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The Glass Menagerie The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, Williams uses many symbols which represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion.   The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the bridge between the illusory world of the Wingfields and the world of reality. This bridge seems to be a one way passage. But the direction varies for
The Glass Menagerie- The Tragic Effects of the Past The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams The Tragic Effects of the Past In The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams creates a world in which the characters are disillusioned by the present. Amanda, Tom, and Laura achieve this disillusionment by resorting to separate worlds where they can find sanctuary. Each character develops their own world, far away from reality. Amanda frees herself from the harsh realities of life by constantly reminding
The Glass Menagerie Rich Spadaccini Fifth Period March 31, 1996 The Glass Menagerie “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams shows the struggle of two people to fit into society, Tom and Laura, and how society wouldn’t accept them. They were the dreamers that were unjustly kept out and you may even go as far as to say persecuted into staying out and aloof like the other dreamers which are forced to become outcasts and not contribute to the actions of all. Tom and Laura, the two dreamers, were
The Inn from Hell Inn From Hell It all started on a dark a stormy night just outside of the Paris city limits at about 11:00 P.M. when Doctor Bleed and his assistant checked into the old run down inn. You see the weather was so bad that they could not even make it all the way over to Spain so they had to stop. They walked in with thier clothes soaked from the rainfall, when they first walked in they realized that there was nobody at the desk to wait on them so they just took it upon themselves t
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare Cheryl Bowman Mrs. Bembas 2nd. Period English 6 May 1996 The Life of the Great William Shakespeare There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literac
The Lure of Professional Leagues The Lure of Professional Leagues In the past few years, a great number of college athletes have been leaving school early to enter into the professional leagues. Some athletes are even skipping college and going pro straight out of high school. Many people ask what is causing these athletes to turn professional so early. I believe there are three reasons for their decision. The first factor that causes students to enter the professional leagues early is simply, m
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the \'cradle of voodoo\'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carr
The Pelican Brief THE PELICAN BRIEF by John Grisham I. Biographical Insights John Grisham was born on February 8 1995 in the town of Jonesboro, Arkansas. His father was an emigrant construction worker so the family moved a lot. In 1967 they came to Southhaven, a little town outside Memphis. John got an undergraduate degree in accounting at the Mississippi State University and after that he went to Lawschool at OLE Miss and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1981. After his graduatio
The Problem with Holden Holden is a complex person with many conflicting characteristics. He has many ambitions and desires for his life but he is faced with the basic conflict in the story, corruption. This corruption is what drives him and at the same time restricts him Holden\'s being surrounded by corruption disgusts him. There are a few main instances in which Holden encounters corruption directly. One type is Stradlater, the secret slobor Ernie, who performs for the people. Two that af
The Unholy Crusade The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone\'s 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man h
The World According to Garp When referring to John Irving’s book The World According to Garp, it has been said “His style is simplistic, almost childlike...(55), and “Irving’s prose is the prose of a poorly educated man-his vocabulary is uninspiring, his grammatical proprieties is severely limited.(51) It has also been said that Irving’s “instincts are so basically sound, his talents for storytelling are so bright and strong...”(55) I agree with all that has been said to an extent; Irving is b
Creative Writing: Beer and Drugs Make People Suck There is a weak smoke rising up over the treetops. The golden sun is on its way down in west and on a little campsite in the woods, can Dan see a little flame from a fireplace and he can hear laughter, songs and clinging bottles. Dan walks a little closer to find out who\'s there. Suddenly he steps on a stick and one of the people on the campsite stands up and shouts: Who is it ? Dan can hear that it is George who is shouting. It\'s Dan! he s
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
The Catcher And The Rye Love, Affection, and Adulthood In J.D. Salinger’s controversial 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is Holden Caulfield. When the story begins Holden at age sixteen, due to his poor grades is kicked out of Pencey Prep, a boys’ school in Pennsylvania. This being the third school he has been expelled from, he is in no hurry to face his parents. Holden travels to New York for several days to cope with his disappointments. As James Lundquist explains, “Holde
