Brave New World – Eugenics

In chapter II of a Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley, Huxley makes some very bold statements on the current state of our nations increasing technology towards medicine. This leads to the formation of the idea that we need to institute a eugenics program. Though there are many drawbacks in using eugenics, the ultimate … Read more

Should Steroids Be Banned

It is amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to sometimes get the extra edge on the competition. Most of the time people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the use of steroids in a persons life. Steroids … Read more

Canterbury Tales: Wife of Bath

Chaucer portrays the Wife of Bath as if she is a hypocrite, although, beneath the words, there is a great deal of wisdom involved. The approach that I take, is the view that this tale is advice for women to take. This tale teaches women that there are times one should be a feminist and … Read more

Reviving Opherlia

Mary Pipher, author of the book Reviving Ophelia, has made many observations concerning young adolescent girls in our society. She wrote this book in 1994, roughly eleven years ago. Although some of her observations made in the past are not still accurate in today’s world, there are many that are still present in 2005. The … Read more

Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare during the year 1597. Julius Caesars story involves a conspiracy against Julius Caesar, a powerful senator. The play involves a highly respected senator, Brutus, who decides to join the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar, in the effort to keep democracy intact. Brutus believes that if Julius … Read more

Secondary Science Teacher Career Analysis

After obtaining a bachelors degree in science, most people begin to scour the job market. Many people may find difficulty obtaining a job pertaining to science without a masters degree. Rather than give up people tend to explore their options. Some people continue their education to ensure their success in the science industry. Others explore … Read more

The Odd Couple, by Neil Simmon

On the evening of November the eighth, I saw the play The Odd Couple, by Neil Simmon. The performance started at approximately 7:30 in the Centennial High School auditorium. The Centennial High School Drama Department performed this two and a half hour play. The level of performance for this play was amateur and the tickets … Read more

Laws of War

The term “laws of war” refers to the rules governing the actual conduct of armed conflict. This idea that there actually exists rules that govern war is a difficult concept to understand. The simple act of war in and of itself seems to be in violation of an almost universal law prohibiting one human being … Read more

Julius Caesar And Marcus Brutus

William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is mainly based on the assassination of Julius Caesar. The character who was in charge of the assassination was, ironically, Marcus Brutus, a servant and close friend to Julius Caesar. (http://classics. mit. edu/Plutarch/m_brutus. sum. html) But what would cause a person to kill a close friend? After … Read more

Toni Morisson’s novel The Bluest Eye

Toni Morisson’s novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930s. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel’s focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to … Read more

Lamentations, written by the prophet Jeremiah

Lamentations, written by the prophet Jeremiah, is a poem mourning the passing of Judah by the Babylonians in 586 B. C. E. (Bailey, 82) through siege and battle. Prior to the destruction, Jeremiah had warned or rather prophesized that Judah must change its ways or suffer the consequence of the Lords wrath. Before the Babylonians … Read more

Feminism in Jane Eyre

Feminism has been a prominent and controversial topic in writings for the past two centuries. With novels such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, or even William Shakespeare’s Macbeth the fascination over this subject by authors is evident. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre the main character, Jane Eyre, explores the depth at which women may … Read more

An Analysis of Gulliver’s Travels

When I first started reading the book I thought its only purpose was to talk about the political system in England. But after some pages I found that there could be a deeper message concealed, between the lines somewhere. The book is divided into four minor novels. The first is about the Lilliputian’s the second … Read more

Comparing The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Catcher in the Rye

The forthcoming of American literature proposes two distinct Realistic novels portraying characters which are tested with a plethora of adventures. In this essay, two great American novels are compared: The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain and The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger. The Adventures of Huck Finn is a novel … Read more

“Great Gatsby” a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Great Gatsby” is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which takes place in the early 1900’s. This book consists of five main characters, Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and Jordan Baker. When I completed this novel, I came to a conclusion that this is a well – written book. The two … Read more

The masks of comedy

The masks of comedy and tragedy are only distinguishable by a smile or frown, happiness or sadness, life or death. The same is true of Shakespearean plays. The comedies are known for their happy conclusions, reconciliation of the characters, a justification of events, and life at the end. On the other hand, the tragedies are … Read more

Corruption in The Great Gatsby

The theme of human corruption, its sources and consequences, is a common concern among writers from Shakespeare through J. D Salinger. Some suggest that it attacks from outside, while others depict corruption occurring from within the individual. In the case if The Great Gatsby and it’s protagonist’s fate, Fitzgerald shows both factors at work. The … Read more

Mary Shelley Life

The year is 1797 and Mary Wollstonecraft gives birth to a baby girl on August 30. A baby girl soon to be known as Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley was a prominent literary figure during the Romantic Era of English Literature. She was the only child of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. From infancy Mary was … Read more

Boston Tea Party

Most people have heard about the Boston Tea Party. When Americans dumped British Tea in Boston Harbor. But not everyone understands the importance of it, and why the Tea Party is still remembered today. It was on December 16, 1773, when American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians threw 342 chests of tea belonging to the … Read more

The Main Religion of the Heian Period

Two Buddhist sects, Tendai and Shingon, dominated religion in the Heian period. The word tendai means heavenly platform, and the word shingon means true word. Both of them belonged to the Mahayana, Great Vehicle, branch of Buddhism originating in India, and both of them were imported from China by the Japanese court at the beginning … Read more

Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stow

Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stow is a novel that addresses the controversial issues of slavery, having an awe-inspiring impact on American culture. Not only does it provide the reader with a feminist view on the role of women, but still raises concern of racism in todays society. It has also has been the … Read more

Oedipus the King – Blindness

It has been said that people can be blinded to the truth. The answer to their question or solution to their problem may have been sitting right in front of them all along. Yet, they could not see the answer. They were blinded to the truth. Associations have been made between being blind and enlightened. … Read more

Edgar Allan Poe – scary writer

Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He … Read more

Rocco Marchegiano

When “bambino Rocco” was 18 months of age, he contracted pneumonia. Although the infection nearly killed him, his exceptionally strong constitution enabled him to survive without impairment. As a pre-teenager, Rocky relished his mother’s Italian cooking so much he bordered on being stocky. This was underscored by his relatively short but muscular arms and legs. … Read more

The Feminine Mystique and the Organization Man

For many years society has embraced the idea that the difference between men and women were biologically determined. Others see not only the physical but also the social, emotional and intellectual differences between males and females. Though through traditions, media, and press, we act accordingly to how others view us. Each individual has pressure placed … Read more

Great Gatsby Report

Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren’t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be … Read more

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman’s struggle to deal with both physical and mental confinement. This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today’s context where individual freedom is one of … Read more

American Heroes John Wayne vs Billy the Kid

John Wayne was viewed as the embodiment of Americas spirit. He and the fictitious land he roamed is, says Louis Owens, The greatest dream of all, (La Puerta 109). The man was always trying to correct some wrong, avenge a moral crime, save a damsel in distress, or capture the bad guy. He followed his … Read more

As I Lay Dying: Addie Bundren

Addie Bundren conjures up the central darkness derived from her death and directly or indirectly causes actions in which each Bundren character takes advantage of Addie. With the character’s actions revolving around her death, William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying reveals the truth about the people who surround a person may take advantage of him … Read more

Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick

In 1850 while writing The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne’s publisher introduced him to another writer who was in the midst of a novel. This was Herman Melville, the book Moby Dick. Hawthorne and Melville became good friends at once, for despite their dissimilar backgrounds, they had a great deal in common. Melville was … Read more

Quest For Personal Identity In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930’s and 2,500,00 … Read more

Iliad as a Dictate of the Father

The Lion Gate is gnarling down at anyone trying to advance past its massive guard. Inside the fortress, mighty shields and glistening swords await the visitors arrival. Skillfully carved armor decorations proclaim great battles and fierce hunts. The prevailing warrior ethos and his manly power are apparent in each Mycenaean artifact. It is this strong … Read more

A Fiery Grave The dropping of the Atomic Bomb

The atomic bomb was developed in numerous places, however the bulk of it was created in Los Alomos. Los Alomos is a small town in New Mexico. Before the research began, there stood a small all-boys Catholic school. After months of low flying planes, armed marine surveillance and many interrogations about the area, the school … Read more

Thoughts on Ethan Frome

When I first knew I had to read a novel named Ethan Frome, I, without reading the back cover, suspected that it would be a boring biography of some historical and adventurous man of whom I would never head about outside of literature class. I was worried that I would have my usually difficult time … Read more

The Troubles With Seamus Heaney

The poet Keats wrote that “the only means of strengthening one’s intellect is to make up one’s own mind about nothing – to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thought, not a select body”. That this may be an admirable aim for a poet, and especially so for one writing against a background … Read more

Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible

The trumped-up witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts, deteriorated the rational, and emotional stability of its citizens. This exploited the populations weakest qualities, and insecurities. The obvious breakdown in Salems social order led to the tragedy which saw twenty innocent people hung on the accusation of witchcraft. Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, used hysteria to … Read more

Shakespeare’s Personal life

His life was a good one for the times, no money struggles or divorced parents. His father didn’t expect him to fallow in his footprints like most parents, but, he would have liked it. Instead his father wanted what was best for him. In turn he fallowed his dreams of acting, writing and producing plays. … Read more

William Lyon Mackenzie

William Lyon Mackenzie is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the 1837 Rebellion to reform the government of Upper Canada and dedication towards bringing responsible government. However, a closer look will reveal that Mackenzie’s role was insignificant … Read more

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Although Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift has long been thought of as a children’s story, it is actually a dark satire on the fallacies of human nature. The four parts of the book are arranged in a planned sequence, to show Gulliver’s optimism and lack of shame with the Lilliputians, decaying into his shame and … Read more

Othello – Honest Iago

?In the play Othello the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as “Honest Iago. ” Ironically, this could not be farther from the truth. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits and moves him closer to … Read more

The sports in Korea

The sudden explosion of interest in sports in Korea has been closely linked to the economic boom in industry, beginning about the middle of the century. The impressive staging of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, stands witness to this fact. In the past few years there has been a tremendous emphasis on the advancement of … Read more

Death from a Buddhist and Christian Point of View

“You will be with me today in paradise,” Jesus Christ told this to the thief on the cross while they were dying. However, can people believe that there is truly life after death? In many different religions there are different perceptions of life after death. For example in the Buddhist religion, the Buddhist people believe … Read more

General Chuck Yeager

General Chuck Yeager Charles E. Yeager was born on February 13, 1923 in Myra, West Virginia and raised the nearby village of Hamlin for the first eighteen years of his life. His father drilled natural gas, and his mother was a housewife. At an early age, Chuck helped his father drill, and learned mechanics from … Read more

The Course Of The Great Depression

The October 1987 collapse in stock prices conjured visions of 1929 and the Great Depression. Focus on this period is natural because the 32 percent decline in stock values between the market closes of October 13 and 19, 1987, was of the magnitude of–indeed, it actually exceeded–the October 1929 debacle. Focus on this period is … Read more

The Odyssey and The Pearl: Loyalty

Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait, but it can lead to either positive or negative consequences. In Homer’s epic The Odyssey and John Steinbeck’s novel The Pearl there are characters that show great examples of this trait. Penelope in The Odyssey and Juana in The Pearl are the … Read more

The Alienated Characters of Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and Brave New World

Several conflicting frames of mind have played defining roles in shaping humanity throughout the twentieth century. Philosophical optimism of a bright future held by humanity in general was taken advantage of by the promise of a better life through sacrifice of individuality to the state. In the books Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 … Read more

The Hidden Story in Green and White

Color symbolism is really popular in novels written during the 1920’s. One such example is Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. There is much color symbolism in this novel, but there are two main colors that stand out more than the others. The colors green and white influence the story greatly. Green shows many thoughts, … Read more