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Ragtime
Ragtime
Ragtime In the classic E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, we see the juxtaposition of many motifs to represent Doctorow’s view of the early century. By combining history and fiction Doctorow allows himself to write a semi-accurate interpretation of the early 1900’s while also being able to strongly express his own biases and opinions of the era. The biggest, and perhaps most important theme Doctorow applies in the novel is social tension, or the battle of the rich versus the poor. Other important th
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere. The Mayan culture, according to archaeological research, attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD. Another group, the Toltec, established an empire in the Valley of Mexico and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments. The leading tribe, the Aztec, built great cities and developed an intricate social, political, a
Darwinism
Darwinism
Darwinism Throughout time, great minds have produced ideas that have changed the world we live in. Similarly, in the Victorian times, Charles Darwin fathomed ideas that altered the way we look at ourselves and fellow creatures. By chance, Darwin met and learned of certain individuals who opened doors that laid the foundation for his theories which shook the world. Darwin's initial direction in life was not the same as his final. He grew up in a wealthy sophisticated English family and at the ag
The Song Dynasty
The Song Dynasty
The Song Dynasty The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years, from 960 to 1279. Their history is divided into two periods of Northern and Southern Song. The Song period was one of China's most peaceful and prosperous era. However the Song government was corrupt and weak. The Song Dynasty, or Sung Dynasty was a period in which the Chinese government was very weak. In the beginning General Chao K'uang-yin, also known as Sung T'ai Tsu, was forced to become emperor in order to unify China. Sung T'ai Tsu
Bill Clinton -
Bill Clinton -
Bill Clinton - Redefines Democratic-Republican In the early 1800's, the United States was but a promising seedling in search of viable political direction. The initial parties were known as the federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, the first of which soon diminished and the later eventually bisected. The result is the two party Democrat and GOP system which the majority of politicians of current day subscribe. However, many political and economic analysts find themselves perplexed by an i
Bombardier Report
Bombardier Report
Bombardier Report Analysis of Bombardier: Bombardier took on its present form in 1976 when MLW-Worthington, a manufacturer of locomotives, acquired Bombardier Ltd., a manufacturer of snow tractors and snowmobiles. The company was renamed Bombardier Inc. in 1978. The company has been active ever since in the acquisitions of various aerospace and transportation companies around the world. Nature of the Business Bombardier conducts business in five main areas: transportation equipment, aerospace,
Lenoir Community College
Lenoir Community College
Lenoir Community College Frederick Winslow Taylor Ì Business Management David Mercer Tuesday, February 04, 1997 CONTENTS I. Introduction 6 II. The Younger Years 7 III Midvale Steel Company n IV Inventions n V. Pig-Iron Handling Experiments n VI. Shoveling Experiments .....................................................n VII. Conclusion .....................................................................n APPENDIX n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1 n 2. Illustrat
The Development of Irony in
The Development of Irony in
The Development of Irony in “The Necklace” by Kimberly Ednie Mrs. Connolly ENC 1102 M-W-F 9:00AM Short Story Essay January 29, 1997 The Development of Irony in “The Necklace” Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is situational irony written in 1884. The story was written in a time when there were very distinct social classes primarily determined by one’s birth. It is about a woman who can not come to terms with her position in the middle class. Although she knows she can not escape her class, she
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the e
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the e
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the eighteenth century, since they began a lifetime of hard labour as soon as they were capable of simple tasks. By contrast, the fortunate children of the wealthy generally were spoiled and enjoyed special provisions for the need of a lengthy childhood, yet who in a way may have endured the same pain of those who were not as fortunate. Child rearing in the Victorian times was not at all similar to child rearing today. There were
Rubin Shah
Rubin Shah
Rubin Shah Dr. Vinetta Bell Adv. English 11 (H) February 18, 1997 MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN & THE GREAT GATSBY Moral Development, according to the Webster's dictionary means an improvement or progressive procedure taken to be a more ethical person, and to distinctly differentiate between right and wrong. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby, both pose as pieces of literature that vividly portray moral development through the narrator's point of v
Perfectly Imperfect The Shakespeare Story
Perfectly Imperfect The Shakespeare Story
Perfectly Imperfect: The Shakespeare Story Few authors today write with such universal understanding that their works will be popular with all types of people, and so successfully that their work survives centuries. These authors posses qualities we can seldom identify in their lifetimes. Yet we do know this -- William Shakespeare was one of them. William Shakespeare’s parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John Shakespeare was born in 1529. His father was a small tenant farmer in Snit
