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Heros of the sixties counter c
Heros of the sixties counter c
Heros of the sixties counter c Michael Bowen-Artist Michael Bowen was instrumental in many of the key developments in the Haight-Ashbury. He helped Allan Cohen turn his dream of a �rainbow-colored newspaper� into reality, contributing art, obtaining funding, and even turning his apartment over to The Oracle for office use. Michael, along with the Oracle, organized the �Love Pageant Rally�, which was held to protest the outlawing of LSD on October 6, 1966. Surprised at the larger than exp
Jail without bars Raise The Re
Jail without bars Raise The Re
Jail without bars Raise The Re Some people are trapped in the prison of their own lives. The bars can consist of many things that hold these people from their full potential. Many of these restrictions come from social standards, stereotypes, prejudices, or poverty. It\'s hard to break away from these cycles, but it is possible. It takes enormous strength and courage which these characters did not have. Even though they did not succeed we can learn from their mistakes. Songlian decided to marry
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
The Colosseum In the first century AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian decided that Rome needed a stadium that would not only satisfy the crowds, but also convince the magnitude that Rome had become a power to be reckoned with. He wanted them to know that Rome now again had strong and unquestionable power in the world after the strong and bitter civil war it had recently gone through. His idea was to create an amphitheater. This theater, named the Flavian Amphitheater, earned a reputation as the gre
Ethel O' Grady
Ethel O' Grady
Ethel O\' Grady History of Television December 3, 1996 A Zipper for Pee-Wee Herman: Leaders in childrens television are and always have been concerned about what programs actually make it on the air. Most early programming for children of school age in the 1950\'s was the western program. Another type was the science-fiction thriller which tended to be based on hero\'s from the radio, comics, and films. However, a favorite of the youngest audience was the children\'s equivalent of the variety sh
The Myth of Perfection
The Myth of Perfection
The Myth of Perfection The Myth of Perfection Adam Benzan Block H Perfection is a much sought-after quality, yet is completely impossible to obtain. Because we do not have a clear definition of what perfection truly is, when a person attempts to become "perfect", they are usually transforming into what seems to be perfect to . In both "A Doll\'s House" and "The Metamorphosis", we see that human beings cannot achieve a state of total perfection. When Gregor Samsa, from "the Metamorphosis", attemp
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights Animal Rights "Isn\'t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife--birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes--by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative--and fatal--health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kil
Fifth Business
Fifth Business
Fifth Business Guilt can only be suppressed for a limited time before it comes out in unwanted ways. In the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, Boy Staunton -a successful business man with a polished appearance but a tortured soul- took the ultimate plunge into his death. His decision was not merely his own, but was influenced by a team of hands that helped push him to his destiny. First Leola, who was his first love and his wife. Then Mary Dempster, a neighbor from his old town Deptford,
OF MICE AND MEN - THE AMERICAN DREAM IS PRESENTED
OF MICE AND MEN - THE AMERICAN DREAM IS PRESENTED
OF MICE AND MEN - THE AMERICAN DREAM IS PRESENTED AS A SAD ILLUSION Steinbecks novel presents the American Dream as a sad illusion. Discuss. Of Mice and Men is one of the most powerful and symbolic books of its era. It is, as Steinbeck put it, a study of the dreams and pleasures of everybody in the world, examining many different aspects of human existence. A theme central to this novel is the idea of the American Dream, and of its failure as a realistic possibility. The American Dream is on
Pride and prejudice
Pride and prejudice
pride and prejudice A Fight For A dance Its the nineteen century, and I am a poor old colored man that doesnt even have the mind to write this letter because I dont know how to write well by the lack of my education, and I dont even want to remember, let me explained this to you in this way so you get it quickly, 90 years ago I was reading this two poems named Slavery, a poem and To the Ladies that I found on one of the books of Ms. Lady Spears (R.I.P), the ex-Madam of the house in whic
Time
Time
Time Part I: The Tao Of Dani Time is an illusion because there is no real truth to it. It has never been proven to exist. It was made up by the Romans or the Babylonians thousands of years ago so farmers could meet on a hill top at 1 in the afternoon because one farmers wife had a hair appointment at noon. Human beings have a born inhibition to have things simpler. Human beings also have to have explanations and reasoning. Time was born out of this. The grand old theory that time is a river. Th
