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The Life of Rene' Descartes
The Life of Rene' Descartes
The Life of Rene' Descartes Rene' Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and anatomist. He contributed a great deal to modern ideas , particularly those concerned with geometry. He was known in his time as a mechanist, because he believed that nature could be explained through rational means, and inherent patterns could be found. During his life, Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. Rene' Descartes was born on March, 31 1596 in La Haye, Touraine, which was a fo
Washington IrvingWashington Irving was the first native American to su
Washington IrvingWashington Irving was the first native American to su
Washington Irving Washington Irving was the first native American to succeed as a professional writer. He remains important as a pioneer in American humor and the development of the short story. Irving was greatly admired and imitated in the 19th century. Toward the end of his career, his reputation declined due to the sentimentality and excessive gentility of much of his work (Irving 479). Washington Irving's time spent in the Hudson Valley and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil a
Oscar Wilde real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on
Oscar Wilde real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on
Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable following. As
Jason Platko
Jason Platko
Jason Platko Mrs. Pena English 28 May, 1996 Everyone is destined to be great for a moment in their lives. For Gerard Manley Hopkins this was difficult. Gerard was a poet that came way before his time and people didn't realize the power he had with words. Gerard Manley Hopkins was one of the most original poets to write in English at any time period. He only lived for 45 years and only had three of his poems published during his lifetime. Gerard was torn between his love of God and his love of p
JAMES A GARFIELD
JAMES A GARFIELD
JAMES A. GARFIELD James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had very little money, his mother made sure that her children went to the neighborhood school to get a good education. He belonged to the Desciples of Christ Church. While growing up, James drove canal boat tea
William Shakespear
William Shakespear
William Shakespear Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His father John Shakespeare and his mother Mary Arden. W.S. was able to attend grammer school and learned Greek and Latin classics (this is comparable to college education today). At age 14 his father lost the family fortune and remained poor until his death At 18 he married Anne Hathaway in 1582. She was 26 years old. They had three children Suzanne(1583) and the twins Hamnet and Judith(1585). In his mid-twenties he lef
Swen Neumann Introduction to Modern Business
Swen Neumann Introduction to Modern Business
Swen Neumann Introduction to Modern Business L.Thomas and R.Cawley 15/11/96 PENGUIN BOOKS LIMITED The aim of this essay is to comment on how, over the last six years Penguin Books Limited has grown and managed external and internal changes. Sixty one years ago, Allen Lane, the managing director of the Bodley Head, a British publishing company, revolutionised reading with the introduction of the first ten Penguin paperbacks. Today, over 600 million paperbacks are sold yearly. At a time when ther
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which ca
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which ca
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which causes them to commit their crime. This belief is strongly disagreed with by the authors Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”,and “The Cask of Amontillado” are very similar in this contradiction. Each murderer takes a specific journey that has been illustrated in each case. The psychological make-up of each murderer shows that he is a normal person up to the point a
BLACKS - A STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY
BLACKS - A STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY
BLACKS - A STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY Almost everyone would like to have racial equality in the world today. It is often said that all people have been created equally. That is true, however sometimes not everybody is treated equally. In society, blacks are still struggling for racial equality. We should note that in the 1940'1, blacks were not considered equal to the whites. We see this in The Power of One . Blacks could not socialize with whites. P.K. a young boxer asks the manager at the g
Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid
Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid
Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid is a farcical play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his family. The story involves several different themes and plots within one family. A new interpretation of this 17th century play is now being performed at the Arts Club Theater; it incorporates some new changes and modernizations in addition to the traditional improvisation. Morris Panych has definitely succeeded
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectations Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to and understand these underlying ideas. Victorian novels such as Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations are examples of literary classics that have universal themes. Hardy's tale illustrates the role of chance in his characters lives. Through th
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England's south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-class origins, John having come f
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warrior’s only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one mission, which later the wa
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelest and short-story writer whose writings and personal life exerted a profound influence on American writers of his time and thereafter. Many of his works are regarded as American classics, and some have subsequently been made into motion pictures. A review of Hemingway reveals many interesting points about his life, about the influences upon his works, and of the the themes and styles of his writings. An exami
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily. Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her reluctancy to accept change. When compared chronologically, the
The Old Man and The Sea
The Old Man and The Sea
The Old Man and The Sea Book Report by ***** I decided to read this book for two reasons. My friends have read this book in the past and said it wasn't too bad. Second, it is one heck of a short book. I finished this book in 2 days. As the sample book report says, this book is only 27,000 words long. The book lived up to what my friends had said about it. The book was one of the best classic stories I have read, it had a good story and good description. Hemingway could paint the pictures in my
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period's architecture. The dramatic personality of Elizabeth became the
