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  • The Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch As I walked through the entrance, I headed down the ramp that led into the lobby, which lied underground, between the legs of the Arch. The sun entering through the doors reflected off the marble tiled floor. The first site I came to was the appealing blue fountain that resided in the exact center of the lobby. The royal blue water spout about four or five feet into the air and cascaded

    Essay Length: 475 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Gay Teen Revolution

    The Gay Teen Revolution

    Summer Storm is not one’s typical teen romantic comedy. The German-made film is sweeping into North American movie theatres this month. It features Tobi, an awkward teenage boy, falling in love with Achim, his best friend, at a summer rowing camp. He is befriended by Leo, a handsome boy who rows with the Queer Schlag, a team composed of all gay boys. A heart wrenching and melancholic coming of age tale ensues, in which

    Essay Length: 2,111 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The General Prologue

    The General Prologue

    The only two women most significant and described in great detail in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer who provide the greatest insight into contemporary medieval society are the Wife of Bath and the Prioress. These two women appear similar in the General Prologue of the poem but, as we see through their tales, they are quite unique women and most importantly very different from one another. By examining both the Wife of Bath and

    Essay Length: 903 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Generation Gap During the 1960's

    The Generation Gap During the 1960's

    During the 1960s the black society began to revolt to fight for its rights. This was caused by the change in the mentality of the younger generation of the American society. The young generation considered the blacks to hold an equal position to the whites in the society, and narrow the racial gap. Flannery O’Connor successfully portrays the generation gap in America during the 1960s in her short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge”. Julian

    Essay Length: 745 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Generation Gap Within the Joy Luck Club

    The Generation Gap Within the Joy Luck Club

    The Generation Gap Within the Joy Luck Club In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan uses mothers and daughters to show the individuality of each woman. Although both generations are of Chinese descent, they share completely different beliefs and morals. Amy Tan shows the miscommunication between the two generations and how mothers and daughters are unique through authentic dialect and dialogue. The women in this novel are constantly trying to find a balance between their

    Essay Length: 1,664 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Generation Today

    The Generation Today

    Jeremy Jones English 0900 Septermber25,2005 Being a part of “Generation Y” most of the general descriptions given by the book are correct. As a whole, my peers are positive, sheltered, and pressured but one of the generalizations is incorrect. By living up to the labels put on “Generation Y”, the world is headed in a more positive direction. As stated above, my peers are positive, sheltered, and pressured. The people I surround myself with are

    Essay Length: 260 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Gernville and Sugar Act

    The Gernville and Sugar Act

    The Gernville and Sugar Act was when British soldiers were protecting the colonist from threats after the war and the colonists did not want their protection because they have been protecting themselves for over 150 years. Minister said the colonist should pay the troops and taxed the colonies to raise money. The Stamp Act- This was a government tax stamp on legal documents and the colonists did not think this was a good idea

    Essay Length: 778 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 21, 2016 By: jarelyn47
  • The Ghost, the Spark of Hamlet

    The Ghost, the Spark of Hamlet

    In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the appearances of the ghost are few and far between. In spite of the rarity of its materialization, it plays an extremely pivotal role in driving the plot of the story. The purpose of the ghost is to inform Hamlet of the murder of his father by his father’s brother Claudius, and inspire him to get revenge. While it is easy to assume that the ghost is that of King Hamlet, this

    Essay Length: 1,261 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Gift only We Can See

    The Gift only We Can See

    The Gift Only We Can See Have you found this life’s ultimate gift? Do you know what you are looking for? Love…the truest gift of all. So many people have never had the luxury of giving or receiving this gift. To this I am truly thankful; I live everyday knowing true love at its very best. There are so many things people can love: pets, family members, certain kinds of food but these are all

    Essay Length: 990 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Max
  • The Gingerbread Baby Makes a New Friend!

    The Gingerbread Baby Makes a New Friend!

    The Gingerbread baby ran to the edge of the river to try to get away from the mob of people chasing him. He joyfully jumped on the back of a depressed and dirty looking turtle but at this point he had no other choices. The turtle had so much dirt on him the gingerbread baby became camouflaged. As the mob of people angrily approached the edge of the river, the gingerbread baby got so

    Essay Length: 315 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Girl

    The Girl

    The Girl I walked into the room and saw her weeping silently, with her head on the knees and her arms around herself. I walked as silently as I could into the room but she still heard me, lifting up her head to look at me with red puffy eyes. I have lived at my uncles house long enough to know this wasn’t one of his house maids so I approached her cautiously. She stood

    Essay Length: 1,533 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Giver

    The Giver

    Jessica Schwartz LIT 203 Meg Martin 11/28/06 Literary Elements in ‘The Giver’ By Lois Lowry The literary element that I chose for this piece of work is symbolism, as it seems to run heavily throughout the book. The first recognizable symbol is baby Gabriel who is a working metaphor for the future, as babies often are. He symbolizes a new future not only for Jonas, but also for the community as things are to

    Essay Length: 293 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Giver

    The Giver

    1. One of the more controversial topics that Lowry touches upon in the giver is euthanasia, or the practice of ending someone’s life to ease their suffering. Jonas’s community practices euthanasia on very old citizens as well as upon unhealthy newchildren. Jonas’s horror at this practice motivates him to take drastic measures to reform the society, and yet many people in our own society consider euthanasia to be a compassionate practice and one that should

    Essay Length: 500 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Top
  • The Giver Book Chap 1

    The Giver Book Chap 1

    Chapter 1 With December approaching, Jonas feels frightened, but he immediately corrects himself. He was frightened when an unknown aircraft had twice flown over the community a year ago. It had been his first time seeing an aircraft fly over so closely because it is against the rules to fly over the community. Topic Tracking: Feelings 1 Topic Tracking: Rules 1 This aircraft had been different from the usual cargo planes that occasionally delivered supplies

    Essay Length: 749 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Giver Ending

    The Giver Ending

    He was a peaceful looking man, with a large round belly and rosy red cheeks. Jonas couldn’t help but smile as he stared at the gentle looking figure. The man looked down at the freezing pair. He noticed Jonas’ trembling blue lips and the tiny shaking bundle of blanket that was Gabriel. The man immediately invited Jonas into his home and screamed for his wife to grab blankets and hot chocolate. Jonas sat shyly bundled

    Essay Length: 857 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle

    “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls is an extremely intriguing novel that really kept my attention throughout the whole story. The Walls family is definitely one that is unlike any I’ve ever come across, and the lessons that the children learned were ones that helped shaped their lives and made them who they are today. Jeanette obviously learned so much from her experience that she wrote a whole book about it, managing to hold the

    Essay Length: 996 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle

    There is definitely not much to like about Jeannette’s parents. Her mother is selfish, always talking about how her kids are the reason she can never follow her dreams. Her father is an alcoholic who is rarely ever at home and manipulates his family to get what he wants. However, they each had they're own redeeming qualities. Rose Mary Walls, Jeannette’s mother, is an “excitement addict” as she puts herself. She is always excited

    Essay Length: 275 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2016 By: andrewkalen
  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    The play the Glass Menagerie supports the theme of illusions. A menagerie, a zoo, refers to a group of inhuman creatures. Since the creatures are glass, they are very fragile and not real. The title specifically refers to Laura’s collection of glass animals mainly horses. To escape the harshness of reality, Laura spends hours playing with the menagerie; this is an imaginary world for her. It is not only Laura, it is all of the

    Essay Length: 394 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Max
  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” Steven E. Milburn Jr. Milburn 1 “THE GLASS MENAGERIE”: Ingredients of a Tragic Drama and a Modern Tragic Heroine Tennessee Williams wrote and created the play, “The Glass Menagerie,” with the concept of tragedy in mind. Random House’s denotative meaning of the word tragedy is as follows: a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character

    Essay Length: 493 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    The theme of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is conflict. The play contains both internal and external conflict. The absence of Tom’s father forces external turmoil and conflict between Tom the protagonist, and his mother the antagonist. The internal conflict is seen within Tom through his constant references to leaving home and his selfishness. The play is about a young aspiring poet named Tom, who works at a shoe warehouse. Tom is unhappy with is

