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Lordoftheflies
Lordoftheflies Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion during his reign. Using the re-est...

Mafor Themes in Faulkner's Light in August
Mafor Themes in Faulkner\'s Light in August Major themes in Faulkners Light in August Light In August: A Study of 20th Century Man\'s Search for Self A Study of the Origins of Evil...a man\'s future is inherent in that man... -Faulkner in the University. p.139 Faulkner\'s Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, portraits, all of them uniquely important, many of them totally unrelated. In fact no 20th century wri...

Major Themes In Faulkners Light In August
Major Themes In Faulkners Light In August Light In August: A Study of 20th Century Man\'s Search for Self A Study of the Origins of Evil ...a man\'s future is inherent in that man... -Faulkner in the University. p.139 Faulkner\'s Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, portraits, all of them uniquely important, many of them totally unrelated. In fact no 20th century writer has even approached the sheer quantity of...

Miss Massey
Miss Massey Miss Massey By Peter G. Hansen, 3.W The text as I see it has two themes: Homosexuality and society today (in the nineties). The relationship between Jaz and Tony as depicted in the story clearly shows that a homosexual relationship in many ways resembles a heterosexual relationship. Jaz and Tony have their occasional disputes as would any other couple - everything is normal. Yet they face some problems other couples would not. For example, it seems that Jaz has no contact (at least n...

Moby Dick
Moby Dick English 12 JMZ Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The st...

Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The story begins with Ishmael b...

Moll Flanders
Moll Flanders Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These three themes play an important role in the development of the story of Moll Flanders. The first theme, greed, is shown in Molls acts of prostitution. Moll turns to thievery in many instances to support herself. She also allows her morals to disintegrate; a result of her greediness. Molls first act of pr...

My First Murder
My First Murder I committed my first murder at the age of twelve. I had killed before, but before there were always motives such as self defense and protection of property. On December 25, 1991, however, I killed for the carnal sake of killing. Taking this life did not feel wrong until the fraction of a second after it was too late. I remember vividly the pride I felt in my steady aim, the rifle-sights barely moving from the tiny target I had chosen, and then the crushing suffocation which repla...

My Room
My Room Every time I open the door to my room, waves of hot and musty scents of piss and sweat fill my nose. I have a contentious debate with myself whether or not to open my closet. I\'m afraid that the dead mice of sugar hungry ants will invade my subconsious and give me bad dreams. Debates over, closet lost. I guess I\'ll listen to some music. I walk to my stereo, put in Polvo, and listen to Bat Radar over and over again. Suddenly I have the urge to write, so I push the magazines, clothes, sm...

Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby In Nicholas Nickleby ,the play, Dickens dramatically portrays real life through his characters and the experiences they face. In the play the characters are very straight forward with their emotions and everything they do seems so extreme , but at the same time real. An example of this realism, in the play, is the character of Ralph Nickleby. He is a very conniving person who uses people and takes advantage of them whenever he gets the opportunity to do so. Pe...

Sex Discrimination
Sex Discrimination Despite Legislation for Equal Opportunities, sexism is still in evidence in the workplace. Sexism is a particular concern for society when considering it\'s effect in the workplace. Sexism has always been a particular problem in the labour market especially with the formation of capitalism. In the last half of the 20th century this has been especially highlighted due to the increase of woman entering the labour market. This aroused the need for a legislation for equal opportun...

ON THE LEFT SIDE
ON THE LEFT SIDE A When a rich man donated some money to St. Finbars, which is a catholic church in Conn in Ireland, some of the money was spend on electrical wall-heaters in the right half of the church and some of it was spend on medical aid to the people of Burundi. A missionary, Philomena OHalloran, was sent to Burundi and to raise money to support her mission, a special missionary box was mounted on the counter of the grocers. At Christmas after twenty years OHalloran sent a young man t...

One Sick Christmas
One Sick Christmas Jay June 1/5/96 One Sick Christmas Hurry up Joe! It\'s 10:15, your fifteen minutes late! Claire screamed from outside the dressing room with a hint of a New York Accent. Claire was Santa\'s helper at the mall. I\'m coming! Joe yelled back. Stupid kids, I hate kids. Joe mumbled to himself while getting himself dressed. Joe was the Santa at the local mall. Since Joe had just been released from the mental institution for insanity, the cost of the institution wiped him out o...

