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”)

Ceila: A Slave

Ceila: A Slave   Ceila, A Slave Critical Assessment of Celia, a Slave Slavery is undoubtedly one of the most significant issues that shaped the development of the United States. It was a core factor in the growing tensions between the industrial North and the agricultural South. For many years, the population remained relatively passive […]

The Evolvement And Consistency Of Mies Van Der Rohe – The St

The Evolvement And Consistency Of Mies Van Der Rohe – The Style Of Architecture Before starting my essay on Master Mies van der Rohe, I would like to appreciate this opportunity to view great exhibitions comprising his most of works. The most interesting thing for me was I could watch fine sets of Mies miniatures. […]

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney?1793? Eli Whitney: America?s Cotton Connoisseur There are three basic necessities needed in order for anyone to survive: food, shelter, and clothing. Eli Whitney, an American inventor and manufacturer, is a major contributor to the latter of these needs. Whitney, a man of great perseverance and a victim of unfortunate circumstances, is best remembered […]


Equus Reason and Logic The play Equus, by Peter Shaffer, revolves around a conflict between a boy driven by his passions, Alan Strang and an older psychiatrist sick of his rational world, Martin Dysart. Plato is a great philosopher and perhaps the most well known rationalist of all time. His ideas of epistemology and metaphysics […]

American Revolution

American Revolution The American Revolution was truly a huge historical event, but few people know what ended it all. The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War but it took quite awhile to come about. Imagine how hard it must have been to negotiate and finally agree to terms of a treaty. But finally, a […]

Formalistic Criticism For ?Revelation?

Formalistic Criticism For ?Revelation? Formalistic Criticism for ?Revelation? Formalistic critics often analyze stories by showing the relationship between various elements? meanings such as: plot, characters, point of view, setting tone, diction, images, and symbols. In ?Revelation? the best formalistic approach is about the setting. This factor is used to define the characters in the story. […]

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Jacqueline Kennedy was born in 1929 in South Hampton, New York. She was the daughter of John Vernou Bouvier III, a wealthy stockbroker, and Janet Lee Bouvier, an excellent Equstrian. She was born into a very wealthy family and spent her childhood in New York City and Long Island. […]

Roman Art And Architecture

Roman Art And Architecture Roman Art and Architecture, the art and architecture of Rome and its empire, which at its apogee extended from the British Isles to the Caspian Sea. The earliest Roman art is generally associated with the overthrow of the Etruscan kings and the establishment of the Republic in 509 BC. The end […]

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln Of the many presidents who could be mindlessly passed off as heroes, there are a few truly heroic presidents. Among them, Abraham Lincoln stands tall. In 1861, when Lincoln was elected to office, the situations of the time called for a hero, and Lincoln stepped up. All throughout his childhood, Lincoln had to […]

Friendship In Harry Potter

Friendship In Harry Potter Harry Potter And Sorcerer Stone By Rollings In the book, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer`s Stone, Written by J.K. Rollings, I believe that courage is the most outstanding theme. J.K. Rollings does a wonderful job of expressing it in this book. Although there are many other themes I feel that courage […]

Jackson Rea

Jackson Rea The time between 1820 and 1830 was known as the Jacksonian Era. Jackson would have won the election in 1824, as he did have more votes, but Adams won due to a ?corrupt bargain?. When Jackson was finally elected in 1828, he and his supporters claimed to represent the common man. Jackson served […]

Of Mice And Men Lennie Analysis

Of Mice And Men Lennie Analysis Often overlooked is one?s intellectual self. In the story, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, however, it isn?t going unnoticed. Portrayed perfectly as the victim of low intelligence, Lennie is the target for many attacks. It?s as if an invisible barrier has been put up, in which he […]

Causes of the Great Depression

Causes of the Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one that spread to virtually the entire industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the […]


Art The Arts play a large role in the expression of inner thoughts and beauty in my life. From dance and music to abstract art our concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret it. We use the Arts as a means of touching that part of us that we […]

James Earl Ray Vs. Tennessee

James Earl Ray Vs. Tennessee On April 4, 1968 James Earl Ray killed Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee. Then Ray evades an international manhunt for more than two months, and then he was busted by Scotland Yard. He skips having a trial because his attorney tells him to just plead guilty. The theory […]

Glass Menagerie Vs. The Never Ending Story

Glass Menagerie Vs. The Never Ending Story The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams is centered on a dream of escape, much like the song, Never Ending Story by New Found Glory. The song most relates to Tom in the play. Tom is, by far, the biggest dreamer. The song is all about dreaming, with lyrics […]

