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Debate on Television Violence
Debate on Television Violence In the last few years we have seen a new and frightening phenomena come across our TV screens. Young kids, mostly boys, walking into their schools and opening fire into crowds of schoolmates and teachers. The airwaves have been filled with experts claiming the cause is everything from too many guns available to arcade games to violence on TV. In the last few years we have seen a new and frightening phenomena come across our TV screens. Young kids, mostly boys, wal...

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to declare and explain why the thirteen colonies were breaking away from Great Britains control. I will explain how Jefferson used rhetorical strategies to make his document persuasive. Jefferson started off the Declaration of Independence by explaining why he was writing this manifesto. He starts by telling what the colonies wanted. He then talks about the rights and powers that they deserve and should have. Jef...

Emily Dickinson Maya Angelou Essay
Emily Dickinson Maya Angelou Essay Q. Analyse the presentation of human suffering in the poetry of Maya Angelou Emily Dickinson. Many of Emily Dickinsons poems touch on topics dealing with loss and human suffering. While loss and suffering is generally considered a sad or unfortunate thing, Dickinson uses this theme to explain and promote the positive aspects of absence. Throughout many of her poems, one can see clearly that see is an advocate of respecting and accepting the state of being with...

Linda Hogan Dwellings
Linda Hogan Dwellings As Linda Hogan walks amongst nature she just doesnt see things as how they are, she looks deeper into the unique characteristics of every hill, tree, and river. At first I think she describes the hill as to what your average person might see it as when she says Eroded this way, all thats left of it is a broken wall earth that contains old roots and pebbles woven together and exposed but to Hogan its a home and center to many of natures creatures. She looks deeper then...

Educating Rita
Educating Rita Throughout Educating Rita Willy Russell talks about change. What changes are there in Rita by the end of the play and are they for the good or the bad? In Educating Rita, Rita is a working class person. She is trapped in her life and wants choice, she has little education and a poor job as a hairdresser and during the play she tries to break free from her social class. Rita wants to be more like Frank, educated and middle class. At the beginning Rita doubts herself and is abso...

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams I. Teaching/Learning Objectives for College-Level Students In this first section, I will list some teaching/learning objectives for college-level students studying Tennessee Williams. They are: v To read and comprehend the plays written by Williams. v To be able to explain quotes and/or passages from the plays. v To be able to tell about the life of Tennessee Williams. v To have an understanding of the 20th century culture (ex. - language, family life, etc.). v To be able to r...

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet, love is a violent and overpowering force that goes before all either values loyalties and emotion. After the party Romeo abandons Mercutio and Benvolio to goes and meet Juliet again, this is being disloyal to his friends but he does this because there love is so overpowering. Juliet is prepared to abandon her family name in marrying Romeo, deny thy father and refuse thy name or if thou will not, be but name my love and Ill no longer be a Capulet. This pro...

Death of a Salesman
Death of a Salesman Biff says, He had the wrong dreams. What was wrong about Willy's dreams? Was there a right dream for Willy? Is Willy ever a success? Explain. What dream could Willy have followed successfully? In Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman, we see how the American Dream had such a great impact on the lives of people, and how it meant a promise of freedom and opportunity for everyone. People believed that by working hard they could accomplish anything they wanted, along with financial...

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...

Everyday Use
Everyday Use This short story, Everyday Use, written by Alice Walker, is about family values, heritage, family pride, and personal change. There are three vital characters that contribute to significant positions in this story; these characters are Mama, Dee, and last but not least, Maggie. Maggie, being the youngest daughter, she is also the least recognizable in the story. Maggie is especially envious, and to some extent fearful of her older sister Dee. In the conclusion, Maggie realizes t...

Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the
Explore how Bronte Presents Jane and her Childhood Experiences in the early Chapters. Do you find her a Sympathetic Heroine? Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre was a ground breaking novel in the areas and issues it explored, such as passoin and a female desiring freedom. Bronte placed an unconventional heronie in a typical Victorian home. Jane is a poor, female, child; which immedeately makes her a character that Victorian readers would look down on. This is because she belongs to the three inferior...

FINDING CASSIE CRAZY JACLYN MORIARTY
FINDING CASSIE CRAZY JACLYN MORIARTY IMAGINE YOU ARE THE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER IN THE NOVEL. WRITE A DIARY ENTRY TELLING OF WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY. Monday 29th of September Hello there diary, how are you. I am good considering what I got for my birthday present from my dad. I got a notebook, which will make me a bestseller author. Anyway, today I had to face another crazy ideas of Mr. Botherits. HE WANTS US TO WRITE LETTERS TO BROOKFIELD. I wrote one anyway, I dont know w...

Feminism in the Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who were e...

