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Biography and History Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl
Biography and History Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl
Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, tha
Hemingway's Paris and the american exodusYou are the lost generation s
Hemingway's Paris and the american exodusYou are the lost generation s
Hemingway's Paris and the american exodus You are the lost generation, said Gertrude Stein, the woman that knew them well. You could see them sitting in the cafes all day long, busy drinking and socializing, or boxing in the gym, playing tennis. Ernest Hemingway was one of them, one of the many american expatriots that came to Paris in the 1920's. They were mostly writers, some artists, all reunited on the left bank, all in search of happiness and inspiration. Hemingway put his sejour in Paris
Animal Farm compared to the Russian Revolution
Animal Farm compared to the Russian Revolution
Animal Farm compared to the Russian Revolution All of the characters in Animal farm have counterparts in real life. This book was based on the Russian Revolution, and all the important populace of the revolution are symbolized. Some of the animals represent individuals in the Russian Revolution, and some types of animals represent different types of Russian citizens. The book carries out much like the actual revolution. It starts out with hopes of an empire where all are equal and the unfair un
Summary and Synthesis of Mike Rose's Lives on the Boundary
Summary and Synthesis of Mike Rose's Lives on the Boundary
Summary and Synthesis of Mike Rose's Lives on the Boundary Carl Woodward's article in the Battalion relating to the idea that undergraduates do not care about important issues is on average totally inaccurate. Lives on the Boundary, an excellent, informative essay by Mike Rose is a great example of how and why education should be equal for everyone. My fellow classmates and I mostly agree with Mike Rose's essay and disagree with Carl Woodward's opinion. We care about important issues and th
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein The character named Victor in the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly, is a likable figure. His demeanor on the whole was very pleasant as he grew from a boy into an adult. Victor’s passion for the sciences is very strong, and had stayed studious in his youth. Victor’s mother died when he was age 17, and that is when he decides that he will discover a way to rid the world of sickness and death, so people could stay with each other forever. Victor went on to medical school, and
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield Massachusetts in 1904. He went to Dartmouth College and Oxford University as an English Literature student. He started writing for the Jack'o Lantern the Dartmouth College humor magazine, a
Critic On Huckleberry Finn
Critic On Huckleberry Finn
Critic On Huckleberry Finn I felt that this novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain is appropriate and necessary to illustrate the attitudes of pre-Civil war Americans. To me, this book just shows the life of two runaway people and their life along the Mississippi River. The first time I read this book, I really did not realize that Mark Twain was discriminating blacks. I think that the NCAAP is too worried about literature. Mark Twain probably wrote this book and used terms su
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY Synonyms/Antonyms One of the major themes of Lord of the Flies is evil. In the novel, evil involves fear, hatred, and ugliness. The following words, taken from the novel reflect that theme of evil. Each underlined word below is followed by a definition, a synonym, and a page (p.) and line (l.) number. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the novel to the page and line on which the word appears. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the nov
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions. The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a true and complete picture of war, a book which thrusts aside romantic machinery in favor of dramatic
Pyramids
Pyramids
Pyramids The Egyptians believed that their kings were gods. Even after they had died, the rulers continued to affect daily life through their supernatural powers. In his new life in the underworld, the king would need everything he needed while alive, and he needed his home to last for eternity. While alive, Egyptian kings lived in palace of mud-brick, wore linen roves, and slept in wooden beds. In their gentle climate, more substantial comforts were not needed. But eternity last a whole lot lo
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison The Doors. There's the known. And there's the unknown. And what separates the two is the door, and that's what I want to be. Ahh wanna be th' door. . . - Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous authors. You must cast aside your ignora
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a steamy cyber affair with who he thought to be a23-year-old woman. He later found out the she, to his dismay, was an 80-year-old man living in aMiami nursing home. Things like this happen everyday, people mask their sex and age to avoid orattract attention on the Internet. This is only one of the reasons why the government wants tocensor the Internet. They claim they want to ‘protect’ the children by limiting the amount of‘re
Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works ta
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With thebrass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, theblood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing allthe symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with thethought of
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense
Greenspan - The Case for the Defense My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of todays society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the works of Edward Greenspan. The superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan's life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive and Natural influences in the cour
The world today seems to be going crazy The Unabomber's Manifesto
The world today seems to be going crazy The Unabomber's Manifesto
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Unabomber's Manifesto It was May 25th 1978, Terry Marker was on his usual patrol on campus at the University of Illinois. This earmark package, addressed to an engineering professor at Rensselaer from a material science professor at Northwestern, was found in a parking lot. What seemed like an insignificant misplaced parcel was about to start a reign of terror and the longest manhunt in U.S. history. Officer Marker retrieved the package and began to
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons lose their dignity and self-respect and are unable to communicate; life in such a form no longer meets meets the basic criteria of human-ness. (O'Keefe, A1) Under these circumstances only should Euthanasia be practiced and then only passively (pulling the plug”). “Dutch Death, Euthanasia, doctor assisted suicide, whatever you want to call it, it should not be legalized. People should live their lives for as lo
The Killer Angels
The Killer Angels
The Killer Angels Joseph E. Seguin Ms. Weis U.S. History AP 5 December 1996 THe Killer Angels Opinion and Commentary In the novel The Killer Angels, Mr. Shaara's historical accuracy is unquestionable. He has written this fabulous (Pulitzer Prize winning) novel. Although the heroic suicidal charge of the 10th Minnesotans on the second day of the battle was left out, Shaara focuses on Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine which makes up for the lapse. It is safe to say that no ot
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Early Influences on Huck Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Early Influences on Huck Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Early Influences on Huck Finn Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boys coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel b
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really theyre as Holden put it phonies. This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950s; so Im pretty sure that he didnt encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a none conformist. But I doubt it, he
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy's coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800's. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life
John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck A Common Man’s Man “I never wrote two books alike”, once said John Steinbeck (Shaw, 10). That may be true, but I think that he wrote many of his novels and short stories based on many of the same views. He often focused on social problems, like the “haves” verses the “have nots, and made the reader want to encourage the underdog. Steinbeck’s back ground and concern for the common man made him one of the best writers for human rights. John Steinbeck was born in Salians, Californi
The book I chose to read is called The Touch of Magic written by Loren
The book I chose to read is called The Touch of Magic written by Loren
The book I chose to read is called The Touch of Magic written by Lorena A. Hickok. The story was about Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller’s wonderful teacher. I had never heard of Anne before I read this book, but while looking in the library my mom explained to me who she was and she seemed like she would be an interesting person to do it on. I was right. Anne Sullivan Macy was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. At the age of nine she was taken to the outskirts of Tewksbury,
Oscar Wilde real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on
Oscar Wilde real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on
Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable following. As
David LettermanDavid Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indi
David LettermanDavid Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indi
David Letterman David Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indiana. He was born to Joseph and Dorothy Letterman. After reading the novel, David Letterman: On Stage and Off by Rosemarie Lennon, I have learned about all his struggles and joys. Because of this book, I feel sorry towards one of the funniest people on Earth, David Letterman. I also admire him for his good acts and abilities. To realize why I feel what I feel toward Letterman, you have to look at some of the main points in
Chris Ivie
Chris Ivie
Chris Ivie American Literature Dr. Breeden 10/2/96 Many of Ernest Hemingway's books have had different meaning and all could be interpreted in different way, but there has never been so much written about his other stories. Well the Old Man and the Sea had more written about it than any of his other novels and there have never been so many different types of interpretations about his other novels. The Old Man and the Sea is a book in which can be interpreted in many different ways. Here you wil
We read books for a number of reasons but usually because we want
We read books for a number of reasons but usually because we want
We read books for a number of reasons but usually because we want to or we have to. When you pick up a book it falls into one of three types, dependent on whether it is a want to or a have to type of book. First there's the kind of book you pick up and like the look of but then the first chapter is so bad that you have to put it down because you are either too confused by the plot or you discover it has been written in some obscure untranslatable language. The second type is where the first cha
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY AND ANALYSIS Ì English III Jon Clausen Saturday, March 15, 1997 Leave this page blank CONTENTS PREFACE, OR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 1 n III. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 2 n IV. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 3 n V. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 4 n VI. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 5 n APPENDIX n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1 n 2. Illustration 2 n 3. Illustration 3 n 4. Illustration 4 n 5. Illustratio
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement In the novella Billy Budd, Melville uses ordinary people of his day to highlight the social injustices of the time. Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Herman Melville was a common man. He never went to college, and he never had the things that most writers of his day had; for in that time, writing alone was not normally enough to sustain you. While his contemporaries were lawyers, doctors, clerks, businessmen, politicians, and other white-collar workers, Melville lea
William Faulkners Yoknapatawpha County with Jefferson as its county se
William Faulkners Yoknapatawpha County with Jefferson as its county se
William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, with Jefferson as its county seat, is both a mythical and actual place. Yoknapatawpha county is 2400 square miles in area and has a population of 15,611 persons. Jefferson has an actual jail, town square, old houses, and Old Frenchman’s Place, even a railroad. Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County is in reality Lafayette County, and Jefferson is actually Oxford. The Faulkner family lived there since before the Civil War. This is where most of his stories t
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south of Soledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became life long partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentally retarded. Later, George and Lennie moved to a ranch nearby Soledad. George and Lennie got into trouble a few miles south of Soledad in a town called Weed. The men were hiding out along a river called Salinas, across from the Gabililan mountains. Trouble occurred in We
Book Brief
Book Brief
Book Brief Frankenstein Mary Shelley Novel Brief Synopsis: The book opens with a scene of a ship in the Arctic Ocean. The ship is stuck in the ice and unable to move. Robert Walton, the ship’s captain, is writing letters to his sister back home. The letters tell of his explorations and the events that occur on the ship. Walton’s crew pulls abord a lifeless body and revive the man back to life. This man is Victor Frankenstein. Walton and Frankenstein talk about why Victor is in the Arctic and Vi
