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532 wordsFamily Value Have the morals we once cherished, been tarnished In the new day of our technologically advanced age, are we letting our moral obligations down. Are the standards of society plunging into an abyss. I for one am shocked at how deteriorated our morals have become. Walking around Sandton City, I see fourteen year old daughters in tight short mini-dresses, smoking cigarettes trying to impress their black lipsticked friends. They wear black leather boots that come to knee height and boos...
Schools For The Middle Class Girls
881 wordsEducation in Britain during the Eighteenth Century In Britain now a days every child must go to school to further their education. However, it was not like that in the eighteenth century. The less fortunate were not as educated because they could not afford to have their children go to school. Girls had less of a chance to go to school than boys. But as the eighteenth century went on different types of schools were established for children, adolescents, and adults. One type of these new schools ...
Father Of Mohandas
560 wordsBirth And Upbringing MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar, a small town on the western coast of India, which was then one of the many tiny states in Kathiawar. He was born in middle class family of Vaisya caste. His grandfather had risen to be the Dewan or Prime Minister of Porbandar and was succeeded by his son Karamchand who was the father of Mohandas. Putlibai, Mohandas's mother, was a saintly character, gentle and devout, and left a deep impress on her son's m...
Big Road The Lama And Kim
1,786 wordsBy: Luke Kim Kim gives a vivid picture of the complexities in India under British rule. It shows the life of the bazaar mystics, of the natives, of the British military. There is a great deal of action and movement, for Kipling's vast canvas painted in full detail. The dialogue in the novel makes use of Indian phrases translated by the author, they give the flavor of native speech in India. They are also touches of the native behavior and shrewdness. Setting: The time the novel took place was ar...
752 wordsThe Split Cherry tree by: Jesse Stuart The setting takes place when people own a large amount of land. It is when the average family consisted of many children, and the children helped the family out. The boys usually tended the land with their father, and the girls were taught to wash clothes and to clean and cook. The setting consists of the same things as did the families of the frontier times. The plot tells a story of a boy named Dave who was on a mission to recover four-legged scaly specim...
Teenage Boy At A Boarding School
553 wordsThe book A Separate Peace by John Knowles is about a group of students at Devon, a boarding school in New England, going through a school year together. As the book continues, the boys seem to mature more or less throughout the book, sometimes getting mentally older, or sometimes getting mentally younger, varying between the characters. Phineas says to Gene, "Let's go jump in the river". To me, this seems childish. Jumping out of a tree into a river seems fun, but is something just about only a ...
Symbolic Of The Boys
869 wordsThe opening scenes of a feature film can play a major role in establishing key elements that parallel throughout the rest of the film. The three key elements are settings, characters and plot. The film "Dead Poet's Society" shall be used as an example throughout this essay. The first scene in "Dead Poet's Society" is in a dim room with a candle being lit by boys in school uniform. Although very brief, this scene is symbolic of many things. The candle being lit symbolizes knowledge, which is back...
War The Boys
758 wordsIn life, historical events often play an important role in a person's life. Many times people can drastically have a change of opinion over night. In A Separate Peace, the whole atmosphere at the Devon School changed as World War II progressed. The boys either eagerly awaited draft, preferred to enlist in the area of war they wanted, or did not want to go at all. The students at the school were forced to create activities for enjoyment since old ones could not be played because of lack of materi...
Drama About Four Young Boys
551 wordsSleepers Sleepers is a movie beautifully written, produced and directed by Berry Levinson. The main actors of this film are Kevin Bacon as Sean Nokes, Robert DeNiro as Father Bobby and the four young boys played by Joe Perri no as Lorenzo, Brad Renfro as Michael, Geoff Wigelor as John and Jonathan Tucker as Tommy. These boys, 15 years later and in the same order, are played by Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Ron Eldar d and Billy Crud up. Sleepers is a heart wrenching drama about four young boys whose ...
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