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The Concept of Virtue Illustrated in The Sword in the Stone - Justice, freedom, righteousness, when we think of these words we don't think of what makes them, no not the definition, the true meaning. Something noble and honorable, in our culture we think of doing the right thing, being virtuous. What exactly is the "right" thing. What can be considered virtuous. Human kind has struggled with these questions since the beginning of time. In fact, the Wart finds out that every species has struggled with the very same universal riddles. Our story begins with the tench....   [tags: The Sword in the Stone] 690 words
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The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend - The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend King Arthur and the knights of the round table belong to a long line of books and stories of the Arthurian legend. Merlin, Lancelot, The lady of the lake, King Arthur, and Excaliber are all very important in the Arthurian legend. In this essay we will talk about King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and Merlin in the famous story, The sword in the stone.      The Sword in the stone is a book about an adopted child named wart. He is of royal blood and does not know this....   [tags: Arthurian Legend Sword Stone Essays]
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Free College Essays - The Sword In The Stone - The Sword In The Stone: Kay Gets What He Deserves At the end of The Sword in the Stone, it is true that Kay does receive the `rough end' of the deal because he, being the son of a noble and a knight, and the Wart, comparatively nothing but a squire to Kay became the King of England when Kay thought himself more qualified and better for the postition. However, throughout the Boy's childhood, Kay maintained the dominant position in their relationship. I think that it is only fair that in the end, justice is served and theWart gets to rule over Kay....   [tags: Sword in the Stone Essays] 445 words
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The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White - It’s everywhere. It surrounds me and tracks me down like an unyielding shadow. I often ponder about this magical illusion that I am enveloped in, and find myself dumbfounded with the outcome. What is it. How can I rid of this “thing'; that tugs on my sleeve and has me tied down relentlessly. There’s no explanation, it’s just there. Itlingers mysteriously above my head as if a lonely moon hung high in the midnight sky,illuminating a faint glimmer of mist above the surface of the dark pool water....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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The Sword in the Stone: Disney's Version vs. T.H. White - The story of King Arthur is widely known, either his beginnings told in The Sword in the Stone or how he led the Knights of the Round Table. While there are many version of his story T. H. White’s written version and Disney’s animated version of The Sword in the Stone are two of the most recognized versions. Most movies have the ability to embody the original intent of the book they were based upon. Disney’s movie version of T. H. White’s rendition of The Sword in the Stone, however, while portraying the correct story, does not truly convey enough elements of White’s version to be effective in telling the original story....   [tags: film, literature, King Arthur]
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Sword in the Stone by T. H. White, Bill Peet - In the story “Sword in the Stone” the Wart learns some valuable life educating lessons that will help him in the long run. When Sir Ector, and his friend, Sir Grummore Grummursum are at the drinking port they decide they should go on a quest to find a tutor for his sons, the Wart and Kay. A new tutor was needed since their old tutor went crazy. It was a busy time of the year and Sir Ector did not have the time to find a tutor. After a day of difficult working in the hay fields the Wart and Kay decide to go hawking....   [tags: warts, king arthur] 690 words
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A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel - A Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel is one of the most acclaimed Canadian novels of all time. In this novel, the most prevailing theme is that of pride; this is seen predominantly through the protagonist, Hagar, but also through other characters, such as Jason Currie. As John Moss states, "What gives Margaret Laurence's vision the resonant dimensions of universal truth is the…interlacing of the destructive and constructive effects of (Hagar's) recalcitrant pride…Pride is a double-edged sword." Indeed, her great pride helps her to cope with the many difficulties she faces throughout her life....   [tags: Stone Angel] 3305 words
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The Legend of King Arthur - ... Merlin went to the archbishop of Canterbury and counseled him to gather all the great Lords in London at the upcoming Christmas celebration. There at St. Paul’s cathedral, a miracle would occur that would reveal the identity of the rightful King. After the great congregation of Lords, Thomas Malory noticed something strange in the church courtyard. “ a great stone four feet- square, like marble stone, and in the midst there of was an anvil of steel, a foot of high, and therein stuck a fair sword that said thus: whose pullet out this sword out of this stone and anvil is rightly King of all England.” Many mighty men tried to pull the sword out from the stone but none could take the weapon...   [tags: Wizard, Sword]
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Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword - Slavery: The Double-Edged Sword To be black is to be naturally inferior; this was the mindset of the American South in the beginning of the 19th century. African Americans were confined to slavery with no means to change their situation or to escape the abuse that often accompanied their position. Slaves endured all forms of physical and mental punishment whose sole purpose was to keep them inferior to their white suppressors. Slaves were maintained through ignorance; they had their self-identity stolen from them and were kept illiterate to prevent them from questioning what power kept them oppressed and to prevent them from spreading word of the brutalities they faced....   [tags: Douglas, Blight, early American history]
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Arthur: Myth, Legend, or Man - King Arthur: myth, legend, hero or man. The mythical King Arthur is known as the man who became a king by pulling a sword, Excalibur, from a stone. The legendary King Arthur was thought to have had a table that he and his knights would gather around and it was round. Legend has it that King Arthur had commissioned Merlin, a powerful wizard, to design and enchant the table. This made way for the legend of “the knights of the round table”. The stories told about Arthur have evolved throughout the years, but was there a “real” Arthur....   [tags: King Arthur, Sword, Excalibur]
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A Feminist Analysis of Snow, Fire, Sword - Snow, Fire, Sword is an epic fantasy novel written by Sophie Masson. It tells about the quest of the main characters of the story, Dewi and Adi, for Snow, Fire, Sword which is the only thing that can save Jayangan from the terror of the Hantumu. While other novels of the same genre rarely portray the importance of women, this novel, on the contrary, shows the great value of women’s contribution to the success in the quest journey. The passivity, weakness, and little contribution of the male characters in the story (especially the main male character Adi), compared to the activeness, power, and great contribution of the female characters, make the main female character Dewi appear to be the h...   [tags: literary analysis, sophie masson]
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Green Stone - During the opening years of the seventeenth century, Europe was gripped by Reformation and Counter-Reformation, when Catholics and Protestants persecuted one another with equal fervour. England was ruled by a Protestant regime, and in 1605 a group of oppressed Catholic landowners hatched a plot to kill the king, James I, during the state opening of parliament on 5 November. The plan, conceived by the Midland Catholics Robert Catesby and Thomas Wyntour, was to blow up the Houses of Parliament with dozens of barrels of gunpowder....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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Dragon Rider: Fredgar - Fredgar The night was going to be warm; already it was evening and still quite hot. The sun created a wonderful display in the sky—it had turned it all golden and peach colored with a few gray streaks of thick, fluffy clouds. Florine hadn't been able to convince Viral to come, and continue Armaila and Perpulas training. Armaila was sorry Viral hadn't come, even though she now trusted in Florines ability to do a fine job. Florine sat by the cooking fire—she was sharping her sword. Armaila hadn't noticed her do that since the Captron....   [tags: training, sword, decision, rider] 651 words
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A Comparison of the Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems - The Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems         Is the sword mentioned only in Beowulf or is it a common element in all Anglo-Saxon poetry. Is the sword described the same way as in Beowulf.   In “Beowulf and Archaeology” Catherine M. Hills states: “The most important weapon referred to in Beowulf is the sword” (305). In the poem lines 1557 ff. tell the poet’s description of the sword Beowulf finds in the mere:   Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than any othe...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Stubborn Pride in The Stone Angel - In the novel there is mention of the war cry of the Curries, “Gainsay who dare!” (15). Such a translation may be "Oppose me (us) if you dare to." There is a very predominant theme of stubborn pride in The Stone Angel, which makes the novel sententious to its readers. Pride refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, or object that one identifies with. Proud comes from late Old English prud, probably from Old French prude "brave, valiant"....   [tags: essays research papers] 898 words
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The Stone of Eternal Power - Original Writing - The Stone of Eternal Power - Original Writing Despite being terrified, I was standing up straight wearing my neatest clothes, ready to knock on the huge wooden door. My legs were trembling with fear, why would a poor old man invite me to this creepy cottage. He said he had important news to tell me, he told me that I was brave enough to do something for him (but what could it be?) also there was something very mysterious, he was covering his face with some kind of cloth, why would he do that....   [tags: Papers] 572 words
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Lawrence Stone, The family, sex and marriage in England 1600-1800 - Lawrence Stone’s book ‘The family sex and marriage in England 1600-1800’ is one of controversy and contrasting opinions about marriage in the medieval era. As a medievalist historian, Stone puts forward a conflicting perspective when it comes to the medieval family unit in providing a new interpretation of the medieval family unit. In producing such a notorious argument, Stone provided the beginnings of the debate that has now surrounded the medieval family. His work, has had a mixed reception in the history community sporting conflicting ideas about his distant view on marriage....   [tags: Lawrence Stone]
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The Cave of Stone Beauty - A magnificent array of stone cut sculptures, spectacular detail work and the greatest architectural marvel of its time. Exotic Basalt elephants, dancing dwarves, and superb friezes running parallel to the stone Buddha carved in precision. Depictions of various deities in their abodes and scenes from s India’s epic poetry appear within the stone. Water falls trickle in the spring as ancient river beds fill up and cascade down on top of ancient lava flows. Three religions have made their mark on the basaltic land of the Ellora Caves....   [tags: Stone Cut Sculptures, Architectural Marvel]
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The Tragic Life of Hagar Depicted in Margaret Lawrence's The Stone Angel - In the novel, The Stone Angel, by Margaret Lawrence, the author constructs the main character, Hagar, with a deep, unique personality. The journey through Hagar’s life begins in a cemetery in the summer where the blossoms hanged, the disrespectful wind blew, and once and a while, the scent of the cowslips would rise. The flowers and graveyard seem to act as a parallel between the good and bad events of Hagar’s life. Margaret Lawrence describes the struggles and obstacles this tragic hero has to face through the mistakes of the past and the problems of the present....   [tags: The Stone Angel] 941 words
