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The Homecoming - The Homecoming The book that I read was called The Homecoming. This book was mainly about a family that was deserted by their mentally arranged mother and had to fend for themselves in this cold harsh world. They also had to learn about things that they should have learned about when they were in their adult years, but they helped each other during this time, and worked together to beat the odds. But to get more detailed in the story The Tillerman kids' mother just left them one day in a car in a mall parking lot....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Homecoming - Homecoming “What kind of mother would leave her four kids in a parked car in a strange town and then just walk away. Maybe a mother who went a little crazy. But the Tilerman Kids—Dicey, James, Sammy, and Maybeth—couldn’t do anything to stop her. All they could do was watch as their mother blended into the Saturday morning mall crowd. It was their last glimpse they had of her. Now Dicey only thirteen would have to find an adult they could trust to take them ALL in so they wouldn’t end up in foster care....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Theme of Power in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming - The Theme of Power in The Homecoming Author: Sarah Marchant In Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming" one of the important themes is power. Many of the characters try to exert power. Many of the characters try to exert power over others through various means such as sexuality and intelligence. The use of violence within the household is believed by the men to be the most important tool of power. However, when Ruth, the only woman in the play, enters, she appears to defeat the men's power, but not with violence....   [tags: Harold Pinter Homecoming Essays]
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History Of Homecoming - The History of Homecoming Every year thousands of alumni, parents, students and family come back to the University of Arizona for Homecoming. Homecoming consists of class reunions, a football game, dinners, parades and many other celebrations. Homecoming is for all the colleges and departments at the University of Arizona. Homecoming has been a tradition of U of A for almost 92 years now. This annual event has plenty of history behind it which contributes to the gathering of thousands of people each year to celebrate it....   [tags: University History] 960 words
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Homecoming by Bruce Dawe - Homecoming by Bruce Dawe The poem 'Homecoming' originates from Bruce Dawe. Its journey depicts the aspects of war and its devastations upon human individuals. Using mainly the Vietnam War as a demonstration for its destructions. Within this poem Bruce Dawe dramatizes the homecoming of Australian veterans' bodies from Vietnam. This is clearly an anti-war poem, reproducing the sentiments of those who opposed the time when this war occurred. The poem starts of in what seems to be a monotone. With many simple verbs such as 'picking......   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet Bruce Dawe Home Coming ] 779 words
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Critical Analysis of The Homecoming - Harold Pinter's play, The Homecoming, represents a series of urban characters involved in the family relationships whose prime interest is in wining dominance over another, and the depiction of gender roles which radically severed from traditional family in urban life. This essay will explore the family relationships between the characters against traditional family and how it relates to modernity. I will exam the text in the following aspects: I will identify the way that in urban life, characters struggle for dominance over another, in attempt to assert identity in order to secure love and identity....   [tags: European Literature Harold Pinter]
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Bruce Dawe's Homecoming - Bruce Dawe's Homecoming Bruce Dawe writes of his experiences in the Vietnam War in the poem "Homecoming". By using many different language techniques he conveys his sadness and sympathy for the loss of the lives of the young soldiers. Repeated use of the pronoun "they're", hints at the impersonal relationship between the bodies and their handlers. Repetition of the suffix "-ing" in "bringing", "zipping", "picking", "tagging", and "giving", describing the actions of the body processors, establishes irony....   [tags: Papers] 747 words
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A Homecoming Truth - Original Writing - A Homecoming Truth - Original Writing Carmen sat on the terrace. It was early morning and the Venezuelan sun was just starting to rise on the horizon; it was hotter than she expected it to be. The haze from the moist grass formed a thick blanket of mist over the jungle in the distance. She couldn’t believe she had actually made it there and now, here she was sitting in her abuela’s armchair pondering on where she could possibly go from here. Since she was old enough to question who she was, she always sensed that back in England, she hadn’t fully belonged....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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Essay on Homer's Odyssey: Foreshadowing the Homecoming - The Odyssey: Foreshadowing the Homecoming The majority of the Odyssey is an account of Odysseus’ adventures trying to reach his homeland of Ithaka. Several of these adventures are false homecomings, the most prominent of which is his imprisonment on Kalypso’s island. This false homecoming is strikingly different from what one would expect of Odysseus’ real homecoming, but similar enough for parallels to be drawn between the two. Homer uses this false homecoming to foreshadow Odysseus’ true homecoming....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays] 861 words
