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Anais Nin
Anais Nin Anais Nin was a passionate woman, not only in her works but also in her life. The fact that she lived life to the fullest is what made her books so intriguing. Although her diaries were a chronicle of her experience, her fiction showed the reader sides of her while displaying everyone's innermost desires. In her own words Nin says, the role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say (Rollins), and she does exactly that. For this reason her works t...

Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supernatural, her life in New Orleans, and her daughter's death, Anne Rice exhibits powerful and dark emotions in her writings. Anne Rice's family life was not always a happy one. Her family was one of the lower middle class, struggling to make it. Katherine, her mother, became stressed over keeping a household and took to drinking. (Ramsland, 41) Anne's mom continued this habit throughout her life. I feel that this drinking had...

CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET A 43-year-old man from Boston was having a steamy cyber affair with who he thought to be a 23-year-old woman. He later found out the she, to his dismay, was an 80-year-old man living in a Miami nursing home. Things like this happen everyday, people mask their sex and age to avoid or attract attention on the Internet. This is only one of the reasons why the government wants to censor the Internet. They claim they want to ?protect' the children by limiting the amount ...

Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler Oskar Schindler was a wealthy German industrialist, who made much of his wealth by employing Jewish men and women in his various factories. In the Movie ?Schindler's List? it starts off with Schindler is a restaurant with many high ranking Nazi officers eating there. He starts off by buying a officer a bottle of expensive wine, but it does not end there. Before the night is gone he has boughten dinner for all of the officers. This is how he made friends, friends with power. At t...

Ragtime
Ragtime In the classic E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, we see the juxtaposition of many motifs to represent Doctorow's view of the early century. By combining history and fiction Doctorow allows himself to write a semi-accurate interpretation of the early 1900's while also being able to strongly express his own biases and opinions of the era. The biggest, and perhaps most important theme Doctorow applies in the novel is social tension, or the battle of the rich versus the poor. Other important th...

Movies
Movies Each war had a serious impact on the individuals surrounding it, whether it be the soldiers, Indians, slaves, women, children, and even the entire feeling of the countryside. The commonality in each of the three films, Last of the Mohicans, Mary Silliman's War, and Glory, was war, but each centered on a different segment of the population and the different wars of the time period. The French and Indian War was depicted in the Last of the Mohicans, showing the trials the settlers o...

Seattles Suburbs History.
Seattle's Suburbs History. Preamble Learning about what has changed has made us realize more than ever how constant change is. The way we see things around us is not the way they always have been and more important, are only an intermediate stage to where ever they will be tomorrow. Talking to people who saw what has changed to get here allows us to see the direction we have come, and finally the direction we are going. Outlined in this paper are six different angles viewing different parts of ...

State Of Grace
State of Grace The movie I chosed to view and write a report on was called State Of Grace. This movie depicts and focuses on small time Irish hoods who are grouped into crews, semi-independent unit that is headed by a street boss.They share with their crew chief who shares with soldiers and caporgime who runs their affairs. This movie is about small time hoods who operate in New York city. An area known as Hell's Kitchen. Sean Penn, who plays an undercover agent tries to infiltrate a crew of ...

Violence
Violence The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our country's youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summer's smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits included Mission: Impossible, Courage Under Fire, and A Time...

An Ordinary Outlook
An Ordinary Outlook The movie Ordinary People directed by Robert Redford is a very real life movie set in the suburbs of Illinois in the late 1970's. The movie begins early December and ends what seems to me like the following spring. I think the significance of the seasons is that December, representing a dreary lifeless mood, at least for the northwest region, symbolizes death. During this time, Conrad experiences many confrontations with this matter. He has recently witnessed the death of hi...

Comparing Casablanca To 1984
Comparing 'Casablanca' to '1984' How can a hero survive in a world gone mad? Both Casablanca, the classic 1940s film, and hailed as the greatest movie ever by some, and 1984, a piece of classic literature by George Orwell, also seen as being one of the most important novels of the 20th century, revolve around a world in chaos, where no one trusts anybody else, and a war wages on within and without. In 1984, Winston hides from a totalitarian, thought controlling government, that is out to stomp ...

Angels Of The North
Angels of the North Angels are our guardians. They perform special acts of benevolence to help and assist people in their daily lives. Although humans may never see angels in their lifetime, they are here spiritually and play a special role in protecting them. Wolves, on the other hand, may be represented as a symbol of evil, but in fact, they are very much like angels. Like angels, wolves are watchers. They do not harm but are just there. The wolves were send as a cure to protect the people, m...

March 24 1999
March 24 1999 Oh God! Answers #1-7 1. a) Jerry Landers Jerry's role in the movie was to spread the word for God. God chose him and knew he could do a good job. His role was to get people to gain faith in God and tell everyone about God. b) Bobbie Landers Bobbie's role was to show conflict. Jerry was trying to do what God told him to do and Bobbie tried to make him think it wasn't true and he was crazy. She later believed Jerry and supported him on his journey. c) Rev. Williams Rev. Williams' ro...

Discrimination
Discrimination Because I wasn't here for the full length of the video I am unable to reflect on the movie in its entirety. But instead, I will fill you with my recent thoughts and analysis of prejudice and general discrimination. I hope this will be thought provoking for you as well. The harsh reaction of the students at the particular white high school was to be expected. After decades of monotonous all white education, the students and faculty were naturally frightened to take this gigantic u...

I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings
I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings, a 1979 movie directed by Fielder Cook, is a renowned autobiographical account of Maya Angelou's youth. Based on Maya Angelou's best selling novel, this film takes place during the Great Depression. The story takes place in a bigoted, vicious town in Stamps, Arkansas where Maya and her brother, Bailey, grow up with their grandmother and uncle. The family is forced to deal with racism from the KKK as well as other whites in the societ...

Product Portfolio
Product Portfolio Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola beverage business was founded at turn of the century by Caleb Bradham a New Bern N.C druggist who formulated Pepsi Cola. Pepsi Cola Company now produces and markets nearly 200 refreshment beverages to retail, restaurants and food service customers in more then 190 countries and territories around the world and generates revenue of over 18 billion dollars. Although Pepsi holdings over the years have become diverse in such fields as the snack industry and r...

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when combined they create a fascinating plot, which gives a different perspective of prison life. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). Additional characters such as the wise and simple old man, Brooks (James Whitmore), and the evil warden help to ...

Life, Like The Great Gatsby
Life, like The great Gatsby Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. This is just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F. Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues along the way of the novel that will be crusual to understand the ending. For instance, he makes the blue coupe a ve...

When Comparing Mens Ability To Womens Ability, Is There Really A Big D
When comparing men's ability to women's ability, is there really a big difference? Many people believe that differences do take place, but how? Both men and women have hopes, dreams, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Even though these similarities exist, women are still sometimes thought to be lower than their male peers. There have been many cases in which women felt they were being treated differently than the males around them. But, did you ever think there would be the problem of inequality...

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Question: The theme of loneliness is one that is all pervading in Of Mice and Men. Discuss this statement with references to both the novel and the film. The theme of loneliness features throughout many scenes in Of Mice and Men and is often the dominant theme of sections during this story. This theme occurs during many circumstances but is not present from start to finish. In my mind for a theme to be pervasive is must be present during every element of the story. There are many...

Luther Whitney Was A Career Criminal. Luther Went To Burglarize A Hous
Luther Whitney was a career criminal. Luther went to burglarize a house that he had scope out for many weeks. While he was robing the house, the owner came home with the President of the United States. They started to fight Christy Sullivan went to stab the President with a letter opener but two secret service agents walked in and shot Christy in the head. The President was extemely drunk and did not realize that Christy had been shot and killed. Luther had seen everything from the secret vault...

SUMMARY THEME
SUMMARY THEME Squeal like a pig boy!!! This is a line from the movie, its never said in the book, but is probably the only line I will ever remember from Deliverance. Most people have seen or heard about the Beverly Hillbillies and picture hillbillies as good ol' Jed and Granny Clampet. But in the case of these four middle-aged businessmen a hillbilly is something completely different. In James Dickey's novel Deliverance, four city-slickers decided to take on the largest river in the state of...

The Hero Factor
The Hero Factor Heroes have been around since the beginning of time. The first hero that I can think of is David, from the biblical story David and Goliath. Heroes have not really evolved that much since the early days, they are still basically the same strong men with unhumanlike powers that the normal mortal man cannot even comprehend. Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Contrary to popular belief heroes nowadays are just regular people with the same everyday problems that we have to endure...

How Can A Native Minority Hold On To Their Heritage When They Are Thru
How can a Native minority hold on to their heritage when they are thrust into a majority white society, ignorant to their values? The author of Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King, examines this question is his eye-opening novel. By the cleaver way he sculpts his novel and the unique plot lines, he seems to leave the answer to the readers interpretation. Consequently, I found it a struggle to come up with any concrete answer. Maybe because their isn't one, and if there is I am not the most q...

WILL ROGERS
WILL ROGERS Will Rogers was born November 4 in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what is now present day Oologah, Oklahoma. Will Rogers was taught be a freed slave how to use a lasso as a tool to work Texas Longhorn cattle on the family ranch. When he grew older, Will Rogers' roping skills developed so good that he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for throwing three lassos at once. It said that one rope caught the running horse's neck, the other would hoop around the r...

Mans Journey Into Self In Heart Of Darkness And Apocalypse Now
Man's Journey into Self in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now English Man's Journey into Self in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Hu240 Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different ...

Violence And Pornography
Violence and Pornography Pornography -- Sex or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in at...

Michael Milken Pleaded Guilty To A Number Of What Are Generally Called
Michael Milken pleaded guilty to a number of what are generally called white-collar crimes ? as opposed to blue-collar crimes or those Godfather-type underground activities known as organized crime. But on examination, much of Milken's white-collar work bears a startling resemblance to the methods of organized crime in schematic if not case by case. Milken was no capo, but he certainly applied the general mind set of the gangster to finance. And in doing so, he created a vastly more power...

Biography Report
Biography Report Title: Gold Buckle Dreams Author: David G. Brown Illustrator: Photos courtesy of Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Publisher: Quinan Press Copyright Date: 1986 This book was written about: Chris Le Doux Who was born on: March 27, 1953 At: Austin, Texas (hometown) born at: Texas Women's Hospital His/ Her parents were: Al and Bonnie Le Doux He/ She attended the following schools: He was taught at home till high school, then he attended Cheyenne Central High School. His/ Her outstanding acco...

Similarities And Differences 1
Similarities and Differences 1 Running head: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES AMONG ALL-NEWS CABLE NETWORKS: CNN, MSNBC, AND FOXNEWS CHANNEL Deborah A. Neals Barry University Similarities and Differences 2 Successful programming is vital to a television property since it spells the difference between profit and loss. Unpopular programming results in fewer viewers, an insufficient number of advertisers buying...

What Does A Relationship Do For An Individual? Every Relationship Betw
What does a relationship do for an individual? Every relationship between a male and female change their current status. Having a relationship affected me in many ways in which some are good and some bad. The good and bad sides to having a relationship are lower grades, need of more money, but a better social life. One of the main reasons why students receive lower grades are due to relationships. Having to be able to keep in touch with the one you have feelings for takes time away from your ho...

In Both The Traditional And Not So Traditional Tales Of Snow White A
In both the traditional and not so traditional tales of ?Snow White? and ?Snow White Tale of Terror?despite there many differences, the plots are both based on jealousy. As viewers watch the movies they are dazzled by the mysterious mirror, entranced by the different takes of the story line, and know that there will be a happy ending. Both movies do a great job of keeping you interested until the end. In both versions of the movie a mirror is used. In the more traditional version the wicked ste...

2 Xtreme
2 Xtreme Tricks to try!: Snowboard Triangle, Square, X, O Mountain bike X, square, triangle, O X, O, Square, Triangle Skateboard Triangle, X, Square, O In-line skate O, Square, X, Triangle Ace Combat 2 You can do anything you want!: Music Test Complete the game with a rank higher than First Lieutenant. A selection for music player mode will appear in the options menu. Press L1 or L2 to jump to the next track, R1 or R2 to jump to the previous track, Circle to select a track, Select to toggle the...

Adolf Hitler, The Nazi Dictator Of Germany During World War II, Once S
Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many examples of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I will dispute...

At First Glance The Wizard Of Oz Seems To Be A Simple Childrens Story
At first glance The Wizard of Oz seems to be a simple children's story, a fairytale of sorts. Further examination however reveals that there is much more to this story. The movie, which is based on the book The Wonderful World of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum, contains many intriguing symbols. Included among these symbols are the Wicked Witch of the East, the Munchkins, the Wizard, the ruby (silver) slippers and more. Baum chose these symbols to create an allegory of the populist movement of the late ...

The Movie Starts Out With A High Above The Ocean Shot With A Sailboat
The movie starts out with a high above the ocean shot with a sailboat floating around. Then another comes and bumps into Robin William's boat. They than know that there is a love connection or you could say that they were soul mates. During these scene the camera was flying past the boats just above their heads. As the film continued the camera shots just became so what easy to notice but the editing was seamless. Now there was a shot of the two getting married and walking down the aisle. Here ...

Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a truly well-crafted movie about three civil rights workers, two of them white and the third black, who were murdered in Jessup County, Mississippi in 1964. This happens in the middle of the civil rights movement. Mississippi Burning is a rivetting drama based on a shocking true story. I feel Mississippi Burning is a great movie displaying the hateful ways of the south in the sixety's. The movie starts out with the three civil rights workers driving th...

The Last Frontier
The Last Frontier The movie The Red Balloon showed how society can be very hard. In nature, living is much simpler than in the city but yet it still has it's difficulties. Alaska is a good example of somewhere. Your mind doesn't have to worry about the troubles of taking care of the balloon. When jealousy attacks like dogs fighting over a bone you need to escape to a retreat to let it all go. Alaska is one of the beautiful places in the world. There are mountain sheep on the side of the road ju...

Brave New World - Eugenics
Brave New World - Eugenics In chapter II of a Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley, Huxley makes some very bold statements on the current state of our nations increasing technology towards medicine. This leads to the formation of the idea that we need to institute a eugenics program. Though there are many drawbacks in using eugenics, the ultimate goal is very beneficial. Huxley gives a very clear example on why we need a system like eugenics when he states an example which involves introd...

Adam Rehrig
Adam Rehrig Mr. Gardner TV 151 Term Paper Film Noir It is world of dark rooms with light slicing through venetian blinds, alleys cluttered with garbage, abandoned warehouses where dust hangs in the air, rain-slickened streets with water still running in the gutters, dark detective officers overlooking busy streets. These are the qualities that makes film noir a perfect blend of form and content, where the desperation and hopelessness of situations is reflected in the visual style, which drenche...

This Lesson Describes The Usenet Culture And Customs That Have
This lesson describes the Usenet culture and customs that have developed over time. It is the people participating in Usenet that make it worth the effort to read and maintain; for Usenet to function properly those people must be able to interact in productive ways. This document is intended as a guide to using the net in ways that will be pleasant and productive for everyone. This lesson is not intended to teach you how to use Usenet. It is a guide on how to use Usenet politely, effectively an...

Robin Yamaguchi
Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 Rene Descartes In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone's existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 i...

The Beatles
The Beatles The Beatles to this day are one of the most famous and popular rock 'n roll groups in the world. The Beatles include George Harrison, John Lennon(1940-1980), Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey(Ringo Starr). All of the Beatles where born and raised in Liverpool, England. John Lennon was considered the leader of the band. George Harrison was the lead guitarist. John Lennon was a song writer, one of the two lead singers, and rhythm guitarist. Paul McCartney was a song writer, one of th...

Translation Lost From The Novel To The Movies
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies There are about 26 different editions of the novel of Frankenstein, and every movie that has been made based on the novel is different from the next. What you read in the novel is not necessarily what you see on the movie screen. There are a lot of good moments in the book that lost in the translation, of which I discuss below in greater detail. For viewers of the movies, the famous sentence ?It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the a...

The Name Of Our City Is Zeus. It Is Located On A Planet By The Star Ph
The name of our city is Zeus. It is located on a planet by the star Phoenix, 20 trillion light years from Earth. The city has 2 billion people in it and is the size of the entire USA. The entire city of Zeus is run by a computer so there is no government. Everyone in the city has a identification chip implanted in their heart. This ID chip tells the city computer exactly where everyone is. It has their full name, address, phone number, age, and gender. It also includes a police record, if the p...

If You Liked The Star Wars Trilogy, Believe Me, You Will Love This Wel
If you liked the Star Wars trilogy, believe me, you will love this well-written novel. This work is one of the most remarkable and page turning book that I have ever read. X-wing: Wedge's Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole is a worthwhile and I highly recommend reading this. This tale takes place five years after the events of the movie ?Return of the Jedi? from the revolutionizing Star Wars trilogy. The plot of this grand novel is that the now strong Rebel Alliance schemes a strategy to take over ...

Biography Of Author
Biography of Author Ken Kesey was born in La Junta, Colorado but his family later moved in Springfield, Oregon, where he attended public schools, and later the University of Oregon at Eugene. He has received the Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Stanford University, a Saxton Fellowship, and won the Fred Lowe Scholarship awarded to the outstanding wrestler in the northwest. Mr. Kesey was king of the Merry Pranksters, a group which traveled the West Coast staging happenings. As a leader of the group,...

The JFK Assassination
: The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.. Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world's history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at...

Most Films, Even The Excellent Ones, Fit Squarely Into An Existing Tra
Most films, even the excellent ones, fit squarely into an existing tradition of cinema. You have seen the same sort of thing before, even though the approach and many aspects of the film are novel. Once in a great while, more often for adventurous movie-goers than for those who see only Hollywood films, you come across something that is really new and different. Even less often, it is new, different, and good. Such a film is like a revelation. The first Kubrick movie one sees, or the first Tark...

California
California California was the 31st state, which received it's statehood on Sept. 9, 1850 , and nickname is ?the Golden State.? The bird is the California Valley Quail; the flower is the golden poppy; the tree is the California Redwood; and the state motto is ?Eureka (I have Found It). There are many sights to see in the state of California. Besides all the big metropolitan cities, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Also there is the San Diego Zoo...