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James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15 1789 in Burlington New
James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novelist to demonstrate...that native materials could inspire significant imaginative writing (p. 13). In add...

Definition Essay
Definition Essay Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that educa...

Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel
Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul's novel Miguel Street that One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc while femininity is defined as Having qua...

Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carvers Short Stories
Disjunction vs. Communion in Raymond Carvers Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers.( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language; ...

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with its meaningful message of individu
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960s. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60s; this included all people who did not conform to societys standards, experimented in drugs, and just lived their lives in an unconventional manner. Ken Kesey had many significant experiences that enabled him to create One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest....

One day Dorko walks into a popular fast food joint for no other reason
One day, Dorko walks into a popular fast food joint for no other reason than that is where his feet took him. Taking haphazard bites from other customer's food, he crookedly makes his way to the line at a cash register. Of course, the act of getting in line was a complete accident. He stares at the menu; he stares at the employees; he stares at a man picking his pockets. Need help? start Dorko, Here, it makes things a lot easier if I just hand you my wallet. Preferably with you holding a gun...

Down and Out
Down and Out What you say we go down shore and see what the storm brung in? says Richard. Ya, bet we get ourselves some fresh lobster out some ole' trap we find washed up! exclaims Chester. Martha, get us our coats while we find dem damn boots! says Richard. The two men get their boots, grab their jackets and head for the beach. They two men walk for about an until a shiny object catches the corner of Chesters eye. Hey Rich, I think I see something over there, lets go check it out, says...

A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens
A Tale Of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) Dr. Alexandre Manette Dr. Alexandre Manette the great survivor of the Bastille and father to Lucie Manette. Dr.Manette is the most important character in the book. Throughout the book he is the stories backbone. Few subplots ignore Manette. Dr. Manette loves his daughter. She is the world to him, without her he would still be a crazed old man. Dr. Manettes love for his daughter is clear throughout the story he expresses his thought verbally. When his daug...

John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders...

Hemingway 1
Hemingway 1 Ernest Hemingway: Allegorical Figures in The Sun Also Rises Kat Hemingway 2 Thesis: Hemingway deliberately shaped the protagonists in The Sun Also Rises as allegorical figures. OUTLINE I. The Sun Also Rises A. Hemingways novel. B. Hemingways protagonists are deliberately shaped as allegorical figures. C. Novel symbolizing the impotence after W.W.I. I. Jake Barnes. A. Wound. 1. Damaged genitalia. 2. Cant make love. 3. Feels desire. B. Wound is symbol of life in years after W.W.I. ...

CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of Dostoevskys novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov family, if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the Karamazov curse, a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughout the novel; phrases such as a brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience, voluptuary streak, and K...

LITERARY PAPER OF
LITERARY PAPER OF THE GRAPES OF WRATH BY STEINBECK Steinbeck wrote many wonderful books but a great classic is one titled The Grapes of Wrath. This is a story of a family called the Joads, and a tale of a courageous family who sought security and family unity. In my paper I will examine the different ways the Joads tried to keep united whether just within their immediate family or eventually with all the others who shared the same struggles and sufferings. Steinbeck's dialogue and description's...

EUTHANASIA
EUTHANASIA THE RIGHT TO DIE: Euthanasia is a very controversial topic. People argue as to whether or not a person who is terminally ill, or handicap, should have the right or not to ask their doctor, or relatives to die by euthanasia. People say that dying by euthanasia is to die with dignity, instead of living an artificial life on respirators and other life support machines. My personal feelings on this topic is one of the minority. If a person is terminally ill, and there is nothing anyone c...

The Evil Primitivism in Man
The Evil & Primitivism in Man In the story Lord of the Flies Ralph, the democratic character, and Jack, the dictator are the most important main characters. Ralph is the voice of hope on the island, and without that, the boys would have turned to savagery much faster, and under the control of Jack. William Golding uses Ralph and his character foil, Jack, to show how civilization works and how it doesn't. Jack, the chief of the hunters, represents the hidden human passion and almost animal cruel...

Why do we hear so much about family these days Perhaps it is because
Why do we hear so much about family these days? Perhaps it is because relationships between family members are assumed to be the prototype for all other social relations. In the novels, The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, Roddy Doyle shows his support of the family as an institution. Each character demonstrates strength and direction within the family unit. However, when the stability of the family is threatened, each character breaks down along with the family itself. When we think of fa...

Fantasy vs Reality
Fantasy vs. Reality Sometime in our lives, we have wished for things we dont have. No matter how hard we wished on the star or a candle, our wishes never seemed to be answered. We have all felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when we finally realized that we were never going to be able to have what we want. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhoo...

Society would like to accept that children lost to gangs are from dysf
Society would like to accept that children lost to gangs are from dysfunctional and uncaring homes. While in some cases this may be true, in many homes this is not the case. In Susan Horton's article Mothers, Sons, and The Gangs she speaks of three different scenarios of gang members and their families. Although the families had different backgrounds, beliefs, and techniques they all shared in common sons who were gang members. They are mothers who care but have to face alone the battle of ra...

Crisis Generation X
Crisis: Generation X Generation X is the most misunderstood generation to date. Douglas Coupland attempts to make sense of what sense this generation has been left with. Due to high expectations placed upon Generation X, commonly know as X-ers, by the successful Baby Boomer generation. Couplands' writings validate his generation (Generation X) and invalidates the Baby Boomers. Generation X, Shampoo Planet, and Microserfs were written to support the invalidating of the Baby Boomer Generation...

McAdam's Brilliant Return Continues
McAdam's Brilliant Return Continues By Dave Drahan ADELAIDE- On Saturday last, the awesome return of one of the best Aboriginal footballers to grace the turf of the AFL's grounds had yet another brilliant game in what seems to be the comeback to the stage that is the AFL. He is dominating the SANFL, and a return to the AFL seems like a formality for the first Aboriginal to win the SANFL's magary medal. On that night, Gilbert cried, but at the moment he is all smiles, and modestly talks of his c...

Every poem has an element of God in it's words Just as God spoke throu
Every poem has an element of God in it's words. Just as God spoke through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and London 1802. My aim is to show that the writings of great poets are truly the words of God. Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who ma...

Good Versus Evil
Good Versus Evil: Wars in A Separate Peace John Knowles novel, A Separate Peace, portrays wars on three distinct levels. These levels could be described as outer, inner, and world. There is a very good definition of these wars at the closing of the novel which shows us the levels: I could never agree with either of them. It would have been comfortable, but I could not believe it. Because it seemed clear that wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were ma...

Great Expectations
Great Expectations Great Expectations, authored by Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, is considered one of his finest works of literature. It was indicative of Dickens's strong feelings for injustices and poor conditions committed on women and children of that time. Through the main character, Pip, Dickens's demonstrated the compassion he felt for children. Most readers, like myself, are able to associate Pip's experiences with their own. Pip endeavored upon many things that I can see myself d...

Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables
Hawthornes Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate lifes problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tell us a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in a more subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthornes book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told,...

Ewrt1b
Ewrt1b 10-30-94 Cruelty In Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization, overtaken by greed, exploitation, and material interests from his own kind. Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. The book is a record of things seen and done by Conrad while in the Belgian Congo. Conrad use...

Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting th...

To work the land as a form of living and to gain sustenance as a resul
To work the land as a form of living and to gain sustenance as a result of this work, this is the issue addressed by both Hesiod in Works and Days and Virgil in The Georgics. However, while each poet advocates the same lifestyle, each poet's true meaning lies in what they hope to achieve through an agricultural existence. For Hesiod, a bucolic existence is a means of attaining plentiful stores, making life easier both socially and physically, as well as developing a closeness with the gods. On ...

Holocaust
Holocaust Things that I learned from Notes and Mrs. Dekelbaums speech. From Mrs. Dekelbaums speech, I learned that the Holocaust happened 6 years before World War 2. I learned that during the Holocaust, more than six million Jews, and four million non-Jews, were killed by the Nazis. The non-Jews that were killed in the Holocaust were, gypsies, homosexuals, disabled people, ill people, relatives of Jewish people, and people who helped the Jews. There is a saying about the Holocaust that says, ...

Home is Where the Heart is
Home is Where the Heart is By definition a house is a building built for habitation where as a home is an abode built for one's family. But a home is something more special than that. A home is a place, where you feel comfortable. A house is just shelter. A home is a place that one love's to live in, but a house one just lives in. A home is built with a family, but a house has no intentions of family life. A house belongs to you, but you belong to a home. (C. Marks) The first memory that I ha...

Catherine Crawford
Catherine Crawford English 1A MW 4-515 Dr. Bergmann November 13, 1994 (Research Paper) Crawford i OUTLINE HOW ADVERTISING EFFECTS WHAT YOU BUY Thesis: Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their prospective on what is, and what is not, worth buying, what they buy and when they buy it. 1. How advertisers target a certain background or area for their product, and how they get your attention. 2. What advertisers use to get you to buy their product, such as symbols or slogans. ...

How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world
How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's and Desai's novels? In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting out its battles in the characters portrayed ...

Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Anarchy Organization, Supreme White Power, which are Skinheads and Neo-Nazis, and Phreaks are a few of these groups. These groups all have one thing in common......they somehow break the law. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized public officials in efforts to drive them from office and blacks in general to prevent them from voting and holding office. ( Microsoft Encarta 1995 Ku Klux Klan) The Klansmen flogged, m...

Huck Finn Thesis
Huck Finn Thesis Many would say that Huck Finn is a very troubled young boy. He was brought up by his father deep in the woods just off the Mississippi River. His father strongly disliked society therefore he lived as far as possible from it. Huck's dad brought Huck up the hard way without a mother and instilled many of his beliefs into Huck. His dad lied constantly and was always drunk, his favorite saying was I'm not stealing it I'm just borrowing it. Huck's dad borrowed many things and lie...

Human Nature Exposed
Human Nature: Exposed More than a century ago, Mark Twain probably composed the single-most important piece of American Literature to ever be composed. This work, widely known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, essentially follows young Huck on a series of adventures and experiences with his close friend (and runaway slave), Jim, as they both escape society's burdens. The novel, in a sense, encompasses everything good, bad and in between about and concerning the society of that time. A majo...

Human Subconcious
Human Subconcious In the past two millenniums, humans' situation has evolved a lot. We have come a long way since the Roman empire. Many new types of technologies have been discovered and developed. Today, our knowledge and understanding of different types of phenomenons have increased tremendously. Among other things, we have been able to understand how nature works and how we have been created. We even considered the fact that we might not be the only civilization in this immense universe. Ye...

6 - Illusion and Reality
#6 - Illusion and Reality Is illusion necessary to life? Discuss the role of illusion in the play. I believe that illusion is not necessary to everyones life but rather it helps them to avoid the harsh realities that they may have to deal with in their lives. I also believe that a major theme of this play was how our lives can often experience a fierce battle between these illusions. In the case of A Streetcar Named Desire there are many examples where the characters are simply hiding in or ...

Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards a
Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards acceptance. Throughout her journey, Jane comes across many obstacles. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstacle at each stop of Jane's journey: Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. Through the progression of the story, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control her repression. I will be analyzing Janes stops at Thornfield Manor and Moor House for this is where she m...

Isolation and Emily Grierson A Deadly Combination
Isolation and Emily Grierson: A Deadly Combination William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters. In A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, since it is what drove her to her madness. Faulkners theme of alienation comes up many t...

Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccess
Pathetic is a term used to describe someone who is pitifully unsuccessful. Success is not necessarily measured in wealth or fame, but it is measured by how much one has accomplished in life. A successful person is one who has set many goals for himself and then goes out in life and accomplishes some of them, but goes on living even if failing on others. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a pathetic character because he wasted his whole life chasing an unrealistic dream. Gatsby's dream...

Jay Gatsby The Dissolution of a Dream
Jay Gatsby: The Dissolution of a Dream A dream is defined in the Webster's New World Dictionary as: a fanciful vision of the conscious mind; a fond hope or aspiration; anything so lovely, transitory, etc. as to seem dreamlike. In the beginning pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story gives us a glimpse into Gatsby's idealistic dream which is later disintegrated. No- Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what ...

