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  • 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
  • The Bottoms

    The Bottoms

    In Joe R. Lansdale’s book, The Bottoms, he reveals a time of a divided community with strong racial tension. The Bottoms is centered on a primarily “white” town in east Texas where racism and the Klan are heavily prevalent. The main character, Harry Collins, provides insight to what growing up during the Great Depression might have been like. He finds pleasures in the simple things, like drinking a Coca-Cola. Harry’s strong conscience and moral values

    Essay Length: 374 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Boy Who Lost His Face

    The Boy Who Lost His Face

    Book report: THE BOY WHO LOST HIS FACE Characters: David, Scott, Randy, and Roger, Larry, Mo, Mrs. Bayfield, Tori. David was with his friends Scott, Randy, and Roger. They were all at Mrs. Bayfield’s house to steal her cane the cane had two snake head’s for the handle. So they went and stepped all over her flowers, flipped her over, spilled lemonade over her, broke her lemonade pitcher, David saw her panties when she flipped

    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Boyfriend

    The Boyfriend

    Have you ever imagined your boyfriend dying and then coming back to kill you? Well this is not something you usually think about, but it might happen. The author R.L. Stein will take you through this in the book “The Boyfriend”. “The Boyfriend” was first published in 1990. This book is an exciting mystery- fiction book. This story takes place in various places. The main part of the story takes place in Joanna’s house. Joanna’s

    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Brethren - Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review

    The Brethren - Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review

    The Brethren – Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review The Brethren, co-authored by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong, is an in-depth documentary of the United States Supreme Court from 1969 to 1975, under the leadership of Warren Burger. The book attempts to present the reader with what "really" goes on in the Supreme Court. It describes the conferences, the personality of justices, and how justice's feel toward each other, items which are generally hidden from

    Essay Length: 1,455 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Bride Price

    The Bride Price

    The Bride Price The Bride Price is a tale of love and the culture and traditions that stand between it in a small close-knit town in Africa. A young girl named Aku-nna unexpectedly falls in love with her schoolteacher, Chike, the son of a former slave. Both know this love cannot be; the people of Ibuza forbid the daughter of a free man to wed the son of a slave, and besides, Aku-nna’s mother and

    Essay Length: 863 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Bridge of San Luis Ray

    The Bridge of San Luis Ray

    Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder, presents the ancient dilemma of whether tragedy is the result of chance or a manifestation of divine intervention. It explores the lives of five people and reveals their internal struggles for survival. The sadness that is created by the undying love of the Marquesa de Montemayor for her daughter, Esteban for his twin brother, Manual and Uncle

    Essay Length: 1,693 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa

    The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa

    In the story “The brief and wondrous life of Oscar Woa” was full of suspense and held my attention until the end of the story. I wanted to see and know how Oscars love for women affected his life as a whole and ended up dying because of his love for women. Oscar Woa was obsessed and so focused on falling in love. Although he tried, it led up to his death. Oscar knew

    Essay Length: 367 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 12, 2017 By: williams341
  • The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov

    The Brothers Karamazov “The Brothers Karamazov” is a very well written novel. Fyodor Dostoevsky has a way of writing about his characters so that you understand them. In the beginning of the story, all the characters are described briefly and in a way may have even seemed shallow. But the further the story goes; you also get deeper into the characters thoughts and feelings. Alyosha in the beginning is obviously religious and a completely

    Essay Length: 607 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: July
  • The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley

    The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley

    The Brown Wasps by Loren Eiseley shows that humans and animals act in some similar ways. He says that humans and animals cling to the things they know very strongly. Sometimes they even act as if nothing even changed. Humans and animals tend to want to return to things that are familiar to them, as they grow older. Eiseley shows how humans and animals try to cling or recreate an important or favorite place. Some

    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Bus

    The Bus

    It’s around 5:30am and I am still waiting for the bus to leave the station. I’m so excited about my trip to Texas. It seems very odd because I’m only on the bus with 3 other people; the bus driver and a mother and her young daughter. The Driver He is a short man with white wavy hair and a long white beard. He reminds me of Santa Clause but I am sure that Santa

    Essay Length: 1,376 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: David
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