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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Truth and Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Truth and Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Truth and Tom Sawyer “The road to truth is long, and lined the whole way with annoying bastards.” Alexander Jablokov The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, has many themes; one theme is the importance of truth in society. A Society is inevitable. It will always be there as a pleasure and a burden. Society expects, or perhaps demands, certain behavior from the individual. If one wishes to

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

    “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain This book is one of the best books I have ever read and I would recommend this book to others. It is funny in the beginning because Tom is always getting in trouble and causing mischief. For example Aunt Polly is looking for him at the beginning of ths story when he steals her jam. Also it is interesting that his brother Sid always tells on him

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Advertising Culture Is Having a Devastating

    The Advertising Culture Is Having a Devastating

    The advertising culture is having a devastating effect on our agendas of becoming the media's ideal of perfection, and behind all of this self-sacrifice the media and corporations are the ones succeeding, not us. In Culture Jam, by Kale Lasn, the founder of Adbusters magazine, he attempts to show the reader what our mass media has been doing subliminally. When the average American thinks of consumerism, we believe it is the promotion of the consumer's

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Aeneid

    The Aeneid

    On the Mediterranean Sea, Aeneas and his fellow Trojans flee from their home city of Troy, which has been destroyed by the Greeks. They sail for Italy, where Aeneas is destined to found Rome. As they near their destination, a fierce storm throws them off course and lands them in Carthage. Dido, Carthage’s founder and queen, welcomes them. Aeneas relates to Dido the long and painfuAeneas tells of the sack of Troy that ended the

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    he Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, contains many flat, static characters representing Old New York society. At the apex of that society is Mr. and Mrs. Henry van der Luyden. As the narrator describes, their appearances are rare, but yet these few appearances provide more than enough information for the reader to "know" the characters. This information comes from several sources. The first is the narrator, when most of Old New York society is

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Age of Jackson

    The Age of Jackson

    The Age of Jackson by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. is a book that is best described as a history of ideas, and particularly of the idea of democracy as it expanded in the 1830s and 1840s, embracing universal suffrage and economic as well as political egalitarianism. The book very much reflects the time in which it was written and the debates which it was part of, and, like much history of the period, seeks to refocus

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist The book I read is called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist is about a boy from Spain, whose name is Santiago and is a shepherd. The book tells how he gets around countries, and how he deals with his problems and how he solves them. It shows how he follows his dreams, and who helps him along the way. Santiago leaves his family to become a shepherd, before leaving his dad

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    A Draft of the Term Paper Of Destiny, Dreams and Life Journeys Submitted by: Raian B. Razal IV- Narra I. INTRODUCTION At a certain point of our lives we may realize: “What is the purpose of our life?” Then, we remember our dreams in our life, our aspirations, and the things we have wanted to be. However, it would be very late to change the course of our lives we have tracked down. We may

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    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Ambivalence of Chivalric Ideals

    The Ambivalence of Chivalric Ideals

    The Ambivalence of Chivalric Ideals in Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. After reading the poem I was very much captivated by the story of heroic journey. The fact that such fascinating narration could be produced more than 600 years ago was very surprising to me. The diversity in the literature is also amazing. Set in the time of King Arthur, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is a fantasy story of Sir Gawain who

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Jon
  • The American Dream

    The American Dream

    The America Dream is defined in general as a dream of a land that is better richer for everyone based on accomplishment and opportunity. This dream is usually sought after by people who have been deprived of their social and human values. People who have not been able to achieve this dream based on restrictions of their situations that plague their lives. These situations can be different for everyone, race, sex, handicap, etc. My question

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The American Dream

    The American Dream

    The American Dream in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men In the novel, "Of Mice and Men", Steinbeck questions the existence of the American Dream. "Of Mice and Men" is set in the Salinas Valley of California in the United States of America during the time of the Depression. During the Depression, businesses and banks closed and money was worthless. Many people became unemployed and suffered poverty; they were hungry with the lack of food,

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Edward
  • The American Dream

    The American Dream

    John Thiel Mrs. Oliver English III Period 7 March 6, 2006 “The American Dream” Jay Gatsby, the main character in the Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is many things but he is mostly one thing; he is the American dream. The American Dream is defined as “the faith held by many in the United States of America that through hard work, courage, and determination one can achieve financial prosperity” (American). Gatsby believes that if

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: July
  • The American Dream - Death of Salesman

    The American Dream - Death of Salesman

    There is something magical and sometimes overpowering to the majority of mankind: It is the thing that allows people to live in mansion's with helipad's as well as underground society forced to live in the many tunnels and passageways under New York City and to beg for their meals. Although this is definitely the extreme that I have described. It is sometimes indescribably cruel and other times very gracious. This thing that I write about

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The American Dream in American Literature

    The American Dream in American Literature

    The American Dream in American Literature Working hard is the key to success. This struggle for success is most commonly called the “American Dream.” The aspect of the American Dream has been around forever and is often the underlying theme in many pieces of American literature. The theme of the American is especially presented in Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Two Kinds writer by Amy

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The American Dream in Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby

    The American Dream in Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby

    The American Dream in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby The 1920’s were a time of parties, drinking and having nothing but fun. Many aspired to be rich and prosperous and longed to be a part of the upper class. Although this was the dream for many Americans of this time, it seemed almost impossible to become a part of this social class unless born into it. Even those who worked hard to become successful and support