Shakespeare uses similar comic elements to effect
Shakespeare uses similar comic elements to effect
Shakespeare uses similar comic elements to effect similar outcomes in his works. Many of his plays utilize trickery and disguise to accomplish similar endings. Trickery plays a major role in The Merchant of Venice and drives most of the action, while mistaken identity, specifically Portia's disguise as the learned attorney's representative, plays a major role in the resolution of the play. The first instance of trickery in the play is Bassanio's plan to present himself as a financially sound
The Oppressed
The Oppressed
The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European powe
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë, can be classified as a Romantic novel, because it contains many tenets of Romanticism. Romanticism was the initial literary reaction to changes in society caused by the industrial revolution: it was an attempt to organize the chaos of the clash between the agrarian and the industrial ways of life. Romanticism was developing in a time in which all of society’s rules, limits, and restraints on how each person should act where being questioned, tried, an
Geography
Geography
Geography Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good exam
The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years from 960 to 1279 Their history
The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years from 960 to 1279 Their history
The Song dynasty lasted over 300 years, from 960 to 1279. Their history is divided into two periods of Northern and Southern Song. The Song period was one of China's most peaceful and prosperous era. However the Song government was corrupt and weak. The Song Dynasty, or Sung Dynasty was a period in which the Chinese government was very weak. In the beginning General Chao K'uang-yin, also known as Sung T'ai Tsu, was forced to become emperor in order to unify China. Sung T'ai Tsu created a nation
Roman Empire
Roman Empire
Roman Empire The Roman Empire was strong for a time. It was founded on geography, family values, military strength, and wise leadership. It flourished because of social, economic, political, military and religious strengths. However, when the very things that make a civilization flourish start to decline, the civilization will also lead to a downfall. The first reason for the fall was economic decay. The rulers of Rome had expensive lifestyles. To aid their image, they needed money. They gained
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States (1901-09), the first president to exploit the public dimensions of his office in an age of mass communications, a reform leader at home and a skilled diplomat abroad. In his lifetime Roosevelt became a personal model, particularly for the country's youth, in a way that no public figure has matched. He was one of the most popular presidents in American history. The son of a wealthy, socially prominent merchant, Roosevelt was bo
The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth
The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth
The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth The lyrics of Billy Joel's famous song, Uptown Girl, (see lyrics at end of document) are very similar to Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. It is as if Billy Joel is Lawrence Selden; what he sings is similar to what Selden says. Although Joel probably did not have The House of Mirth in mind when he wrote the song, it is still interesting to compare the book to his composition. Uptown Girl is parallel to Selden's thoughts from the very beginning of th
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson 17th President of the United States Compiled & Presented by Someone Table of Contents Section 1- Early Life Birthplace & Family Apprenticeship Andrew moves to Tennessee Section 2- Rise to Power Debate Team Mayor of Greeneville State Legislature U.S. House of Representatives Governor of Tennessee U.S. Senate A Symbol of Southern Unionism Vice-President 17th President of the United States Section 3- Johnson and the Reconstruction Ten Percent Plan Virginia Plan North Carolina Plan A
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution There was a loud thunk as the blade hit the wood block, silence and then a cheer rose up from the crowd as yet another nobleman's head rolled. The French Revolution was one of the bloodiest revolutions in history, it was responsible for taking the lives of thousands of Frenchmen. But what was the cause of this carnage? As former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, witho
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape There is an old saying that goes behind every strong man is a strong woman. This proverb can be used to describe the legacy of Hernando Cortes and his conquest of Mexico. Like the proverb, he had someone behind him who aided in his goals of dominance. The woman was Dona Marina, otherwise known as La Malinche. Her beauty and intelligence made her into one of the most hated and influential women in Mexico's history. According to Clifford Krauss, La Malinche is for t
In the years following the Civil War the United States underwent a pro
In the years following the Civil War the United States underwent a pro
In the years following the Civil War, the United States underwent a profound Industrial Revolution. This revolution forever changed the face of America and forced all aspects of society to adapt to the sweeping changes that were taking place. During this period of unprecedented economic growth, both business and labor in the U.S. had to deal with the consequences that accompanied the emergence of radically new technologies and the reluctance of the government to exert any sort of control on our
