The Role Of Books During The Industrial Revolution

The numerous technological innovations of the industrial revolution changed the very fabric of society. As the steam powered printing press became common place in the realm of book making, books could be made far easier and cheaper than what had before been able. Though this changed the face of book production, a more subtle change … Read more

Censorship In Schools Research Paper

My initial reaction when our instructor, Kate Scarbrough, began to tell us our topics for the research paper was fear. As the other topics were being assigned: taxes, global warming, and state lotteries issues, I was led to anticipate the worst topic would be assigned to me. Finally, Scarbrough stated I was researching the censorship … Read more

Summary Of Stiff By Mary Roach Research Paper

Stiff, by Mary Roach, is a nonfiction book about the “Curious lives of human cadavers”. In this book, Roach details the ins and outs of what happens when you donate your body to science, as well as other “uses” for dead human bodies. In dealing with such a seemingly gruesome subject, Roach keeps it quite … Read more

Essay about The Memory Keepers Daughter

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: Literature Analysis By:Nyanna Pepper The book I decided to read was The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. I chosed this book because it demonstrated real life situations, teaching us lessons that 9th graders can use in their later future while creating fascinating storyline to keep the story entertaining. This story … Read more

Brunvand Urban Legend Essay

In a book written by urban legend specialist Jan Brunvand, “The Vanishing Hitchhiker,” there is a trilling chapter about the theme of contamination in different urban legends. Whether it is about food or body contamination, those legends of contagion have been in place for quite some time, but not always exactly in the same form. … Read more

The Book Thief Book Vs Movie Essay

The Book Thief Essay Mark Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, was better than the film, as it dives deeper into the various perspectives and personalities of the characters. It builds up the character of Max, and the minor characters (such as the Holtzapfel family) build up the story. By reading this story, you learn about … Read more

Karma In The Masque Of The Red Death Essay

As a child, everyone is guilty of stealing the last cookie or snatching their favorite colored marker to draw with. This is human instinct, but it is not for survival anymore. Repercussions such as timeout time are often just around the corner after these actions. This greedy acquisition of material goods met with consequences can … Read more

Essay on Character Conflicts In The Cay By Theodore Taylor

Throughout the book ‘The Cay’, a book written by Theodore Taylor, the main character, Phillip, through many changes with the different conflicts he has to face, develops independence, determination, and satisfaction. He starts as dependent on his parents and Timothy, ungrateful and disrespectful, and troublesome. But through having to face with conflicts such as the … Read more

Hip-Switching In Hip Hop Culture Essay

Code-switching could generate ingenuity without even realizing. Most people who code-switch tend to exert their intellect, learning more than those who aren’t able to use code switching. In the book Losing My cool, there are diverse occasions where we find that Thomas uses code-switching. Despite the fact code-switching is complex to perform, people usually implement … Read more

Summary Of The Book Happiest Refugee Essay

The “Happiest Refugee” is the official autobiography of the Australian comedian Anh Do. The book is based around his life story starting in Vietnam and then becoming a fascinating story about his triumphs and darkest hours. Anh and his family went through many challenges as depicted in his text and these included the struggles Ahn … Read more

A Gathering Of Old Men Essay

“There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past. ” -Ernest J. Gaines. Although Ernest J. Gaines often told stories of the past, he was certainly not a man controlled by it. Through the creation of his own characters, Gaines attempted to change not … Read more

Cedrics A Hope In The Unseen Essay

In the book A Hope in the Unseen tells about a boy named Cedric that is ready to go into college. In his high school years he struggled because the school separated the smart people from the other people that attended the school. Cedric tried not to d out for much from the crowd from … Read more

The Other Wes Moore Theme Essay

Wes could feel like he is being rejected by his dad. He never had a male figure to teach him right from wrong besides Tony. Tony never did the right thing himself nor help him self in any situation. He never felt like his father was a man Wes could look up to him a … Read more

