Book Reports

Golding\'s Reality fact or Fiction Golding\'s Reality Fiction or fact A recurring theme in William Golding\'s novel, Lord of the Flies , is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters, and their behavior and the events of the book, Lord of the Flies, to build and support his vision of reality. William Golding was born in Grea
In Cold Blood CAPOTE’S MOTIVES AND STYLES IN IN COLD BLOOD Many writers traditionally use their imagination to fabricate an interesting yet fictional story. Only their creativity and vision limit their writing. They can afford to neglect minor details because they do not base their stories on factual information. There existed a period when this was the only practiced style when writing a novel. However, Truman Capote pioneered the “nonfiction novel”, as he called it, when he undertook the writi
Invisible Man Invisible Man Introduction Invisible Man, written in 1952 by Ralph Ellison, documents a young black man\'s struggle to find identity in an inequitable and manipulative society. During the course of this struggle, he learns many valuable lessons, both about society and himself, through his experiences. Short Plot/Character Analysis/Themes The story begins with the narrator recounting his memories of his grandfather. The most remarkable, and eventually the most haunting, of these is
J D Salinger J.D.Salinger Your Name COURSE TEACHER DATE "I Think that J.D.Salinger is the most talented fiction writer in America."(Hyman, Edgar p.444) ""Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect.."(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes which describe Salinger\'s impact on typical modern day literature critic. Throughout his career he has turned the heads of many people and has been an inspirational writer for the generations with such books as "The Catc
John Stienbeck\'s Indubious Battle John Stienbeck\'s, In Dubious Battle is a relentlessly faced-paced, novel of social unrest and the story of a young man\'s struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control. Caught up in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its servic
Life And Works Of George Orwell In his short life, George Orwell managed to author several works which would inspire debate across the political spectrum for years to come due to his extreme views on Totalitarianism as exemplified in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell is now regarded as one of the finest essayists in Modern English literature because of his inspired common sense and a power of steady thought. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in Bengal on January 23, 1903. He lived with his
The SisterHood of the Traveling Pants Autumn 1. SisterHood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares Delacorte press New York, NY Copyright 2001 o Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the DC area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to sa
: Paradigm of a Myth: How Benjamin Franklin’s life of success and Mobility captivates America American Studies 400 Benjamin Franklin is different from the rest of the United States’ founding fathers. His differences is what made him so popular in his own time but more extraordinarily, has made him a popular cultural figure up to the present time. This is for several reasons. The first is that Franklin is seen as more approachable because he is identified with the common man. Indeed he is one of t
Chapter 41: “The Stormy Sixties” 1960 – 1968 I. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” Spirit 1. In 1960, young, energetic John F. Kennedy was elected to president of the United States—the youngest man ever elected to that office. 2. The 1960s would bring a sexual revolution, a civil rights revolutions, the emergence of a “youth culture,” a devastating war in Vietnam, and the beginnings of a feminist revolution. 3. JFK delivered a stirring inaugural address, and he also assembled a very young cabinet, includi
Russian Peasant Nineteenth-century moral opinion condemned serfdom. Russian government commissions wrestled over how to implement the tsar’s desire to emancipate the peasants. Finally, in February 1861, against much opposition from the nobility and the landlords, Alexander II promulgated the long statute ending serfdom. The actual emancipation statue proved to be a disappointment because freedom was not accompanied by land. They had to pay the landlords over a period of forty-nine years for allo
King Leahy To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism. Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman
The Spanish Armada of 1588 In 1588 the Armada set sail on what would become one of the biggest naval mistakes known throughout history. Philip II of Spain had intentions of reviving Catholicism and in doing so he believed that England must undergo reform along with other Protestant areas. The Armada was an integral piece in solving this puzzle for Philip. His intentions were to use the Armada as a shield for invading England. Alexander Parma was to take Philip’s army and unite with the Armada fo
History Of Pasta The beginning of pasta date back to times of yore. The first hint we have of pasta comes from the tools used for making and cooking pasta found in an Etruscan tomb. Shortly after the birth of Christ, a chef named Apicius mentions something which sounds a lot like lasagna in his book of recipes. Around the year 1000, we have the first documented recipe for pasta in the book De arte Coquinaria per vermicelli e macaroni siciliani , (The Art of Cooking Sicilian macaroni and Vermicel
To what extent were the changes in sanitation mainly responsible for Bristol’s improved healthiness between 1849 and 1870? In 1869 the Times reported that Bristol was one of the healthiest towns in the country. Yet just less than quarter of a century earlier that same newspaper made a very different claim. Bristol was seen as the third most unhealthy town in Britain. If we are to believe these reports it seems that a transformation had come about in a relatively short period of time. This study
Mexican-American Experience Arnoldo De Leon wanted to write a monograph that attempted to further the documentation of the Mexican-American experience in the early years of Texas. After long hours of research and advice from writers before him, he wrote, They Called them Greasers. This monograph tries to uncover the seeds of racism that sprang up before the Texas War for Independence and has lasted since then. De Leon tries to prove that Mexicans were never judged by their own merit, but instead
Poverty Poverty is a wide spread problem that is present everywhere in the world. The effect of it is quite the same everywhere. However, even though some countries have the resources to eliminate poverty, most do not choose to do so. For example, the U.S. ignores poverty at home, while spends 50 billion dollars to fight the war in Iraq as given in War Resistance League website ( The question of poverty was discussed in books by U. Sinclair, R. Cohen and
ACCOUNTING ASSIGNMENT Ryanair is a company that can be used as an example of the ultimate success. It is a company that operates in an extremely unfavourable economic environment and sill manages to accumulate huge amounts of money. Its net profit for 2003 was Euro 239.4 mil (an increase of 59% from previous year). Ryanair operates in a sector of the global economy adversely affected by such unfavourable occurrences as the war in Iraq, the outbreak of Sars in China, the foot and mouth disease i
Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking EXTENDED ESSAYAsian Philosophies of Critical Thinking: divergent or convergent to western establishments? MAY 2003 AbstractThe research question of this extended essay came across at a very early stage in my life. Having been born and developed from a family with all its members being University instructors and professors, I was often involved in arguments related to the lack of critical thinking in Asian cultures. As I got older, having had the chance to
Lamb To The Slaughter The Speckled Band St. Patrick\'s Comprehensive I am going to compare the following two short stories; Lamb To the Slaughter by Roald Dahl and The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I will investigate these stories separately before comparing them. The Speckled Band, written by the infamous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and involves his two most famous creations: Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (Watson is a Doctor of the medical sense) it is story of murder, although this is n
Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper MGT 350 March 10, 2004 Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper Managers are faced with many decisions to make during the hour, day, week, month, and year. There are various decision-making techniques and approaches that a manager can use to process and administer these decisions must be made. Once managers have a good foundation where the problem stems, the manager can see about the speed in which to respond to the pr
Allen Iverson 1 Allen Iverson, earning rights to be named one of the best NBA players of his time by winning numerous awards such as Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP, and All-Star Game MVP, has been turned away from the game of basketball and has become a self-obsessed, egotistical player who cares only about his public image in the public spotlight. His public image is one of a troubled child who escaped his troubled childhood through basketball and the NBA. Iverson’s image of a street kid who made
Marijuana Eng 111 Nov. 18 WA#5 Final Copy The use of marijuana among college students has been the subject of controversy for several decades. Marijuana use among young Americans peaked in 1979 with a 60.4% of high school seniors admitting to at least trying the drug. Today it is said that 60 million Americans have used marijuana at one point or another in their life. That is approximately 1/3 of the nations population (Internet). If so many people have used it or are using it, is it really bad?
