The Scopes Trial

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Huck Finn

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American history from 1640-1720

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1984 A Futuristic Novel

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George Washington

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Mona Lisa

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Great Depression

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Illusion Vs. Reality In Glass Menagerie

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Industrial Revolution

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Sonny Blues

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Short Story Analysis – A&P

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Ethan Frome Essay

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The Life And Works Of John Dryden

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Drugs Perfection Since the beginning of time, society has constantly been competing with one another. Every human being is always trying to be, better than his/her neighbour. No matter what the task at hand, humans essentially believe that they can achieve bigger and better things, and eventually reach perfection. Perfection is defined as being a […]

Johnd D.Rockefeller Captain Of Industry

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Matisse Picasso

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Ku Klux Klan

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Inferno & Canterbury Tales

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The Rocking Horse Winner

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A Senior Recital Featuring Jennifer Mulhern

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The Red Cross

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Analysis Of I Tituba Black Witch Of Salem, The Crucible & Yo

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Animal Farm Analysis

Animal Farm Analysis Critical Analysis of Animal Farm by George Orwell Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1946. This story is about the Manor Farm in England, around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on this farm started their own revolution because they were so irritated with the way […]


Rubens Two painters that both worked under Spanish rule, Diego Velazquez and Peter Paul Rubens were considered two of the greatest painters in Europe. Diego Velazquez, being a more visual, rather then spiritual preferred, to paint portraits as well as genre scenes. His style one may consider calm, and easy on the eyes. Peter Paul […]

Native Americans

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Kwaidan Analysis

Kwaidan Analysis The concept of spirits and the afterlife is a common motif in many cultural works throughout the world. Within the Kwaidan selections, searching and aimless spirits, portray ghastly brutality as we read about them mutilating, murdering, and haunting without remorse. The theme of untamed brutality pervades throughout many tales in the Kwaidan selections, […]

The Stranger(review)

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A Separate Peace

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Prejudice and Racism

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The Irony Of Being A Hero

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The Role Of Women In Segu

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables Les Miserables The book I read was Les Miserables. It starts of talking about a convict, Jean Valjean, who just got discharged from prison. He goes around looking for a place to stay but every place turns him done. He comes across Bishop Myriels home. The Bishop allows Jean to stay there and […]

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon ?The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. This honor now beckons America-the chance to lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization.?1 These were words spoken by Richard Milhous […]

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird Jem Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird ?To kill a Mockingbird? by Harper Lee is set a small town called Maycomb in Alabama, in the 1930s. The community of Maycomb is of mixed ethnicity and like most places of that time the white people believe they were the dominant race. The […]

Death of a Salesman

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Influences Of Archaic Greek Statuary

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Segragation Of Black Muslims

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Mary Cassatt

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A Different Point Of View

A Different Point Of View A Different Point of View In literature there are many different points of views. In each story the author shows you what they think is important by giving you a certain point of view. Whether it is a first person or a third person point of view, there is always […]

Madame Bovary

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A Clean Well-lighted Place

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Elimination in Pinter?s The Dumb Waiter

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A Glimpse Of?Dulce Et Decorum Est?

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Hopeless Ambition

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The Constitution Of The USA

The Constitution Of The USA The Constitution of the United States set forth the nation?s fundamental laws. The youngest person that signed it was Jonathan Dayton, 26 years old and the oldest was Benjamin Franklin which was 81 years old. The first delegate to sign the Constitution out of thirty-nine was George Washington. It was […]


Michelangelo Michelangelo was born in 1475 in Caprese, Italy. He considered himself a citizen of Florence and requested that his body be buried there upon his death, which it was in 1564. If between these years, Michelangelo made his mark upon are through his painting, sculpture, architecture, and even poetry to become one of the […]

An Un-PAINE-ful Appeal

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A comparason of Finny in A Seperate Peace to Thomas Jefferso

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The Person Who Killed Abraham Lincoln

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Ethan Frome

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