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The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck, 1996 ed. - The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck, 1996 ed. Within each action, man places his own self-interest. The morals of this are continuously questioned, and throughout The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck explores both the traditional, Christian view and the natural view of the world and its corruption. He shows how Ethan Allen's life was that of a Christian, when he followed his morals, was very passive and generous, and even suffered and was a victim of betrayal. However, Steinbeck also shows that nature can take hold of a man, when Ethan's animalistic instincts and moral conflicts arise....   [tags: Steinbeck Winter Discontent] 1927 words
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A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent - A Race for Rats in The Winter of Our Discontent Some runners look only to the finish line, choosing to ignore what they step on or who they pass along the way. In The Winter of Our Discontent, Steinbeck portrays the dawning of a selfish American society concerned solely with winning personal races. Set in a small New England town during the early sixties, the story focuses on the life of Ethan Allen Hawley, an intelligent man with prestigious family history who is employed as a grocer to the dismay of members of his family and the community....   [tags: Winter of Our Discontent Essays] 844 words
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The Rise of Materialism Exposed in Winter of Our Discontent - The Rise of Materialism Exposed in Winter of Our Discontent John Steinbeck showed alarm and disapproval to the rise of materialism and the post-World War 2, capitalistic morals found in America during the 1960's. These views were expressed through various characters in his novel The Winter of Our Discontent . This book dealt with the downward spiral of a good man, Ethan Allen Hawley. Pressured on all sides by influences once considered immoral, but now accepted in the 1960's, Ethan, a grocery store clerk from a family of sea captains and wealthy businessmen, "...traded a habit of conduct and attitude for comfort and dignity and a cushion of security" (257)....   [tags: Winter Our Discontent] 911 words
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Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent - Moral Disintergration of America Exposed in The Winter of Our Discontent The Winter of Our Discontent The life of Ethan Allen Hawley, which had for so long held to an irrefutable ethical standard, was about to undergo an unexpected and irreversible change. Likewise he was not alone; progress was descending upon all of New Baytown like the jets which swarmed "with increasing regularity" (196) at the nearby Templeton airfield. With them was coming a new breed, more and more focused on material wealth rather than honesty and principle....   [tags: Winter Our Discontent] 993 words
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India's Winter of Discontent - India’s winter of discontent: Some feminist dilemmas in the wake of a rape (2013) is an article about the news-making Delhi rape case of December 2012. However, this article looks at the feminist response to rape and sexual assault and the dilemmas that it brings. Even though the authors talk about India, these narratives are very similar to the narratives of women of color universally. One of the major foci of the authors is to examine how the rape victim Jyoti Pandey’s identity shaped her rape into an international focus-grabbing incident....   [tags: feminist response to rape and sexual assault] 1033 words
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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck - Steinbeck: Behind The Discontent When reading The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck, several of the themes, motives, and characters spark an interest in the story’s background. The novel, concerned with the struggle between man and morals, constantly refers to the corruptness of American society, which is precisely indicative of the author’s actual experiences. In fact, Steinbeck’s epigraph states, “Readers seeking to identify the fictional people and places here described would do better to inspect their own communities and search their own hearts, for this book is about a large part of America today.” This statement suggests a degree of disapproval, which is also pointed out by t...   [tags: problematic friendships, morals, struggle]
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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck - Ethan Allen Hawley, of The Winter of Our Discontent, lived for many years in New Baytown as a man who wanted nothing more than to make his wife and children happy. He was a simple man created by John Steinbeck, who had as many men dreams. Dreams of money and power. Ethan may have had the money and power he wished for if it wasn’t for his father, who had lost the family fortune. As a consequence of this, he was forced to work as a grocery clerk for a living. He felt as if his wife was embarrassed to be married to such an indigent man....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1269 words
