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The Life of Abraham Lincoln
The Life of Abraham Lincoln
The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a backwoods cabin in Hodgeville, Kentucky. In an interview during his campaign for the presidency in 1860 Lincoln described his adolescence as the short and simple annals of the poor. (p 30). His father Thomas was a farmer who married Nancy Hanks, his mother, in 1806. Lincoln had one sister, Sarah, who was born in 1807. The Lincoln
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear, or Tremarctos Ornatus, is an endangered species. This rare bear can only be found in a few elusive spots in the world. Many endangered species all over the world don’t deserve the respect and care that they need. That is why many endangered species often become extinct or remain on the endangered species list for the remainder of their survival on Earth. Today, as more species become endangered, more people become involved in their care. Many things are b
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion(preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John Rivers. The novel begins in Gateshead Hall when Jane must stay away from her aunt and cousins because she
Loyalty courage honor purity and courtesy are all attributes of a knig
Loyalty courage honor purity and courtesy are all attributes of a knig
Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to begin with. Sir Gawain is self admittedly not the best knight around. He says I am the weakest, well I know, and of wit feeblest; / and the loss of my
Chapter 1 The narrator Gene returns to the Devon School in New Hampshi
Chapter 1 The narrator Gene returns to the Devon School in New Hampshi
Chapter 1: The narrator (Gene) returns to the Devon School in New Hampshire, that he graduated from 15 years earlier. He goes to a certain tree and switches back to the past. Phineas dares everyone to jump from a branch in the tree into the river. Phineas, and Gene both jump. On the way back Phineas and Gene play fight so that they are late for dinner. Chapter 2:Mr. Prud’homme, a master, stops by the boys’ room to scold them for missing dinner again for the ninth time in two weeks. Phineas expl
The cursed cat He was grinning at them that insolent face just grinnin
The cursed cat He was grinning at them that insolent face just grinnin
The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear. Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth. Can't we wait this time? No. But- We could stand here all day, but we'd have to leave some
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre
Religion in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte addresses the theme of Religion in the novel Jane Eyre using many characters as symbols. Bronte states, Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion(preface v). In Jane Eyre, Bronte supports the theme that customary actions are not always moral through the conventional personalities of Mrs. Reed, Mr. Brocklehurst, and St. John Rivers. The novel begins in Gateshead Hall when Jane must stay away from her aunt and cousins because she
Hamlet
Hamlet
Hamlet Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman. Such negative aspects m
Lars Kullberg
Lars Kullberg
Lars Kullberg Enlish1B 2-1-97 No Groove in the Gunsights Always under the thumb of his dark mistress, the speaker struggles beneath her power. Try as he may, he will never be able to break the tie of lust between the two. His threats are not threatening to her, and he knows this. His power is beneath her’s, and he knows this as well. By threatening his lover in the 140th sonnet, the speaker is merely admitting to his own helplessness to which he is forever bound. This appears to be the first so
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises Take-home Test by Matt Grier Literary Analysis and Composition 5th Period Mrs. Joan Leary January 6th, 1997 1. Although Jake is dedicated to his work, discuss the fact that his choice of friends, Harvey Stone, Bill Gorton, Mike Campbell, and Lady Brett Ashley suggest that his own life lacks depth and commitment. While Jake Barnes has some dedication and ethics, he leads a life that lacks depth and commitment-just like the lives that his friends live. Jake, though he tries not
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper
Farewell To Arms Paper Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway�s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel. In a way everything he has can be used as a symbol depending on a person�s biases. This is what makes Hemmingway�s writing even more unique. He can have wh
Core Humanities
Core Humanities
Core Humanities Macbeth Paper December 14, 1998 People have a hard time getting what they want; in fact, the things they want can be incompatible with each other. The attempt to reach one of these goals can simultaneously hurt the other. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth, is lured to murder the king, Duncan, by the desire for power, an appetite whetted by witch's prophecies and his wife's encouragement. But when he reaches the kingship, he finds himself insecure. He att
Report on With Malice Toward None by Stephen BOates Published by Men
Report on With Malice Toward None by Stephen BOates Published by Men
