Modern Times

LUCKY JIM
LUCKY JIM
LUCKY JIM Tribulation and Comedy in Lucky Jim Lawson Winder ENG OA Mrs. Wilson Friday, November 22, 1996 Tribulation and Comedy in Lucky Jim Despite misfortunes, comedy possesses the ability to elevate one\'s mood in distressing or unhappy times. The sweet flavour comedy adds to life makes many situations much more palatable. In Kingsley Amis\' Lucky Jim, the Jim Dixon character is cast into unfavourable relations with other characters who make his existence quite trying. Jim\'s involvement with
Mandelbaum Vs Longfellow
Mandelbaum Vs Longfellow
Mandelbaum Vs Longfellow Mandelbaum Vs. Longfellow After carefully reading both the Longfellow and Mandelbaum versions of Canto V, I’ve decided that I favor the Mandelbaum version because it is clearer and easier to understand, which allows the reader to absorb and relate to it; and also the fact that it isn’t as direct and “to the point” as the Longfellow version makes it more interesting. In the Longfellow version, a storm is described, “The infernal hurricane” as opposed to the Mandelbaum ver
Meditation- An in-depth look at the 5,000 year old
Meditation- An in-depth look at the 5,000 year old
Meditation- An in-depth look at the 5,000 year old remedy for The Lance In-Depth Feature- Meditation by Courtney Martin In this modern day and age, the negative effects of stress are unavoidable. People have tried various methods to help cope with stress, everything from exercise and diet to alternative methods like biofeedback. However, the most effective method to deal with stress is not one of these modern methods but rather a 5,000 year-old idea: Meditation. Meditation not only helps reduce
Melville
Melville
Melville A Reflection On Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melvill
Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Moby Dick English 12 JMZ Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The st
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Moby Dick By Herman Melville The Characters and Plot There are numerous characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of them have any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is the narrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-legged commander of the whaling ship Pequod. Ahab has sworn to kill the gigantic whale Moby Dick, who took away his leg. Starbuck is the first mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are the three harpooners. The story begins with Ishmael b
Mother to the tribe
Mother to the tribe
Mother to the tribe English 1302 November 27, 1996 Mother To The Tribe Throughout time people have been questioning their society. Many wonder if the beliefs and customs of their culture are actually what is in the interest of themselves or even the masses. Times of hardship can create strong and powerful people to bring about change; however the means to achieve such is relevant to ones morals or ethics. For many would agree utilitarianism is the best route to take when trying to appease most i
Native American Prejudice
Native American Prejudice
Native American Prejudice Koeneman 1 Adam J.E. Koeneman English 190-28 Professor Engles November 4, 1996 Prejudice Against Native Americans These people began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus discovered the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church
The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible more literally have been slow to adopt such changes. Much of the
Old man and the sea
Old man and the sea
old man and the sea The Old Man and the Sea is beautifully written, easy to read, contains exciting action, keen observation, an epic struggle, and an endearing protagonist. The story of a humble old fisherman\'s endurance, conquest, and subsequent loss is told with a mesmerizing simplicity, control, and pace. The measured language and careful attention to rhythm and repetition invites comparisons to poetry—and speculation about an undercurrent of deeper meaning. It was an immediate commercial s
On the island
On the island
On the island On the Island Section B: Essay As we approach the 21st century our lives are changing dramatically. With the aid of computers and robots much of what used to be tedious labour is done automatically. Our modern society now allows us to dedicate more of our time to our families and our friends. Unfortunately many people do not realize the benefits of a closely connected family. Once they have grown up, the love for their parents diminishes slowly until the relationship becomes nothin
History of Computers
History of Computers
History of Computers ENG 121 The volume and use of computers in the world are so great, they have become difficult to ignore anymore. Computers appear to us in so many ways that many times, we fail to see them as they actually are. People associated with a computer when they purchased their morning coffee at the vending machine. As they drove themselves to work, the traffic lights that so often hampered us are controlled by computers in an attempt to speed the journey. Accept it or not, the comp
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf
Opposing Character elements in Beowulf Beowulf The Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf is the most important work of Old English literature, and is well deserved of the distinction. The epic tells the story of a hero, a Scandinavian prince named Beowulf, who rids the Danes of the monster Grendel, a descendent of Cain, and of his exploits fighting Grendel’s mother and a Dragon. Throughout the epic, the Anglo-Saxon story teller uses many elements to build a certain depth to the characters. Just a few of the
Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism 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 written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it (George Orwell). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in Engla
Perception
Perception
Perception Seeing is Believing Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn’t hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Objects tha
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy
Philosophy And Fantasy Symbolism of the Ring Symbolism of the Ring: The Embodiment of Evil One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them (1 LotR II,2 The Council of Elrond) One of the masters of British Literature, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien has the unique ability to create a fantasy world in which exists a nearly endless supply of parallelisms to reality. By mastering his own world and his own language and becoming one with his fantasy
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why t
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why t
Picking Up The Pieces- An analytical look at why the village Picking Up The Pieces An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart Faith has always been a guiding force in man’s life. Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a dignified culture and a value system that has continued for many years as they trace back into their ancestry. Yet, vo
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
Professional ysis of Published Works
Professional ysis of Published Works
Professional ysis of Published Works Professional ysis of Published Works Professional columnists have often enjoyed the luxury of an additional writer to verify their work. This person is usually an editor or proofreader. Each day, millions of pages of text are scrutinized for accuracy by the public. Many times, people have read through an article and found an error in syntax or spelling. It almost appears to be a rewarding experience for the reader to discover an error in professional works. I
Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury\'s Dandelion Wine Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of poignant vignettes about one summer in the life of 12-year old Douglas Spaulding, is a powerful mirror into childhood, growing up, and life in general. Bradbury, generally considered one of the Grand Masters of science fiction, did not in fact write science fiction. While his books and stories had some of the overtones of science fiction, their themes went much deeper than simple space opera or shoot-\'em-up action. H
Real Ghosts
Real Ghosts
Real Ghosts ÄÍ[ Introduction ]ÍÄ I HAVE CHOSEN TO DO MY BOOK REPORT ON A BOOK CALLED... Real Ghosts fÄÍ[ WHAT IS A GHOST SUPPOSE TO LOOK LIKE ?¿?¿ ]ÍÄf FIRST YOU MAY THINK OF SOMETHING IN A WHITE SHEET WITH HOLES FOR EYES,YOU MAY THINK OF A RAGGED FIGURE DRAGGING CHAINS AND MOANING.OR AN IDEA OF A GHOST MAY BE A FIGURE YOU CAN SEE THROUGH,SOMETHING THAT GOES IN AND OUT OF ROOMS WITHOUT NEEDING TO OPEN DOORS.THAT IS THE WAY GHOSTS ARE USUALLY DESCRIBED IN STORIES OR SHOWN IN MOVIES.BUT REAL GHOST
Reflections of Milton in Milton
Reflections of Milton in Milton
Reflections of Milton in Milton English III AP 28 January 1997 Reflections of Milton in Milton At a young age, John Milton was convinced that he was destined for greatness. He thought that he might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die(Text 414). For this reason he thought that his life was very important to himself and to others. He often wrote directly about himself, and he used his life experiences as roots for his literature. In Paradise L
Research Paper
Research Paper
Research Paper Values and Beliefs of an American People Long before America received a name, there existed a dream of a good land that man might discover for himself, a land full of material riches and spiritual hope. The prospect stirred man’s vivid imaginations as well as their explorations, and they were willing to sacrifice for their visions and ideals. The earliest of American writings were solely concerned with the dream of a new world and the sacrifices necessary for the first attempts at
Review- Thomas Cahill's How the Irish Saved Civili
Review- Thomas Cahill's How the Irish Saved Civili
Review- Thomas Cahill\'s How the Irish Saved Civilization Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Rome’s fall, “For as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish who were just learning to read and write, took up the just labor of copying all of western literature - everything they could get their hands on. These scribes then served as conduits through which Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian
Review Of Shakespear's The Tempest
Review Of Shakespear's The Tempest
Review Of Shakespear\'s The Tempest Why is it that people fawn Shakespeare and have unreasonably high reguard for his works, including The Tempest, and label them as “immortal classics”? Indeed Shakespeare’s works had great significance in the evolution of English literature, but these works, including The Tempest are mostly devoid of significance and literary value in the present day. One can expect to gain little educational benefit of the english language or hightened apreciation for fine l
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
Saint Philip Neri
Saint Philip Neri
Saint Philip Neri Saint Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in the year 1515. He was the oldest son of Francis Neri and Lucretia Soldi, both descendants of Tuscan families. He was kind hearted as a kid and soon became known as Philip the Good - the good Pippo. As a child, he studied philosophy and later he took a comprehensive course in theology. With fourteen companions, he created the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity for looking after pilgrims and convalescents. The members met for
Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter Q: If the book did not evoke any past memories or associations, do you consider it literature? Based on which other criteria? I. I did not make a very clear connection with the text at all during my reading of it. Rosenblat said The readers attention to the text activates certain elements in his past experience-external reference, internal response-that have become linked with the verbal symbols. This rang true to me for, as I was plodding through the text, I saw a well crafted
Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger His gap-toothed grin is one of the most recognized in the United States and the world. Broad shoulders on top of an abnormally muscular torso with legs of steel are also trademarks of the man. For most people, the sight of his bulging biceps wielding ridiculously large arsenal of weapons is not an uncommon phenomenon. The strange, thick accent that escapes his lips does not seem ludicrous anymore. Labeled as king of mayhem and mass destruction, he proclaims to the world he has a s
Seeing is believing
Seeing is believing
Seeing is believing Seeing is Believing Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn’t hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Ob
Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton's Paradise Lost
Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton's Paradise Lost
Sex, Violence and Lust in Milton\'s Paradise Lost There is no reason to apply modern theories to Milton if we do not care whether Milton remains alive. However, if we wish him to be more than a historical artifact, we must do more than just study him against the background of his time. We must reinterpret him in light of the germane thought of our own age. -James Driscoll The Unfolding God Of Jung and Milton Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Milton’s Paradise
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare Shakespeare\'s Portrayal of Jews In Shakespeare\'s play, The Merchant of Venice, there are, as is typical of Shakespeare, several different themes. One that emerges at the beginning and is present throughout the rest of the play is anti-semitism. Many of the people of Shakespeare\'s time shared the belief that Jewish people were inferior to Christians, a belief reaching far back to ancient times. To these prejudiced people, the Jewish character of Shylock appears to posses the typica
History of Computers
History of Computers
History of Computers Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the US and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. Howeve
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts
Sinful Acts Sinful Acts In Fire from Heaven, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Flea, the authors take a stance on men and women committing sinful acts and using it as a main position in their work. They write from a very religious perspective which is probably due to the time period in which their work was written about. They develop this idea in very different perspectives to get their point across. They express this position vividly throughout their work. David Underdown didn\'t live in this tim
Society's Sexism In The Yellow Wall-paper
Society's Sexism In The Yellow Wall-paper
Society\'s Sexism In The Yellow Wall-paper Signs of society’s sexism in The Yellow Wall-Paper The Yellow Wallpaper is a story, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Although the work is short, it is one of the most interesting works in existence. Gilman uses literary techniques very well. The symbolism of The Yellow Wall-Paper, can be seen and employed after some thought and make sense immediately. The views and ideals of society are often found in literary works. Whether the author is trying to show the
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker a
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker a
Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Sociopolitical Philosophy in the Works of Stoker and Yeats Around the turn of this century there was widespread fear throughout Europe, and especially Ireland, of the consequences of the race mixing that was occurring and the rise of the lower classes over the aristocracies in control. In Ireland, the Protestants who were in control of the country began to fear the rise of the Catholics, which threatened their land and political power. T
Sports in the middle ages
Sports in the middle ages
sports in the middle ages Sports In The Middle Ages Standing in thick forestry waiting for the right moment , waiting for the right time, waiting for the right falcon to step into his clutches, man gets anxious as the falcon gets closer and closer. This is his chance, it’s almost there, WHAP!! Trapped, this is only the beginning of a pastime of flying, diving, and rewarding killing. Falconry as well as other sports in the medieval time period were huge pastimes for men. From falconry to fencing
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are Hardo Baker HCOM 197 Independent Studies Journal (Woman Hollering Creek and other stories) (By Sandra Cisneros) Chapter One Section One My Friend Lucy Upon opening the book and reading the first paragraph I noticed a strangeness in the writing. I said to myself that these are run-on sentences. I had to go back and read the first paragraph all over because it did not make sense to me at first. As I read on, I thought to myself that either this individual is illiterate or she w
Steinbeck
Steinbeck
Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930\'s and 1940\'s, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of the poor and the oppressed to survive in modern society, and the confrontation between man and his destiny.1 Steinbeck wrote 17 novels, numerous short stories, seve
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises
Sun Also Rises The Lost of Self One generation passeth away, the passage from Ecclesiates began, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever. The sun also ariseh… (Baker 122). A Biblical reference forms the title of a novel by Ernest Hemingway during the 1920s, portraying the lives of the American expatriates living in Paris. His own experience in Paris has provided him the background for the novel as a depiction of the \'lost generation\'. Hemingway\'s writing career began earl
Superstition
Superstition
Superstition Superstistion, a word that is often used to explain bad luck, misfortune, the super natural, and the world that is not known. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, superstion playe an important role that resurfaces several times throughout the book. A belief that a hair ball can tell the future, a loaf of bread containing quicksilver can point out a dead carcass, and touching a snake skin with bare hands will give you the worst bad luck, are all examples of
Symbolism In 'The Glass Menagerie'
Symbolism In 'The Glass Menagerie'
Symbolism In \'The Glass Menagerie\' Symbolism is a major aspect in Tennessee William\'s famous play, The Glass Menagerie. On the surface, the short slice of life story seems to be simple. However, if the reader digs deeper they will find that there are several symbols that give the play a deeper meaning. Each character defines each symbol in a different way. Aside from character symbols, there is overall symbolism in this play. It is set in a memory, so it creates a soft, dream-like setting. T
T S Eliot's 'The Waste Land'
T S Eliot's 'The Waste Land'
T S Eliot\'s \'The Waste Land\' Cook 1 Research Paper T. S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T. S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliot’s writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem arti
Tales Of Simple
Tales Of Simple
Tales Of Simple Langston Hughes is represented in Black Voices by the Tales of Simple. Hughes first presents his character Jessie B. Simple in the Forward: Who is Simple? In this tale the reader is given its first look at the character Jessie B. Simple who is a black man that represents almost the anybody or everybody of black society. Simple is a man who needs to drink, to numb the pain of living life. Usually over a glass of beer, he tells me his tales... with a pain in his soul... sometimes a
Teenage Experiences
Teenage Experiences
Teenage Experiences Essay/ Teenage Experiences 06/10/96 As a teenage girl in Cairo, Egypt is locked away in her home, studying madly for a upcoming high school exam. A teenage boy rushes down the fields of Brazil handling a soccer ball and his future. Another teenage boy in Rajasthan, dessert in Northwestern India is guided seven times around a sacred fire as a custom to cultural marriages. Some teenage experiences are different and some are the same. These are the factors that could affect the
Term Paper on Gulliver's Travels
Term Paper on Gulliver's Travels
Term Paper on Gulliver\'s Travels Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swift\'s Gulliver\'s Travels have used the word extraneous more then once. Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life. But this is far from the truth. Swift wrote Gulliver\'s Travels, a book that has been assigned to students for years, and it is written from experience. Swift\'s experience with the Tories and their conflicts with the Whigs caused him to write books that mock religious beliefs,
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past INTRODUCTION Human beings have always been fascinated by flight. Cave people carved, sculpted, and painted winged creatures soaring through the sky. Greek mythology tells of the winged horse Pegasus, ancient Persian myths tell of winged bulls that guarded the royal halls, and a 4000 year old Chinese story, from the Annals of The Bamboo Books, describes how the Emperor Shun escaped from captivity by donning the work-clothes of a bird. People struggle
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion Kevin Stenger EN 102-07 Nov. 29, 1996 The American Education System; Cause for Rebellion If America’s Schools are to meet the needs of the twenty first century, they must be reinvented. It is not enough to try to fix the schools; they must be reconstructed in both fundamental and radical ways. The school system must be restructured. The future of the American public school system is significant because the maintenance of an informed and producti
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE A
The Daedalus Myth- Its Role in A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individual philosophy. James Joyce chose the name S
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation The Defining of a Nation “My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning to my country. One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that populate it