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The Accidental Tourist
In what ways is Macon the Accidental Tourist? The logo on the front of all Macon\'s travel guides is a picture of a winged armchair and Macon\'s wife Sarah believed that this was not only the logo for The Accidental Tourist books, but for Macon himself. Julian describes metaphor of the winged armchair as "while armchair travelers dream of going places, travelling armchairs dream of staying put", and Macon does his best to help his readers feel as if they have never left home. He advises them on...

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The Accidental Tourist, Macon, Georgia, Macon, Georgia
London - Poetry Analysis
In this poem, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory associated with London and to show the \'real\' people of London and how they felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful and wonderful city where the wealthy lived and socialised. However, Blake knew that London was really a dirty, depressing and poverty-stricken city filled with slums and the homeless and chronically sick. To reveal the truth, Blake combines description of people and places with the thoughts and emot...

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience, London, Crying, William Blake
Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs is a gangster movie with a difference. Instead of the gangsters being portrayed as slick professionals who always stay calm and collected, they are portrayed realistically. Reservoir Dogs is about a group of 5 professional thieves who attempt to rob a jewellery store. However, one of the team, Mr Orange (played by Tim Roth) is an undercover police officer. After the group enter the jewellery store and employee turns on an alarm and one of the men, Mr Blonde starts shooting the st...

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English-language films, Miramax films, Heist films, Films, Reservoir Dogs
Henry V - Film
The film uses various techniques to present a particular view of the war against France. What is that interpretation and how does the film convey it? Although the Branagh version of Shakespeare\'s Henry V remains very close to the text, with only a few lines left out of the film, the movie portrays a very clear and distinct message about war and Branagh\'s opinion on the matter. Henry V is fundamentally a play about war, and it would have been very easy for Branagh to make his version of the pl...

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British films, English-language films, Film, Cinema of the United Kingdom, Henry V, Kenneth Branagh, Agincourt, Dead Again, Battle of Agincourt
Language Defines Gender
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...

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Social psychology, Nonverbal communication, Gender studies, Gender role, Human communication, Language and gender, Body-to-body communication
Self-defense in criminal cases.
One of the frustrations faced by many businesses is that after the perpetrators of crimes have been identified, the District Attorney\'s office will not pursue the case. One option is for victims to sue the DA in an attempt to compel him to prosecute, but this would be costly and proving dereliction of duty would be difficult. The DA is effectively immune. Other options are more promising. The law should encourage (and prosecutors\' offices should welcome) private preparation of criminal cases....

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Prosecution, United States law, Legal aid, Public defenders, Legal professions, Prosecutor, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, District attorney, Gideon v. Wainwright, Malicious prosecution, Roman Zadorov
A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan
Amy Tan is an author who uses the theme of Chinese-American life, focusing mainly on mother-daughter relationships, where the mother is an immigrant from China and the daughter is a thoroughly Americanized -yellow on the surface and white underneath. In her book, the mother tries to convey their rich history and legacy to her daughter, who is almost completely ignorant of their heritage, while the daughter attempts to understand her hopelessly old- fashioned mother, who now seems to harbor a se...

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Chinatown, San Francisco, Amy Tan, The One, The Joy Luck Club
Solomon Gursky Was Here
Solomon Gursky Was Here is an epic novel spanning nearly a century and a half, from the mid 1800\'s to 1980\'s. It is the story of the obsession of Moses Berger, a Rhodes scholar turned alcoholic, with Solomon Gursky, the charismatic son of a poor immigrant. Solomon, with his brother Bernard and Morrie, built the massive liquor empire of McTavish industries. Moses is attempting to write a biography of Solomon, which becomes his life\'s work. Through his investigations the complex story of five...

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Solomon Gursky Was Here, Book of Exodus, Prophets of Islam, Moses, Solomon
The Old Man and the Sea
Relationship, External Nature and Dignity in The Old Man and The Sea Man has always suffered his most to achieve his goal. However if one doesn\'t experience the danger; will not be prepared to handle his problems. Experience is a part of life which gives man his true identity. Does this identity comes from one\'s luck or struggle? Relationships on the other hand interpret strength and dignity. Ernest Hemingway has shown this through Manolin\'s behavior. He is a young boy who follows Santiago a...

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Film, American literature, The Old Man and the Sea, Literature, Marlin, Ernest Hemingway, Santiago, Dignity, Goal!
The Truth about Orthodox Christianity
As described in The Grand Inquisitor by Dostoevsky The writings of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Helen Ellerbe show substantial evidence that the orthodox Christians did in fact steal from humanity the divine freedom it was promised by Jesus Christ. This thesis is supported in Dostoevsky\'s "The Grand Inquisitor" from his book The Brothers Karamazov. The dark side of Christian history by Helen Ellerbe also supports this theory. The Inquisition itself shows credibility to the theory that orthodox Christ...

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Religious persecution, Anti-Protestantism, Inquisition, Anti-Judaism, Parables, The Grand Inquisitor, Toms de Torquemada, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Inquisitor, Marrano, Free will in theology, Christianity
Greek Mythology and Religion
Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture. Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Mythic narrative relates, for example, how the world began, how humans and animals were created, and how certain customs, gestures, or forms of human activities origina...

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Names of God, Eleusinian Mysteries, Greek underworld, Greek mythology, Deities, Twelve Olympians, Zeus, Hestia, Persephone, Olympian Gods, Olympians, Pluto
Sandi vs the Voice of Temptation
You may not recognise me at first. But trust me, you know me well. I\'m the voice that makes you crave those "Light and Tangy" potato chips, and the mocha cream puff - the one with inch-thick cream and smooth lemon vanilla custard, sandwiched between light choux pastry with mocha flavoured icing on top, drizzled with chocolate. Do you know who I am now? I\'m the reason you smoke 20 cigarettes every day - you try to give up, but we both know you always cave in and smoke all the more. We both kno...

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Book:LennonMcCartney, Tim & Bob production discography
Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras
Hamlet, Fortinbras and Leartes are all very different people with different lives, but as these men interact in the play we learn that there are many circumstances surrounding them that mysteriously connect them. All three of these characters had some reason to avenge some circumstance in their life, but they all had a very different way of conquering the object of their hatred. Fortinbras Fortinbras had levied an army to attack and conquer Denmark. Though son of the late King of Norway, the cr...

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Characters in Hamlet, English-language films, British films, Prince Hamlet, Hamlet, Laertes, Fortinbras, Ophelia, Horatio, Polonius, Critical approaches to Hamlet, King Claudius
Julius Caesar
When the name Julius Caesar is heard, it can only trigger the image of a great leader that led Rome into prosperity. Caesar\'s military excellence brought more power and more land; that lead to the increase of size and strength in Rome. His dictatorship helped the stability and prosperity in Rome. Caesar\'s assassination lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. His death lead to a domino effect ending in the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. Many people of the 21st century follow the...

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Julius Caesar, First Triumvirate, Iulii, Cleopatra, Pompey, Roman emperor, Julia, Emperor, Empire, Caesar's Civil War, Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger
Animal Farm: Strong vs Weak
The pigs had objectives other than the benefits and the good of the other animals. On the contrary, their objectives were to use, conquer, and capitalize on them. One of the conflicts in Animal Farm is the strong against the weak. The strong are the pigs and the weak are all the other animals. There are two main offenders of the weak: Napoleon and the pigs in general. Napoleon was a tyrant. It is very likely Napoleon and the other pigs were conspiring to take over Animal Farm so that they could...

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British films, Cold War films, Animal Farm, Films, Napoleon, Domestic pig, Pig, Snowball, Boxer, Anthems in Animal Farm
Parent's taking control of their children's educat
Parent\'s taking control of their children\'s education Never before in the United States have parents been so disgruntled about their children\'s education. The main reason behind this massive disruption is that public schools are not living up to parent\'s standards. Therefore, parents are taking their children\'s educations and futures into their own hands, and doing so quite efficiently. Many parents are turning to ["an alternative"] means of educating known as home schooling. Home schooling...

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Parenting, Childhood
Frankenstein
Although humans have the tendency to set idealistic goals to better future generations, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. The tale of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, focuses on the outcome of one man\'s idealistic motives and desires of dabbling with nature, which result in the creation of horrific creature. Victor Frankenstein was not doomed to failure from his initial desire to overstep the natural bounds of human knowledge. Rather, it was his poor parenting of his progeny t...

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English-language films, Frankenstein, Romanticism, Organ transplantation in fiction, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein in popular culture, Frankenstein's monster
Freedom Bound
In his book, Freedom Bound, Robert Weisbrot argues that the civil rights movement is interwoven with American political reform of the time, and furthermore, that "the black quest for justice and the national crusade for a \'Great Society\' are best understood in relation to each other" (Weisbrot xiv). He traces the Great Society from its beginnings as Lyndon Johnson\'s liberal social reform program, through the Reagan years, claiming it was not entirely successful in breaking down racial barrie...

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Counterculture of the 1960s, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr., Community organizing, Movements for civil rights, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Freedom Riders, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civil rights movements
Fate in Romeo and Juliet
Do you believe in fate? To answer the question, you must first have a correct idea of what fate is. A definition of fate would be the power that is supposed to settle ahead of time how things will happen. Could there be such a power that rules our lives, and if so, why? Romeo and Juliet, the two young lovers in William Shakespeare\' s Romeo and Juliet, ended up becoming a large part of what could be called "fate". Fate seemed to control their lives and force them together, becoming a large part...

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Romeo and Juliet, Fiction, Film, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Rosaline, Juliet, Count Paris, Such Tweet Sorrow
Compare and Contrast the Epic of Gilgamesh and the
Legend of King Arthur The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to The Legend of King Arthur. Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparison they also have differences. The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend. To compare and contrast The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Legend of King Arthor, one must first know what the words, "Epic" and "Legend" mean. Primarily, "epic" is a long narrative poem about the deeds of a semi-god, also known as a superhuman hero who\'s ac...

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Epic of Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Cedar Forest, Gilgamesh, Humbaba, Gi, Merlin, Id, Ta, Mashu, Du, Shamhat
Chapter Summary
Chapter One: The Sound of a Shell. The first chapter concentrates on describing character personalities. Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the rest of the choir are introduced after Ralph blows the conch. The group elects Ralph, \'the chief\' and they begin to establish rules and boundaries. Ralph, Jack and Simon explore the island and begin plans for shelters from the weather. The trio find that the island is a fertile place. It has natural fruit, fresh water and wild pigs which could be hunted as a form...

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Allegory, Lord of the Flies, English-language films
Act 1
In any play, the opening act is essential to the purpose of outlining the main themes and characters of the piece. It also reveals the plot and the mood of the play to the audience. Act I of Hamlet is very successful in outlining these aspects and yet is also successful in highlighting the atmosphere of the play and in doing so, suggesting aspects of the play as a whole. Shakespeare communicates this using a variety of dramatic techniques and I will also be outlining these in this essay. One of...

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Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Ghost, William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet
One of the recurring themes throughout most of playwright William Shakespeare\'s plays are people in unusual circumstances. These plays show the true nature of human beings and their behavior. An example of this is the story Romeo & Juliet. Here, two typical teenagers of that time are dealing with themes of behavior emotions many people deal with today, such as desperation, conflicts with loved ones, and rebellion. Romeo Montague, a well to do young man from an esteemed house in Verona, Italy,...

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, Count Paris, Juliet, Rosaline, Romeo, Mercutio
Of Mice and Men
Many of you may think it was easy enough for George to pick up that Luger and shoot this man, Lennie, right in the back of the head. This, however, is not so. The internal conflict that George must have faced was no doubt greater than anything you can imagine. George, an angel of mercy to his good friend and confidant, Lennie Small, is not a murderer. He is quite the opposite. The care of Lennie had been placed into George\'s hands by a dying woman. George had promised that he would take care o...

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English-language films, Cinema of the United States, Literature, Of Mice and Men, Salinas Valley, American literature, Lennie, Of Mice and Men in popular culture, The Partners
Gender Issues in Antigone
One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the women\'s issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem - the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of Athens continually. All of...