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A Pe
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A Pe
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A People's History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of the US Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book cover
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal pri
Pygmalion
Pygmalion
Pygmalion Pygmalion “In the play Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw satirizes the English society- its class system and its values”. I agree with this statement. I believe that GB Shaw uses humour, sarcasm and characters of this play to satire English society. The main characters he has chosen for this are Eliza Doolittle, Alfred Doolittle and the Eynsford Hills. Eliza plays the roll of the poor flower girl who is turned into a middle class society citizen. Alfred Doolittle is Eliza’s father formerl
English Innocent Experience
English Innocent Experience
English – Innocent Experience “The Age of Innocence” The film “The Age of Innocence” goes into great depth about the two contrasting issues, innocence and experience. The film takes place in New York City, 1870 where the wealthy and sophisticated live. It is where society seems to be almost utopian, but underneath it all there lies betrayal and deceit. The director Martin Scorsese has adapted Edith Wharton’s novel, and made into a cinematographic spectacular. It is with the presentation of the f
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions ENG 100 A Drama Review Essay 4/14/04 Director Roger Kumble puts a modern day twist on Choderlos de Laclos’ French novel, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (1782), in the teenage-drama “Cruel Intentions” (1999), which can also be compared to 1988’s hit movie, “Dangerous Liaisons”. In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, seduction, revenge, and conquest rule’s the lives of four, wealthy, prep-school teenagers. Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Philipee) is the school’s most notorious sexual terror. He pri
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920’s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsby’s tragic life, especially Gatsby’s love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t
Victorian Age
Victorian Age
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
The Turning Point
The Turning Point
The Turning Point Dec. 17, 20001 Politics OAC When a peaceful change cannot lead to the solution sought, a drastic change is the only way to go. Throughout history people have taken many various actions and measures in order to relieve them of oppressive situations. A revolution some times, although usually drastic and violent, is the only way to seek successful change. Such was the case, in the eyes of the Cubans, in the late 1950’s. Ever since their existence they had been either controlled or
Franklin D Roosevelts Adminstration
Franklin D Roosevelts Adminstration
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Adminstration DBQ: Analyze the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression. How effective were these responses? How did they change the role of the federal government? Roosevelt's Solutions to the Depression During FDR's administration, the social and economic climate was one of uncertainty of the future and hesitation to move forward. After the depression, people were afraid to invest their money back into the economy in fe
Why did Alexander Emancipate the Serfs and to whose benefit
Why did Alexander Emancipate the Serfs and to whose benefit
Why did Alexander Emancipate the Serfs and to whose benefit? Various debates over the reasons for the emancipation of the serfs have been put forward by historians. They include military, social, political, educational and economic reasons, and each has a strong case. It is not known precisely why Alexander emancipated the serfs, but the strong sense of duty he had towards the preservation of the state meant that, once he had decided that emancipation was necessary for the welfare of the autocra
The Black Plague
The Black Plague
The Black Plague THESIS Without the effects in European population caused by the Black Plague, the government, economy, social structure, food, and land structure would have remained in a less advanced, feudalistic state. PRELUDE TO THE BLACK DEATH The years before the Black Death can easily explain the lack of preparedness by Europeans. Directly before the Black Death, trade had stagnated. This was Europe’s main source of income, which triggered a fall in their economy. From the previous prospe
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION To Understand the events that led to the birth and rise of what became an Empire in a very short time, it is necessary to understand the events that preceded the period of the “prophet”. The people of what would have become the Islamic world can be divided into four linguistic families that derive from a common source. These four families can be classified as : 1-Semitic 2-Hamitic 3-Indo European 4-Altaic The first two, Semitic and Hamitic derive from the so called Afro-asia
Tutankhamen
Tutankhamen
Tutankhamen ESSAY This essay will cover the enigmatic 18th dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamen - his life and death, his role as pharaoh, and his religious beliefs, both the Aten and Amen religions. It will also cover the beliefs of the people in New Kingdom Egypt. It will attempt to explain what we can learn about these topics. In the beginning of the Eighteenth Dynasty, Egypt was a unified and wealthy state ruled by a god-king. It had a semitropical climate, creating a large agricultural surplus. Papy
