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Naval History Authors: Captain Jack Aubrey and his companion Dr. Stephen Maturin by Patrick O’Brian

- Section one – Author overview and comparison Of the many authors writing naval history, there are some that take their talents to create worlds of there own that can, at times, parallel our own. The writers of historical fiction can create some incredibly entertaining works. For the purposes of this paper three authors will be focused on. These three are Patrick O’Brian, C.S. Forester and Dudley Pope. These authors are some of the most renown for their many publications. Each of them has created at least one series of novels on the premise of historical naval fiction....   [tags: dudley pope, african queen]

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Victoria London as an Essential Element of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- Victoria London as an Essential Element of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson in 'Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde' makes London in the Victorian era an essential element of the story, Text Box: Text Box: because London at the end of the 19th century was the centre of a massive empire. It was the epitome of what other towns and cities should be like. The gentlemen of London were the 'perfect' example of how everyone should behave. A respectable gentleman was thought to be a rational man, a good Christian, a responsible person....   [tags: Papers]

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Interplay Between Dickens's Great Expectations and Carey’s Jack Maggs

- Interplay Between Dickens's Great Expectations and Carey’s Jack Maggs Carey’s Jack Maggs is an example of the post-colonial concept of ‘writing back’. That is, the novel although written over a century apart from Dicken’s Great Expectations, is in fact indirectly interacting with this original text. The principal protagonist of Carey’s novel the eponymous Jack Maggs is undoubtedly indebted to the original Magwitch of the Dicken’s novel. Although Carey does not call Maggs, Magwitch, the shared sound of the name immediately prepares us for other similarites....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Investigating Why the Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Investigating Why the Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper I believe the most important reason why Jack the Ripper was so hard to catch was because of the lack of evidence. In those days they did not have as advanced technology as we have today for instance, we have forensics where we can tell from a strand of hair who that hair belongs to. In those days they were only just learning the significance of footprints to catching a villain. Another part to this is that Jack the Ripper was so random towards who he killed the police could not find a link between the murders except that they were all prostitutes, which did not really help, although prostitute murde...   [tags: Papers]

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Reasons Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Reasons Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper Catching a serial killer today is no easy job, but more than 100 years ago it was an even more difficult job. The police then had to face no forensics, little structure within the forces, people unwilling to help, and yet they were still expected to find the ripper. In 1888 there were no forensics, no DNA tests and no fingerprinting. The area in which the murders occurred was an especially abysmal place where people often walked round covered in blood due to the slaughter houses....   [tags: Papers]

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Media and Crime

- Literature Review There has always been a longstanding relationship between the media and crime. The newspapers have a duty to report it and the stories can make for excellent TV and film, however the line between reporting facts and creating a story can often be blurred. The celebrity killer is now a recognised figure within society with D. Schmid (2004:3) describing how “The celebrity culture around serial killers has developed so far that one can now purchase the nail clippings and hair of some killers, as if they were religious icons.” But is the media to blame for glamorising crime or is crime just automatically exciting and captivating....   [tags: Jack The Ripper, Serial Killers, Horrific Crimes]

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‘Who am I when I am transported?’ Postcolonialism and Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs

- ‘Who am I when I am transported?’ Postcolonialism and Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs In Decolonising Fictions, theorists Diana Brydon and Helen Tiffin claim that postcolonial writers create texts that ‘write back’ against imperial fictions and question the values once taken for granted by the once dominant Anglocentric discourse of the imperial epicentre. In Jack Maggs the process of ‘writing back’ is well illustrated. As in Jean Rhy’s Wide Sargasso Sea , the colonial ‘other’ character from a canonised Victorian novel becomes the principal figure in a modern 'decolonising' text, and the peripheral reaches of empire become of central importance....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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George Hutchinson : An Inmate Of Elgin Asylum

- away, and they told a policeman what had happened. Police-constable 332 X arrested the prisoner in the Chippenham public-house, and when told the charge he said it was only a stupid joke. The man was in drink but knew what he was about. He had actually been into a shop and sharpened the knife on the counter. - Mr. de Rutzen said this sort of thing must be stopped. He remanded Humphrey for a week, and refused bail. GEORGE HUTCHINSON (AMERICAN) In 1881 American George Hutchinson (not to be confused with the witness, George Hutchinson), was an inmate of Elgin Asylum....   [tags: Jack the Ripper, Murder, Spitalfields, Joliet]

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East London And West London

- Lets put ourselves into the shoes of a London resident, shall we. Walking down the road, a fellow civilian begins a conversation with us, soon inquiring on the area which we reside. Simple question, correct. Wrong. Throughout London there has remained a divide between East and West London since the Victorian Era. West side London remains blessed with the reputation of maintaining a family-friendly, uppity, and wealthy neighborhood; while the East side has remained notorious for it’s more difficult and not-so-friendly areas filled with crime....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, London, Upper East Side]

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My Trip to London and the OXO Tower

- I was recently reminiscing whilst I had a few minutes for my mind to wander around dreaming up thoughts and memories. I came across a mementos day I recalled from not so long ago. Just as I was to finish my thought, the telephone rang like a baby shrieking in its cradle. As my sisters voice came blaring through the receiver, she was clearly in no mood for recalling past fun. Her questions came all at once about washing powder. Something clearly a student studying medicine couldn’t make sense of....   [tags: London, travel,]

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Class and Politics in Renaissance London

- When Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker wrote their Roaring Girl in 1611, they based it loosely on Mary Frith, who was frequenting taverns and playhouses in men’s clothing in London and had to appear in front of the court. Moll is the name of half the prostitutes in London and in their play; we meet Moll Cutpurse, the Roaring Girl. Dekker and Middleton use the unusual girl to criticize the London society. Moll goes between classes to evaluate the people in London as is shown when she talks to Sir Thomas and Lord Noland, stating When next, my lord, you spy any of one of those, So he be in his art a scholar, question him, Tempt him with gold to open the large book Of his close villainies; and...   [tags: roaring girl, london, thomas dekker]

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Jack’s Transformation in Jack and the Beanstalk

- Jack and the Beanstalk – Jack’s Transformation      "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an example of a Buildungsroman. As the tale progresses, Jack evolves from an immature person into a mature, self-assertive person. While minor differences exist in various versions of the tale, such as those between Joseph Jacobs' and Horace Elisha Scudder's versions, the tale can always be read as Jack's quest for maturity. Some critics, however, analyze the tale as one in which Jack remains spoiled and immature....   [tags: Jack and the Beanstalk Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of London By William Blake

- New Criticism is a theory of literary criticism where the only way to interpret the text is to “closely read” and only focus on the text itself. New Criticism is a good type of literary criticism to use for the poem, London. William Blake in his poem “London” uses repetition, rhyming and imagery to portray the horrors that the speaker describes about the city of London, England. William Blake uses repetition throughout the poem in multiple circumstances. The first time he uses repetition is in the first and second lines of the first stanza....   [tags: River Thames, England, Poetry, London]

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Personal Experience: My Passion and Enjoyment for The Arhitecture of London

- 1. INTRODUCTION 'My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can affect the quality of life of the people.' – Richard Rogers Since the beginning of mankind, architecture was present in human’s life. Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, and worship) and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As the cultures developed, human’s knowledge developed and they considered architecture as a craft, which was later found to be a highly respectable version of craft....   [tags: architectural work, tower of london, chapels]

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No Sugar by Jack Davis: Exposes the Mistreatment of Australian Aborigines During the 1930's

- Today, in the 20th Century, it is a commonly known fact in Australia, and throughout the rest of the world, that Aborigines were mistreated from since western culture first settled, and for many years after that. It is the main purpose of stage dramas to bring issues, such as the one mentioned above, and ideas about these issues to life through dramatic performances and the use of a number of various techniques. No Sugar, a revisionist text written by Jack Davis in 1985, is one of these stage dramas....   [tags: Revisionist Text Jack Davis ]

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Can Normal People be a Brave as Shane in "Shane" by Jack Schaefer?

- The novel Shane written by Jack Schaefer is a story of a mysterious stranger that walked into the Wyoming valley in late 1800’s. He was introduced into the life of Joe Starrett, an honest, hardworking Wyoming farmer. The stranger rarely speaks about himself except that his name is Shane. Even though Joe knows little about Shane, he invites Shane to stay at his place for a while. While Shane is staying with the Starrett family, he discovers Fletcher, a wealthy and greedy man, and understands he is trying to take hold of Joe’s and other homesteader’s land....   [tags: Shane, Jack Schaefer, bravery,]

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Jack Is Not Or Not?

- Jack is just a month shy of being six years old, unfortunately, he’s already becoming extremely insecure about his body. His mother, Heather, describes how her young son began weighing himself multiple times a day; before and after meals, and with and without his clothes. What she originally thought was just an interest in numbers and math, she soon realized was her son’s obsession with getting bigger. Heather explains how each time Jack weighed himself, if he didn’t put on any weight, or worse, lost even a fraction of a pound, he would become extremely anxious and discernibly upset....   [tags: Body shape, Nutrition, Obesity, Body image]

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On The Road By Jack Kerouac

- On The Road By Jack Kerouac Of the attitudes revealed and formed by the American people of the post-World War II age, the most outstanding and significant one that stands out in On the Road is that which is carefree and action orientated. This train of thought is contrary to that of those Americans from before, who, unlike Sal, Dean, and so many others, believed in living a life consisting of conservatism and stability. Many things took place towards the end of World War II, such as the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a growing distrust of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Jack Kerouac Road]

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Jack Kerouac's On The Road

- Jack Kerouac's On The Road Jack Kerouac is considered a legend in history as one of America's best and foremost Beat Generation authors. The term "Beat" or "Beatnic" refers to the spontaneous and wandering way of life for some people during the period of postwar America, that seemed to be induced by jazz and drug-induced visions. "On the Road" was one such experience of Beatnic lifestyle through the eyes and heart of Jack Kerouac. It was a time when America was rebuilding after WW I. Describing the complexity and prosperity of the postwar society was not Karouac's original intent....   [tags: Jack Kerouac On Road Essays]

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Ritualistic Elements of the Frank Auerbach London Building Sites Exhibition

- In this essay i will be discussing my experience of the Frank Auerbach London building sites exhibition at somerset house in reference to carol duncans essay the art museum as a ritual, focusing on the idea that the experience of the art museum even though seemingly secular and so adjunct from religion, has ritualistic elements that are comparable to those of much older ceremonial practices and buildings. I begin by addressing this initial assessment based on the facade of the museum, and its surroundings which are key to this sense of escapism from the mundanity of the everyday world, and entry into a realm of enlightenment i.e....   [tags: Frank Auerbach, London, architecture, ]

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The Songs of Experience - Explication of London

- The Songs of Experience - Explication of London William Blake published, in 1794, a collection of poems entitled The Songs of Experience. This collection works in collaboration with an earlier collection of the author's poems called The Songs of Innocence. The works of 1794 bring to the reader a more realistic or even pessimistic view of the author's native England, in comparison to the poems in The Songs of Innocence. One of the works in the more realistic collection is simply titled "London." In this work Blake gives a concise critique of the city that shares its name with the title as the speaker moves among the suffering people of that city....   [tags: Blake's London Essays]

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William Blake, the Jonah of London

- William Blake, the Jonah of London missing works cited Through the streets and alleyways of Nineveh the prophet Jonah trudged. At every marketplace and city gate he joyously roared his tidings of evil, “forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned!” Two and a half millennia after the great fish vomited Jonah back onto dry land, William Blake faithfully follows that path of bilge and seaweed, bile and gall, into the fraternity of prophets and oracles. Just as Jonah was reluctant to prophesy to the Ninevites for fear that his enemies would hear and repent, Blake has a vested interest in perpetuating the blindness of his readers....   [tags: Blake Jonah London]

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The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

- The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Ask someone who was one of the first people to break the color barrier in sports and you're almost guaranteed that the answer is Jackie Robinson. Yet almost 40 years earlier there was a black boxer by the name of Jack Johnson, also known as John Arthur Johnson....   [tags: Jack Johnson Sports African American]

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Jack Kerouac's On the Road

- Jack Kerouac's On the Road Works Cited Not Included      Jack Kerouac is the first to explore the world of the wandering hoboes in his novel, On the Road. He created a world that shows the lives and motivations of this culture he himself named the 'Beats.' Kerouac saw the beats as people who rebel against everything accepted to gain freedom and expression. Although he has been highly criticized for his lack of writing skills, he made a novel that is both realistic and enjoyable to read. He has a complete disregard for developed of plot or characters, yet his descriptions are incredible....   [tags: Jack Kerouac Road Essays Beats]

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The Theme of the Suffering Innocent in Blake's London

- The Theme of the Suffering Innocent in Blake's London     The poem "London" by William Blake paints a frightening, dark picture of the eighteenth century London, a picture of war, poverty and pain. Written in the historical context of the English crusade against France in 1793, William Blake cries out with vivid analogies and images against the repressive and hypocritical English society. He accuses the government, the clergy and the crown of failing their mandate to serve people. Blake confronts the reader in an apocalyptic picture with the devastating consequences of diseasing the creative capabilities of a society....   [tags: Blake's London Essays Poetry]

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Fight Club by Jack Palahniuk

- Fight Club by Jack Palahniuk “You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. What happens first is you can’t sleep. What happens then is there’s a gun in your mouth. And what happens next is you meet Tyler Durden. Let me tell you about Tyler. He had a plan. In Tyler we trusted. Tyler says the things you own, end up owning you. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything....   [tags: Movie Film Fight Club Jack Palahniuk Essays]

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Appreciation for London by William Blake

- Appreciation for London by William Blake The first stanza of the poem London opens with the image of Blake as he wanders “thro' each charter'd street”. Blake selected the word “charter'd” to convey various images in the readers mind. The immediate image the audience will visualize is that the streets of London were mapped out. However, on further examination the reader can determine that Blake had another meaning for the word. The word charter is also a document bestowing certain rights on a town or city....   [tags: London William Blake Poems Poetry Essays]

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Analysis of The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner

- Analysis of The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild is a complex argument that discusses many issues and ultimately defends the wild in all of its forms. He opens the novel with a narrative story about a time when he explored the Maze in Utah and stumbled across ancient pictographs. Turner tells this story to describe what a truly wild and unmediated experience is. The ideas of the aura, magic, and wildness that places contain is introduced in this story. Turner had a spiritual connection with the pictographs because of the power, beauty, and awe that they created within him upon their first mysterious contact....   [tags: The Abstract Wild Jack Turner Essays]

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Analysis of William Blake's Poem London

- Analysis of William Blake's Poem London London by William Blake is a poem characterised by its dark and overbearing tone. It is a glimpse at a period of England's history (particularly London) during war and poverty, experienced by the narrator as he walks through the streets. Using personification it draws a great human aspect to its representation of thoughts and beliefs of the narrator. The author uses a rhyme scheme that mirrors the pace of walking. The pace is moderate using an octameter meter, and each stressed syllable is like each footfall of the narrator....   [tags: William Blake London Poetry Essays]

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Oppression and Spiritual Deterioration in William Blake's Poem London

