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The Black Plague
The Black Plague
The Black Plague : From the early fourteenth to late seventeenth century, Europe was decimated by one of the most horrifying pestilence's human kind has ever known(Coulton 493). The killer's name was later to be recognized by the detrimental consummation it had seized upon a person's life. It was known as the Black Plague. This terrible epidemic exhausted small towns across Europe, including the British Isles, brutally killing an incredulous amount of people. The disease had wiped out entire vi
Airframe
Airframe
Airframe Airframe, a novel by Michael Crichton was a fairly good book that became very exciting towards the end. It is about the aviation industry and a fictional company named Norton Aircraft that manufactures planes. There is only one main character and the plot of the novel is about a secret plan to destroy the president of Norton. The book gets off to a slow start, but rapidly builds up pace in the last hundred pages. The main character of the novel is Casey Singleton. She is a divorced mot
Summary of President John F Kennedys Inaugural Address
Summary of President John F Kennedys Inaugural Address
Summary of President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address This inaugural speech establishes what John F. Kennedy’s vision is for the United States--actually it is more of a world vision--of global unity, supporting freedom and human rights for all humankind. He suggests that we should all celebrate in this time of freedom. Man holds all of the power in his hands. Yet, there are still revolutionary beliefs being fought around the world. He does not want us to forget that we are all apart of this r
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Born to Irish immigrants on March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was to become the first rags to riches President the country had ever seen. He grew up in South Carolina and fought in the Revolutionary War at only thirteen. His entire immediate family, parents and siblings, died as a cause of the war, whether it was being killed in battle or death from disease. He went on to serve two terms as the seventh President of the U.S., leaving behind a legacy of administrative policy and even
Growth of NYS Business
Growth of NYS Business
Growth of NYS Business April 17, 1996 For a number of reasons, business enterprise in New York grew by leaps and bounds between 1825 and 1860. New York's growth between the years 1825 and 1860 can be attributed to a number of factors. These include but cannot be limited to the construction of the Erie Canal, the invention of the telegraph, the developed of the railroads, the establishment of Wall Street and banking, the textile, shipping, agriculture and newpaper industries, the development of
Cook 1
Cook 1
Cook 1 Research Paper T. S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliot’s writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18,
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver's Travels: Summary
Gulliver's Travels: Summary Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels have used the word extraneous more then once. Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life. But this is far from the truth. Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels, a book that has been assigned to students for years, and it is written from experience. Swift's experience with the Tories and their conflicts with the Whigs caused him to write books that mock religious beliefs, governmen
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
English 205065L
English 205065L
English 2050.65L 3 July 1995 Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on.(Raffel ix) An
Charles Manson Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson Orgins of a Madman
Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like cult and ultimately to the bloody murders of numerous innocent people. Charles M. Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 11, 1934. His mother, Kathleen Maddox, w
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily. Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her reluctancy to accept change. When compared chronologically, the
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were influenced by national division. Douglass was a very successful abolitionist who changed America's views of slavery through his writings and actions. Frederick Douglass had many achievements throughout his life. Douglass was born a slave in 1817, in Maryland. He educated himself and became determined to escape the atrocities of slavery. Douglass attempted to escape slavery once, but failed. He later made a successful escape i
Ewrt1b
Ewrt1b
Ewrt1b 10-30-94 Cruelty In Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization, overtaken by greed, exploitation, and material interests from his own kind. Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. The book is a record of things seen and done by Conrad while in the Belgian Congo. Conrad use
Juvenalian and horatian Satire
Juvenalian and horatian Satire
Juvenalian and horatian Satire ³Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.² Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. The Battle of the Books, Preface (written 1697; published 1704). Satire is known as the literary style which makes light of a subject, diminishing its importance by placing it in an amusing or scorn
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great
The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is not satisfactory, we may compare him in his ad
