Creative writing Essays & Term Papers

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Thesis-Huck's relationship with Jim evolved from witticism and ridicule towards Jim to regard and mutual esteem for him. I. Huck and Tom mocked Jim by taking advantage of his naive attitude, but when they met on Jackson Island, Huck began to realize the Jim was human. II. While travelling down the river, Jim grew dear to Huck because they faced and overcame many obstacles. III. At the end of the book, Jim almost gave up freedom for Tom's well being because Huck didn't carry

The telly, the boob tube, the goggle box, the idiot box, the T.V., whatever you want to call it, it's an essential part of the everyday life of every American. The television programs have shaped some fundamental parts of American culture. One show in particular has had a profound effect on the lives of many and brightened the outlook for countless faces. It is going off the air after about ten years, and we will all miss it very much. The show was Seinfeld. Seinfeld's popularity can be attrib

The Origin and Evolution of Vampires Stories of vampires go back earlier than Abraham Stoker, before the existence of Vlad the Impaler, and even before the origin of the Hungarian word vampir from which we get the current word "vampire." Stories of the undead were told in Ancient Greece and in Ancient Rome, and were called lamiae. Since these times, many authors like Charles Middleton, Robert Southey, Anne Rice, and the most famous, Abraham Stoker, have all written books, plays, poems, and

1996-1997 defensive player of the year, All NBA second team, and All-Defensive First Team. The Glove. Gary Payton was born on July 23 1968, in Oakland, California. He has been playing the guard position for the Seattle Supersonics. He attended college at Oregon State. He was named one of the All-America first Team as a senior in 1990. Sports Illustrated named him the Player of the year the same year and the pac-10 player of the year. He was the all-time leading scorer at Oregon State with 2,172

Parenthood Having a family is not a simple responsibility that one should take it into consideration. One should really think this mater as something that would change the person life forever. At this point, I am just beginning to recall how hard it is to raise a family. I remember how hard it is for my parent to make me the way I am now. If my parent have not done all the thing that they have done to me I would never be the way I am now. There is a lot of sacrificing that my parents have do

Ethan Frome, from the book "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton, had many responsibilities and two main dreams. He had responsibilities to his Mill, Zeena and Mattie. He wanted to leave Starkfield, and he wanted to leave Zeena for her niece, Mattie Silver. However, his responsibilities got in the way of his dreams, even in the end. He was destined to live and die in his hometown with his wife. Ethan wanted to be an engineer and live outside of Starkfield in a large town. Zeena wanted to remain in

Clint Kale 11/22/97 Literary Analysis Literary Analysis: The Cask of Amontillado In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," a character named Montresor vows revenge on the man who insulted him too many times. You might wonder why he wants to be avenged so badly. This literary analysis will show evidence of why Montresor killed Fortunato. Toward the beginning of the story Montresor appears to be a crazy man. He lets the reader know

Joe Henderson 11/21/97 TOM: "I Hate School" there was once a boy named Tom, every morning he would take a hit from the bong. He did not want to go to school, for to him the torture made him drool. "The pain, the torture" he said, I would rather stay home and sleep in my bed. To stay home from school Tom would lie. In his point of view better to do that then die. One morning tom got caught by parents. The discussion, came but they barked like ferrets. Then one day Tom was for

English- The Plague and The Stranger Albert Camus Every year when light hits my window a little bit earlier than regular and the smell of dew on grass is fresh every morning the birds from hell wake me up at five o' clock. The stupid little critters got to chirp their way into my dreams and bother me. Every year I put with this for three months during summer and when they start migrating I start celebrating. But sometimes I am sad that they had to leave, actually I'm not. We take nat

-[ATTN: I Got An A on this paper cus the teacher said that I had REAL Potentional as a writer, He even annouced it to the whole class. He also thought it was the most creative piece of writing he's ever seen.]- Alliteration He glanced at the girl lying asleep on one of the twin beds. Then he went over to one of the pieces of luggage, opened it, and from under a pile of shorts and undershirts he took out a can of yellow spray-paint and let out a mischievous grin. Can't get the sam

The Hero Beowulf It is very common that a favorite tale told to a small child before he goes to sleep is actually a great epic story that has lived on for many centuries. The tale of Beowulf is just that. Beowulf was written during the Anglo-Saxon era, when heroic deeds and loyalty to one's leader were traits of a person that lived on forever, by means of poets and writers. Beowulf tells the story of a hero: one that faces many great battles with many great enemies, conquering one after the