Uh-Oh
Uh-Oh
Uh-Oh SOME OBSERVATIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR Book By Robert Fulghum Report by (Your Name Here) Uh-Oh Uh-Oh was written by Robert Fulghum, it is 244 pages long and was published by Villard Books. This book is a collection of small stories pertaining to the life of the author, and also his opinions, thoughts, and philosophies. There are no specific characters that are through the book except the author. This is not a novel, but yet it does continue some of the ideas written in
Book Study of The other Side of the Fence
Book Study of The other Side of the Fence
Book Study of The other Side of the Fence THE BOOK:- Title: The Other Side of the Fence Author: Jean Ure Genre: Date of Publication: 1993 POINT OF VIEW:- The point of view is “Eye of God, but sometimes it speaks out the main character’s thoughts as if it were him narrating it. Passage: “Richard looked up. A boy dressed in baggy jeans and a thick, army-green sweater was pushing his way towards them. He was about the same age as Richard, several inches shorter but a good deal stockier. He jerk
Literary Essay One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Literary Essay One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Literary Essay: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Many protagonists are considered heroes, ranging from Hamlet to Hercules. All of these heroes also did something to earn the honoured title. In today's society modern heroes have been found, one of which is the traditional Western hero. We also have a hero in Jesus Christ, saviour to some, yet a hero no matter what religion those who look upon him follow. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey uses both of these heroes of today, amalgamating
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield More popular than The Bridges
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield More popular than The Bridges
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. More popular than The Bridges of Madison County, more philosophical than Socrates, and it rivals onlu R.L. Stein's Fear Street series in bad writing. It's a novel of ideas says Kenneth Moyle in his very critical essay Why I Hate the Celestine Prophecy. A novel of ideas; that's a good phrase for this novel. I read it twice during this assignment: the first time I thought he had great ideas and themes to live by; the second time I still thought he
Richards Hungers
Richards Hungers
Richard’s Hungers Have you ever experienced real hunger? The kinds of hungers that Richard experiences in Black Boy are not evident in the society where you and I reside. The present middle class citizens cannot really relate to true physical hunger. Hunger for most of us is when there is nothing that we desire to eat around the house and therefore skip one meal. This cannot even compare to the days that Richard endures without food. Physical hunger, however, is not the only hunger apparent in
Schlesingers Canon Vs My High Schools Canon
Schlesingers Canon Vs My High Schools Canon
Schlesinger’s Canon Vs. My High School’s Canon In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a canon or canonical literature. A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used as an instrument of European oppression enforcing
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters
Beloved and Don Quixote: Similarities in Themes and Characters On reading Beloved by Toni Morrison and Don Quixote by Kathy Acker, there seem to be quite a few similarities in themes and characters contained in these texts, the most prevalent of which seems to be of love and language as a path to freedom. We see in Acker's Don Quixote the abortion she must have before she embarks on a quest for true freedom, which is to love. Similarly, in Morrison's Beloved, there is a kind abortion, the killi
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Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectation
Universial Themes in The Return of the Native and Great Expectations Classic novels usually share in the aspect of universal themes which touch people through out the ages. All types of audiences can relate to and understand these underlying ideas. Victorian novels such as Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations are examples of literary classics that have universal themes. Hardy's tale illustrates the role of chance in his characters lives. Through th
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems
Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems Introduction (Innocence) Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: Pipe a song about a lamb! So I piped with merry chear. Piper, pipe that song again; So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; Sing thy songs of happy chear: So I sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read. So he va
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defie
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England's south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-class origins, John having come f
A Comparison of the Women
A Comparison of the Women
A Comparison of the Women of Wharton and Deledda Two writers, both women, both from different backgrounds. Edith Wharton was high society. Grazia Deledda was a commoner from another country. Though both wrote almost exclusively to their won regions, their portrayal of women was quite similar. In Wharton’s Ethan Frome she has two women, both distinct from one another. In Deledda’s La Madre, two women also make up the bulk of the story. But there are many more similarities in these works. Release
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age, and with good reason. The main character of the novel, Stephen Dedalus, is a complex and dynamic youth, and one who undergoes vast changes during the course of his life. The main influences on him are famil
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Metropolitan State College of Denver Absalom, Absalom!; An Innovative Narrative Technique Ì Eng. 413. Major Authors: William Faulkner Shawn Montano Friday, December 06, 1996 Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person, southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!, through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its representation. Miss Rosa, frustrated, lonely, mad, is unable to answer her own questions concerning Sutpen’s motiva
A report on Accordion Crimes
A report on Accordion Crimes
a report on Accordion Crimes Author: E. Annie Proulx Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of influence was great enough to cause his death. The accordion maker was literally ruled over by his setting. The setting aro
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front is a book written by Erich Maria Remarkque. It was a book written to reflect the human cost of war. It shows us how war has a hidden face that most people do not see until it is too late. In the novel, he describes a group of young men who at first think war is glorious. But as the war drags on, the group discovers how war is not all it is set out to be. As the war went on, they saw their friends either die or be permanently wounded.