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  • To Be or Not to Be

    To Be or Not to Be

    1. “To be or not to be” soliloquy 1 Modernize the content: Is it better to live or to die? Would it make more sense to put up with all of the unfortunate events, you can’t control, that life throws at you or end all of my troubles by just ending them? Sleeping, that is all that death is. Death is like a sleep that will end all troubles of my life. It is something

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    Essay Length: 384 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Artur
  • To Be or Not to Be

    To Be or Not to Be

    “To Be or Not To Be” The “To Be or Not To Be” speech in the play, “Hamlet,” portrays Hamlet as a very confused man. He is very unsure of himself and often wavers between two extremes. In the monologue, he contemplates death; over whether he should commit suicide or seek revenge for his father’s death. The play also shows how Hamlet thinks over things too much. From the analysis over life and death he

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    Essay Length: 294 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Monika
  • To Be or Not to Be

    To Be or Not to Be

    Each year, a new batch of Shakespeare adaptations opens at festivals across the country and, each year, Shakespeare turns fully 180 degrees in his grave. Today, the Shakespeare industry is run by revisionists. For years now, the adaptations which open each Summer’s season have been dominated by a parade of wholly predictable inversions: the past becomes the present, straight characters are turned into gay ones, whites into blacks, men into women. For every play, it

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Monika
  • To Believe or Not to Believe, Modern Urban Legends

    To Believe or Not to Believe, Modern Urban Legends

    To Believe or Not To Believe Modern Urban Legends Many people have heard the tale of the dotty grandmother who tried to dry off her damp poodle by placing it in the microwave oven. The dog exploded, sad to say the least , and Grandma has never been quite the same since. The story is not true; it is an urban legend, circulating by word of mouth since the 1970s (Brunvand, 108). Urban legends are

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Max
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    “His Last Resort” In the short story “To Build a Fire,” by Jack London, a newcomer crosses the treacherous Alaskan Yukon during the time of the gold rush, in a search to seek great fortune. Unfortunately, his failure to heed to the experienced old timer, as well his lack of knowledge resulted in him being unaware of the danger that faced him from within his surroundings. Thus, the theme of survival is conveyed through setting,

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Stenly
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    In the short story, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London shows how man vs. nature and how inexperienced traveler in the Yukon tries to travel alone with his dog, even though it’s advised not to. Yet he is stubborn and thinks he is right, and sets off for Henderson Creek to meet his friends. He faces many different conflicts of man verses man, and man verses nature. The traveler is advised not to make

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Anna
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    Interpretation “To Build a Fire” In the story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, a man is travelling through the klondike in Alaska to find his friends, "the boys". Because the man is only quick and alert to the things of life and not the significance, he finds himself in some very bad circumstances. The man experiences several instances of bad luck such as getting wet up to his knees, the spruce tree

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Tasha
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    To Build A Fire There are several distinct conflicts in the story “To Build A Fire” by Jack London. One struggle is the extremely raw, bitter climate the man is in. For example, his spit cracks in the air instead of on the snow. The man knows that it will crack on the snow at fifty or fifty-five degrees below zero, but the fact that the excretion cracked in the air seemed to worry him

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    Essay Length: 293 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Kevin
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    Reaction Paper This story compelled me to evaluate choices made by a character in a life or death situation. The significance of the words dying and death in Jack London’s 1910 novel, To Build a Fire continuously expresses the man’s dwindling warmth and bad luck in his journey along the Yukon trail to meet the boys at the camp. London associates dying with the man’s diminishing ability to stay warm in the freezing Alaskan climate.

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    Essay Length: 645 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Jack
  • To Build a Fire

    To Build a Fire

    “To Build a Fire” Reader Response In To “Build a Fire” the narrator talks about the struggle to survive in the blistering cold. He explains the struggles that are endured throughout the journey all the way up until the last moments of the man's life. He lays out all the discouraging moments in sequence one after another along with the constant fight to make it through his endeavors. The story begins by introducing the man

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    Submitted: November 1, 2016 By: thajwood22
  • To Build a Fire - Anthologized Short Story

    To Build a Fire - Anthologized Short Story

    “To Build a Fire” (1902) is one of London's most redoubtable and frequently anthologized short stories. The initial version of the story appeared in Youth's Companion in 1902 but was considered strictly a children's cautionary tale. A revised version of the tale was published in Century in 1908 and collected in London's volume of short fiction entitled Lost Face in 1910. Both versions of the story concern man's struggle for survival in nature, but the

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Top
  • To Build a Fire - Summary

    To Build a Fire - Summary

    To build a fire The man trailed off the main Yukon trail. There was snow everywhere, but there was no sun to shine upon it, the sun had not shown its face for many days. White everywhere, except for the small dark line which was the trail he had left behind. It was cold, but the cold did not bother the man. He felt uncomfortable in the cold. But the cold was to be guarded

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Yan
  • To Build a Fire Annotation Paper

    To Build a Fire Annotation Paper

    Jack London is a well-renowned author with titles including White Fang and his most famous novel: The Call of the Wild. London gains his reputation with his style of writing which builds interest in the reader while relating what the characters are facing in the story. This style is also seen in his brilliant short story “To Build a Fire.” In “To Build a Fire,” London helps the reader to relate to the story by

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Tasha
  • To Bully or Not to Bully

    To Bully or Not to Bully

    Bullying is a life and sometimes death matter that gets ignored at our children’s peril. Bullying can no longer be trivialized by adults, taken lightly or denied. Bullying can be unlearned or even prevented; with today’s research, there are ways to put a stop to bullying. Bullies are everywhere - in small communities, big communities, parks, malls, streets, but most of all bullies are found in schools. Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Boys

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Andrew
  • To Choose or Not to Choose

    To Choose or Not to Choose

    The everyday choices we make in daily life effectively influence our lives whether we know it or not. Whether it is to choose to harm somebody or to choose to help somebody, the choices that we make depend on our intent. Luis Rodriguez had many a time where he was forced to make a choice. In Always Running, he made both choices with negative intention and positive intention. Being an intellectual, and always learning,

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • To Deceive a Child or Not?

    To Deceive a Child or Not?

    To Deceive a Child or Not? Roberto Benigni is a very unique writer who sometime uses comedy to describe the most serious of situations. In the film Vita e Bella, Benigni uses comedy to describe the events that happened leading up to the Holocaust. The motion picture is set in the time when Jews were discriminated against in Germany. The main character, Guido, is of Jewish descent and falls in love with an upper-class woman

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    Essay Length: 916 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Yan
  • To Define Madness

    To Define Madness

    Hamlet’s madness is one of many disguises used to gain power over others. Because the line between madness and sanity is subject to change (depending on the context of ones actions), Hamlet’s choice of disguise is both the most effective and the most volatile form of power in Shakespeare’s play. There are considerable distinctions between the actions of Hamlet in his “mad” state of mind and the few other characters that undoubtedly lost sanity. Hamlet

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    Essay Length: 1,969 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Victor
  • To Drink or Not to Drink?

    To Drink or Not to Drink?

    To Drink or Not to Drink? Deciding whether or not to start drinking is a personal choice. The decision is not always as clear cut as considering the negative effects of ones health by drinking. Both drinkers and non drinkers have reasons as to why they decide to lead their particular life style. While there are two lifestyles are normally very different, there are some parallels between the viewpoints of people who decide to

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Victor
  • To Eat or Not to Eat: A Comparison of Anorexia and Obesity

    To Eat or Not to Eat: A Comparison of Anorexia and Obesity

    In many other countries, to be skinny enough to show off one’s bones would mean that they are living in poverty; while an excessive amount of weight would show that the individual lives in a higher class in society. In America however, these two body types have been elevated into two of the leading causes of death amongst our population; not as a sign of societal class, but as diseases. Anorexia - which stems from

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Edward
  • To Elsie by William Carlos Williams

    To Elsie by William Carlos Williams

    When you hear the phrase “the American people” do you think of a people who are despoiled, alienated, or lost? William Carlos Williams characterizes the American people in this way in his poem To Elsie, which provides commentary on the American people’s lost perspective. Through tone and imagery Williams tells of a self-alienating America that has lost perspective of its most treasured ideology, the American Dream, due to its violent and unstable tradition. Williams’ tone

