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The Promise by Chaim Potok - The Promise by Chaim Potok 1.In 10-12 sentences, write a brief outline of the plot of the novel. Be sure to make clear the major conflict of the story. 1.In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Reuben, is spending some time with his father at their cottage. His friend, Rachel is also vacationing nearby. Reuben finds out that Rachel's 14 year old cousin, Michael, is mentally ill, and Reuben seems to be the only person Michael will talk to. Near the end of the summer, Reuben's best friend Danny comes to visit Reuben and the Gordons (Rachel's family) invite Danny over to discuss Michael because Danny is a genius, and he is studying psychology....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays] 758 words
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Symbols and Symbolism of Chaim Potok's Promise - "Promise" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar is filled with symbolism. The basic definition of the word "promise," the title of the poem, refers to something to be given, granted, or willingly kept for the future. Yet no promise is fulfilled. A study of the plot reveals there really was no promise or guarantee at all--only an assumption. The "gardener" in this poem symbolizes a lover who, only to satisfy his (or her) own selfish desires, nurtures and cares for another. The "rose" symbolizes a loved one, a loved one eventually lost because the lover tries to hold onto, earn, and force love....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays] 674 words
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Irony of Situations and Satire in Chaim Potok's Promise - "Promise" is a poem about the time and love put into one rose. The rose then blossoms, and blooms, and grows more and more beautiful. But before the rose reaches its peak of beauty, it was picked. The conflict is that the rose wasn't seen at its most beautiful stage by the one who nurtured it. This rose can symbolize any one sacred thing to one's heart. The author of this poem, Paul Lawrence Dunbar uses irony of situations and satire in this particular poem. The red rose that was picked by the inconsiderate child portrays the feelings of parents losing their offspring before complete maturity....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays] 690 words
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The American Dream in The Chosen by Chaim Potok - Baseball is a rugged sport, uniquely American. Two Jewish boys meet during one of the most hotly contested baseball games of the high school season, in New York City during World War II. The teams’ rivalry—one team are Hassidim, the other orthodox—fuels intense acrimony between them until a freak accident during the game sends one to the hospital with an injury that nearly costs him an eye. The near loss of the boy’s eye creates a bond between the boys which develops into a deep and lasting friendship....   [tags: The Chosen, Chaim Potok] 910 words
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Human Nature Exposed in Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Human Nature Exposed in The Chosen A bad thing is only truly bad if you fail to make good of it. The Chosen by Chaim Potok is a testimant to the human ability to learn, grow and prosper from adversity. The story is filled with examples of situations in which something that may seem bad at the time, later reaps great rewards. In the initial portion of The Chosen one of the main characters, Reuven Malter, is struck in the eye by a baseball hit by the other main character, Danny Saunders....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 449 words
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Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is the story of a lasting friendship that blossoms between two Jewish boys, Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter, during and after World War II. On a deeper level, much of the plot focuses on the character of their fathers–Reb Saunders and David Malter–whose beliefs and ideals are rooted in two separate worlds. Reb Saunders is a zealous Hasidic rabbi who wants to impart his knowledge of his religion upon Danny and expects his son to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok - "When a trout rising to a fly gets hooked on a line and finds himself unable to swim about freely, he begins with a fight which results in struggles and splashes and sometimes an escape. Often, of course, the situation is too tough for him." ---KARL A. MENNINGER By developing a relationship between two people who come from completely distinct worlds, Chaim Potok was able to instigate and investigate a profound and deeply moving story of true friendship and the importance of father-son interconnection through self-realization in the work of The Chosen by explicitly introducing...   [tags: Chosen Chaim Potok] 1368 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Chaim Potok's The Chosen In the book The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, Reuven Malter is shaped by everyone around him. During this interaction his character becomes more developed and engaging. Through the interactions, it becomes apparent that Reuven’s father is always teaching his child how to improve himself. The conversations between Reuven and his father help prepare Reuven develop the mentality and the personal qualities, such as wisdom, compassion, and tolerance, necessary to become a rabbi. In all of their conversations, Mr....   [tags: Chaim Potok Chosen Essays]
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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Silence in The Chosen In the book The Chosen the four main characters have different views on how children should be raised. Danny Saunders was said to be raised in silence. Danny was raised in silence in that communication was cut off between Danny and his father, except when they were studying Talmud. The reason Danny’s father did not speak to his son is because Rabbi Saunders wanted to have Danny think things through himself. Reb Saunders also wanted Danny to grow up in the same manner he himself was raised....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 629 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen - Chaim Potok's The Chosen David Malter was part of the Jewish sect that took on a more modern approach. He is very understanding, and he cares very deeply for his son Reuven. Reuven and his father's relationship would be considered healthy by most people. They love each other very much, and they have a very open communication with each other. David Malter sought for every opportunity to teach his son from the Talmud, the Jewish Holy book. At the beginning of the book, Reuven was in the hospital as a result of Danny Saunders intentionally hitting a fast line-drive that hit Reuven in the face....   [tags: Analysis Chosen Potok] 1590 words
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The Power of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - The Power of The Chosen Throughout the book, 'The Chosen', Chaim Potok used the way of the Jewish lifestyle to teach his readers of the Jewish people. Potok used a variety of techniques including diction where he introduced Jewish terms, the theme of silence, and conflict between father and son to make the novel appealing. Furthermore, this novel tells us of the life of Jews and their commitment to religion; "We are commanded to study His Torah. We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 667 words
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Chaim Potok's The Chosen – Rueven and Danny - The Chosen – Rueven and Danny In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok's novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where their families expect high standards of achievement of them. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always-predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and Danny), find out that they really are, and what lives they will lead in the future....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 765 words
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The Lesson of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - The Lesson of The Chosen The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is about two boys from different religious sects that become friends despite all of their conflicts. Danny and Reuven participated in a baseball game against each other and Danny smacked the ball directly into Reuven's face, shattered his glasses, and a piece of glass penetrated his eye. Danny went to visit him in the hospital but, before he could say anything, Reuven started screaming at Danny and commanded him to leave while Danny only wanted to say that he was sorry....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 1007 words
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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok - The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and did not support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Thematic Analysis] 1122 words
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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok - Chaim Potok is a gifted author who lets his imagination and emotions combine to create a touching and exquisite novel. He was born on February 17, 1929 and was raised in New York City. He began to write fiction at the young age of sixteen. At that time, Potok also had graduated with a B.A. in English literature and earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a rabbi. With his brother following in his footsteps, he too became a rabbi, and both of their sisters were to marry rabbis in the forthcoming years....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1173 words
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The Chosen, Chaim Potok - The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and didn’t support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Background, Thematical Analysis] 1131 words
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Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok - Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok In My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok writes about a young boy in a Landover Hasidic community in Brooklyn who is an excellent artist. Asher travels through childhood hanging onto his art, but when his art interferes with his religious studies, Asher's two worlds of art and Torah collide. Potok deliberately chooses the extreme icons and symbols of secular life, such as the world of art, on the one hand, and of Judaism, Hasidim, and the Rebbe, on the other hand, to intensify the contrast between them, because he wants to mold the characters into visions he has, and to show how different the two worlds are and how they conflict and...   [tags: Potok Asher Lev] 1138 words
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Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen shows how people with traditional ideas view the world differently than those with modern ideas. For example, David Malter has modern views of his faith, whereas Reb Saunders cannot let go of traditional practices. Also, Reb Saunders and David Malter have different methods of raising their children. Finally, David Malter believes in Zionism, whereas Reb Saunders wants to wait for the coming of the Messiah to preserve his religion....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 578 words
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Creation of Identity in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen - Creation of Identity in The Chosen Many forces can powerfully change the identity of a person. In the novel, The Chosen, a few of these forces are religion, family, and friends. Religion is one of the main points in anyones identity and much of the book is based around the fact that the main characters, Reuven and Danny, are Jewish. In Danny's case religion changes the entire way he was raised, as his father puts it, "I did not want to drive my son away from God, but I did not want him to grow up a mind without a soul." (Potok pg....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays] 543 words
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok - The Chosen by Chaim Potok The novel, The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is a very interesting novel that opens a reader's mind to the religion of Judaism and the different trials Jews had to go through. Throughout this book, many thoughts and ideas can get the readers attention, but the most appealing idea is the decisions that Danny Sanders had to make. Danny struggles with culture expectations concerning his dress, the decision to follow the Hasidic family tradition, and keeping his Jewish faith....   [tags: Papers] 522 words
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My Life Paragonned to the Women in the Asher Lev Books by Chaim Potok - “Asher Lev, an artist is a person first. He is an individual. If there is no person, there is no artist” (Chaim Potok). An individual with different characteristics has a different mindset, attitude, confidence and respect from those around them. In Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, Asher is a Ladover Hasid who grows up in a Hasidic community, who is deeply committed to his Jewish faith and finds difficulty between the expectations of his traditions and his gift. He is an individual with a broad mindset, who wants to do things inversely....   [tags: women studies, status]
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Good Characteristics to Live By in The Chosen by Chaim Potok - Qualities of a Good Person What are things that make someone a good person. Is it their ability to get along with other people. How about the choices that the person makes. Or is it the way that he or she treats his or herself and others. All of the qualities make someone a good person. In the novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Danny and Reuven learn many qualities that make them to be better people. Respect, responsibility, and honesty are all important qualities for one to have in order to become a better person....   [tags: essays research papers] 1083 words
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The Struggle in Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev -        "If you were a genius in mathematics, I would understand. If you were a genius in writing, I would also understand. If you were a genius in Gemorra, I would certainly understand. But a genius in drawing is foolishness, and I will not let it interfere with our lives. Do you understand me, Asher?" (Potok 136). The struggle begins for young Asher Lev, a talented artist who tries to convince his father and the rest of his family of his artistic ability, when his father refuses to recognize his talent....   [tags: My Name is Asher Lev]
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Relationships in Potok's The Chosen - In The Chosen, Potok describes the Jewish culture during the period of World War I. Beginning with the affluence of Polish Jews before the war, Potok established a circle of relationships. In the book, there are three main relationships. The first one is father-son, between Danny and his father, Reb Saunders and between Reuven and his father, David Malter. The relationship between Reuven and Danny is the second main relationship in The Chosen. The third main relationship is Hasidism verses Zionism....   [tags: Potok The Chosen Relationship Literary Criticism] 766 words
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Dynamic Relationships in The Chosen - ... We were quiet for a long time. He seemed absorbed in something” (72). Danny and Reuven are shown once again to be discussing their deepest feelings. Reuven observes his friend in silence, which demonstrates the sturdy connection between the two. Reuven sees Danny is absorbed in something and it is implied that he has a desire to help him with the issue. Through sharing their private feelings Danny and Reuven exercise a strong connection based off of trust. Once this is established, their relationship is able to progress from one which consists simply of open communication, to one where the main focus is helping the other person....   [tags: Chaim Potok's novel, story analysis]
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Contributions to Society and its Effects in Capote's Cold Blood and Potok's My Name is Asher Lev - Contributions to Society and its Effects in Capote's Cold Blood and Potok's My Name is Asher Lev Truman Capote’s characters, Perry Smith and Dick Hancock, used in one of his most famous works In Cold Blood, find ways in which their contributions to society, within their personal lives as well as in their surrounding community, leads them to a fatal state of regret, remorse and actuality, all of which were consequences caused by their very own actions and decisions. Chaim Potok, author of My Name is Asher Lev, creates a similar theme of his characters’ ways of contributing to society....   [tags: Potok Asher Lev Cold Blood Capote] 1616 words
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Go My Son by Chaim Shapiro - ... After nearly starving to death on an assignment in the Ural Mountains, he deserts the Battalion, escaping to Chelyabinsk, where he joins a military school. Upon completion, he is sent to fight at the front in a Polish Army Reserve, achieving his goal of fighting against the Germans. He continues to fight until the end of the war on May 17th, 1945, when Germany surrenders to the Allied Nations. As Chaim moves from place to place, he is constantly faced with the dilemma of avoiding Chillul Shabbos in communist Russia, where religion is not only abhorred but illegal as well, and one can be sent to Siberia on just the suspicion of him practicing religion....   [tags: story analysis] 1032 words
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Centered Around Two Jewish Families in WWII - The Chosen takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950’s. It was the time where everyone has their radio on all the time, just to keep up with recent news on World War II. It is centered mainly on two boys and their families. Despite both families being devotedly Jewish, they treat their religion in a very different way and end up influencing each other. Reuvan Malter is one of the main characters and he also narrates the book. His dad teaches at the school he goes to, which makes Reuvan very smart and friendly with most of the students....   [tags: friends, college, baseball]
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A Promise Is A Promise - A Promise Is A Promise The room was ridiculously cold and my skin was damp against the sheets. No matter how extreme the temperature, I am addicted to the calming lull of the air conditioner as I sleep. It’s what they call my “white noise.” The afternoon sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds as its rays snuck in through the blinds. The muscles in my neck and shoulders were throbbing. I was still trying to get used to my awkward dorm room bed. A muffled voice traveled through the paper-thin brick wall and the sound of familiar music took center stage in my dreams....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Friendships Papers] 2479 words
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The Promise, by Oral Lee Brown - Keeping the Promise In her book The Promise, Oral Lee Brown discusses how she set out with the intention of helping one little girl and ended up changing the lives of twenty three children. She starts her narrative with a description of a child whose poverty worried her so much that her face haunted her dreams, and recounts how her search for the child brought her to Brookfield Elementary where she adopted a first grade class with the promise of sending them all to college if they graduated high school....   [tags: Summary, Philanthropic Actions]
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C. Wright Mills' The Promise - According to C. Wright Mills’ “The Promise”, he feels that an individual’s life and how they act is based on the society and what is happening around them at that time. Mills states in his essay that the sociological imagination helps us understand each individual’s background, lifestyles, and habits and/or traditions. It also allows us to understand the influence society may have on a person and how “historical” events led to it. Based on what he wrote, to understand this “imagination” we must be able to connect a person’s public or personal issues with the events happening within society during that time....   [tags: book report, literary analysis, society]
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The Promise of Global Business - ... And the answer to that for now is only slightly. Nevertheless, for businesses who were passed in the last decade to reach the internet goldmines, it can be expected that reaching new international markets will happen just as fast, if not faster, for those who already have their focus set to global. For the early birds who find themselves venturing into the international market during the next decade, it will truly be an eye-opening experience in how fettered various economies around the world can be....   [tags: internet, market, technology] 922 words
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The Promise: President Obama - When Barack Obama stood before a cheering crowd in his home state Illinois and announced his candidacy, no believed that this guy had any chance of winning the nomination. Majority of Americans did not believe that the country was actually ready for an African-American president with a promise of changing the course of politics in Washington. However, on November 4, 2008, for the first time, the citizens of the United States elected an African-American president with a name Barack Hussein Obama....   [tags: American Government, Politics, Obama's First Year] 1667 words
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The Promise Of Pentecost - The Promise of Pentecost "I am going to send you what my Father promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:49(NIV) Since the Old Testament, the Spirit of God was promised to come to the people of God. The prophet Joel wrote: "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." (Joel 2:28 NIV) Nine hundred years later, the Spirit of the living God was poured upon His church in an event named Pentecost....   [tags: Church Religion Religious ] 1584 words
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The Promise Of Nanotechnology - The Promise of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology is designing and building machines in which every atom and chemical bond is specified precisely (Hall 21). Products of nanotechnology are anything that is smaller than 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology is a broad term used for various parts of biomechanics. There are many promises of nanotechnology in the fields of environment, transportation and health. And this is just a small glimpse into the world of nanotechnology. But because nanotechnology is so broad and covers so many aspects of life, in this essay I will only discuss the promises in the health field....   [tags: Technology Nanotechnology ] 1128 words
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California's Promise - In the 1960’s California experienced reverence through the reputation of being a promising great state. The increasing population as well as the massive publicity, contributed in highlighting this notion. However, in 2011, California no longer holds the same reputation in the eyes of its residents. With a current state deficit of $25.4 Billion, many Californians believe that the state is hopeless and can no longer regain to its past stardom. Famed Historian, Kevin Starr argues that California has lost its promise entirely; however, California has not lost its promise entirely for the fact that California is still the eighth largest economy in the world....   [tags: State Government, State Deficit] 1871 words
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Charlie's Promise. - Father works in a factory, and Mother passed away from Influenza four years ago. But with three children, the money they make doesn't care for them well; and the lack of food and coal for heating specifically is troublesome. Charlie’s father sent her away and as awful as that may sound, Charlie would disagree. She's paid a dollar a week, though it is not as much as in the factory, she lives in better conditions. Though she was away from her family Charlie promised her father to always take care of her sisters....   [tags: short story] 895 words
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I Promise: A Promise I Could Not Keep to My Sister - ... 3 months earlier “Come on Brianna, you’re never ready!” “I’m almost done, stop complaining!” “I’ll look better than you anyway, so why try?” “We’re twins, stupid!” ( her favorite line to say when I say I look better than her) Moments later we were finally on our way to the party. Music blasting, we were talking and laughing like we always did. We finally convinced our parents of letting us drive the car, well mostly me since I was licensed. When we pulled up to the party, Brianna became nervous....   [tags: twin, life, druck, drive] 568 words
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Machiavelli and Obama: The Benefits of NOT Keeping a Promise - In chapter eighteen of The Prince, Machiavelli tells the reader how to be successful and when not to keep your word. It is seen through out history that people of power constantly renege on their promises. This philosophy can be connected to our most prominent political figure of this modern day: President Obama. In this chapter, Machiavelli has two major premises: the nature of man, and the nature of fighting. After explaining the natures of both man and fighting, Machiavelli makes the argument that it is better to be a fox (thus successful) and gives a basic outline on how to be one....   [tags: The Prince, Machiavelli ] 782 words
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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds - Introduction The political possibilities of popular music particularly in the sixties served as a reflection on the society of the United States of America, as it has been suggested throughout my thesis. I have argued that blues revolutionized music and folk politicised it. Now, I will demonstrate how rock contributed to a widespread and far-reaching cultural exchange between black and white America in regards to the issues the counter-culture was concerned about. Rock also reflected the political conflicts of the day and through which the young generation sought liberation and self-respect....   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]
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Eliminating Deficits: Finding the Promise in Teachers - Setting the Stage for Positivity Much discussion has been given to the idea of reframing our views of and interactions with school-age children from culturally, linguistically, ethnically, and economically diverse (hereafter, CLEED) backgrounds. The discussion typically revolves around ending the deficit paradigm—which views students from these backgrounds in a negative context—and developing a new lens through which to view diversity. This new lens focuses not only on the strengths that a diverse student holds, but also on finding the positive aspects of those characteristics that people would typically view as negative....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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The Olympics' Promise to Bring Countries Together - ... Oppossing the law would go against South Africa's law which would tie into political aspects. In 1968, two black American male athletes made history at the Mexico Olympics by making a silent protest against racial discrimination during the American National Anthem in the victory ceremony. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200m run stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played. Both men wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck....   [tags: apartheid, competition, ceremony] 1367 words
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Promise v. Reality of Equal Opportunity - The history of the United States is littered with exclusionary methods that create complex webs of structural racism that have persisted from the times of indentured servitude and slavery to the modern day. During the 1970s specifically the practice of redlining was in full swing, and many people of color were forced to work unskilled or semi-skilled jobs due to widespread workplace discrimination. These structures serve to create obstacles to the success of minorities, those not traditionally considered to be ‘white’....   [tags: My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor]
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Stem Cells Offer Great Promise - Stem cells offer great promise for success in future medical treatments. However, there still remains to be biased opinions on whether or not the use of stem cell for research is the most appropriate and effective tool for medical research. This topic is especially important for people who are suffering from disease that is capable of being treated through stem cell use. For these people, the treatment has the potential to change their outlook on life to a positive one. The advancements are diverse and have the potential to help cure numerous diseases and illnesses....   [tags: stem cell research, AMA, cloning, USPTO]
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Covenant and Promise - COVENANT AND PROMISE • BERITH = Hebrew word for covenant • Berith is found in the earliest records in the Bible and is fundamental to Hebrew religion. In Latin it is Testamentum. • The Old Testament and the New Testaments means the old and the new covenants. A covenant is a promise. • Chesed = Hebrew word for the attitude of loyalty and faithfulness which both parties should observe towards one another in a covenant relationship. • The covenant ‘chesed’ of God is so strong that it can never pass away....   [tags: essays research papers] 1342 words
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A Child's Promise - A Childs Promise This Friday night seemed just like any other with Mom and I lounging on the sofa watching the Grand Ole Opry. I could feel the joy that the Opry brought to my mom just by the look in her eyes as she watched, listened, and sometimes sang. Well she hummed more than she sang but that was my mom’s way of singing. As we watched her eyes would glow. Sometimes I would see a sparkle. As I watched her I knew what I had to do. I hugged my mom and said “Mother, when I’m all grown up I’m going to take you there”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1137 words
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Pursuing a Promise - It was a cold winter at night, Saleem was sent to the nearest hospital after suffering an accident during his football game, Saleem had dislocated his knee, ironically right after scoring the wining touchdown for his team. " Look at his left knee!. I am not sure it's either broken or dislocated!. We need a doctor. Someone call an ambulance!." Coach Achiron knew it was a very serious injury, he also knew this could easily end Saleem's career. In pain and agony Saleem was screaming, not being able to speak....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1760 words
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Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical - Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical In an age of radical pluralism it is increasingly difficult to affirm and sustain the educational aspirations of Greek paideia (Latin humanitas). The most challenging attacks on these aspirations come from standpoints which share a postmodern attitude of opposition towards inherited cultural ideals, especially those which claim universality. This paper first examines optimistic and pessimistic prospects for the educational heritage of humanitas, concluding that, in the face of cultural disparateness which is increasingly evident in post-Enlightenment cultures, the pessimistic case seems to be more convincing....   [tags: Philosophy Diversity Science Papers] 4718 words
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A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural - A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change Bell Hooks was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952. She was born into the era of segregation and was in high school during the start of civil rights movements. Since Hook’s was a young African American that attended one of the first integrated high schools, she experienced racism and segregation first hand. Her writing explains how it was to live during these times and also exhibits how her experiences effected her emotionally....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Bell Hooks Essays] 1052 words
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The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative - The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative “Thirty years ago in this very room, my father told me a few things, things that I want to tell you today. He said life offers you many paths to choose from. You have to choose the one that is right, the one where you never have to bend down, one where you never fall. Never take any step that will bring shame to your family name or prestige. I have not forgotten his words till today, and neither should you. Promise me that you will follow the traditions of this family....   [tags: Papers] 1793 words
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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate - Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops...   [tags: DCPNI, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School]
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Reflection Paper on Living in the Land of Promise Article - Have you ever wondered what true happiness is. Or what is living in a Promised Land like. Or just wondering how can a priest live a happy life if they are to give up on a lot of things. Or have you ever wondered of your purpose on life. On why we are all here on Earth. I believe, each and every one of us, is living in this world with a purpose. It may be a great or a simple one but we are all called by God to fulfill certain tasks. And as we fulfill whatever that task is, we should always be ready to face all sorts of challenges along the way....   [tags: Theology] 1013 words
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Reflection and Enemies of Promise - In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies] 1221 words
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The Promise of Human Cloning - The Promise of Human Cloning Cloning opens many doors of opportunities in the agricultural aspect of the United States of America. It has already been a major factor in saving the lives of many humans. I feel the society as a whole can not and should not degrade this scientifical finding. I feel that human cloning should not be done and that this subject raises too many ethical questions. I would like to focus on an agricultural aspect if I may. People raised hell when animal parts were put into humans to save lives and today it is an accepted part of medicinal science....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 986 words
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Women´s Literature: The First Promise by Ashapurna Debi - The primary question that comes up while we look at a certain text is the way in which the author has exercised the choice in terms of narrative modes, and the ways in which the imaginative world is communicated to the reader. In case of writers who are women, these questions demand a more rigorous reading of the text in terms of the dominant ideological frame against which the test is displayed. Speaking about the complex relationship between women’s writing and the social matrix, Tharu and Lalitha point out that, in the post independence era Indian women engaged with “the profound rearticulation of the political world and of imaginative life that took place in the 1940s and 1950s with...   [tags: narrative process, voice, modes]
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The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger - The book The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger, outlines two different approaches to mediation: problem-solving and transformative. A problem-solving mediator uses a highly controlled process that directs the “substance of the discussion” (Burgess, 1997). Problem-solving mediators highlight the areas that the parties agree on, while avoid areas of disagreement. This approach means that problem-solving mediators play a large role in in “crafting settlement terms and obtaining the parties' agreement,” even though in theory all decisions are made by the participants (Burgess, 1997)....   [tags: problem solving, transformative mediation]
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Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise - Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise        The controversy over science is the central argument in both Max Born's "Reflections" and J. Michael Bishop's "Enemies of Promise." Science and technology have greatly influenced and improved the way people live in a society. However, while Born argues that science is the essence of the "breakdown of human civilization" (208), Bishop strongly disagrees with Born's views: that scientists must take responsibility for their inventions and discoveries....   [tags: Reflections Enemies]
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The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity - The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity Adolf Hitler was a manipulative and purely evil dictator who killed and hurt many innocent people in Germany, and eventually all over Europe. But how did a man like this ever become so popular. How could a man like this sweep his country into something like this. In January of 1933 Hitler was made Chancellor of Germany. His Nazi party were becoming more and more popular. But how was this happening. I think the main cause of Hitler's popularity and growing votes was because Germany was in such a bad state of depression, and so many people were unemployed....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Stereotyping in Mona in the Promised Land - Throughout the book, Mona in the Promised Land, the main characters are faced with stereotypes which they cannot control. Stereotypes in society shape the way people are perceived. Everyone deals with their stereotype's in a different way. The two characters who deal with the most stereotypes are Mona, and Barbara. According to their stereotypes, Barbara is a better all around person than Mona, due to her social class, but when it comes to dealing with stereotypes Mona is a much stronger individual....   [tags: Mona in the Promised Land] 665 words
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The Consequences of Eating from the Tree of Knowledge - ... Waltke follows Leupold in claiming that this death was primarily spiritual. He does this because it is very evident in the subsequent chapter that when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they did not immediately fall down and die. Instead we read in Genesis 5 how they continued to live what seems to have been long lives. We are not told this in the case of Eve, but we read of Adam living to an advanced old age of 930 years. This brings us to the crux of our problem. It is a problem between promise and fulfillment....   [tags: death, forbidden, promise] 1049 words
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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Hold Great Promise in Medicine - Stem cells are versatile cells that have great promise in medicine. There are two main types of stem cells: adult and embryonic stem cells. For many years, embryonic stem cells were considered the most useful for research and advancements in medical therapies. Embryonic stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be prompted to become any tissue in the body. That is why they are considered so important, however, the pluripotence of the embryonic stem cell can also be their downfall. Since these cells can become anything, this also means they can mutate into tumors and other undesirable things....   [tags: research, immune system, transplant] 617 words
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One Laptop per Child cannot promise a Better Future - The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and director of MIT Media Laboratory. The OLPC mission aims to “empower the world’s poorest children through education” by providing them with “rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected” laptops (About the project mission, n.d.). OLPC claims that the 200-dollar XO computer is designed for “collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning” (About the project mission, n.d.). They follow five principles wherever these laptops go: children get to keep the laptop, the age group is from six to twelve years old, OLPC gives enough laptops at a time for entire schools or classes so nobody feels left out, the lapt...   [tags: Technology, Education]
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The Major Influencing Factors of the Industrial Revolution - During the industrial revolution, new technology had been invented that promised more work with less labour, progressed the way people lived, but created problems when children worked in the factories with the machines. One of the major factors roles of the revolution of industry is Factories and Industry itself. In the following text, The industrial revolution was divided into progress, problem, and promise. As the dawn of early industry, there was an argument whether industry was an issue or not....   [tags: progress, problem, promise, advantages] 558 words
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Sek: A Fictional Narrative - "Oh, wow. Here I was thinking you would need my help!" I exclaimed when I walked into Haruhi's room. She had hair extensions used to give her curled pigtails and wore a blue, white, and pink dress with pink heels. She even had earrings. "I think the twins' maids came in and attacked me this morning," Haruhi grumbled as she looked in the mirror and ran her hand through one of the pigtails. I sat on the bed. After sighing, she wondered, "Are you feeling better?" "I guess," I shrugged. I wasn't really, but at least I wasn't tired anymore....   [tags: love, promise, date] 1432 words
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Crossing the Red Sea - “God’s presence in the trial is much better than exemption from the trial.”- C.H. Mackintosh James 1 commands Christians to count the trials we face as joy. The Lord uses these trials to test our faith and to strengthen our hope in him. Through the story of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, the Old Testament provides an example of how God intends to be glorified through trials. The crossing of the Red Sea provides “a unique display of God’s power,” (Epp 50). The act in itself was a divine miracle that cannot be explained by any other force outside of God’s power....   [tags: faith, lord, promise, glory] 1431 words
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Jealousy in Shakespeare´s Othello - ... Iago’s reasons as to why he would offer to break up Othello and Desdemona’s marriage include that he is outraged that Othello promoted Casillo instead of him and that he has suspicions that Othello slept with his wife, Emilia (1203). This is the driving factor to Iago’s deceitful actions in the play. In Act II of Othello the characters all travel to Cyprus, this is when the plot thickens and Iago begins to destroy relationships between the characters (1204). In the first scene Iago reassures Roderigo that Desdemona will grow tired of Othello, however Iago also tells Roderigo that Desdemona will choose Casillo over him....   [tags: truth, promise, character, trait] 890 words
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Beth Blue Swadener's Article Children and Familes: At Promise - “At Promise”: Children and Families When an individual hears the words, ‘at risk’, they immediately think of all the negative characteristics of terminology: teen pregnancy, troubled teens, gang bangers, drop outs, substance abusers, and so on. I know I sure did. In reading Beth Blue Swadener’s article, “Children and Families “at Promise”: Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk”, I’ve learned that there are so much more to labeling at student ‘at risk’. There is actually a history behind the meaning and how ‘at risk’ became such a dangerous label....   [tags: essays research papers] 1367 words
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Bell Hooks' A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change - Bell Hooks' "A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change" “Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” Romans 12:2. Bell Hooks quotes the bible to explain to her audience that people don’t always have to follow societies perceived notions concerning racism; instead they should think for themselves and construct their own opinions about what is right. Bell Hooks’ essay, “A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change,” speaks about the integrated public school system and it’s effect on society of the later 1950’s and 1960’s....   [tags: Racism Black Race Bell Hooks Essays] 1235 words
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An Analysis of J Michael Bishops Enemies Of Promise - An Analysis of J Michael Bishops Enemies Of Promise In the summer of 1995, the periodical Wilson Quarterly published "Enemies of Promise," an essay by J. Michael Bishop, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of microbiology from the University of California, San Francisco. The essay addressed the renewed criticism the scientific community has received in recent years by an ignorant and unduly critical public. The overall effect this single work has had on the world may be nominal, but the points Professor Bishop raises are significant, and provide ammunition against the ignorants who maintain this "intellectual war," centuries after it was sparked....   [tags: Papers] 2411 words
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What is Consideration? - ... The definition of consideration shows it needs to show a practical benefit rather than a legal benefit. This is seen in the case of New Zealand Shipping v Satterthwaite where it was difficult to establish how Stevedore could benefit from the exemption clause. The court said that the practical benefit of having the goods unloads could provide consideration for collateral contracts. Therefore Stevedore can benefit from the exemption clause. This shows how the doctrine of consideration has been mitigated by the courts in order to establish consideration within a contract....   [tags: promise, enforceable, support]
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Honored Irish Immigrants - ... In October of 1845, Britain’s Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, established a scientific commission to discover over half of Irelands potatos had been ruined by “wet rot.” The potato crop failed time and time again. Irish people began to lose hope in receiving better living conditions, but the shipping lanes opened to America after they had been closed by the war (Philip). Irish began to think of the American dream and promise. The American dream and promise changes a nations state of mind. It originally comes from the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: dream, promise, hardwork, desire]
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Promise of Money - ... Students see the college degree as a slip of paper helps them get a better job. “ Professors believe that a college diploma represents the culmination of an education. Students, however, increasingly see the diploma as a credential that will lead to a better job” (6). Not only education is a way out of poverty, but education is a gateway to wealth accumulation. Another purpose of going to college is to gain edges and advantages in a very competing workforce. A student with an associate or higher education degree is likely to be demanded by many companies....   [tags: a college education] 736 words
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Manannan’s Country Beyond the Sea is the Same Otherworld, Different Journeys - ... He sails there with three companies of nine in curraghs over the sea. The ability to sail to Emhain gives the impression that this Otherworld is that of a next-door world, one that is reachable through a simple voyage past other islands – such as the Island of Joy (44). Whilst Bran is compelled to voyage to this Otherworld, Cormac, grandson of Conn and King of Teamhair, found his way there accidentally when he goes forth to search for his family. After Cormac was given the shining golden apple-branch from Emhain - that, after shaken, would allow any human to forget “(…) whatever trouble there might be on him, (…)” (45) - he is requested to give three things in return....   [tags: promise land, emhain death, women] 1417 words
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Analysis of The Book of Deutoronomy - The book of Deuteronomy was written in the time as the Israelites were making their way into the Promised land. The Book of Deuteronomy was written for many reasons. One of them being that, since during tha time Moses was used as a messenger to the people, he was needed to give the Israelites retrospective on what God has accomplished for them thus far. The book was also used for the constant mention of what the Lord our God has truly done for them. The name of the book has the meaning of “ Second Law”....   [tags: bible, israelites, promise land, God]
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Conflicting Cultures in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land - Conflicting Cultures in Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land Novels that illustrate a confrontation between disparate cultures provide particularly straightforward insights into basic human behavior. Characters confronted with a cultural conflict must explore basic human commonalities to breach the gap between the cultures. In doing so, one diminishes the differences between her culture and the unknown culture, ultimately bringing her closer to her raw humanity....   [tags: Mona Promised Land Essays]
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Lyndon B. Johnson's Explaination of our Fundamental Rights in “American Promise: Message to Congress” - ... Susan B. Anthony also outlines the disparity between justice and law by alluding to the doctrine America was founded upon, namely the Constitution. The way Africans Americans struggled for the right to vote clearly parallels women’s suffrage. The nation was established on natural rights given to all citizens of America and those rights were being taken away. Ironically, many Americans fought for equal rights but practiced slavery which took away from the progression of our society as a whole....   [tags: voting, racism, inequality ] 1204 words
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Promise and Challenge of Distance Learning - Since 2007, there have been developed to assist people with cognitive disability, the concept used in Europe with an Identification Card System. In 2011called the Special Needs Application Programming Interface (SNAPI) software a card or Smart ID card that has a record of a person's disability needs allows software to summon these preferences to change font size, screen and text color, speed of the computer or icon size on computers, which is great for those with cognitive impairments. Once the user is done with the computer and removes the smart card the computer system goes back to the original standard set up....   [tags: e-learner, games and simulations]
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