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Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge - Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge After reading the first few paragraphs, The Other Side of the Hedge, by E. M. Forster, seems to be nothing more than a story about a man walking down a long road. The narrator's decision to go through the hedge transforms the story into an allegory that is full of symbols representing Forster's view of the journey of life. The author develops the allegory through the use of several different symbols including the long road, the hedge and the water....   [tags: Forster Other Side of the Hedge Essays] 767 words
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The Bayou Hedge Fund Collapse - In 1995 The Bayou Hedge Fund Group, referred to as the fund, was founded by Samuel Israel III in Stamford, Connecticut with the intention to produce high returns for investors. Good intentions were not enough when the fund began to experience losses almost immediately and Mr. Israel resorted to fraudulent activities to keep the appearance of success alive. The resulting life of the fund was filled will illegal, fraudulent, and unethical activities that finally brought the fund to bankruptcy and landed Mr....   [tags: Case History, Bankruptcy]
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The Walt Disney Co.’s Yen Financing, Questions and Answers - ... The company should hedge approximately 16 billion Yen that means that the royalties grew at 10% annually. But should try to get a competitive rate for the hedge. It has been stated in the case that there are not many competitive rates for swaps that are shorter than 4 years. 2) Assuming a hedge is desirable, what hedging techniques are available to the treasurer and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each. To my understanding, hedging is a technique that treasures or traders use to reduce the exposure of a company or portfolio to certain risks involved in financial transactions....   [tags: hedge, interest rates wap] 1057 words
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The Other Side of the Door - I was conscious before I opened my eyes. The air I breathed in was fresh and clean. There was no noise to be heard. Eyes still shut, I shifted about. I was lying on a bed, or maybe a mattress. It was a significant improvement from the floor, but it wasn't really the most comfortable of beds, either. The first thing I saw after opening my eyes was a plain, white ceiling. I almost flipped out - I thought that I was back in Carl Cooper's prison cell. But then I noticed the lower, significantly larger window right next to me....   [tags: short story] 2281 words
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The Other Side of the Bridge - In the novel, The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson, the author capitalizes upon society’s expectation of a character to emphasize the struggle to achieving his goals. Ian, one of the central characters in the plot line, is heavily impacted by these expectations, which hold a substantial influence upon his decision’s regarding his future. To teenagers an expectation: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future, is nothing but a restriction upon them. Ian believes he is contained within these expectations; to the point where he does not wish to follow this given path....   [tags: Mary Lawson, expectation, youth, society]
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On the Other Side: Chapter 1 - ... He comforted her as best he could, advising her to talk with her mother since she would have better insight. She pushed her bad feelings away and enjoyed they rest of her party. Once all her guests were gone, her mother gave her a gift: a black velvet covered journal with her name spelled out in rhinestones. “Fill it with all your precious memories from now on,” she told her daughter, taking her hand. “Now tell me what’s going on in that head of yours. I can’t read your mind, but I can still sense when something is wrong.” The girl sighed and explained the bad vibes she had been feeling since having her dream....   [tags: father, mother, blood, death, friend, blade] 2374 words
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Talking to the Other Side - In Todd Jay Leonard’s book, Talking to the Other Side, he explores how mostly Judeo-Christian roots evolving into radical Puritan religions of the 17th and 18th centuries in America played a role in the formation of a religious movement that would and still does, cater to the needs of those who could not find satisfaction in such fundamentalist Christian religions. He subsequently talks about how Spiritualism, which “provided people with a renewed sense of hope philosophically, that there was something beyond this earthly experience…and [that] no matter how sinful a person was in life on earth, salvation and redemption was at hand for those who were willing to work toward it in spirit” (Leo...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jay Leonard] 1628 words
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The Darker Side of Exposition - The Darker Side of Exposition An exploration into the unseen side of world fairs. “Expositions are the timekeepers of progress. They record the world’s advancement. They stimulate energy, enterprise, and intellect of the people and quicken human genius. They go into the home. They broaden and brighten the life of the people. They open mighty storehouses of information for the student. Every exposition, great or small, has helped this onward step.” President William Mckinley 1901 Contents Introduction 3 Human Zoo’s or enhancement of knowledge. 4 Expo’s and Racism 5 Expositions and money. 7 Sustainability of Expositions 9 Conclusion 12 Works Cited 13   Introduction Exposition, as defined by...   [tags: the unseen side of world fairs]
