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A Rescue From Self Destruction - Louise Erdrich and James Baldwin wrote two similar short stories in which the stories revolve around brotherly connections. One author wrote about a brother’s struggle with post traumatic stress and the other wrote about a brother and his battle with drug addiction. The main characters, Lyman in “The Red Convertible” and the narrator in “Sonny’s Blues,” attempt to rescue their brothers from self destruction. In both stories the main characters brothers have been remitted into society after returning from their individual battles....   [tags: Drugs] 1076 words
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A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, has often been dubbed a “black” play by critics since its debut on Broadway in 1959. This label has been reasonably assigned considering the play has a cast that consists primarily of African American actors; however, when looking beyond the surface of this play and the color of the author and characters, one can see that A Raisin in the Sun actually transcends the boundaries of racial labels through the universal personalities assigned to each character and the realistic family situations that continue to evolve throughout the storyline....   [tags: A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry]
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Actions, Characters and Hubris in Sophocles Antigone - Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. Antigone lives in a village named Thebes. The play Antigone displays Sophocles dramatic skills. Sophocles is a famous Greek writer who defines the golden age of classical Greek drama in the fifth century B.C. In the prologue of Antigone, Antigone pleads with her sister for her life. Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to bury their brother Polyneices (“Antigone”). After Oedipus dies Polyneices and Eteocles is supposed to share the throne. Eteocles never let Polyneices on the throne....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Antigone and the Characterization of Women - Throughout history, women have always stood in the shadows of men. In many cultures, the role of a woman was to be seen and not heard. One of the first "heard" females was as I believe Antigone, of Sophocles’. Antigone, was the descendant of Oedipus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices killed one another, Creon, king of Thebes, forbade the rebel Polynices’ burial. However, Antigone disobeyed him, performed the burial, and was condemned to death for what she had done. Thru her actions she displayed vast uniqueness of a great female leader....   [tags: Cellular Respiration, ] 811 words
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The Important Role of Pride in Sophocles' Antigone - In the novel Antigone by Sophocles, there is much betrayal in the novel, that a enormous quantity of the novel is generally about family, pride, and a drastic amount of drama. In the novel Antigone, the king Creon who was passed the thrown from Etocles because his brother Polynecies killed him for the ruling of Thebes but they both ended dying and Creon does not let anyone bury the body of Polynecies because he was a trader fighting against his brother and Thebes. Antiogone who is the sister of the brothers disobeys Creon and his order....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1518 words
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The Inevitability of Suffering in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues - The Inevitability of Suffering in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues Everyone likes to feel safe. We try to protect ourselves and those we love, to make them feel safe as well. The idea conveyed about safety in James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" is that there is no such thing. The narrator of this story had thought that his brother Sonny was safe. Or at least, that was what he had made himself believe. "I told myself that Sonny was wild, but he wasn't crazy. And he'd always been a good boy, he hadn't ever turned hard or evil or disrespectful, the way kids can, so quick, so quick, especially in Harlem....   [tags: Sonny's Blues Essays]
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An Interpretation of What Work Is - An Interpretation of What Work Is Richard Hugo once wrote "Philip Levine knows a few things so well that he cannot forget them when he writes poetry." I believe that one of these things is the subject of work. Levine's theme of work comes from his past experiences of growing up and working during the time of World War II. Philip Levine grew up in Detroit, Michigan during this very difficult time for the United States. His thoughts were occupied with the war and the fear of being sent overseas; therefore his attention was not focused on such things as poetry....   [tags: What Work Is Essays] 1277 words
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The Character of George Orwell's 1984 - The Character of George Orwell's 1984 Not all the characters in 1984 are rounded individuals like Winston, Julia, and O'Brien. Many have parts like bit players in a stage play, carrying signboards that signal the author's intentions. If you look at them one by one, you'll be able to write about the difference between characters as people and characters as symbols, or emblems. MAJOR CHARACTERS • BIG BROTHER To begin with, Big Brother is not a real person. All-present as he is, all-powerful and forever watching, he is seen only on TV....   [tags: Papers] 3967 words
