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Malcom X is the True Hero of African Americans

- Malcom X is the True Hero of African Americans Malcom X born Malcom Little was a very deviant youth with a criminal out look on life in his young years. Then when he was locked up for robbery in prison some time he had a revelation always knowing that the treatment of black folks back then was just criminal injustice. His father introduced him to Marcus Garvy and his back to Africa philosophies. While in prison he was introduced to a black version of the Muslim religion. It was his sort of say initiation into real manhood and becoming responsible for his actions....   [tags: Papers]

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Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart

- Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart Michael Kreyling essay called, "Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart", opens with the critic drawing a parallel between The Ponder Heartand Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust. He warns us that if we look too hard into the serious side of The Ponder Heart, we may lose the humor. The Ponder Heart takes place in the Beulah Hotel in Clay, Mississippi and is told with all the characteristics of a dramatic monologue. According to Kreyling, Edna Earle is a troubled soul that is struggling for fulfillment and freedom while being trapped by the dictates of society and filling the role that society has prescribed for her....   [tags: Michael Kreyling Comedy Literature Essays]

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The Impacts of the Economic Environment in Tom’s Maine Brand

- ... This takes into account the set of beliefs, customs, practices and behaviors that exist within a certain population. This can be seen quite clearly for the company Tom’s of Maine. Tom’s Maine’s target populations are usually those individuals who feel quite strongly about the environment in general, such as vegans, vegetarians and tree huggers alike. Without this target market, Tom’s of Maine would probably have a difficult time promoting its products or getting people to buy them. It is the drive of these individuals who care for the earth and the environment, that help keep a company like Tom’s of Maine up and running, and by keeping it up and running, they are also helping to produce...   [tags: cost, socio-cultural, regulations]

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Themes of Hope and Failure in The Awakening and The Outcasts of Poker Flat

- To Fail or not to Fail The characters of Edna, Mr. Oakhurst, The Innocent, Piney, Mother Shipton, and The Duchess all face different forms of failure in their respective stories, The Awakening and “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”. Each character has a unique response to failure; some bend, while others break. Though at times people fall short of their goals, it is not necessarily the human lot to try and fail; sometimes people make the choice to fail by losing hope, or by viewing death as failure, or by having a negative outlook on life, but it is essentially they themselves who allow the failure- it all stems from the person’s perspective and individual choices....   [tags: Literary Themes, Literary Comparison]

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The N-Word in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- ... Tom Sawyer serves as a foil, or a contrast character, to Huckleberry. His ideas for adventures usually come from books he reads and is rebellious to authority. Even with this, his novel showed that he still cares about the well-being of his friends. The book begins where Tom Sawyer left off, with Huck having a bank trust with the money Tom gave him when he claims a thieves’ cache. He was also adopted by Widow Douglas, a nice lady who lives with her sister Miss Watson, who’s anything but. Huck has trouble adjusting to his new life, a stark contrast to his previous poverty-stricken life with an abusive, drunkard father....   [tags: racist, context, controversy]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Huckleberry Finn '

- The book takes primarily takes place in the southern part of the United States around the mid 1800s, when slavery was legal. Huckleberry Finn, the main character, was adopted by Widow Douglas, who lives with her sister, Miss Watson. The Widow wanted to raise him properly by making him go to school, use manners and be well groomed. Huckleberry Finn has a friend, Tom Sawyer, who is adventurous and bold. They went on various adventures together, and have become close friends. One night, Huckleberry Finn’s father, Pap, comes to town, and goes into Huck’s room ordering that Huck gives him his money....   [tags: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer]

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

- Harriet Beecher Stowe “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” This quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe was an example of the heartaches she experienced and the wisdom she gained from those experiences. Stowe’s life was not trouble-free; she went through many difficult situations that helped her learn many things about her life, personally, and life in general. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s life experiences- discrimination, exhaustion, and loss- gave her the ability to relate emotionally to slaves which allowed her to write a book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, that affected public opinion by tugging at people’s emotions....   [tags: Authors]

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The Underground Railroad

- Slavery was a dark time in America’s past. Not only did slavery separate millions of families, it destroyed the white man’s reputation to African people. Many slave owners treated their slaves well, many did not. They forced their slaves to live in deplorable conditions. Malnutrition and overworking often led to death. If you were a slave, would you risk it all and try to run away. You might not have a choice if you wanted to stay alive. In 1581, the first imported African slaves landed in the Americas....   [tags: Slavery]

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The American Renaissance

- The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces]

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African American Theater

- Over the course of approximately one-hundred years there has been a discernible metamorphosis within the realm of African-American cinema. African-Americans have overcome the heavy weight of oppression in forms such as of politics, citizenship and most importantly equal human rights. One of the most evident forms that were withheld from African-Americans came in the structure of the performing arts; specifically film. The common population did not allow blacks to drink from the same water fountain let alone share the same television waves or stage....   [tags: Culture African American Cinema Theater]

