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Click Here For Research Papers Online! English Conflict in Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" In Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" the conflict was not apparent at the very beginning. What was a poor, elderly sick woman doing gallivanting in the forest during the dead of winter? The reason became clear towards the conclusion of the story as the action revealed that the conflict was obtaining the necessary medicine for her grandson. When this conflict became obvious, another question came to mind.

Cross-Country skiing is a sport and technique of traveling over snow-covered surfaces with the feet attached to long, narrow runners known as skis. The skis distribute the skier's weight over a larger area, preventing the skier from sinking into the snow. Three kinds of skiing have developed: Alpine, Nordic, and Freestyle. Alpine, or downhill, skiing is movement down steep slopes; in races, victory is decided by elapsed time. Nordic, or Cross-Country, skiing, is movement over relat

The essence of leaders in many and all countries brings a bit a fear into the hearts of all citizens. Yet when the ruling ways of leaders are taken too far, this fear will become more until the people of the country are reduced to mechanical beings doing every wish of their master. This may seem drastic, yet many of today's leaders are doing the minimum in order to lead their people to being such mechanicals. Such a man is Saddam Hussain. This leader of Iraq has turned his countrymen i

Hibernation Vs. Migration This paper is on migration verses hibernation and which one I believe is better. I will tell you of some of the facts of migration and hibernation, so that you will be able to decide which you believe is better. There are many animals who hibernate but they are divide into two categories , they are mammals and reptiles. There are also two type of hibernation. The two types are Pure Hibernation and Hibernation. Pure Hibernation is when the animal

Marcel Duchamp by Brandon Noll Marcel Duchamp was a French Dada artist, whose small but controversial output exerted a strong influence on the development of 20th-century avant-garde art. Born on July 28, 1887, in Blainville, France, near Rouen, brother of the artist Raymond Duchamp-Villion and half brother of the painter Jacques Villion. In 1904, he went to Paris, where he met artists who later led modern art movements. Duchamp began to paint in 1908. Some artists at the time

Andy Warhol by Brandon Noll Andy Warhol was thought to be born around 1929 to 1930 near Pittsburgh to Czech immigrant parents. His real name was Andrew Warhola. He was an American painter and filmmaker who was a leader during the pop art movement. Other artists during his time were Rosquest and Lichtenstein. The greatest influences on his work were his mother and comic books. By some art experts he is considered to being one of the most controversial artists of all time. He i

Riel, Louis (1844-1885) Louis Riel was born in 1844 in the Red River settlement (now Manitoba). He had French, Irish, and Native American background. He was sent to Montreal to train for the priesthood when he was fourteen, but he never graduated. He attempted training as a lawyer but he never finnished that either. By 1868 Riel was back in the Red River area. Riel became a leader of the Metis of Red River because he was well educated and bilingual. In 1869 when the Canadian government purc

Affluenza is the unhappy condition of overload debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more, and unfortunately it is taking the nation by storm. Greed and materialism plant the seed to this dreaded disease that effects people of all classes. Today's society has imprinted the idea of "buy more" into our heads through every form of media possible. The average person will see over one million advertisements by the age of twenty. We are let on to believe that we cannot be ha

The prairie seems to roll on forever, holding only its own peace. The cowboy, alone with his horse, rides across the flat plane possessing nothing but himself and his gun. The film Shane, based upon the novel written by Jack Schaeffer, tells the story of just such a lonely drifter, the title character being a gunfighter. With no last name, no past, his horse and his six-shooter gun, he drifts into a tiny settlement in Wyoming inhabited by a small group of farmers and their enemies, the big cattl

Realism on the Western Front Real: Actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact. There is an important difference between real and unreal. Some people have trouble understanding and distinguishing the difference between these two terms. These people live at a halfway point; where dreams are enjoyed and life is lived happily ever after. However, All Quiet on the Western Front expresses no virtual reality. Fantasy is not a component in this example of exceptional literature.

There are many obvious differences in Hiroshima, by John Hersey, and Red Storm Rising, by Tom Clancy. Many of these differences come simply because of the different locations. And still others come because of the different writing styles. But most of the differences comes as a result of the situations, or plot, of each book. The first, and arguably largest, is that Hiroshima is a non-fiction book while Red Storm Rising is fiction book. Therefore Hiroshima is filled with facts and only fa

The play Dutchman by Imamu Baraka portrays the actions of two characters in a subway car, Lulu a symbol for typical white society, and Clay a young black man, trying to find out where he fits in that society. Through the actions of the two characters the author demonstrates how black people are often abused by white society and left abused for the expression of their unpopular opinions. Clay concludes a tragic hero in Arthur Miller's definition after "laying down his life . . . to secure . . .

Tony Sermonti Revised Essay English 101 Women in the Workforce As time goes on and western culture becomes more advanced - or more liberal - depending on who you talk to, the answer to the question of whether work is a basic human right and if it should be accepted in society that women take more of a role in the traditionally male workforce changes. This essay will prove that work is a basic human right. More specifically, the woman's right to work---an activity in which one exerts stre

The horrors of Apartheid were not clearly explained or talked about openly by whites during 1960. No one but the black South Africans living in the hell could understand the pain and torture it brought. It was not as if the whites were trying to completely suffocate the results of their self- interest laws, yet they could not and would not fully uncover and tell the true ways of Apartheid. Apartheid was more than the laws that were passed. It was a way of life for every black South African t

Book Summary "Go-Boy" The book "go Boy" is all about the life and times of boy and man named Roger Caron. He is trapped inside a life that he does not want, but he does not know any other way of living. Roger knows how to commit crime, he knows how to survive in jail; he was not taught any other way of life. Roger Caron started his jailing career on October 17th, 1954 in the Guelph reformatory doing fourteen months for break and enter at the age of sixteen. This was Rogers first time a

In D.H. Lawrence's The Blind Man, Maurice Pervin had been blinded in Flanders. He comes back to his farm where he and his wife, Isabel, spend the next year in solitude. Initially, Maurice attempts to regain control of his life, by acting as his blindness is not really a disabliaty and by exercising power over his wife; however, when he feels abandoned by her and her friend Bertie, he attempts to regain control of her, by controlling Bertie. When we first hear of Maurice's blindness, we see that

LORD OF THE FLIES The Stronger of the Two By Alana Rush In the book, Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, there are 2 main characters who become opposing leaders. Jack, the totalitarianist, and Ralph, the democrat. Jack is the stronger of the two, and the better leader for many reasons. He has control over the boys and makes sure that they're enjoying themselves, Jack knows what is needed for survival and has all the skills necessary for a good leader. Jack is shown

In the novel Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, Jonathan Lyte Tremain undergoes some very serious changes. It is this reader's impression that as Johnny grew up in Boston, Massachusetts in these Pre- Revolutionary War times, he matured much since the time hat he left the Lapham household, until the end of this novel. Some examples of his maturity were: -When he learned to control his temper. -When he learned to treat people (especially Cilla) with respect. -When he helped his c

SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld is a book filled with all of Jerry's thoughts, views, and opinions on the things we do in life. The book has all of his annoyances and pet peeves. Instead of describing his life he discusses life in general in a comedic way. Some of the things he talks about are, personal maintenance, traveling, jobs and careers. He reflects on each subject with different situations and is always ready to tell a joke. Jerry feels that no matter what, we are always doing somet

CHAUCER'S IMPRESSION OF WOMEN OF MEDIEVAL TIMES Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales in the late 1400s. By conceiving the idea of a pilgrimage to Canterbury in which each character strives to tell the best story, Chaucer cleverly reveals a particular social condition of England during the time. In this time period, the status, role, and attitudes towards women was clearly different from that of today. Two tales in Chaucer's collection specifically address this subject: the Miller's

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories. The story has the ability to create an illusion of reality by enhancing the reader's senses and therefore allowing them to further enter into the story. Poe emphasizes themes such as insanity, hideous murders and death to entice readers and reach into their fears. Time is slowed down to intensify events in the story. To add to the effect, Poe writes the story in the first-person narrative because it effectiv

Winter 1998 Elizabeth I & Marlowe's Faustus - Pragmatism and Lasting Accomplishment vs. Impetousity and Fleeting Aggrandizement Goethe's Faust. Milton's Paradise Lost. Shakespeare's Macbeth. All famous works which were foreshadowed by a play called The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, a play so great as to make Goethe say "How greatly is it planned!" (Knoll 72). Doctor Faustus was written by Christopher Marlowe, a poet whose fame among his contemporaries is secon

The theme of a story represents the central conflict going on over the course of the whole story. A story can have several themes at one time. Young Goodman Brown is an example of a story with many themes. The two major themes throughout the story are the conflict of good vs. evil and morality vs. temptation. Another more minor theme in story is person vs. insanity. In the theme of good vs. evil, Goodman Brown is faced with the decision of staying with his Christian faith or joining th

When Ursula says, "If we go on like this we'll be devoured by animals" (Marquez 309), it's as if she's looking into the future of the Buendia family. The future of the family, however, is not just to be devoured by the conventional animal, but also by other things taking the form of an animal. It rains for four years, eleven months and two days (Marquez 291) and during that time, everything was constantly damp and that created the perfect environment for moss and weeds the grow everywhere. T

The role that women played in Nazi Germany was a small one, one in which they were expected to do small things to help the war effort. The role women play in Cat and Mouse is not much better that those in Nazi Germany. It can't be completely determined if these are Grass's personal views of women, or if he is trying to make a point about how unfairly women were treated in his time, but there were two basic roles that women played in this novel. There was the seductress, a woman who either kno

This story takes place in Ottawa in the 1950's. It begins when 14 year old Hubbo (short for Hulbert) O'Driscoll moves from Lowertown to live at the Uplands Emergency Shelter. His mother died when he was born and his father was tragically run over by a streetcar. It was then that he was sent to live with Miss O'Driscoll who was married to a distant cousin of his dad. Mr. O'Driscoll was "missing in action" in the war, and although everyone knew he had drowned in the Pacific, Mrs. O'Driscoll

JOURNEY TO TOPAZ This book, A Journey to Topaz, involves an eleven year old girl named Yuki Chan who lives in California. Up until this point she was a perfectly happy girl and had many friends. But then, one day, Japan bombed America and all of the Japanese were taken to camps, including Yuki. Her father is being taken to war while she, her brother Kenichi and her mother enter long years of camp. Yuki travels around the U.S. in buses and trains to different camps and goes through many tough

A Separate Peace is a remarkable story about the relationship between two young students, Gene and Phineas. Their friendship develops through the formation of secret societies and late night card games. A tragic event, at first glance an accident, changes their lives forever. As the story unfolds the friends have to deal with the fact that the unfortunate event was no accident. An extremely well written book, A Separate Peace is a wartime story about New Hampshire schoolboys as they approa

I. Ernest Hemingway's tough, Terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century. II. Ernest Hemingway has had many great accomplishments in his historical life but just one event has hardly sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of

Matt Kail December 9, 1998 Introduction of the Author Richard Smoke has worked in positions that show he has the expertise to write National Security and the Nuclear Dilemma. He has been a Professor of Political Science and also the Research Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Development at Brown University. Holding these positions not only makes him knowledgeable in the area of political science, but also allows him access to large amounts of information about foreign policy. He

My Sergei By: Ekaterina Gordeeva There are tree major characters in this book; Ekaterina, Sergei, and Stanislav Alexeyvich Zhuk. Ekaterina, or Katia is one of the main characters in the book. As she unfolds the love story between her and Sergei we see what a genuine, loving, king, interesting, and dedicated person she is. She tells her story very lively and intensely. Katia's strong inner strength reaches out to you in the book and pulls you in like a magnet. Sergei is the other mai

William Faulkner, a writer brought up in the South, displayed the upbringing and lifestyles of people in a certain town. The theme revolved around the life of a lady name Emily Grierson. She is a southern woman, whose failed attempt at life is kept secret from her town until her death. By explaining her upbringing by a stern father, her midlife climax and her slow journey through a secluded life to her death, Faulkner shows how clinging on to tradition by Emily's father ruined her life. To

A Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Though Aldous Huxley leaves this book at a definite ending, he leaves you wondering what will their society be like because the "Savage" must have changed it. The theme for this book would have to be, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." True, this is Newton's third law, but it does apply here. This theme is stated from the beginning of the book, though thoroughly present, it did not seem too important to me until later. When

Nick and the River by Kirk Wintermute In Ernest Hemingway's short story "Big Two-Hearted River," there are very few obvious relationships. But the relationship that is most important to the story is that of the main character, Nick, and the river itself. Nick's feelings towards the river extend beyond the banks and the waters to its inhabitants. While Nick may not actually speak to the river during the story, he does relate to it and show definite feelings of contentment and

The most prominent intellectual movement of the mid-twentieth century was the concept of Existentialism. The Existentialists emphasized the freedom of the individual mind and criticized a number of aspects of society, often focusing on religion. Jean-Paul Sartre was especially critical of religion, as is expressed in his 1943 play Les Mouches, or The Flies. This play is a retelling of Sophocles' Electra, a play which told of the brutal murder of Agamemnon, king of Argos, by his wife, Clytemne

Namita Puran AP English Period 5 March 30, 1999 (Empty Slogans = Propaganda) in "The Fifty-First Dragon" "It is simply this-man is not sufficient. He must have a rallying cry, a slogan by which to die and by which to live." Heywood Broun Heywood Broun sold his first short story, "The Fifty-First Dragon", to the New York Tribune. It was written during the post-Great War period and as such reflected the amount of empty propagandizing the Americans did to entice young people to jo

When we first read Animal Farm by George Orwell we find it to be an amusing fairy tale, although it has a much deeper meaning. In Orwell's novel the animals revolt against their human rulers talk and harvest crops. This whole idea of the revolt is based on the Russian Revolution, in which the revolt started of as a foundation of an idealistic society but as time flew by dictatorship returned [Animal Farm: http://downtown.ala.net]. Like the Russian Revolution the revolt in Animal Farm gave r

