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The Medieval Church, The Book of Margery Kempe and Everyman

- The Medieval Church, The Book of Margery Kempe and Everyman While the Reformation is generally regarded to have begun with Martin Luther’s famous treatise of 1517, the seeds of dissent sown in the 14th century had already taken full root in England by the middle of the 15th century. War, disease, and oppressive government led to a general anger toward the Catholic Church, believed to be “among the greatest of the oppressive landowners” (Norton 10). John Wycliffe, whose sermons preached against abuses in the church and attempted to shift the focus of religious faith away from church rituals and onto scriptural interpretation, was persecuted....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]

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Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe

- Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe         Baron Richard Von Krafft-Ebing, a 19th century German psychiatrist, was quoted as having said, "We find that the sexual instinct, when disappointed and unappeased, frequently seeks and finds a substitute in religion." This may have been the condition of Margery Kempe when she desired to cease all sexual activity with her spouse because of her devotion to God. Instead of performing her duties as a wife, she chose instead to spread her knowledge of God to her community and did so not only in speech, but also in literature....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]

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Is Margery Kempe a Mystic?

- Margery Kempe, the main topic of this essay, was in fact a controversial person. During her lifetime peoples' opinions about her were quite polarized. She was a conspicuous person and was in many conflicts with mostly clerical authorities. Some contemporaries looked up to her, while many others did not really know how to deal with her and her extraordinary behaviour. It is pretty much the same thing today. While some credit her as a mystic, others just condemn her as crazy. During the course of this essay, I will try to answer the question if she was a mystic or not....   [tags: The Book of Margery Kempe]

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The Controversial Margery Kempe

- The Controversial Margery Kempe Throughout history, there have been a select number of women with extraordinary talent, intelligence, and passion that have challenged and defied society's subjugation of women and have stood their ground under the pressure of patriarchy. The Middle Ages, in particular, generally cast women in a negative light. Some medieval women used their abilities in the arts to leave a lasting impression on a society that affiliated women with Eve, who was believed to be the reason for man's fall from grace....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]

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Society's Role in Margery Kempe's Autobiography

- Society's Role in Margery Kempe's Autobiography In her essay "Professions for Women," Virginia Woolf recounts her experience with Coventry Patmore's "Angel in the House." The "Angel," society's ideal woman, is concerned primarily with others, identifies herself only as a wife/mother, and remains conventional in her actions, conscious of the standards for women. Woolf indicates that women writers are guided by this "Angel" unless they liberate themselves. Society's ideals ("the Angel in the House") have influenced Margery Kempe's autobiography as revealed by her content, form, and identity....   [tags: Book of Margery Kempe Essays]

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The Book Of Margery Kempe, A Women From King 's Lynn During Medieval Times

- The Book of Margery Kempe is an autobiography of Margery Kempe, a women from King 's Lynn during medieval times. Kempe 's autobiography talks about the struggles she encountered on her journey for a holy life. Margery gave birth to her first child when she was about twenty years old, and after giving birth she had a nervous breakdown. She saw visions of the devil all around her, and her actions proved her to be anything but holy. It wasn 't until she recovered due to a vision of Jesus Christ that she was determined to devote her life to religiousness and to studying God....   [tags: Christianity, God, Jesus, Trinity]

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Comparing Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur

- Comparing Notions of Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur The monastic lifestyle that Launcelot and his knights adopt after their conversion is one that Margery Kempe might approve of -- doing penance, singing mass, fasting, and remaining abstinent. (MdA, 525) But Launcelot's change of heart is not motivated by the emotions that move Kempe, nor is his attitude towards God the same as can be found in The Book of Margery Kempe and The Wakefield Mystery Plays....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Feminist in the Medieval Era: Margery Kempe

- Margery Kempe did something that many people (especially women) would not dare to do- she broke away from the identity that her society had molded for her. The Book of Margery Kempe is one of the most astonishing documents found of the late medieval era and is the first autobiography to have been discovered. Margery Kempe does not shy away from telling the story of the personal and intricate details about her adventurous life. It is hard to say what influenced Kempe to go through such lengths to have her book written....   [tags: Margery Kempe, feminism, travel, ]

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Margery Kempe and Mental Illness

- Margery Kempe: mother, mystic, mentally ill. Throughout The Book of Margery Kempe, Margery is burdened with the gift of tears. To onlookers, her behaviour seems erratic and threatening; strangers and acquaintances often wonder if devils possessing her cause her passionate wailing. Margery is often questioned about her tears, and isolated from people who fail to understand that she is one of Christ’s “chosen souls” (24). Margery sees these social difficulties as trials of her faith, and says, “For ever the more slander and reproof that she suffered, the more she increased in grace and in devotion of holy meditation” (Kempe 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis Mental Illness]

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Was Margery Kempe a Mystic?

- ... Her life changed some more, when she started to hear sweet melodies at night: "This melody was so sweet that it surpassed all the melody that might be heard in this world, without any comparison, and it caused this creature when she afterwards heard any mirth or melody to shed very plentiful and abundant tears of high devotion, with great sobbings..." From now on she had no longer the desire for sexual intercourse with her husband and decided to lead a life in chastity. She also attended church longer and more often and started to fast....   [tags: visions, pilgrimage, christ]

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A Strong Case Of Postpartum Depression Of Margery Kempe, The Revered 14th And 15th Century Christian Mystic

- Mark 5:34 in the King James Bible as Jesus speaks to a sick woman reads, “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” The gravity of these words ring true in the case of Margery Kempe, the revered 14th and 15th century Christian Mystic. Suffering from a malady of the mind it is only the words of God that enable Margery to recover, almost quite literally a reiteration of Mark 5:34 in a slightly modified form. The power of the word and presence of God was paramount in the 14th and 15th centuries, especially regarding health and wellness as there was little if any scientific and secularized treatments for both physical and mental ail...   [tags: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder]

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Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary

- Margery Kemp's Interactions with The Virgin Mary According to her own testimony, Margery Kempe's spirituality involved deeply passionate experiences of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Kempe had "the gift of tears" -- meaning that, for years, she was unable to attend mass without crying profusely, and, as often as not, sobbing loudly and theatrically. Her adventurous life included a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where much weeping and wailing took place, and tanglings with several Bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury....   [tags: Papers]

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Distinction Between Real Or Fake : Symptoms Of Postpartum Psychosis

- ... She gives a description of her episode of postpartum psychosis which is clearly linked to her marriage to her husband John Kempe and her pregnancy. Her experience of pregnancy and childbirth completely changes the course of her life. Kempe tells in the Book that Margery’s first pregnancy along with the delivery of it were so difficult that she believed that she was going to die after giving birth, “And, after she had conceived, she was labored with great attacks of illness until the child was born, and then, what for the labor she had in childing and for the sickness going before, she despaired of her life, thinking she might not live” (Kempe 6)....   [tags: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Hallucination]

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Medieval Vs. Medieval Society

- Medieval England was considered to be a Patriarchy, due to the serious gender roles which cast men as superior to women. Margery Kempe attempted time and time again to break the boundaries of the gender roles put in place by society. The men in her life tried to stop her, and bring her back to the social norms of what it meant to be a women living in the time period: John Kempe, her priest, Christ etc. To analyze Kempe, it is first important to note what was expected of medieval women; “the classical females are portrayed as vessels of chastity, purity, and goodness” (O’Pry-Reynolds, 37)....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Love, Sexual intercourse]

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Comparing The Wife of Bath and The Canterbury Tales

- Looking back through many historical time periods, people are able to observe the fact that women were generally discriminated against and oppressed in almost any society. However, these periods also came with women that defied the stereotype of their sex. They spoke out against this discrimination with a great amount of intelligence and strength with almost no fear of the harsh consequences that could be laid out by the men of their time. During the Medieval era, religion played a major role in the shaping of this pessimistic viewpoint about women....   [tags: discrimination, oppression, christians]

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The Between Women And Women

- Even though, these powerful male authorities tried to get Margery to resign or admit to something that was not true about herself, Margery stood her grounds firmly. She did not see herself as inferior to these male authorities, but as their equals as she defended herself bravely, even suggesting that “as far as going to prison, I am not afraid for my Lord’s love, who suffered much more for my love than I may for his” (Kempe 83). These are not the only men who prohibit and ridicule Margery because of her beliefs....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Jesus, Marriage]

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Finding Truth

- Finding Truth In almost all major religions, there abounds the undertone of the spiritual battle that takes place inside someone regarding the succumbation to sin or earthly desires and the like. Also ever present in the soul's journey through life is the search for a prize; an ultimate Truth, especially in the early Middle Ages when religions where beginning to mature and take power in society. Though the doctrine theoretically differs greatly, Christian and Islamic faith as one body contextually share the same ideals and foci on the issues pertaining to the soul....   [tags: Papers]

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Medieval Piety

- Religion in the Middle Ages takes on a character all of its own as it is lived out differently in the lives of medieval men and women spanning from ordinary laity to vehement devotees. Though it is difficult to identify what the average faith consists of in the Middle Ages, the life told of a radical devotee in The Book of Margery Kempe provides insight to the highly intense version of medieval paths of approaching Christ. Another medieval religious text, The Cloud of Unknowing, provides a record of approaching the same Christ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Book Report On Books And Readings

- ... Some authors will pay out hundreds to thousands to get editing done. Covers sell the books, a homemade cover rarely does. Book covers can cost from $35.00 to $500.00 depending on the cover designer. Technical savoy authors will format their own eBooks and paperbacks. I have done my paperbacks, but the eBooks formatting looks too difficult for me. I rather pay someone than spend days trying to figure it out. The cost can be anywhere from $35.00 to $125.00. Book covers, editing, and formatting are the must dos for a book....   [tags: Book, E-book, Paperback, Want]

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Like a Hurricane Book Review

- In Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee two American Indians from separate tribes join together to co-author this historically thought provoking portrayal of a time in history when playing by the rules did not work when dealing with minority rights issues. Paul Chaat Smith, a Comanche and Robert Allen Warrior an Osage join forces to create an accurate account of a time when the Native American civil rights movement took center stage television and press coverage. The world watched as Indian militants, American military, and world media covered three key events, which took place in a forty-two month period beginning with the student takeover of Alcatraz in Novem...   [tags: Book Review ]

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Book Review: Divided Highways

- Since the beginning of the United States the American people have been on the move. Public transportation has played a major role in the development of this nation and in bringing its citizens together. In the book “Divided Highways”, author Tom Lewis takes the reader on a journey of the building of the Interstates and the consequences(good and bad) that came from them. Lewis believes that the Interstates are a physical characteristic of America and that it shows “all our glory and our meanness; all our vision and our shortsightedness”(xiv)....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Job Of The Bible '

- Often times when people are in pain they ask what they did to deserve it. Whether this be by asking God or others around them, people generally want a reason as to why they must carry an extra burden compared to others. Many people believe that suffering is an effect of behaving badly, such as in the ideas of karma and the retribution doctrine. Others, however, believe that everyone suffers, and it is just a normal part of life that helps people to grow and mature. In the book of Job in The Bible, Job experiences suffering through the loss of his material possessions but he does not question God’s reasoning....   [tags: Book of Job, Suffering, Satan, Book of Revelation]

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Print And E Book Giveaways At Goodreads

- ... To list your book giveaway on LibraryThing, sign up for a free account and click on the giveaway link when you are logged in. On the next page, there should be a tab at the top of the page in the main navigation that says “Create Your Giveaway.” Their rules seem to have been almost copied directly from Goodreads, as they appear to be identical. For more questions and answers, go to their FAQ https://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Help_and_FAQ section. Best of all, on LibraryThing you can choose to pick the winners of the giveaway yourself....   [tags: E-book, Book, Amazon.com, LibraryThing]

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Book the Third, Chapter 5, 'Found'

- This discussion will explore F.R. Leavis's description of Hard Times as a ‘moral fable' by closely looking at Book the Third, Chapter 5, ‘Found’. It will show an analysis of the characters used in the chapter and the part they play in the scene. It will look at the plot and structure, along with the style and language that had been used. There will an exploratory into other work of Dickens and a comparison to other authors in the era. In Chapter 5, Found, of Book third Mr. Bounderby is shocked and furious at the believed suspect Mrs....   [tags: Book the Third]

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The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

- ... This, it said, is your accordion. The sound of the turning page carved them in half.Liesel read on. For at least twenty minutes, she handed out the story. The youngest kids were soothed by her voice, and everyone else saw visions of the whistler running from the crime scene. Liesel did not. The book thief saw only the mechanics of the words—their bodies stranded on the paper, beaten down for her to walk on. Somewhere, too, in the gaps between a period and the next capital letter, there was also Max.” One example of the main idea in this is saying that words can be like music and have hidden meanings like it explains later in the quote how everyone else is seeing the whistler running away...   [tags: book, story and character analysis]

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Book Review on the Prejudice in Irseal

- ... As you continue to read through the story, we learn how similar the two characters backgrounds are. Both were Arab’s who left home to pursue an education in Isreal, also hoping to escape both their villages and the prejudices of their heritage. However, a parallel is drawn through the differences of their motivations. The lawyer is very successful, but only because he longs for acceptances from the Jewish people and the upper class Arabs. He focuses a lot of his attention on his image, but physical and social....   [tags: characters, plot, book]

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Into the Wild: Comparing the Book and Movie

- Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer, as well as a film directed by Sean Penn, talks about Chris McCandless, a young individual who set out on a journey throughout the Western United States, isolating himself from society, and more importantly, his family. During his travels, he meets a lot of different people, that in a way, change his ways about how he sees the world. There are many characteristics to describe McCandless, such as “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as “intelligent”, using parts in his book that show McCandless being “intelligent”....   [tags: Book vs Movie]

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Feeling the Power of the Book, The Odyssey

- No one ever told me to read The Odyssey--and that was the greatest educational travesty of my life. I first read it after High School while working at Colonial Motors in West Concord. I didn't "get it" any more than the most confused among you, but what I did do is "feel it:" I felt its primordial power and emotional bareness; I felt another world, another age and another human journey come alive inside of me. It made me feel that I was a part of long and unbroken lineage of humanity searching for truth and purpose in a world--especially my world, a world not always blessed with clarity and opportunity....   [tags: Odyssey, book review, ]

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

- In 2005, Markus Zusak composed one of the most influential novels of modern day literature. His story is known as The Book Thief, a novel told from the perspective of Death. His role is to narrate the life of Liesel Meminger as a young girl growing up in Nazi Germany. Death begins the story at the burial of her brother in 1939, just one of many tragic events that will occur in her life, she is then given away by her mother, and has to grow up in the care of another family. For Liesel, this change catalyzes a quest to understand the power of words....   [tags: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak]

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The Namesake: Book by Jhumpa lahiri

- It’s pretty clear that film and literature are very different mediums and when you try to make one into the other, such as an adaptation, you’re going to have some things that are lost in translation and seen in a different light. When an original work is made into a movie, I think they’re kind of at a disadvantage because they only have a few hours to get the whole story across while also keeping the viewer intrigued by what is taking place on the screen right in front of their eyes. Movies are able to contain special effects, visuals, and music though which can impact a viewer and make a scene stay in their mind longer which is a plus side to being able to view something....   [tags: book, film, movie, literature]

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The Book Thief By Marcus Zusak

- ... The Jew stood before him, expecting another handful of derision, but he watched with everyone else as Hans Hubermann held his hand out and presented a piece of bread, like magic. When it changed hands, the Jew slid down… and thanked him… Other Jews walked past, all of them watching this small, futile miracle” (Zusak 395). Although Hans ended up paying the consequences for his actions, he did this act out of love, recognizing that all life matters. Both of these example prove that the power of love is enough to eclipse all boundaries, therefore saving all in its vicinity....   [tags: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak]

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Jews: The People of the Book

- Throughout all of time, Jews have been considered “The People of the Book.” This term was created by the followers of Judaism as a way of describing their own connection to the Torah and other holy texts. In Jewish tradition, there are many spiritual objects that hold much importance to its followers, the Torah being the most important. It is believed to be the stem to all the knowledge of Jewish law and tradition, thus why its importance is undefinable to all Jews. The Torah is composed of the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, all of which are also referred to as Pentateuch or Chumash ....   [tags: spiritual, torah, book]

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Analysis on the Book Dissecting the Hack

- Dissecting the Hack is a great book for any technological geared individual. Whether one is a seasoned hacker or an average-Joe from off the street this book will give the individual new information to build on their repertoire. I highly recommend this book for this reason and many others. This book is unlike most other books on cyber crime, it is a fictional story that incorporates real hacks that is very much within the realm of possibility. If a reader becomes stumped after a technical word or hack is used, the book will refer the reader to the second section, which will explain it in more detail....   [tags: cyber crime, hacking, book, terms]

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Book Review : ' The Martyred Servant '

- are affiliated or know each other. When I read I like to read things that is hard to put down. I would have to put them down. I saved Mr. Leroy Waterman The Martyred Servant, for last, his article was very good I did not want to stop and it stopped. This by far was the best one that I came across it came right at you right away grabbed you and did not let go until he was finished. There was slightness of similarity between him and Ottamar Krueger, in their stance. Mr. Krueger uses a very powerful piece similar to putting a puzzle together and letting you know what piece is coming and where you should put it....   [tags: God, Bible, Book of Isaiah, Isaiah]

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

- To what extent is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak worthy of being deemed ‘Great Literature?’ The Book Thief is a relatively recent fictional novel written by Markus Zusak which tells the story of Liesel, a young German girl, and her life throughout the Second World War. Wrought with tragedy, the narrative is told from the point of view of Death, offering a unique insight into human life. Despite how contemporary the novel is, it has received droves of critical acclaim and is often considered to be one of the best books of modern times....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, The Book Thief, Literature]

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The Book Of Ezekiel By Ezekiel

- Ezekiel, Book of The Book of Ezekiel was written in autobiographical narrative genre by Ezekiel during the time of his Ministry from approximately 593-571 B.C. There is a uniqueness to the book of Ezekiel as it is written in approximate chronological order and it contains a variety of literary forms. (Holman Illustrated, 2003) The theme of the Book of Ezekiel is about the Lord calling Ezekiel to be a prophet and to share God’s message to Jerusalem and the exiles. It tells of oracles he receives from God covering three main subjects....   [tags: Mesopotamia, Assyria, Book of Daniel, Babylon]

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The Book Thief By Michael Petroni

- The Power That Lies Within Words “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” (Clare 4) The importance of words and the impact that words can have on people is often underestimated. The power of words is demonstrated in the film, The Book Thief, a screenplay written by Michael Petroni based on the novel by Markus Zusak, produced by Karen Rosenfelt, and Ken Blancato. Words hold great power over people regardless of whether it is found in books, movies, or said verbally....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, The Book Thief]

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Book Sales Tell A Surprising Tale

- ... Catone’s point is to understand more that an eBook is not the same thing as a physical, turning-pages book. A whole development is created for each type of book. When one reads a physical book, he or she goes through a wonderful experience. When an individual opens a book, he or she gets the satisfactory smell and astounding sound of the crinkling of pages opening. Obviously, those reactions do not reflect well with the technological version. Similarly, the eminent differences between a physical and electronic book come from the reader’s experience....   [tags: Book, E-book, Electronic publishing, Books]

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A Print Book Vs. Print Books

- Reading a print book or a print newspaper whenever someone wants without the fear of the battery running out of power should be a right for any individual. However, a child’s first exposure to words should not be just digital words on a tablet, but that child should have access to both printed word as well as digital words. Buying a book is cheap and is free to those with public library access. If children no longer have access to printed books, some children may lose the ability to read at home for their families may not be able to afford a device to enable them to read the digital books....   [tags: Book, E-book, Printing, Printing press]

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Exodus : The Book Of Exodus

- ... This is when God made a promise to Abraham that he would save them, “afterward they shall come out with great possessions” (Genesis 15:14). Many years after, the new king of Egypt fulfilled Gods prophecy. After the birth of Moses, days after God heard the people of Israel cries for help and remembered his covenant to Abraham ( Exodus 2:23-35). Moses was used by God to do his work and deliver the people of Israel. Moses went to the Pharaoh to request the Israelites to be let go to worship God....   [tags: Moses, Bible, The Exodus, Book of Exodus]

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Book Review of Jane Langton's The Time Bike

- Jane Langton wrote a very interesting book. It goes with the other five fantasies of the Halls family, The Time Bike. The name of this book intrigues many people. It is about a kid named Eddy Hall. He gets a bike that he always wanted for his birthday, after it is stolen, he gets a package from India, and it was a box big enough for a bike. In Concord, Massachusetts, Eddy Hall, an eighth grader, on his birthday got a new bike. He left it on his front porch through the night. Next morning the bike had vanished, this disappointed Eddy because he knew that his aunt and uncle could not afford to buy another bike....   [tags: Book Review]

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Book Review of School Leadership that Works by Marzano

- Change is a double-edged sword (Fullan, 2001). Change is a word that might inspire or put fear into people. Leadership is challenging when it comes to dealing with change and how individuals react within the organization to the change. Marzano, McNulty, and Waters (2005) discuss two orders of change in their book School Leadership that Works; first and second. Fullan (2001) also adds to the discussion in his book Leading in a Culture of Change, with regard to understanding change. In Change Leadership, Keagan and Wagner (2006) discuss many factors of change and the systematic approach to change....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Book Review on When China Ruled the Seas

- In the book, When China Ruled the Seas, Levathes talks about seven voyages made by the Chinese armadas during emperor Zhu Di's reign. Admiral Zheng was in control of many “Treasure ships”. These ships traded silk, porcelain, and many other fine goods. They sailed from India to East Africa, through Korea and Japan, and might have even traveled all the way to Australia. Levathes believes that it could have been very possible for China to have been able to create a great kingdom to rule over one hundred years before the Europeans even explored and expanded, with China's giant navy of about three thousand of these large treasure ships....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Book Censorship in American High Schools

- Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas....   [tags: book banning, readers, protection]

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Analysis Of The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

- ... 1-3). Adding to the astonishing statistics, 15 million WW2 casualties and 45 million civilian deaths (which includes the Holocaust losses) were estimated worldwide, totaling into a sickening 60 million souls being carried away by the worn hands of Death (“By the Numbers: World- Wide Deaths”, fig. 2) . As presented above, The Book Thief is written about a time where death, brutality, cruelty, injustice, and manipulation were prominently present. It was an unfathomable time in history in which most of us likely won’t want to begin to understand the extremities....   [tags: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak]

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

- ... If only I’d let Rudy go to that school (547).” In this situation there was a web of things that could have and should have been done to prevent his outcome, but fate had other ideas. As clearly seen in The Book Thief, normal decisions can have unforeseen power, much like a small ripple in water grows larger or dominoes fall after just one is knocked down. The books that the Book Thief steals each have a significance that is unbeknownst to her. When she steals books, they hold a meaning that is pertinent to her situation....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Book Thief]

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

- Vivian Masheh Ms. Murphy ENG 2D1 25 May 2016 Our time here “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain. You only live once, and life is disastrously short. It 's anything but difficult to take a gander at individuals who are cheerful and accept they don 't comprehend your torment. The more established you get, the more you understand that joy takes work. Individuals who grin out in the open have been through just as much as individuals who cry, glare, shout, and so forth....   [tags: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, World War II]

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Economic Future Of The E Book Industry

- Economic future of the e-book industry As a child, my parents would get the newspaper delivered to our house daily and have several magazine subscriptions. Now the year is 2015 and my parents can now check the latest news about everything on their phones and laptops. The book publishing industries have begun making books digitally available too. Over recent years, electronic books have been a rapidly growing success in society. Technology has been created to accustom this way of reading. Library’s have also began expanding the products they offer to the e-book industry for educational uses as well....   [tags: E-book, Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle]

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Images Of Jesus Christ On The Book Of Revelation

- Pictures of Christ in the Book of Revelation In the record of Revelation it portrays many aspects of Jesus Christ on which we will meditate on during my research. “John tells his audience that he is on Patmos, suffering for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. It is the first day of the week, Sunday, which John calls the Lord’s day and John is seeing a vision. John hears a loud voice behind him and the voice sounds like trumpets. Imagine the sound of the trumpet in your mind It can be frightening to hear a loud sound that you are not familiar with therefore, to even imagine a voice so loud that it sounds like trumpets oh my words cannot explain my reaction....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Book of Revelation]

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Barnes & Noble: The Book Store Chain

- The bookstore chain has been decreasing in profit in the US over the past 20 years. Most of the books retailers are shutting down their operations and only a few are still operating in the country. Barnes and Noble has become the largest bookseller in the book retailers industry. The firm has integrated its business philosophy into web presence though eBook marketplace. This business strategy assisted the firm to be able to reach a large scale customers and remain as a strongest competitor in the book retailing market....   [tags: nook tablets, ebook, digital book]

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Book Review: "Enough: Staying Human in and Engineered Age" written by Bill McKibben

- Over the years humanity has experienced a significant increase in the world population, and today that number continues to rise. With an increase in people, the demand for food goes up tremendously. Agricultural science has continuously developed new technologies that have enhanced the efficiency and value of agricultural production. Although the enhancements increase the production of agricultural goods, it’s important to understand the impacts it has on our environment and food system. In this book review, I will discuss both the cultural and natural dimensions of Agricultural Biotechnology, and how it relates to our current problems in Human Relations....   [tags: Book Review]

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Book Review of the Unique and Emotional Novel, Same Kind of Different as Me

- Same Kind of Different as Me: a Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent is truly a magnificent story about the crossing and changing of two radically dissimilar people. The book is written in the form of two autobiographies that merge into one fantastic life story. The novel is based around the concept of compassion and what reaching out can do to a person’s life. Throughout the book, the readers’ eyes are opened to the cruelty of life for several people in the south and their eyes are also opened to the opinions and lifestyles of the homeless....   [tags: Book Review]

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Love and Happiness in Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

- Happiness is essential for one to be sane. Love leads to happiness and this is shown in the novels Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Characters in both novels try to find happiness through love, but it ultimately leads to despair because of the death or loss of a loved one. Happiness is fulfilled through the form of love. To begin with, Jacob has respect and love for his parents that have been there every step of his life. The Dean of the University calls Jacob into his office and Jacob fears “Dear Lord- if I get expelled now, my father will kill me....   [tags: The Book of Negroes]

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Comparsion of Book and Movie of Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Doyle

- Between the book and the movie I prefer the movie. My reasoning for this is that the movie seemed much more interesting to me. It made much more sense. I also love who they chose to play the characters in the movie. Seemed much more interesting than the ones that were in the book. I must admit that the book was pretty good, though some of it I found rather boring. One thing I did not like about the movie is that they changed or added some details into the movie that the book did not have. The ending of the movie was much better then the ending in the book....   [tags: setting, book, movie, character]

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The Book of Exodus

-            The book of Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, or Weelleh Shemoth according to the Hebrew Bible. The books main theme is the removal of Hebrew people from Egypt. The book is meant to be a continuation of Genesis. Moses is believed to be the author of this book. During the period of Exodus Israel had been in Egypt for about 215 years. The book begins with the birth of Moses. The book then goes on to talk about the life of Moses and the things that he did throughout his life. The book also explains how the Hebrews were enslaved and then let free....   [tags: Introduction to the Book of Exodus]

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The Transformation of Chaucer’s Narrator in the Book of the Duchess

- A dream vision is a widely utilised literary device that provides an author with an avenue to explore the intricacies of the subconscious mind that effectively allows for its narrator to overcome some obstacle that seemed to be insurmountable prior to entering into the dream. In other words, the dream vision acts as an allegoric representation of the subject’s waking life and, in moving through the dream, is able to overcome the hurdle that lay before him previously. As a result, although being faced with a philosophical or moral dilemma, the narrator of a dream vision gains the ability to move on and conquer their ailments....   [tags: Book of the Duchess Essays]

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The Book Thief: Concentration Camps and Death Marches

- World War II was a grave event in the twentieth century that affected millions. Two main concepts World War II is remembered for are the concentration camps and the marches. These marches and camps were deadly to many yet powerful to others. However, to most citizens near camps or marches, they were insignificant and often ignored. In The Book Thief, author Markus Zusak introduces marches and camps similar to Dachau to demonstrate how citizens of nearby communities were oblivious to the suffering in those camps during the Holocaust....   [tags: The Book Thief Essays]

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Review of Stephanie Meyer's Book, New Moon

- New Moon The title of the book that I recently read was New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. New Moon is the sequel to Twilight. I loved this book because it was a great fantasy, mystery, romance with action. This book just hooks you in immediately. While your reading this you’ll read about vampires, werewolves, feuds, and heartbreak so get ready. Where. The story takes place in the small rainy town of Forks, Washington. Forks is very green with a big forest, and the town is almost always under constant cover of clouds and rain....   [tags: book review, twilight, movies]

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The Devil in Massachusetts Book Review

- The Salem witch craft trials are the most learned about and notable of Europe's and North America's witch hunts. Its notoriety and fame comes from the horrendous amount of people that were not only involved, but killed in the witch hunt and that it took place in the late 1700's being one of the last of all witch hunts. The witch craft crises blew out of control for several reasons. Firstly, Salem town was facing hard economic times along with disease and famine making it plausible that the only explanation of the town's despoilment was because of witches and the devil....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Book Review of "Detour for Emmy"

- Detour for Emmy- Insperational Marilyn Reynolds is the author of Detour for Emmy. She is an English teacher in Los Angeles County. Marilyn is the author of numerous essays that have been published in many national newspapers, library magazines, professional journals, and autobiographies. Her students help her to keep in touch with the reality of today's teens; she then puts these realities into her writing. Detour for Emmy was inspired by her own experiences and those of her students. (5) Detour for Emmy is a true story based on a young teen age girl, whose life is drastically changed after she becomes pregnant....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Lord of The Flies Book Report

- Character Page Ralph Ralph is a fair boy of about twelve. He is the first character introduced in the story and is a dominant leader throughout most of the book. He finds the conch, a symbol of order and authority. He blows the conch and holds an assembly in which he is voted chief. Ralph stays focused on getting rescued and building shelters while most of the others play and hunt. By the end all the boys have either turned against him or died. Piggy Piggy is a large, timid boy, with asthma and specs (eye glasses)....   [tags: Book Review]

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The Book And Is Now An International Best Selling Author?

- ... One in a Million – Competition at Amazon Amazon’s currently selling well over 3 million Kindle books, with new books added every day. Competition is extremely fierce, as you have to compete with hundreds of thousands of books. Here’s the competition level from a few popular Kindle categories: • Romance: 250,000+ • Science Fiction & Fantasy: 186,000+ • Business & Money: 194,000+ • Mystery, Thriller & Suspense: 164,000+ Even if you focus on one specific niche, you could still be in a category with thousands of other authors....   [tags: E-book, Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle]

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Digital Vs Traditional : Reading The Paperback Magic Treehouse Book

- ... Each one of these people may have a different feature or use that benefits them over another feature, however they all can use the e-books and the advantages that come with them. Let’s say I’m your average businessman in New York City that takes the subway to and from work for an hour each way, and I like to catch up on my favorite book or magazine. Well all I have to do is take my phone or tablet out choose what I want to read and start reading, this form of technology now just become convenient to use....   [tags: E-book, Book, Education, Digital media]

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Matthew Book: Jesus Walking on Water Symbolism

- The book of Matthew talks about Jesus walking on the water. There are a few ways that people explain the passage. Some people try to explain away the miracle. We are going to discuss both these ways. First of all, there are several ways that can explain the passage. The first way is that everything has a symbolism. The ship is Israel, while the disciples are the remnant. Jesus going to pray is like Jesus dismissing the Jews for a time and leaving them for a time. The waves are the the nations which toss about those that around them, with the help of the waves of persecution....   [tags: bible book, matthew passage, jesus]

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Book Review For Hair's Carnival Of Fury

- William Ivy Hair's Carnival of Fury elaborates on the life of Robert Charles and the events leading New Orleans to the race riot of 1900. Hair quoted newspaper articles printed during Charles' life to include society's reaction and provide a white-Southern perspective of African Americans. Hair's original objective was to uncover what Charles experienced during his youth, and discover what prompted him to shoot innocent people from the second floor of 1208 Saratoga St. on July 27, 1900. Although the South vilified Charles and deemed him the catalyst for the race riot, Hair sought to clarify Charles' motives and discover what led him to commit senseless violence....   [tags: Book Review]

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Lion, Witch And Wardrobe Book Review

- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is set during World War II. There are four children who had to be sent to live with Professor Kirke because their mother wanted them to be safe. The children decide to play hide and seek in the house one day and the youngest girl Lucy found a wardrobe to hide in. When Lucy was in the wardrobe she found herself in a strange place. The wardrobe had led her to a land full of snow. When Lucy started walking around she met a fawn named Tumnus. He took her to his house....   [tags: Book Review]

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Perspectives on the Book of Job

-      The Book of Job is one of the three books in the Hebrew bible whose genre is described as wisdom literature.1  Certainly the Book of Job satisfies the literary conventions that qualify a biblical book for such status. 2  Yet Job may be associated with wisdom in a much more literal sense.  The Book of Job attempts to deal with a problematic question that confronts suffering humanity: why do bad things happen to good people?  The variety and vehemence of commentators' contemporary responses to this chapter of the Bible is testament to the continued relevance of the Book of Job's wisdom thousands of years after it was written.  Although the commentators examined herein arrive at differing...   [tags: The Book of Job Essays]

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Lord of the Flies Book Review

- Lord of the Flies For the study of the first amendment and censorship we had to read a banned or challenged book. I read Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. Lord Of The Flies was written in the 1950's during the World War Two era. This book is about a bunch of boys aged 6-12 that get stranded on an uninhabited island with no adults. They elect Ralph as leader and Jack and the choir members from his school as the hunters of the group. The little kids, or litluns as they are referred to in the book, believe there is a monster on the island, and as the book progresses some of the big kids believe the monster is real after a few kids mistake a dead man for the monster....   [tags: Book Review Analysis]

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Book Report On A Nation Aborted

- I. Introduction About recovering a lost history and vision, an invitation to re-read Rizal, rethink his project, and revision Philippine nationalism. Traces the trajectory of the Philippine nationalist movement from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its deformation and co-optation by US imperialism in the early years of the 20th century--- through a genealogy of the rise and fall of the symbol of Rizal, the national hero. Reconstructs Rizal's vision of the nation, a moral vision that was appreciated by kindred spirits in the so-called Propaganda Movement as well as the Katipunan, and resonated deeply with the revolutionary spirit of 1896--- the moral vision that constitutes wha...   [tags: Phillippines Book Review History]

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Revealing The Phenomenon Book: The Secret And A New Earth

- Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal figure. Oprah Winfrey has been quite famous as a female entrepreneur and a talk show host in America. From the queen of talk show that touches the heart, she was recently crowned as prophetess of New Age Movement. (www.wfial.org). Her image is being shifted, from the most popular presenters become a controversial figure because of his statements-statements, which are considered attacking the uniqueness of the Christian faith. You will find a lot of praise and criticism on him, specifically from Christian circles....   [tags: oprah winfrey, the secret book, ultimate reality]

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The Book of Kells by R.A. Macavoy

- The Book of Kells by R.A. Macavoy The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript from the eighth century. It is currently located at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The images and icons in this book of gospels are Christian; however, the style of the work is pre-Christian in origin. Since the illustrations show both Irish and Germanic influences, they are referred to as Hiberno-Saxon art. The Book of Kells is called an insular manuscript, because its script is in a style known as “Insular majuscule,” a style that was common at that time in Ireland (Meehan 9)....   [tags: The Book of Kells Christianity Religion Essays]

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Amazing Grace Book Review

- Amazing Grace Book Review My reaction to the book was very shocking. I like the book very much and thought it was very informative. It kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to read on and learn more. It was amazing to learn about how bad living conditions are in some neighborhoods. It was shocking to hear about some things that go on in neighborhoods like the Bronx and how people are treated....   [tags: Amazing Grace Book Report]

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Bradstreet's The Author to Her Book

- In Anne Bradstreet's poem "The Author to Her Book," the controlling metaphor is the image of a baby being born and cared for. This birth imagery expresses the complex attitude of the speaker by demonstrating that the speaker's low regard for her own work and her actions are contradictory. The first effect of the birth imagery is to present the speaker's book as a reflection of what she sees in herself. Unfortunately, the "child" displays blemishes and crippling handicaps, which represent what the speaker sees as deep faults and imperfections in herself....   [tags: Bradstreet Author to Her Book Essays]

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Suffering and The Book of Job

- Suffering and The Book of Job         The concepts of suffering addressed in "The Book of Job" have no relevance to the ideas of suffering expressed in eastern religions such as Buddhism and Jainism. In fact, for Buddhists, the cause of suffering was discovered some 2,500 years ago by a prince from India named Sidhartha Gautama. This man, who was known as the Buddha, taught that suffering was caused by the craving for material things; ergo, cessation from suffering could be attained by detaching oneself from the things of this world (Ianuale)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]

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Book Report on Martin Esslin's an Anatomy of Drama

- Martin Esslin, an established drama director, scholar, and critic, approaches his analysis of drama by drawing on his practical experience as a director of plays. Esslin implicitly assumes that drama is the most elite of the artistic genres when he directly declares the purpose of his book, which is to answer the question "why should those concerned with art resort to drama rather than any other form of communication?" Esslin then immediately poses another question that he seems to take as a prerequisite for the first question: "What is the underlying, basic nature of dramatic form and what is it that drama can express better than any other form of communication?" Esslin's book consists of...   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Book Review of That Eye, The Sky by Tim Winton

- I have chosen to read the book “That Eye, The Sky” by Tim Winton. The front cover isn’t very appealing- it has a picture of a house in the outback, with the night-sky covering it. I have picked this book because one of the school librarians have recommended it to me, and said that it is a very moving book. And that it will expand my vocabulary. The blurb suggests that ‘That Eye, The Sky’ has little bit to do with the supernatural, which I’m a bit wary of. I don’t enjoy reading books that haven’t much to do with things “out of this world”....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Review Of 'The Book Thief'

- Review of: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak It seems sometimes like the market for young adult literature is written down to the readers, almost in a condescending manner. That is why a book like The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is so refreshing in this sea of cookie cutter romances and fantasies. While classified as a young adult novel, it deals with very serious themes. The book’s cover comes printed with this label: “It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.” It is a dark allusion to what is to come....   [tags: The Book Thief Markus Zusak Review]

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Book Review: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis

- In the book Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis, the author relates the stories of six crucial historic events that manage to capture the flavor and fervor of the revolutionary generation and its great leaders. While each chapter or story can be read separately and completely understood, they do relate to a broader common theme. One of Ellis' main purposes in writing the book was to illustrate the early stages and tribulations of the American government and its system through his use of well blended stories....   [tags: Book Review ]

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Poetic Balance in Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess

- Chaucer, the medieval English poet who lived from 1345 to 1400, lived through five major outbreaks of the plague, the Black Death -- from which, the swish of Death's scythe was heard for generations. The first of these outbreaks occurred when Chaucer was young, and between the years 1348 and 1350. The first plague was the hardest hitting, killed about one-third to one-half of those living in London (Ibeji). The third of these outbreaks, in 1369, struck royal blood: King Edward's wife, Philippa of Hainault, and John of Gaunt's wife, Blanche -- who was 28 at the time....   [tags: Chaucer Book of the Duchess]

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The Few By Alex Kershaw Book Report

- The Few by Alex Kershaw In the summer of 1940, World War II had been in progress for nearly a year. Adolf Hitler was victorious and planning an invasion of England to seal Europe’s fate. Everyone in the United States of America knew it. The Germans were too powerful. Hitler's Luftwaffe had too many planes, too many pilots and too many bombs and since Hitler was Europe's problem, the United States claimed to be a neutral country (Neutrality Act of 1939). Seven Americans, however, did not remain neutral and that’s what this book is about....   [tags: Book Report Kershaw ]

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