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My view about fantasy
My view about fantasy
my view about fantasy For many people, fantasy isn\'t more than a story about a princess, a prince, kings and queens, who always have a happy ending in anyway. For me, fantasy is more than that. It makes people think that maybe the world can be different, that maybe in the past and in the future, they were or will be someone like that princess or prince who everyone of us had dreamed with; and it makes that the world were we live in, is not as boring as we had thought. Many writers choose fantas
Narrative
Narrative
narrative The entire gymnasium was silent. Every single person in the gym was standing at this moment, with his or her eyes fixated on the small, skinny girl, whose figure duplicated that of the microphone she was holding. Hearing her voice reminded me the birds that chirped and sang ever so delightfully to awaken me each and every morning. As I stood on the end line with my team, my eyes scanned the horizon. Seeing the bleachers filled to capacity made me realize how lucky I really was. I had t
Trebor Visits the New World
Trebor Visits the New World
Trebor Visits the New World Trevor observed his messy office. He needed to get out of this diminutive space. He did not know why, but something impelled him to get out of his room. As he turned the doorknob, he felt a chill that took over his body. When the door opened, Trebor realized he was in a cubicle. The bleak room gave him a languid feeling. Trevor was skeptical of what he was seeing. As he turned around to exit this incredulous room, he noticed the door was gone. Where the door had once
January 19, 2001
January 19, 2001
War January 19, 2001 Dear Veteran, Happy Valentine’s Day. I am a student at L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township, Michigan. My Grandpa was in World War II. He served in the North Atlantic and Pacific. He was in the Coast Guard. I have seen a few war movies. I liked “Saving Private Ryan”. And if war is like what I saw in the movie, I don’t want to go to war. I have also seen “Forest Gump”. These is some war scenes in these also. War is a horrible thing. This Valentines Day I want to Tha
Americas Youth and TOdays Violence
Americas Youth and TOdays Violence
Americas Youth and TOdays Violence America’s Youth and Today’s Violence The media believes every child is capable of what happened at Columbine. Therefore, when a person picks up a paper or turns to his or her favorite news channel, all they learn about is how schools are enforcing new rules and regulations to control violence. People hear about the media blaming everything as a part of today’s violence in schools. The media blames different groups of people, as a part of today’s violence in the
Heavens Gate
Heavens Gate
Heavens Gate Heavens Gate Heavens Gate and the Branch Davidians are a good example of Stanley Milgram’s theories. It shows how people respond and follow what authority says. Heavens Gate was a cult founded by Marshall Applewhite referred to as “Do” by his members. He convinced 39 people that he was dying of cancer and he persuaded them that if they followed him to death, a spaceship in the tail of the comet “Hale-Bop” would come and take them to the New World. To enter the ship they needed to le
Mike
Mike
mike Mike Influence? Why is it that the people who influence us most influence us in ways that are not easily quantified? Through her work with abused children, my mother has shown me the heroism of selfless dedication to a worthy cause. By being an upstanding individual, my playwriting teacher in middle school acted as an inspiring male role model at a time when I needed one most. By being approachable and interesting, my World History teacher in my freshman year of high school opened my eyes
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide Everyday 700 people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four attempt suicide. An estimated 5,000 teens a year commits suicide in the United States. This makes suicide the second leading cause of death for teens in our country. Many of these suicides appear like accidents. Suicide is a great problem in America. (McGuire, 1990) Suicide has a terrible affect on families. It is very hard for anyone to get over the loss of a person, especially a young person. Statistics show that parents t
The V Chip
The V Chip
The V Chip ‘The V-Chip’ America’s Answer to Desensitizing On February 8, 1996, President Clinton1 signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 19962, which will dramatically alter the telecommunications industry over the next several years. One of the most controversial sections of the bill was Section 551, titled Parental Choice in Television Programming, which calls for manufacturers to include a V-chip in every new TV set 13 inches or larger. The V-chip is a device that will enable viewe
Trench Coat Mafia
Trench Coat Mafia
Trench Coat Mafia Trench Coat Mafia: Address the Hate Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don\'t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. - Richard Nixon A lot of people are trying to figure out why the two kids in Colorado went on a shooting spree. Many people are focusing on violence, guns, computer games, movies, television, and the free flow of information on the internet. These kids wouldn\'t have done what they did without a motivation. Their m
