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children literature If I had the opportunity to write my own children’s book it would definitely be a mystery. My story would take place in an enormous ancient mansion. The estate would be located deep in the mountains, surrounded on three sides with mangy old tall trees. The finger like branches would scrap across the windows at night freighting everyone and everything that lurks inside. I would have 4 main characters. They would be the great grandmother, Ellen, Erika, and Elizabeth. The three
Chronicle Of A Death Fortold It was rainy on the day of Santiago Nasar’s murder, and yet by the account of others, it was not. His death is so mingled with illusory images that everything seems mystified: much like death itself. The fact that the story is about how a death consumes the lives of the entire town as well as the victim, shows that it is concerned with death in life and asks us to evaluate our own views. Not only is the story concerned with death in life on the literary level, but th
Comaprison Of Nature Comparison of Nature Both Shelley, in Ode to the West Wind, and Wordsworth, in Intimations of Immortality, are very similar in their use of nature to describe the life and death of the human spirit. As they both describe nature these two poets use the comparison of how the Earth and all its life is the same as our own human life. I feel that Shelley uses the seasons as a way of portraying the human life during reincarnation. Wordsworth seems to concentrate more on the stages
Darkness Imagery In Macbeth Darkness Imagery in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Ambition and evil are the basic elements in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Macbeth is a tragedy which was written by Shakespeare in the Elizabethan Era. There was much use of Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland as it was necessary for creating the environments and situations in the play. Macbeth takes place mainly in Scotland and is a play about an ambitious thane, named Macbeth, and his wi
Differences Between Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass At the mention of the name Alice, one tends to usually think of the children’s stories by Lewis Carroll. Namely, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are two classic works of children’s literature that for over a century have been read by children and adults alike. These two stories tell the tale of a young girl named Alice who finds herself in peculiar surroundings, where she encounters
Dr. Seuss Theodore Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1925, with a BA in English literature. He went to Europe after to study at Oxford. He then went to Sorbonne and then to the University of Vienna. He planned on getting a doctorate in literature, but the experience was less than ideal so he returned to the United States. (LeBeau 20) In 1927 Geisel married Helen Palmer who was a classmate of his from Oxford. She was also a children’s a
Edar Allan Poe May 7, 1999 A Reflection of the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is a name even the literary illiterate know, but not many people know Edgar Allan Poe the person. When reading the works of this poetic genius many might think that he had a vivid imagination or just a morbid soul. The truth is that the works of Poe are based on his own life, the life of an orphan who suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder and who eventually became diseased by alcoholism. Und
Ernest Hemingway - An American Contemporary Jason Milford April 2000 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist, writer of short stories, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. He created a distinguished body of prose fiction, much of it based on adventurous life. He was born on July 21, 1899, the second of six children, in Oak Park, Ill., in a house built by his widowed grandfather, Ernest Hall. Oak Park was a Protestant, upper middle class suburb
EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE and REVELATION Through out the stories, “Everything that Rises Must Converge” and “Revelation” Flannery O’Connor presents a view of human judgment on others as the theme. These two excellent works of literature must be evaluated carefully so that they can be compared and contrasted. The two stories provide ground for a solid comparison. Both stories carefully executed characterizations, rising actions that provide complication and suspense, similar settings, a
Exploration Of Social Issues In Once Upon A Time Once Upon a Social Issue Fairy tales have always been told to us as children; whether to comfort or entertain us, they always seem to be a part of most everyone’s childhood. When Nadine Gordimer was asked to write a children’s story, she replied with a short story titled “Once Upon A Time”. Although the title is characteristic of a fairy tale, she leads the tale to an ending that is anything other than “…happily ever after.” Gordimer distorts the
Fabric And Jewelery In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Erin Kilkenny English Comp Lit Cathy Seigel March 7, 2000 Sir Gawain Essay In literature, insights into characters, places, and events are often communicated to the reader by symbolic references within the text. This is the case in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this Medieval romance, the colors and textures of fabrics and jewelry are used heavily by the poet not only as a descriptive tool, but also to give the reader information about
Geat Vs. Greek Beth Lewis English 288 02/28/00 Geat vs. Greek: Paternal Injunction in Beowulf and The Iliad Picture this. Inside the hall, mighty shields and glistening swords await the visitors’ arrival. Skillfully crafted armor decorations proclaim great battles and fierce hunts. The prevailing warrior ethos and his manly power are evident throughout. It is these strong patriarchal images which gave birth to two epics from two totally different cultures: The tale of Beowulf from Scandinavia an
Heroism Ms. Quinn British Literature 11 October 1999 Heroism In this age the only way to be classified as a hero is to do something charitable, or standing up for your political beliefs. Our society no longer accepts the war aspect of being a hero. If someone were to single handedly defeat an army he would be given a medal, but be upstaged on the news by the person who donated a million dollars to a special fund. This is not bad, but it has shown how society has changed sense Beowulf's times. Th
Horatio's Role In Hamlet Horatio’s role in the play Hamlet, which was written by William Shakespeare, is extremely important. In the first place, Horatio was the person who told Hamlet about the ghost. He also had the job of watching Claudius while the play was going on in order to see if he showed his guilt. Lastly, at the end of the play, Horatio had to tell everyone the truth about Hamlet. Hamlet could not do it himself because he died along with eight other characters. Hamlet would never hav
I Sell My Dreams Gabriel Marquez's poem I Sell My Dreams is a poem that demonstrates the fulfillment and security that individuals attain through a belief; the belief in question being that of superstition. A belief in superstition helps comfort a person when in a decision. Through setting, characters, diction and syntax, Marquez develops this theme while simultaneously creating a most suitable ironic tone. Time wise there are two distinct areas, the war and post war eras. During the war, Frau s
In A New England Nun In A New England Nun , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman depicts the life of the classic New England spinster. The image of a spinster is of an old maid; a woman never married waiting for a man. The woman waiting to be married is restricted in her life. She does chores and receives education to make her more desirable as a wife. This leads to the allegories used in this short story. The protagonist life paralleled both of her pets' lives, her dog Caesar's and that of her little yell
John Donne 1/01/00 English John Donne John Donne was a writer with exceptional talent and had an intense feeling about all that he wrote. In the beginning of his life he was a charming man who , was accepted by royalty because of his personality and writing ability. Having been employed by one of the queen’s highly regarded men , he worked and associated with the high class royalty. Donne’s life and job lead him to meet and eventually marry his employer’s daughter. This couple caused scandal due
Laurence Yep Presenting Laurence Yep Laurence Yep is noted for creating vivid and complex characters based on his own experiences. Yep’s most famous work is Dragonwings. It has won several awards, including the Newbery Honor for 1976, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award for 1976, and the American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Book Award for 1975 (Johnson-Feelings 353). The story starts at the turn of the century when Moon Shadow moves to America to live with
MARK TWAIN: QUACK PHILOSOPHER Mark Twain is, according to critics and readers alike, the first great American novelist (Reuben). Throughout his lifetime Twain, born Samuel Longhorn Clemens, held an eclectic mix of jobs, and, wrote a great deal about his experiences and his boyhood. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (AOTS) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (AOHF) are a pair of novels by Twain that: present the new and radical changes in the early 1800s in contrast to the old fashioned ways; mirror Tw
a modest proposal a modest proposal: An Ironic Proposal Unlike most essays, Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal is written for the reader to see through what the narrator is expressing. The narrator does not want the reader to agree that the solution to overpopulation and poverty in Ireland is to eat babies, he wants the reader to see there needs to be a practical solution. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Book Reports [Paper Title]: a modes
Censorship in Public High Schools Censorship in Public High Schools: The War For Our Children's Minds: For centuries, parents have wrestled with the question of how to raise their children with the best moral and ethical standings. Along with this question come others such as, What are the right morals? Today's parents are no different than they were in the past and the struggle continues. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Social Issues [Pap
Changes of the Catholic Church as Portrayed in the Literature during the Late Fourteenth Changes of the Catholic Church as Portrayed in the Literature during the Late Fourteenth-Century: In reading the poems Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, it is evident that the church played a major role in the lives of the English people during the Middle Ages. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Religion [Paper T
Gun Control Gun Control: The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Gun Control [Text]: The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable tha
