Riddles

Samwise Gamgee
Samwise Gamgee
Samwise Gamgee What exactly is a rain forest, you say? Well, on the outside, a rain forest has a wall averaging 20 feet thick that is made of a tangle of vines that love light. This wall seals off the interior creating the illusion that the whole jungle is this thick. But if you find an animal path or stream to follow, you can slip through and enter this mysterious world. Once you're inside, you can look up and see a tree canopy that's as high as a 17 story building! And it's pretty dark too, a
The ancient Romans were similar to todays generations in their eating
The ancient Romans were similar to todays generations in their eating
The ancient Romans were similar to todays generations in their eating habits but never ate three hearty meals a day. Ientaculum and prandium were merely appetizers that filled their stomachs unitl the large cena, the event they look forward to since awakening. They had names for their meals similar to ours, breakfast (ientaculum), lunch (prandium), and dinner (cena). Breakfast, ientaculum was usually taken about nine o’clock and consisted of merely a few pieces of bread sprinkled in salt or dip
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil
Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, which is t
What was the witches role in Mac Beth
What was the witches role in Mac Beth
What was the witches’ role in Mac Beth? In Shakespeare’s time, many people were superstitious; they believed that that their lives were strongly influenced, if not dictated by fate. They also thought that the world was full of supernatural creatures, such as witches, ghosts, and many other such beings. Shakespeare incorporated these aspects of belief in his play Mac Beth. The witches, although accurately predicting what would occur, i.e., Mac Beth would be king, they did not specify how their p
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet the hero was human
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet the hero was human
The tragedy in Hamlet lies in the fact that Hamlet, the hero was human and was violently wronged and was justified in seeking revenge. Hamlet the play is a tragedy, and Hamlet the character is the tragic hero of the play. Hamlet, like all tragic heroes, brings out feelings of pity and fear from the reader. The reader pities Hamley because his father died by murder, and because Hamley becomes mad as he learns that his uncle was the murderer. The audience fears him because he transforms a points
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek
Bilbos Journey
Bilbos Journey
Bilbo’s Journey Before Bilbo Baggins meets Thorin, he was a tiny and modest creature living as an ordinary hobbit, in his average hobbit hole. Thorin, who plays the role of a guardian angel in this story, watches over Bilbo as he seeks to complete his journey . The series of events that Bilbo has to face on this journey will change his life forever! He might be at this moment a common hobbit, who is afraid of almost anything, but after his journey he will be fearless and full of confidence!!! H
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes the main character of an ancient t
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes the main character of an ancient t
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes, the main character of an ancient tale which is literarily important through the times. His parents are Laios and Iokaste. Laios found out of an oracle that he were to be killed by his own son, and to prevent this he stabbed the boy's feet and then tied them together with an osier and ordered a servant to kill him. The servant brought the child with him to the forest but could not make himself to harm the little one, but left him by a tree. Soon the child was
Comparison of Hero and Government in Beowulf and Oedipus Rex
Comparison of Hero and Government in Beowulf and Oedipus Rex
Comparison of Hero and Government in Beowulf and Oedipus Rex Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon folk epic written by an unknown author. It was written sometime during the eighth century. Oedipus Rex is an Ancient Greek tragedy written by the playwright Sophocles sometime around 430 BC. Although the two works were written during two different time periods, in two different places, and are different kinds of literature, they can still be compared and contrasted. These two works contain many similarities a
Oedipus Hero or Not
Oedipus Hero or Not
Oedipus: Hero or Not? The playwright Sophocles existed over 2000 years ago and is responsible for several highly identified and famous plays. The play in discussion is his work Oedipus The King, which tells a story of a man born in Thebes whose whole life becomes shaped and poisoned by a prophecy told at his birth. The play reveals itself to be one which can be taken in relation to modern day morals, teachings, personalities and society. The character in question is the main character of the pla
Book Report on The Human Brain
Book Report on The Human Brain
Book Report on The Human Brain the human brain is a thin little book packed with information about this mysterious and amazing three-pound organ. Greenfield's descriptions of disorders of the brain such as alzheimers Disease, Parkinsons Disease and amnesia, are excellent. Her discussion about addictive drugs and the neurotransmitters they mimic and those they affect is also very clear. I especially appreciated her explanation of action potentials and synapses. After reading the book I felt I had
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy
Shakespearean Tragedy The Shakespearean tragedy has a predictable pattern: It centers around the life of a hero, who is always someone of great standing, someone exceptional and unusual. There is a reverse of fortune and the hero falls from the position of man who has everything to a man who has less than nothing. The hero is always portrayed in the hyperbole and everything is in a grand scale. When he sacrifices he sacrifices everything and his reach always exceeds his grasp. This exaggeration
King Lear's Mistake
King Lear's Mistake
King Lear's Mistake Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, whose decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King, he is a man of great power, but blindly he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely surrender of his throne sets off a chain reaction of events tha
The Fool in King Lear
The Fool in King Lear
The Fool in King Lear William Shakespeare’s play King Lear tells the tale of the main character who divides his kingdom between his older daughters, Goeneril and Regan, and disinherits his youngest daughter, Cordelia. The action leads to civil strife, his insanity, and his ultimate death. King Lear can be viewed as a great illustration about the struggle between good and evil. Perhaps better than any of Shakespeare’s other tragedies, King Lear displays the concept of evil most strongly. It is b
