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The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos - The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos John Demos in a sense presents themes that are entirely familiar and conventional. The themes of sin, retribution, and repentance are very prevalent in his writing. The loss of piety, the failure of spiritual nerve, the absolute necessity of reform; and the certainty of God's punishment if reform was not achieved appear throughout his book (Demos). (In this instance, Eunice's failure to return to her native land is putting her at risk in the eyes of God). For approximately 60 years John Williams who had been a captive for almost two years, and is one of the main characters of the story writes different letters, sermons, in an effort to reach the captive daughter....   [tags: Demos Unredeemed Captive] 1226 words
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Captive Animals - ... However, zoos knew that stopping extinction would not be a walk in the park, but they are still doing their best against these troubling odds, and sixteen saved populations is a way better accomplishment than just watching as animals struggle to maintain their rightful place on Earth. No matter how negative people talk, zoos are still the ones out in this tough world trying to make a difference. Zoos should not only be known for holding animals captive, because they are also working extremely hard to make sure that animals will always have a future on Earth....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Conflicts in The Unredeemed Captive - ... Neither Rev. Williams nor the Puritans still in the English colonies could prevent the natives from executing her mother after she became exhausted and fell into a lake (p. 29). They also could not fight the natives' decision to separate many families, including her own, by splitting up the captured colonists into small groups (p. 33). The Puritans still in the English colonies were unable to negotiate the prisoners' release in a timely fashion, and the reverend could only tell his fellow captives to continue praying and reciting their catechisms....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Frederick Clegg the Captive - John Fowles' "The Collector," is a story of Frederick Clegg, an introvert that gets easily upset and whose favorite pastime is gathering butterflies. Even though this pastime of his is his obsession, Frederick Clegg decides to collect something more attractive. This something happens to be an art student named Miranda Gray. Ferdinand Clegg knows that he is communally incompetent to woo her in the customary way that other men woo women, and so therefore abducts her and keeps her captive in the cellar of his detached country cottage that he has purchased just to fulfill his degrading intention....   [tags: American Literature] 659 words
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Media Violence and the Captive Audience - Media Violence and the Captive Audience The media, including television programming, cartoons, film, the news, as well as literature and magazines, is a very powerful and pervasive medium for expression. It can reach a large number of people and convey ideas, cultural norms, stereotypic roles, power relationships, ethics, and values. Through these messages, the mass media may have a strong influence on individual behavior, views, and values, as well as in shaping national character and culture....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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A Critical Analysis of John Demos' The Unredeemed Captive - John Demos’s “the Unredeemed Captive” is a story about a man named John Williams, and his five children who were captured by Indians during a war in 1704. John Williams and his children are eventually released, but much to his disappointment, his youngest daughter Eunice remained with her captors, and married an Indian man. This story has a captivating storyline, and makes for a very compelling narrative. In this paper I will attempt to make a critical analysis of John Demos’s work. The major areas I am looking at are the evolution or the piece, from beginning to end, what the major sections of the book are and how they flow together, and how this work is and isn’t a conventional narrative....   [tags: Critical Analysis] 262 words
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Prison Culture: Society of Captives - ... He has to subordinate himself to rules that are not explained and that he cannot comprehend. At the lower end of the chain of command he is forced back into the role of a child that is not a “fully accredited member of the adult society”. As he sets foot into the prison, the inmate is suddenly subject to public humiliation, enforced respect, finality of decisions and many other forms of oppressions that he thought he had long outgrown/escaped. The last deprivation and the one that seems to be perceived as the most anxiety-causing is the loss of a sense of security....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1648 words
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - ... This description of a virtuous woman shows how ingrained social expectations were in the society of 1970's , if one must be perfectly obedient to one other person at all times, then obviously they are captive in both expectations and duty, a duty that was for Firdaus, forced upon her. The captivity is not physical, but rather mental and inflicted onto Firdaus from societal expectations. Firdaus later reflects upon the captivity she felt in her marriage stating “I would rather be a free prostitute than an enslaved wife.” The adjective 'enslaved' shows that Firdaus believes wives to be, literal slaves, captive in their marriage....   [tags: Woman at Point Zero] 1294 words
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Analysis of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore - In the poem “What Are Years,” written by Marianne Moore there are two poetic devices being used in order to convey the meaning of the poem. Through the use of different figures of speech and unique forms, she discusses the different life stages a person experiences. The entire poem is based on powerful metaphors used to discuss the emotions and feelings through each of the stages. For example, she states “The very bird/grown taller as he sings, steels/ his form straight up. Though he is captive (20-22).” These lines demonstrate the stage of adulthood and the daily challenges that a person is faced with....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis] 261 words
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Aztec Warrior - ... The priest would then tear out the still beating heart and hold it toward the sky to offer it to the sun god. The bodies were given to the warriors responsible for their capture, cremated, or used for cannibalism in ritual. Another form of sacrifice commonly used for high-ranking captives, who were forced into a gladiatorial sacrifice. The captive would be painted, given a shield and a feathered club, and forced to drink Octili, a fermented sap similar to tequila. Then the captive fought an Aztec warrior usually an Eagle or Jaguar Warrior....   [tags: History, Aztec Military Training] 1935 words
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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Bondage and Escape in Sons and Lovers - Bondage and Escape in Sons & Lovers A major theme in "Sons & Lovers" is bondage and escape. Every major character is held hostage by another character or by their environment. Her husband, her family and her anger at the family's social status hold Mrs. Morel hostage. She has no friends to be seen or money of her own to use. Her escape from her bondage is her death. She was unhappy her whole life and lived though another human as a source of happiness. She essentially lived her life through William and, after his death, through Paul, which in a twist of irony, by doing so she is essentially keeping them in bondage....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 623 words
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Comparison of The Aztecs and The Incas - ... If the captive was particularly noble or brave, then he was carried down instead. The Incas were polytheists they had more than one god. Interestingly, the Incas have even considered their emperors as demigods, people with special connection with the gods. There were many Inca gods and there was a main god, called Viracocha. He was above every other god, he had the biggest power. The Incas had used sacred objects, had held rituals on sacred locations. Examples of sacred places, areas and objects: the Vilcanota or Wilcamayu, the "Sacred River", which is a section of the Urubamba River, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Intihuatana Stone, the Golden Sun Disk, disk-shaped golden object representing the Sun - this was one of the most important Inca treasures that the Spaniards and many explorers and treasure hunters were looking for and some are still looking for to this day....   [tags: Compare Contrast Ancient History]
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Prisoners Without Choice - Prisoners without Choice When people go on a trip to the zoo, it can be assumed that they do not think about much more than what they can see. Signals that make zoos unfair and sometimes unbearable for the captive animals are not visible to most spectators. This essay will explain how zoos are unjust and should not be supported. Animals should not be held captive due their negative behavioral changes, lack of natural habitat and the zoos failure to effectively preserve endangered species....   [tags: Zoology Zoo Animals Essays]
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A Man Called Horse Character Analysis - Dorothy Johnson in “A Man Called Horse” writes about a young man who was born and raised in Boston. He lives in a gracious home under his grandmothers and grandfather’s loving care. For some reason, he is discontent. He leaves home to try to find out the reason for his discontent. Upon leaving he undergoes a change in status and opinion of himself and others. He begins a wealthy young man arrogant and spoiled, becomes a captive of Crow Indians- docile and humble, and emerges a man equal to all....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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The Slaughter of Lambs during World War II and Moishe the Beadle's Sayings - “Oh Jews of Sighet hear my cry”, said a wise mystic called Moishe the Beadle. Moishe was a foreigner, and was recently deported by the Hungarian government. According to Moishe that was all a cover up, the government was part of an elaborate plot for the murder of all the Jews around the globe. The times were already hard, because at the time the Allies and the Axis Powers were fighting World War II. This was the beginning of the slaughtering of lambs for Jews, because Hitler considered Jews a form of pollution on this planet, and began his massacre of millions....   [tags: Nazi, concentration camps, Moishe the Beadle,] 1108 words
