John Burroughs

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  • Characterization Of Animals In Jack London's The Call Of The Wild

    The social intelligence and emotions of animals is the basis for Buck’s emotions toward the humans in the story and the other dogs. Dogs have evolved to be able to pick up on humans’ social cues so they could live peacefully with us. (“How Smart Are Animals?”) Being a dog, Buck can be civil with John Thornton and other humans because he has evolved to do so. An example of the social intelligence of animals is an experiment in which two dolphins were asked to work together to create a trick. They were given a short amount of time to confer. Once they were done, they did, in fact, perform a new trick that they had created in that time. (“How Smart Are Animals?”) The dolphins’ ability to work together toward a common goal shows that dogs, too, can work together towards the goal of driving the sled without being forced because of a shared desire to do…

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  • A Sand County Almanac Summary

    the two worlds to achieve inner peace and happiness. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” (Walden). This quote from Walden, explains that because of his experiment in the woods, he realized that he can live the life that he wanted to and that it was possible to make the life of his dreams come true with a little…

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  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened Analysis

    1) I have never chosen to read a nonfiction book on my own time because when I think nonfiction I oftentimes think of something boring and dry. The ones I have read have been strictly informational and in general very uninteresting. However, I am excited to read a biography as as of late there have been quite a few I have wanted to read and I think I will find them more interesting than what I traditionally associate with nonfiction books. 2) I am reading the memoir Let's Pretend This Never…

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  • The 1950's: The Beat Generation

    that was forming post World War II. The Beats were a group of writers that opposed conventional writing, spoke about issues regarding race, sex, and class, and rejected many cultural principles that was happening post war. The Origin of the Beats was in 1943, Allen Ginsberg meets Lucien Carr at Columbia University. Carr introduces Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. From there, the Beat Generation arises and their movement was faced with criticism along the way. The Beats received…

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  • Lord Of The Apes Movie Analysis

    THE STORY: A. Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures decided to take the classical story of the “Lord of the Apes” by giving it a modern makeover. The Legend of Tarzan, staring Alexander Skarsgård as John Clayton/Tarzan and Margot Robbie as Jane Clayton, recycles an old tale of the beefy white man in a loincloth saving African yet again. The movie starts in 1890, the post era of “King of the Jungle,” roughly ten years after Tarzan left the Congo. Tarzan has been re-assimilated into…

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  • The Beat Generation: The 1950's American Culture

    Often referred to as the beatniks, a parody of the USSR’s “Sputnik” (Enck), the Beat Generation stands in stark contrast to 1950’s American culture. With the rapid emergence of a post-WWII society - suburbs and consumerism, traditional family values and an exclusion of the extreme - entered the authors who rejected it. Their ideology, shocking to those of their time, ultimately led to the creation of a nation-wide literary movement. The roots of this movement took place during 1944 near Columbia…

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  • Alone On A Mountaintop, By Alberto Rios

    thing at the wrong moment. If our curiosity is not aloud to get the best of us how are we to learn? When society gets ahold of you it is difficult to escape its grasp. In “Alone on a Mountaintop,” by Jack Kerouac, it explains how he tries to forget society’s rules and break-free. Alberto does something similar in his essay, “The Secret Lion.” Alberto Rios attempts to defy society, at much younger age than Kerouac, and gets hurt because of it. The “Beat Generation” included authors who wrote…

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  • John Willard's Role In The Salem Trial

    Not much is known about John Willard's early life like when and where he was born. However, what is known is that he spent his youth in Lancaster, Massachuetts, and then eventually moved to Groton and married Margaret Wilkins in the 1680s. The Wilkin family disapproved of the marriage, this disapproval would soon play a role in the salem trial. Willard was a deputy constable who contributed to helping arrest accused people of witchcraft. At one of the trials he is quoted as saying, " Hang them.…

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  • The Puritan Prisons In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    She is to stand in the town square on the platform of the pillory for three hours, furthermore, she must wear a scarlet letter ‘A’ on her bosom for the rest of her natural life. The towns people believe this sentence to be quite merciful. Gossiping together, the women of the town agree that she should be “branded with hot iron on the forehead” and “ought to die”. During Hester’s public humiliation, one townsman says that she, "Deserves death, but the merciful magistrates out of the tenderness of…

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  • Michael Pollan Eat Food Essay

    Michael Pollan is an author, activist, and professor of journalism at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. In 2010, he was named as one of the top 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. He is also a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, and has been writing for them since 1987. His many awards are not limited to, John Burroughs prize in 1997, the James Beard Award, and the 2009 President’s Citation Award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences. In 2008, the…

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