Portrait of an Artist
Portrait of an Artist In Joyces novel, A portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, he weaves the stories of his youth and his growth as a young man to tell us about who he was as an individual and the sort of life he lead. Joyce uses many techniques such as stream of consciousness to help us picture his mindset and help his audience feel the emotions he had after the certain situations of his life. In the novel, Joyce uses the young character Stephen as his protagonist to display the deep emotion...

Robert Browning
Robert Browning Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell, which is now a part of London. He had no real formal education so he was largely self educated. His father was a smart man with an extensive library. His mother was kindly, religious minded woman, who loved music and her brilliant son. He lived at his parents house almost until the time of his marriage. He attended a boarding school near Camberwell and spent a little bit of his time traveling to places like Russia and Italy....

Rocket
rocket Gifts One of the greatest gifts that I ever received was an angel pin from my grandmother. It was the Christmas of 1993 when she gave it to me, twelve months after my aunt had died. To me, the pin represented my aunt watching over me and my family. I have always thought of her as an angel because of her angelic voice. My grandmother died seven months after that Christmas, and then the pin meant even more to me. Now I felt as if I had two angels watching over me. During my ninth grade year...

Roger Moore
Roger Moore 10-27-96 FLA Argumentative essay Michael Moore is a writer and film director who stands up for the blue-collar, working class people. In his film, \'Roger and Me\', he shows how these groups of people are mistreated and disregarded by the stockholders and the company chairman of General Motors. Moore shows that corporate America is the American dream perfected and then corrupted because of greed and the will to power. Michael Moore was born in Davison, Michigan, just outside of Fli...

Scrooges Ghosts - An analisys of there effects
Scrooges Ghosts - An analisys of there effects An Analysis Of The Effects Of Spiritual Visitations On Scrooge Scrooge learned a great deal about himself during the visitations of the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol. He learned things that not only changed his life, but also the lives of others such as Tiny Tim and his family. At first these changes came gradually, probably because they where not really fueled by fear of what might be, but instead by remorse for things he had already done. No...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight utilizes the convention of the French-influenced romance. What sets this work apart from regular Arthurian or chivalric romances is the poets departure from this convention. The clearest departure takes place at the resolution of the piece as the hero, Sir Gawain, is stricken with shame and remorse rather than modest knightly pride, even after facing what appears to be certain death and returning to his king alive and well. Althoug...

Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Sir Gawain Faces Temptation Sir Gawain was known as a noble and honest man who was willing to stare death in the face to protect King Arthur. However, the courtly Sir Gawain is submitted to the unexpectednot to the test he expects, but to one he does not expect (qtd. in Spearing). The underlying theme throughout the entire poem is temptation, which, is Sir Gawains greatest challenge because he is not aware of it. He faltered not ...

Space Camp
Space Camp Do you want to go to Space Camp this summer? This question arose during a conversation with my mother when I was in seventh grade. I actually thought she was just joking when she first said it. She told me she wanted me to experience immersion in another culture and language. When she was in college, she had received an opportunity to go to America, but she had to give up this chance because her mother became sick. As a result, she strongly recommended that I take this trip. However...

The Bells
The Bells The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe The Bells is one of Poe\'s famous poems, in which Poe tries to make the bells sound real. He tries to make the sounds by using words instead of sound, which is really annoying when you read it, because he repeats things so often in the poem. He uses words like shrieking and twinkling. In every stanza he talks about different bells, and what noises they make, and for what occasion they are for. In the first stanza he talks about sleigh bells and Christmas ...

The Catcher and The Rye
The Catcher and The Rye Rachel LaRoche English 10-D Book Review December 14, 1996 The Catcher In The Rye The Catcher In The Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, is a fictional novel that was first published in 1965. The novel takes place in New York City and in Pennsylvania over a duration of four days. This novel tells the story of an emotionally disturbed teenager who has been kicked out of a boarding school. The story is told from the point of view of a teenager who is the narrator of the story. Th...

The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in The Rye ---------------------- Chapter 1 --------- The story is about Holden Caulfield, who is a boy who has just been kicked out of school. He\'s walking down a hill, were they are playing football. He\'s on his way to Mr. Spencer, an old teacher of his. It is cold and much wind. It\'s winter. So he rings the bell at Mr. Spencer\'s house and his wife opens the door for him and shows Holden where Mr. Spencer is. Chapter 2 --------- So Holden comes in and sit...

