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Eulogy for Mother - Eulogy for Mother When I was a young boy, there were three words that my mother said to me each morning, five days a week, nine months a year for 12 years....RISE AND SHINE, she would say. It meant we were to get up for another day of school. If I had known then, what I know now, there would have been about five words I would have said to her each time. My mother didn't have the benefit of a good, solid education. But, she was the smartest person I've ever known. She didn't have a diploma or degree from any school or university....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 975 words
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father On behalf of my family, I want to thank you all for joining us here today to celebrate John’s long and amazingly fruitful life—a life of love extended, commitments kept, and faith observed. John was born in Boscobel, and lived the vast majority of his life in this town. This church is the only church where this ceremony could have been held, and you, his family and friends, are all that he would have asked for today. John was a responsible, loving son to his parents, and played a large and loving role in the lives of his Aunt Catherine, his sister Mary and her family, and his sister-in-law Patricia and her family....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 976 words
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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero Of Julius Ceasar - “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”(Aristotle). It should be noted that the Heroes downfall is his own fault as a result of his own free will, At times his death is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss, because it results in greater knowledge and awareness. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father This is the last of three formal memorials for my father. The first was in the surroundings of his last years, at his country church in Virginia, among his family and neighbors. The second was in the surroundings of his first years, among the boxwoods in Murfreesboro, in the presence of a large number of his buried ancestors and a smaller number of his living descendants. Today we gather to remember the middle years of his life, the years at Harvard which he considered his greatest, and which many now consider Harvard's greatest....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 984 words
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The Life Of Sylvia Plath - The Life of Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath's life, like her manic depression, constantly jumped between Heaven and Hell. Her seemingly perfect exterior hid a turbulent and deeply troubled spirit. A closer look at her childhood and personal experiences removes some element of mystery from her writings. One central character to Sylvia Plath's poems is her father, Professor Otto Emile Plath. Otto Plath was diabetic and refused to stay away from foods restricted by his doctor. As a result , he developed a sore on his left foot....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eulogy for Grandfather - Eulogy for Grandfather When I was little, if you couldn't find me, I could be anywhere— up a tree, under the covers, in the closet, even hiding in the bathroom where I couldn't be disturbed... but almost always with a book. Friends even through college would ask how it was that I gobbled up words like peanut butter. Usually, I would just shrug and say, “I have no idea where it came from!” Thinking back, though, it's so obvious— how could I miss it. My GungGung took such an amazing interest in books that one of my lasting childhood memories is him sitting in that armchair in the corner of the Ross Road house, under a pool of lamplight, poring over some biography of a thousand pages....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 993 words
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The Life and Works of James Joyce - Ulysses James Joyce was a renowned Irish author and poet most known for writing the book Ulysses which parallels the events of The Odyssey in a variety of writing styles. Although Ulysses is considered his magnum opus his other works including Dubliners, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake are held in high esteem by many. Joyce was born in the Irish city of Dublin on the second of February, 1882 and was baptized by the order of his catholic mother and father three days later....   [tags: drinking, family, characters]
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Eulogy for Grandfather - Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather will be remembered as a hardworking and modest man. He had simple needs. He was forthright and honest, a person with humble beginnings who placed a great value on education and friendship. I will remember him as the only grandparent I ever knew. I will remember him as a man who was content with what life had given him. He never asked for much and in the years I knew him, he lived a simple life. My grandfather's lifetime could be divided into three different parts....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1021 words
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The Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes - Langston Hughes was one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, which was the first major movement of African- American life and culture. Hughes was influenced by living in New York City's Harlem, where his literary works helped shape American literature and politics. Hughes strong sense of racial pride helped him promote equality, celebrate African- American culture, and condemn racism through his poetry, novels, plays, essays, and children's books (America’s Library)....   [tags: african american culture, spanish civil war]
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The Influential Work of Paul Laurence Dunbar - The Influential Work of Paul Laurence Dunbar Many writers begin writing and showing literary talent when they are young. Paul Laurence Dunbar, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, was already editor of a newspaper and had had two of his poems published in the local newspaper before he’d graduated from high school. His classmate, Orville Wright, printed The Tattler which Dunbar edited and published for the local African American community. After graduating from high school, he was forced to get a job as an elevator operator which allowed him spare time for writing....   [tags: Dunbar, Poetry]
