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Why Was Vincent Van Gogh Famous? - Why was Vincent Van Gogh Famous. Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherland. Growing up Vincent was the oldest child, he had five siblings two brothers, and three sisters. Vincent spend most of his time with his new born brother Theo. He had to take care of his brother seen his mother and father had to work. Since Vincent didn’t have time to go to school he had to get home schooled. Even though Vincent had to get home schooled he didn’t let that stop him. After Vincent stopped taking care of his little brother Theo he went off to become famous for his painting skills....   [tags: impressionists, famous dutch painters]
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Danny Santiago's Famous All Over Town - Danny Santiago's Famous All Over Town           When I was little I remember driving across country, going to Florida, and past neighborhoods that were anything but mine. They had old houses that looked like they were going to fall down any minute, real trashy looking. In Colorado, my house was nice and always kept up. I sat in the car wondering what kind of people lived in those run down places and what they were like. The answers came to me years later when I read the book, Famous All Over Town, by Danny Santiago....   [tags: Famous All Over Town] 654 words
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Famous All Over Town by Danny Santiago - Every individual has times in their life where they feel isolated and alone. When this occurrs a person will search for ways to connect or feel important.. The person will do anything they can to be noticed and appreciated. In the novel, Famous All Over Town, by Danny Santiago the main character, Chato, has many reasons to feel lonely. In almost every aspect of his life he is being let down in one way or another. He has to try to deal with a family on the brink of falling apart, he has to go to a school which doesn't teach anything "fun," and he has friends that are a bad influence on him....   [tags: Famous All Over Town Essays] 900 words
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The Famous Five and the Persons Case - ... She was supported by the Federated Women’s Institute and National Council of Women. Also, over 500 000 people wrote letters and signed petitions to support Murphy being appointed as a senator (Alberta Online Encyclopedia, 2004). However, Robert Borden, the Prime Minister during that time, refused to appoint Murphy into the Senate as women weren’t “persons”. Two other prime ministers, Meighen and Mackenzie both promised to make changes to the British North American Act to include women as persons, but both failed to do so....   [tags: women, persons, senate, rights] 796 words
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The Huge and Famous Bridges in the World - Have you ever thought about how many bridges are there in the world. I did and I researched everything about the bridges. Let’s get this question first of all. There are six hundred thousand bridges in the United States if we consider all bridges small or big. This number is valid for only United States that means there are so many bridges we can’t even count. However even we have counted them they are built new ones and destroyed old ones day by day so the number will change eventually. It was researched the information about some of famous bridges which are known most by people....   [tags: golden gate, brookling]
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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous - Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and young people are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. The press also have the right to write and report about celebrities. However, the famous also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move....   [tags: Celebrities, First Amendment, Constitution]
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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous - Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and kids are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. However, celebrities also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move. They are often thrust into the position of role model before they are ready....   [tags: celebrities, idols, first amendment]
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Why Is the Colosseum So Famous? - The Colosseum was an arena for many famous fights. Most people know about famous gladiators that fought at the Colosseum, but not many people know the history of the Colosseum. Why did they build it. What happened there. How did the Colosseum impact the daily life of the citizens of Rome. The Colosseum is filled with amazing knowledge and is an architectural wonder. The Colosseum has a vast amount of history just waiting to be found. What was the Colosseum. The Colosseum was many things. It was an arena....   [tags: architectural, history, areana, glory, symbol]
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The History of Famous Space Films - ... Furthermore, there are beings called Selenites that inhabit the moon. Le Voyage Dans La Lune is a fantastic example of a science fiction film that is not quite scientifically accurate. However, it is an excellent piece of film work for the time and also because the short, primitive science fiction film envisioned things that happen in real space travel long before the actual moon landing event occurred many years after the film was produced.. The famous Star Wars franchised space opera films are probably the most widely known space film in the history of famous space films....   [tags: star wars, science fiction] 1242 words
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Achievement: Just the Rich and Famous? - In life it is important for one to have goals and standards. Without these, our potential cannot be reached. Bill Gates is one of the most richest people in the world. He is one of the most successful people in the world from achieving. Achievement is important in everyday life because it helps us throughout life, determining our future. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, achievement is defined as something that is accomplished successfully (Merriam-Webster the Online Dictionary)....   [tags: Achievement, fame, ]
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The Economics of Being Famous - ... “Everything that goes on in the famous person’s life including births, deaths, illnesses, and divorces is fodder for the tabloids. If the individual stumbles, whether figuratively or literally speculation about how they will end up on TV, seeing themselves on the internet, or the front page of the tabloids. Also, if famous people are arrested their mug shots is flashed around the world so everyone can see them in this humiliation moment.”(Cindi Pearce) Will raising a child in the spotlight be risky....   [tags: celebrity, privacy, money]
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Why was Harry Houdini Famous - Harry Houdini was famous because of his outstanding use as a magician. Harry had created and performed magic tricks that were new and still not yet proven possible to mankind. One of Harry’s tricks were the straight jacket escape, but that trick was just a starter. Before each show, he would have his feet shackled and he would be raised in the air and he then would get out of the straight jacket. When he performed this thousands of people would gather around, he has had crowds of 30-50 thousand showing up before his show....   [tags: straitjacket escape, magician, magic tricks]
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Charles Schultz: A Famous Cartoonist - Eight-teen thousand comics in 50 years sounds crazy and impossible, Right. Wrong, it’s not impossible it has been done before by a guy named Charles Monroe Schultz. Making Comics has been his dream and goal ever since he was a little kid. Charles Schultz was the son of Carl and Dena Schultz. He was born November 26, of 1922 in St. Paul Minnesota. Charles was not known by his real name he was commonly known by ‘Sparky” He was nicknamed that because one of his favorite comic strip characters Spark Plug....   [tags: artists, drawings, Peanuts]
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Discussion of Famous Greek Playwrights - The famous Greek playwright, Sophocles, is well known for his many impressive works, but two plays stand out in particular, Oedipus and Antigone. Of the myriad characters in these two plays, Creon, without a doubt, is the most notable for his apparent change in disposition from one play to the next. When introduced in Oedipus, Creon is an amiable character whose loyalty to his king and country comes into question, but inevitably, his devotion is found to be unwavering. Creon did not appear to have ambitious goals of attaining authoritative power....   [tags: sophocles, oedipus, antigone]
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Why was Elijah Mccoy Famous? - ... To prevent overheating Elijah developed a lubricator for steam engines that did not require the train to stop. It was a success when he invented the lubrication device. He improved and sold the graphite lubricator. soon triumphed over racism, and a new expression was added to the English language. After his wife Mary Eleanor Delaney told Elijah that they needed an easier way to iron clothes he seat down and thought about it. He went to his company and said “I want to invent a portable ironing board for a new way to iron clothes” it was a huge success....   [tags: biography, inventor, engineer]
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Famous People Born in Illinois - Remember The Name There are many people to remember in history, they most of the time deserve it and sometimes they don’t. there are many from Illinois like Abraham Lincoln. some of the famous people are more modern like Walt Disney, Nelly, Danielle Campbell. Walt Disney maybe dead but his creations are very alive unlike Danielle Campbell other cast members. Nelly being a singer with his hard life. Mary Ann Bickerdyke a women that helped in the Civil War Lincoln along with her. These are amazing people that are rememered in todays society....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]
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Sandalwood Tree, Famous for Fragrance - ... Leaves are opposite,4 to 6 cm long and 2 cm wide, lanceolate, entire margined. Petiole is long up to 1 cm. Generic name is derived from Greek ‘santalon’ meaning sandalwood. Specie name is derived from Latin ‘albus’ meaning white, in allusion to the bark. Characteristic: This tree wood is aromatic naturally. Habitat: This tree is wild in India but now it is also cultivated in India and on Timor & the Sunda Iceland’s. Compounds:  Volatile oil is 3-5%: chief components santalols (50% cis-alpha-santalol, 20% cis-beta-santalol, 4% epi-beta-santalol) Oil is extracted from the heartwood of tree ....   [tags: aromatic woods]
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Famous Incidents in US History - ... Because the prison failed to treat these prisoners fairly rather than be humane and allow the inmates to be treated fair and decent it led to the sudden outburst of a group of inmates which allowed them to break into the keep lock and release all prisoners. The prison was taken over in a matter of minutes and about 42 hostages were taken which included both civilians and correctional officers (McCain, 2009). Because of the amount of hostages that were taken you would immediately assume that this crisis would be handled with great care and have a well thought out plan, but this was not the case....   [tags: attica prison riot, prisoners, security]
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The Philippines Famous Landforms - Philippines’ famous landforms The Philippines famous landforms are many and include the famed Chocolate Hills in Bohol , the famous rice terraces in Benguit, the Maria Cristina Water Falls (this is one of Philippines famous landforms and is know to be one of the world’s highest water falls) in Mindanao and of course the Palawan Underground River. One of the best known Philippines famous landforms are the Chocolate Hills in Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological landform located in Bohol, Philippines....   [tags: tourism, geology] 590 words
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The Famous Jospeh Fourier - ... Paraphrased from the same source material as above, His first educational experience came from Pallais’s school, which was under the leadership of a local music teacher. His next stop on the expedition for education was a military school by the French name Ecole Royale Militaire of Auxerre. During his time there, he expressed many great qualities in the field of literature; however, by the age of thirteen he discovered mathematics which belittled any interest in literature (famous people). From this point on he would become enveloped in the study of mathematics, which would lead to numerous teaching jobs....   [tags: mathematics, family, teacher, job, science] 795 words
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How To Become Famous - There are many people who want to become famous for all kinds of reason. Some people may have talents that they want to get famous for. Other people may want to be well-known to gain popularity and friends. One of the most important steps to becoming famous is mastering an art. It is not enough to be good at something, you need to be outstanding in whatever area that you choose. Today, there are so many people who are famous that you need to stand out from the crowd. Along the way there will be people who offer you advise....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay] 1075 words
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Why was Cleopatra Famous? - Why was Cleopatra Famous. Known for her love affairs with some of Rome’s most famous leaders, and wanting to be worshipped as a goddess, associating herself with the goddess Isis Cleopatra was a famous powerful queen in Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was born as Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator to Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra V Tryphaena. She was born in 69 B.C.E in Alexandria, and later died there in 30 B.C.E. Because of the time period in which Cleopatra lived not very much is known of her. In ancient times there was record keeping....   [tags: Ancient civilizations, Rome & Egypt]
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Famous for My Ugliness - Famous for my Ugliness -Zahra Phew. I escaped from my barn. Now these nasty animals are no longer going to tease me for my dull feathers.Being born as a ugliest duck is curse,going through the bullying and fear. Now I am alone in my sidewalk all by myself confidently because there no one to bully me.Wait,I can hear the big footsteps thumping behind my back,there is the one. I look back and it is a human woman with a backpack staring at my eyes. “This is a strange bird,I never seen anything like that before!” says she....   [tags: short story] 1416 words
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Famous Authors - In today's world, many people are losing their sense of what a true, fine piece of literature really is. It is rare to find someone who likes to read for their own pleasure. It is even rarer to find someone who likes to read the classics, such as Shakespearean plays or a prose written by Edgar Allan Poe. Some of the oldest tales have greatly influenced the world as we know it in many ways. A few famous people in history who have made a positive impact on the world of literature are Aesop, Dante Alighieri, and Charles Dickens....   [tags: authors] 764 words
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Famous Japanese Gardens - Japanese garden has a very appealing aesthetic importance due to continuous change in various seasons. These gardens always maintain the stillness of air and peace, even though they are changing externally in every season. Following are some of the famous Japanese gardens all over world: • Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto: It is a famous Zen garden style and one of the most popular dry-landscape designs. It is believed to be the unique masterpiece in the culture of Japanese gardens. This garden is comprised of low walls, rock seats arranged on white gravel bed....   [tags: Gardening] 508 words
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Famous German People - ... Otto von Bismarck was a Prussian statesman who conquered German and European affairs with conservative policies from the 1860s until he was forced to resign in 1890. When Bismarck became the Prime Minister of Prussia, the nation was widely known as the weakest of the five European empires. It took Bismarck nine years to make Prussia prestigious again. Prussia had been victorious in three wars, and a united German Empire had begun in the heart of Europe, causing fear among its rivals and enemies....   [tags: Adenauer, Bach, Einstein] 3265 words
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Road to Stardom: The Life of the Rich and Famous - ... Later only three actors could be used in each play, after sometime, non-speaking roles were allowed to perform on stage. Because of the limited number of actors allowed on-stage, the chorus evolved into a very active part of Greek theatre. Though the number of people in the chorus is not clear, the chorus was given as many as one half the total lines of the play. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, defined acting as 'the right management of the voice to express various emotions ' and declared it to be a natural talent that was innate and could not be taught....   [tags: career, sacrifice, talent, education] 795 words
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Dubai: The New Destination For the Rich and Famous - Dubai the new destination for the rich and famous. Arabs who made millions of dollars have invested their fortune into a new city to put them on the map. But, with the hard economic climate, is Dubai necessary in the current economy of the world. Dubai’s extreme projects and buildings are unnecessary and serves little to no purpose. Dubai has spent billions of dollar in construction projects. When these are funded by the government and the investments are failures, the government becomes unstable....   [tags: Dubai] 713 words
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Famous Monarchs in Eurpean History: The Tudors - Between the years of 1485 and 1600, England was ruled over by a new dynasty—the Tudors. The Tudors were some of the most famous monarchs in European history. There were six Tudor monarchs. The first Tudor monarch of England was Henry VII. The next monarch was Henry VIII, his son Edward VI, Jane Grey, and Henry VIII’s two daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I. Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I are the best-known monarchs; however, all the monarchs experienced both success and failure during their reign....   [tags: England, dynasty, monarchs] 1638 words
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A Journey in Time for Three Famous Authors - ... Anne Bradstreet walked away from the group first, starring up at the skyscrapers in amazement. The sheer size of them made her feel inclosed and dissy. The Thin air layered with a thick layer of smog didn't help either. Feeling so bad she decided to have a sit on the bench and watch the people walk by. And what she saw truly shocked her. Being a humble women from the 1800’s, She felt pure shock and disgust while watching women walk around in such sinful attire. To Anne, nothing is worse than walking down the streets in shorts and a tank top....   [tags: authors, history, memories] 972 words
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The Life of the Famous Author Charles Dickens - ... Dickens was able to leave the blacking factory after his father's release from prison, and he continued his education at the Wellington House Academy. Although he had little formal schooling, Dickens was able to teach himself shorthand and launch a career as a journalist. At the age of sixteen, Dickens got himself a job as a court reporter, and shortly thereafter he joined the staff of A Mirror of Parliament, a newspaper that reported on the decisions of Parliament. During this time Charles continued to read voraciously at the British Library, and he experimented with acting and stage-managing amateur theatricals....   [tags: poverty, writings, work, factory, author] 907 words
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Sarah Bernhardt: The Most Famous Actress - ... The death of Monseigneur Sibour took a huge part out of Sarah. Not only did the death of Monseigneur Sibour hit Sarah, but the news that one of her friends told her, Bernhardt says (Richardson):”One day, one of my friends…’Papa is dead. Papa is dead!’” She was emotional and depressed because of losing someone so close to her. Sarah no longer had the desire to be a part of the theatre anymore due to losing her Papa and Monseigneur Sibour. The day of Sarah’s baptism was very emotional for her....   [tags: notorious stage and early film actresses]
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William Shakespeare: Analysis of the Famous Playwright - ... Shakespeare eventually became the chief dramatist of Lord Chamberlain’s Men and the popularity of their performances rose to reflect their success. Lord Chamberlain’s Men became a favorite among theater companies, even as so to the oh so influential Queen Elizabeth. The Chamberlain’s Men eventually finished construction of the Globe Theater in 1599 in order to perform their plays to the middle-class public. (Shmoop Editorial Team). The Globe Theater, made of timber, was the source of a good amount of Shakespeare’s holding in profit....   [tags: notorious Elizabethan authors]
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Famous Actions of Martin Luther King - Most people know martin Luther King for his “dream speech”, that isn’t the only thing that made him famous though. Martin Luther king was a key factor in the civil rights movement with all of his non-violent protests. From his sit inns, marches, letters, and speeches to even his death, the civil rights movement wouldn’t have gotten as far as it did without him. As one of the nonviolent protests, marching was a great way to recognize a problem in the community. The march on Washington (1963) was organized to protest for jobs and freedom....   [tags: dream speech, civil rights movement]
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Reasons Why was Jesse James Famous - My historical figure is Jesse James. Jesse is from the Old Western time period. Jesse is a notorious bank robber. He is viewed by many as the American Robin Hood. There are few who don’t know his name. He is arguably the most known and influential criminal known to Old Western American history. September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri marked the birth of Jesse James. Jesse was brought up by a very renowned farming family. He and his brother Frank received a great education. His father, Robert James, ironically a baptist reverend, and his mother Zerelda Cole James....   [tags: american robin hood, jesse james, bank robber]
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Cricket, Famous Sport Around the World - There are lots of different sticks and ball sports played around the world, but Cricket and Baseball are two that are well known and widely spread. Baseball is played in U.S., Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Holland, and Italy. Cricket is famous in England and former British colonies. People in U.S.A. hardly know anything about cricket and most of the people have not even heard about cricket except that they know the insect “cricket.” Cricket is a very famous sport around the world and its origin dates back to the 16th century ("Baseball vs Cricket")....   [tags: Sports, England, America, Culture]
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Homer: The Most Famous Greek Poet - ... It was based on the Trojan War and it described the tenth year of the war” (p.1-2). According to Www.hubpages.com (2010) , “The Odyssey was about a guy named Odysseus who went on many adventures as he tried to get home to his wife and son” (p.2) Not only did Homer write The Iliad and the Odyssey, but he also wrote the Homeric Hymns. According to www.ancienthistory.about.com (2014), “The Homeric Hymns consist of 34 poems to the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, which include legends involving the gods, and are written, in epic hexameter....   [tags: Illiad, Oddysseus, Poems] 766 words
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The Famous Egyptian Pharoah King Tut - ... Tut’s father, Akhenaten, named him Tutankhaten which translates to “Living Image of the Aten.” A few years after his father's death Tut changed both his wife’s name and his. He changed his name to Tutankhamun and his wife’s to Ankhesenamun. Scientists say that was to show their praise to the god Amun. His second name adds to an even longer list of names that King Tut has. He was called King Tut, Tutankhaten, The Boy King, The Boy King of Egypt, The Boy Pharaoh and Tutankhaton. The children of the pharaohs lived lavish lifestyles rich in luxury....   [tags: testing, religion, tomb, tutankhaten] 838 words
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The Famous Entrepreneur, Steven Paul Jobs - ... About to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone "blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club. Beginning work in the Job's family garage they managed to make their first "killing" when the Byte Shop in Mountain View bought their first fifty fully assembled computers.In 1976, when Jobs was just 21, he and Wozniak started Apple Computers. The duo started in the Jobs family garage.Steve Jobs is the most popular entrepreneur....   [tags: apple computer, technology, steve wozniak, ] 882 words
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Famous Women Pilot: Amelia Earhart - Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous women pilots in our history. Her childhood wasn’t the best out of everyone’s, but she used flying as a distraction. Amelia attempted to do things that no one else would attempt and she was the first women to break many records and fly to different places. Amelia was the first woman to attempt to fly around the world even though if it meant risking her life. She changed what women pilots could do and she encouraged them to fly and become pilots. It is still a mystery till today about her disappearance....   [tags: Female Pilot, Biography]
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Famous Native American Chiefs: Cochise - Cochise was one of the most famous of all the Native American chiefs during the 1800s. He was famous at first because he was seen as an honest and peaceful man. He lived at peace with anyone who came into the area where he lived. Cochise became famous later though because he held out against the United States army and would not surrender until he felt he had no other choice. . When he finally did surrender, it was because most of his people had been killed already and he wanted to save the lives of those that remained....   [tags: patriotism, apache nation, land]
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My Famous Smothered Pork Chops - ... When I know I am cooking that meal for dinner, I always buy fresh meat. Once my husband makes it home, I collect all of the ingredients, and place them on the counter. I also make sure the sink area is completely cleaned. I make sure I have enough meat, season for the meat, vegetable oil, flour, fresh vegetables, measuring cups, large skillet, and a bowl to place the clean meat in once washed. Once the necessities are set, I begin cleaning the pork chops to make my famous smothered pork chops....   [tags: personal recipes and anecdotes] 611 words
