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The Boarding House - 1,128 words
The Boarding House," written by James Joyce, takes place in a small neighborhood located in Dublin, Ireland during the early 1900's. There were three main characters involved in this story-Mrs. Mooney known as The Madam, who was in charge of the boarding house, Polly who is the daughter of Mrs. Mooney, and Mr. Doran who was a resident of the house. James Joyce's, "The Boarding House" has a strange twist. It just so happens, Mrs. Mooney who is very strict and protective of her daughter allows a secret relationship to form between Mr. Doran and Polly. Pretending as though she has no idea of the matter, the inconceivable act of fornication occurs between the two-thus, scarring her daughter's ho ...
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Ben Franklin Biographycritique - 1,621 words
In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Bens parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiahs seventeen children by two wives (#1). Franklin left school at ten years old when he was pressed into his father's trade. At twelve Ben was apprenticed to his half brother James, a printer of The New England Courant. He generally absorb ...
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Lillian Gish Silent Film Stardom - 1,034 words
The history of the great talent Lillian Gish is immeasurable. She has acted in more productions per decade then anyone else in this century. She has been in one hundred and five films alone, thats not counting all the on stage productions she has performed in. The amazing talents of this once beautiful young actress can be seen in any of her early silent films too. Way Down East and Orphans of the Storm are two of her earlier films that portray her exquisite skills. Yet none of this would be know if it wasnt for a mastermind of directing, D.W. Griffith. Gish would have lived a long unrecognized life of theatre and missed out on the most important part of her career, the silent film. Gish fir ...
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Circular Fulfillment - 1,220 words
T.S. Elliot writes: what we call a beginning is often the end/ And to make an end is to make a beginning./ The end is where we start from. In order to begin self realization a person must first conquer a hindrance in their path. This idea is used to portray the nature of Janies exploration in There Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. Through the use of style, setting, and symbolism, the reader can interpret that the beginning of ones self-fulfillment comes from successfully overcoming ones Throughout the novel Hurston utilizes the horizon as a symbol representing Janies dreams in order to reveal the realizations she comes to which enable her to start her self fulfillment. At one p ...
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The Unconscious Struggle For Human Existence - 1,343 words
The Unconscious Struggle for Human Existence According to philosopher Karl Marx, humans are "slaves to historical necessity and their thought and thinking are rigidly determined by the mode of production" (Beer xxii). This view of historical materialism asserts that the culture, political, and government systems of a given people derive from the material conditions of their existence. Thus, "life is not determined by consciousness, but consciousness by life"(Reader 155). In the short story, "The Boarding House", James Joyce uses Mrs. Mooney to illustrate how the "blind forces" of economic materialism determine our existence and causally result in our living by a false consciousness. The prev ...
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Inkeepers Rights To Evict A Guest - 1,081 words
e. Objectionable character or improper conduct f. Business competitors seeking to solicit customers b. Actions to be taken under circumstances Under certain circumstances an innkeeper has the right to withdraw hotel privileges and evict a guest. Evict means to remove someone from property. A hotel can evict a guest for nonpayment of a bill, overstaying, disorderly conduct, serious or contagious illness, or objectionable character. In addition to those conditions a hotel may also evict business competitors seeking to solicit customers under certain circumstances along with non-guests (Cournoyer, p. 356). The hotelkeeper must first make certain the person occupying the room is a guest and not ...
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Frankenstein The Novel And The Film - 1,288 words
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Myth for Modern Man How can we think of Frankenstein and ignore the film classic of 1931who can forget the remarkable appearance of Boris Karloff as the unnamed monster? Yet the celebrated film does not follow the novel by Mary Shelley. Although the scene of a futuristic laboratory entrances movie audiences with the mad Dr. Frankenstein and his faithful assistant Igor, the scene is derived from twentieth century imaginations and interests, not the novel itself. In the novel, however, Dr. Frankensteins goal is to create a new kind of person: a sovereign self, in control of its environment, and its own biology and mind, that will be eternally grateful to him. Mary ...