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Palestinian Stone Exports Communication and Cultural Barriers - ... This study found that the exporters’ cultural sensitivity positively affects the quality of a relationship between exporters and importers. The exporter’s efforts to sensitize with partners’ cultures would result in the partners’ beliefs that the exporter is willing to adapt and behave appropriately towards exchange partners’ cultures. Secondly, ethnocentrism negatively affects cultural sensitivity and the quality of relationship between exporters and importers. Exporters with a high level of ethnocentrism would keep their own judgment and are unwilling to acquire the cultural norms from exchange that are considered to be different to theirs....   [tags: companies, stone and marble sector]
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The Character of Hagar in The Stone Angel - The Character of Hagar in The Stone Angel Death is a subject that everyone fears because they associate death with their end and not a new beginning. In The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, Hagar is no different. When she faces the reality of the implications of growing old she is faced with a journey, not one of her choice but one of destiny. Through her journey Hagar goes through the five different stages leading up towards death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance....   [tags: Stone Angel]
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The Imagery of the Stone Angel - The Imagery of the Stone Angel In her novel, The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence successfully uses the statue of the stone angel to represent the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that results from refusing to consider any other point of view than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her....   [tags: Stone Angel] 811 words
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The Stone Angel - Theme of Pride - The Stone Angle - Theme of Pride Short Summation of Pride-Related Occurrences: The first reference to pride is in the second sentence of the novel: Hagar describes the Stone Angel as "my mother's angel that my father bought in pride to mark her bones and proclaim his dynasty…" (3). Hagar's father was a very proud man, a trait that was passed on to his daughter, and he takes great pride in this "terribly expensive" statue, which "had been brought from Italy" … "and was pure white marble" (3)....   [tags: Stone Angel] 649 words
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Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel - Flower Imagery in The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses flower imagery in her novel The Stone Angel to represent Hagar's way of life. There are two types of flowers, wild and civilized. These two types of flowers are associated with the educated, controlled way of life and the material way of life. In summer the cemetery was rich and thick as syrup with the funeral-parlor perfume of the planted peonies, dark crimson and wallpaper pink, the pompous blossoms hanging leadenly, too heavy for their light stems, bowed down with the weight of themselves and the weight of the rain, infested with upstart ants that sauntered through the plush petals as though to the manner born ....   [tags: Stone Angel] 750 words
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The Importance of the Title of Stone Angel - The Importance of the Title of Stone Angel Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel is the story of Hagar Shipley's life, told entirely by Hagar through her memories and thoughts. Though she remembers her past with vivid detail, she has trouble with the happenings of the present. Hagar at ninety is a proud and strong woman suffering from the unjustness of old age. Once proud and independent, she now needs to be taken care of by her son Marvin, who she never loved. As the book begins, the readerÕs first glimpse is of that of the stone angel....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 548 words
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Isolation and Emptiness Illustrated in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Berriault's The Stone Boy - Nowadays, many well-known stories have touched the theme of isolation as it becomes the most prevalent problem that can not be easily resolved in people’s lives. As a matter of fact, both “Macbeth” by Shakespeare and “The Stone Boy” by Gina Berriault deal to some degree with the theme of isolation and emptiness. In “Macbeth” and “The Stone Boy”, Lady Macbeth and Arnold feel isolated because of the situation that does not give them the closeness they want, and they end up being not involved in the relationship they would like with their families even when reaches the very end of the story....   [tags: The Stone Boy, macbeth]
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The Shadow on the Stone by Hardy - The Shadow on the Stone by Hardy A man stands in front of a druid stone just as a reader stares at a brooding poem of love lost and fonder days remembered. “The Shadow on the Stone” gives insight into the psyche of Hardy after his first wife’s death, yet how does someone come to such a conclusion. Through the understanding of the strategic usage of several literary and poetic devices his audience is able to discern their pertinence to the comprehension of Hardy’s message. This poem is not necessarily difficult for the average reader to grasp, its value as a work of poetic prowess is found in the power of impression....   [tags: Shadow Stone Hardy Essays] 1077 words
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The Role of Women in The Stone Diaries - The Role of Women in The Stone Diaries      Gender inequities have existed since the beginning of time.  The various roles assigned to men and women in society have served to perpetuate differences that even until the present have not been overcome.  These gender differences are evident in The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.  Initially the main character, Daisy Goodwill, is a pathetic, weak woman whose only joy comes from appreciating the small things in life.  After a series of personal events, she changes dramatically and becomes a stronger individual.  Daisy’s continual need for self-reliance is fulfilled by the changing society around her....   [tags: Stone Diaries Essays]
