The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart is one of the most popular novelists writing today. She is a lecturer at the college where she got her M. A. and B. A. , Durham university. She had 15 books published, and all of them became popular. Although it is accurate, she wrote it merely because she was so fascinated, not … Read more

Structure of the Globe Theater

The theater that Cuthbert Burbage built for the Chamberlain’s Men had a total capacity of between 2,000 and 3,000 spectators. Because there was no lighting, all performances at the Globe were conducted, weather permitting, during the day (probably most often in the mid-afternoon span between 2 P. M. and 5 P. M. ). Because most … Read more

The Relevance of European Security

The transformation in world politics since the end of the Cold War and the removal of the bipolar East-West schism has led to a state of unpredictable change and, disorder. An increased perception of instability has resulted from the collapse of the Cold War deterrence regime, based on the promise of mutually assured destruction, which … Read more

Mexico or United Mexican States

Size: 1,972,550 square kilometers–third largest nation in Latin America (after Brazil and Argentina). Topography: Various massive mountain ranges including Sierra Madre Occidental in west, Sierra Madre Oriental in east, Cordillera Neovolcáánica in center, and Sierra Madre del Sur in south; lowlands largely along coasts and in Yucatan Peninsula. Interior of country high plateau. Frequent seismic … Read more

Beowulf Letter Essay

My Dearest Cousin, I write to you now in great fear. Things that haunt my every waking moment, and fill every unconscienceness with trepidation. Such coil that hath wrapped around every man, woman, and child at King Hrothgars court, utter horror. It was only two nights ago that my comrades and I were having a … Read more

Intelligence: Genetic and Environmental Factors

One of the most interesting and controversial areas in behavioral genetics, human intelligence is currently assumed to be subject to both genetic and environmental influences. While this assumption is accepted by a majority of geneticists and behavioral scientists, there is great disagreement on the degree of influence each contributes. Arguments for environmental influences are compelling; … Read more

Philip Emeagwali – Nigerian Computer Scientist

Philip Emeagwali a. k. a. , calculus programmed a computer to work faster than any other computer in the world, and helped to solve one of the Nation’s most difficult computing problems: understanding how oil flows underground. As a result of this great triumph, Emeagwali, who gained his doctorate at the University of Michigan, and … Read more

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark”

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark,” there are many views on the need for science and its advances. Hawthorne’s protagonist, Aylmer, illustrates his own personal assessment of science. The story is based on the idea that science can solve all of humanities ills and problems. Hawthorne believes that science is overrunning life. Aylmer is … Read more

Shylock, The Jewish Antagonist In Shakespeares Play

Throughout the course of history, Jews have been relentlessly persecuted. The English are not an exception, since their history shows that the general English attitude towards Jews during the Elizabethan Era is anti-Semitic. This negative bias towards Jews is apparently clear in Elizabethan literature, including William Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice. Shylock, the Jewish antagonist … Read more

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr American author

Well in this short report on John Steinbeck I am about to include all of the work that I have done in this class Including my full report on one of his books, a little background on Mr. Steinbeck and many other things, All out of the mind and the computer of Jeremy Slaven. An … Read more

Priest And Chaplain Essay

The characters of the chaplain, in Albert Camus The Outsider, and the priest, in Franz Kafkas The Trial, are quite similar, and are pivotal to the development of the novel. These characters serve essentialy to bring the question of God and religion to probe the existentialist aspects of it, in novels completely devoid of religious … Read more

Who Is The Tragic Hero In Antigone

The debate over who is the tragic hero in Antigone continue on to this day. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a strong one. There are many critics who believe, however, that Creon, the Ruler of Thebes, is the true protagonist. I have made my own judgments also, based on what I have … Read more

The Most Important Aspects Of Henry IV

One of the most important aspects of 1 Henry IV is the development and transgressions of Hal who is the Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. The play’s focus on the family reminds us that the struggles England endured through its growth were largely struggles inside the royal family. Hal’s character is at … Read more

Essay On Blade Runner by Ridley Scott’s

In Ridley Scott’s film, Blade Runner, the distinction between humans and machines, or replicants, is blurred. Throughout the film, those that appear human regard replicants as objects of possession. However, these replicants continue to question this image for the audience through their intellectual, emotional and almost spiritual sense of being. This is supported not only … Read more

