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  • Sea Captain On A Boat
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Overview Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and always had a love for the sea. He once tried to be a sea captain on a boat but things did not work out. Jules Verne has written many very famous books such as Journey To the Center of the Earth, Five Weeks in a balloon and Around the World in Eighty Days. I have written a review on one of his most famous books 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This book combines adventure, suspense and mystery throwing in a few pieces ...
  • Two Million Alligators In The Everglades
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    The Everglades Holiday Park Heading west on Pines Boulevard passing all the new construction and development in the area, saying to myself, this is man made beauty, but I knew it had to stop somewhere and that somewhere was the US 27 road, I then proceeded to head north on US 27 and noticed on the right a small area of Dwarf Cypress that are not protected, and probably won't be around to long. The Everglades National Park is where you go to see the beauty of nature. When, I first arrived there s...
  • Crane's Story
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    Stephen Crane's story, "The Open Boat", presents four shipwrecked men trying to perpetuate their survival in their fight against the sea. Crane masters depicting pathos in such a way that the story does not overfill the reader with sentimentality. Heroism also shines through the characters, something which gives a greater understanding of their situation. As the reader follows the story along, she gets a sense that she's in the story, yet, her emotions aren't forced out of her. The "waves were o...
  • Captain Leggatt
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    The Secret Sharer: the essay In the long short story The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad the narrator plays the captain of a merchant ship that is foreign to him. He is assigned to this foreign ship on a very short notice. He is expected to lead the crew to their destination, safely. This captain is lonely he has not one soul to speck to. He doesn't know these people who he somehow is suppose to lead. His first night on the ship he finds his soon to be best friend, Leggatt. He finds his new best ...
  • Captain Edward J Smith Vs The People
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    Creative Essay: Captain Edward J. Smith on Trail for Sinking of the Titanic The entire world is preoccupied with the fact that Captain Edward J. Smith is going to court in New York City. Captain Edward J. Smith is being accused of negligence in the sinking of the Titanic. At this trial there will be lots of media coverage. Most of the news stations across the world are preparing to film this case, so they can bring it right to you on your television screens at home. The word is going around that...
  • Story Of Cortez's Cursed Gold Coins
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    The Price of Greed Argh matey! Welcome aboard the ship that will lead to a world of pirates. Lets be cautious now the sight of gold can make any man lust with greed and in a blink of an eye they are lost in a world of gluttony. Now will enter a place where the desire for more has taken control over many men that are now doomed. Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl is a tale of betrayal and greed; where the greed of man leads to a path of many riches but a life cursed without en...
  • O Captain My Captain Rise
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    Dead Poet's SocietyAssignmentComplete writing assignment number 1 or 2.1. Read the poem, "O Captain, My Captain" by Walt Whitman. In a five paragraph essay, detail why this poem was an appropriate poem for Robin Williams' character. 2. Consider the saying, "Carpe Dem". In a five paragraph essay, analyze why the saying was important in the life of 1 main character (Neil, Todd, Mr. Keating, or Knox) and explain how you could apply the saying to your life. Minimum 250 words. O Captain! my Captain! ...
  • Captain And The Secret Sharer
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    A Captain's Metamorphosis In the short story 'The Secret Sharer'; by Joseph Conrad, the captain of the ship, the Colorado, changes from an insecure and inexperienced ship captain to a more confident and secure individual, due to his experiences with the Secret Sharer. At first, the captain is not sure of his place on the ship and does not feel right about being in charge. Through his relationship with the Secret Sharer, the captain finds identity and becomes a confident person. In the beginning ...
  • Captain And Leggatt
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    According to Merrion-Webster Inc. Dictionary, a doppelg " anger is a double, an often ghostly or evil counterpart to a character. It comes from the German language, doppelg- double + -g"anger goer. It might be asked, 'What does a doppelg " anger have to do with a paper on Joseph Conrad?' ; The answer is a lot, especially if Conrad's 'The Secret Sharer'; is being discussed. In this short story, the two characters, the captain and Leggatt, share many similarities, as well as differences. When comp...
  • Captain John Smith And Pocahontas
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    It can be easily assumed that almost everyone has heard the tale of the American Indian princess, Pocahontas - the narrative of a mysterious young girl who rescues an English explorer from death only to fall in love and win his affections in return. It is one that is quite popular and has even been developed into an animated movie by Walt Disney Pictures. Regardless of which version they may have heard, most people are familiar with the legend now thanks in part to Disney. However, what they are...
  • Details About The Nautilus And Captain Nemo
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    Intellect, Precision, Courtesy; The Makings of a Leader The ocean swells around you like a dust devil in a sandbox. Salt water fills your nostrils. The ship that deemed this fate upon you sails into the distance. You wonder, how am I going to get out of this one? Suddenly, a large metal object plants itself beneath your feet. A porthole opens and men carry you inside the belly of the large iron beast floating nether you. What's going to happen now? In Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under ...
  • New Poems To Leaves Of Grass
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    Walt Whitman was a nineteenth century poet, who successfully introduced a new kind of poetry to American public. Walt Whitman, influenced by his love of his country and by the time period, wrote poetry about America during the mid to late 1800's. Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. He was born in West Hills, Long Island, New York, which was near Huntington, New York. He was the second child in the family. He had eight brothers and sisters. His father was working as a carpenter and his mother ...
  • Witness For The Prosecution
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    We the jury find the defendant, Not Guilty! Today is the last day of the trial. We have heard all of the witnesses and now we know that we must deliberate. I know that some of the "witnesses" are liars. Some make valid points and I know without a doubt in my mind that Captain Preston is an innocent man and that his men were provoked. As I listened to the witnesses, here is what I came to believe: The witnesses for the prosecution have very different stories as do some of the witnesses for the de...
  • Metaphor Between Lincoln And The Captain
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    A Close Reading of "Oh Captain! My Captain! E Walt Whitman's poem, "Oh Captain! My Captain! Eis easily taken at face value. There are young sailors coming back from a long, hard journey, to find a pier full of excited bystanders to greet their return. The narrator goes on to tell the captain the good news and finds him dead, and not able to celebrate with the rest of the population. There is an extensive metaphor between the captain of the ship and Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of what was...
  • Beginning Of The Captain's Relationship With Legatt
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    A thematic comparison between Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Dave Mathews Band's Halloween Conrad's novel, The Secret Sharer, takes the reader into the unconscious mind of man through his struggle with self-discovery, and his relationship with a doppelganger in his quest to find the correct balance between the light and dark. Similarly, in the song Halloween, by the Dave Mathews Band, the listener is brought along for the ride as a person labors in confusion between the light and dark sid...
  • Captain John Brown A Hero
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    It's a plane, it's a bird, it's Superman. He's not exactly a real flying "superman", but John Brown helps everyone remember oppression. He is a real hero. Brown lived a life not many would have been able to live. Captain John Brown performed several heroic acts while living his married life and raising his twenty children. Encyclopedia Britannica defines a hero as, "A mythical or legend figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability [; ] A man admired for his achievements ...

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