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Dangerous Liaisons: Present and Past - Dangerous Liaisons: Present and Past       Halfway through viewing Dangerous Liaisons, a remarkable contrast as well as a huge parallel came to mind.  The film's principal characters' treatment of their promiscuity was quite different from what we see today.  They were quite covert about their sexual relations, and often concocted cunning plans to assure the secrecy of their activities.  Today we find quite the opposite taking place on our news programs and talk shows.  It seems to me that the cause of this whole difference in treatment of sexuality is due to the advent of mass media.  That pre-Revolutionary French society was not completely different from today, however.  Like o...   [tags: Dangerous Liaisons Essays]
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Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) - Reception Theory and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Of all the literary critical theories yet discussed, I find reception theory by far the most intelligent and rewarding. After all, where does literature become literature, where does it "happen" so to speak, if not in the mind of the reader. Without the reader, literature is inky blobs on paper. This correlates to Berkeley's solipsistic analogy of a tree falling in the woods. Without a listener does it make a sound. Well, technically, it emanates vibrations, but only an ear will interpret those vibrations as sound....   [tags: Liaisons Dangereuses Dangerous Liaisons] 771 words
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Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie - Comparing Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos and Cruel Intentions the Movie It is my intention to compare the book, Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, Cruel Intentions starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I intend to examine how the original French text was modified in reference to plot, character, morals/values, and themes. I also plan to discuss how these transformations change the meaning of the story and reflect different cultural/historical contexts....   [tags: Dangerous Liaisons Cruel Intentions Movies Essays]
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Working Women and Dangerous Liaisons - At the end of nineteenth century men and women migrated from rural areas to urban areas for industrial work (Smith, p.142). This change ushered in the system of wage labor which became the way most members of lower class gained income. However, wages for workers were incredibly low (Smith, p.145). The blooming trend among the middle-class of the head of household as the only working individual of the family was completely unattainable for working class families. It was a necessity for lower-class women to work to support the family as well as maintain their role as mother and keeper of the home (Smith, p.273)....   [tags: Women's Rights ] 2286 words
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Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South - History of Arkansas Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South Charles F. Robinson II is the author of Dangerous Liaisons: Sex and Love in the Segregated South. His main objective in writing this novel was to examine how white southerners enforced anti-miscegenation laws. Robinson shows that the real crime was to suggest that black and white individuals might be equals. When writing the book, Robinson used various sources. He examined legal cases from across the South, U.S. Supreme court decision, debates in state legislatures, comments in the U.S....   [tags: history of Arkansas]
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Dangerous Games of Love in the Films Cruel Intentions versus Dangerous Liaisons - Dangerous Games of Love in the Films Cruel Intentions versus Dangerous Liaisons Would you like to play a game. This game involves passion, deceit, lies, and love. I viewed two movies that share the same painful theme; Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons. They both bring to life a set of characters that play with emotions like they are nothing but a mere child's game. I chose to introduce you to the infamous Viconte Valmont and the spoiled Sebastian Valmont. Not only are their names similar, but so were their motives....   [tags: Papers] 955 words
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The Most Dangerous Game - "Get ready, General Zaroff," (Connell) states Rainsford as he is about to fight the General. "The Most Dangerous Game" is an adventurous story, written by one of the greatest American Literature authors. The story includes all the works: a detailed setting, an intriguing point of view, an interesting conflict, a protagonist and antagonist, a theme that shines throughout the story, and a mysterious twist at the end. "The Most Dangerous Game" won the O. Henry Memorial Award for short fiction in 1923 and 1924, which is proof that this story is worthy of reading....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game]
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Hunting big game animals for sport was a popular pastime with the wealthy classes following World War I. The morality of killing for sport was not questioned in reality, but in this short story the author does question it by taking it a step further and having the protagonist, Sangor Rainsford, hunted by the antagonist, General Zaroff.In a short story full of irony, one of the greatest ironies of Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” is that General Zaroff repeatedly tells Rainsford that he maintains a sense of civilization on his island....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game] 631 words
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Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - “Hunting is not a sport, in a sport both sides should know they’re in the game”(Paul Rodriguez)."The Most Dangerous Game," an adventure tale that pits two notorious hunters against one another in a life and death competition, is the story for which Richard Connell is best remembered. First published in 1924, the story has been frequently drawn together as a classic example of a suspenseful narrative loaded with action. Connell's story raises questions about the nature of violence, cruelty and the ethics of hunting for sport....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game]
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Comparing Short Stories “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous Game” - “The Sniper” and “The Most Dangerous” Game are both different stories, written by different authors. Liam O’Flaherty is the author of “The Sniper”. He was born on one of Ireland’s Aran Islands, in a large family. Since the Aran Islands have a tradition of oral storytelling, Liam O’Flaherty’s house was full of different kinds of stories. He also wrote about Irish peasant life and captured the struggles of the Irish Civil War. His best known novel is “The Informal”, and it talks about a betrayal set during the Irish Troubles....   [tags: Sniper, Most Dangerous Game,] 1005 words
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Liaisons with the Broader Scientific Community - 2. PROPOSED WORK 2.1 Liaisons with the Broader Scientific Community In addition to mission science objectives and measurement requirements, the development of a comprehensive calibration and validation plan, including detailed test procedures, and an executable algorithm plays a critically important role to assure mission success. Successful implementation of these pre-launch activities requires close interaction among the project management, science community, and instrument vendors. Furthermore, post-launch satellite inter-comparisons are facilitated by active participation in international calibration and characterization organizations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 1645 words
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The Value of Life in Richard Connell’s, The Most Dangerous Game - Imagine if you went on a vacation with a friend and somehow ended up on a jungle island fighting for your life. That is what happened to Rainsford, the main character in Richard Connell’s thriller, “The Most Dangerous Game.” During this “vacation” Rainsford learned just how valuable a human life is. The value of life is the main theme in this story, but it is also important in the world around us and in my own personal life. In the story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the value of life is shown multiple times....   [tags: the most dangerous game, connell]
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Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game - Analysis of The Most Dangerous Game   Many people look at themselves in the mirror and say, " I know who I am."  But how many of them have done so after analyzing themselves through a story?  And if they have done that, how many of them were being honest with themselves. A Lacanian analysis can bring out sides of us that we didn't know existed. I found this to be true after reading "The Most Dangerous Game." By looking at the events in the story and the characters that play them out, I found that there is a part of me that has an insatiable curiosity and a love of danger....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 785 words
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Fears in The Most Dangerous Game - Fears in The Most Dangerous Game [ADM1] All around it was quiet. [ADM2]The birds were chirping and the leaves were blowing. Suddenly, a man fled from the brush, holding only a knife in his right hand. After the fleeing man had ran some distance, another man came out of the brush holding a revolver. This man walked calmly after the fleeing man not worried that the he would escape. The old, erect man stopped, and loaded his revolver. He then took aim, shot a round and hit the fleeing man just as he turned around....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1002 words
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The Importance of Choices in The Most Dangerous Game - The Importance of Choices in The Most Dangerous Game Can a man be driven from humble humanity to gross inhumanity by circumstance or situation. What effect do one's choices and training have on his morals. At some point in our lives we will all be forced to answer questions similar to these, and two characters in Connell's story "The Most Dangerous Game" are not exempt from these life decisions. Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff are both wealthy, both are hunters, and eventually both men are put into situations where critical choices must be made....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 719 words
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The Value of Life in The Most Dangerous Game - The Value of Life in The Most Dangerous Game   He is hunched down in the bushes, a .22-caliber pistol in his hand.  His blood-red lips split open in a smile as he watches his prey writhing, blood spouting from the wound, dry green leaves becoming wet crimson.  Then, with a terrible pleasure, he places the gun against the skull of his prey and fires one last round.  The hunter, brimming with sadism, drags his kill behind him, leaving a trail of blood behind on the ground.  Human blood.  This premise of man hunting man is one set up by Richard Connell’s short story The Most Dangerous Game....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1317 words
