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Literature
Literature
Literature In life as in literature people have certain struggles. In the novels and short stories we read this year there are several example of inner struggles, within the characters. The basic type of struggles known to people is Man Vs Man, Man Vs Nature and Man Vs Himself, otherwise known as inner struggle. It is when you have within yourself problems, concerns or questions that you must decide. They often decide to keep it's feeling and emotion to themselves. Like the famous Ghandi once s
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut’s character Billy Pilgrim, in Slaughterhouse-Five, is an American soldier in Europe in the last year of World War II. What he sees and does during his six months on the battlefield and as a prisoner of war have dominated his life. He comes to terms with the feelings of horror, guilt, and despair that are the result of his war experiences by putting the events of his life in perspective. He reorganizes his life by using the device of time travel. Unlike everyone else
Kurt Vonnegut A Canary in a Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut A Canary in a Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary in a Coal Mine Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared.
A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend
A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend
A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend; A Proposal Kurt Donald Cobain was the lead singer/songwriter of the band Nirvana, until April 5 1994 when he committed suicide. Troubled by depression, chronic stomach problems, and an addiction to heroin, his ailments in his personal life showed through in his music. His music evolved from the hard “punk” sound of their first album, to the intelligent “tell all” tales of his fourth and final album In Utero. Through his music he changed an era of “lo
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance the Revolutionary war. Many of
Outline
Outline
Outline Thesis: In Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut portrays a prepackaged, robotic society, and an American culture plagued with despair, greed, and apathy. I. Introduction II. Social problems A. Racism B. Commercialism and materialism C. Violence D. Lack of culture E. Greed III. Destruction of America A. Pollution B. Destruction for wealth IV. Conclusion Vonnegut's portrayal of society in Breakfast of Champions The country Vonnegut takes us through has been plasticized, prepackaged, and
Appearance vs Reality of modern Music affect on Teenagers
Appearance vs Reality of modern Music affect on Teenagers
Appearance vs. Reality of modern Music affect on Teenagers In today's society the teenager has had more rights than ever before, along with these rights comes responsibility, independence and good judgment. All of those mentioned have been destroyed in many teenagers lives by these Rock Stars. The modern teenager is exposed to many different things that may affect their lives as they choose to live it, non quite as strong of a force than the effect of music, it is the teens outlet to expressi
Biography of Ogden Nash
Biography of Ogden Nash
Biography of Ogden Nash Fredric Ogden Nash was an American humorist who lived from 1902 to 1971. He was born in 1902 in Rye, New York, where he grew up with well educated parents. Microsoft Encarta 95 said that his parents names were Edmund Strudwick Nash and Mattie Nash. During his childhood years, Nash was educated at several private schools. At these schools, he enjoyed writing his own comical and dramatic free verse poems. After graduating out of grammar school, Nash moved on to one of the
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools
Censorship in Public Schools -A principal in a California high school bans five books written by Richard Brautigan because he thinks they might contain obscenities or offensive sexual references (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to restrict the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads
Galapagos
Galapagos
Galapagos James Wait’s Rebirth from an Iron Age in Galapagos In Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, James Wait shows his rebirth by leaving his “Iron Age” and entering into his new “Golden Age.” Galapagos portrays a group of people who travel to an island on a boat to unknowingly escape a virus that wipes out all of man kind. They now hold the job to repopulate the earth. James Wait, one of the main characters on this voyage, struggles with problems and difficulties in his life, but in the end he reach
In Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut depicts a society in which everyone
In Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut depicts a society in which everyone
In “Harrison Bergeron” Kurt Vonnegut depicts a society in which everyone is mentally, physically, and socially equal. Throughout the history of our country, Americans have sought racial, gender, and socio-economic equality. On paper such a society seems ideal. Through the story one might infer that Vonnegut views the concept of total equality as ludicrous. Equality can be interpreted many ways. One point of view is the American belief that everybody should be treated equally and another view is
Novels Throughout Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness the importan
Novels Throughout Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness the importan
novels. Throughout Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness the importance of restraint is greatly stressed. This being the restraint to remain human and maintain sanity. In Heart of Darkness, Marlow was able to remain his restriant despite how difficult it was for him. He was always surrounded by cannibals and constant chaos. On the other hand, Kurtz was unable to keep his restriant, as a result he lost his humanity and sanity, and eventually died because of it. In Lord of the Flies, Ralph is a
