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Fate in The Sign of the Four and She - Fate in The Sign of the Four and She In life, it doesn't matter where you start, nor necessarily how you live, because in the end, fate will triumph over all obstacles and place you where you were destined to be.  Every individual has had some type of experience with an unexplainable force; on a larger scale, for instance, living through a physical disability or coping with the death of a loved one, but many times, on a smaller scale, fate mysteriously operates in everyday activities and situations.  The way in which fate functions in both extremes is undoubtedly unexplainable; however, the path in which fate designs for every person is predetermined and unavoidable.  It matters n...   [tags: Sign She] 1731 words
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The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four - The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four The hero cannot progress without curiosity.  However, curiosity can turn into a dangerous obsession.  There are many good examples of this throughout Victorian literature.  Literary works such as She by H. Rider Haggard and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, reflect the curious mind at work using scientific exploration to achieve the goal of solving the mystery, but attempting to solve the mystery poses dangers to the protagonists that, at first, they are unaware of.  The curious mind, seeking discovery, eventually sees the dangers but does not turn back.  The mystery has become an obsession to the curious mind, and f...   [tags: she four] 1911 words
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The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four - The Language of Male Supremacy in She and The Sign of Four These days we have to be extremely careful when we write or speak.  In fact, at times it seems as if we must communicate as if tip toeing through a veritable minefield of the dangerous misinterpretations of our words.  Since many words and phrases can be construed or misconstrued as offensive, there is a heightened sensitivity to the use of language.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  We certainly need to live in world where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and our use of language should reflect this ideal.  Most of us would not intentionally offend a person from a different race, culture, or creed, but...   [tags: She Four] 1335 words
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The Science of Deduction in Doyle’s The Sign of Four - “Deduction” is the word Sherlock Holmes uses to describe the detection skills he possesses. Throughout Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, the reader witnesses his skills in crime solving via detecting, and shares the amazement John Watson feels every time these “deduction moments” occur. However, these moments are not as incredible as they seem, and that “deduction” have been practiced by people that engage in textual practice and close reading. In order to understand the similarity between Sherlock Holmes’ deduction process and making a close reading, its steps must be examined....   [tags: reader, detection, logic]
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Assessing the Significance of the Cityscape to the Narrative of Detection: The Sign of Four, and Farewell, My Lovely - The Sign of Four is a detective novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was published in 1890. It is Conan Doyle’s second novel to feature detective Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a master detective, known for his deduction skills, disguises and most importantly, his use of the city as means of solving mysteries. The cityscape plays a significant role in the narrative of The Sign of Four. Conan Doyle uses real places found in London in The Sign of Four. It gives the novel a degree of realism, and Holmes the detective appears genuine to the reader....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Los Angeles]
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Comparing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of Four - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “has left such a deeply painful impression on my heart that I do not know how I am ever to turn it again” -- Valdine Clemens That which is willed and that which is wanted can be as different as the mind and the heart.  The Victorian age in English Literature is known for its earnest obedience to a moralistic and highly structured social code of conduct; however, in the last decade of the 19th Century this order began to be questioned.  So dramatic was the change in thought that Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four - Anxiety and Drug Use in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sign of the Four The life experiences and writings of the Victorians are peppered with anxiety.  External influences such as sweeping change or fear of change can produce unease, as seen in the their anxious attitude toward Darwinism and colonialization, which greatly influenced the political, spiritual, and psychological landscape of nineteenth century England.  However, for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1564 words
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Use of Imagination in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four -    While reading Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four, I found myself impatiently competing against Mr. Utterson and Sherlock Holmes to find out the solutions to the crimes.  Stevenson and Doyle cleverly use the imagination of their protagonists to display through fictional literature the concern late Victorians felt about the rise of a new science.  The characters of Utterson and Holmes resemble each other in their roles as objective observers who use imagination to create a picture in the reader's mind about the narrative.               In Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Dual-Self Characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four - Dual-Self Characters in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four The character, Jekyll/Hyde, from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Lewis Stevenson, and the characters Bartholomew and Thaddeus Sholto from A Study in Scarlet and Sign of Four, written by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, exhibit dual-self characteristics. The Jekyll/Hyde and Sholto twin characters have many strong similarities as well as distinct but related differences.  Interestingly, many of the areas of differences are ultimately the most vital aspects of the characters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Four Seasons Analysis - It’s the year 2000, and a familiar song is being re-imagined by a French rapper. This is soon interrupted by Tommy DeVito, explaining that the 1975 song “oh what a night” by the Four Seasons, of which he was a member, is, in the year 2000, topping the charts in France for ten straight weeks. The setting then moves to 1950’s New Jersey where a teenage Tommy, looking to start a band with some of his Jersey buddies, discovers an angelic-voiced 15 year old named Frankie Castellucio. Before long, they form an unsuccessful group with the help of another kid from their working-poor New Jersey neighborhood, Nick Massi....   [tags: tommy devito, four seasons, castellucio] 1032 words
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Theory of Sign - To understand how sign functions, semiosis, Morris proposes four elements: Sign vehicle (S), Designatum (D), and Interpretant and interpreter (I). "The mediators are sign vehicles; the taking-account-of are interpretants; the agents of the process are interpreters; what is taken account of are designata" (Morris, 19). Those elements of semiosis become the foundation of branches of linguistics and basic elements of language. The branches of linguistics are semantics is the study of sign in its relation to designatum, pragmatics the study of sign in relation to interpreter, and syntactics the study of sign in relation to other signs....   [tags: Communication, Signs] 1287 words
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Theory of Sign - To understand how signs function, semiosis, Morris proposes four elements: Sign vehicle (S), Designatum (D), and Interpretant and interpreter (I). "The mediators are sign vehicles; the taking-account-of are interpretants; the agents of the process are interpreters; what is taken account of are designata" (Morris, 1972: 19). Those elements of semiosis become the foundation of branches of linguistics and basic elements of language. The branches of linguistics are semantics is the study of sign in its relation to designatum, pragmatics the study of sign in relation to interpreter, and syntactics the study of sign in relation to other signs....   [tags: Charles Morris, Semiosis]
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Sign Language Recognition - ... Feed forward BPN was used in [14] for the classification of static gestures involving alphabets of ASL with recognition accuracy of 92.78%. FSM was used in [5] for the recognition of both static and dynamic gestures of ASL. The accuracy obtained for dynamic gesture was 61.33% and for static gestures 62.49% HMM classifier was used in [2] for the dynamic gesture recognition involving 60 different dynamic gestures. Recognition was performed using the Viterbi algorithm to estimate maximum likelihood state sequences....   [tags: Principle Component Analysis, Wavelet Transform] 2070 words
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Sign Language Teacher - Being a sign language teacher for high school or college seems like a very broad topic to me. The more I think about it, the more profound it seems. I don't feel it's set in stone that I want to be a sign language teacher, but I feel it would be a good foundation so if I wanted to do a different field I could do so easily. I'm sure there is a lot of work that needs to be done to even qualify for a sign language teacher. I need to have the ability to work in all kinds of environment, be it school, work, and every day situations as well as being fully informed in my special field....   [tags: work, qualify, foundation]
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Personal Narrative: The Sign - One could say I had lived in “the bad area of town.” Maybe I did, I don’t really think of it like that. I considered my home, my neighbors, my community, wonderful. My parents didn’t like visiting very often. Corrupted by the stereotypes of society that suggested living in a neighborhood with people unlike my parents was actually a shameful act. It made them frown upon my way of living. Where I resided, was quite progressive. Some locals were like me, free-spirited individuals who, after college, chose to live in a more unorthodox way than we were raised....   [tags: corrupted stereotypes, society] 691 words
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Matthew 12:38-42, The Demand for a Sign - “Those who acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah will inherit the kingdom of God” (Harrington 10). Those who acknowledge Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament will be saved and be granted eternal life in Heaven. Those who reject him will be condemned. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus teaches of the Kingdom of Heaven by placing “Jesus of Nazareth within the traditions of God’s chosen people and showing how this same Jesus burst the bonds of those traditions and brought them to fulfillment” (Harrington 7)....   [tags: christianity, Jesus, God]
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Repetition and the Split of Sign - We follow Lacan and return to Freud, only to find ourselves arriving at the knowledge that the unconscious operates like translating without the original text. There goes a process of representing activity in which we achieve a representation without knowing what is the "represented." Lacan leads us back to so many of Freud's decisive terms, thereby prefiguring the way those terms slip away from the grasp of traditional conceptual discourse. In The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis we are told that "the unconscious is structured like language" (FFC 20)....   [tags: Linguistics] 2968 words