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The Importance of the Warrior Class Exposed in Funeral Oration of Pericles - There are two important matters that the "Funeral Oration of Pericles" proves, these two matters are, the great respect that Athenians have for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The following paper discusses the way of life of Athenians and how the Funeral Oration of Pericles influenced it. It is a well-known fact that the Athenians had a great deal of respect for the warrior class and believed them to be among the top members of their society....   [tags: Funeral Oration of Pericles]
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Julius Caesar Essay: Brutus's and Antony's Speeches - Brutus's and Antony's Speeches in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a tragic story of the dog and the manger. After Caesar is killed Mark Antony, a good friend of Caesar, plots to revenge his bloody death. He knows there is strength in numbers, and through a speech at Caesar's funeral, Antony plans to win the crowd of Rome and turn them against Brutus and the other conspirators. Cassius is one of the leading conspirators and is weary of Antony; Brutus is confident that there is nothing to fear, but he speaks before Antony at the funeral just to be safe....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays] 1039 words
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Hamlet - A Eulogy - Dearest friends, family and the people of Denmark. We gather here today to mourn the loss of the noble prince, loyal son and true friend, Prince Hamlet. But we are not here only to mourn, but to reminisce the times we have spent with him, both the good and the bad and to remember him as the person he was. Prince Hamlet did not live a very fortunate, on the contrary his final weeks were filled with a tragedy none of us should have to bear, but he lived his life to the full and I am sure that he has, in some way touched the lives of all of us here today....   [tags: essays research papers] 1044 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend My name is Deborah, and I’m one of Ron’s many friends. Karen asked me to share about Ron from a biker’s point of view. At many memorial services, eulogies are sort of like fish stories. Mean people are suddenly remembered as good-natured, self-centered people as generous, sinners as saints. Positive traits are exaggerated, negative ones swept under the rug. But today, it’s not necessary to stretch the truth. With Ron, what you saw was what you got. He refused to play games with people, and he was adamant that he “didn’t have time for nonsense” like politics and petty disputes....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1054 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother Theresa Smith was born on December 3, 1925 in Materson, NJ. She died in Williamsville on March 2, 2005, at age 80. Theresa Smith was great grandmother of one, grandmother of five of us, mother of three, sibling of three sisters and two brothers, and wife to one great man, my grandfather, Ron Smith. It's hard for me to reflect upon my grandmother's life because I was part of it for a little less than half its span. A lot of ideas went through my head at a million miles an hour, few of them stuck with me....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1062 words
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Eulogy for Grandfather - Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather taught us so much. When my sister and I were little, he taught us how to paint with oils on smooth pieces of wood, instructing us on how to blend colors or make certain brush strokes, telling us that "there are no straight lines in nature," to help us paint better trees. He taught us how to work with clay, too, and made us our own clay-working tools. He taught us how to roll pennies from the piggy bank he'd fill up every week. He taught us about the birds flying into the birdfeeder next to the family room window....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1079 words
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Essay on Rewriting History in Henry IV - Rewriting History in Henry IV         The master of historiography is, perhaps, Shakespeare as evidenced by his History Plays. Whereas most writers merely borrow from history to fuel their creative fires, Shakespeare goes so far as to rewrite history. The First Part of Henry the Fourth follows history fairly closely, and Shakespeare draws this history primarily from Raphael Holinshed's Chronicle of England, Scotland, and Ireland and from Samuel Daniel's verse epic The Civil Wars (Abrams 823)....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]
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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer - Throughout the ages, men and women have been the center of myths and legends, becoming tragic heroes in large part due to the embellishment bestowed upon them over the ages. Perhaps, though, truth can be stranger than fiction. Pat Tillman was a man of many talents and virtues, never satisfied by the mediocre, striving for more excitement, more meaning, in his tragically short time on Earth, and lived out the phrase carpe diem to the letter. Even Pat Tillman had tragic flaws; his unwillingness to be average, his undying loyalty to family and country, and his unusually concrete set of morals all eventually led to his death....   [tags: Tragic Virtues, Death] 1085 words
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Michael Jackson's Eulogy Delivered by Al Sharpton - Persuasion is a commonly used communication technique that allows us to socially influence a certain topic positively or negatively. Its purpose is to help affirm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude. Sometimes the exact topic is very detectable in communication such as during debates but other times it displayed a little more subtly. Persuasion is more than just verbally speaking. Non-verbal communication such as body language, tone and pitch of the voice can also add to the affirmation of the topic....   [tags: michael jackson, music] 1091 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend Today we celebrate the life of my dear friend, Jerome. Jerome, you were my teacher, my mentor and my dear friend. You provided me your counsel and wisdom. You shared your joyous smile and laugh. You shared your zest for life and the passion for all those things that were important to you. I know you would want me to share my Jerome story with everyone. It is the story of a teacher and student, a mentor and a friend. In 1984, Jerome’s first year at Duke, I was a first year law student....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1102 words
