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Pulp Fiction Essay

989 words - 4 pages Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece crime drama, Pulp Fiction, truly is an amazing film. Like its namesake, the pulp magazines of the 50's, Pulp Fiction is graphic and violent, but it's much, much more than that. Tarantino beautifully weaves together three equally important, interconnected stories in telling this film, and it is excellent in countless ways.First of all, this is all made possible by the acting expertise of John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, and Bruce Willis. Overall, I thought this was one of the best-acted films I've ever seen, and not just VIEW DOCUMENT
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Pulp Fiction - JOURNEY AND REDEMPTION

1377 words - 6 pages Ian Burke 9-23-96JOURNEY AND REDEMPTIONPulp Fiction StylePulp Fiction is like boot camp for the Marines. You come into it from your civilized life, they subject you to violent language until you're numb, they abuse you verbally and physically until all of your normal feelings and values are reduced to dust. Leaving you aware that you have changed, and able to describe the change, you find yourself questioning the person you were previously. First thing you know you're saluting. This story is a cleverly disorienting journey through a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity, and vibrant local color. Nothing is predictable or familiar within this irresistibly bizarre world. You do not merely VIEW DOCUMENT
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Comparison Of 2 Crime Fiction Novels

1536 words - 7 pages Crime fiction has somewhat generic themes and characters. With specific reference to The Broken Shore and The Murders of the Rue Morgue compare and contrast the themes and characters found in the texts.Like many murder mystery and crime fiction stories, the Broken Shore and The Murders of the Rue Morgue portrays the tales, plots and themes in a complex and appealing way. Just like most basic crime fiction story, the author shows the distinctive features and variation of each essential character in the stories. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the early writers of short-stories and "locked room mystery" detective fiction genre although Peter Temple is a more recent Australian crime fiction writer VIEW DOCUMENT
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An Essay About The Science Fiction Film Genre

1939 words - 8 pages Science Fiction Film: An OverviewThe science fiction film genre has been around almost as long as movies have, but like the cinema it is still a fairly young art form. This genre came into existence shortly after the invention of the movie camera in 1888 and has endured for over one-hundred years. Science fiction is adaptive; it changes with the times and this trend can be seen in its incorporation of other genres, cultural history and technology. This essay will attempt to define the genre, chronicle the history and evolution, and explore its relation to technology. This is in general and in the cinema.When discussing the science fiction film genre a problem occurs. The distinction between VIEW DOCUMENT
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Three Qualities Of Southern Fiction In "Everything That Rises Must Converge"

1080 words - 5 pages Three Qualities of Southern Fiction in "Everything That Rises Must Converge." Nigger! A harsh word often heard years ago. It was what African Americans were labeled as. Whether they liked it or not, they were known as, "niggers". Their feelings did not matter to the white people and nor did their beliefs. There only purpose was to make money for whites and show that a white person was wealthy and maybe even powerful. But blacks could only stand this treatment for so long until one day they started taking a stand. It was a slow process for blacks to gain their freedom and they endured many cruel punishments to reach the triumph of freedom. Flannery O'Connor takes us into these harsh times VIEW DOCUMENT
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Life, Intercepted - A Flash Fiction Written In Honors English.. Teacher Loved It

544 words - 3 pages Life, Intercepted"Nothing's real in 7th grade," I was reminded over and over again, but for once in my life, something was.I had finally finished the poem's tenth draft, each version coming closer and closer to describing the insatiable emotions within me. At the age of 13, attempting to squeeze an infatuation with a girl I knew merely from a distance on a single piece of paper was more than a challenge. There was no reason in particular why I loved this particular girl, I simply knew that she was my soul mate. When I was to work up enough courage, I would pass the poem to her in our seventh grade homeroom, and that day was today.Sitting perfectly still at my desk, I felt the grip on the VIEW DOCUMENT
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The English Novel Essay

270 words - 2 pages English literature reached its peak during three distinct periods: 1740-1770, 1840-1890, and 1905-1930. The 1740-1770 group of novelists is comprised of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and Tobias Smollett. Each of these writers was especially distinct and unique. Having a tremendous reputation during his time, Richardson had a "great deal of influence on the development of fiction" (Priestly) by writing a book of letters. "A very different type of man," (Priestly) Fielding detested all of Richardson's works, writing instead about the ills of society. Sterne's reputation has a different account. His unique style consisted of cutting out all the needless information about VIEW DOCUMENT
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HSC Mod B Speech Intros

467 words - 2 pages go.Geraldine BrooksGeraldine Brook's lecture "a home in fiction" reflects upon the pleasures of fiction and its importance in our lives. She uses her experience as a foreign correspondent to explain how she graduated from being a journalist unto her role of fiction writesThe tone is reflected as she begins her speech with a personal anecdote about math's lecture that she attended. She was immediately transfixed on the terror of the lecture describing it 'like poetry". She then embellishes the idea with a series of metaphors describing her responses to the math's lecture as 'a sudden brief shaft of light". This suggests the revelation she felt when she caught a glimpse of the beauty of mathematics VIEW DOCUMENT
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Godzilla Essay

534 words - 3 pages . Godzilla is such iconic staple that Brazil, Australia, France, United Kingdom, Japan, and New Zealand all have official Facebook sites in accordance to this film. The sixty year on screen history proves that many see Godzilla as a pop culture icon.This movie has a large room for appeal. Due to the history, people from Japan as well as the older generation appreciate the action and new stories that unfold as they see Godzilla evolve though time. Godzilla draws the average male from child to adult and science fiction lovers from all around the world. This type of movie does not appeal to young girls and non-science fiction fanatics, due to the average girl's interest being more focused on VIEW DOCUMENT
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What You Want To Do In 15 Years?

1123 words - 5 pages author n. (ôth-au-r) -One who practices writing as a profession.15 years is a long time and especially so for one who has not lived that long yet. Today teens like me are expected to know what they want do later in life. Maybe if it were not the twenty first century I could be imaginative but that would be childish (In case you didn't know this is a CHILDRENS essay competition). However after a decade and a half I would like to be in a profession that is considered neither here nor there in terms of childishness. I would like to become a fiction writer. A fiction writer is a person who invents stories, a non-fiction writer is a person who has had the experience he has written about VIEW DOCUMENT
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"Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton

446 words - 2 pages Michael Crichton, in his outstandingly exciting science fiction novel, Jurassic Park, has put together a suspenseful, compelling, riveting, frightening, realistic, thrilling, and scientifically informative world, combining sophisticated biotechnology with prehistoric legend, blending the past, present, and the future, and a terrifying nightmares of science run wild, packed with humans and genetically engineered dinosaurs, including mesmerizing, fast paced action. It is a world where the reader where the reader decides what is happening in the book. If the reader enjoys fast-paced science fiction, the reader will certainly enjoy the fascinating world of Jurassic Park. All of the different VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Hunger Artist

854 words - 4 pages Fictional stories are some of the most creative and provocative writings found throughout the literary world. Authors conjure up worlds of make believe or tell the reader tales that takes the mind on a journey. In the analysis of these writings of fiction, one can find, although not always with ease, six central elements. Each of these elements helps develop the story and make it a complete work. To remove any of these items from a fictional tale would lessen the value and richness of the story told. In Franz Kafka's work, "A Hunger Artist," you can see examples of these integral elements of fiction: setting, character, point of view, plot, theme, and symbol.First, Kafka introduces us to VIEW DOCUMENT
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Accouting

325 words - 2 pages (suchas any pulp fiction novel - you've read the story somewhere before but you areon holiday so it is either this or the guide book).The third type of book is a rare breed indeed. This is the book you read andthen read and then read some more. It is the type of book that you miss thingsfor. If you like computers and want to know more about them, about the history,and about the most important figure in this industry, then this is definitely"the third type of book."The book that I was able to read was Gates by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews.It was about how VIEW DOCUMENT
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This Is Spinal Tap Vs Hard Core Logo

1983 words - 8 pages Many of the genre characteristics of the documentary, whether intentionally or not, serve to reassure the viewer that the people and actions depicted are true and sincere. When a documentary strays from certain conventions, viewers question the actuality of the content. Such is the case in Godboutís The Fate of America, where the heavy staging and scripting cause the viewer to question the validity of the filmmakerís ëchanceí meeting of RenÈ Dubois. However, when a fiction film adopts the genre conventions of a documentary, the reverse occurs. Whereas the viewer of a documentary may question whether the supposed non-fiction is actually fiction, the viewer of VIEW DOCUMENT
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Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" The Cautionary Tale Of The Monster Who Killed Morality: The Tale Of Frankenstein And The Technology Of Today

