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1984
1984
1984 1984 by George Orwell Winston Smith works in London at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a totalitarian state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston is secretly dissatisfied with his life under the inflexible and paternalistic government and decides to keep a diary of his thoughts. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston knows that he will be eventually discovered by th
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth
1984 Sexuality and the Search for Truth Sexuality and the Search For Truth in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four The question of the existence of human nature has been a popular topic in modern literary works. Authors such as Shelly and Freud seem to agree that there is such a thing, however, they disagree on its attributes. Orwell also believes that human nature does exist but he takes it a step further than simply acknowledging its existence. Rather, in 1984 he uses such themes as truth and sexuali
A Date with Kosinski
A Date with Kosinski
A Date with Kosinski A Date with Kosinski Being James Bond is every man\'s dream. The beautiful women, fancy cars, dangerous journeys, and beautiful women. Many men would love to be in his place where all the danger and excitement take place. We don\'t have that capability to become an international spy, but in the novel, Blind Date by Jerzy Kosinski, we are exposed to a life similar to that of James Bond. He goes through secret negotiations. Jerzy Kosinski\'s use of words greatly contributes
All Quiet On the Western Front Report
All Quiet On the Western Front Report
All Quiet On the Western Front Report BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ERICH MARIA REMARQUE\'S ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT ^^^^^^^^^^ERICH MARIA REMARQUE: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES Born Erich Paul Remark on June 22, 1898, he grew up in a Roman Catholic family in Osnabruck in the province of Westphalia, Germany--a city in the northwest part of what is now West Germany. He adored his mother, Anna Maria, but was never close to his father, Peter. The First World War effectively shut him off from his sisters,
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson
Along Racial Lines by David micheal Hudson In Hudson?s ambitious study he identifies two major temporal consequences of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA): one good, one bad. First, the VRA, part of President Johnson?s Great Society initiative, increased the democratic participation of blacks by ensuring them equal access to voting booths in Southern states. Second, racist intimidation in the form of invidiously administered literacy tests, constitutional interpretation tests and other obstacles i
Animal House
Animal House
Animal House Social commentary is sometimes found at the heart of good art, whether that art form is literature or popular music. The novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the rock album, Animals written and performed by Pink Floyd share the same characteristic of scathing social commentary. The artworks also share an animal metaphor that serves to cast a dark light on human social interactions and stratification functions. Conversely, the artworks individually attack the diametrically oppose
Black Like Me1
Black Like Me1
Black Like Me1 Name: Alex Vetter Title: Black Like Me Author: John Howard Griffin Genre: Non-Fiction Copyright: 1976 Publisher: Penguin Books USA Inc. Pages: 176 Obtained: EKFC Library Black Like Me is a non-fiction book written by John Howard Griffin about what a black, middle-aged man has to go through every day in the Deep South. To find out what it is like to be a Negro, Griffin changes his skin color to that of a black. During his experiences, Griffin keeps a journal and that is what this b
Catch22
Catch22
Catch22 The Deft Touch of Catch 22: Heller\'s Harmonious Unison of Comedy and Tragedy Since the dawn of literature and drama, comedy and tragedy have always been partitioned into separate genres. Certainly most tragedies had comedic moments, and even the zaniest comedies were at times serious. However, even the development of said tragicomedies left the division more or less intact. Integrating a total comedy and a total tragedy into a holistic union that not only preserved both features, but al
Dawn
Dawn
dawn Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn’t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. The man wears black clothes. The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old. The narrator,
Dorian Grey Review
Dorian Grey Review
Dorian Grey Review In the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey homosexuality is an important aspect of the novel, and the book deserves credit as a pioneering depection of homosexual relationships in serious English fiction. The depection of homosexualtity in the book is undoubtedly shaped by Wilde’s personal ambivalences toward his own sexuality which is found expressed both in idealized love affairs and in liaisions with prostitutes. It is important to stress that the novels primary intrest is lit
Fahrenheit451
Fahrenheit451
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
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein In the story “Frankenstein,” written by the author Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein decided that wanted to create a being out of people that were already dead. He believed that he could bring people back from the grave. Playing with nature in such a way would make him play the role of God. With Victor Frankenstein feeling that he had no true friends, the only relief he had of expressing his feeling was through letters to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was not Victors’ true sister but he love
Frankenstein2
Frankenstein2
Frankenstein2 Victor Frankenstein was very interested in natural philosophy and chemistry and basically tried to play G-d by creating life. When he found the secret of activating dead flesh, he created a superhuman being composed of rotted corpses. What he did was considered unthinkable, and he was haunted by his own creation. When the monster escaped, Frankenstein knew that he had to deal with the consequences of what the monster might do. Frankenstein received a letter one day which informed h
Frankenstein3
Frankenstein3
Frankenstein3 Robert Walton the captain of a voyage to the North Pole Margaret Saville Walton\'s sister and confidante to whom he writes his letters Victor Frankenstein a student of Ingolstadt who becomes obsessed with his studies and creates the monster Alphonse Frankenstein Victor\'s father who dies of despair Caroline (Beaufort) Frankenstein Victor\'s kind-hearted mother who dies of scarlet fever when Victor is seventeen Ernest Frankenstein Victor\'s brother William Frankenstein Victor\'s y
Grapes of Wrath
Grapes of Wrath
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
Grapes of Wrath
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
Gullivers Travels
Gullivers Travels
Gullivers Travels Swifts Gullivers Travels is without question the most famous literature to emerge from this 18th century Tory satiric tradition. It is the strongest, funniest, and yet in some ways most despairing cry for a halt to the trends initiated by seventeenth-century philosophy. In Book IV, we discover how Gullivers journey into a discovery of what man is becomes a journey into madness. We encounter, here, a cruel attack on man. This is an attack using two of the most striking litera
Hard Times
Hard Times
Hard Times Utilitarianism Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring...... A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest. It is based on factuality and leaves little room for imagination. Dickens provides three vivid examples of this
How Could This Have Happened
How Could This Have Happened
How Could This Have Happened How Could This Have Happened? Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Jewish massacre during World War II, opens his classic autobiography, Night, in his hometown of Sighet, Transylvania (now Romania). In this short, but powerful, book, Wiesel speaks of the incredible events that take place in his life from age twelve to age sixteen; his carefree childhood; the brutal torture of Wiesel and his fellow Jews at the hands of German soldiers in the concentration camps; and the day
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives methods of instruction and examples as to how to triumph in the social world. It includes chapters on how to handle people, how to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader. The book begins with a preface of suggestions on how to get the most of the book. These include reviewing it periodically and taking the suggestions with an open mind and si
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives methods of instruction and examples as to how to triumph in the social world. It includes chapters on how to handle people, how to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader. The book begins with a preface of suggestions on how to get the most of the book. These include reviewing it periodically and taking the suggestions with an open mind and si
Huck Finn2
Huck Finn2
Huck Finn2 In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows how Huck evolves in every adventure and how he is growing in every aspect of his life. It is easy to forget that Huck is only a twelve-year old boy, when we see him out smart grown men. The most significant part of the whole novel is the decision that Huck has to make about Jim. Huck would never turn his back on Jim now because he is his only family. Huck also grows up in the sense that he loses his innocence: He begins
Invisible man
Invisible man
Invisible man Invisible Man - Identity Essay submitted by Doug Lee Who the hell am I? (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison\'s acclaimed novel Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is true identity, a belief quite mistaken, for he, although unaware of it, had already been inhabiting true identities all along. The narrator\'s life is fi
Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
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
Lord of the Flies8
Lord of the Flies8
Lord of the Flies8 Lord of the Flies “Without society’s rigid rules, savagery and anarchy can come to light. This is one of the many themes expressed in William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, and by far the most important. It is exemplified throughout his novel with Jack and his tribe, Ralph and Piggy, and other key characters and symbols. Jacks anarchistic ideas come to view when he forms his tribe, this group would be the more savagery part of humankind. With them, Golding is showing that when
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Malcolm X While in prison, Malcolm read widely and developed an interest in the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist religious movement whose members were known as . Malcolm studied the teachings of the leader of the Black Muslims, Elijah Muhammad, who advocated an independent black state. The Nation of Islam was based on a theology adapted from several models: traditional Islamic teachings, Marcus Garvey\'s principles of black nationalism, and economic self-help programs that addressed the need
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
Native Son
Native Son
Native Son Kevin Kilkenny 8-23-00 PD-7 Native Son Any opinion I have on this book has to be based on Bigger Thomas. Various forces have shaped him. Forces that have changed the life completely for Bigger Thomas. In Native Son, Bigger Thomas seems to be composed of a mass of disruptive emotions rather than a rational mind joined by a soul. Bigger strives to find a place for himself, but the blindness he encounters in those around him and the bleak harshness of the Naturalistic society that Wright
Next of Kin
Next of Kin
Next of Kin Next Of Kin The next of kin a documentation of mind matter and love. This book was very inspirational it gives you a whole new outlook on the experience and the feelings of animals. Trying to relate with how much Roger Fouts has accomplished in his life is unbearable he has had so many experiences that have been recorded in this book. It was the type of book that was hard to put down from the beginning. In the next few pages I will discuss parts of the book that really moved me and l
No Exit
No Exit
No Exit No Exit By Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre\'s most popular play is undoubtedly the one-act drama No Exit, which is a discussion of such familiar negative existentialist themes as bad faith, self-destruction, and the impossibility of interpersonal relationships. It is in this play that Sartre\'s famous line, Hell is other people, occurs. Although many nineteenth century philosophers developed the concepts of existentialism, it was Sartre who popularized it. His one act play, Huis Clos (Closed D
None Provided5
None Provided5
None Provided5 Tn American Literature, Romanticism came during the New England Literary movement called Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is a belief in spiritual truth beyond sense perception and material success. It is said to be a theory that highlights the transcendent as the realistic reality. In other words, this is a philosophy asserting the superiority of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and experimental. During the 1 9th century, Transcendentalism was a react ion
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
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 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 Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House is considered a classic to many people. It has a certain sense of feeling missing from today\'s novels. The Haunting of Hill House has suspense, horror, a little bit of romance, and an ending that will leave you thinking for days. Shirley Jackson is well known for her twisted work. At the beginning of the book, you our introduced to a character that has a major impact on all of its guests. Hill House. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself
The Jungle3
The Jungle3
The Jungle3 The Jungle By Upton Sinclair The Jungle portrays the lower ranks of the industrial world as the scene of a naked struggle for survival. Where workers not only are forced to compete with each other but, if they falter, are hard pressed to keep starvation from their door and a roof over their heads. With unions weak and cheap labor plentiful, a social Darwinist state of the survival of the fittest exists. The real story revolves around the integration and eventual disintegration of
The slaughter house five
The slaughter house five
The slaughter house five THE NOVEL - THE PLOT - Billy Pilgrim, like Kurt Vonnegut, was an American soldier in Europe in the last year of World War II. If you come to know a combat veteran well- a veteran of that war, of the Korean War, or of the war in Vietnam- you will almost always find that his war experience was the single most important event in his life. The sights and scars of war remain with the soldier for the rest of his days, and his memories of death and killing help to shape whateve
Tinanmen Diary
Tinanmen Diary
Tinanmen Diary Jeremy Richart Tiananmen Diary Book Review Asian Politics 345 Manju Parikh May 18, 1999 Change is the dramatic art of survival. If one is to survive, one needs to adapt to changing needs and desires. The Communist Party in China was started for just that reason. The Chinese wanted a change from what was going on in the country at the time. The student and worker protesters at Tiananmen Square wanted the same goal to be met. They wanted a dialogue to discuss the need for an adaptat
