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Frankenstein: The Victim

In Frankenstein, the monster and Victor are both put through many depressing and hurtful situations. I think that the monster was the true victim. He was rejected by everyone he came across from the day he entered life. His creator was never there to teach him right from wrong or responsibility. And also, the monster’s soon-to-be wife was killed before his eyes. These agonies are what make the monster more of a victim than Victor Frankenstein does. From the beginning, the monster was abandoned by his creator Victor, the only…

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Ireland: Geography, Topography, and a Political Perspective

There are four provinces in Ireland: Connacht (western Ireland), Munster (southern Ireland), Leinster (eastern Ireland), and Ulster (Northern Ireland). The Republic of Ireland is comprised of the provinces of Connacht, Munster, and Leinster; the province of Ulster is referred to as Northern Ireland and is under Britain’s jurisdiction. Northern and Southern Ireland are differentiated not only by geographical differences, but also by political and religious views. Approximately 5/6 of the 27,136 square mile island is referred to as the Republic of Ireland and claimed freedom during the year 1922, when…

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The Pregnancy Life Stage

Does nutrition status affect fertility? Good overall nutrition, rather than eating any specific food, greatly improves your chances of conceiving a child. For women, nutrient deficiencies and low-calorie diets at one extreme, and obesity at the other, can disrupt ovulation. Poor nutrition can also have an impact on male fertility. In order to get pregnant, doctors recommend that both women and men eat healthy, exercise and keep a positive mental attitude to increase chances of fertilization. Eating healthy, exercise and keeping a positive mental attitude are equally important during pregnancy…

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Bill Gates – the richest man in the world

He is the richest man in the world. His former friends, who are now his enemies, hate to even hear The Digital World of Bill Gates his name. His company wants to be with you in your office, your car, and even your kitchen. His name is Bill Gates. There is a lot more to Bill Gates than being the richest man in the world. He is one of the people responsible for setting off the computer revolution, and by doing that, he as changed the way mankind lives forever.…

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Buddhism as a Way of Life

One of the reasons why I took the course of for religion this semester is to perhaps come closer with my God again. As a child growing up in Poland, where Christianity was the only accepted religion, I was very much encouraged by my parents, family, and society to pray at bedtime, attend mass every Sunday, and be enrolled in the mandatory religion classed at my public school. As I got older and began making my own decisions, religion began slowly slipping out of my life. I never took the…

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A Doll’s house: A play that serves as the author’s tool for critiquing society

. One rarely encounters the ability to transcend accepted social beliefs. The play reflects controversial issues that the audience can relate to because they interact in the same situations every day. As late nineteenth century playwright, Henrick Ibsen points out the flaws of mankind and also provides an answer to the controversy. Unknowingly the heroine solves the problem at the end of the play and indirectly sends a message to the audience on how to solve their own problems. Henrik Ibsen provides a unique analysis on the issues that his…

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Ludwig Van Beethoven

Born to a drunkard father and an unhappy mother, the young Beethoven was subjected to a brutal training in music at the hands of his father, who hoped that the boy would prove to be another prodigy like Mozart. Failing in this, the young Beethoven nevertheless embraced music and studied for a short time in 1792 with Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna. Hailed as a genius and a master of improvisation at the piano, Beethoven soon made a name for himself, and by 1794 was known throughout Europe. He faithfully…

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The Barns of North America

The barns of North America are some of the most nostalgic places among all others throughout the heartland. All barns have a story to tell, and their insides share with us what has went on inside them for years. Like a hunter finds delight in looking at his environment to tell what his prey is doing, I find delight in meticulously looking at the innards of a barn. A person can start right at the tremendous double doors, look down to see the wood of the main floor where the…

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Zeus from Greek mythology

Zeus is the king of all the gods. He comes to power because his mother saves him from being devoured by his father. Zeus then comes back and saves his siblings and overthrows Chronos. Zeus becomes the new king. However, his power is not safe. There are many threats to Zeus’ rule. They include the Titans, the Giants, Typhoeus, other gods, and Hera. The threat from Hera is the threat that is mentioned in the Hymn to Apollo and in the Iliad 14-15. She is a very powerful figure in…

