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  • Agustine And Love - 992 words
    Agustine And Love April 14, 2000 Seminar 021 How does Augustine define love? Augustine states continuously that he was not yet in love, but was in love with love. This statement doesnt make sense to me. I dont believe that someone can be in love with something, if he or she doesnt understand what love is. I was not yet in love, but I was in love with love, and from the very depth of my need hated myself for not more keenly feeling the need. (pg. 35) How can Augustine hate himself if he doesnt know what loves feel like? I think a lot of Augustines statements about love are interesting. Augustine has some very good points about love, but he contradicts himself also. Is Augustine saying he wasn ...
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  • American Beauty - 1,481 words
    American Beauty American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how pathetic she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has dedicated fourteen years to his occupation, and suddenly, he is in danger of losing his job due to downsizing. All of these factors dramatically effect Lester and culminate into feelings of desperatio ...
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  • As I Stand Near The Drivers Door, I Begin To Notice The True Beauty Of A - 905 words
    As I stand near the drivers door, I begin to notice the true beauty of a Lambourghini. All of the little features that you never really notice suddenly appear out of the blue and astound me. Every little nook and cranny is noticeable, as if I was looking through a magnifying glass. It is truly beautiful. I am about two to three feet away from the door due to the experience of having one of the doors swing upward and knock me out cold. The window is open. The car is a spotless white pearl color with a black trim. I can see that the single windshield wipers are a little upward from their usual off position, as if it were raining earlier. OK, so I forgot to shut them off. The plush cherry red i ...
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  • Bill Gates - 1,343 words
    Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on the mathematics half of the SAT, he graduated from Lakeside school and enrolled at Harvard University as a prelaw major. As a student Gates was a wonder. He received an A in an economics class without a ...
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  • Browning Monologues - 1,124 words
    ... achievement of Browning's because unlike the other two speakers he has done nothing wrong. He is even referred to as 'The faultless painter' in the subtitle, though we realise that there are no errors in his hand with its matchless skill, there is in the soul that directs that hand. The reason we detest Andrea by the end of the poem is because although he recognises his faults of character he doesn't address them or take blame and adopts a very fatalistic attitude to his life, 'All is as God over-rules' Similarly as in the other poems the rhythm also says a lot of the character. Andrea's sentences are often short and break off and the verse is blank which make the speaker seem dull and ...
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  • Cask Of Amontiallo By Poe - 800 words
    Cask Of Amontiallo By Poe In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe writes in first person point of view, from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolical narrator of this tale, who vows revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunato's suspicions through irony. Poe's story describes the inner workings of a murderer's mind, Montresor, who has lived the memory of Fortunato's death for fifty years. Poe uses different types of irony in the conversations between Montresor and Fortunato. First, Poe uses dramatic ...
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  • Chaucers Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device - 1,831 words
    Chaucer's Use Of Clothing: And Effective Rhetorical Device Chaucer's Use of Clothing: an Effective Rhetorical Device In Literature, as in real life, characters are sometimes judged by their appearance. The description of clothing provides detail and comment on those wearing them. Chaucer's uses of artifice in The Canterbury Tales function as gauges of the social status and economic wealth, and emotional condition of each pilgrim. Artifice effectively provides a badge of humanity, symbolic of each character's fallibility. Yet clothing simultaneously imposes upon the characters literary stereotypes, which they consequentially adopt. Unable to transcend these ascribed roles, the pilgrims someti ...
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  • Chrysanthemums By Steinback - 833 words
    Chrysanthemums By Steinback A good writer has many tools at hand that help them develop good story lines. There are literary techniques such as voice, point of view, character, theme, and symbolism. One very interesting technique is that of symbolism. With symbolism the author is able to write a story in which many of the actions around the main character seem to enhance the way the character develops. The use of symbolism to develop the characters is easy to see in the short story "the chrysanthemums" by John Steinback. In this story Steinback writes of a woman who lives on a farm; but the woman feels trapped, and wishes that she could free herself. The author uses both the time of year and ...
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  • Chysanthemums By John Steinbecks - 784 words
    Chysanthemums By John Steinbecks At first glance John Steinbecks "The Chrysanthemums" seems to be a story about a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection the story has strong notes of feminism in the central character Elisa Allen. Elisas actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and becomes weak when placed in feminine positions such as going out to dinner with her husband. Steinbeck smartly narrates this womans frequent shifts between femininity and masculinity over a short period of time. In the opening of the story Elisa is emasculated ...
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  • Classification Of New Years Dieters - 831 words
    Classification Of New Year's Dieters Year after year, while everyone is focused on the holiday season, many people are also obsessed with New Years resolutions. The most commonly heard resolution, is the famous: lose weight, get in shape line that we have all heard, and many have said, in the past. In order to achieve this goal, one needs a more stable reason than a party hat and confetti for one night. Anyone that truly wants to change their diet and/or fitness level needs to be ready for a long, challenging lifetime of effort. In order to save everyone some time and disappointment, I have classified these Resolutioners into different categories that determine their success. Now, your job i ...
