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Secret Lion
Secret Lion
Secret Lion Secret Lion The first passage is a simile. This can be supported by its definition. A simile means comparing two essentially unlike things through the use of a specific word. The passage is comparing junior high school to a roaring lion. You can see that junior high school is not like a lion itself but it is being compared to one. The second passage is a personification. Personification means that something nonhuman is given human qualities. The passage states, Nature seemed to keep
Bleeding Ireland and Black America
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
Self-expression
Self-expression
self-expression Essay - Self-expression Self-expression is a way in which a person can express his or her thought processes through hand gestures, writing and verbalization. The “Webster’s Dictionary” defines it as “expression of one’s own personality or emotion.” Sometimes, people use hand gestures when they are trying to express a point. Usually, the person doesn’t realize that they are moving their hands. Another way a person can “expression one’s own personality” is with writing. Journals or
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Abuse The clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect information reports that “One in four girls will be sexually abused before they turn 14 and one in three will be sexually abused before they turn 18.” Boys aren’t in the clear either. They also reported that “One in seven boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.” You ask “How could this be happening?” This is happening because child molesters are being let off too easy! In this speech I am going to convince you that we need tough
Shakespeare
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
Shakespeare And His Theater
Shakespeare And His Theater
Shakespeare And His Theater Compared to the technical theaters of today, the London public theaters in the time of Queen Elizabeth I seem to be terribly limited. The plays had to be performed during daylight hours only and the stage scenery had to be kept very simple with just a table, a chair, a throne, and maybe a tree to symbolize a forest. Many say that these limitations were in a sense advantages. What the theater today can show for us realistically, with massive scenery and electric lighti
Ebonics
Ebonics
Ebonics INTRODUCTION This is an English exam paper prepared for the EVU2-EDB course at Niuernermik Ilinniarfik, Nuuk. The main topic of this paper is the USA, and I have chosen to concentrate on a fairly new issue, the language know as Ebonics. There have always been changes in the English language. This is how the language came about and evolved from standard British English to American English. During the last few years, as the world has become more sensitive to the rights of minorities, women
Slang in America
Slang in America
Slang in America For hundreds of years, English has been continuously changing. Words that were unacceptable 300 years ago are now commonplace. English has always had a trademark of being a comfortable language, the language of the common people (MacNeil 143). Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. Among them are the use of slang, clipped word endings, and new dialects. Some Conservatives do not like changes because they claim t
Society's Influence on Morals
Society's Influence on Morals
Society\'s Influence on Morals Society’s Influence on Morals The atrocities of the Holocaust have prompted much inquiry by researchers to understand how humans can behave so cruelly toward their fellow man. Theories have been formed that cite the men of Battalion 101 as “exceptions” or men with “faulty personalities,” when, in fact, they were ordinary men. The people who attempted to perform a genocide were the same people as you and me with the only difference being the environment in which the
Ellison's Battle Royal
Ellison's Battle Royal
Ellison\'s Battle Royal In Battle Royal, Ellison shows us various things to bring our attention to the pain the minority group suffered. In doing this Ellison shows us relationships between the torment they felt to our feelings for them. When the boys enter the boxing ring, they are shown off like animals. The woman dancing represents the sick pleasure derived from the boys\' torture. Ellison shows us a picture of the human mind, in seeing something to lust after then watching young men being
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland, Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a house on the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven, like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a young child he would wonder why he was a slave, and why everyone can\'t be equal. His thoughts frequently came back to him, leaving him with a great hatred for slavery. In 1836, Frederick
Standard-english
Standard-english
standard-english There are several important events before 1500 that when listed together show a series of steps in the struggle for English language supremacy. These steps are mainly governmental, legal and official events that pushed English usage. In 1356 The Sheriff\'s Court in London and Middlesex were conducted in English for the first time. When Parliament opened in 1362 the Statute of Pleading was issued declaring English as a language of the courts as well as of Parliament, but it was n
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are Hardo Baker HCOM 197 Independent Studies Journal (Woman Hollering Creek and other stories) (By Sandra Cisneros) Chapter One Section One My Friend Lucy Upon opening the book and reading the first paragraph I noticed a strangeness in the writing. I said to myself that these are run-on sentences. I had to go back and read the first paragraph all over because it did not make sense to me at first. As I read on, I thought to myself that either this individual is illiterate or she w
Steinbeck
Steinbeck
Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930\'s and 1940\'s, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of the poor and the oppressed to survive in modern society, and the confrontation between man and his destiny.1 Steinbeck wrote 17 novels, numerous short stories, seve
Story telling
Story telling
story telling Storytelling is as old as speech. Once upon a time, everyone was a storyteller. To fight boredom and keep themselves company, these early storytellers chanted as they worked, telling the story of what they were doing. Then I stories became narratives involving other people and the elements, and storytellers told tales of heros, myths, and legends. The art of storytelling evolved naturally because some people preferred telling tales and other preferred listening to them. As society
Student Rights
Student Rights
