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ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark ' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don't for do not , shouldn't for should not , etc. for et cetera...

Adultery in the Seventeenth Century
Adultery in the Seventeenth Century Throughout the history of civilization, most adult humans have found that pairing off is the best way to start and raise a family. Every culture has its own way of treating these pairings from lifelong partnerships to a promise of just a few years. Some have been made for love and some for money. In some relationships, both partners are expected to remain faithful, in others only one is allowed to stray, and sometimes both members are given a free rein. A lo...

Mortal Life Under Chains
Mortal Life Under Chains Composition and Literature February 17, 2004 Beings of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshipped by a people. The single most important aspect of Greek mythology is the gods involved in each story. Gods are immortal, anamorphic beings with divine powers that none other than the gods themselves possess. The relationship between the Greek Gods and humankind throughout Greek mythology seems to be a give-and-take relationship. The Greeks believed that i...

Utopia
Utopia In the work Utopia,which is a product of imagination,More tells us about the flawless system of governing which he establishes.In his writings More reflects the aspirations of a Renaissance man.This both caused him to be considered as the Socrates of Europe and to be executed in the face of his disobedience against the king.Ideas of Humanism and Reformation had found refuge in Mores mind.While carrying such qualities in theory,he was in fact a staunch radical in real life.Although he had...

Claude McKay America
Claude McKay: America English Literature All aboard! Next stop. the new world! This phrase has been repeated many of times throughout history to all the people with hopes, dreams, and aspirations to live with dignity and absolute freedom. This was the case of one aspiring and venturous immigrant, Claude McKay. Believing in the equality and freedom of the poor and backwards peasantry he had left behind in Jamaica, he sought to establish a new life in the United States with a similar dream in h...

Artificial Nigger
Artificial Nigger In every society, the elders are known to serve as role models for younger generations. The elders equip themselves with the wisdom throughout their lifetime to benefit their youth. They pass on the knowledge, traditions, and moral values of the previous generations to the next. Even though there is always some degree of conflict between the older and the younger generations, the experiences of the childhood will forever leave their mark in the mentality of the youth. In The Ar...

Should Assistance Be Allowed
Should Assistance Be Allowed? 1 ENG 1301 3 December 2002 The origin of the word euthanasia is from the Greek eu meaning good and thanos meaning death. Euthanasia has been traced as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. These ancient societies approved of voluntary euthanasia. Religion increased as time passed and life was viewed to be sacred. This caused euthanasia to be seen as wrong in all forms. Euthanasia is the action of inducing the painless death of a person for reasons a...

BEOWULF
BEOWULF What can be known about a unique poem in a unique manuscript, dated around the year 1000 a.d.? What do we know about the circumstances of its composition? Is it literary, oral, or something in-between? What can we never know? Beowulf is both strange and familiar: it has some links with ancient classical poems like Homer's; 19thc ideas of it have been received and reworked in the course of the 20thc in academe, children's literature and adult popular culture; and yet it remains an ancient...

Book Review To Kill a Mocking Bird
Book Review (To Kill a Mocking Bird) Set in a small Alabaman town in the 1940s, the novels strength lies in demonstrating how bigotry works through stereotyping. Slap a label on thats a general condemnation and then you neednt look at the unique human being behind it. The title of the book pinpoints this theme: to kill a mockingbird, says one of the characters, is a sin (because mockingbirds) dont eat up peoples gardens, dont nest in corncribs, they dont do one thing but sing their hea...

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER How effectively does Buffy The Vampire Slayer use a fantasy world to explore real world issues? After exploring two episodes from Series one, I have come to the conclusion that in both cases, the sub plot relates to Buffys personal life and the real life issues give the audience a situation to which many teenagers can relate to. For example: In Out of mind, out of sight, the real world issue is that of school children feeling alone. Many teenagers have a great diffi...

Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundame
Equus is great art because it forces us to re-examine the very fundamentals of our existence. Discuss. The title statement seems to assume that we accept Equus as great art, leaving us to discuss the reason for why it is considered so. I would agree with this assumption, Equus is great art in that it does force its audience to re-examine the fundamentals of our existence to some extent. Fighting against Shaffers other great works, Equus is still widely considered his crowning dramatic achiev...

Happiness Platonic Aristotelian and Beyond
Happiness: Platonic, Aristotelian and Beyond HON 101 11-21-03 The ancient Greek word eudaimonia (eudaimonia), translated most often into English as happiness, derives from its roots eu approximated as good and daimon meaning spirit (M-W). The etymology of this term for good spirit reveals the inadequacy of happiness as its translation. The fleeting, immediate emotion usually called happy in English differs from the more lasting personality, disposition and condition implied b...

Fairies
Fairies A fairy is a tiny being with wings (such as butterflys, dragonflys wings) that looks exactly like a persons. Fairies are everlasting and can be either male or female. They live in everyday surroundings; mostly in forested areas, underwater, or in the Other World, where they frequently wage wars with other creatures. Fairies are said to have magical powers, such as the ability to change the weather, seasons, and to change night into day. Fairies are tricky creatures that can appear an...

FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENSTEIN Frankenstein is a reckless character. He is the true monster in this story. Discuss. Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein (Shelley), like many texts of the gothic genre, describes the actions, and resulting grave events, of the main character, Victor Frankenstein, who discovers how to create life and then uses this knowledge to create an intelligent being. Although this being is later responsible for the murder of many people, Frankenstein is not a monster for creating it, as he has re...

Good vs Evil
Good vs Evil EH 208 Final Exam Classics of World Literature Spring 2003 9) Choose at least five writers whose major theme is concerned with Good versus Evil. Explain how, what, and why this theme is important in their works. Writers who had the theme Good versus Evil include the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Dante, and ancient writings from Egypt. The Good Vs. Evil theme is very important in these works because it displays their value systems and their sense of morality. The underlying ...

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation. Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th...

In View From The Bridge
In View From The Bridge To what extent can Eddie Carbone be seen as a tragic hero? To find the meanings of a tragic hero, I must define what tragic and hero mean. A tragic event is an event that is disastrous, dreadful or fateful. A tragic story or play has a serious theme, which usually results in death or defeat. In real life, an example of a tragic event is unreturned love or a young person killed in a car crash. A hero is a man who displays courage or noble qualities and is often perceived a...

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar is a play about a political assassination. This play was written in 1599. This time was the Age of Discovery, and English men and women were hungry to learn about worlds other then their own. But the Elizabethans also saw history as a mirror in which to discover them selves and find answers to the problems of their lives. This play thought people about Roman politics. The type of gene that this play is history and tragedy. I pick both of this because the play shows th...

The role of a comic character Mercutio
The role of a comic character: Mercutio Shakespeare uses Mercutio as one of the characters to explore the relationship between comedy and tragedy in Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio, in his own comic role serves as a foil for Romeo by highlighting his youth, innocence and the purity of his love which sets Romeo as the innocent tragic hero. His rash purist of honour softens our impression of Romeos rashness and his concept of love as a physical pursuit casts Romeos love for Juliet into a spiritual li...

Monkey Attack
Monkey Attack It was a boiling hot day in the Balinese rainforest. My family and I decided to go to Indonesia for the summer holidays back in 1994 when I was only eight. My shirt was plastered to my back with sweat. Tourists were spilling out of the stalls, where they were buying Rolllex watches and fake Quiksilver T-shirts. My family decided to go on a monkey feeding tour. Our guide gave us each a bag of peanuts and directed us to a path leading into a huge, dark rainforest where the canopy o...

Symbolism
Symbolism Symbolism played an important part in the development of story. This narrative technique is used to give a significance to certain people or objects, which represent some other figure. The following table lists many of the examples of symbolism used throughout Golding's book. Object/CharacterRepresentsPiggy (and Glasses) Clear-sightedness, intelligence. Their state represents the status of social order.Ralph, The ConchDemocracy, OrderSimonPure Goodness, Christ Figure RogerEvil, SatanJa...

Oceans
Oceans A solemn tear gathered in the corner of my sea-green eye like water rippling on an ocean, scarring its peace. The strange thing about the ocean is that only when you see the whole body of it can you see the true olive-green color of the sea. But if you steal a part away from it and gaze deep into it all you see is yourself staring into a reflecting pool of water. I am an ocean. My emotions were churning and mixing in a swirl of uncertainty. Each one bit and tore the other, but still I rem...

An Analysis of Keats Ode to a Nightingale
An Analysis of Keats Ode to a Nightingale A Grecian Urn, Melancholy, a Nightingale and Indolence. What do all of these subjects have in common? Poet John Keats wrote odes to each in 1819. While each work reveals the beauty of Keats poetic capability, Ode to a Nightingale, thoroughly explores the poets conflicted view of human life. Keats style of this particular ode wonderfully applies imagery around the narrative while amplifying the speakers thought process to the audience. His ample us...

Othello is a classical tragedy Discuss this statement in the light of
Othello is a classical tragedy. Discuss this statement in the light of the play. The question of whether Othello is a classical tragedy relies on two major factors, the first obviously being the content of the play itself which I will discuss later, the second the definition of what a classical tragedy actually is. A classical tragedy can be defined as a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man of high estate. It was originally looked at by Aristotle, a great philosopher and ...