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The Baroque Period and Famous Composers - The Baroque Period and Famous Composers The baroque period was characterized by a heroic, dramatic and emotional theme. With well know names like Rembrant, Bach, Pennini, Caravaggio, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velasques, Poussin, Handel, and Rubens, the period produced many popular pieces of music and art. The art of the period was filled with movement, light versus shadow, and the use of the whole surface. The composers incorporated new ideas into their music such as different major and minor scales, the use of the violin, a regular rhythm, a melody that was hard to sing to, terrace dynamics, the basso continuo, and instrumental music was now considered as good as vocal music....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Civil Disobedience in Famous Literature - Civil Disobedience in Famous Literature A society or a people cannot let a government lead them blindly. With misrepresentation comes a whole new form of unjustness. The strong are the ones who do not give into demands placed upon them if they do not agree; those who refuse to conform to society; those who stick to their beliefs, no matter the cost. In many cases, those people are the ones who practice civil disobedience. Martin Luther King, Henry Thoreau, Socrates… All advocated that they should not be denied their freedom, and all were considered disobedient....   [tags: Plato Socrates Philosophy Literature Essays] 752 words
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Corruption In Famous Last Word - War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage. In Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been. This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Benito Mussolini. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society, who want more power....   [tags: Corruption Essays] 1251 words
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Truman Capote is Famous for His Novels, Stories and Screenplays - ... Perry is in Jail for murdering a black man, and Dick is just in jail. In Jail Dick meets a man named Floyd Wells who tells about a family he used to work for named the clutters and how they had a safe with ten thousand dollars in it. Ever since then Dick has been talking to Perry about robbing them when they got out of jail. Meanwhile the Clutter family live in Holcomb Kansas, are friendly family with no enemies. They were a family of four who were rich but you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at them....   [tags: parties, criminology, murders] 829 words
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Top 5 Most Famous Landmarks of Singapore - Most globetrotters would agree that Singapore is one of the best Asian countries especially when it comes to tourist destinations. To complete your Singapore getaway, peak into our list of Singapore's most famous landmarks. Singapore is a first world country thus placing itself as the fourth wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita, according to Wikipedia. Likewise, Singapore also ranks as having the best quality of life in Asia. Yup, isn't a total wow?. But wait till you arrive in their blessed land and be awed personally....   [tags: Travel] 845 words
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The Famous Romance Novel of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott - ... He follows Richard I because he is a Crusader. Athelstane is the lord of Coingsburgh. He belongs to the Saxon nobility and is Cedric’s last hope for restoring the Saxon Empire. Front-de-Boeuf is a Norman who is the owner of Torquilstone Castle. Richard Plantagenet is the King of England at the time of when this story takes place. He was kidnapped on his way back from the Crusades. John Plantagenet is Richard I’s brother. He wants to prevent his brother from coming back to England in order to attain power and rule England....   [tags: teenage boys, hero, nobility]
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The Colors of Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Famous Novel - F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for the detail with which he crafted the quintessential American novel, The Great Gatsby. With his well-chosen words, Fitzgerald painted a fantastic portrait of life during the Roaring Twenties in the minds of his readers, a picture rich with color and excitement. Four colors: green, gold, white, and gray played key roles in the symbolic demonstration of ideas and feelings which, woven together seamlessly, made The Great Gatsby a world-renowned work of literary genius....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, literary analysis]
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Ashoka: The Most Famous King of the Mauryan Empire - Religion in the world today serves as a unifying force to help people unite and come together. One such example of how religion unifies a society is through Ashoka and his unification of the Mauryan Empire through Buddhism. Although the Mauryan dynasty was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 320 BC, the most famous king of the Mauryan empire was Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. After he fought a brutal war and conquered Kalinga, which left over 100,000 dead, he had a revelation and converted to Buddhism (Violatti, “Ashoka”)....   [tags: religion, buddhism, missionaires] 567 words