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Eulogy for Daughter - Eulogy for Daughter My Dear Charity, Where do I start?  How do I begin a farewell when I still can't believe you're gone?  How do I say goodbye to a part of my soul. The day you were born I felt this indescribable love.  One I had never known before.  From the beginning of your life I never knew I could have a love that was so strong.  When you were an infant I told people how great you were and they said, "Yeah, but wait until she is two."  When you were two I told people how great you were and they said, "Yeah, but wait until she is ten."  When you were ten I told people how great you were and they said, "Yeah, but just wait until she is 16."  And now you are 16 and I am telling people...   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1105 words
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Music and The Civil Rights Movement - “It’s been a long, a long time comin’ but I know a change gon’ come.” These lyrics from Sam Cooke’s “Change Gonna Come” are few of many that were written during the Civil Rights Movement to help fuel the movement in the 1960s. Music was one of the largest influences in the Civil Rights Movement. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone could do it. You did not have to have a Master’s degree or a million dollars to become a musician. Very few, if any, of the artists with songs influencing the movement itself were multi-millionaires or famous for anything else....   [tags: Bob Dylan's Chimes of Freedom]
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father We are gathered here to give Dr. Jerome, my dad, a last formal farewell. We celebrate his life with the theme of "Choose Life". For throughout his life, dad consistently chose life. He has the God given virtue of seeing the possibility of life. In many circumstances when many are blind, he sees possibilities for more abundant life. His vision is so clear that it drives him to action. And he is a man of action. He always tells me that his actions are calculated risks. Only after his death have I come to understand what he means by calculated risk....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1111 words
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Poetry Reviews - 1. “Ballad of Birmingham” evokes emotion by the use of conflict, irony, and imagery throughout the poem. In the dialogue between the mother and daughter we see a child who wants her voice to be heard, and a mother who refuses her child’s request by insisting that she go to church: a place that the mother deems to be safe and free from the hatred that will come from the impending confrontation. Randall’s choice to use the ballad form along with his strong words help us to feel the mother’s fear for her child and we assume the mother knew, from stories of previous marches, that dogs, clubs, and fire hoses will be used on the peaceful protestors....   [tags: emotion, lyric poetry, Hughes] 1128 words
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Roman Women as Rational Human Beings - ... In having little to no previous experience or knowledge in performing these duties, “in a small household, a wife’s ability to estimate the family’s usage … could mean the difference between survival and starvation.” This shows that the Roman women had to not only learn how to preform these tasks but also to execute them in a manor that would ensure their family would continue to function and thrive. Whether young or fully matured, Roman women were able to display that they performed in a vital role to Roman society as well as within their households, which proves why they there were perceived to be rational human beings....   [tags: ancient civilizations, sociological analysis]
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Eulogy for Mother - Eulogy for Mother The Cost Death is not too high a price to pay for having lived.  Mountains never die, nor do the seas or rocks or endless sky. Through countless centuries of time, they stay eternal, deathless.  Yet they never live. If choice were there, I would not hesitate to choose mortality.  Whatever Fate demanded in return for life I’d give, for never to have seen the fertile plains nor heard the winds nor felt the warm sun on sands beneath a salty sea, not touched the hands of those I love – without these, all the gains of timelessness would not be worth a day of living and of loving; come what may.” - Dorothy N....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1142 words
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Eulogy for my Mother - I want to thank all of my Mother’s friends and family for being here today to celebrate her life and to mourn her death. I’m sure she would be thrilled to see all of you here and I know it would have meant the world to her. I suppose that the way that these things are supposed to go is that I recap her life and tell all of the good things about her and all of the great things she did, and there are many, but I can only tell you about what my mother meant to me. Everything good that is in me came wholly or in part from this woman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1143 words
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Julius Caesar: The Quintessence of a Tragic Hero - William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is the illustration of the demise of many respectable men. Typical of a tragedy, one character of high social standing experiences numerous downfalls brought on by a character flaw. This character is eventually brought to his or her knees by the misery and sorrow brought upon by these mistakes. It is at this point that the character realizes their flaws and changes their outlook. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, the tragic hero is Julius Caesar. In the play, Shakespeare molds Caesar’s character into an ambiguous personality....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1144 words
