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Conrad’s Thoughts on Dualism and Personality in The Secret Sharer - “He had turned about meantime; and we, the two strangers in the ship, faced each other in identical attitudes.” (9) The captain, narrator and main character in the story of the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad feels isolated and alone on his new ship and crew. He has a surprise visitor that turns out to be a fugitive, Leggett, from the ship Sephora. Leggett and the captain have an immediate connection from the first meeting on the ship. The captain finds an alliance with Leggett because he feels he shares the same human experiences as Leggett....   [tags: Joeseph Conrad, Dualism, Secret Sharer, ] 707 words
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The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer - The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer        This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics.  Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se.  From an objective point of view, it can be seen that Leggatt's portrayal depends entirely on how the captain (as narrator) perceives him, and that he deserves to be treated as the individual being that he is.               Many of Conrad's critics, most notably Albert J....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Secret Sharer]
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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer” “ In order to live with direction and an understanding of what is going on around you, one must understand and know what goes on inside himself.” - William Page In Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer”, the Captain of the vessel finds that he does not know himself as well as he thinks. It is not until a castaway, Leggatt, arrives that the captain finally achieves a level of self understanding and completion. Leggatt serves as the Captain’s complimenting double, and his actions and thoughts eventually help the captain learn about himself and create stronger character....   [tags: The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad] 1479 words
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Free College Essays - A Captain’s Metamorphosis in The Secret Sharer - The Secret Sharer       A Captain’s Metamorphosis         In the short story “The Secret Sharer” by Joseph Conrad, the captain of the ship, the Colorado, changes from an insecure and inexperienced ship captain to a more confident and secure individual, due to his experiences with the Secret Sharer.  At first, the captain is not sure of his place on the ship and does not feel right about being in charge.  Through his relationship with the Secret Sharer, the captain finds identity and becomes a confident person....   [tags: The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad] 675 words
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Theme of The Secret Sharer, by Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad presents many themes throughout its complex narration of characters and the ideas it explicates through the novella. Amidst all the many themes that are presented there is one main theme that is thoroughly supported by Conrad in The Secret Sharer. The theme that is supported is, the ability that a person has, to change their moral and ethical beliefs due to their inexperience and self doubt as a leader. In the beginning the Captain is an upstanding, law abiding individual, yet his interaction with the murderer, and Leggatt, reveals him as someone who is insecure and easily malleable, this trait allows the captain to make many very illogical decisions...   [tags: The Secret Agent Essays] 1055 words
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the secret sharer - The Secret Sharer: the essay In the long short story The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad the narrator plays the captain of a merchant ship that is foreign to him. He is assigned to this foreign ship on a very short notice. He is expected to lead the crew to their destination, safely. This captain is lonely he has not one soul to speck to. He doesn’t know these people who he somehow is suppose to lead. His first night on the ship he finds his soon to be best friend, Leggatt. He finds his new best friend mysteriously floating in the water as if he was dead....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad The short story "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad centers around a character of a sea captain who is insecure and has great feelings of inadequacy on his fist job as Captain of a ship. In the story the Captain befriends a fugitive by the name of Legatt who is clearly shown to be a figment of the Captains imagination rather than an actual human being. The title of the story alone suggests that the "secret sharer" is an imaginary friend that is secretive and that the Captain can share his thoughts with....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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A Comparative Analysis of The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness - The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, two of Joseph Conrad’s more well-known novellas, share striking similarities in theme, plot, character development, and symbolism. Each novella presents a seafaring first-person narrator who struggles psychologically with the concept of darkness and other deep themes. “Heart of Darkness is one of literature’s most somber fictions. It explores the fundamental questions about human nature: the capacity for evil, the necessity of restraint, the effects of isolation, and the necessity of relinquishing pride to achieve spiritual salvation” (Haskin)....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]
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Professionalism in Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer - The Importance of Professionalism in Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer      A reader would be hard pressed not to see Conrad's "tales of the sea" as representations of imperialism. The adventurous seafaring life that Conrad is most famous for depicting is relied upon the strong European merchant navy, which was the vehicle of the great colonial empires of the late nineteenth century.  And, as Conrad declares, the European colonial venture is driven not by humanistic impulses but by the profit-seeking search for exotic products, in Lord Jim for pepper or in Heart of Darkness for ivory.  While the earlier criticism of Conrad focused more on literary issues, such as Conrad's impressio...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing the Orpheus Myth and Conrad's The Secret Sharer - Parallels in the Orpheus Myth and Conrad's The Secret Sharer The myth of Orpheus and his descent into the underworld is paralleled in Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer," revealing a common theme, the narrator's self-fulfillment through the conclusion of his symbolic and inward quest. This parallel, which may be called archetypal, serves to increase the reader's sense of identification with Conrad's narrator, and it lends an otherworldly tone to the work as a whole. Likewise, these echoes of Orphic material lead the reader through three stages....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness - Similarities in Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad's books, The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, both deal with each of our "dark selves". These books also have similarities which are overwhelming. In describing the true inner self of humans, Conrad used many symbols which have become apparent in many of his novels. Conrad uses the same or very similar objects in many of his works. Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness in 1899 to recount his voyages in the Congo....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1326 words
