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The life of Shirley J
The life of Shirley J
The life of Shirley J Life and Work Shirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1919 to Leslie and Geraldine Jackson. Her surroundings were comfortable and friendly. Two years after Shirley was born, her family with her newborn brother moved from San Francisco to Burlingame, California, about thirty miles away. According to her mother, Shirley began to compose verse almost as soon as she could write it (Friedman, 18). As a child, Shirley was interested in sports and literature. In 1930, a year b
The Life of Tupac Shakur
The Life of Tupac Shakur
the Life of Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. Named after an Inca Chief, Tupac Amaru means Shining Serpent referring to wisdom and courage and Shakur meaning thankful to God. Shakurs mother, Afeni Shakur, was a leading member of the Black Panthers, a radical wing of the civil rights movement, with support for hardcore ghettos as well as white patronage. When Tupacs mother was pregnant with Tupac she was spending time in the Womans House of Detention in Greenwich V
William Shakespheare
William Shakespheare
William Shakespheare William Shakespeare Shakespeare was born in a small English town called Stratford, Avon in 1564. During his lifetime, he composed 37 plays, which are still being performed all around the world. At the age of 18, he married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. Anne delivered their first child, Susanna, a few short months later. In early 1585, Anne gave birth to twins, a girl Judith and a boy Hamnet. Tragically, Hamnet died at the age of 11 in 1596. Little is known about Shakespeare\'s
Bluest eye
Bluest eye
bluest eye Pecola, an eleven-year-old black girl, is the protagonist of The Bluest Eye. Her family lives in grinding poverty in Lorain, Ohio. By 1941, her parents\' marriage had turned bitter and violent. Cholly, her father, is an alcoholic and Pauline, her mother, prefers to retreat into the fantasy world of the movie theater. Surrounded by a culture that equates beauty with whiteness, Pecola becomes convinced that she is ugly because she has African features and dark skin. She prays to God ev
Girl Interrupted
Girl Interrupted
Girl Interrupted Book Report: Girl, Interrupted Sane or normal people have wondered at one time or another what it is like in a hospital that houses the insane. Susanna Kaysen opens the door to the reality and true insanity of being a patient in a mental hospital renowned for tis famous ex-patients, including Ray Charles Sylvia Plath, and James Taylor in her book, Girl, Interrupted. She stays focused on reality and her idea of perception as well as the friendships she acquires in her two year s
Girl Interrupted
Girl Interrupted
Girl Interrupted Book Report: Girl, Interrupted Sane or normal people have wondered at one time or another what it is like in a hospital that houses the insane. Susanna Kaysen opens the door to the reality and true insanity of being a patient in a mental hospital renowned for tis famous ex-patients, including Ray Charles Sylvia Plath, and James Taylor in her book, Girl, Interrupted. She stays focused on reality and her idea of perception as well as the friendships she acquires in her two year s
Great Expectations1
Great Expectations1
Great Expectations1 Chapters 1-8 Plot and Setting- The plot starts out with a little boy name Phillip Pirrip. It is a first person narrative about a boy back in the nineteenth century. The first eight chapters deal mostly with Pips childhood years. It also deals with who Pip is, and his family. In the beginning of the story Pip introduces himself, and introduces his dead parents. He is in the graveyard, and then a scary looking man comes up. The man threatens him. The plot of the story I think
Hamlet8217s Soliloquies
Hamlet8217s Soliloquies
Hamlet8217s Soliloquies The soliloquies spoken by Hamlet were directed to the audience, rather than seeming like conversations with himself. In the first soliloquy, Hamlet talks about how aggravated at life he is and that if it werent for Gods laws he would commit suicide. He is not really morning his fathers death in this soliloquy but more his disgust for his mother for marring his uncle especially a few months after his fathers death. He then goes on to explain he must remain silent. He i
Lincolns birthday
Lincolns birthday
Lincolns birthday Lincolns Birthday This book is a compilation of letters written to and by the revered president, Abraham Lincoln. This makes it so that the same stories are told from different perspectives. All together this book is filled with historically accurate information. The opening passage is Lincolns own Autobiography. I wish I could insert the entire passage. I think the closing paragraph is a wonderful description of the man, both in appearance and in demeanor. If any personal
Main Street
Main Street
Main Street Sinclair Lewis makes point of the efforts that Carol produces to reform her new home. These efforts can be perceived by the townspeople as unwelcomed and unsuccessful. Some of Carols ideas are ludicrous, out of proportion and not ready for the slow-moving town. She tries several different approaches to reforming the town from the moment of her arrival. She goes from architectural reform to poetic reform to artistic to introducing liberalism to amusing social functions. All of these
