Search Results cucumber

Free Essays Unrated Essays Better Essays Stronger Essays Powerful Essays Term Papers Research Papers

Your search returned 102 essays for "cucumber":
[1] [2] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.
Title Length Color Rating  
The Cucumber Vegetable - The Cucumber Vegetable This paper will focus on cucumbers. It will discuss their relationship to other plants, the region of its origin and the plant part used by humans. The way cucumbers are harvested and the value of the harvest will also be touched on. Diseases and insects that threaten cucumbers will briefly be discussed. From the times of the bible through Henry VIII reign and into the modern era, cucumbers have survived through the ages. Cucumbers have many uses such as providing food, lotion, perfume, and can be made into an emetic, to name a few....   [tags: Papers] 980 words
(2.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Cucumber Recipes Useful for Skin - Cucumber has been known as a part of the healthy diet. However, it also has a number of skin benefits, which you can take advantage. Here, we provide you few cucumber recipes useful for skin: Cucumber recipes: • Cucumber to prevent pimples & blackheads Apply grated cucumber over the face and neck. Leave if for 15 to 20 minutes. You will notice that it works as an excellent refresher. Regular use will help to prevent pimples, blackheads and dryness of face. • Cucumber to revitalize a dull complexion Prepare cucumber juice and add a drop of rose water and limejuice in it....   [tags: Heath Care] 517 words
(1.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Effect of Different Solutions on Potato and Cucumber Strips - The Effect of Different Solutions on Potato and Cucumber Strips Plan ---- Introduction Plants in the soil have their roots in a dilute solution of various mineral ions. Sometimes, the soil they are planted in gets flooded with sea water (which has an average of 0.3 sodium chloride concentration). In these cases the roots are observed to wilt and become flaccid. In my experiment, I will simulate this situation using potato and cucumber strips, placing them in different solutions (sodium chloride, glucose and sucrose) at different molar concentrations....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Allelopathy Between Cucumber Seeds and Eucalyptus Oil - Allelopathy Between Cucumber Seeds and Eucalyptus Oil Allelopathy is an interaction between plants. It produces toxins which attack target plants, thereby inhibiting their growth and germination. The example of this which I am investigating is that between cucumber seeds and eucalyptus oil. A suitable method for investigating the above is described in the literature. I am going to prepare a Petri dish with a cotton wool pad soaked in water. I will thoroughly wet the cotton wool pad and then turn the Petri dish upside down so that any excess water drips off....   [tags: Papers] 587 words
(1.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Sea-Cucumbers - Sea-Cucumbers I have always found sea-cucumbers to be strange. If you have ever been snorkeling, you may or may not have noticed these elongated vegetables on the sea floor. I suppose I shouldn’t call them vegetables though, because they are slightly more ‘cognizant’ than garden-variety greenery. Instead I have dubbed them ocean-turds, because honestly, they do look the great defecation of a marine mammoth. They are also well-shaped, perfectly cylindrical turds at that. I am rambling again. Forgive me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 787 words
(2.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Harvesting of Sea Cucumbers in the Galapagos Islands - The Harvesting of Sea Cucumbers in the Galapagos Islands Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite of a four-year ban that is unsuccessfully enforced by the Ecuadorian government. Most sea cucumbers are dried and exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The waters off of mainland Ecuador have already been stripped of commercially valuable sea cucumbers. The controversy in the Galapagos involves the inability to sustain sea cucumber harvesting, and that the removal of millions of sea cucumbers will have detrimental effects on the food chain in the waters of the Galapagos....   [tags: Papers] 1246 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Importance of Being Earnest: Dinner is Served - ... I ordered them specially. LANE [gravely]: There were no cucumbers in the market this morning, sir. I went down twice. ALGERNON: No cucumbers. LANE: No, sir, not even for ready money. (p.1028, Act I) Lady Bracknell’s character represents the “New Woman” and clearly Algernon has to overcome any obstacle to please her. Lane, as the servant, a lower class citizen, acknowledges the hierarchy and aids Algernon in response. Wilde also wrote the scene where Algernon eats the entire plate of cucumber sandwiches as a sign of rebellion against the supreme woman figure....   [tags: Theatre]
:: 1 Works Cited
1146 words
(3.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
