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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath If you consider Ma Joad concrete then consider Pa limestone... The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, shows a whole family and their struggles. The grapes of Wrath is modeled after a biblical reference to the Israelites, god¹s chosen people. They also left their land, Egypt, and wandered into the desert for many years,searching in vain for a promised land, the land of milk and honey. A lot like the Israelites, many farmers in the middle of the country began migrating to Cali
Law of Precedent
Law of Precedent
Law of Precedent One of the major considerations on how someone is tried in a court of law depends upon the previous convictions of similar cases. This law of precedent (stare decisis) was founded hundreds of years ago as part of our common law. The literal translation of stare decisis is that like cases be decided alike. Precedents in law play a fundamental role in the judicial processes of Canada. From stealing a loaf of bread ranging to murder in the first degree, there are precedents for a
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment By: Omer Kassam Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal s
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
Gling through such things as the depression the Dust Bowl summers and
gling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It wouldn’t be enough for Steinbeck to simply wr
Superstistion a word that is often used to explain bad luck misfortune
Superstistion a word that is often used to explain bad luck misfortune
Superstistion, a word that is often used to explain bad luck, misfortune, the super natural, and the world that is not known. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, superstion playe an important role that resurfaces several times throughout the book. A belief that a hair ball can tell the future, a loaf of bread containing quicksilver can point out a dead carcass, and touching a snake skin with bare hands will give you the worst bad luck, are all examples of some of the
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to
A weeping mother a sickly child and a husband near-death are the image
A weeping mother a sickly child and a husband near-death are the image
A weeping mother, a sickly child and a husband near-death are the images evoked in Jonathan Harr's A Civil Action. Two huge multinational corporations, represented by a corps of well learned and well supplied lawyers are put to bear against the pitiful victims of the companies' supposed negligence and these victim's lawyer, an energetic, if untested, attorney. Every fiber of my being was rooting for the plaintiffs to win the case and walk away with just recompense; to see the corporations clean
Utopia
Utopia
Utopia In the work Utopia,which is a product of imagination,More tells us about the flawless system of governing which he establishes.In his writings More reflects the aspirations of a Renaissance man.This both caused him to be considered as the Socrates of Europe and to be executed in the face of his disobedience against the king.Ideas of Humanism and Reformation had found refuge in More’s mind.While carrying such qualities in theory,he was in fact a staunch radical in real life.Although he had
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way
Fight Club
Fight Club
Fight Club Must See Rating: / Film Review In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike most of the modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening co
How might we define crime
How might we define crime
How might we define crime? What is crime? It might seem simple enough to explain for we all know have some idea of what is legal and what is not. Crime has been described as a ‘violation of the criminal law’ (Heidensohn. F, 1989) which links crime with law breaking. There are many different ways to define crime; many different groups have their own definitions of crime. There is the dictionary definition, which is how most people would define crime. This is a broad definition for there are sever
The Scarlet Ibis and Sucker Comparison
The Scarlet Ibis and Sucker Comparison
The Scarlet Ibis and Sucker Comparison The short stories “The Scarlet Ibis” and “Sucker” are very similar stories to each other. Each story contains similar themes, conflicts, and metaphors in the short stories. The two short stories deal will similar conflicts between characters, themes used by the author, and metaphors to portray each character. These are the reasons why the two short stories share such a close similarity. In the short story “Sucker” and “The Scarlet Ibis” the main characters
Testing Superstitions
Testing Superstitions
Testing Superstitions Humanities-English There are some ideas in life that need to be tested to achieve their full meaning and splendor. Superstitions are found in all different cultures and are widely accepted and among the believers, they are respected. Most people will not take any thought into interpreting these notions, and will therefore gain no sense of the superstition. However, others will see these as an opportunity to test their faith and chose to either reject certain fallacies or ac
First White Settlers
First White Settlers
First White Settlers The first white man to settle in this region was William Stewart, one of George Washington's scouts, who established residence on the New Haven side of the Youghiogheny in 1753. History does not record Stewart as remaining here long, but it was long enough to give the place a name. It became known as Stewart's Crossing and the spot, just north of the new bridge over the river, is yet recognized by that name. The first permanent white inhabitant was Colonel William Crawford,
Islam
Islam
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
POVERTY A SUBJECT
POVERTY A SUBJECT
POVERTY A SUBJECT Nearly 60% poor live in our human world. For example, countries like India and other who has thick population and dominated by illiterates and semi- littermates (semi-literate means with less literacy level which deprives them from employment in high tech or medium industries). This category does not fit into high tech industries. For them agricultural, small and cottage industries are most suitable. http://members.tripod.com/~sadashivan_nair/quotpovertyquotasubject/index.html
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a
What do we use all this water for Of all the water that falls to Calif
What do we use all this water for Of all the water that falls to Calif
What do we use all this water for? Of all the water that falls to California, 60% is immediately returned to the atmosphere by evaporation or native plant use. The rest runs off into rivers, lakes, streams and the water table, where it is available for human use. We will explain what happens to all this water, show exactly how much water we do use, and give ways to reduce water use in and around your home. The single largest user of water is industry. Industries use 46% of our annual water suppl
The Comfort Women
The Comfort Women
The Comfort Women Some jokingly say that prostitution is the ‘oldest profession’, but one can hardly laugh about the plight of thousands of women who have resorted to this disturbing practice. Although many women sell their bodies by choice, history shows that for centuries, governments and conquering armies have used their power to force women into prostitution to fit its needs. Well into the twentieth century, the practice continued in countries around the world including China, The Philippine
BIOGRAPHY HELEN KELLER 1880-1968
BIOGRAPHY HELEN KELLER 1880-1968
BIOGRAPHY: HELEN KELLER (1880-1968) Early life Helen Adams Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. She was the daughter of newspaper editor Captain Arthur Keller and his wife, Kate Adams Keller. At the age of 19 months, Helen was struck with a severe illness (called brain fever at the time, it may have been scarlet fever) which left her both blind and deaf. Her deafness made it difficult to learn to speak. She invented 60 of her own signs in order to communicate with her fami
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way. I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally econom
Pompeii the ancient city of Italy found in the Campania Region built a
Pompeii the ancient city of Italy found in the Campania Region built a
Pompeii the ancient city of Italy, found in the Campania Region, built at the mouth of the Sarnus River, it is located about three kilometer south of mount Vesuvius, between Herculaneum and Stabiae. The city was built around 600 b.c. by the Oscans. Which was later taken over by Samnites. It later became a Roman colony in 80 b.c. under the dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Pompeii became a favorite resort for wealthy Romans and reached a population of about 20,000 at the beginning of the Christia
Changes in Little Red Riding Hood
Changes in Little Red Riding Hood
Changes in Little Red Riding Hood In the case book of Little Red Ridding Hood there are four very contrasted versions of the famous fairy tale that change by both the culture and the time period in which they are told in. The impact of the fable changes, whether it is an oral version or a literary version. Most versions were once oral and have been told for centuries in the cultures they came from. Many aspects of the story have been erased or added, but each still has the same common progressi
The English Language
The English Language
The English Language There are three main periods in the history of the English language. They are as follows: Old English (450-1100), Middle English (1100-1500), and Modern English (1500-Present). Examples of Old English The following passage is the Anglo-Saxon version of The Lord’s Prayer: Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum, Si þin gehalgod. Tobecume þin rice. Gewurþe ðin willa on eorðan swa swa on heofonum. Urne gedæghwamlican hlaf style us to dæg. And forgyf us urne gyltas, swa swa we forgyfa
John Lennon is considered to be one of the most influential people in
John Lennon is considered to be one of the most influential people in
John Lennon is considered to be one of the most influential people in the history of music. He took the initiative to stand up and speak for an entire generation. He sung about freedom, peace and solutions to the world’s problems. Many of the people of this generation lived vicariously through him and his lyrics. In a society where people worked for the government, he urged them to stand up and fight to make the government work for them. Lennon saw that there was more to life than jobs, schools
Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dive
Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dive
Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a result, his w
If you were thinking Mexico would have a white Christmas you were wron
If you were thinking Mexico would have a white Christmas you were wron
If you were thinking Mexico would have a white Christmas, you were wrong. The weather in Mexico never dips below the 40’s, which is good for the festivals Mexico has. Most people in Mexico take off the last two weeks in December. Either to party, spend more time with the family, visit with old friends, or make new friends. Christmas in Mexico is celebrated in a many ways. One thing to do is the posada, a recreation of Mary and Joseph searching for a ‘room at the inn.’ Accompanying them is a cho
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a re
Radiology
Radiology
Radiology Humanity, constantly learning, growing, and facing more challenges each second of the day. Whether the challenges are mental or purely physical. We have found more efficient, safer, and easier ways of doing the tasks we may face. From moving cargo, to sending information via the Internet. Probably the greatest accomplishments we have made, are in the studies of medicine/treatment. And to be specific, the study of radiology. Radiology, the process of working and viewing inside the human
Beer
Beer
Beer Historically hops, yeast, malted barley, and water have all played the greatest and most important role in society. For almost 8000 years these ingredients have been mixed and have been appreciated by all classes of society in almost all civilizations. The old cliche accident is the mother of invention is a phrase that definitely holds true in the world of beer. The discovery was made way back when the Mediterranean region was the seat of civilization and barley flourished as a dietary st
1984 by George Orwell Character Sketch
1984 by George Orwell Character Sketch
1984 by George Orwell: Character Sketch by Jeffrey Bowerman. The two main characters in 1984 are Winston Smith and Julia. Winston has his beliefs. It is very hard to make him believe in someone else's ideas or lies. He is a little paranoid about people watching him. In the story 1984, people can be watched through TVs (telescreens). Because of this paranoia, he found a place in his apartment were he could sit without being seen. He spends much of his time sitting in this corner writing in his di
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Superstition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Superstition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Superstition Superstistion, a word that is often used to explain bad luck, misfortune, the super natural, and the world that is not known. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, superstion playe an important role that resurfaces several times throughout the book. A belief that a hair ball can tell the future, a loaf of bread containing quicksilver can point out a dead carcass, and touching a snake skin with bare hands will give you the
The Grapes of Wrath Symbolic Characters
The Grapes of Wrath Symbolic Characters
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolic Characters Struggling through such things as the depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included finding somewhere to travel to where life would be safe. Such is the story of the Joads. The Joads were the main family in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a book which was written in order to show what a family was going through, at this time period, and how they were trying to better their lives at the same time. It
Australian Life
Australian Life
Australian Life Life in the Bush The Australian life style was portrayed as one of the bushman although it was not . The life of a typical Australian was really the city life . The bushman was one with no classes and he treated every person as equal . A middle class person was the same as a working class man . The bushman was a very trust worthy and helpful character he would help a stranger as if it was his friend and if that friend needed anything he would be glade to ofer him every thing he h
John Ford And Frank Capra A Study Of Their Movies
John Ford And Frank Capra A Study Of Their Movies
John Ford And Frank Capra: A Study Of Their Movies John Ford and Frank Capra: A Study of Their Movies A great man and a great American, Frank Capra is an inspiration to those who believe in the American dream John Ford The megaphone has been to John Ford what the chisel was to Michelangelo.....Ford Cannot be pinned down or analyzed. He is pure Ford--Which means pure great Frank Capra Frank Capra and John Ford have directed many classic movies and it is unfair to only view two of their works and
THROUGH THE AGES- THEN AND NOW
THROUGH THE AGES- THEN AND NOW
. THROUGH THE AGES- THEN AND NOW Dana Zwolinski The Beginning Education This decade was full of changes in the education area. The first elementary school was formed by John Dewey. Looking out for man-kind, some people encouraged the schooling and educating of Afro-Americans, but the South, and parts of the North still remained under their policy of racial segregation. Annual teachers pay was around $325. Mary McLeod Bethune started the first school for Negro girls. High schools were popular, a
Kristina Meyer
Kristina Meyer
Kristina Meyer Public Policy Professor Balkema December 10, 2001 WITH NUMBER TWO PENCILS IN HAND Each year students across the nation are forced into rooms where no talking is allowed. They come equipped with number two pencils and a year's preparation. They are there to take a standardized test. In Texas this test is called the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. Many students walk into this test knowing that they will pass and knowing that their time would be better spent in thousands of dif
Jean Valjean  -   Cosette's adopted father. Valj
Jean Valjean  -   Cosette's adopted father. Valj
Jean Valjean  -   Cosette\'s adopted father. Valjean is an ex-convict who leaves behind a life of hatred and deceit and makes his fortune with his innovative industrial techniques. He finds fulfillment in loving his adopted daughter and helping people who are in difficult situations, even when it means risking his own life and welfare. Valjean adopts pseudonyms to evade the police and combines a convict\'s street smarts with his newfound idealism and compassion. His whole life is a quest for
Kant the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative
Kant the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative
Kant: the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative Kantian philosophy outlines the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative as a method for determining morality of actions. This formula is a two part test. First, one creates a maxim and considers whether the maxim could be a universal law for all rational beings. Second, one determines whether rational beings would will it to be a universal law. Once it is clear that the maxim passes both prongs of the test, there are
Three Waves of Ska
Three Waves of Ska
Three Waves of Ska Music is one medium through which a generation can express itself. For a generation of suppressed, restless, working-class youths living in early 1960's Jamaica, this voice was a genre of music known as ska. Since its original appearance, ska has resurfaced twice. Ska music has been presented to three generations of fans in three separate waves. Its humble beginnings lead to one of the most influential styles of music present in the world. By 1962, Jamaica was no longer und
Ark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a
Ark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a
M ark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a classic. However, there are several flaws. First of all the coincidence that everything happens with in my mind detracts some from the story. The other major problem is that the book seems to drag on and on the closer you get to the end, as if Twain had a page quota to fill and was not worried about the story. The other problem brought up on our hand-out was Huck’s lack of seriousness in what was a very serious situation f
John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
John Gotti: The Man Behind the Mob You are about to hear about the life of John Gotti, from his birth in New York, to his becoming the head of the largest Mafia family in history. I will tell you about his life from the time of his birth until his conviction for murder. There is not enough information available to tell you everything, but I will tell you what I can. John Joseph Gotti was born into one of the poorest families in New York on October 27, 1940. His father was a sanitation worker, h
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I’d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, daddy’s little girls. Carolyn and I had celebrated our twenty-
Kant the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative Kantian
Kant the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative Kantian
Kant: the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative Kantian philosophy outlines the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical Imperative as a method for determining morality of actions. This formula is a two part test. First, one creates a maxim and considers whether the maxim could be a universal law for all rational beings. Second, one determines whether rational beings would will it to be a universal law. Once it is clear that the maxim passes both prongs of the test, there are n
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk What is it
Punk Rawk! What is it? Right now a bored teenager is listening to a Punk Rock album not really caring that the founding fathers (and mothers) of Punk are probably polishing their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame awards and then placing them carefully on the shelf of the bungalow in a retirement village. Youth, music, and rebellion have always been what Rock 'n' roll was based on. Taking those basics and making the music ten times faster, and the youth ten times more rebellious, and one gets Punk. What d
Television Shows
Television Shows
Television Shows TV shows and movies have evolved during the last fifty years. Did this have a positive effect on the society or did the society change the values shown on TV? TV shows and movies in the fifties show this idealistic family where everything is a routine you follow and there is no escape. However, now a day’s media deals with the real life issues. The main factor to this is: Humanism. Our values have changed. What people considered horrific back in the fifties, is now acceptable. T
CONFORMITY
CONFORMITY
CONFORMITY You say I'm a freak. Just because I wear black all the time. Because I have long hair. Because I refuse to wear Eastland Shoes or a Duckhead Sweatshirt. For this I am a weirdo, a Satan Worshipper, or a variety of other expletives that I hear on a daily basis mumbled under the collective breath of the In Crowd. I choose to express myself in ways outside the mores and norms that society has programmed into your mental circuitry. I am not a cog that grinds along with the other gears in
Huck Finn And Racism
Huck Finn And Racism
Huck Finn And Racism In the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck goes through many adventures on the Mississippi River. He escapes from Pap and sails down the Mississippi with an escaped slave named Jim. Huck goes through the moral conflict of how wrong it is to be helping Jim escape to freedom. Eventually Huck decides he will help Jim and actually steals him from a farmer with the help of Tom Sawyer, a friend. Eventhough Huck and Jim are trying to sail to the Ohio River which leads to fre
Goals and Accomplishing Your Dreams
Goals and Accomplishing Your Dreams
Goals and Accomplishing Your Dreams For many years jobs such as doctors, accountants, and corporate executives were considered high profile . In the last decade, careers in the field of law have become more important due to the increasing number of lawsuits. One of my many long term goals is to become a tax lawyer. This is a goal I have held near to my heart form several years. I can see myself walking into a packed court room with my Italian suit and penny loafers on. The court room grows silen
Flaws in Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Flaws in Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Flaws in Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is by any means a classic. However, there are several flaws. First of all the coincidence that everything happens with in my mind detracts some from the story. The other major problem is that the book seems to drag on and on the closer you get to the end, as if Twain had a page quota to fill and was not worried about the story. The other problem brought up on our hand-out was Huck's lack o