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank all of you for your compassion and for being present here today. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Mauri-Lynne, and I'm Lionel's daughter. Dad was devoted to every one of you. We all hope that you'll share your memories of him with us, if not today then in the weeks and months to come. My father was committed to the practice and preservation of Jewish life. His religious beliefs informed everything he did. Particularly fond of traditional music, he and I spent many hours listening to the treasured recordings he'd collected over the years....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1178 words
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Pericles’ Funeral Oration: Athenian Exceptionalism - ... He believes the division of political power equally amongst citizens inevitably leads to laws that benefit the Athenian people as a whole. This in turn increase overall equality, and by extension, social mobility. Such a government is a just government in the eyes of Pericles, and thus, a shining example of Athenian superiority. “[Athens’] administration favors the many instead of the few; this is why it is called a democracy. If we look to the laws, they afford equal justice to all in their private differences; if no social standing, advancement in public life falls to reputation for capacity, class considerations not being allowed to interfere with merit; nor again does poverty bar the...   [tags: government, democracy, military] 1181 words
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Octavian Augustus and his Military Success - ... Due to his new adoptive father, Octavius took a new name, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. However, many of the people that he was surrounded by simply called him Caesar, and nearly all historians call him Octavian from this point onward, to avoid confusion. Octavian began to move towards Rome from Apollonia, and as he travelled, he slowly gathered a small army of warriors, many of whom had supported Caesar in his previous attempts at expanding his empire. Octavian raised this army with the intention of defending his name from Antony, who was attempting to take over Julius Caesar’s vacant spot at the head of the empire....   [tags: kingdom, fighter, Julius Caesar] 1199 words
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Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer - Throughout the ages, men and women have been at the heart of myths and legends, evolving into tragic heroes in large part due to the embellishment bestowed upon them over the ages. From Odysseus and Achilles to Brutus, Hamlet, and King Lear, epic poems have revolved around the tragic hero. Pat Tillman was a man of many aptitudes and virtues, never satisfied by the mediocre, striving for more adventure, more meaning, in his tragically short time on Earth, and personifying the phrase carpe diem. Even Pat Tillman had tragic flaws; his unwillingness to be typical, his undying loyalty to family and country, and his curiously concrete set of morals amalgamated to set in motion Tillman’s eventual d...   [tags: Virtues, Aptitudes, Hero] 1202 words
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Eulogy for Son - Eulogy for Son The Death of a Child … Not many people realize that the death of a child is NOT in accordance to God’s NORMAL scheme of things. It is unnatural. God did not mean for a child to go first. A child buries the parent. Not the parent buries the child. Most people do NOT experience the pain and devastation of the death of a child. And I truly hope no parent will ever feel the death of their child because they do not deserve it. The pain and devastation are indescribable … and single persons – and even parents – will never feel this devastation until they experience losing a child themselves....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1205 words
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The Life of Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan - The Clarion Herald states, “Philip Matthew Hannan fifth of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Francis Hannan, was born in Washington, D.C.” (Clarion Herald 1). Archbishop Hannan was born on May 20, 1913 where he spent most of his young life. Tom Benson told the Clarion Herald, “Archbishop Hannan once told me that the New Orleans Saints were part of the unique culture and social fabric of our city. The same can be and must be said of him,” (Clarion Herald 35). New Orleans mourned the death of Hannan on Thursday, September 29, 2011....   [tags: Biography] 1211 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother The phone call came at 6:45 on the evening of the 16th. At 8:58 I sent out an e-mail message to friends about my Grandmother's death. Many of those friends are former and current church members of congregations I have served as pastor. By the next morning I was receiving e-mail messages back. The ones from former and current church members had a common theme. In addition to expressing their sympathy they all said that they felt they had known my grandmother: "We remember your grandmother from the stories you would tell us of her." That is the nature of memories....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1225 words
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Comparing the Speeches of Mark Antony and Robert F. Kennedy - Giving a successful speech, in any language, is a difficult yet gratifying skill. Great speeches can be inspiring, compelling, and even revolutionary – indeed, these speeches are deliberate, succinct, engaging, and unforgettable. Two examples of such great speeches in both literature and in history are Mark Antony’s eulogy in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Robert F. Kennedy’s On the Death of Martin Luther King. Through the speakers’ use of parallel structure, caesuras, and personal references – three stylistic devices and techniques – not only were both speakers able to embellish their speeches; it also allowed each speaker to deliver an even more powerful speech....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1252 words
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Socrates and Alcibiades - Philosophy and the Human Condition Socrates and Alcibiades In Plato’s Symposium, he describes the party which Agathon had several famous people of his time over for dinner. Those in attendance include Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, and Socrates. The party begins by the members of the party eating dinner and then beginning to talk to about love. Each person gives a eulogy of love. After everyone has spoken, including Socrates, Alcibiades enters and gives a eulogy of Socrates. The two agree on the nature of love in some ways, and disagree in others....   [tags: Philosophy] 1255 words
