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Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka When he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes. Gregor Samsa has gone through a metamorphosis. This change has turned Gregor into a monstrous vermin. The anxieties, inner terrors, and cynicism, which fill Gregor’s life, are expr
Mother Courage And Her Children By Brecht
Mother Courage And Her Children By Brecht
Mother Courage And Her Children By Brecht In 1939, on the eve of the Nazi Holocaust, the great German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote Mother Courage and Her Children. For the setting of his play, he chose the Thirty Years\' War, the senseless 17th century European conflict that pitted Protestants against Catholics and laid waste to whole lands and peoples. Spanning the years 1618-1648, it was the most destructive war in European history until modern times. It was a war which seemingly no one wa
My Antonia By Willa Cather
My Antonia By Willa Cather
My Antonia By Willa Cather THERE was a curious social situation in black hawk. All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help their fathers struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school. (Page 127) This was the way of life for most girls around the 1920s. The book My Antonia by Willa Cather, Refreshingly creates female roles and strong p
My Antonia By Willa Cather
My Antonia By Willa Cather
My Antonia By Willa Cather The Inability to Provide for His Family, and Why it Drove Mr. Shimerda to Suicide My Antonia, by Willa Cather, is a novel about Jim Burden and his relationship and experiences growing up with Antonia Shimerda in Nebraska. Throughout the book Jim reflects on his memories of Nebraska and the Shimerda family, often times in a sad and depressing tone. One of the main ways Cather is able to provoke these sad emotions within the reader is through the suicide of Antonia\'s f
My Ideal Father
My Ideal Father
My Ideal Father My father, a man with a great personality and great thoughts, taught me deciplins and importance of life. He is the best father one can have. He is 6 feet tall and has a mustache. Women are always ready for one-night-stands with him. So you can see how handsome he would be. Since he is a gentleman, he never even thinks towards that direction. My mom is very proud to have him as her husband. He gave a lot of sacrifices for his family, turning down all those pretty women would be
Nineteen Eighty Four
Nineteen Eighty Four
Nineteen Eighty Four A Grim Prediction of the Future Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwell\'s criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The book\'s message is so powerful that some say it went so far as to prevent the sinister future from realizing itself. Althought the book starts out as the story of a neu
Of Mice And Men By Steinbeck Masterpiece
Of Mice And Men By Steinbeck Masterpiece
Of Mice And Men By Steinbeck Masterpiece A common characteristic of people is they\'re yearning for something more. Everyone has dreams and ambitions that they try desperately to attain. Most of the time these dreams are harmless but other times, what seems normal and doable turns bad and can hinder not only themselves but also others in the process. George from Of Mice And Men was a poor, traveling farmer who\'s only goal in life was to live in his own land and have a successful agricultural b
Open Life By Joseph Campbell
Open Life By Joseph Campbell
Open Life By Joseph Campbell In the novel, An Open Life, by Joseph Campbell, I agree that life is like a novel and that disasters result in structuring a great aspect of your life. If you really think about what Mr. Campbell is saying, he is right. Looking back at my life with all the ups and downs I have experienced, made me who I am now, which is a great thing. I had an experience with a boyfriend which caused me to get a great job to make as much money as my Mother. A reading that makes me a
Original Essay
Original Essay
Original Essay Just calm down would you. For a few moments at least. You have got ages to think about what you are taking with you, 20 minutes before you have to be out of that door. Pausing to listen to my mother’s unhelpful words has cost me yet another few precious seconds, seconds that I don’t have to waste, not now anyway. I won’t snap at her mind, she is the sole reason that I have the opportunity to be going where I am. You see, she has agreed to lie, to my somewhat over protective fat
Oscar
Oscar
Oscar Wilde Author: Oscar Wilde Setting: Begins in a flat in London then proceeds to a manor house in the countryside in the late 1800\'s. Plot: Two men, John Jack Earnest Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, use the deception [a Bunbury] that both their names were Ernest, in order to secure marriage to the women they love, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Then there is the ultimate unraveling of their lies, which still ends in their impending nuptials. Cast of Key Characters John Jack Ernest W
Own Writing
Own Writing
