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April 15 1989
April 15, 1989 Former head of the Communist Party of China, Hu Yaobang, dies of a heart attack. April 19 Thousands of protesters gather around Zhongnanhai, the residence of top Chinese Officials near Beijing's Forbidden City. April 20 Protesters occupy Tiananmen Square after rumors that some students demonstrating at Zhongnanhai have been arrested. April 21 Students stage a massive strike at Beijing University. Half of the 10,000 students boycott classes. An estimated 80,000 people march on Tia...

Whoever said men and women are equal must have been blind Women have a
Whoever said men and women are equal must have been blind. Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. This occurrence is not only found in the United States, but in other countries as well. It's safe to say that the Declaration of Independence started it and it has continued to the present. There is one set of standards that apply to men, and another set of standards that apply to women. This is evident in the home, workplace, and society in general. The problem of men and ...

The book The Dubliners by James Joyce is a series of short stories tha
The book , The Dubliners by James Joyce, is a series of short stories that together unfold different stories of life and death . The first three stories, The Sisters, An Encounter, and Araby are said to be about the moments of growth and of realizations of the boy-narrators. The three of them, in fact, conclude with the awareness of the protagonist of being trapped in the visual world of print. The first story, The Sisters, is about a boy who is constantly being trained by a priest, Father Flyn...

In the play A Dolls House Nora fits in a role of the little
In the play A Dolls House, Nora fits in a role of the little helpless wife whose husband takes care of everything. During the play, she keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of the marriage. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of man she was married to. Maybe she always knew but now wants something different in her life. A few years earlier her husband was terribly sick and needed to get away for a while, possibly go south. With no money, ...

Kristian Martin
Kristian Martin December 10, 1998 Period 3 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act I Questions 1. Explain why the working men are celebrating in the first scene. Why does Marallus reproach them? The working men in the first scene are rejoicing because Julius Caesar has triumphed over the defeat of Pompey. Marallus reproaches the joyous crowd because they have done the same thing when Pompey was triumphant. He criticizes the people because they act only with what is trendy without views or opinions on...

When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Markers film La
When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Markers film, La Jetee, and Roland Barthess book, Camera Lucida, I was thinking only about their most obvious link: photography. The more I looked, though, the more Marker and Barthes seemed to have in common. It was almost uncanny. Some things had to be twisted a little, but the strangest sort of interplay between the two works seemed to be happening, and it felt as if I were the first to discover it. For example, the first lines in the ...

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...

We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story
We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined city and decides to keep a diary. This is against the law in Oceania. He felt his feelings begin to ...

HELPING THE HOMELESS
HELPING THE HOMELESS By Vilma Latalladi Ms. Vanderby November, 1998 On a chilly February afternoon, an old man sits sleeping on the sidewalk outside a New York hotel while the lunchtime crowd shuffles by. At the man's feet is a sign, which reads: Won't you help me? I'm cold and homeless and lonely. God bless You (Chambers 11). Imagine, if you can, the life this man leads. He probably spends his days alone on the street begging for handouts, and his nights searing for shelter from the cold. He...

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet is a book about life in the middle
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet is a book about life in the middle ages as it deals with the building of a cathedral at Kingsbury Prior. The characters in this book are very well developed rounded people that we the readers find ourselves either loving or hating. Anyone who reads this book will see that the line between the characters is drawn out early on. We can easily tell which of the characters we will like and the ones that we will hate. I am going to describe two of these characters T...

Ideas of success are often expressed in poetry and often these ideas a
Ideas of success are often expressed in poetry, and often these ideas are mixed between poetry from different authors. Two poems that express these feelings of success are Emily Dickinsons Success is Counted Sweetest and Edwin Arlington Robinsons Richard Cory. In both of these poems success is dealt with in sort of the same way this is that the theme of both is that success can only be realized in death in the Dickinson poem the success was attained by the characters and only realized in ...

Capital Punishment Is it Murder or do we Have the Right
Capital Punishment: Is it Murder or do we Have the Right? Can't we all just get along? said Rodney King. Way back in 1993, Rodney was beaten down by a Los Angeles police force. This is an example of the violence that takes place in our American society. Almost 95% of criminals in jail is from violence. To help reduce violence, our justice system has developed capital punishment. Capital punishment is only used in certain states because it has been debated whether it is right or not for many y...

