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Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited - Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Charlie Wale's character seemed to get the raw end of the deal throughout the entire story. He was trying to redeem himself as a good father and a good citizen. He had many regrets of his past actions and behavior, especially those regarding his deceased wife, Helen. The events that occured during his visit to Paris, however, were detrimental to his intentions. His desire to have his daughter, Honoria, return with him to Prague, was sincere, and as a reader, I could almost feel his pain and disappointment at the disastorous end results....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays] 370 words
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Personal Narrative: A Past Relationship - My preffered companions are books or music or pen and paper.I have only a small circle of close friends,few of whom i get along together.They could easily be counted "misfits." To be plain,I found it quite easily to doubt my ability to have any sort of "close bond."After the closing festivities of "The Lead America conference,"this past summer,on the night before we were scheduled to leave,a girl i had met by the name of Jade,during the program's course approached me.She came to my room and sat down on my bed and announced that she was debating with herself whether she wanted me to become her boyfriend....   [tags: essays research papers] 422 words
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Nietzsche's Critique of Past Philosophers - Nietzsche's Critique of Past Philosophers The desire of most philosophers, Nietzsche says, is to find truth. Nietzsche doesn't see why this is. In the second aphorism, he asks why don't we look for untruth. He believes that beliefs are more important than finding truth because, for him, there is no real truth. Philosophers state a truth or known fact as if it were the ultimate knowledge, but Nietzsche says that really they are giving their opinions about things. Philosophers don't have knowledge - just beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 423 words
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My Past Life - I’m going to write about my past life and how it has influenced me now that I am older. Most of the bad things I did and most of the good things I did while I was growing up. Five things that have affected my life. One was when I was small my dad when to stop. Because of this situation I don’t even like to drink because beer could have had my dad killed. It’s a good thing that he doesn’t drink now because if he did I wouldn’t live with him for being an alcoholic father. The second is when I was 11 years old I found out that I was pretty good at playing basketball....   [tags: essays research papers] 463 words
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Video-psychology-past, Present - Past, Present, and Promise 'Past, Present, and Promise'; is the first volume in the twenty-six volume set. The video begins by introducing the series and going over basic definitions such as the definition of psychology. The video continues on by giving an example of a disorder that psychologists may work with- multiple personality disorder. A woman who has an extreme case of this disorder is introduced. At times she believes she is a scared seven year old girl named Carol, and at other times she has a coarse personality of a man named Devan....   [tags: essays research papers] 466 words
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Microbiologists in the Past - Microbiologists in the Past Jenner, Edward (1749-1823), British doctor, who discovered the vaccine that is used against smallpox and who laid the groundwork for the science of immunology. [IMAGE]Smallpox vaccination Born on May 17, 1749, in Berkeley, Gloucester shire, in a rural vicarage, Jenner became a keen observer of nature at an early age. After nine years as a surgeon's apprentice, he went to London to study anatomy and surgery under the prominent surgeon John Hunter, then returned to Berkeley to start a country practice that lasted the rest of his life....   [tags: Papers] 471 words
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The National Curriculum of Today as a Reflection of Those in the Past - The National Curriculum of Today as a Reflection of Those in the Past The national curriculum at present is the basic structure and provides the guidelines for what should be taught in schools. It is always being evaluated and modified and was first introduced in 1902. The 1902 model course was the first set of standardised guidelines as to what physical education should be taught in schools. We can see straight away form who taught pe in schools that there are differences the model course and the one of today, as non-commissioning officers delivered it then and teachers deliver it now....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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The Present Builds Upon the Past - The Present Builds Upon the Past The world is far from perfect. However, through the years, it has improved in many ways. If I went back in time and changed the tiniest thing in history, it is possible for my life to be completely different today. If you don't believe me, read on because I've got hard proof. It's depressing to know there was a time when "blacks" and "whites" were seperated simply because of the color of their skin. We have moved forward, then stumbed backwards, but slowly we started building and here we are year 2001, where everyone, despite your race, have equal rights....   [tags: history] 492 words
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Past Campaign and How Its Evolved - Past campaign and how it’s evolved In the early days of GoPro, the original ‘campaign’ for the product was virtually inexistent. When the original Chinese built waterproof camera was developed, Woodman began by taking it to an action sports convention in San Diego in 2003, where he sold to surf retailers. As far as marketing was concerned, he conducted presentations and sales pitches to different retailers, however he had no real advertising or branding. The company began to grow, and by 2005, $350,000 worth of GoPro’s had been sold (Mac, 2013)....   [tags: cameras, surf, campaign, gopro] 528 words
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Ping-Pong, A Blast to the Past - Blast to the Past The origins of Table tennis can be traced back to as early as 12th century AD. The game descended from the game of “Royal Tennis” (also know as Court Tennis), which was played during the medieval era. During the 1800’s the game had become quite fashionable among the upper class in England. There was also a board and dice game that was called Table tennis. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s when existing evidence of the game appeared. A set made by one a David foster, which was patented in England which are table versions of the outdoors lawn tennis....   [tags: table tennis, england, championship]
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The Greatest Leaders of the Past, Present, and Future - ... My father has all of these skills/characteristics. There are many things that make my father such an amazing leader and I believe he becomes a stronger leader everyday. Kent is the COO and CFO of Clemson Eye & Lasik Surgery. He is also the CEO of this own business that he is currently starting up. My father is a hardworking man but he never neglects his wife, this is where honesty comes into play. My mother and Father have been married for twenty-nine years. First off, in the twenty-first century about fifty percent of marriages turn into divorces but my parents are on the good side of that fifty percent....   [tags: father, inspire, passion] 549 words
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Siddhartha: Overcoming Misfortunes Of The Past - Siddhartha: Overcoming Misfortunes of the Past On page 132 we read "Everything that was not suffered to the end and finally concluded, recurred, and the same sorrows were undergone." What does this mean in regards to Siddhartha and any other of the characters in Hesse's story. Do you agree with this statement. Explain. This quote is taken from the context of when Siddhartha is crossing the river and he sees his reflection and it looks like his father. This quote refers to a repeating of events....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Lookin Past the Surface of Discipline - When the majority of the population hears the word discipline they automatically associate the word with terms like punish and control. These clichéd adjectives will limit a person’s ability to expand their thinking past an evident definition. This limitation blinds them from seeing more than one interpretation of the word, thus preventing the consideration that maybe discipline is more than just a form of punishment. Discipline is to enforce a firm collection of guidelines either to correct an undesirable behavior or to achieve a certain goal with the intended objective of beneficial results....   [tags: punishments, timeout, self-control] 569 words
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Power and Social class in Past Centuries - Within the modern day and age, the concept of power is determined by how much money one person has. However during the past centuries, power is determined by which social class one was born into. Some were born into a class that has more power to satisfy their needs and have more than enough to do whatever they want. Others had not so fortunate births and therefore could either have just enough power or insufficient power to fulfill their needs in life. However, power is not determined by a person’s birthright, each gender had an obligation to fulfill depending on their social class....   [tags: Social Status, Wealth]
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United States' Racial Issues and Past - United States' Racial Issues and Past Introduction In 1860 Abraham Lincoln became the President of the United States of America. He was from the North, and so the Southern slave owners were afraid to lose their slaves. Because of this they separated from the USA to become the Confederate States. This sparked off a war between the two ends of America, the North and South, it was called the American Civil War. Eventually in 1865 Lincoln passed laws and his Proclamation of Emancipation....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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History is the Bridge that Connects the Past with the Present and Future - What is history. History is the analysis and interpretation of the past. History allows us to study both continuity and change over time. It helps to explain how we have changed throughout time. Part of history is using pieces of evidence to interpret and revisit the past. Examples of evidence include written documents, photographs, buildings, paintings, and artifacts. Is history important. When looking at what the definition of history entails, it is clear to see history is in fact, important. History is the bridge that connects the past with the present....   [tags: success, failure, blueprint] 608 words
