Queen Liz - 1,644 words
A QUEEN ADORED: ENGLAND'S ELIZABETH II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker's Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-51. She was also a Labour party candidate for Cheltenham, and later for the City of Oxford. After both campaigns proved unsuccessful, Longford began her career as a writer in 1954, where she concentrated ...
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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 Island - 969 words
Slowly I rowed my canoe toward Hide Away Island, my island. The oars glided gently over the water making ripples. If you had been standing on the shore looking at the scene, Im sure you would have found it very picturesque. The setting sun was reflected by the water, and over head birds flew. I didnt take the time to enjoy the beauty though, because I know with each stroke of the oars, I got closer to my refuge. The minute my canoe scraped the sandy ground, I let out, and tied it securely to a branch. Grabbing my pack, I began my trek to my fort. I first built the fort when I was ten, all by myself, but the fort was really Chads idea. Chad was my big brother. Hes the one who really discovere ...
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You Never Know - 2,164 words
I awoke. There was a crash on the main deck. I heard a loud crack from above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw shocked me. The small wooden boat was completely in flames! I slowly moved toward the sound being careful not to get caught in the flames. The smoke was choking me. I could see an outline of a face across from me. It was Jaden, my best friend. He was completely surrounded by the bright orange flames. "Yeah, but the fire has me surrounded!" I hit the water with a crash. I swam through the water around the boat that was covered in flames to find Jaden. "Yeah the flames were everywhere and I wasn't sure what to do. I was so scared." "I would have been to. You did a smart thing by jum ...
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Happily Ever After - 1,235 words
People say when you marry someone you dont just marry that one person, but you marry that persons whole family. Every family has its dysfunctions. Every family has members that are often times difficult to deal with, but thats what family is all about; sticking together and loving one another, despite what differences or opposing forces may exist. In Liars Club, Mary Carrs Grandma didnt share this point of view when it came to Pete, Marys father. In fact, she wanted Marys mother, Charlie, to divorce Pete before they were even married. Grandma subsequently viewed my father as some slick-talking hick who had baffled her only child into settling for a two-bedroom tract house when she deserved a ...
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Letters From The Samantha - 1,373 words
An interesting short story is Letters from The Samantha by Mark Helpin. This story tells the fascinating tale, in the form of never sent letters, of an ape brought aboard an iron-hulled sailing ship in 1909 by Samson Low, the ships captain. Although the author makes a point to tell the reader, through Samson Low, that the animal does not symbolize anything or mean anything, in fact, He stands for nothing (280), several arguments can be made to contradict this. One could argue that the ape symbolized the untamed and rarely used wild side of Samson Low through a comparison of their personalities, appearances, and the way they are treated by others. Samson Low was a captain of a ship owned by t ...
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The Bird Eye View Of The World - 1,585 words
Barbara Kingsolvers book High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never is a collection of twenty-five different essays. They do not seem connected to each other at the first sight, but in reality, a few major themes, such as parenting, motherhood, family life and nature, connect them together. Several of the essays contain a critique of different aspects in the U.S. culture on which the author focuses. For my writing, I chose four of those essays: High Tide in Tucson, Stone Soup, Somebodys Baby, Civil Disobedience at Breakfast, in which Kingsolver wrote about parenting in America. In my essay, I will try to explain how the author connected her essays with the critique of this aspect, and wha ...
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Maltese Falcon - 1,613 words
The Portrayal of the Characters in the Maltesse Falcon suffers from transistion to the Huston film. Spade is portrayed to have much more power in the Huston film than in the book. He seems to have more control over Brigid and the whole on going situation. First we see this when we enter the apartment of Spade. In the book we have the feeling that Spades apartment was small, In his bedroom that was his living-room now the wall bed was up,(Pg. 61), this tells us that Spade was living in a bachelor room. Spades room seemed to have an image of simplicity for example no pictures no designs etc. As one of the main images, I got the impression that his room was rented. As we see here, Spade was rep ...
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The Outsiders - 480 words
The novel I read was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. My copy of The Outsiders was published in 1997, but the original was first published in 1967, both by Viking Penguin. S.E. Hinton wrote this novel when she was just sixteen in the 1950s. The times are different, so some thing were a little confusing, but overall the book was written well. The story takes place in a city in Oklahoma in the 1950s. The storys main character is a boy by the name of Ponyboy who is fourteen years old. He is sensitive beneath a tough and confused outer layer. Ponyboy is very smart for being a greaser, he has tuff looking hair, he has a strong build for his age, hes the youngest in the gang, and he doesnt like the g ...
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Thomas Edison 1 - 646 words
The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face. "A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma." As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores an ...
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Democracy - 634 words
Although many may think it has been written by Hitler, Mein Kampf is not a book in the usual sense. Hitler never actually sat down and poked at a typewriter or wrote longhand, but instead he dictated it to Rudolph Mess while pacing around his prison cell in 1923-24 and later at an inn at Berchtesgaden. I feel reading Mein Kampf would be like listening to Hitler speak at length about his youth, early days in the Nazi Party, future plans for Germany, and ideas on The original title Hitler chose for the book was Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice. However, his Nazi publisher knew better and shortened it to Mein Kampf, simply My Struggle, or My Battle, which ...
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Atlantis Fact Or Fiction - 1,005 words
... , the Atlanteans attempted to leave the continent in order to teach other civilizations what they had learned and about their culture (Starbuck). Arysio Nunes dos Santos has a different theory than the others. Santos places the continent of Atlantis in the Indies, India and Indonesia. So far this is the only place where there have been virtually no sightings of Atlantis. He believes that the remains of Atlantis lie at the bottom of the of the South China Sea. He also agrees with Plato on how Atlantis was destroyed and also when Atlantis was destroyed. With the location that Santos places this continent, it could explain why so many civilizations have made references to this mysterious is ...
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Blackberry - 838 words
My life is at its peak, but now coming to an end. My name is Blackberry and, in order to live I have to search for this herb. It is only located in a magical place with magical characters such as talking animals. In order to go into this magical place I have to believe in magic, a thing I haven't believed in since I was a kid. I need the herb, because I have cancer and want to be cured. I tried everything to make myself believe in magic but nothing helped, until that night when a short, chubby man with big blue eyes appeared in my room. He reminded me of a Leprechaun! I did not believe at first that he was there so I rubbed my eyes to see if he would still be there, which he was. He asked me ...
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Fat Boy - 672 words
Did you ever have the chance to do something you really wanted to do, but you just didnt have the guts? well I encountered something similar to that. It started when I was at thirteen , back in Junior high school. That was the awkward age when everyone was begging to mature and grow those awful bumps all over there faces. Which was considered puberty, but in my situation pimples were not the problem, but my weight was. I was 59 250 lb. with my shoes off. This created an impact on my life that I will never forget, and most importantly it created a lack of self confidence, which didnt help my It was a Friday night, and there was a dance at the school. I spent an hour primping for the dance tha ...
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Pigman - 313 words
John Conlan is a main character in the book The Pigman. He doesn't act, think and have a social reputation as many people might think. He is a sophomore in high school. He is about six feet tall and has blue eyes. He has long brown hair, he's skinny and many people think he is handsome. His eyes are large and they are the kind that stares right John drinks and smokes more than anybody, (John's best friend, Lorraine thinks). He also curses way too much in Lorraines eyes. She thinks he acts bad because he craves attention because his family really doesn't care about him. He once as a freshman was nicknamed the bathroom bomber because he set off bombs that would explode and go every where in th ...
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Tex - 552 words
1q. Write a character sketch for one of the main characters in your book. Be sure to include physical features, personality, statical information and examples of actions or thoughts that show these features. 1a. Character Sketch of Johnny Collins. Johnny Collins is Tex McCormicks best friend. Johnny just got a motorcycle for his birthday and wasted a lot of time on it. Johnny has a lot of freckles, and has flame-colored hair. This was unusual for him because the rest of his family was either real dark haired, like his mom, or real blonde haired, like his dad. He also has dark blue eyes like the rest of his family; he said its their trademark. He is a daring boy, and very courageous also. One ...
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People - 416 words
In the book the Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison redefines American History and the place of Afro-American culture within it. She reveals the microcosm of that of Afro-American cultures, to the Macrocosm of all that of societies cultures. She reveals the definition of beauty and the societal prejudices that are prevalent today. It is evident throughout the book that beauty is one of the major themes that is prevalent. Morrison is revealing what stereotypic look society portrays as beautiful. The idealistic views on what beautiful is when there is no such thing as only certain people being beautiful; the ones with blue eyes and blond hair. Pecola continues to struggle with how she looks on the outsi ...
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Relationships In Teenagers In Todays Society - 1,454 words
Did you ever wonder how if felt to be in love? What about being in a relationship? Many teenagers today have already experienced the hardship of being in relationship with someone and being in love. Some have not been in love but most have beenin a relationship. Instead of breaking my head trying to figure out what it is that teenagers in todays society face up to in relationships, I decided to do a little investigating. I decided to ask some of my friends to answer my questions. I sat each person alone and asked them my simple questions. Most of the answers were similar for the females and most of the males answers were the same also. I questioned eight girls and eight boys. Out of eight bo ...
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Jackie O - 1,741 words
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28th, 1929 in East Hampton, Long Island. Jacquelines mother was Janet Lee Bouvier, a highly ambitious horseback rider. Jacqueline was nicknamed Jackie after her father, Jack Bouvier. Young Jackies parents were a very well off coupled. Her father had an estimated fortune of 7 million dollars and Janet came from a wealthy family also, her father had been chairman of the board of Chase National Bank. Asides for the Bouviers wealth, the other thing they were most noted for was their beauty, Jack in particular. His slim nose, wide set blue eyes, shiny black hair and muscular build earned him the description as drippingly h ...
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Cvh - 510 words
Imagine yourself a freshmen in high school beginning your independence. Since I was the oldest child, I was the first to begin exploring the worlds of dating, extra-curricular clubs and the upperclassmen. However one afternoon my parents sat my two sisters and me down. My parents, smiling at each other, proceeded to say, "Girls, we have something to tell you." The next seven words would change me forever: "We are going to have a baby." My mouth dropped and my emotions started to race. How could they do this? Aren't they too old? What about me? This baby will take all their time. To my parents' dismay my first reaction to their happy announcement was tears - pity for myself. After the initial ...
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