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”)

Marriage In Victorian Times

Marriage In Victorian Times Love and marriage- in today?s modern sense when we think of a wedding we often associate these two terms together. We think of dating and boyfriends and girlfriends and experimenting with different partners until we are sure we have found our true love. This was not a luxury that the Victorians […]

A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift Written in complete parody, Jonathan Swift addresses the issue of dealing with the poor in Ireland in his satirical work, ?A Modest Proposal?. During a time when a caste system was a basis for government, and when the English who governed Ireland held Catholicism in disdain, Swift clearly threw stones […]

How Martin Luther King Was Influenced By Plato

How Martin Luther King Was Influenced By Plato Finding something or someone that influences you is hard. But in Martin Luther King case, it seemed a breeze. Martin Luther King?s ?Letter from Birmingham Jail? was influenced by Plato?s ?The Myth of the Cave? in so many ways. Plato talks about living in an underground den, […]

Themes Of Louisa May Alcott

Themes Of Louisa May Alcott Themes often help to create a whole story line. Writers tend to use the same themes in their writing. During their careers the themes they use may change due to how the writers have changed. Some writers use the same themes in all of their writing, but others tend to […]


Bailamos Bailamos Vibrant self-expression, disciplined training, and execution of intense choreography is all part of the art of Latin Dance. Dancing allows individuals to express themselves through free movement of their bodies. Latin Dance is a unique form that allows for this movement in an emotional and sultry way. The movie Dance With Me shows […]

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace A Separate Peace Symbols are often used throughout the novel A Separate Peace, to help the reader distinguish between who or what is moral and immoral. One of the main symbols would be the Devon and Naguamsett Rivers. The second main symbol would be the Winter Carnival, which represented the peace and […]

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities In Charles Dickens? A Tale of Two Cities, the character of Sydney Carton was presented as an alcoholic lawyer with very low self-esteem. He progressed as a character and changed slightly in appearance mainly in Chapter 20 of Book the Second. In the preceding chapters, Carton is merely described as […]

To Kill A Mocking Bird

To Kill A Mocking Bird To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Copyright 1960 by Warner Books. This is an ageless tale that takes place in the 1930s, in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. There was a deadly racial attitude in the town for people that were different than the […]

Examine the Presentation of the Ecclesiastical Characters in

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson and his slaves children Slavery in America was created since the new world was first discovered. Treating humans as a possession led to terrifying cruelties. Discuss in details the origins and use of slave in America. Thomas Jefferson shows his most Important achievement, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, where […]

Donald Judd

Donald Judd Donald Judd Minimalist Artist I have compared Donald Judd?s works with Richard Serra?s works. They are both Minimalist artists and they mostly use similar matrerial. Both of the artists think of the context before making the installation. They then tell a workshop or a factory about this installation. For example what it will […]

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland For my last reaction paper I have decided to read Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland which was written by Lewis Carroll. The story starts with Alice sitting outdoors with her sister when she notices a white rabbit with a pocket watch. Fascinated by the rabbit she follows it and soon finds herself falling […]

Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer One artist that sits on a higher pedestal than many is Albrecht Durer. Recognized as the most famous artist of the Reformation period, he was brilliantly talented in many areas, Watercolor, Woodcuts and engraving to name a few. Albrecht Durer?s contribution to the Art world intrigues and fascinates us until this day. Durer […]

Having Our Say

Having Our Say American History at its best Having Our Say is a remarkable book written by Sadie and Bessie Delany that details their lives over a hundred year period. Bessie and Sadie grew up in a large family on the campus of Saint Augustines school in Raleigh, North Carolina during the 90s. They led […]

Frankenstein Who Is The True Monster

Frankenstein: Who Is The True Monster If you were to ask people who Frankenstein is they would probably describe a tall, hideous monster with bolts sticking out of its neck. But long before Boris Karloff?s portrayal of the monster, there was a novel by Mary Shelley entitled Frankenstein. In her novel, the monster is shown […]


Araby In James Joyce?s short story ?Araby? he describes his childhood growing up on North Richmond Street. The central idea of the story is his strange obsession for one of his friend?s sister and his task at hand to fulfill a promise he made to her, hoping to win her over. The promise that is […]

Fitzgerald?s Personal Background Paralleled with the Charact

Fitzgerald?s Personal Background Paralleled with the Characters in The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald?s Personal Background Paralleled with the Characters in The Great Gatsby As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920?s, he used a variety of sources to develop the setting, themes and characters. Since Fitzgerald lived through the corrupt era of […]

Bone Loss Conditions, Prevention, Treatment

Bone Loss Conditions, Prevention, Treatment Bone loss conditions, prevention and treatment This essay will address several types of bone loss diseases and the pros and cons of treatment or prevention techniques. I will first explore what the characteristics of healthy bone are and what the loss of bone mass and density can mean to a […]

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti During the twentieth century, the world of Italian design achieved their identity as the ?design capital of the world?. The evolution of Italian design was equally impacted by the rise of Fascism between the World Wars, the emergence of new ideological approaches towards design, and technological advancements. However, no other element influenced Italy?s […]

Grapes Of Wrath

Grapes Of Wrath THE GRAPES OF WRATH The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930?s lived under. The novel tells of a family known as the Joads migration west to california through the great economic depression of […]


Frankenstein The character named Victor in the book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly, is a likable figure. His demeanor on the whole was very pleasant as he grew from a boy into an adult. Victor?s passion for the sciences is very strong, and had stayed studious in his youth. Victor?s mother died when he was […]

Animal Farm

Animal Farm George Orwell?s Animal Farm expressed the idea that a utopia, such as communism, cannot work. The animals in this story were supposed to represent the leaders and the people of Russia. The pigs represented the government who said everything was for the good of the people, but they really just wanted to be […]

Nerver Ending Story Vs Glass Menagerie

Nerver Ending Story Vs Glass Menagerie 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 like […]

Appearance Vs. Reality In Hamlet.

Appearance Vs. Reality In Hamlet. In Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare examines the differ-ence between appearance and reality. The problem of what is real and what is not is established from the beginning of the play to the end. The play starts outside the castle, where three guards witness the appearance of a Ghost […]

Islamic Ceramics

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Cruel Intentions vs. Dangerous Liaisons

Cruel Intentions vs. Dangerous Liaisons Separated by age and vastly different times, both Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions relay a social prejudice towards women that are identical despite contrasting setting details. In each time period, a preconception of a “real” ladys character drives the female characters to wear “masks” of conformity. This, they feel, society […]

Life Of Leonardo

Life Of Leonardo Leonardo was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence. He was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. In the mid-1460s the family settled in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence, a major intellectual and artistic center of Italy, could […]

Choosing A Pet

Choosing A Pet Choosing a pet can be a difficult process. By choosing a pet, one must have the appropriate amount of space, a strong budget, and be able to spend enough time with the pet. A variety of pets have high or low demands for these needs. First of all, space is an important […]

George Orwell

George Orwell 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 the flat broke. Orwell not only wrote about this lifestyle, he explored and spent quite some time living amongst the poor. He spent […]


Beloved Beloved Toni Morrison?s, Beloved, is a complex narrative about the love between mothers and daughters, and the agony of guilt. ? It is the ultimate gesture of a loving mother. It is the outrageous claim of a slave.? These are the words, of Toni Morrison, used to describe the actions of Sethe, the central […]

A Deeper Look At ?Neighbors?

A Deeper Look At ?Neighbors? In the story ?Neighbors?, a man and a woman?s true nature is revealed when nobody is watching. Bill and Arlene Miller are introduced as a normal, ?happy,? middle class married couple, but they feel less important than their friends Harriet and Jim Stone, who live in the apartment across the […]

Article Review for Hope Leslie

Article Review for Hope Leslie Article Review for Hope Leslie Bell, Michael Davitt. ?History and Romance Convention in Catharine Sedgwick?s Hope Leslie.? American Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 2, Part I (Summer, 1970). 213-221 Michael Davitt Bell is a renowned literary researcher whose scholarly work has been mostly focused on nineteenth-century American fiction. He received his […]


Picasso Picasso Pablo Picasso was one of the most interesting artists of his times, and by far was one of the most influential people in art history. Picasso was a man of many different abilities and attributes, which he contributed to the art community in numerous ways. First, Picasso was an extraordinary man for his […]


Penguin Myopic little men in tuxedos, or highly efficient land/water animals Recent research indicates theres more to penguins than meets the eye. If youve every wondered what it would be like to be able to see as clearly under water as you can on land, just ask the nearest penguin.Most aquatic animals are short-sighted on […]


Odyssey-penelope Penelope was the paragon of marital devotion and fidelity. Penelope showed us exactly of how women?s character was to be played out. They were beautiful, intelligent, and submissive to their husbands and/or other men. The fact that Homer continuously mentions Penelope?s beauty shows us that this feature was expected of a woman. A quality […]

Young Goodman Brown

Young Goodman Brown Use Your Illusion In this time and age, people have become accustomed to disappointment and disillusionment from the figures that instill purpose and values into their lives. Be it Clinton?s parade of sex, lies and who knows maybe videotape to priests who enjoy the inappropriate company of young boys. People are jaded. […]

Sandro Botticelli

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A Modest Proposal Indeed

A Modest Proposal Indeed “A Modest Proposal” grows out of Swift?s furious indignation, his disgust with English oppression, and his frustrations with Ireland?s poor. This, from an Englishman, is very surprising. Although, he too, was not all too fond of the Irish people, he tried to help them. Swift viewed his country as being cruel […]

Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitsgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its imaginative goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is common in many novels. This dream is different for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, […]

Huck Finn And Great Gatsby

Huck Finn And Great Gatsby The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby were set over 75 years apart, the central characters of the story have characteristics in common as well as their obvious differences. Huck Finn is a young adolescent boy, growing up with no one really caring about him in his life. […]

Origins Of Nursery Rhymes

Origins Of Nursery Rhymes The Origins of Nursery Rhymes The average and normal childhood of today may be full of toys, television, and video games, but when it comes time to go to bed a story is generally read. The stories can differ from fairy tales to simple stories that that teach lessons about life. […]

Beef Quality Assurance

Beef Quality Assurance The Beef Quality Assurance Program (BQA) is a voluntary program, in which beef producers hope to not only enhance their product, but also to increase marketability. Beef Quality Assurance Programs can identify potential problem areas and assist in avoiding potential product defects. Beef Quality Assurance Programs insure that through correct animal handling […]

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 […]

The Humphead Wrasse

The Humphead Wrasse The Humphead Wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus The Humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, is the largest member of the family Labridae and widely distributed across the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. It is found from the Red Sea and African coast, across the Indian Ocean and much of the Pacific, north to southern Japan and the […]


Atlantis Atlantis: We will never know Fantasy is a tough way to prove right in the twentieth century. The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped and people know and have knowledge of the earth?s existence though not proven right. Popular media has effectively played the so-called reality of the legend and the fantastic […]

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales Pilgrim Personalities Each character in ?The Canterbury Tales? has their personality described in the prologue. Later in the book they each tell a story. The character?s personality, lifestyle, interests, intelligence, vocation, and attitudes toward life and people are reflected in their tale. Each pilgrim?s description in the prologue is directly related to the […]

Catcher In The Rye

Catcher In The Rye Devotion to the Protection of innocence Innocence, Compassion, and some ?Crazy? Cliff A novel, which has gained literary recognition worldwide, scrutiny to the point of censorship and has established a following among adolescents, The Catcher in the Rye is in its entirety a unique connotation of the preservation of innocence and […]


Anthro Cannibalism REFERENCE TO THE NEANDERTHALS Cannibalism in Neanderthals Some scientists have arguably stated that Neanderthals had the tendency to be cannibalistic. Bones of Neanderthals have been found that appeared to be cut like animal bones, but it was hard to determine if the cuts had been from other Neanderthals or just animals chewing on […]

Charles Eastman

Charles Eastman A huge part of Indian culture has always been their knack for oral tradition. It what creates a link between the past civilizations and the current one, making all cultures link together through the use of stories and events that went on Oral tradition is scene in the book From the Deep Woods […]