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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin - "Sonny's Blues" If you were not able to talk to anyone, nor did people want to listen to what you have to say, would that affect you. In the short story, "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, Baldwin writes about two brothers, Sonny and the narrator, who lose communication between one another because Sonny goes to prison. The narrator, having to make a promise to their mother before her death, was to take care and watch over his young brother Sonny no matter what. This turned out not to be the case and the narrator did not pay much attention to his brother's goals as well as doings....   [tags: American Literature] 765 words
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Personal Narrative Dream of Travelling through a Cell - Personal Narrative Dream of Travelling through a Cell My brother was studying for his biology test. The next morning he was telling me about the dream he had. He said he traveled through a cell. I started to call him insane. My brother have an educational dream. I thought to myself, impossible. My brother started to tell me his crazy dream. The first place he came upon was the cell wall. He was trying to find a way out. He said he started to talk to the cell wall. He asked the cell wall the way out....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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Moral and Ethical Issues, A Comparative Study - Control. Power. Decisions, who has the right to make them. Does the Government or a group have that right or does the individual have the right. Throughout history from our first book, the Bible, to our modern novels, literature has impacted our society in a great many ways; it reveals of our faults, and our triumphs, assist society in defining our moral values and ethical views. This paper will explore some moral and ethical issues about choice through several short stories: "Sonny Blue's," "Cathedral," and "The Lottery," and there will be two novels explored primarily; Fahrenheit 451 and George Orwell's 1984....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2296 words
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Analysis of Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin - Analysis of Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin In the story of “Sonny’s Blues,” by Baldwin, the beginning of the story finds Sonny’s brother on his way to work reading about Sonny’s predicament. Sonny got arrested for “peddling and using heroin.” He didn’t want to believe that his brother was in trouble. While teaching his algebra class he was thinking about the past. He remembered when he first suspected his Sonny of using Heroin. He was always under the impression that Sonny was, “wild, but he wasn’t crazy....   [tags: Sonny Blues James Baldwin] 475 words
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Comparison of Film and Book 1984 - Comparison of a Film and Book After reading the book and watching the movie 1984 there were similarities and differences between the two. The novel is about manipulating people in believing in something that isn’t really there and about erasing history. Both the book and film focused on: authority, government, and war. The book and film follow the theme of conformity to control society. Authority was used as a form of intimidation between the working class societies and to keep society from corruption....   [tags: essays research papers] 516 words
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Utopia in the book 1984 by George Orwell and Childhood´s End by Arthur C. Clarke - The definition of the word "Utopia" is defined as a place or state of ideal perfection (A Dictionary of the English Language 1575). How can a society reach a point of Utopia. Although many countries have tried to achieve such a goal, they have been unable to attain a state of perfection. In 1984, written by George Orwell, government takes control of every aspect of person’s life in an attempt to achieve "perfection". In Childhood’s End, written by Arthur C. Clarke, the human race is assimilated into a Supreme Being allowing humanity to enter into state of Utopia....   [tags: essays research papers] 2012 words
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Who is the Greater Villain, Godfrey or Dunstan? - Who is the Greater Villain – Godfrey or Dunstan. My understanding of a villain is a wicked person or some one who tricks someone. In the dictionary a “villain” is defined as a person who is guilty or capable of great wickedness or a criminal. My impressions of Godfrey are that he is weak, however he also has qualities of a villain as well. Godfrey’s younger brother Dunstan is not like Godfrey and he us more like a villain than weak. My initial impressions of Godfrey were that he was a good person....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 794 words
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A River Runs Through It - A River Runs Through It Fly fishing is not what this story is all about, although it might seem so at first. Neither is it about religion, even though the father’s first line is: "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing." Yes, these two things are themes that run through the story and add to its power. But there is so much more. It depicts a place of beauty, history, myth, and mystery, it is a triangle of earth in Montana where the writer grew up....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Surveillance in America - Orwell had a vision of a dystopia that had no freedom. His main goal was to picture “what might society be like when his son is his age, if the injustice and suffering he had witnessed during WWII continued unchecked” (Agathocleous 7). He was concerned for the welfare of his son. Wanting to make sure his son would grow up and not worry about things that he is given from birth. Orwell accuracy in his notions So, when asked about his dystopia Orwell’s only response was “a dark terrifying vision of a world without freedom”....   [tags: oceania, thought police, state control]
