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A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August - A Summary of Barbara W. Tuchman's The Guns of August “The Guns of August” was written by Barbara W. Tuchman in 1962. The book details the causes of the first World war and describes the first month of the war. The book clearly illustrates how a local war became an entire European struggle by a call to war against Russia. Soon after the war became a world issue. Summary of the Book Plans The Beginning (Chapters 1-5) The book begins at the funeral procession of King Edward VII of England in 1910....   [tags: Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August] 2805 words
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The Guns of August - The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer prize-winning book about the start of World War I is a fascinating and detailed work that delivers the thoughts and actions of the belligerents and their previously mysterious leaders to life on every page. This military history of the first month of the war is written in a way as to keep the reader interested because of the great detail. The author also manages to write about the events in such a manor as the reader sees them as they happened. Despite any previous knowledge about the historical events of the war, the book manages to keep you wondering if the Germans will succeed in its aims....   [tags: Papers Barbara Tuchman Novels] 1107 words
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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman Barbara Tuchman's "Guns of August" is about World War 1. Her book has a unique way of telling this story. Her books gives explanations for each country's involvement in the war. It describes the opinions of the Czar and reasons for all of his crucial decisions during this time. It also explains how Germany was in a tight spot and prepared for war a few years before it actually began. England was not to worried about the war in Europe because it had it's own problems....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Texas Guns by Paul Lehman - A copyright search of Texas Guns by Paul Lehman In response to a request by a patron, a search of the copyright status for the book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman was conducted. This report discusses the steps taken and the information that was found during that investigation. The first step that was taken was a thorough examination of the title page. The book Texas Guns by Paul Lehman uses both 1950 and 1952 for the copyright dates, so because of the date the copyright it was determined that it would have had to been renewed....   [tags: Publishing]
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Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime - Critique of Scholarly Article on Guns and Crime Focus and Findings In their article Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor For Homicide in The Home, Arthur Kellerman and his colleagues state that gun ownership increases the risk of violent crimes in the home instead of conferring protection. However, after reviewing their claims a number of flaws in their research and data collection methods are evident. There are a series of inappropriate conclusions and validity concerns throughout the article – having realized that these exist – it is impossible to sustain that gun ownership leads to higher homicide rates....   [tags: control measures, homicide, criminal activity]
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Impact of Racism in Fences, by August Wilson - Racism is everywhere; it is all around us and at most times it resides within us. Racism basically refers to the characterization of people (ethnicity based) with certain distinct traits. It is a tool with which people use to distinguish themselves between each other, where some use it to purposely inflict verbal, physical or mental attacks on others while some use it to simply distinguish or differentiate from one another. It all depends on the context in which it is used. The play Fences by August Wilson, takes place during the late 1950’s through to 1965, a period of time when the fights against segregation are barely blossoming results....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences] 1186 words
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Religion vs. Morality in Light in August - “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” George Washington According to George Washington, morality can only be maintained or exist when religion is there to guide it. While this may seem like a simple concept to understand, matters of religion and morality are more complex. Many religions have value systems regarding virtues and morals that are meant to guide their followers in determining between right and wrong; however, just because a person is religious does not necessarily mean they are moral and just be...   [tags: Light in August Essays]
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Guns in American History - Guns have played a big part in American history. The first settlers found an abundant amount of edible game when they came to this continent. Guns were very useful in hunting for food in this vas landscape. Familiarity with a rifle was an essential skill which also helped the Colonist of the new world to defeat the British troops during the Revolutionary War that was fought from 1775-1783. After the Revolutionary War was over, guns became even more important to American history in the taming of the west....   [tags: america, USA, history, guns, ] 1077 words
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Just Take Away Their Guns - In the essay, “Just Take Away Their Guns,” James Q. Wilson proposes a particular method to assist gun control laws in our country. Wilson proposes that if law enforcement acquires street frisks, the possession of illegal guns will drop in numbers. Through his many methods of persuasion, Wilson’s essay is executed effectively. He shows reasoning and fairness to the opposing sides to his argument but lacks the thought to other issues, such as the economy and social outrage brought on by his idea....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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Gun Control: Regulating Concealed Guns - ... Of course, criminals and murderers might find knives or clubs a poor alternative to firearms. However, the weak citizens would feel completely unprotected and unable to defend themselves against any kind of assault (Lott, 2013, p. 11). So, it may be concluded that gun ownership influences much of the decrease in gun violence and crime rates. It is very interesting and instructive to follow to what extent such an influence is possible. Lott (2013) argues that most criminals care about self-preservation, and handguns, in this case, can become a powerful deterrent....   [tags: hand guns, violence reduction] 1035 words
