William Wallace The True Story - 1,802 words
For generations, William Wallace has been a hero to Scotland and a patron of freedom. After Mel Gibsons portrayal of Wallace in the award winning movie, Braveheart, there was a dramatic rise in the popularity and recognition of the Scottish hero. The story of William Wallace has been passed down through many different generations. These generations include people of English, Scottish, and Irish decent, a few among many. All of these different cultures have passed down different versions of stories and records about William Wallace. Since there are many different stories about the same man, historians and scholars find it difficult to determine the actual truth about William Wallace and his p ...
Free research essays on topics related to: true story, wallace, william wallace, king edward, english army
How Has James Cameron Presented And Adapted The True Story Of The Titanic For The Cinema? - 1,015 words
How has James Cameron presented and adapted the true story of The Titanic for the cinema? The Titanic was a gripping story written by James Cameron in 1996. It is a re-write of what happened in 1912, and it tells the story well, and it has many realistic features, and to make the story even more impressive, James Cameron adds a love story to the equation, and the story is a success, which is very emotional, and a calamity at the same time. James Cameron manages to really make the audience watching the movie feel what is going on, and what it would have been like to experience being on the Titanic. The Titanic is likely James Cameron's finest piece of work, and he has written others like "Ter ...
Free research essays on topics related to: cameron, james cameron, love story, titanic, true story
True Story Of An Internet Hacker - 1,174 words
It was a lonely Saturday night. The wind was howling through the branches of the old oak tree outside my window. The branches swayed back and forth, creating faint tapping and screeching sounds on the glass. And so, I sat It was a night like any other; my music playing in the background and the room was illuminated only by the changing shades of green from my lava lamp. I waited. Suddenly, a came from the system unit of my computer, signaling that it was ready. I sat in my big leather chair, leant forward, and logged on. Immediately, the computer went through a series of programs, checking the system was operating correctly, and so on. The status bar reached 100% and the computer was now rea ...
Free research essays on topics related to: hacker, internet browser, true story, mass destruction, probable cause
Princess Diana - 536 words
Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961 at Park House, the home her parents rented on the the English royal family's estate at Sandringham. As a child she occasionally played with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, who were near her in age. Diana had two older sisters, Sarah and Jane, and a younger brother, Charles. When Diana was six, her mother left her father. The Spencers divorced in 1969, and Diana's father received custody of the children. In 1975 Diana's father became the eighth Earl Spencer, making Diana a Lady. Diana and her siblings moved to Althorp, the Spencer family estate in Northampton. Diana attended private boarding schools. Although she wasn't an especially good student, ...
Free research essays on topics related to: diana, princess, princess diana, joint custody, true story
One Child - 444 words
One Child is a true story about a girl named Sheila who had an alcoholic father who abused her. She was placed in a classroom for people with behavior problems. All of her previous teachers thought that she was lost, that no one could reach her, until her teacher Torey Haden (the author) reached out and cared for her. This book may give you many emotions, but you will find this book very touching. Torey is a teacher for children with behavior problems. She had nine children, and one assistant named Anton, he had not wanted the job, but the people at welfare told him he had to take the job. There were some children with some very serious problems. There was a beautiful child with long blonde ...
Free research essays on topics related to: true story, blonde hair, psychological treatment, welfare, sheila
Report On Reding In The Dark - 607 words
The novel, Reading in the Dark, is written by Seamus Deanne. This book is written from the viewpoint of a little boy who explains the episodes of his life as he grows up. Apparently, Deanne said in an interview with the Irish Times, that the accounts in the story are taken from his own family along with the other families in his neighborhood in Derry, Northern Ireland. As I read the book, I didn't think it was a true story, but presumed it was fictional. I think I thought this because it was all about hauntings and ghost stories and it didn't strike me as being a true account someone's life. After I read it, I found out that all of the accounts in the story are true, and it changed the way t ...
Free research essays on topics related to: northern ireland, true story, early life, boyfriend, irene
Herodotus And Rhampsinitus And The Thief - 1,201 words
Herodotus and Rhampsinitus and the Thief Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his familys opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made up of tales told to him by people from Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Colchis, He was criticized by several ancient writers for creating stories and passing them off as the truth. Herodotus is most famous for the nine books he ...
