Essays Tagged: "reading books"

Fahrenheit 451

forget more about books and what theymean. People have started to take books for granted, insteadof reading books they watch a movie or a program on thetelevision. People do not realize that books, sc ... never get that kind ofsatisfaction out of watching a movie, it just goes in one ear andout the next.Reading also keeps people from going illiterate and itencourages other to read. What would the world ...

(3 pages) 144 1 2.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


become a filmmaker. I had known about film making through watching interviews of the directors, by reading books and by watching films. It needs hard work, patience and talent.In order to make a good ...

(2 pages) 80 2 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Walt Whittman

ge of 12, he was withdrawn from school to work as a printer. At this time he began to learn to love reading books. He read whenever he could and was self taught. When he was seventeen, he became a tea ... the large imperiouswaves,Or some lone bark buoy'd on the dense marine,Where joyous full of faith, spreading white sails,She cleaves the ether mid the sparkle and the foam of day, or undermany a star a ...

(3 pages) 127 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

how the many characters are really much alike one another in "Lord of the Flies" written by William Golding, and in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert louis Stevenson

This is an essay about my summer reading books and how the many characters are really much alike one another. The first book was Lord ...

(4 pages) 59 0 2.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

The Chosen by Chiam Potok (Short Summary with Main Characters)

Danny states that he goes to the public library to read books (his father doesn't approve of Danny reading books). He says that there is a man who recommends books for Danny. They both are surprised ...

(4 pages) 81 2 3.9 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Abraham Lincoln

n the family farm. He had less than a year of school but managed to educate himself by studying and reading books on his own.He believed that slavery and democracy were fundamentally incompatible. In ...

(2 pages) 61 1 5.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Treasure Island, by R L Stevenson. Describes the relationship between Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, and how this changes throughout the story.

k and I had also watched and enjoyed the children's version of Treasure Island. As a reader, I like reading books in which I have an idea of the plot, as it heightens my enjoyment of the reading exper ... On almost every page, something significant happens. He uses this method to entice the reader into reading more and more, one of the qualities of Stevenson's writing. The book begins in first person ...

(5 pages) 68 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reading Books: Start reading to Your Child at an Early Age.

The effects of reading books are numerous. Starting to read books on a regular basis at an early age has two effect ... early age has two effects, increased comprehension abilities and the promotion of vocabulary growth.Reading skills are essential to success in society today. The ability to read is highly valued and i ... lued and important for social and economic advancement.In today's society, parents should start the reading process as soon as possible, even while the baby is still in the mother's womb. By reading a ...

(2 pages) 107 0 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

"On natural death" By Lewis Thomas.

mood about death and why it is Nature's job to help us through it. He points out in his essay that reading books on death causes a person to wonder how they will react when they encounter death. He ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Benjamin Franklin - A man before his time!

and was denied a formal education by his family's poverty. Franklin learned much of what he knew by reading books and periodicals. His favorite author was Joseph Addison, and he basically memorized th ...

(4 pages) 118 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Fahrenheit 451 and Antigone Comparison

d embrace their own differences and uniqueness. According to the government, if you get people from reading books, they don't create questions or get smarter than others. These two things cause people ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Stephen Hawking Movie Summary: biography of Stephen Hawking, his ideas and ideals

a normal childhood which consisted of activities children did in those days: weekends at the beach, reading books, and school. He came from an exceptional family, and reading at the dinner table was n ...

(2 pages) 51 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

What is better: watches a film or reads a book?

e world, who spend their time in different ways. Some of them enjoy watchingfilms, but others enjoy reading books, and also there are people, who like both: watching and reading. How do youthink what ... s a book? There are some differences between them, for example,watching a film takes less time than reading a book, espacially, if a book is large. If you read a book, and then you watched a film, you ...

(1 pages) 38 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Good Will Hunting The Movie

mily and grew up in a bad neighborhood so he couldn't go to University but he studied everything by reading books. That is important to life and he has that. Will has a very rare gift and anyone would ...

(1 pages) 41 1 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biography of Arthur Slade (1 page)

horse, drive a tractor and throw bales. Shockingly, he loved to spend his free time at the library reading books and gathering knowledge for later down the road.On December 12th, 1980, when Arthur wa ...

(1 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

My college essay

an Life. Around me in this picture are the things which were most important in my life at the time: reading books in English so I would get a little better and not have as much difficulties communicat ...

(3 pages) 160 5 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hierarchy of Needs

s parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. As a child Maslow was very lonely and found refuge in reading books. His parents pushed him to succeed in life, so he first attended the City College of N ...

(6 pages) 225 2 3.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A Study Of Reading Habbits By Phillip Larkin. Discuss the methods used by Phillip Larkin to self dellude himself.

"A Study of Reading Hapits"A 'study of reading hapits' by Phillip Larkin explores an indivduals capacity for sel ... nzas. He delibreratly tries not to be himself and more like a charchter from one of the books he is reading.Larkin enters a world of self delusion becuase he doesn't want to face up to reality. His re ... s capacity of self delusion to a great extent. The speaker escapes to his world of delusion through reading books so much that," it was worth ruining my eyes", (stanza 1, line 3). His mother tells him ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A short response on my remembrance of how i began how to read.

Before I could read words on a page my aunt would interact with the stories through pictures. When reading books the story goes far beyond the words on the page. She would use interpretation and thou ... t give meaning to the words on the page and I later realized that this was an important part of the reading and writing process. I can remember the stress that I had given to my uncle as he repeatedly ...

(2 pages) 37 1 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

My reading

Y READING AUTOBIOGRAPHYI have been reading books for years, when I was alittle boy until now. Al ... ow. Although it was a long time ago,everything seems yesterday- the day I began havinglove in reading books. Before third grade, I wasalways a lazy boy who never did homework or preparedfo ... e, I wasalways a lazy boy who never did homework or preparedfor the next class, especially in reading the stories.But everything had changed since I came to my schoollibrary. I still remem ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies