Dorothy - 593 words
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9,1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4-6 depending on who you ask, was about the time Dorothy and Vivian began performing publicly in Baptist churches, and they toured the country as the gospel singing act, the "Wonder Children "Around the 1930's Dottie &Vivian joined a third girl (E ...
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Wordsworth William And Dorothy - 587 words
William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, were so close that not only did they live together for the majority of their lives, but also they each considered the other to be his or her closest confidante and inspiration. Like Wordsworth and his other close associate, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the relationship between William and Dorothy can be seen in each of their literary works. This is no more evident than in William's "I wandered lonely as a cloud" and Dorothy's April 15, 1802 published journal entry. Both of these works describe a field of daffodils, one in poetry, one in prose. The similarities between the two depictions of Dorothy's experience are not difficult to see. For instance, th ...
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The Danger Of Playing The Spor The 1920s And Dorothy Parkers Big Blondet - 3,329 words
... nger of Playing the Sport: The 1920s and Dorothy Parkers Big Blonde. The 1920s and early 1930s, also called the Jazz Age, was a time for fun and showing off. Dancing, going to dinner parties, and drinking and smoking with friends became the highlight of the times. The economical world had come to the forefront, placing great importance on commodities. Cars, jewelry, and an attractive partner were regarded as necessities. New promising careers became available to men, such as lawyers and bankers. The typical businessman image had emerged, which is still valued today, nearly sixty years later. However, womens economic opportunities remained limited, so they were forced to play the game: to ...
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Dorothy Van Ghent And Tristram Shandy's Primary Purposes - 1,786 words
The uniqueness of Tristram Shandy has pushed critics to see many different topics as the central concern of the work. It may even be an impossible task to pinpoint which of two seemingly contradictory themes Tristram is pursuing, because Tristram does not give us much of a beginning, middle, or end, preferring to stream along in digressive contentment. However, as Jean-Jacques Mayoux writes, it may be possible to transcend subjectivity by seeking coherence. In other words, by examining a theory under the lens of the relevant facts, we should able to see how much water it holds. It is with this in mind that we turn to On Tristram Shandy, a paper by Dorothy Van Ghent, which makes several claim ...
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Dorothy Day, Saint-worthy? - 948 words
Almost immediately after her death in 1980 controversy arose about whether Dorothy Day should be canonized a Saint by the Church. Now that the Vatican has approved the late Cardinal John O'Connor's request to consider Dorothy Day's 'cause,' the controversy is being rekindled. After converting, she dedicated her life to New York's poor and immigrants, building hospitality homes that operated much like homeless shelters. Her endeavor grew into the national Catholic Worker movement, a social justice crusade conducted in revolutionary tones new to the church. When she died, a multitude came down to the old dwelling off the Bowery to pay their respects, the way people had come to Catholic Worker ...
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Aids - 611 words
My cousin Christopher was 16 years old when he died. Christopher had been fighting the disease known as AIDS throughout his life, and I didnt know. I had always known when I was young that Christopher was sick in some way. His right hand was malformed and he had to receive a variety of injections each day from his mother. But as young as I was, I was never afraid of Chris or his sickness. Chris and I were friends as much as we were family. We would play spies together and hide on his steps as we watched our parents play cards. To me, Chris was a normal child who just needed some extra medicine. But after his death, I learned that his condition was much more serious then it appeared to be. Th ...
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Lillian Gish Silent Film Stardom - 1,034 words
The history of the great talent Lillian Gish is immeasurable. She has acted in more productions per decade then anyone else in this century. She has been in one hundred and five films alone, thats not counting all the on stage productions she has performed in. The amazing talents of this once beautiful young actress can be seen in any of her early silent films too. Way Down East and Orphans of the Storm are two of her earlier films that portray her exquisite skills. Yet none of this would be know if it wasnt for a mastermind of directing, D.W. Griffith. Gish would have lived a long unrecognized life of theatre and missed out on the most important part of her career, the silent film. Gish fir ...
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Margaret Atwood Biography - 473 words
Novelist, poet, short story writer, critic, teacher, and feminist Margaret Eleanor Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Atwood was the second of three children to Carl Edmond and Margaret Dorothy Killam Atwood. She went on to marry writer, Graeme Gibson, and give birth to a daughter named Jess. Atwoods religion was that of Immanent Transcendentalist. During her childhood, she spent her summers in Northern Quebec while her father fulfilled aspirations of being a forest entomologist. Her time spent in Northern Quebec during her youth, was a significant influence on the novel Surfacing which was published in 1972. Upon coming out of what Atwood often refers to a her da ...
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After The Bomb - 1,604 words
In this story they had been using the following places. Bunker - it is a small room underground, out side the house which is use for any emergency. It just happened that Philip was in the room and playing with guitar and his brother Matt looking for him and found him in the room, and Cara followed in. School Gym here where a party. Vista Del Valle a village where Cara live. Philip always slowdown whenever he ran past by here. Basement of Mr. Giamos House here where Philip found Mr. Giamo and his wife he presume that he could borrowed their car for transport to the hospital for his mother. Los Angeles here where the bomb strike. Burban ...