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The Houlocaust: Linking Past to Present - The Houlocaust Linking Past to Present The Holocaust was an extremely awful thing that should have never happened. But what were the causes of it. You’re probably wondering why I ask. Well, after I noticed the tremendous amount of innocent children involved, these questions presented themselves. People, have been stereotyping and assuming too much of people. This is why a lot of social problems come to be. Some people (namely the Nazis) can be harsh and they arrogantly need a scapegoat for some of their actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Discovering Global Past: A Look at the Evidence - Water has been an important part of human history, but how exactly did it influence certain characteristics of human development. In Merry Weisner’s book Discovering Global Past: A Look at the Evidence, she provides the sources to prove how the need for a steady supply of water affected much of the progress in human society and raises the question, “How did the need for a steady supply of water affect the technological, economic, political, and legal developments of ancient societies?” (35). The answer is that water affected each one of these developments immensely....   [tags: water, human development, water system]
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Women's Values in Past, Present and Future - Women's Values in Past, Present and Future In the early 20’s, things like getting married at an early age while you were still at your prime, building a family, buying a house with a “white picket fence” were important. Then in the 30’s, getting married and having a family was still the most important thing, but also perhaps becoming a socialite and presenting a good imaging. *NOTE: It may be important to note that women were always expected to ‘keep up appearances’ or be perfect and project the right image....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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Reflections of a Culture Past - Reflections of a Culture Past The poem, Beowulf was supposedly written in the tenth century, but it was most likely told before then, orally, for centuries. There is little information about the author, on when Beowulf was first created or about the original version of the story before it was written. However the poem does, however, give us great insight into the cultural views and ideals of the Anglo-Saxon people who would have composed and told this tale. This includes their political, social and moral views....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 643 words
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France´s Intriguing Past - Most of France’s historical background lurks in its streets today. It is located in northwestern Europe and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, the Apls, and the Pyrenees mountain range. As the capitol is Paris, France’s population consists of 65,951,611 people and is a democratic republic. The development of the country is a main part of its history. Its geographical location makes it a great place for importing and exporting due to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea bordering it....   [tags: public events, french revolution] 654 words
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Past Needs, Future Wants - A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs (Twain). When two people who love each other very much, divorce each other, most of the time they both want nothing to do with the other one. Other times one of the two might be devastated and feel that his/her entire life was left behind with that x amount of years. In the story, Wants, the woman feels that all her passion, love, and devotion in her life were given to her husband, but now they are apart. In the story the woman's disposition and desire to her husband are highlighted by these three attributes: How all her feelings were left with her husband for the 27 years of marriage, her devotion to her husband a...   [tags: American Literature] 655 words
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One’s Past is Like a Shadow - Zadie Smith’s White Teeth epigraph “What is past is prologue,” means that what has occurred in the past has led up to what is happening in the future or present. Smith illustrates the struggles three families go through for identity, legacy, striving for a good future while holding onto the traditions of the past, and maintaining ones religion or beliefs. Through the text, the thematic significance of the past occurs often with the recurring flashbacks which sometimes goes as far back to 1857; with Samad’s mutinous great-grandfather and 1907 with Irie’s past about her great-grandmother and white colonial great-grandfather....   [tags: zadie smith, past, white teeth]
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The Impact of the Past on British Columbia - The Impact of the Past on British Columbia Beautiful British Columbia, one hears this phrase constantly mentioned, but does anyone know why it is so beautiful. Though BC houses many people, very few know how BC got to where it is today. Not many people know that the Cariboo Wagon Road was built entirely by hand, pick and shovel. Some people may not realize that getting to the California Gold Rush was either an agonizing 2000 mile walk or a 6 month boating trip, and more than half the ‘gold rushers’ never even struck gold....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Judge Holden of Blood Meridian - Judge Holden of Blood Meridian Although Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian tells the story of the kid and his journey through the harshest of environments, much of the action in the novel centers around Judge Holden. Judge Holden is a mystery from his very first appearance in the novel and remains so until the very end of the novel, when he is one of the few characters surviving. The kid first comes face to face with Holden in a saloon after a riot and eventually joins with Holden and a gang of misfit scalp-hunters to roam the Mexican-American borderlands....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 679 words
