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  • Death of a Salesman: The Quest for Success

    Death of a Salesman: The Quest for Success

    Annamarie Hill Ms. DiFredirico AP English, Period 5 17 December 2005 Death of a Salesman DEATH OF A SALESMAN: THE QUEST FOR SUCCESS What is the “American Dream?” How does one define success? Many people hold different views on how to obtain true happiness. One common view is the accomplishment of something yearned. A majority of individuals desire love, compassion, and a family. On the other hand, there are those concerned with self-image, material items,

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Monika
  • Death of a Salesmen

    Death of a Salesmen

    In Death of a Salesman, Biff's perception of society is altered through a chain of events throughout the play. His unrealistic expectations about how to succeed, learned from his father, eventually caused the destruction of his fantasies. His concept of an ideal society, where being liked is what is needed to succeed, is harshly changed to a reality where he must realize that hard work and devotion are necessary to prosper. Biff’s father, Willy,

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Death of a Salsman

    Death of a Salsman

    Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone has at least one relationship in there relationship in there life, and if there lucky they will have more. Two pieces of literature that illustrate the theme of relationship are Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman, and Robert Frost's poem "The Death of a Hired Man". The authors use of characterization and symbolism proves the theme of relationship, among Willy and his son Biff and spouse,

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Victor
  • Death of Loved one

    Death of Loved one

    Alexandra Smith Ms.Varin World Discovery Seminar English I 21 November 2016 Death of a Loved One     In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee with Atticus, Jem, Scout, Dill, and Calpurnia go to Helen Robinson’s house to tell her that her husband is dead. He died by getting shot 17 times trying to escape the prison, so he wouldn’t get the electric chair. Tom, who was convicted of rape, is also black.

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    Submitted: May 19, 2017 By: ali.smith14
  • Death over Equality

    Death over Equality

    Death over Equality “Give me liberty or give me death” is a famous quote said by Patrick Henry when America was fighting for its freedom and equal rights in the American Revolution, which relates to “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Where total equality is taking place in every aspect from the beauty of oneself to how intelligent one must be to fit the standards of the society, leading to death for those who don’t

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    Submitted: March 14, 2015 By: grizelda78
  • Death Penalty - Herrera Vs Collins

    Death Penalty - Herrera Vs Collins

    Social Issues :: Free "Death Penalty - Herrera vs Collins" Essay Death Penalty - Herrera vs Collins The Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of executing someone who claimed actual innocence in Herrera v. Collins (506 U.S. 390 (1993)). Although the Court left open the possibility that the Constitution bars the execution of someone who conclusively demonstrates that he or she is actually innocent, the Court noted that such cases would be very rare. The Court

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: David
  • Deborah Tannen - You Just Don’t Understand

    Deborah Tannen - You Just Don’t Understand

    Deborah Tannen is the author of the book You Just Don’t Understand where she analyzes the different meanings of communication between men and women. Her research shows that women and men use the same words and phrases and yet can interpret and react to those same words and phrases differently. Tannen compares the two sexes to find men use their conversation as a type of competition or to preserve their independence. For example, men

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Anna
  • Deceit Lies Beneath

    Deceit Lies Beneath

    Andrew Woynerowski Ms. Gura English 1H (7) 31 October 2005 Deceit Lies Beneath Brick by brick one man’s life was being concealed and was being left to die. While another’s was going to be left with most horrific guilt and regret, no person should ever endure. “The Cask of the Amontillado,” was a short story that was especially suspenseful and thrilling from the way the catacombs the author distinctly writes details about, and the character

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Deceit Lies Beneath

    Deceit Lies Beneath

    Deceit Lies Beneath Brick by brick one man’s life was being concealed and was being left to die. While another’s was going to be left with most horrific guilt and regret, no person should ever endure. “The Cask of the Amontillado,” was a short story that was especially suspenseful and thrilling from the way the catacombs the author distinctly writes details about, and the character quotes. Which added to the mood of the story when

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • Deception

    Deception

    Short stories seem to hold the reader in the dark until the very end. The truth is usually revealed by the author on the last few pages. However, the authors’ sometimes let the conclusion up to the reader. The title of the stories can be a major hint of how the author wants you to think. “Beware the Dog” by Roald Dahl could also be titled: “Things are not What They Seem to be.” “A

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • Dee and the Camera

    Dee and the Camera

    Dee and The Camera In the short storie Everyday Use by Alice Walker we are introduced to the character Dee who later informs use that she had changed her name to "Wangero". She is the daughter of the mother in the story they call Mama. Her name is never mentioned in the story. I found Everyday Use a very nice story to read, but after Dee was introduced in the story I became iratated so

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    Submitted: April 9, 2017 By: bscaff
  • Deep into the Jungle: the Suppressed Consequences of War

    Deep into the Jungle: the Suppressed Consequences of War

    “Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.” This quote from Michael Herr, a Vietnam War correspondent and co-author to screenplays such as Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket, fully embodies the feelings of a nation and the young men who survived an eighteen year long conflict known as, the Vietnam War. The Things They Carried, written by Tim O’Brien, attempts to tell the stories of young, innocent men who fought in the Vietnam

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Deeper Meaning, the Old Man and the Sea

    Deeper Meaning, the Old Man and the Sea

    In Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway uses the character of Santiago to display the strength of a common man. Santiago is the embodiment of the average, poor, working man. In the story of the Old Man and the Sea, Santiago displays great strength and courage in harsh situations. His strength and character is seen in his attitude toward the people of the village, his battle with the Marlin, and his battle

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Steve
  • Defender of the Faith

    Defender of the Faith

    'Defender of the Faith'; In Philip Roth's, 'Defender of the Faith';, Sergeant Nathan Marx is the 'Defender'; of whom the title speaks. Reluctant at first, Marx defended his faith on two fronts, one across the sea in Europe and the second in the United States. The battle in the states was of a different type. Marx learned what it was like to defend his and the faith of his fellow Jews against prejudice and abuse

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Defender of the Faith

    Defender of the Faith

    Philip Roth has written many stories throughout his lifetime. “Defender of the Faith” is a short story that was published in his first collection entitled Goodbye, Columbus which also included four other short stories and a novella. To understand Roth’s writing one must first look at his life and where he got his general ideas from. In many of Roth’s stories he encompasses parts of his life that he has dealt with such as being

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Define Normal Book Talk

    Define Normal Book Talk

    What if you had to peer council a person that you couldn't even stand! Would you be mad? Or what would you do if it happened to you? One of the main characters is a girl named Jasmine but they call her Jazz for short. Jazz is basically a goth girl and she has black hair with a little pink on top. She goes to high school and is around the age of 15. Jazz

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Janna
  • Defining Imperialism and Colonialism

    Defining Imperialism and Colonialism

    Defining Imperialism and Colonialism * By 1914, Europe held 85% of the earth as colonies, protectorates, etc. * Imperialism: territorial expansion from a center outwards, driven by ideology, and resulting in a geographical entity. Unified territory, expanding. Ex. Roman Empire. * Colonialism: less homogeneous than imperialism. Developed without a plan or ideology. Commercial/economic motives. Types: Settler (emigrants take the land and dominate economically and politically, Canada, Australia- 98% of pop), and Administered (goal is economic

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    Submitted: November 3, 2014 By: jpblampied57
  • Definition Essay on Love for Romeo and Juliet

    Definition Essay on Love for Romeo and Juliet

    Benjamin Seib 2/24/16 Block 4 Romeo and Juliet essay Fairytales and wars have both stemmed from love. Nelson Rockefeller said, “Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.” This quote, not only true in life, proves true in the play, Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare portrays love as being one of the most powerful emotions which can lead to as much happiness as destruction. Through Romeo and Juliet, we are shown that

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    Submitted: March 9, 2016 By: jandjseib
  • Delegation

    Delegation

    Delegation The hardest skill for a manager to master sometimes is delegation. It is a skill that, at the root, is fundamental in the ultimate success in whatever endeavor one would encounter. Delegation is very important, especially in the business that I am in, the parcel industry. United Parcel Service is a multibillion dollar corporation where I am currently employed. Within its structure, without those who can properly delegate, it would be virtually impossible

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Janna
  • Dell Computer: Organization of a Global Production Network

    Dell Computer: Organization of a Global Production Network

    Introduction: In 2001, Dell Computer became the world's largest personal computer vendor, continuing to gain market share and post profits in an industry struggling with slumping sales and billions of dollars in losses. Dell sells 90% of its PCs directly to the final customer, largely bypassing the reseller channel that accounts for most of the world's PC sales. This direct customer relationship is the key to Dell's business model, and provides distinct advantages over the

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    Submitted: May 8, 2011 By: yingdanfeng
  • Delusional Characters in Shakespeare

    Delusional Characters in Shakespeare

    Delusional Characters in Shakespeare "Delusion can often lead to unhappiness." Comment on how characters you have studied in a text this semester have deluded themselves and other. What was the outcome of this delusion? In William Shakespeare's play text "Macbeth", we are shown delusion can often lead to unhappiness. Many of the characters in the play deluded themselves and others along the way. A deluded Macbeth destroys his entire kingdom by deluding others around him

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • Demian

    Demian

    In the story, Demian, Sinclair states that people help themselves without the help of others in such matters. When a person gets help from teachers, mentors or advisors, this support is not meant to put a person down, but to motivate and help move them along in life. People helped Sinclair get through life in many situations, starting when he was a little boy at the age of ten. There are some who may come

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Democracy in Crisis

    Democracy in Crisis

    Americans are passionate about representative democracy in concept. But they are less familiar and comfortable with democracy's reality-the institutions, practices and processes that make government work. For many, there is a wide chasm between the cherished ideals of the American Constitution and the processes it prescribes. Instead of debate, compromise and conflict, Americans often perceive bickering, self-interest, equivocation and partisanship. Polls show Americans' lack of trust in government and growing frustration with the public officials

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Janna
  • Democratizing the Enemy: the Japanese American Internment

    Democratizing the Enemy: the Japanese American Internment

    Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment. By Brian Masaru Hayashi. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004. 328 pp. Racial prejudice, the hysterics of war, and appalling government leadership are repeatedly used as the rationale behind Japanese- American internment during World War II. Brian Hayashi’s book, “Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment, suggests the government was maybe not acting as adolescently as the previous excuses for internment rational would suggest but rather conducting the

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Demon Lover

    Demon Lover

    DEMON’S WRATH Elizabeth Bowen‘s “The Demon Lover” is the story of Kathleen Drover’s repressed fear driving her to psychotic madness. The story shows us that what you create in your mind is a reflection of who you are inside. Kathleen Drover is an indirect casualty of war. When she was 19, Kathleen had lost her fiancй to the First World War. After she heard of his death, she had entered a state of depression

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Denny’s Tapes

    Denny’s Tapes

    Denny’s Tapes was written by Carolyn Meyer. Denny is a seventeen-year-old male who has a black father and a white mother. He is kicked out of his house by his step-father because his step-father found out that Denny was having a relationship with his daughter. On his journey, Denny learns very much about his black side of his family, his white side of his family, and being mixed. After Denny is banned from his house,

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Depression Is Contagious

    Depression Is Contagious

    “Depression is Contagious” Leo Tolstoy once said, “Happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In essence, all unhappy families have their own unique reasons for feeling so. The extent to which they are unhappy varies as well. By analyzing individual conflict and struggles, the novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest, examines human nature and unique forms of “unhappiness.” Buck’s death is symbolic of the loss of stability for the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Jon
  • Der Handschuh - Friedrich Schiller

    Der Handschuh - Friedrich Schiller

    Gedichtinterpretation Friedrich von Schiller Der Handschuh Vor seinem Lцwengarten, Das Kampfspiel zu erwarten, SaЯ Kцnig Franz, Und um ihn die GroЯen der Krone, Und rings auf hohem Balkone Die Damen in schцnem Kranz. Und wie er winkt mit dem Finger, Auftut sich der weite Zwinger, Und hinein mit bedдchtigem Schritt Ein Lцwe tritt Und sieht sich stumm Ringsum Mit langem Gдhnen Und schьttelt die Mдhnen Und streckt die Glieder Und legt sich nieder. Und der

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    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Steve
  • Derek Walcott's Major Dramatic Works

    Derek Walcott's Major Dramatic Works

    Derek Walcott 1930- Mountain won an Obie Award, and in 1992 Walcott received the Nobel Prize for literature. MAJOR DRAMATIC WORKS The importance of understanding and preserving West Indian culture is a prominent theme in Walcott's works. Many of his plays, often called "folk dramas," are firmly rooted in the common life and language of the West Indies, and they frequently evoke Caribbean dialect and legends. These folk dramas, including "The Sea at Dauphin," lone,

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    Submitted: April 30, 2011 By: kaypinnock
  • Dereliction of Duty

    Dereliction of Duty

    “...I am now going to my grave with that lapse in moral courage." Harold K. Johnson, Army Chief of Staff 1964-1968 The 1997 book, Dereliction of Duty, may become a critical treatise in the area of military ethics.[1] The research was extensive (some 5 years), although it was primarily descriptive without incisive analysis or critique. Ironically, that may be the most powerful aspect of the book. The facts and information are systematically laid out, and

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Venidikt
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