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It is unusual when a masterpiece develops out of an assignment but tha
It is unusual when a masterpiece develops out of an assignment, but that is, more or less, what happened in the case of Gullivers Travels. The Martinus Scriblerus Club proposed to satirize the follies and vices of learned, scientific and modern men. Each of the members was given a topic, and Swifts was to satirize the numerous and popular volumes describing voyages to faraway lands. Ten years passed between the Scriblerus project and the publication of Gullivers Travels, but when Swift fin...

The War on Masculinity and Femininity
The War on Masculinity and Femininity Growing up we were always told we could be and do anything we wanted to. We were taught that we could do anything the opposite sex could do and more. We didnt feel limited to our gender, but we were taught that there are differences between boys and girls that we cannot control. We cannot deny that our genders separate us from one another. Since Adam and Eve, males and females have been different, not only physically but psychologically and socially. The d...

What HDTV Is
What HDTV Is Digital describes electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive is expressed or represented by the number 1 and non-positive by the number 0 (Lasica). Data that is transmitted or stored with digital technology is expressed as a string of 0's and 1's. Each of these digits is referred too as a bit (and a string of bits that a computer can address individually as a group is a byte). Prior to digital technol...

The verb impeach as defined by Webster's Third International Diction
The verb impeach as defined by Webster's Third International Dictionary is to cause an official to be removed from office because of conviction of impropriety, misdemeanor, or misconduct while in said office. The right to impeach public officials is secured by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3, which discuss the procedure, and in Article II, Section 4, which indicates the grounds for impeachment: the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States sh...

Religions Spread Through Conquest
Religions Spread Through Conquest When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent and human being to human being. Are there constant qualities that people posses and reflect in all civilizations? It is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that ...

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...

American Mafia
American Mafia The Mafia has been around for a long time. It started in Sicily and was carried over to America. Since it's beginning organized crime has been doing nothing but growing to this day. I. Early Mafia A. Sicily B. America II. Families A. Gambino B. Genovese C. Colombo D. Bonanno E. Luchese III. Mob Information A. Rank of the Mafia B. The oath C. Origins of the name Organized Crime Organized Crime is one of the oldest and longest running businesses in the world. But did it start out a...

Euthanasia
Euthanasia Euthanasia (also known as mercy killing) is the act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from painful or incurable disease or incapacitating physical disorder. The question about weather this is morally right or wrong has posed a major ethical dilemma on the world today. The advance of medical technology is bringing a steadily growing majority of deaths into hospitals where life, of a sort, may be prolonged for a long time. Someone has to decide what nature us...

Today we are more concerned with our environment than ever before Simi
Today, we are more concerned with our environment than ever before. Similarly, it is my belief that we are more knowledgeable about our earth's environment than did previous generations. I do not believe it would be an understatement to say that the planet earth is in serious jeopardy--from the shrinking rain forests, to the polluting of the oceans and land, to the ozone layer problem. Nevertheless, for purposes of this discussion, it is my intent to focus on pesticides as one particularly ramp...

Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great I. Born a. 356BC b. In Pella the Capital of Macedonia II. Parents a. King Philip the II 1. later divorced Olympus 2. Alexander ran away after Divorce 337B.C. b. Olympus a Princess of Epiru III. Youth and Teenage Years a. Aristotle was his Tutor 1. He taught him about Greek art, philosophy, poetry, and science. 2. loved homer b. brought up as a crown prince 1. When his father divorced his mom he ran away until his father was assassinated IV. He is ascended to the throne, June...

It's very dark So dark it almost hurts my eyes just straining to see i
It's very dark. So dark it almost hurts my eyes just straining to see into it. While I'm trying to peer into the darkness my eyes feel like they are glaring and squinting so hard they're just slits that I could hardly see out of anyway. They are actually willing themselves to see something-anything. They seem to scream out to my brain to conjure up an image just so they could prove they still work. I suddenly become aware that the blackness that surrounds me is deadly quiet, too. Shouldn't I be...

The Ransom of Red Chief
The Ransom of Red Chief by Laura Galindez It looked like a good thing, but wait until I tell you. This is how the ironic story of The Ransom of Red Chief begins. It is the story of two moronic kidnappers and one holy terror of a child. This story will make baby-sitters everywhere cringe and potential kidnappers think twice. Our story, narrated by Sam, one of the kidnappers, begins when Bill and Sam deiced that a good get-rich-quick scheme would be to kidnap and hold a kid for ransom. Doesnt ...

