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The Eyes Have It
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... and won the battles and also the fear and respect of their allies. But over time, they had softened. The Spider Queen, an undead creature, had the plan to take over all of the Yeomanry. The Yeomanry is where the story takes place, and is a huge continent where many different races and cultures live (like Asia and Africa put together with some aliens and snow thrown in.) the Spider Queen had the notion of destroying all this good for her own, and turning it into her black domain. She did. She casted a spell which made a huge black bubble. It spread like a plague and grew for leagues in every direction. Anything that entered this bubble never came out. ...

Animal Farm: Political Issues
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... with, potentially, plenty of provisions for everybody"(Grennblatt 106). Animal Farm is a satirical beast fable which has been heralded as Orwell's lightest, gayest work(Brander 126). It is a novel based on the first thirty years of the Soviet Union, a real society pursuing the ideal of equality. His book argues that this kind of society has not worked and could not (Meyers 102). Animal Farm has also been known as a an enter-taining, witty tale of a farm whose oppressed animals, capable of speech and reason, overcome a cruel master and set up a revolutionary government(Meyers 103). On another, more serious level, it is a political allegory, a symbolic tale where a ...

"Evolution Of A Naturalist": The Biography Of Charles Darwin
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... helped him achieve his goal was bravery. When he first found out about the expedition on the Beagle, Charles knew that if he took this chance, he would have to face deadly swamps, fatal diseases and even savages. Yet the thought of traveling to the beautiful tropics and maybe discovering a new species meant more to him. Even as he experienced extreme seasickness almost everyday of the five year long voyage, Darwin would not turn around and go back to England. Another and maybe the most important trait was the ability to work hard. If Darwin found something that interested him, he would be willing to spend years working on it and improving it. An event that show ...

Emma: All Human Beings Are Judging
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... men do. In the end, Emma had to acknowledge that her attempts of pursuing happiness were false and was eventually punished for wanting more than what a woman should have. On the other hand, Homais, as a man, was able to succeed in pursuing his desires without being punished. Hardy, on the other hand, was totally sympathetic with his heroine. Tess, under his pen, was a totally tragic existence condemned by God. She did not have the desire to break out of the repression of morality; instead, she upheld the moral code that caused her miserable life. Only in the end did Tess fight back and kill Alec, but she did not do it for her own liberation but for the love of a ...

The Old Man And The Sea
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... the details are to inform the reader that the old man really enjoys and values the ocean. One way which Hemingway shows this is that Santiago refers to the sea as "la mar," a kind and beautiful yet sometimes cruel feminine creature. Younger fishermen refer to the sea as "el mar," which is masculine. Changing this to be masculine means that they do not feel that the sea has any beauty or significance other than for money. Another way that the author tells that the old man appreciates the ocean is in one of his descriptions in the book. "Most people are heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. ...

“Minds Eye At Work”
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... of the story that I truly understood the character of Mable Pervin. This story without an explicit resolution leaves the reader feeling the frightfulness of Mabel and the actual contentment of Dr. Fergusson. “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell’s is a wonderful, suspenseful story. Minnie Wright, the character accused of murdering her husband, is brought to life by the opinions of the other characters in this story. The author to be a disheartened, lonely woman, who had changed from a flourishing singer to a desolate housewife, portrayed Minnie. Clues found throughout the house pointed every finger at Minnie, but it was never stated directly in the story. The ...

Animal Farm Theme
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... Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depends on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely, comrades,” cried Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping form side to side and whisking his tail, “surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?” The animals all are in agreement that they do ...

Real Ghosts - What Are Ghosts
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... at the same time in another city, a lieutenant claims that he saw and spoke with the pilot. A judge says that he had a conversation in his home with a reporter at 1:30 the night before. But at 1:30 that night the reporter had died of a heart attack in his own bed. In an old mansion in england a photographer actually snaps a picture of a shadowy figure on a staircase. It is the "brown lady" of raynham hall. Each of these people claims that he really saw a ghost. In this book the author (daniel cohen) investigates many strange stories. Sometimes he uncovers a hoax, but other stories leave puzzling questions... Do spirits really haunt old houses? Can a huma ...

Civil Disobedience
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... Thoreau had many people offering to pay his taxes but refused to take them. His refusal made his arrest publicized enough for someone to pay his taxes to release him from jail. Civil disobedient acts need to be publicized to show the participant is against the political system. Thoreau showed he was against paying taxes by wanting to stay in jail and arguing that he should be the only person to pay his own taxes. This indicates he wanted his disobedience justified. For acts of to be justified, those acts need to be acts of protest. Thoreau desired a change in the law and the political system, so he attempted to change a flaw in the governmental law. He demanded ...

To Kill A Mocking Bird
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... not fair because he never should have been accused of something he did not do. I could give several examples of smaller, less important situations that have the same theme as this story does “do not harm people who do not harm you.” The setting of this book was in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. Scout, Jem and Dill spend the summer trying to get Boo Radley out of his house. None of them had ever seen him. Scout started to school and on his way there and back, he and Jem would find gifts in a hole in the tree by the rocky place. Scout and Jem started hearing their father referred to as a “nigger-lover” because he was defending Tom Robinson – a Negro man accuse ...

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