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Social Obligations and Personal Aspirations - “Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being...”(Albert Einstein) However, it increasingly difficult travel down both these paths, as, society’s expectations are quite different to personal desires. Many times it creates feelings of dissonance in the individual, as he or she is forced to make a decision between two facets of human existence. It is this personal conflict which is the theme of Mira Nair’s film, Monsoon Wedding. It explores the life of a middle-class Indian family, preparing for the wedding of their daughter Aditi....   [tags: Writing Techniques, Mira Nair] 836 words
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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 underst...   [tags: essays research papers] 1932 words
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Concerns Over North Korea's Nuclear Aspirations - ... These choices have made their economic progress nearly stagnant and failing. When compared to its neighbor South Korea, North Korea has not made the same advancements since the Korean War. This can be blamed on the “military first” policy that has since made North Korea dependent on China and Russia for economic assistance, and the idea that they want to be isolated. Although Kim Il-Sung had plans for nuclear weapons he never clearly made acknowledgement of them. There was a shift in policy when Sung passed the power to his son; Sung felt like it was essential for the country to possess nuclear arms when he handed his power to his successor, Kim Jung-Il....   [tags: military, economy, disarmament] 833 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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Aspirations to Achieve my Educational Goals - After nineteen years of living in a small town named Wasco, known by most for the prison, I moved to Long Beach. I grew up in a strict religion that discouraged questioning and required extreme dedication towards servitude of God. Attending college was discouraged by my parents and the church, as it took away from time spent towards serving God. Living in Wasco was my own prison. Moving to Long Beach meant freedom to me where I was finally able to stretch my constrained, clipped wings. Suddenly, the simplest of questions, for some, such as "What do I want to be?" and "Who am I?" plagued my mind....   [tags: college, prison, answers, hardship] 730 words
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A Qest for the Unknown: Kamala Das as a Poet of Body and Sexual Aspirations - A QUEST FOR THE UNKNOWN: KAMALA DAS AS A POET OF BODY AND SEXUAL ASPIRATIONS Sex has been one of the most pre-dominant themes in the works of Kamala Das. Time and again she exploits this theme in delineating the relationship between her male female characters. Unlike other Indian women writers, she does not resort to oblique or indirect reference to sex or love-making, rather takes up a bold and hitherto unexploited approach towards sex. As once stated by Wordsworth that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; Kamala Das epitomizes this utterance and let loose a series of emotions which find place not only in her poetic works but also her short stories and novel....   [tags: poetry, sex, sexual affair, love]
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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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Reported Career Aspirations for Children With IEPs by Parents in STEM Focused and Non-STEM Focused Academic Environments - There is evidence that career decision making has its roots in early childhood and continues throughout the lifetime (Magnuson & Starr, 2000; Trice, 1991; Trice & McClellan, 1994). The results of this study indicate that by fifth grade, and sometimes as early as first grade, children are able to rationally examine how realistic their career aspirations are, as shown by Auger et al.,(2005). As a result more researchers are focusing on the beginnings of career exploration among elementary-aged children (Auger, Blackhurst, & Wahl, 2005, Trice, Hughes, Odom, Woods, & McClellan, 1995; Trice & King, 1991; Walls, 2000; Wright et al., 1995)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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An Analysis of Harlem a Poem by Langston Hughes - Dreams are aspirations that people hope to achieve in their lifetime. They are a motive that drives lives to accomplish goals. When trying to achieve these goals, people can do anything. However, what happens when a dream is deferred. A dream cast aside can frustrate a person in the deepest way. It tends to permeate their thoughts and becomes an unshakable burden. In the poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes, through literary technique, raises strong themes through a short amount of language. The poem begins with a question: "What happens to a dream deferred?” The speaker of the poem at this point is unnamed....   [tags: dreams, aspirations, goals] 1007 words
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Success of a Family: Aspirations & Motives of the Younger Family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun revolves around a short but difficult period in the lives of the Younger family. Each family member has dreams of a higher quality of life; free from the pressures of poverty and the literal confines of an outgrown and decrepit apartment. Ultimately, the ambitions of each Younger are inspired by dreams of a better life for the family as a whole. Though each Younger approaches this goal differently, they each desire to rise above their current position in the “rat trap” of society into a better, more respectable, life (964)....   [tags: Theatre]
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My Education Is the Hope to Achieve My Career Goal - “Education should consist of a series of enchantments, each raising the individual to a higher level of awareness, understanding and kinship with all living things.” It is this maxim that urged me to think higher. Education is the only hope for a person to achieve his career goals. This is what I feel about education, especially about American Education. I want to attain the highest level of education and transcend horizons in the chosen field. I have been a keen observer and am well known for probing new avenues, always enthusiastic and ready with a chain of questions....   [tags: knowledge, theoretical, aspirations] 1206 words
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Symbol and Irony in The Awakening by Kate Chopin - ... “"Well, send him about his business when he bores you, Edna," instructed her husband as he prepared to leave.” (Chopin 1). Another example of irony is when Leonce comes back from his night of enjoyment and tries to wake Enda up to be his audience. Leonce gets annoyed when she does not give him her attention and here the voice of the story refers to Edna as him “sole object of his existence”. “He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation.” (Chopin 1)This is ironic because in a way, Leonce has a double standard of the roles of his wife Edna in the marr...   [tags: sexual aspirations, social rules] 761 words
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Being Familiar, Aware and Understanding is Knowledge - ... One day during a lecture, her teacher asked the students, “Do you have any power?” One of the students Raman who always stood first in the school’s racing competition, raised his hand and said, “Yes ma’am I have power in my legs, I can run very fast!” The teacher appreciated his answer and looked around the class waiting for other students to answer. She asked, “Who else will answer?” Suhani stood up and said, “Ma’am I have the power of knowledge. Whatever I have learnt so far either from reading books or listening to the lessons taught by my elders, all this has contributed towards increasing my knowledge and giving me more wisdom.” The moment she finished her sentence, the whole cla...   [tags: aspirations, power, competition] 620 words
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Five Reasons Not to Postpone College - ... Receiving your college education is going to be hard enough, having to work around all of your other commitments is just going to make your education plans so much harder to obtain. You won’t attend college with your peers. “Take enough time off from school and you may find yourself much older than your fellow classmates” (The Disadvantages of Postponing College). Not only are you in a classroom once again trying to figure out a routine for being in school, you are the oldest person in class....   [tags: responsibilities, routines, aspirations] 621 words
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Aspirations to be a Top Forensic Scientist - My career goal is to aspire to become one of the top Forensic Scientist in the country, and eventually become an International Baccalaureate Chemistry teacher. I developed my career off of my passion of science and math with the need capitalize on my capabilities and explore the nature of the world and be able to share my knowledge with the younger generation. For each payment, I have received I saved 50% of it towards a college savings bank account, 25% towards personal expenses, such as clothes, movies, sports etc, and the last 25% always goes towards helping helping out my mother with house expenses, though she does not approve but still appreciates and is grateful for, I contribute to he...   [tags: chemistry, intellectual, math] 600 words
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Childhood Aspirations - The very first documented beauty pageant dates clear back to Paris of Troy. He had to choose between three beauties for a wife. He chose Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Leda. If there would have been titles back then like there are today then Helen would have been named Miss World. America didn’t start holding beauty pageants until the early 1920’s. They were originally a gimmick to keep tourists in town after the summer months. This was the birth of Miss America. The contest was held each year in Atlantic City and each year the number of contestants grew....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Effects of the Educational Level/Status of Parents on their Children - What effect does the educational level/status of parents have on the post-high school graduation aspirations of their children. The hypothesis is that the educational status of parents does affect their children’s post-high school aspirations. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the educational status of parents impacts the educational/work choices/future aspirations of their children. The assumptions of this study are that students whose parents have achieved a higher level of education will have higher aspirations for their own future....   [tags: post high school, educational aspirations]
