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Black Like Me
Black Like Me
Black Like Me Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin is a Multicultural story set in the south around the late 1950's in first person point of view about John Griffin in 1959 in the deep south of the east coast, who is a novelist that decides to get his skin temporarily darkened medically to black. What Griffin hopes to achieve is enough information about the relationships between blacks and whites to write a book about it.The overall main obstacle is society, and the racial divide in the south w
A Worn Path
A Worn Path
A Worn Path In the story A Worn Path the main character's name is Phoenix which alludes to the mythical bird that consumed itself in fire after five hundred years and rose renewed from its ashes. This death-birth motif gives a meaningful context for details which seem merely descriptive(Seidl, p. 53). Welty's main subject is the intricacies of human relationships, particularly as revealed through her characters' interactions in intimate social encounters. Welty's outlook is hopeful, and lo
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente Team: Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18th 1934. He was the first Hispanic baseball player to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. He was also the second baseball player to be put on a postage stamp. Roberto Clemente was plagued with back pain during his career, but still he proved to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Roberto Clemente had always like baseball. He was also fortunate to join a professional P
Militant Monks
Militant Monks
Militant Monks The Knights Templar, a military order of monks answerable only to the Pope himself, were founded in 1118. Their primary responsibility, at least initially, was to provide protection to Christians making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. They rose in power, both religious and secular, to become one of the richest and most powerful entities in Christendom. By the time of their disbandment in 1307, this highly secretive organization controlled vast wealth, a fleet of merchant ships, and
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE
HERMAN MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY AND ANALYSIS Ì English III Jon Clausen Saturday, March 15, 1997 Leave this page blank CONTENTS PREFACE, OR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ii I. INTRODUCTION 1 II. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 1 n III. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 2 n IV. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 3 n V. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 4 n VI. CHAPTER NAME, OR MAIN IDEA 5 n APPENDIX n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1 n 2. Illustration 2 n 3. Illustration 3 n 4. Illustration 4 n 5. Illustratio
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel The book Night opens in the town of Signet where Elie Wiesel, the author , was born . He lived his child hood in the Signet, Transylvania . He had three sisters Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora. His father was an honored member of the Jewish community. He was a cultured man concerned about his community yet, he was not an emotional man. His parents were owners of a shop and his two oldest sisters worked for his parents. Elie was a school boy and interested in studying the Zohar “the cabbalis
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point whe
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point whe
There comes a time is each person's life when they reach the point where they are no longer children, but adults. The transition from a child into a young adult is often referred to as the coming of age, or growing up. The time when this transition occurs is different in everyone, since everyone is an individual and no two people are alike. Certain children reach this stage through a tragic, painful event which affects them to such extent that they are completely changed. Other children reach
Eudora Weltys writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in b
Eudora Weltys writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in b
Eudora Welty’s writing style and us of theme and setting aided her in becoming one of the greatest writers of all time. Welty credits her family for her success. Without the love and belief my family gave me, I could not have become a writer to begin with (Welty, IX). Eudora Welty’s writings are light-hearted and realistic. Her stories explore common everyday life. Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on April 13, 1909. She was an observant child. She was fascinated by sounds and si
It is the nature of the beast within that fuels our inclination toward
It is the nature of the beast within that fuels our inclination toward
It is the nature of the beast within that fuels our inclination towards conflict and destruction. During the surreal powers of war, life hangs in the balance setting the stage for an elite group of individuals who triumphantly rise above the rest amidst the chaos. As Ernest Hemingway illustrates in his book, Farewell to Arms, the character of Frederick Henry; an ambulance driver, is put to the ultimate test during the madness and atrocity of WWI. His experiences at the front pose a challenge on
Dear Charles Darwin
Dear Charles Darwin
Dear Charles Darwin, Hello, I have recently read your theory on natural selection and the Origin of Species. Although each of us approach life differently, for example your ambition being on a different level than mine and your formal learning more than I feel is needed, I admire how much you have learned from nature. I say that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Look Homeward Angel
Look Homeward Angel
