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The Beatles The English ROCK MUSIC group The Beatles gave the 1960s its characteristic musical flavor and had a profound influence on the course of popular music, equaled by few performers. The guitarists John Winston Lennon, b. Oct. 9, 1940; James Paul McCartney, b. June 18, 1942; and George Harrison, b. Feb. 25, 1943; and the drummer Ringo Starr, b. Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940, were all born and raised in Liverpool. Lennon and McCartney had played together in a group called The Q

Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered percep

Page 1 This book is called Brian's Winter. It is the sequal to Hachet. The plane Brian is in crashes in the Canadian wilderness. Brian learns to survive with a bow and arrow. He is rescued and the story ends. In Brian's Winter, he is not rescued and is still living in the wilderness having several things leftover from the plane, such as pots and pans, gear, and several packets of freeze - dried food. The food r

Albert Einstein Recognized in his own time as one of the most creative people in human history, Albert Einstein, in the first 15 years of the 20th century, advanced a series of theories that for the first time asserted the equivalence of mass and energy and proposed entirely new ways of thinking about space, time, and gravitation. His theories of relativity and gravitation were a profound advance over the old Newtonian physics and revolutionized scientific and philosophic inquiry. He was

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, next to George Washington possibly the most famous 18th-century American, by 1757 had made a small fortune, established the Poor Richard of his almanacs as an oracle on how to get ahead in the world, and become widely known in European scientific circles for his reports of electrical experiments and theories. He invented a stove, still being manufactured, to give more warmth than open fireplaces; the lightning rod and bifocal eyeglasses also were his ideas

Nicholas Sine Period 4 5/11/98 A Canticle for Leibowitz Throughout the history of mankind, man has wanted to learn. It was the knowledge that has been kept with him for generations that has also kept the human race from not progressing. More and more generations of man have evolved and yet one element of life has lived on through the roughness of nature, plagues and even world wars. Knowledge proves to be indestructible and unstoppable. In the first section of A Canticle for Leibow

Nicholas Sine English Honors Period Four January 15, 1997 Sir John Falstaff Humans are addicted to judging others on their first impression. Humans will never read into the book, they just look at the cover. Many people, both fictional and nonfictional can not be judged until you study them. Someone who first appears to be only comic relief, could end up to be a very important character. Sir John Falstaff is but one of these people. Falstaff's righteousness hides under his vocal

Nicholas Sine Period Four 4-6-98 Ignorance is Not Bliss "Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice." --Victor Cousin. As knowledge gives us the power to create, ignorance gives us the power to destroy. Over time, man's creations that may be awesome, turn against, and kill him. In Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, man destroys himself with his own creation. The wrong uses of any creation lead to destruction. Destruction comes unquestionably from the ignorance of man. Mank

Nicholas Sine English Honors Period 4 March 9, 1998 Guenever There are situations when people have to make choices that are very difficult. There is a woman who has been offered two different jobs, both she likes for different reasons, and both seem to be decent jobs. The woman knows she must choose the one that will do the best for her life. In T.H. White's The Once and Future King, Guenever is faced with a situation similar to that of the woman. Guenever has to choose between tw

Nicholas Sine English Honors Period 4 March 9, 1998 Hic jacet Arthurus Rex quandam Rexque futurus " The past is gone; the present is full of confusion; and the future scares hell out of me! " --David Lewis Stein. Like Mr. Stein, Arthur, from T.B. White's The Once and Future King, is horrified by his destiny. Whether it is one day into the future, or the day he dies, Arthur is terrified. Arthur can't handle the truth pertaining to his present and future life. Arthur was afraid he

Lancelot A young man just out of high-school decides he needs to find out who he is. To do this, the young man takes a trip; a trip to find himself. In T.H. White's, The Once and Future King, Lancelot too has to figure out how he is. He needs to know where he is going, and how he wants to get there. Until Lancelot figures out who he is, he will not be able to start his adventurous future. Lancelot must learn who he is before going any farther in life. Finding his own identity allow

Nicholas Sine English Honors Period Four December 3, 1997 The Makeup of Odysseus Down the street walks a man who does not believe in himself. He walks and walks hoping that somehow he will prove to the world that he is capable of surviving the harsh world. The man decides to go on a journey. Like the man I spoke of, Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey, needed to find, prove and show off something of his own. Odysseus' life saving traits are displayed. Dedication is Odysseus' vital

Achilles Achilles overwhelms himself by having to always be in front. Achilles wishes for people around him to respect him. Achilles mainly does this to make himself feel like he is on top of the social ladder. Achilles had plenty of time between battles to bury Patroklus. All throughout the poem Homer tells of truces between battles. Achilles rages when he doesn't get his way. It seems that he feels insecure when he in not in the lead. When Achilles sent Patroklus to fight in his

