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The Rumors of the Grand Duchess Anastasia - The Grand Duchess Anastasia was part of the Imperial Romanov family who ruled Russia for almost three hundred years. Anastasia’s father Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia before the communist rule. He was not a very good ruler, which caused his people to turn against him and later this caused the assassination of the entire Imperial family. After the family was assassinated rumor that Anastasia had survived began to circulate throughout Russia and later the entire world. People became fascinated with this tragic story and with finding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, but these rumors were false....   [tags: Assassination, Impact of Story]
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Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, and Truth - A rumor is a subject of propaganda whose veracity is not hurriedly or ever confirmed. It is an account of events that are of public concern and circulate from one person to another. The information circulating could be true or false. Rumors are the oldest form of media. Word of mouth was the only form of communication before the modern forms of communication were invented. With the new inventions, rumors have become even more specialized. However, there is little known about rumors, and it is a significant social phenomenon as it constitutes no man’s knowledge (Kapferer, 2011)....   [tags: propaganda, conspiracy theory]
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The Negative Impact of Rumors and Conspiracy Theories - Conspiracy theories and rumors are the creation of people who have extraordinary minds to exaggerate ideas and even happenings in a non-desirable or negative way. People who spread rumors tend to have a lack of education and wisdom. However, it is also observed that even education does not stop people from sharing information that is not even known to exist. Some people disseminate information while threatening about something such as GMO foods or weapons of mass destruction. Thus, it is a continuing practice in today’s world to speak without thinking and believing in things or rumors that do not exist at all....   [tags: misinformation]
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Rumors Destroyed a Teenager and his Family - ... What happened actually was that several bombs were exploded in one district at the same time in the same street, at the beginning, the perpetrator was anonymous, and authorities did not have someone evidence to accuse someone, but as it is a natural innate human response, the chatter started to take place and the rumors began to take shape (to get shaped) and as known everyone makes their own comments, that's how rumors get started (Venus Williams), until most fingers started to indicate to some individuals of one of those minorities accusing them and blaming them for what happened....   [tags: personal narrative] 645 words
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Rumors of Aurora Masonic Lodge#156 - Cross View on Aurora Masonic Lodge#156 Charly Gnonlonfoun Community College of Aurora The birth of Freemasonry can be dated as far back as the 13th century when groups of unionized workers would help one another to build cathedrals, but officially the organization itself was born in 1717.This fraternal order is seen by a certain opinion as evil .So, they classified it as part of the illuminati and secret society which only goal is to lead the world. For them, Freemason has secret and satanic agenda....   [tags: The essay concerns a specific group/building.]
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Rumors - Rumor Rumors can be passed easily and are spread on an everyday basis. A rumor is like gossip; some of it true or untrue, and it is passed around by word of mouth. Most rumors start off being true, then when it is being passed from one person to the other, it starts becoming untrue because some people forget details, add new information in, or just change the whole story around. In the rumor experiment conducted in class, a story was told to one person out of four. The first person had to repeat the same story to the next person who of course was waiting outside of the classroom, until it got to the fourth person....   [tags: essays research papers] 942 words
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Rumors - Neil Simon's farce, Rumors, gives readers an in-depth look at the lives of ten wealthy individuals attending a dinner party. In an attempt to stay within the social crown, the characters start unsubstantiated rumors about their friends in an attempt to make themselves look better. The hosts of the party, Ken Gorman, and his wife Chris must cover up the fact that a friend of theirs, Charley Brock, has been shot in the ear lobe. They do not know how he got shot, but they decide that he must have tried to commit suicide, and thereby proceed to spread rumors about what they have heard in an attempt to avoid a possible attempted suicide scandal....   [tags: essays research papers] 852 words
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Rumors and Dishonesty in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - In this world rumors and dishonesty happen to be everywhere, no matter where you are. Nowaday people start rumors just to hurt and insult people’s feelings that later on lead to dramatic events. In the story “Much Ado about Nothing”, we encounter different scenes that lead to rumors and deception. One scene that we encounter is when Don John, the bastard brother spreads rumors about Hero being disloyal to Claudio and Don Pedro to corrupt Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship. Another scene that we run into is when Ursula and Hero have a talk in the garden about how Benedick has love affection towards Beatrice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 682 words
