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  • Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis 18851951 - 1,685 words
    Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Type of Work: Social commentary Setting Zenith, a mythical Midwestern American city; 1920s Principal Characters George F. Babbitt, a middle-aged real estate agent Myra, his wife Ted, their teenage son Paul Reisling, George's buddy from college Zilla, Paul's nagging wife Tanis Judique, George's mistress Seneca Doane, a radical lawyer and George's former college friend Story Overveiw As another day began in Zenith, sleeping George Babbitt fought to ignore the morning sounds - the milk truck, the furnace-man, a dog barking - so that he could cling to the dream he was having. He had the same dream often. It involved a "f ...
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  • Dissecting Maggie A Girl Of The Streets - 1,105 words
    Dissecting Maggie (A Girl Of The Streets) Dissecting Maggie Maggie, A Girl of the Streets focuses on a young woman turning to the streets of New York in the late nineteenth century. Stephen Crane uses this novella to raise Americas consciousness of the desolate conditions present in urbanized cities. The Industrial Revolution had made production more bearable, but was making life increasingly unlivable for those in certain metropolises. The Industrial Revolution brought change and growth to areas such as New York City. Mechanization in Th work place led to harsher working conditions. Open factories gave way to cramped and unsafe institutions. Many of the new machines were crude versions of w ...
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  • Enough Rope By Dorothy Parker - 1,414 words
    Enough Rope By Dorothy Parker DOROTHY PARKER ENOUGH ROPE Nafisa Rebello SYBA ROLL 338 It was Prof. Eunice Dsouza who at the beginning of the year introduced us to the poems of Dorothy Parker. It was just a brief glance, something not from within the syllabus and forgotten the next day. But Resume and War Song would not get out of my head that easily. Intrigued by the woman who famously said Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses, I took the first opportunity to find out more about her. Therefore this internal assessment project focuses on Dorothy Parkers first set of published poems, Enough Rope (1926). America of the 1920s Enough Rope was published in December of 1926, and by the ...
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  • Ethical Management Of Email Privacy - 1,027 words
    ... her job it was her responsibility to install an e-mail system and train 700 employees to create messages on their personal computers and send them over the network to their fellow workers. Shoars assured employuees that their E-mail communications would be totally private as she herself had been so assured. Later, however, Shoars discovered that her supervisor, the manager of the mainframe that received, stored and routed the messages was in fact copying and reading the employee's e-mail. When Shoars complained she was fired which resulted in her taking her employer to court. A class action suit was also filed on behalf of all the employees whose e-mail had been opened. The judge dismis ...
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  • Hemingway - 1,801 words
    ... hand and not care. The narrator works at his rehabilitation while the soldier believes it will never work. One day while the narrator is working at his rehabilitation he starts to give up hope. The soldier then starts yelling at him about how dumb he is because eventually it will work. The soldier goes to make a phone call after the fight. After his phone call he apologizes to the narrator for yelling and tells him that he has just lost his wife. The narrator then realizes that the soldier wasnt worried about losing his hand he was more worried about his wifes life. Never give up no matter what the odds point to. This theme refers back to The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago went over 80 da ...
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  • History - 1,341 words
    ... and donation of freedom, slaves sometimes earned freedom for meritorious service in battle or saving the life of their masters. A significant amount of slaves became free because they were the children of white native born and European fathers who sometimes openly acknowledged their mixed offspring and who also usually freed the mother of their children. It would be several generations before mulatto, quadroon, and octoroon women would become the common-law wives and mistresses of white men. The reason for the high number of f.p.c. in New Orleans was largely due to the influx of Haitian Refugees into the city in 1809. Approximately 10,000 people arrived in New Orleans with roughly a thi ...
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  • In The First Part Of His Book American Anticommunism, M J Heale Writes The Fraternal Egalitarianism Of The American Republica - 756 words
    In the first part of his book American Anti-Communism, M. J. Heale writes the fraternal egalitarianism of the American republican heritage with its insistence that rights and opportunities were available to all, enabled collectivist doctrines to be repudiated as un-American. What Heale means by this is that the American society was built upon the idea of equality of man, which at the time meant white male landowners. These wealthy landowners would become the middle and upper class of American society. They created their society on the basis of improving their own lives and did not really consider the ideas of those who could not vote, those that did not own land. These upper and middle class ...
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  • Oconnors Wise Blood - 905 words
    O'connor's Wise Blood I am not sure how to react to the novel after reading it. It has been a very confusing novel; I am not quite sure what it is saying about religion. Initially I thought that it was supporting an anti-religious aspect of life. However, the end of the novel presented a twist though the eyes of Mrs. Flood, which made me change my initial thoughts about it, turning it into a novel that seemed to say, this is what happens if you do not believe in Christianity. The novel also presented the atmosphere of the American City as a trap; an inescapable place that drains all morals, leaving one surround by a society of loneliness. The novel consisted of two different stories, one abo ...
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  • Parallels Of Latin American Culture - 990 words
    Parallels Of Latin American Culture There is an uncountable amount of references of Latin American culture found within the literature, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and No One Writes To the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The question is; can the reader whose cultural experiences are based in the United States of American relate and make relevant to themselves the aspects of Latin American Culture? Through the comparison of sport, such as cock-fighting, a Latin American pastime, The roles of a small town vs. a large urban American city, and the part the Patron plays in the community, it can be seen that the United States reader does not have the Latin American experiences necessary to easi ...
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  • Railroads Effect Chicago - 1,167 words
    ... hree ingredients to their meeting places near the fork of the Chicago River (Growth 52). Opening in 1851, the first mill was the North Chicago Rolling Mills. In 1865, it was the first mill in the nation to produce steel rails. This industry was so well suited for Chicago that by 1875, Chicago rolled more rails than any other American city (Berger 157). Like the raw materials shipped by train for steel, grain became a resource that Chicago needed for storing large quantities for use in the livestock industry. The first steam-operated grain elevator was built in 1848 on the lakefront and in just four years, railroads accounted for the majority of grain received in Chicago (Martin 166). By ...
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  • Teenagers And Marijuana - 1,173 words
    ... e. Cannabinoids, the chemicals in marijuana that make you high, are psychoactive because they only stimulate certain brain receptors. Other think differently because this test has only been performed on four monkeys. Research by Dr. Robert Health claim that money brains cannot be compared to human brains because the brain work slightly different and is considerably smaller. A different experiment performed by the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) exposed 64 rhesus monkeys to weekly doses of marijuana smoke for an entire year. The results showed that it did not effect the structure of the brain at all and later back up their results when test were performed on humans. Sele ...
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  • The War In Vietnam - 1,984 words
    The War in Vietnam The Vietnam War, the nation's longest, cost fifty-eight thousand American lives. Only the Civil War and the two world wars were deadlier for Americans. During the decade of direct U.S. military participation in Vietnam beginning in 1964, the U.S Treasury spent over $140 billion on the war, enough money to fund urban renewal projects in every major American city. Despite these enormous costs and their accompanying public and private trauma for the American people, the United States failed, for the first time in its history, to achieve its stated war aims. The goal was to preserve a separate, independent, noncommunist government in South Vietnam, but after April 1975, the co ...
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