Life And Legend Of Howard Hughes - 1,970 words
The Life and Legend of Howard Hughes Throughout the 20th century, it has been the media's job to pinpoint what events and people would prove to be an effective story. This was certainly the case for Howard R. Hughes. Son to the wealthy Howard Hughes Sr., Howard became the interest of the American people and newspapers for most of his life. Being deemed one of the most famous men of the mid-20th century was greatly attributed to Hughes's skills as an industrialist, aviator, and motion-picture producer combined with his enormous wealth, intellect, and achievement. The media thrived on Howard's unusual and sometimes scandalous life, especially in his later years when newspapers would frequently ...
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Black Legend - 598 words
William of Orange once stated, Spain committed such horrible excesses that all the barbarities, cruelties, and tyrannies ever perpetrated before are only games in comparison to what happened to the poor Indians. This statement can be viewed in several different ways: truthful, hypocritical, harshthe list goes on. William was correct in his statement except for the first word, Spain. Even though Spain did commit horrible offenses against the Indians, William of Orange, and the rest of the European settlers, should be included in that statement. Every settler that came over to the New World, whether they were aware of it or not, condoned the horrible excesses bestowed upon the Indians. Althoug ...
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The Truth Behind The Arthurian Legend - 1,797 words
In scores of languages and shaped to all sorts of storytelling genres, from medieval epic to modern musical, tales of Arthur and his knights have been enthralling people for more than a thousand years (Alexander 1). The question is, however, how much truth is there behind the Arthurian Legend? King Arthur, Camelot, and the Round Table are three of the central elements in the tales that are told of this great era, but the legend does not reveal the whole truth. It is believed by many scholars who have long studied the Arthurian legend that Camelot and the others were real in a sense at some point in time, and over the last 500 years their actual deeds developed into the legendary tales that a ...
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Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend - 1,151 words
The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was it given to him by any means. He strived all throughout his life to be the very best. Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington to Al and Lucille Hendrix, and not until four years later did his father c ...
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Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend - 1,190 words
... second album, Axis: Bold As Love, came a year later in December 1967 after much hard work. The original album recording was lost, and deadlines caused the band to have to remix it in its entirety in just under eleven hours ("Jimi", Rolling 45). It was certified platinum, and Hendrix gained even more loyal supporters. He was completely dedicated to his music and not only slept with his guitar but also spent his every waking moment playing it (Wolters, "Discography"). He had already begun work on Electric Ladyland, the Experience's third album, in the middle of 1967. The album was a reflection of his life, and the music was filled with melancholy, angst, loneliness, and fear ("Jimi", Rolli ...
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Compare And Contrast The Epic Of Gilgamesh And The Legend Of King Arthur - 959 words
The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to The Legend of King Arthur. Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparison they also have differences. The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend. To compare and contrast The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Legend of King Arthor, one must first know what the words, "Epic" and "Legend" mean. Primarily, "epic" is a long narrative poem about the deeds of a semi-god, also known as a superhuman hero who's actions are depended on as the fate of a nation, tribe or a human race. This usually consists of an adventure filled plot and is concerned with timeless human problems such as honour, jealousy, war and hatred. These contain go ...
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The Legend Of Saint Joan Of Arc - 1,709 words
Bernard Shaws famous play Saint Joan recalls the legend of a young girl who leads her nation to an improbable victory against the English. Joan of Arc has since become a role model for girls and women everywhere as a woman who conquered seemingly indomitable odds in a world of men. But one must wonder: Would the legend of Saint Joan have the magnificence that it does had Joan not been burned when she was? Is the grandeur of the story of Joan of Arc found in her life or in her death? The first step to learning the answer is by understanding the French and English opinions of Joan. When Joan defeats the English at Orleans, she earns the respect of her French peers as a competent general and an ...
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Lockie Leonard - Legend - 1,055 words
Lockie Leonard Legend demonstrates how different characters can resolve similar conflicts using different coping skills. The conflicts faced by the characters and their final resolutions promote certain values, both from the characters point of view, and the authors. Lockie & Sarge are viewed as conscious characters and perceive the seriousness of the situation in the novel. Foregrounding and privileging are utilized in Lockie Leonard Legend in the instance of Nan & Pop, by positioning them as negative characters in the novel. In the opening paragraph, the general theme of the novel is set by introducing the authors use of dolphins as a symbol of the importance of family. The shark may be ...
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How Did The Events At Gallipoli Lead To The Creation Of The Anzac Legend? - 432 words
How did the events at Gallipoli lead to the creation of the Anzac legend? Australia's involvement in World War One can be seen by many as the very essence of Australia's identity, especially the involvement at the Gallipoli peninsular. The battle of Gallipoli was the first major step made by Australians towards nationhood and the development of the Anzac legend. The Gallipoli campaign and the Anzac legend that emerged from it have had a significant impact on ideas about Australia's national identity. Although a military defeat, the bravery and sacrifices associated with the eight-month struggle have had a profound effect on how Australians view this period. In 1914, most Australians had high ...
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A Legend To Norteno Music - 974 words
Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon is a norteno band, wherein the accordionist, Javier Rios initiated in 1978, in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, where the accordion music is inseparable from the Noteno tradition. However the group didnt started playing professionally until 1980 when they obtained the vocalist and acoustic guitarist, Lalo Mora. The career of the Invaders, at the beginning was harsh. In an interview with Mora he mentioned, At the beginning the group had financial problems, but with Gods blessed we had overcome all those situations. Where in 1981 a representative name Servando Cano noticed their talent and started representing the group. In 1982 they recorded one of their greatest hits, whi ...
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Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson - 1,776 words
The Roaring Twenties of this country was a time when the entire sports world blew up into the major worldwide business that it is now. Baseball was one sport that really profited from the countrys sporting obsession, and baseball became one of the most popular sporting events to attend. Not only was it a game played by adults but it was also a family event that entire families could go to. By the beginning of the decade baseball had its first $100,000 deal when George Herman Ruth was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000. The game became more than a game, it became a business. It was the emergence of the superstar, and players were making a living off of being a ...
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The Legend Of The Pheonix - 867 words
The Phoenix is a legendary bird who is thought to be Gods servant. Ancient myths say that the Phoenix lives for 500 years and then burns itself to death, only to rise from its ashes as a young Phoenix and live for another 500 years. It is a symbol of immortality and spiritual rebirth. In Eudora Weltys A Worn Path, the main characters name is Phoenix Jackson. It is not a coincidence that Eudora Welty chooses Phoenix to be the protagonists name, for Phoenix Jackson portrays the legendary Phoenix in many ways. Weltys physical description of Phoenix is as a little old Negro woman who uses an umbrella as a cane, wears a red rag on her head, and walks around with her shoelaces untied. This first i ...
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The Legend Of Saint Patrick - 491 words
True history and legend are mixed together when it comes to St. Patrick. It is known that he was born in Scotland and was kidnapped and sold in Ireland as a slave. He became fluent in the Irish language before making his escape to the continent. Eventually he was established as a minister, then priest and finally as a bishop. Pope Celestine then sent him back to Ireland to lecture the gospel. Evidently he was a great traveller, especially in Celtic countries, as innumerable places in Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland are named after him. It is here that actual history become difficult to separate. Patrick is known all over the world mostly because he is thought to have driven ...
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Native Americans Creation Legend - 1,026 words
I Shamans A. definition B. purpose 1. balance 2. success hunting 3. planting 4. cure sickness C. Usually males 1. post menopausal women 2. blood powers II passed down from generation to generation A. usually from memory 1. sand drawings 2. birch bark scrolls 3. paintings on rocks 4. animal hides B. children 1. eight-familiar stories 2. ten- know history III answer basic questions A. where do we come from B. where are we going C. how the world came into being D. how it was transformed E. guidelines of behavior F. tools of survival IV unknown how long been around A. possible nomadic ancestors from old world 1. Siberian land bridge 2. Migrated 3. Regional tales similar B. Environmental contribu ...
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Native Americans Creation Legend - 1,094 words
... longer will do.' Different special rites according to which tribe they come from precede the tales. The Maidu, who used to live by the eastern tributaries of the Sacramento River in present day California, used to make the audience lie down on their backs to better promote quiet and attentiveness. The Cheyenne, of present day Minnesota to the Great Plains, introduce the tales by smoothing the dirt on the ground and passing his hands all over his body in brushing motions. Other tribes require those who want to listen to give a present to the storyteller before the story can begin. Sometimes the ancient legends are preceded or finished with special words or phrases. The Seneca of the North ...
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Native Americans Creation Legend - 1,148 words
... survive?' Old Man Coyote gave the people weapons, but Shirape remained dissatisfied. 'There is only one language,' he complained. 'You can't fight someone who speaks your language. There should be enmity. There should be war. 'What are wars good for?' asked Old Man Coyote. 'Oh my respected elder brother,' Shirape replied. 'Sometimes you are not thinking. War is a good thing. Say you are a warrior. You paint yourself with vermilion. You wear a fine war shirt. You sing war songs. You have war honors. You look at the good-looking young girls. You look at young woman whose husband have no war honors. They look back at you. You go on the warpath. You steal the enemies' horses. You steal his w ...
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Native Americans Creation Legend - 1,170 words
... e earth, the boy took pity on its people, who he observed fumbling around in the twilight. He knew that there was light in heaven, and he made up his mind to steal it. To steal daylight from the chief of sky, however, Raven had to assume an elaborate disguise. Flying to his home in heaven, he transformed himself into a cedar leaf and dropped into a stream. There, the chief's daughter later stopped for a drink of the cool water and unwittingly swallowed him. Impregnated by this action, she soon gave birth to Raven. The precious child insisted on playing with a magic toy, the box that held daylight. His loving grandfather, the chief, could not deny him the box. The boy played with the box ...
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Eminem - 943 words
For my research paper, I chose to write about Marshall Mathers. I chose to write about him because he is the best young rapper, and I like how he doesnt care what happens, he just goes with it. He isnt a very good role model, but he is funny, and couldnt care less what anybody says about him. He had a rough childhood that reflects to now, and makes great records and songs that describe his life and what has happened during it. Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri. He created his own nickname, Eminem, which is pronounced M&M, from his initials, M.M. Marshall had a harsh and cruel childhood, where he constantly moved between Kansas City and Metro Det ...
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Lord Of The Flies - 388 words
In William Goldings novel The Lord of the Flies, Piggys helplessness and superior intellect lead to his tragic death. Piggy is an outsider. He manages, for a time, to have some influence on the group through Ralph, who recognizes his brilliance and puts into effect several of his suggestions. But, the boys are quick to ridicule him for his fatness, asthma, and lack of physical skill. As an orphan brought up under the care of an aunt, he has developed into a sissy. He cannot do anything for himself, whether it be to gather fruit, blow the conch shell, or build huts. He always tries to hide when the other boys are involved in manual labor. Further, he makes the mistake of pressing too hard for ...
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Sabre - 2,120 words
Sabre is a complex company that is difficult to fit into a specific industry. Although they were once a division of American Airlines, and remain closely tied to the airline industry, they are not direct competitors of other airline companies. Sabre has several business lines, therefore determining true competitors change with each business unit. Because the core competency is its computer reservation system, the competitive focus will be on other computer reservation system's companies. Currently Sabre is the market leader. Amadeus Global Travel Distribution, Galileo International, and Worldspan GDS are the other leaders in the CRS industry. Amadeus is a GDS and technology provider base out ...
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