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71: The House of Seven Gables
The House of Seven Gables “For, what other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!” This is quote taken from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The House of Seven Gables. This quote relates to the theme of the novel, which is the interpretation of both the past and the present. It is said that the past shapes the present, however the past and the present cannot exist simultaneously, which is what the Pyncheon’s try to accomplish. As a result, great pain and suffering is felt by the inhabitants of the house of seven gables. “For what other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!” These sentences emphasize the emptiness of the Pyncheon’s hearts and ...
72: Hiroshima (book Report)
... Dr. Fuji was sitting down the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital. Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a tailor s widow, stood by the window of her kitchen, watching a neighbor tear down his house. Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German priest, reclined in his underwear on a cot on the top floor of his order s mission house. Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, a young member of the surgical staff of the city s Red Cross Hospital, walked along in the halls carrying a blood specimen. Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, a pastor of the Hiroshima Methodist was carrying some of his possessions to a rich man s house in fear of the massive B-29 raid, which everyone expected Hiroshima to suffer. Reverend Mr. Tanimoto Mr. Tanimoto was a small man, quick to talk, laugh, and cry. His hair parted in the ...
73: Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved?
Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved? What was Watergate? "Watergate" is a term used to describe a complex web of political scandals occurring between 1972 and 1974. On January 20, 1969, Richard M. Nixon had become the thirty-seventh president of the United States. As Nixon entered the White House, he was “full of bitterness and anger about past defeats, and about years of perceived slights from others in the political establishment.” Nixon, a Republican, once stated that, “Washington is a city run primarily by ... the burglary. Charges were also pressed on G. George Liddy and E. Howard Hunt ; the “Watergate Seven” were sentenced by Judge John Sirica. Although Nixon was worried about the break-in, he advised the White House press secretary, Ron Ziegler, to dismiss the incident as “a third-rate burglary” (Cannon 107). In the years ensuing the invasion at the Watergate building, questions and controversy have surfaced consequent to whether or ...
74: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll
In the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Steveson used the architecture of Dr. Jekyll s house very intelligently. The house can be regarded to be parallel to Dr. Jekyll s double personality. Throughout the book, the house lends itself as a powerful prop, by which it is possible for Dr. Jekyll to use his house even when he is in the form of Mr. Hyde. The house, like Dr. Jekyll, has ...
75: Kate Chopins The Awakening
... of the things to Adele. She likes the freedom to express herself. Robert, followed by their children, interrupts the moment of intimacy between Edna and Adele. Adele asks Robert to walk her back to her house. Adele warns him that Edna might take his attentions seriously. Insulted, he asks why she should not take him seriously because he is not a mere passing amusement. She reminds him that he would not ... Her stubbornness irritates him. Neither direct orders nor tender entreaties can budge her, so he sits on the porch smoking cigars until just before dawn. Resigned, Edna gets up from the hammock and enters the house. She asks Leonce if he will be coming inside soon. He replies that he will once he finishes his cigar. Edna wakes in the early morning. The two lovers and the lady in black, with ... s return from the beach adds a sobering tone to Edna's series of "awakenings." She wants to lie in the hammock, enjoying her fanciful reveries, but he expects her to follow him inside the house. In many ways, Leonce functions as a "rude awakening" for Edna. When he returned from Klein's hotel earlier in the novel, she was reluctant to wake up to listen to him. In response, ...
76: Barbie Doll
No Name Woman vs. Barbie Doll: Battle of the Millennia Let's face it. Society is chock full of subtle, and not-so-subtle, demands to conform to the "norm", and going with the flow is a big part of life ... woman, and how she should look and act. A good pair of literary works that illustrate the conflict which I assume that all women encounter are "No Name Woman" by Maxine Hong Kingston and "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy. I say that I assume because, being male myself, I really have no idea what the female gender is all about. However, I'll see what I can do. When viewing the ... was an unforgivable sin, and with it came a hefty price. In the story which Kingston's mother told her, Kingston's aunt violated the social norms of the culture and suffered grave consequences. "Barbie Doll" shows the opposite end of the spectrum concerning choices made when confronted with an unfavored social norm. The poem was written in 1970s America, when the roles of women had begun to change drastically. ...
77: Fair Labor Act Of 1938
... a reporter's question, the President replied, "Something has to be done about the elimination of child labor and long hours and starvation wages." -FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Public Papers and Addresses, Vol. VNew York, Random House, 1936), pp. 624-25. Back to the drawing board Justice Roberts' "Big Switch" is an important event in American legal history. It is also a turning point in American social history, for it marked a ... which would determine, after public hearing and consideration of cost-of-living figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whether wages in particular industries were below subsistence levels. Perkins sent her draft to the White House where Thomas Corcoran and Benjamin Cohen, two trusted legal advisers of the President, with the Supreme Court in mind, added new provisions to the already lengthy measure. "Ben Cohen and I worked on the bill ... Hugo Black of Alabama, a champion of a 30-hour workweek, agreed to sponsor the Administration bill on this subject in the Senate, while Representative William P. Connery of Massachusetts introduced corresponding legislation in the House. The Black-Connery bill had wide Public support, and its path seemed smoothed by arrangements for a joint hearing by the labor committees of both Houses. Generally, the bill provided for a 40-cent- ...
78: The Fall Of The House Of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" main characters parallel the house that they inhabit. The two siblings, Roderick and Madeline Usher, that occupy the Usher house have both become very elusive, and mentally ill because of the house. The erosion of both the physical house ...
79: Publishers Clearing House Swee
Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes or Scam On January 28, 1999, Wisconsin Attorney General James Doyle filed a civil lawsuit against one of the largest sweepstakes promoters in the country, Publishers Clearing House for "allegedly making fraudulent representations" or using deceptive advertising. According to the complaint, "Publishers clearing house is charged with misrepresenting: ? that consumers have won or will win a large cash prize in the company's sweepstakes; ? that consumers will improve their chances of winning by purchasing merchandise from PCH; ? that ...
80: Creative Writing: "My House"
Creative Writing: "My House" by: Jeff As I approach the island on which my dream house awaits, I catch a quick glimpse of it. It is huge, and is the most noticeable building in the area. My private plane lands on the air strip next to the house. I get out of the plane and start my journey through a heavily wooded path leading to my dream house. I walk with anxiety toward the house at which I will spend the rest ...

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