Own Writing I remember that cold day in October three years ago as I walked down the endless rows of new and used cars. I was oblivious to the sounds of the congested afternoon traffic around me. All that was on my mind was anticipation, a little hope, and a checkbook in my pocket that seemed to weigh so heavy despite the lack of funds it represented. It was only a matter of time before one of the salesmen would notice me wandering aimlessly through the car lot and eagerly approach me. In the m
Paradise Lost And Satan
Paradise Lost And Satan
Paradise Lost And Satan The argument over who is the true protagonist of Paradise Lost, has been brewing for centuries. One would gather that Milton, a Puritan, would have no problem casting God as the hero, and Satan as the antagonist. But looking back in history, Milton saw that most epic heroes had conflicts that prevented them from accomplishing their goals. God and his Son have no conflict, and Adam’s story doesn’t really begin until the Fall of Man. Therefore, Milton was forced to select
Prejudice In Literature
Prejudice In Literature
Prejudice In Literature Toni Morrison’s, The Bluest Eye, Alice Walker’s , The Color Purple , and Richard Wright’s autobiography , Black Boy , all represent prejudicy . The preceding novels show the characters were typical victims, not understading the division of power amongst races. The Bluest Eye , a heart breaking story of a little back girl living in Lorain, Ohio during the 1930’s, manifest the longing of Pecola Breedlove’s obsession for love. In order to achieve love she would have to deny
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen Jane Austen\'s Pride and Prejudice is the story of an English family in the early 1800\'s. The central theme in the story is the necessity of making a good marriage for each of the five daughters in the Bennet family. Elizabeth Bennet is the central character in the novel and the second oldest daughter. The role of her sisters\' characters influence Elizabeth\'s thoughts about her own romantic interest, Fitzwilliam Darcy, throughout the novel. Lydia Bennet, El
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen The tone of many novels is set within the first few lines or pages; the reader can also tell the author\'s style through diction detail, and syntax. Jane Austin\'s Pride and Prejudice is a novel such as this- Austin\'s opening sentence sets the tome for the rest of the book preparing the reader for her satirical treatment of regency manners and morals, the novel will become, learns her style of the novel, and it also sets up foreshadowing for the novel. It is
Pride And Prejudice Novel
Pride And Prejudice Novel
Pride And Prejudice Novel In writing, one can express feelings they can never convey aloud. Letters allow one to reveal their thoughts more personally and intimately than they can in person. Staring at a blank page of paper is definitely less intimidating than looking into someone’s eyes. Communication is such an important vitality, and letter-writing the lacks loss of words, stuttering, awkward silences, and uneasiness that conversations can sometimes carry. In the novel Pride and Prejudice, l
Progressivism
Progressivism
Progressivism Movements I. The Origins of Progressivism A. A Spirit of Reform in the late 1800’s 1. Henry George believed that poverty could be eliminated by using land productively by everyone. Also taxing the nonproductive more than the productive. 2. Edward Bellamy believed that the government should create a trust to take care of the needs of the people rather than profit. 3. Many groups wanted change for the majority of people such as the socialist, the union members and members of municip
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the relatives alike of the planets of a thousand distant stars. ( Dragon*con, website). He’s won many awards for his writings and lectures, and I have no doubt in my mind that his writings will live on forever. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzl
Richard Adams Writings
Richard Adams Writings
Richard Adams Writings Richard Adams was born in Newbury, England in May of 1920. He was the youngest of three children, a sister, Katherine, and a brother, John. (Richard had had another brother but he died at the age of three from influenza.) Richard was his father\'s favorite. George Adams (his dad), spent most of his time with young Richard teaching him about all the nature in the area. Richard grew up a few miles from the town of Newbury on a three acre piece of land with a house named Oa
Sabbath Dinner
Sabbath Dinner
Sabbath Dinner The Israeli family is not an ordinary American family no matter how Americanized the kids feel. In most American families, with a teenager involved a Friday night is a detached night from the family. You ask just about any teenager what they do on a Friday night and they will say, Party or Hang out with friends. On the other hand the family-dinner that my parents and I went to was at our friend’s house and like most Israeli families they to spend Friday nights as a family; no
Samuel Clemens As Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens As Mark Twain
Samuel Clemens As Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), American writer and humorist, whose best work is characterized by broad, often irreverent humor or biting social satire. Twain\'s writing is also known for realism of place and language, memorable characters, and hatred of hypocrisy and oppression. Born in Florida, Missouri, Clemens moved with his family to Hannibal, Missouri, a port on the Mississippi River, when he was four years old. There he received a public school educatio
Samuel Clemens Works
Samuel Clemens Works
Samuel Clemens Works Heaven and Hell and sunset and rainbows and the aurora all fused into on divine harmony . . . It is by the goodness of God that in out country we have those three unspeakable precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. Samuel Clemens\' profound response to beauty was immediately and untrammeled-the beauty of nature, for which no special training is necessary for appreciation. The quote above supports the i
Slaughter House Five
Slaughter House Five
Slaughter House Five Billy Pilgrim is unstuck in time, and so is Slaughterhouse Five. Novel follows Billy\'s unhinged life. If I write every hop, skip, and jump, the summary would be as complicated as the book. These are the basic facts of Pilgrim\'s life; they are shown in chronological order (but are definitely not in the book): Billy Pilgrim is born in 1922 and grows up in Ilium, New York. He is a funny-looking youth, he does reasonably well in high school, enrolls in night classes at the I
Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison
Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison
Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison The book called Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison, deals with many real life issues, most of which are illustrated by the relationships between different family members. One archetypal relationship that Morrison includes in her book is the father:son relationship. Although it is obvious that Morrison does talk about this topic, it is not so obvious what she is trying to say about it. So, one might ask, how does the author establish the father:son relationships th
Stalking By Joyce Carol
Stalking By Joyce Carol
Stalking By Joyce Carol We have read or heard many stories throughout our lives. We know that stories can vary in purpose: They can either teach a moral lesson or entertain. Some stories interest us; others do not. In order for a story to be interesting, it must be told in a way that does not bore or confuse the reader. This story must have elements that attenuate to a central purpose. These elements (setting, character, plot, point of view, symbol, theme, etc.) forge the thoughts and ideas of t
Stranger And Meursault
Stranger And Meursault
Stranger And Meursault The way a person reacts to ordinary situations determines the opinions of others based on their behavior. Yet, when this behavior is abnormal or different from the rest of society, it causes society to form an opinion based totally on a person’s behavior not their true personality. In Meursault’s case, his strange opinions and unexpected remarks put him in this position, without ever really giving him an opportunity to be truly understood. However, Meursault cannot change
Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee
Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee
To Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee In the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee the main setting of Maycomb County, a southern American county is of great importance to the novel. Maycomb defines the actions people take. It is the kind of town where you expect this kind of prejudice, divisions and narrow-mindedness to take place. The novel is set in the 1930’s. The world situation is one of strife and hardship because of the Great Depression. This trouble and difficulty had spread to America an
Dogs
Dogs
Top Dogs As the Top Dog here at the Retriever Barn I am not only an authority on hunting but also I thoroughly understand the problems you humans have. You know, all my children and I want to do is get a retrieve in now and then. We get real tired of showing up day after day during hunting season only to see our supposedly human partners miss another bird. Sometimes I feel we are better off back at the kennel retrieving dummies from Mr. Maxey. Speaking of dummies, I have hunted with more than
True West 
True West 
True West Lee to Austin, I mean you never had any more on the ball than I did. But here you are gettin\' invited into prominent people\'s houses. Sittin\' around talkin\' like you know somethin\'…In fact I been inside some pretty classy places in my time. And I never even went to an Ivy League school either. In the play True West Austin, the protagonist, is a kinetic character. In the beginning of the play he is depicted as being a prominent, upper class member of society, but throughout the
Unwanted Child By Mary Blew
Unwanted Child By Mary Blew
Unwanted Child By Mary Blew “The Unwanted Child”, by Mary Clearman Blew, is a look into the life of this author when she was 18-year-old and facing several unexpected, important decisions. These decisions were regarding the path she would choose that would ultimately map out what the rest of her life would be like. Mary marries at a young age with the notion that marriage will bring her all the excitement and grown up experiences that she longs for. However, her plans for her life come to a hars
Women And Writing 
Women And Writing 
Women And Writing Since the beginning of times, human beings have found various ways to express themselves and more specifically how to declare their feelings and emotions. We all know that art (in a general term) is supposed to be the tool used for expression. People from different communities, cultural backgrounds, and religions, have been appealed to manifest and share their uniqueness through art. Art, whether it was music, painting, sculpting or writing has been highly censured through time
Wuthering Heights And Great Expectations 
Wuthering Heights And Great Expectations 
Wuthering Heights And Great Expectations Throughout the years authors have written many great stories. Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Bronte, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens are two examples of great stories. Both of these stories can be set off and paralleled to the other. The setting, time era, and lover’s relationships are the elements of comparison and differentiation. The settings, in which the two stories take place, influence the people and the situations that occur. In Bro
Wuthering Heights By Bronte
Wuthering Heights By Bronte
Wuthering Heights By Bronte In Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights the idea compensation for love lost is discussed. Wuthering Heights is a quiet house in the country where the Earnshaw’s and Heathcliff live. Heathcliff loves Catherine Earnshaw very much but, she decides to marry another man, Edgar. Heathcliff marries Edgar’s sister just to make Catherine jealous. At the end Heathcliff abandons his plan for vengeance and professes his love for Catherine only to see her die soon after. In the novel
Yellow Wallpaper And Darling
Yellow Wallpaper And Darling
Yellow Wallpaper And Darling In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, and Anton Chekhov’s, “The Darling”, we are introduced to main characters with lives surrounded by control. In Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the main character, which remains nameless, is controlled by her husband, John. He tells her what she is and is not allowed to do, where she is to live, and that is she is not permitted to see her own child. In Chekhov’s, “The Darling”, the main character, Olenka, allows
Air Quality
Air Quality
Air Quality Today, the air quality aspect of ARL research is by far the dominant theme, but distinctions among the themes remain somewhat vague. For example, the models developed for emergency response purposes are among those used for air quality prediction. The Air Quality and Dispersion theme is one of the strongest ties that binds ARL\'s components together. ARL is not heavily involved in the pure science of the business. Instead, ARL focusses on the need to assemble integrated understandin
California Environment
California Environment
California Environment A key environmental challenge not only in the Central Valley but also in all of California is how to protect and preserve both the regions agricultural resources and its coastal boundaries. California is a unique state; we are basically a bunch of states/separate regions that are all encompassed under one defined boundary. We have a large coastline, industry, agriculture, mountains, forests, deserts, valleys, large and small cities, and major interstate trade and transpor
Clean Air Partnership
Clean Air Partnership
Clean Air Partnership The Clean Air Partnership will be hosting a VIP Reception on Thursday, July 8th at the Science Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The reception is being held in an effort to increase the level of awareness of CEO’s and senior managers of area businesses and institutions regarding the continued need to address ozone air quality in the greater metropolitan region. To date, nearly 400 local employers are formally participating in either the Clean Air Partnership’s Clean Air
Climate
Climate
Climate Change Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earth’s ecosystems. How much more the earth can take remains a very heated issue. Here a look at the facts sheds some very dark light. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people, while today there are 5.8 billion. There may well be 10 billion
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Science Human kind has entered a brand new relationship with the earth. The constant and increasing pressures we are exerting threaten our planets ability to sustain life itself. Change-in the way we think , and in the way we live-is needed now. Global warming is the most urgent environmental problem the world will face in the next decade and the next century. Few, if any, trends are more important to our future than climate change caused by human activities. Scientist around the
Forests Extinction
Forests Extinction
Forests Extinction Can you picture our earth without forests? Many of us can’t. Forests cover approximately one fifth of the worlds land surface and play an important role in our everyday lives (Dudley 4). Forests provide us with many products and services from helping maintain erosion to providing jobs for our citizens. Humanity depends on the survival of a healthy ecosystem and deforestation is causing many social, economic and ecological problems. One ecological problem is Global warming wit
