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The Heroes of the Trojan War: Hector & Achilles - In the Greek epic, The Iliad, Homer describes the siege and capture of the ancient city of Troy by Achilles and the Achaean warriors. Achilles, being a fearless fighter, defeated many throughout his battles against the Trojan army, including the brave-hearted Hector during the invasion of Troy. Though Achilles has been given the title of the hero of the Trojan War, many historians believe that Hector was a greater hero than Achilles. When comparing the characteristics of an epic hero such as being a national hero and having supernatural abilities, Hector clearly surpasses Achilles....   [tags: Greek Literature] 532 words
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Richard Cory and To an Athlete Dying Young - The speakers in A. E. Housman poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” and Edward Arlington Robinson poem “Richard Cory” serve different purposes but uses irony and rhyme to help convey their message. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience dying young with glory is more memorable than dying old with glory. In “Richard Cory” the speaker’s purpose is to show the audience “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” In the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” the author uses rhyme to show the readers how the glory of the runner came and went in a dramatic way....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 687 words
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Corporate Governance: The South Pacific Stock Exchange - Introduction The South Pacific Stock Exchange (hereafter SPSE) also adopted the principle-based corporate governance code in 2009 with a view to enhance investor participation and confidence in the capital market in Fiji. The SPSE listing rules Section 6.42 require all listed companies to comply with the corporate governance code as stipulated under the Reserve Bank of Fiji (hereafter RBF) corporate governance principles and reporting guidelines (SPSE, 2010). Corporate governance is the broad term that describes the process, laws, policies, customs, and institutions which provide guidance for the organizations and corporations in the way they manage, operate, and control their operations....   [tags: capital market, financial market]
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Human Body Function More Effectively at a 98.6F Temperature - The human body unlike other animals, is designed to function more effectively at a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above or below, will cause the body to lose some amount of performance. As the body attempts to regulate its core temperature, in an effort to reestablish balance, some unnecessary functions will suffer. for example, if the body temperature is too low a person my become fatigued more easily and suffer a loss in energy. There are many issues to consider when exercising in cold weather conditions....   [tags: training ,body temperature, physical excercise]
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The Dreaded Curse - The Dreaded Curse The dark and dingy room swayed before his bloodshot eyes, he had not been sleeping for days. The trees outside shook in the strong wind as though their arms were waving helplessly. The cracked glass in the window was razor sharp: daring somebody to come and test its sharpness. The sofa was black with grime and incredibly sunk in; the putrid smell that wafted in the air was almost unbearable, the wallpaper was peeling off the walls at every corner. The one light in the room flickered on and off feebly....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 745 words
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Yukiko: Lost Hope - Remembering the time when her sword punctured the man that she once called father. Yukiko waked up from her coma, and scratched her curly eyebrows, “Why must I suffer from this, WHY!” she ran out the tent and began slicing anything that lay in her way. “I hate YOU!” She chanted and with one final torrential blow, the tent was sliced right into two. There are ways that she could have taken, but she had chosen the path that she knows she will regret for eternity and she also knew that there is no way of turning back....   [tags: short story] 2089 words
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Creative Writing: The Race is Won United - ... They wanted to win without each other, in fact they didn’t want each other to exist. So White tried to sprint without Black’s cooperation. It ended horribly with both of them tumbling down but instead of talking things through they both glared at each other. They did this for three hours until Black finally said, “Hey White…” “Yes?” White growled. “We look pretty stupid.” “You mean you look stupid.” “No. we both do. We’re not cooperating and the other teams are laughing at us because we look stupid.” “Yeah I guess you’re right....   [tags: team human, christian, islam] 573 words
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Track and Field Technical Analysis - Introduction Track and field is a sport that contains many different disciplines, including track sprints, track distance races, and field events, which include javelin throwing and pole-vaulting, among others. While predominantly an individual sport (except for relay races), in high school athletics, track and field athletes earn points based on their finishes toward an overall team score. Each athlete in each event should perform their best for two reasons: their individual result and their team score....   [tags: Sports, Athletes]