- Oppression and Spiritual Deterioration in William Blake's Poem London London I wander thro' each charter'd street, 1 Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, 2 And mark in every face I meet, 3 Marks of weakness, marks of woe. 4 In every cry of every Man, 5 In every Infant's cry of fear, 6 In every voice, in every ban, 7 The mind-forg'd manacles I hear: 8 How the Chimney-sweeper's cry 9 Every blackning Church appalls, 10 And the hapless Soldier's sigh, 11 Runs the blood down Palace walls....   [tags: Blake's London Essays]

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George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London

- George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London Days without food, nights without shelter and clothes without buttons are reality for homeless people around the world. Many are incapable of escaping their poverty and can not seem to find a way out of their bleak oppression. The few that do escape often help each other find a way to make their lives better and do not forget how to maintain friendships. George Orwell’s novel, Down and Out in Paris and London, displays the ability of those in poverty to escape their horrific lot in life through friendships and connections....   [tags: Down and Out in Paris and London]

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Self-Made Misery in Blake’s London

- Self-Made Misery in Blake’s London     The poet William Blake paints a picture of the dirty, miserable streets of London in his poem, "London". He describes the wretched people at the bottom of the society, the chimney-sweeps, soldiers, and harlots. These people cry out from their pain and the injustices done to them. The entire poem centers around the wails of these people and what they have become due to wrongs done to them by the rest of society, primarily institutions such as the church and government....   [tags: Blake's London Essays]

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The Effects of Industrialization in William Blake's London

- The Effects of Industrialization in William Blake's London 'London' by William Blake is one example of Blake's disapproval of changes that occurred in his lifetime. In his poem "London," from his work Songs of Experience, Blake describes the woes of the Industrial Revolution and the breaking of the common man's ties to the land, which he has brought upon himself. He describes the Thames River and the city streets as "chartered," or controlled by commercial interests; he refers to "mind-forged manacles"; he relates that every man's face contains "Marks of weakness, marks of woe"; and he discusses the "every cry of every Man" and "every Infant's cry of fear." He connects marriage and death...   [tags: Blake London Essays Poetry Poet Poem ]

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A Symbolic Analysis of William Blake's London

- A Symbolic Analysis of William Blake's London .........In his reflection "London," William Blake laments the poverty faced by the lower class of modern, industrialized London, and he can find no note of consolation or hope for their future. The poet uses this theme to dramatically depict the conditions in which the oppressed lower class is forced to live; he develops the theme through the use of sounds, symbolism, and an ironic twist of words in the last line that expresses Blake's ultimate belief in the hopelessness of the situation....   [tags: Literature William Blake London Poem Essay]

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On the Road: Jack Kerouac's Rejection of the Middle Class American Dream

- Jack Kerouac was one of a group of young men who, immediately after the Second World War, protested against what they saw as the blandness, conformity and lack of cultural purpose of middle-class life in America. The priorities of people of their age, in the mainstream of society, were to get married, to move the suburbs, to have children and to accumulate wealth and possessions. Jack Kerouac and his friends consciously rejected this pursuit of stability and instead looked elsewhere for personal fulfillment....   [tags: Jack Kerouac On The Road]

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William Blake's "London"

- William Blake's "London" Works Cited Not Included William Blake's "London" is a representative of English society as a whole, and the human condition in general that outlines the socio-economic problems of the time and the major communal evils. It condemns authoritative institutions including the military, royalty, new industries, and the Church. Blake's tone creates a feeling of informative bitterness, and is both angry and despondent at the suffering and increasing corruption of London's society....   [tags: William Blake London Poem Poetry Essays]

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London Police Service At London

- London Police The London Police Service is the main police service located in London, Ontario. The station is located on Dundas Street near Adelaide, a central location in London. It is currently run by Chief Bradley S. Duncan who has an Order of Merit. It is a medal awarded for demonstrating exemplary services in the police community, for society, and for Canada. Below Chief Bradley S. Duncan are two Deputy Chiefs. The Deputy Chief of Operations is Deputy Chief John Pare. The Deputy Chief of Administration is Deputy Chief Brent Shea....   [tags: Police, Crime, Gang, Domestic violence]

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Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and London by William Blake

- Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and London by William Blake Upon Westminster Bridge was written by William Wordsworth on September 3rd 1802. William Blake wrote London between 1757 and 1827. Both poems are about London, but they have very different views of the city. Wordsworth sees the good about the city and doesn't pick up any negatives. Blake however expresses a negative feeling and shows how it is felt by all. Wordsworth was the son of a lawyer called John Wordsworth. His father was the personal attorney of the Earl of Lonsdale, the most powerful and hated man in the area....   [tags: Westminster Wordsworth London Blake Essays]

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Bombing London, the London Blitz

- The destruction of British cities during the German Luftwaffe attacks was the source of a major British national experience during World War II. Bombing was used in World War II against nonhuman military targets, against enemy troops, and against civilian populations (Dukievel and Spielvogel 758). The internet has proven to be a powerful resource in the retrieval of many websites and personal anecdotes of the Blitz. The internet has provided access to many historical resources to students of different educational and economic backgrounds....   [tags: German Luftwaffe, Blitzkrieg]

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London Vs. London By William Blake

- “London vs. London” In “London” by William Blake, we can see how the mood of the poem is very dark and critical to the city of London. In “London” by William Wordsworth, the poem is portrayed the same way, showing how the city of London is on its lowest points in history. Both poems have a lot of similarities’; they are both about how in this point in history, London is on its lowest, the both authors are explaining how they don’t see London going nowhere and just staying the way it is. Both poets attack London in the topics of religion, army, people/home, and literature....   [tags: Poetry, England, John Milton, Meter]

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Jack and the Beanstalk

- Jack and the Beanstalk is an original 1807 fantasy story. This story was first mentioned in a British folktale written by Benjamin Tabart called “Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean”. This story was the start of the “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Although this was not a huge hit. Jack and the beanstalks biggest sell was in 1890 written by Joseph Jacobs. This story was about a young boy who's family was extremely poor. One morning his mom told him to take there cow to the market to get some money for food....   [tags: fantasy stories, English folktale]

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The Tower of London

- The Tower of London arose as a result of the fight concerning who would succeed King Edward the Confessor as the next King of England. King Edward had initially promised William I, the Duke of Normandy, that he would have the throne upon King Edward's death. However, upon his deathbed, he was persuaded to relinquish the throne to his brother-in-law Harold, Earl of Wessex, who was English. This enraged Duke William, who led his army into England from France to obtain what he considered was his rightful throne....   [tags: Crown Jewels, English History]

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The Streets Of London

- The streets of London consist of various personalities and characters. Whether it is a mass of bustling high-end shops on Oxford Street, eclectic collection of music, art and food in Camden or simply hidden pathways consisting of independent coffee shops, book stores and boutiques in Soho, London is composed of multiple characters. Midnight In London was created to reflect these dynamic personalities, while demonstrating it doesn’t take much just a simple walk or turn of the corner to experience these atmospheres....   [tags: Time, Space, Spacetime, Universe]

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A Trip to London

- ... These war rooms did not become operational until August 27, 1939, also they were not bomb proof until December of 1940. This came after the intense bombing of London by the German army. The underground bunker is amazing in size, accounting for nearly 30,000 square feet. These war rooms were closed on August 16, 1945. When is was closed many of the employees simply cleaned out the desk and left and never returned. Because of this, the furnishings of the bunker remained together and never touched since that day....   [tags: personal experience, cruiser]

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Multiculturalism in London

- At this point London is the leading city when is comes to immigration, London receives even more immigrants than cosmopolitan metropolis cities as New York and Los Angeles. The article “London’s Comings and Goings” describes some of the advantages and disadvantages about the massive immigration that has happened these years. The immigration makes a total of two thirds of the immigration in Great Britain, and is the reason why London’s economic increases faster than other cities in Great Britain....   [tags: Overpopulation, Immigrants]

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Jack and Technology

- Don Delillo’s White Noise explores one mans emotional struggles, and his love/hate relationship with technology in twentieth-century America. The novel takes place in Blacksmith, a small college town with a college known as the College-on-the-hill. Jack Gladney, the narrator and main character, is known to be “a big, aging, harmless, indistinct sort of guy”(83) He is an accomplished family man, a professor at the College-on-the-hill, a husband wanting to please his wife, someone who struggles with the fear of dying....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Analysis]

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The London Eye

- Forty-five minutes ago my cover was blown. I’ve been hiding out in London as a banker; there have been numerous reporting’s of some not so friendly characters snooping around the London Eye. Every day at 1p.m. they would walk into the South Street Band and then leave. Five minutes later they would walk in again, then leave. So my boss hooked be up with a job as a teller to report back my findings, but lately things around here got overly intense. Well if I am going to tell you this right I should start at the beginning....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Greater London Authority Is Made Up Of The Mayor Of London

- The Greater London Authority is made up of the mayor of London and 25 elected members of the London Assembly initiated in 2000. The Mayors responsibilities include creating plans and policies for public services including Transport, Environmental issues and various other factors to improve the quality of life in the capital and promote economic and social development. The GLA does not directly provide any services however there are four groups, Transport for London, Mayor’s office for policing and crime, The London Fire and Emergency Planning authority and The London Legacy Development Corporation who work on behalf of the Mayor and Assembly to oversee and carry out works....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management]

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William Blake 's London And The City Of London

- William Blake lived and wrote in the city of London; Blake’s writings often criticize the political and social environment of his time. “London” is one of Blake’s most political powerful criticisms. Most of his writings analyze different sides of a subject, and this dichotomy of opposing sides is apparent in his collection Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. The ominous and grim poem, “London,” is a part of Blake’s experience collection. In “London,” William Blake’s use of symbolism and imagery creates a grotesque and disturbing portrait of London and conveys his theme of a corrupt and oppressive society....   [tags: William Blake]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Jack '

- In the beginning of the movie, Jack has rationalization because he is projecting the lack of self-respect onto his callers. For example, a caller is talking about how her husband keeps finishing her sentences and does not listen to her. Jack begins to finish her sentences and then states someone should hit her on the head when she mentions that Jack hit the nail on the head. This shows Jack inability to show empathy and avoidance of his own feelings. Jack also shows displacement several times in the movie....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Psychology]

