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The Glass
The Glass
The Glass The Glass Menagerie The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols which represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the bridge between the illusory world of the Wingfields and the world of reality. This bridge seems to be a one way passage. But the direction va
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams describes Jim the gentleman caller as ‘the long delayed but always expected something that we live for’. This idea can be applied to many other instances in the play, where something is long delayed but at the same time expected by certain characters. There are instances of covering up the truth, especially by Amanda. Amanda has always tried to protect herself from the brutal reality of life. We can see this from the way she tries to con
The Glass Menagerie1
The Glass Menagerie1
The Glass Menagerie1 Everyone has their own world in which they indulge themselves in whether it is real or just a fantasy. In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, everyone in the play experiences their own little world, and the shock it is to be thrown from it. Tom supports his family despite his unhappiness of his world. He tries to please Amanda by being the sole supporter, but only gets rewarded by Amanda\'s constant nagging and suspicion. Eventually Tom finds himself more like his fat
The Glass Menagerie2
The Glass Menagerie2
The Glass Menagerie2 The Glass Menagerie is by Tennessee Williams. Williams uses a lot of symbols in this play. Many of the symbols used in this play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. The first symbol isthe fire escape. This represents a bridge between the illusory world of the Wingfields and a world of reality. This bridge seems to be a one way passage. For Tom, the fire escape is a way out of the world of Amanda and Laura and an entrance into
The Glass Meragerie
The Glass Meragerie
The Glass Meragerie “The Glass Menagerie”, is a adorable little play written be Tennessee Williams. The play takes place in tiny apartment, behind an ally, during the 1940’s. There is three main charecters, Amanda, Tom, and Laura. Amanda, the mother takes care of her two children as a single mother. She likes to have whats best for the both of her children, but somethimes favors Amanda more. Amanda is a worrier, who is upset all the time, and still crys over her husband leaving her. Tom is the n
The Life of Esperanza
The Life of Esperanza
The Life of Esperanza In The House On Mango Street Esperanza reveals personal experiences through which the reader is able to determine what kind of person she is; her views on life, how she views herself, as well as how her poverty affects her view of life, her view of her future, and how her poverty currently affects her place in the world. The vignettes show different aspects of Esperanza’s identity as it evolves and changes progressively throughout The House On Mango Street. Esperanza’s iden
The Perfect Man
The Perfect Man
The Perfect Man THE PERFECT MAN All men desire and aspire to be something more then they are, whether it is, stronger, better looking, or more intelligent. One character that has it all is a British Secret service agent. He is good with a gun, excellent with the women, and seems to have knowledge about everything. There is not a situation too complex, problem too small, or villain too evil for this man. He stays cool in hot situations and does everything with style and grace. The different parts
The Three Faces of PSYCHO
The Three Faces of PSYCHO
The Three Faces of PSYCHO THE THREE FACES OF PSYCHO Psycho has no doubt become one of the most beloved horror stories of all times. It is an undisputed classic. It spins a well-known tale of how the person living next door, in the next room, or down the road just might not be all they seem on the outside. Psycho first came into the world as a literary novel in 1958. It would become Robert Bloch’s signature piece. It told the story of a young woman named Mary Crane who was given the ultimate chan
Themes of The Glass Menagerie
Themes of The Glass Menagerie
Themes of The Glass Menagerie “The Glass Menagerie” is a play that contains intense human feelings; frustration, shyness, regretfulness, anger, and sadness. The play is set in the apartment of the Wingfield family. In this cramped, dinghy place lives three characters; Amanda, Laura, and Tom, who are desperate to make their dream come true. Amanda is a shrew, she wants to live through her daughter, Laura. Her dream is for her daughter to marry to a well-educated man and support her throughout the
Things they carried
Things they carried
things they carried The Things They Carried is written from the perspective of the author, Tim O\'Brien. The book is a compilation of his stories and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. It encompasses the events and lives of himself, the other members of his company, and the war as a whole. Tim O\'Brien, of no important rank, is a solider in the Alpha Company that heads out most operations of Nam. They are the first troop to stake out land, the first to raid the villages, the trailblazers t
Tv and movie violence
Tv and movie violence
