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Cliff Notes "compassion for the souls who inhabit hell" Dante's Inferno is a 14th- century poem that seems calculated to cause the greatest possible pain to a 20th-century humanist, or to anyone who is attracted to Christianity because of its compassion and belief in the possibility of redemption. The God of the Inferno has precious little compassion and no forgiveness. He was the God who not only turned a blind eye to Belsen, but also exercised great ... 
Cliff Notes "sweat" and symbolism "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with symbolism ranging from images that are easily captured to things that require a little bit more insight. Religion has apparently played a major role in Hurston's life, readily seen in "Sweat" with the references to a snake and Gethsemane. Symbolism plays a big part of this story and after analyzing these, they give the story a deep... 
Cliff Notes 20,000 leagues under the sea  After decoding a scrap of paper he found in an old book, Professor Hardwigg decides to take a journey. A "Journey to the Center of the Earth" that the paper says is possible. Brushing aside the concerns of his nephew Harry about the temperature of the earth's interior, the professor makes Harry come with him on the journey. They gather the needed supplies and depart two d... 
Cliff Notes A analysis of jack london novels A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Ba... 
Cliff Notes A cry in the night a cry in the night:  Setting: The story starts in New York City, most likely present day. Then as the story goes on it moves to minnesota out to Erich's farm. It is winter in Minnesota and very cold. Characters: Jenny is the main character of the story. She is a divorced mother of two. She is young and pretty.

A Cry in the Night

Setting: The story starts in New York City,... 

Cliff Notes A doll house Translation Trouble In the play "A Doll House" the main character, Nora, is in a situation where she is caused to act, emotionally and physically, as a doll to please her husband. Nora has to be very sneaky and conniving in order to be perfect and talked down to by her husband. The translation of this play from Norwegian was a little difficult. The title can either be translated ... 
Cliff Notes A dream A Midsummer Night's Dream By: A. Theseus More strange than true. I never may believe These antic fables nor these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold: That is the madma... 
Cliff Notes A farewell to arms A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is somewhat of a Romeo and Juliet love story, with a tragic ending. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the everything that is around them during World War I. The setting of this novel is war-torn Italy. The love between Catherine and Frederick must outlast long separation... 
Cliff Notes A lesson before dying In A Lesson Before Dying, Mr. Grant Wiggins' life crises were the center of the story. Although he was supposed to make Jefferson into a man, he himself became more of one as a result. Not to say that Jefferson was not in any way transformed from the "hog" he was into an actual man, but I believe this story was really written about Mr. Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins improved as a... 
Cliff Notes A modest proposal a modest proposal:  An Ironic Proposal Unlike most essays, Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is written for the reader to see through what the narrator is expressing. The narrator does not want the reader to agree that the solution to overpopulation and poverty in Ireland is to eat babies, he wants the reader to see there needs to be a practical solution.

An Ironic P... 

Cliff Notes A raisin in the sun A Raisin In the Sun Staci King Lorraine Hansberry A-2 PCP Penguin Books 10-29-99 1988 Rpt. 2 A Raisin In the Sun is a drama play that takes place "sometime between World War II and the present." The family lived in Chicago"s Southside. The town was very "dusky" and as each day passed the nights got colder. The Younger family lived in a small old apartmen... 
Cliff Notes A raisin in the sun The play depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people of their time. Their feelings are different then what we see today in our lives. The family had to deal with poverty and racism. Not having enough money and always being put down because of the color of their skin held them back from having a lot of self-respect and dignity. I think that Mama was the one who had the most... 
Cliff Notes A rose for emily William Faulker's " A Rose for Emily" tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her father's strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily's father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Emily was raised in the ante-bellum period before the Civil War. This story takes place in the Reconstruction Era after the war when the North takes control of ... 
Cliff Notes A rose for emily William Faulkner"s "A Rose for Emily" tells a story of a young woman who is violated by her father"s strict mentality. After being the only man in her life Emily"s father dies and she finds it hard to let go. Like her father Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, and she refused to change. While having this attitude about life Emily practically seclud... 
Cliff Notes A streetcar named desire A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams is known for his powerfully written psychological dramas. Most of his works are set in the southern United States and they usually portray neurotic people who are victims of their own passions, frustrations, and loneliness. The play represents the conflict between the sensitive, neurotic Blanche DuBois and the crude, animalistic Stanley... 
Cliff Notes A wack on the side of the head Acute Ambiguity Roger von Oech, the author of A Whack on the Side of the Head, makes an unusual offer that thinking at random will increase the efficiency at which ideas become more abundant. This particular concept is certainly an original way to come up with new, fresh problem solving techniques. Ambiguity in the world can help new ideas flow for anyone when looked at in a creative way. ... 
Cliff Notes A whole novel or many short stories, the answer is ernest hemingway Ernest Hemingway has written many books, which have heralded him as a great author, but there is one novel that seems to have questions swirling about it, In Our Time. In this novel the main character is in question, you are unable to tell right away whether the chapters/stories are linked together as a novel, or if they are all separate short stories. Having read the book, and having done a bac... 
Cliff Notes Against the gods Against the Gods:  Through all the years of stocks, people never thought of defining risk with numbers. It was never about a definition, but about the feeling in your gut when you see that your risk was rising. In the world of Stocks there are two types of people; the ones who stand by risk and the ones who lean on security.

Through all the years of stocks, people never thought of... 

Cliff Notes Agatha christie Agatha Christie:  Agatha Christie is the best-known mystery writer in the world. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language. Another billion have also been sold in forty-five foreign languages. Her works have been translated into more languages than those of William Shakespeare.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is the best-known mystery writer in the ... 

Cliff Notes Agony and the ecstacy  The Agony and the Ecstacy depicts Michelangelo"s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father"s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangel... 
Cliff Notes Airframe by michael crichton Airframe 56 passengers are injured. Three are dead. People are shocked, terrified, confused. What happened on TPA flight 545? Why did it happen? Could it have been prevented? A very popular late night news show has the power to totally destroy an innocent airplane manufacturer. A race between a high executive working for Norton, and a news reporter from Newsline to outwit one another has begun... 
Cliff Notes Aldous huxley - brave new world By: Aldous Huxley Brave New World opens in a technically advanced future world. In the beginning of this book, we see the Director of World Hatcheries lead the new hatchery students on a tour of a Conditioning Center in London where babies are produced in bottles and pre-sorted to determine which class level they will be born into. These class level range fro... 
Cliff Notes Alias grace Introduction Margret Atwood a long time celebrated author, has most recently published Alias Grace. Atwood has taken a different approach to this novel. Although fictional this story has been based on reality. Grace Marks, the main character is indeed, on of the mid-eighteen hundreds most famous criminals. She was the celebrated villain of the Kinnear-Montgomery murders. This nov... 
Cliff Notes All is not for the best "All is Not for the Best" 10-K Candide Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, his struggle to survive in that world, and his need to ultimately come to terms with it. All people experience the turmoil of life and must overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made, in order to eventually achieve happiness. In life, "... 
Cliff Notes All quiet on the western front The story centers around a young soldier named Paul in some unnamed regiment in the German army. They fight the Allied forces of the United States of America and Europe, plus their friends. The story is about how Paul and the other soldiers with him, who are also his closest friends, deal with the many aspects of the war. They do this in the only way that they know how, and they are not always suc... 
Cliff Notes All quiet on the western front Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time. It is a story, not of Germans, but of men, who even though they may have escaped shells, were destroyed by the war. The entire purpose of this novel is to illustrate the vivid horror and raw nature of war and to change the popular belief that war is an idealistic and romantic character. Th... 
Cliff Notes Allegory of the cave A report I had to do on Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Plato was born 427 B.C. and died 347 B.C. He was a pupil under Socrates. During his studies, Plato wrote the Dialogues, which are a collection of Socrates' teachings. One of the parables included in the Dialogues is "The Allegory of the Cave". "The Allegory..." symbolizes man's struggle to reach understandi... 
Cliff Notes Amazing grace  Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, ... 
Cliff Notes Amityville horror amityville horror:  I did my book report on the Book ,"The Amityville Horror". Letme just say that this is one of the scariest books I have ever read.  Its about a house in Amityville, New York that has some thingvery terribly evil and wrong in it.

