Clarke Essays

  • Arthur Clarke

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    Arthur C. Clarke was born in 1917 in Minehead, Somerset. His mother was Nora Clarke and his father was Charles Wright Clarke. He had two brothers, Frederick and Michael and one sister, Mary. There were many events that helped to shape him and his writing style. The first major event in his early life was his first plane ride. He went on a Avro 504 biplane with his mother in 1927, this ride remained in his mind forever, and as he progressed as a writer it fueled his science fiction from jet-planes

  • Leibniz's Theory of Space in the Correspondence with Clarke and the Existence of Vacuums (1)

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    Leibniz's Theory of Space in the Correspondence with Clarke and the Existence of Vacuums (1) ABSTRACT: It is well known that a central issue in the famous debate between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Samuel Clarke is the nature of space. They disagreed on the ontological status of space rather than on its geometrical or physical structure. Closely related is the disagreement on the existence of vacuums in nature: while Leibniz denies it, Clarke asserts it. In this paper, I shall focus on Leibniz's

  • Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost,

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    Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost, Little Boy Found by William Blake and On My First Son by Ben Jonson. POEMS The four poems that I have chosen to study are Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost, Little Boy Found by William Blake and On My First Son by Ben Jonson. All of theses poems express an issue of love and are all indirectly linked by some way or another on the issue of love. Digging is a poem about admiration, how

  • Miracle on St David’s Day by Gillian Clarke

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    ‘Miracle on St David’s Day’, written by Gillian Clarke in 1975, is a personal account of the author’s experiences as she visited a mental hospital. A calm peaceful mood is set at the beginning of the poem, as Gillian Clarke describes the countryside and country house. However, the poem leads straight from this gentle nature to the harsh reality of life. ‘I am reading poetry to the insane’ Gillian Clarke is at a mental institution, reading poetry to the patients as a form of therapy. Through the

  • In These Two Poems, Gillian Clarke Gives The Impression Of Someone Who

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    In These Two Poems, Gillian Clarke Gives The Impression Of Someone Who Is Uncomfortable With Her Surroundings. Compare And Contrast Clarke's Feelings About Violence, Change And The Attitude Of Those That Perpetuate These Themes. The intention of this essay is to compare the corresponding themes of violence, change and the attitude of those who influence these themes in the poems 'Jac Codi Baw' and 'No Hands'. Both poems are by Gillian Clarke and give an insight into her feelings on modern

  • Arthur C. Clarke: Visionary of Future Technologies

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    friends? Arthur C. Clarke was an English science fiction author and astronomy enthusiast who wrote in the 20th century. The Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke tells the fictional stories of spacemen as they try to find out the truth about life away from Earth. Arthur Clarke writes the way he does because he has been interested in science all his life, he writes about things that he believes will be the reality of the future, and he writes about his experiences in life. Arthur Clarke has shown interest

  • How Brian Clark avoids Senintimentality in Whose life is it Anyway

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    first of many comical references Ken makes throughout the play, this is a very strong tool that Clarke uses to avoid sentimentality in his play. It shows that Ken isn’t self indulgent but rather making the best out of his current situation. He is expressing how he feels in the form of humour. This is less emotional than s... ... middle of paper ... purposely avoided. To asses how successful Clarke has been in bringing this serious issue to life we first need to consider our own right to personal

  • Roddy Doyles Paddy Clark: No More Laughing For Paddy

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    Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark: No More Laughing for Paddy Yer Name Here Poetry/Fiction Paddy Clarke Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke HA HA HA was a beautifully written book. It perfectly captures the mind of a ten year old boy in Ireland during the mid- 1960's. Paddy Clarke, the young boy who Doyle uses to enter the mind of a ten year old, is a boy who most can relate to. The book explores most aspects of life through the eyes of Paddy. Doyle takes us through childhood and childhood's end. Doyle is able

  • The Debate Over Dinosaur Nostril Positioning

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    in the mid nineteenth century that sauropods lived in water (Clarke 2001). This was believed because at the time, palenotolgists thought that sauropods probably weighed several tons, and that the animals could not have supported themselves on land (Rincon 2003). It was believed that having the nostrils in this position would help the dinosaurs to breathe easily, instead of having to lift their heads completely out of the water (Clarke 2001). This idea was reinforced when a Diplodocus (a type

  • Thomas Clarke Research Paper

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    The writings of Thomas Clarke have had a profound effect on Irish culture and literature. As previously stated Clarke was never held in the same regard as Pearse, Plunkett, MacDonagh or Connolly, however, his influence was just as influential as theirs. One example of this is seen in the Proclamation. The language used in the Proclamation is certainly influenced by Clarke. It clearly uses the elocution of the Fenian Brotherhood, an organisation who promoted Gaelic traditions of literature, music