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The Character of the Captain in Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad - The Character of the Captain in Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad The Captain helps Leggatt because he identifies with him. The Captain and Leggatt both have similar physical characteristic traits. They also come from the same social class and are both isolated on their ships. Symbolism is used to express the Captains mindset as depressed, apprehensive, and insecure. Through this symbolism the Captain implied his insecurities with nature and his crew. Not only does the Captain and Leggatt share similar characteristic traits, but Legget also has qualities that the Captain needs....   [tags: Papers] 885 words
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Common Themes in Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and Shadow Line - Common Themes in The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line Joseph Conrad's stories The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line share a number of themes. All three stories deal with a process of maturing that involves the loss of youthful illusions, a process usually precipitated by an actual "trial" that challenges the protagonist's professional skills as well as his assumptions about his identity and sanity. In successfully dealing with the crisis, the protagonist reconstructs his identity and develops moral ideas rooted in acknowledgement of his own and others' human weaknesses and thus of men's necessary interdependence....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 822 words
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The Scarlet Sharer - The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialectics in the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic. The journey theme or the rite of passage theme also reveal themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 2553 words
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Dangerous Secrets Exposed in Susan Griffin's Our Secret - Dangerous Secrets Exposed in Griffin's Our Secret   Secrets are apart of every human being. Even children, in their earliest years in this world, learn how to bury secrets in their hearts. In Susan Griffin's "Our Secret," she explores the subconscious, aiming particularly at the dark secrets that lie in the abyss of the human heart. Griffin claims that the darkest secrets of each person are similar in the sense that these secrets are perverted and prejudiced thoughts. These concealed evils are so deeply imbedded that people forget or choose to forget the existence of these malicious thoughts....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret]
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The Problem of Keeping a Secret in The Scarlet Letter - Throughout The Scarlet Letter, everyone had some form of a secret they’d rather not share, but sometimes not telling can do more harm than good. At the end of the film, Hawthorne left us a quote saying, “Be true, be true, be true.” Hawthorne is trying to say keeping secrets isn't always the best because it only leads to someone getting hurt.             Everyone at some point has lied and kept a secret, but it depends on the situation you're in. In the first scene, Hester is pressured to tell the truth about the father’s name, but Hester refuses....   [tags: secret, true, hurt, lied] 622 words
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The Power in Chanda’s Secret and The Lottery - On the surface, Chanda’s Secret, by Allan Stratton, is a mind-altering story about the tough life of a girl who lives in a world of disease and death. However, under the surface, is a story about a power struggle within Chanda’s life. “The Lottery” is a story that appears innocent as the town holds its annual lottery to ensure successful agriculture. However, the book soon takes a deep turn as the reader slowly realizes that the “winner” of the lottery is stoned to death in the end. Chanda’s Secrets and “The Lottery” have similar examples of power because a governmental power starts a huge problem, social power keeps it going, and social power prevents it from being resolved....   [tags: Chanda’s Secret Essays]
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Female Body and Media: The Real Secret - It is virtually impossible to spend a day consuming media without hearing the troubling veracity of the portrayal of the female body by the media. This portrayal influences some females’ self-confidence. Throughout the past century, the ideal body form ranged from the boyish looking flapper girl, to the hourglass, to skinny twiggy, to today’s thin ideal. Thankfully, a new advertising movement embraces the female body in different shapes, colors, and sizes. This development has powerful supporters such as actress Jennifer Lawrence, who is known for refusing to lose weight for roles....   [tags: technology, ideal image, victoria secret]
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British Secret Intelligence MI6 - ... In the beginning, the agency was surrounded with so much secrecy that it was difficult to get the agency off of the ground to meet its desired potential. However, by the end of 1909, Cummings was able to successfully create an organization devoted to the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence (Jeffery, 2010). As much as the agency was Cummings brainchild, the wheels starting to spin early in 1909 when a sub-committee was put together to outline a plan to get Great Britain back into the intelligence collection business....   [tags: UK secret service, cold war era]
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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - Racism: Then and Now. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a book discussing the internal strife of a young white girl, in a very racist 1960’s south. The main character, Lily Owens, faces many problems she must overcome, including her personal dilemma of killing her own mother in an accident. Sue Monk Kidd accurately displays the irrationality of racism in the South during mid- 1960's not only by using beautiful language, but very thoroughly developed plot and character development. Kidd shows the irrationality of racism through the characters in her book, The Secret Life of Bees and shows that even during that time period, some unique people, were able to see beyond the heavy curta...   [tags: The Secret Life of Bees]
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Specific Roles of Characters Depicted in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees - Everyone has a secret life that they keep hidden from the rest of the world. Lies are told on a daily basis in order to keep these lives stashed in the dark. In The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the bees are the ones that have the most secret life of all. They each have their own specific role to play deep within the hive. It's obvious that the author had meant for some of her characters to portray the roles that these buzzing insects have to dutifully fulfill every duty. Lily and Zach are the field bees, August is a nurse bee, and the Lady of Chains is the Queen bee....   [tags: the secret life of bees] 1089 words
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The Power of Alberto Moravia's Secret - The Power of Alberto Moravia's Secret   It is often considered a great feat when an author is successful in capturing the reader's attention through a character's personality. Alberto Moravia, the pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle, was one such author, since he was widely known for pulling his readers' attention and interest into his stories, ultimately captivating their entire being His lively way with words, his vivid descriptions, as well as his colorful imagination all contributed to his amazing writings....   [tags: Alberto Moravia Secret Essays]
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Revealing The Phenomenon Book: The Secret And A New Earth - Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal figure. Oprah Winfrey has been quite famous as a female entrepreneur and a talk show host in America. From the queen of talk show that touches the heart, she was recently crowned as prophetess of New Age Movement. (www.wfial.org). Her image is being shifted, from the most popular presenters become a controversial figure because of his statements-statements, which are considered attacking the uniqueness of the Christian faith. You will find a lot of praise and criticism on him, specifically from Christian circles....   [tags: oprah winfrey, the secret book, ultimate reality]
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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent: A Critique of Late-Victorian Gender Roles February 15, 1894, was the most interesting afternoon in the otherwise dreary history of Greenwich Observatory. Earlier in the day, Martial Bourdin, a skinny anarchist, traveled by train from Westminster to Greenwich, concealing a small bomb. As he ominously ambled through Greenwich Park, towards the Observatory, something happened - no one knows exactly what - and he blew most of himself to shreds. The British, who loved to quantify in the late nineteenth century, noted that the explosion spread bits of flesh over a distance of sixty yards....   [tags: Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent]
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The Cast of the Secret - The creator of The Secret found again and again that the knowledge of one principle had been applied throughout the lives of significant men and women throughout history. The Secret and those in the film possess a knowledge that is so simple, yet for many, the story is nearly impossible to comprehend. No person's story in this film is better than another's. These people have reached their highest level of success, and have done so either through the secret, or unconsciously throughout their life and have now given it the title of THE SECRET....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Our Secret by Susan Griffin - Susan Griffin's "Our Secret" is a study in psychology. It is a look into the human mind to see what makes people do the things they do and in particular what makes people commit acts of violence. She isolates the first half of the twentieth century and in particular the era of the Second World War as a basis for her study. The essay discusses a number of people but they all tie in to Heinrich Himmler. He is the extreme case, he who can be linked directly to every single death in the concentration camps....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret] 1013 words
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Emotion and Culture in Secret Life of Bees - Heart break, joy, love, happiness, The Book The Secret Life of Bees has it all. The book is about a young girls that accidentally shot her mother. After spending nine years with her abusive, and emotionally absent father, she decides to run away. So, she breaks her beloved nanny out of prison, and Lily escapes to Tiburon South Carolina, a town she links to her mother through the writing on one of her old possessions. While in Tiburon, Lily finds the calendar sisters three very different, very helpful sisters....   [tags: Secret Life of Bees Essays] 492 words
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The US Secret Service - Although the original mission of the United States Secret Services was to control and prevent counterfeit money in the United States after the Civil War in 1865, by 1930 the role of the Secret Service had greatly expanded. Many events occurred during that period that led the Secret Service to expand to enforce the laws whether it includes protecting money, protecting the President, or investigating on the frauds and groups that are dangerous to the people of America. Driving forces and trends impacted Secret Service mission and support operations over the many years....   [tags: US Government Secret Service SS] 1144 words
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John Pilger's film The Secret Country - John Pilger's film The Secret Country 1. Australia was regarded as empty land by the British because when the Europeans came to Australia they believed that because Aborigines didn't cultivate the land and were not seen to use the land in a normal, proprietarial sense and also because the Aborigines believed that they didn't own the land and they belonged to the land, the land therefore regarded as void. The law also states that Aboriginals didn't exist in 1788 and therefore no treaties could exist because the Aboriginals didn't exist....   [tags: Secret Country Movie Film] 817 words
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The Secret's Speakers - The secret’s reputation is almost solely based on the people who have come together and combined their individual insights into a nearly a universal outlook on life. John Assaraf, James Arthur Ray, Bob Doyle, Morris Goodman, and John Hagelin are a few of the contributing speakers in the secret and their reputations in each field of study are truly the backbone of the secrets reliability. But really, who are these people. John Assaraf was headed down the wrong rode at twice the speed limit when he was a teen....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett The book, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is about a little girl named Mary who discovers a garden that had been kept a secret for a very long time. After Mary became an orphan, she was forced to move in with her uncle, Mr. Craven, who is a very busy businessman and lives in a very big house. At that time Mary was a depressed girl who disagreed with everybody and wanted to live in her own world. She, however, is a very curious girl who isn’t afraid of anything....   [tags: The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett] 577 words