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Forest Gump - 713 words
There is a huge difference between very bad movies and very good ones. Thats because films can be on either side of the quality scale. A good movie has the ability to burrow deep into the subconscious, with unpredictable and occasional remarkable results. A great work of art can cause euphoria, touch a deep emotional chord, or, in rare cases effect fundamental changes in a persons outlook on life. A movie that can do all of the above and more is Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is a movie with a great cast, a good moral lesson and a refreshing outlook on life. Forrest Gump has a great cast including two times Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Sally Fields, and Robin Wright. In this movie We have a special b ...
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Theprardoxical Nature Of Kafkas The Trial - 1,210 words
... radoxical Nature of the Absurd Presented in Kafkas The Trial As I read through Kafkas The Trial I was struck with a fusion of frustration, ubiquity, and the overt absurdity of the story at hand. The most surprising aspect of this conglomeration of feelings was that beyond my overriding reaction of confusion there was and undeniable sense of understanding. As I explored this paradoxical juxtapositioning I came to realize that my relation to this seemingly nonsensical accumulation of conflicting ideas was that I, or rather we as humans are exposed to the bearucratic absurdities illustrated so diligently by Kafka in our every day life, and through no fault but our society, history, or cultu ...
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Conspirators - 1,148 words
When Lee surrendered to Grant at the battle of Gettysburg, many people in America thought this was the end of the Civil War. One Confederate soldier, John Wilkes Booth, refused to believe the North beat the South, so he devised a plan to kidnap the President. He gathered three men and a woman to help with this plan. Each of these people played an important role in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. They were Lewis Powell, David Herold, George Atzerodt, and Mary Surratt. Lewis Powell was the son of Baptist preacher. He was born in Randolph County, Alabama in 1844. As a young man, Powell worked as a supervisor of his fathers plantation in Florida. He was infantryman, who fought at ...
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Edison And His Brilliance - 2,289 words
... alligraphy or poetry, which he recorded with his notes. To limit distractions and noise from big cities, Edison conceived the idea of "invention factories." By keeping a well-stocked laboratory, Edison was able to provide the proper work environment for his employees and assistants. By having a chemistry lab, machine shop, and brilliant group under one roof, Edison was able to produce hundreds of inventions at his laboratory. Edison's core group of handpicked assistants included "university-educated men specially chosen because of their expertise in fields in which Edison felt himself to be deficient. " From his work, Edison formed intimate relationships with Charles Batchelor, his chief ...
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Master Harold And The Boys: Thematic Concerns - 609 words
It's a bloody awful world when you come to think of it. People can be real bastards." (Hally, pp. 15) "Master Harold"... and the boys by Athol Fugard, is an informative text about the relationship between Hally, a 17 year old white boy, and Sam and Willie, two black men. As Hally falls victim to the attitudes of white supremacy and racial intolerances accompanying the Apartheid policy of the 1950's, their lifelong friendship is destroyed. This "bloody awful world" referred to in the above quote is perpetuated by ignorance and the passiveness of its participants. One way to change these intolerances is through the delivery of a liberal education, the purpose of which is to inform students of ...
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Margaret (peggy) Timberlake Eaton - 1,136 words
Margaret (Peggy) ONeal (who preffered to be called Margaret) was born in 1799 in Washington DC. She was the daughter of William ONeal, who owned a thriving boarding house and tavern called the Franklin House in that same town. It was frequented by senators, congressmen, and all politicians. She was the oldest of six children, growing up in the midst of our nations emerging political scene. She was always a favorite of the visitors to the Franklin House. She was sent to one of the best schools in Washington DC, where she studied English and French grammar, needlework and music. She also had quite a talent for dance, and was sent to private lessons, becoming a very good dancer. At the age of t ...
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Poetry In Satanism And Occultism - 1,229 words
Hymn to Lucifer Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act? Without its climax, death, what savour hath Life? an impeccable machine, exact He paces an inane and pointless path To glut brute appetites, his sole content How tedious were he fit to comprehend Himself! More, this our noble element Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end. His body a bloody-ruby radiant With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant On Eden's imbecile perimeter. He blessed nonentity with every curse And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense, Breathed life into the sterile universe, With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence Th ...
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The Man Who Brok 1000 Chains- Morality Vs. Legality - 678 words
When looking at as issue as right or wrong, it is imperative that the issue be categorized into either a matter of legality or morality. While some may be both, the simple fact that an action may be immoral does not qualify it as necessarily illegal. The film A Man That Broke A Thousand Chains, based on the true story of Robert Elliott Burns, showcases many examples of morality and legality. If an action is immoral, that means it defies ones moral code and is commonly perceived as wrong based on what one values. If an action is regarded as illegal, it is one that breaks a law and requires just punishment. Once he escaped out of the Georgia camp, he made a move to Chicago, where he found a qu ...
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Research Paper On The Dred Scott Case - 1,453 words
To tell the story of a slave is, of necessity, to tell the story largely, of his masters. This is the story of a slave that whished for freedom. After belonging to several different owners, Dred whished to carry on his life as a free man with his wife and two children. Relying on the Justice System in America. Dred took his fight for freedom to the courts, little did he know that his case would one day go down in history as the turning point in American slavery. The Blow family were Dreds first masters; they lived on a farm in Virginia, poor and worn out from years of cultivation, they moved with the Era of Good Feelings west like so many others to Huntsville, Alabama (Hopkins 1). For eleven ...
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Biography Of Billy The Kid - 1,084 words
Billy lived a life of an outlaw because of the loss of his parents, he gained friends and lost enemies, which led to his death. The legends of Billy the kid are many, like so many legends are. This legend is a mix of three to fore legends out there they all contain most of the same content. There might be one or more things the writer might put in there that he found in a trip to Lincoln. This is the story he found to shear with all. The Wild West out law famous for many things Billy the Kid. Reportedly Billy the kid was in New York City on November 23,1859. He was born under the name William Henry McCarty (Bonny) to William H. and Kathleen (Catherine) McCarty (Bonny). William had an older b ...
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Critical Analysis Of "the Iceman Cometh" By Eugene O'neill - 1,756 words
It is a basic law of storytelling that in order for an author to capture and maintain the readers interest, the author must create realistic characters, ones that are relatable, genuine, and plainly likeable. In the works of Eugene ONeill, he takes that rule of realistic character development and proceeds to warp and twist it into a beautifully mangled paradigm of raw humanity and pessimism. He formulates characters that are utter derelicts to society, each one desperately hanging on to their hopeless dreams, each one hauntingly familiar to us. ONeill, one of the more well-known twentieth century American playwrights, borrows from the thinking of Nietzsche to strip away the fluff of human pe ...
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Womens Rights - 732 words
In the early 1800s the textile mills of Lowell Massachusetts were a celebrated economic and cultural attraction. Visitors always made sure to pass this place when they visited. Surprisingly most of the workers in the mills were women. The first factory recruited Yankee women from the area. As Lowell expanded becoming the nation's largest textile manufacturing center, the experiences of women operatives changed as well. With the pressure of competition overproduction became a problem, and high profits of the early years declined. Wages were reduced and the pace of work was stepped up. The women did not accept these changes without any protest. In 1834 and 1836 they went on strike to protest w ...
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A Tale Of William Burke And William Hare - 912 words
William Burke had traveld to Scottland to work on the Union Canal, it is there that he met a young lady by the name of Helen McDougal. They left Scottland together to journey to Edinburgh, where they had to work on farms,sell old clothes and mend shoes just to earn enough money to eat on. WIliam Hare had also moved to Scottland to work on the Union Canal, after the Canal was completed Hare moved to Edinburgh and found cheap lodging in a boarding house in a small area called West Prot . The owner was ill and soon would pass away, Hare provided moral support and comfort for the owners wife Margret and not shortly after his passing the two were living as common-law husband and wife, taking care ...
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