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Blake's London versus Paz's The Streets - "Streets"     William Blake's "London" and Octavio Paz's "The Street" both use streets as symbols. Blake analyzes the traits of the different social groups on an everyday encounter while out on the streets, whereas Paz's poem encompasses the feelings of a man on a particular journey down a street.  This is just one of many similarities in the two poems.  Both poems exude an intimate feeling of discontent, yet both are for very different reasons.  Blake's poem deals with the external conflict of a politically unstable London, while Paz's poem deals more with the internal conflict the narrator experiences as a result of low self worth....   [tags: Poetry William Blake Octavio Paz]
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Antony and Octavio - Chronological analysis of the strengthening of Octavius compared with the errors made by Antony. DATE (BC) Factors affecting Antony Factors affecting Octavius 42BC Battle of Philippi. With Lepidus, Antony led an armed force into Macedonia to face the conspirators who killed Caesar. The "Republican" conspirators had 19 legions at their command (about 120000 men), against the triumvir's 28 legions (about 170000). The triumvirs won resoundingly, and the leaders (Brutus and Cassius) committed suicide....   [tags: Antony Octavio Essays] 1267 words
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The Poetry of Paz - ... It is man’s idea of woman and how natural it is to desire the opposite gender. Or the reader can view the lines as reference to the functions of a woman. Where woman were created to create offspring; their stomachs are “a plaza full of sun” signifying that in their bellies they are meant to create life. A woman’s breast has the purpose of feeding and nourishing a baby which is what Paz indirectly states through his use of diction and imagery: “…your breasts two churches where blood performs its own, parallel rites” (38-39)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Street Dancing In Salt Lake - Could you imagine having the title of originating street dancing in Salt Lake City. Being famous for starting a brand new attraction in Salt Lake City. I can, and I have the power to do it. Street dancing in Salt Lake City can involve into something great, into a huge exciting attraction. I know Salt Lake has what it takes to bring dance talent to the floor. Salt Lake is growing in population more and more every day. Not only the population, but Salt Lake has a huge rave scene, full of thousands of diverse people who none stop dance threw out the night....   [tags: dancing, street dancing,]
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Octavio Ocampo - Every person has feelings. These feelings are aroused by a catalyst. A touch, a smell, a sight. When a person does art, his or her duty is to titillate the viewer. His or her work must be passionate, captivating and able to be thought about. When an artist renders a piece, be it a painting, water color, sculpture, dance or poem, he or she must inspire the viewer to come back and look at it a second and a third time. The artist must expand his or her mind to engulf others. Octavio Ocampo has accomplished all this and more....   [tags: essays research papers] 3260 words
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The House on Mango Street and Esperanza’s Relationship with It - Throughout the course of Mango Street, Esperanza’s relationship towards her house change. As time passes her feelings about the house itself change and the emotional impact of the house of her changes as well. Esperanza’s house on Mango Street symbolizes her Mexican culture. For so long she has wanted to leave it. She envisions a different type of life than what she is used to - moving from house to house. “this house is going to be different / my life is going to be different”. One can look at all the things she envisions - the "trappings of the good life" such as the running water, the garden etc....   [tags: Mango Street, culture, Esperanza,] 536 words
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The House on Mango Street - The House on Mango Street At the novel's end, Esperanza declares that she is too strong for Mango Street to keep her forever. What is the nature of her strength. How does Cisneros establish this characteristic elsewhere in the book. Esperanza feels she is too strong to live on Mango Street. She feels her life would be better if she lived somewhere else. She wants to leave Mango Street so that she can find herself. Esperanza knows that she is not like the others on Mango Street, and she wants to move to a place "with trees around it, a big yard and grass growing without a fence" (page 4)....   [tags: House Mango Street] 481 words
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The House on Mango Street - The House on Mango Street This book is so powerful because Sandra Cisneros gives a first-hand account of the everyday magic and misery of young Esperanza, simultaneously applying themes of her desire for escape and love for the people and bittersweet childhood of Mango Street. In many other novels of this sort, the dialog comes across as an extended complaint, a long and tiresome negative report of how down-trodden and hopeless is a given situation, and how arrogantly nonchalant are those who benefit from or cause it....   [tags: House Mango Street] 451 words
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Cisneros' The House on Mango Street - Sometimes in life, people wish for things they do not have. No matter how hard people wish on a star or on a candle, the wishes never seemed to be answered. Everyone has felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when they finally realize that they were never going to be able to get what they wanted. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street....   [tags: Cisneros House Mango Street] 984 words
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Beauty in The House on Mango Street - Beauty in The House on Mango Street “Someday, I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my secrets to. One who will understand my jokes without me having to explain them” (9). These are the longing words spoken by Esperanza. In the novel The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is young girl experiencing adolescence not only longing for a place to fit in but also wanting to be beautiful....   [tags: House Mango Street Analysis] 927 words
