Two Cities; One United Nation

Two Cities; One United Nation
September 11th, 2001 unknowingly changed the nation. That very morning, several members of Al Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes. As a result of this evil act, thousands of innocent lives were taken. Two prominent writers, James Nachtwey and John Updike, were able to capture the story and its identical feelings of that day, from two separate boroughs. James Nachtwey wrote ?Ground Zero,? and John Updike published a similar essay called ?Talk of the Town: September 11th, 2001.?
James Nachtwey was born in Massachusetts and attended Dartmouth College for Political Science and Art History. His first day of work was as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico in 1976. When James Nachtwey takes pictures, he just follows the words of his inner soul. Nachtwey dedicates ?himself to documenting wars, conflicts, and critical social issues (jamesnachtwey.com).? Altogether, James Nachtwey has worked in over twenty two countries. Since 1984, he has held a signed contract working for Time Magazine. James is a very prestigious artist and has received many honors for his work.

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Shelley and the Quest for Knowledge

Shelley and the Quest for Knowledge
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was the daughter of the radical feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the political philosopher, William Godwin, and the wife of the Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Through these familial affiliations, she was also acquainted with Lord Byron, Samuel T. Coleridge, and other literary figures such as Charles and Mary Lamb. Surrounded by such influential literary and political figures of the Romantic Age, it is not surprising that as an adolescent, at the age of 19, she wrote Frankenstein. Though critically a failure, (British Critic,1818 and Monthly Review, 1818) the novel has never been out of print and has been translated into numerous languages. What is surprising, however, is the enormous body of knowledge contained in the novel. The novel contains references to the fields of literature, poetry, science, education, politics, history, and mythology. How did such a young girl, living a life considered morally objectionable to society and harassed by family and financial burdens, acquire such a vast amount of knowledge in all fields of study that encompassed the important issues of her day? Through examination of biographical information and Mary Shelley?s journal entries, we will be able to answer this question. Following, I also plan to highlight Mary Shelley?s knowledge of literature with primary emphasis on the works studied by the monster in relation to his origins as well as Mary Shelley?s.

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Short stories

Short stories
The short stories ?The Snows of Kilimanjaro? and ?The Short Happy Life of Francis Mocomber? were both written by world renowned author Ernest Hemingway. The two stories are written completely unrelated to each other; however, both stories have vast similarities in the time and place in which they take place. Hemingway is a writer that is very methodical in his word choices. When reading these two stories a second time the reader finds considerable differences in the writing style the author uses in each story. To demonstrate, three sentences from each story will be compared and contrasted to show the differences in word usage, word connotation, and to find which story is written better. The initial pair of these sentences to be looked at are, ?A fourth planed down, to run quick-legged and then waddle slowly toward the others,? from the short story ?The Snows of Kilimanjaro,? and ?On the far bank of the stream Macomber could see, above the trees, vultures circling and plummeting down,? from the story ?The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.? The subsequent couple of sentences are ??You Bitch,? he said,? from the ?Snows of Kilimanjaro? and ??Why not let up on the bitchery just a little, Margot,? Macomber said, cutting the eland steak and putting some mashed potato, gravy and carrot on the down-turned fork that tined through the piece of meat.? Finally, the third set of sentences are ?She shot very well this good, rich bitch, this kindly destroyer of his talent,? from the story ?Snows of Kilimanjaro? and ??That was a good shot,? Wilson said,? from the story, ?A Short Happy Life.?

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Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily"

Symbolism in "A Rose for Emily"
The main symbolism running throughout A Rose for Emily is shown in the theme of how important it is to let go of the past. Miss Emily clings to the past and does not want to be independent. The Old South is becoming the new South and she can not move forward. The residents of the South did not all give in to change just because they lost the Civil War. In A Rose for Emily time marches on leaving Miss Emily behind as she stubbornly refuses to progress into a new era. A symbol is a person, object, or event that suggests more than its literal meaning. In the story, symbolism is used to give more details than the author actually gives to the reader. Symbolism helps to indicate how Emily was once innocent but later changes, how her hair, house, and lifestyle, helped to show her resistance to change. The story is not told in chronological order. The events of her life are revealed slowly and create suspense over the telling of the story by the narrator. The narrator represents the town and its residents.

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Phish

Phish
Friends since high school, the members of Phish have rocked the world and it?s millions of fans since 1991. Many who are not familiar with Phish?s music may hear the songs and consider them similar to the Greatful Dead, after all, they do have many things in common. After reading this paper, hopefully the reader will figure out for themselves the distinction, and experience a new insight into world of music featuring Phish.
Trey Anatasio, the lead singer of Phish, had been writing music since high school. A native of New Jersey, Trey failed elementary music class not because he was a bad musician, but because he had poor behavior. That did not hold him back though. Trey completed his high school experience in Connecticut. An avowed Led Zeppelin fan, Trey caught onto the drums very quickly, but still had yet to pick up a guitar. ?It was not until his junior year that Trey began playing the guitar, but his virtuosity was immediately apparent? (Bernstein, 1).

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Evolution and How it Affects Us

Evolution and How it Affects Us
This short report will give you a short summary on evolution and how it my affect us, or even surroundings. Also, how it my affect our food chain and if one thing would die how the other would suffer because of that, for an example if you had snakes and birds and if snakes were to die birds population would drop. Why, because birds feed on snakes. Now a part of the food chain contains something called ?niche? now you are asking what that is, so I guess that I will answer that question, it basically what the organism will do in the food chain. A food chain is how in the world?s animals, people, parasites, and insects get all of their food ,and what predators will eat them.. Plus, it has to do with how all of the organisms on this earth, and maybe; not to be insulting, but to those who believe in Extra Terrestrial, and how all of these came to our extraordinary planet. But, there is a man by the name of Darwin no not the cartoon, but a man who I think might believe in God , yes God ,but God of ?Thunder? maybe any God but not the one that I think really counts. This darwin who is kind of dumb, believed that everything on this earth came from nothing. Now, what Darwin really doesn?t know is how nothing came from nothing. What they call people who believe in this dumb theory are called Darwinist. So I guess you could call these people pessimist or at least him.

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The Controversy Surrounding the Validity of Shakespearean Authorship

The Controversy Surrounding the Validity of Shakespearean Authorship
This research paper takes a look at the controversy surrounding the validity of
Shakespearean authorship. I must tell you that before performing this research, I had no
idea that this topic was such a debate in the world of literature. My goal in writing this
paper is to hopefully bring some insight and knowledge to those who read it.
Who was the man we call William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was a
man who wrote more than 36 world-famous dramas portraying the range and depth of
human nature. Surprisingly, we know very little about the man who created these
dramas, a man often referred to as the greatest literary genius in history. Shakespeare did
not in his own day inspire the mysterious adoration that afterward came to surround his
works.

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Victorian Ghost Stories

Victorian Ghost Stories
This essay will try and find a formula, after reading a selection of stories and focusing on these to discover the formula. The stories were ?The Ostler? by Wilkie Collins (1855), ?The Red Room? by H.G.Wells (1896),?The Signalman? by Charles Dickens (1866). To try and prove there is a Victorian structure or formula to the stories, they need to be analysed. This essay will analyse how effective the openings of the stories and will discuss the techniques of the various authors to create an effective ghost story. By way of using a modus operandi- also called a formula. The stories are very alike, so this leads us to believe a structure does exist. At the time of the stories publications, it was the Victorian era of Britain. Queen Victoria was on the throne and it was a time of new advances in technology and new inventions, also a time of British expansion across the globe. The stories are therefore slightly influenced by this background to when they were written. This essay will analyse, Victorian influences as social division, advances in technology and the Victorian interest in the supernatural. The openings are designed to grab the reader and make them carry on. It can also influence the reader whether to feel the opening emotions and feelings of the story. The stories this essay is dealing with, all start in the middle of a scene. This immediately makes us wonder what has happened so far. It?s as if we have eavesdropped on the stories, only to catch a part of it. Really, because the start of story starts randomly, we feel perplexed by it.

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In The Time Of The Butterflies

In The Time Of The Butterflies
1. It was difficult to find out who was the narrator of In The Time Of The Butterflies was, seeing as how the book kept switching from the viewpoints of each of the Mirabal sisters. Although the Mirabal sisters spoke firsthand of what happened, it seemed as if we were being told how they felt, but not from the directly from the sister. Finally, I thought back to the very beginning of the story and realized that the narrator of the book was the reporter who went to Dede?s house, which happens annually on November 25th. Through Dede, the reporter was an outsider who could tell the readers what happened, the sister?s feelings and thoughts, and still talk about the story without speaking in the first person. When Dede invited the reporter in her house, the reporter walked the hallways of the house and observed the portraits on the walls. This was from an outsiders point of view, Dede wouldn?t have noted certain characteristics of her own house. I believe the reporter is the narrator of In The Time Of The Butterflies.

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Kubla Kahn

Kubla Kahn
?Kubla Khan?, whose complete title is "Kubla Khan, or a Vision in a Dream is a poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It is a poem of expression and helps suggest mystery, supernatural, and mystical themes.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, author of the poem Kubla Khan , was born on October 21, 1772 in the town of Ottery St Mary, Devonshire. Coleridge was a English poet, critic, and philosopher. He, as well as his friend William Wordsworth, were of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England.
Coleridge, considered the greatest of Shakespearean critic, used langueage to express the images and pictures that were in his imagination in the poem Kubla Khan.
Coleridge claimed that it was written in the autumn of 1797 at a farmhouse near Exmoor, but it may have been composed on one of a number of other visits to the farm. It may also have been revised a number of times before it was first published in 1816.

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