Essays Tagged: "Old World"

An essay book review of My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

ere is Grandfather Burden who represents the New World and there is Mr. Shimerda who represents the Old World. Grandfather Burden who is a Baptist, who reads the bible daily. Very strict in religion, ... future which he works to make it a reality. Mr Shimerda might be considered a representation of the Old World. He enjoyed his live in Bohemia, where he was well known and liked. His wife is the one wh ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What is honor? An essay suitable for applications.

rated the sense of honor to put the point across. Mixed with honor comes vengeance and such. In the Old World ways, all families had a sense of honor. If someone did something rather contemptible, a f ...

(2 pages) 107 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"Telling the Bees" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

o put black cloth on them after a death, and white ribbon for a joyful event. If the bees were not told of a death, another death would soon follow in the household; while if they were not told of a b ... he bride's veil is to protect her from evil spirits who are jealous of happiness.Wedding rings are gold and plain, a symbol of eternity, and are worn on the left 'ring finger' because it was believed ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

"How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Avarez and "Something to Declare" by Julia Avarez.

ent characterizations of Yolanda is that she is definitely assimilated to American culture, yet her Old World values and lifestyle also influence her.In both books it is clear that Yolanda has success ... merican culture because she embraces some of America's values and rejects some of the values of the Old World. In the first book, one example of Yolanda embracing one of America's values occurs when s ...

(10 pages) 117 0 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Being an American between first and second generation immigrants.

he Bread Givers constantly shape and reshape their own definition of being a true American. For the older generation, the definition is deeply rooted in their rigid preconceptions and ideals. The youn ... ay to heaven. Father never wanted to become an American for he was too caught up in the ways of the Old World and the Torah. Americans were not as respectful, as clever, nor as religious as those live ...

(9 pages) 138 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Islamic World on a global level.

different cultures. As early as the 600s A.D. Muslims have had an extraordinary influence on these "Old World" civilizations. Because it was a focal point of trade and the like, the Arabs have had a v ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Motivations for immigration to American colonies in 1700s. Reasons for large population increase in 1700s.

d years that followed the population increased greatly, due in part to massive immigration from the Old World. By 1790 the colony housed a little under four million people. The high rate of immigratio ... motivators, including the peoples' hope for a better lifestyle than the one they experienced in the Old World, religious zeal, cheaper land and higher wages for manual laborers, and overpopulation in ...

(3 pages) 51 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Similarities in Human and Nonhuman Primates: Familial Relationships.

aberrant behavior patterns that result.In the smaller primates there are 2 major classes of monkey--Old World, which are tree dwellers and will regularly come down from the treetops to forage for food ... e for food and have cheek pouches for carrying it, and New World monkeys who show sexual dimorphism.Old World monkeys have pads for sitting called ischial callosities and have a more opposable thumb t ...

(9 pages) 113 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Daisy Miller, by Henry James: (I) To what extent is Daisy Miller's character a reflection of the American character? (II) Was Henry James' ending artistically necessary?

ntics and remains contemptuous and ignorant of European social customs during her short stay in the Old World. On an intimate level, Daisy's story is one about a young woman's hedonistic adventures in ... ames'Daisy Miller may be interpreted as a portrait of the American character and American destiny: boldly adventurous and transient.Daisy Miller is a flawed character (thus, doomed to death) in that h ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Review of the Columbian Exchange

idly. When the isolation of the New World was broken, the Indian cultures had no immunities for the Old World diseases. The only immunities the Indians knew were the diseases of their world. As the In ... on was the exchange of plants and animals in the New World. When the flora and fauna of the New and Old collided, both parties were amazed at how different each other's worlds were. Oviedo described a ...

(6 pages) 130 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Flight of Chivalry

mes of the novel. The novel's predominant theme is the disintegration of the chivalric order of the Old Spanish World, as it is being replaced by the newer technology and ideology of the modern world. ... In For Whom the Bell Tolls, Hemingway uses the horse to represent the aristocratic hierarchy of the Old World dating back to the Middle Ages, while he uses the airplane to represent the invasion of Sp ...

(7 pages) 23 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Frederick Jackson Turner's observations about the birth of democracy

he frontier has influenced, as examined in Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis, the East and even the Old World through the development of its own "American" zeitgeist that spread beyond its region. Acc ... beyond its region. According to Turner, the frontier's most important influence on the East and the Old World was the promotion of democracy through its people.Turner encompasses the evolution of the ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American/French Revolution.

l-known Boston tea party. And so theRevolution began.During the American Revolution, ideas from the Old World wereput to the test. Ideas such as separation between the church and thestate, written con ...

(1 pages) 60 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Report and reaction to "Guns, Germs, and Steel."

riculture. It also tried to give an explanation for the almost one-way transfer of diseases for the Old World to the New World.Epidemic diseases tend to produce no cases for a long time, then there ma ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bering Strait Theory

ossing it wouldn't think of it as a bridge at all. The people that had been currently living in the Old World were nomadic big game hunters that followed the huge grazing animals of the period. The fi ... ty agrees (for the most part) that people never originated in North America, but emigrated from the Old world to the new many thousands of years ago. These theories go against First Nations culture an ...

(1 pages) 1425 0 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Compare and Contrast Spanish and British Colonies

The colonies that Britain and Spain founded were shaped by the Old World ways. To survive the colonies had to master new situations and learn new techniques. The c ... had to master new situations and learn new techniques. The colonies also had raw resources that the Old World lacked. Though different, the colonies had one purpose, to make their countries rich. All ... in their cultural background and economically profitable materials. The things they harvested and sold may not have been similar, but the result was gaining wealth. Otherwise, they were the same. The ...

(1 pages) 25 2 1.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


undue self-esteem, exaggerate the value of his contribution, neither, on the other, should he withhold such thoughts as he may have to submit, but should express them freely and let them go for what ... t others, therefore, might learn from them, not they from others. The closer connection between the Old World and the New, which has been brought about by increased facilities of communication, has la ...

(19 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Emergence Of Agriculture

agriculture and the various hypothesies surrounding the shift from foraging to farming. Examples of Old World and New World cultures are discussed.Key Words Fertile Crescent, Mesoamerica, Natufians, P ... n.VARIOUS HYPOTHESES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE The Cultural Invention hypothesis is one of the oldest theories for the development of agriculture and is based on assumption that agricultural life ...

(8 pages) 49 1 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Rain forest Depletion

.There are two major areas on earth where rainforests are located. One of these areas is called The Old World Tropics, which includes Africa and Asia. In Africa, the rain forests are primarily located ... contains Central and South America. The New World tropics are in lower altitudes as opposed to the Old World tropics, which are at higher altitudes. Rainforests are located around the equator. This l ...

(6 pages) 27 1 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Toyota's European Strategy and Brand Reposition

the European market has several strong regional competitors.Toyota's vision is to capture 5% of the Old World's roadway by 2005.However, the problem persists of how to establish Toyota as a brand in t ... ence of well established European manufacturers· Present customer base is skewed towards the older generation· Major variations in brand image in different countries inEurope· Dec ...

(11 pages) 93 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing