Essays Tagged: "Desert"

"The Rattler"

the reader as a person who likes nature by expressing details about the man. "I walked out into the desert." The author depicts the man among the setting of nature because the author knows a reader is ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"McTeague" written by Frank Norris

kow killed Maria and himself, next McTeague kills Trina, and thenMarcus tracks down McTeague in the desert and they both die as McTeague kills Marcusand then dies himself of dehydration. It seems the ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

rney to capture a fish after a long losing streak ofeighty-four days. Unfortunately his friend must desert him due to thisproblem and a greater force, his parents. Santiago must go out into thedanger ... will work this time. Later, though, whenSantiago needs him for the quest he sets out to do, Manolin desertshim, although he may not have wanted to at this time. In the novelSantiago comes upon a force ...

(5 pages) 103 0 2.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Gateway to The Soul. Metaphors that Justify War

er time paralleled in history, we want the truth; we thirst for it like those traveling through the desert without water and we are tired of being manipulated and deceived by those we elect to serve o ...

(10 pages) 225 0 4.7 Jul/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

In the classic movie Ben-hur, Judah Ben-hur and his childhood friend Messala come to face to face in a battle about good/evil, right/wrong, judiasm/christianity. This essay details these themes.

family.While the Romans held Judah captive, he along with other prisoners were forced to cross the desert. When the caravan stopped at a village for water one of the Roman soldiers prohibited Judah f ... ry, while Jesus was being crucified, Judah brought Jesus water just like he had done for him in the desert. This moment was an epiphany to Judah Ben-Hur because his heart was filled with love, hope, a ...

(2 pages) 79 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Essay on Henry Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

and "This is shocking, how you would neglect your most sacred duties," referring to Nora's plan to desert her home, her husband and her children without considering what others would say. Women had l ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a book called H*O*L*E*S. It is very good and I hope you enjoy it!

s to Texas (Where it was.) So, he thought he would be in a place with a lake. Guess again, it was a desert and very hot there and also only two trees! It doesn't seem that great now. Mr. Pendanski was ...

(1 pages) 52 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why did some men desert and refuse to obey orders in the Western Front, and were they treated too harshly? Looks at the results of shell shock and punishments in the trenches.

Why did some men desert or refuse to obey orders on the Western Front and were they treated to harshly?The western fr ... ter. Numerous men were pushed past their limits. This lead to soldiers trying to escape. They often deserted and refused to obey orders. Strict leaders like General Haig looked this upon harshly. Beca ... ecause of this, men and boys were sentenced to death. This essay looks at why the soldiers chose to desert and refused to obey orders on the Western Front when they knew the consequences. It explains ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

A creative writing piece about the Arizona desert and how it contrasts from day to night.

The Forsaken ExpanseThe arid and sunburnt barren land of Arizona; eternal desert stretching for miles and miles. The intense sun blazes down on this harsh yet amazingly beaut ... . Inconceivable formations of canyons and immense rock structures set in the distance, circling the desert comparable to a tremendous bare stadium with red rocky stands that you know exist, but out of ... seemed to have taken the life away from this, the light and heat somehow sucking all life from the desert, but still the desert radiates red, out-showing any green garden or flourishing forest.As the ...

(2 pages) 48 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Egyptian Burial Rituals

Egyptian Burial RitualsThe earliest ancient Egyptians buried their dead in small pits in the desert. The heat and dryness of the sand dehydrated the bodies quickly, creating lifelike and natura ... the ancient Egyptians began burying their dead in coffins to protect them from wild animals in the desert. However, they realized that bodies placed in coffins decayed when they were not exposed to t ...

(2 pages) 50 1 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A brief anyalysis and response to Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias" and a commentary on the temporal nature of the things humans strive for most.

will eventually expire too, and all that will remain, that has always remained, is the sand of the desert.Shelley begins by describing a shattered stone statue with only the legs and head remaining p ... by describing a shattered stone statue with only the legs and head remaining partially erect in the desert. The face of this statue is proud and arrogant, "Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose fr ...

(2 pages) 94 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Betrayal." A more personal essay about betrayal. Refers to Hamlet, WWII, and a famous quote.

efinition, betrayal can mean to be unfaithful, to deliver something to an enemy by treachery, or to desert a person in the time of need. Obviously, this can tell a person a couple of things. First of ... ur economy went up slightly and the Japanese were avenged...twice.My last example of betrayal is to desert a person in the time of need. I believe that this instance is best depicted in "Hamlet," a pl ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Truth from Plaro and the Nietzsche's perspectives.

ps us to understand the word "truth" most of the time. For instance, if someone saw an oasis in the desert, it is true that you have seen that oasis and it is also true that there is nothing in the de ... irecting towards the ideas that are nonchangable whereas the visible things are only poor copies.In desert example,from Platonic view, grasping sand is reaching the idea itself through education, wher ...

(6 pages) 122 0 1.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Short History of South Australia.

Aboriginal people living in 43 tribal groups.Aboriginal people had an encyclopedic knowledge of the desert and its resources. Almost every facet of their lives was governed by millennia of ritual and ...

(3 pages) 60 3 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Disagreements amongst jewish groups in the middle of the first century b.c.e.

and emphasized it the most of any other group. The Essenes, who were a group that withdrew into the desert to wait for the end of the world, also believed that sacrifices were very important but belie ...

(2 pages) 36 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The legal drinking age in the united states is too high and that statistics show that it creates more problems than hinder accidents.

the staff and were asked to leave the restaurant. "Why should we leave before I am finished eating desert?" I thought. Came out that, because the Fridays restaurant serves cocktail drinks after 8 pm ...

(9 pages) 255 3 4.1 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Personal strengths and weakness.

x months in Haiti. I assisted keeping the peace, or what little there was, for nearly a year in the desert between Egypt and Israel. I have migrated solo from Boston to San Diego and lived everywhere ...

(3 pages) 215 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Power of Prayer.

would climb up the side of a mountain and pray. Sometimes he would arise early and go out into the desert and pray. On other occasions, he went into a garden such as Gethsemane and prayed. But on the ... them away, he departed into a mountain to pray." A multitude of people had followed Jesus into the desert to hear his teaching. As the day drew toward its end, Jesus had the people to sit down: he fe ...

(12 pages) 106 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Summary of the Ancient World.

long existence could have been because of their isolation from the rest of the world. The unending desert surrounded it on three sides and the Isthmus Suez, the only entrance into Egypt, surrounded i ...

(13 pages) 160 1 2.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Feminism, quotes complied form various web pages, many from cromptons Australian Infopedia.

served while men wait. Men should be silent while they speak. They should be praised - even without desert. They should be courted - even when having neither wit nor beauty. They should be worshipped ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies