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John C. Calhoun’s Stance On Southern Succession

In 1828 John C. Calhoun had begun the protracted Nullification Crisis by asserting the constitutional right of states to nullify national laws that were harmful to their interests. Calhoun argued , as others have since, that the states’ rights doctorine protected the legitimate rights of a minority in a democratric system governed by majoruty rule. …

Plato’s Republic

the having and doing of ones own and what belongs to one would be agreed to be justice. (The Republic 434a) In other words the above statement means that justice, according to Plato, is doing only the tasks assigned to them by nature. This is the fundamental notion for his creation of an ideal city. …

A Widow For One Year by John Irving

Composing a novel, is like the construction the interior architecture of the house you live in. Other people will pass through and say, Oh, it’s a nice house but what a hideous window over the kitchen table.’ Only a writer really lives in a novel. So much of what works best about it are things …

A Tale Of Two Cities

Foreshadowing is used in many of Charles Dickens’ novels. It can bring about a sense of wonder and imagination of what might occur later in the novel. The conceopt of foreshadowing means to present a warning sign, or hint beforehand. Dickens is able to use this concept in three examples. The threatening footsteps in the …

William shakespeare

William ShakespeareThe English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was the author of the most widelyadmired and influential body of literature by any individual in the history of Westerncivilization. His work includes 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. Knowledgeof Shakespeare is derived from two sources: his works and those remains of legal andchurch records …

The Hospital Context

Art and the World IIGrunewalds Isenheim altarpiece is an extraordinary work of art, expressive and dramatic. And Hayums impressive book tries to explain the original context of Grunewalds German Renaissance masterpiece in order to help the reader to understand and appreciate it in terms of the particular needs and circumstances of its creation. The first …

Ocean Pollution

Pollution in our oceans is a serious problem. According to Marie Wild in her article Ocean Pollution, Ocean pollution is one of the major killers of our sea animals..Most of the waste that is dumped is plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down (Oceanic Research Foundation [ORF]). Everyday millions of animals are caught …

Betrayal

BETRAYALThe American university in Cairo Performing and Visual Arts opened its 1998 Spring Season on February 13th in Wallace Theater on campus with Harold Pinter’s play, Betrayal. This play was directed by Eric Grischkat, and the costume design was made by Timaree Mc Cormick. AUC students have strongly participated in the designing, lighting, setting, directing, …

Japanese Assignment

Geographical SettingJapan is an island country in the North Pacific Ocean. It lies off the northeast coast ofmainland Asia and faces Russia,Korea, and China. Four large islands and thousands ofsmaller ones make up Japan. The four major islands-Hokkaido,Honshu,Kyushu andShikoku form a curve that extends for about 1,900 kilometres. TopographyJapan is a land of great natural …

Hamlet

Shakespeares characterization of Hamlet changes through the course of the play. It is most evident in an examination of his soliloquies. The progression of Hamlet is from an innocent person to a murderous madman. In Act II, Hamlet is blaming himself for many problems. He is angry with himself because he has done nothing with …