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The Other Side of Silence, by Urvashi Butalia - Urvashi Butalia in her book, The Other Side of Silence, attempts to analyze the partition in Indian society, through an oral history of Indian experiences. The collection of traumatic events from those people who lived through the partition gives insight on how history has enveloped these silences decades later. Furthermore, the movie 1947 Earth reveals the bitterness of partition and its effect of violence on certain characters. The most intriguing character which elucidates the silence of the partition is the child, Lenny....   [tags: Partition of India and its Effects] 1383 words
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Green economics: The other side of the grass - Green economics: The other side of the grass President Barrack Obama in his first speech to the Congress of the United States presented the idea of a green economic solution for some of the troubles facing the United States economy. The potential and the flaws of the idea of green economics have since entered the debate of citizen and politician alike (Goldenberg). Globally, the idea of a green market has begun to attract more attention than ever. The state of the global economic situation is dire....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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The Pros of Investing in Hedge Funds - A healthy and strong economy requires a financial system the moves funds from people who save to people who have productive investment opportunities. A hedge fund is an actively managed fund that seeks an absolute return, that is, a return whether markets go up or down. Hedge funds are an offshore investment fund, which partake in conjecture, using credit or borrowed capital. Hedge funds are not, but often confused of obtaining the same risk pattern as normal investments, in contempt of often measured through the same standard of quantative metrics, hedge funds have qualitative risks that make them unique to evaluate and analyze....   [tags: economic alternatives]
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The Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald - In the book This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, even though the main protagonist’s, Amory Blaine, character development is completely controlled by Fitzgerald's life, Amory goes through many changes through the story and they are born from the people Amory is around and Amory interactions with other characters are in relation to how Fitzgerald interacted and responded with others. Amory’s character seems to fluctuate throughout the novel, the more types of people he meets the more ideas he obtains and begins to view life differently or back to the same way multiple times....   [tags: This Side of Paradise, F.Scott Fitzgerald]
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Investors and Hedge Funds - Are hedge funds suitable for retail investors. There are many different reasons that mankind save and invest for. Generally, pension fund is the best choice for investors who are not keen to take risks. The pension fund is by far the highest number of investment that is low risk for many people. However, the pension fund is low return as well. “At annuity rate 8% of per annum (p.a.), a pension of £20,000 a year requires a pension fund of £250,000” (Redhead, 2008:1). In 1949, the first hedge fund was created by Alfred Jones....   [tags: Business, Investment] 1911 words
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The Other Side of Big Business - The Other Side of Big Business In America in the 1880s, big business began to flourish due to the likes of J.P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie. They established this by being very successful businessman themselves, and doing what they had to do to be successful, such as cut corners, whether it be in the likes of sanitation and working conditions, or pay lower wages because of the resources provided. Naturally, some sacrifices needed to be made in order to achieve this goal. But in the long run, I believe that it was well more then worth it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1350 words
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The Other Side of Racism - The Other Side of Racism When most people think of racism or supremacy, the images that come to their mind are white power organizations that undermine blacks and other minorities. Groups such as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads and the White Nationalist Party may be some that come to mind. However, many people are not aware of other racist organizations and powerful leaders that influence people other than whites. A prime example of this is Louis Farrakahn, perhaps one of world's premier black leaders, who condones racism against whites and people of different religions....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Other Side of Paradise - The Other Side of Paradise Any avid viewer of television has seen the advertisement. The sun reflects over a gleaming ocean, ornately dressed women dance in circles, smiling couples dine at sunset, children laugh and run across the beach, then the announcer says, “come to Barbados, paradise awaits you”. Although I consider myself a grounded and logical person, I confess that each time the announcer alluringly gives the invitation, wistful thoughts run through my head. The idea of leaving behind the chaos of everyday life and retreating to a place of laughter and no worries is truly tempting....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 3298 words
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Relationships in The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson - ... Even though Ian loves fishing as a teenager, it is something both Ian and Pete still do even after Ian has established his career. In the epilogue at the end of the novel Ian and Pete end up fishing again and Pete says, “Nope. But he’s down there, man. He’s down there.”(355). Going back to the memory of trying to catch the fish that almost pulled Pete overboard, showing that Ian is staying in Struan for good. Ending the novel with doing something he loves to do with his best friend and implying that he is escaping from the recent news of Arthur’s upcoming death....   [tags: jeolousy, revalry, power, obession] 1201 words
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The Story Behind the Scars, The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir - The Story Behind the Scars “The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir” is a vivid recollection of Staceyann Chin's traumatic childhood as she discovers her voice and identity growing up in Jamaica beginning in 1972. At the age of four, Staceyann is already experiencing the oppressions related with being a girl. Delano, her older brother by two years, is the only male in the house as both of their fathers are out of the picture. Since they are both raised by their deaf and illiterate grandmother, Delano exercises his masculinity over Staceyann in numerous ways, even at the age of six....   [tags: Stacyann Chin, literary analysis]
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Freedoms on the Other Side of the Window - In Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, a young woman’s constant desire for a better life is symbolized by the simple usage of windows. Emma Bovary is trapped in a marriage she thought would make her happy. Instead, it lead to her being trapped in her house watching other people have freedom and happiness. As she peers through the windows, Emma sees her dreams and freedoms, but the window divides her fantasy life from the reality of her life. The dreams Emma ponders on include: wealth, true love, and happiness....   [tags: Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary] 811 words
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The Other Side of the Enmancipation Proclamation - ... Bryant "Ku Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era.") The KKK’s tactics of political terrorism were effective and set fear in the hearts of many. Black churches and schools were burned, citizens attacked, and people who refused proper submission were beaten and killed. This was a terrible time in American history and truly shows southern whites contempt for emancipation of their slaves, and the extremes circumstances whites would go to express that animosity. Another example of the hostility and hatred of the southern whites was lynching....   [tags: segregation, equality for African Americans]
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On the Other Side of the Fence - According to Merriam-Webster, a holocaust is a destruction involving widespread death, specifically by fire. In 1943, World War II was at its’ peak. At that time, Jewish people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and homosexuals were all herded like cattle into concentration camps by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army. Hitler’s goal was to form what he believed to be a “superior” race known as Aryan. Hitler believed that the Aryan race (blond hair and blue eyes) was “superior” to these groups of people....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Other Side of the Door - "Thanks, but for the last time," I said, trying not to sound ungrateful. "I honestly do not need to see a therapist." "But, Anisa..." my mum sighed, worry still dancing around in her eyes. "You try to hide it, but just seem so upset all the - recently. Of course, we understand, regarding the circumstances. But that just makes it even more reasonable for you to consult a professional." "We're just concerned about you," dad added on. I gave them a genuine smile, and told them once again that I was fine....   [tags: personal narrative] 842 words
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Social Interactions in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Hancock’s The Blind Side and Shaun Tan’s The Lost thing - Social interactions are an essential part of all relationships; they are the determining factor of one’s perceptions of the world around them as well as their own identity. This idea is presented in uniquely an array of texts including, William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and The Blind Side produced by John Lee Hancock. Society and its expectations can make a significant impact on one’s ability to fit in to an environment. Some individuals’ however challenge society and break down social barriers in order to improve or limit an individual’s aptitude to assimilate....   [tags: The Blind Side] 1137 words
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The Effects And Side Effects Of Today's Legal Prohormones - “At his age, you have to ask, Did he accomplish all of this by rejuvenating his strength from day to day with those substances?” baseball great Hank Aaron asked regarding anabolic substance abuser Barry Bonds. Prohormones are a relatively new supplement said to be the “legal” form of steroids. (Aaron) Though some people see huge gains while on using prohormones, they don’t know the true damage prohormones really cause. Athletes and bodybuilders taking prohormones experience terrible side effects, muscular gains that are less than expected, depleted testosterone levels and destroyed endocrine systems....   [tags: steroids, side effects, body, supplement]
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The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise - The Search for Identity in This Side of Paradise   In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel This Side of Paradise, Amory Blaine searches for his identity by "mirroring" people he admires.  However, these "mirrors" actually block him from finding his true self.  He falls in love with women whose personalities intrigue him; he mimics the actions of men he looks up to.  Eleanor Savage and Burne Holiday serve as prime examples of this.  Until Amory loses his pivotal "mirror," Monsignor Darcy, he searches for his soul in all the wrong places.  When Monsignor Darcy dies, Amory has the spiritual epiphany he needs to reach his "paradise" - the knowledge of who Amory Blaine truly is.              Amory...   [tags: This Side of Paradise Essays]
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A Summary of West Side Story - West Side Story      The drama/musical, which parodies the story of Romeo & Juliet, takes place in a city of New York, probably in the early 50’s late 40’s. It is a tale of two rival gangs, which despises the other in a vicious circle of hate. Riff leader of the Jets; a group mainly of Polish origin and the Sharks of Spanish origin with their leader Bernardo. It seems as though the two rivals have been at their quarrels since before the story took place. Through mysterious fate the neutral one’s from either side meet....   [tags: West Side Story] 378 words
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An Analysis of On the Other Hand - An Analysis of "On the Other Hand" "On the Other Hand", what is on the other hand. Rachel Hadas tells about the living, the dead and shows the reader the other side of usual thoughts about the dead and living. She lists the faults of the living and the virtues of the dead, in order to explain her first statement, "it is no wonder why we love the dead". Yet, then turns everything around again in the last statement of this free verse poem. Rachel Hadas poem, "On the Other Hand" clearly depicts the many differences of the "brittle, easily wounded" living and the "patient, peaceful" dead....   [tags: On the Other Hand Essays] 641 words
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Prejudices in "The West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents - The book West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love. The “difference’s” between these characters is centered on the prejudice’s they had against each other. Prejudice is a harsh opinion or feeling formed previously without any knowledge or reason. The Jets and the Sharks used many prejudices against other races, sex, and age....   [tags: West Side Story, Arthur Laurents, Shakespeare, Rom] 806 words
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Self: Plunging into the Other Side of the Mirror - Self: Plunging into the Other Side of the Mirror Only in a mirror do we find ourselves. We cannot do it when we are apart, distanced, from who and what we are: we need to see our shapes, our selves, in the way we cannot see ourselves subjectively. But still, the glass plays with us, contorting and distorting, even if it is nothing more than a straightforward, honest reflection. It is our minds which are the true lenses. Why do we feel this compunction throughout the ages to look at our own reflections....   [tags: Self Consciousness Awareness Papers] 1874 words
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Changing Lives From The Other Side - Changing Lives from the Other Side “To teach is to touch lives forever” is a popular phrase that teachers like to be reminded of. I know this because they almost all have it framed on their desk, up on their walls on posters, or have a t-shirt with the theme on it. Another is “To teach a child is to change the world.” I haven’t been a teacher, but I work with children and with children’s health at The Little Gym, and I volunteer at the homeless center’s children’s activity room. I can’t say that I’ve touched or changed their lives, but I know that they’ve changed my view on love more than anything else has....   [tags: essays research papers] 629 words
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Past and Present Life - In The Other Side of Eden, Hugh Brody details the lives of an Inuit village in the Arctic. This group has several things that distinguish them from others. One of the interesting things about this group is that children can be named for their late grandparents. The example in the selections shows a baby girl who was named for her late grandmother. Since she was named for her grandmother, the child is considered to have her spirit, and thus she is treated both as a child, and with the respect given to an elder....   [tags: The Other Side of Eden, Hugh Brody] 1046 words
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Modern Hedge Funds No Longer Successfully Reduce Risk - Examine the view that modern hedge funds are no longer capable of successfully reducing risk, and that they now struggle to provide absolute returns to investors An economy requires a financial system that moves funds from people who save to people who have productive investment opportunities. A hedge fund is an actively managed fund that seeks an absolute return, that is, a return whether markets go up or down (Valdez & Molyneux 2013). Hedge funds are often confused of obtaining the same risk pattern as normal investments, hedge funds have a unique scale of risks that make them different to evaluate and analyze....   [tags: financial analysis]
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Growing Up During the Holocaust: A Look at the Other Side of World War II - ... When he turned eighteen years of age, he became a member of the Nazi Party and was required to serve as a public servant or in the military until the minimum age of twenty-one. In Hitler Youth, the boys were taught principlse of the Nazi Party, including Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They were also taught the qualities of dedication, comradeship, and obedience. Girls took part in the League of German Girls, which promoted more lady-like Nazi qualities, such as homemaking and motherhood....   [tags: growing up in WWII as a civilian onlooker]
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Essay on Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side - Analysis of Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side First published after the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, Walt Whitman’s poem “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” portrays more than just the tangible picture of a transcendentalist’s vision. The mood of the poem reflects the author’s observations and visions of the Civil War while stationed in Washington and Virginia as well as his beliefs about the war by use of imagery and symbolism. The use of imagery in “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” is one of the compelling factors that draws the reader into the poem so that he/she no longer reads what Whitman is writing, but rather sees what he is describing and understands Whitman’s place in th...   [tags: Whitman Bivouac on a Mountain Side] 1172 words
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Hedge Fund Policy - Hedge Fund Policy What makes a hedge fund such a unique investment. And why is it so controversial. Many feel the risks of a hedge fund strongly outweigh its benefits. And with some funds, it does. But when a hedge fund strives, it has impeccable potential. It is arguable that the regulation on hedge funds, or lack there of, is what allows for so many to falter. However, despite various suggestions for policy changes, a few lemons still remain. Would changes in policy and regulation of a Hedge Fund allow it to be a more attractive investment opportunity....   [tags: Economics Wealth Papers]
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Jean-Paul Sartre: On the Other Side of Despair - Jean-Paul Sartre: On the Other Side of Despair   In an age of modern pessimism and inauthentic, insignificant existence, Jean-Paul Sartre clearly stands out amongst the masses as a leading intellectual, a bastion of hope in the twentieth century. Confronting anguish and despair, absurdity and freedom, nihilism and transcendence, "Sartre totalized the twentieth century... in the sense that he was responsive with theories to each of the great events he lived through" as Arthur C. Danto commented (Marowski and Matuz 371)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Funds: Hedge and Mutual- Who and What They Are - Funds: Hedge and Mutual- Who and What They Are Ever since their creation in 1949 by A. W. Jones, hedge funds have been widely regarded as a unique and luring alternative to investing ones money. Some have seen them as a replacement to the well-known mutual fund- while others believe that they are an entirely new domain. Besides defining both the hedge fund and mutual fund, this paper aims to expose the answer to a deeper question: Are hedge funds REALLY different than a mutual fund, and if so, how and why....   [tags: Finance Financing Money Essays]
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The Other Side: The Importance of Sex Education in High School - High school years are generally the years people talk about when reminiscing. Many things happen in high school that are a milestone in a teenager’s life. Their first varsity basketball game, getting a class ring, and even maybe their first love. Along with their first love comes the topic, pressure, and even attraction, to sexual behavior. It is an inevitable feeling that all teenagers will feel at one point in time. With media today forcing sex in almost everything, adolescent sex is becoming a bigger problem....   [tags: prevention of STD's and teen pregnancy]
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Reception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Work, This Side of Paradise - Reception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bestseller, This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the first draft of his first novel in army training camps between the years 1917 and 1918. The working title was The Romantic Egoist. By February of 1918, Fitzgerald had submitted his first full draft of the novel to Charles Scribner’s Sons only to have it be rejected. In October of 1918, Fitzgerald submitted a revised version to Scribner’s and again it was rejected. Finally, in 1918 the third version of The Romantic Egoist re-titled This Side of Paradise was accepted and published by Charles Scribner’s Sons....   [tags: Fitzgerald This Side of Paradise Essays]
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Doubles in Fight Club and Cofer's The Other - Doubles in Fight Club and Cofer's The Other        In the current age of technology and capitalism, many people get caught up in trying to define their individuality with mass produced goods.  In David Fincher's movie Fight Club, the narrator, who is commonly referred to as Jack, invents an alter ego to serve as a source of substance in the hallow world of corporate America. This alter ego, named Tyler Durden, is portrayed as a completely psychologically and physically separate being throughout the movie.  The inherent polarity in personality between these two personas proves to be a crucial point of interaction between the two characters, and is the basis for most of the action...   [tags: Fight Other]
