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A Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Grand Isle - A Comparison of Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Grand Isle       Grand Isle is the movie adaptation of Kate Chopin's 1889 novel, The Awakening. Turner Network Television (TNT) made the movie in 1991, and it stars Kelly McGillis as Edna Pontellier and Adrian Pasdar as Robert Lebrun. To say that this movie is based, even loosely, on The Awakening is an insult to Kate Chopin's colorful literary work. A reviewer from People Weekly calls it a "tedious melodrama" and sees it as Kelly McGillis's "vanity project" because she is star, producer, and narrator ("Grand Isle" 13)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Slaves Belonging to the King on the Isle de France - Grand total : 3062 Slaves belonging to the King The number of slave women increased from what can be seen from the tables, between 1785 and 1788. More slave women were being placed at work, although the total number of female slaves remained inferior as compared to the total number of male slaves on the island. It is a fact now, that slaves women in eighteenth century isle de france, were not only employed as domestic workers. Figures show that these slave women were also employed at the port, in the hospitals and in other sectors....   [tags: women, occupation, african american] 678 words
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Horizontal Jump: Grand Jete Analysis - A grand jetè, better known as a leap is a long horizontal jump. The name grand jeté is a French term, the first part grand means big, and the second part, jeté means to jump or throw weight from one leg to another. It starts on one leg and lands on the other. It looks like a split in the air. To start this jump you must bend your bottom leg, keeping your heel on the ground this is called a plié, it should be very deep. Then, you unfold your top leg into the air at a ninety degree angle and the back leg goes in the opposite direction, but it stays straight....   [tags: leap, grand jete, dance] 535 words
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Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Grand Inquisitor The Grand Inquisitor reflects Fyodor Dostoevsky interest in religious and political issues. Dostoevsky uses the voices of his characters to express his views on the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church and role of religion in society. The story centers around the conflict between the Grand Inquisitor and Jesus. Jesus returns to Earth during the Spanish Inquisition, when in which Jews and Muslims were forced to convert to Christianity and were murdered if not devoted in their belief....   [tags: Analysis Grand Inquisitor] 957 words
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Video games began modestly, in a primitive age that had a littile yellow dot scour a maze "eating" little white dots. Since then, video games have expanded exponentially. These games even spand genres, including action, adventure, sports, etc. In their progression, many video games have attempted to simualte really, emersing the gamer into this puesdo-reality. Although some attempts were unsuccessful in fully depicting reality, one game managed to bring this vision to fruition....   [tags: Grand Theft Auto Video Games Essays] 1374 words
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Wolf and Moose Interaction on Isle Royal - Isle Royal is an island surrounded by the cool Lake Superior. Wolf and Moose are the two largest species on the island, and the wolf and moose interaction is the longest running large mammal predator-prey study on earth (USNPS, 2014). The two populations were once said to exhibit some kind of “balance of nature,” now that is not believed to be the case (Vucetich, 2012). Isle Royal is located fifty-six miles north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. It is the largest wilderness area in Michigan (USNPS, 2014)....   [tags: fauna, ecology, Lake Superior]
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Sea Isle City New Jersey - Upon driving on the main bridge over the bay into Sea Isle City New Jersey, the first thing the eye cannot help but fixate on is the tall light blue water tower with the phrase “Smile You’re in Sea Isle City” plastered to its side. Immediately this tower gives tourists and vacationers a sense of happiness, pleasure and relaxation. The island itself is small and narrow. Directly ahead as one drives into the city the crashing waves of the raging ocean can be seen not far from the bay itself. A narrow beach and asphalt promenade line a part of the short coastline....   [tags: culture, tourism]
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The Lake Isle - The Lake Isle There comes a point in everybody's life when a thought of a getaway from the lives we live crosses our mind. For some it's just an image that pops up and quickly disappears with its unrealistic theme and others can't get it out of their mind, dwelling about it their whole life. Although, most people do think of an escape, they don't particularly know what they want. In his poem "The Lake Isle", Ezra Pound puts down on paper the simple things he longs for in life, revealing us the picture of the milieu he wants to escape to....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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Tourism in The Isle of Purbeck - Tourism in The Isle of Purbeck HYPOTHESIS: =========== Tourism does more harm than good in The Isle of Purbeck Of Purbeck. Tourism should not be promoted or encouraged. WHERE IS IT. ============ Swanage is in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. The Isle of Purbeck is known to many different kinds of facilities to suit everyone's needs, one of the most populist features that The Isle of Purbeck has to offer is the award winning beaches. Because of the various types of attractions The Isle of Purbeck has to offer, it is known as a 'honeypot site'....   [tags: Papers] 1610 words
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The Baby Grand - They said he “filled their lives with joy” and that he was “dedicated to giving his audience an exceptional performance.” But he did not care for the silent, awaiting audience; he instead admired the piano in front of him. It was a baby grand, sleek and black, with a glossy coat that gave it an almost ethereal sheen. A perfect row of precisely 88 polished keys, alternating black and white, were set in a marvellous bed of flawless dark wood. It was a magnificent sight. He inhaled gently and sat down, hovering his long, slender fingers over the keys in anticipation....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 849 words
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Conflict in the Emerald Isle - Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region. This area is predominantly Roman Catholic....   [tags: Ireland Politics Political Government Essays]
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Caribbean isle of Curaçao in The Cay by Theodore Taylor - ... This twelve-year-old boy is the main character in the story, and his struggle for survival is portrayed as the main problem in the book. Phillip is “made” by the author, Taylor, into a character a Deer Creek seventh-grader, or any other American middle-schooler, can relate to. The aspect of Phillip that is the easiest to relate to is his coming-of-age. As I will explain in far more detail in the paragraph you are about to read, Phillip’s journey into a mature young man is something that many of us can connect with....   [tags: adventure, conflict, journey]
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Avalon: Isle of Mystery - Avalon: Isle of Mystery The island of Avalon has been shrouded in mystery throughout the history of the Arthurian legend. Named Ynyswytryn, meaning "the glassy isle", it was famous as the Celtic paradise "The Happy Island of the Blest" (Webb 11). In the earliest religion it was believed that the souls of the dead were borne westward to "…an Island in the Western Sea, to the abode of Glast and Avallac….Thus in later times was Arthur to be borne to the 'Island Valley of Avillion' " (Webb 11). The island supposedly held a mystic cauldron of Regeneration into which dead are dipped to spring out into a new life (Webb 12)....   [tags: Island Avalon Essays]
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The History of the Grand Ole Opry - For almost 90 years, The Grand Ole Opry has withstood the test of time to become one of the tried and true traditions in country music. From the show's humble beginnings as an obscure radio program, to it's renowned place today as one of the premiere stages for music, The Grand Ole Opry has had an extremely colorful and interesting existence. Over the 88 years that have passed since the show's inception, The Grand Ole Opry has featured many talented performers. Those performers, along with social changes and economics, have all contributed to the growth and success of The Grand Ole Opry....   [tags: country music, opry management]
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The Palace of the Grand Masters - The Courtyards Visitors to the Palace enter through Prince Alfred's Courtyard. The Pinto clock is famously located here, and its four dials show the time, the date, the month and the phases of the moon. Four bronze Moor figures sound the hour by striking the gongs with their hammers. It was created by Gaetano Vella in 1745. The bronze life-size sculpture of Neptune, the Roman god of the Sea has been guarding the courtyard named after him since 1861. Despite his stark nudity, Neptune stands majestically and unashamedly, holding a trident in his right hand against a backdrop of a fountain bearing the coat of arms of Grand Master Perellos....   [tags: Malta, Neptune, the Order, 17th century] 852 words
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What Is Inside the Grand Mosque? - The Grand Mosque is the first mosque in Islam also the greatest, and it is in the center of the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia." It is an area of 750,000 square meters and it can hold 4 Million people." It costs $11,316,818,165$ for the comprehensive restoration. In the center of the mosque, is Kaaba. Muslims believe that is a sacred spot. The meaning of Kaaba in Arabic is cube like structure. It is really based on a small room with marble and black basalt stones constructed brought in from the nearby mountains....   [tags: marble, stones, muslim] 529 words
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The Rumors of the Grand Duchess Anastasia - The Grand Duchess Anastasia was part of the Imperial Romanov family who ruled Russia for almost three hundred years. Anastasia’s father Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia before the communist rule. He was not a very good ruler, which caused his people to turn against him and later this caused the assassination of the entire Imperial family. After the family was assassinated rumor that Anastasia had survived began to circulate throughout Russia and later the entire world. People became fascinated with this tragic story and with finding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, but these rumors were false....   [tags: Assassination, Impact of Story]
