Essays Tagged: "sailors"

"Body Fires" by Fay Jones Art Critique

A painting that portrays a dream like and imaginative world full of color. Jones imagines couples, sailors, and boxing that inhabit the enigmatic and nostalgia of the dream world. In this critique, I ...

(3 pages) 207 0 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

"Billy Budd" by Herman Melville. Captain Vere as a "tragic hero" in the story.

personal disagreement. Captain Vere is sailor that is distinctive even in a time of renowned sailors. He has noble blood in him, but his advancement through the naval ranks to that of captain i ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Scrooges Ghosts - An analisys of their effects

first with the second of the spirits. This spirit shows him people from all walks of life, miners, sailors, and even lighthouse attendants, but of all the places he went, his nephew's and the Cratchi ...

(3 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Caine Mutiny, Evaluating the Performance of a Government

was incapable of holding this position as captain. With all of this happening, it was hard for the sailors aboard the ship to appreciate the form of government and their leader.The constitution for m ... . He was old, and powerful, and with authority, but also wrong. Captain's new position angered many sailors aboard the old battle ship with his strict and reserved mannerisms, and the way he handled m ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Sep/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Planispheres: Guide To The Night Sky

would get creative. So began my research into what ancientastronomers used for stargazing, and what sailors would use as navigational tools. Myresearch led me to, what is now, a modern planisphere. I ...

(4 pages) 63 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Moby Dick and its Biblical Allusions

the same situations in the Bible. In the beginning of the book, Father Mapple gives a sermon to the sailors about Jonah and the whale. This story in itself has much symbolism and starts the book off w ... ter in the story and is the narrator through most of the book. He is very different from all of the sailors on the ship. He has class, intelligence, and he knows nothing about whaling or the sea. In t ...

(5 pages) 10092 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Billy Budd by Herman Melville Term Paper over the Short Story Billy Budd, his life, why he wrote the book, and religious symbolism.

ecution. The poem was intended for inclusion in a volume of poetry to be called John Marr and other Sailors (1888), and Melville wrote a prose headnote to accompany it. Then the story began to grow an ... h Channel between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, on April 15. It was fueled by the grievances of sailors who were badly fed, seldom paid, and brutally punished to maintain discipline. Moreover, man ...

(24 pages) 220 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sea monsters.

nd their social status crushed due to the fantastic stories of unbelievable creatures told by early sailors. The stories they told of krakens, sea serpents, and monsters of enormous size that glowed w ... y we still think of them as being superstitious and we ignore the facts that we already know. Those sailors did see something that they could only have described as monsters of the uncharted seas. The ...

(1 pages) 24 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

e into this war because a naval boat of ours called the Maine was blown up. On that boat, 327of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan ,"Rem ... y destroyed all the Spanish ships that were trying to escape. In that battle we killed 400 of their sailors and captured 1700 others. Yet we only lost one men in this battle.On July 17,1898 we marched ...

(4 pages) 127 4 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

American justification for entering the War of 1812.

uld not ignore obvious British disrespect for their sovereignty. The British impressed thousands of sailors from American ships and obviously did think American retaliation to be a real threat. "No na ... hold on American commerce. These rules coupled with accounts of the forced impressments of American sailors is evidence enough that British disregard of America as a seafaring nation was a cause of th ...

(4 pages) 71 2 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Spanish Armada by the English Navy.

da against England in the Spring of 1588. The Armada was a mighty fleet of 130 ships bearing 25,000 sailors and soldiers under the command of the duke of Medina-Sidonia. The main reason that Philip at ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

An explanation of the major problems the United States faced in 1789, how they were overcome by 1800, and at what cost.

s. First, the French and British placed export restrictions which caused problems for many farmers, sailors, and merchants. Southern planters were frustrated because their principal crops, tobacco and ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Is the Philadelphia Experiment Real?

Philadelphia Naval Yard. As this went on, the crew was apparently seized by madness. Suddenly, the sailors were becoming invisible too and managed to walk through walls. They even became embedded ins ...

(4 pages) 72 1 3.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

"Bubonic Plague".

scovered that it happened in China's Gobi Desert, and it killed about 35 million Asian People. When sailors traveled to Asia, rats returned with them to Europe. Fleas living on the blood of infected r ...

(2 pages) 47 1 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Vickings and their beliefs.

300 years made all of Europe tremble. The Vikings developed a reputation being called the greatest sailors of their day and the fiercest warriors known to have an awful crew aboard.** Their war ships ...

(4 pages) 60 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The following is a lab report on fermentation and its inhibitors.

ABSTRACTFor hundreds of years, spices have been used by sailors to inhibit the fermentation of thealcohol they transported. These spices, including Clove we ...

(4 pages) 100 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This essay - called "Germany between 1918 and 1933" - desribes whathappened in Germany during this horrible time.

of November 1918 have, and how did it change Germany?The impulse for this revolution were mutinying sailors of the German navy who refused to execute an order that appeared to be senseless and life-th ...

(10 pages) 94 2 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The Treaty of Versailles and its effects on Germany" is a summary of the most important aspects concerning this treaty.

ailles and its effects on Germany-Disarmament of the Germany army (only 100,000 soldiers and 15,000 sailors were allowed)-Demolition of heavy weapons-Demilitarization of the Rheinland (region) and its ...

(1 pages) 96 1 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Jamaica:History and Culture This essay goes indepth about the History,Economy & Agriculture, Heritage, Food, and Geography!

soon after Columbus arrived, and those that didn't were tortured and terrorized by Columbus and his sailors. He then left and returned several years later on his last voyage to the new world. During t ...

(5 pages) 142 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Events of D-day.

June 6, 1944. The invasion force consisted of 11,000 aircraft, 6,000 ships, and 2 million soldiers, sailors, and airmen from 15 different countries. It is said to be the most phenomenal armada ever as ...

(3 pages) 55 1 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History