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”)

Dr Faustus Explication

Dr Faustus Explication In the play Doctor Faustus (by Christopher Marlowe) the title character is faced with the decision of either selling his soul to Lucifer for earthly riches or repenting and living in heaven forever. Faustus goes through many periods of indecision, yet none is more noticeable than in his quiet thoughts near the […]

American Civil War

American Civil War The American Civil War ?Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal? (Barney 147). Abraham Lincoln?s famous opening statement of the Gettysburg Address shows the general attitude of the Northern United […]

How To Build A Fire, Tell Tale Heart Compare And Contrast

How To Build A Fire, Tell Tale Heart Compare And Contrast Compare and Contrast In this essay I will compare and contrast the protagonist in the two stories ?How to Build a Fire?, and ?The Tell Tale Heart?. ?How to Build a Fire?, is about a man on a mission to cross over the cold, […]

Union Sucession

Union Sucession The breakup of the Union was inevitable. The south was always going to secede; it was just a question of when. The southern and northern states varied on many issues. There were deep economic, social, and political differences between the north and the south. All of this was a different interpretation of the […]

Huck Finn Essay

Huck Finn Essay Huckleberry Finn Essay The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, tells the story of Huck?s travels down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave. Huck lived in a small town with his biological father, Pap; a drunk who had caused him […]

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation?18121815,ยท1861180000,18000 Issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery, […]

Middle Ages

Middle Ages Middle Ages The idea that the Middle Ages were “dark ages” has been exaggerated a lot. In fact the Middle ages are split into three distinct time periods, which were all quite different from each other. There are the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages. Despite the reputation for being a time when […]

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. A excellent politician, Lincoln was always looked upon for leadership for […]

Call Of The Wild

Call Of The Wild Call Of The Wild The main character of the novel, The Call of the Wild, is a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix, named Buck. As I read the book, I found out that Buck can be very loyal and trustworthy to his master, if his master is loyal to him. […]

Immigrants Making Their Way To Freedom

Immigrants Making Their Way To Freedom Ellis Island received thousands of immigrants a day from 1840 to 1924. Great steamships of the early 20th century transported faces of thousand nations to the New York Harbor. There were Russian Jews with fascinated beards, Irish farmers who carried marks of hard work from their home land, Greeks […]

Neoclassical Painting, Architecture And Literature

Neoclassical Painting, Architecture And Literature Neoclassical Painting, Architecture, and Literature Neoclassicism was an artistic movement that affected painting and architecture in away that mimicked classical art as well. The ideas of balance, harmony, and idealism resurfaced and became extremely popular once again. In English Literature, more people were demanding conservative, moralistic and religious toned pieces […]

Cyprus internment camps

Cyprus internment camps  ,109381500 Cyprus internment camps were camps run by the British government for internment of Jews who had immigrated or attempted to immigrate to Mandatory Palestine in violation of British policy. There were a total of 12 camps, which operated from August 1946 to January 1949, and in total held 53,510 people. [1][2] […]

Brave New World Connotation

Brave New World Connotation Brave New World is a controlled society that places restraints upon its citizens which results in the need for a depressant (soma) to ensure compliancy. The depressant grants relaxation and an escape from reality to anyone taking it. Soma is used as a replacement for LSD, Opium or Speed which are […]

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Ernest Hemmingway uses several types of styles of writing in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. He created a short story, using only the minimum building blocks necessary to accomplish the job of telling a story. He uses simple diction, usually consisting of Anglo-Saxon, as opposed to the Latin […]

Brave New World

Brave New World Brave New World- Lenina Crowne (Major) Lenina is a very pretty girl that works in the hatchery. She is emotional, naive, and capricious, and falls in love with John the Savage. It is implied that Bernard Marx, member of the Psychology Bureau and main character, loves her. Lenina, however, is dating Henry […]

JFK Assassinatoin

JFK Assassinatoin John F. Kennedy Assassination November 22, 1963, will always be recognized as one of the saddest days in the history of the United States. That was the day that the promising political career of John Fitzgerald Kennedy was ended with the now infamous shots in Dallas, Texas. John F. Kennedy was traveling in […]

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

The Mayor Of Casterbridge In the Mayor the Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy presents Michael Henchard as a dynamic character, who, over the course of the novel, slowly changes from a selfish prideful young man into a downtrodden poor old man. This metamorphosis can be seen in myriad instances throughout the novel. It is through these instances […]


