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Helena Maria Viramontes’ The Moths - Helena Maria Viramontes’ “The Moths” I was initially drawn to Helena Maria Viramontes’ story “The Moths” due to the striking similarities between the narrator’s experience and my own experience with being thrust into the role of caretaker for a dying loved one. By tracking a young girl’s transformation through dealings with subjugation (by her culture), freedom (through her grandmother), death (of her grandmother) and grief, Viramontes successfully paints an endearing tale of change. “The Moths” emphasizes the narrator’s oppression by her household’s religion and by the social structures associated with it, juxtaposed by the freedom for development available within the native curandera cu...   [tags: Moths Viramontes Essays]
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Revelation and Rebirth in Helena Viramonte's The Moths - Revelation and Rebirth in Helena Viramonte's The Moths     The famous phrase "looks may be deceiving" strongly pertains to Helena Viramontes's short story, "The Moths." The story, instead of focusing the creatures in the title, is actually about a young girl who comes of age as she is faced with the deterioration and death of her grandmother. Even though the title, "The Moths," seems to have no relevance at the beginning, these creatures help to portray a sense of spirituality, rebirth, and become, finally, an incarnation of the grandmother....   [tags: Helena Viramontes The Moths Essays]
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Helena Maria Veramontes' The Moths - Helena Maria Veramontes writes her short story “The Moths” from the first person point of view, placing her fourteen year old protagonist female character as a guide through the process of spiritual re-birth. The girl begins the story with a description of the debt she owes her Abuelita—the only adult who has treated her with kindness and respect. She describes her Apa (Father) and Ama (Mother), along with two sisters as if they live in the same household, yet are born from two different worlds....   [tags: short story analysis]
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Desert Dwelling Species: Yucca Plants and Their Moths - ... The male moths have not developed the prehensile tentacles and appear to be useful only for reproductive purposes. The curious thing about this symbiotic relationship is that the moths have an underdeveloped haustellum. While the majority butterflies and moths have a well develop sucking proboscis and gut for ingesting nectar from various plants, Proxidae have neither (Powell, 12). Once fully matured, they do not eat causing a relatively short life as mature moths of 2-4 days. This is not to say that there is no feeding during their entire lifecycle....   [tags: butterflies, pollinators] 818 words
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Different Uses of Mothballs - Many people use mothballs for different reasons. Mothballs are helpful for many different causes, but health risks are also associated with mothballs. Using mothballs can repel moths and make things smell great, but can also cause hemolytic anemia. Mothballs are helpful in many ways, but there is one factor in mothballs, Naphthalene, that can cause health issues. Mothballs have many features that are beneficial to people. One feature of mothballs is keeping a house or building free of pest. Mothballs change from solids to gas at room temperature (Willert, n.d.)....   [tags: health risks, hemolytic anemia, repel moths]
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Chemical Control Agents Used Against the Gypsy Moth - Chemical Control Agents Used Against the Gypsy Moth The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a highly disruptive species that can, and has played a distinctive role in the lives of many organisms. Included in these organisms are various deciduous trees and shrubs, wildlife species that share the same environment, and even humans. The gypsy moth destroys the beauty of woodlands via defoliation, alters ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and disrupts our own lives. It should therefore come as no surprise that the U.S....   [tags: Gypsy Moths Environmental Nature Essays]
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The Future of Tracking Devices - ... While setting up the predation experiment, Majerus analyzed the natural resting sites of moths and recorded whether they were on the branches, twigs or trunk of the tree. He found a substantial number of moths (35%) rested on tree trunks but noted that most of the moths (52%) rested on the lateral branches. Majerus released live moths onto the branches of trees at frequencies that he had determined to be natural from his captures at Madingley. Over his 6 year experiment, Majerus released 4864 Biston betularia during their emerging seasons....   [tags: evolution, industrial evolution, agents] 982 words
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The Rise and Fall of Biston Betularia - The evolutionary changes that the peppered moth have undergone in order to evade predation in highly polluted areas has been arguably one of the most studied elements of Natural Selection within the last 200 years. This rapid cryptic patterning amongst Lepidoptera was originally observed in Manchester, England in 1848 where the first melanic phenotype was discovered. Since this time, the Lepidoptera’s interesting adaptation has been on the forefront of experimental studies. In fact, within his article, “Selection Experiments on Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera,” Dr....   [tags: evolution, moth, natural selection] 1410 words
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I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill - ... The author uses the death of the moth’s to show how Hooper is slowly killing or taking Kingshaw’s life hope or free spirit. The glass cabinets filled with Moths are used to symbolise the death and disintegration of Hooper’s power, this can be shown through a simile “glass showcases of moths and butterflies…it was a like the room of museum…”, In nature butterflies are given to understand with an extreme beauty and freedom, and having them locked up in a glass cabinet are shown as slowly decaying, The author is trying to show us how Hooper is struggling into resisting the laws of nature....   [tags: story analysis] 887 words
