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Another To Kill a Mockingbird
Another To Kill a Mockingbird
Another To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many examples of racism. During this time in history racism was acceptable. Racism is a key theme in her book. Not only those who were black, but also those who affiliated with blacks, were considered inferior. Atticus, a lawyer, who defended blacks in court, was mocked. An example of this is when Mrs. Dubose said, “Your father’s [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” Mr. Dolphus Raymond w
ANTHEM
ANTHEM
ANTHEM In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the future dark ages. Anthem takes place in city of a technologically backwards totalitarian society, where mankind is born in the home of the infants and dies in the home of the useless. Just imagine, being born in to a life of slavery having no freedom, no way self expression, no ego. The city represented slavery. When in the city, Equality had been guilty of many transgressions. He was not like his brothers, he was different he was smarter, he
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The debate over who is the tragic hero in Antigone continue on to this day. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a strong one. There are many critics who believe, however, that Creon, the Ruler of Thebes, is the true protagonist. I have made my own judgments also, based on what I have researched of this work by Sophocles. Antigone is widely thought of as the tragic hero of the play bearing her name. She would seem to fit the part in light of the fact that she dies in doing what is ri
Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Arrowsmith is a classic American novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis wrote this book in the early 1900’s as a current outlook on the world of science in that time. The main theme it focuses on is commercialism and its effect on science. During this time period there were many advances in the field of medicine; everyone was racing to find the cure to deadly diseases and then patent it and profit off it. Helping humanity was more of a business than a service to the human race as doct
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi where he became a high school drop out and was forced to work with grandfather at a bank. In 1925 Faulkner moved to New Orleans and worked as a journalist, here he met the American Sherwood Andersen, a famous short-story writer. Anderson convinced Faulkner that writing about the people and places he could identify with would improve his career as a writer. After a trip to Europe, Faulkner began to write of the fictitious Yoknapa
Asher Lev
Asher Lev
Asher Lev I Comes Before “U” in the Alphabet and in Happiness Throughout life, one faces many responsibilities that could be taken upon; furthermore, sometimes one responsibility conflicts with another, causing a person to struggle to find which responsibility is more important in his life. In addition, for one to live his life in a manner that would make others content would be foolish, because this person would feel unsatisfied with his accomplishments and no one else would be completely pleas
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch represents the rational man in a world of highly emotional people. Atticus is a stable and mature figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He can handle the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Negro population. He is one of the few people of the town who understands the individual worth of a person regardless of the color of skin. He is able to defend Tom Robin
Augustine And Love
Augustine And Love
Augustine And Love April 14, 2000 Seminar 021 How does Augustine define love? Augustine states continuously that he was not yet in love, but was in love with love. This statement doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t believe that someone can be in love with something, if he or she doesn’t understand what love is. “I was not yet in love, but I was in love with love, and from the very depth of my need hated myself for not more keenly feeling the need.” (pg. 35) How can Augustine hate himself if he doe
Baseball History
Baseball History
Baseball History Baseball is North America\'s oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like The Catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski\'s World Series winning home run in 1960. There are also the players who transcend the ages like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson. These players continue live on in the
Bean Trees
Bean Trees
Bean Trees Have you ever been put into I situation in which you can stay and never prosper or leave, with nothing but mere material possessions? This is the dilemma that is brought forth to Marietta (Taylor) in the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. Marietta grew up in Pitman, a small rural town in Kentucky. A town in which families had kids just about as fast as they could fall down the well and drown needless to say not a town where many people would want to live. Marietta was one of
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A.