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Security in The Grand Inquisitor - Think back to your childhood. Was it one filled with happy memories. The majority of us can say yes to this question. Most of us grew up in a innocent, carefree world. Being free of adult responsibilities, we could play all day without having to deal with the issues of the adult world. Back then, we had the security of our parents. They were always there making our decisions for us. We were told when to go to bed, what to wear, and what to eat. Just like the first time we learned how to ride a bike, we knew that our parents were just a step or two behind, protecting us....   [tags: Religion, Freedom, Christ] 1155 words
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The Grand Torino: Walt Kowalski - “…Good god it’s pathetic… Hacked seven-teen-year old kids to death…I did things… Horrible things that I have to live with” These are all excerpts from the main character of the movie Grand Torino, Walt Kowalski. The movie “Grand Torino” is a motivating tale of the emotional struggles of the Anti-hero role of “Walt”: a widowed Vietnam veteran who fights a daily struggle with the memories of his sins as a soldier and his ever-growing biased against, what seems to be, all of humanity. This boorish character makes a perfect antagonist to the Hmong family that resides next door....   [tags: Film, Movie] 1590 words
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The Grand Regency Hotel Management - The Grand Regency Hotel Introduction The Grand Regency Hotel is found in Bangkok Thailand and has been in operation for the last fifteen years. For the entire period it has been under the management of the Thai general manager and was started by locally based consortium of investors. It is a prestigious hotel in Bangkok and has a total of 700 employees who were being treated in a prestigious way by the management. The management gave the employees the following benefits: provision of very good welfare; the salary rate was above that of the market; high job security and also end of the year bonus which was comparable to salary earned in a four week period (Manson 2009, p....   [tags: Business Management]
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Mathematical Modelling and Grand Nain - Mathematical modelling was done to predict mass of the banana fruit var. Grand Nain from the physical characteristics like length, width, thickness, volume, geometrical mean diameter, etc. The observed physical properties of banana were statistically analysed and their mean, standard deviation, error and coefficient of variance were presented. The fitted models were divided into three classifications. Among the first classification model, empirical equation describing the length and width (model no.4) predicts the mass with highest R2 value....   [tags: agricultural products, banana fruit]
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The Grand Master´s Palace - The Grand Masters' Palace Introduction The Grand Masters' Palace is located in St. George's Square, along Republic Street on which are two main gates: one leading to Neptune's Courtyard and the other to Prince Alfred's Courtyard. This second entrance was added to the existing structure during the reign of Grand Master Pinto. The Palace served as a residential building for the Grand Masters of the Order for 225 years and from 1800 to 1964 was the residence of the British Governors. After Malta obtained its independence from Britain in 1964, it became the official residence of the Governor General until 1974....   [tags: the Order, Great Britain, Malta, Parliament] 1654 words
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Grand Coalition in Germany - 27th of November was a key date: the Christian-Democratic Union/Christian Social Union and the Social-Democratic Party announced the agreement on joint formation of the government. However, the pact still has to be voted by the members of the SDP. The possibility of Germany facing another grand coalition has aroused many discussions. Experts and ordinary people have had many questions about this decision. What was clear is that both parties would take into consideration the lessons of the grand coalition of 2005....   [tags: national unity government] 535 words
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Grand Teton National Park - Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. It is approximately eight hundred and fifteen miles, or a thirteen hour and ten minute drive, from Boise City, Oklahoma. Grand Teton offers a multitude of attractions, some of which are located in a quaint town only five minutes from the national park. With its ski slopes and hot springs in the winter, and its scenic hiking trails through the pristine and natural beauty of the mountains, there is something for every member of the family year round....   [tags: Wyoming parks]
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The Sears Grand Concept - Firstly, SHC would seek to build upon and ultimately expand on the Sears business practice of off-mall stores carrying consumable goods, which was known in the retail world as the Sears Grand concept. Pre-merger, both stores experienced major losses of consumers who turned to savvier, more innovative rivals, therefore making ‘traffic building’, i.e. market share and customer loyalty, a primary objective. SHC saw consumables as the avenue or vehicle that would build and redirect traffic back to its stores and it was felt that the Sears Grand concept would be an effective counter to the loss of consumers by utilizing Kmart's experience and know-how in the consumables and apparel industry....   [tags: business strategies and analysis] 716 words
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The Rendezvous Grand Hotel - The Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland is situated in the heart of Auckland’s central business area and is easily accessed by an underground tunnel from Aotea Center, The Civic, Auckland Town Hall and Aotea Square. The Rendezvous Grand Hotel provides you with a superior experience through excellent service and attention to detail. In the hotel there are 452 stylish rooms and suite rooms with different features. This hotel has been honoured for its hospitality excellence in consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews on websites such as tripadvisor....   [tags: analysis, services, tourism, business] 3056 words
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The Chattanooga Grand Hilton - “Geez, Mom, do we tip these guys?” Ariel asked as she stopped her mother’s Saturn in front of the Chattanooga Grand Hilton’s entrance. “I’ll take care of it,” her mother replied as a valet opened the passenger door and assisted her out of the car. Ariel exited the car and handed the electronic ignition key card to a young man who, after handing her a ticket, adroitly slid into the driver’s seat, started the car, and exited the parking spot, heading toward the parking garage. Joining her mother on the large walk in front of the large, glass double doors, she tilted her head toward them and said, “Well, shall we?" “We’re a few minutes early so let’s find the restroom and…avail ourselves of the...   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1002 words
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My Father's Grand Opening - The day I entered my father’s grand opening to his new business, I was overwhelmed with the diverse crowd that surrounded the party. As the party started, I was introduced to everyone as the owner’s daughter; everyone seemed normal to me; however I met this gentleman whose smile captivated my attention. It turned out that he is a well known and very established Professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine., I started talking to him regarding the dental school, as I was planning my future in regards to what I should be doing, in terms of a health care career, whether it was medicine, dentistry, optometry or medical research....   [tags: career, ] 603 words
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Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit - In the article “Can a Video Game Lead to Murder?,” Ed Bradley reports on an incident in Fayette, Alabama involving the shooting of three police officers by a teenager and a multi-million dollar lawsuit against both the makers and sellers of the Grand Theft Auto video game. In his report Bradley uses inflammatory words, skewed facts, and quotes of prominent public figures to try and agitate uninformed parents and make them more conscious of games and the effects they may have on their children. Bradley starts off his report with asking the reader to imagine a game that would let them “decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw, and set them on fi...   [tags: Article Review] 876 words
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The Grand Old Party - The Republican Party is at risk of losing their legitimacy with the general public. The biggest issue for the party is not only its uncompromising partisan values, but the negative campaigning, platforms and public ideations. Granted, the name Conservative was given to the party for a reason; however, the Republican Party’s alienation of moderates and independents, as well as modern societal values, will not further them in the polls or in “conserving” their principles. What the Grand Old Party (GOP) needs is a broader political perspective and a more positive platform presence....   [tags: negative politics, Republican party]
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Grand Theft Auto IV - ... If Niko works with Dimitri, he tries to kill Niko at Roman’s wedding, and accidentally kills Roman. If Niko takes revenge on Dimitri and kills him, Niko’s business partner kills Roman’s wife for thwarting his plan. Whichever path the player takes, the game concludes with Niko killing the man who killed his loved one. Although both endings are very tragic, they are representative of the huge sacrifices immigrants face and the price they must pay to achieve the American dream. B. Elements Perhaps the most important element of the revenge theme is the outcome of the revenge....   [tags: video game analysis, revenge]
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Grand Theft Auto - Since the video games changed dramatically in 1990s, video games have become part of the mainstream of favorite entertainment for children and adults. The violence in video games has caused heated controversy for years over its potential impact on children. The most famous debate has come from the infamous “Grand Theft Auto” game series. In the Grand Auto Theft video game, the players have to kill the police to earn points and become a winner. In the article “Video game violence and our sons,” Rebecca Hagelin claims that the violence in video games contribute to the violent behavior in teenagers....   [tags: Entertainment] 1254 words
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Grand Theft Auto - What started out as a disagreement between mother and son has led me into the controversial world of Grand Theft Auto. My fifteen-year-old son desperately wants this game. All I can hear are the stories of violence associated with this game, which causes this mother’s heart to shudder. So began the search to back up my denials for his ownership of this game. The Grand Theft Auto series of games has been surrounded by controversy, however the research does not always back up public opinion as will be demonstrated in this paper....   [tags: Video Games]
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Jack's Grand Race - There once was a white and furry rabbit named Jack. He had a very unusual birth as both his parents were hedgehogs and abandoned him when they figured out he was a rabbit. Every morning he would go out to find carrots to eat. The only problem for him was that he loved carrots, and there was not an abundance of carrots at all where he lived. Jack new he must find some way to get more carrots. Little did Jack know that he would get this chance very soon. As Jack went into town the next day, he noticed that flyers were being given out to tell about the Annual Grand Race being held soon....   [tags: personal narrative] 762 words
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Hypothese of Kaibab Plateau in the Grand Canyon - ... At the Cedar Ridge one may find it hard to believe that the Little Colorado River and Colorado River could meet considering the 3000 foot rise in elevation both rivers have to face (2e). Instances of these strange patterns are found across the ridge and one explanation for this is a lake overflow causing these dramatic features to be so prevalent (5a). Antecedent supporters will claim that the river could flow anywhere on the Kaibab Plateau, but evidence of a river that strayed has not been found....   [tags: river, structure, lake, flow] 1158 words
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The Grand Archetectual Presence of the Louvre Palace - ... When reopened the collection of works was massively increased under Napoleons reign and the museum was renamed ‘Musée Napoléon’. After Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo a large amount of the existing works that were seized by his armies were returned to their original owners and the Louvre’s name was restored. Following this the collection was increased during the reigns of Louise XVIII and Charles X, but it was the Second French Empire that made a vast difference gaining the museum around 20,000 pieces....   [tags: renovations, museum, structure]
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Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory - Professional Development: Module 4 Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory Research validates and modifies theory and in doing so the potential for the development of nursing knowledge increases (McEwen & Wills, 2011). In Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin and Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role Modeling Theory, the belief is “that nursing is a nurse-client relationship” (McEwen & Wills, 2011, p, 158). Modeling role-modeling theory provides expectations and associations that are testable and continue to be highly focused in research....   [tags: nursing education, nightingale, principles]
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Aquarium and Conservatory - The first time a person looks upon the visual piece on the outside of the Belle Isle Aquarium, even if that person does not speak English, they can easily deduce what is hidden within the interesting building. The outside shows koi fish, shells (a sign of welcome), Roman God of the sea (Neptune) as the keystone on the arch, and a cartouche displaying the seal of the city of Detroit. This is all done in Terra Cotta, interestingly enough. With this being the entrance, upon entering the building any person would know that they would soon meet aquatic creatures....   [tags: belle isle aquarium, Detroit]
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Help of The Isle of Man and England to an Athletic Performer - Help of The Isle of Man and England to an Athletic Performer The Isle of Man is closely linked with England in development and competitions of sport. To get to the top of a sport is never easy so I am going to explain how the Isle of Man and England help a performer in athletics to get from grass roots to elite. For a performer to get to the top they will need help from the governing body of their sport. The main governing bodies and agencies are responsible for helping athletics to develop are: * Sport England – The governing body of sport in England....   [tags: Papers] 1859 words
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Was The Grand Prix Beneficial For Melbourne - Was The Grand Prix Beneficial For Melbourne Issues Part -B- Was the Grand Prix, promoted as "The Great Race" which was held at Albert Park beneficial for Melbourne, or was it just a huge waste of taxpayers money. The race was televised to 650 million people in 130 different countries is expected to pump $50 million into the Victorian economy every year and boost tourism enormously. I along with the owners of seventy-two percent of hotels, motels, restaurants and other entertainment complexes agree that Albert Park having the Grand Prix will have a positive impact on business....   [tags: essays research papers] 648 words
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Paradise Lost’s Satan and The Grand Inquisitor's Evil - Evil’s origin begins with Adam and Eve using their special gift, free will, to commit the first sin. They sinned because they were tempted from the free will to choose between following or disobeying God’s orders. Paradise Lost is an epic written by John Milton that describes the fallen angel Satan and the fall of man. The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky is about an archbishop who talks with Jesus and wants to burn him as a heretic. Paradise Lost and The Grand Inquisitor both discuss free will and the stories of two benevolent characters that use their free will to choose evil....   [tags: compare, contrast] 773 words
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The First Descent of the Grand Canyon -      John Wesley Powell was one of the foremost explorers in American history, and his first descent down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of America’s greatest adventure stories. Although he is not as well known as other explorers, his travels and his contributions to American history are significant because they represent a spirit of discovery motivated not by self-glory or the acquisition of gold or land, but by a curiosity about and appreciation for both the natural world and the native peoples of the West....   [tags: American America History]
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On the Grand Finale in Samuel Clemenss - On the Grand Finale in Samuel Clemenss Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) not only tells a story in this famous contribution to American literature, he also goes to great length to depict civilized humanity in a light that is anything but glamorous or glorious. In fact, his descriptions of typical representatives of society regarding their motivations, actions, habits, and morals are conveyed with subtlety but with unmistakable critical intentions. The metatextual aspects of this work appear gradually but intensify toward the end until the novel reaches a point where it begins to border on the absurd, a literary aspect explored more fully by later writers, such as playwright Samuel Beck...   [tags: essays papers]
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Roman Grand Strategy in the Mid 4th Century - The idea of a Roman grand strategy has been an often-debated topic. Edward Luttwak originally purported the idea that during the crises of the third century, Roman grand strategy began to shift to a defense in depth approach, stripping the borders of their defenses and creating a large mobile field army. Thereafter, the defense in depth approach remained the prominent Roman grand strategy employed throughout the third to fifth centuries. Arther Ferrill also corroborates this account of a shift in Roman grand strategy to a defense in depth approach....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Grand Tour of Europe - The Grand Tour of Europe Young English elite’s of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often spent two to four years travelling around Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture in an experience known as the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour began in the sixteenth century and gained popularity during the seventeenth century. Richard Lessels introduced the term Grand Tour in his 1670 book Voyage to Italy. Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the 20-something male and female travellers and their tutors across the European continent....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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Paris 1900 - Grand Palais - Paris 1900 - Grand Palais The Grand Palais served as one of the main buildings that helped solidify France as the supreme leader in the Arts. Like the Eiffel Tower in 1889, it served as a focus for the Exposition. However, the two structures were very different. The Grand Palais placed much greater emphasis on ornamentation. The famous French writer Paul Morand stated that, "while in 1889 architecture was happily on the threshold of an age of iron and steel, in 1900 it had gone back to styles such as those taught at the Beaux-Arts." The Grand Palais incorporated what is commonly referred to as "Beaux-Arts style", which was characterized by formal planning and rich decoration....   [tags: Architecture History]
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Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, 1695 - In 1695 Galileo wrote a Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina. This letter discussed the relationship between the traditional biblical beliefs of the time (the basis on which their society was built), scientific discoveries, and their correlation with one another. The purpose of the letter was to inform that the scientific discoveries being made were not hearsay or contradictory to the Bible, rather they were natural laws, which could coincide with Scriptural based beliefs, not oppose them. In the Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina, Galileo implies that science is the means by which G-d meant for humanity to understand scriptural truths....   [tags: Informative, Science and Religion] 1199 words
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Records of the Grand Historian by Ssuma Ch’ien - Including recounts and anecdotes from around 2600 BC to 85 BC (McMillin), Ssuma Ch’ien’s completed Records of the Grand Historian or Shiji (McMillin), should cover all the aspects needed to qualify a good government official. One of Ssuma Ch’ien’s intentions in writing these records was to emphasize the role of individual men in affecting Chinese government. The biography of magistrate Pu-shih in particular, holds several attributes concerning the emphasis on the roles of individual men in affecting Chinese government, or more specifically, the question of what qualities make a person a good government official....   [tags: chinese history, shiji ]
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