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A Biography on Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame, once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30 years after his death. His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up public school and go to work to help earn money for his family. First, he
Personal Writing: After "Casino" I was outside the movie theater waiting for my usually late friend Ryan to meet me there. I noticed two guys and a girl in the parking lot drinking beer. They seemed pretty drunk but I thought nothing of it as they walked into the theater. Finally Ryan arrived and we decided to see "Casino" a story about the mob in Las Vegas. After the movie we walked out and sat on Ryan\'s car to have a cigarette while we imitated the gangsters from the movie. I noticed one of t
The Catcher in The Rye: Unreachable Dreams Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it becomes clear that Holden is indeed motivated
Compare and Contrast: Oedipus and Othello When comparing and contrasting the character\'s Oedipus and Othello by means of the different theatrical practices, one must take in account that there have been many interpretations, and productions of each of their respected plays. The differing presentations of each may lead someone to think differently about the play than another would. In comparing and contrasting the dramatic representation of the protagonists Oedipus and Othello, theatrical presen
Epic Theatres "Epic Theatre turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions...the spectator stands outside, studies." (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York:Hill & Yang, 1964. p37) The concept of “epic theatre” was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht\'s Marxist political beliefs. It was somewhat of a political platform for his ideologies. Epic theatre is the assimilati
Biography of Charles Dickens There is something about Charles Dickens\' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England\'s south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-cla
Existentialism in the Early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since Plato have held that the highest ethical go
A Biography of Charles Dickens There is something about Charles Dickens\' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England\'s south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-c
a book report on the novel \'In the Middle of the Night\' In the Middle of the Night By Robert Cormier (Harper Collins, 203 pages, $8.95) Reviewed by Ranwick Well, I picked up the book not really sure what it was about, and half way through I still wasn\'t sure but once I grasped hold of what was going on I couldn\'t put the book down. In the Middle of the Night is about an accident in a theater where a balcony collapses on a number of small children, and kills them, and a few are injured. The o
A Comparative Study of the Protagonists in One Flew Over the It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean t
Acronyms, Idioms, and Slang- the Evolution of the English Lan Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the English Language. Although the English language is only 1500 years old, it has evolved at an incredible rate: so much so, that, at first glance, the average person in America today would find most Shakespearean literature confusing without the aid of an Old-English dictionary or Cliff\'s Notes. Yet Shakespear lived just 300 years ago! Some are seeing this is a sign of the decline of the
All About Eve All About Eve English 30 Spring "97" In the film All About Eve, (directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and released in 1950), Eve Harrison (Anne Baxter) was a young woman with evil running through her veins. She wanted to be "somebody" and chose to get there through Margo Channing (Betty Davis) who was a famous stage star. Eve would do whatever it took to get where she wanted to be, including hurt the ones that trusted her and took her in as a "lost lamb". Though Eve was already evil wi
Alvin Ailey Every company has what is known as a “signature piece,” that is, a work which expresses something about the artistic direction and the spirit of the company. For the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater that piece is Revelations. Choreographed and set to traditional music, Revelations was first performed at the Ninety-second Street YM-YWHA New York, NY., January 31, 1960. The lead dancers were Joan Derby, Minnie Marhsall, Merle Derby, Dorene Richardson, Jay Fletcher, Nathaniel Horne, and Herman
Bluest Eye Personal Identity in Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930\'s and 2,500,00 in the 1940\'s. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housin
Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame, once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30 years after his death. His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up public school and go to work to help earn money for his family. First, he d
The Catcher in The Rye Many people find that their dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. As Holden tells his story, he recounts the events since leaving the Pencey School to his psychiatrist. At first, Holden sounds like a typical, misguided teenager, rebellious towards his parents, angry with his teachers, and flunking out of school. However, as his story progresses, it becomes clear that Holden is indeed motivated, just not academical
Catherine The Great Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia, (1762-1796) History 120, Section 4 Russell Smith Dr. Homer December 2, 1999 One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been overly misinterpre
Skateboarders Nationwide Restless; A Problem That Needs Attention? Skateboarding. A sport that only requires a board and four wheels. One needs only seventy to one hundred dollars to get one. It seems pretty simple, doesn\'t it? Well it\'s not, and for one important reason. On a typical day, a skateboarder usually gets up at about 10a.m., throws their board in the trunk of their car, puts a Bad Religion tape in the tape player, picks up several other skaters and sets off to find a good spot to a
Cliches “If you study balls to the wall from now on, you just might pass this class”- said my roommate when he saw me studying for the Financial Statement Analysis course, “Professor is a real ball breaker.” When I heard that phrase, I assumed he was referring to testicles, but in fact he wasn’t. Balls to the wall means to push to the limit, go all out, full speed. This is a very colorful phrase; one needs to be careful when using it. Although its real origin is very benign, most people assume i
Comparing Oedipus and Othello When comparing and contrasting the character\'s Oedipus and Othello by means of the different theatrical practices, one must take in account that there have been many interpretations, and productions of each of their respected plays. The differing presentations of each may lead someone to think differently about the play than another would. In comparing and contrasting the dramatic representation of the protagonists Oedipus and Othello, theatrical presentation, cost
Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recognized as an imitation of nature. Paintings and portraits were made to look as realistic and three-dimensional as possible, as if seen through a window. Artists were painting in the flamboyant fauvism style. French postimpressionist Paul Cézannes flattened still lives, and African sculptures gained in popularity in Western Europe when artists went looking for a new way of showing their ideas and expressing their views. In 1907 Pablo Picasso create
Cyrano de Bergerac Bill Beltran 021597 Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sen
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what is believed to be ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because he
Dialectic And Spectacle In The Harrowing Of Hell Roland Barthes\'s essay on The World of Wrestling draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes\'s critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of
Epic Theatre The Caucasian Chalk Circle “Epic Theatre turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions...the spectator stands outside, studies.” (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York:Hill & Yang, 1964. p37) The concept of “epic theatre” was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht’s Marxist political beliefs. It was somewhat of a political platform for his ideologies. Epic
Existentialism in the early 19th Century Existentialism in the early 19th Century Major Themes Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Moral Individualism Most philosophers since Pl
Fordham Essay #3 Discuss your goals for the next four years and comment on your post-college plans. “Next stop, 66th Street and Lincoln Center, ” bellowed the cracked voice of the conductor over the loudspeaker. Those words rang in my ear like the notes of a familiar melody. Stepping off the number three train, I was immediately immersed in the scents, sounds and faces of my past. All the wonderful memories of those four years came rushing back into my mind as if they had just occurred. I was fi
Foucault\'s Conception of Power          Both Michel Foucault and Truffaut\'s depiction of a disciplinary society are nearly identical. But Truffaut\'s interpretation sees more room for freedom within the disciplinary society. The difference stems from Foucault\'s belief that the social control in disciplinary pervades all elements of life and there is no escape from this type of control. Foucault\'s work deals mostly with "power" and his conception of it. Like Nietzsche, Foucault sees power not
Gambit Gambit As I sat down in front of my computer to begin writing this essay, the phone rang. It was my friend Chris, asking me if I wanted to go jet skiing with his family. I noticed that it was a beautiful day as I looked through the kitchen window. I pressed the phone tight against my ear as I contemplated weather a stress free day, an escape from the tedious Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, was worth 400 points. I thought to myself, "Not doing a 400 point assignment means an F for the
Gather Togeher in Maya\'s Name "A baby\'s love for his mother is probably the sweetest emotion we can savor." (Angelou) By consistently weaving the theme of motherhood into her literature, Maya Angelou creates both personal narratives and poems that the reader can relate to. Her exploration of this universal theme lends itself to a very large and diverse audience. Throughout Angelou\'s works, she allows her followers to witness her metamorphosis through different aspects of motherhood. Well-work
Get into College Personal Essay Life is like an enormous theatrical performance, each person having the leading role, ready to determine his/her destiny. For each event in your life, you can reflect upon a stimulus, a cause. Yet there are so many events, so many years, days, hours, seconds in one\'s life. Which is the one, that one moment in time which knowingly or unknowingly changed your life to lead you to be just that, you? For many, it is impossible to pinpoint that moment. Yet for others,
Godot And Repitition “Nothing to be done,” is one of the many phrases that is repeated again and again throughout Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. Godot is an existentialist play that reads like somewhat of a language poem. That is to say, Beckett is not interested in the reader interpreting his words, but simply listening to the words and viewing the actions of his perfectly mismatched characters. Beckett uses the standard Vaudevillian style to present a play that savors of the human conditi
Homer, Alaska Where the land ends and the sea begins By Jon Fraiman 034684507 Homer is the hub of the lower Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, an area incomparably rich in natural wonders and recreational possibilities. The Kenai Peninsula is an Alaska in miniature, a combination of mountain and meadow, coastline and island. The backbone of the peninsula is the Kenai Mountain Range, which separates the rolling hills and salmon streams from the Gulf of Alaska and cradles the 1,000 square mile Harding Ice
Human Flaws of Orgon in Tartuffee The play "Tartuffe", by Moliere, is a work that was created to show people a flaw in their human nature. There are two characters who portray the main flaw presented in the play. Both Madame Pernelle and Orgon are blinded to the farces of Tartuffe and must be coaxed into believing the truth. The fact that Orgon and Madame Pernelle are too weak to see the truth is the main driving force throughout the play. The most obvious weakness shared between Orgon and Madam
Judaism\'s Modernization In America The Jewish way of life has been affected in a tremendous way by the people of the United States of America. By the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, there were only 2500 Jews in America. For forty years beginning in 1840, 250,000 Jews (primarily from Germany, Hungary, and Bohemia) entered this country. Anti-Semitism and economic woes in Eastern Europe went from bad to worse after the pogroms of 1881-1882. Almost three million Eastern Euro
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD DRAMA 3020/CHILDERN’S THEATER SCRIPT # 4 - 5 ? NONETRADITIONAL THEATER SCRIPT LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD; ADAPTED FROM A TREASURY OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AGE GROUP 9 -12 year old adopted by zohra alex nevin Cast of Characters: Mother Wolf Little Red Riding Hood Grandmother Wood cutter (EARLY ONE MORNING, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD’S MOTHER BAKED SOME CAKES AND OTHER SWEETS IN HER KITCHEN AS LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD WATCHED. SHE BACKED SOME CAKES AND BUTTER IN A SMALL BASKET AND ASK
Walden Chapter 4 3/23/04 English 11 H Period 1 In this selection for Walden, Henry David Thoreau describes the silence and calmness of his isolated life at Walden Pond. He would often spend whole days simply sitting still and taking in the sights and sounds of nature and her beauty. “He had the advantage over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theater, that [his] life itself was become [his] amusement and never ceased to be novel” (90). In his isolation, Thor
Essay #4: Jorge Luis Borges English 1A In Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges attempts to skew the fundamental principles by which most people govern their lives. He constructs roughly allegorical worlds that reflect reality in their complexity and scope. By pulling the reader deeper into these labyrinths, Borges’ stories subtly and without mal-intent, demand a reexamination of the way we collectively relate to the world. Specifically, Borges questions the reliability of the past – something by which
Academy Spring Graduation Performance On Friday April 23, 2004 I watched the Ben Stevenson Academy Spring Graduation Performance. The performance was held at the Worthem Theater located in downtown Houston. The theater is huge. As expected I had a hard time finding parking witch caused me to be late. As I was walking into the theater I notice that I was somewhat underdressed. I wore khaki pants and a collard shirt and everyone else was wearing elegant formal wear. My seat was way up top in the b
