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Things Fall Apart - Things Fall Apart Essay The book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe definitely has a fitting title. It explains how two cultures with different ideas and beliefs can clash and be intolerant towards one another. Most of the theme is developed through the plot of the story and through a man and his struggle against fear and anger (the main character, Okonkwo). Throughout the book he tries to resolve the problems that develop all around him and within himself. As the story progresses, conflict overwhelms him and leads to his downfall and the downfall of the Ibo culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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The Relevance of The Dead and The Soldier by Rupert Brooke in Modern Society - The Relevance of The Dead and The Soldier by Rupert Brooke in Modern Society In the poems, "The Dead" and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke, the two poems are related to modern society by the current issue such as the war in Iraq, which is still the largest issue that people see, hear and talk about. In the poems, the main themes, which relate to modern society, are patriotism, expecting to die and that death in war is a glorious thing to some people. In "The Dead", the theme of patriotism is shown by "…gave up the years to be of work and joy…" This quote means that they sacrificed their lived for their home country, England....   [tags: Papers] 435 words
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Hands, An Examination of the Protagonist - In Sherwood Anderson's "Hands", the protagonist, Wing Biddlebaum is portrayed as the towns' mystery who lives alone in a small house, and although he has been living in Winesburg Ohio for twenty years Wing "did not think of himself as in any way part of the life of the town" (213). Wing cannot express himself entirely. The reason for this is his hands. He is afraid of them and tries to keep them hidden from society and from himself. In this touching story the unjust allegations of a small community have stripped Wing Biddlebaum of his identity and have forced him to become a prisoner unto himself....   [tags: American Literature] 437 words
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Mother Any Distance by Simon Armitage - Mother Any Distance by Simon Armitage This poem is written by Simon Armitage in which he talks about the relationship between him and his mother and the great affect she had on his life. "you come to help me measure windows, pelmets, doors…". This shows that his mother helped him a lot whenever he needed someone to help him. The quote also shows us that he's moving into a new house because you would usually need to carry out these measurements when moving in, but even after he will be moving into a new house and away from her security, she is still there for him....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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certain slant of light - How Nature Brings Emotions of Solemnity The chief characteristic of this feeling drawn by the “slant of light” is its painful oppressiveness. "Oppresses," "weight," "hurt," "despair," and "affliction" convey this aspect. A large component in it is probably consciousness of the fact of death, though this is probably not the whole of its content nor is this consciousness necessarily fully formulated by the mind. Yet here we see the subtle connection between the hour and the mood....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Lincoln, Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska The city of Lincoln is the capital of the Cornhusker State, Nebraska. Lincoln is located in the southeastern part of the state, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Omaha. It lies in a shallow basin about 1,160 feet (355 meters) above sea level. Salt Creek and its tributaries thread through the basin. Lincoln serves as a center for educational, cultural, and religious institutions. The city also developed as the trade center for a wide agricultural area. In the city are the buildings that house the various departments of the city, county, and state governments, the state mental and orthopedic hospitals, and the state penitentiary....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Sheyann Webb - On August,13 1860, Pheobe Ann Moses was born to Jacob and Susan Moses in their one room cabin in Patterson, Ohio. When Annie was around 6, her father contracted pnemonia while traveling the 18 miles home from town in a blizzard, and died in the spring of 1866. Afterward, Susan had trouble supporting the six childen. After the three older children married and left, Mrs.Moses was forced to send the three younger children to neighbors' houses. One day while dusting the funiture, Annie decided to take down her father's gun and clean it....   [tags: essays research papers] 440 words
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Essay Outline on African Architecture - The reason I choose this title is that African Architecture has a close connection to nature, and the two cannot be separated. - African Architecture is an extension of Nature because it does not attempt to disturb or separate itself from nature. Instead, it attempts to complement nature and employ natural resources to accomplish its purpose. Context/Connection to Class: Context- The purpose of this presentation is to inform my fellow classmates about the main concepts that inspire African Architecture and to show how these concepts can have effective applications in modern society....   [tags: Architecture] 440 words
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Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour - The Roles of Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour The predominant feminist theme that stood out for me in the story 'Yellow woman' by Leslie Marmon Silko and 'The story of an hour' by Kate Chopin relates to the protagonists' expectations of fulfilling thier roles as wives. The two women struggle with what they should think, what is appropriate for them to feel in their circumstances and the obvious restrictions on their freedom. In 'Yellow woman', the protagonist struggles with her feelings for Silva and the nagging thoughts of her husband and her baby at home....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 441 words
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The Painted Door - The Tragedy - Ann and John, two characters from he short story "The Painted Door", do not have a very healthy relationship. John is a simple farmer who thinks the only way he can please his wife, Ann, is by working all day to earn money for her. However Ann would prefer him to spend more time with her. Their relationship is stressed even further when Ann is left at home alone with nothing to think about but their relationship because John has to go to his father’s house. The terrible snowstorm accentuates Ann’s feelings of loneliness and despair....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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Free Essay: The Odor of Chrysanthemums - The Odor of Chrysanthemums The locomotive engine may be symbolic of Walter. It is an overwhelming thing, strong and powerful, the way that Walter is a huge part of her life. However, it is also impersonable and cold, just as her relationship to her husband is. Her moments with her husband, like "the winding engine" are hurried "with brief pauses" (2113). Lawrence describes their intimacy as an "exchanging of nakedness," but without any real connection for long periods of time. The color red seems to symbolize death....   [tags: Chrysanthemums Essays] 442 words
