The Crucible What creative ways we humans invent for persecuting each other. Isn’t it amazing that despite all our scientific and humanitarian advances we, as a race, still feel the need to persecute each other? The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts during the famous witch hunt held there in the late seventeenth century, but it was written in the United States during the famous witch hunt held there in the 1950s. Isn’t it simply astounding how similar these events are? They are incomprehen
The Crucible The Crucible by Arthur Miller Thesis Statement: The purpose is to educate and display to the reader the hysteria and injustice that can come from a group of people that thinks it\'s doing the "right" thing for society in relation to The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I. Introduction: The play is based on the real life witch hunts that occurred in the late 1600\'s in Salem, Massachusetts. It shows the people\'s fear of what they felt was the Devil\'s work and shows how a small group of p
The Death of Woman Wang , The Classic Slum comparision The Death of Woman Wang The book, The Death of Woman Wang is set in a corner of northeast China during the seventeenth century, in a country called T\'an-ch\'eng. This book focuses on average people of China community. The farmers, their wives, and other non educated people. The book was first published in America in 1978 by Jonathan D. Spence, who also wrote Emperor of China. This book was compiled from three sources. The first is the Local
5 Court Cases I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the absence of a compact between the Tribe and the State regarding the regulation of class III gaming. The State also alleged that the Tribe planned to construct a new facility on its
The Death Penalty The Death Punishment Life is a precious gift from God. Even when a person has no material possessions, life is still possessed. In light of these observations it is logical to assume that murder, the taking of another\'s life, is the most heinous of crimes. Undeniably, penalties imposed upon criminals should match the crimes committed. Therefore, the worst crime possible, murder, should receive the worst penalty possible, death. One argument against the death penalty is the Bib
The Defining of a Nation The Defining of a Nation “My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning to my country. One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that populate it
The Deluge Exhausted, Kendra leaned back against the tree. The quiet of the night surrounded her, and in the distance she could see a small orange glow here and there of fires set by those who had been forced to leave their homes and set up camp in this park. She closed her eyes, rested her arms on her knees, and put her head down on her arms, cushioned by the sweatshirt she wore. The sweatshirt smelled of fresh air and smoke. She pulled the sleeves down over her cold hands. She sat like that fo
How The Internet Got Started Some thirty years ago , the Rand corporation , America\'s formost cold war think tank, faced a strange straegic problem. How could the US authrieties succesfully communicate after a nuclear war? Postnuclear America would need a comand-and-control network, linked from city to city , state to state, base to base . But no matter how throughly that network was armored or protected , its switches and wiring would always be vulnerable to the impact of atomic bombs. A nucle
The Diary of Dussel Dussel Thursday, 12 November, 1942 Dear Journal, Blasted fools!!! They want me to go into hiding with them without closing up my business first! I\'m not one to leave loose ends!! Give me time people! I wish I didn\'t even have to leave. Why didn\'t I go with my wife and son? We probably could have managed it somehow? Now I\'m forced to hide like a frightened child! Why, If I had an army, no one would know the name "Hitler." While I was walking today I thought I was being fol
THE DRIVE Driving through the dessert can be wearisome, fatiguing and all the things that you dread in a long drive. Not this trip, it was the new beginning, I was on my way to find myself. I had 14 hours to contemplate the reasons I was doing this. My friends said I was nuts, family said I was stupid. Let’s see, nuts and stupid, um, O.K. I guess everyone has their own opinion. Its not really what I wanted to hear, but I could see their point. Yuma, Arizona, my hometown, lived there for 10 years
Republiacns! Unfavorable Acts Caused The Rise of The KKK The years after the civil war were frustrating times for the Americans. New laws and rules were posted for which to abide by and due to the outcome of the civil war, the people from the south had now to accept the new slavery laws issued by the political parties and congress. This created turmoil amongst both northerners, who mostly were against slavery, and southerners. This was also true for both political parties that consisted of the R
The Effect of Realism on Leo Tolstoy shown in The Death of Iv The Influence of Realism in Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich The novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, shows the influence of Realism on its author. Leo Tolstoy. The illusion of reality, the main theme of the novella, is an aspect of Realism that Tolstoy effectively used in this novella. Other attitudes of Realism that were used by Tolstoy were the plainness of the characters, a plot that consisted of incidents of everyday life, along
The Effects of Catch 22 .Justin Suissa November 05,1996 The Effects of Catch 22 In literature sometimes a character can be helped or hindered by the economic, social, or political conditions of the day. In the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, the character Doc Daneeka illustrates this idea perfectly because the conditions surrounding him greatly hindered him. Catch 22 takes place during WWII on an island named Pianosa that is close to Italy. Doc Daneeka is adversely affected by the war in the en
The Effects of Sin in The Scarlet Letter Sin is the main theme in the Scarlet Letter. All of the characters in the book were somehow affected by the main sin, which was adultery. The three main characters were the most widely affected, and their whole lives were molded by the way they dealt with the sin. The sin surrounds, encloses, and strangles them. There was no escaping from its harsh consequences. Hester Prynne\'s sin was as an adulteress, and the result of this was that she had to wear the
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human un
The ethics of Euthanasia Euthanasia, also mercy killing, practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering. The term is sometimes used generally to refer to an easy or painless death. Voluntary euthanasia involves a request by the dying patient or that person\'s legal representative. Passive or negative euthanasia involves not doing something to prevent death—that is, allowing someone to die; active or positive euthanasia involves taking
