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Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself. She thinks she can not deal with her parents' deaths, being unwed
Satire
Satire
Satire Block2 I can’t wait till I get old. I’m not talking about just to the age where you are able to go to strip clubs and drink alcohol legally; I’m talking about being at that age where the only clubs I’ll be seeing, are the clubs in my golf bag, and when I’ll only be able to drink half a glass of Bud Light before my bladder starts running. Once I’m old I’ll be happy for the rest of my days(until I have a heart attack, stroke, get cancer, break my hip, or forget how to breathe because of Al
Overcoming Fear
Overcoming Fear
Overcoming Fear Have you ever had a fear that has haunted you for many years? In the life of Joe Thomas, this was true. Joe had a fear of heights and roller coasters. He knew that he would have to conquer this fear. Joe was just like any other kid growing up near Pittsburgh and visiting Kennywood Park for his class trip every year. One hot summer day, just south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania a young boy named Joe Thomas was visiting Kennywood Park with his class during the class trip. Joe had a g
What is the History of Magic Mountain
What is the History of Magic Mountain
What is the History of Magic Mountain? Viper, Superman - The Escape, Batman: The Ride - on a daily basis these rides thrill us, excite us, and scare us. They are all located within Six Flags: Magic Mountain, and yet the history of this incredible place is hardly known. Was it originally a jelly stand that grew into a local fun-park like Knott's? Or was it originally a cartoon production studio like Disneyland? In this essay, I will show you how the amazing place we know as Magic Mountain grew
The Stand
The Stand
The Stand Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself.
The People's Princess
The People's Princess
The People's Princess Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk. Her parents, John and Frances Spencer, were hoping for a boy to carry on the Spencer name. It took them nearly a week to come up with a name for the baby girl. Eighteen months earlier, her mother had giver birth to a baby boy, but he was so sick that he only survived for ten hours. Lady Frances, twenty three at the time, was sent to many specialists to find out the reason why she could not have a little
Stephen King's The Stand Summary
Stephen King's The Stand Summary
Stephen King's The Stand: Summary Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes ver
This being the day of the great downsize many managers are hurrying to
This being the day of the great downsize many managers are hurrying to
This being the day of the great downsize many managers are hurrying to make the cut's and in doing so closely examining their Employee-Assistance Programs for effectiveness. What are they? How do they help? How do they work? Are they worth the hassle? What are they? By definition employee-assistance programs (EAP's) give a business the means for identifying employees whose job performance is negatively affected by personal problems. EAP's should arrange for structured assistance to solve those
In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter the use of Romanticism
In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter the use of Romanticism
In Hawthorne's revered novel The Scarlet Letter, the use of Romanticism plays an important role in the development of his characters. He effectively demonstrates individualism in Hester to further our understanding of the difficulties of living in Boston, the stern, joyless world of Puritan New England. It is all gloom and doom. If the sun ever shines, one could hardly notice. The entire place seems to be shrouded in black. The people of this society were stern, and of course repressive. They a
This is no fantasy This is no fallacious delusion of a sick twisted
This is no fantasy This is no fallacious delusion of a sick twisted
This is no fantasy. This is no fallacious delusion of a sick, twisted mind. This is the honest-to-God truth. I love horror novels. Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madmen as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most of my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and The Masque of the Red Death). My friends often ask me four questions: Why do you not publish some o
My Most Memorable Experience
My Most Memorable Experience
My Most Memorable Experience The beaten up old Pontiac sputtered violently as we rolled leisurely out of our driveway. With my mom in the passenger seat and my dad behind the wheel, the front of the car was up with excitement for our trip to Arizona. My brother Allan was quietly asleep next to me, and as for my sister, Jacqueline, and youngest brother J.D.; they played quietly in the car. I sat quietly behind my mother, still delirious of the situation and dreading the long exhausting trip that
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent, there w
Rich Knowledge PowerJason D
Rich Knowledge PowerJason D
Rich, Knowledge & Power.... Jason D. If I had to choose between being rich & fame, having great knowledge or power, I would choose knowledge. I would choose knowledge over the rest because if I had a lot of knowledge then it would be easier to pass exams in school, and learn things easily and quickly that would lead to a good job which would lead to rich. If i get good at that job then I may even become famous, and with all that i would have power. Choosing knowledge over the others is also bet
Satire
Satire
Satire A Modest Proposal Brian A Modest Proposal is everything that a satirical story should be. It includes sarcasm and irony as Jonathan Swift takes us through a roller coaster ride to show us how the poor are treated miserably. The narrator begins by leading us down a path. He seems sincere and thinks it is a pity how everywhere you walk in the streets of Dublin you see the poor begging people for hand outs. He is seeking a solution to help the commonwealth. He appears to be a logical, educa
Teens are facing a major unemployment rate when they come out of High
Teens are facing a major unemployment rate when they come out of High
Teens are facing a major unemployment rate when they come out of High School. This unemployment rate could be cut if students would learn and grasp knowledge of business, economy, and new technology. This course should help in grasping all those ideas. This essay will start this process of learning by setting goals and showing how they can be met. The real world is tuff and unpredictable. With this course, preparing for the real world will be much easier. Signing up for Enterprise and Innovatio
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ju
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ju
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Jurassic Park English 11 5 December 1996 Trainspotting Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle. Set among the junkies and thugs of Edinburgh's slums and made by (director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald) that created Shallow Grave, Trainspotting caused a sensation in Britain, where it took in more money than any U.K. film except Four Weddings and a Funeral and ignited strong con
Experiences and Writings
Experiences and Writings
Experiences and Writings English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 1 English 4th Hour October 25, 2002 Experiences and Writings What I like best is a book that’s funny once in a while... What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.  Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye Jerome David Salinger came into this worl
Eccentricity
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
Unknown Girl in the Maternity Ward
Unknown Girl in the Maternity Ward
“Unknown Girl in the Maternity Ward” English 1302 December 3, 2003 The bond between a mother and her child is one that cannot be severed. From the moment that the child is conceived, and the mother begins to carry the baby, there is a special bond. During the course of nine months which the mother carries the child in her womb, the child is completely dependent on her. There is nothing that anyone can say or do that can take this away. In Anne Sexton’s, “Unknown Girl in the Maternity Ward”, Sext
Coming to America
Coming to America
Coming to America My life in Haiti was very hard, as you may know it is a thirdworld country. The school system in Haiti is very different from here, teachers have the right to beat you whenever they feel like it. There is a lot more to study and memorize. A day in school will consist from 7 am to 3 pm in the afternoon. The walk to school is about a hour long. Also, waiting for a taxi cab is a hassle because there is no such thing as a school bus. The kids in America are very fortunate to have
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
The Heiress
The Heiress
The Heiress Theater Hist./Lit. The Heiress, a tragic drama by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, is set in Victorian America, in the middle of an unchanging room, with several characters, and over a relatively small period of time. This makes The Heiress an example of a “well made play.” Each character has a special piece of the play that sets them apart, whether it is class, profession, wealth, or beauty. Dr. Austin Sloper is a doctor and practices his medicine with grave seriousness. He is demanding of
Slavery
Slavery
Slavery ************** We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery *************** Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is
Game Over
Game Over
Game Over As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent
Ecclesiastes is written from the point of view of a man looking back o
Ecclesiastes is written from the point of view of a man looking back o
Ecclesiastes is written from the point of view of a man looking back on life in order to discover its meaning. It is classified as Wisdom Literature, but also belongs to, and is the exclusive member of a special category of philosophical context (Unger 1069). It contains a negative view of wisdom and illustrates the vanity (emptiness and futility) of all that is under the sun to natural man. It is, for the most part, accepted as being written around 940 BCE. I will attempt to interpret these p
In David Hume's seminal epistemological work Section II in An
In David Hume's seminal epistemological work Section II in An
In David Hume's seminal epistemological work, Section II (in An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding), Of the Origin of Ideas, wherein David Hume outlines, with uncommon sharpness and uncanny skill, not only what he believed to be the true origin of what we call ideas, but the way we formulate them. According to Hume, little thought is truly a priori or innate. He believed that thoughts originate from impressions, or actual sensual experience, that they are simply weak echoes of these i
While divorce is quite rampant these days the court system can never p
While divorce is quite rampant these days the court system can never p
While divorce is quite rampant these days, the court system can never provide for or repair the emotional well being for the issues kids will deal with for the rest of their life. The bitterness in the divorce, and the relationship the two parents have thereafter is of great concern when a marriage does fail. While children may adjust to living separately with each parent, they will always compare themselves to other children with two parents. This is quite a normal reaction, but one that must