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. He was the only child. His parents were James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. He was raised very fortunate because his family had a lot of money. Franklin, at age fourteen, attended Groton School. For his undergraduate degree he attended Harvard University. At Harvard he was elected editor-in-chief of the college paper. Franklin looked up to his distant cousin, Teddy Roosevelt. He wanted to be in office just like Teddy was. He ran for his first office in 1910 for New York’s…

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Jazz influence in artists work

Jazz has been an influence in many artists work, from painting to other forms of music. Jazz is an American music form that was developed from African-American work songs. The white man began to imitate them in the 1920s and the music form caught on and became very popular. Two artists that were influenced by jazz were Jean-Michel Basquiat and Stuart Davis. The influence is quite evident in many of their works, such as Horn Players, by Basquiat, and Swing Landscape, by Davis. Stuart Davis was born in Philadelphia in…

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What is Marijuana?

What Is Marijuana? Marijuana is a drug obtained from dried and crumpled parts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa (or Cannabis indica). It can be smoked by rolling in tobacco paper or placing in a pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. The main active principle of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol. Marijuana is not a narcotic and is not mentally or physically addicting drug. One can use mild cannabis preparations such as marijuana in small amounts for years…

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby: Nick as a Narrator

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a story that deals with an array of topics that range from greed and corruption, to lies and deceit. Fitzgerald creates a masterful character, Nick Carraway. Nick is a character that posses all of the qualities of a true friend. He is trustworthy, honest, and the most important quality he posses is his unbiased and non-judgmental nature. All of the qualities that Nick possesses have helped to make him such a lovable character and an extremely effective, and reliable as a narrator…

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Travels In Alaska Muir John

Travels in Alaska takes readers on a trip to Alaska through the vivid descriptions of the author, John Muir. The book is based on journals Muir wrote during his visits to Alaska in 1879, 1880, and 1890. These chronicles of his journey relate his observations of nature, glaciers, and the many people he met. Traveling on foot, by canoe, and dogsled Muir experienced excitement discovering unfamiliar types of lands and animals. Each summer Muir and his new found Presbyterian missionary friend S. Hall Young accompanied by Tlingit Indian guides launched…

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Edgar Allan Poe influence on literature

Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his famous works. “Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston” (Inglis 505) “on January 19, 1809” (Asselineau 409). He was…

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To Kill A Mockingbird – Overview

Born in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 28, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee is the youngest of three children of Amassa Coleman Lee and Francis Lee. Before his death, Miss Lee’s father and her older sister, Alice, practiced law together in Monroeville. When one considers the theme of honor that runs throughout Miss Lee’s novel, it is perhaps significant to note that her family is related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a man especially noted for his devotion to that virtue. Miss Lee received her early education in the Monroeville public…

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s military career

Napoleon Bonaparte’s military career was launched by the events of the French Revolution. Called upon by various revolutionary governments to perform, Bonaparte was able to advance his career with each successive coup. When he became a successful commander in the French war against the counter-revolutionary armies in Italy, he put himself into a position to take over the French government. He was invited to join a coup to overthrow the Directory in 1798 and became emperor six years later. In domestic affairs, Napoleon acted like an enlightened despot. He brought…

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Andrew Cappello: Triumph over tragedy

When we think of a tragedy, instantaneously the classic Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet springs into our mind. Thoughts of lost love and torments abound. The most human of emotions, sorrow, overwhelms us. We shudder, a chill creeps up our spine. We agonize over the tragedy, and the tragic figure. We lose sight of reality, and stumble headlong into the story. Enthralled by the suspense, captured by the Irony that, “we know” what plight lies ahead for the characters. We become enraptured by tragedies. We feel the pain, the suffering…

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The United Sates independence from Great Britain

History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U. S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. This essay will prove that George Washington was the greatest U. S.…

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Oedipus and Tiresias

Oedipus and Tiresias, characters of Sophocles’ play “Oedipus Tyrannus,” are propelled to their individual destinies by their peculiar relationships with truth. Paranoid and quick to anger Oedipus, is markedly different from the confident and self-assured Tiresias. In the dialogue between the two men, Oedipus rapidly progresses from praise of Tiresias as a champion and protector of Thebes in line 304, to blatantly accusing the blind prophet of betraying the city in line 331, to angrily insulting him in line 334. Rather than be intimidated by the protagonist’s title and temperament,…

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