E. Morton Jellinek

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    A few years ago I have a difficult dialogue with one of my best friends. I met him through a social network on the Internet. At that time he was living in Reno Nevada and our conversations were always about his marriage problems. In April 2011, he got divorced and in July of the same year my youngest daughter and I had the opportunity to travel to Reno and met him. During my visit there, I also met his ex-wife and their children. At first she looked me as her rival or her enemy, but when we had a chance to talk, she trusted me and told me how difficult her life was with my friend because of his alcoholism. My friend never told me that he has lost his family because he was an alcoholic. A few months later, two of his children, his ex wife and he came to visit my family here in California. I thought that they were together again, but her wife told me that he was with the same problem. We lost communication for a few months, but last December I went to Los Angeles to visit my family and my surprise was that he was living there with a girlfriend. He gave me a call and invited me to have dinner to meet his new girlfriend. We met in a restaurant and his girlfriend looked disappointed because he was drunk. When he went outside to smoke, his girlfriend told me that they were having problems because of his drinking. When he came back we were talking for a while about his drinking problem but they became heated. At that time I applied the fifth of the eight ground rules for difficult…

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    “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”by Walter Dean Myers,is a story about a homeless man named Lemon Brown who teaches a boy named Greg the real meaning of treasure.Greg learns that a treasure does not have to be something of monetary value.The value of something is highly personal and only its owner can ever appreciate its real worth and pass it on to others. Greg’s father has a few things that he values such as his son’s education and his postal service job. He really values his son’s education…

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    The Congo Question

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    reform is certainly an excellent question in the face of so much horror, but operating from this colonial template ignores perhaps a more fundamental and important question which will be explored later in this analysis. King Leopold II founded the colony known as the Congo Free State in 1885 as a personal profit-seeking enterprise through the extraction of minerals, ivory, and primarily rubber. He modeled his endeavor on the Dutch East India Company and only entered Africa after failing to…

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    King Leopold Summary

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    Henry Morton Stanley, which was once known as John Rowlands, is an individual who played a key role in King Leopold’s plans. He too came from a life of being rejected and wanted so badly to make a come up from life of pity. Stanley was noticed for his amazing handwriting during his stay at the St. Asaph Union. As the book states “It was as if, through his handwriting, he were trying to pull himself out of disgrace and turn script of his life from one of poverty to one of elegance” (22) Stanley…

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    Henry Stanley Imperialism

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    after graphically describing the brutality of imperialism, Harrison refers to the “fraud of freedom” perpetrated by the imperialists to “cloak [their] greediness”. What does he mean? Comparing the Two Poems 10. In “The White Man’s Burden” who does Kipling say will benefit from imperialism? How does that differ from Harrison’s “The Black Man’s Burden”? Who do you think is more accurate? Stanley Searches for Livingstone in Africa – Henry M. Stanley (1871) OVERVIEW One of the great…

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    King Leopold’s conquest of Africa sprouted from one explorer: Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Stanley’s career as an explorer all started when he was a foreign correspondent for the New York Herald. The Herald’s publisher at the time, James Gordon Bennett, sponsored Stanley to search for the famous English explorer, David Livingstone, who went missing in Africa searching for the source of the Nile River. (page number) The immediate aim of Stanley’s mission to find Livingston was to draft intriguing…

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    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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    Throughout history, human civilizations have been built on conforming to social norms. Likewise, there have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how…

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    poems written with incorrect spelling and punctuation? Then you would be thinking about E. E. Cummings! E. E. Cummings was birthed upon the world as Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He developed a unique style of writing at an early age, being influenced by both Impressionism and Cubism, and grew up to study at Harvard University. The poet would become a famous writer, but while he was alive, his work was mostly left unnoticed because of his different direction when it…

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    How do we determine if love changes someone or not? In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “anyone live in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings, the authors use motifs, imagery, and symbolism to show how love can shape an individual change. Throughout the novel Gatsby has changed for Daisy because he is in love with her and in the poem the speaker anyone changed because noone showed him love . In the novel, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to represent a deeper meaning. Some…

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