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Antony and Cleopatra - Love Story or Tragedy - Question `Shakespeare doesn't organize his tragedy as a drama of love between Antony and Cleopatra, but as a drama of the rise and fall of Antony in the struggle for world leadership'. What is your view. Answer Fundamentally, I disagree with this interpretation of the play. Indeed we do see the fall of the great Marc Antony but the play never actually depicts scenes of his rise to prominence. `Antony and Cleopatra' is renowned as one of the greatest love stories of all time and I align myself with this conception....   [tags: European Literature] 1266 words
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Stephen King is the King Of Horror - The King of Horror Films The Write Brigade Stephen King Research Paper Outline 1. Introduction a. Short biography b. Thesis Statement: Stephen King uses many different elements in order to scare his readers. The elements include supernatural elements, real life scenarios, and fear of the unknown. 2. How substance abuse and a childhood accident affected King’s creativity a. Heavy drinking b. Harder drugs c. Intervention and Sobriety d. Watching one of his friends getting hit by a train 3....   [tags: Literature] 1267 words
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Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin - Me and my Native Son “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin was published in the November 1955 issue of Harper’s magazine under the title “Me and My House,” but these two versions are not exactly the same. “Notes” is a dually focused essay, focusing on Baldwin’s relationship with his father, and focusing on Baldwin’s relationship with white America as well. This essay, in its pure form would appeal to anti-segregationists, but would infuriate many white Americans. In order for this essay to appeal to Harper’s Magazine’s primary audience, white upper class Americans, the focus of Baldwin’s relationship with white America was repressed, bringing out only the focus of Baldwin’s...   [tags: Race Segregation]
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Lenin's Death as the Beginning of a Period of Struggle for Leadership between the Leading Bolsheviks - Lenin's Death as the Beginning of a Period of Struggle for Leadership between the Leading Bolsheviks Lenin’s death marked the beginning of a period of struggle for leadership between the leading Bolsheviks, at the end of which Stalin emerged as the undisputed and unchallenged dictator. Divisions in the party over the future of the Revolution enabled Stalin to position himself in a place of power, providing him with opportunities to rid the party of his opponents from the left and the right....   [tags: Papers] 1276 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend My name is Rick. I live in Carmel, California, a place also known as paradise. I work at the US Naval Postgraduate School, as chairman of one of the largest operations research departments in the country. I completed my PhD degree in OR here at Georgia Tech, in 1975. John White (then new to Tech, now Chancellor of the University of Arkansas) gave me the kernel of an idea and, more importantly, he administered the one stiff kick in the rump that I needed to start my dissertation....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1289 words
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Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination - Following his brother’s footsteps Robert Francis Kennedy emerged as a powerful leader courageous enough to challenge the norms and make progress in unifying a nation. He was passionate in advocating equality and was pro-active in establishing the groundwork that was laid for much needed progress and change in the future. There is a strong and fond remembrance of Robert F. Kennedy for he was able to confront obstacles and challenges during a period of turmoil and respectfully address them, as he remained strong and committed to his beliefs....   [tags: events that changed American history] 1308 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend I'd like to say a few words of tribute to this special man, from me and on behalf of other close friends of his. When he heard the news of Alan's death, a mutual friend and colleague noted poignantly that Alan was a man that was non-judgmental. Alan accepted people largely for what they were and for who they were. Alan was a man without prejudice. His many friendships crossed the barriers of social position and educational background. And his spirit, his generosity, his warmth also reached through barriers of race and cultural background....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1316 words
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Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The play 'Julius Caesar' reaches a peak of tension at the point of the two speeches, and so it would seem whichever speech was enjoyed more by the crowd would make the speaker the more popular. This was in fact the case in the play. Mark Antony used better techniques of speech than Brutus and he prevailed in the end. After the conspirators have killed Caesar, Brutus agrees to let Antony perform a speech, which Brutus thought would be a eulogy....   [tags: Papers] 1322 words
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Our Impressions of Macbeth from Acts 1-3 - In Macbeth, the protagonist is a murderer from the beginning to the end of the play. However, through the use of soliloquies, aside, dramatic irony, imagery, choice of language and what other characters say about him, Shakespeare sculpts Macbeth into a walking contradiction, leaving the audience to vacillate between contrasting opinions of him. Through out eyes, Macbeth morphs continuously into different characteristics in the space of just a few lines- yet unlike a typical tragic protagonist, he remains as barbaric as he was at the beginning through to the end....   [tags: literary analysis, critical analysis] 1327 words
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Eulogy for Grandmother - Eulogy for Grandmother I'd like to talk today about my grandmother, Ruth Smith - about who she was, what she meant to us, and what this day means. Grandma was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Marshall. This might seem like a constrained life to some, but I don't think Grandma would have agreed, and I'd like to explain why. She was a person with great curiosity - she read all the time, she worked crossword puzzles every day, and she loved watching documentaries on television. In fact, she was working crossword puzzles right on up until the last month before she died, when she finally grew too ill to continue....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1337 words
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The Fault In Our Stars is a Novel by author John Green - ... The book ended with her reading the eulogy, which stated that he hoped that she was happy with the choices she made. Love Triumphs over Struggle and Hardship Augustus and Hazel had a heroic love story; they brought out the best in each other. Augusts showed Hazel that there was more to life than staying at home and letting the cancer consume you. Meanwhile, Hazel also brought the light back into Augustus's life when he had to stop playing basketball, he felt that there was something missing, and that was when he met her....   [tags: hazel grace lancaster, suffering] 1346 words
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Eulogy: Farewell to Democracy - On August 19, 1934, the funeral of democracy--which signified freedom, liberty, and equality--took place in Germany. The passing of the system was not a difficult experience but in fact expected. And, intimate friends gathered to bid farewell to democracy by casting votes. Ironically and unfortunately, the cause of the death was democracy itself, an election was held to dismantle the system. However, how could people silenced their own voice in how their country should be governed. With a disgraceful defeat in 1919, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles thus ending World War I but also igniting hatred, vulnerability and a dictator....   [tags: German History] 1347 words
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Eulogy for My Father - Before I begin I would like to thank all of you here on behalf of my mother, my brother and myself, for your efforts large and small to be here today, to help us mark my fathers passing. I am honoured to be here. I am honoured to be here to speak to you all. I am honoured to be here to speak to you about my father. Each of you here had your own relationship with my Dad, each of you has your own set of memories and your own word picture that describes this man. I don’t presume to know the man that you knew....   [tags: Eulogy ] 1352 words
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Eulogy for Mother - Eulogy for Mother It is hard for me to believe she’s gone, my primary influence, sustainer, supporter and wisest counselor has left me physically. Mother was such an active participant in this world right to her very last breath. I am so grateful to have been with her on her last day. At his point she was struggling to form words and get them out, but her mind was alert, caring and compassionate. She was still worried about me, a mother to the end. During our conversation I mentioned that when I left her I was going to have dinner with my cousin Alison and friend Keith and she told me, albeit with some degree of difficulty, to VAMOOSE....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1357 words
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Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Violence has always been part of society. A cursory glance at the evolutionary periods to the classical ages up to the modern time shows that many breakthroughs were made after violent upheavals to either remedy the wrongs in society or to ensure survival of one group against the other. Such instances include the wars for territory where one group was faced by extinction if they didn’t rise up in arms such as the regular French-Germanic wars....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Comparison Between The Fault in Our Stars and Of Mice and Men - When was the last time you felt certain of your impending future. For cancer survivor, Hazel, the answer is never. In The Fault in Our Stars, sixteen year old Hazel lives with cancer and attends a support group where she meets Augustus, another young cancer survivor who changes her outlook on the world forever. He takes Hazel on an adventure of love, friendship, and pain, and together they yearn to have authority over their uncontrollable fates. Isaac, a blind teenager, and Hazel’s mom also play significant roles in her life....   [tags: John Green, John Steinbeck]
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King Henry Iv Part 1 - Hal - Shakespeare gives the reader the opportunity to view the timeless duplicity of a politician in Prince Hal of Henry IV, Part 1. Instead of presenting a rather common hero, Shakespeare sharpens the both sides of the sword and makes Hal a deceitful prince. In order to portray accurately the treachery and fickleness of Hal, Shakespeare must provide Hal with models to follow, rivals to defeat, and a populace to convince. Although Hal would not have to grovel for votes from England's populace to become king, he does understand the problems of being an unpopular ruler from witnessing his father's problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1402 words
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Eulogy for Father - Eulogy for Father I stand before you today to pay my last respects, and to say my final goodbyes, to my father Harry. I have to admit at the outset that it is very difficult to do this. The difficulty is not just due to the obvious causes -- the sadness, the grief, and the sense of loss. Nor is it due to the confrontation with death in its utter finality, and the resulting fear regarding one's own mortality. No, this is difficult for me primarily because of all of the unfinished business that I have with my father....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1411 words
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Eulogy for Son - Eulogy for Son Good morning. Joe and I thank you all for coming to celebrate our son Mark's life. About four months ago on February 21, 1999, Joe and I had one of our biggest dreams come true. God blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. We named him Mark Warren, after his two grandfathers--and two of the strongest men we know. By bringing the names together, Mark became the greatest little boy we know. A lot of people called him "Markie," including his big sister Madeleine. Together, Madeleine and Mark made us very happy....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1423 words
