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The 1930s The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930s The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to mend America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, th
CharlesDickens' novel Hard Times is a story of two struggles--the stru
CharlesDickens' novel Hard Times is a story of two struggles--the stru
CharlesDickens' novel, Hard Times, is a story of two struggles--the struggle of fact versus imagination and the struggle between two classes. It takes place in Coketown, and industrial-age English city. The novel is divided into two sections. One deals with the struggle of upper class members of society and their struggle to learn the value of imagination. The other involves a working class man who is trapped by those in that upper class who trap him in a dreary existence. Thomas Gradgrind, the
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In The Devil and Tom Walker, t
Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism
Colors in Symbolism Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintings when they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. You automatically feel what the artist is trying to express. When the artist uses bright colors you feel warm and you feel happiness. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is like an artist. He uses
Dussel
Dussel
Dussel Thursday, 12 November, 1942 Dear Journal, Blasted fools!!! They want me to go into hiding with them without closing up my business first! I'm not one to leave loose ends!! Give me time people! I wish I didn't even have to leave. Why didn't I go with my wife and son? We probably could have managed it somehow? Now I'm forced to hide like a frightened child! Why, If I had an army, no one would know the name Hitler. While I was walking today I thought I was being followed by the German Pol
In the short story Eveline James Joyce introduces us to the life of a
In the short story Eveline James Joyce introduces us to the life of a
In the short story, “Eveline,” James Joyce introduces us to the life of a young woman named Eveline. She has the opportunity to escape with Frank, the man she thinks she loves, to a faraway country in search of a new life. Instead, she decides to stay in the dreary and gloomy life she already knows. To understand Eveline’s final decision to stay we have to analyze the reasons that prevent Eveline from pursuing a better life. Her fear of the unknown; the fact that she does not know Frank well en
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook The movie Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford is a very real life movie set in the suburbs of Illinois in the late 1970’s. The movie begins early December and ends what seems to me like the following spring. I think the significance of the seasons is that December, representing a dreary lifeless mood, at least for the northwest region, symbolizes death. During this time, Conrad experiences many confrontations with this matter. He has recently witnessed the death of hi
Notes thoughts on Of Mice and Men
Notes thoughts on Of Mice and Men
Notes & thoughts on Of Mice and Men Written by John Steinbeck. Born in Salinas, Calif. in 1902. Worked as a laborer and journalist. Focused on the laboring class, dispossessed, underdogs, misfits, castaways, and marginal characters of society _ what to do with them? Concerned with how society treats them. Title is from Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse which has to do with planning and the powers beyond over which man has no control _ The best laid schemes o'mice an' men *gang aft a-gley (*go a
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies There are about 26 different editions of the novel of Frankenstein, and every movie that has been made based on the novel is different from the next. What you read in the novel is not necessarily what you see on the movie screen. There are a lot of good moments in the book that lost in the translation, of which I discuss below in greater detail. For viewers of the movies, the famous sentence “It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the a
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Author is Mary Shelley Fiction 127 pages Copyright 1992 It was a dreary night in November. The yellow glow of a candle was lite in a small house. Inside sat a young man named Victor Frankenstein at his desk, staring hard at his notebook. Finally finished with his work having thinked he has discovered the secret of life. After he closed the notebook. He told himself there was only one way to prove his discovery is correct, it was by making a living creature live. Victor than put up
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Les Miserables Les Miserables known in English as The Terrible is a musical portrayal of the French Revolution. It is a musical tragedy, which served as a major powerhouse competitor for Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals in the early eighties and nineties. When first debuting on Broadway in 1987 it traveled a long hard road to compete with musicals of the decade. However, in time many well-known performers were proud to associate themselves with this wonderful work of art. The musical play begins wi
Hi my name is Katie Hughes and this is my friend Sarah Seal We live in
Hi my name is Katie Hughes and this is my friend Sarah Seal We live in
Hi, my name is Katie Hughes and this is my friend Sarah Seal. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sarah does not live in a normal house, but in a mansion, she is my next door neighbor. The mansion is in a big neighborhood called Oakwood Estates. It is equipped with a swimming pool and two tennis courts in their backyard. We attend St. Matthews' School - which is down the street. Sarah's parents grew up in the French Quarter, before it was so dangerous like it is today. She has a sister who is fo
Odour of Chrysanthemums
Odour of Chrysanthemums
“Odour of Chrysanthemums” “Odour of Chrysanthemums” by D.H.Lawrence is a short story which has an especially effective opening that immediately takes hols of the readers’ attention. The story as a whole is about a woman named Elizabeth, from a small mining village and the passage of time one evening while she is waiting for her husband to return home from working in the local mine. Lawrence manages to create a tense atmosphere in the story as the reader is convinced that Elizabeth’s husband is l
Personal Response
Personal Response
Personal Response In this novel, the author Isaac Asimov deals with issues that can relate to the lives that we live everyday. For instance, one that I feel strongly about is the main theme about how as humans, we strive to create a state where we have nearly complete dependence on machines. Throughout the book, there are examples of how robots are used to carry out simple commands. “The aim of those pioneers had been to create robots capable of taking up many of the dreary burdens that human be
Wallace Stevens and TS Eliot
Wallace Stevens and TS Eliot
Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot Both of the poets, Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot wrote their works in the difficult, post war years. The whole society was in a shock from the experience it gained in the war. The world has become a complete chaos. To the generation that wasted their best years of youth in the passed war, it was a shock to discover the instability of the world, of the country, of the nation they have fought for. They fought in the war because of their belief that they were doing t
Final Paper
Final Paper
Final Paper The expansion of Europe during the 19th century is said to be difficult to analyze and explain conevingly because it was unplanned and chaotic. Modern Europe was constructed in the nineteenth century. Moreover, most of the social, economic, and political forces unleashed from 1815 to 1914 are the same ones that shape our own time. Urbanization, mass entertainment, industrial capitalism, modern liberalism, socialism, and nationalism all developed in the 19th century. Following the Fi
Cannery Row
Cannery Row
Cannery Row John Steinbeck is a writer who experienced the pain of the Second World War and though it is true that many who have read his work have negatively criticized his writing, many have also embraced his work in acceptance and appreciation. Yet, showing his true colours, Steinbeck writes about his childhood in Monterey in a classical book called Cannery Row. This is perhaps the most humorous of all which he has written, especially since it was written during the war when most people belie
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol 12/03/02 Amazing Grace is a novel written by the author after numerous visits to residents of the South Bronx name Mott Haven. My immediate reaction was that of anger, sympathy, empathy, disbelief and mostly anger. Jonathan Kozol is a amazing and extraordinary author. The kind of writer who puts his life on the line going back to visit Mott Haven over fifty time to visit his friends and gather information for his novel. forward to his upco
A Critical Analysis of Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt
A Critical Analysis of Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt
A Critical Analysis of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ by Frank McCourt Frank McCourt was born on 19th August, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York at the height of the Great Depression. When he was abut four, his sister Margaret died. The family subsequently returned to Limerick, Ireland, and is the main focal setting of this book, Angela’s Ashes, a memoir of his childhood. McCourt returned to New York when he was nineteen, and managed to become a teacher after studing at New York university. His brother Malachy came
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman They all return to the house. The fully paid for house. The sight of it brings back a slight sob to LindaÕs throat, when she reaches the cement stoop her sobbing once again becomes full. Charley looks to her but is at a loss for words. Happy puts his arms around his mother and holds her. Biff only looks on at it all. For a brief second he sees the WillyÕs fate in HappyÕs eyes as he holds Linda. WillyÕs death has brought Biff to know what he is more than ever. HeÕs not a sales
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady Within Henry James’, Portrait of a Lady, it could be said that certain characters play a role in the eventual downfall and demise of Isabel Archer. However it would seem that these characters are to a lesser degree to blame than Isabel herself. Isabel Archer on arriving in Europe is an innocent, naïve yet confident young American. It is her inherent qualities, dreams and desires that create the foundation on which her demise is built. It is through self-assured eyes that she i
Catch 22
Catch 22
Catch 22 Although many authors have written comedies and tragedies, fewer authors ventured into combining comedy and tragedy to create a masterpiece – a classic work. Using their unique style and structure, Jonathan Swift and Joseph Heller managed to interlay comedy and tragedy. Although their works were published years apart, they have one similarity – they depict the insanity of the people. “A Modest Proposal” is a satirical essay written by Jonathan Swift depicting the horrific conditions of
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 A Charred Existence
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don't know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It's unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else's genetic identity?
Macbeth Senior Research Paper
Macbeth Senior Research Paper
Macbeth Senior Research Paper In Shakespeare�s lifetime he wrote many plays. Many of them were critically acclaimed and others cast aside. The crowd always wanted to be more thoroughly entertained and Shakespeare always tried to keep up with the people�s needs. In 1605, Shakespeare was being hounded for another work of genius. Hamlet and King Lear had just been completed and the people begged for more. He knew not of what to write and like many playwrights, he did research. He found two stor
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman Describing the mysterious societies of vampires, Anne Rice uses an ornate prose style and her tragic past to draw readers into her novels. As a contemporary author she has made many positive contributions to literature. From the Mayfair house on First Street to the deck of cards that Lestat uses to play Solitaire, things from Rice's life turn up everywhere in her books. Anne lived in both New Orleans and San Francisco for quite some time and is very fond of them, and is especia
Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy
Incident at Vichy I think Arthur Miller is an interesting writer. He is well versed in the Holocaust. He wrote “Incident at Vichy” which takes place in France in 1942, it has been a very important play that has well written scripts. In 1915 Arthur Miller was born in New York City. He studied at the University of Michigan. He wrote many successful plays, such as; Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and the Price. These were all written b
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
The summer of 1928 was a summer of many happenings It was the summer t
The summer of 1928 was a summer of many happenings It was the summer t
The summer of 1928 was a summer of many happenings. It was the summer that a child of only 12 learned the thoughts and worries of being a young adult. Douglas Spaulding never knew what he would experience once the summer began. Douglas learns that not only is he growing up but that he now has to adjust his thinking as well as his actions. The adjustment from childhood to young adulthood can be a confusing time but the change can really open the eyes of a person when they stop to look at their s
Some of the hardest decisions that you will make in your life are thos
Some of the hardest decisions that you will make in your life are thos
Some of the hardest decisions that you will make in your life are those which involve your closest friends and loved ones. Everyone has been posed with this type of decision. Probably one of the toughest choices of a teen-agers life is deciding on where they would go to college and what their major should be. It’s about 7:30 on Friday night. The sun is beginning to set, a cool breeze is blowing from the west. Streetlights and house lights start appearing along the horizon of the small town of N
186
186
186 Emily Dickinson was one of the greatest poets of the 19th century. Many of her poems dealt with the issue of life and death, poem 186 is no exception. This poem focuses on a speaker who has lived a life of not feeling alive within. Throughout this poem she starts off with experiences of death, then heads into experiences of life, and why this life is so great. Through the use of the concepts persona and implication I can get into to mind of the speaker and see how she deals with the iss
Murder at Manderley
Murder at Manderley
Murder at Manderley I remember her all to well, the first Mrs. de Winter. She was a very mean and uncaring woman. I don’t think I will ever be able to forget her, mainly because she was blackmailing me. Somehow she found out that I burned my parents house to the ground in an angered rage. It was a very bright night, the sky was illuminated with the bright light of the full moon. I decided to take a walk along the beach to look at the stars. As I walked I came upon Mrs. de Winter’s cottage. I ha
Who Are You An Analysis of Identity in Three Works of Fiction
Who Are You An Analysis of Identity in Three Works of Fiction
Who Are You?: An Analysis of Identity in Three Works of Fiction Gregory Amundson Comparative Literature 11/24/98 Identifying a person can be a real dilemma. Sometimes it is hard to tell who a person really is because of circumstantial events and factors that other people use to identify a person. Sometimes a person has very little control over how he or she is identified because identity can depend less on whom or what someone is than on the events used to identify that person. This problem of
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome Ethan Frome is a story of ill-fated love, set during the winter in the rural New England town of Starkfield. Ethan is a farmer who is married to a sickly woman named Zeena. The two live in trapped, unspoken resentment on Ethan's isolated and failing farm. Ethan has been caring for his wife for six years now. Due to Zeena's numerous complications they employ her cousin to help in the house, the animated Mattie Silver. With Mattie's youthful presence in the house, Ethan is awoken of th
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is it the student who gradua
Joseph Accused By Potiphars Wife
Joseph Accused By Potiphars Wife
Joseph Accused By Potiphars Wife The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high ranking official in the Pharaoh's service. The Lord was with Joseph, and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar and before long Joseph was given the highest position in the household, and left in charge when Potiphar was away. Now Potiphar's wife found Joseph to be ve
My Own Person Experience With The Horror Of Sexual Harassment
My Own Person Experience With The Horror Of Sexual Harassment
My Own Person Experience With The Horror Of Sexual Harassment “My Own Personal Experience with the Horror of Sexual Harassment” A Realistic Fictional Work Written in the First Person to Educate Others on What to Do It was a stormy night when I first came to grips with the horror that lay ahead. Everybody loved Uncle Jack, but not me, at least not since IT happened. And it was every since IT happened that I knew for certainty when this day came that I would be frightened to the edge of my being.
