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Downfall of the Governess in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

- Downfall of the Governess in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James In the governess's insane pseudo-reality and through her chilling behavior, she managed to bring downfall to Flora and Miles, the children of Bly. With compulsively obsessive actions, irrational assumptions, and demented hallucinations, the governess perceived ghosts bearing evil intentions were attempting to corrupt and destroy the children she had taken the role of care for. In reality, the governess herself brought tragedy to the children through her own selfishness and insanity....   [tags: American Literature Henry James Turn Screw Essays]

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Sculptures in James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

- In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, Douglass describes his overseer as “a man of the most inflexible firmness and stone-like coolness” (Andrews 181). He adds that his mistress’s “tender heart became stone” (Andrews 188). When he first tries to free himself from such people, Douglass ends up “all alone, within the walls of a stone prison” (Andrews 208). Throughout these references, the image of stone is repeatedly linked with the stonehearted and dramatic Caucasian oppression of African-Americans....   [tags: James Baldwin Beale Street Could Talk Essays]

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Marilyn Monroe

- Marilyn Monroe Many people said that Marilyn Monroe was a great inspiration in their lives, but through my research, I found out that she was everything but an inspiration. Throughout my report, I will give you many facts about Marilyn’s rough life and what she did to handle them.      Marilyn Monroe, AKA Norma Jean Mortenson/Baker, was born at Los Angeles General Hospital at 9:39 am on June 1st, 1926. The hospital in which she was born is now the County University of Southern California Medical Center....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Marilyn Monroe

- “ I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful” Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1, 1926. Her mother’s name was Gladys Baker Mortensen. Baker being the name of her other two children and Mortensen the name of her last husband who disappeared just months after their marriage in 1924. Although Edward Mortensen was Gladys’ husband at the time of Norma’s birth, he was not her father. No one knows for sure who her father was, but it was believed that it was Gladys’ lover C....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nina Monroe

- Nina Monroe 16 April 2002 Philosophy: Ethics 6. What arguments are offered by Plato and Aristotle that the just life is happier that the unjust one. Do you find these convincing. Why or why not. The Happy Life “So don’t merely give us a theoretical argument that justice is stronger than injustice, but tell us what each itself does, because of its own powers, to someone who possesses it, and that makes injustice bad and justice good”.1 In this quote from Plato’s Republic, Adeimantus challenges Socrates to demonstrate that justice is good in itself, and ultimately, to prove that the just life is the happiest life for a human being....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Monroe Doctrine Editorial

- Monroe Doctrine: For Good or for Bad. The interests of our own Latin America is clearly different from those of that of the United States – but ever since the Monroe Doctrine has been declared, it seemed as if relations between the US and the nations of Latin America stabilized on a friendly note. But we need not feel easy and let our guard down at all, for this issue has had major questionings in the past years already. Is the United States really attempting to protect our nations from any threat of reconquest from outer nations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Subtext of Violence in Henry James' The Wings of theDove: The Sacrificial Crisis

- The Subtext of Violence in Henry James' The Wings of theDove: The Sacrificial Crisis A reading of Henry James' 1902 novel The Wings of theDove is particularly fitting for this issue ofSchuylkill for several reasons. This late novel is rife withrepresentations of multiple, often overlapping subject positionsthat the close reader is forced to reckon with. These subjectpositions include, but are not limited to, James as authorand as a self-referring subject of the novel's "Preface,"who perceives and performs outside of the designation of "author."The reader must also consider James' unreliable narrator as asubject who functions as both detached observer and protagonist,and whose equivocal ren...   [tags: Henry James The Wings Dove Essays]

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Mending the Relationship of Two Brothers in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues

- Mending the Relationship of Two Brothers in James Baldwin's Sonny's Blues According to Liukkonen, James Baldwin is well known for his "novels on sexual and personal identity, and sharp essays on civil-rights struggle in the United States." "Sonny's Blues" is no exception to this. The story takes place in Harlem, New York in the 1950's and tells of the relationship between two brothers. The older brother, who is the narrator and a participant in the novel, remains unnamed throughout the story. The novel is about the struggles, failures and successes of these two African American brothers growing up in the intercity as a minority....   [tags: Sonny's Blues Essays James Baldwin ]

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Ghost Sightings in Monroe, New Jersey

- Ghost Sightings in Monroe, New Jersey The following story was told to me by a nineteen year old man in his dorm room at College on a Saturday afternoon in March. He is from Monroe, New Jersey, and lives with his two parents, his younger brother, his dog Cougar, and his cat affectionately known as Hellspawn. His father works as a contractor, a security guard, and a fire extinguisher inspector, and his mother works at a local garden center. The story was told to him by the main subject, his gym teacher....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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A Woman in a Man's World: The Positive Effects Marilyn Monroe Had On Society

- She was the biggest movie goddess, the prime sex symbol to be alive at her time; Marilyn Monroe was desired by many men, and is still an inspiration to many generations of women. Even after more than fifty years after her death, she still continues to be an unrivaled fashion and movie icon. Even though, Marilyn Monroe is not alive today, she still continues to influence today’s society by defying the typical “model” standard. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California....   [tags: sex symbol, movie goddess, hollywood]

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Stephen's Journey to Maturation in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

- Stephen's Journey to Maturation in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce   In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the author James Joyce uses the development of Stephen from a sensitive child to a rebellious young man to develop the plot of the novel. In this novel, Joyce suggests that through Stephen's experiences with religion, sexuality and education, Stephen not only becomes more mature but these experiences also inspire him to redefine his world and his understanding of his true feelings about art....   [tags: Portrait Artist Young Man James Joyce]

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Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets The spirit of Ireland is embodied in young Stephen Dedalus, the central character of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Like the Dedalus of Greek myth, Stephen must grow wings so that he may fly above the tribulations of his life....   [tags: James Joyce Portrait Artist Young Man Essays]

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From Hate to Love in James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time

- From Hate to Love in James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time      James Baldwin was a man of many insights.  He believed in various ideas with regards to ?the problem of the color line. (103).  Baldwin, like many other thinkers of his time knew that a change was needed in this country, specifically Baldwin believed a shift from hatred to love was needed.   The main change Baldwin discusses in his biographical novel, The Fire Next Time, religion and how it teaches hate for others and love for those who believe.  The importance Baldwin believes is the change from those beliefs taught by religion to a new acceptance of both black and white races....   [tags: Fire Next Time James Baldwin Religion Essays]

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Effects of Religious Education on Theme and Style of James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist as a

- Effects of Religious Education on Theme and Style of James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Although Joyce rejected Catholic beliefs, the influence of his early training and education is pervasive in his work. The parallels between Biblical text and The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man are abundant. As Cranly says to Stephen, "It is a curious thing, do you know, how your mind is supersaturated with the religion in which you say you disbelieve" (232). The novel progresses in a way that seems Biblical in nature; thematically it compares with the creation and fall of man and/or Lucifer....   [tags: James Joyce Portrait Artist Young Man Essays]

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Sexual Harassment And Harassment By Davis Vs. Monroe County Board Of Education 1999

- Davis vs. Monroe County Board Of Education 1999 Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual behavior that is discriminatory and violates a person’s rights in nature (e.g., sexual advances and requests for sexual behavior). The constitution prohibits any form of harassment be it in schools or workplaces. Quid pro quo harassment and hostile environment harassment are the types of sexual harassment that have been established by law those harassments have been established to counter the ever increasing cases of sexual harassment....   [tags: Education, High school, Abuse, Harassment]

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Hardship of a Girl in a Man's Society in Alice Monroe's Short Story, Boys and Girls

- Boys and girls, the struggle of self-definition From Early history, we have seen gender roles being displayed in a society. As villages were created, a more stable environment was formed, making it easier to start a family. Naturally the women became homebound; taking care of their children and preparing food, while the men went out to hunt and participate in other physically demanding jobs. Gradually these roles became more defined but as societies progressed, the role of women did not. “Boys and Girls”, written by Alice Monroe is a short story which displays the hardship of a girl in a man’s society....   [tags: Boys and Girls Alice Munro]

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Daisy Miller by Henry James

- When Winterbourne first meets Daisy, he is willing to accept her for the vivacious young American girl she is. Although Daisy's customs are not what are expected of young girls in European society, Winterbourne is charmed by Daisy and her original ideals. He defends Daisy to the aristocracy, claiming that she is just "uncultivated" and is truly innocent. As the story progresses, Winterbourne finds himself questioning Daisy's true nature in comparison to the standards of European society....   [tags: Henry James Daisy Miller]

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The Epistle of James

- The epistle of James (named after its author, just like other epistles) addresses the Jewish believers that are scattered abroad as seen in James 1:1. Other than the authorship of this epistle, its apostolic credentials, the main reason of dispute in regards to its canonicity is the fact that James addresses works and its relationship with faith. With Paul’s teachings that focused on salvation that rest on grace alone and that which is gained without works, James here tries to give a lot of significance to “works.” Douglas quotes Martin Luther from the reformation, calling the writing, “an epistle of straw” as it speaks against Pauline theology of “Justification of Faith” in his view....   [tags: authorship, bible, jewish, god]

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Who Is James? ``

- “Who is James?” he asked in an accusatory way. “Don’t hate me. He is my boyfriend,” she said guiltily. “What the hell Kayla. You lied to me. I don’t date sluts!” he shouted. Kayla quickly jumps out of bed and starts dressing as she defends herself, “I don’t need your judgment. I have never done this sort of thing before. It wasn’t planned.” “So, you didn’t lie to Nick about being single. And then lie to me before joining me in my hotel room. Sounds like a slut to me. Just get the hell out,” he yelled....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, 2005 singles]

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Norma to Marilyn: The Evolution of a Sex Symbol

- “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” This quote made by Marilyn Monroe describes her impeccably. Marilyn lived a very fast-paced life that was anything, but dull. Still, today she is known as one of the biggest sex symbols of all time, but she had not always been in the spotlight. Marilyn had many struggles in her upbringing, but it made her into the icon she is. Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane Mortensen on June 1, 1926....   [tags: imperfection, monroe, beauty]