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Wars And Rumors Of Wars - Wars and Rumors of Wars Is it possible for a person to study and follow terrorism well enough to predict what is to come in the Middle East, or is this person sent by God to prophecy of what is to come. The books, The Las Jihad, The Last Days, and Ezekiel’s Options have been called, by some, prophetic books; this is because of the author’s bizarre writings. The circumstances the author would write over in these “fictional books” would often come very close to being true events....   [tags: Terrorism Wars Literature] 1492 words
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Should Media Outlets Be Allowed To Spread Rumors? - Every day the news airs and people trust that they hear the truth. Sometimes there are disasters on a national level, and folks want to know what the current situation is. Other times there are regular news updates that the general public wants to listen to and be able to trust that they are accurate. The constant want for trustworthy news can create problems for the people who are eager to find out more because there are no stipulations saying what aired has to be unquestionably truthful. The news media should not be allowed to share rumors because it is detrimental to finding out what is truly going on, using lies and gossip to get more ratings and viewers is not ethical, and sometimes a l...   [tags: national crisis, untrue information]
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Rumors in Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son - Rumors When students across the United States study the 1940’s, one main topic is focused on, World War II. Students learn that during the forties, Europe was war torn and America sent its troops overseas to fight in some of the most infamous battles of the twentieth century. But what is left out of history lessons is what was going on American soil when the battles across the ocean were raging on. This decade was a racially charged time in American history, even though this fact is over shadowed by the Nazis of Germany in history books....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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Detrimental Effects of Hysteria, Rumors and Accusations Depicted in Miller's, The Crucible - The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a timeless piece of work that is applicable to many societies. The Crucible was written to criticize the outrageous behavior of Americans in the 1950’s. The McCarthy Era in the 1950’s parallels the witch hunt in Salem. Miller’s work is still relevant for political situations today even though it was specifically written to criticize that time period. Both the McCarthy Era and the Salem Witch Trials display the danger of collective hysteria, the speed of rumors, and the inability of accusers to stop the accusations once they have started....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 842 words
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Using “Shocks and Rumors” to Teach Adaptive Thinking - Article Review - In the article, Using “Shocks and Rumors” to Teach Adaptive Thinking, Holtem et. al talks about how crucial adaptive thinking is in the negotiation process. The authors began speaking about what is involved in adaptive thinking. Adaptive thinking occurs when new ideas are heard, understood and integrated into a person’s regular thoughts patterns and routines and then retrieve new things that are learned. The idea is to not have individuals engage in static thinking, but instead constant assess and review plans and strategies, making adaptations and accommodations along the way....   [tags: Article Review] 753 words
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First Impressions Are Not Always Correct - ... The town was brainwashed by these ideas that they truly knew nothing about. The “Monkey Trial” was about to begin. The lawyers were entering the town and everyone was ready. First it was Brady pulling up. You could hear the crowd cheering “It is good enough for Brady, it is good enough for Brady, and it’s good enough for me!”(Lawrence and Lee 19) Brady had the whole town cheering for him. However, Drummond did not have such a great welcome. Our first impression of Drummond consists of other people’s opinions....   [tags: perceotions, inaccuarate, stunned, rumors]
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Social Media and Daily Rountine - What do you do on your computer. What do you do on the internet. If someone were to watch you as you use your computer in your daily life, what would they see. Some might use it to check news or sport, look up music or funny videos, or use it to research some form of information. Even though not all do every one of these, everyone will probably visit a social media site. People of the younger generations will chiefly have social media in their daily routine. This at one point was suitable. Every now and then you would get up and check it and then continue on your merry way....   [tags: devices, rumors, opportunities, know]
