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  • The Art of Survival

    The Art of Survival

    For most people, survival is just a matter of putting food on the table, making sure that the house payment is in on time, and remembering to put on that big winter coat. Prisoners in the holocaust did not have to worry about such things. Their food, cloths, and shelter were all provided for them. Unfortunately, there was never enough food, never sufficient shelter, and the cloths were never good enough. The methods of survival

    Essay Length: 1,057 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Max
  • The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The second book I read for my internship was The Art of War by Sun Tzu. The Art of War was written in early China as a guide for military strategy of the day. This text has stood the test of time and was used for centuries afterward as a guide for generals in warfare. In modern times the book has taken on a new role as its old lessons on military strategy and warfare

    Essay Length: 870 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and The Paradox of Progress

    The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and The Paradox of Progress

    The Artificial River The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress Carol Sheriff 6/12/2006 The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress On October 26, 1825, the largest American-made canal was finished. Stretching 363 miles, 40 feet wide and only four feet deep, the Erie Canal allowed citizens to populate places that some never dreamed of. By connected the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Coast, settlers now had a way to

    Essay Length: 1,177 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Autobiography of Malcom X

    The Autobiography of Malcom X

    In his book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm describes the racist society in the 1930’s. As a young boy the Ku Klux Klan killed Malcolm’s father. When Malcolm grew up he wanted to be a lawyer, but racism stood in his way. Later on, he goes to New York where he works in many illegal jobs such as: a hustler, robber, drug dealer, and pimp dealer. He then is sent to prison. There he

    Essay Length: 751 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1993. A New Beginning Kate Chopin’s novella The Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a woman who throughout the novella tries to find herself. Edna begins the story in the role of the typical mother-woman distinctive of Creole society but as the novelette furthers so does the distance she puts between herself and society. Edna’s search for independence and a way to stray from society’s

    Essay Length: 1,023 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    I’ve never been one to notice symbols until this book. We talked about it in class and then when I reread it for this paper; I started to see more and more symbolism. I really enjoyed this short story and looking at the details lurking just under the surface. Although I enjoyed the obvious theme of being free to follow your dreams, not conforming to society’s view of you, I am only going to write

    Essay Length: 883 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin brings out the essence of Creole society through the characters of her novel, “The Awakening”. In the novel, Edna Pontellier faces many problems because she is an outcast from society. As a result of her isolation from society she has to learn to fit in and deal with her problems. This situation causes her to go through a series of awakenings which help her find herself, but this also causes problems with her

    Essay Length: 1,918 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    In The Awakening Kate Chopin uses several symbols and motifs to reveal greater themes throughout the book. The protagonist, Edna Pontellier, goes through a series of “awakenings” in which she discovers her independence and longing for a life which is less conformed. Yet Edna ultimately finds that independence and solitude come hand in hand, and that the expectations of women in the 1800’s conflict with her desire to be an individual. Several events and characters

    Essay Length: 549 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Awakening

    The Awakening

    The Awakening The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered very shocking when it was first published because of the "sexual awakening" of the main character, Edna Pontellier, and her unconventional behavior. Chopin moved to New Orleans after her marriage and lived there for twelve years until the death of her husband. She returned to St. Louis where she began writing. She used her knowledge of Louisiana and Creole culture to create wonderful descriptions of local

    Essay Length: 656 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 10, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Awakening Full Analysis

    The Awakening Full Analysis

    the story centers around a theme of independence. Edna, the main character, endures a life as a mother and caretaker as her husband is away for weeks at a time on business. Through this independence a second theme develops. Edna is very lonely and seeks companionship in Robert when her husband is away. The last theme is the discovery of one's own needs and wants. During Edna's "awakening," she discovers her sexual needs as Robert

    Essay Length: 832 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Awakening of Tom Joad in Grapes of Wrath

    The Awakening of Tom Joad in Grapes of Wrath

    Grapes of Wraith by John Steinbeck portrayed the awakening of a man's conscience dealing with his troubling trials throughout the novel. The character that goes through this monumental change is Tom Joad, son of two tenant farmers from Oklahoma. Tom's conscience was changed from a loner who cared nothing about the people to a hardy leader of them. He first looked after his family on their trip that evolved into including the impoverished migrant farmers

    Essay Length: 564 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Awakening Study Guide

    The Awakening Study Guide

    Analytical Focus: Point of View: The point of view in this novel is in third person. The narrator is just like a silent observer, watching everything while being non-judgmental to anyone. This third person point of view allows us to clearly see what others think about Edna, and Edna's thoughts exactly too. Imagery: The imagery in this novel is very vividly descriptive from the very start. It begins with the introduction to the parrot on

    Essay Length: 597 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2011 By: michey134
  • The Awakening: Women’s Role in Society

    The Awakening: Women’s Role in Society

    Have you ever wondered what the lifestyles of Nineteenth Century women were like? Were they independent, career women or were they typical housewives that cooked, clean, watched the children, and catered to their husbands. Did the women of this era express themselves freely or did they just do what society expected of them? Kate Chopin was a female author who wrote several stories and two novels about women. One of her renowned works of

    Essay Length: 1,498 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Aztec Indians

    The Aztec Indians

    The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto‑Aztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to

    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: July
  • The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Aztecs Megan Burnette The Aztecs years were 1350 to 1519. They lived in the capital of Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs lived in a high altitude world and droughts were a threat. Before 1325 the Aztecs were a group of about ten thousand people who migrated to Texcoco. When learning about the Aztecs, it is important to understand the Aztecs family structure, their agriculture, and what they did for human sacrifice. When learning about the Aztecs, it

    Essay Length: 668 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 21, 2016 By: megan_burnette
  • The Balboa and Florinda Flip Flop

