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Schindler’s List Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg is a world-renowned film based on the drama of the World War 2 Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. War profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the German forces. But after witnessing the violent demise of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realize the immense evil of the Nazis. The film Schindler’s List w
The Odyssey Friday, September 29, 2000 English 10 How can one learn about a society which has long ceased to exist? How can one learn about the things that were important to them once their bodies have been interred for centuries? The bodies have long since been part of the earth, yet the voices of many of the ancients still waif clearly through time throughout the art, the music, and the literature they left as their legacy. A mans lifestyle, beliefs and habits as revealed in their art mirror t
A Biography of Thomas B. Macaulay Thomas Babington Macaulay,was an English historian, essayist, and statesman born on .Oct. 25, 1800, and died on. Dec. 28, 1859, , Macaulay founded the Whig school of history. His parents were devout evangelicals who were active in the fight to abolish slavery; when Macaulay entered Parliament in 1830 he became a noted orator for the causes of reform and toleration. Macaulay argued vigorously for ending restrictions on Jews, and he made eloquent and forceful spee
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
The Renaissance Era Historical Events 1500 – 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations – 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded – 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai – 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe – 1550’s. M : William Shakespeare is born – 1564. PH : Elizabeth I begins her reign as Queen of England – 1588. ST : The First toilet is invented – 1589. LT: Sir Walter Raleigh born - 1552 PH : Pol
Alfred Bernhard Nobel Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on Oct. 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, and was the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. Immanuel was an inventor and engineer who had married Caroline Andrietta Ahlsell in 1827. The couple had eight children, of whom only Alfred and three brothers reached adulthood. Alfred was prone to illness as a child, but he enjoyed a close relationship with his mother and displayed a lively intellectual curiosity from an early age. He was intereste
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
A History of the English Church and People Conversion of Edward of N. Umbria. Instructed in Christianity. Debate whether or not worship of Christianity is better than pagan. Burned temple down. Sparrow=how we spend life on earth, banquet hall before after is unknown=pagan religion Las Siete Partidas: Castilian Law Code Jewish life in Spanish kingdom of Castile in reign of Alfonso the Wise. A learned ruler interested in history, science, and the law. Conduct around Christians. Segregation with pr
International Relations The study of international relations has been a contested ground for many decades. A specific indication of this would be explaining or understanding the nature or knowledge of the world. Many theorists from different schools of thought since the 1930’s have debated the contributions made among themselves. The main terminology here initially is the epistemology or ontology of the research among international relations theorists, much confined within the boundaries of soci
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
Media coverage of football hooliganism Football hooliganism can be seen as something of an easy target' for the media. With journalists present at every match across the country, the chances of a story being missed are slim. TV cameras also mean that disturbances within stadiums are caught on video. Since the 1960s, in fact, journalists have been sent to football matches to report on crowd behaviour, rather than just the game 1. The British tabloid press in particular have an enthusiastic' appro
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
George Orwell George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in England during World War II, a time when the Totalitarianism State, Nazi Germany, was at war with England and destroyed the city of London. (DISC) I know that building' said Winston finally. It's a ruin now. It's in the middle of the street outside the Palace of Justice. 'That's right. Outside the Law Courts. It was bombed in-oh many years ago.' (Orwell 83). The
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 Shakespeare was a well known and respected
by Derek Choi Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is on
Review Of Shakespear's The Tempest Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as �immortal classics�? Indeed Shakespeare�s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for f
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life. M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emotion to write such p
Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first published in 1959. It is a novel about a group of kids who were traveling in a plane that crashed on a desert island. It is an adventure story. William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother worked in the suffragette movement. Golding complied with his parents' wishes and studied science from his grammar school days through his second year at college. However,
In The middle of the Eleventh Century The tranquillity of the eastern Mediterranean seemed assured for many years to come, but little did the people know what was ahead . This, thus embark us on a journey back into the First Crusade. In this paper I will be discussing the events that lead up to the first in a long line of crusades. I will also be mentioning the lives of some of the crusaders through letters that they wrote. The crusades were a time of confusion for most people, yet today we loo
