Gender Roles and the Perception of Women

There was a time that having a daughter born to a family evoked more pity than congratulations from the community. Sons were valued more for they were viewed to bring practical help towards augmenting the family income through physical labor, as well as ensuring that the family name lives on with his progeny. (“Feminism”)

Heart Of Darkness

Heart of Darkness opens on a boat called “Nellie.” Marlow and his shipmates, including the narrator whose descriptions of the scene fill the few breaks in Marlows stories, loll on the deck waiting for the tides of the Thames River to change. To entertain his compatriots, Marlow begins to talk about his philosophies on colonization, […]

Nothern Lights

Aurora a luminous atmospheric phenomenon occurring frequently above 60?° North or South latitude, but also sometimes in other parts of the world. It is named according to its location, aurora borealis (northern lights) or aurora australis (southern lights). The term aurora polaris, polar lights, is a general name used for both of them. (Learn more […]

In Our Time

In Our Time Change Of Nick In In Our Time In Ernest Hemingway?s 1925 short story collection In Our Time, the main character, Nick, changes from a naive boy to an educated man. Through the stories, his view, on relationships, sanity, and death develop and intensify. His dynamic characteristics become apparent through his actions, dialogue, […]

Heart Of Darkness

Marlow’s Identification with Kurtz and his Illness In Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Kurtz’s character has a very strong influence on the story. He is not the protagonist, however. This man is Marlow. Now, the dynamic between Marlow and Kurtz is a very important relationship. Kurtz was insane, however, Marlow still was strangely attracted […]

Nebula

Nebula NEBULA A nebula is a combination of dust particles and gases in space that form a cloud. They are the gaseous and dusty material expelled by an old star just before death. (4) A far better name for these objects would be “ejection nebulae”. The term nebula comes from the Latin word for cloud. […]

Ceremony

Ceremony The development of Tayo in Ceremony is a long, slow, and at times, very exhausting journey. We first meet Tayo shortly after his involvement in the Second World War. Tayo is very sick and is confused about how to face his feelings of the world, often turning to alcohol to take his mind off […]

Heart Of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness Marlow tells of his first encounters with Kurtz and the contradicting perceptions people had of him. Conrad uses symbolism, irony, and imagery to convey the ambiance of madness and an ominous atmosphere. Marlow tells his comrades of Kurtz?s more than eccentric behavior when interacting with the people around him. Marlow spends nights […]

Mysterious Blast, Hyernova

Mysterious Blast, Hyernova Mysterious Blast, Hypernova Gamma-ray bursts (GRB) have left astronomers scratching their heads since the late 1960s when they were discovered by U.S. military satellites. Part of the mystery began to unlock when astronomers at Northwestern University detected the first observational evidence for the remnants of hypernovae, explosions hundreds of times more powerful […]

Passage To India

Passage To India Question: In chapter eleven, Forster illustrates the insufficiencies and limitations of three of the major characters: Mr. Fielding, Dr. Aziz and Adela Quested. This will prove to be significant for determining the course of action each character will take as the novel progresses. In a clear, concise essay, respond to this statement […]

Kepler

Kepler One of the largest contributors to the field of astronomy was Johannes Kepler. His work was of utmost importance to the astronomy community as well as to other major fields of science. Using data collected by Tycho Brahe, to whom Kepler was an assistant, Kepler was able to formulate the three major laws of […]

Heart Of Darkness

Heart Of Darkness Submitting to Symbolism Every great author posses the ability to create a novel deeply woven in symbolism and subliminal messages. Underneath the literal journey encountered in Joseph Conrad?s Heart of Darkness lies a tale saturated with subtle, yet, significant imagery that brings forth the true meaning of the novella. Throughout Heart of […]

Pakistani

Pakistani In this short story ?Pakistani?, it tells us of a little Pakistani girl who gets picked on because of her race and culture. She?s new to the school and hasn?t made many friends yet. She is alone but wants to be part of the oneness she sees before her in the playground. She gets […]

Outstation

Outstation W. Somerset Maugham?s ?The Outstation? tells an entertaining story that comments on the human condition itself. It is a story based on the conflicts of two very different men. These characters seem drawn from reality, each living in their own little world. Pride blinds them to the world around them, and leads them to […]

Inuits And Egyptian Sky Myths How Their Societies Are Refl

Inuits And Egyptian Sky Myths: How Their Societies Are Reflected In Myth “Inuits and Egyptian Sky Myths: How Their Societies are Reflected In Myth” Ancient cultures tried to explain the workings of the universe by applying their experiences in everyday life to the movements of the heavens. The Inuits of the North American arctic were […]

Hatchet By Gary Paulsen

Hatchet By Gary Paulsen Born on May 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 40 books, 200 magazine articles and short stories, and several plays; primarily for Young Adults. Paulsens interests in books and reading came when he was a teenager and walked into a library to escape the […]

