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The Pit and the Pendulum - The Pit and the Pendulum "The place where you die is where you become young again." The accused in "The Pit and the Pendulum" is obviously being persecuted. For what religion or practice we do not know. For what crime it is not said. The prisoner does not even question his guilt or innocence. The accused in this story, to whom Poe does not give a name, is subjected to three life threatening situations. Poe, along with other English Romantics believed that being born was actually coming to the end of another existence....   [tags: Pit and the Pendulum Essays] 698 words
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The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe - In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” written 1843, and “using the anguish of imminent death as the means of causing the nerves to quiver” (Edgar Allan Poe, 2015), he takes the reader into the mind of a man who is tortured by various means by some unknown person or persons for reasons that are not given. The themes of death and time are portrayed strongly in this story and produce a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. “The first- person narration, in which the ‘I’ remains unnamed, causes the reader to identify with the protagonist” (Myers 1922)....   [tags: Pit and the Pendulum Essays]
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Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum - Edgar Allan Poe's Use of Descriptive Language in The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe has been known for writing stories of mystery and horror. He has composed poems dealing with the occult. He favors those themes and ideas that people shy away from, death, pain, suffering, torture, terror, and fear. His gothic stories burn fright into the hearts of the reader or leave them with a sense of remorse for Poe's poor and unfortunate characters. Not many people have ever thought about how Poe goes about conveying these feelings to his readers and why it is so effective....   [tags: The Pit and the Pendulum] 1623 words
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Summary Of The Pit And The Pendulum by Edgar Alan Poe - The unnamed narrator laments that he is "sick unto death" after agents of the Spanish Inquisition in Toledo used torture while questioning him. When they unbind him, they allow him to sit while robed judges sentence him to death. Thereafter he cannot make out what they are saying; he can hear only a low hum while their lips move with "immoveable resolution." In the apartment where he sits, the slight movement of the black draperies unnerves him, but seven burning candles hearten him, like rescuing angels, until nausea overcomes him as he realizes the hopelessness of his predicament....   [tags: Poe Pit Pendulum Summary] 1286 words
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The Pit And The Pendulum - The Pit and the Pendulum could lead to many thoughts. However, I will cover three particular ones that caught my interest. I will elaborate of my thoughts of the main character’s view of the dark, judging characters as well as his descending into the “Hades” like place, the symbolism of the pendulum and the pit, and the character’s final, fatal fall into the pit. In the introduction to the story, the main character describes how he was sick and how he was unbound and then judged by the grim reaper-like characters....   [tags: Character Analysis] 669 words
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The Pit And The Pendulum - In Poe’s short story, The Pit and The Pendulum, the main character, our narrator, has been captured and is certain that he will die. The story unfolds as he awakens after having lost consciousness. In order to understand him and comprehend the type of man he is, we must make inferences from his thoughts and actions. The Spanish Inquisition has captured the narrator. How he was captured or why he did not say, but the fact that he was arrested tells you something about who he is. When the Spanish Inquisition was in power, everyone knew the consequences of going against them....   [tags: Literature Review] 514 words
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The Pit an the Pendulum - The Pit an the Pendulum By: Edger Allen Poe The Pit an the Pendulum by Edger Allen Poe is what this essay came from. The story starts with the heretic getting sentenced the death penalty. He is thrown in a big pitch black pit, with a swinging pendulum hanging from the roof, to eventually be killed in some way. I believe that this character is a dynamic character because he goes through a lot and changes a lot. One thing that was interesting was, that the heretic might have been post humus. He says “I was sick, sick unto death,” he referred to his sickness as past tense by saying “was.” Unto death means that he is dead....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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The Pit and the Pendulum - The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum is a story about a man confined to a prison cell and tortured mercilessly in Toledo Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Edgar Allen Poe's story is powerful because the prisoner tells the story of his torture. Given this you know he is going to survive which helps make the mystery so much more complex. The plot is very believable and consistent. Poe shows great detail in the setting of the dungeon. The plot is hard to fathom, in that it is difficult to believe that a man could survive so much adversity without going crazy....