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The Faith Of Jim Casy in "Grapes of Wrath" - The joad family has known Jim Casy as the preacher but not any more. He was an honorable man with the good faith he has. He is respected and loved by the Joad family he has baptized the children he remembers the family from a long while back. He was a man of God. He was a “Burning Busher”(20). Back then he was called Reverend Jim Casy. He said to Tom Joad “I aint’t got the call any more got a lot of sinful idears but they seem kinda sensible.” He has lost the spirtual touch he once had. In the beginning of the book Jim Casy’s physical features are that he is a tall man with a long head....   [tags: Steinbeck, Character Analysis] 947 words
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Grapes Of Wrath - Jim Casy Chracter Analysis - John Steinbeck passionately describes a time of unfair poverty, unity, and the human spirit in the classic, The Grapes of Wrath. The novel tells of real, diverse characters who experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Jim Casy- a personal favorite character- is an ex-preacher that meets up with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Casy continues a relationship with Tom and the rest of the Joads as they embark on a journey to California in the hopes of prosperity and possibly excess. Casy represents how the many situations in life impact the ever-changing souls of human- beings and the search within to discover one's true identity and beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers] 2430 words
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Grapes of Wrath Jim Casy The Silent Philosopher - Grapes of Wrath Jim Casy The Silent Philosopher Jim Casy: The Silent Philosopher It is a widely accepted theory, in numerous areas of study, that a whole is the sum of its parts. It has also been acknowledged that the reaction formed by a combination of forces is greater than the sum of the individual forces. Such a synergistic principle has become a strong motive behind many incidents in history, in which individuals have assembled into a group to become an increasingly powerful and influential force....   [tags: essays papers] 1572 words
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Finn and Jim: Brothers in Morality - The issue of morality is at the forefront of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Throughout the text, Finn is presented with clashing ideals of what is moral and socially acceptable. He learns that civilization expects one set of morals, and as a youth, he is educated to believe this is right. As he ages and gains experiences in life, he learns that the reality of life is not as morally righteous as he expected, given the focus of society on morality. The tension between what is stated to be right or wrong, compared to what is actually deemed acceptable is a major issue within the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and one which emphasises the irony of a hypocritical set of morals....   [tags: mark twain, jim huck]
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Huck and Jim's Friendship in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Huck and Jim, who are the two main characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, are strongly linked throughout the novel. The friendship is a very unusual one; it is between an African-American and Caucasian. Something that was unheard of at the time this story was written in the 1830’s. Mark Twain used this friendship as a means to convey a message to the public. That message was that slavery was wrong and the African American people were being treated unjustly. Twain uses the characters of Huck and Jim and their adventures on the Mississippi River to influence the reader to change their mind about the human race....   [tags: Huck, jim]
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Description of the Jim crow Law Era - The Jim Crow era started in 1887 and was much stronger in the civil rights in 1950’s. The law was in the south to segregate African Americans from white people. Jim Crow was a stage name of an actor named Thomas rice. (Wright,16). This law affect racial segregation. The United States was affected by the Jim Crow law until the civil rights movement. Richard wright’s the ethics of living Jim Crow tells bleak life that Africans Americans had in the south. The Jim Crow laws affect many African Americans lives in all aspects which were poverty, health, and wellbeing....   [tags: jim craw, civil rights, racial segregation]
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Freedom in My Jim, by Nancy Rawles and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain - As the catalyst of dreams, freedom is yearned for, and defines all Americans. Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness. These ideas bring Americans together, and create a common definition for freedom. Freedom has become the genesis for some of the most influential revolutions in history. Though valued by many, it is also taken for granted by those unaware of how much it truly costs. Only through hardship can one truly find insight as to freedomʼs true worth. Especially apparent in literature, it drives nearly every character to action, and causes countless unions and divisions....   [tags: My Jim, Huckleberry Finn] 906 words
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. The book discusses race-related issues specific to African-American males and mass incarceration in the United States. Michelle Alexander (2010) argues that despite the old Jim Crow is death, does not necessarily means the end of racial caste (p.21). In her book “The New Jim Crow”, Alexander describes a set of practices and social discourses that serve to maintain African American people controlled by institutions....   [tags: The New Jim Crow Essays]
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The Tragedy of the Jim Crow Laws - Jim Crow laws are about power. Power of one race over another. These laws really highlight the flaws and weakness of human nature. One group of people asserting power over another for the pride and vanity of a system of politics that had been defeated at the cost of thousands of American lives during the civil war. The term "Jim Crow" has its origins of interest also. The interpretation was intended to ridicule the African American by white American's in the position of power. The Jim Crow laws were initiated after the civil war during the deconstruction of the new south and they help to create a racial caste system in the American South....   [tags: Jim Crow Laws Essays] 3868 words
