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Nazi and The Holocaust

- The Holocaust was a devastating event in Europe. The Greek words ‘holos’(meaning whole) and ‘kaustos’(meaning burned) combined have come to mean a devastating slaughter of around 6 million Jews in Europe. Even though Anti-Semitism was around longer than Adolf Hitler, the term only seems to originate from the 1870s even though the meaning itself has evidence of being around since the times of ancient Rome. The thing about the Holocaust was that not only Jews were killed, gypsies and homosexuals were also slaughtered in the extermination and concentration camps....   [tags: concentration camps, extermination]

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The Life Of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- The Life of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a famous American author "known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction" (Kurt Vonnegut). Although Kurt Vonnegut is most widely known as a science fiction writer, what if his readers knew that he didn't consider himself that at all. He once said he "learned from the reviewer" that he was a science fiction writer. Regardless of what Kurt Vonnegut considers himself, he is one of the most sought-after science fiction writers in history....   [tags: Biography]

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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five

- Slaughter House Five Expaination Based on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s book by the same name, Slaughterhouse Five has been described by many as one of the best anti-war novels of the 20th Century. In Slaughterhouse Five, Billy Pilgrim finds unstuck in time jumping between several periods of his life. From his experience as a prisoner of war in World War II to his suburban family life in the 1950s and 1960s, and his experience as a human specimen in an alien zoo on a distant planet, Billy seemingly has no control over these transitions, many seemingly coming without warning, others may be provoked by events at hand....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Shock Therapy

- Shock Therapy Shock Therapy is a treatment used to adjust a patient’s brain function in psychiatric disorders. There are different kinds of shock therapy including Electroconvulsive Therapy, Insulin Therapy and Hydrotherapy. The first kind of shock therapy is Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. The common name is electroshock therapy. The way ECT is administered is by putting electrodes on the patient’s temples, and then providing a shock to their head causing the patient to have a seizure. (Wade & Tavris, 2011)....   [tags: Psychology]

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Fast Food Boom

- Fast Food Boom People today are busier than they have ever been; household adults have at least one job just to make ends meet. The overall dynamic of the house has changed immensely since the 1920’s when fast food was first introduced to the American society, and even though the United States is still in a down economy, one thing remains the same, fast food restaurants. Even though most people know that fast food contributes to health problems, it still remains a part of the American life. There are more options than ever before, and while the big name restaurants are slowing down and sometimes fading out, fast food restaurants keep their doors open and even open new ones....   [tags: American Society, Family Dynamic, Economy]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- ... Some of the commandments that Napoleon broke were “no animal shall sleep in a bed” and “no animal shall drink alcohol” The commandment of “no animal shall sleep in a bed” was altered to “no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets,” so that the pigs could sleep on the beds in the farmhouse between two blankets. The commandment of “no animal shall drink alcohol” was altered to “no animal shall drink alcohol in excess,” this commandment was altered so that Napoleon and the other pigs could drink alcohol, even though he eventually allowed the rest of the animals on the farm to drink alcohol too....   [tags: critical lens essay, society's issues critique]

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Upton Sinclair

- &#9;At the turn of the century America was in the face of economic downfall. Laissez Faire Industrialism had been in place and citizens were at the disposal of big business. Poor working conditions and poverty were the norm in a time where Socialism was an irrelevant ideology. Big business was making the government rich. But according to Upton Sinclair and his "Conditions at the Slaughterhouse," unsafe and repulsive sanitary conditions were at play, putting thousands of carnivorous Americans and factory workers in danger of death, disease and poverty....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Life Will Always Be Worth Examining

- Every person living life has studied their own existence in some shape or form. Picking apart our own reality is part of who we are as humans, and helps us understand who we are and why we are here. Each person has their own way of getting to some understanding of themselves, which is again, another defining part of who we are. Kurt Vonnegut, a writer who is famous for attempting to explain the unexplained, chose to show one mans story of examining his own reality by having the main character, Billy Pilgrim, be “unstuck” in time....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Corrupted Food on Our Tables

- America has changed in the past decades becoming more innovative, efficient, and industrialized. Due to the changes in how our industries (Food; in this case) function, small family-owned farms have disappeared leaving large, industrialized production units that grow livestock in masses for the benefit of the Large Corporations such as Tyson Foods Inc. The legal definition of Animal Cruelty is…”Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals” (Animal Cruelty). The red barn with white framing, the bright green pasture with cows grazing, and the respectable family who owns the land as seen in many commercials is a myth....   [tags: animal cruelty, factory farming, tyson food]

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Grand Avenue Masks

- Windows to the Soul Many Characters in the novel Grand Avenue, by Greg Sarris, are wearing masks. Masks that conceal themselves and their culture in an attempt to fit into the world that has enveloped their history and stifled their heritage. The key to these masks is the eyes. The eyes of the characters in the novel tell stories. The dispair of the Native Americans is first shown in The Magic Pony when Jasmine, the voice of the story, describes her Aunt Faye&#8217;s eyes. &#8220;Her eyes looked dark and motionless, like she was seeing something she didn&#8217;t want to see and couldn&#8217;t look away from'; (p.4) Faye, like many inhabitants of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vonneguts Changing Women

- Vonnegut's Changing Women What follows is an argument to the effect that, in the novels written before 1973, Vonnegut's female characters generally are presented negatively, either as pro-authority anti-individualists or as helpless or male-manipulated victims who never "grow" in either a personal or literary sense. In addition I maintain that, in at least two of Vonnegut's later novels, certain female characters exercise individuality in their own existences and effect positively the awareness and attitudes of male characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is one of the greatest pacifist writers in the world, although criticized by many he still tries to get his message across to the public. Kurt Vonnegut has written many novels in his lifetime the most well known is Slaughterhouse Five, which tells of his experiences somewhat in World War Two. Throughout all his novels he seems to keep the same “recurring Vonnegut theme is the evil that occurs when technology is allowed by man to run rampant. I am the enemy of all technological progress that threatens mankind.”(Saturday Evening Post, May/June 86 pg....   [tags: essays papers]

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Technology and Ethics as Depicted in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Vonnegut's Slaughter

- Technology and Ethics as Depicted in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five After a cursory examination of present day world politics, it seems there exist no sterling examples of society's progression towards utopia, or even a higher state of tolerance or knowledge. It is not that humanity does not seek knowledge or improvement. It is not a fault that curiosity drives society's scientists to explain and improve the world beyond the realm of the philosophers. The fault lies in how easily this motive can be manipulated by the vices of greed, the propaganda of the mass media, the centuries-old, unwavering human thirst for power....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays]

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Understanding Religion Through Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Understanding Religion Through Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle The following is issued as a warning from the author Kurt Vonnegut to the reader: "Any one unable to understand how a useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either"(14). The latter quote is typical of Vonnegut in his usage of creating a personal narrative. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Indianapolis, like many of his characters, in 1922. His life from that point on closely resembles the lives of the people in his satirical novel Cat's Cradle....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Disadvantages of War

- The thought of a child being sent off to war is very upsetting. The first excerpt of this week’s collection of letters clearly shows that the 15-year old writer was not ready for the responsibilities of being a United States soldier. He existed for only 18 years on earth, dying at the age equivalency of a high school senior, such as I. I believe people shouldn’t be sent away to war, unless their age permits them to do so as well as their own free will. One compliments the other. Being drafted, to me, appears like being sent off to a slaughterhouse, but only for those who are of perfect physical condition and health....   [tags: Young people going to war]

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The Worst Jobs in the World

- The Worst Jobs in the World TURD DIVER - cleans the grate at the sewer treatment plant HOG SLAUGHTERHOUSE PROCESSOR - I work in a slaughterhouse where we process hogs. They come in by the truckload and sometimes I have to lead them to the killing pen and kill them with a bullet in the head. Usually this job means that the technician ends up covered with blood. The hog is then placed upon meat hooks by its hind legs. After the hog is lifted into position, its neck is slit so that blood can drain into a large vat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Idealism of Kurt Vonnegut

- The Idealism of Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut was greatly influenced by his involvement in World War II. His entanglement with the Dresden bombing had an unequivocal effect upon his mentality, and the horrid experience propelled the liberal anti-war assertions that dominate many of his novels. Throughout his life, his idealistic nature has perceptibly undulated, and five representative novels illustrate the forceful progression and gradual declivity of his liberal views. The first thirty years of his life outwardly coincided with the average American man....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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A Test of the Effectiveness of the Undiluted Bleach Method in Defleshing Remains

- The ability to effectively remove soft tissue from the skeleton without compromising surface morphology or overall bone integrity is essential to a thorough and complete analysis by a forensic anthropologist. There is no agreement among forensic anthropologists regarding the best method for defleshing skeletal remains. Choosing the most appropriate method for defleshing remains and exposing the unique features of the individual must be done with consideration of the forensic context of the remains....   [tags: forensic anthropology techniques]

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Essential Question: Is it Safe to Own Large Exotic Animals like Tigers?

- On October 18, 2011 over 50 large exotic animals were set free from their backyard zoo in Zanesville, Ohio by their owner Terry Tempos who later took his own life, according to Mark Guarino, staff writer for ABC News. The local police slaughtered 48 of the renegade animals instead of trying to capture them. In the United States, unqualified civilians owning exotic animals is a potentially dangerous problem that, if not properly dealt with, could lead to the endangerment, injury or even death of innocent animals and people....   [tags: zoo, unqualified civilian, legislation]

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Reality in Terrance Hayes´New York Poem and George Saunders The Simplica-Girl Diaries

- Comparative Analysis Growing up you expect a lot of things. You expect your family to always support you, you expect to have a lot of friends, you expect to get married, you may expect to go to college, or expect a well paying job that you love. These things are not always guaranteed though. The media fills our heads with these high expectations for perfect glamorous lifestyles the will never actually be a reality for most of us. Terrance Hayes’ poem “New York Poem” and George Saunders’ short story “The Simplica-Girl Diaries” are two modern pieces of literature that depict how reality does not always meet our expectations....   [tags: reality, expections, lifestyle, outside, giveup]

