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In this paper I will discuss Puerto Rico and all of its aspects. It will include the geography, history, economy, government, and basic cultural details of Puerto Rico. I will also include any interesting or important facts about this most wonderful country. Puerto Rico is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, and is very close to the Dominican Republic, and the Carribean Sea.. It is a largely mountainous place, with over 60% of the terrain being mountains. However, there is great variety in
The Hittites So who exactly are the Hittites you ask? A group of people in the ancient Middle East obviously, but who are they? Who did they worship, and how did they get their food? The answers to the questions were untold until recently when the Hittites were finally recognized as one of the Great Powers of the Middle East much like the Egyptains or the Assyrians at the time. This established group of people created a kingdom in what we now know as Turkey and Syria. This big area of land was
History's revolutions have taken on a distinct shape. Crane Brinton points out this particular pattern inherent to national revolutions in his book Anatomy of a Revolution. Brinton uses a wheel to describe the common cycle that most revolutions share. Brinton claims that the starting block of most revolutions is the societal problems brought forth by the Old Regime. Brinton continues his cycle with the isolated and spontaneous events of dissatisfaction that mark the overthrow of that Old Reg
BILINGUAL EDUCATION The word bilingual means the ability to speak or write two languages equally well. Thus, a system of bilingual education aims to make non-native speaking students maintain good linguistic abilities in both their native language and their second language. Bilingual education, mainly targeted either for students in the upper social economic group as in Egypt, or for immigrants as in the United States, allows these students to have good job opportunities. Yet, it lacks the ab
Scott Rawls Mr. Sam Worley English 2013 February 21, 1999 First Assignment Samuel Langhorne Clemens, writing under the pen name Mark Twain, in his own unique style, has created two master pictures of life on and along the Mississippi river that will forever stand out in American Literature; Adventures of Huckleberry Finnand The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Although each novel focuses on the namesake leading characters, Tom and Huck appear together in both novels as friends. Through the two leading
Wright’s Black Boy and Cather’s My Ántonia: Enlightening Tales of Literature According to critic Louise Rosenblatt, literature “enlarges our knowledge of the world and our ability to sympathize with others.” In other words, what we read in various works of literature increase our understanding of what happens during different times in varied parts of the world. They also help us to understand, and show compassion for many of the hardships people have suffered throughout history. Black Boy, by R
Description of Occupation/Work Performed An Elementary School teacher teaches kindergarten and elementary school student's academic, social, and physical skills. They plan age appropriate activities including many hands-on exercises. A teacher will prepare lessons, assign homework, evaluate student performance, and maintain classroom discipline. She or he can use games, music, artwork, films, computers, and other technology to teach children basic skills. All teachers grade papers, prepare repo
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5,1856 in Franklin County, Virginia. Washington gained an early appreciation for the values of family and education. Booker had been blessed with an intact family, with one exception of having a white father who never contributed to his life and whose identity Washington never acknowledged. From the lifelong inspiration of his mother, Jane, Booker learned lasting lessons of courage, perseverance, resourcefulness, and postive concepts, which influen
This article reports the findings of a study with university foreign language students, which employed ethnographic interview techniques as a pedagogical tool to promote positive attitudes toward speakers of the language studied. Informed by the theory of culture as process, the National Language Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University trained elementary-level Spanish students to conduct ethnographic interviews in preparation for a cross-cultural project that was integrated into the
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born to Arthur and Mabel Tolkien on a Sunday morning in 1892. To be exact the date was January 3, 1892. When he was only about 6 he lived in South Africa. A few months later he was kidnapped and was later found with a tribe of natives and had learned their culture. When he was claimed by his parents they died a few weeks later and he moved to Birmingham, England. He was raised by a priest. He was versed in many languages. The languages he could speak, read or write
Light and Dark Imagery in Romeo and Juliet Light and dark imagery manifests in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare repeats various light and dark images, such as the contrast of night and day birds, and death and life. There is light and dark imagery present throughout the famous balcony scene. Misfortune and calamity from the love they share is truly a plague on both their houses. At the start of the play, Montague connects Romeo with darkness and night. Montague says, Many a mornin