Free research essays on topics related to: herodotus, thief, true story, modern times, convert
Analysis Of The Great Gatsby - 1,378 words
ClassicNote on The Great Gatsby Short Summary of The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is a specific portrait of American society during the Roaring Twenties, yet tells the quintessential American story of a man rising from rags to riches only to find that whatever benefits his wealth affords, it cannot grant him the privileges of class and status. The central character is Jay Gatsby, a wealthy New Yorker of an undetermined occupation known mostly for the lavish parties he throws every weekend at his mansion but suspected of being involved in illegal bootlegging and other clandestine activities. However, the narrator is Nick Carraway, a young mid-westerner from a prom ...
Free research essays on topics related to: gatsby, great gatsby, jay gatsby, the great gatsby, the narrator
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 ...
Free research essays on topics related to: general public, public opinion, free press, aircraft, burning
Gilgamesh - 1,099 words
Stories do not need to inform us of anything. They do inform us of things. From The Epic of Gilgamesh, for example, we know something of the people who lived in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the second and third millenniums BCE. We know they celebrated a king named Gilgamesh; we know they believed in many gods; we know they were self-conscious of their own cultivation of the natural world; and we know they were literate. These things we can fix -- or establish definitely. But stories also remind us of things we cannot fix -- of what it means to be human. They reflect our will to understand what we cannot understand, and reconcile us to mortality. We read The Epic of Gil ...
Free research essays on topics related to: epic of gilgamesh, gilgamesh, real world, penguin classics, survey
None Provided - 1,872 words
On the continent of Africa a small village prepares for an important ceremony and the feast the will follow. Today, 9 little girls ages 5-11 will be circumcised by a village woman who has learned the skill from her mother and grandmother. Using a razor blade she will remove their clitoris and labia while they are held down by a few other women from the village. Then, each little girl will be sewn shut, with only a small opening left through which their urine and menstrual blood with flow. If the girls survives the procedure and many bouts of infection that may follow, the stitches will not be removed once she heals from the circumcision. Instead, they will be torn apart by her husband on her ...
Free research essays on topics related to: genital mutilation, cultural context, vintage books, african, torn
Community Policing - 1,083 words
American Me is a harsh look at the "reality" of prison and gang life, especially within the Chicano community. Based on a "true story", American Me traces the life of a Latino crime lord, Santana, from his youth growing up in the barrio of East Los Angeles, through his rise to power behind the walls of Folso Prison. Set against a backdrop of hopelessness and prejudice the movie brutally attempts to portray the continuing cycle of violence inherent within a crime-based life-style. In the end Santana is unable to escape that cycle, dying violently at the hands of his former gang members, while at the same time such violence is given rebirth within the barrio. Santana, played by Edward James Ol ...
Free research essays on topics related to: community policing, policing, drug trafficking, federal prison, discovering
Huck Finn A Rasist Book - 786 words
Controversial in death as he was in life, Mark Twain has been seriously accused by some of being a "racist writer," whose writing is offensive to black readers, perpetuates cheap slave-era stereotypes, and deserves no place on today's bookshelves. To those of us who have drunk gratefully of Twain's wisdom and humanity, such accusations are ludicrous. But for some people they clearly touch a raw nerve, and for that reason they deserve a serious answer. Let's look at the book that is most commonly singled out for this criticism, the novel that Ernest Hemingway identified as the source of all American literature: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For Twain's critics, the novel is racist on th ...
Free research essays on topics related to: adventures of huckleberry finn, finn, huck, huck finn, huckleberry finn, the adventures of huckleberry finn
Film - 1,624 words
There really are two ways of looking at a movie when it is based on the true story. When I see a movie of this type, I always struggle with the two choices, and usually end up somewhere in the middle. The Untouchables is that kind of movie. To start off with, I think that its a great film, director Brian DePalmas well done work. However, as is usual when the tale of Al Capone and Eliot Ness is told, some facts are taken with the source meterial. Manufacturing a confrontation between Ness and Capone does indeed enhance the storyline in The Untouchables, and for that, we must thank the director and the excellent work of the operator. To start off, lets deal with Kevin Costner, as he is the hea ...
Free research essays on topics related to: good company, true story, citizen kane, enhance, timing
The Origins Of Wonder Tales - 990 words
The Origins of Wonder Tales and the Reason for Their Creation and Evolution Folk tales, fairy tales, wise tales, and wonder tales are all a part of virtually everyones lives from one point of time to another. Whether your a child an adult or a grandparent these stories play a significant role in ones continuing development. Although they have an effect on people of all ages children are most susceptible to the primary goal of telling and recording these stories. The purpose of this form of interaction (again primarily focusing on the application of story telling to mold children) is to instill moral codes and hope in our youth and to do so in an entertaining way which is also most often the ...
Free research essays on topics related to: personal opinion, story telling, good vs evil, seldom, cinderella
Comparisons Of Real And Fiction - 1,030 words
While reading the book Theft by Joyce Carol Oates I found that often enough or for the whole time I did not think that the story was fiction at all. It drew me into its reality and then gave it an ending for me to rest on. The biggest part of this story to making someone think it is a real true life story of someones, was the ending when it told what happened to everyone, That fall, Mayra learned that Imogene was living in New York City. She had broken off her engagement over the summer; she had joined a troupe of semiprofessional actors, and lived in an apartment off St. Marks Square, (Theft, pg. 507). This quote to a person reading the book would see this as a true story for the simple fac ...
Free research essays on topics related to: fiction, real life, real story, york city, new york
Scott Odell - 1,355 words
... cott ODells early life he had a inspiration inside of him that was not revealed until after he achieved success in his professional life. During his college years he always showed an interest in words. One way he showed that interest was by becoming an editor for some time, then a director. During this time, all of his ideas were stored up in his head, to then begin his writings. He directed his first books towards adults. In the long run, he found that more of his interest lie in creating childrens writings. Scott ODell wrote his first book for children in 1960. It all began in Los Angeles, California. Scott ODell was born on May 23,1898, to Bennett Mason, an official of the Union Pacif ...
Free research essays on topics related to: scott, daily news, stanford university, santa cruz, amazon.com
Survival In Auschwitz - 543 words
"Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often easily loses himself." This short quote is taken from Primo Levi's "Survival in Auschwitz". It depicts a true story of Primo Levi during the Holocaust, who was relocated to an extermination camp after beginning a great life after college. Primo was captured with a resistant group from Italy. He used his college education and degree in chemistry to stay alive. The above quote brings a similar quote to mind. "What does it p ...
Free research essays on topics related to: auschwitz, savior jesus christ, economic times, catholic church, conservation
Teen Suicide In The Us - 1,691 words
Suicide is the third leading cause of deaths among people 15 to 24 (16) Although lately the rate of suicide is beginning to level off, it has tripled since the 1950s. The suicide rate varies with gender, race, sexuality, and environment. Males commit suicide four times more than females, yet females attempt suicide four times more than males. Concerning race, Statistics state that white males and females make up almost half of the suicides in the US, which is more than any other race.(2) Homosexuals commit 30 percent of all suicides in the United States. Some one who commits suicide can have a deceiving environment. Most people believe teens that come from a poor home life would have the hig ...
Free research essays on topics related to: attempted suicide, suicide prevention, teen suicide, teenage suicide, romeo and juliet
Middleeast - 600 words
Across the world millions of people lose trust for one another everyday. Usually trust is broken by people we do not know. Yet, people can also be betrayed by someone close, such as a friend or family member. When ones trust is betrayed by a friend or family member they will be devastated. Should one lend his trust just to have it shattered? People should never trust their family because their hearts will undoubtedly be broken. Everybody lies, even family. Hanan al-Shaykh shows an example of this in her story The Persian Carpet. In the story, the mother of a girl divorces her husband. Before she moves out she steals one of the familys most valuable possessions, a carpet, but she blames an ol ...
Free research essays on topics related to: true story, family member, lending, trembling