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William Armstrong’s Novel, Sounder - Chapters 1-2 Summary William Armstrong’s novel, Sounder, takes place in the home of a Southern American sharecropper in the nineteenth century. In the beginning of the book, it describes an image of the father petting his dog, Sounder, in the pouch. The boy asks his father where he first got Sounder. The father explains how Sounder came to him along the road when he was a pup. The boy loves Sounder and thinks no other animal in the world can replace him. He thinks the most impressive thing about Sounder is its bark....   [tags: William Armstrong, Sounder] 1222 words
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The Leadership of Lance Armstrong - TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 BIOGRAPHY 2 HEALTH PROBLEM 3 FOUNDATION 4 PHILOSOPHY-VISION-VALUES 5 E.I. COMPETENCIES 5 IMPACT 6 CONCLUSION 7 BIBLIOGRAPHY 7 INTRODUCTION A leader is a person who inspires. He brings the best out of his people and they, in turn, follow him in the realization of his goals. In other words, a true leader communicates his aspirations and creates a shared passion for a common objective. In order to be effective, a leader must first believe in his vision so as to be able to convey his thoughts to others and consequently convince them of the importance of his idea....   [tags: Lance Armstrong] 1873 words
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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz - Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays] 922 words
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Neil Armstrong - Neil Armstrong When Neil Armstrong was two years old he loved going to the Airport to watch the planes take off and land. He got so excited just watching. When he was five years old he pretended that he was hovering over his bed. He wanted to fly. He loved airplanes and at six years old he had his first airplane ride. He was so smart in school that they moved him from second grade into third grade because he was reading at a fifth grade level. Every airplane book he got his hands on he read. He always liked building model airplanes....   [tags: Moon Flying Armstrong Biography Essays] 691 words
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Louis Armstrong: "Pops" of Jazz - Louis Armstrong, asked to define jazz, said “if you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know” (Cooke and Horn 2). As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre. Armstrong’s style itself became out of step with a public demand by the early 40s (Larkin 246). Yet, even as Armstrong fell out of style, he greatly influenced later jazz artists. Armstrong’s creation of scat singing – vocal with random syllables – has been imitated by other musicians. Armstrong’s sophisticated pitch choice and extended range of his trumpet was revered and imitated....   [tags: Biography, Scat Singing]
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Louis Armstrong and His Music - Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, new orleans, scat music]
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A Brief Biography of Louis Armstrong - ... These skills also helped Armstrong with his jazz improvisation and later helped him begin the remarkable jazz transition from improvisation to solo performances. This was one of the first great accomplishments in Armstrong’s career, and the number of his feats constantly increased throughout his prosperous musical career. However, throughout Armstrong’s life, the United States was plagued with racism and segregation. From 1876 to 1965, the U.S. was a Jim Crow Law nation, and only 5 years before Armstrong’s birth, there was the infamous Plessy vs....   [tags: ambassadors to democracy] 1360 words
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Louis Armstrong's Journey to Success - Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was Mary Albert and his father was William Armstrong. He was born into a poor family and his father left the family when Louis was a baby. Later in life, Louis attended the Fisk School for Boys. He did many things to make money including working as a paperboy, finding food and selling it to restaurants, and hauling coal to Storyville (which introduced him to the music he would later play). Armstrong eventually dropped out of the Fisk School for Boys at the age of 11 and joined a quartet of boys....   [tags: musician, popularity, marriage] 572 words
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The Life of Geroge Armstrong Custer - ... By 1876, still in the Black Hills, tensions had risen between the United States and the Plains Indian Tribes, leading to a battle on June 25-26 by the Little Bighorn River between Custer’s 7th Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne Tribes led by Crazy Horse and White Bull. Around 500 U.S. soldiers met an estimated 3,500 Indian warriors. All the U.S. troops were killed in what is often referred to as, “Custer’s Last Stand.” Custer was a part of many American Civil wars like First Battle of Bull Run, Peninsula Campaign, Battle in Antietam, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Siege Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign....   [tags: US history, civil war, ] 891 words
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Biography of Louis Armstrong - ... “Louis was naturally a lively boy. He was always willing to be quiet [;] however… he could persuade his great grandmother to tell stories of her girl hood” (15). Although he was a charm, he also got into trouble. “By the time he was ten years old, he was asserting his own fists… his mother [would come] home to find her son with a bloody nose or a bruised eyes, she… begged him not to fight…” (27). Growing up music surrounded him; whether it was rhythms, beats, or even the sound of the train tracks, surrounded him....   [tags: sucess and fame, jazz, music] 1420 words
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Armstrong World Industries Inc. - Armstrong World Industries, Inc is an international leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. It is the world’s largest producer of acoustical ceilings. Its customers range from large-scale distributors and big subcontractors. Armstrong world industries have two different product lines, which include flooring products and ceiling products. In the line of flooring products, there exists various floor coverings and they include hardwood floors made from different wood species like classic oak to exotic tropical hardwoods....   [tags: floors, ceilings, designs] 523 words
