Teenage Suicide

Teenage suicide has become a critical, national problem the extent of which is mind boggling. From 1980 to 1992 the rate of suicides involving persons from the ages of 10-14 years old has increased by 120 percent, and has increased 28.3 percent when involving persons from the ages of 15-19 years old (Suicide 451). More […]

Effects of Altitude of Human Physiology

THE EFFECTS OF ALTITUDE ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY Changes in altitude have a profound effect on the human body. The bodyattempts to maintain a state of homeostasis or balance to ensure the optimaloperating environment for its complex chemical systems. Any change from thishomeostasis is a change away from the optimal operating environment. The bodyattempts to correct […]

Oedipus’s Crime

What Was Oedipuss Crime?Oedipus, ruler of Thebes, murdered his father and married his mother. Such acts are almost always deemed unnatural and criminal; they are not tolerated within traditional society. A person who has committed these illegal acts of murder and incest would be considered a criminal, yet Sophocless character, Oedipus, is not guilty of […]

China’s Growing Economy

After North America, Europe, and Japan, the area of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong is a fourth growth pole in the world economy (Jue 108) which in 1994 was expected to double in size by 2002. Today, the growth rate is still on track to fulfill that prediction. Recent Chinese economic policies have shot the […]

The Cay

The plot tells of a young boy named Phillip and an old black man named Timothy. Phillip and his mom are on a boat to the United States. Their family has always looked down on black people. Then during the night there was a rumble a Phillip fell of his bunk. A German sub-marine hit […]

World War I

The Causes of the War OK, in a nutshell, World War Is cause went asfar back as the early 1800s. People controlled by other nations began to evolvepeoples feelings of nationalism. The French Revolution of 1789 brought a newfeeling to the word Nationalism. People who spoke French, German, Italian, ext. felt that they should have […]

Midsummer nights dream

Certain parallels can be drawn between William Shakespeare’s plays, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “Romeo and Juliet”. These parallels concern themes and prototypical Shakespearian character types. Both plays have a distinct pair of ‘lovers’, Hermia and Lysander, and Romeo and Juliet, respectively. Both plays could have also easily been tragedy or comedy with a few […]

Melissa King

Narrative EnglishENG110Y1YOctober 2, 2002Pope’s use of Epic ConventionsThe mock-epic poem “The Rape of the Lock”, by Alexander Pope usesepic conventions to show how Belinda and other women of her position insociety have corrupt and self-centered values. Alexander Pope shows thiswith the use of elevated language and the specific wording of the heroiccouplet. The elevated language […]

What Is Science

What is Science?Several dictionary definitions of science in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary define science as a system of knowledge about a specific topic. The systems come from systematic, or precise, observations of natural events; a random example would be the study of the movement of a caterpillar. This very fact would make one think that science […]