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Bleeding Ireland and Black America
Bleeding Ireland and Black America Fall Road is deserted. Only a few dirt-caked, barefoot, Irishmen can be seen shivering in the adjacent park. We walk past the Catholic neighborhoods knowing, at any moment, buildings might explode and automatic weapon fire could lacerate the air on every side of us. Belfast is charming, apart from the harsh reality of guerrilla warfare and terrorism being common occurrences. For the first time, throughout my three month tour of seventeen different European coun...

Semantics
Semantics Semantics Essay Would you rather belong to the Apple Dumpling Gang or the Crypts? The connotation of the word gang reaches hit an all time low in the 1990\'s. We envision today\'s gang members as drug lords who kill each other on street corners. Society rejects and imprisons them. Once members of a gang simply shared common interests and enjoyed social acceptance, much as members of a club today. Many pairs of words have experienced a similar disagreement in connotation through...

Blind Conformity: Malcolm X
Blind Conformity: Malcolm X Tony Franklin ENC 1101 D.J. Henry 2/3/97 In today\'s world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, ...

Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton's Paradise Lost
Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton\'s Paradise Lost There is no reason to apply modern theories to Milton if we do not care whether Milton remains alive. However, if we wish him to be more than a historical artifact, we must do more than just study him against the background of his time. We must reinterpret him in light of the germane thought of our own age. -James Driscoll The Unfolding God Of Jung and Milton Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Miltons Paradise...

Shakespeare
Shakespeare Shakespeare\'s Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare\'s play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare\'s time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typica...

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 ...

Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Of all different kinds of cancer, skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Skin cancer is a disease which cancer cells are found on the outer layers of the skin. Your skin protects the body from heat, infection, light, injury and infection. It also stores fat, water, and vitamin D. The skin has two layers and several different kinds of cells. With a certain lifestyle these cells can become cancerous.(Prodigy Web Browser: An Introduction to skin ...

Snow Falling On Cedars
Snow Falling On Cedars Racism is the notion that ones own ethnic stock is superior to that of someone elses. Most all racism is as result of ignorance. Racism can range from a simple comment to make another human being feel inferior, to complex actions that make others feel unwelcome in society because of who they are. The theme of racism can be seen throughout literature. In the murder mystery novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, many examples of wartime racism are evident. The n...

Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams
Some Dreamers of Golden Dreams In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell. It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3) Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley. It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4) In this cu...

Song Of Solomon
Song Of Solomon The novel Song of Solomon has several recurring themes, including that of sexuality. Morrison effectively demonstrates these sexual themes relating to both sexes. Unlike in her other novels, both the men and women are searching for love, for valid sexual encounters, and above all, for a sense that they are worthy.(Bakerman 318) While Song of Solomon gives men a more prominent place, Morrison also shows the desires of women to break away from established society and to create an...

Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Summary of A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Book Report: Aldous Huxley\'s: A Brave New World Huxley\'s point of view in Brave New World is third person, omniscient (all-knowing). The narrator is not one of the characters and therefore has the ability to tell us what is going on within any of the characters\' minds. This ability is particularly useful in showing us a cross section of this strange society of the future. We can be with the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning in the Central Lo...

Summer- The way to highland park
Summer- The way to highland park There are two main reasons why I have chosen Summer: The Way to Highland Park as my essay. My first reason is I love the city. In the city there is an essence of the past, marred by the shameful present. Kazin captures this feeling of the city to the point you can almost smell the city. His scents and sights bring this story to life. This brings me to the other reason I chose this story. I find Alfred Kazins view of the world as refreshing. I find the world to b...

Swift's Real Argument
Swift\'s Real Argument God only knows from whence came Freud\'s theory of penis envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of reverse psychology, may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familiar with that style of persuasion, but his style is certainly comparable. Reverse psychology (as I chose to define it for this paper) means taking arguments that affirm an issue to such a degree that they seem absurd, and thu...

Swift's Real Argument
Swift\'s Real Argument Swift\'s Real Argument God only knows from whence came Freud\'s theory of penis envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of reverse psychology, may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familiar with that style of persuasion, but his style is certainly comparable. Reverse psychology (as I chose to define it for this paper) means taking arguments that affirm an issue to such a degree that th...

