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Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twone
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream Picture this, a person graduates from high school with honors, goes to college and graduates at the top of his/her class. After college, he/she is offered a job in the field he/she wants with an annual salary of about $400,000 a year. He/she marries the person of his/her dreams, has two children and moves into a large, elegant house. Forty years later that person retires with a pension and lives the rest of his/her life in luxury. This is the American Dream. F. S
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream
Great Gatsby And American Dream The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to capture its illusionary goals. This dream has varying significances for different people but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream and in order to do this he must have wealth and power. Jay Gatsby, the central
Great Gatsby And Dream Downfall
Great Gatsby And Dream Downfall
Great Gatsby And Dream Downfall The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to capture its illusionary goals. This is a common them central to many novels. This dream has varying significances for different people but in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream and in order to do this he must
Guilt Of Killing The Innocent
Guilt Of Killing The Innocent
Guilt Of Killing The Innocent A conscience cannot prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it Harry Hershfield Have you ever hurt or killed something throughout your life and felt bad about your actions? A sense of wonder and reason probably crossed your mind and all you could ask yourself was, why? There\'s many times people feel guilty about their actions and sometimes have a feeling of sadness and depression. Animals are a huge part of the world that cause remorse among society. Man
Heart Of Darkness And Modest Proposal
Heart Of Darkness And Modest Proposal
Heart Of Darkness And Modest Proposal Colonization in the Theme of A Modest Proposal and Heart of Darkness Starting at the beginning of the seventeenth century, European countries began exploring and colonizing many different areas of the world. The last half of the nineteenth century saw the height of European colonial power around the globe. France, Belgium, Germany, and especially Great Britain, controlled over half the world. Along with this achievement came a notable sense of pride and
Herman
Herman
Herman Melville Melville, Herman (1819-91), an American Novelist, is widely regarded as one of America\'s greatest and most influential novelists; known primarily as the author of Moby Dick. He belonged to a group of eminent pre-Civil War writers-American Romantics or members of the American Renaissance-who created a new and vigorous national literature. He is one of the notable examples of an American author whose work went largely unrecognized in his own time and died in obscurity. American n
History
History
History And Cultures By Thomas Sowell History and Cultures by Thomas Sowell surveys many different cultures and explains why cultures have differences in productivity, income, wealth, education, occupation and industry. A reason for these differences is due primary to geography, rather than to the individual or ethnic group. History has proven that because of geography that no one society has developed equally and that the size of a person\'s cultural world will influence how far a person or
Holocaust And Crucible
Holocaust And Crucible
Holocaust And Crucible Hitler believed in ethnic cleansing. He wanted the non-white race to disappear. To him non-whites were an inferior race. Individuals of Jewish descent were particularly singled out. Hitler ordered their imprisonment in concentration camps which had deplorable living conditions. Jewish prisoners were badly mistreated and then most were killed. This ethnic cleansing didn’t just take place in Germany but all over Western Europe. The Crucible also tackles the problem of p
Human
Human
Human Anthology Of Literature This is a common phrase used by many people through out the world, but is it true? Early in the history of America was the debate over self-reliance started, however the topic was not given this name until Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about it in the nineteenth century. Self-reliance, according to Webster\'s dictionary, is the reliance on one\'s own efforts and abilities. Emerson and other transcendentalists, along with Quakers and Deists believed that man should be s
Johnny Got A Life
Johnny Got A Life
Johnny Got A Life The states had been dependent on England but wanted no more of it. They had been in fact 13 independent republics, and they wanted no more of that either. No one knew how the new Constitution would work or how it would effect the freedom of the states. Washington was determined to build a real federal government for the United States. The new government was launched April 30, 1789, when Washington took his oath as president in New York City, the first national capital. In 1792
King Arthur Myth
King Arthur Myth