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Topic of Death in Hamlet - Death in Hamlet Being that death is a universally explored topic, William Shakespeare, a master of English literature, opted to thoroughly investigate this complex notion in his play Hamlet. Shakespeare cleverly and sometimes subtly brings the reader/viewer through a physical and spiritual journey of death via the several controversial characters of Hamlet. The chief element of this expedition is undoubtedly the funerals. Every funeral depicts, and marks, the conclusion of different perceptions of death....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Rhetorical strategies are perhaps one of the oldest corrective rules introduced on the human race. Rhetoric is the study of impressive writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. In William Shakespeare's very famous play "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar," Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony give a speech at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both speakers introduce themselves to the crowd in their own unique way with the usage of the three different rhetorical strategies; logos, ethos, and pathos, therefore arousing in the Roman crowd greatly distinct emotions and reactions....   [tags: Caesar Shakespeare] 1425 words
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Reign of Tiberius - Tiberius never wanted to be a part of the public life, let alone the official emperor of Rome. Tiberius was politically challenged because he had no motivation, because he had no desire to be the in charge. He was born on November 16, 42 BC. At the age of three his mother, Livia, divorced his father and married Octavian, the future emperor, Augustus. (BBC) His birth father despised Augustus, yet his mother divorced his father just to marry his worst enemy. It seems as if Livia had a slight hatred toward Augustus; it wasn’t just Nero....   [tags: Biography, Leadership, Roman Empire]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose) - Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power rotation was vividly described in Heike monogatari....   [tags: Japanese Literature]
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Who Was The True Shakespeare? - The Shakespeare name is known by almost everyone. The true identity of the great writer is still a mystery. There isn’t a single picture to portray the true identity of Shakespeare. When you look at the pictures they are different and resemble someone else. We know that he was a well educated business man, knowledgeable in the law and Royalty just for starters. The man credited with the works doesn’t poses these qualities. Over the years, more people ask the same question, who was the true Shakespeare....   [tags: Biography ]
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend The phone rang in the early hours of the morning. Rolf G. informed us that Michael had suffered a heart attack a few hours earlier and had not survived. My wife whispered a few words I could not hear, sat silently on the edge of the bed for a moment, then turned to me and said, "Michael passed away at the airport, its just not fair. He was doing so well." No, it was just not fair. We try to share with Michael's family, with Kathy, Molly and Tom, Molly, Clint and Wendy and their families the grief they feel, but it is not really in our power to do so....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1495 words
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A Comparison of Christianity and Islam - On the surface, it seems as if practically the only two things that Christianity and Islam have in common, is that they are both religions. As you get a little deeper into both religions they actually have a lot in common. In this essay I will inform you of how alike, and different each religion is. As a Christian, when facing death we are reminded that God has created each person for eternal life. In both Christian and Islamic religion, each individual person, whether a believer or not faces a day of judgment with their creator....   [tags: Religion]
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Dramatic Monologue - Dramatic Monologue When discussing the poetic form of dramatic monologue it is rare that it is not associated with and its usage attributed to the poet Robert Browning. Robert Browning has been considered the master of the dramatic monologue. Although some critics are skeptical of his invention of the form, for dramatic monologue is evidenced in poetry preceding Browning, it is believed that his extensive and varied use of the dramatic monologue has significantly contributed to the form and has had an enormous impact on modern poetry....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Invisible Man Essay: Inner, Outer, and Other Direction - Inner, Outer, and Other direction in Invisible Man Ralph Ellison wrote his novel, Invisible Man, in an attempt to open our eyes.  Ellison created his nameless character, the Invisible Man, in order to establish a medium for the message of the novel.  It is the opinion of this student that if one chooses to further examine the protagonist character, then she or he can better understand the themes behind Ellison's narrative.  As one analyzes the novel, he or she soon recognizes a number of predominant character traits that can be associated with the Invisible Man.  This student was fortunate enough to experience a lesson of that which the characteristics of inner, outer, and other direction...   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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“The Going” - “The Going” by Thomas Hardy begins with the question ‘why’ a question which Hardy is asking as himself about the death of his wife. According to the footnotes this poem is written as eulogy to his first wife Emma, who died in 1912. Her death is sudden to him and he is questioning why he did not see it coming or if he missed any hints she could have given that would have pointed to her impending death. Her passing is described as happening quickly, calmly, and indifferent. Using the words ‘as if’ are key, because that is where he won’t admit that she would leave without telling him and he is protecting himself from having to outright call her indifferent....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1565 words