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The Jim-Crow Era: An Omitted Era in American History - In a progressive society like the United States, looking to the past is common, to learn from our mistakes but some undeniable issues of the past repeat and are omitted from our society because of their unpleasant nature, a great example of this is the Jim-Crow Era. In this paper, I will be discussing the main events of the Jim-Crow era, its initiation, the new style of slavery in the south, and the way it re-shaped the lives of African Americans all across the country, its re-enforcement in the beginning of the twentieth century, its major supporters, like the Ku Klux Klan....   [tags: the reconstruction, ku klux klan, jim crow]
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Against Happiness by Jim Holt - Jim Holt fails to label happiness as yet another social evil in "Against Happiness", an essay in the sunday magazine of the New York Times from June 20, 2004. In this essay Holt argues that: "Sad people are nice. Angry people are nasty. And, oddly enough, happy people tend to be nasty, too." This presents an intriguing, counterintuitive arguement to his readers, and while this is definately an intresting arguement to engage in, Holt falls short of convincing me of happiness' darkside....   [tags: Against Happiness, Jim Holt] 938 words
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Heroism in Lord Jim - Heroism in Lord Jim   In the heartfelt novel, Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad explores the concept of heroism through the conduct and emotions of Jim, a man who spends his life attempting to seek penance for an act of cowardice he committed as a young officer during the shipwreck of the Patna in the East. Through the eyes of the narrator, Marlowe, the reader sees Jim's internal struggle to repent for his sin as he "jumps" from job to job trying to escape his ominous legacy, eventually landing in the dangerous and isolated community in a native state, Patusan....   [tags: Conrad Lord Jim Essays] 1239 words
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Summary of Now and On Earth by Jim Thompson - Summary of Now and On Earth by Jim Thompson Jim Thompson's Now and On Earth tells the story of a family's struggles in San Diego, California. The story was based between 1930 and 1942, which was World War Two as well as the great depression. James Dillon is the main character, he struggles with money as well as his family. He lives with his mother, as well as his wild family who never seems to calm down. James has many struggles, he doesn't make enough money to properly fund his family. They are always strapped for cash, and James has an addiction to alcohol....   [tags: Jim Thompson Now On Earth] 1869 words
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Jim Henson: The Mind Behind the Muppets - Jim Henson: The Mind Behind the Muppets "Sure, Jim the creator was a genius. Yet I see Jim foremost as an appreciator. He appreciated the Muppet family and his own family. He appreciated flying kites with his children. He appreciated beauty and he appreciated fun." -Frank Oz (Readers Digest, 126) There is no doubt in Frank Oz's mind that Jim Henson was a creative genius. According to the model of creativity proposed by Howard Gardner, Henson can be considered creative in five of the seven intelligences: interpersonal, spatial, music, verbal, kinesthetic....   [tags: Puppetry The Muppets Jim Henson Essays]
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Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim - Perfection is not Possible - Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim - Perfection is not Possible Joseph Conrad’s novel Lord Jim is set in the late 1800’s in the Far East. The protagonist, Jim, is a young, idealistic sailor who commits a crime early in the story. Jim is tortured from within with the feeling of worthlessness after this crime, and runs from his past searching for an opportunity to redeem himself. The novel is mostly relayed to the reader via Marlow, an old sea captain who took an unusual interest in Jim, and tells the story of Jim’s life at every opportunity....   [tags: Conrad Lord Jim Essays]
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Jim Daniels' Poetry - Jim Daniels' Poetry Jim Daniels may not write poetry as eloquently as one would expect, but his style matches the subject matter he writes about perfectly. Indeed, it is this unrefined colloquial style, which allows Mr. Daniels to capture the essence of working class Detroit and relay it to the reader. His words may be somewhat coarse and he does not hesitate to use profanity, but one is still able to find beauty in his writing. The same can be said about the working class society, in which Jim Daniels was born and raised....   [tags: Jim Daniels Poem Poetry Essays]
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Book Review of The Strange Career of Jim Crow - Book Review of The Strange Career of Jim Crow Prior to the 1950s, very little research had been done on the history and nature of the United States’ policies toward and relationships with African Americans, particularly in the South. To most historians, white domination and unequal treatment of Negroes were assumed to be constants of the political and social landscapes since the nation’s conception. Prominent Southern historian C. Vann Woodward, however, permanently changed history’s naïve understanding of race in America through his book entitled The Strange Career of Jim Crow....   [tags: Strange Career Jim Crow Essays] 2071 words
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C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow - C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow In the months following the Brown v. Board of Education decision C. Vann Woodward wrote a series of lectures that would provide the basis for one of the most historically significant pieces of nonfiction literature written in the 20th century. Originally, Woodward’s lectures were directed to a local and predominantly southern audience, but as his lectures matured into a comprehensive text they gained national recognition. In 1955 Woodward published the first version of The Strange Career of Jim Crow, a novel that would spark a fluid historical dialogue that would continue for the next twenty years....   [tags: Strange Career of Jim Crow Essays] 1227 words
