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Dorothy Allison's This is Our World - Dorothy Allison's This is Our World In her work, “This is Our World,” Dorothy Allison shares her perspective of how she views the world as we know it. She has a very vivid past with searing memories of her childhood. She lives her life – her reality – because of the past, despite how much she wishes it never happened. She finds little restitution in her writings, but she continues with them to “provoke more questions” (Allison 158) and makes the readers “think about what [they] rarely want to think about at all” (158)....   [tags: Philosophy Allison World Essays]
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The Reappearance of Allison - ... If only, I kept repeating over and over and over in my mind. If only. I gazed up at the glittering sign above the door, which portrayed a painting of a black swan, a sight that Allison would always comment on when we came here. I mutely got up from the wooden bench, so to not disturb the lovers around me and shuffled to the front doors of the Inn, trying to contemplate if going in was a good idea. I stopped and wiped away my tears before entering. The smell of dried liqueur was unpleasant. There was the usual few young roisterers sitting at the back of the Inn laughing and joking with amusement....   [tags: personal narrative] 857 words
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The Character of Allison Reynolds fit the Stereotype of a Basket-Case - In The Breakfast Club, the character of Allison Reynolds is known as the basket-case. Dose the director John Hughes agree that the character of Allison Reynolds fits the stereotype of a basket-case, or is Hughes challenging that Allison might not fit into the stereotype at all. Throughout the film, the character of Allison dose and says things that might make her seem like a basket-case to the viewers,however,someone paying attention to the little details will notice something different about Allison Reynolds aka the basket-case....   [tags: the breakfast club, john hughes, radio show]
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Sexual Self-Discovery in Fun Home by Allison Bechdel - ... At one point Bechel states, “It was a vicious circle, though. The more gratification we found in our own geniuses, the more isolated we grew. Our home was like an artists’ colony. We ate together, but otherwise were absorbed in our separate pursuits. And in this isolation our creativity took on an aspect of compulsion” (Bechel 134). Allison here depicts of the dysfunctional culture that was constantly present in her household, but most importantly the impact this had on her. With all of the turmoil constantly occurring in her household, it did not allow for a comfortable and delightful environment especially in the development of Bechdel’s identity....   [tags: homosexual, self-development] 1178 words
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Barbie and Cinderella as Mirrors and Models by Allison Hostetler - ... Discussing the issues of gender and money connect to my topic, of body image, in many different aspects. One way that it could affect body image, is that money can buy things to make one’s image appear better than someone who is less fortunate and can not buy to have their bodies look like societies definition of an “ideal” body. Both men and women have a standard by which society thinks that their bodies should look like. Women, however have different standards than men and vise versa. Society ‘s “ideal” body for women is that they should be thin and have no fat on them....   [tags: body image, the guerilla girls] 1259 words
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Foreign Affairs by Allison Laurie - As one of the many infamous psychologists of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud attempted to explain why people act and speak as they do. He divided the human mind into three different states, overlapping from consciousness to unconsciousness, and maintained that ideas or “psychic energy” could neither be created nor destroyed, but simply flowed back and forth between the states (Alexander). According the Freud, the unconscious mind was further divided between the overtly moral superego and the pleasure-seeking id....   [tags: psychological novel, literary analysis]
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Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina - Love in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina "Love" is a word, a signifier, tied to many meanings, all different in context, cultures, and ideologies. Love is used numerous ways in Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, by many characters. In the character of Bone, love is a confused thing, always changing, as Bone uses it to fit her life on the fly. In relation to parental love, Bone wants Daddy Glen to love her. However, early in the book, Bone's conception of "love" is that of a child, obviously....   [tags: Bastard Out of Carolina Essays] 653 words
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Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen - The book that I chose to do is Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen, the book has 297 pages, the reason I chose this book is personally I am tired novels taking place years before I am born. This novel pertains to urban problems and one kids' attempt to survive in the pressures of present day Brooklyn. Within the novel, there are several subplots, one being his love interest, Alyse, and Ty's fight to stay in school. As well as, his fight not to lose money or control of his territory. It is interesting to watch this young man, balance these things in his life and not let them interfere with each other....   [tags: Street Pharm Diepen] 963 words
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Child Abuse and it's Role in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison - While reading the semi-autobiographical, Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison, I was stunned by the explicit nature of the novel. We were introduced to a young narrator and protagonist named, Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright. Bone's family, like that of the author, experienced a impoverished life, all the while she tried to find her place in a society that had literally labeled her “illegitimate.” Merriam-Webster defines illegitimate as being: (1) not recognized as lawful offspring; specifically: born of parents not married to each other (2) not rightly deduced or inferred- illogical (3) departing for the regular- erratic (4) not sanctioned by law- illegal (5) not authorized by good usag...   [tags: sexual abuse, glen waddell, depression]
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This is Our World: Art Is In Part of Our Lives - This world where we live in is a wonderful place. Ever day, every one, and every thing are in a different image appears in front of us. It can be a word, a picture, and an art. In Dorothy Allison’ s “This is our world,” she shows us an effective meaning of art that art has had an impact on the way she thinks different things. From reading her article, I can visualize the scene about the art that art can represent individual, art has magic to help everyone to be an artist, and art will show honesty to everyone....   [tags: art, dorothy allison, paintings] 542 words
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Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World - Cynicism in Dorothy Allison's Short Story, This Is Our World Is “The world is meaner than we admit” (Allison 159). In the short story, “This Is Our World,” Dorothy Allison asks this question, and her response startled me. I disagree with her way of thinking. Allison says that the world is a cruel, mean place. I think that the cruelty is balanced out with the goodness in the world. I was surprised to read her negative examples of how bad of a place it is that we live in and call “home.” This story was written with reference to events and occurrences that I have never experienced and things I have never seen....   [tags: Our World]
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Bastard out of Carolina - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, tell stories about troubled adolescents and their desire to live a life more meaningful than the one society had predetermined for them. On the surface, Junior and Bone seem very different but when they are analyzed through the themes of discrimination, poverty, and friendship, these two protagonists become reflections of each other. This paper will compare the struggles faced by the characters and the effects of social inequality on their lives....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison]
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South Carolina in the Fifties - Most stories depict a world full of misconception and over scrutinized facts which deal with an indirect narration of the past. The story is drawn out and over dramatized to the point of disbelief. Bastard out of Carolina is just that. On the contrary, this book is nothing but realistic. Comparing world sufficiency established by Dorothy Allison’s idea of the fifties to that of today’s standards, one would see it as if that world is one out of a fairytale; not so much a fairytale, but as more of a nightmare-tale....   [tags: literary analysis, society, Dorothy Allison]
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Analysis of Allison Joseph´s On Being Told I Don´t Speak Like a Black Person - ... This poem shows examples of a Jamaican school room, “Trained in England, they tried/ to force their pupils to speak/ like Eliza Doolittle after/ her transformation” (6-9), is a quote that shows that the teachers wanted their students to speak “properly” and because of their accent they didn’t speak exactly how the teacher wanted them to. This example is significant to the topic because it shows that the geography of the classroom was in Jamaica, but the teachers were trained to speak with English accents and expected their students to speak the way they were taught....   [tags: accent, jamacian, culture, mother] 687 words
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Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker - Discovering One's Self in Better Be Ready Bout Half Past Eight by Allison Baker After reading Allison Baker's " Better Be Ready 'Bout Half Past Eight" it made me realize that discovering one's self is a situation our world is going through right now. In her short story one of Allison Baker's main characters, Zach tells his best friend of thirty-eight years that he is going to have a sex change. Zach tells Byron that he feels trapped in the wrong body and that he is going to become a woman. Byron is shocked about what he is hearing and can't seem to deal with the news....   [tags: Papers] 399 words
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel - ... He wants what every father wants for his daughter, to be successful with a family of her own. For example, we can see throughout Fun Home that Bruce makes his daughter wear jewelry and feminine clothes, despite her complete distaste to the feminine style. There are three occurrences where Allison and her father are fighting about jewelry to wear (97). Allison refuses to wear pearls to the, but her father insists because there is an internal alarm going off in his head (99). As a child Bruce dressed himself as a girl, now as an adult he wants to prevent his daughter from cross dressing (221)....   [tags: identy, trouble, feelings, teenager]
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Censorship in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Ray Bradbury, one of America’s most renowned 20th century writers once said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them” (Bradbury). In today’s society books are not burned, but some are being censored thus preventing people from enjoying the books they want to read. So what is censorship. Censorship is when an individual or an organization wants to restrict or limit access of a book to readers to avoid offending a group of people. Censorship has affected classrooms and public libraries across the nation due to people like parents, teachers and sometimes students themselves protesting against certain types of books....   [tags: Censorship, Libraries, Reading]
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"Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" Analysis - Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, documents the author's discovery of her own and her father's homosexuality. The book touches upon many themes, including, but not limited to, the following: sexual orientation, family relationships, and suicide. Unlike most autobiographical works, Bechdel uses the comics graphic medium to tell her story. By close-reading or carefully analyzing pages fourteen through seventeen in Fun Home one can get a better understanding of how a Bechdel employs words and graphic devices to render specific events....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Alison Bechdel] 2233 words
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Alison Jaggar's Error Theory - ... P2: Capitalism is awful because the capitalist alienates or exploits the workers. P3. Work is awful under capitalism. C. Therefore workers avoid work under capitalism. At a first glance, her argument seems valid and perhaps even sound. But later on we will examine how this argument is valid but not sound due to premise (fill in premise number) being false. Before I go into my critique of Jaggar’s rebuttal, we must make some (some principle name giving positive outlook and assumptions…?) key assumptions regarding Jaggar’s view on capitalism....   [tags: feminist politics and human natrue] 1649 words
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Finding True Identity in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home - Picking up the book Fun Home, one would imagine that the novel would embellish some sort of comical life story of a misunderstood teenager. Although the short comic-book structured novel does have its sarcastic humor, Alison Bechdel explains her firsthand account of growing up with the difficulty of living of finding her true identity. Alison was a teenager in college when she discovered that she was a lesbian, however, the shock came when she also discovered her father was homosexual. I feel that the most influencing panel in Fun Home is where Alison and her father are in the car alone together....   [tags: panels, father, homosexuality] 1280 words
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Analyzing the Description of Alison - Analyzing the Description of Alison The story of Alison is a typical set piece of courtly romance. This classic example of courtly romance is represented in the description of her appearance and her relationships with John, Nicholas and Absalon. The male attitude to marriage in the time that Chaucer was writing 'The Miller's Tale' was very selfish. It was to produce a male heir and to improve social and economic status. Usually very little sexual activity was indulged in between the husband and wife, thus the young wife falls prey to admiration from other men....   [tags: Papers] 771 words
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Figuring Out My World: Alison May - Figuring Out My World: Alison May Alison’s story is the perfect example of what many families must go through when faced with the possibility of having a child diagnosed with a learning disability. Alison was not diagnosed with visual and auditory dyslexia until the summer before entering college. However, while still a toddler, her symptoms had been brought to her mother’s attention by her sister’s teacher. Alison’s mother then noticed her habits in repeating words incorrectly and how Alison would need tactile clues to follow directions....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale - Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath (Alison) teaches her audience what it is women most desire through her tale. The tale she tells resembles the tale of Dame Ragnell. These stories are analogies, perhaps both arising from a similar folk-tale source. Both stories are set in the magical Arthurian times when the fields and forests teemed with gnomes and unearthly creatures. Although both stories have the same moral and end on similar note, there are some vivid differences that we simply cannot overlook....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Support for Alison Jaggar's Feminist Politics and Human Nature - ... Another reason is because the capitalist forces work to the workers under capitalism (Feminist Politics and Human Nature, Page 209-211). Finally, Jaggar describes her economic system called economic democracy. Under a democratic democracy wage work is available through the market, commodities are privately owned and exchanged through markets, and workers manage themselves democratically meaning they vote for their management and the public controls the scarce resources (Feminist Politics and Human Nature, Page 306 & 326-27)....   [tags: economic democracy vs capitalism] 1685 words
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The Miller Inside and Out - The relationship between the Miller and the Miller’s Tale is close, for the tale is a reflection of the teller. The Miller’s tale is a fabliau, a genre best described as a short story full of ribald and humor. The Miller’s tale consists of events of “cuckoldry” (Chaucer 1720), “foolishness” (1718), and “secrets” (1719). Telling such a story, the Miller can immediately be classified as a man of low social status with a vulgar sense of humor full of shrewdness. However, as the tale continues, it reveals the unexpected soft side of the Miller as he sympathizes with the distressed woman trapped in the norms of society....   [tags: Character Analysis, Miller, Alison] 779 words
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Path-Based Design: Aldo Van Eyck, Peter & Alison Smithson - This essay will provide a simple but informative definition of path-based design referring to the works of Aldo Van Eyck and Peter + Alison Smithson. It will discuss the positives and negatives that come from this design concept and propose reasoning behind the different ways the style has been expressed by these three architects. After the discussion the conclusion will provide a summarized definition of path based design and it’s key attributes. Van Eyck’s Municipal Orphanage will be the first building discussed, it’s inane ability to understand to cognitive processes among the inhabitants and meeting those criteria to create a space that stimulates the children....   [tags: Architecture, Structure, Inhabitant] 1662 words
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Class and Gender Roles - There are many expectations from society about how people should act based on their gender and class. These expectations can have negative effects on a person and how they grow up. An individual can feel torn between their family members and society because he or she is supposedly not fulfilling the expectations. This was the case for Dorothy Allison in her article, "A Question of Class," and Paul in Willa Cather's short story, "Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament." Allison believes her family does not understand her sexuality as a lesbian, and her colleagues cannot relate to her because of their class differences....   [tags: Society Expectations] 1297 words
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What is the importance of the description of Alison in the Context of the Miller?s Prologue and Tale? - In “The Miller’s Tale”, the poet Chaucer depicts the tale of a “hende” man and his attempt to tempt the “primerole” Alisoun to commit adultery and therefore render her husband, John a “cokewold”. The Miller’s Tale is just one story amongst a collection of greater works known collectively as “The Canterbury Tales”. The placing of this tale is significant becomes it comes directly after the Knight’s Tale revolving around nobility and chivalry and forms a direct contrast due to the fact it is bawdy, lewd and highly inappropriate....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Five Different Types of Knowledge That I Nurse Can Use to Care for Patients - The nurse, Allison, in the case study used a wide variety of knowledge in order to best care for her patients in a holistic approach. In this section, five different types of knowledge will be discussed and explained how Allison used each type to nurse her patients. Carper, Van der Zalm, Bergum and Wolfer described empirical knowledge as “the knowledge we consider to be “fact,” such as what we read in textbooks, or what has been demonstrated through research” (as cited in Bungay, 2005). Allison consistently applied empirical knowledge throughout the beginning of her shift....   [tags: empirical, personal, esthetic knowledge]
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Dark Flame by Alison Noel - Have you ever craved something so strongly. Something that was right at the edge of your fingertips. And no matter what you do, you just can’t grasp hold of it. Dark Flame, a book written by Alyson Noel and published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2010, is a novel based towards young adults. Dark Flame is the fourth novel in the Immortal Series. This novel is all about hope and trust, which proves just how vigorous love can be. It all started with a spell. A spell that backfires and binds her to her greatest enemy....   [tags: True Love, Literary Analysis, Review]
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The Nurse and the Patient: Influence of Context in Knowing the Patient - Influence of Context in Knowing the Patient The Nurse and the Patient It is evident that many different types of knowledge influenced Allison’s decision-making process when caring for her patients. There were also contextual factors that played a role in each nurse-patient interaction. The first contextual was the intrinsic nature of the nurse and the patient as individuals. Working in an understaffed nursing environment can cause nurses to experience burnout. Allison ensures she cares for herself physically and emotionally; allowing her to come to work refreshed and prepared for the stressful environment....   [tags: healthcare interaction]
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Nurse Patient Relationship - As suggested by Bungay (2005), the development of a strong nurse-patient relationship begins with nursing practices that demonstrate caring. The act of caring has been identified by Roach (1987) as involving five qualities that establish a caring nursing practice. Further, high quality nursing care must be competent and stem from various sources of knowledge such as empirical, ethical, personal, esthetic, and sociopolitical knowledge (Bungay, 2005). The context in which nursing care and knowledge are applied to patients in clinical settings also drastically influence the positive or negative direction of nurse-patient relationships....   [tags: Caring Nursing Practice, Patients, Health Care]
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Exclusive Personalities Through Life Experiences - A personality is a combination of various attributes that belong to a single person. Each one has its own unique qualities and traits that create an individual that is different from any other human being. How this individuality is formed depends on the environment that a person has lived through and their experiences. Alison Bechdel grew up in a home with a father who alienated himself from his family so that he could conceal a dark secret from his life. Nevertheless, Bechdel was able to take from her past so that she could become a strong and independent women who kept true to who she was....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Way the Male Characters are Presented in Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver and Alison Ashworth by Nick Hornby - The Way the Male Characters are Presented in Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver and Alison Ashworth by Nick Hornby The two stories 'Tony Kytes, the arch-deceiver' and 'Alison Ashworth', are both about a male character who is easily persuaded by the opposite gender into marriage or a relationship. In the two stories, both the male characters seem to have the females making their decisions for them, but the setting of the two stories seem to have great affect on the characters and how they react, because 'Tony Kytes' is written in 1895 and 'Alison Ashworth' is written in 1995, therefore each writer would have a different interpretation on the way they see life....   [tags: Papers] 967 words
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Adolescent Substance Use Trends - Adolescent Substance Use Trends Patterns and trends of substance use among adolescents fluctuates from generation to generation. There are many factors related to the increased risk for substance experimentation. For example, generational substance use, poor parental monitoring, and low academic performance contribute to elevated risk for substance use (Allison, et al., 1999). Substances that have remained on the forefront for adolescent use and abuse include alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana (Hussey, Drinkard, Flannery)....   [tags: poor parental monitoring, alcohol, tabacco]
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Affect of an Abusive Childhood in "River of Names" - Childhood is the most important chapter in one’s life. Each person has different childhood experiences, some good and some bad. Many times a person’s childhood determines who they are, how they relate to others and how they live their life. One’s morals and virtues begin developing throughout their childhood, which is why it is important to have a proper childhood experience. Abuse, humiliation or insult throughout one’s childhood can scar an individual for life. Dorothy Allison’s “River of Names” is a short fictional story about a girl who tells her dreadful childhood stories as humor in an attempt to forget about her past....   [tags: Literature Review] 588 words
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Becoming Strong Women - Family is a difficult matter for some to discuss. It can cause recollections of embarrassing or painful events that stimulate memories from the past one does not want to re-live. However, family is something that will follow an individual for his or her whole existence. It is not easily detachable but is instead carried within the heart and soul of a person. The past shapes everyone in his or her own unique manner, creating the person that exists today. Both Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison have similar accounts of family life, causing internal and external conflicts from social and cultural significance to arise and plague their daily lives....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Thomas Jefferson: More than a President - “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (qtd. in Allison 65). Before 1776, Colonial America was a colony of Great Britain. Then, when their mother country became too oppressive, brave revolutionaries planned a Declaration of Independence to rid themselves of their bonds. This document launched the colony into The Revolutionary War with Great Britain....   [tags: American History ]
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The Quest for the Historical Jesus - ... First is retention, which is the essential parts of what happened in the life of Jesus. The second is development, which is basically how each piece of data fits into new situations. Last is creation, the fact that much of the gospels are creations of their authors, to fit the needs of the time. The second triad deals with compiling the texts used to study the historical Jesus. The first step within that triad is inventory. Crossan includes all major texts, both intracanonical and extracanonical that deal with Jesus, and relies heavily on the work of the ancient Jewish scholar of the time named Josephus....   [tags: Christianity, History] 1085 words
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Views on Childhood: My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth once wrote a poem called My Heart Leaps Up in which he claims that “The Child is father of the Man;” this quote provides a basic understanding of his views on childhood (Allison 240). Wordsworth saw children having a close connection to both god and nature, this connection is explained by the theory of transmigration of souls (which claims that children experience preexistence; a period in which they share the company of god while waiting to be conceived). According to Wordsworth, children were also provided with insight into the world which was gradually lost as they matured into adults....   [tags: children, god, nature]
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Mycoplasma Haemofelis: Feline Tiny Blood Parasite - ... FeLV is concurrent in approximately 20% of all feline hemotropic mycoplasma patients, so FHM positive felines should also be tested for FeLV (Feline Infectious Anemia). Diagnosis can be made based on the presence of organisms on Wright-stained blood films, but may be difficult to confirm by this method; confirmation should be made by DNA specific laboratory tests for the pathogen (Allison, “New: IDEXX…”). Fresh blood (without anti-coagulant) is best for smears where mycoplasma is suspected (Cowell, 271)....   [tags: feline infectious anemia]
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Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales - The Canterbury Tales serves as a moral manual in the Middle Ages. In the tales, Geoffrey Chaucer portrays the problems of the society. For instance, Chaucer uses the monk and the friar in comparison to the parson to show what the ecclesiastical class are doing versus what they are supposed to be doing. In other words, it is to make people be aware of these problems. It can be inferred that the author’s main goal is for this literary work to serve as a message to the people along with changing the society in relation to these problems....   [tags: Middle Ages, Women, Feminisim, Analysis]
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The Government Should Detain Suspected Terrorists Without Trial - ... Detaining suspected terrorists will help to protect the lives of our citizens and create a more secure lifestyle for the US. Detaining suspected terrorists can prevent nuclear proliferation. Nuclear ingredients are widely available to terrorists. There are 1,600,000 kg of HEU available in the global stockpile.(Allison) The global stockpile of Pu- 500,000 kg.(Allison) From this, terrorists can easily buy, steal, and construct crude nuclear bombs. Terrorists have already tried to obtain ingredients and very well can....   [tags: consequences, feelings after 9-11]
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Review of the Movie: The Breakfast Club - ... The theory of illusion of transparency can be applied to Allison here. Another character, Andrew Clark, displays the theory of self-fulfilling prophecy. It is revealed that Andrew is expected to be a great and exceptional athlete by his dad. In addition to that, Andrew is expected to be aggressive and overpowering over his opponents which contribute to his behavior toward others. As a group, the characters all display the concept of learned helplessness. It is revealed that each of the characters have problems and issues with their parents and because of their parents, they are faced with bad, repeated events which they have no control over....   [tags: Psychology, Personalities, Theory]
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"The Breakfast Club" Character Analysis - In the movie The Breakfast Club, five seemingly different adolescents are assigned Saturday detention where they learn that although they each fit a particular stereotype, they all have the same characteristics, but they are expressed differently because they have different experiences, strengths and weaknesses that makes them who they are. In the movie, Bender is the “criminal”, Brian is the “brain” and Allison is the “psychopath.” Each of their situations, strengths and weakness are similar to students that are in our classrooms currently or we may have in our classrooms in the future....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 1092 words
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Jewelery-Making Techniques and Career - jewelry-Making Techniques and Career A gemstone is defined as “a stone that can be used in jewelry when it is cut and polished” (Merriam-Webster). Jewelers and gemologists (gem specialists) are two possible career choices for someone who wishes to work in the jewelry industry (CFNC). Jewelers cut, shape, repair, and sell jewelry and determine the value of gemstones (CFNC). Gemologists can be a little more specialized. According to the Gemological Institute of America’s website, these specialized fields can include appraisal, design, buying, wholesale, and working as a bench jeweler, lab and research professional, auction specialist, or manufacturer (GIA)....   [tags: career/job choices]
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Women's Desire to Be Happy in The Canterbury Tale by Chaucer - ... She claims that even if virginity is important, someone must be procreating to create new virgins. She says besides virginity the best gift that woman can receive is her sexual power. She uses that power as an “Instrument” to control her husbands. she also describes how she dominated her husband, playing on a fear that was common to men, as the Pardoner’s nervous interjection reveals. Despite their contradictions, men to support a hierarchy in which men dominated women used all of these ideas about women....   [tags: wife, wealth, sex]
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Bastard Out Of Carolina - Bastard Out Of Carolina “Pay Attention to Detail” ========================= One must consider a little history on Dorothy Allison in order to see how the directions that she takes the novel add up. When she was 24, Allison lived in a lesbian-feminist collective. The women there gave her the confidence she needed and the ability to see the value in her own writing (Amazon.com). During this time, she also found someone who seemed normal, yet she had experienced the same “incest” (Megan 74). This discovery removed some of her separation that she believed her abuse created between her and the world (Amazon 74)....   [tags: English Literature] 1801 words
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