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Mitchell v Wisconsin Why Mitchell v Wisconsin Sucked
Mitchell v Wisconsin Why Mitchell v Wisconsin Sucked
Mitchell v. Wisconsin: Why Mitchell v. Wisconsin Sucked On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person. Chief Justice Rehnquist deliverd the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and wi
Term Limits For Legislators
Term Limits For Legislators
Term Limits For Legislators When the Constitution of the United States was adopted in 1789, it was without direction regarding term limits for legislators. At the time, professional politicians were unheard of, and the idea of someone serving for more than one or two terms was unlikely. So the Constitution did not formally address the issue of term limits, although it was understood that officeholders would limit themselves to one or two terms and then return to private life (1). With the advent
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality a
Papers are piling up on top of a desk People are running around trying
Papers are piling up on top of a desk People are running around trying
Papers are piling up on top of a desk. People are running around trying to meet their deadlines. Assignments are being pushed back to later dates. Phones are being answered, but put on hold for the next available representatives. The president of the firm puts out a notice of hire. The word is spread throughout the business community through the newspaper and the internet. Resumes are received every business day. The board members of the firm review hundreds of resumes that are received daily.
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929 which
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929 which
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system,( ) few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portrayed in John Steinb
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog
The great advantage of having an ancestry like that of a mongrel dog is I have so many ancestral homes to go home to. UNDER THE SPELL A travel tale by Danny O’brien We caught the ferry from Le Havre, France to Ireland, land of my ancestors. Every since I was a wee lad, my mind has been used as a canvas by every Irishman who has been displaced from the Emerald Isle. A picture of quaintness bordering upon myth. Cute I thought it would be, but never as much as the tourist hype I had read. I donn
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. (United States Constitution) So reads the first amendment. Does this apply to the Internet? Why should it not? In February of 1996, congress did indeed test this over 200 year-old document in pass
A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor A Good Man Is Hard To Find, by Flannery O'Connor, presents many topics that can be discussed and debated. Christianity is one of the main topics that influence this paper and its meaning. The exploration for the meaning of the Christian faith is continuous throughout O'Connor's paper. Christianity is filled with sin and punishment, good and evil, belief and unbelief, but grandmother fully tells her opinion as she tries to convince The Misfit
The Ransom of Red Chief
The Ransom of Red Chief
The Ransom of Red Chief by Laura Galindez “It looked like a good thing, but wait until I tell you.” This is how the ironic story of The Ransom of Red Chief begins. It is the story of two moronic kidnappers and one holy terror of a child. This story will make baby-sitters everywhere cringe and potential kidnappers think twice. Our story, narrated by Sam, one of the kidnappers, begins when Bill and Sam deiced that a good get-rich-quick scheme would be to kidnap and hold a kid for ransom. Doesn’t
English The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The
English The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The
English The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, “politically connected” (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jac
Flannery OConnors
Flannery OConnors
Flannery O’Connors 4 Characteristics: O’Connor In a culture milk-fed on fairy tales and happy endings, Flannery O’Connor’s work is a brutal splash of reality. The purpose in her work was not to give false hope, but rather to shock the reader into examining the truth. Her stories are webs disguised in distinct but complex themes. Religious overtones, absurd situations, southern racial issues, and extreme amounts of mental, emotional, and physical violence are illustrated in many of her pieces. Th
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder English – 108 April 1, 2004 Five Pages # 1 Whether to treat a child suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not questioned. The method of treatment and its consequences need to be considered a factor before administering chemical treatments. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention spans, impulsiveness, and in the case of ADHD, hyperactivity. The research acknowledged in the follo
Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams I. Teaching/Learning Objectives for College-Level Students In this first section, I will list some teaching/learning objectives for college-level students studying Tennessee Williams. They are: v To read and comprehend the plays written by Williams. v To be able to explain quotes and/or passages from the plays. v To be able to tell about the life of Tennessee Williams. v To have an understanding of the 20th century culture (ex. - language, family life, etc.). v To be able to r