Kennedy Kennedy came to office with flair. He offered a new vision and a new frontier for America. He also inherited a secret war in Cuba, a Cold War with the Soviet Union and China, and an emerging crisis in Southeast Asia. He preferred a flexible security strategy over Eisenhowers heavy-handed nuclear threats. Flexible Response […]

Pop Art

Pop Art Pop Art Pop art was a movement that wasn?t so much a style, as a shared viewpoint about the artist?s modern environment. Some believe that pop art came about as a direct reaction against abstract impressionism. But the art is deeper than simply a rebellion; it allows a new perspective on culture. This […]

Malcolm X

Malcolm X Throughout the years one can see that the construction of black identity has changed due to white political and social conditions. It is true that white racism has had great influence on the identity of blacks through especially through segregation. Blacks have used this development of identity to resist, defend, and adapt to […]

Jane Austen

Jane Austen Jane Austen In Jane Austen?s books she is not only the official role, but also the narrator or commentator. She also has an active and controlling presence in her books. Austen presents a style that is fiction and is created out of naturalism. When you read the final product, the book seems real […]

Uncle Toms Cabin

Uncle Toms Cabin Modern research seems to prove what novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe said with her 1859 novel Uncle Tom?s Cabin. The dehumanizing experience of slavery affects every member of society. Many African American humans were really affected by slavery. Slavery was a problem that faced all Americans in the years prior to the American […]

Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks Black Elk Speaks Greed is a large part of the American culture whether we realize it as a society or not. Many countries around the world view the United States as a selfish country that does what it wants on a global scale, and does not share or allocate its predominate wealth. […]

Materialism And Consumerism In The 1920s

Materialism And Consumerism In The 1920s A crucial transformation to the structure of American culture during the 1920s was the rise of consumerism and materialism. As the country experienced an extraordinary economic boom, the outlook of America shifted. People began receiving higher wages, and there was a sudden increase of spending on discretionary goods which […]

Men Are From Mars Wome Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars Wome Are From Venus Men and women are different, that is understood. Please, just stop writing about it. There?s so many books, and articles for men to understand women and vice versa. Honestly, I believe they are all a waste of trees. We will never fully understand how the other sex […]

White Fang

White Fang White Fang is an endearing story of a young man and the dog that he befriends on his journeys to find fortune in the harsh Yukon. Jack London presents this classic tale of the gold rush to the American Northwest. Jack London grew up in the seedier part of his town. He saw […]

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel The chapel was built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere. A basic feature of the chapel itself, so obvious that it is sometimes ignored, is the papal function, as the popes chapel and the location of the elections of new popes. Furthermore, the building was in […]

Nine Eleven

Nine Eleven Nine Eleven As a young girl I listened to both civilian and military planes soar overhead. I soon became accustomed to the sound, and never really paid much attention to it. That is until September 11, 2001. My country stood in shock as terrorists viscously attacked the two World Trade Center Towers and […]

Landscape Imagery, Tess Of The Durbyvilles

Landscape Imagery, Tess Of The Durbyvilles In the novel, Tess of the d?Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, the author uses landscape imagery to convey the message that nature is not the Eden that many believe it is. Nature is not only a perfect place that causes humans to spiritually feel goodness and peace, but in fact, […]

Yellow Wallpaper

Yellow Wallpaper This story is about a woman who fights for her right to express what she feels, and fights for her right to do what she wants to do. The narrator in this short story is a woman whose husband loves her very much, but treats her with such neglect that she cannot take […]


Renaissance The Renaissance was a time when humanity began to rise from the intellectual decline of the Middle Ages. During this time, scholars began to look to the ideals of the ancient philosophers of the classical world, a time of high standards and of human achievement. During this Renaissance, or ?Rebirth,? there were many historical, […]

The Two Towers

The Two Towers Main Characters- Frodo Baggins, a hobbit, the main character of the story, the bearer of the evil ring, sent to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom. He is very strong, but has trouble sometimes making choices, and sometimes makes wrong ones, wields Sting the dagger of his Uncle Bilbo Baggins. […]

The Paschal Mysteries And Fear Through Time And The Paintbru

The Paschal Mysteries And Fear Through Time And The Paintbrush To Supp, To Murder, To Believe The Paschal Mysteries and Fear through Time and the Paintbrush Before being moved to another part of the museum, Salvador Dalis The Sacrament of the Last Supper(see Appendix A) hung on a stairway landing between the East and West […]