“1955” Einstein- was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany, he died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Einstein contributed more than any other scientist to the modern vision of physical reality. His special and general theories of relativity are still regarded as the most satisfactory model of the large-scale universe that we have. James Dean- Born in Indiana in 1931, his portrayal of the red-coated rebel Jim Stark would strike a cord with American culture and propel
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is often said to be the greatest conqueror and best military leader to ever walk the face of the earth. He conquered many territories, creating one of the largest empires in history. He was a very kind and generous man, and he also had a good sense of humor. All of his troops respected and liked him, and almost all of his captured territories served him willingly, because he was kind to them, and protected them from any attacks. Alexander was not a pushove
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate\'s Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, hav
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Bertolt Brecht original name is EUGEN BERTHOLD FRIEDRICH BRECHT. He is German poet and playwright. In both text book and BUYIBT, he is also introduced as famous theater reformer. He departed the theater from the conventions of theatrical illusion and developed the drama as a social and ideological forum. As same as Morgan said “Adolf Hitler beat him to it”, in 1933 he went into exile. His books were burned in German. He went to Denmark and then Unit States. During that
History Men M edici, Lorenzo de: From Italy during the Renaissance. The Medici’s riches gained them political control in Florence. They established one of the first public libraries in Europe. The most notable and most generous patron of the Medici family was Lorenzo de Medici, called “Il Magnifico”. Italian Humanist Writers P etrarch, Francesco: (1304 – 1374) From Italy. Known as the “Father of Humanism”. He was the son of a Florentine merchant. As a youth, he followed his father’s wishes and e
Minorities in the United States Some may say that the United States of America is a white man’s country, and minorities had nothing to do with the development, and settlement of this nation. As well as some African Americans would debate that World War II was nothing but a white man’s war. I beg to differ in that opinion. In that war, African Americans proved that WWII was more than a white man’s battle; it was a way to demonstrate to the world that African Americans will no longer sit and obey
The Civil War For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union Army were a De Kalb regiment of German American clerks, the Garibakdi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a Polish Legion, and hundreds of Irish American youths form Boston and New York. But in Ohio and Washington, D.C., African American volunteers were turned away from recruiting stations and told, This is a white man\'s war. Some citi
Deterrence In order to grasp some understanding of a possible military conflict between United States, China and/or Democratic Republic of People of Korea (DRPK), it is important to distinguish the relative differences between United States’ deterrence on China and the DRPK as well as China’s and DRPK’s deterence on United States. In the articles titled China and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Implications for the United States, Chinas New “Old” Thinking: The Concept of Limited Deterrence, China:
Anthropology Anth 174 Candomble is a branch of Santeria, an Afro-Carribbean religion which evolved among African slaves from the Yoruba religion. Historically, when slaves were brought to the Caribbean they were forced to take on the religion of their masters; in the Caribbean and South America it was predominantly Roman Catholic. Yoruban decedents kept their religion alive in part by continuing to worship the African deities in the guise of Christian saints; from this tradition evolved Voodoo i
Vocabulario Español-Inglés – Vocabulary Spanish-English Spanish 5th Period Pre-Chapter: o la clase (de español) –Spanish class o el/la estudiante – student o el professor, la profesora – professor o el señor – Mr./sir o la señora – Mrs./ma’am o la señorita – Miss./ma’am o y – and o tú – you (casual) o usted – you (formal) o bien – well/good/fine o muy – very o no – no o sí- yes o adios – bye o así, así – so-so o buenas noches – good night o buenas tardes – good afternoon o buenos dias – good mor
Red Grooms- (1937-present) Red Grooms is a contemporary artist (current) including many works of pop art. He is an artist that works with many types of mediums including oils, acrylic, printmaking, films, and theater. He’s use almost every medium in his art. Red grooms was really born with the name Charles Rogers Grooms in Nashville, Tennessee. Charles was later nicknamed for his red hair and is most commonly known as Red Grooms. He started his career at a very early age. He had an exhibition in