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Metaphysics, Epistemology and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - Metaphysics, Epistemology and Orwell's 1984 Since the beginning of recorded time, philosophers have pondered questions of metaphysics (what exists, what is real) and epistemology (how we know what exists and is real, our proof). However in George Orwell's 1984, the need to answer these questions no longer exists for the majority, as the ruling party has created a new reality for its citizens, one in which what is real and what truly exists cannot be questioned. But on the flip side, the protagonist of 1984, Winston Smith, finds himself constantly searching for what is real in his life, and in a larger sense, in the society and world that surrounds him....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays]
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Reconciliation - Reconciliation is stated as “restoration of a state of peace to the relationship, where the entities are at least not harming each other, and can begin to be trusted not to do so in future, which means that revenge is foregone as an option” (Santa-Barbara, 174). This definition is a starting point in understanding reconciliation but does not address the spirit of forgiveness involved. It is important to recognize harms that others have done but it becomes necessary to portray these in a positive and understanding manner....   [tags: Relationships]
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The Character of Dounia in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment - The Character of Dounia Crime and Punishment    Dounia's commitment to her brother is unfaltering. Even when she is presented with the ultimatum of Luzhin, she continues to endure in her dedication and loyalty to her irritable and rascally brother. She realizes that making sure Raskolnikov is there will probably secure her fate in that she will not marry Luzhin. She refuses to do so though if he does not accept his brother. Dounia's commitment and loyalty can be seen in her calm nature about the letter, her loyal response to it, and her actions when she goes to visit her brother--she regards his gestures and words with guarded skepticism, but realizes that he is at least "...   [tags: Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment] 476 words
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George Orwell's 1984 - In modern day life, people have many rights and freedoms that they can claim by being citizens of the United States of America. The citizens of the United States are to abide by the laws and regulations set by the government, but they also have many privileges that help them to prosper and live a happy life. In George Orwell&#8217;s book, 1984, the citizens of London are troubled by the horrific laws that are made by the ruling class, called the Party. The Party sets many laws, and uses mind control to make the people believe that there is no way of life other than abiding by the rules of Big Brother....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 467 words
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Divine Law versus Human Law - Divine Law versus Human Law Sophocles' famous play, Antigone, can be perceived as a conflict between individual conscience and state policy. Yet the issue of the play goes beyond that conflict and touches the universal conditions of suffering, religion, and loyalty. Through Antigone's character--which represents the spheres of family loyalty, divine law, and human suffering, Sophocles conveys the idea that a law of man that violates religious law is not a law at all. He expresses this idea by having Antigone dutifully bury her brother's body although it is against King Kreon's ruling....   [tags: Papers] 696 words
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Totalitarian Regime in Nineteen Eighty Four and the Party's Methods of Control - 1984, written by George Orwell and published in 1949, follows the life of Winston Smith and his attempts to rebel against the totalitarian state in which he lives. Winston lives in London in the country of Oceania, led by Big Brother, a strict party which maintains power and control by censoring everyone's behaviour and thoughts and trying to recreate people in the party's image. Throughout the book, the party attempts to gain complete control over Oceania in many different ways, some, similarly used, currently....   [tags: essays research papers] 1017 words
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The Poor Decision of Antigone to Bury Polynices - It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. This is what Antigone does in Sophocles' story Antigone. She clearly disobeys King Creon's order that no person should bury Antigone's brother, Polynices, which is punishable by penalty of death. In this case, is Antigone's decision the correct one. Her actions affect many of her other countrymen negatively because they cause problems within the royal family, disagreement among the people and directly relate to the death of three people including her own....   [tags: Sophocles essays research papers] 1209 words
