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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,467 words
    Edgar Allan Poe When picking a topic for my research paper. I thought of many different ideas. I started to think about my interests is reading literature, and I decided to write about my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe. This paper is going to look at Poe from a psychological perspective. There seems to be few attempts to look at the psychological causes of humor in Poes work, and how his personal life may have had an impact on his writings. Many of Poes tales are distinguished by the authors unique grotesque ideas in addition to his superb plots. In an article titled Poes humor: A Psychological Analysis, by Paul Lewis, he states: Appropriately it seems to me, that to see Poe only as an elit ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,429 words
    ... ive writing about topics he is familiar with. Poe is the poster child of Ernest Hemmingways philosophy: "Only write about what you know, and then dont write too damn much." Another theme that frequents Poes literature, is the presence of a female. She is generally portrayed sympathetically and for the most part is dead, or dies in the course of the story. Ive already mentioned the "Black Cat", which features a young wife brutally murdered by her husband. "Murders in the Rue Morge" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" were two detective style stories that featured women being killed. Yet, there can be no better example of Poes women issues as well as his own mental instability than in a short ...
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  • Edgar Allen Poe - 1,177 words
    Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe's life problems had a profound impact on his various short stories and poems. Poe's problems started seemingly right after birth. His biological father, David Poe, Jr., was an alcoholic and often abused Poe (Encyclopedia Americana, 274-275). Shortly after the age of two, Poe's mother died. He only had memories of her vomiting and being carried away by sinister men dressed in black, as he put it (American Writers III). There has been some speculation as to how this affected Poe. According to Marie Bonaparte, a student of Sigmund Freud, his mother's death caused many mental disorders. Many agree that it warped him until the day he died. After his mother's death, ...
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  • Elvis Aaron Presley - 445 words
    Elvis Aaron Presley Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1938 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis sang in the Assembly of God choir. At age ten, Elvis won a school singing contest and he taught himself the principles of the guitar. Elvis' family is very interesting. His parents are Gladys and Vernon. Jesse Garon, Elvis' twin brother, was stillborn. The Presley family is extremely poor. All of his family is extremely religious. The church rejoiced in African-American songs. In high school, Elvis Presley was extremely shy. He was in a lot of fights. He also won a talent show in his senior year of high school. Elvis got a lot of attention after winning the talent show. He was invited to parties ev ...
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  • Elvis Aron Presley - 676 words
    Elvis Aron Presley At the time, no one realized that The world of music and entertainment would forever change. It was noon, on January 8, 1935, when Gladys Smith Presley, a poor Mississippi God-fearing sewing machine operator and wife of farm hand Vernon Elvis Presley, gave birth to twin sons Elvis Aron and Jesse Garon Presley. Buried in an unmarked Priceville, Mississippi grave, Jesse Garon died within six hours of birth. Jesses twin, Elvis Aron, was to become the most influential force in the history of popular music and a melding force between cultures. As the worlds most endearing and successful entertainer of his age, Elvis sold over three hundred million records, and created thirty-th ...
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  • Emile Durkheim - 841 words
    Emile Durkheim Emile Durkheim was born in the eastern French province of Lorraine on April 15, 1858. He was the s on of a rabbi and descending from a long line of rabbis, he decided early that he would follow the family tradition and become a rabbi himself. He studied Hebrew, the Old Testament, and the Talmud, while following the regular course of in secular schools. He soon turned away from all religious involvement, though purposely not from interest in religious phenomena, and became a freethinker, or non-believer. At about the time of his graduation he decided that he would dedicate himself to the scientific study of society. Since sociology was not a subject either at the secondary scho ...
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  • Existentialism - 1,191 words
    Existentialism In the stranger, Camus uses Mersaults' experiences such as his mothers' death, killing the Arab, the trial, and his interaction with other characters throughout the novel to convey his philosophy, which satisfies all principals of existentialism. The existentialism idle proposes that man is full of anxiety and despair with no meaning in his life, just simple existing, until he's made a decisive being. To convey his existentialism philosophy, Camus use the death of Mersaults', mother in the beginning of the novel. On the first page, Mersault is more concerned about the time of his mothers' death, and not the fact that he had recently lost a loved one. This shows that Mersault f ...
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  • Farnaz Falsafi - 1,250 words
    Farnaz Falsafi English 210 12/7/1999 Money, Money, Money, Money Some people say that money is the root of all evil, but even so, it is realized that one cannot survive with out it. Money is a necessity, and most everyone can agree to the fact that financial security can make ones life easier. The underlying theme of money plays a central role in Henrik Ibsens play A Doll House. The economic theme shapes the plot of the play, affects each characters behavior, and decides the characters situations. First, in the plot, reader can quickly see that it is built on economics. One gets this right away when it is revealed that Helmer, Noras husband, has just become the new manager of a bank. Not only ...
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  • Fashionably Loud - 650 words
    Fashionably Loud Fashionably LOUD! Do you choose what you wear or does the media choose it for you? I am one of the million Americans who struggle with keeping up with the new trends of the season. The media works their hardest in trying to persuade us into buying new things for home, work, and family. The media today is the largest advertisements money can buy and many large companies spend millions of dollars for a one-minute commercial on one of the major stations. Television and Magazine elaborate not only on what to wear and when to wear it but also on what others are wearing such as movie stars, models, music artists. Television, one of the major mediums of the media world, gives us th ...
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  • Finding Patterns In Hemingway And Camus: Construction Of Meaning And Truth By Robert D Lane And Steven M Lane Once We Knew Th - 2,422 words
    Finding Patterns in Hemingway and Camus: Construction of Meaning and Truth by Robert D. Lane and Steven M. Lane Once we knew that literature was about life and criticism was about fiction--and everything was simple. Now we know that fiction is about other fiction, is criticism in fact, or metaphor. And we know that criticism is about the impossibility of anything being about life, really, or even about fiction, or finally about anything. Criticism has taken the very idea of "aboutness" away from us. It has taught us that language is tautological, if it is not nonsense, and to the extent that it is about anything it is about itself. Robert Scholes One of the fascinations of reading literature ...
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  • France Was An Absolute Monarchy Louis Xiv 1643 1715 Was The Envy Of All Other Rulers In Europe During His Reign He Had Centra - 2,594 words
    France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 1715) was the envy of all other rulers in Europe. During his reign he had centralized the government and had encouraged trade and manufacture. His undoing was the long list of over ambitious wars that he had participated in. His successors Louis XV (1715 74) and Louis XVI (1774 93) also participated in lengthy and costly conflicts. France had suffered defeat in the Seven Years War against Britain (1756 63). Her army in Europe was crushed by the Prussians. The involvement in the American Revolution was for revenge against Britain after the Seven Years War. A fatal weakness in the French absolute monarchy system, was its inability to produce ...
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  • France Was An Absolute Monarchy Louis Xiv 1643 1715 Was The Envy Of All Other Rulers In Europe During His Reign He Had Centra - 2,482 words
    ... French people under one banner. Many of the members of the Legislative Assembly believed that France would unite under one banner to defend itself. On April 20th 1792, the French Legislative Assembly charged Austria with plotting aggression and declared war, starting the first War of the Peoples in the modern world. This was followed by a French invasion of the Austrian Netherlands and two months later the King of Prussia joined Austria in the struggle against France. The French Forces were quickly overcome by the Austrian Forces in Belgium and were driven back into France. The Duke of Brunswick that issued a manifesto saying that Paris would be burnt to the ground if the Royal family we ...
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  • Francois Viete - 614 words
    Francois Viete Francois Viete was born in in the city Fontenay-le-Comte, in the province of Poitou which is now the province of now Vende, in the year 1540. Viete died in Paris, on February the 23rd in 1603. Vietes father worked as a lawyer and a government official. Vietes father was Etienne Viete, as a lawyer worked in Fontenay France. He also worked as a notary in Le Busseau. Vietes grandfather worked as a merchant in the town of Foussay in Lower region of the province Poitou. Vites mother was the first cousin to , the President of the Parliament de Paris under the League, Barnab Brisson. He did his first studies of law in his home town of Fontenay, in 1555, before moving on to study at t ...
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  • French Revolution - 1,450 words
    French Revolution The French Revolution changed the face of France and all who were associated with it so drastically that it was almost the exact opposite of what it used to be. Most of the people in France at the time were very upset by the way the government had been being run for so long. Many historians believe that the period of increased knowledge and ideas, or The Enlightenment, was the cause of the revolution. In any case, the people wanted change. King Louis XVI ruled France under an absolute monarchy in 1789, but the government also consisted of three estates, or classes, of people who helped govern France. The first estate was made up of the clergy and Church officials who held m ...
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  • Freuds Seduction Theory - 1,571 words
    ... nd me. -(Masson, 10) On May 30th , Freud wrote to Fleiss: In defiance of my colleagues I have written down in full my lecture on the aetiology of hysteria. (Masson, 11) David Stafford Clark recounts the diminishing involvement of the coconspirator of The Aetiology of Hysteria, Josif Breur. Freud hoped that Breur would eventually come around in despite of his strong opposition to the seduction theories .The criticism of their community only compiled the embarrassment upon Breuer. According to Clark, Breuer felt compelled to deny even the knowledge itself. Freud had to go on alone. (28) Outside of Clarks comments, we have a letter written from Freud to Fliess of March 1, 1896,in which he ...
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  • From Heaven To Hell - 2,058 words
    From Heaven to Hell In the United States we often look to European and African countries for examples of dictatorship, civil war, inequality and genocide. In the 1990s, several countries experienced mass exodus, civil war, race war, religious war, and genocide. Yugoslavias Serbian population attempted to cleanse itself of Muslims and Croats, in Rwanda the Hutu population exterminated almost the entire Tutsi population, while in East Timor and several other countries refugees fled from the tyranny of "their" government. Less often however do we look, or even realize that our neighbors to the south are experiencing remarkably similar acts of violence, hate, and misuse of power. Bordered mostly ...
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  • From Heaven To Hell - 2,032 words
    ... to his presidency and thus revolution. In 1950, the people of Guatemala elected Arbenz to be the next President of Guatemala. The following year on March 15, 1951 Arvalo left office. Unfortunately, Arvalo did not leave optimistically. Indeed, Arvalo was worried and quite pessimistic about the future of the revolution. "Prophetically, Arvalos greatest concern was not for the forces of conservatism from within, but for how perishable, frail and slippery the brilliant international doctrines of democracy and freedom were." He realized that much of the fuel for the revolution had met powerful resistance from conservative forces, and while he made possible future reforms, the revolution was f ...
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  • Gloria Estefans Fame And Fortune Was Earned She Has Worked Hard To This Day, And Continues To Do So Not Only Is She A Great S - 1,707 words
    Gloria Estefan's fame and fortune was earned. She has worked hard to this day, and continues to do so. Not only is she a great singer, she is a great humanitarian, helping and donating her time and money to many good causes. Life was never easy for Gloria, and this is her story, in my words. Gloria Estefan was born Gloria Maria Fajardo on September 1st, 1957 to Jose Manuel and Gloria in the town of Havana, Cuba. When she was only 17 months old, her family fled to Miami from the regime of Fidel Castro. They were very poor, and found a small apartment behind the Orange Bowl in a Cuban ghetto, in which they called 'Home'. Jose Fajardo, took part in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and was captur ...
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  • Great Gatsby - 890 words
    Great Gatsby Doesnt it always seem as though rich and famous people are larger- than-life and virtually impossible to touch, almost as if they were a fantasy? In The Great Gatsby, set in two wealthy communities, East Egg and West Egg, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby as a Romantic, larger- than-life, figure by setting him apart from the common person. Fitzgerald sets Gatsby in a fantasy world that, based on illusion, is of his own making. Gatsbys possessions start to this illusion. He lives in an extremely lavish mansion. "It is a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than fo ...
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  • Great Gatsby Love Story - 1,003 words
    Great Gatsby Love Story As children, we have all dreamt of money, being rich; owning an extravagant mansion, magnificent cars, and being married to a prince or princess. Basically, we dream of the perfect life, with the perfect spouse. Generally, this dream is known as the American Dream, which is the belief that if one works hard, that person will succeed by becoming rich. The topic of the American Dream can be found throughout The Great Gatsby, the most prime example of this is the dream of Jay Gatsby. Gatsbys dream is to work hard to get rich in order to win the love of Daisy Buchanan, his long lost love. Despite these beliefs, the American Dream, in its modern form, generally fails to ma ...
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