The American Modernist Movement
The American Modernist Movement
The American Modernist Movement Ernest Hemingway, John Stienbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald…The American Modernist movement has generated some of the most famous authors to date. Flannery O’Connor may not have reached the fame of her modern counterparts, but that does not mean her work is of any less value. O’Connor wrote independent of the movement, with an original and controversial flair that others could not achieve. Her philosophies and convictions encompassed an entirely different world, where t
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement Had there been more success then failures in the Civil Rights Movement between 1960 – 65 I believe there had been more success then failure in the Civil Rights Movement from 1960 to 1965. There were the Sit-Ins that took place in 1960, the Freedom Rides in 1961, the Albany campaign, conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, the march to Washington in 1963; they have the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. On 1st February 1960, four students from Greensboro, Nort
Final History Exam
Final History Exam
Final History Exam 1.List the reasons the US got involved in World War I: The Germans ignored Wilsons calls for peace, resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, announcing that their U-boats would sink all ships in British waters - hostile or neutral - on sight. Then the German foreign minister sent a telegram, nicknamed the Zimmermann note to the German ambassador in Mexico. This telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico Germany promised that if the war with the US broke out, Germany would sup
A Change Too Late
A Change Too Late
A Change Too Late Comm. II In O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find, a power struggle between the Grandmother and The Misfit, altars the Grandmother's prospective on life. The Grandmother is obstinate, narrow-minded, manipulative and materialistic. During a family trip; however, The Misfit creates a change in the Grandmother while trying to manipulate him into sparing her life. The self-centered judgmental women comes to accept a person that she would have never dream of speaking to; therefore,
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Boston Bibliography
Boston Bibliography
Boston Bibliography Soc 363 Politics Governing David Campbell, Civic Education: Readying Massachusetts' Next Generation of Citizens (Boston: Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2001). Charles C. Euchner, Missing Pieces: High Costs and Tough Choices Imperil 'Smart Growth' Answers to the Region's Transportation, Housing and Environment Puzzles The Boston Globe (February 12, 2002). Charles C. Euchner, editor, Governing Greater Boston: The Politics and Policy of Place (Cambridge: Rappaport
Revelation Revelation PC1
Revelation Revelation PC1
Revelation Revelation [PC1] In O'Connor's Revelation, God’s truth about righteousness is revealed to Mrs. Turpin. The mechanism for revealing Mrs. Turpin’s shortcomings is a young woman she would consider ugly, nasty and of low berth. Mrs. Turpin believes she is a righteous woman. However, what God reveals to her conflicts with her understanding of righteousness. Mrs. Turpin rejects the truth that righteousness would require her to be humble. That the poor and not so beautiful might march into
Revelation Revelation PC1
Revelation Revelation PC1
Revelation Revelation [PC1] In O'Connor's Revelation, God’s truth about righteousness is revealed to Mrs. Turpin. The mechanism for revealing Mrs. Turpin’s shortcomings is a young woman she would consider ugly, nasty and of low berth. Mrs. Turpin believes she is a righteous woman. However, what God reveals to her conflicts with her understanding of righteousness... Mrs. Turpin rejects the truth that righteousness would require her to be humble. That the poor and not so beautiful might march int
The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams
The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams
The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams Intro To Drama Play Report #1 In the Tennessee Williams play, “The Glass Menagerie”, the main character, Tom Wingfield, is also the narrator, and the play is recalled from his memory. The story begins by telling of Tom’s father who has abandoned his wife, Amanda, and children sixteen years prior, leaving Tom the sole benefactor. Their father only sent word once in the form of a small postcard from Mexico. After this has been narrated, Tom, with his mother an
Unconscionable Conduct
Unconscionable Conduct
Unconscionable Conduct Unconscionable conduct is conduct that is not in agreement with what is considered reasonable. It is where one party knowingly takes unfair advantage of the other party’s disability. This concept of unconscionability first arose in the early eighteenth century and was developed by the English Court of Equity. Since this time it has been used for a variety of uses, such as protecting expected heirs from fraud and people who are ‘poor and ignorant’ from falling victims to un
A Contrast in Absurdity
A Contrast in Absurdity