Text and Traditions: Work Requirement One Historical Reconstruction

Pharisees The Pharisees were a group of Jews, that believed strongly against the adoption of Greek ways. They wanted to uphold and protect their fragile Jewish culture, from the Greek influence that was flooding into Israel at the time. They developed as haters of the tradition Greek ways, because of their customs were related to … Read more

Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever that affects both humans and non-human primates. Marburg is the first member of the family Filoviridae (or “thread” viruses), which also includes the Ebola virus. Like Ebola, Marburg is an enveloped, single-stranded, unsegmented, negative-sense RNA virus. It has the same characteristic filamentous (thread-like) structure, … Read more

Summary On Puritan Dilemma

The Reformation was when the Protestants broke away from the Pope. Martin Luther King, the leader, led the break with Rome. He translated the bible into German. The 95 Theses was basically a book of complaints. One of the theses was the practice of selling indulgences, which was distributed all over Europe. The practice of … Read more

Hamlet – The Best Tragic Hero

With Hamlet being generally labeled as the best tragic hero ever created, it is ironic that his tragic flaw has never been as solidly confirmed as those of most of his fellow protagonists. There is Macbeth with his ambition, Oedipus with his pride, Othello with his jealousy, and all the others with their particular odd … Read more

Frankenstein: A Model of English Romanticism

The literary world embraced English romanticism when it began to emerge and was so taken by its elements that it is still a beloved experience for the reader of today. Romanticism has crossed all social boundaries, and it was during the seventeenth and eighteenth century, it found its way into almost every niche in the … Read more

Title IX – Federal policy

In 1972 a policy known as Title IX was written and mandated into Federal policy. Title IX states “no person….. shall, on the basis of sex. be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Glenn Sacks, “Title IX Lawsuits are Endangering Men’s College Sports,” p. 3). Many high schools … Read more

Crime and Punishment and Othello: Comparison and Contrast Essay

In both Crime and Punishment and Othello there is a theme of necessary balance. Crime and Punishment’s theme that man must be balanced in order to function properly is very similar to Othello’s theme that, tragically, jealousy is destructive, even to the one that holds it. In Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov’s extreme intellectualism caused him … Read more

The Canterbury Tales: Analysis

The Canterbury Tales are a series of stories written by the late, great English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. The tales are about a group of twenty-nine pilgrims who set off on a pilgrimage to a cathedral in Canterbury, England, about five miles south of London. The cathedral was a special place. It was a shrine where … Read more

Lovelace Augusta Byron Biography

In a world of men, for men, and made by men, there were a lucky few women who could stand up and be noticed. In the early nineteenth century, Lovelace Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, made her mark among the world of men that has influenced even todays world. She was the “Enchantress of … Read more

The Color Purple Report

The Color purple was an entertaining novel about a young black girl struggling to survive in a harsh world. Her name was Celie, and through out her life she was abused in many ways. If any one is competent and courageous in this world it would be Celie. After her mother passed away, she had … Read more

The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife

The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high ranking official in the Pharaoh’s service. “The Lord was with Joseph,” and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar … Read more

Changes Of Time Essay

Ever since the invention of the television in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical blacks who never took anything seriously. All those views changed during the 1970s when black sitcoms were becoming … Read more

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Today there are strong debates and questions about the extraordinary breakthroughs in science such as cloning, in communications through the Internet with its never ending pool of knowledge, and the increasing level of immersion in entertainment. People facing the 21st century are trying to determine whether these new realities of life will enhance it and … Read more

Morality and the Human Genome Project

Does the Human Genome Project affect the moral standards of society? Can the information produced by it become a beneficial asset or a moral evil? For example, in a genetic race or class distinction the use of the X chromosome markers can be used for the identification of a persons ethnicity or class (Murphy,34). A … Read more

The Central Theme and Symbolism of A Rose for Emily

William Faulkner’s central theme in the story “A Rose For Emily” is to “let go of the past. ” Emily Grierson has a tendency to cling to the past and has a reluctance to be independent. Faulkner uses symbols throughout the story to cloak an almost allegorical correlation to the reconstruction period of the South. … Read more

Anti-Depressants and Their Link to Adolescent and Teenage Suicide

Two percent of preteens and five percent of adolescents suffer from depression (www. about-teen-depression. com 2004). There are specific signs and symptoms associated with depression, which are helpful in detection of the illness. There are various ways to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and/or herbal supplements. There are pros and cons with each … Read more

Andy Warhol – The American Painter

Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York. The only son of immigrant, Czech parents, Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949 with hopes of becoming an art … Read more

Essay On Toni Morrison Beloved

Throughout the book Beloved by Toni Morrison and the slave narrative of Aunt Betty’s story, the significance of the roles of the main characters as women, their strive for their freedom from the era of slavery, the memorys and ‘rememorys’; that serve as a reminder to Aunt Betty and a haunting past to Sethe help … Read more

Animal Farm – Chapter Summaries

Old Major calls a meeting in the barn in which he speaks of the rebellion and animalism. When the writer put the meeting in the barn, he put all the characters in one place to tell you about all of them at the same time and he gave a place where he could give the … Read more

A Reading of “Those Winter Sundays”

In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” a relationship between the speaker and the speaker’s father is expressed in short but descriptive detail, revealing a kind of love that had gone unnoticed for so long. Throughout the poem, Hayden’s use of connotative diction keeps the poem short and sweet yet packed with significant meaning. The … Read more

Occupational Stress Essay

Job stress has proven to be a difficult issue for the workplaces and the labor movement to tackle. Unlike physical or chemical hazards, there is not an obvious tangible hazardous agent. This issue has also been preempted by corporate stress management, health promotion, or employee assistance programs, which explain stress as a purely personal reaction, … Read more

Puck in Bottom in Hoffmans “A Midsummer Nights Dream”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed comical plays (Berardinelli). The play transformed into a cinematic production by Michael Hoffman has not changed in its basic plot and dialogue, but the setting and some character traits have. The play setting has been gracefully moved from 16th century Greece to … Read more

Independence and Failure in Macbeth

Peasants of the early sixteenth century are often pictured carrying a bundle of limbs tied with vines on their backs. This is a perfect metaphor for the events in Macbeth. Macbeth is one of many thanes, or limbs, bundled together. The thanes are united by the king, or the vine. Scotland, or the peasant, carries … Read more

The Chorus of Antigone

The chorus was not only a major part of Antigone, but also the most insightful portion of this play’s cast. The members of the chorus tell Creon and the audience very important truths about themselves. Throughout the play the chorus comments on Creon’s actions, and gives us all unbiased views on our hypocritical species. Without … Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X

Racism is a problem that the American people have grappled with since colonial times. The 1960’s saw the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X, who not only influenced the civil rights movement but attempted to solve the problem of racism in this country. On February 16, 1965, Malcolm X gave a speech … Read more

The Return by Sonia Levitin

The Return by Sonia Levitin is a novel showing how difficult life is for Ethiopian Jews traveling to Israel. They face many hardships on their way, and there are many obstacles in their path. Many themes are depicted in this novel. Three meaningful topics that can be discussed are maturing and finding ones own identity, … Read more

Freedom In The United States

No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to … Read more

Popular Music Revolution

Music has undergone many changes throughout and history and prehistory. These changes were always somehow connected to sociological movements at the time. Rock music evolved mostly out of a need by young people of the fifties to break away from so-cietal norms. America had just come out of the Korean War, and men looked to … Read more

What influences a person’s identity

Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get … Read more

Don Juan as Byron Introspective

The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his … Read more

Wireless Technology applied to Computer Processing

Wireless technology can provide many benefits to computing including faster response to queries, reduced time spent on paperwork, increased online time for users, just-in-time and real time control, tighter communications between clients and hosts. Wireless Computing is governed by two general forces: Technology, which provides a set of basic building blocks and User Applications, which … Read more

Victor Frankenstein Essay

Robert Walton and his crew are on an expedition to the North Pole when they come across Victor Frankenstein near death. Walton restores Victor back to health and Victor explains the circumstances which have brought him into the artic regions in this condition. When Victor was a college student at The University of Ingolstadt, he … Read more

“Norse Mythology” by Karl Mortensen

The book entitled “Norse Mythology” by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the … Read more

Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned

“It’s good to know that if I act strangely enough, society will take full responsibility for me. ” Ashleigh Brilliant may have subconsciously considered the effect that society has on us all and how wound up we can all get into our lives, our beliefs, and maybe even our visions. Our visions are the most … Read more

Orwell’s Animal Farm: Summary of Characters

Stalin’s five-year plan was made to upgrade Russia and bring it current with the rest of the world within a five-year period. In Orwell’s book Animal Farm, Napoleon – Snowball thinks up the idea of constructing a windmill which looks like it is designed to bring the farm up to current technology. In both cases, … Read more

Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear”

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”. Sir Walter Scott may not have intended to describe the tangled web of secrets that fuels Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear”, but it certainly applies. Secrets come in many shapes and sizes, and in works of literature they can be categorized as either … Read more

Alternate Fuels Essay

Demand for gasoline has been the driving force in utilization and depletion of crude petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. In recent years, tendencies have just begun to, at times, favor alternative fuels to power autos. Many possible alternative fuels exist, certainly not without their drawbacks. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, various … Read more

To Provide Customers With The Most Useful And Ethical Financial Services In The World

Founded in 1974 as one of the country’s first discount brokerages, The Charles Schwab Corporation through its subsidiaries today provides a broad array of financial services to individual investors, independent investment managers, retirement plans and institutions. The company through its U. S. broker-dealer serves over 6 million active customer accounts both domestically and internationally through … Read more

Physical Appearance in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein we are introduced early in the story to one of the main characters Victor Frankenstein and subsequently to his creation referred to as the monster. The monster comes to life after being constructed by Victor using body parts from corpses. As gruesome as this sounds initially we are soon caught up … Read more

The Causes of World War I

The murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on the 28th of June caused the lead up to World War I. The Archduke heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Sarajevo. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the ‘Black Hand. ‘ … Read more

The Social Ideology In The Story “Desirees Baby”

The 19th century was a difficult time for many women and blacks because of the domination of white men over them. The social and economic hardships they faced in day to day life was a constant reminder of this domination. The social ideology in the story “Desirees Baby” was powerful and dangerous and held no … Read more

Cloning Morality Essay

Currently with technology advancing rapidly in every aspect of life, is it possible that humans can recreate themselves. This big ethical and moral question is on the minds of almost every person in the world. Should we as a human race make duplicates of ourselves? There are several things to look at and to consider … Read more

Othello by Shakespeare Essay

In the article, Othello and the pattern of Shakespearean Tragedy, by G. R. Hibbard published in 1968, Hibbard discusses how Othello, by William Shakespeare, stands apart from the rest of the Shakespearean Tragedies. He uses examples from the play to support his thesis of how the tragic pattern in Othello is very much different from … Read more

African-Americans and The Republican Party

Following the Civil War the majority of African-Americans supported the Republican Party. A Republican controlled executive and legislative branch of the Federal government worked to preserve the Union and end slavery. Republican support pushed the Thirteenth Amendment through Congress and approval by the states allowing for true freedom for black Americans. This freedom provided free … Read more

Personal life – Scholarship Essay

Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested in movies. My grandma, who was full of the wise the life experience left, always knew about my interest in movies. She feed my vain for the art. Even though her religion, she professed Adventist of seven-day religion, didn’t let her go to … Read more

King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I

King Henry VIII changed history in order to marry Anne Boleyn, hoping she could give him a son to be his heir. He already had a daughter, Mary, by his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, a princess of Spain, whom he divorced. The Pope would not allow the divorce, so Henry declared himself the Head … Read more

John Steinbeck Mocks Feminism

When John Steinbeck mocks feminism he is trying to show how woman in the story are dominated by a male or by a male society in general. The work is introduced by finding the fault against all women. In the times when John Steinbeck wrote the story, The Chrysanthemums, women were seen as inferior. Many … Read more

Frederick Douglas – Character Sketch

Hello, my name is Frederick Douglas. Please excuse my hairdo, I know it’s changed a little bit since The 1800’s, but when the 1970’s came around I just couldn’t resist going with the new styles. Throughout history others have noted me for my ability as a powerful speaker. People have said that my charm, wit, … Read more

A Mothers Love – Ghost Story Or Horror Story

A Mothers Love The idea of a ghost story or horror story has long since been introduced into the world of American literature starting in the late 18th century. These works played with the idea of life after death and its effects on the present. The term gothic or gothic horror has been used to … Read more

The Black Population Of The United States

Black Americans are those persons in the United States who trace their ancestry to members of the Negroid race in Africa. They have at various times in United States history been referred to as African, coloured, Negro, Afro-American, and African-American, as well as black. The black population of the United States has grown from three-quarters … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering is the growing science of the world and is increasingly under the spotlight over ethical issues. Is biotechnology going to save lives, rather than destroy them? and will the benefits outweigh the risks? The main problem with such questions is that we don’t know the answer until we try them out. Like all … Read more

My Heredity Traits Essay

Heredity traits that I think have shaped me into the person I today come mostly from my maternal side. I inherited my mothers easy-going and outgoing personalty. Both of my parents are very level headed and very realistic. I am inherited both of those traits also. My father always went out of his way to … Read more

The Grapes of Wrath – Okies vs Californians

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, is a novel depicting the Okies migration to California during the period in history known as The Dustbowl. In this novel Steinbeck attempts to display the tensions between the Okies and the Californians. This display can be closely compared to today’s tensions between citizens born in the US … Read more

Odysseus, The Hero Essay

Odysseus, the Hero The “Odyssey” is an epic story that has been a significant piece of literature since it was first composed and will remain so for ages to come. One of the reasons it has been so is because of the hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is one of the first Greek mythic heroes renowned for … Read more

“The Road not Taken” – A Very Popular Poem Written By Robert Frost

A very popular poem written by Robert Frost is called “The Road not Taken. ” In my opinion this poem reflects the theme of choices. Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” leaves its readers with a number of different ways to understand its significance. I feel that the reader’s life experiences pertaining to the … Read more

Procrastination – Lack Of Relevance And Interest

Procrastination is a universal everyday phenomenon that can seem little more than clich, a small-talk joke or boast or complaint; we all do it, after all. Yet a newly reported survey of students at a large urban university in the U. S. is probably typical in that a majority (52%) of the students claimed a … Read more

Play Report On A Look Back In Anger

The play, A Look Back in Anger, by John Osborne brings the notion of the “angry man gone mad” to the surface. But what does this play teach us? Or, does this play teach us anything? At the end of this paper it will be evident that this play does teach us something, and that … Read more

Comparing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Song of Roland

In mythological Europe, knightly heroes abounded whereever one could choose to roam. There are hundreds of tales of knights who embodied the concept of chivalry, slew huge dragons, slew legions of foes in single combat, and still made it home in time for dinner. Of all these tales, ballads and poems, a few have risen … Read more

“The Cask of Amontllado” by Edgar Allan Poe

This is very well-thought out story of revenge involving two enemies, in which a man, Montresor elaborately plans the demise of his foe Fortunato. Montresor chooses the the timing to seek his revenge perfectly. It is the time of the carnival (Mardi Gras). The carnival in itself creates a great diversion. It’s a particularly haphazard … Read more

Mary Shelley Frankenstein Essay

Inspired by this wind of promise my daydreams become more fervent and vivid (Shelley 1). Mary Shelley, a great poet of her time, left many legacies and inspired writers all across the nation. From childhood to adulthood, she overcame obstacles in life. Her inspiring life can only begin to be described in words, and her … Read more

Lord of the Flies Pieces of the Puzzle: the Island as a Macrocosm of Man

In viewing the various aspects of the island society in Golding’s Lord of the Flies as a symbolic microcosm of society, a converse perspective must also be considered. Golding’s island of marooned youngsters then becomes a macrocosm, wherein the island represents the individual human and the various characters and symbols the elements of the human … Read more

Life of Oedipus Essay

Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the athenian’s. Oedipus is the embodiement of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are the very … Read more

Literature Demands An Ethical Response

In this essay I want to explicate the intuition that literature demands an ethical response that not only precedes interpretation but also serves as its basis. I am not arguing that the response to texts should be ethical, but simply that it is ethical before it is interpretive. The interpretive position adopted by critics of … Read more

Blood pressure or Hypertension

“Blood pressure” is the force with which your heart pumps blood through the body. Occasional increases in blood pressure levels are not unusual. Hypertension Hypertension is high blood pressure. When heart beats (contracts and relaxes) it pumps out a certain volume of blood. The maximum arterial pressure, measured in mm Hg, determines the systolic reading … Read more

Slavery In The Ancient Civilizations

A slave is a human being who is owned by another human being through birth, purchase, or capture. A slave can be bought, sold, hired out, exchanged, given as a gift, or inherited. They dont have rights, the law doesnt protect them, and their masters rule over them. Their masters can treat them as they … Read more

The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

The play The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, William’s uses many symbols that represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion. The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is the fire escape. This represents the bridge between … Read more

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf

The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fighting Grendel’s mother and a Dragon. … Read more

Catcher In The Rye and For Esme – With Love And Squalor

There have been many great authors to this date in history, as we know it. In my lifetime, J D Salinger is one of the most famous and powerful authors I read. “J D Salinger, one of the world’s most influential and reclusive authors…” (Brooks Richard, The Sunday Times pg 3) states Richard Brooks from … Read more

The Maya – Dominating Society Of Mesoamerica

The Maya were a dominating society of Mesoamerica, rich in culture, community, and art. While life may not be completely interpretable yet, much in known about how these societies were constructed, and how their religion dominated their lives. Much is generally made of their massive stonework, their ceremonial complexes, and ritual sacrifices, but their small … Read more

Drama: Alive And Well

There have been many dramatic plays over the centuries. Many of these plays have died in their time, while others have lived on. What makes these plays endure time and continue to be influential over time? Perhaps it is the storyline or the interesting nature of the play is what makes these dramas last. I … Read more

Analysis of “Crumbling is not an instants Act” by Emily Dickinson

“Crumbling is not an instants Act” is a lyric by Emily Dickinson. It tells how crumbling does not happen instantaneously; it is a gradual process occurring slowly and cumulatively over time. The structure of this poem is complex and it tied directly into the figurative meaning. This poem consists of three quatrains written in iamic … Read more

All the King’s Men: History’s Importance

Throughout All the King’s Men, history plays an important role in the motivations and lives of all the characters. History’s importance is most noticeable, not surprisingly, in the story main characters – Willie Stark and Jack Burden – whose lives focus on and, in some cases, depend upon history and how they relate themselves to … Read more

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet – Ghost

The presence of the apparition in the opening scene of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet sets a macabre and eerie tone while emitting and foreshadowing a theme of death. In addition to the death theme the presence of the ghost illuminates on the mystery surrounding the death of Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark. Often in literature … Read more

Antigone Tragism Essay

Antigone, which was written by Sophocles, is possibly the first written play that still exists today (www. imagi… 1). There is much controversy between who the tragic hero is in the play. Some people say Antigone, some say Creon, others even say Heamon. I believe Creon displays all of the characteristics of a tragic hero. … Read more

Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic

Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. … Read more

Genetic Engineering of Food

Throughout the United States and the rest of the globe, genetically engineered food products are becoming increasingly used in agricultural and manufactured food goods. Because of the increase of genetically altered foods, an increasing population has become hesitant to accept the products and agriculture derived from genetic engineering. The large increase in genetically engineered foods … Read more

Death of a Salesman – Biff

In the play Death of a Salesman, Biff Loman is the oldest son of Willy Loman, the namesake salesman. When he was younger, Biff had a good relationship with his father. Though Willy was not the ideal father, Biff idolized him, and Willy basked in Biffs admiration. Later on in life, though, Biff and his … Read more

The Censorship Of Art

Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. … Read more

Peter the Great

Peter the Great or Peter I, czar of Russia, reigned from (1672-1725). In many ways he bettered the country of Russia, but in other ways he hurt Russia. The ways in which bettered the country outweighs the bad effects put upon Russians during his reign. Most of the ways that he improved the country stemmed … Read more

Oedipus Rex As A Tragic Hero Essay

In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle’s definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a king whose life falls apart when he finds out his life story. There are a number of characteristics described by Aristotle that identify a tragic hero. For example, a … Read more