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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

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

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

Sexual freedom pertains to many aspects of one's life. We get bombarded with sexual images, ideas and discussions every day, and our degree of sexual liberation affects how we react to these stimuli. Sexuality can be quite a broad topic, but I will focus primarily on sexual orientation, pornography, and one's ability to choose when and with whom to engage in sexual activity. I consider myself very comfortable with my sexuality. Some of the novels that I hold closest to my heart have such a p

Jess Brock American History Script Ragtime Tape Recorded Book Report March 20, 1999 Jess Brock This is Jess Brock, with Real News. I am in front of the Pierpont Morgan property in Manhattan where Coalhouse Walker and a troupe if young Negroes have moved into the Morgan Library after escalating events in the past few weeks. I'm going to tell you the scene here. There is an enormous crater in front of the library stairs, caused by a blast during Mr. Walker's break in. It is oddly quiet

Sanity, what is it and why do so many plays seem to illustrate the loss of this state? The causes for insanity differ greatly from the death of a father to the end of a dream. For centuries this aspect of the human psyche has fascinated audiences. Why - is it derived from a subconscious enjoyment of watching a person whose mental state is worse than that of their own, or is it due to a classic conflict of 'man verses himself'? Hamlet is an excellent example of this question. Hamlet 'preten