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Doubt in Shakespeare´s Othello - Internal and external struggles influence people to action, be it swift and daring or cunning and low. In Shakespeare's plays, the events around and within a character often combine to cause a character to act in a manner that would be considered out of character or unnatural for the person. Shakespeare uses these characters to provide the audience with a lesson or theme; to give them something they can apply to life and see learn from. In Othello, the character he uses as an example is, in fact, Othello....   [tags: rumors, lies, breakdown, noble] 581 words
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How Is the Relationship between Benedick and Beatrice Presented in Shakespeare’s Play and One or More Performed Versions? - ... On the other hand, Benedick changes dramatically after coming to terms with his own affection, specifically after he finds out that Beatrice loves him. This is shown by him trying to prove that he is not scornful and proud through the love poems that he writes which make us sympathetic towards Benedick as a sweet, hopeless lover instead of the heartless joker that we remember him as. Shakespeare also presents their love through the way Beatrice and Benedick speak and the specific language that he has used to describe their feelings....   [tags: love, relationships, affection, gossip, rumors] 1415 words
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Broken Rumors and Speaking up in the Movie Penelope - Why is it that in every classroom, there is always some teenagers that are shy or prefer to keep to themselves. It’s not bad to not speak up once in a while because everyone has those days where everything just goes wrong. But there is a difference in being quiet for a day or two because they got scolded by a teacher in front of the class than being quiet to the point of them being afraid of speaking up to things that matter to them or even them self. God or whoever made us, have given us a mouth and voice box for a reason to eat, and to use as a tool to help us express how we feel....   [tags: social system, teenager, voice] 726 words
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Urban Myths - Urban Myths It can all start with an e-mail or a couple of phone calls, and it can escalate into a possible international rumor or myth. According to About.com an urban myth is a “term used to describe an apocryphal – and actually false – story that plays on a general assumption or feeling shared by many, usually of fear or distrust, and that usually claims to expose a public danger (1). Urban myths usually push the lines of believability, and when one really tries to piece the story together and figure out the origin, he finds that it definitely does not prove to be true....   [tags: Rumors Myths Lies Essays Papers]
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Rumours, by Fleetwood Mac - In 1977, when Fleetwood Mac released their multi-platinum album Rumours, I was 4 years old and far too young to appreciate music. As I entered my mid-20s, I had acquired a passion for music of the 1970s and fell in love with the Eagles, Rush, Led Zeppelin, but most importantly, Fleetwood Mac. Their music had become a part of me. It had developed into my personal therapeutic outlet and helped to keep me sane during any emotional upheaval that I might have been experiencing. It was then that I realized that the passionate, heartfelt music of Fleetwood Mac captured the very being of my soul and I became entranced....   [tags: History, Success, Tusk]
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The Process and Reasoning: A Psychology of Rumor By Robert H. Knapp. - The Understanding of a Rumor Synopsis. One of the more interesting readings in Behrens and Rosen’s Wrting and Reading Across the Curriculum was “A Psychology of Rumor” By Robert H. Knapp. His major point was the understanding of the process and the reasoning behind rumors. A rumor can be classified as a special case of informal social communications that include myth, legend, and current humor. Rumors have three basic characteristics to them. The first is mode transmission which is usually done through word of mouth....   [tags: Bogie, wedge-driving, aggression ]
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Harper Lee's Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird - The themes of racism and innocence are explicit in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many examples of discrimination in the story where one’s innocence is lost. Arthur Radley is isolated in his own home because of the spread of false rumors. Racism causes Tom Robinson, a black man to lose his life, even though he is innocent. Those who support blacks are judged, like Atticus, Jem and Scout. How does discrimination affect those who are innocent. In the novel, a mockingbird represents innocence; it represents Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Arthur Radley....   [tags: themes of racism and innocence]
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Discrimination Influences the Innocent - The themes of racism and innocence are explicit in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many examples of inequity in the story where one’s virtue is lost. Arthur Radley is isolated in his own home because of the spread of false rumors. Racism causes Tom Robinson, a black man to lose his life, even though he is immaculate. Those who support people of colour are castigated, like Atticus. How does discrimination affect those who are innocent. In the novel, a mockingbird represents innocence; it represents Atticus, Tom Robinson, and Arthur Radley....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Superstition of Pokemon Lavender Town: Myth or Reality? - ... After this, the game would freeze and under rare circumstances the character would see Buried alive say “Finally, fresh meat.” Alongside the image of the character being eaten.” said Josh Wittenkeller. When a player lost to“Buried Alive”he supposedly deleted data, and when you beat his Pokemon the save data corrupted and the game froze until you restarted the Game Boy . Josh Wittenkeller says this legend is known as a “CreepyPasta. ...the cyber equivalent of a scary campfire story or a hoax.” We know this is a hoax because, in the real game you fight a dead “Marowak” ,a type of Pokemon sprite a character that can be interacted with, instead....   [tags: suicide, zombie, rumor]
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - ... Tate, he can tell you his name.’ [Scout], ‘Hey, Boo,’ [Scout] said. ” (Lee, 362). This was the last and final instance of Boo Radley’s kindness that made Scout realize that Boo Radley is not such a bad person after all and all the rumors about him being a bad menacing person were fake. She expresses her understanding at the end of the book, when Atticus was putting Scout off to bed and she rambled on about a book Atticus was reading to her beforehand, “ ‘An‘ they chased him ’n‘ never could catch him ’cause they didn’t know what he looked like, an‘ Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn’t done any of those things… Atticus, he was real nice…’ [Scout] ” (Lee, 376)....   [tags: becoming a good person, story analysis]
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Fitzgerald's Suspenseful Technique of Delaying the Introduction of Gatsby in His Novel, The Great Gatsby - Many novels introduce the ‘main character’ to the reader early in the chapter so that the reader could get a good feel of the character but Fitzgerald’s style in The Great Gatsby is somehow different. As the title suggests the novel revolves around the life of a man named Gatsby which we meet as late as the third chapter of the book which in a mysterious way is very effective than to have met the protagonist in the first chapter. However we get many different information and gain knowledge from second hand sources which are the people surrounding Gatsby and thus, create a ‘Gatsby’ of our own until we meet him....   [tags: Literary Technique, Literary Criticism] 1225 words
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Reading Between the Lines: Animal Farm and Something New - For generations, stories have been written that have a deeper meaning to them. No matter if it is a novel, short story, or a poem there is a deeper message within the story, hence reading between the lines. Some stories are considered to be allegories, an extended metaphor through an entire narrative so that objects, persons, and actions in the text are paralleled with meanings that lie outside the text, such as the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Another example is the short story “Something New” by Jessica Sanchez....   [tags: stories, poems, meaning]
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Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello - Analysis of Jealousy in William Shakespeare's Othello Jealousy is described as someone who is feeling or showing envy of someone because of their achievements and advantages. Jealousy plays a major role in Shakespeare’s play Othello. There are many instances throughout the play that show jealousy between the characters. Throughout the play, jealousy is used for destructive purposes only. I believe that Iago longed to get revenge on Othello for previous issues. This only results in a long line of accusations and disputes between the characters in Othello....   [tags: Analysis, Shakespeare, Othello] 501 words
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Scout's Maturation in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: An Essay about Miss Maudie’s Impact in Scout’s Life - As a child grows, many people influence their development as a person. Some people impact more than others, and a select few really leave their mark. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” several characters play this role. Among them, Miss Maudie Atkinson, a woman who proves herself a strong character, prevails as the one who has the greatest impact on Scout Finch, the protagonist of this novel. As Scout matures and grows up, her views on the world around her change. Through subtle yet effective ways, Miss Maudie teaches Scout many life lessons about being humble, judging, and attitude, all of which ultimately have a great effect on the kind of person Scout develops into and her outlook o...   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee] 1167 words
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Hostile Work Environment: Closed-door Meetings Violate Company Policy - Facts of the case: Anna’s immediate supervisor, Michael, repeatedly required that she have “closed door” meetings with him. Closed-door meetings violate company policy. Other employees were aware of these closed-door meetings and, as a result, rumors began to spread that Anna and Michael were having an office romance. In fact, in these closed-door meetings Michael tried to convince Anna to lend him money, a practice that also violates company policy. Anna repeatedly denied the request and Michael stopped asking....   [tags: employment discrimination, title VII, rights ]