The Crow Review Scott Speakman English Project April 18, 2000 The Crow Reviewed Throughout the history of movies, movie companies have tried to do it bigger better and more exciting. They bring in bigger stars, better special effects and more convincing stories, which causes the masses to flock to the theatres in eager anticipation of each movie. The audience usually gets what the audience wants—more violence and more action the world over. “The Crow” has elements of different types of movie gen
The Glass Cieling The glass ceiling has held women back from certain positions and opportunities in the workplace. Women are stereotyped as part-time, lower-grade workers with limited opportunities for training and advancement because of this glass ceiling . How have women managed their careers when confronted by this glass ceiling? It has been difficult; American women have struggled for their role in society since 1848. Women’s roles have changed significantly throughout the past centuries bec
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie: Plight of the Wingfields In Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation, Harry Rasky uses extensive interviews with Williams to explore the playwright’s intent. Through these interviews, Rasky presents a glimpse of the playwright’s life-world and the driving force behind his creations. Rasky reports Williams as saying: “I have always been more interested in creating a character that contains something crippled. I think nearly all of us have
The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie The Changing Of Characters Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this? Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out to be Hollywood flops? One reason is that in many transformations, the main characters are changed, some the way they look, others the way they act. On top of this, scene
The Passing Of Arthur And Excalibur John Boorman adapted the ”Passing of Arthur” in the movie “Excalibur.” Movies are not the only adaptations of Tennyson’s poem but there are several art and music adaptations. Examples of these adaptations include music by Loreena McKennit and paintings by John William Waterhouse, Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. In Bela Balazs’s Art Form and Material Balazs states that a good adaptation is a reinterpretation of the original. Boorman uses nature and color to rec
Gangs Introduction I. -A Los Angeles family takes a wrong turn into gang territory and is fired upon. A 3-year-old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded. -A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransom payments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails to pay. -Two FBI agents and a police sergeant are murdered inside the Washington, D.C. police headquarters by a gang member. -A Pittsburgh police sergeant walking home with his daughter is
Of Mice and Men Compare/Contrast Essay Cummings Of Mice and Men Movies and books have similar and very different values that each other share and contrast with. Most movies are undetailed compared to the book versions. Movies tend to shorten because of allowed time while books can be as long as they want, if the author can keep the reader in suspense. Some books have much more detailed information in it than the movie version. A good author can make a reader see what they are reading in their
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy His Life, His Style, His Books by Adam Salvo English 11, Period 5 Mrs. Bruno March 14, 1996 Vampire, Vampire! The CIC talker said aboard Ticonderoga. We have numerous incoming missiles. Weapons free.1 Tom Clancy, the best modern fiction writer, and probably, one of the all time best. Above was an excerpt from his second number one bestseller, Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy is a civilian genius that knows more about top-secret weapons systems than the men who designed them
Tom Green Vs. Cheech Maron Tom Green is the type of guy who probably got kicked out of class all the time. Teachers, Principal, and administrators knew his name. The guy who was never taken seriously. Tom Green is a male Stefanie. The reason being, in comparison, both are hyper, crazy, and love to make other laugh and just straight out have a good time. Tom is guaranteed to make people laugh and take his show to the extreme. From particle jokes to crazy pranks pulled, to candid cameras and cruel
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
Use of Color in Toni Morrison\'s \'The Bluest Eyes\' Pauline saw the beauty of life through the colors of her childhood down South. Her fondest memories were of purple berries, yellow lemonade, and that streak of green them june bugs made on the trees the night we left down home. All them colors was in me1. Pauline and Cholly left the colors of the South when they moved North to Ohio to begin their life together. Through Cholly, Pauline hoped to find those colors of beauty that she left down