The Diary of Dussel
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 gift of the magi, a continuation
The gift of the magi, a continuation THE GIFT OF THE MAGI It was one week from Dellas 30th birthday and Jim didnt have enough money to buy her a present. Well, Jim thought, if I dont have a watch then why should I have a chain for one? So, he sold his watch chain in order to have money for Dellas present. Now, what do I buy Della? he asked himself. I think Ill go to the flea market and look for something, because one little rusty old chain wont buy me very much, Jim stated as he st...

The Life and Works of Charles Dickens
the Life and Works of Charles Dickens The Works and Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a very well known and loved author for his time. Though his stories contained complex language and include many adult points and key ideas. Most of his works assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined...

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewi
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 7-K 11/24/91 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe By: C.S. Lewis The main characters in this story are Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. During a war in London they were sent to a professor\'s house outside London. Lucy, while exploring with her brothers and sister, found a secret passage through the wardrobe to Naria,a secret world. In Naria there are other characters. One of them is the White Witch,also known as the Queen of Naria, who was lik...

The Meadow
The Meadow On a crisp autumn afternoon, I sat idly under an enormous oak tree watching as a whirlwind whisked across the rolling hills of the meadow. As it passed by me, the whirlwind scooped up a dormant pile of leaves lying next to the oak tree. The leaves appeared to come alive twisting, turning, and dancing about the meadow. They were sporting their new fall colors of red, orange, brown, and yellow. The brittle autumn leaves seemed to be having a party. As the party moved out of sight, I beg...

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot The Mill on the Floss is a book written by George Eliot, whose real name is Mary Anne (later Marian) Evans. There is a great deal of autobiography in this book. The facts of Mary Anne\'s life do not match Maggie Tulliver, but there is an obvious reflection of her own life. Book One: Chapter1-13 The novel opens up with a description of the countryside around the town of St. Ogg\'s and the river Floss. In the second chapter Maggie, Mr. Tulliver, Mrs. Tulliver,...

The Present
The Present The Present Theme: Greed and stupidity. Mysterious Fires Breaking out Across Prince Rupert, British Colombia--John Reeves I can\'t believe there is another one read surprised Henry Peters. That must be 5 houses in the last 2 months. Why would anyone do such a vapid thing? Dad, they dont even know if someone is setting them yet! Oh Billy, wake up and smell the smoke. Fires like that just dont start themselves. Billy knew that as he was walking away, but since he was the ca...

The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia MacTeer, and Frieda MacTeer. Pecola Breedlove is an eleven-year-old black girl around whom the story revolves. Her innermost desire is to have the bluest eyes so that others will view her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. She doesn\'t have many friends other than Claudia and Frie...

Coca-Cola and its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a thr...

The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli...

Three elements of destructive Relationships in Wut
Three elements of destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heig Three Aspects of Destructive Relationships in Wuthering Heights Many people in the world are trying to find a perfect companion. Some of these may marry and not know what their new husband or wife is like. This kind of situation often leads to separation or hostility. Other situations may develop between two friends that stem from jealousy, desire for revenge, uncaring parents, etc. Emily Bronts Wuthering Heights displays several ch...

Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His L
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His Life Works) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period ...

Why I need a car
Why I need a car 3/24/971 English 10 Block F Why I need a car Living in the British Properties is a pain! Is only one of three reasons why I need a car. I need a car because I live at the top of the British Properties, Im getting a job, and I have friends in different cities. Living in the British Properties is annoying when it comes to transportation. My parents are hardly ever home to give me a ride, so I have to take the buses. Buses hardly ever come and when they do they are always fifteen ...

Alcohol And Drug Abuse
Alcohol And Drug Abuse ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE Alcohol and drug abuse is one of biggest problems in United States today. It is not only a personal problem that dramatically affects individuals\' life but is a major social problem that affects society as whole. Drug and alcohol abuse , these phrases we hear daily on the radio, television or in discussions of social problem. But what do they mean or what do we think and understand by it? Most of us don\'t really view drug or alcohol use as a proble...

