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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
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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
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth Sexuality and the Search For Truth in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four The question of the existence of human nature has been a popular topic in modern literary works. Authors such as Shelly and Freud seem to agree that there is such a thing, however, they disagree on its attributes. Orwell also believes that human nature does exist but he takes it a step further than simply acknowledging its existence. Rather, in 1984 he uses such themes as truth and sexuali
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19841 misc 12 00 Winston Smith, the main character, works in London, at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. A government that goes by the name “Big Brother” has taken over the world. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston hates the life he lives under the inflexible government and decides to write down his thoughts in a diary. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston kn
19842
19842
19842 1.) List the title and author of the work you read? 1984 written by George Orwell which is a pen name for Eric Blair, his real name. 2.) Briefly describe the plot (action) of the work. What happens? 1984 a story of dictators who are in complete control of a large part of the world after the allies lost in World War II. The government in this novel gives no freedoms to its citizens. They live in fear because they are afraid of having corrupt thoughts about the governments of Oceania, a crim
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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
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19843 misc 12 00
19843 misc 12 00 Nineteen Eighty-Four is a compelling novel, written in the period just after W.W.II. It details the life of one man, Winston Smith, and his struggles with an undoubtedly fascist government. The book is set approximately in the year 1984, in which Winston\'s society is ruled by a governing force known as The Party. At the head of this government is a fictional figure known as Big Brother, to whom all citizens must love and respect. In this society, privacy and freedom do not ex
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19846 misc 12 00 1984 Many great novels have been written on many different topics, George Orwell’s 1984 is no exception to this. This novel takes place in a country called Oceania; it is what is left of a destroyed London city, in 1984. There are only three continents according to the book, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. These three countries are always at war that is why most of them are described to be in ruins. Oceania is controlled by a government called “Big Brother”. Big Brother has taken
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A Brave New World by Aldus Huxley misc 12 00 The novel Brave New World is like no other in fantasy and satire. It predicts a future overpowered by technology where the people have no religion. Has Huxley written about a degrading way of life or has he discovered the key to a perfect world that should be called Utopia? This essay will show that upon close analysis the way of life in the novel is justifiable and all the precautions that are taken are needed to preserve their lifestyle. This essay
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
A night to remember
A night to remember
a night to remember The non-fiction novel A Night To Remember by Walter Lord is about the well known disaster that the luxury cruse ship the Titanic went thorough. This story takes place on the ship and on its many decks. During the story the Titanic sails along the Atlantic Ocean. Walter Lord wrote this book in 1955, but the famous collision occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. In this novel the author, Walter Lord wants to show what happened at every moment on the cruse liner. The Novel
A Review of Sidney Mintzs Sweetness and Power
A Review of Sidney Mintzs Sweetness and Power
A Review of Sidney Mintzs Sweetness and Power This book was definitely an informative and very detailed history of sugar production and consumption, but, most assuredly, it would not even rate in my “top 1,000 books to read” list. Let me say first though, Mintz did an excellent job of researching the topic for this book. But, he seemed to concentrate most of his points on the British, with only vague mention of the rest of the world. Furthermore, the format he used proved to be a bit confusing t
A Review of Things Fall Apart
A Review of Things Fall Apart
A Review of Things Fall Apart I really enjoyed reading the book Things Fall Apart. Achebe did an excellent job of portraying the pre-colonial culture of the Ibo. This book was not only educational, but entertaining as well. His ability to focus mainly on one individual and still show the complexity of the entire clan’s beliefs and self-governing tactics was incredible. It is hard to believe that he was able to show us so many aspects of the pre-colonial culture in so few pages. This book definit
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily
A Rose for Emily William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily tells a story of a young woman who is violated by her father’s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily’s father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Like her father Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. While having this attitude about life Emily practically secluded herself from society for the remainder of her life. She was alone for the very first time and her reaction to this si
