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  • Main Street - 1,380 words
    Main Street Main Street Lewis, Sinclair Copyright 1948 David Snow Paragraph 1 The protagonist in this story is Carol Kennicott. She is a young woman attending college in St. Paul Minnesota. She wants to go somewhere in her life. She has gone out and gotten a college education so that she won't have to be a house wife. She has an outgoing personality and is continuously trying to change the things around her. She meets a man named William Kennicott. They fall in love and move to the small town of Gopher Prairie. While there Carol tries to change her home, as well as all of the other buildings in town. Carol is identified as the protagonist because she's the main character and she has a confli ...
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  • Main Street - 1,448 words
    Main Street Main Street Sinclair Lewis was a queer boy, always an outsider, lonely. Once he had become famous, he began to promulgate an official view of his youth that represents perhaps an adult wish for a inoffensive life that never was. He was Sinclair Lewis (Hutchisson 8). In the years from 1914 to 1951 Sinclair Lewis, a flamboyant, driven, self-devouring genius from Sauk Centre, Minnesota, aspired in twenty two novels to make all America his province. (Hutchisson 9). Although his star has now waned, he was in his time the best-known and the most controversial of all writers and through a number of books remarkable for their satiric bite and for their ambivalent love and hatred of the l ...
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  • Main Street - 1,446 words
    ... te and made up excuses such as Dave wants me to sit in a poker game or ...afraid the dampness might start my toothache (186). Many did not even bother to call and make up an excuse. Their rudeness and horrible punctuality was caused by the actors and actresses not liking Carol and her non-conformity. The play turned out to be a flop and the towns gossip and talk started to bother Carol. She was not the only person affected by the towns manners and morals. As a result of Miles Bjornstams wife and son being killed by drinking contaminated water, Miles was the only one left to blame because he did not provide the family with clean water (280). The town demoralized him by showing little symp ...
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  • Main Street By Sinclair Lewis - 456 words
    Main Street by Sinclair Lewis Annonymous For as long as I can remember, I've loved to read: short stories, fiction, nonfiction sometimes, even philosophy if nothing else were available. This term I've been given more reading assignments than I can ever remember having to deal with. This term has been extra special because we studied no less than three types of literature: short stories, poetry, and drama. While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages. This term I learned that even though a short story may be only a few pages long, there are chapters of interpretation, ambiguity, and symbolism to understand. In 'The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson, I foun ...
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  • A Lesson From Oliver - 5,155 words
    A Lesson From Oliver by David Jorgensen Like any other morning I was up at four, the day Oliver met with his violent death. At four in the morning the grass is wet. Now, it's still wet at 6 a.m. and even at seven, and these tend to be the hours of choice for most people wishing to appreciate the phenomenon of grass wetness. But it's a tragedy of economics that, when work starts at 5 a.m., one is not afforded the same time-options for grass appreciation as members of the sane world. Nor was this tragedy confined to my having to appreciate the wet grass while in a metabolic state more suited to hibernation. Four a.m. was my only chance to absorb all of northern Ontario's summer morning treasur ...
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  • A Lesson From Oliver - 5,261 words
    ... had little wish to draw him into this conversation. I decided to change the subject quickly. "Coincidentally, yes sir. Why I'm calling, though, is to inquire about the number of outboard motors that have gone missing since last week." "Pardon me?" The tone of his voice took a sudden sinister turn that sent a twinge through my bladder. Like the rookie I was, I had made some as yet unrecognized blunder. I felt the strong urge to conclude the interview immediately, but it was too late. He knew my name. He knew my brother's name. He knew why I'd called. He knew everything. I'd have to bluff past my own ignorance. "Well, I was wondering if the police suspected some kind of theft ring being i ...
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  • An American Tragedy - 1,103 words
    An American Tragedy An American Tragedy Where were you November 22, 1963? Any and every American old enough to mourn, to feel sorrow, remembers where they were and what they were doing when they received the news that President John F. Kennedy had been murdered. The event had an effect on the entire nation. Men and women, Democrats and Republicans, adults and children mourned the loss of their fallen leader. President Johnson, the Warren Commission, and every fascinated watcher-on in the world would closely scrutinize that day and the following events. The facts of the day are still hotly contested. Politicians have made their careers on the case. Conspiracy theorists have had a field day wr ...
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  • Chappaquid Will The Truth Be Known - 1,838 words
    Chappaquid - Will The Truth Be Known On the night of 18/19 July 1969, twelve people attended a no-spouces party (Meyer Macon Morehouse et al.) on Chappaquid*censored*, a small island off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Two of the partygoers fell victim to a continuous deception. Mary Jo Kopechne who would have not lost her life but for the inexcusable misconduct of Ted Kennedy. The other partygoer, Senator Ted Kennedy, lost his chance of ever reaching the White House due to his web of lies. Bobby Kennedy's Presidential campaign had been ably assisted by the Boiler room girls. A team of young women who were completely dedicated to the Kennedy cause. They were: Mary Jo Kopechne, ...
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  • College And Alcohol - 2,060 words
    College And Alcohol College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide Environmental Approaches to Prevention Barbara E. Ryan / Tom Colthurst / Lance Segars, PhD The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street Newton, MA 02158-1060 Tel: 800 676-1730 In cooperation with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Studies UCSD Extension, University of California, San Diego This publication was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). Acknowledgments We wish to thank the individuals listed below for reviewing draft manuscripts for this publication. We appreciate the com ...
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  • Cozumel - 608 words
    Cozumel Paradise In Mexico, off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula is an island. The island is surrounded by coral reefs filled with life. Ferry boats pass over the reefs, making half-hour runs to and from the mainland. Dive boats anchor near the coral itself, and divers bob around among the eels, fish, and lobsters. Cruise ships come in around the reef, and drag anchor through dead reef. The dock that accommodates them occupies space that used to be one of the oldest surrounding reefs. If it's right or wrong, it's been done, and people pay lots of money to ride on the big luxury liners. The large dock juts out toward the mainland, and the surf there is calm. The beach is not. Small children w ...
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  • Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth 18301886, Americas Bestknown Female Poet And One Of The Foremost Authors In American Literature Di - 986 words
    Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), Americas best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinsons simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dickinson was the middle child of a prominent lawyer and one-term United States congressional representative, Edward Dickinson, and his wife, Emily Norcross Dickinson. From 1840 to 1847 she att ...
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  • Disney - 538 words
    Disney World Disney World is seen as an artificial, programmed environment in the eyes of Susan Willis, a Duke University English professor (84). To her, the practice of amusement seems as catastrophic as the end of mankind. I disagree and believe that there is nothing wrong with amusement. In the words of Aristotle, "But to amuse oneself...seems right, for amusement is a sort of relaxation, and we need relaxation because we cannot work continuously" (Cahn, 124). Disney World offers venues for relaxation and amusement. It tailors the visitor's experience through theme parks such as MGM Studios, Epcot Center, and The Magic Kingdom. These parks each present a unique entertainment experience th ...
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  • Dueling In 18th Century - 1,760 words
    Dueling In 18th Century Throughout time, the image of the duel has transcended into our collective consciousness, so that there is hardly a person today who does not understand what the word means, even though there are practically no modern day duels. Anyone asked to define the word would be able to conjure up the image of two men standing face to face, for the purpose of settling a dispute and very likely leaving one of the men dead. The portrait of the duel has remained a constant in literature through centuries and even in the modern day can be found in the mediums of television and cinema. These fictional duels are usually pretty clear cut, with good and evil coming together for a final ...
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  • Emily Dickinson - 1,103 words
    Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a bad mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Emilys mother and father didnt get along very well, but unlike her mother Emily loved and admired her father. Emilys family lived a quiet secure life. They rarely shared their problems with one another so Emily had plenty of privacy for writing. During her childhood, Emily and her family attended The First Congregational Church on every Sunday. Emily ...
