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Dreams and Aspirations - I have a dream… you have a dream… our nation has a dream… our world has a dream. We all have a dream. We all have a dream, but the difference is how we realise our dream, how we obtain our dream, and how our dream changes us. This is evident in our learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. by Lasse Hallström, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts represent the same ideas on dreams and aspirations, which can be defined as hope, desire or the longing for a condition or achievement, but these texts express the same ideas differently, shaping our understanding of dreams and aspirations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1932 words
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Aborted Aspirations in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Aborted Aspirations in Pat Barker's Regeneration Pat Barker's riveting World War I novel Regeneration brilliantly exemplifies the effectiveness of fiction united with historical facts. While men aspired to gain glory from war and become heroes, Regeneration poignantly points out that not all of war was glorious. Rather, young soldiers found their aspirations prematurely aborted due to their bitter war experiences. The horrible mental and physical sicknesses, which plagued a number of soldiers, caused many men to withdraw from the battlefield....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Pip's Aspirations in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip's Aspirations in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations         Through Great Expectations, Dickens explores the different notions of gentility in the nineteenth century and the implications of upward mobility on the lower class. One of the most radical aspects of the industrial revolution on the everyday life of nineteenth-century England was the effect on the social structure. Prior to the nineteenth century, social stratification was rigid and did not allow individuals to move from one group to another....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Childhood Aspirations - ... Child beauty Pageants quickly became a multimillion dollar business, as thousands of children wiggle their wares in front of audiences all around the country; usually they wore adult clothes, costumes, and makeup. These little girls are put into a competition against girls their own age. The judges basically judge them on looks, capability, poise, perfection, and confidence (Nussbaum), basically the whole package. Is it really fair to have little girls who are only 6 years old looking like they are in their 20’s?is it fair that these girls can’t go outside and play activities and games that other kids their age play, like tag, hide and seek, and hopscotch....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Reported Career Aspirations for Children With IEPs by Parents in STEM Focused and Non-STEM Focused Academic Environments - ... 2. Do parents’ career aspirations for children with disabilities include STEM professions and are these goals supported by STEM focused IEP goals. 3. Do parental career expectations differ by disability, gender, and/or ethnicity of their children. 4. Does parent education in STEM career and job possibilities impact their career expectations and aspirations for their children. Method and Design Participants: parents of elementary children who have IEPs in 4 elementary schools in the NPS system (N = ____) Parent incentive(s): ________________________ Data Collection: 1) Pre-Post Parent Surveys/Interviews before and after intervention (parents of elementary age children with IEPs focusing on career awareness/expectations) 2) Records examination (IEP goals) 3) Focus groups (formative data collection) Planned Intervention: (for subsample/experimental group) ; series of workshops to be delivered by career development specialists, college admissions personnel, college level disability specialists, high school counselors, college level disability specialists, financial aid/scholarship specialists, and IEP transition specialists/vocational rehabilitation counselors....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Success of a Family: Aspirations & Motives of the Younger Family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - ... Through determination and hard work Ruth views the new home as a method to refresh and revitalize their family. To Ruth, putting the insurance money towards buying a house is an opportunity to escape the current hardships. The coming baby, the troubles in her marriage with Walter, and the growing financial burdens could be alleviated by the new home. Though the home would undoubtably come with difficulties of its own, including racial prejudice and increased financial burdens, Ruth believes that it is the best option for the family as a whole....   [tags: Theatre]
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My Goals And Aspirations - It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied this senior year. But now that I know that one has to face the responsibilities for every decision one makes, I might be ready to make some smart ones.No, I do not think that I can become a brain surgeon or a world-renowned scientist or, unless I win the lottery, a millionaire but I can try to do my best to become all that I can be with the options that I have....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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A Necessary Vision - Every successful manager today must have had dreams for his or her future. The world’s billionaires like Michael Dell of Dell Corporation; Bill Gates of Microsoft, Oprah Winfrey and a host of others had dreams for their future and I can say they are accomplished individuals. The motive behind the workshop was to enable us understand how to create a vision, its purpose and its connection to business management and was handled by Ms. Melba Nicholson. She made us understand that as future managers, we should be able to determine our terminal values and apply our instrumental values in that direction....   [tags: Personal Aspirations] 596 words
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The ACT's of College - My life has changed since I decided to pursue my bachelor’s degree in U.S. I know the four years in U.S.; those experiences will bring me up to another stage in my life. Yet, I also know that I will face many obstacles over those four years. As an international student who is studying aboard, the life is not easy. I need to leave my family in China, and come to a completely unfamiliar country. Meanwhile, I need to challenge myself to adopt the more competitive academic environment. I think I need to study even harder in order to be successful....   [tags: Goals/Aspirations] 602 words
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Seize the Day -- Don't Surrender It - Every single person was put on the Earth to do something great. However, just because anyone can do something great, does not mean that everyone will, unless they take a risk. “Carpe Diem” or “seize the day” is a way of telling humanity that without taking a chance, there is no hope of achieving what we want, and it is only recently that I began to realize just how much truth “seize the day” can express. Before attending high school, I acted nonexistent, and it was not until I had wasted two years of my life that I came to my senses....   [tags: Personal Experience/Aspirations] 670 words
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gatlove Money, Love, and Aspiration in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - Money, Love, and Aspiration in The Great Gatsby How do the members of such a rootless, mobile, indifferent society acquire a sense of who they are. Most of them don't. The Great Gatsby presents large numbers of them as comic, disembodied names of guests at dinner parties: the Chromes, the Backhyssons, and the Dennickers. Some, of course, have some measure of fame, but even Jordan Baker's reputation does not do much for her other than get her entrée to more parties. A very few, such as Gatsby, stand out by their wealth; his hospitality secures him a hold on many peoples' memories, but Fitzgerald is quick to point up the emptiness of this, [...] In this connection, Fitzgerald's insistence on Gatsby as a man who "sprang from his own Platonic conception of himself" is important....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 652 words
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Freedom, Unity and Aspiration for a Classless Society in J.O. Francis' Birds of a Feather - Introduction: The time of writing and performance of the one act comedy, Birds of a Feather by J.O. Francis, act as an effective background behind creation of this drama. The first performance of the play was provided by the Welsh Society on 2nd March 1923 at the London School of Economics (Francis 106). Almost a century prior to this time industrial revolution occurred in the English society, introducing drastic changes at different levels of the English socio-cultural aspects. Effects of these changes were not so strikingly realized till inception of the 20th century....   [tags: birds of a feather]
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The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective - The Effects of Girls Chaging Priorities on Their Educational Achievement from a Liberal Feminist Perspective Hypothesis Using a liberal feminist perspective, I am going to investigate the effects of girls changing priorities on their educational achievement, from wanting a marriage and children to a career and independence. Employing the work of Sharpe and Wilkinson, I will test the hypothesis: ‘the improved educational performance of girls has been greatly influenced by higher career aspirations.’ This area of research interests me because I know females whose aspirations have changed over time, and I am interested as to what caused this change....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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Improving the Educational System - Improving the Educational System Teachers are committed to challenging all students to succeed, whatever their abilities, interests, social and cultural background, gender, prior attainment or aspirations. As future teachers, we need to know the aspects of society, so that we can ensure that each one of our students is successful and achieves his or her potential through the education provided. In this paper, I will be using the articles from the Social Class/Race and School Finance section of the class to evaluate the effects of social stratification, cultural capital, and social reproduction, school financing, and school environment....   [tags: Education Teaching Learning School Essays]
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The Role of Education in Society as Discussed by Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and John W. Meyer - Theorists have long discussed the value of education in society as evidenced by the writings of Emile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, and more recently John W. Meyer. Emile Durkheim believed in the theory of structural functionalism and its ability to provide social order. Durkheim felt institutions were a social fact that made the machine of society work in an orderly fashion. Education, being an institution has a standard set of rules accepted by individuals. Schools provide social groups, making the individual part of a larger cohesive collective society that provides the individual with a social network....   [tags: Education, learning] 626 words