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798
The Middle Ages In the first half of the 5th century the Anglo Saxons invaded the island of Britain. These Anglo-Saxon invaders were actually made up of three tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. These tribes were of Germanic descent, and they were closely allied with one another, and many either tribes that would soon overrun much of the Roman Empire. The way that this culture worked was they had many different kings that co-existed in a common culture. These kings who were in a commo
The Problem of Language in All Quiet on the Western Front German Literature For it is no easy undertaking, I say, to describe the bottom of the Universe; nor is it for tongues that only babble child's play. (The Inferno, XXXII, 7-9.) Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque's protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent Romantic t
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II American Literature Gioielli 1 Rob Gioielli Mrs. McFarlan Senior English 6 Dec. 1994 Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. ÐJohn Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hir
Roald Dahl September 13, 1916, was the day Harald and Sofie Dahl, two Norwegian immigrants living in Wales, had their first son, a boy they named Roald. Even before birth Roald was supposed to be endowed with great sense of beauty, courtesy of his father. Harald Dahl, a thriving ship broker in Cardiff, possessed a great aesthetic sense; wishing to instill this in his children, Harald encouraged his wife to go for long walks along the most beautiful trails in the Welsh countryside, hoping the mag
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir
WEB DuBois's Affects on Literature and People English IV 1 December 1998 In his work The Souls of Black Folk, WEB DuBois had described the life and problems that blacks in America was not easy. DuBois had a very different plan in the struggle for black equality and the struggle for the abolishment of racism than other people that wanted a separate black nation and others that just wanted the blacks to stay submissive. DuBois only wanted blacks to work hard to become active parts of American so
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have sug
Nevil Shute Poucher 1 Zach Poucher Jowers English Literature 30 March 1998 Nevil “Shute” Norway was born on January 17,1899 as the son of Arthur Hamilton Norway, a writer of travel books, in Ealing, Middlesex, England (Locker 396). Nevil Norway spent his early years during the early parts of the Sinn Fein Rebellion, where he helped served with the Red Cross. He later served as a soldier in France during World War I. After the war’s end in 1918, he returned home and went to Oxford to finish his s
Summoned By A Country: One Man Stood Strong Nick Wilkerson Mrs. Beverly Zieres British Literature and Composition No other man has anymore history in the making of a nation than George Washington. Washington, known as the father of this nation, was a fighter and a leader whose accomplishments led to the creation of this great nation. No matter what part of history is found, Washington holds his reputation. Edward Channing states it perfectly: “Of all men in history, not one so answers our expect
Anglo-Saxon Literature: Mirror of the Times Nick Spangler Eng. 12p, Mr. Pisenti 9-9-98 During the times of the Celts, there were two groups of “war-smiths” who traveled up and down the coast of the Baltic sea. These two groups were the Angles and the Saxons or the Anglo-Saxons, some belonged to smaller tribes, such as the Jutes. These two groups of people were deep-sea fisherman and farmers. They gradually set up camps up and down the coast of England, possibly seeking richer soil than what was
The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Mike Webb Mrs. Burns English 12 Acc. 12/5/98 When it is stated that Robert Louis Stevenson lived one of the hardest, most painful, yet most rewarding lives of a Victorian writer, the fact is accepted as common knowledge. Most critics and historians agree that his romantic adventure novels will never be surpassed. Stevenson, who some say is the greatest storyteller of the nineteenth century, overcame unbelievable health problems throughout his life to
Character Analysis of Medea Tim Oleksiak 13 October 1998 ENGLISH 253 Medea was a devotee of the goddess Hecate, and one of the great sorceresses of the ancient world. She was the daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, and the granddaughter of Helios, the sun god. King Aeetes’ most valuable possession was a golden ram’s fleece. When Jason and the crew of the Argo arrived at Colchis seeking the Golden Fleece, Aeetes was unwilling to relinquish it and set Jason a series of seemingly impossible tasks a
The Scarlet Letter: Reference to Mirrors Darci Ford Mrs. Horton English III-AP Monday, January 18, 1999 Nathaniel Hawthorne has a sufficient reason for repeatedly making reference to mirrors throughout his refined novel, The Scarlet Letter. The use of mirrors in the story serve a beneficial purpose of giving the reader a window to the character’s soul. The truth is always portrayed in the author’s mirrors; thus, his introspective devices will continuously point out the flaws to whom gazes in it.
THE NATURE OF POETRY Poetry is one of the most ancient and widespread of the arts. Originally fused with music in song, poetry gained independent existence in ancient times-in the Western world, as early as the classical era (6th century to 4th century BC). Where poetry exists apart from music, it has substituted the lost musical rhythms with its own purely linguistic ones. It is this rhythmic use of language that most easily distinguishes poetry from imaginative prose, the other great division
Conflict in Eudora Welty's A Worn Path English In Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path the conflict was not apparent at the very beginning. What was a poor, elderly sick woman doing gallivanting in the forest during the dead of winter? The reason became clear towards the conclusion of the story as the action revealed that the conflict was obtaining the necessary medicine for her grandson. When this conflict became obvious, another question came to mind. What kind of society did this woman live in that
The Importance of Gender Conflicts Literature to Society Past and Present ENGL 1302 Professor Bonin by Mary Finch Gender conflict arises when one set or another defies social norn through thought or actions. Society is constantly changing, some would say evolving, and gender roles are constantly being redefined. Female have traditionally been subservient to males women throughout the passage of time have found themselves fighting our male dominated society in order to gain their rights and remed
Reluctance to Accept Society Giaudrone 1 Lindsey Giaudrone Mrs. Dobrino English 131 28 April 1998 In A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner describes his central character, Emily Grierson, as a fallen monument (Faulkner 52). Emily was raised in the midst of the wealth and prominence of the southern aristocracy. She was taught to conform to all social expectations and moral standards. Ultimately she violated all principles set by society by murdering Homer Barron and gruesomely sleeping beside his
Macbeth's Downfall or The Downfall of Macbeth The Mack English Literature Period 2 One of the most hotly debated questions in English literature is: What was the primary cause of Macbeth's downfall? In my view, the primary cause of Macbeth's downfall was his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth caused Macbeth's downfall by her own ambition to be the queen of Scotland and by her constant belittling of her husband. The main reason for Macbeth's downfall was Lady Macbeth's ambition to be Queen of Scotl
Gothic Elements in Edgar Allen Poe's Writing Edgar Allan Poe was perhaps one of the most widely read and influential writers in America’s narrative history. He was born in Boston in 1809 to a family of traveling actors. His name at birth was simply Edgar Poe, but after the early death of both of his parents, he was taken in by the Allans. Thus he obtained the adopted name of Allan which he used as a middle name. “From June 1815 until July 1820 Edgar was in England with the Allans, and from Febru
A HOLD IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Table of Contents Introduction. p. 3 The Czech economy p. 3 Euronova p. 4 Brief profile of Euronova's retail store chains p. 5 The Marketing Concept p. 6 Conclusion p. 8 Appendix I: Division of FDI in the Czech Republic p. 10 References p. 11 Introduction Royal Ahold N.V. is one of the biggest players on the food and beverage retail markets as it owns or franchises about 3,200 supermarkets, hypermarkets, and discount stores in 17 countries. Royal Ahold (hereafter ref
REINTRODUCTION OF WOLVES INTO YELLOWSTONE Scott Webber Mr. Owens English 102 Project Proposal In the recent past, the conservation of many types of animals has been generally supported. The general public, especially when not directly affected by the issue, tends to agree that animal species need to be preserved if they are in danger of extinction. In contrast, however, the story of the wolves and Yellowstone Park is a tale of heated controversy. Although there are several organizations and indi
Same-Sex Marriage You Yu Yeh 4-16-99 English 1B Professor Runyan Essay#2 ¡§Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. It is an association that promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects¡¨, from U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Douglas 1965. Should the definition of family include gay and lesbian partnerships? A surprising decision of a
Some Comments on Justice and Order Randy Heiss 3-24-99 Mr. Middleton English 250 In order to administer justice and maintain order in a society, one must know the very meaning of justice and how it is to be applied to society. This must be done because justice can be interpreted in many different ways. This is why laws have to be worded very carefully. If they were not, a judge could misinterpret the law and justice would not be rightfully done. Justice is the process of applying society’s laws