John Collier a contemporary English author was born in London England
John Collier, a contemporary English author, was born in London, England on May 3,1901 and lived his last years in Palisades, California where he died of a stroke on April 6, 1980. Collier was a writer of the 1920s era, educated in post-Victorian England, and according to Anthony Burgess in the London Times. He was known for literary allusiveness and quiet wit (Contemporary Authors 111). A collection of his most memorable works was published in 1972 entitled The John Collier Reader. His lite...

This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card I read
This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I read from page 1 to 353. The book starts off with Ender getting his monitor off. A monitor is something that they but on the back of these peoples necks to see if they are a good candidate to be a general to fight the buggers. The buggers are aliens. Well, since he is not monitored anymore people who have always wanted to fight him can now fight them. He ends up winning all of the fights and he goes home. As it turns out taking off his monito...

English 101
1 English 101 Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been In Joyce Carol Oates Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been, there is a clear interpretation of evil in Arnold Friend and how he as a demon tries to pull Connie into the dark world of sex and emotion. Oates seems to extract scenarios of real life and add them into her story. The character of Arnold Friend is more or less what really is out there. The harsh reality that Oates includes in her story is that there are demons like Arnold....

Lady Macbeth A Wife in Support of Her Husband
Lady Macbeth: A Wife in Support of Her Husband One of the main characters in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, has been an object of intense criticism. Although sometimes regarded as cruel and vile, evidence exists that Shakespeare did not intend for her to be judged so harshly. By evaluating her character in relation to her actions, her overall relationship with Macbeth, and her death, we can see that Shakespeare quite possibly wanted Lady Macbeth to be judged in association with the actions of Macbeth. ...

Year 11 Speech
Year 11 Speech good morning ladies and gentlemen. This is just some of the language that people have to listen to almost every day, and don't fell it is very appropriate. I am speaking here today to inform the general public on the appalling growth of course language. This increase of course language has occurred amongst all different age groups. I believe That the language of tomorrows society is determined fully upon the youth and their parents. I have interviewed 100 people on this topic and...

In the poem London Blake shows that oppression can not be defeated W
In the poem London, Blake shows that oppression can not be defeated. Weakness and cursing which then leads to death play the dominant roles in the poem. Throughout the poem there are descriptions of woe and misery. Blake uses these to emphasize that poverty and neglect result in confusion, chaos, and turmoil. Weakness is one of the dilemmas, in which the poor find difficult to overcome. In the first stanza Blake says: I wander through each chartered street. Near where the chartered Thames d...

Loneliness
Loneliness Loneliness is one of the main emotions Of Mice and Men. Lenny must have been lonely and George too. When we meet them in Of Mice and Men they already know each other and George has already saved Lenny from getting into trouble. Candy was lonely too because he has his dog that he couldn't bear to part with. Crooks is lonely because he doesn't live with the white people and is usually alone all day. Curley's Wife is lonely because she's always around the guys, looking for Curley or loo...

Lord of the flies
lord of the flies 1. IRONY- a saying, happening, or situation that is apparently contrary to what is intended or desired. a) Fire with intent to kill ended up being the reason for rescue- When pursuing Ralph, Jack ordered the forest to be set on fire, to either kill him or force him out into the open. He (Ralph) heard a curious trickling sound and then a louder crepitation as if someone were unwrapping great sheets of cellophane. A stick snapped and he stifled a cough. Smoke was seeping throug...

Most children are confined to the society that is created for them Thi
Most children are confined to the society that is created for them. This society for the most part consists of their family and friends in school. In fact most children are a reflection of the society from which they are brought up in. Human society is taken for granted by most. People dont consciously think about who is in power and why. They just go about everyday the same worrying about petty little problems that they seem to feel are of significant importance. But when things are altered r...

About the author
About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, Lord of the flies tells of a group of ...

Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary From earliest infancy, an individuals character is molded by experience. In Gustave Flauberts novel entitled Madame Bovary, Emmas unorthodox behavior during her married life can be attriuted to the illusions she maintained about life during her girlhood. These, combined with her fathers disinterest in her mental happiness become the force which eventually leads Emma Bovary to commit suicide. When she was 13 years old, Pere Rouault took his daughter, Emma, to town to put her in...