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Louis Armstrong- Inspirational Mind - Louis Armstrong Inspirational Mind There are many influential minds that have made a huge inspirational impact on society and the 21st century. Louis Armstrong changed the culture of American musical figures to the public. In my opinion he has had outstanding artistic achievement and is one of the people in the world that can be accounted for making a difference. His work actually proceeds the growing interest in civil rights change. Louis Armstrong is most known for his work of Jazz. Just the nature of music and Jazz was valued more everywhere (Merod, 2011).There was an attitude shift when his music went worldwide, people where more self-asserted and motivated by him....   [tags: Influential, Biography, Music]
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Louis Armstrong - New Orleans, Louisiana, a city most known for its tasty seafood, its French cuisine, and its largest celebration of Mardi Gras in the nation, also has a long history of being innovative when it comes to the subject of music. This can be proven when looking at the creation of multiple musical genres including jazz. Most notably, Dixieland Jazz or New Orleans style jazz took root in the city throughout the early 20th century. Throughout this period, many artists began to implement this new style of music that derived ultimately from the roots of jazz....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz Music, Biography]
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Louis Armstrong - Q5. Armstrong’s contribution was also significant in regards of racial justice. His development of instrumental, vocal, and stylistic techniques partnered with his breathtaking talent open doors to the acceptance of white Americans. (Tanenhaus, 19) This was made evident when after Ford Motor Company made attempts to release Armstrong from The Edsel Show prior to their profligate TV laugh of their new automobile line for his public outburst and statements on race. Ford’s plans backfired when Armstrong remained on the show and played alongside of Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frand Sinatra no more than a short month after the controversy....   [tags: Music, Jazz] 627 words
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Comparing Louis Armstrong and Etta James - ... Another of Armstrong’s most famous hits is ‘We have all the time in the world’. This track is most famous for featuring in the 1969 “James Bond” Movie, “On her majesties’ secret service”. This track is also recognized as Armstrong’s last recorded track. The structure of this track is in ternary form. The song opens with lower strings, drum kit and acoustic guitar, before Armstrong begins to sing with the main vocal melody. The songs melody then develops briefly before returning to the original melodic idea....   [tags: famous and influential Jazz artists] 1693 words
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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s - Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]
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William George Armstrong and The Hydraulics System - ... They also provide fast and accurate responses to controls. As a result, liquid-related power systems are a lot used in modern aircraft, cars, heavy industrial machinery, and many kinds of machine tools. Motors in a liquid-related power system are commonly classified into two basic types: linear motors and rotational motors. A linear motor, also called a liquid-related cylinder, consists of a piston and a cylindrical outer casing. The piston makes up/is equal to the mechanical interface across which energy from the fluid is moved to the motor mechanism....   [tags: Bernoulli's law and Pascal’s Law] 1201 words
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NASA Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong - ... The Explorer 1 was formally known as Satellite 1958 Alpha. The program at the California Institute of Technology that was to make the Explorer 1 had taken only three months to build the satellite. The Explorer 1 was launched in January 31, 1958 from Cape Canaveral and was America's first satellite. It was sent up into space with the use of a Jupiter-C vehicle, which is "a special modification of the Redstone ballistic missile" (Explorer-I and Jupiter-C). The Jupiter-C vehicle was, under the management of Dr....   [tags: soviet union, satellite, space shuttles] 1345 words
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Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles - Pedaling strong through the Pyrenees Mountains at remarkable speed, Lance Armstrong approached the tenth stage of the Tour de France. Beginning at an elevation of thirty-three feet above sea level, Armstrong was in sixteenth position with five minutes and fifty-four seconds separating him and the leader. For many this would be an insurmountable amount of time to makeup, especially on a stage containing such a grueling and exhausting climb, but Armstrong saw it as an opportunity to put his great mountain-climbing skills to work (Stein 60)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Jack Teagarden, Louis Armstrong, Troy Andrews - ... Many people have many of his albums. He recorded many records in the late 1920’s (“Jack Teagarden” 1). He had a very good life. He was very famous for what he did. He was born in 1905 and died in 1964 (“Jack Teagarden” 1). He will be remembered as a good person and a great musician. Troy Andrews Troy Andrews is also a jazz musician. He is known around the world as “Trombone Shorty”. He has performed many concerts, mainly in New Orleans (“Trombone Shorty” 12). He is one of the most talented jazz musicians in the world....   [tags: Great Musicians]
