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  • Al Capone John Tozer

    Al Capone John Tozer

    Al Capone John Tozer The purpose of this short biography on Al Capone is that it relates greatly to the novel “The great Gatsby” because Al Capone is similar to Gatsby in many ways. The fact that both Gatsby and Al both resorted to crime to achieve their prosperity is greatly reminiscent of a growing materialness and desperateness in that age. Al Capone is a great representation of an individual who wanted to live the

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Max
  • Alania's Travels

    Alania's Travels

    A long time ago not long after Prometheus created man, a young girl by the name of Alania appeared. Her silky brown hair swept over her beautiful blue eyes. Her eyes were a reflection of the sea. She was different; and everyone knew so but her. She was never accepted by society, and she never quite understood why. She longed to be accepted by her community. She did not understand why she was not accepted

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    Submitted: May 14, 2017 By: courtyard2003
  • Alanna the First Adventure: Book by Tamora Pierce

    Alanna the First Adventure: Book by Tamora Pierce

    Alanna of Trebond wanted to be a knight of the realm of Tortall, in a time when girls were forbidden to be warriors. She was a very determined person; she had a goal and was very intent on pursuing it. She was strong-willed and had tendencies to have a temper, like her name sake The Lioness. She loved to go on adventures and was very stubborn; if she set her mind to it she would

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Bred
  • Alas Babylon Essay

    Alas Babylon Essay

    Money plays an important role in all areas of society. It labels our success, our living conditions, and even our friends. This is no different in the small town of Fort Repose. Imagine if all people had been working for all of their lives suddenly became irrelevant. There was no longer any established system of currency nor was there a need for white collar jobs. Before the “Day”, Fort Repose was a typical U.S. town,

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Artur
  • Alas Babylon: Whats in a Name?

    Alas Babylon: Whats in a Name?

    Alas, Babylon: Whats In A Name? Alas Babylon is a story written about a nuclear attack and how people try to survive. There are many drastic measures in which they use in order to stay alive. The title of the book comes from the bible. Alas, Babylon which is kind of like a warning, used in the apostle of John. The nuclear explosion nearly turned the world around over anger. But toward the end everything

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Top
  • Albert Camus’ the Guest

    Albert Camus’ the Guest

    Comments on “The Guest” Albert Camus’ The Guest is about a schoolteacher named Daru that lives by himself in a schoolhouse out on a plateau somewhere in France. Daru is given the responsibility of transporting an Arab prisoner to a nearby city to face judgment. Daru was to have none of it. He wanted to lead his simple, uninterrupted life and be left out of the war that was evidently looming. Unfortunately for Daru, this

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Anna
  • Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley brings a futuristic novel, riddled with human follies and satire. Huxley wrote during the progressive and post-depression periods, which is reflected by the issues in which he satirizes. Brave New World is a futuristic novel that explores the hypothetical advancements of technology and effects or improvements on society. The novel sets a social system similar to that of medieval England in which people are “born” into castes. This sets the stage for the

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: July
  • Aldous Huxley and the Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley and the Brave New World

    Within any novel, there are always elements taken directly from the author’s life and experiences. Their thoughts and opinions will also be imparted to the novel, delivering a direct message to the reader and perhaps arguing their opinions, to persuade the audience. These influences on and from his environment are apparent in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In the 1930’s, the time the book was written, many world-scale events were taking place, and society was

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander The Great Michael Wood Alexander The Great by Michael Wood discusses the youth and life of the Greek Ruler Alexander. Born in 356 B.C.E. to Philip II and Olympias , at Pella, Macedonia, Alexander grew to be one of the biggest rulers in Ancient Greek History. The book follows every battle and event that happened in Alexander’s short but fully packed life. It contains information on every battle; who was in it, what weapons

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Alfred J. Prufrock

    Alfred J. Prufrock

    In my opinion, the Poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot is about a man who can not get up the nerve to ask a woman out on a date. He just keeps coming up with different reasons not to do it. J. Alfred Prufrock enters a restaurant or coffee shop before work each day where he sees the woman with whom he is in love with. She is either a

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    Submitted: June 10, 2010 By: Yan
  • Alias Grace: Innocent or Guilty?

    Alias Grace: Innocent or Guilty?

    Innocent or Guilty? Grace Marks, the main character in Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, is undoubtedly guilty. The evidence against her is way too much to consider innocence. Feeling sympathy towards Grace seems easy, especially since she tries to make it out to seem that she is the victim, but when looking at the facts only, it is obvious that the evidence all points against her. She has motives, Grace has left evidence, and her

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland by Charles L Dodgeson (Lewis Carrol) is a classic masterpiece and example of great literature. Many people know of this book as merely a child’s tale or a Disney movie. As both were adopted from the book, many of the ideas were not. I have my own feelings and opinions of this book. Remarkable use of words and an originally creative theme and plot structure are both used in

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Vika
  • Alice in Wonderland Essay

    Alice in Wonderland Essay

    1. How would you characterize Alice? Based on the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, Alice, the heroine of the story is a curious, imaginative, strong- willed, and honest young English girl. Her adventures begin when she falls asleep by the side of a stream in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down his hole. Her curiosity has made her ventured the world she never been before, entered each doors

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Victor
  • Alice Munro's Boys and Girls

    Alice Munro's Boys and Girls

    “Only a girl” In Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” she tells a story about a young girl’s resistance to womanhood in a society infested with gender roles and stereotypes. The story takes place in the 1940s on a fox farm outside of Jubilee, Ontario, Canada. During this time, women were viewed as second class citizens, but the narrator was not going to accept this position without a fight. Munro’s invention of an unnamed character symbolized

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker

    On February 9, 1944, Willie Lee and Minnie Tallulah (Lou) Grant Walker gave birth to their precious daughter Alice Malsenior Walker. Who later became one of the most talented African American women in America through her short stories, poems and novels. Chris Danielle, the author of Living by Grace: The Life and Times of Alice Walker has covered some interesting points on Alice. Chris Danielle may not have any relation to Alice Walker, but has

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Top
  • Alice Walker's Everyday Use

    Alice Walker's Everyday Use

    In Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," two homemade quilts are used to portray a conflict between a mother and daughter over family heritage. The nature of the conflict stems from two very different attitudes on what one should do with their heritage. From Dee's (Wangero's) perspective, her heritage can best be served by preserving the quilts and putting them on display. In contrast, Mama and Maggie honor their heritage by putting it to "Everyday Use." Before

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Alice Walker, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Alice Walker, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women.

    Alice Walker, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993, 373pp. Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is a practice that involves the removal of part or all of the female external genitalia. It occurs throughout the world, but most commonly in Africa where they say that it is a tradition and social custom to keep a young girl pure and a married woman faithful.

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Jack
  • Alice Walker’s the Color Purple

    Alice Walker’s the Color Purple

    In Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, the format of Celie’s narratives show great similarities with the slave narratives that were collected in the 1930’s. Celie shows resmeblances in the way the slaves talked about their situation. They were very timid about raising their voices. Celie, as many slaves were, did not express their true emotions because of the fear that they would be punished severely. Celie is a poor, Southern black girl. Celie is one

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Max
  • Alice's Adventures in Darwinism and the Realm of Child Versus Adult

    Alice's Adventures in Darwinism and the Realm of Child Versus Adult

    Alice in Wonderland, the most famous work of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, is the enduring tale of one girl’s journey into a world of whimsy and imagination. The story was written for the enjoyment of all children, as Carroll had a strong love and attachment to them, especially little girls. It was however, written more specifically for a dear, close child-friend of his by the name of Alice Liddell, who

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • Alice’s Suicide: Her only Way to Freedom

    Alice’s Suicide: Her only Way to Freedom

    Alice’s Suicide: Her Only Way to Freedom The Book Kindred, written by Octavia E. Butler, is full of scenes where power, submission and pain are seen throughout its pages. The scene that by far shocked me the most was when Dana discovered that Alice had committed suicide. The whole situation is an act of desperation where a woman has lost the inspiration of her life with nothing to live for. The scene started when Dana

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Alienation and It’s Relevance to Catcher in the Rye and the Grapes of Wrath

    Alienation and It’s Relevance to Catcher in the Rye and the Grapes of Wrath

    The theme of alienation is relevant in both “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Alienation in "desiree’s Baby"

    Alienation in "desiree’s Baby"

    Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” is a timeless portrayal of one woman’s startling descent into hysteria and the societal pressures that bring on rapid and uninhibited panic. Desiree unknowingly becomes the victim of her husband’s hierarchical cover-up- he puts the blame for the child’s condemned skin color on Desiree when he is in fact of black descent. This forceful allegation, compounded with other accusations of not being white that presumably take place outside of the home,

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Alienation in the Grapes of Wrath

    Alienation in the Grapes of Wrath

    An effective way writers demonstrate the moral values of a society is by not telling the story from one in the society, but from the point of view of a person alienated from it. This method reveals small things that one in the society would not notice and provides different insights only one from outside the society can notice. Such is the case in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Tom Joad’s alienation from

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Jon
  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller

    All My Sons by Arthur Miller

    All My Sons was written by Arthur Miller (1915-2005). He wrote this play after the failure of his first play The Man Who Had All the Luck. It was a failure on Broadway because it had only lasted four performances. As a final attempt of writing a successful play, Miller had wrote All My Sons. If this play wasn’t successful, he was going to find some other line of work to do. Miller’s mother-in-law had

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Jessica
  • All My Sons Play Review

    All My Sons Play Review

    WE FEEL LIKE A KELLER; “ALL MY SONS” A PROFOUNDING PLAY Every once in a while, a rare few of play productions manages to pierce through the emotional profundity of a script and capture the heart of its audience. Through Miller’s meticulously scripted main characters who perfectly portray the emotional complexity of the play, audiences are glued to their seats, eagerly anticipating every twist and turn that unfolds. With hints of influence from Ibsen and

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    Submitted: December 22, 2017 By: trailmix
  • All of the President’s Men

    All of the President’s Men

    “All of the President’s Men,” begins on June 17 1972 when five burglars break into the Democratic National Headquarters, which was located at the Watergate Hotel. Most of the Newspapers disregarded the story as just another break in, but two reporters for the Washington post stuck with the story till the end. Carl Bernstien and Bob Woodward realized that this break in was somehow involved in the upcoming election but they did not know how.

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Anna
  • All over but the Shoutin

    All over but the Shoutin

    All Over but the Shoutin’ All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg is an autobiography that starts from Mr. Bragg's impoverished childhood in a family that included an abusive, alcoholic father, an incredibly powerful angel of a mother and his two brothers, and follows him through his Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistic career at the New York Times. The author states at the beginning of the book that readers will laugh and cry reading it. He

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Max
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front Literary Analysis The U.S. casualties in the “Iraqi Freedom” conquest totals so far at about Sixteen Thousand military soldiers. During WWI Germany suffered over seven million. All Quiet on the Western Front is a historical novel written by Erich Maria Remarque. The novel focuses on a young German soldier and the predicaments he encounters in during his life on the front. The novel displays a powerful image to all

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    The novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Erich Maria Remarque, tells a story of a young German soldier by the name of Paul Baumer, during the First World War. The novel told of the bloody battles, and the struggle for survival. The story begins during the war on the front, the majority of the novel the story is bases here, with exceptions of flashbacks, and the time he was drafted. During the story Paul

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: July
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front is narrated by Paul Baumer. He is a young man of nineteen who fights in the German army on the French front in World War I. Unlike most during that time period, Paul and several of his friends and classmates from school joined the army voluntarily. They joined after listening to nationalistic speeches told to them by their schoolmaster, Kantorek But after experiencing ten weeks of atrocious basic

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    Essay Length: 1,849 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Fonta
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