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The American Dream Is Dead

    The American Dream Is Dead

    The American Dream is dead. This is the main theme in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In the novel Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the high class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway. It is through the narrator's dealings with high society that readers are shown how modern values have transformed the American Dream's pure ideals into a scheme for

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: July
  • The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The 1920s were a decade of rebirth characterised by the founding of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. The defining writer of the 1920s was F. Scott Fitzgerald whose most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, has become required reading for present-day high school students. We study Fitzgerald's novel for the same reason we study Shakespeare. The literature composed by both authors contains themes and morals that

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Janna
  • The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The American Dream, and All Its Splendor (great Gatsby)

    The 1920s were a decade of rebirth characterised by the founding of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. The defining writer of the 1920s was F. Scott Fitzgerald whose most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, has become required reading for present-day high school students. We study Fitzgerald's novel for the same reason we study Shakespeare. The literature composed by both authors contains themes and morals that

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Yan
  • The American Nightmare - a Great Gatsby Synthesis

    The American Nightmare - a Great Gatsby Synthesis

    2 June 2017 The American Nightmare “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, as defined by this nation so artfully within the Declaration of Independence, is the source of man’s ambition in America. However, this ideal is challenged by Scott F. Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, expanded on by John A. Pidgeon’s article about the novel, and put into present context through an editorial by Sarah Churchwell. Through these texts, the reader observes Fitzgerald’s argument

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    Submitted: July 22, 2017 By: William Zhou
  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution

    The American Revolution The colonists in America had enjoyed relative freedom from England since they arrived. They came to the New World, after all to escape England, for whatever reasons they may have had-religious, economic, or social. So when England decided in the eighteenth century that they were going to crack down on the colonies, the announcement was not met with open arms. In fact, rebellion was inevitable. Parliament tried to establish power in the

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The American Savior

    The American Savior

    The American Savior GRAHAM This story takes place in America at about 222B.C. It is about two friends who are torn apart by a young, and beautiful girl whose name is Kigan. Samuel, but was also known as Sam because all of his friends called him Sam for short. Sam was born in Thorton to Solomon and his wife but No one knows her name because Solomon was said to be With more than one

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: July
  • The Andromeda Strain

    The Andromeda Strain

    The book I read "The Andromeda Strain was written by the author Michael Chrichton. It is approximately 286 pages long. This book should be categorized as a science fiction book. 2.) The book, The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Chrichton starts out with two men going to investigate a satellite that crashed in Piedmont, Arizona. This satellite was sent out to collect alien organisms or bacteria. When the two men drove into town to collect the

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Top
  • The Andromeda Strain

    The Andromeda Strain

    In the book, The Andromeda Strain there is a problem that faces mankind. This problem is a strange virus that comes to Earth from an unmanned satellite, which was in space. This satellite crashes into a small town in Arizona, which has a population of 38 people. When this satellite crashes into the Earth, it kills everyone, except for an old man and a two-month old baby. There are two scientists who have the job

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Animal Fable

    The Animal Fable

    Geoffrey the Raffe was a short stubby little creature, who was always mean to people around him. He never said please or thank you, and found joy in picking on the younger raffes. Geoffrey was also a greedy raffe. In the meadow where all the raffes went to graze, there were only patches of the sweet green grass that raffes liked to eat. When the younger animals would go together to graze, Geoffrey would run

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Anti-Feminism in Rip Van Winkle

    The Anti-Feminism in Rip Van Winkle

    The Anti-feminism in Rip Van Winkle In the story Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, the hero experiences an amazing “night” which actually lasted twenty years! All that others have experienced and suffered to Rip is just like a dream. He escapes the Revolutionary War and many changes during the turbulent time, but loses his identity after his return. It’s really difficult to say if Rip is fortunate or unfortunate to have this dream. It

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

    A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Essay

    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Essay

    In the book The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, Duddy Kravitz is the apprentice to life in order to find out the truth about himself. Different characters come in and out of Duddy's life and act as masters towards him. These people all have specific lessons to teach him, and it's up to him to either act upon what he's learned or ignore it. Duddy Kravitz is a young man whom we can

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Art of Keeping Cool

    The Art of Keeping Cool

    The Art of keeping cool This story took place in 1942 during World War II; the war in Europe was threatening to come over to the United States. There were rumors flying about German submarines being spotted just off the coast and traitors being discovered only a few towns away. Therefore, if you were friends with a German, it would be a problem. The main characters are Robert and his cousin Elliot, there’s Robert’s mom,

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    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Top
  • The Art of Making Dances

    The Art of Making Dances

    The Art of Making Dances In Doris Humphrey, “The Art of Making Dances”, she elaborates on her thoughts of movement in dance. She first explains how dance has expanded over time. She expresses her feelings on the kinds of individuals that should be granted the opportunity to be choreographers. She feels that choreographers need to know their body, have and opened mind, observant, sensitive. They need to consume traits of inspiring nature, imaginative, dramatic ability,

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Art of Rebellion

    The Art of Rebellion

    My topic is a book by Gyцrgy Moldova, who is a well-known writer of our country. The title of the book is The Diary. The diary of Ernesto Che Guevara that is known as the Bolivian diary around the world. It is about Guevara and his group of guerrillas fighting and failing in Bolivia. In the book the main character writes down his thoughts of freedom, his military movements, and he writes about himself, of

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Jessica
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