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Cold Mountain - the Journey and Rebirth of Ada Monroe

- The Journey and Rebirth of Ada Monroe Ada's life of high-privilege, status, and wealth have secluded her from the importance of nature and the effect it has on human life. In the past, she found comfort in depending on her father to take care of her and secure her future. Her life was carefree and was suppose to be lived according to planned. When her father unexpectedly passed away, Ada was left stranded and burdened with the responsibilities of normal people. Ada was forced to find something or someone else that would give her stability, guidance, and reassurance through her new life's hardships....   [tags: American Literature]

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- Arthur Miller is the playwright behind Death of a Salesman. Arthur was born on the 17th of October 1915 into a wealthy New York City family. When the Great Depression hit, the family lost their money in the stock market and were forced to sell and move to Gravesend, Brooklyn. There, Arthur finished high school, working in odd jobs until he had enough to afford college at the University of Michigan. Arthur got his degree and moved back to New York City where he began his career as a playwright. ("Arthur.”) Arthur’s first Broadway play was a disaster and closed after four showing....   [tags: mary slaterry, marilyn monroe]

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Love Yourself, There’s No One Better

- Marilyn Monroe once said, “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” Self-esteem is a big controversial issue in our country today. Self-esteem is the confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. Carl Rodgers was the first psychologist to study the benefits of self-esteem. The self-esteem movement began around 1969 and there was a big push when the ‘me’ generation began in 1985 (Stephenson, 2004). Parents and teachers began to praise kids instead of punish them and to teach them that there are no losers in life, only winners....   [tags: monroe, self-esteem, confidence]

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The Death Of James By James F. Scott Fitzgerald

- James’s uncle, Patrick, is concerned about his nephew experiencing what seem to be trauma symptoms. James is a 13-year-old Irish German American. Recently he reported to his teacher that his father beat him with a mini bat. He said that he didn’t want to go back home, so he showed the teacher the bruises on his legs. The teacher reported the incident and James and his sisters were removed from their parents’ home. James is now living with his uncle, Patrick, and his sisters are in a foster home....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Family, Psychiatry]

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Duality of Nature in Henry James' Daisy Miller

- Within each of us lies the potential for good and evil--virtue and vice.  Our daily actions reflect the combination of good and bad in a world that is neither black nor white.  In literature, however, characters often depict complete goodness or vice in a world that holds no room for a duality of nature.  Winterbourne possesses a notion that Daisy Miller must be restrictively good or bad, but the concept is not as black and white as he perceives it to be.  A realistic portrayal of Daisy Miller as an infusion of good and bad—virtue and vice—in a world full of gray increases her moral influence upon us, as we too, have inherent dual natures in an imperfect world....   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller]

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Loneliness and Unrequited Love in James Joyce's Dubliners

- Repetitive routines, and mundane details of everyday life characterize the lives of Joyce’s Dubliners and trap them with frustration, restraint, and violence. Routines affect the characters who face difficult predicaments, but it also affects characters who have little open conflict in their lives. The most consistent consequences of following mundane routines are loneliness and unrequited love. The consistency of these Dubliners’ lives through the stories, effectively traps them, preventing them from being receptive to new experiences and happiness....   [tags: Dubliners, James Joyce]

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Blonde Bombshell Goes From Orphan

- Blonde Bombshell Goes from Orphan to Model “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they 're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” Stated by Marilyn Monroe. In the book Marilyn Monroe the biography, by Donald Spoto the author does an amazing job highlighting Monroe’s confident personality even through the struggle of her career....   [tags: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy]

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A Brief Biography of William James

- There are numerous psychologists that have made huge impacts and stand out in the world we live in. Some of these people include Skinner, Maslow, and Freud, people that everyone knows. However, a person who stands out in American psychology is William James. Even though his name is not known to everyone, he had many large contributions in psychology. He wrote two books, contributed to the James-Lange Theory of Emotion, impacted pragmatism, and functionalism. When he was just eight years old, he was better in mathematics than his “genius” father was....   [tags: father of American Psychology]

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The Life Of James At The Church

- Preaching through the book of James at the church I serve in Los Angeles has been very rewarding. While researching for the series and looking at the history of the Jewish Christians at that time, it was clear that this book may be one of the most relevant books relating to the culture of the University Christian Church. The mixing of cultures, the diversity of economic classes, the receptivity to the teaching of the Gospel in Los Angeles is very similar to the early Christian culture. Jewish dispersion in the first century is a crucial piece to the puzzle in understanding the New Testament writings of James....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Judaism]

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The Odd Chapters Of James Mcbride

- This book has a unique structure; not like any other book I read. The odd chapters are the story of James McBride’s mother, how she grew up and the struggles she went through. While the even chapters are the story of James McBride’s story of how he grew up. It took him years to get her story because she had a terrible past and she did not want to remember the painful memories from it. At first I did not like the idea of the structure and thought to myself that it is going to be hard to read and will get very confusing....   [tags: Family, Black people, Black Panther Party]

