Heritage - 857 words
Heritage is an important factor to every developing family. Heritage helps to develop a persons values showing what they believe in. Particularly about the values of their family. In the story Everyday Use, by Alice Walker, value of heritage is a main topic. Throughout this story there are many different words used to describe what Wangero (Dee), Maggie, and their mother value. These choices of words all play an important role in the contrasting values of these people and the battle over heritage. The mother of Wangero and Maggie is the narrator of this story. It is evident at the beginning of this story, when the narrator describes her clean yard as an extended living room, that she is prou ...
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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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Kate Chopin - 1,164 words
... aced with another death. In June 1885, her mother had died. Chopin was literally prostrate with grief (Unger 207). In later years, Chopin's daughter would sum up the effect upon her mothers character: When I speak of my mothers keen sense of humor and of her habit of looking on the amusing side of everything. I dont want to give the impression of her being joyous, for she was on the contrary rather a sad nature I think the tragic death of her father early in her life, of her much beloved brothers, the loss of her young husband and her mother, left a stamp of sadness on her which was never lost(Unger 207). Chopin began writing fiction very seriously in 1889. No one knows exactly why she t ...
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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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Why Im Afraid Of Bees - 974 words
The story starts off with Gary Lutz sitting under his big oak tree in his back yard reading his comic books. Then Gary's pain in the butt neighbor, Mr. Andretti, keeps scaring Gary by telling Gary that Mr. Andretti's beehive has gone crazy. Gary falls for it every time because Gary is afraid of bees. All day, Gary reads his comic books because he hates to do anything else. No one likes Gary because they think he's a nerd, because he stinks at sports and looks weird. For instance, one time Gary was lined up to play baseball with the other students and was last in line, and at the end of the game they lost because he struck out. So, one of the big kids came up to him and punched him in the nos ...
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The Use Of Race In Their Eyes Were Watching God - 862 words
The Use of Race in Their Eyes Were Watching God This novel, while poetically conveying a black woman's pursuit of true love, seriously addresses society's ability to be judgmental and oppressive. Gender, race, economic security, and social stratification share equally important roles in the development of the main character, Janie. Hurston vividly describes how each qualification specifically affects the character, although the racial implications are much more subtle. This subtlety allows the reader to mistakenly perceive indifferent or positive feelings towards the novels black community. Hurston initially establishes the ideal unimportance of race by using Janie's innocent childhood memor ...
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Tom Sawyer - 1,511 words
Tom Sawyer is full of adventures. In this book there is an adventure around every corner. Some of his adventures have leaded him into some bad situations but with his good heart and bright mind he has gotten out of them. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his cousin Mary and brother Sid. One of the first things to happen in the book is the painting of the fence. Polly made Tom whitewash the fence on a Saturday as punishment. Instead of him paying people to work for him, he made people pay him to paint. Tom did this by telling people that it isnt every day that you get a chance to paint a fence and he thought it was fun. He had people begging him to paint by the time that he was finished his stor ...
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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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Gates World - 626 words
Congrats to the man of the millennium Mr. Bill Gates. Bill developed the wonderful software that makes computing so much fun! As his company, Microsoft, surges for domination in the computing industry, I picture Bill installing little buttons under his desk for possible world take-over. Forget the Y2K bug, thats nothing! Through Windows I see Bill using Microsoft much like a chess move for world-wide Gates time! But dont worry, Im sure Bill has some pretty exciting plans for us. Microsoft will probably offer the Gates Home Computer. Provided that you paid your monthly fees, Windows2050 will connect you to the Gates Network where you would be linked to anyone and everyone. Firms will buy and ...
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Big Oil And Bus Ethics - 1,760 words
It can be argued (convincingly) that human's usage of fossil fuels is responsible for a large part of the world's pollution problems. The area that I will discuss is the interaction that the big oil companies have had with the environment surrounding their businesses in Alaska. I will not tackle the issue of whether it is right or wrong to extract or use fossil fuels. Instead, I will ignore the larger issue and concentrate on specific issues concerning the Arctic Slope activities of oil companies in Alaska. Because the North Slope oil fields are on American soil, the regulation of the industrial activities is far more stringent than other areas in the world. If we compared the North Slope oi ...
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The Run - 1,128 words
THE RUN She had only recently returned from the last fruitless round, and had just fallen into an exhausted sleep; when the persistent prodding was pulling her back into this warm, don't want to move, half awake daze. The probing became more urgent, more demanding, and she rolled away from it to face the entrance, a soft grey against the black surround. Slipping from under the cover, she stretched her legs, shook the mist of sleep from her head, and moved wearily towards it. The frost lay heavy on the ground, the puddles like glass littered the yard, and the drainage gully sliced through the centre of it all like a stream of silver. The stillness that had allowed the hoarfrost challenged her ...
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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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Bartleby - 751 words
It is dangerous to isolate oneself; dangerous for an individual and for a nation."- Jawaharlal Nehru. The quotation says that isolating oneself can be dangerous, as in the case of Bartleby, a character in Herman Melville's novella Bartleby. Bartleby's isolation was dangerous; it led to his depression and his death. The motif of the story is the isolation of Bartleby from society. Three literary devices support the motif: symbolism, descriptive passages, and irony. The walls symbolize Bartleby's isolation from society; descriptive passages convey his loneliness; irony further expounds upon the motif. Symbolism supports the motif of Bartleby being isolated from society. The symbolism is in thi ...
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Transcendentalism In Dead Poets Society - 672 words
Transcendentalism emerged as a philosophical and literary movement during the nineteenth century which focused on intuition and the individual conscience. Established by the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, Transcendentalism gained support from writers such as Emmerson Thoreau, and Fuller. These supporters believed that fundamental truths are known to the heart and therefor cannot be grasped by the senses. As applied to modern times, the movie Dead Poets Society depicts the Transcendental truths of self-reliance and non conformity. This Philosophy of Transcendentalism can be seen as having both positive and negative effects. One transcendental truth, the concept of trusting thyself, can be ...
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Descriptive Essay - 443 words
Person: He stands five foot five. His hair is blonde and brown. His eyes are brown as well. He listens to punk music, Nofx being his favorite band. He likes to go fishing in his grandmother's back yard, and hunt as well. He is nice to all who are nice to him. He never turns down a friend in need, even if he is in need as well. He is overweight, but it doesn't bring him down. He wears a necklace with his name on it, and a balled chain as well. He wears a chain bracelet around his wrist. He often wears JNCO jeans, because nothing else will do. He will rarely ever wear a shirt without a band on it. His hat is red, and bares the Millencollen symbol. His face is round and blushes easily. He likes ...
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Shabanugood Earthrebecca Essay - 1,268 words
In Shabanu, by Suzanne Fisher, Shabanu must search for her own identity. Shabanu is influenced by her family, especially her completely different older sister Phulan. Phulan is beautiful, more like their mother whom she helps around the house. Shabanu is wild and strong like their father, and helps him with the camels and other yard work. They are both betrothed to marry, when they come of age. For the past few years, Shabanu helps her father with the animals and this year, she must learn to cook food and clean the house. Shabanu has to prepare to be married and learn to live a life of her own. She is betrothed to Murad whom she loved, and will marry when she becomes of childbearing age. Sha ...
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With Or Without You Causation - 1,523 words
"See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side. I'll wait, for you. Slide of hand and twist of fate, on a bed of nails see makes me wait. And I'll wait, without you, with or without you, with or without you. Through the storm we reach the shore, you give it all but I want more. And I'm waiting for you, with or without you. With or without you, I can't live with or without you." (U2 3.) My name is Jack. I want to tell you how I feel right now, but it cannot be placed into words. You can only put yourself in my shoes and imagine what I am going through right now. By understanding the causes, you can understand the effect. Maybe you have been there too. My story starts four m ...
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Daniel Defoe - 1,869 words
... more violent protagonists (Sutherland, 86).An order for his arrest was issued on January 3, 1703. Captured soon after, he was sentenced on July 9, 1703, to stand three times in the pillory. Had a mob been in an angry mood, the pillory might have meant Defoes death. He won the mob to his side by distributing a poem from A Hymn to the Pillory, in which he proclaimed his innocence and attacked the judges. Robert Harley, one of the secretaries of state, rescued Defoe from jail. Defoe was grateful and remained a supporter of Harley for the next 15 years. In 1704, at the age of 44, Defoe began to write the Review. It started out being published once a week, then later three times a week. The ...
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Robert Frost And The Depression - 1,852 words
Robert Frosts poetic images and topics changed as a result of the depression. Reflected in Robert Frosts poetry lie the feelings and concerns of Americans, expressed through different poetic images and topics. As compared to Robert Frosts earlier work, which focused on man and nature, Frosts poems during the Great Depression, shift poetic images and topics to the relationship between man and man. Later in Frosts life, after the depression, Robert Frosts themes changed another time to man and God. Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874 to Isabelle and William Prescott Frost. In 1885, at age 11, Frosts father died. As a result Robert moved with his mother and sister Jeanie to Lawrence, Ma ...
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Responsibilities Are More Important Than Rights - 1,206 words
Responsibilities are more important than Rights Everyone has rights and responsibilities. Rights are things that people are aloud to do. Responsibilities are things that people are expected to do. In this essay, I will be telling you some facts why responsibilities are more important in the society of Waknuk. The first point is David's father, Joseph Storm hates offences and blasphemies because of his religion. Next is Old Jacob thinks that rules should be changed in Waknuk because he wants it to be like when his father was around. Lastly Alan Ervin detects the thoughts and shapes group and that Sophie has a sixth toe. The people in Waknuk believe in responsibilities over rights. David's fat ...
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