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A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - A Deconstruction of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty     In the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” we see the main character as a rejected misfit in society.  He is often unaware of the world around him and reacts in what others would call a negative way to those situations he actually responds to.  However, close examination of the text used by James Thurber to portray him prompts a need to deconstruct the character Walter Mitty.  In doing so, we find that, far from being a misfit, he is actually the one member of society that is truly sound....   [tags: Secret Life of Walter Mitty Essays]
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Character of Walter Mitty in The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - Character Study of Walter Mitty        In the short story, "The secret life of Walter Mitty," a man by the name of Walter Mitty goes into town with his wife to get some things done. Throughout this story Walter Mitty shows that he is very forgetful and a really stubborn man with a vivid imagination.  He is constantly being distracted, and starts to day dream often.        There are a few hints in this story that show Walter Mitty is very forgetful.  Most of this is probably caused by his constant day dreaming throughout this trip into town and not concentrating too hard on what he's doing.  Once Walter Mitty had dropped of...   [tags: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty] 458 words
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Theme of Sacrifice Leading to Transformation Illustrated in Hughes' 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' and 'The Secret of the Sea' - Water is the primary wealth of human civilization, and the link to everything in the world. Throughout history, poets and other artists have used water to reveal the secrets to the world, with sweat and tears of Sailor, Africans and African-Americans who are unrecognized. It shows the connection to the dawn of civilization. They are the ones who are unrepresented. For African and African-Americans lake possibly associated with slavery; while for sailors it might be an opportunity to develop themselves....   [tags: poetry, the negro speaks of rivers, the secret of ] 902 words
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Analysis of Our Secret by Susan Griffin - Analysis of Our Secret by Susan Griffin Throughout “Our Secret” Griffin explores the different characters’ fears and secrets and she gives specific insights into these “secrets”. Through examining others Griffin comes to terms with her own feelings, secrets, and fears. She relates to Himmler, Leo, Helene, and everyone else even though she is different than all of them. One fact that can be made about all of these characters is that they all represent humans and human emotion First, Griffin reveals that there is a hidden side to everyone that is only known within, and anything outside could be a false representation, or imposter....   [tags: Our Secret Susan Griffin Literature Essays]
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James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty In James Thurber's wonderful short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", I get the feeling that he may be a victim of Attention Deficit Disorder, rather than just being a daydreamer. Throughout the story, Walter changes personae several times. He flips back and forth between reality and fantasy so much he may have a problem with his attention span. Walter needs Mrs. Mitty to keep him on track. By being a daydreamer, his head is in the clouds and this irritates her....   [tags: Secret Life Walter Mitty Essays] 519 words
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Our Secret by Susan Griffin and States by Edward Said - Inevitably, all things evolve over time. From decade to decade, a person can find many differences as in slight variances between popular fads and so forth like styles of fashion and trends. Even writing takes on a new form and shape after awhile as we see in the essays “Our Secret” by Susan Griffin and “States” by Edward Said. These two reveal a more evident truth of a different use of language than it is customary to read just as it is seen in Michael Herr’s novel Dispatches, which is written in the style of “New Journalism” where real events are told in a story format or narrative to appeal to more readers....   [tags: Our Secret, Susan Griffin 2014]
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Susan Griffin’s Our Secret and the Film Babel - The idea that a single person’s actions can resonate and intrude into other people’s lives is a concept not often though about. Being that each of us has our own individual life to worry about, it is hard to imagine that we are all deeply interconnected to others within the human race. We often tend to only think of ourselves and our immediate families; disregarding our relationship to everyone else in this world. Each one of us holds a position in life in which we all influence one or more persons....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret 2014]
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Analysis of Susan Griffin’s Our Secret - Susan Griffin’s “Our Secret”, a chapter in her book, A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War, is about the hidden shame and pain humans carry and their consequences. It is an astonishing essay, a meditation on the soul-destroying price of conforming to false selves that have been brutalized by others, mentally or physically or both, or by themselves in committing acts of violence and emotional cruelty. As an essay, “Our Secret” shows the power of a writer’s voice—the scenes are few and spare in its forty-eight pages—but it’s mesmerizing....   [tags: Susan Griffin, Our Secret 2014]
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The Influence of Secret Societies - “Things aren't ever what they seem to be when you first look at them. What's important is that you keep your mind wide open and try to understand what's going on from a lot of different angles.” – Christopher Paul Curtis. Some things in life seem deceiving and deviate one’s thinking from the truth behind them. But the main aspect to look at is who has the benefit of misleading the society and why they strive to do that. People always talk about a third party that has interest in certain events occurring and that this party is somehow responsible for what is happening....   [tags: freemasonry, organization, symbols] 693 words
