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The Great Depression's Impact on Hollywood - Hollywood has influenced American history since it began. It boosted and shaped the morale of a nation for almost a century. But Hollywood has not only been the influencing American society, it has been influenced by American society. In the 1920s, American society was booming; people were getting rich, spending and borrowing money, and they thought life was looking good. Then in October of 1929 the stock market crashed. Many people lost all they owned. People had invested all their money into the banks before the Crash....   [tags: great depression, film industry, american history]
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Society’s Great Impact - Society plays a significant role in developing a person’s identity. In Debating Sex and Gender and After Identity by Dr. Warnke, it clearly argues how sex, gender, and race are all social constructs. Warnke discusses how the three topics of sex, gender, and race are constructed through social interactions to develop one’s identity. Society has a great impact in shifting people’s ideas and perceptions of sex, gender, and race. For instance, they can choose to become a certain race because it offers greater advantages and maybe even power....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Great Impact of the Great Smoky Mountains - Every year, over nine million hikers and adventure seekers travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park making it the most visited national park in the United States. There are abundant reasons for this, but many popular reasons include over 150 hiking trails extending over 850 miles, a large portion of the Appalachian Trail, sightseeing, fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling. The park houses roughly ten thousand species of plants and animals with an estimated 90,000 undocumented species likely possible to be present....   [tags: Vacation Destinations]
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James Longstreet and His Great Impact at Gettysburg - James Longstreet was an exceptional Confederate general whose leadership and battle strategy, his relationship with Lee, and controversial disobedience contributed to his enormous impact in the American Civil War and the battle at Gettysburg. Longstreet was born January 8, 1821, and was raised in the South ("General James Longstreet" 1). As a young boy he lived with his parents on the family plantation in Georgia. His father nicknamed him Old Pete, a nickname that stuck with him his whole life, after the saint Peter, because they shared a solid, rock-like character....   [tags: biography, civil war, disobedience]
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The Impact of the Great Wall of China - How did the Great Wall of China impact the Chinese, and the rest of the world. “The Long Fortress,” also known as the Great Wall of China, has a very interesting background. In building the Great Wall of China, China had to undergo many new and different changes. Although the overall structure of the Great Wall was built over 2,500 years ago, it is still being maintained and enhanced to provide its story to the world. As Stephen McDonell states,“It took more time to build, more people to build, consumed more building material than anything else in human history and it will never be surpassed in terms of scale,”everyone knows the Great Wall of China is the most complex thing built in history...   [tags: the long fortress, intruders]
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Pope Innocent III's Great Impact on Medieval Society - Pope Innocent III began a sequence of changes that influenced the face of secular and ecclesiastical Europe through careful use of law and political manipulation. It has been remarked that the papacy acquired and retained the most power under the leadership of Pope Innocent III during the late 12th and early 13th centuries. I plan to examine sources primarily pertaining to the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215 and secondly to a collection of Innocent III’s papal letters. In my analysis, I hope to draw a correlation between Innocent III's actions and these actions influence on medieval society and why this period is considered to be the height of papal power since its inception....   [tags: european history, religion]
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The Great Levittown Impact - The Great Levittown Impact The third listing for the definition of sprawl in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is as follows: “to spread or develop irregularly”. Unfortunately, this is the pattern, or lack thereof, with which America’s development is following. Every single day the world population rises, and these new babies have to live somewhere. Due to the fact that the birth rate is larger than that of the death rate in America (http://www.bartleby.com/151/a24.html), new homes and communities must be developed to accommodate all of the incoming people....   [tags: Urban Sprawl Urbanization Essays]
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Impact of the Great Depression on Chile and Peru - In the opening pages of her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee wrote these words: “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with…but it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.” Lee alludes to the seemingly inadequate reassurance that United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt provided during his inauguration speech at the onset of the Great Depression, while also describing the melancholy and hopelessness that many citizens felt....   [tags: to kill a mockingbird, harper lee]
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Impact of Prohibition in The Great Gatsby - Looking back in American history, America has tended to have different phases lasting around ten years. The nineteen-twenties will always be remembered in history because of the triumphal progress in many different areas. The twenties were a time of great change in America in many different areas. The changes were in the laws, the lifestyle of women especially and the moral values that they lived by. One of the major events that sculpted this era was prohibition. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the life of crime associated with prohibition causing the enormous transformation of Jay Gatz to Jay Gatsby, and also causing a tremendous change in America....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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The Impact of the Great Depression - The Impact of the Great Depression The stock market crash of 1929 sent the nation spiraling into a state of economic paralysis that became known as the Great Depression. As industries shrank and businesses collapsed or cut back, up to 25% of Americans were left unemployed. At the same time, the financial crisis destroyed the life savings of countless Americans (Modern American Poetry). Food, housing and other consumable goods were in short supply for most people (Zinn 282). This widespread state of poverty had serious social repercussions for the country....   [tags: American History Essays]
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Impact of the Great Recession in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley - Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of the Great Recession and Related Financial Crisis in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley Introduction The 2008 financial crisis erupted straightforwardly because of the breakdown of the lodging move in the United States in 2006, which brought about give or take October 2007 called sub- prime mortgages. The effect of the credit emergency started to show a to a great degree genuine since right on time 2008, first tainting the U.s. monetary framework, and after that worldwide, having thus a profound liquidity crisis and creating, in a roundabout way, other budgetary phenomena, for example food crisis, unemployment, different stock crumples and on the whole, a fin...   [tags: Financial Crisis]
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The Great Depression´s Impact on Gender Roles - Lisa Cianciulli November 12th, 2013 The Great Depression’s Impact on Gender Roles Change and hardship go hand in hand, because when hard times emerge society is forced to change. During the Great Depression the idea of gender roles stirred up a great deal of controversy but it also opened the door for change. It gave society a push into a new direction. In order to survive, a number of people had to move away from their traditional way of living in order to take care of their household (Goutour, November 5, 2013)....   [tags: marriage, workforce, society, status quo]
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact on the Great Depression - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a man who besides his intelligence, charm and strong confidence, he was able to sustain the nation through the most overbearing crisis know as the Great Depression as well as World War II. While managing to stay optimistic, Franklin Roosevelt helped people regain faith in themselves. Despite all the chaos going on at the time, “he was met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory (pg. 90).” He was praised for pushing the government to help those who were underprivileged....   [tags: Presidents, American Presidents, FDR] 795 words
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King Henry VIII and his Great Impact on the History of England - King Henry VIII was one of the most powerful rulers in the fifteenth century, who had a very captivating life many people are not aware of. Most people know Henry VIII as a berserk king with too many wives, but there is more to Henry VIII than that. Many few people know about his life and what he truly contributed to our world. Henry VIII was an almighty leader in England who won’t soon be forgotten. Henry VIII was born in Greenwich, England on June 28, 1491. At the age of just two years old Henry was named Constable of Dover Castle, and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports....   [tags: european history, england] 2162 words
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The Impact of the Great Depression on the Prairie Provinces - During the Great Depression of the 1930's, Canada's Prairie provinces suffered more than any other area in Canada. This time frame brought for the farmers many years of droughts and grasshopper plagues, as each year got worse without any rainfall whatsoever. The impact of the Great Depression on the Prairie provinces was devastating and it's impact on the region was social, political and economical. During this period unemployment reached high levels, prices of products were falling and purchasing power was getting very weak....   [tags: essays research papers] 2065 words
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Impact of The Great War for Empire in Europe - Impact of The Great War for Empire in Europe The Great War for Empire was one of the most important factors in shaping the economic and political futures for all of Europe in the eighteenth century and for all time to come. In this essay I will discuss the causes, the events, and finally the results of this important war, which consisted of the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. The War of the Austrian Succession began as King Frederick II gained the throne to Prussia, and in less than a year ordered his troops to take and occupy the large Austrian province of Silesia....   [tags: European Europe History] 606 words
