Astor John Jacob - 549 words
John Jacob Astor lived through1763-1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor's life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anything differently with his life. He is supposed to have replied that his only regret was not having bought all of Manhattan. Astor was born in the small town of Waldorf, near Heidelberg, Germany. At twenty he followed his ...
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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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Heart Of Darkness - 1,961 words
... the terms 'enemy' and 'criminals' to the natives. In actuality, they are simply "bewildered and helpless victims...and moribund shadows"(Berthoud. 46). Clearly, the injustice done by the simple misnaming of someone is unbelievable. After witnessing all of these names which bare no true meaning, as well as possibly degrade a person's character, Marlow understands that he can not continue in his former ways of mindlessly giving random names to something in fear of diminishing the essence of the recipient. As a result, Marlow finds himself unable to label something for what it is. While under attack, Marlow reefers to the arrows being shot in his direction as "sticks, little sticks", and a ...
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All Through The Night - 753 words
It was December 3rd, and Father Monsingnor Ferris went about his rounds of locking up the church. However, he did not know that Lenny, a skilled burglar, was waiting in the confessional until the moment Father Ferris left. He had come to steal a chalice with a star-shaped diamond and the daily collection of money. He got what he wanted and attempted to Meanwhile, an eighteen year old girl who had just given birth to a newborn baby decided that she really was not able to take care of this baby. A few hours after the birth of the child in a hotel room, she grabbed the baby, a stroller, formula, and blankets and dropped the baby off outside the church. Her plan was to get to a pay phone as soon ...
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Networking - 1,163 words
... elds that can interfere with the transmission of data on the network. When we installed the cabling, tie straps were used to allow for the securing of cables to avoid unwanted or unexpected disconnects. As we connected each cable, we labeled it at both ends. This helps the network administrator in troubleshooting and isolating any future problems. The CAT 5 UTP cabling will be run through the ceiling plenum and down the wall through 1 conduit to a mounting box with an RJ-45 faceplate with connectors. The other end of the media will be routed to a 19 equipment rack, which stands in the corner of the classroom. The rack will contain a 24-port patch panel, 2 hubs, and the router. Our facili ...
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Education Essay - 700 words
Every person in the United States is required to attend some schooling. Since college is not required, there are so many reasons not to go. Motivation is one of the biggest reasons that people do go. There are so many things that motivate different people to attend college. Probably one of the biggest things that motivate people to go to college is to improve their jobs or compensation. Anymore, to get an individual would have to have a college degree. Anyone can get a job where they show up to work, work long hours, with a low pay rate, and cannot wait to go home. However, by going to college and getting a degree in a field of choice, a person will be able to choose their job, work better h ...
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The Devil Made Me - 528 words
In short stories, I have learned that there is much more than what meets the eye. Nearly everything in the story has meaning. All I have to do is try to find all the hints and clues the writer drops and manage to put them all together, so I can interpret the writers meaning of what they are trying to convey in the writing. In the story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, I determined he is writing about a man who is coming of age and learns that there is darkness in everyone and upon this coming of knowledge, he is forever changed. From the start, Hawthorne describes Goodman Brown as a good Puritan who is devoted to his wife, Faith, whose name he uses like a shield for his soul. At t ...
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Cruicible - 396 words
In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is introduced as a main character early in the plot. He comes out as a rebellious man in a sense, and right away we learn of his affair with Abigail. By the end of the play Proctor is changing his ground and becoming a more responsible individual and not lowering himself to Abigails standards once again. In the beginning of the book when his affair is revealed, he could strike the reader as a weak and failing individual. One would think this because of the vow that he made to his spouse that she is the only or the chosen one. Proctor has not lived this statement truthfully and that proves that he is, in a sense, a failing individual. T ...
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Ironies In The Cast Of Amontillado - 1,598 words
Ironies Found in The Cask of Amontillado In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe writes in the first person point of view from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolic narrator of this tale, who vowed revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunatos suspicions through irony. Poe uses different types of irony throughout the story. The three different types of irony that he uses are dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story do ...
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Irony In Cask Of Amontillado - 1,674 words
The Cask of Amontillado is a story wherein the reader can find a multiple array of ironic acts and intentions. There are examples of both dramatic and verbal irony throughout this clever tale of horror. Even the setting reveals some sense of irony as we travel from a joyous carnival scene to a dismal cavern of death. It is best to begin with an analysis of the irony in this tale by following the chronology of the story itself. In the naming, the dialogue, the characterization, and in the setting of The Cask of Amontillado the irony, as it is woven throughout the tale, becomes self-evident and its purpose more meaningful. Prior to the initial meeting between the narrator and Fortunato we are ...
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None Provided - 2,622 words
For this paper I have decided to include information about both readings we have covered. We read William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Through reading both stories and by doing outside research I learned something interesting. This was that a Freudian theory was named for a few of the scenes in Oedipus the King and that this theory was also connected to Hamlet. This theory is known as the "Oedipus Complex" and when explained can provide a lot of insight into the interpretation of these plays. Its actual definition can be found in psychology books and even most encyclopedia. It is a concept used in psychoanalysis that shows a child's unconscious desire for the exclusi ...
