The Overnight Sensation - 1,139 words
The book, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie provided a way for people to motivate themselves and enter the work force after the Great Depression. As an enlightened individual and business man of the time, Mr. Carnegie created a book that, "touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish phenomenon of post-Depression days, as evidenced by its continued and uninterrupted sales into the eighties, almost half a century later," (Carnegie 13). The peoples' low morals and lost hope during and after the Depression made Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, an "overnight sensation." As stated by "Overview of Great Depression," it is ...
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Sensation - 1,366 words
H2>The Senses Act as A Data Reduction System Sensation is the stimulation of the sense organs by the external and internal environments. Sensations shape impressions of reality by interpreting the process that the individual feels, touches, smells and sees the world around. As Coon (1995) states The senses act as a data reduction system. Not only do the senses reduce data from both environments, but they also create a subjective reality by going beyond the raw data. The senses only experience a limited potion of energy available. Each of the five senses respond to different energy forms, the eye only responds electromagnetic energy (Waves which vary in the distance between one peak and the n ...
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All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,671 words
... by comparison. In many ways, the bond forged between soldiers in trench warfare is the only romanticized element to Remarque's novel.All Quiet on the Western Front - Chapter 6SummaryThe Second Company returns to the front two days early. On their way, they pass a shelled schoolhouse. Fresh coffins are piled by the dozens next to it. They make jokes to distance themselves from the unpleasant knowledge that the coffins were made for them. At the front, they listen to the enemy transports and guns. They detect that the enemy is bringing troops to the front, and they can hear that the English have strengthened their artillery. The men are disheartened by this knowledge as well as the fact t ...
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Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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None Provided - 1,398 words
... lled a master of the history of brain science since the 1800s. A little after his time, a Vietnamese physician named Fransod believed he could localize distinctions of character in areas in the brain, if fact in very small and accurate areas in the brain. He believed that if there was a certain trait that you were good at, you would get a lump of some sort that had enlarged that part of your brain. Many people believed that, and soon there were cartoons drawn of people with huge lumps in certain areas of the brain. As many followers as he may have had, he also had critics. One of those, a certain Pier Florence, didn't at all believe that any higher function could be localized on the cort ...
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - 869 words
Critical Analysis: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Setting: Late 1800s along the Mississippi River Plot: When the book begins, the main character, Huck Finn possesses a large sum of money. This causes his delinquent lifestyle to change drastically. Huck gets an education, and a home to live in with a caring elderly woman (the widow). One would think that Huck would be satisfied. Well, he wasnt. He wanted his own lifestyle back. Hucks drunkard father (pap), who had previously left him, was also not pleased with Hucks lifestyle. He didnt feel that his son should have it better than he. Pap tries to get a hold of the money for his own uses, but he fails. He proceeds to lock Huck up in his ca ...
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Quest Of The Faes - 1,941 words
A long time ago the elves and the faeries lived together in the beautiful city of Volvey. It was odd that the two races lived together in the same city considering that each had their own king, but they lived and worked together nicely. They were very skillful artist and spent many years perfecting and even surpassing their crafts. The elven people and the faes wrote down their spells and magic, and how they obtained and perfected all of their skills in a book they called the Keeper. The Keeper was aloud to be looked upon by any of the city's people. Though occasionally a squabble would arise over which race should keep and protect the book, but the fae king said that he would see no problem ...
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Setting Used In Edgar Allan Poes Writings - 768 words
Edgar Allan Poe is a major American Poet of the Nineteenth Century. He is also known for his achievements in short fiction and criticism for American Literature. In Poe's tales he uses setting to set the mood and to foreshadow certain things in his essays. In the two stories "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado" setting is used in great detail to help set the mood and tone of the stories. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is one of Poe's best-known and admired stories. This story is about a young nobleman, haunted by a family curse. In the story he buries his sister after she falls into a cataleptic trance (Critical 1644). The first part of the story is devoted to a d ...
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Triumph Or Tragedy - 1,646 words
Never, never, never give up, was coined by Sir Winston Churchill. This quote holds more meaning than could ever be put into words. Everyday we are faced with obstacles that occur in our lives. How we manage these everyday occurrences make us not only who we are, but also who we hope to become. Nineteen hundred eight six was an exceptional year filled with triumph and tragedy. May I never forget lessons learned and innocence lost. Tragic events do not preclude tragic outcomes. Leaving home was probably the hardest thing I ever had to do at the age of seventeen. For seventeen years I lived in the small ranch style house. I always dreamed of leaving, but never thought the time would come. Final ...
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The Tree - 386 words
My most vivid memory of my grandparents farm is the sloping crabapple tree that graced their back yard. There was nothing particularly special about the tree to anybody who passed by it, but to me it was a fortress. The petite, green crabapples that cluttered the tree weighed down the arching branches, producing a fountain of vibrant leaves that spilled to the ground. Pushing aside the flowing tentacles of the tree revealed a secret cove of uncut grass and brightly-colored wildflowers. It was in that cove that I would sit for hours, reading, napping and feasting on the never-ending supply of apples. The crabapples that I plucked were more sour than anything I had ever tasted was. Their tartn ...
