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To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird Unknown Early Life Born in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 28, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee is the youngest of three children of Amassa Coleman Lee and Francis Lee. Before his death, Miss Lee's father and her older sister, Alice, practiced law together in Monroeville. When one considers the theme of honor that runs throughout Miss Lee's novel, it is perhaps significant to note that her family is related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a man especially noted for his devotion
Pantomime
Pantomime
Pantomime Kevin Mamerow This paper is about pantomime, about it's origin, it's people, how it has evolved, and how wonderful it is. Pantomime is a dramatic performance in which a story is told or a theme developed through expressive bodily or facial movement. The origin of pantomime can be traced back to classical farce and the Italian Commedia Dell'arte. Not all pantomime is silent. The completely silent performance of pantomime was invented in Rome. Pantomime is sometimes used to worship. Mime
Swiming Health Report
Swiming Health Report
Swiming Health Report Andy HISTORY OF SWIMMING Swimming was invented before recorded history. Humans discovered how to swim by accident. A person probably fell into the water and struggled to shore using a dog-paddle stroke. There was an Egyptian hieroglyph for swimming dating from 2500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans made swimming an important part of their military training programs. There have been known swimming contests that were organized in Japan as early as the 1st century BC. During t
The World And Ideas Of Karl Marx
The World And Ideas Of Karl Marx
The World and Ideas of Karl Marx J. Douglas The latter part of the nineteenth century was teeming with evolved social and economical ideas. These views of the social structure of urban society came about through the development of ideals taken from past revolutions and the present clash of individuals and organized assemblies. As the Industrial Revolution steamed ahead paving the way for growing commerce, so did the widening gap between the class structure which so predominantly grasped the popu
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead 'bob marley' Margaret Mead was a great scientist, explorer, writer, and teacher, who educated the human race in many different ways. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss the different ways Margaret Mead, Anthropologist, effected our society. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University. In 1926 she became assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Marcel Melo In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris. This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century. With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status. In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda, and their struggle in this story Quasimodoe's mother was a gypsy. She could not take care of him any longe
Gambling
Gambling
Gambling Josh and Justin Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. A Quick History of Gambling. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countrie
History Of Unions And Their Relevance In Todays Society
History Of Unions And Their Relevance In Todays Society
History of Unions and Their Relevance in Today's Society Donovan Glass Following the lead of Britain from where many of the original settlers came, workers in various occupations banded together to form unions. Ship writers, boat builders, tailors, bakers and carpenters were among the first craft unions form in Australia before 1848. By forming an association workers could obtain better wages and working conditions. However the employers wanted the highest profit margins so wished to keep wages
Kate Chopins Controversial Views
Kate Chopins Controversial Views
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views Unknown Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled 'poison'. was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin wa
Sophies World By Jostein Gaarder
Sophies World By Jostein Gaarder
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder Hayley Sophie's World is about the life of a 14 year-old girl called Sophie Amundsen. It takes you on a journey though 3000 years of Western philosophy, presenting important and in most cases annoying questions. This is the explanation of philosophy and philosophers given in the book: A white rabbit is pulled out of a top hat. Because it is an extremely large rabbit, the trick takes many billions of years. All mortals are born at the very tip of the rabbit's fi
The Renaissance In Italy
The Renaissance In Italy
The Renaissance in Italy J. Rich The Italian Renaissance was called the beginning of the modern age. The word Renaissance itself is derived from the Latin word rinascere, which means to be reborn. Many dramatic changes occurred during this time in the fields of philosophy, art, politics, and literature. New emphasis was placed on enjoying life and the world around you. Talented individuals sought self-gratification through art, literature, and architecture, and their achievments would influence
Life In New England As Opposed To The Chesapeake Bay In The 1600s
Life In New England As Opposed To The Chesapeake Bay In The 1600s
Life in New England as opposed to the Chesapeake Bay in the 1600s Wil Oakes During the 1600's, many people in the American colonies led very many different lives, some better than others. While life was hard for some groups, other colonists were healthy and happy. Two groups that display such a difference are the colonists of New England and Chesapeake Bay. New Englanders enjoyed a much higher standard of living. This high standard of New England's was due to many factors, including a healthier
Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998
Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998
Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jay Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Unknown Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a fully documented account of the annihilation of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the Battle of Wounded Knee. Brown brings to light a story of torture and atrocity not well known in American history. The fashion in which the American Indian was exterminated is best summed up in the words of Standing Bear of the Poncas, When people want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get them
Wounded Knee
Wounded Knee
Wounded Knee Julia Hacker Wounded Knee was a terrible event in US history. It showed how the US government didn't understand the Native Americans and treated them badly and unfairly. Big Foot was the chief of a subtribe of the Lakota called Miniconjou. He was very old and had pneumonia. He was taking his tribe to the Pine Ridge Reservation in south-western South Dakota. Most of the women and children in Big Foot's tribe were family members of the warriors who had died in the Plains wars. The Ind
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler eric de compiegne The seeds of Hitler's rise to power were planted following the outcome of the First World War. With Germany's defeat, many German men returned to Germany feeling betrayed by their country and government. Among them was Adolf Hitler, a young Austrian Corporal who had fought bravely for Germany. When the World War broke out, Hitler was very happy. The War had been a blessing to the young Hitler, who had been unsuccessful in civilian life. When Germany was defeated, H
Thoreau And King, Jr.
Thoreau And King, Jr.
Thoreau and King, Jr. Anonymous There are times throughout the history of the United States when its citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. There were such cases during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau, when there was unfair discrimination against the Afro-American community and Americans refusing to pay poll taxes to support the Mexican War. They used civil disobedience to eventually get legislation to stop the injustice brought against them
Ebola
Ebola
Ebola Matt La Van In the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its unknown hiding place, and caused the death of 340 people. Fear gripped the victims' faces, and uncertainty tortured their minds. The people of Zaire waited outside clinics, churches and in their homes for a treatment of the horrible disease, but there was no cure. They were forced to watch people die, hoping that they would be saved from the violent death of the Ebola virus. From the year of 1976 to the present date of 1996, researcher
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Jon Smithman This German born physicist is considered one of the world's greatest thinkers in history. Not only did he shape the way people think of time, space, matter, energy, and gravity but he also was a supporter of Zionism and peaceful living. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany, and spent most of his youth living in Munich, where his family owned a small electric machinery shop. He attended schooling in Munich, which he found unimaginative and dull. In addit
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole Of Merrymount, And The Birth-Mark
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole Of Merrymount, And The Birth-Mark
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole of Merrymount, and The Birth-Mark Naomi I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the pre
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell Ryan Krook Kim Campbell, Canada's first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell's fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that
American Declaration Of Independence And The French Declaration Of Rig
American Declaration Of Independence And The French Declaration Of Rig
American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights Kevin Johnson Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussions of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu
Mernissi
Mernissi
Mernissi Unknown Mernissi makes the claim that Any man who believes that a Muslim woman who fights for her dignity and right to citizenship excludes herself necessarily from the umma...is a man who misunderstands his own religious heritage, his own cultural identity (Mernissi viii). She goes about supporting this claim by delving into the very detailed documentation of Islam history. She attributes misogyny in the past and present Muslim culture to the male elite. She gives many examples of ho
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
French Literature in the Age of Reason Carri Fjell The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a period in France during the 1700's following the classical age. Within this time, philosophers placed the emphasis on reason as the best method for learning. It explored issues in education, law philosophy, and politics. It attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. This time produced advances in such areas as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These were
Making Sense Of The Sixties
Making Sense Of The Sixties