Five Kingdoms Death Weavers Character Analysis Essay

In the book, Five Kingdoms: Death Weavers, Cole can be characterized as loyal and courageous. To start with, Cole can be characterized as loyal. First off, Cole is loyal by trying to figure out how to get his friends from Earth home. Throughout the book and the series, Cole never forgets the kids that came … Read more

Essay on The Street Archetypal Hero

An archetypal hero is someone who has a starting point meaning how their adventure begins, a midpoint which means what happened while they are on their adventure, and an ending point which means their return and how they view themselves now. Luite portrays these characteristics in the book The Street by: Ann Petry, Luite tries … Read more

Battle Hyman Of The Tiger Analysis Essay

Same World…. Different Religions In the book written by Amy Chua titled Battle Hyman of the Tiger the author compares the different cultural upbringings between “tiger mother” a Chinese American women and her spouse, Jed a man from a liberal Jewish background. The Chinese mother was raised by what Westerners would considered to be strict, … Read more

Angels In William Faulkner’s Embrace Essay

Tam not an angel. But after reading your book, Embrace, I have begun to think that maybe I am. In this reality, angels are golden, luminous, and the epitome of perfection. In your reality, angels are the bringers of death, destruction, and the downfall of mankind. In that sense, maybe I am an angel. Wherever … Read more

Symbolism In Under The Persimmon Tree Essay

(AGG) The author of “Under The Persimmon Tree” often uses symbolism throughout the book. (BS-1) The author of UTPT uses the stars to give Najmah a superstitious belief, and give her hope and guidance to drive her towards her goals. (BS-2) The stars are used to help Nusrat accept loss, she looks to them for … Read more

Summary: The Shadow Throne Essay

The Shadow Throne, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, is the third and final book in the Ascendance trilogy. It is an action and adventure fantasy story about a young King. The story mainly takes place in a country called Carthya, in the middle ages when Kings and Queens ruled the land. King Jargon has many adventures … Read more

Marco Polo Book Report Research Paper

Marco Polo’s book was more widely read. It was both believed and doubted. Some called him the ‘great liar. ‘ And some of what he said is made up or exaggerated. Marco spent seventeen years in the Orient serving the Great Khan, the ruler of the Mongols and Chinese. He easily learned new languages making … Read more

Holes Book Report Essay

I chose Holes by Louis Sachar for the book that I would save if I could only save one book. Although I read it about eight years ago, I have very fond memories of this story. I remember when | was about eight years old, my family and I listened to the audiobook while we … Read more

Radiance Of Tomorrow Book Report Essay

The people who live in third world countries have much harder lives than how we live everyday. In “Radiance of Tomorrow” by Ishmael Beah it shows how difficult their lives are. Even though they are going through tough times, they still remain very hopeful. The theme of this book is to always stay hopeful, and … Read more

Susan Sontag Analysis Essay

When comparing the descriptive technique of Susan Sontag’s On Photography book between ALL MY LIFE FOR SALE by John D. Freyer and eBay, we will find that Mr. Freyer demonstrated a merely subjective description that was mentored solely by his own point of view. The assumption that “every photographer should read this book” in the … Read more

Essay on The Princess Bride Analysis

Although I am not very familiar with poetic readings and readings from our Literature book, I did enjoy and was able to comprehend the book Daphnis and Chloe by Longus because it was fairly easy wording and I am somewhat familiar and interested in Greek mythology. Upon reading Daphnis and Chloe, I found a connection … Read more

Corruption In Andy Mulligan’s Trash Essay

Corruption is lurking around the corner, waiting for the perfect time to pounce on innocent people. Abuse of power is everywhere, like cockroaches hiding under your couch, once you see one you know they’re everywhere. Watch out, keep your wits about you and don’t trust anybody. Many superior people are taking advantage of their role … Read more

In The Dragon’s Flaw Analysis Essay

Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam & Esfandiyar from the Persian Book of Kings, is a story that comes from the Shahnameh, a book containing many different narratives detailing Iranian history and mythology. The story In the Dragon’s Claws presents two heroes of Iran, Rostam and Esfandiyar, who are victims of … Read more

Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns, who was born in Banks County, Georgia, in 1924, wrote Cold Sassy Tree. Burns collected all the stories of her father and his grandfather, a store owner in Commerce, which were a model for Cold Sassy. She wrote the sequel to this novel before dying in 1990. Characters Will Tweedy was the … Read more

Atlas shrugged quote analysis

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do … Read more

Horst Sterns The Last Hunt

In Horst Sterns The Last Hunt, a man named Joop is portrayed as a professional worker in a very well known bank. Outside of being a banker, Joop enjoys to hunt wild animals. This has been a hobby of his since he was a young boy. Throughout the story many questions are raised about Joops … Read more

Rock me hard

If Beale Street Could Talk follows the experiences of a young black couple in the late sixties or early seventies. Fonny and Tish grew up together on the same street and shared their lives. When Fonny is twenty-one and Tish eighteen, their friendship begins to mature into a loving relationship. As they explore their new … Read more

Bad As I Wanna Be

Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where Dennis Rodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio, Texas where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago, Illinois where Dennis Rodman is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. Character: … Read more

“Poverty, Chastity, and Change”: A book review

In her book “Poverty, Chastity, and Change”, the author Carole Garibaldi Rogers interviewed ninety-four nuns from forty different religious communities in North America. She gathered oral histories regarding the nun’s academic, religious, and emotional difficulties that were encountered throughout their lives. Each interview lasted a couple of hours and three basic questions were asked. “The … Read more

A New England Nun”

In “A New England Nun”, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman depicts the life of the classic New England spinster. The image of a spinster is of an old maid; a woman never married waiting for a man. The woman waiting to be married is restricted in her life. She does chores and receives education to make … Read more

Henry James and “The Art of Fiction”

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life. Stated Henry James in The Art of Fiction page 437. I agree with Mr. James that feelings and ambitions formed in characters do represent life. The idea of characters and how real they should is represented in page … Read more

Essay of flowers for algernon

Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person’s life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, … 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

The Hiding Place vs. Night

Many outsiders strive but fail to truly comprehend the haunting incident of World War IIs Holocaust. None but survivors and witnesses succeed to sense and live the timeless pain of the event which repossesses the core of human psyche. Elie Wiesel and Corrie Ten Boom are two of these survivors who, through their personal accounts, … Read more

The book Mama Lola by Karin McCarthy Brown

All religions are very specific with the details which set that religion apart from others. However, when all the little details are melted away, there are only a mere handful that are different in essence. When looked at closely, even the religions which are perceived completely dissimilar at first glance are surprisingly similar. For example, … Read more

The Red Tent: My Reaction

In her book, The Red Tent, Anita Diamant attempts to expound upon the foundations laid by the Torah by way of midrashim. In doing so, parts of her stories tend to stray from the original biblical text. The following essay will explore this and several other aspects of the book as they relate to the … Read more

Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome, the main character in the book entitled Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, has many complex problems going on at the same time. His family has died and he has a wife that is continually sick, and the only form of happiness he has is from his wife’s cousin Mattie. This, however, at times … Read more

The Killer Angels Gettysburg

When an author writes a book he has a message that he is trying to get across to the reader. This message is called a theme. In The Killer Angels Shaaras theme was freedom for the slaves. The Northerners truly believed that the slaves deserved to be free, and their desire to set slaves free … Read more

The story of Virgil’s Aeneid

The story of Virgil’s Aeneid was drawn from many sources, the most influential being the work of the Greek poet Homer. Virgil based the first six books of the Aeneid on the Odessey and the last six books on the Iliad both written by Homer. The Aeneid describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan … Read more

The Wealth of Nations

In the first book of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith discusses the Variations in the Proportion between the respective Values of Gold and Silver. Throughout history, these two metals have been regarded as mints of significant value. Before mines were found in America, the difference in value between silver and gold was usually seen … Read more