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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison “......her perspective is rooted in her experience, and that as we immerse ourselves, as readers, in the milieu of her novels, we need insight into her culture.” (Demetrakopoulos, Holloway 150). Toni Morrison’s thoughts, beliefs, and morals are the basis for her many works. She writes from various topics but all of them tie back to own personal experience. Her viewpoint and outlook comes from her personal feelings and convictions. Her life growing up as an African American woman is
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm
TotalitarianismAnimal Farm Totalitarianism has become a fact that can hardly be ignored. During World War II when Hitler had total control to the Russia of Stalin and later Soviet leaders. For many years people have dreamed or believed in the perfect society of mandkind and of an ultimate utopia, a world where we can live together in peace. George Orwell expresses a different kind of view for the future of mankind, a view where freedom is limited, total control and there isn\'t any sign of hope
Totaltarian society
Totaltarian society
totaltarian society Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. A Totalitarian society is a good example of such a society, because although it provides control for the people, it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves. The fictional society in George Orwell\'s “1984” stands as a metaphor for a Totalitarian society. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner party, which
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is the belief that matters of ultimate reality transcend, or go beyond, human experience. Transcendentalist thinking began during the American Renaissance with writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. However transcendental thinking did not begin with Thoreau and Emerson, but as Emerson called it, “it is the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mold of these new times.” Transcendentalism is based on the ancient philosophy of Idealism, which o
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism is the belief that matters of ultimate reality transcend, or go beyond, human experience. Transcendentalist thinking began during the American Renaissance with writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. However transcendental thinking did not begin with Thoreau and Emerson, but as Emerson called it, “it is the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mold of these new times.” Transcendentalism is based on the ancient philosophy of Idealism, which o
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1
Transcendentalism1 The writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson dealt with three aspects of transcendental thought, which consisted of spiritual, philosophical, and literary content. In his time, Emerson imparted an influence upon his contemporaries and American literature. He explicitly encouraged other writers by his appeal for new American literature and new voices because America had failed to denounce European literature and produce its own literary scholarship. Emerson believed that literature shou
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion
Transcendetalism The New Religion Transcendentalism: The New Religion By: A. K. Rodriguez Transcendentalism: The New Religion According to The American Heritage Dictionary, the definition of religion is “a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as Creator or governor of the universe; a personalized system grounded in such belief; or a cause or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion” (TAHD, 696). The American Heritage Dictionary provides a lexicon descri
Uncle Toms Cabin1
Uncle Toms Cabin1
Uncle Toms Cabin1 Tompkins, Jane P. “Sentimental Power: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Politics of Literary History”. Glyph 2 (1978) This essay is an incredible wealth of knowledge for someone who wants to write a paper on why Uncle Tom’s Cabin is so significant. The author had actually lived in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s half-sister’s basement “during a difficult time” in her life (501). She explains why many people, including herself, do not see this novel as being “the most important book of the cent
United Way
United Way
United Way There are approximately 495,000 taxÓexempt/nonprofit organizations in the United States (excluding churches) that may receive taxÓdeductible contributions. “Of those with incomes above $25,000, roughly 55,000 are classified as human service organizations and another 28,000 are health related (Hodgkinson and Weitzman, 1996).” The term nonprofits refers to these health and human service organizations. “The types of health and human services that nonprofit organizations provide include
US History
US History
US History US History Chapter 11 Section 1 1. a.) Civil War-between 1861 and 1865, the southern and northern states clashed with one another in a violent conflict b.) Union-the unified nation of the US 2. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the famous novel Uncle Tom\'s Cabin, which started the controversy between North and South. 3. Some historians have suggested that the Civil War could have been avoided. If the US had elected better leaders and established stronger political institution they believe,
Vietnam Poetry
Vietnam Poetry
Vietnam Poetry Two Stories of Vietnam My essay is a comparison of a song and a poem about the Vietnam war. The song is Goodnight Saigon written by Billy Joel and the poem is No Word Spoken by Edward J. Domaleski. These two are very different but revolve around one main point; the American soldiers experience in the Vietnam war. Joel writes about the whole war experience while Domaleski writes just about one solitary battle. Domaleski is also more detailed than Joel in his writing. Domaleski’
What Does the American Flag Mean to Me
What Does the American Flag Mean to Me
What Does the American Flag Mean to Me What Does the American Flag Mean to Me? Freedom. Justice. History. The flag of the United States has a different meaning to it for every person. Whether it’s just standing up in class everyday at school and saying the Pledge of Allegiance or if we really have respect for our countries flag. When you say the Pledge of Allegiance, do you really mean what you say? Do you even think about the words that are coming out of your mouth? While I was thinking about w
