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Good and Evil in Good Country People - Good and Evil in Good Country People      In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, the masked truth is reflected unequivocally through the reality in the story, its equal counterpart. For every good or evil thing, there is an antagonist or opposing force. Each character has a duplicate personality mirrored in someone else in the story. In the story, the names and personalities of the characters clash. The name is the mask covering the personality, which is representative of the reality aspect of each character....   [tags: people]
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Good and Evil in Good Country People - Good and Evil in Good Country People   In her short story, Good Country People, Flannery O’Connor employs all the elements of humor, irony and, paradox intermingled within the system of Christian belief in evil and redemption. This is no more evident than in the character of Joy, the daughter, who had lost a leg in a hunting accident at the age of 12 and who now has a wooden leg in his place. Throughout the story, it becomes increasingly clear that Joy’s physical affliction is closely paralleled by a spiritual one as well....   [tags: people]
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Exodus: Movement of Jah People - ... This ensured Moses and his fellow Israelites that God’s power and authority could not be challenged: “’Therefore, tell the Israelites ‘I am the Lord. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to myself for a people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out form enslavement to the Egyptians....   [tags: rastafarian people, bible, exodus]
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The So-Called Plain People - ... Unlike the Amish, this group believes that the outside influence of technology can strengthen their pious beliefs and assist them in enhancing their servitude to God. Although the Mennonite people allow innovations such as simple automobiles and electricity generators, they are, nevertheless, selective in choosing what technology is acceptable. For example, radios and television sets are not considered customary. Merely, the Mennonites use technology only when they can carefully and properly control it (Amish and Mennonites)....   [tags: Amish People, Mennonites, Comparisons]
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An Enemy of the People - The play An Enemy of the People focuses on the truth and how different characters reveal their feelings about it. Each character is motivated by different things so act in a certain way. Therefore they end up in conflicts due to their opposing views about the truth of the Baths. For example, the Mayor acts the way he does because he’s motivated by money. Doctor Stockmann tries to expose the truth because of his concern of the public’s health and because he believes he’s doing the right thing. Katherine supports Doctor Stockmann because she’s motivated by family and loyalty towards her husband....   [tags: Enemy of the People Essays] 721 words
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The people who greeted Columbus - ... It is said that some common “English” words are actually derived from the Taino words. For example; barbeque, canoe, potato, tobacco, along with Caribbean, guava and hammock; just to name a few. It is said that the Taino were the first people to greet Christopher Columbus, in 1492 in the Bahamas. Columbus was rather impressed with the Taino and their more than generous ways. Columbus stated “They will give all that they do posses for anything that is given to them, exchanging things even for bits of crockery.” Columbus also called the Taino people “Indians” because he thought that he had reached India....   [tags: The Taino People. American History, Columbus]
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Why People Join Rebel Movements - ... This is a subjective term for an individual or a group as other might have different expectations of what they should be entitled to in life. This relative deprivation might rise to negative levels to an extent that it causes anger or frustration to an individual. The potential for collective violence depends on the scope and extent of which groups of individuals perceive the deprivation. During the origins of conflicts, one case that can be seen is that a large group shows the discontent and therefore takes up actions against the government, like in the protests in Ukraine or Syria (the second later evolved in an ongoing civil war, although still originally started as mass protests)....   [tags: Why People Rebel]
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The Ego and Despair in Ordinary People - The Ego and Despair in Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly person who, Jared, through projection, feels despises him....   [tags: Ordinary People] 1497 words
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Societal Issues Depicted in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People - Did a city ruin its chance at success by not listening. According to Dr. Stockman, it did. Dr. Stockman, one of the principal characters in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, discovers that the town’s primary source of monetary income is the spa, which is located, seemingly unnoticed by the populace, over a cesspool containing many harmful chemicals. After acknowledging his brother’s discovery, Mayor Stockman, Dr. Stockman’s brother, ultimately forbids publishing the find in the town paper....   [tags: enemy of the people] 598 words
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Spineless Citizens and Corrupt Politicians Illustrated in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People - In Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, Ibsen presents the reader with a town on the brink of disaster. The tragic reality is that there is a cesspool underneath the spa, the town’s main economic asset and tourist attraction. Not only is the cesspool a danger to the economic health of the town, but it is also a danger to the health of the town’s citizens. The disaster the city faces is caused by the citizen’s unwillingness and inability of the city leaders to deal with the tragedy of the cesspool....   [tags: enemy of the people] 501 words
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Striving for Emotional Perfection in Ordinary People - Striving for Emotional Perfection in Ordinary People Throughout the life cycle, a person undergoes many changes.  One matures both physically and emotionally as time passes.  Emotional growth is quite often more difficult than physical growth.  A person must realize his faults and admit to them before he can develop emotionally, while one does not need any self-analyzation to develop physically.  In her book Ordinary People, Judith Guest depicts the struggles man must experience in order to reach his ideal emotional perfection.  Conrad, the book's protagonist, and his father Calvin, were both searching for higher levels of emotional health....   [tags: Ordinary People]
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A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn - ... It refers to the process through which individuals learn their culture by being involved and participating in the different activities of their community. It is also through this process that children develop self-identity through the influence they receive from childhood from their parents, peers, teachers and everyone they interact with. It is through the socialization process that culture transmission occurs. This is where culturally important knowledge, skills, attitudes and values are passed from one individual to the other....   [tags: American Empire People]
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Free College Essays - Hardships in Ordinary People - Ordinary People - Hardships The theme of Ordinary People can be said best in the words of Honi Werner, " Some things cannot be foreseen or understood or blamed on anyone- they can just be endured. Love, openly shared, is the only thing one can count on to give them strength for that endurance.”  Ordinary People gives a wonderful example of real life and addresses many internal conflicts. This story about a boy's recovery after his brother's death is extremely engrossing and captivating....   [tags: Ordinary People] 1966 words
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No Utopia Found in Wendell Berry’s What Are People For? - No Utopia Found in Wendell Berry’s What Are People For. The preface to Wendell Berry’s What Are People For. is in the form of a two-part poem, titled “Damage” and “Healing.” By carefully digging through its cryptic obscurities (“It is despair that sees the work failing in one’s own failure”), we find the main message: The more diminutive, local, and settled a culture, the healthier it is and the less “damage” it inflicts upon its people and the land. Berry can be called a utopian but not in the traditional sense....   [tags: What Are People For] 1015 words
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Alcohol Problems among Young People in Britain - This essay has been developed to discuss the increasing alcohol problem in young people in Britain, also to raise the reasons behind why young people drink and suggest possible solutions for the young people of today and to also carry on to the next generation. One of the main reasons for young people to use alcohol is peer pressure, this is when young people socialise with their friends and feels they cannot say no in fear of being left out. Other reasons could be what goes on in their home environment, it is estimated that 1.3 million children are affected by their parents alcohol problems, Also boredom, many young people feel they have to drink for something to do or to even block out problems they are having i.e....   [tags: Britain, teenagers, young people, alcohol, ] 868 words
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Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen, the controversial author of, An Enemy of the People, lived in an interesting point in history in which writing was a way of communicating your most radical ideas. An Enemy of the People is one of several Ibsen dramas that are sometimes referred to as problematic works because they are based on social problems and issues he has with the government. Examples of other controversial plays by Ibsen are The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, and Ghosts....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Play, Enemy of the People] 1716 words
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Lessons on Being a Good Leader Described in John Maxwell's Book, Be a People Person - In the book “Be a People Person,” the main objective John Maxwell pursues is the idea that every one of us should always try to bring out the best in others. He points out that this whole concept is what true leadership entails. Maxwell explains eleven specifically important lessons that each posses the idea that to become a better leader, one must “become better at connecting with, relating to, and leading others” (10). When interacting with others, it is important to make every effort possible to accept others for who they are, but without being judgmental of them....   [tags: be a people person, leadership] 507 words
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Why People Become Corrupt: Conformity, Obedience and the Power of Situation - ... One of the most famous yet partially controversial experiments performed at Yale University to understand this concept was by social psychologist, Stanley Milgram. In the attempt to explain the social pathology of the Holocaust, Milgram thought of conducting a research of not matching but illuminating. He knew that Hitler didn’t carry out the dreadful acts alone. Milgram wanted to know how Hitler was able to get tens of thousands of ordinary German citizens willingly to engage in these most horrible atrocious actions by torturing and killing millions of people....   [tags: Why People Become Corrupt]
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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen - An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen An Enemy of the People deals with the extent to which individual desires and beliefs are compromised by society. In particular, the play focuses on the ways in which an individual can be ostracized by the society he is trying to help. One primary message of the play is that the individual, who stands alone, is more often "right" than the mass of people, who are portrayed as ignorant and sheeplike. Isben who turned atheist during his encounter with Georg Brandes, presents many Christian values in ‘An enemy of the people’, and religious references....   [tags: Enemy People Henrik Ibsen Essays] 868 words
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HNC Managing People - HNC Managing People Assignment Responsible for: · Recruitment, selection, training, and development of all staff. · The Management and Leadership of a team of 5 people. · The overall training budget of the Company. · Company Legislation appertaining to HR. Management and Employee Welfare. Duties include: · To produce accurate conditions of service contracts and process instructions for all aspects of salary payments for employee starters and leavers. · To issue accurate pay instructions to organisational pay services, ensuring information is received and processed, chasing queries as and when necessary....   [tags: GCSE HNC Managing People Assignment] 2935 words
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Free College Essays - Impact of Characters on Conrad in Ordinary People - Ordinary People - Impact of Characters on Conrad In the novel Ordinary People, by Judith Guest, many people affect Conrad.  Three people that have an affect on him are his father, mother and therapist.  Conrad goes through significant changes by the way he has been affected.             In the beginning of the novel Con had just returned from the hospital for attempting suicide.  Right off the bat Con finds it hard to wake up in the morning because he is afraid that anxiety and failure will be waiting for him.  He makes himself think of reasons to get out of bed.  Then he goes through the whole ritual in his head.  Con was depressed.  He would be a treated very fragile wise by his teachers.  He also was a very doubt full person.  When it came to his brother’s death, he would wish that he could have done something different.  Con would go through the whole scene in his head over and over again pondering on what he could have done right.  He also feels isolated from his mother.  Although he loves his mother, she could never love him back.  Most of the time he would feel obligated to stay away from her.  Because Lazenby reminded Con of his brother, Con decided to break up their friendship....   [tags: Ordinary People] 808 words
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The People’s Republic of China: Tyrannical Political State? - Despotic governments, public welfare, illusions of utopia, despondency, individualism, conformity, protection against foreign invasion, and paranoia are conflicting ideas yet all exist within societies past and present. George Orwell prophetically writes about a futuristic society in his book entitled 1984. He uses hindsight of past and present political authority to illustrate the possibility of additional states imposing oppressed control. Orwell asserts the conflicting ideas with, “…the three slogans of the Party: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength,” (Orwell, 4)....   [tags: People’s Republic of China, government, communism,]
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Mitch Albom’s, The Five People You Meet in Heaven - In Mitch Albom’s, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the author centers the story around Eddie’s life, beginning with his death. “It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time” (1, paragraph 1). The most important thing in this story that we must all understand is that although we may not know it, somehow our lives all have a common intersection. “No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river (16, paragraph 8)....   [tags: The Five People You Meet in Heaven]
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Healing in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - The Question of Healing in Ordinary People How do you define healing. In the dictionary it says that to be healed you are cured, resolved, free from worry. But is that what everyone else thinks of healed as. In the novel Ordinary People, written by Judith Guest, Conrad Jarret goes from being a young boy to an adult within a year. He did not know what he was like himself, in the beginning of the story, then there were things that made him grow, and lastly did he heal. At first Conrad did not know who he was or what his purpose was, when he came home form the hospital....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 461 words
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July’s People by Nadine Gordimer - "July’s People" by Nadine Gordimer In July’s People, Nadine Gordimer gives a very detailed and knowledgeable explanation of the political turmoil within South Africa. By expressing the emotions of a family involved in the deteriorating situation and the misunderstandings between blacks and whites, she adds a very personal and emotional touch, which allows the reader to understand the true horror and terror these people experienced. Gordimer writes of how the Smales family reacts, survives, and adjusts to this life altering experience....   [tags: July's People Nadine Gordimer Essays] 2201 words
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Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" In "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor, uses symbolism in the choice of names, almost to the point of being ironic and humorous. These names center around the personality and demeanor of the characters. Hulga, once known as Joy, simply changed her name because it was the ugliest she could think of. Mrs. Freeman's name is ironic because she is burdened by the land that she works, so is not really free. Mrs. Hopewell?s name is also ironic, because she trys to provide hope, but is in fact empty in her talk....   [tags: Good Country People Flannery O'Connor] 707 words
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Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen - Evolution Within a People in A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen In all cultures it is easy to see the effects of change. Change can be a revolution, a new form of thought, or a new idea surfacing. No matter what these changes are, they often emerge from the minority. In several cases this results an uprising, turning the social system on end. Simple examples of this type of change can be seen in the French or American revolutions, and even in the hippie movement of the 1960's....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Enemy House Doll's People Essays] 744 words
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Finding Meaning and Purpose in Mitch Albom’s, The Five People You Meet In Heaven - “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” written by Mitch Albom tells about a man named Eddie and his experiences in life and in heaven. During his journey in heaven he meet five people. He learns how he has impacted the five lives while on earth. Eddie finds that his life did have true meaning and purpose. Prior to meeting the five people that he meets in heaven, he feels as if his life is worthless and has no meaning. Physically he is not in good shape, “His left knee, wounded in the war, was ruined by arthritis....   [tags: The Five People You Meet In Heaven]
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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives several proven methods and examples on how to succeed in the business world. The book's chapters are comprised of how to handle people, how to be a successful leader, and how to win people to your way of thinking. The preface provides several ideas and suggestions that will help the reader get the most out of the book. The author suggests that the reader keep an open mind, and also suggest some other reading materials that will also help....   [tags: Influence People Carnegies Business Essays] 2420 words
