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  • 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
  • The Beloved

    The Beloved

    Beloved Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize’ winning novel titled “Beloved” focused on the effect of slavery and the emancipation of slaves on black people. The novel starts in 1873 showing the aftermath of slavery and the Civil War. It highlighted not only the historical narratives of the Negroes being slaves but also dealt with the very painful, unthinkable and unimaginable aspects of slavery, such as sexual abuse, morality, justice and violence. In the novel, the author

    Essay Length: 906 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: July
  • The Bennets - Experts in the Field of Inter-Family Conflict Avoidance

    The Bennets - Experts in the Field of Inter-Family Conflict Avoidance

    The Bennets: Experts in the Field of Inter-Family Conflict Avoidance Father looks across the dinner table and kindly asks his darling wife to pass the dinner rolls while Suzie is lovingly telling about her second grade teacher’s neat handwriting. The linen tablecloth is firmly pressed and the home-cooked meal is thankfully devoured. The yellow-checkered dinner plates are freshly washed, and the smell of lilacs from the garden drifts through the sunlit dining room. Billy

    Essay Length: 729 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Max
  • The Best in the League

    The Best in the League

    1When you talk about the best running back in the league there are a lot of names you can mention. These are the guys you here about week in and week out. The NFL has a lot of excellent backs and the most noted is LaDainian Tomlinson (LT), the stats are great for this guy. So I will let you know who the best running back in the league is. In the NFL there

    Essay Length: 726 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Best Little Girl in the World

    The Best Little Girl in the World

    Analysis of The Best Little Girl in the World The author of my book is Steven Levenkron. Warner Books published this book in September of 1978 in New York, NY. The genre of my book is fiction with suspense. The Best Little Girl in the World could be based on a true story, but it is not completely true to life. It would fall under the suspense category because the reader does not know if

    Essay Length: 701 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Best Little Girl in the World

    The Best Little Girl in the World

    In the book The Best Little Girl in the World, Kessa has a serious eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. But she is not alone. Many people have this eating disorder, and this book shows its harmful effects. This is an emotional and invigorating story of a determined girl and her fight to survive. In the beginning of her story, Kessa is a normal 15-year-old. She has many talents, especially dancing. She has danced for many

    Essay Length: 377 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Max
  • The Big Tent

    The Big Tent

    The Big Tent Billy Graham was a very well known evangelist from the 20th century, who became famous not just by the contents of his preaches but also because of his close relationship with notorious politicians and famous leaders of those times, that helped him become the symbol of the evangelism by “branding the evangelicalism as the mainstream American faith” (The Big Tent 31). Graham’s religious beliefs went from the fundamentalism in which he was

    Essay Length: 1,005 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Bilingual Difference

    The Bilingual Difference

    The linguistic and cultural clashes that children encounter, and how they negotiate between their ethnic and American “mainstream” cultures, and how these clashes and problems influence their relationship with their parents and their ethnic identities as a whole and how they were dealt with differently as we look at two stories dealing with two girls who are both coming of age in different society from where they originally came from. Jairy’s Jargon a story

    Essay Length: 1,786 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Bill

    The Bill

    “The Bill” While reading the book “The Bill” it was found that there was much value in the text. The book did not only give insight into the legislative process, but it also showed other vital aspects of the government. The media as well as the public play a role in the process of enacting a bill. The act of making a proposed idea a law is a long and complicated process involving many

    Essay Length: 676 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Birth of the Curse

    The Birth of the Curse

    The Birth Of The Curse After reading the article “The Birth Of The Curse” I had gained some knowledge of the mummy’s curse and its history. It is an actual curse that seems to exist and is no just make believe. Many newspapers at the time were creating their own unique stories with a large amount of fictional information which led some to believe their stories and the rest to realise it was made up.

    Essay Length: 540 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Birthmark Feminist

    The Birthmark Feminist

    Failed attempts to attain perfection are a frequent subject in Hawthorne's short stories; these attempts at perfection fail because Hawthorne's protagonists are misguided and their own innate imperfections cloud their judgments. Hawthorne's short stories "The Birthmark" and "Rappaccini's Daughter" both feature a male protagonist who desires to recreate a woman into their own view of perfection. However, a person's desires often tell more about themselves than others: the belief that something is imperfect reflects the

    Essay Length: 3,018 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: August 14, 2010 By: volcom
  • The Black Plaque

    The Black Plaque

    If there is one part of life that humans have trouble overcoming it is natural disasters. They are unexpected, incurable, and often unconquerable. One specific type of natural disaster is that of sickness. Plagues are disastrous evil afflictions of an epidemic disease causing a high rate of mortality ( Merriam-Webster ). A historically famous plague in the fourteenth and fifteenth century is the Black or Bubonic Plague. The social and economic affects of the

    Essay Length: 1,637 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: David
  • The Black Stallion Ledgened

    The Black Stallion Ledgened

    The book the black stallion legend is about a boy by the name of Alec Ramsey and his horse “the black”, Alec and the black go out west because one of Alec’s best friend’s Pam dies in a horrible car crash. In a moment of madness Alec sets his horse free in to the desert. Then dazed and heartsick, Alec wanders aimlessly until he collapses. A young native American boy by the name of Alph

    Essay Length: 330 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Blind Obedience in the Lottery