Budget 2003 Everyone Benefited? Contents Page 1 - Front Cover Page 2 - Contents Page 3 - Introduction Page 4 - Background information Page 5 - Primary and secondary research Page 6 - Results from questionnaires Page 7 - Results from questionnaires - New Child Trust Fund Page 8 - Results from questionnaires - Smoke duty - up 8p per packet Page 9 - Results from questionnaires - Increase Winter fuel payments Page 10 - Results from questionnaires - Beer duty – up 1 p per pint Page 11 - Results from
Bus 105 Individual Project April 20, 2004 STEP 1 In reading the latest update of the Beige Book, I feel the information put out will likely raise the interest rates slightly. Our economy, although still week, seems to be improving. Industry and agriculture seem to be expanding. Growth in the some Districts are said to be moderate, while others are said to be accelerating. Consumer spending is stated to be strong or strengthening. The service industry has shown rising activity. Some of the Distri
Communication Coursework Contents Page 1 - Front Cover Page 2 - Contents Page 3 - Action Plan Page 4 - Action Plan (continued) Page 5 - Copy of letter to company’s Page 6 - Introduction Page 7 - Introduction (continued) Page 8 - Legal constraints and influences Page 9 - Objectives of business Page 10 - What is communication? Page 11 - Vertical communication and diagonal communication Page 12 - Examples of communication Different types of communication Page 13 - Examples of communication Page 14
The Bermuda Triangle Are the different stories of the Bermuda Triangle true? It is considered one of the biggest mysteries of our time, and nobody knows for sure if it is an actual phenomenon or just a made-up story. There are many different theories floating around the world trying to explain the unusual disappearances of planes and ships within the Bermuda Triangle. Could it be UFOs or a sea monster in the ocean? What if there were pockets of gas lodged deep in the ocean floor that caused ship
WWII Strategic Bombing This essay will argue the success of the Allied strategic bombing campaign in World War II. In doing so this essay will argue that the initial inability of the Allied bombers, due to technical problems and a failure to dominate Germanys airspace, to deliver a bombing attack with precision on an enemies vital war making industries resulted in an initial failure of the strategic bombing tactic. Furthermore this essay will analyse the complete failure of the British strategy
Financial Accounting Content Page Tasks Page No Stakeholders 4Internal and external stakeholders interested in the business 4Why should I keep records? 5-6The Importance of Keeping Accurate Accounts 5-6Reasons for keeping accurate records of your income and expenses 6Books Of Original Entry 7Purchases Day Book 7Sales Day Book 7Sales Returns Day Book 7Ledgers 8The sales ledger 8The Purchases Ledger 8General/Nominal Ledger 8Cash-Books 8The Trail Balance 8Trading, Profit And Loss Account 9Trading a
Bermuda Triangle: Underwater Mystery Engl. 1301.05 4 / 30 / 2K1 Writing Assignment #7 Strange events seem to be taking place in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the United States. There is an area formed by an imaginary line connecting Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, a significant number of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It has been popularly known as the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s Triangle, and Limbo of the Lost. The area has also been called the Hood
Long Distance Relationships Title page Abstract Introduction Literature Review There are many aspects that need to be considered when looking at romantic long-distance relationships. This type of relationship varies greatly from relationships in which the partners live near one another in a number of ways including communication, idealization, and relationship satisfaction. These ideas need to be addressed when discussing the transition, maintenance, and coping solutions of the relationship. The
THE IMPACT OF MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM ON MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS: A CASE STUDY OF FSB INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC, MAIDUGURI BRANCH, NIGERIA. (COURSE: FOUNDATION OF MARKETING) BUSN 342 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION JUNE, 2004 This work is a case study submitted to the student service of the AIU, after completion of the course titled “Foundation of Marketing” (BUSN 342) by the writer. TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page - - - - - - - - - 1 Table of Contents - - - - - - - 11 CHA
Globalization Human Development Kazakhstan and Pakistan Abstract Globalization provides opportunities for developing countries to progress economically and increase human development. This paper defines the difference between economic development and human development and shows that Pakistan is at the low end of human development, while Kazakhstan is at and average level, considered a middle income country. Human development goes beyond measures of GDP, literacy rates, and life expectancy. Fact
Great Expectations: the world of laws, crime and punishment The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his
Lord of the Flies Post-Reading Essay Contemporary Literature Lord of the Flies as Christian Allegory An allegory is a metaphorical story. It tells a tale, but beyond teaching a simple moral or entertaining, the entire story is also symbolic of a common struggle, a well-known piece of literature, a spiritual path, or an abstract concept. Lord of the Flies by William Golding fits into many of these allegorical categories, but the one I thought it fit best was an allegory of the earliest history an