On Beowulf Beowulf was the first great English literary masterpiece. In this epic story, Grendel, the monster, is portrayed as a being that was representative of pure evil who possessed an animal cunning for killing, and, at the same time, was a creature tragic enough to be pitied. Additionally, he possessed a childlike innocence and a very simplistic way of viewing his surroundings and his actions. Grendel was one of two horrible monsters that lived below the sea near the land of the Scylding
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
: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on Nov. 30, 1874. His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, who descended directly from the 1st duke of Marlborough, of whom Winston was to write a biography. His mother was Jennie Jerosme, an American.Churchill's childhood was unhappy. He spent most of his time at school, something he didn't really love. His teachers caracterized him as bright, but stubborn and obstinate. He loved to read history and poetry, however, and was fasc
Methodology Throughout this study, consisting college usa 1997 spring term, we met with several employees of a really big firm to discuss our main objectives. Secondary research which included library periodicals and Internet web sites focusing on college students and observations about them. In addition, primary data was collected from college usa students which accounted for a wide variety of majors, interests and backgrounds. Primary research included two surveys of students media interests a
The Cracked Mirror: The Minor Characters It is reasonable to wonder what Shakespeare had in mind while writing Hamlet. After all, Shakespeare wasn't a philosopher or historian, or even a literary critic. He was a playwright. He didn't leave us critical essays examining his work. It is left to us to examine his work and decide for ourselves, if we care to, what Shakespeare was thinking. Did he know that he was writing a drama of deep psychological significance, a play which would eventually be vi
INTRODUCTION Many adults who graduate from high school immediately enter careers that do not require a college degree. Indeed, the majority of the adult population of the United States of America does not have college degrees. And the lack of degree is not a stigma. Vocations usually do not require degrees. Certainly the many trade vocations in the building industry do not require college degrees, but instead either vocational training, on-the-job training, and combinations of both. The same ap
lord of the flies Literature: Book Report #3 1. The title of my novel is Lord of The Flies. It is written by a well known author William Golding. This book is a classic. The book’s copyright year was 1954. It was published by The Putnam Publishing group. Its is therefore considered a Perigee book. 2. This story takes place on an island in an ocean. It is never mentioned where it is located in the real world. The island is tropical and shaped like a boat. At the low end are the jungle and the orc
Life and Works of George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four March 30, 1997 In his short life, George Orwell managed to author several works which would inspire debate across the political spectrum for years to come due to his extreme views on Totalitarianism as exemplified in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is now regarded as one of the finest essayists in Modern English literature because of his inspired common sense and a power of steady thought. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal on
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is about a group of stranded boys who must try to survive on a deserted island. The novel itself is an outstanding work of literature and extremely entertaining. But lurking just underneath the surface of this story, lies a different story. One that not only deals with the boys struggle to survive, but with civilization's and the mind's struggle as well. The theme of William Golding's novel is the fact that evil is innate in all people, that it is not somethin
The Rise and Down Fall of Major Beliefs Puritanism is a branch off of the Church of England. The Puritans wanted to purify the church so they came to America and developed and new type of religion that is a little different from the English. Deism is not a religion and needs a lot of thinking to understand. Thomas Paine explained how Deism was better than Puritanism in his pamphlets of “Common Sense”. During the Enlightenment period Thomas Paine wrote 16 pamphlets and these pamphlets discussed
It would be obvious to say that society changes over the years. Yet as the years grow farther apart we tend to forget how those before us lived their lives. These historic ways of life are thankfully preserved in literary works put down and documented centuries before us. The goal of this paper is to examine the extinct life style of chivalry and show how it relates to William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Specifically The final act and scene. As I began researching chivalry I found that there was
Many people have heard the name Joan of Arc, but have never known what she did and what happened to her. Joan of Arc was bold, fearless and powerful. During her short lifetime Joan helped many people and got a death sentence in return. I'm going to tell her story in my report. Joan of Arc was born in Doremy, in the Duchy of Loraine, which we now know as France. She was born a peasant and was taught things like sewing, hoeing, and shepherding. In 1428 she went to live in a Castle in Vancouleurs.
. . .first ask the parents of these mortals whether they would not at this day think it a great happiness to have been sold for food at a year old in the manner I prescribe, and thereby have avoided such a perpetual scene of misfortunes as they have since gone through by the oppression of landlords, the impossibility of paying rent without money or trade, the want of common sustenance, with neither house nor clothes to cover them from the inclemencies of weather, and the most inevitable prospec
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the short story format in both The Black Cat
Summer Campbell Writing Sample English Literature AP Grade 12 Writing Sample- The Odyssey The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homer’s epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly ad
The Real McCARTHY Cormac McCarthy, the author of many American styled novels such as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Crossing, writes very good stories that appeal to the senses and the soul. He doesn’t have famous writing heroes that give him an inspiration to write, nor give him ideas of what to write. Because of this lack of models, McCarthy has some characteristics of other famous American authors, but for the most part he uses a unique style of writing that is shown in a
It is reasonable to wonder what Shakespeare had in mind while writing Hamlet. After all, Shakespeare wasn't a philosopher or historian, or even a literary critic. He was a playwright. He didn't leave us critical essays examining his work. It is left to us to examine his work and decide for ourselves, if we care to, what Shakespeare was thinking. Did he know that he was writing a drama of deep psychological significance, a play which would eventually be viewed and read the world over, produced m
Freedom of What? The denotative meaning of censorship is the examination of books, letters, movies, etc. and the removal of anything thought not right for the people to see or hear. In other words, censorship takes away the right of the individual to decide what is appropriate for them to see or hear. What might offend one person may not offend another person, and it is unjust to prohibit someone from reading or seeing “inappropriate” material based on the opinion of someone else. Censorship oc
Bede the Venerable Bede the Venerable was a very important figure in history. He made many significant contributions to the English language. Bede was born in Northumbria England in 673. When he was a young boy at age 7 his relatives sent him to the new monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow. Bede was a very bright student. The canon law had forbid men under the age of 25 being ordained as beacons, but Bede showed outstanding learning and holiness and was ordained at age 19 (Thompson, 11). Later in 1703
William Blake is one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. Some critics have discussed the notion that William Blake was insane or crazy. One critic of his poetry said this about Blake: AThere is no doubt this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man that interests me more than the Sanity of Lord Byron & Walter Scott!@ (Wordsworth 13:163). While many may question his sanity, William Blake became one of the most influential poets of his time and time yet to come. D
Thesis: Dystopia in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World It's hard to imagine yet somehow so extremely close to us is the possibility of a world of ideal perfection where there is no room or acceptance of individuality. Yet, as we strive towards the growth of technology and improvement of our daily living we come closer to closing the gap between the freedom of emotions, self understanding, and of speech and the devastation of a dystopia. A utopia, or perfect world, gone awry is displayed in Aldous
Hamlet's tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed in critical circumstances to deal successfully with those circumstances. In some ways, Hamlet reminds us of Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Hamlet and Brutus are both good men who live in trying times; both are intellectual, even philosophical; both men want to do the right thing; both men intellectualize over what the right thing is; neither man yields to passion. But here the comparison ends, for though both Brutus
Sid Vicious In May 1957, a baby was born to Anne Randall and John Ritchie, who was named John Simon Ritchie. He brought great joy to his mother, but not to his father who ended up leaving John and his mom when John was only 2 months old. Because of events like this he grew up to be who he was, Sid Vicious. Sid led an unconventional life that will forever be remembered. Sid Vicious, the bassist for the Sex Pistols and singer for The Vicious White Kids, was an epitome of punk rock. John grew
What ultimately lasts in writing is anything with aesthetics. T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf agree that there are aesthetic values in writings. They have similar backgrounds regarding knowledge in English literary tradition that they are able to draw from, but their definitions of aesthetics seem to collide head on which creates the problem among these two writers. T.S Eliot has a firm view on aesthetic values. He relies heavily on the father tongues of Greek and Latin that was known by those wh
Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on Nosvember 30, 1874. His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, who descended directly from the 1st duke of Marlborough, of whom Winston was to write a biography. His mother was Jennie Jerosme, an American. His inspirational life brings hope and guidance, he was a martyr for democracy in a time when Europe was in shambles, Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is the person of the century. Churchill's childhood was f
During the late 1800’s, two great revolutions occurred, the American Revolution and the French Revolution. These two historical events happened at the same time, but had a great number differences and very little similarity. When French Revolution occurred, it turned into a very violent and bloody event, while the American Revolution was almost nonviolent, aside from the war. In 1774, King Louis XVI made a decision that could have prevented the French Revolution by breathing new life into the F
Comparison and Contrast of Two Sermons, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and A Message from Hell The major components of an impressive and inspiring exhortation are found in sermons written by both the famous preacher Jonathan Edwards and a local pastor Ed Andrews. These factors assist the audience in deciding their destiny, whether to repent their sins and reform their previous habits or to change or to continue living a purposeless life. Between Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Although many of the authors that we have studied this semester saw fit to express what they considered the Modern artist's relationship to tradition should be, two authors stand out because they explicitly say what they felt it was. These two authors Are T.S. Elliot in Tradition and the Individual Talent, and Alain Locke in The New Negro. Elliot and Locke use different definitions of the word tradition and address a different group of people in their particular works. Elliot uses the wor