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The Four Idols - It could be possible that humans are not capable of perceiving the truth. In "The Four Idols" according to Bacon, ". . . the human understanding is like a false mirror. . ." (Bacon 582). If this is correct, then people basically live in false reality. Humans are affected by what they believe in. Bacon states, ". . . [t]here are four classes of idols which beset men's minds" (582).The Idols of the Tribe, the Idols of the Cave and the Idols of the Marketplace strongly imply that our senses are prone to weakness (582)....   [tags: Bacon] 632 words
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The Four Types of Parenting Styles - With over three hundred million Americans and over six billion people worldwide parenting skills are essential to maintain a healthy society. Parenting involves many aspects and requires many skills. It is a time to nurture, instruct, and correct to develop fundamental skills children will need to be mature, responsible, and contributing adults to a society. There are four commonly identified parenting styles; authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved parenting. Of the four parenting styles, two remain on opposite ends of the parenting spectrum....   [tags: Classification Essays] 882 words
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The Four Theories of Presidential Power - There are four theories of presidential power. Each of the four theories describes the nature and scope of presidential power in a different view. Constitutional Theory: Holds that Article II of the constitution contains a record of executive powers and the president must be prepared at all times to justify his or her actions either on the basis of the record of the powers contained in Article II or on implied powers (Mason & Stephenson, 2012). Stewardship Theory: Implies that the president is a “steward of the people” and is deemed responsible to do anything that the needs of the nation deem necessary unless it is in violation of the constitution (Mason & Stephenson, 2012)....   [tags: control, war, inherent]
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The Four Types of Stress - Stress is not something to be avoided. Everyone feels stressed from time to time and it depends on people that may feel stress in different ways. Not all stress is bad but it depends on how peoples take it. The words “stress” is something all of us have experienced but it seems that there are many different definitions used by psychologist, medics, management consultants or others. Psychologists describe stress as “demands of life” which pointed out as “stressors” and stress is the cause of the worn out tissue of our body (Meenakshisundaram, 2012, p.101)....   [tags: eustress, acute stress, episode acute, chronic] 1011 words
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Discussing The Four Intellectual Development Disorders - 1. Describe the characteristics of a typical person for each of the four levels of intellectual developmental disorder (mild, moderate, severe and profound). 549-550 (299) When discussing the four intellectual development disorders we first need to know what each level is. The first level is mild( IQ 50-70) this level is also known as the educable level because the individual can benefit from schooling and can normal support there selves as adults. The individual who has this level usually demonstrates typical language, social, and play skills but they need assistance when in duress especially when academic and social demands present their self....   [tags: autism, behavioral problems, ADHD]
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Four Images Between Two Impossibilities - Didi-Huberman situates the four images taken from Auschwitz between two impossibilities. These two impossibilities come from the unimaginable and unrepresentable character of the event that took place in Auschwitz. This unrepresentability is achieved through the actions of the S.S. to conceal the extermination of the Jew as a state secret. The system of exterminating the Jew is described as the machine by Didi-Huberman, aimed to destroy the Jew and eliminate any chance to represent the genocide....   [tags: Didi-Huberman, Auschwitz]
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How Technology is Used for Evil in George Orwell’s 1984 - From telephones and computers to digital cameras and GPS systems, it is clear that the expansion of technology has developed rapidly throughout the years. Every year there seems to be new and appealing innovations taking over the market. Whether it is a new camera model or a cell phone that fits in the palm of your hand, we notice how much technology can advance in only a couple of years - sometimes even months. It has always been a question if perhaps these new forms of technology are rotting our brains and making us become more dependent on them; it is hard to think where technology will take us years from now....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four,] 845 words
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Four Sides of Shakespeare's The Tempest - Four Sides of The Tempest 1 "They all enter the circle which Prospero had made, and there stand charm'd" In the First Folio edition of The Tempest, at the climax of the action, Shakespeare instructs that the magician Prospero inscribe a magic circle on the bare Elizabethan stage into which all the various characters of the action will be drawn: sage and fool, monarch and savage, clown and lover, young and old, cynic and innocent. It is as if Shakespeare, through Prospero, has assembled a representative sample of divided humanity, and brought them together deliberately to re-enact the oldest of rituals and the most insistent themes of history and of psycholo...   [tags: Tempest essays] 1142 words
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Benefits of the Four Day School Week - The John Doe School District of Little Town, Colorado is a rural district with an enrolment of a little under 1,000 students. Houses in the area are few and far apart; buses have to drive, on average, nearly 900 miles a day. All forms of travel require a large part of the day, and students and teachers have to miss a large part of the school day to attend to personal appointments in the larger city of Hugeville. With a small population, the district has trouble finding substitute teachers on short notice....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]