Shakespeare's Imagery
Shakespeare's Imagery
Shakespeare's Imagery Shakespeare's powerful imagery has never been more apparent than in Macbeth. He begins the play with a startling image of three witches chanting in a furious thunderstorm, Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air (1.1.10- 11). The eerie chanting creates a dark, mysterious tone that leaves the reader feeling uncomfortable and expecting odd and evil things to happen. Later, when Macbeth and Banquo come across the three weird sisters, the underly
Stars in the sky were formed billions of years ago by an enormous cele
Stars in the sky were formed billions of years ago by an enormous cele
Stars in the sky were formed billions of years ago by an enormous celestial event, but four of them were formed on earth in the poor, little town of Liverpool in the early 1940’s. Those stars, Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr - July 7, 1940), John Winston Lennon (October 9, 1940), James Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942), and George Harrison (February 25, 1943) formed the constellation The Beatles. Every member of the band had come from a “broken home” except for George. Though their childhood and life
The movie Seven is a different kind of movie Most movies are designed
The movie Seven is a different kind of movie Most movies are designed
The movie Seven is a different kind of movie. Most movies are designed to appeal to the senses. They are a roller coaster ride of thrill after thrill and feeling after feeling. Seven does not accomplish this by a roller coaster but forces the audience to think about what it is enjoying. You must pay a price to enjoy the heart of the movie. The aura around the title itself sends the audience into thinking about what is about to happen. The mere mention of the number seven sends chills down the s
- Imagine a large exciting place where you are surrounded with people
- Imagine a large exciting place where you are surrounded with people
- Imagine a large, exciting place where you are surrounded with people from all over the world. All you can see are towering buildings, and you feel the excitement of the people around you. But there is something wrong with this picture; it is in the middle of nowhere. It is located in a small town out in the desert: Spokane, Washington. You are part of the Expo '74 - The Spokane World's Fair. Now back to reality. Expo '74 was held in Spokane, Washington from May 4 through November 3. The theme
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic period. His life was a roller coaster of ups and downs, setting him apart from others. This roller coaster of events was greatly influenced by his fear of rejection, and an addiction to opium he was never fully aware of. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772, in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire. He was the younges of fourteen children. With elders always surrounding him he quickly became very dependent upon others,
Vitamin C
Vitamin C
Vitamin C Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, was the subject of the first controlled clinical experiment in recorded medical history. In the 1750’s, a British doctor put limes, rich in Vitamin C, in the rations of one group of sailors and then compared this group with a second group of sailors who got precisely the same rations except for the limes, which were withheld. The limeless group, after having been at sea a long time, showed the expected tendency to develop scurvy, a disease charac
Another JD Salinger
Another JD Salinger
Another JD Salinger J.D. Salinger's youth and war experiences influenced his writings. J.D. went through four different schools for education. He then went to World War II. After the war, he had a lot to say, so he wrote down his thoughts. And, he sure had some things to say. Jerome David Salinger came into this world on January 1, 1919. J.D. was short for Jerome David. Jerome David went by J.D. when he was young and he never let go of the name as he got older. J.D. was born in New York City, Ne
The Secrets of the Lusitania
The Secrets of the Lusitania
The Secrets of the Lusitania The American owner of the ill-fated Lusitania is planning to explore and hopefully salvage the liner, sunk off the south-west coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915, killing 1,198 people. The Lusitania is probably the most important shipwreck that hasn't been investigated in any detail so far, says Gregg Bemis. And although there are striking similarities between the Lusitania and the Titanic, recently the subject of a major movie, Bemis believes that the Lusitania is a muc
Working Mothers
Working Mothers
Working Mothers Many women today are facing choices that their mothers never had to face. One of these choices is whether or not to go back to work after having a child. This was practically unheard of in the 1950's. In the 1990's it is not whether the mother will or will not go back to work, rather a question of when. When did the choice become set in stone? Why do the mothers of today have to work outside the home versus working in the home, much like their mothers did. When one thinks of the
Against the Gods
Against the Gods
Against the Gods Through all the years of stocks, people never thought of defining risk with numbers. It was never about a definition, but about the feeling in your gut when you see that your risk was rising. In the world of Stocks there are two types of people; the ones who stand by risk and the ones who lean on security. The aggressive and the faint-hearted. The young man, who separated these, weak from strong, wrote an article in June 1952, to the Journal of Finance. This man, Harry Markowitz
Game Over
Game Over
Game Over As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent
Farewell To Manzanar
Farewell To Manzanar
Farewell To Manzanar In the true story Farewell to Manzanar we learn of a young girl's life as she grows up during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Along with her family and ten thousand other Japanese we see how, as a child, these conditions forced to shape and mold her life. This book does not directly place blame or hatred onto those persons or conditions which had forced her to endure hardship, but rather shows us through her eyes how these experiences have held value she has be
Slavery In America
Slavery In America
Slavery In America Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade-Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in the Caribbean, and eventually reached the southern coasts of America. The African natives were of all ages and sexes. Women usually worked in the homes cooking and cleaning, while men were sent out into the plantations to farm. Young girls would usually help in the hous
Hamlet Hamlet's Hate For His Uncle Brought On By Ghost
Hamlet Hamlet's Hate For His Uncle Brought On By Ghost
Hamlet: Hamlet's Hate For His Uncle Brought On By Ghost BY CHRIS NELSON In society today one might look back on the time of Shakespeare and say how ruthless and barbaric people were in that time, not realizing that the people of today are just as cruel and unforgiving. Shakespeare's Hamlet is a penetrating portrayal of a young man overcome with rage brought about by his uncle. This deep hate for his uncle along with his inability to forgive his mother, and the betrayal of his friends later bring
A Story of An Hour Feelings
A Story of An Hour Feelings
A Story of An Hour: Feelings In the short story “A Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, the whole range of emotions are felt by the main charter Louise Mallard. Upon learning of her husband's death she is immediately overcome by sadness. However, once she is alone she allows herself to experience her feelings of joy at the prospect of being free from “repression. She is no more able to staff off the feeling that was approaching her than trying to stop the waves from hitting the shore. Basically st
Feelings
Feelings
Feelings Feelings In the short story “A Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, the whole range of emotions are felt by the main charter Louise Mallard. Upon learning of her husband’s death she is immediately overcome by sadness. However, once she is alone she allows herself to experience her feelings of joy at the prospect of being free from “repression. She is no more able to staff off the feeling that was approaching her than trying to stop the waves from hitting the shore. Basically stated we are
The Music of Generation X
The Music of Generation X
The Music of Generation X Since the beginning of time the human beings have adored the soothing sounds of music. Music has affected the way people have behaved and dressed throughout different periods of time. Different groups have been formed based upon their preference in music. Take for an example in the music of my generation, Generation X, there are several different groups oriented by music. In Generation X punks, gangs, alternative people, ravers, hippies, and pop rockers have all been la
The Feelings Of Falling In Love
The Feelings Of Falling In Love
The Feelings Of Falling In Love The Feelings of Falling in Love What is Love? Is it attraction? Is it intimacy? Is it attachment? Love, in fact, is all of these things combined together. Love is spiritual, not physical. It is a union of souls and hearts and minds, not something you can't put under your microscope and understand! Love is an emotion combined with a series of feelings. These feelings can be immensely powerful and wonderful. Romantic love is defined to be an intense emotional state
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the Participation of Extra-Curricular Activities: Primarily Student Athletes By Lynn Bailey For LA: 401: Science, Technology, and Human Values Dr. John Richards Baker University Spring, 2004 Introduction With the recent steroid a scandal in Major League Baseball, debates over mandatory drug testing polices have sparked interest across the country. One issue that is highly controversial, but has taken a back seat in the in the debate, is
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
The Time Machine by H.G Wells utilises intertwined narratives to create a speculative fiction with differing tones and added credibility in the recount of incredible events. This novella is constructed as a framed narrative with both stories having their own narrator; The Time Traveller and an unnamed narrator. Each is a character in the other story. These stories and their narrators have a symbiotic relationship allowing the novella’s central themes of social and biological evolution of the hum
Apple Computers
Apple Computers
Apple Computers Apple Computers astonishing rise during the 1980’s had been an American business success story of epic proportions. For a company that rocketed out a garage in Los Altos Ca. to become a pioneer of the New Information Age. But the 1990’s had gotten off to a rocky start. Apple’s profits were falling under fierce competition. Its outlandish research projects were not panning out. The Mac had held a good ten year lead in technology over all other computers. After reviewing the rolle