An analysis of the relationship between Jane and her childhood friend, Helen Burns, in Charlotte Brontë's novel 'Jane Eyre.'
The Borrowers is a children's book about tiny people living in secret in a house. They survive by collecting items owned by the big people in the house. Eventually their hiding place is discovered.
Aphrodite is a woman who changes herself to be whatever her current man wants her to be. She may not realize that she does this. She is the muse who inspires men to write poems and songs.
Be very greatful that we live in the times we do. Imagine what it was like in days gone by when you had to wipe your bottom with leaves and moss!
States rights or slavery? What Confederates themselves said were the grievances that caused the South to secede from the Union, making the Civil War inevitable.
Before Jackie Robinson wore #42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was a US Army officer court-martialed after refusing to go to the back of the bus.
Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has impacted literature, history, and many other amazing parts of western civilization.
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both fought in different ways for African American equal rights. But Du Bois accused Washington of counseling blacks to accept second class status.
Everybody knows the United States of America. But where do the names of all the states come from? The aim of this page is to chart the origins and meanings of the names of all 50 States of the Union.
The differences between British and American English are reflected primarily in the use of vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. This hub relates experience with Brits and British English.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.
What is atheism? How is atheism different from agnosticism? Is atheism a religion? This essay aims to provide an understanding of the various aspects of atheism and agnosticism.
Britain's “New Army” was an army of volunteers organized by Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener. The first time New Army divisions fought was at the Battle of Loos. It didn't go well.
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The story of Frances Wills, Harriet Pickens, and Mildred McAfee–Three pioneering female officers who helped integrate the US Navy.
Hephaestus was handicapped with a clubfoot, making him both the only Olympian who worked, and the only one who was not perfect. He was happy and creative, working with fire and metals in his forge.
God's glory is heavy, as expressed biologically through the human liver and gold. Discover how the glory of God, the liver and gold are related in this article.
John Charles Fremont was a great explorer but a poor Civil War general. His attempts to evade being replaced required Lincoln to take extraordinary measures to fire him.
A strong social history of the slave trade with a wide array of statistics and quotations, this book sometimes casts it in too positive of a light and focuses too much on the general, rather than Nantes-specific, history of the subject. Nevertheless still a useful tome.
How did our forebears record the precious moments in life before the advent of photography? They took out their brushes and painted, or commissioned someone who was up to the job. Here are some of those paintings from years gone by.
Private William Hunter, who enlisted in the British Army in 1914 when he was 16, after repeated absences from his regiment, was shot at dawn for desertion on Feb 21, 1916.
On its way to the Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee terrorized black citizens by attempting to capture and transport them south into slavery.
We all feel like time goes by faster as we age. There are several reasons why this happens. Our perception of time is effected by our changing frame of reference. I'll describe three causes of this phenomena.
Mary Elizabeth Bowser operated as a Union spy in the household of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Never caught, she was one of the most productive Union operatives of the Civil War.
Stephen Hawking said, “There is no God. I am an atheist.” What is the science that informs his statement, and why are his critics wrong?
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. It was also was the baptism of fire for an entire American Infantry Division.
In World War Two, the 761st Tank Battalion (Black Panthers) comprised mainly of African-Americans, endured discrimination, saw extensive action in Europe, and performed magnificently.
Based on my research and studying the reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, it’s obvious to me that something goes on in their heads despite the lack of language.
There are many different symbols representing bi pride and bisexual visibility that you may encounter at LGBT+ Pride events.
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
At the start of World War Two, 209 Polish defenders in an ammunition depot held off thousands of Germans, a battleship and dive-bombers. Even when hope of relief evaporated, they fought on.
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
In "I measure every Grief I meet," the speaker examines the nature of human suffering. The poem is long by Dickinson standards, filling out a whopping ten quatrains.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
In this article about historic Okmulgee, significant historic perspectives are outlined, as well as some interesting tales of Okmulgee, a historic timeline, and shop prices in and around Okmulgee.
From antiquity till modernity, China was ruled by over 800 emperors. Here are the greatest among all Chinese emperors. The ones credited with China’s growth and survival as a major civilisation.
What accounts for the fact that belief in God(s) is both universal and persistent? Are humans hard-wired for belief? Can science overcome this?
The meeting of Elizabeth I, queen of England and Ireland, and Grace O'Malley the Irish pirate queen. The meeting was quite remarkable. The political leader and the pirate formed a special bond.
Albert Einstein wrote and spoke extensively about God and religion. What you think you know about his beliefs may not be true. What did he really believe and why?
John Donne's Holy Sonnet IV finds the speaker continuing to lament his sorrowful state of being, but then he admonishes himself about which course of action he must take to mitigate his circumstances. He continues to judge himself harshly but also continues to seek grace and relief.
A look at two of fiction's greatest wizards. Gandalf and Saruman were central characters to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga.
The article summarizes the career of American artist Willem de Kooning, who became the most influential and perhaps the highest paid abstract artist in American history.
Lost in the woods of the Ardennes, a lone American artillery lieutenant sets out to fight his own war against the Germans.
The Roaring Twenties was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters.
Painted screens are a unique folk art tradition of Baltimore, Maryland that gave inhabitants of narrow streets privacy. Includes how to paint a screen as well as a gallery of decorated screens.
Robert Smalls’ capture of a Confederate ship made him a Civil War hero. But during Reconstruction, he fought just as heroically for equal rights for African Americans.
The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.
The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of seven historical art pieces that tell a story of a mythical beast. The collection is housed at The Cloisters museum in New York City, but a reproduction is hanging at the Stirling Castle in Scotland.
Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman, was really a low man. He led a very sad life, accoplished little, but had big dreams. Here is an analysis of the man behind the story.
Edward Jenner infected people with cowpox to protect them from smallpox. Mary Montagu gave people a mild case of smallpox to protect them from a serious case.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.
An analysis and examination of the similar manifestations of Expressionism in Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying' and Munch's 'The Dead Mother and the Child.'
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
There is nothing in Scripture that is without significance. The colors and fabric examined in this lesson will form a tapestry of meaning as it concerns the Gospel.
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To abolition activist Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery seemed weak and vacillating. But after the two men met, Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln's true merit.
Was the recklessness showed by Custer at the Little Bighorn fueled by a humiliating rebuke from President Grant?
In 1897 Anita Hemmings became the first black graduate of Vassar. But because she was passing for white, when her race was discovered she almost wasn’t allowed to graduate.
A comprehensive list of the baddest villains and scoundrels as conceived by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie
They've been called a "fringe" religion, even a cult. But are they? Find out what SDA’s really believe and how they differ from mainstream Protestants.
Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...
God reveals Himself by many names throughout the scriptures that express a quality of His character that is vital for us to know. One in particular stands out to me lately in reference to the miracle of the five loaves and two fish as told in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-16, and John 6:5-14) - signifying a lesson that applies to every sphere of our life. El Shaddai the "All Sufficient One" is the name that reminds me of the Lord at this event.
Confederate civilians trapped in Vicksburg during General Ulysses Grant’s 1863 Vicksburg campaign dug caves to avoid the shelling, and were reduced to eating dogs, cats, and rats.
Samuel Upham ran a perfectly legal counterfeiting business during the Civil War that helped destroy the value of Confederate money, and hastened the collapse of the Southern economy.
Emily Dickinson's poem, "The Brain - is wider than the Sky," compares and contrasts the human brain with the sky, the sea, and God.
This article summarizes the career of legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who vanished in Brazil during 1925. The story also provides many theories explaining how and why he disappeared.
This article suggests a list of some of the best archaeological sites in the world. A brief summary explains the historical and archaeological significance of each site.
The famous “Pascal’s Wager” asks us to consider the question of the existence of God as a wager. Which is the better bet—belief or disbelief?
To drive the Germans out of the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands, the Canadian Army was prepared to level it. French-Canadian Private Leo Major had other plans.
HMS Perseus, a British submarine with 61 souls on board, sank in the Mediterranean in December 1941. One man, John Capes, escaped a watery grave against impossible odds.
50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.
The famous poet Virgil Wikimedia Commons Dido, the Phoenician Queen in Virgil's The Aeneid, is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial salutes Veterans who died during the war. The Wall has an interesting history surrounded by controversy. The Three Servicemen Statue and Womens Memorial are also in the park.
Hera was the Greek goddess of Marriage and Commitments, something her husband Zeus saw differently. Hera was jealous and possessive, the product of a culture who saw a woman's value as low.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
Artistic depictions of St. Aloysius Gonzaga are often overly sentimental, giving the impression that he was a weakling. The real St. Aloysius had formidable will power and manly virtue.
In WW2, African American officers of the 477th Bomber Group courageously put their careers and their lives on the line to fight segregation
Athena was a Daddy's Girl in Greek Mythology, but a very wise and highly talented artisan. She is an archetype of an independent woman, one who is capable of being on her own without a man.
False reasoning leads to false conclusions and precludes rational thinking and debate. Learn how to recognize and avoid logical fallacies and how to defend yourself against them.
The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James is a poignant story about a man who is expecting a great event that never happens. He wastes his entire life awaiting this, and misses out on life as a result.
Review and summary of historian George Reid Andrews' work, "Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000" and Michael Hanchard's book, "Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil"
Grinding poverty forced families to send children as young as three off to work in the most appalling conditions imaginable.
Great and easy topics for your cause-effect paper. This article includes topic questions, videos, and links to help you find out how and what to write.
In 1968 Peanuts, the most popular comic strip in history, was still all white. But a concerned schoolteacher convinced Charles Schulz to bring a black kid into the cast.
Imprisoned for helping the Jews and aiding the resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland, Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom survived the Holocaust to found a worldwide ministry based on love and forgiveness.
The Civil War Battle Of Vicksburg gave the North a great strategic advantage, and brought US Grant to the top among Union generals, positioning him to finally win the war.
An analysis of the role of the "double" in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 'The Double.'
An overview of Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" and an analysis of the recurring motifs of mortality, lack of reasoning, love versus lust, and time.
Life in the trenches during World War I was a terrifying, grim affair. But amid the horrors of the Great War, how did the soldiers spend their leisure time and enjoy themselves on the Western Front?
The patron of Spanish poets is St. John of the Cross. His most illuminative poetry emerged from the darkness of imprisonment.
During World War 1 soldiers discovered the weapons they had been issued were not always best suited for trench warfare. Proving that necessity is the mother of invention, they adapted.
Kate Atkinson, Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Carol Goodman deliver modern literary mysteries guaranteed to add spookiness, dread, and thrills to your reading experience.
Gutenberg's printing press was a great historical event. Before it, all books had to be laboriously hand copied. His invention sparked a cultural revolution that would change the world forever...
A criminal slang known as "Patter Flash" was used among pickpockets and thieves in 19th century London. This criminal slang was used to confuse police and create a secret mode of communication between thieves, who often worked in large gangs known as battalions.