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey Ochs Ochs1 Ms. Miller The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher is acclaimed as one of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works. Poe uses Symbolism and analogies in both characters and setting to tell this gothic tale of death and downfall. He often drew apoun memory for the setting of his stories. He combines atmosphere and analogy to form the setting which provokes to the reader a sense of insufferable gloom. Too much of the horror has been attributed to its setting. But the
In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison written in 1952 a youn
In the novel, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952, a young black man's struggle to find an identity in a harsh and very manipulative society is exemplified. The narrator's experience and struggles are often expressed through the memory of his grandfather's words, the people he has come in contact with, and the places ha has been. During the course of his life, he has learned many valuable lessons, both about society and himself. This is demonstrated by elements of the plot, cha
Black Holes
Black Holes
Word Count: 1284 If theories of their existence are true, black holes are the most powerful force in the known physical universe. Many people are familiar with the term black hole, but few people actually know anything about them. A black hole forms as a result of a massive star running out of fuel to burn (Chaisson, 193). Once the star is no longer exerting outward force by burning off gases, it begins to collapse under it’s own intense, inward gravity (Chaisson, 193). It is like slowly lettin
The Titanic
The Titanic
The Titanic On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never know the answer to this question. The greatest tragedy of all may be that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board. According to Walter Lord, author of The Night Lives On, the Titanic could have been saved in the very beginning of the cris
Mary Rowlandson
Mary Rowlandson
Mary Rowlandson Mary Rowlanrson’s Puritan beliefs help her endure her captivity, which lasts eleven weeks, at the hands of the Wampanoag Indians. These beliefs, are often referred as tenets, reflect the fanatical belief of the Puritans that they are god’s chosen people. Rowlandson watches firsthand the horror of the Indian attack on her town and the killing that takes place on both sides during which she receives a bullet wound in her side (Rowlandson 299). She is taken captive and decides that
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
Long Run and Short Run Cost
Long Run and Short Run Cost
Long Run and Short Run Cost 1. What are long run and short run costs? Why is it important to differentiate between these 2 concepts? In this section we will be defining long run and short run costs and their effects on businesses. This will lead us to a better understanding of the reasoning behind the differentiating between the two concepts etc. Short run cost: cost is the amount that the firm pays to buy inputs for production. Costs of production may be divided into fixed costs and variable co
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson POEM #280: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS What is death one may ask? Many immediately think of death as an unknown void, a reality mixed and intertwined with religious or philosophical beliefs. Others believe it’s a decision left unto the ultimate creator and is set in stone for each person and there’s nothing one can do to change. Of course, as of right now, no one knows for certain when and what shape death comes in, but one can, of course, ponder. For this very reason, a select few suffe
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of: The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe ENC 1102 02-18-2004 In one of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known Tales of horror, “The Cask Of Amontillado,” he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing. Poe presents the compelling drama of two men, one who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who’s pride will ultimately be the catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montresor’s plans because he is so p
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t
Victorian Age
Victorian Age
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
Works Cited
Works Cited
Works Cited Robinson, B.A. “All Sides of the Issue.” Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Religious Tolerance Organization. Online. 13 Nov. 1999. http://www.religioustolerance.org/euthanas.htm . Battin, Rosamond, and Anita Silvers, ed. Physician-Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate. New York: Routledge, 1998. Cundiff, David, M.D. “Euthanasia Is Not the Answer: A Hospice Physician’s.” Totowa: Humana Press, 1992. Thomas, Griffith MD JD. “Assisted Dying And The Disabled”. Los Angeles Times
J Edgar Hoovers FBI
J Edgar Hoovers FBI
J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI John Edgar Hoover was the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in 1972. He was the driving force behind turning that fledgling government agency into the great institution that the FBI is today. Hoover transformed the bureau by implementing extraordinary training and recruiting programs. The Hoover building in downtown Washington, D.C. is now the national headquarters for the FBI. During his time as director of the FBI, he built the FBI’
Sparta
Sparta
Sparta The history tells us that the first display of European democracy begins, arguably, not in Athens but in Sparta. It seems quite strange that the very first features of democratic society came into the world exactly from this city which defined itself as the direct opposite of the “ Open society “. But what really matter to us is Athens, where the earliest innovation of political equality was created, more thoroughly than in Sparta and where newer and more rapid social reforms had occurred
How useful is Attribution Theory
How useful is Attribution Theory
How useful is Attribution Theory? Attribution theory assumes that people try to determine why people do what they do. The theory deals with the information one uses in making casual inferences, and the way one deals with this information to answer a casual question. But how can this account to the usefulness of the theory? By knowing the reasons for various behaviours people can better predict future behaviours, and thus protect themselves from any unpleasant surprises (Brown, 1986). This search
Human Memory Cognition
Human Memory Cognition
Human Memory Cognition What is memory? Apologies for commencing with a naively under-estimated question likened to that asked by a small child or perhaps a tiresome teenager. However, in this case, to ask such a question will not result in futility or a slammed door. The point here is to illustrate that the existence of memory has far more widely reaching implications than the lay person might at first suspect. Without memory there would be no past. There would be no ability to employ previously
Surviving Adolescence
Surviving Adolescence
Surviving Adolescence GENG 248 5 May 2003 Adolescence is a sort of a never-never land between childhood and adulthood. It can be wonderful and diverse and full of expectation. But it can also be filled with uncertainty and constant change. Everything a child learned to trust is suddenly challenged. One day you are a cute kid that everybody seemed to adore, and the next day your skin and body are changing and the calmness you felt is gone. Females begin to outgrow males, risks are taken to get at
Invisible Man
Invisible Man
Invisible Man English II Hon. May 16, 2004 Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, is a fictitious, however truthful for the genre, expose on racism in the Deep South. Invisible Man was Ellison’s first and only novel. He left a second novel unfinished at his death. Flying Home and Other Stories was published posthumously in 1996. In the 1920s, this story is told by a black man who believes that since he is treated without respect or equality that he will become invisible. At first the concept seems str
What are the effects of migration
What are the effects of migration
What are the effects of migration? In our days migration is becoming uncontrolled problem which has unpleasant consequences, especially to the economy and social structure of the country. In spite of the fact that countries are doing their best to solve the problem of migration, but it still remains one of the key problem to which there is no easy solution. Migration slows down the economy and causes terrible effects such as increased pollution and unemployment. What is migration? “Migration is
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), a famous Frankfurt school philosopher and Michel Foucault (1926-1984), a philosopher, psychologist and teacher, have very different ideas about sexuality, power, economy and pleasure. While Marcuse maintained the idea that the body should be used as an instrument of pleasure over labor, Foucault believed that society should strive for a new economy characterized as bodies and pleasures. Both give great insight and detail to their arguments, but M
Erik erikson
Erik erikson
Erik erikson Psychology March 15, 2003 ERIK ERIKSON Introduction: I. Biography A. Reasons for entering the psychology world 1. Sigmund and Anna Freud 2. His own development of identity B. Examples of life-altering changed caused by Erikson 1. Study of child psychology 2. Study of behavior II. Theories A. Steps in ones life 1. 8 stages 2. Morals vs. values are reached B. Values and virtues are gained 1. Going through each stage reaches a new height and challenge in ones life 2. Finally reach self
The Intelligence Quotient
The Intelligence Quotient
The Intelligence Quotient: The Contribution of Psychology to Standardized Social Darwinism “It is safe to predict that in the near future intelligence tests will bring tens of thousands of these high-grade defective under the surveillance and protection of society. This will ultimately result in curtailing the reproduction of feeble-mindedness and in the elimination of an enormous amount of crime, pauperism, and industrial inefficiency. It is hardly necessary to emphasize that the high-grade cas
The Self Unitary or Multiple
The Self Unitary or Multiple
The Self: Unitary or Multiple? The self, as a concept is one of the oldest and most persistently researched parts of social psychology. At the beginning of the twentieth century William James put down the framework for many of today’s principal issues. With expert research into the fundamentals of what goes into creating ‘the self’ James argued that it was through our “emotional identification” with them that made them part of “me” (as cited in Franzoi 1996). Many other psychologists have studie
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias? There are many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of phobias. Firstly we must discuss what is known about the origins of natural fear before considering clinical evidence on the genesis of abnormal phobias. Fear is a very ancient and universal emotion in man. It can be defined as the sensation felt when you are in danger, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When it is not justified by the presence of real danger or thr
Religion in America
Religion in America
Religion in America The United Sates of America is a country with no royal family, no heritage of timeless and interdependent state institutions, no symbols or national icons that date back centuries, a country without one dominant religion or church.1 It is a country where immigrants freely come with their own religions, values, and cultures. Many of these immigrants share their beliefs, and many differ. The increasing religious diversity in the nation has an effect on how Americans choose to h
 Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life. M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emotion to write such p
Perfectly Poetic
Perfectly Poetic
Perfectly Poetic T.S. Eliot once said of Blake's writings, The Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience, and the poems from the Rossetti manuscripts, are the poems of a man with a profound interest in human emotions, and a profound knowledge of them. (Grant, Pg 507) These two famous books of poetry written by William Blake, not only show men's emotions and feelings, but explain within themselves, the child's innocence, and man's experience. A little over two centuries ago, William Blake
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
“Transcendentalism: a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual over the empirical”(Webster’s dictionary, 1993) The impact the transcendental movement had on American literature cannot be underestimated. “Reawakening an interest in the great problems of human nature and destiny,” authors such as Emerson, Alcott and Brownson, for example, forced the transcendental movement into the path of Henry David Thoreau. (Spiller, 346) As a self proclaimed “mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natur
A Discussion on the Myth and Failure of Reconstruction Following the C
A Discussion on the Myth and Failure of Reconstruction Following the C
A Discussion on the Myth and Failure of Reconstruction Following the Civil War, and How This Failure Impacted and Changed America Then And Now Reconstruction . . . Spell the word one way, with a small r , and it has a good American purposefulness; for it means a putting together, a rebuilding, a rehabilitation. Spell it another way, with a capital R , and it becomes for many a malediction; and for others an almost forgotten, unreached, and needful goal; and for still others a vaguely unclean me
Running Head Efficient Market Theory
Running Head Efficient Market Theory
Running Head: Efficient Market Theory Efficient Market Theory: A Contradiction of Terms Daniel W. L. Wung Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Table of Contents Table of Contents i Abstract 2 Discussion 1-1 References A-1 Abstract According to the Efficient Market Theory, it should be extremely difficult for an investor to develop a “system” that consistently selects stocks that exhibit higher than normal returns over a period of time. It should also not be possible for a company to “cook t
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science
The Framers of the Constitution were great clockmakers in the science of statecraft, and they did, with admirable ingenuity, put together an intricate machine, which promised to run indefinitely, and tell the time of the centuries. This statement, made by James M. Beck , praises our founding fathers and their ideals. Today, however, Mr. Beck and the authors of the Constitution would be outraged with the status of our government, especially Congress. They would see how truly expanded our govern
Appointed her for the position of Attorney General Her inadequacy made
Appointed her for the position of Attorney General Her inadequacy made
appointed her for the position of Attorney General. Her inadequacy made Clinton look like a weak, unintelligent leader for appointing such an incapable advisor. To keep the advisors faithful to the leader, Machiavelli urges that advisors should be honored, made rich and be so content with their lot they would not betray their leader in fear of losing their position (The Prince 78). Advisors are most often turned from their leaders when they are discontent or filled with avarice. As critic Sebas
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe
What is welfare According to recent polls most Americans consider this
What is welfare According to recent polls most Americans consider this
What is welfare? According to recent polls, most Americans consider this nation’s welfare system “a failure and a disgrace” (LeVert 10). Most people use the word “welfare” to mean income support or public assistance programs designed to help people who are already poor. Although it is geared to poverty-stricken people, families, and children, most people have benefited from government aid or assistance programs, in other words, “welfare.” Poverty in America is a disease for which there is plent
Digital technology is not a passing whim but an inescapable technologi
Digital technology is not a passing whim but an inescapable technologi
Digital technology is not a passing whim, but an inescapable technological advancement. By the year 2006, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will have ordered all analog transmitters off the air. Before long, all broadcasters will commence with the employment of a revolutionary technology that will bring crystal-clear images and interactivity to television. However, the traditional set in the home will become obsolete, and consumer interest in its proposed replacement remains untested.