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Author is Mary Shelley Fiction 127 pages Copyright 1992 It was a dreary night in November. The yellow glow of a candle was lite in a small house. Inside sat a young man named Victor Frankenstein at his desk, staring hard at his notebook. Finally finished with his work having thinked he has discovered the secret of life. After he closed the notebook. He told himself there was only one way to prove his discovery is correct, it was by making a living creature live. Victor than put up ...

In the years following the Civil War the United States underwent a pro
In the years following the Civil War, the United States underwent a profound Industrial Revolution. This revolution forever changed the face of America and forced all aspects of society to adapt to the sweeping changes that were taking place. During this period of unprecedented economic growth, both business and labor in the U.S. had to deal with the consequences that accompanied the emergence of radically new technologies and the reluctance of the government to exert any sort of control on our...

California
California California was the 31st state, which received its statehood on Sept. 9, 1850 , and nickname is the Golden State. The bird is the California Valley Quail; the flower is the golden poppy; the tree is the California Redwood; and the state motto is Eureka (I have Found It). There are many sights to see in the state of California. Besides all the big metropolitan cities, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco. Also there is the San Diego Zoo...

A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
^^^^^^^^^^A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn't it a fact that when we're in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we're too busy feeling the moment's thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quick growth a...

THE EFFECTS OF ALTITUDE ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY Changes in altitude have a
THE EFFECTS OF ALTITUDE ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY Changes in altitude have a profound effect on the human body. The body attempts to maintain a state of homeostasis or balance to ensure the optimal operating environment for its complex chemical systems. Any change from this homeostasis is a change away from the optimal operating environment. The body attempts to correct this imbalance. One such imbalance is the effect of increasing altitude on the body's ability to provide adequate oxygen to be utiliz...

Early Western Civilization Egyption Tomb 5 Egyptologists had lost inte
Early Western Civilization Egyption Tomb 5 Egyptologists had lost interest in the site of tomb 5, which had been explored and looted decades ago. Therefore, they wanted to give way to a parking lot. However, no one would have ever known the treasure that lay only 200 ft. from King Tuts resting place which was beyond a few rubble strewn rooms that previous excavators had used to hold their debris. Dr. Kent Weeks, an Egyptologist with the American University in Cairo, wanted to be sure the new p...

In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue
In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other groups platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a professorship on the university level. The hirings in ques...

English The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The
English The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, politically connected (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jac...

Russia History WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation
Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar's decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brut...

A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A Pe
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A People's History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of the US 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 cover...

Frankenstein
Frankenstein In the story Frankenstein, written by the author Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein decided that wanted to create a being out of people that were already dead. He believed that he could bring people back from the grave. Playing with nature in such a way would make him play the role of God. With Victor Frankenstein feeling that he had no true friends, the only relief he had of expressing his feeling was through letters to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was not Victors true sister but he love...

The Boldness of Courage
The Boldness of Courage Youre the Devils man! (118), Mary Warren cried out when she accused John Proctor of working for the devil. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to face danger without fear. This is supported in Arthur Millers The Crucible. Throughout the Salem witch trials in the 1600s, courage was that good people held in to, even through the toughest times. To illustrate this, an example of someone with courage is John Proctor. Proctor is a farmer with a wife, Elizabeth...

Abstract EXAMPLES
Abstract EXAMPLES This paper describes an empirical life cycle model and uses it to predict the behavioral responses to a change in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program known internally within the Social Security Administration as the $1 for $2 benefit offset. This policy has not been enacted yet, but has been actively supported by disability advocates as a way to provide greater incentives for SSDI benefi-ciaries who have fully or partially recovered from their disabilities...

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 Nights Dream around 1594-1595. True to a Shakespearean comedy, it features key ingredients: chaotic events, young lovers, and the satirical element. Shakespeares 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 Apples of Cezanne
The Apples of Cezanne Art and the World II In his remarkable essay The Apples of Cezanne: An Essay on the Meaning of Still-life Meyer Schapiro tries to make a profound psychological analysis of the use of still-life in Cezannes works, based on the meaning and the conscious and unconscious relevance of the painters choice of subject matter. In his attempts to underline certain features of the 19th century artists paintings Schapiro relies on connections and references to the painters who mos...