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An Analysis of The House on Mango Street - An Analysis of The House on Mango Street In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second class citizens. A society that is dominated by men, and a society that values women for what they look like, and not for what is on inside. In her Novel Cisneros wants us to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally. In the Book women are looked upon as objects by men whether they are boyfriends, friends fathers or husbands....   [tags: House Mango Street] 1519 words
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Ann Petry’s The Street - Ann Petry’s The Street In our society of today, there are many images that are portrayed through media and through personal experience that speak to the issues of black motherhood, marriage and the black family. Wherever one turns, there is the image of the black woman in the projects and very rarely the image of successful black women. Even when these positive images are portrayed, it is almost in a manner that speaks to the supposed inferiority of black women. Women, black women in particular, are placed into a society that marginalizes and controls many of the aspects of a black woman’s life....   [tags: Black motherhood Petry Street Essays] 1247 words
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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values - The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street] 415 words
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The House on Mango Street Cisneros's Style - The House on Mango Street Cisneros's Style Sandra Cisneros's writing style in the novel The House on Mango Street transcends two genres, poetry and the short story. The novel is written in a series of poetic vignettes that make it easy to read. These distinguishing attributes are combined to create the backbone of Cisneros's unique style and structure. The novel has confused many critics and readers because it reads like poetry, yet in actuality it is a narrative. Cisneros admits that many of the vignettes are "lazy poems." This means that they could be poems if she had taken the time to finish them (Olivares 145)....   [tags: House Mango Street] 466 words
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Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen - The book that I chose to do is Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen, the book has 297 pages, the reason I chose this book is personally I am tired novels taking place years before I am born. This novel pertains to urban problems and one kids' attempt to survive in the pressures of present day Brooklyn. Within the novel, there are several subplots, one being his love interest, Alyse, and Ty's fight to stay in school. As well as, his fight not to lose money or control of his territory. It is interesting to watch this young man, balance these things in his life and not let them interfere with each other....   [tags: Street Pharm Diepen] 963 words
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Review of movie Wall Street - Review of movie Wall Street In the big city of New York there always exist those who push the envelope a bit, and stretch the law. One such man played by Michael Douglas makes money buying and selling others' dreams. He is a stock speculator; but one that succeeds based on illegal inside information. As he puts it "I make nothing, I own" Released in 1987, Oliver Stone's Wall Street is a representation of bad morals and poor business ethics in the business world. It also shows the negative effects, bad morals and poor business ethics can have on society....   [tags: Stock Market Wall Street Film Essays Papers] 838 words
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Symbols and Subversion in 13 Happiness Street - Symbols and Subversion in 13 Happiness Street "13 Happiness Street" is a political satire which relies largely on the subversion of conventional symbols to convey its message. By subversion, I mean the process by which Bei Dao uses unconventional meanings of conventional symbols to undermine accepted literary norms. That is, he offers in place of the common associations of a symbol, another symbolic association that draws its meaning from the context of the narrative. Indeed, the very meaning of the narrative is couched in the language of metaphors and symbols....   [tags: 13 Happiness Street Politics papers]
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The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street - The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street The protagonist in this story is Carol Kennicott. She is a young woman attending college in St. Paul Minnesota. She wants to go somewhere in her life. She has gone out and gotten a college education so that she won’t have to be a house wife. She has an outgoing personality and is continuously trying to change the things around her. She meets a man named William Kennicott. They fall in love and move to the small town of Gopher Prairie. While there Carol tries to change her home, as well as all of the other buildings in town....   [tags: Main Street Carol Kennicott Essays] 1390 words
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The House on Mango Street and the Style of Sandra Cisneros - The House on Mango Street and the Style of Sandra Cisneros Clearly, Sandra Cisneros' writing style is one representative of a minority voice. Her amazing style allows her readers to take an active part in the minority experience. For this reason, I believe Cisneros has had a lot of influence and success in the status of minority writers, especially in the canon of what is read and taught in schools today. But, more than anything, Cisneros has shown that liberation can come through creativity and literature, and not just through geographical excursion....   [tags: House Mango Street]
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The American Dream in The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros -      The American Dream, yes everybody has one, it can be from living in a large house and having a million dollars to just having the privilege to live in America and try to make something better for themselves in this new life or new start they are trying to grasp. There are many traditions and dreams of every American today while some dreams are practical and some are not and most of all their dreams are from the heart. The American dream is really simple--it consists of a house a job a car three kids and one dog but this is not always the case....   [tags: The House On Mango Street] 1509 words