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Use of Aphorisms in Steinbecks "The Winter of Our Discontent" - In John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Winter of Our Discontent, one can find many general truths and principles, also known as aphorisms. Ethan Allen Hawley, the main character, seems to gift the reader with another aphorism at the turn of every page, but some of these sayings may be considered more remarkable than others. One of the more noteworthy aphorisms is a statement made by Ethan at the end of chapter 6: “To be alive at all is to have scars”. While this may not be the theme that Steinbeck concentrates on the most, it is surely one of the most important....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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A Study of Winter Poetry - I chose to study winter poetry because I often focus on the cold and harsh conditions, rather than the beauty present. These poems are excellent in making one see past the bleakness, and toward the magnificence of the dazzling light. The beginnings of both “Winter” and “The Winter’s Spring” mention the loneliness and coldness of winter. This helps the audience find common ground with the poet, since it is easier to see winter as ugly rather than beautiful. In “The Winter’s Spring”, “The winter comes; I walk alone” (1), asks the audience to follow as no one, but the author believes the in the beauty of winter....   [tags: Environment, Winter, Spring] 754 words
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The Controversial Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics - While the Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics may be bringing lots of joy and excitement to fans in Russia and around the world, many controversies arise as to whether the choice of location was the best pick. Be it because of the geographic setting, the biased laws, the extraordinary infrastructure cost, or the deteriorating situation, many fans and viewers agree that they are facing physical and mental difficulties in trying to understand why the 2014 Winter Olympics are held in Sochi. Sochi is not one of the most popular and interesting cities in Russia....   [tags: winter olympics, sochi, russia] 598 words
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Recurring Themes in Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - There are a couple of recurring themes in the book by Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Of these, two themes are “Despite how complicated a situation or problem gets, at the end, when it is solved, you are back at where you started” and “ When you are in love you see your loved one everywhere you go and in everything you do. The first theme is the one that encompasses the whole book, although it is more of a hidden one. At the beginning of the novel, the Reader buys the new book by Italo Calvino, also named as the title of this novel, and begins reading it....   [tags: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler] 618 words
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Tourism During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games - In 2003, Vancouver was awarded host city of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to take place in 2010. A worldwide event of such magnitude resulted in significant economic and social effects on Canada’s tourism industry and society as a whole. This essay will explore these effects, highlighting both the positive and negative effects of Olympic tourism on Vancouver. It will begin by deconstructing Vancouver’s promotional material of the Games, to reveal specific advertising intentions. Furthermore, it will draw upon relevant sociological theorists to critically analyze the phenomenon of a tourist event of such magnitude, and the social issues it can raise....   [tags: vancouver's tourism, winter games, olympics]
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The Destructive Nature of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitgerald’s Winter Dreams - The concept of the American dream has been related to everything from religious freedom to a nice home in the suburbs. It has inspired both deep satisfaction and disillusioned fury. The phrase elicits for most Americans a country where good things can happen. However, for many Americans, the dream is simply unattainable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green, a hardworking young man born into the middle class, becomes wrapped up in his pursuit to obtain wealth and status in his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis of Winter Dreams]
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The Power of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - The Power of The Winter's Tale        Many of Shakespeare's later plays broke with customs of genre. The Merchant of Venice has all the elements of a comedy, but deals with very grave matters and ends ambiguously. Pericles foreshadows the novel in its romantic plot and use of narration. Such plays challenged prevalent Renaissance literary theory which demanded fairly strict adherence to classical values of realism and unity. The Winter's Tale is a self-conscious violation of these expectations, and a jibe at the assumptions behind them....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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Analysis of A Black Birch in Winter - Analysis of A Black Birch in Winter This poem is extremely easy to understand if one understands the comparison being made. Although by saying that a tree may look old in the winter but it will appear reborn in the spring is what Wilbur is talking about, he is relating and comparing this to the life of an aging man. The poem states that "Old trees are doomed to annual rebirth, new wood, new life, new compass, and greater girth." This means that the tree will stretch and crack year after year to accommodate new growth....   [tags: Black Birch in Winter Essays] 658 words
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - The Characters of Hermione, Perdita, and Paulina in The Winters Tale Although Hermione is one of the main characters, we see very little of her in the play. She is horribly betrayed by her husband, but we never really see her feelings on the subject. In many other plays, Shakespeare uses asides and soliloquies to give insight into the characters mind. Hermione must be having complex and very troubling thoughts, but we never see them. Hermione is in Act I Scene ii where she plays the perfect royal hostess....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays] 832 words
