The Big Nurse

Black and White
Black and White
Black and White Following the Civil War, just prior to the turn of the century, many American novelist were writing more freely of the previous slave culture. Two of these writers being Mark Twain and Charles Chesnutt. Mark Twain was a popular “white” author by this time. Charles Chesnutt, the son of free blacks, decided to pursue a dream of becoming an author in order to remove the spirit of racism. By studying these authors in particular, the views of a white raised in the slave holding south
Elwyn Palmerton
Elwyn Palmerton
Elwyn Palmerton 1984/ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest How can one compare a novel about a mental ward with a novel which paints a bleak picture of an futuristic dystopia? In the case of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and George Orwell’s 1984 the similarities are startling . Although they take place in vastly different times and settings, Ken Kesey and George Orwell were trying to express almost exactly the same theme. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest uses a mental ward as a microcos
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated sarcastic sports and
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated sarcastic sports and
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated, sarcastic sports and style columnist for The Washington Post. Kornheiser’s purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event, but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins (It’s Now an Off-Road Vehicle, November 5, 1996) to his lunch-time experience the other day (In a Real Fix, November 3, 1996). Kornheiser’s diction, figurative language, and tone make his columns what they
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
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean the plot is any less miserable nor the outcome any less wretc
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation
A Violent Illumination of Salvation Flannery O'Connor uses violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification (401). At any cost, a soul must find salvation. O'Connor states, In my own stories I have found that violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality a
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with its meaningful message of individu
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with its meaningful message of individu
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960’s. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60’s; this included all people who did not conform to society’s 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 Cuckoo’s Nest.
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line the ball seemed to be in slow
As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent, there w
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey is about patients and doc
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey is about patients and doc
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest, by Ken Kesey, is about patients and doctors in a mental institution. The author talks a lot about what goes on in this institute. The main points in this book deal with control, be it the character of McMurphy who is unable to handle control, or Nurse Ratched the head nurse on the ward whose job requires her to be in control. The world of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is dark; it is a place where control leads to destruction, but the novel shows through the ch
Romeo Juliet Journal
Romeo Juliet Journal
Romeo & Juliet Journal Act I: Hi. I am Roberto Montague, Romeo's cousin. This is the first of five entries to this journal. Many things happened today. Some of these things are that Sampson and Gregory were talking, and then Abram and Balthasar entered the room. After Abram started to quarrel, they started to sword fight, but then Benvolio came in and broke up the fight. After Benvolio broke up the fight, Tybalt entered and started to fight with Benvolio. Soon later, an Officer entered the room
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible by Arthur Miller Thesis Statement: The purpose is to educate and display to the reader the hysteria and injustice that can come from a group of people that thinks it's doing the right thing for society in relation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I. Introduction: The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600's in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people's fear of what they felt was the Devil's work and shows how a small group of powerful people w
Think in Practical way
Think in Practical way
Think in Practical way Nursing is an exciting and challenging field to study. Nursing uses a scientific process to plan care for people in acute illnesses and teach them how to stay healthy or cope with their illness. Nurses basically the helper of the doctors. They assist the doctors by giving medicine, treatments, tests, injections, or draw blood as directed by the physician. They also observe patients for mental, physical, social and or emotional changes and record changes. There are several
There are many problems facing today's society One of the problems is
There are many problems facing today's society One of the problems is
There are many problems facing today's society. One of the problems is the violent condition that surrounds the lives of children in America. We are awarded of the violence among our juveniles because we read, hear and see it. The newspapers, magazines, news media, and our neighborhoods testify the living proof of the chaos. Everyone tries to find explanations of the causes and consequences of street violence and other aspects of the turbulent lives of young people. Yet, the problem facing our
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is the objective here is to summarize the details of the events and in
Ever since I was little I have always looked up to my dad I've admired
Ever since I was little I have always looked up to my dad I've admired
Ever since I was little, I have always looked up to my dad. I've admired him for his intelligence, his humor, his devotion, and his friendliness. But the one thing I have never neglected in my whole life is that my own father is a well-known, well-respected doctor. Whenever I walked down a street with him, people would smile at him, shake his hand, or give him a gift. I soon coveted this fame that he had, and wanted to become a doctor. I would practice on my dog or my pillows before preschool
Biography of Author
Biography of Author
Biography of Author Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado but his family later moved in Springfield, Oregon, where he attended public schools, and later the University of Oregon at Eugene. He has received the Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Stanford University, a Saxton Fellowship, and won the Fred Lowe Scholarship awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the northwest. Mr. Kesey was king of the Merry Pranksters, a group which traveled the West Coast staging happenings. As a leader of the group,
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
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Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth The story Macbeth took place in Scotland. Macbeth was a well respected warrior, also highly respected by Duncan the king. He later meets 3 witches and they give him 3 prophecies and both of them come true right away except for the one that he is to be king. So Macbeth makes this happen for him by killing Duncan in his sleep while he was staying at his castle for the night. Macbeth does a good job of hiding this from the others. No one would have ever suspected him. Macbeth is then crowne
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
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How does Arthur Miller create dramatic tension in Act 3 Scene 3 of The
How does Arthur Miller create dramatic tension in Act 3 Scene 3 of The
How does Arthur Miller create dramatic tension in Act 3, Scene 3 of ‘The Crucible’? Arthur Miller’s play ‘The Crucible’, written 1953, displays paranoia, mass- hysteria, and theocracy in its true colours. Revenge driven accusations sweep the town, causing many unjust deaths. The word crucible provokes an image of a big boiling pot. This is extremely realistic, as in Salem the population are left to boil. The suffering and turmoil divides the good, honest people of the town from the deceitful wr
Destroyed but not defeated
Destroyed but not defeated
Destroyed but not defeated Control and authority are extremely important features with the text One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. There are many dominant characters and there is also a fight between dominance and authority within the ward discussed in the text. In the text the responder meets many different characters and learns about the world that they live in. They also learn about the ward that the patients live on, it is described as a ‘factory’ and all the patients are apart of that machine
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Tim Winton Dirt Music
Tim Winton – Dirt Music Yr. 12 English Studies Individual Study Brief Overview of story “So what did you play?” ”Guitar.” ”I mean, what kind of music?” ”Oh, I dunno. All kinds, I spose. Anything you could play on a veranda. You know, without electricity. Dirt music.” Dirt Music is the story of three people – Georgie Jutland, a forty year old retired nurse who surfs the net and appreciates her vodka. Jim Buckridge, Georgie’s lover, who is a successful fisherman and the “uncrowned prince” of White
Field Marshall Haig The Butcher Of The Somme
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 doesn’t care for his men. He isn’t 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 didn’t train his army and there was ‘no superiority of arms an
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet
The Adaptation of Romeo Juliet William Shakespeare used his remarkable talent to delight his audiences for over 400 years. Of his many splendid plays, perhaps none is more popular than “Romeo and Juliet”, the timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their family strife. There have been many movie adaptations of this world’s most tragic love affair, but none had brought out the true passion of the story as successfully as Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet”. This
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet In this essay, I will examine and describe the relationships of Juliet - the sweet girl who is in love with Romeo, Nurse - who is the minder of Juliet, Mercutio - Romeo’s dear friend and Tybalt- who is an enemy of Romeo. These characters are all from the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which is written by William Shakespeare. Juliet is a young, beautiful teenager who is aged 14. Juliet is set to marry Paris because of her mother, father and the nurse who think that Paris should be a g
Slaughterhouse Five
Slaughterhouse Five
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Dylan Marlais Thomas
Dylan Marlais Thomas
Dylan Marlais Thomas 1 Dylan Marlais Thomas is considered one of the greatest modern poets. Like many other writers and poets, Thomas lived a life of loss, poverty, and adventure. His life began October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father David John Thomas was an English Literature teacher at the Swansea Grammar School and at Dylan’s birth he was determined for his son to become the poet that he had failed to be(Fitzgibbon 25). Despite having very little education, Thomas began writing poems
Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj
Healthcare Cost Basis First things first Heart Group 4th PeriodCreatin
Healthcare Cost Basis First things first Heart Group 4th PeriodCreatin
Healthcare, Cost Basis …First things first… Heart Group, 4th PeriodCreating The Budget:Total up your fixed expenses and your flexible expenses. Subtract this total from your total income. If there is something left over, congratulations! You are living within your means. This would be a good time to decide where you can accelerate payment on your fixed expenses. If there is nothing left, or if your expenses exceed your income, it is time to sit down and seriously consider where you can cut back
Positive People
Positive People
Positive People Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, If I were any better, I would be twins! He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there tellin
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest The non-fiction book, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kesey, begins the story in a mental hospital. The characters prove to themselves that honor is found by doing what is morally right. The hero of the story, McMurphy, risks it all to save the lives of his companions and rids the hospital of the evil. The story is a classic one of good triumphing over evil and contains little romance. This is a story of Freedom that is shown internally and externa
Review The Client
Review The Client
Review: The Client Page 1 John Grisham is known for his suspenseful writing and he does not disappoint his readers with his new novel The Client. Grisham takes the knowledge he gained from his experiences as a lawyer and puts them into his novel to give the reader a true sense of what’s going on. Grisham is an outstanding writer because he uses what he knows and notifies people on what the facts are. He shows how attorney/client relationships are formed and how they can involve into more then ju
Serial killers
Serial killers
Serial killers Most people assume that they will be able to spot a serial killer, but they look just like any other normal person would. Some of them even act normal when other people are around but the fact is they have something really wrong. These are some characteristics that serial killers share: · They always have a plan · They have an incredible desire for power · They pick people weaker then themselves to attack (women, children) · They have calm and controlled personalities · They are e
Game Over
Game Over