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Why the U.S. Should Legalize Guns - There are many points that can be argued about whether guns should be legal or not on the topic of gun control. I think guns should be legal due to the lack of self-defense people are left with in dangerous situations and have no way of protecting themselves. Though with many pros on the subject come many cons. There are many crimes in today’s society and with those crimes innocent people are involved, but sometimes guns are used improperly that’s why the U.S. should legalize guns, but with a strict restraint against how they have to be stored and carried....   [tags: gun control, guns, self defense]
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The Symbolic Importance of the Fence in August Wilson’s Fences - Alan Nadel argues that the object of the fence in August Wilson’s play, “Fences” symbolizes a great struggle between the literal and figurative definitions of humanity and blackness. The author summarizes the play and uses the character Troy to explain the characterization of black abilities, such as Troy’s baseball talents, as “metaphoric,” which does not enable Troy to play in the white leagues as the period is set during segregation (Nadel 92). The author is trying to use the characters from the play as examples of black people during the segregation years to show how people of that time considered black people not as literal entities and more like figurative caricatures....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences]
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Comparing Troy and Bono in Fences, by August Wilson - The play “Fences”, written by August Wilson, shows a detailed interpretation about the life of a typical African-American family living in the twentieth century. Troy Maxson, the main character and the man of the house, a strict man with the family, hardworking, and at the same time a pleasure seeker. Jim Bono is Troy’s best friend from thirty odd years, a very friendly fellow who works with Troy and is really close to him. They both enjoy the company of each other every Friday on a bottle of an alcoholic beverage....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson]
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Stop Shootings from Happening on Campus: Unsettle Guns - You sit towards the back in Art and Design at eight-forty in the morning, trying to stay awake, an early class your advisor convinced you to take. The teacher is charismatically lecturing on Modernism and its implements on society. He suddenly trails off. There is a stunned silence; screams can be heard from down the hall along with gun fire and it is getting louder. Goosebumps rise on your arm. The teacher, with help from the students, closes the door and attempts to barricade the door with a table and desks....   [tags: students, teachers, guns, violence]
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Faulkner's Light in August - Themes - Light in August - Themes   1. RACISM   The Southern concern with racial identity is one of Light in August's central themes. When people think that Joe Christmas has even a trace of black ancestry, they treat him completely differently from the way they treat white people. Many of the characters in Light in August seem twisted by their preoccupation with race. Joe Christmas, Joanna Burden, Nathaniel Burden, Doc Hines, and, ultimately, Percy Grimm are among these. But even many of the characters who don't share this mania assume that treating blacks inhumanly is acceptable....   [tags: Light August Essays] 1353 words
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Faulkner's Light in August - Setting - Light in August - Setting Most of Light in August is set in the towns, villages, and countryside of the early 1930s Deep South. It is a land of racial prejudice and stern religion. Community ties are still strong: an outsider is really identifiable, and people gossip about their neighbors. In this part of the country, the past lives on, even physically. For example, the cabin in which Joe Christmas stays and in which Lena Grove gives birth is a slave cabin dating back to before the Civil War....   [tags: Light August Essays] 507 words
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Faulkner's Light in August - Style - Light in August - Style Chapter 6, opening paragraph: Knows remembers believes a corridor in a big long garbled cold echoing building of dark red brick sootbleakened by more chimneys than its own, set in a grassless cinderstrewnpacked compound surrounded by smoking factory purlieus and enclosed by a ten foot steel-and-wire fence like a penitentiary or a zoo, where in random erratic surges, with sparrowlike childtrebling, orphans in identical and uniform blue denim in and out of remembering but in knowing constant as the bleak walls, the bleak windows where in rain soot from the yearly adjacenting chimneys streaked like blacktears....   [tags: Light August Essays] 830 words
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Isolation in Faulkner's Light in August - Isolation in Light In August In William Faulkner’s Light In August, most characters seem isolated from each other and from society. It is often argued that Lena Grove is an exception to this, but I have found that I cannot agree with this view. Consequently, this essay will show that Lena is lonely too, and that the message in Faulkner’s work on the issue of human contact is that everyone is essentially alone, either by voluntary recession from company or by involuntary exclusion, and the only escape from this loneliness is to have a proper family to comfort you....   [tags: Light August Essays] 1130 words
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Analysis of Fences by August Wilson - In the play Fences by August Wilson, Troy is shown as a man who has hurt the people who are closest to him without even realizing it. He has acted in an insensitive and uncaring manner towards his wife, Rose, his brother, Gabriel and his son, Cory. At the beginning of the story, Troy feels he has done right by them. He feels this throughout the story. He doesn’t realize how much he has hurt them. Troy is the son of an abusive father. His father was hardly around to raise him. When he was around, he made him do chores and if he didn’t do them he would beat him....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson] 1020 words
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Does Playing with Guns as a Child can Affect your Adulthood - Boys And Guns There is something most if not all boys have in common, being an adult or a child. That is the unexplained fascination with guns, of course some being more fascinated than others. Growing up I remember making fake guns out of paper and I loved water guns, all toy guns drew my interest. Despite, I always being concerned of ever grimly wielding a gun that could actually fire a harmful projectile. A power like that never seemed to draw my interest. Every boy I knew growing up shared my fascination more or less, this lead to too many imaginary gun based games when playing outside....   [tags: bb guns, toy guns, firearms, killers]
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The Life of August Wilson - Drama is about bringing reality to life through acting and interpretation. August Wilson wrote the play Fences about his life: the heartbreaking reality of racism in his own life and the struggles he faced to overcome it. He had a hard childhood and career due to prejudice and fatherly abandonment, and he reflected that through his works of African American drama. Wilson uses the character of Troy, his family, and his friends in Fences to pour out his life, his hardship, and the horrifying difficulty African Americans faced throughout the generations....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson 2014]
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Religion in August Wilson's Fences - In August Wilson's play, Fences, the character, Troy Maxson, is by no definition a religious man. He has created his own religion through his own philosophies, especially baseball. Sandra G. Shannon's critical analysis, "The Good Christian's Come and Gone: The Shifting Role of Christianity in August Wilson Plays," gives analogies for the way Troy deals with his own spirituality. It is agreeable that Troy, like other Wilson characters, deals with religion in his own way. Shannon asserts, "this cynical black man does not lay his burdens down at the church's altar....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences]
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Fences by August Wilson - Fences by August Wilson      We all lead lives filled with anxiety over certain issues, and with dread of the inevitable day of our death. In this play, Fences which was written by the well known playwright, August Wilson, we have the story of Troy Maxson and his family. Fences is about Troy Maxson, an aggressive man who has on going, imaginary battle with death. His life is based on supporting his family well and making sure they have the comforts that he did not have in his own childhood. Also, influenced by his own abusive childhood, he becomes an abusive father who rules his younger son, Cory?s life based on his own past experiences....   [tags: August Wilson, Fences] 987 words
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Light in August by William Faulkner - Light in August by William Faulkner Light in August, a novel written by the well-known author, William Faulkner, can definitely be interpreted in many ways. However, one fairly obvious prospective is through a religious standpoint. It is difficult, nearly impossible, to construe Light in August without noting the Christian parallels. Faulkner gives us proof that a Christian symbolic interpretation is valid. Certain facts of these parallels are inescapable and there are many guideposts to this idea....   [tags: Light August william Faulkner Essays] 1234 words
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Faith in Faulkner's Light In August - Faith in Faulkner's Light In August Religion is a big part of the southern world that Faulkner creates in Light In August. It is also a major theme of the novel. Most characters seem to use “Lord” and “God” very often in their dialogue, which shows that religion is never forgotten by the members of this society. Light in August portrays a type of religious fundamentalism. In this fundamentalism, among the people of the south, there is only one proper way of following and implementing religion in one’s life....   [tags: Faulkner Light August Religion Essays]
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Feudalism in Men With Guns - Men With Guns contains in it many of the essential ingredients for a feudalist economy, some being more explicitly demonstrated than others, but important and evident all the same. In a feudalist society, distinction between private rights and public authority oftentimes disappeared and local control tended to become a personal matter. Feudal leaders often took over the responsibility for the economic security of "their" territories and dictated how resources were to be produced and used. There was also generally a contract of some sort between the workers and the bosses, such that the bosses could then more easily count on the "faithfulness" and obedience of the workers....   [tags: Men With Guns Essays] 2132 words
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Hand Guns and Conceal Ability - Hand Guns and Conceal Ability The debate of hand guns is highly argued among American citizens. The article "Handgun Bands" from GunCite.com, and the article "Concealed Carry and its Effect on Crime" from CCNCrime.com, advocate the legal possession of a concealed handgun. They attempt to show that legal handguns actually deter crime and violence. The first article "Handgun Bands" takes an emotional approach followed by statistical information to prove the point that handgun bands, or limitations on the ability to purchase and carry a hand gun, do not effectively counter violence....   [tags: Guns Weapons Violence Essays] 742 words
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August Strindberg's A Dream Play - August Strindberg's A Dream Play August Strindberg wrote A Dream Play in 1901, a time in which women had few rights and a long road yet to travel in the fight to acquire equal rights with men. Given that Strindberg himself was a notorious misogynist, it is interesting to analyze the presentation and evolution of A Dream Play’s principle character: Indra’s Daughter. She travels from “the second world [and into] the third” (147, 17) by accident, but enters with optimism and faith in finding happiness in the human world....   [tags: August Strindberg Dream Play Essays] 1383 words
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Faulkner's Light in August - Point of View - Light in August - Point of View Most of Light in August's story is told by a third-person narrator. In some third-person novels the narrator is omniscient (all-knowing) and objective. In others he takes the point of view of the central character. In Light in August the narrator is often objective, as, for example, when reporting dialogue. But what is unusual about this novel is the way in which the narrator's point of view shifts frequently from one character to another. And even when reporting from the point of view of one character alone, the narrator sometimes stays on the surface of that character's speech and thoughts, while at other times he has access to memories so...   [tags: Light August Essays] 371 words
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Faulkner's Light in August - The Measure of a Man - "Light in August": The Measure of a Man         One of the most influential people in the world during the past two thousand years may be surprising to some people. He is the center of controversy after controversy; nations have risen and fallen because of his name. Year after year, men and women are persecuted and killed because of their devotion to a man who walked this earth before any of them can even trace their ancestry, Jesus Christ. One might say that Joe Christmas, William Faulkner's unforgettable version of a rebel without a cause, is the complete opposite of Jesus....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Images of Blood in Faulkner's Light in August - Images of Blood in Faulkner's Light in August          "Blood" is considered by many to be one of the most important ties between human beings; it is therefore frequently used as an image that defines a character or a relationship between characters in a novel. For example, a prince might be defined by his "royal blood," or a weak man described as having "thin blood." Close friends may be "blood brothers," or families may have a "blood feud." In William Faulkner's Light in August, the image of blood permeates the themes of sexuality, race, and religion....   [tags: Faulkner Light August Essays]
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Major Themes in Faulkner's Light in August - Major Themes in Faulkner's Light in August     Faulkner's Light in August is a metaphor. In fact it is many metaphors, almost infinitely many. It is a jumble of allusions, themes, portraits, all of them uniquely important, many of them totally unrelated. In fact no 20th century writer has even approached the sheer quantity of symbolism Faulkner packed into every page, with, perhaps, the exception of James Joyce who went so far as to surpass Faulkner in this regard. So obviously it would be foolish to attempt to trace every line, follow every branch to its root, one could spend a lifetime dissecting the book in this manner....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Faulkner's Light in August - Hightower's Epiphany -  Light in August - Hightower's Epiphany           Most criticism concerning Faulkner's novel, Light in August, usually considers the character of Joe Christmas. Christmas certainly deserves the attention paid to him, but too often this attention obscures other noteworthy elements of the complex novel. Often lost in the shuffle is another character, the Reverend Gail Hightower, who deserves greater scrutiny. A closer examination of Hightower reveals Faulkner's deep concern for the South and the collective suffering of its people....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Disjointed Characters of Faulkner's Light in August - Disjointed Characters of A Light in August         In the novel, A Light in August, William Faulkner introduces us to a wide range of characters of various backgrounds and personalities.  Common to all of them is the fact that each is type cast into a certain role in the novel and in society. Lena is the poor, white trash southern girl who serves to weave the story together. Hightower is the fanatic preacher who is the dark, shameful secret of Jefferson. Joanna Burden is the middle-aged maiden from the north who is often accused of being a “nigger-lover”....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Prayer in William Faulkner's Light in August -      "I decline to accept the end of man...I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."  -William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1949         William Faulkner illustrates many dimensions of prayer in Light in August: his characters avoid it, abuse it, embrace it, and blame it. In every case, Faulkner portrays prayer's power on the psyche....   [tags: Light in August Essays]
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August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences - August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences The first time I read August Wilson's Fences for english class, I was angry. I was angry at Troy Maxson, angry at him for having an affair, angry at him for denying his son, Cory, the opportunity for a football scholarship.I kept waiting for Troy to redeem himself in the end of the play, to change his mind about Cory, or to make up with Ruth somehow. I wanted to know why, and I didn't, couldn't understand. I had no intention of writing my research paper on this play, but as the semester continued, and I immersed myself in more literature, Fences was always in the back of my mind, and, more specifically, the character of Troy Maxson....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Essays]
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Symbolism in August Wilson's Piano Lesson - In The Piano Lesson each central character learns a lesson. August Wilson uses plenty of symbolism throughout his play, the strongest symbol being the piano itself, representing the family's history, their long struggle, and their burden of their race. Throughout the play, the conflict revolves around the piano, and Berniece and Boy Willie's contrasting views about its significance and about what should be done with it. Berniece is ashamed and cannot let go of the past, or the piano, and Boy Willie wants to move his life forward, and use the piano to do so....   [tags: August Wilson essays research papers] 1021 words
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Wood Imagery and the Cross in Faulkner's Light in August - Wood Imagery and the Cross in Light in August             It is nearly impossible to interpret Light in August without noting the Christian parallels.1 Beekman Cottrell explains: As if for proof that such a [Christian] symbolic interpretation is valid, Faulkner gives us, on the outer or upper level of symbolism, certain facts which many readers have noted and which are, indeed, inescapable. There is the name of Joe Christmas, with its initials of JC. There is the fact of his uncertain paternity and his appearance at the orphanage on Christmas day....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Religious Symbols and Symbolism in Faulkner's Light in August - Religious Symbolism in Light in August    William Faulkner’s, "Light in August" has many references to Christianity. He employs a great deal of religious symbolism in all of his characters. These parallels seem very intentional, even though, Faulkner himself says he did not do it purposely. The Christ story is one of the most popular stories invented and it seems right that at some point someone is going to write similar to it. William Faulkner says he did not put the Christian parallels in intentionally....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Burden: The Name Says it All in Faulkner's Light in August - Burden: The Name Says it All in Light in August            Expecting parents put so much thought, time, and energy into the choosing of a name for their baby. They turn to family trees and dictionaries of names to help in their important decision. In many ways, a child's name can determine who they will become and what kind of person they will be. Then there is the last name. It's automatic; no one has a choice in it. The last name perhaps has more of an impact on determining who a person will become, because the last name carries generations of ideals, memories, and pride....   [tags: Light August Essays]
