All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,580 words
All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter SummaryBy: Jesse CodyAll Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of war. However, Remarque wrote his novel specifically to shatter those idealistic illusions. Yes, he wrote to shock, but he also wrote to educate.The young teenage men who enlisted in the army on both sides often never recovered from th ...
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Dday Thesis - 1,705 words
A private who was aboard one of the first few gliders to reach Normandy expresses his feeling: "I experienced an interesting psychological change in the few minutes before and immediately after take off. As I had climbed aboard and strapped myself into my seat I felt tense, strange and extremely nervous. It was as if I was in a fantasy dream world and thought that at any moment I would wake up from this unreality and find that I was back in the barrack room at Bulford Camp. Whilst we laughed and sang to raise our spirits - and perhaps to show others that we were no scared - personally I knew that I was frightened to death. The very idea of carrying out a night-time airborne landing of such a ...
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Auguste Rodin - 1,053 words
... otifs of the Renaissance masters, but a highly personal, intoxicating memory of what it was like to experience great art" (Lampert 12-13). Early on in the year of 1877, Rodin was accused of being an imposter. The Salon claimed that he had taken a statue and just molded right over it with new material. When Rodin found out what he was being accused of, he rushed to the press and had pictures taken to prove that he was not an imposter, and to prove that the sculpture was not exactly like the human body. Finally, the Salon concluded that it was not the same thing and Rodin said, "I have learned how to use it [bronze casting]." Rodin returned to Paris in late1877, when a death occurred in th ...
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Jimi Hendrix - 1,690 words
On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits (Murray 34- 5) . As a teenager, young Jimi listened to the music which affected his music so greatly later: everyone from Buddy Holly to Muddy Waters and through Chuck Berry way back to Eddie Cochrane (Wilmer 38). He played in a few bands in high school, but then dropped out before his senior ...
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Mccarthyism In The Crucible - 1,849 words
In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There is more to the play than the witch trials, though. The Crucible was composed during a time when a similar hysteria was sweeping through America. A virtually unkown senator by the name of Joseph McCarthy was propelled into infamy when while at a speaking engagement at thee Republican Womens Club of Wheeling, West Virginia he charged 205 persons in the U.S. State Department of being members of the Communist Party (Martine 8). Fear caused the American people to succumb to the preposterous charges brought forth by McCarthy displaying resemblances to that of the Salem community in 1 ...
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Puritanism In The Scarlet Letter - 965 words
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses the aspects of relationships, religion, community, discipline and punishment in the puritan community of 17th century Relationships between men and women were very constrained and that is what made adultery such a bad sin in the eyes of everyone in the community. Religion seemed to govern over all, people would look up to reverends and the community believed that fate was their destiny. Public discipline and punishment were used to discourage everyone else from committing the same crime or sin as the offending "criminal" did. The community was to follow the beliefs of god and to do their duties the best they could, yet were there to critici ...
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Domino Effect - 572 words
A bad day is like a domino effect. One block falls and each one will follow. It is ten o'clock on Tuesday morning and normally I would hit the "snooze" button about five times, and roll out of bed, but today feeling extrememly energetic. I hop out of bed and decide to shower early in hopes of actually presenting myself in a better manner than my usual t-shirt and running pants. Tuesday was also the first day I began to feel better. I have been battling strep throat for up to a week and a half now. My chest also was congested and I sound as if I have my two fingers shoved up my nostrils when trying to talk. I turned on the shower and enjoyed to sweet scent of my finesse shampoo and conditione ...
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Mind Games - 894 words
"Boooooooring!" exclaimed Marisa bored witless during a mathematics lesson, whilst she threw her feet on the desk. "Take your feet off the desk this instant young lady!" shouted the hysterical Ms. Daemon as she had a swig of her "coffee". "Why should I?" asked the arrogant Marisa, tossing her hair off her shoulder with a sly smile. "Warning one, if you get a second warning you're in the focus room!" Ms. Daemon was ready to cut Marisa's throat out with a key, but was previously suspended for her cruel acts of "discipline" so she had to patiently wait for Marisa to make one more mistake, in order for her to fully inflict the mental torture she was all to well acquainted with. Ms. Daemon was a ...
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None Provided - 3,489 words
... nded in the square soft light from the window, and started to peck the damp ground in search of worms. Im coming for you. the words rang thorough Vivians head like a fog horn blaring through the deadly silence of a warm summers night. She looked up and screamed, the man from her dreams stood four feet from the window. He stared at her, his deep, black eyes didnt move, they just peered through the window. Im dreaming, I have to be dreaming Vivian thought frantically but she knew it was not true. This time she wasnt dreaming, there was no escape. She sat staring at him, too petrified to turn away, trusting that if she did he would walk through the window and kill her. The cardinal that she ...