618 words - 3 pages Because science fiction often prophesizes reality, Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" can serve as a warning for all humanity. What appears to be science fiction is essentially science in action. This tale represents and almost foreshadows the romantic disillusionment society has in regards to technology and the conflict between scientific creation and nature. This film skillfully offers a warning - be aware of unintended consequences of scientific advances.Technology is a fortunate thing. It has made human life longer, easier, more productive and to some degree even more meaningful but "because of its lengthy, intimate and inevitable relationship with culture, technology does not invite a close VIEW DOCUMENT
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UNWIND

587 words - 3 pages , the child got to leave at least 13 years of their life, and those in need of a transplant get what they need.The most common action in Unwind is violence. Many people argue that the violence is too intense for young readers and it may influence them. But most of the readers are between the ages of 15 and 18 meaning they know right from wrong and the difference from fantasy and reality. The violence is included to simply make a point. It's acceptable in an action packed book and in the science fiction genre.For being portrayed negatively, many adults dislike this book and would choose to put on the firemen's book burn list. The parents willing send their children away on a whim, and very few VIEW DOCUMENT
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Lust

1308 words - 6 pages LustLust is a story written about passion, youthful mistakes, regret and pain. The story is written about a girl who is extremely promiscuous. The main character is reflecting on her past when she may be around fourteen years of age. The assumption is made that she sleeps around with a lot of different guys in hopes of finding something special. Susan Minot writes this story in an approach that shows the mistakes that the girl made in her past and the repercussions she has to face mentally. The story uses four key elements of fiction to show the personality of the girl. The elements, character, point of view, style and theme, attempt to explain why she did the things Minot are describing VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Scarlet Letter

397 words - 2 pages This semester we were assigned to read a historical fiction book of our choice, after much deliberation I chose The Scarlet Letter. At first I was apprehensive at the quality of this novel and in my opinion I was right. However this book review is not a matter of opinion. Its purpose is to tell a little about the story in order to let the readers form their own opinion.It all starts in Boston when Hester Prynne, a beautiful young woman was accused of adultery. For punishment she was forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" on her bosom for the rest of her life. After that she and her child moved to the outskirts of Boston into an abandoned shack. To support her and her infant, Pearl, she took up VIEW DOCUMENT
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Terror in the Vatican

504 words - 3 pages Vatican is leveled, literally.Illuminati was a brotherhood formed by Galileo for promoting science, but it seems that they murdered the Italian physicist, Leonardo Vetra and stole his discovery, antimatter. As Langdon and Vittoria discover, the Illuminati have turned the antimatter into a bomb, and hid it under the Vatican City. The pressure builds as Langdon and Vittoria try to stop the bomb from being activated. Angels & Demons is filled with twists and many details. This book has a little bit of everything from wild assassins to kidnapped Cardinals, one of which may be the next Pope. Part science fiction, part mystery, Angels & Demons is very hard to put VIEW DOCUMENT
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Hamlet: Many Interpretations

514 words - 3 pages Enjoy, I busted my ass for this one. Best of classHamlet: Many InterpretationsAlthough many students of Shakespeare believe that Hamlet,among all the plays in the Shakespearean canon, best reflects theuniversality of the poet-dramatist's genius, it remains an enigmatical work,what has been called a "grand poetical puzzle." no artist can control theuse to which his insights are put by posterity, and this dictum is especiallytrue of Shakespeare, whose Hamlet has caused more discussion than anyother character in fiction, dramatic or non-dramatic.Many readers have been disturbed by the two Hamlet's in the play:one, the sensitive young intellectual and idealist, the "sweet prince" whoexpresses VIEW DOCUMENT
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Friedrich Engels and Upton Sinclair: Chicago and Manchester

456 words - 2 pages personal account and allows the reader to become involved in what he has to say. While Engels information about problems, unfair working and housing conditions, was extremely important to expose and truthful, his non-fiction style of writing was one that did not capture and keep one interested.References Edmondson, Brad. Return of the Jungle. American Demographics; March 1993. Vol. 15 Iss. 3, p 2.LeGates, Richard T. and Frederic Stout. The City Reader. New York: Routledge, 2005. VIEW DOCUMENT
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"Nanook of the North"

