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Good vs evil
Good vs evil
good vs evil The Lord of the Flies: Good vs. Evil The constant struggle for survival of the young boys in The Lord of the Flies ultimately results in innocence transforming into savagery. There is an on going battle between good and evil which has always been the focus of William Golding’s works. “Stung by what he considers an unreal view of life, the novelist is too magnanimous to stop at exposing the faults of another, but goes on...to tell the truth” (Cook 173). In this novel, Golding uses in
Great Gatsby4
Great Gatsby4
Great Gatsby4 Defined by a book of current literary terms, a climax is the arrangement of a series of ideas or expressions in ascending order of importance or emphasis; the last term of the arrangement; a culmination. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald during the roaring 20\'s, The Great Gatsby provides a look into the upper class circle of the East and West Villages of New York City. Known as East and West Egg in the novel, Fitzgerald, through the eyes of bachelor, portrays a cynical view of the
Guns Germs and Steel
Guns Germs and Steel
Guns Germs and Steel Book Review on Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel Why is it that Europeans ended up conquering so much of the world? Or as Yali puts it in the far beginning of the book, “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own”? Despite all the contrary evidence from anthropology and human biology, many persist in attributing the differing political and economic successes of the world’s peoples
Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4
Heart of Darkness4 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad\'s novella, Heart of Darkness, tells a story about a journey experienced by Marlow, the main character, and how the different symbolizations of light and darkness change his viewpoints on the true nature of mankind. Joseph Conrad grew up in Polish Ukraine. Conrad’s father, Apollo, was arrested on suspicions of involvement with revolutionary activities. From then on, the family was thrown into exile. Conrad’s mother died of tuberculosis in 1865.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville Herman Melville: An Anti- Transcendentalist or Not? Melville, Herman (1819-91), American novelist, a major literary figure whose exploration of psychological and metaphysical themes foreshadowed 20th-century literary concerns but whose works remained in obscurity until the 1920s, when his genius was finally recognized. Melville was born August 1, 1819, in New York City, into a family that had declined in the world. The Gansevoorts were solid, stable, eminent, prosperous people; t
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hiroshima OUTLINE Thesis: Nuclear proliferation should be banned in order to prevent other countries from death and destruction like that of Hiroshima. I. Mankind argues for and against Hershey’s message to ban the bomb. (QUOTE) A. History leading to Hiroshima 1. Why was book written 2. When was book written B. Author and name of book 1. Hershey’s message 2. Other information C. Thesis II. By giving governments the power to use bombs, many innocent civilians are killed. A. Proponents of nuclear
Hunchback of notre dame
Hunchback of notre dame
hunchback of notre dame In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris. This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century. With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status. In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda, and their struggle in this story Quasimodoe\'s mother was a gypsy. She could not take care of him any longer so she left h
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
Invisible ManRalph Ellison
Invisible ManRalph Ellison INVISIBLE MAN- Ellison I. Synopsis A. “Invisible Man” is about a black man and his struggles until he eventually becomes ‘invisible’ to society 1. Youth-given a chance for an education 2. New York- finding a job and joining the Brotherhood 3. Becoming invisible B. Characters 1. Ellison a. never describes himself b. well educated, tries to become white 2. Mr. Norten- rich man, says Ellison is his ‘destiny’ 3. Dr. Bedlose- head of the University, kicks Ellsion out 4. The
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrai
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrai
Isabel Archers Downfall in Henry James The Portrait of a Lady It is an unquestionable fact of life that human nature is flawed. Human beings have a variety of weaknesses that may differ from one person to the next. How one deals with this ultimately determines whether it will or will not destroy the person. The faults that humans possess stem from an open field of possibilities that they are able to choose from as they build their own character. However, as much as individual free will is desira
Jane Ayre analysis
Jane Ayre analysis
Jane Ayre analysis English 360 Final Draft/ Paper 1 February 25, 1999 Jane Eyre - Analysis of Nature Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature. The following are examples from the novel that exhibit the importance of nature during that time period. Several natural themes run through the novel, one of which is the image of a stormy sea. After Jane saves Rochester\'s life, she gives us the fol
Jonathon Swifts Gullivers Travels Book Four
Jonathon Swifts Gullivers Travels Book Four
Jonathon Swifts Gullivers Travels Book Four Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travel: Book Four When Gulliver’s Travels was first published in 1726, Swift instantly became history’s absolute most famous misanthrope. Thackeray was not alone in his outrage when he denounced it as “past all sense of manliness and shame; filthy in word, filthy in thought, furious, raging, obscene” (quoted in Hogan, 1979: 648). Since then, few literary works have been so extremely dissected, discussed and disagreed upon. I
Khdsaf
Khdsaf
khdsaf Universal Essay: Slaughterhouse Five Throughout history, society, in general, has been molded by the ravages of war. From King Henry VII\'s invasion of Brittany, to the bloodshed on the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the present-day territory dispute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, war abounds mankind and its short history. As nations, ethnicities, ect. constantly attempt to outdo one another war will continue to arise. In recent years much has been said about the poor effects war has on s
Killer Angels
Killer Angels
Killer Angels The Killer Angels The Battle of Gettysburg brought the dueling North and South together to the small town of Gettysburg and on the threshold of splitting the Union. Gettysburg was as close as the United States got to Armageddon and The Killer Angels gives the full day-to-day account of the battle that shaped America’s future. Michael Shaara tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the generals and men involved in the action of the battle. The historical accou
A living organization changes with time. Some part
A living organization changes with time. Some part
KKK A living organization changes with time. Some parts of it may remain identical to that which was first constructed. Most parts will adapt to changes in the world, in society, and in mankind itself. If it does not change, it withers and dies. Organizations which fail to adapt to changes, whether they like it or not, tend to become shrunken relics of their original selves. They become mummified images of a once living creation. Such an organization is the Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK.
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
Life on the mississippi
Life on the mississippi
life on the mississippi ‘Life on the Mississippi’, by Mark Twain, is a signet classic. It is a romantic history of the great Mississippi River and autobiography of Mark Twain’s early days as a steamboat man. It has many interesting stories about nights on the watch and brawls between the men aboard. This is Twain’s own experience on learning to navigate the mighty Mississippi. Mark Twain is one of America’s greatest writers of all time. His real name was being Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He introd
Lord Of The Flys
Lord Of The Flys
Lord Of The Flys The Lord of the Flies In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is man is basically evil. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look c
Lord Of The Flys
Lord Of The Flys
Lord Of The Flys The Lord of the Flies In his classic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding utilizes many elements of symbolism to help accomplish his motif, which is man is basically evil. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. As one reads this novel, he or she will begin to recognize the way basic civilization is slowly stripped away from the boys. Let us know look c
Montaigne
Montaigne
montaigne Montaigne in his Apology for Raymond Sebond begins his exploration into the human capacity for knowledge with this belief that only though God can one achieve true knowledge. God is the only infinite, all seeing, being with divine wisdom. He is not subject to the laws and rules of the human domain, and he exists in a realm outside of human comprehension. God is an unchanging, permanent being, and only from this state can the concept of truth propagate. Montaigne believes that the one t
None Provided10
None Provided10
None Provided10 The Position of women in the 1930\'s and 1940\'s is an important part of understanding the story, A bird in the house. Women made great strides in the twenties, gaining the right to vote, Among other statutory rights. This seemed to be the beginning of the idea that women were indeed afforded the same rights and priveliges as men1. Perhaps planting the first seeds of a liberated consciousness. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete the atlantic crossing single-handed
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by
Oedipas search of Tristero in Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Thomas Pynchon is an American novelist known for his experimental writing techniques. His works involve extremely complicated plots and themes, and mix black humor with imagination and fantasy to describe human isolation and alienation in a chaotic society. Among his books, The Crying of Lot 49, is the most commonly read, in either literature courses or simply for pleasure. As the reading progresses, the definite and symbolic meani
Paradise
Paradise
Paradise The Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Toni Morrison, is hailed as the last classic American writer , a major figure of national literature , and simply the best writer in America.  Morrison is at her complex and commanding best in this mysterious tale, as she presents a unique perspective on American history and leaves her dazzled readers shaking their heads over all that is perpetually inexplicable between men and women, rich and poor the tyrannical and free spirited. The statemen
Paris Noir
Paris Noir
Paris Noir Paris Noir One of America’s great dark periods of the 20th Century was the treatment of African Americans that lasted well after they had been freed. In a country that celebrated its freedom, its government of the people and by the people, a good number of its people remained enslaved by injustice. Blacks remained poor, uneducated, and segregated because whites needed someone to blame their troubles on and they needed someone to work for less. It’s sad to think how and institute of ha
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy, the author of Profiles in Courage, felt there were many politically courageous people. Kennedy seemed to define courageous as someone willing to risk one\'s personal assets to stand up for he believes is right and good. Eight different people, including John Quincy Adams, Thomas Benton, and Sam Houston, are illustrated in this book. Each of these people made outstanding political moves just defend one\'s beliefs. While some were scrutinized, others amazed the
If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber the
If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber the
rip If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber then this is the book for you. It has a great mix of suspense, action and drama. Its about a young man named Rudy Baylor who had aspirations of breezing through law school, graduating, and having a rich and prosperous future waiting for him. But after graduating the company that had hired him as a student was forced into a merger and the new owners don’t want to have anything to do with him. It looks as if the whole world is crashing down on him
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. America would call this a victory. History would call it D-Day. But for Captain Miller and his squad of young soldiers, the day after the landing on Omaha Beach would change all of there lives. They would get a special order from Washington ordering them to go on a personnel mission to save one life. One soldier lost three of his brother
Schindlers List
Schindlers List
Schindlers List Schindler\'s List Thomas Keneally\'s Schindler\'s List is the historical account of Oskar Schindler and his heroic actions in the midst of the horrors of World War II Poland. Schindler\'s List recounts the life of Oskar Schindler, and how he comes to Poland in search of material wealth but leaves having saved the lives of over 1100 Jews who would most certainly have perished. The novel focuses on how Schindler comes to the realization that concentration and forced labor camps are
Secrets unrevealed
Secrets unrevealed
secrets unrevealed The first study of clandestine operations was initiated 1988 in hopes of learning about the relationship between the President and the intelligence committees of Congress. Stephan F. Knott, an Assistance Professor of Political Science at the Untied States Air Force Academy, picked up this study of clandestine operations. In Knott\'s recently published book (1996) Secret and Sanctioned, he unveils the reality that not only were clandestine operations in the Cold War recently, b
Sensational 1984
Sensational 1984
Sensational 1984 George Orwell’s View Of Totalitarianism Through The Novel 1984 James Hawkins 1 “Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwell’s 1984.” George Orwell’s popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student
Something Wickid this way comes
Something Wickid this way comes
Something Wickid this way comes Alex Kaznica Monday, July 30, 2000 Before Reading Process of selecting this book I use processes that are most common among my peers to select my books. I usually have one of my parental units, usually my mom, to go out and look for books. This is the way it happens because up until now I had no mode of transportation. I have faith in my mother to make a good choice; she usually does, for she knows most of my likes and most of my dislikes. This is how it’s been fo
Sophies World
Sophies World
Sophies World Sophie’s World Jostein Gaarder “REMARKABLE… a whimsical and ingenious mystery novel that also happens to be the history of Philosophy.” ---The Washington Post Book World Jostein Gaarder made his Norwegian literary debut in 1986 with a collection of short stories, followed by two young adult novels. In 1990 he received the Norwegian Literary Critics’ Award and the Ministry of Cultural and Scientific affairs Literary Prize for his book The Solitaire Mystery. Mr. Gaarder taught high s
Sound And the fury
Sound And the fury
Sound And the fury THE SOUND AND THE FURY William Faulkner\'s background influenced him to write the unconventional novel The Sound and the Fury. One important influence on the story is that Faulkner grew up in the South. The Economist magazine states that the main source of his inspiration was the passionate history of the American South, centered for him in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. Similarly, Faulkner turns Oxford and its environs, my own little postag
South by southwest
South by southwest
south by southwest Sociology 105 1. Title : South by Southwest : The Mexican-American and His Heritage 2. Author : John Tebbel and Ramón E. Ruiz 3. Publisher : Zenith Books and Doubleday & Company Copyright 1969 4. Number of pages : 120 5. The setting of this story covers an immense number of years of conquering and colonization in the Southwest areas we now know as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. It begins in the early 15 and 1600’s, in a time when many important Spaniards,
Stranger From A Different Shore
Stranger From A Different Shore
Stranger From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this better country with hopes for more opportunities to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby
Symbolism in the Great Gatsby Cary L. Pannell Eng. 206 Mrs. Sanders 20 May 1997 Symbolism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one man\'s disenchantment with the American dream. In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. Gatsby\'s downfall was in the fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and
The American Experience In
The American Experience In
The American Experience In The American Experience In The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Mass Comm and Society Late November, 2000 “Kesey in la casa grande with the wind up and the sky cloudy, and the Gulp flapping, and the Rat plaster paneled with pages from out of Marvel comics, with whole scenes of Dr. Strange, Sub Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch--Superheroes, in short. All heads believe them to be drawn by meth freaks, because of the minute phosphorescent dedic
The American Experience In1
The American Experience In1
The American Experience In1 The American Experience In The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Mass Comm and Society Late November, 2000 “Kesey in la casa grande with the wind up and the sky cloudy, and the Gulp flapping, and the Rat plaster paneled with pages from out of Marvel comics, with whole scenes of Dr. Strange, Sub Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch--Superheroes, in short. All heads believe them to be drawn by meth freaks, because of the minute phosphorescent dedi
The Book Of Nod
The Book Of Nod