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Manipulation of Youth by Dictators - Manipulation of Youth by Dictators Influencing people at a young age is one tactic used by Hitler in Nazi Germany and by Big Brother in 1984 to keep the future of their nations devoted. This tactic is made evident in Nazi Germany and in 1984 by the youth organizations set up by both dictators’. These organizations make their youth feel like they are involved. Both Hitler and Big Brother have ways to brainwash the youth into following. The Spies in 1984 and the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany grow up living the way that their dictator had set up and for the rest of their lives they will be faithful and devoted; it’s the only way that they know....   [tags: essays papers]
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George Orwell's 1984 - George Orwell's 1984 “No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” This quote is not from 1984 but it may as well could be. Bob Dylan said this probably not knowing the connection it has with George Orwell’s 1984. 1984 depicts a dystopian world in which the civilians are watched and brainwashed constantly. There is no conventional freedom, there is no real individual in this world, there is a sense of coldness in 1984. The main character Winston is trying to figure out his past and what is real and what is propaganda in this world....   [tags: 1984 George Orwell] 1032 words
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The Scarlet Ibis - James Hurst's short story, "The Scarlet Ibis" reveals that the brotherly bond between the narrator and Doodle is an essential component in the story. If Doodle was a girl, the brotherly connection and bond would be lost, resulting in many variations throughout the story. If Doodle was a girl the narrator probably wouldn't spend as much time with Doodle. A brother-brother relationship is very different than a brother-sister relationship. Doodle would likely be closer to another female such as her mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 420 words
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Piaget and Cognitive Development - Piaget and Cognitive Development Piaget saw cognitive development as an adaptive process. They gradually learn more about their environment and adapt. Children go through four stages. The preoperational stage is the second stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of two to seven. Children's representational thought grows in this stage, but they have problems with logic. The concrete operational stage is the third stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of seven to 11....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
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Sonnys Blues - Brothers tend to grow apart yet eventually find a way to revive an old beat up relationship. These brothers grew up on the rough streets of Harlem and went their separate ways. Sonny was a drug-addicted musician and his older brother was a high school algebra teacher with a family. The way the two brothers reunite through addiction, memories and strife make their bond seem stronger than ever. Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin, is a story about enlightenment through brotherhood when Sonny and his brother go to the club....   [tags: essays research papers] 758 words
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Between Wishes and Beliefs in Wild Grapes - Between Wishes and Beliefs in Wild Grapes         In "Wild Grapes," Robert Frost demonstrates the complex thoughts and struggles of a woman who lives her life, wishing that she had gained a knowledge that would have made her life different. At the same time, she hopes to preserve the exhilarating way she lives her life. Through the use of character portrayal, metaphor, symbolism, and diction, Robert Frost suggests to the reader that although people know that they should prepare themselves to walk through life, they still listen to their hearts, which causes them to be unprepared for what lies ahead of them....   [tags: Wild Grapes Essays]
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The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst - Dante Alighieri once said, "Avarice, envy, pride, three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all on Fire." In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, it shows how pride can be beneficial in some ways, and harmful in other ways. The story starts out as the narrator of the story has a recollection of his past when his younger brother Doodle was still alive. The narrator tells how everyone believed Doodle is crippled mentally and physically. However, Doodle is a normal human being mentally, but has some difficulties physically....   [tags: Scarlet Ibis Hurst] 704 words
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Sonny's Blues - The story “Sonny’s Blues” By James Baldwin is about a jazz musician and his brother in 1950’s Harlem. The story centers on Sonny who uses jazz music as an escape from his depression. James Baldwin captures the art of jazz during this time period. The themes in this short story are perhaps varied, but all of them revolve around some form of suffering. One theme shows how music can promote change and understanding within relationships. A second theme reveals suffering caused by guilt. Yet another theme references the results of suffering brought about by searching for ones’ identity and how that leads to misunderstanding....   [tags: Jazz Music]
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A Comparison of 'At Sea' and 'Capture of Walter Schnaffs' by Guy De Maupassant - A Comparison of 'At Sea' and 'Capture of Walter Schnaffs' by Guy De Maupassant I have studied several stories written by Guy De Maupassant. In my essay I shall examine, in detail, two stories initially, and then later I shall expand, to other stories. The first story I have chosen is ‘At Sea’. In this story there are two loyal brothers, who work as fisherman. In this harsh life, you must choose the most beneficial outcome; otherwise you are foolish, detrimental and may starve....   [tags: Papers] 2074 words
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Reaction to the Movie, Camille Claudell - Reaction to the Movie, Camille Claudell This is one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. She wasted her life, for a man. Camille was a great sculptor. In her family, she always had the support of her father. She helped her brother with his poems because he liked to write, but that was not very well seen. As well Camille passion for sculpture was not well seen at all, her own mother despite her for what she did. However, she was very strong and always kept going. Everything in her life was going mostly ok until she met Robin, a very prestigious and recognized sculptor....   [tags: Film] 467 words
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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin - There are many things we learn of Sonny and his nameless brother in Sonny's Blues. We learn their mannerisms, hobbies, occupations, and even their addictions. It seems we learn nearly everything about the pair; minus the narrators name, as previously stated. Hearing of their histories and the pains they've under gone, we see how they deal with their pain, which often truly tells character. Sonny's Blues isn't a story of two brothers living in a rough city; one of whom is a talented musician. The story is so much more, it's the point of tossing the main two stereotypes of African-Americans in an urban environment....   [tags: James Baldwin Sonny's Blues] 1007 words
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womenoed Essay on Sophocles' Antigone - Sisters - Sisters Two sisters destined to love each other, but conflict interrupts their paths. The first's journey is one of self-exploration and discovery; the other's of continual oppression and hardships. Ismene and Antigone are the troubled sisters whose decisions take them on different courses, but these same choices also brought them together. Even though their actions show differently, Antigone and Ismene's morals and philosophies show that they are true sisters at heart. Antigone shows the attribute of boldness....   [tags: Antigone essays] 639 words
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Searching for the Skeletons in the Closet: Did Richard III Have his Nephews Killed? - Did Richard III Have His Nephews Killed. The reign of Richard III is something of a paradox. His rule was brief and he lost his crown to a usurper, allowing the House of York to die with him. Yet few English kings have been the subject of such continuous debate, and none have spawned such fervent denigration, or such enthusiastic support. Much of the debate fuelling pro- and anti-Richardians has been whether or not Richard had his two young nephews, Edward V and Richard of York, murdered. Unfortunately to date it has been a debate mired in speculation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive History Essays]
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The Symbolic Use of Light and Dark in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues - The Symbolic Use of Light and Dark in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues In James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" a pair of brothers try to make sense of the urban decay that surrounds and fills them. This quest to puzzle out the truth of the shadows within their hearts and on the streets takes on a great importance. Baldwin meets his audience at a halfway mark: Sonny has already fallen into drug use, and is now trying to return to a clean life with his brother's aid. The narrator must first attempt to understand and make peace with his brother's drug use before he can extend his help and heart to him....   [tags: Sonny Blues Essays]
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George Orwell's 1984: Critical Review - “War is peace; Freedom is slavery; Ignorance is strength” (7). This is the world of Winston Smith. These are the slogans of the Party. The Party is a totalitarian political group, which has control of Airstrip One, formerly England. In George Orwell’s book, 1984, the atmosphere created in the book is that of total control by one man- Big Brother. Big Brother is the leader of the Party and can make people think whatever he wants them to think (32). A large part of the atmosphere is represented by the suspense created by Winston Smith....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 404 words
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Analysis of William Wordsworth's Poem, We are Seven - The Strength of a Family The main character of William Wordsworth's poem, 'We are Seven'; is an eight-year girl that knows more about devotion to her family the most adults ever know. It seems that author is who comes across this child on his journeys. He takes a liking to her right away and even thought, 'Her beauty made me glad.'; I quickly find out that she is one of seven brothers and sisters and she is the only one that is alive and still at home. I say alive, because she has a brother and sister that 'in the church-yard lie';....   [tags: poetry, literary analysis] 844 words
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The Sniper Continues - Original Writing - The Sniper Continues - Original Writing It was cold and empty, all life drained. The Sniper looked deep into his brother's face and reminisced of the days when they would play with toy guns and kill each other. He imagined his brother sitting up and laughing just as he would have done years ago. He still kept looking into his brother's face oblivious to the hail of gunfire around him. He hugged his brother's limp dead body and cried on his shoulder shaking, it took a bullet hitting the chest of his brother to bring him back to his senses....   [tags: Papers] 1331 words
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Rama as an Empire Builder - Rama as an Empire Builder The story of the Ramayana reminds me much of the hard times that USA is in today. I see many similarities between Rama and the USA. Rama is a warrior against evil, and so the United States are claiming. He creates a strong army, which fights by his side until the end. He has allies that contains people such as Sugreeva whom he helped to retain his kingdom from his evil brother. So Sugreeva felt a strong feeling of loyalty towards Rama and it made him fight to the end by Rama’s side....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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Soliloquies - Role of Speaker in Browning's Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister - Role of Speaker in Browning's Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister The speaker in any poem is significant because he enables the reader to aquire information necessary in order to enter the imaginary world of the work. In Browning's Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, the solitary speaker, who is a monk overwhelmed with hatred toward a fellow monk, plays an important role as the guide in the world of the poem. The diction, structure, and tone of the entire poem communicate the speaker's motives, perceptions, emotions, and behavior....   [tags: Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister] 682 words
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Social Psychological Theories of Aggression - Social Psychological Theories of Aggression With increasing violence in the Big Brother House I have been asked to create a report that explains this violence occurring in the Big Brother House in terms of two or more social psychological theories. In general the violence in the big brother house is escalating and theories need to be brought to the attention of the media bosses in order to explain this aggression. The violence does not need to be stopped as the house mates are not breaking any of the Big Brother rules behaving in this manner....   [tags: Papers] 1368 words
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Homophobia in America - Homophobia in America Homophobia continues in our society, urban and rural, which is apparent in Michael Lassell's poem 'How to Watch Your Brother Die' and in Neil Miller's essay 'In Search of Gay America: Ogilvie, Minnesota.' What are homophobic people afraid of. Do they know. Knowledge and awareness of homosexuality is the best way to prevent homophobia. According to Religioustolerance.com 'Homophobia has a variety of meanings, including hatred of homosexuality, hatred of homosexuals, fear of gays and lesbians, and a desire or attempt to discriminate against homosexuals....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Homophobe Essays]
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The Source of Conflict between Antigone and Creon in Sophocles' Antigone - The Source of Conflict between Antigone and Creon in Sophocles’ “Antigone” In the following paper, I plan to discuss the source of conflict between the title characters of Antigone and Creon in Sophocles’ “Antigone”. I also plan to discuss how each character justifies his or her actions and what arguments they give for their justifications. I will also write about the strengths and weaknesses of these arguments. The final points I try to make are about who Sophocles thinks is right and who I think is right....   [tags: Sophocles Antigone] 1274 words
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Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Ordinary People - Ordinary People and The Catcher in the Rye    In this paper I intend to show how the loss of a brother can have the same effects on two different people like Holden Caulfield and Conrad Jarrett.  Both of their lives are turned upside down after the difficult loss of a family member.              In the book Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett has a good life and loving family when his brother dies in a sailboating accident.  Conrad feels lost and confused and he attempts to take his own life as a way out.  He spends eight months in a mental institution and when he comes out he discovered he is a completely different person and has the realization that his old definition of normal...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 626 words
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The Lesson and Mid-term Break - Introduction to The Lesson and Mid-term Break "The Lesson" tells the story of a 10 year old boy who has lost his father in the duration of school time. It goes on the say he's trapped and although he feels grief for the death of his father he realises that he can use the death to "bind the bullies' fist". "Mid-Term Break" is about the loss of a brother. It goes on to say that life goes on even though he has lost his brother and he witnesses things he does not normally experience (his father crying)....   [tags: English Literature] 1855 words
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