On Writing

Anais Nin
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
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
The Absent Male In Little Women
The Absent Male In Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women No gentlemen were admitted writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is espec
Monasticism In The Middle Ages
Monasticism In The Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience
The Mysteries Of The Sonnets Vargo 1
The Mysteries Of The Sonnets Vargo 1
The Mysteries of the Sonnets Vargo 1 William Shakespeare's sonnets may have been the best poetry ever written. The sonnets are beautifully written with many different feelings expressed in them. Although they may have been the most autobiographically written poems of all time, they still present a number of questions. Many Elizabethan historians and Shakespeare enthusiasts often wonder who Shakespeare was writing about when he wrote the sonnets. There are three main questions which come to mind
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Yellow Wall-Paper
The Yellow Wall-Paper The short story The Yellow Wall-Paper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a cry for freedom. This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but oppresses her to the point where she cannot take it anymore. This story revolves around the main character, her oppressed life, and her search for freedom. There a
The Aztecs And The Incas
The Aztecs And The Incas
The Aztecs and the Incas The Aztecs and the Incas are two of the most memorable ancient Indian tribes because of their accomplishments and the way that they flourished and became two of the most prominent tribes in the Americas. The Aztecs, also known as the Mexica, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries and are best known for having established an empire based on conquest, tribute paying and the religious sacrifice of humans and animals. The Quechian-speaking Inc
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thoug
Washington Irving
Washington Irving
Washington Irving Washington Irving was the first native American to succeed as a professional writer. He remains important as a pioneer in American humor and the development of the short story. Irving was greatly admired and imitated in the 19th century. Toward the end of his career, his reputation declined due to the sentimentality and excessive gentility of much of his work (Irving 479). Washington Irving's time spent in the Hudson Valley and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school ba
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut's character Billy Pilgrim, in Slaughterhouse-Five, is an American soldier in Europe in the last year of World War II. What he sees and does during his six months on the battlefield and as a prisoner of war have dominated his life. He comes to terms with the feelings of horror, guilt, and despair that are the result of his war experiences by putting the events of his life in perspective. He reorganizes his life by using the device of time travel. Unlike everyone els
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Understanding the Behavioral Disorder: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that yo
Christianity
Christianity
Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more miraculous than the resurecti
Roots Of Our Faith
Roots Of Our Faith
Roots of Our Faith As Christians, why do we need the Old Testament when we have the New Testament? This is a question often asked in modern day Christianity. This is also the question which seems to provoke the writing of The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith, by Paul and Elizabeth Achtemeier. The Achtemeiers point out in their book that in modern day thinking we view God as a loving father (pg. 1-2), rather than the God of the Old Testament who seems to act in jealousy over his own power with t
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart In the book Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe is trying to give an explanation of what it is like to live in an African society. The story is about a man named Okonkwo who is a member of the Ibo tribe. Achebe is telling the story of Okonkwo from his childhood till his death. Before I read this book I did not have a very good idea of how people lived in Africa, and the ideas of I did have about life in traditional African societies turned out to be untrue. Achebe did a very good
Same Sex Marriage
Same Sex Marriage
same sex marriage Oral report, yes or no? need to start writing the paper Public opinion poll...same sex marriage... questions on topic: 1. should marriage be between heterosexual couples or any two couples? 2. 3. Should adoption be legal for same sex married couples. June 23, 1997 Public opinion: Feared by the founding fathers...today politics have to be more friendly the people...collection of similar attitudes and believes that are shared by some portion of the population. types of pulpi
Ragtime
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
Animal Farm Compared To The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm Compared To The Russian Revolution
Animal Farm compared to the Russian Revolution All of the characters in Animal farm have counterparts in real life. This book was based on the Russian Revolution, and all the important populace of the revolution are symbolized. Some of the animals represent individuals in the Russian Revolution, and some types of animals represent different types of Russian citizens. The book carries out much like the actual revolution. It starts out with hopes of an empire where all are equal and the unfair un
To Grade Or Not To Grade, That Is The Problem
To Grade Or Not To Grade, That Is The Problem
To Grade or Not to Grade, That is the Problem - What's your GPA (Grade Point Average)? - Have you taken this course before? What did you get? In his essay The Farce Called Grading, Arthur E. Lean questions the use of asking these kinds of questions. Grades have become part of our lives as students. People need a grading system and seem to assume it to be necessary and intrinsic to the process of formal education(Lean 131). He refers to the grade as a symbol purporting to express a measurem
Hemingways Paris And The American Exodus
Hemingways Paris And The American Exodus
Hemingway's Paris and the american exodus You are the lost generation, said Gertrude Stein, the woman that knew them well. You could see them sitting in the cafes all day long, busy drinking and socializing, or boxing in the gym, playing tennis. Ernest Hemingway was one of them, one of the many american expatriots that came to Paris in the 1920's. They were mostly writers, some artists, all reunited on the left bank, all in search of happiness and inspiration. Hemingway put his sejour in Paris
Torah Scripture
Torah Scripture
Torah Scripture Introduction to the Torah Scripture Introduction to Scriptures in general and Hebrew Scriptures in particular The Torah A. Introduction to the Torah B. Begin exploring the Torah's themes and content The Torah in the New Testament and the Book of Common Prayer Part I Introduction Scripture In General Doctrine of Inspiration The Bible is: A single Divine revelation, with two Testaments, better called covenants or agreements between God and his people. Three necessary theological c
Virtu And Fortuna
Virtu And Fortuna
Virtu and Fortuna Virtu and Fortuna Under close scrutiny, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is seen to be a mind-baffling construct of many levels of meaning, and, many might say, enigmatically so. It is hard to determine where Machiavelli is writing in earnest and where in sarcasm or self-condemnation. As John Plamenatz says, the perverse Machiavelli likes to make himself out worse than he is. He likes at times to shock his contemporaries... No doubt he succeeds. The important message here,
Power Of The Atom
Power Of The Atom
power of the atom The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except the way we think? Technology has developed and changed so much over the past century. Each day new things are being developed, and new things are released to the buyer's market. Who would ever thought we'd be able to talk live with someone who lives on the other side of the world. It's truly amazing all the luxury's we have, and it's amazing how one those these inventions has the capability to change the world in a
Technology
Technology
Technology There isn't hardly anybody around who can say their lives haven't been influenced by computers. Computers have all but taken over society as we know it. Everywhere you look, computers have greatly improved our lives. It can be as simple as going through a carwash, a computer processes the information that we feed it and adjusts the machine accordingly to give us the particular wash we paid for. Computers also play an extremely complicated role in one of the things that everybody uses
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Treating people differently because of the color of their skin used to be called discrimination, but today it's called affirmative action (Amselle 177). Affirmative action today, is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemma facing our equal status of individual rights. As we all know, affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal. So far, it has lasted for thirty years and had not solved any of our curre
Discipline
Discipline
Discipline Discipline is more than keeping a group of children or young people quiet while being talked to. Preserving good behavior is certainly one aspect to discipline, for learning it in an atmosphere of confusion is difficult. Children have to learn to conform to the rules of behavior needed in a classroom. Teachers have the right to ask for a quiet class, keep the students in their seats, and have the right to discipline them if they do not cooperate. When a teacher expresses his or her t
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon Infatuating Idealism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon Idealism Is undoubtably present in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon. Infatuation may be a better word, for that was exactly what possessed the main character, Monroe Stahr. He was totally engorged with one Kathleen Moore. He idealized Miss Moore as the second coming of his deceased wife Minna Davis. Stahr was a true man of men that had little to do with women since the tragic passing of his wife. He would rather
After Beethoven, Composers Turned Their Attention To The Expression Of
After Beethoven, Composers Turned Their Attention To The Expression Of
After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the Romantic movement. For inspiration, many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of Sonata and Symphony as a starting point, composers began focusing more on new melodic styles, richer harmonies, and ever more dissonance, in the pursuit of mo
Mark Twain And Herman Melville
Mark Twain And Herman Melville
Mark Twain and Herman Melville The purpose of this research paper is to compare and contrast between Mark Twain and Herman Melville, comparing and contrasting their backgrounds, writing styles, and their writing techniques. In this paper, a thorough look at their past will be taken. It is important that the past of their lives will be looked at because then their writings became. Their past describes how their stories came about. Knowing all about their lives, one would know why their stories a
1. Setting - This Story Took Place In The Willowgreen School District,
1. Setting - This Story Took Place In The Willowgreen School District,
1. Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District, near a fictional town call Bleke in 1933. Characters - The main character of this story is the author, Max Braithwaite, but addition characters in this chapter are Dave McDougall, Mrs. McDougall, and their children Mary, Heather, Myron, and Charles. Antecedent Action - The antecedent action in this chapter is when Max outlines the events leading up to the moment when he left the train at Bleke. Those events included: borrowi
1982
1982
1982 Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have writt
1982
1982
1982 Outline Thesis Statement- This paper will examine how George Orwell wrote 1984 as a political statement against totalitarianism. I Introduction II Summary of 1984 III Roles of major Charters A. Big Brother B. Winston C. O'Brien D. Julia E. Shop owner IV Propaganda A. Ministry of Truth B. Ministry of Love V Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have writt
Which Of Your Possessions Reveals Most About You And Why?
Which Of Your Possessions Reveals Most About You And Why?
Which of your possessions reveals most about you and why? Observe, Watson. An unfamiliar voice caused me to stop dead in my tracks as I was coming back to my table. Surreptitiously glancing through the foliage, I noticed two men pointing at something. Hesitant to announce my presence, I was very perplexed by the fact that the object they were staring at was my backpack! I was studying in the park and walked off to get a drink of water, and when I came back, whom should I find examining my worl
TO
TO
: TO: DATE: March 8, 1999 FROM: SUBJECT: Analysis of Resumes In an effort to improve my resume writing skills, I have analyzed two resumes taken from the internet. Although both applicants have years of experience, they have approached resume writing with different formats. In my opinion, one applicant organized his resume in a format that makes it much easier for the reader to find information. That applicant does not appear to be the more qualified professional, but his resume is clear and well
During The Paleolithic And Neolithic Age Many Changes Occurred. These
During The Paleolithic And Neolithic Age Many Changes Occurred. These
During the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age many changes occurred. These changes impacted society in many ways. The Paleolithic Age was in 2,000,000 B.C and in 10,000 B.C the Neolithic Age (New Stone Age) began. The Paleolithic man was heavy set, big boned, and short. The Neolithic man on the other hand was more developed. They were Homo sapiens, which had bigger brains, were taller, and look like man today. The Paleolithic man didn't live in a permanent village like the Neolithic man. The Paleoli
Bigotry And Discrimination
Bigotry And Discrimination
Bigotry and Discrimination First of all, bigotry is just a weird word for racism. So, what do you think of racism? In my opinion, racism does not belong in this society, much less this world. It would've been much better off without it. Do you know what the stupid thing is? We all do it. Even if we don't realize it. Imagine this situation, say you and your friends of the same race are sitting somewhere, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, a group of people come up to you and start
An Uphill Climb
An Uphill Climb
An Uphill Climb From the viewpoint of Sharon My husband? Yeah, he was a great guy. I haven't seen him in a long time. I guess that's because, well, heaven and earth are so far apart. I always knew he loved me. He never let me forget it either. I remember the first time we met. It was in high school, I was about 14 years old, and he was a senior. I was practicing with the cheerleading squad after school when I saw him. He jumped from a window about five feet above the ground. I think he did it t
Social Criticism In Literature, As Found In George Orwells Animal Farm
Social Criticism In Literature, As Found In George Orwells Animal Farm
Social Criticism in Literature, As Found in George Orwell's Animal Farm and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literature from outside sources. The idea for a story could come from family, personal experiences, history, or even their own creativity. For authors that choose to write a book based on historical events, the inspiration might come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want to dramatize. George Orwell and
Is There A God? This Has Been One Of The Most Debated Questions Of Man
Is There A God? This Has Been One Of The Most Debated Questions Of Man
Is there a God? This has been one of the most debated questions of mankind. Religious icons, historians, archeologists, and others have questioned, investigated, and again questioned the existence of God. In his Discourse on Method, Ren? Descartes attempts to answer this question by means of a meticulous process. He means to guide his readers by the hand to arrive at his assertion that there is, in fact, a ?Nature more perfect than [ourselves]? (Potter 29) In Part IV of the Discourse on Method,
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee Williams Written By who cares Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the son of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina (Dakin) Williams. His father, Cornelius, was a traveling salesman who traveled constantly, and moved his family several times during the first decade of Williams' life. For the first seven years of Williams' life, he, his mother, and his sister Rose lived with Mrs. Williams father, the Episcopalian clergyman. Cornelius
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair 20 September, 1878-25 November, 1968 Why should some people be rich and others be poor? -Upton Sinclair Socialism refers to an ideology and the state of government based on that ideology. Socialists claim to stand for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, individual freedom, and happiness. They seek to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy, also called capitalism, and its replacement by public ownership, a system of s
Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences
Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences
Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899. From a young man interested in sport and drink, Hemingway grew into and old man who was interested in sport and drink. Al1ong the way he became one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his life, he had many influences. Among them were; his wounding in Italy, his time in Paris as an expatriate, and his love of sport and excitement. These things helped shape He
The Old West Has Been Portrayed Truly And Falsely Through Art, Music,
The Old West Has Been Portrayed Truly And Falsely Through Art, Music,
The old west has been portrayed truly and falsely through art, music, and literature from the late 1800's and early 1900's up till this day when illustrated through movies. Artistic expression and communication presented the realities and illusions of the old west, some of which attracted various people there, while keeping others at home. Beginning with art, one of the main painters of these years (1860-1900) was Frederick Remmington. He painted over 2,700 pictures of the frontier. One example
Harem: The Power Within
Harem: The Power Within
Harem: The Power Within In Muslim societies the social interaction between unrelated men and women is restricted. Traditional house design often allowed the women the inner part of the house which would be off-limits to outsiders. This is the concept of Harem, which literally means a sacred or restricted place. However, in Arabic and Turkish the word Harem is also used as a general name for all the women living in an household. According to Alev L. Croutier the most largest Harem of all times w
In The Two Articles, Heloisa Sabin And Peggy Carlson Argued On The Iss
In The Two Articles, Heloisa Sabin And Peggy Carlson Argued On The Iss
In the two articles, Heloisa Sabin and Peggy Carlson argued on the issue about animal testing. There does not seem to be any agreement between the two writers, while there is an obvious disagreement between them. Sabin agrees to Animal Testing: ?Animal research saves human lives? but Carlson disagrees: ?Animal tests are unreliable?. Animal testing is quite an arguable topic in the world. In Sabin's article, she stated the example of her husband using polio vaccine as her persuasion as he was on
Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave
Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Patrick Henry said once to the senate, Give me liberty or give me death. He was saying that, rather than living in a land where he is controlled, he wanted to live in a land where he had his own freedom, and if not, he would rather choose death. Frederick Douglass, in his book entitled My Bondage and My Freedom, views his position in life the same way. He replicates Henry's statement by saying, I believe there was not one?who would not rather have been sh
Missionary Work Of Early Missionaries Like Paul, Barnabas, And Timothy
Missionary Work Of Early Missionaries Like Paul, Barnabas, And Timothy
Missionary work of early missionaries like Paul, Barnabas, and Timothy, was different from the missionary work of missionaries in the Dark Ages, such as Patrick and Boniface. These differences arose because of the differences in political, religious, and cultural environments. It made the missionaries different by making them adapt to the customs and environment of the area. One main area of difference was the way the gospel was preached. The early missionaries worked in different political, re
Even Since A Little Lamb Came Forward Saying That Cloning Of Mammals I
Even Since A Little Lamb Came Forward Saying That Cloning Of Mammals I
Even since a little lamb came forward saying that cloning of mammals is possible the world has been in a state of bewilderment. This means that if cloning a sheep is possible, how far away are humans? Is there a new generation of Dr. Frankensteins coming? I hope to answer this question, the process of cloning, the positive and negative aspects, ethical aspects, and an authors view of cloning all the way back from the 1940's. The basics however, are the first part. The process of cloning is invo
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s Best-known Female Po
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s Best-known Female Po
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America's best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinson's simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in Amherst, Massa
Life Of A Pioneer
Life Of A Pioneer
Life of A Pioneer Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, he started piano lessons when he was a boy, by the age of seventeen, he played professionally. In 1923, he moved to New York City where he played in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio, later played at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club. Lead his orchestra for more than fifty years. Duke Ellington unarguably, was one of the greatest jazz composers that had ever lived. Born in Washington D.C. on Ap