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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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  • Adventures Of Huck Finn By Mark Twain - 440 words
    Adventures Of Huck Finn By Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a true American classic. Twain creates a tremendous story about a boy, Huck, and a slave, Jim, who together overcome obstacles, and eventually reach their goals. Huck helps so many others despite leading a terrible home life. Before the novel begins, Huck Finn has led a life of absolute freedom. His drunken and often missing father has never paid much attention to him; his mother is dead and so, when the novel begins, Huck is not used to following any rules. Huck is boy who was made for the frontier, where he grows up. He is very practical, and has alot of common sense, allowing him to think situations through, and decid ...
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  • Alfred Housman - 1,661 words
    Alfred Housman Alfred Edward Housman, a classical scholar and poet, was born in Fockbury in the county of Worcestershire, England on March 26, 1859. His poems are variations on the themes of mortality and the miseries of human condition (Magill 1411). Most of Housmans poems were written in the 1890s when he was under great psychological stress, which made the tone of his poems characteristically mournful and the mood dispirited (Magill 1411). "In the world of Housmans poetry, youth fades to dust, lovers are unfaithful, and death is the tranquil end of everything (Magill 1412)." Throughout his life, Housman faced many hardships. The loss of his mother at age 12 shattered his childhood and lef ...
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  • Alice In Wonderland - 1,801 words
    Alice In Wonderland Finding the Child in Us All Lewis Carroll's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has entertained not only children but adults for over one hundred years. The tale has become a treasure of philosophers, literary critics, psychoanalysts, and linguists. It also has attracted Carroll's fellow mathematicians and logicians. There appears to be something in Alice for everyone, and there are almost as many explanations of the work as there are commentators. It may be perhaps Carroll's fantastical style of writing that entertains the reader, rather than teaching them a lesson as was customary in his time. Heavy literary symbolism is difficult to trace through his works because ...
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  • Anorexia Nervosa Is Refusal To Maintain Body Weight At Or Above A Minimally Normal Weight For Age And Height Intense Fear Of - 1,336 words
    Anorexia nervosa is refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight. This condition is both a physical illness and a psychiatric illness. Anorexia nervosa can be a very severe illness, including a risk of death from starvation. This illness occurs most often in young women. About 5% to 10% of people with anorexia nervosa are men (Larson). Anorexia nervosa means in Greek and Latin roots la ...
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  • Aristotle: A Comprehensive View On Nature And Society - 1,198 words
    Aristotle: A Comprehensive View On Nature And Society In order to fully understand Aristotle's views on a natural system, it is necessary to first explain some general principles of his philosophy. It is in his work the Categories that Aristotle presents the concept of substance, a concept which will serve as the foundation for much of his philosophical system. Substance, for Aristotle, is not a universal, but rather, it is the particular; substance is not a ?such,? but a ?this.? Thus, substance is neither in nor is it said of a subject (as are qualities). Rather it is that which makes the subject numerically one; it is that which makes the subject the individual. Substance is an individual ...
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  • Bartel - 927 words
    Bartel By The Scrivener Hawthorne I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the present. Aylmer could very well live today, somewhere in the world with his laboratory in the backyard. Men like Young Goodman Brown are everywhere in todays society, and, still, there are those who try and destroy that which they do not unde ...
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  • Battle Of Britain During World War Ii - 3,116 words
    ... were desperately running out of water and running out of fuel. They found a little oasis where there was a little bit of water. They stayed there for quite a while. German soldiers were on their tail and also looking for water. There were a great many more Germans than allies. The allied soldiers held off the Germans at the fort. The film was a little bit unrealistic. I think that the desert was realistic, but the ending was a little bit too unrealistic. It was too much of a Hollywood ending. It looked like all was going to be over for Bogart's character Joe Gunn. But almost single-handedly he and another soldier outfoxed hundreds of German soldiers into believing that there was plenty ...
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  • Ben Franklin And William Bradford - 503 words
    Ben Franklin And William Bradford Although William Bradford and Ben Franklin lived 100 years apart from one another, they share at least one common theme: each man adhered to and dedicated himself to a particular system of belief. One key difference between Bradford's faith and Franklin's ideal of success is that Bradford believed that the way to improvement was through God. Franklin believed that the only person or thing that could make things happen was you. Bradford's point is illustrated in is work Of Plymouth Plantation. He states, "The difficulties were many, but not invincible. For though there are many of them likely, yet they were not certain. It might be sundry of the things feared ...
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  • Blaxploitation - 1,352 words
    Blaxploitation The Emergence of Colour In todays culturally diverse, politically correct society, it is hard to believe that at one time racism was not only accepted as the norm, but enjoyed for its entertainment value. Individuals of African descent in North America today take the large, diverse pool of opportunities offered by the film industry for granted. Much like Canadian theatre however, there was a time when a black man in any role, be it servant or slave, was virtually unheard of. It took the blaxpliotation films of the early nineteen seventies to change the stereotypical depiction of Black people in American Cinema, as it took The Farm Story, performed by a small troop of Canadian ...
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  • Carl Sandburg - 1,717 words
    Carl Sandburg As a child of an immigrant couple, Carl Sandburg was barely American himself, yet the life, which he had lived, has defined key aspects of our great country, and touched the hearts and minds of her people. Sandburg grew up in the American Midwest, yet spent the majority of his life traveling throughout the states. The country, which would define his style of poetry and his views of society, government, and culture, would equally be defined by his writing, lecturing, and the American dream he lived: The dream of becoming successful with only an idea and the will to use it. Historically, Sandburg's most defining poetic element is his free verse style. His open views towards Ameri ...
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  • Comparative Essay - 1,630 words
    Comparative Essay Comparison Essay If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness, When everything is as it was in my childhood... This statement in the Ode is a common theme between the two poems. The poems being If I Could Only Live At The Pitch That Is Near Madness by Richard Eberhart and Ode : Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood written by William Wordsworth. A contrast between the two poems is the time period which both these poems were written. The romantic period verses the modern period. A similarity between the two poems is the common manner which poetic devices are used. Aside from the fact that the time periods were different, the two poems ho ...
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  • Confucianism, The Philosophical System Founded On The Teaching Of Confucius, Who Lived From 551 Bc To 479 Bc, Dominated Chine - 647 words
    Confucianism, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of Confucius, who lived from 551 BC to 479 BC, dominated Chinese sociopolitical life for most of the Chinese history and largely influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, and Indochina. The Confucian school functioned as a recruiting ground for government positions, which were filled by those scoring highest on examinations in the Confucian classics. It also blended with popular and important religions and became the vehicle for presenting Chinese values to the peasants. The school's doctrine supported political authority using the theory of the mandate of heaven. It sought to help rulers maintain domestic order, preserve traditio ...
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  • Consumer Driven Advertising - 1,546 words
    Consumer Driven Advertising The speech titled Advertising's Overdue Revolution is a very interesting read. I will attempt to break the speech down into a number of main themes discussed by the author. I will then examine each of these themes and decide whether or not I agree with the points presented. On the issues that I have a difference of opinion, I will examine why, and try to support my argument with relevant facts. How much is advertising responsible for the highest credit card debt and lowest household savings in years? Let us make sure we understand what advertising is before we tackle this question. I will not be talking about one particular ad, but from the common theme underlying ...
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  • Diary Of Dispair - 1,387 words
    Diary Of Dispair A Diary of Despair A Chronicle of Heroin Abuse As Seen through the Eyes Of a Mother Jennifer Bernstein Drug Use and Abuse Professor Santucci 4/26/99 Dear Diary, I think back, and I smile at the little girl I used to have, all pigtails and lace. I can still hear her laughter echoing through the hallways of our home; see her swinging on the swing set in our backyard, her long curly blonde hair, full of pink ribbons, sailing behind her like a pool of melted gold. When the sun hit her face, she just glowed, her green eyes sparkling, her red cheeks, full, lush and alive. What happened to that little girl? Where the hell did I go wrong?!? Why am I sitting in a cold empty room, whe ...
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  • Dickinsons Poem Because I Could Not Stop For Death - 938 words
    Dickinson's Poem Because I Could Not Stop For Death Thantos, Charon, Death. No matter what we call it, the idea that is death is always with us. It causes great pain, but also inspires. Dickinson's poem Because I Could Not Stop for Death is, obviously enough, about death. But rather than being sad about it, she wants the reader to view death as being an inevitable change, rather than an end to existence. By personifying death, she makes it seem relaxing and serene. She also adds to this effect by using vivid imagery and metaphors, as well as rhythm, to create a poem that plays out in the reader's mind like a movie, due also in part to the dramatic imagery. One of the major parts of this poem ...
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  • Environmental Philosophy - 1,117 words
    ... he intersections of choice and the potholes of despair and confusions that we forget what we were racing toward in the first place. For those of us who do take time to stop and think about where we are headed, we realize, as Annie Dillard did, that on the road of life, we may have just lost sight of what we are living for and the origin of where our lives come from. "Wilderness is a human concept an idea about a place and its effect on us. It is a state of mind devoted to an experience and the contemplation of natural places and processes. There is common theme in these wilderness interests," as A. Anderson has suggested. I think of a wilderness as a spot or place in our world in which I ...
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  • Felicia Hemans And Jane Taylor - 1,094 words
    Felicia Hemans And Jane Taylor The literacy world of the 19th century saw an emergence of female writers into the male dominated profession of poetry. Many men felt as though their profession was being invaded. They resented women entering the public sphere. This mentality in part helped influence which women were able to write and what they wrote about. Felicia Hemans and Jane Taylor are both women poets that emerged during the 19th century. Both women have used their poetry to help expand on traditional notions of romantic poetry during their lives. In order to define romantic poetry on must look towards Bronte and Hemans male contemporaries at the time since their works influenced many ot ...
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  • Frankenstein: A Model Of English Romanticism - 1,511 words
    Frankenstein: A Model Of English Romanticism Frankenstein: A Model of English Romanticism The literary world embraced English romanticism when it began to emerge and was so taken by its elements that it is still a beloved experience for the reader of today. Romanticism has crossed all social boundaries, and it was during the seventeenth and eighteenth century, it found its way into almost every niche in the literary world (Lowy 76). From the beginning of its actuality, romanticism has forged its way through many eras including the civil war (Hall 44). Literature such as the famous Gone With The Wind was a good example of romanticism in that era because it had many of the required qualities b ...
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  • German World Of Disappointment - 1,869 words
    German World Of Disappointment "The German World of Disappointment" From the youngest child to the oldest man, everyone has experienced the unpleasant feeling of disappointment. Everyone has been to a place that was not all that they anticipated it to be. No one can say that someone has never somehow let them down. At one point or another, everyone has been disappointed in something they have purchased. And what child is not heart-broken when he learns there is no Santa Claus? Whether it is in a person, thing, place, or idea, disappointment can be the most devastating and hurtful feeling people face. Disappointment is an experience that the German people, especially, have had to live through ...
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