The Symbols of Poe
The Symbols of Poe Engl 102 May 24, 2004 What makes literary works considered great? And furthermore, what makes them withstand the tests of time? The answer can be found in the works power to evoke ideas and emotions from deep within the reader. Edgar Allen Poe produced many works of morbid and intense melancholy. But, his meticulous application of poetic symbolism as well as his scholarly diction in The Raven conjure up images far more compelling than mere grief or despair, and it therefore...

Denver hyper over loss of Pei paraboloid
Denver hyper over loss of Pei paraboloid Denverites trying to save the 1950s Zeckendorf Plaza by I.M. Pei, which had a notable hyperbolic paraboloid, failed. But they have started a movement, the Modern Architecture Preservation League, and issued a manifesto. It goes beyond preserving popular roadside architecture or symbols of modernism approved by the establishment (such as the Lever and the Seagrams buildings in New York). The thought of accepting modernism on its own terms may be a hard s...

Poetry Portfolio CHAPTERS Achievements
Poetry Portfolio CHAPTERS, (Achievements) In 1793, Wordsworth published his first two books of verse, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. Each was a longish poem in heroic couplets, the dominant English verse form of the eighteenth century. Essentially backward-looking in style and sensibility, they were false starts for a radical thinker who would soon also be the most revolutionary poet of the time. He met Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a twenty-two-year-old fellow poet and radical, who alread...

The Globe
The Globe In Elizabethan England (1558-1606), plays and the theater were the most common forms of entertainment. A traveling acting company traveled to towns and set up a stage wherever they couldusually an inn. The traveling actors were usually despised, and treated like vagabonds. James Burbage decided to build a permanent place where these actors could perform. In 1567 the Theatre was built. It was a huge success. More playhouses were built in London. Then the plague struck London in 1592. A...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the author uses the story of a sailor and his adventures to reveal aspects of life. This tale follows the Mariner and his crew as they travel between the equator and the south pole, and then back to England. The author's use of symbolism lends the work to adults as a complex web of representation, rather than a children's book about a sailor. First, in the poem, the ship symbolizes the body of man....

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I will examine and describe the relationships of Juliet - the sweet girl who is in love with Romeo, Nurse - who is the minder of Juliet, Mercutio - Romeos dear friend and Tybalt- who is an enemy of Romeo. These characters are all from the play Romeo and Juliet, which is written by William Shakespeare. Juliet is a young, beautiful teenager who is aged 14. Juliet is set to marry Paris because of her mother, father and the nurse who think that Paris should be a g...

The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner ...

Studying Drama
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: Studying Drama The text Studying Drama written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos...

Alec DUrberville a Heroic Tragedy
Alec DUrberville, a Heroic Tragedy 2/4/2004 Honors English 10 Tess of the DUrbervilles essay Aristotle first defined the meaning of what a tragic hero was in the times of ancient Greece. Today that same definition is still being used, appearing in countless literary works. Thomas Hardys Tess of the DUrbervilles is no exception. In the novel, the character Alec DUrberville is a wonderful example of what a tragic hero is. His personal flaws lead to the own demise of himself and the people aro...

THE ART OF BODY PIERCING
THE ART OF BODY PIERCING There are multiple body art forms in the world today. The art of body piercing has a colorful history that spans many centuries. (History) As a relatively new trend all over the world it represents a new area of interest. Though body piercing is controversial these days, the opinions are divided. The opposition states that rebellion insights body piercing while the practicians say that it brings personal fulfilment. Supporters sustain that body piercing should be viewed ...

The Leiden Hymns
The Leiden Hymns Ancient Egyptian Poetry The Leiden Hymns evoke images of the sun god as one preeminent god, master of all creation, and the father of all other gods. This group of poems was found written on papyrus and can be dated from the reign of Ramses II (1238 B.C.) who was one of the greatest pharaohs of this era. It was probably composed by a poet-priest who uses metaphor extensively to evoke the image of the all creative being, Amun. As a poem of evocation, it has echoes that may be hea...

The Oresteia
The Oresteia As Aeschylus wrote the Oresteia, the only trilogy to survive from ancient Greece, he filled it with double-meanings, vivid and oftentimes gory imagery, and more themes than most scholars could unravel in a lifetime. Aeschylus takes many common themes and transforms them into a perverse version of their accustomed meaning. One example of this can be found in the recurring image of light. Whereas many authors and poets use this image in a context such that light exemplifies all that i...

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, has been interpreted and addressed considerably over the years. One of the main theories is that this poem is a Christian reading, that is, it has been written with religious symbolism scattered throughout. The main theme throughout the poem is that through all the sin and evil, good can still squeeze through. The mariner brings through this theme. We the audience, follow as he falls from good ...

