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Heart Of Darkness

- Final Rewrite Marlow, the speaker of the story, states that them going to Africa is no different than in previous years the Romans entering England. He describes the struggles that the Romans had to go through like the savage inhabitants, diseases, weather, and even to some it meant death. He says that the Romans were conquerors and their only goal was to rob other countries by brute strength, while the British were colonizers who tried to make changes for the better wherever they went. The monologue isn’t very clear but to me it says that England was a dark place not too long ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pollution and Environment Essay - We Must Find a Balance Between Man and Nature

- We Must Find a Balance Between Man and Nature "America's beauty is truly unmatched by anything I have seen!" I thought with excitement and ecstasy when I first witnessed the splendor of American landscape. The majestic forests and azure lakes have surpassed the stories I heard while growing up. However, a puzzling sight hampered my sense of admiration when I arrived in New Mexico. Though the steppe around me was untouched, "No Littering" and "Save the Earth" signs seemed to be everywhere. It puzzled me why so much effort was put into preserving a land already pristine....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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America Does NOT Need to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

- America Does NOT Need to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Thesis: If the United States is going to choose to conserve energy responsibly, then our government's energies should not be focused on developing oil in the ANWR, but rather on the topics of conservation through higher fuel efficiency standards in vehicles and by developing alternative energy sources. Conservation, fuel efficiency and alternative energy sources are the solutions that will lead us to a long term and sustainable energy future....   [tags: Energy Policy Politics Research]

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Returning the Wolves to the Wild: The Restoration of a Great Predator

- A beautiful, clear night in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, stars fill the moonless night sky, and one can not help to think of how peaceful it is. Traveling through the backcountry, you have encountered more wildlife than you have people. Suddenly, the silence of the evening is interrupted by the howl of a wolf, alerting all to its presence. The howl is soon answered by another, closer howl. You can feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you realize that you are not alone in the wilderness, with the top predator lurking nearby....   [tags: Wolf Reintroduction]

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Exploration of Values in Robinson Crusoe, Odyssey, Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels

- Exploration of Values in Robinson Crusoe, The Odyssey, The Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels In the novels and epics of Robinson Crusoe, The Odyssey, The Tempest and Gulliver’s Travels the reader encounters an adventurer who ends up on an island for many years and then returns back home.  These four stories have another point in common: they are all unusually popular.  There is something very appealing to the popular imagination about such narratives. In this essay I will explore the vision of life (or at least some aspects of it) which this novel holds out to us and which is significantly different from the others, no matter how apparently similar the narrative form might be....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier

- Colonists and Indians Fight for Mutual Interests on the American Frontier Since the settling of the English colonies in the early 17th century, pioneers have been destined to expand into the North American frontier and to domesticate it with their Christian faith and progressive nature. In their exploration of the frontier, however, the Puritan colonists often encountered Indians whose savagery challenged their discipline and morals. Just as the colonists expanded, Indians also saw their native lands of many years vanish....   [tags: American America History]

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blackhod Black vs. White in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Black vs. White in Heart of Darkness        The warm glow of civilization comforts and protects us all, but is there something more?  Is the heart of darkness lurking just below the surface, accessible to all but revealed to few?  In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad provides the reader with the image of black vs. white in an attempt to convey the idea of an ever-present heart of darkness.    Although the main plot of Conrad's tale is Marlow's journey into the African Congo, this merely sets the stage for a number of deeper themes.  Marlow was a civilized man who believed in imperialism and the acquisition of wealth until he was faced with the horrors within the wilderness.  The Afric...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Portrayal of Women in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Women have gained equality with men over the many centuries of the evolution of the modern western civilization. Hence, it cannot be overlooked that there still exist many literary examples of social disregard for woman potential. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" exemplifies the Western patriarchal gender roles in which women are given the inferior status.<p> Not only are women portrayed as being inferior to men, but Marlow's (the protagonist's) seldom mentioning of them in his Congo adventure narrative symbolizes his view of their insignificance....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness]

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The Freedom of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter

- Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise, the emotion builds up until they become volatile. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life centers on a rigid Puritan society which does not allow open self-expression, so the characters have to seek alternate means in order to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily, Hawthorne provides such a sanctuary in the form of the mysterious forest. The forest is a sanctuary because it allows the freedom to love, the freedom to express emotions, the freedom for sympathy and the freedom to be one’s self....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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The Existential Theme of London’s To Build A Fire