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The Pressure of Social Appearances and Social Standards - In today’s society many people care about your social appearances and social standards you fall in. If you are an outcast in your school, there are three types of people you run into: one that ignores your presence, one that accepts you as a friend or the worse of them all are the ones that torment you in any way possible. The third type people I described above are the ones that may shun and can spread bad rumors around about the type of person you are. But why should all these made up or assumed rumors matter....   [tags: being yourself] 523 words
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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls - Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]
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On the Rain River by Tim O´brien - The best thing anyone can do for themselves as well as others is to take a stand for what they believe in. Human beings have the amazing gift of being able to make actions and change out of mere word and thought. Time and time again this gift is either suppressed or ignored in favor of silence and the promise of normalcy. To not utilize this ability is the greatest of personal injustices. In the short story, “On the Rainy River”, the main character and later to be author of the story, Tim O’Brien, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War....   [tags: vietnam war, thought, emotion] 1298 words
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Witchcraft: Jumping to Conclusion Ruins Lives - “Jumping to conclusions is like playing with wet gun powder: both likely to go off in wrong direction.”-Charlie Chang. The puritans were a group of English Protestants who adhere to strict religious principles and oppose sensual enjoyment. The puritans had a strong belief that the Devil could be walking among them at anytime. Due to this belief, the puritans believed that people could sign there souls away to the devil. By signing their souls away to the devil, a person could become a witch or wizard....   [tags: Comparative, Miller, Hawthorne] 1142 words
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Robert Bells 10 Ordeals of a Takeover - Robert Bells 10 Ordeals of a Takeover Companies often face the possibility of being taken over. During the take over many events within the each of the companies will arise. Some examples would be, employees would fear the loss of their job because the other company might not have any use for your position; rumors will start spreading about the merger or takeover that may have been started by individuals who “leaked” the news; many other events will also arise. In the book Surviving the 10 ordeals of a takeover by Robert Bell, looks at ways that an individual can cope with the takeover of your company or if your company takes over another company....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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How Japan's Banking Industry Responded to Great East Japan Earthquake - ... (3) To grant a grace period for bills that could not be settled because of the disaster before treating them as dishonored bills. (4) To exchange soiled banknotes for clean ones. (5) To assist customers in the reissuance of lost securities certificates. In response to the request, financial institutions have taken various measures to flexibly meet the financial needs of their customers. (Bank of Japan, 2011) Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, various rumors spread in parts of the market regarding the status of financial infrastructure in Japan, potentially unnerving overseas investors in particular....   [tags: stock, financial, yen] 2006 words
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The Persistence of the Legend of a Diety - ... There are quite a few ways that people may be primed to believe in god(s). One of these ways is that they may have been raised by parents who believed the legend and would have taught them to believe as well. By having these beliefs programmed into them, these people could be more likely to accept the legend of god(s) as fact. Human beings also tend to have an insatiable urge to understand and explain things that occur around them and the unanswerable questions of life. Some of the biggest questions are answered by the existence of god(s), such as how life came to be, what the purpose of life is, and what morals are the right ones....   [tags: community, primed, belief] 1101 words
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Greed and Power in The Film Wall Street - SYNOPSIS: 1. The movie starts off with Gordon Gekko being released from prison in 2001 after serving 8 years in prison for securities fraud and insider trading. Now 7 years later he is promoting the book he wrote, “Greed is Good.” The movie also revolves around Jacob Moore who is a proprietary trader and works for Louis Zabel at the company, Keller Zabel Investments and is dating Winnie the daughter of Gordon Gekko. He is mainly focused on a fusion research project run by a doctor. Then what happens is that Keller Zabel’s stock loses more than 30% of its value....   [tags: trading, fraud, south africa] 830 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which is one of the best books, is filled with incredible connections and fantastic foreshadowing. Once you pick up this book, you will need the key of being able to dissect the book in order to unlock its full potential. Through the three-and-a-half year-long journey that is To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee takes Jeremy Atticus Finch and Jean Louise Finch through a never-ending pile of events. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jem and Scout Finch and their childhood in Maycomb, Alabama....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Harper Lee] 2691 words