Game Over As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent
My favorite recreational activity is soccer I play soccer a lot and ha
My favorite recreational activity is soccer I play soccer a lot and ha
My favorite recreational activity is soccer. I play soccer a lot and have been playing for five or six seasons. in a game not long ago I made a hat trick , or three goals in one game. We placed second in our league this year. Their are lots of rules in soccer and they are all very important. If you don’t follow them you will pay the consequences. I’ll tell you about them in this paper. Probably the most important rule is that you can’t touch the ball with your hands. If you do you will be penal
Romeo Juliet Plot Summary
Romeo Juliet Plot Summary
Romeo & Juliet Plot Summary It's a hot July Sunday in Verona, and we find the servants of the Capulets out looking for trouble. What better way to start something, they figure, than to insult the servants of their masters' old enemies the Montagues? The plan works, and before long servants, friends, relatives¾and, finally, Lord Capulet and Lord Montague themselves¾are at each other's throats. Verona's Prince Escalus has to personally break up the fight, and he isn't happy about it. He heavily fi
McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Ne
McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Ne
: McMurphy as a Christ Figure in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Kesey opens the novel with the line, “One flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” It is from this children’s rhyme that Ken Kesey based the title of his book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Set in a 1960s mental hospital, Ken Kesey’s novel focuses on the battle between Randle Patrick (R.P., for short) McMurphy and the head nurse, Nurse Ratched. Into Nurse Ratched’s ward comes a swaggering, apparent
Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning
Classical Conditioning Definition: The way people associate a (object, sounds, smells etc.) with their past occurrences of any physical response of the body, and merely have any contact with the (object, sounds, smells etc.) can produce physical response of the body. Learning to associate one event with another is called classical conditioning. Experience: I remember when I was little, I get sick very often. My mother used to take to see Dr. Wong at the children’s hospital next to my pre-school
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-----Romeo----- Romeo is described in the book as a good looking guy. He's probably in between the ages of 15 and 17. In the beginning of the story Romeo kept his feelings to himself. He wasn't really close to his parents and the only people he could really talk to were Benvolio and his trusty advisor Friar Lawrence. He seemed to be really confused about love and what it really was. At first he is infatuated with a girl named Rosaline, but then meets Juliet and instantly falls in love with her.
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash The Unconscious
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oa
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oa
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o'clock in the morning in Oak Park, Illinois July 21, 1899. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated and confounded not only serious literary critics but also the average man...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his widowed grandfather Ernest Hall, Hemingway
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager, growing up in a quiet neighborhood, in a small town. Everyone basically knew everything about everyone. She attended the local school, Washington Senior High School, and was a top student there. She excelled at her academics and still made time to enjoy extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball and track. She had a close knit group of friends that she did everything with. She was also very seriously involved with a guy, Dustin, who worshipped the
The Death of My Grandmother
The Death of My Grandmother
The Death of My Grandmother It was a rainy day in October, so I ended up staying inside the dorm playing on my computer. The phone rang and it was my mother telling me that my grandma’s condition has worsened. She told me that I had to try to come home right away because my grandmother was only going to live through the night. I looked over at the clock to see that is was five o’clock. Knowing the bus and train have already made their last departures from Pittsburgh, I decided to fly even thoug
Arthur Miller's engrossing play The Crucible contained a collection of
Arthur Miller's engrossing play The Crucible contained a collection of
Arthur Miller's engrossing play, The Crucible, contained a collection of many fascinating characters. Each character had his own unique personality and each role was very original. They all contributed to the intriguing story-line. Arthur Miller rather smoothly blended the backgrounds of each character so as to skillfully intertwine their roles. I feel that the characters of John Proctor and Reverend Hale were the most thoroughly developed in the play. He placed them in rather believable situat
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the b
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
Whats so special about an orangutan Their eyes hold a story that is my
What’s so special about an orangutan? Their eyes hold a story that is mysterious and yet intuitively we relate to them. Just one look into those eyes and you are hooked. The orangutan’s anatomy, geographic range and habitat type, food habits, behaviors, and locomotor patterns make the species unique while sharing some features with other primates. However, currently Indonesia is facing a threat to its orangutan population. Loss of habitat, illegal hunting, and the notorious pet trade all pose a
Jackson and Roosevelt
Jackson and Roosevelt
Jackson and Roosevelt By Noah Abbott The United States of America has had forty two presidents. Most of these men shared interests, desires, and concerns that included and went beyond their years as president. Some of our nation’s leaders hold more things in common than the rest. Despite seventy years between their times in office, Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt were two very similar personalities. Not only in their upbringing, but in their personalities, moral convictions, professional fee
Ernest Hemmingway an author from the early 1900s wrote many pieces He
Ernest Hemmingway an author from the early 1900s wrote many pieces He
Ernest Hemmingway, an author from the early 1900’s, wrote many pieces. He is famous and well known for his difference in writing style from the average writer of his time. Many of his writings are based on life experiences, which lead us to what kind of person he really was. “Indian Camp, A Farewell to Arms, and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is among his famous works. Another short story by Ernest Hemmingway is “A Clean Well-Lighted Place. Considering knowledge from “Indian Camp, A Farewell to