- The Gift of the Magi (new)
The “Gift of the Magi” is a story authored by O. Henry. The story features two main characters, Della and her twenty two year old husband Mr. James Dillingham Young. The couple is simply referred to as Jim and Della respectively within the story. The story has a very interesting turn of events clustered with emotions of love and care. It eventually culminates into a surprising end where the characters exchange Christmas gifts acquired after selling their most precious possessions for the sake of...
- Lasting Friendship—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (new)
Lasting Friendship—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
An important stepping stone in every child\'s life is when a child makes a vow to be best friends forever with another child. Many girls cement this promise by buying a necklace with half hearts on them, while boys may carve their names into trees, but either way this promise is very important for children to prove that they have someone who they can trust. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini’s epic coming-of-age tale set in Afghanistan, Hossei...
- paradise lost (new)
Written at a time of personal and political crisis in Milton\'s career (1658-65), Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in English literature. It had an immense influence on the English Romantics and, through them, on modern poetry. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, changed into twelve books (i...
- The giver
The giver by Lois Lowry is a science fiction book about a boy name Jonas who discovers that the utopian society that he has grown up with is actually a dystopia. The society appears to be perfect; thier is no war, no pain, and no hunger. Everyone is treated equally,but if you take a closer look you will find that everything is not what it seems to be. The people in the society have never experienced real pain or real happiness.
The people think the society is a utopia because their is no wa...
I remember my grandmother Ruby Betts always telling me “Don’t ever change yourself for nobody, because, in the end, you’ll get mad because they never changed.” In Susan Glaspell’s 1916 play “Trifles” a group characters gather in the Midwestern farmhouse of John and Minnie Wright. The characters who gather in the home are investigating the murder of John Wright and examining evidence to convict Minnie Wright. In this play, the plot is used to examine much bigger topic; the examinat...
- Tartuffe Summary 2
Molière was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière was born in 1622 in Paris, France and died there in 1673 (“Molière”, p.1). He spent his life writing plays, acting, and managing the stage, according to Encyclopedia Britannica and is known as “the greatest of all writers of French comedy” (p. 1). Recently, I was able to see one of his best known plays of all times on campus at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. According to the program given to me at the theatre that evening, the...
- College loans and who is borrowing
College loans and who is borrowing
England-Siegerdt, (2011) writes on a current study found that the following types of students are less likely to borrow: first generation college students; females; students considered financially dependent on their parents; and students who are Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic, or American Indian. The purpose of the study was to determine which students are likely to borrow from a federal student loan program. Therefore, the dependent variable was dichotomo...
- the merchant of venic
"The Merchant of Venice" by WIlliam Shakespeare.
"The Merchant of Venice" is a play about revenge, justice, deseption and friendship. The story is about, Shylock a wealth Jew, lending one of his enemies, Antonoi, three thousand ducats. Although Antonio is a rich merchant all his resources are in his ships, trading too distant countries, but because he wants to help out his friend,Bassanio, he has no choice but to ask Shylock for a loan , not to know it could lead to his death.
In this play...
- Introduction of myself
Project 1: Personal Research
Introduction of Myself
My name is Yang Wang, and I am from China; additionally, I live in Chinatown of Chicago. This is my third semester in Harold Washington College, and I am taking three other classes this term include Biology 121, Sociology 201, and Math 118 which I need to stud online . In this paper, I will share some information to let others know me; at the same time, it will let me know myself better.
I was born in...
- The English Language
The history of the English language
The English language is very complex. What one may not know is that the creation of English goes back many years. Throughout time English has developed greatly by adapting words and meanings from different eras in time and is still constantly growing today. This marvellous language has four major generations, Old English, Middle English, Modern English, and Canadian English. Through each era English has grown into the beautiful language it has become toda...
- The theme of fate in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet - Fate
From the outset of the play the chorus calls Romeo and Juliet "star-crossed lovers" and the frequent foreshadowing of fate creates the sense that destiny shall claim superiority. All events surrounding the lovers such as: the feud between the two families, the horrible series of accidents that ruin Friar\'s well-intentioned plans, the tragic timing of Romeo\'s suicide and Juliet\'s awakening all work in the hands of fate. These events also contribute to the outcome of...
Antigone’s goal is to obtain justice for her brother, but since she is stubborn and irrational, she cannot fully complete her purpose. Antigone is a loving person, who’s objective is justice for both of her brothers. She is someone very fond of the meaning of family and she doesn’t feel right when one of her brothers is ordered to be left out and be eaten by animals. She wants to give her brother eternal, but the state doesn’t allow it. Even though she is eager to fulfill justice, her irrational...
- Color Purple
The Historical approach applies to this novel because it is based on a time period that I have not lived through. Alice Walker wrote this book in the format of how the people spoke in the 1900s Walker herself termed her writing as "Black Folks English." During the time that Walker wrote this novel there where so many things going on have to do with the Civil Rights movement and women fighting for their right. This book pin points the life of women showing, women’s struggle for freed...
- The difference
Treasure Island, written by Robert Louis Steverson, is an adventure fable of a young boy,
Jim Hawkins in his search for treasure. Jim, the main character and narrator of the fable, is a
typical little boy who somehow manages to get himself involved in an action packed adventure.
Throughout the story, Jim remodels himself from a scared little boy from Bristol, England to a
brave, compassionate, and clever young man. Although, in the story Jim mak...
- Different ways of keeping fit
Different ways of keeping fit.
Our health depends on our life. Most people are busy working, pupils are busy studying, but they always find time to relax and enjoy themselves.
Physical culture and sports in our country are part of our cultural and public life. It is very popular with young people. Sport is also paid great attention in schools, colleges and universities. Every city and town has a few stadiums, swimming pools, amateur clubs and keep-fit centers where people go aerobics, yoga, bo...