Making Sense of the Sixties Rick Price Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. The '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. In spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, John F. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. However, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assa
Walter Whitman
Walter Whitman
Walter Whitman Rick Price Through the history of the United States there have been a countless numbers of poets. With them came an equal number of writing styles. Certainly one of the most unique poets to write life's story through his own view of the world and with the ambition to do it was Walter Whitman. Greatly criticized by many readers of his work, Whitman was not a man to be deterred. Soon he would show the world that he had a voice, and that it spoke with a poet's words. Afoot and lighth
Victorian England
Victorian England
Victorian England Mark Shuler The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, to such
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World Katherine Flowers Imagine what the world would be like if we were all under the iron curtain. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda.... Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satirized tot
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart
The Second Coming Vs. Things Fall Apart Randy The book Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe , is very similar to the poem , The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats. A comparison of The Second Coming to Things Fall Apart will show many corresponding aspects between both of these literary masterpieces. Seeing the line Things fall apart in the poem , Achebe makes an outstanding association. At this point in time he says to himself, I should name my book Things Fall Apart , It will show the
1968
1968
1968 Josh An Indignant Generation. With all its disruptions and rage, the idea of black revolution was something many white Americans could at least comprehend, if not agree with. When rebellion seized their own children, however they were almost completely at a loss. A product of the posts war Baby Boom, nurtured in affluence and concentrated in increasing numbers on college and university campuses. It was a generation marked by an unusual degree of political awareness and cultural alienati
Evolution
Evolution
Evolution jeannine Like the biblical hero Adam, a single cell let part of it's body become another being, now one of a pair. Like the heroin Eve this duplicate created more of it's species. These multiplying cells joined together into a legacy long in running. The history of our evolution is dark, we fumble for answers yet still need more light to unlock the mysteries beneath. One must remember that when speaking of the theory of evolution one is not only referring to humans but to other species
John F. Kennedy - A Thousand Days
John F. Kennedy - A Thousand Days
John F. Kennedy - A thousand days Melanie Jackson John F. Kennedy was destined to be president of the United States. He would rather mold history than let history mold itself. John Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA in 1917. His mother was Irish and his father was a graduate of Harvard University and had entered the business world. After their arrival as immigrants, John's grandparents entered politics. John had attended four different schools before attending Harvard. He first attended Dexter Sc
Communism - From Marx To Zemin
Communism - From Marx To Zemin
Communism - From Marx to Zemin Kris Rayner Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy's Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rather, it is to inform the reader of communism's migration through time
Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great Tommy It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame. Alexander The Great Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as
Stone Henge
Stone Henge
Stone Henge Adam Man has always been interested in mystery. Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious places that man has been interested in. Construction began on Stonehenge at about 2200 B.C. (Abels 9). The origin and uses of Stonehenge are still a great mystery. Stonehenge is a ruin of a stone building. Stonehenge is the oldest pre-historic structure in western Europe. The name Stonehenge is Saxon in origin and means hanging stones. Stonehenge is visible from around one to two miles (Chippin
US Supplies In WWII
US Supplies In WWII
US Supplies in WWII Jill Dion Some people say that the most devastating war in the history of the world has been World War II. First of all, what is a war? Webster's Dictionary says that the definition of war is an armed contest between states or nations any contest or strife, such as a war of words. As one can see, World War II was a contest between states or nations. It began with a simple little conflict in Europe in 1939. This conflict involved Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but event
Quick History Of Art
Quick History Of Art
Quick History of Art Dylan Valade Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Will The History of Cloning The theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning. 400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of the parent plant. 1938- Hans Spermann, of Germany, envisions what he call
The Mall
The Mall
The Mall Tom Townsend Let's go to the mall. This comment is one of the few statements that can be heard coming from the mouths of both sexes. While typically associated with shopping, and thus automatically, and unfairly, females, going to the mall has mutual attractions to both males and females. Since the massive increase of shopping malls in this country, the popularity of going to the mall has increased a thousand fold for everyone. For females the reason that going to the mall is so p
City-states In Lower Mesopotamia
City-states In Lower Mesopotamia
City-states in Lower Mesopotamia [email protected] Factors that contributed to the emergence of city-states in Lower Mesopotamia and the influence the landscape played in the formation of the civilization which emerged. For this essay I considered the question of what factors contributed to the emergence of city-states in Lower Mesopotamia and the influence the landscape played in the formation of the civilization which emerged. Through my research on this topic I found that there is much evidence to supp
The Wave
The Wave
The Wave Heather Burns The wave is about a history teacher whose name is Ben Ross. His class was starting to study the time that Hitler began making all the Jewish people stay in camps. Ben Ross could not find a way to get his class interested into this time period, so he decided to try to make a group, He would play like a Hitler type scenario and his class would be the Jewish people. He would make this group open to the whole school. Ben Ross told his idea to his class. He announced the group,
Gambia
Gambia
Gambia Dan Hall HISTORY: The Gambia, translated from the French La Gambia was first colonized by Portugal in 1445 on what was later named St. Mary's Island. Subsequently, the area was visited by France and later, Britain who began to build strong trading posts along it's western shores. In the 1700's The Gambia was proclaimed to be part of Britain. By 1969 The Gambia became a republic within the British commonwealth of nations. In 1982 it was declared a republic in what was later declared the Se
Should There Be Compulsary College Classes
Should There Be Compulsary College Classes
Should There be Compulsary College Classes Kaytay Open your eyes, clean out your ears, sit down and listen, straighten your back, keep your head forward and be ready to have an open mind? Having an open mind is a good quality to have while experiencing different situations that you may encounter. People have many different opinions and ideas which they are expressing in today's society. College is another step along the journey of life that a select few will experience. College should be first p
Desirees Baby
Desirees Baby
Desiree's Baby Stephen Curry D?sir?e's Baby is a story of love, prejudice and rejection, a story with noble beginnings that slowly turns to reveal an uglier side of human relations. Armand, a wealthy landowner of the plantation L'Abri in the ante-bellum south of Louisiana, is confronted by a family secret that has been hidden from him, even into adulthood. The secret is scandalous for its day, and its consequences run deep into the fabric of society. No one told Armand of this secret. He disco
Private School Vouchers
Private School Vouchers
Private School Vouchers Brandon Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the appropriate use of public funds, the
euthanaisa
euthanaisa
Works Cited : Internet McKinley, Brian Elroy. Why Abortion is Biblical. l Lambert, Annette. The Bible on Abortion. Dixon, Poppy. Abortion is not a Sin. Is the fetus a citizen and therefore protected by the fourteenth amendment? Defining Biological Life. Church History. http://www.texaslink.com/gilbert/abortion/church.html Influence of Medical Science. Nine Reasons Why Abortions Are Legal Books Kamm, F.M. Creation and Abortion : A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy. Oxford, New Y
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls
John Boynton Priestly was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, on the 13th of September 1894. He wrote an ?Inspector calls? in 1945, but, the play is set on a evening in spring in 1912, from the Birlings dining room of their family house in Brumley, an industrial city in the north midlands. The style of the play seem at first glance to be a straight- forward, detective thriller, after the natures of the birling family and its guest Gerald Croft, the inspector arrives with the news of the death by suicid
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
When 10-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her first plane at a state fair, she was not impressed. It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting, she said. It wasnt until Earhart attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aviation. A pilot spotted Earhart and her friend, who were watching from an isolated clearing, and dove at them. I am sure he said to himself, Watch me make them scamper, she said. Earhart, who
No Poem Is An Island
No Poem Is An Island
?[L]iterary work is not a closed system?, it is part of a pre-existing conversation present within society (Sider 331). The poetics of romance and sensibility seem particularly concerned with reader involvement. This idea is exemplified in Keats? poem, ?Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil?. Neither the poet nor the reader is an uninvolved observer, in ?Isabella?, merely there to watch the tale of Isabel and Lorenzo?s unrequited love unfold. Throughout ?Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil? Keats elicits r
The Stigma of Mental Illness in the Media
The Stigma of Mental Illness in the Media
This paper will focus on how the media in today?s society reinforces stigmas and biases on an individual with a mental illness. The three articles that will be discussed are ?Escaped killer still at large in Washington State?, ?Suspect in historic mass murder dies at 88? and ?Man obsesses with Columbine convicted of murder?. Firstly, I will analyze these three articles for any stigma about mental illnesses that are reinforcing stigmas on society and any positive or accurate information given. Se