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C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow - C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow C. Vann Woodward’s book The Strange Career of Jim Crow is a close look at the struggles of the African American community from the time of Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement. The book portrays a scene where the Negroes are now free men after being slaves on the plantations and their adaptation to life as being seen as free yet inferior to the White race and their hundred year struggle of becoming equals in a community where they have always been seen as second class citizens....   [tags: Woodward Strange Jim Crow Essays]
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C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow - C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow In the field of history, it is rare that an author actually comes to shape the events discussed in their writing. However, this was the case for C. Vann Woodward and his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. First published in 1955, it discusses this history of race relations in America, more specifically the Jim Crow laws he equates with the segregation of races. Woodward argues that segregation itself was a fairly new development within the South, and did not begin until after Reconstruction ended....   [tags: Woodward Strange Career Jim Crow Essays] 1733 words
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Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow - Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow Martin Luther King Jr. believed that The Strange Career of Jim Crow was, 'The historical bible of the civil rights movement.' Any book that graces a quote, of such intense backing etched across the cover has much to live up to. If an author can get the support of such a predominant figure in American society, like Martin Luther King Jr., the message behind the book will reach an ever growing population. When Martin Luther King Jr. put his stamp of approval on the book written by C....   [tags: Book Reviews Strange Career Jim Crow Essay]
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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood - Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood The adolescent years are often associated with turbulence, illusion, and self-discovery; however, Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman demonstrate that more often than not, the twenties possess these qualities to a greater extent than adolescence. The age period of the twenties often consists of relationships, employment and self issues and using the premise of these uncertain times, Amis and Atwood effectively satire various societal systems....   [tags: Lucky Jim Amis Edible Margaret Atwood Essays] 1591 words
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Reaction Paper On Good to Great: Responding to Change by Jim Collins - Good to Great: Responding to Change. I think that Jim Collins' book is essential for future entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders in the Philippines. The tips given by the author are useful in the dynamic, ever-changing, and constantly fluctuating business environment of the Philippines. Jim Collins described the kind of leader who can address these changes as a Level 5 leader – "a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will." The Level 5 leader is not the "corporate savior" or "turnaround expert"....   [tags: Jim Collins Good Great Analysis Response] 1763 words
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African Americans in McMillen’s Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow - Plight of the African Americans After Reconstruction in Neil McMillen’s Book, Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow Neil McMillen’s book, Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow categorically examines the plight of African Americans living in Mississippi during the era of Jim Crow. McMillen, a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, describes the obstacles that African Americans dealt with in the fields of education, labor, mob violence, and politics....   [tags: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow]
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The Character of Casey in The Grapes of Wrath - The Character of Casey in The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck passionately describes a time of unfair poverty, unity, and the human spirit growth in the classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. The novel tells of real, diverse characters that experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Jim Casy, a personal favorite character, is an ex-preacher that meets with a former worshiper, Tom Joad. Casy continues a relationship with Tom and the rest of the Joads as they embark on a journey to California with the hopes of prosperity....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 2466 words
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Dynamic Characters and Survival in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath - Dynamic Characters and Survival in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath In the American epic novel, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, there are pivotal and dynamic changes that occur in the various significant characters of Jim Casy, Ma Joad, and Tom Joad. Steinbeck specifically uses these characters to show their common realizations about all of humanity, in order to demonstrate his underlying meaning about the importance of people coming together, helping each other out, and surviving....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 802 words
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Grapes of Wrath - Many critics have argued the Christian symbolism in the Grapes of Wrath many times. What they haven’t looked at in the formalist perspective is that Steinbeck didn’t want us to only see the Christian meaning in the book but also the spiritual meanings too. Anyone can point out the connections to Grapes of Wrath and the Bible but John Steinbeck didn’t want us to only see those, he wanted to take us on a spiritual journey to be able to come to the realization that Christianity is not only about going through the motions like going to church, praying, and reading the Bible, but it is okay to think and question to start a fire within us like Tom Joad finds at the end of the book before he leaves...   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck ] 2667 words
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Grapes of Wrath - biblica comparison - Many novels written contain parallels to the Bible. This couldn’t be truer in the case John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck alludes to Biblical characters and events with the use of Rose of Sharon, Jim Casy, and also the Joad’s journey to California. There are other events in the book that parallel the Bible, although the portrayal of Rose of Sharon and Jim Casy are the most obvious. The novel is broken into 3 different parts, the time spent in Oklahoma, the journey on the road, and the time spent in California....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The novel Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, illustrates the hardships of the common man in great detail. The one aspect of this book that displays life as it exists in the hostile real-world is the third chapter, in which the human plight is displayed by a turtle, and his struggle to reach the other side of a road. As the turtle is about to reach his goal, it is returned to it's original location, but it does not waver in it's determination, and continues across the road until it reaches the other side....   [tags: Character Analysis, Classics, Literature Analysis] 321 words
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath In the novel, two of the main characters, Tom Joad and Jim Casy, are very similar in how they react to things. Their characters personalities are alike in the fact of how they view the world, and the journey they are going on. Because of the time they spend together they form a relationship and they have a certain effect on each other. Tom Joad is the protagonist in the novel The Grapes of Wrath. He is good-natured and thoughtful. Tom is a character who devotes himself to the present moment, the future, which is out of reach, does not concern him at all....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath - Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath     John Steinbeck is an author known worldwide for his compelling stories and novels. One such novel is The Grapes of Wrath. This novel was written to expose the plight of those dispossessed from their lands by the Great Depression. Steinbeck uses several literary elements to help relate the story to the reader. In The Grapes of Wrath, as in his other works, Steinbeck relies on the use of symbolism to strengthen and enhance the plot. By far, the most involved example of symbolism is found in the character of the preacher, Jim Casy....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays John Steinbeck]
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The Trials and Tribulations of Jim Burden - My Antonia was not written as a true autobiography, but as a correlation of Willa Cather's life itself. Some argue that Jim Burden is just a delineation of Willa Cather. For instance, “Willa Cather was born in Virginia and moved to Nebraska to live with her grandparents in 1883” (willacather.org). Cather uses her own experience to build up the beginning plot of her Novel My Antonia. Cather's My Antonia describes the struggle and character development of Jim Burden's character as he tries to model himself after a Bohemian immigrant who is unable to cope with the guilt and strenuous life of an emigrant....   [tags: My Antonia by Willa Cather]
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Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad - One should always remember that a coin has two sides. This saying reminds us about the fact that most things in life have a flipside to them; be it a person, object or even a story for that matter. It has been seen that every story, be it a part of history or modern age society, has had at least two sides to it. Observing one side as being the perspective of the narrator and the other being the reality or the truth. The hero of the novel Lord Jim, written by Joseph Conrad, is undoubtedly Jim himself....   [tags: patna incident, novel, sea]
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The Stain of the Jim Crow Laws - In the years 1877 and 1960, and all those between, the United States practiced widespread racial discrimination in the form of the Jim Crow laws (Pilgrim). Under these laws, legalized further by the court case Plessy v. Ferguson, black citizens were made second class in all forms of social and intellectual life. Members of the black community were segregated to separate and unequal establishments, suppressed by both the legal system as well as their white neighbors (“Examples of Jim Crow Laws”)....   [tags: Race]
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The Jim Crow Laws in the South - Jim Crow South Racism was prominent in the Colonial seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Racism is the belief that the physical characteristics of a person determine the capabilities in which that individual is best fit to do. Race was the foundation of all slavery and eventually led to what would be known as the Jim Crow Laws. At this time, the North and South expressed different opinions on slavery and superiority between races. The constant struggle for equality among African Americans was battled out in the American Civil War (1861-1865)....   [tags: racial turmoil, reconstruction era] 1013 words
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Jim Braddock and The Great Depression - Franklin Roosevelt said, “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on,” and it directly relates to the Great Depression. People thought that because of this huge downturn that they would not survive but they had to “tie a knot in their rope,” and continue to try and survive. The great depression was a time of horror and failure. The giant Stock Market crashes of the 1930’s triggered this major blow to the nations economy. This major devastation also leads many families into terrible poverty....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1165 words
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The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll - The movie “Basketball Diaries” is based on a series of journal entries written by Jim Carroll during the early years of his life, these entries would later on be published as a novel. Growing up in the slums of New York City, Carroll was exposed to many instances of drugs abuse and as a result of his life being filled with stress such as him living in an unstable household without a father, and losing his best friend he began to engage in substance abuse. As a teenager, Carroll was willing to go to extreme lengths just to fit in with his peers....   [tags: story and biographical analysis] 558 words
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The Effects of the Jim Crow Laws - ... If a black man offered anything physically to a white woman he could be accused as raping her. (Pilgram n. pag.)Whites nor blacks were able to eat with each other. If they did eat with each other, the whites would be served before the blacks were, and there was something between to divide them, so they were not considered eating together.(Pilgram n. pag.) Blacks were not allowed to show any affection towards whites, because they got offended. (Pilgram n. pag.) In addition to, discrimination was strong and took over during this time period....   [tags: exclusion, race, lynching]