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The Nonfulfillment of New Haven’s Aspirations - Between the early to mid 1600’s, British outcasts had begun to venture out to North America to seek religious freedom. However, many of these settlers weren’t making the perilous voyage across the Atlantic for solely religious reasons. The colony of New Haven was an organized settlement that was both religiously and economically inclined. However, despite their unity and good work ethic, the colony was unable to achieve much significance by the turn of the century. Ever since the colonists arrived in New Haven, they encountered many difficulties that at first thwarted them from creating a thriving economy, and eventually shattered what hopes they had of creating the strong and influential ha...   [tags: New Haven, Davenport, puritans]
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Nationalism in Malaysia - Introduction Nationalism can be defined as sprit or aspirations common to the whole of a nation, also someone that devote and loyalty to own country.Nationalism is a form of love toward your country, this form of love has been trained since young the honour being one of your country, willing to do anything include risking your own life to protect the it and people of the country from any harm as an act of loyalty to the country, for example, the heroes that risk their lives to save this country....   [tags: National Aspirations, Malaysia, Culture, Country]
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Growing up in a World where Chasing Money is what Matters - ... I had found a new determination in life I wanted to become an actor I wanted to be the next new name in shining lights winning Oscars and academy awards, but as time went along I saw acting wasn't really my thing. I was an okay actor and I knew I wouldn't cook it in Hollywood as an actor. Depression sets in my life at one time again. For the remainder of the year I continued working, but it was clear the flaming passion I had for it had dwindled off. In high school is the time of a person’s life where they start to define themselves I struggled trying to find who I was as a person who I wanted to be in the future, and what I wanted to become I felt like a loser, a roach on the golden gat...   [tags: shakespeare, aspirations, journey] 791 words
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Tax Reform - Tax reform has undergone much debate in the political stratosphere recently. The tax system has been stigmatized because of a multitude of reasons that include corruption. Additionally, tax reform is a very complex issue. In addition, there has been an abundance of negotiations in Congress to pass some type of tax reform. Despite these talks, actual action has remained stagnant. This topic clearly reflects the collective action principle and the policy principle due to failed tax reform negotiations and the outcomes of various legislation....   [tags: Institutional Procedures, Personal Aspirations]
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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,...   [tags: essays research papers] 427 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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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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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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Happiness State of Mind - ... It will also attempt to define, analyze and discuss realization, liberation, enlightenment, and immortality as a result of ascetic practice. While doing so, it will analyze the available data pointing towards the eventual immortality of human beings. Finally, the main question driving this research is if whether asceticism alone is sufficient condition to the path of realization and liberation and what does reaching immortality entail. Asian Asceticism in Contemporary Times Asceticism practice is very prominent in various Asian cultures and religious traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism....   [tags: lifetime, aspirations, success, wealth] 1171 words
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To Give is to Recieve in Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry - Think about the last time that you opened a present that had been given to you by someone you love. Did you take a moment to think about what they might have gone through just to give you that one perfect gift. The giver may have sacrificed something very dear to their heart to give you that small token. In Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, a young couple who is in desperate financial struggle sells their most prized possessions to purchase gifts for each other. O. Henry teaches the valuable lesson that sometimes in order to give a well thought out gift we may be required to sacrifice our time, possessions, or self aspirations....   [tags: scrapbook, aspiration, possession]
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Going to Any Length to Reach Your Goal - ... Derek’s mother was disappointed and their relationship felt the strain. (Derek Halpern 1) Another example of a relationship torn apart by this difference in opinion is when Kansas farm boy, Wes Santee went against his father’s wishes and left home to become a runner. Wes’ father was abusive, and did not ever want Wes going to school. When Wes told his father his dream of running for a college team, his father was outraged. He thought Wes should work on the family farm forever. When finally, he and his father’s disagreement could not be resolved, “The seventeen-year-old…stormed back to the house, informed his mother he was leaving… [and left] his father without a goodbye.” (Bascomb 24) Ot...   [tags: relationship, ambition, aspiration] 744 words