Mark Twain Racist or Realist
Mark Twain Racist or Realist
Mark Twain Racist or Realist Mark Twain, Racist or Realist? Introduction This paper examines Mark Twains work to determine whether or not he was racist. Racism is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as the belief that one race is superior to others. Unfortunately the issue of race isnt black or white. There are many shades of gray in racism and even the most progressive thoughts of old seems conservative as progress enlightens new levels of thought. During his time, Twain was a forw
My Antonia
My Antonia
My Antonia Setting My Antonia takes place mostly in the countryside in Nebraska. Many events happen because of this location. Russian Pavel is wounded working in the country, later he dies. Mr. Shimerda commits suicide because he is not used to country living and does not like it. The main characters move to Black Hawk, a nearby town to their farm, only to return to the country in end. Characters Jim Burden, the narrator of the novel, comes to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. He spends a
Superstition In Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius
Superstition In Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius
Superstition In Shakespeares The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Superstition has been around almost since people first inhabited the earth. For this reason, it has played a main role in many classical pieces of literature. One of Shakespeares tragedies, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is full of superstition and the supernatural. It contained so much superstition in order to foreshadow key events in the plot, to further develop characters, and to thrill and relate to the Elizabethan audience for whom
The Alchemist
The Alchemist
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janiero in 1947 and before his career as a best-selling author, he was a playwright, theater director, hippie, and popular songwriter for some of Brazil\'s leading pop artists. In 1986 he took a pilgrimage along that Road of Santiago and this would be the center of the plot of the book, The Pilgrimage, which was published in 1987. His second book was named The Alchemist and was published in 1988. This book has gone to number one in 29 countries and
The Diary of Anne Frank Book Review
The Diary of Anne Frank Book Review
The Diary of Anne Frank Book Review Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl On June 12, 1929, at 7:30 AM, a baby girl was born in Frankfort, Germany. No one realized that this infant, who was Jewish, was destined to become one of the worlds most famous victims of World War II. Her name was Anne Frank. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank and B.M. Mooyaart, was actually the real diary of Anne Frank. Anne was a girl who lived with her family during the time while the Nazis took powe
The PlagueNovel Analysis
The PlagueNovel Analysis
The PlagueNovel Analysis The Epidemic in a Few Pages The Plague is a novel describing the plague epidemic in the large Algerian city of Oran in the 1940s. In April, numerous rats staggered into the open to die. Once a mild hysteria gripped the population, the newspapers began searching for any action they could take. Finally, the authorities arranged for the daily collection and cremation of the rats, but by mid-afternoon they were already pilling up again. When a cluster of cases of a strange
Argentina and bose
Argentina and bose
argentina and bose Country: Argentina Company: Bose Corporation Web address: http://www.bose.com Product: LifeStyle Home Theater System LifeStyle 30 & 25 Home Theater System: Bose Corporation has had products of audio system, called “Home Theater System”. It’s a perfect audio system, just like or even better than the sound we can hear from movie theaters. On the system, there is a music center, which is connected to all input and output cables and a big amplifier, which controls the bass and tr
COCA COLA
COCA COLA
COCA COLA The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a three legged brass k
Essentials of Business Management
Essentials of Business Management
Essentials of Business Management When Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart store in 1962, it was the beginning of an American success story that no one could have predicted. A small-town merchant who had operated variety stores in Arkansas and Missouri, Walton was convinced that consumers would flock to a discount store with a wide array of merchandise and friendly service. Hence, Wal-Mart\'s mission is to deliver big-city discounting to small-town America. Sam\'s Roots From humble, hard-worki
Isle of Capri
Isle of Capri
Isle of Capri Isle of Capri The Isle of Capri casino has efficiently increased service productivity. When a customer arrives at the casino they are greeted with a friendly face at the service desk. After producing a driver\'s license the customer is given a personalized card with a magnetic strip. They are given little information about what the card is used for except that by using it the customer will receive future promotional offers. From this point on the use of this card, if used correctl
Market
Market
market Many small businesses dont realize how important their company image really is. The following is a formula for low cost marketing for a small business to create or better their image. To find this formula I interviewed Evan Paull, the owner of a small sign making company based in Annapolis Maryland called Independent Sign Consortium or ISC. ISC was started in 1996 and has had a steady growth ever since. I also interviewed Allison Green, the marketing director of Revisions, Revi
Marketing Interview
Marketing Interview
Marketing Interview Many small businesses dont realize how important their company image really is. The following is a formula for low cost marketing for a small business to create or better their image. To find this formula I interviewed Evan Paull, the owner of a small sign making company based in Annapolis Maryland called Independent Sign Consortium or ISC. ISC was started in 1996 and has had a steady growth ever since. I also interviewed Allison Green, the marketing director of Revi
Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner MICHAEL EISNER  Common Sense & Conflict Michael Eisner is an American entertainment executive, whose leadership in the 1980s and 1990s revitalized the Walt Disney Company. Born in New York City, Eisner was educated at Denison University, where he studied literature and theater. After graduating in 1964, he worked for six weeks as a clerk at NBC and then briefly in the programming department at CBS. His career crystallized at ABC, which he joined as a programming assistant in 1
COMPUTER SILUTIONS
COMPUTER SILUTIONS
COMPUTER SILUTIONS WARSIM 2000 is simulation software, used by the armed forces. Extensive, thorough, and tiring work has been done on this program. It covers almost all aspects and situations required for realistic, meticulous and a complete simulation. Information Technology has lead to the advancement of the tools required to build the simulator. Information Technology\'s guidelines and technology have reinforced this creative simulator General Description of Operational Capability. WARSIM 2
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and E
The Scene of the Screen Envisioning Cinematc and Electronic Presence This essay is published in Materialities of Communication., eds. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and K. Ludwig Pfeiffer (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994): 83-106. A much shorter version also appeared in Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanties 10.1 (Fall 1990): 50-59, under the title Toward a Phenomenology of Cinematic and Electronic Presence: The Scene of the Screen. It is used here with the permission of the author. I
Virtual Reality The Future of Tomorrow
Virtual Reality The Future of Tomorrow
Virtual Reality The Future of Tomorrow Virtual Reality: The Future of Tomorrow Although some doubt the potential of virtual reality, the reality is our technologically dependent culture is making virtual reality a part of everyday life. Popular in video games, virtual reality allows the user to totally control a computerized character. Every action the user makes is imitated by the character and instantly displayed for the user. However, since the early 90s, the use of virtual reality has deve
History Repeats Itself
History Repeats Itself
History Repeats Itself Lincoln was elected in 1860--Kennedy was killed in 1960. Both were deeply involved in the civil rights struggles. The names of each contain seven letters and they both lost a son in the war. Both were assassinated on a Friday and both in the presence of their wives. Lincoln was killed in Ford\'s Theater, Kennedy was in a Lincoln by Ford. The names of both assasins have fifteen letters, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and then ran to a warehouse while Lee Harve
My Town
My Town
My Town To give you a better view of My Town, I will perch him atop the highest point of the some-kind-of-wonderful city of Hillside: The Giza pyramid-shaped pile of garbage majestically sitting in the town dump. The movie theater is to the west; a neon-pink fluorescent sign frames this week\'s shows: Th\' Bach, Scram 3, and y\' of Th\' Bholdr. Teenage employees relinquish all responsibility for the missing Es. A makeshift lemonade stand is set up a block away. Sometimes, its determined ent
Awarding six medals to the three released POWs
Awarding six medals to the three released POWs
awarding six medals to the three released POWs The military has lost its mind by awarding six medals to the three released P.O.W.s. I do not mean to rag on the three troops -- although one did write a Thank You note to his prison guards for his swell Motel 6 treatment, but more to the point is the damage such giveaway policies do to our military awards programs. Remember what Napoleon said about awards: Give me enough ribbon and I will conquer the world. So that all of you have a complete l
George Bush Library
George Bush Library
George Bush Library George Bush Library George Bush was sworn into office January 20th, 2001. The George Bush Library has a museum connected with it. Looking at pictures of the library it seemed to be rather large and impressive. Entering the library and museum you will see the admi8ssions desk, museum store, Orientation Theater, and a Donors wall. The exhibits in the library and museum have history of the American presidency. It also offers particular topics of interest. Another section of th
Maurice sendak
Maurice sendak
maurice sendak Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were poor immigrants from Poland who came to America before World War I. Many of his relatives died in the Holocaust, and this was an important influence upon his childhood. His parents were always upset about the relatives they had lost and the cloud of death was always in the air. He even drew the faces of some of his relatives who died in the Holocaust in Isaac Bashevis Singers Zlateh the Goat. Sendak is
65279Isolation as a Cause of Mental Illness
65279Isolation as a Cause of Mental Illness
65279Isolation as a Cause of Mental Illness ˙Isolation as a Cause of Mental Illness Mental illness is a serious problem. Mental illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. The result is a diminished capacity for coping with ordinary demands of life. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. In the short stories The Bet, Paul’s Case, Silent Snow, Secret Snow the authors use iso
A Dolls House by Heinrich Ibsen
A Dolls House by Heinrich Ibsen
A Dolls House by Heinrich Ibsen A Marriage Without Love In his play, “A Doll’s House,” Henrik Ibsen shows a marriage built only on appearances, and not love. Both Nora the wife, and Torvald the husband, pretend they are in love throughout the story. However, love should be patient and kind, and their love is anything but that. Nora treats her husband as a father figure. Her feelings towards Torvald are more about dependence than love. Torvald treats Nora like a child or a pet. He gets very angr
A Dolls House5
A Dolls House5
A Dolls House5 Story By: Henrik Isben Henrik Isben?s A Doll?s House is the story of a man and a woman who have been married for eight years but are not really in love. Although at the first of the story we see a typical family, underneath there lies a dark secret. Torvald Helmer, the husband, is a lawyer who has been unsuccessful in the past because he would not accept a shady case. This has put the couple and their children in a great financial struggle and this forces him to turn elsewhere fo
A Pair of Silk Stockings
A Pair of Silk Stockings
A Pair of Silk Stockings Kate Chopin again writes another short story with a way of getting the attention of the reader in a short period of time. “A Pair of Silk Stockings” is based in early to mid 1900\'s in a average town. Shops, a theater and such lies in the center of town. The author tells of a widowed mother that is not so well off, that discovers a sum of money and is taken away in her own shopping spree and perhaps her own dreams. Mrs. Sommers is a middle aged timid mother of a handful
Age of innocence
Age of innocence
age of innocence Summary and Analysis of Chapters 1-5 Chapter One Summary: The play opens at the opera. Newland Archer enters his opera box and looks out across the theater to see his girlfriend, May Welland, touch the lilies he had given her. While dreaming of their future together, his thoughts are interrupted by gasps from the gentlemen sitting with him. They are whispering about a fashionably dressed woman who has just sat down in the box with May. Sillerton Jackson gasps, I did not think
Age of innocence
Age of innocence
age of innocence Summary and Analysis of Chapters 1-5 Chapter One Summary: The play opens at the opera. Newland Archer enters his opera box and looks out across the theater to see his girlfriend, May Welland, touch the lilies he had given her. While dreaming of their future together, his thoughts are interrupted by gasps from the gentlemen sitting with him. They are whispering about a fashionably dressed woman who has just sat down in the box with May. Sillerton Jackson gasps, I did not think
Antigone and the Aspects of Greek Theatre
Antigone and the Aspects of Greek Theatre
Antigone and the Aspects of Greek Theatre Antigone and the Greek “Goat Songs” When the ancient Greek playwright Thespis first brought forward one member of the chorus to speak alone, the form of Greek drama began to change. It is thought that Greek drama began as choruses engaging in song and dance at celebrations of holidays or special events. One of the most important of those was the spring festival of Dionysus. The celebration included choral presentation and the sacrifice of an animal, mos
The short story A & P, by John Updike, tells the
The short story A & P, by John Updike, tells the
AP1 The short story A & P, by John Updike, tells the tale of Sammy, a nineteen year old boy who works in a small grocery store on the East-Coast, called an A & P. He works in the store as a check out clerk until a warm summer day when three girls wearing only wearing their bathing suits came into the store to buy herring snacks and sour cream for one girl\'s mother. All was going well until--the owner of the store enters and puts down the girls for coming in the store in inappropriate attire.
Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller Arthur Miller, in his plays, deals with the injustice of society\'s moral values and the characters who are vulnerable to its cruelty. A good majority of these plays were very successful and earned numerous awards. According to Brooks Atkinson, a critic for the New York Times, Miller\'s play Death of a Salesman was successful because the play is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted. For Mr. Miller has lo
Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man
Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man
Bernard Pomerance and the Elephant Man Bernard Pomerance and The Elephant Man Bernard Pomerance was born in 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended college at the University of Chicago, where he received a degree in English. In the 1970\'s Pomerance moved to London, England to become a novelist. He was unsuccessful and then decided to try his hand as a dramatist. He quickly got involved with several left-wing fringe groups, which where at the time thriving in England. Then, along with director
Biography of Langston Hughes
Biography of Langston Hughes
Biography of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902. His father, who had studied to become a lawyer, left for Mexico shortly after the baby was born. When Langston was seven or eight he went to live with his grandmother, who told him wonderful stories about Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth and took him to hear Booker T. Washington. She also introduced him to The Crisis, edited by W.E.B. Du Bois, who also wrote The Souls of Black Folk, young Langston\'s favor
Borges and Bertolucci
Borges and Bertolucci
Borges and Bertolucci There are a number of differences between Bernardo Bertolucci\'s movie The Spider Stratagem and the story on which it is based, Jorge Louis Borges\' The Theme of The Traitor and The Hero; however, overall Bertolucci does a pretty accurate portrayal of the essence, at least, of Borges\' story. Besides changing the setting of the plot, there is also much more information relayed in the movie. This is very much due to that the story is simply a suggestive piece, while t
Catcher in the rie
Catcher in the rie
catcher in the rie J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye provides a provocative inquiry into the crude life of a depressed adolescent, Holden Caulfield. Without intensive analysis and study, Holden appears to be a clearly heterosexual, vulgar yet virtuous, typical youth who chastises phoniness and decries adult evils. However, this is a fallacy. The finest manner to judge and analyze Holden is by his statements and actions, which can be irrefutably presented. Holden Caulfield condemns adult c
Chapter summarys of slaughter house 5
Chapter summarys of slaughter house 5
Chapter summarys of slaughter house 5 Slaughter House 5 Chapter One: Summary: The narrator assures us that the book we are about to read is true, more or less. The parts dealing with World War II are most faithful to actual events. Twenty-three years have passed since the end of the war, and for much of that time the narrator has been trying to write about the bombing of Dresden. He was never able to bring make the project work. When he thinks about Dresden\'s place in his memory, he always rec
Comparison John Updikes AP and Timothy OBreins How
Comparison John Updikes AP and Timothy OBreins How
Comparison John Updikes AP and Timothy OBreins How to Tell a True War Story Although the short stories, “A&P,” by John Updike, and “How to Tell a True War Story,” by Timothy O’Brien, are both written in the technique of first person narrative, the two stories are conveyed to the reader in very different styles. John Updike, who was 29 at the time when he wrote “A & P,” narrates his story from the point of view of a 19 year old boy. The narration of the story of “A & P” illustrates the scene of
Comparison of Mother Figures in Medea and Mother C
Comparison of Mother Figures in Medea and Mother C
Comparison of Mother Figures in Medea and Mother Courage Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin are both works with characters that possess maternal instinct. There is not a definite explanation for maternal instinct because it can be viewed differently. Although this is true, there is often a stereotype woman with the ‘right’ qualities of maternal instinct. This often articulates unrealistic images in people’s minds. Instinct means “an imposed set of values, imposed by
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano De Bergerac The story begins at the Hotel de Bourgogne in the year 1640. Christian de Neuvillette attends the theater with a man called Ligniere in hopes that this man can identify the woman he has fallen in love with. Ligniere identifies the beautiful lady as Roxane, cousin to Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian also finds out from Ligniere that Count de Guiche is in love with her as well. Ligniere told Christian that he made a song that told of de Guiche’s scheme to get Ro
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano De Bergerac The story begins at the Hotel de Bourgogne in the year 1640. Christian de Neuvillette attends the theater with a man called Ligniere in hopes that this man can identify the woman he has fallen in love with. Ligniere identifies the beautiful lady as Roxane, cousin to Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian also finds out from Ligniere that Count de Guiche is in love with her as well. Ligniere told Christian that he made a song that told of de Guiche’s scheme to get Ro
Dance
Dance
Dance Dance has been a part of human history since the earliest records of human life (Praagh 30). Cave paintings found in Spain and France from 30,000 -10,000 BC had life-like drawings of dancing figures participating in rituals. They illustrated the prominence of dance in early human society. Later in the Renaissance Era a new attitude towards the body, the arts, and dance was originated. The courts of Italy and France became the center of new developments in dance, providing support to danci