Hamlet's Delay
Hamlet's Delay Everyone contains a tinge of Hamlet in his feelings, wants,and worries, and proudly so, for Hamlet is not like the other tragic heroes of his period. He stands apart from other Shakespeare's heroes in his today much discussed innocence. Is this supposed tragic hero maybe an ideal hero - one without the tragic flaw, which has been a part of the formula for the tragedy since the Golden age of Greece?; is a question that has been the field for many literary critics' battles. The mai...

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) First invented by Albert Hoffman in 1938. He was a Swiss chemist seeking to synthesize a new drug for the treatment of headaches. He obtained lysergic acid from ergot, a parasitic fungus that grows on the rye plant. From this he synthesized LSD. He tested it in laboratory animals for its analgesic (painkilling) properties using standard procedures. He stored it on a shelf for 5 years because it seemed inactive. Little did Hoffman know, he had just synthesize...

Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth In the theatre community, the role of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespear's Macbeth has always been one which is highly sought after by stage actresses. Perhaps this is because of the dominance she wields over her husband which was quite uncommon for a woman of Shakespear's time. Maybe it is because of the challenge which the progression from a strong ambitious wife to a suicidal and miserable one poses. Or, even yet, it might be because of the prestige that comes with playing a rol...

The Romantic Era
The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used...

To Watch or Not to Watch
To Watch or Not to Watch Television violence. In these days its the first thing that comes to the minds of parents turning on the television for their young children. Because over 90 million homes in the United states contain at least one television set, the graphic violence being shown in most of the programs is becoming a widespread problem (Rooldman 55). The problem of television violence has greatly increased over the years since the study of it got started in 1946, and it has had many las...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Through the effective use of irony and satire in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain exposes the hypocrisy inherent within the major social institutions of pre-civil war America. Twain also uses irony and satire to lessen societys views on slavery beliefs, education, and religion. In this novel, Twain belittles the idea of the societys view on slavery. When Pap stated that that he was going to go vote if he warnt too drunk to get there,...

By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real
By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real, nor that of truth, the era of simulation of inaugurated by a liquidation of all referentials-worse: with their artificial resurrection in the systems of signs, a material more malleable than meaning, in that it lends itself to all systems of equivalences . . . It is no longer a question of imitation, nor duplication, nor even parody. It is a question of substituting the signs of the real for the real. (Baudrillard,1994.,p...

Every line I have written since 1936 has been written directly or ind
Every line I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism, reads the preface to George Orwells satire, Animal Farm. The rest of that line, which reads And for Democratic Socialism as I understand it, was omitted from the 1956 edition of the book. Orwell has been called a traitor to the socialists, while at the same time becoming a sort of hero to the right wing. Animal Farm is not only a parody of Stalinist Russia, it also demonstrates that Russ...

Jane Austen born Dec 161775 the daughter of a country clergyman Austen
Jane Austen, born Dec. 16,1775, the daughter of a country clergyman, Austen spent her first 25 years in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. There as a child she wrote sprightly and amusing burlesques of contemporary sentimental fiction and composed early versions of her first three novels. Elinor and Marianne became Sense and Sensibility (1811), First Impressions (c.1796-97) became Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Susan, A Novel in Two Volumes became Northanger Abbey. When her father retired ...

Red Badge of Courage
Red Badge of Courage The moral portrayed in the book Red Badge of Courage has to do with courage and how one becomes courageous. In the beginning of the novel the author writes about a boy named Henry Fleming. This boy dreams about being a hero like the ones that he reads about in school. Little did this boy realize, it is much easier to dream about becoming a hero then to really be one. There are many aspects of being a hero. To become a hero one must be courageous, act on instinct, and not wo...

In his controversial novella Animal Farm George Orwell cleverly hides
In his controversial novella, Animal Farm, George Orwell cleverly hides political satire in his character, Napoleon, who destroys Old Majors idea of a utopian society. Orwell not only models this farm and what happens on it after the Russian Revolution, but he also portrays his revolutionary leaders as pigs as opposed to humans. Each animal on the farm has a counterpart in history; Napoleons counterpart is Stalin. At the beginning of the book, all the animals vow never to let themselves becom...

