Rebel Against Society - 1,479 words
In J.D. Salingers, The Catcher in the Rye, the novel tries to capture the adolescent life in a hyper-sensitive form, dramatizing Holden Caulfield as the main character who is known to be a rebel against society. Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old boy, believes in protecting the innocent. He strongly believes in saving the innocence of children who yet not know adulthood. Especially the innocence of his little sister because he lost his brother who he believes lost his innocence when he died. Holden wants the innocence of children to be frozen behind that glass just like the figures in the exhibit are preserved in the museum where he goes to find his little sister Phoebe. He tries to play ...
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Mercantilism - 1,867 words
Mercantilism is an economic theory where a nation's strength comes from building up gold supplies and expanding its trade. Britain formed the American colonies so that they could increase their gold stores. They wanted raw supplies to make into products to sell and make money. They wanted America to pay taxes so that Britain could make money. America used the theory in that they thought they ought to, in order to be strong expand their trade beyond Britain. Countries like Belgium, and France wanted to also increase their trade, and expand it to trading with America. They also wanted to increase their gold stores by trading with America. Britain however did not want America to trade with Fran ...
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American Cowboys - 1,526 words
Have you ever wondered who the cowboys were; how they lived; or what they did? The American Cowboys way of life was interesting and unique, and they contributed more to society than one might think. Besides looking after stock and driving cattle, they had to round up huge numbers of cattle for ranchers. This paper will examine the American cowboys character, what they wore, the everyday things they did like driving cattle and branding calves and the lawlessness of the old west. The job wasnt just for anyone. Certain character traits and physical characteristics were required if someone wanted to be a good cowboy. Considering the distances that they covered, traveling was rough. the cowboy n ...
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Politics In The Guilded Age - 762 words
Discuss Politics in the Gilded Age. Include major political events and issues, and the roles of the "bloody shirt," corruption, patronage, and reform movements. The term Gilded Age was named for a Mark Twain book. It meant covered with gold, and was applied to this period as a whole. This was a period of corruption in sordid politics. The Republicans and Democrats didn't really have strong opposing beliefs during this period. The Republicans supported high tariffs and sound money. The Democrats supported lower tariffs and expanded currency. Both rural and urban classes supported each party. They worked with spoils and local issues. Both parties worked to please everyone, and to attract voter ...
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Ap History Essay - 665 words
Declaration of Independence is considered one of the most important documents in world history because its effects were felt around the world and not only in its place of origin, the United States. While blacks used context from the declaration to challenge slavery in the United States, the French used its ideals to start their own revolution. The Declaration of Independence can be seen to be one of the few documents that had a profound impact on the world, and this can be easily seen because of the changes it brought forth. The Declaration of Independence was a document made by several delegates of the U.S. in 1776. It was simply made as a document that declared the independence of the 13 B ...
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Slave Resistance - 1,156 words
It could be considered almost ludicrous that most African-Americans were content with their station in life. Although that was how they were portrayed to the white people, it was a complete myth. Most slaves were dissatisfied with their stations in life, and longed to have the right of freedom. Their owners were acutely conscious of this fact and went to great lengths to prevent slave uprisings from occurring. An example of a drastic measure would be the prohibition of slaves receiving letters. They were also not allowed to converge outside church after services, in hopes of stopping conspiracy. Yet the slaves still managed to fight back. In 1800, the first major slave rebellion was conceive ...
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Georgia Okeffee - 1,987 words
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in the year on November 15, 1887. She was one of seven children. O'Keeffe's aunt was mostly responsible for raising her. O'Keeffe did not care much for her aunt though; she once referred to her as, "the headache of my life." She did, however, have some respect for her aunt's strict and self disciplined character. O'Keeffe was given her own room and less responsibility. The younger sisters had to do more chores and share close living conditions. A younger sister stated that O'Keeffe always wanted things her way, and if she didn't get them her way, "she'd raise the devil." It was found through family and friends that O'Keeffe was like this throughout much of her ...
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Einstein - 1,135 words
Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost every person in the world. While most of these people do not understand his work, everyone knows that his impact on the world of science is amazing. Many people have heard of Albert Einsteins General Theory of relativity, but not many people know of his life that led him to discover what scientists have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874. Before he was a year old his family had moved to Munich where young Alberts father, Hermann Einstein, and uncle set up a small electro-chemical business. He was fort ...
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Liver Cromwell - 1,746 words
Sir Oliver Cromwell was a strong and well-outspoken person. Though he came from an average middle-class family. He became a member of parliament in 1640; he used his resources such as fellow parliament relatives to be elected. He became active in parliament with subjects on religion and Theyre where three major characteristics of Cromwells childhood. They were his social connections, his parents, and his schooling. Cromwells family was neither poor nor rich. Once he spoke to Parliament saying I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height, nor yet in obscurityhowel. He came from a middle-class family with a mark of gentility. He grew up in Huntingdon, England. gaunt He ...
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Mario Puzo - 582 words
American novelist, best-known for his Godfather saga. The novel stayed on The New York Times' best-seller list for sixty-seven weeks. Puzo's book had a deep impact on American society through its film adaptation, and the saying about "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" has became a clich. Mario Puzo was born into an immigrant family in New York City in the area known as 'Hell's Kitchen'. His father was a railway trackman. Puzo lived with his six brothers and sisters above the railway yards. During World War II Puzo served in the US Air Force stationed in East Asia and Germany. He studied at New School for Social Research, New York and at Columbia University. Puzo then worked for 20 year ...
