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  • Genres of Action Heroes

    Genres of Action Heroes

    Genres of Action Heroes Action movies are a big hit in the motion picture industry today. The multitalented people that lead the roles of these movies are known as “Action Heroes.” They come in all shapes and sizes. Their skills are numerous and uncontested against all foes. The more common heroes are known as the “Brute Action Hero,” the “Nerdy/Intelligent Hero,” the “Female/Incentive Hero,” and of course the “Good Hero Gone Bad.” The movie “National

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Monika
  • Gentrification Is Not Beneficial to Established Residents

    Gentrification Is Not Beneficial to Established Residents

    Gentrification is not Beneficial to Established Residents Growing up in East Austin, one would be accustomed to seeing rundown neighborhoods inhabited mostly by African American and Hispanic working-class families. In the past few years though, the view has drastically changed. Now brightly colored two-story homes housing affluent Caucasian families occupy the once dilapidated areas. The previously desolated lots are now the future sites of lofts and condominiums. The recent changes in East Austin are

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Edward
  • Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer The greatest poet of the Middle English period was the son of a wealthy wine-merchant of powerful connections. As a boy he was a page to the Countess of Ulster, and later was employed as a valet in the Royal household. In 1359, serving with the English army in France, he was taken prisoner and King Edward III subscribed Ј16 upon the payment of his ransom. Thereafter he spent many years in

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    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Monika
  • Geoffrey Chaucer and His Effect on the English Language

    Geoffrey Chaucer and His Effect on the English Language

    Geoffrey Chaucer and his effect on the English Language Geoffrey Chaucer has been called the Father of the English language. He did for the English narrative what Shakespeare later did for drama. He was the first writer to use lines of poetry that had an appeal to those interested in nature and books. His writing was very modern for his time, even more modern than the writings of others after he died, but he stayed

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    Submitted: December 8, 2008 By: Jack
  • Geoffrey Chaucer's Depiction of the Church in the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer's Depiction of the Church in the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer's Depiction of the Church in The Canterbury Tales Poetry is an excellent way to express your feelings and beliefs. A sensitive subject on which many poets focus is that of religion. Religion became a popular topic for poetry during the Medieval Period in Europe. During this time, the English church was a topic of much discussion and dispute. Throughout the many opinions of the church a negative one would be hard to come

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: David
  • Geoffrey Chaucers Use of Sarcasm to Describe His Characters

    Geoffrey Chaucers Use of Sarcasm to Describe His Characters

    Geoffrey Chaucers use of sarcasm to describe his characters. Geoffrey Chaucer used sarcasm to describe his characters in “The Canterbury Tales.” It will point out details that are seen in the book that help explain how he used this sarcasm to prove a point and to teach life lessons sometimes. I will also point out how this sarcasm was aimed at telling the reader his point of view about how corrupt the Catholic Church

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Mike
  • Geoffrey Chaucers Use of Sarcasm to Describe His Characters

    Geoffrey Chaucers Use of Sarcasm to Describe His Characters

    Geoffrey Chaucers use of sarcasm to describe his characters. Geoffrey Chaucer used sarcasm to describe his characters in “The Canterbury Tales.” It will point out details that are seen in the book that help explain how he used this sarcasm to prove a point and to teach life lessons sometimes. I will also point out how this sarcasm was aimed at telling the reader his point of view about how corrupt the Catholic Church was.

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Geoffrey Chaucer’s the Canterbury Tales

    Geoffrey Chaucer’s the Canterbury Tales

    The Holy Friar Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories about medieval times and those individuals involved during this time. Chaucer’s Friar assumed the responsibilities of a medieval Friar, such as administering the sacraments of confession and marriage. Even though he himself took on the life of poverty as a Friar, he liked to make friend with landowners, barmaids, noblewomen, and tavern owners (Geoffrey Chaucer 252). To earn money while living

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    Submitted: September 12, 2018 By: patwalsh
  • Geometry Toothpick Bridge Project

    Geometry Toothpick Bridge Project

    Geometry Toothpick Bridge Project When we were debating what design to make our bridge, we took into account the designs of bridges that had been built by students before us, and which designs seemed to work the most often.The suspension and arch bridges didn’t seem to work as well for most people, so we decided against those specific designs. After researching a few different types of bridges, we had narrowed down our choices and decided

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    Submitted: July 17, 2014 By: beachyme
  • George Armitage Miller

    George Armitage Miller

    George Armitage Miller George Armitage Miller was born February 3rd, 1920, in Charleston West-Virginia. George grew up in Great Depression. His parents were divorced in 1927, and he and his mother resided in Charleston with her parents. He was raised a Christian Scientist so he rejected the text based on its anatomical drawings. He graduated high school in 1937, and then moved to Washington, D.C. He was at George Washington University when he became

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    Submitted: May 18, 2011 By: omee001
  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

    Born to a civil servant, in Dublin 1856, George Bernard Shaw is a renowned playwright known for his controversial works which dealt with prevailing social problems of the early twentieth century. As an ardent socialist, Shaw supported of private property, radical change in the voting system, campaigned for the simplification of spelling, and the reform of the English alphabet. Despite childhood neglect, he became one of the most prominent writers of modern Britain. Shaw grew

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Vika
  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw was the youngest child in his family. His father, George Carr Shaw, was a drunkard and his mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly Shaw, a professional singer. When Bernard Shaw was almost 16, Lucinda left her husband, six years her senior, and moved to London with her vocal coach. Although she brought along her two daughters, she left Bernard Shaw with his father, although he later left his father and followed his family to

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Bred
  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion sends me a few messages that he was either meaning to get out to his readers, or not. After reading the play, I felt that he was trying to deliver the message that finding one’s personal identity is of utmost importance, the importance of proper phonetics in society, and in a way perhaps illustrates an insecurity that Shaw has within his own love life. Shaw delivers the message that finding

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • George Eliot

    George Eliot

    George Eliot George Eliot is looked upon as one of the greatest Victorian writers of all time and is especially distinguished for her emotional characterization. Her vast knowledge on philosophy paved the way for modern portrayals of characters. (www.kirjasto.com) George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans (who would later change her name to Marian). She was born in a country house at Nuneaton Warwickshire on November 22, 1819. Mary Ann was the

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Victor
  • George Gordon Lord Byron: A True Romantic

    George Gordon Lord Byron: A True Romantic

    George Gordon Lord Byron Captivates the essence of romantic poetry. George Gordon Lord Byron is accredited with being on of the most brilliant romantic poets of all time and as such he has captivated millions with his poetic writings. Lord Byron had many things that made him such a success: his life was filled with passion and adventure, his writing was influenced by many factors, and his poems were emotional and intellectual thrillers. Lord Byron

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: regina
  • George Is the Most Tragic Character in the Book

    George Is the Most Tragic Character in the Book

    George Is the Most Tragic Character in the Book (True or False)? Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) is a novel overflowing with friendship, colorful characters, vivid detail and yet a tragic storyline. George and Lennie are two guys that travel the country looking for work during the depression era. Given that Lennie is “not quite right”, George must be accountable for Lennie’s actions and take care of him. Throughout several sequence of events,

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • George Orwell

    George Orwell

    Books are a medium through which the author can express his views; whether they concern social injustices, current issues, or in Orwell’s case, politics. For centuries writers have weaved their opinions into their work, conveying to the reader exactly what they intended. “Orwell saw himself as a violent unmasker of published pretentiousness, hypocrisy and self-deceit, telling people what they did not want to hear….” (Crick, 244). Orwell accomplishes this unmasking of these facades through his

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Kevin
  • George Orwell

    George Orwell

    Orwell was sure that the decline of a language had political and economic causes. Although he had no solid proof, he presumed that the languages of countries under dictatorships, such as the Soviet Union or Germany, had deteriorated under their respective regimes. “When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer,” Orwell writes in his essay, “Politics and the English Language.” “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought,” he continues. Here is the

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Bred
  • George Orwell's Life

    George Orwell's Life

    Carrillo 1 Scott Carrillo Mrs. Jensen English 4 cp December 16, 2007 George Orwell’s life Eric Blair or better known as George Orwell had an interesting life. He’s child hood was crazy with all the moving and not seeing his father that much. He was a well-educated man but some said once he got to a college they accused him of having disrespect for his professors. In he’s civil service first he was a policemen