Look Homeward, Angel Oliver Gant was one of five children born of a Dutch mother and English father in America. As soon as he was old enough, he left his family and set out to see the world. Gant finally landed in Baltimore, where he worked as an apprentice to a headston carver. After apprenticing for five years, he moved South hoping for good opportunities and set up his own shop. He married there, but his wife died before they had been married long. Gant, looking for a better place to work, m
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal Missouri This was the
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal Missouri This was the
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal; features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover’s Leap. Clemens described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives they led in their small town. In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a printer in St. Louis. He moved up in the ranks of printi
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Word Count: 619 Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal; features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover’s Leap. Clemens described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives they led in their small town. In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a printer in St. Louis. He moved up in the
A Reflection
A Reflection
A Reflection On Melville's Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melville never r
The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain The book I read was Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It is a science fiction story about an outbreak of a deadly airborne virus. The virus came from an experimental satellite named Scoop VII. The satellite landed in a small town in northwestern Arizona named Piedmont. There were only 2 survivors out of forty-eight, an old person and an infant. There are four main characters who study the virus. They are Jeremy Stone, Peter Levitt, Charles Burton, and Mark Hall. It all s
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face B
Sweltering heats fill the room, a hot sticky breeze drifts by my face. Broom Broom Broom its the posties bike coming to a halt beside our old white mailbox. He adds a few letters in the mailbox and speeds off to the next house. Racing outside in anticipation, my heart suddenly sinks discovering its only a Telstra bill. I hate when the phone bill arrives, mum always gives me a big lecture about all my calls. I knew there was going to be trouble, remembering about all my international calls to my
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I’d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, daddy’s little girls. Carolyn and I had celebrated our twenty-
Titanic
Titanic
Titanic The titanic, a wonderful, beautiful, big unsinkable way to America. A story of triumph and tradgedy. On April 10, 1912 the miraculous boat was ready to sail. it was owned by the White Star Line and was built at Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding company. The Titanic was 882 ft. long and weighed 45,000 tons. It could hold 3200 passengers, but it only had enough life boats for abuot 1200 people. That did not matter because even God could not sink this ship. The price for a ticket varried grea
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane’s last dying words. The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees is the owner o
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on June 1st, 1926 at 9:30 am in Los Angeles, California. Gladys was divorced from her husband, C. Stanley Gifford and separated from her husband Ed Mortensen. Ed Mortensen was who Gladys put on Norma Jean’s birth certificate as her father but it is still in question if he was her father of if it was her first husband Jack Baker who was her father. Gladys had two other kids from another marriage. She had them in her first marriag
3000
3000
3000 It was the year 3000. The world was just coming out of another major war, World War Four. It has been a little over a year since the war ended. Things are recovering nicely. My older brother T.S. was recruited, he survived. We were happy to see him come home. School has just started back again, things have changed, the teachers seem to be very timid and quiet, they have hardly given us any homework. A lot of people I know have lost their families, I’m lucky to still have my family. None of
Espadas
Espadas
Espadas Espadas. Cuanto abarca esta simple palabra. Increible. Bueno, vamos al grano: las espadas famosas de la historia. Hay muchas, si, pero solo veremos unas pocas, especialmente seleccionadas. Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink. From the last words of Turin Turambar Gurthang, 'Iron of Death', was Túrin Turambar’s black sword. He found it in Nargothrond, and it was the sword that Túrin used to kill Glaurung. Actua
Schindlers List
Schindlers List
Schindler’s List The movie Schindler’s List has affected me in many ways, it made me realize how the Jewish people were treated and all the pain and suffering they went through. Most of the sufferings took place in World War 2. Many German soldiers were cruel, obnoxious and selfish. Oskar Schindler will never be forgotten for his mark of bravery and saving so many Jewish people. The movie Schindler’s List is based on a man named Oskar Schindler. He owns a factory called “Deutsche Emailware Fabri
American Revolution
American Revolution
American Revolution 5th hour 28 Sept. 2001 The American Revolution began many years before the actual American War of Independence. The Revolution began in the minds of the American people long before the first shot was fired. As the motherland began to implement more and harsher policies upon the colonials, they responded with actions. The idea that the “marked changes in British colonial policy were more responsible for the final political division than were the American actions,” is invalid b
Social Issues
Social Issues
Social Issues Many people forget about the past and not know about our history. Many issues went on in the past that should be recognized. We have had many heroes that people should be grateful to because thanks to them we have rights and freedom now. In the 1950s there were several movements by strong people. This is a research about large movements that started to fight injustices that affected people of color. Some of the most known movements are the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Another event of t
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being relegated to the back when a white boarded. It was not, however, the day that the movement to desegregate the buses started. Perhaps the movement started on the day in 1943 when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks paid her bus fare and then w
The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy It was a great plan of Ulixes. We were going to build a great, wooden horse and pretend to give it to the Trojans as a sign to make amends and to let them think that we had given up. But the devious plan was for a few of us Greeks to hide in the belly of the horse. I wasn’t afraid, as we made our way in the cover of darkness slowly up the rope ladder, through a trapdoor and into the cavernous belly of the massive horse. I was very privileged to be chosen to go into the wooden be
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe Part 1 Robinson Crusoe is a brilliantly adventurous story written by Daniel Defoe in 1719. It is about a revolutionary man who achieves his ambition of traveling the world. He discovers both the fortunes and misfortunes in life. This story starts in the city of York in the year 1632. Robinson Crusoe is a boy who has been educated to become a lawyer. His father being a very aged man had taught him enough to commence in the study of law. However to Robinson Crusoe, this easy future
Psychology of The Black Family
Psychology of The Black Family
Psychology of The Black Family Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin In Black Like Me, the white author details his startling experiences as an African-American. He spent a month with his skin temporarily darkened through medication and UV light to find out for himself what life is like for an African-American and to expose his experiences. Griffin’s wrote this book to tell whites about what they are doing to blacks. Griffin is a white reporter that would have had little hope of gaining true inf
Joseph Carey Merrick
Joseph Carey Merrick
Joseph Carey Merrick: The Story Behind the Sideshow Attraction One-hundred and forty-one years ago, a baby boy named Joseph Carey Merrick was born. As with any other healthy birth, Joseph was a beautiful little human with proud parents. As time went on, he grew to be a happy toddler. Until he began to develop strange lumps on his face. By the time he was five, the right side of Joseph’s face was covered with tumors. From then on, his body would develop into the most tragic case of deformity the
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
WSumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka
W.Sumith Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka Sumith Wickramasinghe was born on the island of Ceylon as it was known in 1935. His illustrious parents were Wickremarachige Subatheris and Somawathie Wickramasinghe - both his parents were Headteachers in two different village schools - Sumith's mother was Principal of Ambaraluwa Maha Vidyalaya in the village in Weliweriya in the Gampaha district. To this day Sri Lanka enjoys one of the highest literacy rates in Asia - the key message is education, education
What are the most important factors explaining the rise of environment
What are the most important factors explaining the rise of environment
What are the most important factors explaining the rise of environmentalism in the UK? The News Media is not only responsible for the representation of environmental issues but also for public awareness, media coverage has influenced the rise in environmentalism hugely by bringing it into the public eye. For the general mainstream population media is their main – if not only – source of information. The government has a responsibility to inform the public of ‘public affairs’ and although a lot o
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with
The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke into the Democratic Na
Rosa parks 1
Rosa parks 1
rosa parks Rosa McCauly Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913 and grew up on a small farm. When her mother had saved enough money to pay for it, Rosa had began to attend a private school when she was 11 years old. But, while she was attending high school, her mother had become ill so she had to quit. After quitting high school, she got a job as a house servant and began sending money back to her family. When she married Raymond Parks, she returned to high school and graduated. In 1943 she
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Werner Heisenberg, born in the dawn of the twentieth century became one of its greatest physicists; he is also among its most controversial. While still in his early twenties, he was among the handful of bright, young men who created quantum mechanics, the basic physics of the atom, and he became a leader of nuclear physics and elementary particle research. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, a component of the so-called Cope
The Politics of Homelessness
The Politics of Homelessness
The Politics of Homelessness The problems of the homeless are real, but as with anything, the details of reality depend on the agenda of the person telling the story. Unfortunately, in the case of this issue, it is the homeless who suffer while the political armies fight for preeminence. In fact, the politics of homelessness has become a multibillion dollar business that is more concerned with protecting its own existence than it is in actually helping its constituents. Throwing money at the pro