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Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy. - Compare The Homecoming and The Workbox by Thomas Hardy. The two poems I have chosen to compare are, 'The Homecoming' and 'The Workbox' by Thomas Hardy. In the poem 'The Homecoming,' a newly married couple arrive home for the first time. The young bride is unhappy already in the marriage though the husband seems quite happy. In 'The Workbox,' however, it is not a new marriage and we see the husband giving a workbox he has made to his wife and the story behind it. There are many different themes and attitudes in the two poems and they are very closely linked, sharing some of the same ideas....   [tags: English Literature] 1136 words
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Theme of Loyalty in "Homecoming" in "The Hunger Games" - ... In this example, loyalty kept the Tillerman siblings close together. But, even in a more futuristic, fictional story, this concept exists. In all types of fiction literature, the basic concepts of love, loyalty, trust, and other virtues are usually included. In the futuristic novel, “The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins, North America has collapsed, and has become 13 districts controlled by an anarchist Capitol. To show their power, the Capitol has issued the Hunger Games, a game in which each district must give two teenagers to fight to the death in an arena....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1007 words
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A Comparison of Homecoming and Before You Were Mine - A Comparison of Homecoming and Before You Were Mine The poem ‘Homecoming’ is about the poet (Simon Armitage’s) wife’s childhood and about their relationship at present. The poem begins with the poet talking about his wife at nursery. The poet shows us that it is about a child by describing a character wearing ‘one canary – yellow cotton jacket’ as it signifies childhood. The child gets her jacket ‘scuffed’ and ‘blackened’ in the cloakroom and her mother makes ‘proper fist of it’....   [tags: Papers] 970 words
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Analysis of Bruce Dawe's Anti-War Poem, Homecoming - An anti-war poem inspired by the events of the Vietnam War, Homecoming inspires us to think about the victims of the war: not only the soldiers who suffered but also the mortuary workers tagging the bodies and the families of those who died in the fighting. The author, Australian poet Bruce Dawe, wrote the poem in response to a news article describing how, at Californian Oaklands Air /Base, at one end of the airport families were farewelling their sons as they left for Vietnam and at the other end the bodies of dead soldiers were being brought home....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Poetry, Vietnam War] 1412 words
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Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey: Themes of Homecoming and Reunion - Theme of Homecoming and Reunion in Homer's Odyssey The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones. Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus' own purpose is simply the fight to save his own life and return his shipmates home safely, the gods of Olympus are the unknown captains of this journey. It is an epic story of the making of men, mainly Odysseus and Telemakhos. Homer methodically details the struggles set forth by the gods. The contests of Odysseus' wisdom, honor, piety and prudence....   [tags: Odyssey essays] 3126 words
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Homecoming AQA Coursework This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there - Homecoming AQA Coursework This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there are some things the poet has not told us. This poem is a puzzle for the reader - there are some things the poet has not told us, and without them, our reading of the poem relies on guesswork. This seems deliberate, as the first thing the poem invites us to do is to look at two things separately, then put them together. The poem is written mostly in the second person, addressed to “you”. This may at first seem to be the general reader, but later in the poem, Armitage writes “I” and “we” - and it seems that here he speaks to a particular individual....   [tags: English Literature] 1170 words
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Comparing Violence in Kane's Blasted, Bond's Lear and Pinter's The Homecoming - Displays of Violence in Kane's Blasted, Bond's Lear and Pinter's The Homecoming In Sarah Kane's Blasted, a woman and a man are raped on stage, eyeballs and dead babies are consumed and a man shoots himself through the head. In Edward Bond's Lear, several men and women are shot, a man is severly beaten and another is blinded, and the body of a woman is disected on stage. Both Kane and Bond claim that the use of violence on stage is vital for the message they want to get across. Harold Pinter, however, seems to deliver the same message by referring to violence without actually displaying it on stage....   [tags: Kane Blasted Essays Violent Papers Lear]
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Almost High : My Experience At The Homecoming Dance - It's Saturday night and I'm in my snug but not skin tight blue spaghetti strap floor length dark royal blue dress, all ready to go out to a very fancy restuarant. Old Country Buffet. As my friend and I climb out of my car in a classy like fashion, we realize that the line to Old COuntry Buffet is at least 50 meters long. "Oh My God." I say as my lipstick chalked lips fall to the floor. Glancing over at a fast-food pizza restaurant, my friend and I look at each other. "Uh huh." We both say....   [tags: essays research papers] 887 words
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War Poetry by Wilfred Owen and Other Poets - War Poetry A popular theme for poets in the last century was war. Many famous poems were written about the two world wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. This essay will consider six poems with a war theme, three by Wilfred Owen and three by Australian poets. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, ‘The Send Off’ and ‘Insensibility (1)’ were written by Owen during the first world war to express his anti-war attitude. ‘Beach Burial’ by Kenneth Slessor, ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe and ‘Letter XV’ by Bruce Beaver are famous Australian poems about war....   [tags: Anthem for Doomed Youth The Send Off] 911 words
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Graduation Speech: We are Prepared for the Challenges that Await Us - Today completes the chapter of our lives that we have been comfortable with for the past 13 years. High school may be over, but we still have a long exciting way to go in life. From our four-year experience we will take with us the memories, good and bad, and relationships we have made with each other and the County High School staff. From these experiences we have learned and grown and will continue to do so. Growing up and moving on will be a huge part of our lives in the next few months. The decisions we will make come in-part from the choices we have already made....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 613 words
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Contrasting Outlooks in Dream of the Rood and The Wanderer - Differing Outlooks in Dream of the Rood and The Wanderer        Outlook defines our perception of reality. The characters in Dream of the Rood and The Wanderer maintain opposed perspectives that greatly influence the way they view their common state of desolation. The dreamer and the Cross in Dream of the Rood embrace a religious ideology that gives them hope, whereas the earth-walker in The Wanderer embraces an existential view that leaves him to suffer his loneliness. The characters' differing outlooks greatly influence how they view their exile, their ultimate destination, and the journey to this destination, their "homecoming."   The characters of both works face exile: the dreamer's friends have "gone hence from the delights of the world," the Cross is "taken from [its] stump," and the wanderer is "far from dear kinsmen" (Rood 20-1; Wanderer 69)....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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World War Two and Vietnam Veterans - ... The main reason for the differences in the return of these soldiers centralized around the public opinion of the war. The key point is that the American people supported World War II and did not support the Vietnam War. This was due to a variety of reasons that included geography of the two wars and the attack on Pearl Harbor, the concept of a global war versus more of an isolated event, the Great Depression, and the differences in the times. The proximity of the war influenced overall public opinion of these two wars, which in turn, affected the treatment of the troops....   [tags: War, American History]
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Women in The Odyssey - ... However, neither his strength nor his cunning can free him from Calypso. He is doomed to remain there until the gods intervene. Women’s irresistible charm leads Odysseus to disaster. These temptresses who hinder Odysseus are contrasted with the women who help Odysseus in his journey homeward. One example is Nausicaa, the Phaeacian princess. The shipwrecked Odysseus washes up on the Phaeacian shore. He comes across Nausicaa and her maids washing clothes. He beseeches her for help. Nausicaa kindly helps Odysseus by providing him with a bath, clothing, and food....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Homer] 1471 words
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Short Story - SHORT STORY FOR ENGLISH CLASS There was a girl named Kandy, she was 15 years old. Her life was extremely boring, all she ever did was go to school, go on her computer, eat and sleep. She spent all summer on her computer. She was really good with HTML and spent her free time making web sites. Kandy didn't have many friends and rarely talked to guys because she was shy and unconfident about her looks. That's why she went into chat rooms. She made a web site with pictures of herself on it and told people in chat rooms to go there....   [tags: essays research papers] 1562 words
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Gender in the Odyssey - Odysseus' values and character traits serve as a paradigm of the ideal Homeric Greek man. The "god-like Odysseus" is crafty, valiant, wise, and eloquent. He gains much of his knowledge through travel, the meeting of different cultures and peoples and learns from suffering and mistakes. He is an aristocrat and a warrior of all warriors. We first learn of many of these traits in Homer's Iliad. Agamemnon, the commander of the Greek army always calls on Odysseus for assignments that required someone cunning and brilliant....   [tags: World Literature] 993 words