Beantrees In A.P.A. Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care
Beauty And The Beast
Beauty And The Beast
Beauty And The Beast Beauty and the Beauty in the Beast Once upon a time… The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beauty and ugly. There are many different variations and names to Beauty and the Beast. This famous fable has be
Beloved
Beloved
Beloved Toni Morrison\'s Beloved is set in rural Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1873. The novel is centered on a woman named Sethe, who is the mother of four children, and an escapee from slavery in a Kentucky plantation 18 years ago. She lives with her daughter, Denver in a shabby house at 124 Bluestone, that they share with the ghost of a dead baby, which haunts Sethe by reminding her of past tragedies. Paul D, Sethe\'s new lover and a former Kentucky slave man whom Sethe takes in, helps shed light in S
Beowulf- an Epic Hero
Beowulf- an Epic Hero
Beowulf- an Epic Hero The hero of an epic poem normally embodies the ideals of conduct that are most valued by the culture which the epic was composed. In the epic poem Beowulf Beowulf was the epic hero. He was an epic hero because of his virtues. Three of his virtues are true to his word, he made his father proud, and he was brave. Beowulf was true to his word by saying I alone and the help of my men, may purge all evil from this hall. (260-261) Then later on in the poem he The infamous killer
Big Two-Hearted River: Part II
Big Two-Hearted River: Part II
Big Two-Hearted River: Part II Sudden, Unexpected Interjection It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. At one point in his short story, Big Two-Hearted River: Part II , Hemingway\'s character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer. Sherwood Anderson does the same thing in the introduction to his work, Winesburg, Ohio. The first piece, called The Book of the Gro
Billy Budd
Billy Budd
Billy Budd Characters Billy Budd- He is a bright-eyed, twenty-one year old forewoman of the British Fleet. An orphan, he is tall, athletic, friendly, innocent, and helpful. He is a loyal friend, and a fierce fighter. All the officers like him except for Claggart. Claggart- The Master-at-Arms that is envious and jealous of Billy Budd. He is out to make Billy\'s life miserable and is the cause of Billy Budd\'s execution. Captain Vere- The Honorable Edward Fairfax Vere is a bachelor of about forty.
BLACK BOY
BLACK BOY
BLACK BOY In the book Black Boy, we see many black people in the south dealing with many hardships. One of the most prominent problems for blacks seemed to be the Jim Crow laws. These laws withheld blacks from society, breaking them apart from whites and making it very hard for them to live an even close to normal life. Black people couldn’t express their own ideas at all. They had to call all white men sirs and all white women ma’am . They couldn’t act the slightest bit superior to whites. It w
Black boy vs
Black boy vs
black boy vs Black Boy is an autobiography of Richard Wright’s early life in the south before he reached Chicago. The Catcher in the Rye is a fictional book who’s main character, Holden Caulfield, finds maturity on a trip home. The main characters in Black Boy, by Richard Wright, and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, share similar and different qualities. Richard Wright and Holden Caulfield have many similarities. They both have a passion for reading. Richard reads anything he can get hi
Black Rain
Black Rain
Black Rain BLACK RAIN by Masuji Ibuse The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out what
Bless Me Ultima Book Report
Bless Me Ultima Book Report
Bless Me Ultima Book Report Book Report: Bless Me, Ultima Title of Work: Bless Me Ultima Author Date Written: Rudolfo Anaya 1972 Country of Author: New Mexico, USA Characters: Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family. She is Tony’s mentor and helps him to find the right path for his life. Antonio Marez- A young boy who is torn between his parents: a Marez and a Luna. But with the help of Ultima, he discovers his own destiny. He thirsts for knowledge:
Blind And Invisible
Blind And Invisible
Blind And Invisible Invisible Man After reading this book I wondered what it would be like to be blind then gain sight, but realize you cannot see yourself because you are invisible. It seems like a cruel joke that once you can see you realize that you still cannot see who you are. Even though this seems like a very depressing event Ellison makes it seem like a positive thing. While, at the end of the story, the narrator still does not know his place in the world he seems to be glad that he is n
Blood and Belonging
Blood and Belonging
Blood and Belonging This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff\'s methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms the six journeys. On these journeys he encounters different cultures, as he travels to six different coinciding areas of the world. He examin
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye
Bluest Eye Toni Morisson\'s novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930s. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel\'s focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much too dark, and the da
The book of Kells
The book of Kells
The book of Kells The Book of Kells: A Celtic Masterpiece In a time when the British Isles were bombarded by raids from the ferocious Vikings of the Scandinavian Peninsula, many works great works of art were destroyed. Often, beautiful works were buried underground for safety. However, many were never uncovered. One amazing work that managed to survive through these tumultuous times was The Book of Kells. This sacred book has a rich history in Ireland, which does not begin with the Viking raids,
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World - “Brave New World” - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like \'Brave New World\'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalist
Bread Givers
Bread Givers
Bread Givers Bread Givers shows the life of a Jewish family in modernizing America during the early 1900\'s, but it focuses in on a young girl who\'s father is a Rabbi that does nothing but teach the Holy Torah all day and does no work to earn money. During this time period it was hard on almost all Jewish families and this family was seeing this now, the inability of getting a decent job, and most of all, the need to find a suitable husband. All of the family works hard except for the father, h
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Breakfast At Tiffany\'s Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is about the thought that friendship can make a person take drastic measures in helping a friend. The setting is New York City. The point of view is first person limited. Seen through the eyes of the narrator, called “Fred” ( the main character ), who is a starting writer. I enjoyed the story because it was very interesting to learn and experience life in old New York. The story starts out, probably in the present time, when “Fred”,
Breath, eyes, and memory
Breath, eyes, and memory
Breath, eyes, and memory Breath, Eyes, Memory Class Discussion Question Thinking about our class discussions on Breath eyes memory I noticed that we covered a lot on the culture portrayed in the book and the injustices done. But I think that we neglected to look at certain parallels between our culture and the way that I think that it affects our lives to read and discuss a book of this nature. I think a good discussion question for our class would have to do something about how you directly com
Candide
Candide
Candide Candide, by Voltaire Voltaire\'s Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by jokes and witticism, and the story itself presents a distinctive outlook on life. The crucial contrast in the story deals with irrational ideas as taught to Candide about being optimistic, versus reality as viewed by the rest of the world. The main theme which is presented throughout the novel is optimism. Out of every unfor
Candide by Voltaire
Candide by Voltaire
Candide by Voltaire My book report is on Candide by Voltaire and consists of 326 pages. Voltaire\'s Candide is the story of an innocent man\'s experiences in a mad and evil world, and his struggle to achieve happiness without having to work and taking the easy way out of all situations. Everyone has to work and eventually they will achieve happiness and joy but in Candide\'s case, after a long and difficult struggle in which Candide is forced to overcome misfortune to find happiness, he conclude
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales In the book Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, gives us a stunning tale about a rooster named Chaunticleer. Chaunticleer, who is the King of his domain in his farmland kingdom. Like a King, he quotes passages from intellectuals, dreams vivid dreams, has a libido that runs like a bat out of hell, and is described as a very elegant looking Rooster. He has every characteristic of a person belonging to the upper class. Chaucer\'s hidden meanings and ideas make us think that the sto
Captain Swing
Captain Swing
Captain Swing Hobsbawm, E. J. and Rude, George (1975) Captain Swing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 384 pp. Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers’ uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers’ rising of 1830 is negligible. Most of what is known by the general public comes from J. L. And Barbara Hammond’s The Village Laborer publi
Catch-22
Catch-22
Catch-22 Catch-What?? Catch-22 is one of the most poorly constructed, and distasteful books I’ve ever read. It’s order of events, or lack of order, becomes clear after the very first chapter. In fact “It doesn’t even seem to have been written; instead it gives the impression of having been shouted onto paper” (Stern 50). By the middle of the book it seems every character in the book has lost any sense of morality they may have seemed to have. The novel “gasps for want of craft and sensibility” (
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye The book Catcher in the Rye tells of Holden Caulfield\'s insight about life and the world around him. Holden shares many of his opinions about people and leads the reader on a 5 day visit into his mind. Holden, throughout the book, made other people feel inferior to his own. I can relate to this because although I do not view people inferior to myself, I do judge others unequally. Holden and I both have similar judgements of people from the way they act and behave. We also sha
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye Catcher in the Rye Essay It is often hard for a person to comprehend another person’s point of view. Too often a bias prevents this person from really listening and understanding the argument another person is trying to make. The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is a classic and infamous novel. This novel’s infamy is due, in large part, to its protagonist’s use of slang and profanity throughout the book. The slang and the profanity are not without reason though
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, should long be remembered as an American classic. Although some may not consider it one of the most eloquently written stories of its time, it certainly captures the reader’s attention. Salinger is able to incorporate philosophical views throughout the story in terms of Holden’s ethical code; at the same time, he keeps the reader entranced with radical turns of events and Holden’s character. As far as ethics is concerned, Holden h
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote
Cervantes - Don Quixote Cervantes\' greatest work, Don Quixote, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its appearance it has amused readers or caused them to think, and its influence has extended in literature not only to works of secondary value but also to those which have universal importance. Don Quixote is a country gentleman, an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his reading of romances of chivalry, who rides forth to defend the oppressed and to right wrongs; so vividly
Chap.7 State Of The World
Chap.7 State Of The World
Chap.7 State Of The World Joe Crosariol 613-07-4881 12:30-Interdisciplinary 3/7/00 Critical Analysis on Chapter 7, State of the World 1999 Feeding Nine Billion While reading chapter 7 of State of the World I was very interested in the changing course because it made me think about the things that our world can do that can drastically benefit the future of our agricultural production and food prospect. We must be able to solve the two major food issues currently facing our world, which are malnut
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl
Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl Kino, a character from the story The Pearl, is a prime example of a developing character. From the start through to the end, he develops drastically. At the beginning, he was thought out to be a good loyal husband but as time went on he became a selfish, greedy person who would do anything for money. When the story began Kino seemed to be a good husband who wanted nothing more than to be able to support his family. After a scorpion had stung Coyotito, Ki
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
Coming of Age in Somoa
Coming of Age in Somoa
Coming of Age in Somoa Margaret Mead’s “Coming of Age in Samoa”, which was actually her doctoral dissertation, was compiled in a period of six months starting in 1925. Through it, people were given a look at a society not affected by the problems of 20th century industrial America. She illustrated a picture of a society where love was available for the asking and crime was dealt with by exchanging a few mats. This book helps one to realize the large role played by social environment. One of Mead
Commentary on Bartleby the scrivner
Commentary on Bartleby the scrivner
Commentary on Bartleby the scrivner The character of the narrator might be identified as a rather self-centered man who would rather \'prefer not to\' undergo a confrontation with any of his employees. This is evident in his decriptions of the employees and his so-called good intentions when he sets himself as a tolerant, conducive man. It is obvious that his intentions and actions are only for his own self interest and his wanting to be thought of as helping those who are not as fortunate as he
Comparison Of Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer
Comparison Of Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer
Comparison Of Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer Question 1: Compare and contrast the personalities of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are two friends with very different personalities, each bringing their own unique characteristics into this comical relationship. Tom and Huck are two adventurous souls but in very opposing ways. Huck’s idea of adventure is to escape from society, their beliefs and all of their conformities, but he does it in a way that is level-headed and
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies
Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies Macbeth is one of the protagonist in a Shakespeare play Macbeth .Jack is also a protagonist in the novel Lord of the Flies . The following essay will outline the differences and similarities of these two characters. There are five similarities between Jack and Macbeth. Firstly, they were both leader of some kind. Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan s army. Secondly, they
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet
Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Comparisons between the movie and play Hamlet Ben Evans Shakespeare\'s tragedy Hamlet was originally written as a play, but as time has passed it has been produced, on many different occasions, as a motion picture. The two forms share many similar scenes throughout the work. Three of these scenes are Hamlet\'s encounter with his father\'s ghost, Hamlet\'s killing of Polonius, and Hamlet\'s final battle with Laretes. The first major similarity between
COMPASSION FOR THE SOULS WHO INHABIT HELL
COMPASSION FOR THE SOULS WHO INHABIT HELL
COMPASSION FOR THE SOULS WHO INHABIT HELL Dante\'s Inferno is a 14th- century poem that seems calculated to cause the greatest possible pain to a 20th-century humanist, or to anyone who is attracted to Christianity because of its compassion and belief in the possibility of redemption. The God of the Inferno has precious little compassion and no forgiveness. He was the God who not only turned a blind eye to Belsen, but also exercised great ingenuity in constructing His own blood-chilling concen
Congo
Congo
Congo The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of 1979. The three main characters are: Dr. Karen Ross, supervisor of Earth Resources Technology Services (ERTS), Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who trained a gorilla named Amy to speak by th
Conrad is a Sexist
Conrad is a Sexist
Conrad is a Sexist In Joseph Conrad’s novelette Heart of Darkness, Marlow’s view of women embodies the typical 19th century view of women as the inferior sex. There are only three relatively minor female characters in Heart of Darkness: Marlow’s aunt, Kurtz’s mistress, and Kurtz’s Intended. Marlow mentions these female characters in order to give the literal aspect of his tale more substance. While they definitely play specific roles in the story, they do not relate with the primary theme of the
Copmparing Catcher In The Rye And Pygmalion And Th
Copmparing Catcher In The Rye And Pygmalion And Th
Copmparing Catcher In The Rye And Pygmalion And Their Themes Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Pygmalion and the Themes They Represent In J. D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, muses at one point on the possibility of escaping from the world of confusion and “phonies” while George Bernard Shaw’s main character of Pygmalion, Eliza Dolittle, struggles to become a phony. The possible reason for this is that they both come from opposite backgrounds. Holde
Creative Managment
Creative Managment
Creative Managment Creative Management gives creative ideas of how a manger should present himself and how to approach different situations. Creative Management written by Shiegru Kobanashi, focuses mainly on the importance of teamwork, and on group management. How can we transform our present methods of production, under which we become slaves to machines, and regulations for the temporary increase in productivity, into one in which we are the masters of our work? How can we establish a system,