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The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Summaries Chapter 1: Hester Prynne has committed adultery. Two years ago her husband in Europe sent her on ahead to America while he settled some business affairs. Alone in the small town of Boston, Hester has shocked and angered her neighbors by secretly taking a lover and bringing forth a girl child. The Puritans of Boston are shocked that she has done this thing. They are angry because she will not reveal the name of the father of the child. Although the usual pen
Organizational Change And Resistance To Change
Organizational Change And Resistance To Change
organizational change and resistance to change Future generations, looking back on the last years of the twentieth century, will see a contradictory picture of great promise and equally at great uncertainty. The 1990's have all the symptoms of a turning point in world history, a moment when many of the structural givens of social development themselves become problematic and world society undergoes profound reorganization. These developments occur within a frame work of rapidly expanding soc
Rose Schneiderman And The Triangle Fire
Rose Schneiderman And The Triangle Fire
Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire A Review of the Essay Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire Reported by Leslie Regina Goodson The American History Illustrated, published in July of 1981, featured an essay by Bonnie Mitelman. The essay expounds on the tragedy of a horrific fire at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911 and the impetus it had on a union activist, Rose Schneiderman. Ms. Mitelman emphasizes the altering change such a tragedy can have on an individual, a small commu
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, led a rather dramatic life, just like the character described in his novel. He had played various roles throughout his life. He used to be a successful merchant, though went out of business later. He published The True-Born Englishman, which was awarded by William III, and he also the author of The Short Way With The Dissentions, because of which he was sent to the court since the article ridicule the policy the government had taken toward
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Treating people differently because of the color of their skin used to be called discrimination, but today it?s called affirmative action (Amselle 177). Affirmative action today, is considered to be one of the most controversial dilemma facing our equal status of individual rights. As we all know, affirmative action was implemented with the idea and hope that America would finally become truly equal. So far, it has lasted for thirty years and had not solved any of our curren
When Irony Becomes Cynicism
When Irony Becomes Cynicism
When Irony Becomes Cynicism Understanding modern culture can be very difficult. There are so many parts and variables that make up modern culture, and on top of that, these parts are always changing. In that sense, identifying and analyzing a specific trait in modern culture can be extremely challenging. Pinpointing a trait that is so frequently overused it is often taken for granted. Then being able to explain it so well that people will be able to understand and see this trait as if they had n
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice THEME: Jane Austen?s novel Pride and Prejudice is a tale of love and marriage in eighteenth-century England. PLOT: It centres on the elder sisters of the Bennet family, Jane and Elizabeth. Their personalities, misunderstandings and the roles of pride and prejudice play a large part in the development of their individual relationships. The spirited Elizabeth and softhearted Jane have to deal with not only their own feelings but also the status of their fami
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin in the Sun Conflict in A Raisin in the Sun In the play A Raisin in the Sun, the playwright Lorraine Hansberry depicts the life of an impoverished African American family living on the south side of Chicago. The Youngers, living in a small apartment and having dreams larger than the world in which the live, often use verbal abuse as a way to vent their problems. Many times, this verbal abuse leads to unnecessary conflict within the family. The most frequently depicted conflict is that be
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin in the sun Society in the 1959 was full of racial discrimination. White and blacks were still living in their own areas , the public as a whole was very slow to accept the concept of mixed neighborhoods ? blacks and white living together. This book, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, tells the story of a lower-class black family?s struggle to gain middle ?class acceptance in the Southside of Chicago. The Younger family of five, four adults and one child live in a cramped
Computer Crime
Computer Crime
Computer Crime It's the weekend, you have nothing to do so you decide to play around on your computer. You turn it on and then start up, you start calling people with your modem, connecting to another world, with people just like you at a button press away. This is all fine but what happens when you start getting into other peoples computer files. Then it becomes a crime, but what is a computer crime really, obviously it involves the use of a computer but what are these crimes. Well they are: H
If Marijuana Were Legalized
If Marijuana Were Legalized
If Marijuana Were Legalized Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increa
Pride And Prejudice - Marriages And The Age Of Reason
Pride And Prejudice - Marriages And The Age Of Reason
Pride And Prejudice - Marriages and the Age of Reason Austen?s Marriages and the Age of Reason Jane Austen successfully portrays the Age of Reason through her characters in Pride and Prejudice. The story revolves around a mother of five daughters, Mrs. Bennet, whose sole purpose is to marry off her daughters to suitable men. Her eldest, Jane, is her most prized daughter. Mrs. Bennet is assured that Jane?s beauty and meticulous manners will win her a prized husband who may be able to support not
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice Question 1: Pride and Prejudice Chapter 19 concerns Mr Collins's proposal to Elizabeth. Read carefully the exchange between Elizabeth and Mr Collins beginning 'Believe me, my dear Miss Elizabeth' to 'not fail of being acceptable'. Discuss the passage in detail, commenting on its comic aspects, and what the chapter reveals about the characters and the social environment or world of the novel. At first glance Chapter 19 is just another cog in the story of Pride and Prejudice, b
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice Throughout Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the conflict between reason and emotion is conveyed through the marriage of several different characters. In the marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, it is quite clear that the two have never experienced much love and is done mostly for financial benefit and out of infatuation. Similarly, the marriage between Charlotte and Mr. Collins is done out of convenience, but unlike Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, the two do not seem to mind the lack
Pride And Prejudice - Marriage
Pride And Prejudice - Marriage
Pride And Prejudice - Marriage ?Pride and Prejudice? is not only a love story of marriage among the rural gentry in England at the start of the 19th century Jane Austen was born in 1775 in Hampshire. Her father was a vicar and she had six brothers and a sister. At the age of sixteen she started writing humorous novels. In 1813 she published ?Pride and Prejudice?. She never got married and she died in 1817 at the age of forty-two. Jane Austen thought that the situation that should be written abou
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice Pride And Prejudice, Jane Austin Jane Austin was born in 1775 in Stevenson, Hampshire. Her family wasn?t rich but managed to give her a decent education. At fourteen she began to write little plays for home theatricals. She also wrote nonsense story?s to entertain her family. After her father?s retirement they moved to the town of Bath. She was writing First Impression, now called Pride and Prejudice but couldn?t get it published till 1813. Jane led a quiet life and never mar
Pride And Prejudice - Characters
Pride And Prejudice - Characters
Pride And Prejudice - Characters One of the weaknesses of the novel, Pride and Prejudice is that the characters are divided up between those you like and those you don?t. Discuss. The characters found in the novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, are easily contrasted. While some characters are likeable, we have others who are seen as silly and petty. Thus, we have strong differences between the various characters, who present to us the nature of society in those times. The reflection of th
Am I Blue
Am I Blue
Am I Blue Personal Conflicts in Am I Blue The author of Am I Blue, Beth Henley begins the play with the seventeen-year-old protagonist John Polk sitting alone in a bar. John contemplates on the red and black card in his hand. From the street, a sixteen-year-old girl whose name is Ashbe sits next to him. She hides under his raincoat because she stole two ashtrays from a local inn. Ashbe is a social person and soon begins a conversation with John. Through persistent questioning, Ashbe discovers
Penalty Of Death-Analysis
Penalty Of Death-Analysis
Penalty of Death-Analysis [1]-Title, Author, etc. -The Penalty of Death -Written by H.L. Mencken, 1926. [2]-Thesis -The thesis of the essay is on page 395, and is the last sentence of paragraph 3. It states: What I contend is that one of the prime objects of all judicial punishments is to afford the same grateful relief (a) to the immediate victims of the criminal punished, and (b) to the general body of moral and timorous men. -Means that in the authors point of view, one of the key points of
Pauls Case
Pauls Case
Paul's Case Conflict in Stories Complications usually arise after a writer introduces the main point in a story. These complications are usually the result of conflicts. There are three kinds of conflict within a story (Trimmer and Jennings 4). The first kind of conflict is conflict among the characters. The second kind of conflict is conflict between a character and his or her environment. The third kind of conflict is conflict among the thoughts, needs, or emotions of a single character. After
Out Of This Furnace
Out Of This Furnace
Out of This Furnace Life in the late 19th and early 20th century was depressing and was an era filled with extremely hard and strenuous work that did not offer much future for the average person . An average wage earner could be virtually stuck in the same job for the rest their life, while the rich maintained their wealth mainly caused by the low taxes. Living conditions were poor for the average person and even worse for arriving immigrants. Despite the dreary and miserable outlook, many Ameri
Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday
Only Yesterday Only Yesterday Frederick Lewis Allen's book Only Yesterday is an informal look at life in the 1920's. The book begins with a prelude that details the lives of a young married couple. The book then proceeds to tell the events that occurred during the 1920's beginning with the signing of the armistice and ending with the stock market crash of 1929. Woodrow Wilson was the president at the end of WWI. He had the great honor of informing the American public that the armistice was signe
Only The Heart
Only The Heart
Only the heart The Vietnamese people in only the heart had many difficult hardships to go through in order to get to Australia. The book showed how all the different characters responded to these hardships in there own ways. I will talk about the problems before they left Vietnam and how that made them escape. To the extent in which they succeeded and what helped them succeed. And of coarse the problems they had along the way. The Vo family was living in a village in Vietnam during the war and w
The Darling
The Darling
The Darling Olenka was quite a darling. She was quiet, and always had an imaginative smile. Unfortunately, she had a personality defect. Her problem was the fact that she didn?t have a personality of her own; it was always that of her lovers. In the beginning of the story she was married to Kukin. When she was with Kukin, he complained about the rain on his garden. He said, Almost every evening it rains. It is simply awful! The public doesn?t come, but I have to pay the rent just the same, (172)
United States Imigration Law
United States Imigration Law
United States Imigration Law US immigration law is arguably the most complex in the World with fifty-three different types of non-immigrant visas and a number of ways of gaining permanent residence (the Green Card). For many people it is a difficult and lengthy process gaining a Green Card on an initial basis. It is frequently far better to apply for one of the non-immigrant visas and then apply for an adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence. I do not propose to cover every conc
Monopoly Of The Postal Service
Monopoly Of The Postal Service
Monopoly of the Postal Service In the United States economy most markets can be classified into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isn?t the best choice for the public on account of various reasons. The United
Nine Guardians
Nine Guardians
Nine Guardians Nine Guardians Throughout time man has oppressed his own kind. In The Nine Guardians man, in this case the Spanish man is oppressing the Mexican Indians. Just like history before the oppression of the Mexican Indians the oppressed revolt. In The Nine Guardians when the Indians revolt it causes death, degradation of a family, mental strain to the point of insanity and property damage, just as revolts before it. Death is caused by a revolting Indian, attempting to stop a help letter
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal Have You Eaten Yet?: Swift?s Final Solution As a lately favored eighteenth century essay, Jonathan Swift?s Proposal has been canonized as a satirical model of wit. As will be discussed shortly, Swift?s essay is often seen as an allegory for England?s oppression of Ireland. Swift, himself and Irishman (Tucker 142), would seem to have pointed his razor wit against the foreign nation responsible for his city?s ruin. Wearing the lens of a New Historicist, however, requires that we
Huckleberry Finn - Critical Essay
Huckleberry Finn - Critical Essay
Huckleberry Finn - Critical Essay The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the noblest, greatest, and most adventuresome novel in the world. Mark Twain definitely has a style of his own that depicts a realism in the novel about the society back in antebellum America. Mark Twain definitely characterizes the protagonist, the intelligent and sympathetic Huckleberry Finn, by the direct candid manner of writing as though through the actual voice of Huck. Every word, thought, and speech by Huck is so pre
Musee Des Beaux Arts
Musee Des Beaux Arts
Musee des Beaux Arts The Old Master's; how well they understood it's human position. In Musee des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden, the Old Master's understood that people often turned a blind eye to one another's suffering. It uses an analysis of one art form (paintings) by another (poetry) to make the statement about people's lack of interest in the suffering of others. The poem explores the depth of humanities indifference to one another. The Old Masters' understood that death caused much suffer
Mr Warrens Profession
Mr Warrens Profession
Mr Warren's Profession Mrs. Warren?s Profession Mrs. Warren?s profession, written by Mr. George Bernard Shaw, shows the world how women are being exploited through capitalism. The characters, stage, and themes make this an enjoyable play with a deep-rooted message. For example, during the 1800?s women could be employed as factory workers, bar maids, and prostitutes. Many opportunities afforded men were taboo for women. Men were able to attend college take the challenging subjects and get a degre
Song Of Solomon
Song Of Solomon
Song of Solomon The idea of complete independence and indifference to the surrounding world, symbolized by flying, stands as a prominent concept throughout Toni Morrison's emphatic novel Song of Solomon. However, the main character Milkman feels that this freedom lies beyond his reach; he cannot escape the demands of his family and feel fulfilled at the same time. As Milkman's best friend Guitar says through the novel, Everybody wants a black man's life, a statement Milkman easily relates to w
Our Lady Of The Snows
Our Lady Of The Snows
Our Lady of the Snows An Essay ON Morley Callaghan's Our Lady Of The Snows The author 'Morley Callaghan' has written many stories and award winning novels through out his long career. Some pertain to true stories in which he has encountered through out his life. Others are straight fiction but involve a truth that deal with real-life situations and themes.(Canadian Encyclopedia: edi,1) In the novel Our Lady Of The Snows, a real-life situation has taken effect where a young woman is driven to
The Sword In The Stone
The Sword In The Stone
The Sword in the Stone It?s everywhere. It surrounds me and tracks me down like an unyielding shadow. I often ponder about this magical illusion that I am enveloped in, and find myself dumbfounded with the outcome. What is it? How can I rid of this thing that tugs on my sleeve and has me tied down relentlessly? There?s no explanation, it?s just there. Itlingers mysteriously above my head as if a lonely moon hung high in the midnight sky,illuminating a faint glimmer of mist above the surface of t
Mayor Of Casterbridge
Mayor Of Casterbridge
Mayor of Casterbridge Mayor of Casterbridge In the beginning of the novel, Michael Henchard sells his wife Susan and their baby daughter Elizabeth-Jane to a sailor for five guineas after drinking a great deal of rum-laced furmity--a sort of gruel made of wheat, milk, sugar, and spices. In the morning, Henchard regrets what he has done and searches the town for his wife and daughter. Unable to find them, he goes into a church and swears an oath that he will not drink any alcohol for twenty-one ye
Mayor Of Casterbridge
Mayor Of Casterbridge
Mayor of Casterbridge Mayor of Casterbridge One of the most striking aspects of the novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, for example, is the role of festival and the characters' perceptions of, and reactions to, the festive. The novel opens with Henchard, his wife and baby daughter arriving at Weydon-Priors fair. It is a scene of festive holiday in which 'the frivolous contingent of visitors' snatch a respite from labour after the business of the fair has been concluded. Here Henchard gets drunk an
The Tempest
The Tempest
The Tempest The relationship between master and slave is embraced by Shakespeare in his play The Tempest. Conflicts and complexities of authority are portrayed by the characters Prospero and Caliban. As one gains power, the other loses it. In the play, Prospero rises to power, while Caliban loses it. The legitimacy of Prospero?s authority over Caliban is, however, questionable. What gives Prospero the power over Caliban? What are the reasons that Caliban should obey his masters? orders? These qu
Thomas Crown Affair
Thomas Crown Affair
Thomas Crown Affair Film is a medium on which society thrives. Ever since its invention, film has managed to captivate society but offering ...sensational ?junk food for the mind' that does not deal seriously with our social and political problems but instead diverts and entertains us (Berger, MAT 164). Marxist thought is one of the most powerful and suggestive ways available to the media analyst for analyzing society and its institutions. America, although a capitalist society, constantly per
Immigration Problem In The U.S.
Immigration Problem In The U.S.
Immigration Problem in the U.S. The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U.S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U.S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. Alien skilled laborers, under these laws, were allowed to enter the U.S. to work in new industries. By this time anti-immigrant felling rose
Lolita
Lolita
Lolita Lolita is one of the most unconventional literary classics of the century. Lolita is a twelve-year-old girl, who is desired by the European intellectual Humbert Humbert. As the narrator of the story, Humbert chronicles his abnormal childhood, adolescent experiences, and an adventure in a booming American as a European tourist and pedophile. But it is key to realize his first heartbreak as a boy manifests into his desires for nymphets. This point is made clear in both the novel and movie.
Fascism And Its Political Ideas
Fascism And Its Political Ideas
Fascism and its Political Ideas Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Cele
U.S. Budget Deficit - Good Or Bad?
U.S. Budget Deficit - Good Or Bad?
U.S. Budget Deficit - Good or Bad? ?Spending financed not by current tax receipts, but by borrowing or drawing upon past tax reserves.? , Is it a good idea? Why does the U.S. run a deficit? Since 1980 the deficit has grown enormously. Some say its a bad thing, and predict impending doom, others say it is a safe and stable necessity to maintain a healthy economy. When the U.S. government came into existence and for about a 150 years thereafter the government managed to keep a balanced budget. Th
Life On The Color Line
Life On The Color Line
Life on the Color Line Life On The Color Line This is an elegantly written memoir about the life of Greg Williams and his younger brother Mike.The boys live in Virginia with their parents who ran a rowdy bar for military people associated with the bases in Norfolk. Their father was a temperamental, brilliant, exceedingly charming, devious alcoholic. When his fathers marriage and business came apart in Virginia, Greg was about 8 years old, and Mike a bit younger. Their father moved them to Muncie
Magic
Magic
Magic Life in the twentieth century is different through each decade but also much different than life in a century before. The short story Magic , written by Katherine Anne Porter in 1930, shows how people think they have choices in life but their future is actually already planned out for them. Ernest Hemingway?s short story A Clean, Well-Lighted Place which was written in 1933 shows how people feel about the well being of others and others feelings. The Storm , written by Kate Chopin in 1898
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird Nelle Harper Lee?s Philosophy on the Proper Treatment of Human Beings in To Kill A Mockingbird The 1930?s were a time in which blacks faced many hardships. It was a time in which the Ku Klux Klan had its peak. However, most importantly, it was the time when Nelle Harper Lee, the writer of To Kill A Mockingbird, was being raised. She was raised in a world where niggers were the bottom class in one of the most powerful countries in the world. She was also being raised during
The U.S. - A Legitimate Democracy?
The U.S. - A Legitimate Democracy?
The U.S. - a Legitimate Democracy? In any system which claims to be democratic, a question of its legitimacy remains. A truly democratic political system has certain characteristics which prove its legitimacy with their existence. One essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows people to freely make choices without government intervention. Another necessary characteristic which legitimates government is that every vote must count equally: one vote for every person. For t
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men
Of Mice And Men This novel is set on the Californian Grain Farms in the 1930?s. The town is called Soledad and is four miles south of San Jose. The inspiration for the book probably came from a poem by Robert Burns. The poem was about the plans of mice and men going wrong. The book generally is about all of the migrant workers, all with their own dreams. The main characters George and Lennie go from farm to farm, trying to work up a stake and save enough to buy their own farm. The other characte
Into The Wild
Into The Wild
Into The Wild Sometimes a character may be pushed over the edge by our materialistic society to discover his/her true roots, which can only be found by going back to nature where monetary status was not important. Chris McCandless leaves all his possessions and begins a trek across the Western United States, which eventually brings him to the place of his demise-Alaska. Jon Krakauer makes you feel like you are with Chris on his journey and uses exerts from various authors such as Thoreau, London
Farm Subsidies - A Necessary Evil?
Farm Subsidies - A Necessary Evil?
Farm Subsidies - A Necessary Evil? Subsidies are payments, economic concessions, or privileges given by the government to favor businesses or consumers. In the 1930s, subsidies were designed to favor agriculture. John Steinbeck expressed his dislike of the farm subsidy system of the United States in his book, The Grapes of Wrath. In that book, the government gave money to farms so that they would grow and sell a certain amount of crops. As a result, Steinbeck argued, many people starved unneces
Polarization In The Political System
Polarization In The Political System
Polarization in the Political System On Tuesday, November 14, 1995, in what has been perceived as the years biggest non-event, the federal government shut down all non-essential services due to what was, for all intents and purposes, a game of national chicken between the House Speaker and the President. And, at an estimated cost of 200 million dollars a day, this dubious battle of dueling egos did not come cheap (Bradsher, 1995, p.16). Why do politicians find it almost congenitally impossib