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05 Jul 2016

Canterbury Tales, The Miller's Tale - Geoffrey Chaucer, 14th century

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

People who are gullible are often taken advantage of by the people whom they respect. When a person admires somebody, it is very likely that he or she can be easily misled into doing something that they would otherwise never do. In Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale", we are introduced to an...

05 Jul 2016

Michael Foucault: power is productive

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Since the beginning of time, power has been an issue in many different ways; how to gain it, how to keep it, how to destroy it. According to Michel Foucault, "power is productive". Power is what molds society into what is, and what it should be. Foucault believed that through repression,...

05 Jul 2016

Theory of Speech, language - Noam Chomsky

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

While Noam Chomsky is perhaps better known for his liberal political views and philosophies which support a variety of social causes, such as helping the poor, condemning wars, violence, and poverty, he is also a world renowned linguist. Chomsky has developed interesting theories in speech which...

05 Jul 2016

Theory of evolution and the beak of the finch - Jonathan Weiner, 1995

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

When we imagine the process of evolution, we tend to picture it as an extremely slow, gradual process. It takes millions of years for some frog to change colors and camouflage to its surroundings, and it takes just as long for a fish to improve its structure and achieve the maneuverability...

04 Jul 2016

A Temporary Matter - Jhumpa Lahiri, 1998

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the story "A Temporary Matter", by Jhumpa Lahiri, we are introduced to a married couple in the process of grieving over their still-born baby. As the couple tries to recover from this disappointment, their behaviors and attitudes change significantly. They stop associating with their friends,...

04 Jul 2016

On the Road - Jack Kerouac, 1957

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

"On the Road", by Jack Kerouac, is a powerful novel about a group of friends who travel throughout the United States and go through various adventures. They represent a group of people who are always on the move, never willing to commit to anything, and live life with passion and recklessness. In...

28 Apr 2016

Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - A patriotic greed

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Patriotism is the unrivaled love for one's country. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), personal influence is always stronger than patriotism. Although Macbeth and Banquo was loyal in fighting off the rebellion, patriotism no longer exists. Without the unity of war, there is...

28 Apr 2016

Macbeth, William Shakespeare, 1623 - Freewill, in Macbeth: the destiny to choose

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Every piece of life seems to be interconnected. They can be the pieces to a puzzle, or they can be a perception of a whole. In both cases, life is a culmination of one's actions. In Macbeth (hereinafter referred to as "the Play"), a predetermined path seems to be set for Macbeth. From the...

29 Mar 2016

Cane by Jean Toomer

Book review - 3 pages - Literature

Double consciousness is defined as a concept that describes an individual as having an identity divided into several parts. This makes it difficult for an individual to have a sole unified identity. As such, a person with double consciousness may be considered to have two thoughts, two souls or...

03 Mar 2016

Figures of speech

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Lapham begins by telling us that the Notebook Magazine had become so much focused with the new print method of letting their readers know about the current ways of the world which was intended to acquaint them with presupposition of its editor. “Notebook was deeply rooted in the soils of...

18 Sep 2015

Descartes' meditation two proofs of God and how humans make mistakes

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Paper requirements. First: Analyze and evaluate Descartes two proofs of God's existence. How are they different? Is one more convincing than the other? And secondly: How does Descartes explain how we humans make mistakes (errors)? Do not just state that a perfect creator made imperfect...

18 Sep 2015

How role of Jakes, as the narrator, informs his character - Interpreting Natives, Abbort Porter

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Abbotts defines interpretation as a compound of ideas and judgment. In an attempt to understand the idea of Abbotts of an implied author as well as his narrating ideas, this paper discusses the way the role of Jakes as the narrator informs his character. The paper also brings out what he reveals...

16 Sep 2015

Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Louisa May Alcott, Hospital Notes (1863); Mary Chesnut, A Diary From Dixie (1861-65)

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

The Civil War is just the most important thing in American cultural and social history—as well as political and military history, of course—since the War of Independence from Great Britain. It is, quite simply, fundamental to America's identity and sensibility, and it remains so to this...

16 Sep 2015

Applying ethical theory : utilitarian theories

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

What is moral and what is not moral has been debated for centuries by philosophers. A lot of people come to find that it happens to be much complicated than simply being kind. Despite the fact that each individual leads a different journey from the others, being ethical has much to do with...

15 Sep 2015

The accusations against Socrates

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The life that Socrates led was not at all likely to assist him gain esteem or the affection of the vulgar. The people, who had no knowledge of him in person, saw him only to consider him a visionary. Those who knew him, even without having hurt by his rebukes, had winced under the saints...