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Plot Develops The Meaning Of The Title In The Stone Angel - Plot Develops The Meaning Of The Title In The Stone Angel In The Stone Angel, Margaret Lawrence portrays a woman attempting to understanding herself and her life. Hagar is the narrator of the book. She is ninety, and is trying to avoid an old aged home where her son Marvin, and Marvin’s wife Doris want to put her. During this her attempt to move to Shadow Point and live alone, Hagar remembers the many parts of her life and her life story is revealed to the reader in that fashion....   [tags: Stone Angel] 841 words
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Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment - Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment        Since the commencement of our world, there have been those such as Hitler, Einstein and Hitchcock, whose very name stands apart from the masses; their distinct aura symbolized something far greater than just a simple human life.  Such a statement can be applied to Hagar Shipley, the protagonist from the novel The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence, and hold true.  Hager is a unique character, whose essence rises above others, such that after understanding the journey of her life, her first name evokes a series of emotion within the reader.  Due to her crass nature and uncompromising pride, one questions if the prestigious backgroun...   [tags: Stone Angel]
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The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence - The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel is a compelling journey of flashbacks seen through the eyes of Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman nearing the end of her life.  In the novel, Margaret Laurence, uses the stone angel to effectively symbolize fictional characters.   The term symbolism in its broadest sense means the use of an object to stand for something other than itself.  In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to sybmolize the Currie family values and pride and in particular, the pride and cold personality traits of Hagar Shipley.  There are three primary areas where the stone angel is used to symbo...   [tags: Stone Angel Margaret Laurence Essays]
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The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel - The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel The statue of the stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that comes from constantly refusing to see things from another point of view other than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her. Hagar describes Mrs....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 807 words
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Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - An Analysis of the Character Hagar in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel The main character in the novel The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence, is a character who possesses incredible depth. Hagar is an old women who has never lost her spirit and free will. Hagar is still being faced with obstacles which she must fight to overcome. Since Hagar is a character who is not perfect, the audience is capable of relating to her. The tragic hero through his struggle and the recognition of his own shortcomings reveal man's essential or potential nobility, and we are ennobled, uplifted by the spectacle....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays]
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Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel In the novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces a character who seems to evolve her life around biblical imagery. Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman, does not accept things easily, like life. Hagar is recognized as a biblical imagery because of her name. "Hagar" is introduced and recognized in the Old Testament as the Egyptian hand-maiden of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. By reason Sarah was unable to provide offsprings for Abraham....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 787 words
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Globalization - A Two Edged Sword - In all aspects of the Universe there are opposite forces that work against each other for good and for bad. In Physics there is cause and effect, in nature death must occur to sustain life, and in Globalization some parties will benefit while others will endure misfortunes. In all of these examples if one aspect is mismanaged it could negatively impact the balance that so closely depends on each other for success. In Globalization these misfortunes are made very apparent if they are mismanaged which could result in deadly consequences....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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The Importance of the Cell Phone Age: From Stone Age to Phone Age by Barbara Ehrenreich - In “From Stone Age to Phone Age”, Barbara Ehrenreich describes that cell phones are not well suited to her even though they are fashionable. In her article, she points out cell phones are not used to connect people to each other but to isolate them from a big group of people. I think cell phones are very important to our daily life because they are convenient to manage our lives. Moreover, from the earlier cell phone age to nowadays, cell phones have been developed a lot; today many fancy phones are displayed on the market....   [tags: From Stone Age to Phone Age, Barbara Ehrenreich, c]
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The Thre-Edged Sword: Abortion - ... They say that personhood begins at birth, not at conception.. They claim that fetuses are incapable of feeling pain when an abortion is performed. They claim that modern abortion procedures are safe and provide access to legal, professionally-performed abortions reduces injury and death caused by unsafe, illegal abortions. They believe that access to abortion is necessary because contraceptives are not always readily available, and motherhood must never be a punishment for having sexual intercourse....   [tags: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, somewhere in the middle]
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Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword - Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword It is commonly said that if you play too close with the fire, you are going to get burned. This generally means that if you live a dangerous lifestyle, then you will eventually falter and suffer the consequences. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are many cases where characters are killed because they lived a murderous lifestyle. Claudius murders his own brother and is then murdered himself. Laertes kills Hamlet but is killed himself before Hamlet dies....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays] 757 words
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Cartoons: A Double-Edged Sword? - Our children live in a world based on fantasy in a medium that most people have access to. This medium does not require complex skills to get information, which is why cartoons have become a double-edged sword. We know that cartoons are directed to children and therefore should have a positive influence on them, but this varies according to the programming and control of parents over their children. Most kids are pulled into the world of television long before they even enter school. In 2009, in an article written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), reported that every kid in America under the age of 6 watches an average of about 2 hours of screen media a day, primarily TV (1495-1...   [tags: Television]
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Tourism: A Double-Edged Sword - Tourism is something seen as common and in most cases, good for the economy as well as for a person in need of a vacation. From one person’s point of view, it would seem as if nothing was ever wrong with tourism. However, if one was to read A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, one might see a different approach to the idea of tourism. Through exploring the problems of the island of Antigua, Kincaid shows one the ways in which tourism obscures the island's struggles. In this sense, A Small Place tells one that tourism is a double-edged sword – while it provides money for the nation, it also exploits it....   [tags: tourism, antigua, jamaica kincaid]
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The Sword of Shannara - Book Review Writing for more then 28 years, author Terry Brooks has captured fantasy genre readers through his captivating series’. Most notably, The Sword of Shannara, lasted as a New York Times Best Seller for more then five months, and from there he has wrote sixteen others as well. Now he takes the reader even farther back, to the prequel of the classic Shannara series, First King of Shannara. This tale brings you a story of adventure, magic and myth that shows the secret evil that is slowly building throughout the land, and it’s up to four people of diverse races to stop it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
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Story of the Stone - Cao Xueqin’s Story of the Stone is a classic in Chinese literature, showcasing the life and exploits of the wealthy Jia clan during the feudal era. Through Cao’s depiction, the reader is afforded a glimpse into the customs and lifestyle of the time. Chinese mode of thought is depicted as it occurred in daily life, with the coexisting beliefs of Confucianism and Taoism. While the positive aspects of both ideologies are presented, Cao ultimately depicts Taoism as the paramount, essential system of belief that guides the character Bao-yu to his eventual enlightenment....   [tags: Chinese Literature] 1407 words
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The Horstmann 423 Civil War Sword - Thomas Smith is my great, great, great, grandfather that fought in the Civil War. In the Civil War many soldiers were issued swords, such as artillerymen, Cavalry men, and Musicians(Stoddard). Thomas Smith was a Civil War soldier in the 128th regiment of Pennsylvania, wounded and involved in the battle of Antietam and owned and fought with a sword as many others did in the Civil War. Thomas was a private in company C of the 128th regiment. This Regiment was organized in August of 1862 and Thomas was mustered in August 14th of 1862....   [tags: the Battle of Antietam, Thomas Smith]
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Avatar and Stone - Avatar followed the faint sound of music through the garage. He'd stuck his head in here months ago when Ophilia gave him the official tour; back then it was a large, sterile space with a few token shelving units and worktables. Now the shelves and work surfaces had multiplied and there was a whiff of oil and Lava in the air. At the far end of the garage, where the music became recognizable as Pink Floyd, the hoverbikes sat in a neat row, exciting and intimidating under their canvas coverings. Two bikes had been pulled out, apparently for service, and were partially disassembled....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2454 words
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The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord - The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord What does the word "terrorist" bring to mind. Without even seeing the accused, most people in this country automatically assume this person is Middle-Eastern and Muslim. Although Stern's Terror in the Name of God focuses mainly on Islamic terrorists, it begins by addressing terrorist acts of a more homegrown variety. Stern interviews American terrorists here in the United States. The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord or CSA, a group of radical Christians, became one of the "most violent white supremacist centers of the 1980s" (Phelps)....   [tags: CSA Identity Christianity Domestic Terrorism] 1170 words
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The Skystone and The Singing Sword - The Skystone and The Singing Sword Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty"(Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of characters and his ability to write strategically. Character development is an important element in a story because if readers feel strongly about the characters, they are interested in reading further, and are more apt to enjoy the novel....   [tags: Historical Novels Jack Whyte Essays]
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