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Beloved
Beloved
Beloved In the Novel Beloved, by Toni Morrison unmasks the horrors of slavery, and depicts its aftermath on African Americans. The story is perfect for all who did not experience nor could imagine how it was to be an African American in America circa the 1860's. Beloved lends a gateway to understanding the trials and tribulations of the modern African American. The Novel has many things that occur that are very striking, most of which have to deal with the treatment of the African Americans. Th
Ebonics
Ebonics
Ebonics INTRODUCTION This is an English exam paper prepared for the EVU2-EDB course at Niuernermik Ilinniarfik, Nuuk. The main topic of this paper is the USA, and I have chosen to concentrate on a fairly new issue, the language know as Ebonics. There have always been changes in the English language. This is how the language came about and evolved from standard British English to American English. During the last few years, as the world has become more sensitive to the rights of minorities, wome
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
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment By: Omer Kassam Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal s
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as mahatma Gandhi was a Indian
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as mahatma Gandhi was a Indian
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as mahatma Gandhi, was a Indian nationalist leader, who established his country's freedom through a nonviolent revolution. Gandhi became a leader in a difficult struggle, the Indian campaign for home rule. He believed and dedicated his life to demonstrating that both individuals and nations owe it to themselves to stay free, and to allow the same freedom to others. Gandhi was one of the gentlest of men, a devout and almost mystical Hindu, but he had and ir
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influentia
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influentia
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two of the most influential authors in American Literature. Both men wrote about similar themes, creating great admiration between them. The relationship that had grown between them was a source of critic and interpretation that would ultimately influence each of their works. Melville in particular was moved by Hawthorne’s intellectual stimulation and inspired him to write Moby-Dick, a dramatic novel that has proved to be one of the greatest in Americ
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hester’s Alienation Throughout his book The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne is preoccupied with the relationship between the individual and society. Hester’s sin and subsequent condemnation alienate her. No where is this alienation more apparent than in Chapter 5, Hester at her Needle. Condemned by her sin of passion, Hester is separated from her community, not only physically, as she lives on the edge of the town, and socially, as she this chapter Hawthorne presents t
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay
British Literature Essay Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society’s views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of
Beowulf is a link between two traditions Pagan and the Christian The
Beowulf is a link between two traditions Pagan and the Christian The
Beowulf is a link between two traditions, Pagan and the Christian. The virtues of courage in war and the acceptance of feuds between men and countries as a fact of life stem from the older Pagan tradition. On the other hand Christianity’s moralities are based meekness and poverty. Beowulf brings this two convictions together through the actions of the characters. Even though Beowulf possesses spiritual strength, he isn’t particularly concerned with the Christian virtues. He wants to help pe
Alexs Analysis of Any Abject Abuse
Alexs Analysis of Any Abject Abuse
Alex’s Analysis of Any Abject Abuse The destruction of the grand style of the epic is just what Pope was after in his mock epic, The Rape of the Lock. Pope had no such universal goal, or moral pronouncements to make as did Milton. His purpose was merely to expose the life of the nobility of his time. While Milton chose blank verse to express the immensity of the landscape of his epic, Pope chose to utilize the heroic couplet to trivialize this grandeur. Pope's quick wit bounces the reader alo
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION
CHARACTERIZATION The main characters of DostoevskyÕs novel The Brothers Karamazov are, as the title suggests, the members of the Karamazov Òfamily,Ó if it can indeed be called such. The only things that the members of this family share are a name and the ÒKaramazov curse,Ó a legacy of base impulses and voluptuous lust. References to this tendency towards immorality are sprinkled heavily throughout the novel; phrases such as Òa brazen brow and a Karamazov conscience,Ó Òvoluptuary streak,Ó and ÒK
In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynnes scarlet toke
In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynnes scarlet toke
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne’s scarlet token liberates her more than it punishes her. First of all, Hester’s soul is freed by her admission of her crime; by enduring her earthly punishment, Hester is assured of a place in the heavens. Also, though her appearance is much hampered by the scarlet letter, her mind is freed by it, that an intellectual passion rises from her isolation and suffering. Finally, it defines her identity, for the letter makes Hester the woman
In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle to attain her identity in the mist of temptation, isolation, and impossible odds. Although she processes a strong soul she must fight not only the forces of passion and reason within herself ,but other's wills constantly imposed on her. In its first publication, it outraged many for its realistic portrayal of life during that time. Ultimately, the controversy of Bronte's novel lied in its realism, challenging the role of wom
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre, The Feminist Tract In 1837 critic Robert Southey wrote to Charlotte Bronte, Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation, (Gaskell 102). This opinion was not held by only one person, but by many. Indeed, it is this attitude, one that debases women and their abilities, to which Charlotte Bronte responds with Jane Eyre. The p
February 21 1997
February 21 1997
February 21, 1997 Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape th
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human bei