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - ... Currently in today's society we still view those with birth defects as abnormal and do not consider them as part of society because they are not normal. As with Bernard the alphas view him inferiorly, because of this Bernard despises all those in the World State and critizies their motives and desires. Bernard is not similar to the citizens in the World State because he is lovesick for Lenina who sees nothing in him except social gain, he becomes very jealous of men around Lenina making him fiercely angry because he still has sexual desires but does not advance in them....   [tags: exile, alienated, bernard marx] 706 words
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Media Coverage on Hurricane Katrina - Media Coverage on Hurricane Katrina News of the devastating hurricane Katrina and its economic, political, social, and humanitarian consequences dominated global headlines in an unprecedented manner when this natural catastrophe struck the region of New Orleans in mid August 2005 (Katrinacoverage.com). As a tradition, large-scale disasters like Katrina, inevitably, bring out a combination of the best and the worst news media instincts. As such, during the height of Hurricane Katrina’s rage, many journalists for once located their gag reflex and refused to swallow shallow and misleading excuses and explanations from public officials....   [tags: natural catastrophe, American society, media]
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Macbeth: Tragic and Timeless - The work of William Shakespeare has endured centuries. Indeed, his sonnets and plays have done more than endure: they are widely celebrated as some of the finest examples of English Literature in the world. This success can be attributed to a combination of elements: Shakespeare’s writing is lyrical and rhythmic, his characters lush, his storylines detailed and insightful. Furthermore, the themes utilized by the playwright in each of his works are timeless, resonating as deeply with the listener of the 21st century as with that of the Elizabethan Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Gossip in the Workplace - Gossip accounts for sixty-five percent of speaking time in our everyday conversations (Grosser et al., 2010). Not surprisingly, gossip is a common form of communication that is highly prevalent in our social lives, especially within the workplace. While gossip tends to hold negative connotations, research suggests that gossip may serve as a healthy social activity, creating unity and bringing people together. Gossip may have the power to strengthen group bonds, create stronger group identification, and foster greater interpersonal ties (Mills, 2010)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby - The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness with out it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying.      Gatsby shows his love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 621 words
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An Analysis of the Interactive Violence of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - For the last sixty years, the Palestinians and Israelis have been involved in a nearly non-stop game of tag, except this form of tag involves suicide bombers, Qassam rockets, hell fire missiles and tanks. This paper will examine how public opinion has affected the intricacies of this game of tag and attempt to prove that no matter who leads the Israeli government, the response to Palestinian aggression has always been violence in one degree or another. There are only two major Israeli political parties that have ever been able to garner enough votes in the Knesset to either have enough to have a super majority or to be the main player in a coalition....   [tags: Middle East Violence] 2471 words
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Corrupted Innocence in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - A child’s journey to adulthood will corrupt their innocence. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the two main characters Jem and Scout are forced to grow up and face the realities of their world as their father prepared for one of the most controversial cases in his career. As the trial date gets closer and closer, Jem and Scout witnessed negative and positive things caused by the folks of Maycomb, they were not prepared for. Through all the commotion Jem and Scout learned the importance of benevolence and courage as it influenced their changing perspective on the world....   [tags: courage, benevolence, bravery]
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Bullying Carried too Far: Cyber Bullying and Violent Bullying - “How easy it would be if I could glide through these halls without even making a ripple. Slide through the days, months, years of school and emerge safe and unscarred on the other side,” is what Kerbel says her feelings are about going to school. (Kerbel, 2011, p.120) Many students, like Kerbel, want to become invisible due to bullying because they feel like not being seen or heard will solve their problems. In a recent survey, about 160,000 students in the United States will not go to school because they are scared of the bullying that will happen....   [tags: harassing, school life for some]
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