Theme How true love ultimately triumphs
Theme: How true love ultimately triumphs Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is set in an intense atmosphere of hatred between two families. The lovers are victims of the sin of their families and in the end it is their death and suffering which overcomes the hatred between the families. This drama tells us that true love ultimately triumphs and survives over and destroys hate because the deaths of the lovers end the feud between the families. We are first introduced to this important theme in the Pr...

Third Exam
Third Exam Third Exam. Take-Home. Due April 21st; your grade declines one grade level for each day late. If you use any web source, use quote marks and list citation; presentation as your own writing of a web source or a published book or article will get an F for the course (remember how easy it is to search the web). Retain a copy of your paper and be prepared to explain your answers in an oral examination. Instructions: Type your paper and write no more than 2,000 words in toto. Answer questi...

William Wordsworth 1770-1850
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English 102 2/4/04 William Wordsworth, a poet from England, was the leading poet of the Romantic Movement in England. Wordsworth has written many poems and also collaborated on some too, with other leading poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. William Wordsworth born on April 7, 1770 at Cockermouth on the River Derwent, in the heart of the lake district that he would come to be a legend in his poetry. William, son of the lawyer John Wordsworth was the second of fi...

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights Plot Overview In the late winter months of 1801, a man named Lockwood rents a manor house called Thrushcross Grange in the isolated moor country of England. Here, he meets his dour landlord, Heathcliff, a wealthy man who lives in the ancient manor of Wuthering Heights, four miles away from the Grange. In this wild, stormy countryside, Lockwood asks his housekeeper, Nelly Dean, to tell him the story of Heathcliff and the strange denizens of Wuthering Heights. Nelly consents, and...

A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties History 105 Research Paper Over the years China has grown to have an exquisite culture, and to be a leader in the industrial empire. China has made some of the largest discoveries and has built some of the worlds greatest structures. Much of this happened in ancient times under the rule of Chinese emperors. The rule of the different empires spaned over many decades. Each new emperor trying to do something which they would be remembered for. The result is an impr...

The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy....

Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain forms when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce rain, snow, or another kind of precipitation. This kind of pollution may also be suspended in fog or deposited in a dry form. Acid rain is most common in North America and Europe. Acid rain has also been detected in other areas of the world such as tropical rain forests of Africa. Canada has placed limitations on the sulfur emissions. The United States has not, so the emissions may stil...

Continental Congress
Continental Congress The Continental Congress met in one of the most conservative of the seaport towns from which the revolutionary movement stemmed. Philadelphia patriots complained that there was more Toryism in Pennsylvania than in all the colonies combined; certainly the Quakers who dominated the province were more concerned in putting down radicalism at home than resisting tyranny from abroad. The character of the delegates who assembled in Philadelphia in September 1774 was likewise a good...

Ancient Greek Medicine
Ancient Greek Medicine While Greek Medicine particularly from the 5th century B.C onwards, increasingly used scientific method to develop cures, there still however remained people that considered medicine to be a religion. The ancient Greeks (Hellenic) made important discoveries about the human body and health, so by the sixth century BC, medicinal practices focused largely on a more clinical approach involving observation. Their discoveries were made by firstly studying the human anatomy using...

Ancient History Assessment Task
Ancient History Assessment Task Ancient history assessment task In this assessment task we have been asked to choose an aspect of life in Roman Britain i chose to do my assessment task on settlement types and in an essay form. I have chosen this topic because it interests me in the way that the Romans have engineered and altered what was seen to be a barbaric area. I will also be answering three questions which I have researched on as included: which factors led to change and continuity under R...

Ancient Greeks and Romans
Ancient Greeks and Romans The achievements of the ancient Greek and Romans have influenced our lives more than we could possibly imagine. To this day we still use many ideas and ways of life that they used thousands of years ago. Many of the modern, public, government buildings and monuments reflect the design features of the ancient Greeks and Romans because of their elegance and beauty. Architecture today has been shaped by the ancient Romans and Greeks architectural design features. The way t...

Antigone
Antigone The story of Antigone is about Antigones brother whose body has been left unburied because of crimes against the state. The sight of her brother being unburied drives Antigone to go against the law and bury her brother regardless of the consequences. The concept of the Greek afterlife was far more important and sacred than living itself. Everything they did while they were alive was to please the many gods they worshipped. They built temples for their gods, made statues to symbolize th...

Egyptian History
Egyptian History History Egypt has one of the most ancient civilizations of the world. Its history spans over five millennia. The pharaohs ruled Egypt for about 3 000 years until it was conquered by the Greeks, then by the Romans. In 639 AD, it was conquered by Islams from Syria . In 1517 the Ottomans took over until Napoleon came to Egypt in 1798. Egypt remained under English and French domination until the 1950s, until the revolution of 1952. Traditions and Customs As in their holy book the Q...