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Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontent - Technology and Morals in Isben's An Enemy of the People and Freud's Civilization and its Discontents As technology increases do the morals of society degrade. This is a very scientific question to ask about quite an emotional subject. A scientist would ask for a set of data correlating points of increasing technology with corresponding points of moral standards. The brutal truth is that you can't know. No one can be certain about the moral standards of a people at a certain time in the past, let alone the present....   [tags: Enemy People Civilization Discontents]
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William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale In Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the playwright introduces his audience to a world blending natural imagery with that of ancient religion. Appearing as nature’s child, Perdita fails to realize her own identity and does not recognize that the flowers she describes mimic her own image. Just as gillyvors are a result of crossbreeding, the shepherdess is essentially one of nature’s bastards since she eventually discovers Porrus has been an adoptive father for her, and Leontes is her biological father....   [tags: William Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays] 1535 words
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The Voice of An Old Man's Winter Night - The Voice of "An Old Man's Winter Night" Perhaps the most haunting poem in Mountain Interval is "An Old Man's Winter Night," a poem about an old man dying in the wintry climate of New England and alone. Here, more so than in "The Oven Bird," the comfort of a warmly human subject is held out; no one who ever responded to a Norman Rockwell magazine cover could but be taken by the old man, alone in his house ("All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him"), unable to summon up the resources to hold the winter night at bay: What kept his eyes from giving back the gaze Was the lamp tilted near them in his hand....   [tags: Old Man's Winter Night] 849 words
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The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler - The Fairy-tale of If on a winter's night a traveler       In the past, fairy-tales have been a major form of writing for the great minds of the imaginative authors of the world. In search of cultural roots, much of Europe focused on its folktale and fairy-tales. However, Early Modern and Contemporary Italy took its tales and changed, manipulated, and combined them, having dissimilar concerns as the other societies of Europe. Influenced by his nation's overall approach to its heritage, Italo Calvino, in his novel If on a winter's night a traveler, is blatantly provided with a fundamental structure, plot, and theme through his use of the fairy-tale....   [tags: If on a winter's night a traveler]
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Forces of Nature in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - Forces of Nature in The Winter's Tale       "A sad tale's best for winter," young Mamillius declares (2.1, 25). So ominously begins Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, a story that the audience is immediately tempted to deem a tragedy. However, unlike many of Shakespeare's other later works, which accrue more and more tragedy as the play progresses, The Winter's Tale begins tragically, but concludes happily. The play contains strong elements of both comedy and tragedy, and the course appears to be dictated by the character's relationship with Nature or her representatives....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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The Importance of Time in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - The Importance of Time in The Winter's Tale   Leon. No foot shall stir. Paul. Music, awake her; strike. [Music] Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach; Strike all that look upon with marvel. Come. I'll fill your grave up: stir, nay, come away: Bequeath to death your numbness; for from him Dear life redeems you. You perceive she stirs: --The Winter's Tale (V.iii.98-103)   Unlike most of Shakespeare's earlier plays, The Winter's Tale moves from tragedy to comedy. The disastrous consequences of Leontes' jealousy and tyranny are resolved by the passing of time....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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Romance and Tragedy in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - Romance and Tragedy in The Winter's Tale      In The Winter's Tale, the line between romance and tragedy runs thin and almost blends together. The romantic ending would not be possible without the tragic beginning. For example, how could the romance between Leontes and Hermione take place in the end without the almost tragic mistake that Leontes makes in the first three acts of the play. Specific characters are responsible for the way the play turns out, with or without the help of the Fates....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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The Lion in Winter by James Goldman - The Lion in Winter by James Goldman      Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose.      Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry III, the rightful heir, died....   [tags: Lion Winter James Goldman Chess Essays] 1020 words
