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    next day he was on a island. This story is about a man named Alexander Selkirk. Alexander Selkirk was a famous explorer, survived on a deserted island for 6 years by thinking flexibly, and became the inspiration for the book Robinson Crusoe. Alexander was born in 1676. What caused him to go out to sea or become a sailor was his brother pranked him and he drinked sea water. Which resulted in a family fight and Alexander Selkirk decided to go be a sailor to make a fortune. After he went out to sea he got a job at ‘Cinque Ports’. After Alexander Selkirk…

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    Green alone, my Quadrant being out of Order” (Cook 26). Often, Cook reported on their work and the instruments they used simultaneously, saying in June of 1769, “Mr. Green's Telescope and mine were of the same Magnifying power, but that of the Doctor [Solander] was greater than ours” (Cook 55). Thanks to his scholars and the purpose of the voyage, Cook easily wrote instrumentation into the journal. For the majority of the journal, Cook was relatively vague about specific experiences with the…

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    Gulliver's Travels Summary

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    Gulliver’s Travels Book Review Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift 322 pages Published in 1726 Genre: fantasy and satire. Gulliver’s Travels contains four books. The first book shows Lemuel Gulliver’s journey after he was separated from his crew when his boat was destroyed. He landed on Lilliput. This island was full of people who were only six inches tall. He passed out on the shore of the island once he landed, and he woke up to find himself tied down to the ground. The people were…

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    Summary Of Robinson Crusoe

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    Zakaria Radaideh 11KM Book Review The title of this book is called Robinson Crusoe, the author is Daniel Defoe, publisher is Modern Library, the year of publication is in 1719, genre is Historical Fiction, the type of genre is an Adventure Novel and the number of pages is 198. The book is about a man named Robinson Crusoe who always had a desire for sailing and having adventures. He gets many chances but finally land up being the only survivor on a deserted island. Here he makes a life for…

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    While it is easy for one to give up on their goals and move on, one can truly show strength by conquering the various challenges on their way to success. Homer’s, The Odyssey, is able to depict how persistence can lead to fulfillment. Homer’s purpose in the epic poem The Odyssey is to show society that though there are setbacks in life, one can overcome them with perseverance by employing katabasis by emphasize the various struggles Odysseus faces. Homer utilizes katabasis initially to…

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    meaning and the way names are spelled changes over time and across the world. Our names, meanings, nicknames, and why we were named what we were, are just a few ways that shape are uniqueness. Originating from the Greek name Alexandros, Alexander signified "shielding men" from the Greek word alexo, which means "to guard. Help" and the Greek word aner, which means "man". The name Alexander additionally has a place with a legend of Paris in Greek mythology and has a place with a few characters in…

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    Founding Brothers Summary

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    The author of Founding Brothers, Joseph Ellis argues many points throughout the assigned reading. He argued that the new nation surviving its infancy stage was “bleak in the extreme.”(Ellis, 8) The adolescent nation faced many challenges both home and abroad during the revolutionary generation as they attempted to fashion an independent viable republic such as the dinner which Thomas Jefferson held to decide the issues of the early nation’s deficit and the location of its new capitol, the…

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    influential “founding fathers”, as they are known today, was a remarkable yet flawed individual. This group of men consisted of John Adams, the first Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr, Vice President under Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential of the group, Alexander Hamilton, the author of The Federalist papers, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, James Madison, the father of the Constitution, and…

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    Alexander III of Macedon more commonly referred to by many as Alexander the great, is one of history’s more famous leaders for his brilliance and military genius having conquered the known world of his time. Alexander’s brilliance is attributed by many historians to Aristotle, his tutor in the more philosophical subjects of the time. “The Golden Mean” by Annabel Lyon captures Aristotle’s first person view of Alexander during his time as his tutor as well as some of Aristotle’s own upbringing.…

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    Finding Nemo is a movie that begins with a family of fish. The mother and almost all of her eggs are attacked. The mother is killed along with all of the eggs, except one. The final egg left is named Nemo, and is raised solely by his father, Marlin. In the attack, Nemo was injured and now has one fin that is smaller than the other. He does not let his fin define him and calls it his “lucky” fin. After seeing his family killed, Marlin is very over protective of Nemo and is very nervous to let him…

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