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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The Pit and the Pendulum essay - The Dungeon of Madness In this story, Edgar Allan Poe (such as in many of his works) uses the setting to create a dark image inside our minds. He makes this specially through darkness, therefore the character makes a connection with death. “The physical setting oppresses him in the visions of his graveyard” (1). “The setting plays an important role in how the narrator discovers the many ways he may die” (2). It is a dungeon full of torturing traps, and the character, as any normal human, feels terror inside his prison and fears his death in any of the cruel ways arranged for him....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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A Fear of Death: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum - Death is unavoidable no matter the circumstances. However, how one dies, that is a subject of the unknown. In the end, if one had the choice of how to die, the decisions could fluctuate between countless possibilities. It is a natural human instinct to fear death because of the unknown and Edgar Allan Poe does not deny this claim. In Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator of the story is tormented in a prison during the Spanish Inquisition; this fear of death is created from natural human instincts....   [tags: Psychological Process, Dream State]
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Fear in The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe - What is fear. Is it being in a prison so dark a person can not see in front of them. In this complete darkness the narrator finds himself eating and drinking, then passing out on a cold floor. When he wakes he is somewhere else in the dark cell. Or is it a cell. Could it be a tomb. Just when he thinks the cell is so big he finds himself almost falling into a pit. He eats and sleeps again. Where or how will he wake. Does he wake from his drugged food. In this story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” by Edgar Allan Poe, he tells the terrifying struggle of a man dealing with fear, torture, and confinement....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
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The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the pendulum demonstrate an arabesque look at the human mind. Part of the terror of "The Pit and the Pendulum" stems from the apocalyptic imagery with which Poe establishes his narrative framework. The narrator of the tale seems not to parallel the characters of Poe's other tales, in that he is very sane and his torture comes from without rather than from within. Poe has used apocalyptic imagery in many of his works (Spealght 235)....   [tags: Papers] 1291 words
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Torture and Torment in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe - Torture and Torment in The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe In the Story The Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator explains that he has been sentenced to death by the Inquisition (the institutionalized persecution of all Protestants and heretical Catholics by the Catholic government in 15th- and 16th-century Spain). The reader however must not get Poe confused with the narrator because the narrator is the one telling the story while Poe is the author of the story. The narrator starts his story by saying he is sick unto death (180)....   [tags: Papers] 1212 words
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A Grand Gothic Torture Chamber in Edgar Allan Poe's Short Story, The Pit and the Pendulum - ... While his body would die, his soul, the source of his life, would be trapped forever. If falling into the pit leads to this fate, the narrator would greatly fear it. Later in the story the pit begins to evolve from a symbol of the unknown to a symbolic representation of Hell: “Demon eyes, of a wild and ghastly vivacity, glared upon me in a thousand directions, where none had been visible before, and gleamed with the lurid lustre of a fire that I could not force my imagination to regard as unreal” (18)....   [tags: religion, Christianity, trapped]
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Comparing The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe - Comparing The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe In this essay I will be focusing on the comparisons between the two horrific tales, 'The Signalman' written by Charles Dickens and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' written by Edgar Allan Poe, and by looking at these tales, will give me an idea of how suspense is built up. In the opening paragraph of 'The Signalman', suspense is built up immediately as the sense of sound adds confusion and many rhetorical questions are asked such as, who is calling....   [tags: Papers] 2170 words
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Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth - There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be. It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon. Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing....   [tags: dogs, breeds, pit bull reputation]
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The American Pit Bull Terrier Community - American Pit Bull Terrier, with a firm muscular body prepared to attack at any moment; jaws of steel that have a death grip, and a bark just as intimidating as their appearance would make anyone terrified of this breed. With the media so fixated on the Pit Bull breed, these dogs have been given a reputation of being aggressive and vicious. They are never reported on the respectable acts they do. The consequence of the media’s excessive enthusiasm, and numerous reported dog bites, have some states sense they are a danger to the community and have banned the breed....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Dogs, Breed]
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Banning Of Pit Bulldogs - One of the most popular dogs owned by dog owners is the pit bulldog. They are said to have a friendly temperament and is remarked for being attached to their owners. Pit bull dogs are good pets, but they can cause severe problems if they are not trained correctly. Even with their friendly attitude towards human, they are aggressive and defensive towards their territory. This tends to threaten the society when considering how to control the pit bulls of mauling incidents. Pit bulldogs and other attack dogs should be banned to keep people safe from dog mauls in populated areas....   [tags: Dogs Pit Bulls] 1589 words
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The Nature of Place in ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Edward Thomas and ‘The Woodpile’ by Robert Frost - ‘The Chalk Pit’ by Edward Thomas and ‘The Woodpile’ by Robert Frost are both about being transported to a specific place and these places have an effect on the speaker(s). The setting of ‘The Chalk Pit’ is most likely at the foot of Wheatham Hill in Hampshire and nearby is an abandoned chalk mine. ‘The Woodpile’ is set in a frozen swamp/wood in wintertime. Both of the poems have similar settings and this verifies the fact that Frost and Thomas were both very similar people, both in poetry and in real life....   [tags: Chalk Pit, place, Edward Thomas, Woodpile, Robert ] 2121 words
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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa - If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]
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Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit - Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit        With " beautifully executed images", Janette Turner Hospital creates four vivid female character in her two novels.  The four characters are Juliet and Yashoda in The Ivory Swing and Elizabeth and Emily in The Tiger in theTiger Pit .  Each of the above is invested by Turner Hospital with a deep consciousness.           In the view of Janette Turner Hospital, women are immensely uncertain.  They are never sure of what they want....   [tags: The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit]
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The Foucault Pendulum: Jean Foucault - A student with a compulsive longing for the explanations of why and how things work is a science professor’s dream student. Thus, it would make sense for the first few steps within the science building to intensify that essential characteristic of its students by its very construction. The foyer of the science building evokes this sense of scientific wonder and rational thought through its methodical design, which is embodied at its center by a Foucault pendulum. The Foucault pendulum is named after the French physicist Jean Foucault, who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth....   [tags: earth rotation, physics] 1169 words
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The Misrepresentation of Pit Bulls in the Media - The misrepresentation of Pit Bull breeds in the media has been reflected in American culture. As these dogs were incorporated into World War I propaganda, they were perceived as symbols of courage and strength, the archetype of American dog breeds5. When, in the 1920s and 1930s, American Staffordshire Terrier “Pete the Pup” starred in the comedy Our Gang, later known as The Little Rascals, Pit Bulls were considered “nanny dogs” and family-friendly pets7. When the media focused heavily on illegal dog fighting rings and gang culture in the 1970s and 1980s, Pit Bulls were called demonic and unpredictable....   [tags: dog attack, american culture, animal violence]
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Foucault's Pendulum - Foucault’s Pendulum Umberto Eco’s truly lluminating novel Foucault’s Pendulum (1989) opens with an unknown character in the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris. The character struggles to hide, but finally finds refuge in a replica submarine. He in the conservatoire to discover if “the plan” is real, to save Belbo and to find the truth behind the conspiracy that has lead him here over the course of almost a decade. Eco only refers to this character as Casaubon, the protagonist. After the introduction, Casaubon meets Dr....   [tags: Italian Literature]
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The Truth About Pit Bulls - Owning a pit bull in today’s day and age has one of two reactions: Either the person loves them or is terrified of them. There are so many myths about Pit Bulls and they are just that. Myths. Some of the myths that surround pit bulls are that they have “lock jaw” and they have a killer instinct that does not stop at just killing other animals. Pit bull advocates, such as myself, know that Pit Bulls have always been known as the “nanny dog” throughout history because of how much they love children and their loyalty to their families....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The America Pit Bull Terrier - The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative....   [tags: dogs, doberman, ruthless dogs]
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Looking at Pit Bull Fighting - Racial profiling is wrong, we all know that so why do so many of us still do this. Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics can live a free life here in America, so why can’t Pit bulls. Pit bull fighting has become a big thing in America for people to do as a hobby. The humans that fight the dogs are the ones who are giving pit bulls the bad reputation they are receiving when in reality it is the humans who deserve the bad reputation. Pit bulls are surrounded with ignorance, misinformation, myths and lies more than any other dog causing all the hate and discrimination towards this breed....   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation] 514 words
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Racing and the Pit Crew - It’s race day and life in the pit crew is like being a goalie, 99% boredom and 1% panic, working 12 hours a day every day. When I arrived at LOWES motor speedway in North Carolina, everyone was in this 99% boredom phase, or their “down time”. It’s 7 a.m. and the cars of each team sit in the one story tin garage building with unfinished concrete floors looking almost like it was temporary, halfway equipped for the upcoming race and surrounded by their respective crewmembers. As I walk through the inside of this garage, big enough for twenty-five cars but filled with about fifty cars, the walking paths are carved through the clutter of race cars, roll-a-ways and loose parts....   [tags: racing,] 1867 words
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American Pit Bull Terrier - The world seems to believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vicious breed of dog, violent and ruthless by nature, and that they should be treated as such. However, what if this stereotype about the pit bull that modern society bases their opinions off of, is an improper representation of the breed. The pit bull faces much hatred and neglect in this day and age, but in their prime, the pit bull was considered to be the perfect dog. Although bred for physique and stature that was perfect in the dog-fighting world, the pit bull grew in popularity and became high demand as a man’s best friend....   [tags: bread, bulldog, ruthless]
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Pit Bulls - Audience: • Uninformed people who believe in the stereotypes of “aggressive” dogs. • Parents of younger children because they are protective. Purpose: • Convince people that the stereotype of Pit Bulls being inherently aggressive is completely misrepresentative of the breed. • Convince parents that Pits are loving and a good family dog and not the vicious animal that people are led to believe because of media influence. • I want to open the eyes of others to the fact that any dog can be aggressive....   [tags: stereotype, aggressive, dog attacks, dogs]
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The relationship between the length and the period of motion of a pendulum - Introduction: I chose to investigate this topic out of pure curiosity to see how the length of a pendulum affects its period of motion. A pendulum is a suspended point of mass, hung from a fixed point on an inextensible cord. When it is pulled and released from one side of its equilibrium, at x°, the pendulum swings back and forth on a vertical plane under the influence of gravity (La Né Powers, 2006). The motion is periodic and oscillatory; I am determining the oscillation or otherwise known as the period of motion (Resnick & Malliday, 1977, pp....   [tags: History, Galileo] 1085 words
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Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe´s Literature - ... By mentioning this description, readers can create a mental image of Roderick, allowing them to visualize and interpret his aesthetic qualities as they relate to the story. Through this visualization, readers are also able to place themselves in the story, as if they are familiar with Roderick, and almost experience its events as they unfold. Imagery in Poe’s writing is one element of literary style that is key to well written stories, and his use of repetition and complex vocabulary ensures that readers understand his themes and implications....   [tags: vocabulary, repetition, imagery] 897 words
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Factors that Affect the Period of a Pendulum - Factors that Affect the Period of a Pendulum Purpose: To determine the factor(s) that affect the period of a pendulum. Hypothesis: The factors that I think will affect the period of the pendulum are the displacement and the suspended mass because if the mass of the bob is a lot than it will take more force for the pendulum to swing and if there's a high displacement it will give the pendulum more energy to complete the cycle. Materials: stopwatch 100, 200, and a 500g bob protractor meter stick string Procedures: 1....   [tags: Papers] 578 words
