Decency

Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary in a Coal Mine Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared.
The Internet, Pornography, And Children
The Internet, Pornography, And Children
The Internet, Pornography, and Children Why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it can not be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet access
Violent Crimes
Violent Crimes
Violent Crimes Violent Crime Research Paper Sherry Myers 11/09/00 1 Nothing does more to tear our families apart than violent crime, guns, gangs, drugs, and the fear that walks alongside those terrors. Violent crime and victim rights have become a major concern for most citizens in the United States of America. Statistics indicate a decline in violent crimes in our country and an increase in our national prison population. Released prisoners commit most violent crimes. Gun control legislation, r
Censorship Of Art
Censorship Of Art
Censorship of Art Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchi?s hair s
Pornography On The Internet
Pornography On The Internet
Pornography on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming popular among those who are interested in the information superhighway. The problem with this world we know as Cyberspace, the 'Net, or the Web is that some of this information, including pornographical material and hate literature, is being accessible to minors. Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet are pornographical? Did you know that the Internet's porn
Hamlet - Polonius: A Tedious Old Fool
Hamlet - Polonius: A Tedious Old Fool
Hamlet - Polonius: A Tedious Old Fool Polonius is an important and respected person. It seems appropriate that he investigates and controls the behavior of his son and daughter. He, as the King's advisor is no longer a private person but a public one: what he or his children do has important public, not just personal implications. However, if his actions and speeches are examined closer, it is evident that he is a limited and vain person who is overly concerned with his appearance and wears diff
The Uniqueness Of The American Constitution
The Uniqueness Of The American Constitution
The Uniqueness of the American Constitution We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. This document, written more than 200 years ago is still the backbone that allows America to be an example of freedom and righteo
Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ?
Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ?
Censorship: Freedom or Suppression ? Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Law&Justice Class Senior Year Mr. Carlisle Law and Justice 18 March 1995 The theory a life for a life is as old as civilization itself (McCiellan 9). The development of civilizations established what we call justice today. Capital punishment, the execution of a criminal convicted of a crime, or the legal taking of the life of a criminal, can be divided into three categories: first, crimes against the person; second, crimes against property; and third, crimes which endanger
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Rebecca Quietmeyer Sincerely and earnestly hoping that this little book may do something toward throwing light on the American slave system, and hastening the glad day of deliverance to the millions of my brethren in bonds?relying upon the power of truth, love, and justice, for success in my?efforts and solemnly pledging myself anew to the sacred cause, I subscribe myself. (76) With these words, Frederick Douglass ended one of the greatest pieces of propaganda of the 19th cent
Catcher In The Rye - Boys Will Be Boys
Catcher In The Rye - Boys Will Be Boys
Catcher in the Rye - Boys Will Be Boys Holden Caulfield, portrayed in the J.D. Salinger novel Catcher in the Rye as an adolescent struggling to find his own identity, possesses many characteristics that easily link him to the typical teenager living today. The fact that they book was written more than forty years ago clearly exemplifies the saying boys will be boys? no matter what period of time is taking place. Holden's actions are those that any teenage can clearly relate with. The desire fo
As You Like It
As You Like It
As You Like It As You Like it presents an image of human life, not as an arena for heroic endeavour, but as a place of encounters. Consider some of the encounters presented in the play, and their significance to its insight into human life. Man in his Time plays many parts , his Acts being seven ages. Here we are given two different worlds, with colourful characters ranging from the Lover sighing like Furnace with a woeful Ballad to the Last scene of all when Man revert to their second Childishn
The Grass Harp
The Grass Harp
The Grass Harp In the film The Grass Harp The developing relationship between two sisters shows the emotional change each goes through . In this, the filmaker passes on the message that love has the power to change and influence people.Verena Talbo starts as a hard, severe and controlling women and Dolly Talbo, a beautiful, shy and radiant spirited presence. But gradually, as their relationship progresses, and they fear losing one another, each learns to change to make a more fulfilling relati
The Role Of Women In The Church
The Role Of Women In The Church
The Role of Women in the Church With the advent of the feminist movement, the role of women in all parts of society has come under increasing scrutiny. One area of recent controversy is the role of women in the Christian Church. Some churches whose traditions and practices are less rigidly tied to Biblical doctrines have begun placing women in leadership positions such as pastor or teacher. Other churches which interpret the Bible more literally have been slow to adopt such changes. Much of the