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The History of Five Churches in London

- ... The curch of St. Olave Hart Street was built in 1270 and already restored in the 15th century with funds from Robert and Richard Cely. During and the first century after the Reformation in England, which took place between 1517 and 1648, not a lot of new churches were built but the existing ones were changed, mostly on the inside because the liturgical requirements changed. The medieval church St. Nicholas Cole Abbey which was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 was one of the frist to be rebuilt by Christopher Wren ....   [tags: destroyed, damaged, background]

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The Pros and Cons of Migration in London

- Introduction This essay seeks to investigate the negative and positive effects of migration in London. As the London Migration Observatory claim London has the largest number of migrants among all regions of the United Kingdom (UK). About 37% of the UK’s foreign-born population was in London (LMO, Dr.Rienzo and Dr.Vargas-Silva). Furthermore, According to the Benton-Smith statistic, London is the 5th International city in the world after New York, Toronto, Dubai and Los Angeles.That is why author choose this city....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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The Mysteries and Secrets of The Tower of London

- The Tower of London may seem like an old fortress that was built to house people of the highest royalty, but the Tower also housed some unusual guests as well. Within the 900-year-old walls, dark and chilling secrets lurk around every corner. The Tower of London has been around for many centuries, standing tall after gruesome World Wars that lead to destruction of parts of the Tower, but even after devastation, the Tower was able to keep traditions running smoothly, even to this day. Mysteries have occurred within the Tower dealing with the two possible murders of two little boys, killed because of a greedy family member and the theft of a very valuable and important piece of history, that i...   [tags: royalty, thames river]

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Camping: The Rescue of Jack and Taylor

- ... They set up camp and tried to stay warm with blankets and a fire. The next morning, they woke up to a sheet of snow covering their tent. They tried to get out to experience the snow, but all they could see was white. Everywhere they looked, it was all white. It just kept snowing, snowing, snowing…. “How long do you think this will last?” Taylor desperately asked her husband. “Um, I am sure it won’t last that long.” Jack said, not even believing his own words. They huddled back inside the tent, trying to keep warm any way they could....   [tags: surprise, camping, hiking, snow]

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The Most Appealing Attractions in London

- Ding. Dong. Ding. The distinctive imperfect tone you hear hourly, in London, coming from an impressive clock tower known as Big Ben or the Elizabeth Tower, honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee as of June 2012; seeing more of Big Ben, a ride on the London Eye would give an astonishing view of clock tower. Another interesting and historical thing to look into, in London, is the London Bridge. Although there are many places to visit or tour in London, some appealing places may be Big Ben, The London Eye, and the London Bridge....   [tags: Historical, Iconic Landmarks]

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Ghostly Residents: The Tower of London

- The Tower of London is one of the most famous historical buildings in the world. Constructed by William the Conqueror in 1078, this grim, grey, and awe-inspiring tower, is the most haunted building in England. Perhaps the most well known ghostly residents of the Tower of London are the spirits of Anne Boleyn, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Princes in the Tower and among others. Founded nearly a millennium ago, The Tower of London has been expanded over the centuries. The first foundations built by William the Conquer have been constantly improved....   [tags: william the conqueror, prison]

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Analysis Of ' London ' By William Blake

- Another poem which has similar value and importance to modern society as ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is ‘London’, written by William Blake and set in the slums of London in 1794 (about 100 years before ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was written and 6 years after the First Fleet arrived in Australia). William Blake lived from 1757 to 1827 and spent his entire life living in Britain. Blake published his poem ‘London’ in the Romantic Era of poetry when violence and rebellion was in high occurrence all throughout Europe....   [tags: Poetry, Romanticism, Rhyme, Stanza]

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Analysis of London by William Blake

- ... Together these structural choices develop a chant-like rhythm that brings out emotion from both side of the poem’s message. On one hand this chant like rhythm creates a feeling of conformity and industry, which is a reflection of the industrial revolution and the power of the government. However, the chant also can be seen as a representation of a monotonous ticking of a clock; a symbol of the endless cycle of pain and despair felt by the lower classes of London. London’s closed structure symbolizes how the lower class is trapped in this cycle of hardships because of the unchanging conformity of the people in power....   [tags: historic, emotions, revolution, power]

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The Characterization Of Jack, Roger, And Ralph

- Golding uses the characterization of Jack, Roger, and Ralph to show their capacity for destruction. One of the effects of war is the destruction of buildings, people, and even entire land masses. At the heart of civilization lurks a persistent sense of savageness, and once men were stripped of the veneer of adulthood, they quickly revert to being malicious boys who kill for sport (Singh); Jack undeniably represents evil and violence-the dark side of human nature in Lord of the Flies. From the moment he arrives on the island, it is evident that Jack possesses a sense of superiority, “the boy came close and peered down at Ralph, screwing up his face as he did so....   [tags: English-language films, KILL]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Billy Jack '