Hektor Hektor had to become great by displaying his talents. It is plain and simple that Hektor has more courage then anyone else in the poem. In one book Hektor, at his own will, announces that he is ready to give his life for what he believes in. All great men need courage for if they can't keep themselves organized, they can't keep their followers organized. Hektor is betrayed worst of all by the gods but still manages to follow his beliefs and do what he is instructed. When he le

Machiavelli "Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense." Ralph Waldo Emerson knew exactly how our society thinks when he said those words. The Prince, written by Machiavelli, was made of his thoughts on being or becoming a ruler. Because Machiavelli's ideas were, like Emerson said,"...examples of common sense...," people were shocked by them. Machiavelli's ideals for society reflect common sense. It does not matter how loving a ruler is, if he/she is not

The novel, A Room With a View, written by E.M. Forster, recites a tedious story. The novel's elementary plot, and transparent characters are covered with the occasional usage of imagery. A Room With a View, can be summed up into a few short sentences. Lucy, a female character has her choice of two suitors, Cecil and George. Cecil can provide Lucy with a life of monotony, however, he is quite handsome. George, a free thinker, would assist Lucy in the exploration of her own life and the worl

THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS ON HIS VOYAGE BACK TO ITHACA After the Trojan War, Odysseus traveled to the island Ismaros of the Ciconians. Him and his men killed the natives, sparing the women. One of the women got away and told other Ciconians of the situation. The next day there was a battle between Odysseus's army and Ciconians. The Ciconians had the upper hand and some of Odysseus's men were killed, but the rest escaped alive. After many days of violent winds and vicious oceans, Odyss

FITZGERALD LETTERS COMPOSITION F. Scott Fitzgerald was a very interesting man. He was together a brilliant writer, loving father and husband. He was however not the same man during all of these occupations. Fitzgerald the writer was a perfectly planned perfectionist. He wrote satiric at times but always to the point. He would live and act out the characters and express to you which ones he approved and disapproved of. He would also lend the reader some creative genius of their own. He would

"God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor? (Act IV, pg 138) The Crucible is a story of love, pity, revenge, and forgiveness. It details the lives of the citizens of Salem during the witchcraft trials of 1692, and how their lives, and their community were affected by them. The two main characters are Abigail Williams, the girl influencing the trials, and John Proctor, the m

Book Report Title: The Shining Author: Stephen King Genre: Horror Theme: Man Vs. The Overlook Hotel Setting: The Overlook Hotel, in a remote location on a mountain in Colorado. Major characters: Danny Torrance is a five year old boy who has the gift of shinning. Wendy Torrance is Danny's mother who is the strongest character, mentally, in this book. Jack Torrance is Danny's father who becomes insane toward the end of the story. Minor characters: Delber

Animal Farm By David Jones Question: The Text can have mass appeal and at the same time address simple and complex issues. Discuss this statement with the reference to one print text. "Every line I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism," quotes George Orwell in the preference to the 1956 signet classic edition of Animal Farm. It is in Animal Farm, lesser talked about for the author's social theories in 1984, that Orwell's criticism ca

Raphael Radon Ms. Peters English III Honors In "Of Mice and Men" George speaks of a dream ranch to Lennie . He speaks of it to Lennie as a parent would when telling an intangible fairy tale to a child. Lennie asks George to tell the story so frequently that he basically knows all the words before George even says them. This ranch is a continuous reference to how the characters feel about their dream . The ranch has a specific structural function in the story. Its a bond Between Geor

Benjamin Williams October 8, 1998 Harbingers of Truth: the Female Role in Conrad's Heart of Darkness As our narrator, Charlie Marlow, stoically anticipates his departure for the Belgian Congo, he relates to his audience his conception of women as trivial and idle in their interaction with reality: "It's queer how out of touch with truth women are. They live in a world of their own . . ." (27). One may be so inclined as to concur with Marlow's dismissive statement, to discard any not

Death as the Focal Point Tony Hillerman expresses many themes throughout his novel,A Thief of Time. Themes such as jealousy, deceit, murder and the clash of cultures are just a few of them. While A Thief of Time is a part of the mystery genre and shares the uniform qualities which make it a part of that genre. However, the primary theme that is expressed in A Thief of Time is death. The theme that is emphasized the most in A Thief of Time is death. Death is a constant presence in the

Magazine: Sympatico Netlife Date: September/October Page: 28 Name of Article: To Code or Not To Code Author: Alex Beckett This article is about html (hyper text mark-up language) editors. They are tools used to create webpages, and you usually need to know basic HTML. An example of HTML is if you wanted to make blinking letters you would put the text you want to blink, or if you wanted a link you would put The name of the link,

A Clockwork Orange By: Anthony Burgees Anthony Burgess was born on February 25, 1917 in Manchester, England. His true given name was John Anthony Burgess Wilson. He spoke eight languages, not including English. Burgess was a composer of music since the age of sixteen years. He taught himself how to read music and how to play the piano. The inspiration for A Clockwork Orange came while during World War II, when his wife was assaulted while he fought. She died about a month after the incident

Bobby Paikatt British Connections / Romance and Rebellion Honors/ AP/DC September 8, 1998 GRENDEL vs. BEOWULF Both in the novel Grendel, and the poem Beowulf, there are substantial differences between characters, and how they are depicted in each of the writings. The interpretation of a hero is always created and altered by the society in which the hero resides. For example, Saddam Hussein may be perceived as a monster in America but in his motherland, Iraq, he is a champion. In both writi

Harley Liston B-4 The Hobbit This is a prelude book to Lord of the rings. It starts in a place called Shire, as a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins meats a old friend again, a wizard named Gandalf the grey. The wizard is at the door not alone but with several Dwarfs. Bilbo greeted them all into his dwelling. Gandalf starts to tell him why they have come. Gandalf said that Bilbo The bugler was chosen for a quest with the dwarfs. Bilbo Baggins, a respected and unadventurious Hobbit didn't like t

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book. It is not a comparison of the hypocrisy in society. It is not a story about escaping from that hypocrisy. It is not a metaphor for life. It is certainly not a symbolic comparison for the metaphoric simile of the literacy of Mark Twain's pet earthworm Jim. It is a book. A book written to create enjoyment within the reader. Trying to analyze Huck is like when you're touring a museum and you hear some know-it-all in the back of the group stop and

The author of my novel, The Glass Menagerie, was Tennessee Williams, a writer who lived from 1911-1983 and wrote more than 25 full length plays, over forty short plays, a dozen produced and unproduced screenplays, an opera libretto, two novels, a novella, more than sixty short stories, over 100 poems, an autobiography, a published book of letters, introductions to books and plays by others, and occasional pieces and reviews. Of these, his most famous works are The Glass Menagerie, Night of

The Power Struggle By Chad Chenier Mankind has a primitive desire to exist in a controlled environment, and also has a primitive desire to control his environment. In this Novel, the main characters introduced are a group of young boys torn between two leaders. One is a democratic and caring boy the other is a self-absorbed, power-hungry, dictator. As the story unfolds the choices become harder and eventually lead to a better understanding of the human condition. Since freedom is the abili

In reading the book The Island of Dr. Moreau I had encountered some significant views on science and technology concerning what Wells had written in the book. The character of Dr. Moreau describes him as a person with the desire to produce new life. These actions of Moreau can be found all through the book, bringing animals and people to the island for his experiments. The same experiments are being brought up with the issue of Cloning. First you have to find out what Wells's opinion

Crucible Essay Essay #2 Of all of the character in the Crucible, John Proctor changed the most. Few, if any, of the other character went through the changes Proctor went through. He went from some farmer trying to fix his marriage, to a symbol of the courts run amuck. Proctor was described as being in his middle thirties, a powerful man who was respected in the town. But that only describes Proctor's physical appearance, there is a passage in the play that I think describes Proctor's men

I. Plot A. The two opposing characters in this story are Phineas, and Andrew. Phineas is a middle aged man who stays at the castle every summer; he is working on his doctoral dissertation, and wants to use Andrew to help him complete it. He is very driven, but takes other people for granted. Andrew is a 16 year old boy who is coming to visit the castle with his dad, he is still trying to cope with his older brothers death, which he feels responsible for. These two characters are engaged in

this is another Book report I did for my sister. This one was written for a 8th grade calss so don't go giving it to your junior english teacher. I don't remember the questions I had to answer in this one, but you should be able to figure it out by reading it. Good luck ************************************************** 5/13/98 Language Arts Song of the Buffalo Boy Book Report I. PLOT A. This story is about a young Amerasian named Loi, she wishes to m

This is a essay discussion the change of the narrator in Carol Shields "The Stone Diaries" I got an A- on this paper so It shold be pretty good. There are some minor errors that need to be corrected, so make sure you proof read!! Hope this saves you some work, or gives you some ideas. ************************************************** English, Hour 6 1 Page Essay On The Stone Diaries Why does the narrator in this story change so much? Throughout The Ston

This isn't really a book report, but what the hell. The Story of an Hour is a short story about something I can't remember. the topic of this essay is "Select the most important word or phrase and explain it's significance." Any way I got 27/30 on this paper. There are a few run-on sentences that need to be fixed, but otherwise this essay is good to go. I make some connections to a book called "The Stone Diaries" by Carol Shields, at the end of the essay. So you may want to remove that par

The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis Ernest Hemingway portrays the Old Man as a crafty, determined fisherman; one who is ultimately in-tune and a part of nature. He completely understands his world, or maybe not understands, but simply knows. The Old Man goes out on the 85th day of his no-luck fishing streak with an almost uncanny knowledge that he will catch something to make the wait worthwhile. "Eighty-five is a lucky number," the old man said. "How would you like to see me bri

The Scarlet Letter is a wonderful and not so traditional example of the good versus evil theme. What makes this a unique instance of good versus evil is that either side could be considered either one. Hester could very easily have been deduced as evil, or the "bad guy," as she was by the townspeople.That is, she was convicted of adultery, a horrible sin of the time. As for punishment, a sentence to wear a scarlet "A" upon her chest, it would hardly be considered a burden or extreme sentence

F. Scott Fitzgerald emulates the "American Dream" as something corrupt, and not easy to achieve. The "American Dream" is made up of a long social ladder, and it is often impossible to be accepted at the top of this social ladder. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as the epitome of the "American Dream." However, there is a fine line between what many of us think is the "American Dream", and what Fitzgerald thinks is the "American Dream." One must be able to differentiate between Gat

Walter Lord's A Night To Remember By Chad Chenier The novel A Night To Remember by Walter Lord is about the well-known disaster that claimed the lives of over 1,500 people. The book was written in 1955, but the famous collision occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. This story takes place on the ship and on its many decks, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. The Novel has not one main character. This is a story about lower class passengers that were not only victims of a disastrous sea st

All the Presidential Investigations The Watergate incident, occurring late in President Richard Nixon's first term, has been one scandal that has scarred our country well into the present. Many books and articles exist that analyze the incident itself, the events surrounding it and Nixon's resignation and about the political implications and precedents that it set. Two of the authors of these books and newspaper articles are Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. In the book, All the President

This book is a story about a group of kids going out on Halloween. They had planned to meet up in costumes, as they did, but someone was missing. Their dear friend Pipkin was late. While they were waiting for him they decided to go out for their first "Trick or Treat". The door was opened by a man standing in a shadow. He not only said treat, but he wanted then both. The boys wondered what he meant by it. They walked away and saw a tree, a big tree full of pumpkins that were whispering, squeaki

Your Name A View From the Bridge "People don't do that sort of thing!" A play that I have recently read that conveys the ideas of the set question is 'A View From The Bridge' by Arthur Miller, in which the main character Eddie Carbone is under stress due to various incidents throughout the play. Millers play puts forward the idea of stress, human behaviour and how humans can react differently in stressful situations. The play is set in the Red Hook, a rundown area in Brooklyn, New York

Part One - Sins of Incontinence (She-Wolf) (excepting, of course, the first circle) Circle One- Virtuous Pagans and Unbaptized Children (Limbo) This circle is a grassy field illuminated by the light of human reason. Here reside the great poets of antiquity, whom Dante envies greatly. The only pain of the people here is that they have no hope. Circle Two- Lustful Persons (The Carnal) Those who reside here gave themselves up to their passions. They swirl in an eternal wind (lust) thr

Charles Dickens, one of the most esteemed British writers of the nineteenth century, used to his famous work, A Tale of Two Cities, to give several important messages. One of the most important of these messages was that the use of violence only causes more violence. Specifically, he uses the repression of the France people by their rulers, the callous murder of the son of Gaspard, a poor French peasant, and most dramatically, the incredibly violent acts committed by Madame Defarge, led to her

1984 By: George Orwell Winston Smith works in London at the Ministry of Truth. London is a city in Airstrip One, a Province of Oceania. The Party with Big Brother as its leader rules Oceania, a totalitarian state and one of the great powers of the world. Winston is secretly dissatisfied with his life under the inflexible and paternalistic government and decides to keep a diary of his thoughts. This is considered a crime in Oceania and Winston knows that he will be eventually discovered by

Killing Mr. Griffin is an incredibly suspenseful novel which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is written in third person point of view. The protagonist of this thrilling novel is Susan McConnell. Susan is a loner and mostly stays home with her nose in the books. She works hard at her studies and usually has no trouble with her teachers. But, Mr. Griffin is an exception. Mark Kinney, on the other hand, the antagonist, has already failed Mr. Griffin's class once. Mark's face is one th

Lord Henry Wotton's Faustian Pact Liana R. Prieto (Spring 1996) Society shapes the people living within it. The high-class British world of the 19th century holds youth and beauty above much more important qualities. Dorian Gray is neither mature nor knowledgeable of the world surrounding him when the reader first encounters him. Society, in the form of Lord Henry Wotton, tells him that he is presently at the peak of his life. Convinced he has nothing to look forward to, Dorian makes a wis

The Value of Forgiveness, The Value of Revenge Liana R. Prieto (Spring 1996) The Victorian Age touted high standards of decency and moral conduct. Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights are are both set in this period but there are few parallels between the society and characters in each. Charlotte Bronte models Jane's surroundings after the mannered, social world of 19th century England. Emily Bronte creates a whole new world where the rules of civilized society do not apply. The two sisters gre