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Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe Part 1 Robinson Crusoe is a brilliantly adventurous story written by Daniel Defoe in 1719. It is about a revolutionary man who achieves his ambition of traveling the world. He discovers both the fortunes and misfortunes in life. This story starts in the city of York in the year 1632. Robinson Crusoe is a boy who has been educated to become a lawyer. His father being a very aged man had taught him enough to commence in the study of law. However to Robinson Crusoe, this easy future
Savion Glover
Savion Glover
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Schindlers List
Schindlers List
Schindler’s List Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg is a world-renowned film based on the drama of the World War 2 Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. War profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the German forces. But after witnessing the violent demise of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realize the immense evil of the Nazis. The film Schindler’s List w
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austens Emma and Sense and Sensibility
Similarities between Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Introduction Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811 whereas Emma came into book form five years later, in 1816. Austen described Emma a person “no one but myself will much like” a prediction which I consider to be false. From what I’ve gathered by reading these two books is that although her male characters (especially the eligible, dashing suitors whom her heroines, in these two books at least, never marry) may be more
Sex and the nude in the USA
Sex and the nude in the USA
Sex and the nude in the U.S.A WAK “Lock and Key united” The nude body has become a part of our every day lives. We see nude on television, on billboards, in books, and everywhere. It has now become an attention grabber that implies sex. It is hard to find any advertisement that does not at least imply sex. When you see alcohol advertisement you see an attractive man or woman (often both) with close contact implying that this drink could possibly get you sex, or make you sexy. With cigarette adv
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon Song of Solomon is Toni Morrison’s most widely acclaimed work. An African-American writer, Morrison utilizes beautiful language and wonderful – though often strange – visual images to make use of every major literary device over the course of the story. “Morrison's fiction is concerned with themes of race, class, and African-American history. Her writing often approximates a style known as ‘magical realism,’ in which seemingly magical or impossible events occur side-by-side with
Novel Study Essay
Novel Study Essay
Novel Study Essay Do not walk under a ladder. Avoid black cats. Knock on wood. All these are common examples of American superstitions. Yet in The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan chooses to write about not American, but Chinese superstitions and beliefs. When our group began to read the novel, these superstitions and beliefs seemed a bit awkward to us, but over time, we learned to understand and accept it as part of the Chinese culture. Suyuan Woo states the basis of one’s personality in the first chapt
Symbolism
Symbolism
Symbolism HUM 2271 Word Count 2 The definition of a symbol is something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance. A symbol is also defined as an act, sound, or objects having cultural significance and the capacity to excite or objectify a response. According to these definitions there is a countless amount of symbols in the world. Some of these symbols can be as simple as a letter to represent sound, or as Bottom of
TATTOO AFTER CARE
TATTOO AFTER CARE
TATTOO AFTER CARE Tattooing, a technique of marking the skin with colours, has been practiced since antiquity. Now this ancient art is enjoying a renaissance. Movie, television and sports stars have begun sporting Tattoos, and others are following their lead. We want your new Tattoo to turn out perfect for you to enjoy for years to come. So please follow our recommendations for the proper care of your new Tattoo. The Tattoo machine, in a simplified explanation, operates like a mini-sewing machin
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple According to tradition both the First and Second temple were built on ‘Mount Moriah’, the site on which Abraham offered Isaac to G_d. King David built an altar to G_d on the site and a generation later his son, Solomon built the First Temple as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, destroyed King Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C.E. When Herod became king he decided to rebuild the Temple in 19 B.C.E. It cannot be said that the r
The Affect of Racism
The Affect of Racism
The Affect of Racism In a community of five thousand dam souls (Page 5 Parg ?) as described by David Guterson in his novel, Snow Falling on Cedars. A community that concentrated a variety of ethnicity, among them was both Whites and Japanese. As a result of the racial differences, racism came to exist and have impacted the life’s of both children and adults in that isolated island called San Piedro. It was responsible for the internment of Kabuo, Hatsue, and their families, the breakup of Hatsue
The Controversy Around Banning Books
The Controversy Around Banning Books
The Controversy Around Banning Books The subject of censorship is a very controversial one, especially the banning of books. Many people believe they must protect themselves and others from the evils of many classic books and works of art because they can be deemed indecent in one way or another. Many believe that this is absurd and censorship in its current form is a violation of our First Amendment right to free speech. Personally, I align myself with the latter, however I do feel there are oc
The Creation of Adam
The Creation of Adam
The Creation of Adam Title: The Creation of Adam Artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti Date: 1510 Patron: Pope Julius II Location: Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome Medium: Fresco Michelangelo’s Life and Works Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He worked as a painter, sculptor, architect, and poet until he was almost ninety. As a student he studied the Bible, and used the stories and people in it for his painting and sculptures. “He was one of the most important artists of the Itali
The effect of The Simpsons on our families
The effect of The Simpsons on our families
The effect of “The Simpsons” on our families mon/wed/fri,8:00Am “The Simpsons” is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that “The Simpsons” conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that “The Simpsons” is affecting children, but how bad. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working fo
The Growth of Juliet
The Growth of Juliet
The Growth of Juliet Both Romeo and Juliet obtain much growth throughout the play Romeo and Juliet. There are many different kinds of growth, whether physical, emotional etc. Yet Juliet obtains the most growth that is significant to the play. The play is about many new experiences occurring to a family that is used to old, die-hard violence, therefore experiential growth is most important. Juliet is the central protagonist of the play because she obtains more experiential growth than Romeo does.
The Lost Statue
The Lost Statue
The Lost Statue We were holding Rome under siege for a long time but there were no signs of the near fall, promised by King Alaric. The soldiers started murmuring and there was rumour around the camp that the king has allied with the Roman emperor and has betrayed us and this was the true reason not to take over the city. The gossip reached our leader and he understood that he could not afford to waste more time and that immediate action was required. And he came up with a plan. He gathered us,
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey Friday, September 29, 2000 English 10 How can one learn about a society which has long ceased to exist? How can one learn about the things that were important to them once their bodies have been interred for centuries? The bodies have long since been part of the earth, yet the voices of many of the ancients still waif clearly through time throughout the art, the music, and the literature they left as their legacy. A mans lifestyle, beliefs and habits as revealed in their art mirror t
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
To what extent does an individuals social class affect their lifestyle
To what extent does an individuals social class affect their lifestyle
To what extent does an individual’s social class affect their lifestyle and life chances? In virtually all societies, people are aware of divisions between various groups, and as a result of these divisions people are treated differently. Sociologists usually refer to these divisions as ‘strata’ therefore, the division of people into groups is known as social stratification. In British society today the most important divisions are those of sex, age, ethnic groups and social class, of which is t
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
Woman Pouring Milk
Woman Pouring Milk
Woman Pouring Milk The way John Berger, a 20th century art critic, describes a painting is to describe the relationship between the painter and the subject. To do this he must find words to apply meaning to the image. When one views art they relate to it. This relationship between the viewer and the art is affected by outside factors. To describe these outside factors Berger uses several terms such as the history, mystification, and reproduction of art. These terms will be used to describe how o
The Moral Natural Freedoms of American Beauty
The Moral Natural Freedoms of American Beauty
The Moral Natural Freedoms of American Beauty American Beauty is such an excellent title for such a great movie. The title is so effective because of the movie being such a beauty in itself as a work of art. Many characters and points within the movie appear to display something other than what they really are on the inside, much like the title American Beauty, which is quite deceiving. As the movie progresses, I feel that Lester, whom is the main character of the movie, goes through the movie a
Timing in Field of Dreams
Timing in Field of Dreams
Timing in “Field of Dreams” Film Aesthetics In the art of film, there are many factors that come into developing the storyline as well as making that storyline effective in moving the viewer. Whether it is accomplished by camera angle or special effects or something as simple as timing, various aesthetics are of the utmost necessity in any successful film. In “Field of Dreams”, the aesthetic of timing is used to give the movie watcher a feel for the very essence of what makes this a great film.
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age
Miles Davis and the Jazz Age Jazz History and Literature 22 April 2004 One of the most popular jazz musicians of all time is Miles Davis. Davis brought many new sounds and sights to the world of jazz. In his time, he had influence as an innovative bandleader, as well as a composer. Davis's pure sound was a major part of his unparalleled success. Miles Davis was born on May 26, 1926. He spent his childhood years in East St. Louis. His father was tough, but seemed to have Miles' best interests in
Steve Reichs Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reichs Music for 18 Musicians
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich is a leading pioneer of Minimalism. Though he creates such detailed work that could place him among the elite composers of his time, he expressed his struggles as an artist. One of his major works, which he believes to be one of his best, was Music for 18 Musicians. This piece was a landmark for Steve Reich because of its simplistic instrumentation, structure and colors produced. Many non-musicians as well as musicians enjoy listening to Music fo
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
Gaining Insight on Death
Gaining Insight on Death
Gaining Insight on Death American Literature Death has fascinated and fueled the imaginations of writers over the course of history. Several of the passages we read in this theme are linked by death. These poems call up a dramatic range of emotions from solitary sadness and dark despair, at one extreme, to hope, perseverance, and dreams of restful peace at the other. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, offers a simplified metaphor of the relationship between life and d
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar
Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar Period 2 How far would you go for glory? In the novel, Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, a character, Brutus betrays one of his friends because he thinks he is as worthy as he to be king of Rome. He wanted the respect and honor that Caesar was receiving more than anything. BRUTUS: “I would not, Cassius; yet I love him well,...For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honor more than I fear death.” In the novel, the acts create a literary focus.
Massachusetts ROCKS
Massachusetts ROCKS
Massachusetts ROCKS! APES F Geology 120,000 years ago ice began to form at a rapid pace in northern Canada(Grette, www.biomass.umass.edu). This sheet quickly (on a geologic scale) swept down the eastern seaboard and engulfed the northeast down to present day Long Island, New York in a sheet of solid ice. This icesheet later in history became known as the Laurentide icesheet, named after the region in Canada in which it made its descent(Oldale, http://pubs.usgs.gov). Little did anything know b
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Chateau, France. He began painting in 1891and moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. Matisse was known as a Fauvist, an artist whose style emphasized intense color and vigorous brushstrokes. As “King of the Fauves”, Matisse was the epitome of ideal Fauvism. He believed the arrangement of colors was as important as a pain
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Oedipus is rather impressive as a leader. He wants to take everything on himself. When it's suggested he send for a prophet, he's already done it, for example. Ironically, he doesn't follow through with how all this applies to him, how he really is responsible for it all. Notice how he uses the personal pronoun I. (I Oedipus, whose name is known afar” ) He seems full of himself, but there's a blind spot in the middle of all this pomposity. I think one of the main reasons Oedipus is s
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
A Clean Well Lighted Place
A Clean Well Lighted Place
“A Clean, Well Lighted Place” 1 English 4B 29 March 2004 Although tone is an extremely complicated issue to analyze, it is one of the most elementary literary elements. Like a tone of voice, the tone of a story can communicate joy, anger, love, sorrow, and disapproval. It shows the feelings of the author, so greatly that one can sense them. The tone adds to the overall feeling, and effectiveness portrayed in any literary work. Those feelings may be similar to the feelings expressed by the narrat
Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry Who is Chuck Berry? Why maybe the most widely styled musician in history. He is known for his rhythm blues, pop, and the newest type of music in the 1950s rock and roll. I will talk about how Chuck started, what got him big, and the influence he spread through out the music industry. When done reading this report you might find Chuck Berry to be the most intriguing person in African-American history, or you might find him to be just another lucky guitarist to get big. It was 1955, as
Loose Change
Loose Change
Loose Change Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, And don't criticize what you can't understand, Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, For the times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' The Sixties gave us some of the most radical changes in our history. The Vietnam War and the Anti –war movement, student protests, the music, drug use, mini skirts, communal