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Operas, Antigone, Civil disobedience, Ismene, Sophocles, Oedipus, Creon, Polynices, Antigonae, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigona
Hamlet's Soliloquy
Hamlet\'s Soliloquy Look at Hamlet\'s soliloquy and examine how it reveals to the audience what he feels and thinks The purpose of a soliloquy is to outline the thoughts and feelings of a certain character at a point in the play. It reveals the innermost beliefs of the character and offers an unbiased perspective as it is merely the character talking to the audience, albeit not directly, and not to any other characters who may cause the character to withhold their true opinions. Therefore, Hamle...

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Fiction, Literature, Arts, English-language films, Characters in Hamlet, British films, Hamlet, Soliloquy, William Shakespeare, Critical approaches to Hamlet, Gertrude
Dead Poets Society
"It was Mr Keating\'s blatant abuse of position as teacher that led directly to Neil\'s death." We are asked to discuss the above statement after watching the movie: "Dead Poets Society". This statement I feel is ridiculous and when I have finished this essay you will agree. The school was a dull, meaningless place where tradition and reputation was put before creativity and education. That was until Mr Keating, came to the school as an English teacher. He focused around Poetry. He taught the b...

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Dead Poets Society, Films, Cinema of the United States, Charles Keating
Should Abortion Clinics be Closed?
In 1973, the supreme court decision known as Roe v. wade, made it possible for woman to get safe, legal abortions from well-trained medical practitioners and therefore led to dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death. Now the policy proposal has been done to close up abortion clinics. We are against this proposal and we will give you some arguments why we think abortion clinics in this state should not be closed. Closing up abortion clinics enables a lot of woman to have an abort...

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United States law, Abortion, Fertility, Human reproduction, RTT, Roe v. Wade, Abortion in the United States, Abortion-rights movements
Field of Dreams
Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind? Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, in...

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Fiction, Literature, Shoeless Joe, Field of Dreams, Kinsella, Ray
Causes of the Revolutionary War
The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right\'s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and distractions were some of the...

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British East India Company, Intolerable Acts, Declaratory Act, Tea Act, Townshend Acts, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Thirteen Colonies, American Revolution, Quartering Acts, No taxation without representation, Nonconsumption agreements
Staging in 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'
Staging in \'Six Characters in Search of an Author\' Pirandello\'s masterpiece, "Six Characters in Search of an Author" is well known for its innovative techniques of characterization, especially in the fullness of character as exhibited by the Stepdaughter and the Father, but it is especially renowned, and rightfully so, for the brilliant staging techniques employed by its author. Pirandello uses his innovative staging techniques specifically to symbolize, within the confines of the theater, th...

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Theatre, Italian literature, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Literature, Luigi Pirandello, Intermission
The Atomic Bomb
Background of the Atomic Bomb It was during the Second World War that the United States became a world power, thanks in a large part to its monopoly on atomic weapons. The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium. This new destructive force wrecked havoc on two Japanese cities and caused the end of World War II. It also saved thousands of American...

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Nuclear history of the United States, Manhattan Project, Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II, Leo Szilard, Nuclear fission, Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Atomic spies, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Nuclear reactor, Nuclear weapon, Nuclear chain reaction
Walking Across Egypt
Mattie Rigsbee is the main character in Clyde Edgerton\'s southern style novel, Walking Across Egypt. Mattie is a seventy-eight year old widow with two middle-aged children. Living alone in a small house, she makes sure that everything is taken care of. She cooks, cleans, mows the lawn, and takes up numerous responsibilities with the church. She is a very caring person with many friends and a family that loves her dearly. At the time this novel takes place, Mattie is at a turning point in her l...

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English-language films, Films, Walking Across Egypt, Cinema of the United States, A Northern Light, Ethan Frome
The zipper
The zipper is a very common fastener used to secure all kinds of things, especially clothing. But the zipper wasn\'t always around. Before the zipper was invented, buttons were used in fastening clothes, and so were hooks and eyes that had to be fastened manually. When the zipper first came out, it was somewhat of an oddity; it wasn\'t widely accepted. But slowly, more and more people started noticing its convenient applications, and soon it could be seen everywhere. The zipper started off as a...

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Gideon Sundback, Whitcomb L. Judson, Zipper, Fastener, Button, Hook-and-eye closure, Placket, Hook
Jane Eyre - Violence
Discuss Charlotte Brontė\'s use of violence, in the text Jane Eyre, that captures the reader\'s attention in relation to scenes, settings and characterisations? The author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontė, uses depictions of mental, physical and natural violence throughout the text to interest the reader and create springboards towards more emotional and dramatic parts of the novel. By doing this, Brontė not only uses violence to capture the reader\'s attention, but also leads the reader on an in...

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English-language films, British films, Jane Eyre, Bertha Mason, Jane, Adaptations of Jane Eyre
Battle of the Buldge
The Battle of the Buldge was the last of the German attacks. It lasted from December 16,1944 to January 28, 1945. The Battle of the Buldge was the largest land battle of World War 2. More then a million men participated in this battle, 600,000 germans, 500,000 Americans and 55,000 British armies were fighting. Towards the end of 1944, World War 2 was coming to an end. The German forces were weakening. Hitler\'s armies were on the run. The Allies had regained land that was previously taken over...

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Military history of Canada during World War II, Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler, Western Front, Panzer Brigade 150
Shay's Rebellion
Shay\'s Rebellion I believe that the states had all the rights to take the tools and properties of the farmers to pay off the farmer\'s debts. I think that the property was a kind of collateral for the money that the farmers borrowed for the ammunition. I do not think that Daniel Shays and his band of farmers had any right to rebel and close down the banks. I do think, however, that what he did was also a good thing. It made the states realize that a stronger central government was needed. It wa...

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Rebellions in the United States, American revolutionaries, United States, Politics, Shays' Rebellion, Daniel Shays, Militia, James Madison, Chris Shays
Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father\'s name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother\'s name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown. Ferdinand\'s brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to care about each other...

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Age of Discovery, Portuguese explorers, Ferdinand Magellan, Interpreters, Victoria, Magellan, Duarte Barbosa, Trinidad, Circumnavigation, Armada de Molucca, Juan Sebastin Elcano
Ancient Greece
This paper tells you about the Golden Age of Greece, which is from 500 to 350 BC. It tells about what Greeks did, who they worshipped, and other important things. The thing the Greeks are best known for, is their gods, and stories about them. The stories explained how things became. For instance, one story said that before the earth was made, there was a fight between a god, and a giant. The god killed the giant, and the parts of the giant became the earth. His teeth became the rocks, and his h...

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LGBT themes in mythology, Names of God, God, Shapeshifting, Zeus, Apollo, Hermes, Greeks, Hera, Ancient Greece, Greece, Trojan War
Female Protagonists
The desire for freedom is a similar aspect of the female protagonists Louise Mallard, Mathilde Loisel, and Emily Grierson. In Kate Chopin\'s, "The Story of an Hour," Guy DE Maupassant\'s, "The Necklace," and William Faulkner\'s, "A Rose for Emily," the female protagonist\'s have a desire for freedom. The stories are about three women living in patriarchal societies. Each character longs for freedom in a different way, but because of the men in their lives they are unable to make their own life...

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The Necklace, Delicious, The Story of an Hour, A Rose for Emily, Emily Grierson, Emily
World War II
After gaining power, Hitler aggresively built up the German military and in 1936, occupied the Rhineland, a formerly German area designated as a buffer zone to protect France.Britain and France were preoccupied with Italy\'s invasion of Ethiopia and made little protest. By 1938, Germany had the most powerful military force in the world. In that same year, Hitler demanded and was given the Sudetanland in Czechoslovakia. It was highly populated with Germans and Hitler claimed to be liberating the...

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Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Chancellors of Germany, Stateless people, 20 July plot, Responsibility for the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler, Zweites Buch
The Witch Trials of 1692
During the winter of 1692, in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, something terrible happened. Salem Massachusetts became the center of a horrible tragedy, which changed the life of many people. It was a time of fear, because of bad crops, Indian raids, and diseases. The people of Salem Village had to blame something, or someone. The people of Salem Village accused people, and called them witches. They were accused of all those terrible things and more. Salem Village was a small, farming...

