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Learning Styles
Learning Styles
Learning Styles Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person’s learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these different learning styles so that we can appeal to every type o
Problems Of US Education
Problems Of US Education
Problems Of US Education Today, the way the educational system works in the U.S. concerns a large number of people in this country. Only 25% of adults have a great deal of confidence in the people running education, according to the General Social Survey, down from 49% in 1974 (Russel 4). A lot of discussions have been held to find the best ways to improve teaching methods. At the same time, people recognize that a very valuable solution to increase the level of education in the United States
Social Justice In Education
Social Justice In Education
Social Justice In Education Social Justice in Education by R. W. Connell discusses the role of education in society and the implications that social justice issues have on education. Connell begins by establishing that education and social justice can be examined separately yet they are inescapably linked through the social medium of their implementation. Education concerns schools, colleges and universities, whose business is to pass knowledge on to the next generation. Social justice is ab
Tele Education
Tele Education
Tele Education 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Tele-education Tele-education has a long history beginning with systems like that for teaching children in Australian Outback, the British Open University and other such organizations. These built on the idea of correspondence courses where course materials are sent periodically by post and augmented the experience with broadcasts either on radio or on TV. The problem of student isolation was addressed partially through techniques such as telepho
Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich From where does your strength come, you southern jew/ split at the root, raised in a castle of air. This is a quote from Adrienne Rich\'s 1982 essay, Sources. Adrienne Rich is a southern jew who grew up in the forties. As she grew up, her father hid the fact that they were Jewish. Her father acted like he was fully assimilated and didn\'t show ethnicity in any way. He did this to fit into society that was against Jewish people. This quote reflects one of many themes Rich deals
Adventures Of Huck Finn By Twain
Adventures Of Huck Finn By Twain
Adventures Of Huck Finn By Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is based on a young boy’s coming of age in Missouri of the mid-1800s. This story depicts many serious issues that occur on the dry land of civilization better known as society. As these somber events following the Civil War are told through the young eyes of Huckleberry Finn, he unknowingly develops morally from both the conforming and non-conforming influences surrounding him on his journey to freedom. Huck’s moral evolutio
Adventures Of Huck Finn Estimation
Adventures Of Huck Finn Estimation
Adventures Of Huck Finn Estimation Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, describes a young boy torn between what he feels for his country and what society expects of him and what his heart tells him is right. Huck Finn, faces many situations forcing him to deal with decisions that carry with them the ability to bring about change. Huck begins searching for an identity which is truly his own. In determining his self image, Huck deals with conforming to the social norms and free
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness Alec Guinness writes My Name Escapes Me - The Diary of a Retiring Actor - in purpose of documentation of his performance to commit his story to the public record. In the diary, Alec Guinness, at 82, shows his wishes to spend his declining years as, a retiring actor; he has not done with acting; he is still performing; yet retiring. This time his performance is committed to words in the commissioned diary. I see a diary as documentation of one\'s life, especially when it is to be
Arts Of The Contact Zone By Pratt
Arts Of The Contact Zone By Pratt
Arts Of The Contact Zone By Pratt In Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt introduces a term very unfamiliar to many people. This term, autoethnography, means the way in which subordinate peoples present themselves in ways that their dominants have represented them. Therefore, autoethnography is not self-representation, but a collaboration of mixed ideas and values form both the dominant and subordinate cultures. They are meant to address the speaker\'s own community as well as the conq
Awakening By Kate Chopin
Awakening By Kate Chopin
Awakening By Kate Chopin Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual (93) The Awakening by Kate Chopin introduces the reader to the life of Edna Pontellier, a woman with an independent nature, searching for her true identity in a patriarchal society that expects women to be nothing more than devoted wives and nurturing mothers. In this paper I will describe Edna’s journey of self-discovery and explain why her struggl
Battle Royal By Ellison
Battle Royal By Ellison
Battle Royal By Ellison After I read the story Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison, I could not restrain my thoughts about issues of morality and what it has to do with reality, from clashing in to one another in my mind. As these two completely different ideas were pushing me to the brink of madness, my mind began to click. At this point I came to the realization that a person’s reality, that is that person’s mental reflection of the society and/or time in which he or she lives, is consistent with