King Arthur Myth There has been a lot of material written about King Arthur and his court. He has been a popular figure in literature for over 800 years. People believe he was only a myth and some people believe he was an actual person. Not a lot of information on King Arthur is fact; most is fictional from many types of writers. The earliest reference of Arthur is the poem Gododdin (A.D. 600) also Historia Bitton by Nennius (A.D.800). In Sir Thomas Mallory\'s Novel Le Morte D\'Arthur, peo
King
King
King Arthur If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much one person as a whole array of characters and themes, a montage so to speak. Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm. But we think also of his Queen, of the fair and wayward Guinevere, we think of his enchanter, Merlin, who presided over his birth, who set him on the throne, who established him there in the early and travelled days
Lady Audley's Secret By Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret By Braddon
Lady Audley\'s Secret By Braddon Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is a novel of many elements. It has been placed in many different style or genre categories since its publication. I feel that it best fits under the melodrama or sensational genre, and under the subgenre of mystery. It contains significant elements of both types of writing, so I feel it is best to recognize both, keeping in mind that melodrama is its main device and mystery is a type of Victorian melodrama. In or
Langston Hughes As Social Person
Langston Hughes As Social Person
Langston Hughes As Social Person Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as V...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughess affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender. (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changin
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920\'s has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton\'s life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novel
Literary Study For Dummies
Literary Study For Dummies
Literary Study For Dummies A Modified Version of R. L. McGuire\'s Passionate Attention: an introduction to literary study. Literature and criticism Authors basic assumption of a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values. One\'s unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values come to light as a reader reads or a writer writes. Literature is a record of specific personal perceptions: H. Read-th
Lords Of Discipline By Pat Conroy
Lords Of Discipline By Pat Conroy
Lords Of Discipline By Pat Conroy The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy I wear the ring and return often to the city of Charleston, South Carolina, to study the history of my becoming a man, (Conroy, 1). The Lords of Discipline is essentially the story of Will McLean growing up and learning what it really means to be an honorable man. He began the book as one person: a young, naive cadet in his senior year who used humor to keep everyone from seeing how troubled he was. The book ends with Wil
Major American Writers
Major American Writers
Major American Writers The honored title of Major American Writer tends to be ambiguous and ill defined in part because each individual reader holds preconceived notions about what characteristics a writer should possess to be classified as a major author. Every work an author creates combines with the others to form a body of material on which the writer is judged. This class on Major American Writers studied five authors with completely different genres, writing styles, and general appeal.
Malcolm Hendrix
Malcolm Hendrix
Malcolm Hendrix The Racist Malcolm was a racist, violent Black Man. He has been an anti-white all through his previous life as he had confessed, and has remained the same even after his pilgrimage to Mecca. His thoughts and emotions deny the White man, and he still sees them as hypocrites who try to benefit from the Blacks, using Negroes as tools to enrich their lives. The influence he had received during his past years from Elijah Muhammad, and his learning of the history of the White man had
Mark Twain As Philosopher
Mark Twain As Philosopher
Mark Twain As Philosopher Mark Twain is, according to critics and readers alike, the first great American novelist (Reuben). Throughout his lifetime Twain, born Samuel Longhorn Clemens, held an eclectic mix of jobs, and, wrote a great deal about his experiences and his boyhood. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (AOTS) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (AOHF) are a pair of novels by Twain that: present the new and radical changes in the early 1800s in contrast to the old fashioned ways; mirror Twain
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian
Mel Brooks As Jewish Comedian Mel Brooks\'s membership in the elite club of Jewish comedians is essentially impossible to dispute. The question is whether or not his comedy is atypical. Satirizing Jewish history and klutzy old Jewish men is normal for Jewish comedy. However, Don\'t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party, is something that you would not expect to hear in typical Jewish comedy (The Producers). Defined broadly, there are two forms which Mel Brooks\'s Jewish humor t
Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton
Michael Crichton For almost three decades, Michael Crichton has written novels that appeal to his reader\'s imagination and take a firm hold of their pocketbooks. Crichton\'s writing stands out as much as his 6=9 frame. He has become one of the most widely read and bought science fiction authors of the past three decades. From his first novel The Andromeda Strain, which he published while in medical school, to his most recent Airframe, Crichton has captivated his readers and left them craving m
Middle Ages And Literature
Middle Ages And Literature
Middle Ages And Literature Middle Ages saw many developments and new trends, but none so plainly as the developments witnessed in the Language and Literature of that time. It began with the Norman Conquest: eloquent french words substituted for the harsh saxon equivalents, primarily in the upper levels of society. Literature began to reflect these changes in the language, and continued to evolve throughout the Renissance. Together, these aspects helped define the Middle Ages. The Norman Conqu
Mrs Dalloway And To The Lighhouse By Virginia Wool
Mrs Dalloway And To The Lighhouse By Virginia Wool
Mrs Dalloway And To The Lighhouse By Virginia Woolf In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society as
My Family And Other Animals By Durell
My Family And Other Animals By Durell
My Family And Other Animals By Durell My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a novel concerning an English family, the Durrells, who suddenly leave their home in Britain in order to move to the Greek island of Corfu. This book is told from the viewpoint of Gerald Durrell, the youngest member of the family, who gives a detailed account of certain incidents that are imprinted in his mind, of the family’s five year stay in Corfu. Many of the anecdotes capture the most interesting of the
Native Son By Right
Native Son By Right
Native Son By Right Richard Wright marked the beginning of a new era in black fiction. He was one of the first American writers of his time to confront his readers with the effects of racism. Wright had a way of telling his reader about his own life through his writing. He is best known for his novel, Native Son, which is deeply rooted in his personal life and the times in which he lived. This paper will discuss this outstanding American writer, his highly acclaimed novel, Native Son, and how h
Oliver
Oliver
Oliver Twist And Anti Semism Charles Dickens being anti-Semitic when portraying the character Fagin as the Jew, in his classic story Oliver Twist, or was he merely painting an accurate portrait of the 19th Century Jew in England? Some critics seem to believe so. Though there are no indications of neither anti-Semitic nor racist slurs throughout the story, Dickens\' image turned out to follow the path of his time and place in history. The result is an enlightened picture of Victorian England\'
Oroonoko By Aphra Behn
Oroonoko By Aphra Behn
Oroonoko By Aphra Behn In Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko, the author expresses her views on a African American slave openly and passionately, which in the Seventeenth century was unsuited for a person , let alone a woman, to do. By establishing the story from a first person account there becomes a juxtaposition of both author and character. By doing so the reader is able to feel more passion and anguish towards Oroonoko rather than through some fictional fable. Throughout the story Behn is also taking a
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
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
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet - West Side Story Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators’ unique visions evolved. Shakespeare’s delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through rete
Survivors Tale And Spiegelman
Survivors Tale And Spiegelman
Survivors Tale And Spiegelman There is an old saying that a picture says a thousand words. Art Spiegelman’s series Maus: A Survivors Tale proves this saying to a tee. Added to the dialogue, a million possibilities arise. The series is a biographical comic book about his father’s experiences during the Holocaust. It uses cats, mice, and other animals to present this very delicate subject. The first book in the series received tremendous adulation and received the National Book Critics Circle priz
Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee
Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee
To Kill A Mocking Bird By Lee The book To Kill A Mockingbird contained various references to actual and symbolic prisons. By analyzing the characters of Bob Ewell and Mayella, as well as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, the reader recognizes that each of these characters have been trapped in symbolic or actual imprisonment. One may also determine that several of these characters may or may not be set free from their respective form of confinement. Bob Ewell played very complex role in the story To K
Vietnam Poetry
Vietnam Poetry
Vietnam Poetry My essay is a comparison of a song and a poem about the Vietnam war. The song is Goodnight Saigon written by Billy Joel and the poem is No Word Spoken by Edward J. Domaleski. These two are very different but revolve around one main point; the American soldiers experience in the Vietnam war. Joel writes about the whole war experience while Domaleski writes just about one solitary battle. Domaleski is also more detailed than Joel in his writing. Domaleski’s lines of poetry discr
