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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 Character of Allison Reynolds fit the Stereotype of a Basket-Case - ... Allison then places cereal on the sandwich, pounding it in. The others now watch her, and she bites into it. She notices the others staring, but ignores them. When Bender leads the group out of the library, Allison follows the others outside. Reynolds is slowly walking behind them. Once Bender gets his weed, Brian stares at her. Brain asks her "Do you approve of this?" Before he walks away. Allison steals Bender's lock. When they first begin running from the fear of being caught outside the library, she stays standing, only to follow them after they go in the other direction....   [tags: the breakfast club, john hughes, radio show]
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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 - ... I have never been taken on my mamma’s lap and caressed or petted. I never dared to speak to anybody, because if I did I would get whipped…. I do not know for what I was whipped—mamma never said anything to me when she whipped me. I do not want to go back to live with mamma, because she beats me so. I have no recollection ever being on the street in my life.” (Watkins, 1990). Attorneys of the ASPCA argued that laws protecting animals from abuse should not be greater than laws protecting children from abuse....   [tags: sexual abuse, glen waddell, depression]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Five Different Types of Knowledge That I Nurse Can Use to Care for Patients - ... Allison applied sociopolitical knowledge when she had Markus, the charge nurse; attend to her patient Mr. Westbury. This is an example sociopolitical knowledge because she knew they were understaffed, and due to these staffing inconsistencies, the patients suffer. By delegating to her charge nurse, she was able to come up with a solution to this problem, in which all her patient’s received the care they needed, even though a staffing issue existed within the unit. Although many different types of knowledge influenced Allison’s decision making process when caring for her patients’ there was also contextual factors that played a role in each nurse patient interactions....   [tags: empirical, personal, esthetic knowledge]
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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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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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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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Views on Childhood: My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth - ... Much like their sense of wonder at the world, children also lose their heightened senses as they mature into adults. Children, in Wordsworth’s view, are superior to adults in their heightened senses, thoughts, feelings, and motion. Adults often access moments in which they experience heightened senses, thoughts, and feelings through spots of time. However the aforementioned is easily accessed by children because God grants them “the elements of feeling and thought” (Allison 236). These elements allow children to have different experiences of the world than those of adults....   [tags: children, god, nature]
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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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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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The Canterbury Tales - In The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer, the stereotypes and roles in society are reexamined and made new through the characters in the book. Chaucer discusses different stereotypes and separates his characters from the social norm by giving them highly ironic and/or unusual characteristics. Specifically, in the stories of The Wife of Bath and The Miller’s Tale, Chaucer examines stereotypes of women and men and attempts to define their basic wants and needs. In the Miller’s Tale, the story tells of a carpenter and his wife, Allison and how she is pursued by multiple men....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales Essays] 842 words
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The Effect of Racism on the Self-Esteem of African Americans and the Health Risks Associated with Racism - Throughout the past, scientists have attempted to explain the health disparity between African Americans and Whites. With the completion of the human genome project, it was shown that there is very little difference between different races on the genetic level. However, “African Americans are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as their European counterpart,” the question that has arisen is where do these differences stem from (Harell, Floyd, Daniels and Bell). Recently, scientists have begun to believe that racism could possibly explain these differences (Belgrave &Allison, 2010)....   [tags: Racism ]
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The history of Detroit Diesel - Have you ever wondered how Detroit Diesel has become what it is today. Detroit Diesel Corporation manufactures diesel and alternative fuel engines for use in trucks, buses, commercial and pleasure marine craft, military and so on. This is how Detroit Diesel has progressed over the years with engines and help of other distributors and dealers. The history of Detroit Diesel started in 1938 just as WWII was heating up. In the same year General Motors formed the GM Diesel Division which is the ancestor of Detroit Diesel....   [tags: Business]
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Johnson's Decision for Vietnam - Before Lyndon Johnson made his decision to increase American involvement in the Vietnam conflict, he had received written recommendations from the National Security Council and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. These documents are key in understanding Johnson’s decision but they only comprise part of the decision making process. While well-written and thoughtful position papers can make a persuasive argument, they are not the most important factor in making a decision. The most important factor in decision-making is the schema of the decision maker....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Breakfast Club - The breakfast club was to say the least a boring 80’s movie. But it was a good movie for the purpose of analysis. Simply put, it will not be on my list of movies to rent next time that I am at the rental store. I chose to explain the points of view of Andrew, the jock, and Allison the loner/quite person. I will also be making use of the key terms Clique Groups, and Identity Crisis. 	At the start of the movie, Allison was a person off in a corner by herself. She didn’t talk to anyone, she knew that she had a "place" in the society of school....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure - Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form”(86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don’t even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don’t fit the societal ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Brief Synopsis of the Movie The Breakfast Club - ... He learns from Clair that although things may seem bad, there is some good in the world. Allison, a quiet shy girl, is considered more than different, she’s crazy. She keeps to herself and doesn’t conform to society; she wants to travel and try new things. Allison learns that she is unique but that sometimes conforming to society is okay when she decides to let Andrew into her life. Andrew, who is part of the same crowd as Clair, is a popular jock, and wants his dad to think that he could be the son any man would want....   [tags: David Bowie, teens, pyschological task]
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Mentoring Effects on High Risk Youth - ... EBP’s have become popular, but government agencies are agitated by the number of organization actually utilizing those (Allison et al., 2011). These factors raise much concern. Are programs structuring in order to continue funding from government, rather than around the needs of high risked youth within the community (Spencer et al., 2010). A thin line between mental health patients and system involved youth Ellis, B. J., Del Giudice, M., Dishion, T. J., Figueredo, A., Gray, P., Griskevicius, V., & Wilson, D....   [tags: community, media, economic status]
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The Philosophy of Transcendentalism - Transcendentalism was a philosophy that became influential during the 1800's. It was based on the belief that knowledge is not limited to and solely derived from experience and observation but from the truths seem through reason. In the United Sates, transcendentalism became both a philosophy and a literary, religious, and social movement. Emphasis was placed mainly on oneness with nature and God while making the possibility of social change a reality. Ralph Waldo Emerson was the leading American transcendentalist whose theories were a primary influence in transcendentalist thought and writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1282 words
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Grace Metalious' Peyton Place - Grace Metalious' Peyton Place Unlike many other romance novels, Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place has aroused a plethora of academic debates ranging from the aggressive promotion of the author’s image to the themes contained within the actual narrative. Arguably the most interesting, yet elusive, theories on Peyton Place are centered on how the novel fits into the social fabric of postwar America. Many average readers, as well as literary experts, are prone to identify elements in Metalious’ novel which suggest that this cross-dressing housewife was out to subvert dominant 1950s ideology, while others will argue that the book can do nothing else but support the dominant patriarchal structure u...   [tags: Grace Metalious Peyton Place essays]
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The Wife of Bath - In The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath gives an in-depth look on her life and understanding on the world as she perceives it. During her Prologue, we learn that what she calls experience stems from her first three marriages, but during her last two there is a shift in power. The Wife of Bath demonstrates her understanding and power throughout her first three marriages both physically and emotionally and the contrast of her lack of control in her last two, thus revealing the true meaning behind what she believes is experience during these marriages....   [tags: The Wife of Bath Essays] 2256 words
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Social Identity in the Breakfast Club - Social Identity in the Breakfast Club Breakfast Club film contained a wide variety of behavior and stereotypes. Each person had their on personality and taste at the beginning of the film. I believe that communication played the biggest part in the movie. It shows the way that people from totally different backgrounds can communicate and even agree on issues. The various types of communication and behaviors within the film will be discussed. Key terms will be pointed out and highlighted, as well as described in relation to the examples extracted from the film....   [tags: Movie Film Breakfast Club Identities Essays] 1430 words
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Types of Planes of World War II - ... Many improvements were to come throughout that year. One of the first improvements was being able to fly at higher altitudes. The Allison engines could not get enough air intake to power the engines at high altitudes. But the Merlin Engine could. So, a decision was made to install a Merlin Engine in the P-51A. This allowed it to fly at 441 miles per hour at an elevation of 29,800 feet. This was about 100 miles per hour faster than the Allison engine at this altitude. More improvements were made to it and included a new gunsight, two more .50 cal machine guns, and a new “bubbletop” to the aircraft so that pilots could see their targets better at different angles....   [tags: aircrafts,supermarine spitfire, p-59 mustang]
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The P-51 Mustang: The Best Fighter Ever - ... Early test flights showed the Mustang had promise but the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) did not immediately order the aircraft. Then in March 1942 the USAAF accepted the first production of the P-51A Mustang, it performed great at low altitudes, but it’s Allison engine severely limited it’s performance at higher altitudes. In fall of 1942 the United States and Great Britain experimented by putting Rolls Royce engines in place of the Allison engine. The new engine greatly outperformed the old one....   [tags: plane, D model, aircraft]
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Obesity is Not a Clinical Disorder - There is a continuing and unresolved disagreement about whether obesity should be considered a clinical disorder. This can be easily observed in conflicting views and publications in different articles. The confusion arises from the absence of a particular definition agreeable and evidence to consider obesity as a disorder or not from both conflicting scholar articles (Heshka & Allison, 2001). This lack of agreement according to some writers has enabled different parties to manipulate obesity for political and business consumptions....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2370 words
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What a Story Reveals about the Story Teller - Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales from the view of a pilgrim journeying with many other travelers who all had tales to tell. I believe that the stories told by the characters in Chaucer's book gives us insight into the individual spinning the tale as well as Chaucer as the inventor of these characters and author of their stories. There are three main characters whose stories I will be using as examples: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, and The Wife of Bath's Tale. The knight told a tale of love, bravery, chivalry, justice, romance, and adventure....   [tags: World Literature] 1388 words
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The Impact and the Outcome of Pain - The Impact and the Outcome of Pain The impact of sexual abuse reaches all levels of Childs emotions. Confusion: This is usually the first reaction of the child. They will usually question, “What is going on?” and “ Is this right or wrong?” For a young child these questions can be a huge load on their psychological development. Once the abuse begins the victim experience a tremendous conflict with their emotions. They experience pain, guilt, and anger for what is being done. The question, “Is this right or wrong?” posses the greatest conflict within the Childs minds....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1273 words
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The Communication of Body Mass - There are many aspects to communication. What one says without words is often more important than the words actually being said. A person’s physical appearance communicates volumes. With obesity becoming ever more common, it is extremely important to understand the weight that body mass can put on people’s communication in business. There are various stereotypes that overweight people must battle. Getting hired is often a major hurdle for heavy people, and even after landing the job, stereotypes can still communicate and inflict negativity....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Obesity is NOT a Disease - Obesity is a physiological condition characterised by an excessive accumulation of body fat, specifically the build-up of adipose tissue beneath the skin. In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with clinical obesity has increased dramatically, with governments desperately trying to tackle the obesity epidemic and its associated consequences (McLannahan and Clifton, 2008). Studies have found that the prevalence of obesity once stood at an estimated 9.8% (Kelly, Yang, Chen, Reynolds & He, 2008), a considerable figure representing almost 400 million individuals worldwide....   [tags: Obesity in the USA]
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River Of Names - “River of Names'; is part of a collection of short stories in the book Trash published in 1988, written by Dorothy Allison. It is the basis for the later novel Bastard out of Carolina. In her powerful writing, Allison draws on her own harrowing childhood in 1950s Greenville, South Carolina: the stigma of growing up a bastard, the shame and pride she felt toward her family, and her association with her stepfather who beat and molested her. “In this story, “River of Names,'; Allison writes about her life as a way to come to terms with her past, honoring the attempt to make contemporary literature out of her experience as a working class lesbian addicted to viole...   [tags: essays research papers] 1456 words
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The War on Terror - Introduction Ten years ago, the German government decided about the involvement in the ‘war on terror’ and his Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the intervention in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). This decision based on the resolutions 1368, 1378, 1383 and 1386 of the Security Council of the United Nation from November and December 2001. These resolutions legitimated the general conditions for the intervention from the perspective of the international law....   [tags: Afganistan, Neo-Realism, Neo-Liberalism] 2651 words
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