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Chosen Description

The action of The Chosen unfolds in the immigrant community of Williamsburg,Brooklyn, against the backdrop of World War II. It is seen through the eyes ofReuven Malter, a boy who…

The citizens of a small rural community near Canad

a’s Wonderland are marching up and down the road with signs and noble voices: “Down with Grier!”, “Say no to Proposition 36!”, “Children’s Futures!”, “36 makes us Sick!” What are…

Starving the Hungry

Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system, few know of the many…

DEad Man Walking

Dead Man WalkingThe film, Dead Man Walking was made in 1995, and was adopted from Sister Helen Prejean’s 1993 autobiographical book, which has the same title. It examines one of…

Reproduction

Word Count: 839For some time she had watched his movements,appearing coyly in his haunts. And now, had itpaid off? Doubtless, he was in love. His muscleswere taut; he swooped through…

Story Of An Hour Vs. Barbiedoll

Many authors explore gender roles in their writings. Kate Chopins The Story of an Hour uses gender in describing a woman that feels socially oppressed in her marriage. Marge Piercys…

The Tao Of The Joy Luck Club

Taoism has been a major influence in China throughout much of its history and The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, reflects this influence through its infusion of Taoist principals.…

My Quality Education

For years Ive heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a quality education. Its kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need for this…

THE FLIELD AT LEUCTRA

Imagine if you will, It is a bright sun soaked day in Thebes. You are a soldier in theTheban Army under the command of General Epaminonads. To your front are…

Astronaut And Space

On May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable State of the Union addresses in the history of the United States. I believe that this nation…