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Naive Art: Southern United States and Balkans Region of Southeastern Europe

- While folk art is unique to it's individual cultures we can't help but recognize running themes in subject, style, and feel. From these groups comes a remarkably rich and unique collection of music, food, holidays, arts and crafts, and literature. Naïve Art could simply be classified as folk art, but is distinctly the work of untrained, or rather, self taught artists, many of whom are capable of creating the most evocative and relatable scenes with tools as simple as matchsticks and mud. Contributions from religion, climate, agriculture, politics, and nationality affect these artists, and there is an undeniable congruence in the rich (often naturally derived) color choices, distorted or fant...   [tags: folk art, culture, religion, Rabuzin, creativity]

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The Importance of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

- The importance of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is such that some have called it the amendment that “completed the Constitution.” When it was ratified on July 9th, 1868, the amendment became one of legislative cornerstones of the Reconstruction Era, a time in which the Radical Republicans, led by John A. Bingham and Thaddeus Stevens, promulgated a legislative program focused on providing racial equality before the law. Among the laws passed in the Reconstruction Era, the Fourteenth Amendment was one of the most controversial, with one Republican congressman, Representative A.J....   [tags: reconstruction era, 14th amendment]

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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- An Uncomfortable Death There are many short stories in literature that share a common theme presented in different ways. A theme that always keeps readers’ attention is that of death because it is something that no one wants to face in real life, but something that can be easily faced when reading. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson both exemplify how two authors use a common theme of death to stand as a metaphor for dystopian societies. Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels and short stories with a darker tone....   [tags: dystopian societies, an uncomfortable death]

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Court in Session: All Animals vs. the Mercy of Humans

- After a state of the art breakthrough at a scientific laboratory, several tested animals became capable of human intellectual capabilities and emotions. During an unseen event, they escape the facility, no longer remaining hostage as test experiments. Ten years pass and now the roles have reversed. These super hybrid animals are now the top of the food chain and humans are their pawns. Zoos now hold humans in a depicted natural environment and local grocery and department stores are farms were forced to eat, breed, and slaughter for animal consumption....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Do Governments Have the Right or Power to Dictate Morals?

- There has been an ongoing debate throughout history about whether or not governments, through the social contract, have the right or the power to dictate morals, specifically the morality of slavery. Do governments have the power to tell their constituents what they can or cannot believe in or practice. If they have this power what will stop them from becoming tyrannical. In the Constitution of the United States of America, slavery is endorsed, even protected through the Fugitive Slave clause found in Article IV Section 2 Clause 3, and the furthering of the importation of slaves in Article I Section 9 Clause 1....   [tags: morality, Constitution, slavery, First Ammendment]

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Analysis of Chapter 3 of Kurth Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five

- ... As Bob speaks for longer, and has a lot more turns in the conversation than Billy it shows that he in charge of the soldiers and his status is evident through this conversation. He also controls the topic of the conversation. Again, this displays that despite his physical and mental health he is still a strong, sure and higher status soldier than Billy and it is evident that Billy recognises this. Next I will discuss the characterisation throughout my extract. Firstly I will consider how thought is represented....   [tags: stylistics, narrative structure]

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Two Different Childhoods in My African Childhood by David Sedaris

- In “My African Childhood,” David Sedaris talks about his own childhood in comparison to his friend Hugh’s. From David’s perspectives, Hugh’s life was so fascinating and fulfilled, while his own seemed to be inane and dull. Besides, Hugh’s childhood stories were so adventurous that they made David’s life in North Carolina appeared ordinary and simple, even though, David’s surroundings were just as normal and safe environments as any average American boy would have. Illustrating both childhood experiences, David favored Hugh’s one over his own by describing the differences in school activities, vacations, and even living properties....   [tags: activities, vacations, properties]

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An Interpretation of “Black Lamb” by Paula Bohince

- Paula Bohince grew up in rural Pennsylvania town and still resides there. (Bohince, Paula). The theme and setting reflects a young innocent girl raped in a Pennsylvania town. The poet writes the poem from the victim’s perspective. The words give a creepy feeling of what has happened. The poem describes a young girl who was brutally taken advantage of and relays the devastating affect it had on her. The diction is very fitting for the poem. It creates a very vivid picture of the devastating affect the attack had on the girl....   [tags: Black Lamb, Paula Bohince, rape,]

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An Analysis of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

- The New York Times bestseller Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal is one of the most riveting books to come out about fast food restaurants to date (Schlosser, 2004). Fast food consumption has become a way of life for many in the United States as well as many other countries in the world. The author Eric Schlosser an investigative reporter whose impeccable researching and bold interviewing captures the true essence of the immense impact that fast food restaurants are having in America (2004)....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Elie Wiesel as a Survivor of the Holocaust

- Six million perished in the flames, mass shootings and gas chambers of concentration camps during the Holocaust. This started when the Nazi party established a “Final Solution” that sought out to eradicate the inferior Jewish race from Germany and the world (“Holocaust”). A person cannot look at this event and see nothing except for the dark, evil side of human nature. However, if a person looks at the Holocaust from a survivor’s point of view, they can see the good side of human nature, especially if someone looks at it from Elie Wiesel’s perspective....   [tags: nazi party, jewish community, concentration camps]

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Terror in Tim O´Brien´s on the Rainy River

- “How many years can some people exist before they're allowed to be free...How many times can a man turn his head pretending he just doesn't see?” The lyrics of Blowin’ in the Wind strike the painful feeling when our dignity is smothered by unbearable fear. In the short story “On the Rainy River”, Tim O’Brien explores the idea that we cannot follow our heart in the face of terror. Through his experiences, O’Brien suggests that when our insecurity clashes with our self-respect, our moral conscience is often torn into pieces until we are left with no choice but to accept the ruthless reality with a desperate heart....   [tags: insecurity, moral, self-respect]

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Pay Inequity and Sex Discrimination in America

- Even though the treatment and working conditions of the workers have significantly improved since the Industrial Revolution, some of those problems still linger today in American occupations. Women are still paid less than men, despite the fact that they share the same job. They are viewed as feeble people who do lighter tasks than men do. On another issue, jobs that include cutting meat with a sharp knife in a slaughterhouse make workers operate in compact spaces. While most Americans avoid doing dirty jobs, undocumented immigrants will seek refuge in them....   [tags: employers, women's right, industrial revolution]

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The City of Paris, France: Jardins d’Éole

- Introduction The city of Paris is famous for its obsession and its long tradition of designing its urban spaces, fact demonstrated from the large number of more than 450 designed public spaces (gardens, squares, parks, promenades etc.) included in its greater area. In the same time, many of the parisian gardens and parks seem to be heritage from its royal past or presents from previous presidents and mayors of the city and often tend to be ‘museumfied’. An exceptional example between this plethora of designed urban spaces Paris has to offer is Jardins d’Éole....   [tags: urban spaces, living spaces]

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Obedience to Authority vs. Personal Conscience

- Stanley Milgram, conducted a study focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. According to the study Migram suggested “that obedience we naturally show authority figures can transform us into agents of terror” (Migram, 1974/1994, p. 214). Milgram experiment was developed for the justification of the act of genocide in World War II. Many of the accomplices in the Holocaust said they were following in order given by Adolf Eichmann. Obedience to superiors is built onto the history of civilized society, and no culture worthy of the name has existed without stressing the respect that is due to legitimate authority of the duties of those in command....   [tags: Ethics]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Demise of Language

- Rhetorical Analysis Pathos is the most effective appeal used in Food, Inc. because many strong visual images evoke the viewer’s emotions. The food industry’s maltreatment of farm animals provides several examples of pathos. A particularly disturbing scene of a close up of a dying chicken lying on his back, bleeding and gasping for air appears early in the film when a farmer allows cameras into her chicken houses. A farmer, Carole Morrison, explains quite candidly that the chickens are grown too quickly and that their bodies cannot support the rapidly growing internal organs and oversized breasts....   [tags: Film, Analysis, Rhetoric]

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The Harm Caused by Factory Farming

- The term abuse refers to the harmful use or treatment of something. We are well aware of child abuse, spousal abuse, drug abuse and so on with in our society; but does the word abuse bring to mind images of farms and your dinner table. Well it should, because there is another form of abuse that has been on the rise since the 1930's which has tortured animals and placed them in our homes all while making millions in profit. Its called factory farming and for the past 80 years it has worked to put independent farmers out of business and used unethical methods of production while still avoiding all the legal consequences that their practices should have evoked....   [tags: cattle, livestock, abuse]

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Main Goals of The Progressive Movement

- In the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century the Progressive Era was moving to reshape America. Progressivism was a political movement that encouraged the exposure of corruption in America in order to reshape it for the better. This time period became known for the social and political changes that took place as a result of the progressives. Progressivism ruled the country, changing the way Americans lived and the way politics affected them. One of the main goals of the progressive movement was to use democracy to regulate the government by exposing the corruption of government officials....   [tags: political movement, corruption, monopolies]

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Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Animals

- Animals aren’t actors, circus clowns or prisoners. So, how come it’s okay to force them to perform confusing tricks or travel across the country in cages and trailers. Why are they exploited for human amusement. Unfortunately, some of these animals even lose their lives from incessant physical punishment and abuse. Animal suffering can be seen in many forms of entertainment including rodeos, circuses, and zoos. There are around eight hundred professional rodeos and a number of smaller ones in the United States each year (Francione 25)....   [tags: animal rights and exploitation]

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American Reconstruction after the Civil War

- ... Johnson stated that the seven remaining states would be admitted if: they withdrew its secession, swore allegiance to Union, anul Confederate was debts, and ratify the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. The only main difference being that Johnson did not want high-ranking Confederates and wealthy Southern landowners to take the oath needed to vote. The Radical Republicans were infuriated by Johnson’s Plan because it failed to effectively help former slaves. They wanted a plan stricter on the punishment of the Southerners, and one that addressed the land, voting, and protection under the law of slaves....   [tags: readmission of Confederate states to the Unionf]

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The Evolution of the Term Defamiliarization

- “Defamiliarization”, “alienation effect”, “making strange”, and “denaturalization” that has hitherto concerned many thinkers, underwent so many changes throughout history. This thesis aims to study the evolution of the term defamiliarization up to the field of postmodernism, and to reveal the fact that defamiliarization in its anti-illusionistic manner has turned to be indispensable spirit of the second half of the twentieth century. The analysis of the two works written by two authors from different backgrounds, The Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and the Harmonia Nocturine by Reza Ghassemi, will support this idea....   [tags: postmodern, perceptions, literary]

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Nurse Ratched or The Big Nurse

- Chief-Bromden a long-time patient at the ward narrates the story. The story starts as Chief wakes up at a normal day at the ward, feeling paranoid about everything on the ward, Nurse-Ratched and the three black boys who aid her. Chief is really tall, the black boys make fun of him and make him sweep for them and call him Chief Broom. Bromden is half indian and he pretends to be deaf and dumb, this helps him hear everything that is going on at the ward. Nurse Ratched who is also called The Big Nurse enters the ward with the gust of cold air....   [tags: the acutes, the chronics]

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Public Service Scholar Reflection Essay

- My service experience at UNC has been nothing short of phenomenal. Although I was not incredibly involved with service in my freshman year, I was very privileged to have been offered an opportunity to perform a service project in Bolivia in the area of microfinance. My summer was spent working in a microfinance NGO in Cochabamba, Bolivia called CADEPIA, La Cámara de Pequeñas Industrias y Artisanías. I spent my first few weeks performing a needs-assessment with employees within CADEPIA as well as the micro-entrepreneurs who worked with the organization....   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Postmodernism: The Movement in Life

- Although the postmodern movement was not started in America, its many effects have influenced the culture of this nation. Postmodernism took America from a place where it held strong values of right and wrong, to a place where any idea has been given validity and merit. By presenting new world views, postmodernism has affected American literature, for both the writer and the reader, and American culture on a vast scale. Explaining postmodernism is very challenging because it does not have a real meaning other than “after modernism” (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Execution of Private Slovik

- In the narrator’s quest for information about the bombing of Dresden, he wrote to the Air Force, hoping to gain more knowledge about what went into the decision. His only official response at the time was “that the information was top secret still” (11). How bombing of Dresden could ever be considered classified when it had such a devastating effect on so many people is just one of the many absurdities pointed out by the narrator in his quest to provide a balanced view of the war. One novel, The Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie, details the only execution of an American soldier for desertion during World War II....   [tags: Literary Analysis, William Bradford Huie]

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Technological Takeover in The Veldt

- As technology develops through the course of time, humanity relies more upon it. In the present world, technology surrounds humanity across the world, from the cars that take people from one place to the next, to the cell phones that people carry with them. From a world void of electronics, one reliant upon its use will develop in the near future. Ray Bradbury worries about such a future, as he portrays a similar message in "The Veldt." Creative writer Ray Bradbury has written a variety of novels, poems, short stories, and plays....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, Literary Analysis, Technology]

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John Grisham: A Postmodern Author

- The American literary period of Postmodernism is extremely important to literature today because it is the period that is currently happening and we have been experiencing it for nearly half a century. This literary time period deals with real life problems and issues and shows how various people react differently to the same situations based on social, economic, and cultural backgrounds and differences (Literary Movements for Students 246). Therefore no single aspect or belief can be true. No one meaning is correct....   [tags: American Literary Period, Postmodernism]

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Reconstruction After the Civil War

- ... In contrast Johnson disagreed with the Republican’s idea of expanding federal control and preferred an emphasis on state’s rights. As a part of the Democratic Party, he was lenient with ex-rebels and often criticized sympathizers. One cause or series of laws within Southern states known as black codes, were used to usurp black freedom and federal control. Republicans realized their goals were seated in the 14th amendment. If blacks could vote and if southern states were punished through decreased representation in the federal government, Republicans could maintain political power....   [tags: republicans, government, money]

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The Jungle is Upton Sinclair

- ... The workers do not worry and the factory bosses allow themselves to do whatever they can to speed up the production of the meat. In addition, in order to maintain wages control and to keep them down, most of the time the factories employ additional workers. Often, work offers are less than the demands of people in search for jobs, so the majority of workers only gain a few cents per hour. Along with all those hardships, corruption and crime are additional burdens on the immigrant community. Dede Antanas, Jurgis’s father, could not find a job unless he accepted to grant a third of his wages to another man for helping him get the job....   [tags: lithuanian immigrants, american dream]

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Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Coming from a German background, the first thing I thought of was the name of a writer that had written one of my favorite books. I went onto the internet to try to find out if he had in fact come from the same origin as my family. This was tough at first because the only thing it revealed was that Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indiana on November 11, 1922 (Grolier Incorporated). After looking to find out where his great-grandfather came from, it revealed that Clemens Vonnegut Sr. emigrated from Germany in 1848 (Shaping the Circle)....   [tags: Writers Authors Literature Essays]

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Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut is an impressive author who combines comic fiction and social satire in his novels. He often writes about the main character Kilgore Trout, who seems to be more like Vonnegut’s alter ego. He has written many books including Player Piano, Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Galapagos, Bluebeard, and Fates Worse Than Death. Kurt Vonnegut was born November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis Indiana. His parents were Kurt Vonnegut Sr. and Edith Leiber. He graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis where he was editor of the school newspaper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Goethe & Vonnegut

- Powerful Emotion (3) Anyone who reads The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe instantly feels the emotional intensity portrayed by Werther, the protagonist. His speculations about life are indeed unique, especially in modern times when life often goes by quickly without notice. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why his immense emotion strikes a chord with readers as coming from someone crazy or dangerous. Werther’s mental state seems incredibly alive at some times while seemingly lifeless at others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Save Marine Wildlife

- Animals have been on the face of the Earth since the beginning. Different cultures praise them as Gods or consider them sacred. But as the years drag on, people disregard animals and put them to the curb. In America, research labs on college campuses and across the country are performing vivisection. Vivisection is when millions of "animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned, and blinded" (IDA). In Africa, poachers kill elephants only for the ivory from their tusks. Not only does cruelty happen to pets and land animals, but also to marine creatures....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fate of Food

- The Fate of Food The hidden methods used to produce the food we consume today are unethical. These methods include the usage of chemicals, and abuse of workers and animals. The process of producing food goes on everyday but as consumers, we are unaware of how it is done. A vast majority of Americans are not aware of the highly mechanized structure of the industrial food system. Determined to capitalize on profit and production, social responsibility and food safety has taken a backseat to the industrial food system....   [tags: Health, Unethical Methods, Chemicals]

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Religion: Practices in Islam

- Practices in Islam Halal, haram and Mushbooh Muslims set aside a high standard of discipline in terms of the food they consume since every action they made is perceived to be dedicated to God (Maqsood 1995). A tremendously strong focus is put on the type of meat that can be consumed. In general, halal is a term to describe permissible lawful practices in accordance with the Quran while haram means forbidden and unlawful practices (Encyclopedia of Islam 2009). In terms of food, halal corresponds to food that is allowed for consumption while haram means the opposite....   [tags: meat consumption, sea food]

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Homicide in the Workplace

- Has the thought ever crossed your mind that you could be gunned down while tabulating this month’s sales figures, attending a working review of a future briefing or simply having coffee with a co-worker while you talk about the upcoming weekends plans. Perhaps it should, it crossed my mind several times after listening on the phone to the panic, screams and faint sound of gunfire occurred at the Washington Navy Yard. Despite my training and years of experience it seems that retirement has dulled my sight somewhat, I put those lenses back on a took a hard look at the building I work in between 40-50 hours a week a now see that it is a potential slaughterhouse....   [tags: Safety, Crimes]

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Animal Cruelty and Treatment

- Animal Cruelty Animal cruelty involves numerous aspects of harsh and brutal treatment towards animals, ranging from religious rituals to entertainment organizations; this often results in mental, psychological, and physical disorders within the animal. The act of treating animals heartlessly can branch from a number of different causes; including mental or emotional disorders, control issues, peer pressure, failure to provide the proper care for an animal, or pleasure from pain or violence ("Information on Animal Cruelty.")....   [tags: Harsh Brutal Treatment, Animals, Entertainment]

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The Earth Liberation Front

- During the 1990’s, a new organization arose to fight against the destruction of the natural environment, they called their selves the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). Then in March, 2001 , the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI), considered the ELF to be the number one domestic terroristic threat within our nation. They began to cause their own destruction, primarily by the means of arson and explosions, to institutes, factories, farms, etc. that they considered exploited the earth’s natural environment or any living specimens....   [tags: documentary analysis]

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of, Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., a successful architect, and Edith Sophia Vonnegut. He had two older siblings, a brother Bernard, and a sister Alice. He attended Short ridge high school. This is where he first realized his talent for writing. He was the editor of the school newspaper. Kurt graduated in 1940, and after high school, attended Cornell University and studied bio-chemistry, and was also a columnist and editor of the Cornell daily sun....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Failure of the Revolution in Animal Farm

- The animals in the book “Animal Farm” hoped to achieve unity, equality. trust/truth, prosperity, better quality of life, freedom and individuality, in terms of the revolution. This was achieved at the beginning of the revolution, which made it a success, but in the end the revolution was a failure. The farm, in many ways, was very prosperous when the revolution began. The animals were given an education, “the reading and writing classes were however a great success,” which made them feel equal to the humans because they were now learning in the same way the humans did....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Rodeo Animal Safety

- Rodeo is a sport with long American traditions and loved by many spectators and participants. Past history has shown that rodeo needed to make way for a new era of riders and trainers with a larger emphasis on the welfare of the animals and not be discontinued or banned entirely. Today’s rodeos do not present a danger to the animals because the animals are well-cared for and protected, rodeos have strict rules and the stock are treated as prized animals. There is a very important distinction when dealing with animal welfare and animal rights....   [tags: Animals]

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George Orwell's Animal Farm

- Pigs walking on two feet, horses and sheep talking. This is how George Orwell satirizes human nature in his classic novel Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The title of the book is also the setting for the action in the novel. The animals in the story decide to have a revolution and take control of the farm from the humans. Soon the story shows us how certain groups move from the original ideals of the revolution to a situation where there is domination by one group and submission by all the others....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties

- Impact of the Great Depression on the Characters in Tillie Olsen’s novel Yonnondio: From the Thirties The Great Depression of the 1930’s, which has been called the “invisible scar, the absent presence,” continues to impact American culture (Rabinowitz 17). The devastating effect of failed businesses, the dust bowl, farm foreclosures, and an unemployment rate of 30 percent reminds us that capitalism is fallible. Although we recall with humility this bleak period of our history, we seldom reflect on the plight of the Depression’s most vulnerable victims--the underpaid, uneducated working poor....   [tags: Olsen Yonnondio Thirties Essays]

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How Napoleon Takes and Maintains Control Of Animal Farm in George Orwell's Novel

- How Napoleon Takes and Maintains Control Of Animal Farm in George Orwell's Novel George Orwell's character Napoleon is a very clever and sly animal. He uses several methods to take and maintain control of the farm. His primary methods are by using fear, by exploiting the animal and by bending the rules. Napoleon uses is intellect to good effect as far as self-interest is concerned. Napoleon instills fear as a way of giving the animal no chance to argue about what he says. This allows him to run the farm in his own manner and gives him a more confortable life than the other animals....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Kurt Vonneguts War Experiences and its Effects on the Barnhouse Effect

- Kurt Vonneguts War Experiences and its Effects on the Barnhouse Effect Kurt Vonnegut's War Experiences how it contributes to my understanding of the "Barnhouse Effect" Kurt Vonnegut’s war experiences had a great impact on his life, which greatly contributes to the readers understanding of the "Barnhouse Effect." His war experiences are reflected quite vividly through his writing of the "Barnhouse Effect." This short story reflects "the human horrors during war, and the de-humanization of modern men and women, and the loss of humane values in a society dedicated to technological progress." (Modern Stories, p....   [tags: essays papers]

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Choice and Direction in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- Choice and Direction in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.         Satire in American literature has evolved in response to the development of the American mind, its increasing use of free will, and the context that surrounds this notion.  Satire is the biting wit that authors (labeled satirists) bring to their literature to expose and mock the follies of society.  Satirists can be divided, however, into two groups with very different purposes.   One type  mocks simply for the enjoyment of mocking.  These satirists are found almost everywhere in the world, on every street corner, household, and television sitcom.  It is the second type of satirist who is a strong force in the world of liter...   [tags: Works of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.]

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Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Harrison Bergeron

- Government vs. Individual in Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. has made important contributions to the development of the 20th century American novel. His influences are felt in modern social satire, as well as nontraditional science fiction. One theme that is recurrent in his work is the common portrayal of government forces as destructive to individuals; to force characters to do evil in the name of good....   [tags: Mother Night Essays]

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How Mary Shelley creates a sense of horror in Frankenstein

- How Mary Shelley creates a sense of horror in Frankenstein. Frankenstein Introduction In this essay, I will be writing about how Mary Shelley creates sense of horror in Frankenstein. Horror stories are usually dark and sinister. They are also very mysterious. They mostly use catching background music and horrible settings to create a sense of horror. Mary Shelley creates a sense of horror through the characters, settings and the language. From the beginning of the story, the audience's speculate that there was a reason behind Victor Frankenstein's interest to the anatomy of science....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Development of the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- The Development of the Gothic Genre in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Up until 1800, literature in general consisted of a spontaneous expression of idyllic images of love - ultimately categorised as "The Romantic Movement." From this sprouted Romanticism's antithesis - literary Gothicism. When it was first introduced in the late 18th century, Gothic literature featured accounts of terrifying experiences set in graveyards or ancient castles, and descriptive motifs such as flickering lamps and ghostly figures....   [tags: Papers]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: Fast Food's Impact on Society

- “Fast food is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” – Eric Schlosser -- Eric Schlossers book Fast Food Nation is not only an expose of the fast food industry but also shows how the fast food industry has shaped and defined society in America and other nations as the fast food culture spreads globally. He connects the social order of society to the kind of food it eats and the way it eats that food, and relates fast food to other social processes and institutions....   [tags: Fast Food and Social Processes]

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The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans

- The Source and Cause of Violent Tendencies in Humans Philosophers since the beginning of time have debated over the source and cause of violent tendencies in humans that in turn produce global conflicts, to solve the age old question, man or beast. Global conflict can with out a doubt be completely accredited to the human race, but what are the particular reasons for humans to cause such conflicts. There are many topics that have been argued by philosophers and historians over the connection between the reasons the human race and global conflict....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