Interracial Relations and Marriages
Interracial Relations and Marriages Outline Thesis statement,: The United States has witnessed a considerable social and cultural desegregation of Black and Caucasian Americans. However, despite years of desegregation, racial and cultural differences still exist. I show these differences still exist in the institution of marriage. 1. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. A. Since the 1960\'s Blacks have been allowed to move into mainly Caucasian neighborhoo...

Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories
Symbol Use Within Two Short Stories The authors, Shirley Jackson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, both frequently use symbols within their stories The Lottery and Young Goodman Brown. Symbols are utilized as an enhancement tool to stress the theme of each story. Hawthorne uses names and objects to enhance the theme, and Jackson mainly utilizes names to stress the theme, although she does have one object as a symbol of great importance to the theme. The stories both contain symbols describing evil. T...

Symbolic Use of Ivory in 'Heart of Darkness'
Symbolic Use of Ivory in \'Heart of Darkness\' In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vague,muted descriptions, leaving a melange of possible meanings in the readers lap. One exception to this trend is Conrads symbolic use of ivory. Within the frame of the story, his references to ivory can obviously be seen as a representation of the white mans greed. Towards the end of the book ivory comes to symbolize the oozing evil that drips from the heart of darkness. It isnt long before Conr...

Symbolism in Huckleberry Finn
Symbolism in Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Questions 1. Compare and Contrast Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Although Tom and Hucklberry Finn have many things in common and are very good friends, they also live a life of two totally different lifestyles. Tom, who is a dreamer, lives a life out of romantic novels, and can be amusing and exasperating at the same time. He lives a life out of drama and brings out his imagination in a realistic way. He is amusing when showing h...

T S Eliot's 'The Waste Land'
T S Eliot\'s \'The Waste Land\' Cook 1 Research Paper T. S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliots writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem arti...

T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britai...

T.V Violence Affects Are Kids
T.V Violence Affects Are Kids Television is the biggest form of multimedia out there. Its most important role is to report the news and maintain communications between people around the world. Television\'s most influential, yet most serious aspect is its shows for entertainment. Violent children\'s shows like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and adult shows like NYPD Blue and Homicide almost always fail to show the characters resolve their differences in a non-violent manner, instead they show a mo...

Teaching Language In The United States
Teaching Language In The United States America is a nation filled with all different types of people. People of different color, languages, traditions, and dreams. Because we are a nation of immigrants, we do not share the characteristics of race, religion, ethnicity, or native language that} form the common bonds of society in other countries (Exploring Language 252). However, by agreeing to learn and use just one single language we have been able to unite many different people and create an in...

Term Paper on Gulliver's Travels
Term Paper on Gulliver\'s Travels Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swift\'s Gulliver\'s Travels have used the word extraneous more then once. Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life. But this is far from the truth. Swift wrote Gulliver\'s Travels, a book that has been assigned to students for years, and it is written from experience. Swift\'s experience with the Tories and their conflicts with the Whigs caused him to write books that mock religious beliefs, ...

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Society and
Tess of the D\'Urbervilles - Society and Thomas Hardy\'s Tess Of The D\'Urbervilles is a novel in which his protagonist and other characters are confronted by an almost endless array of moral and socially acceptable choices. Thomas Hardy makes the reader to take a critical look at the character\'s situation, the character\'s thought process and the impact of the character\'s decision making in the society in which they live. Thomas Hardy presents his reader with three major characters. They are ...

The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Adventures of Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain\'s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boy\'s coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800\'s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some time in the fictional town of St. Petersburg where a number of people attempt to influence him. Before the novel ...

United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating t...

The Comparison of Karl Mark and Matthew Arnold
The Comparison of Karl Mark and Matthew Arnold Through their writing, Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing views on the importance of internal and external functions of culture. In the first chapter of Culture and Anarchy, Sweetness and Light, Arnold describes culture as being responsible for the progress of politics and society and as the best knowledge and thought of the time (19). Matthew Arnolds culture is based on two main aspects, religion and education. Karl Marx, however...