How Important is Being Earnest? - ... Inside the box reads “From Little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack” (Wilde 9). Algernon is confused because Jack has said that he knows no one by the name of Cecily, which is one of the many lies told by characters displaying their morals. What are Algernon’s motives for looking through the cigarette box. They are selfish. He now has found a girl and pretends to be Ernest, Jack’s imaginary younger brother to get her. Before that we find that he also has second life taking care of his very sick friend called Bunbury which allows him to escape from things he does not want to do like eating dinner with his aunt....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 3 Works Cited
1576 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Home Remedies for Dark Underarms - Dark underarms or armpits are a condition of the skin under the arms that becomes dark. It becomes a major concern to fair skin people as dark armpits are more visible on fair skin than on dark skin. The causes for dark underarms are: • Improper cleaning • Sweating • Friction due to different types of clothes • Dead skin cells • Use of shaving products • Deodorants containing alcohol The symptoms of dark underarms are • Sweating • Itching • Dark skin along the area of armpits • Bad odor Pregnancy, hormonal changes, age and genes all play an important role in decolonization of the armpits and cause a lot of embarrassment....   [tags: Health Care] 836 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Home Remedies for Cholera - Home remedies for cholera Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria and spreads trough contaminated water. The dangerous phase of cholera is the grater loss of fluid from the body in a short span of time. In a more severe scenario, it may produce diarrhea within few hours of consumption of contaminated water. Although modern sewage and other modern methods of water treatment have eliminated cholera in most of the industrialized countries, it still prevails in many developing countries. In fact, cholera becomes epidemic when people are force to live in crowded condition without adequate and proper sanitation....   [tags: Health] 897 words
(2.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Pneumonia - Pneumonia is a condition that occurs in the lungs that causes inflammation. It is caused by infections at large. However, bacteria, fungi, viruses and other parasites may also be responsible for the condition. Older people who are above 65 years, people having chronic illness and those who have a week immune system are more prone and likely to this kind of inflammation. Pneumonia can range from mild to life threatening illness. In fact this condition is characterized with high inflammation in the lungs which is caused by the abnormal filling of fluid in the alveolar....   [tags: Health] 924 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest - In “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, humor functions through the use of Characterization and the social satire of the Victorian period. Characterization is the method an author uses to reveal or describe characters and their various personalities. Satire is a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satirical attack. These two comical devices are part of the nature of humor, which is the concept that a person’s flaws are funny....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
(1.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Dialogue Essays - Freshly Cut Grass - Dialogue Essays - Freshly Cut Grass The air sings with the fragrance of freshly cut grass. As a backdrop to other things, children are at play, swinging too and fro, running and skipping; there are toddlers who toddle and mindful mothers who watch on in painful and patient distraction. The sun is everywhere: in the corners of the pavilion, bearing down on the tennis courts, caressing the flower beds, the convection of its heat pulling at the carpet-like lawns, dragging out bodily its scent....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1381 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Comparing and Constrasting Jack and Algernon - Comparing and Constrasting Jack and Algernon In this Essay I will compare and contrast the characters of Jack and Algernon. I will do this by looking at their behaviour and attitudes towards f food, marriage, women, social class, education and money. I will endeavour to show that these characters are not dissimilar as we might first be led to believe. I will use both the text as well as the modern film version to prove my ideas. Algernon Moncrief lives in an expensive flat located in Half-Moon Street....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest Essays] 2152 words
(6.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet - Analysing the Nutritional Value of the Atkins Diet There are many different groups who would contribute to the creation of diet campaigns. Each with their obvious agendas in mind, the primary focus of any organization is making profit on sales. Every organization will try to do anything in their power to sell their product, whether the diet product works or not is a secondary concern. Marketing is everything in business and if a company can get a catchy jingle or a flashy advertisement then they are rewarded with sales and high revenue....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 891 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Victimization of Minor Characters in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate and Shusaku Endo's Silence - In a novel, minor characters are never the focus of the plot. Minor characters are present in a novel to affect the major characters and help the character development of the major characters. Minor characters influence the major characters in many ways. One of these ways of supporting the major characters, is the victimization of the minor characters. Two excellent examples of minor characters that impact the major characters of the novels due to the minor characters being victimized is Nacha in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and Monica in Silence by Shusaku Endo....   [tags: essays research papers] 1166 words
(3.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Murakami as an Existential Writer - ... The suicides of Kizuki, as well as her older sister, had a deep impact on Naoko’s well-being. Eventually, Naoko decided to take her own life so she could be with Kizuki in death (276). Unable to find her own reason to live, Naoko decided that her life just was not worth living. According to the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, people live their lives within one of three “existence spheres”. These spheres of existence are aesthetic, ethical, or religious. The aesthetic sphere of existence is based on sensory pleasures while the ethical sphere of existence is based on moral codes and social obligations....   [tags: Philosophy, Writing]
:: 5 Works Cited
1361 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Critical Evaluation of Epidemiological Study - ... Saintpaul strain, was identified. Study Parameters: study and source population; exposure and outcome factors The exposure of interest, often described as the risk factor is the cause of the health outcome, fresh foods in Munnoch et al. (2009) were the exposure of interest. Researchers were investigating the association of consuming fresh foods with the health outcome of S. Saintpaul. They were as asked whether they had consumed cantaloupe, strawberries, pears, cucumbers, other foods included beef, chicken and eggs....   [tags: Health, The S. Saintpaul Infection] 2132 words
(6.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Home Remedies for Appendicitis - Home Remedies for Appendicitis Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix which is filled with pus. When the growth of the appendix is more it require removal either by laparoscopy or laparotomy. This finger-like pouch grows out from the colon on the lower side of the abdomen. Appendix does not have any purpose. However it can create problem when there is an excess growth. Causes of Appendicitis The exact cause of this health condition is not known and sometime the cause is not clear. It can sometime occur as a result of: • An infection It can also follow an infection such as gastrointestinal viral infection • An obstruction The food waste or may be a hard piece of stool that cannot escape the orifice of the cavity which runs the length of the appendix....   [tags: Health Care] 925 words
(2.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
How Much Did Medicine and Treatment Progress (Change and Continuity) Between 1350 and 1750? - How much did medicine and treatment progress (change and continuity) between 1350 and 1750. In medicine there were many things that changed and some that stayed the same between 1350 and 1750. Initially I will be looking at medicine and treatment in the Ancient World as a prelude to its importance during the Renaissance period, and also the influence it may have had in the Middle Ages. During Ancient times, cure and prevention of illness and disease were not very well developed – people would blame their ill health on Gods, witches, demons or other supernatural causes....   [tags: Medicine] 1475 words
(4.2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Eucalyptus Globulus' Effect on the Germination of Radish Seeds - The purpose of the project was to determine whether Eucalyptus globulus had an effect on the germination of radish seeds. It was hypothesized that Eucalyptus globulus would have a negative effect on the germination of the seeds and their growth. Before a seed can germinate it must first shed the seed coat, a protective outer layer that protects the seed from parasites, injury, and unfavorable temperatures. Inside the seed coat is the embryo which contains the root and first leaves of the plant, called cotyledons....   [tags: Plants]
:: 6 Works Cited