- Analysis of Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen The first poem that I am to analyse is 'Anthem for Doomed Youth,' written by Wilfred Owen. This poem is a sonnet. It has fourteen lines. In this poem, the first and fourth lines rhyme, as do the second and third. The first stanza is mainly about the battlefield, whereas the second stanza is more about the feelings of friends and family back at home. This poem starts off at a quick pace, and then slows down throughout the poem, drawing to a slow and sombre close....   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Antibiotics and Hormones in Animal Feed

- The Use of Antibiotics and Hormones in Animal Feed Antibiotics are chemicals produced by living organisms that are used to kill or inhibit the growth of other infectious micro-organisms. Most antibiotics prevent the growth of microorganisms, which they act on instead of completely killing them. Antibiotics are extra cellular products meaning that they can be extracted for use; Penicillin is an example of this as it comes from the fungus Penicillium notatum1. Hormones are chemicals that transfer information and instructions between cells in animals and plants....   [tags: Papers]

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Critique of Communism in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Karl Marx’s perfect society described in his Communist Manifesto is in direct conflict with the implementation of Soviet Communism, which was scathingly criticized by George Orwell’s book Animal Farm. Karl Marx believed that in order to form a just and equal society, the working class, called the proletariat, would have to overthrow those who owned the means of production, who were known as the bourgeoisie. This was to be known as the Proletariat Revolution where the oppressed laborers in capitalist societies, such as England, would unite under a common cause to overthrow the oppressive bourgeoisie, and establish a communist society....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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The Theme of Dehumanization in Breakfast of Champions

- The Theme of Dehumanization in Breakfast of Champions "Dear Sir, poor sir, brave sir: You are an experiment by the Creator of the Universe." (Vonnegut 259) Imagine if this was addressed to you. What an awful feeling of betrayal and loneliness you would no doubt get. But what if next you heard this. "You are the only creature in the entire Universe who has free will. You are the only one who has to figure out what to do next-and why. Everybody else is a robot, a machine." (Vonnegut 259) Surely you would feel like your entire existence was a big joke, one at your expense....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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Comparing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Prometheus Myth

- Comparing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Prometheus Myth Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is subtitled "The Modern Prometheus", and rightfully so. Prometheus, the Titan of Greek mythology that created man and gave them fire, is a fitting symbol for Victor Frankenstein, the man who created a "monster" and gave him life. The most obvious aspect of the similarity between Frankenstein and the Prometheus myth is the underlying theme - both stories deal with ill-fated actions with tragic consequences....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Views on War in Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five

- Views on War in Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five   Many people returned from World War II with disturbing images forever stuck in their heads. Others returned and went crazy due to the many hardships and terrors faced. The protagonist in Slaughter-House Five, Billy Pilgrim, has to deal with some of these things along with many other complications in his life. Slaughter House Five (1968), by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., is an anti-war novel about a man’s life before, after and during the time he spent fighting in World War II....   [tags: Slaughter House Five Essays]

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Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die

- Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck was born in the late 1930’s in Vermont. Haven Peck, his father was a “quiet and gentle man whose work was killing pigs.” (dedication of novel). Peck grew up on a farm and worked as a lumberjack, in a paper mill, and in a slaughterhouse before he wrote his first book. He was first inspired to write by his first through sixth grade teacher, Miss Kelly, a well-loved lady who filled Peck with dreams about what he could do, if he wanted to....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kilgore Trout as Kurt Vonnegut's Alter Ego

- Kilgore Trout as Kurt Vonnegut's Alter Ego In 1922, two residents of Indianapolis, Indiana had a son who would later become one of the premiere writers in 20th century American literature. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born to Edith and Kurt Sr. on November 11, 1922. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1940, attended Cornell University for a year, then joined the army. He fought in World War II and was captured by the Germans in 1944. As a Prisoner of War, he lived through the firebombing of Dresden, an event which inspired his acclaimed novel, Slaughterhouse-Five....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Tragedy and Redemption in Toni Morrison's Beloved

- Tragedy and Redemption in Beloved "This is not a story to pass on."(1) With these enigmatic words, Toni Morrison brings to a conclusion a very rich, very complicated novel, in which slavery and its repercussions are brought into focus, examined, and reassembled to yield a story of tragedy and redemption. The "peculiar institution" of slavery has been the basis for many literary works from Roots to Beloved, with particular emphasis on the physical, mental, and spiritual violence characteristic of the practice of slavery in the South....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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Eli- Coming of age in the Holocaust

- ELLI- Coming of age in the Holocaust. Elli, her mother and all of the prisoners they meet all have to undergo numerous physical and psychological hardships when they are forced into the concentration camps. They are treated like cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse when they are taken from their houses to the ghetto, then to the synagogue, and eventually to Auschwitz, the death camp. The majority of suffering that was inflicted on Elli and her associates was physically inflicted, this was in the various forms of: beatings, rapes, murders, hard labor, and also subjective forms such as being exposed to diseases....   [tags: essays research papers]

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