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Ghandi A Great Leader - 1,549 words
Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi, though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi's love for people and his religious passion made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. On October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, a region of Queen Victoria, Mohandas Gandhi was born to Kaba Gandhi and his wife. Although his father, Kaba, was the chief Minister for the Maharaja of Porbandar, he and his family lived in a small house and belonged to a ...
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1984 - 713 words
Winston Smith works in London at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a totalitarian state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston is secretly dissatisfied with his life under the inflexible and paternalistic government and decides to keep a diary of his thoughts. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston knows that he will be eventually discovered by the Thought Police. To bind the party members, frequent two minute Hate Sessions are held to accuse the enemies of the party such as Emmanuel Goldstein who questioned party doctrines. Winston dreams of an idyllic Golden Country w ...
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Slavery - 826 words
African Americans resisted the practice of slavery and the trade of slavery from its inception in the United Stated in the early1600s to its end in the middle 1800s. They resisted it in the fields and in the big house; they resisted by organized rebellions; and they resisted by direct, spontaneous acts of courage. For their freedom slaves killed and were killed. They ran away, and their masters ran after them. They fought and died. They also survived. The conditions of slaves that survived varied. How well they were treated depended on their owner and the type of work they did. The field hands had it the hardest. They worked the longest hours and lived under the worst conditions. They had li ...
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The Awakening - 803 words
When faced with the question of "which novel did I have the greatest reaction to this semester?", the first story that came to mind was The Awakening. Although written from the perspective of a woman, I found that this story rendered my greatest emotional appeal. It is a story of a woman, Edna Pontellier, who transforms herself from an obedient housewife to a person who is alive with strength of character and emotions that she no longer has to suppress. The metamorphosis is shaped by her surroundings. It is the narrow minded view of society in Victorian times that makes this story possible. Just as her behavior is more shocking and horrifying because of her position in society, it is that ve ...
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Eva Peron - 1,145 words
What is happening to our people is a drama, an authentic and extraordinary drama for the ownership of life of happiness of the pure and simple well-being that my people have been dreaming about since the beginning of history. The Evita that people worldwide cherish as the Argentinian sweetheart is a stronger woman than I had ever envisioned. From reading her personal message to the people, I saw a woman who knew so much and had the will of an army to achieve her virtuous goal. She was a leader of the people, the people who lacked the power and authority to speak out for their cause. And she had a love for her nations people, like a mothers undying love for her children. But more than all els ...
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Chocolate War - 1,415 words
Jerry Renault in The Chocolate War appears to be going with the flowtrying out for football, checking out girlsbut his inner character drives him to differ. He fights to grasp his feelings and lacks self-confidence when he needs it most. As Jerry begins to unearth his inner-self, other obstacles and ideas dealing with certain emotions arise. As he progresses and reaches a level of comprehension, he grows closer to his goala sense of self-rule. Jerry seems to be a typical freshman, in a period of experimentationtrying out for the team, dreaming about girls, reading girlie magazines, but he also appears to be a dazed and confused one. He is stunned by his mothers recent death and by the way hi ...
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Colored People - 1,563 words
Integration was a main theme or topic in this memoir. It played an important role in the time when Gates was growing up and had a big affect on him throughout his book. Integration changed the way Gates viewed, whites, blacks, restaurants, hairstyles, church, school, etc. He went from a conformist to a rebel to an Episcopal. His community changed with him and the older generation of course did not take to integration as well as most of the younger generation did. Integration was considered a good thing to most people and others believed that Blacks had lost something through the whole ordeal. They believed that they had lost the close knit family ties that segregation indirectly created. Gat ...
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Creole Men In The Awakening - 1,567 words
In Kate Chopins novel, The Awakening the characters of the Creole men are diverse and different as the character Edna. Most of Kate Chopins stories center around a Woman unsatisfied with her position in life, while living in a man dominated society. The three main characters are typical men of that era. Chopin shows the diversity in each of those three characters. Roberts awakening, and the struggle to do what is the right thing. Alcee and how he is carefree and not concerned with societys expectations of him, and so has a reputation. Mr. Pontiller, a business man first and foremost, with little left for wife and family. Robert did the right and noble thing by leaving to go to Mexico so as t ...
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Chocolate War - 376 words
Jerry Renault is a Fourteen year old kid who goes to Trinity High School where the school is practically run and owned by the school gang called the Vigils. Most of the kids in the school are in the Vigils. A school tradition is to send non-Vigil students off on crazy "assignments" that are made to annoy the teachers and to give the Vigils a good laugh. One day, Jerry gets an assignment from the Vigils. It is for him not to participate in the school chocolate sale for ten days, and then start selling them. The vigils want him to do that because the head of the school Brother Leon, bought an extraordinary amount of boxes and if anyone doesnt sell them, Brother Leon will get very worried since ...
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Character Analysis Kazia From The Wedding Gift - 341 words
Kezia is an orphan, brought up by her adopted parents Mr. and Mrs. Barclay who have a strong bind over her. Throughout The Wedding Gift, Kezia experiences an evolution which helps her discover her strengths needed to break free from the servility that her parents had made her so accustomed. Perhaps it is this, which leads Kezia to rebel, in the hopes that she can be rid of her acquired shackles and move on with the life of which she had so hoped for. Kezia is of the age of twenty-two and very headstrong in her ways. She protests against her parents for arranging a union with Mr. Hathaway, but circumstances of bad weather prevent their marriage, thus causing the matrimony between Mr. Mears an ...
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