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Search for Identity in It’s Hard Enough Being Me - Search for Identity in It’s Hard Enough Being Me      In the essay "It’s Hard Enough Being Me," Anna Lisa Raya relates her experiences as a multicultural American at Columbia University in New York and the confusion she felt about her identity. She grew up in L.A. and mostly identified with her Mexican background, but occasionally with her Puerto Rican background as well. Upon arriving to New York however, she discovered that to everyone else, she was considered "Latina." She points out that a typical "Latina" must salsa dance, know Mexican history, and most importantly, speak Spanish....   [tags: Synthesis Essays]
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A Good Man is Hard to Find - I think that Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is written partially in order to “convert” people who have not yet fully accepted the Christian faith. O’Conner, herself being a strong believer in Christianity, probably thought that writing this story will help make people who aren’t really living by the Christian rules to seriously consider doing so. Flannery O'Connor was deeply concerned with the values and the direction of the youth at the time. She believed that Christ was no longer enough of a priority to the people of her generation....   [tags: A Good Man is Hard to Find] 569 words
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Treasure Island and Hard Times - ... So when Jim develops an argument with the caption of his ship and knowing he has a high influence on Jim he interferes and leads Jim to believe that he is inexperienced and therefore foolish when it came to matters pertaining to the treasurer because they are far above his intellectual capabilities. The Squire is an insidious character who seems to think that Jim Hawkins is far too naive to comprehend his environment. So when Jim brings the new found treasure map to him and his master, he confuses Jim into thinking it is, “incomprehensible [to Jim],” while on the other hand, “it filled him and his master with joy,” [Stevenson 61] Using situations like these, The Squire is successful in leading Jim to believe that he is _______ and _______....   [tags: Character Analysis, Stevenson, Dickens] 1498 words
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Hard Times and Wuthering Heights - ... Mr. Gradgrind interprets his daughter's words as a compliment to him and his strict belief in teaching only the facts. But on the contrary, Louisa means she has not experienced life and has never been given the chance. Her childhood has been murdered by her father's strict insistence on the upholding of facts only; and thus her curious mind never had the chance to survive. However, although Louisa realises she has been enslaved by the theories of fact, she willingly enters yet another bondage to Mr....   [tags: Comparative, Dickens, Brontë] 2280 words
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Being a Senior - Being a senior to me means more that just one thing. It means my last ten football games, senior project and, graduating. It seems like yesterday that I was in eighth grade watching my brother play football on the same field I am now. Back then being a senior in high school seemed so far away that I never took the time to think about it or anything. Now that it’s here I wonder where the time went. When I look back I remember that ninety percent of my life in high school was dedicated to football....   [tags: essays research papers] 425 words
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Being a Great Employee - ... One of my most important duties is to card any customer who looks under the age of forty when they are buying alcohol and/or tobacco products. I always make sure to follow this rule, because if I don’t the business could be charged with large fines do to my irresponsibility. Acting responsible at my job is shown through each and every one of these actions that I perform every shift I work. The second of my best qualities as an employee is my honesty. “Clearly, honesty–humility represents a person variable in this framework since it stands for a stable and broad individual difference construct,” stated by Ingo Zettler and Benjamin E....   [tags: Business]
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Learning the Hard Way - Learning the Hard Way “Hi Zac, we are all going out to Hacienda and then we’re all gonna have some fun. I have a surprise for you all. Just be here at six and it’ll be all set.” Kyle hung up the phone and resumed his calling. I threw on a clean shirt and shorts and arrived at his house with two minutes to spare. My blank stare at the empty drive way prompted Kyle to tell me that the six others already went to Hacienda and were getting a table. After dinner we walked to Linway and watched Office Space, a prelude for the weeks to come....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1567 words
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Softening Hard Water With Sodium Carbonate - Softening Hard Water With Sodium Carbonate Prediction ---------- In a preliminary experiment, we discovered that adding 1g. Na2CO3 to hard water softened it slightly. We tested both tap water and distilled water with the sodium stearate and discovered that tap water was far harder than distilled water, we then tested tap water that 1g of Na2CO3 had been applied to. This solution was softer than the original tap water. The exact results were; Type of water Soap solution required 1st attempt 2nd attempt Average Distilled 0.5 0.5 0.5 Tap 4.5 5.0 4.75 Tap with 1g....   [tags: Papers] 1567 words
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The Advantages of being an Air Force Food Service Accountant - Being a food service accountant is a rewarding job that comes with a lot of responsibility. It’s a job that requires one person to be the financial watchdog over the whole food service operation at any particular Air Force base. The food service accountant has to review all financial records, such as purchase order documents, inventory sheets, and waste logs; and then prepare reports to send up to the Services Agency to report on the facility’s financial status. One person can be the accountant for multiple facilities and the entire Air Force is counting on this individual to catch any major signs of wasteful spending from the facilities that the accountant is responsible for overseeing....   [tags: Job Description]
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Flannery OConnors "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - In her short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find” Flannery O'Connor's seems to portray a feeling that society as she saw it was drastically changing for the worse. O'Connor's obvious displeasure with society at the time is most likely a result of her Catholic religion and her very conservative upbringing in the ‘old south.’ She seems to depict her opinion in this particular story by using the character of the grandmother to show what she saw was happening to the times. Evidence of society's "demise" is woven into the story, and presented through an interesting generation gap between the grandmother and her family....   [tags: essays research papers] 618 words
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The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor The grandmother is the central character in the story "A good man is hard to find," by Flannery O'Connor. The grandmother is a manipulative, deceitful, and self-serving woman who lives in the past. She doesn't value her life as it is, but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses. She is pre-scented by O'Connor as being a prim and proper lady dressed in a suit, hat, and white cotton gloves....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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Why Does Being A Philosopher Help In Philosophical Practice? - Why Does Being A Philosopher Help In Philosophical Practice. I think of personal consulting and much of what others call therapy as like dancing with another person. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow and sometimes the hardest part to learn is how to stay out of your partners way. You must understand your partners way of moving very well indeed if you are to follow it, move with it and know what will embellish and accentuate and what will interrupt. The 'dance' of personal consulting requires the kind of intellectual ability we should expect a well trained philosopher to have even if it also calls for traits and skills philosophers are not likely to have....   [tags: Philosophers Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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O'Connor's Use Of Setting To Predict The Outcome In A Good Man Is Hard To Find - In Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find", setting is used as a way to predict the tragic outcome of the story. The story's end is unexpected when first read, but upon closer inspection one can see several clues and foreshadowing techniques O'Connor used to hint at what would eventually happen, specifically in her use of setting. The outcome of the story is hinted at through the description of the family's scenic drive through Georgia, Red Sammy's, and the deserted road they travel on....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor] 1025 words
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True love is so hard to find - I want to capture and preserve our first meeting together in a bottle of love. The first time I saw you it was like standing next to a waterfall with beautiful shades of color. Your face was glowing as your eyes and smile showed words of love. "I knew I loved you before I met you." I felt as if seeing you for the first time were to see the beauty first hand, to be able to touch you and allow these tingling feelings to release. Before we met in person I knew that my love for you was deeper than any monument on earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 467 words
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Hard Times - Hard Times In this paper I would like to discuss the possibly affects that this book might have had on the world, the time around Charles Dickens, and the fact that Charles Dickens paid close attention to the world around him. Charles Dickens, born Charles John Huffman Dickens, was born on Feb. 7 1812 in Portsmouth where his father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office. Four years later his family moved to Chatham and then later moved to London. In 1824 Charles Dickens father went to Debtor's Prison....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays] 894 words
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Jerzy Kosinki's Being There - Jerzy Kosinki's Being There At quaint coffee houses, expensive restaurants, and homes around the world, movies and books are spoken of quite frequently. What happens when a best- selling book turns into Hollywood's project. In many cases, the remade story often does not do the book justire. Remaking a movie after a book can also propel a book and its author into stardom. This is the case for Jerzy Kosinki's popular book Being There. Patterning the remade movie version of Being There after the original book, Kosinski greatly enhances the entertainment value for the audience....   [tags: Being There Essays] 1216 words
