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White Lilacs
White Lilacs
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Europe 1914
Europe 1914
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1984
1984
1984 The lesson to be learned from George Orwell's 1984 is that an ideal of having aUtopian society will never really work. George Orwell may have written 1984, in orderto show us that every society has it's ups and downs and that no matter how hard youwork to keep the society perfect there will always be flaws. In the book 1984, the societyin which the people lived was completely opposite to what most people would see asutopia. As defined by the New Scholastic Dictionary the word Utopia
A Farewell to Arms - A Love Story
A Farewell to Arms - A Love Story
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All Rise
All Rise
All Rise Judge Watson scanned his courtroom with an eagle-like glare. The room was packed, Watson could smell the eager reporters outside. Damore versus State of Alabama was the biggest case his Honor had heard in years, God he needed a drink. Judge Watson blinked a long, tired blink, and swallowed hard in a vain attempt to soothe his bone dry throat. The old man called out in a loud voice, “prosecution!” Billy Parker stood deliberately and strutted to his podium. The DA unbuttoned his two thou
AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON
AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON
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A Discussion On Earthquakes
A Discussion On Earthquakes
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Should The Harris Superquarry Go Ahead
Should The Harris Superquarry Go Ahead
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Governement's Bureaucratic Half-Witted Laws
Governement's Bureaucratic Half-Witted Laws
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Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime. The Second Ame
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Sunny Herren American History Mrs.Lynn 5 February 1997 In this report I compare two great historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery, and the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis struggled to lead the Confederacy to independence in the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln wa
Challenger
Challenger
Challenger It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An Oh. . . no! came as the crew’s final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As the reality of
Steroids
Steroids
Steroids Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue. Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement. If you're not familiar with them, The 1994 Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines an anabolic steroid as, any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles. However, it's not just the athletes
Unemployment in Europe Its Impact in the Future of Europe Unemployment
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Unemployment in Europe: Its Impact in the Future of Europe Unemployment is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the European Union. The fight against unemployment is an essential question that the European Union has to encounter in the short term. Today’s unemployment problem represents the most significant worry of the European Union citizen. Unemployment is the greatest disturbance of the European economy. Approximately 18 million of its people are out of work, an average unemployme
Napoleon
Napoleon
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Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud
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The Effects of HIV Mutations on the Immune System
The Effects of HIV Mutations on the Immune System
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How The Simpsons Affects Kids
How The Simpsons Affects Kids
How The Simpsons Affects Kids The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began
Albert E
Albert E
Albert E March 14 1879 - April 18 1955 Born Ulm, Germany. Died Princeton, USA. Albert Einstein was a very famous Scientist, he was mostly famous for his theory of Relativity. In 1894 Einstein's family moved to Milan and Einstein decided officially to relinquish his German citizenship in favor of Swiss. In 1895 Einstein failed an examination that would have allowed him to study for a diploma as an electrical engineer at Zurich. After attending secondary school at Aarau,Einstein returned (1896) t
Babe Ruth is an American hero He transformed baseball from a sport to
Babe Ruth is an American hero He transformed baseball from a sport to
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Book SummaryContents
Book SummaryContents
Book Summary/Contents Andrew Jackson, in the author’s words, was mild, polite, polished, benevolent, and democratic. It would not be in anyone’s favor to question the validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson’s private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood, Jackson’s life and t
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his deat
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance the Revolutionary war. Many of
Born 1955 Los Altos CA Evangelic bad boy who with Steve Wozniak co-fou
Born 1955 Los Altos CA Evangelic bad boy who with Steve Wozniak co-fou
Born 1955 Los Altos CA; Evangelic bad boy who, with Steve Wozniak, co-founded Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30. Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation to provide an educational system at a reasonable price, but found that software was a better seller than hardware. Steven Paul, was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California in February 1955. Jobs was not happy at school in Mountain View so the family moved to Los Altos,
Risk Taking
Risk Taking
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Society's Influence on Morals
Society's Influence on Morals
Society's Influence on Morals The atrocities of the Holocaust have prompted much inquiry by researchers to understand how humans can behave so cruelly toward their fellow man. Theories have been formed that cite the men of Battalion 101 as “ exceptions” or men with “faulty personalities,” when, in fact, they were ordinary men. The people who attempted to perform a genocide were the same people as you and me with the only difference being the environment in which they worked. The behavior of the
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus
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Societys Influence on Morals
Societys Influence on Morals
Society’s Influence on Morals The atrocities of the Holocaust have prompted much inquiry by researchers to understand how humans can behave so cruelly toward their fellow man. Theories have been formed that cite the men of Battalion 101 as “exceptions” or men with “faulty personalities,” when, in fact, they were ordinary men. The people who attempted to perform a genocide were the same people as you and me with the only difference being the environment in which they worked. The behavior of the
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
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A Comparison of Arthur Becomes King and David and Goliath
A Comparison of Arthur Becomes King and David and Goliath