The Lesson The Lesson: The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, portrays a group of children living in the slums of New York City around 1972. They seem to be content living in poverty in some very unsanitary conditions -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: English [Paper Title]: The Lesson [Text]: The Lesson The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, portrays a group of children living in the slums of New York City around 1972. They seem to be content living i
Odyssey Odyssey: Odysseus was a virtuous but flawed heroic leader. He was a man of bravery and wisdom. The bravery that Odysseus possessed wasn’t always a good virtue to have. Odysseus’ virtues were tested in many adventures that showed his weaknesses and strengths. One of his flaws is that Odysseus has a tendency to be a little bit boastful at times which got him and his crew into more dilemma. Overall, Odysseus has more strengths than he has weaknesses. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Passage from Hamlet Passage from Hamlet: Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: English [Paper Title]: Passage from Hamlet [Text]: Formal Critical Analysis of a Passa
Summer Reading Summer Reading: Picture this, you're at home, a week after school lets out for the summer. You work a steady 5 days a week, and its summer, so you want to relax. You grab for the remote just as you're parents come home, and lug in the 4 hefty books required for the next school year. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Miscellaneous [Paper Title]: Summer Reading [Text]: Picture this, you're at home, a week after school lets out f
Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The Woman Question: It was common for women writers to address the so-called woman question in their works during the 19th and 20th centuries. This is true of one of the well-known authors, Virginia Woolf, whose life spanned from the end of the Victorian to the start of the modern era. She was born in 1882 to Leslie Stephen, a man of prominence during the Victorian era, and she was primarily self-educated in his vast library. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we find between Akhenaten What kinds of similar or differing meanings can we find between Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun” and Hebrew literature (e.g. Psalms)?: Akhenaten’s “Hymn to the Sun” relates to the creation of man and the earth, the blessings he bestows on them, and his mercy on the people. These three elements are a few of the characteristics that represent the essence of a relationship between God and man. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
women and pornography women and pornography: While there are many women who oppose pornography because they think it degrades and demeans women, I believe that there are many women who approve of pornography due to the many positive benefits it has for them such as providing sexual curiosity opportunities and improving couples sexual relationships. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: women and pornography [Text]: A
Ernest Hemingway2 Ernest Hemmingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and ce
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Tom Kelly You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of “ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain't no matter. that book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There were things which he streched, but mainly he told the truth. That ain' nothing. I never seen anybody but lied, one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybr Mary. Aunt Polly-Tom's Aunt Polly,
william shakespeare the life story William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakesp
Sir John Falstaffs Influence On Prince Hal In I Henry Iv Sir John Falstaff's Influence on Prince Hal in I Henry IV In Shakespearean histories, there is always one individual who influences the major character and considerably advances the plot. In I Henry IV by William Shakespeare, Falstaff is such a character. Sir John Falstaff is perhaps the most complex comic character ever invented. He carries a dignified presence in the mind's eye; and in him, we recognize our internal admiration and jealou
Shakespeares World Shakespeare's World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind was it's generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lendin
charles dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
Ian Funderburk Mr. Wylie English 102 Thursday, July 10, 2003 The Fall of a King and his Kingdom in Percy Shelley's Ozymandias Ozymandias expresses to us that possessions do not mean immortality. Percy Shelley uses lots of imagery and irony to get his point across throughout the poem. In drawing these vivid and ironic pictures in our minds, Shelley explains that no one lives forever, and neither do their possessions. Shelley expresses this poem's moral through a vivid and ironic picture: On t
Terry DuVall English 102-53 Mrs. Hammel February 10, 2004 Progress in Dementia The death of Miss Emily Grierson, is from Dementia. Everybody in the community has to come visit her at death, the men, through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one, save and old manservant - a combined gardener and cook - had seen in at least ten years (622). In A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner traces Miss Emily's
Daniel Roman Second year History-English James Joyce James Joyce was born in Dublin, son of a talented but feckless father who is accurately described by Stephen Dedalus in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The elder Joyce drifted steadily down the financial and sociale scale, his family moving from house to house, each one less genteel and more shary than the previous. James Joyce's whole education was Catholic. From a comparatively early age Joyce regarded himself as a rebel against