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The Various Stages of Meditation - The Various Stages of Meditation To reach meditation, you require the three big steps: Relaxation: Control of yourself can mean relaxing your mind and your body You must, control your emotions, your passions, your nerves, your thoughts, your imagination, your desires, your bad habits, your impulses, your aspirations. Control yourself internally. Everything in you should be controlled, so that you can know your forces better, and how to use them It is convenient to control yourself in all circumstances, and mainly, to control your heart, if it is capable of hating or has unhealthy feelings, control your mind, putting a stop to your thoughts and aspirations, the same for your desires and passions, and mainly do not allow it to hurt, even with the intention....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and His Work - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and His Work        By the time F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, he had already amassed an impressive literary resume. From his first commercial publication of the short story, "Babes in the Woods" at age 23 to "The Sensible Thing" at age 28, Fitzgerald published fourteen short stories, one play, two collections of short stories, and two novels. His first novel, This Side of Paradise, made Fitzgerald a celebrity. The second, "The Beautiful and the Damned," was serialized in Metropolitan Magazine....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Emily Bronte and D.H Lawrence's Exploration of Social Class - Social class plays a very significant part in my core text, ‘Wuthering Heights’ and also my partner text , ‘Sons and Lovers’ because it helps the reader determine a sense of character and plays a massive part in the reader finding the true depth of a character. Social class in both novels is determined by location and the origin of the characters, as in ‘Wuthering Heights’ we see that Heathcliff is considered as abnormal and known as having a lower social class because of the uncertainty of his origin....   [tags: Emily Bronte, D.H Lawrence, Social Class, classism] 1276 words
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Dr Faustus - Dr Faustus In Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe uses the resolution of the conflict between Dr. Faustus and the beliefs of his time to explore the idea of man’s place in the universe. In Faustus’ time, it was believed that man had a place in the universe, and man must stay within his boundaries. It can be shown that Dr. Faustus stepped out of his place, failed in his attempt repent his actions, and ultimately caused his own end. The conflict between Dr. Faustus and the belief system of the age of discovery is established when Faustus makes a pact with the devil to sell his soul....   [tags: Essays Papers] 609 words
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Free Cuba - Free Cuba I. Introduction: Cuban history, like many other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean which have experienced colonial subjugation and imperial interference, is highlighted by tumultuous rebellions. Ever since the revolt of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes in 1868, who took up arms with his slaves to liberate Cuba from Spain’s colonial grasp, the existence of insurrectionists and adamant government opposition in Cuba has flourished. Social revolution and a strong will and practice of nationalism has indelibly characterized Cuban history....   [tags: Cuban History Historical Essays] 2353 words
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The French Revolution - Hobsbawn: The later 18th centuryh was a time of crisis for theold regimes of Europe and their economic systems and political agitation sometimes breaking out into revolts. English Industrial Revolution vaulted Britain to the fore. France was the most powerful and the most typical of the old aristocratic absolute monarchies of Europe. (lower taxes off backs of lower classes). Major inequities, inflation and lack of food, very minimal reforms, rising aspirations of middle classes -bourgeoise. Among 23 million Frenchmen, there were 400,000 who formed the nobility -and army officers and clergy....   [tags: European History] 1075 words
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Follow Your Dreams - Dreams are aspirations that reflect a human’s wants and desires in life. They are a fundamental element that drives human beings to achieve the impossible. Dreams have the ability to motivate oneself to set goals and ideals for the future. Each person in some part of their life has had desires that they would like to accomplish. Without these desires, there is nothing to motivate one’s actions and attitude. However, most people believe that satisfaction only exists once a dream is achieved. Louisa Alcott, an inspirational novelist in the 1880’s once stated “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Form of Government - ... In contrast freedom conquer in every respect and the prevalence of social Darwinism is the dominant them of American and even European democracy. People can only hope about the theoretical and utopian society. In truth, the question still arises about the socialism, presenting itself once again as panacea to control and correct the anticipated unrestrained behavior of rampant capitalism as it descends and collapses by the impossibilities and unrealistic positions of unalloyed individualism (Myers, 1995)....   [tags: Economics Systems, Socialism] 2397 words
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Critical Analysis of "graduation" - "Graduation" is an excerpt of the autobiographical book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, written by Maya Angelou. While the book is autobiographical in nature, this particular excerpt is much discussed amongst literary circles because of Angelou's use of both objective and subjective narration. Objective narration describes the culture of Angelou's local community, Stamps Arkansas. The passage depicts the entire community of Stamps preparing for, and experiencing, graduation ceremonies at the local black schools....   [tags: American Literature] 426 words