- The Existential Theme of London’s “To Build A Fire"           Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” is the tragic tale of a man who decides to travel alone through the hostile environment of the Yukon in sub-freeing temperatures and falls victim to the unrelenting and unforgiving power of nature. During his journey, the man gets his feet wet as he falls through the ice into the water of a hot spring (London 122). Because of the severity of the cold, some “one hundred and seven degrees below [the] freezing point,” the man’s life depends upon his ability to promptly light a fire to keep his feet from freezing (122-23)....   [tags: Build Fire Essays]

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Opposition of Black and White in Heart of Darkness

- The Opposition of Black and White in Heart of Darkness   In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad explores the psychological “heart of darkness” within all of humanity. The text looks at the European societies false illumination of civilization, of which obscures the internal darkness, in relation to the psychological environment in which human’s are placed. Conrad sets up the opposition of black and white to display the superficial pretense of  light in the European society, and the true heart of darkness which is present within all of humanity....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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lighthod Binary Oppositions in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Binary Oppositions in Heart of Darkness     In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad used a series of reversed traditional binary oppositions to convey the theme that every man has his own heart of darkness that is simply masked by the superficial light of civilization.   The novella focused primarily on the adventurer Charlie Marlow's journey into the African Congo, but dealt with larger themes. Marlow was from Europe and understood the basic premises of imperialism, but was unprepared for the world he encountered in the wilderness....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Comparing Wiesel's Night and The Gospel According to Mark

- Comparing Wiesel's Night and The Gospel According to Mark Wiesel's Novella, Night, can be labeled a 'religious book' when looked at in light of the unquestionably religious text, the "Gospel According to Mark" from the "New Testament" of Christianity's Holy Bible. This proves to be the case if one looks at the central parallels which may be drawn between the two works. A comparable narrative framework, consistent use of light and dark images (indicating 'good' and 'evil,' respectively), and the ongoing theme of questioning faith serve as these central similarities....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Distortions of the Daniel Boone Legend and Their Impact

- Distortions of the Daniel Boone Legend and Their Impact [1] The silent film, With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness, was produced in 1926: a time of prosperity, an era without the skepticism of the modern American mind. People were not yet questioning the stories and histories they had been taught as children. The entertaining story told in this Robert North Bradbury film is loosely based on the life of an American hero. However, the presence of several insidiously inaccurate historical representations demonstrates how an entertaining film might not be as innocent as it initially seems....   [tags: Daniel Boone Essays]

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Negotiating Identity: The Frontier in Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

- Written during a period of American history characterized by great expansionism, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick may be read as a reflection upon both the rapidly changing geographical frontiers of America, and the accompanying shift of social, political, religious and cultural boundaries. The Pequod's world is governed by laws other than those of the American mainland. Figuratively situated at the frontier of the New World, the ship evokes the mythic American pioneer with the independent spirit, aggression and courage to wrench a nation from the wilderness....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick

- Challenging Writing as a Male Tradition in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick In Sena Jeter Naslund's novel Ahab's Wife, there is repetitive reference to "the chaos of the waves (40);" Naslund uses these images of turbulent water in contrast to the precise and patterned nature of stitched quilts. She equates the process of "writing a book" to the "posture of sewing (70)." She asserts "when one stitches, the mind travels...And books, like quilts, are made one word at a time, one stitch at a time (70)." The consequences of making this type of connection within a literary narrative authored by a woman writer are penetrative to the fundamental assumptions about the cr...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Lessons from a Third World Perspective on Environmentalism

- Lessons from a Third World Perspective on Environmentalism Possibly more than any of the other articles we have read so far, Ramachandra Guha's article "Radical Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique" made me think. In analyzing the Western deep ecology movement, he criticized its focus on preservation of wild areas. By doing this, he was directly criticizing what I have long thought of as my main goal as an "environmentalist." One of the first things that turned me on to environmental issues when I was younger was my horror at the soaring rate of rainforest destruction so dramatically portrayed to us in 9th grade biology class....   [tags: Environment Environmental Papers]

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James Dickey’s Deliverance and Fog Envelops the Animals

- The Power of Fog in James Dickey’s Deliverance and "Fog Envelops the Animals" In pages 93-99 of James Dickey’s Deliverance, a foggy hunting scene takes place involving the narrator, Ed Gentry. Unable to sleep in the wilderness, Ed gets up from his sleeping bag and tent, putting on his tennis shoes and thermal underwear in order to explore. Swallowed whole by a thick enveloping fog, Ed picks up his bow and arrow, making his way out of camp and into the woods. From his civilized suburban nature and not knowing how to truly hunt, he only knows that he must step slowly, carefully, and quietly into the unfamiliar woods....   [tags: James Dickey Deliverance]

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Struggle for Dominance in the Ohio River Valley

- Struggle for Dominance in the Ohio River Valley The struggle for dominance in the Ohio River Valley spanned a time from the late 1740s to the 1850s. This century of turbulence is characterized by Native American and Anglo-American conflict. It pitted each side against each other in a battle for supremacy of the land, economics and culture. On one hand, the expansion of the Western frontier would provide for economic development and the increase of the United States as a legitimate world power....   [tags: History Native Americans Papers]

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For the Environment or For Creating New Businesses

- For the Environment or For Creating New Businesses What do you think of when someone talks about being for the environment or for creating new businesses. I know if I were asked that question the first thing that would come to my mind is the radical environmentalist. I tend to stereotype them into groups of tree huggers, protesters, members of Green Peace or the Sierra Club, and those that will only eat organic foods. On the other end of the spectrum is “Big Business” or those for the economy. When I think of these types of people I think of those that have no regard for the environment, they dump pollutants, and kill fish and birds....   [tags: Environmental Environmentalist Essays]

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a 1000 mile drive in the wrong direction

- As of late I have been feeling an immense hole in my life. My life journey feels as if it is nothing than a jumbled-up mess of confusion, heartbreak, betrayal, and lies. So with a life full of loss, like any normal college student would do, I joined the pity-party bandwagon and felt sorry for myself. In my “destined to roam the earth alone and useless” state I was positive there was nothing that would ever change my dreary outlook on life. I read a few books, prayed like crazy, talked to my parents, and even broke-down and sought advice from my crazy teenage sisters, but nothing changed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rise of Environmentalism in the United States

- The Rise of Environmentalism in the United States Eden; it is a word that, for most, inspires thoughts of lush green trees, untarnished fruit, soft green grass, perfect blue skies, and harmony within nature. According to Judeo-Christian teachings, this is similar to the state in which the world began. It was an environment unspoiled by humans, unblemished by their pollution. Such a pristine utopia is often hard for a person to imagine today amongst the industrial smokestacks and their billowing gray clouds, between the rancid landfill mounds, and surrounded by stagnant pools of oil-slicked water....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparison Between Merchant of Venice and The Bible

- SHYLOCK: What says that fool of Hagar's offspring, ha. The Biblical Story Genesis 16: 1-16 1 Now Sarai Abram�s wife bare him no children, and she had a maid an Egyptian, Hagar by name. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from child bearing. I pray thee go in unto my maid: it may be that I shall receive a child by her. And Abram obeyed the voice of Sarai. 3 Then Sarai Abram�s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram for his wife....   [tags: William Shakespeare Religion Christian]

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Giants In The Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag

- Giants In The Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag I think this book is a very interesting story. I have never read a western before much less one about foreigners. To begin with, I thought Per Hansa was a man of action and a natural pioneer. Throughout the story he showed optimism and great courage in the face of hardship. To me he seems very intelligent, strong, and a natural leader in his community and throughout the story he seemed to succeed at almost everything he did. When it comes to his wife, Beret, it's a different story; unlike her husband she cannot endure life on the prairie....   [tags: Giants Earth Analysis]

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Jack London's The Call of the Wild

- Call of the Wild Where did man come from?   Scientists thought they had answered this simple yet complex question through Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.   According to him, living organisms evolved due to constant changing.   Organisms which gained an edge would reign, while those without would die.   Jack London's books during the late 1800's animated this theory through the use of wild animals in a struggle for survival.   In fact, many prove that to survive a species "must" have an edge.   In London's book the Call of the Wild, the harsh depiction of the Klondike wilderness proves that to survive life must adapt....   [tags: Call of the Wild Essays]

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How I was Introduced to Ansel Adams

- How I was Introduced to Ansel Adams Ansel Adams was more than just an artist; he was environmentalist and a photographer. Adams was born February 20th, 1902 in San Francisco California. This is where I was born before I moved to Andover Massachusetts’s. I was too young to appreciate his work then, but when I went back a few summers ago to visit my sister in San Francisco, all I saw at the tourist’s sites was Ansel’s photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge. I remember it like it was yesterday looking at this photograph of Ansel’s, the picture is in black and white, and it looks as if the sun is setting, just about 6p.m....   [tags: Photography Photographers Artists Essays]