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None Provided - 2,620 words
... is paper I have decided to include information about both readings we have covered. We read William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Through reading both stories and by doing outside research I learned something interesting. This was that a Freudian theory was named for a few of the scenes in Oedipus the King and that this theory was also connected to Hamlet. This theory is known as the "Oedipus Complex" and when explained can provide a lot of insight into the interpretation of these plays. Its actual definition can be found in psychology books and even most encyclopedia. It is a concept used in psychoanalysis that shows a child's unconscious desire for the exclusive ...
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Young Goodman Brown - 595 words
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Its Nvere Too Late - 616 words
Could Faustus have saved his soul had he repented to God before facing his impending damnation? Coming from a Christian upraising and parochial schooling, I would have to think that Faustus could have saved himself. I was always under the assumption that sincere repentance could be given at any time in ones life for salvation. God is not an angry and merciless being. Being born with original sin, salvation may be gained no matter what the faults of any mortal. In fact, Christ taught of love and forgiveness to those who sinned, some of who ultimately repented; Christ even taught of compassion for those who didnt know any better. In Marlowes story, Gods willingness to accept Faustuss faults is ...
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Mccarthyism Was More Than Just Mccarthy - 1,681 words
'McCarthy gave his name to an age, but there was far more to McCarthyism than McCarthy' McCarthy may have given his name to an era but there was much more to McCarthyism than just one man. In this essay the argument will be that there were many factors leading up to the McCarthy era both internal and external and that McCarthy found a platform in anticommunist fear, as it was popular issue at the time. And his fall from grace in 1954 may also be attributed to both internal and external factors that appeared to alleviate the anticommunist threat. Today we call it the McCarthy era. While convenient, the tribute is not without reason. McCarthys villainy was so plain that his name became a curse ...
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Role Of Afrocubans In The War Of Independence - 1,268 words
... fluid in the Oriente where there was already a large free black population before 1886. The Oriente held the largest black population on the island and was the site of initial rebel activity in both the Ten Years' War and the War for Independence. The Ten Years' War was never successful in becoming an island-wide revolt and part of the reason for this may be attributed to the effectiveness of Spanish propaganda that the Oriente blacks were planning a race war to establish an independent black republic. Some white separatist leaders were persuaded to lay down their arms under the Spanish pressure (Ferrer 1991:41). In the early 1890s Afro-Cuban journalists claimed that blacks were too wea ...
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Cause Of Ceasars Death - 1,280 words
Gaius Julius Caesar, a patrician and noble, became one of the most powerful men in Ancient Roman history. Caesar was a popular, and eventually became the people's hero. This wealth of power brought back images of the ruthless Roman monarchy, abolished centuries before, in 510 B.C. Caesar presided over the military, politics and religion; it allowed him to virtually control Rome. And, it was eventually Caesar's power, which led to his demise on the Ides of March in 44BC. Julius Caesar helped establish the vast Roman Empire but caused his assassination because of his power, and the control of politics in Rome. Caesar gained power in three main areas, which dominated Roman life. He acquired pow ...
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And Fall Of Spain - 1,005 words
In 1490 there was no such country as Spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in Europe and within another had sunk to the status of a third-rate power. Describe and analyze the major social, economic, and political reasons for Spains rise and fall. In 1490 there was no such country as Spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in Europe and within another had sunk to the status of a third-rate power. Spain experienced a social, economic, and political golden age during the sixteenth century. However, due to bad planning and decisions, Spain declined as a superior power. The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, in 1469, e ...
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Why The United States Sent Troops To Vietnam - 1,111 words
... in mind, the means by which we went about carrying out our will was wrong. This situation was different then World War II, and in hindsight should have been handled differently. In an attempt to quickly quell the Vietcong (meaning Vietnamese Communists), President Kennedy sent Special Forces troops to Vietnam in 1961. These troops were to train South Vietnamese forces and help them fight the Vietcong. However, the South Vietnamese proved to be inept and seemed incapable of learning to fight, and to protect their country. So, once again afraid of losing the battle to Communism, Kennedy commits thousands more troops. By the end of 1963, shortly after President Kennedy's assassination, a to ...
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Han Dynasty - 1,204 words
The Han dynasty (202 BC - AD 220) reunited the China after the Qin dynasty fell apart. The Han ruled China for forty years, which was divided into two periods: the earlier period Western Han and the later period Easter Han. Gaozu, who was the first king of the Han dynasty, was a minor official in Qin dynasty. He became a leader of a small group of soldiers and acquired territories. Overtime, his army expanded to large number. In 206 BC, Gaozu took the title as King of Han and he ended the Qin dynasty in 202 BC. The Han period was, for good reason, associated with the victory of Confucianism. Where the Qin had given political support to Legalism, the Han gave it to Confucianism. (Ebrey, P. 75 ...
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