The Fate of The Blind "There\'s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will." These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare\'s later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: "Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport". In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardles
The Gateway to The Soul I MADE A MISTAKE: THIS WAS AN "A" BUT IT IS FROM GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS MY FLOPPY FOR THE OTHER DIED!!! SORRY Metaphors that Justify War by Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President’s disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don’t
The Giver The Giver a Critique by: The purpose of this book was to show us a possible version of a "Utopia". It was a fantasy oriented book, that was suppose to make you think about the possibilities for the future. The setting is a supposedly perfect society where everyone is taken care of and no one is different. The author Lois Lowry does a fine job portraying this supposedly "ideal" society. This book began with a description of sameness and release the two general principles the society fun
Stephen Bantu Biko Stephen Biko is known internationally as the founder of the South African Students\' Organization (SASO), and a leading force in the South Africa Black Consciousness movement. He fought against the separation between black and whites, called apartheid (the Afrikaans term for separateness). His childhood experiences and character, lead him to became a powerful leader. Steve Biko was born on December 18, 1946, in King William\'s Town, South Africa. He father was a clerk and his
The Grant Years Ulysses S. Grant was a heroic figure for many reasons. He was a great leader of the Union forces during the Civil War. He won many battles and held the Union together. His presidential years also had positive outcomes of the future of the United States. Grant’s life was a long and interesting one. He was born at Point Pleasant, OH on April 27, 1822 (World Book CD-ROM, 1995). He was the son of Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant (World Book CD-ROM, 1995). After he got out of school he
The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that the
The Hitch Hiker\'s Guide To The Galaxy “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”, by Douglas Noel Adams Douglas Noel Adams has successfully tried to show us another aspect of our daily-life routine. By using many cynical elements, he creates extremely funny situations which represent much deeper aspects. The destruction of Earth in order to create Inner-Galactic Highways as the definition of Earth in the universe encyclopedia both represent the smallness of human-beings, contrary to their original
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement Segregation was an attempt by white Southerners to separate the races in every sphere of life and to achieve supremacy over blacks. Segregation was often called the Jim Crow system, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During Reconstruction, which followed the Civil War (186
The Ideal American The Ideal American : America is interesting. It captures the imagination and attention of the world but almost all of the attention it receives is negative. A gas guzzling, beer drinking, loud, and highly violent culture are some of the more common attributes dumped on America. It’s the mass murders, militia standoffs, and government scandals that make the foreign press headlines. Asia feels were lazy and bloated with sucess. France thinks were un-cultured, and most of the thi
The Internet The big essay is due day after tomorrow, and you haven\'t even began to gather information on your topic. Your family didn\'t bother to buy a set of encyclopedias, and there is no way to get to a library before the essay is due. There is no hope of getting a passing grade, right? But wait, you have a computer, a modem, and the internet! You are saved! All you have to do is log on the internet, type in a keyword about your topic, and search. Instantly, you can get tons of information
How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation\'s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B. Zuckerman
The Invisible Man In the novel, The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, written in 1952, a young black man\'s struggle to find an identity in a harsh and very manipulative society is exemplified. The narrator\'s experience and struggles are often expressed through the memory of his grandfather\'s words, the people he has come in contact with, and the places ha has been. During the course of his life, he has learned many valuable lessons, both about society and himself. This is demonstrated by eleme
The Ironies of 1984 THE IRONIES OF 1984   The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of irony throughout it. The two major types of irony: verbal irony and situation irony, are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the following essay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each from the book.   The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says or does something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of the first example of this iron
The Jungle The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a dreary story that depicts the life of a working man in the early twentieth century. The book shows the horrid working conditions placed about the Chicago factory workers and the horrors of the standard of living. The book follows behind an immigrant from Russia who hopes to strike it rich in America. Sinclair consistently throws problems at the man who runs from one scenario to the next. The title of the book comes from an old saying, "it\'s a jungle
The Lake Brave New World As man has progressed through the ages, there has been, essentially, one purpose. That purpose is to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But when confronted with Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World, we come to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human soul really craves. In fact, Utopian societies are much worse than those of today. In a utopian society, th
The Missed Fly Ball The Missed Fly Ball Final Draft It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good
The need for Government Intervention in Education Reform The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform by ____________ Political Science 2301 Federal and State Government OVERVIEW For centuries, generations of families have congregated in the same community or in the same general region of the country. Children grew up expecting to earn a living much like their fathers and mothers or other adults in their community. Any advanced skills they required beyond the three R\'s (Readi
THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS Survey of American Literature November 13, 1996 THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS The 18th century Americans turned their backs on the old ideas of the Puritans. The Puritans believed in the population acting within the religious ways of the times. The 18th century population turned their lifestyles to a lifestyle of self interest. This lifestyle was dedicated to the goal of obtaining wealth and prestige among the community. DeCrevecouer writes: He is arrived on a new continent
The Opressed The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by E
What Wrongs Have White Administrators Done to Aborginal people In The Past? Have all wrong Been Righted? Even though Hardy wrote his book in 1968, he gives a good definition of how the Aborigines were treated in that time. A very bias \'opinion\' based difinition of the treatment of Aborigines: "To this day the Aborigine is treated as less than a man, his situation isapalling. His destiny and very identity is decided by his white superiors. He can live only on terms dictated by the people, who d
The Pelican Brief THE PELICAN BRIEF by John Grisham I. Biographical Insights John Grisham was born on February 8 1995 in the town of Jonesboro, Arkansas. His father was an emigrant construction worker so the family moved a lot. In 1967 they came to Southhaven, a little town outside Memphis. John got an undergraduate degree in accounting at the Mississippi State University and after that he went to Lawschool at OLE Miss and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1981. After his graduatio
The Peregrine Falcon The peregrine falcon belongs to a group of birds called the Falconiformes. This group includes vultures, kites, hawks, eagles, and falcons. Other than vultures, all of these birds hunt and kill other animals for food. Falconiformes are equipped with hooked beaks and strong talons, making them excellent predators. All Falconiformes are daytime hunters. The peregrine falcon is the best-known of the fifty-eight birds in the falcon family. The word Peregrine comes from a word th
THE PORTRAYAL OF POLITICS IN SOUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists, as seen with Gabriel Marquez’s "100 years of solitude" and Isabelle Allende’s "The house of the spirits", is the traditional and long lasting conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies considerably depending on t
Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (LSD) LSD or lysergic acid diethlamide is a commonly used drug of teens. LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which effects the nervous system. The drug is ingested in many different ways, absorbed through the skin, taken orally or absorbed through the eye or ear. This drug was originally developed by the government of the United States as a treatment for psychological conditions such as alcoholism and drug addiction. In Canada, where experimentation is not heavily restricted,
THE PUBLICS RIGHT TO KNOW The Constitutional responsibility of the press is to inform the public. The First Amendment comes into direct conflict with the rights and responsibilities of media coverage. There is a fine line between personal privacy and the publics right to know. The constitution overrides the option of privacy beside the amendment of freedom of speech or freedom of the press. Freedom of the press is to be guarded as an inalienable right of the people in a free society. Freedom of
The Right to Bear Arms Article: "Bible offers remedy for nation’s reaping what it has sowed", Rev. Jim Williams. Orlando Sentinel Tribune, Section: Osceola Sentinel, page 5; August 24, 1996 Researching the issue of the right to bear arms was somewhat difficult at first because I really did not know what to focus on. I did find this article, though, and it really interested me because of the different perspective it took on the issue. The article starts off with a quote from the Bible, so the rea
The Significance of Reason The significance of reason is discussed both in John Locke’s, The Second Treatise of Civil Government, and in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s, Emile. However, the definitions that both authors give to the word “reason” vary significantly. I will now attempt to compare the different meanings that each man considered to be the accurate definition of reason. John Locke believed that the state “all men are naturally in ... is a state of perfect freedom” (122), a state in which the
The threat of accidental nuclear war The threat of nuclear war puts enough stress on people that an accidental nuclear war could be the result. With more and more of the superpowers defences being controlled by complex computers, the chance of a malfunction increases as well. Add this to normal human error and governmental mistakes and you have a recipe for disaster. For this paper I will be describing examples and systems of the United States, as Canada has no nuclear weapons, and the USA\'s in
The Threat of Nuclear Weapons Ever since the first nuclear weapon was built in 1945, nuclear war has been a threat. The two major nuclear powers in the world today are the Soviet Union and the United States. If a war ever broke out between the two, which involved the use of nuclear weapons, the whole world would suffer from the effects. In this report I am going to prove that nuclear weapons are a threat to all of us. A nuclear weapon is any device that causes an explosion by the release of the
The Use of The Second Amendment In The Home Michael Lanni English 1 The Use of The Second Amendment In The Home The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no constraints, there are now laws that limit certain aspects of gun ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of firearms should be banned, these arguments are outwe
The Black Market The Black Market is defined as people who engage in illicit trade. Smuggling of Nuclear weapons plays a role in this. The Russians, U.S., and other countries are involved. Russia has been one the move since the Cold War ended. The Russians position threat to many lives with nuclear sales. Many Russian affiliations and events are to blame including Russian Mafia, military intelligence, Trading Air, collapse in economy, and disgruntled Nuclear employees. Russian Crime organization
The Corruptive Nature Of Society As Shown In Golding\'s Lord Of The Flies In Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents pessimistic view of society. He uses the story of a group of boys stranded on a deserted island to examine a multitude of specific social issues, such as leadership, sadism, and the role of intellectuals in society. Taken together, this presentation of opinions on social issues brings the reader to the question of the nature of society. As to this question, Golding asserts tha
The Ereod Essay on The F.B.I. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- To uphold the law through the investigation of violations of federal criminal law; to protect the U.S. from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies; and to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the constitution
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, “politically connected” (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane