Short Essays

  • Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Found at the scene of the crime two dead bodies stabbed brutally, and left to die at their house. This was the story that shocked the country in 1991. This was the start of the O.J. Simpson domestic abuse case that is still going on today. Unfortunately events like this happen many times over everyday in many setting all over the United states; however the victims of the other cases don\'t get nearly as much publicity. Some facts about domestic abuse: An average of nine out of
  • LORD OF THE FLIES
    LORD OF THE FLIES Most children are confined to the society that is created for them. This society for the most part consists of their family and friends in school. In fact most children are a reflection of the society from which they are brought up in. Human society is taken for granted by most. People don’t consciously think about who is in power and why. They just go about everyday the same worrying about petty little problems that they seem to feel are of significant importance. But when thi
  • Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
    Lord Of The Flies by William Golding About the author Sir William Golding (1911-1993), was an English novelist who wrote exciting adventure stories who deal with the conflict between mind and instinct. William Gerald Golding was born in St. Columb Minor, in Cornwall. He was knighted in 1988. His novels are moral fables that reveal how dangerous and destructive human brings may be unless they are restrained by conscience. Golding won the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature. His most famous book, "Lor
  • Dual Citizenship in Canada
    Dual Citizenship in Canada Karen and Ross have been married for six years. During these years, each has had to make decisions concerning their careers to accommodate each other. Two companies have now confronted Ross with a career opportunity, those being California Energy Systems and Petrolia Oil. He must decide by September 28 what opportunity to act upon, taking into account the effects it will have on his career, Karen\'s career, and their marriage. Situational Analysis Both individuals come
  • Lordoftheflies
    Lordoftheflies Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion during his reign. Using the re-est
  • Losing face
    losing face Losing Face Losing Face Everyone has experienced losing face. I can remember as a kid, being caught in a lie and trying desperately to weasel my way out without looking stupid. There were times as an adult, I would deny having problems at my job, too worried of loosing creditability. In Mark Salzman’s book “Iron and Silk”, he shows the Chinese culture and how important it is to keep face in front of a foreigner. Early in the book, Mark is introduced to Pan a marital arts expert. Duri
  • Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood
    Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician.
  • Loyalty To Family In The Short Story barn Burning
    Loyalty To Family In The Short Story "barn Burning" The short story Barn Burning by William Faulkner is a stark look at the struggle of a boy to try to do what is right, or do what is best for his family during the post Civil War era. The main character, Sartoris Snopes is a poor son of a migrant tenant farmer who, in the opening scene is being questioned about the burning of a farmers barn by his father, Abner Snopes. The boy is torn between choosing what is right, telling the truth, or lying t
  • Lyl-JC
    Lyl-JC You think you know a person. You think you know them, right up until the day they come out and tell you about all their deep, dark secrets and this whole other life they\'ve been leading that you never even knew about. At least, that was the case with my good friend, Lyle Lawrence Kingly. My name, for the information of the curious, is Niles Jameson. I knew Lyle Kingly for a good many years and was actually an associate of his for a short time. We eventually went our separate ways, I purs
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli The term Machiavellian refers to someone who is unscrupulous, cunning, cynical, and unprincipled (Goods 1998). Many scholars agree that this particular adjective would have dismayed Niccolo Machiavelli, the man from whom the term is derived. In reality he has been attributed as being one of the brightest lights of the Italian Renaissance through his works as not only a writer, but also as an influential philosopher of history and political thought. His most famous work The Prince has
  • Madame Bovary
    Madame Bovary Madame Bovary From earliest infancy, an individual’s character is molded by experience. In Gustave Flaubert’s novel entitled Madame Bovary, Emma’s unorthodox behavior during her married life can be attriuted to the illusions she maintained about life during her girlhood. These, combined with her father’s disinterest in her mental happiness become the force which eventually leads Emma Bovary to commit suicide. When she was 13 years old, Pere Rouault took his daughter, Emma, to town
  • Malamud - The Naked Nude
    Malamud - The Naked Nude The Elusive Form: The Use of Female Characters in "Naked Nude" Michael McBee English 2420 Dr. Chappell May 24, 1994 Thesis and Outline: Thesis: In his picturesque short story, "The Naked Nude", Bernard Malamud uses the female characters to develop, enact, and resolve Fidelman\'s epiphany and to bring about the protagonist\'s final, artistic self-understanding. I. Introductory paragraph--statement of thesis. II. The prostitutes A. in contrast to Fidelman\'s initial idea o
  • Management Pratices at Sonic Corp
    Management Pratices at Sonic Corp SONIC CORPORATION INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND INFORMATION In 1953 Sonic Corporation was founded by Tony Smith in Shawnee, Oklahoma under a different name of the Top Hat. Tony Smith started the company as a drive-in restaurant featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, and french-fried onion rings. In the mid-50s Smith was asked by Charles Pappe for assistance in establishing a similar restaurant in a rural town also located in Oklahoma. This was the beginning of a partnership
  • Marching On
    Marching On The novel The Long March by William Styron is a prime example of anti-war, anti-goverment, and anti-military writing. William Styron uses marine reserves, that are forced to make a 36 mile march that they are not prepared for, to show the brutality and hypocrisy in the leaders of this country. The reserves are people that have been out of the service for many years, but have just been called back into service. A terrible accident has just occured at the base they are stationed at. A
  • Mark Twain's Masterpiece 'The Adventures of Huckle
    Mark Twain\'s Masterpiece \'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain and his masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Masque Of The Red Death
    Masque Of The Red Death In The Masque of the Red Death , Poe leads one event into another often. He uses much symbolism, and in the paragraphs below, I will show you it. In the first couple of paragraphs however, I will summarize the plot and state the theme. In this plot, Poe begins by talking about the Red Death, basically setting the stage for later events in the story. Then, he talks about Prince Prospero, which tells the reader that Prospero and the Red Death will have a conflict later in t
  • Master of Zoul Looks back In Time
    Master of Zoul Looks back In Time ESSAY BEGINS: "Master of Zoul Looks back in Time" During second period math class, the PA comes on. I hear "David Higgins to the office for an early dismissal, Please". Being as I was only in the second grade, I rushed to the office, only to see my God Mother waiting for me. She tells me that we have to go pick up my other two brothers at pre-school. I asked her why, but, she only responded with "I\'ll explain later". So I followed her to the car and hopped in.
  • Mastering the Short Story
    Mastering the Short Story Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of wri
  • Melville
    Melville A Reflection On Melville\'s Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville "As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success."(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melvill
  • Memo ---- Goals
    Memo ---- Goals To : Instructor of ENC. 3241 From : Date : January 28 , 1997 Subject : Goals Setting goals for yourself is very important . You must have something to work towards in order to please your conscious . Goals give you that motivation so you can work to fulfill you potential . Goals can come in many different forms . Some goals help you work towards bigger goals . Short term goals help you accomplish your long term goals . One of my short term goals is to become more motivated . Moti
  • Mental Disorders
    Mental Disorders The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a few cards short of a full deck. This is probably not the persons fault that they are like this they were just born this way. These people are not all a like. They are not even in exact classes because all of the classes have not been seperated yet. In mos
  • Metamorphoses
    Metamorphoses Lisa Weinstein Nonfiction Piece January 17, 2000 Metamorphoses The loud cries of teenagers fill the night, their laughter and screams echo through the streets. The many partygoers crowd the narrow sidewalks, stumbling and leaning on each other for support. This is the typical Friday night in State College. The dance party music resonates from each fraternity house as well as the tall apartment buildings that tower over the town. The smell of beer fills the air. Turning away from ga
  • Miss brill
    miss brill Critical Analysis: Miss Brill Katherine Mansfield’s short story into the heart and mind of the aging Miss Brill captures the spirit of human nature’s desire to feel important. The short story revolves around its one main character, Miss Brill who suffers from a lack of purpose or significance. Miss Brill appears to be living an illusion of importance because in reality she is scarcely noticed and needed. The author tells the story through the eyes of an outsider who possess such a fam
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville Moby Dick by Herman Melville by Cazi Brasga Honors English III 9/04/96 I. Biographical Insights A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful literary genius’ flourishing there. B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of
  • Modern designing in today's automobile
    modern designing in today\'s automobile Ferro 1 Modern Designing in Today\'s Automobile Today\'s automobile is a fine example of hard work and dedication to make our lives easier. Automobiles have progressed an amazing amount since the earliest automobile in the early 1900\'s. Most of us take for granted just how difficult producing an automobile is (car) and do not realize the work and hours that go into developing one. We also take for granted how much cars help us in our everyday lives. We us
  • Modern life
    modern life How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation’s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B
  • My Great-Grandmother was not a Person
    My Great-Grandmother was not a Person My Great-Grandmother was not a person. Neither was yours. Up until about 67 years ago no females were. We were supposed to be pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. At least that\'s the perception that the laws enforced. (For ex: The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada and The Common Law of England) As part of the British Commonwealth many of our laws were the same as England\'s and enforced by British parliament. One such law from the Common Law of Englan