    Essay Length: 336 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    I. INTRODUCTION Acid rain or acid deposition is a form of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, or hail) containing high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids (pH below 5.5-5.6). It is produced when sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric moisture, acid rain can contaminate drinking water, damage vegetation and aquatic life, and erode buildings and monuments. Automobile exhausts and the burning of high-sulfur industrial fuels are thought to be the main causes, but

    Essay Length: 2,342 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

    The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1892, gives powerful insight to the male misunderstandings of the feminine psyche. Throughout the course of the story, our protagonist becomes increasingly mentally ill. What starts out as a “nervous condition”, most likely caused by post-partum depression, steadily progresses to full blown insanity. As the story reads on, the narrators thoughts and actions change, they mirror the negative emotional changes she is going

    Essay Length: 1,307 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

    The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

    The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is what seems to be a reflection of the life of Williams himself. Throughout the play we see Williams portrayed as Tom bring forth three key characters. As he sets the stage for these characters in a time of desperation and the willfulness to escape their reality which is filled with human desperation. The three characters that comprise the play are Tom, Amanda, and Laura which make up the

    Essay Length: 830 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2016 By: a.alibasic
  • The Goal: A Process of ongoing Improvement

    The Goal: A Process of ongoing Improvement

    The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement is a work of fiction describing a very real thing -- the process of manufacturing a product. This includes the engineering and production process, marketing, sales, and interaction with corporate and regional headquarters. As an employee in a corporate contract manufacturing environment, reading this story does not sound like a work of fiction at all. In fact, in many instances this book seems to describe “my plant.” The

    Essay Length: 1,770 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The God of Small Things

    The God of Small Things

    The movie “Crash” is unlike any other movie that deals with race relations, throughout time there have been many movies that focus on racism but most just deal with the tensions between whites and African-Americans. “Crash” is quite different, it takes many different facets of racism and shows how it is cut both ways. With its multi ethnic cast, Crash walks viewers through the lives of whites, blacks, Latinos, Koreans, Iranians, criminals, Police Officers, the

    Essay Length: 421 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Janna
  • The God of Small Things Essay

    The God of Small Things Essay

    The conclusion of the novel is that the touchable (Ammu) and the untouchable (Velutha) cannot be together. The Big god, who is the society, doesnЎ¦t allow people of different caste to associate with one another. Small god, on the other hand, wants to gain individual happiness with the love affair even though he knows that there will be consequences. The love affair of Ammu and Velutha, Velutha being beaten up, the betrayal of Estha on

    Essay Length: 737 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Godlike Sciences in Framkenstein

    The Godlike Sciences in Framkenstein

    Frankenstein: The Impact of God-like Sciences Stemming from Modern Technology In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s life story is the heart of the tale. As a young Swiss boy, he grew up in Geneva reading the works of the ancient and outdated alchemists, a background that serves him ill when he attends university at Ingolstadt. There he learns about modern science and, within a few years, masters all that his professors have to teach

    Essay Length: 1,310 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Gods Role in the Iliad

    The Gods Role in the Iliad

    The Gods Role in The Iliad The gods in The Iliad are very greedy, self-centered, vain, malicious, and two-faced. Homer does a very good job of showing us this throughout the entire epic poem, and he does it in such a way so that anyone who reads this can understand. All of the gods that get involved in this war have their own self-serving motives behind all of their interference. Right in the very beginning

    Essay Length: 878 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Golbin Market

    The Golbin Market

    Cisnero’s acclaimed work The House on Mango Street explores a variety of themes in her photographic stories which capture everything from the seemingly banal triumphs of a small child to the tragedies suffered at the hands of cultural and social prescripts and finally to the mature introspections of a confused but wildly talented young woman. The short novel is essentially a coming-of-age story, one that depicts landmark events of Esperanza’s life in the heavily stylistic

    Essay Length: 476 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Gold Bug

    The Gold Bug

    The Gold Bug In life, many people choose to hide in the illusion of situations, instead of facing the world. Determining whether something is an illusion or reality is not that easy which is why many do not realize they are living this way. “The Gold-Bug”, a short story by Edger Allan Poe, is a perfect example showing two people who hide behind illusions and one who wants them to know the reality of them.

    Essay Length: 1,253 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Janna
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