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SONIC CORPORATION
SONIC CORPORATION INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION In 1953 Sonic Corporation was founded by Tony Smith in Shawnee, Oklahoma under a different name of the Top Hat. Tony Smith started the company as a drive-in restaurant featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, and french-fried onion rings. In the mid-50s Smith was asked by Charles Pappe for assistance in establishing a similar restaurant in a rural town also located in Oklahoma. This was the beginning of a partnership between the two men . CURRENT INF...

Methods of Control
Methods of Control BY Makeveli There are various ways of controlling things. Things such as: money, kids, pets criminals etc . . . Some things cannot be controlled; things such as: time and mother nature. We can although control time in a certain way. In our civilization we have set a method of the way we use time. Time is a method of control to keep things from going chaotic. Take for instance: Curfew. Curfew is a conflict of underage adolescence, the law, and sometimes parents. I'm neither fo...

ENG 1015 Sec 331
ENG 1015, Sec. 331 March 19, 1997 Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in Much of His 19th Century Prose Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals of his writings to penetrate, explore and express his perceptions of the complex moral and spiritual conflicts that plague mankind. His clever, yet crucial purpose for using dreams is to represent, through symbolism, the human divergence conflict manifested in the souls of man during the firm...

Introduction Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the p
Introduction: Literature offers a strong and passionate voice for the past. The literature of the Native Canadian is a voice we, the people of Canada, can no longer ignore. There is little to be gained by dwelling on the past. Nevertheless, there is much to be realized by accepting what has passed, with all of its mistakes and dust we might otherwise wish to hide under the carpets. English literature, since at least the sixteenth century, has a firm grounding in Canadian history. As a white Ang...

The Power of the Media
The Power of the Media In Susan Douglas's essay Narcissism as Liberation, she covers the topic of the power of media on American culture. Douglas approaches this topic in a way which grabs her audiences attention quickly. She discusses an advertisement in the first paragraph of her essay. This advertisement is a very popular one among American Society today, especially women. Through discussing such a popular advertisement so early in her essay, Douglas not only grabs her audiences attentio...

Racism Today
Racism Today ...Everybody jumped on him. beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of his face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died.... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to b...

Religious Persecution
Religious Persecution: An underlying theme in The Lord of the Flies Like many excellent works, William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies can be read on many different levels. It is possible to read the book literally, as a mere story about boys marooned on an island. It is also possible to read the book as an indictment of the nature of man - as being pure evil without society's boundaries. A further analysis of The Lord of The Flies reveals something else - the novel has many references t...

ROBERT Frost has been
ROBERT Frost has been discovering America all his life. He has also been discovering the world; and since he is a really wise poet, the one thing has been the same thing as the other. He is more than a New England poet: he is more than an American poet; he is a poet who can be understood anywhere by readers versed in matters more ancient and universal than the customs of one country, whatever that country is. Frost's country is the country of human sense: of experience, of imagination, and of t...

America the Modern Day Athens
America the Modern Day Athens We do not copy our Ancestors, but are an example to them. It is true we are called a Democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not in the few. This is the foundation for which democracy is ruled. Without this democracy does not exist. In this essay there will be comparisons of Athenian democracy and our modern day democracy Greece, in ancient times, was not a united land. There existed many little provinces of control, called city-states....

Atlantis
Atlantis Atlantis: We will ever know Fantasy is a tough sell in the twentieth century. The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and the fantastic rumor, though to make up for this it has generated falsities not as lavish but just as interesting. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn:...

Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and ...

Sparta Uncultured Discipline
Sparta: Uncultured Discipline The Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to warfare. They were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed everything; the arts, culture, and other things that make life worth while. I believe the price was to hig...

The Theater of Dionysus
The Theater of Dionysus The Theater of Dionysus was Europes first theater, and stood immediately below the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. It was originally built in the late 5th century B.C. The theater was an outdoor auditorium in the shape of a great semicircle on the slope of the Acropolis, with rows of seats on which about eighteen thousand spectators could comfortably seat. The front rows consisted of marble chairs, and were the only seats in the theater that had a back support. The priests...

In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter life is centered around a r
In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid, Puritanistic-structured society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how they truly feel, or the emotion is bottled up until it becomes volatile. Unfortunately, Puritan society did not permit this expression, so characters had to seek alternate means in order to relieve themselves. Luckily, at least for the four main characters,...

Essay By Paul Bleier
Essay By Paul Bleier: William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school. As the eldes...

King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment English Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a ...

MACBETH
MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying a greedy reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his violations and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of likelihood plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self-love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been for a l...

Humanities 202
Humanities 202 April 12, 1996 My Perception of William Shakespeare's Othello Othello, by William Shakespeare, is perhaps not as exciting as a ravishingly sexy poster of Laurence Fishburne and Irene Jacob. Yet, with its intoxicating mix of love, sexual passion and the deadly power of jealousy, Shakespeare has created an erotic thriller based on a human emotion that people are all familiar with. It all depends on how those people receive it. There is an extraordinary fusion of characters' with di...

In Shakespeare's King Lear there are several sequences which display t
In Shakespeare's King Lear, there are several sequences which display the varying perceptions of different characters. The perceptions of the characters often differs because of what they are able to see and also in their nature. Such factors obstruct their vision, not allowing them to see clearly. One sequence which may illustrate this is the banishing of Cordelia after she refuses Lear's test of love. Another sequence is the gouging of Gloucester's eyes by Cornwall. A third sequence which sho...

All men are created equal is one of the declarations that American c
All men are created equal is one of the declarations that American culture is built on. This declaration means that all men no matter of race, religion, or creed are equals in the eyes of society, as well as the law. This was not always true in history, especially not in Shakespeares day and age. During this time, society had levels of classification where men were considered superior to other men. Shakespeare gives us a taste of this hierarchical culture through his play The Tempest. He s...

The Truth About Foolishness in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
The Truth About Foolishness in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare used a unique device to explain how foolishness is an unavoidable part of everyday life. He employed many specific examples of foolishness in his comedy play titled Twelfth Night. Each of the characters he created were all foolish in one way or another. Not only do the characters entertain the audience, but also educate the audience as they portray mankind avoiding obvious truth. Shakespeare takes a humorous appro...

The Use of Suspense in Julius Caesar
The Use of Suspense in Julius Caesar Suspense can be defined as the uncertainties the reader feels about what will happen next in a story, or in this case, a play. William Shakespeare incorporated in Julius Caesar three very suspenseful events on which the whole play depends. The first suspenseful event of this play occurs when the conspirators join and discuss their reasons for assassination. Cassius feels that he is equal to Caesar, if not even better that him. Shakespeare builds suspense by ...

Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout their work. David Underdown didn't live in this time period, bu...

Succession in Telling a Story
Succession in Telling a Story Paula Fox, a widely respected author, writes books for children and young adults. Mrs. Fox was born April 23, 1923 in New York City to Paul Hervey and Elsie Fox. Paula primarily writes children$BCT(J books, but she has branched out and written eight adult novels. Some of Paula Fox$BCT(J many literary credentials include winning the National Book Award in 1983 for her novel $BE(J Place Apart,$BG(Jand Paula Fox also won the Newberry Medal in 1974 for this n...

Instant
Instant I'll always remember Instant. That was the nickname the men had tacked onto the muscled giant that wielded the M60 in my unit. Instant was short for Instant Death. And I'll always remember the first time I saw Instant in action. I was a new Lieutenant assigned to Vietnam. Back then, the Army didn't try to develop any team spirit within the corps; men were rotated frequently before any friendships developed. Consequently, my men were a group of strangers united only by the need to ...

Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. Historically, it began when Queen Victoria was anointed to the thrown in 1837 and brought a new prosperity to England. She held the throne for 63 years which is the longest monarch ...

Pesaresi 1 Julia Pesaresi
Pesaresi 1 Julia Pesaresi Burns 3rd Period Pre-Ap English 20 February 96 Solitude and Isolation: Three of Hawthorne's works Solitude and isolation are immense, powerful, and overcoming feelings. They possess the ability to destroy a person's life by overwhelming it with gloom and darkness. Isolate is defined: to place or keep by itself, separate from others (Webster 381). Solitude is the state of being alone (Webster 655). Nathaniel Hawthorne uses these themes of solitude and isolation for th...

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true
Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, has said, Tragedy, th...

3-4-97
3-4-97 The detriment that society can cause to its inhabitants Society's role and how it defines each individual has always played a big role in how we as people are supposed to conduct ourselves. Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, the roles of men and women were defined specifically. Men were expected to be the bread-winners, the person that supported the wife and the children with no help from the outside world. The male role was defined as the superior and dominant gender in society...

N Scott Momaday divides his book The Way to Rainy Mountain in an inter
N. Scott Momaday divides his book The Way to Rainy Mountain in an interesting manner. The book is divided into three chapters, each of which contains a dozen or so numbered sections, each of which is divided into three parts. The first part of each numbered section tends to be a legend or a story of the Kiowa culture. However, this characteristic changes a bit as the book evolves, as does the style and feel of the stories. The first passage in the first numbered section describes the Kiowa crea...

The Faithful but Fated Dog
The Faithful but Fated Dog Darkness is a word which is at the same time both dreadful and evocative. This is the one word Lord Byron chooses as the title for his poem. It is a fitting description of Byron's chilling, but powerful, poem, Darkness. Darkness is a foreboding tale depicting the end of life on earth. Byron's emotional and descriptive diction and imagery create the tone and setting in which the world comes to an end. It is an end most completely embodied in one small passage abo...

The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English I.B. Extended Essay Fall, 1996 Table Of Contents . Chapter 1- Introduction and Clarification Chapter 2- Everyday Usage of Profanity Chapter 3- How Profanity Offends Chapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and Taboo Chapter 5- Phatic and Emotive Language Chapter 6- The Employment of Substitutes Chapter 7- A Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 8- The Use of Profanity in the Media Chapter 9- Conclusions Bibliography The Function of Profanity in Modern...