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human bei
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods needed somewhere to live on Earth. Temples were built as the gods' earthly homes. The basic design of temples developed from the royal halls of the Maycenaean Age. A Mycenaean palace consisted of a number of buildings often more than one story high, grouped around a central courtyard. It was brightly painted, both inside and out. In each palace there was a large hall called a megaron, where th
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations do you c
Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted story with imp
The poem Thanatopsis written by William Cullen Bryant is a wonderful l
The poem Thanatopsis written by William Cullen Bryant is a wonderful l
The poem, “Thanatopsis,” written by William Cullen Bryant, is a wonderful literary work which explores the often controversial questions of death. Within his well written lines Bryant attempts to show the relationship between death’s eternal questions and the ongoing cycle of nature and life. Upon concluding the poem many readers are able to reaffirm their faith of an afterlife, while others are left aimlessly pondering this strange possibility. Throughout the poem Bryant creates images which c
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyces A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of com
James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both suppo
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to
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
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales a
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales a
By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role was on influ
Taoism
Taoism
Taoism Taoism is one of the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. The other religion native to China is Confucianism. Both Taoism and Confucianism began at about the same time, around the sixth century B.C.E. China's third great religion, Buddhism, came to China from India around the second century of the common era. Together, these three faiths have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years (Hartz 3). One dominate concept in Taoism
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
You are mad and gone the wrong way You take
“You are mad, and gone the wrong way. You take falsehood for truth and ugliness for beauty.” - lawyer from A.C.’s “The Bet” Through analyzing this excerpt from the story of “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov, one can sense the imprisoned lawyer criticizing the banker of being ignorant and insane. What exactly does it mean to be insane or ignorant? By definition, for one to be classified as insane, they would have the inability to mediate with reality at will. The definition of ignorance can be grasped
 Truth and nonviolence will never be destroyed those words spoken by
Truth and nonviolence will never be destroyed those words spoken by
Truth and nonviolence will never be destroyed those words spoken by Mahatma Gandhi describe the true essence of his character. He was a man who unlike others decided to use nonviolence as a means of getting what he wanted. His different approach is what ultimately led to his rising popularity and strong success. Not only did Gandhi almost single-handedly free India and its five hundred million people from their long subjection to the British Empire, but he did so without raising an army, wit
102298
102298
10/22/98 The Rotunda Plan VS. The Basilica An Essay By Matt Zimmer Both the Rotunda and the Basilica plans were used in Early Christian Churches, but the styles are very different. The Basilica plan church is the simpler of the two. It is based on the Basilicas of the Greek and Roman cultures. The Early Christian Churches adapted the Greek and Roman design to suit their religious needs. They took the original rectangular plan and changed it to look like the Holy Cross by adding a transept. This
In the eight fold path of yoga meditation is the eighth step Smith 11
In the eight fold path of yoga meditation is the eighth step Smith 11
In the eight fold path of yoga meditation is the eighth step (Smith, 11). Once here a Yogi must become more aware and more sensitive to what is within themselves (“Meditation”). “A Yogi must first lose themselves here to find peace with themselves” (Smith, 11). The armor that a person has built around themselves throughout their lives must be lost and they have to see themselves clearly (Smith, 19). Meditation begins with concentration (“Meditation”). In concentration meditation a Yogi must foc
SPIDERS
SPIDERS
SPIDERS Michelle Reynolds Pope Science January 06, 1999 Outline Title Introduction: I. The first sub-topic A. Distinctive Characteristics 1. Detail of the external anatomy 2. Detail of the sensory organs B. Circulation and locomotion 1. Detail of the circulitary system 2. Detail of the respiratory system II. The second sub-topic A. Digestion, Venom, and Spider Silk 1. Detail of the digestive system 2. Details of venom and spider silk Conclusion: Spiders are a very special unique and complexed A
The Women of the Hindu Religion
The Women of the Hindu Religion
The Women of the Hindu Religion Universally, the women of the world have been trying to gain the same opportunities as the men. The women in India who are committed to the Hindu religion have been struggling for years to break the traditions. The women of the Hindu religion had many challenges in becoming a nineties women. In the Hindu religion the traditional values are sacred and cannot be broken. Even with these restrictions the Hindu women have passed many obstacles and became the women tha
So deeply to be reverenced so fair
So deeply to be reverenced so fair
So deeply to be reverenced, so fair, My lady is when her smile bestows, All sound of speaking falters to a close And eyes which would behold her do not dare Of praises sung of her she is aware, Yet clad in sweet humility she goes A miracle in which the world may share. Dante Alighieri Sonet XXVI Lavita Nueva At age nine, Dante was graced by the beauty of Beatrice Portinari, and for the rest of his life, many of his writings portrayed his intense love for merely the thought of her which seemed t
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
^^^^^^^^^^A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn't it a fact that when we're in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we're too busy feeling the moment's thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quick growth a
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
Religions of Mama Day
Religions of Mama Day
