Books And Literature Papers

  • The Differences Of Friendship

    1726 words, 7 pages

    English R1B All humans, no matter what race, gender, or color have basic desires in life. These desires include the desire to live, the desire to be healthy, and so on. Yet there is one universal desire that is developed and very dependent on other humans, and that is the desire for friendship. The desire for friendship seems essentially basic, yet it comes in so many different forms based on the individual, which is evident in the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Through the three protagonists, Walton, Victor, and the monster we see how each of the character’

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    The Unattainable Dream

    1339 words, 6 pages

    “Away! Away! For I will fly to thee, not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, but on the viewless wings of Poesy, though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! Tender is the night, and haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne, cluster’d around by all her starry Fays; but there is no light, save what from heaven is with the breezes blown through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.” This is a poem by John Keats called “Ode to a Nightingale” that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to come up with the title of this great novel; Tender Is the Night. Fitzgerald’s writing style impacted

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    American Identity In “Dear John Wayne” And “A Supermarket In California”

    1300 words, 6 pages

    Twentieth century authors such as Louise Erdrich and Allen Ginsberg use their skills in writing to challenge the dominant narrative of American-ness and American identity. Both authors point out the illusion that has been created of America and how this illusion was actually made from those who lead the culture. Those who fell within the margins of an ideal American constructed the dominant discourse of the country at this time. Erdrich and Ginsberg, however, discuss the issue of how America depicts itself – the “America” that exists for some does not exist for others – specifically those who

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    Students And Prewriting

    3378 words, 14 pages

    The writing process is composed of many interrelated and equally important steps – Prewriting, Drafting, Writing, and Revising. All of these stages build off one another and guide students towards a polished final product. However, studies show that students do not necessarily devote an equal amount of time and energy to all parts; in fact, most students will only focus on one or two of the four proposed steps. One step in particular that is heavily neglected is the prewriting step. There are a number of reasons why students often opt out of this particular step, but this research paper will e

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    Make Your Home Among Strangers Evaluation

    2157 words, 9 pages

    Common read books have been used for years to provide a community amongst students with one book that all students must read. By doing this, it makes stimulating conversations in class easier, and gives all students at least one thing in common they can talk about. It also encourages kids to read things other than textbooks, and provides books that are thought provoking on a more personal level. NIU’s common read book, Make Your Home Among Strangers, is a great common read book for it uses good organization, has full character development, establishes a take away value, and provides relatable

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    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    584 words, 3 pages

    The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates static characters that are unable to learn from their pasts and their mistakes. A static character is one who throughout the duration of the novel does not change their morals, personality, or beliefs. While it is apparent that not all the characters undergo change, an argument could be made that throughout the novel some characters change their ways because of the situations they are put through. Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Nick are the characters who remain static. These characters do not change because they are unable to see past their

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    1487 words, 6 pages

    The Poe(t) Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son of David and Elizabeth Arnold Poe, both whom were actors. In 1810, shortly after Poe’s birth his father deserted the family. The subsequent death of his twenty-four year old mother on December 8, 1811 in Richmond, Virginia, left Poe an orphan at the young age of three. After his mother’s death, John, a strict unemotional tobacco merchant, and Frances Allan, a weak woman due to health problems, took in Poe; his paternal grandparents took in his brother William Henry; and foster parents cared for his sis

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    Beowulf

    316 words, 2 pages

    BEOWULF In reading the epic poem of Beowulf, he has the characteristics of an epic hero by showing skill and courage, enduring fame, and royal responsibility. 'Beowulf is considered an epic poem in that the main character is a historic hero who travels great distances to prove his strength at impossible odds against supernatural demons and beasts' (Wikipedia). He showed fairness to all he came across, including his enemies. He believed that everybody was equal and no one was greater or better than anybody else. While in battle, Beowulf showed great loyalty to his enemies by fighting one-on-

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    Views On Marijuana And Legalization

    1335 words, 6 pages

    When I looked up the topic of marijuana legalization on several indexes of editorials online, I found many interesting sources, including: “Arresting the Drug Laws”, by David Silverberg (2005, p.33), “Limited victory for medical cannabis”, by Andy Coghlan (2003, p.13), and “What Do Student Drug Use Surveys Really Mean?”, by Mike A. Males (2005, pp.31-33). In, “Arresting the Drug Laws”, David Silverberg (2005, p.33) talks about an organization called LEAP, or Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He starts off by mentioning that the group was established three years ago by two ex-cops, and has

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    Women In Hip-hop Magazines

    3404 words, 14 pages

    Hip-hop began as a form of African-American street culture in New York City during the 1970s (Watkins, 2001), but the art has expanded to become a multi-billion dollar industry (Atkinson & Halliday, 2003), mostly due to the success of rap music, the most widely publicized and marketed aspect. Media such as television and magazines are responsible for hip-hop’s global recognition today, allowing everyone from the United States to Germany and Korea to embrace the culture (Bennett, 1999). Hip-hop culture has made an enormous transition from its beginning stages to its current state. Early hip-hop

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    The Life Of Emily Dickinson

    338 words, 2 pages

    Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After being schooled at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before retiring to her family's house, the Homestead. Throughout her adult life she rarely traveled outside of Amherst or very far from home. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships w

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    Skrzynecki

    241 words, 1 page

    Everyday people undertake physical journeys. They can be as simple as walking down the street or as complex as moving to a whole new place. Some are big and some are small, but they all have a unique significance for the individual. Journeys can be meaningful or unimportant but they all come with their own obstacles that may or may not be overcome. Journeys provide opportunities such as challenges and obstacles to help us discover ourselves and the world around us. One’s perspective and opinion can be changed along the way of a journey in a good or even bad sense. Many composers of text use th

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    Speech On Conlict

    805 words, 4 pages

    Good morning/afternoon teachers and fellow students, I am here today to discuss my knowledge of conflict in the poem “weapons training” by bruce dawe and the movie “Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban”. The poem “weapons training” is about a group of Australian troops getting ready to go to war trying to stand at attention while their drill instructor is yelling and insulting them trying to earn their respect so that they will succeed in the war that is ahead. There are two types of conflict in the poem, conflict between the drill instructor and troops and conflict between the troops and

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    Emotional Thinking Style Mgt/350

    462 words, 2 pages

    Emotional Thinking Style Emotional thinking will often involve very basic thought processes that are normally based on things that are already known, experiences, and events in life. How is critical thinking related to the emotional thinking style? Critical thinking enables each person to take active command of not only our thoughts, but our feelings, emotions, and desires. It is critical thinking which provides us with the mental tools needed to thoroughly understand how reasoning works, and how those tools can be used to take command of what we think, feel, desire, and do. Emoti

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