Roger Chillingworth's character changes drastically throughout the course of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. He is first introduced as the husband of Hester Prynne, a kind and gentle man. In part because of his physical deformities, Hester never experiences a heart-pounding, lustful love for him, but none the less she honors and respects his age and knowledge of the world. He seems to be a wise and stable husband, but after two years of separation from the woman he truly loves, he r

In Sophocle's Antigone, the characters show a variety of traits. However, Antigone's life of ambition, family of noble rank, and display of good mentality portray her as the tragic hero of the story. A tragic hero must include three main traits. The hero must have a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and must be a basically good person. Antigone fulfills all three traits thoroughly in the mythic story of Antigone. A tragic flaw plays a very important part of a tragic hero. Tragi

Synopsis Slaughterhouse-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut, is the story of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a man who, among other things, lived through the Dresden firebombing during World War II and was abducted by aliens. The novel is told as a non-chronological group of events that make up Billy's life. The exposition of Slaughterhouse-Five describes Billy as an easy-going man. He never raises his voice as a result of his experiences on Tralfamadore, the alien planet. He is an optometrist born and r

William Golding's "Lord Of The Flies" is the book I chose for my book report. I chose this book because I was given a copy of it and I have been told by many people it was the kind of book that I would really enjoy. I really enjoyed this book and I will probably read it again. It was a very fast paced story and it was easy to understand. The story takes place some time in the middle sixties. One of the first characters introduced shows up shortly after a plane crash. A plane has crashed somew

I found the book Les Miserables, written by Victor Hugo, to be an all around enjoyable story. The way Hugo arranged and worded his sentences were very clever. Because of these sentences, during the slow or boring parts, I remained interested. However, many parts of the book I found to be confusing. Hugo did not seem to give much information or background about why the characters did what they did. One of the most puzzling parts in Les Miserables was Javert's stubborness to capture Jean Valj

Bryan Smith (or your name English 111 Dr. Charles Courtney October 1, 1998 Human Condition and Character in Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place presents three views of the human condition-that of a young man, that of a middle-aged man, and that of an old man. The two younger men, both waiters at a cafe, show their different views of life based on their feelings about an old man's intentions. Hemingway does not

"Science Fiction and Fantasy allow us - or even force us - to become greater than we are, greater than we could hope to be. It confronts us with the major ambiguities and dualities of life; good and evil; light and dark; innocence and guilt; reality and appearance; heroism and cowardice; order and anarchy. I don't try to predict the future - I try to prevent it. -Ray Bradbury- In the quote above by Ray Bradbury, his message is very strong. I believe that he is trying to say t

Research Term Paper An Author and His Work Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens to John Marshal Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835 in a small city called Florida, Missouri, which had a population of one hundred people. "I increased the population by one percent," he said. "It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for a town…" (Cox, 7) Samuel, however did not live most of his life in Florida, but moved around throu

The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a novel with much symbolism. Throughout the novel several characters represent other ideas. One of the most complex and misunderstood characters in the novel is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic symbol - one that is always changing. Although Pearl changes, she always symbolizes evil. Pearl symbolizes evil in the story by representing God's punishment of Hester's sin, symbolizing the guilt an

N. MARIANO 1 Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild, is about Buck, a courageous dog fighting for survival in the Alaskan wilderness, is considered to be his masterpiece. This legend shows the harsh and frozen Yukon during the Gold Rush. As Buck is ripped from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog, his primitive, wolflike nature begins to emerge. Savage struggles and strong bonds between man, dog, and wilderness are displayed to there extremes, as Bu

Effects of Individual Sin How far would a person go to conceal guilt? In Nathaniel Hawthornes, The Scarlet Letter, some would go further than others. The three main characters in the story are all sinners, yet only one faced the true consequences. Hester's sin strengthened her, Dimmesdales sin destroyed him, and Chillingworth's sin corrupted him. Hester's wrongdoing did the complete opposite, and it empowered her. She was an extremely ardent woman in many ways. When she

One of the most memorable moments for many students in the class of 1999 will occur when they see "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace," the first part of a prequel trilogy to the beloved Star Wars trilogy. The original three films Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi have embedded themselves in current culture. The Force, composer John William's famous soundtrack, and lines such as "Luke, I am your father"(which is never said in any of the movies) have become common

Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City. His parents were Sol and Marie Salinger. He had an older sister named Doris. There is very little personal information about Salinger because of his insistence on protecting his privacy. J. D. earned average grades in grade school. At age thirteen, Salinger was enrolled in the prestigious McBurney School in Manhattan, but he was dismissed with failing grades after a year. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. T