Five Past Midnight - 996 words
Towards the end of WWII, Theodore Roosevelt was having a meeting on how he could end the war. Director of the Office of Strategic Services (William Donovan) was summing up the war in 3 sentences. First, each and every day the war continued in Europe, 27,000 men, women & children would die. Second, a group of German officers were ready to assume leadership of the Third Reich if an opportunity would arise, and would instantly surrender. Finally, it had been confirmed that General Eisenhowers report that the SS is preparing a national redoubt in the Bavarian Alp, where Hitler may be able to carry on for 2 or more years. Hitler had recently pledged that he will fight until five minutes past midn ...
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Frost At Midnight - 785 words
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "Frost At Midnight" the speaker starts off the poem in the present time pondering over the "secret ministry" of the frost. He is noticing how quiet and peaceful it is as he sits with his infant son. However, it is only calm on the surface since amidst the speakers "solitude" there are all of the "numberless goings-on of life" like the cry of the owl, the "populous village" and the "Sea, hill and wood." But like all of the "goings-on of life" the speaker is not calm like his immediate surroundings. Actually, for him, the tranquility "disturbs and vexes meditation." It is so still out, that it sets the speaker's mind off to thinking back on his life. He cannot ...
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Midnight Summers Dream Vision - 1,689 words
A Midsummer Night's Dream begins in the city that was, to the Renaissance imagination, the center of ancient Greek civilization. (Romanticized) Athens stands as a testament to what human beings know and are able to know. But throughout this play, Shakespeare delights in decentering the world mortals take for granted; soon the audience learns that the dark forest is the center of the play's world, relegating Athens, center of the civilized Greek world, to the periphery. Day gives way to night, and mortal rulers leave the stage to be replaced by fairies. Night-and nighttime in, of all places, a forest-with its darkness and unseen horrors, seems a strange setting for a comedy. But in the world ...
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Emerson - 662 words
When I received the criteria for this essay I knew that writing this would be a personal challenge to myself. My motivation and interest in being a journalist is so vast that I knew that I would have trouble squeezing it all into a mere 500 word essay. In addition, I would have to list my experience in journalism. During my high school years I have accumulated so much experience due to the responsibilities bestowed on me, that it would be hard to describe them all. As I entered my sophomore year of high school, our school district had just completed both the new high schools. This was necessary because of the overcrowding within our district. With the new high schools came a new school paper ...
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Mccarthyism - 1,481 words
... nate to sneak by, because La Follette was a popular man. His Democratic foe was to be Professor Howard McMurray. McCarty used his ability to put issues simply, among other things, to beat his opponent by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio. The Senatorial career of Joseph R. McCarthy was on its way. In his first three years as senator, McCarthy was an everyday senator. He was guided by money from lobbyists, and the most interesting of these are stints with Pepsi-Cola and the real estate-prefab home industry. At the time, sugar was strictly rationed. According to Richard Rovere in his book Senator Joe McCarthy, the Allied Molasses Company, sugar supplier for Pepsi, somehow got a hold of a million and a ...
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Sound Progressexxon Valdez 5 Pgs - 1,265 words
The Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast guard received a radio message from the ships captain, Joseph Hazelwood: Weve fetched up ah hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and ah evidently leaking some oil. Were going to be here ...
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Something Wickid This Way Comes - 3,882 words
I use processes that are most common among my peers to select my books. I usually have one of my parental units, usually my mom, to go out and look for books. This is the way it happens because up until now I had no mode of transportation. I have faith in my mother to make a good choice; she usually does, for she knows most of my likes and most of my dislikes. This is how its been for a long time, but at least she can pick some pretty interesting books. Three unfamiliar words/unfamiliar usages Alighieri meaning hell or some hellish place Ironmongery heavily tooled, worked, and strangely shaped iron The seller of the lightning rods arrived just ahead of the storm in a green town in Illino ...
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Tom Sawyer - 1,511 words
Tom Sawyer is full of adventures. In this book there is an adventure around every corner. Some of his adventures have leaded him into some bad situations but with his good heart and bright mind he has gotten out of them. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his cousin Mary and brother Sid. One of the first things to happen in the book is the painting of the fence. Polly made Tom whitewash the fence on a Saturday as punishment. Instead of him paying people to work for him, he made people pay him to paint. Tom did this by telling people that it isnt every day that you get a chance to paint a fence and he thought it was fun. He had people begging him to paint by the time that he was finished his stor ...
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Hong Kong Prechina Takeover - 818 words
In a part of town, there was a carnival atmosphere. In another, a somber rally and march followed by a candlelight vigil. Itss clear that one year before China takes control, the people of Hong Kong are divided in their feelings. A period of more than 150 years of British colonial rule ends at midnight on June 30, 1997 when Hong Kong and its 6,000,000 people will be handed over to China. Despite a warning that they will not be allowed to enter China, seven elected Hong Kong officials vowed to go ahead with a trip to Beijing. They will be carrying a 50,000 signature petition protesting Chinas plans to replace the legislature with an appointed body. We are afraid that our free lifestyles, the ...
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Learning Portrait - 1,656 words
This is a portrait of my capability as a learner. How do I do it? How do I keep track of all of the information and knowledge that has come to me throughout my lifetime? How do I break it down and process it? How do I compensate in the areas where I am lacking? My purpose here is to evaluate the way I use and process information, to get a better picture of my ability to learn, and what I have learned, in school, at work and in life. To keep abreast of current events and topics of interest, the sources of information that I frequently use are television news, television newsmagazines, talk radio and local newspapers. From time to time, I read local events on the Internet. If I watch a particu ...
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None - 336 words
It was a very tragic moment last week when two teens died in driving accidents. One of the events happened to a student of a fellow G.I.S.A school. Now the main focus is on the future of teen driving. It is a very serious issue, which needs very serious reform. Now the Georgia senate is considering narrowing driving curfews of teenagers. This new proposal calls for sixteen and seventeen year olds to be off the roads between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. this proposal had been urged lt. Governor Mark Taylor and senator Phil Gingrey. Governor Roy Barnes first proposed this curfew. Taylor then proposed another solution, which would call for 16-year-old drivers to be off the road by 10 p.m. and for 17 year ...
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Symbols - 467 words
Symbols can play very important roles in the stories that contain them. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe has three major examples of symbols that help to give the story its true meaning. The three main occurrences of symbolism are evident as a color, number, or a name. The colors in the story show strongly the attitudes, feelings, or emotions that are occurring. For example, the western or black chamber distinctively indicates a sense of death especially when compared to the other six, colorful chambers. The panes were scarlet-a deep blood color. Poe compares the color of the windowpanes to the color of blood, which implies that blood may be a factor in the plot of the story. A ...
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Ray Bradbury - 1,502 words
"Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the relatives alike of the planets of a thousand distant stars." ( Dragon*con, website). Hes won many awards for his writings and lectures, and I have no doubt in my mind that his writings will live on forever. "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and b ...
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Edger Allan Poe - 2,149 words
... part, uses an allegory as the literary theme in The Masque of the Red Death. I do not see the story as one intended to scare or keep the reader in suspense, however, more to leave the reader with a message concerning death, and trying to prevent the inevitable. Very little description is used throughout the story, excluding the description the most important roles in the story; the seven rooms, and the Red Death. I believe this is written the way it is in order to keep the reader focused on what is important, what is underneath the surface. The story covers a period of approximately eight days with most of the important action occurring each night around midnight. The location is the hom ...
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Comparison And Contrast - 1,033 words
"Which bike is best for me?" That is the question most motorcycle buyers would ask themselves. I have chosen three separate sportbike advertisements and analyzed their differences. Most motorcycle advertisements show and tell why the product should be bought. The advertisers portray the sportbikes in a unique style and the ads explain why their sportbike is superlative, and they use different techniques to illustrate their position. The ads are persuasive by the effective use of imagery, lighting, and catchy phrases. Honda is a powerful and large corporation known for its excellence. In the motorcycle magazine, they place a two-page ad for their CBR 600F4. Honda has the funds to advertise co ...
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Doctor Faustus The Aristotelian Hero - 1,143 words
Heroes envelop the idea of a noble person who fights for the rights of the little people. He or she commits a deed that goes above and beyond the call. This type of hero exists in the modern thought, but there also exists another hero, an Aristotelian Hero. This tragic hero starts out in the nobility of society, yet he just like any other man. This hero has but one fault and that fault, hamartia, is a fatal error or flaw that in the end causes the downfall of the hero. This downfall leads to a catharsis that causes pity and terror in the audience. Doctor Faustus resembles most of Aristotles idea of a hero. He was man like the rest of us in that he was a regular man who was able to rise of a ...
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The Hardships Of Hemingways Heros - 639 words
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of the Narrator in Edgar Allen Poes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is defined as an anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from obsessions and/or compulsions (Wood 407). In Edgar Allen Poes short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator shows signs of having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when wakes up at midnight and ritualizes how he is going to kill the old man, when he creates a personified image of the old mans eye, and according to a critic, Daniel Hoffman, when he believes that the sound of his own heart beat is the old mans heart. In the beginning of the story the narrator tells us that he has a disease: The disease had sharpened my senses-not dest ...
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Farewell To Arms Books - 1,231 words
Summary for each chapter: title + setting 13.Henry has been taken to the American hospital in Milan where Miss Gage, a young nurse takes care of him. The head nurse forbid Henry to drink wine but he disobeys, and pays some Italians to bring him wine with the newspapers. Titles : Arrival at the hospital in Milan, first days at the hospital, encounter with Miss Gage & Miss Van Campen. 14.Arrival of Miss Barkley(Catherine), at the American hospital and the revelation of their love for each other. Henry learns by Miss Gage that Miss Barkley has come to work at the hospital. A barber comes to shave Henry but he mistakes him with an Austrian soldier and he threatens to cut his throat. Henry realis ...
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A Critical Analysis Of The Raven - 1,138 words
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, representing Poe's own crisis, is oddly moving and eye-catching to the reader. In his essay entitled The Philosophy of Composition, Poe reveals his purpose in writing The Raven and also describes the work of constructing the poem as being calculated in all aspects. Of all the distressing topics, Poe wished to use the one that was universally understood, death, specifically death involving a loved one. The tone seemingly represents a very painful state of mind, an intellect receptive to insanity and the void of depression brought upon by the death of a beloved woman. When Poe had decided to use a refrain that repeated the word "nevermore," he found that it would b ...
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Wuthering Heights - 1,075 words
Catherine Earnshaw: Her Relationships and Development Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights is about the relationships between two families and how those relationships affect the members of their families. Catherine Earnshaw is considered a free spirit, but is torn between two worlds. She has to choose between Heathcliff, her childhood and friend, and Edgar Linton, the man who is socially acceptable for her to marry. She grew up at Wuthering Heights, which is considered Outside the law, outside the codes and forms of restraint imposed by society and civilized valuesno limit to their passions, but love and hate with equal intensity, as if gripped by a monomania that will not allow compromise, that ...
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