Student Rights Student\'s Rights by Q.T.M. McConnell Are you in the mood for some good reading? The other day I was in the Guidance Office looking for guidance when I saw an unassuming three page packet. Having nothing else to do, I picked one up and began reading. I learned that the name of this little manual is the Student\'s Rights and Responsibilities Bill. I thought to myself, my, what a great place is La Follette, that I can simply walk into my guidance office and learn my rights as a stu
Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Patriot
Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Patriot
Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Patriot Nearly three centuries ago, African slaves were brought to the New World and put into slavery. They were treated more cruelly in the United States than in any other country that had ever practiced slavery, and ever since its prohibition, African-Americans have fought oppression. Martin Luther King Jr., would aid immensely in this fight. He was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1929. His father, Martin Luther King Sr. Was a Baptist minister and also preached for
T.V Violence Affects Are Kids
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
Tale Of Two Cities
Tale Of Two Cities
Tale Of Two Cities In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in England on February 7, 1812 near the south coast. His family moved to London when he was ten years old and quickly went into debt. To help support himself, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse when he was twelve. His father was soon imprisoned for debt and shortly thereafter the rest of the family split apart. Charles continued to work at the
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King There are many important things that shape the delivery of your speech. Among the most important parts of delivery involved are voice production and articulation. Other important parts of delivery include methods, gestures, eye contact, and the clothing that you wear. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of the most influential speakers of this century. The delivery and language of King\'s speeches has earned him this label. In the next paragraph I shall examine King\'s de
TEMPEST
TEMPEST
TEMPEST The Other in the Tempest In order to understand the characters in a play, we have to be able to distinguish what exactly makes them different. In the case of The Tempest, Caliban, the sub-human slave is governed largely by his senses, making him the animal that he is portrayed to be and Prospero is governed by sound mind, making him human. Caliban responds to nature as his instinct is to follow it. Prospero, on the other hand, follows the art of justifiable rule. Even though it is easy t
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950\'s starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and love for your enemy.
The Births of Kings
The Births of Kings
The Births of Kings The Birth of Kings Two plays, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare and Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles share a common bond of illusion and innocence. The protagonists in both plays appear at the beginning only to have changed so that reality has broken through the illusion with less than desirable results for either. In these two plays, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. This is a bat
United States of American: Personal Freedom
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
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges Racism has been a steady problem all through time. One of the most troublesome areas of racism is in places of education. Finding a cure for this would be a major step towards ending racism in general. No one has ever thought of a solution yet, and racism will be strong as long as there isn\'t one. It all started back when the colonists traded certain goods for slaves. They had never seen a black person before and thought of them as lower human beings because they did all of t
Racism Today
Racism Today
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
The deeper meaning to the poem
The deeper meaning to the poem
the deeper meaning to the poem THE DEEPER MEANING TO THE POEM We often call Edgar Allen Poe one of the fathers of terror and mystery. His twisted, Macabre tales and poems are filled with great detail and often end with a dismal twist. The Conqueror Worm is one example of his masterful rhymes and tells how a play on life turns into reality for mankind. The setting is a theater but it is not just a site for plays. Poe describes it to be that way to trick the reader, but the theater is actually t
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation The Defining of a Nation “My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning to my country. One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that populate it
The development of Rousseau and Raskolnikov in the
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 Dostoyevsky’s 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 Essay
The Essay
The Essay It was March 15, 1997. The time too early to remember. What was clear however, was the fact that I was soon going to be on my own in a country where I did not know the language or the people that I would be meeting there and staying with. The adrenaline rushed through me as I packed the last of my things and ran out of the door. I closed the door to my house and jumped in the car. The idea of leaving America and going to Japan seemed to really not have hit me yet, but now that I look b
The Fate of The Blind
The Fate of The Blind
The Fate of The Blind There\'s a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will. These words from Hamlet are echoed, even more pessimistically, in Shakespeare\'s later play, The Tragedy of King Lear where Gloucester says: Like flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport. In Lear, the characters are subjected to the various tragedies of life over and over again. An abundance of cyclic imagery in Lear shows that good people are abused and wronged regardles
The Franklin's Interruption of the Squire in the C
The Franklin's Interruption of the Squire in the C
The Franklin\'s Interruption of the Squire in the Canterbury T The Squire\'s tale ends two lines into its third section, and following this abrupt termination is the wordes of the Frankeleyn to the Squier. The Franklin praises the young Squire\'s attempt at a courtly romance and says that he wishes his own son was more like the Squire. This is followed by the wordes of the Hoost to the Frankeleyn. Many critics believe that the words of the Franklin to the Squire are intended as an interrupti
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English The Function of Profanity in Modern English I.B. Extended Essay Fall, 1996 Table Of Contents . Chapter 1- Introduction and Clarification Chapter 2- Everyday Usage of Profanity Chapter 3- How Profanity Offends Chapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and Taboo Chapter 5- Phatic and Emotive Language Chapter 6- The Employment of Substitutes Chapter 7- A Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 8- The Use of Profanity in the Media Chapter 9- Conclusions Bibli
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
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 Good Earth
The Good Earth
The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book, The Good Earth. Wang Lung is a rice farmer who gains all his wealth through the land. He struggles to move from poverty to a well respected wealthy man. Wang Lungs character portrays a man\'s unselfishness, determination, and loyalty towards his family and friends. Wang Lung\'s caring and generous nature towards his family and friends make him a well- liked person. During the drought Wang Lung feeds the famil
The Great Gatsby Essay
The Great Gatsby Essay
The Great Gatsby Essay James Baldwin looked upon reality and illusion through the eyes of a great author. He saw that all authors live in reality, while everyone else lives in a sense of illusion, or not knowing the whole truth. He shows us that the author must question everything, breaking down the illusions that are set up by people and by our society. Baldwin shows that normal people don\'t question everything, and therefore are fooled by illusions may times. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald su
The Assassination of MLK
The Assassination of MLK
The Assassination of MLK One of the world\'s best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr. synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. (Carson 1). However, these protest strategies only furthered racial segregation, resulting in the eventual death of King. Michael King, who was later known as Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929, at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. His roots were in the African-American Baptist chu
The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness The Heart of Darkness Symbolism has long been a tool of the storyteller, finding its origins in the folklore of our earliest civilizations. In more recent years, however, symbolism has taken on a new role, forming the skeleton upon which the storyteller builds the tales of his or hers thoughts and adventures. Knowing the power of this element, Joseph Conrad uses symbols to help the reader explore dark interiors of men. The symbols become a vehicle that carry the audience fr
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement Segregation was an attempt by white Southerners to separate the races in every sphere of life and to achieve supremacy over blacks. Segregation was often called the Jim Crow system, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During Reconstruction, which followed the Civil War (186
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 Labours of Mendevolin
The Labours of Mendevolin
The Labours of Mendevolin THE LABOURS OF MENDEVOLIN ACT I SCENE I (HIGH PRIEST on stage right. Enter MENDEVOLIN stage left. HIGH PRIEST crosses to centre stage to meet MENDEVOLIN there.) MENDEVOLIN: High Priest Marchand! HIGH PRIEST: Ahh Mendevolin, it is such a pleasure to see you again. MENDEVOLIN: Let\'s disperse with the pleasantries. Take me to my father. HIGH PRIEST: There are things you must know Mendevolin. Your father has not been well. He has been slowly passing away for the last few m
The Injustice of Slavery
The Injustice of Slavery
The Injustice of Slavery Slaves were people who were taken from their home land in Africa and brought to America, to serve as servants on farms, doing household chores, etc. Slaves were used from the beginning of time, by people like the Egyptians. Now a days it is illegal to own slaves, but it still happens. And to this day African Americans are discriminated. In my opinion, that is just not fair, they did not ask to come over to our country, we brought them here. We are the ones to blame. Yet,
The Old
The Old
The Old Matt Shouse English 132 House The Old Authors use many tactics to reveal a character’s personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter’s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters’ conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This connection gives the audience a clear understanding of the lonel
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 Pardoner's Tale'
'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 Chaucer’s 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 Chaucer’s famous work The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of
The Phsychological Suffrage of Former Slaves
The Phsychological Suffrage of Former Slaves
The Phsychological Suffrage of Former Slaves KEVIN PESNELL OUTLINE Thesis: The cruelties of slavery were not over after emancipation, and in Beloved, to my particular liking, the deep psychological suffrage of former slaves is told through flashbacks to past tragedies, memories, and nightmares. Introduction: Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987) was her fifth novel, and consequently the most controversial work she had ever written. Morrison was working as a senior editor at the publishing firm Random H
THE PUBLICS RIGHT TO KNOW
THE PUBLICS RIGHT TO KNOW
THE PUBLICS RIGHT TO KNOW The Constitutional responsibility of the press is to inform the public. The First Amendment comes into direct conflict with the rights and responsibilities of media coverage. There is a fine line between personal privacy and the publics right to know. The constitution overrides the option of privacy beside the amendment of freedom of speech or freedom of the press. Freedom of the press is to be guarded as an inalienable right of the people in a free society. Freedom of
The Scaffold's Power
The Scaffold's Power
The Scaffold\'s Power The Scaffold\'s Power Recurring events show great significance and elucidate the truth beneath appearances. In The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne chooses the scaffold scenes to show powerful differences and similarities. Each scaffold scene foreshadows the next and brings greater understanding of the novel. By beginning with the first, continuing with the middle, and ending with the last platform scene, we can gain a better understanding of this masterpiece. At the begi
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 Stone Angel
The Stone Angel
The Stone Angel THE STONE ANGEL Anger and disappointment can be a source of many things. Hagar\'s anger and disappointment can be seen from her guilt and her criminal ways. Through Hagar\'s guilt she feels anger for what she did and disappointment for what could have been. In the first paragraph of the book when she is telling about the stone angel on her mother\'s grave she states, I wonder if she stands there yet, in memory of her who relinquished her feeble ghost as I gained my stubborn one…