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American children, WikiProject Biography, Witchcraft, Salem witch trials, Dead people, Massachusetts, Tituba, Betty Parris, Samuel Parris, Sarah Osborne, Martha Carrier, Rebecca Nurse
Creationism and Darwinism
cre·a·tion·ism (krź-ā\'she-nīz“em) noun The position that the account of the creation of the universe given at the beginning of the Bible is literally true. Creationism is the theory that man, the earth, and the rest of the universe was originally created rather than randomly exploding from nothingness into chance existence. We reside on the surface of a small superbly crafted, autonomous self regulating space vehicle. Together with survival, conquest and death we bear witness to beauty, fragra...

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Creation myths, Bereshit, Adam and Eve, Comparative mythology, Genesis creation narrative, Mythography, Firmament, Scopes Trial, Creationism, The Creation, Image of God, Clarence Darrow
Trail Of Tears
On September 15, 1830, at Little Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation and representatives of the U.S. met to discuss the impact of a bill recently passed by the Congress of the U.S. This bill, with all the same good intentions of those today who believe they know better than we how to conduct our lives, allowed for the removal of all Indian peoples to the West of the Mississippi River. It had been made clear to the Choctaw, that the Whites in Washington cared little for our si...

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South Appalachian Mississippian culture, Cherokee Nation, Choctaw, Indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands, Native American genocide, Trail of Tears, Chickasaw, Muscogee, Cherokee, Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, Choctaw Trail of Tears
Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution
Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots are the same. In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian Revolution, George Orwell meant for it to be that way. My essay will cover the comparison between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. Also it will explain why this novel is a satire and allegory to the Revolution. First of all the characters of the farm have a special role in Russian Revolution. The far...

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Communism in Russia, British films, Cold War films, Heads of government of the Soviet Union, Old Bolsheviks, Animal Farm, Napoleon, Boxer, Snowball, George Orwell, Joseph Stalin, Russian Revolution
The Catcher in the Rye
Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye, is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed characters which I have read about. He has many characteristics that are all his own, such as the way he views the world, his friends and his family. One of the main things that characterizes Holden, is that way that he thinks the entire world is "phony." Holden\'s view of the world as "phony" is a very strong one, and in most cases, is correct. Holden thinks t...

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Literary realism, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, J. D. Salinger, Holden, The Catcher in the Rye in popular culture
The Holocaust
The Holocaust was the extermination of the Jews and other people whom Hitler considered inferior. It took place from 1933 to 1945. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany led this effort. About 12 million people were murdered, half of them being Jews. When Hitler took over control of Germany, everything changed. Hitler had a very strong prejudice against the Jews. He wanted to create the perfect race of blonde haired blue eyed Germans. His followers, who were the soldiers in the camps, were...

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Human rights abuses, Genocides, Nazi war crimes, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Josef Mengele, Auschwitz concentration camp, Schutzstaffel, Responsibility for the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler in popular culture, Treblinka extermination camp, Criticism of Holocaust denial
Othello
One of the most interesting and exotic characters in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is "Honest" Iago. At first glance, Iago seems to be the essence of "motiveless malignity." However, despite Iago\'s unquestionable malignancy, the motivation behind his actions lie more in Iago\'s quest for personal gain, as opposed to just being evil for evil\'s sake. Iago\'s rapacity can be validated by examining his manipulation of Roderigo, Cassio and, most importantly, Othello. Iago\'s m...

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Othello, Michael Cassio, Iago, Roderigo, Emilia, Desdemona, Otello, Bianca
To Kill a Mockingbird
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout learns valuable lessons on the evil of prejudice present in her Southern town of Maycomb, on the true nature of courage, and on the dangers of judging others before "...climbing into their skin and walking around in it." Set in the mid 1930s, Scout Finch is a young girl living with her older brother, Jem, and her lawyer father. Being a kid, Scout has the simple duties of a minor, to have fun and to stay out of trouble. But along the way, she also learn...

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Jem, Boo, Atticus, DuBose, Calpurnia, To Kill a Mockingbird in popular culture, Atticus Finch
Lord of the Flies
The classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an exciting adventure deep into the nether regions of the mind. The part of the brain that is suppressed by the mundane tasks of modern society. It is a struggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, good and evil. The story takes a look at what would happen if a group of British school boys were to become stranded on an island. At first the boys have good intentions, keep a fire going so that a passing ship can see the smoke a...

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