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11 Oct 2007
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"Homer Loves Odysseus; Virgil Loves Aeneas - but Aeneas Doesn't Love Dido"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Influence comes in many forms - religion, music, books, and authors. By experiencing different people's views, we gain a sense of understanding the world through their eyes. We take cues from others, how they think, act and do in the world, and internalize their beliefs. The religious zealot...

09 Oct 2007
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Ariel's Levels of Consciousness

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare's extensive investigation into social life in his earlier plays allowed him to instead focus on the more complex topic of human consciousness, which he pursues through magical inhuman characters, in his final play The Tempest. In his book The Feeling of What Happens,...

09 Oct 2007
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Summary and Review of "The Iraqw of Tanzania" and "Hunger and Shame"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The Iraqw of Tanzania, by Katherine Snyder, is a detailed ethnographic account of the affects of Maendeleo (progress and development) on the Iraqw people of northern Tanzania, shaped partially by the struggle between the young and the old to capture the true essence of Iraqw culture. ...

09 Oct 2007
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"The Significance of Comic Irreverence"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Irreverence in comedy has been at the forefront of recent comedic performances. In one television show, ‘The Office', depicts supervisor David Brent, performed by Ricky Gervais, as an irreverent ‘funny man'. In one episode, while orienting a new employee around the office, he listens to...

09 Oct 2007
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"Gender Bending Androgynous Sexuality in Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Gender and sexuality are very difficult concepts to define in our post-modern age. To begin with, the term is outdated to fit the social norms of today: attraction lies anywhere and is not confined to ‘heterosexual love' between a man and a woman. Gay, lesbian and bi-sexual are terms used to...

09 Oct 2007
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"Richard Cory's Lost Suicide Letter"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Paul Laurence Dunbar and Edwin Arlington Robinson created “We Wear the Mask” and “Richard Cory” during the literary renaissance after World War I. Society was targeted and critiqued by authors who wanted to describe the “spiritual problems and disillusionments” (p...

09 Oct 2007
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"The Advantages of the Setting of the Country-House in Detective-Stories"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The author of either a novel or a short story has one main purpose: to dazzle the reader. However, dazzling the reader is a difficult process because we don't all have the same attention spans, or have the same interests, or even enjoy the same words on the pages that other reader's find...

08 Oct 2007
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Don Quixote: Chivalry Then and Now

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

“A manifestation of any of these qualities: bravery, courtesy, honor.” This is the definition of the world chivalry as found in the dictionary. Though it was first coined during the Medieval Age, the idea still hold true today. One of the greatest books of chivalry is Miguel de...

08 Oct 2007
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The True Horrors "The Prophetic Voice"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

When Steven King releases a new novel it is bound to be one of the scariest works of literature around. King's books, filled with images of deformed dolls and haunted houses, strike fear in the hearts of his readers. King's writing appeals to our senses, torturing and manipulating them to create...

08 Oct 2007
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Religious Skepticism: "Oedipus Tyrannus"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The ancient heroes and rulers all had many great qualities that allowed them to rise to such as level, but all were aware that the gods could take it all away in an instant. Therefore, these great men prayed and sacrificed to the divinities and feared their power greatly. However, in Sophocles'...

08 Oct 2007
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Gentiles and Gnomes: The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Apostle Paul

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The letters of Paul are the first written communication following the crucifixion of Christ. Paul's letters at first appear to be more written commands rather than correspondences. The letters of Paul are usually interpreted as laws given by Paul to different peoples concerning the worship of...

05 Oct 2007
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"Guilty Bloom: Hallucination Technique Reveals Leopold Bloom's Unconscious in Ulysses"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

A hallucination typically connotes a bad meaning for the character who admits to having one; either the person is mentally unstable or he experiences a hallucination from the consumption of illicit drugs. However, in James Joyce's novel Ulysses there is a different meaning to the word all...

05 Oct 2007
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Irrational Underground Man

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

“I am a sick man” are the opening words to Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella Notes from Underground. For the narrator, the Underground Man is both figuratively and literally sick - his liver hurts but he will not receive treatment from doctors. Indeed, only a ‘sick man' would choose to...

05 Oct 2007
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"Physiognomy in The Jungle, The Rise of Silas Lapham, The Marrow of Tradition and The Portrait of a Lady"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

A red colored complexion signifies a fiery temperament. A yellow or green hue of the skin may hint at sickness. A square jaw means the epitome of masculinity. Authors such as Upton Sinclair, Henry James, Charles W. Chesnutt and William Dean Howells used physiognomy to relay important qualities...

05 Oct 2007
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Hamlet

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet meets his demise with acceptance as he has reached a matured, highly introspective level of self-awareness. His state of satisfaction derives from a rigorous course of transformation. Throughout the play, he explores the design of mankind which he believes...

05 Oct 2007
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Manipulating God

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

William Faulkner's novel, As I Lay Dying portrays confused characters who attempt to assuage their instabilities by deferring to a higher force. Typically, people look to religion to reconcile haunting ambiguities and fill the voids in their lives. Establishing a secure belief system provides...

05 Oct 2007
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"What's Love Got to Do with It"

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The Beatles echo popular sentiment with their hit tune from the 60's, “Can't buy me love.” The lyrics profess that love holds more value than money or materialistic cravings. Certainly, a romantic relationship can yield substantial benefits to both participants, including companionship,...

05 Oct 2007
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The Cunning Edge

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Each individual develops his own vision of the universe. A naïve person looks up to the sky to see the moon and strains to glimpse a shooting star, or perhaps, a distant planet. Euphoric about what appears in the distance, he becomes oblivious to what lies directly in front of him. Spending all...

05 Oct 2007
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Reality Blights

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

No matter how hard a person tries, he cannot escape a world exploding with discrimination, violence, and blind hatred. The smell of death permeates the streets as wars rage and the taste of man's inhumanity lingers in the air. An idealistic individual attempts to shield himself from the evil,...

05 Oct 2007
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Keeping the faith

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Organized religion epitomizes man's need to give order and meaning to his life. Philosophy represents his effort to rationalize the principles of his faith and conduct. Acceptance of God or an all-powerful supreme being who governs the universe remains the cornerstone of most major religions, but...

02 Oct 2007
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mocking bird," explains Miss Maudie in Harper Lee's...

02 Oct 2007
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Dissecting Romeo and Juliet

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

When studying Romeo and Juliet, most critics focus on four main points: Romeo's and Juliet's death scene, the relationship between the lovers, a feminist look at Juliet's character, and the structure of the play as a whole. However, the death scene is the most criticized aspect of the...

02 Oct 2007
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Toni Morrison's Struggle to Find an Identity

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

In Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Morrison rejects the theory that American literature reflects white male views. She argues that “Africanism”, a term she uses “for the denotative and connotative blackness that African peoples have come to signify”...

02 Oct 2007
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Open Me Carefully

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Throughout her life, Emily Dickinson wrote nearly 1,800 poems, many of which are known and cherished throughout the world. Like many other great writers, Dickinson not only showed talent in her poetry but in her other forms of writing as well. Nearly as famous as her poems, many of Dickinson's...

02 Oct 2007
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The Rise and Fall of Satan

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In Book 1 of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Satan's character is borderline glorified as a military hero, despite his juxtaposition to the lord and creator, his nemesis, God. Regardless of this, Satan's essence is evil, sly, and dishonest. Banished from heaven as a result his army's defeat from...

02 Oct 2007
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Beneath the Surface: An In-Depth Investigation of the concept of drowning in Stevie Smith's poetry

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

In poetry, the fact that something is brought up or referred to is irrelevant. Nothing is definitive or solid in poetry unless the poet absolutely intends for it to be. In Stevie Smith's works, it is difficult to try and understand how she intends for the reader to think. Her short poems and...

02 Oct 2007
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Analyzing Life and Death through Ivan and Gerasim

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych tells the story of a man's untimely illness that ultimately leads to his demise. It is a story views one man's analysis and questioning of the way he has lived up until the point where he realizes he will die. “Ivan Ilych's life had been most...

02 Oct 2007
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T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men: Exploring Self-Realization

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

When reading “The Hollow Men”, by T.S. Eliot, one's immediate response might be to consider it against to context of which it was written. Such context may be purely historical or may revolve around the author's social life. All of these accounts may prove significant in assessing the...

27 Sep 2007
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Valedictorian Speech

Essay - 1 pages - Literature

Welcome President Liebergott, the Board of Trustees, honorary degree recipients, faculty, staff, family, friends and the Class of the 2007. It's funny. I tried for days to write this speech. Contrary to popular belief, I don't like to hear myself talk. And what could I say that...

27 Sep 2007
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Cover letter and Resume for a Student Job

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

From the MSPCA website, I learned of various full-time job opportunities in the Boston area. I am interested in a few of these, and I believe I can contribute as much to the organization as the organization will contribute to me. I am particularly interested in the Law Enforcement...