Beloved By Toni Morrison
Beloved By Toni Morrison
Beloved By Toni Morrison After the abolishment of slavery, the black community became the core of African American culture and life. This was due in part by segregation and other socioeconomic factors, but also to the spiritual and social unity of each black member. This was well exemplified in the story, as each former slave underwent arduous struggles to affix the broken pieces of their lives and attempt to become independent members of the community in a time which did not allow them to acco
Beowulf And Society
Beowulf And Society
Beowulf And Society The earliest known manuscript of Beowulf is thought to have been written in the tenth century, however, the poem had most likely been told as an oral tradition for centuries before that. In fact, the poem’s events date back to the sixth century. However, because there is only one manuscript of Beowulf still in tact very little is known about the poem or its author. The poem does, however, give us great insight into the culture of the people who composed and told this epic ta
Brian Friel's Translations
Brian Friel's Translations
Brian Friel\'s Translations Language has been the topic of many debates throughout history. It is an issue, which can cause upheaval and even bloodshed. A modern day example of this can be found right here in Canada. A great amount of time, and emotional input, among other things, has been invested into Quebec\'s sovereignty debate. There has been no long-term solution to the problem. This may be due to the lack of understanding the majority tongue has of the issues. Language is a part of one\'
Canterbury Tales By Reeve
Canterbury Tales By Reeve
Canterbury Tales By Reeve Such comments as, I pray to God his nekke mote to-breke quickly reveal that the verbal game of quite involves much more than a free meal to the Reeve in The Canterbury Tales (I 3918). This overreaction, which grabs the attention of the audience and gives it pause, is characteristic of the Reeve’s ostensibly odd behavior, being given to morose speeches followed by violent outbursts, all the while harboring spiteful desires. Anger typifies the Reeve’s dialogue and
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales Throughout history all different parts of the world have been devastated by natural disasters. Whenever something created by nature destroys a certain area of the world, people tend to group together and overcome such a tragedy. Our tale will begin in one of the busiest and diverse places in the world, New York City. The month was September and the day started off a bit chilly for an early fall day and the wind was blowing hard. Warnings had been posted for possible hurricane c
Crucible Tale Of Trials
Crucible Tale Of Trials
Crucible Tale Of Trials A political cartoon shows a massive stone wall surrounding tall office buildings which bear labels of Department of Energy, Defense Department, National Security Agency, CIA, and FBI. Outside the wall, which is tagged Government Secrecy, a couple huddles in a roofless hut called Personal Non-Privacy. At the top of the cartoon is printed Somehow I feel this is not the way the founders planned it. Indeed, America\'s founding fathers most likely did not plan
Doll House By Henrik Ibsen
Doll House By Henrik Ibsen
Doll House By Henrik Ibsen A play serves as the author\'s tool for critiquing society. One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs. The play reflects controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day. As late nineteenth century playwright, Henrick Ibsen points out the flaws of mankind and also provides an answer to the controversy. Unknowingly the heroine solves the problem at the end of the play and indirectly
Dostoyevsky And His Works
Dostoyevsky And His Works
Dostoyevsky And His Works Often in novels, the life of an author is reflected in his or her literature. For a writer experience can serve not only as a teacher, but also as the foundation of a story line. Some of the most well known authors have used this Romana Clef technique, for example, Charles Dickens in his famous novel, David Copperfield. The Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky does this as well, in his novel Crime and Punishment. Various individuals and occurrences from Dostoyevsky’s lif
Dubliners By James Joyce
Dubliners By James Joyce
Dubliners By James Joyce James Joyce\'s Dubliners was written in 1914 right at the onset of World War I breaking out in Europe. It is a journey through the stages of life itself: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, public life and finally death. Each one of the stories in the novel fall into one of these stages. After the Race falls into the adolescence aspect of the book. It does this because the characters have not yet grown up. Although they are adults they are still immature. Jimmy is easi
Dueling In 18th Century
Dueling In 18th Century
Dueling In 18th Century Throughout time, the image of the duel has transcended into our collective consciousness, so that there is hardly a person today who does not understand what the word means, even though there are practically no modern day duels. Anyone asked to define the word would be able to conjure up the image of two men standing face to face, for the purpose of settling a dispute and very likely leaving one of the men dead. The portrait of the duel has remained a constant in literat
Father's And Sons
Father's And Sons
Father\'s And Sons Turgenov\'s Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that Turgenov takes his creature [B] out of a sel
Flowering Judas By Porter
Flowering Judas By Porter
Flowering Judas By Porter There are many theories on the significance of dreams and there is no definitive encyclopedia on their meanings. The ability to have one dream that is so bizarre and fantasy like and the next seem so real that it is hard to tell if it really happened or not, is quite amazing. One theory is that dreams reflect not only daily events and stresses, but also deep hidden fears and desires. It is the way the psyche copes and releases intense emotions, especially the ones most
Frankenstein And English Romanticism
Frankenstein And English Romanticism
Frankenstein And 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 literary world (Lowy 76). From the beginning of its actuality, romanticism has forged its way through many eras including the civil war (
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby Thesis: F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Nick Carraway in the Great Gatsby to analyze pride and its effects in a man’s life. I. Nick tells the reader about his background and family history. II. Nick Carraway’s interactions between the many characters in the novel show a reflection of pride. A. Interactions between Tom and Nick show examples of pride. B. Interactions between Gatsby and Nick show examples of pride. C. Interactions between other minor characters show pride throughout the nov
Great Gatsby's Dream
Great Gatsby's Dream
Great Gatsby\'s Dream A symbol is defined as something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship , association, convention, or accidental resemblance. In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses the green light, the East and West egg, and T.J Eckleburg to show how the American Dream is present and affects each of the characters. The American Dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, for Gatsby, the dream is that through wealt
Gullibility Hypocrisy
Gullibility Hypocrisy
Gullibility Hypocrisy In Flannery O’Connors’s The Life You Save May Be Your Own, Good Country People, and A Good Man Is Hard To Find, she explores the consequences of the combination of hypocrisy, gullibility in social contacts, and the role of being raised at mother’s knee. Reared a strict Roman Catholic and writing in the Bible Belt South O’Connor encountered those character flaws first hand. The repetitive hypocrisy displayed in these three short stories is portrayed by only the men su
Heart Of Darkness By Conrad
Heart Of Darkness By Conrad
Heart Of Darkness By Conrad In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as to enlighten, for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark, the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz\'s painting, as we have seen, the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister (Watt 332). Ian W
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Hopi Kachina Dolls High on the mesas in the arid land of northeastern Arizona live the Hopi, westernmost of the Pueblo people. A small, peaceful and friendly group, they have occupied their barren mesa tops and farmed their arid but fertile valleys for many centuries. Clinging tenaciously to their marginal land, they have withstood drought, famine and the onslaught of nomadic raiders. The pressure of Spanish domination, pestilence and, more recently, cultural inundation have diminished but not
I Know Why Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography of the life of Maya Angelou. The book begins with the divorce of her parents, and Maya and her brother Bailey moving from St. Louis to Stamps, Arkansas, where their grandmother lives. Maya deals with sudden, unexpected separation from stability and security, sexual abuse, rape, racism, poverty, death, abandonment, solitude, and uncertainty all before the age of sixteen. After leaving the safety and comfort of life w
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Satire on a Nation Jonathan Swift’s, Gulliver’s Travels satirically relates bodily functions and physical attributes to social issues during England’s powerful rule of Europe. Through out the story we find many relations between bodily features and British and European society. Swift uses this tone of mockery to explain to his reader the importance of many different topics during this time of European rule. Swift feels that the body and their functions relate to political as well
Kate Chopin And Awakening
Kate Chopin And Awakening
Kate Chopin And Awakening A Style of her Own Kate Chopin uses symbolism and realism to enhance her theme of social conflict in the lives of women during the nineteenth century. These conflicts seemed to travel from one woman to the next, unnoticed by the rest of society. Chopin used these conflicts as a basis for all of her short stories and novels. This inevitably started turmoil about issues that never were brought out before. This, in turn, opened the eyes of society to the individuality of
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
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman Lillian Hellman was one of the most influential and successful playwrights of her time. Throughout her professional life she has expanded her writing into different genres, as well as being a playwright she was a screenwriter during a popular time in Hollywood and later in her life she wrote many popular memoirs reviewing her life. Hellman was gripped with many obstacles in her career and personal life, including a torrid love affair with writer Dashiell Hammett, having to testi
Look Back In Anger By Osborne
Look Back In Anger By Osborne
Look Back In Anger By Osborne 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 is how some people, as individuals, have their own ways of thinking, and reacting, which are considerably different from the social norms. Of course the character we will be analyzing is Jimmy.