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need? How Much Land Does A Man Need?, by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyan
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy
An American Tragedy History Book Report – Historical Fiction Your Name _ _______________ Book Title _An American Tragedy____________ Author Theodore Dreiser _ Where did you get this book? _ ________ Number of pages _853__ Number of pages you read _853__ 1) Write a summary of the events in the book. For every 25 pages of the book you must write at least a one-half page summary of what happened in those pages. If your book is over 300 pages, you may summarize every 50 pages. Make sure to emphasize
Examine the characterisations created by JB Priestley in
Examine the characterisations created by JB Priestley in
Examine the characterisations created by J.B. Priestley in “An Inspector Calls.” How do they respond to the inspector’s questioning and what effect does this have on the audience? An Inspector Calls is a play set in Edwardian England in the Spring of 1912. It is just before World War 2 and the author – J.B. Priestley tries to write to inform and change the audience. Priestley is trying to criticise the attitudes of the middle and upper class families of this time. The play looks at events in 19
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes The poetry of Langston Hughes is an effective commentary on the situation of African-Americans in America during the 20th-Century. Langston Hughes places specific emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that “became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900’s” (McKay, 23). In most/much of Hughes’ poetry, a theme that is constantly shown is the theme of a “dream deferred.” The recurrence of a “dream deferred” in several of Hughes’ poems shows a clear
Life
Life
Life I remember the last time the warm breeze poured from across the waters, up the concrete steps, and over the grass. It span wildly in the air as it caught wind and brushed past my face. I couldn't help but smile, despite what was going through my mind. How ironic that sounds right now. As a child I took an early appreciation of the trees and grass, of life in general... but nothing like I did at that reawakened moment. It was all new again, and all more wonderful than it had ever been before
Pauls Struggle
Pauls Struggle
Paul’s Struggle Paul had never been content with his life in a small house on Cordelia Street in Pittsburgh. His mother died years, leaving him no recollection of her. His father was abusive and had high expectations of Paul. Unfortunately for both of them, Paul did not want to live up to these expectations. He had no care for school, and behaved disorderly and audaciously. He did not get along with his teachers or peers. He lacked respect for teachers, insulting them in ways that would lead to
Pauls Struggle
Pauls Struggle
Paul’s Struggle In Willa Cather’s ‘Paul’s Case,’ Paul is a young man who is not content with his life in a small house on Cordelia Street in Pittsburgh. His mother died years ago, leaving him no recollection of her. His father is abusive and has high expectations of Paul. Unfortunately for both of them, Paul does not want to live up to these expectations. He has no care for school and behaves disorderly and audaciously. He does not get along with his teachers or peers. He lacks respect for teac
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe Part 1 Robinson Crusoe is a brilliantly adventurous story written by Daniel Defoe in 1719. It is about a revolutionary man who achieves his ambition of traveling the world. He discovers both the fortunes and misfortunes in life. This story starts in the city of York in the year 1632. Robinson Crusoe is a boy who has been educated to become a lawyer. His father being a very aged man had taught him enough to commence in the study of law. However to Robinson Crusoe, this easy future
To what extent does an individuals social class affect their lifestyle
To what extent does an individuals social class affect their lifestyle
To what extent does an individual’s social class affect their lifestyle and life chances? In virtually all societies, people are aware of divisions between various groups, and as a result of these divisions people are treated differently. Sociologists usually refer to these divisions as ‘strata’ therefore, the division of people into groups is known as social stratification. In British society today the most important divisions are those of sex, age, ethnic groups and social class, of which is t
Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution, term which gained currency during the mid-19th century and became widely used by the 1880s. It has traditionally been used to describe dramatic transformations occurring in manufacturing industry between approximately 1750 and 1850 that set the pattern for industrialization. The first Industrial Revolution occurred in Great Britain, and profoundly altered its economy and society. The most immediate changes were in production: what was produced, as wel
The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in US
The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in US
The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place during the latter part that same decad
Communism In The U.S.
Communism In The U.S.
Communism In The U.S. Karl Marx, author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, was the originator of the political and economic theory of Scientific Socialism (modern Communism). Communism, by definition, is the complete control of major resources and the means of production by government, initially in the form of autocracy. In theory, under this system all would be equal; all would share in both work, according to their ability, and profit, according to need. According to Marx, the proleta