Essays Tagged: "Oxford"

William Faulkner

road. Faulkner's 'Yoknapatawpha County' is in reality Lafayette County, and 'Jefferson' is actually Oxford. The Faulkner family lived there since before the Civil War. This is where most of his storie ... ries. (American Writers; 54)Faulkner born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897. In 1902 they moved to Oxford ('Jefferson'), the seat of the University of Mississippi. His father, Murray C. Falkner, (the ...

(5 pages) 182 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Margaret Thatcher "Milk Snatcher"

-confidence and ambition ruled her life from the time she was a small child in Grantham, though her Oxford years and during her early years in politics. It led her to become the first female Prime Min ... rts. She attended good schools as a child and spent her years studying with the intent of attending Oxford. Margaret arrived at Oxford in the autumn of 1943. During her years here, Margaret worked in ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Robert hooke

re he lived, and probably worked, in the household of the headmaster Busby. In 1653 he continued to Oxford, again paying his way as a chorist and as a servitor, and in 1662 he obtained his MA degree.I ... in paying his way as a chorist and as a servitor, and in 1662 he obtained his MA degree.In Royalist Oxford, pressured under Puritan rule, Hooke was fortunate to secure the sponsorship and guidance of ...

(17 pages) 83 1 2.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Thomas Hobbes

He was already a good Latin and Greek scholar when, not yet fifteen, he was sent to Magdalen Hall, Oxford. On leaving Oxford, in 1608, he became companion to the eldest son of Lord Cavendish of Hardw ...

(14 pages) 245 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Once There Was a Child" I tried to communicate to my audience with a significant moral. A moral, which all children I think ought to observe.

d in a house located deep inside the woods, about eight miles to the nearest town, which was called Oxford. John's father worked in a car factory, his mother had died in a car accident three years ago ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Elitism in the UK university system.

at its universities up and down the country; notably the distinguished 'Oxbridge' institution, i.e. Oxford and Cambridge. Many ex-scholars from a wide range of academic backgrounds have gone on to ach ... er the university admissions system in English history was sparked off. This followed a decision by Oxford University to deny Laura Spence, a pupil at a comprehensive school in Tyne & Wear, a plac ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

This essay explores the effect that television (as a new media form) has on culture.

e 'system of producing onscreen images of distant objects and events by electromagnetic radiation' (Oxford, 1992:111) or as it's more commonly referred to as 'television', is the most widely used mass ...

(9 pages) 529 2 4.9 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Perspectives on fear and Aggression

tly the same thing. Fear is the 1. An unpleasant emotion caused by threat of danger, pain, or harm (Oxford 2002) anxiety, or anxiousness is 1.feeling of worry or unease (op. sit.). So similar are the ... ession, or aggression on ones own species. Aggression is hostile or violent behaviour or attitudes (Oxford, 2002). And it is the explosion of aggression, how it is expressed and its strange manifestat ...

(5 pages) 135 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Great Grammar Debate A study of grammar's place in the classroom

Grammar is often defined simply as "how words and their component parts combine to form sentences" (Oxford 2001). Unfortunately, the definition of grammar and the reality of its existence in our langu ...

(8 pages) 136 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Social Identity and Social Comparison in a Collegiate University System

legiate system of Durham University is unique to just three universities with in the UK: Cambridge, Oxford and Durham. In total there are 15 colleges at Durham University, 13 of which are in Durham ci ...

(18 pages) 190 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Double Helix by James Watson

st been in a meeting, "The Nature of Viral Multiplication" for a society of General Microbiology in Oxford. There was a speaker that was supposed to be at that conference named Luria, but two weeks be ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ode to the West Wind

arliament.Percy Bysshe Shelley was sent to be educated at Eton and then he continued his studies at Oxford. By that time he published two spy stories and a book of verse. At Oxford in the autumn of 18 ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Sustainable Food Production

INTRODUCTIONAccording to the Oxford Advanced Learners' English dictionary, sustainability means "keeping an effort going continuo ...

(5 pages) 74 2 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Thomas Hariot's report on Virginia

Thomas Hariot was said to have been born in Oxford. He was a mathematician who studied at St. Mary's Hall. After Hariot had achieved his degree ...

(3 pages) 19 1 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Character analysis of characters in the GREAT GATSBY. Includes quotes and in depth information. by MUNDEAZY

it for him when he left for the war, but married Tom Buchanan instead, while Gatsby was studying at Oxford after the war in an attempt to gain an education. From that moment on, Gatsby dedicated himse ...

(3 pages) 26 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Words are more powerful and treacherous than we think" J.P.Sartre.

guage which has meaning and is used with others to form sentences, promises, comands and messages" (Oxford Dicxtionary). Words carries a specific emotional charge. Words are studied through the whole ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Victim or villain? How is Shylock presented in 'The Merchant of Venice'?

k at Elizabethan attitudes towards Jews. The earliest documented presences of Jews were recorded in Oxford, during the year 1075. At that time, Jews and Christians were living in harmonious without st ...

(8 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What is motivation, during sport?

ficult to have motivation without purpose - that just tends to become hyperactivity or restlessness(Oxford Hypnotherapy)What are the goals, hopes and ambitions of a hockey player? Are these factors th ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

A summary of the symbolism in "The Old Man and The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

ss themselves indirectly on delicate or controversial matters. According to the definition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary, symbolism means the use of symbols to represen ...

(7 pages) 57 0 4.5 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Censorship? It doesn't affect me? Or I'm not into any of that stuff. Am I right?

According to the Oxford reference dictionary, censorship means the power to suppress parts of books, films, letters, ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues