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  • Things Fall Apart - by Chinua Achebe (diverse Cultures Essay)

    Things Fall Apart - by Chinua Achebe (diverse Cultures Essay)

    "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe a) Describe in detail your impression of Okonkwo's character having read part one of the novel. b) What is Okonkwo's response to the arrival of the white man, and how does he cope with the changes that come about under the influence of a different culture. c) Describe your own reaction to Okonkwo's actions at the close of the novel. a) Okonkwo is a senior member of the Ibo

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Bred
  • Things Fall Apart - Tragic Hero Summary

    Things Fall Apart - Tragic Hero Summary

    Amir Radmand Radmand 1 Miss Mastandrea World Lit Block F 16 March 2016The Story of Okonkwo the Great Here in Umofia, a famous hero named Okonkwo brought pride and honor upon his village for defeating the land’s best wrestler. He became known as “a man of action, a man of war” (Achebe 7). He became husband to three women and father to several kids, which was a major accomplishment at the time, and was also

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    Submitted: April 7, 2016 By: xAR27x
  • Things Fall Apart and the Spirit World

    Things Fall Apart and the Spirit World

    When turmoil comes about, many have merely one attribute to rely on to help them overcome certain disasters: their faith. The characters of Things Fall Apart are no exception. The people of Umuofia call upon representatives of the spirit world as a means of hospitality. They rely on their religion to settle resolutions with other tribes and to answer questions. They depend on the spirit world also to take care of punishments and in addition

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: David
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    The book “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a made up look at the social and cultural life of an African tribe. It depicts the everyday life of the tribe and its members. It also shows the culture and customs of the tribe. The book focuses on one of the tribe members, Okonkwo. He is a well respected member of the tribe. Okonkwo is a good example of a respected member of the tribe

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    Submitted: April 27, 2017 By: kimaraiman
  • Things Fall Apart Chapter Summary

    Things Fall Apart Chapter Summary

    Chapter 20 Plot: · Okonkwo returns to his clan in Umuofia. · Okonkwo faces the changes in the clan due to the white missionaries. Themes Power Umuofia is a strong and powerful clan. It is for this reason that Okonkwo wants to regain his authority within the clan. He wants to “show his wealth”. This can be achieved by having one of the wealthiest suitor for one of his daughters. Umuofia used to be powerful

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Victor
  • Things Fall Apart Essay

    Things Fall Apart Essay

    Okonkwo’s story is similar to the western tragedy and the tragic hero because in the western tragedy it says how the main character has great importance not only culturally but economically. Okonkwo is also well respected in his tribe and admired due to the wrestling match he had with a bully of the tribe. The only thing from the western tragedy is that onkonkwo didn’t have a noble birth of childhood because his father

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: David
  • Things Fall Apart, Joy Luck Club Comparison Essay

    Things Fall Apart, Joy Luck Club Comparison Essay

    Parent-Child Relationships Parents strive to do what is best for their children, but sometimes the children want to go their own ways and pursue their interests. Throughout the books Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the reader will find that all of the parent’s characters in both books want what is best for their children. Although father-son and mother-daughter relationships differ greatly, both parent genders still want

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Things Fall Apart: Inevitable Changes

    Things Fall Apart: Inevitable Changes

    In the novel by Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, there is a debate between whether Okonkwo's demise was a result of his going against the will of the gods, or that the new changes were inevitable. The second group argues that Okonkwo's acts do not destroy the tribe, but it is the tribe's lack of adaptability that brings it to an end. Firstly, the title, Things Fall Apart, seems like a statement, a universal truth.

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Victor
  • Things They Carry

    Things They Carry

    This quote is stated by John F. Kennedy in one of his speeches during the Vietnam War. He mentions that only ‘men are killed or wounded in war’ and never states women. In the book The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien gender stereotypes women who are involved in the Vietnam War, he represents this through most of the short stories. Stories in particular; “Love”, “Stockings”, and “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” which describes one

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Jack
  • Thinking - an Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical & Creative Thought

    Thinking - an Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical & Creative Thought

    Barriers to Critical Thinking Worksheet HUM/115 Version 5 University of Phoenix Material Week 2 – Barriers to Critical Thinking From chapter 2 in “Thinking: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical & Creative Thought” Complete the following: Citation – (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007) Barrier 1: From the reading noted above, identify a barrier you are currently experiencing and define it in your own words (at least 25 words). Be sure to include citations since you learned about

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    Submitted: March 26, 2017 By: mananik323
  • Thinking the Unthinkable: Organ Sales

    Thinking the Unthinkable: Organ Sales

    Richard A. Epstein Thinking the Unthinkable: Organ Sales Richard A. Epstein puts forth a very convincing argument on selling organs; he brings up many factors which could persuade you to think the way he does on the issue of selling organs. Epstein argues that we should legalize selling organs. He presents both sides of the argument as well as a rebuttal to the opposite side of the issue. Epstein also argues many different factors which

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Steve
  • Third Person Omniscient in a "rose for Emily" by Kate Chopin

    Third Person Omniscient in a "rose for Emily" by Kate Chopin

    An Expected Death In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, third person omniscient is used to connect the reader to the story. Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi. His parents inherited a railroad company, which was sold prior to their move to Oxford, Mississippi. He discovered his talents in high school, where he enjoyed writing, reading, and art. Even though he did not graduate high school, he still went on

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    Submitted: April 28, 2015 By: ballerbaby23
  • This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin (poem)

    This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin (poem)

    Being punished as a young child, life seemed harsh and uneasy. The way parents would yell at you, tell you what to do, what not to do, and they always seemed to have gotten in the way of doing what us children wanted to do. It was all done for a reason however. The “cruelty” our parents showed us was out of love. They just want to use their experience to help guide our lives

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Wendy
  • This Blessed House

    This Blessed House

    In “This Blessed House,” it is slightly different. Sanjeev and Twinkle is a married Indian couple. Can you tell already which one in the couple is somewhat assimilated into the American culture? They had bought their first home together as a newlywed couple. As time goes on into the story, Sanjveev realizes that Twinkle is not in touch with her Indian heritage as much as he wants her to be. This is all brought on

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Mikki
  • This Boys Life

    This Boys Life

    This Boys Life By: Jessica Ceccolini I am doing a biography on Dwight, he is the stepfather to Jack the main character. Dwight who was a short man with curly brown hair and brown eyes. He smelled of gasoline, his legs were small for his thick chested body. Dwight dressed very different from people he had two toned shoes, hand painted tie, monogrammed blazer with a monogrammed handkerchief always in the breast pocket. Dwight

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Yan
  • This Earth of Mankind

    This Earth of Mankind

    The relationship between mother and daughter can be so similar that at some times it is very hard to see the difference between their two lives. Nyai Ontosoroh and her daughter Annalies, show in great detail how this can be so true, yet at the same time so in accurate. By looking at the lives of these two individuals, the line between similarity and difference can be so fine at some points, while so extremely

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Jessica
  • This Fad's Gotten out of Control

    This Fad's Gotten out of Control

    In America, 10,250 people died from skin cancer this past year, according to the American Cancer Society. Skin cancer, the most common of all cancers, accounts for nearly all cancers in the United States. Over one million cases are diagnosed in this country each year (Johnnie). The reason for all of this? UV exposure. America’s value of life is very high, yet many people die just because they are not wise enough to keep out

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • This I Believe

    This I Believe

    This I believe that happiness is really simple. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the loveliest lady in the land?" The reply was always; "You are, your Majesty," That’s what the Queen always ask the mirror and always hope a reply like that even though that mirror is lying or she’s not beautiful anymore. Happiness might be the belief. That’s the story of the queen, let see another character in fairy tales, the little

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Vika
  • This Is only a Test

    This Is only a Test

    The human race has gone through many trials to get where we are today. We have faced the elements, nature, and each other. The reason we do battle with such forces is to gain the things we need for survival and things we want to make life easier for us. There are few better places to look for examples of such reasons than fairy tales. They show base human desires while explaining them in

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • This Morning, This Evening, So Soon

    This Morning, This Evening, So Soon

    On the eve of the narrator and his family's departure for the United States after twelve years of residence in Paris, the narrator is being chided by his wife and visiting sister about his nightmares. He is worried about his return to the racist United States after such a long absence and what effect it will have on his multiracial family and his career. “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon,” concerns a black American expatriate

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • This Phenomenon Called Love

    This Phenomenon Called Love

    The Phenomenon Called Love What is love? Love is a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness (Dictionary). But there are different types of love, and attitudes associated with it and commitment. Using William Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this document will illustrate demonstrations with the intention of proving the aspects of love and how

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Bred
  • This Really Sucks

    This Really Sucks

    C.G.Jung's comment, "The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when the conscious reason is blind and impotent", is indicative to Margaret Atwood's book The Edible Woman. We see how the unconscious affects a woman mind unknowingly. The mind and body have an inter connection. They work with each other even though the conscious mind may not know it. Atwood's main character, Marian McAlpin, was ordinary. After she graduated college she started her simplistic job.

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • This Really Sucks

    This Really Sucks

    C.G.Jung's comment, "The unconscious mind of man sees correctly even when the conscious reason is blind and impotent", is indicative to Margaret Atwood's book The Edible Woman. We see how the unconscious affects a woman mind unknowingly. The mind and body have an inter connection. They work with each other even though the conscious mind may not know it. Atwood's main character, Marian McAlpin, was ordinary. After she graduated college she started her simplistic

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Jack
  • This Side of Paradise

    This Side of Paradise

    I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book to other people. There was one main character throughout this novel. The main characters name was Amory Blaine. Amory Blaine was a very attractive man who was truly in love with himself. Blaine fell in love with several women throughout the book. He truly falls in love with a woman named Rosalind who eventually ends up

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Janna
  • Thistles" and "tall Nettles

    Thistles" and "tall Nettles

    The poems “Tall Nettles” by Edward Thomas and “Thistles” by Ted Hughes contain similar yet different themes. Both of them contain not one but many themes of their own. “The Tall Nettles” contains a theme of abandonment, a theme of nature fighting back against man, and man-made objects, as well as the theme of “inner beauty” i.e., beauty that is not obvious to the eye. The poet is showing that the plant is fierce, yet

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Vika
  • Thomas Edison: An Inventor and a Businessman

    Thomas Edison: An Inventor and a Businessman

    Thomas Edison: An inventor and a businessman Thomas Alva Edison was an inventor and a businessman. He had created many devices that influenced the world at that time. Edison was among the first to apply principles of mass production to the process of invention. ("Thomas Edison". Wikipedia.com 1). A lot of inventions were original, and some inventions were improvements of earlier inventions. He was known for being very creative, never giving up, and being extremely

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Yan
  • Thomas Gray’s Elegy

    Thomas Gray’s Elegy

    Throughout the eighteenth century several talented poets arose during the era, Thomas Gray among them. Thomas Gray was a scholar of Greek and history, which he demonstrated at Cambridge University. Amid the numerous masterpieces of literature written during the eighteenth century, Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is one of the most appealing and most perfect poems of its time. Gray’s Elegy contrasts the simplicity and virtue of the past with the vain and

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Thomas Hardy’s "a Trampwoman’s Tragedy" and Lord Byron’s "when We Two Parted"

    Thomas Hardy’s "a Trampwoman’s Tragedy" and Lord Byron’s "when We Two Parted"

    Lord Byron's "When we two parted" and Thomas Hardy's "A Trampwoman's Tragedy" have in common a lover's regret for love lost. However, the main narrators in these poems are very different and the circumstances in their poems show a lot about the difference that social class and gender make in the love lives seen in "When we two parted" and "A Trampwoman's Tragedy". Looking at the tone, narrator gender, and setting of these poems the

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan

    This quote from Thomas Hobbes ‘Leviathan,’ summarizes his opinion of the natural condition of mankind as concerning their felicity and misery. He basically suggests a natural impulse for war embedded in the souls of men who do not have a ruler, or a king. They are without bounds, and without limits. It is a state of anarchy that he envisages. He believes that ‘Nature hath made men so equal’ that ‘one man can claim to

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: July
  • Thomas Jefferson: Contributions to Literature and Other Fields

    Thomas Jefferson: Contributions to Literature and Other Fields

    Thomas Jefferson is commonly most notable for his contributions to American political history. He was President of the United States, the first secretary of state to George Washington, minister to France with Benjamin Franklin, governor of Virginia, and congressman. (725) Jefferson’s literary works strongly reflect the focus, love, and ambition that he had for this country. Aside from the aspirations for the United States, he also very much appreciated it’s then un-tainted beauty, as he

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Tasha
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