    The Blind Obedience in the Lottery

    The Blind Obedience in “The Lottery” “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson written and published in 1948, takes place on June 27th in a small town of three hundred people. Villagers gather together at around ten o’clock for one of the main rituals called �the lottery�, which takes place in the central square. “The lottery was conducted as were the square dances” (Jackson 31) illustrating the timely scheduled event. It is a normal day with “the

    Essay Length: 2,430 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: July
  • The Block

    The Block

    The Block, a piece by Victor Villanueva, contains a story of great meaning. I found that the battle for understanding the piece was incredibly difficult. The story was very difficult to follow due to the mess of words and context. I found that reading the story was similar to playing a video game, the first few pages were easy to read, but the further into the story I got, the harder it was to

    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Blue Bouquet Analysis

    The Blue Bouquet Analysis

    The Blue Bouquet Analysis 1. a) The setting of this story is in a small Mexican village. The sidewalks are cobblestone, the air is fresh and the sky is clear. From reading the story, I can tell that this village is very peaceful and desolate. Although the parish is bustling with secret eyes, the town itself is deserted and simple. b) The setting is appropriate for the story because it expresses the foreign nature of

    Essay Length: 753 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Blue Hotel

    The Blue Hotel

    In Ў°The Blue Hotel,Ў± Stephen Crane uses various provocative techniques to ensure that the setting adds to the richness of the story. Ў°The Blue HotelЎ± is set in a cold Nebraska town at the Palace Hotel in the late 1800ЎЇs, but there is more to setting than just when and where a story takes place. In a written work, it is the authorЎЇs job to vividly depict events in order to keep the readerЎЇs attention

    Essay Length: 947 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    Beauty in the American culture has been transformed so many times most people do not even know what real beauty is. Someone can see a woman posing on a billboard in New York City and believe that she is beautiful, but who decided who and what can be beautiful. The way our culture is American people watch television, movies, internet clips constantly. People are fed images of what “beauty” is supposed to be, but this

    Essay Length: 720 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Body by Stephen King

    The Body by Stephen King

    For my book I chose to read The Body by Stephen King. This novel is about four young boys taking a journey to find a body somewhere in the woods that is at the county line. This story is about more than just four boys going on an adventure its about them becoming closer to each other and learning real life lessons along the way. The four boys are all going into their first

    Essay Length: 843 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Body Farm

    The Body Farm

    The Body Farm By; Patricia Cornwell The novel, The Body Farm, written by Patricia Cornwell, follows the life of a forensic pathologist as she investigates the murder of a child. Forensic pathologist, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, works in conjunction with the FBI Investigative Support Unit, to find and preserve evidence that others have missed. During the investigation Dr. Scarpetta finds photographic evidence of a mark on the body that was previously looked over by local investigators.

    Essay Length: 509 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Max
  • The Body Mass Index

    The Body Mass Index

    The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the recognized standard for assessing levels of obesity. It is a general formula that determines the composition of the relative amounts of fat your body is made up of, compared to muscle and bone. You are considered morbidly obese when your body mass index is 40 or greater. According to the NIH, a body mass index of 40 or more places you at an extremely high risk for

    Essay Length: 521 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Bonesetter’s Daughter

    The Bonesetter’s Daughter

    In the novel The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, there are two general contrasting settings: China and America. Not only to these two places differ geographically, but they also differ in customs and heritage. Both settings also contain different meanings for those who call it home. The contrast of these two settings help the book show that its theme of "You must know your past in order to know where you're going" is universal.

    Essay Length: 663 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Book and the Lyrics

    The Book and the Lyrics

    John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men is a novel that can be closely related to a song by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This song is called “Waiting” and is extremely powerful. While analyzing the two pieces of writing, there are many ideas and themes that can be linked together. Both song and novel have many different outlooks on life and relationships one person can encounter. Within the song, there are lines that can be

    Essay Length: 1,054 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Book Blood Canticle

    The Book Blood Canticle

    The book Blood Canticle Anne Rice (Allen O’Brien) was born October 4 1941 in New Orleans, chose the name Anne as a child. She married Stan Rice in 1961. Her Daughter Michele was born in 1966.At the age of 5 Michele passed away of leukemia. Then in 1978 her son Christopher was born and later became an accomplished novelist himself. After her husband passed away from a brain tumor she moved to California which is

    Essay Length: 532 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Book of 5 Rings

    The Book of 5 Rings

    Miyamoto Musashi I. Introduction During the ancient period of Japan there existed a time of war and power struggles. There were many people who followed the Bushido code or way of the warrior. These people were called samurai. Of the countless men who devoted their lives to the Bushido code there were none greater than Miyamoto Musashi. Musashi was one of if not the most famous samurai to ever walk the lands of medieval

    Essay Length: 1,534 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Book of Deuteronomy

    The Book of Deuteronomy

    Precis #1 Andrea/Overfield, "Establishing a Covenant with a Chosen People" Moses, "THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY" "THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY" is written when Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt, where they were slaves, and into the new "Promised Land", (between 1279-1213 B.C.E). The Israelites had just spent many years crossing and wandering in a vast dessert (forty years). As they begin to get closer, their leader Moses believes that he will not make it

    Essay Length: 700 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Bookworms

    The Bookworms

    The Bookworms The Bookworms, a group of people consisting of 3 boys and 4 girls, read one book a week. The Bookworms have brown, blond and black hair. They have pale skin, because they don’t go outside very much. They all love the color red; they try to wear something red each day. They have an identification badge that they have with them that marks them as a Bookworm. This group has some great qualities;

    Essay Length: 807 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Stenly
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