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John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men" should not be banned form the grade 9 curriculum. This story of a man and his best friend is a great source for teaching in schools. In the book a mentally challenged character is presented. This book teaches us that people who aren't as smart as some are still good people and can do just as much as anybody else, sometimes even more. "I ain't saying he's bright. He ain't. But I say he's a God damn good worker. He can put up four hundred pound bal

David Castelletti Mrs. Reduzzi Advanced American Literature 11 January 2000 Power and Corruption in George Orwell's Animal Farm Through Animal Farm, Orwell intended to "criticize the communist regime he saw sweeping through Russia and spreading to Europe and even the United States." (Novel Guide) Orwell depicted a farm where the animals were as smart as the people. This book, Animal Farm, divides animals into categories as humans are ranked today, from the animals of lesser

Lord of The Flies Essay I chose to do essay question on the character Ralph In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding the character Ralph, shows some very dramatic character changes. The changes in which Ralph undergoes, include personal as well as social changes. In the beginning of the novel Ralph is motivated and almost convinced that he and the other boys are going to be rescued from the deserted island they now inhabit. Ralph being a natural leader, was elected chief and immed

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is a thought provoking anti-war novel. Hemingway's powerful descriptions and direct realism almost moved me to tears by the end. He is an effective writer, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his work. I appreciated his graphic nature in his descriptions. He didn't sugar coat the war. I often see pieces where war is sugar coated, and after a class reads the book, I hear people say "war is cool". Those people should read this book. War isn't cool, war is

Summary and Response Word Count 366 Summary In the essay titled, "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?" James Baldwin states what he thinks the role of language is. He also distinguishes between the characteristics of a language and the characteristics of a dialect and also the relationship between language and reality. Baldwin also talks about the fact that little phrases today such as, "jazz me, baby" and "let it all hang out" would not have originated and then la

In the novel Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes the main character Jonathan Lye Tremain is an apprentice to an old silversmith Mr. Lapham. In a tragic accident Johnny melts his thumb to his index finger and he can no longer use his right hand for sislversmithing. Then Johnny changes his attitude from a young aragonite boy to a wise man. For example he learned to control his temper. He did this by counting to ten when he was angered. The first time he tried this, is when Sam Adams' slave

An excellent paper, recieved a 97. Sorry for the last upload.... Tris Warkentin Short Story D Essay #1, Usher vs. Bartleby 2/14/00 Men of Science and Death The similarities between the two stories The Fall of the House of Usher and Bartleby the Scrivener, written by Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville, respectively, are excellent examples of the effects of romanticism on each of these writers. Poe, one of the pioneers of the American form of the romantic short story, uses v

Robert Louis Stevenson - T r e a s u r e I s l a n d The year is 2000 and there is illegal smuggling going on in a Los Angeles Warehouse. It has been a year since. Here is the story told by Jim Stock. It all started on a Saturday morning, where I was trying to find scrap food in the back of the Pisma Restaurant. I overheard a man with a limp talking to another man with glasses. I wasn't peeping in on them until heard them talking about a big deal. The man with a limp was L.J. Th

The book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", by Robert Louis Stevenson gives weight to the argument that evil will always corrupt and destroy good. Dr. Jekyll, through his otherworldly experiments, discovers a way to separate his benevolent and malicious sides into two separate entities. In the course of doing this, Mr. Hyde, the physical representation of all that is twisted within him, begins to gain more of an anchor within the real world than Henry Jekyll has. Jekyll first beg

Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817 in Concord Massachusetts. He spent most of his life in the areas or writing, teacher, essayist and orator. Thoreau attended Concord Academy and Harvard. He was knows as an individualist, often scornful of authority. During these years, Thoreau encountered three men which influenced him: Edward Channing, Orestes Brownson, and Ralph Waldo Emmerson. After graduating from Harvard in 1837, Thoreau and his brother John opened there own