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Tennessee Williams is known for his powerfully written psychological dramas. Most of his works are set in the southern United States and they usually portray neurotic people who are victims of their own passions, frustrations, and loneliness. The play represents the conflict between the sensitive, neurotic Blanche DuBois and the crude, animalistic Stanley Kowalski. Blanche visits the home of her sister, Stella, in New Orleans and that is when Stanley started picking at her, almost testing her.
English-language films, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley Kowalski, Blanche DuBois, The Golden Girls, Blanche, Blanche Devereaux, Stella Kowalski
777 words (3 pages) in essay
Man has always been interested in mystery. Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious places that man has been interested in. Construction began on Stonehenge at about 2200 B.C. (Abels 9). The origin and uses of Stonehenge are still a great mystery. Stonehenge is a ruin of a stone building. Stonehenge is the oldest pre-historic structure in western Europe. The name "Stonehenge" is Saxon in origin and means hanging stones. Stonehenge is visible from around one to two miles (Chippindale 12). It has
Wiltshire, Stonehenge, Henges, Locations associated with Arthurian legend, Megalithic monuments, Aubrey holes, Bluestone, Trilithon, Theories about Stonehenge, Stonehenge in its landscape
1489 words (6 pages) in essay
The state of Georgia has a total area of 152,750 sq km (58,977 sq mi), including 2618 sq km (1011 sq mi) of inland water and 122 sq km (47 sq mi) of coastal waters over which the state has jurisdiction. The state is the 24th largest in the country and has the largest land area of any state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia has a top range north to south of 515 km (320 mi) and east to west of 441 km (274 mi). The mean elevation is about 180 m (about 600 ft). Georgia occupies parts of six na
Geography of Georgia U.S. state), Agriculture, Crops, Geography of the United States, Macon, Georgia metropolitan area, Georgia, Boll weevil, Cotton, Okefenokee Swamp, Plantation, Sharecropping, Southern United States
1498 words (6 pages) in essay
To research Plato\'s paradox in the Meno, we can first consult the definition of what platonism is. Websters defines platonism as "actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence." For this essay, we will assume that trancendency is- "that which is beyond comprehension", and reminiscence as "past experience". The Meno is a dialogue between Socrates, a scholar and Meno, who eventually became an explorer. For this e
Philosophy, Socratic dialogues, Dialogues of Plato, Epistemology, 1st millennium BC, Meno, Socrates, Plato, Ion, Theory of Forms, Anamnesis, Plato's Problem
1752 words (8 pages) in essay
In "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to make us aware of the pointless nature of humanity regarding tradition and violence. The story starts off on a beautiful summer day in a small town. The author describes the day as very euphoric but strikes a contrast between the atmosphere of the town and the atmosphere of the people gathered in the square. The atmosphere is subdued, where the children are "gathered around quietly." The black box is the central theme or idea in the story. It s
Dystopian literature, Films, Human sacrifice, The Lottery, Stoning, Black, Lottery, Tessie, Symbol, Shirley Jackson
443 words (2 pages) in essay
The hero stands as an archetype of who we should be and who we wish to be. However, the hero has inherent flaws which we do not wish to strive towards. In literature, these flaws are not used as examples of what we should be but rather as examples of what not to be. This is especially dominant in the Greek hero. While the Greek hero follows his fate, making serious mistakes and having a fairly simple life, the Anglo-Saxon "super" hero tries, and may succeed, to change his fate, while dealing wi
Beowulf, Sub-Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon paganism, English folklore, Geats, Anglo-Saxons, Oedipus, Hero, Tragic hero, Old English literature, Grendel
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Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with only his mom and loved her very much. He even
Gangsta rappers, Tupac Shakur, Death Row Records artists, Shakur family, Dear Mama, Keyshia Cole, All Eyez on Me, Yaki Kadafi
1464 words (6 pages) in essay
"Number One!" by Jill Nelson is a story that Jill Nelson tells about her father and his beliefs. She speaks about a Sunday breakfast that her family had every Sunday. This breakfast was like there church every Sunday, and her father was the preacher. He always preached about being number one, and he represented number one by holding up his middle finger. Her father never told the family exactly what he meant by number one, and when she was old enough to have the courage to ask, her father had g
Fuck, Interjections, Profanity, Sex, Sexual slang
468 words (2 pages) in essay
How do men and women communicate clearly when most of their ways of communicating are so different? In today\'s society language plays a key role in defining gender by phraseology, vocabulary, and also their nonverbal vocabulary. Each one of these different types of ways of communicating is prominently different between men and women. Webster\'s defines phraseology as "a choice and pattern of words." Many studies have been done on the differences between men and women\'s phraseology. It has bee
Social psychology, Nonverbal communication, Gender studies, Gender role, Human communication, Language and gender, Body-to-body communication
1155 words (5 pages) in essay
Why the Tsar\'s Power Crumbled in March 1917 Why do you think the Tsar\'s power crumbled so swiftly in March 1917? Nicholas II ruled Russia from 1894-1917 and was to be its final tsar. He ascended the throne under the impression that he would rule his whole life as it\'s undisputed leader. Accompanied by his wife, Alexandra, they lived a comfortable life of luxury while the country suffered around them. Nicholas was determined to rule as harshly as his father; however, he was a very weak and inc
Russian Empire, Orders, decorations, and medals of Imperial Germany, Chivalry, Nicholas II of Russia, House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, Knights of the Golden Fleece, Folk saints, Grand Croix of the Lgion d'honneur, Grigori Rasputin, Duma, February Revolution, Russian Revolution
573 words (3 pages) in essay

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