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Future Energy Resources: Hydropower - Future Energy Resources: hydropower Hydropower is a renewable energy source that transforms the kinetic energy in running water into usable electricity. The energy generated from hydropower plants can be used to power homes, businesses and factories. Globally the use of hydropower has increased rapidly between the years 2003 and 2009, and has continued to increase from 2009 to 2010. By 2010 use of hydropower reached a record of 3427 terawatt -hours and about 16.1% of global electricity. This is 5% more than in 2009.(1) By 2012 it stood at 156.31 MTOE (Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent) in North America, 190.81 MTOE in europe and 289.02 MTOE in Asia....   [tags: Renewable Energy Source, Power, Hyrdopower]
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PREPARING YOUR HORSE FOR SHOW DAY - In the world, there are approximately 75,000,000 horses and 350 breeds of horses that can be found around the world (circlerranch.com). Horses are amazing and beautiful creatures that may be used as show horses or a family pet. Show horses require many hours of daily preparation in order to be competitive in the show ring. I have grown up with horses my whole life. I watched my mother show horses and followed in her footsteps. The most important aspects of show day are the appearance and the way the horse presents itself to the horse judge....   [tags: Animals]
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A Comparison of the Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems - The Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems         Is the sword mentioned only in Beowulf or is it a common element in all Anglo-Saxon poetry. Is the sword described the same way as in Beowulf.   In “Beowulf and Archaeology” Catherine M. Hills states: “The most important weapon referred to in Beowulf is the sword” (305). In the poem lines 1557 ff. tell the poet’s description of the sword Beowulf finds in the mere:   Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than any othe...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Mythical, Marvelous and Fantastic in the Epic of Beowulf -      Is the world of Beowulf a never-never land created by the poet. Did the poet and his original audience feel that the characters in the poem were in essence like themselves, or did they see them as ficitional creatures in an imaginary society. In Beowulf the hero is in deadly combat with Grendel’s mother in the mere. He is at the point of being killed by the monster when suddenly God shows to him the presence of a special sword nearby on the wall: Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than...   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]
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Health Related Fitness - Health Related Fitness The definition of health related fitness is health related fitness relates to those components of health status. Our health status is: - Strength. Muscular endurance, Aerobic endurance, Flexibility and Body composition. Now I am going to explain their purpose and importance in relation to the five components of fitness. 1. Aerobic Endurance 2. Muscular Endurance 3. Body Composition 4. Flexibility 5. Strength Aerobic Endurance ================= Aerobic Endurance is the body's ability to exercise whole muscle groups over an extended period of time at moderate intensity, utilizing aerobic energy....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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Baseball versus Softball - Baseball versus Softball While the games of baseball and softball each have many fans, many players prefer to play one or the other but not both. Although baseball and softball are similar in many ways, they have some notable differences. The pace with which each game is played, the rules of each, and the level of leagues are different for each. While some people prefer the slower action of softball, others prefer the faster action of baseball. The game of baseball is male dominated because many males prefer the faster, harder baseball since it makes the game more of a challenge....   [tags: Papers] 341 words
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I Have Limitations - I Have Limitations As I sat in the grass of Burke County's football field that fateful day in May, my brain was cluttered with questions and thoughts. I was busy making mental notes. Stay low, snap your trail leg, and run when you hit the ground, my mind nagged. Instinctively, I put on my running spikes, removed my warm-ups, and stretched my muscles. My concentration was interrupted as the speakers boomed, "Third and final call for all 100-meter low hurdles." In a blur I was on the starting line, staring down a horizon filled with hurdles....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay] 1261 words
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The Epic of Beowulf - Beowulf is an epic poem that explores many themes and motifs within the Anglo-Saxon society. The Author, who remains anonymous, composed the epic around 1000 A.D. The literature focuses mainly on a Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf, who comes to the aid of Herot, a small town ran by King Hrothgar. Beowulf arises to rid the town of evil forces, such as the demon monster Grendel, and his savage mother who seeks revenge for the death of her son. As he ages, Beowulf presumes his title as king of Geatland, still eager to protect his loyal followers from danger....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]
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Turning Failure Into Success - In my first years of life, I was the diva. I was the star. I was the only one that my mother ever paid any attention to. I was the bomb. Although my father worked very long days to provide my mother and me with a means of sustenance, there was plenty of love from my mom to nurture me as I grew into a bubbly young girl. Entering kindergarten at 4 years of age, I was similar to every other little kid. I was rambunctious, playful, naughty, and unstoppable. If I did not fall sleep in class, I would play with my dolls as the teacher lectured....   [tags: Essay About Myself] 1100 words
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Art, Design and Culture - There is some debate about the purpose of The Broighter Horde, in which The Broighter Boat was found. Originally thought to be a votive offering uncovered on the English coast, the courts were quick to dismiss this argument in order to take possession of the find and donate them to the Royal Irish Academy. The sculptor of the boat is unknown but it stands out as a prime example of artisans' skill during the La Tène period of Celtic craftsmanship and artistry. The La Tène period defined the Celts as a viable culture....   [tags: Art]
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The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians - 1. Who is the author and from where is he writing. The title "The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians" itself states the authorship to be Clement of Rome, the same person who wrote "The First Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians." This assumption is now considered incorrect. Looking at the structure of the document it is plain to see that it does not follow the same structure as that of the letters of the period, especially I Clement it is clear that the art of letter writing, such as a greeting, words of thanksgiving and closing concerns are absent....   [tags: Religion] 898 words
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The Planning and Design of Athletic Equipment - The Planning and Design of Athletic Equipment Taking part in sports is an activity that improves our health and fitness it is possible to become injured as a result of not using the correct equipment. Let’s say you have a pair of running shoes that do not absorb the impact of road running this can cause knee and hip injuries....   [tags: Papers] 2828 words
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Capital Punishment Essay - It’s Time to Put Murderers in Their Graves - Death Penalty Essays – It’s Time to Put Murderers in Their Graves        You are running down the street with your best friend not too far behind.  You manage to round the corner, but you hear your friend trip. Suddenly a shot rings out.  Your friend screams. You continue to run, but look back and see the man who was following you pull out a large knife. Shocked in terror you can only blankly stare as the man proceed to cut your friend to pieces.  The blade falls once.  There is an explosion of red....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 570 words
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Freedom to Read - When a library first gets a book, the media specialist reads it, and a few others do as well. The media specialist then decides if the book should be put on the shelf or not. The review committee look for different things like does the book contain curse words or is it sexually explicit or is it appropriate for a certain age group. If any of these things were met then they have a choice of putting out the book for the public to use. A review committee makes a valid decision to shelve the book, yet there are people, parents, government leaders, and church leaders who think that the book is unsuited for anybody to read (Whelan)....   [tags: Library, Books, Media Specialist, Censorship]
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Slit My Wrist - The cold gleaming edge of the blade, a thin razor. It once was a replacement blade for a shaver, now it is the tool of my own death, a tiny piece of demise. The sharpened edge and cool steel a sharp reminder of what I held. My palm faced upward, a thin morbidly dotted line dashed across my wrist, the blue veins and worn crease lines hidden below the thick permanent black marker. The steel, now warmed from my hesitant and fearful touch pressed a single corner against my flesh, the natural flexibility of my flesh giving in slightly against the unwavering corner, but the natural elasticity pushed back against the steel as well....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1039 words
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Vincent Van Gogh - In the summer of 1881 Vincent Van Gogh asked for his cousin’s hand in marriage and was turned down. He was very insistent on seeing her and took action on this by holding his hand in a flame and holding up the words “Let me see her for as long as I can keep my hand in the flame” (Wikipedia, Letter 193 from Vincent to Theo, The Hague, May 14, 1882). In 1885 Vincent’s father died (ArtBook: Van Gogh; A profound and tormented genius—his life in paintings, 1998). In December of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh had been living with a fellow artist and friend, Paul Gauguin....   [tags: Art, Painting, Yelow House] 1118 words
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Without Guilt - Man has struggled with guilt since the first sin. In the Bible, after Adam and Eve disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit, they discover something new; the feeling of guilt. The same feeling is laced in the pages of Khaled Hosseini’s, The Kite Runner. Amir is a profound example of the destructive tendencies of unmanaged guilt. Not only does Amir’s guilt haunt him continually, it follows him wherever he goes for most of his life. While guilt is not a desired emotion by itself, after reading The Kite Runner, one can’t help but feel that good often comes about because of guilt....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 867 words
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Heartbreak Hill - Karl was on the final lap, approaching Heartbreak Hill in the marathon race. His breathing was already rough and scraggy, the air escaping from his tired lungs in gasps and wheezes. Karl knew that Heartbreak Hill was his toughest challenge. If he could go over this hill, today he would be the winner in the Boston Marathon. Even if he could just reach the top of the hill, then the rest of the course was downhill and fairly easy to finish. He glanced back and saw that the runner immediately behind him, was still a distance away and that renewed his confidence....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1786 words
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Advances in Medical Technology - Advances in Medical Technology Since the 1800s medical technology as made remarkable advances. The most basic instrument for a surgeon, which was a field in which Dr. Frankenstein was a pioneer, is the scalpel. There have been no drastic changes in the scalpel since it was first constructed. What has occurred are the refinements to the instrument. When Dr. Frankenstein wielded the instrument it was a simple steel blade with an ivory handle. Although the instrument was adequate it was not completely sterile because of the ivory handle....   [tags: Medicine]
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Female Genital Mutilation -           Imagine a young girl; the harsh African sun is kissing her bronzed skin. The warm golden sand tickles her petite and tattered feet. The immense gold earrings she wears beats against her slender neck. Her stature is of a queen, yet she walks to an uncertain death. She stands in front of a small hut, or a tent. She glances back and sees the majestic sun that had once kissed her neck now set and somewhat leave her abandoned. She exists alone in front of that diminutive hut or tent and out comes a man....   [tags: essays research papers] 1643 words
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Slapshots And Turns - Slap shots and Turns A downhill skier gracefully completes another turn while an ice hockey player checks an opponent into the glass. The skier sails off a jump like an eagle, just as the hockey player absorbs the blows of opposing players like a tank. The skier lands the jump with precision, as the hockey player stumbles towards the opposing goal. The skier gracefully passes the finish line and stops just as the hockey player shoots the puck. As the skier notices the time of his run, he cries tears of joy because he has just won the gold medal....   [tags: essays research papers] 1443 words
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Fred Lebow Founder of the NYC Marathon - How was the NYC Marathon conceived, and why does it give the Big Apple its happiest, most unifying day of the year. Fred Lebow was a showman. He liked action. He liked attention. Originally born Fishl Lebowtiz on June 6, 1932 in Transylvania, Romania he did something that was beyond belief. He is the father of the world's greatest foot race, The New York City Marathon. Lebow transformed the marathon from a small race with 55 finishers in 1970 to one of the largest marathons in the world with over 30.000 finishers today....   [tags: Biography] 1619 words
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Japanese Katana - A popular ancient Japanese saying states that “The sword is the soul of the warrior.” (Buchanan 120) The warrior in the proverb pertains to the samurai of feudal Japan and the sword refers to their most prominent weapon, the Katana. An ancient blade made through a complicated forging process, the Katana is truly a work of art. Also known as the Japanese long sword or the samurai sword, the Katana is a curved, single-edged blade with ridges along its exterior. It is primarily used as a weapon to cut down or slash its foes (Robinson 28)....   [tags: Art, Sword, Samurai] 1191 words
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Running Training - Running Training For the past several years runners all over the world have been trying to figure out and arguing over the simple question: “Is high mileage training better than low mileage, during training season?” Kenyan’s in Africa have been running unbelievable amounts of mileage for years, and tend to always be in the top field in any race over five thousand meters. While Africans have been leading the fields for years, where do the best US runners end up. Not in the lead pack. Perhaps they are training too hard to be like their Kenyan counterparts....   [tags: Compare Contrast Papers]
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Sport Psychology: Mental training - Sports Psychology: A Relationship Between Mental Training and Sport Performance James Dodson (1995) quotes Dr. Richard Coop, and says that he refers to sports psychology as “just mere helping people to clear away the mental clutter that keeps them from achieving their best” (p. 1). Dodson admits that as a golfer he has tried to break eighty strokes in golf, but did not succeed until he got help from a well-known sports psychologist. Before meeting his mental coach, Dodson tried to improve his game by buying expensive equipment such as oversized irons, gizmos, and lucky charms, but none of these worked....   [tags: essays research papers] 3466 words
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The Metamorphosis of Achilles in Homer’s The Iliad - The Metamorphosis of Achilles in Homer’s The Iliad Dr. Frost’s comments: With his clear explanation, illustrative quotes, and logical organization, the student easily proves his thesis, recapped and affirmed very well in the final paragraph. From the first pages of Homer’s The Iliad, Achilles is portrayed as vengeful, proud, and petty. As the book progresses, the image of Achilles as a spiteful child is sharpened dramatically. Towards the end of the epic; however, Achilles begins to exhibit qualities that are considered heroic even in today’s society....   [tags: Iliad Essays]
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The Physics of the Curve Ball - The Physics of the Curve Ball Dad said that one of these days I would figure it out, but to this day I am still clueless. I have always been able to throw a decent curve ball; you don’t just throw 6 one hit games in your high school career without one. I have always wondered why and how the ball curves through the air, and it wasn’t until now that I have really had the chance to research a topic that has puzzled me for so long. I would bet that even pitchers in the “Big show” don’t know how or why, but they obviously have the talent and ability....   [tags: Physics Research Papers] 800 words
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Eric and Rob - Eric and Rob At Westview High school, sports were a big thing. If you didn't do sports it meant that either you couldn't make the team or you just didn't want to try to make the team. Eric and Rob were twin brothers that had been attending this high school for 2 years. They both enjoyed the school but most importantly the sports that the school offered. Now Eric was very gifted in sports and was named an all American in Track. He received tons of attention from not only the teachers and guys, but also the girls....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Gillette Company Overview - Gillette Company Overview Introduction: On Gillette’s 25th anniversary, back in 1926 King C. Gillette announced what was to release the companies’ flag ship product, the world’s first safety razor. "There is no other article for individual use so universally known or widely distributed.” This product is still a world leader but has been accompanied by many other Gillette products that have quickly become established as market leaders across every field they enter. “The Gillette Company today is the global market leader in nearly a dozen major consumer products categories, principally in the grooming, alkaline battery and oral care businesses.” In over 100 years of business, Gillette has...   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays]
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Mirror Dance - Mirror Dance There are some paintings that simply capture the essence of life within their still frames such as the painting of the "Mirror Dance" in R.A. Salvatore’s novel Crystal Shard. The painting depicts two characters set in a darkened background. The faint light of the moon casts shadows down upon the grassy floor on which the sylvan warrior and human assassin battle. The glimmer of the moon reflects upon a small, nearby pool of water. A silver sparkle in the distance marks the nearby city of Silvery Moon....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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Essay Comparing the Runes and Magic in Beowulf and The Saga of the Volsungs - Runes and Magic in Beowulf and The Saga of the Volsungs             In the Old English poem Beowulf and in the Icelandic The Saga of the Volsungs, a saga representing oral traditions dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries, we see the mention of runes, which were used with connotations of magic or charms.   An unknown author wrote the The Saga of the Volsungs in the thirteenth century, basing his story on far older Norse poetry. Iceland was settled by the Vikings about 870-930, who took there the famous lay of Sigurd and the Volsungs....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Runes and Magic in Beowulf and in Anglo-Saxon England - Runes and Magic in Beowulf and in Anglo-Saxon England        In the Old English poem Beowulf we see the mention of runes, which were used with connotations of magic or charms. Examining evidence from historic times, we find that early Englishmen were fully conversant with the Germanic runic alphabet and that runes did have special connotations.   In Beowulf the hero is in deadly combat with Grendel’s mother in the mere. He is at the point of being killed by the monster when suddenly God shows to him the presence of a special sword nearby on the wall....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Runes of Franks Casket and the Epic of Beowulf - Franks Casket and Beowulf   Runic inscriptions have been found not only in Anglo-Saxon poetry but also in archaeologicial discoveries like the Clermont or Franks casket. Runic inscriptions have been discovered on coins and various other objects, the most important being the beautiful Clermont or Franks casket. The top and three of the sides are now in the British Museum, the fourth side is in the Museo Nazionale at Florence. The casket is made of whalebone, and the scenes carved on it represent an episode from the Welandsaga, the adoration of the Magi, Romulus and Remus nursed by the she-wolf and, lastly, a fight between Titus and the Jews....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich: Summary - One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich: Summary In the book One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the main character Ivan and the other prisoners in the camp are treated very badly. Ivan tries to make himself warm and to get enough food to keep himself alive. He does only what is necessary to please the guards and the commanders of the camp. Ivan uses his intelligence to make his life easier so he can save up more energy to face the work load. He and the members of the 104th group manage to survive because of Ivan's personal attention to himself and his care about the others....   [tags: essays research papers] 1254 words
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Dramatic Impact of The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Dramatic Impact of The Color Purple by Alice Walker The film, ‘The Color Purple’, was released in 1985 and it is based on the novel published in 1983 by Alice Walker. ‘The Color Purple’ won nine Oscar nominations and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film, ‘The Color Purple’, tells the story of Celie from the age of 13 through to womanhood. The man she thinks is her father rapes her. She has two children who are both taken away from her. She is forced to marry an older man. He abuses her and treats her with complete disrespect....   [tags: Papers] 836 words
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Analysis of Woman to Man by Judith Wright - Analysis of Woman to Man by Judith Wright   I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first, but it became apparent from the rich metaphors, that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man. It is also about conception - or rather the potential of creating a child from this sexual act - told from the woman's point of view. Judith Wright was very bold in writing such a poem since it was published in 1949, when such issues weren't discussed in the public, but as a well-regarded poet, she had achieved a good reputation for expressing herself, and therefore could write a subjective poem about this issue....   [tags: Judith Wright Woman To Man Essays] 1011 words
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Beowulf: A Mix of Pagan and Christian Traditions - Beowulf: A Story Told in One Mothers Point-of-View She, Grendels mother, awakens to the faint sound and smell of the things known as men.  She has been sleeping down in her dark and dingy cave below the world that is known to men. She has been biding her time, and plotting her revenge against the man that murdered her son. All that she had left in the cold and unforgivable world was her only son. Her only child was the being men despised and called Grendel. She lifts her head from the cold cavern floor, and her ears prick up as she hears a sound in the water beyond the entrance to her lair....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 646 words
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The Merger Between Gillette and Procter and Gamble - "This merger is going to create the greatest consumer-products company in the world … It's a dream deal." Warren Buffett "This was two companies with great products, strong management and terrific business models coming together to create arguably the best consumer product company in the world" Michael Barbaro, Washington Post[1] Introduction: The merger between Gillette and Procter and Gamble is indeed a strategic move on the part of both parties. It is a corporate marriage creating a union between male and female product lines; a contract valued at more than $55 billion dollars....   [tags: GCSE Business Management Studies Essays]
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Prose and Style in Sons and Lovers - [1]And after such an evening they both were very still, having known the immensity of passion. [2]They felt small, half afraid, childish, and wondering, like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity. [3]It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction. [4]To know their own nothingness, to know the tremendous living flood which carried them always, gave them rest within themselves....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 1195 words
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The Missed Fly Ball - The Missed Fly Ball It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good luck, so the ball was coming right for me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1300 words
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