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Michael Jordan Speaks
Michael Jordan Speaks
Michael Jordan Speaks Michael Jordan Speaks: Sophomore year, Michael and his friends are all suited up for try-outs and they are excited. They had all grown up watching the team play and knew that they had a reputation of being great. One of their friends, Tim Klements had made the team his freshman year, now he was standing with all of the seniors and giving dirty glances to his old friends. Michael appeared to be poised and ready, but minutes before walking onto the floor he had thrown up. Mic
Modernist Art in Europe
Modernist Art in Europe
Modernist Art in Europe Modernist Art in Europe 1910-25 by Robert l. Herbert Herbert’s thesis of his essay is to investigate the arrival of the machine and modern art and its complexities. During WWI, modernist painting and sculpture paid major attention to machinery, science and industry. Modern art during that time has become a central factor in our culture due to its dominance in public art, museums, media and literature. Herbert brings in background information and stated the avant-garde of
Montaigne
Montaigne
montaigne Montaigne in his Apology for Raymond Sebond begins his exploration into the human capacity for knowledge with this belief that only though God can one achieve true knowledge. God is the only infinite, all seeing, being with divine wisdom. He is not subject to the laws and rules of the human domain, and he exists in a realm outside of human comprehension. God is an unchanging, permanent being, and only from this state can the concept of truth propagate. Montaigne believes that the one t
Morries Aphorisms
Morries Aphorisms
Morries Aphorisms Using Morrie\'s Aphorisms as Teaching Tools No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher. Sir William Osler (1849-1919), 4 Oct. 1911, Glasgow (quoted in: Harvey Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, vol. 2, ch. 31, 1925). Mitch Albom wrote Tuesday’s with Morrie as a final tribute to his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who intended that his death should be his final thesis. Grim and fascinating, Professor Schwartz’s courage in the
Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral ÿMurder in the Cathedral I believe the conflict and change within the main character, Thomas Beckett, was very drastic. Thomas went from running away from his problems, to facing them and ultimate killing himself because of it. At the beginning of the play Thomas was running away from people that wanted to kill him or hurt him, because of his belief that the king didn’t have power over the church. Throughout the play, Thomas questioned himself on why he was doing what he
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
None Provided10
None Provided10
None Provided10 The Position of women in the 1930\'s and 1940\'s is an important part of understanding the story, A bird in the house. Women made great strides in the twenties, gaining the right to vote, Among other statutory rights. This seemed to be the beginning of the idea that women were indeed afforded the same rights and priveliges as men1. Perhaps planting the first seeds of a liberated consciousness. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete the atlantic crossing single-handed
None Provided2
None Provided2
None Provided2 Niccolo Machiavelli tells of the methods that have been the most successful in gaining and maintaining power in non-democratic governments in his classic novel, The Prince. Through a meticulous analysis of political history up to his point in time, he tells of the political strategies that had worked for rulers time and time again and also of those that had failed. Machiavelli maintains that any opposition to a ruler’s power should be disposed of. He gives the example of Agathocle
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
Of Mice and Men1
Of Mice and Men1
Of Mice and Men1 John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was raised in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would become the setting for some of his novels and short stories. In 1919 he attended Stanford University, where he took literature and writing classes. In 1925 he left the university. He did not attain a degree before his departure. For the next five years of Steinbeck’s life, he worked a
Of Mice and Men1
Of Mice and Men1
Of Mice and Men1 John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. He was raised in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would become the setting for some of his novels and short stories. In 1919 he attended Stanford University, where he took literature and writing classes. In 1925 he left the university. He did not attain a degree before his departure. For the next five years of Steinbeck’s life, he worked a
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.
Reformation of Kikuji Mitani in Thousand Cranes
Reformation of Kikuji Mitani in Thousand Cranes
Reformation of Kikuji Mitani in Thousand Cranes Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata ILLUSTRATE THE ROLE WHICH MRS OTA AND HER DAUGHTER FUMIKO PLAY IN BRINGING ABOUT THE REFORMATION OF KIKUJIS CHARACTER TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS PAST. IN WHAT WAYS (IF ANY) DOES THIS HELP HIM BECOME A BETTER PERSON? Kawabatas Thousand Cranes is a novel that puts little emphasis on story lines, placing more value on emotions, reflections, symbolism and such. The rather crude (at first sight) plot of this com
Report On Reding in the Dark
Report On Reding in the Dark
Report On Reding in the Dark The novel, Reading in the Dark, is written by Seamus Deanne. This book is written from the viewpoint of a little boy who explains the episodes of his life as he grows up. Apparently, Deanne said in an interview with the Irish Times, that the accounts in the story are taken from his own family along with the other families in his neighborhood in Derry, Northern Ireland. As I read the book, I didn\'t think it was a true story, but presumed it was fictional. I think I t
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
If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber the
If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber the
rip If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber then this is the book for you. It has a great mix of suspense, action and drama. Its about a young man named Rudy Baylor who had aspirations of breezing through law school, graduating, and having a rich and prosperous future waiting for him. But after graduating the company that had hired him as a student was forced into a merger and the new owners don’t want to have anything to do with him. It looks as if the whole world is crashing down on him
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
Schindlers List
Schindlers List
Schindlers List Schindler\'s List Thomas Keneally\'s Schindler\'s List is the historical account of Oskar Schindler and his heroic actions in the midst of the horrors of World War II Poland. Schindler\'s List recounts the life of Oskar Schindler, and how he comes to Poland in search of material wealth but leaves having saved the lives of over 1100 Jews who would most certainly have perished. The novel focuses on how Schindler comes to the realization that concentration and forced labor camps are
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
Sensational 1984
Sensational 1984
Sensational 1984 George Orwell’s View Of Totalitarianism Through The Novel 1984 James Hawkins 1 “Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwell’s 1984.” George Orwell’s popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student
Slavery and Evolution of the Cherokee
Slavery and Evolution of the Cherokee
Slavery and Evolution of the Cherokee ENC3240 A Review of Slavery and Evolution of the Cherokee Society 1540-1866 by Theda Perdue In this well-written book by Theda Perdue, he discloses much of the history of slavery among the Cherokee people and their evolution during this 326 year period. He begins with their abduction by the Spanish. Perdue gives a remarkable comparison of the two very different views of slavery experienced by two very different cultures. He states that even though the Spania
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth Kelsey Cruickshank March 13, 2000 Book report #3 English “Sojourner Truth, Fearless Crusader,” by Helen Stone Peterson. The book had two hundred and ninety four pages. I chose this book because people overlook this woman when thinking about African Americans who have spread positive ideas. The main character is Isabella, who later renamed herself Sojourner Truth. The book begins while she is only nine years old. In the beginning she is a naive and scared little girl, but as the b
Something Wickid this way comes
Something Wickid this way comes
Something Wickid this way comes Alex Kaznica Monday, July 30, 2000 Before Reading Process of selecting this book I use processes that are most common among my peers to select my books. I usually have one of my parental units, usually my mom, to go out and look for books. This is the way it happens because up until now I had no mode of transportation. I have faith in my mother to make a good choice; she usually does, for she knows most of my likes and most of my dislikes. This is how it’s been fo
Sophies World
Sophies World
Sophies World Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder “REMARKABLE… a whimsical and ingenious mystery novel that also happens to be the history of Philosophy.” ---The Washington Post Book World Jostein Gaarder made his Norwegian literary debut in 1986 with a collection of short stories, followed by two young adult novels. In 1990 he received the Norwegian Literary Critics’ Award and the Ministry of Cultural and Scientific affairs Literary Prize for his book The Solitaire Mystery. Mr. Gaarder taught high s
Sound And the fury
Sound And the fury
Sound And the fury THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner\'s background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, my own little postag
South by southwest
South by southwest
south by southwest Sociology 105 1. Title : South by Southwest : The Mexican-American and His Heritage 2. Author : John Tebbel and Ramón E. Ruiz 3. Publisher : Zenith Books and Doubleday & Company Copyright 1969 4. Number of pages : 120 5. The setting of this story covers an immense number of years of conquering and colonization in the Southwest areas we now know as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. It begins in the early 15 and 1600’s, in a time when many important Spaniards,
Stranger From A Different Shore
Stranger From A Different Shore
Stranger From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this better country with hopes for more opportunities to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby Cary L. Pannell Eng. 206 Mrs. Sanders 20 May 1997 Symbolism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one man\'s disenchantment with the American dream. In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. Gatsby\'s downfall was in the fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and
Tess of the DUrbervilles
Tess of the DUrbervilles
Tess of the DUrbervilles name teacher English IV 20 March 1998 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy was considered a fatalist. Fatalism is a view of life which insists that all action everywhere is controlled by nature of things or by a power superior to things. It grants the existence of Fate, a great impersonal, primitive force, existing from all eternity, absolutely independent of human wills, superior even to any god whom humanity may have invented. The power of Fate is embracing and is mo
Tess of the DUrbervilles
Tess of the DUrbervilles
Tess of the DUrbervilles name teacher English IV 20 March 1998 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy was considered a fatalist. Fatalism is a view of life which insists that all action everywhere is controlled by nature of things or by a power superior to things. It grants the existence of Fate, a great impersonal, primitive force, existing from all eternity, absolutely independent of human wills, superior even to any god whom humanity may have invented. The power of Fate is embracing and is mo
The Adventures of Huckelbery Finn
The Adventures of Huckelbery Finn
The Adventures of Huckelbery Finn Is This a Racist Novel? Mark Twain wrote “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in the 1800’s. During this time slavery was socially acceptable. Even in the church it was taught that there was nothing wrong with slavery. Black people were often referred to as “niggers”. Huck, even though he was a friend of Jim, didn’t even think twice about calling a black person a nigger. Huck would say things like “Give a nigger an inch and he’ll take an ell.”(86) He didn’t see
The American Experience In
The American Experience In
The American Experience In The American Experience In The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Mass Comm and Society Late November, 2000 “Kesey in la casa grande with the wind up and the sky cloudy, and the Gulp flapping, and the Rat plaster paneled with pages from out of Marvel comics, with whole scenes of Dr. Strange, Sub Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch--Superheroes, in short. All heads believe them to be drawn by meth freaks, because of the minute phosphorescent dedic
The American Experience In1
The American Experience In1
The American Experience In1 The American Experience In The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Mass Comm and Society Late November, 2000 “Kesey in la casa grande with the wind up and the sky cloudy, and the Gulp flapping, and the Rat plaster paneled with pages from out of Marvel comics, with whole scenes of Dr. Strange, Sub Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch--Superheroes, in short. All heads believe them to be drawn by meth freaks, because of the minute phosphorescent dedi
The Book Of Nod
The Book Of Nod
The Book Of Nod The Book Of NOD by Aristotal deLaurent Period 1 02/29/00 Darrell Mammega Chapter One: PreFace The preface to this book is very cool. I know that this book is totally fictional, and is in no way real, but the preface makes the book sound like it was written from ancient scrolls and manuscripts that were uncovered through his journies. The preface describes how he was able to get all of the material to write the book. It is incredibly detailed and extreamly vague at the same time i
The Catcher in the Rye2
The Catcher in the Rye2
The Catcher in the Rye2 The Catcher in the Rye is about a man named Holden Caulfield, who is narrating the story. Holden is in a psychiatric hospital in California, where at the given moment he was spending his time. He then had a flashback of when he was a young man at the age of sixteen. The story starts off at Pencey Prep, Holden\'s present school at which he was flunking out of. Holden had only a few more days before his expulsion from Pencey, so he had been paying his final dues to his admi
The Catcher in the Rye3
The Catcher in the Rye3
The Catcher in the Rye3 The Catcher in the Rye “I swear to God I’m crazy. I admit it.” It is very easy to automatically assume that Holden Caulfield is crazy. It’s even a logical assumption since Caulfield himself admits to being crazy twice throughout the course of the book. However, calling Holden Caulfield crazy is almost the same as calling the majority of the human race crazy also. Holden Caulfield is just an adolescent trying to prevent himself from turning into what he despises the most,
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx Also words By Friedrich Engles and A JP Taylor Volumes and volumes could be written about communism, but in fact, the actual Communist Manifesto is a mere forty pages. Karl Marx, the principal former of communism as we know it now, later wrote many books fulfilling the outline or skeleton of communism, which is the Communist Manifesto. Communism cannot be summed up in one sentence, but it can be summed up in ten main ideas, sort of lik
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo THEME Every man has his rise and his downfall. His rise can be attributed to hard work, dedication to accomplishing a set goal, or possibly even luck. Sometimes a man can become jealous at another man’s fortune and wish for his downfall. He might even try to make this wish come true in an innumerous amount of ways. At some point in a man’s life, there is his downfall. It could be a disastrous downfall or maybe just a minor setback. However, if this man is smart he will
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test 1) Title of Book: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 2) Author: Tom Wolfe 3) The grounds on which Thomas Wolfe created this documentation of the Merry Pranksters is that he attempts to re-create both the mental and physical atmosphere of their adventure and exploration across America. 4) Specific evidence in supporting the aforementioned thesis can be found in the “Author’s Note” section of the book but also in the writing style used to develop this masterpiece. Writi
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire at its peak governed over most of the Eastern world. After the death of Julius Caesar, who had destroyed the Roman Republic, an empire was the easiest was to keep the state going (Kagan-1998-pg. 92). An empire is rule by an emperor, whose range of power is virtually unlimited (Grant-1990-pg.164). Because of the Emperor’s supreme power, careful selection of these persons is necessary. Changes in the Emperor selection process lead to a selection of lea
The Grapes of Wrath AP US History Paper
The Grapes of Wrath AP US History Paper
The Grapes of Wrath AP US History Paper The Grapes of Wrath By: John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath is an eye-opening novel which deals with the struggle for survival of a migrant family of farmers in the western United States. The book opens with a narrative chapter describing Oklahoma, and the overall setting. It sets the mood of an area which has been ravished by harsh weather. The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayo
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every