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The Life of my Dog Precious

- The Life of my Dog Precious Within the animal kingdom, few animals have the characteristics to co exist with humans. Dogs, however, are the exception. For centuries dogs have been known as man’s best friend. Throughout the test of time dogs have proven to be the most loyal and the truest friends. “Dogs are not just our proverbial best friends in the animal world but probably our oldest” (Phillips 12). With this in mind I understand the reason that my dog Precious is my most treasured and loyal friend....   [tags: Personal Narrative Pets Family Essays]

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Effects of Racial Prejudice

- Effects of Racial Prejudice The effects of racial prejudice and segregation aimed at African Americans in the south on their lives and opportunities were deep-seeded and long lasting. The effects of segregation were perhaps the most destructive because they were legal and above-board. These laws illustrated to the African American population that their struggle was not limited to battling the backward notions and violent actions of cowardly southern rednecks, but that they had to overcome the mentality and ideology of a national government and, in fact, an entire society, that was failing to recognize them as citizens worthy of the basic rights and freedoms to which they were entitled as...   [tags: Race Segregation African American Black]

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The Holocaust: The Devils Arithmetic

- Beautifully tragic, have you ever thought about what exactly happened during the Holocaust times. Well this review will walk you through how it was like to be taken from your home and watch it burn as you drive away, this will tell you how people who were Jews were treated just because they had a different religion. This will show the tragedies that happened leaving millions dead like they just vanished off the face of the earth. Hannah the main character, Hannah starts off at a dinner with her family which she thinks is very boring where Hannah who thinks she drank too much wine believing that she is daydreaming....   [tags: hannah, nazis, concentrations camp]

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The Thrill Of The Hunt

- It was a chilly, wind gusting day. Sitting in the dark waiting for the thrill of a lifetime to arrive. I can hear something crunching the leaves, walking right down the steep hillside. All I can think about is the deer that could be heading my way. That was the moment before the big buck, it was exhilarating to me because of my family tradition, the thrill of the hunt, and the reward I was about to take. Many traditions take place often, but mine only happens once month out of a year, November....   [tags: Deer, Hunting, Deer hunting]

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Analysis of Lululemon Athletica

- Introduction Since 1998, Lululemon has transformed the way people dress to workout. Through innovative products and technical athletic fabrics, a brand was created to provide clothing for workouts such as yoga, running and cycling. Lululemon opened its first store in Vancouver in 2000 with the plan to have the store be a community hub for people to learn and discuss their physical fitness and overall health goals. As Lululemon was more than a store to provide products for consumers, their goal was to influence every person who walked into the store....   [tags: Lululemon Athletica Case Study]

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To What Extent Was the South Responsible for Break of the Union?

- South was responsible for the break of the Union during 1863, to the utmost extent. South and North had a horrible relationship between them about slavery. The issues that were caused by the South made the secession of union to be inevitable. There were a broad range of issues that were created, but in short the escalation of tension, distrust between North, and South, and minor or major violent events is the possible cause of the break of Union. These aspects of events were induced by the South, therefore North have less responsibility....   [tags: American Civil War]

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The Life and Photography of Eugene Atget

- Eugene Atget was born February 12, 1857 in France. He was a photographer known for his photographs documenting the street scenes and architecture of Paris. Eugene Atget was born right outside the French city of Bordeaux. He was orphaned at age seven and raised by his uncle. After finishing his education in the 1870s, Atget briefly became a cabin boy and sailor on different boats sailing in the Transatlantic. After that, Atget became an actor, but only received bit parts at a second-rate repertory company....   [tags: biography, photography]

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Inevitably of the Civil War

- In the years before the start of the Civil War, there were growing sectional differences between the North and the South including constitutional arguments about states’ rights and the federal Union; economic disputes, due to the industrialization in the North and agriculture in the South, over matters such as tariffs and internal improvements; and the biggest issue of slavery, which the South was in defense of. For example, following the Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was negotiated, giving the United States California and New Mexico....   [tags: slavery, extremism, leadership]

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Baldwin's view of Nation of Islam in Down on the Cross

- Superficial Power The Nation of Islam emerged as a very powerful organization during the 1960s. One of the Nation?s key goals was to create an independent Black America. It further preached about the White man as the devil, thus instilling faith within its followers that White society will be decimated, and Black society will prevail. Through these powerful messages, the Nation of Islam gave African-Americans a claim to divinity and created the notion of Black supremacy. However, in attempting to cement these ideas, the Nation of Islam?s message became extreme to the point of absurdity....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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Brown v. Board of Education and Multiculturalism

- On May 17, 1954, in the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education, the High Court, for the first time in American legal history, challenged the “separate but equal” doctrine previously established in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and outlawed racial segregation in public schools. The decision, igniting fierce debates throughout the country, was met with violence and strong defiance in the South. The years after Brown, however, saw the passing of several important Acts: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968....   [tags: Education]