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Dream On by Steven Tyler - ... Dream on"). Becoming a musician has always been Steven Tyler’s ambition. Looking up to his own father, he has lived among music since he was a kid. The lyrics from “Dream On”, “half my life’s in book’s written pages” refer to this idea ("Aerosmith-Dream On"). Most of his life has been spent on writing down music and lyrics based on his aspirations and his own life’s experiences. Similarly, when he wrote his song “Dream On”, he must have been writing about his own goals and dreams to be a well-known singer....   [tags: song, aspiration, desires, hopes]
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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 insistenc...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 652 words
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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome - During a severe blizzard, a 25 year-old Caucasian woman named Linda arrives at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA after being in labor for over thirty hours at home. Being only 28 weeks pregnant, she was hoping that her contractions would be able to be stopped. Unfortunately the delivery was not able to be interrupted and she delivered a premature baby boy named David at 28 weeks gestation; weighing only 1400 grams. Due to the difficult labor, and baby David being a Frank breech, David was delivered via caesarian section....   [tags: premature babies, breathing, health]
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Explaining My Aspiration to Study Politics - ... 14 Also, through studying the topic of pressure groups in my first AS module, I was able to 15 broaden my knowledge on how to be politically active and later joined the youth branch of the 16 Liberal Democrat party. Since then, I have attended a winter party conference which involved 17 me debating and proposing policy motions for the party manifesto, as well as campaigning and a 18 guided tour of the Welsh Assembly from the Welsh Liberal Democrat leader, Kirsty Williams....   [tags: career choices, opportunities] 577 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 Matter of Life or Death: The Medical Side Effects of Abortions - The Matter of Life or Death: The Medical Side Effects of Abortions The United States government has a difficult time with coming to an agreement on whether to ban abortions, or keep them. Although the United States is about freedom and the people, the government should be more concerned about the health of its nation. According to the Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, an abortion is “Expulsion from the uterus of an embryo or fetus before viability (20 weeks’ gestation [18 weeks after fertilization] or fetal weight less than 500 g)” (Williams and Wilkins)....   [tags: embryo, fetus, suction aspiration]
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Alcoholism: A Community’s Fear, but an Individual Aspiration - The power to be able to fall into a trance where reality and emotions are destroyed seems attractive to minority communities. Substances such as alcohol and drugs are a popular tool abused by young teens and adults since these materials are the easiest to possess. However, using a substance to fall into the trance will only be harmful to the individual and their community. This is true for the reason that, Sherman Alexie, a Native American writer, experiences numerous sorrows from alcohol in his life in the reservation and outside of the reservation....   [tags: Substance Abuse, Alcohol, Addiction, Young Adults]
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Harlem Renaissance in Zora Neale Hurston's Novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God - ... Keeps both water buckets full.” (Hurston 23). But unfortunately Janie is still very unhappy with the marriage. This is because Janie is not sexually, physically attracted to Logan. Yes he has stability but Janie’s young and doesn’t appreciate what she has. She’s just looking for her man version of the pear tree. Logan behavior starts to change and he no longer talks in rhymes to her. Logan now wants Janie to does some hard labor around the house. He wants her to help with the two mules he has to go get from town....   [tags: southern blacks, spiritual journey, aspiration] 2870 words
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Aspirational Fitness Goers: Nike Brand - 1.0 Introduction The subculture chosen for this report is; Aspirational Fitness Goers. In further detail this subculture is derived from a broader cultural group of Fitness. From here this culture is spilt up into many degrees of ‘Fitness’. Aspirational Fitness Goers are those people, mainly young women, that aspire to the idea of being fit and healthy, however; require a high degree of ongoing motivation and reminders that this end goal of being fit is attainable. This subculture consumes large amounts of time on leisure activities such as watching television and exploring the internet....   [tags: subcultures, advertisement analysis]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. At the conclusion of the novel, the reader is left with the message that the “green light,” or American Dream is unattainable. It is believed by many Americans out there that a dream is a necessary part of a young person’s life. Once said by American poet, Bill Copeland, “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” Without any aspirations, one will run towards the end of the universe and find no directions to what they want to do in life....   [tags: the American Dream, story analysis] 541 words