And Electric Cars
And Electric Cars
Gas And Electric Cars As his car warmed up that morning, Alan Wilson stared with amazement at his gas gauge. I can’t believe it’s on ‘EMPTY’ again, he ranted. I just spent twenty bucks last weekend! Alan sped away from his home toward the gas station before he had to be at work that morning only to find out that the gas prices had been raised again. Why don’t I just burn my money? he said facetiously. Alan grabbed the nozzle and began the weekly task of filling up the gas tank on his 1970
Hurricanes In Florida
Hurricanes In Florida
Hurricanes In Florida According to the National Hurricane Center, a hurricane releases heat energy at a rate of 50 trillion to 200 trillion watts, which is equivalent to the energy from exploding 10 megaton bombs every 20 minutes. With such strength, it is no wonder why these natural disasters have such large destructive impacts on the environment. Furthermore, hurricanes are of extreme importance to Florida, since they have historically plagued the state, especially in 1992 with Hurricane Andr
Incident At Bhopal
Incident At Bhopal
Incident At Bhopal To examine the events contributing to the tragedy at Bhopal, India and their repercussions and to draw conclusions based on these events. What Happened at Bhopal? Reading newspaper and magazine articles written immediately following the events at Bhopal, it is apparent that it took some time for authorities to determine the causes of the industrial accident. Speculation seems to have run wild for a time following the accident. Drawing from later statistics and information see
Oil Spills
Oil Spills
Oil Spills Oil is a product used by everyone, but sometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an oceangoing tanker, pipelines, or other oil sources. Oil spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight million barrels of oil are spilled each year. Tankers usually carry about five-hundred million barrels of oil. Many oil spills, large in land or ocean coverage, have had major impacts on the earth and it’s inhabitants. Many animals are die and some are
Ozone Regulations
Ozone Regulations
Ozone Regulations In 1997 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established new ozone standards. The EPA also placed special restrictions on twenty-two states in the Ohio Valley and Midwest regions to prevent emissions from coal-burning power plants from being carried into the New England States by wind currents. (Tennessee is one of these twenty-two states.) Both of these rulings were recently either struck down or placed on hold by Federal Appeals Courts. Why: The regulations put into pla
Pesticides Effects
Pesticides Effects
Pesticides Effects There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it\'s affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests that can destroy crops. These toxins are being ingested by humans in the forms of fruits and vege
Rainforest Depletion
Rainforest Depletion
Rainforest Depletion Long ago, the Earth had a green belt of rain forests around its middle that covered almost twelve percent of the earth\'s land surface. (Miller & Berry 3) Today, the rain forest covers two percent of the earth\'s land surface and it is declining rapidly. The following will be a description of the rain forest, factors in its destruction, and if there are any answers to slow or halt the process. Today, as we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, we have reached a t
Reforestation
Reforestation
Reforestation The purpose of this written report is to inform the reader about the concerns and facts involved with reforestation. Reforestation began in Ontario after World War II. What happened was, professional foresters were assigned to an area and became responsible for its well being. Under the Crown Timber Act, long term management was prepared. Then the many steps needed to rebuild a forest began. Included in this report will be information on the effects of cutting and replanting, such
Silent Spring
Silent Spring
Silent Spring Rachel Louise Carson (1907-64), was an American marine biologist, and author of widely read books on ecological themes. Carson was born in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and educated at the former Pennsylvania College for Women and Johns Hopkins University. Rachel Carson taught Zoology at the University of Maryland from 1931 to 1936. She was an aquatic biologist at the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and its successor, the Fish and Wildlife Service, from 1936 to 1952. Rachel Carson wrote 4 bo
Hitler And Stalin
Hitler And Stalin
Hitler And Stalin During the period leading up to World War II, there were two famous dictators who were on opposing sides, yet had similar records. These men were Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. They were each triumphant in their rise to power in their countries and they were very comparable in the ways that they succeeded. Their success was mostly attributed to their new ideas and their politics. Although Hitler and Stalin hated each other, the two leaders were similar in many ways. Hitler a