Essays Tagged: "Memoir"

Chance or Planning. Scientists and their lives. Mentiones Darwin, Watson, Crick, Franklin, and Wilkins

luck are also important and somewhat necessary factors. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin and the memoir, The Double Helix, written by James Watson, prove this assertion. Charles Darwin, James Watso ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Remeberings" by Pauline Wengeroff: Jewish Enlightenment in Russia.

In Pauline Wengeroff's memoir, Rememberings, we see the effects of the Jewish Enlightenment on Russian culture. In each reg ...

(5 pages) 51 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln. Details 60 years of life as a Jewish woman in the middle ages

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln provides an inside look into the life of a Jewish woman in the middle a ... e of a Jewish woman in the middle ages. The author of the book, Gluckel, probably never thought her memoir would last for generations, but there is a lot that can be discovered from this deeply person ... re is a lot that can be discovered from this deeply personal look into her life. Gluckel wrote this memoir to her children to detail the many events that occurred in her life. Her book covers a wide b ...

(5 pages) 59 0 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

BBP Depicted In Girl Inturrupted: This is a paper that compares the movie Girl Inturrupted to the actual symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

o years in a psychiatric hospital, McLean. Twenty-five years after her release she began to write a memoir about her stay. Once it was completed her memoir was converted into a movie called Girl Inter ...

(6 pages) 151 1 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Coping with poverty.

rcumstances they encountered involving their poverty-stricken families. Angela's Ashes is a genuine memoir by Frank McCourt and is in the view of Frank, who is growing up in a poor lifestyle. Stone An ...

(5 pages) 194 4 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Gary Soto's "The Pie"

wn confrontation with the inner conscience after committing an act that he considers sinful. In his memoir "The Pie", Soto achieves to warn his audience of obtaining sinful temporary pleasures at the ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Violence as a Main Attraction in" Fifth Business" by Robertson Davis.

Authors have many ways of making an uninteresting subject, like a memoir, into something that people will member and want to read again and again. Some of the ways au ...

(4 pages) 61 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston.

ou must not tell anyone... what I am going to tell you.'" (3) Is this not an ironic beginning for a memoir? When in fact, Maxine Hong Kingston, the author and narrator of The Woman Warrior, is doing t ... or of The Woman Warrior, is doing the exact opposite, and telling everyone. The use of voice in her memoirs is not present merely on a literal level, but also a figurative. The entire book is a means ...

(4 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

erback)The back cover and the last chapter's 25-page evaluation are the most gripping parts of this memoir, which without a doubt originated as an attention-grabbing idea but turned out to be an obvio ...

(3 pages) 213 1 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Color of Water".

h of a family. There is no better example of this than the McBride/Jordan family in James McBride's memoir The Color of Water. Every one of the children had a different skin color, half of them had a ... lth. McBride makes a wonderful commentary on family life by using these two examples throughout the memoir. In a sense, he shows that just as how a house must be built on a strongfoundation, so is a f ...

(5 pages) 121 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Goodbye to all that" By Robert Graves.

es that he wrote the novel to make "a lump of money" he also includedthe "ingredients" of a popular memoir, some of them including " people likereading about food and drink.murders.ghosts.kings and ot ... rld War 1. It gives us a great insight intothe war and I believe "it is a serious and important war memoir" asdescribed by Richard Graves.Bibliography1. "Goodbye to all that" Robert Graves2. "The Grea ...

(10 pages) 49 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".

in the time before and during World War II. I believe that you are expected to interpret this as a memoir of overcoming the odds. I believe that you are expected to regard the happenings of this book ...

(4 pages) 97 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on book "Nazi officer's wife".

Since the end of World War II there have been countless published memoirs by Holocaust survivors as well as those who witnessed the atrocities firsthand. "The Nazi Of ... se who witnessed the atrocities firsthand. "The Nazi Officer's Wife" by Edith Hahn Beer is one such memoir. While most of the available memoirs go into great detail on the trials and tribulations of J ... to a caterpillar. That night I learned to seek the shadows, to prefer silence." (157). Although the memoir focuses mainly on one person it could be said that the process taken to transform Edith into ...

(8 pages) 34 2 3.0 Nov/2003

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

Cultural diversity in america.

thodox ways of parenting her children were, often times, put in the face of adversity. In McBride's memoir, we see that cultural diversity is incorporated into his life by the many experiences he endu ... ember, yet they carry themselves with a giant measure of dignity, humility, and humor." We have his memoirs to prove it.

(4 pages) 216 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Mayra's "Leap of faith" Wasted by Mayra Hornbacher.

The book Wasted that was written by Mayra Hornbacher is a memoir that tells the story of the authors fight with years and years of dealing with the related di ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Critical Analysis of 'Angela's Ashes' by Frank McCourt.

uently returned to Limerick, Ireland, and is the main focal setting of this book, Angela's Ashes, a memoir of his childhood.McCourt returned to New York when he was nineteen, and managed to become a t ... hortly after, and went on to become an actor.When he retired from teaching, he decided to write his memoirs. Angela's Ashes was published in 1996, and has become an international bestseller, winning m ...

(11 pages) 80 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Creative Autobiography: A First Person Account Of Henry David Thoreau

May 5th, 1862My Account Through Better and WorseI write this memoir to provide a firsthand account on my life, free from the bias views of other authors. This ac ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Robinson Crusoe

. At the beginning of the novel, after Crusoe introduces himself, he establishes his narrative as a memoir of sorts, and we are told that he is looking through more experienced, wise eyes than when he ...

(9 pages) 96 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A reaction and summary to the book "Warriors Don't Cry", the book is about the intergration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957

grandmother and mother that she volunteered to integrate they began to fear for Melba's life. This memoir of Melba's diary and her mother's notes explain how she decided to integrate with eight other ...

(6 pages) 60 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Essence of Transcendentalism: Henry David Thoreau

hen he lived in a small cabin next to the Walden Pond in Massachusetts. He decided to write it as a memoir to his dead brother, John, who died of tetanus three years earlier. In the two years Thoreau ...

(2 pages) 81 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors