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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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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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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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Effects of the Educational Level/Status of Parents on their Children - ... According to Goodman and Gregg (2010), even if parents have high expectations for their children, they are not guaranteed to succeed in higher education. Expectations are not enough to determine whether students move on to higher education. When expectations are linked to parental involvement, attainment of higher education is improved. Although there is literature examining the relationship between educational aspiration and educational achievement, there have been very few studies on the parent-child link between the two....   [tags: post high school, educational aspirations]
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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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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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The Nonfulfillment of New Haven’s Aspirations - ... After witnessing the downfall of the Massachusetts Bay colony, many of the Davenport crew desired to combine church and state to require religious dedication so as to prevent New Haven from having the same fate as the Bay’s. However, most of the colonists were even more scarred by the strong, oppressive absolute power of the King of England, King Charles I, and would rather die than have another powerful authority governing the way they lived their lives. SOURCE FOR THE KING BEING MEAN. In the end, the group agreed on a set of laws (later known as the Blue laws) that both ensured respect of religion while not giving large amounts of power over daily life to the church....   [tags: New Haven, Davenport, puritans]
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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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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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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 - ... If she does conceive, she has a very high risk of her body aborting the baby, and having a miscarriage. In 1973, a court case was held in the state of Texas, this case was known as the Roe vs. Wade case. In this trial, Roe was a pregnant single woman who wanted to have an abortion in a medical facility. In earlier years, it had been illegal to have an abortion, and any doctor who was caught performing an abortion would be prosecuted, and lose their medical license. During this trial, Roe won the case, the abortion ban act was then overturned by legislation and women were allowed to have an abortion in her first trimester of being pregnant....   [tags: embryo, fetus, suction aspiration]
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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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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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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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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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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 aspiration...   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Television: Help Wanted - ... Sandage argues that “…success is not the sole defining characteristic of the Dream. Rather, it is defined by motivation, not action, by ambition, not its fruition, and ‘success’ is only one possible result” (Meizel 477). Therefore, SpongeBob is not at all a believer in the traditional American Dream as Parker claimed. Instead, SpongeBob and his nautical crew remodel the conventional concept of the American Dream into aspirations involving loving one’s job and taking pride in doing it well, devout of concern with compensation, thus problematizing normative American ideals surrounding wealth, employment, and class ascension....   [tags: spongebobs, square pants]
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The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979: A Balance of Peace and Power in the Middle East - The Arab-Israeli conflict, initiated over one-hundred years ago and still continuing, has confounded both policy-makers and citizens; despite the best efforts of foreign leaders, only one substantial accord has materialized in the decades of negotiations: the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of 1979. Before one undertakes to understand such a complex topic as the Israel-Egypt peace treaty, however, a broad knowledge of the historical background of the two countries involved is essential to understanding the motivations and aspirations of both parties, which in turn will shed light on the peace treaty itself....   [tags: The Middle East]
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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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Analysis of Sociological Theories in David J. Harding's Living the Drama - Living the Drama by David J. Harding is a text which draws on many sociological theories that are presently relevant to the lives of many individuals. Particularly this compilation of personal accounts and theoretical connections textbook focuses on the role of neighborhood and community’s effect on the lives of present day boys. The book provides real life examples are given to demonstrate two key topics being cultural heterogeneity and collective efficacy. In neighborhoods collective efficacy is relevant regardless of the racial or socioeconomic make up of the area, as it comprises the neighborhoods trust and cohesion with shared expectations of control, which in response determines the pu...   [tags: Cultural Models, Collective Efficacy]
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The Impact of Single-Parent Families on College Student’s Education - We want to know about the educational experiences of college students who were raised in single-parent homes. We are performing an interpretive qualitative research study that is descriptive. We will use non-probability, snowball-sampling methods to gather idiographic data from intensive interviews. We will be covering college student’s overall performance in school, their educational aspirations, and family, teacher, and peer involvement throughout their education. Also, we will explore students’ belief about the impact of their parent’s academic attainment and achievement as well as their financial situation....   [tags: education, adolescents]
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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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Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela - ... In essence, it takes more than one great mind to successfully build, maintain and sustain an organization or a school. From a vantage point, the leader who highlights self, ‘I’, is not cognizant of the fact that there is no ‘I’ in team. Collaboratively working with staff and other leaders to achieve a desired outcome should be the aim of all leaders. There are advantages and disadvantages of collaborative work environment. However, in my views and from experience, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages....   [tags: inequalities and injustices, history]
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E.H. Carr and Hans Morgenthau - ... 10). Utopian thought served a purpose in the development of the discipline; it helped to establish its principle aims. While pure utopianism is too naive a commitment to develop the solutions to ending war and developing peaceful interactions between nation states, utopianism allowed a line of thought to develop wherein theory was expounded to be able to change the world. The aspirations of which cannot be found in a line of enquiry which “places emphasis on the acceptance of facts and on the analysis of their causes and consequences” (Carr p....   [tags: realism vs utopianism]
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Interview with a City Administrator - ... She contemplated changing careers. She knew she did not want to teach and she did not feel proficient in English to work as a reporter for the local newspaper. She realized that she liked working for and with the police department helping. Helping sparked Mrs. Bowman’s career change. She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University earning a degree in Human Resource Counseling. Upon completion, she transferred from the police department to the Workforce Development division within the city, Job Link....   [tags: Career Development Interview Essay]
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - ... He begins to have new ambitions for book learning and correct speech....” (Bloom 13). Due to Estella’s disdain for him, Pip realizes that the only way to win her love is to become educated and socially inept with Victorian society. He wants to sound like a Victorian upper class gentleman rather than having wrong speech patterns and not being literate in order to rise in social class and to win Estella over. Pip also realizes he needs help in order to achieve his goal of literacy and properness....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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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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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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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 the standpoint of natural law, the fundamental of socialism violates the right of freedom in first hand and right of property in second. The theory of socialism is built on the violation of natural law and absolutism. Let’s look at the detail views on both of the suppressed and oppressed rights. The transformatory project for the establishment of the good life has been eclipsed by socialist orthodoxy. Furthermore, ethico-political reality glided of the statist administrative goals, or simply, adopted values of liberals....   [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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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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The French Revolution - The later 18th century was a time of crisis for the old 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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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 c...   [tags: Artificial Intelligence]
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Absurdity: The Myth of Sisyphus - As humans we are creatures of habit. We settle in to our daily routines: waking up, going to work, studying, etc. At times, we have moments of lucidity which break these routines temporarily, these junctures of time provoke you into contemplating your own existance. If there is no meaning or point to life our existence is absurd. Our aspirations for ourself will cease, and so will those of the next generations, so on and so forth until everything ceases. Our existence is a reflection of Sysiphus', always pushing the boulder up the mountain but never truly completing the task, it is how we function with the knowledge of our absurdity and making life worthwhile....   [tags: Daily Habits, Worthwhile Life]
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What is human resource management and should it be an important part of organisational strategy? - Human Resources managers are the most important features of any business especially in an economy where there is an increasing shift towards service based industry. Price (1997) for example argues that HRM account for a great proportion of many business costs and it is the people that drive business. Through the key components of HRM such as recruitment and selection, training and developments, the essay will argue on the importance of HRM in organizations and how it contribute to organizational strategy....   [tags: definition, informative, expository]
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The Futility of War: an Analysis of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western - Front Stories of wars and the resulting victories are usually told in highly embellished narratives that seek to cover the grim realities of war as much as they aim to whip up popular emotion in order to ensure support for any future wars among the masses. However, war, by its very nature, is neither desirable nor its outcome praiseworthy. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front lays bare the gritty, gruesome and ultimately self-defeating nature of wars. As Paul Baumer and his soldier comrades enlist and join the Germany Army in order to defeat the enemy, they themselves are slowly vanquished, first psychologically and finally physically through death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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