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The Four Main Approaches to Defining Abnormality - The Four Main Approaches to Defining Abnormality The statistical approach to defining abnormality analyses data collected from a population of people, and highlights rare and un-typical behaviour, which is then labelled abnormal. For a certain behaviour to be labelled ‘normal’ in a statistical point of view, it needs to be an average behaviour performed by the population in question. This is why labelling behaviours from culture to culture and place-to-place is very hard, as different places have different standards and morals to which you are expected to abide by....   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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Four Months with Their Original Name: September, October, November, and December - September September is the first of four months of the year that still has its original name after the Latin word for the number seven 'septem'. September is the seventh month of the old Roman calendar and that name has not changed when Julius Caesar made January the first month, which moved September to the ninth month of the year. The Anglo-Saxon name for September was Gerstmonath, Gerste being the Germanic word for barley, which was usually harvested during this month. September is the time of giving thanks to the gods and goddesses that ensured the harvest so far....   [tags: Latin, topaz, sapphire, calendula, chrysanthenum]
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The Hyades Constellation - Perhaps the simplest constellation of the four original Greek constellations is the Hyades. One of the first mentions of the Hyades is found in Works and Days by Homer, as a seasonal signal to farmers. Farmers were told “... when the... Hyades... begin to set... remember to plough...” (Hesiod 612-613). The myth is that the Hyades are believed to be the daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra and the sisters of the Pleiades (Britannica School). After nursing the god Dionysus as a baby, they were rewarded though immortality in the stars (Britannica School)....   [tags: one of the four original Greek constellations]
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To Sign, or Not to Sign - In “The Day Language Came into My Life”, Helen Keller recalled the time she learned how to use sign language. As an infant, Helen had the ability to both see and hear, but at eighteen months old, she suffered from a severe illness that caused her to lose her seeing and hearing abilities, thus making her both blind and deaf. Three months before she turned seven, Helen’s parents hired Ms. Anne Sullivan to teach her sign language, and show Helen the world around her. Frustration ensued between Helen trying to learn sign language, and Ms....   [tags: Hellen Keller, sign language, communication]
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Status of New Generation Women : Sign of Emancipation or Degradation? -From an Analysis of Chetan Bhagat’s Novels - Chetan Bhagat is a fascination for the youngsters as he writes about the issues that they are grappling with. The social milieu as depicted in the novels of Chetan Bhagat is alarming with the crumbling of moral values. As the youth in his novels move into a new millennium, they find themselves in a crucial point to decide whether to carry on the glorious past values of the country or to adopt the new culture endorsed in the name of westernization and globalization. They call themselves modern but they fail to understand that they cannot surpass the engrained ideologies of the past....   [tags: Literary Review, Social Rituals]
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The History of the Sign for Addition - The earliest history of plus sign (+) we can trace is Egyptian hieroglyphic. The sign for addition was represented as a pair of legs walking in the direction of the text, neither left nor right . Because Egyptian could be written either from right to left or left to right. In Italy, the symbol plus (+) were adopted by the astronomer Christopher Clavius. The first person who may have used the plus (+) sign as an abbreviation was the astronomer Nicole Oresme’s, the author of the book” The Book of the Sky and the World” in 14th century....   [tags: plus, addition, sign] 910 words
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The Development of American Sign Language - The development of American Sign Language in the United States dates back to as early as the 1600s. On Martha’s Vineyard there was a relatively large Deaf population due to genetics and heredity. This was thought to trace back to the first people of the land, who traveled from Massachusetts and carried this genetic deafness with them. Because there were so many people that were deaf living there, it was extremely common for all people, deaf and hearing, to learn their own version of sign language....   [tags: Sign Language History]
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Four Years of Building a Railroad: The Life of a Chinese Worker - Zhang David Tsao was suffering from hard labor, physical pain and mental torture. He wondered how the white men could face themselves in their posh, round mirrors, after treating the Chinese with utmost disrespect. After two years of working on the Canadian Pacific Railway following multiple attempts to run away, Zhang regretted that he had come to Canada for money. His family in China was suffering from ailments and poverty. His parents- Feng and Jia Tsao- were long dead. They were rich and wealthy, but due to the 1870 flooding of the Yangtze River, they lost their most of their rice farms, with the exception of one....   [tags: personal narrative] 1227 words
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Uses of Fingerspelling and American Sign Language - American Sign Language is the visual language that has been created by the deaf in this country. For those with a limited knowledge of deaf culture or American Sign Language (ASL), fingerspelling may be a foreign concept. Fingerspelling is the act of using the manual alphabet of ASL to spell a word or phrase. All fingerspelling is done with the dominant hand, as are one-handed signs, and is ideally done in the area between the shoulder and the chin on the same side as the dominant hand. This skill serves many purposes and functions in ASL conversation....   [tags: sign language, deaf, fingerspelling] 1225 words
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