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The Neighbors - 1,505 words
I'm sure going to miss their great friendliness and hospitality. They were always so nice to me, and my mom and dad. They were probably the best neighbors we have ever had. I think Judy was the first friend I met when I moved here from Wisconsin. We were both so young, it's bad of me not going to the funeral. I'll probably regret that I didn't go later on but, I just couldn't handle it right now. "Yea Mom I'm upstairs, do you think that anyone has moved into the Smites house yet?" "Because all the lights are on. Also there is a car that looks like the Smites in the driveway." "You know that is impossible their car was totaled in the accident. The police had to cut the car in half to get the ...
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Short Story - 840 words
Hurry up, Lisa! Make a wish and blow the candles! exclaimed Mr and Mrs. Jones. It was Lisas 7th birthday and the Jones were celebrating it in their large, luxurious living room. Lisa was the happiest girl because she basically had everything, every toy she wanted. Her parents had her in their mid forties, so Lisa was a very valuable gift to them. So that was the reason why they bought her everything she asked for, making her the happiest yet the brattiest kid on earth. After Lisa made a wish and blew her candles off, Mr. Jones brought a huge box wrapped in fancy paper. With excitement, Lisa hurriedly unwrapped the box and took our the precious gift that was lying there. Lisa stared into the ...
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Chinese Economic Reform - 2,321 words
Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China's leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China's premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, which had had as their base ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 "Chinese leaders were searching for a solution to serious economic problems produced by Hua Guofeng, the man who had succeeded Mao Zedong as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader after Mao's death" (Shirk 35). Hua had demonstrated a desire to continue the ideologically based movements of Mao. Unfortunately, these movements h ...
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Chinese Economic Reform - 2,360 words
... China Plant." New York Times sct. D4). In addition, E.I. du Pont recently predicted "that its investments and business in China could increase as much as ten times by the end of the century" ("Du Pont Plans Increase In Chinese Investment." New York Times, sct. D2). Tellingly, du Pont's chairman attributed the company's negotiations of "as many as 28 new projects in China" to the fact "that the country's financial changes, improved infrastructure and rising disposable income has encouraged the company to expand its business activities" (Du Pont" pg. 23). The Chinese government has made conscientious attempts to promote the strength of the country's economy while protecting its citizens. ...
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Influence On Twentieth Century Detective Literature - 1,506 words
There are many different books, in many different genres. There are horror novels, love stories, suspenseful books, and detective stories. The detective story's evolution has been a long and eventful process. The man responsible for the biggest leap in the detective story was Arthur Conan Doyle. He gave the world Sherlock Holmes, who could be considered the greatest investigator in detective story history. Holmes was unique in detective story history. "... The reader's interest is captivated not only by the detective's "unique methods," but to perhaps to even a greater degree by "the singular personality of this remarkable man" (Sayers 10). Doyle also gave the world Dr. Watson, Holmes' sidek ...
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The Jungle - 1,472 words
A French philosopher once said that the greatest tyranny of democracy was when the minority ruled the majority. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle gives the reader a great example of exactly this. A man who earns his living honestly and through hard work will always be trapped in poverty, but a man who earns his living through lies and cheating will be wealthy. The Jungle portrays a Lithuanian family stuck in a Capitalistic country. It shows the ongoing struggle of a lower class that will never get farther in life as long as the minority of rich people rule over them. The Jungle conveys a struggle between Capitalism and Socialism. Socialism is the best way out for the peasants, but a Capitalistic A ...
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Emily Dickenson - 1,387 words
Faith Is Not All Its Cracked Up to Be. While much of Emily Dickinson's poetry has been described as sad or morose, the poet did use humor and irony in many of her poems. This essay will address the humor or irony found in five of Dickinson's poems: "Faith is a Fine Invention (185), I'm Nobody! Who are you?, A Service of Song and Success Is Counted Sweetest. The attempt will be made to show how Dickinson used humor or irony for the dual purposes of comic relief and to stress an idea or conclusion about her life and environment expressed by the poet in the respective poem. The most humorous or ironic are some of the shorter poems, such as the four lined stanzas of "Faith is a Fine Invention an ...
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Mental Illness - 1,213 words
Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness, Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link try to show whether there is a relation between mental illness which is linked to ethnicity and people with diverse backgrounds. In contrast, there is the view of Elaine Schowalter who is skeptical about doctors diagn ...
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Solace - 1,056 words
What can be more beautiful than love? More delightful to the ears than a bird chirping its melodious song of happiness on a Sunday morning? More heart melting than a single rose given to you by the one you adore? To be able to live and to see such beauty in life is a wonderful blessing. However, not many of us are bestowed with this gift. The majority of people are too busy or too consumed with the superficialities of life that they fail to take part in the splendor that is right in front of them. Whether it is intentional or not we are desecrating the world around us. It is a crime to be so incredibly unappreciative and unaware of the sacredness of Gods creations. The poem Solace, written b ...
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A Historiography Of - 2,564 words
The tales of the Arthurian legend are some of the most popular from medieval times, and the reason for this is primarily due to their fabulous nature. In them are the exploits of heroes and the machinations of villains, the workings of sorcerers and the existence of magical objects. They embody the noble themes of chivalry and sacrifice, as well as those of revenge and evil. Action, violence, and sex are all included, and as shall be seen, there are many religious connotations as well. There are probably few people who are not familiar with the Quest for the Holy Grail, even if it is from exposure to the movie by Monty Python. The tales as most people know them, however, are the end result o ...
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