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The Impact of the Great Depression on Black Americans - The Impact of the Great Depression on Black Americans The stock market crash of October 1929 was the prelude to the Great Depression. It was a time of hardship and sorrow for many people. American morale was low, and money and food were scarce. Poverty and despair, however, were not foreign to the Black Americans; poverty had been common to them since their days of captivity. To many Black Americans who lived in the south, it was the return of old times. Sharecroppers and farm workers always lived in the midst of strife; they were never able to make a decent living....   [tags: American America History]
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The Life of Leo Tolstoy and its Great Impact on his Literary Works - The Life of Leo Tolstoy and its Great Impact on his Literary Works "How Much Land Does A Man Need?," by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyana, a place south of Moscow....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Impact of the Industrialization Era (Great Britain and United States) - The industrialization era is one of the most important and wonderful events that have occurred in the past 400 years. Industrialization has had an over all ripple effect upon the world. “Industrialization led to a better quality of life for most people” (Beck, 723). While it may seem to some that Industrialization only impacted Great Britain, it is actually true that industrialization many characteristics and consequences that had a worldwide impact. Industrialization had its up’s and down’s such as economic prosperity, jobs, and innovation....   [tags: british history, industrialize, european history] 620 words
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The Great Awakening and its Impact on the Religion of the American Colonies - Religion has been around since the discovery of America. Many European immigrants came to America to escape the traditions of the Church of England. The people wanted religious freedom. Most, however, tried to force their religious beliefs on the people who came to settle in their colonies creating a divide. It wasn’t until The Great Awakening, which started in the New England colonies, occurred that people rose up and revolted against the norms of religion and began to worship the way they wanted to....   [tags: american history, european history, religion] 630 words
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Impact on the Great Depression - "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country," - Franklin D. Roosevelt ("Thinkexist.com"). In the middle of the deepest economic recession in the history of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and did everything in his power to try and turn the country around. Roosevelt was a very intelligent man and the country believed he would lead them out of the Great Depression (Brinkley). Roosevelt inspired the nation to make drastic changes during the Great Depression with his extensive knowledge, understanding of the people's suffering, and new government reforms....   [tags: American History]
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The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People - The Varied Impact of the Great Depression on American People The experiences of Americans during the Great Depression varied greatly. For most, the Great Depression was a time of hardships and trials. The way that people were tried were different though, some languished in a collapsed economy, while others had to struggle to make a living in the remote regions of the country. The years berween 1929 and 1933 were trying years for people throughout the world. Inflation was often so high money became nearly worthless....   [tags: American America History]
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Impact of Great Depression on International Relations in the 1930s - Impact of Great Depression on International Relations in the 1930s In the early 1920s the Great Depression hit. The chaos caused by the First World War was the main reason for the Great Depression. The USA had lent large amounts of money to other countries to help with their damages from the war. The loans that the USA made helped the countries to recover trade. Many countries tried to protect their industries by putting taxes on imports. In 1930 USA the biggest trading nation in the world also raised their taxes....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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How did Great Britain Influence and Impact South Africa during Colonization - ... So the South Africans must be been impacted by Europeans. So as we now, although South Africans have enough fished or wild life to eat, But modern South Africans love their meat and where affordable enjoy lamb, steaks, chicken, kebabs and sausages. But don’t ask a South African for their secret barbecue recipe – competitions to see who can produce the best barbecue food are a serious business. So, now their food had a totally changing from native South African food to more western food. In modern South Africa, English is an official language....   [tags: south africa, zulu, boer battle] 595 words
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The Impact of the New Deal on the Great Depression Era - The Impact of the New Deal on the Great Depression Era In 1933, President Roosevelt proposed New Deal legislation to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression through various public works programs and other federal initiatives. The many reforms of the New Deal were racked by intense criticism from their very beginnings. The New Deal was a catalyst in the surge of the federal government’s power. One year before the financial collapse on Wall Street, President Hoover said, “We in America today are nearer to the financial triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of our land” (Major 31)....   [tags: American America History]
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Repercussions of the Great Recession and the Impact of Unemployment Towards the Medical Conditions and Family Life in the United States - The business cycle, which may be called trade cycle, refers to the fluctuations in the general level of activity in an economy that affect many sectors at roughly the same time, though not necessarily to the same extent. In recent times, the periods between two peaks varied from five to ten years (Lipsey & Chrystal, 2007) .The economic activities are measured in GDP and are categorized into four different stages: the boom (peak), recession (downturn), depression (slump/trough) and recovery (Hallam & Reed, 2005)....   [tags: business cycle, GDP, economy, domestic violence]
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Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties - Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties The Great Depression of the 1930’s, which has been called the “invisible scar, the absent presence,” continues to impact American culture (Rabinowitz 17). The devastating effect of failed businesses, the dust bowl, farm foreclosures, and an unemployment rate of 30 percent reminds us that capitalism is fallible. Although we recall with humility this bleak period of our history, we seldom reflect on the plight of the Depression’s most vulnerable victims--the underpaid, uneducated working poor....   [tags: Olsen Yonnondio Thirties Essays]
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The Great Depression in Southeast Asia - Introduction When we talk about the Great Depression, we always think of the United States of America and the impact on the rest of the advanced industrialised countries. In fact, most studies on this topic have been concentrating on these countries as they are regarded as the major victims of the Great Depression; the global impact has hardly attracted any attention, especially for the case of Southeast Asia. The subordination of Southeast Asia’s economy to the capitalist structure of the western world through colonialism greatly increased its significance in the global economy and saw the transformation of a subsistent to commercial economy....   [tags: Impact, Early 1900s]
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The Impact of the Black Plague on European Jews - ... Jews in Europe Prior to the Black Death Before the Black Death hit Europe in 1348, the relationship between Jews and Christians was tolerable. The pope tried to enforce that Jews be safe from harassment. In addition, Jews and Christians lived and worked together, with minimal discrimination against Jewish people. In general, in the early Middle Ages, Jews were better educated than Christians and often more successful in business. (Kelly, p.235) In the early 1300’s, Jews worked in many different jobs including the arts and business and they were often landowners (Zeigler, p 98).On the other hand, for many centuries Jews had already been looked down upon by their Christian fellows and po...   [tags: the Great Mortality, bubonic plague]
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The Impact of Charlemagne Upon Europe - Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, reigned during a time of much turmoil and upheaval in Europe during middle ages. Charlemagne’s background and family history contributed much to his rise to power. The triumphs of his past lineage prepared him to take on the task of governing the Frankish Empire, and defending it from invaders. Charlemagne accomplished much during his supremacy. He not only brought education back into medieval Europe, but also invented an efficient way to govern his people. His conquests against the many adversaries of the Holy Roman Empire expanded his empire across the majority of Europe....   [tags: Charles the Great Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of the Great Migration - The Great Migration was a huge relocation of African Americans from the Southern states of the United States to northern and Midwestern cities. This occurred between the years of 1910 and 1970. Over 6 million African Americans traveled to Northern cities during the migration. Some northern city destinations were Richmond, D.C, Baltimore, New York, and Newark. Western and Midwestern destinations were those such as Los Angelos, San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago, and Detroit. During this time period and previous years, Jim Crow laws in the South were greatly in affect and causing African Americans a rough time due to the racism they faced....   [tags: Great Migration Essays]
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The Impact of Digital Signal Processing - There are a great number of applications for Digital Signal Processing and in order to better understand why DSP has such a large impact on multiple aspects of society, it helps to better understand the wide variety of applications it can be used for. Here we will briefly look into the following applications of Digital Signal Processing and their uses; speech and audio compression, communications, biomedical signal processing and applications in the automobile manufacturing industry. Li Tan [1] goes into detail with each of these applications in his book, Digital Signal Processing, and explains how each are used on a daily basis....   [tags: Economic Impact of Wireless Technology]
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The Shape of the Expected Recovery from the Great Recession - 2009 represented the “Year of Repair”. Following the worst global banking and economic crisis in decades, the world embarked on a 12 month trek to rebuild the fiscal, monetary and economic infrastructures among the developed and developing world and much has yet to be done. The breadth of the market’s collapse, which began in the housing sector in mid-2007, resulted in a decline in U.S. household wealth in 4Q08 by a record $5.1 trillion. For all of 2008, wealth dropped $11.2 trillion, the largest decline since the government began keeping quarterly records in 1952....   [tags: economics, great recession,] 998 words
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The Great Fire of London, the Industrial Revolution and the Great Stink: Defining Moments in London’s City Plan - Introduction There are many things that shape a city such as culture, demand, and the vision of the city from the designer, but none are more instant and long lasting then disasters. London is one city that in this it is apparent and thus it is the topic for this essay. In order to demonstrate that the impact that disasters have on a city are the greatest shaping tools, I will focus of the Great London fire of 1666 and the Great Stink of 1858 and compare them to the Industrial revolution of 1760....   [tags: Great Stink, Fire, development]
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How Did Great Britain Lose its Power? - At the height of its empire, Great Britain held dominion and colonial settlements on every continent in the world. By 1763, Great Britain dominated the eastern half of North America, and established colonies off the west coast of Africa, India, and the Philippine islands. The British Empire achieved dominance through industry, economic trading, and its navy, which gave Great Britain a superior advantage over competing sovereignties for three hundred years. Even though the largest British colonies revolted in 1775 and launched a successful revolution, Great Britain continued to grow through the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century....   [tags: Colonialism, Great Britain, superpowers, history, ] 2003 words
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The Great Departure - The Great Departure Daniel Smith’s, The Great Departure illustrates very well the United State’s evolution from a traditionally isolationist nation to an interventionist nation. WWI literally dragged the U.S. out of its isolationist shell and placed the U.S. at the forefront of international politics. The pressure to join WWI was resisted greatly by the Wilson administration and the country as a whole. Smith does an excellent job at presenting the factors that influenced the U.S. to enter the war and at conveying the mind set of American leaders during this time and the issues they faced pertaining to the war....   [tags: Great Departure Essays] 1248 words
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Great Expectations and The Go Between - Great Expectations and The Go Between Both Great Expectations and The Go Between concern young men from lowly backgrounds who find themselves thrust into the world of the leisured classes and are changed forever. What similarities and differences do you see between the ways in which the two authors handle and develop this shared situation. The reason why we have chosen to compare and contrast Great Expectations and The Go Between is because they have many obvious and many subtle similarities which I am to discuss during t he course of this Essay....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1953 words
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Jane Austen's Great Expectations - Jane Austen's Great Expectations Great Expectations is a story about the impact that money can have on people's lives. Money can change anybody and Pip was no exception. When Pip is poor he truly wants to be a gentleman, he has "great expectations" for himself. He loses friends, family and parts of himself all to be a true gentleman and forgets about the true values of life. Eventually he realises that letting money rule your life can have harmful effects. There are many themes that run through this novel....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2152 words
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The Impact of Divorce on a Teenager - All over the world, parents decide to divorce and this leaves children hurt and confused. The children may lose contact with one parent or they might decide to makes some bad decisions in their life due to the feeling of neglect. Some of the bad choices could be mental health disorders and struggling in academics. There are impacts on teens that could be short term but there are also long term effects too, because most of them look up to their parents as role models. (decent statement of theme) Family clearly impacts teenagers, especially a divorce....   [tags: Impact of Divorce on Children] 1422 words
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Charles Dickens' Portrayal of His Female Characters in "Great Expectations" - In the novel ‘Great Expectations’ there are three women who Dickens portrays differently to his contemporary’s, writers such as Austen and Bronté, and to the typical 19th century woman. These three women go by the name of Mrs Joe (Pips sister), Miss Havisham, and Estella. Mrs Joe who is Pips sister and Mr Joe’s wife is very controlling and aggressive towards Pip and Mr Joe. ‘In knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand’. This shows Dickens has given Mrs Joe very masculine qualities, which is very unusual for a 19th century woman....   [tags: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, gender, chara] 733 words
