My Adolescent Years

Ch'en Ta Erh The Time Bomb
Ch'en Ta Erh The Time Bomb
Ch'en Ta Erh: The Time Bomb In Man's Fate, Andre Malraux examines the compelling forces that lead individuals to join a greater cause. Forced into a life of contempt, Ch'en portrays the man of action in the early phases of the Chinese Revolution. He dedicates himself to the communist cause. It is something greater than himself, a phenomenal concept that he has fused into. It is something for which he will give his life. How did this devotion come about? A combination of his personality, his int
Life or Death Who has the Right to Make the Choice
Life or Death Who has the Right to Make the Choice
Life or Death Who has the Right to Make the Choice This paper will introduce a case study that results in an ethical dilemma. The ethical dilemma will be clearly stated including obligations and conflicts. Using the Contemporary Utilitarianism theory I will analyze the ethical dilemma. Finally I will analyze the same case using an Egoistic approach as an alternative course of action. Case Study An apparent 19 year old male is brought to the emergency room by ambulance in respiratory failure rel
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud Many believe Freud to be the father of modern psychiatry and psychology and the only psychiatrist of any worth. He is certainly the most well known figure, perhaps because sex played such a prominent role in his system. There are other psychologists, however, whose theories demand respectful consideration. Erik Erickson, born Eric Homburger, whose theories while not as titillating as Freud's, are just as sound. This paper will compare the two great men and their systems. In additio
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee The acts of cannibalism and infanticide are very apparent in the behavior of the chimpanzee. Many African studies show that wild chimpanzees kill and eat infants of their own species. (Goodall, 1986:151) Although there is not a clear answer why chimps engage in this very violent and sometimes gruesome behavior there are many ideas and suggestions. This essay will deal with chimpanzee aggression, cannibalism and infanticide. This paper will present information on major research studies
The Second Amendment
The Second Amendment
The Second Amendment Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns.The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence. (gun control) Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the prob
Young Offenders Act
Young Offenders Act
Young Offenders Act Young Offenders Act that has generated many hours of thought and meditation for concerned members. It is felt by many that the change needed in the area of delinquency within the First Nations culture is to overcome the effects of colonization and this must begin with the youth. It is with the youth that the future of the culture lies. There has been extensive research done in this area and although much of the material is not directed at one specific culture in society, the
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre
Ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre
ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elaborates on his own ideological views pertaining to Federalism and Nationalism. The re
The Quest For Love
The Quest For Love
“The Quest For Love” In many novels in J.D. Salinger’s library of books, there is a recurring theme of the loss of innocence of children, the falling and the confusions of childhood, and many other ideas that apply to the ideas of adolescence and the life of the average teenager growing up. Many of his themes occur in a short period of time in a child’s life that affects him/her in a very profound and significant way. The idea of love is also a major theme that arises in many of his characters
How First Love is Represented by Different Artists
How First Love is Represented by Different Artists
How First Love is Represented by Different Artists First love is represented in different ways by different artists in their writings according to their own experiences. Different artists experience different things when they are growing up and their first loves are not always the opposite sex. Some felt the love from their parents was the most important, when they were young, others felt the love of their lovers was the most important. But no matter who the other person or persons were that
Biography on Guy de Maupassant
Biography on Guy de Maupassant
Biography on Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850 at Chateau de Miromesnil in France. He was a descendent of a very old French family. As a boy, Maupassant went to school at Yvetot in Normandy, and then attended Lycee at Rouen. During his childhood and youth in Normandy, he picked up a great deal of experiences that he later put to use in many of his writings. When Maupassant was eleven years old, his parents got separated. This was probably the most significant events
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point whe
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point whe
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point where they are no longer children, but adults. The transition from a child into a young adult is often referred to as the coming of age, or growing up. The time when this transition occurs is different in everyone, since everyone is an individual and no two people are alike. Certain children reach this stage through a tragic, painful event which affects them to such extent that they are completely changed. Other children reach
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson John Knowles' A Separate Peace depicts many examples of how power is used. In A Separate Peace, two opposing characters struggle for their own separate might. Gene Forrester, the reserved narrator, is weakened by his struggle for power. While, Phineas was inspired by his own power within. The novel conveys how peace can weaken or inspire during a mental war. Phineas, a natural rebel, is known as the best athlete in school. For example, he and three others come to look at a tree, wh
Where a person was born or raised often plays an important role in the
Where a person was born or raised often plays an important role in the
Where a person was born or raised often plays an important role in their lives. There are often comparisons between a urban civilization to rural civilization. Humans adopt to different environments that would be the most suitable for their style of living. Society as a whole didn't tell us where civilization should take place. Choosing the right place for a living depends on the matters of self preference and comfort. Throughout the last decade, I was brought up in two different cities that ar
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings
Review of Ernest Hemingway and Writings Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelest and short-story writer whose writings and personal life exerted a profound influence on American writers of his time and thereafter. Many of his works are regarded as American classics, and some have subsequently been made into motion pictures. A review of Hemingway reveals many interesting points about his life, about the influences upon his works, and of the the themes and styles of his writings. An exami
Personal Essay
Personal Essay
Personal Essay Life is like an enormous theatrical performance, each person having the leading role, ready to determine his/her destiny. For each event in your life, you can reflect upon a stimulus, a cause. Yet there are so many events, so many years, days, hours, seconds in one's life. Which is the one, that one moment in time which knowingly or unknowingly changed your life to lead you to be just that, you? For many, it is impossible to pinpoint that moment. Yet for others, that time, place,
Hyperkinetic Children
Hyperkinetic Children
Hyperkinetic Children Hyperkinetic is just another word for Hyperactive. Hyperactivity describes children who show numerous amounts of inappropriate behaviors in situations that require sustained attention and orderly responding to fairly structured tasks. Humans who are hyperactive tend to be easily distracted, impulsive, inattentive, and easily excited or upset. Hyperactivity in children is manifested by gross motor activity, such as excessive running or climbing. The child is often described
JDSalinger
JDSalinger
J.D.Salinger Your Name COURSE TEACHER DATE I Think that J.D.Salinger is the most talented fiction writer in America.(Hyman, Edgar p.444) Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect..(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salinger's impact on typical modern day literature critic. Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such books as The Catcher in the Ry
Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccess
Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccess
Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccessful. Success is not necessarily measured in wealth or fame, but it is measured by how much one has accomplished in life. A successful person is one who has set many goals for himself and then goes out in life and accomplishes some of them, but goes on living even if failing on others. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a pathetic character because he wasted his whole life chasing an unrealistic dream. Gatsby's dream
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a requirement for high school students. The definition of “persuade” in Webster’s New College Dictionary is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong will. I understand that some people have a cert
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy Sophocles's insigh
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy Sophocles's insigh
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the use of common literary techniques, Sophocles was able to express themes and ideas that reflect all of humankind. On particular idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and will eventually lead to one's demise. Creon, the proud king of Thebes has such a fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias, Haimon, and his pe
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of an adolescent girl who triumphs over loneliness and gains maturity through an identity that she creates for herself in her mind. It is with this guise that twelve year old Frankie Addams begins to feel confident about herself and life. The author seems to indicate that one can feel good about oneself through positive thinking regardless of reality. The novel teaches that one's destiny is a self-fulfilled prophesy, seeing one's self i
Jason Van Gordon
Jason Van Gordon
Jason Van Gordon Essay #1 English 111, Section VIII Macgregor The Pressures of Today¹s Youth Many young people in this day and age are tying to look act, and overall seem older. Youths face many dilemmas in their trek to adulthood yet, they still try to obtain adulthood earlier by going through the ³proper² rites of passage. These rites create dilemmas which can help or hinder lifetime goals. Two of the dilemmas that young people face today are peer pressure, and adult pressure. Two essayists h
There are many problems facing today's society One of the problems is
There are many problems facing today's society One of the problems is
There are many problems facing today's society. One of the problems is the violent condition that surrounds the lives of children in America. We are awarded of the violence among our juveniles because we read, hear and see it. The newspapers, magazines, news media, and our neighborhoods testify the living proof of the chaos. Everyone tries to find explanations of the causes and consequences of street violence and other aspects of the turbulent lives of young people. Yet, the problem facing our
IMPRESSIONS OF TELEVISION
IMPRESSIONS OF TELEVISION
IMPRESSIONS OF TELEVISION SOME AMERICANS COMPLAIN THAT THERE IS TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN TELEVISION, PARTICULARLY IN AN ACTION SERIES OR CARTOONS. THEY ARE AFRAID THAT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, WILL SEE THESE SHOWS AND THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS IS THROUGH VIOLENT ACTS. I THINK THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS OTHER THAN TELEVISION THAT EFFECTS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW IT ON TELEVISION? I’M SURE THAT ALL OF US HAVE DONE THAT AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHE
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on t
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on t
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren. The first position I will examine is the one in which it is believed
The Causation of Serial Killers
The Causation of Serial Killers
The Causation of Serial Killers People become serial killers for many reasons. Serial Killers are people with three or more seperate events with an emotional cooling off period between homicides with an emotional cooling- off period between homicides with each murder taking place at a different location. (Schechter and Everitt, 69). Serial killers are the most frightening psychopaths because they do not reveal any of the basic human emotions- empathy, conscience, or remorse, (Schechter and Ever
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE
THE PROBLEMS OF DIVORCE Introduction In today's society, one of the toughest things many parents and children have to face or deal with is divorce. It is usually extremely tough on the parents getting the divorce however many times the children simply get lost in all the mess and are left to cope as best as they can. Eventhough people get divorced for many different reasons; often times the children tend to try and shoulder some of the blame. In this paper I plan to look at a few of the effects
Philip Larkin's A Study of Reading Habits is the ironic difference b
Philip Larkin's A Study of Reading Habits is the ironic difference b
Philip Larkin's A Study of Reading Habits, is the ironic difference between slang and formal language. The formal language in the title, implies the poem is about a research paper, possibly about drawing conclusions of people's reading habits. Instead, the poem is the confession of one man whose attitudes toward reading have slowly diminished to the point where books are nothing but a load of crap (543). The poem is not about the man's reading habits, but the reality of his life. The poem i
Just a Mood or Real Depression
Just a Mood or Real Depression
Just a Mood . . . or Real Depression? How Do You Really Feel? Check off the ones that fit you. Top of Form 1 You feel sad a lot, and it doesn't go away. You feel guilty; you think that you're no good; you have no confidence. You lose interest in ordinary pleasures like music, sports, friends, or having fun. Most of the time you'd rather be left alone. You feel restless or tired most of the time. You're a nonstop partier, constantly moving around. You get unrealistic ideas about the great things
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson During the period of the Civil War, there lived a woman. This woman was one of the most influential and famous authors of her time and this present time. This poet took on her own approach to poetry which gave her a sense of individuality. Her poetry has inspired many young poets around the country. Her name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. I chose her because she is different, and to herself. She kind of remind me of myself. I may not be as extreme as her, but in a lot of way I am
Oceans
Oceans