Violence in Media Violence in Media:You Are What You Watch The rising tide of crime in North America exists primarily in the minds of the media. Television has created a perception that crime has multiplied, double or triple, in the past quarter-century due to violence. In fact, US Justice Department survey data shows, crime in the US has dropped 24 percent since 1971 and violent crime is down 2 percent. Crime statistics serve the media well. The single-minded reporting of violent news, the pres
Violence in Society It gained through violent behavior is only temporary and it lasts until the time of revenge comes around. Violence was glorified hundreds of years ago. Back then it was a form of a pure entertainment. We know how among ancient Romans, gladiators (usually slaves or captives trained for the purpose),fought with swords or other weapons at public shows. The more harm the gladiators inflicted the bigger hero he was, and the more respect he gained. All the crimes they committed w
Abortion Life or Death Who Chooses? 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 wa
Wag The Dog Although the movie Wag the Dog is a comedy about a completly fake war, written and produced by a top Hollywood producer and a presidential Mr. Fix-It in order to take the focus off of a presidential sex scandel 11 days before the election, it does have a serious message to impart - Don\'t believe everything you see on TV. Sure, parents tell their kids that the man on TV isn\'t really dead, it\'s all fake, and we all know that movies and sitcoms and dramas aren\'t real, they\'re writt
What Makes Those X-Men So Darn Great Why Does Zach Like Those So Much? Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 Third and Final Draft When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid’s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to
Whats love got to do with it   Tuesday, October 21, 1997 Jason M. Schwefel Dr. Andrea Musher Tuesdays and Thursday 12:30 - 1:45 PM Literary essay What We Talk About When We Talk About Love By: Raymond Carver       An excerpt from Readers Digest August, 1997, submitted to Laughter, the Best Medicine, by Adam Christing. A lot of people wonder how you know if you really in love, says comedian Ronnie Shakes. Just ask yourself one question: Would I mind being financially ruined by this person?     If
When I was a Kid When I was a kid we left the dirty streets of Brooklyn, New York for the quieter suburban streets of Connecticut. We moved into a large house in Norwalk, Connecticut. Norwalk is the sort of town that dreams of being a big city but will always be just another small port on the Connecticut coastline. Like out of some horror story, the south side of town offers plenty of frightening images: ghettos, drug dealers, prostitutes, graffiti, and even young urban professionals. The south
You Can\'t Judge A Book By It\'s Cover You Cannot Judge a Book By its Cover - Lord Chesterfield once said, You must look into people, as well as at them. If you apply this logic to Curley\'s wife and Crooks in the book, Of Mice and Men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. These two unfortunate souls live in a world full of shattered dreams, discrimination, and loneliness. Langston Hughes once said, Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, li
Crime and the Black Market in Modern Day China With a population of approximately 1,203,097,268 people , China, who has the world\'s largest population, also has the world\'s fastest growing black market and crime problem. In China, crime rates have been climbing an estimated 10 percent a year since the early 1980s . China is a country that is currently experiencing both political and economic instability. Economic reforms that have been put in place by the government have only widened the incom
How to Have A Joyous Marriage! by Roderick C. Meredith Here are keys\' to help make your marriage special! These insights and tested principles will help you build your marriage into a precious relationship of joy and beauty. HJM4 Edition 1.3, May 1996 This booklet is not to be sold! It has been provided as a free public educational service by the Global Church of God © 1993 GLOBAL CHURCH OF GOD All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Editor in Chief Roderick C. Meredith Executive Editor Ray
Radio and Television Advertising We are constantly surrounded by advertising. From bus stop benches to televsion commericals. Everywhere we lookd something is being advcertised. Two of the best ways to advertise are radio and television. These two mediums effect virtually everyone. Most of us listen to the radio or watch televison at some point each day. Because of this, many of us are able to remember products by the jingles or slogans that are used. An example of this is the slogan for Charmin
BLACK MARKET OF CHINA Crime and the Black Market in Modern Day China With a population of approximately 1,203,097,268 people , China, who has the world\'s largest population, also has the world\'s fastest growing black market and crime problem. In China, crime rates have been climbing an estimated 10 percent a year since the early 1980s . China is a country that is currently experiencing both political and economic instability. Economic reforms that have been put in place by the government have
Gangs GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must f
