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The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name S
How The Internet Got Started
How The Internet Got Started
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 Effects of Catch 22
The Effects of Catch 22
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 Gift
The Gift
The Gift In The Gift by Louise GlÜck, the little boy is calling oggie, oggie, at his front door. This could mean several things, first we would have to look at clues. The poem states that the mother is praying to GOD. One could infer that the boys dog died and he is calling without reward to his lost friend. Therefore the most logical response would be that the boy was in fact calling for his dead dog. In the opening paragraph I stated what I thought the main idea for the poem was. But that do
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
The Hobbit Title: The Hobbit Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Setting: The setting of the story takes place in the lands of Wilderland. It is through Wilderland that the hobbit and the dwarves travel to retrieve their lost treasure. As they move on through Wilderland, they encounter different people and different problems, making it more of an adventure. Characters: protagonists: Bilbo Baggins- he is the main character of story. The tiny hobbit is convinced by the great wizard Gandalf to undertake a long
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man
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 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
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 Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America
The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America
The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America Slavery played an important role in the development of the American colonies. It was introduced to the colonies in 1619, and spanned until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The trading of slaves in America in the seventeenth century was a large industry. Slaves were captured from their homes in Africa, shipped to America under extremely poor conditions, and then sold to the highest bidder, put to work, and forced to live with the new conditio
The Outcome of Change
The Outcome of Change
The Outcome of Change Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë, can be classified as a Romantic novel, because it contains many tenets of Romanticism. Romanticism was the initial literary reaction to changes in society caused by the industrial revolution: it was an attempt to organize the chaos of the clash between the agrarian and the industrial ways of life. Romanticism was developing in a time in which all of society’s rules, limits, and restraints on how each person should act where being
The Patients Wish
The Patients Wish
The Patients Wish The white-haired doctor with the blood-stained coat and pants smiled maliciously as he brought the razor to his waiting patient\'s face. Now please answer me honestly this time, Mr. Beckett, he said. I have been in this profession for over thirteen years, and I take pleasure in receiving input from clients. It helps me to know what hurts and what does not. Kind of keeps me ahead of the competition, I guess you could say. His patient nodded solemn acquiescence, shutting his
Legalization of Drugs: Against
Legalization of Drugs: Against
Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today\'s world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America\'s other pressing social pr
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness involving the excessive inappropriate ingestion of ethyl alcohol, whether in the form of familiar alcoholic beverages or as a constituent of other substances. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combination of a wide range of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death. Some 10 percent
Alcohol
Alcohol
Alcohol Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology. Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kuhl meaning a powder for painting the eyes. The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits. To most people alcohol is considerd a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine moter coordination,and often has a staggering drunken
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel The historical novel entitled The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic and truly deserves this prestigious title. The author of this enthralling 267 page book is Baroness Emma Orczy and it was published by Dodd, Mead & Company in the year 1964. The scene is set in the terrorized Paris of revolutionary France in the 1800\'s. During this time period nobody was safe from the horrifying grasp of Madame la Guillotine which claimed hundreds of lives every day. But a few brave men hea
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol plays a major role in society today. It is constantly being . ...... in our minds through advertisements, whether its commercials or billboards, holidays, or even just at the popular social scene. Alcohol is consumed for many purposes, such as celebrations, to increase romance, out of boredom, or a way to relax. Alcohol is a drug that is depended upon by the majority of our society. Nonetheless, alcohol has very damaging effects, not only does it cause
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol abuse is a very dangerous condition in that it can cause many problems in a persons life and affect many aspects of their lifestyle. Alcoholism (or alcohol abuse) somehow effects everyone\'s life at some point in time; through a parent, a sibling, a friend, or even personal encounters. Alcohol abuse, as a medical diagnosis, refers to a pattern of behavior characterized by excessive alcohol consumption. This consumption can occur at regular intervals, regular weekend interva
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects Composition I April 1, 1997 Alcoholism is a disease that affects many people in the United States today. It not only affects the alcoholic, but also their family, friends, co- workers, and eventually total strangers. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism is defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, yet, they continue to drink. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, the
The Tragedy of One Man
The Tragedy of One Man
The Tragedy of One Man Koch 1 Jason Koch 1302 A Schonberg November 15, 1995 The Tragedy of One Man Arthur Miller\'s Death of a Salesman can be seen as an eulogy of a dreamer, which depicts one man\'s tragic life and death as he tries to bring his family into grace. Miller does, however, also uses this play to express underlying themes and ideas. Reading Death of a Salesman from the starting point of a Marxist results in the perception that miller uses his play as a means to demonstrate the effec
The Unforgetable Man
The Unforgetable Man
The Unforgetable Man Derek Achterfeldt Eng 101 10/14/96 Remembered Event Revision The Unforgettable Man Being an orderly at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital was a fun job that required a strong heart. The hospital was a great place for me to experience the beauty of life and the unwanted death of humans. Throughout my year of employment at the Community Hospital, I was able to enjoy my work by interacting with many kinds of interesting patients. Without the hospital, I would have never imagined to b
The untold Story of Theseus
The untold Story of Theseus
The untold Story of Theseus The Untold Story of Theseus The road ran along the edge of the cliff above the burning blue sea. Theseus turned a bend in the road and saw a man sitting on a rock. The man held a great battle-ax in his hand; he was so large that the ax seemed like a hatchet. Before the enormous man could say a thing, a thunderous voice shook the cliffs. The projected voice was heard to say, Bumble Bee Tuna, Look to la Luna. Suddenly, Theseus disappeared in a flash of blue light. Thi
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman\'s The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman\'s struggle to deal with both physical and mental confinement. This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today\'s context where individual freedom is one of our most cherished rights. This analysis will focus on two primary issues: 1) the many vivid images Gilman uses to
'the yellow wallpaper'a journey into insanity
'the yellow wallpaper'a journey into insanity
\'the yellow wallpaper\'a journey into insanity The Yellow Wallpaper - Journey into Insanity In The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the dominant/submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression into insanity. Flawed human nature seems to play a great role in her breakdown. Her husband, a noted physician, is unwilling to admit that there might really be something wrong with his wife. This same attitude is seen in her brother
The Cask Of Amontidillo
The Cask Of Amontidillo
The Cask Of Amontidillo The Cask of Amontillado I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. With these ferverous words from the introductory paragraph of Edgar Allan Poe\'s Cask of Amontillado, the story of Montresor\'s revenge begins. Poe repeatedly stresses the need for revenge due to bitterness and resentment in Mon
The Characters From A Tale Of Two Cities
The Characters From A Tale Of Two Cities
The Characters From A Tale Of Two Cities List of Characters For A Tale of Two Cities Lucie Manette - A young woman from France who grew up in England. She was raised as a child of Tellson\'s Bank when her parents were thought to be dead. She is kind and loving. Doctor Manette - Lucie\'s father who is a scientist. He’s been jail in the Bastille for eighteen years, this hurt his mental health. But he is still a good father who Lucie loves. Jarvis Lorry - An older man who works for Tellson\'s Bank.
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf Wenona Wolf English 12 7th hour 10/18/99 A Hero is defined as, “ A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” (Marriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999) It’s the best word to describe mythological character Beowulf, and 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Beowulf was a honorable man, who reigned as kind and the strongest warrior throughout land. J.F.K. charmed the U.S. with wit, kindness, and bravery. John F. Kennedy and Beowulf had similar heroi
Coca-Cola and its Evolution
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 Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been miswritten? The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in
The oddyssey in popular culture
The oddyssey in popular culture
The oddyssey in popular culture Many forms of popular culture today are inspired by themes, characters, and other references in various types of classical literature. John Denver’s song “Calypso” parallels with a number of the themes in Homer’s the Odyssey. The Odyssey’s themes involving Odysseus’ journey back home and the aid of gods and goddesses directly influence “Calypso.” The first stanza in Calypso is influenced by Odysseus’ journey to back to his homeland. The first couple of lines compa
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony
The Role Of Enobarbus In Acts I And II Of Antony And Cleopatra In Shakespeare’s tragedy/history/Roman play Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. In the first two Acts of the play we are introduced to some of the problems and dilemmas facing the couple (such as the fact that they are entwined in an adulterous relationship, and that both of them are forced to show their devotion to Caesar). Along with being introduced to Antony and Cleopatra’s str
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated
Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated Alcohol is a drug, a very popular drug. Alcohol has been around for a long time, and people have always enjoyed it\'s effects. Many people have passions for alcohol, some people have refrigerators filled with beer, many others are wine connoisseurs. Alcohol always seems to liven up the party. But no madder what your preference is, alcohol can be very dangerous when combined with the operation of an automobile. If you can remember only a few things from this
The Unprincipled Family
The Unprincipled Family
The Unprincipled Family The Unprincipled Family Fredrick Per8 Interrelated arts The dangerous relationship of Claudius, the king, and Hamlet, the king’s nephew and stepson, contain two elements that are pervasive enough to categorize it as such. Treachery and paranoia are those traits. Treachery is one of the basic unprinciples of the relationship, as is shown in the scene of the fencing match and the planning that goes around it. In a scene that relates to the planning of the match itself, the
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we ar
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It'
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It'
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It\'s Implicati INTRODUCTION For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explains the degree to which the extant models omit important influences that produce varied individual choice behaviour. The focus of this paper is on the sequences of product purchases. Discretiona
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence
Drug Dependence Mike Burgoyne Symptoms of Substance Dependence Associated with Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Illicit Drugs --- United States, 1991--1992 Each year in the United States, approximately 400,000 deaths result from cigarette smoking, 100,000 from misuse of alcohol, and 20,000 from use of illicit drugs. Many of the adverse health effects associated with the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs result from long-term use caused by substance dependence (i.e., addiction)---a cluste
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society
Drugs: A Major Problem In Canadian Society A major problem that exists within Canadian society is the abuse of mind- altering substances. Such narcotics cause not only health problems, but also violent and potentially criminal acts. A mind-altering narcotic can be defined as both the legal and illegal type. The four main categories of drugs are: narcotics, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, and hallucinogens. Most of these drugs are highly addictive and are usually obtained by prescription or are
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the multi-million dollar pro-drug legalization lobby, civil libertarians, and misguided academic researchers to the public with limited review and challenge. Attacks on drug enforcement efforts often
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economi
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania
A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania The WWW of most URL’s (Uniform/Universal Resource Locator’s) literally translated, means the WORLD WIDE WEB. As such, one would think that it would be easy to find information and sites from virtually any point in the world. To some extent, this is the case -- but it can be very difficult. As a large part of our assignment was the comparison of the SAWNET (South Asian Women\'s NETwork) website, with another site which we found to be equally diverse, I
Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption Transracial Adoption Many adoptions are being taken place in America today. These adoptions are not always of the same race, transracial adoption is very popular among eager couples who are willing to adopt. Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child of one race by a couple of another race. Adopting children from different races has brought up many controversies and the government has had to step in. There are mixed views on the case of transracial adoption, some believ
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism Treatments of Alcoholism University of ??? TREATMENTS OF ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism can destroy the life of an alcoholic and devastate the alcoholic\'s family. But it also has overwhelming consequences for society. Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: *In 1988, alcoholism and problems related to it cost the United States an estimated $85.8 billion in mortality and reduced productivity; *Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woma
Tribulations of Sharecrop farmers
Tribulations of Sharecrop farmers
Tribulations of Sharecrop farmers The Tribulations of Sharecrop Farmers Noticed in the early days of the twentieth century was the poor living standards of tenant farmers of the south. Over the years much research has been done to find what areas of life made up for this low standard. The focus of this compilation of research will be disease and poor housing. Presently, most people looking for a house want a clean environment in a well built home. From descriptions, tenant farmers might have had
A Difficult Decision
A Difficult Decision
A Difficult Decision Steve Bayne 1/31/00 English IV Mr. Larson Persuasive Essay A Difficult Decision Throughout each of our lives, we go through many trials. Life seems like a big smack in the face at times. Anyone can relate to this, because no one has had a perfect life, a life without blemish. Hardships are a part of life, without them we wouldn’t learn the difference between hot and cold or right and wrong. The decisions we make now will affect us for the rest of our lives. I’ve had my share
Truly A Living Hell
Truly A Living Hell
Truly A Living Hell Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is known as a classic novel of American realism. This short novel described a mournful situation that ruined the already afflicted lives of two lovers, and also depicted a third person whose life was dramatically changed. The catastrophe that was encountered by the characters was caused by simple human emotions. These fears and passions eventually led to one life-altering decision. Edith Wharton\'s powerfully tragic novel, Ethan Frome, exposes the
Tuition Aid- A Student's Search
Tuition Aid- A Student's Search
Tuition Aid- A Student\'s Search Introduction It\'s no secret that financing a college education is getting tougher. College costs have skyrocketed over the past decade or so, and there\'s no relief in sight. Average tuition at four-year colleges will increase 7 percent this school year, double the rate of inflation. Student aid is not increasing fast enough to plug the growing gap between tuition and family finances. In addition, there is a growing number of older students entering college toda
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be from the m
If you enjoy dealing with people, the outdoors, an
If you enjoy dealing with people, the outdoors, an
UPS UPS If you enjoy dealing with people, the outdoors, and being your own supervisor than a job with the UPS just might be a job for you. There are many advantages to being a UPS driver, but there are also a few disadvantages. Some of the advantages are that most freight and material movers belong to Unions. The particular unions that represent freight and material movers are International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America. Unions make sure that th
Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism 10/9/96 Vegetarianism The time that we are now living in has been termed by many as the information age. This title has been given to the current era because people can retrieve, send, and process knowledge faster and more efficiently than ever before. From our new period has come technological advancements which have both caused and been an effect of the growing pool of information available to the world. Communities more fully understand and are changing the way they affect the e
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature
Victorian Literature Victorian literature The first decades (1830s to 1860s) of Queen Victoria\'s reign produced a vigorous and varied body of literature that attempted to come to terms with the current transformations of English society, but writers in the latter decades (1870s to 1900) withdrew into AESTHETICISM, a preoccupation with sensation as an end in itself. Confronted by the shift from an agricultural to an industrial urban society and troubled by the erosion of traditional religious be