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Education vs. Non-Education

There are two important stories called, “Front Seat Brahman” and “Teachers of Import” that have a common conflict. That common conflict is education vs. non-education. The character in “Front Seat Brahman” is Sushil Rao. He is from Bombay, India. The characters in “The Teachers of Import” are Amarel Collymore and Elke Walcher. Amarel is from Bridgetown, Barbados and Elke is from Austria. They all moved to Queens, New York for a particular reason. Sushil did not mention whether or not he went to elementary or high school. However, from the story it sounds like he took school lightly compared to Amarel and Elke. Sushil states, “I went away to agriculture college to learn how to be a farmer, but they…

History of Greenwich Village in Manhattan

Greenwich Village’s history begins in the 16th century when its area was first settled by Native American tribes and then by the Dutch who called it New Amsterdam. In the 1660s, it was conquered by the British and its current name was first mentioned in 1713. In the late 18th century, the area known today as Washington Square Park was occupied by a Potters Field Cemetery, closed in 1826. During the outbreaks of yellow fever and cholera in early 19th century Manhattan, its citizens began to flee to Greenwich Village building new houses in the Federal style, shops, and banks. They built New York University in 1836 and made it an artistic and intellectual center. Buildings in the Greek Revival…

Rhetorical Analysis of 102 Minutes

Excerpt: “The towers stood like huge sails at the foot of Manhattan Island, with each face built to absorb a hurricane of 140 miles per hour. The wind load on an ordinary day was thirty times greater than the force of the airplane that would hit it on September 11. The mass of the tower was 1,000 times greater than the jet’s. Given the sheer bulk of the towers, it was not surprising that the building continued to stand after the plane hit.” p. 40, End of first paragraph Rhetorical Analysis: In 102 Minutes, the authors Dwyer and Flynn signify the irony of the events that took place on September 11th, 2001. Through the two authors’ use of diction and…