Essays Tagged: "on the verge"

Harriet Beecher Stowe

y good 43/45Harriet Beecher Stowe The daughter of Lyman and Roxana Beecher, Harriet was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield Connecticut. There were eight children in the Beecher family and Harr ... of her life. Catherine was a big influence in Harriet's life. Catherine was a very smart person. In fact, she had an intellect beyond most people. She married a professor from Yale University w ...

(6 pages) 103 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Tribulations of Sharecrop farmers in the 1930's

as the poor living standards of tenant farmers of the south. Over the years much research has been done to find what areas of life made up for this low standard. The focus of this compilation of resea ... earch will be disease and poor housing.Presently, most people looking for a house want a clean environment in a well built home. From descriptions, tenant farmers might have had an upgrade to be able ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's and Desai's novels?

In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents tha ... , traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggl ... ustrates her point in Old Delhi.In the first part of 'Things Fall Apart', Achebe, portrays a traditional African culture, but one on the verge of change. Early in the novel you can see change is alrea ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Wizard of Oz

The film The Wizard of Oz is definitely about the concept of returning home. This is made clear throughout the film. Dorothy's entire time in Oz is spe ... 'I want to go home.'' This fits perfectly with the time, 1939, that The Wizard of Oz was produced. One reason was that due to the depression, many people were forced away from their homes and into ci ... t due to the depression, many people were forced away from their homes and into cities. Another reason was that America was on the verge of entering into another war, WWII, and the threat of having to ...

(7 pages) 140 1 4.2 Mar/1997

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

The reformation of the Roman Catholic Church

In a time where people no longer could trust the ethical system of the RomanCatholic Church there was much confusion and a grea ... there was much confusion and a great need for change. In that changethere also came a great attack on the Church that could truly be exemplified by men suchas Luther and Calvin. The resulting reform ... resulting reform that the many years of change brought was anew type of Christianity. What is so astonishing about the entire process of theReformation is how greatly it effected the nations of Europe ...

(4 pages) 298 2 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Long and short-term causes that contributed to the 1917 Russian Revolution

Long and short-term causes that contributed to the 1917 RevolutionBy early 1917, the existing order i ... -term causes that contributed to the 1917 RevolutionBy early 1917, the existing order in Russia was on the verge of collapse. The spark to the events that ended tsarist rule was ignited on the streets ... 1917. Driven by shortages of food and fuel, crowds of hungry citizens and striking workers began spontaneous rioting and demonstrations. The Rominov dynasty was to end after 304 years, bought down by ...

(10 pages) 191 0 1.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Paul is a Pansy: the use of flower imagery in Paul's Case by Willa Cather

When the average person reads "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather, they interpret a story about a depressed teenager who steals ... story about a depressed teenager who steals money, runs away to New York City, and commits suicide. On the surface there is little reasoning behind Paul's decisions. The reader cannot fully understand ... here is little reasoning behind Paul's decisions. The reader cannot fully understand Paul's motivation until the story is considered on a deeper level. Upon further observation, Cather creates numerou ...

(4 pages) 141 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The last four pages of Kafka's "Metamorphosis"

ur"The last four pages of Kafka's short story the "Metamorphosis" at a brief and sudden glance seem only to relate to the changes in the members of the family brought about due to the changes in Grego ... death and has changed for better or worse. The family members try to withdraw from him, trying to contain the damage, but in the process begins to change their own life stories as well--Gregor's fath ...

(2 pages) 47 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

1919 World Series, Chicago Blacksox Scandal.

Sox had the best record in baseball. The White Sox players were the cream of the crop. The team was on the verge of winning the World Series. This fairytale didn't end with the White Sox winning the W ... winning the World Series, it ended in embarrassment and disaster for the players and the organization. The 1919 Chicago White Sox were the dominant team in the American League. The players were the ...

(3 pages) 102 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"To Play or Not to Play... God?" This is a satirical essay that argues against using genetics to create human beings (through cloning, etc).

y or Not to Play... God?By: Carly PitneyIt is now the twenty-first century and humanity has come a long way from Galileo's telescope and Newton's Law of Gravity. We have made enormous leaps and bounds ... fic fields, especially genetics. We have split the atom; discovered the gene that causes leprosy; cloned animals; created a real cowboy, a half human, half cow foetus; and are now on the verge of 'imp ...

(3 pages) 126 2 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was born on the eleventh day of November 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the gr ... in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the grandson of the first licensed architect in Indiana, and the son of a wealthy architect. The Great Depression, however, left Vonnegut's father out of work and the ... t. The Great Depression, however, left Vonnegut's father out of work and the wealth of the family soon diminished. It was at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis that Vonnegut gained his first writi ...

(6 pages) 42 0 3.7 Apr/2003

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

Canada at War: 1914-1918

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, the United Kingdom joined the fight. As a British Colony, Canada was automatically also at war. By the end of the war, Canada had changed greatly; Canadi ... s automatically also at war. By the end of the war, Canada had changed greatly; Canadians had been conscripted from Vancouver to St. John's; Quebec was on the verge of separating; agricultural and ind ...

(6 pages) 52 0 4.0 May/2003

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

Earth vs. Mars

rs: The Two Planets Weigh InMars is the most Earth-like other world known, and with the two planets on the verge of their closest approach in recorded history (Aug. 27), it's time for the planets to w ... in. In this tale of the tape, we present the most pertinent and interesting facts that compare and contrast the two very different worlds. Earth MarsDiameter About 7,926 miles ( ...

(2 pages) 69 2 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Escape

bagan to rain a tremendous amout. The trees2.began3.to sway back and forth. The storm became so strong it blew power lines down. While the heavy4.rain continued, thunder and lighning had came about a ... r. It began to come down like buckets of water. While the jail cells6.started to fill up, the locks on the jail cells came unlocked. The inmates all escaped, then acting on leaving7.had possibly been ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Nuclear Powered Submarines in the Post-ColdWar Era

There is only so much to say about the role of nuclear-powered submarinesin the post-Cold War era. During the ... ar-powered submarinesin the post-Cold War era. During the Cold War they seemed to be all the rage among American and Soviet Union governments. The two countries were both continually making more nucle ... tinually making more nuclear weapons and were afraid of attack from the other country. The competition between the United States and the Soviet Union caused great threat to both sides and in turn this ...

(2 pages) 32 1 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

How far was Hitler responsible for the triumph of the Nazis in coming to power in March 1933?

The 23rd of March 1933, and the Reichstag was on the verge of passing the Enabling Act, which would effectively surrender its political powers to ... y surrender its political powers to the Nazi dominated cabinet and Hitler. The Centre Party and National People's party capitulated, voting for the bill and thereby destroying the Weimar republic. The ... e bill and thereby destroying the Weimar republic. The eighty-one Communist deputies were 'absent', on account of being imprisoned, assassinated, forced into hiding or exiled. Some of the Socialists h ...

(11 pages) 54 2 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Why couldn't the regime of Nicholas II reform itself in the years between 1905-1917?

By early 1917, the existing order in Russia was on the verge of collapse. The defeat by Japan in the Russo-Japanese War, the 1905 and 1917 revolutio ... rs which resulted in the regime of the Tsar, Nicholas II, being unable to reform itself and the nation between 1905 and 1917. Other external and internal pressures on the Russian government, such as t ... ternal pressures on the Russian government, such as the Balkan crisis of 1908-1909, the growing discontent of the Russian people with the Tsar's government and the failing economy also contributed. Ad ...

(8 pages) 60 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Body shop

Strategy Field ProjectThe Body ShopEXECUTIVE SUMMARYToday "The Body Shop" is one of the best and well-known brands available in the Cosmetics industry especially in the natural ... n 4 markets; Americas, Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia.The company is into the industry that is on the verge of maturing though it throws the opportunity to expand the horizon into fast growing ma ... apidly. The company has deep pockets and has a visible brand image that can help it to establish strong presence in these markets.The company uses differentiation strategy with regional self-contained ...

(62 pages) 1982 2 3.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Clothing, Footwear and Cosmetics

"Powder," by Tobias Wolff (English 1302) Literature:Short Story

recalling his memory of a specific ski trip taken with his father, at a time when his parent's were on the verge of divorce. He recounts the day with vivid detail, telling us the reasons why his paren ... nts divorce was imminent, but also how much he loves his father despite his faults. The boy conveys his controlling behavior to the point of numbering his clothes to ensure rotation, and asking ...

(2 pages) 27323 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

Catcher in the Rye, strives to protect children from the world, and maintain their innocence. Being on the verge of becoming an adult, Holden has lost his own innocence when he learned about the darke ... ourse with a prostitute, Holden backs out at the last minute. He doesn't realize it, but Holden subconsciously wants to keep his virginity. He feels uncomfortable with Sunny because he is uncomfortabl ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American