“The Storm” by Kate Chopin

The plot of the story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin is a conventional everyday plot. The story would not be so interesting if it weren’t for the last line of the story; “So the storm passed and everyone was happy. ” What did she mean by the closing line? My interpretation of the story is … Read more

A Drunk Bus Driver and A Bad Accident

Sometimes, even from the most unsuspecting people wonderful and profound messages can originate. This is the story of one such incident when much could be learned from a person like that. On the way to school one day, this kid named Patrick went around telling everyone that he had some beer in his lunch box. … Read more

Nelson Mandela and his book, Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives’ with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple … Read more

Causes Of Endangered Species

The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organism to become endangered are human- related. When discussing the causes … Read more

US Postal Service Monopoly

As many Federal departments and agencies lurch into an era of running without funds, the leaders of both parties of Congress are spending less and less time searching for a compromise to balance the budget, and more and more time deciding how to use it to their advantage on the campaign trail. Meanwhile money is … Read more

The Value of Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby, who is one of the main characters of the Great Gatsby, is a man with a mysterious background and an unknown personality. He doesn’t mention too much about his past except certain fabricated highlights of his life which were designed to impress others. The strange and humorous thing is that he carries articles … Read more

The Great Gatsby – Male and Female Interactions

Through the interactions between male and female characters, Fitzgerald depicts a variety of social expectations regarding “typical” male behavior in the 1920’s. In the novel The Great Gatsby, characters such as Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, George Wilson and Nick Carraway demonstrate behavior that acts to maintain and live up to expectations inherent in society. Through … Read more

Absalom Kumalo

The characters, Absalom and Stephen, are exact opposites in the Bible. Absalom is a traitor to his father, David. Stephen becomes the first martyr for the Christian faith. Absalom was murdered because he turned the people of Israel against king David. Stephen was killed because of his faith, and his death was a symbol of … Read more

Causes of The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U. S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was … Read more

The economic downturns of the Great Depression

The economic downturns of the Great Depression contributed to the countys fascination with gangster genres. As Americans lost their jobs or saw their farms foreclosed on by the once admired establishment or banking system; with public endorsement gangsters descended in spirit from Americas frontier outlaws such as the James Gang, and led by desperadoes like … Read more

Trifles by Susan Glaspell

Trifles was written in the early 1900’s by Susan Glaspell. This occurred far before the women’s movement. Women were generally looked upon as possessions to their husbands. Their children, all wages, and belongings were property of their husbands. In Glaspell’s story it is easily depicted as to what role the men and women portrayed in … Read more

Marijuanas Short and Long Term Effects On The Brain

Millions are abusing marijuana every day. In fact, 1 out of 7 high school students smoke marijuana more than once a day. Marijuana is taken very lightly and is the most highly used illegal drug. For this reason, society should know its short and long term effects on the brain. Marijuana can effect these two … Read more

The Monster’s Human Nature

Hollywood has played a big part is our lives. Growing up we’ve seen numerous movies, some that scared us others that touch us, and those images stayed with us forever. So what happens when Hollywood takes a classic piece of literature such as Frankenstein and turns into a monster movie. It transforms the story so … Read more

The History of Cloning

The theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning. 400 million years B. C. – Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the … Read more

Canterbury Tales-A personal perspective on the Medieval Christian Church

In researching Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of stories named The Canterbury Tales, an interesting illustration of the Medieval Church becomes evident. A crooked society exists within the corrupt, medieval church community. Not all of the clergy’s intentions were corrupt, but as Chaucer, through his character the Pardoner,so well put it,’Radix malorum est cupiditas’;, ( Love of … Read more

The Age Of Reason And Decay

Rousseau’s ideology of education and nature laid the basic ground work for many of the Gothic novels that saturated the English society from the 1764 to 1830. From The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe to the book which was able to forge a bridge of thought that was able to span the chasm … Read more

Justice In Book I Of The Republic

The Republic of Plato begins in a similar fashion that many other Platonic dialogues begin, with that of a question. The conversation between Socrates and the aged Cephalus becomes a philosophical discussion of what advantages money has brought to Cephalus’ life. Cephalus replies that money has allowed him “to tell the truth and pay one’s … Read more

Magnificent Sites

Initially, prehistoric graves were simple burials covered with a mound of sand or stones and wind blew the sand away, creating a need for a more secure burials (CD-ROM Egyptian Pyramids). Imagine the what ifs? What if there were no scavengers capable of digging through sand and stone? What if the people who buried their … Read more

A Critical Analysis of The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Ernest Hemingways background influenced him to write the short story The Snows of Kilimanjaro. One important influence on the story was that Hemingway had a fear of dying without finishing a work. Hemingway confirmed this fear in many interviews. Baker, in The Slopes of Kilimanjaro, states that Hemingway could well express the feelings of Harry … Read more

The short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge”

The short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, by Flannery OConnor tells the story of Julian, the main character and his thoughts and feelings toward his mother. Julian is a college graduate who has a fair understating of the world he lives in, and because of this finds difficulty dealing with his mother and her … Read more

The Negative Effects of Television

For most of you, as it was for me, I grew up watching three, four and even five hours of television a day. It was a part of my daily routine and it wasn’t easy for me to break. I managed to do it when my family and I moved to a small city in … Read more

Internet Regulation: Policing Cyberspace

The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The … Read more

The Buddhist religion

The Buddhist religion originated from a man named Siddhartha Gautama who founded the religion in the late 6th century B. C. The Buddhist religion is very different from Western religions which believe in an actual religious figure. The religious beliefs of Buddhists are based on the actual teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. Commonly known as The … Read more

Animal Rights

In his Meditations, Rene Descartes argues that animals are purely physical entities, having no mental or spiritual substance. Thus, Descartes concludes, animals can’t reason, think, feel pain or suffer. Animals, are mere machines with no consciousness. Use the Internet to explore the issue of animal rights. Investigate the legacy left by Rene Descartes concerning the … Read more

Employee-Assistance Programs

By definition employee-assistance programs (EAP’s) give a business the means for identifying employees whose job performance is negatively affected by personal problems. EAP’s should arrange for structured assistance to solve those problems with the goal of reestablishing the employee’s job performance. Three ways they help the employer and the employee: First, EAP’s should help in … Read more

The White Hotel

Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund Freud in the 1890’s and then further developed by himself, his students, and other followers. It consists of activities such as using methods for research into the human mind, a systematic knowledge about the mind, and a method for the treatment of psychological … Read more

A Case Study In Diversity: India And Romania

The WWW of most URLs (Uniform/Universal Resource Locators) literally translated, means the WORLD WIDE WEB. As such, one would think that it would be easy to find information and sites from virtually any point in the world. To some extent, this is the case — but it can be very difficult. As a large part … Read more

Violence and Rock & Roll: Hand in Hand?

People that have been to concerts know what kind of damage goes on, and how many innocent people are hurt by the violence that goes on at these shows. This is something that needs to end. Many people have been punched, kicked, shoved, thrown, hit by flying objects, fallen, trampled, crushed and, sadly in many … Read more

The Continuant Domination of the Aboriginal People

In any Canadian history class we learnt about how the Europeans settled in Canada to build a new life. Furthermore, as kids we have always learnt that Christopher Columbus had discovered Canada as an empty piece of land, with no habitants whatsoever. (Flashback Canada, 1994) These statements are false. Native Canadians had already been living … Read more