  • Metaphysics and Tlon Borges

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    Man I am glad that our world is intelligible! Enjoy! In his excerpt of Tlon, Borges speaks about the discovery of a nation called Uqbar and exhibits much interest in it. He attempts to conduct research on it, however, fails miserably and can only find a single encyclopedia that mentions it existence. Some years later, Borges comes across an encyclopedia called the first encyclopedia of Tlon. He becomes fascinated with Tlon and concludes that it was nothing more than a concoction of intellectuals

  • With it’s tight structure, poetry can accommodate great passion. Do

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    with this statement. The two poems I have chosen to examine, ‘Marged’ by Gillian Clarke and ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas, show different emotions that I believe disprove the statement. The first, ‘Marged’, is lacking in emotion and the second, ‘Do Not Go Gentle’, does more than accommodate the passion, it emphasises and releases the feelings felt by the poet. ‘Marged’ by Gillian Clarke is a Shakespearean sonnet, with three quatrains and a couplet at the end, however

  • Clarke Griffin Character Analysis

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    Clarke Griffin is a main character on The 100 The daughter of Dr. Abigail Griffin and Jake Griffin, and the leader of the 100. She was imprisoned as an accessory to the crimes of her father. Down on the ground, she tries to ensure the 100's survival by getting food, resources, and continuously serves as their medic. She is portrayed as relatively benevolent but will fight or kill when there are no options, and possesses natural leadership qualities. Clarke is gradually hardened and matured by her

  • The Easter Rising of 1916

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    Irish citizens took upon themselves the responsibility of overthrowing the British Government in Ireland during the “Easter Rising of 1916”, which was the result of centuries of rights violations against the Irish by the British. Oppression of the Irish began in A.D. 1367 with the Statute of Kilkenny, which restricted the traditions of the Irish and placed them under the authority of the English in Ireland. (Hardiman) Oppression of the Irish was expanded in the late 1600s and early 1700s with a

  • Clarke Anderson Research Paper

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    What Is My Name? It is important for people to have names, because your name and describes who you are and shapes your identity. I am Charles Fredrick Burke Anderson. I may have common names, but they come from a proud heritage. My name Charles has a long history, and many people have my name, but each person with the name Charles has his own history of how or why he got that name. Even though many people have the same name as me, we are all one of a kind. Charles Fredrick Burke Anderson, has

  • Overhead In County Slogi and Woman Work

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    "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Overheard in County Sigo" by Gillian Clarke In this essay I am going to discuss two poems. "Woman Work" written by Maya Angelou, is about a woman who works all the time and just wants to rest. The second poem is called "overheard in County Sigo" written by Gillian Clarke which is about a married woman having a conversation with her friend about her life and looking back at what her ambitions were. "Woman Work" is a regular 5 stanza, rhyming poem, It is set

  • Gillian Clarke's Catrin tackles one of the well-considered themes in

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    themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. CATRIN ====== Gillian Clarke's "Catrin" tackles one of the well-considered themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. The aspect of the relationship that Clarke explores here is the bond ("rope") that ties them together and from which they try to free themselves from the very beginning, even before birth. Freeing yourself as an individual within a relationship must result in conflict on both sides, which

  • Lynch Vs. Clarke: The Fourteenth Amendment

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    Court interpretations Lynch vs. Clarke (1844) was the most important case before the passage of the Fourteenth amendment dealing with this matter. It involved the discussion of whether Julia Lynch was a citizen or not. The nature of this case meant that she must either have been born a natural born citizen because she was born to her parents, that although were aliens, on U.S. soil, or that she was not a citizen at all because her parents were aliens regardless of the place of her birth that she

  • Against The Case For Torture Mirko Babgaric And Clarke

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    of time. Nowadays nobody is being tortured because it is completely unacceptable, right? Apparently, this is not entirely true. Two academics at Deakin University, Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke, argue that it is justified to use torture when thousand of lives of the innocent are at stake. Bagaric and Clarke 's argument implies that torture is acceptable when it is the only way to save the life of an innocent person. The roots of their arguments take place from our inviolable right: the right of

  • Religion In Jane Eyre Essay

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    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl. In the eponymous book by Charlotte Brontё, Jane Eyre, even as forces strove to trample out her life, broke free from her cold circumstances, altering her spirit in order to free herself from depression and oppression. First Jane overpowered her bitterness towards her impassive aunt and even yearned for reconciliation between herself and the stubborn old woman. Secondly, through trying times and