733 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Sea Critter Observation - At eight in the morning, my classmates and I boarded the bus which would take us to Homer and to an exciting adventure down by the beach, Bishop’s Beach to be exact. An adventure to the beach was a wonderful idea , we were all excited about it. After an hour drive from Nikolaevsk School we , the students along with Mr. Klaich, Mrs. Pancratz and Mr. Sellers were greeted by two scientists. Once we were in our gear, (boots, hats, and warm coats) the scientists began their explanation on beach etiquette and the rules....   [tags: Science Lab]
:: 6 Works Cited
915 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Gabriel Oak: An Abundance of Admirable Qualities - “A young man of sound judgement, easy motions, proper dress, and general good character” is Hardy’s description of Gabriel Oak in the first chapter of “Far From the Madding Crowd”. ” Archangel Gabriel was the Messenger of God, so it is expected by the reader that Hardy’s Gabriel must be reliable and dignified. There are many times in the novel when he acts as a guardian angel. His surname is a metaphor for his appearance and character. An oak tree is a symbol of great strength, solidity and endurance....   [tags: Literary Characters] 1510 words
(4.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Home Remedy for Egg Allergy - HOME REMEDY FOR EGG ALLERGY There are many allergens which can trigger allergies among different people. Egg is one of the allergens that causes egg allergy. Egg allergy comes under food allergy and is due to hypersensitivity for some dietary substances such as whites of eggs or yolks. Eggs provide some of the basic nutrients and minerals in the body. But if the body is allergic to eggs, it reacts to the protein found in eggs and considers it to be harmful. The immune system responds to the antigens by creating antibodies that are developed to fight the protein in eggs....   [tags: Health Care] 863 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Home Remedy for Sun Allergy - Home Remedy for Sun Allergy Sun allergy also known as photosensitivity, is the body’s immune system overreaction to sun rays. People having dark to light skin tones can develop this allergy. The exact cause for this reaction is unclear. Researchers believe that it may be because the light radiated from the sun causes changes in some parts of the skin. This sun-altered skin is like an alarm to the immune system which identifies it as a foreign substance. This then triggers it to launch an attack by producing antibodies and as a result the allergic reaction occurs in the skin....   [tags: Health] 844 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Tomato Allergy - Tomato allergy is a food allergy which is not common. However it becomes a real big problem to people who are allergic to tomatoes. The allergic reaction seems to be because of the skin, seeds and juice. This allergy falls in Type 1 Allergy also called contact allergy. The oral allergy to tomatoes can be also due to the cross-reactivity to grass pollens and Ryegrass. Since tomatoes and potatoes are close related plants, therefore there is a slight chance of being allergic to potatoes also. Ingesting tomatoes by people having true allergy to the vegetable can have fatal results....   [tags: Health] 841 words
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Home Remedies for Acidity - Home Remedies for Acidity The excess secretion of acid in the stomach that aids digestion is called acidity or APD. It is also known as gastritis. The normal amount of acid helps in breaking down the food. The body normally has some protective mechanism that protects against the acid in the stomach as well as proximal intestine. The imbalance between the acid and protective mechanism causes what is known as acidity. The acid the stomach secretes is hydrochloric acid that helps the digestive system to function normally....   [tags: Health ] 879 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Home Remedies for Cysts - Home Remedies for Cysts Cyst is a closed sac-like structure that occurs in the tissue. It may contain semi-solid materials, air or fluids. However once a cyst is formed, it may can go away on its own or can also be removed with the help of surgery. Cysts are small lumps that can appear on the neck, back or head. And the main occurrence of cysts is due to the blockage of oil glands. These are composed of sebum which is a semi solid matter. In some situation there may be some amount of painful oozing from the cysts....   [tags: Health] 875 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Salman Rushdi: Using Magical Realism as a Post-Colonial Device - ... As with The Arabian Nights, Saleem Sinai in Midnight's Children knows that if he loses the interest of the reader then he will cease to exist. In his narration, he seems almost paranoid about keeping the reader's interest and “fidelity” through his fantastical tales. Padma, who is seemingly reading the text with us, is the acting metaphor for the reader who wants the story exciting but believable. Through her interventions (and nagging), she plays the role akin to King Schahriah in shaping the story, right along with us, the readers....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1885 words
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Epidemiological Studies - ... Exposure to consumption of cantaloupe was due to use of untreated water for surface irrigation and washing of cantaloupes, the potential for contamination of product in the field, temperature difference between the fruit and wash water in which they are immersed that could facilitate transmigration of organisms from the surface to the interior of the fruit, and processing of bruised or damaged fruits found during the environmental investigation have previously been shown to facilitate the attachment and infiltration of pathogenic bacteria, including Salmonella spp., but according to environmental investigation no association was found between S....   [tags: Health, Diseases, S.Saintapaul Infection] 2130 words
(6.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Plot Summary for The Importance of Being Earnest - The play begins in the flat of wealthy Algernon Moncrieff (Algy) in London's fashionable West End. Algernon's aunt (Lady Bracknell) and her daughter (Gwendolen Fairfax) are coming for a visit, but Mr. Jack Worthing (a friend of Algy's) arrives first. Algernon finds it curious that Jack has announced himself as "Ernest." When Jack explains that he plans to propose marriage to Gwendolen, Algy demands to know why Jack has a cigarette case with the inscription, "From little Cecily with her fondest love." Jack explains that his real name is Jack Worthing, squire, in the country, but he assumes the name "Ernest" when he ventures to the city for fun....   [tags: literary analysis] 880 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - ... Flavia also struggles to bring together the man her father is at home with the man he was as a soldier. Both men had witnessed very difficult military service, and although Flavia attempts to get them and other residents to speak of their memories, most of them refuse to say a thing. Wishing to disregard the aching wounds of the past, the British tend to bottle up their emotions. The atmosphere the author has created is definitely idyllic; people could step outside unharmed, whereas today, we are exposed to a variety of types of violence and threats....   [tags: Alan Bradley] 1012 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Gulliver's Travels - Satire - Gulliver's Travels - Satire Gulliver's Travels was written during an era of change known as the Reformation Period. The way this book is written suggests some of the political themes from that time period, including the well-known satire. These themes are displayed throughout Gulliver's Travels, and even sometimes reflect upon today's society. Many things in the book Gulliver's Travels prove that it was set in the Restoration Period. Some of the ways you can tell this are: the clothing, the speech, the governments, and of course, the lack of technology....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels Essays] 703 words
(2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Korean Food - Korean Food Korean food is unique. It’s known for its spicy flavor and the use of other seasonings to enhance the taste. Dishes are usually flavored with a combination of soy sauce, red pepper, green onion, bean paste, garlic, ginger, sesame, mustard, vinegar, and wine. The Korean peninsula is surrounded water on three sides, but connected to the Asian mainland. This environment contributes to the uniqueness of Korean cuisine. Seafood plays a very important role as do vegetables and livestock....   [tags: Korea Culinary Culture Essays]
:: 3 Sources Cited
457 words
(1.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Believing in Una of Naslund's Ahab's Wife - Believing in Una of Naslund's Ahab's Wife Naslund's novel, "Ahab's Wife" was immensely more satisfying and realistic than Melville's "Moby Dick." I hope to explain why Naslund did not merely present a "feminine" version of Moby Dick, but presented similarly universal themes within more realistic and meaningful contexts. By becoming intimate with the reader, she expects more: she expects us to understand the world from a different perspective. Melville tries to be funny by making things ridiculous....   [tags: Naslund's Ahab's Wife Essays] 1076 words
(3.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Escaping Social Rules in The Importance of Being Earnest - The main characters do use their double lives to escape social regulation, although in differing ways and on each character different social pressures are acting. The women live alternative mental lives through fantastical journals whereas the men, due to their comparatively greater social freedom, are able to create alternative physical lives. Jack pursues a double life due to the pressures of rural, family responsibility. Algy does the same due to the authoritarian influences of his relatives and his financial troubles....   [tags: European Literature] 2214 words