    The Balboa and Florinda Flip Flop

    Ryan Attaway English 116 Mr. Bustos October, 4th, 2006 The Balboa and Florinda Flip Flop In the novel The Moon Will Forever be a Distant Love By Luise Humberto Crosthwaite we see a transition in the rolls, characterization and way of life of the two main characters Conquistador Balboa and his lovely wife Florinda. Through out the story we see these two important characters change completely from what they once were into almost the exact

    Essay Length: 1,386 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall

    The Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall

    The poem “The Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, is based on the historical event of the bombing in 1963 of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church by white terrorists. It is a poem in which a daughter expresses her interest in attending a civil rights rally and the mother fearful for her daughter’s safety refuses to let her go. In the poem the daughter in fighting for the course of th eoperessed people of her

    Essay Length: 581 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Ballad of Calvary Street by James Baxter

    The Ballad of Calvary Street by James Baxter

    The poem ‘The Ballad of Calvary Street’ by James Baxter, the film ‘American Beauty’ (directed by Sam Mendes and released in 1999), and the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ written by J.B. Priestley and performed at Circa Theatre in 2005, are all texts that share a similar theme. Although these three texts are different in terms of authorship and the medium through which the significant messages are communicated, what the texts do have in common is

    Essay Length: 365 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

    The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

    THE BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN The morning sun touched lightly on The eyes of Lucy Jordan In her white suburban bedroom In a white suburban town, As she lay there 'neath the covers, Dreaming of a thousand lovers, Till the world turned to orange And the room went spinning 'round. At the age of 37 She realized she'd never ride Through Paris in a sports car With the warm wind in her hair. So she

    Essay Length: 270 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Barn

    The Barn

    A father is a figure commonly known for his compassion and general desire for the best in his family’s interest. However, this is not the case in “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner. Abner Snopes, with complete disregard for others, commits arsonist crimes in order to wreak havoc against his victims in a twisted game of hatred and complete lack of respect. His deeds force his family to move constantly. However, he is prepared for each

    Essay Length: 603 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Battle of Fallujah: Part Two

    The Battle of Fallujah: Part Two

    The Battle of Fallujah: Part Two Ground operations began on the night of November 7, 2004 with the Iraqi 36th Commando Battalion, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines attacking from the west and south, capturing Fallujah General Hospital and villages opposite the Euphrates River along Fallujah's Western edge. The capture and closure of the hospital caused much controversy, concerning whether or not it was a contravention of the Fourth

    Essay Length: 382 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Battle with Grendel’s Mother

    The Battle with Grendel’s Mother

    The Battle With Grendel’s Mother When Grendel’s mother found Beowulf running around on her ground, she picked him up and took him to a high arched building with a large battleground. She clawed at his mail shirt, but it did not affect him. The mail shirt was too strong for her to penetrate her fierce claw through. They fought and wrestled for quite some time. They wore each other out, she would try to tear

    Essay Length: 313 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Beach

    The Beach

    The beach 1. people - Richard: a british traveller, who comes to Bangkok and gets a map to a secret hidden beach. He has seen every movie about Vietnam, and he sometimes believes being there. He also is addicted to video games. - Daffy Duck: the man who gives Rich the map; he had been on the beach before and had left it for some reason. After his death, he often appears in Richs daydreams.

    Essay Length: 1,477 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Beach

    The Beach

    The Beach As I walk down to the coast from my hotel, the sand, as white and pure as snow, extends along the whole expanse of the seashore. I hear the seagulls loudly shriek as they soar gracefully above. As I step onto the beach, the soft, warm sand squishes between my toes. My nostrils detect the sweet smell of the lotion mixing with the crisp breeze off of the ocean. When I'm near the

    Essay Length: 918 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Cynthia
  • The Bean Trees

    The Bean Trees

    The Bean Trees Uncertain journeys are numerous in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees. Many characters in the novel put their current lives aside to go off in hopes of finding a better one. By embarking on these journeys, the plot lines begin and end with risk taking. Taylor’s move away from Pittman and her taking Turtle, Louann not going after her husband, and the many risks of Estevan and Esperanza, create conflicts which drive the

    Essay Length: 747 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Beast

    The Beast

    The Beast The story is about a black highschool student who’s name is only mentioned as Spoons. Through out the story he is forced to make decisions and rediscover who he once thought he was. He finds that his long time girlfriend’s mother is extremely ill. A few days later one of his former best friends is stabbed and he must accompany him to the hospital. The following day Chanelle his new best friend from

    Essay Length: 490 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: July
  • The Beauty of West Point

    The Beauty of West Point

    The Beauty of West Point In Absolutely American, David Lipsky digs deep into the interworking of West Point, and shows how the United States Military Academy molds civilians into "steely-eyed soldiers". This book is fascinating, because it does not just rely on the model cadet suppling all of the information, but those that were in danger of being separated from USMA. He gives a first hand account of all of the issues plaguing the South

    Essay Length: 409 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: July
  • The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    “The bell jar” takes place in America, partly in New York and partly in Boston for about one year. The protagonist’s name is Esther Greenwood who grew up in Boston and has just finished her junior year of college. Esther behaves strangely in reaction to the society. Society expects Esther to be constantly cheerful, but her dark, melancholy nature resists perkiness. She becomes anxious with the execution of the Rosenberg’s and the cadavers etcetera. Society

    Essay Length: 487 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    It is 1953, and Esther Greenwood has just finished college for the year, and she has a won a one month internship at the Ladies Day magazine. She is one of twelve winners. All twelve girls are staying at the Amazon Hotel, while they deal with their hectic work schedule and social lives, as well. Esther’s boss for the month is Jay Cee, and Esther’s best friend for the month is Doreen. One night, Esther

    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Top
  • The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought

    The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought

    The Bell Jar This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther

    Essay Length: 683 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Victor
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