Xu Gangs "red Azalea On The Cliff" - 509 words
This is a story of a man looking upon a beautiful red flower growing on the side of a cliff. Because it is so high above his reach, its beauty is enough to make his "heart shudder with fear." Although it is a magnificent flower, any man trying to reach for it risks possibly losing his life because it is unattainable. Gang was drafted in 1962 fighting to support Mao Zedong's Great Proletarion Cultural Revolution, and this poem was written several years after he participated in the Revolution. The Cultural Revolution was designed by Mao to destroy the culture of pre-Communist China. The Red Guard groups led by Mao and his wife Jiang Qing were the ones responsible for the destruction of anythin ...
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Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,075 words
... nches in depth. Captain Clark walked in front to find the trail, which was near impossible, due to the snow. Captain Clark wrote, I have been wet and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life (De Voto 240). At noon, the party halted on the top of the mountain to warm and dry themselves a little while the horses grazed on some near by grass. All of the men were in fear of freezing. They were able to hike six more miles before setting up camp. Here, they were forced to kill a second colt to eat. That night, while the men slept, the horses, which were near starvation, strayed in search of grass. September 17, it took the men the whole morning to find the horses and bring them in. At on ...
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Ather Rye - 369 words
Stradlater said, but I knew he probably wouldn't... "Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row." "Okay," Stradlater said, but I knew he wouldn't. (p.33-34) This is seen again when he doesn't trust Stradlater to stop his advances of Jane in the case that she says no. Holden gives up his faith in people to trust him when he boards a bus holding a snowball. The driver refuses to believe that Holden won't throw the snowball so he draws the conclusion that "People never believe you." (p.37). He is also always placing labels upon people as being "phonies" which gives the reader the idea that Holden thinks that others are materialistic. Holdens attempts to protect the innocence in th ...
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Cave Art - 408 words
At the foot of a cliff in the Ardche Gorges, in south-eastern France, amateur speleologists discovered the world's oldest painted prehistoric cave. Discovered on December 18, 1994, this cave features art that dates back thirty-one thousand years. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hillaire, were the amateurs who discovered the cave that has come to be known simply as the Chauvet cave. The explorers were in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France some thirty feet below ground. While exploring a cave, they were intrigued by a draft of air. They followed the draft to the source and discovered a cavity. This cavity then led to a vast network of galleries and rooms. The explorers were a ...
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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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The Shore Road Mystery - 1,105 words
The Shore Road Mystery The Hardy boys, Frank and Joe, were taking a casual drive down Shore Road when they heard a report about a stolen car. Frank and Joe raced towards the scene and actually saw the stolen car. Suddenly, a big red produce truck came right into the middle of the road. The boys had no choice but to slam on their breaks. They ended up crashing into a fence and were dazed but uninjured. The driver came out of the truck and apologized. "Something seems fishy about that guy." Said Frank. They both returned home that night trying not to let their mother see their cuts and bruises. The next morning a friend of the Hardys , Jack Dodd, called and told the Hardys to come quickly. The ...
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Jurassic Park - 698 words
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton is an incredible book, which describes genetic engineering and the creation of an extinct species. Michael Crichton uses marvelous detail throughout the book. As great as the book is, it is not that appropriate for children who are 15 and under because of the gore, description, violence, and obscenities through out the story. Jurassic Park is a great book. Michael Crichton uses such descriptive detail, that you could picture everything that is going on like you are watching a movie. There is not one moment of boredom in the book. Every second something new is happening or another problem in the park occurs. These things make the book very hard to put down. ...
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Catcher In The Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn - 1,054 words
J. D. Salingers Catcher in the Rye Compared to Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn All famous American authors have written novels using a variety of characters, plots, and settings to illustrate important themes. Throughout literary history many of the same themes have been stressed in different novels. In J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, each author writes about the common theme of coming of age. The two novels were written more than half a century apart about two boys who seem like complete opposites, yet they bear striking resemblances to each other. Each author wrote his book depicting settings from his own past and based the plots on p ...
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Catcher In The Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn - 1,033 words
... lt world, and he realizes that the values of the world can be judged as stated by David Galloway (Salinger CLC Vol. 3 445). Frederick Gwynn and Joseph Boltner believe Holdens quest was to preserve an innocence that is in danger of disappearing. This is the innocence of a spotless childhood in the ordinary involvements of life. First he rebelled against society, then he was inspired by his honesty against phoniness, and he finally realized what a small role he actually played (Salinger CLC Vol. 1 295). Harvey Breit says Holden figured this out in the climax of the novel when Phoebe, Holdens ten-year-old sister that he wants to keep pure and innocent, was riding the carousel in Central Par ...
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The Catcher In The Rye - 1,041 words
... e is a contradiction with this aspect of Holdens personality. He doesnt accept the rules set before him by phony adults. He believes that rules are only for the strong, yet he makes rules for himself although he never keeps them. Im always setting myself rules about sex and I immediately break them. The final aspect of Holden Caulfields personality is his respect for others. He cant stand people who dont respect or listen to what others have to say. He also thinks it is important to listen to people and respect their privacy. This is shown when he is willing to stop in the middle of a sexual act at the request of the girl which is something that not a lot of teenagers would do. Holdens r ...
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Computer Fraud - 1,478 words
As much as $40 billion are lost every year due to flourishing computer crimes. In 1993 alone, Internet, the world wide system of computer networks, was swindled out of approximately $2 billion, and about $50 million were stolen from various companies such as GTE Corp., AT&T, Bell Atlantic and MCI ( Meyer and Underwood 45). Ironically these same organizations have been collaborating with software manufacturers for an expanded software production ( Cook 53 ). Multinational corporations and international authorities are threatened by these innumerable white collar crimes since such crimes are most difficult to prevent, and/or detect and highly profitable to the offenders ( Stern and Stern 525 ) ...
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Computer Underground - 4,153 words
... The majority have in common the belief that information should be free and that they have "a right to know." They often have some amount of dislike for the government and the industries who try to control and commercialize information of any sort. This paper attempts to expose what the CU truly is and dispel some of the myths propagated by the media and other organizations. This paper also tries to show the processes and reasons behind the criminalization of the CU and how the CU is viewed by different organizations, as well as some of the processes by which it came into being. What the CU is has been addressed by the media, criminologists, secuity firms, and the CU themselves, they all ...
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Story Of Jonas - 998 words
... y on the hot sand wrinkled, yet the words NO FEAR were plainly visible. You go in. he said, looking at the cool refreshing water. Sure I went in. The man said as he lay back down, and placed his book back into reading position. Hey Olin, a voice said coming from the water. Olin looked toward the teenage boy that trotting out from the water. His skin was pale and soft. He wore blue Addias shorts that pulled over his knees. The boy grabbed the towl and rubbed it over his buzzed hair. I didnt think youll mind, the boy said as his grin grew to his ears. Olin smiled and said sarcastically, Yea right, Jonas. Jonas wrapped the blue Hawaiian towel around his waist and sat in the sand. Did you se ...
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Catcher In The Rye Symbolism - 759 words
The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, is a display of characters and incidents portrayed through the eyes of an adolscent. Holden Caulfield, the main character has been revealed in the first person view in a unique narrative of a teenage boy who forms a transition into adulthood. Holden perceives the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no purity and that individuals in the world acquire a trait known as "phony." Throughout the novel, Holden Caulfield refers to the conditions of the society he lives in and deals with his internal affairs and his The setting of the book which is varied, brings the reader to the conclusion that it takes place in a psycotherapy session. Knowing t ...
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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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Beauty - 891 words
Only a few of my friends share my passion for caving or as it is called in the professional world Spilunking and it is hard to find a time when we are all together and willing to indulge. So one day last spring I decided to explore the newly opened Rimutaka caves just out side the city. I left early Saturday morning while the dew was still forming on the green grass, taking the east highway out of Wellington past the artificial brilliance of the sky scrapers and their fast paced culture into nature. The sun was starting to rise I encountered the beginning of the mountains bathing them in an angel like radiance, which emphasized the peaks and dips of the ranges. In the distance you could just ...
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Loss Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye - 578 words
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost exemplifies the loss of innocence. The poem displays how you are pure and innocent when you are a child but as you mature, it is impossible to remain this way. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden will soon realize that nothing Holdens main goal in life is to protect children from losing their innocence. He designates this to the role of catcher in the rye, who catches children before they fall off the cliff. Symbolically, the cliff represents the transition from childhood to adulthood. He idolizes his sister Phoebe and his deceased brother, Allie, because they embody the characteristics of innocence and virtue, attributes Holden finds idea ...
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The Misogyny Of The Artist As A Young Man - 1,811 words
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man In most novels there are always certain aspects of the protagonist's life that serve as the basis from which the character is motivated to create or to encounter particular events. Often times these motivations are the key that the protagonist needs in order to realize their meaning in life and where their destinations lie. James Joyce cleverly uses the presence and appeal of women in his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to allow his protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, to become cognizant of his role in life, but not without first being subjected to manipulation and confusion. Stephen's stringent childhood of strict Irish Catholicism and all-m ...
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Classification - 377 words
Childrens Literature is classified in two major categtories, realistic and fantasy. Realistic focuses on the area of human activities and historical events, while fantasy has many more subcategories Some educational institutions firmly believe in teaching with only realistic stories. They feel that a young mind under the age of five will not be able to decipher the difference between realitity and fantasy. The school worries the child will have a sense of being invincible when reading supernatural stories. For example, Wylie Coyote always jumps right back after falling off a cliff or being squashed by an anvil. Violence and disrepect are other areas that concern educators when dealing with f ...
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The Epic Traditon In Gosta Berling Saga - 1,214 words
The epic tradition in Gsta Berlings Saga. Having been born and bred in Vrmland, Selma Lagerlf is conversant with the peasant culture and its folklore. In Gsta Berlings Saga, she is primary occupied with a provincial type and investigates deeply into the spirit of the folk-life of Vrmland. It took her ten years before her work was achieved. There were circumstances, which motivated its conception; the sale of her childhoods home Mrbacka emphasized her will to preserve the tales she was told about the Vrmland. Using the cavaliers story at Ekeby, she underlines the importance of work, love and morality. Because of its style, its relationship to the Icelandic saga, its proximity to the primitiv ...
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