Lewis Mumford

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  • John Baxter Taylor: Strong And Intelligent Young Man

    John Baxter Taylor Black Runner John Baxter Taylor was a noble, strong, and intelligent young man who was famous for being the first black man to ever win an Olympic gold medal. However, it took time for John to accomplish this. It all started when John Taylor was born in Washington, D.C, on November 3, 1882. His parents’ names were Sarah Thomas and John Baxter. John’s family moved from Washington to Philadelphia in his childhood. From there he attended a central high school and soon joined…

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  • Jesse Owens Thesis

    Imagine having to go through racism, academic complications and health problems, Jesse Owens did and he was still able to fight his way to the top. Jesse Owens is a track runner and a legendary Olympian. In the 1936 Berlin Olympics Jesse Owens and Luz Long ( German Aryan athlete) friendship proved that even through a time of racial tension the love of their sport allowed them to break racial barriers and be an example for others to follow. Jesse Owens was born James Cleveland Owens on September…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Portal Fantasy

    world of literature that we on solid Earth have been able to explore. Not by ourselves, but accompanied by one or more fictional characters and their adventures shared through the written word. Using the literary works of: “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, “His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman, “Reckless” by Cornelia Funke, and also by Funke “Inkheart.” I intend to delve into the history and meaning behind how and why they…

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  • Peter Pan And The Count Of Monte Cristo Comparison

    "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." Peter Pan is a fantastical children's book published in 1904 by Sir James Matthew Barrie, more commonly known as J. M. Barrie. The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844, is a historical young adult fiction. These two books could not be more different. Peter Pan focuses on the imagination of young ones, one of which will never grow up. The Count of Monte Cristo follows the betrayal of a man and his revenge. However,…

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  • Reality In Alice's Adventures In Wonderland By Lewis Carroll

    dream is actually reality. This is the case for Alice in Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice falls into a large-rabbit hole and finds herself in a whole other world. The classic novel has won many awards and has been the inspiration to many movies, plays and comic books. Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, portrays direct correlations between the author’s life and the Victorian era. Lewis Carroll was born January 27, 1832 in Cheshire,…

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  • The Cheshire Cat In Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

    There are an array of fascinating secondary characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Many of whom have been able to capture various generations’ imagination over the years and inspire countless different adaptations. One character seemingly shines and stands out above the rest, and that is the Cheshire Cat. The Cheshire Cat plays an important role in storyline, but also to Alice herself. Throughout the novel the Cheshire Cat is a representation of Alice’s conscious mind in…

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  • Descriptive Essay On The Poem 'All The Lights'

    All The Lights I clench my fist tightly. Twenty-one blinking faces stare me down. I look down at my paper, feeling tears rising from wherever tears come from to the corners of my eyes. I blink them back. “Dormant breathing, constant searching, I am alert…..” I stumble over the last words in my poem, the class courteously claps, and I shuffle to my seat in one sweeping motion. We had been assigned to write a poem on our perception of current events in the world. Writing the poem was fairly…

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  • Lewis Carroll And Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll was an English logician, mathematician, an ordained minister, a photographer and a writer best known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He was born on January 27, 1832, with the birth name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Many people don’t know that the Alice stories were based on a real girl, Alice Liddell. Carroll first met Liddell on a boat trip. She asked him to tell her a story and he did. It was such a good story he wrote it down for her and from there the Adventures in…

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  • Why A Book Should Be Banned Essay

    Throughout his lifetime, Lewis Carroll created short stories and hadn’t published anything until 1856. In 1856, Lewis Carroll published a piece for “The Train.” On July 4th of 1862, 10 year aged girl named Alice asked Lewis to entertain her and her sisters. Carroll suddenly told the girls stories about a girl named Alice who fell down a rabbit hole. This story was unlike others, so Alice asked Lewis to write it down. Carroll after rewrites the story, asked a friend…

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  • Joyce Carol Oates Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been

    In Joyce Carol Oates’ Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been, the understanding or initial misunderstanding of characters, are pivotal to the reader’s roller coaster experience of the plot. The story revolves around the character of Connie, a fairly typical 15-year-old teenage girl, who comes to be confronted with a dangerous situation. This story and the character of Connie were particularly interesting and engrossing to me. As Oates illustrates Connie’s character and her motivations, I was…

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