Religions of “Mama Day” Engl. 4313 A conflict facing many black Americans is the loss of African roots and legacy in the present civilization that does not support cultural identity but chokes it instead. Gloria Naylor’s novel Mama Day brings the all-black population of the island of Willow Springs far closer to Africa than the black folks of mainland America could ever be. Geographically, Willow Springs is set apart from the United States, alienated from the South Carolina/Georgia border by wat
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin
Ursula K LeGuin English 10h In A Wizard of Earthsea, The Other Wind, and The Telling, written by Ursula K LeGuin, a mental journey is an integral part of each character’s development. Due to each character’s growth and eventual maturity in these stories, they learn to understand the world around them, and their purpose in this mystical world called Earthsea. In The Wizard of Earthsea, a young wizard named Ged (Sparrowhawk) must realize how to control his recklessness, and defeat a great darkness
Wallace Stevens and TS Eliot
Wallace Stevens and TS Eliot
Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot Both of the poets, Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot wrote their works in the difficult, post war years. The whole society was in a shock from the experience it gained in the war. The world has become a complete chaos. To the generation that wasted their best years of youth in the passed war, it was a shock to discover the instability of the world, of the country, of the nation they have fought for. They fought in the war because of their belief that they were doing t
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
Protestant catholic reformations
Protestant catholic reformations
Protestant catholic reformations Word Count: 1694 The economy flourished with the invention of the printing press. It was the cause for the protestant reformation. If it had not been for the printing press, it would have been stomped out. Usually when a new religion was formed it was nipped in the bud of the development of it and labeled heresy before the common people would have ever heard to tell of it. There were also much higher literacy rates in this age as well. More people knew how to rea
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation
Japanese Animation Exactly what is Japanese Animation? There is a century worth of story behind this word, yet it is not well known. The short term for Japanese Animation is anime , which is French. In America, cartoons have a connotation of children‘s only, whereas in Japan this is not so due to a different development in its history. Animes are highly regarded and they are not considered to be just cartoons by many of its viewers. While America considers animation to be a single category, Jap
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
The Wanderer
The Wanderer
The Wanderer The Wanderer by Geoffrey Chaucer has often been regarded as a heathen poem in which several of the Anglo-Saxon heroic ideals are represented. However, it can also be seen as representing Christian ideals that are contradictory to the original Anglo-Saxon beliefs. If the poem is seen in a Christian light, the speaker could be seen as contrasting the true security of faith in God with the insecurity of earthly ties. These earthly ties are possibly the original Anglo-Saxon heroic ideal
Taoism Buddhism
Taoism Buddhism
Taoism Buddhism It is always present in you. You can use it anyway you want. ~Lao-tzu Taoism and Buddhism are the two great philosophical and religious traditions that originated in China. Taoism began the sixth century BCE. Buddhism came to China from India around the second century of the Common Era. These two religions have shaped Chinese life and thought for nearly twenty-five hundred years. One dominant concept in Taoism and Buddhism is the belief in some form of reincarnation. The idea tha
The illusion of a Utopia
The illusion of a Utopia
The illusion of a Utopia The effect of hypocrisy, Ignorance and judgement Is the ideal of a Utopia a realistic paragon that might someday come true, or just a segment of an oversocialist mind set? Although many might think that it is possible, John Wingham, in his novel The C hrysalids, tried to prove to us that every society has its flaws therefore making the ideal of a Utopia unthinkable and absurd. In this text, I will prove to you that perfect societies are, and will remain, nonexisting by
Wealth Poverty and
Wealth Poverty and
Wealth, Poverty, and Economics in Proverbs Job and Proverbs April 3/00 Box #260 Wealth, poverty and economics has been one of the main areas of human interest and investigation over the last three hundred years. Beginning in earnest during the enlightenment period of Europe, economics and wealth has been studied thoroughly and aggressively. Often times, this debate has produced great ideological and polemical debates, even wars and revolutions.[1] Indeed, man has been increasingly described and
A Contrast in Absurdity
A Contrast in Absurdity
A Contrast in Absurdity Communication II 07 December 1999 A Contrast In Absurdity Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood explores a grotesque world of surrealistic imagery, ridiculous characters, bleak settings, and sinful religion. Throughout the book, two primary characters struggle for the truth and ultimately find it. Both characters explore themselves inwardly, but quite differently, Hazel Motes, the main character of the story, seeks the truth through profane sin, and Enoch Emery, a developed min
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herd
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac's novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ker
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness Eng 23-12 Instructor Time- 8:00-9:15 A.M. What is the meaning of racism? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, it means hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, is a treasure for criticism on the authors stand on racism. Many believed him to be a racist writer, and many others believed that the novel only implicated the beliefs of his time. He was not only believed to be a racist but also ignorant. Al
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates Intro Philosophy Spring 2004 1 Socrates Socrates was born in 469 B.C. and died in 399 B.C. He was a Greek philosopher of Athens and is generally considered as one of the wisest people of all times. He was the son of Sophroniscus, a sculptor, and Phaenarete, a midwife. During the early part of his life, he seems to have followed in his father's footsteps, working as a sculptor. Socrates served in the military but never wanted any important position in the army. Most of the findings of h
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof