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Young goodman brown
Young goodman brown
Young goodman brown Young Goodman Brown "'Lo! There ye stand, my children,' said the figure, in a deep and solemn tone, almost sad, with its despairing awfulness, as if his once angelis nature could yet mourn for our miserable race. "Depending on one another's hearts, ye had still hoped, that virtue were not all a dream. Now ye are undeceived! Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness. Welcome, again, my children, to the communion of your race!'" The above quotation from Ha
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men
Hope and Futility in Of Mice and Men Everyone has a dream they hope to achieve, but dreams are not always possible to attain. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, two ranch hands, George and Lennie, find work in Salinas Valley. Lennie, constantly getting into trouble, inadvertently causes the two of them to be run out of town and thus have to find new work regularly. George and Lennie's search for work in the hope of accomplishing their dream of a small farm of their own displays how futile real
Great Gatsby's Dream
Great Gatsby's Dream
Great Gatsby's Dream A symbol is defined as something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship , association, convention, or accidental resemblance. In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses the green light, the East and West egg, and T.J Eckleburg to show how the American Dream is present and affects each of the characters. The American Dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Gatsby, the dream is that through wealth
Frued As A Prism
Frued As A Prism
Frued As A Prism Social Recognition of the Human Individual “From the time of puberty onward the human individual must devote himself to the great task of freeing himself from his parents.” -Sigmund Freud (General Intro. to Psychoanalysis) As a child develops from infancy to adulthood, it soaks up its environment and processes it like a biological computer. As it matures, so does the way it copes with the challenges life presents to him. If the child has the opportunity to be well educated, than
The Benetton Group
The Benetton Group
The Benetton Group The Benetton Group The Controversy Continues Problem Identification Benetton, the world famous clothing producer, once again dives into social issues that the United States may not be ready for. The Italy based group is well known for their shocking world issue advertisements that only bear the company logo. In fact, Benetton’s advertisements traditionally do not feature the clothes it sells; only the issues play the lead role. After years of controversy over ads such as AIDS,
Communisim In The 1950'S
Communisim In The 1950'S
Communisim In The 1950\'S Thesis: The Red Scare of the 1950\'s caused a massive movement for the people of that time period. I. Introduction II. The Basis of Communisim A. Communisim: Defined B. Political Aspects 1. Communist associations 2.Communist fears C. Physical Aspects 1. Incidents 2. Blacklisting III. Propaganda A. Recruitment B. The Red Scare 1. Communist propaganda 2. Anti-communist defenses IV. Leaders in the movement-McCarthy A. Obsessions 1. The conspiracy 2. Focus on his campaign B
The Most Influential People in th US
The Most Influential People in th US
The Most Influential People in th US The Most Influential People in the U.S. So many people have made an impact on society and myself today. It is hard to decide whos influences have been the greatest and who has had the most impact all together. In selecting these unique people, I had to look at my own morals and values and ask myself what I encounter day by day. My everyday life basically consists of money, music, technology, and people, which has lead me to research individuals who made an i
The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club The Joy Luck Club is a story about four Chinese friends and their daughters. It tells the story of the mothers struggles in China and their acceptance in America, and the daughters struggles of finding themselves as Chinese-Americans. The movie starts off with a story about a swan feather, and how it was brought over with only good intentions. Then the movie goes on, the setting is at a party for June the daughter of Suyuan. Suyuan has just past away about four months ago, an
In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character
In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character
In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society. George F. Babbitt is a man who is completely controlled by the conformist society in which he lives. Pressure to conform lies in all aspects of Babbitt\'s life. Relationships, family, social life, and bu
Birth Order
Birth Order
Birth Order Does birth order have an effect on personality? Does being first born make people more responsible? If someone is the middle born child, are they going to be more rebellious? If people are last born are they more likely to be on television? Are first born children inconsiderate and selfish or reliable and highly motivated? These, and many other questions are being thoroughly studied by psychologists (Harrigan, 1992). In 1923, the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Adler, wrote that a p
TransContinental Railroad
TransContinental Railroad
TransContinental Railroad “If any act symbolized the taming of the Northwest frontier, it was the driving of the final spike to complete the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.”1 The first railroad west of the Mississippi River was opened on December 23, 1852. Five miles long, the track ran from St. Louis to Cheltanham, Missouri. Twenty-five years prior, there were no railroads in the United States; twenty-five years later, railroads joined the east and west coasts from New York to San Fra
Self reliance
Self reliance
Self reliance I will, in the following, discuss the theme of self-reliance in the above-mentioned texts. But what exactly is self-reliance? In his 1841 publication called Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson includes an essay simply entitled Self-Reliance in which he states Trust thyself&Great men have always done so and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age& . Self-reliance is thus defined as the ability to be your own master and to seek your own fortune free from influences from yo
An Autobiographical Portrayal
An Autobiographical Portrayal
An Autobiographical Portrayal Dreaming The Impossible Dream: An autobiographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald, born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seen today as one of the true great American novelists. Although he lived a life filled with alcoholism, despair, and lost-love, he managed to create the ultimate love story and seemed to pinpoint the \'American Dream\'; in his classic novel, The Great Gatsby. In the no
Private School Vouchers
Private School Vouchers
Private School Vouchers Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the appropriate use of public funds, the role of
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby THE GREAT GATSBY research paper BY: CALE SPAFFORD This novel is about the American dream or rather the dreams of F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s. In the novel The Great Gastby notes on the careless and moral deteariation of the twenties. It is clear that fitzgerald has made a relation with his and Gatsby\'s life. This can be seen in many different ways such as fitzgerald attended Yale college for a wile then went off to be in the army. In The Great Gatsby the character Gatsby went to Oxf
Communism
Communism
Communism Communism People all over the world look to the United States for the latest trends, fashions, and technology. The United States have set all these standards during the majority of the last century, by being a government that represents freedom. All over the world people who were trapped in Communist governments hope that one day they too can be as fortunate as the people living in America; to them this freedom is part of their American Dream. The world during most of this and last cen
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 Steinbeck’s 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
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwright’s intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwright’s life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: “I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled. I think nearly all of us have
Nike Campaign
Nike Campaign
Nike Campaign nike campaign When I learned that I had to write this research paper, instead of procrastinating, I convinced myself to JUST DO IT. This phrase also happens to be one of the signature phrases of the leading athletic apparel company, Nike. The JUST DO IT campaign has been very successful for Nike, but it is not he sole reason for their success. Nike’s campaign has definitely persuaded me to go out and buy a few Nike products. So what exactly does Nike’s persuasive campaign consist o
The Day Of The Locust Essay
The Day Of The Locust Essay
The Day Of The Locust Essay Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust tells the story of people who have come to California in search of the American Dream. They travel west hoping to escape less than perfect lives and pursue success in Hollywood. The characters in this novel dream of a life of luxury, having lots of money, and living happily ever after. They eventually come to the realization that the seemingly picture perfect life that California represents is not as easy to attain as they once t
Ussr: The Doomed Empire
Ussr: The Doomed Empire
Ussr: The Doomed Empire USSR: The Doomed Empire BY: Eric Paul Professor Spiegel TA: Mr. Kalhor Introduction: The 1940\'s and the next four decades after, were a time of bitter struggle between the US and the Soviet Union. National identity as well as ideological differences brought both countries to the brink of nuclear war, a revolutionary style of warfare causing the most disastrous demographic disaster known to man. There are numerous speculations on who actually started the war. It can be ar
The Internet
The Internet
The Internet The internet, the world wide data connection that has caught on like a wild fire sweeping through a parched California forest, has wide ranging implications on our world economy. Locally, we have witnessed staggering swings of fortune in more “dot-com” firms than any other form of business in American history. The old adage of that “American Dream” - starting a business in the garage to see it one day be listed on the stock exchange is truer now than at any other time in our short h
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
Computers and Society
Computers and Society
Computers and Society Computers and Society The decade of the 1980's saw an explosion in computer technology and computer usage that deeply changed society. Today computers are a part of everyday life, they are in their simplest form a digital watch or more complexly computers manage power grids, telephone networks, and the money of the world. Henry Grunwald, former US ambassador to Austria best describes the computer's functions, “It enables the mind to ask questions, find answers, stockpile k
Willy Loman's American Dream in Arthur Miller's De
Willy Loman's American Dream in Arthur Miller's De
Willy Loman's American Dream in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Death Salesman essays Willy Loman's American Dream�in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman � Short Essay One ��� Arthur Miller�s Death of a Salesman focuses on the American Dream, or at least Willie Loman�s version of it. *Willie is a salesman who is down on his luck. He "bought into" the belief in the American Dream, and much of the hardship in his life was a result. *Many people believe in the American Dream and i
How Affirmative Action Effects Us All
How Affirmative Action Effects Us All
How Affirmative Action Effects Us All The roots of affirmative action can be traced back to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act where legislation redefined public and private behavior. The act states that to discriminate in private is legal, but anything regarding business or public discrimination is illegal (Affirmative 13). There are two instances when opposing affirmative action might seem the wrong thing to do. Even these two cases dont justify the use of affirmative action. First is