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How to Win Friends and Influence People - A Personal Analysis - How to Win Friends and Influence People - A Personal Analysis “The more you get out of this book, the more you’ll get out of life.” This is the claim that Dale Carnegie makes in reference to his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Carnegie proposes that there are four main ideas that one should use when dealing with people: 1) Know how to handle people, 2) Make people like you, 3) Win people to their way of thinking, and 4) Be a leader. These skills are essential not only in being a good manager, but also in dealing with people in day to day life....   [tags: Win Friends Influence People Essays] 2463 words
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Foolish Pride in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Foolish Pride in Ordinary People In the book Ordinary People, the author Judith Guest portrays a "normal" family, living in Lake Forest, struggling with many problems on the inside, but trying their best to hide their feelings. This book explores the need for everyone to act normal, and ordinary, and even though everyone in the book had a huge problem eating them from the inside, they didn't want anyone to know something was wrong. Many characters in the book hid from their problems....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 582 words
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The Ironic Title of Judith Guest's Ordinary People - The Ironic Title of Ordinary People The significance of the title "Ordinary People" is that it is ironic because there are not ordinary people in the book. It does not correspond with the novel itself. As defined in Webster's Dictionary, ordinary means usual, common, or normal. To most people, this is what they think they are. However, in the book being unordinary is common for most of the characters. The author of this book, Judith Guest, probably titled this book "Ordinary People" to make readers ask themselves, "What is ordinary....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 656 words
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Naïveté in Flannery O'Connor’s Good Country People - Naïveté in Flannery O'Connor’s Good Country People In "Good Country People," Flannery O'Connor skillfully presents a story from a third-person point of view, in which the protagonist, Joy-Hulga, believes that she is not one of those good country people. Joy is an intelligent and educated but emotionally troubled young woman, struggling to live in a farm environment deep in the countryside of the southeast United States, where she feels that she does not belong. Considering herself intellectually superior to the story's other characters, she experiences an epiphany that may lead her to reconsider her assumptions....   [tags: O'Connor Good Country People Essays]
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The Significance of Names in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - The Significance of Names in Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" Most of Flannery O'Connor's stories seem to contain the same elements: satirical and regional humor, references to God and Christianity, violent similes and metaphors, lots of stereotypical characters, grotesque humor and often focuses a lot of description on character's clothes and faces. However, one of the most important elements of O'Connor's "Good Country People" is the relevance of names. Her choice of names seem to give indications about the personalities of the characters and seem to be more relevant to the story than what the reader would commonly overlook as simply being stock character names....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor Good Country People]
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The Extraordinary Family in Judith Guest's novel, Ordinary People - The Extraordinary Family in Judith Guest's novel, Ordinary People   Judith Guest's novel Ordinary People evinces some main principles of the modernist literary movement, such as the philosophy that modern man is beset by existential angst and alienation. According to Carl Marx, a renowned existentialist, alienation, as a result of the industrial revolution, has made modern man alienated from the product of his own labor, and has made him into a mechanical component in the system. Being a "cog in the wheel" prevents modern man from gaining a sense of internal satisfaction of intellectual and emotional pleasure....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 2200 words
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Ordinary Control Freaks in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Ordinary Control Freaks in Ordinary People The Most interesting form of Literature is American Literature. Usually dealing with a struggle that must be overcome, American literature deals with real-life situations which one can empathize with. One of the most interesting novels written by an American author is Ordinary People, by Judith Guest. Ordinary People tells the story of an ordinary family struggling to cope with the loss of a family member following a boating accident. Brilliantly written, the novel consists of two narrators- Conrad, the Jarrett family's only son left after the boating accident, and Calvin, Conrad's father....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 1200 words
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Ordinary Feelings in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Ordinary Feelings in Ordinary People Ordinary People is a book that examines the life of a typical American family that seems to have it all together. It exposes the major conflicts among them; pain, misunderstanding, hurt, forgiveness, and ultimately if possible healing. Conrad - with the story told mostly through his perspective, he being the one furthering the resulting course of events and at the same time the protagonist and antagonist . is the main character of the story. While boating on a lake with his older brother, a fierce gale picks up capsizing their boat and eventually leading to the death of his brother when he drowns....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 564 words
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Search for Identity in Judith Guest's Ordinary People - Search for Identity in Ordinary People When we are young, we live life by the day. In our preteen and teenage years, the process of self discovery begins. For some people, this could take years. For others, it could happen within a week. No matter how people discover themselves, who they really are, and what they stand behind, everybody goes through it. Especially the characters in the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. As they struggle through death, guilt, and a lack of understanding; Calvin, Beth and Conrad eventually discover their true identities....   [tags: Judith Guest Ordinary People Essays] 1354 words
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Ignorance Is Bliss in Flannery O'Connor's Good Country People - Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" has a steady demonstration of irony, much of it based on the title of the story. Ignorance is also a major issue in the work, both Ms. Freeman and Ms. Hopewell exhibit this clearly. However ironically, Hulga exhibits this with her knowledge. She takes pride in her own intellect and in her knowledge of existentialism. Hulga's existentialist ideas come crashing down because of her naïveté and lack of dependence on others. Hulga believes she is self sustained however she realizes when the bible salesman steals her leg that this isn't so....   [tags: Flannery O'Connor, Good Country People]
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Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontent - Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontents As technology increases do the morals of society degrade. This is a very scientific question to ask about quite an emotional subject. A scientist would ask for a set of data correlating points of increasing technology with corresponding points of moral standards. The brutal truth is that you can't know. No one can be certain about the moral standards of a people at a certain time in the past, let alone the present....   [tags: Enemy People Civilization Discontents]
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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom - The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom For my book report I chose to read and critique Mitch Albom’s “The Fine People You Meet in Heaven”. Mitch Albom’s story is centered on a character named Eddie. Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels like he has led a nothing to show life, and blames most his problems on his father. Unlike most stories ours begins at the end with Eddie’s death. After dying Eddie goes on a journey through heaven and along the way he meets five people that teach him of the impact of things he has done during his life....   [tags: Mitch Albom Five People Meet Heaven] 1289 words
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Leslie - Throughout my life I have encountered many people worthy of admiration. My mom and dad have taught me to look up to people who work hard at life. People who choose to be kind to others make the world a better place. The person I value the most acquires these traits. She is the mother of my best friend and is very close to my family. Leslie Harris is a kind, charismatic person, and I have grown to truly admire her. Leslie’s kindness and concern for others are very admirable. First, she is a kind and happy person....   [tags: People] 711 words
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Princess Diana: Far From A Perfect Life - Imagine being a princess, but not the regular type of princess you might think of, not a princess dressed in pink with servants waiting on you. Imagine being the type of princess who has a lot of responsibilities and a husband who doesn’t love you. This type of princess had to keep up an appearance that did not portray her real self. She had a country, Wales, to look take care of and she also visited the poor. Eventually she became known as the people’s princess dedicated to helping others....   [tags: People]
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John Bennett Herrington: Native American Astronaut - In 2002 John Bennett Herrington made history as the first member of a federally recognized Native American tribe to reach outer space. Herrington- an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma- as a special tribute to his Native American heritage carried six eagle feathers, a braid of sweet grass, arrowheads, sacred ground and the Chickasaw Nation flag into orbit. Born in 1958 in Wetumka, Oklahoma, Herrington’s family moved fourteen times during his school years and he ended up graduating from Plano High School in Plano, Texas....   [tags: People]
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Gandhi: The Man That Once Was, and Still Is - At the commencement of the semester, August 30th to be exact, my class was firstly assigned to write a personal essay about the question that intrigues us the most within our Professor’s article, “Gandhi: The Consummate Field for Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies”. In present time, we, as in my class, are expected for one of our final essays to rewrite this paper, meaning how would we respond to the prompt now; now that the semester is over and we are all fellow Gandhian enthusiasts. I established my first essay by choosing the 11th question “that [is] not merely prompted by, but [is] actually required for, the serious study and the attempted practice of Gandhi’s Non-Violence.” The question is as follows: “How relevant and how useful- if not essential- are Gandhi’s words, thoughts and deeds to the world on the edge of the 21st Century?”....   [tags: People]
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Analysis of Leroi Jones' A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand - Analysis of Leroi Jones' A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand              There is an implied threat in "A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand" by Leroi Jones. Ostensibly, there is no intimidation. The poem is confessional, even reflective; the theme is one of mutability and change. However, there is something frightening and ominous in Jones1 vision, which he creates through attention to word choice and structure. Jones' warning is immediately evident in the title through his manipulation of words....   [tags: Poem Some People Will Have To Understand] 1065 words
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Of the People, By the People, For the People - A defining attribute of America’s system of government is the participation of the citizens in decisions. Unlike many countries in the world today, one dictator does not decide the path for the whole nation. People from ordinary backgrounds have the opportunity to have an affect on laws passed in our country. While voting is the more common form of exhibiting this privilege of participation, citizens also have the ability to run for offices in our government. The structure of our government is unique in that there are numerous offices to be held within our government which are relatively equal in power....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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people - EDGAR ALLAN POE 1809 - 1849 “Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore” Edgar Allan Poe – Darkness Dark what is dark. It is defined in the dictionary as: Darkadj 1.Being without light or without much light. 2. Not a light in colour<a~suit> 3.Gloomy. 4. Being without knowledge and culture<The Dark ages> 5.Secretive – darklyadv – Dark-ness n. dark2n 1.Absance of light: Darkness; esp.: night 2. A dark or deep colour – in the dark 1. In secrecy. 2. In ignorance. Dark is a major part of Edgar Allan Poe’s work....   [tags: essays research papers] 703 words
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Significance of Names in Flannery O’Conner’s Good Country People - Significance of Names in Flannery O’Conner’s Good Country People The story “Good Country People”, by Flannery O’Conner is a work that uses characterization in a new and interesting way to help shape and present the characters of this story. One of the main characters is Hulga Hopewell, also known as Joy Hopewell. This characters name plays a very ironic role in the story. Through the use of such a peculiar name O’Conner helps to develop and build the characteristics of Hulga. In the story “Good Country People” the use of the name Hulga (Joy) Hopewell helps to further build upon the characterization of Hulga and give the reader a deeper understanding of the character....   [tags: O’Conner Good Country People Essays]
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Oppression and Class warfare Exposed in Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States - Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European powers, the governing of these colonies, and the rising discontent of the colonists towards their leaders....   [tags: A People’s History of the United States]
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The Kyrgyz People of the Afghanistan Pamir - ... The Kyrgyz are known to be Sunni Muslim, however, before their conversion to Islam in the Middle Ages, the Kyrgyz shared a religion that was closely related to Zoroastrianism where some of its traditions are still held to today according to author Daniyar Ashymov in his article entitled The Religious Faith of the Kyrgyz. One tradition fore example, is taking the bride into the home which is called the kelindi otko kirgizuu, (“bringing the bride into the fire”). Some of the elders would often recall having the bride jump over an actual fire (3)....   [tags: Indigenous Peoples]
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Reconciliation for the People, by the People - Today’s economic downfall is the result of many circumstances, but the leading cause can be traced back to the turn of the century when mortgage lenders began to take advantage of low interest rates and “urge” over eager borrowers (guilty in their own way by not fully divulging all of their financial information or simply getting in over their head and irresponsibly hoping for the best) to use several types of adjustable rate mortgages. Unfortunately, because of their dishonesty, greed, and unethical behavior, the rates change brought about an unprecedented amount of foreclosures....   [tags: Economics] 1379 words
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Indigenous People - What does the future hold for the indigenous peoples around the world. There is no clear answer, to this question. Each and every government must review the past treatment and the current conditions to determine what should [could] be done, to improve the lives of their indigenous peoples. The issues of the past are vast in number and unique to each government. The issues include: political power, education, environment, land [territory], intellectual property, poverty and the list goes on. According to, Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos “the United Nations proclaimed 1995-2004 the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” (76)....   [tags: Politics Social Issues]
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Politics of the people - Politics of the People touches on a multitude of topics discussed this term. The article brings to light the issues in South America. Specifically in the Amazon, surrounding big oil companies, the destruction of land and environment, and the destitution of the people of Ecuador and how the people and NGO's have taken action to fight it. In this territory of the Amazon according to Judith Kimerling, “the oil spills and contamination of this region of Ecuador equal or supersedes those of the 1989 Alaskan Exxon Valdez oil spill.”(81)....   [tags: Analysis, South American Politics] 1066 words
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Ibo People - * The Ibo people have a civilized community because they have an organized structure to their society with rules and laws. A society that employs morals, ethics, and accountability for peoples’ actions cannot be considered savage. The Ibo are highly religious; the base of most of their daily life revolves around religion, whether it is how they raise their families or how they grow crops, such as yams. * In a savage setting, the parents would usually not bother to educate their children or abandon them at a very early age to fend for themselves....   [tags: Nigeria] 1142 words
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The People of Laos - Laos is considered one of the poorest countries in the world however it has not experience the problem of famine, debt and slum that are associated with many third world and developing countries. Approximately 80% of the Laos population lives in rural areas with the remaining population residing within Laos’s capital city of Vientiane and a few other capital provinces (Laos Cultural Profiles, 2009). In these urban areas of Laos, there are markets and administrative centers of trade and communication....   [tags: Demographics]
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A People Lost - ... (Tore, 2007)Tourism has become an easy way for the Maasai to make money as they sell their traditional wares to tourists while tour groups pay a premium dollar to visit Maasai villages. Additionally, Tanzanite mines have been found on Maasai land, causing them to become involved in the business of mining. (The African Roots Foundation, 2008) Many among the current warrior group were relegated to finding work to support their families. Often the Maasai people find that their lack of education limits their ability to find work....   [tags: ethnicity, maasai, tanzania]
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The Bontoc People - ... This societal shift could potentially be challenging and detrimental to the economic flourish of the Bontoc region. The current economic potential for the Bontoc region, as well as other regions in the Mountain Province, is tourism. Cash income is not a measure of wealth in the pre-contact Bontoc society. Similar to other Igorot cultural groups, wealth is measured by a family's collection of rice fields and akon, which are antique items, that were inherited over several generations. Family akon include items such as gold earrings, agate beads, jewelry, gongs, china jars, and plates....   [tags: Philippines, headhunting, indigenous]
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Indigenous People - For the first two weeks of my class, I had no idea where I was headed in terms of my learning experience but I soon found out. During the first week we had to define “indigenous identity” which by the way was a foreign language to me. After I determined the meaning of it (because there were so many choices) I settled on the meaning “that what connects a person or people by their culture, race, beliefs and way of life”. I never considered or included myself a part of that definition because I thought it only pertained to people of other nations or countries....   [tags: Course Reflection] 1261 words
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Creative People - Dahlén (2008) illustrates creative people as being distinguished by five paradoxes. These paradoxes states that: creative people are characterized by a large measure of conventionality and rebelliousness; creative people make extensive use of both divergent and convergent thinking; creative people are characterized by the fact that they have both abundant energy and a great need for relaxation; creative people is the combination of humility and pride; and creative people are to a great extent both introverted and extroverted (Dahlén, 2008)....   [tags: Analysis, Dahlén] 882 words
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The Choson People - ... (CIA, 2014) There is still some unrest surrounding the division of the Korean peninsula especially in towns closer to the Demilitarized Zone, also known as the DMZ. The DMZ runs roughly along the 38° N latitude line, which is commonly called the 38th parallel, and separates North Korea from South Korea. This line of separation came about at the end of World War II as the Japanese colonies were being divided up between the U.S.S.R and America. North of the 38th parallel the U.S.S.R would accept the surrender of Japanese forces and America would accept the surrender in the south....   [tags: korean belief, morning feshness]
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People Incarceration - ... He clearly points out that, the three do not know their fate, but the kind of lives they will live will determine their individual fates (Sherwin 1530). This evidences the fact that, the kind of live the women live determines their fate. As a consequence of this, some may end up in prisons with the consequence of incarceration. Another factor for incarceration of the women is the belief that one cannot get a job. This creates the basis for them to be held in prison throughout. The society on the other hand is not yet ready to receive the reformed individuals from the prison....   [tags: Bare Life, Nomos]
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People's Value - ... In these type of case the society should plan their decision based on emotions and statistics. Even though teachers are the one who create minor differences they still get paid very low when they should be getting pay a very good amount. From the article What is The Value Of A Human Life . one of the spouses of a Firemen asked “Mr. Feinberg, my husband was a fireman and died a hero at the World Trade Center. Why are you giving me less money than the banker who represented Enron?Why are you demeaning the memory of my husband?”(84)....   [tags: Equality, Accomplishments, Society]
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Unacceptance of People - ... In the short story, The Ugly Duckling, the duckling is greatly impacted as well. The duckling is unwanted in his family, because he is not as pretty as the other ones. He is treated unfairly, so he decides to leave. He no longer has a family and a home to go to. The duckling is so devastated that he considers dying, just like the girl from the poem. He concludes that there is no point of living, since he gets beaten, and insulted all the time: “’they will kill me, because I am so ugly [...] But it does not matter: better be killed by them than pecked by the ducks [...] or starved with hunger in the winter” The duckling finds no point in living, and he does not want to live in pain anymore....   [tags: Theories of Relativity, The Ugly Duckling]
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Black People - Familiar to almost every individual in this country is the passage in the Declaration of Independence that states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” (Jefferson par. 2). This statement would seem imply that all people, regardless of creed, gender, race or ethnicity, have equal access to advancement in all facets of life. However, despite this concepts’ status as a foundational American ideal, complete equality among all groups of people has never been a reality in this country....   [tags: Racial Relations, Equality] 1804 words
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People and Society - People from any society or culture can become negative products of their environment if their environment and families are built on negative foundations. Stephen Crane, and Toni Morrison show examples of women who have unstable backgrounds and are affected in their lives by constant negativity. Maggie, and Florens share the constant struggle of negative environments and unstable families that cause lasting effects on them mentally. Many may argue that there is no such thing as being a “product of the environment,” but rather the choices individual make is what affect their lives....   [tags: Culture, Social Issues, Informative] 2326 words
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Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People - In the United States today, gun control has become a very big issue in the lives of its citizens. People arguing with each other over whether it is our constitutional right to be able to obtain and bear any kind of arms that we choose or that it only belongs to the militia. Many arguments come up over whether or not just average people can show up at a gun show and sell a gun to any person without giving them a background check first. Not only do they want back ground checks they want restrictions, and bans....   [tags: Say No To Gun Control]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Crazy People Kill People - ... This becomes a circular argument; if a civilian stopped the shooting it does not rise to the level of a mass shooting. FBI definition of mass shooting is four or more people killed in the same place. Therefore, the shooting gets nipped in the bud so of course they will not be in those grizzly statistics because a law-abiding citizen was able to get there before the body count was mounted. Although there are countries that have outright banned firearms their crime rate is still significantly high....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People - Every year, all across America, guns cross the hands of various members of our society. Guns are legally put to use for the military, the police force, SWAT teams, or even hunters. When it is the military, police force or SWAT teams using guns, they are well-trained in their proper use and make responsible decisions that save lives. In extreme cases, guns are used illegally by large numbers of gangs, drug dealers, juvenile offenders, or other forms of criminals. These people do not obtain guns with the greater good of others in mind, they do so to benefit themselves....   [tags: Gun Control Essay 2014]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - ... But they ran not a single story mentioning a private citizen using a gun to stop a crime. The print media was almost as biased: The New York Times ran 50,745 words on contemporaneous gun crimes, but only one short, 163-word story on a retired police officer who used his gun to stop a robbery. For USA Today, the tally was 5,660 words on gun crimes versus zero on defensive uses… …in some heavily covered public middle and high school shootings, the media mentioned in only 1 percent or fewer of their stories that the attacks were stopped when citizens used guns to stop the attacks....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Guns Don't Kill People, Criminals Kill People - ... “This tragic event happened on December 14, 2012. A twenty year old male named Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza shot and killed his mother Nancy Lanza, with a .22- Caliber Savage MK II-F rifle. He used this gun along with a Glock 20SF to trespass in the school and take the lives of many innocent people.” (Wallace-Wells) Long term effect is an event just like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will happen again....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Hurt People Hurt People by Dr. Sandra Wilson - ... And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” According to Wilson (2001), “healing is a lifelong process” and there are no fast solutions to inward change. When Jesus Christ sacrificed his life he gave us the opportunity to start over in a new direction. The problem with an unseen wound is we carry these same issues in the adulthood which creates even more problems. Wounds that are not seen are still real and should not be buried by denial because the victim to become victimizers....   [tags: Sandra Wilson, emotional wounds] 1405 words
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Guns Don"t Kill People, People Do - With all the problems that occur today with gun violence on the television and political advocates against guns. The question that I always wanted to ask is, “are all the horrible things they say about guns true.” Are guns truly a danger or is it hype. Violence is prominent in society. The politicians claim we solve disputes through talking and negotiations. However, the truth is that most conflicts ultimately end with the pointing of a weapon. I researched why people wanted guns. Most claim it is for hunting or pleasure (the shooting clay pigeon or targets)....   [tags: argumentative essay, gun laws] 1198 words
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Great People - Great People Only great men are marked with great faults.” This quotation from “Maxims” was written by La Rochefoucauld. He states that people with nobility of their minds create many mistakes throughout their lives. This quotation is only partially correct, people do indeed have faults but it is these faults that restrict them from being great. Every person has done unpleasant acts that disassociate them from being a great person. Each day, people break society's norms or rules and most feel they have done nothing wrong....   [tags: miscellaneous] 1432 words
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Categorizing People - How are we categorized. Walker Percy, Danzy Senna’s, and “Two Kinds” has developed many descriptions of different kinds of categories that can be presented in a person. To be categorized is to be judged by different views and opinions. The world has an image of characterizing everyone and everything in a sense of class. Categories takes place in three areas: people, society, and other observant areas. First, people have the tendency of judging a person by their cover. The majority of the people only compare themselves as what they are by ethnic or color....   [tags: essays research papers] 953 words
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gay people - The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 1212 words
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An Enemy Of The People - An Enemy of the People An Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen was a play written to show his disgust for the in felt during a hostile reception given to him by the Norwegian public and critics to his earlier play, Ghosts. An Enemy of the People is a story about a doctor that discovered that the town he lives in, has become a cesspool. After discovering the town’s beloved bath, which is supposedly helps people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the county come visit it, has become polluted with bacteria that is caused from the water pipes underground....   [tags: essays research papers] 651 words
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Indigenous People - Indigenous People Indigenous people are those that are native to an area. Throughout the world, there are many groups or tribes of people that have been taken over by the Europeans in their early conquests throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, by immigrating groups of individuals, and by greedy corporate businesses trying to take their land. The people indigenous to Australia, Brazil and South America, and Hawaii are currently fighting for their rights as people: the rights to own land, to be free from prejudice, and to have their lands protected from society....   [tags: essays research papers] 4683 words
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People Of A'Ad - And Some Historians Said It is famous from the speeches of those who deal with the story of A'ad that they are destroyed after the existence of Abraham (PUH) and the building of the Holy House in Holy Mecca, and said: it is poissble the A'ad were the longest living people on earth and also the greatest in bodies. And who said that A'ad is the son of `Ewas ben Iram then he got so far with that, because in such a short time it is not possible for Iram to generate such a huge tribe that works on earth and be proud of its strength as A'ad used to be, for they were people of agriculture and enslaved people as it is mentioned by Hud (PUH) in his saying to them as been told by the Holy Book: Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves....   [tags: Religion Research] 1635 words
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Enemy of the People - Enemy of the People The book I read was written by Ibsen and called Enemy of the People. There were nine characters in this book but only five main characters. Dr. Stockmann, Hovstad, Aslaksen, Peter, and Billing. The protagonist was Doctor Stockmann. He has just discovered that a bathing complex that is crucial to the town’s economy is seriously contaminated. He alerts several members of the community and receives generous support and thanks for making this discovery in time to save the town....   [tags: Essays Papers] 452 words
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