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A Study of Joe Christmas in Faulkner's Light in August - A Study of Joe Christmas in Light in August         Joe Christmas's eating disorder and antipathy to women's sexuality (or to the feminine) in Light in August also can be traced back to the primal scene in the dietitian's room.  However, the primal scene is not the final piece of the puzzle in the novel.  The primal scene is already given as a working condition for a further analysis of Joe's psychology.  Readers are first invited to interrelate the scene and Joe's behavior in the rest of the novel.1  Yet drawing one-to-one relations between the primal scene and Joe's symptomatic behavior merely repeats Freud's theory for its own sake.  The mechanic connection of the dots does not solve t...   [tags: Light August Essays]
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Racial Theme in Faulkner’s Light in August - Racial Theme in Faulkner’s Light in August One theme that I really noticed was stressed throughout Faulkner’s Light in August was the theme of race. Joe Christmas’ mixed race is a central issue all through the novel. The reader is continually brought back to the fact that he is half black, especially during his affair with Johanna Burden. Johanna (and Faulkner) always makes his racial status known while Johanna and Joe are making love by Johanna’s gasping “Negro. Negro. Negro!” (260). It is intriguing that while Johanna’s father believed that the white race was cursed by the ‘White Man’s Burden’, the duty to help lift the black race to a higher status, and that blacks would never be on the...   [tags: Faulkner Light in August] 643 words
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Conflict in August Wilson's Fences and How it Affects the Work - Fences, by August Wilson, is a drama that focuses on the characteristics of black life in the mid to late twentieth century and the strains of society on African Americans. Set in a small neighborhood of a big city, this play holds much conflict between a father, Troy Maxson, and his two sons, Lyons and Cory. By analyzing the sources of this conflict, one can better appreciate and understand the way the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work. The first conflict in this play develops between Troy and his 34-year old son Lyons....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Essays] 1365 words
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Troy's Battle with Anger in August Wilson's Fences - Troy's Battle with Anger in August Wilson's Fences Conflicts and tensions between family members and friends are key elements in August Wilson's play, Fences. The main character, Troy Maxon, has struggled his whole life to be a responsible person and fulfill his duties in any role that he is meant to play. In turn, however, he has created conflict through his forbidding manner. The author illustrates how the effects of Troy's stern upbringing cause him to pass along a legacy of bitterness and anger which creates tension and conflict in his relationships with his family....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Plays Essays]
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Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - Taking a Deeper Look at The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Winner of multiple awards such as the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson is known most for his forceful cultural plays. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilson was born to a white father that later abandoned his family, and a black mother. Wilson dropped out of school in the ninth grade after being accused of plagiarism. Wilson after went to public libraries and read various books; this was an initiation for Wilson and his successful future....   [tags: The Piano Lesson Plays August Wilson Essays] 1181 words
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Guns and Society: Guns in the Eyes of Society - In the past years, guns become the most used weapon around the world. Many kind of different weapons were produced and distributed in the public when the world war happened. The people in the early days invent guns not for self-defence but it is used for fighting their opponents. In today’s television people have seen guns related to movies, examples of which are Die Hard, James Bond, and Wanted. In these films the protagonist was excellent in combat that he can fight the enemy all by himself or save the world only using a handgun....   [tags: weapon, violence, shootings]
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Are Guns the Problem? - Are Guns the Problem. Over the past few years the United States seems to have a snowballing problem assimilation around guns and violence. This pandemic is not centered on one or two individual states, but rather the entire country as a whole. There seems to be an escalation in gun violence and showdowns in locations from schools to movie theaters. The major population is forced into assuming that these incidents could have been avoided, if guns had been revoked to the public. This however is not at all practical nor realistic, there needs to be a more reasonable and functional solution to ensure that guns are not going to get used in any particular manor that could instigate harm onto other...   [tags: Firearms, violence, legal]
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The Debate on Guns - “History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” While Adolf Hitler was known to express this sentiment many different times throughout his rise to power, this quote from Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations is the clearest definition of his views on gun control. The principle of controlling and regulating the public's access to firearms is not only reserved to the Third Reich; since the dawning of organized government, the right of the people to keep and bear arms had been greatly debated....   [tags: Safety, Crimes, Law Enforcement]