  • Moving
    moving As I stood at the three point line, the ball seemed to be in slow motion. Screams from the crowd came as the ball dropped through the net. Not only did this shot go in but it dropped through the net with such force that it made a sound that was heard throughout the gym. The gym was packed and the fans were on their feet, I had just hit my first three pointer of my varsity basketball career. As our team set up the press, sweat dripped from my face. I was close enough to kiss my opponent, t
  • My own
    My own By Anthony Chan 10A Romeo & Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Thr
  • The Awakening: Public Controversy
    The Awakening: Public Controversy The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin, was a book that was truly ahead of its time. The author of the book was truly a genius in her right, but yet she was seen as a scoundrel. At the time, it was "a world that values only her performance as a mother, whose highest expectations for women are self sacrifice and self-effacement." ( ? ) The people of that era were not ready to admit or accept the simple but hidden feelings of intimacy or sexuality and the true natu
  • Naked
    Naked Naked David Sedaris; Little Brown co. 1997 “ The women’s open” 1. Throughout the essay “ The women’s open” David’s father obsession for golf is shown. The power of his obsession leads him to forget what should be important to him. 2. Sedaris expresses the lack of heart his father shows towards people and even his children when it comes down to golf. For example the first day Lisa ever got her period was out on the golf course while her dad was watching a professional tournament, at first w
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams Into Much of His
    Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams Into Much of His 19th Century Prose ENG 1015, Sec. 331 March 19, 1997 Nathaniel Hawthorne Weaves Dreams into Reality in Much of His 19th Century Prose Nathaniel Hawthorne, a master of American fiction, often utilizes dreams within the annals of his writings to penetrate, explore and express his perceptions of the complex moral and spiritual conflicts that plague mankind. His clever, yet crucial purpose for using dreams is to represent, through symbolism, the hum
  • Nathaniel HawthorneÆs short story Dr. HeideggerÆs
    Nathaniel HawthorneÆs short story Dr. HeideggerÆs Reality or Illusion In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment, one of the central ideas of the story revolves around the idea of reality versus illusion. Of course the overriding theme of the story dealt with the ethical dilemma of changing old age into youth, still a major part of how the story was interpreted involved a personal decision on how you took the story; as literal or figurative. The perception that appealed to m
  • Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist
    Nellie McClung- A Canadian Feminist Nellie McClung Helen "Nellie" Laetitia Mooney was born October 20, 1873 in a log cabin on Garafraxa Road, two kilometers from Chatsworth, Ontario. She and her family moved to Manitoba when she was six years old. One of Nellie\'s best influences was her mother. Her family\'s influence was no doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mother thought that every child had the right to an education, and her whole family encouraged her to learn all she could. (9,
  • Neolithic Park
    Neolithic Park Neolithic Park A Short Story composed by: Reagan B Honors English II Mrs. Coultas - 3 August 16, 1993 "Thanks for that update, Bob," said the aged anchor person. His voice was rough and deep, as though he had been to sea recently and had taken home a throat lined with thick salt water. He sounded too serious, but friendly enough to be a local newscaster for a maximum audience of perhaps 20,000 bored stiff eyes. "And now we have a related story about the new sporting goods store he
  • Nick Adams in Hemingway's Stories
    Nick Adams in Hemingway\'s Stories The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I got to know Nick through the reading. I started to understand Nick and I could anticipate the actions and feelings that he was feeling. I am not sure if this is because I became familiar with Nick or because I have done many of the things Nick has done and was able to understand what he was doing. "Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and II" were the most enjoyable short stories of the ones I read. T
  • Nick Adams Tribulations
    Nick Adams Tribulations In the Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway a young boy by the name of Nick Adams goes through his life’s tribulations slowly learning and experiencing new things. Nick Adams is a young boy that is very naïve and still has many things to learn before he is considered a true man. Contained in these stories are the experiences that Nick goes through, helping him understand many topics and ideas such as: life, death, and relationships. In the story of the Indian Camp nick has h
  • None
    None Throughout life, clothing and body language are often utilized as sources of emotional expression. These emotions can also be portrayed in literaray works and artisitic displays, such as those of Poe, Baudelaire, Manet, and Warhol. In Poe’s “Man of the Crowd,” there are several descriptions of different types of people based on their appearances, but one particular man is focused on by the narrator due to his unique appearance. Baudelaire’s “The Painter of Modern Life” emphasizes the emotio
  • Nonviolent Resistance