What Makes Children Turn To Violence
What Makes Children Turn To Violence
What Makes Children Turn To Violence What Makes Children Turn to Violence? School violence is a tremendous problem facing today’s youth. There are many factors that can contribute to violent actions in schools. Some are child abuse, violence in the home, poverty, easy access to guns, violence in television, and drug and alcohol abuse. The major cause of violence is none of the above, but harassment from others. Many people feel as if they need to result to violence as a result of these negative
AOL Time Warner
AOL Time Warner
AOL Time Warner On January 10, 2000, one of the largest, most powerful mergers was announced to the world. Media giant Time Warner will join forces with the Internet superstar, America on Line. The $183 billion dollar deal is the biggest in history. In the recent past, there has been a wave of merger-mania, both in the United States and in Europe. The merger of the Millennium is between America on Line and Time Warner. The AOL Time Warner deal represents the joining of the Old Media with the New
The AntiTrust Case Against Microsoft
The AntiTrust Case Against Microsoft
The AntiTrust Case Against Microsoft The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft Since 1990, a battle has raged in United States courts between the United States government and the Microsoft Corporation out of Redmond, Washington, headed by Bill Gates. What is at stake is money. The federal government maintains that Microsoft\'s monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens, creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality, and should therefore be stopped, while Micro
The Internet Economy
The Internet Economy
The Internet Economy T he internet, the world wide data connection that has caught on like a wild fire sweeping through a parched California forest, has wide ranging implications on our world economy. Locally, we have witnessed staggering swings of fortune in more “dot-com” firms than any other form of business in American history. The old adage of that “American Dream” - starting a business in the garage to see it one day be listed on the stock exchange is truer now than at any other time in ou
Bilingual Education vs English Only
Bilingual Education vs English Only
Bilingual Education vs English Only The Debate Between Bilingual Education and English Immersion Programs Bilingual Education is defined as any school program that uses two languages. In a more theoretical sense it is any educational program whose ultimate goal is for the participants to be fully versed in all facets of both languages (i.e., able to listen, speak , read, and write in both languages). The definition of a coordinated, developmental bilingual approach has emphasized the goal of bei
Bilingual Education vs English Only1
Bilingual Education vs English Only1
Bilingual Education vs English Only1 The Debate Between Bilingual Education and English Immersion Programs Bilingual Education is defined as any school program that uses two languages. In a more theoretical sense it is any educational program whose ultimate goal is for the participants to be fully versed in all facets of both languages (i.e., able to listen, speak , read, and write in both languages). The definition of a coordinated, developmental bilingual approach has emphasized the goal of be
Computer Based Training Business Interchange
Computer Based Training Business Interchange
Computer Based Training Business Interchange COMPUTER BASED TRAINING (CBT) BUSINESS INTERCHANGE Dallas Baptist University Spring 1999 MISM 6330, Section 01 Database Management Systems Instructor: Mary Braswell, MBA Mary L. Everitt 19 April 1999 Table of Contents Introduction Computer-based training (CBT) is an all-encompassing term used to describe any computer-delivered training including CD-ROM and the World Wide Web. CBT courseware curriculum development involves the use of integrated multime
Multiple Intelligence
Multiple Intelligence
Multiple Intelligence Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying children’s various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teacher
Role of Entertainers as Educators
Role of Entertainers as Educators
Role of Entertainers as Educators Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served a
Role of Entertainers as Educators1
Role of Entertainers as Educators1
Role of Entertainers as Educators1 Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served
Teaching1
Teaching1
Teaching1 Culturally Responsive Teaching focuses on how to educate under achieve diverse student of color, and how our children can receive a better education. The author states,” We must insist that this empowerment stop now and set into motion, change strategies to ensure that it does.” Teachers can change the life of his/her students that are underachievers. She can find ways to show that she cares that will empower them to want to learn. They should never compare an achiever to an underachie
Truancy Among Students
Truancy Among Students
Truancy Among Students Truancy among Students Truancy has become a growing problem. As the students are truant teachers, vice principals and parents become worried. They do not think that students have enough responsibility to stay out of trouble. The truth is that only a few of the students that are truant do not have the responsibility to stay out of trouble. Truancy is the act of deliberately missing one or more classes. Currently about 50% of the Granite district truants are truant again. Te
12 angry men
12 angry men
12 angry men Vinny Menichetti 12/12/99 English10RS/Mrs.Krause Period 2 Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen for all your time and service. I believe my client is innocent of these charges and you must keep in mind that if you have a reasonable doubt in your mind that this boy is innocent then u must vote not guilty and save his life. Keep in mind if you are doubtful and you vote “guilty” this boy’s life will be taken away from him and you will always wonder. Ladies and gentlemen how can you be so sure
12 angry men
12 angry men
12 angry men Vinny Menichetti 12/12/99 English10RS/Mrs.Krause Period 2 Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen for all your time and service. I believe my client is innocent of these charges and you must keep in mind that if you have a reasonable doubt in your mind that this boy is innocent then u must vote not guilty and save his life. Keep in mind if you are doubtful and you vote “guilty” this boy’s life will be taken away from him and you will always wonder. Ladies and gentlemen how can you be so sure
A show about nothing
A show about nothing
A show about nothing A Show About Nothing In the artcle, “Is Seinfeld the Best Comedy Ever?”, author Jay McInerney agrees with Seinfeld the best comedy on television. Seinfeld is a real life show. The behaviors of Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine, the failed communication, and the everyday embassassment represent “nothingness” but a peculiar everyday life. These “nothingnesses” happen to all of us, but when it is put on TV, people will laugh at these. Besides, the author appreciates the fact tha
A View From The Bridge Letter
A View From The Bridge Letter
A View From The Bridge Letter 201 Jabroni Drive, Moulnani Blvd. , Italy My dearest Maria, I miss you every second of every day and every day of every week. Sometimes I ask myself “How can I live without your love and affection?” You can’t imagine how lonely I sometimes feel without you beside me. I miss you deeply and I am sure you do the same. America is many thousands of miles away from Italy but my heart is less than a pin away from yours… I am deeply concerned about the health of Julius. I p
Actors biography
Actors biography
Actors biography A Diary as a Documentation of One’s Performance in One’s private Life Alec Guinness writes My Name Escapes Me - The Diary of a Retiring Actor - in purpose of documentation of his performance to commit his story to the public record. In the diary, Alec Guinness, at 82, shows his wishes to spend his declining years as, a retiring actor; he has not done with acting; he is still performing; yet retiring. This time his performance is committed to words in the commissioned diary. I
American ethics
American ethics
american ethics American Ethics William J. Bennett once wrote, “My friend had observed that while the world still regards the United States as the leading economic and military power on earth, this same world no longer beholds us with the moral respect it once did, as a “shinning city on a hill” Instead, it sees a society in decline.” This statement is very true of America’s ethics today. The problems with ethics in America are the medias influence on the population, religious influences on the
American Hero
American Hero
American Hero The American Hero Every child has fantasy’s of being a super hero and leaping tall buildings in a single bound or staring death in the face everyday and somehow finding a way to escape. All of these imaginative thoughts have been derived from the past literary works by the great writers of the early American literary period. These early writers entered society into a world of action and adventure, where one can see spectacular events unfolding through the eyes of a notorious man of
Analysis on Beowulf
Analysis on Beowulf
Analysis on Beowulf I have just completed the reading of Beowulf, which was translated by Burton Raffel. 1) Beowulf is an extremely exciting and fascinating story about a character who lived in medieval Europe. The shocking thing for me about this work was to find out that it is the earliest poem in a modern European language. Beowulf is to the English what Homer and the Odyssey were to the Greeks. Although this is the earliest poem, it is still fun and exciting to read. I didn\'t believe that a
Ancient Art of Parenthood
Ancient Art of Parenthood
Ancient Art of Parenthood Ancient Art of Parenthood Children walk home from school every day and never realize what lurks beyond their protected space (Miller 105). In today’s world the acceptance of latch key children should not be tolerated. Unfortunately, our society condones such behavior from the adults. As a result, these children wear a chain around their neck with a house key attached, in order to enter into their home. As the youngsters leave school, they enter a silent world (Kay 94).
Ancient Art of Parenthood1
Ancient Art of Parenthood1
Ancient Art of Parenthood1 Ancient Art of Parenthood Children walk home from school every day and never realize what lurks beyond their protected space (Miller 105). In today’s world the acceptance of latch key children should not be tolerated. Unfortunately, our society condones such behavior from the adults. As a result, these children wear a chain around their neck with a house key attached, in order to enter into their home. As the youngsters leave school, they enter a silent world (Kay 94).
Arguement on the Provision of Cable Television on
Arguement on the Provision of Cable Television on
Arguement on the Provision of Cable Television on College Campuses There is a Problem with Having Cable Television on College Campuses Eleven o’clock on a Tuesday night, walking through the brightly lit halls, many doors wide open in a dormitory complex on the campus of Bowling Green State University, one can see that the only light that emerges from the open doors is the constantly changing illumination coming from television consoles. Passing from door to door, sounds such as sports cheers, gu
Auto reck
Auto reck
auto reck Auto Wreck By Karl Shapiro In today’s congested society, automobile accidents are an often sight that most people don’t even blink an eye at. During the time of World War II, I am almost positive that even the slightest accident would turn heads considering the level of technological advancement in the automotive and medical fields were nowhere near where they are today. In his poem Auto Wreck, Shapiro has taken a personal experience from some point in his own life, and has described
Beowulf readers response
Beowulf readers response
Beowulf readers response Beowulf is considered the oldest of the great poems written in English, it may have been composed more than twelve hundred years ago, maybe even the first half of the eighth century. The epic Beowulf is the establishment of every story or movie based on Action and Adventure. I found the story extremely descriptive and enjoyable. There have been plenty of movies and stories based on the storyline of Beowulf for example Predator with Arnold Swarzenegar or even the comic bo
Berger Tompkins and Rich
Berger Tompkins and Rich
Berger Tompkins and Rich Language and images are usually a way to express what someone is thinking, however, language and images can often restrict our thinking in various ways. Susan Douglas, in her essay ,Narcissism As Liberation, writes about the great myth…that superficial appearances can be equated with a person\'s deepest character strengths and weaknesses(128). The image of what a beautiful and what is not is an image that is constantly restricted in our minds. These restrictions co
Body Image
Body Image
Body Image Body Image Portrayed by the Media Through the use of imagery, the display of life-styles, and the reinforcement of values, advertisements are communicators of culturally defined concepts such as success, worth, love, sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. Of particular concern over the past two decades has been excessive use of sexual stereotypes, especially of women. Women are directly affected by this advertising, beyond the mere desire to purchase the product or service described. Th
Book Report on The Stranger
Book Report on The Stranger
Book Report on The Stranger An Exploration of “The Stranger” by Albert Camus The Stranger is a book of many facets and meanings most of which are not immediately apparent. In fact without in depth analysis the entire point of the book is easily missed. The manner of story telling in The Stranger is unique and at first hard to come to grips with. It is not the story which is especially complex but the manner in which it is told. It is done by a narrator. In his telling of his tale he neglects to
Catch
Catch
Catch Catcher in the Rye By: Matthew J. Previts E-mail: [email protected] Holden Caulfied: Saint, Snob, or Somewhere In-between? Although J.D. Salinger has only one novel to his credit, that novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is recognized as an exceptional literary work. The key to the success of The Catcher in the Rye is the main character, Holden Caulfield. There are many different critics that view Holden in many different ways. Some believe Holden to be a conceited snob, while others see Holden a
Catcher in the Rye2
Catcher in the Rye2
Catcher in the Rye2 Holden Caulfied: Saint, Snob, or Somewhere In-between? Although J.D. Salinger has only one novel to his credit, that novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is recognized as an exceptional literary work. The key to the success of The Catcher in the Rye is the main character, Holden Caulfield. There are many different critics that view Holden in many different ways. Some believe Holden to be a conceited snob, while others see Holden as a Christ-like figure. It is my opinion, however, t
Catcher in the Rye2
Catcher in the Rye2
Catcher in the Rye2 Holden Caulfied: Saint, Snob, or Somewhere In-between? Although J.D. Salinger has only one novel to his credit, that novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is recognized as an exceptional literary work. The key to the success of The Catcher in the Rye is the main character, Holden Caulfield. There are many different critics that view Holden in many different ways. Some believe Holden to be a conceited snob, while others see Holden as a Christ-like figure. It is my opinion, however, t
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral The Blind can See The narrator in Raymond Carver\'s Cathedral has two fully functional eyes, in which he chooses never to use to their full potential. The eyes of the narrator are biased, insecure, jealous, and very limited in what they choose to see. This inability to see is made apparent when he is forced to meet and converse with a blind man. The narrator\'s perception of the world around him, and blurred vision, is resolved by a great irony in the story when Roger helps the narra
Cather in da Rye
Cather in da Rye
cather in da Rye Catcher in the Rye Holden and His Phony Family The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, interacts with many people throughout J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family. The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holden’s philosophy surrounding each member. How do Holden’s different opinions of his family compare and do his views
Colobine hight school
Colobine hight school
colobine hight school Colombine High School There has been a lot of events that have happened over the years that have changed the that people veiw things. Like when Terry Fox decided that he wanted to run across Canada, even though he could only do it on one leg. Some people probably thought he couldn\'t even run ten miles with an artificial leg. So that was an event that changed the way people thought about something. The Colombine High School shooting, in Littleton Colorado, is one of those t
Comedy
Comedy
comedy “The true test of Comedy is that it shall awaken thoughtful laughter.” George Meredith Comedy has been a very popular form of entertainment in our society since hundreds of years. It lets us separate out minds form the hectic world and brings happiness to our lives. Comedy can be expressed in many different ways such as satire, slapstick, jokes, parodies, observational comedy, and sarcasm. Both Liar Liar and Blue Streak are good examples because they have a good balance of tactics the aut
CompareContrast An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
CompareContrast An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
CompareContrast An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and left the war to live with one of his brothe
Crichton
Crichton
Crichton For almost three decades, Michael Crichton has written novels that appeal to his reader=s imagination and take a firm hold of their pocketbooks. Crichton=s writing stands out as much as his 6=9@ frame. He has become one of the most widely read and bought science fiction authors of the past three decades. From his first novel The Andromeda Strain, which he published while in medical school, to his most recent Airframe, Crichton has captivated his readers and left them craving more. What
Dantes Inferno Christianity and Media
Dantes Inferno Christianity and Media
Dantes Inferno Christianity and Media Dante\'s Inferno is a strange journey through hell, which at times seems familiar but then sometimes seems unexpected. As an American and a Christian it is possible to think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society, particularly its media. In my mind I see hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on sinners. My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished. Dante\'s adventure clearly shows that the so
Diversity
Diversity
Diversity Diversity and the Mass Media The question of weather the media’s role in establishing racial and ethnic equality is not only very easy to answer but needs to be answered. People need to think of how important it is. People tend to under estimate this power and hate to admit that the media shapes our opinions about people. Most of us will not stand the idea that we stereotype and classify people, let alone that we do that involuntary based mainly on the media. The media’s bias in Americ
Don Quxiote
Don Quxiote
Don Quxiote Don Quixote: Renaissance humor with a modern translation A Spanish knight, about fifty years of age, gave himself up so entirely to reading the romances of chivalry, that in the end they turned his brain, and nothing would satisfy him but that he must ride abroad on his old horse, armed with spear and helmet, a knight-errant, to encounter all adventures, and to redress the innumerable wrongs of the world. As is the case in this epic tale by Cervantes, modern man is not immune to prol