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Historical Films in Modern Times

Although historians might disagree about historical events in films, does this discredit historical films if the audience comes away with deeper emotions, feelings and understanding, as well as the devastation and affect of that event in history? Is Hollywood's job to tell the truth or to entertain, inform, and keep audiences in

An Image's Representation of the Titan Themis and her Relation to Humankind

Visit the image gallery at and other websites to find an image, such as a painting, sculpture, or architectural representation of a mythological divinity and give the title, the artist, the source you retrieved it from, and a brief description. What does the image represent from the myth it is based o

Why Do Physical Laws Not Apply to the Gods?

In many myths, the rules and physical laws do not seem to apply to the gods. For example, gods marry their siblings, fathers give birth through their foreheads, mothers swallow their children, and so on. From your readings, identify three other examples of improbable, fantasy, or make-believe elements gods enacted. Why are these

Must myths be literally true to be valuable?

Myths often explain the origins of evil, suffering, death, and what sustains life. Must myths be literally true to be valuable? Explain why or why not. "Tribal societies around the world have creation myths that teach their people how the world and all that is in the world came into existence. Most of these creation myths

Rhetorical Analysis of Mary Fisher's "Whisper of AIDS"

I selected a "Whisper of AIDS" by Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher is an artist, author, and political activist. She travels the world speaking on HIV in hopes to create awareness. I selected this speech because Mary Fisher used a public forum to put a new face on a growing epidemic. At the time she delivered her speech AIDS was thought

Szasz: Struggle for Definition and Life

What is it that this writer, Szasz, believes and what does he offer to persuade us to take his position? "The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoo

Expectations you have of a good book

Focus on one part of The Omnivore's Dilemma to review. In the supporting paragraphs of your review, you'll discuss common expectations and how well the chapters meet or surpass these expectations. What are some expectations you have of a good book?

Myths and Archetypes

How do myths and fables demonstrate the collective consciousness? What are common archetypes in such tales?

Editorial - School Prayer temptation

I am having a difficult time locating the claim, support, warrant, backing, rebuttal, and qualifier (please provide citations if possible). Thank you. URL

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."

This week's literary club plans to discuss symbolism in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." Assignment: Prepare yourself for a discussion with others. Explain what you think is the symbolic purpose of this story: for society. Choose one character from the story that seems to symbolize something special for you and explain why i

Creative Story Telling

What elements are needed in creative story telling? How does one go about brainstorming content and structure?

Obeying Authority Unconsciously

Consider all the ways that you unconsciously obey authority in your day-to-day life (e.g., following the speed limit, wearing shoes in a restaurant, etc.). What is the least obvious way that you practice obedience to authority? How does that obedience influence our life? Does it support or oppose Pepellashi's point?

The Underground Man

Do you think the Underground Man is insane or could he be highlighting some major problems with social construction theories and free will?

Guide to Instructional Writing

For a reader who has not done this before but who is at least generally familiar with the subject, describe thoroughly how to accomplish one task, probably a step of a larger task. This could be mechanical or kitchen-oriented or sporting or artistic; however, it will be important to narrow your choice to one significant action,

Short Story Analysis Using Various Literary Elements

Short story: "A rose For Emily" by William Faulkner Please include these in your analysis: - Introduction with thesis - Main points of your argument/literary analysis - Relevant quotations and citations from the texts - Conclusion Please choose three of the literary elements listed below: Plot; Characterization; Po

What it Means to Be Creative

Read Hayakawa's essay, "What it Means to Be Creative." What is Hayakawa's definition of what it means to be creative? Describe the strategies he uses to make the term clear to readers. Are they effective?

Plagiarism Definition

What is plagiarism, and how do you know it when you see it? Can you explain this to me with an example? Thanks.

Discuss a photograph that stands out to you

Surf on over to, the website for a Los Angeles photography gallery. Take your time, look around, and choose a photo that particularly stands out to you. Your task for this essay is to describe this process and this photograph, and then explain why you were attracted to it--all to a reader who presumably has not b

Article Critique: Masking Poor Communication

Article Critique: Masking Poor Communication Use the ProQuest online database to locate the article entitled, "Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication." Write about your thoughts on this article. Be sure also to address the following: 1. Have you ever had a miscommunication with someone close to you simpl

Analyzing an essay concept

Find an article from an essay that analyzes a concept. What is the writer's thesis? What are the major strategies he or she uses (such as narration, description, examples, etc.)? How does the writer support his or her thesis? I am a self learning student. If you explain this to me in at least one paragraph I would be very hap

Health and Exercise: Exercise

Take a concept (such as education, individuality, authority, crime, or art) and try to discover something new about it--something that somebody may not have thought of. Answer the following questions for me: What is it? What particular behaviors are associated with it? What responsibilities come with it? What hidden role does it

Summarizing Factors in your Health and Wellness

The Omnivore's Dilemma touches on several specific topics that are a part of our national dialogue on food: nutrition, dieting, and organic food. This dialogue underscores the bigger picture of our need to maintain good health and wellness to live a long life. Identify two or three factors that have made the greatest impact on y

Marketing Plan Contents

Your cousin wants to start his own business, but he has decided not to write a marketing plan because he thinks that preparing such a document would take too long. He says he doesn't need a formal proposal because he has already received funding from your uncle. Explain why it is important for him to write a plan anyway. What sh

Discussion of Writing and the Writing Process

Please assist in creating a personal writing assessment on some of the below questions. In terms of formatting for references, MLA style is needed. In the first part of your assessment, give a complete picture of how you go about writing. Describe the process you normally go through, using examples from recent writing experie

Heinrich Heine analysis

Heinrich Heine, "A Young Man Loves a Maiden" Analysis of the poem: --Speaker, listener, situation, any terms that need definition --Symbols and/or imagery and/or sound devices (alliteration, assonance) --Figurative language (personification, simile, metaphor, paradox, etc.)

suggestions for paraphrasing paragraphs

1. Source text: "What does the contemporary self want? The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge - broadband tipping the Web from text to image, social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider - the two cultures bet