Here are some messages by Mr. Keating to his students.
1. Seize the day. - Make your life extraordinary.
2. Find other points of view but keep your own one.
3. Believe in what you´re doing and in that what makes people unique.
4. Try to contribute with your own verse.
5. Try to deal with important things of life.
6. Be able to criticize.
7. Use your language because it was invented to woo women.
8. I always thought that educa ... mehr
N.H. Kleinbaum, a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, is a former newspaper reporter and editor. Her other novelizations include the Bantam Starfire title Growing Pains and D.A.R.Y.L. She lives in Mt. Kisco, New York, with her husband and her three children.
The story takes place at Welton Academy, a boys` boarding school that is located in New England. At the opening of the new school year, Neil mee ... mehr
Dead Poets Society is a novel written by N.H.Kleinbaum. This book tells a story about young boys and their new English teacher at Welton Academy,
a private school situated in the remote hills of Vermont.
In the chapel of the school the headmaster Gale Nolan, a husky man in his early sixties, who was representing the system and the four banner carriers
of Welton Academy, welcomed the students and their parents to the new school year. After ... mehr
Chris will go to university in Newcastle next day. On 2nd October he remembers about the past. He reads the letters by Helen, which he found in his room. The letters take him back to January, to the beginning of the journey to his past.
Chris lives with his father and his brother Guy in a house. He doesn't know who his mother is. He had never wanted to know it. But in that year he got to know her. Helen lives tog ... mehr
Donna Leon's book is about Commissario Brunetti, who lives in Venice. One day a dead body is found in the 'laguna'. It turns out, that it was Sergeant Foster, a young American from the military base in Vicenza, where he worked as a doctor. Everybody, but Brunetti, believes that it was a robberymurder. That means that a person is threatened and unfortunately killed by a thief. Twice Brunetti goes to Vicenza to interview people about Foster's ... mehr
Arthur Miller was born on 17 October 1915 in Harlem. He grew up during the American Depression and this situation affected his own family when his father's clothing factory experienced financial difficulties.
Arthur Miller himself worked briefly as an salesman. Through his small jobs he earned his way to university. He studied journalism and after graduating he began to write. On leaving university Miller briefly joined the ... mehr
I´ve chosen to make only a very short summary of the handling , but a comprehensive characterisation
The play is about Willy Loman , his sons Happy and Biff , and his wife Linda.
Biff has got no job , he only worked on a farm once , and Willy is very sad about that.
In Highschool , Biff was the star of the footballteam , but he flunked math and he didn´t
Happy has got a good job and lives in an ap ... mehr
Page 7-9 Willy Loman is coming home from a sales-trip. He doesn't feel well, because he had a car accident; he was driving and suddenly he begun to study on something else and so he arrived in the ditch.
Page 10 Linda Loman asks Willy to ask his Boss, if he could work in New York. Because she thinks that her husband is too old for travelling through the States. Willy promises Linda to ask him.
Page 11-15 Linda and her husband ar ... mehr
There are currently 38 states with death penalty:
AL Alabama 20 KY Kentucky 2 OH Ohio 1
AZ Arizona 19 LA Louisiana 25 OK Oklahoma 20
AR Arkansas 21 MD Maryland 3 OR Oregon 2
CA California 7 MS Mississippi 4 PA Pennsylvania 3
CO Colorado 1 MO Missouri 41 SC South Carolina 24
CT Connecticut 0 MT Montana 2 SD South Dakota 0
DE Delaware 10 NE Nebraska 3 TN Tennessee 0
FL Florida 44 NV Nevada 8 TX Texas 199
GA Georgia 23 NH New ... mehr
Since ancient times capital punishment has been used to punish a wide variety of offences. The Bible prescribes death for murder and many other crimes, including kidnapping and witchcraft.
By 1500 in England, only major felonies carried out the death penalty for such capital offences as treason, murder, larceny, burglary, rape, and arson. Some common methods of execution at that time were boiling, burning at the stake, hanging, beheading, and d ... mehr
The Supreme Court of the United States is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices. Their positions are life-long appointments. They read statutes and the text of the Constitution, and they also considered other policy cases. But they decide cases based on what the law is, not what the polls show. The Supreme Court is housed in a small room deep inside the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
The Supreme Court of the United States ... mehr
Methods of inflicting the death penalty have ranged from stoning in biblical times, crucifixion under the Romans, beheading in France, to those used in the United States today: HANGING, ELECTROCUTION, GAS CHAMBER, firing squad, and LETHAL INJECTION.
The electric chair was introduced in the USA in 1888, because they thought that it was more human than hanging.
The execution: after the condemned federal prisoner has been tied to ... mehr
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This doctrine proclaimed a \"right to life\" (one's protection by the forces of law) and its task was to limit the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly.
During the 1950s and 1960s international human rights treaties were developed, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political ... mehr
On 29th June 1998, the 15 Foreign Ministers of the EU States (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Great Britain and North Ireland) were all in favour of the universal abolition of death penalty, a battle that is an important element of the EU human rights politics; to be an EU member, a State mustn\'t apply the death penalty. A great public opinion moveme ... mehr
Jesus died to free us from our debts and his example is supposed to strengthen compassion and tolerance even towards enemies, poor and suffering people.
The death penalty was permitted in biblical times because its use was necessary to maintain social order. Three thousand of years ago the people formed a fragile community - without benefit or prisons and other institutions - that demanded quick, effective and harsh punishment of o ... mehr
Biographical information about the author
\"Dead Man Walking\" is written by Sister Helen Prejean who fights against capital punishment in the U.S.A. She was born in Baton Rouge in the 1940s and has lived and worked in Louisiana all her life. As an abolitionist of death penalty, she published lectures about her experiences working with death-row inmates. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille, an order that she joined in 1957.
Biographical information about the author
The American author Thomas E. Gaddis was born on September 14, 1908 in Denver and died of cancer on October 10, 1984 in Portland.
He was educated at the University of Minnesota in 1932. In his later life he worked as an educator in the field of correction, as a psychologist and author. He was co-director of the department of education, member of faculty and professor in Oregon State System of Higher ... mehr
Before the Prison
The name Alcatraz is derived from the Spanish \"Alcatraces.\" In 1775, the Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala was the first to sail into what is now known as San Francisco Bay - he named one of the three islands Alcatraces; over time, the name was Alcatraz. While the exact meaning is still discussed, Alcatraz is usually defined as meaning \"pelican\" or \"strange bird.\"
In 1850, the island was used for a United States mili ... mehr
More formally known as capital punishment, the death penalty has been discussed historically as well as nowadays. The death penalty has been a legalized punishment since Hammurabi, a Babylonian king in 1750 b.c..
Only the crimes, for which the death penalty was used, have changed over the centuries.
In the ancient Greece, someone could be condemned to death for stealing a piece of fruit or just being lazy. Crimes which are nowadays not eve ... mehr
Death Penalty has been existing really a long time. With it, also the advocates and the abolitionists.
There are today 73 states, which have abolished Death Penalty at all. 13 states use Death Penalty only for exceptional crimes like war crime or some faults in accordance with the military rights. 22 states abolished Death Penalty in practise, but not in law.
Consequently 108 states don't use Death Penalty at all, but 87 still use it.
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