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Fences by August Wilson - In the play, Fences, Troy seems to have a complicated relationship with every other character in the play. This applies especially to his relationship with his son, Cory. Troy and Cory have many similarities and differences that complicate their relationship. There are many outside factors that also make matters worse. One of the differences that complicate their relationship is that they have grown up in completely different time periods. A great deal has happened between the times when Troy was growing to the time period that Cory is growing up in....   [tags: Fences, August Wilson] 659 words
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Fences by August Wilson - Who is Rose Maxson. What drives her to be so embracing, to have a startling ability to be sturdy, compassionate, and forgiving. Who is Amanda Wingfield. Her relationship with men and family is turbulent, what attributes emanates from her to be a nurturing mother. What drives her to be poignant. How are these women perceived. What should we learned from them. Are their lives to be discarded or honored. Fences is a compelling story of a Black family in the 1950s. A tale of the encounter of the released black slaves trying to survive in the middle of American urban industrial city....   [tags: August Wilson Fences, racial identity]
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Light in August - ... “You haven’t got any baby, you never had one. There is not anything wrong with you except being old. You just got old and it happened to you and now you are not any good anymore”. (Faulkner 277) Joanna did not know what was happening to her body because she had never been taught. Joe however saw her mistake as an attempt at control. Her age made her useless to him and this realization destroyed her will to live. “Maybe it would be better if we were both dead”. (Faulkner 278) If she could not have Joe then she would kill him and then herself....   [tags: prisons of the past, literary analysis]
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Guns in Schools - ... Providing guns to certified teachers in school to protect not only them, but the students as well, will decrease the number of school shootings in a year tremendously. The certified teachers will take fifty-three hours of training, which will help make them more qualified to carry a concealed weapon. Cheyne Dougan the assistant principal of the Clarksville High School, has made it his job to make sure that his students and staff members are safe by carrying a 9mm handgun on his side throughout the school day....   [tags: school shootings, controversial legislation]
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Guns and Violence - Guns and violence have some long lasting effects on not only the crime rate, but the rights that people have to own guns themselves. Even though the violence is a factor in why many believe that guns should be banned, guns should be allowed and not banned because they should be allowed because of the laws and the rights of citizens allow them there rights. The ethics and laws that occur with the current and enduring debates are another meaningful point. As Supreme Court Cases rage on about how a cities ban on handguns could break amendments, this is how the topic has gained from it (Hoxie 474)....   [tags: Social Issues, Crimes] 1550 words
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No More Guns - Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals....   [tags: gun control, firearm, violence, college, students]
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Guns and Gangs - One person is killed by a gun every 17 minutes, 87 people are killed during an average day, and 609 are killed every week. Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die, 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is a police officer being shot in the situation of closing in on the gun holder . This is a average that is really ridiculous, if they inflicted these laws that they say are established then rates should be decreasing quickly. Most guns are generally classified into three types: handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Permits, Weapons] 660 words
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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - “I got the power of death” (Wilson 29). You might recognize this quote from Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson an African American play writer. In this essay I am going to highlight some things about his life. According to (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia) August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 in the town of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Son of a German immigrant named Frederick August Kittel and his mother was an African-American named Daisy Wilson....   [tags: american play writer, biography]
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The Accounts of August Baier: A Biography - “In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness.” These words of Alex Haley truly expressed to me personally the imperative need and importance of my family history and heritage. As I believe, family is a gift often cherished, but few take the time to discover and thank those who planted the roots from which a family grows....   [tags: my family history, personal reflections]
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Interview and Chatting with August Rodin - Good morning Mr. Rodin. August: Good morning. Interviewer: I’m so excited to be able to conduct this interview with you and find out “what makes Rodin.” Okay let’s get started with one of your pride and joy sculptures and also my personal favorite “The Kiss.” This work shows the passion that can be shared between a male and female, and because this work is so life like its almost as though you can feel this passion being shared as well. The detail and texture that you put into creating the body of the female and male is magnificent....   [tags: age of bronze, masterpiece, the kiss]
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Guns Make for a Safer Country - ... When most of the time it is the people. In most of the big shootings the people behind them usually have some problem or have been psychologically damaged. One example is the Aurora movie theater shooting just a year ago. James Holmes, the shooter, showed signs before the shooting that he had problems. He was described as bipolar and a shy student. He showed signs that he was crazy in times before the shooting. In one incident he sent a text to a girl saying, “stay away from me because I’m bad news (Goode).” There were plenty of other incidents that should have hinted to people that this guy needs help....   [tags: gun legislation in the US, UK]
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The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - The Piano Lesson by August Wilson: The Wisdom of the Ivories Can a treasured object of the past serve as a teacher for the future. Once people share the historical significance of it, an object can symbolize the overcoming of hardships of those lives in which it becomes a part. Therefore, it may indeed “instruct” future generations to glean wisdom from the past. August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson centers on the trials and triumphs of a family affected by the enslaving of their ancestors and by current racial prejudice....   [tags: racial prejudice, slavery, god, holy spirit]
