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”)

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus Black Orpheus, to my surprise, is actually a re-imagining of the Greek myth of Orpheus, son of Apollo and Calliope. The original is a heartbreaking fatalistic tale of two lovers, who shortly after their marriage, were doomed to never be together?at least in this world, Black Orpheus is scarcely any different. Now as […]

Endangered Primates

Endangered Primates There are many endangered species in the world today. One species that is in danger of becoming extinct are primates. The primate species include prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans. One group of primates that are endangered is the great apes. Great apes are in danger due to many different reasons such as humans […]

Personal Statement

Personal Statement You want the job that you have to be something that you enjoy for the rest of your working life. Bobby, what do you want to do for the rest of your working life This was a question presented to me early in my sophomore year. I answered sarcastically to this question and […]

Dr. Jeckel And Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jeckel And Mr. Hyde The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one that would have the most intelligent person thinking out loud to himself, ?What the heck is going on in this story? The way the story flows is in many ways, like a suspense movie where the audience wonders what will […]

The Virginian

The Virginian ?… The Virginian?s Growth as a Character Good novelists carefully develop their main characters. Events and other characters in the novel shape the personality of the main character. In his novel, The Virginian, Owen Wister?s main character, the Virginian is bland and unattached early in the story, but gradually develops a complex personality. […]

Dr. Faustus

Dr. Faustus DOCTOR FAUSTUS AS A MORALITY PLAY Doctor Faustus has many features of a morality play: the conflict between good and evil, the creation of Good and Bad Angels, the Old Man as Good Counsel, the pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins and the appearance of Faustus? enemies to ambush and kill him. The […]

Life After High School

Life After High School?, Life After High School High school is a strange time. After three years of trying to develop identity and friends in middle school, students are expected to mature immediately on the first day of ninth grade, but I never did this. I never fully realized in the earlier grades how important […]

Walter Dorwin Teague

Walter Dorwin Teague In a time when money was little to be found and the effects of the depression had long since set in, the American people tried to do what they could to live happy lives. Movies and sporting events were good outlets, but none stacked up to gathering around with a group of […]

Why Did The US Enter WWI

Why Did The US Enter WWI1917?,19141917?, Why Did The US Enter WWI Why Did the United States Enter World War I World War I was a military conflict from 1914 to 1918. It began as a local European war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June […]

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a brilliant novel when discussing traditional African culture. It provides an anthropological method of explaining a heroic tale of an African man. This novel deals with a societal transformation that shattered a civilization. This piece of literature identifies the roles within a society in Africa […]

Amercian Politics

Amercian Politics  ?21:,:, At the dawn of the 21st Century, there three significant areas of American life where the color line has been weakened (if not entirely vanquished): organized labor, the United states Armed Forces and the civil rights movement. America is an individualistic, competitive society. 20th Century African Americans reflected those social values as […]

Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome Ethan Frome Ethan Frome is a story about a man who is torn between love and security. Ethan marries Zeena for security after he is left alone be his mother?s death. When Zeena becomes ill, Mattie, a female relation is sent for. During her years stay Ethan falls in love with her. The […]

Ben Franklin Notes

Ben Franklin Notes·,18?…… Ben Franklin One of the most influential writers of the Revolutionary Period was Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was responsible for many important inventions that totally changed everyday life. Franklin also wrote some of the most important works of the 18th century. In 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, this very important person in our country?s […]

Fahrenheit 451 Criitique

Fahrenheit 451: Criitique 1). Montag doesn?t know the truth about the past of firemen, because all of the history books about firemen have been burned. He believes that homes have always been fireproof. He doesn?t know that in the past firemen extinguished fires rather than set them. This illustrates Bradbury?s message that books give us […]

Church In The Middle Ages

Church In The Middle Ages The church was a major feature during the Middle Ages. Their life was centered around the Catholic Church. It grew with many importances to the people in the Middle Ages, and if it weren?t for the church, everything would have been in terrible shape. During this time, Monks and missionaries […]

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire DESERT SOLITAIRE Desert Solitaire is widely regarded as the greatest and most definitive piece of work that Edward Abbey ever wrote. Desert Solitaire follows Abbey in his two summers as a ranger in south eastern Utah?s Arches National Monument. In his book Abbey shows disdain for the government that continues to help populate […]

Battle of New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans70,2000,  The Battle of New Orleans was a battle in the war of 1812, which happened on January 8, 1815. This battle was between about 6500 American troops, under the command of the American general Andrew Jackson and a British force of about 8700, commanded by the British general Sir Edward Pakenham. […]