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Deontology in Jim and the Indians - Jim has found himself in a quandary. When arriving in a South American town he has happened upon a captain and his army about to assassinate twenty Indians in order to deter other Indians protesting against the government. Jim is treated as a guest to the town and offered the privilege of shooting one of the Indians in which case the captain will let the other nineteen go, however declining this offer will mean the captain will carry on as planned and kill all twenty. Consequentialism is ordinarily distinct from deontology, as deontology offers rightness or wrongness of an act, rather than the outcome of the action....   [tags: rules, consequentialism, good will] 891 words
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The Effects of Jim Crow in the South - In the 1960’s there were over 18 million African Americans that resided in the south (African Americans), 90 percent of them were victims of slavery or segregation. Ever since coming to America, African Americans have been victims of hate from the white Americans. The blacks were enslaved soon after coming to America, and once slavery ended the harsh treatment continued. All throughout the 1800’s and 1900’s blacks were segregated and treated like diseased animals. In the 1960’s the Civil Rights Movement came into full swing and they started the beginning of the end of all Jim Crow laws and segregation....   [tags: civil rights movement, african americans]
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The Strange Career of Jim Crow - The Jim Crow laws were local and state laws that were supposedly “separate but equal,” but instead blacks were inferior to the whites due that to the social, educational, and economical disadvantages that they caused. In Woodward’s greatly influential book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, he shows supporters of segregation that this was not the way that it had always been, but instead segregation took time to develop after the Civil war and that the acceptance of the Jim Crow laws was not just because of race, but also included politic aspects....   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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Good to Great by Jim Collins - Good to Great by Jim Collins is a book which illustrates an answer for the question whether a good company can turn into a great company. In this book, Jim Collins suggests the ways by which companies can outperform the market leaders. The author has certain list of companies like Abbot lab, Circuit city, Fannie Mae,Gillette,Kimberly Clarak,Kroger,Nucor steel, Philip Morris,Pitney Bowes,Walgreens and Wells Fargo. According to author good is the enemy of great and thatis why have little companies which are great....   [tags: company success] 1074 words
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Good to Great by Jim Collins - In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses major key points companies have used to go from a good company to a great one. He did this by discussing seven characteristics companies should listen and absorb to transition from being good to becoming great. These characteristics included: level 5 leadership, first who…then what, confront the brutal facts, the hedgehog concept, a culture of discipline and the flywheel. Companies who can approach these successfully are the ones who enable themselves to separate from other competing companies....   [tags: companies, hedgehog concept:] 1438 words
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Jim Crow Laws of Segregation - Imagine feeling you were treated poorly because of your looks, interest, race, or color of your skin. Then you know what it is like to feel segregated. It had segregated people and therefore made them unequal citizens. It is part of the past and something the Unites States has to learn from. Throughout the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the Jim Crow Laws were used to segregate the races in the country. Individuals were affected by the Jim Crow Laws in their social lives, educational opportunities, and heath care....   [tags: racism, inequality for minorities]
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Guyana and The Jim Jones Tragedy - Guyana is one of thirteen countries in South America. Its official language is English, and its mostly filled with Asians and Blacks. Guyana's government is a republic which means the people have a lot of power and they elect their own president. Guyana has a tropical wet climate and stretches of rain forest. When it comes to economic activities the people of Guyana make the most of their surrounding. Fishing boats harvest large quantities of fish and shrimp from the sea. In the lowlands farmers grow sugar cane and rice....   [tags: geography, south america]
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Jim Braddock and The Great Depression - The Great Depression is a sad era of United States History. The Great Depression was a massive economic depression. It affected many people’s lives across the United States. People’s lifestyles changed dramatically going into the Great Depression. There were many factors that caused the Great Depression. The stock market crash of 1929 is one of the main causes of the Great Depression. Before the stock market crash many people bought on margin, which caused the stock market to become very unbalanced, which led to the crash....   [tags: American History] 694 words
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The Legacy of Jim Thorpe - On May 22, 1888, Charlotte Thorpe gave birth to Jacobus (Jim) Franciscus Thorpe and his twin brother, Charles, on an Indian reservation near modern-day Prague, Oklahoma. His Native American roots trace back to chief Black Hawk of the Sac and Fox tribe. His Native American name was Wa-tho-huk, which means “Bright Path.” As a child, he experienced many hardships and struggles. Despite those circumstances, he grew up to be the world’s greatest athlete and play six sports and star in the Olympics. Unfortunately, the Olympics didn’t work out the way he planned....   [tags: biography, indian reservation, ]
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The Jonestown Massacre: Jim Jones - Have you ever heard the term, “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid?” or “You have drank the Kool-Aid.”. Well, ”Drinking the Kool-Aid” means you have done something that others have told you to do or did yourself. This saying comes from the cult society led by Reverend Jim Jones, named Jonestown. Jonestown was a small community in the jungle of Guyana, South America. After getting word of people coming to investigate the society, Jones had committed a mass suicide by poisoning Kool-Aid and giving it to the people of Jonestown....   [tags: mass suicide, church]
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The Strange Career of Jim Crow - The ante-bellum south is referred to as the Old South; south of the Cotton Kingdom and plantation slavery. The Old South did not last long but received the term, ‘Old’ in order to distinguish the Old South from the New South. Slavery in the Old South was practiced by the white man to assure subordination of the Negro’s and to determine their status, or ‘place’. The white supremacy view of life, along with the injustices of exploitation can be traced back to the old pro-slavery argument, developed by the Anglo-Saxon (Woodward, 11)....   [tags: American History, Law, Segregation] 1827 words
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Steinbeck's Biblical Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath - Biblical Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath A popular literary technique that can be found in a number of literary works is the biblical allusion.  John Steinbeck perfects this technique in his novel The Grapes of Wrath by introducing a character who is symbolic of Jesus Christ.  This character, Jim Casy, not only shares initials with this biblical figure, but he also grows thoughout the novel as a speaker, a mediator, an organizer, and, most remarkably, a martyr. At the advent of the novel, Jim Casy is quick to protest that he is no longer a preacher.  Nevertheless, evidence of his innate speaking ability is brought forth when he explains his thoughts and ideas to Tom.  For example, Casy re...   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck] 432 words
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All about Jim Walton - All about Jim Walton Jim Walton is a 65 year old billionaire who is very successful. He was born on June 7, 1948 in Newport, Arkansas. His occupation is Chairman of Arvest Bank and he is mostly known for his Walton family fortune. His Net worth is $26.7 billion since 2013. Walton is married to Lynne McNabb Walton and he has 4 children with his wife. Jim Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton and Helen Walton. Sam Walton is the founder of Wal-Mart. The first Wal-Mart opened on July 2, 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas....   [tags: biographical and socioeconomic analysis] 1014 words
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John Steinbeck: Honoring Man's Will to Survive - John Steinbeck was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Having witnessed many major events in the prime time of his life and incorporating them into his novels, his work became famous essentially for its social consciousness. John Steinbeck’s reputation depends predominantly on the simplistic, proletarian themed novels which he wrote during the American Depression. (add grapes of wrath to thesis??) John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902....   [tags: American Literature ]
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The Jim Crow Laws - Nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in southern states lived and unequal world by taking the right from them, segregation and other types of abuse. Thanks to Jim Crow laws blacks were not allowed to go to classrooms, bathrooms, theaters, train cars, juries, legislatures and much more. In 1954, the U.S Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” by drawing signs that said “colored” and “white”. Then in the destructive decade and a half, civil rights activists used nonviolent protest and civil riot for change....   [tags: african-american, southern states] 1240 words
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Labyrinth, by Jim Henson - In Jim Henson’s Labyrinth the plot closely follows the narrative structure that is documented by Propp and described by Berger. Propp establishes a series of functions which all Russian fairy tales followed and which Berger finds easily applies to modern day narratives. When these functions are applied to Labyrinth, they fit easily into the movies story line. The protagonist, Sarah, is an adequate example of Propp’s hero with some gender norms reversed and Jareth fits into the archetype of the villain....   [tags: Film Analysis] 822 words
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Jim John's Religious Infection - Religious infection and traditionalism is evident earlier and after the establishment of the people’s temple. At his early age, Jimmy Jones was much interested in death as well as beliefs. He killed small faunae to serve as the subjects of death ceremonials. For instance, he slaughtered a cat and organized for its burial ceremony. Religious drew many people across racial and economic status lines to the people’s temple. Population growth was witnessed within five years since the people’s temple was begun....   [tags: mass suicude, followers, church] 733 words
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Jim Crow - Jim Crow laws affected the United States by creating a society where white individuals and than those of color were kept separate. As America hit a turning point in history and the Civil War was fought, slavery was abolished and white supremacists created Jim Crow laws in an attempt to keep African Americans as close as possible to their previous status as slaves. These laws aimed to control every aspect of life and to create a separated society dominated by whites. America was “Jim Crowed” for almost a full century and the laws weren’t successfully opposed until 1954 during the Brown v....   [tags: United States, racial segregation, laws]
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Christian Ideals in The Grapes of Wrath - The Christian Ideals in The Grapes of Wrath In Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath one of the themes discussed is the idea of Christian goodness exhibited in the Joads and other migrant workers. Those in the book representing this * "[eat] together with glad and sincere hearts." This type of selfless sharing is a Christian concept of good fellowship. Particularly, Ma shows her caring towards others from the beginning and urges others to do the same. Jim Casy, while struggling with the orthodox view of Christianity, still displays a general concern for his fellow man....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck] 850 words
