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- Lorenzo M. Crowell discusses the lessons that Americans have learned from the Vietnam conflict in his article “The Lessons and Ghosts of Vietnam.” Crowell analyzes the lessons learned from Vietnam and applies them to the military strategies of today. Crowell does overlook some problems involving the power of Saddam Hussein after Desert Storm and the comparison of two dissimilar wars.
- The basic reason for learning foreign languages that all people have in common is communication - communication in any mode. It is a two-sided process, which requires the ability to understand each other, to be able to code a message that someone wants to convey to someone else in a way, which will be comprehensible to the receiver and also appropriate to a concrete situation and status of all participants.
- A voice is given to a misrepresented group of people, allowing others in society to look within themselves and perhaps learn something from examining an alternative way of living.
- In The Piano Lesson, August Wilson portrays the life of a 30’s family in a dilemma over selling an ancestral piano for money to buy land those ancestors worked as slaves. The piano teaches many lessons, among the most important is that you must hold on to your heritage over everything else, even economic betterment.
- The form of music known as reggae was not always as popular as it has been in recent decades. Society in the 1960’s and 70’s had problems with racism and equality causing many people to turn to music as an escape. In Catch a Fire, by Timothy White, the author tells all about the life of Bob Marley, his contributions to the music industry and to culture.
- These stories have major impacts on the main character of The Woman Warrior. She learns what to fear, like ghosts, and having a child without being married and also learned to stand up to what she feared or believed in.
- On Ellis Island, immigrants were processed through within hours or days; on Angel Island, they spent weeks or months. This facility was primarily a detention center. Beginning with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 188 , a series of restrictive laws had prohibited the immigration of certain nationalities and social classes of Asians.
- At first glance Emily Dickinson’s poetry may seem sparse, simplistic, and devoid of much meaning. “The first reviews of Emily Dickinson’s work pronounced it ‘bad poetry . . . divorced from meaning, from grammar, from music, from rhyme: in brief, from articulate and intelligible speech’ (Wolosky, 161).
- It’s one of the greatest tragedies of all time, yet few of us know the whole story. The story is of the misled, inexperienced Donner Party. It is the story of eighty-one emigrants who traveled in hopes of reaching the land of California. Forty-seven, whose hopes were crushed by many contributing factors.
- In the Novel Winesburg, Ohio the issue of how Sherwood Anderson presents the female characters is often raised. Of all the grotesques, the female characters seem even more grotesque. Care Coloquitt states, “Anderson never allows a women a means of escape” “For all the sensitive attention Anderson can pay to his female characters, he does not, create a female character who wants, and able to form her own life.
- It has been heard and talked about throughout history, that there was never such a thing as “The” Ku Klux Klan. There is traceable evidence of different movements and organizations that have used this name. The history of the K.K.K. corresponds with the history of race relations from our country.
- In Charles Dickens’ well-known novel A Christmas Carol, the second ghost that appears, the Ghost of the present, introduced two very significant characters. The boy, who represented ignorance, and the girl who represented want, were related to Scrooge as a person, to the novel as a whole, and to the real world.
- The only difference between them is that all men know, if they turn their minds to it, that without food they would die, and comparatively few people know that without poetry they would die. When trying to explain anything, I usually find that the Bible, that great collection of magnificent and varied poetry, has said it before in the best possible way.
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- Most people know of Mary Shelley as the writer of Frankenstein and the wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. However, she was far more than that, and parts of her life were just as dramatic and tragic, if not more so, than her famous gothic novel. Mary’s parents were themselves well-known in English society and somewhat notorious.
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- I would like to thank all the students and teachers who used the material that made up the original edition of this book. In particular, I am grateful to my former colleagues at the Swan School of English, Oxford, for all their interest and encouragement.
- For more than 2,500 years, the religion we know today as Buddhism has been the primary inspiration behind many successful civilizations, the source of great cultural achievements and a lasting and meaningful guide to the very purpose of life for millions of people.
- From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill,a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges.
- Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage.