Candide - 1,931 words
Translated with an Introduction by John Butt In a world of bureaucrats, engineers, and producers, Voltaire is the necessary philosopher. While Candide is without a doubt a farcical, humorous, and far-fetched tale, a seriousness lies beneath its satirical veneer. Candide is the story of an innocent young man embarking on a series of adventures during which he discovers much evil in the world. Throughout his journey Candide believes in and adheres to the philosophy of his teacher, Pangloss, that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." This philosophy was prevalent during Voltaire's day, and Candide is Voltaire's scathing response to what he saw as an absurd belief that for it ...
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Ac Pigou - 1,050 words
The Background of Arthur Cecil Pigou Arthur Cecil Pigou, commonly known as A.C. Pigou, is best known today for his work in welfare economics. He was a professor of political economy at Cambridge University from 1908 to 1943. During his life he wrote and had published over twenty books and essays on not only economics, but other subjects as well. Pigou was sometimes a backward person, but he never lacked in his brilliance of economics. Pigou was born in the family home of his mother in 1877 at Ryde, in the Isle of Wight, on the eighteenth of November. He was the eldest son of Clarence and Nora Pigou. His father came from the Huguenot line and his mothers family came from a line that had won f ...
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Epic Of Gilgamesh - 3,001 words
... . Guns and violence are not just found in schools. In the state of Louisiana and Texas, more people now die from gunshot wounds than from car accidents. Since 1980 the citys homicide rate has doubled. These violent outrages are spurred on by deadly convergence of gangs, drugs, and even more assault weaponry. Juvenile arrests in our nation for homicides climbed from six to over one hundred in one year alone (Hull, 1993). Police have complained about being outgunned by drug dealers with Uzis and AR-15s (Lamar, 1989). The idea of having a gun has now moved from the drug scene, and currently infects a large segment of young people. Law enforcement officials would also like more restrictions ...
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For Whom The Bell Tolls - 1,132 words
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's own experiences in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. Before I delve into the book itself, I thought it would be best to give some background information on Ernest Hemingway and on the Spanish Civil war and the circumstances surrounding it. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, and the second of six children. His father, Clarence Hemingway, was a physician and his mother was a devoutly religious woman with a talent for music. When he was young, Ernest acquired the nickname "champ," which he relished and felt it showed his rowdy, hard-nosed outdoor sense of adventure. He had garnered his father's passio ...
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Edgar Lee Masters - 1,964 words
Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, known principally for his poems about life in the Midwest. It has been 49 years since he has died and today he is virtually forgotten. His book of poems entitled Spoon River Anthology may spark a small amount of recognition. This book is a work of free verse poems about the secret lives of the inhabitants of Spoon River, a small Midwest town based on Lewistown and Petersburg, Illinois. This book remains a landmark in the literature world of realism and revolt against conventional social standards that flourished in the early 20th century. To really understand Edgar Lee Masters writings, one must first understand the imperialist. Imperialists a politica ...
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Henry Viii - 951 words
Shakespeare Richard III was a traitor, a murderer, a tyrant, and a hypocrite. The leading characteristics of his mind are scorn, sarcasm, and an overwhelming contempt. It appears that the contempt for his victims rather than active hatred or cruelty was the motive for murdering them. Upon meeting him he sounds the keynote to his whole character. " I, that am curtailed of this proportion, cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd sent before my time Into this word scarce half made up"( 1.1.20-23) The first scene of the play begins with a soliloquy, which emphasizes Richard's physical isolation as he appears alone as he speaks to is audience. The idea of physical isolation ...
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Hemmingway - 678 words
Ernest Hemmingway was not only a great American writer but he was also a great showman. His shameless self-promotion made him a celebrity beyond the world of literature. Although his life was a normal one as a child, Hemmingway developed into a great writer and with that he got recognition from the world, which he traveled constantly. Despite his decent upbringing and success in life, in the later years of his life, The Oak Park neighborhood of Chicago was an average place to live and grow up in. Hemmingway was born there on July 21, 1899, to his parents Clarence and Grace Hemmingway. His father, a doctor by day and a hunter by season, passed on to the young Hemmingway a love for the outdoor ...
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What Has Helped Change The United States Segregation Laws - 842 words
What Has Helped Change The United States Segregation Laws? Throughout time, there has not been equality between the races. Court cases, here in the United States, have tried to create racial equality, but did they really work? How did the cases really change racial equality? In To Kill A Mockingbird this same sort of question was come upon. Why was Separate but Equal here and why was it legal? Plessy vs. Ferguson is probably one of the most famous court cases that deals with the de-segregation of the United States. On June 7, 1892, a man named Homer Plessy was jailed for riding in a white-only railway car. Plessy was only 1/8 black though. He was 7/8s Caucasian, yet still considered black. T ...
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Jack The Ripper - 1,636 words
Jack the Ripper terrorized the East End of London with his haneous acts of senseless violence in the Nineteenth century. The perpetrator who committed these malicious murders in which the victims body was viciously mutilated is under speculation. By analyzing each murder, acknowledging the characteristics of the murderer, and providing a scenario which links Prince Eddy to the murders, it establishes that he is a likely suspect to be Jack the The first murder that is connected with Jack the Ripper occurred on Friday, the Thirty-First of August, 1888. Mary Ann Polly Nichols was found dead on Bucks Row with her clothes raised almost to her stomach. After a full post-mortem examination was perf ...
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The Supreme Court System - 1,427 words
The justices determine which cases to take. They never explain the reason for their choices. Whether or not a case is accepted "strikes me as a rather subjective decision, made up in part of intuition and in part of legal judgment," Rehnquist wrote in "The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is," his 1987 book about the court. Important factors, he said, are whether the legal question has been decided differently by two lower courts and needs resolution by the high court, whether a lower-court decision conflicts with an existing Supreme Court ruling and whether the issue could have significance beyond the two parties in the case. For example, the justices likely accepted the sexual-harassment ...
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Tuskegee Airmen - 1,081 words
... ch was stationed at Fardjournal, under the command of Colonel William Monyer. On the morning of June 2, 1943, one of the most important combat missions of the 99th Squadron was about to take place. The mission was a strafing mission against the heavily fortified Island of Pantelleria. They were to fly as wingmen for pilots of the 33rd Fighter Group. The mission was successful but unexciting. Seven days passed before the group saw any enemy aircraft, on the eight day the Squadron was attacked by the enemy. The Squadron put up a good defense and damaged two German planes. Overall the squadron was instrumental in destroying all enemy resistance on the Island of Pantelleria. This was a first ...
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History - 449 words
During the 1920s there was much tension between the traditionalists and the modernists. The best example of this conflict was that of the Scopes trial and the changes in the lifestyles and values of the American youth. In both cases the traditionalists and the The first example of the tension between the traditionalists and the modernists was the unfriendly fire from the fundamentalists on the new science and progressive education in the 1920s. These old time religionists believed that the teaching of Darwinian evolution was destroying faith in God and the Bible. They believed this new teaching was contributing to the moral breakdown of youth in the jazz age. They tried to create laws to pro ...
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Alcatraz - 1,307 words
Alcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al Scarface Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it Hellcatraz. That raises the question was Alcatrazs brutality essential, or just plain cruel? Located on a twenty-two acre island in San Francisco Bay, about a half mile off shore (National Geographic), Alcatraz was built out of an old military fort. It consisted of a cellhouse, the old fort, work bu ...
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Rubin V Coors Brewing Co - 1,193 words
CASE CITATION: Rubin v. Coors Brewing Co. (514 US 476), 1995 The rules and principals of commercial law are of ancient origin. Throughout the centuries merchants engaged in trade and commerce have recognized customs and usages which regulate and control their conduct. Gradually over the years a body of law developed (Robert & Corley, 312) Commercial speech arose in 1942 when the Supreme Court announced that the First Amendment does not protect it. As the years went on, on the Bicentennial of our Republic, the Courts position was reversed and they declared that the First Amendment protects commercial speech. But they court did say that commercial speech should receive less protection then non ...
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Mirranda - 1,093 words
The Supreme Court of the United States of America often makes decisions, which change this great nation in a great way. Often there is a disagreement over their decision: the court itself is often split. The impact of the Courts decision creates discussions and on occasion, violence. This is what happened in the case of Miranda v. Arizona in 1966, this case proven to be one of the most controversial cases in the history of this great nation and its people. This case changed history of this country and left a tremendous impact, which many tried to revisit and change in some way or another. Ernest Miranda was born in 1940 in a little town Mesa, Arizona. His father had emigrated from Mexico and ...
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David Garrick And Samuel Johnson A Fading Friendship - 1,655 words
DAVID GARRICK AND SAMUEL JOHNSON: A FADING FRIENDSHIP This paper purposes to treat of the relationship between David Garrick and Samuel Johnson. David Garrick becomes famous in the acting scene, whereas Samuel Johnson succeeds as a writer. The lives of these two men have their positive moments, and, moments that reflect their hardships. The relationships of the two men begin with their childhood and extend to their early deaths. David Garrick and Samuel Johnsons' friendship can be explored through their meeting, their travels to London, their master-pupil association, and extended to their membership in "The Club," a group of well respected literary figures. David Garrick was born February 1 ...
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Quentin Tarantino Biography - 975 words
Mini biography In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer - director was a first timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came aw ...
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Supreme Court - 669 words
The Supreme Court is the highest in the United States. It is the "final court of appeal and the expositor of the U.S. Constitution". The United States Supreme Court is now located in Washington D.C. There are presently nine justices that sit upon the court. The court was created by the Constitution in Article 3 of 1787 to act in cases that conflicted with the Constitutional laws and with treaties of foreign affairs. The U.S. Supreme Court has a process for which cases are heard and to which Supreme Court judges are selected. There are two main purposes of the United States Supreme Court. The first purpose of the Supreme Court is to interpret the acts of Congress. This is quite similar to the ...
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Yhe House Behind The Cedars - 940 words
Racism and prejudice are themes that intertwine in the books The Garies and their Freinds and The House Behind the Cedars. While prejudice is an opinion without adequate basis, which usually comes from ignorance, racism is a belief of superiority over a race because of prejudice. It also involves taking ones thoughts and turning them into actions. A person who is prejudice will hate another solely because they are different. The difference may be skin color, hair type, sex preference, or anything they don't understand. These people are ignorant, they jump to conclusions, and make negative assessments about people due to stereotypes. A racist is someone who truly believes that he or she is be ...
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Americanization - 1,895 words
What does it mean to be a true American? This question has been asked many times when it comes to the topic of immigration. Americanization in itself is a mysterious aspect of our society. In the world today, everyone has his or her own identity but not everyone is accepted or considered American because he or she might stray from the American way. If the term un-American means someone who does not have the characteristics of or who is not constant with American customs, principles, or traditions, then how do we define an American? The controversy has interested many in the past 20 years. If a native born American is not consistent with American customs, principles, or traditions, can we the ...
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