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Analysis of The Famous Sculpture, Laocoön and his Two Sons - The piece I decided to analyze is the famous sculpture, Laocoön and his two sons. I decided on this particular piece for a few reasons, one being the emotion we see on the subjects’ faces, and the other being the importance for future art. When I began this research I could not have possibly understood the relevance this piece had on the art that was yet to come. The Hellenistic period of Greek art spans from the time of Alexander the Great’s death in 323 to 30 B.C.E. (“Hellenistic Period” 1). However there have been controversies of precisely how long the Hellenistic period lasted....   [tags: hellenistic period, trojan horse, greek]
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Jack the Ripper: The Most Famous Killer in History - Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most famous serial murder case in the world. Even after over one hundred, twenty years, the case is widely talked about, speculated about, and mulled over (Jones, Jack the Ripper 1888). A lot of the intrigue over the case lies in the fact that it is, to this day, unsolved. Questions still remain over the case. What was Jack the Ripper’s real identity. What was the actual number of victims. The known murders attributed to Jack the Ripper took place between August 7, 1888 and November 10, 1888 (Jack the Ripper Biography)....   [tags: History, Crime]
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The Life and Achievements of Famous Poet, Langston Hughes - I Am Negro, Black as Night The title of this paper was inspired by the famous black poet, Langston Hughes’, poem Negro, which is included in the book The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes’ works are world renowned classics years after the start of his career. Hughes’ works were very influential in the age of the Harlem Renaissance. They are some of the greatest and most eye-opening works of that time. The research undertaken in this paper will include some aspects of his personal life, educational background, important works, the difference in his writing styles and the achievements that he acquired during his career....   [tags: poetry, biography, biographical, african american] 1278 words
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Australia: A Bit of History, Culture and Famous Actors - Australia Since I am interested in Australia, I decided to find out a little more about it. One of the first things I would like to find out is basic information about the country. Another thing I would like to find out is what happened in Australia’s history. Furthermore, it would also be interesting to learn about the country’s current leader. Information about the capital city is another thing that I want to discover about Australia. In addition, I would like to find out about popular attractions that are located in Australia....   [tags: Hugh Jackman, government]
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B.F. Skinner and His Three Famous Ideas in Psychology - ... Skinner’s mother stayed at home to care for the children, but Skinner would describe her as “bright and beautiful.” She was also very stern with her children, and wanted them to succeed in everything they set their minds to. Throughout his childhood, Skinner had many hobbies and always kept busy reading books, taking part in many outdoor activities, and building mechanical objects. Not only was Skinner highly involved in extracurricular activities, but he was highly successful in school as well....   [tags: behaviorism, conditioning, reinforcement] 1359 words
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The Most Famous Vampire: Dracula Written by Bram Stoker - ... How can a mythical creature evolve from a ferocious villain to a wanted lover in less than two hundred years. I will be looking at the different vampire myths focussing on their eating habits, their sleeping habits, their reaction to (sun)light and their daily profession and how these myths are described in Dracula, The Vampyre and Twilight. When we think of vampires the first thing that comes to mind is a vampire’s eating habit, drinking human blood. However, there is a great diversity in how the different vampires obtain their meal....   [tags: bite, habits] 1230 words
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Bill Gates: A Very Inflenential and Famous Man - ... As a young boy at the age of twelve Gates attended public school before attending Lakeside Preparatory School. Gates first became interested in computers when he was working the school’s room-sized computer. Gates and his friends started to neglect their regular school schedule in order to spend more time exploring the machine. Gates wrote his first program at the age of 13. One of his friends was Paul Allen where he met at the preparatory school. Gates and Allen started to create a group of programmers who computerized their school’s payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data, a company that sold traffic-counting systems to local governments....   [tags: technology, computer, company] 892 words
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Examples of Famous Women Who Have Changed Society - Introduction How Women Have Changed Society Women over the years have changed society, from marilyn monroe, to eva peron, to anne frank, these women have changed the way people thought about education, rights, and the working community. Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was an actress,model,and inspiration to girls everywhere. she was born in 1926 and passed away in 1962. Marilyn Monroe was a successful women, in 1946 was a pivotal year for Marilyn, she divorced her young husband and changed her name from the boring Norma Baker to the more glamorous Marilyn Monroe (after her grandma)....   [tags: Success, Inspiration]
