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  • Why Read The Books

    Why Read The Books

    It has now become clear that Italo Calvino will prove to be one of this century's major writers. In recent years, his work has been established alongside such pan-European thinkers as Barthes and Eco, particularly in the sense that his interests are polymathic. Calvino is an essayist, a literary theorist, a writer of fiction and, to a large extent, a visionary. Paradoxically, much of the modernity he has explored in his narratives has its roots

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    Essay Length: 542 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: August 21, 2010
  • Literature - A Mirror Of Society

    Literature - A Mirror Of Society

    The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the

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    Essay Length: 1,092 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: August 24, 2010
  • Book Of Relevations

    Book Of Relevations

    Book of Revelations When will the end come? It is human nature for humans to ask questions. Many of these questions are without answers and there is no possible way to come up with one. A common question that plagues the human race is "When will the world end?" For thousands of years, astrologers and psychics have been trying to come up with clues to when it all will end. There is a source, the

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    Essay Length: 1,547 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: August 29, 2010
  • Grapes Of Wrath Book Report

    Grapes Of Wrath Book Report

    The Joad family is forced to move to California because of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, which has made it impossible for them to earn a livelihood through farming. Drought and depression has made it impossible for farmers to grow a substantial amount to live on. As inflation rises and wages drop, a gigantic worker migration heads West in search of Jobs. They have seen notices asking for workers in the western part of the

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    Essay Length: 1,437 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: August 30, 2010
  • Diversity In The Workplace: A Literature Review

    Diversity In The Workplace: A Literature Review

    Diversity in the Workplace In today's society, cultural diversity is at the highest point it has ever been. As companies are becoming more diverse, it is becoming more important for them to understand and manage that diversity. People of different backgrounds, races, ages, sex, and/or religions create a diverse workforce. There is an importance of having a diverse workforce in order to provide better performance overall. With a diverse workforce, there arises a need

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    Essay Length: 1,336 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: September 1, 2010
  • H.G.Wells' "War Of The World" In Retrospect To The Science Fiction Gen

    H.G.Wells' "War Of The World" In Retrospect To The Science Fiction Gen

    Attacks from Martians, time travel, interplanetary travel and the impossible are possible within the realm of science fiction. The literary genre of science fiction houses some of the greatest pieces of literature of all time, by some of the greatest authors. Regarded among colleagues as one of the finest is the inspirational, ingenious and influential writer H. G. Wells. Being the author of such classics as The Time Machine, The Island Of Dr Moreau and

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    Essay Length: 2,835 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: September 3, 2010
  • Grapes Of Wrath Book Report

    Grapes Of Wrath Book Report

    The Joad family is forced to move to California because of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, which has made it impossible for them to earn a livelihood through farming. Drought and depression has made it impossible for farmers to grow a substantial amount to live on. As inflation rises and wages drop, a gigantic worker migration heads West in search of Jobs. They have seen notices asking for workers in the western part of the United

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    Essay Length: 1,437 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: September 4, 2010
  • The Social Convention Of Death In Literature

    The Social Convention Of Death In Literature

    Our environment dictates how we live our lives and how we handle situations. Our environment also dictates how the people around us handle our death. Death is one important social convention of a society depicted in The Call of the Wild, Garden Party, the Great Gatsby, Bone, and Dulce Et Decorum Est. Death and the handling of death is a social convention portraying values and ways of living in two main ways: "respect" of the

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    Essay Length: 1,959 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: September 5, 2010
  • Ellen Foster Book Report

    Ellen Foster Book Report

    Author Biography Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Growing up she loved to write. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1978 and went on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While in college she wrote her first book, Ellen Foster, it was a huge success. Ellen Foster won the Sue Kaufinan Award for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and many other awards.

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    Essay Length: 2,229 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: September 6, 2010
  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction (1994) is a mesmerizing, violent and entertaining movie. It has a bizarre cast of characters, a nonlinear sequence of events and endless references to pop culture. The underlying theme of the movie, however, deals with religion and the transformation of two characters: Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Butch (Bruce Willis). In the beginning of the film, Vincent (John Travolta) has returned from a stay in Amsterdam, and the conversation between Jules and

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    Essay Length: 2,711 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: September 13, 2010
  • American Literature

    American Literature

    Anabolic Steroids and the Male Reproductive System AS are derivatives of testosterone, which has strong genitotropic effects. For this reason, it will not be surprising that side effects include the reproductive system. Application of anabolic steroids leads to supra-physiological concentrations of testosterone or testosterone derivatives. Via the feed back loop, the production and release of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulation hormone (FSH) is decreased. Prolonged use of anabolic steroids in relatively high doses will

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    Essay Length: 388 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: September 21, 2010
  • Aristotle's Account Of Virtue In Book Ii Of Nicomachean Ethics

    Aristotle's Account Of Virtue In Book Ii Of Nicomachean Ethics

    In Book I of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle states that the ultimate human goal or end is happiness. Aristotle describes the steps required for humans to obtain happiness. Aristotle states that activity is an important requirement of happiness. He states that a happy person cannot be inactive. He then goes on to say that living a life of virtue is something pleasurable in itself. The virtuous person takes pleasure in doing virtuous things. The role of

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    Essay Length: 1,584 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: September 21, 2010
  • Shawshank Book Vs Film

    Shawshank Book Vs Film

    Shawshank Redemption "Rita Haywort and the Shawshank Redemption was first presented in 1982, by Stephen King and hooked the hearts of the world's readers. Literature reviews were immediately written about the book and quickly recognized as one of the years best. Rek Rehn, a book reviewer for Mouth Shut.com Wrote: "This book is the jewel of the crown, a tender tale of hope, friendship and retribution." Years later in 1994, Shawshank Redemption was again

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    Essay Length: 791 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: September 22, 2010
  • Book Report On The Outsiders

    Book Report On The Outsiders

    Major Characters Ponyboy Curtis - The novel's fourteen-year-old narrator and protagonist, and the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy's literary interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. Throughout the novel, Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence,

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    Submitted: September 23, 2010
  • Aeneid Book 8

    Aeneid Book 8

    Aeneid: Book 8 Book eight of the Aeneid starts with Aeneas in an anxious and nervous mood. With Turnus rallying his troops, and the uncertainty of aid from other territories, Aeneas' mind is in turmoil. His thoughts are further confused when he sleeps that night and has a prophetic dream. He dreams he is lying on the bank of a river when the God of the Tiber river appears. He eases Aeneas' troubled mind by

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    Submitted: September 26, 2010
  • The Book Of Thesalonians

    The Book Of Thesalonians

    I and II THESSALONIANS: The books of I and II Thessalonians, which are in the New Testament, are both letters to a church that Paul the apostle helped establish in the city of Thessalonica. First Thessalonians is agreed by biblical scholars to be written by Paul. The author of II Thessalonians, however, is still being debated about. In II Thessalonians itself, and in secondary sources, there is evidence to support the theories that Paul wrote

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    Submitted: September 28, 2010
  • How Ww1 Changed British Literature

    How Ww1 Changed British Literature

    World War One began on July 28, 1914 and ended with the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918. The war cost a total of one hundred eighty-six billion dollars. The total casualties of the war were thirty-seven million, with another eleven million civilian casualties. The British Empire alone lost over three million people in the war. (English) World War One effected the whole world- the heartache and bloodshed changed politics, economics, and

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    Essay Length: 1,954 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: September 30, 2010
  • Shortage Of Books-Fahrenheit 451

    Shortage Of Books-Fahrenheit 451

    Shortage of Books "I've always said poetry and tears, poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings, poetry and sickness; all that mush!" exclaimed Mrs. Bowles to Montag in Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451 (103). Mrs. Bowles thinks written words can make an individual really gloomy and disconsolate. Because the goal of this society is to always be satisfied, and to stay satisfied people watch TV, made up stories, which never makes them think or

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    Essay Length: 854 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 5, 2010
  • Abolitionist Abroad- Book Review

    Abolitionist Abroad- Book Review

    The book Abolitionist Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa, by Lamin Sanneh, focuses on the attempts of freed slaves to build a new society in West Africa based on the ideas of antislavery and anti-structure. Sanneh explains how the abolitionist movement affected not only the United States but also Europe and Africa. He goes into detail about the role that certain Africans had in the anti-slavery crusade. There are many negative

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    Submitted: October 6, 2010
  • You Can'T Judge A Book By Its Cover

    You Can'T Judge A Book By Its Cover

    "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover" A Cry in the Dark, based on a true story, is about a mother whose baby is killed during a camping trip along with her husband. The mother, Lindy Chamberlain claims to have seen her baby being carried away by a dingo and then assumes that the dingo is the cause of her baby's death. As she reports this to the police, she is inconsistent with some

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    Essay Length: 549 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 8, 2010
  • What Is History? Book Review Of Edward Hallett Carr

    What Is History? Book Review Of Edward Hallett Carr

    History is something we live with everyday. It happens every second in every part of the world. It's been happening for centuries. Even before man embark on writing it down. History is and every changing chain of events and fact that have been spread over time. But how do historians write history. How do they know what really happened at that time. How do they find the correct facts and put them in a book

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    Submitted: October 8, 2010
  • Self Awareness In Primates: Fact Or Fiction

    Self Awareness In Primates: Fact Or Fiction

    Abstract The author focuses on determining whether primates are capable of self-awareness. An article is reviewed and evaluated encompassing different points of view and theories. Learned recognition and self-awareness is compared and discussed. Self-awareness in Primates: Fact or Fiction Learning is "a change in behavior due to experience" (Chance, 2003, p. 36). Learning allows an organism to modify its behavior to suit a particular situation. It is a mechanism by which one copes with the

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    Essay Length: 2,393 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: October 12, 2010
  • Theory And Practice Of Group Counseling Book Review

    Theory And Practice Of Group Counseling Book Review

    Corey, G. (1999). Theory and practice of group counseling. (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. This text was written for graduate or undergraduate students in any field involving human services but is especially suitable for students enrolled in any course of Theory and Practice of Group Counseling, practitioners who are involved in group work, and students who are interested in leading various types of groups. This text presents an overview of various theoretical models and

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    Essay Length: 578 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 12, 2010
  • Tell The Truth... Answers To Questions In The Book

    Tell The Truth... Answers To Questions In The Book

    Tell The Truth Introduction & Chapter 1 1. a. Spiritual Isolation - to have no contact with the lost b. Spiritual Immersion - to have no distinction with the lost 2. I have found myself falling into spiritual Immersion. I am always around lost people. 3. It would allow us to reach people and meet them on their level. Not that we are better than they are but to connect with them on a more

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    Essay Length: 2,624 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: October 14, 2010
  • A Short Book Review On

    A Short Book Review On

    English Book Review 1 Title: One flew over the cuckoo's nest Author: Ken Kesey Editor, nr. of pages, year published: Published by 'the Penguin Group', 310 pages, first published in 1962 Summary: The scene is laid in a mental hospital. The narrator is an old Indian, called Chief Bromden, he plays deaf and dumb and he doesn't really take part in the action. The story starts when Randle Patrick McMurphy is admitted to the hospital.

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    Submitted: October 16, 2010

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