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John Wallis was born on November 23 1616 in Ashford Kent
John Wallis was born on November 23, 1616 in Ashford, Kent, England.When Wallis moved from his school in Ashford to Tenterden, he showed his potential for the first time as a scholar. In 1630 he went to Felted where he became proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. He later went to Emanual College Cambridge and became first interested in mathematics. Because nobody at Cambridge at this time could direct his mathematical studies, his main topic of study became divinity and was ordained in 1640. ...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be considered a great novel b
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be considered a great novel because of its social criticism, its authenticity, its relation to God and the supernatural, and by the way it was written. Huck Finn can be considered a great novel because of its social criticism which is shown through satire. Satire is used to criticize something that the writer deems socially wrong. Mark Twain uses satire to criticize man's cruelty to man and religious hypocrisy. Twain criticizes man's cruelty to man mainl...

The Olympics
The Olympics Two and a half years ago, 1996 A.D., the world watched as the city of Atlanta, Georgia hosted the modern Olympics over a span of twenty-one days. The first modern Olympics were held 103 years earlier in 1886 at Athens, Greece. Many people don't know that there was an actual Ancient Greek Olympics that started over 2,500 years ago. These Olympics were also held in Greece, but not in Athens. They were held at Olympia a now archaeological site/town in the part of western Greece called...

Social Criticism in Literature As Found in George Orwell's Animal Far
Social Criticism in Literature, As Found in George Orwell's Animal Farm and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and...

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 ...

Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy Aristotles Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In this guide, he sets out the six elements that compose a great tragedy. In Aristotles opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy. All other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a cert...

Name Micah Delo
Name: Micah Delo Title of Book: The Great Houdini; Magician Extraordinary Author: Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein Publisher: Julian Messner Where Published: New York When Published: 1966 Number of pages: 178 1. Who is the subject of the book? The subject of my book is Ehrich Weiss, also known as the Great Houdini. 2. What aspects of the book made it enjoyable? Well I really liked some of his tricks and famous escapes. I also liked the way he and his wife never quit trying to find a circus o...

Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair 20 September, 1878-25 November, 1968 Why should some people be rich and others be poor? -Upton Sinclair Socialism refers to an ideology and the state of government based on that ideology. Socialists claim to stand for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, individual freedom, and happiness. They seek to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy, also called capitalism, and its replacement by public ownership, a system of s...

Ernest Miller Hemingway His Influences
Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899. From a young man interested in sport and drink, Hemingway grew into and old man who was interested in sport and drink. Al1ong the way he became one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his life, he had many influences. Among them were; his wounding in Italy, his time in Paris as an expatriate, and his love of sport and excitement. These things helped shape He...

The old west has been portrayed truly and falsely through art music an
The old west has been portrayed truly and falsely through art, music, and literature from the late 1800s and early 1900s up till this day when illustrated through movies. Artistic expression and communication presented the realities and illusions of the old west, some of which attracted various people there, while keeping others at home. Beginning with art, one of the main painters of these years (1860-1900) was Frederick Remmington. He painted over 2,700 pictures of the frontier. One example...

Harem The Power Within
Harem: The Power Within In Muslim societies the social interaction between unrelated men and women is restricted. Traditional house design often allowed the women the inner part of the house which would be off-limits to outsiders. This is the concept of Harem, which literally means a sacred or restricted place. However, in Arabic and Turkish the word Harem is also used as a general name for all the women living in an household. According to Alev L. Croutier the most largest Harem of all times w...

The Hardy Boys' series of books was my choice of reading material The
The Hardy Boys' series of books was my choice of reading material. The books chosen were Rigged for Revenge (Hardy Boys Casefiles) and Hunting for Hidden Gold (Hardy Boys revised a hardback book). These books are very similar because they are both mysteries, have a lot of the same characters, and plot Developments of investigative work by the Hardy brothers. The author (Franklin W. Dixon [Leslie McFarlane]) and the series of books, on the other hand, has an interesting story behind them. The st...

Even since a little lamb came forward saying that cloning of mammals i
Even since a little lamb came forward saying that cloning of mammals is possible the world has been in a state of bewilderment. This means that if cloning a sheep is possible, how far away are humans? Is there a new generation of Dr. Frankensteins coming? I hope to answer this question, the process of cloning, the positive and negative aspects, ethical aspects, and an authors view of cloning all the way back from the 1940's. The basics however, are the first part. The process of cloning is invo...

Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man, infants have been born with severe illnesses. These infants may be able to survive due to advancing technologies, but are left with possible and probable defects. Many infants will die even though they are being treated because they are not equipped to sustain life. These circumstances have led to the debatable issue of infant euthanasia, or mercy killing, to allow these babies an end to their suffering, and die peacefully. While many people feel that euthanasia is m...

New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago during the Meso
New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn't until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its history, New ...

Notes thoughts on Of Mice and Men
Notes & thoughts on Of Mice and Men Written by John Steinbeck. Born in Salinas, Calif. in 1902. Worked as a laborer and journalist. Focused on the laboring class, dispossessed, underdogs, misfits, castaways, and marginal characters of society _ what to do with them? Concerned with how society treats them. Title is from Robert Burns' poem To a Mouse which has to do with planning and the powers beyond over which man has no control _ The best laid schemes o'mice an' men *gang aft a-gley (*go a...

Life of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, he started piano lessons when he was a boy, by the age of seventeen, he played professionally. In 1923, he moved to New York City where he played in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio, later played at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club. Lead his orchestra for more than fifty years. Duke Ellington unarguably, was one of the greatest jazz composers that had ever lived. Born in Washington D.C. on Ap...

Heather Arnold
Heather Arnold Democracy is a form of government in which citizens agree to work together in ruling a state. Today, the essential features are that citizens bee free in speech and in assembly. This agreement between the citizens must be accomplished in order to form competing political parties, so all voters are able to choose the candidates in regular elections. The tem democracy comes from the Greek words demos, meaning people, and kratia, meaning rule. The first democratic forms of governme...

Born in Boston in 1809 Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber
Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber and brief life, most of it a struggle against poverty. His mother died when Edgar was only two, his father already long disappeared. He was raised as a foster child in Virginia by Frances Allen and her husband John, a Richmond tobacco merchant. Poe later lived in Baltimore with his aunt, Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia, whom he eventually married. The trio formed a household which moved to New York and then to Philadel...

ERNEST MILLER HEMINGWAY
ERNEST MILLER HEMINGWAY Ernest Hemingway was one of Americas favorite authors his writings touched the lives of those who read his books everywhere. He put a lot of emphasis on his experienced, and adventurous life into all of his books. He truly shows how one writers life can be anothers entertainment without being too personal. Hemingways highly adventurous life shows a little sadness and creativity, while contributing to the twentieth century. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illin...

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 Jeans 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...

The Apostle Peter
The Apostle Peter The Apostle Peter, often known as Saint Peter, was the most prominent disciple of Jesus Christ. During his life, he followed Christ with very much devotion, and truly believed in his mission and purpose. Because of his devotion, he was chosen by Jesus to become the first Pope, and to take control of the Christian church. Peter was the son of Jona and he had a younger brother called Andrew, who first brought him to Jesus. His native town was Bethsaida, on the western coast of t...

On Thursday afternoon I went to Huntington Library with Thao and Jane
On Thursday afternoon, I went to Huntington Library with Thao and Jane. When we arrived at the library we found that there was exhibits on Jack London and George Washington. We bought the entry ticket, which was green, and went into the library. We started in the first exhibit on our right hand side. It was the exhibit on Jack London and George Washington. We started with Jack London first. Jack London was a famous writer as well as a adventurer. Throughout his life time, he had spent his short...

THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE This essay will illustrate why Napoleon Bonaparte is regarded as one of the greatest military masterminds in the history of mankind. It will show the life of Napoleon from when he was a young boy, till he died in 1821. It will show how he deceived the French into giving him power, and how he used this power for his own interests. It will also reveal how he almost killed of an entire generation of French people, and once again prove that all good things must come t...

1776 vs 1789
1776 vs 1789 The American and French Revolutions both occurred in the eighteenth century; subverting the existing government and opening the way for capitalism and constitutionalism. Because of these similarities, the two revolutions are often assumed to be essentially eastern and western versions of each other. However, the two are fundamentally different in their reason, their rise, progress, termination, and in the events that followed, even to the present. The American Revolution was not pr...

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens, probably one of the most popular writer and humorist of his century was born at Landport in Portsea, on February seventh, 1812. His father, John Dickens was a clerk in a navy-pay office, and mother Elizabeth Borrow, along with his eight other siblings, which the other two died in infancy, lived in Portsea, and were fairly poor. Because of the arising poverty in his life time, Charles Dickens was forced to work as a child laborer when he was just twelve year of age....

This is a tale of arms and of a man Fated to be an exile he was the fi
This is a tale of arms and of a man. Fated to be an exile, he was the first to sail from the land of Troy and reach Italy at its Lavinian shore.(27) Yes, Virgils Aeneid is about the Trojan hero Aeneas and his travelings to eventually start the Roman empire. The Aeneid was a very subjective poem; the praise of Augustus Caesar and the Roman empire clearly echoes Virgils own beliefs. Many people have labeled the Aeneid as propaganda for the Roman empire, propaganda in Latin means things which ...

