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20,000 Leagues under the Sea Review - 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Review “An enormous things, a long object, spindle shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale.” This novel has a setting. The story carries its protagonists across the surface of the globe to the South Pole and back, and far down into the depths of the oceans. The Nautilus itself is the true setting of the novel, it is the imaginative device that makes the action of the novel possible. Designed by Captain Nemo, the electrically powered Nautilus is two or three hundred feet long, capable of speeds far greater than surface ships of the day....   [tags: Jules Verne Twenty Thousand 20000 ] 399 words
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Shine and the Sinking of the Titanic - In the poetry “Shine and the Sinking of the Titanic”, Shine is a hero. Shine is considered a hero because he left the sinking ship Titanic and swam to shore in order to save his life from a forthcoming tragedy. In this poem, it is apparent that Shine was an employee of the Titanic crew. Shine was a very intelligent and wise man, he did not heed to what the Captain, his boss was telling him. Shine knew that something was wrong when he told the Captain that there was about “forty feet of water in [the] boiler-room floor”, perhaps that was Shine’s way of letting the Captain know that something was not right....   [tags: Poetry summary] 434 words
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Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum - Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum This AD is about an alcoholic beverage called Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. When you first see this AD you can clearly see that the focus of this ad is to make you want to drink. It jumps out and says “drinking is cool”. It’s saying not directly but indirectly. The focus of it is to make you want to buy this beer because those people are drinking it. They’re having a fun and great time, so the ad can get those people that want to have a fun and great time....   [tags: essays papers] 437 words
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Captain Ahab of Moby Dick - Captain Ahab of Moby Dick Captain Ahab in the novel Moby Dick is quite a character. He is the Captain of the whaling ship the Pequod and is out on a voyage to kill the great white whale named Moby Dick. Throughout his journey on sea, Ahab maintains focus on one thing, and only one thing, killing Moby Dick. It comes to show throughout the story that a close-minded man is blind to his surroundings. On a whaling mission before, Ahab's leg was bitten off by the white whale, and ever since then, Ahab has focused only on the revenge he will get when he kills the whale....   [tags: essays papers] 439 words
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billy Budd By Herman Melville: Captain Vere - "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville: Captain Vere In the novella "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville, Captain Vere is the “ tragic hero”. he is neither good nor evil, but rather a man whose concept of order, discipline, and legality forces him to obey the codes of an authority higher than himself even though he may be in personal disagreement. Captain Vere is sailor that is distinctive even in a time of renowned sailors. He has noble blood in him, but his advancement through the naval ranks to that of captain is due more to his outstanding service and personal merits than through any connections that he may have had....   [tags: essays research papers] 468 words
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The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad The short story "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad centers around a character of a sea captain who is insecure and has great feelings of inadequacy on his fist job as Captain of a ship. In the story the Captain befriends a fugitive by the name of Legatt who is clearly shown to be a figment of the Captains imagination rather than an actual human being. The title of the story alone suggests that the "secret sharer" is an imaginary friend that is secretive and that the Captain can share his thoughts with....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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America’s Antebellum Capitalists: Captains of Industry or Robber Barrons? - More often than not, America’s antebellum capitalists are accused of being the “robber barons” of industrial America. The misconception is that these men took advantage of a naïve and growing economy and reaped its benefits without giving anything in return. True, the majority of America was poor in comparison to the few elites, but the philanthropist efforts and contributions of these men can not be denied. If not for these men and their efforts, there would have been no one to pave the road to America’s industrial domination....   [tags: Post-Civil War America] 496 words
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Psychological Breakdown in Strindberg's The Father - Psychological Breakdown in Strindberg's The Father *Works Cited Not Included In Strindberg's The Father, we witness a string of actions that brings a sane and happy man to the point of utter lunacy in the span of twenty-four hours. While I think the play as a whole is less convincing in terms of its naturalism (perhaps very much due to the way it immediately dates itself), it does very fluidly connect the actions bringing about this psychological breakdown. To begin, the Captain lives in a house surrounded by women, of whom as a race he is rather untrusting....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
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Opening Statement for the Prosecution - Opening Statement for the Prosecution May it please the court, ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My purpose today is to help you anticipate what you will hear over the next few weeks as you listen to the evidence. I simply want to give you an overview of this case. And I thank you for your patience and undivided attention in advance. The defendant, Captain Collingwood, is charged with a very serious offence, murder and the consequences are most severe. Captain Collingwood was left in charge of the vessel, the Zong, which set sailed from the AfricanCoastto Jamaicawith 470 African slaves....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
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Going Insane in Moby Dick - Going Insane in Moby Dick People's dreams can make them insane. One person can be entirely focused on a particular event that the event soon begins to take over their life and influence others. Captain Ahab's intent is finding and killing Moby Dick, the whale that maimed and disfigured him years ago. His obsession with this whale puts many others in danger, such as Ishmael, Starbuck, and himself. Captain Ahab uses his shipmates as bait for Moby Dick himself. The day the ship leaves the dock on a search for whales, the men are trapped in a world gone mad with no escape....   [tags: Papers] 517 words
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Three Skeleton Key - The sea rats came closer and closer by the second. My heart was pounding really hard and I had butterflies in my stomach. I was running out of ideas to get out of the lantern room and looked around helplessly and my eyes grew wide when I saw the one opportunity and hope in our lives. “Ship ahoy?!” cried out Le Gleo and Itchoua when they saw it. There it was; a large shining blue ship carrying loads and loads of cargo and supplies full with smiling sailors whose smiles turned into frowns as they saw our situation....   [tags: sea, rates, ship, alive] 521 words
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Herman Melville's Billy Budd - The Tragedy of Billy Budd - The Tragedy of Justice in Billy Budd Charles Reich's assessment of the conflict in Billy Budd focuses on the distinction between the laws of society and the laws of nature. Human law says that men are "the sum total of their actions, and no more." Reich uses this as a basis for his assertion that Billy is innocent in what he is, not what he does. The point of the novel is therefore not to analyze the good and evil in Billy or Claggart, but to put the reader in the position of Captain Vere, who must interpret the laws of both man and nature....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays] 534 words
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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels - The highest grossing films for nine of the last ten years were movie sequels. Movie sequels have been around as far back as 1916’s “Fall of a Nation” and as recent as this years, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Though some critics have successfully argued against the need and quality of movie sequels, they have outranked some of the best original and standalone films in movie lists; with the top sequel contenders being “The Godfather: Part II”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and 2008’s most anticipated film, “The Dark Knight”....   [tags: capitain america, dark knight] 538 words
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Captains of Industry - In 1796, president George Washigton wrote a farewell address to speak to the nation before he retired. In this, he explained valid reasons to keep America an isolated as well as neutral country. It is clearly prominent that Washington's farewell adress was necessary. This is due to the fact that it gave the nation something to ponder as well as dwell upon. Washington's intent was for his adress was to serve as an itenerary for the future of our nation. This did not succeed. Although it would be reasonable to be used today, we continue to remain allies with some countries, and enemies with others....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Capitain Jack and The Empire Island - Four landing boats were launched, each filled to capacity with eager crew. Captain Jackson stood at the prow of the first boat. The Hands of the Empire each stood at the prow of the others, with Sid accompanying Warren. The Hands of the Empire had given orders that they were to be the first to climb from the landing boats and wade ashore, followed by Captains Jackson and Daniels, and then his crew. One crew member from each landing boat carried the banner of the Empire - oak wood poles bearing the crest of the Empire and the hallowed rune of Di-an....   [tags: short story] 542 words
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Stanhope in Journey's End by RC Sheriff - Stanhope in Journey's End How does Sherriff develop our understanding of Stanhope in Act One. Introduction Stanhope is considered by the men to be ‘the best company commander [they’ve] got.’ However under the pressure of the Great War, Stanhope has changed into a different man, and has turned to drinking alcohol to take away the fear and pain of War. At the beginning of the play, Sherriff chooses not to introduce the audience to Stanhope. Instead, the audience builds their own picture of Stanhope through the differing views of the men in his company....   [tags: Captain Stanhope Journey's End Literature Essays] 546 words
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Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Galactica is a story of betrayal for those who created the cylons. The story is a classic scenario that entails man creating machine and machine turning and destroying man. Battlestar shows heavily a sub text of anger that is distributed by the people through the way of the government. The episode shows great emotion and intensity amongst the lead characters by throwing power into the mix of drama. The characters in Battlestar Galactica show the state in which humanity reacts in the time of great defeat....   [tags: Television Review]
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Poem Analysis: O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman - ... But as the crowd cheering, he remains on deck, bewailing the death of his admirable captain. O Captain. My Captain. is Whitman’s tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The whole poem is an allegory of Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the (American) Civil War. The captain is “fallen cold and dead” refers to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated shortly after the Civil Wars. “The ship” is the United States and “the prize” is the preservation of the Union. One of the figurative languages used in O Captain....   [tags: allegory, abraham lincoln, union]
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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville - Benito Cereno by Herman Melville In many stories, the main characters carry the plot of a story throughout the book. The author often expresses the message that he desires the reader to receive through their thoughts and actions. Yet, the minor characters often have a large affect on the outcome of the book, although it is not quite as obvious to the reader. By altering the thoughts or actions of the main characters, a seemingly minor player in a novel may actually, at closer examination, be an important player in the plot....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Analysis of Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf - In Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf (1992), a young Humphrey Van Weyden is thrown overboard from the ship, the Martinez, in a collision with a ferryboat. After he struggled in the cool San Francisco Bay he is pulled into a seal-hunting ship, the Ghost. On the ship the captain, Wolf Larsen, and Van Weyden become intellectual friends. As the voyage continues Larsen and Van Weyden start to become enemies because of their disagreement in the philosophy of Captain Larsen. The captain and Van Weyden are both well-educated men but differ in strength and desire....   [tags: Shipwreck, Captain, Sailor]
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A Difficult Trial: Jury undecided - We the jury find the defendant, Not Guilty. Today is the last day of the trial. We have heard all of the witnesses and now we know that we must deliberate. I know that some of the “witnesses” are liars. Some make valid points and I know without a doubt in my mind that Captain Preston is an innocent man and that his men were provoked. As I listened to the witnesses, here is what I came to believe: The witnesses for the prosecution have very different stories as do some of the witnesses for the defense....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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Moby Dick - Characters of Captain Ahab and Ishmael - The characters of captain Ahab and Ishmael are almost opposites.  About the only things the two share in common are that they are both seamen and they both are on a hunt for a whale. Ishmael is a pleasing character, who plays the role of the main character as well as narrator.  He is a common man who has a love for the sea, and goes to it to clear his mind whenever he feels down or feels that it is “a damp, drizzly November” in his soul.  As for his physical appearance, he doesn’t really specify.  However, one might assume that he is a middle-aged man and probably holds the characteristics of the “stereotypical seaman”.  But, what the character lacks in physical description, he makes up fo...   [tags: Moby Dick Essays] 593 words
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Whitman’s Use of Extended Metaphor in O Captain! My Captain! - ... “Where on the deck my Captain lies fallen cold and dead” (7-8). This is a comparison a ships captain and President lincoln being killed. On April 14,1865 president Lincoln was watching a show at Ford’s theatre in Washington D.C. with his wife. During the middle of the show John Wilkes Booth snuck up to Lincolns seat and shot him in the back of the head from point blank range. Booth then jumped off of the balcony and onto the stage screaming “The south is avenged.” President lincoln died in a coma nine hours later....   [tags: lincoln, union, civil war]
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Analysis of the Ballad Sir Patrick Spens - ... For instance, when the king quickly acquires a captain to sail on knowingly treacherous seas. He carelessly neglects to meet this best sailor. Furthermore, the king completely ignores the safety concerns of the mission. He selfishly wants the mission done regardless of the consequences. The king is impervious that he is sending his best sailor and the ship's men into an extremely life threatening situation. Moreover, it is a powerful sign of the king’s indifferent wielding of power, sending his subjects off to pointless deaths on fool’s errands....   [tags: power, nature, king, knight, captain] 617 words
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James Cook - Great European Explorer - Did you know one European found five different islands. The islands are New Zealand, New Guinea, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Australia. His name is James Cook. He was a great explorer from Europe. James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Yorkshire, England. James Cook and his father share the same name James Cooks’ mother’s name is Grace Pace prior to marriage. His siblings are John, Christina, Mary, Jane, Mary (2), Margaret, and William. James Cook married Elizabeth Cook they had six children they are James, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, George, and Hugh....   [tags: Biography] 619 words
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Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain! My Captain!” - Divergence into Tradition: Whitman’s Successful Conventionality in “O Captain. My Captain!” President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination served as the tragic closing to the American Civil War. Walt Whitman, who idolized Lincoln because he felt that they shared the common goal of uniting the nation, wrote one of his most famous poems, “O Captain. My Captain!” as a lament, portraying the horror he felt after hearing of the loved president’s death. When compared to almost all of Whitman’s other poems, “O Captain....   [tags: Poem, Metaphor, Civil War] 623 words
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Herman Melville's Billy Budd - Captain Vere was Correct - Captain Vere was Correct in Billy Budd Captain Vere makes the correct decision by executing Billy Budd. If CaptainVere lets Billy live the rest of the crew might get the impression that they will not be held accountable for their crimes. If the crew feels that they can get away with what ever they want then there is a chance that they might form a rebellion and have a mutiny. A mutiny would destroy the stability and good name of the ship and the crew. Captain Vere does not want to see this happen....   [tags: Herman Melville Billy Budd Essays] 633 words
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European Perception: The Honourable Simon Thomas Frase - ... Simon was genuine man who made sure to be on good terms with the Aboriginals, he adapted friendly relationships with all the tribes he came across. Fraser always made sure the Tribes he met were sending positive messages downstream upon his arrival, letting the next tribe know he came with good intentions. For the most part this tactic worked out, however Fraser stumbled on some problems when encountering the Musqueem people, there brutal hostility put a strain on Simon exploring, which lead to the factor Simon was not able to get more then a glimpse of the Strait of Georgia on July 2nd 1808....   [tags: canadians, british columbia, capitain]
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Taking a Look at the Captains of Industry - The results were worth the means because in the end throughout all the negative situations the captains of industry faced they were able to make America better and create what America is today. As the captains of industry started competing against each other, one man came out as the head of America and that was Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie's steel industry, Homestead, allowed for cities to grow with the advancement of steel, "Steel-cable suspension bridges, like the Brooklyn Bridge were built"(24)....   [tags: Andrw Carnegie, Henry Ford] 668 words
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Crash of Glo-Air Flight 73 - Glo-Air Flight 73 On November 28, 2004 at about 10:00 a.m. mountain standard time, a Canadair (now Bombardier) CL-600-2A12 (Challenger 600), tail number N873G, crashed into the ground during takeoff at Montrose Regional Airport (MJT), Montrose, Colorado. The aircraft was registered to Hop-a-Jet, Inc., and operated by Air Castle Corporation doing business as Global Aviation. (Insert Here)The flight was operating under Part 135 Code of Federal Regulations. The captain filed the flight under an IFR Flight plan....   [tags: airplane, fatalities, causation] 671 words
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Free College Essays - A Captain’s Metamorphosis in The Secret Sharer - The Secret Sharer       A Captain’s Metamorphosis         In the short story “The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad, the captain of the ship, the Colorado, changes from an insecure and inexperienced ship captain to a more confident and secure individual, due to his experiences with the Secret Sharer.  At first, the captain is not sure of his place on the ship and does not feel right about being in charge.  Through his relationship with the Secret Sharer, the captain finds identity and becomes a confident person....   [tags: The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad] 675 words
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Differences between Captain Thomas Preston's Account of the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere's Image of the Bloody Massacre - I will be discussing the differences between Captain Thomas Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre (1770) and Paul Revere, Image of The Bloody Massacre (1770). I will explain both men’s story beginning with Captain Thomas Preston vision of the event, then explain Paul Revere version of the event. I will then include my opinion on which account I believe is most accurate and explain why. Captain Thomas Preston’s vision of the Boston massacre was an incident were a British soldier accidently fired his weapon and his men then followed after resulting in the death of five Bostonians including free black sailor Cripus Attucks....   [tags: historical recounts, American history] 683 words
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Hanging of Billy Budd - The Hanging of Billy Budd The hanging of Billy in Melville’s Billy Budd was a questionable and complex decision made by Captain Vere. Captain Vere, or “starry Vere,” chose to coincide with the law rather than spare Billy to make himself happy. The hanging of Billy was necessary for order to remain on the ship and for justice to prevail. Billy Budd, also known as the “handsome sailor,” was on trial for killing the master-at-arms, Claggart. Everyone wished for Billy’s life to be spared, but Captain Vere chose to follow the oath he pledged to the King....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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The Coup de Grace - The Coup de Grace The short film, The Coup de Grace is a realistic war movie that illustrates the casualties of war. This film does not glorifies war, instead it gives a very realistic view of its aftermath. One of the many artistic techniques use in this movie is the illusion of action which is achieved by the quick movement of the camera. For example, the Captain at the beginning of his search is stationary and facing forward for a long time. As he is facing forward, the background is in motion giving a sense of action....   [tags: essays papers] 689 words