    Nonviolent Resistance NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE In Martin Luther King, Jr.¹s selection, Nonviolent Resistance which first appeared in 1958 as a part of his book Stride Towards Freedom, he describes the processes people follow as they confront their situation. There are three ways he explained how oppressed people can deal with their situation. The different processes that are opened to the oppressed people are acquiescence, violence, and nonviolent resistance. Martin Luther King, Jr. does not approv
  • Norse Mythology
    Norse Mythology The book entitled Norse Mythology by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the general introduction. Here, you find the author\'s meaning of Norse mythology and where he got his information. He says, By Norse mythology we mean the information we have conc
  • 'O Pioneers'
    \'O Pioneers\' Until the late eighteenth century, any land located beyond the Alleghany mountains was believed to be savage, uninhabited land. Thus, it became known as the American frontier. According to Turner, the definition of frontier means, "the meeting point between savagery and civilization and a region of sparse settlement." 1 With the overwhelming number of frontiersmen invading this uninhabited land, many myths about winning the West arose, some containing truth, while others neglectin
  • Observation 500
    Observation 500 One afternoon I was sitting at a study table at the library quietly working on my “Survey of World Religion” homework. All of a sudden another college student slammed his books on to the table. After he placed his books loudly upon the table, he threw down his book bag on to the floor next to the chair. I glanced up at him with a look of disturbance upon my face. He left as quickly as he came, just to return again. I continued working on my homework until he blessed me with his p
  • ODD COUPLE CRITIQUE
    ODD COUPLE CRITIQUE The Odd Couple 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 were sold for five dollars apiece. There were two intermissions where the audience was able to stretch their legs and get something to eat
  • 'Of Mice and Men'
    \'Of Mice and Men\' OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck first takes place a few miles south of Soledad. There were two men by the names of George and Lennie who became life long partners. George thought Lennie needed support because Lennie was mentally retarded. Later, George and Lennie moved to a ranch nearby Soledad. George and Lennie got into trouble a few miles south of Soledad in a town called Weed. The men were hiding out along a river called Salinas, across from the Gabililan mountains. Tro
  • Oh the Sorrow
    Oh the Sorrow Oh the Sorrow... During the 20th century, there was an evident disillusion and disintegration in religious views and human nature due to the horrific and appalling events and improvements in technology of this time, such as the Holocaust and the creation of the atom bomb. This has left people with little, if any, faith in powers above or in their own kind, leaving them to linger in feelings of despair and that life is an absurd joke. From these times grew the Theater of Absurd. Her
  • Old Man and the Sea book report
    Old Man and the Sea book report The Old Man and The Sea Book Report by ***** I decided to read this book for two reasons. My friends have read this book in the past and said it wasn\'t too bad. Second, it is one heck of a short book. I finished this book in 2 days. As the sample book report says, this book is only 27,000 words long. The book lived up to what my friends had said about it. The book was one of the best classic stories I have read, it had a good story and good description. Hemingway
  • Oliver Twist
    Oliver Twist I Content - Characterizations Oliver Twist - A loving, innocent orphan child; the son of Edwin Leeford and Agnes Fleming. He is generally quiet and shy rather than aggressive. Oliver\'s affectionate nature, along with his weakness and innocence, earn him the pity and love of the good people he meets. Dicken\'s choice of Oliver\'s name is very revealing, because the boy\'s story is full of "twists" and turns. Dickens uses his skills at creating character to make Oliver particularly a
  • On Lying in Bed (Essay on this Essay written by G
    On Lying in Bed (Essay on this Essay written by G K Chestert In this short essay, G.K. Chesterton is able to display his absolute understanding of human nature. He explains this nature through humor and wit in this particular essay, On Lying in Bed. According to this essay, Chesterton has developed three parts to human nature. The first part is that items that are desired by humans can often be found in unusually normal places. The second part is that humans have begun to aggrandize trivial mora
  • On the island
    On the island On the Island Section B: Essay As we approach the 21st century our lives are changing dramatically. With the aid of computers and robots much of what used to be tedious labour is done automatically. Our modern society now allows us to dedicate more of our time to our families and our friends. Unfortunately many people do not realize the benefits of a closely connected family. Once they have grown up, the love for their parents diminishes slowly until the relationship becomes nothin
  • ON THE LEFT SIDE
    ON THE LEFT SIDE A When a rich man donated some money to St. Finbar’s, which is a catholic church in Conn in Ireland, some of the money was spend on electrical wall-heaters in the right half of the church and some of it was spend on medical aid to the people of Burundi. A missionary, Philomena O’Halloran, was sent to Burundi and to raise money to support her mission, a special missionary box was mounted on the counter of the grocer’s. At Christmas after twenty years O’Halloran sent a young man t