POETRY IN WORLD WAR I Jason Martin History/English Swift/Forensic 8 March 1999 World War I was a long bitter war fought between the world’s powers between 1914 to 1918. In this “Great War”, trench warfare was the primary type of fighting. In the trenches, soldiers experienced horrible conditions. These conditions led to some of the greatest poetry of the 20th century. Wilfred Owen was one of the most talented poets of World War I, but he died before the war was over. Wilfred Owen’s poems such as
Ernest Miller Hemingway 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, imparnted in 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 censored the b
Censorship English 201-712 The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life (Censorship News 1996). Today our freedom is under attack. Private groups such as mothers and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, o exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books from the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thoughts. B
English and Secondary Education A girl sat in the middle of a full classroom. She went unnoticed by her classmates and by the professor standing at the chalkboard. The girl listened to the day’s lecture as if in a trance. Her teacher talked with such enthusiasm about the piece the class was studying. He went on about how the writer manipulated words and their connotations, and the writer’s ability to manipulate the English language. Her teacher continued to praise the writer for his ability to h
Henry David Thoreau The Great Conservationist, Visionary, and Humanist English He spent his life in voluntary poverty, enthralled by the study of nature. Two years, in the prime of his life, were spent living in a shack in the woods near a pond. Who would choose a life like this? Henry David Thoreau did, and he enjoyed it. Who was Henry David Thoreau, what did he do, and what did others think of his work? Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817 (Thoreau 96), on
The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear Title of Paper : The Parallelism of Plots in Shakespeare's King Lear Grade Received on Report : 85 In his King Lear, Shakespeare creates a main plot and a subplot that are intricately interwoven and which complement each other in a number of various aspects involving events and characterization. The main plot involves that of King Lear and those connected to him. It opens as his highness is preparing to divide his kingdom between his three daug
1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W.W.II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston's society is ruled by a governing force known as The Party . At the head of this government is a fictional figure known as Big Brother, to whom all citizens must love and respect. In this society, privacy and freedom do not exist. People ar
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
Atlantis, A Lost Continent Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is sim
Ayn Rand This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born Alice Rosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). She was born during the eleventh year of Nicholas II's reign in Russia.(Baker pg.1 1987). Rand's birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year.(Branden, Barbara pg.3 1986). The Rosenbaum's lived quite comfortably under the czar.(Baker pg.1 1987). Beneath their large a
A Critical Examination Of My Lover In White After reading My Lover in White, for the first time, I thought of a poem written by Shakespeare that seemed to be in some ways similar in content. The mention of the fair maidens outside the gate and the poet's observation that his love is not with the rest reminds me of Shakespeare's Sonnet CXXX. The poem is about the poets love of a woman that is not the most beautiful in comparison to most fantasy women; she is not perfect, but in his eyes she is al
Beloved And Toni Morrison Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked three jobs at the same ti
Carl Gustav Jung Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. The issues that he dealt with arose from his personal experiences. For many years Jung felt as if he had two separate personalities. One introverted while the other was extroverted. This interplay results in his study of integration and wholeness. His work h
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
Comparing Much Ado About Nothing In the first essay, written by Jean Howard, the main idea or thesis seems to focus on the antitheatrical aspects of the play. The actual thesis would be Shakespeare employs antitheatrical discourse in a way that advantages certain social groups without calling attention to the fact that it does that. Howard takes a Marxist approach to the play. She looks at how the conflict intertwines itself and makes a constant reference to the social aspects of each of the cha