Assassination Gaius Julius Caesar
Assassination Gaius Julius Caesar
Assassination: Gaius Julius Caesar Caius Julius Caesar, a Roman consul, was a great leader and a terrible dictator. Many of his reforms were excellent, but he also was hungry for the power of Roman Dictator, which would give him absolute power for as long as he required it. Throughout his life he did many things including creating the calendar that we know today, advancing mathematics, and many other scholarly things. When he became dictator in 44 B.C., those in power knew he must be stopped, a
The Awakening vs A Dolls House
The Awakening vs A Dolls House
The Awakening vs. A Doll¹s House Just because a novel is considered a classic doesn¹t mean the messages it conveys to its readers are correct. Even though both The Awakening by Kate Chopin and A Doll¹s House by Henrik Ibsen are great literary works, some of the ideas embodied in them aren¹t appropriate. Both works suggest that it is common for husbands to be condescending to their wives; that if a person has enough money, they can have someone else raise their children for them; and that if a m
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him Thornton Wilder may very
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him Thornton Wilder may very
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him, Thornton Wilder may very well [have turned] out to be one of the few enduring writers of our time...There have been countless other authors who in his day have been far more discussed. That was inevitable for a man who has neither hastened to follow nor troubled to oppose the current mode, who has gone his own way, and who has clearly never sought the popularity which has periodically been his (Unger 355). The key to his significance is his extra
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer She wrote ab
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer She wrote ab
Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Willa was the oldest of the seven child
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write this essay, pertaining to animation. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with cartoons; from when they started out to be black and white, and until now with full colour and computer effects. To better perceive what my personal feelings about animation are, I must first discuss in full detail, a general overview of how animators bring traditional animation alive with motion. Animation seems like a smooth movement of drawn seque
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
“You are mad, and gone the wrong way. You take falsehood for truth and ugliness for beauty.” - lawyer from A.C.’s “The Bet” Through analyzing this excerpt from the story of “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, one can sense the imprisoned lawyer criticizing the banker of being ignorant and insane. What exactly does it mean to be insane or ignorant? By definition, for one to be classified as insane, they would have the inability to mediate with reality at will. The definition of ignorance can be grasped
The Glass Menagerie vs The Death of a Salesman
The Glass Menagerie vs The Death of a Salesman
The Glass Menagerie vs. The Death of a Salesman In both The Glass Menagerie and The Death of a Salesman there are startling similarities and differences. After reading and analyzing both plays, these aspects become evident. We see these differences in their styles, acts, scenes, characters, endings and uses of symbolism. The two authors are very similar. I believe that the two combined many autobiographical tidbits hidden within the plays. For example, I do not believe that is was by mere coinc
The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz Louis Ar
The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz Louis Ar
The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz, Louis Armstrong learned to blow on a bugle in reform school when he was 13. His intuitive genius for improvisation changed the course of jazz, but after the 1940s mugging dominated his performances and he had his greatest success as a pop singer. Louis Daniel Armstrong popularly known as Satchmo and Pops was born on July 4, 1900, in New Orleans, the birthplace of American jazz. His father, Willie, was a day laborer in a turpentine p
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
Topic english-Emerson self-Reliance
Topic english-Emerson self-Reliance
topic: english-Emerson self-Reliance Misunderstood Greatness The quote that most provoked thought and emotion from within me comes from the essay Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. To be great is to be misunderstood was used by Emerson to explain the lagging growth of the conception of ideas and thoughts of his generation. Original and novel ideas were scorned by conservatives who believed the best method for learning was by repetition and memorization of proven classics written by prev
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole's family Cole Porter's name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate's father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole's early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry Rache
1 When I do count the clock that tells the time
1 When I do count the clock that tells the time
12 1. When I do count the clock that tells the time, 2. And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; 3. When I behold the violet past prime, 4. And sable curls, all silvered o'er with white; 5. When lofty trees I see barren of leaves, 6. Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, 7. And summer's green all girded up in sheaves, 8. Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, 9. Then of thy beauty do I question make, 10. That thou among the wastes of time must go, 11. Since sweets and beauties d
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens (18121870) was a nineteenth century English writer who wrote such classics as: A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale Of 1. Two Cities, Great Expectations, and many others. He was born into a middle class family, but when he came home from boarding school at the age of ten he found his family living in poverty. He was unable to return to school in order to help out at home. When he was twelve, his father was sent to prison for his debts. While
Happiness Platonic Aristotelian and Beyond
Happiness Platonic Aristotelian and Beyond
Happiness: Platonic, Aristotelian and Beyond HON 101 11-21-03 The ancient Greek word eudaimonia (eudaimonia), translated most often into English as ‘happiness,’ derives from its roots ‘eu’ – approximated as ‘good’ – and ‘daimon’ – meaning spirit (M-W). The etymology of this term for “good spirit” reveals the inadequacy of ‘happiness’ as its translation. The fleeting, immediate emotion usually called ‘happy’ in English differs from the more lasting personality, disposition and condition implied b
Good vs Evil
Good vs Evil
Good vs Evil EH 208 Final Exam Classics of World Literature Spring 2003 9) Choose at least five writers whose major theme is concerned with Good versus Evil. Explain how, what, and why this theme is important in their works. Writers who had the theme Good versus Evil include the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Dante, and ancient writings from Egypt. The Good Vs. Evil theme is very important in these works because it displays their value systems and their sense of morality. The underlying
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers Epic Heroes
Homers’ Epic Heroes Homers characters are real human beings with all the strengths and weaknesses. They live, they breathe, they love, they hate. They are subject to fear and they tend, on occasion, to rise to heroic greatness. His most explored stories The Illiad and The Odyssey both have characters that exert these characteristics. Although the stories are different, both heroes share similar backgrounds, plights, and triumphs. The heroes of the novels, thanks to the literary prowess of Homer,
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
READING SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM It is not easy to give the best definition of literature; even literary theorists and critics have difficulty in defining it. According to Icoz, literature is language in use and so it is not separable from language. But, in her opinion, literature also involves more than language because meanings go beyond it, and the appreciation and enjoyment of reading requires the development of more than just linguistic capacities. She also claims that a basic understanding
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux Writing Ass. I 9-24-03 For my first writing assignment, I chose to write about Petrarch and his writing ‘The Ascent on Mount Ventoux’. I am first going to start off by telling you a little about him and his life followed by what I think is the answer to the questions of, in what ways does the ascent on ‘Mount Ventoux’ reflect his distinctive new approach to knowledge and the world around him? And, does this document offer any evidence of this wider development in Petr
Machiavellis The Prince
Machiavellis The Prince
Machiavelli’s The Prince: · How Does Machiavelli fit in with the larger Renaissance Movement? Machiavelli was a Florentine and therefore geographically very much at the centre of the ‘larger Renaissance movement’, his life was typical of the educated Florentine elite that centred on learning the humanities and classics and then being fast-tracked into government and consequently being at the forefront of the humanist movement. He also contributed to the renaissance movement in literally terms, o
Renaissance Humanism
Renaissance Humanism
Renaissance Humanism Writers and philosophers of the Renaissance expressed their opinions about human nature and humans’ roles in the universe through their writings. Francesco Petrarch pioneered the first intellectual movement called humanism. An Italian poet and man of letters, he attempted to apply the values and lessons of antiquity to questions of Christian faith and morals in his own day. He believed that true eloquence and ethical wisdom had been lost during the Middle Ages and could onl
Henry VIII and Wolsey The Relationship
Henry VIII and Wolsey The Relationship
Henry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship A clear understanding of Henry VIII's relationship with Wolsey is fundamental to any analysis of Tudor politics and policy-making. A consensus is emerging. Henry VIII, it is generally agreed, was less consistently the author of his own policy than Edward IV or Henry VII, but it is wrong to cast him either as an 'absentee landlord', who delegated the affairs of state to others, or as a 'mental defective', who needed his ministers to manage him. Henry VIII,
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation Exactly what is Japanese Animation? There is a century worth of story behind this word, yet it is not well known. The short term for Japanese Animation is anime , which is French. In America, cartoons have a connotation of children‘s only, whereas in Japan this is not so due to a different development in its history. Animes are highly regarded and they are not considered to be just cartoons by many of its viewers. While America considers animation to be a single category, Jap
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation
Mental Health Legislation In 1997 when the current Government was elected into power one of their aims was to tackle the inequalities that existed within health and social care. Since then we have seen the publication of many policy documents which planned the way forward for health care, particularly in the way that care is delivered. Modern and Dependable (DOH, 1997), set out ways for national improvement in healthcare. Modernising Mental health Services (DOH, 1998a), set out the way on which
D H Lawrence
D H Lawrence
D. H. Lawrence David Hubert Lawrence would have to be considered one of the greatest writers of the 1900’s. His wide variety of works written all while fighting tuberculosis make him a very honorable and prolific writer that many people agree with. “D. H. Lawrence was a prolific writer of everything from poetry to fiction.” (O’neil, 763) O’neil is very true when he makes this statement. Lawrence is a remarkable man with whom everyone should be familiar. D. H. Lawrence was a great writer of the t
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
Star Wars vs Star Trek
Star Wars vs Star Trek
Star Wars vs. Star Trek I have read so many different comments in the past that highlighted the cult following that both of these space series have, that I felt I really needed to cast my spin on it. Throughout the past 20 plus years, two science fiction cult classics have tried and failed on several occasions to out do each other on the big screen and television series. They both have followings of loyal fans that rival any sports team in America. You name it and both have it from lunch boxes,
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 Storm and The Rocking Horse Winner
The Storm and The Rocking Horse Winner
The Storm and The Rocking Horse Winner As a general rule, children love fairy tales. We grow up being read Grimm's or watching Disney remakes of classics. Parents love telling children fairy tales not only because they have an opportunity to spend time with their sons and daughters, but also because fairy tales, like fables, always contain a lesson or moral within them. Although both Kate Chopin's The Storm, and D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner have some of the qualities of a child's fai
The Way We Never Were
The Way We Never Were
The Way We Never Were Mass Media The Way We Never Were American Families and the Nostalgia Trap If one believes what one sees on television re-runs of classic shows from the 1950s, then the traditional American family has two kids, a stay at home mom, who vacuums in pearls, and a Dad who works hard but always has time for his children. The problem with the image presented in those old television shows is that the traditional family depicted is a myth. Unfortunately, too many people frustrated wi
Amadeus
Amadeus
‘Amadeus’ Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France's focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a