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Effect of Social Inequality on Child Development - As kids, the question is always asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Depending on the interest of their parents, the children’s answers vary greatly. If they come from a family of lawyers, the child would most likely say they would want to be a lawyer. If they come from a family where no one has graduated from high school, the child would most likely say that they would want to be a truck driver. The background and the status of the parents would determine the aspirations of children’s future....   [tags: Child Development]
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MATH, SCIENCE, AND PINK COLLARS: GENDER STEREOTYPING AND ITS EFFECT ON ACADEMIC CHOICES - High school and college are both important institutions in many peoples' lives. These academic institutions are seen as places where identities are forged, friendships are made, important basic lessons are learned, and ideally, plans are made regarding both near and distant futures. High school and college are toted as places where post-pubescent adolescents are supposed to find out what exactly they want to do with their lives – a period of four to eight or more years where the groundwork for the rest of your life out in the “real world” is laid out....   [tags: Gender ]
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The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979: A Balance of Peace and Power in the Middle East - ... Indeed, when Ben Gurion was replaced by Pinchas Lavon, a secret operation to plant bombs in strategic locations in order to disrupt Egyptian-United States relations was uncovered; the “Lavon Affair” had serious repercussions both within Israel and Egypt. Compounding the tension were the Palestinian guerrilla raids launched from Gaza (under Egyptian control) and the harsh responses by the Israel Defense Ministry. The breaking point came when Nasser decided to nationalize the Suez Canal to express his displeasure; encouraged by Britain and France, Israeli forces invaded the Sinai Peninsula on October 29, and were joined a day later by the two countries....   [tags: The Middle East]
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Characteristics of Seventeenth Century England - Population growth, inflation, commercialization, individual competitiveness, and social Divergences are just some of the many words used to describe the future of England’s society during the seventeenth century. It seemed that humanities only goal was to become a business tycoon and hit the big time. These however were not words or used to describe the Puritans. Some Puritans of this time did not like the sound of their ever nearing future and believed it was not in god’s will for these things to happen....   [tags: Puritans] 641 words
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Educational Literacy in the Context of Environmental Ethics - Educational Literacy in the Context of Environmental Ethics ABSTRACT: I explore the concept of literacy and the role it might play in environmental ethics. One of the goals of environmental ethics is to describe and contribute to the creation of an ecologically responsible culture. The creation of such a culture requires the development of knowledge and abilities that will help sustain such a culture. Since education is one of the key institutions for instilling values and world views, it is important for environmental philosophers to think about the institutionalization of environmental theories in terms of their implications for the environmentally literate person....   [tags: Environment Literacy Education Essays]
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Learning Disabilities and Career Development - Learning Disabilities and Career Development The lifelong process of career development poses special challenges for people with learning disabilities (LD). Although the career development of individuals with disabilities is not widely discussed in the literature, key pieces of legislation enacted or reauthorized in the 1990s—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act (now Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act)—have helped increase the numbers of individuals with LD in postsecondary education and the awareness of their needs in the workplace (Hitchings and Retish 2000)....   [tags: Education Employment Disability Essays]
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The Influence of Family Background - Family Role in Career Development Family influence is an important force in preparing youth for their roles as workers. Young people form many of their attitudes about work and careers as a result of interactions with the family. Family background provides the basis from which their career planning and decision making evolve. However, within each family, the level of involvement can vary, offering both positive and negative influences. This Digest examines the research on family influences on career development and describes implications for practice....   [tags: Education Relationships Essays]
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Personal Narrative: My Experience with Gender Roles - Personal Narrative: My Experience with Gender Roles A secret agent. A professional football player. A fire fighter. These would have been my responses when asked that inevitable question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Family, Media and Peers are said to have influenced my views concerning the role I am to play society. All of these factors had one thing in common. They all were influencing me to behave according to my gender. Everything from the clothes I wore to the toys I played with contributed to this....   [tags: Papers] 638 words
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Mahmoud Means Business - Mahmoud Means Business MAHMOUD ABBAS, also known as Abu Mazen, the new Palestinian President who set in his ways to bring peace to the Palestinian people and their cause and to put an end to over four years of violent bloodshed. This pragmatist is a long time Palestinian activist who is neither cynical of Palestinian's aspirations nor willing to betray the Palestinian cause. He sees coexistence with Israel as necessary to his people's interests and will stop it nothing to terminate the age-old conflict....   [tags: World Cultures] 345 words
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Career Controversy: Should robots be allowed to act autonomously? - The progress man has made in the field of technology is becoming exponentially greater. Each decade sees more progress than the century preceding it, than that century did of the millennium preceding it. As our innovation drives us towards greater results, the time at which robots may take on human-like intelligence comes ever closer. Philosophers and engineers alike have been grappling with questions related to that time for the last half-century. Yet as we march forward in this brave new world, other, much more intricate questions, such as those surrounding the ability of robots to complete tasks which require intelligence, the ability and right of robots to feel emotion, and the ethical concerns surrounding robots which are both intelligent and emotional are being brought forward....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence]
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - The Importance of the Struggle - The Importance of the Struggle in A Raisin in the Sun      “Why do some people persist despite insurmountable obstacles, while others give up quickly or never bother to try” (Gunton 118). A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry, is a commentary on life and our struggle to comprehend and control it. The last scene in the play between Asagai and Beneatha contrasts two contemporary views on why we keep on trying to change the future, and reaches the conclusion that, far from being a means to an end, the real meaning of life is the struggle....   [tags: Raisin Sun essays]
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Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical - Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical In an age of radical pluralism it is increasingly difficult to affirm and sustain the educational aspirations of Greek paideia (Latin humanitas). The most challenging attacks on these aspirations come from standpoints which share a postmodern attitude of opposition towards inherited cultural ideals, especially those which claim universality. This paper first examines optimistic and pessimistic prospects for the educational heritage of humanitas, concluding that, in the face of cultural disparateness which is increasingly evident in post-Enlightenment cultures, the pessimistic case seems to be more convincing....   [tags: Philosophy Diversity Science Papers] 4718 words
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Deviance - Deviance Whatever the term deviance creates , in general it is popularly assumed that 'deviants' are individuals who are somehow less capable, less socially responsible, less adjusted, and consequently less useful to society than their more fortunate, upright and 'normal' fellows ( Social Deviance in Australia, p 4). In the case of Aboriginal drinking, alcohol is the main source of criminalisation and incarceration. This public labelling gives the individual an entirely new status- one which tends to dominate the person's self conception....   [tags: Psychology Deviant Behavior Essays] 4967 words
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The American Dream Today - What is the American Dream, and who are the people most likely to pursue its often elusive fulfillment. Indeed, the American Dream has come to represent the attainment of myriad of goals that are specific to each individual. While one person might consider a purchased home with a white picket fence her version of the American Dream, another might regard it as the financial ability to operate his own business. Clearly, there is no cut and dried definition of the American Dream as long as any two people hold a different meaning....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 1960 words
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Content with My Life - Content with My Life Contentment is a goal that all people seek. When we apply contentment to Americans, it becomes the American Dream. Some individuals seem to know exactly what their goals are beginning in elementary school, spending the rest of their lives working and achieving those goals. Other individuals drift through life, and if they are lucky, they may stumble upon what they need to satisfy their contentment. Still others will continue stumbling throughout life and will never find themselves content....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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The Historical Perspective in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - The Historical Perspective in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is an early product of the modern Western world. Written during the Romantic movement of the early 19th century, the book provides insight into issues that are pertinent today. Similar to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Shelley's Frankenstein concerns individuals' aspirations and what results when those aspirations are attained irresponsibly. While Mary Shelley (then Mary Godwin) wrote Frankenstein in 1816 she was living or in contact with both Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, the two predominant romantic poets who professed the romantic ideals of the age....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays]