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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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Research on Women of Color - Overarching research on women of color (African American, Native American, Latina/Hispanic, Pacific Islander American, and Asian American) and the impact of racism and sexism as interrelated constructs on their academic aspirations is limited. A few scholarly pieces that explore racism and sexism as intersecting constructs, primarily focus on understanding the relationship between these isms and the mental health of women of color (DeBlaere & Bertsch, 2013; DeBlaere, Brewster, Bertsch, DeCarlo, Kegel, & Presseau, 2013;Martin, Boadi, Fernandes,Watt, & Robinson-Wood, 2013).More specifically, extant literature suggests one of the major consequences women of color experience in relation to racis...   [tags: discrimination, racism, sexism] 1978 words
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Correlation Between Happiness and Money - Introduction Happiness seems like a very complex issue, encompassed of individual and cultural differences. Therefore, attempting to acquire data to analyze it can formulate a difficult analysis. However, the question arises, is there a relationship between happiness and money. The basic understanding of not having money to cover basic needs causes a great amount of stress. Conversely, once basic needs are met, how does money affect pleasure. Another question arises, is there a magic income that maximizes happiness....   [tags: Individual Differences, Cultural Differences]
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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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Wit by Margaret Edson - Patients and doctors have one major thing in common, sickness. The patients have the illness and the doctors treat the illness as necessary. In this instance, Vivian Bearing is the patient while the two research doctors treating her are Harvey Kelekian and Jason Posner. Each individual has their own needs, aspirations and goals to associate with in the play W;t, written by Margaret Edson. Because individuals are just that, individuals, each of these traits may either coincide or conflict with another character....   [tags: play analysis, doctor-patient relationship] 1422 words
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Imprisonment of Personal Freedom - Imprisonment is defined as placing a certain entity into forcible detention. With Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale in ‘The Scarlet Letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne and, the servants and daughters of Bernarda in ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ by Federico Garcia Lorca, there is a constant dwelling around the collision between the pursuit of personal freedom and the imprisonment that subdues the characters’ lives. Moreover, Hester and Dimmesdale are imprisoned by the consequences of their own actions, an adulterous affair; whereas the residents of the Albas’ household are confined involuntarily, due to Bernarda’s crave for power and high social stature....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter] 774 words
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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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My Participation in the ASB to Raise School Spirit at Homecoming - ... I had to create a united front with the administration, ASB Director and the ASB Executive Council. We had meetings and spent copious hours planning Homecoming. Overcoming complacency in my executive council was one challenge I faced as I created problem solving dialogues with the members. Finally a viable plan was constructed, only to have our superintendent "shut it down" with homecoming just two weeks away. New plans were initiated then finally approved. Consequentially, Homecoming week was filled with a dynamic and energetic pep rally that included our cheerleaders,football players and the entire student body....   [tags: college entrance essay] 544 words
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Historical Evolution of Political System in Indonesia - ... It reflected the many amount of political parties shown up as the vehicle to enter the parliament. The role of the prime minister was also strong in making decisions which made the role of president covered. In the way of the state’s interest, it was dominated by the parliamentary interest. Hence, it made many changes in rolling the cabinet of parliament that made the programs to support the state’s interest became paused. After the experiences of parliamentary democracy, President Soekarno changed the political system to guided democracy....   [tags: government, democracy, authoritarian ] 637 words
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