(6.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy - Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy Oscar Wilde presents a very candid impression of Victorian society and its values in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title itself represents the irony of the play. The word earnest works on two levels - first the name Ernest, which is the main focus of the play, and also it sounds like honest which is exactly what Jack and Algernon - the two main characters of the play - are not. There are four main themes which can be recognised in the play: social snobbery, money matters, appearance matters and false values and lastly, not being sincere....   [tags: Papers] 1665 words
(4.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Essay on Wharton's Ethan Frome: Absence of Light and Life - Absence of Light and Life in Ethan Frome Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton is set in Starkfield, a small community plagued by harsh winters that seem to ebb away at life. In this town lives Ethan Frome, a crippled man who seems to be the physical embodiment of mortal suffering. An new arrival to the town, is drawn by Ethan. He is compelled to uncover the story behind the enigmatic man. What he discovers is a tragic tale of human suffering, an excellent example of tragic irony. Ethan was married to a cold complaining woman named Zenobia, nicknamed Zeena....   [tags: Ethan Frome Essays] 929 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Free Argumentative Essays: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - Euthanasia Euthanasia means gentle or easy death for those who are incurably ill and in pain. So should a person have the right to take another person's life or his own when he/she is incurably ill and in pain. That is what whole of Australia is trying to decide. The N.T all ready has passed a law that legalise euthanasia in that state. Now other government leaders and members are in support of this are pushing for an Australian euthanasia law. Christian Groups and Anti-Euthanasia have seen euthanasia as a sin and a choice that no-body should make....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 814 words
(2.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Individual Beauty - Sometimes, when I lie on my back in the solitude of my room and the carpet bristles my skin, the ridges in the ceiling spread like daddy-long-legs in port-o-potties. Sometimes, when I lie in bed in the hush of the night and the moon is precisely angled outside my window, the global light streaks across my pillowcase like tadpoles in silver ponds. Sometimes, when my mind wanders… I’m fearless and flawless. And sometimes, at these dreamy times, I am not an eighteen-year-old prom junkie standing in the middle of my floor, facing my mirror, and whispering to the butter-fairies in my stomach to buzz someplace else....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1173 words
(3.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
From the journal of Edna Krouner - From the journal of Edna Krouner On September 17th, 1908, at the brisk hour of 6:30 a.m., Miss Edna Krouner of Wakefield Rhode Island boarded a train for Poughkeepsie, New York.. About to begin her sophomore year at Vassar college, Edna flirted with two central questions: How quickly could she fall back asleep, and would anyone notice the snag she had just made in her new grey skirt. The confident thunk of heavy luggage settles Edna into the train compartment. A small, exasperated groan issues from her round mouth....   [tags: Edna Krouner Journal short story] 3121 words
(8.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Defeat of Many by One - The Defeat of Many by One In The Moor’s Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie uses the complex and changing character of the Moor to represent a complex and changing image of India. By making the eclectic family history of the Da-Gama Zogoiby family the central theme in the first two parts of the novel, Rushdie portrays India as a culturally and religiously pluralistic society. This pluralistic society is layered by violence caused by the corruption of multiplicity by various characters and the threat of Hindu fundamentalism....   [tags: Moor Last Sigh Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1413 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Spanish Food - Spanish Food Spain, the third largest country in Europe, has a strong history and diverse culture dating back to when the Iberians first inhabited the land. The country lies between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and the land ranges from mountains to meadows. Over hundreds of centuries, many different civilizations have inhabited the land influencing the people there today. From the Visigoths and Celts to the Romans of the Middle Ages, Spain has received a rich history and background....   [tags: Food Culture Cultural Research Papers]
:: 4 Sources Cited