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Eulogy for Friend - Eulogy for Friend The last time I saw my friend Kevin, was at his wedding in 1997. He was always a late bloomer, (Kevin had been the last of my friends to date), and we were all delighted to see him married for the first time at 44. After years of delay and false starts, his marriage to Diana gave us all the sense that he was finally on his way. I remember the first time I saw him, entering my second grade class, gangly even then, all arms and legs and elbows akimbo. Years later, those elbows became sharp weapons as we played basketball for hours on end....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1594 words
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Importance of the Tutor in Electra - Importance of the Tutor in Electra When delving into a novel, drama or other character-based text, analysts often focus their search around the supposed "major characters" who seem to most directly affect the work. In considering Electra, however, just as valuable as Orestes, Clytemnestra or Electra herself is a somewhat minor character, the Tutor. This attendant of Orestes emerges only three times and is on stage for less than twenty percent of the spoken lines, yet his role in driving the plot is as great as any....   [tags: electra]
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Stephen King: From Rags to Riches - Stephen King had a, somewhat, troubled childhood, which, some people believe was the reason he was inspired to write some of his darker works and made him into the writer he is today. Stephen King, one of the most intense storytellers of our time, was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, into a family of three: his mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, his father, Donald, and his adopted older brother, David. After his parents had separated, when his father left for a pack of cigarettes and never returned, Stephen King and Donald King were cared for by their mother....   [tags: claustrophobic, horror stories]
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Utopia, Dystopia or Anti-Utopia? by Choloe Houston - In the book Utopia the country of Utopia is a true commonwealth where there is no private property or financial classes. Utopia is a fictional country with a society in which everything is shared equally and there is no want. In Utopia, “Among [the Utopians] virtue has its reward, yet everything is shared equally, and all men live in plenty” (More 1.38).By creating a place that has no money or private property More undermines the institutions of Tudor England by getting at the problem of social injustices having to do with private property (Brayton).Stevenson says, “With radical simplicity the Utopians avoid the ills of Europe: all private property is abolished....   [tags: financial class, taxation, the party]
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The Message in the Music - The Message in the Music Music means many different things to many different people. To a listener, a song is sometimes for four simple minutes of entertainment, but sometimes it is much more. Sometimes, a song is a message from the artist. This is much the same way from the opposite end of the spectrum. An artists message can get so complex that it is completely lost on the listener. This essay is about song analysis. I will be analyzing two songs performed by the same artist but performed with two different bands....   [tags: Song Analysis Essays Compare Contrast] 1721 words
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Eulogy for Mother - Eulogy for Mother Thank you all -- for coming to commemorate my mother’s life. Before I go on to celebrate my mother and what she stood for I must share with you the reality of what life was like for my mother and the family since she was first diagnosed with cancer in October. Of course, nobody suffered more than my mother, but Dad you’re definitely second. We all shared my mother’s pain. It was like we were all on trial.  At any one point, as a family, we were in denial, we were angry, or we were depressed....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy] 1733 words
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Pre-Civilized and Post-Civilized Happiness - “Discontented with your present condition for reasons which presage for your unfortunate posterity even greater discontent, you will wish perhaps you could go backwards in time – and this feeling must utter the eulogy of your first ancestors, the indictment of your contemporaries, and the terror of those who have the misfortune to live after you” (P.79). In Rousseau’s A Discourse on Inequality, he not only argues the inequalities between men, but also the inequality of happiness between the pre-civilized and post-civilized human....   [tags: Rousseau, desires, savage man, lifestyle]
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The Good The Bad And The Ugly - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Western films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America. Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as common place as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture....   [tags: Western Films Movies] 1767 words
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Karl Marx and Marxism - Marxism. Eulogy and Detraction In East Marx is no longer reffered to as he is held responsible for the totalitarian catastrophe. In West he is still disputed but, almost always, his views are no longer connected to all that they have determined. Some read Marx particularly for the “evilâ€. he is assumed with, for the horrors of communism. Others, read him just for political reasons. I read Marx so as to be completely able to demonstrate that Marxism may still represent an adequate way of dealing with some of today’s “social superstructuresâ€?, as Marx himself named them: literature, religion, law etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 1770 words
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A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis - A Comparison of Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard and Bryant's Thanatopsis      Thomas Gray and William Cullen Bryant both chose to write about nature and death being intertwined. Since Thomas Gray lived in a time of social injustice, he chose to use death to illustrate the problems inherent in a socially stratified society. William Cullen Bryant, on the other hand, lived in a rapidly expanding young nation that cherished the vast amounts of untouched nature and he used death to illustrate how man fits into the universal truth of the earth....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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