A Contrast in Absurdity Communication II 07 December 1999 A Contrast In Absurdity Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood explores a grotesque world of surrealistic imagery, ridiculous characters, bleak settings, and sinful religion. Throughout the book, two primary characters struggle for the truth and ultimately find it. Both characters explore themselves inwardly, but quite differently, Hazel Motes, the main character of the story, seeks the truth through profane sin, and Enoch Emery, a developed min
Patriot Act
Patriot Act
Patriot Act: ENC 1102 30 April 2004 Violating our freedoms? or A necessary tool for the 21st century war on terror? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The 1st amendment of The United Stated Constitution is by far the constitution’s most important segment. And fro
State of Nature
State of Nature
State of Nature The state of nature and the social contract theories were early Liberal ideas which applied to the freedom and absolute rights of the people (that of life, liberty, and property) but also to how the authority of government impacts on, and influences, societies individuals and their rights (if at all and whether it has the right to). The State of nature was an image constructed by John Locke, and fellow political philosopher Thomas Hobbes in order to analyze what authority governm
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
BLACK VS BLACK
BLACK VS BLACK
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you're White you're alright, if you're brown, stick around, if you're Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from Cauca
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
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
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in
The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our country’s youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summer’s smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits included Mission: Impossible, Courage Under Fire, and A Time to Kill.
First ask the parents of these mortals whether they would not at this
First ask the parents of these mortals whether they would not at this
. . .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
Throughout American History conflicts have arisen involving two sides
Throughout American History conflicts have arisen involving two sides
Throughout American History, conflicts have arisen involving two sides with extremely strong points of view. The resolution of such issues often has had a major impact on the course the United States has taken. Abolitionist vs. Slave Owner is an issue that have created conflict between the two groups. These conflicts have had a strong impact on the United States and on the way our nation was shaped in its early years. The Abolitionist vs. Slave Owner issue that has had a huge impact on the Unit
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is
A Point on Flannery O'Connor
A Point on Flannery O'Connor
A Point on Flannery O'Connor Throughout her stories, Everything that Rises Must Converge, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Revelation, Flannery O'connor presents a bleak view of human nature, and salvation. The inability of humans to do good and succeed is obvious in all three stories. While there are numerous references to the watchful eye of God, He always remains out of reach. The farther one stretches to meet Him, to succeed, the farther He moves away. Some even call her works grotesq
A Good Man is Hard to Find
A Good Man is Hard to Find
A Good Man is Hard to Find The use of symbolism that emphasizes a major gap between the two generations, as well as religion, theme, and imagery along with an intriguing story plot make Flannery's A Good Man is hard to Find one of America's classic short stories. Imagery is widely used in O'Connor's story, which makes the characters and surroundings seem lifelike. In the depiction of the grandmother the reader can visual see the woman sitting in the car waiting on the others to arrive. Her col
Colin Ferguson 2
Colin Ferguson 2
Colin Ferguson 2 It was an average Tuesday evening, December 7, 1993, when a group of commuters on a Long Island Rail Road car came face to face with the sort of terror most people see only on television. Without warning, a Jamaican immigrant named Colin Ferguson pulled out a pistol and started firing at random, killing 6 passengers and wounding 19. After Ferguson was convicted and before he was sentenced, the survivors of his attack and the relatives of his victims got a rare chance. The judge
The Jungle
The Jungle
The Jungle A Summary and Review of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Upton's Sinclair's book portrayed a wide variety of characters to convey his messages. Only one character can be considered a major character, Jurgis Rudkus. The book revolves around Jurgis' life in Packingtown. The supporting characters, transitioned in and out of the story with great frequency. When Jurgis initially arrives in Packingtown from his native Lithuania he can best be described as being large and powerful. He believes i
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21, King is indicted, along with twenty-four other ministers and more than one hundred other blacks, for conspiring to prevent the Montgomery bus company from operation of business. A United States Discrit Court rules on June 4 that racial segregation on Alabama's city bus lines is unconstitutional. On November 13, the United States Supreme Court uninamously upholds the decision. On December 21, blacks and whites in Montgomery ride for the first time on previously segregated buses.
Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain It
Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain It
Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain. It is not difficult to find news about some skirmish between the two. Some examples include car bombings, drive-by shootings and other forms of terrorism. Imagine a British citizen walking to his car and a car full of people drive by shooting at him. It is not a pretty thought. History tells us that most of these occurrences stem from adverse feelings from the Irish towards the British government extending as far back as the fo
The Theme of Revelation
The Theme of Revelation
The Theme of Revelation Judgement can occur in a very blaten or not so obvious way, in this work it is obvious to the reader that Mrs. Turpin is a hypocrite. Almost everyone has judged or been judged sometime in their life. Judgement can not occur without hypocrisy. In the short story “Revelation”, by Flannery O’Connor, judgement and hypocrisy occur through out the theme of the work. Flannery O’Connor shows the judgement in “Revelation” right off the start. A far from perfect woman enters a doc
Analysis of Movie Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Analysis of Movie Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Analysis of Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day The movie Terminator 2 is a futuristic science fiction picture that consists of a woman, Sarah Connor, trying to protect her son, John, who will one day save the world. This movie is embedded with many references to nature and culture. The nature and culture relation is contained in the essay, Oppressive dichotomies: the nature/culture debate by Penelope Brown and Ludmilla Jordanova. The film Terminator 2 illustrates the ideas of Brown and Jordan
Starving the Hungry
Starving the Hungry
Starving the Hungry Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system, few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portrayed
Flopping Sun
Flopping Sun
Flopping Sun Title of Paper : Flopping Sun Grade Received on Report : 88% How to turn a great book into a bad movie. There have been many book to movie conversions, yet Rising Sun by Michael Crichton was one that had gone horribly wrong. Rising Sun, in addition to being a gripping mystery/thriller, functioned as a scathing attack on American apathy to Japanese economic aggression. In fact, in his afterword to the novel, Crichton says, The Japanese are not our saviors. They are our competitors.
Free Glass Menagerie Essays Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie ess
Free Glass Menagerie Essays Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie ess
Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Characters and Symbols Glass Menagerie essays Characters and Symbols in The Glass Menagerie In The Glass Menagerie, the main characters are Laura, Amanda, Tom, Jim, and Father.� Each character can be found with symbols that best represent them.� Laura 's two symbols are Blue Roses and her glass menagerie, Unicorn.� Amanda 's� yellow dress and bathrobe can express her love she has of the past event.� Tom 's symbols are the movies and merchant marine.� Jim'
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
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
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor
Mary Flannery OConnor Mary Flannery O'Connor is one of the most preeminent and more unique short story authors in American Literature (O'Connor 1). While growing up she lived in the Bible-belt South during the post World War II era of the United States. O'Connor was part of a strict Roman Catholic family, but she depicts her characters as Fundamentalist Protestants. Her characters are also severely spiritually or physically disturbed and have a tendancy to be violent, arrogant or overly stupid.
Segration And Civil Rights
Segration And Civil Rights
Segration And Civil Rights Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement Segregation was an attempt by white Southerners to separate the races in every sphere of life and to achieve supremacy over blacks. Segregation was often called the Jim Crow system, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During Reconstruction, which
Singing in the Rain
Singing in the Rain
Singing in the Rain The hit musical Singin' in the Rain may possibly be one of if not the greatest musicals of all time. With it's tale of the film world of the mid 1920's and its creative underlining love story between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), it provokes the interest of someone who would not generally be attracted to a musical. It is a classic masterpiece that set the standards that musical films of today will be judged by. It is a classic performance by th
The Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood
The Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood
The Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells paints a picture of the various roles that women often must encounter in their lives: mother, daughter, friend. As said by Charlotte Observer She [Wells] speaks eloquently to what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a wife-and somehow, at last, a person. Wells uses a captivating style to create a simple plot, memorable symbolism and a reoccurring theme of friendship. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood teaches about the importance