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Ann Petry’s Short Story Like a Winding Sheet - Ann Petry’s Short Story "Like a Winding Sheet" In Ann Petry’s 1945 short story "Like a Winding Sheet,". Johnson is a black male struggling with racism and societal pressures. Johnson faces many challenges. As one reads, one cannot help but feel his anger, frustration and tenseness. Petry tells it in the following way, "The knowledge that he had struck her seeped through him slowly and he was appalled but he couldn’t drag his hands away from her face." Petry goes on further to tell us, "He had lost all control over his hands." This rage Johnson is experiencing is described as a "winding sheet"....   [tags: Ann Petry Winding Sheet Essays] 443 words
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Why Is Religion Important - Why is Religion Important. Religion is the one element of life that has connected the races and societies of the world for hundreds of years. It has given meaning to lives that may seem otherwise hopeless. Religion has provided for a universal language and culture among those who believe in a higher power. The spirit or being receiving the worship and praise may not be the same, but the practices are usually similar and serve the same purpose--to give direction, insight, courage, and a divine connection....   [tags: essays research papers] 443 words
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Senator Orrin Hatch: the Computer Terminator - Senator Orrin Hatch is digging hole much to deep. Hatch has proposed legislation to "destroy" the computers of copyright violators using P2P (peer to peer) networks. Yes, that's right. A member of the United States government is "interested in doing that [destroying personal property]. After all "That may be the only way you can teach someone about copyright...That would be the ultimate" lesson learned (McCullagh). Not only is destroying personal property, dare say, illegal, bringing about technology to do so would be brainless....   [tags: Current Events] 443 words
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Use of Logic in Monty Python and the holy grail - Monty Python and the Holy Grail Logic affects our lives everyday. We use it both subconsciously and consciously to make decisions which can be as important as our careers, or as insignificant as what to eat for lunch. Logic can also be used in other ways. Ironically, others’ bad logic can result in us learning something just as much as we learn from our own bad decisions. This is shown in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. One example of this ironic use of logic is with the trial of the witch....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Ignorance in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, is about what this world will become if we continue to disregard knowledge and focus on the irrelevant parts of life. In the novel, books are burned rather than read, knowledge is feared rather than pursued, and no one is happy. In this world, reading is a crime, but for some people in this novel, it is a way of life. Bradbury is suggesting that reality is not far from the world he has depicted in this book, and that soon, ignorance may be valued over knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 444 words
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Racism in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Racism in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad In recent years, the debate over the merits versus the racial shortcomings of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has raged hot. Many, notably David Denby and Chinua Achebe, have come down on one side or another of the issue. I contend, with the help of the written opinions of Denby and Achebe, that Heart of Darkness, while racist in its views, is nonetheless a valuable and commendable work of art. In 1975, celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart, 1958) gave a lecture at the University of Massachusetts condemning Heart of Darkness as "an offensive and totally deplorable" book that should not be considered a work of art....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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Middleware - Middleware In the past several decades, a trend has emerged where mid to large size corporations have needed to integrate their existing mainframe systems with their newer PC based information systems. With this shift in focus toward PC based communications and productivity software that became available on the market, companies scrambled for ways to tie PCs and mainframes together. This created the need for middleware. Companies discovered that the hardware and programming, involved in maintaining mainframe systems, was too costly to replace overnight....   [tags: essays research papers] 446 words
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The Nature of Evil in What Were They LIke and Vultures - The Nature of Evil in What Were They LIke and Vultures The two poems, 'What Were They Like' and 'Vultures' make the reader think carefully about the nature of evil due to the use of poetic devices by the authors Chinua Achebe and Denise Levertov, the way in which each poem is structured and presented and also the way in which evil is shown in each poem. The poem 'Vultures' portrays a contrast between good and evil, it shows how the two elements can be linked even through complete dissimilarity....   [tags: English Literature Levertov Achebe Essays] 446 words
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Childhood Dreams To Adulthood Reality - Nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality. The Childhood dream world resides with the subconscious stream of images and ideas, and are perpetually modified and refined throughout our lives. This continuance is in accordance with an ever evolving self enlightenment, and includes a strong influence from our interactions with others. That is, the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood is subject to constant internal and external changes, guiding a spiritual journey from the conception to the culmination of our desires....   [tags: Dreams] 446 words
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War With Iraq - War With Iraq Have you ever took aside time to the and wonder why is the United States of America still in the war with Iraq and what do they have to gain out of the war. Is it because the United States of America is trying to go after the oil supply that Iraq contains or is it just simply that they are trying to prevent any future terrorist attacks from happening. It is arguing in the article “War With Iraq” that the supporters of the war thinks that “it will prevent the risk of an attack by a weapon of mass destruction developed by Iraq (War).” In the article people who is opposed to the war think that there will be no benefit or anything gained and that the United States of America is just trying to get a hold of the oil supply that Iraq holds....   [tags: Article Review]
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Love - Love Love is difficult to define, difficult to measure, and difficult to understand. Love is what great writers write about, great singers sing about, and great philosophers ponder. Love is a powerful emotion, for which there is no wrong definition, for it suits each and every person differently. Whether love is between family, friends, or lovers, it is an overwhelming emotion that can be experienced in many different ways. People experience love for the first time by being part of a family. Family love is demonstrated through lessons of sacrifice, concern and compassion, from the cradle to the grave....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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The Wrong Love - The Wrong Love Scene 4.1 of A Midsummer Night's Dream is full of things that are easily changed, such as love. Demetrius, upon awaking in the forest, has changed his mind about his love of Hermia, and chosen Helena—"My love to Hermia/ Melted as the snow, seems to me now/ As the remembrance of an idle gaud…" (4.1. 162-164) It illustrates how quickly his love is gone and replaced. Demetrius' fickle love is also demonstrated by the following lines: "The object and the pleasure of mine eye/ Is Only Helena....   [tags: Papers] 448 words
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