Part 2
Part 2 General Review of the Sex Situation We know that the speaker of the poem is Dorothy Parker herself. Knowing that Dorothy is a woman that got the reputation of being hard to please, you can almost assume that it is going to be a very negative poem. As you read the poem you know right away that it is a woman telling us about the sex situation. The tone she writes in is a very negative one to that of the opposite gender. She does not know that this is the way every man feels. She might ha...

The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth
The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth The lyrics of Billy Joel's famous song, Uptown Girl, (see lyrics at end of document) are very similar to Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. It is as if Billy Joel is Lawrence Selden; what he sings is similar to what Selden says. Although Joel probably did not have The House of Mirth in mind when he wrote the song, it is still interesting to compare the book to his composition. Uptown Girl is parallel to Selden's thoughts from the very beginning of th...

The novel Raney wrote by Clyde Edgergton took place in Listre North Ca
The novel, Raney, wrote by Clyde Edgergton took place in Listre, North Carolina around the mid- 70's. Raney is a novel about a Southern marriage between two totally different people. Throughout this novel one must look out for uncontrollable laughter as the two main characters, Raney and Charles, try to prove their points to one another. The three main characters of this novel are only two physical characters, but portray three separate personalities. The three personalities come from Raney at ...

Section 1
13 Section 1 1. Looking Backward- Novel that made socialism seem like an attractive alternative to the current industrial society. Wobblies- Labor union made by Debs and De Leon. Ida Tarbell - Famous women muckraker. John Dewey- Argued that the value of government actions should be measured by the good they do. Oliver Wendell Holmes- Wrote that the law should not be an absolute set of principles but a tool to meet the needs of society. Muckrakers- Journalists who dug up the mud on a topic. 2. S...

Luther Whitney was a career criminal Luther went to burglarize a house
Luther Whitney was a career criminal. Luther went to burglarize a house that he had scope out for many weeks. While he was robing the house, the owner came home with the President of the United States. They started to fight Christy Sullivan went to stab the President with a letter opener but two secret service agents walked in and shot Christy in the head. The President was extemely drunk and did not realize that Christy had been shot and killed. Luther had seen everything from the secret vault...

Although Zephaniah Kingsley did not view the slaves as harshly as the
Although Zephaniah Kingsley did not view the slaves as harshly as the other white slave owners of that time his views were essentially opposite than those of David Walker. David Walker was the son of a slave father and a free black mother. This parentage, according to the laws of slavery, made him free. He received an education and resided in several states throughout his lifetime. As a result of his observations and experiences with slavery, he wrote his Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the ...

Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes is recognizably the greatest author that Spain has ever created. He is word famous for his masterpiece Don Quixote. This paper will look closely into the life of this very interesting man. Miguel was born in Ancala Spain, on September 29, 1547. Ancala is a province of Spain. He was born to Rodrigo Cervantes and his wife Miraflores. The family was in a long heritage of nobility so people expected them to be rich and well-to-do. But they were not...

St Anthony the Hermit and St Catherine of Siena according to their res
St. Anthony the Hermit and St. Catherine of Siena, according to their respective biographers St. Athanasius the Great and Raymundus De Vineis, believed in following the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Although both focus on different types of examples, Athanasius and Vineis both agreed that a saint must not give in to his/her temptations and must have the power to perform miracles. However, Athanasius definition of the social consciousness of a saint was almost completely opposite of Vineis. Athan...

The Glass Menagerie vs The Death of a Salesman
The Glass Menagerie vs. The Death of a Salesman In both The Glass Menagerie and The Death of a Salesman there are startling similarities and differences. After reading and analyzing both plays, these aspects become evident. We see these differences in their styles, acts, scenes, characters, endings and uses of symbolism. The two authors are very similar. I believe that the two combined many autobiographical tidbits hidden within the plays. For example, I do not believe that is was by mere coinc...

Blaise Pascal was born at Clermont on June 19 1623 and died in Paris o
Blaise Pascal was born at Clermont on June 19, 1623, and died in Paris on Aug. 19, 1662. His father, a local judge at Clermont, and himself of some scientific reputation, moved to Paris in 1631, for two main reasons, to prosecute his own scientific studies, and to carry on the education of his only son, who had already displayed exceptional ability. Pascal was kept at home in order to ensure his not being overworked. Surprisingly, Pascals family directed his education to foreign languages and ...

