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  • Great Story

    This is one of my favorite Poe stories. This is definitely a perspective that I had never considered before. It's been a while, but wasn't there a scene during the storm in which the narrator was reading to the sick man? Might his reaction to that also fit in your paper?I really like your essay. I hope to see more of your writing in the future!-Kat
    • 10/01/2003
    • 19:12:49
    • Score: 5 out of 5 people found this comment useful.
  • Brilliant

    Beautiful essay! I especially like the structure. You present the ideas clearly and without bias, thus giving readers the chance to decide for themselves what they do and do not agree with. Then, at the end of your paper you let them know how you feel about it. This means of self-reflection really adds to the paper as a whole. It shows a certain level of respect and discipline.Personally, I agree with you. Until a person can identify certain things they are not a complete person. I primarily agree with Rothman. There are many situations and circumstances and it is not right to say that all abortions are good or that all are evil. The circumstances of a woman whose pregnancy is the result of a raping is going to feel different from someone who may decide that they are just not ready for the commitment of having a child.I really enjoy reading your essays and look forward to seeing more in the future.-Kat
    • 08/01/2003
    • 00:08:14
    • Score: 42 out of 43 people found this comment useful.
  • Conclusion

    I began reading this essay and was immediately interested. Only last year was I involved in writing similar essays. In our class, we never looked at these differences.The first three paragraphs of this essay are wonderful. The introduction paves the way for an excellent arguement. I guess I was a little bit disappointed with the lack of personal annalysis. I could be wrong, but it appears as though you simply stated the facts. The forth paragraph would be a great place to expand and include analysis to answer why these two different forms of government were both so effective. Was it because of culture? A couple sentences would be nice.One last thing is that in the study of history I have found that the answers to most of history's most perplexing questions lie in economics. Economics are the drive for most political decisions, and it's always good to check what's going on economically during your time period.I think that this is a wonderful idea. I've already stated all of my suggestions, so I wish you good luck in the future.-Kat
    • 07/01/2003
    • 23:53:51
    • Score: 4 out of 4 people found this comment useful.
  • Hmmm....

    This really isn't the place for fiction about Britney Spears and Christina Aguileira, but it is a nice break from the mundane essay reading. I especially liked the comments by Mary-Kate and Ashley.
    • 07/01/2003
    • 00:03:37
    • Score: 15 out of 16 people found this comment useful.
  • History and psychology

    It's fascinating to see these results in several noted experiments. Now imagine back to large-scale situations in history. The biggest thing that comes to mind is slavery. I would be interested to see your views on the pyschological impact of slavery in the same context as the Stanford Experiment. I really like your essay and hope that you produce more insightful pieces like this one. Nicely done!-Kat
    • 06/01/2003
    • 23:46:04
    • Score: 4 out of 4 people found this comment useful.
  • Themes in the book

    This essay is definitely a response and not an essay. Other things that you might want to look at while you're reading this book are the following themes: preservation of innocence, falling and catching, hopeless situations.Holden is a pretty lonely guy, but he is content being alone. Ever since his little brother died of leukemia, Holden has made it a subconsious goal to preserve the innocence of others. You can tell this from the way that he treats Pheobe and his reaction to the various "fuck you"s he encounters in the story.Of catching and falling, falling refers to mentally losing your footing. Holden sort of slips as he realizes that things are not innocent. At first he will not accept that he cannont preserve the innocence of others, but ultimately Pheobe is able to catch him. In a way she saves him.Also realize what type of situations Holden puts himself in. He calls up girls in the middle of the night and wonders why he is rejected. He has a girl come to his hotel room even though he knows that he won't do anything with her. He goes on a date with an old ex that he cannot stand. He even hits on a guy at his school's mom on the train into the city. He then wonders why things don't turn out...I really enjoyed this book and hope that my comments will help to guide your reading a bit. I would strongly recommend this story to anyone with a little free time.-Kat
    • 06/01/2003
    • 22:57:08
    • Score: 5 out of 5 people found this comment useful.
  • Other parallels

    The Matrix was an excellent movie. It was successful in making people think things through. You obviously spent some considerable time thinking about it.If you analyze the movie from another perspective you notice the parallels with Christianity. Neo, "the one", is told that he will save them. He becomes the leader of the small group believing him to be "the one". He is betrayed and abandoned by one of those closest to him, like Judas in the Bible. He was killed by those persuing him. Trinity then says that she knows that he is "the one" because she would fall in love with a dead man and the man she loved would be "the one". He then raises from the dead and goes to defeat sin and opression.I think that the dazzling special effects and intriguing storyline are there to get this religious message out. Your analysis is another way that they are expressing hidden views through media.
    • 06/01/2003
    • 00:18:15
    • Score: 7 out of 7 people found this comment useful.
  • Suggestions

    There is a nice idea behind the essay, but grammatical errors and poor word choice detract from it. I would suggest that you have someone proofread your work before turning it in.Also, the opening/thesis paragraph was a bit unclear. The first few sentences did not relate to the thesis and seemed a mindless ramble.All-in-all, the essay is not bad. With a little more time invested, it could be better, and maybe then it could earn higher than a 74%.
    • 05/01/2003
    • 23:01:05
    • Score: 5 out of 5 people found this comment useful.