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  • 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
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Awakening Reflection

    The Awakening Reflection

    Monica Pan The Awakening Reflection In the late 1800s, the feminist movement was almost entirely absent in the conservative state of Louisiana, and state law still considered a woman the property of her husband. People were sensitive about the controversy over gender equality and female freedom when Kate Chopin wrote her novel, The Awakening. Therefore, this book was considered a feminist work, since it brought up the enlightenment idea that people were not familiar with

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    Submitted: December 16, 2017 By: Monica Pan
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Wendy
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