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Importance of the Past in Willa Cather's My Antonia - The Importance of the Past in Willa Cather's My Antonia   In My Antonia, Willa Cather emphasizes the importance of the past through Jum Burden's narration. Jim Burden realizes at the conclusion of the novel how much he enjoyed his childhood days and how much his memories mean to him. There are three events that Cather included in the novel which contribute greatly to the overall theme, concerning the importance of the past. One event is in Chapter II of Book III. Jim decides to write about his youth in Nebraska as Vergil has just done....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]
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The Past Affects the Present - ... On the other hand, when Holden is feeling lonely and thinking about death, he suddenly remembers Allie and his funeral. “I have about fifty aunts and lousy cousins…They all came when Allie died, the whole goddam stupid bunch of them. I have this one stupid aunt that kept saying how peaceful he looked lying there. I wasn’t there. I was still in the hospital” (201). When Holden is at his lowest, he seems to go back to the negative aspects of memories. Holden does not talk a lot about not going to Allie’s funeral because it would cause him too much pain....   [tags: J.D. Sallinger's The Catcher in the Rye] 693 words
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Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian - Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian details what can only be described as the kid's journey through hell. Throughout the novel McCarthy gives the reader the sensation of being in hell. The is brutal and unforgiving physical setting adds a hellish atmosphere in which there is no evidence of any morals or sympathy for the innocent. Judge Holden is even described in terms reminiscent of the devil. All of these factors lead the reader to compare the kid's journey through the Mexican-American border country with a descent into hell....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 715 words
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Creative Writing: Pain From the Past - ... I guess it was because he was a writer, he would always put all of his thoughts on a paper, rather than spilling them out into someone's face. As nice as they were, living with them was a nightmare, at least to me. So I decided to move away, even though illegal, it was a step I thought was necessary for me to take, and so I did. The night of April 24, 2005, I left the house. The only evidence of my existence that I've left behind was a letter to them. "Dear Suzanne and Andrew, your messed up lives gave me hell....   [tags: Suzanne and Andrew] 729 words
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Letters Are a Thing from the Past - Letters Are a Thing from the Past When was the last time you wrote a hand written letter. Probably, “not recent.” When was the last time you sent an e-mail. You’re thinking, “I’ve sent a couple just today.” Smart phones, laptops, and tablets are taking over the world. Texting is the number one way of communication these days. The advancement of technology is the reason why hand-written letters are a thing from the past. Technology is the main reason why hand written letters are getting lower and lower in quantity....   [tags: communication methods and influence of technology] 739 words
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The Setting of Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy's setting in Blood Meridian is a landscape of endless and diverse beauty. McCarthy highlights the surprising beauty of combinations of scrubby plants, jagged rock, and the fused auburn and crimson colors of the fiery wasteland that frame this nightmarish novel. Various descriptions, from the desolate to the scenic, feature McCarthy's highly wrought, lyrical prose. Such descriptions of the divine landscape seem to serve a dual function. While being an isolated highlight to this gruesome novel, McCarthy's beautiful setting also serves as an intricate device in defining the novel's themes and creating the reality in which it is set....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 745 words
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Past and Present Views on Gossip - Past and Present Views on Gossip Culture is constantly changing: the prevailing beliefs and trends of one period can vary substantially from those of another. A significant consequence of this cultural flux is gradual evolution in the meanings of some words. Since language is naturally tied to culture, it is not surprising that these changes occur. Words have meaning only in the context of the current social climate; therefore their definitions change synchronously with cultural progression. The meaning of the word gossip, for example, changed several times over, from its original definition of kindred relation to its present definition of empty talk....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 764 words
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Past, Present and Future: Stoker's Impact - Bram Stoker wrote many novels in his life time; he was a brilliant author and could have in fact possibly imagined how significant an impact his novels could have effected literature throughout the ages and more importantly today. Considering Stoker focused on how the past could affect the present and incorporated that ideology into many of his novels including Dracula. Dracula has come to be one of the most well-known pieces of literature in the world. Vampires are everywhere, in many fiction novels and all over TV, which garnered their inspiration from Stoker’s novel Dracula....   [tags: brilliant authors, Dracula]
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Facing Past and Present - ... Amir and his best friend, Hassan, used to do everything together when they were children. They were like two peas in a pod. Whatever Amir would do, Hassan would be by his side. “Hassan never denied me anything” (Hosseini 4). Also, Amir wants to please his dad, whom he calls Baba. He wants to be like his dad to please him, but he never feels the true connection between them. Amir’s father is not very proud to say that Amir is his son. “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he was my son” (Hosseini 24, 25)....   [tags: Khaleid Hosseini's The Kite Runner] 783 words
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Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited - Charlie's Attempt to Overcome the Past in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Babylon Revisited is made up of different characters with different ideologies in life. The Protagonist, Charlie is a reformed alcoholic who had come back to take his daughter. Marion is Charlie's sister- in - law who dislikes him because she thinks he caused her sister's death. I think Marion is emotionally disturbed. She overacts to things that happen in everyday life. Lincoln is Marion's husband .He tries to keep things as even as possible for Marion....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays] 788 words
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Comparing Executed Consideration and Past Consideration - DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN EXECUTED CONSIDERATION AND PAST CONSIDERATION Consideration is one of the three main building blocks of a contract in English contract law  and it is the exchange of benefit and detriment e.g., the making of a promise in exchange for an act or it can be anything of value such as an item or service which each party to a legally-binding contract must agree to exchange if the contract is to be valid. If only one party offers consideration, the agreement is not legally a binding contract....   [tags: Legal Law Contracts] 789 words
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian The ending of the Blood Meridian is both abstruse and compelling. The setting when the kid first walks into town (pp.324) seems almost too familiar. This town could be any number of different towns located throughout the Midwest, but it seems strangely related to the town of Nacogdoches. The Kid, once thought to be on some sort of migratory movement to the West, has now completed a full circle and has returned to the place of his birth. Birth not in the physical sense of being delivered from his mother’s womb, but rather the Kid experienced a rebirth in the form of one of the judge’s “great clay voodoo dolls (pp.13).'; Throughout the whol...   [tags: essays research papers] 790 words
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Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian - Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a passionate, lyrical, and ugly novel of depravity and destruction of life in the Old West. It is a story of a hellish journey where violence and corruption are currency in a life of murder and treachery. Contrasting scenes of scenic beauty, poetically described by McCarthy, are negated by his gruesome accounts of despicable scenes of human cruelty in the examination of evil. Like all of McCarthy's earlier novels, Blood Meridian (1985) had a lukewarm arrival to the literary world in the sense of sales and publicity, in part due to McCarthy's own aversion to self-promotion (Woodward 28)....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays] 793 words
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History and Accurately Reconstructing the Past - The past is complicated and often difficult to comprehend, making reconstructing history a challenging task. When trying to piece together the past, there are numerous issues that can arise for historians, mostly catered toward sources - anything historians use to gain information on the past. Among these issues, the most prominent include reliability of said sources, bias, and lack of information. These problems only serve to complicate the process of reconstructing the past accurately....   [tags: Bias, Sources, Events]
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Buying Made in America: A Thing of the Past? - The question is, “Buying made in America, a thing of the past?”. The answer depends on the view you take. Buying in America has its pro’s and con’s, but it is certainly not a thing of the past but it is a harder movement to follow because of the limited amount of items that are actually made in our country. With the rise of globalization and the expansion of a global market it is difficult to get an item that is completely made in the United States. It is quite tempting to buy foreign-made products....   [tags: globalization, outsourcing out of the US] 822 words
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Computers: Past, Present and Future - Computers: Past, Present and Future Since the time when man first learned to express how they felt in written form, by drawing or writing, we have tried to communicate with other people. First, it was the prehistoric man with their conceptual cave drawings showing what animals to hunt, how to hunt them, and how to cook them. Soon that form took to hieroglyphics, in which the Egyptians would tell stories about battles they had won and about new pharaohs that had been born. This picture form soon turned in to words in which the Romans would communicate with one another....   [tags: Technology] 841 words
