Many regard World War II as the best war ever, but why? It seems the one fact that stands out in American minds is that the Allied Powers were fighting against people who were perceived as "evil”, such as Adolf Hitler and Emperor Hirohito. Many disregard all the casualties and hardships and only t
HUMA 3639: Reading and Readers: Representation and Culture
Final Research Essay
What to Read?
The Contributing Factors to the Process of Book Selection
"Never apologize for your reading tastes"
- Betty Rosenberg
Professor Priscila Uppal
Wednesday March 22n
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HOW TO READ A BOOK
Strategies for Getting the Most out of Non-Fiction Reading
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HOW TO READ A BOOK
A Guide to Reading the Great Books by Mortimer J. Adler
Table of Contents
Preface PART I . THE ACTIVITY OF READING
CHAPTER ONE To the Average Reader 1 2 3 4 CHAPTER TWO The Reading of "Reading" 1 2 3 4 5 CHAPTER THREE Reading is Learning 1 2 3 4 5 6 CHAPTER FOUR Teachers, D
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written from the view point of the boy Huckleberry Finn., who tells about the adventures he is having on the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, whose name is Jim. It becomes apparent early in the book that there are a couple of people who p
Eric Arthur Blair was born in 1903 at Motihari in British-occupied India. While growin up, he attended private schools in Sussex, Wellington and Eton. He worked at the Imperial Indian Police untill 1927 when he went to London to study the poverty stricken. He then moved to Paris where he wrote t
Table of Contents
2. About the author
3. Overview of the Book
4. Book review
Philippines, being an archipelago is a home to numerous folks and cultures, each different from the other, separated by bodies of water, language and beliefs. The fact that we, Filipinos have been under the ---- of different countries, our ancestors have had their sh
A Tree Grown in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, what a splendid name for this book. Most people that have not read this book might only think that this book is about a tree growing in Brooklyn. Not knowing that this book is really about Francie Nolan. Francie is the tree that is growing in Br
Thomas Hardy, an English born writer, drew much from his life to compose his works. Born in a small town in the region of Dorset, Hardy learned early on the need for education and the distinction of social status. Pressured by his father into a career in architecture, Hardy read literature and co
Whirligigs By: Paul Fleischman
After getting humiliated at a party, Brent drives away drunk and decides to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on the highway, he ends up killing someone else. He killed a girl named Lea. Her mom asks Brent to put up 4 whirligigs, one in each corn
There are many ways to tell a story. Back before there were books there as the actual storyteller who could speak out a story. There is also acting where people physically perform a story. Books are another storytelling device that is more permanent, the words are kept and they can be reviewed again
Kindred shows many values and morals between people. The book shows the slaves feelings and point of views on slavery. Octavia Bulter uses plot events in order to develop the themes of Helpfulness to saves lives, Disobedience that causes pain, and Racisms that cause pain/suffering in her 20th c
"THE TAO OF POOH"
Philosophy is a complicated subject. Since the beginning of human existence, many tried to come up with theories about life, happiness, reality and knowledge. From philosophical ideas different beliefs sprung, and existence of different religions followed. Every theory raised
Neither the novel nor film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is superior to the other, just different. In the book you delve more into the separate characters while in the film you see the relationships in action. The book gives you a broader view of everything, but at the same time the movie points
Banning of the Book/Play Romeo And Juliet
1. Brief Summary of the Play
The story is happening in the city of Verona, where two respectful
houses, Montague and Capulet, are in rage for many years.
The sun of Montague, Romeo, is deeply in love with Rosaline. As a "cure"
for his love,
The Red Book and the Power Structure of Communist China
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms;
there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao
Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from
The More Diverse Campus is the Better Things are for Everyone Affirmative Action in the University of Oregon Affirmative Action was created to give minorities a better chance of obtaining employment. That is the tradition definition of Affirmative Action, but the University of Oregon admissions
I was raised Catholic, at the insistance of my parents. After many years of drinking and partying, I got very bored and thought, Is this ALL there is to life?!?! I thought, If there really IS any truth to a life after death, I should at least TRY to find the answer. I started to do some research
The story The Jungle Book is a collection of stories written about the ecosystems
and everyone's part in it. This book is written mostly from the animals point of view
telling their feelings and their unheard laws. The book was written in a very simple form
and was very easy to rea
About the book:
The book "Burmese Days" was written by George Orwell and published first in 1934. Orwell took the inspiration for this first novel of his from the experiences he gained during his service as an imperial police officer in Burma in the late 1920s. There he was confronted with extre
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is, not and should not, be considered a child's story. A story like this may corrupt a young child's mind. It deals with adult themes and concepts that are generally not suitable for young children. Als o, if used as a child's story it may confuse
The Diary of Anne Frank is about a girl that kept a diary
while hiding from Nazi's in Amsterdam for two years. The
diary ends when the Nazi's found her and her family. Her
whole family was killed in exception for her father. She
was given the journal on her thirteenth birthday. She
The Changing Of Characters
Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this? Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out
Have you ever read the book "The Outsiders?" One of the main characters is Ponyboy Curtis. He has many good virtues. First of all, he has a good friendship with his friends. Secondly, he has courage. Finally, Ponyboy is very honest. Those virtues make Ponyboy who he
Every since I remember, my brother was a trouble child, he always had an attitude problem , he was always mad at the world , and because this he was constantly getting in trouble at school at work and as he grew up with his relationships.
I always observed him and stood quiet, to me it was no
The Hidden Life of Dogs: Book Review
The Hidden Life Of Dogs was written by Elizabeth Thomas who is currently well
know and highly re-spected for her books. Elizabeth Thomas was born in America
and currently lives in New Hampshire. This is a book that is unlike any book
ever written as it takes th
Orwell, George. 1984 New York: Signet Classic, 1949. 245 pages.
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
I cannot emphasize how much I loved that sentence, which happened to be the first sentence of the amazing story, 1984. I like the fact that it takes a
Freedom at Midnight (1975) is a book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. It describes the events in the Indian independence movement in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten as the last viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.