Accounting Software Decisions
Accounting Software Decisions
Accounting Software Decisions Selecting Accounting Software is one of the most important and, potentially, one of the most costly decisions a business makes. The decision is important because if the right choice is made, internal control of most accounting functions will provide a lower risk of doing business. An accurate method of keeping track of the essential financial functions of the business also will result. However, the decision could be costly if it is made without a thorough evaluation
Blue Jeans
Blue Jeans
Blue Jeans Marketing Plan for the introduction of Wide-bottom jeans Business Mission Purpose In order to understand why the Wide-bottom Jeans Group exists, it is inalienable to especially focus on one person, the founder and the core of the company Christie Clark. Her personality alone already legitimates the purpose of the company, playing the role of the every positive thinking entrepreneur, that is strongly drawing together stakeholders and employees by showing them that they can commit thems
Boeing case Study
Boeing case Study
Boeing case Study Keeping Boeing Flying Higher and Higher Case Study Introduction Boeing has been building commercial airliners since 1927 with the first Boeing commercial jet airliner, the 7O7, introduced in l955. As discussed in the article on page 172 of the text. This success is even more remarkable when one realizes that the Boeing Design/ Build process had not changed very much during the past three decades. The system was antiquated, cumbersome, and inefficient creating production delay
Carnival Cruise
Carnival Cruise
Carnival Cruise INTRODUCTION In 1972 American Travel Services, Inc., along with Ted Arison, bought two ships from the Canadian Pacific Empress Lines for $6.5 million. These two ships were named the Marti Gras and the Carnivale. Things did not begin well for this group of investors. On its first voyage, the Marti Gras ran aground in Miami Harbor. The ship was also slow and used up very expensive fuel. For the next three years, Carnival lost money. During this time, Arison tried to drum up busines
Changing Job Roles
Changing Job Roles
Changing Job Roles Introduction This paper is the result of research into and reflection on the roles carried out by those who are responsible for managing the \'people\' function within organisations. Whether these incumbents are called personnel or HR managers is not necessarily important; it is however critical to give recognition to the complexity of the task that faces those who have to take responsibility for this function. This paper raises two inter-related issues. First, in what sorts o
Cisco
Cisco
Cisco Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco operates in one industry segment and creates hardware and software solutions that link computer networks so that people have easy access to information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. Networking is a multi-billion dollar global market whose growth is spurred by the belief that the Internet is changing the way we all work, live, play and learn. Over the last year, there
Country Risk Analysis
Country Risk Analysis
Country Risk Analysis In the effort to reduce company risk while simultaneously expanding operations, the firm should consider expansion into a new geographic market. By taking advantage of the unique attributes of the Irish economy and aligning them with the characteristics of this company, the potential to maximize shareholder wealth improves while the risk exposure of the company declines. By expanding our information technology operations into Ireland, this risk/return strategy can be succes
Cross Border Negotiations
Cross Border Negotiations
Cross Border Negotiations Dennis Kelly MGT 425 Special Project: Getting Your Yen\'s Worth Robert T. Moran February 1, 1999 Cross border negotiations are often complicated endeavors, especially when the negotiations are taking place between a Western culture like that of the U.S. and one of the East like that of Japan. Cultural and philosophical differences along with differences in tactics, perspectives and language can all complicate an all too often difficult process. It was noted by the autho
Deming
Deming
Deming Deming believed that quality must be the foundation of everything that businesses do. A consistent theme in Deming’s work has been the reluctance of managers to accept that theirs is the key role in changing process and driving the improvement in quality. Deming believed that organizations should be more responsive, more democratic and less wasteful. Deming’s ideas challenged past beliefs and legacies and started a revolution in a new wave of management. A principle of Deming Management i
Diversity
Diversity
diversity With today\'s workforce becoming increasingly diverse and organizations doing more to maximize the benefits of the differences in employees, Human Resource managers are evolving from the old school sideline player to the front-line fighters. Organizations are relying on managers to get the people who get the job done, and of course, make the company money. People have always been central to organizations, but their strategic importance is growing in today\'s knowledge-based business