Spin Cycle
Spin Cycle
Spin Cycle Spin Cycle SPIN CYCLE With so many different scandal to his credit and numerous ongoing investigations pending, President Clinton has been bombarded by the media in a fashion not seen since the last days of the Nixon administration. Despite this unwanted attention, Clinton has managed to maintain lofty approval ratings and successfully deflect even the most ardent attacks. How does he do it? This question is answered in full in Spin Cycle, a backroom look at how news is created and pa
Analysis of 'The Age of Anxiety' by W.H. Auden
Analysis of 'The Age of Anxiety' by W.H. Auden
Analysis of "The Age of Anxiety" by W.H. Auden Analysis of "The Age of Anxiety" by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden's "The Age of Anxiety" reflect his belief that man's quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden's background A. As a 1930's poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. "The Age of Anxiety" overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters' search for self-actualization 2. Characters' inevitable failure in the quest B. C
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Utilitarianism Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring...... A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest. It is based on factuality and leaves little room for imagination. Dickens provides three vivid examples of this ut
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Liter
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Liter
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone In the history of women\'s rights, and their leaders, few can compare with the determination and success of Lucy Stone. While many remember Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for being the most active fighters for women\'s rights, perhaps Stone is even more important. The major goal for women in this time period was gaining women\'s suffrage. That is what many remember or associate with the convention at Seneca Falls. However, Stone was not only trying to gain women\'s suffra
Free King Lear Essays: Comic Relief King Lear essa
Free King Lear Essays: Comic Relief King Lear essa
Free King Lear Essays: Comic Relief King Lear essays Comic Relief in King Lear Combining the antics of a circus with the pomp of a royal court is a difficult task indeed. William Shakespeare's genius came from how closely he intertwined the two seemingly mutually exclusive realms to appeal to all socioeconomic groups in his audience. In King Lear, Edgar's appearance as Tom of Bedlam, Lear's insanity, and Lear's Fool provide the comic relief which slices the dramatic tension. Among these, Lear's
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity
Fifth Business: Search for Self Identity In Robertson Davies' novel Fifth Business, the author uses the events that occurred in Deptford as a Canadian Allusion to reveal character identity. Three characters in the novel from Deptford: Boy Staunton, Dunstan Ramsey and Paul Dempster, leave Deptford to embark on a new identity to rid of their horrid past. The three main characters of the novel, all of whom to some extent try to escape their small town background, change their identity to become peo
None Provided1
None Provided1
None Provided1 An Old Fashion Dog Fight in the Big Apple: The 1998 U.S. Senate race in New York is one of the most heated and competitive political battles in the country. New York has traditionally been a place where only the strong willed, and tough at heart could compete; a place where crafty tactics, extensive connections, and stocks of cash are essential aspects of political competition. This years combat field of a campaign has been no exception. The two primary candidates, 60 year old, i
De La Guarda Villa Villa
De La Guarda Villa Villa
De La Guarda Villa Villa Is it a musical? A play? It�s more like a Circus! On March 1, 2001, I had the great opportunity to see a very unique Off-Broadway variety show named De La Guarda, written, directed, and designed by Pichon Baldinu and Diqui James. The theatre presenting this show is the Daryl Roth Theatre, which is located at 20 Union Square East, just a few blocks from Baruch College. There were many interesting moments in the show that one would be definitely surprised if he had no pr
Comparison between grapes of w
Comparison between grapes of w
Comparison between grapes of w People who feel trapped often do desperate things that affect themselves and others. Fifth Business and The Grapes of Wrath are two novels that both consist of trapped characters that are affected physically, emotionally, and socially. These elements are the very foundation of entrapment, which lead to the downfall of the characters. Mary from the novel Fifth Business and Grampa from The Grapes of Wrath are two characters that have a fatal flaw in their liv
Media Violence And Its Effects On Children
