I welcome all of you to our presentation. We read the novel «One flew over the cuckoo's nest» by Ken Kesey. During this lesson we won't only talk about the book but also about the film.
First, I\'d like to say a few words about the author: Ken Kesey was born in Colorado in 1935. He studied at the University of Oregon, where he graduated in 1957. He volunteered for drug experiments carried out by the government and worked in the psyc ... mehr
Raoul:The brother of Philippe
Christine: A singer
Philippe: Raoul`s Brother
The persian: He tells the 2nd part of the story
Erik: Nobody knows him
The Manager of the Opera House
Charlotta: A singer
Madame Richard: An old woman
Once apon a time, it was in 1880 two people were sitting by the sea. It was at the coast of Brittany.
They were a young girl and an old man. The girl was si ... mehr
Eric Arthur Blair (later George Orwell) was born in 1903 in the Village Motihari, which lies near the border of Nepal. At the time India was part of the British Empire. His father, Richard Blair, was an agent in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service. Eric's mother, Ida Mabel Blair was about eighteen years younger than her husband. Eric had an elder sister called Marjorie. The Blair's had a relatively priveleged and f ... mehr
Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere\'s Fan (1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). He was a spokesman for the late 19th-century https://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/2/0,5716,3932+1+3885,00.htmlAesthetic movement in England, which advocated art for art\'s sake; and he was the object of celebrated civil and criminal suits involving homosexuality and ending in his imprisonme ... mehr
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a book that has many different dimensions and is continuously being interpreted and reinterpreted since it\'s first publishing date in 1890. The story\'s main character is a young man named Dorian Gray, he is the inspiration of Basil Hallward\'s art. Basil paints a picture of Dorian, which he considers a masterpiece. Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil\'s and then also to Dorian, is there at the time of the last s ... mehr
The Picture of Dorian Gray revolves around Dorian\'s dual nature. On the one hand, he is the young hero whose adventures the novel records; on the other, he is a painted image of \"extraordinary personal beauty.\" When Lord Henry tells him that his exceptional looks will not last, the young man prays that he be allowed to remain as he is in Basil\'s portrait of him. Dorian wants to enjoy his youth for ever. His \"mad wish\" is a key to the archet ... mehr
The novel can thus be defined as a symbolic representation of a dialectic between two aspects of Wilde\'s personality. Dorian is an archetypal image by which both aspects are fascinated. This suggests that his behaviour symbolizes Wilde\'s unconscious (i.e. unacknowledged) attitudes. Dorian is characterized by his obsession with objets d\'art. For example, when Basil comes to console him about Sibyl\'s death, he is unwilling to discuss the matter ... mehr
The Picture of Dorian Gray begins with Basil describing his fascination with Dorian, and ends with his masterpiece reverting to its original splendour. He describes his reaction to Dorian in these words:
\"When our eyes met, I felt I was growing pale. A curious sensation of terror came over me. I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole natu ... mehr
Oscar Wilde, geboren am 16. Oktober 1854 in Dublin als Sohn eines Arztes und einer Schriftstellerin, lebte nach Studien in Dublin und Oxford von 1879 an in London, wo er bald in den Ruf eines Dandy und Exzentrikers kam. 1884 heiratete er Constance Lloyd. 1895, auf dem Höhepunkt seines Erfolges, verfaßte er eine Schmähschrift gegen Lord Douglas, den Marquis von Queensberry, der ihn daraufhin wegen sexueller Perversität anklagte. Wilde wur ... mehr
GEW: declaration of bankruptcy
teachers and principals: does not help to improve the quality in upper forms
parents: no need to change anything
Rainer Haase, GEW Hesse: the reform for upper forms in 1972 is buried
Kolja Möller, student council: students are told what to do, way to the Zentralabitur
Thomas Lange: back to the main subjects, it´s like the curriculums in Prussia
Contradiction: no early specialization po ... mehr
This witty send-up of an agent's life was written by Graham Greene. The main character is Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, who is always short of money. His beautiful daughter Milly attends a catholic school because
Wormold had to promise to his wife, that he would bring his daughter up in a religious way when they were divorced. Although he is a very calm person he doesn't like to see Milly growing up and meeting men - esp ... mehr
This book is written by Maureen Steward. Maureen Steward was a teacher for 20 years in Australia but also abroad. She has written over 100 books, short stories and articles.
Clay Webster: is the main character in the story. At the beginning he is very shy and a real loner. He is strict against drugs and alcohol because his parents especially his mother is addicted to alcohol. He goes to a private school where rich Carrie Bro ... mehr
Ponyboy is fourteen years old and the member of a gang called "Greasers". When he is on his way home from the movie house, some guys of the rival gang, called the \"Socs\", attack him. They threaten him with a knife and he is really scared to death. Fortunately his brothers, Darry and Soda, arrive and rescue him. Darry accuses Ponyboy of being so silly to walk home alone...
The next time when Ponyboy watches a movie with his \"gang - brothers\ ... mehr
Palfinger is the world-wide leading name for high-tech cranes today. A name you find on all continents and on all oceans, too. Palfinger began in the 50ies like many other companies, but it succeeded because of its more intelligent systems. The philosophy of Palfinger is to keep looking for the better solution - always. Palfinger is never satisfied with what is called the state of the art. The world of Palfinger is the intelligent moving of heavy ... mehr
What is parapsychology?
Para: beside,not normal, unusual;
Psyche: spirit, thinking, immaterial;
Logos: meaning, sense, science, meaningful word;
Parapsychology analyses phenomena which can not be explained by our five senses. Parapsychology is the scientific and scholarly study of certain unusual events associated with human experience.
In spite of what the media often imply, parapsychology is not the study of anything considered ... mehr
Patricia Cornwell was born as Patricia Daniels on June 9, 1956 in Miami, Florida. Cornwell\'s parents separated when Patricia was five.
Cornwell told the New York Times (3/23/97) that her father left the family on Christmas Day in 1961 to join his secretary, whom he had made pregnant.
After her parents divorced, when Patricia was 5, she was molested by a security guard who had been friendly to her. He lured her into his car ... mehr
Business partners usually agree on the way payment for goods and services is to be made before an order is placed. Whichever terms have been agreed upon, it is the invoice that tells the buyer how much he owes th supplier.
An invoice is one of the most important documents in business administration. An Invoice is normally numbered and includes: Names and adresses of buyer and seller
Date of order and the order and the nu ... mehr
We have to define the words "peace" and "war", before we can speak about them.
We often mention synonyms like love, co-operation or help when we talk about peace, whereas the words hate, death and killing express the feelings of war.
Two experts suggested that the peoples needs must be satisfied to have real peace. Otherwise they are not "at peace". If we look at this idea more deeply, it gets more interesting. A human being needs food, healt ... mehr
The attack on Pearl Harbor was the culmination of a decade of deteriorating relations between Japan and the United States over the status of China and the security of Southeast Asia. The breakdown began in 1931 when Japanese army extremists, in defiance of government policy, invaded and overran the northern-most Chinese province of Manchuria. Japan ignored American protests, and in the summer of 1937 launched a full-scale attack on the rest of ... mehr
John Ernst Steinbeck
John Steinbeck was born in 1902, in Salinas, California. He was of Westfalian descent on his father's side, his father was half-German, and of Irish on his mother's side. He studied at Stanford University for some years (from 1919 to 1925), and took particular interest in biology, a course of studies that taught him how to make exact observations. He did not, how-ever, pass any final examination.
He looked for work in all ... mehr