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's achievement as the founder of Pakistan, dominates everything else he did in his long and crowded public life spanning some 42 years. Yet, by any standard, his was an eventful life, his personality multidimensional and his achievements in other fields were many, if not equally great. Indeed, several were the roles he had played with distinction: at one time or another, he was one of the gre
Tattooing
Tattooing
Tattooing En. 1301.203 10 August 2004 Tattooing is a very interesting work of art that is surrounded by controversy, because there are so many stereotypes, risks, and fashions that go along with it. Even though this art form has many risks involved, there are many people in this world who feel that they have to live life on the edge and they will do anything for a rush. Tattooing to some people fulfills this rush no matter the outcome they might see from it. Just to know that this form of art st
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotles Ethics and Its Impact on Women
Aristotle’s Ethics and Its Impact on Women 12/4/03 Aristotle deviates from the metaphysical views of previous philosophers, including his beloved teacher Plato, that state that the purpose of human life lays beyond this world. Instead of this doctrine, Aristotle argues that the purpose of human life lies only within this world. Because Aristotle held this belief, he argues that one must make the most out of his life. To do so one must live the best possible life. Aristotle believed that knowing
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism
Berkeley's Theory of Immaterialism Free Will Determinism MW 11:45 As man progressed through the various stages of evolution, it is assumed that at a certain point he began to ponder the world around him. Of course, these first attempts fell short of being scholarly, probably consisting of a few grunts and snorts at best. As time passed on, though, these ideas persisted and were eventually tackled by the more intellectual, so-called philosophers. Thus, excavation of the external world began. As t
Life
Life
Life Life is only what you make it. If a person chooses to make nothing of their life, then their life will be nothing. Life is made up of goals and dreams and wishes. If one doesn’t have these things, then they have never really lived. I am not sure what my goal in life is yet. I know I have dreams and wishes pertaining to the future. I will be happy when I die as long as I know that I didn’t live in vain: that I had some kind of effect on the world around me. Everyone’s purpose is different. W
Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant LTWR 300A Wednesday 4pm Immanuel Kant said that, besides the usual forms of knowledge - analytical knowledge and empirical knowledge - we also have a priori knowledge that is 'synthetic' in the sense that it tells us something about the world. He applied this general theory to art by saying that in art we see beauty that we recognise through our a priori knowledge of beauty. The possibility of such knowledge is easily disproved, following David Hume's argument, which Kant knew of.
The Canadian Wilderness
The Canadian Wilderness
The Canadian Wilderness In his literary work “The trouble with wilderness”, William Cronon suggests that wilderness is a human construct. To many readers this contention would seem irrational, as so many of our fondest memories of wilderness are based on personal experiences from days past at the family cottage or summer camping trips. The notion that these experiences could be tainted by some misconception we all hold about the wilderness seems personally offensive. Many nature enthusiasts cher
Women in World War I
Women in World War I
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
Erik Eriksons Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development
Erik Eriksons Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development
Erik Erikson’s Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development Psychosocial Stages 1 Running head: ERIK ERIKSON’S PYSCHOSOCIAL STAGES Erik Erikson’s Eight Psychosocial Stages of Development Psychosocial Stages 2 Abstract Erik Erikson developed the “Psychosocial Development”, which covers eight stages across the life span. These stages permanently shape personality and experiences throughout childhood to adulthood, each stage involves a “crises” in personality, a major development issue that is particul
Erik erikson
Erik erikson
Erik erikson Psychology March 15, 2003 ERIK ERIKSON Introduction: I. Biography A. Reasons for entering the psychology world 1. Sigmund and Anna Freud 2. His own development of identity B. Examples of life-altering changed caused by Erikson 1. Study of child psychology 2. Study of behavior II. Theories A. Steps in ones life 1. 8 stages 2. Morals vs. values are reached B. Values and virtues are gained 1. Going through each stage reaches a new height and challenge in ones life 2. Finally reach self
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof
Similarities and Differences Exist in Christian and Islamic Beliefs of
Similarities and Differences Exist in Christian and Islamic Beliefs of
Similarities and Differences Exist in Christian and Islamic Beliefs of Sin and Salvation English 328 There is no disputing the fact that differences exist along the lines of different religions and cultures. However, for as many contrasts that can be found, an abundance of similarities can be found as well. There are a multitude of similarities that can be found in the Christian and Islamic beliefs of sin and salvation in the Holy Bible and in the Qu’ran. There also exist, of course, a great dea