Young Goodman Brown's Faith
Young Goodman Brown's Faith
Young Goodman Brown's Faith In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne introduces Goodman Brown, who doubts himself and reiterates his false comfidence to himself repeatedly. His struggle between the evil temptations, the devil, and the proper church abiding life, is a struggle he does not think he can handle. This story is about a man who challenges his faith in himself and in the community in which he resides. Goodman Brown must venture on a journey into the local forest, refuse t
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born near London on the 19th of January 1809. His mother was an actor and his father was a doctor. When Poe was 2 years old his father disappeared. His mother, who was seriously ill in tuberculosis, took Poe and his sister to Richmond, Virginia. Poe's mother died soon after this. The two siblings became then separated and Poe was taken care of by the wealthy family of the Allans. Due to Mr. Allans work the family had to move to England, where they spent five y
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20,1967 in the town of Aberdeen, Washington. Aberdeen is on the west coast and is about 108 miles southwest of Seattle. Aberdeen is a dreary place with about seven feet of rain a year. Kurt was born to Mrs. Wendy Cobain and to Mr. Donald Cobain. Wendy was a homemaker. She had a very tight bond with Kurt. He was her first born. She had another child three years after she had Kurt. Her name was Kim. Donald was a mechanic. He was very into sports.
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Day The sun shines radiantly upon the towering stadium at the corners of Michigan and Trumball. Spring has arrived and erased the dreary, grey weather of winter. The old dilapidated stadium will come to life in a couple of hours to mark the beginning of an anticipated season. Brringg! The bell signals the end of class and I anxiously wait for my mother to arrive. I find myself impatiently glancing at the clock every two minutes; finally the car pulls up. I jump into the back seat and thr
The Great Gatsby Symbolism in Colors
The Great Gatsby Symbolism in Colors
The Great Gatsby: Symbolism in Colors Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintings when they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. You automatically feel what the artist is trying to express. When the artist uses bright colors you feel warm and you feel happiness. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is like an
The Devil and Tom Walker Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
The Devil and Tom Walker Human Intent and the Aftermath of It
The Devil and Tom Walker: Human Intent and the Aftermath of It Washington Irving, in writing The Devil and Tom Walker, and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the deal. In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human intent and motive. In The
Egypt The People
Egypt The People
Egypt : The People Approximately 32,500,000 people live in Egypt. Peasant farmers called fellahin make up over 60 percent of the population. But less than 4 percent of Egypt's land is suitable for farming. Before the leaders of the 1952 revolution introduced land reform, less than 2 percent of the landowners owned half of the land available for farming. Most of the fellahin were tenants or owned very tiny farms. A man who owned 3 to 5 acres was considered well-off. Now no one is permitted to own
Scarlet letter
Scarlet letter
scarlet letter scarlet letter: “With nothing now to lose in the sight of mankind, and with no hope, and seemingly no wish, of gaining anything, it could only be a genuine regard for virtue that had brought back the poor wanderer to its paths.” (153) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: English [Paper Title]: scarlet letter [Text]: Analysis of Character and Conflict: Change? “With nothing now to lose in the sight of mankind, and with no hope, an
Title of Paper fricke collection
Title of Paper fricke collection
Title of Paper : fricke collection Grade Received on Report : B The Fricke Collection Lady Meux v. Frances Duncombe Donated by the Fricke family is a collection housed on fifth avenue, ranging from sculptures and paintings, to furniture of renowned artists. Paintings in particular, such as, Whistler's, Lady Meux and Gainsborough's, Frances Duncombe, are classic examples of subtle yet provocative feminist portrayals. The initial impact of these illustrations is a combination of the surface image
Astrology- Applications in Business
Astrology- Applications in Business
Astrology- Applications in Business Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of th
Astrology
Astrology
Astrology Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a variety of means. Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens
The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos
Dreams A dream is one kind of experience that can guide everyday lives
Dreams A dream is one kind of experience that can guide everyday lives
ÿDreams A dream is one kind of experience that can guide everyday lives It seems as real as something that actually happens Even though the body is asleep, the brain is still awake. Dreams not only give insights, but can warn about possible dangers. Dreams serve an important function in peoples' lives. Scientists are finding out things about dreams that dreamers themselves have never known. They can learn how many dreams a person has in one night. They can also tell how long a dream lasts. One