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The Doctor Stories, by William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams uses the examination and expression of details in The Doctor Stories to show various emotions and the readers’ reactions to those emotions. He uses positive emotions such as enchantment, pleasure, excitement, surprise, and a sense of satisfaction to express the upside of a clinical encounter. He also enables the use of negative emotions for expression - disappointment, frustration, confusion, and perplexity. In order to properly identify the varied emotions and reactions to the complex dimensions of clinical encounters in William Carlos Williams The Doctor Stories, one must first understand the what and the how of clinical encounters....   [tags: William Carlos Williams]
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William Carlos Williams and the New American Culture - William Carlos Williams' poetry suggest two philosophies he had during his life. While not these ideas are not contrary, they also are not wholly supportive of one another. The first is his rejection of the American Dream – the belief that hard work will lead to success. It is important, with regard to the American Dream, to note Williams' own success within the framework of American society. The second goal seems to be an attempt to create a new, complete, American Culture. As a member of the modernist movement, Williams stands apart from many of his contemporaries not because he was radically different, but because of his approach to literature....   [tags: william carlos, american dream, american poetry]
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Notes Left on the Refrigerator: "This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams - “This is just to say” by William Carlos Williams is a short poem about a person telling another person that he/she ate his/her breakfast plums and that he/she is sorry. This poem looks like a note left on the refrigerator for a roommate, a family member or a lover to see. This particular style of the poem is what mostly grabbed my attention. This poem is clear and direct. The simple ness if this poem left me confused at first. In the entire poem only the words “I” and “Forgive” are capitalized. The author maybe chose to capitalize “I” because he was trying to give importance to the fact that he did it, like taking responsibility for his actions....   [tags: This is just to say, William Carlos Williams, poet] 735 words
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The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams's poem, The Dance - The Use of Form and Rhythm in William Carlos Williams’s poem,“The Dance”      In William Carlos Williams’s poem, “The Dance”, Williams uses the inspiration of a painting by Peter Breughel to shape his poem. Peter Breughel’s painting called “The Kermess” depicts a peasant dance of the mid fifteenth century. It shows the form and rhythm of the dance. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. In William Carlos Williams poem, “The Dance” the open form, suggested images, and rhythm embodies the dance depicted in the painting “The Kermess” by Peter Breughel....   [tags: William Carlos Williams Poetry]
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The Works of William Carlos Williams - ... It was at this university that he met Ezra Pound, who somewhat influenced the start of Williams’ poetic career. Pound and Williams also started their lifelong friendship upon meeting. According to M.L. Rosenthal from Modern American Poetry, Williams had a “desire to create specifically American poetics based on the rhythms and colorations of American speech, thought, and experience.” It is also evident in his literary works that Williams’ poetry is written based on his career and experience as a doctor, as mentioned by M.L....   [tags: American poet] 770 words
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William Carlos Williams and the Canon - I had envisioned the literary canon to be a fixed list of literature that could only be added to and not taken away from. I was mistaken. As I researched it became clear that the works included in the Western Canon are not fixed; the importance of some pieces wane, while others that may have been ignored are brought to the forefront as time progresses and perspectives evolve. I have a belief that everything is relative and it seems that is true when it comes to the literary canon. As our society transforms, so do our beliefs and values....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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William Carlos Williams - Poet William Carlos Williams once stated, “Crude symbolism is to associate emotions with natural phenomena such as anger with lightning, flowers with love…” (Llanas 57). This quote is an excellent example of Williams’ style of writing; his poetry represents the idea of Imagism excellently. Although his poetry was once referred to as “over-looked,” and “misunderstood,” later in his life, many aspiring writers looked to him and his writing for inspiration (Llanas 57-58). William Carlos Williams’ writing represents to the reader that ordinary life can be beautiful....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Writing Style, Symbolism]
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William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams was an extraordinary writer. He was inspired many great write of his time, including Keats. He also strived to create his own style of writing. Williams filled his plate with activities during his life. He did so by becoming a doctor and writing literature at the same time. He lived an amazing life and wrote much literature that is still popular today. William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1883. He was the son of an English father and a Puerto Rican mom....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Poet, Imagism, Modernism]
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The Great Figure by by William Carlos Williams - ... It evokes a mood and helps us use our sense memory and imagination as we are “among rain and the lights.” The mention of lights suggests an urban setting. The line “I saw the figure five” reminds us of a number that you can find on an apartment door, or on a young child’s birthday card, or sewn on the jacket of a famous New York Mets baseball player. As we read the number five in the poem we find that it is raining too. How can the writer see the number five in the rain. Maybe because the writer assigns the number five to be gold and it could be seen in the rain because gold can glisten under any weather condition with light that can reflect it....   [tags: poem analysis, colors, figure five, symbols] 551 words
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The Use of Force, by William Carlos Williams - The Use of Force is a short story by William Carlos Williams that is very powerful and leaves the readers with an ethical dilemma. The following social issues can be debated on it: Can physical for good purpose be justified?, What compels the use of force isn’t simply altruism, difference of two separating two different tasks, a dark side persists in every individual, parents concern for their children, use of force as sympathy care for a patient. The greatest question the story presents is if using force for a good cause is justified....   [tags: Ethical Dilemma, Humanity]
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William Carlos Williams' Doctor Stories - ... 42) He views her as responsible, strong, in charge and realistic of a manner that “…nobody was putting anything over on her….tough as a nut.” showing his thoughts as well as his skill in observing a person’s character, only because the girl is the strongest unchangeable person besides the doctor. (pg. 44) The author shows similarities between the narrator and his more skeptical colleague in an attempt to highlight the narrator’s thoughts. His thoughts show that his caustic colleague is very critical in describing the immigrant mother as a “bugger” and the daughter as a “pimply-faced bitch”....   [tags: notorious American poets] 1151 words
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The Life of William Carlos Williams - The Life of William Carlos Williams “Nothing whips my blood like verse.” These are the famous words of the great poet, William Carlos Williams. Williams was born on September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey. He spent most of his life in Rutherford, so today he is a local hero. Williams’ mother was Puerto Rican and almost had pure Spanish blood. His father was American. As a child, Williams’ dad was a salesman and was often away from home. Thus, they didn’t see each other very much. When Williams was four, he attended school in Switzerland and France for three years....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1146 words
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A Hidden Hero in William Carlos Williams’ The Use of Force - ... From the beginning, the doctor was placed in a hostile situation where the family “[wasn’t] telling [the doctor] more than they had to,”(1) while Mathilda was “eating [him] up with her cold, steady eyes” with “no expression to her face whatever.” which is to be expected from a child towards a stranger. But she escalates extremely quickly when the doctor simply moves his chair up closer; she suddenly “claws instinctively for [the doctor’s] eyes.” This is her first attempt to resist the doctors help but the doctor just remains frank with Mathilda and “ approached the child again.” The second time the doctor is met with considerable resistance is after he becomes more firm, telling Mathilda...   [tags: motive, malicious, resistence]
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Analysis of Scientific Practice in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams was not the first writer to explore the theme of scientific discovery and practise in literature, but he was one of the first American writers to do so in a positive manner. Works of European gothic literature had cemented the archetype of the mad scientist with figures such as Dr Frankenstein and Dr Moreau; while the birth and subsequent success of Science Fiction in the U.S with the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe show us that the American people also had anxieties regarding the potential of science....   [tags: Literary Legacy, Thematic Elements] 2255 words
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William Carlos Williams' This is Just to Say - William Carlos Williams' This is Just to Say poem (p m) – noun: 1. A verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme. 2. A composition in verse rather than in prose. 3. A literary composition written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of poetry than of prose. -- The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition....   [tags: Poem Williams This Just Say Essays] 1571 words
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The Use of Force: A Twist - The Use of Force: A Twist The 1930’s was a turning point in the movement of arts, authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald, JRR Tolkien, and William Carlos William dominated the world of literature. Literature is a concept that can be interpreted in many ways for the readers to comprehend. William Carlos William was one of the many writers who made a difference in the literature world; In 1938, The Use of Force was written in the simple plot of a doctor and little girl. Many stories can be interpreted in different ways with a more foreboding meaning to a simple plot....   [tags: William Carlos Williams poems] 614 words
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William Carlos Williams - William Carlos Williams was born September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, N.J. His father had emigrated from Birmingham, England, and his mother from Puerto Rico. He was admitted in 1902 to the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania, where he met two poets, Hilda Doolittle and Ezra Pound. A long term friendship ensued between Pound and himself, such that Williams said he was able to divide his life into two distinct segments: Before Pound and After Pound.1 From 1906 to 1909 Williams did his internship in New York City, writing verse in between patients....   [tags: essays research papers] 981 words
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Analysis of Tract by William Carlos Williams - Analysis of Tract by William Carlos Williams The poem “Tract” by William Carlos Williams, on the surface, is a criticism of an ostentatious funeral (Geddes 37). However, the poem does have a strong hidden message. “Tract” could very well be a direct criticism of Dylan Thomas’ “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”(Geddes 123) and any other poem like it. In his poem, William Carlos Williams criticizes poets like Thomas for using too many stylistic formalities, thereby obscuring their poetry’s true literal content....   [tags: Papers] 771 words
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William Carlos Williams: Free the Poetry! - William Carlos Williams: Free the Poetry.       Williams does away with traditional poetic structure in order to free the actual poetry inherent in the sounds and meanings of words. In his poetry, he offers a lesson in aesthetics regarding how to engage his poetry as a way of looking at reality. At the literal level, his poetry speaks self-reflexively about its significance: "It is hard to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there." His poetry attempts to re-engage people in reality....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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George Orwell's Shooting and Elephant and William Carlos Williams's The Use of Force - George Orwell’s short story “Shooting and elephant” and William Carlos Williams “The use of force” both share the same theme which is violence. While these stories are very much different they share many similarities. They both commit an act of violence and those acts have different effects on the main characters of the stories. “The use of force” by William Carlos Williams is about a doctor who makes a home visit and wants to diagnose this child because he thinks she has Diphtheria. The doctor must examine her throat but it is not an easy task because it becomes a conflict between the doctor and the child....   [tags: theme of violence analysis] 809 words
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A Psychological Approach of Force in “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams - ... When “both her hands clawed instinctively for the doctor’s eyes” (628-631), the action contradicts that she as scared but Mathilda has concealed aggression toward the doctor and she tries to attack the doctor. she was hostile. The question is did the doctor made her that way. To a degree, I think she was angry that her parents betrayed her and let the doctor force her to do something she did not want him to. The doctor is kind, considerate, and patient towards the Mathilda in beginning but he rapidly changes throughout the story....   [tags: Patient, Ill, Doctor]
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The Representation of Art in William Carlos Williams' Poem The Rose - The Representation of Art in William Carlos Williams' Poem The Rose "The rose is obsolete." (line 1) The rose is no longer of use, out-dated, and out-moded. Modernists felt the same way about the traditional and accepted art of the early nineteen hundreds. Roses are given to people so often. Who among us does not attach some type of personal significance to the image of a rose. I would venture to say that no one has not given, been given, or wished to give or receive a rose. Roses are delivered from florists by the dozen during all holiday seasons, for anniversaries, for apologies, for courting....   [tags: Williams Rose Essays]
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William Carlos Williams' The Rose - A Symbol of Love - William Carlos Williams' The Rose - A Symbol of Love William Carlos Williams was a poet and writer who defied norms and constrictions in order to achieve new perspective and enlightenment, especially when it involved the tried and true. He sought to bring new life to old concepts through allowing imagination to shape the form, instead of allowing old ideas to influence our understanding of the subject. This is especially true in the poem "The Rose", which approaches a subject that may induce thoughts of significant others and prom-night disasters, and instead elaborates on the roots of the age-old symbol for love....   [tags: Williams Rose Essays] 1124 words
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The Use of Images in William Carlos Williams', The Young Housewife - The Use of Images in William Carlos Williams', The Young Housewife As is typical of most Modernist poetry, William Carlos Williams uses very specific images in "The Young Housewife" to reveal not merely a particular circumstance or event, but to also suggest underlying themes and ideas of his subject matter. For example, he gives to the reader various real and imagined images, such her moving about in negligee behind closed doors, or her going about her daily affairs, that are at once very seductive and suggestive of ideas that supercede their appearances....   [tags: Young Housewife Essays] 935 words
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The Poetry of Walt Whitman versus William Carlos Williams - The Poetry of Walt Whitman versus William Carlos Williams Perhaps the most basic and essential function of poetry is to evoke a particular response in the reader. The poet, desiring to convey on emotion or inspiration, uses the imagination to create a structure that will properly communicate his state of mind. In essence he is attempting to bring himself and the reader closer, to establish a relationship. William Carlos Williams contends that "art gives the feeling of completion by revealing the oneness of experience" (194) This argument relies on the precept that art is reality is not nature or a reflection of nature but a completely original creation....   [tags: Papers] 1746 words
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An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem, The Young Housewife - An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem, The Young Housewife In this poem, Williams uses a series of images to capture a fleeting moment in time, an emotion of admiration and desire. The poem consists of three stanzas of varying length, and each share in a similar method in portraying the woman and the narrator's relationship with her. Each stanza starts out with somewhat broad statements about the scene, and as they each progress, they become more specific until the image is pinned down to a specific moment in time....   [tags: Young Housewife Essays] 713 words
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William Carlos Williams' Progressing Views of Women - William Carlos Williams is a leader of the Modern Poetry movement with peers such as Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, but broke away from it to experiment more in his own style. He was extremely creative, playing with forms and styles of writing and not restricting himself to poetry, however, which he excelled at. The subjects of his poems were not always people, but specific images, especially momentary ones. Many of his poems start with the word "The," which indicates that the poem will describe whatever follows "The" in the title....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1122 words
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Love Song By William Carlos Williams - When reading the title, we often associate a love song as something jaunty, pleasureable, and celebrating, or its other extreme, regretting, nostalgic, and full of pity for the singer’s troubles in love. With Williams the singer, the main idea revolves around the concept of an incomplete union in first person point of view, which makes the reading more personal as the reader is using I instead you or he. From this concept stem the ideas that this poem is about hopelessness or happiness, communal sex or masturbation....   [tags: Poetry] 1587 words
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The Role of Parents in The Use of Force and Two Kinds - In “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, tells a story through the eyes of a young girl who, in the beginning, follows her mother's dreams, but eventually rebels against them. Tan uses the common theme that most parents are able to relate to because it expresses the many frustrations that parents and children feel/face when obsession takes the place of nurturing. In “The Use of Force”, the story is narrated by a doctor, who is answering a house call to see a sick girl, whose parents fear that she may have diphtheria....   [tags: amy tan, parents roles, william carlos]
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Spatial Rhythm and Poetic Invention in William Carlos Williams' Sunday in the Park - William Carlos Williams was fascinated by the ways in which living organisms and inert matter occupy space--how they move in it, or cannot move, are cramped or allowed to roam freely--and how the space inside organisms and matter is charted, perceived, and manipulated. Williams's preoccupation with actual space in the material world is paralleled by his formal experimentations with the placement of words on the page. "Without invention nothing is well spaced" (P 50), Williams writes at the beginning of "Sunday in the Park," raising the question, what does "well spaced" mean for Williams....   [tags: Williams' Sunday in the Park]
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Deriving Meaning from William Carlos Williams', The Young Housewife - Deriving Meaning from William Carlos Williams', The Young Housewife Everything depends on perspective. The uniqueness we bring to our reading is essential to the absorption of poems with Imagist elements. An example of this is the poem, "The Young Housewife", by William Carlos Williams. Perhaps it was a streak of laziness on my part, but I had very little imagination to offer this poem. Having had no experience as such, I didn't identify with the young housewife, the fish-man, the ice-man, or even the dramatically fallen leaf....   [tags: Young Housewife Essays]
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The Use of Force, A Story of Guilt - The Use of Force, A Story of Guilt "The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams is a window into one doctor's guilt over the negligent loss of a child patient. This story focuses on the disillusionment caused by his self-pity and guilt. The doctor's guilt triggers a fanciful illusion of "The Use of Force" that gives him giddy delight in his envisioned torture of the young, beautiful girl. His disgust for her uneducated, immigrant parents and their poor, humble surroundings only heighten this image....   [tags: American Literature William Carlos Williams] 770 words
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W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan - W.E.B. Dubois and Carlos Bolusan William Edward Burghardt DuBois is one of the most influential black leaders. He helped founded the NAACP, was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and fought for integration and equal rights regardless of race. He wrote the famous essay Double Consciousness that expresses the hardship of not only being black, but also American. There was another racial group that had the same discrimination and hardship; however, many are not aware of it....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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American Literature in the Period between 1914-1945 - ... Gregory Rodriguez stated, “The fact that belief in the achievability of the dream was slipping in good times indicates that our attitudes toward it are shaped by more than objective economic reality.” The harsh reality of the economic objective is chasing empty dreams, transcended American poets like Robert Frost. His work is highly regarded in the Americas for his very realistic depictions of the rural life and his command of American language. His work was first recognized in England before entering the Americaness, frequently using settings from the rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine many complex social and philosophical themes changing the...   [tags: Robet Frost, Susan Glaspell, Carlos Williams] 903 words
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William Williams' Spring and All - William Williams' "Spring and All" The Modernist era of poetry, like all reactionary movements, was directed, influenced, and determined by the events preceding it. The gradual shift away from the romanticized writing of the Victorian Era served as a litmus test for the values, and the shape of poetry to come. Adopting this same idea, William Carlos Williams concentrated his poetry in redirecting the course of Modernist writing, continuing a break from the past in more ways than he saw being done, particularly by T.S....   [tags: Williams Spring All Poetry Poem Essays]
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The Use of Force by Carlos Williams - The Use of Force In Carlos Williams’s short story, “The Use of Force,” the doctor’s use of force is portrayed in a way that is controversial. Controversial in that it could easily be argued either that the doctor has complete reason to use force upon the girl, or that the doctor has no right to use any amount of force upon the girl without her consent. It could also be argued either that the results of the doctor’s use of force is a success or a failure. I feel that the doctor has reason to use force upon the girl in order to check her tonsils for a number of reasons....   [tags: The Use of Force Carlos Williams] 549 words
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John Carlos: The Sports Moment That Changed The World - John Wesley Carlos was born in Harlem, New York on June 5, 1945(Provence 1).At the age of twelve, Carlos had decided that we was going to be an Olympic swimmer. Unfortunately, he was told by his own father that it would never happen because of the color of his skin. Soon after, Carlos decided on Golden Gloves Boxing instead, but was told to quit because his mother was tired of seeing him covered in bruises. Carlos was determined to make it to the Olympics and decided that running was the way to go....   [tags: john carlos, olympic runner, human rights]
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The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes - The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes      The Old Gringo is a fiction novel written by one of Latin America's most renowned and eloquent authors, Carlos Fuentes. Filled with war, adventure, love and more, this novel takes you back to the Mexican revolution fought in 1912. This contemporary fiction is based on many themes found and experienced by the main characters in this novel. The relationship between Mexico and the United States, the drive to find one's true self and the different ways two men need a woman are only a few themes contained in this story....   [tags: Old Gringo Carlos Fuentes Essays] 2609 words
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Expeditions by Spanish Explorers in Spanish Expeditions into Texas (1689-1768) by William C. Foster - ... The first of the three diaries is a primary source straight from Teran’s personal diary, which talks about the routes he took and the difficulties he encountered. The second diary only covers the trip to east Texas. The third diary only talks about the trip Captain Martinez led from the Teran’s camp from Colorado to Matagorda Bay. Chapters Five and Six are both chapters based on diaries found during the 1693 expedition led by Governor Gregorio de Salinas Varona and Fray Espinosa. Chapter five is mainly about the route governor Salinas took to resupply Fray Damian Massanet and the missionaries that were remaining in East Texas....   [tags: diary, captain, missionairies] 1216 words
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The Debate Between Criminal Nature and Criminal Nurture: William Sheldon Theory - ... Through his analysis, “he developed a theory of deviance in which a person’s bodily constitution indicates whether or not an individual is a “born criminal.”(Lombroso, 2000). Before establish this theory, he has done a comparison between soldiers and prisoners and he found out that criminal have differences in physical. Compare with Criminal, Solider doesn’t have physical characteristics asymmetry of the face or head, large monkey-like ears, large lips, a twisted nose, excessive cheekbones, long arms, and excessive wrinkles on the skin....   [tags: human behavior, crimes] 918 words
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A Brief Biography of Carlos Fuentes - ... Fuentes went thought a hard time when his son Carlos Fuentes died of complications from hemophia. But the tragedy did not ended there six years after his son death, his daughter Natasha Fuentes dies of drug overdose. This caused a big impact in his life he did not only lose one child, he also lost his daughter. In some of his interviews he says that when his children died he made them part of for writes and of his works, he thought of them in every single line of what he wrote, that helped him to kept him close to them....   [tags: notorious Mexican authors]
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Carlos Burle and the Super Wave - ... It is clear that Burle’s victories and successes are not simply attributed to luck. Burle is dedicated to his sport, he has clear goals and has a sense of determination that allows him to constantly break records, frequently achieving the unachievable. Felipe Cesarano close friend of Burle says that “Carlos dedicates his life towards his career as a big wave surfer and is a great team leader, he has trained and committed very hard to have achieved this and to be recognized”. mong the fearless young men carving scars into the faces of towering waves, is the "King of Surfing." At 41, Kelly Slater is old enough to be the father of some of his competitors on the Surfing World Tour....   [tags: surfing record setters] 908 words
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Carlos Chavez Obertura Republicana - Carlos Chavez Obertura Republicana Carlos Chavez’s Obertura Republicana is a politically motivated piece for orchestra. The piece is specifically based off of Mexico’s Indian heritage. The piece involves an arrangement of a traditional military march titled Zacatecas, the famous salon waltz, Club Verde and the revolutionary piece, La Adelita. After a few listens, I must say, it’s a loud, bombastic, march-like, Mexican sounding piece. To me there is no question of its national ties. I made a point to listen to a 1935 recording of the Mexico State Symphony....   [tags: orchestra, sinfonia india]
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John Carlos Story - The “John Carlos Story” is a book about the struggles of growing up black in America at a time when much of the nation was still segregated. John Carlos was a member of the “Olympic Project for Human Rights.” After winning the bronze medal, John Carlos and a friend and teammate, Tommy Smith, who won the gold medal, raised their fists in opposition of racial inequality and in unity of civil rights. This book shows examples of sociology in everyday life which can be explained through theories and concepts, which centers mainly on the event surrounding their win at the Olympic Games....   [tags: Sports]
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The Death Penalty: The Case of Carlos DeLuna - ... Therefore, the homicide rate of capital punishment state should be higher than the state that does not have it. Unfortunately, the reality in the US shows that capital punishment does not deter criminal acts. As the FBI stated that, “the states without parole punishment generally had lower homicide rates than the states that execute.” Texas, for instance, performs 40 percent of US executions, has twice the murder rate of Wisconsin, which does not have death penalty since 1853. Wisconsin was one of the earliest states in the United States to abolish capital punishment and it is the only state that has practiced death penalty only once....   [tags: convenience, cost, execution] 1323 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic novel and portrays just how the society surrounding us can corrupt our once pure nature No one is born a killer, no one is born with an intense compulsion to kill, the island that the boys are stranded on has a very unusual, corrupting society; A society that erodes the boys innocence through the power struggle between Jack and Ralph, readers see the transfer from innocent to savagely through the hunting and Piggy’s death. Innocence is quickly brushed under the rug whenever the boys realize they must kill to eat, making hunting the first major cause in the conversion from good to evil....   [tags: William Golding]
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William Shakespeare's Powerful Use of Language - We have all certainly heard the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword” and as Hamlet states when he realizes the power of words: “I will speak daggers to her, but use none” (Hamlet 3.2: 366). William Shakespeare is one of the most important writers in history and arguably the most notable, particularly with his use of language. I believe that Shakespeare consistently uses the knowledge that language is power to his advantage throughout his plays. From themes of power, control, disguise, deception, and manipulation, there remains the underlying theme that ties all of these together: the power of language....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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William Shakespeare: A Legendary Author - William Shakespeare’s intellectual use of the English language is what brought him prosperity throughout his lifetime, and what brings us to tears and laughter in the modern world. The life of Shakespeare is of great importance to English literature because of his many contributions including poetry, stories, and plays. However, many people do not know that he also owned a business. “William Shakespeare was a professional actor, a businessman, and a playwright. Today, nearly four hundred years after his death his plays are still performed” (Greenhill and Wignall 4)....   [tags: William Shakespeare Biography]
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