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Its All In The Blood - 1,131 words
... ned the hair without touching it, then shut Jessica's eyes. "I can see that." Philipa Benshoof's impatience was renown. Not once but three times I had seen Philipa bust a door down with the heel of her boot she always wore hiking boots in the winter, black ones, with thick soles and heavy laces, unless she was skiing, and then they were streamlined white Nordicas, top of the line. She brushed a strand of her thick black hair off her face, reached into her stylish black parka, pulled out a "Well, what do we do now?" I asked. "We...do nothing. I call it in. Just out for your run?" "Me, too. Good thing I came this way." I nodded again, feeling like one of those Chinese dolls you find at th ...
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If were going to explain why some people earn a great deal of income while others earn very little, we must consider both the supply and the demand for labor. We usually ask ourselves why does the average college graduate earn over $40,000 while the average high school graduate earn less than $25,000? To find answers to these questions we must examine the behavior of labor markets. We first must start by looking at supply of labor, which is the willingness and ability to work specific amounts of time at alternative wage rates in a given period. Offering to sell your time and talents to anyone whos willing to pay the right price. The reward of working comes in two forms: 1) The intrinsic sati ...
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Teenage Drinking - 1,551 words
Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer. [That's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined]. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Some parents say, "their kids would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more than the average teen. (MADD, 00) One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother or even someone off o ...
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Motor Training - 2,188 words
... e the child's mental capacities in coordination with his motor patterns. The series consists of tasks organized into five areas: Another perceptual-motor approach is that put forth by Newell Kephart (1969). He illustrates his emphasis in his theory which is organized into three stages of learning development practical, subjective, and objective all stages based upon four motor generalizations; posture and maintenance of balance, contact, locomotor, and receipt and propulsion." The practical stage is the early stage going back to infancy and lays the foundation for future learning and the theory that all behavior is basically motor. Many specific motor skills, such as walking, may be tau ...
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The persona of a psychopath appears to be much like any human. In many cases, one would not be able to "pick them out of a crowd". Their minds, however, differ greatly from most. A psychopath is extremely smart and methodical in thinking and most often is very meticulous in the way in which he/she acts. While many people are not thinking beyond the norm, a psychopath thinks about every breath, step, and word a person lets out into the open. In the short story "Where are you going, Where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates, the depiction of a psychopath is quite apparent. His mannerism, thoughts and tactic all create the perfect portrayal of a truly deranged character. Arnold Friend follows ...
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Stereotypes Definitional Essay - 762 words
Dumb jocks, Women dont belong in a professional setting, they belong in the kitchen, He must be a Jew, just look at his nose. Our society is based solely on face values where we tend to place someone in a category because of his or her actions. Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called stereotypes. We stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic groups, and athletes. We typically stereotype women on the job. Women normally are associated with jobs such as nurses, secretaries, and tailors. These are jobs in which most people would label as a tender loving care job, which requires a womans touch. Women are rarely associate ...
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Bromden And His Changing Mind - 1,562 words
COSHE.COM : Book Reports : Bromden and his Changing Mind Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again Thesis: In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey, Chief Bromden is a character who has to work his way back to being and acting like a real human after so many years of being dehumanized (Porter 49) into a machine created by the evil Nurse Ratched. I. Bromden in the beginning A. Dehumanized by Nurse Ratched 1. structured 2. forbids laughing 3. controlling B. The effect that the Nurse and the ward has on Bromden 1. could not smell 2. thinks of himself as little 3. hides in the fog 4. fears everything 5. sees himself as comic 6. hallucinates II. Bromden in progress A. Gives up deaf and du ...
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My Story - 1,942 words
I could smell the vodka entering my lungs, surrounding my body in its evil presence. I held my knees close to my body, and rested my head upon a kneecap. The shattering glass echoed in the background, filling my ears with the calls from hell. Tears ran down the sides of my cheeks, as I tried to hold back from bawling. My whole body began to shake as the fighting between the two I loved grew louder and harsher. Bottles crashed against the walls and shattered into a million pieces on the cold tile floor. I felt as if my life was the glass bottle. Shattered into a million pieces, and never being able to put it back to what it once was. I closed my eyes and tried to fight the tears. It was like ...
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My Story - 1,907 words
... ff still beside my mother. The pain in my ribs was fading along with the sun rays that lit the room. The sounds of the birds chirping outside filled my ears and blocked out the unimaginable words that once filled them. My body began to relax and I thought to myself that everything was all right. The darkness of my eyelids seemed to take over me as I began to nod off to sleep. I reached my hand out with an open gesture to connect with my mothers, and I felt the clammy feeling of her arm as I rested my hand upon it. I could feel her move as I put it on her, it seemed to soothe her in the same way it did me. I knew that I was not alone, and that she would stay near me. As my eyes opened for ...
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Odyssey - 404 words
Women Portrayed in Homer's The Odyssey Women were very important to the Greeks, and they showed this value in many ways. In The Odyssey Homer shows us the different ways women were looked upon through female characters, such as Penelope, Naussica, and Anticlia. With Penelope, a faithful and loving wife to Odysseus, Homer reveals to us how the Greeks believed wives should act. She was loyal to Odysseus the entire time he was away on his journey, and even when it appeared as if he had passed on she still had faith that he would return. She resisted the suitors on the sole basis that she loved Odysseus and could not see herself with another man when he could still be alive. She was smart, and c ...
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