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant

    George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant

    George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” is an essay about a British police officer living in Lower Burma who goes through the trial and error process of making the right decisions while still trying to maintain an image and position of authority. The officer is hated by the Burmese people, which is clearly shown when he would play football. The Burmese were extremely unfair to the officer due to the fact he was part of the

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Vika
  • George Orwell’s 1984

    George Orwell’s 1984

    The terrors of a totalitarian government presented in George Orwell’s 1984 apply not only to the Party, but also to the Stalinist Russia of the 1930’s. Frightening similarities exist between these two bodies which both started out as forms of government, and then mutated into life-controlling political organizations which “subordinated all institutions and classes under one supreme power” (Buckler 924). Orwell shows how such a system can impose its will on the people through manipulation

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Artur
  • George W. Bush and Bad Language

    George W. Bush and Bad Language

    George Orwell was an English author, best known for his novels, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, and Animal Farm. Orwell used his work to raise political questions. In his essay “Politics and the English Language”, Orwell questions the authenticity of the English language. According to Orwell, the English language has become “ugly and inaccurate, because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” He believes that this is

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Mikki
  • George’s Steps to Maturation

    George’s Steps to Maturation

    George’s Steps to Maturation Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson, is a novel put together by a collection of short stories. Each story focuses on various inhabitants of Winesburg, a small town at the beginning of the 20th century. The accounts are intertwined within each other, and one by one, the character’s role in society is revealed through their narrative. Every short story concerns at least one inhabitant as the main character of that story; however,

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Max
  • Georgia

    Georgia

    When quoting, always provide the page number in addition to the author and year of publication. "When paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in another work, authors are not required to provide a location reference. Nevertheless, authors are encouraged to do so, especially when it would help an interested reader locate the relevant passage. . . ." (Publication Manual, 2001, p. 121) Even though this sample paper consists of fictitious references, it will include

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Victor
  • German Resistance

    German Resistance

    During World War II the citizens of Germany had to deal with economic hardships. Today if you look up the holocaust what comes up is the name given to the period of persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany. Persecution of German Jews began with Hitler's rise to power in 1933. Jews were disenfranchised, and then terrorized in anti-Jewish riots (such as Kristallnacht), forced into the ghettos, their property seized, and finally was

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Janna
  • Germanic Culture Preserved in Beowulf

    Germanic Culture Preserved in Beowulf

    Germanic Culture Preserved in Beowulf Many differences can be found between early Germanic culture and our culture today. Beowulf,the story of the triumphs of a great warrior over near impossible feats, takes place in Scandanavia during the 450s. In this tale, the war obsessed men exhibit values important to the early Germanic culture. Recording such an epic tale not only immortalizes the hero of the poem, but in turn also makes certain that these Scandanavian

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Edward
  • Gertrude

    Gertrude

    If I were to get the role of Gertrude I would represent her as a power hungry, selfish and questionable person will little or no morals. I will explain how I would represent her like this, assuming I do get the roll of course, through her nature, motivations and her interactions with the other actors; also I will further explain how the audience will be invited to respond to Gertrude, by stage props, lighting and

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Gertrude Stein: Making Perception

    Gertrude Stein: Making Perception

    Gertrude Stein’s work The Making of Americans is a wildly experimental expression of language. In her work, she demonstrates the principles of Modernism through radical narrative techniques and ambiguity of words. Modernist artists of her time, like Pablo Picasso, challenged perception by using shapes to create pictures in order to convey meaning. Similarly, through manipulation of sentence components and repetition, Stein creates a visual experience that juxtaposes self awareness with the perception of others. The

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Gertude Stein and the Art of Cubism

    Gertude Stein and the Art of Cubism

    The Cubist painter renounced the work of artists who drew only what society wanted to view as art. Instead of painting for the appraisers of conventional art, Cubist painters assembled shapes and movement from different angles to create a completely innovative artistic perspective. Like the Cubist artist, Gertrude Stein, a modernist writer of the 20th century, rejected the expectations of a society that required writing to model the speech of the English language just as

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Getting a Job Done

    Getting a Job Done

    Getting a Job From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings My room had all the cheeriness of a dungeon and the appeal of a tomb. It was going to be impossible to stay there, but leaving held no attraction for me, either…. The answer came to me with the suddenness of a collision. I would go to work. Mother wouldn’t be difficult to convince; after all, in school I was a year ahead

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Mike
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