Ernest J. Gaines was born in 1933 on a Louisiana plantation as s son of a poor family. He is one of the most popular contemporary novelists in the United States. Some of his books are "Catherine Carmier", "Of Love and Dust", "Bloodline", "A Long Day in November", "In My Fathers House" or "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman".
JEFFERSON: is innocently sentenced to death because of a murder and a robbery
GRANT ... mehr
. Facts about Shakespeare's life and career:
William Shakespeare was born on the 26th of April 1564 in a half-timbered house in Henley Street, in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was the son of John, a glovemaker who had married Mary Arden, the youngest of eight daughters of a farmer. She was 24 when she bore William. Young Shakespeare was well-educated at the local grammar school, learning rhetoric and Erasmian philosophy. The adolescent Master Shak ... mehr
The so-called Underground Railroad was the name of a system which helped slaves in their escape to the Northern States, Canada, Texas, Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The UGRR was neither in the underground nor was it a railroad, but a secret network of safe houses, called stations, and antislavery supporters, who were people from different kinds of races and all walks of life. Although the UGRR was never formally organised, it consisted of 3,200 ... mehr
\"A Midsummer Night's Dream\" was written by William Shakespeare, who was born in Stratfort-upon-Avon, in 1564. After he had attended the Stratfort School, he married in November 1582 Anne Hathaway and five years later they got their first daughter. For whatever reason, he went to London and became an actor- dramatist. In the beginning of his career he was both actor and writer. His earliest plays were Henry VI, ... mehr
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He is the most famous British author in the world. He also was shareholder of the Globe theatre in London. His most famous works are: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, Hamlet and also the Midsummernight's Dream.
Theseus - Duke of Athens
Egeus - Father of Hermia
Lysander - brothers, both in love with Hermia
Philostrate - master of the revels to Thes ... mehr
This novel was written by Roddy Doyle, who was born in 1958, and first published in 1999. It enables the reader to get a clear impression of the lives of families in and around Dublin - actually all over Ireland - at the beginning of the 20th century.
Henry was born in 1902 and grew up in the slums of Dublin as the son of a one-legged brothel-bouncer and a mother who lost several of her children and kind of dislikes this son, because he was ... mehr
In BNW we are confronted with a fictitious society in future London in the year 632 after Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of the World State. Community means standardised citizens, all divided up into social grades ,,,,. Everybody accepts his assigned grade and respects the other one. Stability is reached by this conditioning of the "test-tube-babies" to perfect, contented workers and ... mehr
Last summer, I wrote about some of the pleasures and peculiarities about living in the country. What I hadn\'t come to appreciate at the time was the frustration that would come from living on a street that has no name. At first, the idea of having a nameless street seemed rather nice. In this day and age where it seems even the most personal information about yourself somehow ends up in the hands of marketers and government agencies, the thought ... mehr
1.) Write a summary of chapter three.
The third chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is about Nick's first visit at Gatsby's parties. Nick describes Gatsby's parties as excessive, crowded and superficial.
One day Gatsby's chauffeur delivers an invitation to Nick. That's really unusual, because normally nobody is invited to Gatsby's parties. All guests of Gatsby come simply without any invitation. After Nick has arrived at the party, he fe ... mehr
THE AUTHOR TELLS US ABOUT A TIME, WHEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE WERE RULED BY KINGS. THE REASON FOR THE REVOLUTOIN IN FRANCE WAS, THAT THE ARISTOCRATS LIVED ON THE BACK OF THE POOR PEOPLE. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOOD AND THE QUEEN, MARIE-ANTONETTE SAID,"IF THEY HAVEN'T GOT ANY BREAD, THEY CAN EAT CAKE!" NEVERTHELESS THE PEASENTS HAD TO PAY THEIR TAXES, ALLTOUGH THEY DIDN'T OWN THE LAND. THE ARISTOCRATS ON THE OTHER HAND WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO PAY TAXES ... mehr
Shelagh Delaney was born in 1939 in Salford in north-west Britain. She left school at sixteen and had a lot of different jobs. When she was eighteen she wrote the script for "A Taste of Honey" where she wanted to realistically portray the lives of people from the working class. She sent the play to Joan Littlewood who ran a theatre company in London and he was impressed.
In 1958 "A Taste of Honey" opened at the Theatre Royal in Lo ... mehr
John Grisham was born in 1955 and became a lawyer after he graduated from college. He was also involved in politic and now lives in Virginia with his wife and 2 children. He has sold over 55 million books and is one of the world´s most popular writers.
Carl Lee Hailey: black worker, who kills the white rapers of his daughter
Tonya Hailey : Carl Lee´s daughter
Jake Brigance : a young white lawer, who ... mehr
Nevil Shute is the pseudonym of the British novelist N. S. Norway. He was born in England in 1899 and died in Australia in 1960.
Other novels: No Highway
In the West
Requiem from a Wren
She is the niece of Douglas Macfadden and she inherits a considerable amount of money when he died. She tells Mr. Strachan about her life in Malaya.
He is the uncle of Jean Paget and she is hi ... mehr
It is three years ago, since the "Godfather of Grunge" killed himself in his luxury house in Seattle. At that time his suicide dropped many Kids into deepest sadness. But who was Kurt Cobain, the man,who couldn't just enrich a generation with his music, but them, with his "Fuck on the world"- attitude,in there whole existence and thinking changed?
Kurt Cobain was born on the 20th of February 1967 in Aberdeen, a little logger town in Washingt ... mehr
When the white people first came to Australia, about 300.000 Australian Aborigines were living there, in about 600 different groups or tribes.
They came to Australia 100.000 years ago, at that time the land was joind to New Guinea in the north.
The Abotigines spoke many different langues, told wonderful stories about the "DREAMTIME" and painted pictures of them on the walles of caves.
They lived in small familygroups, hunting and trying to fin ... mehr
Will (Hugh Grant):
Is 38 years old, lives in London and is very fashion-conscious. He is single, and has nothing better to do, than being cool and searching women.
Marcus (Nicholas Holt):
Is a 12-year old boy who has problems in school and in life. In school he is teased by his colleagues.
Fiona (Toni Collette):
Is Marcus's mother. She suffers from depressions and looks like a Hippie. Rachel (Rachel Weisz):
Has a ... mehr
2. Different kinds of child abuse
2.1. Physical abuse
2.2. Sexual abuse
2.3. Emotional abuse
3. Noticing abuse
4. The victims
5. The abuser
Most children are brought up in happy, loving families, but for a huge number of children these needs are not fulfilled.
During the past few years, society has begun to recognise that relationship between children and adults often goes wrong - some ... mehr
The first thing that is striking one is the different ending of the film and the novel. In the beginning the story is developing mainly the same, but the ending of the film is completely changed from the novel that it is based on. There, the ending can be considered as quite bad and hopeless. Mary Fisher is dying because of cancer, and Ruth is taking her place after she has become a new Mary Fisher.
In contrast to that, the film has a typical ... mehr
I am presenting my speech about ACID RAIN.
Acid rain is caused by burning fossil fuels like coal and oil and allowing them to pollute the atmosphere.
This form of pollution is so strong that many trees and lakes are dying, buildings are decaying and, in some cases, people's health is being damaged.
Acid rain is one of many pressures on our environment caused by the modern way of life enjoyed by people in the more ind ... mehr
Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh but grew up in Belfast, where she lived until she was eighteen. She began writing when she was eleven, and has never wanted to be anything other than a writer. She is the author or more than twenty novels for younger people and twelve for adults. Joan Lingard has three grown-up daughters and now three grandchildren, and lives in Edinburgh with her Latvian/Canadian husband.
This is t ... mehr