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Beowulf
Beowulf In various works dwelling throughout British Literature, the main characters obtain individual moral qualities. These qualities are what differentiate the distinctive complexity of the character. In this heroic epic, Beowulf, the famous warrior from the land of the Geats, must carry out his duty by assisting the Danish people, ruled by King Hrothgar, to kill the evil monster who was continuously invading the royal meadhall, Herot, for over twelve years. This eminent tale, translated by ...

Introduction
Introduction Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is a species of marine alga found along the Pacific coast of North America from central California to Baja California. Although it begins life as a microscopic spore at the ocean floor, this species may grow to lengths of 60 m (200 ft) with its upper fronds forming a dense canopy at the surface. Giant kelp prefers depths less than 40 m (120 ft), temperatures less than 20 C (72 F), hard substrate such as rocky bottoms, and bottom light intensities...

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins (a Newberry Award Book) by Scott ODell Characters: Karana, Kimki, the Aleuts, & Jen-o Setting: an island called The Island of the Blue Dolphins What I liked about the book: I liked that the story took place in 1000 BC because I like stories that took place long ago. This story begins when the Aleuts come to the Island of the Blue Dolphins. The Aleuts said that they had a compromise with the Indians that lived on the island. They said that they would give the Indians...

Tainted Innocence
Tainted Innocence Many times when people are in a foreign place, it is hard for them to adapt to its people, customs, and conditions. It takes much time, the influence of others, and the desire to acclimate in order to eventually fit in. Daisy Miller, a young, pretty, nave American girl experiences much difficulty in her attempt to acclimate to society. Her flirtatious, misleading personality, refusal to follow societal customs, and stubborn naivete make it impossible for her to acclimate to s...

Critical Book Review Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
.Critical Book Review: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin is the story of the trials and tribulations of slaves in Kentucky a few years prior to the dawn of the Civil War. Although there are many characters in this novel, all with their own adventures and character, the book mostly focuses on two slaves, Uncle Tom and Eliza. Uncle Tom and Eliza both worked for Mas'r Shelby on his plantation in Kentucky near the Kentucky-Ohio border. Tom is the most trusted and loyal o...

The Death of My Grandmother
The Death of My Grandmother It was a rainy day in October, so I ended up staying inside the dorm playing on my computer. The phone rang and it was my mother telling me that my grandmas condition has worsened. She told me that I had to try to come home right away because my grandmother was only going to live through the night. I looked over at the clock to see that is was five oclock. Knowing the bus and train have already made their last departures from Pittsburgh, I decided to fly even thoug...

Transportation from after the Civil War to 1890
Transportation from after the Civil War to 1890 Since humans have become civilized, transportation has played a key role in society even up to today. Starting out simple with the wheel and small boats to now airplanes and high powered cars. But the point of transportation has remained virtually unchanged, to get something, somewhere, quickly and cheaply. The methods of doing this are many, but some ideas that have defined our generation were discovered and refined right before the 1900s. These...

Love Used By Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Love Used By Francis Scott Fitzgerald Throughout Francis Scott Fitzgeralds short literary works, the theme of love is frequently depicted. Love is used by Fitzgerald to display how he believes people begin to feel affection for others. He demonstrates people having feelings of love for each other, and proving their love. These are often demonstrated through romantic plots; Usually a character may win the love of a woman through the accomplishment of some heroic deed or act. Besides romantic ...

Farewell to Arms
Farewell to Arms Plot Summary The story opens with Henry as a tenant in the Italian army. He is an ambulance driver and is stationed with his friend, Rinaldi. Rinaldi tells Henry of a nurse who is living nearby that he likes. He then drags Henry to the hospital. Once at the hospital, Henry meets the nurse that Rinaldi had been talking about. Her name is Catherine Barkley. They almost immediately get together but for different reasons. Henry just wants someone to be with but Catherines reason i...

The world shouts at you telling you that what you are doing is wrong a
The world shouts at you, telling you that what you are doing is wrong and that you will face the consequences of your unimaginable actions. However, your heart, the thing which no society can truly master, tells you that helping this slave is the correct thing to do. Throughout the pages of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, there are constant examples of how Hucks morals were unique and just. Hucks idea of right from wrong tends to be individual and independent from that which is imp...

MOBY DICK VS JAWS ESSAY
MOBY DICK VS. JAWS ESSAY Moby Dick, one of the greatest works of American literature written, and Jaws, one of the nations top selling blockbuster movies, can both be considered masterpieces of their time. Written by different authors, in completely different time frames, these two classics still manage to share dozens of similar themes and plots. Perhaps Jaws was written off from Moby Dick, but the differences between the two make it hard to tell. To describe the character similarities between...