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Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - My house is made up of yellow and white limestone. My friend Jane's is bright red brick. If you were to ask me what the color of her house means to me... I would say an easy way to identify this house. In my opinion, the color of someones house is just not a way to detect anything from her personality. It is simply put, the color of her house. What if I were to tell you that that red was a symbol of love. That the reason it was red brick was because Jane's parents loved each other so much they decided to express the love in the color of their house just to remind them of the love they share....   [tags: Kidd Secret Life Bees Book Report] 1428 words
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The Role of Fantasy in James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - The Role of Fantasy in James Thurber's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty In "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," James Thurber tells the story of a henpecked old man who escapes his monotonous life with frequent excursions to fantasy. In the real world, he is a forgetful old man who must obey his wife's every whim. But, in his fantasies, Walter Mitty is intelligent, brave, and the epitome of manliness. He makes up for the characteristics he lacks in the real world through the heroic characters he embodies in his fantasies....   [tags: Secret Life Walter Mitty Essays]
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Love from Mother Figures in The "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd and Romeo and Juliet - In literature, young characters need mother figures to rely on to achieve their love needs. If they were ever separated from their mothers, characters would need to search for love somewhere else. In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily loses her mother at a young age, and as a result, she looks to the Boatwright sisters for love and support. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet is not close to her daughter. Rather than helping Juliet and caring for her, Lady Capulet pushes Juliet toward the Nurse unintentionally....   [tags: Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, mothers, Romeo] 936 words
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The Journey of Lily in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees - The Journey of Lily in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees The devastating tragedy of losing a person's mother at an early age can drastically affect that person's life. It can impact the way someone thinks, corresponds with others, and the way someone handles themselves emotionally. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens loses her mother at the early age of four. During Lily's journey she finds comfort and support in the women that she meets. Throughout the novel Lily goes through many changes because of the impact of the motherly figures of the Black Mary, Rosaleen, and the Calendar Sisters....   [tags: American Literature Sue Kidd Secret Bees Essays]
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The Secret War in Laos: Why Was It a Secret? - ... Moreover, [they] were in a legally defined state of war with both. In Laos, by contrast, [they] were bombing a neutralized nation with a scattered rural population” (McCoy, 1996). The Laotians lost everything because of the bombs, “their land, their way of life [and] their country” (University of Pennsylvania, n.d.). It is not right for a government to bomb a defenseless country and doing so allows one to question the government’s ideals. A governments ideals are important as voters compare it with their own to see whether or not they believe this government will do well for themselves and the country....   [tags: CIAc alliance with corrupt General Van Pao]
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Robert’s Transformation in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret - Robert’s Transformation in Lady Audley’s Secret      Robert Audley plays a major role in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret. Robert is the nephew of Sir Michael Audley, and the young Lady Audley is his new step-aunt. The novel follows Robert in his quest to uncover the secret surrounding Audley Court and his friend, George Talboys. Within the first half of the novel, the reader watches Robert transform himself from being happy-go-lucky with no cares at all in the world to a man devoted to his mission and thereby becoming a true picture of true Victorian manliness....   [tags: Lady Audley’s Secret Essays] 554 words
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The Secret to Power - The Secret to Power In December 1917 the cheka became the grave diggers of all who opposes the communist party's will during the Russian Revolution. Originally established as a temporary institutions to be abolished once Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks had consolidated their power, they soon acquired powers of summary justice and began a campaign of terror against the propertied classes and enemies of Bolshevism. Although many Bolsheviks viewed the checka with hatred and spoke out against its excesses ("Revelations from the Russian Archive"), Stalin's continued use of the secret police enabled him to control all aspects of Soviet life and was seen as crucial to the survival of the n...   [tags: stalin, russian revolution, bolsheviks ] 735 words
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Simba and The Secret - "What you focus on with your thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience" This quote from The Secret expresses young king Simba’s struggle throughout The Lion King perfectly, from the moment his life got inverted, to the day his destiny was finally realized. During the “Hakuna Matata” sequence, Simba’s transformation into manhood from childhood innocence is witnessed, but this was only a physical alteration. It becomes apparent later on in the film that he was still a naïve child, virtually unchanged mentally from the beginning of the movie, just in a more mature body....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Heisenberg: The Family Secret that Should Have Been Kept - There are certain things you just don’t want people to know, for example that you don’t pay your taxes, or that you don’t shower every day, or even that you’re the biggest drug lord in the South West. In the TV series Breaking Bad, Walter White starts the show off by finding out that he has terminal lung cancer. Because he is only a high school chemistry teacher Walter decides to make extra money for his family after his death by cooking crystal meth with one of his former students. This is something that he must keep from his family and the entire world, and it begins to take over his life....   [tags: Breaking Bad tv show] 722 words
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The secret of Wal-Marts success - The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is moving into Europe, and the UK is its second target after Germany. BBC News Online's Tim Weber looks at the secrets behind the company's success. The figures make the owners of corner shops and small retail chains shudder: Wal-Mart operates 3,601 stores, employs more than 910,000 people world-wide, sales amounted last year to $137.6bn (£85.7bn) - equivalent to a tenth of Britain's total economic output. Patrick O'Connell: The largest retailer in the world began life as a single store in Arkansas The company serves about 90 million customers every week and has stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Argenti...   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Share the Secret - Attend the tales beyond anyone’s imagination; often told to a young generation, the story of the tooth fairy or Santa Claus always seem to come to an end at an appropriate age. Yet, unidentified flying objects are always left to the individual to be unsure of throughout their lifetime with no definite proven answer. Why are UFOs disregarded by government officials so often. Why are the people who spot the UFOs laughed out of a room. Obviously, the people that the world depends desperately on to protect us, are keeping a secret they feel may lead to chaos....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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Secret of Success - It was just for a second that we exchanged eyes. He stared at me and I stared at him. Then suddenly a chill went into our spines; we both put our eyes down acting like we had seen each other for the very first time, while we were roommates, well at least for ten days. I couldn’t blame him for that and neither could he blame me. Situations were same for all of us-more than fifty people-living together there and sharing the same schedule. Five of us shared the same room; we went to bed at the same time and woke up together at the sound of a common alarm....   [tags: roommates, meditation, perspective] 523 words
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Motherly Figures in The Secret Life of Bees - Lily has a lot of mother figures in her life. In ?The Secret Life of Bees. two mother figures that she has are Rosaleen and August. A mother cares for her young and guides them trough life. She comforts and soothes them when they need it. Lily?s Mothers are Rosaleen and August. Both act as mothers for Lily in different ways. Rosaleen is the disciplinary figure in Lily?s life. She is tough and sometimes mean but really she loves Lily. Lily knew that ?despite her sharp ways, her heart was more tender than a flower skin and she loved her beyond reason?....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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What if the Secret To Success is Failure? - Many schools today have incorporated some sort of character development program to teach the qualities of good character. The question is, what constitutes good character. How do you define character. How do you develop character. What is the affect of character on education. These are all questions that many educators struggle with as they attempt to implement these programs. Recently the word “character” was the whole reason for the disbandment of our District’s National Honor Society. As “having good character” is one of the requirements of National Honor Society there was much controversy in the selection of members because without an objective measurement of character decisions were bas...   [tags: Article Review]
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Comparing Advertisements for Caress and Secret - Have you ever wondered where the saying, ‘a picture says a thousand words’, come from. Well, I do not know who came up with this fantastic phrase, but nonetheless, I will be describing and analyzing two different magazine advertisements, trying to put in words what I think the advertisers wanted consumers to receive when those potential buyers viewed their ads. The two advertisements that I chose, Caress and Secret, try to encourage female consumers of all ages to purchase their hygiene products....   [tags: advertising, marketing] 890 words
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The Secret Beneath The Starry Sky - It was noon on an early summer day, but the sun was hidden behind clouds, and a gloom shroud had fallen over the town. a doctor, briskly entered a hospital room and looked at his patient, an elderly, frail-looking woman, laying motionless upon her bed. A few seconds later a frazzled nurse rushed in with the patient's chart. "Sorry doctor," she murmmered as she handed it over. The doctor gave her a knowing smile, another round of cutbacks last month had left the hospital seriously low on staff. Flipping the chart open, he quickly reviewed the nurse's notations for the day....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 715 words
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Secret Societies and Dönme Secrecy - Secret Societies and the Dönme secrecy Simmel (1906) argues that secret societies are an alternative community that provide invisibility and protection to its members. The protective function of secrecy is a central feature in secret societies. This central feature is recognized on a dual contingency: (1) members of the community are concerned with the protection of ideas, objects, activities, and/or sentiments to which they attach a positive value; (2) the members pursue this protection by controlling the distribution of information about the valued elements ....   [tags: Dönme, Simmel, Zorlu]
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The Secret Lives of The Brain - PART I. Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain, was very straight forward and extremely intriguing. As David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, elaborates on the American criminal justice system, he brings out important factors that I believe everyone should be focusing on in this country. He states that our actions are not only made up by our unconscious mind, but the way we perceive things is controlled by our unconscious ability to even realize we are controlling it. The conscious mind not only represents only a small part of our brain activity and function, but it also perceives certain behaviors differently when constructed with drugs or damage The process of the unconscious brain activit...   [tags: criminal justice, psychology, anatomy] 1392 words
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Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories - Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories. The government is full of secrets, some that are probably better to be left unknown because if reviled they may cause havoc all over the nation. There are three well known secret societies such as Skull and Bones, The Freemasons, and The illuminati. In society today The Illuminati is the most well-known secret society because of all the artists that claim to have it made because of initiating themselves into the secret society known as the illuminati. There are also many conspiracy theories such as the Denver airport, 9-11, and the new world order....   [tags: skull, bones, illuminati, conspiracy] 1090 words