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Jim Morrison - I preface this paper by a consideration of why Jim Morrison can be discussed within the discourse of religious studies. I suggest four possibilities. The first is the place of religion in late modernity; that is, as individualized, subjectivated and deinstitutionalized. These factors contribute to the circumstances under which Morrison may be understood in religious terms because of the conditions they create. Religion may be deinstitutionalized (Luckmann 1967; Bibby 1990), but people are still religious (Chaves 1994)....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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Themes in The Grapes of Wrath - Themes in The Grapes of Wrath There are several different themes in The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Here I will go into depth on those. The three main themes in the story are free will versus necessity, the holiness of every man, and the kinship of all man. The main theme (and the most important, in my opinion) is free will versus necessity. All throughout the story, the characters are forced to do something either because they want to or they have to. A good example would be Ma's burning her old souvenirs when they leave for California....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck] 433 words
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Jim Morrison - Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) developed the image of Morrison as a shaman and as Lizard King based on the development, by Morrison, of his role as a shaman and the image of the Lizard King. This image was the “existing value structure” of Morrison at the time of his death, despite attempts made by Morrison to change this image. As the “the way in which the total image grows determines or at least limits the direction of future growth,” Hopkins and Sugerman (2006) and Stone (1991) were working within the parameters of Morrison's image....   [tags: Biography] 2281 words
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Jim Crow Laws - “Jim Crow Laws were statutes and ordinances established between 1874 and 1975 to separate the white and black races in the American South. In theory, it was to create "separate but equal" treatment, but in practice Jim Crow Laws condemned black citizens to inferior treatment and facilities.” The Jim Crows Laws created tensions and disrespect towards blacks from whites. These laws separated blacks and whites from each other and shows how race determines how an individual is treated. The Jim Crow laws are laws that are targeted towards black people....   [tags: civil war, supremacy, black people]
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The Grapes of Wrath - This marking period I read a realistic fiction novel called The Grapes of Wrath. This novel takes place in the late 1930’s, when a farming family, the Joads, have to migrate from their farm in Oklahoma to California in order to find work. They move from camp to camp in search for work and survival. The main character, Tom Joad, gets into trouble after killing a cop who murdered his friend, Jim Casy. He goes into hiding for a while and then departs from the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Rose of Sharon, his sister, gives birth to a stillborn and then saves a man by allowing him to have her breast milk....   [tags: essays research papers] 1085 words
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Jim Crow Laws - Comedy performer Thomas “Jim Crow” Rice coined the term “Jim Crow” through his derogatory minstrel shows in which danced and sang in an offensive way towards African Americans while covered in black shoe polish. Even though Rice was only trying to entertain his audience, his performances suggested that all African Americans were ignorant useless buffoons Rice’s performances were so derogatory towards African Americans that they removed signs of humanity from them and caused people to become less compassionate towards Negroes....   [tags: Racism ]
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Jim Crow's Legacy - While the Emancipation Proclamation marked the end of slavery in the U.S., it did little to address the racism that remained. Left unchecked, that racism, like a weed, grew and its roots permeated almost all sectors of American culture spreading from the southern white population throughout the local and state governments south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Jim Crow laws provided legal loopholes that skirted the spirit of the Emancipation Proclamation and they gave legal cover to those who longed for the pre-Civil War/Reconstruction era....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Impact of the Jim Crow Laws on Democracy - During the early 1900s post reconstruction era, African Americans faced extreme injustice and prejudice in society. By being denied rights guaranteed in the Constitution, and being subject to outright racism, African Americans saw their democratic rights slowly being taken away from them. The Jim Crow laws were the facilitator of this democratic infringement through intimidation, as well as by the failings of our prized judicial system. By denying African Americans certain unalienable rights guaranteed to all American citizens, the Jim Crow laws were one of the greatest contractions of democracy in American history....   [tags: American History, African Americans]
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JIM CORW LAWS - In 1865, four million Americans who were called slaves simply because they were born black, were now free with an expectation that they would enjoy all civil liberties. The post-Civil War period of Reconstruction provided freedmen with various rights, but in little over a decade, the promise of emancipation and equal rights was gone, replaced by rigid system of laws designed to keep blacks from experiencing any of their newly achieved rights, which is known as the era of Jim Crow, the American form of racial Apartheid that separated Americans into two groups: whites, the so-called superiors and blacks, the inferiors....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Jim Crow Laws - You are not good enough to read this paper. That is how African Americans were treated every day when the Jim Crow laws were around, with an extreme amount of prejudice and abhorrence that was learned from the generation before them. The laws were vastly racist and were meant to keep the African Americans a minority in the South, which was theoretically illegal in many ways. Many politicians and most Caucasians, or upper class citizens, didn’t care whether African Americans were being treated equally or not....   [tags: african americans, prejudice, abhorrence]
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Jim Jones' Genocide in Jonestown, Guyana - “Never Forget” is the slogan for such atrocities as The Holocaust, The September 11th attacks and all Genocide worldwide in a way to remember and prevent future events. Little did we know that in Jonestown, Guyana, a holocaust-like killing would take place Saturday November 18th 1976. That date will be a day many will “Never Forget.” Jim Jones was a religious fanatic who started The Peoples Church. He preached socialistic views and lies to gain followers. With increasing paranoia he moved to Guyana with a thousand followers , most would never leave Jonestown again, but to be killed in a mass “suicide.”(Contemporary American Religion) Although The Peoples Church seemed to be a peaceful, lov...   [tags: murder, cult, suicide] 938 words
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Cooking is Freedom an Article by Jim Sollisch - The ability to navigate a culinary environment with moderate ease is a skill most often associated with those of the female persuasion. By the time a young girl enters the daunting world that is adolescence, she is faced with some expectations. One of these being, learning most, if not all, the skills associated with cookery. However, gone are the years where education was reserved only for those with testosterone while the girls sat idly by, tending to the home and preparing meals for the husband....   [tags: females, food, culinary environment]
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The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray - The Revolution in Database Architecture, by Jim Gray, describes the path that Gray thought that the evolution of the Database Architecture would take after 2004. He considers that databases had been stagnated for several years and that, beginning in 2004, the development of several technologies would pave the way into a revolution in the database world. The 14 technologies mentioned as the key for the revolution are: 1. The ability to execute Object Oriented code inside the RDBMS. 2. Databases becoming a web service....   [tags: Predictions, Technology Advances]
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The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander - As Elie Wiesel once stated, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” (“Elie Wiesel Quote”). Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, which discusses criminal justice and its role in mass incarceration, promotes a similar idea regarding silence when America’s racial caste system needs to be ended; however, Alexander promotes times when silence would actually be better for “the tormented.” The role of silence and lack of silence in the criminal justice system both contribute to wrongly accused individuals...   [tags: elie wiesel, suffering, humiliation]
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Jim Kjelgaard the Author of Big Red - James Arthur Kjelgaard, otherwise known as Jim, was born December 10, 1910 in New York, New York as one of six children. Most of his childhood was spent growing up on a farm in the Pennsylvanian mountains. He was a writer and conservationist who loved animals and nature; one of his greatest loves was dogs. After marrying his wife, Kjelgaard’s most famous novel was published, Big Red; it was the story of a loyal companionship between a man and dog (Zietman). He combined personal experiences from his boy-hood with the animals he loved; he wrote many popular children’s stories before his tragic death at age forty-eight (Olendorf)....   [tags: biography, stories, tragic death]
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Jon Stewart versus Jim Cramer - The comedian and satirical news host Jon Stewart had a feud with former hedge fund manager and financial expert Jim Cramer. For people unfamiliar with these characters; Jon Stewart is the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and Jim Cramer is the host of Mad Money on CNBC. Stewart grilled Cramer for over 15 minutes and posed the question, "What’s the difference between a multimillion dollar media “financial expert” and an ordinary street hustler?" Stewart believes Cramer is more an entertainer as himself and he should not be making stock recommendations to the public at large....   [tags: fiancial crisis of 2008]
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Black Hearts Brigade by Jim Frederick - ... With the TCPs adding more friction in the battalion relationship communication lines got more and more strained. Conflict between the company commanders and the battalion commander during garrison time was ten times as worse during wartime. Kunk and the company commanders continued to create a gap in their relationship that led to very unfavorable operating positions for future operations. The next part of the book detailed a very sharp decline in the morale and unit cohesion of Bravo Company, but primarily first platoon....   [tags: death, development, unit, section] 1306 words
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Jim Murphy's The Real Benedict Arnold - Jim Murphy’s The Real Benedict Arnold went in-depth and described in a detailed manner the life of Benedict Arnold. Murphy’s purpose of writing this book about Benedict Arnold was to expose some of the rumors and folktales that have been added to Benedict Arnold’s life so that we can see him in fair and objective way. He wanted to state the facts pertaining to Benedict Arnold’s life and help the reader obtain a more thorough understanding of who Benedict was and the motivations that led to his treasonous schemes....   [tags: famous traitors in history] 935 words
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The Selfish and the Selfless in The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath - When facing a conflict, one mostly tries to find a solution that will benefit him rather than accommodate everyone. It’s much more satisfactory to have everything go one’s way than having to compromise with another. This selfish mentality is something that repeatedly takes place in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, where many characters act out of their own self-interest. However, throughout The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, the individuals often commit acts of true altruism....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath]
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