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Boston Marathon Bombings and Captain America - On April 19, 2013, an entire city was asked to "shelter in place" while police sought the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Captain America was right there with everyone as they watched and waited. In this case, Captain America was a 14-year-old kid named Reuben who was in town for the Boston Comic-Con, scheduled to take place just a block away from where the bombs had been detonated at the finish line on Boylston Street. The convention was postponed shortly after the "shelter in place" order was given, but he and his father chose to check into their Kenmore Square hotel nonetheless....   [tags: fear, spirit, suspect] 702 words
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Conrad’s Thoughts on Dualism and Personality in The Secret Sharer - “He had turned about meantime; and we, the two strangers in the ship, faced each other in identical attitudes.” (9) The captain, narrator and main character in the story of the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad feels isolated and alone on his new ship and crew. He has a surprise visitor that turns out to be a fugitive, Leggett, from the ship Sephora. Leggett and the captain have an immediate connection from the first meeting on the ship. The captain finds an alliance with Leggett because he feels he shares the same human experiences as Leggett....   [tags: Joeseph Conrad, Dualism, Secret Sharer, ] 707 words
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The Hunt for Red October - The Hunt for Red October During the summer holidays I viewed an engaging video titled 'The hunt for Red October'. The film is based on a novel, written by Tom Clancy, which I am currently reading. Captain Marco Ramius is portrayed by the actor Sir. Sean Connery (who is known for numerous films including. James Bond and The Rock). The CIA writer, Dr. Jack Ryan, is portrayed by the actor Alec Baldwin. As the film begins the story line is suggested to be true, but denied by all officials....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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The Alegorical Nature of O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman to the Journey of Abraham Lincoln - ... our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,” (lines 1-2). This reveals to the reader that an important journey has taken place and resulted in a certain type of victory for the captain and his crew. The capitalization of the word “captain” portrays to the reader the importance of this figure to the speaker. Lines three through four maintain the joyous atmosphere as the excitement of the people at the harbor is illustrated upon the returning of the ship....   [tags: symbolysm, imagery, slaves]
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Selfish Decisions in “Wreck of the Hesperus” - "She struck where the white and fleecy waves Looked soft as carded wool, But the cruel rocks, they gored her side Like the horns of an angry bull. Her rattling shrouds, all sheathed in ice, with the masts went by the board; Like a vessel of glass, She stove and sank, Ho. Ho. the breakers roared!" The ballad "Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow explains how uncivil acts can dramatically change anything. This story describes a prideful man who made a selfish decision to not listen to a sailor's gesticulation and go out to sea during a ineluctable hurricane off Herman's Woe....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 722 words
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Captains of Industry: Did They Really Help America? - Businessmen of the Gilded Age like Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt were captains of industry. Industrialists economically improved the United States by contributing the most money, which was made from the successes of their companies. In addition, they were financially beneficial to communities and set an example of philanthropy and lifestyle for others to follow. Moreover, they resorted to unscrupulous tactics not only for their financial gain, but for America’s financial gain as well....   [tags: money, economy, company, robber] 727 words
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Melvilles Characters/comparison Of Captain Ahab And Billy Budd - Melville’s Characters Melville’s characters are distinct individuals that have some similarities and differences. There are three traits that tie Captain Ahab and Billy Budd together even though they are on different sides in the fight between Good and Evil. They each have communication problems that play a part in their deaths. Neither of them can see an issue from another point of view, nor can they be influenced by others, although for entirely different reasons. Ahab and Billy share a few traits even though they are generally opposite characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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Billy Budd Essays: Three Main Characters - Billy Budd: Three Main Characters Billy Budd, a 19th century novel written by Herman Melville, involves three main characters: Billy Budd, John Claggart and Captain Vere. In the beginning of the novel, Melville portrays each character with distinct personality; Billy Budd is represented as the simple-minded sailor, Claggart is viewed as the villain, and Captain Vere is seen as the honorable superior of the ship. As the novel develops, the earlier images of these characters are contradicted as previously unseen traits of each character are revealed....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays] 746 words
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Exploration of How Males are Presented in Victorian Short Stories - Exploration of How Males are Presented in Victorian Short Stories Charles Dickens was a prominent author who wrote on the historical eighteenth century issues relevant to the Victorian context. He wrote the following short stories and novels, Captain Murderer, Sikes and Nancy and the Great Expectations. In these stories there are three comparable characters that I am going to compare and contrast. These characters are Captain Murderer (from Captain Murderer), Sikes (from Sikes and Nancy) and finally Magwitch (from Great Expectations)....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Literary Analysis: A Laodicean - A Laodicean tells the love story between George Somerset, a young man who is pursuing his architectural studies and Paula Power, a wealthy heiress of a famous railway contractor. Somerset and Paula first meet when the former comes to inspect the castle Paula inherited from her father. Paula allows him every opportunity to examine the aged castle and carry out restorations after a competition in which his design was chosen. Somerset hires Dare, the son of Captain De Stancy to help him with measurements but finds him lazy and fires him....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 748 words
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Free Billy Budd Essays: A Structuralist Reading - A Structuralist Reading of Billy Budd . . . truth is revealed only when formal order is destroyed. - Dryden, p. 209 Not on your life, says Edgar A. Dryden (though not in so many words, of course) to the above in his splendid Melville's Thematics of Form. His argument is essentially to show that while most readers (erroneously) assume that Captain Vere is the story's tragic hero, the fact of the matter is that a "better" reading will reveal him as Melville's target, if you want to know the "truth." I want to emphasize at the outset is that EVERYTHING DRYDEN SAYS IS SUPPORTED BY THE TEXT he is analyzing....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays] 751 words
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A Womans Role - A Womans Role According to Judeo-Christian tradition, divine edict clearly relegates women to a position of subservience beneath men, as expressed in the Genesis creation account. This idea of female servility has dominated Western culture for thousands of years with virtually no significant changes; only in the past several decades has the notion of male dominance lost wide-spread acceptance in America. Prior to this cultural shift, American ideology mandated that women dutifully obey their husbands and confine themselves to managing the home and raising children, thus depriving them of any power beyond the sphere of the home and rendering them dependent on their husbands....   [tags: essays papers] 752 words
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Inspiration High School Football Team in Remember the Titans - ... He has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the movie “The Postman” (1998) and came 3th place in Best Supporting Actor in “The Mothman Prophecies” (2003). Even tough he has not won many awards, he was still a really good choice. I couldn’t imagine anyone playing it better.(IMDB, 2000) Ryan Hurst was playing as the team captain who did not like the idea of being mixed with black players but changed his opinion later in the movie, he has only won a Satellite Award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Sons of Anarchy” (2011) but he stayed in character in a all times and expressed his emotions like we were...   [tags: captain coach, award]
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Captain Murderer - Captain Murderer Captain Murderer was written in the 1800’s by Charles Dickens. In this essay I intend to write about exploring character structure, language, social content and themes. Captain Murderer was described as an evil character by the narrator. His position in society was great he was let into the best of parties. ‘The first diabolical character who intruded himself on my peaceful youth was a certain Captain Murderer’ The word diabolical comes from the Latin word Diablo which means devil....   [tags: English Literature] 773 words
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Comparison of Mustapha Mond from Brave New World and Captain Beatly from Fahrenheit 451 - ... Since Mustapha is a world controller, it makes sense that he personally embodies one of the key instruments of control. They both obtain a lot of knowledge that they don’t want others to get a hold of because it could be a terrible outcome, such as the past history of the world and much book knowledge is to be kept secret from the rest of the world. If there people somehow finds out the history of the world, the people will riot against Mustapha Mond and Captain Beatty. But I don’t think they will ever get to that point....   [tags: power, strength, brainwash, persuade] 774 words
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Captain Everett P. Pope - Captain Everett P. Pope was born on 16 July 1919 in Milton, Massachusetts and joined the Marine Corps while living in that state. He currently resides in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He is a living recipient of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor for his valiant leadership against devastating odds during the actions against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau Group from 19 to 20 September, 1944. Captain Pope was the Commanding Officer of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (1/1), 1st Marine Division during the battle of Peleliu....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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Was The Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? - On March 5, 1770, an event occurred in Boston, which consisted of British troops shooting upon colonists. People refer to this as a massacre, but they only look at one side of the story. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was not really a massacre, but a mutual riot (Boston Massacre History Society). British soldiers went to America to keep the people of Boston in order. However, the soldier's presence there was not welcomed by the Bostonians and this made things worse (Boston Massacre History Society)....   [tags: mutual riot, history]
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