Chumash Indians

Chumash Indians The Chumash Indians were natives to the coastlands in California, from Malibu to Paso Robles, as well as on all three of the Northern Channel Islands. There were 150 independent villages with a total population of 18,000 people. People in the other regions spoke a little differently although the languages were similar. The […]


Art Why is art necessary ?It is necessary for us to give physical form to things we feel, think, and imagine.? We use art in everyday living such as communicating information, day-to-day living, spiritual sustenance, personal expression, social and political purposes, and visual delight. Art can be used for communicating information. Art can make a […]


Clay On July 2, 1881, two shots were fired into the back of President Garfield as he walked through the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac depot in Washington. The president lingered for seventy-nine days, succumbing finally on September 29. The assassin, a megalomaniac politician named Charles Julius Guiteau, had been disappointed at not […]

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Art Museum 1. For this assignment I choose to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. I choose to journey down town to see the so much talked about Vincent Van Gogh exhibit. As a waited in line I meet a student of Colombia College he told me that you do not […]

Slavery Right Or Wrong

Slavery: Right Or Wrong Slavery: Right or Wrong Alexis de Tocqueville once said, “Oppression has, at one stroke, deprived the descendants of the Africans of almost all the privileges of humanity. The Negro of the United States has lost all remembrance of his country; the language which his forefathers spoke is never heard around him; […]

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

A Journey to the Center of the Earth Plot Summary: Professor Hardwigg yells excitedly to Harry. Harry ran to the professor to find him sitting in front of a very old looking book, with yellowed pages and hand-made cover. Harry is starving, but forgets about it over the strange excitement. Harry asks Professor Hardwigg what […]

The Evolution of the Court System

The Evolution of the Court System ┬Ě, The American court system has been a changing phenomenon since its conception. There are many different areas in which it has changed as well. For this paper the focus will be towards race and the idea of a fair trial. The book Celia, A Slave, by Melton A. […]

An Unconscious Friend

An Unconscious Friend ? ? Who the hell do you think you are? Connie said. ?Toldja I?d be out, didn?t I? ?I don?t even know who you are.? ? (Oates 1227) Fear and uncertainty have come to fifteen-year-old Connie in the form of a ?boy with shaggy black hair, in a convertible jalopy painted gold? […]

The New Deal

The New Deal ?The New Deal Was Not? The New Deal, as passed by Franklin Roosevelt, marked a change in the American government from being based on, as Richard Hofstadter puts it, ?the philosophy of Hobbes and the religion of Calvin? (5); in fact, the New Deal shows America?s first understanding of economics. By extending […]

Embracing Defeat

Embracing Defeat Dower, John W. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. New York : W.W. Norton and Company, 1999. As with most accounts of post-war occupations, history is written though the eyes of the victor. The same can be said for previous accounts of the American occupation of Japan. The Japanese […]

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors in history. He was born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, 1847 and died in 1931. During his life he patented 1,093 inventions. Many of these inventions are in use today and changed the world forever. Some of his inventions include telegraphy, phonography, […]

Hard Times

Hard Times The novel ?Hard Times? written by Charles Dickens is a reflection of the changing ideas established during his time. Dickens? characters essentially are personifications of changing ideas in psychology and political thought. Each one of his characters represents a different principle and its relationship to the general public. Both Stephen Blackpool and Thomas […]

The Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement had a profound affect on the United States. It brought about a change concerning minorities, primarily African-Americans. The Civil Rights Movement was a battle of ideals of what was right and wrong. The Movement was at its acme from 1954-1965. Steps toward equality began with legislation relating […]

The Guest

The Guest The Road To Existentialism Isolation is a state of separation: a physical or emotional separation from one?s surroundings. In Albert Camus?, ?The Guest? the main character is isolated in his environment as well as his relations with others that come into his life. The imagery and descriptive style of the story demonstrate the […]

Causes Of The Civil War

Causes Of The Civil War The Civil War was caused by a myriad of conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by sectional differences and pride, and set into motion by a most unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the institution of slavery, which had been introduced into […]

Heart Of Darkness Quotes

Heart Of Darkness Quotes ?The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires? (Page 2). This quote was said by Marlow. This quote exposes in a small part Marlow?s attitude towards many subjects. Looking at it in its context he is saying basically that empires are bad and unhealthy. Germs are commonly […]

Women In Military

Women In Military  Women In Military Since World War II, women have slowly established their presence in war zones from Korea to Vietnam, Grenada and the Gulf, yet they still face opponents who argue against women in war. They are still banned from what is defined by the Department of Defense as ┬ždirect combat with […]