Lottery By Shirley Jackson
Lottery By Shirley Jackson
Lottery By Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson\'s The Lottery portrays a small town in which the citizens gather for a yearly lottery. Unlike the typical lottery, this is not one you would want to win. Throughout The Lottery, Jackson focuses on families from the village in order to demonstrate the role of separation of genders. Gender is defined as the sexual identity of a person, especially in relation to society or culture. Gender divisions exist within the community in The Lottery and is
Love At Second Glance
Love At Second Glance
Love At Second Glance In theory, people make decisions about becoming involved, romantically or otherwise, with other people based upon a number of criteria with which they evaluate the qualities of the other person. In some situations an individual may consciously think about the criteria, or qualities, they are looking for in that individual and then evaluate if the person meets the criteria. In most cases however the person does not consciously think out this process, but simply knows if h
Men We Carry In Our Minds By Sanders
Men We Carry In Our Minds By Sanders
Men We Carry In Our Minds By Sanders Sanders wrote an argument entitles, The Men We Carry In Our Minds. It deals with the problems that exist between sex and social class issues. This short work demonstrates troubles that lie between rich and poor, males and females. The time period that this piece was written tells of issues dealing with the earlier part of the 20th century. Sander\'s was born into a poor, low-class family that had only known hard labor. During his childhood he witnessed man
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
Nikki
Nikki
Nikki Giovanni Nikki (Yolande Cornelia) Giovanni has made an enormous impact on African American literature. She uses her own experiences to write wonderful poetry. In the poem Nikki-Rosa, Nikki Giovanni writes the opposite about her growing up in her family. When I first read this poem, I pictured a poverty-stricken family living in a small apartment, much like the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun. Evidently, the family is poor because they have no inside toilet and take baths in one o
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis
Of Mice And Men Detail Analysis CHAPTER 1 O.K. Someday--- we\'re gonna get the jack together and we\'re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an\' a cow and some pigs and----- An\' live off the fatta the lan\', Lennie shouted. An\' have rabbits. Go on George! Tell about what we\'re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk you can hardly cut it. Tell about that, George. This
Once Upon Time By Nadine Gordimer
Once Upon Time By Nadine Gordimer
Once Upon Time By Nadine Gordimer Once Upon a Social Issue Fairy tales have always been told to us as children; whether to comfort or entertain us, they always seem to be a part of most everyone’s childhood. When Nadine Gordimer was asked to write a children’s story, she replied with a short story titled Once Upon A Time. Although the title is characteristic of a fairy tale, she leads the tale to an ending that is anything other than ...happily ever after. Gordimer distorts the fairy tale b
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
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) was an Anglo-Irish dramatist, novelist, essayist, short-story writer, critic, and poet. He was part of the Decadence, a loosely affiliated coterie of writers and artists of the 1890s whose lives and works manifested a highly stylized, decorative manner, a fascination with morbidity and perversity, and an adherence to the doctrine art for art\'s sake. After having a hard childhood, where he was dressed as a girl until the age of nin
Plato
Plato
Plato And Conservative Christians The views of Plato back in Ancient Greece and that of conservative Christians today about education for children have surprisingly similar views. Plato thought it to be most beneficial for children, if their learning consisted of music and poetry to shape the soul, and of physical training to shape the body. However, only stories that were fine and beautiful should be selected. Stories that co ained falsehoods should be banned along with passages that teach fea
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
Realism And Theatre
Realism And Theatre
Realism And Theatre Realism is the movement toward representing reality as it is, in art. Realistic drama is an attempt to portray life on stage, a movement away from the conventional melodramas and sentimental comedies of the 1700s. It is expressed in theatre through the use of symbolism, character development, stage setting and storyline and is exemplified in plays such as Henrik Ibsen\'s A Doll\'s House and Anton Chekhov\'s The Three Sisters. The arrival of realism was indeed good for theatr
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
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje
Skin Of A Lion By Ondaatje Let me now re-emphasise the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects How Ondaatje makes use of loosness in the novel. In In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje, the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects is carried into the themes, characters and into the nature of the novel itself. Ondaatje uses a looseness in the style of the novel - post modernism, and looseness of structure in the way that people are able to stretch and expand th
Susan Brownell Anthony 
Susan Brownell Anthony 
Susan Brownell Anthony I. Susan B. Anthony : A Biographical Introduction Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts to Daniel and Lucy Anthony. Susan was the second born of eight children in a strict Quaker family. Her father, Daniel Anthony, was said to have been a stern man, a Quaker Abolitionist and a cotton manufacturer born near the conclusion of the eighteenth century. From what I read, he believed in guiding his children, not in \'directing\' them. Dani