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  • Comparison Of The Twenties As Portrayed In F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby - 808 words
    Comparison of the twenties as portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Parallels between society today and society in the twenties are numerous and easily identifiable. Our economy, our morals, and our crime are identical to these of the Jazz Age. Today, the confidence in the stock market is high. A stock crash is predicted within the next five years. The stock market and booming economy were the two things that drove the spirit of the Twenties. The crash of Twenty-nine put the entire country into the great depression because people were to dependant on the stock market for income. If we have another crash like that of Twenty-nine, who knows what the effect would be on the world's ...
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  • Dredd Scott - 1,212 words
    Dredd Scott Dredd Scott America in 1857 was a nation on the brink. Relationship between the North and South had been strained for decades and was only getting worse. All tension had to do with the issues of slavery. In 1848 the U.S. had acquired new lands in the Mexican cession, and the debate was on. The question was whether or not the South should be allowed to spread slavery into the new states. This debate turned violent many times. The South threatened to secede from the Union if a candidate from the Republican party, who was antislavery, won. Amidst all of the tension would emerge a slave named Dredd Scott. Dredd Scott was a slave to Dr. John Emerson in St.Louis, Missouri a slave state ...
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  • F Scott Fitzgerald - 1,138 words
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald once said Mostly we authors must repeat ourselvesthat's the truth. We have two or three experiences in our lives experiences so great and moving that it doesn't seem at the time that anyone else has been so caught up (de Koster n. pag.). Fitzgerald's works contain many themes that are based from experiences in his life. Many of these experiences he talks about were with the women in his life. People like his mother, Ginerva King, and Zelda Sayre all had major impacts on Fitzgerald. The women in F. Scott Fitzgerald's life influenced his writing in a number of ways. The first major woman to make and impression on Fitzgerald's life was his mother ...
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  • F Scott Fitzgeralds Novel The Great Gatsby Is About A Man Named Gatsby, In Love With A Woman, Daisy, Who Is Married To Tom Bu - 995 words
    F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is about a man named Gatsby, in love with a woman, Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. He dreams that one day he and Daisy will get together. Gatsby has worked hard to become the man that he believes will impress Daisy. Even though he has an extravagant house, lots of money, and wild parties, he is without the one person he wants, Daisy. Even befriending Nick deals with Gatsby getting Daisy, because Daisy is Nicks cousin. In a meeting arranged by Nick and Gatsby, Daisy is invited over for tea and she sees Gatsby. It seems as if time is suspended for a moment, as they look at each other both thinking something. Then Gatsby tips over Nicks clock, ...
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  • Ivanhoe By Walter Scott - 487 words
    Ivanhoe By Walter Scott While reading the book Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott I have come to the conclusion that Scott criticizes the church a lot. By some of the quotes by various characters show that he has some type of grudge towards the church. In the following paragraphs I will give several examples of his criticism. One example of the criticism of the church is when the Grand Master was talking at the trial. He said: "You are aware that we might well have refused this woman the benefit of the trail by combat; but, though a Jewess and an unbeliever, she is also a stranger and defenseless, and God forbid that she should ask the benefit of our mild laws and that should be refused to her" Thi ...
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  • Learning About Ones Enemy Allows You To Understand Them Better In The Story Enders Game By Orson Scott Card, Ender Is Able To - 646 words
    Learning about one's enemy allows you to understand them better. In the story Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Ender is able to learn and understand his enemy, the buggers, in order to defeat them in war. Not only did Ender come to understand them better but he came to love them also. By studying one's enemy one is able to defeat them, understand them better, and also love them. Ender's daily life involved the studying of his enemy and the strategies they used in war. "So it was from the buggers, not the humans, that Ender learned strategy."(188) Ender watched videos of the buggers everyday to gain a deeper knowledge of his enemy. He was determined to learn more about them. His knowledge of ...