The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness Symbolism has long been a tool of the storyteller, finding its origins in the folklore of our earliest civilizations. In more recent years, however, symbolism has taken on a new role, forming the skeleton upon which the storyteller builds the tales of his or hers thoughts and adventures. Knowing the power of this element, Joseph Conrad uses symbols to help the reader explore dark interiors of men. The symbols become a vehicle that carry the audience from stop to stop, the ...

The book I read and analyzed was The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein I
The book I read and analyzed was The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein. I shall discuss the plot and character development, setting, authors style and my opinions about it. Plot Development There are too many characters in the story and so it is hard to follow and know each one of them. (There are many dwarves and its confusing.) In the beginning there is an introduction where the author tells a bit about what is a hobbit and the hobbits (Bilbo) family. It is not very complicated and the author make...

Gail Allem
Gail Allem Judi Slover ENC 1102 February 22, 1996 The Lost Trees The double shame in man's war against man is the residual effect on nature; an innocent , helpless bystander. The sense of potential devastation is the prevailing tone throughout the poem, Gathered by the River, by Denise Levertov. The spoliation caused by nuclear war is not limited to the loss of human lives. Nature can take a comparable amount of time to recover from a nuclear holocaust. The impact of war victims to humankind ...

Survey of American Literature
Survey of American Literature November 13, 1996 THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS The 18th century Americans turned their backs on the old ideas of the Puritans. The Puritans believed in the population acting within the religious ways of the times. The 18th century population turned their lifestyles to a lifestyle of self interest. This lifestyle was dedicated to the goal of obtaining wealth and prestige among the community. DeCrevecouer writes: He is arrived on a new continent; a modern society offers...

The Oppressed
The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarians History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760s, A Peoples History tells the story of the discovery of America, early colonization by European powe...

The Realization of Passion in Jane Eyre
The Realization of Passion in Jane Eyre It is believed that we are born with a predestined personality . Our spiritual individuality is just as much a product of our genetic makeup as the color of our skin or our eyes. With our soul firmly planted , we can then build upon this basis as we are educated of the world. The social climate and cultural atmosphere shape our personalities, however, it is the people in our lives who have the greatest influence. Charlotte Brontes novel Jane Eyre reveals...

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 Id 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, daddys little girls. Carolyn and I had celebrated our twenty-...

The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad centers around a character
The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialectics in the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic. The journey theme...

The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone's 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man has traveled the wor...

There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed... (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Battles will be fought and wars will wage on; there is nothing that can be done. No matter how many pacts are signed, no matter how extraordinary the leader is, and no matter what race or religion, fighting is as unavoidable as the plague. The Renaissance brought tremendous enlightenment and development across Europe. Individuals were b...

The writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction authors
The writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction authors Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there is a fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from an...

Guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of Tom Robinson A jury
Guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of Tom Robinson. A jury of twelve whites has reached a verdict that Tom Robinson, a black male, raped Mayella Ewell, a white woman. The rendition of this verdict has brought to a close a trial that has captured the news and stirred the emotions of this town for several months. It somehow seems fitting that this trial, for a most horrible crime, began during the winter months when all of nature is dead, and has ended with the beginning of Spring whe...

President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative: In Relation With the
President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative: In Relation With the Soviet Union For the first time humankind has the power to destroy itself. 1 The nuclear age has changed the world, for the good and the bad. Though the bad, is far greater than the good. We sometimes ponder to our selves, what would happen if we were forced in to a nuclear war ware their are now winners. The way life would be after such an incident would change life as we know it drastically. In the event of a nuclear wa...

Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited...

Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely
Life in the 1900's was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenous work that didn't offer any future for the average canadian in doing better. If you were an average wage earner you would be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, while rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for average canadians and even worse for the arriving immigrants. At this time some of the modern convienences were just being invent...

During both the civil war and civil war reconstruction time periods th
During both the civil war and civil war reconstruction time periods, there were many changes going on in the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation, as well as legislation such as the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, was causing a new awakening of democracy; while the renouncing of secession by the South marked a definite triumph for Nationalism. As well, the government was involved in altercations of its own. During reconstruction, the legislative and executive branches eventua...

Essay on Colonies
Essay on Colonies The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had aspirations for a distinct society, where ...

The Marquis de Sade's Attitude Towards Women
The Marquis de Sade's Attitude Towards Women The Marquis de Sade was an author in France in the late 1700s. His works were infamous in their time, giving Sade a reputation as an adulterer, a debaucher, and a sodomite. One of the more common misrepresentations concerning Sade was his attitude toward women. His attitude was shown in his way of life and in two of his literary characters, Justine and Julliette. The Marquis de Sade was said to be the first and only philosopher of vice because of his...