Wilder Works And Time Theme
Wilder Works And Time Theme
Wilder Works And Time Theme According to Hall the experience of time varies in detail from class to class, by occupation, and sex and age within our own culture. (Hall, 1984: 133) Thus its perception is highly subjective. While some people may experience time as running very fast at the same time others can feel it drag. Time escapes definitions though the passage of time can be felt in human personal experience and observed in the environment. Strange as it as, people are aware of time at the
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
Desertification In Ghana
Desertification In Ghana
Desertification In Ghana What exactly is desertification? Unfortunately, there are many responses and many contradicting definitions. Some say that it is permanent, others say it is a reversible process. There are even debates on whether the definition should include human involvement or not. It seems that all that can be agreed on is that it is the most serious environmental problem facing Africa today (Nsiah-Gyabaah, Kwasi. Environmental Degradation and Desertification in Ghana pg 27). At t
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
Environmentalism
Environmentalism
Environmentalism In the last thirty years, America has witnessed an environmental revolution. New laws like the 1963 Clean Air Act and the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act forged new ground in political environmentalism. Social phenomena like Earth Day, organized by Dennis Hayes in 1970, and the beginning of large-scale recycling, marked by Oregon\'s 1972 Bottle Bill, have help change the way Americans think about the environment. As we approach the third millennium, however, we must reconsider our
Exxon Valdez
Exxon Valdez
Exxon Valdez On March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker ExxonValdez struck a reef in Alaska\'s breath-taking Prince William Sound. Instantaneously, the quiet waters of the sound became a sea of black. We\'ve fetched up - ah - hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and - ah - evidently leaking some oil, Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the ship, radioed the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office back in Valdez. That some oil turned out to be a total of 11,000,000 gallons
Hemp
Hemp
Hemp Throughout American history our country has come to rely on many different natural resources. With technology and the population increasing, the number of fossil fuel reserves and natural forests are going down. What America needs is a renewable source of fuels and fibers that will meet the growing needs of the future, but will not damage our environment. One of the most promising sources of fiber, fuel, and natural oil is hemp. Hemp, also known as Cannabis Sativa L, has been used in our c
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
Public Lands System
Public Lands System
Public Lands System The government has control of over one-third of the nation\'s land, and 398 million acres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold a wide diversity of resources, from timber, and grazing lands found on the surface to a mass of oil, natural gas, and minerals laying below the earth. The history of these lands is hardly a dull story, because it is the story of the taming of the Wild West. Should the BLM though, still be controlling these
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). The Somma-Vesuvius complex has formed ov
Wolf Predation
Wolf Predation
Wolf Predation This paper discusses four hypotheses to explain the effects of wolf predation on prey populations of large ungulates. The four proposed hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis, the predation regulating hypothesis, the predator pit hypothesis, and the stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literature that discusses how these hypotheses can be used to interpret various data sets obtained from field studies. It was concluded that the predation limiti
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
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great Alexander III, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26, 356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His princehood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander became a military lea
Captain Swing
Captain Swing
Captain Swing Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers’ uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers’ rising of 1830 is negligible. Most of what is known by the general public comes from J. L. And Barbara Hammond’s The Village Laborer published in 1911. They consider this an exceedingly valuable work, but state that the Hammonds oversimplified e
Catherine The Great
Catherine The Great
Catherine The Great Throughout history, Russia has been viewed as a regressive cluster of barely civilized people on the verge of barbarism. In the eighteenth century, ideas of science and secularism grasped hold of Europe, and Russian Czars, realizing how behind Muscovite culture was, sought out this knowledge, attempting to imbed it into Russian society. Catherine II was one of these Czars. She listened to both the ideas of the philosophers and the problems of her people and strove to enlight