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The Great Gatsby/Super Notes Automatic A+
The Great Gatsby/Super Notes Automatic A+ Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren't quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doublene...

Teilhard De Chardin - Place Of Man In The Universe
Teilhard De Chardin - Place Of Man In The Universe Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence, determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. (Eph. I, 4-5). These powerful words of St. Paul in his first letter to the Ephesians, I think, best characterize the spirit of Teilhard the Chardin, his idea of man and man's place in the universe, and of the common goals of humanity. Just imagine ...

Hacking For Money
Hacking For Money Many of the products we buy today are no more than large collections of zeroes and ones. High-priced software, high-quality music, and valuable reference material such as computerized databases or CD-Rom encyclopedias are commercial products like any other, but the media of their transmission makes them different in at least one aspect: it is possible to copy them freely, or at least extremely cheaply. A compact disc of Elvis Costello and the Attractions is different from, say...

Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays
Great Gatsby 15 Short Essays Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren't quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twones...

Plato And Patricia King
Plato And Patricia King 2000 years ago, Plato, one of the forefathers of Western civilization, materialized the foundational ideas on reflective thinking in the Allegory of the Cave, which stemmed from the Republic. In his essay, he symbolically shows the stages and value of reaching a higher level of thinking. Being able to reflectively think is so important, it is still being discussed in our modern times. In the essay How do we know? Why do we Believe?, by Patricia King, the stages of ...

Teilhard De Chardin
Teilhard De Chardin Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence, determining that we should become his adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. (Eph. I, 4-5). These powerful words of St. Paul in his first letter to the Ephesians, I think, best characterize the spirit of Teilhard the Chardin, his idea of man and man's place in the universe, and of the common goals of humanity. Just imagine somebody... Somebody, whose ...

Elizabethan Drama
Elizabethan Drama Beyond New Historicism: Marlowe's unnatural histories and the melancholy properties of the stage Drew Milne The tradition of the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the minds of the living. [1] There is no document of culture which is not at the same time a document of barbarism. And just as such a document is not free from barbarism, barbarism also taints the process of transmission ... [2] Recent critical discussions of Elizabethan drama, above all of Shakespeare, hav...

Why Jerry Rockwoods Essay Life Intrudes Is Effective
Why Jerry Rockwood's Essay Life Intrudes is Effective Jerry Rockwood's reflective essay Life Intrudes is effective because of the way in which he has constructed the piece. He uses the four Reflective Strategies that are derived from Reading Critically, Writing Well by Axelrod and Cooper. The strategies are; Particular Occasion, Developing the Reflection, Topical Coherence, and Engaging the Reader. It is because of Rockwood's strong and correct usage of these strategies that his essay is eff...

Comparitive Esay On The Joy Luck Club & Fried Green Tomatoes
Comparitive Esay On The Joy Luck Club & Fried Green Tomatoes The Joy Luck Club is a saga about Chinese mothers and their American born daughters. Four main sections divide the novel. Each section represents a stage in either the experience of immigration or in the mother/daughter relationships of the families. Perhaps the main success of this novel lies in the intricate and moving stories that are intertwined within the main plot. The story is told in a sophisticated manner, with emphasis on t...

Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens Note: Professor, please notify me to confirm your receipt of my final paper. Thank You. Sof?a Fern?ndez December 20, 2000 Professor Jim Coyle Internet Marketing 4555 Part 1A- Target Market Analysis Over the past few years, with the help of modern technology, people have obtained access to virtually anything they desire at the simple click of a mouse button. Now, information can be accessed through various websites without having to visit a library, go to a store, a friends or re...

Internet Marketing - Analysis Of Several Web Sites
Internet Marketing - Analysis Of Several Web Sites Over the past few years, with the help of modern technology, people have obtained access to virtually anything they desire at the simple click of a mouse button. Now, information can be accessed through various websites without having to visit a library, go to a store, a friends or relatives home, or even travel agencies. The Internet is for all people- regardless of age, race, ethnic background, class, or religion. When it comes to marketers ...

Beyond The Problem Of Evil
Beyond The Problem Of Evil evil Beyond the Problem of Evil Introduction: The problem of evil is, in my opinion, the best point of departure for a fruitful dialogue between Christianity, traditionally conceived, and those strands of modern philosophy which have been perceived--indeed, have sometimes perceived themselves--as a threat to that tradition. As such, I will attempt first, to outline the problem of evil in the starkest terms possible, presenting Augustine's approach to its solution follo...

What Is The Significance Of Human Mortality, According To Heidegger?
What Is The Significance Of Human Mortality, According To Heidegger? Martin Heidegger (1889 1976) was, and still is considered to be, along with the likes of Soren Kierkegaard, Edmund Husserl and Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the principal exponents of 20th century Existentialism. An extraordinarily original thinker, a critic of technological society and the leading Ontologist of his time, Heideggers philosophy became a primary influence upon the thoughts of the younger generations of continental ...

Color Theory
Color Theory Color photographs begin as black and white negatives. Color film consists of three layers of emulsion, each layer basically the same as in black and white film, but sensitive only to one third of the spectrum (reds, greens or blues). Thus, when colored light exposes this film, the result is a multilayered black and white negative After the negative images are developed, the undeveloped emulsion remaining provides positive images by reversal. The remaining emulsion is exposed (chemic...

Hamlet
Hamlet Hamlet The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right! Shakespeare profoundly epitomizes the dominant character in his play, Hamlet. In the tragedy, Hamlet is both a hero and a victim. At the start of the play Hamlet's character is an intelligent scholar who is admired and respected by the townspeople. The plot begins when Hamlet's father appears to him as a ghost and asks his son to kill Claudius, the man who murdered him, disrupting the lives of Hamlet an...

The Concepts Of Peace And Justice In ShakespeareS Merchant Of Venice
The Concepts Of Peace And Justice In Shakespeare'S Merchant Of Venice The Concepts of Peace and Justice in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice ?If you want peace, work for justice.? Unknown In Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Portia's defense of Antonio is considered a wonderful, noble deed. She is not considered the villain (that distinction falls to Shylock), but her deed, which is considered right, proper, and good by her fellow Venetians, is actually more reflective of the naughty world than t...

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Brutus Inability to Assume Political Leadership of the Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and with themselves. Literary authors A.L. Rowse once wrote, No issue hinders a mans leadership capabilities more than his confusing perception of honor, noble idealism, and inner self-conflict (15). In his drama about power, nobility, assassinat...

Satire Of Gullivers Travels
Satire Of Gulliver's Travels In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift makes a satirical attack on humanity. In the final book, Swift takes a stab at humanity by simultaneously criticizing physiological, mental, and spiritual aspects of humans. Literary critics Ronald Knowles and Irvin Ehrenpreis both agree that the last book focused entirely on satirizing humanity. The Yahoo brutes that inhabit Houyhnhnm Land are a despicable species that have the physical appearance of humans. Though their behavio...

Fredrick Douglass
Fredrick Douglass Justin Frieberg Dr. Ursule Yates Eng. 121, Sec. 41 4/28/2000 Fredrick Douglass and Education Frederick Douglass was, and still is, a golden example of why education is so important to a human beings life. Douglass spent the first part of his life in ignorance. However, his life of a seemingly endless servitude and ignorance was completely shattered by the fact that he learned to read. Once he learned to read, his life was forever changed. Douglass escaped slavery and tyranny a...

Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe's life problems had a profound impact on his various short stories and poems. Poe's problems started seemingly right after birth. His biological father, David Poe, Jr., was an alcoholic and often abused Poe (Encyclopedia Americana, 274-275). Shortly after the age of two, Poe's mother died. He only had memories of her vomiting and being carried away by sinister men dressed in black, as he put it (American Writers III). There has been some speculation as to how this...

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Dickens has always presented problems for literary criticism. For theorists whose critical presuppositions emphasize intelligence, sensitivity and an author in complete control of his work the cruder aspects of his popular art have often proved an insurmountable obstacle, while for the formulators of traditions his gigantic idiosyncrasies can never be made to conform. If difficulties such as these have been overcome by the awareness that Dickens sets his own stand...

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright The way you live is being directly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's innovations in residential architecture. Mr. Wright's ?organic architecture? was a radical departure form the traditional architecture of his day, which was dominated by European styles that dated back hundreds of years or even millennia. He contributed the Prairie and Usonian houses to the familiar of American residential design, and elements of his designs can be found in a large proportion of homes today....

The Imf And The Bretton Woods Agreements
The Imf And The Bretton Woods Agreements The international financial system has been radically altered since the worldwide depression of the late 1920's and early 1930's. This change is due in large part to the inception of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its subsequent control over the international financial system. In this paper I will examine the extensive role of the Bretton Woods system of exchange rates and the gold standard. Additionally, I will examine the role that the IMF ha...

Looseness - In The Skin Of A Lion By Michael Ondaatje
Looseness - ?In The Skin Of A Lion? By Michael Ondaatje Let me now re-emphasise the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects How Ondaatje makes use of loosness in the novel. In ?In The Skin Of A Lion? by Michael Ondaatje, ?the extreme looseness of the structure of all objects? is carried into the themes, characters and into the nature of the novel itself. Ondaatje uses a ?looseness? in the style of the novel - post modernism, and ?looseness of structure? in the way that people are able ...

Summary Of The Book Annie John
Summary Of The Book Annie John Summary of the book ?Annie John? This book is a book of reality, a book of self-discovery. This is a book that you read and as you are reading it you can identify with the character, what he/she does and how she/he reacts to happenings around her/him. The story is set in and around the Dominican Republic, around the 1950-60's. The main character in this book is Annie John, she is a black girl in a English ruled and own colony. She is a smart tall girl of an inquisi...

The Self
The Self Who am I? What am I? Where am I going? These questions have baffled the minds of humankind for centuries, since man was able to evolve a concept of self and consider his own nature. Man has come a long way since that day, but has no further answers in the quest for Self-Concept. Who we are is, and always will be a reflection of different yet individual societies and environments in which we live. The roles we play in our specific societies give us a place of belonging and self. The self...

Issue Of Preferential Hiring
Issue Of Preferential Hiring Issue of Preferential Hiring In recent years preferential hiring has become an issue of great interest. Preferential hiring, which was devised to create harmony between the different races and sexes, has divided the lines even more. Supporters on both sides seem fixed in their positions and often refuse to listen to the other group's platform. In this essay, the recipients of preferential hiring will be either black or female, and the position in question will be a p...

Violence In Sports
Violence In Sports VIOLENCE IN SPORTS ??Steeler running back Rocky Bleier, whose war time experiences, not so oddly, offer some insights. To Bleier, there are interesting parallels between survival in war and survival in the NFL. ?The experiences with war injuries and football injuries are quite the same,' he said.? (Casay) The injuries that are accumulated during sports are rapidly increasing to the point that there are injured players on every team in each game that is played. This is especial...

Saturn
Saturn Saturn Saturn is one of the most interesting planets in the solar system. It is the sixth planet in the solar system, and is most famous for its stunning array of rings. It is a very easy planet to pick out in the sky because it is one of the brightest lights in the shy. It also has a very faint greenish color that makes it stand out from the rest of the objects in the sky (?Astronomy for Kids?). Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter being the only planet that i...

Matsuo Basho - Father Of Haiku
Matsuo Basho - Father Of Haiku Matsuo Basho Matsuo Basho radically redefined the three-line, 17-syllable haiku poetic form from an entertaining pastime in 16th-century Japan to a major literary genre in the 17th century. An early Basho haiku provides an example of his meticulous and sensitive approach in selecting and arranging words and images to produce highly evocative allusions: On a leafless bough In the gathering autumn dusk: A solitary crow! Haiku emanates from the 31 syllable, five-line ...

Chaucers Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device
Chaucer's Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device Chaucers Use of Clothing: an Effective Rhetorical Device In Literature, as in real life, characters are sometimes judged by their appearance. The description of clothing provides detail and comment on those wearing them. Chaucers uses of artifice in The Canterbury Tales function as gauges of the social status and economic wealth, and emotional condition of each pilgrim. Artifice effectively provides a badge of humanity, symbolic of eac...

Summary Of The Book Annie John.
Summary Of The Book Annie John. Summary of the book Annie John This book is a book of reality, a book of self-discovery. This is a book that you read and as you are reading it you can identify with the character, what he/she does and how she/he reacts to happenings around her/him. The story is set in and around the Dominican Republic, around the 1950-60s. The main character in this book is Annie John, she is a black girl in a English ruled and own colony. She is a smart tall girl of an inquis...

Lord Of The Flies
Lord Of The Flies Symbolism in Lord of the Flies The story, Lord of the Flies, has many interesting symbols relating adult society to kids surviving on an island. Many of the characters and items in this novel such as Jack or the conch can be interpreted on a macroscopic scale but the most important being this; a microcosm of children on an island makes a great symbolic message about human nature, society and how grown-ups live and govern - and how they cannot. When you consider the time period ...

Heart Of Darkness
Heart Of Darkness Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, achieved classical recognition for its depiction of humanitys struggle to reconcile good and evil. From the very opening pages of the Bible man has wrestled with choice, opportunity, propensity and instinct. The knowledge of good and evil has surely caused us to die to simplicity and burdened us with the curse of self-awareness. At first it was a struggle for me to get from page to page because of Conrads intricate details. I was not accusto...

The Beatles
The Beatles The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942, Liverpool, England) successfully auditioned at a church f?te in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist's position in the Quarrymen, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. 9 October 1940, Liverpool, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York, USA). Within a year, two more musicians had been brought in, the 15-year-old guitarist George Harrison (b. 25 February 1943, Liverpool, Eng...

Dr. Durand Philosophy By Reginald Moore
Dr. Durand Philosophy By Reginald Moore Reflective Essay Prepared for Dr. Durand Philosophy By Reginald Moore 213-94-2165 Reflective Essay What makes up a good family? Does your family communicate well? These are the questions that many people in America ask. They battle with these questions everyday when they think about the way their family acts. I have also battle with these questions especially when it comes to my family. My family is one of uniqueness, which causes lots of conflicts. I batt...

Contrast Of Romeo And Juliet An West Side Story
Contrast Of Romeo And Juliet An West Side Story Contrast of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Essay submitted by Bob Garrard Three Hundred Fifty Years of Blind Love: A Contraposition of Shakespeare and Robbins' Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the messa...

The Role of Civic Education
The Role of Civic Education The Role of Civic Education I. Introduction Societies have long had an interest in the ways in which their young are prepared for citizenship and in how they learn to take part in civic life. Today that interest might better be described as a concern-in fact as a growing concern, particularly in democratic societies. There is evidence aplenty that no country, including our own United States, has achieved the level of understanding and acceptance of the rights and resp...

Exploring Connections Pride and Prejudice
Exploring Connections Pride and Prejudice + Letters to Alice Member One interesting part of Austen\'s writing is her negligence of the church and God, even though it was the single most significant purveyor of ideas (Suzan Pattison, Top Notes), her only reference to church is through the clergyman Mr. Collins, and yet Austen uses the irony that he does not worship God but Lady Catherine de Bough, to highlight that it is not God who really determines the morals of the time, but the pressure of...

Moral Growth & Development
Moral Growth Development By Student Id# CPSY-2009-0884: Yinka L. Humes MGC5311: Moral Development Lecturer: Dr. Pan sy Brown 27 th July 2010 Moral deve lopment is the process through which children develop proper attitudes and behaviors toward other people in society, based on social and cultural norms, rules, and laws. Moral development is a concern for every parent. Teaching a child to distinguish right from wrong and to behave accordingly is a goal of parenting. Moral development is a comple...

What is critical read in g
What is critical read in g Study guide Critical reading is an important precursor to critical writing. This Study Guide explains why critical reading is important, and gives some ideas about how you might become a more critical reader. Other Study Guides you may find useful are What is critical writing? Using paragraphs and The art of editing. What is critical read in g? The most characteristic features of critical reading are that you will: exam in e the evidence or arguments presented; check ...

An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gi
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story. Essays have traditionally been sub-classified as formal and informal. Formal essays are characterized by serious purpose, dignity, logical organization, length, whereas the informal essay is characterized by the personal element, humor, graceful style, rambling structure, unconventionality or novelty of theme, e...

Portfolio Instructions
Portfolio Instructions English 101 Fall 2016 Overview As part of an ongoing assessment of a student's ability to progress as a writer, each student enrolled in English 101 will submit a portfolio of work at two separate times. The first submission will be a work-in- progress to be turned in along with the Midterm. The second submission will be the final submission, to be turned in along with the Final. The portfolio assignment is worth 15% of the student's final grade. Expectations Students mus...

T ENWR100 .17 : Introduction to Writing
t ENWR100 .17 : Introduction to Writing Fall 2014 T/F 4:00-5:15 Instructor : Dr. Tatum Petrich Office : Dickson 135 Email : [email protected] Office Hours : Tues: 12:30-2:30, Classroom : UN3002 Wed: 10:45-11:15, Fri 10: 4 5-11:15 Required Texts: Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference . 7 th ed. Montclair State University custom edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014. Print. Isaacs, Emily, et al. Made with Words. 2 nd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print. Mu...

Imagery In The Red Badge Of Courage
Imagery In The Red Badge Of Courage Imagery The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. As the landscape changed from brown to green, the army awakened, and began to tremble with eagerness at the noise of rumors. It cast its eyes upon the roads, which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares. A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army's feet; and at night, when the st...