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  • The Enormous Radio

    The Enormous Radio

    In the short story by John Cheever called "The Enormous Radio" it begins with Jim and Irene Westcotts appearing like the perfect American family. Cheever describes them as "the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability" (Cheever 1). What is ironic about this story is the Westcotts are far from being the perfect family and the community they try to conform to is just as imperfect as

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

    The Epic of Gilgamesh

    The Epic of Gilgamesh Questions for Analysis #1-6 1. What was the Mesopotamian view of the afterlife? 2. What is the message of Siduri’s advice to Gilgamesh? 3. Consider Utnapishtim’s initial response to Gilgamesh’s request for the secret of eternal life. How does his message complement what Siduri has said? 4. Consider the story of Utnapishtim. What do the various actions of the gods and goddesses allow us to infer about how the Mesopotamians viewed

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

    The Epic of Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh The poem of Gilgamesh tells the tale of an actual king that lived more than three thousand years ago. The deeds of the once heroic king were etched on stone tablets in the ancient language of Sumerian. The actions of this once great king are told in the poem. This included the building of a great city wall around Uruk, a city that existed around 2700 B.C. Many of Gilgamesh's actions were heroic but

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    Submitted: April 24, 2011 By: christyo12
  • The Era of Racism and Injustice in New York City

    The Era of Racism and Injustice in New York City

    THE ERA OF RACISM AND INJUSTICE IN NEW YORK CITY The Era of Racism and Injustice in New York City Sihan Ahmed CLN4U Mrs. Bediako Dec. 23, 2014 The Era of Racism and Injustice in New York City During 1980s, crime rates were raising in New York City, as the war on drugs and street crime violence were becoming the next big thing (Sterbenz, 2013). New York City was known for its high number of

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    Submitted: March 1, 2015 By: sihanahmed
  • The Esperanza Tree

    The Esperanza Tree

    The Esperanza Tree In Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street, you meet a character by the name of Esperanza. Esperanza is a very unique young girl who is still trying to discover the many secrets of the world she is living in. She is also trying to find herself and figure out what she is suppose to be doing with her life. She goes through many changes, hardships, and struggles a lot, but one

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    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Essay

    The Essay

    An essay is a typically short piece of writing, from an author's personal point of view. Essays are non-fiction but often subjective; while expository, they can also include narrative. Essays can be literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: regina
  • The Eventual Devouring of a Character

    The Eventual Devouring of a Character

    efrave The eventual devouring of a character is foreshadowed throughout the passage. Pi tells the stranger "No wonder you're starved for customers." There is irony here as Pi is the stranger's customer. Later when they are together the stranger tells of how Pi's "heart, flesh and liver" are with him. This may have had a sinister undertone to it as with the stranger having an "overeager embrace" on Pi's throat. Pi suggests the two "feast

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Lee
  • The Evils of Human Motivation

    The Evils of Human Motivation

    The Evils of Human Motivation Graham Greene’s The Quiet American is set in Saigon, Vietnam in the early 1950’s during the end of the First Indochina War. It portrays two simultaneous conflicts: one regarding the political turmoil of the growing American involvement that led to the Vietnam War, and also the romantic triangle between the Fowler, Pyle and Phuong. Each main character is involved in the war on their own levels. Fowler is involved mostly

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Evolution of Disney Princessess

    The Evolution of Disney Princessess

    Deveree Correa Extension English – Task #1 Research and critical analysis of texts Whether it’s around a traditional camp fire or tucked in bed with a story book, fairy tales have been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Designed to teach lessons about right and wrong, fairy tales not only entertain they often challenge our morals and values. It is believed that fairy tales reflect societies’ thinking as they continue to

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    Submitted: November 19, 2015 By: Deveree
  • The Evolution of John and Elizabeth Proctor’s Relationship

    The Evolution of John and Elizabeth Proctor’s Relationship

    The evolution of John and Elizabeth Proctor’s relationship. In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, John and Elizabeth Proctor are introduced as a young, married couple whose relationship had a tense undercurrent. Their actions and reactions towards one another prove that they are at odds with each other. John and Elizabeth seem to be trying to smooth out the bumps in their relationship, but for the most part they only succeed in driving themselves further apart.

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Evolution of Second- and Foreign - Language Teaching

    The Evolution of Second- and Foreign - Language Teaching

    The Evolution of Second- and Foreign- Language Teaching (The 19th and 20th Century and The New Era of Second Language Teaching) In his treatment of the historical developments in language pedagogy, Stern (1992) isolates three ways in which language pedagogy has aimed to renew and improve itself:1. Innovation through change in teaching methods; 2. Innovation through language-related sciences and research; 3. Technological innovation. During the nineteenth century, the Grammar-Translation Method with its emphasis on the

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Evolution of the Canadian Criminal Code

    The Evolution of the Canadian Criminal Code

    The Evolution of the Canadian Criminal Code The laws of the United States have been revised numerous times, and the Criminal Code of Canada is similar. The Criminal Code is a systematically arranged body of law dealing with crime. The code has been revised multiple times over the past century by the federal government to help accommodate the numerous laws that have been applied to Canadian citizens. The history of homicide in the Criminal

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Evolving Ideas of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

    The Evolving Ideas of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

    The Evolving ideas of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice In Jane Austen’s, Pride and Prejudice, the theme of marriage and the evolving role it plays in the lives of women in the 1800th century is very distinct. Women had few choices in the direction their lives were to take. Due to a process called entailing, if the father of a family did not have a son, his property, upon his death would be given to

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Expansion and Consequences of Technology

    The Expansion and Consequences of Technology

    Nguyen Vu Nguyen Dr. Boeck RWS 200 April 12, 2017 The Expansion and Consequences of Technology In a statistic about the U.S population with a social media profile from 2008-2017, 81 percent of U.S Americans had a social media profile, this statistic shows how the internet and technology impact American’s lives in the new century. In the essay, “Our Future Selves”, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen claim the advantages of technology will help increased efficiency

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    Submitted: April 24, 2017 By: vunguyen0523
  • The Exposй of Heroism Through Jay Gatsby

    The Exposй of Heroism Through Jay Gatsby

    A character can be acknowledged as a tragic hero with the embodiment of various characteristics: he must cause his own downfall, his fate is not deserved, and he also must be of noble stature and have some sort of greatness. Typically, a hero accomplishes extraordinary things that usually are not common in most people. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the hero and protagonist proves to be Jay Gatsby, a single-minded, successful, yet

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Extent to Which Gregor and Shukhov's Lack of Personal Freedom Parallel in the The Metamorphosis

    The Extent to Which Gregor and Shukhov's Lack of Personal Freedom Parallel in the The Metamorphosis

    The extent to which Gregor and Shukhov’s lack of personal freedom parallel in the “The Metamorphosis” and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Franz Kafka and Alexander Solzhenitsyn have both integrated many themes in their respective novels. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich follows a prisoner, Shukhov, in one of the many Soviet work camps detailing every minute struggle and emotion that he endured. “The Metamorphosis”, is a novella that captures

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Faces of John

    The Faces of John

    The Faces of John “The Savage” As man has progressed through the ages, there has been, essentially, one purpose. That purpose is to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But when confronted with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, we come to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human soul really craves. John also known as

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Factors That Contribute to the Comprehension of Text.

    The Factors That Contribute to the Comprehension of Text.

    The factors that contribute to the comprehension of text. Text comprehension is a complex task that involves many different cognitive skills and processes. Understanding and comprehending information from text is a process that is impacted by the reader and the text. The reader must have the ability to understand the meaning of individual words and phrases, or constructing meaning from the text as a whole. This interacts with the prior knowledge, interest, and motivations that

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Failure of Amanda

    The Failure of Amanda

    In Tennessee Williams’, “The Glass Menagerie” Amanda was a woman who liked to reminisce about the past in order to escape from reality. Amanda was not wicked but intensely flawed. Her failures were centrally responsible for the adversity and exaggerated style of her character. Certainly, she had the endurance and heroism that she was able to support her children when her husband was gone. In her old life, she was once a Southern Belle with

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Failure to Overstep the Bounds of Human Knowledge: An Analysis of Victor Frankenstein

    The Failure to Overstep the Bounds of Human Knowledge: An Analysis of Victor Frankenstein

    Many people set idealistic goals in order to better themselves, often the results can prove disastrous, even deadly. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein focuses on the life of one man, Victor Frankenstein, who tries to further the current knowledge of alchemy and science by creating life from death. “Shelley sought to explore not the opposition but the relationship between alchemy and science. That, in turn, was to be followed by an examination of the consequences of