In The Epic of Gilgamesh there is a being called Gilgamesh who is almo
In The Epic of Gilgamesh there is a being called Gilgamesh who is almost perfect. He is two-thirds god and one-third man. He is mortal, but walks equal with the gods of Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh had unintentionally won the heart of Ishtar, the goddess of love, but he rejected her love and in turn Ishtar wanted revenge. So she struck ill Gilgamesh's friend Enkidu out of anger for her unreturned love. Gilgamesh was upset that his actions had caused his friend pain. Enkidu died in shame and that only...

Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the b...

April 15 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in Amer
April 15, 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step in making the biggest breakthrough in sports history, It was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, which was also the first game of any kind of organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. By doing so, he opened the door for future African-Americans to play organized athletics a...

Snorkeling with a Parachute
Snorkeling with a Parachute Stephanie Morrison September 24, 1997 Revised October 22, 1997 Schram-Bishop Pace 111, Writing 1 Descriptive/Narrative Snorkeling with a Parachute Snorkeling is usually described as serene and beautiful. Nevertheless, due to my inadequate swimming skills, my experience with snorkeling progressed from a serene and beautiful experience, to being as frightening as jumping out of an airplane without a parachute! But just as a pilot would not let someone jump out of an ai...

St-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux Franc
St.-Andre-de-Cubzac is parallel to the Dordogne river in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux was a small town based on wineries and surrounded by vineyards. Here lived a successful businessman who sold real estate, deeds, and marriage contracts. He had four sons in which one became a businessman, like his father. This sons name was Daniel Cousteau. Daniel was a prominent businessman who liked to invent and play sports. Daniel was married to Elizabeth and she gave him two sons, one Phillipe and one Jacq...

Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the New World! This commonly held belief is wrong. Columbus didn't reach the New World until 1492, 491 years after Leif Erikson's arrival in 1001 AD. Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot in the New World, opening a new land rich with resources for the Vikings to explore. But for some unknown reason, the Vikings only made a few voyages to the New World after Leif. Unfortunately, this caused his discovery to remai...

Women of the Civil War
Women of the Civil War Many people overlook the role of women in war. It is said even by women that the men go off to fight, and the women stay home and wait. Well here is a paper about women who didnt sit home and wait for their husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and sweethearts to come back. They did something to help their country when it needed it most. Women Who Fought As many as 400 women from the North and South disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the army. Amy Clarke volunteere...

One of the things I like about writing this column is that I
One of the things I like about writing this column is that I hear from (and about) a lot of clever people. In fact, I've been keeping a file on them for some time now. As I was browsing through it the other day, I realized that these unusually gifted people deserve some recognition. So, herewith my first annual (only?) Clever Writer Recognition Awards. The categories and winners are: Best lead for a newspaper column. Mike Nichols of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, for his lead to a column titled ...

COUNTRY LIVING
COUNTRY LIVING MELISSA PARRISH COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS I 12/07/1998 Country life is much better than living in the city. Country living is very peaceful. There are many advantages when living in the country. Privacy is something you might not get in the city, but out in the country the opportunity is there. You can let your dogs run free, with out having to chain them up when youre gone. When summer comes around there are many things that you can do, like go fishing whenever, take a boat ride ,...

Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordoff James Norman Hall
Mutiny on the Bounty, by: Charles Nordoff & James Norman Hall Summery: The Bounty, set sail from England to Tahiti, to bring back breadfruit to England. During the return home, a mutiny occured and Captain Bligh with eighteen crew members and put into a 23 foot open boat. They were given very little food or waterto survive on. They did the impossible and made it 4,000 miles to the Dutch East Indies were they got a ride back to England. The mutineers were led by Fletcher Christian who was the ...

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...

History of Roman Government
History of Roman Government The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They've had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they a...

The Lesson
The Lesson Tony Cade Bambaras story The Lesson is a story about a lesson from a real life that Miss.Moore tries to teach her students. Points she points out are about a real life, poverty and luxury, and about her personal view that money is not shared as it is supposed to in a democratic society. She tries to show the contrast between being really poor and being really rich. Since these are 1960s, Sylvia and her cousins havent had a chance to watch the TV and to see what the rest of the w...

Age of Discovery
Age of Discovery In this essay I would be comparing and contrasting the European explorers and the Polynesian voyages. The Eurpean explored for the three G's. The three G's were God, Glory, and Gold. The European voyagers took God everywhere they went. The took God to the New lands that they discover. They bring missionaries to spread God to the new lands that they discover. Some of their instruments that they used were the compass, astrolabe, and the sextant. The compass was used as a navigati...

This book is a very good mix of horror and Biology In the book the mai
This book is a very good mix of horror and Biology. In the book, the main story was how a large businessman finds a way to bring back the dinosaurs. But by doing this he has unleashed animals that are not prone to the humans or anything in this life style. To make the Dinosaurs the Geneticists found a way of collecting DNA from the petrified misquitos found in fossilized Amber. The story starts with a quick over lay of the modern Genetics that we know of. This is a very interesting chapter beca...

Saint John Nepomucene Neumann
Saint John Nepomucene Neumann Saint John Nepomucene Neumann was born and baptized March 28, 1811. His father, Philip Neumann, was so proud the day his first son was born Neumann was baptized John Nepomucene Neumann in honor of the glorious patron of Bohemia in the village church of Prachatitz Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). Johns father was a German Immigrant from Obernburg in lower Bavaria. His mother and father raised all three of there children to love God and be faithful Catholics. John deeply a...

Physical Features
Physical Features The manatee is a marine mammal that lives all around the world. Because it is a mammal, it gives birth to live young, is warm blooded, and breathes air. They have two pectoral fins and a paddle shaped tail. Their fins are for pulling grass and weeds near the mouth. They use their tail for swimming. Also, their fins are used for steering in the water and crawling across the bottom. Its head and face are wrinkled. The snout has a few thick, stiff whiskers on it. The manatee is a...

SCUBA DIVING
SCUBA DIVING 1) Will I have to go to college for this? Where will I go? There are no college courses needed to become a scuba diver. However, there are many colleges that offer scuba diving as a class. The College of Oceaneering in California is one institution for diver training. In order to scuba dive, you must get certified with an organization that certifies. There is PADI, NAUI, NASDS, SSI, BSAC, PDIC, IDEA, YMCA, AND TDI. Although they are different organizations, they all meet the basic ...

James Cook who was born on October 2 1728 was famous for his three gre
James Cook, who was born on October 2, 1728, was famous for his three great voyages to the South Pacific Ocean and North American coastal waters. He was born in Marton, England as the son of a farm laborer. He spent his early years as an apprentice for a firm of ship owners. He enlisted in the British Navy in 1755. In four years he had become a master and spent eleven years, 1756 to 1767, charting the North Atlantic coastal waters off of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and the Saint Lawrence River...

What Went Wrong in the Bay of Pigs Invasion
What Went Wrong in the Bay of Pigs Invasion During the Bay of Pigs Invasion, there were many problems with the actual plan, and this is what caused the failure. Frankly, I feel that this plan was very good, and don't know where the fatal mistake was if I hadn't read about it, because it wasn't very obvious. The Inspector General suggested these conclusions on page 143 of the Inspector General's Survey of the Cuban Operation: 1.The Central Intelligence Agency, after starting to build up the res...

Eddie Hill Biography
Eddie Hill, Biography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recently voted as one of the most popular drivers in the history of motorsports, 63-year-old drag racing legend Eddie Hill continues to thrill his adoring fans throughout thecountry and around the world in 1999. Hill's life-long pursuit of being the fastest manalive once again finds him behind the wheel of his instantly recognizable Pennzoil IMatco Tools Top Fuel Dragster competing in the Nati...

All through history man always seems to be at war In some cases he is
All through history, man always seems to be at war. In some cases he is the attacker, in others the defender. In both cases, these wars are broken down into two basic elements, the battles that are fought and the individuals who fight them. In The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane talks about conflict, courage, fear, cowardice, heroism, victory, and defeat. These elements make up the exploits of war we record in our history books. This paper will deal with war, more specifically, a special ex...

April 27 1999
April 27, 1999 Well, Ive managed to do it. Ive been taken over by the college lifestyle! Here I am, 4 months into my first year of college, and it feels like its only been a few days since I first moved into my assigned cubical-333. My grades absolutely suck. Ive never made such horrible grades in my life-I mean, who ever thought that you could actually get a G on an exam? Or at least thats what the 37 equals out to be. My social life is about the ONLY thing I seem to be succeeding at ...

Eagerly I pick up a Newspaper from the corner store On the cover an ar
Eagerly, I pick up a Newspaper from the corner store. On the cover an article reads INDIAN REMOVAL COMPLETED Unbidden memories come to mind, and I remember seeing the Indian tribe known as the Cherokee march through my town. I saw weak and fatigued people forced to walk across almost 3 states to their new home that they have never seen before. The combined impact of being physically tortured and starved, and the emotional pain of being uprooted from land theyve owned for generation, was too ...

Diversity Among The Ages
Diversity Among The Ages Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other. Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today. Diversity in America started in 1492 between the ...

The Character of Huckleberry Finn
The Character of Huckleberry Finn Huck Finn is a character in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. He is also one of the most well known book characters of all-time, and probably the most well known character in a Mark Twain novel. The characteristics Huck displays throughout the entire book also does make him one of the most interesting characters of all-time. Huck is not only the main character, but also the narrator of this classic. Although this book contains many humorous scen...

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain chronicles his life on the Missi
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain chronicles his life on the Mississippi River. In this unique autobiography, Twain tells of his boyhood ambitions, his adventures learning to pilot steamboats as a cub pilot, and of his last voyage on the Mississippi, with many of his personal anecdotes that he collects. Changes in the use of the steamboat are often told through this novel. This novel begins in Hannibal, Missouri, Twains hometown. A majority of this story, though, occurs on steamboats in th...

The American Revolution
The American Revolution There were many reasons to start the revolution against the British. One of the main reasons was the tax that was placed on the many every day items such as sugar, tea, glass, almanacs, paper, and pamphlets. This tax lead to many different situations such as riots and other things like tar and feathering. These thing and many more would lead to The Boston Tea Party. This was an act to get the tax on tea lifted. The cry was No Taxation without Repersentation. The Boston...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn At first glance, people may seem very different than they really are. This is true in books as it is in life. Mark Twain decided to bring this through in his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, through the title character. At first, he may seem to be a bad seed, but despite all the petty thieving and lying, Huck is at base a moral person. Firstly, Huck feels compassion for people even when most folks think they do not deserve it. At one point in the n...

NEW ATLANTIS
NEW ATLANTIS WE sailed from Peru, where we had continued by the space of one whole year, for China and Japan, by the South Sea, taking with us victuals for twelve months; and had good winds from the east, though soft and weak, for five months' space and more. But then the wind came about, and settled in the west for many days, so as we could make little or no way, and were sometimes in purpose to turn back. But then again there arose strong and great winds from the south, with a point east; whi...

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. Its 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...

When people associate racial background with America most people autom
When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country started to deve...

Mark Twain one of the most prolific writers in American history used h
Mark Twain, one of the most prolific writers in American history, used his previous experiences as an inspiration for his most widely acclaimed literary works. By reading and studying his books, one learns many things about the type of life he led. In some novels, an individual reader can experience his childhood adventures first hand. In his later works there are portions about the importance of love in the family, but, of course, there is always the indomitable wisecrack. John Marshall Clemen...

Thresher Shark
Thresher Shark The thresher shark is in the order Selachii and family Alopiidae. Its genus species is Alopias vulpinus for the common thresher sharks which coloring varies from coppery-brown to bronze color above, with metallic hues; the undersides are white or with the Alopias supercilious for the big eyed thresher which have a dark brown to metallic black with paler ventral surface for coloring. Thresher sharks called the fox shark, whiptail, thrasher, swiveltail, swingle tail. The big eyed t...

The Romans were the first true force to convert to Christianity During
The Romans were the first true force to convert to Christianity. During their reign they would conquer and command heathen tribes into obeying this new found religion. However, the Roman Empire would decay, disappear and then it was left to another group to take over. The Irish would eventually become a driving force behind Christianity; peaceably converting and forming new ideas and thought behind the religion itself. Thus, the Irish unknowingly save civilization. To put things in perspective,...

C 1749
c. 1749 As the ship drew closer to the shore, we were able to, through the cracks of the ship, see the harbor and land! It was the first time seeing land for over 3 months. In the harbor we saw many other ships similar to ours. As we came to a stop in the harbor, men boarded the ship. They separated us and examined us thoroughly. They had us do foolish things like jump up and down and point to the land to show that we understood where we were to end up. The abundance of white man created great ...

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain Salil Shah Period-E Doctor Warren went to the surgery room to wake Johnny. He did so, partly to inform him that the war had begun, and to tell him to meet up with him in Cambridge. Johnny had expected to hear the news of war today. The first thing that came to his mind was if Rab had been injured. In a way he was frightened but also anxious to fight for his country. Doctor Warren explained his instructions to the half-asleep boy. Tonight you are to go to the Farmers houses and t...

In A Passage to India Forster repeats certain lines and puts them in o
In A Passage to India Forster repeats certain lines and puts them in other variations or situations to make a point. In the second chapter Aziz was talking with Mohammedan, they debated whether or not an Indian could be a friend with an Englishman. The conclusion of their debate ended with this statement, friendship with the invader is impossible. Then Aziz is summoned to his chief, Dr. Callender, and on the steps of his bungalow two English women came out, Aziz lifts his hat in respect, the...

Jack Armontrout was a fifteen year old kid who lived in Rio Rancho
Jack Armontrout was a fifteen year old kid who lived in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He lived in a residential area and was a drug dealer. He was the person that you stayed away from, and everyone was always talking about what kind of trouble he was in. Well, one day he was in town getting ready to score some crystal meth from his supplier. He was walking down central and he saw his friend walking towards him. He started to call out to him and then wham! He felt the wince of pain from the bumper o...