Student Independent Study - Journal The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Road is a survival/thriller based novel published in 2006 and written by Cormac McCarthy, it is a short novel (307 pages) and was published by Alfred A. Knopf. A unnamed father and his young son journey across a grim post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after a major unexplained cataclysm has destroyed civilization and most life on Earth. The land is filled with ash and devoid of living animals and vegetation. Many of the remaining human survivors have resorted to cannibalism, scavenging the crumbling ruins of the city and country alike for human flesh. The boy's mother, pregnant with her son at the time of the disaster gives birth to the boy but commits suicide shortly after in the knowledge that she cannot live in a bleak, lifeless world.
F.Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, published in the early nineteenth century, became an immediate success with professional writers and the curious underground of serious readers in America, at the time. Over the eighty-seven years since Fitzgerald, first released the novel to the public, it has received a staggering critical reception from readers all around the world. The book itself, centralises the ideas of, post war, of hedonism, materialism, alienation and morality, viewed and experienced through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carraway a young man from Minnesota. In addition to its great success over time, the text has also had a major impact in the field of literature and is viewed as a great. Born September 24th, 1896, Francis
Most people believe that Biggie had a lot to do with it but the murder still remains unsolved until this day. March 9th 1997 Notorious B.I.G was shot and killed when he decided to leave his own East Coast to go to the West Coast in California where Tupac ran things. Biggies murder also remains unsolved but most believe it was retaliation and Tupac’s gang members where just waiting for the right time to get back at Biggie. Soon after the death of Tupac Shakur the record label company he was signed to folded as Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur sued them for cheating Tupac out of millions of dollars. Bad Boy Records still lives on today as one of the most popular record labels around, although the violence and rivalry still goes on today people look back on what happened between Tupac and Biggie and try to keep the hip hop scene clean but there will always be that hatred toward the other for killing there icon.
Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage. New York: Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1996, 521 pp. My Review of Undaunted Courage Stephen E. Ambrose’s work, Undaunted Courage, he gives a great insight into the marvelous adventure that would help establish the United States’ claim to the new western world known as, the Louisiana Purchase. This award winning book is great for students and educators alike, because it goes into astonishing detail about the fascinating journey of Lewis and Clark. It goes into the good and the bad throughout the whole expedition, while some parts are in my opinion a bit of a bore, it is made up by some very exciting action.
Others said it was to relieve the tension, and others said it was to ward off a dawn raid. Whatever the reason the first hour of the soldier's day became known, as "The morning hate." It was ear deafening! Today a cloud as dark as death covered all of no man’s land and the body’s laying across the long deserted death ridden field was unrecognisable many soldiers have been put through so much pain maybe not physically but mentally I think of all the family’s whose sons, dads, or husbands have died and I count myself lucky to be writing this diary now! Every day of war is one to forget but you would think you could escape the extreme depression during the night when you’re
A Modern Modest Proposal In our world today, we have an ongoing problem with pollution. In the past decades, the pollution caused by our human race has continued to show an impact on our Earth. Every day our beloved planet is getting hurt more and more and this is making it harder for life to be sustained here. Soon, planet Earth could cease to exist and human life as well as all living species could become extinct. I propose that we eat all of the pollution waste, causing all of the waste to disappear from the Earth (logical appeal).
It is quite obvious that not only George came to a realization about life after the tragic events in the novel, but so did every other character. Steinbeck sums up the sad truth of the impossibility of the American dream early on in the story when Crooks said, "seen hundreds of men come by on the road an' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an' that same damn thing in their heads. Hundreds of them. They come, an' they quit an' go on; an' every damn one of `em's got a little piece of land in his head. An' never a God damn one of the get it.
What if God is not invisible at all, but solid, breathing, and human? In his post-apocalyptic novel, The Road, Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy introduces the idea of a “personal God” in the form of a father and son bound together by the will to survive. Unnamed by the author, both the father and his boy are surrounded by enigmas; it is never revealed what exactly destroyed the world in fire and ash, or how the pair managed to survive for years before the novel begins. Hunted by cannibalistic “blood cults” and lacking of any regular sources of food, water, and shelter, the father and son strike out for the coast in the hopes of some better form of existence. It is in the desolation, the absolute and utter hopelessness of this novel that the idea of a personal God arises.
Horrific injuries were inflicted upon everyone in the blast radius, upon women and children, and the lasting effects have still yet to fade. The psychological effects are unknown as well. Many survivors were most likely traumatized by seeing their entire lives turned to ruin, seeing family members dead, seeing their entire community turned to ashes. Thousands of years of culture, food, and literature was lost at the insensitivity of U.S. generals. Even though “The American government estimated 1,000,000 lives lost in a war”, civilians did not deserve to suffer for the sake of others (Zenger).
I believe that if the creature were made today then Victor's creation would bring about a prestigious Nobel Prize because it is, without a doubt, very advanced science. But as he realizes the horror and frightening appearance of the creature, his thoughts about his creation end up reverting to regret. He realizes that his creation is not a positive discovery for science, but in fact a living danger to those around him that he loves. This brings to attention that we need to realize that all our actions have consequences whether they are good or