Field Marshall Haig The Butcher Of The Somme
Field Marshall Haig: The Butcher Of The Somme? a) Study sources A and B. How far does source A and B prove that Haig did not care about the lives of his men? In source A it seems as though Haig doesnt care for his men. He isnt very sympathetic. He says The nation must be taught to bear losses. He is saying that even though someone in your family may die, you will just have to forget about it and get over it straight away. He also didnt train his army and there was no superiority of arms an...

Gandhis Truth
Gandhis Truth Truth is something that many people have been searching for, and cant find. Gandhi described Truth like his inner peace, in this case it was God. Thanks to his happiness and tranquility he had inside he was able to fight peacefully and achieve everything he did. Gandhi was one of these seekers and was lucky enough to find his inner truth. With out Truth people are lost. Truth brings peace and everyone knows that the most desired wish is to have peace all over the world. Gandhi's ...

Same sex adoption Do I qualify
Same sex adoption: Do I qualify? ENG 1000cResearch Paper 12/17/03 In recent years, the gay adoption issue has taken big dimensions. Ever since the public acknowledged that Rosie ODonnel is a gay mother. This has caused many states to debate the legality of the issue, and has created a public debate on the ethics of it. In trying to understand the issues at hart, I researched it from a unique point of view. I interviewed 3 gay couples at different stages of adoption. These are their stories. ...

GCSE Shakespeare English Task
GCSE Shakespeare English Task Explore the significance of Act 1 Scene 5 Act 1 scene 5 is on of the most important scenes in the play as it links with action that has happened before the scene and with the ending of the play. The action links with earlier scenes because Romeo went to the party to try to meet Rosaline. Juliet was at the party because she was supposed to meet Paris and get top like him. All the characters from the earlier scenes meet at the party. The action links with the ending o...

Gender Issues in Antigone
Gender Issues in Antigone One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the women's issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem -- the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of A...

Underlying themes in The Glass Managerie by Tennessee Williams
Underlying themes in The Glass Managerie by Tennessee Williams 1 English 3 March 1, 2004 One of the most prominent themes in the Glass Menagerie is that of abandonment by their father. When the father left it had a dramatic effect on the family. Tom began planning his own escape, Amanda slowly began losing her mind and the whole family was thrown into financial dependence on one another. Tom and Lauras father had more of an impact on the family after he left than when he was living with them. T...

The Good Morrow
The Good Morrow Pd-03 In The Good Morrow by John Donne, the speaker talks about his true love. The speaker is unknown. He is describing how his love is and what it is doing to him. The image you get from this is of two lovers staring into one anothers eyes and realizing they have just met the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. There is no apostrophe in this poem because the speaker is talking about this woman who is his true love, but he has found her. The paradox in this ...

Was he Sane
Was he Sane? ELA 12. 30.1 March 23, 2004 One of the most difficult questions to answer in William Shakespeares play, Hamlet, is; was Prince Hamlet truly mad, or was he just putting on an antic-disposition(I.v.173) Hamlets behavior is frequently changes throughout the course of the play and it makes it hard to distinguish his true nature. However after an in-depth analysis of Hamlets words and actions, prove for both his sanity and madness is evident. Proof toward Hamlets madness first bec...

A critical appreciation of Hamlets final soliloquy
A critical appreciation of Hamlets final soliloquy Hamlets final soliloquy comes just after he has spoken with the Captain, who has informed him that Fortinbras is set to fight for a little patch of ground, that is completely worthless except for the name that comes with it. All in an attempt to try and reclaim his fathers honour. As we parallel the two sons; Hamlet and Fortinbras, there is a clear contrast in the actions of revenge that they both take. This causes Hamlet to think about ...

Hamlet Notes
Hamlet Notes Act I, scene i On a dark winter night outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark, an officer named Bernardo comes to relieve the watchman Francisco. In the heavy darkness, the men cannot see each other. Bernardo hears a footstep near him and cries, Who's there? After both men ensure that the other is also a watchman, they relax. Cold, tired, and apprehensive from his many hours of guarding the castle, Francisco thanks Bernardo and prepares to go home and go to bed. Shortly thereafter, Berna...

Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage Stories
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes as I've never seen anyone else do how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the...

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...

Informative Speech Example 4
Informative Speech: Example #4 author: Charla Kay Denmon Stress, The Silent Killer INTRODUCTION: ATTENTION GETTER: What is stress? Stress is a negative emotional state occurring in response to events that are perceived as taxing or exceeding a person's resources or ability to cope, says Cohen Herbert. There is now evidence to show that those who have large amounts of stress in their lives are more susceptible to health problems and injuries. REASON TO LISTEN: A) 43% of all adults suffer adverse ...