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The Case Of James `` Ford ``

- In" this" case" of" James" Ford" ," I" there" is" a" huge" chance" of" success" if" he" just"make" some"minor" tweaks" to" his" business" model" by" applying" few" strategies" which" I" think" will" help" him" grow" and" create" a" sustainable" business." " """"""Strategies"to"create"a"successful"company"" 1. According" to" my" perspective," if" James" wants" to" create" a" successful" company" then" he" needs" to" diversify"the"services"he"provides."As"we"know,"James"have"limited"hours"to"give"coaching"to"students" which" doesn’t" help" to" increase" revenue," he" should" come" up" with" some" pre" recorded" topic" wise" lectures"which"will"help"students"to"study"SAT"by"sitting"at"home"irr...   [tags: Investment, Finance, Saving, Start]

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Analysis Of The Book ' James '

- The theme of James is gaining an understanding that the way we communicate is a reflection of our heart. The Book of James is parallel to the Book of Proverbs, full of wisdom and how to tame the tongue (Hawkins, 2006). James 1:19 sets the tone of how we should communicate, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 3: 3-4, “When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal....   [tags: God, New Testament, Suicide, Bible]

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The Color of Water by James McBride

- The Color of Water by James McBride covers a unique epoch in the history of the United States. The memoir was finished in 1996, but depicts a life story that is surreal in the mid-20th century. James McBride’s unique and skilled use of a double narrative adds a new spin to the impact of the two memoirs because both lives seem so abstract to each other but in actuality complement each other. It has a magnificent effect in the narration by keeping us, the readers, interested by taking each step with them....   [tags: racism, social reform, and close mindedness]

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The Power of Araby by James Joyce

- It has been such a joy reading “The Norton Introduction to Literature” by Kelly J. Mays. Of all the stories that I was assigned to read, one story in particular stood out to me because of how the author used words to create a vivid image in my mind. The story I’m talking about is “Araby” by James Joyce. James Joyce does a great job creating vivid images in the readers mind and creates a theme that most of us can relate. In this paper I will be discussing five scholarly peer reviewed journals that also discusses the use of image and theme that James Joyce created in his short story “Araby”....   [tags: Araby Essays]

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James A. Naismith: Creator of Basketball

- Millions of players of basketball which was created by one man by the name of Dr. James A. Naismith. James Naismith was born around the 1860s. James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891. Dr. James A. Naismith was truly influential to the sports world through the creation of basketball, building Kansas University basketball tradition, and changing lives of millions of people through the game of basketball. Before the game of basketball James Naismith was truly influential to the sports world....   [tags: Biography]

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The Tragedy Of James Eagan Holmes

- On July 16, 2015, James Eagan Holmes was publicly sentenced to 12 life sentences plus 3,318 years. He will serve this sentence as a result of the horrendous Aurora movie theatre massacre he committed. The massacre began when an armed 24 year old, James Holmes, entered a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. The massacre began in Theater 9 when Holmes entered wearing ballistic gear, a gas mask, and a helmet and began randomly shooting at the moviegoers. The theatre was showing a midnight show of “The Dark Knight Rises” and ended when James left the theatre and surrendered to the police while his actions left 12 dead and 70 wounded....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Mental disorder]

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James and the Giant Peach

- James and the Giant Peach The 1996 Disney Pictures movie James and the Giant Peach is based on the 1961 novel by Ronald Gahl (PBworks, 2005). The movie’s characters, plot, and themes deal with child development concepts such as social development, emotional development, family, friendship, relationships, and attachment. The movie begins with the family and parenting styles concept of child development by introducing the audience to the main character James and his parents. James lives in a two-parent household with his authoritative parents who are providing him with warmth, love, and encouragement (Levine & Munsch, pp....   [tags: film/psychological analysis]

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The Color Of Water By James Mcbride

- The book I chose to read was “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother” by James McBride. James McBride James McBride was a writer as well as held a degree in music composition. This particular selection was by far his best seller. This is a story about the author and his struggle to accept his biracial identity as well as his mother’s history. James was the eighth child out of twelve. His mother was of Jewish decent and his father was black. He struggled to accept this fact and was downright embarrassed of the fact he had a “white” mother as well as being scared of the fact she was white....   [tags: Family, Black people, White people, Miscegenation]

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The Turn Of The Screw By Henry James

- When facing the truth, often the mind cannot comprehend events that are dear to you and your beliefs. In The Turn of the Screw, Henry James’s critically acclaimed novella, he presents a point of view that provides visuals and insight into the narrator’s mind. The story fundamentally deals with supernatural forces. However, through different interpretations, the reliability of the narrator can be questioned. Her own confessions thought process and concrete that is hidden by Henry James. When the book was published during the Victorian era, little to no emphasis was based on the idea of mental health....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychology, Mental disorder, Mind]

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A Review on the Works of James Baldwin

- Introduction The works of James Baldwin are directly related to the issues of racism, religion and personal conflicts, and sexuality and masculinity during Baldwin's years.James Baldwin's works, both fiction and nonfiction were in some instance a direct reflection his life. Through close interpretation you can combine his work to give a "detailed" look into his actual life. However since most writings made by him are all considered true works of literature we can't consider them to be of autobiographical nature....   [tags: Literature]

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James 's Depression And Anxiety

- I. Client Demographics James* is a 18 year-old, Anglo/Brazilian male. James is currently living in a foster home by himself, James and his stepfather were homeless before being referred to a shelter. James reports he was 17 years old when he was placed in foster care. James reported having good communication with his mother who lives in Brazil. Youth communicates with her via Facebook every day. James biological father is currently incarcerated and his stepfather lives in Texas. James has no contact with his biological father and has some contact with stepfather when he is in town....   [tags: Family, Suicide, Bipolar disorder]

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The Creator of Basketball: James Naismith

- James Naismith is the creator of basketball. Basketball is now a very popular sport. James Naismith accomplished many things in his life. But, the biggest by far is the creation of basketball. James Naismith created basketball while he was a physical education teacher a t the YMCA. He was challenged to make an indoor game for cold Canadian winters in which outdoor games could not be played. While James Naismith was in the process of making his game he observed other sports to take good qualities from those sports....   [tags: YMCA, invention]

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Biography of James Swann Jr.

- The Shotgun stalker is a serial killer who terrorized the Washington, D.C area for two months in 1993. He would do random drive-by shootings using a 12-gauge shotgun. His name is James Swann Jr., was African American he was born in 1964. James was a New Jersey native. He moved to Oxon Hill with his sister a few years prior to the shootings. He worked as a security guard; however, Swann was fired because he insisted on walking backward while patrolling the aisles of a drugstore. In the 1980’s mental illness began to show in James....   [tags: legal issues, shotgun stalker]

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The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

- Point of View as a Narrative Device in “The Beast in the Jungle” In Henry James’ short story, “The Beast in the Jungle”, the third person narrative is used as a literary device and therefore, the narrator does not play a role in the events of the story. Considering the fact that this is a story about a man’s self-absorption, it is interesting that this form of narration was used; typically, in order to completely capture a narrator’s self-interest first-person would be the narrative choice. Instead, James’ choice of the third person narrative is an advantage with respect to the theme of the story: a life that is not fully realized....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis]

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The Color of Water by James McBride

- The novel, The Color of Water follows the author and narrator James McBride, and his mother Ruth’s life. It explores their childhood—when they were both embarrassed by their mothers—through the part of their lives where they began to accept themselves for who they are. Moreover, this memoir is quite distinctive as McBride cleverly parallels his story to his mother, Ruth’s story using dual narration. This technique further helps contribute to the theme of self-identity. Throughout the novel, McBride searches for identity and a sense of belonging that derives from his multiracial family....   [tags: ruth's life, childhood]

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The Color of Water, by James McBride

- The novel, The Color of Water follows the author and narrator James McBride and his mother Ruth’s life, through their childhood—when they were both embarrassed about their mother—through the part of their lives where they began to accept themself for who they are and became proud of it. Moreover, this memoir is quite distinctive as McBride cleverly parallels his story to his mother, Ruth’s story by using dual narration which further helps to contribute to the theme of self-identity. Throughout the novel, McBride searches for identity and a sense of self that derives from his multiracial family and through the use of two different narrations, McBride slowly establishes his identity....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Acceptance]

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James Madison: The Father of The Constitution

- James Madison was born in 1751; he was the oldest of 12 children. He was from a wealthy Virginian family. James was a small child and was not healthy or rambunctious; he spent a lot of time reading. He was married later in life to Dolley Payne Todd and had no children. Madison attended the College of New Jersey which later took the name of Princeton University; he took a liking to history and politics, that opened bigger doors for the soon to be president of the United States. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified; while a member of the Virginia State Legislature, Madison helped create the Virginia State Constitution....   [tags: american history, articles of confederations]

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Witchcraft : The Demonology Of King James

- Witchcraft in early Scotland The Demonology of King James I paired with the influence of the protestant church and their 5th general assembly can be linked to the outpour of what has been labeled as witchcraft in early Scotland. King James I created an uproar in early Scotland with his publication of the Demonology paired with his involvement with the Berwick witch trials. Written in 1597 (Charles, 111-12) and containing primarily delineations of the witchcraft trials King James’ Demonology also gave many other sources which all dealt with that which was considered taboo or ungodly during the given time....   [tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Salem witch trials, Magic]

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The Presidency of James Knox Polks

- He was the 11th president of the United States and was known as “young hickory”, and the first “dark horse”. James Knox Polk accomplished many things in his life. He served in the House of Representative, became governor of Tennessee, and became president of the United States. His achievements impacted the U.S and made it what it is today. For example he annexed Texas, lowered tariffs, established an independent Federal Treasury, went to war with Mexico, and added three states to the union. If James Polk did not become president, then there is a possibility that California, New Mexico and Oregon would not be a part of the United States....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

- Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a metacritical novella that has caused a plethora of debates among critics over decades of time since 1898 due to the multiplicity in perceptions in regards to the connection between the frame and the narrative. These discussions revolved around the pivotal notion of the ghosts and their existence in the home of Bly, which, when established, serves as a basis for the interpretation of the role of the frame and its characters. Although this enthralling tale contains perplexing turns and can be scrutinized from many different perspectives for its boundless critical controversies, the debates have focused mainly on two views: the apparitionists and the non-...   [tags: metacritical novella, apparitionists]

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A Blessing by James Arlington Wright

- James Arlington Wright is widely recognized as one of America's finest contemporary poets. He was born in December 13, 1927 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He was the second of three sons; Ted, James and Jack. His Father, Dudley, was a die-cutter at Hazel-Atlas Glass in Wheeling a neighboring town in Virginia where his mother, Jessie, worked at the White Swan Laundry. Both had to quit school in early teens to work. In 1946 graduated from high school as a Valedictorian and joined the U.S. Army. He trained in engineering school at Fort Lewis, Washington....   [tags: poems, biography]

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Lebron James and Kobe Bryant

- Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the most explosive players in the NBA today. Each player has his own playing style that separates him from the rest of the league. Both players have their own career achievements, endorsements, and personal life stories behind the game. If you ask anybody, the comparison between these two players is great. It is a never ending debate between who is better because both players have something different to bring to the table. Side by side on paper, both players seem dominant and may one day end up in the basketball hall of fame....   [tags: Biography]

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Jesse James' Life of Crime

- Born on September 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri was probably the most famous criminal in all of America Jesse James. Jesse was the highlight when it came to criminology and still is his name comes up and anyone can tell you who he is in America. His life of crime began not at a young age but later on during his campaign in the civil war as a confederate soldier. Jesse and what he then started as his gang would capture unarmed Union Soldiers and put them through cruel torture sessions, but they would usually capture them and kill them without orders of their commanding officers and scalping them like game....   [tags: notorious outlaws in American history]

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James Jarvis: A Changed Man

- In 1930’s and 1940’s South Africa, many people suffered through traumatic events, whether it be a robbery, a loss of livelihood, a beating, or the ultimate tragedy, the loss of a loved one. In his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton makes sure that this is not left out of his true-to-life, albeit fictional, account of life in South Africa. James Jarvis is the recipient of this tragedy in the novel. His son, Arthur Jarvis, is murdered in his home by Absalom Kumalo during a botched robbery attempt....   [tags: fiction, persuasive]

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Social Worker James And Anthony

- To start, during the video you will clearly see that the social worker James and Anthony both individuals are African American male. However, when looking at both individuals from a cultural perspective there are noticeable likely differences between James and Anthony. Watching the video, I could clearly see that social worker James’s facial structure, which indicated he was older than Anthony. Referencing to the video, it stated, that Anthony was 15 years old during this interactive case study, as compared to social worker James who appeared to look older....   [tags: Culture, African American, The Culture, Sociology]

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The Diet Of James Griffith

- James Griffith is a twenty one year old male college student who attends Simpson University in Redding California. He decided to look into his diet for a project that was assigned in a nutrition class that he was taking. The project required him to write down the foods that he consumed over a three day period. By doing so, he was able to see what his diet consisted of over the three days. The three days do not necessarily reflect the complete diet of James Griffith, but give him a model to look at that reflects his eating patterns....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Salt]

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Brief Biography of James Thurber

- James Thurber’s life and journey to prominence was a rocky one. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 8th, 1894. (Cite) Nothing about his family or first few years in the world were spectacular. Him, his mother Mary, father Charles, and two brothers Robert and William were moving along as any normal family would. (Cite) At age 8, James’ life was drastically changed forever. While playing William Tell with his siblings, one of his eyes was punctured by an arrow. He became completely blind in that eye and developed partial blindness in the other....   [tags: Writer, Blind]

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The American Humorist: James Thurber

- The American Humorist James Thurber is considered to be one of the greatest American humorists of the 20th Century. He had a way that interpreted the everyday life of American people. Not only could people connect to his stories, but he included many superior qualities in his writing that sparked people’s interest and kept them wanting more. James Thurber’s work appealed to all ages. Not only could he write, but he also illustrated and drew cartoons, so he had something for people of every age group....   [tags: abuse of language, fantasy]

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William Faulkner And Henry James

- “Much of American Literature is a consideration of our ability to head to the frontier, reinvent ourselves, make a shining city on a hill, be the last best hope for mankind, free ourselves of the shackles of the past, the tragic fate of birth in a particular place ... you get the picture. It is shot through our attitudes to class, politics, the immigrant experience, and much else” (Hardy). Society has always impacted American literature and the way in which a story is accepted and admired or rejected and despised....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, American literature]

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LeBron James and Michael Jordan

- Comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan is like comparing apples and oranges. It just isn’t a fair comparison. There are too many differences. There are too many variables. There are too many fallacies that are involved to make a fair assessment to determine who the greatest basketball player of all time is. Unfortunately the comparison is being made seemingly every day, and the article by Mr. Mathis is full of fallacious material. His extreme uses of exaggeration and card stacking, along with many harsh examples of hasty generalizations, makes a claim that Michael Jordan is and always will be the greatest player to play basketball....   [tags: NBA, basketball, Mathis, comparison]

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Biography of James Naismith

- “The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’” (James Naismith Quotes). In November, 1861, the inventor of “basketball” was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Biography of James Naismith). But it never crossed his mind that he’d be the creator of one of the most popular world-wide sports known to man (James Naismith…:Inventor of Basketball). Dr. James Naismith had the body foundation of a fine athlete. As he matured, he developed characteristics of a modest, down-to-earth man....   [tags: basketball, invention, athlete, sports]

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Biography of LeBron James

- ... Sometimes James would get in to trouble at school ,but not in the way you would think of. When he was in fourth grade, he was in danger of getting kicked out of school because he would rarely show up for school because of the problems of his home life (Smithwick 9). He ended up staying in school and finally went on to high school. In 1998, LeBron James started high school at Saint Vincent- Saint Mary High School in Akron (Smithwick 10). While James was in high school he excelled in two sports, football and his more known sport, basketball....   [tags: nba, talent, the cavaliers]

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Biography of James Cone

- Theologian James Hal Cone was born on August 5, 1938 in Fordyce, Arkansas. James Cone is referred as the father of black liberation theology or as a theologian champion of the poor and speaker of painful truths. He is notorious for his high principles and his insightful work on critical topics as black liberation theology, violence, and religion. James was born to Charles and Lucy Cone and although James was born in Fordyce he was raised in Bearden. He grew up in the “colored” section of Bearden....   [tags: black liberation, black power]

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Discipleship: James and Paul

- We see throughout the letters that Paul wrote to the early churches that there have been issues that have led to disagreements. As time has moved on and the church canonized the bible these disagreements have been formed and fortified through hand picking scripture that best defends ones point of view. Often times regardless of the context of passage. One of the most common arguments stems from the Book of James and the idea that it somehow disagrees with idea of salvation through faith that is expressed through the letters of Paul....   [tags: church leaders, christianity]

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Biography of James Dean

- Almost everyone in the world has heard of James Dean. Some know of him while others have just heard the name. Not many know that he died at the age of 24. James Dean himself told more than one of his friend that he did not expect to live past the age of thirty. He said, "What better way to die. It's fast and clean and you go out in a blaze of glory" (80 Things You Didn't Know About James Dean). Little did they know, he turned out to be right. However, before passing away at the young age of 24, James Dean lived a life in which he was certain people would remember him long after he was gone....   [tags: the immoralist, hollywood, tv shows]

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Belief According to James

- BELIEF ACCORDING TO JAMES According to James, belief is measured by actions of people within the society. Hypothesis and options are used in the description of beliefs. Hypothesis can be named to anything that proposes beliefs. It can be further classified as dead or alive. A live hypothesis is something real and viewed as true for anyone who proposes it. For example, in his submission, belief in Mahdi makes no electric connection with nature of any individual. This according to James is a dead hypothesis because beliefs are imaginary and does not produce light like electricity does....   [tags: belief, society, hypothesis, option]

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James Robert "Radio" Kennedy

- There are many miraculous people on this planet. Some of these people have had miraculous experiences, others have accomplished miraculous success, and some people remind us of how miraculous our lives really are. Every now and then someone comes along who shows us that miracles really are possible. That was what a mentally handicapped African American boy from Anderson, South Carolina was put on this Earth to do. The word “miraculous” pretty much describes James Robert “Radio” Kennedy’s whole life....   [tags: Dissability, Miracle, Love]

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Fly-Boys, by James Bradley

- Fly-Boys written by James Bradley, reveals the truth about nine young American World War II pilots that were shot down over the island of Chichi Jima. Out of the nine pilots one was rescued by a submarine. The other eight were captured by the Japanese, and disappeared. After the war the American government, along with the Japanese, covered up everything that had happened on Chichi Jima. Which had meant that the lives of the eight Fly-Boys were erased. Only the American and Japanese governments knew that the pilots survived the war....   [tags: Review of Fly-Boys]

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Araby by James Joyce

- A movie’s success depends on how protagonists act. The same idea applies to a story; whether a story can attract people’s attention or not all depends on the character. People tell a story with a flat character makes readers easy to lose their attention. The same problem happens to me as well. A flat character is an uncomplicated character who does not have a substantial changes in the story. Compare to the flat character, a more complex character who have a dramatic changes in the story is called round character....   [tags: story, flat character, round character]

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Biography for James Dowling

- American Sacrifices When the declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, it marked the beginning of a country based upon the ideals of freedom and equality. For over two centuries, these core principles have remained completely intact. This would not be possible without the sacrifice of thousands of courageous men throughout America’s history both on the battlefield and at home. One person who perfectly embodies the idea of sacrifice in both military and civilian life is James Dowling....   [tags: military career, world war II]

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Dr. James Dewey Watson

- Dr. James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, zoologist, scientist, and thinker. Dr. James D. Watson was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 6, 1928 to James Dewey Watson and Jean Watson. During his undergraduate years Watson did not study what he is now known for, genetics or biochemistry; it was actually in the field of ornithology. He became interested in finding out the secret of the gene after reading Erwin Schrodinger’s influential book what is life?, he studied and graduated at age nineteen from the University of Chicago, received a degree from Indiana University in Bloomington studying the effect of x-rays on bacteria....   [tags: Biography ]

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King James and Catholocism

- English Catholicism had significantly changed by the time of James’s accession to the throne. Under Henry VIII, England broke away from the Catholic Church in Rome. The King was now the head of the Church of England. By the time Elizabeth came into power a substantial number of the population were still Catholic. Principled dissent to the Elizabethan Settlement came from two directions: Catholic and radical Protestant. Of the two the Roman Catholic menace seemed the more important and the government and the Church spent more time combating it....   [tags: European Religion, Elizabethan Settlement]

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James Bond and Culture

- James Bond films have been around for over fifty years and therefore have evolved with society, but a surprising concept of these films is that they actually affected these societal changes. James Bond began as a character in the spy novels of Ian Fleming, but later flourished on the big screen. In his early films Bond’s methods come off as a little villainous, but they are simply reflecting societal norms of the sixties and seventies. Dintia Smith of the New York Times even said “but just as the audience judges the Bond films, the films judge the audience, providing a kind of map of cultural change over the years.” James Bond movies can be used as examples of weaknesses in society and how s...   [tags: cultural change, dream movie]

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James Marsden

- James Marsden “The All-American Boy” James Marsden attended Oklahoma State University for over a year, when he dropped out to become an actor. James Marsden was born September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated high school from Putnam City North High School in 1991. His father was an eminent Professor of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University. His mother was a Nutritionist, divorced to his father when he was the age of 9. James grew up with four siblings, two brothers, Jeff and Robert, two sisters, Jennifer and Elizabeth....   [tags: Actors]

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James Buchanan

- James Buchanan grew up from being a nine-year-old child sitting on a stool behind the counter of his father’s store as the store’s record keeper in Pennsylvania, to the man sitting in the White House as the 15th President (Donovan 1-112). As the store’s record keeper, Buchanan spent most of his time calculating with one eye closed because he was extremely near sighted in one eye (Donovan 1-112). Buchanan worked hard for his Scotish-Irish parents and while working, he learned about politics from local farmers that came to his father’s store (Donovan 1-112)....   [tags: American History]

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James Joyce

- Joyce was born on February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland, and he was raised in a Roman Catholic dominant family with his mother being a successful pianist and his father being a failure at holding a stable household. However, his father was an impressive singer. Joyce was an intelligent and motivated child, so he was able to teach himself Norwegian and other languages. Therefore, he was able to read and analyze many plays that no other monolingual person could. Some books he read as a child greatly influenced his writing later on....   [tags: Biography ]

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James Oliver Huberty

- On July 18, 1984 one of America’s most horrific and shocking killings took place in San Ysidro, California. A man originally from Ohio committed the fourth-deadliest shooting massacre by a single perpetrator in United States history, killing twenty-one and wounding nineteen others. The “McDonald’s Massacre”, as it came to be called, was a tragic event in a San Ysidro McDonalds. James Oliver Huberty was born on October 11, 1942, in the large city of Canton, Ohio. In year three of his life James had gotten polio, and progressively recovered leaving him with permanent walking difficulties....   [tags: legal issues, shocking killings, san Ysidro]

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King James II

- On May 29, 1660, King Charles II arrived in London amongst a sense of euphoria and great fanfare. The monarch, recently arrived from exile on the European continent, seemed to air a sense that the troubles of the past were behind England, and the nation was poised to enter a new period with a Stuart monarch at its helm. Unfortunately, the newly arrived King produced no legitimate heirs during his reign, and the monarchy fell to his younger brother upon his death. After the death of King Charles II, King James II ascended the throne of England....   [tags: british history, catholics, protestants]

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James Norrington Fanfiction

- James was born in Great Britain to Lawrence and Mariah Norrington. He came from a long line of military men and it was expected for him to follow with the family plan. James was an only child therefore all his parents attention was deflected on him. Lawrence was a task driven and very rigid, conservative man. Mariah was a very strong willed proper woman of society with a sharp tongue. His father raised him as his father before him in a very strict and harsh manner to live up to the family name and his full potential....   [tags: Biographical Essay]

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Sports: LeBron James

- LeBron James happens to be my favorite player and argumentatively the best player in the league. He has accomplished a lot, some would consider he had a path to greatness. As a young man he was considered a protégé. Some of the greats have had a start like his and ended up being in the hall of fame, and some have not lived up to expectation. James grew up in Akron, Ohio where he was born in December 30, 1984. He played high school basketball at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar....   [tags: NBA, all-star game]

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