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The Validity of the Theory of Evolution - Since the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species, in which the theory of evolution has risen, people have debated the merits of the theories of creationism and evolution. The theory of is reinforced through scientific studies using DNA, genetics and its mutation, the fossil record and the change in earlier species that has been encountered, and the distribution of related species of animals over a broad geographical range. To fully understand exactly what a fossil is, look at how they are made....   [tags: Evolution vs Creationism]
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The Process of Human Evolution Through Natural Selection - The process of human evolution through natural selection is an idea and a reality that is commonly misunderstood by a part of society. The process of natural selection is a continuous ongoing process that affects all living beings no matter what genus, species or even life form, all forms of life that are capable of reproduction are affected. In order for natural selection to take place there has to be a reproduction process that takes place within that species and pass on its genetic material to future generations....   [tags: reproduction, survive, species] 893 words
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The Evolution of Evolution - The views of society towards the creation of humanity have rapidly changed since the discovery of evolution. Nevertheless, there was a time before the world did not know the theory of evolution and the theories demonstrated by Sir Charles Darwin. Before the evolution, there were people who were subjected to religious ideologies of how mankind was created, they believed that the upper class was known to be “divine creatures”. However, the introduction of evolution leads the theory to be the base of biology and changes the minds of people all over the world....   [tags: creation, darwin, humans] 1201 words
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Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment - Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment Human population growth on this planet has followed a long, slow J-curve shape leading up to a nearly exponential growth beginning around the time of the modern Industrial Revolution in the 1800s (Southwick, ch. 15). As the Industrial Revolution continues to spread to less-developed countries, their population growth is now skyrocketing as increased access to food and medical care raises the standards of living around the world, while many cultures have not yet responded with a lowered birth rate....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]
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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection - In our modern society, many people believe in many different ideas. On the one side, some people believe that God created the world. Science however uses different ideas to support the idea that Darwin is famous for called Natural Selection, which is basically evolution. Every society has a different idea of where man came from. It is important to understand where man came from because that is one of the goals of science and anthropology. If we all understand that we all evolved the same, and are still possibly evolving then the different races of humans might better understand each of the other races....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays] 520 words
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Evolutionists and Creationists Will Never Agree -      Since Darwin first proposed the theory of evolution with the publication of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, in 1859, the debate between creationists and evolutionists has been vehement. Both creationists and evolutionists believe the evidence supports their theory and denies the other. Scientific creationists see evolution as a completely unscientific theory supported by insufficient evidence. They believe that much of the evidence used to support evolution actually supports creation....   [tags: Evolution Essays]
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Moth Smoke, by Mohsin Hamid - Though it is common practice to “never judge a book by its cover”, oftentimes the cover will give a glimpse of what is to come. In literal terms, the cover of the book contains the title, perhaps one of the most important pieces of information about any literary work. Frequently the title will give an indication about the main character, or perhaps the leading metaphor. Thus is the case with Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid, a novel about a banker in Lahore, Pakistan who falls in love with his best friend’s wife, and plummets into a difficult lifestyle....   [tags: moth smoke, mohsin hamid]
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Natural Night Vision - Admit it, night vision is an ability that we would all enjoy having. Who would not want to be able to see the world at night without the use of fancy instrumentation, like night-vision goggles. Unfortunately, humans become colorblind at night because their eyes switch from normal daytime vision to a color-insensitive rod system. Unlike humans, a lot of other animals have the ability to see in the dark. This nocturnal ability is a major subject of research because scientists want to know what causes it, what methodology lies behind it, and what limitations there are....   [tags: Biology] 1559 words
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Evolution vs. Creation Science - Adam Clayton Powell Jr. once stated, “There is no future for a people who deny their past” (Applewhite, Evans, III, and Frothingham 474). This statement has rung true for the world for centuries; the majority of individuals cannot fathom the concept of discovering how mankind came to be through scientific nature. By denying this truth, the world will not be able to develop. Evolution is verifiable in comparison to creation science because of the theories, evidence, and the increasing acceptance in today’s society....   [tags: greek philosophers, theories, ignorance]
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The Mojave Yucca - The Mojave yucca, scientifically known as Yucca schidigera, is a tree shrub located in several rocky and dry locations, such as Arizona, California, the Mojave Desert, Nevada, and parts of Mexico. The Mojave yucca is a member of the fleshy-fruited, Sarcocarpa, section of the Agavaceae family. This plant species, also known as the Spanish dagger, has an intricate life cycle filled with numerous stages, from beginning as a seed that becomes germinated, to being pollinated by the yucca moth enabling reproduction, and having the ability to regenerate through sending out yucca rhizomes or sprouts....   [tags: ancient plant species]
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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats - Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis, residing in the Molossidae family, are minute creatures. Also commonly known as Brazilian free-tailed bats, Mexican free-tails inhabit regions from desert communities, such as Yuma and Mexico to the pinion-juniper woodland and pine-oak forests of Oregon and Nevada, they can live in elevations at sea level and above. The largest U.S. populations of free-tailed bats live in the West. They are mostly found in Texas where they form childbearing colonies numbering upwards in the millions....   [tags: tadira brasiliensis, molossidae family]
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Peppered Moth Simulations - Peppered moth simulations Many factors can cause a population’s genetic structure to change. When a population’s genotype and allele frequencies change over time, the population is said to be evolving. The Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Theory is used in population genetics to determine whether these factors act on a population and in turn, whether it is evolving or not. An experiment was conducted using the peppered moth PopGenLab software to test how disassortative mating affects a population of only black and brown moths....   [tags: pop genetics, genetic structure]
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Adapting to Survive - ... Mutations occur in a similar way the adaption does, the offspring of the creature is mutated differently than the host creatures, sometimes it can be for the better. Mostly insects with these genetic mutations create a lot of diversity in its species, some may develop more legs or wings. If that mutated creature mates then there would be more of the creature, creating a new insect. Sometimes there is an interesting mutation with animals which causes them to be completely white, it’s called albino....   [tags: evolutionary theory applied] 856 words
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Faith as a Basis of Knowledge in Religion - According to the bible in Hebrews 11:1 faith is said to be an assurance of things that are hoped for, evidence of things that are unseen, on the other hand, faith is generally defined as a strong assurance based on assumptions but not a certain decision based on evidence. Throughout history faith as basis of knowledge has been regarded as a controversial issue, especially in religion. This is mainly because religion is archaic, there are no traces of evidence but people strongly believe in it and they consider it as the truth....   [tags: Religion]
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The Death of a Moth by Virginia Woolf - ... Because Woolf has a psychological dilemma, there may be numerous people that attend her each and every day for a variety of reasons, such as to check up on her or supply her with something to eat. Flying speedily from corner to corner, Woolf watched as the moth shined through his enormous amount of liveliness. The moth had been nothing but life. As the moth flew around the window pane, it crashed into the window several times, clearly displaying the fact that it could not overcome this obstacle, and was in need of assistance....   [tags: struggles of her psychological issues] 1069 words
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Theories on Evolution of Species - ... Genetic mutation caused black-coloured moths to exist in the population, and dominate over the light-coloured moths with their advantage of camouflage on the sooty-black trees in the urban areas. However, Darwin’s theory of evolution was not the first in the scientific community. Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck was also a naturalist, who proposed a theory about 55 years before Darwin had. Although Lamarck’s theory isn’t as renowned as Darwin’s theory, it is still used to this day....   [tags: Charles Darwin and Lamarck] 1058 words
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Taking a Look at the Tertiary Period - ... This was the first time this mammal had appeared. “Other mammals that had appeared for the first time were pigs, cats, deer, rhinos, and tapirs.” Plants thrived all over the Earth during this time period. Many of the plants that grew in this time period were similar to what we see today. There were dense forests, grassland and open woodlands. “It was so warm and moist that palm trees grew as far north as Greenland.” Flowering plants of the Tertiary period provided color and sent to the prehistoric picture....   [tags: history of planet Earth] 708 words
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The Decomposting Process or Soil Amendment - ... The process of composting only takes place under favourable conditions. Five conditions that promote the process of composting are: 1. Introducing worms and micro-organisms: worms and micro-organisms must be introduced into the waste for the process to kick off. 2. Nutrients: The right nutrients in their right quantities must also be present for this process to take place. Waste to be used for the preparation of compost, should be composed of both ‘brown’ and ‘green’ organic materials. ‘Brown’ organic materials are carbon based materials such as dead leaves, manure and etcetera which are rich in carbon....   [tags: organic matter, worms and micro-organisms] 605 words
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