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  • Gothic in Frankenstein

    Gothic in Frankenstein

    “ Discuss how a sense of the Gothic is expressed in Shelly’s Frankenstein”. The term ‘Gothic’ has many forms. Its origins go back to the medieval period and can be seen in architecture such as Westminster Abbey in London and the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. It can also be applied to art in the works of Hieronymus Bosch who’s grotesque and haunting imagery depicted ugly distorted humans who are morally degenerate and depraved,

    Essay Length: 311 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Gothic in Poe’s "fall of the House of Usher"

    Gothic in Poe’s "fall of the House of Usher"

    Edgar Allan Poe is an author that has mastered the choice of words in his stories to create just the right mood and the right feelings. In The Fall of the House of Usher, a man will visit a childhood friend who is suffering from a strange illness. Strange events will occur under his host’s roof. In this short story, Poe uses conventions of gothic literature to push the story’s protagonists into a state of

    Essay Length: 753 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • Gothic Story

    Gothic Story

    Why could the stairs not be silent? My nervousness was increased as the eerie creaking broke the silence I had strived so hard to create. It would surely know. The sound had been so very loud. But it was too late to turn around now. I took another step and sighed as no sound came from them. Slowly but surely I made my way up them. Five left. Four left. Three left. Two left. One

    Essay Length: 947 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2014 By: aronster
  • Gothic Writing

    Gothic Writing

    Kevin Le Mr. Sell AP Language, Period 5 04 November 2014 OCD Leangelo White suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Every day he wakes up promptly at 7:00 A.M. Before leaving his bedroom he would touch the doorknob four times and nothing more. He had to. He needed to. On his way downstairs, he made sure not to step on the third to last step. He never touched that step. He just can’t. He usually made

    Essay Length: 903 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2015 By: Kevin Le
  • Gould - the Median Isn’t the Message

    Gould - the Median Isn’t the Message

    02/13/07 Analytical Summary of The Median isn’t the Message by Stephan Jay Gould Gould’s “The Median isn’t the Message” is an essay about Stephan Jay Gould’s experience with cancer and the strategies he employed to overcome them. He comments on the necessity for a positive state of mind (164) as well as a full understanding of the information one is reading (165). These necessities lead to a pinnacle point: Gould insists we are not average

    Essay Length: 280 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Gout


    Jennifer Lopez November 19, 2007 Professor Bryska Extra Credit BIOL 1274- Gout is a common disease which is caused by the build up of uric acid in the joints, tissue deposition of uric acid crystals, and joint destruction if left untreated. Uric acid is a byproduct of purine metabolism. Lacking uricase, humans remove uric acid primarily by renal excretion. “Normally, uric acid dissolves in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine. But

    Essay Length: 778 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Yan
  • Government


    Governors In the world as we know it, our history that typically tells why a leader was a great success or a triumphant failure. With this said no matter how good or bad a leader may turn out to be; they all seem to have at least one successful trait about them that granted them some form of success. This is such the story with three known authors from the past including Lau-Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli

    Essay Length: 634 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Jack
  • Government


    Government is a group of people who have a power to regulate the laws for governing their country. In order to understand what government is, it is significantly to understand the branch of government. Government can be divided into three main groups. The first branch is executive power. Executive branch uses rule-making or regulatory functions to spell out in regulations the details by which the laws passed by the legislative branch will be carried out

    Essay Length: 390 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Grace Paley

    Grace Paley

    Grace Paley once said, “I think I could have done more for peace if I’d written about the [Vietnam] war, but I happen to love being in the streets.” Grace Paley is the author of The Little Disturbances of Man, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Later the Same Day, The Collected Stories, New and Collected Poems, and a gathering of essays, Just As I Thought. Her many honors include a National Endowment for the

    Essay Length: 482 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Grace: Guilty?

    Grace: Guilty?

    Grace: Guilty? Based on a horrible murder in 1843 in Canada, the novel “ Alias Grace” tells the story of a young Irish-born servant girl who plans to kill her employer and his mistress. An analysis of Alias Grace’s behavior reveals many things. Her actions in the novel show that she is guilty of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. Alias Grace begins after a Grace has severed eight years in prison. She

    Essay Length: 517 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading Scale 2 Robert Hernandez English 102 Research paper Grading Scale Anyone who has attended a high school or college will readily say that one of the most stressful aspects of the entire experience is grades. Students will loose hours of sleep per night poring over textbooks, clutching a pen in one hand and a mug of Starbucks coffee in the other. They soon foster an obsession with achieving and maintaining perfect grades to the

    Essay Length: 1,770 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Grading System

    Grading System

    Teachers have always used grades to measure the amount a student has learned. This practice is becoming ineffective. Many students have a wide range of grades, which show that grades may not show what a student really knows. Therefore, the standard grading system should be replaced. Some reasons why grades should be replaced are bad grades can hinder a child’s performance, grades define who a student is in the classroom, and grades are not an

    Essay Length: 989 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Vika
  • Graduation by Mya Angelou

    Graduation by Mya Angelou

    Maya Angelou’s The Graduation Throughout life graduation, or the next level of growth, is sometimes known with the circumstance of the grand ceremony, but many times the graduation is not as exciting. In the moving essay, "The Graduation," by Maya Angelou applies three strategies - an expressive voice, illustrative comparison and contrast, and flowing sentences with imagery - to see the truth about humans caught in the line of racial discrimination. In a great

    Essay Length: 514 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: regina
  • Graduation Day

    Graduation Day

    Graduation Day For most people their graduation day is one of the best days of their lives. No more high school, and for some it means that they are now able to move out on their own and embark on the independent journey of college. In my case my graduation day started out to be a great day but turned out to be one of the worst. It is almost as if I wish I

    Essay Length: 1,306 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Max
  • Graduation Speech

    Graduation Speech

    Graduation speech Good afternoon distinguished guests, parents, teachers, administrators, friends and especially to the CLASS OF 2003. Today marks the end of a chapter in our lives. Tomorrow we will embark on a journey to places unimaginable. No longer will we be sheltered by those things that have been our foundation for so many years. We will have to make decisions independently. In fact we will be independent. Independent from our parents, from our communities,

    Essay Length: 403 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Artur
  • Graffiti as Art

    Graffiti as Art

    Graffiti as Art Graffiti, attractive as some of it may be, it is vandalism. It is vandalism to write on people’s property without their permission. However a lot of the graffiti on our streets is very nice to look at. Walking through the laneways of the city, or along the side of a railway line can be like walking through an art gallery. There are different types of graffiti, such as ‘tagging’, which is where

    Essay Length: 464 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Max
  • Grammar


    Run-on sentences join two or more complete sentences with no punctuation. Ex: Michaela loves to draw horses she is a talented artist. 5 ways to fix run-on sentence: 1. We can separate the two clauses into two sentences. 2. We can replace the comma with a semi-colon. 3. We can replace the comma with a co-ordinating conjunction (and, but, or, for, yet, nor, or so). 4. We can replace the comma with a subordinating conjunction

    Essay Length: 1,239 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Anna
  • Grammarwocky Poem

    Grammarwocky Poem

    The Nightmare Down in the cragsap, one gloupy night, A hooterling rose drorp and loud. Stampedes of beasts arose in fright, And hoof beats shook the ground. A nymphetic man took a brisk night stroll Into the cragsap of darkest bane. Worphling melodificously unbeknownst That his life would soon be slain. The winzze, it roared, The trees were maimed. Death bringers soared. As appeared the drunne untamed. With daggerstings of blood, hooves of steel,

    Essay Length: 303 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Grant Proposal

    Grant Proposal

    Grant Proposal After reading all of the grant proposals, and after careful consideration I have narrowed down my selections to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Family Promise, and the Lutheran Social Services. I believe that all of these organizations deserve further consideration, based on what they do for the community. Although I believe that all the non- profit organizations competing could benefit from financial help; I think my selections would benefit the most. I chose

    Essay Length: 726 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2015 By: Leah Gooden
  • Grapes of Wrath

    Grapes of Wrath

    How does John Steinbeck portray Jim Casey as a Christ figure in his novel, The Grapes of Wrath? In his novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck brings a variety of diverse characters to the reader. The majority of these characters’ individuality lies within whom they symbolize. What I’m trying to say is that the character in the novel represents another being outside of the novel. For example, the former preacher Jim Casey who is

    Essay Length: 858 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Victor
  • Grapes of Wrath

    Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms. The bank took possession

    Essay Length: 1,309 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Top
  • Grapes of Wrath Project

    Grapes of Wrath Project

    The Grapes Of Wrath Name:_____________________________ Regents / Honors English 11 Period:____ Date:___________________ The Grapes of Wrath WPA Project 2008 As you have been learning in U.S. History and in background research of To Kill a Mockingbird, the Great Depression was a time when the Federal government had to take drastic measures to combat the nation’s rising unemployment rate. Through an initiative of Roosevelt’s New Deal, thousands of unemployed Americans were put to work on a

    Essay Length: 373 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket

    Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket

    In this short story, "The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket" written by Yasunari Kawabata found in the Palm of the Hand Stories by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman, is told through the eyes of a narrator. Taking place on the slopes of Japan, the narrator watches as children engage on an insect chase at the base of an embankment. Each child with a home made lantern in hand, unique with different colored paper stretched

    Essay Length: 343 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2011 By: floyola
  • Gravyard Mushrooms

    Gravyard Mushrooms

    The time is 12:00 a.m. as I walk toward the rustic gates. The air that surrounds me a warm like those of summer nights. The moon gleams an off white glitter of light that shows me the path to my destination. The beginning of my journey starts at the end of most. The cemetery which is darker and darker every step I take, grows more daunting as I glare at what seems to be

    Essay Length: 1,094 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: regina
  • Gray's Elegy

    Gray's Elegy

    Critics have spent entire books interpreting Gray's "Elegy." Is it ironic, as Cleanth Brooks would have us believe, or is it sentimental, as Samuel Johnson might say? Does it express Gray's melancholic democratic feelings about the oneness of human experience from the perspective of death, or does Gray discuss the life and death of another elegist, one who, in his youth, suffered the same obscurity as the "rude forefathers" in the country graveyard? Should Gray

    Essay Length: 1,525 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Janna
  • Greaser Hero Shot in Park

    Greaser Hero Shot in Park

    Dallas Winston a Greaser from Kansas was shot after an armed robbery; he was shot many times and killed. Dallas, a hero in last week’s paper, saved children from a burning school was shot by the cops in the park after robbing a supermarket. Armed with a pistol, he got the money from the clerk and ran as fast as he could as shots were fired at him from the clerk! He then ran into

    Essay Length: 493 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Vika
  • Greasy Lake

    Greasy Lake

    In the short story Greasy Lake, Boyle told of the changing of boys to men in one night. When it was cool to be bad. Senior year in high school, 19 years old and stupid. Not having any real clue as to the real world works, Driving mom's cars using dad's money. In Greasy Lake, T.C. Boyle used the theme of being bad by using the different characters to symbolize someone always trying to be

    Essay Length: 646 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Greasy Lake

    Greasy Lake

    T. Coraghessan Boyle’s short story Greasy Lake is about a night in the life of three men: Digby, Jeff, and an unidentified narrator. The events the narrator recounts took place three days into summer vacation when they happened upon a car parked at Greasy Lake. The boys mistake the car for an identical one belonging to their friend Tony. To pass a boring night in a nowhere town when there’s nothing to do, they decide

    Essay Length: 364 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: David
  • Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

    Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle

    JAIME JAMES RESPONSE PAPER 1 FEBRUARY 4, 2006 BONNIE TENSEN MORE THAN JUST A LAKE In “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, the setting is a character that changes throughout the story, much as the narrator changes and grows through his experiences. Greasy Lake is a place where good boys go to learn to be bad. This story is about a time “when you cultivated decadence like a taste.” (Boyle 144) You can tell by

    Essay Length: 1,007 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Greasy Lake Setting Analysis

    Greasy Lake Setting Analysis

    Zavala 1 Jesus Zavala Mrs. Dooley AP English Comp 2nd Hour 15 October 2014 Greasy Lake Being a “bad boy” might seem appealing to some people, but if when the going gets tough a person drives his mom’s beat-up station wagon back home then he is not technically a “bad boy.” “Greasy Lake’s” setting of the murky lake and the various juxtapositions throughout the story represent the boys’ loss of values and desire to be

    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 28, 2014 By: jesusgzavala
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