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Winter in the Blood by James Welch - Winter in the Blood by James Welch Winter in the Blood, a Native American novel written by James Welch, takes place on a cattle ranch in Montana, around 1970. On the surface, this is a story of a Blackfoot Indian sleepwalking through his life, tormented by visions, in search of a connection to his heritage. Welch's language is, at once, blunt and poetic, and the pictures it conjures are dreamlike and disquieting. Furthermore, the narrator of the novel is disheartened by the loss of his brother, Mose, and his father, First Raise ....   [tags: Native American Novels Winter in the Blood Essays] 1518 words
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The Connection between Civilization and Individuals in "Civilization and Its Discontents" by Sigmund Freud - In Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud writes primarily to examine the relationship between the individual and society. Through Freud's examination of the relationship, a deeper understanding of the complexity of mental life is realized. Freud begins to develop the relationship early in the work by depicting the most primitive realizations of self and the most primitive realizations of the external world. He further develops this relationship through the musing of sexual desire and its connections to love, which he claims, lead to the formation of families and then later groups of humanity that came to comprise civilization as a whole....   [tags: Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud, ] 584 words
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Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale - Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale In Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, we see a jealous king convinced he is search of the truth. He will expose his wife and her alleged philandering, but his determination to prove this actually changes this search from one for truth to one for myths—creations, false truths. In essence. Leontes runs into the conflict of defining art versus nature, where art is the view of the world he constructs to prove his paranoia true. Nature itself can exist without art, but the art here is the mangled perception through which Leontes will seek to define Nature....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter Tale Essays] 1325 words
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The Dark Comic Vision of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - The Dark Comic Vision of The Winter’s Tale       Although Shakespeare’s plays are generally categorized according to their adherence to the formulaic definitions of histories, romances, comedies, or tragedies, there are several plays that complicate the task of fitting neatly into these groupings. Many literary critics, in fact, have singled out a handful of plays and labeled them ‘Problem Plays’ because they do not fall easily into any of the four categories, though they do loosely adhere to the predicated ‘formula’ of the genre under which they appear in the Folios....   [tags: Shakespeare Winter's Tale Essays]
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The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams - The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams          In the traditional Romance narrative, there is some desirable object whose consummation is the driving preoccupation of the text's protagonist. The aspiration of the Romantic hero is to capture that elusive object that will, nevertheless, consistently out-strip him. These heroes are intimately acquainted with the pain of the loss and suffer deeply for feeling so acutely. However, loss itself, is essential to the equation and is, in fact, a large portion of what establishes the thing as desirable....   [tags: Fitzgerald Winter Dreams Essays]
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Normative Discontent of Body Image - Many people in modern culture have developed what has been termed a normative discontent with their bodies. Women are particularly vulnerable to this development of body dissatisfaction, which has been shown to create numerous negative heath issues. These health issues are a direct result from trying to achieve the unrealistic ideal image media has created. This idea on how the body should look floods modern media and women are discriminated upon if they are unable to meet these strict physical requirements....   [tags: women, media, weight] 968 words
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Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Those winter Sundays written by Robert Hayden is a poem to ponder for a while. The poem may look simple, but analyzing it deeply shows that is a complicated one with a well-defined sentiment of no appreciation and sorrow towards his father. These sentiments will change to the end of the poem. Also, the poem can be understood in various ways: one way could be a positive feeling from the writer towards his father or the other one could be a complaint about his father's toughness....   [tags: Papers Winter Sundays Poetry Poem Hayden]
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Power of Men in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - Power of Men in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale It has been said that in "The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare dramatises the contemporary struggle between masculine and feminine power. In light of this comment, examine the presentation of the relationships between men and women. Despite their many differences, contemporary society is now only beginning to realise their equal and respective roles in society. Since the beginning of time a contemporary struggle for equality has been present between masculine and feminine powers....   [tags: European Literature Shakespeare Winter's Tale]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story, Winter Dreams - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story, “Winter Dreams” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams,” ambitious, “desirous” Dexter stands at the threshold between admiring “glittering things” and finding out that the “glittering things” he admires fade away sooner or later. Dexter‘s character throughout this short story, changes in many ways, from being unaware of what he really wanted in life to being aware of what he actually became.      Dexter in the story started off as a very young boy who worked as a caddy at a golf course....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Winter Dreams] 686 words
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Analysis of the Poem Winter Piece by Charles Tomlinson - ... Employment of punctuation is translucently visual, due to the strong use of commas, therefore creating a pause so to wind down the reader, for that reason using caesura, making the poem have a slow flow. Tomlinson works with grammatically correct, standard English , and an extensive variety of vocabulary which is obvious yet bold at times. This technique, of using such glossary, enhances the images formed in the readers mind. There is a duality in the meaning of the poem- war and the coldness of winter....   [tags: wintery, season, images, duality, poem] 557 words
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Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden's “Those Winter Sundays” In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” a grown person, most likely a man, recounts the winter Sundays of his childhood. He remembers the early morning events that took place and how much the events portrayed his father’s love for him. The man realizes that as a child he failed to appreciate the hard work his father did in order to provide him with some basic necessities and some small additional perks at times. The theme of the poem is sad, and lonely....   [tags: Poem Poet Hayden Winter Sundays Essays] 748 words
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Relationships Between Men and Women in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare - Relationships Between Men and Women in The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale was written in 1611, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The play is one of Shakespeare's romance titles, though it could be more justly referred to as a 'tragi-comedy' due to the instances of accusation, death, repentance and reunion. To successfully study how Shakespeare presents relationships between men and women in The Winter's Tale there are four main relationships to examine - Hermione and Leontes, Paulina and Antigonus, Perdita and Florizel, and Leontes and Paulina....   [tags: Papers Winter Tale Shakespeare Essays]
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Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino as Author/Game-master in If On a Winter's Night a Traveler In an interview conducted in January 1978, one year before the publication of his novel If on a winter's night a traveler (Iown), Italo Calvino responded to a question about his future writing plans with these words: "What I keep open is fiction, a storytelling that is lively and inventive, as well as the more reflective kind of writing in which narrative and essay become one" (Calvino, Hermit in Paris 190). Calvino created this very type of fiction in Iown, a novel that consists of a metafictional narrative that frames the beginnings of ten unique novels....   [tags: Italo Calvino Winter's Night Traveler Essays]
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The Joys of Winter - A cold, depressing, long period of time where people are upset and broke from the cost of happiness; runny noses, cheeks rosy and never feeling dressed warm enough: Is it really the most wonderful time of the year. In my eyes, it is. Winter to me; is something completely different. A time where you wake up snuggled up with the heat blaring, a time where everything around you takes your breath away and a time where what you have is cherished most. What is truly so great about winter. The atmosphere changes, the spirituality really stands out due to Christmas and happiness is like the flu that we all manage to catch....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative Essay] 787 words
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A Winter Snow - A Winter Snow When I think back upon the memories of my childhood, I clearly recall a specific winter afternoon at my grandmother’s house. It is an especially cold day, I remember. I am dressed in two pairs of thick socks, two sweatshirts, a heavy winter coat, and my bright pink rain boots. I am nine years old, and to me, winter snow is pure magic. As I step out onto my grandmother’s back porch, I remember losing my breath, not only from the bitter cold, but also from the captivating scene. I am immediately taken aback by the view....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 574 words
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The Winter Olympics - The Winter Olympics feature many sports that Americans are not necessarily familiar with. Some viewers wonder if certain competitions should be called a sport or should even be allowed to take place. Luge is one of those sports that leave viewers wondering why it should be played in the first place. The game participants lie down on a fiberglass sled that has no braking system and speed their feet-first down the icy track at speeds as high as 140 kilometers per hour. Participants risk death upon crushing on the icy track at such high speeds....   [tags: sports, athletes, competitions] 1107 words
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Winter: A Magical Time of Year - ... “Like Brooms of Steel/The Snow and Wind/Had swept the Winter Street.”(Dickinson, 1-3) It was the wind that made the streets seem like they were swept with a steel broom. “The House was hooked/The Sun sent out/Faint Deputies of Heat.”(Dickinson, 4-6) The house seemed to stay cold because the sun was only able to give off a little warmth. In the poem “Winter Morning” by William Jay Smith he talks about a snowstorm at night and how everything looked in the morning. “All night the wind swept over the house/Swirling the snow up through the pines/Ruffling the white, ice-capped clapboards/Rattling the windows.” (Smith, 1, 3-5) He is talking about how strong the wind was and how ice formed on t...   [tags: season, snow, weather, fire, theme, sleeps]
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How to Save Plants In The Winter - Save some cash next spring by preserving geraniums, coleus and other plants this fall. With a little effort and a bit of luck, next spring you will have annuals ready for the garden. Geraniums are a popular pick to over-winter. If you have a sunny spot indoors, pot up the geraniums in fresh potting soil, cut the foliage back to 1/3 of its original size and bring them inside over the winter. Water when needed, usually about once a week. In late February or March, take cuttings from this plant and root them for fresh summer growth....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay] 591 words
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A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith - ... An important concept Smith regularly draws upon is Nigerian ambivalence toward certain forms of corruption and therefore the part they play in that system. This is centred round the ‘moral economy’ of corruption (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). This concept refers to the practice of corruption justified by its perpetrators for reasons relating to cultural values; in ways that are not stigmatised or even deemed corrupt (Olivier de Sardan, 1999). An interesting term he utilises is the ‘idiom of accountability’ that explains the rise of popular discontent suggested by the title (p....   [tags: nigerian culture, marriage, corruption]
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The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey - ... This stunned all the other coaches; they were angry they did not have a say in the decisions but Herb did not care-he had his mind set on that specific group of men. Herb loved to do things by himself. Bush said “Herb could be a one-man band.” (Coffey 5) The men that made the team immediately learned what kind of breakout, regroup, forecheck, back check, and different face-eoff plays they would run. They started their training the day after the tryouts. No time for celebration-only time to get to work....   [tags: olympics, gold medal] 601 words
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Winter - I pressed my face up against the glass window, my moist breath causing it to fog up. I watched the boy's dark silhouette shift positions slightly, as he leaned back against the deteriorating stonewall, and buried his head in his hands. Tendrils of dark bronze hair assisted in the covering of his face, making it even more impossible to see what he might look like. He didn't know I was here, quietly watching him. Hell, he didn't even know I existed. I squinted, straining my vision, hoping I could maybe see his face in order to have a visual picture of him....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1495 words
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Skeleton: An Olympic Winter Sport - ... It originated from an idea in the late 1860s by Caspar Badrutt. It was given its name in 1892 when a new sled came out that was made of metal and was said to look like a skeleton. It appeared twice in the Olympics, in St. Moritz for the men in 1928 and 1948. Then, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Utah, it became a sport for both men and women. Skeleton has some problems and controversies. The U.S.A coach for skeleton was in late 2005 and early 2006 suspended over sexual harassment allegation, however no evidence to support this was found and he was later reinstated as the women’s team coach....   [tags: Sled, Sliding, Sport] 643 words
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An Old Man's Winter Night - ... I think the moon makes him feel as if he owns something because it preserves the icicles and snow on his roof. Maybe this is why he think the moon is better than the sun. When the sun comes up the snow and icicles will no longer be preserved and he will go back to the feeling of having nothing and being lonely. Isolation is displayed numerous times throughout this poem. In lines 15-17 it says, A light he was to no one but himself where now he sat, concerned with he knew what, a quiet light, and then not even that....   [tags: Robert Frost, lietrary analysis, metaphor] 906 words
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The Weather Channel: Winter - She pulled the jacket closer and tighter around herself and moved ahead. With every step she took, Her boots squished deeper into the thick snow, making it difficult for her to walk. Her palms, bare of the gloves, had turned into marble. She buried them deep into the pockets of her jacket, attempting to revive them back. after almost Every 10 steps, she stopped and shook the falling snow off herself which tended to settle on her head and shoulders. What was she doing here. The weather channel had clearly predicted a blizzard and warnings had been sent out to everyone to stay indoors....   [tags: short story] 578 words
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SAD in the Winter - SAD in the Winter Could Seasonal Affective Disorder Be Disrupting the Lives of Northeastern Students. Becky Venne, a 31-year-old Northeastern graduate student, says she doesn’t socialize much in the winter. In fact, she claims that she finds it hard to get out of bed and spends most of her day watching T.V., satisfying her cravings for carbohydrates and starchy foods. We’ve all experienced it at some point or another. The weather gets colder, the days become shorter, and no matter how much sleep you had the night before, you still feel tired....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1777 words
