To Kill A Mockingbird Notes - 2,037 words
... away from fishing to accompany him to Helen Robinson's house, and how Helen collapsed at the news. Meanwhile, the news occupies Maycomb's attention for about two days, and everyone agrees that it is typical for a black man to do something irrational like trying to escape. Mr. Underwood writes a long editorial condemning Tom's death as the murder of an innocent man, and the only other important reaction comes when Bob Ewell is overheard saying that the death makes "one down and about two more to go." Atticus advises Jem to stand in Bob Ewell's shoes, echoing to advice he gave Scout earlier in the novel. Here, however, Atticus' attempt to understand another human being fails: he makes an h ...
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To Kill A Mockinbird - 990 words
One of the major masterpieces of American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee originally as a love story, was published in 1960 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It also won an Academy Award when it was later made into a film starring Gregory Peck. The story is set in imaginary Maycomb County in southern Alabama. The time frame for the story is the early 1930's during the great depression. Poverty was common and times were extremely tough. This book is loaded with interesting characters. Here is an outline and description of some of the most important characters. The story revolves around the Finch family, led by Atticus Finch, a lawyer. Atticus has two children: Jem, sh ...
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Stand Your Ground - 692 words
If a person today is asked to do something that he or she may not like to do and they say no, they may be looked down upon. Not only does this happen today, but it also was true in the early 1900s. It is just not fair when people stand up for what their mind feels is right, such as Atticus does in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, that they are looked down upon and harassed. Atticus tries to teach his children to stand up for what is right throughout the novel. One night Atticus was talking with Jem and said, As you grow older, youll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and dont you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a blac ...
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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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To Kill A Mockingbird A Discussion Of Major Themes Within The Text - 1,177 words
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a rich text consisting of themes that were the harsh reality of the novels setting; rural Alabama during the 1930s. Racism, discrimination, prejudice, and hatred are all among the issues that author Harper Lee deals with. In addition to these weighty and unsettling topics in the novel, Miss Lee revolves her plot around the life of a young girl named Scout Finch. Scout is telling the reader the story in retrospect when the novel begins. We learn she is six years old and has an older brother named Jem. Central to the plot is the childrens innocence. Their relative naivete can be observed through the simple ways in which they play and pass the time. Jem and Sc ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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Civil War Effect By Its Litature - 1,285 words
COURAGE AFFECTED PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THE CIVIL WAR? Stephen Crane, (1871-1900), was an American novelist and poet, one of the first American writers of the naturalistic style of writing, Crane is known for his pessimistic and often brutal portrayals of the human condition, but his stark realism is relieved by poetic charm and a sympathetic understanding of character. Born in Newark New Jersey, and the son of a Methodist minister, Crane began work in 1891, in New York City, as a freelance reporter in the slums. The job provided him with material for his first novel, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets written in 1893, a work that won praise from American writers Hamlin Garland and William Dean How ...
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The Lost Years 15861592 - 3,004 words
... ncially and made investments in his native Stratford, assembling a comfortable life and a solid estate. Finally in 1599, he became part owner in the most prestigious public playhouse in London, the Globe. The Works. Shakespeare's early works, to mid-1594, can be divided into four groups: 1. The Classical plays: his first works which were heavily influenced by the classical examples he had learned as a student. Plautus served as the model for The Comedy of Errors, Seneca for Titus Andronicus. Both crude works when compared with Shakespeare's later work, but better than most plays being performed on the English stage at the time. 2. The History plays: where Shakespeare took the rough mater ...
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Simon Birch - 708 words
In order to flourish a tree must have strong roots. They are essential in the growth of the tree and without them it will eventually wither away. The same can be said about a person and his roots. Not knowing who you are or where you come from can make things very tough. It can fill your life with a never-ending curiosity and an incredible desire to seek the truth. In the movie Simon Birch, the character of Joe is determined to discover who his father is. Simon Birch not only helps Joe seek this truth, but, in doing so, instills a great deal of faith in him. Simon is a person that possesses an inconceivable amount of faith. The life he was dealt left him with no choice. Just the mere fact th ...
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Moby Dick - 882 words
Exploitation and discrimination of the female began when god made Adam and Eve. By not making Eve the same way he made Adam god said to society she is not you're equal she is different. When you are born you are dressed according to sex, girls pink boys blue. This puts the boys in one place of society and girls in another even though when you are small boys and girls are the same in height and strength. As the little girls get older our culture tells her you are not as strong or as smart as that boy. Girls get the message when that little girl tries to join the football team. The coach tries to discourage her from joining by saying she is too weak and can get hurt. To the boys the coach woul ...
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Olympics - 1,212 words
Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce, and politics. These two opposing elements of the Olympics are not a modern invention. The conflict between the Olympic movement's high ideals and the commercialism or political acts which accompany the Game. The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of athletes from any country. Also, the games were always held at Olympia instead of moving around to different sites every time. Like our Olympics, though, winning athletes were heroes who put the ...
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Lowriding - 1,252 words
... gh modification of symbols and materials found in dominate culture. Individuals identify themselves with the changes they make to their cars, allowing their automobiles to project the image that they wish for themselves. Car Stereos also are an important factor in a "bitchen ride." The volumes achievable today in automobiles is staggering. Car Stereos often can be heard as far as a mile away, causing the whole chassis to rattle with each bass hit. West Side members, all have customized speaker kits in their cars, often in the form of a box contained in the trunk. One member told me " a good system lets you be heard peoples is hearen, my music." The music played on the stereo is a differe ...
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Essay On Lies My Teacher Told Me - 1,051 words
James W. Loewen, in my opinion, makes a very valid argument in Lies My Teacher Told Me. He argues that teaching (of history) today relies too much on the textbooks which glorify the United States and its imperfect leaders and heroes. His examples, in fact, are very surprising to those most unfamiliar, or deceived, in their understanding of American History and are painfully obvious to those fairly educated in the events of our nations past. Personally, I agree with Loewens statements and find his points to be deserving of merit, myself having been taught from various sources other than text books and already informed of some of the incidents he refers to. The event, or chain of events, which ...
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The Caste System In To Kill A Mockingbird - 1,249 words
Imagine a time and place where no one is equal. Colored people have to drink from different water fountains; those who were poorer are not allowed to be involved with those who were wealthier than them. As a matter of fact, if one was different, they are shunned by society. In a perfect world, people would rejoice in each one anothers happiness, but this isnt a perfect world; nor was it in the 1930s. The Southern states were an area of archaic, imported romanticism (Erisman, p.1). People of the south disliked anyone who was different from them. Even people of the same race or caste often disliked one another. There was fighting between races. Some white groups had hatred for other white grou ...
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To Kill A Mocking Bird Chapter Summaries - 1,657 words
... ned that it was because no white man would hire the wife of Tom Robinson. Scout still does not completely understand allot of what is happening, but Jem is trying to act very mature. When they return home from church, the children find Aunt Alexandra on the front porch waiting for them. Aunt Alexandra had come to spend the summer with her brother and the rest of the family. She was going to try to have a feminine influence on Scout, and she was also there to tell the children more about the roots of the family, and tries to enforce the importance of the family on them, however she is careful to leave out any dark family history. The children are not happy about their aunt staying for the ...
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Why The South Lost The Civil War - 550 words
There are many factors that contributed to the Souths loss of the civil war. Not only was Southern leadership weak, but the Southern army was significantly smaller than the Norths immigrant fed army draft and around 180,000 slaves fighting for the abolishment of slavery. The South also suffered severely from an insufficient transportation system for the movement of weaponry and goods. As though this wasnt enough of a disadvantage for the South, their dream of foreign intervention, possibly by Britain, was shattered by the diplomatic leadership of the North, and a British oversupply of cotton that prevented manipulation of Britains markets. With all that the Southerners had against them, they ...
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Jonbenet Ramsey - 1,206 words
The brutal murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey on Christmas night in 1996 shocked America to its core. Just as the Lindbergh baby kid napping and murder seven decades earlier had seared the nations consciousness, this murder of a beautiful and talented child in a wealthy Boulder, Colorado home --renewed every parents worst nightmare. It has been nearly three years since this violent crime occurred and no one has been brought to justice. At 6:48 p.m., Dec. 23, 1996, a 911 call was placed from the Ramsey home to the Boulder Police Department. The call was terminated before a police dispatcher could speak to the caller. Six minutes later the police called the Ramsey home, but got a voice-mail ...
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1.The difference between the Cantys child reception of the world and the Tudors childs is the Cantys child feels he has come into the world in trouble, and the Tudors child is totally unaware that he is among the great lords and ladies. The receptions are different because one family is rich and the other is poor. 2.The story takes place in the ancient city of London, England in the sixteenth century. 1.The Tom Cantys home life was very dirty and poor. He slept on the floor on piled up hay and ate food scraps. His father was very mean and always beat him every time he got mad. 2.Tom makes a living by begging for food. 1.Tom meets the Prince of Wales by roaming around and getting lost. He the ...
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In 1997 images of a beautiful six-year old beauty queen flashed across the T.V screens in homes across the U.S. and around the world. Who had murdered JonBenet Ramsey? No one knows. The case brought all eyes to the attention of child beauty pageants. Videos and pictures of JonBenet were literally on every news-program and in every newspaper and magazine. The world of beauty pageants had been exposed. The world of child beauty pageants that to an outsider- seemed to tread a fine line verging into pornography(Branson). The sights of these little girls imitating adult beauty queens in pictures are shocking. Pageant children are seen as having been deprived of their childhood by being taught sex ...
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