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  • Motorcycles, A Mechanized Version Of A Horse Some May Say, Were First Created In The Early 1900s Scott, P7 Harley Davidson, A - 981 words
    Motorcycles, a mechanized version of a horse some may say, were first created in the early 1900s. (Scott, p.7) Harley Davidson, a family run business for over 65 years, produced one of the first American made motorcycles. Through the years of boom and bust Harley Davidson was known exclusively as the builder of large, air-cooled V-twin engines, powering mostly large, heavyweight motorcycles. (Rafferty, p.8) Harley still remains the foundation of motorcycles today. The first prototype Harley-Davidson was developed in 1901 by both William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson. Throughout their years of building different models they worked on improving the Harley piece by piece and came out with a bik ...
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  • Scott - 773 words
    Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is in many ways one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. In his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald epitomized the mindset of an era with the statement that his generation had, "grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, and all faiths in man shaken..."(Fitzgerald 307). Aside from being a major literary voice of the twenties and thirties, Fitzgerald was also among "The Lost Generations" harshest and most insightful social critics. In his classic novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald blatantly criticized the immorality, materialism, and hedonism which characterized the lifestyles of Americas bourgeois during the ni ...
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  • Scott Joplin - 318 words
    Scott Joplin CHOW, BENJAMIN F EXTRA CREDIT In the late 1890s ; a craze for a new kind of music called ragtime swept the country off its feet. Instant popularity of ragtime increased before the turn of the century. By 1910, the ragtime mania reached its peak in all elements of music: popular dance, theater, and movie music. Scott Joplin was a young black man that mastered and polish this subtle art. Born in Texarkana, Texas on November 29, 1868, Scott became facinated with the piano at an early age and was mentored by a old german teacher that took him in as a pupil. Scotts style of piano playing stress his smooth singing tone and subtle sense of rhythm. Scott has the tendency to turn melodic ...
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  • The Dredd Scott Decision - 1,291 words
    The Dredd Scott Decision INTRODUCTION United States Supreme Court case Scott v. Sanford (1857), commonly known as the Dred Scott Case, is probably the most famous case of the nineteenth century (with the exception possibly of Marbury v. Madison). It is one of only four cases in U. S. history that has ever been overturned by a Constitutional amendment (overturned by the 13th and 14th Amendments). It is also, along with Marbury, one of only two cases prior to the Civil War that declared a federal law unconstitutional. This case may have also been one of the most, if not the most, controversial case in American history, due simply to the fact that it dealt an explosive opinion on an issue alrea ...
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  • The Dredd Scott Decision - 1,255 words
    ... ghts and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States. On the contrary, they were at that time considered as a subordinate and inferior class of beings, who had been subjugated by the dominant race, and, whether emancipated or not, yet remained subject to their authority, and had no rights or privileges but such as those who held the power and the Government might choose to grant them. [Mason, 68] Finally, and almost contradicting in his previous statements, he asserted that if a slave was taken to a free state or territory and then voluntarily returns to the slave state, then he or she will remain a slave. Here, however, one would think that ...
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  • The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald 1896 1940 - 1,838 words
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) Type of Work: Human drama Setting New York City and Long Island; 1922 Principal Characters Nick Carraway, a young bond salesman from the Midwest, and the story's narrator Jay Gatsby, a rich, young racketeer Tom Buchanan, a wealthy playboy Daisy Buchanan, his beautiful wife, and Nick's cousin Jordan Baker, an attractive pro golfer, and the Buchanan's friend George Wilson, a gas station owner Myrtle Wilson, his wife and Tom Buchanan's mistress Story Overveiw After his return from the "Teutonic migration known as the Great War," Nick Carraway felt too restless to work selling hardware in ...
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  • The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald - 1,313 words
    The Great Gatsby --- F. Scott. Fitzgerald Ch2. Nick describes his journey back to the West Egg from Daisy and Tom's Home...A worthy mention is our introduction to the advertisement billboard of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg and it's imposing eyes which brood over the solemn dumping ground. Upon this ash road lives Tom Buchanan's mistress...Myrtyle. Myrtyle and her husband live at her husbands place of work...a mechanic's garage.....Tom Buchanan previously made great efforts to get Nick to see his girl. Wilson is interested in purchasing Toms car....There home is rather drab and does not seem to be fitting to a person as extravagant as Myrtyle...Myrtyle even dresses extravengently in her home. Myrtlye ...
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  • The Lady Of The Lake By Sir Walter Scott 1771 1832 - 1,779 words
    The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) Type of Work: Romantic metrical poem Setting Sixteenth-century Scotland Principal Characters James Douglas, outlawed uncle of the Earl of Angus Ellen Douglas, his daughter (The Lady of the Lake) Roderick Dhu, a rebel Highland chief of Clan Alpine, and protector of the Douglas's Allan-bane, the Douglas' minstrel and devoted servant James Fitz-James, a Saxon Lowlander Knight Malcolm Graeme, Ellen's young love Story Overveiw James Fitz-James, a Saxon knight from Stirling Castle, became lost as he hunted in the Highlands. Sounding his horn, he was rescued - not by his comrades, but by El ...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird How Scott Develops From A Tomboy To A Young Lady - 1,178 words
    To Kill A Mockingbird- How Scott Develops From A Tomboy To A Young Lady Scout is an intelligent, perceptive child and her observations often contain a sensitive awareness to the situation. This might be because she is only six years old or it may be because she is a born lady. In every part of the novel one would see Scout's perspective on the world. As each situation matures and becomes more serious, Scout becomes one step closer to womanhood and maturity. As a child, Scouts appearance seems rough and because of this some people tried to change her, such has Aunt Alexandra and the Missionary Ladies but as the book quotes itself Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. ...
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  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases - 875 words
    A major question facing many teenagers is whether or not to have sex. A result of having sex is contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases, or venereal diseases affect 10 to 12 million Americans each year. (Daugirdas 75) In the United States, sexually transmitted diseases strike an average of one person every 1.5 seconds. (76) About half of STD patients are under the age of twenty-five. (Landers 45) Nearly 2.5 million teenagers are infected with these deadly diseases. (Welsh A-5) A few types of sexually transmitted diseases are gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, syphilis, etc. These diseases can be fatal if not attended to. In addition to those epidemic diseases alre ...
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  • 100 Years Of History - 1,762 words
    100 Years of History CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria Queens New York, on October 22, Chester Carlos tried his experiment that is commonly known as the Xerox machine. 1947 On November 20, in England, Queen Elizabeth gets married to ...
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  • 1984 - 834 words
    1984 "Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwells 1984." George Orwells popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student among aristocrats. This was Orwells first taste of dictatorship, of being helpless under the rule of an absolute power. Unlike his classmates, Orwell was unable to afford to go to Oxford or Cambridge and his grades kept him from winning any more scholarships (Scott-Kilvert, 98). Therefore, he ...
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  • 2001 A Space Odyssey - 1,265 words
    2001 A Space Odyssey 2001 : A Space Odyssey. I am going to be talking about Stanley Kubricks '2001: a space odyssey', focusing (obviously) on the music, but also the sound. I will also be incorporating elements from Mark Millers article "2001 - a cold descent" 2001: A Space Odyssey, introduced in 1968, is a high concept production that begins by tracing the 'Dawn Of Man', which eventually leads to a journey through the solar system by a crew of astronauts aboard a spaceship bound for Jupiter. The accompanying soundtrack plays as much of a role in the development of suspense and intrigue as the actors performances. Three decades later, the soundtrack remains one of the most recognized in cine ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet: Starcrossed Lovers - 854 words
    "Romeo and Juliet:" Star-Crossed Lovers? After reading Shakespeares "Romeo and Juliet" I noticed something that everybody must had noticed: their immaturity. Romeo and Juliet see each other and instantly fall in love. The next day they get married and two days after that they die for each other. I think that nobody is capable of doing such thing for someone you have less than a weeek of knowing. The haste of this play is what shocked me the most. I really dont know what Shakespeare was trying to transmit through it. Maybe he was warning people so they could take decissions more calmly, or maybe he was trying to critizice the youth of that time. What I do know about "Romeo and Juliet" is that ...
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