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Farewell to manzanar
Farewell to manzanar
Farewell to manzanar I decided to read, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. This book is about the Japanese internment camps that were set up in America during World War II, and how it affected this particular family. It tells the story of the separation of the family members, hardships, and hatred that they had to live with during this time period. It also helps to open our eyes to the irony of the whole situation, and how our government can contradict themse
MARIJUANA The Controversial Drug
MARIJUANA The Controversial Drug
MARIJUANA The Controversial Drug DESCRIPTION: Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is often called by street names such as pot, herb, weed, boom, Mary Jane, gangster, reefer, or chronic. There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana. HISTORY: Cannabis was acknowledged as early as 2,700 BC in Chinese manuscripts. Marijuana has been used as a medicine throughout the world since the beginning of written
1984 fact or fiction misc 12 00
1984 fact or fiction misc 12 00
1984 fact or fiction misc 12 00 Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On the bad side, a communist state exists which is enforced with surveillance technology and loyal patriots. On the good side, however, everyone in the society who was
1984 misc 12 00
1984 misc 12 00
1984 misc 12 00 Books related to Summary of Orwell\'s 1984- Summary of Orwell\'s 1984- Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in t
19842 misc 12 00
19842 misc 12 00
19842 misc 12 00 The novel 1984 by George Orwell is an American classic that explores the human mind when it comes to power, corruption, control, and the negative-utopian society. Imagine living in a “world of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons. Warriors fighting, triumphing, persecuting…three million people all with the same face,”(64) and there is the world of 1984, frightening, grotesque, and completely controlled by the ruling Party. Winston Smith is an insignificant member of the rul
A Lesson Before Dying
A Lesson Before Dying
A Lesson Before Dying Jefferson’s Character A Lesson Before Dying takes place in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940’s. In the novel, Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; being the only survivor, he is convicted of a murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson’s personality and physical appearance in the novel provides not only a relationship to the courtroom and his cell, but also connected to the geographical
ACROSS FIVE APRILS
ACROSS FIVE APRILS
ACROSS FIVE APRILS I ASK YOU LEAV MY NAME SOME WHERE ON IT!! USE THS CAUS I LOOK ALL OVEAND FUND IT NO WHERE SO I HAD TO DO IT!! Cheryl Bohlin Language Arts Book Report Across Five Aprils By Irene Hunt Across Five April\'s by Irene Hunt is about how the civil war tears apart a family during the hard times of the civil war. The book Follows the life of Jethro Creighton, a young farm boy in rural Illinois as he grows from a protected and provided for nine year old, to a educated and responsible yo
All Quiet On the Western Front Report
All Quiet On the Western Front Report
All Quiet On the Western Front Report BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ERICH MARIA REMARQUE\'S ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT ^^^^^^^^^^ERICH MARIA REMARQUE: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Born Erich Paul Remark on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters,
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson In Hudson?s ambitious study he identifies two major temporal consequences of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA): one good, one bad. First, the VRA, part of President Johnson?s Great Society initiative, increased the democratic participation of blacks by ensuring them equal access to voting booths in Southern states. Second, racist intimidation in the form of invidiously administered literacy tests, constitutional interpretation tests and other obstacles i
Awakening Eyes
Awakening Eyes
Awakening Eyes Awakening Eyes With few exceptions, our male dominated society has traditionally feared, repressed, and stymied the growth of women. As exemplified in history, man has always enjoyed a superior position. According to Genesis in the Old Testament, the fact that man was created first has led to the perception that man should rule. However, since woman was created from man’s rib, there is a strong argument that woman was meant to work along side with man as an equal partner. As James
Battleground Review
Battleground Review
Battleground Review Critical Review: Battleground Stephen Bates Battleground is a non fictional book that tells the story of a protest, by a group of parents against what they see as “secular humanism” in a public school reading series designed for elementary, middle and high school students. The protest eventually turned into a lawsuit in 1983 known as Mozert, who was the leader of the group that was protesting (COBS), versus the Hawkins county board of education. The book begins by describing
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved April 19th, 1996 A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel Beloved (BY TONI MORRISON). Frank Mancini [email protected] Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19t
Beloved1
Beloved1
beloved1 Beloved This essay was found at www.screw-essays.com and should not be plagiarized April 19th, 1996 A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel Beloved (BY TONI MORRISON). Frank Mancini [email protected] Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relation
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved April 19th, 1996 A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel Beloved (BY TONI MORRISON). Frank Mancini [email protected] Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19t
Black Like Me
Black Like Me
Black Like Me John Howard Griffin was a journalist and a specialist on race issues. After publication, he became a leading advocate in the Civil Rights Movement and did much to promote awareness of the racial situations and pass legislature. He was middle aged and living in Mansfield, Texas at the time of publication in 1960. His desire to know if Southern whites were racist against the Negro population of the Deep South, or if they really judged people based on the individual\'s personality as
Book report on Thomas Jefferson
Book report on Thomas Jefferson
book report on Thomas Jefferson Book Review on Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson by Norman Risjord is a biography of the third president of the United States that takes Thomas Jefferson from his youth through his later years in the early 19th century. The purpose of this book is to give a political and social overview of the Thomas Jefferson\'s life and career. It was written for both the student of American history and the casual reader interested in the genesis of the United States government,
Brave New World2
Brave New World2
Brave New World2 The author of Brave New World is Aldous Huxley. He was born in Surrey in England in 1894. He was educated at Eton, and later he attended college at Oxford where he earned a degree in English literature. For awhile he taught and was a critic of music and art . During the writing of this book he was experimenting with mind altering drugs. He specializes in fantasy and sci-fi books. In 1959 Aldous Huxley received a the Award of Merit for the novel from the American Academy of Arts
BraveNew world
BraveNew world
braveNew world Brave New World Try to imagine yourself in an unnatural world where most people are produced in factories, where there is no freedom or morality as you know it, and you are considered a savage because of your human origin. It is exactly what Brave New World suggests. Brave New World was first published in 1932 by Aldous Huxley. The “Brave New World” describes a society that attempts to be a perfect world, where every one lives in harmony. In Brave New World, people are created on
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee This book brings to light, and places front and center, possibly the most significant event in American history. That is, the genocide and displacement of the native inhabitants of what was, or would become, the United States of America, thus enabling the formation of the worlds most powerful republic. It is difficult to imagine how most readers, particularly those who are American citizens, would not have their personal perspective or opinion altered, in some small
Catcher in the Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn
Catcher in the Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn
Catcher in the Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye Compared to Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn All famous American authors have written novels using a variety of characters, plots, and settings to illustrate important themes. Throughout literary history many of the same themes have been stressed in different novels. In J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, each author writes about the common theme of coming of age. The
Fahrenheit451
Fahrenheit451
Fahrenheit451 In the book, Guy Montag, the main character, begins to question the things around him when he meets a local girl. He quickly feels comfortable with her and they begin to have discussions about mundane things that seem to open up Montag’s eyes. Then one day, the girl is gone. In a short few weeks, he had become dependant on the girl’s company. Once she is gone, he finds himself changed by having known her. When he goes to work on one of the following days, there is a fire alarm. He
Five Past Midnight
Five Past Midnight
Five Past Midnight FIVE PAST MIDNIGHT By James Thayer Towards the end of WWII, Theodore Roosevelt was having a meeting on how he could end the war. Director of the Office of Strategic Services (William Donovan) was summing up the war in 3 sentences. First, each and every day the war continued in Europe, 27,000 men, women & children would die. Second, a group of German officers were ready to assume leadership of the Third Reich if an opportunity would arise, and would instantly surrender. Finally
Freedom and Huckleberry Finn
Freedom and Huckleberry Finn
Freedom and Huckleberry Finn Freedom and Huckleberry Finn What is America all about? The land of the free and home of the brave. Although this infamous quote is true today, hundreds of years ago this quote was a lie. Not only were some white men not free to do certain things, but all blacks were discriminated against greatly and most if not all were slaves. Not only is slavery an important issue in Mark Twain\'s novel, Huckleberry Finn, but also the entire issue of freedom is an important factor
Gatsby
Gatsby
Gatsby The Great Gatsby Why did Daisy choose Tom in the end??? In the novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan was faced with an enormous decision. She had to choose between Tom; her husband and Jay Gatsby; her lover. Gatsby seemed to be the ideal man of his time. Fabulously wealthy, handsome, charismatic and intriguing, he seemed to be able to offer everything a woman could want. All he wanted in return was Daisy’s complete unconditional love. Tom, on the other hand could offer Daisy money, sec
Gatsby and the American Dream
Gatsby and the American Dream
Gatsby and the American Dream Jay Gatsby and the American Dream F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a glimpse into the elite social circles of Long Island society during the prosperous period of the 1920’s. In this decade a class of new rich was born, and the class of old rich enjoyed continued prosperity. Gatsby showcases the conflict between the two groups, as the newly rich tried to carve a place for themselves in the exclusive social circles of those who inherited their wealt
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie For centuries, men and women from all over the world have seen in America a place where they could realize their dreams. We each dream our own American Dream. For some it is a vision of material prosperity, for others it can be a feeling of secure and safe. It can be the dream of setting goals. It can be about social justice, as Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech of ¡§I have a dream¡¨, says ¡§In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. I
Guns Germs and Steel
Guns Germs and Steel