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Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges

- Oil Drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuges America Should Reject the Oil Businesses Plan and Permanently Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprising more than nineteen million acres in the northern corner of Alaska, is unique and one of the largest units of the National Wildlife system. The Arctic Refuge has long been recognized as an unparalleled place of natural beauty and ecological importance. The Arctic Refuge was established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, as well as provide the opportunity for local residents to continue their subsistence way of life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Wildlife Preservation in Thinking Like a Mountain

- Wildlife Preservation in Thinking Like a Mountain In Thinking Like a Mountain, the author, Aldo Leopold, writes of the importance of wildlife preservation through examples of the symbiotic relationship of animals and plant-life with a mountain. He asks the reader to perceive the processes of a mountainous environment in an unusual way. Aldo Leopold wants the reader to "think" like a mountain instead of thinking of only the immediate, or as the hunter did. Taking away one feature of an ecosystem may eventually destroy everything else that that environment is composed of....   [tags: Papers]

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Opposing Forces in Heart of Darkness

- Opposing Forces in Heart of Darkness         In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad sets up the opposing forces of black and white in order to convey the theme that every man has his own heart of darkness that is simply masked by the superficial light of civilization. The novella focuses primarily on Charlie Marlow's journey into the African Congo, but simultaneously deals with many underlying themes. Marlow understood the basic premises of imperialism, but was unprepared for the world he encountered while in the wilderness....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Frontier Expansion vs. the American Bison

- Frontier Expansion vs. the American Bison “The wilderness masters the colonist. It finds him a European in dress, industries, tools, modes of travel, and thought. It takes him from the railroad car and puts him in the birch canoe. It strips off the garments of civilization and arrays him in the hunting shirt and the moccasin. It puts him in the log cabin.... Before long he has gone to planting Indian corn and plowing with a sharp stick.... In short, at the frontier the environment is at first too strong for the man....   [tags: American America History]

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Television's Effects on the Natural Environment

- Television's Effects on the Natural Environment You may be thinking, “How on earth could the TV have an affect on our natural environment?” and you have every right to. At first glance, it may seem impossible that the TV can have an effect on our natural surroundings; but, nevertheless, it does. One of the ways that the TV can have an effect on our surroundings is by the amount of power that is needed to run all of the TV’s in the world. I realize, that compared to other appliances, a television does not use a huge amount of energy....   [tags: Environmental Issues TV Technology Essays]

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French and European Architecutre in 1600

- French and European Architecutre in 1600 The Baroque style of painting during the 1600 and 1700’s reflects an intense interest in expressing human emotion through art. Biblical scenes and representations of biblical characters are a common link between art works of that time throughout the different areas of Europe. Caravaggio represents the typical Italian Baroque artist at that time but possesses many artistic qualities uniquely his own. Bartolome Eseban Murillo, represents the typical Spanish Baroque painter....   [tags: essays papers]

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Jack London: To Build A Fire

- Introduction Jack London had already established himself as a popular writer when his story "To Build a Fire" appeared in the Century Magazine in 1908. This tale of an unnamed man's disastrous trek across the Yukon Territory near Alaska was well received at the time by readers and literary critics alike. While other works by London have since been faulted as overly sensational or hastily written, "To Build a Fire" is still regarded by many as an American classic. London based the story on his own travels across the harsh, frozen terrain of Alaska and Canada in 1897-98 during the Klondike gold rush; he is also said to have relied on information from a book by Jeremiah Lynch entitled Three Ye...   [tags: Jack London]

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Reintroducing the Wolf to Yellowstone

- Reintroducing the Wolf to Yellowstone Wolves have always been a symbol of the wild, free in spirit and roamers of the land. These animals are considered majestic and protectors of the wilderness. They have always roamed the western United States, although their population has fluctuated over time. Over the past 10 years wolf reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park has been a controversial topic to those of the United States. As of 1995, wolves have been reintroduced into the park. This has come with some strong opposition and yet has prevailed....   [tags: Wolves Park Animals Papers]

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Mellsy’s Outline for Research Paper