Feminism In The Bell Jar

Feminism In The Bell Jar As a female in society, and especially in 1950?s America, going against the grain can be a most distressing, even dangerous feat. Woman are breed groomed and educated to be subservient to their husbands and raise their children to follow their footsteps creating a perfect patriarchal society. The Tragedy of […]

First Car

EssayFirst Car,””1896?6·,Quadricycle First Car One of the first cars completed in the early days of June on 1896, was the horseless carriage also known as the quadricycle. This sort of vehicle was high, black polished, also slab sided, with a small covered balcony projecting from the front to hold both persons inside. This car was […]

Medieval Architecture And Its Affects On Religion

Medieval Architecture And Its Affects On Religion Medieval Architecture and its affects on Religion During France?s Middle Ages, architecture evolved from Romanesque to Gothic styles. These designs were exemplified in the construction of the cathedrals. As the style of the cathedrals changed, so too did the society?s ideals about religion. The first style of Romanesque […]

Blacks and War

Blacks and War In the history of the United States, African Americans have always been discriminated against. When Africans first came to America, they were taken against their will and forced to work as laborers. They became slaves to the rich, greedy, lazy Americans. They were given no pay and often badly whipped and beaten. […]

Lucy The Elephant

Lucy The Elephant Lucy the Elephant is located in Margate, NJ. She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, a real estate developer with a gift for promotion. Standing six stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet metal, Lucy was more than an object of fright, she was a […]

Jamestown And Plymouth

Jamestown And Plymouth Jamestown and Plymouth The first settlers of the 1600?s came to Jamestown in search of new land. Jamestown was in Virginia. This 17th century city was one of the few settlements that got us where we are today. Another discovering colony was the Plymouth colony, which discovered or founded the Americas. During […]

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It A Return ?In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There nothing can befall me in life-no disgrace, no calamity, which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bear ground; my head bathed by blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism vanish.? To each man there are […]

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was the code name for the US effort during World War II to produce the atomic bomb. It was named for the Manhattan Engineering District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Much of the early research was done in New York City. Sparked by refugee physicists in the United […]

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism is a modern art movement that flowered in America after the Second World War and held power until the dawn of Pop Art in the1960s. With this movement New York replaced Paris as the center of the art world. Abstract Expressionism has its roots in other earlier 20th century […]

America

America Immigration to America in the early 1900s In the eyes of the early American colonists and the founders of the Constitution, the United States was to represent the ideals of acceptance and tolerance to those of all walks of life. When the immigration rush began in the mid-1800?s, America proved to be everything but […]

Girl

Girl Throughout time mother/daughter relationships have had problems. On the mother/daughter relationship in the story ?Girl? by Jamaica Kincaid, is Dictatorial, Commanding, and Frustrating. Due to mothers indiscretions early on in there lives the daughters are forced to pay for them. The story the ?Girl? is a very good example of how the mother tries […]

American Revolution

American Revolution Causes of The American Revolution When history looks beyond the immediate cause of the American Revolution for the justifying principles, it is very soon brought back to the spirit of English liberty. The American Revolution occurred because of Great Britain?s failure to adjust to conditions brought on by the growth and development of […]

Seth Jones

Seth Jones There are only a couple of traits in Seth Jones?s character that I find believable. I find the fact that Seth is helping Alfred Haverland to save his daughter is a believable scenario. I also think the concern and caring for Mr. Haverland?s daughter is believable. Which speaks to Seth?s dominant hero traits. […]

Progressive Era

Progressive Era ?We are in a period of clamor, of bewilderment, of an almost tremulous unrest. We are hastily revising all our social conceptions. We are hastily testing all our political ideas.? This comment by Walter Weyl reflects the mammoth social and political changes that emerged during the turn of the previous century. During the […]

Art In Society

Art In Society The 1940?s through the 1960?s were not only some of the most socially and politically volatile times in American History, but were the catalyst for the numerous changes in which occurred in American Popular culture during these and following years. Instead of experiencing the trauma which resulted after World War I?s end, […]

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience ?Civil Disobedience?, a short story written by Henry David Thoreau, is a novel written about the early stages of the American government and policies Thoreau believed they should follow. Although this document was written in 1846 all of the points that Thoreau makes are still valid today. Thoreau was a strong supporter of […]