Guns Germs and Steel Book Review on Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel Why is it that Europeans ended up conquering so much of the world? Or as Yali puts it in the far beginning of the book, “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own”? Despite all the contrary evidence from anthropology and human biology, many persist in attributing the differing political and economic successes of the world’s peoples
Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad\'s novella, Heart of Darkness, tells a story about a journey experienced by Marlow, the main character, and how the different symbolizations of light and darkness change his viewpoints on the true nature of mankind. Joseph Conrad grew up in Polish Ukraine. Conrad’s father, Apollo, was arrested on suspicions of involvement with revolutionary activities. From then on, the family was thrown into exile. Conrad’s mother died of tuberculosis in 1865.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville Herman Melville: An Anti- Transcendentalist or Not? Melville, Herman (1819-91), American novelist, a major literary figure whose exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes foreshadowed 20th-century literary concerns but whose works remained in obscurity until the 1920s, when his genius was finally recognized. Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City, into a family that had declined in the world. The Gansevoorts were solid, stable, eminent, prosperous people; t
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain. Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, led one of the most exciting and adventuresome of literary lives. Raised in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain had to leave school at age twelve to seek work. He was successively a journeyman printer, a steamboat pilot, a halfhearted Confederate soldier (no more than a few weeks), and a prospector, miner and reporter in the western territories. His experience
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
Invisible ManRalph Ellison INVISIBLE MAN- Ellison I. Synopsis A. “Invisible Man” is about a black man and his struggles until he eventually becomes ‘invisible’ to society 1. Youth-given a chance for an education 2. New York- finding a job and joining the Brotherhood 3. Becoming invisible B. Characters 1. Ellison a. never describes himself b. well educated, tries to become white 2. Mr. Norten- rich man, says Ellison is his ‘destiny’ 3. Dr. Bedlose- head of the University, kicks Ellsion out 4. The
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrai
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrai
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrait of a Lady It is an unquestionable fact of life that human nature is flawed. Human beings have a variety of weaknesses that may differ from one person to the next. How one deals with this ultimately determines whether it will or will not destroy the person. The faults that humans possess stem from an open field of possibilities that they are able to choose from as they build their own character. However, as much as individual free will is desira
Khdsaf
Khdsaf
khdsaf Universal Essay: Slaughterhouse Five Throughout history, society, in general, has been molded by the ravages of war. From King Henry VII\'s invasion of Brittany, to the bloodshed on the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the present-day territory dispute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, war abounds mankind and its short history. As nations, ethnicities, ect. constantly attempt to outdo one another war will continue to arise. In recent years much has been said about the poor effects war has on s
Killer Angels
Killer Angels
Killer Angels The Killer Angels The Battle of Gettysburg brought the dueling North and South together to the small town of Gettysburg and on the threshold of splitting the Union. Gettysburg was as close as the United States got to Armageddon and The Killer Angels gives the full day-to-day account of the battle that shaped America’s future. Michael Shaara tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the generals and men involved in the action of the battle. The historical accou
Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass I attended one of the many presentations at the Book Fair in MDCC Wolfson Campus on Thursday 18, 199 at 7:30pm. This presentation was called “Art and Literature in Argentina” and it was the introduction of the new translation of “Leaves of Grass” (Hojas de Hierva). “Leaves of Grass” is a book full of inspiring poems; Walt Whitman issued the first of many editions more than 100 years ago in 1895. Many writers translated this book into many languages, especially into Spanish but it
Little women
Little women
little women The Battle of Bunker Hill By Richard Tidwell The Battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill June 16, 1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill was an important and decisive battle in the Revolutionary War. Several important events contributed to this battle. Quite a few famous people were involved with this battle. The most important part is what affect it had on the outcome of the war and our history. Many people call this the battle of Bunker Hill, but the fighting really took place on Breeds Hill, which
Little women
Little women
little women The Battle of Bunker Hill By Richard Tidwell The Battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill June 16, 1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill was an important and decisive battle in the Revolutionary War. Several important events contributed to this battle. Quite a few famous people were involved with this battle. The most important part is what affect it had on the outcome of the war and our history. Many people call this the battle of Bunker Hill, but the fighting really took place on Breeds Hill, which
Lords of the flies
Lords of the flies
Lords of the flies The story is about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Later Ralph, he started to act up and boss people around thinking he’s the king of the island. Piggy, Ralph\'s over weighted, sidekick who pretty much the only one that listens to Ralph. When Ralph tries to order people around. The boys would rather swim, play, or hunt the island
Night3
Night3
Night3 Night From the View of an S.S. Officer This whole situation started out simple enough. The men and myself first moved into this little town called Sighet. The people there seemed so naive. None of them realized what was about to happen; none of them realized what happened when the Germans move into town. We first started by imprisoning the officials and made all the Jews were yellow stars. The Jews were then moved into a very small ghetto and cramped quarters. It was obvious that none of
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Thomas Pynchon is an American novelist known for his experimental writing techniques. His works involve extremely complicated plots and themes, and mix black humor with imagination and fantasy to describe human isolation and alienation in a chaotic society. Among his books, The Crying of Lot 49, is the most commonly read, in either literature courses or simply for pleasure. As the reading progresses, the definite and symbolic meani
Opernball
Opernball
Opernball BIOGRAPHIE F Geboren am 5.Juli 1955 in Zwettl /Niederösterreich. F Studierte Philosophie, Theaterwissenschaft und Germanistik in Wien. F 1976-92 Mitherausgeber der Literaturzeitschrift Wespennest. F Gemeinsam mit Karl-Markus Gauß Herausgeber der Werke Hugo Sonnenscheins. F 1986-89 Generalsekretär der Grazer Autorenversammlung. F Lehraufträge an den Universitäten Kassel, Innsbruck und Wien. F 1989-90 Writer-in-Residence und Gast-Professor am Oberlin College, Ohio. F 1986-94 gemeinsam
Over the earth i come the souix uprising or 1862
Over the earth i come the souix uprising or 1862
over the earth i come the souix uprising or 1862 I will admit that I am not much for reading. I will also admit after reading the first chapter in this book that I felt sick to my stomach, literally. That I feared reading the rest of the book knowing that this really happened and that people could actually do this to one another. Although the book disgusted me after the first chapter that I didn’t want to read it anymore it also made me not want to put it down. It could have been the way the wri
Paradise
Paradise
Paradise The Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Toni Morrison, is hailed as the last classic American writer , a major figure of national literature , and simply the best writer in America.  Morrison is at her complex and commanding best in this mysterious tale, as she presents a unique perspective on American history and leaves her dazzled readers shaking their heads over all that is perpetually inexplicable between men and women, rich and poor the tyrannical and free spirited. The statemen
Paris Noir
Paris Noir
Paris Noir Paris Noir One of America’s great dark periods of the 20th Century was the treatment of African Americans that lasted well after they had been freed. In a country that celebrated its freedom, its government of the people and by the people, a good number of its people remained enslaved by injustice. Blacks remained poor, uneducated, and segregated because whites needed someone to blame their troubles on and they needed someone to work for less. It’s sad to think how and institute of ha
Peyton Place
Peyton Place
Peyton Place Peyton Place by Grace Metalious In 1956, a woman from middle class Manchester, New Hampshire wrote a book that shocked the nation. At 32 years old, Grace Metalious wrote the blockbuster novel Peyton Place. It transformed the publishing industry and made the author one of the most talked about people in the nation. Metalious wrote about incest, abortion, sex, rape, adultery, repression, lust, and the secrets of small town New England, things that were never discussed before in conser
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy, the author of Profiles in Courage, felt there were many politically courageous people. Kennedy seemed to define courageous as someone willing to risk one\'s personal assets to stand up for he believes is right and good. Eight different people, including John Quincy Adams, Thomas Benton, and Sam Houston, are illustrated in this book. Each of these people made outstanding political moves just defend one\'s beliefs. While some were scrutinized, others amazed the
Profiles in Courage1
Profiles in Courage1
Profiles in Courage1 Profiles In Courage, John F. Kennedy Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning account of men of principle, integrity and bravery in American politics was here available in President John F. Kennedy’s Profiles In Courage. Eight men who served the United States Government were selected by John F. Kennedy as models of virtue and courage under pressure. These eight men persevered in their pursuit of justice and the right path, in spite of the coercion and vilification of the majority.
Review of Custer the Great Controversy
Review of Custer the Great Controversy
Review of Custer the Great Controversy Book Review on Custer and the Great Controversy by Robert M.Utley The controversy of General Custer and the actions that culminated his fate and almost three hundred men under his command has long been discussed and debated by many historians as well as important military officials all trying to conclude what happened at the Battle of Little Bighorn. There have been countless myths and legends of what occurred on that fateful day in American history, but th
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. America would call this a victory. History would call it D-Day. But for Captain Miller and his squad of young soldiers, the day after the landing on Omaha Beach would change all of there lives. They would get a special order from Washington ordering them to go on a personnel mission to save one life. One soldier lost three of his brother
Secrets unrevealed
Secrets unrevealed
secrets unrevealed The first study of clandestine operations was initiated 1988 in hopes of learning about the relationship between the President and the intelligence committees of Congress. Stephan F. Knott, an Assistance Professor of Political Science at the Untied States Air Force Academy, picked up this study of clandestine operations. In Knott\'s recently published book (1996) Secret and Sanctioned, he unveils the reality that not only were clandestine operations in the Cold War recently, b