Zen is an East Asian form of Buddhism Zen Buddhism is practiced primar
Zen is an East Asian form of Buddhism Zen Buddhism is practiced primar
Zen is an East Asian form of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism is practiced primarily in Japan and has greatly influenced Japanese culture. Since the mid-1900's, Zen has gained many followers in the United States. The goal of Zen is the attainment of a state of spiritual enlightenment called satori. Zen Buddhists believe meditation is the key to achieving satori. There are two major schools of Zen, Rinzai and Soto. Followers of Rinzai meditate on the meaning of baffling riddles called koans while sitting
The Shakespearean character Macbeth is a difficult personage to analyz
The Shakespearean character Macbeth is a difficult personage to analyz
The Shakespearean character, Macbeth, is a difficult personage to analyze. His methods of handling problems and forcing others to do what he wants are not always kosher; however, whether they are worth the outcome or not, no one will ever know. Throughout the play, the character’s problems are always blamed on different people. One question that is posed, is whether Macbeth is a victim or a victimizer. In the William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the main character Macbeth is not only a victim,
Literary File
Literary File
Literary File The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien Middle-earth Fantasy - Fiction Book Section I. The Protagonists: 1-Gandalf the Wizard Gandalf was one of the main characters of the book. He was the one the basically provided for and motivated the hobbit and the dwarves to go on with the adventure. He was a very cunning wizard and was always thinking and moving ahead of the others. Example Number 1: At the very first of the novel, he went to Bilbo Baggins' burrow to try to convince him to come on a tre
Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Fermat
Pierre de Fermat Pierre de Fermat was born on August 20, 1601 in southwestern France. The son of a wealthy leather merchant he soon developed a great love for numbers and mathematics. I chose to do this project about him because he is responsible for numerous theorems concerning probability, calculus, analytical geometry, and prime numbers. Furthermore, he is also responsible for the creation of one of the greatest mathematical riddles of all time. Probability, Calculus, and Analytical Geometry
Mars
Mars
Mars On a clear night, only a few hundred stars can be seen without the use of any astronomical instruments. The Milky Way Galaxy consists of at least 200 billion stars. Stars are huge balls of hot gases. The sun is a star, but it is not the largest star; it is only the nearest star. A star has three recognizable stages: its birth; the years in which it exists; and its death. Its formation and its life expectancy have captured the curiosity of astronomers for centuries. Astronomers from the past
More Hamlet
More Hamlet
More Hamlet Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases, which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, which is the
Oedipus' Ruin
Oedipus' Ruin
Oedipus' Ruin Sophocles is perhaps one of the greatest tragedians ever. Sophocles said that a man should never consider himself fortunate unless he can look back on his life and remember that life without pain. For Oedipus Rex, looking back is impossible to do without pain. This pain stems from his prideful life. Oedipus is aware that he alone is responsible for his actions. Oedipus freely chooses to pursue and accept his own life's destruction. Even though fate victimizes Oedipus, he is a tragi
Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene Beta-carotene is a member of the carotenoid family and has over 500 relatives. Carotenoids are yellow-to-red pigments found in all green plant tissues and in some species of algae. So far 21 different carotenoids have been found in human blood. The most abundant ones are alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. A molecule of alpha-carotene, beta- carotene, or cryptoxanthin can be split into two molecules of vitamin A in the body but the convers
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean
Coyote And Don Maclean Allegory of American Pie by Don McLean A Piece of the Pie Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960s was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the '60s. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit... (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a century
Oral Language Developement
Oral Language Developement
Oral Language Developement Children develop oral language at a very early age. Almost every sound a human being makes can be considered communication. As children grow up, they are constantly observing and practicing communication and oral language. What they know about oral language has an effect on the development of their literacy skills. “Students who had difficulty with early speech communication skills were believed to be at risk for reading…and consequently writing” (Montgomery, 1998). Th
Theory Of Knwoledge
Theory Of Knwoledge
Theory Of Knwoledge Theory Of Knowledge ‘Don’t give me any more facts! I need to make a decision right now!’ Although one can question knowledge endlessly, one cannot forever suspend judgment while researching and reflecting. What would it mean to act responsibly in a situation where one cannot possess certainty? How would one justify the decision? Within all individuals, there is a basic necessity to obtain certain answers to questions, which is known as gumption. The satisfaction of this “gump
Hamlet Inner Turmoil
Hamlet Inner Turmoil
Hamlet: Inner Turmoil Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play…to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or audience to think. They are able to show a double meaning that not all people would pick up on, whi
Childhood
Childhood
Childhood Many people believe that royalty is nothing but snobby men and women who just inherit their title from their father or marry into a royal family. Well, they are wrong because I know of one royal who was caring and kind to everyone she meet. This is my report of the most noble person, Princess Diana Spencer. Diana was born on July 1, 1961 in the same house in which her mother was born, Parkhouse. The land in which Park Place was located was called Sandringham. Diana’s big sister Sara w
The Peopl's Princess
The Peopl's Princess
The Peopl's Princess The People's Princess Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961, at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the youngest daughter of three (Sarah b. 1955 and Jane b. 1957), and she had a younger brother Charles (born 1964). Her parents were Viscount and Viscountess Althorp, now the late (8th) Earl Spencer, and the Honorable Mrs. Shand-Kydd, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy. Earl Spencer was Equerry to George VI from 1950-1952, and to the Queen from 1952-1954, when he