I did my book report on the Book ,"The Amityville Horror". Let

Cliff Notes And then there were none  I recently read a mystery book by the name of "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. I read this book because I have read other books by Agatha Christie that were pretty well written. Ten people are invited to an island, called "Indian Island",by letters that were signed by people they had met before. When they got to the island, they found out that t... 
Cliff Notes Angela's ashes  Angela"s Ashes, by Frank McCourt is a genuine memoir that vividly tells the story of a young, Irish Catholic boy during the 1930"s and early 1940"s. Frank"s memory of his impoverished childhood is difficult to accept, however, he injects a sense of devilish humor into his biography. He creates a story where the readers watch him grow beyond all odds and live through the pinnacle of the miser... 
Cliff Notes Animal farm Animal Farm...theme, characters, plot:  Animal Farm is difficult to read seriously for the first few chapters,mostly because themain characters are animals that talk not only amongst themselves, but alsowith humans.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm is difficult to read seriously for the first few chapters,

mostly because the

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Cliff Notes Animal farm-the comparison of napoleon and keno  Animal Farm: The Comparison of Napoleon and Keno The two books, Animal Farm, and The Pearl, consist of many different things. One book tells how an entire farm of animals can talk and think like human beings. It also tells you how they become the equivalent of the russian government by trying to take over the farm. The other story ,however, is about a poor... 
Cliff Notes Anne sullivan macy  Teacher Anne Sullivan Macy By: Helen Keller Year of Publication: 1955 Anne Sullivan Macy Anne Sullivan Macy was born on April 4, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Her parents were poor Irish immigrants. Anne had trouble with her eyes her whole life. When Anne was eight years old her mother died and two years later her father left. Anne"s younger sister went to live w... 
Cliff Notes Annie's baby Book Report The title of the story is Annie's Baby. The date of it's original publication was in 1998. The author was an Anonymous pregnant teenager. But was edited by Beatrice Sparks. The main character of the story is Annie. Annie lives with her mom. After her dad left she became a different person. Annie is a very intelligent fourteen year old girl. But she seems a bit lonely. She'... 
Cliff Notes Another call of the wild Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over what Buc... 
Cliff Notes Another cyrano de bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example... 
Cliff Notes Another ernest hemingway A young man by the name of Ernest Hemingway was born in 1898 and grew up in a suburb of Chicago Illinois. (Jones 416) His father was a doctor. As a boy, he and his father spent time together hunting and fishing in Michigan. (Brown 571) Hemingway wrote for his school newspaper. (Jones 416) During his youth Hemingway also played football and swam. (Smith 34) After gr... 
Cliff Notes Another farewell to arms A Farewell to Arms [If The Sun Also Rises was one of the best books I have ever read, then A Farewell to Arms is Truth. I simply cannot believe that these books existed so long without my knowledge of how grand they are. I consider myself to read constantly, more than almost anyone I know, literature and simple, and here in less than a month I read two books that are undoubtedly ... 
Cliff Notes Another hamlet The real question is Hamlet crazy or is he just acting it. In my opinion there are many things throughout the play that make me tend to believe that he is crazy. When Hamlet enters Opheliu's room and she has the question if he is truly mad or if he is just acting. Hamlet is proven o be crazy in this play and statements and actions he days and does are the thing that prove this. T... 
Cliff Notes Another heart of darkness Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of ... 
Cliff Notes Another jd salinger J.D. Salinger's youth and war experiences influenced his writings. J.D. went through four different schools for education. He then went to World War II. After the war, he had a lot to say, so he wrote down his thoughts. And, he sure had some things to say. Jerome David Salinger came into this world on January 1, 1919. J.D. was short for Jerome David. Jerome David went by J... 
Cliff Notes Another much ado about nothing The plot of "Much Ado About Nothing" is an elaborate network of schemes and tricks. This statement is confirmed throughout "Much Ado About Nothing". The play contains many examples of tricks and schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts and feelings of characters. The major examples of such manipulation include- Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato tricking B... 
Cliff Notes Another the crucible In the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, Miller displays how easily people can be fooled by the innocence of youth. He also exposes the gullibility of common people, even people such as Danforth and Hathorne, who play the role of the "wise" judges. A single girl, Abigail, causes the downfall of the whole society. Abigail scares the younger part of the soci... 
Cliff Notes Another the pearl The Curse of the Oyster In The Pearl, by John Steinbech, evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages. Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotito because his parents had no money. When the doctor heard of Kino and Juana's fortune in finding "the pearl of the world" (722), he boasted that they were patients of his while thinking of ... 
Cliff Notes Anthem In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the future dark ages. Anthem takes place in city of a technologically backwards totalitarian society, where mankind is born in the home of the infants and dies in the home of the useless. Just imagine, being born in to a life of slavery having no freedom, no way self expression, no ego. The city represented slavery. When in the city, Equ... 
Cliff Notes Arrowsmith Arrowsmith is a classic American novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis wrote this book in the early 1900"s as a current outlook on the world of science in that time. The main theme it focuses on is commercialism and its effect on science. During this time period there were many advances in the field of medicine; everyone was racing to find the cure to deadly diseases and then pa... 
Cliff Notes As i lay dying  William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi where he became a high school drop out and was forced to work with grandfather at a bank. In 1925 Faulkner moved to New Orleans and worked as a journalist, here he met the American Sherwood Andersen, a famous short-story writer. Anderson convinced Faulkner that writing about the people and places he could identify with would improve his career... 
Cliff Notes Asher lev I Comes Before "U" in the Alphabet and in Happiness Throughout life, one faces many responsibilities that could be taken upon; furthermore, sometimes one responsibility conflicts with another, causing a person to struggle to find which responsibility is more important in his life. In addition, for one to live his life in a manner that would make others content would be foolish, b... 
Cliff Notes Augustine and love April 14, 2000 Seminar 021 How does Augustine define love? Augustine states continuously that he was not yet in love, but was in love with love. This statement doesn"t make sense to me. I don"t believe that someone can be in love with something, if he or she doesn"t understand what love is. "I was not yet in love, but I was in love with love, and from the very dept... 
Cliff Notes Baseball history  Baseball is North America's oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like "The Catch" in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski's World Series winning home run in 1960. There are also the players who transcen... 
Cliff Notes Bean trees Have you ever been put into I situation in which you can stay and never prosper or leave, with nothing but mere material possessions? This is the dilemma that is brought forth to Marietta (Taylor) in the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. Marietta grew up in Pitman, a small rural town in Kentucky. A town in which families "had kids just about as fast as... 
Cliff Notes Beantrees in a.p.a. Running Head: THE BEAN TREES The Bean Trees Norma Hernandez Texas Tech University April 4, 2000 Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with... 
Cliff Notes Beauty and the beast Beauty and the Beauty in the Beast Once upon a time… The classic opener for any fairy tale, which is no different in the case of Beauty and the Beast. Fairy tales were meant to teach our children life lessons that society, at the time, deems important to learn. They teach us the difference between right and wrong, black and white, good and bad, light and dark, and beauty and ugly. ... 
Cliff Notes Beloved Toni Morrison's Beloved is set in rural Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1873. The novel is centered on a woman named Sethe, who is the mother of four children, and an escapee from slavery in a Kentucky plantation 18 years ago. She lives with her daughter, Denver in a shabby house at 124 Bluestone, that they share with the ghost of a dead baby, which haunts Sethe by reminding her of past tragedies. Paul D, S... 
Cliff Notes Beowulf- an epic hero The hero of an epic poem normally embodies the ideals of conduct that are most valued by the culture which the epic was composed. In the epic poem "Beowulf" Beowulf was the epic hero. He was an epic hero because of his virtues. Three of his virtues are true to his word, he made his father proud, and he was brave. Beowulf was true to his word by saying "I a... 
Cliff Notes Big two-hearted river: part ii Sudden, Unexpected Interjection "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." At one point in his short story, "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II", Hemingway's character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer. Sherwood Anderson does... 
Cliff Notes Billy budd Characters Billy Budd- He is a bright-eyed, twenty-one year old forewoman of the British Fleet. An orphan, he is tall, athletic, friendly, innocent, and helpful. He is a loyal friend, and a fierce fighter. All the officers like him except for Claggart. Claggart- The Master-at-Arms that is envious and jealous of Billy Budd. He is out to make Billy's life miserable and is the cause... 
Cliff Notes Black boy In the book Black Boy, we see many black people in the south dealing with many hardships. One of the most prominent problems for blacks seemed to be the "Jim Crow" laws. These laws withheld blacks from society, breaking them apart from whites and making it very hard for them to live an even close to normal life. Black people couldn"t express their own ide... 
Cliff Notes Black boy In Black Boy, by Richard Wright, Wright is able to recollect the struggles of his life. Beginning at an early age, he was faced with the problems of hunger. His hunger starts off as a hunger for food, but later becomes a hunger for knowledge.

In Black Boy, by Richard Wright, Wright is able to recollect the struggles of his life. Beginning at an early age, he was faced with the problem... 

Cliff Notes Black rain BLACK RAIN by Masuji Ibuse The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not o... 
Cliff Notes Bless me ultima book report Book Report: Bless Me, Ultima Title of Work: Bless Me Ultima Author & Date Written: Rudolfo Anaya 1972 Country of Author: New Mexico, USA Characters: Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family. She is Tony"s mentor and helps him to find the right path for his life. Antonio Marez- A young boy who is tor... 
Cliff Notes Blind and invisible  Invisible Man After reading this book I wondered what it would be like to be blind then gain sight, but realize you cannot see yourself because you are invisible. It seems like a cruel joke that once you can see you realize that you still cannot see who you are. Even though this seems like a very depressing event Ellison makes it seem like a positive thing. While, at the end of the story... 
Cliff Notes Blood and belonging This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff's methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms "the six journeys." On these &q... 
Cliff Notes Bluest eye Toni Morisson's novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930s. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel's focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not jus... 
Cliff Notes Brave new world  - "Brave New World" - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whats... 
Cliff Notes Bread givers Bread Givers:  Bread Givers shows the life of a Jewish family in modernizing America during

the early 1900's, but it focuses in on a young girl who's father is a Rabbi that does

nothing but teach the Holy Torah all day and does no work to earn money.

Bread Givers shows the life of a Jewish family in modernizing America during

the early 1900's, but it focuses ... 

Cliff Notes Breakfast at tiffany's Breakfast at Tiffany"s by Truman Capote is about the thought that friendship can make a person take drastic measures in helping a friend. The setting is New York City. The point of view is first person limited. Seen through the eyes of the narrator, called "Fred" ( the main character ), who is a starting writer. I enjoyed the story because it was very interesting to learn and expe... 
Cliff Notes Breath, eyes, and memory Breath, eyes and Memory:  Thinking about our class discussions on Breath eyes memory I noticed that we covered a lot on the culture portrayed in the book and the injustices done. But I think that we neglected to look at certain parallels between our culture and the way that I think that it affects our lives to read and discuss a book of this nature.

Breath, Eyes, Memory Class Disc... 

Cliff Notes Candide Candide, by Voltaire:  Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the

same time is also exaggerated. Voltaire offers sad themes disguised by

jokes and witticism, and the story itself presents a distinctive outlook

on life.

Candide, by Voltaire

Voltaire's Candide is a novel which contains conceptual ideas and at the

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Cliff Notes Candide by voltaire My book report is on Candide by Voltaire and consists of 326 pages. Voltaire's Candide is the story of an innocent man's experiences in a mad and evil world, and his struggle to achieve happiness without having to work and taking the easy way out of all situations. Everyone has to work and eventually they will achieve happiness and joy but in Candide's case, after a long and ... 
Cliff Notes Captain swing Hobsbawm, E. J. and Rude, George (1975) Captain Swing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 384 pp. Captain Swing is an enjoyable collaboration between E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rude that depicts the social history of the English agricultural wage-laborers" uprising of 1830. According to Hobsbawm and Rude, historiography of the laborers" rising of 1830 is negligible. Mo... 
Cliff Notes Cervantes - don quixote Cervantes' greatest work, Don Quixote, is a unique book of multiple dimensions. From the moment of its appearance it has amused readers or caused them to think, and its influence has extended in literature not only to works of secondary value but also to those which have universal importance. Don Quixote is a country gentleman, an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his reading of r... 
Cliff Notes Chap.7 state of the world Joe Crosariol 613-07-4881 12:30-Interdisciplinary 3/7/00 Critical Analysis on Chapter 7, State of the World 1999 Feeding Nine Billion While reading chapter 7 of State of the World I was very interested in the changing course because it made me think about the things that our world can do that can drastically benefit the future of our agricultural production and food ... 
Cliff Notes Character analysis of kino from the pearl Kino, a character from the story "The Pearl," is a prime example of a developing character. From the start through to the end, he develops drastically. At the beginning, he was thought out to be a good loyal husband but as time went on he became a selfish, greedy person who would do anything for money. When the story began Kino seemed to be a good husband who wanted not... 
Cliff Notes Coming of age in somoa Coming of Age in Somoa:  Margaret Mead"s "Coming of Age in Samoa", which was actually her doctoral

dissertation, was compiled in a period of six months starting in 1925. Through it, people

were given a look at a society not affected by the problems of 20th century industrial

America.

Margaret Mead"s "Coming of Age in Samoa", which was actually her doctoral<... 

Cliff Notes Commentary on "bartleby the scrivner" Commentary on "Bartleby, the Scrivener":  The character of the narrator might be identified as a rather self-centered man who would rather 'prefer not to' undergo a confrontation with any of his employees. This is evident in his decriptions of the employees and his so-called good intentions when he sets himself as a tolerant, conducive man. It is obvious that his intentions and... 
Cliff Notes Comparison of macbeth and lord of the flies Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies:  There are five similarities between Jack and Macbeth. Firstly, they were both leader of some kind.  Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan"s army.

Comparison of Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

 

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Cliff Notes Congo The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of 1979. The three main characters are: Dr. Karen Ross, supervisor of Earth Resour... 
Cliff Notes Conrad is a sexist In Joseph Conrad"s novelette Heart of Darkness, Marlow"s view of women embodies the typical 19th century view of women as the inferior sex. There are only three relatively minor female characters in Heart of Darkness: Marlow"s aunt, Kurtz"s mistress, and Kurtz"s "Intended." Marlow mentions these female characters in order to give the literal aspect of his tale more substance. While they ... 
Cliff Notes Creative managment Creative Management gives creative ideas of how a manger should present himself and how to approach different situations. Creative Management written by Shiegru Kobanashi, focuses mainly on the importance of teamwork, and on group management. How can we transform our present methods of production, under which we become slaves to machines, and regulations for the temporary increase in productivity... 
Cliff Notes Cyrano de bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect exam... 
Cliff Notes Dave barry's complete guide to guys Wait, are you telling me that Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys addresses women's issues? If "women's issues" include understanding why guys spit, scratch themselves, and give each other noogies, well then this book certainly addresses them! As for addressing the whole bit about a patriarchal world history, the subjugation of women, and accused responsibility for the Fall of Man, w... 
Cliff Notes Dawn Dawn by Elie Wiesel Chapter 1 Takes place in Palestine. The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn"t know who it is but he knows what he has to do. The man that was going to die was an Englishman. The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. Narrator met him while he wa... 
Cliff Notes Death of a salesman In the first B.C dramatist known as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called the tragedies. They were as follows: the play revolved around a great man, such as a king or war hero, who had a tragic flaw. This flaw would eventually become his downfall and he would fall from his glory. In the case of obvious it was his hubris; and Oedipus, his pride and curiosity. Through... 
Cliff Notes Delieverance Delieverance: Disorientation Leads to Knowledge:  James Dickey"s novel Deliverance is an action packed journey of four city men into the unknown. While on the journey, the men are faced with many life-changing obstacles. Each of the men takes on these obstacles differently and each comes out with different results.

James Dickey"s novel Deliverance is an action packed journey of fo... 

Cliff Notes Demian - herman hesse Herman Hesse"s novel Demian tells of a young boy named Emil Sinclair and his childhood growing up during pre-World War I. Emil struggles to find his new self-knowledge in the immoral world and is caught between good and evil, which is represented as the light and dark realms. Hesse uses much symbolic diction in his novel to give a more puissant presentation of Emil Sinclair an... 
Cliff Notes Desirees baby SIGNIFICANCES OF A LETTER "Désirée"s Baby" is a story of love, prejudice and rejection, a story with noble beginnings that slowly turns to reveal an uglier side of human relations. Armand, a wealthy landowner of the plantation L"Abri in the ante-bellum south of Louisiana, is confronted by a family secret that has been hidden from him, even into adulthood. The secret... 
Cliff Notes Dh lawrence's the rainbow: quest, passage, awakening, and change in relationships  The Rainbow is one of DH Lawrence's most controversial works. It was banned in Great Britain when it was first published. The Rainbow introduced sexual life into a family-based novel, portraying a visionary quest for love by three generations of English men and women. Ursula Brangwen is the main character of the novel, and her goal in the book is to achieve a good and peaceful relationshi... 
Cliff Notes Diana Diana"s Role in Dunstables Life:  In the novel Fifth Business, the theme of rebirth is apparent. Diana Marfleet, a volunteer nurse, is responsible for tending to the injured. One of the injured she aids is Dunstable Ramsay, the narrator of the novel.

In the novel Fifth Business, the theme of rebirth is apparent. Diana Marfleet, a volunteer nurse, is responsible for tending to the... 

Cliff Notes Doctor dolittle My book report is on Doctor Dolittle. The author of this book is Hugh Lofting. Doctor Dolittle talks to the animals and is also kind of like a veterinarian. He knows most of the animal languages. He really calls himself a naturalist which studies plants and animals. He lives in Puddleby, England. He has an assistant named Stubbins. Doctor Dolittle wants to learn the language of t... 
Cliff Notes Donkey flip Analysis of the Holocaust Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the most prominent. In the period of 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". This war came to a head with the "Final Solution" in 1938. One of the end results of the Final Solution was the hor... 
Cliff Notes Dover beach How can life or anything be so wonderful, but at times seem so unbearable? This is a question that Matthew Arnold may have asked himself one day, while writing "Dover Beach". This is a poem about a sea and a beach that is truly beautiful, but hold much deeper meaning than what meets the eye. The poem is written in free verse with no particular meter or rhyme scheme, alt... 
Cliff Notes Dragonsbane Author-Barbara Hambly Publisher-Balentine Books Date of Publication-1987 The setting for Dragonsbane was in about the 1400¹s in a place called Wyr. Jenny John and Gareth are the main characters. Jenny is a wizard women who is always trying to advance her skills but still isn¹t very good. John is Jenny¹s husband and is also a dragon¹s bane, which means that he ... 
Cliff Notes Duke ellington Duke Ellington:  By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world"s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Duke Ellington

By Frank Gray

By the time of his ... 