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The Career of Lance Armstrong - It’s a year since we bid farewell to a legend the ultimate cycling champion. He is a cyclist who has overcome all the challenges life has thrown his way and still continues to do so. Lance Armstrong known around the world for what he has achieved and overcome. Armstrong’s name has become synonymous with the unique yellow jersey of the punishing Tour De France. It is the life and story of a true legend. Armstrong is just a man like any one of us a man who had dreams as a child of becoming someone famous his dream was to win the tour de France at twenty –four he was well on his way to becoming a top cyclist then in October 1996 he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer it seemed as if...   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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A Great African American Musician, Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Biography Younger Years The great musician, Louis Armstrong was born on the 4th day of August in 1901, in Louisiana, New Orleans. Louis lived an extremely tough childhood. His father worked as a factory worker, who abandoned the family quickly after Louis's birth. His mother, frequently left the family and left him with his maternal grandmother. Louis was forced to leave the fifth grade to start working. The Karnofsky’s, a Jewish family offered young Louis a job collecting junk, and distributing coal....   [tags: instruments, jazz, trumpet] 549 words
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Lance Armstrong and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances - ... Anabolic steroids are mainly used by football players and weightlifters. They are used to increase strength build muscle. Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of a hormone: testosterone. The third and final common PEDs are (performance enhancing drugs) are steroid precursors. They are substances that the body turns into anabolic steroids. Two of them include dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) androstenedione ("andro"). They are also used to increase muscle mass. Most of them are illegal if you don’t have a prescription....   [tags: athletes, drugs, honor] 813 words
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The Development of George Armstrong Custer's Effective Career - George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and also in the Indian Wars. Raised in the cities Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted in West Point in 1858, where he was graduated last in his class. However, with outbreak of the Civil War, all officers were needed, and Custer was called in to serve for the Union. General Custer developed a strong reputation throughout the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, and also in the First Battle of Bull Run....   [tags: commander, battle, army] 1559 words
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Biography of Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong was born in one of the poorest sections in New Orleans, August 4, 1901. Louis a hard-working kid who helped his mother and sister by working every type of job there was, including going out on street corners at night to singing for coins. Slowly making money, Louis bought his first horn, a cornet. At age eleven Armstrong was sent to juvenile Jones Home for the colored waifs for firing a pistol on New Year’s Eve. While in jail Armstrong received his first formal music lesson from one of the friends he met their, he later played in Home’s brass band that was located in the same facility....   [tags: essays research papers] 1230 words
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The Louis Armstrong Discography - about the discography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDEMAN 1923-25 HOT 5 & 7 1925-28 STARDOM 1929-32 THE 30'S 1932-42 WAR YEARS 1942-46 ALL-STARS 1942-56 PURE GOLD 1956-63 TWILIGHT 1963-71 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evolution of the All-Stars feedback credit where it's due other links to louis (c) 1999 scott johnson The Louis Armstrong Discography Most historians agree; when it comes to influential musicians in this century, one name stands above the rest....   [tags: essays research papers] 371 words
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Colonel George Armstrong Custer - Colonel George Armstrong Custer The West's most famous battle pitted glory seeking Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry against 3,000 warriors under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull had been told to report to the Sioux reservation by the end of January 1876. when he chose to stay on his land that had earlier been promised to him and his people in a treaty, the government, or mostly the War Department declared Sitting Bull and his people hostile and planned a large scale military advance....   [tags: Papers] 738 words
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General George Armstrong Custer - General George Armstrong Custer During the course of this Assessment I will be sceptically and analytically examining the role and background of General George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Conflict at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and during the Civil War. All sources of information or evidence used will be thoroughly examined in order to eliminate as much bias as possible. The essay has been written using subheadings for easier navigation and for clearer understanding of my findings....   [tags: Papers] 1720 words
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Islam, By Karen Armstrong - Islam is the world's fastest growing faith. It all began in 610 C.E. when the Prophet Muhammad received revelations of the Quran in Mecca. Islam's reputation of promoting a strict and controlling government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism is not completely correct. Islam is a rich and complex religion that is often misunderstood in the modern world. There have been many obstacles that have been faced. Islam wouldn't exist today with its leaders, the Crusades, and their empires. The most important leader was, of course, Muhammad....   [tags: Islam Muslim Religion History] 735 words
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Louis Armstrong - The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong Among the most popular and appreciated musicians of our time, Louis "Satchmo" Armostrong brought a musical presence, technical mastery, and imaginative genius that "so overwhelmed musicians of his day that he became their principle model, leaving an indelible imprint on the music" (Kernfield 27). When reviewing Armstrong's life work, his years with us can be divided into two aspects, his personal life and his music. While giving significant background of Armstrong's life, his paper will also introduce and explain the impact that he had on music and the world of jazz....   [tags: Biography] 1392 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's Influential Career Louis Armstrong’s Influential Career Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today – a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents’ separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician. Louis Armstrong was born in 1900 and raised by a poor New Orleans family. At twelve he was sent to reform school for firing a gun in the air on New Year's Eve. There he learned to play the cornet, which was his introduction to music....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901 to Mayanne and William Armstrong. His father abandoned his family during Louis' infancy. Louis spent the first years of his life with his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong. After age five, Louis moved back with his mother and his sister, "Mama Lucy." The family was forced to live in stark poverty. Louis got into some trouble when he was just 12 years old and was placed in the Waif's Home for Boys. It was there that he first received musical instruction and learned to play the coronet....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong I choose to discuss Louis Daniel Armstrong, one of America's most influential singers and trumpeter. He had a rough/rasping, trademark "gravelly" voice, which you can still recognize till this day. Armstrong was given the nickname "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) on one of his first visit's to London. He had a rough childhood and had to start working at an early age to support his family. Singing on street corners for mere pennies, was just one of the numerous jobs he held, to survive....   [tags: Jazz, Dixieland, Music] 317 words
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Lance Armstrong - Only with his Tour de France title finally assured during the last leg on the cobblestoned Champs-Elys Dees, did Lance Armstrong celebrate by lifting a flute of champagne to a resounding "Cheers!' Overcoming crashes, illness, hard-charging rivals and plain old bad luck, the Texan won his hardest but sweetest Tour on Sunday -- a record-tying fifth straight that places him among the greatest cyclists ever. Unlike previous years, when he won by comfortable margins, the grueling 23-day, 2,125-mile clockwise trek around France pushed Armstrong to the limit....   [tags: Tour de France] 1002 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, a lack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920s but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920s. Starting out at a young age he never knew that one day he would be such a popular jazz player and also not knowing that one day he might even be called a hero....   [tags: Jazz Player Music Musician Biography Essays] 1182 words
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Louis Armstrong - When most of us here the word leader we think of a superior being. A person that is totally unlike any other. There have been many leaders in the past centuries. One that I found most significant was Louis Armstrong. He was a great musician in so many ways. He patented his own style of music that became known and loved all over the world. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mayanne and William Armstrong. Louis had many great accomplishments throughout his life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Neil Armstrong - Neil Armstrong Background Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the year 1930. His services as a pilot were called upon during the Korean War. Shortly after graduating from Purdue University in 1955, Armstrong joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, then known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. At the time the functions of the N.A.C. were to plan, direct, and conduct all United States aeronautical and space activities, except for those that were primarily military....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Gillian Armstrong - The first reason I chose Gillian Armstrong for my research paper is because I admire her dedication and ambition to become a director even though it was a male-dominated job at the time. She is an extremely ambitious and independent woman that didn’t let anything get in her way of pursuing her goal to become a director. The second reason I picked Gillian Armstrong is because she is the director of Little Women, which has been an all-time favorite film of mine since I was little. Armstrong has explored several genres, including gangster, musical, and most frequently, period drama....   [tags: essays research papers] 1641 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was one of the most popular musicians of his time. Upon initiating my research, I was surprised to find conflicting dates as to when he was born. Encarta Africa said he was born in 1901, 1001 things to know about African American history-1898, regular Encarta --1900, "Little Louis and the jazz band" by Angela Shelf Medearis says his date of birth is August 4, 1901. The book "Jazz Stars" by Richard Rennert states that Louis Armstrong was born in 1899, the book "Louis Armstrong" by Sam Tanenhaus says he was born on July 4, 1900....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong "He was born in the south at a time when a black boy could expect nothing but to grow up, work hard at the lowest jobs all his life, and hope somehow, somewhere manage to stay healthy and get a little out of life."(P.1 Collier) Get a little out of life Louis did, a pure genius he revolutionized America's first true form of art, jazz. Doing a paper on Louis Armstrong has been enjoyable to do and the information that is available on Armstrong is endless. So much that this paper is going to concentrate on Louis Childhood how he got involved with music and the early years of his music career with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band and the recordings of the Hot 5's and Hot 7's....   [tags: Papers] 1531 words
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Lance Armstrong - Rough Draft: English Paper "Some things you can't win, though I don't like to admit it. I'm not used to losing much of anything, whether it's a race or a debate, but among things I've nearly lost are my life, my neck, and my good name, and I've gained a realization: a life of unbroken success is not only impossible, its probably not even good for you. Some losses are more tolerable than others, and some things are unrecoverable, and the echelons of loss change in crisis. It's surprising what you can let go of, depending on the circumstances....   [tags: Biography] 992 words
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Lance Armstrong - "Whoosh!" was the sound of the wind blowing into his face as he raced through the mountain's monstrous decent. As he raced through the Pyrenees, he thought about everything that had occurred in the past couple of years of his life. He felt his heart pounding as he pedaled through the dirt and rocks. Cycling is a tough sport that only certain athletes can endure. The long and painful climbs up a 2,000 foot hill are not the easiest things to do, but certain athletes have done well enough to call themselves champions of the sport....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography] 1165 words
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Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood - Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician. In this paper, you will read about how Louis Armstrong became one of the most influential people/musicians of his time....   [tags: essays research papers] 3932 words
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Myths, Symbols and Images in select poems of Jeannette C. Armstrong - Introduction ‘Half-breed’ is the term used by the whites in Canada to denote the natives who are born out of the native blood line; eg:The Metis are descendants of the marriage between the French, Amerindians and the natives of Canada. The word ‘metis’ means ‘mixing up’. The various indigenous tribes in Canada were homogenized by the European colonizers under the process of conversion to Christianity. The whites imposed their tradition and culture onto the aboriginals who had diverse and varied rituals, customs and traditions....   [tags: Postcolonial Literatures]
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George Armstrong Custer: Respected General or Civil War Embarrassment? - How would you feel if you were the person that lead 231 men to their deaths?(George Custer) My guess would be pretty horrible. Well, there is one man in history that did just that and his name was George Armstrong Custer. What do you think: respectable man of war or an embarrassment to the civil war heros. George Armstrong Custer was born on the fifth of December in the year 1839 in New Rumley, Ohio. He grew up in Harrison County with his siblings and proud parents, Emanuel Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick.(George A....   [tags: US army, military genius, General Custer]
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Motivation of Lance Armstrong and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - All of the work, training, health, and passion that Lance Armstrong possesses is amazing. Every obstacle that he has faced, he has not only survived but has also used to improve his personal and professional life. In the Tour de France, the goal of every competitor is the same, to prove they are the best cyclist in the world. Armstrong has proven this seven consecutive times. Armstrong exemplifies Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory regarding one's motivation in life. The five needs discussed in this theory can be shown as a pyramid....   [tags: Psychology] 1005 words
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Guilt in Sports and The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - ... Both of them may have their upside in a way but obviously the biggest problems are downsides. Nobody likes dealing with guilt whether it’s public or private, but I believe and many studies have proven, that coming clean is by far the best thing to do for ones well-being. There are tabloids out every day stating that somebody finally came clean on something because they just couldn’t handle it eating away at them. Such as in the first few chapters when Hester is really taking the brunt of everything going on around her....   [tags: lance armstrong, steroids, remorse] 612 words
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Sports and Performance Enhancers Steroids and Blood Doping - ... Michael Rasmussen is a retired Danish rider who competed in many professional road racing and mountain biking events and tours. He won the best climber classification in 2005 and 2006 at the tour de France. In the 2007 tour de France, Michael was suspended from the Danish national cycling team for missing pre-race doping test. Michaels’ response was, "I do admit that I've committed an administrative error. I was informed of this at the Danish championship two and a half weeks ago, so it's no news......   [tags: addiction, Lance Armstrong ] 977 words
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The Atari Video Computer System - ... After Atari’s financial problems, Nintendo decided to do things alone. James Morgan worked with Warner co. to create “NATCO” (New Atari Company). Atari was a pioneer for game consoles today by being the first at home, flexible game console. It has affected the entertainment industry tremendously. Without Atari we would not be where we are today with entertainment.   The Goonies “The Goonies” is about a group of friends living in the Goon Docks in Astoria, Georgia who face foreclosure on their homes from the expanding business next to it....   [tags: stretch armstrong, the goonies] 641 words
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Apollo 11’s Significance Nationally - ... Kennedy was in presidential term when the goal to land on the moon was set, on May 25, 1961. The first color TV transmission to Earth was made from Apollo 11 during the translunar coast. When Neil Armstrong and Aldrin put on their suits to check out the lunar module, they made the second television transmission, delineating that everything was going as planned. By doing this, the audience was able to realize that America was doing it, they were going to land on the moon and revolutionize history....   [tags: space travel, Armstrong and Aldrin] 1001 words
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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Athletes - ... Sports is a competitive game in which athletes feel obliged to win and strive to become better than others. Although the improvement of sports has increased greatly, there are rules and regulations that must be followed. Sports include the protection of the health and safety of the athletes. It also includes the respect for medical and sport ethics. With unfair advantages due to medical conditions, it does not ensure an equal chance for everyone during a competitive game. Steroids involved in sports causes natural athletes that have beaten incredible and unbelievable records previously to be masked by athletes of today that have exceeded records with the help of performance-enhancing dru...   [tags: sports, steroids, lance armstrong] 658 words