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Victor
  • To Foil or Not to Foil, That Is the Question

    To Foil or Not to Foil, That Is the Question

    To Foil or not to Foil, That is the Question Characterization of the main characters is essential to the book. Therefore, the foils use to characterize are also very important. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare develops Romeo as a character by making many supporting whole entire existence’s purpose is to create contrast and be a foil. He uses these foils by focusing on Romeo’s weakness and irrational nature. The most of obvious example

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Max
  • To Have Ahobby Is Essential for a Man's Mental Health

    To Have Ahobby Is Essential for a Man's Mental Health

    HOBBIES Happiness can be defined as a broad, overall culmination of small successes in life, whether real or imagined. And, although we cannot be successful in every endeavor we attempt in our lives, we can still find joy in those achievements which are reached. Those who avoid judging themselves too harshly or by extreme standards are much happier than those who are too hard on themselves or who feel like failures. Despite countless small successes,

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    Submitted: April 28, 2011 By: tufail
  • To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress

    The poems “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick exemplify youth, modesty and resistance. The topic of both poems indicates the negative consequences that can occur if one is hesitant to enjoy his or her youth; furthermore, each author expresses in words how youth is the prime of ones life, and only lasts for a small amount of time. Each piece differentiates in

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    Essay Length: 1,126 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Artur
  • To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress

    Love to His Mistress Throughout history the ideas of proper sexuality for men and women have changed very little. Courtship is important today as it was in the 1600’s. Andrew Marvel's poem, “To His Coy Mistress”, is a typical carpe diem poem in which the speaker tells his mistress they should “seize the day”. It is obvious that he wants her to have sexual relations with her now instead of having to wait until

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress" is a very interesting poem. The main plot of the poem is about this guy that tries to pick up a girl for the night. The poem does not tell about the setting. I assumed that it was in a bar, because of the way he talked to her and that is where most guys go to pick up a girl for the evening. We see this poem through the eyes

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    Essay Length: 801 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Top
  • To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress

    Love to His Mistress Throughout history the ideas of proper sexuality for men and women have changed very little. Courtship is important today as it was in the 1600’s. Andrew Marvel's poem, “To His Coy Mistress”, is a typical carpe diem poem in which the speaker tells his mistress they should “seize the day”. It is obvious that he wants her to have sexual relations with her now instead of having to wait until

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    Essay Length: 608 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Steve
  • To His Coy Mistress

    To His Coy Mistress

    The man does not have another care in the world since he is so “blinded” by his love. The second stanza speaks of his mortality only being thought about in relation to this girl and the fact that it limits the time available to be with her. The speaker accepts his fate that “Times winged Chariot is hurrying near,” but does not want that to spoil his chance of sleeping with his true love and

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    Essay Length: 298 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Yan
  • To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

    To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

    In "To His Coy Mistress," Andrew Marvell presents a speaker who appeals to his love through persuasion. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. Each stanza utilizes a different method of appeal that relies on diction and punctuation. In the first stanza, the speaker appeals to character, in the second emotion, and in the third

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: regina
  • To Juice or Not to Juice

    To Juice or Not to Juice

    To Juice or Not to Juice. Fasting has been around for centuries throughout different cultures and religions in the world, and home juicing has been in and out of trend for decades, but the recent trend of juice fasting, which typically on involves consuming nothing but cold-pressed juice for three to sixty days has led to the growth of juicing companies like BluePrintCleanse, Catalyst, Cooler Cleanse, Organic Avenue, and Joos to make and ship the

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    Essay Length: 1,211 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2015 By: Vivian Dinh
  • To Kill a McKingbird

    To Kill a McKingbird

    It’s interesting to see the ways different authors depict how a character matures, a stage that many of us have been through. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird we can easily see how she chose to do it. The novel is set in Alabama in the 1930’s, while black vs. white racism was a big issue and problem for many. Atticus is the father of Scout and Jem, young children who witness

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    Essay Length: 662 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Venidikt
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