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Keeping My Walls Up - ... My sister was pregnant and in her senior year of high school. She wasn’t living with the family because my parents wouldn’t allow her to live with us anymore. My Grandma and Grandpa both died within six months of each other, and I am almost positive my parents were on the verge of divorce. It was at this time that I chose to come out of the closet. If you are homosexual, then you can relate to this. When you know it is time to come out of the closet, then you know it is time. I knew that my time had arrived; however inconvenient that was for current predicaments was beside the point....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1756 words
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The Odyssey - The Odyssey The Odyssey is the story of the homecoming of another of the great Greek heroes at Troy, Odysseus. Unlike Achilles, Odysseus is not famous for his great strength or bravery, but for his ability to deceive and trick (it is Odysseus's idea to take Troy by offering the citizens a large wooden horse filled, unbeknownst to the Trojans, with Greek soldiers). He is the anthropos polytropos, the "man of many ways," or the "man of many tricks." His homecoming has been delayed for ten years because of the anger of the gods; finally, in the tenth year, he is allowed to go home....   [tags: Papers] 417 words
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Everybodys All American - Everybody’s All-American is the story of a famous football player who becomes an overweight middle-aged has-been. Gavin "the Gray Ghost" Gray is a legendary college football player who marries his homecoming queen sweetheart and embarks on a professional career full of difficulties. “The Gray Ghost” is a Louisiana football legend. There had never been a better, faster ball player, and everyone knows the hero is headed for pro football. To no one's surprise, Gavin marries his sweetheart, beauty queen “Babs.” He is a first-draft pick in the pros, as expected, and soon after that, the two begin their family....   [tags: essays research papers] 332 words
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Graduation Speech: Do or Do Not, There is No Try - The year 2012 marks an era of new beginnings and bold adventures. Years from now, when we look back on our senior year, we’ll remember a year of good friends, hard work and planning for the future. As graduating seniors we will create different paths to our own success. Some will choose the superhighway and some will choose the winding road — each person deciding their own level of happiness. It has been said, "To know where you are going, one must remember where you have been." Tonight, the Class of 2012 will start a new chapter, moving toward new endeavors and taking on greater challenges, making this evening the perfect time to reflect on our past here at County High School....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 395 words
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Disguises in Homer's Odyssey - Disguises in Homer's Odyssey      In Homer's Odyssey, disguises help convey a false identity that assist the characters in accomplishing their plans.  Each disguise has its own purpose, such as Athene's image as Mentor to advise Telemachos.  Her purpose was to assist and encourage Telemachos into searching news of his long lost father without revealing her true identity of divinity.  Being old and wise, and especially male, helps put more power behind the words spoken by Mentor because men were received with greater influence than women were.  Similar, Odysseus, through his clever use of false storytelling and disguises as "nobody" and a vagabond, is able to safely return to Ithaka and slaughter the reckless suitors....   [tags: Homer Odyssey disgody]
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The Cunning and Deceitful Women of Homer’s Odyssey - The Cunning and Deceitful Women of Homer’s Odyssey One of the most famous works from the early Greek era is Homer’s Odyssey. It details the journey home of a war hero, Odysseus. His homecoming entails many adventures, each presented as a separate episode that he must overcome. Though the varied episodes differ in terms of characters and settings, most are based on similar patterns of plot and theme. The themes that are most emphasized are forgetfulness, a willingness to risk pain for pleasure, and female temptation....   [tags: Odyssey essays] 1479 words
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Free Essays - Comparing Odysseus and Medea - Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey: Odysseus and Medea "Let me hear no smooth talk of death from you, Odysseus, light of councils. Better, I say, to break sod as a farm hand for some poor country man, on iron rations, than lord it over all the exhausted dead." Right before restless Odysseus leaves Circe, she tells him that he must go down into Hades to visit the shade of Teiresias, the blind prophet who advises Odysseus of his homecoming (the Wanderings). He then goes on to meet the shades of the queens and lovers of dead heroes and finally the heroes themselves....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 696 words
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Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey:Discussion of the Final Volume, Book XXIV - The Odyssey: A Discussion of the Final Volume, Book XXIV Homer’s epic, The Odyssey is the classic story of the homecoming of the warrior and king Odysseus. It is one of the most enduring pieces of literature known to man. The lessons and tales from the epic are unforgettable. However, there are several difficulties that the contemporary reader has with The Odyssey. These include issues such as difficult language, tangential stories, and the verse style it was written in. However, the focus of this paper is the final volume of the epic....   [tags: Odyssey essays] 1705 words
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Use of Disguises in Homer's Odyssey - Use of Disguises in Odyssey        The characters' use of disguises in Homer's Odyssey is a crucial element that helps to catalyze the victory of good over evil.  Each disguise is unique, created for a specific purpose.  Before she talks to Telemachos, Athena disguises herself as a wise old man in order to ensure that her words carry weight and are taken seriously.  She knows that she must assist and encourage Telemachos into searching for his long lost father without revealing her divine nature, so she assumes the guise of Mentor because men were generally given more credibility in those days.  In a similar vein, Odysseus disguises himself as a homeless man in order to exude anonymity so that he can safely return to Ithaka where he slaughters the inconsiderate suitors.  The characters' use of disguises is a key element that Homer utilizes to further the story as well as spice up the plot.              "Fame and fortune is the ultimate goal of any man"(Heubeck 21).  One lives to strive for the best and conquer the world, metaphorically speaking for reaching his highest potential.  "Although not everyone can achieve such high status, if a man can conquer a feat thus similar, his name can be passed on and he will be immortal" (Van der Valk 63).  In Homer's Odyssey, the ultimate goal of fame and fortune entices Odysseus to disregard his morals by using cunning and trickery for lying and killing others, to ensure his homecoming to Ithaka....   [tags: Homer Odyssey disgody]
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Use of Disguise in Homer's Odyssey - The Use of Disguise in Odyssey     In Homer's Odyssey, the use of disguise to help convey a false identity assists the characters in accomplishing their plans.  Without the use of disguise it would thwart Odyssey’s attempts at arriving back to his homeland. Each disguise has its own individual purpose, for example Athene's image as Mentor to advise Telemachos.  The main intention being to assist and encourage Telemachos into searching for news of his long lost father without revealing her true identity of divinity.  Being old and wise, and more specifically male, enables Athene to place more power behind the words spoken by Mentor.  This is since men were received with greater influence and reverence than women were culturally and contextually.  Similarly, Odysseus, through his clever use of false storytelling and disguises as a "nobody" and a vagabond, is able to safely return to Ithaka and slaughter the reckless suitors....   [tags: Homer Odyssey disgody]
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Aeneid and Odyssey - A Comparison between Aeneas, Achilles and Odysseus - Aeneid and Odyssey - A Comparison between Aeneas, Achilles and Odysseus        A comparison between Virgil's hero, Aeneas, and the Homeric heroes, Achilles and Odysseus, brings up the question concerning the relevance of the difference between the Homeric heroes and Aeneas. The differences in the poets' concerns are explained by the fact that Virgil lived many years after Homer, giving Virgil the advantage of a more developed literary and philosophical society than Homer had at his disposal....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey: Penelope's Enduring Faithfulness - Penelope's Enduring Faithfulness in Homer's Odyssey Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, can be contrasted in various ways to the other characters in Homer's poem The Odyssey. In many ways, Penelope embodies the "ideal" woman, in that she conforms to the values and ideals of her society. These ideals include faithfulness, loyalty, willpower, long-suffering, pride in one's home and family, and hospitality to strangers. The majority of the other characters in the poem lack one or more of these attributes....   [tags: Odyssey essays] 1445 words
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Revenge and Violence in Cassandra - Revenge and Violence in Cassandra        In "Mycenae Lookout," Seamus Heaney tells the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and Cassandra after the Trojan war. "Cassandra" is the second part of "Mycenae Lookout" and chronicles Cassandra, Apollo's ill-fated prophetess, who is captured by Agamemnon at the war's end and brought back to Mycenae as a slave. The fates of Cassandra and the House of Atreus collide with Agamemnon's return to Mycenae, where his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus plot his murder.  Aegisthus and Clytemnestra both seek revenge: Clytemnestra for her daughter's sacrifice and Aegisthus for the overthrow of his father and the sins of Agamemnon's father Atreus, of which Aegisthus was the only survivor....   [tags: Cassandra Essays]
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Langston Hughes' Poem, Without Benefit of Declaration - Langston Hughes' Poem, Without Benefit of Declaration "BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE." This phrase is run on commercials in an attempt to try and recruit men and women to enlist in the United States Army. The commercial shows men and women completing obstacles and high tech training. Some other commercials for the United States Armed Forces use tactics, such as; awarding money for college after the recruit has spent a given amount of time in their Army, Navy, or Air Force. But, what the commercials fail to do is to depict the reality of any soldier's life post war....   [tags: Without Benefit Declaration Essays] 836 words
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Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans - Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans I have always been interested in the Vietnam War and the results of “the longest war in America.” Therefore, I have decided to examine the social attitudes toward Vietnam veterans. Since I feel so passionately about the way that Vietnam veterans are viewed, the purpose of my paper is to inform others about the way that the veterans have been criticized and misrepresented. Personally, I hope to gain a further understanding of the attitudes and views towards Vietnam veterans, especially since my father is a veteran....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Terror - Terror The tragedies of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 affected people in many different ways. For me, it was a time of wonder and worry. My Aunt lives right in Manhattan where the World Trade Center was attacked. For the first couple hours of the attack, we did not hear from her. I went to visit my mom in Des Moines and my Aunt finally emailed her at school. She was not able to use telephones or her cell phone, so email was the only way to keep in contact with her. She was not able to get home till later that night, because the police would not let her across the Brooklyn Bridge....   [tags: September 11 9/11] 993 words
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Whitey’s: the Bar amidst the Prairies - Whitey’s: the Bar amidst the Prairies Before going to the legendary Whitey’s in East Grand Forks, MN, I had thought it was bar patroned by middle-aged people. There didn’t seem to be as many college students going there. When writing about this place, I positioned myself in a neutral ground. I am from Grand Forks, and lived there for ten years, but attend college at NDSU, not UND (NDSU’s rival). I came to see or know Whitey’s through my older sister and friends who frequented there and I actually went there for my sophomore year of homecoming with friends when it was a restaurant as well....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays] 1622 words
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Where Is the Spirit? - Where Is the Spirit. It’s Friday night at Matthew’s Arena where the men’s hockey team is ready to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and it seems as if nobody is here except for UNH fans. Where are the Northeastern fans. Instead of Northeastern’s black and red, the Wildcat’s blue is overtaking the arena. Why is Northeastern so different from other universities who have thriving traditions and throngs of fans at every event. Is it because our sports teams are not as recognized. Or do the students here just have better things to do....   [tags: Athletics Hockey School Spirit Essays] 1770 words
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The Appeal of Home - The Appeal of Home In the Greek camp at the end of the Iliad, we see Achilleus arrive at the conclusion that is the theme of the entire poem—that to be mortal is to suffer. However, Homer leaves unanswered the logical question regarding this conclusion: If to live is to suffer, then why live at all. This then becomes the central question of the Odyssey, in which we are given an entirely different kind of character who rejects two distinct possibilities—an immortal relationship and a utopian community—for his own “wife and his homecoming” (I, 13)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1077 words
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First Date in A Bad Restaurant - First Date in A Bad Resteraunt It was a beautiful fall evening. The sun was just beginning to give way to incoming twilight. I could smell winter in the air, even through my closed window. Soon there'd be snow on the ground. Matchbox Twenty was playing on my clock radio." I want to push you around...” The mood was set for a soft autumn night. However the mood inside my room was quite different. I was running around trying to do a million things a one time. My makeup was all wrong for my outfit....   [tags: essays papers] 777 words
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Harold Pinter - Harold Pinter Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards including the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear, BAFTA awards, the Hamburg Shakespeare Prize, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and the Commonwealth Award....   [tags: Biography Biographies Harold Pinter Essays] 3300 words
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Human Nature - Human Nature After reading Bobby Anne Mason’s short story, “Shiloh”, I discovered her overall purpose for writing it. This essay discusses the overall purpose she used to write “Shiloh”, as well as what incites into human nature that she offers us through her characters. This essay will use specific examples from the story to convey Mason’s point. The character Leroy, was a victim of a highway accident, and is drastically changing his life style because of it. He made many promises to his wife Norma Jean when they got married at the age of 18....   [tags: essays research papers] 1078 words
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