tv and movie violence Affects of media violence “Nearly four decades of research on television viewing and other media have documented the almost universal exposure of U.S. children to high levels of media violence” (Norris, 187). Violence is a component characteristic of many television programs and unfortunately our lives. Every day we tend to watch news, and every day we hear that people were killed, robbed or tortured. Four out of ten people said that they had been the victims of actual or t
Types of Writing
Types of Writing
Types of Writing Writing Despite all of the increasing technological advances, writing is still a main form of communication. Beginning in grammar school and continuing through high school and college, thousands of students spend hours preparing essays for class. The majority of students usually begin drafting those essays merely by staring at a blank sheet of paper and contemplating what to write. However, writing essays can be simplified by using four types of prewriting: free writing, cluster
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Walt Disney Walt Disney When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind Walt Disney. He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn\'t successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt\'s hard work and entrepreneurship made the world\'s best popular cartoon character Mickey Mouse. As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days. Hereby the importance of hi
What makes sammy run and my life
What makes sammy run and my life
what makes sammy run and my life Literature of success/ English 215 Prof. Allen April 13, 2000 What Makes Sammy Run, The Moral Compass, and My Life What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg is a brilliant book that shows the savagery, the insensitiveness, and cruelty caused by the drive for money, which characterized the general attitude of most people in America during the end of 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s. Sammy Glick, the main character in the book, is a poor Jewish boy who grows into
What makes sammy run the moral compass and my life
What makes sammy run the moral compass and my life
What makes sammy run the moral compass and my life Literature of success/ English 215 Prof. Allen April 13, 2000 What Makes Sammy Run, The Moral Compass, and My Life What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg is a brilliant book that shows the savagery, the insensitiveness, and cruelty caused by the drive for money, which characterized the general attitude of most people in America during the end of 1930s and the beginning of the 1940s. Sammy Glick, the main character in the book, is a poor Jewish
Whats Love Got To Do With It
Whats Love Got To Do With It
Whats Love Got To Do With It My life is terrible. Every time I fall for someone, I get hurt. I just don’t understand what I am doing wrong. I do everything I can possibly think of. With my last girlfriend, Susan, I bought here flowers, candy, dinner, expensive jewelry, I take her to movies - my treat, I write her love poems from my heart, letters when I’m not with her, I sing to her, I play slow songs for her, and I spend every waking moment with her. All I got in return was a letter saying that
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been
Where Are You Going Where Have You Been Each of us experiences transitions in our lives. Some of these changes are small, like moving from one school semester to the next. Other times these changes are major, like the transition between youth and adulthood. In Joyce Carol Oates\' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” the author dramatizes the decisive moment people face when at the crossroads between the illusions and innocence of youth and the uncertain future. Joyce Carol Oates\' message
William faulkner1
William faulkner1
william faulkner1 Faulkner, William (1897-1962), American novelist, known for his epic portrayal, in some 20 novels, of the tragic conflict between the old and the new South. Faulkner\'s complex plots and narrative style alienated many readers of his early works, but he was recognized later as one of the greatest American writers. Born in New Albany, Mississippi, Faulkner was raised in nearby Oxford as the oldest of four sons of an old-line southern family. In 1915 he dropped out of high school,
Women Hollering Creek
Women Hollering Creek
Women Hollering Creek This wonderfully written story by Sandra Cisneros details the life of Cleófilas, the main character. Cleófilas deals with several problems during her childhood and continuing on into her marriage. The story never describes any significant relationship with her mother and the negative effects of this can be clearly seen throughout Cisneros’ piece of work. Cleófilas instead turns to the television, particularly the telenovelas, for a female role model in her life. After Cleóf
Zeferelli VS Lutherman
Zeferelli VS Lutherman
Zeferelli VS Lutherman William Shakespeare\'s Romeo and Juliet leaves a lot of room for creative elaboration and from this had come countless video versions of the play. This well-known tragedy lives in people’s heart since it was written. Two brilliant directors, Franco Zefferelli and Baz Luhrmann, showed two totally different sides of Romeo and Juliet. It is amazing how two unique directors had shaped one play for different viewers using setting, text, costumes, music and even actors. First, d