- Mellsy’s Outline for Research Paper Have you ever thought about volunteering your time to a local charity or community organization. There are many different reasons for you to start volunteering your services: To help others, to learn about an activity or organization that interests you, to beat boredom if you find yourself sitting around the house feeling totally bored, volunteering in an activity you enjoy can be a great way to change things, to overcome a loss you have experienced one of the best ways to help yourself in a time of loss is to help others, to gain perspective on life there is no better way to understand your blessings than to help people in need....   [tags: essays papers]

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Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

- Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant The poem, "Thanatopsis," written by William Cullen Bryant, is a wonderful literary work which explores the often controversial questions of death. William Cullen Bryant wrote Thanatopsis when he was seventeen years of age. Thanatopsis was written in blank verse. Within his well written lines Bryant attempts to show the relationship between death's eternal questions and the ongoing cycle of nature and life. Upon concluding the poem many readers are able to reaffirm their faith of an afterlife, while others are left aimlessly pondering this strange possibility.He uses strong words to describe the feelings and visions one sees when they are...   [tags: Papers]

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Jim Casey as a Christ Figure in The Grapes of Wrath

- Grapes of Wrath: Jim Casey as a Christ Figure In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck brings to the reader a variety of diverse and greatly significant characters. However, the majority of each characters' individuality happens to lie within what they symbolize in the microcosm of the Joad family and their acquaintances, which itself stands for the entire migrant population of the Great Depression era. One such character is that of Jim Casey, a former preacher and long-time friend of the Joads....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck]

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Describe an object that is important to you and explain why

- Describe an object that is important to you and explain why My Kelty Redwing backpack is folded up in my closet. Cramped on a shelf next to a box of old textbooks and forgotten letters, my backpack, like me, would rather be elsewhere. Gloomy New England is no place for an active pack such as mine. There, the pack's buoyant purple, teal, and navy blue colors seem lost in shadow. Helpless, I do likewise, and watch my skin turn from a healthy tan to sickly white. We can hardly wait for the upcoming vacation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Animals and Nature in the Work of Margaret Wise Brown

- Animals and Nature in the Work of Margaret Wise Brown Read almost any book by Margaret Wise Brown, and you will start to see some overlapping trends. Readers know when they are reading a work by this famous author without seeing the cover or title page because her works have so many similarities. The use of multiple animals and nature frequently appear in her books and serve as common ideas in literature by Margaret Wise Brown. Many of Margaret Wise Brown’s most famous books have animals as the main character....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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lord of the flies: simon as a christ figure

- The character of Simon in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has often been viewed as the Christ figure of the novel. If you were to examine the actions of both Simon and Jesus, you would find a number of incidents that parallel each other. One of the first things that Simon does that depicts a Christ-like action, is found in chapter 3 when he helps the littluns get fruit, “Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach” (Golding 56). During his lifetime, Jesus often aided the hungry, one example being when he turned 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish into enough food for thousands of people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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womenhod Gender in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Gender in Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness colludes with Western patriarchal gender prescriptions. Women are ominously absent from the bulk of the narrative, and when they do make an appearance they are identified through the powerful narrative viewpoint of the character Marlow, who constructs them in terms of the values of the dominant ideologies of the British gentleman. The contrast between Kurtz's Intended and his Mistress reveals to the contemporary reader this undeniable Victorian provenance - women are effectively marginalised from power and silenced by the text's endorsement of British values....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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The Influence of Women in Epic of Gilgamesh

- The Influence of Women in Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh can be viewed as a writing that describes the social scene of the times it was written in. The characters of Enkidu and Gilgamesh are strong males. The roles of women in Gilgamesh are submissive and subtle. Women in this ancient Sumerian tale tend to be passive, but capable of influencing the outcome of events. Enkidu is a mighty force to confront. He is so strong that he is seen as a wild animal in his first appearances in the book. Gilgamesh is as strong or even stronger than Enkidu....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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Canada -- the Problematics of National Identity

- Canada -- the Problematics of National Identity There has always been a problem for Canada with the definition of its national identity. In fact, it would almost be fair to say that an unease about the lack of such a collective identity is what defines Canadians the best. This page briefly considers some of the causes of this situation, and then goes on to consider some broad themes which might be described as distinctively and characteristically Canadian. Obviously, this is a very tricky area, as any discussion of national identities must be, with the twin dangers of oversimplification and essentialism....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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]

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Analysis of A Cry in the Dark

- Analysis of A Cry in the Dark A Cry in the Dark, based on a true story, is about a mother whose baby is killed during a camping trip along with her husband. The mother, Lindy Chamberlain claims to have seen her baby being carried away by a dingo and then assumes that the dingo is the cause of her baby's death. As she reports this to the police, she is inconsistent with some of the details that she reports along with other factors that stood against her, the police, meda, and even people watching this take place as it caused commotion in the news, accuse her of murdering the child....   [tags: A Cry in the Dark Religion Christianity Essays]

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Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways

- Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways In the book of a rustic American journey, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon continually characterizes the land he travels with simple, natural references. Least Heat Moon repeatedly gives the nature he discovers on his journey very fertile, prolific qualities. The essays often contains vivid physical descriptions of the environment, particularly its natural beauty. Least Heat Moon ponders human existence and its interference with the environment....   [tags: Blue Highways]

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Robert Elliot's Faking Nature

- Robert Elliot's "Faking Nature" ABSTRACT: Robert Elliot's "Faking Nature," (1) represents one of the strongest philosophical rejections of the ground of restoration ecology ever offered. Here, and in a succession of papers defending the original essay, Elliot argued that ecological restoration was akin to art forgery. Just as a copied art work could not reproduce the value of the original, restored nature could not reproduce the value of nature. I reject Elliot's art forgery analogy, and argue that his paper provides grounds for distinguishing between two forms of restoration that must be given separate normative consideration: (1) malicious restorations, those undertaken as a means of ju...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Faking Elliot Essays]

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Conceptualizing Global Environmental Politics

- This essay will respond to the central problem facing global environmental politics insofar as the resolution of such problems as global warming, the hole in the ozone layer, the loss of biodiversity, and many other transnational environmental issues rests upon some sort of consensus among extremely diverse groups. These are considered global problems not only because of their apocalyptic potential but they are also unique in that the “terrain where they occur [is] property that could be claimed by everyone or by no one....   [tags: global warming, ozone layer]

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Northern Cascades National Park

- The purpose of this paper is to give you some background information on Northern Cascades National Park and to talk about the management techniques the park uses to preserve it. Northern Cascades National Park became a national park on Oct 2, 1968, when Lyndon Johnson sighed the North Cascades Act. Twenty years later congress designated 93% of the park as a Stephen Mater Wilderness. When congress declares an area as “wilderness,” it provides extra protection against human impact. Northern Cascades National Park is mostly used for backpackers and mountain climbers, who have little impact on the park....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women in Early Westerns

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The Heroic Figure of the Frontier in The Last of the Mohicans

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Problem of Woman in Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible

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truthhod Quest for Truth in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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journeyhod Journey into Hell in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

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Confronting Fear in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

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The Character of Casey in The Grapes of Wrath

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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – The Romanticism and Realism

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Use of Setting and Description in David Malouf's Johnno

- Use of Setting and Description in Johnno Throughout Johnno descriptions of settings relating to houses and buildings enable the reader to obtain an insight into the character of Dante. Malouf captures images with powerful force, creating depth to the characters. Specific details that may be deemed inappropriate are enhanced to provide meaning and show how characters respond and feel toward places. Malouf effectively uses images to reinforce attitudes, feelings and emotions. Though the descriptions are long and detailed, they are worthwhile and evocative....   [tags: David Malouf Johnno Essays]

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Marlow's Assessment of Africa in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Marlow's Assessment of Africa in Heart of Darkness    Marlow's assessment of the African wilderness in the beginning of the story is like that of something that tempts him and his fellow explorers to Africa. When Marlow says, "And as I looked at the map of it in a shop-window, it fascinated me as a snake would a bird - silly little bird" (Conrad, Longman 2196). If we take note of the phrase "silly little bird" it may be noted that the Marlow is comparing Britain to that silly little bird. It could be that he felt Britain's occupancy of Africa was nothing more than his own country falling into a trap....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Marlow and Kurtz in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Marlow and Kurtz in Heart of Darkness The main character in Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, isKurtz. Kurtz no longer obeys the authority of his superiors who believe that he has become too extreme and has come to employ "unsound methods" (Coppola, 1979; Longman, 2000). Marlow is sent to retrieve Kurtz from the evil influences in the Congo, and a wild journey on a tainted river ensues.  Along the way, Marlow learns about the real Kurtz and finds himself identifying with and becoming dangerously fond of the man....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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