The Wild Duck

The Wild Duck C.R The Wild Duck The contrast between realism and idealism is a central theme depicted in Ibsen?s play, The Wild Duck. Both opposing forces of thought are represented by various characters in the play. Gregers Werle is characterized as the quintessential self-righteous idealist throughout the play. He has preconceived notions on how […]

Thomas Kinkade – Geniune Or Poser

Thomas Kinkade – Geniune Or Poser Thomas Kinkade, artist or businessman This is the question that the three reviews by Karal Ann Marling, Brooke Cameron, and Mark Pohlad are basically arguing. Kinkade?s paintings and other works usually consist of a little house with the lights on. His work gives a sense of light and warmth […]

Alger Hiss Case

Alger Hiss Case In August 1948, Whittaker Chambers, charged that Alger Hiss, was a Communist spy. Chambers claimed that he and Hiss had belonged to the same spy group and that Hiss had given him secret State Department documents. This group was a network of American spies recruited by the Soviet Union to collect useful […]

Profitable Collusion

Profitable Collusion Profitable Collusion Several themes can be derived from Bessie Head?s, ?The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses?. Possibly, the most apparent, prefabricated theme is strength in numbers; however, the setting, time period, motivations, underlying political implications, and the characters imply more. The theme becomes easily describable as profitable collusion. ?The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses? takes […]

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God One German poet metaphorically described love, ?Love is a flower of life?. Can love be the most beautiful aspect in one?s life Can anyone live a life without love No one can actually give a lucid answer to this question since everyone gives a different value to love. However, at […]

Love In Les Miserables

Love In Les Miserables Love in Les Miserables Love may be the most intriguing and used theme in all of literature. The power of love is overwhelming; it can make a crude ruler cry, it can bring a fierce warrior to his knees, and it can make the meanest man sweet again. Love is present […]

2001 A Space Odyssey

2001 A Space Odyssey 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY Type of book: Arthur C. Clarke, 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, RoC penguin group, 1993 pp. 236 Description of main characters: David Bowman: David was the captain of the Discovery spacecraft. He was sent on a mission to reach the planet of Saturn. HAL: HAL (for Heuristically programmed […]

Van Gogh

Van Gogh As a project, my senior year of high school, we were asked to write a fifteen page report on a historical figure. I choose to write it on Van Gogh, emphasizing on Starry Night. The more I got into Van Gogh?s work the more I became fascinated with the man behind the paintings. […]

American Industry

American Industry The Industrial Giant Known as America Many factors led to America having a tremendous rise in industry. The five points that made the most impact were technology, mass distribution and production, education, railroads, management ideas and structure, and immigrant labor. These five points not only improved the existing industry, but they revolutionized how […]

Visual Art Types

Visual Art Types The evolution of art first began in a workshop environment and was considered techne, making according to a plan. It was a collaboration of many artists working together even though many early pieces are credited to one artist. At the time, there was no distinction between art and craft. Art was purely […]

The Anti-Federalist

The Anti-Federalist The Anti-Federalist The writer of federalist #51, most likely Alexander Hamilton, makes several great arguments in this document. However, there are certain flaws present in the writing. Hamilton makes a good point when he says that the ideal way of appointing the entire government would be to have the American People vote for […]


Emerson-Melvil While some literature simply entertains, other literature tries to raise, consider, and answer questions about life?s fundamental purpose, to get at fundamental truth. One author who writes in such a manor is Herman Melvil, author of the popular novel Moby Dick . Melvil used symbolism to raise questions about life in the novel. A […]

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying The Death Penalty Many controversies exist surrounding the use of the death penalty in the American criminal justice system. While reading A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, I came across several key points that reflect many of the arguments associated with these controversies. One example that caused me to […]

Enders Game

Enders Game ENDERS GAME Enders Game by Orson Scott Card was an excellent book. It starts from Enders point of view then shifts quickly to 3rd person. His entire reason for being born was to save the planet from the buggers, insect looking aliens. On a usual morning he is eating breakfast with his family […]

The Facade Of The Roaring 20s

The Facade Of The Roaring 20s The Twenties: Facade and Reality The twenties was a very unusual time period in American History. It was a time of fun and partying. This is probably the reason it is called the Roaring Twenties. In the twenties, industry took a very big step. The automotive industry was the […]

Leonardo Compared With Piero