Blindness in Invisible Man

Blindness in Invisible Man Blinded by blindfolds, lights, fog, and nature. From beginning to end, blindness shines through as a prominent theme. Throughout Invisible Man, the black community refuses to see the way the white man treats them. Rather, they view the way whites treat them as a positive thing. The south?s following of Booker […]

Anne Bradstreet And Phillis Wheatly

Anne Bradstreet And Phillis Wheatly Phillis Wheatly and Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatly are two women in American Literature who are greatly respected for the works of poetry they have created. Phillis Wheatly is of a patriotic writer. Writing for the love she has for her country and countrymen. She is not shy […]

Down and Out in London and Paris

Down and Out in London and Paris Orwell, George. Down And Out In Paris And London. 1933 Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England. 1989. Number of pages: 216 The commentary, ? Down And Out In Paris And London? by George Orwell is quite interesting. In this commentary, Orwell explores the life of the disenfranchised poor, the underemployed, and […]

Shays Rebellion

Shays Rebellion Troubled Farmers ?In the first years of peacetime, following the Revolutionary War, the future of both the agrarian and commercial society appeared threatened by a strangling chain of debt which aggravated the depressed economy of the postwar years?.1 This poor economy affected almost everyone in New England especially the farmers. For years these […]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Hydden Truth Is everyone a Dr. Jekyll: desperately attempting to keep his Mr. Hyde under control, secretly intrigued by what evil exists, and jealous of his incredible freedom from moral and political restraints The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson was written during […]

Dropping the Atomic Bomb

Dropping the Atomic_Bomb   1945?8?6?, Dropping the Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Tibbetts, was chosen to make the mission. The mission was recorded as successful by Capt. William S. Parson at 9:20 A.M. This was an extremely […]

Art In The Park

Art In The Park People have been making art for a very long time. Centuries before any of us were even alive people were creating artworks that expressed themselves or their ideas. The following pieces of art that I will be talking about are those that were found in the Arts in the Park art […]

Prison Punishment

Prison Punishment Prison Punishment This article really brought to my attention things I had never before imagined that happened in America?s prisons. I liked this article more than any other article we have read this year. I found it very interesting and it held my attention easily. To me, learning in-depth about a discreet and […]

Huck Finn Individual Vs Society

Huck Finn Individual Vs Society Huckleberry Finn The conflict between society and the individual is a theme portrayed throughout Mark Twains novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck was raised outside of society, and this made it hard for him to conform. Huck is forced to rely on his own instincts to make his decisions, […]

Forte Point

Forte Point Historical Site Visit For our California history class we were asked to visit a historical site or museum this semester. I chose to visit the Fort Point National Historic Site in Golden Gate National Recreation Area Located in Presidio of San Francisco. My visit to the fort was a wonderful experience. The weather […]

Review Of May God Have Mercy By John Tucker

Review Of May God Have Mercy By John Tucker May God have Mercy by John C. Tucker gives an account of the story of Roger Coleman, a Virginia man tried and executed for the 1981 rape and murder of nineteen year old Wanda McCoy. This book gave a very in depth, detailed review of every […]

Great Depression

Great Depression Could the Great Depression of the mid 1920?s to late 1930?s have been prevented Could we have prevented laying off 1/3 of the labor force and make people beg for minimum wage jobs during the 1930?s Could we have prevented people panic selling their stalks in October of 1929 when the stalk market […]

Greek And Roman Art

Greek And Roman Art Greek and Roman art gave Western art its classical foundation in form, line, structure, and meaning. These two periods gave a great deal of impact and inspiration to our arts and our lives. Many of our structures and sculptures have at least some form of influence from these classical periods. Some […]

Issues Of The New American Government

Issues Of The New American Government The federal administrations faced several economic challenges between 1789 and 1800. Three of the most significant of these challenges were raising revenue, establishing public credit, and the national bank. The early representatives of the United States had to deal with these important issues and apparently did a good job […]

A Discussion On The Work And Legacy Of Alfred Hitchcock

A Discussion On The Work And Legacy Of Alfred Hitchcock A Discussion on the work and legacy of Alfred Hitchcock I intend to discuss the work of my favourite film director, Alfred Hitchcock. In doing so I aim to provide an examination of his legacy. Alfred Hitchcock was the son of an East End greengrocer […]

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13, 1906, near Dublin, Ireland. Raised in a middle class, Protestant home, the son of a quantity surveyor and a nurse, he was sent off at the age of 14 to attend the same school which Oscar Wilde had attended. Looking back on his childhood, […]