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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted in "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell - Where do you draw the line in hunting. Is it at the point where you feel pity for your prey. Is it the fact your prey feels pain. Or is it just that you’re stronger and they’re weaker so it doesn’t matter. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell is a story about learning and experience, how the hunter becomes the hunted and moralities tested and learning the hard way. The main protagonist Rainsford is a well established hunter who has slaughtered many animals with great joy. He views his prey as aggressive creatures that are lower that lack any reason to live other than hunting....   [tags: Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, hunting,] 681 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Cornell - “The Most Dangerous Game”, by Richard Cornell was a story which Mr.Cornell used 8 aspects of fiction to show his point of view that one who has intellect can overcome one who has intelligence or instinct. The character’s used in the story gave the author a way to make his point of view come clear to his audience. The story uses sequence of events. The plot is how the story goes about. The setting is the surroundings of the story, or where it takes place. The suspense is the temporary holding of the information to keep the reading interested, and to keep the reader guessing and wanting to know what will happen so they will continue reading your story....   [tags: Richard Cornell The Most Dangerous Game] 1249 words
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Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child - Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child "By this I mean that I am debating with myself whether I shall place myself in some good man's hands and become a mother, or if I shall become wanton and go out in the world and make a place for myself." -Olga, "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" In Djuna Barnes's short story "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" (1922), the narrator, an adolescent girl named Olga, ponders her destiny on the occasion of her fourteenth birthday: should she marry, settle down, and have children or become a "wanton," independent woman....   [tags: Djuna Barnes Diary Dangerous Child Essays]
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Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game In Richard Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game';, the use of literary devices, found blended with other literary devices, gives the story an inner meaning. The blending of literary devices effectively expresses the intentions of Connell to present contrast between the antagonist and protagonist points of view. As a result, the reader can gain insight on the good and evil sides of the story to enhance the purpose of his interpretation. "The Most Dangerous Game'; by Richard Connell presents literary devices such as foreshadowing, setting, and irony which reveal the underlying meaning of the story....   [tags: Richard Connell Most Dangerous Game Essays] 1170 words
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An Analysis of Laufer's The Dangerous World of Butterflies - He Has written 16 books ranging from The war on Terror to Butterflies. The Recipient of many awards, He first won a shared Armstrong-du Pont in the early 70’s for his work at KSAN about the shootout at San Quentin He also received awards for his work with Americans imprisoned overseas. He was an NBC correspondent who has visted dozens of countries covering stories of every magnitude. Why did he write about butterflies. He was Tired of always writing about negativity in the news and its focus on always showing the worse in thing and also being “war weary” at a book signing he was asked what his next book would be about and he jokingly said that it would be about flowers and butterflies....   [tags: The Dangerous World of Butterflies] 1218 words
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in pre-revolutionary France. Set in the late eighteenth century during the latter part of the Ancien Regime, Les Liaisons weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind. The story unfolds in the form of letters written between the principal characters, giving it a unique literary texture. By using this style, de Laclos is able to give the reader a shockingly intimate look at these people as they divulge their most intimate secrets and bring to fruition their sinister plans....   [tags: essays research papers] 736 words
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Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea - "Good, Better, Best, Never let it rest, Until the Good is Better And the Better is Best." My class was taught this rhyme by my English teacher in school to ensure that we would not forget this exception to the rule of superlatives. However, other teachers also quoted this rhyme when they wanted to motivate my class to reach the zenith of their ability; that is, improve until we were "the best". One of my papers showed how a deeper understanding of natural selection made me cease to think of human beings at the top of the evolutionary Tree of Life, making me remove words like "superior" and "best" from my evolutionary vocabulary....   [tags: Darwin's Dangerous Idea]
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A Dangerous Method - A DANGEROUS METHOD (Name) (Institutional Affiliation) (Date) This paper looks at the movie; A Dangerous Method directed by David Cronenberge is based on true life events that happened on the eve of the World War 1. This movie brings out the theories, techniques, and the central characters in the early history of psychoanalysis. It brings out the effectiveness of psychoanalysis method and shows the risks and dangers encountered when entering the unconscious mind. This movie takes a look at these through the life of Carl Jung who was one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis....   [tags: world war one, psychoanalysis, memories]
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Are People with Schizophrenia Dangerous and Unpredictable - There is a worldwide presumption of the negative implications that are associated with schizophrenia for both the sufferers and the general community they are in. The myth that is particularly prominent in modern day society, despite an increase in education over the years, is that people diagnosed with schizophrenia are dangerous and unpredictable. This stigma has been proved through many studies conducted in different countries and cultures and the perception of schizophrenic patients is at a disadvantage to the way media portrays it in fiction and real-life events....   [tags: stygma and myth, stereotypes]
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Cocain and amphetamines are Addictive and Dangerous - ... 122). The other form of cocaine is crack. The process of obtaining crack is done by separating the hydrochloride salt from the cocaine base which forms a hard rock like substance which is known as crack. When it pertains to freebasing, the street cocaine is mixed with a highly inflammable chemical known as ether. Crack is considered to be very “potent,” “cheap,” and “affordable,” especially amongst black African Americans (Drug use and abuse, 2011, p. 122). According to table 6.1 in the text, a list is given with amphetamines along with their brand names and slang terms (Drug use and abuse, 2011, p....   [tags: hydrochloride, drugs, freebase, ] 540 words
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Can Be Dangerous - Throughout Frankenstein it is evident that Victor and Robert express their thirst for knowledge, which often leads to destruction. Through analyzing Frankenstein it is possible to find many examples that illustrate the fact that wanting to have more knowledge can be extremely dangerous. Firstly, as Victor is creating life he is able to create a humanoid monster, unfortunately he is appalled by his creation and becomes very ill. Afterwards, when Victor is completing the female companion for his original creation, Victor realizes that this will only create more destruction....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Most Dangerous States in the U.S. - The Top 10 Most Dangerous States in US 2014 The saying goes “better safe than sorry”. But when was the last time you checked how safe is the State you live in. With the national crime rate increasing over 1% annually, crime remains a big concern for many States in the US. Every year, the FBI compiles statistics of crime in the United States and the most violent of them include murder, robbery, rape and aggravated assault. With Tennessee and Nevada topping the list of most dangerous States, it’s always best to identity where you would be most vulnerable....   [tags: crime, assault, violence] 736 words
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It is the Owner of a Dog that Makes it Dangerous - What has four legs and an arm. A happy pit bull. What happens when you cross a pit bull with a collie. A dog who bites your leg off, then goes for help. Contrary to tasteless jokes and public opinion, it is not the breed of dog that makes a dog dangerous, rather it is the owner of a dog that makes dogs dangerous. But, let’s face it, there are certain dog breeds that demand their owners be aware of negative opinion; and it is the owners’ primary responsibility to implement careful training and socialization of their pups in order to bring an understanding and acceptance of the breed by the general public....   [tags: dog owners, pets, ] 1330 words
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Are People With Mental Illness Dangerous? - We hear on the news about how a person has committed a homicide, or even a treacherous crime. The first thing that pops into one's head is something has to be wrong with that person, but really there isn't anything wrong with them at all. So, are mentally ill people also criminals. Studies suggest that there is no correlation between mental illness and crime. Why do we as people tend to think that mentally disorder people are so dangerous. According to a recent survey that was conducted. About 60 percent of the people that was asked said that they believe that people with schizophrenia are dangerous....   [tags: crime, violent, schizophrenia] 789 words
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The Dangerous Life of a Squirrel in Autumn - ... Usually my kind are very good about avoiding the streets. We keep to the tops of trees and light posts and hurry across their branches. However, there are times when we have to use the ground, and it is there that we find danger. I am very good at avoiding danger. I am small and usually quite lithe with thick bark gray fur that allows me to blend into the trunks of trees. With my excellent senses of sight, hearing, and smell I can detect the dangers that may surround me. However, as winter quickly approaches I am no longer the thin and quick young squirrel I had been in the summer days....   [tags: personal narrative] 796 words
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Toys are Fun, but They Can be Dangerous - ... Part 2: The age group that I have chosen is 6 to 12 months. Laugh and learn nighttime puppy Description: This toy is for the ages of 3-36 month. The cuddle nighttime puppy helps baby learn about nighttime routine counting and colors. When the baby is playing with the nighttime puppy and presses the tummy the baby will learn daytime phrases. The nighttime puppy doesn't only teaches new phrases but also plays lullabies for 10 minutes and soothes the baby to sleep. This toy is a very comfortable because of a soft texture and best of all is machine washable once the sound box is removed....   [tags: puppy, wagon, ages] 804 words
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Cyber Bullying is Dangerous to Teenagers - Many authorities have tried to alleviate this problem by improving more regulation online, but it is nearly impossible to control everything people do online. Because cyber bullying can happen anywhere on the web, it is extremely difficult for authorities to catch every single bully. However, there are many different solutions to go about cyber bullying. An astounding 160,000 children miss school everyday because they are afraid of being bullied. Due to the significant amount of children being bullied everyday, the cyber bullying hotline offers many solutions to limit online harassment such as building a fun, interactive activities online, encourage students to report cyber bullying, and inc...   [tags: cyberbullying hotline, regulation] 540 words
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The Yellow Fever: A Dangerous Virus - The Yellow Fever virus came from Central or East Africa. With transmission between primates and humans, the virus has been spread from there to West Africa. The virus was probably brought to the Americas with the slave trade ships from 1492 after the first European exploration. The first case of Yellow fever was recorded in Mexico by Spanish colonists in 1648. Consequently, the virus started to spread also in North America. In Philadelphia in 1793, more than the 9% of the population die. The American government had to escape from the city that was the temporary capital....   [tags: primates, humans, transmission]
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The Dangerous Morality of Managing Earnings - Manipulating Earnings With over twenty years of work experience I have witnessed managers at all levels utilize various tricks to manipulate short-term quarterly earnings. It seems like most managers have different views on what is ethical and unethical when it comes to managing short-term earnings and tend to use questionable practices to meet company numbers. This has been confirmed from The Dangerous Morality of Managing Earnings case study as according to Gibson the accounting practice of offering a fourth quarter sales incentive and allowing customers 120 days to pay in an attempt to increase fourth quarter sales numbers was posed to the managers in the case study and returned results...   [tags: managers, quarterly earnings]
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Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter - Unique, Rare, and Dangerous Encounter Most people had the chance in life to come across many unique, rare, and dangerous creäture. Living life in an unexpected manner and exploring the world. Thinking of the dangerous creature , a lot of species and animals would come to mind like for instead, here is a list of the 24 most dangerous animals in the world; Death stalker, Africanized Honey Bee, Rhino, Cone Snail, Stonefish, Black Mamba, Cape Buffalo, Poison Dart Frog, Polar Bear, Box Jellyfish, African Lion, Boomslang, Puffer Fish, Hyena, Komodo Dragon, Tse Tse Fly, Carpet Viper, Leopard, Brazilian Wandering Spider, Blue Ringed Octopus, Hippo, Saltwater Crocodile, African Elephant and Mosquito....   [tags: creature, shark, white, interaction, reef] 823 words
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Alternative Medicine Can Be Dangerous - ... Switzerland has had a recent increase in this method of medicine. Believing that they have found a new way to abolish cancer or other life threatening diseases. Alternative are different , between the two differences. “Alternative” or non-safe therapies are treatments for surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.Most of the time these treatments do not turn out successful giving families a sense of hope. Usually killing or making people become severely ill. Others attract life term disease ,not a lot of people survive the diseases....   [tags: fda, switzerland, doctors] 951 words
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Dangerous Classes of New York - ... The origin of juvenile delinquency in America is not a particularly vast or convoluted tale, but the history is in constant conversation with the events of The Wire and American current events. Yet, since its formal inception at the end of the nineteenth century, the measures for legitimate sanctions of juvenile delinquency have shifted. Where for a time sanctions delinquency relied solely upon a formal pronouncement from the juvenile court system, society has witnesses an increase in informal sanctions of delinquency which take place outside of the juvenile courts, as well as a dangerous rise in sanctions that result from false perceptions of juvenile delinquency....   [tags: undisciplined, delinquent youth]
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The Internent Grows More Dangerous - As the internet grows vastly the more dangerous it becomes to its users. With the new advances in technology cyberspace fraud has been increasing. These new advances have made the internet vulnerable to various kinds of e-commerce fraud. New techniques to detect and prevent cyber fraud have been developed to discover and prevent criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage have been done. Individuals and businesses should recognize each new cyber attack and make themselves aware of the consequences each attack can create....   [tags: Internet]
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Dangerous type of Biological Weapon - 1. Introduction Anthrax is one of the many biological weapons that cause the world to panic. Biological weapons can be described as a weapon that are using material such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, toxin, or other biological agents that can be utilized against human, plants, or animals (Schneider, 2014). Biological weapons have already been used during ancient times. Tossing rotting animals into heavy fortified town to slowly killing the people inside the town, or poisoned the source of water has already been a military strategy long time ago....   [tags: Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Toxins, Anthrax, Humans]
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The Most Dangerous Game Analysis - Facing hardships, problems, or obstacles shouldn’t discourage one from completing their task or job. Many of authors usually put their characters through tough complications to show the reader that no matter what happens; anyone could pull through. In the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connel, the main character Mr. Rainsford gets stranded on an eerie island with a bad reputation. He meets General Zaroff and gets thrown into a huge hunting game, where his life is on the line. In the end, he wins the game and will continue to hunt animals, but not people, as the general once did....   [tags: richard connel, general zaroff, hunting] 566 words
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Xenotransplantation and Its Dangerous Affects - The medical procedure of Xenotransplantation, (transplanting animal organs into humans) has been happening for many years, this medical practice was proceeding mixed results and mixed views regarding the procedure. In the year 1984, a baby girl whom was named Baby Fae by medical staff, became known world wide for the medical procedure she endured. Baby Fae had a potentially fatal heart problem, she was suffering from Hypoplastic left heart syndrome which is a fatal disease if not treated by surgery, (Time Magazine, 1984)....   [tags: medical, animal organs, organ transplant] 514 words
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The Dangerous Effects of Alcohol - Alcohol is a very serious and dangerous drug, although it is not treated this way anymore. College students have taken drinking to a new level in which, for many, is very scary. Alcohol is much more dangerous than many would think. Kids see a night of drinking as a great way to have fun and party but do not see the consequences. Getting drunk and even blacking out can lead to many problems. When alcohol is consumed in unhealthy amounts, it can lead to not only short-term effects, but long-term ones as well....   [tags: Alcohol]
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Texting While Driving is Dangerous - Technologies in the ways of communications have improved greatly over the last 10 to 15 years. For years, we relied on a land line connection to house, office, stores, and phone booths to communicate with people. The commercial cell phones did not take off until more in the 1990s when people could afford the phones and service. People could communicate without the use of a land line and carry the phones with them. As technology improved, the methods of communication changed. Text messaging became a method of communication to send short messages that does not require calling up and talking to a person for longer period of time....   [tags: legal issues, text messaging]
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Dangerous Effects of Bisphenol A - Imagine how much plastic exists in the everyday environment. Every year there is an av-erage of 50 billion water bottles consumed (Geracimos, 2007). Plastic also helps with wrapping different materials, preserving certain foods, and is virtually is every material that we use, but is plastics the new enemy to our lives. From drinking cups all the way to washable plastic bowls. Plastic may be causing harm to our bodies. However, more research is needed before plastic can be determined if it should be significantly reduced plastic use....   [tags: toxic hormone, plastic, glass]
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Blinding and Dangerous Cultural Narratives - Cultural narratives blind even the seemingly most objective people, scientists, to even basic truths of biology and nature. I always believed that scientific facts are the purest, most unbiased statements of truths. But even biological phenomenons are subject to the grotesquely distorting lenses of prejudices. Stereotypical male-female roles narratives colored how scientists described the biological process of fertilization for hundreds of years. With such cultural biases, it's hard for scientists to describe what they see in non-biased language....   [tags: culture, bias, norms] 587 words
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Super Bacteria a Dangerous Killer - “Maddy Reimer was just seven weeks old when she lost her battle with MRSA. She and her twin, Luke were born five years ago to parents Beth and Ken Reimer in suburban Chicago. Beth was especially happy to finally have a daughter and it certainly was “Pink World” in their house. Maddy and Luke were premies and spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit before sent home. One morning Beth Reimer went into the nursery to get Maddy up and she was blue and had trouble breathing, Beth had taken her to her GP the day before and the doctor said she had a cold....   [tags: Antibiotic Resistant, Modern Issues]
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Is Technology Dangerous for Society? - Is technology dangerous for society. Do you believe long term technological advances will ultimately ruin us. Technology has been evolving at a rapid pace through the twenty first century. Growing up in the nineties, I single handily witnessed how the tech world made leaps and advances in a matter of years. Many technological innovations have helped the world make a better place, but would too much of a good thing bad for us. Will technology be the downfall of society and our planet in the near future....   [tags: computer, socialization, smartphone, video games]
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Caution- Praise Can Be Dangerous - In the article, Caution–Praise Can Be Dangerous, Dweck’s objective was to explain that praising students has a huge impact on performance and their way of thinking. Dweck studied fifth grade students and the effects of different messages said to them after a task. There were three responses: praise for intelligence, praise for effort, and praised for performance (with no explanation on why the students were successful). She described that having an understanding of how praising works could lead teachers to set their students on the right path....   [tags: Dweck, Praising Students, Education]
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Are Cell Phones Dangerous? - Cell phones are one of the greatest inventions in the world. We can imagine how life would be without cell phones. Cell phones are very handy; it can make our communication easier. Also cell phones can provide us with everything, like relaxing with music, browsing the internet, chatting on social networking sites or playing games. Unfortunately cell phones are not risk free. Using cell phones involve emission of EMR electromagnetic radiation, which is a dangerous sort of energy wave, is produce by modern appliances that surround us in everyday lives....   [tags: communication, radiation, energy] 1191 words
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Anomie: A Dangerous Trend - In our modern societies we are surrounded by a lot of social phenomena that are not specified for one person but for the whole society. Some of these phenomena carry a lot of dangers problems that threaten the society and the individuals. People are not aware about these social changes that are happening in our world and how are they affected us, however, sociologists do. Emile Durkheim one of the important sociologists, introduced the term anomie in 1897 . Anomie means a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals....   [tags: society, morals, norms]
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Dangerous Knowledge: Genetic Engineering - Some knowledge can be dangerous. The recent surge in technological advancements makes this evident, as new methods of improving human life through science loom on the horizon. Even today, some methods of altering an organism’s genetic makeup exist, becoming more and more advanced with each day. Such knowledge holds power, and if people use it in the wrong ways, it can mean dire consequences. But while powerful, not all knowledge means danger. There can be much benefit to gain from new techniques, such as the ability to alter the human genome....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Genetic Altering]
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What Makes Obesity Dangerous? - Effects Diseases Let’s put aside what we see with our eyes. What makes obesity dangerous is what’s happening inside your body. Obesity vastly increases the risks of many diseases some of them can be life threating. Diseases that can occur to obese people are : Type 2 adult diabetes. The peril of type 2 diabetes increases with the degree and duration of extravagant obesity. High blood pressure . Hypertension is mundane among extravagantly obese adults. A Norwegian study showed that weight gain inclined to increment blood pressure in women more significantly than in men....   [tags: body, diseases, cure, genetics, causes] 1363 words
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Dangerous Authority - Dangerous Authority Since the day you were born you have been slowly taught to obey authority. Parents set forth guidelines as you mature that you are expected to uphold for your own good. With all you have learned about obeying authority, it can become difficult for some individuals to see when to say no. Psychologist Stanley Milgram once said “obedience is a deeply ingrained behavior tendency, indeed a potent impulse overriding training in ethics, sympathy, and moral conduct” (359). Individuals can sometimes be blinded by their obedience to authority, and not see how they are being infringed upon, or how they are a weapon in abusing another....   [tags: Psychology] 875 words
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The Most Dangerous Game: A Literary Classic - For a story to be accepted as a classic it must meet certain requirements. For one, it has to “withstand the test of time.” “The Most Dangerous Game,” was original published in 1924 and it is still commonly read today for entertainment and educational purposes. A classic also must have a certain “universal appeal,” meaning it touches upon some of our most basic emotional responses. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” it integrates themes that are easily understood by all types of readers, themes of competition, fear, and moral values....   [tags: Research Paper]
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The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado - Has a Story ever made a reader want to hurt the character responsible for trouble that’s being caused. Of course; usually the antagonist is often the nuisance. Richard Connell creates these instigative characters with pleasure and diversity. In his story “The Most Dangerous Game”, He Creates General Zaroff so that he is easy to hold a grudge against. Likewise Edgar Allan Poe Creates a character that is easy to hate. In his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, Poe creates a mastermind killer. Connells antagonist, General Zaroff, and Poe’s antagonist, Montresor, give the reader an invitation to hate them....   [tags: Richard Connell, Edgar Allan Poe stories] 614 words
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - One of the greatest qualities of humanity is the ability to respond to the circumstances and surroundings one might find themselves in at any given time. Authors convey this quality into literature constantly with their novels and articles. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a realistic fiction short story written by Richard Connell. “The Most Dangerous Game” is a stunning short story on the human condition, the dangers of blood-thirsty hunters, and defining the true meaning of a civilized person. Connell’s wrote his novel during the time period wealthy individuals enjoyed hunting animals....   [tags: short story, the necklace]
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Dangerous Knowledge in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Frankenstein is a book written by Mary Shelley in 1818, that is revolved around a under privileged scientist named Victor Frankenstein who manages to create a unnatural human-like being. The story was written when Shelley was in her late teen age years, and was published when she was just twenty years old. Frankenstein is filled with several different elements of the Gothic and Romantic Movement of British literature, and is considered to be one of the earliest forms of science fiction. Frankenstein is a very complicated and complex story that challenges different ethics and morals on the apparent theme of dangerous knowledge....   [tags: victor, mary godwin, horror]
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