The Simpsons is a show that satirizes a vast variety of serious social
The Simpsons is a show that satirizes a vast variety of serious social issues. Although this particular episode is primarily about the attempted murder of Homer's boss and Springfield's wealthiest resident Montgomery Burns it still manages to satirize nearly every serious social issue that we are faced with today. The show satirizes these issues by using exaggeration or presenting them in unlikely situations. They relate the comedy to the audience by using the social issues that are familiar an...

Black Boy
Black Boy Part One: Southern Night Chapter 1 At Richards grandmothers house. He sets some curtains on fire which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richards mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. ...

Welcome to the wonderful world of programming You will see that my way
Welcome to the wonderful world of programming. You will see that my way of programming is the most efficient as well as productive. Programming is not mainly done for entertainment. It is done as a necessity. The process of writing a program should be composed of five parts. The first part is giving a good description of the program and outlining the program well. The second part involves flushing out the outline with details. The third part is proofreading as well as debugging the program to m...

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of stretching the truth in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you, the reader, but...

The Hidden Meaning
The Hidden Meaning The Red Badge Of Courage is more than just a story about a boy who goes off to war. Its a story about how we grow up and eventually find our true identity in life. Stephen Crane accomplishes this in The Red Badge Of Courage by using symbolism throughout the story. Certain characteristics are hidden within each soldier to help express the theme that Crane is trying to express to his readers. There were many hidden symbols throughout the story, but some of the most important o...

The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was sli...

The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody around- nobody big, I mean- except me. And I am standing on some edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, is I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they're running and they don't look where they are going I have to come out of somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in th...

E E Cummings
E. E. Cummings In the early twentieth century, an unfamiliar face arose with an unusual style of writing. His name was Edward Estlin Cummings. As a young man, Cummings wrote many poems and a few plays that would later be published. He enjoyed painting, which was also a reflection of his writing, and developed a style that was unique in any time period because it defied all rules of grammar and syntax. He used ambiguity as a means to open peoples' minds and challenge their intellect and to expre...

Confucianism and ancient Chinese society A closer look
Confucianism and ancient Chinese society: A closer look. Jason Lee Allen Confucianism was apparent in ancient Chinese culture in many ways. It was, in fact, the dominant force in shaping and defining many relationships in ancient china, such as between state and citizen, parent and child, and so forth. It also had the distinction of forming the basis of the Chinese Civil Service examination system, which was the first of its kind in the world and lasted two millennia. Confucianism was a traditi...

Subject Health Canola Oil information
Subject: Health & Canola Oil information. Canola oil comes from the rape seed, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rape is the Most Toxic of all-food plants. Like soy, rape is a weed. Insects will not eat it; it is deadly poisonous. The oil from the rape seed is a hundred times more toxic than soy oil! Canola is a semi- drying oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap and... Canola Oil Canola oil comes from the rape seed, referred to as the Canadian oil because Canada is mainly re...

Serial killers have been active since the 15th century yet we are stil
Serial killers have been active since the 15th century, yet we are still mesmerized by them. They have and will continue to shock and sicken us to the core of our being, yet they are treated as legends. We, the public, have a very perverse relationship with them and their evil deeds. Books and movies made regarding their atrocities make millions, yet they are still punished and some are put to death. Does this mean that there is a dark side to us all and we are using the active serial killers a...

SYMBOLISM ON HARPER LEES
SYMBOLISM ON HARPER LEES TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. This is what Atticus Finch tells his children after they are given air rifles for Christmas. Uniquely, the title of the classic novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, was taken from this passage. At first glance, one may wonder why Harper Lee decided to name h...

By Dwayne Mayor
By Dwayne Mayor The Once and Future King is T. H. White's classic and authoritative version of the saga of King Arthur. It is a work composed of five books: The Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind, and The Book of Merlyn. The first book may be the most well known, its story having been popularized by a Disney animated film, among other things. The last may be the least well known, having been left out of a single edition combining the...

The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in today's society. The...

Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 - 1527 were Florentinecontemporaries who work
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) were Florentinecontemporaries who worked for the government of Florence and who wrote about the histories oftheir city and country as well as about the politics of their time. Their philosophies toward politicalscience and the value of history were formed in the crucible of Florentine politics, especially in theafter math of the 1494 invasion by France and Charles VIII in the Italian Wars. Although friends and admirers of each other, their social classes and al...

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events w...

A committee on Outrages was appointed and from its report we gather th
A committee on Outrages was appointed, and from its report we gather the following facts showing the actual condition of the State. Out of forty-five counties, murders of colored men during the past year are reported in seventeen counties, and we are informed these murders are very common.1 This passage was from a black convention held in Macon, Georgia, during the year 1870. That was the period directly following the norths victory in the Civil War, and the whites contempt for blacks was at ...

The Culture War
The Culture War What is the culture war? The culture war is the overall fight against evil in today's society. There are three necessities in winning any war. 1, you must know that your are at war. 2, you must know who your enemy is. Finally 3, you must know what strategies, or weapons can defeat them.-How to Win the Culture War. Also, if you plan on defeating your enemy in this war you cannot 1, simply sew peace banners on a battlefield. 2, fight civil wars against your allies. And 3, u...

Leroi Jones - Amiri Baraka
Leroi Jones - (Amiri Baraka) Introduction- Leroi Jones was a very interesting man. He had many different views on culture and race. He was a talented man who shared his thoughts, feelings and opinions through his writing. Through this paper I feel that I have brought across the many ways he has touched the minds of people and brought the arts to an (at the time) under privileged minority. Initial response- The poem I choose called the Incident gave me a clear image of a man killing another ma...

Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni emerged as a poet during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Her poems, written during the revolution, reflect her views on racism and prejudices in society and her dislikes about the government. She calls for the unity of the African American people and the awareness to the coming Black revolution. However, Giovannis poems began to change in the late 1960s after the birth of her son. Her writing became less politically motivated and began to focus more on l...

Suds of Stories
Suds of Stories This ad caught my eye the second that I laid my baby blues upon it. The Miller brewing company poses these statements as questions in order to spark curiosity and interest in the reader's mind. The ad states/asks CHOICE HOPS? Miller knows that they use choice hops in their beer, but does the reader? This now puts a question in the present beer drinker's mind: Does my current beer use choice hops? And if the reader currently drinks Miller, then he or she has just discovered s...

Muller1
Muller1 I choose to do my research paper on the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, because I think that he is a very interesting, inspirational, and good man. I think that a lot of people do not know about the problems that are going on right now in Tibet. If more people were aware of these problems that I am going to explain then more people could try to persuade higher authorities to step in and try to stop the problems. It is sad that the most powerful country, America, cannot listen to the pleas of...

Hey Carrie hollers my Aunt Karla c'mon over here for a sec
Hey Carrie hollers my Aunt Karla, c'mon over here for a sec. I walk over to where Karla is sitting, expecting another one of her far-out stories about ghosts, fairies, aliens, or maybe little people once again. Now give me your hand. Rolling up my sleeve, I prepare myself for the worse. Over the years I have learned to expect anything from my flake-of-an-aunt. A very open mind is essential to have any conversation with her. Once she taught me how to find the answers to all my question...

The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II American Literatu
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II American Literature Gioielli 1 Rob Gioielli Mrs. McFarlan Senior English 6 Dec. 1994 Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hir...

Pre-Civil War New Orleans
Pre-Civil War New Orleans History New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the M...

MACBETH
MACBETH The use of the Classical Tragic Mold in character development In Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, there are many characters. Only one character stands out, and his name is in the title of the play. Macbeth's character was made in the mold of the ancient Greek tragic hero. Besides being endowed by Shakespeare with an abundance and variety of potential traits and characteristics, Macbeth also follows the Classical Tragic Mold, which is presented with a hefty supply of hubris, and in this ca...

I'm not Really Here
I'm not Really Here Josh Scott English 1 Ms. Campbell November 16, 1998 'I'm Not Really Here By: Tim Allen Plot: Tim Allen is left alone for the weekend while his family has gone camping with the girl scouts. He gets a call from Celebrity Cars at the last minute saying that they need a replacement, Tim accept and checks out his car. He finds that the only thing that is missing is the hood ornament. He knows he has to have it to finish the car so he starts searching for it. He looks throughou...