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Man's Best Friend the Pit Bull - ... When he was discover by the commanding officer, Stubby mimicked his fellow troops, and saluted the officer. He continued to accompany his unit on missions. Stubby became the 1st dog to be given an armed forces rank after bringing down a German troop spying on his unit. (Irwin, T. 2013). Over time, targeted media attention tarnished this American image of the Bull terrier. Dog fighting immerged. Although this cruel “sport” can be traced back to ancient Greece, here in America, the “Police Gazette” was the source of the best dog fighting information in the late 1700 to early 1800....   [tags: dog, breed, bites, issues] 1056 words
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Investigating the Time Period of a Pendulum - Investigating the Time Period of a Pendulum The time period of a pendulum is the time taken for the pendulum to swing from one point to another point, for instance from point A to point B and back again. This diagram illustrates the experiment. This experiment calls for me to record this time period, however I feel it is too short, so I will time 20 time periods for accuracy. I will then take this number and divide it by 20 to give one accurate time period. When doing this experiment I will need to think of two independent variables: 1....   [tags: Papers] 566 words
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Pit bulls and Their Supposedly Agressive Behavior - The Pitbull used to be one of the most popular family dogs. I myself own a Pitbull. They are some of the most mis-treated breeds of dog. This is because of their supposedly aggressive behavior. But research has proven that no one breed of dog is more aggressive than any other. So why is there such a stereotype that Pitbulls are mean and aggressive. Every breed of dog was bred for a reason. Whether this was for rabbit hunting, or herding livestock, there was always a purpose for their birth. Every dog has different physical characteristics, as well as behavior....   [tags: stereotype, breeds, dog figthting]
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Common Motifs of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. His first book was published in 1827. In 1829 Al Aaraaf Tamerlane, and Minor Poems, Poe's second book was published. Poe became the editor of The Southern Literary Messenger in 1834 after his lawyer persuaded them to publish some of his stories and make him an editor. During this time his mark on American Literature began. Three of Poe's well-known stories are “The Cask of Amontillado”, which was published in 1846, “The Tell-Tale Heart, which was published in 1843, and “The Pit and the Pendulum”, which was published in 1842....   [tags: Biography] 1651 words
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Pendulum Investigation - Pendulum Investigation Introduction In this investigation, I will try to attempt an experiment that will measure the time taken for a pendulum to oscillate for one complete swing; I will also explore and investigate the numerous variables that might effect the time taken to oscillate. Factors effecting periodic time =============================== The factors, which might affect the time taken for a pendulum to complete one swing, are: 1. The length of string 2....   [tags: Papers] 2453 words
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An Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Period of a Pendulum - An Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Period of a Pendulum I could investigate the following factors: * Angle of displacement * Length of string * Pendulum weight I am going to investigate and see if varying the length of string will affect the period of the pendulum. My prediction is: The longer the string the longer the period. The period will be longer as the pendulum has farther to travel. My theory is demonstrated below. Pendulum A has a shorter string....   [tags: Papers] 588 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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Pit Bulls: Are They Really the Monsters They're Made out to Be? - ... Judy Cohen and John Richardson authors of “Pit Bull Panic” have been researching how pit bulls are portrayed in the media. They are looking at several aspects of the story; Cohen and Richardson are looking at whether pit bulls are more violent toward people than other dog breeds and the issue of dog fighting. If the dog is bred to fight, it is aggressive towards people. Between 1987 and 2000, they looked at 72 stories that the New York Times published on pit bulls. Cohen and Richardson found that 26 of those stories covered attacks on people, and 22 covered legislation restricting ownership, and 9 described owners of pit bulls, that are considered the “dregs of society”....   [tags: banned dog breeds]
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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets? - “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]
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Investigating Factors that Affect the Swinging Of a Pendulum - Investigating Factors that Affect the Swinging Of a Pendulum Aim Our aim is to find out whether changing the variables of the swinging pendulum affects the speed. Preliminary Work In order to find out which variable/s affect the swinging of a pendulum, I need to test all the variables available. There are three variables we will be investigating: * The length of the string * The mass of the pendulum * The angle from which the pendulum is swung For each experiment, I will change the length/mass/angle five times, and repeat each length/mass/angle just once....   [tags: Papers] 1958 words
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