The Crucible
The Crucible What creative ways we humans invent for persecuting each other. Isnt it amazing that despite all our scientific and humanitarian advances we, as a race, still feel the need to persecute each other? The Crucible is set in Salem, Massachusetts during the famous witch hunt held there in the late seventeenth century, but it was written in the United States during the famous witch hunt held there in the 1950s. Isnt it simply astounding how similar these events are? They are incomprehen...

The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST James Joyces 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...

The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in the
The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in the novels \'Th In every society, it is important for individuals to adhere to a set of principles in order to maintain order. In Dostoyevskys Crime and Punishment and Camus The Outsider , however, both protagonists ignored the values of their society. Raskolnikov and Meursault felt their own beliefs were significant, and through their actions they were able to express them. As a result, one man was judged as a social deviant, while the other man ...

The Effects and Implications of Sin in the Scarlet
The Effects and Implications of Sin in the Scarlet Letter Winnie Yang Oct. 29, 1996 Hon. English III Hour I The Effects and Implications of Sin in The Scarlet Letter Sin is the transgression of a moral code designated by either society or the transgressor. The Puritans of Boston in the novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, establish a rigid moral code by which to purge their society of deviants. As this society is inherently theocratic, the beliefs and restrictions established by re...

The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes
The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophes The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human un...

The ethics of Euthanasia
The ethics of Euthanasia Euthanasia, also mercy killing, practice of ending a life so as to release an individual from an incurable disease or intolerable suffering. The term is sometimes used generally to refer to an easy or painless death. Voluntary euthanasia involves a request by the dying patient or that person\'s legal representative. Passive or negative euthanasia involves not doing something to prevent deaththat is, allowing someone to die; active or positive euthanasia involves taking ...

The Evil of Fear
The Evil of Fear In The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the strict Puritan community of Salem is bombarded with the hysteria of witchcraft. It starts when five young girls of Salem are caught dancing in the forest. Instead as mere children playing, this behavior is viewed upon by the Puritans as the work of the devil. As the hysteria builds momentum, more and more accusations radiate. Reverend Hale, a well known expert on witches, is brought into Salem to \'cleanse\' the town of it\'s...

The Fear of Science
The Fear of Science The Fear of Science To live in the today\'s world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science can be traced back to the nineteenth century where scientist had to be secretative in experimenting with science. Although science did wonders in t...

The Flight
The Flight The Flight In the Flight author Steinbeck uses Naturalism in his story. Naturalism is the theory that there are greater forces that control our lives. In the Flight, a boy named Pepe kills a man and is forced to leave his home and go out on his own. In his adventure he encounters many difficulties and he counters it with his actions. One of his difficulties was his new environment and one of his counters was his religion. After Pepe left his home, his sister already knew his fate. S...

Equality
Equality I have a vision, that all people be treated equally. Race, religion, sex, age, and other petty differences should not mater. Every one has a rite to me here, on Earth. Everyone has a rite to be heard. I hope that some day, when a person looks at another they won\'t judge them until they actually meet them. Race, religion, sex, and age doesn\'t make someone any less of a person. Age should not mater. Both young and old have a rite to be heard. As long as a person is educated about someth...

The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis
The Grapes of Wrath - Critical Analysis Many writers in American literature try to instill the philosophy of their choosing into their reader. This is often a philosophy derived at from their own personal experiences. John Steinbeck is no exception to this. When traveling through his native Californian in the mid-1930s, Steinbeck witnessed people living in appalling conditions of extreme poverty due to the Great Depression and the agricultural disaster known as the Dust Bowl. He noticed that the...

The Hero
The Hero Many great literary novels have the protagonist, the main character of the novel, being portrayed as the hero. There are many different deeds and actions that can characterize a person as a hero such as saving someone from a burning house at the risk of one\'s own life. The main distinguishing characteristic of a true hero is self-sacrifice, whether it be scarifice of your own personal desires or ideals or sacrifice of physical well being to help others. There are a few novels in whic...

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,...

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Tiger\'s Real Name: Eldrick Woods. The nick-name Tiger was given to him by his father. It\'s the same nick-name of a South Vietnamese combat buddy, Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger\'s father\'s life a few times in the Vietnam War. Rumor had it that Tiger was planning to official change his name to Tiger Woods when he turned 21 this past December but sources say he didn\'t do it for some reason. Tiger\'s Dad: Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Earl Woods served 2 Tours of Duty in the Vietn...

THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS
THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS Survey of American Literature November 13, 1996 THE NEW LAND OF NEW IDEAS The 18th century Americans turned their backs on the old ideas of the Puritans. The Puritans believed in the population acting within the religious ways of the times. The 18th century population turned their lifestyles to a lifestyle of self interest. This lifestyle was dedicated to the goal of obtaining wealth and prestige among the community. DeCrevecouer writes: He is arrived on a new continent...

'The Pardoner's Tale'
\'The Pardoner\'s Tale\' The root of all evil is money. Because this phrase has been repeated so many times throughout history, one can fail to realize the truth in this timeless statement. Whether applied to the corrupt clergy of Geoffrey Chaucers time, selling indulgences, or the corrupt televangelists of today, auctioning off salvation to those who can afford it, this truth never seems to lose its validity. In Chaucers famous work The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of...

The portrayal of women in the novels 'One Hundred
The portrayal of women in the novels \'One Hundred Years of So The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. The portrayal of women in the novels One Hundred years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits differs greatly. In One Hundred Years of Solitude empowerment comes only through age, for instance Ursula Iguaran, the matriarch of the Buendia family and to some extent Macondo, or through strength of s...

The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet
The Puritan Society in N Hawthorne\'s \'The Scarlet Letter\' The Puritan Society in N. Hawthorne\'s The Scarlet Letter In the introductory sketch to Nathaniel Hawthorne\'s novel the The Scarlet Letter, the reader is informed that one of the author\'s ancestors persecuted the Quakers harshly. The latter\'s son was a high judge in the Salem witch trials, put into literary form in Arthur Miller\'s The Crucible (Judge Hathorne appears there). We learn that Hawthorne feels ashamed for their dee...

The Right to Bear Arms
The Right to Bear Arms Article: Bible offers remedy for nations reaping what it has sowed, Rev. Jim Williams. Orlando Sentinel Tribune, Section: Osceola Sentinel, page 5; August 24, 1996 Researching the issue of the right to bear arms was somewhat difficult at first because I really did not know what to focus on. I did find this article, though, and it really interested me because of the different perspective it took on the issue. The article starts off with a quote from the Bible, so the rea...

The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyim
The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyim 2/13/97 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam presents an interesting challenge to any reader trying to sort through its heavy symbolism and not-so-obvious theme. Not only does the poem provide us with a compelling surface story, but a second look at the text can reveal a rich collection of seperate meanings hidden in the poem\'s objective descriptions and sprawling narrative-which in the space of a few pages includes such disparate characters as the Moon, God, the Snake (and ...

The Subjectivity of the Character 'Safie' in Frank
The Subjectivity of the Character \'Safie\' in Frankenstein The Subjectivity of the Character Safie in Frankenstein Even though she is only mentioned in Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein for a relatively brief period, the character, Safie, is very interesting as she is unique from the other characters in that her subjectivity is more clearly dependent on her religion and the culture of her nation. Contrasts can be made between the Orient and the European society which attempts to interpret it. Ofte...

The Sun Also Rises Take Home Test
The Sun Also Rises Take Home Test The Sun Also Rises Take-home Test by Matt Grier Literary Analysis and Composition 5th Period Mrs. Joan Leary January 6th, 1997 1. Although Jake is dedicated to his work, discuss the fact that his choice of friends, Harvey Stone, Bill Gorton, Mike Campbell, and Lady Brett Ashley suggest that his own life lacks depth and commitment. While Jake Barnes has some dedication and ethics, he leads a life that lacks depth and commitment-just like the lives that his friend...

The Theme of Prejudice in 'To Kill A Mocking Bird'
The Theme of Prejudice in \'To Kill A Mocking Bird\' The theme of prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird is much more than just a case of black and white. The entire novel is about prejudice in it\'s many forms, the most prominent case of prejudice is the racism and hate between the blacks and whites. The whole town of Maycomb is based on stereotypes of it\'s inhabitants, that are passed down from generation to generation. Rumors run rampid and very little truth is usually in them. So Jem received ...