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The Meaning of What Are Years? by Marianne Moore - In the poem “What Are Years?”, Moore clearly expresses her perception of life. Moore states that no one can truly understand the nature of their guilt or innocence. Everyone is “naked” to the dangers of existence. Moore defines courage as “resolute doubt,” having the ability, or the the "strength of spirit", to keep going even when defeated. To be strong, one must accept their own mortality. One must accept the reality of death and yet keep fighting to live. Although we are all imprisoned in a world of mortality, we must fight every day to give meaning to our life....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis] 223 words
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The Zoo Controversy - ... Many large zoos are now making it their top priority to create a successful zoo conservation project so that endangered species have a chance at life. Specifically, places like the Bronx Zoo, Georgia’s Zoo, and the Phoenix Zoo have all developed conservations projects that have become very successful. The Bronx Zoo has been working with locals in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest to protect the Pink River Dolphin. Each year dolphins are released into a section of the Amazon River, which is closely watched and protected (Masci)....   [tags: Zoology ]
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Cheetahs in Zoos - Cheetahs in Zoos Cheetahs in captivity should be left there, not released into the wild, and on the same note cheetahs in the wild should be left there, not brought into captivity. A cheetah in a zoo that is released into the wild may not know what to do, having been cared for by people in an enclosed environment for a number of years and then suddenly thrust out into the wild and on its own may have adverse effects on the cat’s psyche, making it manic or exhibit unpredictable behaviors and endangering the wildlife already there....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution - ... In January 2011, in “Knoxville, Tennessee, an 8,000-pound elephant crushed a zookeeper to death inside a cage” (Venezia). In Scottsbluff, Nebraska “a zookeeper…had two fingers bitten off in an attack by two chimpanzees” (Caulfield). Animals in captivity did not willingly choose to be there. No guest would attack their host if they were in the zoo of their own free will. Animals that turn aggressive towards their trainers or keepers are not in the purest since of the word, happy. If an animal were happy in captivity, they would possess no reason to attack....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Pouring Salt on the Wound - ... I do however think that law enforcement needs to use certain psychological tactics in order to obtain information. The psychological tactics could not result in any lasting or traumatizing mental effects. This means that the person being questioned can recover mentally and would not have any physical damage. I advocate human rights and I do not believe the consequences of any physical or mental damage would benefit either side. To me torture cannot be justified. Scientific facts and case studies from the past give clear evidence that it does not lead to valuable information....   [tags: Human Rights ]
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The South China Tiger - The South China Tiger As a result of “the South China Tiger [being] one of the most endangered tiger subspecies in the world” (State Forestry Administration, 2000) China implemented the China Action Plan For Saving the South China Tiger. China’s State Forestry Administration developed the plan because it was necessary to minimize the threat of extinction posed by humans to these tigers. Without intervention, the South China Tiger would go extinct. Historically, “The South China Tiger was widely distributed, [its range area was about] 2000 kilometers from east to west and 1500 kilometers from north to south” (State Forestry Administration, 2000)....   [tags: Endangered Species Wildlife China Essays]
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Recovery of the Peregrine Bird Population from DDT Poisoning - Recovery of the Peregrine Bird Population from DDT Poisoning Missing Works Cited The Peregrine is the world's fastest bird; it can reach over 200 miles as it dives from tall cliffs onto smaller birds (1). It circles high searching for prey and when a smaller bird like a pigeon takes off it plummets to the earth and kills it with razor sharp talons. The Peregrine's identifying characteristics include its large size, long pointed wings and dark mustache set against white cheeks (11). The female has a wingspan of about 4 feet and often weights more than two pounds as compared to the smaller males the generally only weight in at one pound (11)....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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Charles Schwab Strategic Analysis - Option 1: After a careful analysis of the business environment I recommend that the Transfer of Accounts department be offshored to India. For my reasoning please read below. Option 2: Looking carefully at the situation and the business environment I would not recommend that Charles Schwab offshore part of its Customer Service department to India. Please read the analysis for more details. Analysis: The main drivers that have contributed to the explosive growth of the offshore service industry are the globalization phenomenon and other demographics, social political, technological and economical factors....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy] 1987 words
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Mary Rowlandson's Story - Mary Rowlandson was captured from her home in Lancaster, Massachusetts by Wampanoag Indians during King Phillip’s War. She was held captive for several months. When she was released she penned her story, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. During much of her story she refers to the Indians as savage beasts and heathens but at times seems admire them and appreciate their treatment of her. Mary Rowlandson has a varying view of her Indian captors because she experienced their culture and realized it was not that different from Puritan culture....   [tags: Indian Culture] 1115 words
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Assault on Fornost - Just the previous night, an expedition of men had marched to the gates of Fornost, also known as Dead Man's Dike, and assaulted the guards in an attempt to dispatch the front lines of the enemy host. But the orcs knew of the attack, and countered the surprise, slaying many and taking several more captive, only to be tortured and help captive until death. Among those taken was their captain, a man of Trestlebridge called Captain Trotter. Brengeth and Thrundrid had ventured with the company, and now vowed to retrieve all those captured....   [tags: war, ] 1470 words
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Fantasy and Illusion in "A Streetcar Named Desire" - ... Stella calls her sister, “Blanche. Blanche. Blanche!”(142) , as if she does not want to let go of her sister. In spite of the fact that Stanley tried to justify and to relief her, Stella knows that something acquitted and abandoned had banished. She knows that her happy and humble world and her sister’s hopes had gone. Through her fantasy world, she thinks she could keep her sister for ever, but fantasy does not always work and makes life appear as it should be rather than what reality is. Also, Blanche imagines the doctor as a gentleman who is going to rescue her from a life that she imagines it as a life that does not want to accept her....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Waterboarding is Torture - ... In the weekly journal “Time U.S.”, the article “Waterboarding: A Mental and Physical Trauma” highlights the after-effects by people who have endured the traumatic experience of waterboarding. "This is an utterly terrifying event," says Allen Keller, the director of the Bellevue/New York University School of Medicine Program for Survivors of Torture. "Psychologically this can result in significant long-term post-traumatic stress, and produce anxiety and depression.” ("Waterboarding: A Mental As Well As Physical Trauma - TIME.” N.p., n.d.) Allen Keller goes on to essentially refute claims that a subject intuitively understands that there is no real jeopardy, just discomfort by saying that there is a significant difference between waterboarding a subject during a training event and actual practice....   [tags: Military Service, Ethics]
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Mary Rowlandson - History Mary Rowlandson was an Indian captive, and also an American writer. She was born in England approximately 1637-1638. She immigrated to Lancaster, Massachusetts with her parents. Joseph Rowlandson became a minister in 1654 and two years later he married Mary. They together had four children, one whom died as an infant, but the others were Joseph, Mary, and Sarah. On February 20, 1676, Mary and her three children were taken captive in their home during a raid of the Native Americans uprising known as King Philip’s War along with 23 other people....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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The Truman Show - The Truman Show is a movie about a man who is held captive inside a world that revolves around him. Truman Burbank, the main character has been raised on a huge TV Soundstage filled with hidden cameras and actors who pretend to be his friends and family. This world is one where he is literally trapped in his own life by the surreal existence in which he has been forced to spend every day of his thirty years. Since the day he was born Truman Burbank's life was controlled from a huge control panel in the sky; controlled by a manipulation of how life should be, in a perfect world....   [tags: essays research papers] 704 words
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The Fisheries Management of the Lake Annecy Stocked Arctic char - Abstract The fisheries management of the Lake Annecy stocked Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus fingerlings from different origins to improve the its catches.Different origions of stocked fish includes included catching progeny of wild spawning Arctic char from Lake Annecy and rearing the juveniles in the hatchery at Lake Annecy,, juveniles produced in a hatchery on Lake Geneva from eggs from wild fish in Lake Geneva, or using juveniles of a brood stock reared in the INRA research hatchery on Lake Geneva....   [tags: Ecology] 570 words
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Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy - ... Additionally, embryo cryopreservation is not suitable for patients with hormone sensitive malignancies, such as breast cancer, or for young girls and adult females who have no partner and prefer not to use donor sperm. Oocyte cryopreservation avoids some of the disadvantages of embryo cryopreservation, such as the availability of a partner and the status of prepubertal girls, but the comparative low survival rate of frozen oocytes, their poor fertilization capacity and embryo development rate (Tao Tao & Valle, 2008) has directed researchers into other areas....   [tags: Health, Treatment] 643 words
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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson From the violent and brutal clash between Indians [1], and British colonists in Massachusetts during King Philip's War (1675-6) grew a new literary genre. After their redemption, some colonists who had been prisoners of the Indians wrote autobiographical accounts of their experiences. These captivity narratives developed a large audience, and interest in the narratives continued into the nineteenth century.[2] After her capture and redemption, Mary Rowlandson published what some historians call "America's first best seller," entitled Narrative Of the Captivity and Restoratio;t of Mrs....   [tags: Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative]
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) The controversial topic I decided to choose was Michigan’s plans on preventing the spread of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) in the white-tailed deer and elk herds. Many areas throughout the United States have broken out with this deadly disease, like Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and even the province of Saskatchewan. The problem with CWD originated from Saskatchewan, where captive deer became infected with this disease that affects the nervous system....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 1012 words
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environment analysis of the BPO industry in india - Introduction THE DEFINITION OF OFFSHORING AND OUTSOURCING There is no commonly accepted definition of “off shoring” in the public debate nor in the economic literature. However, the term “off shoring” is widely used as a particular subcategory of “outsourcing”. The latter has been defined as “the act of transferring some of a company’s recurring interval activities and decision rights to outside providers, as set in a contract”. The typical consequence of such a decision is a decline of employment in the plant/firm that is doing the “outsourcing” and a rise in employment in the plant/firm from which the supplies are sourced thereafter....   [tags: essays research papers] 4836 words
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An Analysis of Religion as a Captor in Dubliners by James Joyce - An Analysis of Religion as a Captor in Dubliners by James Joyce A collection of short stories published in 1907, Dubliners, by James Joyce, revolves around the everyday lives of ordinary citizens in Dublin, Ireland (Freidrich 166). According to Joyce himself, his intention was to "write a chapter of the moral history of [his] country and [he] chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to [b]e the centre of paralysis" (Friedrich 166). True to his goal, each of the fifteen stories are tales of disappointment, darkness, captivity, frustration, and flaw....   [tags: Papers] 1175 words
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Compare Aeneas and Odysseus as Heroic Figures - Odysseus and Aeneas are very alike in some ways and very different. They are both epic heroes except that one is Greek and the other is a Trojan. Odysseus is from the Greek tale The Oddessy, which was written by the famous Greek poet Homer. His quest is to find his way back home after a long journey. Aeneas is from the roman tale The Aenied, written by Virgil a famous Roman poet. Aeneas’s mission is to find a new home for him and his family. Both these characters had many similarities and differences in their ways of fighting....   [tags: The Aenied, The Oddessy] 439 words
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Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's Captivity - Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's "Captivity" Kidnapping colonists during the struggle for land in the early centuries of American history was a strong force influencing the images of Native Americans circulating among the Puritan pioneers. During these centuries, the battles between the natives and the Puritans cost thousands of lives on both sides, and countless stories in the forms of captivity narratives revealed truths and myths about the Native people. Although there were countless pieces of literature and propaganda published in this time period, the actual Indian captivity narratives have been narrowed down to works “that presumably record with some degree of verisimilitude the experiences of non-Indians who were captures by American Indians” (Derounian-Stodoloa, Levernier, 9)....   [tags: Louise Erdrich Captivity Poem native Essays]
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Women in Early Westerns - Women in Early Westerns Westerns connote images of dirt, dust, guns, horses, cowboys and heroes: physically strong, iron-willed, independent, resourceful, quick-witted men. Although the modern Western (the writings of Louise L’Amour, Zane Grey and the numerous films starring John Wayne, Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry) seems to focus on this ideal hero, the genre actually also provides women with strong, self-reliant, active roles. In fact, many texts that precede the typical modern Western had females as the main characters....   [tags: Western Literature Women's Studies] 5840 words
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Compare Contrast Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano - There are various things that make up a piece of literature. For example: choice of diction, modes of discourse, and figurative language. Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano were great examples of authors that used these elements of literature. There are similarities and differences in A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and From Africa to America. Though Mary Rowlandson and Olaudah Equiano shared similarities in experiences, they had different writing personalities, purposes, attitudes, tones, and relations with their communities....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1686 words
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Free Essays: A Comparison of Homer's Odyssey and Oedipus the King - A Comparison of Odyssey and Oedipus the King In the world of literature, there are many similarities and differences between them. These similarities and differences are significant because the reader can learn and thoroughly comprehend them. Two examples of such literature are the epic poems Oedipus the King , written by Sophocles and The Odyssey, written by Homer who were both Greek poets. Oedipus the King and The Odyssey share many similarities. The most important and significant similarity is that both epic poems are involved in a conflict when we first encounter the poems....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 892 words
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Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves - Dunbar’s Identification with Indians in the Film, Dances with Wolves In the film Dances with Wolves, the settlers view the Indians as primitive and uncivilized creatures. Dunbar, played by Kevin Costner, needs a change of pace so he decides to go to the "furthest outpost." Upon arriving at his post, he gradually realizes that the Indians are just as scared of him as he is of them. Soon Dunbar identifies with their way of life and in the end has to choose to live either as a settler or as an Indian....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Sovereignty and Goodness of God - The Sovereignty and Goodness of God The Sovereignty and Goodness of God is a primary source document written in the 17th century, by a well-respected, Puritan woman. This book, written in cahoots with Cotton and Increase Mather, puritan ministers, tells the story of her capture by Indians during King Phillip’s War (1675-1676). For three months, Mary Rowlandson, daughter of a rich landowner, mother of three children, wife of a minister, and a pillar of her community lived among “savage” Indians....   [tags: American History]
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Hitchcocks North By Northwest: The Birth of the Modern Action Film - 1959 was an exciting year in the history of filmmaking. An extraordinary conjunction of talent throughout the globe existed. In France, Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette, and Resnais all directed their first films, thus establishing the French New Wave. In Italy, Fellini created the elegant La Dolce Vita, and Antonioni gave us L’avventura. Most importantly, though, in America, famed British director Alfred Hitchcock gave us the classic thriller North by Northwest, the father of the modern action film....   [tags: essays research papers] 1745 words
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The Adventures Of Huckleberry - In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck considers himself to be an ignorant fool, and an over all bad person that should be looked down upon. However, through out his story, without ever realizing it, Huck manages to live through many incredible advetures, and commit unselfish acts that would consider him to be a true hero. It could even be taken to the extent that Huck Finn lived a more down to earth version of Homer¡¯s Odyssey. After all, they are both stories of a reliable person going through the biggest adventures of their lives, while facing certain types of monsters, while using their cleverness in order to escape many obstacles....   [tags: essays research papers] 1749 words
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Duty and Responsibility in Guests Of The Nation - Natural Empathy: Duty and Responsibility in "Guests of the Nation" Frank O'Connor uses character surnames in his story "Guests of the Nation" to help develop the characters of the English and Irish soldiers. The characters engage in a struggle between hidden powers of empathy and duty, and O'Connor displays their first-person point of view about the irony of war similar to Thomas Hardy's poem, "The Man He Killed": Yes; quaint and curious war is. You shoot a fellow down You'd treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown....   [tags: Frank O'Connor] 736 words
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The Bone Collector - Author: Deaver, Allen Title: The Bone Collector, New York, New American Library, 1997. Scene: This story takes place in New York City, New York in the mid 90's. While the UN conference is in town, a series of kidnappings has erupted and it's up to a team of forensic scientists to follow the clues and find the killer. Theme: People who never give up what they started will always accomplish his/her goal. Key Persons: Lincoln Rhyme, once a famous NYPD "criminalist" who is now a quadriplegic is brought back to work; Amelia Sachs, daughter of a beat cop who is first officer of the first kidnapping making her involved in the whole investigation; Lon Selitto, Lincoln's former partner; Jerry Banks, Selitto's partner; Mel Cooper, computer and science genius; Jim Polling, NYPD command chief; Fred Dellray, FBI commander; Dr....   [tags: Allen Deaver] 1238 words
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