Leonhard Euler was born on April 15 1707 in Basel Switzerland and late
Leonhard Euler was born on April 15 1707 in Basel Switzerland and late
Leonhard Euler was born on April 15 1707 in Basel Switzerland and later died on Sept 18 1783. His father was a pastor and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare for the ministry but geometry soon became his favorite subject. Through the intercession of Bernoulli Euler obtained his father's consent to change his major to mathematics. After failing to obtain a physics position at Basel in 1726 he joined the St. Petersburg Academy of Science in
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville If at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS. in my desk, then here I propectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whaleship was my Yale College and my Harvard.(Melville 24). Throughout history American authors have written countless essays and songs, poems and plays, novels and short stories which have led to the great accomplishment of Amercian Literature. However since it emerged from its crude colonial beginnings
A Night of Watching
A Night of Watching
A Night of Watching A Night of Watching was written by Elliot Arnold. It was published in 1967 by Charles Scribners Son's in New York. Arnold has been a professional writer for thirty years. He began developing his skills as an amateur writing at a young age, and published his first book at twenty-two. He has written many freelance newspaper articles, non-fiction and fiction books, screenplays and young adult books. His best known works include the novels Blood Brother and Flight from Ashiya. Ar
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong, British dependency in eastern Asia, on the South China Sea, bordered by China on the north. It is made up of many islands, a portion of the mainland, and a considerable expanse of water surface. It has a land area of 1076 sq km (415 sq mi). Despite its small size, Hong Kong plays an important role in the world economy. Geography The dependency can be divided into three main regions—Hong Kong Island and nearby islets; the mainland Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island; and the New
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way. I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally econom
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal
The Infamous Watergate Scandal The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark's Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by unsettling tension between the two countries; Spain, at that time, one of the world's great powers, maintained colonies including Cuba, which lay only ninety miles from U.S. soil. Lasting from April until August, 1898, the war was fought to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule. During the course of the war the United States acquired Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and emerged as a world power. In 1823, James Monroe issued a bold propos
The death of President John F Kennedy regarded today as
The death of President John F Kennedy regarded today as
“The death of President John F. Kennedy, regarded today as the most popular president in American history, profoundly affected a whole generation. His murder, at the prime age of forty-six, evoked haunting despair and impassioned rage in the hearts of those who admired him. It generated bitter resentment as well as sadness among those who opposed him. To this day, the terrible episode festers like a wound in the national spirit.” Henry Hurt John F. Kennedy was in the prime years of his life whe
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
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all lands west of the colonies; beginning a the Ohio Valley belonged to Quebec. This was supposed to keep us colonists from moving west, that way Britain could keep tighter rule on us (or so they thought!). Basically, most of the colonists completely ignored the proclamation and continued westward expansion. The Grenville Acts consisted of enforcement on the mercantilism and navigation acts, plus it wrote new laws such as tax on
In 1886 the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World a gift from
In 1886 the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World a gift from
In 1886 the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. Set at the entrance to New York, the statue was just in time to greet the biggest migration in global history. Between 1880 and World War I, about 22 million men, women, and children entered the United States. More than a million arrived in each of the years 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1913, and 1914. Not everyone had to travel in steerage. Passengers who could affo
Women of the Civil War
Women of the Civil War
Women of the Civil War Many people overlook the role of women in war. It is said even by women that the men go off to fight, and the women stay home and wait. Well here is a paper about women who didn’t sit home and wait for their husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and sweethearts to come back. They did something to help their country when it needed it most. Women Who Fought As many as 400 women from the North and South disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the army. Amy Clarke volunteere
Colin Ferguson 2
Colin Ferguson 2
Colin Ferguson 2 It was an average Tuesday evening, December 7, 1993, when a group of commuters on a Long Island Rail Road car came face to face with the sort of terror most people see only on television. Without warning, a Jamaican immigrant named Colin Ferguson pulled out a pistol and started firing at random, killing 6 passengers and wounding 19. After Ferguson was convicted and before he was sentenced, the survivors of his attack and the relatives of his victims got a rare chance. The judge