Donald Sinclair Essays

  • Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youth by Hermann Hesse

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    In the story, Demian, Sinclair states that people help themselves without the help of others in such matters. When a person gets help from teachers, mentors or advisors, this support is not meant to put a person down, but to motivate and help move them along in life. People helped Sinclair get through life in many situations, starting when he was a little boy at the age of ten. There are some who may come through one's life and try to hinder him or her from getting them where it is that they need

  • Discrimination Against Catholics

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    of a sudden the boy isn’t good enough’. This makes the source useful because we can see that discrimination happened in football. Source B is also useful because of its origin. From the provenance you can see that the source comes from Billy Sinclair a former player manager of Linfield. This makes the source useful because it is written from the point of view of someone who has seen the evidence first hand actually being a manger and player for the team. It is also written from the point

  • Hermann Hesse's Demian

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    Emil Sinclair explicitly revealed  this fact to the reader. The development of the two worlds of good and evil took place early in the novel.  Sinclair's home and his family symbolized the good of the world, while almost everything else outside of the household was considered the evils of the world.  Max Demian was a strange being because he seemed to be an all- knowing character.  He was the wise one, similar to the river in Siddhartha. As the story developed, the narrator (Sinclair) became

  • Superiority of Races in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt

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    Superiority of Races in Babbit Hatred, intolerance, prejudice, and narrow-mindedness are all terms that can be applied when describing someone who is a bigot.  By these terms George F. Babbitt, the protagonist in Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt, and many of his acquaintances are quite the bigots toward all those that appear different than he is especially immigrants and minorities in America.  The blame should not be placed squarely on these men's shoulders for possessing such hate filled beliefs

  • Analysis of Demian by Hermann Hesse

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    Analysis of Demian by Hermann Hesse Demian is the story of a boy, Emil Sinclair, and his search for himself. Emil was raised in a good traditional home at the turn of the century in the nation of Germany. His family is very wealthy and they have a reputation as a principled, religious family. As a boy, Sinclair views the world within the walls of his home as representing all that is good, pure, and innocent. But starting at a young age, he feels an inner conflict between his own little world,

  • Mc Donald’s Customer Service

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    McDonald’s Customer Service INTRODUCTION To complete this assignment I have to investigate customer service by writing a report on a chosen business. The business I have chosen for this is Mc Donald’s. In 1974, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the UK. Today, more than 2.7 million people in this country place their trust in McDonald's every day - trusting the Company to provide them with food of a high standard, quick service and value for money. Customer service is very

  • Reality and Illusion in Richard Bach’s Illusions

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    made evident to one of the main characters, Richard, through his interactions with his newly found friend, Donald Shimoda. Donald Shimoda is a “messiah”, and he has gifts that he uses to help mankind. A quote that Richard reads is “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t” (121). During the entire story, Don proves this quote to be true. Donald works to share his gifts and carry out his mission on earth. Richard and Don are barnstormers. They

  • Donald Davidson's What Metaphors Mean

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    Donald Davidson's What Metaphors Mean Our literal understandings of a word are twins in constant opposition with one another, twins in constant competition to receive the most love from their mother and father. Let us pretend the parents are the literary community that demonstrates love frequently by showing a preference for one of their twins. Donald Davidson's theory expressed in What Metaphors Mean is a tragic, intellectual miscarriage; it is a theory of language that brings forth a stillborn

  • What is wrong about Donald Black's theory of law?

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    What is wrong about Donald Black's theory of law? In his book on ?The Behavior of Law? Donald Black attempts to describe and explain the conduct of law as a social phenomenon. His theory of law does not consider the purpose, value, impact of law, neither proposes any kind of solutions, guidance or judgment; it plainly ponders on the behavior of law. The author grounds his theory purely on sociology and excludes the psychology of the individual from his assumptions on the behavior of law (Black

  • The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle

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    The Power of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle The novel "The Jungle", is a hybrid of history, literature, and propaganda. It was written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair, to demonstrate the control big business had over the average working man, and his family. Sinclair was one of the most famous muckrakers in history; he exposed scandals and political corruption in the early nineteen hundreds (Literature 572). He attempted to show his idea of the solution to this problems of the times: socialism

  • Symbolism In We Were Liars

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    Cousins; Cadence, Johnny, and Mirren live on a private island called Beechwood during the summer with their families and friend, Gatwick. “Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a failure” (Lockhart 1). Life appears perfect, but pain and secrets lurk behind every corner. “It doesn’t matter if divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle. It doesn’t matter if trust-fund money is running out; if credit

  • Writing Well by Donald Hall

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    Writing Well, by Donald Hall, is an amazingly interesting textbook. I cannot remember reading an instructional manual with such brilliant imagery, flowing style, and amazing concepts. This is what education should be – interesting, provocative, and natural. However, in the first eleven pages of the text, I do not agree with two of the three analyses of Hall's examples. In the comparison of the college student's two expressions of his first impression of his dorm, Hall disregards the first passage

  • The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey's Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L

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    Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey’s Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L. Albini. Though the second article is merely an evaluation of the first, the goal is to show how Albini agrees with some of Cressey’s points, and to present Cressey’s evidence that Albini has rejected in a way that will challenge Albini’s accusations. In the essay written by Donald R. Cressey deals with Cressey’s view on the

  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

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    written by Upton Sinclair. After his manuscript was completed in 1905, it appeared serially in Appeal to Reason, a widely circulated socialist periodical. This initial publication caused much controversy and immediate reaction. Much difficulty was encountered, however, when he tried to get it published in book form. None of the publishers wanted it published completely in its current form, and Sinclair didn’t want to cut any of it out. It was finally published in 1906, by Sinclair himself with

  • Babbitt By Lewis Sinclair

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    In the Sinclair Lewis novel, Babbitt, the main character is a man who lives his whole life under the presumption that the only way to be happy is to follow society. Daily, he walks the path of right-wing social law, believing that only wealth can bring him happiness. Babbitt eventually makes an effort to change his ways, but is too deep into the system to pull himself from the lifeless abyss of proper society. George F. Babbitt lives in a society that prohibits creativity at the cost of wealth

  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Chicago Will Be Ours

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    - what was any imagination of the thing to this heart-breaking, crush reality of it ... Only think what he had suffered for that house - what miseries they had all suffered for that house - the price they had paid for it!" "The Jungle", by Upton Sinclair, gives a heart breaking portrayal of the hardships faced by the countless poverty stricken laborers in the slaughter houses of Chicago. As in the quote above, a struggling family underwent months of back breaking labor only to loose their house at

  • Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

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    Marriage in Babbit by Sinclair Lewis In the novel Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis touches upon various issues that characterize American society. Marriage was one of these various issues that Lewis focused on. In the story, George Babbitt was married and his best friend, Paul Riesling, was married. They both seemed uneasy about their marriages and were not pleased with their situations. George always seemed to care less for Myra, "she was as sexless as an anemic nun... no one, save [except] Tinka

  • Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit

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    Conspicuous Consumption in Sinclair Lewis' Babbit The idea of conspicuous consumption, or buying unnecessary items to show one's wealth, can be seen in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.  Lewis describes the main character of the book, George F. Babbitt, as a person who has his values and priorities all mixed up.  Babbitt buys the most expensive and modern material goods just to make himself happy and make people around his aware of his status.  He is more concerned about these items than about

  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle as Socialist Propaganda

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    man willing to work an honest day would make a living and could support his family. It is an ideal that all Americans are familiar with- one of the foundations that got American society where it is today. However, while telling this story, Upton Sinclair engages the reader in a symbolic and metaphorical war against capitalism. Sinclair's contempt for capitalist society is present throughout the novel, from cover to cover, personified in the eagerness of Jurgis to work, the constant struggle for

  • Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

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    Babbitt: Conformity In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of conformist society. George F. Babbitt is a man who is completely controlled by the conformist society in which he lives. Pressure to conform lies in all aspects of Babbitt's life. Relationships, family