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Almost Famous: Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll - “I’m a golden god,” Russell Hammond shouts from a roof top as he is about to jump off into a pool from a bad acid trip. The iconic rock-n-roll scene of inflated egos and strung out rock stars. However, this is a rare occurrence in Almost Famous. It is a story of a boy, William Miller (Patrick Fugit), becoming a man while learning about the rock-n-roll culture with his only true friend, his tape recorder. William, age fifteen, is traveling with the band Stillwater to interview them for a Rolling Stone article, along the way he has many interesting experiences....   [tags: Film Review, argumentative, persuasive]
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Mystery Cases Solved by Famous Sherlock Holmes - ... His science of deduction technique is based on logic. His reasoning allows uncertainty as it is loose and he use a probable inference. Because Holmes has practiced his deduction for long time, he is able to reach an accurate and right conclusion. His reasoning method is what make him different from other people. According to Uchii(2010), Holmes calls his method of reasoning backward as analytic and reasoning forward as synthesis(p.7).When he gets the result, he can think backward to find the cause....   [tags: detective, mystery, investigation]
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Barack Obama: Yes, We Can! Famous Speech - ... This speech has made history for Obama and many believe was the force that drove him to presidency later on that year, withholding the title of first black president. George Bush, former US president had supposedly ruined America; the economy; the dreams of the people; and the American dream, envisioned by so many. Bush had lied, ignored, forsaken the people and mislead them into darkness. American was propelled into millions of dollars in debt, people were poor, unhealthy and uneducated. America wasn’t making money, jobs were lost and the image of the great lands of America were abolished, and the image of the nation plunged into negativity....   [tags: first african american president, michelle obama] 672 words
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I Am Famous, Therefore I Am - “Far from empowering the viewer – much less the contestant – what these [reality] shows ultimately accomplish is the act of dehumanizing society so that the lowest common denominator is held up as the greatest possible accomplishment” (Sexton). While Timothy Sexton's scathing comments about reality television may be a bit extreme, they are based on commonly held beliefs that reality television is abominable and will be (or is already becoming) the downfall of our society as a whole. Reality television may not be the most intellectual form of entertainment available, but I believe that the shift in societal norms from idol-worship to self-promotion has created an environment in which reali...   [tags: Celebrities ]
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Patrick Henry's Famous Speech - Patrick Henry's Famous Speech 'Give me liberty or give me death.' These famous words were uttered by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775, as a conclusion to his speech delivered to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Within his speech, he uses the three rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) to convey a feeling of urgency toward the changes occurring in policy within the Americas implemented by the British government. He cleverly uses these appeals to disrupt the paradigm that Great Britain is going to let the American people have any liberty....   [tags: History Patrick Henry Essays] 882 words
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Famous Artwork - Famous Artwork It seems unbelievable that a small town in Pennsylvania called Bloomsburg would receive an enormous research grant in the amount of three million dollars for cultural enrichment. The unimaginable has happened though. A former student at Bloomsburg University named Ronald Wilson, President and CEO of United Trust, has presented a grant in the amount of three million dollars in order to move and reassemble four great works of art on Bloomsburg’s campus for the enrichment of the people that will pass through the town....   [tags: Papers] 650 words
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Roald Dahl was a famous British Writer - Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was a famous British writer. He was inspired to write because of his dreams and life experiences. He enjoyed telling bedtime stories to his children. These bedtime stories were published and some were made into films. Roald Dahl was great writer and was recognized for his work. Roald Dahl was a famous British Writer. He was born in Llandeff, Wales on September 13th 1916. His parents, Harold and Sofie, came from Norway. He had four sisters, Astri, Affhild, Else and Astra, His father died when Roald was only four years old....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alice Waters: Mother of California Cuisine - ... Unfortunately before I can get into all the juicy fun facts about Alice (like how drunk she and mom would get at the bar) Ill have to give you a quick dry briefing on who what where when and why our heroine exists. Alice Waters, born April 28th 1944, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, she is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainable and locally. She is an advocate for a food economy that is “good, clean, and fair.” Over the course of nearly forty years, Chez Panisse has helped create a community of scores of local farmers and ranchers whose dedicati...   [tags: famous culinarians]
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