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  • "call of the Wild" Book Review

    "call of the Wild" Book Review

    “Call of the Wild” Book Review By: Sheldon Shepard What if you were torn away from your home, your life, your family, and everything that was ever familiar to you, and got thrown into harsh, life threatening situations? Would you adapt in order to live and survive or would you be totally enveloped in the chaos and just give up, and become a name unmentioned? In Jack London’s book “Call of the Wild”, we are

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    Essay Length: 882 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Janna
  • "essie Mae" Struggles of a Black Woman from Mississippi

    "essie Mae" Struggles of a Black Woman from Mississippi

    “Essie Mae” Struggles of a Black Woman from Mississippi In the young life of Essie Mae, she had a rough childhood. She went through beatings from her cousin, George Lee, and was blamed for burning down her house. Finally Essie Mae got the nerve to stand up for herself and her baby sister, Adline as her parents were coming in from their work. Her dad put a stop to the mistreatment by having her

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    Essay Length: 1,356 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Kevin
  • "from Poppa" - Book Walk

    "from Poppa" - Book Walk

    Picture Walk from Poppa written by Anne Carter Illustrated by Kasia Charko Reviewing Students: Alexander , Age 9, Grade 4 Spencer , Age 7, Grade 1 Emily and Lauren Keats, Age 4, Junior Kindergarten Notes: Because of their age I treated Emily and Lauren as if they were one student. They are fraternal twin sisters. 1st Student, Alexander Cover Q: Tell me what you think this story is about by looking at the cover?

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Stenly
  • "landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates

    "landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates

    An Ethical Origin Writers have always drawn inspiration from real events for their stories. Joyce Carol Oates is now being criticized as unethical for just that. The critics claim that it was not ethical for Oates to use the events that befell John Fiocco Jr. in her story “Landfill”, and also for including many similarities between Fiocco and her main character Hector Campos Jr.. Though there are some similarities between the two, the differences were

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • "of Mice and Men" Book Report

    "of Mice and Men" Book Report

    “Of Mice and Men” was written by John Steinbeck and is a fictional book. “Of Mice and Men” is a book, set on the Californian Grain Farms in the 1930’s, about two life long friends named George and Lennie. The book generally is about all of the migrant workers, all with their own dreams. The main characters George and Lennie go from farm to farm, trying to work up a stake and save enough to

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: July
  • "sweat" by Zora Neal Hurston

    "sweat" by Zora Neal Hurston

    At the time when African Americans writers were struggling, Zora Neale Hurston was realized by her fresh and utterly distinctive language of text. Her style was not so much invented, but it is cleverly brewed together with the poetry of black folk speech. “Sweat”, one of the most enduring of Hurston’s work, explored many levels of martial conflicts and female exploitation. This story is around Delia, a symbol of Southern black woman in the early

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Victor
  • "the Sabbath" Book Report

    "the Sabbath" Book Report

    Book Review “The Sabbath” By Abraham Joshua Heschel Published by HarperCollinsCanadaLtd Copyright 1951 Kylon Gienger 2/25/08 “The Sabbath” is a detailed coverage of the nature of the Seventh Day. The main idea presented in this book is that the Sabbath is a celebration of time, not space. The concept is that God set aside one day out of the week for us to separate ourselves from space; this world, and just consecrate and enjoy the

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    Essay Length: 835 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: regina
  • "the Stone Angel" Essay

    "the Stone Angel" Essay

    The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence’s story of The Stone Angel is about the life Hagar Currie an emotionless, stubborn and proud woman. Margaret Laurence uses this stone angel, originally bought by Hagar’s father, to embody the qualities of Hagar. These virtues are often identical to those one assumes are possessed by the stone angel and are paralleled many times by Laurence. Throughout the novel, Hagar relives her life through her memories. Over the course of

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    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • 1/3 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Synthesis

    1/3 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Synthesis

    Human cruelty Human cruelty was constantly present during the antebellum period. It is a vital part of America’s culture and it must be reiterated to new generations. In the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe recaps human cruelty through portraying the alteration in Mr. Shelby, affects the readers’ emotions by displaying views from various characters and demonstrates continuous separation of families during the antebellum period. Mr. Shelby’s dynamic character is constantly modified in the

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    Essay Length: 916 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    In the movie, the characters that resemble those of the play, The Taming of the Shrew, have many similarities and many differences from the characters in the play. Also, the setting of the movie is very different from that of the play. The two characters I chose from the movie were Cameron and Joey Donnor. The character of Cameron from “10 Things I Hate About You” resembles the character Lucentio from the play. I believe

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Twelve Angry Men Sometimes in life your professions reflect on your personalities. Twelve Angry Men is an example of where this occurs. Twelve men are brought together in a room to decide whether a boy is guilty of killing his father. Whether they brought good or bad qualities from their profession, they all affected the outcome. The leadership skills of Courtney Vance, the compassion of Dorian Harwood, and the opinionated Tony Danza affected the actions

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Fonta
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Twelve Angry Men is a wonderful film that dramatizes the "imperfections" inherent in the American jury system. Simultaneously, it delivers the powerful message that because we are human beings and not machines, it is in the nature of things that justice demands such a system. At the outset, eleven jurors vote in favor of convicting the accused without even discussing a single shred of the evidence presented at trial. Only one brave juror refuses to

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: David
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Sometimes in life your professions reflect on your personalities. Twelve Angry Men is an example of where this occurs. Twelve men are brought together in a room to decide whether a boy is guilty of killing his father. Whether they brought good or bad qualities from their profession, they all affected the outcome. Foreman- is a high school football coach; his position in the jury room is a foreman. On the football field, acts as

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Andrew
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men This essay will compare & contrast the protagonist/antagonist's relationship with each other and the other jurors in the play and in the movie versions of Reginald Rose's 12 Angry Men. There aren't any changes made to the key part of the story but yet the minor changes made in making the movie adaptation produce a different picture than what one imagines when reading the drama in the form of a play. First

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Wendy
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    The case goes about a nineteen-year-old boy who is suspect to have murdered his father and his fate now lies in the hands of 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears, and personal demons. By the question if he is guilty or not guilty, the results are: 11 guilty, and 1 not guilty, but it has to be an unanimous decision. One of the jurors, nr 8, begins opening

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men: Juror #8 is the Most Important Juror Juror #8 was the most important juror in the play Twelve Angry Men for a number of reasons. The first reason is that when all the other jurors voted guilty without even thinking about their decisions, Juror #8 suggested that they talk about it before jumping to conclusions. Even when some of the other jurors got mad and started yelling at him, he stayed calm

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Juror #8 is the Most Important Juror Juror #8 was the most important juror in the play Twelve Angry Men for a number of reasons. The first reason is that when all the other jurors voted guilty without even thinking about their decisions, Juror #8 suggested that they talk about it before jumping to conclusions. Even when some of the other jurors got mad and started yelling at him, he stayed calm and tried to

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: regina
  • 13 Fatal Errors Managers Make

    13 Fatal Errors Managers Make

    Overcoming and Surviving a Mistake As an athletic administrator we try to be efficient and not make mistakes. By doing so this will cut down the time we spend on an average day in the office. Since athletics is the most visible part of any school, there is really nowhere to hide when a mistake is made. The only thing that can be done when a mistake is encountered, is to evaluate the problem and

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    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Jon
  • 153rd Night

    153rd Night

    In the town of Baghdad a tailor worked in a rented shop that was located across from a very rich man who had a mill below his house. One day, the tailor was looking out the window and saw a beautiful woman. All day he was thinking of her as his heart showed love. The next day he sat in the same spot to look for this beautiful woman. After awhile she came, but

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    Essay Length: 252 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Tommy
  • 1984

    1984

    Length: 4-6 pages, typed, double-spaced, 10 or 12 pt. font, with one-inch margins. Required sources: None (except the ones you're writing about, of course). The idea here is to use your own abilities to interpret a work of fiction, a movie or a poem, in this case, one of the works we have read in the first part of the course: the novel 1984.. You may use supportive sources if you wish, but they are

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    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • 1984

    1984

    George Orwell. 1984 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ George Orwell [Eric Blair]: "1984" Published: 1949 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ * Chapter One * It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him. The hallway smelt of

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Max
  • 1984

    1984

    The book 1984 tells a story of a world that is undergoing a totalitarian rule, whereby the freedom of human beings is removed and there is injustice present to all by the loss of privacy. It is a world where information can be changed and influenced in order to favour the Great Powers, I believe that this world of 1984 is possible for its looming signs are present worldwide. I believe that the chances of

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    Essay Length: 1,101 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Yan
  • 1984

    1984

    George Orwell wrote the book 1984 with a specific purpose: to warn readers of the dangers of a totalitarian government. The tone, symbolism, and diction in the book contribute to Orwell’s purpose. Symbols are used in 1984 to show how things in everyday life are connected to the control of the Party. The symbol of “Big Brother” is one of oppression. It is everywhere. Even in Winston’s apartment complex, there is a huge poster of

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Monika
  • 1984

    1984

    In Fahrenheit 451 people were faced with the issue of having to be suppressed in thought and in mind. For many, they did not question these ideals, but rather went along passively. Although there were some that questioned the lack of their own natural human thought. Some had a need to think and feel. These people were known In Fahrenheit 451 as the book rebels, the people that thrived to think. They committed their

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Andrew
  • 1984

    1984

    George Orwell published 1984 in 1949, the same year that the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. The arms race that followed the Soviets' development of nuclear weaponry quickly escalated into the Cold War, which raged for the next four decades as the enormous ideological gulf separating capitalism and democracy from totalitarianism and Communism led to mutual hatred between the United States and the Soviet Union, the world's most powerful nations. During the long

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    Essay Length: 433 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Fonta
  • 1984

    1984

    Five teenagers who do not know each other spend a Saturday at a school library in the suburbs. They all come from different stereotypes also different kinds of parenting. At first they fight and yell at each other. But after smoking some marijuana they learn that their really not that different from each other. They have more in common then what they thought. Brian the brain of the group is a lonely student who feels

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    Essay Length: 333 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Stenly
  • 1984

    1984

    The novel 1984 opens with Winston Smith, a lowly-ranked member of the ruling Party of London. This Party, led by the mysterious figure known only as Big Brother, commands a powerful empire called Oceania. In addition to controlling a vast majority of the land on Earth, the Party oppresses everyone who lives in Oceania. In this futuristic world, even thoughts that are rebellious against the Party are punishable by death. Open disagreement with the party,

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    Essay Length: 267 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 1984

    1984

    In George OrwellпїЅs 1984, a light is shining on the concept of a negative utopia, or пїЅdystopiaпїЅ caused by totalitarianism. Totalitarianism is, пїЅa form of government in which political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of lifeпїЅпїЅ and any opposing political and/or cultural expressions are suppressed. Having lived in a time of totalitarianism regime, Orwell had a firsthand account of its horrific lengths and negative affects. Within 1984, Orwell derives aspects of

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    Essay Length: 294 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Jon
  • 1984

    1984

    Winston Smith is an insignificant member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, he is watched through telescreens, and everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything, even the people's history and language: The Party is currently forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to

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    Essay Length: 519 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Vika
  • 1984

    1984

    The Orwell’s perception of an ideal government is pretty much the same as Montesqueue describes in “Persian letters”. They both seem to think that the best government would be one in which power was balanced among three groups of officials. As opposed to totalitarian regime of the Party, Montesque’s ideal government would be the government elected by people and not a product of a despotic ruler’s ideas. He, as well as the Orwell believed

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    Essay Length: 2,269 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Top

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