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The Two Worlds in Great Expectations - As spoken by Mr. Jaggers in the famed book, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, “ Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has Great Expectations (Dickens 107).” This statement was the single event that allowed for the rest of the occurrences of the book to happen as they did. It is very clear to me that the absence of this event would have deprived Pip of the great lessons he learned while being stuck between two worlds. Also, it would have been impossible for the other protagonists to mature to the point where they could also have had the same epiphany that Pip was so privileged to experience....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1023 words
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Fear and Tension in Great Expectations - How does Dickens create an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters of Great Expectations. Explain briefly how effectively these chapters prepare the reader for the revelations at the end of the second stage of Pip’s expectations and expose the frailty of Pip’s assumptions about the identity of his benefactor. Charles Dickens successfully creates an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters by using characters to a remarkable effect, amplifying the differences between the two most important characters....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1649 words
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Free Great Gatsby Essays: Point of View - Importance of Point of View in The Great Gatsby   In novels containing interweaving plot and varying scenes, the author's selection of point of view becomes a primary factor in its impact and effectiveness. The Great Gatsby is such a novel which demonstrates this point most evidently.  While Fitzgerald's decision to view the plot through the eyes of Nick Carraway presents certain limitations, it provides the means to relate the tone and message of the novel as whole.      F. Scott Fitzgerald would be the first to admit that his masterpiece was not without flaws.  In a letter written to Edmund Wilson, he criticized what he understood to be the novel's "BIG FAULT."        I gave no acco...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 463 words
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Use of Metaphor, Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Use of Metaphor and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby       Some novels have more of an impact in modern society than when they were originally written. This is especially true with Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Modern society can be termed corrupt, complete with tainted morals and an overemphasis on the acquisition of money and friends. Fitzgerald seeks the root of the problem and wants the reader to ponder whether he or she wants money and social status or fulfillment and truth. In his quest to enlighten the reader, Fitzgerald utilizes metaphor and symbols to clarify his message....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Great Gatsby: The Morally Corrupt American Dream - Exposing the Morally Corrupt American Dream     The 1920’s were a decade of renaissance characterized by the establishment of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, contains themes and morals that continue to be relevant today. In his novel, Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by describing its negative characteristics: class struggles between the rich and the poor, the superficiality of the rich, and the false relationship between money and happiness....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens - Imprisonment and captivity are both actions that when are taken literally allow a person to repent for what they have done wrong. Great Expectations is a novel in which Charles Dickens utilizes the theme of imprisonment and captivity to help the reader better their exploration of his characters. Such exploration allows the reader to understand how and why the characters are imprisoned and gives insight into their personalities. Some of the characters are literally imprisoned and get a chance to think about the wretched things they have done that put them in prison....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1144 words
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Great Expectations: Pip’s Views of Expectations - Great Expectations – Discuss Pip’s views of expectations and how they affect him. The novel Great Expectations is focused around the theme of a young male’s expectations and how they rule his life. It tells us the effects they have on people and the negative impact they have on Pip’s life. The Title to the novel “Great Expectations” totally contradicts the main theme in the book, as the expectations turn out to be not so great after all. The book is split up into 3 sections of Pip’s “Great Expectations”, all of these sections show us how Pip’s life has been affected by these expectations....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1289 words
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A Comprehensive Examination of The Far-Reaching Effects of The Great Depression - The Depression affected the varying economic and social classes in different ways. The experience of the Depression obviously had a negative impact on the country as a whole but some groups of society were still able to flourish. In addition to economic and social class, geographic location also played a role in experience of Americans during the Depression. Those unlucky citizens that lived in the Great Plains states were also dealing with the effects of the Dust Bowl during this time. Some citizens were lucky enough to find themselves working in Depression proof jobs such as the cigarette and shoe manufacturing industries (Kennedy, p....   [tags: The Great Depression]
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