My Papa’s Waltz: Essay

My Papa’s Waltz: Essay

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Theodore Roethke was an American poet born in 1908 in Michigan. He was the son of German immigrants who settled there. His father owned a greenhouse along with Theodore’s uncle.  During adolescence, he had to deal with his uncle’s suicide and his father’s death from cancer. Roethke studied at Michigan University and subsequently at Harvard University; however, because of financial reasons he couldn’t complete his studies and started teaching English at different universities. During his stay at the University of Michigan, he started suffering from manic depression and translated that into his poetry. (more…)

Against the Government Taking Away Civil Liberties from Citizens: Essay

Against the Government Taking Away Civil Liberties from Citizens: Essay

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The trauma faced by the American people and the country itself by the September 121 terrorist attacks have not only had serious repercussions internationally but also seen internal changes within the United States society as the legal changes have affected the basic civil liberties of the people and their constitutional rights. (Stephens 4)In a very short period of time, both the government security and intelligence personnel have been given sweeping powers not only to spy the citizens of the country without any proof of a crime, keep secret proceedings which were done openly in the past, and to implement actions like racial profiling, detentions without any criminal charges. The government agents can carry out clandestine searches and wiretaps without credible reason, to check people’s internet and library use, and to collect private report. (more…)

Spanish American War Essay

Spanish American War Essay

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“To what extent was the Spanish-American War one of the most unnecessary wars ever fought?”

In the 1890’s the United States attitude turned much aggressive and expansionistic than it had ever been. There was, in fact, a lust for forming colonies. The basic reason for the invitation of conflict with Spain derived from the American desire to help the Cubans with their independence from Spain. U.S gave rise to war, which could well have been avoided. (more…)

John Keats and his Ideas: Essay

John Keats and his Ideas: Essay

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The term “the Romantic Movement” is the movement of a particular style or genre that was popular in the last years of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th. The term is rather misleading as it was not a proper movement nor was it called romanticism at that time. The celebrated writers of the period were different both in the temperament of their work and in their significant abilities. They did not call themselves “Romantics”, and the description they were assigned, both from the common people and from the critics, was gradual. (more…)

John Keats and his Ideas: Essay

Theme of What you Pawn I will Redeem: Essay

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Theme

The themes of each of the selected stories center on issues that Americans face. “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” takes a lighthearted approach to the problem facing the homeless, but on a deeper level the story addresses the issue of how money is too easily gained and spent in the United States. In Oates’ story she explores the theme of the middle-to-upper class of American’s dilemma of getting more than one needs to survive. These two stories are similar in theme as it has to do with not working for the money, but “winning” the money with little effort. Mamet’s story is a dark tale of American’s who seemingly have it all materially, but do not value the love and understanding needed to be a happy, well-adjusted family. In the final analysis, all stories deal with the issue of money and the problems having or not having money brings to life. (more…)

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