Black Holes

Black Holes Black Holes Everyday we look out upon the night sky, wondering and dreaming of what lies beyond our planet. The universe that we live in is so diverse and unique, and it interests us to learn about all the variance that lies beyond our grasp. Within this marvel of wonders our universe holds […]

Out Of The Silent Planet

Out Of The Silent Planet The Contrast of Malacondra and Earth In Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis contrasts the utopian society, located on the imaginary planet Malacondra, with a futuristic earth. This society consists of several different species of intelligent creatures. Lewis draws many parallels between earth and Malacondra. However, earth deals […]

Hatchet

Hatchet Hatchet The auther of my book is Gary Paulsen the main charicter is Brian Robinson the setting is in the Canadian wilderness. Hatchet is a book about a 13 year old kid named Brian who crash lands a plane in the Canadian wilderness and has to survive on his own. Brian is flying to […]

Earth

Earth Abdomen is the rib-free part of the trunk below the diaphram. Which is broken down into nine regions. In this essay I will break down the nine regions and what is involed in the regions. The first region in the abdomen is the Hypochondriac region. In the Hypocondriac region the following organs are placed, […]

Paradox Of Identity In Frankenstein

Paradox Of Identity In Frankenstein The paradox of identity spans history. A personal identity is a compilation of political beliefs, ethnic background, and religious morals; however, these are all a product of the time and society one comes from. Simply put, personal identity is culturally contrived. The challenge comes when distinguishing how much identity the […]

Hatchet

Hatchet Theme: The theme of the story Hatchet is determination, perseverance and survival. Brian Robeson, whose parents are divorced, flies to visit his father in Canadian forest. His pilot has a heart attack and dies. Brian managed to crash land the plane in a lake, and escape merly dazed. Now comes the hard part, surviving […]

Earth

Earth The earth completes its orbit about the sun in 365 days 5 hr 48 min 46 secthe length of the solar year. The moon passes through its phases in about 29 12 days; therefore, 12 lunar months (called a lunar year) amount to more than 354 days 8 hr 48 min. The discrepancy between […]

Harry Potter… Wizardly Or Wimpy

Harry Potter… Wizardly Or Wimpy In J.K. Rowling?s book Harry Potter and the Philosopher?s Stone, we meet a meek, shy boy named Harry. He is the product of two parents who loved him very much but were killed earlier on in his life. He was sent to live with the Dursleys, his only relatives who […]

Living A Life Of Lies And Deception A Book Review

Living A Life Of Lies And Deception: A Book Review Living a Life of Lies and Deception In the novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, by James Weldon Johnson, the author attempts to express his views on the ?Negro Question.? By writing in both the North and the South, as well as from the […]

Harry Potter And The Socerers Stone

Harry Potter And The Socerers Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone By J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginnings of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s stone on scraps of paper at a local Cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from […]

Aurorae Borealis

Aurorae Borealis The Northern Lights and Kristian Birkeland The northern lights have inspired awe and reverence in people all throughout the northern latitudes. At their most impressive, they form an immense halo of pulsating light around the pole, stretching hundreds of kilometers out into space. People in the 18th century were unsure what to make […]

Paradise Lane

Paradise Lane By William Taylor Although William Taylor is one of the best authors in New Zealand, he well known in the United States. In the small town of Ohakune, he is a mayor and writes full time. He is a former principal and schoolteacher of twenty-five years. He is known for writing several young […]

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets I. Title: ?Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? II. Author: J. K. Rowling III. Summary: This book was about a boy named Harry Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts School for Witches and Warlocks. It is Harrys second year at the school. His two best friends are […]

Astronomy

Astronomy Space Exploration SPACE EXPLORATION: FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has been fascinated with wonders of space. Before the mid-1900s, all mankind could do was gaze at the stars from Earth and wonder what it would be like to go into space. Man would look through telescopes […]

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost Meadows 1 John Milton?s Paradise Lost is a work that attempts, in part, to justify the ways of God to mankind. This is a tremendous undertaking, even for as skilled a craftsman as Milton. In his attempt to achieve his goal, Milton crafts the character of Satan with seemingly great accuracy and skill. […]

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone, written by J. K. Rowling, is a modern fantasy whose title alone brings the anticipation of magic. The cover illustration and the chapter headings, as well as the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, will make the reader anticipate excitement and intrigue. The size of the […]

Black Holes

Black Holes Black Holes Every day we look out upon the night sky, wondering and dreaming of what lies beyond our planet. The universe that we live in is so diverse and unique, and it interests us to learn about all the variance that lies beyond our grasp. Within this marvel of wonders, our universe […]

Jing Mei And Conflicting Values

Jing Mei And Conflicting Values Every parent has goals that he or she wishes for their child to achieve. Often times, the parent will push the child hard enough that they will rebel, as Jing-Mei does in the short story ?Two Kinds?. ? The story, ?Two Kinds? set in California and written by author Amy […]

Hume

Hume Hume “I was from the beginning scandalised, I must own, with this resemblance between the Deity and human creatures.” –Philo David Hume wrote much about the subject of religion, much of it negative. In this paper we shall attempt to follow Humes arguments against Deism as Someone knowable from the wake He allegedly makes […]

Big Bang

Big Bang The mystery of the beginning of our universe has puzzled mankind since the dawn of time. This mystery is especially relevant to astronomers, who construct hypotheses called cosmological models to try to find the answer to this ancient question. This paper will focus on two of these models: The Big Bang Theory and […]

A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find ?A good Man is Hard to Find?, by Flannery O? Conner was a suspenseful and kept me wanting to read to find out what happens in the end. It had good foreshadowing techniques and O?Connor did a good job of writing the story. She portrayed the beginning as […]

Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron Essay In the short story ?Harrison Bergeron?, the author, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., uses his natural ability of satire to illustrate a dystopian future, where the value of ?equality? is said to be held above all else. However, as we explore the meaning of the story we find that Vonnegut is actually […]

Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory My report is about the Big Bang Theory. It contains three major points, which are the origin, how this theory was formed and my thoughts about the theory. First, I will start with how the Big Bang Theory came about. No one really knows how the solar system was formed. The Big […]

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Website Review: ?The Great Harry Potter Debate? I reviewed a website entitled, ?The Great Harry Potter Debate.? (http://www.elycia-webdesign.com/harrypotter/debate/) The website discussed the censorship of children?s literature. It focused on the Harry Potter series. The series tells the story of a young boy, Harry Potter, whose parents are killed by the evil sorcerer Voldemort. […]

Harrison Bergeron Summary

paper: Harrison Bergeron Summary ?2081paperHarrison Bergeron By the year 2081, the search for true equality of all U.S. citizens has led to the creation of scores of amendments to the Constitution. In every case, the effort has not been to raise the standards of those handicapped by their differences or inadequacies. Instead, those who are […]

Astronomy

Astronomy #1) (A) Issac Newton?s Law of Universal Gravitation is: Two bodies attracted to each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This means that the further apart these two attracting bodies are from each other, the […]

DH Lawrence. Capitalism In ?The Rocking Horse Winner ?

DH Lawrence. Capitalism In ?The Rocking Horse Winner? David Herbert Lawrence was born in 1885 in Eastwood, Nottingham, a mining town in England. Lawrence grew up in a middle class family with a coal-mining father. He was the fourth of five children. He attended high school at Nottingham High School with the help of a […]

Black Hole

Black Hole Within our universe there are millions upon millions of galaxies. Humans have known the existence of stars since they have had eyes. The mystery does not lie within what we can see, but what we cannot see. The theory that black holes have existed is not new at all. All black holes are […]

Dangerous Behavior And Narrow-Mindedness

Dangerous Behavior And Narrow-Mindedness Dangerous Behavior & Narrow-mindedness: Shirley Jackson?s ?The Lottery? Are people from past and present generations living a life of superstition Some learn that going along with superstitions can cause you hardship in the long run. In Shirley Jackson?s 1948 short story, “The Lottery”, the text shows that superstition and narrow-mindedness can […]

Hard Knox

Hard Knox The book I read is called Hard Knox. The book was written by Chuck Knox. Chuck Knox is a former NFL coach. The book was published in 1988. The first chapter of the book is called ?Sewickley?. I think the first chapter is the most important chapter, in the book. Sewickley is a […]

Astrology Vs Astronomy

Astrology Vs Astronomy Assignment #1 One similarity that exists between astrology and astronomy is the way in which they originated. Astronomy originated in the ancient world when people began to notice that heavenly bodies moved in a specific, consistent motion. The more people understood about the movement of the heavenly bodies, the easier it was […]

Antigone Book Report

Antigone Book Report 1. Title of work: Antigone 2. Author and Date Written: Sophocles 1962 3. Country Of Author: Greece 4. Characters: Major: Antigone ? Antigone is very (immovable) and (unwilling) because when she is told not to do something by king Creon she still does what she believes in. For example, ?What Creon says […]

Handmaids Tale By Attwood

Handmaids Tale By Attwood The creation of Offred, the passive narrator of Margaret Atwood?s The Handmaid?s Tale, was intentional. The personality of the narrator in this novel is almost as important as the task bestowed upon her. Atwood chooses an average women, appreciative of past times, who lacks imagination and fervor, to contrast the typical […]

Virgil And Dante

Virgil And Dante DANTES VIRGIL: A LIGHT THAT FAILED In memory of J. Arthur Hanson No linked pair of poets has, over the centuries, been considered as so significantly related a pair of poet-prophets as Dante and Virgil. Not only does each of them present himself in the role of the vates or prophet, but […]