395 words - 2 pages ignored there shouts so that he could capture them taking the walrus in the "old way." Furthermore, the clothes that we see Nanook and the others wearing were not really representative of what the Inuit people would be wearing at the time; they were more representative of the clothing from the days gone past. By 1921 Inuit people were incorporating clothing from the south, guns, and southern buildings/shelters into their lives. Flaherty describes his intentions with the film as trying to capture and document a vanishing way of life before it was too late. What do you think of all this? Do all of Flaherty's creative choices undermine the authenticity of the film? Do they make it less true? Or, perhaps, do they work to preserve the truth of a vanishing time, as Flaherty describes, before it is gone altogether? Truth or fiction? VIEW DOCUMENT
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Literature

492 words - 2 pages For as long as I can remember, I've loved to read: short stories, fiction, nonfiction sometimes, even philosophy if nothing else were available. This term I've been given more reading assignments than I can ever remember having to deal with. This term has been extra special because we studied no less than three types of literature: short stories, poetry, and drama.While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages. This term I learned that even though a short story may be only a few pages long, there are chapters of interpretation, ambiguity, and symbolism to understand. In "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, I found a story teeming with so much symbolism VIEW DOCUMENT
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The A To Z Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

447 words - 2 pages The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers The book The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is non-fiction a book by Harold Schechter and David Everitt. It had stories and information about serial killers from the sixteenth century all the way up to just 2 years ago. The authors did a great job explaining how psychologist's believe normal people can become savage people called serial killers. A serial killer is a person that purposely murders a multiple of people and as the authors describe, there have been hundreds of these men and woman throughout the years and throughout the world. Within the book, there are factual stories about each known serial killer. Each story gives VIEW DOCUMENT
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Tone Analysis Of The Tale Of Two Cities

549 words - 3 pages of the ones that have done no wrong. The people want to take out all their rage on some of the individuals who are cherished by others. Dickens' shows the reader with immense details the pain the revolution causes with his diction.Tale of Two Cities has been read by millions of people and the story will continuously be read as time goes on. Dickens' use of diction and symbolism keeps the reader's attention and supplies them with a factual yet fiction story of love, hate, and tyranny. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Summer Reading

1708 words - 7 pages and is also a Newberry Award winning book. If I had to recommend any book this would be one of my top picks to recommend. I am also very excited to read the sequel to The Giver: Gathering Blue.Another book I read over the summer is Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book was recommended by my mom. The whole set up of the story is about a civilization that allows couples only two children. The story follows a third child named Luke who must stay in hiding for his whole life. Luke feels lonely not knowing anybody but his family. Luke sets out to find other "shadow children" as they call them. This book is futuristic fiction. I thought the book was pretty good. It was an odd way VIEW DOCUMENT
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Literary Connections: New Moon by Stephanie Meyers

475 words - 2 pages gorgeous vampire, but if one looks beyond the science fiction, they can see the beauty and intensity of young love. I find myself in the same teenage boy craze. Though I have not met the love of my life, I understand what it is like to spend time thinking about a particular boy. In the same way she wants her boyfriend to turn her into a vampire, teenage girls want guys to turn them into their girlfriends. The universal concept of young love is definitely portrayed through Bella and Edward; therefore, this allows me to put myself into Bella’s shoes and to live her life as I read the book.All in all, as I read this literary work of genius, I found myself laughing, crying, and smiling with Bella. The fact that she is so universal made this book more enjoyable, because it allowed me to put myself into Bella’s shoes. She helped me realize that I am not alone in these harsh, yet enjoyable, years of my life. Bella Swan certainly opened my eyes to the beauty of life and its processes.Based on New Moon by Stephanie Meyers VIEW DOCUMENT
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Mari Evans

386 words - 2 pages Black Woman, which brought her attention from all communities and an award for the most distinguished book of poetry. In addition to poetry she has written plays, essays, and short fiction storied. From 1968 to 1973 she was the producer, director and writer for the television program "The Black Experience" which was showed in Indianapolis, Indiana. She choreographed versions of two of her plays, A Hand Is on the Gate and Walk Together Children, which have had successful off-Broadway runs. She has written many books for children such as, Look At Me! (1974), Singing Black (1976), and Jim Flying High (1979). From 1950 to 1980 she edited an anthology called, Black Women Writers. Mari VIEW DOCUMENT
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Global Warming

576 words - 3 pages scientists have collected evidence on global warming for over fifty years. In spite of the evidence, the public generally lives in the dark, constantly wondering if global warming is fact or fiction. Global warming is the increase in the Earth's temperature caused by increased emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (1). The greenhouse gases, including CO2, form a blanket in the Earth's atmosphere that traps heat and causes global temperatures to increase (1). This theory of global warming was first offered by a Swedish chemist named Svante Arrhenius in 1896 (2). Arrhenius estimated that "doubling the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would raise the mean global temperature by VIEW DOCUMENT
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Alice Walker "In Search Of Our Mother's Gardens"

772 words - 4 pages their humble achievements are art nonetheless.Black American women are now in position to relate to each other as women and as artists, with the image of, "Virginia Woolf, in her book A Room of One's Own, wrote that in order for a woman to write fiction she must have two things, certainly: a room of her own (with lock and key) and enough money to support herself." (Walker 2432) There is a portrayal that female space either confines women and stifles their creativity or enables them to express their artistic impulses. Walker's mother's flower garden is this type of space as well, and is similar to the image of the closed gates in Walkers Paraphrase of Okot p'Bitek's poem."O, my clanswomenLet VIEW DOCUMENT
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Note Taking

1097 words - 5 pages available, spot errors- The teacher-librarian and librarian: most informed expert, consults for available resources, search strategies, hands-on training using technology- Other school-based sources: IT technicians, laboratory assistants, teachers in related subject area- Community: locate people through library, newspapers, television, radio, Yellow Pages, Internet. The sources can be government departments or agencies, clubs, associations, service groups, interest/pressure groups, educational institutions (schools, libraries, museums, archives)Multimedia Sources- Print: books (fiction/non-fiction); handbooks, journals; general and specific topic studies; specialized reference materials VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Biography Of George Lucas

984 words - 4 pages science fiction story that he reworked as his feature-directing debut in 1971. The film was produced by American Zoetrope. In 1971, Lucas formed his own film company, Lucasfilm Ltd., in San Rafael, California. With the backing of American film producer Francis Ford Coppola, Lucas then made American Graffiti which returned $50 for every dollar spent on production and distribution, a staggering ration in the movie business. The film is considered one of the biggest successes of low-budget film making. It made George Lucas a millionaire before the age of thirty. It also launched the film careers of Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Harrison Ford. The film won the Golden globe, the New York Film VIEW DOCUMENT
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Ways To Increase College Bookstore Sales

1028 words - 5 pages , and candy and snacks. Also, although the bookstore does carry a selection of paperback books, the selection is small and limited. Of those carried, categories of science fiction, best-sellers, and other non-fiction are less than that of the competition. Of those surveyed, the lowest scoring service issue is that of the selection of merchanidise.INSIGNIA CLOTHINGKaren Sweeney, a manager for three of her eight years of employment at the bookstore, feels insignia clothing and merchandise is a lucrative market that should be tapped into. According to the information obtained in my independent observation and the surveys, sweatshirts, T-shirts, and shorts with campus logos are desired products and VIEW DOCUMENT
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2 Different Stories By Poe," Masque Of Red Death" & "Fall Of Usher House"

838 words - 4 pages Although The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher are written in different view points, the fact that each method works well for each story is true because third-person helps to better oversee all the events taking place, first-person gives a heightened sense of intensity, and if each stories' view point was switched then the two stories would not be the timeless classics that they are today.The Masque of the Red Death, written by Edgar Allen Poe in the third-person point of view, is a horror fiction story where a prosperous and flashy king decides to keep his friends and family inside his of abbey in order to protect them from a Tuberculosis outbreak. The setting is VIEW DOCUMENT
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FoxMeyer Drug Company Case

818 words - 4 pages . It is just that Space Odyssey 2001 is Science Fiction – born out of the imagination of Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. In FoxMeyer’s case, it is sad but true.It is also worth mentioning that FoxMeyer’s rival in the 1990’s McKesson hired SAP’s services for the same ERP package and McKesson did not go bankrupt in the process.After its collapse, a former FoxMeyer executive admitted that what hastened the collapse of the company was a combination of four elements – FoxMeyer entered contracts that weren’t feasible; a ridiculous pricing structure; an overzealous sales strategy; and that it believed its own projections VIEW DOCUMENT
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Fate And The Hero In Oedipus Rex

1026 words - 5 pages of Oedipus, we find out that, in spite of natural enormity of character in one vital respect he is the exact reverse of Aristotle's ideal man. He has no obvious image which allows him to look at every side of a matter and also to see all things in due viewpoint and also neither he had the calm astuteness which is for all time was the master of his obsession.In the book Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia drama casebooks by Sophocles has been included, this book basically reflects a balance of classic works along with contemporary and non-Western authors. Writer's Perspectives sections give comments on the skill of writing and revising from VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Comparative Study Of The Concept Of Dystopia In Brian Aldiss' Short Story "Super Toys Last All Summer Long" And Its Cinematographic Adaptation, Artificial Intelligence