A Tale of Two Cities2
A Tale of Two Cities2
A Tale of Two Cities2 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities with this famous sentence. It describes the spirit of the era in which this novel takes place. This era is the latter part of the 1700s - a time when relations between Britain and France were strained, America declared its independence, and the peasants of France began one of the bloodiest revolutions in history. In short,
Absalom and Achitophel
Absalom and Achitophel
Absalom and Achitophel Father and Son As related to Absalom and Achitophel Absalom and Achitophel begins in the world of Old Testament history. The vague biblical past of the opening lines lets the narrative to be set from 2 Samuel in a wide historical frame that hopes to legitimize the king\'s promiscuity by associating the king as father of the land: In pious times, e\'r priestcraft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin; When one man on many multiplied his kind, Ere one to one was cursedly
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
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler When the topic of dictators is brought up who comes to mind? Most anyone will say Adolf Hitler. Why was he so cruel? What drove his hatred for the Jews? Why did he want a so-called “perfect” race? Well the answer to all these questions might be answered from Hitler’s childhood. Adolph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn, Austria. He was the son of Alois, a customs official, and Klara Hitler. Alois was a very mean and stern father. His death, in 1903, came as a relie
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
Analysis of the Hounds of Tindalos
Analysis of the Hounds of Tindalos
Analysis of the Hounds of Tindalos Textual Analysis The Hounds of Tindalos The Hounds of Tindalos is a short science fiction story containing many and varied elements that have been long associated with the genre of science fiction. This essay will identify these elements, examining their placement within this short text and also the interchange of these elements with the characteristics of other genres, more specifically, horror. Belknap Long, the author, was clearly intent of incorporating the
Analytical view of james joyces araby
Analytical view of james joyces araby
Analytical view of james joyces araby # Goldstein ## Sara Goldstein Ernst Narrative Fiction 22 October 2000 An Analytical View of Araby Viewpoints from which stories are written are used to enhance the overall point a story is making. James Joyce’s Araby is no exception. Narrated by a young boy of about twelve or thirteen, it depicts his personal coming of age. The usage of a first person narration allows the reader to see things the way the boy sees them; be as innocent and wistful as he is, th
Animal
Animal
Animal George Orwell\'s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of Manor Farm overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little by little, the pigs become do
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell George Orwell\'s novel Animal Farm does an excellent job of drawing parallels from the situation leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of Manor Farm, the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their human master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, on
Animal House
Animal House
Animal House Social commentary is sometimes found at the heart of good art, whether that art form is literature or popular music. The novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the rock album, Animals written and performed by Pink Floyd share the same characteristic of scathing social commentary. The artworks also share an animal metaphor that serves to cast a dark light on human social interactions and stratification functions. Conversely, the artworks individually attack the diametrically oppose
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying Adam Cooper Cooper 1 Mrs. Dibble English IV December 7, 1999 In one of William Faulkner\'s greatest novels, As I lay Dying, the character\'s selfishness is revealed. As I Lay Dying is a detailed account of the Bundren\'s family trek across Mississippi to bury Addie, their wife and mother. As Addie is dying, all the characters go through a different state of emotions, all of which are explained in fifty-nine chapters. An analysis of William Faulkner\'s As I Lay Dying reveals the im
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 World
Brave New World
Brave New World Brave New World Sometimes very advanced societies overlook the necessities of the individual. In the book Brave New World, Aldous Huxley creates two distinct societies: the Savages and the Fordians. The Fordians are technologically sophisticated, unlike the Savages. However, it is obvious that, overall, the Savages have more practical abilities, have more, complicated, ideals, and are much more advanced emotionally, which all help the individual to grow. The Savage Reservation pr
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World Brave New World Sometimes very advanced societies overlook the necessities of the individual. In the book Brave New World, Aldous Huxley creates two distinct societies: the Savages and the Fordians. The Fordians are technologically sophisticated, unlike the Savages. However, it is obvious that, overall, the Savages have more practical abilities, have more, complicated, ideals, and are much more advanced emotionally, which all help the individual to grow. The Savage Reservation pr
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
Caldecotts
Caldecotts
Caldecotts Newbery #1 Age: 9-11 Grade: 4-6 Title: Caddie Woodlawn Author: Carol Ryrie Brink Illustrator: NA Publisher and Date: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1935 Illustrations: NA Summary: Caddie Woodlawn, age 11, was a tomboy who ran the woods of western Wisconsin. She avoided “women’s work” and preferred to be an adventurer with her two brothers. From hunting to befriending Indians, Caddie stirs up the west in this story full of adventure. Evaluation: I loved this book. I received it as a gif
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
Catcher in the rye2
Catcher in the rye2
catcher in the rye2 The Catcher in The Rye Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it becomes clear that Holden is indeed motivated,
Cathcer in the Rye
Cathcer in the Rye
Cathcer in the Rye Analysis of the Catcher in the Rye In 1919 Jerome David Salinger was born to Sol and Miriam Jillich Salinger. This man would have a moderately normal childhood attending the private McBurney School in Manhattan, and afterwards the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1936. He then attended New York University for an unsuccessful summer session in short-story writing. This 20th century novelist would later come to be known as J. D. Salinger and w
Cats Cradle
Cats Cradle
Cats Cradle Cat\'s Cradle is, Vonnegut\'s most highly praised novels. Filled with humor and unforgettable characters, this apocalyptic story tells of Earth\'s ultimate end, and presents a vision of the future that is both darkly fantastic and funny, as Vonnegut weaves a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness (Barnes and Noble n.pag). In Cat\'s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut uses satire as a vehicle for threatened self-destruction when he designs the government of San Lorenzo. In addition, t
Chartist Women
Chartist Women
Chartist Women In the beginning of Anna Clarks essay, Manhood, Womanhood, and the Politics of Class in Britain, 1790-1845, she describes to the reader how the British political system was set up before the Chartists were formed. The upper and middle-classes were the groups with the political authority and the working-class and peasants had nothing politically. The politicians of this time were all men and were looked down upon by the working-class men due to their namby-pamby homogeneous appe
Cheap Amusements
Cheap Amusements
Cheap Amusements Peiss, Kathy. Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of -the-Century New York (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1986). Kathy Peiss describes the leisure activities of young working women living in New York during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in her book Cheap Amusements. The book explores the emergence of a young female working class and the conflict the women encountered with the Old World traditions. Peiss also explores the commerc
ComparingThe Pact and Memoirs of a Geisha
ComparingThe Pact and Memoirs of a Geisha
ComparingThe Pact and Memoirs of a Geisha English I.S.U-The Pact and Memoirs of a Geisha In the novels The Pact, by Jodi Piocoult and Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden there is a strong reflection of life and its negative aspects. Not only do both novels involve a female who’s life is controlled by those around her, but the girls are also controlled by a desired conception of themselves that they feel they have to achieve. The predominant ideas that exist in both works are those concerned wi
Count of Monte Cristo
Count of Monte Cristo
Count of Monte Cristo There are many subplots involving The Count of Monte Cristo\'s adversaries. The first one started out in Rome where the count met two young men, Albert de Morcerf and Franz d\'Epinay. The Count became a great friend to the two young men and even saved Albert\'s life when the Italian bandit, Luigi Vampa, captured him. Luckily Vampa was a loyal friend to the count and obeyed his command to release Albert. Albert eventually introduced the count to Paris society and to his ma
Critique of Life in Mexico
Critique of Life in Mexico
Critique of Life in Mexico In her many letters, and through her journals, Fanny Calderon de la Barca has left us a very informative eyewitness account of nineteenth century Mexico. Although these writings can be very useful in studying this period of time, it is important to note some of the factors that may have affected what she wrote. Fanny Calderon de la Barca\'s own social identity was one of the factors that had the most profound impact on her writings and observations. It is because of th
Cuckoos nest
Cuckoos nest
cuckoos nest The system is something that people are always out to change. You see people trying to change it all the time, but few are actually successful at changing the system. The system can be a variety of things. In some cases it is the government, it can be the a boss or basically anything or anyone that has some type of control or authority. For some people fighting the system is their livelihood, their mission in life. They try to change the system because of the corruption, because o
Desirees Baby
Desirees Baby
Desirees Baby The 19th century was a difficult time for many women and blacks because of the domination of white men over them. The social and economic hardships they faced in day to day life was a constant reminder of this domination. The social ideology in the story “Desiree’s Baby” was powerful and dangerous and held no escape for any character. A woman with small children who lost her husband would face extreme hardships without the support of close family members. One who happened to be dow