Art Notes
Art Notes Renaissance (1300-1500) Dimensions of nature Rebirth Science - technology Discoveries beyond Europe Paint more naturally- using perspective /_\ (triangle) Illusion of space Art was based on the visual world Art was based on mathematical physics Earth was no longer thought to be the centre of the Universe Metallurgy and exploration of the world Camera Obscura- image upside-down through light and an aid to painting Mathematical theories can explain all human exper...

Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach
Theories Underlying the Constructivist Approach Introduction According to Elliot Eisner: teaching is an art and the creations of the teacher in producing an engaging stimulating and insightful lesson are the result of using many different skills but these are influenced by qualities and contingencies that are unpredictable but all teachers do operate with theory where theory is a general set of ideas through which we make sense of the world And according to Peel (1967): psychology may be de...

3 DUSCUSS BENJAMINS THEORY THAT THE AURA OF ART DECAYS IN THE AGE OF M
3/ DUSCUSS BENJAMINS THEORY THAT THE AURA OF ART DECAYS IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION. Walter Benjamin published his interpretation of Marxism in relation to aesthetics in his essay The work of art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Although it was first available in 1936, in the Frankfurt Institution Journal, it was not until 1973 that the influential essay was translated in Illuminations, edited by H. Arendt. Therefore, there was a delay in Benjamins recognition as a signific...

Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poets emotions. Now what matters is the poets relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives the Bible, Homers writ...

Cultural conflicts and social change in Africa and its Sub-region
Cultural conflicts and social change in Africa and its Sub-region: conceptualising the possibilities and limitations of conflict management Cultural conflict Conflict is a construct referring to affective aspects of a particular situation, which involves antagonists. My observations have led me to suggest that conflict fits within the following table of emotional and affective states in a society, which can vary from time to time: Feeling/State Interaction Consequences Comfort Discussion Stabili...

My Life
My Life 12-5-03 Pd.7 Life was no picnic for me. I grew up in one of the roughest n toughest neighborhoods around. Living in a one bedroom apart, I was subjected to violence throughout my life. My Pops was an abusive person. He was always either drunk or high, and he was drug dealer. To top that off, he was abusive towards my Mama and I. He would come home drunk and delusional and beat us for the fun of it it was a scary thing. We were very poor and couldnt afford the many things that the norm...

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 ...

Warren Edward Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett Warren Edward Buffett had an early experience with the stock market. At the age of 11, Warren bought his first share for $38. Soon afterwards, the price of the stock plummeted. Warren held on to the shares until they reached $43, he then sold them. An important lesson was learned from this transaction, patience. If warren had held on to the stock for a while longer, he could have made hundreds from a share, as it soon surpassed $200. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 30th,...

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson During the period of the Civil War, there lived a woman. This woman was one of the most influential and famous authors of her time and this present time. This poet took on her own approach to poetry which gave her a sense of individuality. Her poetry has inspired many young poets around the country. Her name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. I chose her because she is different, and to herself. She kind of remind me of myself. I may not be as extreme as her, but in a lot of way I am ...

Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto Chapter 1 Summary: Bourgeois and Proletarians The Communist Manifesto begins with Marx's famous generalization that the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles (79). Marx describes these classes in terms of binary oppositions, with one party as oppressor, the other as oppressed. While human societies have traditionally been organized according to complex, multi-membered class hierarchies, the demise of feudalism effected by the French Revolu...

Eccentricity
Eccentricity 1.0 Executive Summary 1.1 Objectives Eccentricity's objectives are as follows: to serve a community that may not usually be exposed to finer fashions; to consult customers to help them select the most flattering outfits; to initiate the idea of individuality among today's youth and young adults; and, to uphold our social responsibility within our community. Eccentricity also has the objective of becoming the area's most popular retail clothing company, competing with larger name dep...

FOR Fitness Business Plan
F.O.R. Fitness Business Plan Executive Summary: F.O.R. Fitness is a service to the client that projects individual attention and positive reinforcement in the comforts of the clients home. We will begin operations in January of 2004. Our proposed business is a service providing personal training at the next level. This partnership will be owned and managed by Francis Namocatcat, Oksana Kovalenko, and Rob Yarrington. Each business owner will contribute an equal investment to the company and shar...

