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Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace As part of the summer reading assignment this year, I read the book Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol.  In this documentary-style book, he told about the horrible yet completely realistic conditions of the most poor, rundown neighborhoods and districts in New York City.  Kozol wrote the book for the purpose of telling the stories of the children who lived in these parts of the city.  He dedicated his work to those children and it was his goal to inform readers that slums were in fact in existence and the children who resided there did not deserve to live in such a poverty-stricken area.  The question "Why should their childhood be different from others across the country?" arose often and needs to be examined by all....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 809 words
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Amazing Grace - Using the themes we have examined in this course discuss the situation of the children in Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace. Who defines them as 'other'. How. What makes them feel like 'nobodies'. What makes them feel like 'somebodies'. What is the role of religion in this daily struggle for human dignity. Drugs, violence, prostitution, pollution, infestation, and sickness of all kinds are present in South Bronx, New York. Unfortunately, children are surrounded and involved in all these problems and more....   [tags: Race relations amazing grace report] 799 words
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Free Essays - Amazing Grace - Within the next few pages here I intend to address two issues. First I will try to give a personal review of what I saw this book to hold, and second I will try explain the revelence which this book has to the field of Public Administration. First try to picture children in a slum where the squalor in their homes is just as bad as that which is in the streets. Where prostitution is rampant, thievery a common place and murder and death a daily occurrence. Crack-cocaine and heroin are sold in corner markets, and the dead eyes of men and women wandering about aimlessly in the streets of Mott Haven are all to common., Their bodies riddled with disease, disease which seems to control the neighborhood....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1065 words
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Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace - Atrocities Exposed in Amazing Grace          god bless mommy. god bless nanny. god, don't punish me because I'm black. The above is an excerpt of a prayer taken from one of the saddest, most disheartening books I've ever read. Jonathon Kozol based this book on a neighborhood in the South Bronx, called Mott Haven. Mott Haven happens to be not only the poorest district in New York, but possibly in the whole United States. Of the 48,000 living in this broken down, rat-infested neighborhood, two thirds are hispanic, one third is black and thirty-five percent are children....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays] 1049 words
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Amazing Grace Book Review - Amazing Grace Book Review My reaction to the book was very shocking. I like the book very much and thought it was very informative. It kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to read on and learn more. It was amazing to learn about how bad living conditions are in some neighborhoods. It was shocking to hear about some things that go on in neighborhoods like the Bronx and how people are treated....   [tags: Amazing Grace Book Report] 1130 words
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a story of defiance, of successfully breaking and escaping the oppressive mores of society with skill and tenacity, and an embodiment the novelistic tradition of disregard for the monolithic structure on which our world is based. The book is set up around the theme of “the carnivalesque”, and shows how this rebel attitude can be taken up like a mantel, so a character can make change and find happiness in an oppressive world....   [tags: Amazing Adventures kavalier clay Essays] 1561 words
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Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace        While reading Amazing Grace, one is unable to escape the seemingly endless tales of hardship and pain. The setting behind this gripping story is the South Bronx of New York City, with the main focus on the Mott Haven housing project and its surrounding neighborhood. Here black and Hispanic families try to cope with the disparity that surrounds them. Mott Haven is a place where children must place in the hallways of the building, because playing outside is to much of a risk....   [tags: Amazing Grace Essays Jonathan Kozol Papers]
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Amazing Grace - To craft a well structured and universally appealing narrative, the author must consider the relationship between the speaker and the audience it is directly addressing. The creation of a good speaker/audience relationship is greatly dependent on the openness and accessibility of the main character to its readers. This two-way communication is constructed through a first person narrative. In the narrative titled, “Amazing Grace,” by Abdel Nasser Ould Yessa, the speaker not only creates an intimate relationship with its readers, but also directs its message to a specific audience....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Abdel Nasser] 1159 words
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Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal. For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this book, the children speak openly and honestly about feeling 'abandoned', 'hidden' or 'forgotten' by our nation, one that is blind to their problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1782 words
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Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace is not a good movie, it is a great movie. Films on History can be lengthy and tedious, but that sure is not the case in this fascinating movie about the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament. Contrary to what its title suggests, “Amazing Grace” isn’t really about the inauguration of the Christian hymn. Set in the 18th century England, it focuses on William’s political career to abolish the slave trade by arguing against it on the floor of the House of Commons, which placed him at odds with some of the most powerful men of the time....   [tags: Film, Movie, William Wilberforce] 1296 words
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Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace is a book that describes the everyday horrors and struggles for survival, for a group of elementary girls and boys who are growing up in the South Bronx, the poorest congressional district in the United States. "When you enter the train, you are in the seventh richest congressional district in the nation. When you leave, you are in the poorest." This unimaginable way of life seems normal to these children because they really don't know any better. Normal to them is sickness, drug abuse, pollution, death, welfare and violence....   [tags: Sociology] 1434 words
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An Amazing Book - An Amazing Book Been In The Storm So Long, written by Leon F. Litwack exposes the cruel, harsh, and most disgusting attitudes of humans towards one another. This story is about the lives of black slaves, slave owners, and the people fighting for freedom during the Civil War and even after Emancipation. This story reveals the interactions between blacks and whites and dramatizes their inner dependency on one another. It also divulges the tension and friction between the two groups. After reading this short summery of Been In The Storm So Long, I hope one can acknowledge the intentions of this book and perhaps give one the desire to pick up this book and let the story take one to a place Americans tend to keep hidden....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2039 words
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Amazing Grace - Amazing Grace, written by Jonathan Kozol. At first glance, it seems that the author is going to take us on yet another journalistic ride through the land of the poor. Similar to the ones you read about, or hear in the news. However, this is not the case; the real underlying theme is what is society doing about the plight of the poor. Kozol uses the views of children to emphasize that these reports on living conditions are not being obtained by “disgruntled” adults, but from innocent, learning children whose only misfortune was being born to this particular area....   [tags: essays research papers] 1937 words
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Survivor or The Amazing Race? - Survivor or The Amazing Race. Reality television is well known for its exhibition in unscripted dramatic and often humorous events that portrays real life people as opposed to professional actors. Reality television is mostly associated with the years after 2000. Television’s popular, long-running reality series Survivor, and The Amazing Race both have similar goals and outcomes, despite their themes, challenges, and ingenuity. Survivor is far more entertaining than The Amazing Race with its use of clever challenges, cast elimination, and overall ingenuity....   [tags: Television] 687 words
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Amazing Grace or Disgrace? - Imagine living in the 1700s when slavery was a normal part of people’s everyday lives. Would you be for slavery, or against it. People in today’s society would denounce slavery as cruel or inhumane. But in the eighteenth century, most of the western society accepted slavery and the slave trade. It took heroic efforts be brave, dedicated political leaders to eventually turn the tables. Amazing Grace is a historical film that depicts the life and work of British politician and abolitionist campaigner William Wilberforce....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris - The Amazing Story of Chuck Norris How and why did Chuck Norris get to be so famous. He got to be the rough, American tough guy he is now because he worked hard at what he did. Chuck Norris never quit anything he started. Once he got a taste of martial arts in the Air Force. He just had to learn more and take it to the next level. The first form of Martial Arts Chuck Norris mastered was Tang Soo Do. About Chuck Norris’s Family Chuck Norris had a family who loved him very much. His mother’s name is Wilma Norris....   [tags: Biography ] 1464 words
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The Amazing Leadership of Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey - The epic poem The Odyssey by the ancient Greek writer Homer takes us deep into the life of a man called Odysseus. As the reader gets to know Odysseus many sides of his character are exposed through the challenges he faces. Though he and his crew face danger and obstacles every step of the way Odysseus’s character hardly changes. The entire book Odysseus longs to see his wife but he is a good man and a courageous leader. When the times get tough, the tough gets going and that’s exactly what Odysseus did when the Trojan War started....   [tags: The Odyssey] 752 words
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History On Amazing Grace - "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound..." So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all times, a staple in the hymnals of many denominations. The author of the words was John Newton, the self-proclaimed wretch who once was lost but then was found, saved by amazing grace. Newton was born in London July 24, 1725, the son of a commander of a merchant ship which sailed the Mediterranean. In 1744 John was impressed into service on a man-of-war, the H. M. S. Harwich. Finding conditions on board intolerable, he deserted but was soon recaptured and publicly flogged and demoted from midshipman to common seaman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol - Deprived of Amazing Grace Jonathan Kozol's book, Amazing Grace, analyzes the lives of the people living in the dilapidated district of South Bronx, New York. Kozol spends time touring the streets with children, talking to parents, and discussing the appalling living conditions and safety concerns that plague the residents in the inner cities of New York. In great detail, he describes the harsh lifestyles that the poverty stricken families are forced into; day in and day out. Disease, hunger, crime, and drugs are of the few everyday problems that the people in Kozol's book face; however, many of these people continue to maintain a very religious and positive outlook on life....   [tags: Sociology] 787 words
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Graduation Speech: An Amazing Year! - To be completely honest, at the end of my junior year, I felt ready to be up here. I watched a lot of my friends go through their senior year and felt completely prepared to move on. I could hardly stand the thought of another year at County High School, in what I thought would be stagnant water. At that point in my life, I had no idea how much I had left to learn and how much one more year at County High would mean. It ended up being, collectively, one of the most amazing experiences I have even had....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 399 words
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My Amazing Grandfather (Grandpa) - Personal Narrative- My Amazing Grandpa I don't have a lot of fantastic memories of childhood. There were no spectacular family adventures, no unique family projects that taught some sort of moral lesson, no out-of-the-ordinary holidays. We ate family meals together, but most of the time the children and adults lived in different worlds. The kids went to school, did homework, and played; the adults worked. I was lucky, though. When I wanted a little of both worlds, I could always turn to Grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 629 words
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The Amazing Color-coded Campus - The Amazing Color-coded Campus At a glance ours had seemed the perfect school, with its large remodeled buildings, looming green trees and a campus filling a whole city block. Everyone wanted to go there, just so that they could cut class and escape to the real world. For me, leaving a private school where everyone looked and acted the same for a school known for having the largest and most diverse student body in the United States was nothing less than a dream come true. On my first day, though, I realized why my parents had originally yanked me out of public school....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 1382 words
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The Amazing Edgar Allan Poe - The Amazing Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allen Poe suffered from depression, which made his writings tragically beautiful, and if you lived his life, you probably would have been depressed too. He was born in 1809 to a couple of actors. He was two when his father abandoned him. His mother, unable to take care of him, left him with John and Frances Allen. His mother died soon after that. The Allens gave him a good upbringing, but never legally adopted him, leaving him as something of an outcast. Much of Poe’s life was spent struggling....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Ogden Nash: An Amazing Poet -      Ogden Nash was a poet that used nonsensical and humorous verse to draw people into reading his poems. Then, he would slip in insightful poems that speak a lot about life. His light verse even earned him a place on a postage stamp. His poems contain uneven lines that all rhyme, and he even made up spellings to words to achieve the best effect.      Frederick Ogden Nash was born August 19, 1902, in New York. His family thought that education was very important, and this was the basis for his love of languages and writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Experience at a Church Service of the Amazing Grace Church - 1.1 History of Christianity Christianity is the religion based on the life, death and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Christ or Messiah. Jesus was a Jewish teacher and prophet who lived in Palestine in the first century CE. He revealed himself to be the Son of God in fulfillment of Hebrew scripture, and taught that the Kingdom of God was imminent, bringing with it forgiveness and new life for all who believed. His claim to be the Messiah roused opposition from religious and political authorities and he was imprisoned and crucified....   [tags: churches, religion, Christianity, church services,] 1587 words
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Amazing Structure of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan - One amazing structure that many people in industrialized countries take for granted because of the exposure is bridges. Bridges are built for many reasons such as simply the connection of two places to make the journey shorter and simpler, or for economic reasons. They are also one of the most thought-out structures: because of the weather, the wear-and-tear of cars, people and other elements, and because of their purpose, it can take decades just to plan out the basic structure of the bridge. One place in which all three elements need to be considered highly when building any structure with the magnitude of a bridge is Japan....   [tags: architecture, engineering] 969 words
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Sestina: Complex Repetition Yeilds Amazing Results - A sestina is a poetic technique that achieves amazing effects through complex repetition. It is a thirty-nine line, seven stanza poem that repeats the six words that end the lines in the first stanza. It achieves this in very complex pattern of repetition with the first six stanzas having six lines each, and the last stanza being a tercet, or envoi, having only three lines. Florence Cassen Mayers is a well known American poet who commonly used the sestina technique. All American Sestina is a light hearted poem depicting the “all American lifestyle.” Keep Your ----s Off Me is a heavier poem that leaves interpretation up to the reader....   [tags: sestina, poetry, Keep Your ----s Off Me, Florence ] 979 words
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The Wonderful and Amazing Medina County Career Center - ... The Medina County Career Center will give high school students a good experience for them to take with them for the future. The experience can only help them. They also do not have to be forced to stick with a field if they do not care for it. Even if they do not exactly love the field as much as they thought they would, it is still a good learning experience for the students. The Career Center has much variety for their students. They have 25 majors to pick from, covering various fields, and students can get college credits even before they get to the school, saving them valuable resources (Engelhart)....   [tags: Education, High School, Students]
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Archetype of Hero in the Film Amazing Grace - During the 18th century millions of men, women and children were taken from their homes in Africa and sold into slavery. Few survived the slave ships, and even fewer lived through their slave labors. Few people thought the slave trade was wrong, and to find one who had the courage to stand-up against it seemed impossible. Humanity needed a hero, someone who could establish equality. The movie Amazing Grace tells the account of an Englishman who gave his health and youth to end the slave trade. Like heroes of history and literature, William Wilberforce's story followed the archetype of a traditional hero....   [tags: essays research papers] 680 words
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Mathew and his Amazing Journey to Break my Heart - Mathew and his Amazing Journey to Break my Heart “Look at how his hair curls down on his forehead. Isn’t that so cute?” I whispered to my best friend Jenny who was seated next to me. Jenny and I have known each other since we were in diapers with teething rings. I could predict what she would do or say; it was even found that I could tell what she would be wearing that day, without her even telling me. We were both exactly alike also; in love with Mathew Jackson, in love with NSYNC, in love with the color pink, and the list went on....   [tags: essays papers] 1542 words
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The Amazing Hippopotamus - Hippopotamuses are very fascinating animals to study and observe. With their semiaquatic lifestyle, they appear to be more closely related to whales than other hoofed mammals. Their ability to be versatile in their habitats helps protects them against different dangers that they face. During this research paper I learned many facts about hippopotamuses that I was not previously aware of. The hippopotamus is a part of the Animalia kingdom and from that it branches into being a part of the phylum, Chordata....   [tags: Wildlife]
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Comparison Of The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rats vs The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe - Though there are many generations of writing; whether it is classic or contemporary, all authors bring several similarities to the different works that they create. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rats, written by Terry Pratchett, can be compared to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; which is written by C.W.Lewis, due to the similarities that both authors use in their writing styles. Not only can the differences be seen through the authors writing style, but differences can be seen through the different literary elements that the authors choose to use throughout their works....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1744 words
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Phytoliths and Archaeology; An Amazing Field That Never Gained Popularity (with good Reason) - Phytoliths are a durable floral microfossil formed by silica absorbed by a plant during its life. Although the usefulness of phytoliths in archaeology has been known for nearly a century, the field (independently) has not attained much popularity. Despite the fact that the yields of evidence and information from phytoliths are truly amazing, the field itself is at times more tedious than dendrochronology, causing a delay in the development of the use of phytoliths, as well as the lack of recognition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Amazing Rocket - Rockets In Ancient times The first rocket like device was invented around 100BC by a Greek named Hero of Alexandria. This device was called an aeolipile. It consisted of a sphere mounted on a water kettle. A fire beneath the kettle turned the water to steam, which then traveled through pipes to the sphere and was expelled through two L-shaped pipes that caused the sphere to rotate. Hero Engine When rockets as we know them were first invented is not known. The first date we know true rockets were used was the year 1232, however it is believed possible that the Chinese had primitive rocket like devices before this....   [tags: It Is Rocket Science] 3301 words
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World Music - ... She eventually went on to study jazz in Paris. In 2002, Kidjo traveled to Brazil to write music with Carlinos Brown. The collaboration led to the creation of many songs, one including “Okan Bale.” In an interview, Kidjo accredits the inspiration of “Okan Bale” to her family. In the song, she talks about her gratitude to her parents for their help in jumpstarting her music career. She also speaks of her family’s overwhelming love for her and knowing that she can depend on them for support (Angelique Kidjo)....   [tags: Nyamaropa, Amazing Grace, Okan Bale, Iraqui Cafe]
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THE AMAZING GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS - “On your toes,” Ole yelled, at all his teammates. Ole is my ten year old son, who has been playing soccer since he was in first grade. He plays two seasons a year and we are on our tenth season. Ole has started showing leadership with his teammates this season. Ole's team shows him respect, he is a very strong player that has always has his teammates backs. No matter how tired he is, he is right there to help his teammates out. When Ole started playing soccer I would have never dreamed of him taking this path....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Amazing Transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - Imagine if the cruelest person in the world became the kindest. This happens in A Christmas Carol after Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a remarkable journey through time. Although A Christmas Carol was written in the 17th century, its messages and themes stay alive today. Scrooge started changing his personality and life-style throughout the novella. In A Christmas Carol Scrooge changed from being a money-pinching grouch to a kind-hearted man, he redeemed himself through freewill and life changing memories....   [tags: a christmas carol] 659 words
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Cats' Amazing Ability to Survive Falls - Your chance of surviving a fall of 50 feet (approximately 4 stories) is about 50%, while almost no one who falls 6 stories will be around to tell their tale. However, in a study conducted by Manhattan veterinarians, Drs. Wayne Whitney and Cheryl Mehlhaff, it was discovered that out of 115 cases of cats falling (accidentally) from multi-story heights, 90% of them survived. An even more surprising result is that if a cat falls from more than 7 stories its chance of survival doubles, compared to a cat having fallen from 2 to 7 stories (a story averages about 12 feet)....   [tags: physics cat cats fall land feet] 1230 words
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The Impact of Viking Contact on Western Europe - The blood-thirsty Vikings had such a strong influence and impact on Western Europe that their impact of Viking contact spread throughout the world and lives on today. Three significant ways they affected the world was by the Vikings amazing technology skills of ship building and navigation as well as their polytheism religion. The Vikings in their time were the best shipbuilders and sailors in the world. Their ships were very strong as they were made out of a very long-lasting type of wood, which was oak wood....   [tags: essays research papers] 402 words
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My Trip - experience to go places and see things where something historical or amazing happened, or to see a view so wonderful that I cannot even grasp its beauty. When I travel I have enormous amounts of me time. It’s nice and peaceful. I can lose all my worries in the many different and beautiful places I visit. The most enjoyable and extensive trip I have taken so far was in 2001 when I was ten; I traveled all over the USA for five weeks. Everything about the trip was enjoyable. Even getting ready was enjoyable....   [tags: Travel] 1141 words
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District 9 and what you probably didnt know - ... The homes you see the aliens getting evicted from were homes that humans had recently been kicked out of, for real…Although not all of them had been given the green light on the RDP housing, most of them had, but all of them were going to be moved, whether they liked it or not. So we ended up with this open piece of land with all these shacks on it...each day we came to set, there were fewer and fewer people.” Reading the part where each day fewer people were there it kind of makes you sad because they were filming when this was actually happening so they had a sense of what is really going on and I guess by filming they made up scenes, as I said earlier they had improvised some major scenes and I guess by actually witnessing this it made it a little easier for them to get a sense how they were going to mistreat the aliens....   [tags: film analysis, aliens, theater]
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beethoven - Beethoven Ludwig Von Beethoven was born December 17, 1770. by the time he was 12 he has already composed a published work of music. His public debut was in 1795 which was the same time his first important publications appeared, three piano trios op.l and three piano sonatas op.2. It was claimed that as a pianist, he had fire, brilliance and fantasy as well as depth of feeling. At this point in Beethoven’s life nothing could go wrong, he was on top of the world. In 1802 Beethoven had encountered a terrible tragedy, realizing that the hearing problems he had noticed over the years were incurable and were sure to get worse....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Ignorance is Why Poverty is Ignored - Today's world is filled with both great tragedy and abundant joy. In a densely populated metropolis like New York City, on a quick walk down a street you encounter homeless people walking among the most prosperous. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten the prosperous person will trudge straight past the one in need without a second thought. A serious problem arises when this happens continually. The problem worsens when you enter a different neighborhood and the well-to-do are far from sight. Many neighborhoods are inhabited only by the most hopeless of poverty - ridden people while others downtown or across the park do not care, or are glad to be separated from them....   [tags: homelessness, poverty, New York City] 847 words
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My First Concert: Cobra Starship at the Troubadour - On August 11, 2009, my cousin and I headed off to West Hollywood to the Troubadour, where we would see one of the best band, Cobra Starship perform. When we arrived at the Troubadour many hours early, the security guard told us we had to wait around the corner like the other fans waiting to get inside the doors. So when we walked around the corner, we saw a few fans camping out. We found a spot and we sat down. The wait felt like eternity and the heat of the sun beaming down on us wasn’t helping the situations either....   [tags: concerts, ] 738 words
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Dreaming of Paris - Wow. The amazing, beautiful, colored painting caught my eye as looked through the art gallery in the magazine. The wonderful looking spaghetti had my taste buds go go crazy while I was looking at the advertisements. The fresh smelling garlic bread made my mine go insane as I saw it sitting by the spegetti. The pretty looking building made me want to jump in the magazine. Yes, Paris is where I want to go if I could choose to go anywhere. I always wanted to go to Paris since i was little just looking at the pictures in magazines makes me so mad that I never went there....   [tags: Travel]
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Water Conservation - One of the items people, animals, and our environment cannot live without is water. Water is extremely vital in the everyday life of everyone in the world from everyday life of drinking, washing clothes, animals, grains, cleaning, and so many other uses that eliminating water would eliminate our species as we all depend on the necessity of water. “The water footprint refers to the volumes of water consumption and pollution that are ‘behind’ your daily consumption”. (Network, 2010) If an average American uses approximately 80-100 gallons of water per day then an average American needs to change their ways and contribute to a better water footprint....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Pete Rose and Cooperstown - Pete Rose is the Michael Jordan of Baseball. In a state known for its basketball legends, this should say something. Rose was an amazing athlete. His athleticism and achievements are renowned. In 1963, Rose made his Major League Baseball début with the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .273, and was named Rookie of the Year. By 1978, he had reached 3,000 hits and by 1980 he had 4,000 hits. In 1982, he broke Ty Cobb’s record and became the all time hit leader. He ended his career with 4,256 hits in 1989. He was an amazing player who played an unequaled five different positions, and led two teams to three World Series titles (Dodd, 1994)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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The Revolutionary Wheel - ... It is amazing to look back to the origins of the wheel and see how it has evolved from a piece of wood to a complex, high strength, piece of metal with rubber over it. And wheels aren't only just for cars now they are in lots of devices and machines that move, for example a motor for the car has many little wheels in it or a wind up toy. they are every where. According to ancient clay tablets, the earliest known use of the wheel which was as early as 3500 BC was the potter’s wheel which was a machine that would spin clay and ultimately make molding,designing, and making clay objects more efficient....   [tags: History, Inventions, Mesopotamia]
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How to Become a Great Guitarist - There are many well known and extremely talented guitarists in the world. Sometimes, a guitarist is only as good as his guitar. A guitarist such as “Slash” is amazing at what he does, however if he were to pick up a poorly crafted tool then his playing quality would significantly decrease. So, when one goes to buy their first guitar they must remember that there are many things to consider in the purchase. First, the individual must decide what genre of music he or she will be playing because this will ultimately dictate and decide what style of guitar is chosen....   [tags: How To Essay, Instructional Essay, Process Essay] 502 words
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