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  • African Culture - 1,517 words
    African Culture "Things Fall Apart" - short summary of the book, analysis of African Culture before by appearance of white man. Things fall apart, is the story of an Ibo village- Umuofia , which takes place in the late 1800s. Things Fall Apart analyzes the destruction of African culture by the appearance of the white man (Christian Missionaries) in terms of the destruction of the bonds between individuals and their society. Christian Missionaries try to convert the people of the Ibo society to Christianity, and in their efforts of doing so, they bring about a downfall in the social and cultural structure of the people in this society. Like the title suggests Things fall apart in the society ...
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  • Albert Einstein - 749 words
    Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was one of a few scientists that change the way we look at the world Today. He was born in 1879 and die on 1955. In that time he made many theories on how the world works. Einstein got married twice once to a class mate and once his cousin. Einstein also like music and he played the violin. Albert Einstein is on of few scientist who had changed the way the world works today. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany on March 14 1879. He died in Princeton on April 18 1955 at the age of 76. Albert Einstein did not like his school in Germany. His best subject in school were mathematics and science. At The age of 12 he taught himself Euclidean geometry. Later when h ...
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  • All Thing Fall Apart - 1,152 words
    All Thing Fall Apart In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, women of the Ibo tribe are terribly mistreated, and viewed as weak and receive little or no respect outside of their role as a mother. Tradition dictates their role in life. These women are courageous and obedient. These women are nurturers above all and they are anything but weak. In the novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo has several wives. He orders them around like dogs. They are never to question what they are instructed to do; they are expected to be obedient. We clearly see this early in the story, when Okonkwo brings Ikemefuna into his home. Okonkwo tells his senior wife that Ikemefuna belongs to the tribe and that she is expec ...
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  • April Robinson - 1,165 words
    ... uncil. On a few occasions Bach left to visit his son in Potsdam. Upon returning he would find the council quite upset with him, but would refuse to explain himself. He almost quit, but a close friend persuaded him not to. Bach got into some trouble while he was at Leipzig. He went on many out of town trips and left one of his students in charge each time. When the school board got upset and asked him about it he refused to justify himself. He would have been thrown out except for the help of a friend who had ties and had some strings pulled to keep Bach employed. After this friend left Bach quit. Bach composed many of his pieces for the specific groups that were to perform them. Thus he ...
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  • Babylonian Civilization - 1,516 words
    Babylonian Civilization Babylonian Civilization What was the Babylonian civilization? What was so great about this particular civilization anyways? Babylonia was a civilization that had a way of life that was so effective that it underwent relatively little change for some 1200 years. In the following essay, I will be discussing their daily life, their economy, government, the people and society, arts, and religion, to show why and how their way of life was so effective. Daily life in Babylonia was very "down-to-earth". Law and justice were key concepts in the Babylonian way of life. People did a lot of farming in this ancient civilization. Each day people would go to work for a living. The ...
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  • Benedict Arnold - 1,750 words
    ... ake Champlain) Arnold did not care whether the men were unskilled or half-naked, he was desperate. (Lake Champlain) Washington approved Arnolds needs, he sent the boats up north. Arnold sailed the boats on the Richelieu River, which was near a British preparation site. (Lake Champlain) Arnold ordered his men to fire the cannons to let the British know they were there. (Lake Champlain) Although Arnold lost the Lake Champlain battle, he never gave up. He alone created a far reaching "victory" for his country. (Lake Champlain) In 1776, Benedict Arnold was associated with a number of different summer battles. (B Arnold) These battles were involving any kinds of war, they were legal matters. ...
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  • Bookreport - 1,222 words
    BOOKREPORT by Maximilian Schreder Malcolm X The Autobiography as told to Alex Haley Introduction When Malcolm X was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem on February 21, 1965, he was world-famous as the angriest black man in America. By that time he had completed his autobiography, so we have now the opportunity to get information of this both hated and loved Afro-American leaders life at first hand. The book The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which he wrote with the assistance of Alex Haley, was first published in 1965. The Two Authors Malcolm X did not write his autobiography on his own, but he told his life to the journalist and novelist Alex Haley. Haley had already interviewed Malcolm ...
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  • Citizen Kane - 1,168 words
    Citizen Kane The classic masterpiece, Citizen Kane (1941), is probably the world's most famous and highly rated film, with its many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques and innovations. The director, star, and producer were all the same individual - Orson Welles (in his film debut at age 25), who collaborated with Herman J. Mankiewicz on the script and with Gregg Toland as cinematographer. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The first concerns the debasement of the private personality of the public figure, and the second deals with the crushing weight of materialism. Taken together, these two themes comprise the bitter irony of ...
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  • Citizen Kane - 619 words
    Citizen Kane The film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, opens with a picture of a castle with a window that has a light turned on. As the backgrounds begin to change into a closer view of the castle, then a view of the castle from the reflection of the water surrounding it, we are drawn into the window as a man falls dead with the last words Rosebud coming from his mouth. We are then brought through a maze of scenes that reflect one mans journey through life from his childhood with an abusive father, to the time he inherits the worlds sixth largest fortune. Charles Foster Kane, is portrayed in the movie as a man who has everything one could ever want. Whatever he doesnt posess, he tries to buy. ...
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  • Cold Sassy Tree - 1,003 words
    Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns, who was born in Banks County, Georgia, in 1924, wrote Cold Sassy Tree. Burns collected all the stories of her father and his grandfather, a store owner in Commerce, which were a model for Cold Sassy. She wrote the sequel to this novel before dying in 1990. Characters Will Tweedy was the main character who retold the story eight years later. He was a young fourteen year-old boy at the beginning of the book. Will loved fishing, camping, driving, and spending time with friends. He also was a great story-teller telling true and fictional tales. He demonstrated his independence when he wished to go to college and become a successful farmer while his grandfather wa ...
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  • Comparsion Between Hearst And Citizen Kane - 1,217 words
    Comparsion between Hearst and Citizen Kane Citizen Kane is said to be one of the greatest movies of all-time, but it did not come without controversy. The controversy around this movie is based on the idea that Charles Foster Kane is the fictionalization of William Randolph Hearst, a narcissistic newspaper publisher, politician, and wealthy millionaire. The remarkable parallels between Kane and Hearst include their houses, their newspapers and their use of money. Both Kane and Hearst build spectacular and remarkable houses. In Citizen Kane, Charles Foster Kane builds a palace know as Xanadu. Xanadu is referred to in myths and poems as place of heaven on earth like, Avalon, Shangri-La, and At ...
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  • Confucius - 243 words
    Confucius The life of the great teacher and philosopher of China,Confucius was hard for him because his father died when he was only three and he lived with his father's second wife.He was born 551 B.C. and died 479 B.C.When he was alive he was a great influence on China and it's ways of life.He was born into a noble famliy and was noble to everyone who asked for something of him and it was either teaching or a task he would do it if it was right. When Confucius was born he had another name,his real name was Chung-ni.He was married at the age of 19 and had one son and two daughters and his mother died at 527 B.C.Confucius in his late life,saidAt,15 I set my heart on learning.At 30,I was firm ...
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  • Eugene Oneil - 1,196 words
    ... when it was staged by the Provincetown players it was an instant success. He stayed in Provincetown for a while and wrote several other short plays. Moved back to the village and got involved with Louise Bryant. He lived in a love triangle with her and her husband until 1918. When "Bound East for Cardiff was finally performed in the village, Stephen Rathburn of the New York Evening Sun praised ONeil for his work. During W.W.I he was arrested in Provincetown for vagrancy and suspicion of espionage. He was released immediately but he was continuously tailed for several weeks due to suspicion. Eugene next failure was his attempt to join the navy, he was turned down because of his earlier ba ...
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  • Francis Drake - 1,689 words
    Francis Drake Francis Drake was an experienced and daring seafarer. Among many adventures, the'famous voyage', his successful circumnavigation of the world between 1577 and 1580 ensured that he would be one of the best remembered figures of Tudor England. In his own lifetime, he was thought of with mixed feelings, both at home and abroad. Some English people regarded him as a hero, but he was distrusted by others, who saw him as having risen 'above his station'. Although he was feared and hated by the Spanish, he was also regarded by some with secret admiration. What was England like at the time of Drake? For most of Drake's life, Queen Elizabeth I ruled the country. It was a time when Engla ...
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  • George Washington - 1,170 words
    George Washington George Washington is unanimously referred to as the "father of America". The first president of the United States of America, Washington set the manner for what was to become the most powerful seat of government in the country. The purpose of this paper is to provide biographical information on Washington and to explain why he is known as the "father of America". Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732, George Washington was the eldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. His five younger brothers and sisters were Elizabeth, Samuel, John, Augustine, Charles, and Mildred (who died in infancy). Washington's two half brothe ...
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  • George Washington - 796 words
    George Washington George Washington George Washington was born on his father's estate in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He was the oldest son of a Virginia farmer, Augistine Washington , by his second wife, Mary Ball, The Washington family was descended from two brothers, John and Lawrence Washington, who emigrated from England to Virginia in 1657. The family's rise to modest wealth in three generations was the result of steady application to farming, land buying, and development of local industries. George seemed to have received most of his schooling from his father and, after the father's death in 1743, from his older half-brother Lawrence. The boy enjoyed mathematic ...
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  • Henry The Eighth - 834 words
    Henry The Eighth Henry the VIII became heir to the throne after his brother Arthur died. He received little training for his future role as king, and relied on his counselors during his early reign. Henry is remembered for his tyrancy, but most of all for his six wives. The first of Henry's wives was Catherine of Aragon. She was the widow of Henry's brother, Arthur. After Arthur's death Catherine's future was the responsibility of her parents and father-in law. They decided that the Anglo-Spanish alliance must be maintained. After the death of his father, Henry married Catherine of Aragon in 1509. Henry was greatly taken with his bride. She was intelligent, accomplished and spirited, a more ...
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  • Info On Tedd And Wilson - 1,130 words
    Info On Tedd And Wilson Fun Fact: Sheep on the White House lawn? A flock of sheep grazed during Woodrow Wilson's term. Their wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I. Fast Fact: Woodrow Wilson tried in vain to bring the United States into the League of Nations. Biography: Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. No one but the President, he said, seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country. He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to ...
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  • Jean Arp - 511 words
    Jean Arp Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb, once commented Jean Arp--a remarkable twentieth-century sculptor, painter and poet associated with and a forefather of the Dada and Surrealist movements. The avant-garde artist was born on September 16, 1887 in Strasbourg, France, where he studied at the Ecole des Arts et Mtiers. In 1905, he transferred to the Weimar Academy and then to Paris at the Acadmie Julian in 1908, and subsequent to graduation resumed his painting in Weggis, Switzerland in isolation. By 1912, Jean Arp had become associated with the Blaue Reiter, or Blue Rider, a group of Expressionist artists in Munich, where he exhib ...
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  • Jean Arp - 509 words
    Jean Arp "Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb," once commented Jean Arp--a remarkable twentieth-century sculptor, painter and poet associated with and a forefather of the Dada and Surrealist movements. The avant-garde artist was born on September 16, 1887 in Strasbourg, France, where he studied at the Ecole des Arts et Mtiers. In 1905, he transferred to the Weimar Academy and then to Paris at the Acadmie Julian in 1908, and subsequent to graduation resumed his painting in Weggis, Switzerland in isolation. By 1912, Jean Arp had become associated with the Blaue Reiter, or Blue Rider, a group of Expressionist artists in Munich, where he exh ...
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