Assyrian Art And Culture

Assyrian Art And Culture Assyrian Art and Culture Art is an ancient and unique way of expression made with a creative skill giving the piece form and beauty that are often particular to a specific race and culture. Every culture has its own way of life, along with its own beliefs. These two points are […]

Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials Salem Witch Trials I chose to do my project on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The Salem Witch trials in Masachusets in 1692 resulted in 19 innocent men and women being hanged, one man pressed to death, more than 17 deaths in jail. It all began at the end of 1691 […]

Black Boy

Black Boy Black Boy, Richard Wrights autobiography, covers his childhood and early adulthood. It opens with four-year-old Richards rebellion against authority. At the time, Richard was restless and resentful of his mothers demand of silence. Richard accidentally burned down his grandparents house in his attempt to find something to occupy his time. After his mother […]

Colonization

Colonization Colonization The promise of new riches and the potential discovery of the fabled Northwest Passage were the primary objectives, which fueled the exploration of the New World. Yet these goals were not practical enough when the European nations decided to colonize the Americas. Apparently, “a prosperous and enduring colonial empire depended on self-sustaining economic […]

Byzantium Empire

Byzantium Empire Throughout history there have been many eras that both share similarities as well as differences in the areas of art and civilization. Two eras that illustrate this are the Roman Empire and the Byzantium Empire. In Rome there were three major art forms. The first was civil engineering, which involved building cities in […]

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl In the early 1900s, times were hard for people. Recovering from the first world war, where an overproduction of goods led to an extreme surplus of goods. This caused prices on goods fall dramatically. This was the beginning of the Great Depression. Contrary to it?s name, the Great Depression wasn?t really all […]

My Life With the Wave

My Life With the Wave Can a Man really be Happy With a Wave In the short story, ?My Life With the Wave,? the narrator of the story, which is also the main character, goes through a sequence of emotional transitions, all for the love of a wave. Three major traits of the narrator, are […]

The Plymouth Pilgrims And Hardships They Encountered

The Plymouth Pilgrims And Hardships They Encountered ?The cowards never started and the weak died along the way? This is very true pertaining to the Plymouth Pilgrims, who clearly had to possess courage, strength, and faith to make such a journey to America. The Pilgrims, or Separatists, of England wanted complete division from the Angelican […]

Cummer Museum

Cummer Museum The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens was started by Ninah M.H. Cummer in 1959. With more than 4,000 objects in its permanent collection it is the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida. Its artifacts cover tapestries, porcelain, painting and sculpture from the Middle Ages all the way through to the 20TH […]

Kkk

Kkk By: allen E-mail: midnighthaze212@aol.com The Ku Klux Klan, or KKK as known today, was started in the spring of 1866. Six Confederate veterans formed a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee. This KKK only lasted a short six years, but left tactics and rituals that later started in generations. (Ingalls, 9) The Klan was a […]

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe Suzanne M. Coil?s Harriet Beecher Stowe is a biography of one of the most influential women of the 1800s. Well-written and organized, the book is enjoyable and informative to read, although it does not go into detail about any facet of Stowe?s life. Coil?s sources for her book come mainly from other […]

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant was born April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to a very patriotic family who boasted American roots for generations. The son of Hannah Simpson, and Jesse Grant, the owner of a tannery, he was taken to nearby Georgetown at the age of one, and was […]

Flower Collage

Flower Collage The Flower Collage When I saw the flower collage finished, with the pictures already cut and shaped to fill in the empty space on the clean white page to form the collage, it was as if I had seen the flower collage photos for the first time. The photos vividly portrait the colors […]

Lake Erie Battle

Lake Erie Battle1813, War Of 1812 – Lake Erie Battle The War of 1812 was a cause from the Naval blockades from Great Britain, and American expansionism into Canada. This war was decided on the battlefield, as well as the oceans and the Great Lakes. The Royal Navy had blockaded many of the harbors of […]

Eragon

Eragon Eragon The author Christopher Paolini wrote Eragon at the age of 15. The story takes place in a huge kingdom called Alagaesia where the evil Dragon Rider emperor, Galbatorix, rules with his black dragon, Shruikan, and the Thirteen Forsworn Riders that followed Galbatorix. In this kingdom, a boy by the name of Eragon lives […]

Decleration of Independence

Decleration of Independence Rafi Jacobs A.P. American History Report About two months ago I still thought that the Declaration of Independence was something written a few hundred years ago, and was very famous, but had no real historical value. I just thought it was a nice thing, and after it became famous was adapted as […]