• Yooooooooooooooooooo
    fantasy/adventure, but in actuality it’s a satirical commentary on society in Johnathan Swift. It starts off with Gulliver talking about himself. Later he gets shipwrecked and ends up in Lilliput, where the people are 6 inches tall. At first they think Gulliver is an enemy, but then realize he is no threat. He is taken...
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  • Ancient Egypt: Old, Middle, and New Kingdom
    considered the chief god of state. It was believed that the pharaoh was a god himself, and that his power was to be revered and worshipped. Such was the case with Zoser, and the pharaohs of the preceding dynasties. But the priesthood that worshipped Re began a slow steady usurpation of power from the pharaohs...
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  • Robinson Crusoe
    Crusoe leaves England setting sail from the south hampton. He joins an expedition to bring slaves from Africa, but he is shipwrecked in a storm about forty miles out to sea on an island near the mouth of the Orinoco river on September 30, 1659. His companions all die; he fetches arms, tools, and other...
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  • Exploration Literature
    very long, it is worn tied back upon the head in the form of a little tail.” • “Our sailors in the boat seeing a great fire made up, and their companion placed very near it, full of fear, as is usual in all cases of novelty, imagined that the natives were about to roast him for food.” • “By searching...
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  • Segregation and Discrimination in the United States Military During World War Two
    lives. As the United States entered World War Two there was a concerted effort by everyone involved to get every job done as fast as possible. Black sailors were being used to load ships with everything that could be imagined. The labor was backbreaking, hot dirty, and at times slow and tedious. Special...
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  • Dangerouse
    anthologized, and the author's best-known work, "The Most Dangerous Game" features as its main character a big-game hunter from New York, who becomes shipwrecked on an isolated island in the Caribbean, and is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. The story is an inversion of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa...
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  • Mythic Heroes: Sinbad the Sailor
    Mythic Heroes: Sinbad the Sailor When I think about mythic heroes, for many years the first name that came to mind was Sinbad: Sinbad the sailor. In his days as an adventurer, he went on seven fantastic voyages which earned him fame for the rest of his life. Yet, now in retrospect, I no longer consider...
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  • reality of mermaids
    with the mythological Greek sirens as well as with sirenia, a biological order comprising dugongs and manatees. Some of the historical sightings by sailors may have been misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals. Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and...
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  • Film Adaptation of Shakespearean Comedy: Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothin
    the variation in the interpretation of Shakespeare's work, with the dark edge often failing to make the transition to screen. However this is not the case with Nunn's Twelfth Night, which achieves this exploration of the serious essentially through his interpretation of some of the play's principal characters...
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  • Mississippi Burning Trial
    their burned out car on the second day of the search, most everyone knew the three had been murdered. The press followed the search and brought the case to the nation's attention. Many bodies of murdered civil rights workers and black citizens were recovered from the backwaters and swamps as federal...
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  • Mermaids
    of mermaids come from? Somewhere in the later Middle Ages, the fish-woman mermaid supplanted the bird-woman siren as the creature believed to bring sailors out of the correct path, although in many languages words based on ‘siren’ continued to be used for the fish-woman. The shift to fish-women as the...
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  • The "Unsinkable" Ship
    promenade decks, sold for $2300. The Titanic differed in some respects from her sister ship. The Olympic has a lower promenade deck, but in the Titanic's case the staterooms were brought out flush with the outside of the superstructure, and the rooms themselves made much larger. The sitting rooms of some...
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  • Osmosis in Potatoes
    Potato Osmosis Introduction: A shipwrecked sailor is stranded on a small desert island with no fresh water to drink. They know they could last without food for up to a month, but if they didn't have water to drink they will be dead within a week. Hoping to postpone the inevitable, their thirst drives...
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  • Gulliver travels
    to the Queen. At court, Gulliver meets the King, and the two spend many sessions discussing the customs and behaviors of Gulliver's country. In many cases, the King is shocked and chagrined by the selfishness and pettiness that he hears Gulliver describe. Gulliver, on the other hand, defends England. ...
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  • Imperialism
    British to collect custom duties on goods entering and leaving China. It facilitated the establishment of consular courts at which all civil and criminal cases involving British defendants will be tried( extraterritoriality) according to British laws. And certainly, the most favoured nation clause. It also...
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  • Cotton
    election of 1844. Once again, the incumbent president was a Whig who had succeeded to the presidency upon the death of his war-hero predecessor. In this case, it was Millard Fillmore who followed General Zachary Taylor. The Whig party passed over the incumbent for nomination casting aside Fillmore in favor...
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  • To Kill or Not to Kill
    Robert Ashley Class: CAN271FA Law & The Citizen The first record of capital punishment in Canada is that of Peter Cartcel, a sailor who murdered Abraham Goodsides, a sailor from another ship, in 1749. Peter Cartcel was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging. Capital punishment was...
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  • The Lifeboat
    Carneades", there are two shipwrecked sailors, A and B. They both see a plank that can only support one of them and both of them swim towards it. Sailor A gets to the plank first, however, sailor B, who is going to drown, pushes A off and away from the plank and causes A to drown. Sailor B gets on the plank...
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  • Philosophy
    which we find everywhere. The difference is that man can comprehend the universe. He says that as in man we find uncertainty and doubt, same is the case with the universe. Man's experience is, therefore, the only measure which helps him understand the world. RUSSELL'S VIEWS Rertrand Russsell (1872-1970)...
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  • THE LATE 17TH AND EARLY 18TH CENTURY PIRATES: REVOLUTIONISTS OR SWINE?
    they chose to go a pirating. Ironically, piracy was a better alternative than working for the Royal Navy or mercantile captains. The life of a sailor in post war times was ill fated if they worked for the Royal Navy or merchant vessels. Radical influence to mutiny on naval and merchant vessels bloomed...
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