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Past the Beach Roses - Growing up on an Island is an adventure. The summers are full of swimming, boating, and lobster bakes. Floating the incoming tides on a found piece of driftwood in the warm afternoon sun. Summer residents, and tourists would arrive early in June; making our sleepy little Island explode with activity. The cove filled with people having picnics on the beach. A warm evening with a heavy full moon reflecting on the water watched over the occasional street dance. Lobster boats shared the waters around Casco Bay with assorted pleasure crafts....   [tags: personal narrative] 849 words
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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian - In the novel Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, he illustrates how bloody and gruesome the expansion to the west really was. Deconstruction is defined as “a critique of the hierarchical oppositions that have structured western thought: inside/outside, mind/body, literal/metaphorical, speech/writing, presence/absence, nature/culture, form/meaning” (Culler 126). The author uses deconstruction so that the reader can see how dark the movement to the west was. As previously mentioned, deconstruction of a culture can take place in one’s mind, and by reading this book, the reader’s thoughts on American westward expansion changes because of the dark elements the author uses in his book....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]
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Learning From Past Presidents - PAPA 501 6/8/10 As time passes it brings about the coming and going of the Presidents of the United States. It is important to learn from our past Presidents and take heed toward their future warnings, while embracing the demands of the current age. From the farewell address given by our first President George Washington, to the intentional policies of the current Administration, similarities and clear differences resonate throughout the administrations. President George Washington gave his farewell address to a growing nation, a nation that had hope for the future....   [tags: U.S. Government] 862 words
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Meridian, by Alice Walker - The women of the late sixties, although some are older than others, in Alice Walker’s fiction that exhibit the qualities of the developing, emergent model are greatly influenced through the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Motherhood is a major theme in modern women’s literature, which examines as a sacred, powerful, and spiritual component of the woman’s life. Alice Walker does not choose Southern black women to be her major protagonists only because she is one, but because she had discovered in the tradition and history they collectively experience an understanding of oppression that has been drawn from them a willingness to reject the principle and to hold what is difficult....   [tags: Motherhood, Traditions] 864 words
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The Radio: Past and Present - The Radio: Past and Present “He shoots!!. He scores!!!” these are famous words that Foster Hewitt made famous broadcasting a hockey game on the radio (“The Early Years”). It was words like these that the public became used to because there was no television. The radio served as the first medium to hear things live as they happened. This gave sport fans the opportunity to sit down and tune into a game anytime they like. The radio started off big and then took a dramatic fall due to the introduction of the television....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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A Story from the Past is Brought to the Future - Many stories are derived from stories from the past. Walt Disney’s popular movie, The Lion King, is based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This is just one out of many things that are from the past that appears in novels and films today. Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is a novel about a mad scientist who wants to make an immense discovery as said by Brett Weiss, “The Frankenstein monster first lumbered into existence in 1818 in Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus, a work that many have called the first science-fiction story.” (Weiss, Brett)....   [tags: Prometheus, Frankenstein, Viktor]
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Past, Present, and Future of State University - Past, Present, and Future of State University The structure and workings of the university are ever changing. The university of the past is not like the university of the present and the university of the present will not be like the university of the future. This “adaptation” to the times is what can make some universities great or make some universities among the worst in the nation. In the past the university was very set in their ways. They did things the way they wanted them done. They paid no heed to the rest of the society and the way the ones paying the bills wanted them done....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 892 words
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Print- A Thing of the Past - “Ten years ago, everyone bought paper- and hardback books. Many people now read on iPhones, Kindles, Nooks, plus a variety of other electronic devices, and many books are published exclusively as e-reads” (Dawson-Cook 21). As technology progresses, so does the way the world reads. No longer must enthusiastic bookworms pay retail for costly hardcovers or spend hours searching library shelves, only to find their desired book already checked out. Does this mean libraries are going to close. No. Many libraries are already offering eBooks for checkout (Wogan)....   [tags: Paperback Books, Digital, Technology]
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