Chris Elliott Professor Thomas Eng 102 24 March 2003 Research Paper After reading short stories such as Barn Burning, The Things They Carried, and I Stand Here Ironing, these works made me wonder what the authors were thinking when they wrote these short stories. The short summary before each story do tell some facts about the author, which gives the reader an explanation for where the author is coming from when he or she writes the short story. However, these short biographies left me wa
Ali Conwell Mrs. Unger Honors English 11 1 June 2003 Comparing and Contrasting Symbols in Of Mice and Men and The Glass Menagerie There are many symbols in the works of literature: Of Mice and Men and The Glass Menagerie. Many of these symbols have similar meanings, which makes the themes of both of these stories very comparable. Both have to do with The American Dream and how hard it is to achieve. There are characters in both stories that have cognate personalities and play similar roles. T
Eric Reiter English 101 Hayes Lars Eigner Lar Eighner is a peculiar writer and sources of information for him were not where I expected them to be. The biggest resource for this Eighner biography came from the Texas Homeless Network's website. The THN gave me the nuts and bolts about his life. On November 25, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Lars Eighner was born. He spent his early life surrounded by literature influences. He was permitted to attend a three-week workshop on creative writing by G
IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER? By Cormac Ó Gráda Paper presented at the Money, Macro, and Finance Group 2001 Conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 5-7 September 2001. My thanks to Frank Barry, Joe Durkan, John Sheehan, and Kevin O'Rourke for comments and advice. IS THE CELTIC TIGER A PAPER TIGER? Cormac Ó Gráda Last year Ireland's GDP grew faster than anywhere else in the world. In 2001 Ireland remains at the top of the OECD growth league (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2001: 10- 11; OECD,
Richard Crawford English IV February 1, 2004 Raleigh's Views of Life Sir Walter Raleigh has shown himself to be one of the greatest figures of a very great age in literature. Raleigh lived a life of luxury and more or less represented himself as an arrogant man. During Raleigh's lifetime, he never thought of himself as a writer. Only about thirty-five of his poems have actually survived in fragments because of the passing of time. The worst part of Raleigh 's poems, is that they exist only in b
Kyle Golombos Mr. Wilson September 28, 2003 World History ELIZABETH I [pic] This report will show that Elizabeth 1 was one of England's most significant and influential rulers by discussing her accomplishments and the effect she had on England and its people. Elizabeth was born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, on September 7, 1533. Henry and Anne were England's king and queen at the time. Elizabeth was third in line as heir to the throne, behind King Henry's other children, E
Nate Thomsen Period 3 English McCulloch Hemingway's Lost Generation The hardship and poverty caused as a result of the war sent many poets, artists, and writers searching for new standards throughout the roaring twenties. Post World War I, countless intellectual Americans rejecting materialism, American values, and seeking a bohemian lifestyle, fled to France congregating within Paris(Essortment). Among these intellectuals was perhaps one of the most preeminent writers of the era, Ernest H
12 English End Semester III Joaquin Good Morning Miss Ashwood and class My name is Joaquin Antonio Morales, but if you are to address me you may call me Dr. Morales or.. no that will do. Now I understand that you have all arrived here today to hear my words, so if you could do so now please refrain from chatting during the course of this speech. To my recollection you have all been reading and completed the novel triage, a fine piece of literature if I say so myself and I applaud Scott Anderson
RUNNING HEAD: JEAN PIAGET Jean Piaget: One of the Most Famous Theorists of Cognitive Development Campbellsville University SED 502 Robin Ellery 7/19/04 Jean Piaget: One of the Most Famous Theorists of Cognitive Development Introduction You just had a baby and you think the things it does are so amazing, and your baby is the only one that can do that. Then you talk to other new parents, and their babies are doing almost the same things as yours; some a little more, some a little less. Now your b
Joe Schuck 4/10/04 Composition 2 Professor Fenizig Theme for English B by Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was an African American poet and author who joined other black artists to break literary barriers during the civil rights movement. The poem entitled Theme for English B was written thirty years or so after the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, but still embodies why the Renaissance had originated in the first place. I believe this poem reflected on Hughes' life in general, but more import
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, March 1999 v5 i1 p13(1) Children in-between: constructing identities in the bicultural family. Michael P. Anderson. Author's Abstract: COPYRIGHT 1999 Royal Anthropological Institute While transnational movement and migrancy are not new fields of inquiry for anthropology, the experiences of children from inter-cultural marriage, as a part of these processes, have rarely been discussed. In this context, competing cultural ideas of childhood and chil