Media Violence And Its Effects On Children
Media Violence And Its Effects On Children Introduction Communications technology is expanding through the entire global community (Dyson 2). Children everywhere are being born into a world of images and messages, which are largely separated from their home, school and spiritual lives (Dyson 2). In society today storytellers are seldom parents, grandparents, teachers or the clergy; instead they are the handful of distant forces with something to sell (Dyson 2). What is unique about the media ind
Europe
Europe
Europe A World Unknown (My Trip to Europe) Essay written by Audrey Strickland Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about traveling overseas. Strange lands, exciting places, and new cultures have always fascinated me. I\'ve always wondered what it would be like to speak another language, to grow up learning different customs, or to live in a completely different way than I do now. This past summer my dream finally came true. I got to travel to England, France, Switzerland, and Germany with Mm
The Circus
The Circus
The Circus A circus is an arena for acrobatic exhibitions and animal shows. Usually circular and surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, a circus may be in the open air but is usually housed in a permanent building or sheltered by a tent. The term circus is also applied to the performance itself and to the troupe of performers. The entertainment offered at a circus generally consists of displays of horsemanship; exhibitions by gymnasts, aerialists, wild-animal trainers, and performing anima
Thoughts On Earth
Thoughts On Earth
Thoughts On Earth This world has no place for genius. Artistry, love, beauty, creativity is warped and mangled like raw steel into financial gain and social profiteering. What happened to the traveling gypsies, the gleemen and the circus? A generation of lost souls is found in this mess of suits and ties and pumps marching head on like lemmings over the cliff to an end that is all too predictable. Education, Job, Marriage, Children, Retirement in Florida, and Death in a Mahogany Coffin 6 Feet Un
Clown
Clown
Clown Clown a performer, usually in a circus, who plays the fool, performs practical jokes, and does tricks to make people laugh. Other names for clowns are buffoon, jester, fool, conjurer, mirthmaker, tumbler, gleeman, mime, actor, harlequin, merry counselor, comic, and puppeteer. Even though there are many types of clowns, each clown develops a face, meaning a personality. A clown�s face, once created, becomes the clown�s unique personal property. Whiteface The oldest type of clown is the
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn Chapter 1: The narrator (later identified as Huckleberry Finn) begins Chapter One by stating that the reader may know of him from another book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by \"Mr. Mark Twain,\" but it \"ain\'t t no matter\" if you have not. According to Huck, Twain mostly told the truth, with some \"stretchers\" thrown in, though everyone--except Tom\'s Aunt Polly, the widow, and maybe Mary--lies once in a while. The other book ended with Tom and Huckleberry finding the gold s
Old Madison Square Garden: Fond Recollections of a True Landmark
Old Madison Square Garden: Fond Recollections of a True Landmark
Old Madison Square Garden: Fond Recollections of a True Landmark Old Madison Square Garden: Fond Recollections of a True Landmark From the world cup of soccer to the superbowl, people all throughout the world have dreams of being sport stars or even just meeting their favorite athlete. It is in some peoples mind, the ideal american dream. In a time known as the roaring twenties, people throughout New York were working toward the american dream. This dream included a more splendid lifestyle that
Salaam Bombay
Salaam Bombay
Salaam Bombay Salaam Bombay! Moiz Bhinderwala Westford, MA Title: Salaam Bombay! Director: Mira Nair Give a brief description of the main characters: The main characters in this movie are Krishna, his friend Chillum, a prostitute with her small daughter, a pimp, street-kids and a 16-yr old girl. Krishna: Krishna is a twelve year old boy, who is in search for a job so that he can earn enough money to pay his mother in order to return to his family. He is left behind by a travelling circus where h
Ring of Time
Ring of Time
Ring of Time In E.B. Whites The Ring of Time, the author gives a narrative account of his trip to a circus rehearsal where he describes a fascinating scene of a young girl practicing a horse act for an upcoming show. As a writer, he feels it is his obligation to record the events he is witnessing, and convey this to his readers without leaving anything out. However difficult this may be, the beautiful and fleeting moment is something he wishes to ultimately capture. When he arrives on the scene
Dress Codes
Dress Codes
Dress Codes It is in the middle of summer and very hot and humid. You are in complete uniform, wearing the long wool pants with the shirt, tie and sweater. Your whole body is uncontrollably sweating. Instead of paying attention in class, you wipe yourself down every second. Uniforms are uncomfortable, cause distractions and are expensive. They serve no purpose in getting the proper knowledge that one is in school to earn. One that is not comfortable, may not concentrate in class. He/she will mov
The American Dream
The American Dream
The American Dream During the Roaring Twenties, American lifestyles changed dramatically. Money was abundant and people were going out and having fun. All of this wealth and socializing contributes to the American Dream. Jay Gatsby, the main character of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald symbolizes everything about this dream. Gatsby thinks money is the answer to all his problems and desires. This includes the woman he loves, Daisy. Jay Gatsby has the best of everything: the nicest car,
Hard Times by Charles Dickens - Irony
Hard Times by Charles Dickens - Irony
Hard Times by Charles Dickens - Irony Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, was a representation of his time. Times were hard for children and adults alike. People who questioned what they were taught, often went through struggles and "hard times." Eventually, the people who were looked down were the ones who really helped those in need. Throughout the book, there are many ironic instances. Thomas Gradgrind was a man built on the idea that facts and statistics were the only truth in life and all that
The crotesque machinery of Dubliners
The crotesque machinery of Dubliners
The crotesque machinery of Dubliners The Grotesque Machinery of the Dubliners Joyce describes the spiritual poverty of the people of Dublin in the industrial age, with powerful images of mechanized humans and animated machines. In "After the Race" and "Counterparts" he delineates characters with appropriate portraits of human automation. Machines seize human attributes and vitality in opposition to the vacuous citizens of Ireland\'s capitalist city. Joyce\'s use of metaphorical language brings t
Superman - All American
Superman - All American
Superman - All American Superman, All-American Hero Gary Engle describes Superman as the ultimate American, "Superman is the greatest American hero" (Engle, 677). After reading three comic books I notice an occurring theme of wanting to protect what is good, even though the comic books chosen span over eleven years. Several distinct things to Superman\'s personality are his cape, the respect he has for others, the respect others have for him, his intelligence, his protection of all life and what
Comparison Between Grapes Of W
Comparison Between Grapes Of W
Comparison Between Grapes Of W People who feel trapped often do desperate things that affect themselves and others. \'Fifth Business\'; and \'The Grapes of Wrath\'; are two novels that both consist of trapped characters that are affected physically, emotionally, and socially. These elements are the very foundation of entrapment, which lead to the downfall of the characters. Mary from the novel \'Fifth Business\'; and Grampa from \'The Grapes of Wrath\'; are two characters that have a fatal flaw
E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C07000E Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1894. He received his B.A. in 1915 and his M.A. in 1916, both from Harvard. During the First World War, Cummings worked as an ambulance driver in France, but was interned in a prison camp by the French authorities (an experience recounted in his novel, The Enormous Room) for his outspoken anti-war convictions. After the war, he settled into a life divided between
Emperor Claudius
Emperor Claudius
Emperor Claudius Introduction Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A.D.; emperor, 41-54 A.D.) was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His reign represents a turning point in the history of the Principate for a number of reasons, not the least for the manner of his accession and the implications it carried for the nature of the office. During his reign he promoted administrators who did not belong to the senatorial or equestrian classes, and was later vilified by author
Elephant Man
Elephant Man
Elephant Man Elephant Man In literature, as in life, we encounter persons who have faults as well as virtues. In the novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks a man has faults. The character that has faults in this novel is Bytes who is a greedy man and a circus owner. Often people have a fault of virtue of another person. Bytes made Merrick, the Elephant Man, live in the basement. Merrick lived in Bytes\' basement for more than two decades. The basement was cold and all Merrick had an old dirt
Quest for Personal Identity in Toni Morrison's The
Quest for Personal Identity in Toni Morrison's The
Quest for Personal Identity in Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye English Quest for Personal Identity in Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930\'s and 2,500,00 in the 1940\'s. Life in the
Graduate1
Graduate1
graduate1 The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different audiences. "In the 1990s we are
A new and malevolent superstition
