The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: Pulitzer Prize Nominated Masterpiece - 666 words
The Assassination of Julius Caesar blows away the so called truth proffered to us by the gentlemen historians who peddle a genre biased towards an upper-class ideological perspective. Parenti is an eloquent Caesarian historian who displays an astonishing amount of research finely organized and presented in this Pulitzer Prize nominated work; which will no doubt have the Ciceronians scrambling to put together a rebuttal. The Assassination of Julius Caesar points out how numerous popularis fell victim to the optimates death squads, Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Drusus, Clodius and Rufus all sealed their fates by taking up the populist cause. Along with Caesar each of them lobbied and pass ...
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Beloved - 1,135 words
Toni Morrison was born in Loraine, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She has accomplished many things from then until now. From writing several books to being a trustee of the National Humanities Center, she finds the time to remain grounded and stable. She has written many books, one namely Beloved which focuses on one womans trials and tribulations. Beloved is about a woman named Sethe, now living in the Reconstruction-era farming country of Ohio. Proud and beautiful, she escaped from slavery, but is haunted by its heritage. She must deal with this haunted life on every level, from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civi ...
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Beck - 1,259 words
Well in this short report on John Steinbeck I am about to include all of the work that I have done in this class Including my full report on one of his books, a little background on Mr. Steinbeck and many other things, All out of the mind and the computer of Jeremy Slaven. An American author and winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature, John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., b. Salinas, Calif., Feb. 27, 1902, d. Dec. 20, 1968, based most of his novels on the American experience, often with sympathetic focus on the poor, the eccentric, or the dispossessed. Steinbeck grew up in Salinas Valley, a rich agricultural area of Monterey County and the setting of many of his works, where he learned firsthand ...
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Arthur Millerbio - 1,634 words
With The Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century's three great American dramatists by the people of America. The dramatist was born in Manhattan in October 17, 1915, to Isadore and Agusta Miller, a conventional, well to do Jewish couple. Young Arthur Miller was an intense athlete and a weak scholar. Throughout his youth he was molded into one of the most creative playwrights America has ever seen, without these priceless childhood experiences there would have never have been the basis and foundation for his great works. During his bright career as playwright he demonstrated extreme ta ...
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Robert Frost - 1,033 words
Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His father was William Frost, a Harvard graduate who was on his way westward when he stopped to teach at Bucknell Academy in Pennsylvania for extra money. His mother, Isabelle Moodie began teaching math at Bucknell while William was there, and they got married and moved to San Francisco. They were constantly changing houses, and William went from job to job as a journalist. About a year after moving to San Francisco, they had Robert. They named him Robert Lee Frost, after William's childhood hero, Robert E. Lee. Frost's father died from tuberculosis at age thirty-four, in 1885. Isabelle took Robert and his sister back east to Massachu ...
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Old Man In The Sea - 391 words
AUTHOR The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway who was born July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. He later died of suicide in 1961 in Idaho. This book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954. He was an ambulance driver in World War I and wrote many major works. Santiago, the main character, was a wise old Cuban fisherman who was very experienced in the ways of the sea. Despite his age he had young eyes and great determination to catch the Marlin. Santiago had to survive much pain and loneliness to capture the Marlin The Marlin was eighteen feet long and purple with stripes on his side. This fish eventually became Santiag ...
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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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Email Etiquette - 1,859 words
This document is intended to offer guidance to users of electronic mail (e-mail) systems, whether it's a twelve-year old computer nerd's BBS, one of the dinosaur services like AOL-ful, Compu-Snore or Prodigee-wiz, or the vast world of the Internet. Although it's geared towards users of the afore-mentioned services, it has sections that apply to all types of e-mail systems. This is not a "how-to" document, but rather a document that offers advice to make you more computer-worthy (probably more worthy than you desire) and to prevent you from embarrassing yourself at some point in the near future. Inspiration for this document and for the tables in the Abbreviation and Smilies sections must go ...
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Angela's Ashes - 969 words
Angelas Ashes is an autobiographical novel, which takes place in Ireland and in America. This book tells the life of Frank McCourt, his brother Malachy, his mother Angela, and his father Malachy. The story also includes many other characters, including relatives, children, neighbors, and townspeople. McCourt describes his life from the time that he was a child of two years, until he was about twenty-five years old. The amazing thing that he does is that he makes himself the age that he is in the story. For example, when he was four, McCourt records the dialogue how it would actually sound if in fact he was four years old. I tell him (Malachy) stop telling that story, its my story. He wont st ...
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The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,531 words
... ction with the characters of this story, the events themselves reveal Steinbeck's second major area of symbolism. He uses the events to shape his characters, as well as tell his story -- symbolic to the test of mortal life, the very reason we are here, so the Bible teaches us. There are several examples that illustrate how triumphant the human spirit can be in times of trouble and mental fatigue. The trek West itself reveals just how committed the Joad's were to their dreams. They risk everything just to find work and a place to live -- the basics. Each event serves as one more essential hurdle each main character must adapt to in order to fully disclose his/her own symbolism. For instan ...
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John Steinbeck - 959 words
John Steinbeck was a controversial and award-winning author who was considered to be one of the most significant authors of all time. He wrote many books throughout his lifetime and is known for his sharp, forceful writing style and wry humor. This paper will discuss Steinbecks childhood and early career as it influenced his writing. Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, and was the son of John Ernst Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton. He grew up in Salinas, California where most of his stories and novels take place. He used the surrounding Salinas Valley as an example of a serene and fruitful place in his books (DISCovering Authors 3,4). In school Steinbeck was considered to be a wonderful stu ...
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What Really Happened - 1,660 words
When someone views this picture for the first time there is usually a feeling of shock at what they see. This feeling is clearly understandable if you are just shown the picture by itself with no caption or background information. It is the lack of facts and truths that have caused this very photograph to be the center of so much controversy and debate. When this photo was taken from a video clip filmed at the bombing of Trang Bang in June of 1972 the correct version of the story was reported. Since then and in other journalist's stories the truth has become distorted over time and this photo has become an icon for the anti-war movement. Although this photo actually had very little impact on ...
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Freedom Of The Press Conflicts - 2,673 words
... , and anecdotes. Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism said that, "In 12 hours of coverage, there were only about 10 minutes' worth of actual facts." Stephen Lacy, acting director of Michigan State University's School of Journalism in East Lansing said through the coverage of the Kennedy tragedy, he saw, "a bigger disconnect between the press and the public. It was a bit of overkill, especially on television." He went on to say that "The media have not quite realized that overplaying does not help their credibility, but continues to show examples of the news industry exploiting a tragedy in a push to stem a 20-year slide in ratings, readers, and credibility ...
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Charles Lindbergh - 967 words
After Black Thursday, which was one of the major causes of The Great Depression, the nation needed heroes, or someone to simply lift the peoples spirits and thats exactly what Charles Lindbergh did. The "Spirit of the St. Louis" caught the world by surprise and Charles became one of Americas first celebrities. Every aspect of his life was written in newspapers and magazines or broadcast over the radio, this is why it is so easy for me to tell you that Charles Lindbergh is a true hero. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on February 4th, 1902 in Detroit. He grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minn. When Charles was only a child he showed exceptional mechanical ability. At age 18 he entered t ...
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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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President Clinton - 1,035 words
William Jefferson Clinton. He is the most powerful man in the world. He is also our President. However, what do we really know about him? With all the scandals and controversies surrounding this man and his family, is it possible to ever really know the truth about him? Perhaps the only way to do so is to examine the myths surrounding him, many of them of Clinton's own making, and delve beneath the surface. One of the most well known scandals surrounding Bill Clinton is the marijuana issue. During the 1992 election, at a time when Clinton least needed trouble, it became known that Clinton had smoked marijuana while attending Oxford. "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a tim ...
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Research Paper On Theodore Roethke - 1,090 words
Theodore Roethke was born on May 25, 1908 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born to Otto and Helen Huebner Roethke. In 1872 Roethkes father and grandfather emigrated from Germany. This is where Roethkes grandfather and father bought 22 acres of land and started a market garden. After making enough money they bought a greenhouse. In 1906 Roethkes father married Helen Huebner, also a German immigrant. This led to the birth of Theodore. While growing up, Roethke helped his father out in the greenhouse taking care of the flowers. While working with plants and nature this deeply affected him as we see it in his poetry. From all this time working with his dad Roethke gets one of his major ideas for wri ...
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Tony Kushner - 872 words
Tony Kushner was born in New York City, Manhattan, New York in 1956. He was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Both of his parents were musicians, and they encouraged him to follow his dreams seeing that he took interest in theatre at a young age. Hes Jewish and practices the gay lifestyle. He was educated at both Columbia University and New York University. He received degrees in medieval studies and in theatre. Hes currently living in New York City. Kushner started writing his plays in the early 1980s in and with a group he founded himself for theatre. He writes his plays with the intent that they are part of a political movement. He addresses moral responsibility in times of repressed pol ...
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Pearl S Buck - 1,832 words
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was born on June 26, 1892, in Hillsboro, West Virginia. She was born while her parents, Absalom and Caroline Sydenstricker, were on a leave from their mission in China. She was the fourth child in her family and was one of only three of the Sydenstrickers children who reached adulthood (Conn 1). After three months in the United States, Buck returned to China with her parents. Buck would spend a great portion of her life in China and would use her knowledge and her personal experiences to write great novels. Some of these novels, such as her most famous, The Good Earth, focused on Chinese customs and on the Chinese way of life (Lutz 113). Buck was raised in her home. ...
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Banned Or Not - 1,284 words
"Just say You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't. First he put his thing up against my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my titties. Then he push his thing inside my *censored*. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and get used to it." (Walker 1-2) If you as a parent took The Color Purple off the shelves and just opened the book you would begin by reading the quote above. As a parent who just opens the book and reads the first two pages, already, based on a snap judgment do not want their child to read this Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. The much talked about novel, The Color Purple, can be seen as controversial to many differ ...
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