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Characters: The Heart and Soul of Every Story

- The heart and soul of every story, no matter the subject matter or medium in which it is portrayed, is the characters created by the writer. They become the part of the story that we most identify with, and we spend their entire journey wondering what will happen to these unique individuals. A talented writer or director can make the characters lead off the page or screen, allowing his or her audience to understand the true purpose behind the action within the story. While Abdullah Oguz’s film adaptation of Bliss is an excellent drama with a hint of mystery, O.Z....   [tags: abdullah oguz, bliss, oz livaneli]

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Choosing Sides: Being a Child of Divorced Parents

- “Hey Alexander, I have a question to ask you. Have you ever considered living with me?” These are the words that my dad spoke to me on a scorching June day in 2005. I was paralyzed, not knowing quite how to respond to the question. The question was not shocking to me; my dad had hinted it for a while. What I did not know, however, was that this question was going to impact my life. Divorce is an awful thing. One of the only things worse is being a child of divorced parents. The concept that my parents no longer wanted to be with each other was heart-breaking to me....   [tags: divorce, parents, kids, sides]

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Why Alaska? Isn 't It Crazy Cold There?

- ... "I don 't know if we will have to find a ship that has been in storage, or if we can find a metal ship that will have served as its own protection from the EMP, but the computers and machinery may be fried on lots of other things too. Depending on how far the EMP hit, of course.” He drove at a steady pace up the hills we had to pass over to get out of Arizona. For our RV, a steady pace was about 45 miles per hour. We had plenty of time to figure out logistics, and plenty of time to worry ourselves sick over the possibilities if we let the situation eat at us....   [tags: Debut albums, 2005 singles]

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The American Civil War: Was It Inevitable?

- From it’s colonization, America had seemed to be a willingful advocate of slavery. As the 19th century began, it became apparent that Southern States, economically dependant on agricultural business and “King Cotton” continued to work enslaved Africans while the Northern States turned the other cheek. As time went on, Northern citizens and Southern citizens in a once-unified country came into conflict in several different ways. The three main causes (Infringement of civil liberties, infringement of states’ rights, and the economic and moral issues of slavery) made the conflict between the South and the North impossible to resolve, resulting in the inevitable Civil War....   [tags: slavery, liberties, rights, moral]

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Taking a Look at the Underground Railroad

- The Underground Railroad was large group of people who secretly worked together to help slaves escape slavery in the south. Despite the name, the Underground Railroad had nothing to do with actual railroads and was not located underground (www.freedomcenter.org). The Underground Railroad helped move hundreds of slaves to the north each year. It’s estimated that the south lost 100,000 slaves during 1810-1850 (www.pbs.org). The Underground Railroad received its name from two events involving masters chasing after the slaves....   [tags: helping slaves to freedom]

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Civil War, And The Dred Scott Case

- As tensions began to flare up between the North and South it became clear that there was only one solution and it was war. Many factors contributed to the Civil War both immediate and long-standing differences between the two regions on the eve of the war in 1861. Some main contributors were slavery, politics, and sectionalism. Leading up until 1861 the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott Case were incidents that occur that seems to only aggravate the situation more. Slavery has been an ongoing issue since the 1600, until the real conflicted began in the late 1840s over slavery in certain territories....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Is It More Therapeutic Than Drumming Your Frustrations Away?

- Nothing can be more therapeutic than drumming your frustrations away. Getting lost in the rhythm and the beat, that sense of euphoria. There are few things in this world that can give you the same feeling that music does. Today I’m going to tell you how to pick and set up one of the worlds oldest instruments. Theres a lot that goes into the sound of a drum. The shell size, material and thickness, type of drum head and the type of drum stick. It all starts with the material the drum is made of whether it be wood, metal or acrylic....   [tags: Drum kit, Drum, Drums, Drum kit components]

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Abolitionist Movement versus the Antislavery Movement

- The abolitionist movement after 1830 had a greater impact on the nation as a whole then the antislavery movement before 1830 did. Antislavery movement slowly began to diminish and a new drastic form of opposition to slavery developed. The abolitionist movement had a greater impact because William Garrison drastically helped in creating abolitionism, blacks started to become abolitionist expanding the group in numbers, and soon after the movement started the drastic instances made it difficult to overlook....   [tags: slavery, blacks, abolotionism]

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The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini

- The Melting Pot that Refuses to Melt: Ethnicity in The Kite Runner Ronald Reagan once said, “The Afghan people have paid a terrible price in their fight for freedom” (Reagan). But one must ask, freedom for who, precisely. It certainly doesn’t appear to be freedom for the many ethnic minorities living in Afghanistan, who have been experiencing various degrees of discrimination and oppression since the country’s inception. Another question comes to mind when reading Reagan’s quote: in a society as heterogeneous and tumultuous as Afghanistan, who exactly are the “Afghan people”....   [tags: Hazara people, Khaled Hosseini, Ethnic group]

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

- Censorship is defined as the act of taking out unacceptable parts from books, movies, and other content available to the public eye. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, censorship takes over a major part of the citizen’s lives. In the modernistic era, the story is based upon a lot of television and is censored to the important and educational content we have in the present, such as; books, which open doors to infinite amounts of knowledge. Original thoughts, curiosity, and knowledge are not common factors within the characters of Fahrenheit 451....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Censorship, Ray Bradbury]

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Fahrenheit 451 And Dystopian Societies

- Fahrenheit 451 and Dystopian Societies Ray Bradbury once said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” One of Bradbury’s novels, Fahrenheit 451, has many dystopian elements that impact the quote and make it more significant. Also, it can be said that Ray Bradbury’s quote still pertains to today’s society. Fahrenheit 451 contains many dystopian elements. One element that the novel includes is the primary theme of oppression and rebellion. In the novel the main character, Guy Montag, has a neighbor named Clarisse....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag]

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A Sense Of The Past

- How far do you agree that the characters and events in the play are shaped by a sense of the past and this is the basis of their tragedy. Tennessee Williams intended the past to be one of the main themes of the play. The narrator of the play Tom is telling us a story from his memory. Williams intended to show the inescapability of the past by using many different techniques to convey this to the audience. The play is unrealistic because it comes from a characters memory. Memories are fromed from experiences from the past and can be manipulated and subjective....   [tags: Plays]

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Abraham Lincoln and Freedom

- They Believed in Freedom Have you ever wondered how big of part Abraham Lincoln and Walter Sisulu had to do with their country’s civil rights or what they had in common. Abraham Lincoln was well known throughout all of America as an honest and a great person that was involved in the civil rights movement in America. Walter Sisulu was a great person from South Africa who was in the Anti-Apartheid movement. He was one of their leaders as they tried to get the black people’s rights the same as the white people’s rights....   [tags: civil rights, walter sisulu, apartheid]

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The Freedom to Speak

- American and her soldiers have fought bravely in countless wars. The freedom achieved through those wars has given and taken the rights of American citizens. Through these freedoms, the American people poses the freedom to express themselves, to make a stand for what they believe in, and the right to protect those freedoms. To help protect and to limit the American citizen’s freedoms, the American government has set up laws for its citizens to follow. However, has society begun to set up its own law according to the majority world view, and have these over-clouded world views begun to subdue other group’s voices....   [tags: America, Soldiers, Freedom, War]

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Shiloh by Bobby Ann Mason

- The Rotting Wood Cabin Bobby Ann Mason’s “Shiloh” is the story of a man, a woman, and a deteriorating relationship. The metaphor of the cabin symbolizes their decaying marriage and is used effectively throughout the story. Leroy and Norma Jean have much different views of constructing a log cabin. It’s a constant fight between the two, and eventually, Norma Jean out muscles the unintelligent Leroy. Leroy, a simple and naïve man, notices that his marriage is beginning to fall apart like a decaying wood cabin in need of fixing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Defoe, Richardson, Fielding and the English Novel

- Defoe, Richardson, Fielding and the English Novel        The roots of the novel extend as far back as the beginning of communication and language because the novel is a compilation of various elements that have evolved over the centuries.  The birth of the English novel, however, can be centered on the work of three writers of the 18th century: Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) and Henry Fielding (1707-1754).  Various critics have deemed both Defoe and Richardson the father of the English novel, and Fielding is never discussed without comparison to Richardson.  The choice of these three authors is not arbitrary; it is based on central elements of the novel that these...   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Common Sense, Practicality, and the Literary Canon

- Common Sense, Practicality, and the Literary Canon       In keeping with my more-or-less conservative views, it seems obvious that what is most lacking in the English culture-war debates is a little common sense and practicality. Take, for example, the question of the literary canon (by which I mean the canon of imaginative literature: fiction, poetry, and drama). In his preface to Falling Into Theory, David H. Richter articulates three basic positions on the issue of the standard or traditional canon: defend the canon, expand it to include works by women and minorities, or eliminate it altogether (vii- viii)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Readers Find Simple Faith in Karon's Books

- Readers Find Simple Faith in Karon's Books Since 1994 Jan Karon's Mitford series of novels has sold more than three million copies, with the latest, A New Song, occupying the number one position on Amazon.com's list during the last week of April this year (Jones 71). The Mitford books focus on inspirational stories, spiritual themes, and small town humor. Readers identify with the realistic characters in the stories. Rogene Kellar, 83, in a Newsweek article said she has read each book four times....   [tags: Jan Karon's Mitford Essays]

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Ransom Written by Lois Duncan

- Ransom Written by Lois Duncan Setting:     The story takes place in New Mexico Time:           The story occurs during the winter. Characters:      Buck is one of the three people who are kidnapping the children. He is tempered easily. He doesn’t really care for others much. Rita is Buck’s wife. She is not very pretty and gets drug into schemes by Buck. She feels he will leave her if she doesn’t follow directions. Juan is the other kidnapper who does more of the dirty work. He is the one who calls the parents for the money....   [tags: Ransom Lois Duncan Essays]

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is the first of seven editions of the Chicken Soupseries. It is loved and admired by everyone that reads it. It has become a popular book all over the world. The author, are various people-was a struggling single mother when she started the Harry Potter series. She spent time in a café in England to write the books. She did a fabulous job, she has been the recipient several awards for the series, and the first book will be transformed into a movie, which should be released in November of 2001....   [tags: essays research papers]

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African American Bell Curve

- The bell curve of African American rights has risen and fallen throughout America&#8217;s history. The period between the Pre-Civil War Era and the Post Civil War Era, were momentous in displaying the status and rights of African-Americans in the time. As the Civil War approached, the status of African-Americans was an increasingly troubling issue among the American Public. During the War, the bell&#8217;s curve had reached its height. And during the Post-Civil War, the curve fell slowly and would not rise again for another 100 years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Slavery position with writers

- The issue of slavery in the nineteenth century produced an overwhelming issue in society. There were some writers that favored slavery and then there were some that did not favor slavery. In favor of slavery were William Gillmore Simms, and Caroline Hentz. Those opposed to slavery were Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, and Herman Melville. All of these writers presented their views of slavery in the their literary works. William Simms was a supporter of slavery and this evident in his novel, “Woodcraft.” This novel takes place in the south during the closing of the Revolutionary War....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Corrupt Power

- People in high power, such as government officials, have a power to control whatever and whoever they want. In Time Out of Joint, by Philip Dick, Dick demonstrates this power, in which the United States government creates a world and brainwashes hundreds of people into preserving a town to seem like it is in 1959, in order to gain military advantage. In the novel, the government takes advantage of the illusions Ragle Gumm is experiencing and Dick demonstrates how by using organized narrative structure and strong characterization with the help of third person omniscient point of view to keep the reader in the dark about what is actually real....   [tags: government, corruption, civil liberty, Philip Dick]

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Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye - Female Childhood Icons

- Female Childhood Icons in Morrison's The Bluest Eye   In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison weaves stories of violation and hardship to examine the ugliness that racism produces. In this novel, the childhood icons of white culture are negative representations instrumental in engendering internalized racism. For the black child in a racist, white culture, these icons are never innocent. Embodying the ideals of white beauty, they expose the basis for Claudia's bewilderment at why she is not attractive and Pecola's desperate desire for beauty....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays]

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Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman

- The book that I have read chose to review is Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman. James ramsey Ullman was born in New York City in 1907. His highest-honored book was Banner in the Sky, but four of his books, including this one, were made into major motion pictures. The main characters of this story are Rudi Matt, Franz Lerner, Frau Matt, John Winter, and Emil Saxo. Rudi is the son of the legendary mountain guide of the Alps, Josef Matt. He has mountain climbing in his blood and is destined to become a guide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Religion to American Slaves

- The Importance of Religion to American Slaves Whether one notices or not, each person has the right to make choices concerning his or her life. Being able to make these decisions is a God-given right that vibrates in the heart of every human being who claims possession and mastery over his or her own self. However, for slaves, this concept did not exist, and they became the property of someone else with no place to call their own. For this reason, many slaves turned to religion to comfort them in their darkest hour, to help them gain the strength to continue in their struggles, and to hope that a day would come when they would rise above their condition to a better place....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Benefits of Space Exploration

- Outline I. Introduction A. Critics point to waste and lack of direct impact on individuals II. Benefits A. Environmental 1. Ocean example 2. Ozone depletion a. TOMS and phase-out of harmful chemicals b. Anarctic hole in the ozone layer B. Medical 1. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) a. Diagnoses b. Phase-out of exploratory surgery 2. Telemedicine 3. Digital breast Biopsy system C. Consumer and other products 1. Robotics 2. Cable television industry 3. Teflon a. Cookware b. Carpets c. Clothing D....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays]

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The Benevolent Master

- The Benevolent Master I. The black identity during the nineteenth century in America was one based on a position of inferiority. The inferiority of slaves to their masters was expressed in several different ways, but all were designed to secure a dependent relationship of the slave to the master. Masters often viewed their slaves as deserving of a moral or religious upbringing, and saw themselves as responsible for completing this task. Paternalism transformed the relationship of slave and master into one of child and parent....   [tags: Slavery History Papers]

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drunken fool

- A Drunken Fool 1. INT. A BAR – NIGHT Sitting at a run-down smoky bar, TOM, a middle-aged photographer, while drunk tells a story to a off-screen character. TOM (Mumbling loudly) What’s my problem. I’ll tell you my problem. See, I work my ass off all day, I’m a photographer and a really shitty one. I can’t seem to do anything right even if I try my hardest. I let my nephew and his friends down. Tom takes a first shot, starting a line of empty shot glasses. Takes a long pause and starts talking again....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bad TV