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Perfection at a Price: Athetles and Doping - Although pressure from society plays a colossal role in the use of PED’s, the two prominent reasons for doping go hand in hand, fame and wealth. Many athletes feel compelled to use these substances in hopes that it will result in them gaining recognition and money (Silverstein 25). If athletes can perform well, they will be viewed as a thriving athlete and will be in the spotlight much longer, gaining them millions of dollars in the process. When professionals perform well, they receive endorsements from different companies as well as a variety of opportunities to be a sponsor for a variety of programs (Gravelee, Fogelman, Alexander)....   [tags: fame, wealth, recognition, lance armstrong]
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Reasons the Moon Landings Could Be a Hoax - “Every sight in space is spectacular.” This was said by Neil Armstrong, the first man to supposedly land on the moon. The question is, did he really land on the moon, or was it a broadcasted fraud. Thousands of Americans argue that it was a setup such as the attacks on September 11, and every day, somebody changes their opinion on what really happened. For many years, people have been trying to figure out this occasion, and ever since Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin Ventured down from the moon, conspiracies have been appearing....   [tags: neil armstrong, nasa, moon landing]
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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - “Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last week after the International Cycling Union decided that he was a ringleader of a doping program on his winning cycling team. Armstrong became a heroic figure for many, not just because of his cycling feats, but also because he is a cancer survivor and the founder of the highly respected Livestrong cancer foundation” (Gonchar). Many children when beginning a sport always have an idol that they look up to and want to be just like....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]
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Early Space Advacements - “That’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” That is one of the most memorable quotes said by Neil Armstrong (1969) when he landed on the moon. However, do you know about the previous events that lead to this remarkable achievement. Also, do you know about all the the other remarkable space achievements. This includes the motivation from President Kennedy’s speech, the successful use of satellites, and the previous manned missions. These events all helped in getting a man to land on the moon, which soon led to the conclusion of the Space Race....   [tags: astronomy, neil armstrong]
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The Future of Space Travel - An Astronomy Conversation: The Future of Space Travel An Astronomy topic that has always been intriguing is space travel. The ability to rocket into space, look down on Earth, and “…explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before” (IMDB) is an adventure that people dream of experiencing. On July 20, 1969, an estimated six million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the Moon (Nixon Library). Presently, people are paying Virgin Galactic $250,000 to reserve a seat on a spaceship that is expected to tour suborbital space in the near future (Virgin Galactic)....   [tags: armstrong, moon, mars, food, fuel]
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Louis Armstrong and The Jazz Mecca - The Jazz Mecca There’s a relaxing feeling that comes over me when I tune in to 90.9FM on the radio on my way to school. There aren’t many people my age that listen to jazz, though. I told a friend of mine to listen to a standard that I’d heard earlier that day, and he told me he turned it off as soon as he recognized the genre, telling me that “it’s old-folk music, I can’t take it seriously”. Although I didn’t take his comment to heart, I really thought about our generation and why jazz music isn’t as popular nowadays....   [tags: music, racism, poverty]
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Battle of little bighorn - LTC George Armstrong Custer did not effectively apply the concept of mission command as a warfighting function during the Battle of Little Bighorn. While it is important to understand the context in which Custer made his decisions, those circumstances offer little in terms of excusing the fiasco that was Little Bighorn. Custer failed to follow orders, did not take pertinent intelligence into consideration, did not adequately plan or execute protection of his forces, and fought without essential fires equipment available to him....   [tags: history, ltc george armstrong custer]
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The History of Jazz - Jazz is a music genre believed to have begun at the beginning of the 20th, where scholars argue that its birth came from African-American communities of the Southern United States. It is argued that it was the first American music style that influenced music globally, and that its growth came from the post Civil War and Emancipation era. This was a time when freed slaves were able to travel, spreading their African culture of rhythm and tonality with them, facilitated by the availability of instruments from the bands of Civil War Armies....   [tags: american blues, louis armstrong, genre]
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The Female Agency - In Nancy Armstrong’s “The Politics of Domesticating Culture, Then and Now” she discusses the female agency and how it was shaped through the novel. The female agency is the way the female has resisted the male dominated structure of society and instead their femininity has changed and shaped the composition of literature. Two examples of the female agency in literature are Daniel Defoe’s “Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress” and Samuel Richardson’s “Pamela or Virtue Reward”. These two novels have female protagonist, who are very different, but, but both display the key elements of female agency....   [tags: Nancy Armstrong, The Politics of Domesticating Cul] 1071 words
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The Most Popular Instrument of All Time: The Trumpet - ... He starred in the best theaters, dance halls, and nightclubs. Per the biography, Armstrong formed a small ensemble called the All-Stars, in 1947; they were a group of extraordinary players whose success revitalized mainstream jazz. Armstrong performed for his public, until his health slowed down his singing and trumpet playing. Armstrong kept working until his death. Through his contribution to early Jazz, he had a direct hand in developing the new field of academic jazz scholarship, although it had been extensively debatable on his contribution....   [tags: music history, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong] 879 words
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Values in Sports - Earlier this January, one of the largest performance enhancing drug scandals in the history of sports became public. Lance Armstrong, a former 7 time consecutive winner of the Tour de France, admitted in Oprah’s televised interview that he consumed banned substances in competitive cycling races. One of the main reasons Armstrong listed for his illegal drugs use, was the desire to win at any cost; to compete at the highest possible level. The definition of compete, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, means to “strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same”....   [tags: Doping, Lance Armstrong, Drug Scandals]
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One Giant Lie for Mankind: Was the Moon Landing a Hoax? - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” is one of the most recognized quotes by Neil Armstrong as he was taking the first human steps on the moon. But was he actually on the moon. Some would say that on July 20, 1969, man did not make it to the moon and Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin never touched the lunar surface of the moon. The explanation is that the government faked the landing and moon walk somehow. Why fake the moon landing though. This was a momentous time in American history and it could be a lie....   [tags: lunar surface, Neil Armstrong, American history]
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Jazz Age - music alike ( Windfield 240). A lot of musicians were involved, from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington. The Jazz movement affected United States history and the future music industry in a variety of ways. Initially, the first jazz is said to have been played by funeral bands that wailed music full of soul and sadness as the followed horse drawn hearses down the streets of New Orleans. It was blues music though (Winfield 157). Many historians mark the start of the “Jazz Age” on November 12, 1917- the day the Department of the Navy closed a thirty-eight square-block neighborhood known as storyville in the city of New Orleans....   [tags: Music, Armstrong, Ellington] 1225 words
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space, the final frontier, is a perplexing place that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, strives to better understand. NASA’s purpose is “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” For over fifty years, NASA has been pushing the development of new technologies that will help humanity to better understand the universe in which they live. NASA has a rich and diverse history that extends back more than fifty years....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, space technology, solar system]
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The Colonization of Space - “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” Neil Armstrong said this about his famous trip in which he was the first man to have stepped on the moon, being one of the few who have had this opportunity. Earth has been home to humankind since its birth. Now humanity has managed to tame Earth and the next step is to traverse into the reaches of the solar system, although Earth will always be the home to humanity but there are other possible homes for us in this galaxy through colonization....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, solar sytem, Earth, galaxy]
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"Coffee & Beignets" - ... While at Waifs’ Home, Mr. Pete gave Armstrong the chance to join the brass band where he got to play multiple instruments including the bugle, the trumpet, and the cornet where Armstrong eventually became the band’s lead brass player. Thus, through these particular experiences Armstrong ultimately found his calling, the trumpet. Armstrong’s musical career and consequently his foray into writing and composing music began in his adolescent years. Around age thirteen, Armstrong was still held at Waifs’ Home, however he was presented with opportunities to expand his musical talents by spreading his gifts throughout New Orleans....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, french food] 1422 words
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Analyzing the Relationship Between the Celebrity Endorser and Product in an Advertisement - Advertising is vital to the success of companies within society. Through advertisements, companies are able to keep the general public informed, and reminded of new products and services available to them. As a result, it allows businesses to prosper and grow. However, the strength and believability of advertisements is what draws the attention of consumers, and persuades them to indulge in the product. Therefore, this is a vital component of advertising. In this assignment the relationship between the celebrity endorser and product in a magazine advertisement will be analyzed....   [tags: Advertising] 988 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Everyone has that one person who they look up to and considers them their role model. They will then do whatever they can to be just like that person. Many tri-athletes and cyclists might have looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model since he was successful and started training at such a young age. The United States Olympic Development team invited him to train as a cyclist, which then placed eleventh in the World Championship Road Race with the best time any American has ever had” (“Lance Armstrong Biography”)....   [tags: athlete, EPO, risks] 2923 words
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Morality of Murder in Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - ... The novel suggests that murder is allowed under the right circumstances. If the kidnapping case is hideous and Ratchett is too evil, it is fine to kill him. This is the risk for the Armstrong family because they will be arrested. However, the Armstrongs are successful and they will not receive punishment for their crime. Poirot knows how For the Armstrong family, the sentence of death that Ratchett escaped needs to carry out to prevent him from attacking other children like Daisy Armstrong. Most people believe that the lie can destroy the relationship....   [tags: dishonestly, morals, relationships] 978 words
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Empire of the Air: Invention of the Radio - Radio waves were first discovered in 1887, but radio itself was initially invented by Italian Guglielmo Marconi in 1895 (1). His biggest mentioned success was in 1901, when he managed to broadcast the letter “S” across the Atlantic Ocean (1). However, he focused primarily on point-to-point transmissions, not large scale broadcasts from one point (F). As such, three American inventors - Lee De Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff - took credit for making radio as it is today a success (F)....   [tags: Guglielmo Marconi, history of technology]
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A Musical Talent to Behold - ... In 1925 when Louis was 18 years old he created his own band that would show his ability of being unique on stage while in the heat of the moment. This form of improvisation came about when Armstrong was performing with his band and his sheet music fell on the ground, yet he did not stop carrying out the concert because with quick-thinking he began to play random notes that sounded beautifully when molded together in harmony thus the birth of jazz. After this amazing accomplishment to perform on the spot Louis Armstrong began to become more popular as his career developed and gained the attention of non-jazz fans....   [tags: jazz, music] 735 words
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Louis, Duke, and Ella: Strong, Willing, and Fit - All New Orleanians have a favorite genre of music, and even if that genre is not jazz they still hold the greats of jazz music to the highest regard. Jazz music was born and bred in the south, which is why musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald are common names here. The average person knows that these musicians rose to achieve musical success and national fame. However, most people are unaware of how these musicians affected each other’s lives both directly and indirectly....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz]
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Youth Behaviors and The Jazz Age - In the 1920s the youth made a break from the traditional way of life. This caused much misunderstanding from the old who didn’t like nor wanted to understand the new behaviors of the youth of the day. The decade didn’t just give birth to an age of jazz and rebellious behavior but an age of expression of one’s self, a time of fun and testing one’s human limits. Even though the 1920s were about more than just jazz, Jazz played a big part in the decade. Louis Armstrong was more than just a trumpet player; he was the father of scat singing which is using syllables instead of words....   [tags: rebellious behavior, women, underage drinking] 1038 words
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Analysis of Main Characters in Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie - ... Bouc's sidekick and helps them collect evidence, and was the one who examined the body of Rachett. I put a picture of a doctor, and a doctor bag with doctor things around it. Mary Debenham she is a calm, and cool woman. She was the ne how planned the killing of Rachett. Hercule Poirot is most concerned with her because he over heard a conversation that she had with Colonel Arbuthnot on the train. I put a women who looks calm, and not suspicious. Colonel Arbuthnot is very polite, and is nice to everybody....   [tags: roles, characters, scrapebook] 807 words
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Learning With Style - ... Using sight, sound, touch and action to impart information to impart information to students is a nod to the theory of multiple intelligences. A key point to the theory of multiple intelligence is that every individual contains each intelligence to some degree, and everyone is capable of developing each intelligence to a level of competence (Armstrong). Instructors using the theory should be aware that while understanding a student’s strengths allows them to be taught more effectively; it is important to present students with opportunities to strengthen their weaknesses....   [tags: Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences]
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The Influence of Jazz Around the World - Jazz music originated in the late 1800s in the southern area of the United States. Its’ specific birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the first genre of music to adopt other genres of music and blend them together. When the topic of music is brought up, many artists often refer to New Orleans as being the Melting Pot of Sound. Genres that were adopted by jazz are opera, folk music, blues, a variety of church music, ragtime, and African drumming. All of those sounds merged together and became the face of jazz....   [tags: Music]
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Negative Impacts of HIV - The world is constantly fighting against diseases. More than 21 million people have already died due to AIDS throughout the duration of the pandemic (Kanabus et al., 2012). In 2001, three million people died from AIDS, making it the world’s 4th largest cause of death after heart disease, stroke, and acute lower respiratory infection (Inrig, 2012). The most severely impacted continent in the world is Africa with over %70 of the world’s 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS (Dixon et al., 2002)....   [tags: health, economics, education]
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Film Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott´s Little Women - ... The four March daughters in the novel each have distinguishable personalities. Meg is torn between her desire for wealth and her love for a poor man. Jo is the main character who causes much of the drama between the sisters. She is an intelligent, bold teenager who is a talented writer. Beth battles illness at a young age and is the most reserved daughter in the family. The last March, Amy, is a naive and girly little girl. The accuracy of the portrayal of the characters had been crucial for this film adaptation because it represents the intense sincerity and unity that was held within families during this time period....   [tags: Sisters, Novel, Screenplay] 1139 words
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