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Konkwo As A Protagonist - 380 words
All stories have a protagonist, which is a person or place that the story focuses on and gives special traits. In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart , the story follows the life and actions of Okonkwo. As the story progresses, the reader becomes most intimate and learns a great deal about Okonkwo. Okonkwo acts as the protagonist in Things Fall Apart because he appears to be a very strict father and husband, by showing loyalty to his village, and by working hard. The first reason that Okonkwo acts as the protagonist is because he is a strict father and husband. In the Nigerian culture it is a custom for a man to be strict and harsh in the ruling of his family. For example, in the story Okonkwo ...
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When The Irie Meet The Angry - 1,551 words
For my week posing as professor for music history 10, I would like to discuss the meaning of and history leading up to the mid 90s ska selection by Less Than Jake: Sugar in Your Gas Tank. Sugar in Your Gas Tank was released on Less Than Jakes 1996 album on Capitol records: Losing Streak. Although they had actually had many previous releases on independent labels, this was Less than Jakes first major label record. Previously only having an underground Indy following, being picked up by a major label and getting radio play made their audience grow exponentially. They have since released another album on Capitol which has also had a fair amount of success. I would like to make the claim that Le ...
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Scramble For Africa - 1,297 words
Scramble for Africa: Author and copyright Matthew Saul How significant were economic factors as causes of the Scramble for Africa? The Scramble for Africa was the most striking manifestation of the 'new imperialism' which developed towards the end of the 1800's. Notable due to an impression that the days of the Empire were decaying and for the speed and vastness of its occurrence. There have been many interpretations for its cause; some such as J.A Hobson believe it to be a natural result of capitalist development in Europe. While others such as D.K Fieldhouse are able to argue that it was purely a consequence of European nationalism. Whatever the interpretation, the period is centralised ar ...
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History Of Beatles - 1,192 words
Probably the most popular, influential and enduring rock group of all time, the Beatles almost single-handedly reshaped rock 'n' roll from a genre of throwaway singles by faceless stars to an artistic medium with memorable images and idols. The Beatles placed the emphasis on a group, rather than a single individual, like Frank Sinatra or Elvis. They also set an example for all rock n roll bands to follow with their strong sense of self-determination, going against their record company and management on many issues, even refusing to tour at the height of their popularity. Of course, their countless hit singles have become modern-day folk songs, covered by hundreds of individuals and groups an ...
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The Beatles - 1,211 words
The Beatles were known as a rock and roll group, but they were not just any old band. They changed music around the world, as we know it. Between the boys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, they had extraordinary talent (History of the Beatles 1). They started what was called the "British Invasion," and some say that the Beatles are the greatest musicians to ever walk God's great earth. It all started in 1956, when John Lennon started the group, The Quarrymen. In 1957, a friend Paul McCartney came to the group. They now started to cooperate as composers, and a couple of year's later, George Harrison completed the group. During the ...
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The Invasion Of Normandy - 1,494 words
The battle plan, code-named Operation Overlord, called for the largest amphibious assault ever to start the liberation of occupied Europe from Nazi Germany. It began in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, now known as D-Day. Thousands of American, British, Canadian, and French soldiers-backed by paratroopers, bombers, and warships-stormed a 50-mile stretch of French beach called Normandy. This "invasion of Normandy" was the greatest event to occur between the years of 1919 and 1945. D-day was the beginning of the end of the war. The invasion of Normandy allowed the Allied forces to get their soldiers back on the European mainland and to start defeating German opposition and Nazi tyranny ...
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Philippine History - 3,764 words
H2>Spanish Colony 1565 - 1898 Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men. The Philippines were the death of Magellan. The expedition sighted the island of Samar on March 16, 1521. Magellan was welcomed by two Rajas, Kolambu and Siagu. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed the lands for Spain. The friendly Rajas took Magellan to Cebu to meet Raja Humabon. Humabon and 800 Cebuanos were baptized as Christians. Magellan agreed to help Raja Humabon put down Lapu-Lapu, a r ...
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How The Beatles Took America's Hearts - 1,821 words
It is now 6:30 A.M. Beatle time. The left London 30 minutes ago. Theyre out over the Atlantic Ocean heading for New York. The temperature is 32 Beatle Degrees(Szatmary 113). The transistor radio reported every few minutes on the morning of Friday, February 7, 1964. It was a day that would mark a musical milestone sending shockwaves through the United States. The plane landed, the Beatles stepped out, and for the first time Americans caught a glimpse of these young men with their long hair and their mod cut suits. The Beatles had landed, Elvis had left the building, and for the first time, Americans were embracing a British band as the standard. Rather than crediting the Beatles and their pro ...
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Complete History Of The Beatles Phenomenon - 1,017 words
Probably the most popular, influential and enduring rock group of all time, the Beatles almost single-handedly reshaped rock 'n' roll from a genre of throwaway singles by faceless stars to an artistic medium with recognizable images and idols. The Beatles placed the emphasis on a group, rather than a single individual. They also set an example for all rock acts to follow with their strong sense of self-determination, going against their record company and management on many issues, even refusing to tour at the height of their popularity. Of course, their countless hit singles have become modern-day folk songs, covered by hundreds of individuals and groups and inspiring countless more, and ha ...
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Music Of The 60s - 1,247 words
The beginning of Rock and roll started with The Twist. by Chubby Checker This song changed our dancing moves. Other dance songs that helped this period of rock and roll along include: The Mash Potato, The Monster Mash ,the Pony, The Swim, The Jerk, The Monkey, and The Hully Gully. The first New York white rock star was Dion. He was the lead singer of the band the Belmonts. He was one of the the few rockers in his generation to evidence serious artistic growth (Unterberger). He moved into Country Blues, and Dylan material with sensitivity ,but drug problems slowed his progress until the late 60s. He made a comeback as a folk-rock singer with his song Abraham ,martin and John. Dion was one of ...
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