Saturday Climbing Saturday Climbing by W.D. Valgardson has a hidden metaphor within it. Basically this story is about a relationship between a father and his daughter. As the story progresses the reader realizes that the father and daughter climbing the cliff, is actually a metaphor for their lives together as a family. The story begins with the father and the daughter at the bottom of the cliff. This is probably the easiest section of the hill to climb. There are plenty of le

Once upon a time there was a girl named Amethyst. She was the most beautiful girl in the world. Her 3 evil stepsisters were sooooo ugly and they didn't like Amethyst so they made her clean the house and didn't let her have any fun. The evil stepsisters were always making plans to kill her. One day, the evil stepsisters bought an AK 47 and hired a hit man to kill Amethyst. The hit man took Amethyst in to the woods behind her house. He pulled out his gun but he couldn't do it. So, he took her to

My name is Chris Smyth. I am short, about 5 feet, black hair, with a blue eye and a brown eye, and I have a tan on my arms only. Everything always goes wrong for me. For example, I have glasses, hearing aids, braces, asthma, I am overweight, I don't do to good in school, and I only have one friend: Lisa Johnson. Lisa has green eyes, and blonde hair. She is smart, has a great sense of humour, and has lots of friends. She is about 5 feet and 6 inches tall. I don't know why she likes me. Maybe

Voodooism When you mention the word voodoo to someone, the idea immediately conjures up those images we all see on the movies...spooky little black men wearing lots of grass, and poking pins into ugly dolls. But there is quite a bit more to this group of religious practices than this simple Hollywood notion. Voodoo as a practice is obsessed with the occult, primarily the ideas of possession and spiritualism; and functions quite often within the parameters of a mainstream religion s

Works Cited Prout Hand Book 1997-1998 pg. 14 North Kingstown School Department Handbook 1993-1994 page 18 The Clearing House March - April 96, Why Kids Say They Don't Do Homework Economist May 6 95 To Your Books: Home work Johns Hopkins University April 98 Interactive Homework: Effective Strategies To Connect Home and School Newsweek March 30, 98 Homework Does Not Help Alfred University April 14, 1998 Timothy Z. Keith Homework In And Out of School Homework has become a

To what extent should cultural diversity within a nation be promoted? Cultural diversity is an issue which affects every nation in the world today. A nation must decide whether to promote or discourage diversity, and by how much. Diversity is an issue which governments must not only deal with today but must plan for in the future. With diversity comes creativity and new ideas. However, also with diversity, comes conflict and hostility. Remember Hitler and the Holocaust? Hitler was strongly

 Human Nature From The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg Both The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg shows human nature. One of the qualities of human nature is the fact that lying seems right at certain times even though it isn't. In The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg, most of the town started thinking how they could get the gold. They did anything they co

Spallino, Marc English 8-F 10/14/98 List # 4 1. Amiable-(am-I-a-ble) adj.- generally agreeable, All of the teachers were amiable towards the no hat rule. 2. Appropriation-(a-ppr-pri-a-tion) v- something that has been appropriated. The teacher said that the appropriation of his shirt wasn't exceptable. 3. Arbitrarily-(ar-bi-traly) n- the right or power of deciding. As Americans we have arbitraly rights to vote. 4. Blunt-(blunt

Somalia Somalia is a small country located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, East of Ethiopia. In 1993 the people of this country were starving with no way of feeding themselves and no formal government. There were two major clans who were stealing food meant for the hungry and selling it on the black market, causing the people of Somalia to go hungry. The word Somalia is important to me because we entered this country in an effort to feed the hungry, h

"Freeze." His voice was eerie and cold, unfeeling, wispy, like the wind that was tossing his hair. Skylor, as he was known, stared into my eyes and aimed his .45 at my chest. I stood there on the castle's ledge with my gun tracking Skylor as he walked toward me. Even after years of the sea eating away at it, the old fortress I was standing on was still in good shape, and it was still a long fall from where I stood. "Drop it." The ruthless cult leader's words seemed inhuman, like they wer

When I think back to that day, the one thing that sticks out in my mind is the wind. The wind, that thrust the trees from side to side, that made the house creak. The wind is what made that day eerie. It was a mid-spring morning, about ten o'clock. I was at home, alone, as it was a Sunday. Mom and [sister] were at church, and Dad was probably working. I, as usual, had slept in. I walked upstairs to get myself some breakfast, which consisted of cereal and juice. As I sat down to eat, a s

The person I look up to is Michael Jordan. He is the star basketball player for the Chicago Bulls. He just recently led the Bulls to their sixth NBA championship. He is regarded by many as the greatest player in the history of the game. The qualities about him that make him my hero are, his attitude, his ability, and his personality. Michael Jordan has a tremendous attitude toward life and towards basketball. He believes in winning, doing your best, and working hard. I'd like to think I

Many characteristics can make a story worth reading. In Sir Thomas Malory's "The Tale of Sir Gareth," the vivid characters, riveting suspense, and courtly romance skillfully combine to create an entertaining medieval romance. Medieval romance is a story in which a hero fights to uphold the ideals of chivalry. Without characters, a story is hardly fulfilling. In "The Tale of Sir Gareth," the vivid characters play important roles for entertainment. Sir Kay, King Arthur's steward, had a mind

One day three years ago Tim and I where fishing and I said to him you should sign up for my scuba diving class. Then he said "I am not going diving I will get eaten by a shark!" Then I told him don't worry I have been diving for ten years and I have never been eaten by a shark. He Finally agreed to taking the class. A week later we had gotten together to do class. I told him that I will take him to the Dry Tortugas for his check out dives. He thought that was a very Good idea. We got all

The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby was the crowning achievement of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896. He received his education by attending St. Paul Academy, the Newman School, and Princeton University. In 1923 he married Zelda Sayre and they divided their time among New York, Paris, the Rivera, and Rome, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle, which included Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe. After his achievement with his novel T

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a hilarious satire of the Crusades. The movie pokes fun at everything from the woman of the age to monsters to the Knights of the Round Table. It is a perfect example of satire, because it makes use of almost every satirical weapon, although humor is the most commonly used one. I will prove FX Feeny, a professional movie reviewer wrong when he said, "In theory, Hail Grail is a spoof of the legend of King Arthur, but Jo

For many people, childhood is a happy refuge of sunny memories and sheltering love. It is a place yearned for because of it's safety, warmth, and innocence. Unfortunately, I have none of that. Most of my childhood experiences are walled off by mental barriers I myself put there, but cannot break down. What little I can remember I wish I could not. For the first three years of my life, I lived in a happy home, my father was in the Navy, oft at sea, and my mother was a housewife, content to

Education Education is to instruct mentally and morally. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee education is one of the problems that one of the characters encounters. Education is a very important part of societies now and when the novel takes place. Education for Scout was hard because Calpurnia had taught Scout how to read and hand write. Scouts teacher did not think that a child in there first year of school should be so talented. On Scouts first day of school the teache

Utopia vs. Dystopia What is utopia? According to The Random House Dictionary, utopia is a place or state of political or social perfection based on the novel Utopia by Thomas More (Random House 976). Most people can not picture this definition because the real world is not as perfect as Thomas More describes in Utopia. We live in a society not only containing freedom, wealth, and happiness, but also having, disease, crime, and poverty. This "dystopian" society may not share the all glory

Life is more rewarding with friendship. Every day is a chance to meet someone new. It does not matter if you're at school, work, or just out running around, people are everywhere. Whether you get along with them or not is your choice. In my experiences, I have found there are different types of friends. Work friends, sociable friends and long-life friends all help life run smoothly. Many of us meet a good nember of friends though work. The more friends an individual has at work the better

This diorama is a contrast between Richard's original home, at his grandma's house, and where he moves to later, with Mr. and Mrs. Moss and their daughter Bess. Richard's life was much better in Memphis with the Moss family than it ever was living at Granny's house with Aunt Addie, Mom, and Grandpa down south. Mrs. Moss treated Richard like a member of the family or someone they had know for years and served him full meals at dinner time and was offended when she discovered Richard eatin

School is full of learning discipline, fun and friends. Honestly, school is practicality my second home. We eat, learn and occasionally sleep there. Our school, is full of fun and friends, discipline and learning. Everywhere you go there is bound to be friends, which then means fun. Practically all the people I hang around with are or were from . Things in school seem a lot more lively with friends that are in your groups for projects or in your class or group class. I look forwa

Chistopher Columbus I am writing this report about the life of Columbus, the first european of his time to travel to the OAmericasO. He is regarded by some to be a hero for what he achieved but by others he is considered a criminal for what he did to the Native Americans. Columbus was born in genoa, Italy in 1451. He began sailing at the age of 14 and after many voyages he established himself as a reputable sailor. Initially Columbus approached the Portuguese king and the Spanish

The Ryder Cup The Ryder Cup is the most famous team golf event in the world. The Ryder Cup is played for biannually between the USA and the European team. The tournament was founded in 1927 by Samuel Ryder and has continued to the present day. The competition was originally held between the USA and the British teams, but then in 1973 the rules changed to allow the British team to field Irish golfers. The competition finally extended in 1979 to allow all European golfers to play for the new E

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY AMERICAS ROLE FOR THE NEXT CENTURY Americas role for the next century will be to stay economically stable. That will be no problem unless something disastrous will happen like another Stock Market crash or Nuclear Holocaust. America in the future also needs to increase peace to every nation in the world. America needs to get rid of all poverty and increase education. To stay economically stable, America needs to keep trade relations and keep wars out of our futur

Noam Chomsky is obviously a very bright person, with some strong opinions about society, and people. From listening to him speak at numerous banquets, and at many interviews, I had some mixed thoughts. I feel that Chomsky's opinions are viable to a certain extent. This is because the higher intellectual person listens to what he has to say, and for the most part agrees with what Noam is saying. On the other hand, there is the type of person who feels that what is happening ar

Traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure, can be a difficult thing, and packing the suitcase can be the biggest, if not done correctly. Packing a suitcase requires problem solving, preparedness, and organization. It is very important to find and effective way to save space and time. First, one must make a list of what things are the most essential for the trip. Decisions for these things must be based on what carrying ability one is able to obtain. Carrying five suitcases through

Cody Clare 11/12/97 Hero Myth Time was running out. It was our 5th day on Alpamayo Spire, an 8,000ft chunk of snow and ice that rises like a bad dream out of Peru's Cordella Blanco. Clouds to the south were flowing in like an oil slick. Winter was closing in. Huttling in a round dome tent which was creaking from the howling winds outside like an antique colonial rumble bed, we had a decision on our hands. "We are up to pitch 30, we should only have a half dozen left. Thats one more day

To me a hero is someone I look up to, respect and admire for various reasons. A hero is someone you want to model at least some aspects of yourself after. A hero is first off successful, they will not stop until they have achieved their goals, whatever the goals they have set might be, they will be persistent until they have ultimately gotten what they wanted. Secondly a hero is very intelligent, they pride themselves on being brilliant. To be considered brilliant, at least in my opinion

A Separation of Life Water, the median of life. Growing up in a small town nestled tightly in the arms of the wasatch front, I learned early the importance of nature. There was a fine line drawn between religion and the outdoors, and the quest of my life was to determine an appropriate balance. Water, signifying the line between the spiritual and physical, played an imp

A Story about College Leaving from home and exploring ones own dreams are a very important part of maturing. Though, the physical separation from home is for some a difficult transition to college life. What are those things one takes for granted while living at home, and attending high school? What changes does one face upon entering college? Just think of all the ti

Achilles Anophtheis (Achilles revisited) The director walked onto the stage, gingerly adjusting his radiation mask in order to fit the microphone beneath it. His nervous cough boomed through the hall. After shuffling the papers on the podium before him, he began. "Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Pre-Apocalypse Archaeological Society. We have called this session to

Argumentative Essay about College Dear Ben, Hey Ben! I was talking with Sean yesterday when he told me the news, you're planning to delay college. This came as a shock to me when I heard it. By not attending college, you may get a year's rest and a chance to think your decisions through, but if you ever do decide to attend college, you will miss out on a lot of opport

Clear thoughts As I reflect upon my experience in the Persian Gulf War I can recall the fighting all too clear. The time was 2110 hours on 16 January 1991. The ground war had been underway for five days and I was mentally exhausted. My platoon had been assigned the duty of clearing bunkers. During the last portion of our briefing we were given explicit instructions to e

Concert Life We were the metal, Ericson stadium the magnet. With the burning heat reaching down to scold our pale defenceless faces we began walking impatiently at a pressing pace towards the stadium. The stadium projected a hum of activity and instrumental sound, which was deafening the ear, already! . We clutched our tickets tightly as though they contained the final

Expansion Of Arthur's Battle With The Giant Arthur turned his head in the direction the woman's gaze and there before him stood the giant that he had heard so much about during the past few days. It stood almost 20 feet off the ground and carried a club bigger than Arthur himself. The stench of rotting human corpses emanated from its disgusting body and insects of every sort

Death of a Salesman They all return to the house. The fully paid for house. The sight of it brings back a slight sob to Linda's throat, when she reaches the cement stoop her sobbing once again becomes full. Charley looks to her but is at a loss for words. Happy puts his arms around his mother and holds her. Biff only looks on at it all. For a brief second he sees the

Gun Laws Dear Legislator, I am writing on behalf of my thoughts and myself about gun control laws. My position on this topic is neutral leaning towards the "No Gun" law. The idea of a federal law to ban these guns is a good idea, but it could be better. I believe strongly that guns should be banned from our country in some kind of way, but there are exceptions like

Hockey is Life He was the last pick for the Milford Flyers. His tryout was inept and poorly executed. This is what he always wanted, what he worked for, what he dreamt about. He felt like a dolt for playing so horribly in a game he loved. Hockey was his life, and it almost ended with the shame of not playing again. He promised himself that he would never let that happ