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Ezeulu's Defeat in Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God - Ezeulu's Defeat in Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God When the Umuaro people began to encounter the spreading European colonialists, most realized that the colonialists were not like their other enemies and that they could not be defeated in the same way. So, even those most fiercely opposed to the colonial presence at first eventually conformed to its power. However, Ezeulu, the tragic hero of Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God, was not the typical Umuaro villager. As the chief priest of the powerful deity Ulu, Ezeulu felt that he could be subordinate to no one and accordingly rose up in direct confrontation with both the colonialists and his own community....   [tags: Achebe Arrow of God Essays]
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Toward an Ethics for Being Educated - Toward an Ethics for Being Educated ABSTRACT: The regulative ideal of being educated is construed through features associated with the conduct and aspirations of faculty in higher education. These features include autonomy of mind and its presuppositions in self-knowledge and ability to inquire. These features as well cover having the identity of an educated person, implying evaluation of the products of the mind in logic and language, motivation to maintain an education, and the deep convictions and attitudes characteristic of the academic, humanist, and scientist....   [tags: Education Learning Essays] 2990 words
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Hallway Hangers and The Brothers - In his research Jay Macleod, compares two groups of teenage boys, the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers. Both groups of teenagers live in a low income neighborhood in Clarendon Heights, but they are complete opposites of each other. The Hallway Hangers, composed of eight teenagers spend most of their time in the late afternoon or early evening hanging out in doorway number 13 until very late at night. The Brothers are a group of seven teenagers that have no aspirations to just hang out and cause problems, the Brothers enjoy active pastimes such as playing basketball....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - The play A Raisin In The Sun takes place in the south of Chicago, around the late fifties Setting The play “A Raisin In The Sun” takes place in the south of Chicago, around the late fifties. The scenes unfold in the Youngers’ apartment. It is a very small apartment with only a kitchen, a living/dining room and 2 little bedrooms. There is also a tiny bathroom that the Youngers have to share with their neighbours. Inside the apartment is very dark because there are only a few windows and the windows are extremely small....   [tags: English Literature] 2003 words
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Can Willy Loman Be Considered A Tragic Hero? - Can Willy Loman Be Considered A Tragic Hero. Whether Willy Loman can be considered a tragic hero has long been debated between critics. Ever since Miller produced the play, people have discussed whether Willy’s status was high enough for his fall to be considered tragic, or whether Willy can be seen as an altogether modern tragic hero, I will be looking at both these views taking into consideration critics views and also adding my own thoughts. Tragedy has its origin in ancient Greece. In his Poetics Aristotle defined a tragedy as portraying a serious, complete and important action involving pain or destruction and shows the fall of an important person from happiness and prosperity into misery and catastrophe....   [tags: English Literature] 1625 words
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Nationalism in German Music During the Early Romantic Period - Nationalism in German Music During the Early Romantic Period Until the nineteenth century, music was generally regarded as an international language. Folk music had always been in place and linked directly with particular regions. On a larger scale though, European music was a device for expression through the application of Italian techniques and styles. In other words, its technical vocabulary was Italian, and from the time of the early baroque, European music, in general, had evolved its styles and technical devices from the developments of Italian composers....   [tags: Papers] 2143 words
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Comparing Slavery Essays by Winthrop Jordan And Eric Williams - The Truth and A Lengthy Excuse An essay on Eric Williams and Winthrop Jordan In Eric Williams' essay, "Capitalism and Slavery", the first thing he stresses is that racism came from slavery, not the other way around. Of course I was immediately put off by this statement after reading Winthrop Jordan's "White over Black: American attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812", which has quite the opposite idea stated in it.  Fortunately, Eric Williams' essay nearly tears itself apart on its own without any help from me, as he failed to recognize his own inherent classism and racism.  It is his idea that because blacks were not the first to be used for free labor, just the cheapest form of free labor, that it was not racism that made the English, Spanish, and French use them.  That, of course, is complete bullshit.  Here's why....   [tags: American History] 984 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby “So The Great Gatsby house at West Egg glittered with all the lights of the twenties, there were was always Gatsby’s supplicating hand, reaching out to make glamour with what he had lost be cruel chance...of how little Gatsby wanted at bottom-not to understand society, but to ape it”(21-22). The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald features constant parties, glamorous houses, and extravagance to reveal the values of the characters and the society they live in....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby] 1011 words
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