Cliff Notes Dumpster  Lars Eighner writes about his life as a homless person and his struggles to make a decent living at it. This consists in what he so properly calls "Dumpster diving". His essay depicts the variety of useful objects one can find in a dumpster as well as helpful hints on carefully selecting edibles. He goes on to also warn the reader on the potential health hazards that can be encoun... 
Cliff Notes Earth 2 puzzle A. The main idea of this story is for the colonists that landed on the new earth to get out of the terrian's (an alien life that lives on the planet) underground city, that was thought to be built a long time ago. 1. One event that is really important to the plot of the story was, the colonists were wondering in the dessert for days. They were running out of water, their best bet... 
Cliff Notes East of eden  East of Eden Some of the most aspiring and influential authors show to be American novelists. American novelists brought about a new style of writing, which became very popular. John Steinbeck shows this style of writing in his novel, East of Eden. This makes Steinbeck one of the most significant American novelists in the twentieth century. East of Eden contains many parts, whi... 
Cliff Notes Easter wings The poem "Easter Wings" by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert"s poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each ti... 
Cliff Notes Elephant man Elephant Man In literature, as in life, we encounter persons who have faults as well as virtues. In the novel The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks a man has faults. The character that has faults in this novel is Bytes who is a greedy man and a circus owner. Often people have a fault of virtue of another person. Bytes made Merrick, the Elephant Man, live in the basement... 
Cliff Notes Eleven "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros, uses many literary devices to characterize a complex eleven-year-old. Rachel, the ingenuous 1st person narrator, relates the details of her humiliating eleventh birthday. Although her diction reflects her age, Rachel conveys the difficulty of growing up with adult precision. She is embarrassed and feels helpless, but knows she will soon be h... 
Cliff Notes Elisa takes on herself  "The Chrysanthemums" is a short story in The Long Valley, a collection of short stories by John Steinbeck. This story dramatizes the efforts made by a housewife, Elisa Allen, to compensate for the disappointments which she has encountered in her life. Steinbeck makes it clear that Elisa yearns for something more in her life then the everyday routines of farm life. While ... 
Cliff Notes Emerson "Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other." Although written long ago these words by, Ralph Waldo Emerson still hold true today. Everyday in society people are making improvements, however, but these improvements also have equal drawbacks. Today we are using cutting edge technology to improve every aspect of our daily lives. For instance in ... 
Cliff Notes Emily dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Unlike her mother, Emily loved and admir... 
Cliff Notes Enduring, endearing nonsense ENDURING, ENDEARING NONSENSE by Andrew Green Did you read and enjoy Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books as a child? Or better still, did you have someone read them to you? Perhaps you discovered them as an adult or, forbid the thought, maybe you haven't discovered them at all! Those who have journeyed Through the Looking Glass generally love (or shun) the tales for their ... 
Cliff Notes Ernest hemingway "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" was published by Scribner's Magazine in March of 1933, but it was not until 1956 that an apparent inconsistency in the waiters' dialogue was brought to Hemingway's attention. Hemingway's thirteen word reply to Judson Jerome, an Assistant Professor of English at Antioch College, said that he had read the story again and it stil... 
Cliff Notes Escape from a dollhouse Escape From A Doll House We have all felt the need to be alone or to venture to places that our minds have only imagined. However, we as individuals have always found ourselves clutching to our responsibilities and obligations, to either our jobs or our friends and family. The lingering feeling of leaving something behind or of promises that have been unfulfilled is a pain that k... 
Cliff Notes Ethan frome Ethan Frome"s Selflessness and Affects of his Responsibilities By Neil Mehta Ethan Frome is the main character of Edith Wharton"s tragic novel. Ethan lives the bitterness of his youth"s lost opportunities, and dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Throughout the story Ethan is trapped by social limits and obligations to his wife. He lives an unhappy life with ... 
Cliff Notes Ethan frome Ethan Frome is a story of ill-fated love, set during the winter in the rural New England town of Starkfield. Ethan is a farmer who is married to a sickly woman named Zeena. The two live in trapped, unspoken resentment on Ethan's isolated and failing farm. Ethan has been caring for his wife for six years now. Due to Zeena's numerous complications they employ her cousin to help in ... 
Cliff Notes Everything that rises must converge There is an absolute theme of integration in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O" Connor. Through the experience of reading this short story, we can depict the characters" past experiences. There are two incompatible personalities in the passage, Mrs. Chestney, the mother, which represents the transition from the old South, and Julian, t... 
Cliff Notes Explanation of the poem from snowbound Explanation of the poem from Snowbound The main theme of Snowbound is that no-matter what happens, family will be there to help and comfort. This theme is demonstrated widely throughout the poem and even more so in the last stanza of this excerpt. Another, less prominent, theme of Snowbound is the meaning and involvement of God in the lives of people. The first stanza describes the m... 
Cliff Notes Fahrenheit 451 Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the author"s life and circumstances may have influenced the novel. (Use your own words.) Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on Augu... 
Cliff Notes Fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury One of the themes which happens to be the biggest one is burning books because they conflict with each other and the ideas of society. The firemen don't fight fires, they start them when they find books. Recollections and thoughts, writings and teachings from the greatest minds in history go up in flames because the government doesn't want people to fill their heads with it and d... 
Cliff Notes Falling Falling:  Falling is a book that contains many complex scenarios and interpersonal relationships. The plot is set on the strong bonds between characters due to shared opinions and emotions.

Falling

ANNE PROVOOST

 

"He"s a skinhead, a second one added. I knew they wouldn"t talk to me any more, only about me"(p111)

 

Falling is a book... 

Cliff Notes Family in charles dicken"s novel  University of Latvia Faculty of Foreign Languages Foreign Literature Department FAMILY IN CHARLES DICKEN"S NOVEL "DAVID COPPERFIELD" Natalya Artjuh 3d year student... 
Cliff Notes Far from the madding crowd  Thomas Hardy Adam Gates Far From The Madding Crowd centers around the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene, and the three who love her and try to win her over. Gabriel Oak, Mr. Boldwood, and Sergeant Francis Troy find them selves intertwined in their quest to win Bathsheba. Bathsheba is headstrong, feminine, and beautiful. She inherits her uncle"s farm, and tries to run it herself.... 
Cliff Notes Farenheit 451 "Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years and he had never questioned the joy of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames…never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think…and Guy Montag suddenly r... 
Cliff Notes Farewell to arms paper Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway"s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel. In a way everything he has can be used as a symbol depending on a person"s biases. T... 
Cliff Notes Fathers and sons Arcady: His Voyage Towards Individualism In the novel Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Arcady plays a major role both in his own life and the lives of others. Arcady, despite the shield he surrounds himself with, is not a true Nihilist like his friend Bazarov through his thoughts and actions we see his change. To begin, Arcady shows signs of Romanticism Early on in the novel de... 
Cliff Notes Faust The hero that never was In Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe builds a dramatic poem around the strengths and weaknesses of a man who under a personalized definition of a hero fails miserably. A hero is someone that humanity models themselves and their actions after, someone who can be revered by the masses as an individual of great morality and strength, a man or woman that ne... 
Cliff Notes Fear and loathing in las vegas fear and loathing in las vegas: 

Where do I start ? This book left me with so many questions and so many things

to think about. Was this journey real? Was Hunter S. Thompson drawing off real life

experinces to create this strange and insightful journey?

Finding the American Dream in Sin City:

What I got out of Fear and Loathing

 

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Cliff Notes Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges possesses writing styles unlike others of his time. Through his series of works, he has acquired the title of "the greatest living writer in the Spanish language." The particular example of work that I read, titled "Ficciones," was a definite portrayal of his culture. The book was not merely a list of facts from his birth country; instead the real cultural k... 
Cliff Notes Fight club compared to siddhartha Since the beginning of time, man has been on a quest to find his inner self. This topic has been the theme of many books and researches. This is no exception, in the 1959 book, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. In this particular story the main character, Siddhartha, is trying to find his "inner self". He tries to accomplish this in many ways, one being self denial or destruction. ... 
Cliff Notes Figure of christ in "lord of the flies" "CHRIST" IN LORD OF THE FLIES Many critics have compared the character of Simon in the book Lord of the Flies to a Christ figure. After reading this book I also found out that Simon and Christ had a lot in common. The first time we, readers start considering Simon a special person, different from the others is when we see him the only one to helping the littluns to gather fru... 
Cliff Notes Flowers for algernon Melissa Jackson 10-17-99 Exploratory Thinking Period 3 "Flowers For Algernon" Report "Flowers for Algernon" is about a man named Charlie Gordon who is mentally retarded. Charlie signs up for an experiment that is supposed to make him smarter. He wants to be like every one else. To do the experiment he has to keep a journal showing his progress. Charlie starts out spelli... 
Cliff Notes Flowers for algernon Medical operations are carried out everyday, but for some, an operation can change a person's life. One experiment was done on a mentally retarded person to try to raise his intelligence. The experiment worked, but after months, the patient regressed dramatically. In the book, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, this intelligence operation was preformed, and the patient was Ch... 
Cliff Notes Frankenstein It has been questioned by people, honored by people and revered since the beginning of time. Yet even today not one person can say what is morally right. It is a matter of opinion. It was Dr. Victor Frankenstein's opinion that it was alright to create a "monster". Frankenstein's creation needed a companion. Knowing that his first creation was evil should the doctor make... 
Cliff Notes Friday FRIDAY A handsome, in about 26 years old, with straight and strong limbs, tall and well shaped fellow who bare name Friday which he got for the memory of a day he was rescued. The native who was saved from a certain death by Robinson Crusoe during one of the cannibal rituals of a local tribe. By the man who was actually on his way to Africa to buy Negroes! His hair was long and black bu... 
Cliff Notes Go ask alice Go Ask Alice This book is actually a real diary, written by a 15 year old American girl who is tossed into the world of drugs. The girl has the "perfect" life but is forced to change from a child to an adult virtually overnight. She develops a crass attitude, and becomes paranoid, all because of her newly found lust for drugs. It didn't just happen overnight. She starte... 
Cliff Notes Great expectations Great Expectations The novel, Great Expectations, presents the story of a young boy growing up and becoming a gentleman. He must learn to appreciate people for who they are, not shun them for who they aren"t. Nicknamed Pip, Philip Pirrip, the main character, goes through many changes in his personality, as he is influenced by various people. Pip experiences tough times as a ... 
Cliff Notes Grendel Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener's Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world's institutions as a whole. While Grendel's exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide... 
Cliff Notes Gulliver's travels by jonathan swift Many authors write books about events, their lives and their environment, and their corrupt government. One satirical author who wrote a novel about living in a corrupt society is Jonathan Swift who wrote Gulliver's Travels. The places the protagonist had visited reflected on the author's English government. The life of the author will be shown similar to this book because of t... 
Cliff Notes Hard times Utilitarianism "Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in spring......" A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, Bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second. Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self ... 
Cliff Notes Hatchet In the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, the main character Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old boy from Hampton, New York. Brian's parents just got a divorce. Brian is on his way to visit his father in Canada when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian manages to crash the plane in a lake in the Canadian wilderness in the middle of nowhere. Brian is average height and weight for his grade, maybe a ... 
Cliff Notes Hawthorne Andrew Mr. Wing English III, Period 4 November 23, 1999 Breaking out of Prison Hawthorne"s view on life is wrong. He says that in the depths of human nature there is an inner world in which every human being is alone. Hawthorne"s background and they way he lived his life gave him this dark view on life. His father and grandfather did things that he did not l... 
Cliff Notes Hawthorne to faulkner: the evolution of the short story Hawthorne to Faulkner: The Evolution of the Short Story Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Faulkner"s short stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "A Rose for Emily" use a moral to endorse particular ideals or values. Through their characters examination and evaluation of one another, the author"s lesson is brought forth. The authors" style of preaching morals is reminiscent of the fables of Aeso... 
Cliff Notes Heart of darkness The framing narrative of Heart of Darkness is presented by an unnamed, undefined speaker, who is one of a group of men, former sailors, now professionals, probably middle-aged, on the deck of a yacht at the mouth of the Thames River, London England. The time is probably contemporary with the writing and publication of the novel, so around the turn of the 20th century. One amon... 
Cliff Notes Hill house Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throughout a person"s life they will do something very ignorant or say something very stupid hundreds of times. Most of the time it is because they are trying to impress somebody or change their ways to make someone or others accept them. The story "Haunting of Hill House" has great examples of people changing just to fit in. The author Shirley Jac... 
Cliff Notes Hindsight To fully know one"s self and to be able to completely understand and interpret all actions and experiences one goes through is difficult enough. However, analyzing and interpreting the thoughts and feelings of another human being is in itself on an entirely different level. In the novel Jane Eyre, its namesake makes a decision to reject her one true love in favor of moral decency... 
Cliff Notes Hoop dreams Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story. Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie. Arthur Agee was a 5'6... 
Cliff Notes House of spirits THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF ESEBAN TRUEBA Esteban Trueba's triumphs and defeats Isabel Allende documents The House of the Spirits. After leaving, his mother and sister, and starting a new and independent life, Esteban changes much. For the first time he is successful and wealthy. He feels as if he has no problems, mainly because he does not have a family to weigh him down. T... 
Cliff Notes I stand here ironing I Stand Here Ironing:  The short story by Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing, is an example of a mother daughter struggle. From what I understand, the young mother initially has a rough life, and can barely keep track of herself and her daugher, Emily.

The short story by Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing, is an example of a mother daughter struggle. From what I understand, the y... 

Cliff Notes Inherit the wind The Truth about Stanley Kramer"s Inherit the Wind History is consistently used in films as a technique to teach the values and morals of events that occurred. But what"s the point in teaching history through films when they are terribly fictional? In films, the director finds the best scheme to intrigue their audience only by changing the actual event to satisfy their interest. T... 
Cliff Notes Into thin air Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer is the author of three books including Eiger Dreams and the acclaimed best seller Into the Wild. He is also the contributing editor of Outside magazine. He and his wife live in Seattle Into thin Air is a great adventure story about Jon Krakauer accent of Mt. Everest. Krakauer Was a member of a Rob Halls "Adventure Consultants" expedition ... 
Cliff Notes Irony of the metamorphosis The Metamorphosis I have chosen The Metamorphosis as my subject for this paper; I will take a close look at how the death of Gregor Samsa opens the doors to understanding the story. I will give examples of irony through Gregor"s metamorphosis and how this irony brings together the conclusion of the story. Through his death we see the truth behind his parents, which in it"s self is ironic. ... 
Cliff Notes Island I came to the conclusion that Langston was writing about te struggle to freedom for blacs. Lanston Hughes wrote about racism often in his poems, and this particular poem seems to follow that pattern. Hughes gives the feeling of loneliness and dismay at the fact that he is not considered equal to white people. The poem represents the struggle for freedom and to be considered eq... 
Cliff Notes Jack london Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand... 
Cliff Notes Jack london Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand... 
Cliff Notes Johnny tremain Imagine being back in the colony of Massachusetts before the Revolutionary war. As you walk down the streets of Boston, you meet a young man named Johnny Tremain. After listening to his story, you think of the different ways you could describe him. You could describe him by his looks, by his personality, and by the talents he portrays. His character is so interesting that it's ha... 
Cliff Notes Jurassic park Jurassic Park:  Jurassic Park, the novel by Michael Crichton had many rich, and interesting characters. Crichton seemed to be able to make them come alive and jump out of the pages into three-dimensional people. One such character was John Hammond. This man had dreams of greatness.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park, the novel by Michael Crichton had many rich, and interesting c... 

Cliff Notes Jurrasic park Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Kevin Number of pages: 399 Block B Plot Summary Introduction The Story takes place on an Island off the Coast of Costa Rica. Where A very wealthy man, John Hammond, Has set up A Genetically engineered Dinosaur preserve. Be... 
Cliff Notes Killing mr Killing Mr. Griffin:  I read the book Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan. There was an English teacher, Mr. Griffin, which nobody liked. Especially one particular group of friends. They disliked him so much that they wanted to try and scare him some how. He was a tough teacher, and didn"t give anyone an A.

Killing Mr. Griffin

 

I read the book Killing Mr. Gri... 

Cliff Notes King lear King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love... 
Cliff Notes Last of the mohicans "The Last of the Mohicans" The main difference between "The Last of the Mohicans" book version by James Fenimore Cooper and "The Last of the Mohicans" movie version, generally speaking, is that the book has a more adventurous theme and the movie has a more love and romantic theme. Never the less, both stories were extremely interesting. Main details that support this difference are tha... 
Cliff Notes Letters from a war zone "Letters from a War Zone" deals with the controversy between men and women banning pornography. In this essay there are many strong personal views on pornography and the brutality of women in porn. Men and women have been at war for many years because of this. I agree with banning pornography because pornography lures men into disrespecting women. This essay makes me an... 
Cliff Notes Lightning dean koontz On Wednesday January 12th 1955 Dr. Barkwell is going to deliver Janet Shane"s baby. As soon as he hopped into his car he was held at gunpoint by a strong blond man and was told that he wouldn"t be delivering the baby tonight. This incident allowed Laura Shane to be born a healthy young girl. When Laura was born her mother died at birth, but it only mattered that she lived. Ever b... 
Cliff Notes Lisa bright & dark John Neufeld is the author of "Lisa Bright & Dark". He lives and works in New York City these days. He was educated at Yale. His style of writing are usually touching stories. Finding information about John Neufeld is quite difficult since the Internet nor the book has provided any help whatsoever. Lisa Shilling is the main character of this book. She is just sixteen as she s... 
Cliff Notes Little women Title: Little Women Number of Pages: 562 Original Copyright Date: 1868 Date Completed: February 23, 2000 Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Plot Summary: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the March sisters. Their father is off to war and they rely on their mother, Marmee, to see them through the hard times of the Civil War. In the first part of this book the reader is i... 
Cliff Notes Living and dying  Living And Dying Tuesdays With Morrie was an excellent book in many ways. It opened my eyes up to how I would like to die and what I would like to pass on to my loved ones. I don"t always tell my parents and brother that I love them, although very rarely do I tell my closest friends. After reading this book it has helped me be more open with my feelings. After all I will never know... 
Cliff Notes Lord of the flies Symbols Imagine a bunch of young children's lives changed by being trapped on a island with no civilization around. William Golding shows how terrifying it can be in Lord Of The Flies, the novel that brings symbolism above all to the emotions of all that read it. The symbols that bring out the meaning the best are the leadership skills, the fire and the conch. First, are the lead... 
Cliff Notes Lord of the flies In the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, Simon is the most powerful character. Although he is peaceful and shy, Simon closely resembles the role of Christ in many of his ways. He tries to show the boys there is no monster on the island except the fears that the boys have created in their minds. During a meeting, Simon shares what he believes is the truth by saying the... 
Cliff Notes Lord of the flies Lord of the Flies:  In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies dealt with changes that the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the isolated freedom from society.

In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical island to illustrate the... 