The Once And Future King - Arthurs Failure
The Once And Future King - Arthurs Failure
The Once and Future King - Arthur's Failure He was only a man who had meant well, who had been spurred along the course of thinking by an eccentric necromancer with a weakness for humanity. Justice had been his last attempt-to do nothing which was not just. But it had ended in failure (White, OAFK 634). The he in this passage refers to King Arthur, the main character in T.H. White's The Once and Future King and Book of Merlyn, who failed in his attempt to unite England due to the mistakes ma
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Duddy's obsession with land lies within his grandfather, Simcha. When Duddy was small, he spoke those unforgettable words to him, A man without land is nobody. When it seemed as if nobody cared or respected him, Simcha did. Duddy did not receive the same kind of love from his father or uncle as Lennie did. When Duddy comes back from work at, he asks, Why [Max] didn't answer any of [his] letters? He replies he wasn't one for letters. But Duddy remembered
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriat
Gullivers Travels: Satire On A Nation
Gullivers Travels: Satire On A Nation
Gulliver's Travels: Satire on a Nation Jonathan Swift?s, Gulliver?s Travels satirically relates bodily functions and physical attributes to social issues during England?s powerful rule of Europe. Through out the story we find many relations between bodily features and British and European society. Swift uses this tone of mockery to explain to his reader the importance of many different topics during this time of European rule. Swift feels that the body and their functions relate to political as
Computer, Internet, Privacy
Computer, Internet, Privacy
Computer, Internet, Privacy INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Int
Net Censorship
Net Censorship
Net Censorship Most of us have used it. Most of us find it useful, Some of us find it entertaining. Some of us find it offensive. ?It? is the Internet. The Internet has dramatically changed our society. It brings together people and their ideas from all around the world in a short amount of time. It is expanding daily to allow new ideas and thought s to be transmitted quickly and easily with the single click of a button. One can find information on almost any subject there. Yet many people are
The Crucible - Tragedy
The Crucible - Tragedy
The Crucible - Tragedy The Crucible as a tragedy The Crucible can be seen to be a tragedy in a number of ways, mainly because the main character is faced with, in the words of the author, Arthur Miller, himself, a tragic dilemma. John Proctor is the main character in the play of The Crucible. At the outset of the play, he does not appear to be a central character, but as the story develops, one can see that the importance of his existence and the reason behind his presence are soon made known. J
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
Huckleberry Finn - The Concluding Sentence Of The Book
Huckleberry Finn - The Concluding Sentence Of The Book
Huckleberry Finn - The Concluding Sentence of the Book The last sentence in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain reflects the tone and character of Huck, the main character. But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before. (497) The language and grammar reflect the manner of an unsivilized stray child. Huck want to remain the way he is - wild and c
Johnny Got His Gun
Johnny Got His Gun
Johnny Got His Gun This anti-war novel is written from the point of view of an injured World War I infantryman (Joe Bonham). As the plot progresses we realize how severe the injuries are (most of his face has been blown away and eventually his arms and legs must be amputated--leaving a faceless torso) and why the story is being told by an interior monologue voice. Interspersed with recollections of Joe Bonham's life is a description of his amazing struggle to remain human. This novel has many im
Interview And Death
Interview And Death
Interview and Death Everyday life seems unbelievably minuscule when faced with the prospects of death and dying. These are the words of Dr. David Avery. David is thirty years old, unmarried, a successful doctor, and has recently been confronted with the knowledge that he is suffering from a terminal form of acute leukemia. The living room in which Dr. Avery and I sit in his Monterey home is beautifully decorated with portraits of angels. On nearly every wall these images of ethereal beauty give
Shame
Shame
Shame Criticism of Shame Shame, published in 1983, a year before his most famous work The Satanic Verses, presents a fabulistic account in a country that disturbingly represents Pakistan. Critically, Shame is compared to Midnight?s Children because the of its resemblances in themes and style. The idea for Shame, reported interviewer Ronal Hayman in Books and Bookmen, grew out of Rushdie?s interest in the Pakistani concept of sharam, a word that denotes a hybrid of embarrassment, discomfiture, de
Faust
Faust
Faust In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the strengths and weaknesses of a man who under a personalized definition of a hero fails miserably. A hero is someone that humanity models themselves and their actions after, someone who can be revered by the masses as an individual of great morality and strength, a man or woman that never sacrifices his beliefs under adversity. Therefore, through his immoral actions and his unwillingness to respect others rights and privi
The Great Gatsby - Analysis Of The American Dream
The Great Gatsby - Analysis Of The American Dream
The Great Gatsby - Analysis of the American Dream The Great Gatsby is a novel that illustrates the society in the 1920's and the associated beliefs, values and dreams of the American population at that time. These beliefs, values and dreams can be summed up be what is termed the American Dream; a dream of money, wealth, prosperity and the happiness that supposedly came with the booming economy and get-rich-quick schemes that formed the essential underworld of American upper-class society. This
Catcher In The Rye - Holden Caulfield
Catcher In The Rye - Holden Caulfield
Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. His anger turned to relentlessly unforgiving social scorn. (Coles)This perception of the world does not change significantly through the novel. However as the novel progresses, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is powerless to change this. Holden Caulfield had much going for him--a comfortable suburban life and a privileged edu
Slavery - Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery - Slavery And Human Decency
Slavery - Slavery and Human Decency Discrimination is very old in its origins. From the earliest periods of human existence, groups developed prejudices toward others and then discriminated against those whom they regarded as different or inferior. Many attempts were taken to maintain or increase power, prestige, or even wealth; groups found it easy to invent or accept the idea that others were somehow inferior to them and thus not deserving of equal treatment. Among the many differences that co
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination in America during the 1920's The motto of the United States of America is E Pluribus Unum meaning ?Out of one, many?. It neatly recognises that although America may be a single nation, it is also one originally made up of immigrants who arrived not only from Europe and Asia, but forcibly as slaves from Africa and of Native Americans. It?s population is the most racially and culturally diverse in the world and for that reason is often referred to as a Melting Pot . During th
German Immigration To The Midwest
German Immigration To The Midwest
German Immigration to the Midwest German Immigration: A story told by the ghosts of the past The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station.When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again. So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their life and love for a chance of happiness in a new country. This is the story of the German immigrants in 1880-1930 who risked everything on a dream of better things.
Public Hangings
Public Hangings
Public Hangings Capital punishment seemed to have been regenerated from the beginning of mankind, where beheading was considered an honorable method of meeting death, whereas hanging carried with it a definite stigma. The era of public hanging was emotionally satisfying even though the surroundings was emotionally tense. In contrast to private hangings where they were fewer observers, less theatrical from the accuse and hanging was becoming more of an inhuman punishment to inflict on those found
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET A 43-year-old man from Boston was having a steamy cyber affair with who he thought to be a23-year-old woman. He later found out the she, to his dismay, was an 80-year-old man living in aMiami nursing home. Things like this happen everyday, people mask their sex and age to avoid orattract attention on the Internet. This is only one of the reasons why the government wants tocensor the Internet. They claim they want to ?protect? the children by limiting the amount of?r
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930?s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930?s to mend America?s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, th
death penalty
death penalty
The same thing precisely takes place on a larger scale when there is a crime which destroys a whole community??s sense of security. Every law-abiding citizen feels menaced and frustrated until the criminals have been struck down--until the communal capacity to get even with them, and more than even, has been dramatically demonstrated. Here, manifestly, the business of deterring others is no more than an afterthought. The main thing is to destroy the concrete scoundrels whose act has alarmed ever
Nick as Narrator
Nick as Narrator
Nick as Narrator Nick Carraway as Narrator One may easily tell the truth from a lie by observing the liar's eyes and voice. However, it could be harder for readers to judge characters' honesty in a book. An honest and reliable narrator is the most important factor in an interesting story. He or she is the essential key to ease the process of better understanding each character for readers in a book. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway, as a narrator, is honest and reliable
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily
A Rose For Emily Formal Short Essay Samah Syed 6341005 ENG1120 Section E Dr. Melanie Sexton March 6, 2014 University of Ottawa Topic 6. Examine a story in which you feel the setting is critically important. Explain what the choice of setting contributes to the story. In William Faulkner's short story, A Rose for Emily, the author emphasizes on the details about setting and atmosphere. This gives the reader a general background as to the values and beliefs of the characters, helping the read
Modern Europe
Modern Europe
Modern Europe Assignment 2 - European Socialism Cabet and Marx This assignment is due in class on Wednesday, 19 October in class and should be typed, double-spaced with one-inch margins. Do not email papers. Briefly identify an example of each the following in E. Cabet's Voyage in Icarie of 1842 in a few short sentences (10 pts. each): . The protection of public morals and decency in public spaces as envisioned by Cabet Identify what Karl Marx claimed were the motivations behind the following