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  • Comp Essay Street Car Named Desire - 1,466 words
    Comp. Essay Street Car Named Desire Struggles Within: A Comparison of Amanad Wingfield And Blanche Dubois In today's rough and tough world, there seems to be no room for failure. The pressure to succeed in life sometimes seems unreasonable. Others often set expectations for people too high. This forces that person to develop ways to take the stress and tension out of their lives in their own individual ways. In the plays "The Glass Menagerie" and " A Streetcar Named Desire" written by Tennessee Williams, none of the characters are capable of living in the present and facing reality. Two of the characters are Amanda Wingfield and Blache Dubios. In order for these characters to deal with the p ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,504 words
    Edgar Allan Poe For some class on some date with some professor The Influence of Family and Friends on Poe Over the course of Poes forty year stay on Earth, he was exposed early to several key people who would have a profound impact on his writings. Though this idea in and of itself is not uncommon in literature, for Poe it went far beyond being merely influenced. Beginning at age 3 when he lost his parents, Poe was subjected to a difficult life that would later play heavily in his works. Between his foster father (John Allan), his first love (Sarah Elmis Royster) and his young first wife (Virginia Cleem), Poes contacts largely dictated his works. How was it that such an obviously brilliant ...
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  • English Views Of The Native Americans - 1,330 words
    English Views Of The Native Americans English Views of the Native Americans After reading chapter three of Unger's American Issues, I now have a better understanding of how English settlers looked upon the lifestyles of the Native Americans. Four key people that have led to this understanding are Hugh Jones, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Penn, and John Heckewelder. In their essay's they give accurate accounts of how the Native Americans lived, through their eyes. I also see how European beliefs reflected their views and how this set the stage for conflict among these groups. In Hugh Jones' essay titled, Characteristics of the Indians, he basically gives a factual account of how the Indian ...
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  • Etiquette - 1,143 words
    ... a noble privilege which has been sadly prostituted; and what I want to tell you is, that the humblest man in Leeds, who has the coarsest work to do, yet, if his heart be tender, and pure, and true, can be, in the most emphatic sense of the word, 'a gentleman.' We all know that there are those in our midst who object to politeness, or polite phrases, because, as they say, the language is false and unmeaning. And company manners is a scornful term frequently applied to the courteous demeanor, and many polite sentences which are often uttered, and are so very desirable, in well-bred society. In the common compliments of civilized life, there is no falsehood uttered, because there is no inte ...
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  • Evolution Of Profanity - 1,419 words
    Evolution of Profanity The evolution of written profanity began roughly in the sixteenth century, and continues to change with each generation that it sees. Profanity is recognized in many Shakespearean works, and has continually evolved into the profane language used today. Some cuss words have somehow maintained their original meanings throughout hundreds of years, while many others have completely changed meaning or simply fallen out of use. William Shakespeare, though it is not widely taught, was not a very clean writer. In fact, he was somewhat of a potty mouth. His works encompassed a lot of things that some people wish he had not. "That includes a fair helping of sex, violence, crime, ...
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  • Harry Potter And Sorcerer Stone By Rowling - 1,051 words
    ... , when he tries to fly a broomstick he ends up breaking his wrist because he can't control it. Malfoy taunts him constantly for this. Harry, on the other hand, has great skills at flying a broomstick. On his first try he has great agility and speed. Professor McGonagall describes him by saying, "The boy's a natural. I've never seen anything like it...He caught that thing in his hand after a fifty-foot dive, didn't even scratch himself." (p. 151). Harry receives much praise and many compliments for all of his great plays at Quidditch. All of these ways of judging people are not good ways to judge others. People cannot control how much money their parents have, whether or not they are from ...
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  • Hemingway: The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber - 2,106 words
    Hemingway: The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber Ernest Hemingway was one of a group of artists in the inter-war period of the early twentieth century who was left mentally (and for Hemingway also physically) scarred by the total devastation he witnessed during and after the Great War. Gertrude Stein labeled Hemingway and his peers a Lost Generation, a famous phrase that only partially describes the detachment, confusion, instability, and distrust that these twenty- and thirty-somethings felt toward many of the traditional ways of life that had led to the brutal, total war which had eradicated much of the people of their age group. To cope with the feelings of meaninglessness and nothingn ...
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  • Huckleberry Finn As A Narrator - 1,041 words
    Huckleberry Finn As A Narrator Huckleberry Finn As A Narrator Huckleberry Finn provides the narrative voice of Mark Twain's novel, and his honest voice combined with his personal vulnerabilities reveal the different levels of the Grangerfords' world. Huck is without a family: neither the drunken attention of Pap nor the pious ministrations of Widow Douglas were desirable allegiance. He stumbles upon the Grangerfords in darkness, lost from Jim and the raft. The family, after some initial cross-examination, welcomes, feeds and rooms Huck with an amiable boy his age. With the light of the next morning, Huck estimates it was a mighty nice family, and a mighty nice house, too(110). This is the fi ...
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  • In The Play, Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller, Linda Lomans Character Is Viewed Differently By Many People Some Critics H - 649 words
    In the play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Linda Lomans character is viewed differently by many people. Some critics have seen Linda as a "controlling mother figure" who is actually the one to blame for this failure of both her sons and her husband. In this report I will defend this view citing specific examples from the play. Linda was undoubtedly the only one in control throughout the play. I believe that Linda tried to be a good mother and wife but she did not really know what she was doing. At the very beginning of the book we see that Willy, on his way to Boston, has come home because he was unable to concentrate on the road. And just as he was beginning to figure out why, she t ...
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  • Japanese Gardens - 1,223 words
    ... the strict precision of Zen culture in addition to its simplicity and refinement. These ideals led to the Zen garden. These gardens served a completely different purpose than their earlier counterparts. There was a shift back to an emphasis on looking rather than using. These gardens were used specifically as aids to a deeper understanding of Zen conceptsthese gardens were not an end in themselvesbut a trigger to contemplation and meditation (Davidson, p.22). Unlike the Golden Pavilion, the Zen gardens were not meant for viewers to physically interact with, but instead as visual stimulus in the meditative processa spiritual aid. Ryoanji, at the Daiju-in Temple in Kyoto (1488-1499) is on ...
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