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Financial Institutions: The Use of Derivative Securities to Hedge Asset-Liability - Using derivatives to hedge risk or to engage in speculation can be an effective tool for financial institutions. Financial institutions of all types and sizes can utilize derivative securities “to hedge their asset-liability exposures and thus reduce the value of their net worth at risk due to adverse events” (Saunders & Cornett, 2011, p. 696). In general, derivatives involve an arrangement that sets forth an exchange of an asset or cash flow at a set time and price in the future (Saunders & Cornett, 2011)....   [tags: swaps, risks, banks]
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George This book is told from the diary of the main character, Sam Gribley. Sam is a boy full of determination. He didn’t give up and go home like everyone thought he would. He is strong of mind. After the first night in the freezing rain, with no fire and no food, he still went on. He is a born survivor. He lasted the winter, through storms, hunger, and loneliness, and came out on top even when everyone expected him to fail. “The land is no place for a Gribley” p....   [tags: My Side Mountain Jean George Essays] 2444 words
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The Disuniting of America and The Other America - The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that had no real control on how the environment would take to it. Both The Disuniting of America and The Other America show history repeating itself or foretelling the future. So we mustn’t have boundaries as to how far back it dictates. We must critique the past from the Mesozoic era. Nature is the final word to the progress made in time....   [tags: The Disuniting of America, The Other America] 1183 words
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Exploring John Steinbeck's Short Story, The Chrysanthemums: Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side? - John Steinbeck used his short story, The Chrysanthemums, as a visual illustration to answer the adage, “Is the grass “really” greener on the other side?“ During The Great Depression, the American dream had become a nightmare. What was once the land of opportunity was now the land of desperation. What was once the land of hope and optimism had become the land of despair. The American people were questioning all the maxims on which they had based their lives - democracy, capitalism, individualism....   [tags: The Chrysanthemums] 946 words
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The Other Side of the fence in Women Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie - We have all been alienated, stereotyped, and felt the general loss of control at one point in our lives, weather you are black, native American, Hispanic, or white. Race, skin color or nationality does not matter. This is the reoccurring theme in both of the text, “Women Hollering Creek” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. Women Hollering Creek is a story by Sandra Cisneros a noted Mexican novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1954). It is a story of a young Mexican girl Cleofilas, who with visions of grandeur leaves her family to marry a man she barely knows and begin a new life across the border in the United States....   [tags: literary contrast and analysis]
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The Other Boat - The Other Boat Who am I. Why do I do what I do. When can I break the rules of society without being guilty. In the unique agony of seeking understanding, acceptance, and love, these several questions echo poignantly throughout human history. For all people these introspective problems—while difficult—desperately need answers, as answers to these questions dictate the choice to stay within the bounds of accepted ethics or to step out. The importance and difficulty of finding good answers to these questions intensifies for atheists and agnostics, since they must formulate answers with the full responsibility for their conclusions resting on their own shoulders....   [tags: Other Boat Edward Morgan Forster]
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Sublime Elements in Of Love and Other Demons - Sublime Elements in Of Love and Other Demons       The book Of Love and Other Demons (1994), written by the Columbian Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has more characteristics of sublime literature than of magical realist literature. Magical Realism and the sublime are so closely related that distinguishing between the two is hard. They are more closely related than magical realism and the fantastic.   Of Love and Other Demons has elements of magical realism. Of all the magical elements, the most important and the most obvious is the dream that is shared by both Sierva and Delaura before they meet....   [tags: Of Love and Other Demons Essays]
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The Blind Side - John Lee Hancock’s film, The Blind Side, is an absolutely must see. The Blind Side, is a semi biographical movie that is based on the life of a football player named Michael Oher. The film was produced in 2009 by the Warner Bros. Production Company. The movie exemplifies the works of talented actors and actresses, some of whom are familiar and others that are new to the acting world. The names of the Main characters are as follows: Sandra Bullock, who plays the role of Mrs.Tuohy, Tim McGraw, who portrays Mr.Tuohy, and new comer Quinton Aaron, who plays the lead as Michael Oher....   [tags: football, warner bros, michael oher, movie]
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Hope for the Other - Every opinion or analysis must have a perspective from which it is formed. These analyses construct a narrative involving a “favored” side and an “other” side, based on the place from which the analyst writes. Neutrality is difficult when writing about a topic one cares deeply about. For example, it is not disputed that five members of the British army entered the Egyptian village of Denshawi in 1906. It is when this fact is put into some sort of context that perspective and bias enter into an author’s account....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2419 words
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This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writings largely focus on the American aristocracy during the 1920s. The ‘20s became alternatively known as “the Jazz Age,” a term coined by Fitzgerald with connotations encompassing the prosperity, frivolity, and decadence of the upper class. The atmosphere and mindset of lavish excess are preserved in the plots and characters of Fitzgerald’s writings. Although Fitzgerald’s protagonists are wealthy, there is a noticeable distinction between those who come from “old money” and those who are considered “new money”....   [tags: Characters of Amory Blaine and Jay Gatsby]
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The New Side of the News Media - “Everything is known not according to itself, but according to the capacity of the knower”- Boethius. News reporters know everything about an issue and have many ways to present their information to the public. People do not realize their opinions are influenced through the media’s reportings, since no one has warned them. These reporters are often called “the fourth branch of government”(Gabbs) because of their actions. The media is responsible for conveying opinions through their reports, which does not allow the individual to analyze a situation to form their own opinions; therefore they are detrimental to the American society....   [tags: opinions, cnn, fox news, malaysian airline]
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The Namesake and West Side Story - Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s West Side Story (USA, 1961), a classic American film, and Mira Nair’s The Namesake (USA, 2006), a more contemporary film, both tell the story of young adults seeking out the American Dream. In both West Side Story and The Namesake, we see young people taking chances at love, while living out their lives and the American Dream. We experience the challenges that come with interracial relationships and the cultural influences that sadly put an end to the relationships....   [tags: American Dream, immigration, culture]
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Benefits and Side Effects of Selenium - What is Selenium. Selenium is an essential trace element the body needs for good health and proper functioning. It is found in soil and water and is bioconcentrated by plants from the soil. Plants and animals that live in places where the soil is rich in selenium have high amounts of this mineral. Selenium exists in inorganic and organic forms. Inorganic selenium occurs in the soil as selenite and selenate while organic selenium occurs as selenoproteins such as selenocysteine and selenomethionine....   [tags: essential trace element, good health]
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The Blind Side, a Hollywood Film - Have you ever wondered why so many films portray the story of a poor, abused, homeless, colored person that is eventually rescued by a smart, rich, white person. Every few years, there is a new film made that captures this same story, but the way the viewer is affected by the representation of race changes quite often. This idea gets old to many viewers who may agree with the idea of race being addressed in film, but not in the same way all the time. When a rich, white, republican family in the South takes in a homeless black boy to live with them, they struggle with the disapproval of society and their own insecurity....   [tags: poor, homeless, rich, white man]
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The Dark Side of America: Abortion - ... We continually grow and develop throughout our entire life; a child may not react to situations and certainly will not look the same as they age. As a child continues to grow and develop they began to become more intelligent, muscular, etc. due to the fact that they are living and developing with each and every day. The same thing can be said for a fetus in a womb, although it may not act like baby right before or after birth, it is still a living thing that needs to learn to grow and develop....   [tags: Roe v. Wade, termination of pregnancy] 1092 words
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Benefits and Side Effects of Choline - ... The following are the benefits of choline: As part of the structural components of all cell membranes, it is essential for cellular structure, tissue growth and tissue repair. It facilitates transport of nutrients into the cell and the passage of waste products out of the cell. It plays an important role in various brain functions, as a component of a brain chemical called acetylcholine. It particpates in cell-signaling between nerves and muscles. It helps regulate gallbladder function. It helps regulate liver function and prevents liver damage....   [tags: essential nutrient, group B vitamins]
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The Dark Side of the Olympics - The Olympics are an inspiration to many people. Olympics give young people an opportunity to dream that it could one day be them standing on the podium. They have the power to unite people from around the world to celebrate with pride the achievements of amateur athletes. This all sounds great but there is a dark side to the Olympics that needs to be considered. What used to be a celebration of amateur sport has turned into a commercial enterprise that caters to the interests of the wealthy and big business over the average citizen....   [tags: Olympics, ] 898 words
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The Dark Side of Social Media - Imagine trying to function properly on four hours or less of sleep each night. Imagine a straight “A” student who just received their first “F” on a report card. Imagine sitting in sixth period anxiously watching the clock tick, waiting to bolt out of class to go home and curl up in front a seventeen inch PC screen to log on. Imagine personal insecurities escalating to the point where ending life seems like a conceivable option of escape from the cruel reality of the world. These are only a few hazardous effects that some encounter using social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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Which side are you on? - The journal article "Which side are you on. Bias, credibility and mediation" written by Andrew Kydd (2003) queried the significance of mediator’s impartiality. In the field of international relations, merely the study by Kydd (2003) has directly attributed mediator effectiveness to the provision of private information. The study is based on a game theo-retical model of mediation and draws on the theory of ‘cheap talk’ , which has its origin in economic science. There are two key findings of the study....   [tags: Analysis, Andrew Kydd] 871 words
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Realities of West Side Story - Realities of West Side Story Filmed in 1961, West Side Story is a modern-day telling of Romeo and Juliet. Two youths struggle with their forbidden love as two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, duel. At the end of the film, Maria says, “You all killed him […] with hate!” This is a universally acknowledged theme that hate can kill. West Side Story is said to be a “morality play about “our” everyday problems: racism, poverty, and the destructiveness of violence” . Shortly after 1949 had been rung in, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins were already hard at work....   [tags: american music, modern-day telling]
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The Beneficial Side of Marijuana - Marijuana in general has always been frowned upon in the United States for quite some time now. However, most Americans do not know about the great beneficial side of the plant that may aid citizens that contain a health problem or psychological disease. Hemp (cannabis in Latin) is a plant first began cultivating man. Towards 3700 B.C. cultivation had expanded from their area of ​​birth in China, to India, and the Middle East , the Nile Valley and Eastern Europe, and elsewhere, in America and in Sub-Saharan Africa where it is a native species ....   [tags: medical marijuana, patients, rehab]
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Side Effect of Genetic Screening - Genetic screening is the procedure of analyzing DNA specimen to detect the presence of a gene or genes related with an inherited disorder (Genetic screening 2011). In order to determine a person’s opportunity of developing a genetic disorder, the results of a genetic test can exclude a doubted genetic condition (What is genetic testing. 2011). It helps the infertility to have their next generation in future. Besides that, genetic screening has been carried out for partially common reasons as non-genetic screening for the health care of the ill and protection of diseases....   [tags: Biology, DNA] 1396 words
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Stress and Its Side Effects - Stress is more than just worrying about something little. Stress can cause major health problems and even in extreme cases death. Stress is the body’s way of responding to an event in your life. When the body is feeling stressed out it releases chemicals into the blood. These chemicals provide energy to fight or escape a physical event. However, when stressing over things the body can not fight or escape which means the chemicals now have no place to go. This causes your heart to work harder and blood pressure to rise....   [tags: health, chemicals, blood pressure, illness]
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The Dark Side of Sports - For many years professional athletes, as well as those striving to become professional athletes have turned to supplements. According to an Article in the Journal of Romanian Sports Medicine Society, the use of natural herbs has been traced back to the Ancient Olympic games of Greece, where competitors consumed infused herbs and mushrooms in an effort to enhance their performance (Mazzeo, Filomena; Ascione, Antonio 2013). The promise of enhanced performance, greater power, and super natural strength has driven many to the dark side of the ergogenic world....   [tags: steroids, growth hormones, ergogenic acids]
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The Positive Side of Divorce - When you hear the word divorce, what do you think of. Separation. Legal documents. Lawyers. A consistent battle between two people who thought they were each other’s soul mates. In the past divorce was never an option. If there was a disagreement between two spouses, they took time to fix the problem instead of saying “You’ve changed. You’re not the person I married” as their “get out of jail free card”. For some people who come from an abusive relationship, divorce is acceptable. According to United States Divorce Statistics forty-one percent of first marriages end in divorce, sixty percent of second marriages end in divorce and seventy three percent of third marriages end in divorce....   [tags: relationships, separation]
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