After reading Contemporary Literary Theory: Its Necessity and Impossibility, I find that I agree with most of what Robert Young says in regards to literary theory. The main point that really struck home with me was when he talked about theorists lacking the ability to connect with a wide audience. He states, “Literary theorists seem to speak and argue with each other in a private language, making little effort to address a wider audience” (Young 165). I could not agree more with this assessment. When we first read about Jacques Derrida and his theory of deconstruction I questioned my intelligence. It may as well have been written in Greek. It has been a very long time since I have encountered something that left me with absolutely nothing after reading it. I tend to agree
Mattie Harrell is a successful woman. Spending half of her life working like a dog to support the people of New Jersey and contribute to helping them keep their jobs every chance she gets. Mattie Harrell is usually helping keep the development centers open or helping the less fortunate people around her. It’s dreadful to overhear individuals speaking in a negative way towards her with the hope of bringing her down, but through it all she remains indestructible. I can’t see how she puts up with half that things she goes through… But God gives his toughest battles to the strongest soldiers. Watching her take on the criticism from the same individuals she’s trying to help and still continue to help even is unbelievable. Its rare to find people like
Two-year old Corbin Ness was born just a few hours before Halloween, so the holiday holds a special place for his parents Kelly and Justin. His first Halloween costume was a newborn baby’s blanket. A year later, Corbin’s parents dressed him up for the holiday as a happy, bug-eyed minion, from the computer-animated comedy Despicable Me. But after New Year’s, Corbin started acting less than happy due to an ongoing series of ear infections. Each lasting about a week and recurring every month. This despite several courses of antibiotics from his pediatrician.
Thomas Barnardo, A man born sick. Thomas barnardo’s family were fearful, for he was mistakenly pronounced dead two times by different doctors, luckily he grew up strong. Thomas started caring about those who were in need of food and homes like orphans so he gave out a helping hand courageously. Thomas knew how it was like to be in need of assistance from his own childhood.
It was May 18, 1980. 19 year old Charles Davis was scared to death. He fell to the ground and covered his head shoving it in the dirt beneath him. All he heard was a swooshing sound of ash and rock exploding from the side of Mount Saint Helens, an active volcano. He head a deep tumbling and felt the earth shake just seconds ago. He could see nothing. Understand nothing. Just the terrifying thought of death overwhelming him. Charles started to feel a burning sensation covering his back. The winds slowed to a normal speed and he moved his head slowly up to look around. He couldn’t make out much that far away from him due to the dust in his eyes and the ash in the air. He pulled his shirt up to his face to protect him from breathing in too much ash.
Ray Stannard Baker is a journalist, author, and biographer of Woodrow Wilson. Born in Lansing, Michigan on April 17, 1870 and died at Amherst, Massachusetts on July 12, 1946. Baker graduated from Michigan Agricultural College and the University of Michigan Law School, in 1891. Shortly after graduating, Baker launched a career as one of the leading journalists of his generation. Baker became a reporter for the Chicago News-Record for four years, 1892-1896. Afterward he united with the staff of McClure's Magazine, and later became a leader in "New Journalism". Ray Stannard Baker transforms the national press and momentarily becomes known as one of the leading “muckrakers”.
Hennery skidded into the snow. HOLT! Hennery couldn’t believe his eyes. He saw a sleigh with the initials S.C. in gold. With nine reindeer. One with a red nose. Then Santa Claus popped out from behind the sleigh. Frost air was coming from the reindeer’s noses. Santa chuckled “Hu hey, Hennery!” Santa grabbed his bag and walked toward Hennery. Hennery’s dream came true. To help Santa Claus.
Claude Mckay was born on September 15, 1889, in Jamaica. His older brother educated him, using his collection of English novels, poetry, and scientific textbooks. He studied poetry and philosophy alongside Walter Jekyll. Jekyll encouraged him to create original poetry in his own dialect, which was Jamaican. “If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything” (McKay). His first novel was published in 1912, Songs of Jamaica, which talked about his Negro lifestyle in his Jamaican dialect. Later that year, Constab Ballads was published and with those two novels, he earned enough money to move to the USA. In 1914, Mckay moved to Harlem, New York. With his works, he became a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Eadweard Muybridge was one of the paramount figures in history who laid the ground work for the motion picture industry as we know it today. He developed a remarkable process for capturing movement on film, which was unheard of in those times. He was a successful professional photographer, with his work mainly focused on landscapes and architectural subjects. Muybridge first experimented with a stop-motion like series of photos when a race horse owner hired him for photographic studies of horses to determine whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting. He experimented with an array of 12 cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots. The gait of the horse in motion were too quick for
1One of the most famous of Gothic novels was The Monk of Matthew Gregory Lewis. Published in 1796, his story describes a Spanish Abbot of the 17th century, renowned for his virtue and correctness. Ambrosio – the so-called hero was not able to resist the charms of a young beauty, Matilda, who was that neither is a real devil in human guise. From this moment the life of Ambrosio increasingly pervades vice, crime and black magic. In the end of the novel, he rapes his sister and murders his mother. Nevertheless, The Monk is protracted: if you read it from beginning to end. It's too long and too wordy, and the impact is weakened a strange and excessive reaction against those canons of decorum which Matthew Gregory Lewis despised as prudish. But
Bump, set, spike! In 1985, William G. Morgan, was the creator of what is now known as volleyball. When he first invented the game, it was called mintonette. The idea behind volleyball was to merge basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball, with the purpose of making a game that was less physical than basketball.
Charles Messier was a French astronomer born on June 26, 1730, in Badonviller, France. He was the tenth of twelve children in his family like most wealthier families Messier and his siblings went to school, but in about 1741 he fell out a window while playing and broke his leg, after that his mother took him out of school and taught him herself. He became interested in astronomy after witnessing a comet in 1744 and a solar eclipse in July of 1748 from his hometown. In 1751 he was employed by Joseph Nicolas Delisle, who was an astronomer in the French Navy at the time. Delisle instructed him on how to keep records of his observations, and in May of 1753 Messier documented his first observation, the Mercury transit. By 1764 Messier was made
E.ECummings was born in Cambrige,Massachusetts 1894. His father was an english teacher at Harvard. When Cummings was eleven or so,he decided to write a poem for no reason,but surprisingly enjoyed it! Then he spent the rest of his life writing poems, and inspiring people.
Messiah received its world premiere in Dublin in 1742, during the Christian season of lent. The inspiration for Messiah came from a scholar and editor named Charles Jennens, a devout and evangelical Christian deeply concerned with the rising influence of deism and other strains of enlightenment thought that he and others regarded as irreligious. Drawing on source material in the King James Bible and The Book of Common Prayer, Jennens compiled and edited a consise distillation of Christian doctrine, from Old