- In 1971 Tom Laughlin released Billy Jack, the sequel to The Born Losers (1967) starring himself as the main character, Billy Jack, a biracial Navajo Native American. The film explores the plight of Native Americans in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement (the film is set in and was filmed in 1969), as well as their interactions with the dominant White American culture. The main character Billy Jack is set up to be a myth like warrior-savior of the Native Americans and the multi-ethnic populace of their reservation....   [tags: United States]

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My Journey And Experiences At London

- Describe your journey and experiences at London, whether in academics or extracurricular, and how those events and experiences have shaped you as a student. Details should include your future goals and how your high school experience has directed you in your development of those goals. Include any details regarding how you expect to handle any challenges that may arise in future classes and the college lifestyle. Maximum length: 1500 words London is my home away from home. If America was my greatest adventure and my greatest fear, being a Pirate was my greatest journey....   [tags: High school, Extracurricular activity]

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No London By Hanan Al Shayek

- With or without knowing, every single person in this world is born into a specific society. That person has no say in which society they are born into, or the beliefs, language or customs that they are taught from this society. And without knowing the long term effects, a society will shape a person’s personality and their actions. Society is a hard term to define but it does impact someone very much. Society is a theme that is constantly dissected in novels because they make a good platform to look into society and its effects on people....   [tags: United Kingdom, English language, Culture]

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The Case Of Jack White

- Being put in front of a Judge for a crime you did not commit, is something that happens too often. In fact, it happens so much that non-profit organizations such as “The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime. Influences on wrongful convictions are predominantly initiated by eyewitness misidentification and false confessions.  Misidentification and False Confessions cripple the criminal justice system as it relies on the honesty of all parties involved....   [tags: Interrogation, False confession]

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An Interpretation of Jack Merridew

- What are the aspects that separate civilization from savagery. Sir William Golding examines these aspects through his novel, The Lord of the Flies. The novel deals with children who have been stranded on an island after a plain crash. They are faced with problems such as keeping order amongst the group, and distribution of labor. The group is then faced with the conflict of leadership. Some are unhappy with the elected leader, choosing to undermine his authority. The primary member of this group is Jack Merridew- leader of the hunters....   [tags: American Literature]

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Relationship Between Jack And Algernon

- Sometimes being a brother or sister is better than being a superhero. The type of relationship siblings share varies throughout time. From being annoying brats always fighting with each other, to working a situation out together without parental guidance, and to sacrificing anything that benefits or helps out a sibling. The relationship between Jack and Algernon represent these phases that siblings experience throughout time. The 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries all have different norms of how a sibling relationship functioned....   [tags: Sibling, Love, 2nd millennium, Family]

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Arhitecture of London: The Buckingham Palace

- Buckingham Palace is best known as a residence of the British monarchs located in the City of Westminster. Today, the palace is the administrative headquarters of the Monarchs. It was originally built for the Duke of Buckingham in the early 18th century and has been in a private ownership for at least 150 years. However, during the 19th century, the Palace was enlarged by two British architects, John Nash and Edward Blore. Only few additions to the Palace were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the East front, which contains the balcony on which the royal family traditionally greets the crowd....   [tags: the monarchs, larges garden, neo-classical]

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The Battle Of The Binge By Jack Hitt

- In reading the story, The Battle of the Binge by Jack Hitt, I felt as if there was somethings that were still true today. As I read this story and tried to understand his point of view I stated to see that there were many truths to his reading and also a few things that I would have to say are not true with the reading. In this Paper I will try to see his point of view and also share my point of view on binge drinking. I will show that there are many reasons that people decide to binge drink and that sometimes it is an emotional response that one chooses to make that has life changing outcomes....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse]

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The Great Fire of London

- Though they were not wanted, “Fires were not uncommon in seventeenth-century London” (Cowie, 59). Fires weren’t the only things that London residents worried about though. In 1665 a tragedy known as the Black Plague had occurred and killed many people in the city and though the plague was gone “People continued to fear another outbreak of plague for the rest of the seventeenth century” (Cowie, 56-57). The Great Fire of London was a tragedy that destroyed a whole city and scared all the people who inhabited it....   [tags: Tragedy, Death]

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Power relations and the London Riots

- The 2011 London Riots was one of those spontaneous events that sparked intense media coverage and called upon the government leaders to adopt new policies amidst the changing political climate. For this reason, I will be using the London riots as a case study to discuss the effects of social media networks on the power relations between the mainstream media and the acting government during a spontaneous event. I argue that a spontaneous event such as the London riots, allows the mainstream media to exercise greater independence and power over the government, who are limited to operating from a reactionary position....   [tags: Relationship Between Government and Media]

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Jack

- The rain was pouring down even more heavily now. A young woman ran into the neglected barn and closed the door, she hid behind a stack of hay. The barn door creaked open slowly, and standing there was a large man, in his hands he held a hatchet, it was not very sharp, but it did not have to be for the purpose for which it was intended. He walked in and looked around, he saw no sign of the woman. As the man was about to walk away, the woman peeked out from behind the hay and in doing so knocked over a bucket, sealing her fate....   [tags: Short Story, Creative Writing]

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A Look At Jack Welch

- In this paper we are going to take a look at Jack Welch and the way had structured his organization, by team and best practices. Jack Welch was a man who believed in team development, training and fostering a strong culture of innovation. Also, in this paper we will analyze how Jack Welch used communication to help foster this team building and how communication was crucial to building his empire at GE. How Jack Welch structured organization best practices and his executive team: Best Practices: At GE when speaking about best practice Jack Welch used the Trotter Matrix to measure best practices....   [tags: Team building, Teamwork, Best practice, Management]

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Analysis Of London By William Blake

- An exploited and mistreated society that 's tyrannical monarchy leaves its people without any hope left. To be poor defines being oppressed, this poem shows through the ranks that there is unification among everyone, in the fact that no matter who they are, society is repressed by the government. William Blake, in his poem London, uses rhyme, repetition and imagery paint the picture of social oppression in London. The speaker’s use of Rhyme in the poem does not support any happy connotations, instead, he uses the words to paint a somber picture of London with the last word in every other line....   [tags: Poetry, Oppression, Stanza, Tercet]

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The Sad Incident in London of 1661

- The Sad Incident in London of 1661 Luis XIV a todo anteponía su propia «gloria», termino que se conesponde con lo que para los Austrias era la «reputacion» In introducing the topic of precedence—which can seem to the modern citizen as nothing more than childish behavior—one must also remember the importance of such acts in defining and structuring society. The concept of primitive accumulation as described in Capital by Karl Marx is useful in understanding the role of such behaviors. Marx wrote that “the usurpation of feudal and clan property, and its transformation into modern private property under circumstances of reckless terrorism, were just so many idyllic methods of primitive accumu...   [tags: European History ]

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Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation

- ... Jack Kerouac is inspired to communicate essential realities that America is not exposed too and he finds these truths in Tristessa. He writes deliberate prose in this novel to give it a more authentic expression in order to better develop what he is trying to let America know. Death is a phenomenon that many do not understand in America. America tells many that life should be lived in a certain way in order to live life to its fullest before death comes creeping along. Humans create this false pursuit of happiness before they leave this world....   [tags: born to die, Tristessa's stories]

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The Heart of London Is Inspiring

- ... The notable feature makes an east window which depicts some of the characters associated with the building over the centuries. B The Round The original round plan now famed for that circular nave, was modelled after the church in Jerusalem and had a shallow chancel. West doorway is under round-headed arch. Indoors the circle contains of six pillars, each one of them has four shafts. Those were made using Purcell marble for the first time in buildings in London. Round roof, the circular inner space has rib vaulting, walls has blank arcading....   [tags: church, chancel, temples]

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Analysis Of London By William Blake

- London is a poem about the misery and despair in eighteenth century England. The speaker is a young man who is walking the streets late at night watching the darkness wrap itself around the people. The speaker is trying to explain and show to the reader that there is more going, than what one sees on the surface. As the reader gets further into the poem one can feel the misery surrounding the citizens of the city and envision their defeat. The speaker is pulling aside the veil to share the truths of the pain and suffering the young and the old are experiencing....   [tags: Emotion, The Reader, Monarchy, The Streets]

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Jack and Ralph's Contrasting Personalities

- The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about a group of stranded British boys on an island who must work toward rescue. A fictional “beast” is embedded in their minds and they live in fear of it. A conflict erupts because of the power struggle between two leaders, leading to chaos and separation of the group. They become savages physically and spiritually and eventually give in to evil, losing their innocence and causing the death of their members. Ralph and Jack lead by two different methods; fear and democracy, and have different priorities; hunting and rescue which they have different means of making those a reality....   [tags: William Golding's The Lord of the Flies]

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"Men of England" and "London"

- Percy Shelley is known as one of the greatest romantic poets of his time and is also noted as one of the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley’s work “Men of England” talks about the dispute between two classes in England, rich and the poor, and discusses how the working class should bind together to have a revolution. The poem mentions England’s government at the time and how their king, George III, is going insane. This poem will be compared and contrasted with William Blake’s “London” which talks about the disparaging situation that London is facing due to the prior generation’s mistakes made by the government....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Great Fire of London

- As once posted on Funky, a blog about the latest news, "Fire from the heart of London spreads through the blood of it's veins, making history from ashes" (“Metaphor…” quote #6). In 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed and turned everything in its path to ashes and is remembered as one of the most historical devastations of Great Britain. The September fire lasted approximately four days. There are a number of different reasons why this fire was so destructive including a lack of response, building material, and of how close the buildings were together....   [tags: lack of response, building materials]

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The Great Fire of London

- Throughout recorded history, fires have been known to cause great loss of life, property, and knowledge. The Great Fire of London was easily one of the worst fires mankind has ever seen causing large scale destruction and terror. Samuel Pepys described the fire as “A most malicious bloody flame, as one entire arch of fire of above a mile long… the churches, houses and all on fire and flaming at once, and a horrid noise the flames made.” (Britain Express 1). Although it started as a small fire in a baker’s shop and the official death toll was low, nevertheless the Great Fire of London heavily impacted England’s social, political, and economic history because the outcome allowed for changes in...   [tags: History, Disaster]

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