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21
Why we should keep the drinking age at 21 Why We Should Keep the Drinking Age at Twenty-one By Barry T. Hellman English 116, section 6 Dr. Budler 11 May 2000 Imagine winning the State Basketball Championship. You get back to your house with a few friends and feel a party is in order, so you start drinking a few beers after your parents go to bed. Someone suggests that you drive somewhere to get rid of the empty cans. “Yes, that’s not a bad idea”, so you all pile into the car and take off. A few
Womans Studies
Womans Studies
Womans Studies Oppression is defined by The Collins Paperback English Dictionary as, “to subjugate by cruelty, force. etc. To afflict or torment. To lie heavy on (the mind, etc.)”. According to one of the authors in the book Feminist Frontiers IV, Marilyn Frye says: “The root of the word oppression is the element ‘press’. The press of the crowd; pressed into the military service; to press a pair of pants; printing press; printing press; press the button. Presses are used to mold things or flatte
Women in combat
Women in combat
women in combat Women in Combat In the 1970’s, the services traditional attitude toward women was challenged; change was forced upon a reluctant establishment (Holm, 198). The decision to end the draft was the catalyst to such change. This decision allowed for women’s’ participation in the armed forces in unprecedented numbers. The United States Armed Forces have more female numbers than any other nation in the world, both in actual numbers and in percentages (Holm, 1982). The drive for an all-v
Women in combat1
Women in combat1
women in combat1 Women in Combat In the 1970’s, the services traditional attitude toward women was challenged; change was forced upon a reluctant establishment (Holm, 198). The decision to end the draft was the catalyst to such change. This decision allowed for women’s’ participation in the armed forces in unprecedented numbers. The United States Armed Forces have more female numbers than any other nation in the world, both in actual numbers and in percentages (Holm, 1982). The drive for an all-
Women in combat2
Women in combat2
women in combat2 Women in Combat In the 1970’s, the services traditional attitude toward women was challenged; change was forced upon a reluctant establishment (Holm, 198). The decision to end the draft was the catalyst to such change. This decision allowed for women’s’ participation in the armed forces in unprecedented numbers. The United States Armed Forces have more female numbers than any other nation in the world, both in actual numbers and in percentages (Holm, 1982). The drive for an all-
Work and school
Work and school
Work and school Many people have busy lives, especially someone who has to juggle more than one task per day. The people in particular that I am talking about are college students. How some of us have jobs and need jobs that help keep us in school. The tough part is that we have to spend most of our time on school which leaves very little time for work, even thought we do have to work to make a decent amount of money. So, since work and school are apart of everyone’s life, either if you just wor
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Bay of Pigs Invasion
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, years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castr
Bill Gates and Economics
Bill Gates and Economics
Bill Gates and Economics On October 28, 1955, William Henry Gates, lll, was born. Gates and his two sisters grew up in Seattle, Washington. His late mother was a teacher and his father is a lawyer. Gates went to public school until junior high in which he attended Lakeside School, where he met Paul Allen. In 1968, at the age 13, Gates began programming computers. Soon afterward, Gates, Allen, and some other students convinced a computer company to give them full access to a new minicomputer; in
Creationism VS Evolution
Creationism VS Evolution
Creationism VS Evolution Evolution is not only improbable but clearly impossible. Extensive evidence against evolution is uncovered with every major scientific discovery. Every evolutionist fact can easily be rebuked by creationists. Twelve supposed hominoids have been discovered and presented as supporting evidence to evolution. While in all actuality nine of the twelve supposed hominids are actually extinct species of ape. While the remaining three are completely developed humans. Neandertha
Ecotourism in Latin America
Ecotourism in Latin America
Ecotourism in Latin America Paradise: Gained or Lost? The word ecotourism has not been around for that many years. However it is a word that has briskly become suitable for hotels and tourist attractions alike. This statement can not be more proper to say pertaining to Latin American countries, primarily Costa Rica, which has a high rate of international tourism. Ecotourism is not a word that everyone understands. It is a term that could have multiple meanings. When it comes down to it, though,
Environmental Activism
Environmental Activism
Environmental Activism Environmental Activism 1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First! Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country\'s conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasireligious zeal to industrializ
Global Warming1
Global Warming1
Global Warming1 Global Warming Now, for the first time in Earth\'s history, humans may be a decisive factor in future climate change. The actions we make towards the temperature of the earth and the depletion of the ozone layer are irreversible. A warmer future could result from present-day human activities releasing large amounts of heat-trapping gases into the air. These greenhouse gases are part of the reason for the 1°F (.5°C) rise in global average temperature documented over the past 100
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions
Good Ancestors Like Dandelions Urban sprawl is not a new phenomenon, and the battle between environmentalists and developers is well-known. But perhaps the issue is not that the land is being utterly stripped of life and replaced by cookie cutter houses or factories, which has been a controversy for decades. Perhaps the fighting has exposed a deeper problem: the American acceptance of a false outside, seen through lawns that mimic interiors. People often perceive that any green space is nature.
Hemp
Hemp
Hemp Throughout American history our country has come to rely on many different natural resources. With technology and the population increasing, the number of fossil fuel reserves and natural forests are going down. What America needs is a renewable source of fuels and fibers that will meet the growing needs of the future, but will not damage our environment. One of the most promising sources of fiber, fuel, and natural oil is hemp. Hemp, also known as Cannabis Sativa L, has been used in our co
Management of the BLMs Public Lands System
Management of the BLMs Public Lands System
Management of the BLMs Public Lands System Management of the BLM\'s Public Lands System The government has control of over one-third of the nation\'s land, and 398 million acres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold a wide diversity of resources, from timber, and grazing lands found on the surface to a mass of oil, natural gas, and minerals laying below the earth. The history of these lands is hardly a dull story, because it is the story of the taming of
Mtbe
Mtbe
mtbe 1990, the federal Clean Air Act was passed to improve air quality in the United States. President Bush\'s proposed amendments to the Clean Air Act initially would have led to the introduction of alternative, non-petroleum fuels. The petroleum and oxygenate industries responded by offering a reformulated gasoline program as a substitute for most of the alternate fuel proposals. As a result, the amendments to the federal Clean Air Act adopted in 1990 required steps to achieve lower vehicle em
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power Nuclear Power Alexandra Fynke ISP 207 Entering the twenty-first century, six billion people inhabit the earth. A number that is expected to double in a hundred and twenty years, yet only 4% of that world population lives in the Untied States. Even though the Untied States is only 4% of the population of the world, it still uses 25% of the world’s resources. This statistic is most important with the argument of food consumption, with so many countries starving, but it also means tha
Save the Rainforests
Save the Rainforests
Save the Rainforests The destruction of the rainforests is one of the most crucial environmental issues of our time. It is also one of the most misunderstood and neglected. There has been so much propaganda and publicity attached to this crisis that “Save the Rainforests” is becoming almost as cliché as “Save the Whales.” Why don’t we take this problem more seriously? Is it because we, as Americans, simply don’t understand the devastating, long-terms consequences that continued deforestation of
The Incident at Bhopal
The Incident at Bhopal
The Incident at Bhopal PURPOSE: To examine the events contributing to the tragedy at Bhopal, India and their repercussions and to draw conclusions based on these events. INTRODUCTION: What Happened at Bhopal? Reading newspaper and magazine articles written immediately following the events at Bhopal, it is apparent that it took some time for authorities to determine the causes of the industrial accident. Speculation seems to have run wild for a time following the accident. Drawing from later stat
Wolf predation
Wolf predation
wolf predation Effects of Wolf Predation Abstract: This paper discusses four hypotheses to explain the effects of wolf predation on prey populations of large ungulates. The four proposed hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis, the predation regulating hypothesis, the predator pit hypothesis, and the stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literature that discusses how these hypotheses can be used to interpret various data sets obtained from field studies. It was
Animal testing
Animal testing
Animal testing This theme song to a popular cartoon is a farce dealing with experiments carried out on animals. In the cartoon one mouse is made very smart and wants to take over the world while the other is clearly not as smart. While the cartoon makes jokes, the reality is that mice and other animals re being used for medical tests every day. For some people this testing brings up ethical questions. One of the biggest questions: is it really necessary to take the lives of animals in the name o
Ethics in Accoutning
Ethics in Accoutning
Ethics in Accoutning Accounting Ethics This paper will discuss the public perception of CPAs in today\'s society, pitfalls that they may encounter, methods to prevent some of these negative behaviors and consequences they may face should they fall short. Most Who Do You Trust? surveys rank politicians, lawyers, and used car salesmen at the bottom and certified public accountants at the top. That is because the CPA profession has a squeaky clean image—stereotyped as harmless men who wear thick
Ethics of Animal testing
Ethics of Animal testing
Ethics of Animal testing This theme song to a popular cartoon is a farce dealing with experiments carried out on animals. In the cartoon one mouse is made very smart and wants to take over the world while the other is clearly not as smart. While the cartoon makes jokes, the reality is that mice and other animals re being used for medical tests every day. For some people this testing brings up ethical questions. One of the biggest questions: is it really necessary to take the lives of animals in
Ethics of Cloning
Ethics of Cloning
Ethics of Cloning Running head: Downside of Cloning The Ethical Downside of Cloning Ethics in Health Care October 17, 1998 Introduction For the first time the cloning of a whole human being seems really possible. It is absolutely necessary to consider the harm that can be done and move to curb abuses. Also, it is important to understand some of the theory underlying the desire to build a better human. The Ethical Downside of Cloning With recent developments in the cloning of the first whole mamm
Hate Crimes in America
Hate Crimes in America
Hate Crimes in America Hate Crimes In America Did you know that people with blonde hair have low I.Q.s? Or that people less than five feet tall are more likely to spread a disease? How about that people with brown eyes are really worshipers of Satan? That did not sound very logical, did it? No, you know that people with blonde hair can be as smart or as unintelligent as the next person, that short people are not necessarily better hosts to disease, and that people with brown eyes can believe in
Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part
Till Death Do Us Part Till Death Do Us Part Today, many people believe marriage is almost like dating. Some men and women meet, and before they get to know one another they make the choice to be wed. That is why divorce rate is higher than it has been in history. Divorce is now a popular solution to problems that many American couples have. Most of these problems could easily be avoided if both individuals would communicate with each other. Communication is used to help let opinions about certai
To kill or not to kill
To kill or not to kill
to kill or not to kill Capital punishment has been in effect since the 1600\'s (Cole 451). However, in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, which was unconstitutional according to the Eighth amendment. It was public opinion that the current methods of execution, hanging, electrocution, and facing a firing squad, were too slow and painful upon the person to be executed (Cole 451). The U.S. Supreme Court reversed this decision when a cleaner
To kill or not to kill
To kill or not to kill
to kill or not to kill Capital punishment has been in effect since the 1600\'s (Cole 451). However, in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, which was unconstitutional according to the Eighth amendment. It was public opinion that the current methods of execution, hanging, electrocution, and facing a firing squad, were too slow and painful upon the person to be executed (Cole 451). The U.S. Supreme Court reversed this decision when a cleaner
What really Happened
What really Happened
What really Happened WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? When someone views this picture for the first time there is usually a feeling of shock at what they see. This feeling is clearly understandable if you are just shown the picture by itself with no caption or background information. It is the lack of facts and truths that have caused this very photograph to be the center of so much controversy and debate. When this photo was taken from a video clip filmed at the bombing of Trang Bang in June of 1972 the c
Wisdoms Melancholy
Wisdoms Melancholy
Wisdoms Melancholy Wisdom\'s Melancholy Man has always been characterized as a curious creature, desiring to learn and expand his knowledge base. In the past men have defied everything in nature and in their souls to just find the answer to their most vexing questions. Ecclesiastes correctly proclaims that the wisdom and knowledge man lusts after leads to sadness and mourning. Knowledge has been repeatedly abused and has caused a countless amount of deaths and a plethora of reasons to lament. Th
A Time of Change
A Time of Change
A Time of Change Robert Chaplin History 112 Dr. Farrell 12 April 2000 A Time of Change The enlightenment was a great time of change in both Europe and America. Some of the biggest changes, however, happened in the minds of many and in the writings of many philosophers. These included some of the beliefs of David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and Francois Voltaire. Writers during this time focused on optimism, which is the opinion to do everything for the best (Chaney 119), and the
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander III, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26, 356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His princehood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander became a
Hot dog
Hot dog
hot dog Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food, having been mentioned in Homer\'s Odyssey as far back as the 9th Century B.C. Fraunken-au-main, Germany, is traditionally credited with orginating the frankfurter. However, this claim is disputed by those who believe that the popular sausage-known as a dachshund or little-dog sausage-was created in the late 1600\'s by Johann Georghehner, a butcher, living in Coburg, Germany. Georghehner later traveled to Frankfurt to promote his n
The Cause and Effects of WWI
The Cause and Effects of WWI
the Cause and Effects of WWI The Causes and Effects of World War I What were the causes and effects of World War I? The answer to this seemingly simple question is not easy. There was more to the onset of the war then the event of an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people consider to be the cause of World War I. Furthermore, the effects of the war were not just concentrated to a post-war era lasting for a generation of Westerners. No, the effects of the war were widespr
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union
The cultural diversity in the Euuropean Union 02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University Thesis The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of c
The Event of the Century DDay
The Event of the Century DDay
The Event of the Century DDay The Event of a Century In every nation of the world, an event takes place that could change the course of history in that country. This event could change the history for better or for worse. For the United States, D-Day is one such transpiration. After this one specific invasion on June 6, 1944, everyone involved knew that it would change the course of history for the United States and the rest of the world. The invasion, known also by the code name Operation Overl
The struggle for europe
The struggle for europe
the struggle for europe Though this student looked in Who\'s Who and Contemporary Authors, no information on Chester Wilmot could be found. One considered searching the Directory of American Scholars, but that would not be helpful since he is from Australia. In The Struggle for Europe, Wilmot seeks to explain several points. First, he explores and explains how the western allies succeeded militarily but failed politically during World War II. He then elaborates on how and why the western allies