10 Sep 2015

Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 & Milton's when I consider how my light is spent

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The poetic work Shakespeare: Sonnet 130 and John Milton's When I Consider How my light is Spent, are two sonnets from different periods. The Shakespearean represents the Elizabethan period or the period between 1558 and 1603. On the other hand, the John Milton's work represent the early...

10 Sep 2015

Are there moral facts? Is there proof in Ethics?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Looking at the world of chairs, tables, atoms, one may not find moral facts anywhere. It has been proposed that moral facts are completely mysterious or that humans would have no knowledge on what makes things wrong or right. Another argument is that moral facts cannot be real due to the fact...

10 Sep 2015

Moon on a rainbow shawl - John Errol

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

Moon on a Rainbow Shawl is a play in 3 acts that was written by Trinidadian playwright together with John Errol the actor. It was for the first time published in 1958. It was described as a break through within Britain for writing of the blacks as well as ground-breaking. It has been reproduced...

10 Sep 2015

Oryx and Clarke - Margaret Atwood : A world without love

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Love is everything. The whole world is based around love; being in love, ending love and making love. Without it, life as known would be completely different. Groups and relationships now are made from love and passion for one another or a specific thing, that's what we...

09 Sep 2015

Reservation Blues Analytic Essay - Asian American Literature

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Different cultures around the world seem to intertwine in various aspects including ethical practices and unethical practices such as settler colonization. The key differences context, region, and races involved. This assertion is clearly depicted in a book and article analyzed in this paper. The...

09 Sep 2015

The Theme of Truth in "The Lottery" and "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant"

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This paper compares and contrasts the theme of truth in the story, “The Lottery” and the poem, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” Various literally devices, such as irony, symposium, allusion, and imagery, are used to illustrate the points made regarding the theme of...

08 Sep 2015

Descartes' meditation : existence of God

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In building his knowledge edifice Descartes makes use of two arguments for God's existence. It happens to be a good paradox thing that he could try proofs of God's existence. He assumes two proofs. This paper is an evaluation of the proofs of the existence of God that have been Argued by Descartes.

07 Aug 2015

Mother comparison to Waiting for godot

Essay - 1 pages - Literature

Literature is sunk in devices with the intent to exhibit various meanings. Different readers gain different messages when deciphering the intent meant to be conveyed by the author. However, some intended messages are obvious. Interpreting Simon Armitage's poem, Mother and Samuel Beckett's...

07 Aug 2015

Comparison of Sisyphus and prometheus

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Comparisons are made through every medium of expression. Art, literature, and performance each provide the opportunity to determine similarities and differences. The assessment may be made from differing forms of expression, time periods, purposes, authors, artists, political, social, economic,...

27 Jul 2015

Native English speakers of the world

Essay - 3 pages - Linguistics

Native speakers of English are approximately 430 million people in the world. However, the number of native and non-native speakers is approximated to be 2 billion people. English is the third largest language in terms of the number of speakers after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. In contrast,...

24 Jul 2015

The Power in The tragedy of Macbeth, Vol. 2 - Shakespeare

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Gender roles have been a common theme in several renderings of literature. Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, provides an example. Shakespeare's take on gender is a unique one, revealed through the women in Macbeth. Women share a strong relationship with power in society according to the female...

24 Jul 2015

The effects of Norman culture and language on the Saxons

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics

Change is an inevitable part of existence. Throughout history man has evolved in terms of philosophy, theology, and ideology. Sir Walter Scott provides an identification of the additional elements involved in change through his novel, Ivanhoe. Societal and linguistic changes were the result of...

24 Jul 2015

Life in The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Literature is one of the most renowned forms of expression. Only a few works have been deemed timeless. Nathaniel Hawthorne provides one with The Scarlet Letter. Several elements of the book leave the reader pondering the meaning. The symbols and their representation provide an example. Life is...

24 Jul 2015

The symbols in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

Authors use an array of literary elements to convey messages. One tool alone can bear numerous meanings. Susan Glaspell's Trifles provides an exemplary example of the use of multiple literary elements to convey various messages. The story's plot progresses seamlessly through the use of such...

24 Jul 2015

Dada versus Futurism, A Comparison of Tone and Purpose

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Accompanying great movements are differing points of view. The variances allow the rare chance for comparison among two essentially different movements. Tristan Tzara and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti provide the perfect example of the opportunity for comparison with their respective manifestos....

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