Insignificance
Insignificance The child was diseased stricken at birth, stricken with a hereditary illness that most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty---the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases.- Eugene ONeill. The poor will remain poor unless significant change occurs. Significant change does not occur, thus the poor are doomed to be poor and so are their children and their childrens children. It is a never-ending cycle that is described in Jonathan Kozols Amazing Grace, a documenta...

Isnt the Book Always Better Than the Movie
Isnt the Book Always Better Than the Movie? It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in truth no such analogy can be accurately applied. Perhaps it is true of words describing a painting or sculpture, but when it comes to stories such a suggestion is nothing less than ridiculous. In fact, the situation tends to be quite the opposite. It is hard to capture the magic of words with a camera. No film dialogue can ever be as eloquent as that related by a good author. The style, humor...

Jane Eyre's Flight from Flight
Jane Eyre's Flight from Flight November 8, 2000 The feminist literary critics, Gilbert and Gubar, claim, in their famous essay on Jane Eyre in The Madwoman in the Attic, that Jane tries different modes of escape from the imprisoning patriarchal Victorian society that is the setting of the novel. Escape through flight, escape through starvation... [and] escape through madness, (Dialogue 341) are the three they outline. In the traumatizing red room scene, Jane tries all of them, and then, as the n...

Julius Caesar An Expository
Julius Caesar An Expository Throughout the play, Julius Caesar, opinions over important matters clash. Brutus and Cassius, both senators of Rome, have two completely different ways of looking at matters. Brutus, an idealist, has a more nave way of looking at things. He tends to see only the good in a person. Cassius, on the other hand, is a realist. He sees what is really there. Cassius is the lead conspirator in the play, showing that he is all for self advance. Brutus is the only one who isn...

Leaves of Transcendentalism
Leaves of Transcendentalism 10/19/03 Many of the major themes found in Walden can be found in some smaller form in the Spring chapter. They can also be found in Whitmans Song of Myself: Leaves of Grass. Taking the passage from the middle of the Spring chapter, we can analyze many of the things Thoreau is saying. In this passage Thoreau is constructing a very complex metaphor for the transcendent quality of life as he sees it in leaves. He sees the structure of the leaf as the basic structur...

The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In The Yellow Wallpaper, Janes role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchells rest cure was commonly applied in the...

La Vita Bella e
La Vita Bella e Film Review Set in Italy in World War 2, Life is Beautiful is divided into two halves. In the first half of the movie its love between a man and a woman, tempered by humour. In the second half, it is the love of a man for his family. As the world around them changes Guido and Giosue are suddenly separated from Dora and thrown into a concentration camp. Amidst the horror of this ordeal, Guido convinces his son Giosue that it is all a game and that to win you must take precautions...

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies When an individual is put into a new environment, conflict will transpire. In Willian Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys get stranded on a deserted island due to an airplane accident. There are three very noticable conflicts in the story. There is man versus man, man versus nature and finally, man versus himself. In Lord of the Flies, conflict is crucial to the effecivness of the story. The first conflict in the novel is man versus nature. An example of m...

Textual InterpretationMacbeth
Textual Interpretation/Macbeth Macbeth expresses doubts and uncertainties through the language which he uses in the moments immediately surroundings of the regicide. Macbeth has doubts of guilt as soon as he hears the news from the werd sisters My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/ Shakes so my single state of man that function/ Is smotherd in surmise, and nothing is,/ But what is not(Act I scene III, 138-139). In this quote Macbeths thoughts is quite irregular which already exp...

Religions of Mama Day
Religions of Mama Day Engl. 4313 A conflict facing many black Americans is the loss of African roots and legacy in the present civilization that does not support cultural identity but chokes it instead. Gloria Naylors novel Mama Day brings the all-black population of the island of Willow Springs far closer to Africa than the black folks of mainland America could ever be. Geographically, Willow Springs is set apart from the United States, alienated from the South Carolina/Georgia border by wat...

Maupassant
Maupassant The theme of Guy de Maupassant story The Necklace seems to suggested by the line, What would happened if Mathilde had not lost the necklace? During the Guy de Maupassants short story The Necklace, the main character, Mathilde Loisel, makes a number of ironic discoveries. The ironic elements were the results of her expectations and desires were contrast to her reality and ability. Throughout the story Guy de Maupassant color the irony by verbal, situational, attitude, and dramat...

Macbeth
Macbeth The three witches in the tragedy Macbeth are introduced right at the beginning of the play. They recount to Macbeth three prophesies. That Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and King. These prophesies introduce Macbeth to ideas of greatness. Macbeth will eventually follow through on killing king Duncan, a destruction of the natural order; it was sometimes thought that the witches had the ability to reverse the natural order of things. This brings into the play idea of fate ...

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare is a play on the theme of love. The play is a comedy and it shows that the course of love doesnt always run smoothly. Shakespeare uses different settings to show the complication in the lovers lives. I think that is a very clever thing to do. The first scene takes place in The Palace of Theseus. Theseus, the Duke of Athens, is getting married to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, in four days time. There is a very calm ...

Mythology
Mythology 9-10-03 English Background 1. It reflects the ensuing battle between the Mycenaeans and the Minoans. 2. It was resurrected because Athenian leaders wanted their city to have a great founding king. Europa and the Bull 1. Eros shot an arrow of love into Zeus making him instantly fall in love with her. 2. He had to change into a bull because his normal self would have killed them. 3. The bull was very gentle and kind to them, licking hands and being nice. 4. When she climbed aboard the U...

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Nov. 27, 2002 by John Steinbeck In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tries to show us how people had o live a life of solitude and loneliness, just so they could earn some money every month. The theme that the author is trying to portray is loneliness. Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world... (OMAM pg. 13) That in the 1930s few people had families and a permanent house. Lots of men were migrant workers because they were uneducated. Once they f...

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men English 9 Honors February 3,2003 In the literary work Of Mice and Men, the reader is introduced to the ranch as a microcosm, within which prejudice plays a significant part. A microcosm is a community thought of as a world of its own, having no connections to any other type of society. A strong point, enforced by repetition through many examples in the book, is the constant ability of the stronger to overcome the weaker. The definition of weakness, in this sense, is derived from...

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Today we the prosecution, wish to present a case of a cruel murder. We wish to prove and present the defendant as being a cold-blooded killer. We charge George Milton with the crime of murder in the killing of Lennie Small. George Milton killed Lennie because he did not want to take care of him any longer. George killed a mentally challenged man that was completely innocent of any crimes due to the fact that he is not capable of doing wrong. You cannot punish a man for being comp...

Old Man and Old Woman
Old Man and Old Woman Making a decision is not an easy thing if one cannot aware of its consequences In the story, the writer described two characters, an old man and an old woman who get on earth. While they are roaming on earth, they decided to make an agreement about the people, who will live on the earth. This story is kind of confusing because it is really hard to choose what to say. The writer described his character, which are really wise. They both have good reason and explanation for ...

One Compromise for Another
One Compromise for Another 1 ENC 1102 16 Feb 2004 Elizabeth Josephs My Husbands Nine Wives, has stirred up controversial issues about polygamy. Joseph provides an outline of her life as a happily married wife that totally accepts the fact that her husband has eight other wives. She states that her husbands polygamy lifestyle has helped the problems of successfully juggling career, motherhood, and marriage (Joseph 148). Although she feels she has the perfect lifestyle, does she just substit...

Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind March 6th, 2004 English 12 Research Paper Imagine a world where one has a familiar, or a daemon, running alongside them at all times. Or a world where dragons impede ones movement from place to place. These are the worlds that young adult writers try to place inside of the minds of children and adolescents. These fantastical creatures and places in young adult literature are used mainly for allegorical purposes. An allegory is a symbolic representation, or using something to teach a...

Pleasure and Disquietude
Pleasure and Disquietude Honors English 11 27 January, 2003 The dictionary defines pleasure as happy amusement, while disquietude is defined as worry. Even though these words seem quite contrasting, a perfect combination of pleasure and disquietude in writing is seen as what makes a novel exceptional. Many novels entertain you with humor and happiness while at the same time, solving a conflict. A great example of a great combination of pleasure and disquietude in a novel is in Catch-22 by: J...

Poem Comparison
Poem Comparison Compare and contrast two shorter Frost poems in relation to: Poetic themes Poetic form and techniques Frosts diction Neither Out Far nor In Deep and There Are Roughly Zones are two of Frosts shorter poems that use different styles and techniques to look at similar themes. The former is something of a social commentary, focusing on conformity and mans isolation from nature, while the latter is a narrative looking at mans limits and lack of power over nature. Neither Out ...

AnthemBy the Waters of Babylon Essay
Anthem/By the Waters of Babylon Essay The book Anthem by Ayn Rand and the passage By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet are very similar in themes. The both talk of the old times and the main characters in both (Equality 7-2521 and the priests son) are searching for knowledge of the past. They are the only ones that are not afraid. It is shown in both that we fear the unknown. Humans rarely like to take great risks or chances. We will also talk badly of things we dont know anyt...

Prejudice
Prejudice o Prejudice of every sort runs rampant throughout this town, and even though things are simply not fair, thats just the way today is. o Boo Radley, who appears to be a town freak. Not much is really known of him, just hearsay stories that people whisper to one another and to their children to warn them of the so called evils that may occur when they, really, are the evil ones. (this is due to the fear of the unknown. o One story told is regarding an incident with the Radleys...