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The Secret of Roan Inish - Selkies are Celtic fairy-tale creatures that are half-seal and half human. Stories about these mythical creatures originate from the Orkney Islands of Scotland. A selkie becomes human once it takes off seal skin. Most stories that revolve around selkies are usually about a selkie falling in love with a human man who takes away their seal skin in which the selkie ends up marrying. Even though there are male selkies, most selkies in stories portray a woman. The film The secret of Roan Inish is a good example of displaying socio-cultural and political anxiety or conflict portraying a human hybrid....   [tags: film analysis, cinematography]
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Our Secret by Susan Griffin - Perhaps no other event in modern history has left us so perplexed and dumbfounded than the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, an entire population was simply robbed of their existence. In “Our Secret,” Susan Griffin tries to explain what could possibly lead an individual to execute such inhumane acts to a large group of people. She delves into Heinrich Himmler’s life and investigates all the events leading up to him joining the Nazi party. In“Panopticism,” Michel Foucault argues that modern society has been shaped by disciplinary mechanisms deriving from the plague as well as Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, a structure with a tower in the middle meant for surveillance....   [tags: nazi, Heinrich, childhood]
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Fictional Secret Societies: The Illuminati - Take a look at the back of a dollar bill. If someone looks closely at it, they will spot a pyramid with an eye on it. That is known as the “All Seeing Eye”(MacArthur 1). Some people know about the All Seeing Eye, but little did they know is that it is a Masonic symbol, that is associated with the Illuminati. Throughout time there has been many rumors and myths about the Illuminati, leaving everyone with the great question of who is the Illuminati and do they exist. Without evidence, as far as anyone knows they don’t; however there is history and evidence of their existence, which brings this secret society out of the dark and into the light....   [tags: Dan Brown novel]
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Finding The Secret of Life - How the revolution in DNA Technologies changed our understanding of medicine and disease. Intro; When Watson and Crick discovered the Double Helix structure of DNA in 1953, they declared they ensured the discovery as “finding the secret of life”. Yet, as in all pursuits of science, the chronicle did not stop there. 60 years later, a team led by chemist “Shankar Balasubramanian” and cancer biologist “Steve Jackson” found an unusual four-stranded arrangement of DNA, known as G-quadruplexes which occur within the Telomeres, these G-quadruplexes which were found to have an affinity toward genes that have a role in controlling cell proliferation (these may play a role in the treatment of cancer...   [tags: G-quadruplexes, human genome, dna]
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The Secret to Amazon's Success - Amazon is an online company that since its debut in 1995, has taken the world by storm. It exploded into popularity making an astonishing $147.8 million in sales within 3 years, causing all other online companies run for cover. Any company that didn’t run fast enough was swallowed up by them. Over its history, Amazon has bought around 45 companies an currently its only major competitors is E-Bay’s auction house and the very popular Brick and Mortar bookstore, Barnes and Noble (Borders lost the race)....   [tags: competitors, customers, online]
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The Secret Woman: Eva Braun - ... It was in April of 1945 in Berlin where the ceremony happened, tragically a day before both of their deaths. Although they were close companions for many years, Eva never did influence any of Hitler’s decisions in relation to the war. Although Eva is viewed by some as the most villainous woman in history, she affected Hitler in ways that most would not think of. For the first part of their relationship, Eva and Hitler rarely saw each other. Eva would weep and make it obvious that she was distraught when Hitler was away....   [tags: Hitler's partner in crime]
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The History and Applications of Cryptography - Cryptography is the study of secure or secret communications. Cryptography has been around for thousands of years. Cryptography has been around for thousands of years. Cryptography deals with authentication, confidentiality, and integrity of data. There are many different implementations of cryptography in information systems. This paper will cover hashing, encryption, digital signatures, and digital certificates. Cryptography dates back as early as the Egyptian Hieroglyphs that were carved into the Pyramids and other Egyptian artifacts....   [tags: study of secret communications]
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Secret Sin and Seclusion - "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil" are two of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories that explore the prominence of Puritan beliefs in early American towns. Despite the religious influence, sin and depravity pervade even the most respected members of the communities. Both main characters struggle with an awareness of the human propensity to hide their sin, but while Young Goodman Brown focuses on the shortcomings of others, Father Hooper is concerned with building up the faith of his parishioners....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Impact of Racism in Sue Monk Kidds' The Secret Life of Bees - In Sue Monk Kidds The Secret Life of Bees, the main character runs away from home, to get away from her father. Her mother died when she was little and she was told she had a part of her death. She finds a picture of her mother and a town name is mentioned on the back of it. This is where she runs off to to find more about her mother. Lily the main character realizes that racism has a big impact in her life through the relationships with the boatwright sisters, when she runs away to Tiburon....   [tags: rights, minority, equality]
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Biography of Ronald William Pelton - Background Ronald William Pelton, a former intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency. Ronald Pelton was born in 1942; he later attended Indiana University. After college, Mr. Pelton decided to join the United States Air Force, within the Air Force, he was placed into the signal intelligence Division in Pakistan. After serving his time in the Air Force, in 1965 Ronald started in career as an intelligence analyst within the National Security Agency. Pelton resigned his position in the National Security Agency in 1979 - ("Master spies,")....   [tags: NSA, secret security, soviets] 1284 words
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The Secret That Exploded - The Secret that Exploded by Howard Morland “The Secret that Exploded” written by Howard Morland is a non-fiction book based on his findings on the H-bomb. Howard dedicated his life to finding out the secret of the H-bomb and releasing his findings to the public who have been in the dark since the beginnings of the Manhattan Project. The book goes through everything he went through from when he became an airforce pilot to him becoming involved in radical groups to him fighting the government in court for freedom of press....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Secret Societies - Our country today is under a lot of turmoil, in the case of the world in some parts, literally. From natural devastations to terrorist attacks, wars and the downturn of our economy, some people think we need change. Thus, the reason for the election of our 44th president, Barack Obama. Some think all these things that are happening around us today are getting us ready for our lord savior to rise again. Some think that a lot of these short comings have been a conspiracy. Our governments manipulating and making it hard for us to where we would have to depend on the need of other countries to stay afloat....   [tags: Conspiracy Theories]
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Secret Diplomacy - Introduction International negotiations may comprise a number of different channels during a peace process. Negotiations between states may take place in public front channels or they may be veiled to maintain secrecy of the bargaining process. This essay will look at the later and examine whether the beneficial effects of secret diplomacy can also yield negative consequences. This essay will be divided into three sections. The first section will define secret diplomacy, referred to as back channel diplomacy (BCD), and outline some of its characteristics....   [tags: International Negotiations, Peace Process]
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The Secret to Happiness - There is an ever-growing problem with our world; unhappiness. Unhappiness has plagued everyone at a time or two, sometimes even more. Because of this our world is suffering enormously: shootings, hate crimes, and wars are a few results of this widespread unhappiness. One might say there is no hope for our world, but there is. To end this unhappiness everyone should eat Skittles, own a goldfish, and get plenty of sunshine. One may ask, what can Skittles do. When the question should be what can not Skittles do....   [tags: Happiness Essays] 454 words
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Our Secret - Every individual has a biological influence on their development; two individuals combine their genetic information to create a new organism, carrying biological predispositions that will shape their expressed behaviors and characteristics. However, Susan Griffin, author of the essay “Our Secret,” argues that while genetic influences are significant, they are not the sole contributors to an individual’s development. Throughout her essay, Griffin reveals to her readers that the presence of external, uncontrollable factors from an individual’s environment can be equally influential as they diverge the individual off of the predetermined path of life created by biological factors....   [tags: Susan Griffin, genetics, matrix, development]
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Rolls of Secret Police in a Totalitarian Government - Many people don’t know there was such a thing as secret police, therefor people are uninformed of the rolls they have. There are many different roles that the secret police have that able them to control citizens. Although there are many roles that the secret police of a totalitarian government have, their main role is having the power to act outside of legal restraints. Instead of enforcing the rule of law, secret police organizations are specifically expected to operate beyond and above the law....   [tags: USSR & communism, Germany & Naziism]
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The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, was first published in 1910, tells a unique story about a 10 year old little girl Mary Lennox. The story goes through the transformation of main character Mary, Colin and the locked secret garden. Burnett uses many symbols during the process of these transformations. The power of nature is also presented as a magic in the story. The novel uses symbols to present different motifs like parallel lives of Mary and Colin, magic and secret....   [tags: Character Analysis, Symbolism]
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Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training - Do Special Agents Receive Effective Training to Protect the President of the United States. Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training Abstract United States Secret Service special agents are charged with the primary responsibility of protecting elected officials. Agents are the backbone of the Secret Service and receive more training than any other law enforcement agency in the United States. The training they receive is un-like any other training they have ever experienced. The Secret Service is the only agency that trains its agents to shield and physically cover the protectee with his/her own person....   [tags: Argumentative]
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A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols - A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols This piece of literary work is one of the few surviving historical literature detailing about the Mongolians existence. The author is not known and even if people date it back to the year 1240, the real date when it was written and the literatures original title is still a debatable matter. Nevertheless, irrespective of these uncertainties, one thing is known to be for sure; the secret history of the Mongols is a piece of literary works that bears a lot of importance in literature and history....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Secret Eyes Are Always Watching You - The technological means like CCTV camera, private security and the equipment and technology keeping watch on us have left no room in making a deep indentation into our privacy. Be it the matter of security on the borders, public places or be it the isolated situate, secret eyes are omnipresent everywhere. Terrorism for that matter has not made us alert, but it has deprived for sure of our easy breathing. Read on further to know how the secret eyes are watching you everywhere you go. Such unwanted things are getting included in our lifestyle in a faster pace which is taking away our privacy from us....   [tags: security, camera, privacy] 996 words
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Perspective of Women in the novel The Secret Agent - Women living in London in the late 19th and early 20th century, did not have the choices of the 21st century women. Women had little chance of evading their societal approved destiny that consisted of marrying young, stay at home and raise a family. Despite the fact that change was on the horizon and many women took to finding work in factories and other domestic work, most women still had to rely on men for financial security and stability. Joseph Conrad portrays a woman who is very strategic and complex in her actions which places her in multiple roles....   [tags: joseph conrad, women roles, women rightts]
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