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  • The Great Inflation

    The Great Inflation

    The Great Inflation In late-1922 the German government were forced to ask the Allies for a moratorium on reparations payments; this was refused, and she then defaulted on shipments of both coal and timber to France. By January of the following year, French and Belgian troops had entered and occupied the Ruhr. The German people, perhaps for the first time since 1914, united behind their government, and passive resistance to the occupying troops was ordered.

    Essay Length: 2,202 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: October 8, 2010
  • The Great Departure

    The Great Departure

    Daniel Smith's, The Great Departure illustrates very well the United State's evolution from a traditionally isolationist nation to an interventionist nation. WWI literally dragged the U.S. out of its isolationist shell and placed the U.S. at the forefront of international politics. The pressure to join WWI was resisted greatly by the Wilson administration and the country as a whole. Smith does an excellent job at presenting the factors that influenced the U.S. to enter the

    Essay Length: 1,117 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: October 15, 2010
  • Appearance Versus Reality

    Appearance Versus Reality

    In The Gilded Six-Bits, Hurston uses the theme of appearance versus reality to suggest that things aren't as simple as they appear to be. Hurston writes this story to depict her own life, morals, and her culture. As we take a closer look into Hurston's life we will come to comprehend the story not only on a literal level but a personal level as well. We will also see the many symbols and themes illustrated

    Essay Length: 633 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 17, 2010
  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great

    Alexander the Great On July twentieth, 356 B.C. Alexander the Great was born. His Father was Philip, the King of Macedonia. His mother was Olympia, daughter of the late King Epirus. Alexander was quite mature for his age. At 13 he started learning from Aristotle, he was trained with other children. It was at this time that he met Hephastion, his future best Friend. Aristotle gave Alexander training in rhetoric and literature and sparked his

    Essay Length: 1,387 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: October 18, 2010
  • A Great Escape

    A Great Escape

    A Great Escape Why has suicide become popular? Over recent years, the suicide rate has risen as one of the top ten causes of death in the world. Is this really true? Has suicide become a way to attract attention or is it an escape to one person's problems? Suicide is not something that has recently come into existence. It has been around for ages. In every culture, suicide is observed in a different way.

    Essay Length: 678 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 19, 2010
  • The Great Game Of Business

    The Great Game Of Business

    The Great Game of Business By Jack Stack " I am often asked to say exactly what the Great Game of Business is. I have to admit I find this hard to do. It is not a system. It is not a methodology. It is not a philosophy, or an attitude, or a set of techniques. It is all of those things and more. It is a whole different way of running a company and

    Essay Length: 710 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 20, 2010
  • Barries Are An Illusion

    Barries Are An Illusion

    The Actual Illusion "It calls for the unity of all Frenchmen across class barriers," claims Raymond Durgnat in his book Jean Renoir, about the film The Grand Illusion (149). It's a war movie without a single battle scene, where only one soldier is killed, and there's not one character which could be portrayed as the villain. Just by the death toll, we get the sense that the film is more than about WWI, but how

    Essay Length: 898 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 23, 2010
  • Authenticity Of "The Great Santini"

    Authenticity Of "The Great Santini"

    Comparison Between Movie and History After watching the movie from Hollywood and reading the actual thoughts of Pat Conroy of whom the story is based on, there is significant evidence supporting the basis that "The Great Santini" was made on and Hollywood very accurately filmed "The Great Santini". It isn't to say that all military veterans were abusive and hard on their families. However, men in the military return from the service and seem to

    Essay Length: 448 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 27, 2010
  • Great Divide

    Great Divide

    The Great Divide In F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby, Daisy is torn between two men, Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. Jay being her past lover and Tom her husband. Although both these men had many in common, including being in love with the same woman, they had there share of differences. To begin with, their similarities. Tom and Jay are both very similar in the way they think and act. In chapter eight

    Essay Length: 526 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 28, 2010
  • Reality Television Love...What Are These Contestants Thinking?!

    Reality Television Love...What Are These Contestants Thinking?!

    Reality Television Love...What are These Contestants Thinking?! Marriage, it's supposed to be a once in a lifetime event right? The answer to that is surprisingly no! Today it seems that the media pokes fun of this wonderful occasion in the ever so popular reality T.V. show weddings. They are everywhere today. Many of these marriages don't last much longer than the show was aired anyway. The contestant chooses a lifetime partner from a group of

    Essay Length: 1,440 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: October 28, 2010
  • The Great Encounter Of China And The West

    The Great Encounter Of China And The West

    The Great Encounter of China and the West When the Chinese and Europeans first came into contact with each other, there was a mutual fascination for the other's culture, or way of life. The Chinese began to look at the European culture. They became interested in Western thinking. They were also beginning to look at the religion that the European missionaries were preaching about, Christianity. On the other end, the Europeans who came in contact

    Essay Length: 1,507 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: October 29, 2010
  • Virtual Reality Learning Environments

    Virtual Reality Learning Environments

    Virtual Reality Learning Environments: Potentials and Challenges Computer graphics technology enables us to create a remarkable variety of digital images and displays that, given the right conditions, effectively enrich education [Clark 1983]. Real-time computer graphics are an essential component of the multi-sensory environment of Virtual Reality (VR). This article addresses the unique characteristics of emerging VR technology and the potential of virtual worlds as learning environments. I will describe several key attributes of VR environments

    Essay Length: 5,228 Words / 21 Pages
    Submitted: October 30, 2010
  • Cause Of Great Depression

    Cause Of Great Depression

    The following are some of the theories as to the causes of the Great Depression: *The Stock Market Crash of 1929 as a trigger- On October 24, 1929, share prices on Wall Street collapsed catastrophically, setting off a chain of bankruptcies and defaults that quickly spread overseas. Economic instability had been growing for some time, however, the impact of the Crash of '29 was notable because Wall Street was where the wealthy of Europe had

    Essay Length: 272 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 30, 2010
  • Great White Sharks

    Great White Sharks

    Patrick Meehan Dr. Hurley Plant Biology 4-28-05 The Great White Shark: Monster of the Ocean "It's tail swayed slowly from side to side, pushing the hunters body through the murky water. All signs of motion were non-existent, except for the rhythmic movement of the water over the five gill slits on either side of it's head. Slowly gaining speed, the shady figures unmoving eyes fixed on it's target, a lost harbor seal pup. As the

    Essay Length: 2,405 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: October 31, 2010
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you! Thomas Parke D'Invilliers Jay Gatsby went through most of his life striving for a new beginning, a chance to start over and succeed. He forced that aspect of life, into his own, by changing his identity. He was James Gatz a man who's unknown soul

    Essay Length: 807 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 31, 2010
  • Alfred The Great

    Alfred The Great

    Alfred the Great A legend and a hero to his people, King Alfred the Great was known to be one of the best rulers of all time. During the duration of about 50 years, Kind Alfred managed to reopen a new era in Anglo-Saxon literature. Alfred attained the "Great" in his name because of the leadership he possessed. He was the man who led his men to victory during harsh times against the Danes. Alfred

    Essay Length: 2,896 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: October 31, 2010
  • Holbach: Illusion Of Free Will

    Holbach: Illusion Of Free Will

    We Must Believe In Free Will; We Have No Choice Analyzing our individual free will can be very intriguing. There are many sides to this debate, and you must take them all into account to fully understand whether or not we truly have free will. In doing so, one can almost reach the point of free will being paradoxical. Ultimately, free will determines the level of responsibility we claim for our actions. Obviously, if outside

    Essay Length: 1,272 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 1, 2010
  • True Justice: Augustine Vs. Reality

    True Justice: Augustine Vs. Reality

    Fritz Streiff 21.9.06 SSC 151 True Justice: Augustine versus Reality In his book "The City of God", Augustine (354 Ð'- 430) described two metaphorical cities: an earthly city and a heavenly one. In both there are forms of justice to be found. The former will be described as the form of justice of the ordinary people living in the earthly city. Accordingly, the latter shall be characterized as the form of justice to be met

    Essay Length: 818 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 2, 2010
  • What To Expect From A Military Nco

    What To Expect From A Military Nco

    What You Can Expect From Me as an NCO As a Non-commissioned Officer you can expect me to be a professional leader dedicated to taking care of soldiers, the mission, and the army way of life. You can expect me to use Army Regulations, Technical Manuals, and direct orders from my superiors as my guidance on what actions to take in each situation faced whether tactical or technical. I will not be afraid to make

    Essay Length: 371 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 2, 2010
  • Illusion In "Death Of A Salesman"

    Illusion In "Death Of A Salesman"

    What does Williams say about illusions and how are they important/dangerous to us? Tennessee Williams' protagonist, Blanche Dubois, is a woman struggling to escape the faults of her past and secure a new life for herself. Her many mistakes have turned her life upside down and created a host of problems for her to deal with. To help her deal with the extreme direness of her existence, Blanche often creates fantasies and delusions to make

    Essay Length: 338 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 3, 2010
  • The Great Gatsby And Shadow Of A Nation

    The Great Gatsby And Shadow Of A Nation

    The great Gatsby and shadow of a nation share many themes. One of the main ones being the American dream. In Gatsby, most of the characters are examples of the corruption of the American dream. In shadow of a nation, Jonathon Takes Enemy is somewhat a victim of it. Both of the texts show how the American dream has been distorted over time. The Indians in shadow of a nation were forced into a reservation.

    Essay Length: 365 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 3, 2010
  • Constantine The Great

    Constantine The Great

    Constantine the Great: More than an Emperor Akbar the Great, Suleyman the Magnificent, and Tzar Ivan the Terrible all have one thing in common; they each were given a title by their people because of the ways that they ruled. Flavius Valerius Constantinus was no different, he became known as Constantine the Great by instituting unprecedented policies which would come to affect the entire future of the Western Civilization. Constantine did many amazing things for

    Essay Length: 1,794 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 3, 2010
  • The Illusion Of Tradition

    The Illusion Of Tradition

    The Illusion of Tradition There is a Lottery going on today and we all hold a ticket. In "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson is asking people to stop for a moment and take a look at the traditions around them. Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to show that traditions today are sometimes as misguided as the tradition of the lottery in that small town in Somewhere, USA. Evil can be evoked in the most kind-hearted person if

    Essay Length: 1,076 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 4, 2010
  • Reality Telivision

    Reality Telivision

    What is reality television? "As we embark upon a new century of broadcasting, it is clear that no genre, form, or type of programming has been as actively marketed by producers, or more enthusiastically embraced by viewers, than reality-based TV" (Friedman 6). What exactly is reality television? "Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of 'real life' people (as opposed to actors or fictional characters) are followed" (Wikipedia). What

    Essay Length: 667 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 5, 2010
  • Catherine The Great

    Catherine The Great

    Sophia Frederika-Augusta, later known as Catherine, was born on May 2, 1729 in the Baltic seaport town of Stettin, then part of German Pomerania. She was born into the Anhalt- Zerbst family, one of the poorest and most obscure of all the German princely families. Her father, Christian Augusta, did not become the reigning prince of Zerbst until Catherine was thirteen years old. In 1743, at the age of fifteen, Catherine's mother, Johanna, found her

    Essay Length: 1,808 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 6, 2010

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