Marketing NotesChapter 1 - Marketing In a Changing WorldWhat is marketing?- Creating customer value and stratification are at the very heart of modernmarketing thinking and practice.Market Defined- Markets always focus at satisfying customers needs- Marketing: A social and managerial process by which individuals and groupsobtain what they need and want through creating exchanging products and valuewith others.- Needs: States of felt deprivation- Wants: Are the form taken by human needs as they a
Improving Cyberspace Improving Cyberspace by Jason Crandall Honors English III Research Paper 26 February 1996 Thesis: Though governments cannot physically regulate the Internet, cyberspace needs regulations to prevent illegal activity, the destruction of morals, and child access to pornography. I. Introduction. II. Illegal activity online costs America millions and hurts our economy. A. It is impossible for our government to physically regulate cyberspace. 1. One government cannot regulate the
Radio and Television Advertising Radio and Television Advertising We are constantly surrounded by advertising. From bus stop benches to televsion commericals. Everywhere we lookd something is being advcertised. Two of the best ways to advertise are radio and television. These two mediums effect virtually everyone. Most of us listen to the radio or watch televison at some point each day. Because of this, many of us are able to remember products by the jingles or slogans that are used. An example
Target Audiences Targeting is directing promotions of a product towards a group of individuals who are likely to buy it. Different products are targeted at different audiences. After a company determines their target audience that audience is researched in order to learn about lifestyle, attitudes, values, etc. Then companies can more effectively reach their audiences by knowing what t.v. shows they watch and what magazines they read. It is through the media that companies make impressions and i
Children And Television Violence What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence turns its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, schools, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples’ living rooms there sets an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. Children who view television are often pulled into the realistic, yet a devastating world of violence. Much research has gone into showing why childre
Teen Employment To Work or Not To Work According to juniorjobs.com more teens are working today then ever. In 1980 one out of every ten teens was working part time, and 1 out 20 teens was working full-time. Today those numbers have went down more than half. One out of every four teens work part time, and one out of every ten teens work full-time. In a recent survey of 100 working teens 60 % started working on their own and 40% were forced to work by their parents.(juniorjobs.com) Since I was in
Airframe By Michael Crichton Airframe 56 passengers are injured. Three are dead. People are shocked, terrified, confused. What happened on TPA flight 545? Why did it happen? Could it have been prevented? A very popular late night news show has the power to totally destroy an innocent airplane manufacturer. A race between a high executive working for Norton, and a news reporter from Newsline to outwit one another has begun. [this is where you would insert your own review here if needed. mine was
Elisa Takes On Herself “The Chrysanthemums” is a short story in The Long Valley, a collection of short stories by John Steinbeck. This story dramatizes the efforts made by a housewife, Elisa Allen, to compensate for the disappointments which she has encountered in her life. Steinbeck makes it clear that Elisa yearns for something more in her life then the everyday routines of farm life. While Elisa is portrayed as strong, in the end, her strength serves to be insufficient in having the courage t
Date Rape The following morning is a dreadful, long one that stays with you forever. The memories in your mind keep crawling up every night when you fall asleep. You keep asking yourself, “Why did it happen to me? What did I do wrong?” Yet no answer comes to mind, all that you can think of is being violated, being misled for a simple task-rape. Why does it happen to us? What do the men see when the door is opened and a gorgeous women stands in front of their eyes. The mind collapses trying to fi
Martian Chronicles The Issues of Past and Present! If the Martian Chronicles had been written in the 1999’s instead of fifty years ago, many issues and problems would change. Ray Bradbury wrote his book in 1946. In it he wrote about problems such as censorship, man’s cruelty to man, and loneliness. Each issue shows up in one or two of his chronicles. All of his issues affect every one of his characters in many different ways. Censorship is a main problem or issue today, and in the book it shows
Of Mice and Men “ The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place”(unknown). Life is all about making choices. One is born, as his or her own person, and it is up to her to decide who she wants to be and become. In life, opportunities play their role. One can choose what she wants to do with her life and how big of an impact their decision can make. The choices and the paths one takes can change a person’s life now and forever.
Steven King Paper If you have an imagination, let it run free. - Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to