• The Puritan Family Puritans One Children
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    The Puritan Family Edmund S. Morgan's The Puritan Family displays a multifaceted view of the various aspects of Puritan life. In this book, we, the audience, see into the Puritans' lives and are thereby forced to reflect upon our own. The Puritan beliefs and practices were complicated and rather 'snobbish,' as seen in The Puritan Family. The Puritans were 'Christians,' in that they believed in Jesus Christ yet some may argue that they did not lead 'Christian' lives. These fanatics seemed to obse...
  • The Most Meaningful Work Ive Done
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    The Most Meaningful Work I've Done The Christmas in October Program is an annual event I participated in that helps someone who is less fortunate by fixing up their home. It is a two-day event where exterior and interior work is done on a home. The program requires a company to sponsor the project, and volunteers to do the actual work. It is called Christmas in October because it takes place in October, but feels like Christmas because of its memorable effect. Participating in the Christmas in ...
  • The Longest Day Sun God Minutes
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    The Longest Day Few of God's miracles cause protests in the 'scientific' community like the account of Joshua's long day - when God made the sun and moon to stand still. But science and modern technology have done more to verify this fact than they have to refute it. Common sense would say it is impossible for such a major disruption to occur and not totally destroy the precise, perfect balance in the solar system. But given a God, who created the heavens and the earth, who established the rotat...
  • The Open Boat Nature Crane Men
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    Throughout my reading I have found that Crane uses many symbolic objects to depict true-life events. He uses symbols such as towers, animals, and waves. Crane leaves so much to the reader's imagination that the story can be considered magical and mysterious. The composition leaves many details up to the readers inference, however after further research a full picture to the events that transpired that cold January are uncovered." The Open Boat," is very rich in symbolism. Symbolism evokes or des...
  • The Great White Hope
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    The Great White Hope Hats off to Jack Jefferson! In 1908, he became the first black to fight for and win the heavyweight championship. He was a hero in much of the black community which viewed his defiance with tolerance and even pride. White America was not ready for Jack Jefferson. He dressed the way he wanted, talked up a storm and paraded his flashy and very much public affairs with white women. Although I saw the movie, I found the play to be far more entertaining. The highly skilled actors...
  • The Yellow Wallpaper Jane Woman Gilman
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    Tyer 1 Drew Tyer Jennifer McCune ENGL 131224 February 2005 No Work and No Play Makes Jane a Dull Girl Jane in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" was "touched" as some say long before she was prescribed, and administered the "rest cure" by her husband for her then unknown ailment now called postpartum depression. The boredom and isolation of this cure only allowed her mind to venture farther down a dark and winding corridor of insanity. Jane has recently had a child and is experien...
  • T S Eliot Hollow Men
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    Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) began his spiritual enquiry as a young man. At university he studied comparative religions and the medieval mystics. His thinking was greatly influenced by the philosopher Bertrand Russell and the poet Ezra Pound. Eliot's experimentation with forms of poetry were a kind of literary journey which may have reflected something of his spiritual journey. Termed 'one of the major Christian poets of the 20 th Century' (1), Eliot's work on spiritual matters greatly appe...
  • The Secret Life Of Great White Sharks
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    Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and peoples imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark The great white, among the least understood of Earths creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15). Ca...
  • The Great White Shark
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    The sea is an ocean of mysteries, and none of them is more fascinating to me than the creature that some call 'man-eater' or 'white death'. It is the vision of terror summoned by an active imagination when one swims out too far from shore, a vision that evokes mankind's collective nightmare of being eaten alive. It is Carcharodon carcharias; it is the Great White Shark. What do Great White Sharks look like The Greek name, (Genus species) for the Great White Shark is Carcharodon carcharias car ch...
  • The Use Of Mood In Macbeth
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    The Use of Mood in Macbeth Noah Webster, author of Webster's Dictionary, defines mood as the "temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling" and "a morbid or fantastic state of mind." E. L. Thorndike and Clarence L. Barnhart, authors of Scott, Foresman Advanced Dictionary, define mood as "the overall atmosphere or prevailing emotional aura of a work." Shakespeare's Macbeth, especially the pivotal and ominous second act, exemplifies both denotations of mood. The act has an "overall ...
  • The Rise And Fall Of Charles Fourier
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    A new craze swept France, as well as most of Europe, in the early nineteenth century. The oppressed society was exhausted from its continual battle against itself. The people sought change; they sought relief from the socio-economic labyrinth they had been spinning themselves dizzy in for their entire lives, and the lives of their fathers, and their fathers before them. Their minds wandered from the monotony of changing spools of thread in a textile mill or hauling buckets of water in that same ...
  • True Woman Women Men Cult
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    Prior to the twentieth century, men assigned and defined women's roles. Although all women were effected by men determining women's behavior, largely middle class women suffered. Men perpetrated an ideological prison that subjected and silenced women. This ideology, called the Cult of True Womanhood, legitimized the victimization of women. The Cult of Domesticity and the Cult of Purity were the central tenets of the Cult of True Womanhood. Laboring under the seeming benevolence of the Cult of D...
  • The Silk Road Central Asia
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    The Silk Road is the most well-known trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. Trade in silk grew under the Han Dynasty (202 BC - AD 220) in the first and second centuries AD Originally, the Chinese trade silk internally, within the empire. Caravans from the empire's interior would carry silk to the western edges of the region. Often small Central Asian tribes would attack these caravans hoping to capture the traders' valuable commodities. As a result, the Han Dynasty extended its military ...
  • Transcendentalism American Transcendental
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    Transcendentalism was an early philosophical, intellectual, and literary movement that thrived in New England in the nineteenth century. Transcendentalism was a collection of new ideas about literature, religion, and philosophy. It began as a squabble in the Unitarian church when intellectuals began questioning and reacting against many of the church's orthodoxy ways regarding all of the aforementioned subjects: religion, culture, literature, social reform, and philosophy. They in turn developed...
  • To His Coy Mistress By Andrew Marvell
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    In 'To His Coy Mistress,' Andrew Marvell presents a speaker who appeals to his love through persuasion. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. Each stanza utilizes a different method of appeal that relies on diction and punctuation. In the first stanza, the speaker appeals to character, in the second emotion, and in the third reason. By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to w...
  • Taming Of The Shrew
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    Comedy Conventions Shakespearean plays are often seen as sad or depressing. In "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare takes a somewhat sad topic of a man marrying off his daughters and makes it quite humorous. "The Taming of the Shrew" is about a man named Baptista, who has two daughters, one who is very loud and vicious named Katerina, and another sweet, sincere daughter named Bianca. Baptista makes a rule in his house that Bianca may not get married until Kate does, therefore a man sets up Pet...
  • The Evolution Of Jet Engines
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    The Evolution of Jet Engines The jet engine is a complex propulsion device which draws in air by means of an intake, compresses it, heats it by means of an internal combustion engine, which when expelled it turns a turbine to produce thrust, resulting in a force sufficient enough to propel l the aircraft in the opposite direction (Morgan 67). When the jet engine was thought of back in the 1920's the world never thought it would become a reality, but by 1941 the first successful jet flight was fl...
  • The Time Machine Analysis
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    There are numerous people in society who lack certain skills that they need for survival. These people may lack intelligence and depend on other human beings to help them get through life. However, most of the time, it is there fault that they lack these necessities. In " The Time Machine" by H. G Wells, the Eloi had this problem. They were victims of their own weaknesses because they didn't understand that learning these important skills was necessary for them to survive. When he arrived in th...
  • The Land Ethic Holistic View
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    The land ethic is a holistic view of ecosystems. It entails an entire view of a biotic community to include all of nature, not the individualistic components which incorporate our environment. Great efforts would be taken by supporters of the land ethic to support an ecosystem that was threatened. The individual components that comprise the ecosystem are not of great concern to supporters of this theory; they would argue that a threat to an individual organism, even protected or endangered, shou...
  • Thane Of Cawdor Macbeth King Banquo
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    MacBeth " transformation from 'Brave Macbeth to 'This dead Butcher " William Shakespeare's play 'MacBeth' tells the story of Macbeth change from a brave general, to a vicious murderer. At the start of the play Macbeth is acknowledge by the king as a brave and honourable general, after he heard of Macbeth's great victory in the battlefield. He promotes Macbeth to Thane of Cawdor, which was still unknown by both Macbeth and Banquo when they came across the three weird sisters. 'All Hail Macbeth, h...