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Not Revolutionary Enough - ... They completely eradicated the old system, which is the justification of a revolution. The American Revolution can also be compared to the Russian Revolution in the twentieth century. In where the Russian people completely overthrew the monarchy and created a model government. Communism was supposed to be the Utopian society, and even though it turned sour within a couple decades, the revolution was indeed world shattering. Both Revolutions above were not exceptionally organized. The citizens of France were so uncontrollable many innocent citizens were executed because they are friends and neighbors reported on them for being spies....   [tags: American History, The American Revolution] 1606 words
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Review of A Hard Day's Night - "A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence of the early sixties, before Vietnam and LSD opened the eyes of millions to political injustices and self-explorations....   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles] 1442 words
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Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times - Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times In Hard Times Charles Dickens portrays Louisa Gradgrind as a realistic character who faces conflict from the start of her life. Louisa encounters three major psychological conflicts in the form of three different men: Mr. Gradgrind, Mr. Bounderby, and Tom Gradgrind. Men play a very important role in the shaping of Louisa's life. Instead of being her own person and expressing her own feelings, Louisa falls under the realm of these three men. Since the beginning of her life, Louisa isn't allowed to express herself because her father continually stresses the facts....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays] 776 words
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Marxist Theory in Hard Times (Coketown) and Watercress Girl - Marxist Theory in Hard Times (Coketown) and Watercress Girl      These two works may both be looked at from a Marxist point of view in finding explanation for the authors' purpose in putting pen to paper. When using a Marxist approach to analyzing literature we must bear in mind several key terms. As we look at these texts we must bear in mind what the bourgeoisie is; this is the upper or ruling class of a society. They are in place to rule due to their control over the "base, or the economic means of production" (Bressler 212)....   [tags: hard Coketown Watercress]
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To Say This Is Enough - Novels present different views about life. They often consist of stories about events that may be totally imaginary, or fictionally realistic. Writers usually write novels to present their ideas and comments about human behavior. Three literary works that poignantly shows their authors' perceptions about life and human behavior are 'The Lame Shall Enter First';, Joy Luck Club, and To Kill A Mocking Bird. Flannery O Conner shows what really matters in life in 'The Lame Shall Enter First';. The importance of faith and courage in a patriarchal society is imprinted in Joy Luck Club....   [tags: essays research papers] 1270 words
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A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor - A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor In the short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor, every object including the characters are symbols. The Grandmother, who is the one and only dynamic character, represents all of us who have repented. The story is, as Flannery O'Connor has suggested a spiritual journey because of the Grandmother's Plight. In the beginning of the story the Grandmother is obsessed with everything worldly and superficial. She cares far too much about how others perceive her, "Her collars and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets containing a sachet....   [tags: Good Man Is Hard to Find Essays] 581 words
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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor - In” A Good Man is Hard to Find” there are many factors that can be the theme. The theme can be about a family as a whole that lacks love for the grandmother, or about a family that goes on a trip that wound up having an accident, which puts them at the wrong place at the wrong time. Both of these themes are obvious to any reader, but it does not quite seem to match this author’s depth style way of writing. In a brief write up on Flannery O’Connor, it says “O’Connor is a moralist, she focuses an uncompromising moral eye on the violence and spiritual disorder of the world.” By knowing this about the author O’Connor we can look deeper into this story and find morals of two characters as the theme....   [tags: Essays on A Good Man Hard Find] 632 words
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Polite Society Gone with the Wind in A Good Man is Hard to Find - Polite Society Gone with the Wind in A Good Man is Hard to Find A Good Man is Hard to Find is consistent with Mary Flannery O'Connor's view that contemporary society was drastically changing for the worse. O'Connor's obvious displeasure with society at the time has often been attributed to her Catholic religion, her studies in the social science field, and the fact that the celebrated lifestyles of the elite southern whites were "Gone with the Wind." Evidence of society's "demise" is woven into the story, and presented through an interesting generation gap....   [tags: A Good Man is Hard to Find] 434 words
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Being There - A Bit More Like Chance - Being There - A Bit More Like Chance While watching the movie Being There, the viewer begins to notice just how different the book and the movie are. While the book appeals more to the reader's emotions, the movie gives a comical outlook on the problems faced in both the book and the movie. The contrast between the two places them into separate categories--a touching story about a man trapped in a world of which he knows nothing about and a satirical comedy about the very same man....   [tags: Being There Essays] 865 words
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Redemption in Hard Times - Redemption in Hard Times Now, it is to be approached the redemption aspect in Hard Times. The main character, which will be in redemption, is Grandgrind. He is introduced at the beginning of the novel as: The speaker's square finger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve. The emphasis was helped by the speaker's square wall of forehead, which had his eyebrows for its base, while his eyes found commodious cellarage in two dark caves, overshadowed by the wall....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays] 752 words
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Gawain Has Enough - Gawain Has Enough It was a bright and beautiful morn, the perfect weather for embarking on a hunting trip. The majestic King Arthur, illustrious leader of the Knights of the Round Table, could not believe his luck. As he was carried across a grassy knoll (by some beggars he’d chanced to acquire along the way) he contemplated the unbridled feelings of joy brought to him by his loyal knights. When Arthur happened to spot a pot-bellied pig out of the corner of his kingly eye, he quickly reined in the beggars and gracefully dismounted....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Essays]
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Enough Is Enough...The TV Can Wait - ... Those networks have captured the youth’s attention more than reading, studying, and playing outside. Picker expressed in her article that the AAP recommends a limit of one to two hours of screen time for children over the age of two (Picker 88). That’s why it’s important for parents to monitor the content of television programs and set viewing limits to ensure that our children don’t spend too much time watching television. By setting limits we can reshape the thought process and get our youth to focus more on what’s important....   [tags: Television]
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Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance Of Being Ernest - Lady Augusta Bracknell In The Importance of Being Ernest The most memorable character and one who has a tremendous impact on the audience is Lady Augusta Bracknell. Wilde’s audience would have identified most with her titled position and bearing. Wilde humorously makes her the tool of the conflict, and much of the satire. She serves well the plot and the theme of the play. She is the strong hand who forces the whole play to move forward with a happy ending. . Generally, Lady Bracknell is first and foremost a symbol of Victorian earnestness and the unhappiness it brings as a result....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Ipmortance of Being Ernest Character A] 1651 words
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A Good Man is Hard to Find - ... Wilson continues, telling how O’Connor wrote steadily through the 1950’s and her first novel Wise Blood was published in 1952. O’Connor would go on and win numerous awards, including three O. Henry Memorial Awards, a Ford Foundation grant and two honorary doctor’s degrees. Wilson finishes by telling of O’Connor’s death on August 3, 1964, at the age of 39 (Wilson 98). According to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture “O'Connor's work, though scant, generates the kind of critical attention that makes her, along with William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams, one of the most notable figures in Southern literature” (n pg)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Flannery O'Connor ] 1168 words
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Not Enough Time for Love - ... The only people that know about their love were the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. The nurse, who sided with Romeo and Juliet being together in the beginning, quickly changed her mind and told Juliet that she go ahead and marry her parent’s choice for her, Paris. Juliet said “I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know and hate, rather than Paris, these are news indeed” (3.5.126-128)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1121 words
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Harvard Admissions Essay: Enough Talk about God - Enough Talk about God I believe the Church has been talking about God for long enough now. We're due for a change. People know enough about God. They know what God likes and what God doesn't and how God would generally want them to live their lives. It seems, to us and to them, that we just keep repeating ourselves. As I said, we've been talking about God for long enough now. It's time to stop talking about God, and start getting our kids and neighbors and friends in touch with God. It's time to help them taste and see that the Lord is good....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 699 words
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Being Pregnant - Personal Narrative: Being Pregnant I am five months pregnant and single, I am in a situation that I never thought that I would have to face. As far as life experiences go, I can truly tell you that dealing with pregnancy at eight-teen is truly a life changing and stressful event. My boyfriend and I were so happy; we were such a “perfect couple.” He was truly a great guy, and I ,a well rounded character. I thought I knew him but fate would prove me wrong. He once told me that we would make it through anything, but I knew this was different he had dreams, and so much potential, this would surely detour him from his goals in life....   [tags: Original Writing Personal Narrative] 350 words
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unforgiven and being there - There are four elements that I will discuss while writing this paper. These four elements will describe the hero’s plot. The two movies that I will apply these elements to are Unforgiven and Being There. The first element that I will discuss is origin. Origin is the starting point of the movie. It is who the character is at the time you meet him. In the movie Unforgiven, the main character is a man named William Munny. When we first see William Munny, he is on a small farm with his two children....   [tags: essays research papers] 1014 words
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Being A Centrist - Few people know their own political beliefs. Although this sounds strange I truly believe it, considering the varying political opinions that are constantly being thrown at us from the television, the news, the radio, magazines, our families, and even the president. So much influence makes it hard to maintain personal political views; your own opinion can easily be swayed. The media often presents information on current issues that may cause someone to stray from their original, authentic position....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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being in college - Prof. Wu Essay #2 The Learning ?Life. Everyone goes through this journey in his or life. Some fare better than others do; yet we all strive onward. The journey in I am discussing is the schooling system. It is set up for an individual to progress gradually through levels; each designed specifically for stage in which the mind is, at that point in time. Some may agree and some will disagree, but the reality is everyone is ?graded. throughout his or life according to school when it is the knowledge learned outside of class, which makes the difference....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Why is it hard to build a good relationship? - ... Baba also had a trust on Amir, since he won the kite tournament that “agreed to everything Amir asked” (81). After Amir won the kite tournament, Baba opened his heart a little bit, because now trusts Amir about that he can stand up himself a little bit. However, Baba said, “There is only one sin, And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth”(225). But it turns out he lied to his son Amir that he have another brother, who name is Hassan, Amir going to “reconcile”(226) the image of Baba that he haven been thinking of....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating] 1282 words
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Being A Good Parent - There are many different things that I take into consideration when it comes to parenting. Parents have many different responsibilities but there are three in particular that I think are very important. Being a good role model is important, as well as listening to your children and disciplining them appropriately. If you want to be a good parent you have to put your kids first. The first responsibility that I think is very important is being a good example for your kids. Parents are examples for their kids whether they like it or not....   [tags: Parenting] 481 words
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Hard and Soft Water - Hard and Soft Water Hard water is made when water runs over or through landscape containing calcium ( Ca ) and magnesium (mg ) ions. These materials dissolve into the water making it hard. If rain water falls on limestone or chalk - CaMg (CO ) (this is the common form of limestone which contains both ca and mg ions. Some forms of limestone contain only one of these materials but the result is just the same) then the carbonic acid present causes a reaction Ca CO +H CO Ca (HCO ) MgCO + H CO My(HCO ) Calcium Hydrogen carbonate and magnesium hydrogen carbonate [Ca(H(O ) ] isn't strongly soluble in water and therefore it forms temporary hard water....   [tags: Papers] 1468 words
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The History of the Hard-Boiled Detective - There are many sub-genres of detective fiction and hard-boiled fiction is one of them. What exactly is hard-boiled detective fiction. Hard-Boiled detective fiction is fiction that features tough, cynical, urban private eyes who expose corruption and frequently get injured in the course of their investigations (“Detective Fiction,” Literary). Hard-Boiled fiction is considered one of the more popular sub-genres of detective fiction; there have been numerous films and novels about urban detectives exposing corruption in the police force and in politics....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
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Taking the Hard Road - Taking the Hard Road Thesis #3: Taking the Hard Road Working class autobiographies "illuminated how social position, or location in social hierarchies, [were] internalized as identity" (Maynes 3). Where otherwise the only source of information of the past would be statistics and those of historians, the autobiographies give the reader a feel of what the working classes were going through in a more personal way. The conditions in which they lived and the politics or beliefs they lived by can be examined for differences or qualities they might share....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Autobiographies] 322 words
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Coursework On Hard Times - Coursework On Hard Times Title: How does Dickens present the education system in Hard Times. How does this reflect life in Coketown. Hard Times reveals Dickens' increased interest in class issues and social observations. Dickens was extremely concerned with the miserable lives of the poor and working classes in the England of his day, and Hard Times is one of several of his novels that address these social problems directly. On hearing the name, Hard times, an imagination of people going through a difficult and hard way of life is revealed....   [tags: English Literature] 2296 words
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Introduction To Hard Times - The shortest of Dickens' novels, Hard Times, was also, until quite recently, the least regarded of them. The comedy is savagely and scornfully sardonic, to the virtual exclusion of the humour - that delighted apprehension of and rejoicing in idiosyncrasy and absurdity for their own sakes, which often cuts right across moral considerations and which we normally take for granted in Dickens. Then, too, the novel is curiously skeletal. There are four separate plots, or at least four separate centres of interest: the re-education through suffering of Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 1985 words
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The Basics Of A Hard Drive - The Basics of A Hard Drive I'm sure, by now you have used a computer be it to play games or write a paper. But do you know how a computer works and runs all the programs you what it to. Well if not I will tell you. To begin with I will explain a little about the history about the computers history. About 50 years or maybe a little longer someone came up with the thought that all the boring stuff like math could be automated so humans would not have to do it all. Hence the computer, as to who exactly I could not tell you....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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The Hard Life of Samuel Coleridge - The Hard Life of Samuel Coleridge       Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire. He was the youngest of ten children and was often teased and bullied by the others. When he was 7 years old, Coleridge ran away from home. He was found unharmed the next morning. This event has recurred, in a literary sense, in a large portion of his writings. Many of his poems, sketches, and notebooks contained pictures and descriptions of his night spent outdoors....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Killing is Easy, Living is Hard - Killing is Easy, Living is Hard I did my best to kill Bobby Ackerman late one April night when we were both seventeen. We were speeding down a two-lane highway, a narrow trail of asphalt that sailed off a ridge and down into a long, sweeping right-hand turn and then rushed past a white stucco house with a tile roof, a house that crowned the hill beyond a quaint covered bridge over a dry creek bed running parallel to the road. We were descending toward a little town named Crane, and we were flying....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 994 words
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Hard as a Rock Writing - Hard as a Rock Writing Can anyone ever create a “new” writing technology from items found in nature. Is it possible to “invent” something to write with and on that had not been thought of in the past. These were the questions I pondered as I sat outside my house wondering what to do for my “Invent Your Own Technology” project. At first, I thought I would somehow distill the pollen from the daffodils growing in my front yard. Then I wondered, “What could I use to write on with my new yellow “ink”....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]
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A good man is hard to find - “I just know you’re a good man. You’re not at all common!” Just some of the last pleading words of the grandmother in the story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor. In the story, the author uses colloquialism, point-of-view, foreshadowing, and irony, as well as other rhetorical devices, to portray the satire of southern beliefs and religion throughout the entire piece. Flannery O’Connor lived most of her life in the southern state of Georgia. When once asked what the most influential things in her life were, she responded “Being a Catholic and a Southerner and a writer.” (1) She uses her knowledge of southern religion and popular beliefs to her advantage throughout the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 863 words
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