Hinton - 514 words
S.E. Hinton is considered to be one of the greatest writers about youth of all time. Since she often writes from a boys point of view, she uses her initials S.E. instead of her name Susan Eloise. She explains this by saying, I figured that most boys would look at the book and think, What can a chick know about stuff like that? She was born in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was raised there and went to college at the University of Tulsa, with education as her major. She wrote her first, and probably most famous novel, The Ousiders, at age 16. It was published three years later in 1967. From this book she became known as the "Voice of the Youth." After having writers block for three years becaus ...
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Heart Of Darkness - 1,567 words
Joseph Conrad's novella, Heart of Darkness, tells a story about a journey experienced by Marlow, the main character, and how the different symbolizations of light and darkness change his viewpoints on the true nature of mankind. Joseph Conrad grew up in Polish Ukraine. Conrads father, Apollo, was arrested on suspicions of involvement with revolutionary activities. From then on, the family was thrown into exile. Conrads mother died of tuberculosis in 1865. At age eleven Joseph Conrad was left an orphan. There is a group of men aboard an English ship that is sitting on the Thames. The group includes a Lawyer, an Accountant, a Captain, and the main character Marlow. Marlow is a stationary man, ...
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Censorship - 687 words
The First Amendment of the United States expresses that, "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." However, the list of banned books in public schools as well as in public libraries is quite extensive. Most proponents of literary censorship, both parents and organized public groups, act with what they perceive to be highest cause: protecting their families as well as their communities from evils and injustices. They see that they are preserving the values and ideals that the entire society should take in to account. The result, nevertheless, is always the denial of anothers right to read. And by denying the right to read, you deny the intellectual freedom ...
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1984 1 - 1,205 words
... it for his next victim to enter his store. The Ministry of Truth is a place where history and facts--significant and insignificant are rewritten to reflect the party's utopian beliefs. They thoroughly destroy the records of the past; they print up new, up to-date editions of old newspapers and books; and they know corrected versions will be replaced by another, re-corrected one. Their goal is to make people forget everything- facts, words, dead people, and the names of places. How far they succeed in obliterating the past is not fully established in Orwell's description; clearly they try hard and they score impressive results. The ideal of complete oblivion may not have been reached, yet ...
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Captain Courageous - 863 words
This book is about a young boy (Harvey Cheyne) who is the son of an American millionaire who owns several railroads, and lumberyards in the pacific states. A northeastern fishing boat rescues him when he falls into the ocean off of another larger boat on his way to Europe to finish his education. The boat he falls into is called the Were Here and it is navigated by Disko Troop . Harvey requests that they turn the fishing boat around and take him back to New York. The fishers say how there is no way they can turn the boat around unless the receive a certain payment of around ten dollars, this seems very cheep to Harvey. He reaches in his pocket to pull out his wad of money it is gone and he i ...
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Rimwalkers - 626 words
Gr. 6-10. Fourteen-year-old Victoria Moore has always seen herself as living in the shadow of her popular younger sister, Sara. Then the girls spend the summer at their grandparents' midwestern farm with their cousins, quiet, dependable Elijah and renegade, dare-devil Rennie. The boys and Tory (as Rennie calls her) form a bond that revolves around the team spirit required to do the farm chores, the treacherous rim-walking that Rennie is so good at, and a mysterious ghost child. For the first time, it's Victoria who belongs and Sara who's left isolated and vulnerable to the pull of the lonely child spirit. When tragedy strikes and Sara almost dies, Tory fears that her rejection of Sara may ha ...
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Literary Analisis For A Tale Of Two Cities - 1,881 words
This paper is a literary analysis over the book A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens. It contains information about the author, plot, and characters in the story. Devices and styles used to complete the book are also in this paper. On February 7, 1812 in Portsea, Charles Dickens began his life. His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. When Charles was two, the family moved to London. At age twelve, Charles worked in a factory pasting labels on bottles of shoe polish. He only worked there for a few months, but it was a miserable experience that would remain with him his whole life. Dickens attend ...
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Billy Budd - 1,415 words
Ideologies. They are systems of ideas and ways of thinking. Systems of beliefs, thus relating to politics, society, or to the conduct of a class or group. These systems are used to justify actions. A way to explain the world to individuals, especially, one that is held as a whole and maintained regardless of the course of events. They can be used to interpret the social world. In Herman Melvilles, Billy Budd, the sailor, social ideologies are shown when the main character, William Budd, is killed. His death is than justified by the martial laws of the British navy. The dilemma of the just man who has good intentions, but must act in accordance with earthly standards. How a noble and patrioti ...
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Stephen King - 1,032 words
... "good life", she prepared them for college, and encouraged King to submit his writings. As a result, he began to apply his analytical abilities and imagination to his everyday surroundings. King wrote and published a small satiric newspaper called "The Village Vomit" during his sophomore year in high school. This was a little newspaper that cruelly lampooned a number of teachers at Libson (Maine) High School, where King attended (Commire 64). Just as a political cartoon does, "The Village Vomit" used satire to make a mockery of individuals for the purpose of humor. Unfortunately for King, a copy of this newspaper found it's way into the hands of a faculty member, and as King describes it ...
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Judy Blume - 911 words
Nobody but you can do it, (Blume, 2) was a famous quote written by Judy Blume in one of her famous books. Judy has written over 30 juvenile fiction books that can relate to childrens lives. Judy has worked her whole life to try and reach children by talking about reality, however, other people try and hide the young adults from what is really happening in the world. Children read Blumes books because it takes them away from the reality of their lives and into the world of her fictional characters whose lives often parallel their own. What a comforting discovery for all who read her books! In Judy Blumes juvenile fiction books, she allows her readers to become involved in her books. Her books ...
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Albert Einstein - 1,137 words
... hat was what he was happy doing. He contributed to several charities, and raised money for the was effort. Einstein was as normal as they come, he just had a spark of imagination that did not let him quit thinking. A world without Albert Einstein would have been awful. The world would be very behind in technological advances, mathematics, physics, and even astronomy. There would not be any new true theorems in science until someone made the discovery Einstein did and threw out some of Newtons early theories. This would take much longer for anyone else to do, because not many scientists had the nerve to contradict anything written by Newton. Geometry would be somewhat behind also. The ato ...
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Othello - 835 words
The tragedy Othello written by William Shakespeare shows several types of Contrast. In this tragedy, each main character is contrasted with another character who is the complete opposite of them. Three specific contrasts shown in Othello are Iago and Cassio, Iago and Desdemona, and Iagos internal and external appearances. All three of these contrasts are perfectly derived to be complete The first contrast is Iago and Cassio. Iago, since the beginning of the play, was very angry at Othello for appointing A great arithmetician, one Michael Cassio, a Florentine as his second in command instead of Iago himself (I. I. 20-21). Iago was obviously a selfish person because he only cared about himself ...
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Football - 1,377 words
... yourself in front of the ball B. Extend the arms outward toward the approaching ball C. Palms should be facing the ball w/ thumbs toward each other for balls above the waist D. Fingers point down w/ palms facing ball when ball is below the waist E. Over the shoulder catch would be the same, except the fingers are faced upward F. Dissipate the force of the ball by bringing the ball toward the center of the body G. Once caught, the ball should be carried in the proper position A. Feet are in side-straddled position C. Linemen should have feet flat, Ends should have weight on balls of feet D. Place the shoulder against the chest, shoulder, or midsection of the opponent E. Hands/Arms can not ...
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Filtering The Net - 498 words
Over the last several years many attempts have been made to put a limit on what can be viewed on the Internet. In 1996, it was the Communications Decency Act and in 1999 the Child Online Protection Act. Both were shot down because they were said to violate the first amendment right to free speech. Should the government have the right to limit what children view on the Internet? The government does this in places like schools and libraries. Filtering the Internet has become commonplace in most schools and libraries. Internet filters are software that puts restrictions on what can be viewed by using a vocabulary list. If a word on a website is in this list than the filter kicks in and the site ...
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A Study Of A Dionysiac Sarcophagus - 1,328 words
In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld he receives redemption from his god Dionysos, the Savior. In Roman imperial times there was a great resurgence of the "Mystery" cults of Greece fueled by the hope of a life after death. In funerary monuments there can be seen the tene ...
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Planets And Solar System - 1,701 words
"A planet is a celestial body that revolves around a central star and does not shine by its own light " (Grolier, 1992). The only planetary system that is known to man is our solar system. It is made up of nine planets which range in size and make-up. The nine major planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also many other minor planets which are also in our solar system, but they are unimportant compared to the nine major planets. In this paper I will discuss the planets and how they are each unique. Mercury which is the planet that is closest to the sun is the first planet I will discuss. Mercury is the smallest of th ...
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The History Of Censorship In Literature And Music - 1,892 words
What is censorship? An encyclopedia defines censorship as "the control of what people may say or hear, write or read, or see or do1." There are many reasons why people censor entertainment such as literature and music. Many governments or groups try to preserve their standards of morality by preventing people from learning about or following other standards2, commonly found in the two previously mentioned mediums. There are different ways to censor things. It can be on a local level, such as libraries refusing to carry a controversial book. It can also be on an entirely larger scale. In the 1770s, French author Beaumarchais had two of his plays, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figa ...
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Miltons Paradise Lost - 2,111 words
... d thus more superior by eating the apple from the Tree if Knowledge, then thus will she too become more superior. Perhaps it is this thought in her mind that causes for her to finally take that first fateful bite. Strengthening this point is that Eve, while pondering if she would share the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge with Adam and all that she has gained from, admits her inferiority and her apparent dissatisfaction. so to add what wants In Female Sex, the more to draw his Love, And render me more equal, and perhaps, A thing not undesirable, sometime Superior; for inferior who is free? (IX, 821-825) Never before has in the epic has Eve been alone, and as soliloquies (as this speech ap ...
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Book Banning Is Bad For Students - 1,493 words
Should people be able to deny a students freedom to read any book they wish to in a school? Every time adults ban a book, kids lose the chance to gain knowledge from that work of literature. The students outlook on the world becomes narrower as they lose access to an insightful point of view. Book censors can only give unreasonable and unjustifiable motives for banning books to validate their cause. In the end, the actions of the people who ban books create many negative effects on students. The history of book banning in schools began like an unnoticeable disease, which multiplied into a deadly cancer that affects nearly every public education system in the U.S. The number of book challenge ...
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Against Music Censorship - 1,115 words
Music censorship has been a major problem plaguing America for over fifty years. In 1957, Elvis Pressley was only allowed to be filmed from the waist up on the Ed Sullivan show (Nuzum 1). Plenty of controversy has taken places between then and now, but more recently it has become much more prominent in the media, and people and organizations are beginning to actually take a stand. For example, Island Records (owned by Disney) dropped the Insane Clown Posse just after their release of The Great Milenko and MTV actually refused to play Madonnas video for Justify My Love because it was considered too sexually explicit (Nuzum 1). Music content is just one of the many issues that puts the First A ...
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