Cliff Notes Lovely people do stupid things Lovely People Do Stupid Things How is love to influence our lives? Love-struck people do crazy things to express how they care for that particular person yet it is a long and windy road to these actions. It is down this path that experience spawns and trouble and happiness are felt. Janie Crawford of Zora Neale Hurston"s Their Eyes Were Watching God, shows the road through the steps of her ... 
Cliff Notes Macbeth- silioquy analization The opposition of light and dark as symbols for life and death is the foundation upon which much of Shakesphere"s Macbeth is built. In Act V Scene V of Macbeth, strong words covey all of these thoughts to the reader. The tone for Macbeth"s speech is immediately set after hearing of the death of Lady Macbeth. Having lost his queen, and seeing his hopes turn to ashes, the bitter Ma... 
Cliff Notes Maigret and then toy village I read the book Maigret And Then Toy Village. I really liked this book. The Hound of the Baskervilles and Maigret And The Toy Village were very different. I liked Maigret And The Toy Village better than The Hound of the Baskervilles because it had more of a mysrery to it and it was more interesting. In the story The Hound of the Baskervilles the story hooked me ... 
Cliff Notes Mansfield park  Mansfield Park This novel, originally published in 1814, is the first of Jane Austen's novels not to be a revised version of one of her pre-1800 writings. Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered atypical of Jane Austen, as being solemn and moralistic, especially when contrasted with the immediately preceding Pride and Prejudice and the immediately following Emma... 
Cliff Notes Martian chronicles The Issues of Past and Present! If the Martian Chronicles had been written in the 1999"s instead of fifty years ago, many issues and problems would change. Ray Bradbury wrote his book in 1946. In it he wrote about problems such as censorship, man"s cruelty to man, and loneliness. Each issue shows up in one or two of his chronicles. All of his issues affect every one of his ... 
Cliff Notes Mattimeo Author: Brian Jacques Publisher: The Putnam & Grosset Book Group Date of Publication: December 1991 Setting: The story takes place in Mossflower, a forested area where the animals of Redwall live. It takes place in fantasy times. There are no humans, just animals roam the earth. The Main Characters: The main characters are Mattimeo who is the son of the great warrior mouse... 
Cliff Notes Merchant of venice Many people are villainous in the way they act, and their villainous acts may be rooted in the desire to destroy others, or in the hopes of elevating themselves. Many people may only act "villainous" in reaction to the way they have been treated in the past. Shylock the Jew is the villain or antagonist in the play The Merchant of Venice. Shylock mistreats Antonio the ... 
Cliff Notes Metamorphosis Metamorphosis:  "Metamorphosis" By: Franz Kafka What is reality? Every person has his or her own "reality" or truth of their existence. For some it may be nothing they expected while others can just be successful in anything. The true reality is that regardless of what direction is taken in life a person brings the same inner self, motivational levels and attitudes. <... 
Cliff Notes Miceandmen The book that I have read that has really stayed with me is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading it which is unusual because I usualy don't enjoy reading to much. There was something about George and Lennie's friendship that really made me think. Seeing how they were and how they shared life was really intresting. George didn't have to bother with Lennie, he coul... 
Cliff Notes Michaelangelo In the time of the Renaissance there were many artists but one really stood out to me, he was Michelangelo. He stood out the most to me because he had some of the most beautiful work I have ever seen. He painted some of the most beautiful building that is still around today. One of the most that I enjoyed looking at was the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. It took him a lot of time to paint the ... 
Cliff Notes Moby dick Moby Dick is an extremely long novel written by Herman Melville. This book is an epic tale of a crazed sea captain hunting the whale that bit off his leg told through the eyes of a school teacher. As the story begins Ishmael is at the local boating dock looking for work. Ishmael being a school teacher has allot of time off as of the moment because the school is at recess, for wha... 
Cliff Notes More hamlet Within the play Hamlet there exists many puns and phrases, which have a double meaning. Little ploys on words which tend to add a bit of entertainment to the dialogue of the play. These forked tongue phrases are used by Shakespeare to cast an insight to the characters in the play to give them more depth and substance. However, most importantly these phrases cause the reader or ... 
Cliff Notes Much ado about nothing How is Dogberry the fool or jester of the play? What is the significance of Dogberry's discovery about the plot against Hero? Do you think that Dogberry's ignorance is actually knowledge about life? Support your answers with details from text. "Marry, sir, they have committed false report; moreover, they have spoken untruths; secondarily, they are slanders; sixth and lastly, t... 
Cliff Notes Murder must advertise When advertising executive Victor Dean dies from a fall down the stairs at Pym's Publicity, Lord Peter Wimsey is asked to investigate. It seems that, before he died, Dean had begun a letter to Mr. Pym suggesting some very unethical dealings at the posh London ad agency. Wimsey goes undercover and discovers that Dean was part of the fast crowd at Pym's, a group taken to partying and doing drugs. Wi... 
Cliff Notes Murder on the orient express  Murder on the Orient Express:  Do you like murder, mystery, and suspense? Well if you do Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, is the book for you. This novel portrays the trials and tribulations of Hercule Poirot, a talented and experienced detective. Within the first few chapters the reader is already caught in a web of deceit and lies.

Do you like murder, myst... 

Cliff Notes My antonia  My Antonia by Willa Cather Author: Willa Sibert Cather, Nebraska's most noted author was born in Virginia. At the age of ten she moved with her family to Webster County, Nebraska. Many of Cather's acquaintances and Red Cloud area scenes can be recognized in her writings. Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays and novels, winning many awards. In 1920 she won the Pulitzer Prize... 
Cliff Notes My brother sam is dead My Brother Sam is Dead Author: by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier Category: Historical Fiction Summary: It starts out in the 1770's during the Revolution War and Samuel Meeker or Sam for short just interred the room of the tavern and he chimes in to everybody who is waiting to eat, he comes in saying where beating the Lobster Backs. His father, Eliphalet Meeker but ... 
Cliff Notes Never the twain shall meet book report Throughout the ITP program and the lower level ASL classes the name Gallaudet is driven into our heads. We know of the University named after him and how he was the man to bring education to the Deaf in America. What was not before mentioned is that there were two Gallaudets. The first thing I learned from this book is the importance of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and his son Edward Miner Gallaude... 
Cliff Notes Night  Without a doubt, one of the darkest episodes in the history of mankind involved the systematic extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and gays by Nazi Germany. In order to get a good sense of the horror and despair that was felt by the interned, one simply needs to read the memoirs of Elie Wiesel in his "Night", as translated from French by Stella Rodway and copyrighted by Bantam Books in 1960. ... 
Cliff Notes Night by elie wiesel Night by Elie Wiesel:  In reading, Night by Elie Wiesel and A Man's Search For Meaning by , many stories of the torturous life in the concentration camps during the second world war. In each book, the reader gets a different point of view from each book because in Night, you get to read about a teenager's view and in the book, A Man's Search For Meaning, you get to read about a middle ag... 
Cliff Notes Of mice and men Of Mice & Men compared to My Brother Jack:  In society, the identity/personality of people often affects their relationships and the power they have within those relationships. The issue of power varies considerably in law and moral values, and the amount of power obtained varies in accordance to the position of whom in the relationship it is held by.

Sow how the personalities... 

Cliff Notes Of mice and men Of Mice and Men...Movie vs. Book:

The movie 1992 movie version of Of Mice and Men shows differences along with similarities to the book written by John Steinbeck. Differences were common mainly within the plot of the story. The first notable variation was in the beginning.

Of Mice and Men: Movie Vs. Book

The movie 1992 movie version of Of Mice and Men shows differences ... 

Cliff Notes Of mice and men Of Mice and Men:  " The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place"(unknown). Life is all about making choices. One is born, as his or her own person, and it is up to her to decide who she wants to be and become.

" The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life... 

Cliff Notes Of mice and men The book that I have read that has really stayed with me is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. I really enjoyed reading it which is unusual because I usualy don't enjoy reading to much. There was something about George and Lennie's friendship that really made me think. Seeing how they were and how they shared life was really intresting. George didn't have to bother with Lennie, h... 
Cliff Notes Old man and the sea This part of the story has to do with Santiago against nature and the sea. In this part of the story, he goes out and fights nature in the form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, a marlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff and moves out in a journey to capture a fish after a long losing streak of eighty-four days. U... 
Cliff Notes On my honor Marion Dane Bauer, On My Honor. Clarion, 1986. 90pp. Marion Bauer certainly followed in the tradition of great novels. On My Honor is set in the hot summer of a small city. It explores the stress we put on ourselves to express blame and feel guilt when blamed. The biggest heartache is when you blame yourself for things that could not be prevented, or were not your fault. That is what Joel ... 
Cliff Notes On the road On The Road The novel On The Road is based on one mans true stories about his craziest adventures through the United States and Mexico. This is one of the greatest novels of all time and nothing I have read so far seems so realistic. Jack Kerovac, who is the author of the book, places himself as the narrator. Sal paradise (jack Kervac) and his best companion dean Morioty ... 
Cliff Notes One flew over the cuckoo's nest- ken kesey's characterization of women  Kesey"s characterization of women is by no means fair. He perceives one type to be the bossy domineering woman, and the other type to be submissive whores. He is subjective to the inmates being futile, perceiving us to think that their wives and especially Big "Powerful" Nurse took away their manliness. Kesey tries to imply that whores such as Candy Starr, contradict that, and offer them coura... 
Cliff Notes Ordinary people Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital,... 
Cliff Notes Paradise lost paradise lost:  The words I chose to concentrate the most on in Milton"s Paradise Lost is omnipotence and omniscient. We come across these words several times in the course of the story and it is always referring to God which is understanding since he is all-powerful, all-knowing.

The words I chose to concentrate the most on in Milton"s Paradise Lost is omnipotence and omniscient... 

Cliff Notes Paradiso In spite of all the sheer effort put behind it, Dante"s Paradiso is not easy to enjoy. It is an alliance between difficulty and controversy. It is a narration of Dante"s so called visit to heaven, which seems tangible to no one but him. He slowly gives us his perceived account while inserting an archive of philosophical tidbits, which often divert the reader"s attention from t... 
Cliff Notes Point of view in grendel and beowulf Contrasting points of view in Grendel and Beowulf significantly alter the reader"s perception of religion, good and evil, and the character Grendel. John Gardner"s book, Grendel, is written in first person. The book translated by Burton Raffel, Beowulf, is written in third person. Good and evil is one of the main conflicts in the poem Beowulf. How is Grendel affected by the concepts... 
Cliff Notes Possessing the secret of joy: four men to find a cure Four Men to Find a Cure The four main men in Possessing the Secret of Joy have roles that contradict a stereotypical male; they are the cure to Tashi's happiness. Alice Walker gives Adam, Mzee, Pierre, and Benny roles that show a softer side to men. These four men are very different from each other but they do have some resemblance of each other. These men who were all very devotedly a... 
Cliff Notes Primitive roots  

Primitive Roots: 

Does our primitive nature come back to us if we are in need of it or is all

forgotten about are primitive background?

