The Cultural Expedition - 687 words
Throughout the United States and a good portion of the world, popular consensus claims a love for traveling to exotic locations, popular locations such as the Caribbean or any other warm and sunny islands dotted around the world. Avey, the protagonist in author Paule Marshalls Praisesong for the Widow, engages in a cruise to and throughout the Caribbean islands with two of her friends. However, for Avey, this cruise would be a trip like non other. In what seems like a coincidental series of events, Avey is immersed into a culture to which she has been exposed to but has limited understanding, a culture she will soon explore in significant depth. Aveys cruise turns out to be an extensive expe ...
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George Washington - 1,067 words
Born February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, he was the first son of his father Augustine's second marriage; his mother was the former Mary Ball of Epping Forest. When George was about three, his family moved to Little Hunting Creek on the Potomac, then to Ferry Farm opposite Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock in King George County. In the interim, the powerful Fairfax family of neighboring Belvoir introduced him to the accomplishments and appropriateness of mannered wealth and, in 1748, provided him his first adventure. That year Lord Fairfax dispatched him with a party that spent a month surveying Fairfax lands in the still-wild Shenandoah. In the expedition, he began to appreciate the ...
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Lost Colony - 741 words
The Different viewpoints of what happened to the missing people. Jamestown is thought by most of our general population to be the first colony in the New World. This is only half true. Jamestown is considered our first successful colony, however it was not our first attempt at a colony. There were a few attempts to colonize the New World before Jamestown and one in particular that is found to be interesting is Raleigh also known as the Lost Colony. It received this name due to the fact that the colonists that settled this colony disappeared very mysteriously. This poses the question of "What happened to the people of Raleigh?" There are many different viewpoints of what occurred to the colon ...
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Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,038 words
The Lewis and Clark expedition across the present day United States began May 14, 1804. With the approval of President Jefferson and the U.S. Congress, Lewis and Clark gathered an exploration party of about four dozen men. These men headed off to discover Western America. On September 1, 1805, they arrived at the Bitterroot Mountains, near present day Idaho. This began a nightmare that would not end until they reached modern-day Weippe. September 1, 1805, the explorers set out traveling west, heading into rough, seldom traveled, mountainous country. They stopped at todays North Fork of the Salmon River, known as Fish Creek to Lewis and Clark, where they caught five fish, and were able to kil ...
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Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,075 words
... nches in depth. Captain Clark walked in front to find the trail, which was near impossible, due to the snow. Captain Clark wrote, I have been wet and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life (De Voto 240). At noon, the party halted on the top of the mountain to warm and dry themselves a little while the horses grazed on some near by grass. All of the men were in fear of freezing. They were able to hike six more miles before setting up camp. Here, they were forced to kill a second colt to eat. That night, while the men slept, the horses, which were near starvation, strayed in search of grass. September 17, it took the men the whole morning to find the horses and bring them in. At on ...
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Liver Cromwell - 1,746 words
Sir Oliver Cromwell was a strong and well-outspoken person. Though he came from an average middle-class family. He became a member of parliament in 1640; he used his resources such as fellow parliament relatives to be elected. He became active in parliament with subjects on religion and Theyre where three major characteristics of Cromwells childhood. They were his social connections, his parents, and his schooling. Cromwells family was neither poor nor rich. Once he spoke to Parliament saying I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurityhowel. He came from a middle-class family with a mark of gentility. He grew up in Huntingdon, England. gaunt He ...
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Thomas Jefferson - 795 words
Thomas Jefferson is a American leader and political philosopher, author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States. (1801-1809) Jefferson was among the most brilliant American exponents of the Enlightenment, the movement of 18th-century thought that emphasized the possibilities of human reason. A Virginia aristocrat, he had the time and resources to educate himself in history, literature, law, architecture, science, and philosophy; as diplomat and friend of French and British intellectuals, he had direct access to motivation and the opportunity to apply Enlightenment political philosophy to the task of nation- During his 20s, Jefferson read voraciously i ...
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Crazy Horse - 1,234 words
... ny and C.F. Smith. During the summer of 1868 his requestwas accepted. The troops moved. A civil war hero William TecumsehSherman moved into the territory as the new commander of the plains. He had plans to get the treaty signed. His hopes were to,shut up the congressional critics, get the Sioux to agree on atreaty and maintain the army's morale. After negotiations weremade Red Cloud lead one hundred-and twenty-five leaders of theSioux nations to sign the treaty of 1868. This treaty guaranteed "absolute and undisturbed use of the Great Sioux Reservation. Noperson shall ever be permitted to pass over, settle upon, orreside in territory described in this article, or withoutconsent of the In ...
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Frankenstein - 476 words
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Frakenstein - 1,278 words
Author: Mary Shelley Country England Title Frankenstein Genre: Fiction/Horror 1. Characters, with a brief description of each. Victor Frankenstein: He is the main character, a paradigm of ambition and curiosity. He does not know when to stop, and therefore loses everything. Elizabeth Lavenza: She is the sweet sister-bride of Victor. With flawless personality, she represents the hope for escape to a good future. Caroline: As Victor's mother, she is as generous as can be. A bit controlling, she desires the marriage of Victor and Elizabeth from day one. Alphonse: Victor's father, a man who is kind and caring towards those in need. His happiness depends on the happiness of his children. If that ...
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Penelope And Sarah - 1,381 words
BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN IS A GREAT WOMAN Most ancient texts were written by men. It is important to remember this. The writers made sure that men were always the heroes, the powerful ones-- the important ones. Women always seem to lay in the background. However, we must not blame this solely on the writers. Historically, women have not been treated as equals. One cannot help but observe that in the specific area of family life a widespread social and cultural tradition has considered women's role to be exclusively that of wife and mother. As a wife, a woman was expected to obey and serve her husband. Men saw women as, what they believed to be, the fulfillment of Gods intention: "It is not good ...
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Columbus And Cabeza De Vaca - 867 words
The audiences role in their writings Christianity was found to be a necessity in Spain under the rule of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. They were known as the Catholic Kings due in part to the Spanish Inquisition. The Inquisition, which started in 1478, led to the persecution of all non-Catholics. The persecution of the non-Catholics included the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. When the Jews were ran out of Spain it gave way for German and Italian Financiers to capitalize on Spains economy. The need for the people of Spain to have a strong belief of Christianity is clearly presented in Columbuss Journals and in Cabeza de Vacas Relation. The major role that Christianity played i ...
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Lysistrata Of Aristophanes - 1,179 words
Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athens warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was engaged in war, he relentlessly and wittliy attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre. It primarily deals with two themes, war and the power of sexuality.. Lysistrata (an invented name meaning, She Who Puts an End to War) has summoned the women of Athens to meet her at the foot of Acropolis. She puts before them the easy invitation that they must never ...
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The Call Of The Wild - 1,110 words
... ing Black Burton during a barroom brawl, and another time by pulling Thornton out of a series of dangerous rapids. In another act of devotion, Buck wins Thornton a $1,600 bet by single-handedly pulling a thousand pounds on a sled. Thornton and his two partners, Hans and Pete, use the money to support an expedition to find a lost mine. They finally find it and begin mining. Buck runs free through the forests as the men dig for gold, continually testing himself against the harsh environment. When Buck returns to camp and discovers that Yeehat Indians have surprised and killed his owner and the two other men, he loses his last connection to mankind and civilization and turns back to his wil ...
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The Cruciblesalem Witch Trials Vs The Mccarthy Hearings - 349 words
In the play, The Crucible, many parallels can be found in reference to the 1950 Communist trials led by Joe McCarthy. In this work by Arthur Miller, the events of the 1692 Salem witch trials parallel those of the McCarthy trials, in that, both events were not only based on insubstantial evidence but caused mass hysteria that destroyed the lives and reputations of those involved. In the Salem witch trials, insubstantial evidence was present in each of the events. People trying to save themselves from being prosecuted created the evidence from the witch trials. The parallel of the McCarthy trials was that people would falsely accuse other people of being a member of the Communist party. One of ...
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Deliverance Disorientation Leads To Knowledge - 814 words
Disorientation leads to knowledge. Man can learn from being in a situation that is unfamiliar to him. No matter what one learns from a teacher, a parent, or a book, the only way to ever learn something is to experience it. Whether it is a job, sport, or learning survival, in order to learn from events such as these, a person must experience them. The novel Deliverance is a great example on how disorientation leads to knowledge. All four characters leave their trip with different beliefs. They all change their initial feelings of disorientation. Lewiss belief is based on doing. He states, its not going to be what your title says you do, but what you end up doing. In this quote Lewis is talkin ...
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Into Thin Air A Personal Response - 673 words
In Jon Krakauers Into Thin Air, a non-climbing reader is thrown into a flurry of new vocabulary and surprising events. At many points in the book, confusion and excitement set in simultaneously. There are many aspects of this story that prove to be intriguing and interesting, but there were also several less-exciting parts. Krakauer uses excellent story-telling techniques that depicted much detail, and has a brilliant way of determining tone throughout the book. It was necessary for Krakauer to use a considerable amount of exposition in order to provide a correct and full depiction of the history, lives and motives of both former and present climbers. He is very helpful to the non-climber an ...
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John Donne - 1,958 words
John Donne uses poetry to explore his own identity, express his feelings, and most of all; he uses it to deal with the personal experiences occurring in his life. Donne's poetry is a confrontation or struggle to find a place in this world, or rather, a role to play in a society from which he often finds himself detached or withdrawn. His intellectual knottiness, his stress on poetry as speech rather than song, and his intense and irregular rhythms all required a good deal of getting used to, and there were many who could not or would not adjust their ears and minds to the wealth that his poetry contains. I am compelled to write about John Donne not just by the works that he has accomplished, ...
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European Conquest Into America - 313 words
If one looks at the encounters between Europeans and Native Americans during the fifteenth century and beyond, it is obvious to see a trend of invasion, conquest, slavery, and eventually death lurking about the historical documents describing that time. The expeditions into the New World by Europeans during the fifteenth century cant be easily labeled as invasions. These conquests were more of a sort of cultural exchange than anything else. Especially on the part of the Europeans, who sought out to Christianize the world. Such as stated by Christopher Columbus, As I saw that they were very friendly to us, and perceived that they could be much more easily converted to our holy faith by gentle ...
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