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Gay Teens In High School - 1,048 words
One gay man remembers his high school years as filled with intense loneliness, fear and self-hatred. Another recalls spending every lunch period in a bathroom stall. A lesbian recollects her bottling up all her emotions and silencing all spontaneous gestures, terrified of saying or doing anything to betray her own secret. Unusual memories? Not at all. Most gay people, and many of todays gay teens in high school, can describe similar tales. In most teenagers lives, they experience a wonderful four years of high school; but gay teenagers experience something much different. These students go through school trying to fit in and just be accepted by the society around them. In many cases, there i ...
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Ann Radcliffes The Italian - 1,513 words
In Ann Radcliffe's "The Italian", the very first thing that we see described is a veiled woman: "It was in the church of San Lorenzo at Naples, in the year 1758, that Vincentio di Vivaldi first saw Ellena di Rosalba. The sweetness and fine expression of her voice attracted his attention to her figure, which had a distinguished air of delicacy and grace; but her face was concealed in her veil. So much was he fascinated by the voice, that a most painful curiosity was excited as to her countenance, which he fancied must express all the sensibility of character that the modulation of her tones indicated" (5). Even without knowing anything about Gothic elements, this indicates very clearly what t ...
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A Narrative Essay - 1,179 words
Time sure does fly by awfully fast. I can remember when I was still in kindergarten; drinking orange juice and cookies, playing at recess, nap time, having your own little cubbie hole, bringing your toys in for show and tell, playing heads up seven up when its raining out site, making arts and crafts to take home to your parents, and more. Then I realized the moment I've been waiting for has arrived. All the pain, agony, struggling, and time I've wasted away in my life is about to pay off. It was the beginning of my senior year in high school. Life was taking on a whole new shape. One more year to go and I'll be out of here. Your senior year so much is going on, and inside yourself you feel ...
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Pride And Prejudice - 666 words
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is the story of an English family in the early 1800's. The central theme in the story is the necessity of making a good marriage for each of the five daughters in the Bennet family. Elizabeth Bennet is the central character in the novel and the second oldest daughter. The role of her sisters' characters influence Elizabeth's thoughts about her own romantic interest, Fitzwilliam Darcy, throughout the novel. Lydia Bennet, Elizabeth's youngest sister plays an important role in Elizabeth's feelings for Darcy. Ultimately, Lydia's improper behavior brings Elizabeth and Darcy together, justifying Austen's portrayal of Lydia as an uncivilized, idle, and irrational y ...
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The Evolution Of Huckleberry Finn - 833 words
It was easier to recognize the traits that Twain was contemptuous of, since the entire book was supposed to satirize society. But there were certain traits that Twain admired, too. (3) Twain showed that he admired morality in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn personified through Huck. We have no real morals, but only artificial onesmorals created and preserved by the forced suppression of natural and healthy instinct.(4) Such instances include his not telling on Jim when he ran away, Huck returning the stolen money to the girls and Huck trying to escape from the King and the Duke after the burial. Twain chooses to have Huck evolve morally in the novel instead of giving him an outstanding se ...
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The Meal A Poem By Susan E Berger - 585 words
Fear, anxiety, and shame, these are just a few of the emotions instilled upon the innocent children and mother in Suzanne E. Bergers poem titled The Meal. These emotions have been brought forth from an abusive and domineering father with an insatiable need for perfection. My personal interpretations of the underlying messages found throughout the poem have led me to draw the above conclusions. There are only two lines in the poem that directly refer to the mother. Despite this lack of reference, the lines create a very powerful image to me, that she is a victim of abuse. The two lines, they are waiting for the mother to straighten her lipstick(11:749), and her mouth uneven as a torn hibiscus ...
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Looking At Picturesberger - 1,141 words
Looking at Pictures (Berger) Final Draft Upon receiving the assignment to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and pick a painting that seems silent and still yet invites conversation I was originally frustrated and wanted to just get it over with and pick out the first painting I saw. However, once I entered the museum my stress and frustration decreased and I wanted to take the time to appreciate the artwork and find a piece that thoroughly grabbed my attention. The classic quiet building put me at ease and I began my search. I passed many European paintings until one particular painting struck my eye. It was a painting that spoke to me and induced conversation among the other visitors of the mus ...
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Scarlet Letter Paper - 943 words
In the novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, what appears to be Hester Prynnes tragedy becomes the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdales suffering and depression, despite the letter "A" boldly present on her chest. Revered Dimmesdales affair with Hester Prynne continuously troubles his conscience; seeing that no other person feels as guilty, the minister is the most tragic character in the novel. At the time when this novel takes place, not only ministers, but ordinary people of the town took religion very serious. With great displeasure, Hester Prynne takes her punishment of being shunned from the people of her society, and by covering it up and secreting her sin, Pearls significant contr ...
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Hot Dog - 515 words
Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food, having been mentioned in Homer's Odyssey as far back as the 9th Century B.C. Fraunken-au-main, Germany, is traditionally credited with orginating the frankfurter. However, this claim is disputed by those who believe that the popular sausage-known as a "dachshund" or "little-dog" sausage-was created in the late 1600's by Johann Georghehner, a butcher, living in Coburg, Germany. Georghehner later traveled to Frankfurt to promote his new product. In 1987, the city of Frankfurt celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog in that city. It's said that the frankfurter was developed there in 1484, five years before Christopher Columbus set sail ...
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Fuck Off - 875 words
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