Kurt Donald Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain was born in Hoquiam near Aberdeen ,Washington. His mother was Wendy and his father was Donald Cobain. Kurt was born on February 20, 1967. Kurt died on April 5,1994. Kurt was bright and receptive boy who had an interest in music from the early age of two. He had a Mickey mouse drum set that he beated night and day, Kurt's aunt Mary gave him his first guitar lesson , found that he couldn't sit through a whole lesson pretty much like any six or seven would not
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., was born November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana(Dictionary of Literary Biography). Kurt is often known for his science-fiction writing. He often uses space travel and technology within his novels (World Book Encyclopedia). Vonnegut attended Cornell University from 1940 to 1942. Next, he attended the University of Chicago from 1945 to 1947. He was awarded a masters degree in 1971 in anthropology. Also in 1945, he was wed to Jane Marie Cox. Kurt and Jane
 You guys have a lot of potential but there are no guarantees of succ
You guys have a lot of potential but there are no guarantees of succ
You guys have a lot of potential, but there are no guarantees of success. This season is like an open book, and you guys must write the pages, said our soccer coach ,Mr. Ziminski, during pre-season. These few words inspired my fellow teammates and I to work at new and even higher level to achieve our goal of a successful season. We believed in our coach's words, we controlled our own destiny; the only way we can achieve our goal of a successful season would be to work extremely hard before t
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the other military targets which were attacked du
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and gr
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug
The Healing Process
The Healing Process
The Healing Process This is a brief psychological overview of the healing process. The image of healing is best described by Gloria Vanderbilt in A Mother's Story when she talks of breaking the invisible unbreakable glass bubble which enclosed her that kept her always anticipating loss with echoes of all past losses. She wrote, for example (Page 3),Some of us are born with a sense of loss there from the beginning, and it pervades us throughout our lives. Loss, as defined, as deprivation, can
Antigone A Tragic Hero
Antigone A Tragic Hero
Antigone: A Tragic Hero Heroes come in many forms. Some such as immense in size and strength as Hercules, some in the form of people that are shunned upon, such as Harriet Tubman, and some that are only valorous heroes to some, such as Kurt Cobain. These heroes have many characteristics that make people flock to their side and follow them without a thought of hesitation. In Sophocles' Antigone the hero is a women that believes in her heart far stronger than that of her leader's rule. This bring
The Hospital Context
The Hospital Context
The Hospital Context Art and the World II Grunewald’s Isenheim altarpiece is an extraordinary work of art, expressive and dramatic. And Hayum’s impressive book tries to explain the original context of Grunewald’s German Renaissance masterpiece in order to help the reader to understand and appreciate it in terms of the particular needs and circumstances of its creation. The first chapter of the book looks at the hospital context of the altarpiece, and illuminates themes of dire illness and miracu
Conservatism
Conservatism
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Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai 12-06-03 ENG 1010 When one thinks of a Japanese samurai, they generally picture in their mind a stout warrior devoid of emotion, battle armor glinting, and sword poised with a silent threat. Although this image may be historically accurate, many people do not expand their thoughts past the awe-inducing thought of such a noble warrior and into the many arts within the cultural aspects of being a samurai. Their art of fighting is what made the samurai famous world-wide. Alt
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
Cats Cradle truthful lies
Cats Cradle truthful lies
Cat’s Cradle truthful lies AP Literature per. 3 September 19, 2003 Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle attempts to prove that universal truth can never be reached, because it is believed that all truth emanates from lies hidden by human faith. In the novel many characters search for ways to fulfill the lack of meaning in their lives, choosing to believe in what they’re told is “founded on lies.”(6) Dr. Hoenikker creates ice-nine which is “a force of nature no mortal could possibly control.” (21) Ice-ni
Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey 3-1-04 English Research Paper Pearl Bailey was born in March Twenty-ninth Nineteen Eighteen in Newport News, Virginia to the minister of a church known as the “Holy Roller.” Pearl Bailey never had the professional training to be a singer or any other necessary classes or teachers to become professional, yet against all odds Pearl Bailey still became famous during the Harlem Renaissance. Pearl Bailey received most of her singing education due to the fact that her father was the minis
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Chapter 1 Summary It is so short and jumbled and jangled … because there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Vonnegut writes in his own voice, introducing his experience of the firebombing of Dresden, in eastern Germany, during World War II while he was a prisoner of war and his attempt for many years to complete a book on the subject. He begins with the claim that most of what follows is true, particularly the parts about war. With funding from the Guggenheim Fou
Enola Gay
Enola Gay
Enola Gay Should the Enola Gay exhibit present the success or destruction of the bomb? What the United States wrought on Japan on August 6, 1945 when the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the instant incineration of some 100,000 human beings, followed by the deaths of 140,000 Japanese within one year (65% of whom were women, children and elderly who had no connection to the war), and subsequently tens of thousands of persons who have died over the succeeding y
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of “Grapes of Wrath” History 258 Nov. 21/01 Grapes of Wrath, the epic novel written by John Steinbeck, captures the travesty and tragedies of the “Great Depression.” Chronicling the travels of a displaced Oklahoma family, the “Joads,” Steinbeck captures many of the historical moods and thinking of the era. Steinbeck weaves a tale purposely driven towards the bourgeois classes of the United States. Steinbeck’s novel is not then just a tale copied and dramatized after the emigrant
Rough Draft KV Short Stories
Rough Draft KV Short Stories
Rough Draft K.V. Short Stories 1 English 2A Period 3 10 October 2003 The use of satire is a form of humor incorporated for serious problem of the modern society. The author Kurt Vonnegut is prominent for his use of outlandish scenarios for society’s ideal living conditions in his short narratives. In the yarn “Harrison Bergeron” he portrays society with all egalitarianism. Also the story “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” people in society hanker after prolonged existence, so he comes about th
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop Black Music and Identity 6 April 2004 He began much like the music that made him famous- in a run down part of New York City, surrounded by drug dealing and poverty, and with seemingly no future. Now his success story mirrors that of the same music- he’s conquering the world, if he hasn’t already. Russell Simmons didn’t invent hip-hop, but he is, perhaps more than any other individual, directly responsible for its success. Simmons helped put hip-hop on the map, and h
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five Rhetoric 101 Fall 2003 Words: 1312 I. Slaughter House-Five follows Vonnegut’s tendency to use themes of desperation and futility. II. Narrarator, first person form of writing. A. Changes to third person perspective to begin to tell the story of the life of Billy Pilgrim. B. Makes the personal connection between Vonnegut and Pilgrim. III. Vonnegut incorporates his own experiences and views into the story and text. A. Expresses his opinion the war is a “senseless at.” B. Acknow
Nirvana
Nirvana
Nirvana Nirvana was a band until one of the band members died. He killed himself because he was on to much drugs. His name was Kurt Cobain. He was born on February 20, 1967. He met two other people and they became a band. Their names are Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. They were very successful in music. They played alternative music. Their first album was Bleach. It was releases on June 1989. It was a big hit. From the success of the album the went on tour in England. Then the released another
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron �Everybody was finally equal. They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.� This is a short, but powerful excerpt from the short story Harrison Bergeron. Not only does it make you wonder why everyone is equal, but as well makes you wonder how did everyone become equal? In the short story and the movie, Kurt
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a
Kurt Cobain overcame many challenges in his youth before becoming a musical standout. These challenges ranged from being brought up in town that he did not fit into, to being rejected by his parents and as a result becoming homeless. All Kurt ever wanted to was to be like everyone else, but he wasn't like everyone else. He managed to over come these difficulties in life, as well as many others and went on to be the most influential figures in popular music during the early 90's. Life in Aberdee
In this Term Paper you are going to learn and read about the chilling
In this Term Paper you are going to learn and read about the chilling
In this Term Paper, you are going to learn and read about the chilling and horrible facts of the concentration and death camps of the Jewish Holocaust. You will read about how people were arrested and deported to their camps. You will read about the horrible conditions in the overcrowded camps. You will read about how people survived the horrible torturings and beatings. You will also read about how people were chosen to be put to death. Finally, you will read about how people were finally put
Montgomery Ward Co Incorporated is a multi-billion dollar retailer one
Montgomery Ward Co Incorporated is a multi-billion dollar retailer one
Montgomery Ward & Co., Incorporated is a multi-billion dollar retailer, one of the oldest and largest in the nation. The company operates specialty stores, distribution centers and product service centers from coast to coast. Its primary business is specialty retailing with a focus in the areas of apparel, fine jewelry, appliances and electronics, furniture, homewares and automotive accessories. The history of Montgomery Ward is a true American success story. Aaron Montgomery Ward, a young trave
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends i
Trends in drug use among youth are indirectly attributable to trends in society. Although drugs have always been around in one form or another, their early influences on society trace back to just before the 1930’s. Marijuana was a popular drug among Mexican laborers, jazz musicians, and so-called beatniks. Then after major social changes that took place in 1930, The government cracked down on marijuana use. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act…made the use and sale of marijuana without a tax stamp
Legality
Legality
Legality Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug legislation is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use? It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was written as a general statement against all wars. The novel can be divided into several distinct stories all combined to convey one theme. The major theme focuses around the central character of Billy Pilgrim before, during, and after the war. Vonnegut himself plays a major role in the novel as narrator and witness of World War II. The difficulties in the writing of the actual novel itself are also examined in the novel. All of t
I INTRODUCTION
I INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION A mountain is an elevated land mass usually higher than its surroundings. Some are isolated, but they usually appear in ranges(MsBs95W32). A group of ranges closely related in form, origin, and alignment is a mountain system; an elongated group of systems is a chain; and a complex of ranges, systems, and chains continental in extent is a cordillera, zone, or belt.(MsBs95W32). Some mountains are remains of plateaus, mesas, and buttes, through erosion(Summerfield). Others are con
There will come a time in our lives when the decision of birth control
There will come a time in our lives when the decision of birth control
There will come a time in our lives when the decision of birth control will have to be made. Kurt and Lisa, his girlfriend, came to this decision about two months ago. They had been dating at that point for close to a year. Kurt and Lisa decided mutually that they were going to share their bodies with each other. Their first idea was to use a condom. They had seen and heard television and radio ads a thousand times. They discussed it and figured that it is not really fair for Kurt to have all t
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project Walter Gilbert who is a molecular biologist became interested in undertaking the Human Genome Project (HGP) in 1987. Robert Kanigel of the New York Times Magazine wrote This project ... would reveal the precise biochemical makeup of the entire genetic material, or genome, of a human being ... it would grant insight into human biology previously held only by god.” (McMurry, 758) The plan was to create a map or library of human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). About the same
In the short story The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut the author portrays a mo
In the short story The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut the author portrays a mo
In the short story, The Lie, by Kurt Vonnegut, the author portrays a moral society. He does this by displaying a private prep school as perfect. This wealthy preparatory school, the Whitehill School For Boys, is welcoming and accepting of the new state requested integration of Africans in their educational institution. Vonnegut’s characters display no harsh feelings, resentment, or distaste towards this course of action. Whitehill also enthusiastically tries get the smartest boys they can, re
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll
History of Rock and Roll In the early 50’s, at the end of the big band swing era, came a form of music that, like others, parents would reject and their children would love. This type of music is known as Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is defined as a popular type of music played on electric instruments and characterized by a strong beat and much repetition. Simply this means music that kids like, music that parents hate, and in some places banned from schools. Although there are many different t
The United Nations has been known over the years as a peacekeeping org
The United Nations has been known over the years as a peacekeeping org
The United Nations has been known over the years as a peacekeeping organization. As a peace keeping organization it has upheld and has done its best to keep world peace. Over the years the United States has played a large role in the forming, functioning, and peacekeeping side of the United Nations. Recently the United Nations has been pressuring the U.S. to pay their dues, and have threatened to take away U.N. voice if not done. The U.S. has been researching on whether or not it benefits the c
Kurt Vonnegut is a masterly stylist much in the way Count Basie is a m
Kurt Vonnegut is a masterly stylist much in the way Count Basie is a m
Kurt Vonnegut is a masterly stylist, much in the way Count Basie is a masterly stylist.” Throughout Kurt Vonnegut’s novel writing career, he has proven himself to literary critics as a masterly stylist, whose themes are well developed and whose diction always fits the context (Reed 2:238). Kurt Vonnegut is acknowledged as a major voice in American Literature and applauded for his pungent satirical depictions of modern society. Emphasizing the comic absurdity of the human condition, he frequent
We are the target group for almost every advertising agency in America
We are the target group for almost every advertising agency in America
We are the target group for almost every advertising agency in America. We are the group of people who have been labeled as Generation X. Every product that is made is pushed in our faces and we are told that since we are a part of this Generation we must all need this product or want this product. One major problem with this Generation X labeling is that no one is completely sure about who is and who is not a part of the Generation. Another problem is that we are all supposed to be basically t
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant opinionated congressmen to
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant opinionated congressmen to
Clarence Thomas is one of the most arrogant, opinionated congressmen to ever serve on Congress. But, luckily he is also one of the most brilliant congressmen to ever serve on Congress. In this biography hopefully the reader will leave feeling satisfied that I have provided satisfactory documentation to back up these two bold statements. It is the opinion of many that Clarence Thomas is just a horny, selfish and typical congressman. I feel that it is up to me to justify why this man's name s
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. ÐJohn Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was sli
Katherina Von Bora
Katherina Von Bora
Katherina Von Bora Name of Person: Katherina Von Bora Born: January 29, 1499 Died: December 20, 1552 A simple life, following the word of the Lord, was all this homely little girl, who grew up to be become a nun, knew in life until she met and married one of history’s most influential religious figures, Martin Luther. She came from a small town of Lippendorf in the district of Meissen. Her father, Hans Von Bora was a nobleman of little means. She had three brothers that lived out their lives in