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  • A Poetics for Bullies Analysis

    A Poetics for Bullies Analysis

    Patterns are introduced in the introduction of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. Archetypes, themes, and symbols are some of the many patterns one can identify in literature. In A Poetics for Bullies by Stanley Elkin, Push, the main character, displays patterns of same behavior towards everyone around him. He repeatedly picks and torments everyone around him. These patterns of bullying are something we see in plenty of other novels. The bullying and harassment of others is a common theme used in literature to create patterns of characterization of a bully.

    Essay Length: 502 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 22, 2017 By: sydneycrowe1121
  • A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

    A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

    Setting Assignment – Due 8/30 “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner In this intriguing excerpt by William Faulkner, setting plays an important role in contributing to the meaning of the story (as with many other excerpts/passages) by effectively establishing the mood/atmosphere, characters, and plot development. As he [Faulkner] begins to depict the “squarish frame house,” describing it as being one of best houses on the street with its beautiful appearance, he then goes on to set the atmosphere, stating how the house’s status now differs significantly, surrounded by “garages and cotton gins…,” making an

    Essay Length: 389 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: September 4, 2017 By: Cameronn239
  • Abortion Issues

    Abortion Issues

    ABORTION POLICY Research Design Identify your problem Abortion issues have polarized American society since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure. On one side are those who believe women are not entitled to end the life of an unborn child. On the other are those who believe women have the right to decide what happens to their body. Often there is no room for debate between the side. The most controversial of abortion issues is called "partial birth" abortion, a rare procedure. Beginning in the mid-90s, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and

    Essay Length: 476 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: August 16, 2018 By: Munoz2r
  • American Dream

    American Dream

    When I think about something as intangible as “the American Dream”, what comes to mind as the defining aspect of it to me is the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Our country has stood for over two centuries as a symbol of freedom, and as a land teeming with opportunities for those who would simply work hard for those opportunities. However, our government is charged by the constitution to uphold something much more important: the cultivation of hope in its people. They are most directly charged to do so, by the reference of

    Essay Length: 442 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: September 20, 2016 By: melanieraye7
  • Analysis of Night by Elie Wiesel

    Analysis of Night by Elie Wiesel

    Losing Hope Elie Wiesel undergoes many changes throughout the book Night especially around chapters 3-5. These changes are primarily spiritual and pertain mainly to his at first, seemingly undying relationship with God. As a teen, his whole world was based upon his spiritual beliefs. Elie loved learning about his Jewish ancestors and their faith. He spent a lot of time with a man who was seen by most as an outcast. He was commonly known as Moshe the Beadle. Elie recalls one of his earlier memories when "Moshe the Beadle, the poor barefoot of Sighet,

    Essay Length: 302 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 10, 2017 By: Hannah
  • Analysis of the Religious Thoughts Shown in Les Misérables and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

    Analysis of the Religious Thoughts Shown in Les Misérables and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

    Analysis of the religious thoughts shown in Les Misérables and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils "Lone Tears" and "Tian Long Ba Bu" two works show the Western Christianity and Chinese Buddhism religious thought. In contrast, there are many places where Chinese and Western religions can be found to be quite similar, such as the two in function, philosophy and good and evil values ​​have a common place; but in the relationship between heaven and man is a big difference. Adapted from the 1958 film "Les Miserables" and the new version of the 1980 novel "Dragon", analysis of

    Essay Length: 1,331 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2017 By: nick0310
  • Antagonist of the Crucible: Abigail Williams

    Antagonist of the Crucible: Abigail Williams

    Seth Mahoney Mrs. Redmerski English 2 12/1/15 Antagonist of the Crucible: Abigail Williams In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible one of the main characters, Abigail Williams, is a girl who had no real importance in her town of Salem except that her uncle was the town reverend and in fact she also had a bad reputation because of an love affaire she had with a well-respected man named John Proctor. She then went on to be the main reason why dozens of townspeople were sent to jail or sentenced to hanging in Salem. The worst part

    Essay Length: 1,264 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2016 By: bobbbbbbbb
  • Ap Lang and Comp - Declaration of Sentiments Vs. Declaration of Independence

    Ap Lang and Comp - Declaration of Sentiments Vs. Declaration of Independence

    Rhiannon Horn Period 1/Skaff AP Lang and Comp 11/3/15 Comparison Declaration of Sentiments vs. Declaration of Independence The United States freedom has been paved by the founding fathers when they wrote the Declaration of Independence, but even after America’s thoughts were compiled together and written, freedom was not freely given to all citizens. Women throughout history have faced many barricades in pursuit of their freedom. When Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, she used the Declaration as her composition. Thomas Jefferson writes, “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men

    Essay Length: 493 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2015 By: Rhi07
  • Aristotle’s Tragic Hero in Macbeth

    Aristotle’s Tragic Hero in Macbeth

    Aristotle’s Tragic Hero in Macbeth Written in 1623, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth embodies Aristotle’s concept of the tragic hero; a series of events encountered and caused by a potentially heroic individual. Aristotle’s tragic hero is composed of several defining characteristics, carefully framed within Elizabethan thought. Macbeth is a character whom is noble, who has the potential for greatness, but ultimately makes poor choices. Although Macbeth does come to realize these faults, and is truly self-aware of them, the discovery is not enough to alter his position nor save his life. Macbeth is introduced as a

    Essay Length: 886 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2016 By: 88741dou
  • Bladerunner


    Many ideas in Bladerunner didn’t make sense. Because the story was written in the 1990s, many ideas seem unbelievable due to the prediction errors. With all that put aside, I think the story did a fantastic job in predicting what may happen to humans. Humans’ most prized trait is the abundance in curiosity; it is also the most dangerous enemy. Humans will continuously strive to better their lives and there is no force that will be able to destroy such an idea except the inventions itself. In the movie, replicants are the human invention. The

    Essay Length: 341 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 1, 2016 By: exampleabove
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

    Buzolich Krista Buzolich Professor Gauss Sociology 101 TTH 3:30pm November 30, 2017 Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell Critical thinking is defined as purposeful, reflective judgment that manifests itself in giving reasoned and fair-minded consideration to the methods, evidence, contexts, conceptualizations, and standards in order to decide what to do and what to believe. In Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, he explores the psychological processes of both intuition and instinct. He does this through examining the way we make split-decisions and judgements. He also explores how the ability to make us more likely to accurately read a

    Essay Length: 1,700 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: October 3, 2018 By: kbuz
  • Book Review. Irish American a History

    Book Review. Irish American a History

    Page | In this paper I will identify three claims and evidence the author uses to support his claims. Once finding the authors’ claims and evidence I will decide if the author had empirical evidence to support his claim. Jay P. Dolan, the author of The Irish Americans a History, illustrates and outline the history and experience Irish Americans had in the United States. Dolan goes in to detail about the arrival of the Irish immigrants, though the difficult times of the great famine, the impact John F. Kennedy presidency had on Irish immigrants, and

    Essay Length: 1,105 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: October 22, 2016 By: miggy87
  • Burroughs and Dialectic Narrative

    Burroughs and Dialectic Narrative

    adfc1. Burroughs and dialectic narrative "Sexual identity is intrinsically dead," says Lyotard. It could be said that Baudrillard uses the term ‘preconstructive discourse' to denote a cultural whole. Buxton[1] suggests that the works of Burroughs are not postmodern. In a sense, Debord uses the term ‘dialectic narrative' to denote the role of the writer as participant. An abundance of theories concerning the paradigm of submodern class exist. Therefore, if objectivism holds, we have to choose between preconstructive discourse and textual postmaterialist theory. The main theme of the works of Burroughs is the role of the

    Essay Length: 811 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: August 9, 2013 By: willismarissa11
  • Career and Business Essentials - Are College Costs Worth It?

    Stephanny Chavez Career and Business Essentials Professor Raleigh Article Hunt #3 Are college costs worth it? How ability, major, and debt affect the returns to schooling by Douglas A. Webber . This article examines the financial value over the course of a lifetime of pursuing a college degree under a variety of different settings like their major, student loan debt and the individual ability. I account for ability bias and the probability that entering freshmen will not eventually graduate. I find the financial proposition of attending college is a sound investment for most individuals and

    Essay Length: 282 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: July 11, 2018 By: maria69
  • Caroline Frankenstein as a Symbol of the Domestic Sphere

    Caroline Frankenstein as a Symbol of the Domestic Sphere

    For feminist critics, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein illustrates women's roles and the circumstances they endured during the nineteenth century. However, critics such as Johanna M. Smith argue concerning what the primary focus should be in the text. They understand that the women in the text are illustrated according to the ideals of a nineteenth century male-dominated society, but their analyses begin to differ outside of that criticism ("Feminist Criticism and Frankenstein" 297). Numerous critics focusing on Frankenstein emphasis the traditional roles that Caroline and Elizabeth play, but these critics diverge on their interpretation of the deeper

    Essay Length: 1,139 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: October 9, 2013 By: simastilman
  • Cementing Augustus’s Rule, Establishing the Pax Romana

    Cementing Augustus’s Rule, Establishing the Pax Romana

    Bartley Cai Engl. 2000.R11 David Pedersen Essay 3 4/2/16 Cementing Augustus’s Rule, Establishing The Pax Romana Publius Vergilius Maro, recognized most commonly as Vergil, was born in 70 BC at Andes, a region in the northern part of Italy. A significant majority of Vergil’s life is denoted by controversial events in politics; from a young age, there was political strife in, what was at the time, the Roman Republic. Only just a few years after Vergil’s birth, in 63 BC, the Catiline conspiracy was uncovered by Cicero, in which the senator Catiline, an aristocrat in

    Essay Length: 1,775 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2016 By: bartley_c
  • Communication Strategy

    Communication Strategy

    So we have already established that Networking is all about connecting with people and creating opportunities for you yourself. And we shall continue discussing how we can develop personal network which will then help you to develop professional skills. To make things easier, I have divided the whole system of building and using networks into steps. So you start with Identifying a network, which may include everyone you deal with on professional or personal level. Second step in building your network is to "Connect and mingle effectively". And how do you connect? By simply being

    Essay Length: 394 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2014 By: zararamis
  • Compare and Contrast Fiction Essay - the Use of Symbolism in “the Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “the Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence

    Compare and Contrast Fiction Essay - the Use of Symbolism in “the Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “the Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence

    Compare and Contrast Fiction Essay Tiffany Thompson Liberty University ENGL 102-B53 Professor L. Spivey February 8, 2016 ________________ Thesis Statement and Outline Thesis Statement: The use of symbolism in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence helps to create an understanding of each short story’s theme; however each of the story’s theme is contrasting, one of a quest for love and the other is a lack thereof. 1. Use of Symbolism in “The Lottery” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” to convey theme 1. “the black box” as a

    Essay Length: 1,270 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2016 By: tiffanyct
  • Compare and Contrast Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry Speeches

    Compare and Contrast Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry Speeches

    American government The Magna Carta latin for the great charter King John I was forced to sign by the English barons in 1215 Act was to protect against the barons against arbitrary acts of the king (not mean to help the people ) included ideas like due process and trial by jury prevented the king from having absolute powered The magna Carta was followed by monarchs to varying degrees for400 years in 1628 Charles I asked parliament forced the king to sign an agreement to the following:1.could not imprison people arbitrarily 2,could not impose martial

    Essay Length: 4,174 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: October 28, 2016 By: Jiacai
  • Conflicts in the Story “what You Pawn, I Will Redeem”

    Conflicts in the Story “what You Pawn, I Will Redeem”

    9 February 2015 Thesis Statement While the public may feel the government is infringing on people’s right to privacy, I feel that domestic surveillance is a powerful tool that should be used in the defense of the men, women and children of our country. Introduction The conflicts that I see in the story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” are individual versus self and individual versus individual. Individual vs. self because the pawnshop owner is struggling with the fact that he wants to do the right thing but since he paid so much money

    Essay Length: 1,586 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2015 By: tmgarcia70
  • Critival Study on How Computer Games Affect the Grades of the Students

    Critival Study on How Computer Games Affect the Grades of the Students

    The Effect of Computer Games on the Academic Achievement of the High School Students in Colegio de San Francisco Javier in Palompon, Leyte In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements In Research 11 Second Semester Presented by: De Veyra, Maria Diane B. Damayo, Fernando Jose P. Grade 11-STEM-A ABSTRACT Playing video games has become one of the largest leisure activities in the world. This study examines the effects video games have on high school students, their grade point averages, time management, and study habits. Existing literature has linked video game usage as being negatively correlated with

    Essay Length: 3,447 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: July 27, 2017 By: matsun101
  • Cultural Division Between the East and West Coasts in the United States

    Cultural Division Between the East and West Coasts in the United States

    Aldana Luis Aldana Professor Snowberger AML2020 February 6, 2013 Cultural Division Between The East and West Coasts in the United States Mark Twain uses a great deal of satire and humor in his literary writings. In “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Twain pokes fun and brings to light the grand cultural divide in which the United States was experiencing at this time. “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” highlights several differences of late 19th century American culture and society. The culture clash introduces the theme of the overall story in which Twain

    Essay Length: 791 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2016 By: luchoo1
  • Data Mining Applications in Healthcare

    Data Mining Applications in Healthcare

    Data Mining Applications in Healthcare IE 525 - Term Project Proposal Data Mining Applications in Healthcare Group members: Hazal Ercan Elifnas Ertekin Supervised by: Kemal Kılıç November, 21, 2016 Fall 2016-2017 Sabancı University ________________ Abstract In this project, data mining applications in health care systems will be analyzed. Deliverables of this project will be a wide research about data mining applications in health care therefore forty or more literature reviews will be investigated. While reviewing these forty papers, the correlation end relation between the papers will be noted. According to these connections between them, possible

    Essay Length: 1,584 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2018 By: halehazal
  • Did General Haig Deserve the Title “butcher of the Somme”?

    Did General Haig Deserve the Title “butcher of the Somme”?

    Did General Haig Deserve the Title “Butcher of The Somme”? General Haig was a British Commander, and Senior Officer of The British Army, on the Western Front for World War I, including The Battle of The Somme which was fought from July to November in 1916. The number of casualties that his war strategy caused has made him a very provocative figure of History. The question that most people argue was General Haig a ‘Butcher of the Somme’ Was he a ‘Donkey leading lions. Or finally, was he a ‘War Hero’ A man put under

    Essay Length: 557 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 20, 2017 By: Vaza123
  • Did George Orwell Predict Life in America Today?

    Did George Orwell Predict Life in America Today?

    Did George Orwell Predict Life in America Today? George Orwell’s novel 1984 is a classic that continues to open the eyes of citizens to the world they are living in today. This novel was written to serve as a warning to Western nations about the frightening repercussions of a totalitarian government. It depicts a super-state called Oceania, which is ran by the Party, who monitors and controls the actions and even the thoughts of its citizens. George Orwell does a tremendous job of depicting a dystopian society where freedoms and civil liberties are essentially nonexistent.

    Essay Length: 2,508 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: July 28, 2016 By: Sworley
  • Discretion


    Class, Discretion is used in every portion of the criminal justice process in one way or another (Samaha, 2015). Every Criminal Justice professional could let the case slide and not push it to the next level based on their professional opinion and experience. Discretion can be seen as characterized into a plethora of different types of groups such as managers, the public, and the singular police departments employing diverse stages of influence in running an organization (Davis, 1975). Police discretion naturally needs a vital enigma that will aid police officers in circumstances where decision-making skills

    Essay Length: 648 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2017 By: domonich23
  • Ecofuel


    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this marketing plan and strategy is to prepare for the international market entering and Brazil will be the starting step for the market penetration. The increasing of the awareness of green environment had highly encouraged the trend of e-cofueling and energy security for vehicle owner. Brazil and the largest manufacturer of ethanol and widely use locally as people currently is looking into economy fuel and environmentally energy resources, thus it is a very good opportunity for E-cofueling to predominate the trend to penetrate Brazil, Australia and International market. Raw material

    Essay Length: 3,661 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: July 16, 2013 By: huihong.gan
  • Ego Trippin

    Ego Trippin

    Millie Crowder October 9, 2012 English 102;001 This paper is an analysis of a poem by Nikki Giovanni about Africa, called "Ego Tripping," subtitled "(there may be a reason why)." Published in 1970, during the civil rights movement, it is a proud declaration of Africa's material and cultural abundance. Giovanni's personalizes African pride, reminding her readers of much of what the continent has contributed the history and civilization. Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. began her writing career by publishing a number of collections of short poems in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and this

    Essay Length: 712 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 14, 2014 By: micro3
  • Emaar a Hotels and Resorts Within the United Arab Emirates

    Emaar a Hotels and Resorts Within the United Arab Emirates

    Introduction Emaar properties is a Hotels and Resorts owned property within the United Arab Emirates, which currently runs and operates major hotel operations with a 100% focus on attracting tourists worldwide. It was established in 2005 with a main business objective of developing, owning and operating the best hotels, resorts and residences located in those cities most known for tourist attractions. (Hotels & Resorts, 2010). The company's mission is to offer world wide a one stop solution to lifestyle, leisure, work, living etc. (Corporate mission, 2010). They cover a wide range of needs to satisfy

    Essay Length: 1,041 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: July 1, 2012 By: dary80eg
  • En 205 Study Guide

    En 205 Study Guide

    * List of Authors with their works * * John Donne * The Flea * The Undertaking * Death Be Not Proud * George Herbert * The Alter * Easter Wings * Andrew Marvell * The Coronet * Milton Paradise Lost * Book 1,3 and 4 (Put emphasis on 1 and 4) * Jonathan Swift * A Modest Proposal * Gulliver’s Travels * Alexander Pope * The Rape of the Lock ________________ Works and their relevance * The Flea * Written in Petrarchan verse * The flea is a metaphor known as a hyperbole –

    Essay Length: 1,259 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 18, 2016 By: jafree117

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