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Diary of Anne Frank The Diary of Anne Frank Journeying back to the early nineteenth century, when Nazi forces occupied Germany during World War II, the lives of those living in this territory was spent in constant fear and anxiety. The Diary of Anne Frank leads readers through the harsh times of a family trying to escape imprisonment in concentration camps by Nazi soldiers, where death was almost certain. Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hi
dolls house “A Doll House” is no more about women’s rights than Shakespeare’s Richard II is about the divine right of kings, or Ghosts about syphilis. . . . Its theme is the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she is and to strive to become that person.” (Bloom 28) Ibsen portays this behavior in A Doll House through one of the main characters, Nora Helmer, by setting the scene in Norway in 1872. In the late 1800s, women did not play an important role in society at all.
Dubliners An Analysis of Religion as a Captor Kristina Lee A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to “write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b]e the centre of paralysis” (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of
Dune Chapterhouse Chapterhouse: Dune By Frank Herbert (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1985) At first, Chapterhouse: Dune (a sequel of Dune) by Frank Herbert is confusing. It is almost necessary to read Dune, or watch the movie. I hadn’t read Dune before I had started this book, and I was totally confused. I thought about putting the book down, but then I rented Dune. Everything suddenly cleared up. Suddenly, Chapterhouse: Dune became the greatest book I have ever read. The Dune universe is much m
Edgar Allan Poe Summary of the story The Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous... There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face...shut out [its victim] from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow men....[T]he whole seizure, progress, and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour. When Prince Pr
Elmer Gantry The majority of all books are trash. Sinclair Lewis’ Elmer Gantry is a great book because it has credibility, a timeless theme, and it has the necessary action. Any book that can do that is a great book. The credibility of Elmer Gantry is something that will keep this book eternally great. Although the actual time period is dated, the plot is not dated. Most people can relate to the different characters in the book. Elmer is a pompous football player who thinks that he is higher tha
Eva Peron Mi Mensaje By Eva Perón “What is happening to our people is a drama, an authentic and extraordinary drama for the ownership of life… of happiness… of the pure and simple well-being that my people have been dreaming about since the beginning of history.” Eva Peron The Evita that people worldwide cherish as the Argentinian sweetheart is a stronger woman than I had ever envisioned. From reading her personal message to the people, I saw a woman who knew so much and had the will of an army
Evas Man theme The Theme Behind the Novel While reading the novel Eva’s Man, written by Gayle Jones, an evident theme is established. This is a twisted story of love and betrayal in the engrossing psychological portrait of Eva Medina Canada. The author intertwines recollection of actual events and imaginativeness to expose an existence plagued by sexual and emotional revilement. It is a narrative which will definitely remain in one’s mind, long after the cover of the book has been closed. The ap
Fahrenheit 451 Symbolism Fahrenheit 451: Symbolism Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking and by reading are outlaws as well. Books are burned physically, and ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so devastating. Bradbury warns us of wh
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 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
Foalktales A folktale is a general term for any of numerous varieties of traditional narrative. The telling of stories appears to be a cultural and universal tradition, common to primitive and complex societies alike. Folktales are demonstrably similar from culture to culture, and comparative studies of themes and narrative techniques have been successful in showing these relationships. Fairy tales are entirely fictional and often begin with such formulas as “Once upon a time . Which is not the
Foalktales1 A folktale is a general term for any of numerous varieties of traditional narrative. The telling of stories appears to be a cultural and universal tradition, common to primitive and complex societies alike. Folktales are demonstrably similar from culture to culture, and comparative studies of themes and narrative techniques have been successful in showing these relationships. Fairy tales are entirely fictional and often begin with such formulas as “Once upon a time . Which is not the
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
Galapagos ÿI. First Reactions A. After I read Galapagos, I thought it was a good story. It was a little different from other novels I have read in that the author, Kurt Vonnegut, had a different style than most other authors. I liked how he made comments about humans’ “big brains” that always gave them foolish or reckless ideas that almost always had negative results. The way he showed how a world changed because people no longer thought that paper money was valuable provoked many thoughts about
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 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
George Orwell George Orwell 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 littl
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
good vs evil The Lord of the Flies: Good vs. Evil The constant struggle for survival of the young boys in The Lord of the Flies ultimately results in innocence transforming into savagery. There is an on going battle between good and evil which has always been the focus of William Golding’s works. “Stung by what he considers an unreal view of life, the novelist is too magnanimous to stop at exposing the faults of another, but goes on...to tell the truth” (Cook 173). In this novel, Golding uses in
Grapes of Wrath Throughout history man has made many journeys, far and wide, Moses great march though the Red Sea and Columbus’ crossing of the Atlantic Ocean are only a few of mans greatest voyages. Even today great journeys are being made. In every instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds. The Joads did just that by traveling to California to find work. Steinbeck shows one aspect of this real life journey by displaying it by a turtle and it’s struggle to rea
Grapes of Wrath Throughout history man has made many journeys, far and wide, Moses great march though the Red Sea and Columbus’ crossing of the Atlantic Ocean are only a few of mans greatest voyages. Even today great journeys are being made. In every instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds. The Joads did just that by traveling to California to find work. Steinbeck shows one aspect of this real life journey by displaying it by a turtle and it’s struggle to rea
Grapes of Wrath2 The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930\'s lived. The novel tells of one family\'s migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930\'s. The bank took possession of their land because the owners could not pay off their loan. The novel shows how the Joad family deals with moving to California, and how they survive the cruelty of the landow
Great Expectations1 In Great Expectations, Pip, the protagonist and narrator of the story grows from a young child to a mannerly gentleman with high social status. Throughout the story he goes through many changes. However, in the end it turns out that Pip was handed too much too quickly. Bad fortune falls upon him and he is sent back to his poor home in Kent. All considered though, this novel is a true story of love and in the end true happiness for Pip is obtained. Great Expectations was set i
Great Gatsby4 Defined by a book of current literary terms, a climax is the arrangement of a series of ideas or expressions in ascending order of importance or emphasis; the last term of the arrangement; a culmination. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald during the roaring 20\'s, The Great Gatsby provides a look into the upper class circle of the East and West Villages of New York City. Known as East and West Egg in the novel, Fitzgerald, through the eyes of bachelor, portrays a cynical view of the
Greek Heroine Cults Larson, Jennifer Greek Heroine Cults. University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. Jennifer Larson’s extensive knowledge on the subject of ancient women, goddesses, gods, and mythology is very apparent in this book. I found the book difficult to read as one would read a novel or even a textbook. However, I thought that Larson’s very detailed (and referenced and cross-referenced) descriptions of heroine cults would make an excellent reference book. This comprehensive book details Gree
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
Harry Potter Harry Potter And the Chamber of Secrets By Matt Carlson Harry returns from Hagwarts back to the Dursley’s home for another terrible summer. He returns home on his birthday and nobody even remembers. Harry has to stay upstairs all night because Uncle Vernon is having business guests over for a dinner party. Then, out of the blue, an house elf named Dobby sneaks into Harry’s bedroom and is becoming out of control because he’s so excited to meet Harry. He tells Harry that he must not g
Harry Potter2 The Best book I ever read this summer was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Some of the characters in the book are Harry Potter, Bathilda Bagshot (author) , Wendelin the Weird (witch) ,Vernon Dursley ,Petunia Dursley,Dudley Dursley ,Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Hedwig (Harry\'s owl), Lily Potter, James Potter, Errol (Weasley\'s owl), Arthur Weasley, Bill Weasley, Molly Weasley, Scabbers, Ginny, Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Hagrid, Minvera McGonagall, Siriu
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: 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
Hiroshima OUTLINE Thesis: Nuclear proliferation should be banned in order to prevent other countries from death and destruction like that of Hiroshima. I. Mankind argues for and against Hershey’s message to ban the bomb. (QUOTE) A. History leading to Hiroshima 1. Why was book written 2. When was book written B. Author and name of book 1. Hershey’s message 2. Other information C. Thesis II. By giving governments the power to use bombs, many innocent civilians are killed. A. Proponents of nuclear
HISTORY IS 1.1 ENGLISH – 48%. They settled in Urban and Rural areas. They were blacksmiths, carpenters, merchants, stonecutters, ministers, lawyers, and doctors. 1.2 SCOTS – 11.2%. They settled in Pennsylvania at 1st and in the mid 1700’s they moved southwest toward the mountain valleys of the Appalachians. They sought peace and safety in America. 1.3 GERMANS – 7%. They settled in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley around Lancaster and New York. They contributed Farming, Wagons, and Hardware. 1.4
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
hunchback of notre dame In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris. This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century. With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status. In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda, and their struggle in this story Quasimodoe\'s mother was a gypsy. She could not take care of him any longer so she left h
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 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
Jane Ayre analysis English 360 Final Draft/ Paper 1 February 25, 1999 Jane Eyre - Analysis of Nature Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The following are examples from the novel that exhibit the importance of nature during that time period. Several natural themes run through the novel, one of which is the image of a stormy sea. After Jane saves Rochester\'s life, she gives us the fol
Jonathon Swifts Gullivers Travels Book Four Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travel: Book Four When Gulliver’s Travels was first published in 1726, Swift instantly became history’s absolute most famous misanthrope. Thackeray was not alone in his outrage when he denounced it as “past all sense of manliness and shame; filthy in word, filthy in thought, furious, raging, obscene” (quoted in Hogan, 1979: 648). Since then, few literary works have been so extremely dissected, discussed and disagreed upon. I
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 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
KKK A living organization changes with time. Some parts of it may remain identical to that which was first constructed. Most parts will adapt to changes in the world, in society, and in mankind itself. If it does not change, it withers and dies. Organizations which fail to adapt to changes, whether they like it or not, tend to become shrunken relics of their original selves. They become mummified images of a once living creation. Such an organization is the Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK.
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
life on the mississippi ‘Life on the Mississippi’, by Mark Twain, is a signet classic. It is a romantic history of the great Mississippi River and autobiography of Mark Twain’s early days as a steamboat man. It has many interesting stories about nights on the watch and brawls between the men aboard. This is Twain’s own experience on learning to navigate the mighty Mississippi. Mark Twain is one of America’s greatest writers of all time. His real name was being Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He introd
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 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
Lord Of The Flys The Lord of the Flies In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is man is basically evil. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look c
Lord Of The Flys The Lord of the Flies In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is man is basically evil. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look c
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
Medieval Technology and Social Change Medieval Technology and Social Change Oxford University Press first published Medieval Technology and Social Change in 1962. It discusses the technological advances during the medieval times and how these changes affected society. The book\'s author, Lynn White, Jr., was born in San Francisco in 1907. Educated at Stanford, Union Theological, and Princeton, White taught at Princeton and the University of California at Los Angeles. He was also president of Mil