The level of violence on screen
The level of violence on screen
The level of violence on screen The Analyzation of Violence on Screen In the last few years, I have noticed that on screen violence has become as common as a Cheesesteak in Philadelphia. People often argue that the violence seen on screen is influencing our culture, yet each year the amount of viewers\' increase. It seems that in order for your film or program to be successful it must contain violence. In my opinion, this constant levitation of violence on screen is due to our cultures\' infatua
Erotica v Pornography
Erotica v Pornography
Erotica v Pornography Cages. Consider a birdcage. If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire anytime it wanted to go somewhere. It is only when you step back, stop looking at the wires one by one…and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage, that y
Fammily Friendly for Whose Family
Fammily Friendly for Whose Family
Fammily Friendly for Whose Family Family Friendly for Whose Family? Do workers without children reap the same rewards as do their colleagues who are parents? Equal work for equal pay has long been the American mantra, but are parents more equal? The childfree say it is dangerous to promote one lifestyle and set of personal choices above others. Granting special privileges to those that reproduce creates unprivilege and subtle social pressure for those that don\'t. Parenting is a choice. With tha
Gun Control in America
Gun Control in America
Gun Control in America Gun Control in America On March 24, 1998, firing from the woods overlooking their school, 13-year-old Andrew Golden and 11-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot and killed four middle school students and a teacher and injured ten other students in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The two boys had a semiautomatic M-1 carbine with a large ammunition magazine, two other rifles, seven handguns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition which they took from the home of one of the boy’s grandfather, w
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State
Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State Justifiable Homicide at the Hands of the State Several problems exist in society today, and we are doing everything we could to correct these complications and to possibly diminish them. Some are as minor as traffic violations, and some are as serious as deaths. Many innocent lives are being taken due to the careless and unforgivable acts of a few people. Something has to be done to stop this from happening. In other words, we, as society, need to p
Racism
Racism
racism Racism Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, there is always somebody different. The American society focuses on that person, or group of people. They made them feel worthless and they treated them like animals. Imagine walking down the street and having people stare at you or call you names, or talk behind your back. Imagine not knowing the time because nobody will tell you. Why wont they tell you the time, or spare you some change? Because your black. Actually, because your skin is a
Christian church in MA
Christian church in MA
christian church in MA The Christian Church in the Middle Ages played a significant role in society. Unfortunately though, the church is often regarded as the capital of corruption, evil, and worldliness. Today, so many people depict the medieval church as being led by materialistic popes, devouring tithes from poverty-stricken peasants, having various illegitimate children, and granting indulgences for money from wayward believers. Yes, circumstances like this may have been the case, and is oft
The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover
The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover
The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover The Role of Propaganda in the Nazi Takeover When one thinks of the term propaganda, what comes to mind? Would it bring a positive response? Would it bring a negative response? When one thinks of propaganda in association with the Holocaust, what comes to mind? A positive response or a negative response? Most likely a negative response. Why is propaganda any different from what any political party or regime does, namely to disseminate its views? I
Movie Review Twister blows away reality
Movie Review Twister blows away reality
Movie Review Twister blows away reality Movie Review: Twister blows away reality A storm chaser\'s dream come true is to get close enough to a mile-wide tornado to shoot unique video of nature\'s extreme fury. Maybe even take some close-up measurements of the storm\'s surroundings, if the situation warrants. But never will a chase team be caught racing into the middle of a cornfield toward the heart of a whirling funnel, no matter what the prize. Yet that\'s exactly what Twister actors Bill Paxt
