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Happy Days - 1,272 words
I. Mans duty or obligation to avoid death at all costs acceptable action a. Critics say that rain in A Farewell to Arms represented death an sh dying and then being eaten in The Old Man and The Sea represents death. They go on to say that in both the representatives of death, the characters maintained dignity and honor b. Santiago is not faced with his own death in this book, but rather the death of the fish, and the death of the sharks. When the sharks are eating his catch he acts acceptably and honorably by defending his catch. c. Henry always acts acceptable when faced with death. He thinks quickly and acts reasonably. For example, when he is faced with being killed by his fellow d the f ...
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The Narratives Of Frederick Douglass And Harriet A Jacobs - 1,878 words
Slavery was perhaps one of the most appalling tragedies in the history of The United States of America. To tell the people of the terrible facts, runaway slaves wrote their accounts of slavery down on paper and published it for the nation to read. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs were just two of the many slaves who did this. Each of the slaves had different experiences with slavery, but they all had one thing in common: they tell of the abominable institution of slavery and how greatly it affected their lives. When Douglass was seven years old, he was sent to a new master and mistress, Hugh and Sophia Auld. Sophia was a very kind and affectionate woman, probably one of the nicest peopl ...
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How Could This Have Happened - 1,943 words
Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Jewish massacre during World War II, opens his classic autobiography, Night, in his hometown of Sighet, Transylvania (now Romania). In this short, but powerful, book, Wiesel speaks of the incredible events that take place in his life from age twelve to age sixteen; his carefree childhood; the brutal torture of Wiesel and his fellow Jews at the hands of German soldiers in the concentration camps; and the day of his liberation in the spring of 1945. Although World War II began in 1939, when Hitler and his troops invaded Poland and set up concentration camps, Sighet remains under Hungarian control. The year is 1941. Wiesel is twelve years old and is a bright, reli ...
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The New Deal - 1,619 words
The New Deal picked people up when the Great Depression sent them down. It restored faith in the American people. The New Deal helped bring businesses and unemployment from out of the cellar. It got the economy back on its feet after it looked like nothing could help. All this was possible because of one man. Why did they put so much faith into one person? Even though the New Deal was a great success, why did they expect this one person to save them? You can't put your future into the hands of one person. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the man who saw this challenge and overcame it with great success. Even thought his great plan had there ups and downs, to many of the American people he wasn't ju ...
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The Waterboy - 832 words
Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy" is a comedy about a water boy for a college football team, who turned into a college football star. The main character, Bobby Boucher, is a slow-witted man in his mid-late 20's. He still lives with his overprotective mother in a Louisiana Bayou, so his social skills are very lacking. Another character is Henry Winkler, who starred in Happy Days. He plays another football coach and one of Bouchier's only friends. The movie starts out with Boucher getting fired from his job as the waterboy of the football team. He tries to get the job of water boy for his favorite wrestler, Captain Insano, but after failing this and many other attempts at finding a job, he lands o ...
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Womens Liberation - 1,075 words
When the Womens Suffrage Movement was deemed a success in the early 1920s, women lowered their voices, apparently satisfied with their accomplishment. They did not dare to acknowledge the remaining gender-related inequalities, much less vie for their decline (Early 20th Century). For over a century, women had fought for the most basic of rights. They fought not only the plebeian society, but also many of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment. When Jean Jacques Rousseau, one of the most influential writers of the Enlightenment, claimed that women were naturally suited to be subordinate companions of men, English writer Mary Wollstonecraft wrote her manifest, A Vindication of the Rights of Wo ...
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Our Tax System Needs Changing - 5,123 words
... rate income tax as well as the personal income tax. Most, however, do not address payroll taxes. Both Social Security and Medicare face significant long-term structural problems. But while flat taxes could be designed to include substantial reform of Social Security and Medicare financing mechanisms, most lawmakers believe that problems of the income tax code should be addressed separately from those faced by retirement programs. CONCLUSION The current income tax system punishes the economy, imposes heavy compliance costs on taxpayers, rewards special interests, and makes America less competitive. A flat tax would reduce these ill effects dramatically. Perhaps more important, it would re ...
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Set Design In Modern Theatre - 1,169 words
... eloped. Many theater historians and critics label Alfred Jarry's French play, Ubu Roi as the earliest example of Theatre of the Absurd. The current movement of absurdism, however, emerged in France after World War II, as a rebellion against the traditional values and beliefs of Western culture and literature. It began with writers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus and eventually included other writers such as Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Edward Albee, and Harold Pinter, to name a few. Absurdist drama creates an environment where people are isolated, clown-like characters blundering their way through life because they don't know what else to do. Oftentimes, characters ...
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Death And Dying - 1,163 words
1. How would you go about teaching a child about death? To explain death to a young child is hard in many ways. They may not comprehend what death is and might not realize that the person or thing they love is not coming back. Almost every child deals with death at one point or another. It might be a hamster, rabbit, dog, even a loved relative or friend that died. To some, death might seem like a long game of hide and go seek game, in which, youll never find the person. To teach a child about death is a tough situation. You have to sit them down and talk to them and listen to any questions they might have. You might want to give out examples of a situation where their dog or other pet or rel ...
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Comedy - 1,031 words
A History of Comedy on Television: The history of comedy on television goes back many years. Through out this paper I will go through many shows that have had a heavy impact on television, and criticize why they had the success that they did. 1970: The situation comedy dropped to 24 this year. This season saw the premiere of a landmark sitcom, THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, breaking with the tradition of the single woman not being in the regular work force, nor being happy single. The variety show dropped to 17 shows. This season marked the end of an era as it was the final season of the longest running comedy show ever on television: THE RED SKELTON SHOW. Red Skelton was on the air for 18 seaso ...
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Comedy - 986 words
... only new show, THE 1/2 HOUR 1984-85: Twenty shows were canceled this season, including ten of the thirteen new shows. Only KATE & ALLIE and NIGHT COURT and one other survived, leaving only 25 on the air. The one other was THE COSBY SHOW, starring Bill Cosby. THE COSBY SHOW immediately shot to the top of the ratings, a position it continued to maintain. The rumor was that the situation comedy was dead, that the audience didn't want it anymore. THE COSBY SHOW, as well as the rest of the NBC Thursday night schedule (FAMILY TIES, CHEERS, and NIGHT COURT), changed that idea. The variety show was basically a dead form. Only THE LOVE BOAT remained, and there were no new shows. 1985-86: The situ ...
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Tom Hanks - 613 words
Thomas J. Hanks was born July 9th, 1956, in Concord, California. Tom and his elder siblings were raised by their father Amos Hanks, following the divorce of their parents. Because Amos Hanks was a chef, it forced his family to move every six months in pursuit of jobs. This unstable upbringing meant many schools for young Tom, who had to readjust to his new surroundings practically every semester. Initially a shy schoolboy, he dealt with these readjustments by becoming the class clown and taking on different personality -- almost considered practice for his career. He took these "characters" to the stage and he began participating in high school plays. While a student at Chabot Junior College ...
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About The 70s - 486 words
Tonight I will be speaking about one of the most controversial eras of our time. The 70s. When terms like Pardy Hardy!" Goin' Cruizin' "Right On!" "ROCK ON!!" and "Shake your Booty" were getting used in everyday conversation. Guys wore their hair long and in afros. Pet rocks were a kids best friend, and mood rings let you know if someone was feeling down. 8 tracks had came and gone, with cassette tapes taking over in a hurry. For the weekend fun, disco clubs were the place to be. If you didnt feel like dancing, cruising the highway while on your CB radio was the alternative, that was if the gas shortage wasnt to bad. You wouldnt have been alarmed if you saw a crazed naked guy running down th ...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Quote Response/analysis - 841 words
There are many themes in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream(1595 or 1596), the main theme of the play is love. The main plot of the play is composed of the interaction of two Athenian couples(Hermia and Lysander, Helena, and Demetrius), and Theseus(the duke of Athens), Hippolyta(Theseus' soon to be wife), and Egeus(Hermias father who does not consent of her love to Lysander. Whose romantic purposes are complicated even more when they enter the woods, in which the King and Queen of the fairies(Oberon, and Titania), and Puck,(also known as Robin Goodfellow)the mischievous imp all reside. Then all goes wrong when the fairies interfere between the lovers, but in the end all is resto ...
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Ron Howard - 791 words
Ronald William Howard was born March 1st, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He is the older of two brothers. His parents, Rance Howard his father was an actor, director and writer, his mother Jean Howard was an actress, in 1959 his family relocated to Hollywood. Young Ron quickly joined the family business and his first television role was on an episode of Playhouse 90 and was followed by an appearance on The Red Skelton Show. He also was in four episodes of Denis the Menace and five shows of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. (Encarta) Ron has the face that refused to age. No matter how much of his hair he looses, or how much of a beard he grows, he continues to have a boyish charm. For some viewers h ...
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Symbolism And Imagery In A Midsummer Night's Dream - 1,234 words
In A Midsummer Nights Dream, William Shakespeare brilliantly uses the night as a motif which plays a valuable role in the play. He combines this motif with the related symbols of the play to demonstrate the power of night and its correlation with love and vision. He uses symbolism and imagery to develop the motif and makes extensive use of the night forest which, in part, helps the situation of the four young lovers, one of the main plots of the play. It might seem strange that Shakespeare would choose a forest at night as the main setting for a comedy; the dark forest serves as the center of the plays world, ousting Athens, a city that was regarded as the center of ancient Greek civilizatio ...
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The Roaring Twenties In America - 534 words
The Twenties wan a decade which contained many well know events and famous people. These people and events made the twenties an important part of our history today. Such as Al Capone the well known mafia leader from Chicago, Charlie Chaplain of the silent movies, the annual Montreal Carnival in Canada, and the 60th anniversary of Canada in 1927. But these events and people are only a quarter of the history help in the 1920's. Entertainment in the Twenties consisted of many famous people, it was in the twenties when a man by the name of Walt "Elias" Disney (1901-66) a cartoonist born in Chicago, introduced Disney's most popular cartoon characters "MICKEY MOUSE". During the twenties MICKEY ent ...
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The Decade Of The 1950s In American History - 683 words
The 1950's were an important decade full of historic events and changes in technology. Important historic and cultural events such as the approval of the hydrogen bomb and transcontinental television in 1950, the signing of the Immigration and Naturalization Act in 1952, the end of fighting in Korea in 1953, Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on a public bus in 1955, and Alaska and Hawaii becoming states in 1959 were some of the most vital. Part of the 1950's boom in consumerism included housing. People could afford single family dwellings and suburbia was born. A small suburban community called Levittown was built by William Levitt for returning servicemen and their families. An influen ...
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