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  • George Wallace - 2,130 words
    George Wallace annon Former Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, who built his political career on segregation and spent a tormented retirement arguing that he was not a racist in his heart, died Sunday night at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He was 79 and lived in Montgomery, Ala. Wallace died of respiratory and cardiac arrest at 9:49 p.m., said Dana Beyerly, a spokeswoman for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Wallace had been in declining health since being shot in his 1972 presidential campaign by a 21-year-old drifter named Arthur Bremer. Wallace, a Democrat who was a longtime champion of states' rights, dominated his own state for almost a generation. But his wish was to be remembered as a ...
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  • Greasy Lake - 1,937 words
    Greasy Lake *b*"Bad Characters or Bad Character Wanna-be's?"*/b* Greasy Lake is the story of three friends who are bad characters. Until they run into a situation where they question, just how bad they are. Just because they act badly and look bad does not mean they are. They are teenagers in a period, "when courtesy and winning ways [are] out of style when it [is] good to be bad, when they [cultivate] decadence like a taste." (112) They look bad, wearing torn-up leather jackets, slouching around with toothpicks in their mouths and wearing their shades morning, noon and night. They have the attitude, they drive their parents cars fast, and burn rubber as the pull out of the driveway. They ha ...
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  • How The Holocaust Affected Its Jewish Victims - 2,178 words
    ... y. Some of the Jews were put in different ranks, some as spies, some as thieves. Some of the spies were to report on family members and friends, betraying them, and even leading to their own demises. Why they did it was obvious. Either they were told they themselves would be killed, or their family or friends would be killed. And they actually trusted the word of a Nazi. Art from the Ashes Although much of the Holocaust had an increasingly negative effect on its victims, it also caused inspiration through the strength survivors gained from it. One of the most famous Holocaust writers was Elie Weisel. He was born in Sighet, Transylvania, in 1928. Weisel's younger sister and mother were se ...
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  • I Know, I Know, I Was Just Kidding, Lindberg Lied Give Me A - 1,984 words
    "I know, I know, I was just kidding," Lindberg lied. "Give me a call at five to, and I'll punch you up for the noon report." "No, no, I mean now. Punch me up now," some part of me, that was ignoring the part of me that couldn't believe I was planning to go through with this, insisted. "Now?" Lindberg blurted with a start. "Now? But it's only 11:10!" "I know, Linus, but there's a major news story happening right this minute that might be over by noon." The meek calmness with which I detailed the obvious to him surprised me. I suppose that deep down I still recognized the extent of his experience over my own - at least in chronological terms - and was being sensitive to the fact that I might v ...
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  • I Know, I Know, I Was Just Kidding, Lindberg Lied Give Me A - 1,978 words
    ... cking. Floating in the back of my mind was an image of Mary Striker and my mom sitting in the staff lounge at the Thistle Shopper's Mall huddled around a direct line to Winnipeg. At that moment I rationalized I was far too new at this job to be handcuffed by anything so stuffy as professional pride. I ripped the bloody page off the machine and read it. From this Thistle and I learned that, in fact, there was a lone, masked gunman holding several hostages inside the Northern Isles Credit Union and that police were currently negotiating for their safe release. The suspect was also reported to have several sticks of dynamite strapped to his waist. Primer cord ran from these to a battery pac ...
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  • Imagine A Person With No Feelings, No Friends, Isolated Both Emotionally And Physically They Dont Feel Threatened By Normal T - 1,549 words
    Imagine a person with no feelings, no friends, isolated both emotionally and physically. They dont feel threatened by "normal" things, making the "normal" person threatened by him. In the book, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we embark on a journey through the mind of an existentialist. So we meet Mersault, the main character in the book, and in my opinion, the epitome of existentialism. Throughout reading, we have observed Mersaults self-aware behavior in many scenes of the book. One instance was at the funeral. "Some of the women were crying. She was in the second row, hidden behind one of her companions, and I couldnt see her very well. She was crying softly, steadily in little sobs. I tho ...
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