Consumers Purchasing on Credit
Consumers Purchasing on Credit The reasons we as Americans buy on credit varies, but without it most of us would probably never be able to purchase necessities such as a home or automobile. The nation\'s economy depends on credit, the promise to pay later for goods and services used today; but along with consumer credit comes consumer debt. With the rise in telemarketing and commercializing in America it is no wonder why Americans feel the impulse to buy now, pay later. The most common form of c...

Monetary/Fiscal Policy
Monetary/Fiscal Policy Government monetary and fiscal policies change all the time. These policies are installed or fixed for the betterment of trade, inflation, unemployment, the budget, or many other economic factors. In my opinion, it seems like two people have the majority of the control when it comes to forming these policies. The first person who influences these policies is President Bill Clinton who proposes tax cuts, to balance the budget (Clinton\'s budget proposal should be given to c...

Enterprise & Entrepreneuralism
Enterprise & Entrepreneuralism Bridgetown Newsagents - A Small Business Case Study Introduction Dillons newsagents is a late closing local shop with a \'Mini-Mart\' service. The \'Mini-Mart\' side of the business is franchised from Dillons to a registered partnership: Mr Charles Pettifer and Mr Marc Devis. Full services are provided in the shop, a paper delivery service is also available along with the full complement of groceries, fresh sandwiches, confectionery, videos, cigarettes and alcohol ...

Coca-Cola And Its Evolution
Coca-Cola And Its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a thr...

Consumer Debt
Consumer Debt The reasons we as Americans buy on credit varies, but without it most of us would probably never be able to purchase necessities such as a home or automobile. The nation\'s economy depends on credit, the promise to pay later for goods and services used today; but along with consumer credit comes consumer debt. With the rise in telemarketing and commercializing in America it is no wonder why Americans feel the impulse to buy now, pay later. The most common form of consumer debt is i...

Macroeconomic Overview
Macroeconomic Overview MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW BY Steven Ricciardi Mr. Esposito Economics February 12, 1997 Monetary/Fiscal Policy Government monetary and fiscal policies change all the time. These policies are installed or fixed for the betterment of trade, inflation, unemployment, the budget, or many other economic factors. In my opinion, it seems like two people have the majority of the control when it comes to forming these policies. The first person who influences these policies is President...

Small Business Management - A Case Study
Small Business Management - A Case Study Enterprise & Entrepreneuralism Bridgetown Newsagents - A Small Business Case Study Introduction Dillons newsagents is a late closing local shop with a \'Mini-Mart\' service. The \'Mini-Mart\' side of the business is franchised from Dillons to a registered partnership: Mr Charles Pettifer and Mr Marc Devis. Full services are provided in the shop, a paper delivery service is also available along with the full complement of groceries, fresh sandwiches, con...

A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities Dickens, Charles Appleton Library 266 pp. The main purpose of this book is to show the contrasts between the peaceful city of London and the city of Paris, tearing itself apart in revolution. This is apparent in the very first line of the book, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.... This is a contrast of the two cities, London, the tranquil home of Mr. Lorry and the Darnays\'; and Paris, the center of a bloody revolution. The author show...

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. Salingers 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 Shaws 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...

Far From The Madding Crowd
Far From The Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy Adam Gates Far From The Madding Crowd centers around the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene, and the three who love her and try to win her over. Gabriel Oak, Mr. Boldwood, and Sergeant Francis Troy find them selves intertwined in their quest to win Bathsheba. Bathsheba is headstrong, feminine, and beautiful. She inherits her uncles farm, and tries to run it herself. As all of theme were farmers, they didnt think that she cold do it. Although she had a few thin...

Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice Go Ask Alice This book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the perfect life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and becomes paranoid, all because of her newly found lust for drugs. It didn\'t just happen overnight. She started to take sleeping pills and tranquilizers to fall asleep but friends slipped her LSD and from then on she was hooke...

Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water for Chocolate Traditions Does your family have any traditions? Do you eat certain foods for certain holidays? Traditional values and family are important in many cultures, but they seem to play an especially important role to Mexicans (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia). One of the most important parts of their culture is food. Much of Mexicans daily routines and traditions revolve around the ritual of preparing the food and eating it (Mexican Cuisine and Cooking). In Laura Esquivels n...