2385 words - 10 pages good knowledge of the concept of dystopia, a careful examination of its applications in this particular story, and a general overview of the human/machine relationships.Dystopia is a word meaning: "1: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives 2: ANTI-UTOPIA" . This concept has shaped the whole genre ofscience fiction, and can be found at varying degrees in a myriad of different applications.Typically, a dystopia focuses on one or more elements symptomatic of the greater dangers in store for mankind, whether they be an extreme environmental pollution, overpopulation issues, rising violence and crime activity in cities, large and coldly inhuman bureaucratic VIEW DOCUMENT
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Marketing Tools

1544 words - 7 pages . Most often this search information is obtained using a drop down box with predetermine search categories. Additionally, companies organize books by categories such as fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, children, home improvement, cookbooks and romance. The second type of marketing strategy is customer-based marketing. In this scenario, the company creates a more flexible web site that customer can customize to fit its individual needs. To be effective, the company will identify common characteristics among its various customer groups and create a website that caters to those needs (Schneider, 2004).Books-A-MillionThe Books-A-Million website is an example of a product based marketing strategy VIEW DOCUMENT
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Moulin Rogue Movie review

547 words - 3 pages Moulin RogueMovie ReviewBaz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is a story of love and passion. The main slogan being "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return". He had mixed fiction with fact, love with hate and death with desire. Capturing the history of the Moulin rouge between 1899 and 1900 but with a modern twist. He has created characters and used some characters that actually worked at the Moulin Rogue such as Harold Ziddler and the Duke.Nicole Kidman proves to the world she isn't just an actress and a pretty face but a singer too and together with Ewan McGregor they create a musical masterpiece. Including songs from, the sound of music ("The hills are alive VIEW DOCUMENT
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History Meets Imagination: "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote

544 words - 3 pages or "four hundred" (Capote, In Cold Blood 32). As Capote practices the tactic of simultaneity, he transitions from a scene of the Clutters to the murderers a couple times. This definitely fools around with the readers' minds causing confusion and the need to find out more about the situation. Compared to just nonfiction books where the story is usually informative and straight-forward, Capote "beats around the bush" magnifying the incident to seem much more suspenseful and original.This new expression of a non-fiction novel is clearly demonstrated in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood". Capote gives all the details and facts like a nonfiction story would present and with that, he gives the narrative a hint of creativity portraying the story unlike any journalist or reporter. The combination of historical research and creative input establishes the nonfiction novel ambiance. VIEW DOCUMENT
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A Critique Of D.H.Lawrence's "State Of Funk"

2015 words - 9 pages Often censured for his emphasis on sex, his stereotyped female characters, and his frequently-blatant sexism, Lawrence remains one of the important figures in British literary modernism. Also a poet and essayist, Lawrence's greatest influence is fiction. His use of topographical detail to evoke a sense of precise locale was especially attractive to American writers like Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson. In addition to his attention to surfaces as a way to delineate place, Lawrence's determination to discover new and vital methods to evoke a clear psychological attitude has profoundly affected the development of prose fiction in this century. Based on The State of Funk, the following will VIEW DOCUMENT
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I know this much is true" by Wally Lamb

544 words - 3 pages I Know This Much Is TrueThis novel begins with a paranoid schizophrenic man's sacrificial amputation on behalf of God and peace. This well-crafted, character-driven novel maintains that edgy discomfort throughout. This isn't escapist fiction; it's better, drawing you into a convoluted web of twins, fatherhood, love and mental instability, it demanding emotional involvement.The story revolves around Dominick Birdsey, the sane twin responsible for his schizophrenic mirror image, Tomas. The author, Wally Lamb, creates Dominick with such complexity and so much baggage that he's not entirely easy to like. I could sympathize with his challenges, having dealt with mentally ill siblings myself, but VIEW DOCUMENT
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Analysis of a short story "To Hell with Dying" by Walker

529 words - 3 pages is physically and personally. She tells why Mr. Sweet needs the love from this good family and how he gets that love because of his loneliness and sad life. Through the narrator, Walker implies that death is something that we all will have to go through in our lives but the power of love can give strength to live longer.The Short story from a book Fiction 101. VIEW DOCUMENT
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John Marsden's First Book In The Tomorrow Series, "Tomorrow When The War Began"

660 words - 3 pages John Marsden's first book in the "Tomorrow Series", "Tomorrow When the War Began" addresses issues that are commonly see today, even though his book is set in an alternate reality. Even though his book, Tomorrow When the War Began is classified as speculative fiction, there are many issues that occur frequently in 'real' life, such as; the morality of war, relationships, and change.Is there a morality of war? No, not really. War is all around us and seen also in John Marsden's book, Tomorrow When the War Began which is set in an alternative reality. The book is based around an invasion, where there are seven teenagers that have managed to escape. It is these teenagers that are at war VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Life Of William Shakespeare

529 words - 3 pages with historical fiction. Between 1590-1593 he wrote Henry the 6th parts 1,2, and 3. Between 1594-1595 he wrote Romeo and Juliet. When his son, Hamnet died of a fever at the age of 11, The Bard started writing darker plays such as Julius Caesar and Macbeth. In total Shakespeare wrote 37 plays, he wrote plays until he retired in 1610. His last play was Henry the 8th.When he retired he was able to buy the second largest house in Stratford, with 107 acres of soccer field and had gained the status of gentleman. William died on his 52 birthday, April.23, 1616.His works were not famous until William died; his plays were collected and published by two actor friends. After this William Shakespeare's VIEW DOCUMENT
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The Benefits Of Reading

589 words - 3 pages has to be ingrained and inculcated from young. An environment that encourages reading needs to be created by parents in the home. Research has shown that the early years in a child's life have the highest rates in forming and establishing the habit of reading. Habits formed at a young age will stay with them for a long time. Thus, parents and teachers should teach the young to appreciate and enjoy reading beyond their school text books. The reading time should not be turned into a task but into a pleasurable and enthralling experience.The benefits of reading are many. Reading fiction materials can transport the reader to another world and provides relaxation. It has a therapeutic effect as it VIEW DOCUMENT
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Was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified?

548 words - 3 pages Hiroshima and Nagasaki themselves. For example, Hiroshima, by John Hersey, is a very factual, non-fiction novel, which tells about the lives of six survivors from the first atomic bomb dropped in Japan. The novel states that Hiroshima had a minor military importance for the US. In a few words, when the bomb was dropped, mostly civilians were killed, which is definitely a war crime, and although reasons were different, the results of the bombing were as cruel as what the Germans did. Also, critics say that Japan was never given time neither to surrender, nor to consider and evaluate all the side effects of the atomic bombs. The second atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki only four days after Hiroshima VIEW DOCUMENT
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British Literary History: The Modern Period. Essay Discusses Various Aspects Of Modernism By Studying Joyce's "Ulysses", Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" And Forster's "A Passage To Inida"

681 words - 3 pages construction of a new society.A common motif in Modernist fiction is that of an alienated individual--a dysfunctional individual trying in vain to make sense of a predominantly urban and fragmented society. In Romanticism language was transformative: the reader was transported by the poem. In Modernism language was formative: the reader was not transported anywhere.This first episode of Ulysses demonstrates the typical qualities of a modernist text in that the readers are offered no introductions or exposition of the characters or place. Further difficulties arise for the first-time readers as it becomes clear that there are no explanations or obvious links from one action, speech or thought VIEW DOCUMENT
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569 words - 3 pages Time machine"Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out." - Stephen Hawking. The real question is, what would I go back in time to change? Knowing that changing an event, I can rewrite the coarse of history. Pretty cool eh? So, an event that I could ever consider going back to change is when the United States aided and helped the terrorist group al qaeda get onto their feet. If the usa just minded their busisness we wouldn't have the problems we have been facing lately. (9-11,bombing of us embassies VIEW DOCUMENT
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650 words - 3 pages will have to take, and the sometimes funny boundaries they will have to cross, these three women, with many other black maids help, unite with one intention, the hopes of a better day.It is told in alternating viewpoints from the three main characters, so we get to see from both sides of the story in this book; from the League ladies such as the truly mean Miss Hilly, to the maids who work for them and basically raise their children single handedly. The way Stockett has written about her characters is so believable that I didn't find myself thinking 'no-one would have said or done that!' As I was reading this book, it didn't cross my mind at all that it was fiction because everything Kathryn VIEW DOCUMENT
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