Report on With Malice Toward None by Stephen B.Oates Published by Mentor Books written (ripped off) by Adam Klosowicz :) 551-77-7284 Oct 15, 1996 About the Author -------------- Stephen B. Oates is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of eight other books, including The Fires of Jubilee and To Purge This Land with Blood. His task in this biography was to perpetuate Lincoln as he was in the days he lived. His purpose of this biography was to bring t
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream Using a classical backdrop and a fairy-inhabited wood setting, William Shakespeare wrote one of his most fanciful of comedies- A Midsummer Night’s Dream around 1594-1595. True to a Shakespearean comedy, it features key ingredients: chaotic events, young lovers, and the satirical element. Shakespeare’s trademark larger-than-life dramatis personae succeed in bringing these elements to life are. The play begins with Theseus, The Duke of Athens, who about to marry Hippolyta, The Qu
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Metallica
Metallica
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper Intro to Literature I Dr. Roger Easson 1 June 2004 Insanity is a phenomenon not often written about in literature. However, there is a piece of fiction written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which brings to life the disease of insanity. She is best known for her 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Like the main character, Gilman underwent a type of rest treatment after suffering from bouts of severe depression following the birth of her daughter. This type of re
Sparta
Sparta
Sparta The history tells us that the first display of European democracy begins, arguably, not in Athens but in Sparta. It seems quite strange that the very first features of democratic society came into the world exactly from this city which defined itself as the direct opposite of the “ Open society “. But what really matter to us is Athens, where the earliest innovation of political equality was created, more thoroughly than in Sparta and where newer and more rapid social reforms had occurred
The Big Patatoe
The Big Patatoe
The “Big Patatoe” It was not an ordinary morning for me. I had left my green cofee on the table and went on preparing my luggage. I had never been successful on preparing luggages. Everything became necessary when I started to prapare them. It was the same again. Cabbage camera, laser casettes, compaq module disks, meal pills, super-sonic first aid kit, extra torium baterries, special Jupiter cofee cream and swiss multi-media pocket knife. I was always aware of the truth that I would never use m
The Ins and Outs of Horse Training
The Ins and Outs of Horse Training
The Ins and Outs of Horse Training Horses are beautiful, graceful, and loving animals. However, people do not realize that our equine friends are still very instinctual animals. In the wild, if something jumped on a horse’s back, it was there for only one thing. That horse was its next meal. Even today, horses have retained the instinctive defense of running away, bucking, and kicking. Because of these instincts, training a horse is a tedious and challenging process. A trainer must understand th
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Siddhartha The Brahmins Son Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin (a Hindu Priest), and his best friend, Govinda, have grown up learning the ways of the Brahmins. Everyone in their village loves Siddhartha. But although he brings joy to everyone's life, Siddhartha feels little joy himself. He is troubled by restless dreams and begins to wonder if he has learned all that his father and the other Brahmins can teach him. As Hesse says, ...they had already poured the sum total of their knowledge into his
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage
Athletic Drug Usage Each year athlete’s ability to perform seems to increase by leaps and bounds. Athlete’s are running faster, throwing farther, and jumping higher. Some of reasons for this increase can be attributed to better training methods, better conditioning techniques, increased understanding of nutrition and better overall health of the athlete. Generally, these improvements involve one or more of the previously mentioned scenarios, but some athletes always seem to take it a step furthe
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that
Antiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character that authors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countless antiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hood and ... By literary definition, an antihero is the hero of the play or novel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from the classic hero such as Superman. Such negative aspects may inclu
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
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 North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing re
McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Ne
McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Ne
: McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Kesey opens the novel with the line, “One flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” It is from this children’s rhyme that Ken Kesey based the title of his book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Set in a 1960s mental hospital, Ken Kesey’s novel focuses on the battle between Randle Patrick (R.P., for short) McMurphy and the head nurse, Nurse Ratched. Into Nurse Ratched’s ward comes a swaggering, apparent
Word Search for Macbeth Act II word Death
Word Search for Macbeth Act II word Death
Word Search for Macbeth Act II word Death 1. A. Quotation and speaker: Lady Macbeth Act II scene ii ll. 10: The death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live or die B. Paraphrase and clarification: Here lady Macbeth is saying that since the grooms are so drunk, because she drugged their possets, that she can't tell whether they are asleep and alive or they are dead. This is said, when Lady Macbeth drugs the grooms drinks, so that they fall asleep so that Macbeth will be able to ki
The Kangaroo
The Kangaroo
The Kangaroo 1. Describe the creature physically. a. What does it look like? b. What does it feel like? c. What does it smell like? d. How many legs does it have? e. Does it have a tail? f. What are the animal's habits? g. Is it intelligent? h. What creature is it related to? i. What is it's name singular? Plural? j. What are it's babies names? A1. When Europeans first set foot on Australia in 1770, they were amazed by a strange animal that stood upright, balanced on it's powerful hind legs a
A Look at the First Works of the World
A Look at the First Works of the World
A Look at the First Works of the World History tells us that since we have been able to write, our human race has had the habit of recording historical tales, or stories. Most of the first stories were tales of heroic men, scouring their land in search of some noble prize. These stories are known as epics, and they give us an excellent idea of the lifestyles and basic thought processes of early humans. Along the lines of these epics are the accounts told in the Bible, especially those in the Ol
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
THE DAIN CURSE
THE DAIN CURSE
THE DAIN CURSE By: Dashiell Hammett Qualities are very important in relating to a character in a novel. When the character’s qualities are revealed it lets the reader see the many facets, or different sides of the character’s personality. During the course of a novel the main character displays many important qualities. These qualities may be good or bad, and may change throughout the novel. These changes may be attributed to or be a cause of events in the story that make the character differen
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for aw
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for aw
The Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton has been going on for awhile now. This is not a one-time incident for Clinton. Scandals involving the president have been appearing as far back as he was governor of Arkansas. His newest scandal involved a White House Intern named Monica Lewinsky. It wouldn’t be such big news by itself but she was involved in a grand jury trial involving the president. In which she testified in favor of the president. Everyday new skeletons from his closet appear. J
The Jungle
The Jungle
The Jungle A Summary and Review of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Upton's Sinclair's book portrayed a wide variety of characters to convey his messages. Only one character can be considered a major character, Jurgis Rudkus. The book revolves around Jurgis' life in Packingtown. The supporting characters, transitioned in and out of the story with great frequency. When Jurgis initially arrives in Packingtown from his native Lithuania he can best be described as being large and powerful. He believes i
Matt Ralston
Matt Ralston
Matt Ralston period 1 3/25/99 In the beginning Macbeth is portrayed as having a darker side that could surface if provoked. When Macbeth says The thane of Cawdor lives a prosperous gentleman. And to be king Stands not within the prospect of belief. It would seem that such horrible acts of murder that he would soon commit could never cross his mind at this point in time. Macbeth's dark side begins to show as he starts to plan his rise to power. When Macbeth says The prince of Cumberland! that
After World War I many new opportunities were given to the growing and
After World War I many new opportunities were given to the growing and
After World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the northern part of America (Encarta). The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison takes place during this time period. A main theme in this novel is the search for individual or personal identity and the influences of the family and community in this search. This theme is present throughout the novel and evident in many of the characters. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline B
Romantic Poetry
Romantic Poetry
Romantic Poetry Romantic poetry is animated, expressive, and somewhat free of convention. Yeats defied convention, avoided derivative style, and expressed himself with flowery emotion. He spoke through a stream of consciousness that allowed his imagination to flow and yielded images of beauty that speak volumes of perception of human life. The poetry of William Butler Yeats has much to offer in terms of Romantic ideals, despite the fact some of his poetry is considered modern British literature.
Dostoevsky
Dostoevsky
Dostoevsky Dostoevsky first presents Smerdyakov, in The Brothers Karamazov, in Book 3 of Part 1. The author divulges details of the conception of the fourth son of Fyodor Pavovich Karamazov. Late on a September evening, a drunk Fyodor, by modern standards, rapes a homeless woman. Stinking Lizaveta, the victim of Fyodor's violence, was a legend in the town. Regardless of her unattractive and dirty appearance, her poverty, and homelessness, the townspeople regarded her with sympathy and compassion
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
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 North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing re
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice Go Ask Alice This book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the perfect life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and becomes paranoid, all because of her newly found lust for drugs. It didn't just happen overnight. She started to take sleeping pills and tranquilizers to fall asleep but friends slipped her LSD and from then on she was hooked
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Lenin The most dedicated leader of the revolution, and future leader of the Bolshevik Party in Russia, was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. He was born in 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia, a small town on the Volga River, to a family of hereditary nobles that were not wealt but quite comfortable. Vladimir Ulyanov, who would later change his name to Lenin, was the third of seven children. His oldest brother, Aleksandr, was hanged in May of 1887 for having joined
Gorilla Research Paper
Gorilla Research Paper
Gorilla Research Paper Common name- Gorilla Scientific name- Gorilla gorilla class- mammalia order- primata family- pongidae genus- gorilla The gorillas live mainly in coastal West Africa in the Congo, Zaire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. Gorillas live in the rain forest. They usually live on the ground but build nest in trees to sleep in. Gorilla troops keep a 15-20 square mile range which often overlaps the range of other troops. There are three different kinds of gorillas. The easter
EASTERN RELIGIONS
EASTERN RELIGIONS
EASTERN RELIGIONS People in America today seem to be only concerned with them. They are always looking out for number one. That is a saying that has been taught to us for years. Along with another popular precept: you can't please everyone all of the time. These are just a couple of examples of how Americans are taught to be selfish. Sure, mom and dad always teach generosity to their young children, but in this society, those lessons diminish with age. We learn that life isn't always fair and pe
Early to Bed
Early to Bed
Early to Bed “Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise,” is one of the most widely quoted proverbs from Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. This proverb is seldom disputed however I fail to see the logic behind it. I think that he who goes to bed early misses out on a lot of things and must be antisocial. Let us just say that everybody in the world sleeps eight hours a day, and every one goes to bed at about eleven and gets up around seven but he who wishes to be h
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Tales of the City Christoph Jeff Micklon's Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants' is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togetherness. The mother of all mothers,
Sundowing And Alzheimer's Disease
Sundowing And Alzheimer's Disease
Sundowing And Alzheimer's Disease SUNDOWNING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Sundowning, or sundown syndrome are terms that have been used for over 20 years to describe the reversal of day and night which often occurs in Alzheimer's and other dementing illnesses. (2) Those who are impacted are often called Sundowners and they act as if their biological clocks have reversed their day and night cycles. Some are able to function on little sleep throughout their 24-hour day cycle. Some individuals stay up a
Definition of the Oedipus Complex
Definition of the Oedipus Complex
Definition of the Oedipus Complex February 1, 1997 Michelle Bauknecht The positive libidinal feelings of a child to the parent of the opposite sex and hostile or jealous feelings toward the parent of the same sex that may be a source of adult personality disorder when unresolved. It is a pattern of profound emotional ambivalence, a troublesome mixture of love and hate. The Oedipus Complex occurs during the phallic stage, from roughly ages 3-6 years. Freud believed that during this stage boys see
Psychology Dreams and Dreaming
Psychology Dreams and Dreaming
Psychology: Dreams and Dreaming January 13, 1997 Dreams, a nightly gift and a part of the natural process of being alive, are being rediscovered by our publisher. The meaning and value of your dreams will vary according to what you and your society decide. Our society is changing. We used to only value dreams in the context of psychotherapy. There are also a few assumptions about dreams. One is that you are always the final authority on what the dream means. Others can offer insight, suggestions
No Groove in the Gunsights
No Groove in the Gunsights
No Groove in the Gunsights Lars Kullberg Always under the thumb of his dark mistress, the speaker struggles beneath her power. Try as he may, he will never be able to break the tie of lust between the two. His threats are not threatening to her, and he knows this. His power is beneath her's, and he knows this as well. By threatening his lover in the 140th sonnet, the speaker is merely admitting to his own helplessness to which he is forever bound. This appears to be the first sonnet in which he
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Test of One Knight's Chivalric Attribu
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Test of One Knight's Chivalric Attribu
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knight's Chivalric Attributes Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to begin with. Sir Gawain is self admittedly not the best knight around. He says
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin In The Sun A dream deferred is a dream put off to another time, much like this essay. But unlike dreams sometimes, this essay will get fulfilled and done with. Each character from A Raisin in the Sun had a deferred dream, even little Travis although his dream was not directly stated. Their dreams become dried up like a raisin in the sun. Not just dreams are dried up though; Walter Lee and Ruth’s marriage became dried up also. Their marriage was no longer of much importance, like a dream
Godot And Repitition
Godot And Repitition
Godot And Repitition “Nothing to be done,” is one of the many phrases that is repeated again and again throughout Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. Godot is an existentialist play that reads like somewhat of a language poem. That is to say, Beckett is not interested in the reader interpreting his words, but simply listening to the words and viewing the actions of his perfectly mismatched characters. Beckett uses the standard Vaudevillian style to present a play that savors of the human conditi