The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a story which begins i
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a story which begins in 19th century France. The Main character, Edmond Dantes begins the story as a happy man. He has everything going for him. youre a lucky man, Edmond, and you have a very pretty mistress, sir shes not my mistress, sir shes my fiancee. This changes quickly when Dantes is imprisoned. Four people plot against him. The people are Gaspard Caderousse, he wants Dantes imprisoned because Second was Monsieur de Villefort, H...

WILL ROGERS
WILL ROGERS Will Rogers was born November 4 in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what is now present day Oologah, Oklahoma. Will Rogers was taught be a freed slave how to use a lasso as a tool to work Texas Longhorn cattle on the family ranch. When he grew older, Will Rogers' roping skills developed so good that he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for throwing three lassos at once. It said that one rope caught the running horse's neck, the other would hoop around the r...

After the Reconstruction years blacks and whites often rode together i
After the Reconstruction years, blacks and whites often rode together in the same railway cars, ate in the same restaurants, used the same public facilities, but did not often interact as equals. The emergence of large black communities in urban areas and of significant black labor force in factories presented a new challenge to white Southerners. They could not control these new communities in the same informal ways they had been able to control rural blacks, which were more directly dependent...

Assassination of JFK
Assassination of JFK On Friday, November 22nd 1963 at 12:30 P.M. the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated while he rode in an open limousine though the streets of Dallas. This event, which abruptly and severely altered the course of history, it has created more controversy than any other single event. Some haunting questions remain. Who did it? Why did they do it? How was it done? Was there a cover up The official answers complied by the W...

Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet? In Hamlet, common opinion states that Shakespeare probably created Laertes as a foil to Hamlet. A foil is a character whose traits are opposite of those of another character and who thus points out to the reader the strengths and weaknesses of another character. Laertes and Hamlet have much in common; they have deep love for Ophelia, desire for revenge at any cost, and similar association with their families, but as foil characters they handle themselves diff...

On the Human Experience and Tradition
On the Human Experience and Tradition During the Renaissance, a writer named John Milton became the center of much acclaim and much controversy. His writings, though focused on various subjects, always revolved around his thoughts about religion and the human experience. Particularly, Milton wrote from the standpoint of a Christian Humanist. The term Christian, which seems fairly simple to a reader, becomes complex as Milton imposes his ideas on who 'true' Christians are. The term Humanist also...

The Dark Genius of the Short Story
The Dark Genius of the Short Story Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Jack London told of the courage of many on the Alaskan Frontier. Another author that made an influence on literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his...

George Orwell's novel Animal Farm satirizes the events of Russian hist
George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, satirizes the events of Russian history during the early 1900's. Satire is the use of literature to expose the follies of human nature. The characters and events in the novel are symbolic of Russian notables and experiences. Even the theme of the novel is a satire on the communists. In Animal Farm, The characters satire the people in Russian history. Old Major, the wise old pig that sets the rebellion is similar to Karl Marx. Old Major had his mind set on reb...

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a coll
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. Silver Blaze, The Yellow Face, The Stock-Brokers Clerk, The Gloria Scott, The Musgrave Ritual, The Reigate Puzzle, The Crooked Man, The Resident Patient, The Greek Interpreter, The Naval Treaty, and The Final Problem are included. A lot of information about Holmes and Watson is included in this collection. There is some information which is shocking, and othe...

Ptolemy
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom...

The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank- Willy Lindwer
The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank- Willy Lindwer Anne Frank is the best known symbol for the murdered Jews of WWII. Her diary, which was composed between June 12, 1942 and August 1, 1944, was written while hiding in the Annex. It has been published in more than fifty countries. She was thirteen when she started and fifteen when she wrote her last. On Tuesday August 1, 1944, Anne write her last entry to her diary. On August 4, the German Security Service raided the Annex at No. 263 Prisengra...

SLAVERY
SLAVERY Modern research seems to prove what novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe said with her 1859 novel Uncle Toms Cabin. The dehumanizing experience of slavery affects every member of society. Many African American humans were really affected by slavery. Slavery was a problem that faced all Americans in the years prior to the American Civil War. Many Americans wanted to bring about an end to it but were unable to come up with a workable plan. Slavery in America stems well back to when the new wor...

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was a famous American essayist and poet. Through his life he faced many conflicts such as his career. He was one of Americas most influential authors and thinkers. Before Emerson began to write he was a minister. Emerson had to deal with many things throughout his life for example his health and family problems. Ralph Emerson had a very frustrating childhood. Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the second of five sons. Pove...