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Ozymandias Ozymandias (1818) I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, 5 Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked* them and the heart that fed; imitated And on the pedestal these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: 10 Lo
Women in Africa Timothy Veneylo November 26, 1995 History 387 In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, men\'s issues usually became the issues of national concern, and those issues pertinent to women go to the back of everyon
Passage from Hamlet Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet - Hamlet’s speech (III, iv, 139-180) Sung-Wook Han AP English 4 / Mr. Epes Hamlet Paper Formal Critical Analysis of a Passage from Hamlet Hamlet is probably the best known and most popular play of William Shakespeare, and it is natural for any person to question what makes Hamlet a great tragedy and why it receives such praises. The answer is in fact simple; it effectively arouses pity and fear in the audiences’ mind. The audi
Women In Combat The idea of women in combat is not unusual anymore. They should be able to hold combat positions beacause although physical strength matters, the military still needs the intelligence that women can bring. Also, banning women from the combat hurts their military careers. Although women account for only ten percent of the enlisted personnel they are still a major part in the armed forces. Their performance recently has generated support from Congress and the public for enhancing t
Pearl Prequel It was a dark and stormy night ... no that’s not it. It was a beautiful sunny day ... not it either. Could it be uhh... On that rainy day when the sea would not quit, the sky growled and men shuttered in their huts. That’s it !! Well now that I seem to temporarily regained my memory Ill tell you the story of that horrible season of the oyster conference. What’s that you don’t know what the oyster conference is! You see it is a time when the oysters of the world gather together in t
Perception Seeing is Believing Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn’t hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Objects tha
Persuasive Paper - Evolution Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part of it\'s body become another being, now one of a pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created more of it\'s species. These multiplying cells joined together into a legacy long in running. The history of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries beneath. One must remember that when speaking of the theory of evolution one is not only referring to humans but to o
Philosophy And Fantasy Symbolism of the Ring Symbolism of the Ring: The Embodiment of Evil One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them (1 LotR II,2 The Council of Elrond) One of the masters of British Literature, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien has the unique ability to create a fantasy world in which exists a nearly endless supply of parallelisms to reality. By mastering his own world and his own language and becoming one with his fantasy
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why the village Picking Up The Pieces An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart Faith has always been a guiding force in man’s life. Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry. Yet, vo
Poe As A Romantic Poe As A Romantic A wise man once said Artists are never before their time, they are the time and it is just the others who are behind. This defines the career of Edgar Allan Poe, one the greatest and yet one of the least recognized authors in American History. Poe lived and wrote at the beginning of the 19th century. His writing style was innovative, different from the styles of other writer of that time. He dealt with topics that though often written about, had never been i
Politcal Allegory Term Paper Of 1984- By Orwell The Political allegory of George Orwell\'s 1984 In 1984, by George Orwell, the reader sees a primary theme of political allegory and satire. Orwell is presenting the world of 1984 as a satiric statement of what might come to pass, though of course its exact form could never be predicted, if the world did not become aware of the terrible problems facing it, not in 1984, but here and now. Orwell wrote the novel not as a prediction, but as a warning.
Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess symbolizes the end of the black musical tradition that flourished in the early part of this century. The play showed the height of white appropriation of what had previously been a black cultural form. All the creative talent backstage was white. This development had been occurring slowly, throughout the 1920’s, but black artists had often worked in a variety of creative capacities. Porgy and Bess became a black musical in its most minimal sense, only as a defin
Positive aspests of fraternities The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature a social being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish, Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by no means the only organization in which a student might mature and develop life long friends. Just one of the many in which minds are
Press Release on a Press Conference The City of Miami is headed no-where regarding its future said Ronald Hofsteider, an environmental science professor at the University of Miami. “Though Miami has come a long way in history, the future seems very bleak,” he added. At a symposium held at the University of Miami to discuss the past, present, and future of Miami, four professors tried to answer the question, “What will the city consist of during the year 2000?” These professors included George He
Prince William Prince William tries to live a normal life, but being royalty makes it just too hard (Morton, Diana: Her True Story, 79). He is the most fascinating person of 1997, says Walters (Unknown, Facts on Prince William, 1). Prince William lives an active life where he deals with disappointments of the past, but family members help him deal with the future. In Paddington, London William was born at St. Mary\'s Hospital (Gilmer, The Royal Archive, 1). Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis Mo