Primitive Roots?

Does our primitive nature come back to us if we are in need of it or is all

forgotten about are primitive background? In William Golding"s novel Lord

of the Flies such a situatio... 

Cliff Notes Princess Plato"s analysis of the truth through "The Parable of the Cave" is an effective, valid tool to help us analyze our own life and ultimately find the truth. He did this by first analyzing his own life and the bearers who used shadows to keep him from reaching the roadway to wisdom. It has proved to be an effective assessment not only when he was alive but even up until today. The parabl... 
Cliff Notes Proposal for angela Proposal For Angela's Ashes:  While reading Angela"s Ashes in my junior year of high school I thought about how life must have been for other families with low incomes during the Great Depression. Although Angela"s Ashes takes place mainly in Ireland during the Potato Famine, I believe that what the McCourt family went through was very similar to the struggles that the working class expe... 
Cliff Notes Pushed, chosen, and choosing Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, was a novel about one woman"s self-revelation. It began when she was a very young girl, first being pushed, then chosen, and finally choosing. Born a victim of circumstance, Janie was subject to her position in life. She was raised to uphold the standards of the early African American generation. From the beginning, she was tau... 
Cliff Notes Pygmalion Higgins' Philosophy Professor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. While one may expect a well educated man, such as Higgins, to be a gentleman, he is far from it. Higgins believes that how you treated someone is not important, as long as you treat everyone equally. The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort... 
Cliff Notes Raision A Raisin In The Sun Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for their future that a $10,000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Wa... 
Cliff Notes Raptor red  1. The novel I read was "Raptor Red" by Robert T. Bakker. Published by Simon & Schuster, in 1995. Rapotor Red is a female raptor struggling to survive in a kill or be killed world on her own after losing her mate. 2. The setting changes all throughout the book as Raptor Red migrates from one place to another. In somesettings she i... 
Cliff Notes Red badge of courage Henry In Stephen Crane's novel "The Red Badge of Courage", we examine the episodes of war through the eyes of the main character, Henry Fleming. Because the book is rather vague about many details, we don't know how old Henry is, what he looks like, or where he comes from. We do know that Henry is from somewhere in New York and that he was raised by his mother. Al... 
Cliff Notes Redstorm rising book report Red Storm Rising is a book about the Soviet Union and Russia's attempt to overtake the Atlantic so they can launch an offensive against the United States of America and maybe other NATO countries such as England and Germany. The story begins in 1980 at a very productive but old, Soviet oil refinery in Nizhnevartovsk. The refinery is blown up by Islamic terrorists that hope to be 'heard' by th... 
Cliff Notes Review of demian by hesse How to be Enlightened A Review of Demian, by Hermann Hesse How does one become enlightened? Some would say, deep meditation, others would say, some long mystical journey that involves some spiritual guide. I think that the best person to study for that question would be Hermann Hesse. Hesse has written many books, involving profound ideas on the subject of enlightenment. One great b... 
Cliff Notes Robinson crusoe Robinson was a young man of 18 and had a dream to be a sailor. He asked his father for permission. His father thought that he should stay home and take over the family business or study law. Robinson asked his father again to let him have just one sail. His father disapproved once more. One afternoon a shipped sailed in from the harbor. The captain of the ship was one of Crusoe"s friend"s, father.... 
Cliff Notes Savage inequalities  In Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol documents the devastating inequalities in American schools, focusing on public education"s "savage inequalities" between affluent districts and poor districts. From 1988 till 1990, Kozol visited schools in over thirty neighborhoods, including East St. Louis, the Bronx, Chicago, Harlem, Jersey City, and San Antonio. Kozol describes horrifying conditions in ... 
Cliff Notes Seasons of a man's life Daniel J. Levinson wrote The Seasons of A Man's Life. Mr. Levinson conducted his research for the book in the late 1960's. At that time he was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale University School of Medicine, Director of Psychology in the Connecticut Mental Health Center and Director of the Research Unit for Social Psychol... 
Cliff Notes See, i told you so  It is not very often that a person has his own national television show, radio show, and two books that have been on the "New York Times Best Seller List." Rush Limbaugh happens to be one of these unique people, his radio show is popular, his television show has the largest audience for a program of its type and his new book is one of the best of its kind. Limbaugh alw... 
Cliff Notes Siddhartha  Siddhartha: The Search for the Inner Self Siddhartha had one single goal - to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow - to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought - that was his goal. When all the Self was conquered and dead, when all passions and desires were silent, ... 
Cliff Notes Sister carrie  In August of 1889, Carrie Meeber leaves her small town to find employment in the city of Chicago. Theodore Dreiser, the author of Sister Carrie, informs the reader that, "Self-interest with her was high, but not strong. It was nevertheless her guiding characteristic.". With her youth and innocence she hopes to seek employment so that she can get and buy all the nice things t... 
Cliff Notes Six easy pieces by richard feynman  Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 in Brooklyn; in 1942 he received his Ph.D. from Princeton. Already displaying his brilliance, Feynman played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb through his work in the Manhattan Project. In 1945 he became a physics teacher at Cornell University, and in 1950 he became a professor at the California Institute of Technology. He, along with S... 
Cliff Notes Song of solomon The novel Song of Solomon has several recurring themes, including that of sexuality. Morrison effectively demonstrates these sexual themes relating to both sexes. Unlike in her other novels, both the men and women are "searching for love, for valid sexual encounters, and above all, for a sense that they are worthy."(Bakerman 318) While Song of Solomon gives men a more prominent p... 
Cliff Notes Songs of innocence and experience In William Blake"s Songs of Innocence and Experience, the gentle lamb and the dire tiger define childhood by setting a contrast between the innocence of youth and the experience of age. The Lamb is written with childish repetitions and a selection of words which could satisfy any audience under the age of five. Blake applies the lamb in representation of youthful immaculate... 
Cliff Notes Source analysis: the death of hector The Death of Hector is actually just one part of a larger work. The Iliad was written during the Dark Ages of Greece by a blind poet named Homer. It was mainly entertainment, but today has turned into a significant, though unrealistic History of the Dark ages of Greece. The Iliad was written and performed for a bunch of drunk, barbaric nobles who were the soldiers of the ... 
Cliff Notes Standing in the light 1. The theme of this book was in search of ones self. I chose this theme because Catharine was in search of her self throughout the whole story. Her and her brother were taken captive by the Lenape Indian tribe and she had to search to find her self throughout her time in captivity. In the beginning when she was captured, it was awkward and confusing. This was because she ... 
Cliff Notes Steven king paper  "If you have an imagination, let it run free." - Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today"s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail ... 
Cliff Notes Stillwatch  Reading is extremely underrated in our country today. Those who do read know what I"m saying. And I"m not talking about Dr. Seuss or Ann M. Martin. I mean REAL books! Books by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and other best-selling authors. One best-selling author that I have the utmost respect for is Mary Higgins Clark. She"s written chart-topping novels such as Where Are the Childre... 
Cliff Notes Submission of societies Submission of Societies "Oppression that cannot be overcome does not give rise to revolt but to submission." This concept can be clearly seen in both Brave New World and 1984, even though the structure of their societies are different. The goal of their respective governments is the same, total control of society. The governments use similar tactics of manipulation, wi... 
Cliff Notes Summary Black Like Me John Howard Griffin was a journalist and a specialist on race issues. After publication, he became a leading advocate in the Civil Rights Movement and did much to promote awareness of the racial situations and pass legislature. He was middle aged and living in Mansfield, Texas at the time of publication in 1960. His desire to kno... 
Cliff Notes Super-duper teddy Wendy Abram February 9, 2000 Book Report (about a boy character) Title: Super-Duper Teddy Author: Johanna Hurwitz Setting: The story takes place in Teddy"s neighborhood, Teddy"s apartment, and in Anita"s house. Main Character: The main character is Teddy. Supporting Characters: There are many supporting characters. They are Teddy"s mom; his sister, Nora; his neighbor, Anita; his ... 
Cliff Notes Survival in auschwitz  "Imagine now a man who is deprived of everyone he loves, and at the same time of his house, his habits, his clothes, in short, of everything he possesses: he will be a hollow man, reduced to suffering and needs, forgetful of dignity and restraint, for he who loses all often easily loses himself." This short quote is taken from Primo Levi"s "Survival in Auschwitz". It depicts a true story of... 
Cliff Notes Taoist influence in the good earth Taoist influence in The Good Earth:  The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is a story that takes place in the early twentieth

century in China. It is a novel about a man, Wang Lung, and some of the events he

endures in his lifetime.

Taoist Influences in The Good Earth

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is a story that takes place in the early twentieth

centu... 

Cliff Notes Tess of the d'ubervilles Thomas Hardy was one of the finest writers of the Victorian age. Among countless poems and novels there is one that seems to stand alone, "Tess of the D"Urbervilles." This novel is one of Hardy"s most recognized works maybe because the problems of the Victorian era relate to many in this modern age. Problems such as rape, the importance of purity and never knowing what you really have until it'... 
Cliff Notes The a.b.c.murders  4/30 Mystery Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. Murders, The world Publishing Company, 1945. pp. 306. 1. Captain Arthur Hastings: Mr. Hastings was a friend and an accomplice to Hercule Poirot in solving the case of the A.B.C. murders. Hercule Poirot: He was the main detective and investigator in the A.B.C. murders. He is a very intelligent and intellectual person. ... 
Cliff Notes The age of innocence The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, contains many flat, static characters representing Old New York society. At the apex of that society is Mr. and Mrs. Henry van der Luyden. As the narrator describes, their appearances are rare, but yet these few appearances provide more than enough information for the reader to "know" the character. This information comes from sev... 
Cliff Notes The atrocity of war The Atrocity of War More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments (Franklin D. Roosevelt). In some people"s minds, war is glorified. The romanticized perspective that society bases war on is reversed in the book Catch-22. The Vietnam War e... 
Cliff Notes The awakening -Compare/contrast Edna's love for Leonce, Robert, and Arobin. Throughout the novel, it became increasingly obvious of Edna's difficulty in the field of true love. She had initially found what she knew wasn't, followed by infatuation, and finally what she was sure was. Several different forms of love were present, yet each (including the final) proved to be unsuccessful. Edna never felt ... 
Cliff Notes The ballad of the sad cafe The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers is a story of love illustrated through the romantic longings and attractions of the three eccentric characters; Miss Amelia, Cousin Lymon, and Marvin Macy. McCullers depicts love as a force, often strong enough to change people's attitudes and behaviors. Yet, the author seems to say, if the love is unrequited, individuals, having los... 
Cliff Notes The best little girl in the world Analysis of The Best Little Girl in the World The author of my book is Steven Levenkron. Warner Books published this book in September of 1978 in New York, NY. The genre of my book is fiction with suspense. The Best Little Girl in the World could be based on a true story, but it is not completely true to life. It would fall under the suspense category because the reader does not ... 
Cliff Notes The book of kells The book of Kells: a celtic masterpiece:  In a time when the British Isles were bombarded by raids from the ferocious Vikings of the Scandinavian Peninsula, many works great works of art were destroyed. Often, beautiful works were buried underground for safety. However, many were never uncovered. One amazing work that managed to survive through these tumultuous times was The Book of Kell... 
Cliff Notes The brethren by john grisham The book I read was The Brethren, by John Grisham. It was a suspense book. Three judges, called The Brethren by their fellow prisoners, lived in a very minimal security prison. They had just begun fine “ tuning a mail scam that extorted homosexuals with families and lots of money. Then, they snag the wrong person, someone very powerful on the outside. It seems The Brethren"s days of scammin... 
Cliff Notes The call of the wild The Call of the Wild has a very interesting plot. It is centered around a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix, named Buck. At home, which was a large house called Judge Millers Place, in the sun kissed Sanata Clara Valley, he ruled over all dogs. Buck was Judge Miller's inseperable companion, until a man named Manuel, who was the one of the gardener's helpers, commited a treach... 
Cliff Notes The cave Notes on "The Cave" author- Jean McCord George- Bum who lived in a cave and made statues Charles- Main char. Charles was running when he saw a cave. He stopped and looked in it, an old bum found him and asked what he was doing. Charles and the bum (George) became good friends, and Charles would visit him as much a he could to watch him make the statues. The bum made statues in th... 
Cliff Notes The chosen The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a book about friendship between two boys from vastly different religious Jewish backgrounds. Their initial distrust and hatred for each other because of their differing backgrounds gives way to undestanding, and develops into a deep friendship. Danny Saunders is brought up in a Chasidic environment. His father is the Rabbi of his synagogue and sect,... 
Cliff Notes The client 1) The main character of my book was Mark Sway. 2) Mark Sway is a bad little eleven year old boy with a huge burden on his hands. Mark smokes ciggaretes, uses foul language, and picks on his little brother, Ricky. Mark grew up in a trailer, with an abusive father, a mother who is hardly around, and his little brother Ricky who annoys him plenty. Mark was a very strong character w... 
Cliff Notes The count of monte cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is a very powerful book. So powerful in fact, that was controversial when it was first released. The Catholic church in France condemned it because of its powerful message it presented the reader. This theme was one of revenge and vengeance. Monte Cristo had two goals- to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father, and to punish those respons... 
Cliff Notes The creator speaking through his creation Prospero"s epilogue at the conclusion of The Tempest provides interesting parallels to its author"s life. Written near the end of his career, numerous scholars suggest that it is Shakespeare"s written farewell. Just as Shakespeare sculpts a world from nothing, Prospero authors the events on the island. Prospero"s monologue flows naturally with they story and... 
Cliff Notes The crucible the crucible:  The Crucible" was written by Arthur Miller, a famous playwright of his time. Some of his other works include "Death of a Salesman" and "A View From the Bridge." Miller has received such awards as The Gold Medal Award for Drama and the Pulitzer Prize.

The Crucible" was written by Arthur Miller, a famous playwright of his time. Some of his other works include "Death ... 

Cliff Notes The crucible In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods. However, there were other factors as well, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors held against each other, and the physical an... 
Cliff Notes The crystal cave the crystal cave:  If the name Merlin were spoken, many would immediately connect the name to the legendary magician that served King Arthur. Many variations of this legendary magician have been passed down through the ages, but only one makes the reader connect with Merlin as a man and not just a magician. In the book The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart makes the reader see that Merlin is not... 
Cliff Notes The depression Imagine for a moment, waking up one day to find yourself on a dirty floor, a pile of rags, or maybe even the street. You look down at yourself to find you're wearing the same clothes you wore yesterday, except they are completely filthy and have lots of holes in places like the knees and elbows. You have no access to a mirror to show you what you look like so you go t... 
Cliff Notes The devil and daniel webster Stephen Vincent Benét was born in 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His education came from Yale University and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. "The Devil and Daniel Webster" has a wide array of characters, each with a distinguished personality, yet an overall temperment that would be fitting of a New England community. The main character is Jabez Stone, a wealthy ... 
Cliff Notes The farewell to arms A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway, is a typical love story. A Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the obstacles of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The war affects the emotions and values of each character. ... 
Cliff Notes The gallant boys of gettysburg  The story I read took place mostly at the Battle of Gettysburg. Tom and Jeff Majors had just enrolled in the Confederate army. Tom enrolled as a private and Jeff as a drummer boy. Their dad, Nelson Majors, who had been in the army for quite some time, had just been promoted to Major. Tom and Jeff were appointed to their father's unit. They fought in the Battle of Gettysb... 
Cliff Notes The gambia The Gambia, translated from the French La Gambia was first colonized by Portugal in 1445 on what was later named St. Mary"s Island. Subsequently, the area was visited by France and later, Britain who began to build strong trading posts along it"s western shores. In the 1700"s The Gambia was proclaimed to be part of Britain. By 1969 The Gambia became a republic within the British commonwealth of na... 
Cliff Notes The godfather The Godfather Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Based on Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather was based in the late 1940's in New York City. The story is about the Corleone family, which is headed by Vito Corleone. He had four sons. The quick to act older son is Santino, also known as Sunny. The next son is Fredo and the youngest son is Mechael which was in the military at the start of... 
Cliff Notes The good earth In The Good Earth, by Pearl S, Wang Lung the main character is a poor peasant who buys a wife and moves up in the social ladder during the peasants' revolution. This story displays many major ideas of ancient Chinese culture, such as the social order, the treatment of women, and the role of the family in everyday life. At the beginning of the movie the following quote appears on the screen "T... 
Cliff Notes The great departure Daniel Smith"s, The Great Departure illustrates very well the United State"s evolution from a traditionally isolationist nation to an interventionist nation. WWI literally dragged the U.S. out of its isolationist shell and placed the U.S. at the forefront of international politics. The pressure to join WWI was resisted greatly by the Wilson administration and the country as a who... 
Cliff Notes The great houdini The performer known world wide as Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. To this day many connected with the small town of Appleton still claim the untruth that Houdini was born there strictly to attract tourists. Houdini's father... 
Cliff Notes The greatest day  "Buzz" Aldrin, pilot of the Lunar module for the Apollo 11 space flight to the moon, coincided in his priest shortly before the launch of Apollo 11. Aldrin was scared that neither the Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong, nor the public would understand the social and philosophical ramifications of landing on the moon. Shortly after the Lunar Module landed at Tranquility base, on the s... 
Cliff Notes The hobbit  This book is titled The Hobbit; it is 297 pages long and is written by J.R.R. Tolkien, He has written The lord of the Rings as well. This is a story about a Hobbit whose name is Bilbo Baggins. One morning thirteen Dwarfs and Gandalf The Wandering Wizard appeared at Bilbo's door. The Dwarfs wanted Bilbo to help them conquer a dragon named Smaug, who had taken over their land. When Bilbo woke ... 
Cliff Notes The horse dealer"s daughter In D.H. Lawrence"s "The Horse Dealer"s Daughter," Mabel "did not share the same life as her brothers "(195). Mabel Pervin was not close to her brothers, because there were personal and physical separations. Mabel was a plain, uninteresting woman. She seldom showed emotion on her face. In fact her face usually remained impassive and unchanged. Her brothers could be described as th... 
Cliff Notes Their eyes were watching god Their Eyes Were watching God:  In the beginning of Zora Neale Hurston"s book, Their Eye Were Watching God, Janie had an adolescent view on love until she learns many lessons through her three marriages. She learned from her marriage to Logan Killicks that she could not learn to love someone.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Three Marriages, Three Lessons

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Cliff Notes They shouldnt make you promise that In everyone"s life there comes a point in time when you assess your life, not just look back in time, but see the progression, the triumphs and the failures.....Eleanor Smith had reached this point. She sees that things aren"t as they seem, the passion and desire is gone from her marriage, she is unable to influence her children"s life, her best friend, who is an alcoholic seems ... 
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