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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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Personal statement for Ph.D. candidacy

Sample letter - 2 pages - Literature

Sometimes the dreams of first-grade naivety are the only dreams ever realized. In all probability, I will never read every book ever written. To think of the amount of novels, manuals and reference materials in the Emerson College library is staggering, not to mention the Boston...

27 Sep 2007
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Rhodes scholarship application essay

Sample letter - 1 pages - Literature

When I was a child, I told myself I would read every book ever written. In the two-floored, two-roomed library of my small New Hampshire town, I thought nothing could stop me from reading the world. Innocent naivety yes, but so much the foundation of who I am and why I find myself writing this...

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...

26 Sep 2007
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Marketing Plan for A Book

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This is a compilation of prose poetry, which we think will appeal to readers, writers, and students of poetry. Though we did not publish it, the author's first book of poetry, a chapbook, did rather well. It sold over 400 copies through university bookstores, 300 through specialty poetry stores,...

26 Sep 2007
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Materialism in Renaissance England as Seen in Utopia and King Lear

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The sixteenth century, which set the stage for the Early Modern Period, was characterized by an influx of humanist ideals to England. The literature from this period takes new stances on issues that were not subjected to such intense scrutiny before. Thomas More's Utopia envisions...

26 Sep 2007
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Eve in Milton and Lanyer

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Aemilia Lanyer wrote Eve's Apologie in Defense of Women in 1611 as a feminist tract within a larger work, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. Although spoken from an unusual view point, that of Pontius Pilate's wife, the piece is principally about Eve of the Biblical creation story. About sixty years...

26 Sep 2007
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One Thousand Years of the English Epic

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The epic is arguably the ultimate achievement in literature. Its grand scope and its demands on knowledge and language mastery set it singularly apart from other genres. Authors throughout the history of the written tradition have attempted to master the imposing scale and complexities of an epic...

26 Sep 2007
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A Queer Reading of Ginsberg's America

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Famed Beat poet Alan Ginsberg was openly gay, a lifestyle decision largely frowned upon in the society in which the Beat generation grew up. However, such constraining standards were typical of the forces that artists like Ginsberg and his compatriots struggled against. The Beat...

26 Sep 2007
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Class in Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Shakespeare may be a poet for the ages, but he was also a man of his times. In this modern era, judging an artist often seems to require asking: how much does he push against the standards of society? But this is a time long removed from Elizabethan England, an era when Puritans...

26 Sep 2007
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Raising Cordelia: Hope and Despair of Resurrection in King Lear

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Of Shakespeare's many plays, King Lear is certainly one of the most troubling and provoking. In comparison to the comedies and romances, it has a much darker setting and content; but even compared with other tragedies, it seems King Lear is confounded by its lack of a conclusive moral framework....

26 Sep 2007
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Nailed to Desks: Symbolism of the Hammer in Moby-Dick

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Herman Melville's iconic novel Moby-Dick contains in its 135 chapters dozens of symbolic images artfully connected and expanded. The power of the imagery lies in how the symbols reappear throughout, like a juggler's balls constantly in the air. These range from lofty literary and...

14 Sep 2007
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Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora (Colin Palmer)

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

There are two main things that are evident in this work. The first is that the concept of diaspora does not only have meaning in the African context, but in other regions as well. The second is that to study a people or a culture, one needs to trace the diasporic movements. About ten...

14 Sep 2007
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Arnold Friend

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. On the surface the narrative is fairly generic. The plot follows a 15 year old girl named Connie who is a typical teen - shallow, and self consumed. She spends her...

13 Sep 2007
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Daddy Dearest

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Your stereotypical, average father trudges in from a long day of work, plunks himself down at the dinner table, inquires about baseball practices and play rehearsals, and retires to bed for the evening news and a moment of peace. This process involves love, commitment, and the ultimate...

13 Sep 2007
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The Greatest Human Conflict

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

In The Country Husband, John Cheever introduces us to Francis Weed, a passive country man who leads a lackluster life. The story begins with a plane crash—an event that should be traumatizing and life-altering. However, Frances Weed hardly has a reaction to this frightening setting....

13 Sep 2007
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Children: Soldiers or Stew?

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

In the novel, Moses, Citzen & Me, Delia Jarrett-Macauley conveys the narrator's struggle to understand an ex-child soldier. In order to do so, the narrator, Julia, must forge a relationship with the physically and emotionally elusive, Citizen. But, why whittle such a large...

13 Sep 2007
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Keeping the Masses in Line: Critical Studies of Media, Propaganda and the Powers of Normalization

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

According to author Toby Clark in Art and Propaganda, Saliger's paintings, as well as those of other German artists who adopted similar themes, represent “qualities of Aryan superiority . . . [and this] supposedly superior physical beauty was held to be the ultimate...

13 Sep 2007
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Professional Profile: Travel Magazine Art Director This month's writer and designer interviews Jorge Zegarra, art director for Northwest Airlines' World Traveler magazine.

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Jorge Zegarra has been art director for World Traveler since November of 2005. Prior to that, he worked as a graphic designer and then as art director for La Voz magazine. He also worked for two publications of American City Business Journals, giving him a combined total of over four...

06 Sep 2007
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Life's Not a Maze, It's an Obstacle Course

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Life is full of obstacles - there is no doubt about it. Deciphering why people have certain obstacles and how they can overcome such obstacles is often just as burdening as the obstacles themselves. It is evident everywhere that people are struggling with their obstacles. ...