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
Prohibition Prohibition Prohibition is considered as a period of time in the 1920’s when alcohol was controlled by the government. Alcohol, at this time in history, was illegal unless for medical or industrial purposes. This government control came about because of the fact that people were drinking too much and “destroying the moral fiber of America” (Martin 76) Alcohol has been part of American society since the colonist came over on the Mayflower. At that time, alcohol was safer to drink that
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period\'s architecture. The dramatic personality of Eliz
Quest For 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 housing
racism today ...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to bru
racism Racism Today “...Everybody jumped on him. beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of his face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died.... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved” (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reaso
Racsism Racism is a certain kind of prejudice, based on faulty reasoning and inflexible generalizations toward a specific group. The word prejudice comes from the Latin noun praejudicium, which means a judgment based on previous decisions formed before the facts were known. If a person allows their prejudiced beliefs to block the progress of another, it is discrimination. Those who exclude all members of a race from certain types of employment, housing, political rights, educational opportunitie
Rape of Lock & The Eve of St Agnes The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a ta
Rasputin Rasputin The way a person lives his life and his religious beliefs can greatly affect history and the well being of a nation. A life of stealing and lying can kill you and destroy a nation, while leading a Godly life will keep you and everyone around you protected. Rasputin, in both his distorted religious beliefs and lifestyle, not only got himself killed, but changed the history of Russia and the world forever. Rasputin was born Grigory Yefimovich Novykh in 1872, to a Siberian family,
America and Affirmative Action Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. However, the debate over affirmative action has become ensnared in rhetoric that pits equality of opportunity against the equality of results. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forge
Ray Bradbury\'s Dandelion Wine Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of poignant vignettes about one summer in the life of 12-year old Douglas Spaulding, is a powerful mirror into childhood, growing up, and life in general. Bradbury, generally considered one of the Grand Masters of science fiction, did not in fact write science fiction. While his books and stories had some of the overtones of science fiction, their themes went much deeper than simple space opera or shoot-\'em-up action. H
Reader Response to Canterbury Tales In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the more interesting of the characters included in this introductory section is the Knight. Chaucer initially refers to the Knight as a most distinguished man and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. In this essay, I will contrast Chaucer\'s ideal Knight with its modern equivalent. The Knight,
Realism In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Great Gatsby has been labelled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby\'s best qualities is Fitzgerald\'s incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the novel. The Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entan
Red Scare RED SCARE One evening in 1950 a Houston couple entered a Chinese restaurant. The woman, a radio writer, wanted the proprietor’s help in producing a program on recent Chinese history. Overhearing their conversation, a nearby man rushed out, phoned the police, and informed them that people were talking Communism. The couple was immediately arrested and jailed for 14 hours before the police concluded they had no case. At about the same time a policeman in Wheeling, West Virginia, discov
Relationship versus Alienation Relationship versus Alienation In the Stories of Achilles, Gilgamesh, and Job As opposites, relationship and alienation reveal much about character. In Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles’ tragic flaw, anger, and his petty pursuit of honor cause his alienation from society. His reconnection comes only after his friend Patroclus dies and he sees that the he has focused his life on trivial rewards rather than love. Herbert Mason’s title character, Gilgamesh, is also distract
Religious theme in Lord of the Flies Religious Persecution: An underlying theme in The Lord of the Flies Like many excellent works, William Golding\'s novel, The Lord of the Flies can be read on many different levels. It is possible to read the book literally, as a mere story about boys marooned on an island. It is also possible to read the book as an indictment of the nature of man - as being pure evil without society\'s boundaries. A further analysis of The Lord of The Flies reveals something
Repressive Governments in Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 The Repressive Governments of Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 Benjamin Bulloch Outline: Thesis: Both Zamiatin\'s We and Orwell\'s 1984 have governments that repress actions and thoughts through the use of physical and psychological force. I. Intro. II. We\'s Government\'s Use of Psychological Force A. Number system B. Sexual Registration III. 1984\'s Governments Use of Psychological Force A. Newspeak B. Doublethink IV. Both Government
Research Don Juan as Byron Introspective The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many of his works seem to
Research Paper Values and Beliefs of an American People Long before America received a name, there existed a dream of a good land that man might discover for himself, a land full of material riches and spiritual hope. The prospect stirred man’s vivid imaginations as well as their explorations, and they were willing to sacrifice for their visions and ideals. The earliest of American writings were solely concerned with the dream of a new world and the sacrifices necessary for the first attempts at
Revenge of the Hacker REVENGE of the HACKER Richard was a normal looking kid, he did a lot of the same things that the other kids did, hung out with friends and talked his way out of the occasional trouble he got in, much like a lot of guys his age. Richard went to Dolton public high school and just about everyone knew him by name. He did a mediocre job and was often content with getting good grades on tests and paying no attention whatsoever to homework. Although everyone in school thought they
Biography and History: Harriet Jacob\'s The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, tha
review of reviews I chose to review John Updike’s Review “It Was Sad” from the October 14th issue of “The New Yorker”. In the review, Updike examines several works concerning the tragedy of the Titanic. He cites these works, I feel, to support his own opinion about the event, and the different accounts of what really happened. Updike spends some time disproving the belief that the upper class male passengers heroically sacrificed their own seats on the lifeboats for those less fortunate than the
Review Of Shakespear\'s The Tempest Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as “immortal classics”? Indeed Shakespeare’s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for fine l
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
Robert Mannyng of Brunne ROBERT MANNYNG OF BRUNNE Robert Mannyng of Brunne lived during the late thirteenth, early fourteenth centuries. He was an Englishman who took holy orders with the minor Gilbertines, a Puritan religious order. He wrote two major works: Handlyng Synne (first printed about 1303) and The Chronicle of England, produced in his old age in 1338. Brunne translated both Handlyng Synne and Chronicle from French or Latin works, altering them considerably in the process. Like many tr
Romantic Characteristics in \'The Raven\' The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s following the French Revolution; therefore, “Romanticism” encompasses characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism depicts an artistic movement which emerged from reaction against dominant attitudes and approaches of the 18th century. Romanticism established realism in literature through creat
Romatic Era 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Books related to 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- 19th Century Romanticism in Europe- Romanticism began in the early 19th century and radically changed the way people perceived themselves and the state of nature around them. Unlike Classicism, which stood for order and established the foundation for architecture, literature, painting and music, Romanticism allowed people to get away from the constricted, rational views of life and concentrate on
ROTC entrence essay entrance essay For almost as long as I cn remember, I have been interested in th military. Influenced by such movies as Patton, and by my dad\'s interest in military history, my interst grew. More recently, my interest in military affairs has been encouraged by ROTC community service activities, through learning aabout leadership as a partisipant in the cadet chain of command, and from teachers at ________ who support our efforts to meet our goals. Encouraged by my interest
Running to Prevent Healt Problems Preventing Health Problems Through Running In this study, I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems. I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week, and my family has a history of health problems. For instance, my grandfather suffered a heart attack, and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50. Furthermore, my grandfather, on my dad\'s side of the family, has also had triple bi-pass heart surg
Running Wild Running Wild Gabe Vincenzo Essay About the Novel Hiroshima Welcome to the nuclear age. Temperature are hotter than the surface of the sun. Light is blinding. Air pressure is deadly. Radiation is lethal. The experiences of six people that survived the planets first nuclear explosion are reported to us in Hiroshima by John Hershey. The book begins by describing the situation of the six individuals just before and at the moment of the explosion that changed history. The book first intr
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to those who know and understand his poems well, exists in three modes, as Philosopher, Poet, Friend. If the truth were told, we should all be obliged to admit that the Philosopher escapes us. It is the opinion of many that Coleridge as Poet is almost equally an evanescent shadow; and though the many are in this quite mistaken, they have some excuse for thinking thus, because his fulfillment falls far short of his promise. Due to Coleridge’s compl
The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punishment Cases Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws and many of these killings occurred without any type of due process. As the judicial system has matured, minorities have found better representation but it is not completely unbiased. In the past twenty year
Scarlett Letter Chapter Summarys + ENGLISH III AP: Scarlett Letter + The Scarlet Letter A Reading Log by Brandon Moeller English III AP Fisher-7 8/7/96 CHAPTER 1- The Prison-Door- I found this one page introductory chapter to be very dramatic as it explained the history of the colony by telling the history of the prison-door. From the looks of this chapter, this story will probably be dragged out as much as possible. At first I thought the way Nathaniel Hawthorne approached the latter half of th
Black Supremacy Throughout history, white anglo-saxons have been notorious for mistreating all races other than it\'s own. Malcolm X felt the white man had been actually nothing but a piratical opportunist who used Faustian machinations to make his own Christianity his initial wedge in criminal conquests(563). The earth is burdened by the white man! That is the true meaning of what Malcolm X is stating; the words Faustian machinations, meaning evil plotting, implies the whole white population
schlisinger\'s canon vs my high school\'s canon Schlesinger’s Canon Vs. My High School’s Canon In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a canon or canonical literature. A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used as