Did the Bank War cause the Panic of 1837? Richard
Did the Bank War cause the Panic of 1837? Richard
Did the Bank War cause the Panic of 1837? Richard Hofstadter from The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It believes President Andrew Jackson’s refusal to recharter the Bank of the United States was politically popular but economically harmful to the long-term growth of the United States. Peter Tenim, from The Jacksonian Economy, believes international factors, such as changes in the monetary policies of the Bank of England, the supply of silver from Mexico, and the price of south
Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many
Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many
Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal prison, why it is no longer in
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work Technology and the Future of Work Every society creates an idealised image of the future - a vision that serves as a beacon to direct the imagination and energy of its people. The Ancient Jewish nation prayed for deliverance to a promised land of milk and honey. Later, Christian clerics held out the promise of eternal salvation in the heavenly kingdom. In the modern age, the idea of a future technological utopia has served as the guiding light of industrial soc
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby Symbolism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one mans disenchantment with the American dream. In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. Gatsbys downfall was in the fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and illusion in his life. His American Dream took a turn for the worst wh
Biff says, 'He had the wrong dreams.' What was wro
Biff says, 'He had the wrong dreams.' What was wro
Biff says, "He had the wrong dreams." What was wrong about Willy's dreams? Was there a right dream for Willy? Is Willy ever a success? Explain. What dream could Willy have followed successfully? In Arthur Millers' Death of a Salesman, we see how the American Dream had such a great impact on the lives of people, and how it meant a promise of freedom and opportunity for everyone. People believed that by working hard they could accomplish anything they wanted, along with financial support for their
Eamon de Valera
Eamon de Valera
Eamon de Valera Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, “If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart.” De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera’s mot
STRESS AND MANEGMENT
STRESS AND MANEGMENT
STRESS AND MANEGMENT Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person and the environment that result in an unpleasant emotional state, such as anxiety, tension, guilt, or shame (swin pg 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are somethings that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the e
bilingual education and Latino civil rights
bilingual education and Latino civil rights
bilingual education and Latino civil rights Bilingual Education and Latino Civil Rights While the population of language minority children in the nation makes up a substantial part of the student population, and continues to grow, their educational civil rights have come under increasing scrutiny and attack over the past decade. All students have the right to be provided access to content area knowledge. Bilingual education, or teaching through the native language, has been an important techniqu
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Business To Do’s and To Don’ts Starting a business has been an American dream ever since this great nation has been established. The United States was built by men who had an idea in their head and a goal to succeed in their heart. The thought of being your own boss, setting your own hours, and hiring people you believe in, appeals to almost everyone. Throw into the equation the possibility of making a lot of money and starting a business is even more appealing. Over 800, 000 new businesses are
Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Arrowsmith is a classic American novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis wrote this book in the early 1900’s as a current outlook on the world of science in that time. The main theme it focuses on is commercialism and its effect on science. During this time period there were many advances in the field of medicine; everyone was racing to find the cure to deadly diseases and then patent it and profit off it. Helping humanity was more of a business than a service to the human race as doct
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-- Copyright Information -- 1998 SIRS, Inc. -- SIRS Researcher Winter 1998 Title: AIDS and Immunity Author: Laurie Garrett Source: Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) Publication Date: July 7, 1998 Page Number(s): C1+ --------------------------- NEWSDAY (Long Island, N.Y.) July 7, 1998, pp. C1+ Copyright 1998, Newsday, Inc./Laurie Garrett. Reprinted by permission. AIDS AND IMMUNITY Battling the Perfect Immune System Killer by Laurie Garrett Staff Correspondent GENEVA--"It's hard to tell if the glass is
Frederic Douglass
Frederic Douglass
Frederic Douglass Frederic Douglass The United States of America is a country that was founded on the basic principles of freedom and liberty. This often leaves it with a reputation as a land full of hope, where anything is possible as long as one is willing to work hard for it. Unfortunately, this idea is not always true. Frederick Douglas, who was born a slave, did not have the privelege of this aforementioned freedom, liberty, and social mobility. Even though he was an exceptionally bright ma
Comparing the American Dream in Great Gatsby and G
Comparing the American Dream in Great Gatsby and G
Comparing the American Dream in Great Gatsby and Glass Menagerie comparison compare contrast essays The American Dream in The Great Gatsby and The Glass Menagerie For centuries, men and women from all over the world have seen in America a place where they could realize their dreams. We each dream our own American Dream. For some it is a vision of material prosperity, for others it can be a feeling of secure and safe. It can be the dream of setting goals. It can be about social justice, as Martin
Socialism
Socialism
Socialism The term socialism is commonly used to refer both to an ideology--a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state--and to a state of society based on that ideology. Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, and individual freedom and happiness, and they have generally sought to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy (see CA
Anorexia2
Anorexia2
Anorexia2 It would seem today that eating disorders are on the rise. While this may be true, the numbers may appear to grow only because more cases are being brought out into the open. One interpretation of an eating disorder is termed as a relationship between the person and food that appears abnormal. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most prevalent eating disorder diseases. The word Anorexia itself means, "lack of appetite," and as for the definition of Anorexia, Anorexia is an all encompassing
Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of his time. He wrote about the troubling time period in which he lived known as the Jazz Age. During this era people were either rich or dreamt of great wealth. Fitzgerald fell into the trap of wanting to be wealthy, and suffered great personal anguish because of these driving forces. I have chosen to write a term paper on F.Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this presentation is to show F. Scott Fitzgeral
This side of paradise
This side of paradise
this side of paradise Many critics have complained, with justice, that a great flaw in This Side of Paradise (aside from its loose, rambling structure) is the fact that the author seems uncertain as to his own attitude. He mocks the romantic delusions or emotional melodrama of his "little rich boy," Amory Blaine, while too often he shares, or seems to share, in the delusions themselves. There is, in short, a kind of "smart" pseudo-sophistication imbedded within the narrative itself-a series of "
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby
Modernism and the Great Gatsby To understand modern literature, one must develop a sense of the structured and ordered lifestyle prior to modern culture. Before the era of modernism, lifestyles were systematically organized through standard traditions. When World War I started, Americans felt the impact of modernism at its strongest with men going off to battle and women working in factories. Lifestyles were beginning to divert from family traditions. People started to abandon their traditional
Great Gatsby3
Great Gatsby3
Great Gatsby3 Everyone wants to be successful in life, but most often people take the wrong ways to get there. In the 1920’s the American Dream was something that everyone struggled to have. A spouse, children, money, a big house and a car meant that someone had succeeded in life. A very important aspect was money and success was determined greatly by it. This was not true in all cases however. The belief that every man can rise to success no matter what his beginnings. Jay Gatsby was a poor boy
Langston Huges
Langston Huges
Langston Huges Langston Hughes is a key figure in the vision of the American dream. In his writings his African-American perspective gives an accurate vision of what the American dream means to a less fortunate minority. His poetry is very loud and emotional in conveying his idea of the African-American dream. Most of his poetry either states how the black man is being surpressed or is a wish, a plea for equality. He does not want the black man to be better than everyone else, but just to be tre
David Duval
David Duval
David Duval Behind the Glasses: David Duval Chris Weymouth They tried to hide the huge needle, of course. He laid with his face planted hard into the sheets. His father and a nurse held him down by his shoulders and legs. The needle was pushed in just above his hip. He took it better than most boys his age. He clenched as it made its way through his skin. It stopped when it met his hipbone. The doctor had to ratchet it now, hard, to penetrate the bone. He clenched harder. The doctor now rocked t
Comparative Essay - The great Gatsby and Romeo and
Comparative Essay - The great Gatsby and Romeo and
Comparative Essay - The great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet Behind every great man lies a great women. In some cases the women herself may not always be good or ideal according to society. Nevertheless it seems to add character to the man,and also influences his actions and maybe even his morals. In Shakespearean literature,Shakespeare tends to use people to develop certain characters throughout the play. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is the person with the most influence on Romeo. This influence al
Edgar Alan Poe - Biography
Edgar Alan Poe - Biography
Edgar Alan Poe - Biography The Life Of Edgar Alan Poe a Biography 1809 -- 1849 He gained some fame from the publication in 1845 of a dozen stories as well as of The Raven and Other Poems, and he enjoyed a few months of calm as a respected critic and writer. After his wife died in 1847, however, his life began to unravel even faster as he moved about from city to city, lecturing and writing, drinking heavily, and courting several older women. Just before marrying one, he died in Baltimore after b
Hitler
Hitler
Hitler INTRODUCTION Hitler was an incredibly gifted person. He was an intelligent speaker, as he managed to sway 14.7 million people to vote for him even though his ideas were unpopular. Hitler was able to take over half of Europe with a country that was heavily in debt and had poor morale. He even negotiated to surpass all levels of government and declare himself dictator. Hitler was a gifted painter although most, if not all, of his works were never published. His paintings were done in waterc