- I always lie about my childhood. There was enough turmoil and drama in it that it is easy for things to slip into the vast sulcal chasms that riddle my brain. There are fleeting, half-formed images that pop up from time to time (did we really have a cat with a perpetual hole in its head?) like Lovecraftian phantasms that exist in a fictive space somewhere between embellishment and truth. Part of this, no doubt, comes from my father's work in experimental cinema. Fortunately, although my memory might not be the sharpest, the relatively objective record that does exist confirms that one episode did indeed occur....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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What I Learned from Mark Twain

- A multiplicity of books changed my life, connecting me with minds from many nations and ages, making me a citizen of the world and the universe, instead of a person bound by the horizons of a village and the flickering light of the living room TV. As a young person four books influenced me most-the meditations of Marcus Aurelius, the dialogues of Plato, Thoreau's Walden, and Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. The first two books made me an idealist, believing in the power of the mind to improve one's life and give it order and meaning....   [tags: How Education Has Changed My Life]

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The American Civil War was Unavoidable

- The American Civil War was unavoidable. Because of regional and political disputes the country would have continued to boil even if the extremists on both sides were kept under control. No matter what was done politically a conflict was necessary to eradicate slavery from this continent.      Anger in the South was becoming a growing trend. The Southerners were angered by the fact that, in their view, the North was trying to dissolve their way of life. Congressman Robert Toombs of Georgia says, “if by your legislation you [northerners] seek to drive us from the territories...I am for disunion”....   [tags: American History Civil War]

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Myths of the American Dream Exposed in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

- Myths of the American Dream Exposed in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman   Willy Loman, the lead character of Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, believes in "the myths of the capitalistic society"(DiYanni 412). This essay will examine the impact of the capitalistic myths on Willy Lowman.             Willy believes in the myth that popularity and physical appearance are the keys that unlock the door to the “American Dream”. We are first introduced to the importance of popularity and physical appearance when Willy is speaking to his wife, Linda, about their son Biff.  “Biff Loman is lost,” says Willy.  “In the greatest country in the world, a young man with such personal attractiveness ge...   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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The Adventures Of Huck Finn

- What would you do if you knew one of your friends was in trouble. Would you save them or would you try to avoid the situation and let someone else deal with it. That is the exact problem that Huck Finn is faced with in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. It is a novel about the friendship between a young boy, named Huck and a black slave, named Jim. Throughout the plot Huck and Jim form a bond which proves that color should not stand as a barrier between the friendship of two people by completing endless adventures and always sticking together....   [tags: Mark Twain]

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A Winter Never to be Forgotten - Original Writing

- A Winter Never to be Forgotten - Original Writing In the terrible winter of 2002 a young man named Mark Kyle was staying in his parents cabin on the outskirts of Detroit. Marks fiancée Kortney Skelly was to follow him up a few days later. On the night Kortney was to arrive Mark decided to plan a romantic evening to surprise her. As he began to set up candles around the dining room of the cabin for Kortney's arrival he discovered that there was not enough firewood to last them throughout the night....   [tags: Papers]

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Learning How to Learn

- Colleges and Universities: Learning How to Learn Every year, millions of dollars are spent on toward education. That’s a major expense in anyone’s life. But what are we really paying for. With a hundred thousand dollars and four years, a degree can be acquired in just about any field. Imagine the greatest doctor in the world. Imagine her saving lives everyday. Now picture that same doctor not knowing how to change a diaper, pump gas, or even balance her own check book. Naturally, society would be more apt to avoid that physician....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Domination of Media

- Domination of Media America’s history has been greatly impacted by writing in various manners. Many influential events in America’s history have been documented through writing. Writing uses muckraking as a technique to influence political or social reform. Various literary pieces such as the Declaration of Independence or Uncle’s Tom’s Cabin are prime examples of how writing can influence a movement, particularly for independence and the abolition of slavery. These literary pieces not only enlightened society about inequalities, but united individuals at the crucial beginnings of a movement....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of This Perfect Day, Brave New World, and 1984

- This Perfect Day, Brave New World, 1984: Dystopian Masterpiece This Perfect Day belongs to the genre of "dystopian" or anti-utopian novels, like Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984. Yet it is more satisfying than either. This Perfect Day is probably Ira Levin's greatest work of his career. Levin's work, despite being written in 1970, is very plausible having realistic technology, such as scanners and computers which watch over the entire family, the entire population of the world....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Essay on Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God

- The Enraged Black Readers of Their Eyes Were Watching God      Although Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is a widely read novel today, that wasn't always the case. When her novel was first published, many black readers were enraged. It wasn't until the early seventies when Hurston's novel was rediscovered. What aspects of the novel enraged the readers so that it would be forgotten for more than thirty years.   One of the most important aspects of the novel that enraged the black readers was Hurston's portrayal of the white people....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]

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An Analysis of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- An Analysis of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn I can always remember being younger when I just wanted to runaway. I would lay in bed and say "this place sucks, I just want to leave" In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, a young boy, Huck Finn, learns what life is like growing up in Missouri and his troublesome childhood leads him to runaway from home. Throughout the story Huck learns that in order to escape and run away from home, others need help running away too....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

- Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Both Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 portray hedonistic societies. The inhabitants of both societies seek to enjoy themselves for as much of the time as possible, however only citizens in Brave New World are truly happy. This leads to the conclusion that humans can never be truly happy, according to the authors, as their natural selves. The people in Brave New World enjoy themselves with promiscuous sex, complicated sports, movies called feelies that engage all the senses, and excessive use of the mind-altering drug called soma....   [tags: Brave World Fahrenheit 451 Essays]

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Factors Contributing to the Start of the Civil War

- On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter, starting the American Civil War. The Civil War would last for four years and result in massive American casualties. It would eventually end with slavery abolished and the South under the military occupation of the North. The conflict between the Southern and Northern states did not start suddenly, and did not only appear in the 1860s. Slavery was prevalent in the South and eventually made illegal in the North, which caused Northerners to oppose slavery and Southerners to support it....   [tags: Causes Of The Civil War]

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The Role of Art vs. the Role of Science

- The Role of Art vs. the Role of Science “art upsets [and] science reassures.” - Georges Braque Before beginning, it is important to clarify that the quote is referring to shock as causing anger or upset. In using reassuring, Georges Braque is referring to comforting. That said, this statement by Braque is true to a point, because the statement also works in reverse. Throughout the history of man, art has been a method for communication, and in the process it has alternatively shocked and soothed the world....   [tags: Georges Braque Photography Essays]

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois or W.E.B. Du Bois

- William Edward Burghardt Du Bois or W.E.B. Du Bois William Edward Burghardt Du Bois – known simply as "W.E.B." – was 83 when the government indicted him as a foreign agent in 1951. The only crime he had committed, however, was circulating the Stockholm Appeal, which said any government to use an atomic weapon against another country "should be treated as a war criminal." After spending six months in disgrace and paying $35,150 for his defense, the government dismissed its case against him. The old man was freed and declared himself a communist 12 years later at age 93, dying in Ghana, a country that loved him....   [tags: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois]

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The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism

- The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism        In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, the romantic standards that are associated with literature during the American Renaissance are evident. This popular novel, a New York Times Bestseller, embodies the concept of Romanticism with its gothic darkness, themes of loss and nostalgia, and a strong captivity narrative. The presence of a wise child and recurring double language are essential to the plot of the story. Nathan Price's misguided mission to save souls in the Congo is transformed into an evil that invades a type of Paradise and so, the reader realizes immediately that this twisted attempt to Christianize the savages...   [tags: Poisonwood Bible Essays]

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Hackers and the Evolution of Intellectual Property Rights

- Hackers and the Evolution of Intellectual Property Rights Introduction According to Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, theft is, "The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same" (Webster's 2). Before the advent of moveable type, no one had cause to apply this concept to information rather than physical property. If one were to steal a book, the act was easily recognized as of the same moral color as stealing a horse, a nugget of gold, or any other physical object....   [tags: Technology Internet Research Papers]

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Charles W. Chestnutt's The Marrow of Tradition

- Charles W. Chestnutt's The Marrow of Tradition         Clearly, one can expect differing critical views of a novel; from the       author's perspective we see one view, from a publisher's another, and from       the reviewer's yet another. This is especially true of Charles W.       Chesnutt's  The Marrow of Tradition. If one observes both the contemporary       reviews of the novel and letters exchanged between Chesnutt and his       friends and publisher, Houghton, Mifflin, and Co., one will see the       disparity in opinions regarding the work....   [tags: Chestnutt Marrow of Tradition Essays]

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Gender Analysis of Anna and the King

- Gender Analysis of Anna and the King If you are not the lead elephant, the scenery never changes. (Moonshee, Anna’s servant) One of the main issues in “Anna and the King” is the differences between men and women. What is less obvious is that those differences are of two types: the existing inequality of the social status of men and women, and the ways in which men and women try to deal with (end or prolong) this inequality. First of all, let us observe the structure of the Thai society. Men occupy the dominant position in all aspects of life from top to bottom of the Thai social structure....   [tags: Movie Film Anna King essays]

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Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: An Essay

- For the women in the twentieth century today, who have more freedom than before and have not experienced the depressive life that Gilman lived from 1860 to 1935, it is difficult to understand Gilman's situation and understand the significance of "The Yellow Wallpaper". Gilman's original purpose of writing the story was to gain personal satisfaction if Dr. S. Weir Mitchell might change his treatment after reading the story. However, as Ann L. Jane suggests, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is "the best crafted of her fiction: a genuine literary piece...the most directly, obviously, self-consciously autobiographical of all her stories" (Introduction xvi)....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh

- Bobbie Ann Mason's Shiloh In the story "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason, The reader gets different points of view and different feelings about the characters and the story. In this story the narrator explains how time and distance can create a gap between two people. It also talks about how naïve Leroy really is and also how self-centered he is. It allows the reader to understand that sometimes in doing something good people could be doing something that hurts others. This story reveals to the reader how distance and low communication can separate individuals from each other....   [tags: Papers]

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Bloodchild: Oppression in Science Fiction

- Bloodchild: Oppression in Science Fiction Throughout American literary history, nearly every form of literature has covered the topic of slavery and black oppression in America. From William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist papers to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s controversial Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, the exploration of the black position in America has been a theme that engrossed generations. In the past century, as science fiction has established its place in the literary genre, authors such as Octavia Butler have become increasingly popular....   [tags: Butler Bloodchild Essays]

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Walt Whitman's Song of Myself

- Walt Whitman's Song of Myself This paper deals with Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in relation to Julia Kristeva's theories of abjection--my paper does not point to abjection in the text, but rather the significance of the abscence of abjection. This abscence, looming and revolting, arises from Whitman's attemt to refigure a conception of sublimity which delimits the material which can trigger the sublime moment. Whitman's democracy of the sublime is inclusive of those figures on the American landscape, their lives and voices, which are functionalized into his world....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]

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Southworth's Brilliant Writing

- Southworth's Brilliant Writing   Few nineteenth-century American women novelists met with success equal to that of Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (E.D.E.N. Southworth). Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan Warner, Fanny Fern, and others certainly sold record numbers of individual novels; however, E.D.E.N. Southworth's over 40 novels consistently became best-sellers throughout a 44-year career, making her, over time, perhaps the best-selling author, male or female, of her generation....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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David Belasco

- David Belasco was born in San Fransisco, California, on July 25,1853. Hisparents had come to California from London in the gold rush. Belasco grew upin San Fransisco and Victoria, British Columbia. His early education in a RomanCatholic monastery influenced his simple mode of dress and helped earn him the nickname Bishop of Broadway. He had some experience as a child actor, and from 1873 to 1879 worked in a number of San Fransisco theaters as everything from call boy and script copier to actor, stage manager, and playwright....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aircraft Family

- ENVIRONMENTSL SYS The SA227 family of aircraft are low wing monoplanes, built by Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. These aircraft include the Merlin IIC, Merlin IVC, and the Metro III. These three aircraft are powered by two turboprop engines equipped with constant speed, full feathering, four blade, reversible propellers made by Dowty-Rotol, or McCauley propellers. The cabin is pressurized, heated and cooled by bleed air which is ducted through valves, heat exchangers, and refrigeration unit....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Kidnapped

- Kidnapped Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1850. As a child growing up Stevenson was extremely sick and suffered from severe respiratory ailments which continually interrupted his schooling. As he grew up his relationship with his parents became more and more difficult. His father expected Robert to follow the family profession and become an engineer. Stevenson agreed to study law but rarely attended classes and studied literature instead....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Slavery

- For purposes of this discussion, it is the intent of this author to assess the plight of African Americans at a time when they were merely slaves, captives taken forcibly by rich white American merchants to a new and strange land called America. Right from the very beginning, slavery was a controversial issue. It was fraught with the constant reminder of man's inhumanity to man. This was evidenced in the literature as well as movements such as the abolitionists, and one most notably John Brown, who has been portrayed as a kind of maniacal character, who would stop at nothing to see this God given mandate carried out....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Slavery

- Slavery degusted northerners. Many people believed Slavery was morally wrong and wanted to do something about it. The book Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the newspaper The Liberator argued how wrong it was. In this, Slavery was a major cause in the outbreak of the Civil War. There were many things that led to the Civil War. One of which were the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 in the Missouri Compromise, Missouri wanted to become a slave state and northerners demanded something be done....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Amendments

- Amendments The first Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” This sets the tone for a great country to be formed. No other country says that their citizens have the same rights as the Constitution proclaims. To take a closer look at the Amendments and why people say that the first one is the most important amendment, this paper will look into the true meaning of the first amendment and the importance to this country....   [tags: Papers]

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Ballistics

- In 1784, someone using a flintlock pistol shot Edward Culshaw. In those days, there were no bullets, as we know them. Gunpowder and a ball of lead were put into the gun’s muzzle and packed with paper wadding. A spark made when the gun’s hammer struck some flint at the back end of the barrel ignited the powder. When the constable examined Culshaw’s wound, he found a piece of newspaper used as wadding to pack the powder in the killer’s gun. The prime suspect in the killing was a man named John Toms....   [tags: essays research papers]

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