Rainbow Six Contemporary Literature Book Report Tom Clancy’s Rainbow six is a gripping novel of terrorism, environmentalist views taken too far, and differing viewpoints of the meaning of life. I chose this book essentially unaware of the presence of these subjects, more because I had never enjoyed a Tom Clancy book to date and I figured this was the book with which to change that opinion. I ended up reading it because it was interesting, because it involved counter-terror scenarios (which are e
A Democratic Shout for the Chaos of American Literature Einstein once said that the only physical theory that will never be overtaken is the thermodynamic principle that the entropy of the universe is always increasing. In other words, our universe is constantly moving toward a state of increased disorder and chaos. If our post modern culture has any correlation to the physical world, I am inclined to agree. The basis of post modern literature is the theme of infinite regress, which echoes the l
Motivation MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES I believe that every person is motivated about something; the challenge is to find out how to create a work environment that enables people to express that motivation at work. So how do you motivate employees? The answer to this question seems like is would be simple but it is actually quite complex. In order for employees to become and remain self-motivated, they need to have a reason. In fact, the word motivation means having a motive or reason. In my research I
Plato\'s Philosophy of Sex Plato was the first feminist. Only, he was concerned not with women\'s rights, as modern feminists are, but with their usefulness. Like a modern planner, he felt it was a waste of woman-power to seclude women in their homes, when they could be performing useful tasks in the factory or the office. Women should be used, just as men were, for the benefit of the community. There were no fundamental differences between the sexes which unfitted women from useful toil. Admitt
The Influence of the Media News is essential to everyone. It is the media that connects us to the society. The philosophy that arises from this is that fact that we are all socially conditioned to be a certain way through the media. Through the news, we have a window to the world that allows us to see what is happening in other places aside from our own. One can know what happened around the world. Also, news is a convenient tool to our daily lives. If you want to know the weather, the accidents
Essay Politics 1A Essay Question Is it of any consequence that Non Departmental Bodies (‘Quango’s) lack democratic accountability? In order to understand the accountability of Quangos we must first understand what they truly are and then from their definition we can progress to examine whether or not they can be and should be held accountable by the people whose money they spend, the taxpayer themselves. “The world of the Quango is inhabited by organisations referred to by political scientists a
Fascism Compared to Communism Analyze the similarities and the differences between single party rule in Hitler\'s Germany and Stalin\'s Russia between 1933 and 1945. Answers should consider: methods of dealing with opposition, control of media and education, control of the economy, and war time planning. --- Why is it that Germany\'s fascism lasted a relatively short time compared to Russia\'s communism? The regimes established under Hitler and Stalin were incredibly similar with respect to the
Mental Health Introduction Definition of Problem Description of Preliminary Data Gathering, Collection, or Resource The Research Design Data Analysis and Interpretation Conclusion Slide 1 The mental health and substance abuse fields have had a growing awareness of the prevalence of co-occurring disorders and the challenges presented by this population. The lack of success within traditional treatment settings for individuals with co-occurring disorders is well documented. Estimates suggest that
Computer—Its Effect on Children’s Learning and Development Psychology 2 Dec 1st, 2001 The role of computers’ effect on childhood education has been a widely controversial topic for decades, and both parents and educators have concerns about the potential benefits or harms to young children. Critics argue that introducing technologies in schools will only waste time, money and childhood development itself by speeding up the pace and cutting down on essential learning experiences that children mus
Language Acquisition Language Acquisition Language acquisition is the process of learning a native or a second language. Although how children learn to speak is not perfectly understood, most explanations involve both the observation that children copy what they hear and the inference that human beings have a natural aptitude for understanding grammar. Children usually learn the sounds and vocabulary of their native language through imitation, and grammar is seldom taught to them; that they rapi
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad\'s future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and vis
Luke The author of Luke wrote for a community which also awaited the arrival of God\'s Kingdom, but which was concerned about its life in another Kingdom.Tradition holds that the author of the gospel of Luke was a physician and a traveling companion of the apostle Paul. History offers no evidence to substantiate these claims, but the work itself suggests that it was composed by someone who lived in one of the cities where Paul had established his early churches. The composition and language of t
Gambling Through the years, gambling has become America\'s pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations (in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these estab
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