A Comparison of Arthur Becomes King and David and Goliath Two of the most renowned leaders of all time, King Arthur and King David, have emerged from very humble beginnings. David and Goliath, written by Samuel, is a bible story about a young boy defeating a huge Philistine soldier by fighting in the name of God. Arthur Becomes King, written by T. H. White, is a story about a young squire becoming the rightful king of England by pulling the sword from the stone. Arthur Becomes King and David an
Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused their writings on how
Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused their writings on how
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The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire
The Development of Desire The development of the male warrior, throughout literature, has a direct relationship with the development of western civilization. The attributes a warrior holds, fall respectively with the attributes that each society held as valuable. These characteristics, started by societies ideals, become the warrior’s only reasons for continuing their heroics. The ideals however do change with each warrior. At the beginning we have a warrior with one mission, which later the wa
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome t
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome t
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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 dysf
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McAdam's Brilliant Return Continues
McAdam's Brilliant Return Continues
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In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
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John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
John Gotti The Man Behind the Mob
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous Mrs. X Honors 12 3 February 1997 Jonathan Swift: Misguided and Incorrect Criticisms Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is quite possibly the greatest satirist in the history of English literature, and is without question the most controversial. Infuriated by the moral degradation of society in the eighteenth century, Swift wrote a plethora of bitter pieces attacking man's excessive pride, and the critical reception has been one of very mixed reviews. While few question Swift's skill as a sati
The novel The Long March by William Styron is a prime example of anti-
The novel The Long March by William Styron is a prime example of anti-
The novel The Long March by William Styron is a prime example of anti-war, anti-goverment, and anti-military writing. William Styron uses marine reserves, that are forced to make a 36 mile march that they are not prepared for, to show the brutality and hypocrisy in the leaders of this country. The reserves are people that have been out of the service for many years, but have just been called back into service. A terrible accident has just occured at the base they are stationed at. A mortar voll
My Room
My Room
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When I think about mythic heroes for many years the first name that ca
When I think about mythic heroes for many years the first name that ca
When I think about mythic heroes, for many years the first name that came to mind was Sinbad: Sinbad the sailor. In his days as an adventurer, he went on seven fantastic voyages which earned him fame for the rest of his life. Yet, now in retrospect, I no longer consider him to be the great adventurer that I saw him as in my childhood. On his seven voyages, Sinbad encountered every obstacle one could possibly think of. He and his crew met up with: a fish so large, many mistook it for an island,
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a requirement for high school students. The definition of “persuade” in Webster’s New College Dictionary is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong will. I understand that some people have a cert
Risk Taking
Risk Taking
Risk Taking In our lives, it is important to exercise self-command. However, we should not be so concerned with the future that we stifle the present. The question becomes what balance should we strike between self-command and risks? What kinds of risks are acceptable or unacceptable? In this essay, we will use two examples of risks to show the distinction between the two and arrive at a conclusion as to the balance one should have between risk and self command. The first example we will use is
The novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe shows the faith in a person
The novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe shows the faith in a person
The novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe shows the faith in a person to survive purely on determination and will. With no previous knowledge of tools, navigation, or even a belief in God, Robinson Crusoe learns to acquire these skills by himself when he is stranded on a deserted island. Robinson Crusoe first thinks he is lucky to be the only survivor, but later he changes his mind and feels God has cursed him to be all alone without a companion or hope of escaping. After developing a true beli
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus
The Fate Of Patroclus Throughout The Iliad Of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from an arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus' son, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the mighty Achilles through his neck which caused his early demise. It seems that no one could escape an agonizing fate. Of these deaths, the most interesting and in
Essay By Paul Bleier
Essay By Paul Bleier
Essay By Paul Bleier: William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school. As the eldes
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation “My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning to my country. One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that populate its vast lands. From the b
The One Who Will Be King
The One Who Will Be King
The One Who Will Be King Beowulf contains a myriad of different heroic ethical and social values. Most of these values are ingeniously rooted within, or made evident by the opposing forces of the poem. The initial opposing force arrives in the form of Grendel, a vile creature who’s rampages mirror that of a modern serial killer. As the poem draws toward the conclusion, it focuses on the dragon, a creature developed by the poet to solidify the rise and fall of the archetypal hero. After Adolf Hi
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë, can be classified as a Romantic novel, because it contains many tenets of Romanticism. Romanticism was the initial literary reaction to changes in society caused by the industrial revolution: it was an attempt to organize the chaos of the clash between the agrarian and the industrial ways of life. Romanticism was developing in a time in which all of society’s rules, limits, and restraints on how each person should act where being questioned, tried, an
El Cid is an epic tale that twlls of legendary warriors and kings It w
El Cid is an epic tale that twlls of legendary warriors and kings It w
El Cid is an epic tale that twlls of legendary warriors and kings. It was written about the year eleven hundred and has unkown author. The story centers on Ruy Diaz, more commonly known as El Cid. El Cid losses his king's respect and admiration. Exactly why El Cid lost the king's favor is nor known, but his heroic struggle to regain it is well documented. He overcame the great odd placed against him and became an excellent vassa. El Cid is a perfect medieval vassal because he follows his faith,