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Winter Olympics - Every four years, the world's greatest athletes gather for the ultimate test of skill and strength: the Game of Parmistan. OK, no. They gather for the Summer Olympics. And, like some bizarre divorce settlement, every alternate even year provides us the Winter Olympics. An event which, no matter how much people (including myself) enjoy it, still has a "red-headed stepchild" quality to it. There's a little less fanfare, a little less promotion, and the athletes are a little less known (excluding "Flying Tomato" Shaun White, who really needs to cut his fucking hair now, OK?)....   [tags: Sports] 798 words
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Keeping Your Family Comfortable this Winter - Keeping Your Family Comfortable This Winter Merritt Island, like most of the Florida coast gets below the freezing point several days in winter. This is normally a problem especially to people that are new to the place. Being a place of the extremes, it is good to provide a home environment where your family can be comfortable. AC Jacksonville FL -based maintenance company advises that you set up a strategy to maintain the house within desirable temperature range and humidity levels to shield the entire family from the pangs of extreme weather....   [tags: preparing for the cold season] 551 words
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Those Winter Sundays - Distance is a problem in many homes whether it be through emotional distance or physical Distance or it may just be that the word love is not spoken enough, in both Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” and Rita Dove’s “Daystar” is a distant parent are they selfish or mean or is the love they do show just not understood. In Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” show that children have a hard time understanding why a parent is distant the speaker says “Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on/ in the blueblack cold,”(Line 1-2) the father even gets up very early on Sundays as in the “blueblack cold” the speaker seems to not understand why the father does this why d...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Hayden] 1037 words
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Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The story of “Winter Dreams” begins with a boy named Dexter Green, who was just a simple golf caddie at simply the age of fourteen. Throughout the story he becomes quite a success financially and was able to live a more prestigious lifestyle than he did in his earlier childhood. Through Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams”, Dexter envisioned that economic success and seeking the possession of the unattainable would lead to happiness, but it would eventually lead to disarray and unhappiness....   [tags: dexter green, summer, golf caddie]
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Hermione in A Winter´s Tale by Shakespeare - ... Hermione and Leontes’ only son falls ill and soon dies, which is what is told to cause the death of Hermione. Her friend Paulina, the level-headed, hopeful and magical character in the play, explains that Hermione has died of a broken heart. Her daughter is sent away to be banished in the woods. After these series of events it is explained that sixteen years has passed between scenes. The daughter, Perdita has been brought up by a Shepherd and has become beautiful young lady. She meets King Polixenes’ son, prince Florizel, where they instantly fall in love....   [tags: romance, tragic, died, resurrected, alive] 537 words
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Comparison Between Oedipus and The Winter Olympics - In the play “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles, Oedipus is exhilarated as he hears things that he wants to hear, but is agitated and angry when things that are unpleasant to him rush into his ear, resulting in the punishment of the ones who informs him, even though that the information is reality. This issue also has happened today, where some powerful people avoid confronting reality by stopping those ones who express their opinions using cruel methods. One example may be the upcoming Winter Olympics in Canada....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 650 words
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Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden - Duty is a word defined in several ways by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is used to denote “a moral or legal obligation; the service required under specified conditions; and obligatory tasks, service, or functions that arise from one’s position”. It is a word used to speak of the performance of obligations to others in some fashion. In the poems, “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden; “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen; and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, duty to family, to a nation, and to ancestors will be discussed and its effects on the characters in the poems....   [tags: my last duchess, robert browning, wilfred owen]
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Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - In the course of a young man’s life, a fatherly figure is pivotal for the maturity and adulthood a young man needs to become a well minded wise man. In both poems, “Those Winter Sundays” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” the authors reminisce on a past event that occurred to them in their lives. These events are engraved vividly in their minds and both are having to due with their fathers. “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, talks about a memory that he wished wasn't real; a sense of regret in this poem is the main feeling that we as the readers feel....   [tags: poems, childhood, memory]
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