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Canada Paul Schuchert Grade 5-Miss Wardell February 7, 1998 Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the Strait of Northumberland. It once was connected to the mainland. I chose to do this province because I love lobster and the land is really beautiful. About 11,000 years ago the early people known as the Paleo-Indians lived on what is now Prince Edward Island. They
A bill
A bill
a bill Mock Congress Bill In the House of Representatives Representative introduces the following bill, which was referred to the committee on January tenth twenty thousand and one. Section One: Cigarettes are killing the uneducated youth. This bill is targeted towards the youth and protecting them against making the terrible decision to smoke. This bill will change the amount of smokers because the bill is going to make cigarettes less a part of society and make them less desired. Section Two:
Bilingual education
Bilingual education
bilingual education Americans visit the movies everyday in search of a couple hours filled with mind blowing entertainment. Is it the digitally re-mastered sound, the out-of-this-world special effects, or tear jerker dramas? New movies are released every week, but what movies are the top grossing movies of all time? What is it that got these movies to the top twenty? The following is a list of the top twenty grossing movies of all time: Movie Year Total Gross (Millions) 1. Titanic 1997 $601 2. S
Freedom of the Press conflicts
Freedom of the Press conflicts
Freedom of the Press conflicts From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching repor
Nafta
Nafta
Nafta Introduction Summary In January 1994, the United States, Mexico, and Canada implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The goal of NAFTA is to create better trading conditions through tariff reduction, removal of investment barriers, and improvement of intellectual property protection. NAFTA continues to gradually reduce tariffs on set dates and aims to eliminate all tariffs by the year 2004. Before NAFTA was established, investing in Mexico was a difficult process. Inves
THE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS
THE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS
THE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS INTRODUCTION The Business of the United States is Business, a great man once said. The United States has heralded around the globe for its incredible economic system. The growth of the United States started off small with minor discoveries and inventions, such as oil and electricity, and with those in place emergence of new technologies and innovations came underway. The railroads came about very slowly and became very popular. A man named Henry Bessemer came up with a
True love
True love
true love Foolish Love Throughout my life I have behaved in many of foolish ways due to the emotion called love. Love is something I used to dream about as a child and have grown to fear as an adult. Every person feels differently about love, but because of David I hurt my parents, my self-esteem and ability to trust people. At the age of fourteen, I was not concerned with my parents feelings. I did exactly the opposite of what they told me to do and did not think about the consequences. When th
Anorexia Nervosa and the media
Anorexia Nervosa and the media
Anorexia Nervosa and the media A normal female takes a stroll down the streets of Manhattan and ends up at Times Square, probably one of the most colorful places on earth, which also has an abundant number of advertisements. As this female looks up at the pictures, she can see a Calvin Klein ad. The image portrays people who are the idols of our youth; young, thin, beautiful men and women. These young people depict the “ideal” body. As this female walks, she begins to notice her own physical att
Eating Disorders and Society
Eating Disorders and Society
Eating Disorders and Society EATING DISORDERS AND SOCIETY Eating disorders are complex illnesses that affect adolescents with increasing frequency. They rank as the third most common chronic illness in adolescent females, with an incidence of up to 5%, a rate that has increased dramatically over the past three decades. Two major subgroups of the disorders are recognized: a restrictive form, in which food intake is severely limited (anorexia nervosa), and a bulimic form, in which binge eating epi
How the Media effects Womens body image
How the Media effects Womens body image
How the Media effects Womens body image Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the eyes of society, women like Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks and Carmen Electra are the epitome of perfection. What girl would not want to look like them? Unfortunately, a number of girls want to be just like them. Every year, millions of people are hurting themselves trying to be carbon copies of these sex symbols. The media presents society with unrealistic body types promoting people, especially women, to look lik
A Review of Citizen Soldier
A Review of Citizen Soldier
A Review of Citizen Soldier A Review of Stephen Ambrose’s Citizen Soldiers Prologue Stephen Ambrose introduces us to his book by setting the scene on the morning after the Allies begin their assault on the European continent. We are introduced to Lt. Waverly Wray, the XO for Company D of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Through the next few pages of the prologue Ambrose illustrates heroism within Lieutenant Wray demonstrating a certain strength that would carry the U.S. and her allies thr
1940s
1940s
1940s HISTORIC EVENTS The forties are pretty well defined by World War II. US isolationism was shattered by the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt guided the country on the homefront, Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the troops in Europe. Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Adm. Chester Nimitz led them in the Pacific. The discovery of penicillin in 1940 revolutionized medicine. Developed first to help the military personnel survive war wounds, it also helped increase survi
1968 LIfe
1968 LIfe
1968 LIfe Analysis of Life for 1968 The year 1968 was a time of war, civil rights movements, and riots. Many big events took place during 1968. Many lives were changed by these events. Out if the 1960’s, 1968 stands out the most. In January of 1968 the United States thought that the Vietnam War was coming to a close, but President Johnson made a statement that changed the direction of Vietnam. President Johnson said the South Vietnamese could not win. This caused the South Vietnamese could not w
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts The 20\'s was a decade of prosperity and entertainment as well as conflicts. Historians emphasize how Americans were living a life of wealth, but forget to mention the problems of society. Cultural, economic, racial, social, religious and political conflicts that plagued America remain unnoticeable and silent in its history. Amongst the life of prosperity and entertainment of the 1920\'s, the Americans suffered a life of unending conflicts. Prosperity of the 19
Automobiles of the 50s
Automobiles of the 50s
Automobiles of the 50s Automobiles in the 1950’s By Preface The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear picture of automobiles in the 1950’s and the impact the automobile had on American society. The 1950’s were a time of economic growth for America, where income exceeded car prices and vision was limited only by one’s imagination. This was a time when ‘you are what you drive.’ President Eisenhower and his administration were friendly to big business for the first time since Herbert Hoover.
Birth of a Nation
Birth of a Nation
Birth of a Nation D. W. Griffith’s epic tale told in Birth of a Nation was a shocking one. The movie set box office records, taking in over eighteen million dollars. When it was released, it was one of the longest films ever made, over three hours in length. Some film scholars say that it is the most important film ever released. But despite all of these records and achievements, the story and the way that blacks of the South were depicted haunted blacks for decades to come. Showing the black ma
Braveheart
Braveheart
braveheart Medieval Society has had much of a affect on society today. For example, many movies have been based off the Middle Ages and the society there. One of the greatest movies that took place in the Middle Ages was Braveheart. Mel Gibson, most likely best movie, had a great affect on society today. It tought many people of what it was like back in the 1300’s. First of all, Braveheart was a movie about the early Scottish people. The main character, William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, is
Brazil
Brazil
brazil Today over 60 million people practice Vodun worldwide. Religious similar to Vodun can be found in South America where they are called Umbanda, Quimbanda or Candomble. It is widely practiced in Benin, where it is the official religion. Vodun (a.k.a. Vodoun, Voudou, Voodoo, Sevi Lwa) is commonly called Voodoo by the public. The name is traceable to an African word for spirit. Vodun\'s roots go back to the West African Yoruba people who lived in 18th and 19th century Dahomey. That country
Characters we call gunfighters
Characters we call gunfighters
characters we call gunfighters The Characters we call Gunfighters The period following the Civil War was a time of great uneasiness. It was an era that gave rise to the Western outlaws. They were bandits, gunfighters, and men guilty of hundreds of crimes, but they were also important in shaping American folklore. Two important factors contributed to the making of these legends. The transition that these men under went from solider to ranch hand or cowboy, and the making of their legends through
Charles dickens
Charles dickens
charles dickens Charles *censored*ens charles *censored*en\'s early life was greatly influential in his most famous novels. his childhood was full of tragedies and problems. *censored*ens needed to overcome several obstacles so that he could have a chance at an education. after defeating these hurdles, *censored*ens wrote the novels that have entertained many people for many generations. most of the obstacles that *censored*ens had to face were in his childhood. as a very young child, his father
England 17th
England 17th
england 17th Abortion Debate - Pro-Life Stance In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for hu