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Fairy and a Princess

    The Fairy and a Princess

    Once upon a time in a remote kingdom there lived a ravishing princess. Her mother the Queen was actually born a fairy, Serenity, and the King, Gavin, was a mortal. There was a vindictive Lord who lived in a secluded part of the forest that surrounded the village and kingdom. Lord Byron was a mystical and devilish warlock who despised the kingdom and especially the princess. Lord Byron knew the power that the Fairy

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Top
  • The Fairy Tale: The Symbolism of The Apple

    The Fairy Tale: The Symbolism of The Apple

    The Fairy Tale: The symbolism of the apple In the story The Fairy Tale a prostitute named Miss Noi lives in Saigon, Vietnam. She begins by asking the difference between up on and upon and is told that they have the same meaning. She beginnings telling the her story which she refers to as her fairy tale with the words once upon a time. In her story she has sex with any men from the

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Faithful Wife

    The Faithful Wife

    The Faithful Wife: point of view “The Faithful Wife”, written by Barbara L. Greenberg, uses first-person narration to depict the style, language, and theme of the poem. By using first-person narration, Barbara Greenberg was able to portray events and ideas very persuasively to the reader. In addition, this first-person narrator creates dramatic irony concerning the title in reference to the body of the poem. The reader from the start is aware of the point of

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of The House of Usher The Fall of The House of Usher is an eerie, imaginative story. The reader is captured by the twisted reality. Many things in the story are unclear to the reader; but no less interesting. For instance, even the conclusion of the story lends it self to argument. Did the house of Usher truly "fall"? Or, is this event simply symbolism? In either case, it makes a dramatic conclusion.

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Fall of the House of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    Many short stories have many different ways of showing symbols. For example, in Guy De Maupassant’s short story “Paul’s Mistress”, Paul sees a fisherman pull out a fish and pulls out the innards of the fish. In the text, Paul feels like that he is going to end up the same way the fish ended, with its innards ripped out of his body. (De Maupassant, 83) This is also foreshadowed and symbolized the way that

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Fall of the House of Usher Essay

    The Fall of the House of Usher Essay

    The Fall of the House of Usher Essay The Fall of the House of Usher is an intriguing story and each character represents a separate aspect of human psychology. The house is actually the mind, which is stuck in a state of depression that controls the fate of its inhabitants. Due to its structure, characters cannot move and act freely. The mind consists of three different parts. In The Fall of the House of

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    Submitted: April 14, 2015 By: AutumnA609
  • The Fall of the House of Usher:madeline as a Supernatural Entity

    The Fall of the House of Usher:madeline as a Supernatural Entity

    The Fall of the House of Usher In September 1839, a man by the name of Edgar Allan Poe released his most popular and criticized short story, entitled “The Fall of the House of Usher”. In Poe’s gothic tale, Roderick Usher has invited the unnamed narrator, a distant childhood friend, to help alleviate his deteriorating house. Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have become ill, and his self-fulfilling prophecy of premature burial comes alive when Roderick’s

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: regina
  • The False Gems: An Analysis Essay

    The False Gems: An Analysis Essay

    Monsieur Latin, a man who only made three thousand five hundred francs a year, fell in love with a young girl who seemed to be a very virtuous woman, one that “every sensible young man dreams of one day intrusting his happiness” (1). Once they were married Monsieur Latin’s wife “governed his household with such clever economy that they seemed to live in luxury” (1). This quote gives us a hint of what exactly

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: July
  • The Family Guy - Success

    The Family Guy - Success

    The Family Guy “Success means different things to different people. And, to a large extent, the widely accepted definition is determined by the society in which they live. In general, the American man’s definition of success revolves around work and the financial rewards it yields” (Deutschendorf 21). I feel that this is a perfect example of how Americans view success and what our society implies are the qualities of life that measure success. This view

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Fast Food Industry: Convenience or Cholesterol?

    The Fast Food Industry: Convenience or Cholesterol?

    The Fast Food Industry: Convenience or Cholesterol? As your pulling up to McDonald’s or Burger King on your lunch break do you ever stop to think about what nutritional value your fast food meal contains, or how it’s affecting your body and mind? As convenient and delicious as it may seem at the time, you’re actually doing your body more harm than good. The booming fast food industry is having devastating effects on its consumers

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Top
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