A new and malevolent superstition
A new and malevolent superstition The first instance of the Roman State taking action against Christians arose in the reign of the Emperor Claudius (41-54 A.D.). The historians Suetonius and Dio Cassius tell us that Claudius had to expel the Jews because they were continually arguing among themselves about a certain Chrestos. "Here we have first mention of the response to the Christian message in the community of Rome," comments Karl Baus. The historian Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (70- ca.140) w
Comparative Essay: Dry September & A Rose For Emil
Comparative Essay: Dry September & A Rose For Emil
Comparative Essay: Dry September & A Rose For Emily Dry September and A Rose for Emily are two stories that explores life of two small towns, each having similarities as well as differences in the way it was written. In analyzing the two stories, we will reveal the emotions of the characters, the tone of the story, and how the setting is used to show the feeling of the story. in doing so, we will discover the style Faulkner uses to employ his tone on the story and to get a better understanding o
Rodeo
Rodeo
rodeo As the days grow longer, the Kansas wind gets warmer, and the school year draws to a close, the thoughts of ranchers and would-be cowboys in Chase County and the surrounding communities turn to rodeo, specifically the Flint Hills Rodeo. The oldest consecutive rodeo of June, the Flint Hills Rodeo draws thousands of spectators from near and far. This two-day event is an experience that is not easily forgotten. The Flint Hills Rodeo is an important yearly event with roots deeply embedded in C
Neurofibromatosis
Neurofibromatosis
Neurofibromatosis Neurofibromatosis is a disorder affecting the chromosomes of the human body. It is a hereditary disorder affecting the nervous system. The term neurofibromatosis actually refers to two different genetic diseases. The most common type is NF 1, and the less common type is NF 2. Both disorders are transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. An autosomal dominant disease is a disorder caused by the presence of a single autosomal dominant gene; an abnormal factor located on any ch
A Bugs Life Entomological View
A Bugs Life Entomological View
A Bugs Life Entomological View A Bugs Life was a full-length computer animated movie released in 1998 by Pixar. The film dealt with an inside look at the lives of arthropods, specifically ants. The film was fictional with the insects each having their own personality along with voices and human hands. The plot of A Bugs Life surrounds its star who is Flik, an inventive ant whose antics always land him into trouble. Flik manages to foil his colonys harvest by accidentally knocking it over a cl
Birthmark
Birthmark
Birthmark By Hawthorne How does Hawthorne in the "Birthmark" use Irony, Ambiguity, Paradox, and Symbol? Ambiguity: Two different interpretations can be used to describe Georgianas character. At first she seems to be a strong confident women who is very self assured. Only after the constant focus of her husbands attention to her birthmark, does she begin to willow away. When Aylmer gives her the elixir to drink, Georgiana has submitted to doing whatever in necessary to relieve her husband from
Alexander Sandy Calder
Alexander Sandy Calder
Alexander Sandy Calder Alexander Sandy Calder was born into a family of renowned artists who encouraged him to create from a very young age. As a boy, he had his own workshop where he made toys for himself and his sister. He received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1919 but soon after decided to pursue a career as an artist. Calder attended classes at the Art Students League in New York from 1923 to 1926, supporting himself by working as an illustrator. In 1926 Calder arrived in Paris wher
Roman history
Roman history
Roman history The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They\'ve had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they are descended f
Scopes Trial
Scopes Trial
Scopes Trial For several days in July of 1925, a high school math teacher in Dayton, Tennessee became the most reported-on man in America. He was not an actor, an athlete, or a politician. He was on trial for teaching Darwins theory of evolution. The trial later came to be known as Scopes Trial, after John Scopes, the defendant. But this was not a trial to see what punishment he would receive. This trial pitted Protestant fundamentalists against the American Civil Liberties Union. In the end,
The tradegy of fifth business
The tradegy of fifth business
the tradegy of fifth business THE TRAGEDY OF FIFTH BUSINESS The best novels that are written are usually ones that are tragic with and an unhappy ending or an ending that we can not comprehend.The novel,"Fifth Business"written by Robertson Davies is a tragic story about a boy\'s journey to manhood and on the journey we see the downfalls of all the people of Dunstan Ramsay\'s life and what they amount to or how their lives were robbed or shortened.If a story did not have a tragic ending then it w