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Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street - Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street            Malouf is very skilled in creating a sense of place in 12 Edmondstone Street. This essay examines the different techniques he uses in describing 12 Edmondstone Street and Tuscany. The section set in Brisbane is seen through the eyes of a young boy, giving the reader a very clear impression of his views about and feelings towards the house. Malouf has conveyed this by basing 12 Edmondstone Street on the idea of coming back into ordinary daily life and living out what it is that you’ve seen in that moment of epiphany Malouf does this through the boy’s views, thoughts and feelings by conveying them through images and detailed recollections of rooms and the atmosphere of these rooms....   [tags: 12 Edmondstone Street] 1753 words
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Importance of the Monkey Garden in The House on Mango Street - Importance of the Monkey Garden in The House on Mango Street Life as a kid is effortless, where the only motive is to have fun. Some people never want to have responsibility and complexity that comes with being an adult as they realize they must take accountability sometime. Likewise in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza tries her best to avoid is renegade against the normal expectations of women on Mango Street. Esperanza's only way to avoid having to become part of the adult world around her, is by entering The Monkey Garden where she gets to be a kid....   [tags: House Mango Street] 845 words
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Morals and Ethics in the Movie Wall Street - Morals and Ethics in the Movie Wall Street The movie 'Wall Street' is a representation of poor morals and dissapointing business ethics in the popular world of business. This movie shows the negative effects that bad business morals can have on society. The two main characters are Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen and Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas. Bud Fox is a young stockbroker who comes from an honest working-class family but on the other hand, Gordon Gekko is a millionaire who Bud admires and wants to be associated with....   [tags: Film Movie Wall Street Investing Market Essays] 926 words
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What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street - What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street “Home is where the heart is.” In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros develops this famous statement to depict what a “home” really represents. What is a home. Is it a house with four walls and a roof, the neighborhood of kids while growing up, or a unique Cleaver household where everything is perfect and no problems arise. According to Cisneros, we all have our own home with which we identify; however, we cannot always go back to the environment we once considered our dwelling place....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros]
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Toomer's Seventh Street, Depicts Life and Issues in the Prohibition Period - Toomer's Seventh Street, Depicts Life and Issues in the Prohibition Period Toomer captures very deep thoughts in his writing in fairly simple language. The way he works his ideas into the text is amazing. In "Seventh Street," an excerpt from his larger work, Cane, Toomer blends ethnic ideas together while speaking about issues that involve the whole public spectrum. He begins with a four-line verse that draws the reader in and helps him to visualize the setting. Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts, Bootleggers in silken shirts, Ballooned, zooming Cadillacs, Whizzing, whizzing down the street-car tracks....   [tags: Toomer's Seventh Street Essays] 1006 words
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Class Politics in 45 & 47 Stella Street and Everything That Happenes by Honey - Class Politics in 45 & 47 Stella Street and Everything That Happenes by Honey The story of 45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened (Honey, E 2000) is written from a first person narrative perspective. This is evident from page 5 of the book when the narrator, Henni introduces herself to the reader and does not from change from Henni to another narrator throughout the text. The reader sees the story through Henni’s point of view of the world around her. The implied reader would be aimed at children around the same age as Henni so the reader can relate to her....   [tags: Stella Street Analysis Honey] 907 words
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Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street - Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street The story of how a stupid horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a story that no one can beat. The adventure of Marco, and the things that he saw on Mulberry Street, began during the summer of 1936. Ted and Helen set sail for Europe aboard the new luxury liner, the M.S. Kungsholm. Ted, finding it impossible to settle while a summer storm hammered the ship, strode from one Kungsholm bar to another. While sipping on vodka on the rocks, he took a piece of stationery and started scribbling a rambling plot that began with “a stupid horse and wagon.” As the ship plowed the sea for eight days, the chugging rhythm of its engines reverberated in Ted’s head: Da-da-DA-da-da-DUM-DUM, da-DA-da-da-DUM (Morgan, 80)....   [tags: Dr. Seuss Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street]
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Analysis of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros - Analysis of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros After having read the novel “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros I will now concentrate on the background of the novel that moved Sandra Cisneros to write it by investigating the novel with special regard to its different dimensions. 1. The Novel 1.1 Summary The novel “The House on Mango Street” is written by Sandra Cineros. It deals with family, neighbourhood and dreams of a young Mexican girl, Esperanza Cordero growing up in Chicago....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros Essays]
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Wall Street-Financial Markets and Management in Corporations: Examined - Wall Street: Financial Markets and Management in Corporations The film Wall Street is a movie that portrays the corruptness that can exist on Wall Street. Bud Fox is trying to establish a name and a living for himself, and thus he has the endless task of trying to increase the number of clients that he represents. In the end he is taken by the prospect of becoming rich, and it would seem that to do this requires illegal actions, such as insider trading. It is quite amazing how this can, almost overnight, lead to great riches and power....   [tags: Wall Street Film Movies Films Papers Business]
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Sculptures in James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk - Sculptures in James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, Douglass describes his overseer as “a man of the most inflexible firmness and stone-like coolness” (Andrews 181). He adds that his mistress’s “tender heart became stone” (Andrews 188). When he first tries to free himself from such people, Douglass ends up “all alone, within the walls of a stone prison” (Andrews 208). Throughout these references, the image of stone is repeatedly linked with the stonehearted and dramatic Caucasian oppression of African-Americans....   [tags: James Baldwin Beale Street Could Talk Essays]
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Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville - Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brook’s “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” came from her book called Street in Bronzeville. This book exemplifies Brook’s “dual place in American literature” (Smith, 2). It is associated with Modernist poetry, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. This book is known for its theme of victimizing the poor, black woman. “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” is a poem that uses tone to represent the complex mood of the ballad. While tone and mood are often used interchangeably, there are differences even though they often work together in a poem....   [tags: Ballad Pearl Gwendolyn Brook Street Essays]
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What Makes U Street, U Street - ... Courteau understands the deep historical and cultural past of U Street and she notes that the many influential people on U Street still have an impact as Langston Hughes, who began his career in the city, was the inspiration for the new chain Busboys and Poets. The unique coffee shops are described as a, “haven for writers, thinkers, and performers, from America’s progressive social and political movements” (Courteau). Aside from the rich musical and cultural past that Duke Ellington and others embody, U Street later became a shelter for freedom seekers during the 1960s civil rights era....   [tags: Community Analysis]
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Wall Street - Wall Street To many a metaphor for a semi-real place where fortunes are made and lost, Wall Street is actually a very real place with a very rich history. Among investors, “Wall Street” refers to the collective set of financial institutions in New York City including stock exchanges, banks, brokerages, commodity markets, money markets, hedge funds, etc.[1] These institutions buy and sell securities in capital markets. Securities are contracts, to borrow money or fund a company for a stake in its ownership for example, that can be traded at a price....   [tags: Business Finanace Essays]
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Street Scalpers - Street Scalpers Ticket scalping has shown much benefits to both consumers and sellers, and where demand meets supply. For the ultimate consumers, scalpers offer an alternative to purchasing the much sought after tickets without waiting in line. However, at a higher monetary value. Demand for these "easy" tickets has been great that keeps ticket scalping going on for years. There are different value people put in the things they do over the others. What is the value an individual put to wait in line or to pay a higher price differs these people into two groups....   [tags: essays papers] 357 words
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Street Racing - Street Racing      To race or not to race, what will keep you safe. Racing can be safe but not always if you race illegally. There are a lot of safety items that some racers don’t even use, I mean they keep you safer but they don’t spot the buck for the equipment. They spend so much money on their cars to make them faster, yet most of them don’t spend money towards safety. I know what you’re thinking, THIS IS LUDACRIS but it is the truth and you will learn more by reading below.      Safety is a very important thing when you are in an object that weighs over a ton and could do over 100mph or more....   [tags: Research Racing Safety Cars Essays] 927 words
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Street Racing - Street Racing      The intricacies that are involved in turning a regular car into a “Street Racer” are many; and racers pour their souls into these magnificent machines. After seeing “the Fast and the Furious” many people have or wanted to become involved in street racing. They do not realize that this is a sport that takes knowledge, hard work, and nerve. Many of these racers have spent their lives under a car, learning the trade and improving upon it. As I have learned, this is not just a hobby; it is a way of life....   [tags: Racing Sport Sports Cars Essays] 1520 words
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Women on The Street - Women on the Street Have you ever rushed down the street and felt that nagging feeling of guilt, as you breeze by someone lying in a doorway. Is she alive. Is she ill. Why do we all rush by without finding out is she's all right. People sit in train stations, bus stations, parks, doorways, unmistakably sick, with what, we don't know. All are seemingly alone. Some beg. Some don't. Some have open sores that ooze and bleed. Some are drunk. Some talk to themselves or formless others. They have no homes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1192 words
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Durango Street - Durango Street Durango Street is a novel by Frank Bonham. He writes about a young boy who lives in an extremely bad neighborhood. His name is Rufus Henry. Rufus was in a correctional camp for stealing a car. In the camp he met a friend named Baby. Baby lived where Rufus's mother had moved. Baby got released a little bit before Rufus and then went on to his home "the flats." Rufus was left out from camp with a parol officer. His parole officer tells him not to get involved with gangs but Rufus knows he has to join a gang to survive....   [tags: essays research papers] 677 words
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the street racer - THE STREET RACER Today is Chad's first day of college and he wants to become a mechanic. He also hopes to eventually become an owner of a shop. He has always enjoyed working on cars including his own. He likes the look of street racing cars and has always wanted to go see a race or be in one but has never had the chance. For the last few years he had been working hard and saving money and adding performance parts to his car. His mom has been very sick lately but nothing has been too serious so he isn’t too worried but he still thinks about her a lot....   [tags: essays research papers] 2153 words
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street car - "A Street Car Named Desire." Directed by Elia Kazan Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1053 words
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The True Value of Street Art - ... The artistic creativity has captured eyes, and most people find it interesting and different. Street art has even garnered much respect with art connoisseurs such as Donald Lagerberg, a Visual Arts Professor. "Street art is popular today because a lot of people can appreciate art that appears in the most unconventional places," said Rosa Fabon, 21, an art major. "I definitely think our generation is more accepting of street art" (Castaneda). Fabon proves an excellent point. The generation of today thinks differently than people did in the past years when street art first emerged....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Street Children of Latin America - An eight or nine year old boy with dirt in his face, wearing ripped jeans, shoes and a dirty shirt doing his best to stop one of a thousand cars in order for him to wash the windshields of a car for a miserable wage. This young man was struggling to carry a large container with soap and water and a small red rug which he held with his small, left hand. His facial expression revealed fear, doubt and resignation. The inside of me wanted to cry and at the same time, I wanted to take him with me and give him a warm cup of milk....   [tags: Homelessness]
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Book Nerd, Street Geek - ... Opening the article he states that “everyone knows some young person who is impressively “street smart” but does poorly in school. What a waste, we think that one who is so intelligent about so many things in life seems unable to apply that intelligence to academic work”(198). He goes on to say that schools might actually be at fault for this by not giving the student with street smarts the opportunity to channel his intelligence into academics. Graff argues that the major reason schools don’t implement street smarts in their curriculum because they associate street smarts with anti-intellectual concerns....   [tags: Human Intellect]
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The Occupy Wall Street Movement - ... The protestors point to many societal problems as evidence of this inequality. Some of these examples are unequal access to healthcare, poverty, exorbitant student loan debt, unemployment, and unfair practices in the housing market. These are all indicators of the unequal distribution of resources and subsequently power that Occupy Wall Street denounces. Performance democracy is characterized by “governmental outputs in the form of laws and policies that are a reflection of a self-governing people’s desire for well-being” (Grigsby)....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Occupy Wall Street - ... During a sit-in protest at one college, which appeared to be a group of peaceful students, a police officer sweepingly sprayed the sitting students. They had been repeatedly warned to leave by orders of the chancellor of the college. This is an act of unnecessary aggression and maybe the simplest thing would have been to call the parents of the students. Amazing what effect parents can have. Even if the student is over 18 years old, a parent is an effective persuader. Forcible removals implemented by the police-obedient to direct orders from officials, are based upon laws of that particular state....   [tags: Protests]
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Google Street View and Privacy - In May 2007, Google added an innovative feature to Google Maps, called Google Street View. Street View provides 360 degree views of addresses from street level. Google cites many possible uses for the technology, such as showing long-distance friends and family your house, checking out the handicapped accommodations at establishments in advance, or previewing potential vacation rentals. Street View is available for most major metropolitan areas in the United States as well as selected countries abroad....   [tags: Technology]
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Front Street in Lahaina - As my feet touch the pavement, I can already feel the excitement in the air. All around me people are walking around, shopping or just plain browsing. It’s the peak of tourist season on Front Street in Lahaina town and the masses of people never seem to come to an end. As far as you can look down the road all you can see are people walking, riding bikes or driving. The feel in the air is carefree, full of excitement and completely contagious. I can’t help but notice the spring that has come to my step, as I remember coming to this very place as a child, then as a teenager, now as an adult....   [tags: place, ] 869 words
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