The Book Of Nod The Book Of NOD by Aristotal deLaurent Period 1 02/29/00 Darrell Mammega Chapter One: PreFace The preface to this book is very cool. I know that this book is totally fictional, and is in no way real, but the preface makes the book sound like it was written from ancient scrolls and manuscripts that were uncovered through his journies. The preface describes how he was able to get all of the material to write the book. It is incredibly detailed and extreamly vague at the same time i
The Catcher in the Rye2
The Catcher in the Rye2
The Catcher in the Rye2 The Catcher in the Rye is about a man named Holden Caulfield, who is narrating the story. Holden is in a psychiatric hospital in California, where at the given moment he was spending his time. He then had a flashback of when he was a young man at the age of sixteen. The story starts off at Pencey Prep, Holden\'s present school at which he was flunking out of. Holden had only a few more days before his expulsion from Pencey, so he had been paying his final dues to his admi
The Catcher in the Rye3
The Catcher in the Rye3
The Catcher in the Rye3 The Catcher in the Rye “I swear to God I’m crazy. I admit it.” It is very easy to automatically assume that Holden Caulfield is crazy. It’s even a logical assumption since Caulfield himself admits to being crazy twice throughout the course of the book. However, calling Holden Caulfield crazy is almost the same as calling the majority of the human race crazy also. Holden Caulfield is just an adolescent trying to prevent himself from turning into what he despises the most,
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx Also words By Friedrich Engles and A JP Taylor Volumes and volumes could be written about communism, but in fact, the actual Communist Manifesto is a mere forty pages. Karl Marx, the principal former of communism as we know it now, later wrote many books fulfilling the outline or skeleton of communism, which is the Communist Manifesto. Communism cannot be summed up in one sentence, but it can be summed up in ten main ideas, sort of lik
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test
The Electic Kool Aid Acid Test 1) Title of Book: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 2) Author: Tom Wolfe 3) The grounds on which Thomas Wolfe created this documentation of the Merry Pranksters is that he attempts to re-create both the mental and physical atmosphere of their adventure and exploration across America. 4) Specific evidence in supporting the aforementioned thesis can be found in the “Author’s Note” section of the book but also in the writing style used to develop this masterpiece. Writi
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire at its peak governed over most of the Eastern world. After the death of Julius Caesar, who had destroyed the Roman Republic, an empire was the easiest was to keep the state going (Kagan-1998-pg. 92). An empire is rule by an emperor, whose range of power is virtually unlimited (Grant-1990-pg.164). Because of the Emperor’s supreme power, careful selection of these persons is necessary. Changes in the Emperor selection process lead to a selection of lea
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Characters in books can reveal the author feeling toward the world. In TheGreat Gatsby Fitzgerald suggested the moral decline of the period inAmerica history through the interpersonal relationships among hischaracters. The book indicates the worthlessness of materialism, thefutile quest of Myrtle and Gatsby, and how America\'s moral values haddiminished. Despite his newly acquired fortune, Gatsby\'s monitory meanscould not afford his only true wish, therefore he cannot buy every
The Great Gatsby7
The Great Gatsby7
The Great Gatsby7 A Critical Review: The Great Gatsby By: Sarah Nealis The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a universal and timeless literary masterpiece. Fitzgerald writes the novel during his time, about his time, and showing the bitter deterioration of his time. A combination of the 1920s high society lifestyle and the desperate attempts to reach its illusionary goals through wealth and power creates the essence behind The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator, moves to a quaint nei
The Jungle2
The Jungle2
The Jungle2 In the Book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair the extreme horrors of the meat packing industry in the 1900’s were exposed to all. He vividly displayed the hardships that new immigrants had faced upon their arrival to this great nation. Also I found that this book was a huge promoter of socialism, and it was believed that this method of economy would be the end of poverty in America. The book goes through the life a Lithuanian family that just moved to America in pursuit of wealth and pros
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 KKK
The KKK
The KKK The Ku Klux Klan, or KKK as known today, was started in the spring of 1866. Six Confederate veterans formed a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee. This KKK only lasted a short six years, but left tactics and rituals that later started in generations. (Ingalls, 9) The Klan was a small group very much in secrecy at first. The exact date of the beginning is unknown. Despite all of the secrecy the six KKK members initiated new members to join their social club. (Ingalls, 9) A year after the cr