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I. Ernest Hemingway's tough, Terse prose and short, declarative sentences did more to change the style of written English that any other writing in the twentieth century. II. Ernest Hemingway has had many great accomplishments in his historical life but just one event has hardly sticks out from the rest. The Old Man and the Sea is one of

Matt Kail December 9, 1998 Introduction of the Author Richard Smoke has worked in positions that show he has the expertise to write National Security and the Nuclear Dilemma. He has been a Professor of Political Science and also the Research Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Development at Brown University. Holding these positions not only makes him knowledgeable in the area of political science, but also allows him access to large amounts of information about foreign policy. He

A Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Though Aldous Huxley leaves this book at a definite ending, he leaves you wondering what will their society be like because the "Savage" must have changed it. The theme for this book would have to be, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." True, this is Newton's third law, but it does apply here. This theme is stated from the beginning of the book, though thoroughly present, it did not seem too important to me until later. When

The most prominent intellectual movement of the mid-twentieth century was the concept of Existentialism. The Existentialists emphasized the freedom of the individual mind and criticized a number of aspects of society, often focusing on religion. Jean-Paul Sartre was especially critical of religion, as is expressed in his 1943 play Les Mouches, or The Flies. This play is a retelling of Sophocles' Electra, a play which told of the brutal murder of Agamemnon, king of Argos, by his wife, Clytemne

Namita Puran AP English Period 5 March 30, 1999 (Empty Slogans = Propaganda) in "The Fifty-First Dragon" "It is simply this-man is not sufficient. He must have a rallying cry, a slogan by which to die and by which to live." Heywood Broun Heywood Broun sold his first short story, "The Fifty-First Dragon", to the New York Tribune. It was written during the post-Great War period and as such reflected the amount of empty propagandizing the Americans did to entice young people to jo

When we first read Animal Farm by George Orwell we find it to be an amusing fairy tale, although it has a much deeper meaning. In Orwell's novel the animals revolt against their human rulers talk and harvest crops. This whole idea of the revolt is based on the Russian Revolution, in which the revolt started of as a foundation of an idealistic society but as time flew by dictatorship returned [Animal Farm: http://downtown.ala.net]. Like the Russian Revolution the revolt in Animal Farm gave r

In Sophocle's Antigone, the characters show a variety of traits. However, Antigone's life of ambition, family of noble rank, and display of good mentality portray her as the tragic hero of the story. A tragic hero must include three main traits. The hero must have a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and must be a basically good person. Antigone fulfills all three traits thoroughly in the mythic story of Antigone. A tragic flaw plays a very important part of a tragic hero. Tragi

Synopsis Slaughterhouse-Five, written by Kurt Vonnegut, is the story of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a man who, among other things, lived through the Dresden firebombing during World War II and was abducted by aliens. The novel is told as a non-chronological group of events that make up Billy's life. The exposition of Slaughterhouse-Five describes Billy as an easy-going man. He never raises his voice as a result of his experiences on Tralfamadore, the alien planet. He is an optometrist born and r

William Golding's "Lord Of The Flies" is the book I chose for my book report. I chose this book because I was given a copy of it and I have been told by many people it was the kind of book that I would really enjoy. I really enjoyed this book and I will probably read it again. It was a very fast paced story and it was easy to understand. The story takes place some time in the middle sixties. One of the first characters introduced shows up shortly after a plane crash. A plane has crashed somew

Bryan Smith (or your name English 111 Dr. Charles Courtney October 1, 1998 Human Condition and Character in Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place presents three views of the human condition-that of a young man, that of a middle-aged man, and that of an old man. The two younger men, both waiters at a cafe, show their different views of life based on their feelings about an old man's intentions. Hemingway does not