Oceans A solemn tear gathered in the corner of my sea-green eye like water rippling on an ocean, scarring its peace. The strange thing about the ocean is that only when you see the whole body of it can you see the true olive-green color of the sea. But if you steal a part away from it and gaze deep into it all you see is yourself staring into a reflecting pool of water. I am an ocean. My emotions were churning and mixing in a swirl of uncertainty. Each one bit and tore the other, but still I rem
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind March 6th, 2004 English 12 Research Paper Imagine a world where one has a familiar, or a daemon, running alongside them at all times. Or a world where dragons impede one’s movement from place to place. These are the worlds that young adult writers try to place inside of the minds of children and adolescents. These fantastical creatures and places in young adult literature are used mainly for allegorical purposes. An allegory is a symbolic representation, or using something to teach a
Percy Bysshe Shelley rough draft
Percy Bysshe Shelley rough draft
Percy Bysshe Shelley (rough draft) 3/14/04 AP Lit Pd. 3 From the early 19th century, Percy Bysshe Shelley is recognized as one of the most influential writers of the Romantic Period whose work is characterized by his use of imagery and symbolism. Such examples can be found in his poems such as “Ode to the West Wind,” “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty,” and “Ozymandias.” In Shelley’s view, “the poet is a dreamer, a visionary” who uses these dreams and visions to “persuade men to shake off the chains o
Stop the Hurt
Stop the Hurt
Stop the Hurt The exploitation of a child or adolescent under the age of seventeen by an adult or another child at least two years older than the victim for the purpose of the offender's own sexual gratification is defined as child sexual abuse. It is a problem that society is faced with every day. Sexual abuse of children can be physical or non-physical. Non-physical sexual abuse includes exhibitionism, voyeurism, and child pornography. Physical sexual abuse can be non-violent or violent and in
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Untitled
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
AIDS and Hatred
AIDS and Hatred
AIDS and Hatred Today adolescents of both sexes face a serious risk of HIV infection, which is the cause of AIDS. AIDS is a chronic and most often fatal disease. Despite growing understanding and awareness, HIV infection is a serious threat to both heterosexual and homosexual teens. When adolescents take certain risks, they are more likely to become infected with HIV and develop AIDS: These are the most important facts about AIDS: o AIDS is most often fatal o Anyone can get AIDS - many teens (bo
Piagets Theory of Cognitive Development
Piagets Theory of Cognitive Development
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development During the past half-century, the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget devised a model describing how humans go about making sense of their world by gathering and organizing information (Piaget, 1954, 1963, 1970a, b). Piaget’s ideas provided an explanation of the development of thinking from infancy to adulthood. According to Piaget (1954), certain ways of thinking that are quite simple for an adult are not so simple for a child. Sometimes all you need to do t
The Status of Women in India
The Status of Women in India
The Status of Women in India November 28, 2000English 101 The Status of Women in India With a population of over one billion, India is the world first most populous country. Of that astronomical number, 200 million are women who live in poverty (Vinayak 11). The origin of the Indian belief of appropriate Indian female behavior can be traced to the rules laid down by a young girl, by a young woman, or even by an aged one. They believe in the notion that everything an Indian woman engages in must
Mastering Content
Mastering Content
Mastering Content Abstract Reading skills are paramount in a school setting, as well as a career setting. As you progress through your degree plan and your career, reading will become easier if you use the tools outlined in this paper. For most of us, reading is a burden. We are used to getting the majority of our information through television, a much less inactive activity. This paper may well help you ease the pain of reading lengthy material that is of no particular interest to you. Reading
Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin Many drugs plague us in this setting we call modern society. The word drug by itself conjures up images of heathens slumping in the alleyways of America’s violent streets injecting train-tracked arms full of milky white euphoria. Perhaps even scarier might be those drugs prescribed to us daily by physicians we know and trust. Millions of prescription drugs with heavy side effects and sometimes-unknown characteristics and workings are being doled out to us every day. Ritalin, a drug presc
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act o Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act (720 ILCS 675/1) o Smokeless Tobacco Limitation Act (720 ILCS 680/3-4) o Tobacco Accessories and Smoking Herbs Control Act (720 ILCS 685/4) o Cigareette Health Warning Act (ILCS 410 85/4) In addition to the state laws, many municipal and county governments have established local laws pertaining to the sale of tobacco products including licensure, signage, and local penalties for illegal underage tobacco sales. Illinois laws regulate t
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage When it comes to marriage, I feel everyone should have that right. Marriage is a very important decision, which no one should interfere with. For instance, here is a passage from Patricia Nell Warren's essay entitled Homosexuality Is a Legitimate Choice. Today some radical-right church leaders wish to bend APA[i] policy [which denies that homosexuality is not a disorder] to their belief that homosexuality is a crime, no different than murder and theft-as per some passages o
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop Black Music and Identity 6 April 2004 He began much like the music that made him famous- in a run down part of New York City, surrounded by drug dealing and poverty, and with seemingly no future. Now his success story mirrors that of the same music- he’s conquering the world, if he hasn’t already. Russell Simmons didn’t invent hip-hop, but he is, perhaps more than any other individual, directly responsible for its success. Simmons helped put hip-hop on the map, and h
No More Smoking in Films
No More Smoking in Films
No More Smoking in Films April 28, 2004 Issue Essay What kind of impact do movies have on us? Films can make us laugh, and make us cry, but do they also influence us to engage in the same kind of behavior as our onscreen heroes? We've heard arguments for and against the cause-and-effect relationship of onscreen sex and violence, but what about onscreen smoking? The first recorded opposition to cigarettes was in 1892. Cigarettes were labeled by the Senate Committee on Epidemic Diseases to be an a
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs SELECT another chapter from the list .....Go to the Complete Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsThe EditorsThe ContributorsForewordCh 1 - How to Get the Care You NeedCh 2 - Meeting the Heatch Care Needs of the Aged and DisabledCh 3 - Medical Decision Making: Ethical ConsiderationsCh 4 - The Fundamentals of Good HealthCh 5 - The Basics of Good NutritionCh 6 - Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance AbuseCh 7 - Health Concerns During Infancy and ChildhoodCh 8 - The Adolescent Years
Psychosocial Theory
Psychosocial Theory
Psychosocial Theory TR1211 4-15-04 CFS 38 Peer Review a, b, c Erik Erikson developed the Psychosocial Theory. The theory covers eight stages across the life span of human development. Each stage has a “crisis” a major psychosocial theme that is important in that time. The theory has eight-stages that are affected by social and cultural influence a process of development of the ego and self. In this paper I will analyze the theory of Eriksson by matching each main character from the movie “On Gol
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on Afri
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on Afri
The Need for More Research on the effect of Rap and Gansta Rap on African American Adolescents Today It has been argued that more research on the effect of music and its content on the health risk behaviors of African American adolescents are needed. A number of studies have been done to try and determine what exact effects may occur on this selected group of adolescents. Research has shown that the number of African American adolescents who listen to rap or gansta rap with explicit lyrics use o
Plato's Philosophy of Sex
Plato's Philosophy of Sex
Plato's Philosophy of Sex Plato was the first feminist. Only, he was concerned not with women's rights, as modern feminists are, but with their usefulness. Like a modern planner, he felt it was a waste of woman-power to seclude women in their homes, when they could be performing useful tasks in the factory or the office. Women should be used, just as men were, for the benefit of the community. There were no fundamental differences between the sexes which unfitted women from useful toil. Admitted
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States
Decriminalization of Marijuana In the United States Public Policy Analysis POL429 Central Washington University May 31, 2004 Since the passage of the Harrison Act in 1914, the federal approach to drug abuse control has included a variety of ways for reducing both the supply of, and demand for, illicit drugs. At first the supply and demand reduction strategies were grounded in the traditional deterrence model: Though legislation and criminal penalties, individuals would be discouraged from using
The Affect of Politics
The Affect of Politics
The Affect of Politics When living in the United States, almost everyone in some way is affected by politics. Whether it’s a parent paying taxes, to a teenager attending a public school. It almost seems unavoidable no matter what type of background one has. I’m sure there are some cases in which they are people are totally undetectable to the government such as illegal immigrants but other than that most of us have in some way come into contact with the government. Being a 21-year-old student at