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Light in August by William Faulkner - ... Joe Christmas is the recipient of the town’s enmity due to his biracialism, something not socially accepted during the time period. He is taunted by other children and referred to as “parchmentcolored” (Faulkner 1932: 277), hinting at his mixed race, but also suggesting that he is a blank slate instead of a document filled with the deeds of past generations. Joe Christmas continuously struggles with the uncertainty of his identity as a biracial man and the alienating effect society has on him only reinforces his inner conflict....   [tags: story analysis] 1024 words
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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime - Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]
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Why Guns are not the Problem - ... Now knowing that, an armed citizen can be an up stander to violence rather than a bystander in an active crime. So with the 80 million gun owning citizens in the United States these people are able to help stop the public shootings that happen too often now a days. And most of these citizens are already doing that, a static has shown that on average any shooting rampage that occurred was usually stopped by a citizen and only with 2 deaths. And with that 1,527 criminals are being killed every year by a law abiding citizen who happened to be in the right place at the right time.( “How guns are being used in America”) Another thing that people don’t quite understand is that the majority...   [tags: crime, murder, gang member]
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The Attitudes Towards Violence and Guns - Youth violence has passed epidemic proportions. Many youth are seen in the emergency rooms due to violent behavior. Homicide is the second cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The Attitude Towards Guns and Violence addresses the fondness towards violence of youth today. It is a simple scale that covers four different areas. It has been tried in at least two different areas. Even though, it has limitations it alerts professionals of threats of possible violence and can be used to assure that interventions are in place to mold the attitude in a different direction....   [tags: Youth Violence, Preventing Homicide]
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Discussion Thread: Guns and the Law - An issue that has been highly debatable in the recent years are the gun laws. Many believe that due to recent events that the gun laws should be changed. On the other hand, people believe that guns are not the true issue and want to keep the laws the same as they are. Both sides have very strong evidence to help support their claim. They discuss issues such as mental stability, the Constitution, and the type of gun that is legal to own. Those that are in favor of changing gun laws believe due to recent events such as Sandy Hook, The laws should ban gun ownership to a citizen unless they are certified to own one....   [tags: gun laws, gun ownership, gun control]
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Guns Everywhere in the State of Georgia - ... The bill was passed on the final day of Georgia’s legislative session. The feedback about this new piece of legislation has been predictably divided in the politically conservative state. “If anything, I honestly believe that this new law that is about to be official is going to instill a new fear into our city”, GSU student Auria Sanders said in a sit-down interview. “I understand how the carry law would apply to schools because there has been an unfortunately strong national history of school shootings....   [tags: un control, gun licensing, violence] 892 words
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Miss Julie by August Strindberg - Miss Julie by August Strindberg was published in 1888 yet was soon censored for it’s, what was then, ‘scandalous’ content with its frank portrayal of sexuality. In the preface of the play, Strindberg refers to Miss Julie as a ‘man-hating half women’ who seems to be the result of a power struggle between her mother and father. Miss Julie is already the dominating figure within the play showing a disregard for gender and class conventions, these themes and the idea of a power struggle that forms tension between characters should be drawn upon when taking a directorial approach to staging the play....   [tags: naturalism, sexuality, scandalous content] 522 words
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Research Into the Ownership and Distribution of Guns - While the political topics most often discussed in the media over the past several years have been about the economy and wars on terror, gun control is still a major issue that is still being debated in Washington. Some congressmen, usually of the liberal persuasion, advocate stricter gun laws that would limit the number of guns on the street and their availability to the public. Other congressmen, usually of the conservative variety, advocate more relaxed gun laws that would increase public access to guns....   [tags: Gun Control ]
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King Hedley by August Wilson - On theme of August Wilson’s play “King Hedley II” is the coming of age in the life of a black man who wants to start a new life and stay away from violence. Wilson wrote about the black experience, and the struggle that many black people faced and that is seen “King Hedley II” because there are two different generations portrayed in King Hedley II and Elmore. Reporting the African American encounter in the twentieth century, Wilson's cycle of plays, including a play for every decade. The African-American group's relationship to its own particular history is a critical component in the play....   [tags: black man, violence, african americans]
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Setting Limits on Guns in America - The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states, that since there is a necessity for a Free State and regulated militia, the right of the American people to keep and bear arms would not be infringed by the United States government. One cannot stop and wonder the calamities that are caused by guns in their completely proper usage. This nation needs to have a talk over its malignant obsession with guns. Let those, who, of course, will reject such a policy, however strongly it is supported by evidence, tell us what they are going to do about gun violence....   [tags: Obsession, Dangers, Second Amendment]
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Synopsis of the Movie Young Guns - ... Being that this scene is being shot outdoors, the lighting being used is ambient light, natural light. The cinematographer is using the sun light to bring out the facial expressions of the actors showing a concerned yet devious look on them. The cinematographer also uses the sun light to illustrate a group of outlaws that have been running from the law for quite some time, showing the dust and dirt on their clothes and faces. In a lot of cases, ambient lighting can be a real annoyance as it may conflict with what the cinematographer is attempting to achieve, however, in this case, it works well with what the visual aspect of the story is conveying to the viewer As for the mood of the vi...   [tags: Spy, Western, Men] 1610 words
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More Guns = Safer Streets - Does gun control make our world safer. This is a question that is commonly asked. There have been many studies done to address this question, and none have shown that gun control works. Britain is a country with very strict gun control. In spite of this gun control, Britain still has the highest crime rate in the world. Switzerland on the other hand is a country where all citizens are armed and are trained on the safety and proper use of the weapon, resulting in the lowest crime rate of the world....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Teachers Should NOT Carry Guns - Everyone knows that parents’ first worry is the safety of their children. With the increase of violence in schools, parents have started to wonder if their children are really safe in the school setting. Shootings like Sandy Hook and Columbine left parents, administrators, and educators feeling the need to be proactive towards children’s safety. Reacting to situations like these is not good enough when children’s lives are on the line. Administration has started to brainstorm different ways to help insure the protection of their students....   [tags: education, children's safety, parents]
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Guns Aren't All Bad - Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong idea about guns. Some people think guns are “all bad.” They also think guns are the cause of ever death, but there aren’t. Guns have seven different good purposes and should not be judged on just the negative, proving that banning guns would also take away the good qualities guns have to offer. In the second amendment of the constitution it gives the right for civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, hunting, protection] 563 words
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Americans Should Have Guns - Many people think that banning guns entirely would solve all the gun related crimes in America. It will not. Many of the guns used for illegal activities are not obtained through the lawful way. The gun manufactures do not keep their merchandise under any true security. Many people also claim that guns have saved them from assaults because the gun makes for a great deterrent. Guns that are used lawfully are not only used for protection, people also use them as a means of entertainment or for food....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control] 1172 words
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Fences by August Wilson - ... See. I'm gonna build me a fence around what belongs to me. And then I want you to stay on the other side. See. You stay over there until you're ready for me” (77). After feeling distant from Troy, Rose confronts him. She then tells him that Alberta had his baby, but she died in childbirth. Troy became flushed with emotions. He begins to become angry at Rose, to which she then reminds Troy that he is her husband and that she should not be treated like this. Troy then claims he needs space. Rose feels distance from Troy because he is showing more concern for Alberta and taking her side in the situation more than he has supported Rose in their marriage....   [tags: play analysis]
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Arguement Against Banning Guns - Have you ever been hunting or shooting. Have you seen an Olympic sport with shooting. Think about losing that because people have the wrong ideas about guns. Some people think guns are “all harmful.” They also think guns are the cause of every death, but they aren’t. Banning guns would take away from our constitutional rights and would only hurt the law abiding citizens. Guns have many different positive purposes and should not be judged on just the bad. In the Second Amendment of the Constitution, its gives the right of civilians to bear arms....   [tags: constitution, protection, crime] 621 words
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Guns: Legal or Illegal? - Warfare is what led to the creation and manufacturing of firearms all over the world. Firearms made war less savage and protected soldiers in battle without them needing to even get close to their enemy. In today’s society, guns have reached far passed strictly being used in warfare, being used to murder, steal, and threaten. People are terrified now more than ever because of guns falling into the wrong hands. Although guns have many cons, they have many positives to back them up in recent protests against them....   [tags: firearms, gun control, safety, mental health]
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Fences, by August Wilson - Racism is everywhere; it is all around us and at most times it resides within us. Racism basically refers to the characterization of people (ethnicity based) with certain distinct traits. It is a tool with which people use to distinguish themselves between each other, where some use it to purposely inflict verbal, physical or mental attacks on others while some use it to simply distinguish or differentiate from one another. It all depends on the context in which it is used. The play Fences by August Wilson, takes place during the late 1950’s through to 1965, a period of time when the fights against segregation are barely blossoming results....   [tags: Effects of Racism] 1099 words
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Fences, by August Wilson - Should a neglected, discriminated, and misplaced black man living in the mid 1900s possessing a spectacular, yet unfulfilled talent for baseball be satisfied or miserable. The play Fences, written by August Wilson, answers this question by depicting the challenging journey of the main character, Troy Maxon. Troy, an exceptional baseball player during his youth, cannot break the color barrier and is kept from playing in the big leagues. That being his major life setback, Troy has a pessimistic view on the world....   [tags: Fences Essays]
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