Motivation
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I...

Report the problems at Reliant Cars Ltd
Report the problems at Reliant Cars Ltd. Date: 19/09/03 The Reliant Car Company was formed in 1935 when a former works manager from Raleigh built the first prototype model. The Reliants engine was continually changing because the designer, T.L Williams, was trying out new ones. Eventually the car got its very own engine based on the Austen 7s engine. Reliant continued to produce their vehicles throughout the Second World War, until 1940 when they had to use the machines to make parts towards t...

Sonys History - Through The Eyes of the Companys Leaders
Sonys History - Through The Eyes of the Companys Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sonys first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes...

Twelve Locations in Huck Finn
Twelve Locations in Huck Finn St. Petersburg As the story opens, Huck Finn has been adopted by the Widow Douglas who wants to make him conform to the way and views of society. It is with this forced learning that Huck finds that he is not comfortable with the situation. Huck Finn, a boy of approximately 12 years, is the son of the town drunk. Widow Douglas adopts him so that she can civilize him and raise him to be a gentleman. Huck does not like the dull ways of the Widow. Though she is nurturi...

Cause and effect essay Hopelessness by Li Ching Chao
Cause and effect essay: Hopelessness by Li Ching Chao Course: English Composition Li Ching Chao, a well-known Chinese poet, is a female representative of antique literature in the tenth century. Her poems, Hopelessness for example, show the voice of a sensitive woman, the sorrow and grief of the wartime and her lifetime. Hopelessness is a good poem and one of the most symbolic poems that express her style, her characteristics in writings. So as to understand the poem clearly, some details an...

Crucible Project
Crucible Project In literary works, irony is not just a sentence or a group of words; it is in fact a tool utilized by the author to indirectly enhance a character. In writing The Crucible, Arthur Miller employs three major types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. The irony is used to illustrate a point, to add suspense and keep a reader interested in the authors work, or to show a characters ignorance. Miller displays much of his irony through the characters dialogue, and on ...

Macbeth
Macbeth Discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and consider to what extent she is responsible for his downfall. The tragic downfall of Macbeth was not determined by one single cause but rather caused by a combination of three dark forces: supernatural, external and internal. The three witches and their dark powers represent the supernatural forces. Lady Macbeth acts as Macbeths external force, pushing him towards the bloody deeds. Macbeths own ambition and inner desires a...

Old English
Old English The Old English seems to us as being alienated from the reality because of its spelling, unfamiliar vocabulary and some gramatical differences. It is possible for students to do good translations os Old English only with a very little bit of training. Looking carefully, we can find a very large number of points that are very near or similar to the comtemporary english. The Old English is characterised by the use of abbreviations used by the AngloSaxon scribes, to speed up the copyin...

Fifth Chinese Daughter
Fifth Chinese Daughter Chinatowns were formed for many of the same reasons as other areas of large cities like the Irish areas in Boston and the little Italy section of North Beach. The immigrants were not accepted readily by Americans and needed a place to congregate with others who shared the same beliefs and traditions. Racism was visible in Jade Snows life. I first noticed it in the very beginning of the book on page 51 when the family is moving into the basement. Her father hired Negroes ...

What was Goldings purpose in writing the novel The Lord of the Flies
What was Goldings purpose in writing the novel, The Lord of the Flies? Golding attempts to transmit the message through his novel The Lord of the Flies. His message meant to alert readers that all mankind possess within them the capacity to do evil. This essay will demonstrate how Golding expresses this purpose through his use of setting, plot, characters and symbols throughout his novel. The Lord of the Flies includes four main characters. Ralph is the attractive, capturing and charismatic nat...

Informative Speech Example 4
Informative Speech: Example #4 author: Charla Kay Denmon Stress, The Silent Killer INTRODUCTION: ATTENTION GETTER: What is stress? Stress is a negative emotional state occurring in response to events that are perceived as taxing or exceeding a person's resources or ability to cope, says Cohen Herbert. There is now evidence to show that those who have large amounts of stress in their lives are more susceptible to health problems and injuries. REASON TO LISTEN: A) 43% of all adults suffer adverse ...