878 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Culture - Culture The people of Aruba come primarily from European, African, and Latin American countries and the culture of the island reflects these varied backgrounds. The language, food, religion, and celebrations on Aruba are composed of a healthy mix of these countries. Aruba is closely tied to Holland because of its long occupation and present partnership in the Netherlands kingdom. The official language is Dutch, which is seen on the street signs, official documents, and many local newspapers. However, many aspects of Aruba’s culture reveal strong influences of contributing cultures, such as the common language Papiamento....   [tags: essays papers] 846 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Grandfather's House - Grandfathers House His house, an edifice of dilapidated wood, reminds me of age. The white siding showed evidence of neglect. Paint chips had fallen off and collected on the window ledge and shudders, leaving small patches of wood showing. The shudders were brown and rough, like that of the bark of an old tree. Hanging askew, they gave the impression of experience. Before the front entrance stood a moss enclosed porch. The moss hung off the porch like motionless waves of the sea. Mounted in the porch stood a cast iron rail, while crooked, it still displayed the same strength as though it were new....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Satire in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, is a fictitious novel that depicts life on an American bomber squadron on Pianosa, an island off the coast of Italy, during the closing years of World War II. A bombardier by the name of Yossarian, the main character in the story, is joined by many others to create a comic drama unlike any other. But aside from the entertainment, Heller uses Catch-22 to satirize many aspects of everyday life that consist of hypocrisy, corruption, and insanity. From the laziness of policeman to the fake happiness brought about by money, the novel is painted with a great number of points targeted against the faults of modern society....   [tags: essays research papers] 2011 words
(5.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
SHARKS - Out of all the species walking, flying, slithering or swimming, there aren't many who have been around as long, survived as well, or come in so many shapes and kinds as the shark. The earliest evidences of sharks are isolated spines, teeth and scales that appeared about 430 million years ago in the Silurian Period, known as the "Age of Fishes". Sharks have a sleek, streamlined design which helps them swim without using up a lot of energy.They certainly need to conserve their energy because they never really sleep and most of them never stop swimming....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
(2.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Jamaica - SKA. Imagine this: spring break 1962, Jamaica. You are strolling down the streets of Kingston, enjoying the cool sea breeze and the delightful Caribbean climate. The streets are filled with many sounds. Cars' horns honking, children playing, and people shuffling by. There is one sound, however, that rises above all the hustle and bustle. Horns, guitars, organs, drums, emanating from smoke-filled clubs and bar rooms, fill you ears with a lush sound. This is the sound of ska. Ska is an old Jamaican form of music that blossomed when Jamaica won its independence from England in 1962....   [tags: essays research papers] 1004 words
(2.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Fire Ant - The Fire Ant (general overview and personal perspectives) The “Fire Ant” is one of the most feared migratory arthropods in North America. The first non-native species was introduced into the Port of Mobile, Alabama, starting in 1919, through soil ballast, from South American ships, being dumped ashore. The black fire ant (Solenopsis richteri Forel) arrived sometime in 1919, and the red fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) sometime in the late 1930’s; both much more aggressive and harsh than their two sister species of fire ants, the Tropical fire ant (Solenopsis xyloni McCook) and the Southern fire ant (Solenopsis geminata Fabricius), which are considered native to North America....   [tags: essays research papers] 1953 words
(5.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Use of Humour in The Opposite Sex. - Discuss the use of humour in The Opposite Sex. The Opposite Sex is a small story, which although diminuitive in length, fits its' purpose well as a humourous short read. The use of language, the portrayal of certain images and the dexterous use of imagery in literary terms such as similies are all well within place in the story- all contributing to the laughable effect that it has upon its' readers. I believe that 'The Opposite Sex' is set and based on the times that the writer Laurie Lee had when he was a young boy....   [tags: English Literature] 1227 words
(3.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Southeastern Creek Indians - Southeastern Creek Indians By the 17th century the Muscoggee members migrated from west of the Mississippi to inhabit the areas of Georgia and Alabama were English traders first encountered the Muscoggee. The English called them Creeks; it appears that they lived in by the creeks and streams of Alabama in addition to Georgia. Creek Nation was the most powerful Indian political unit in North America with the exception of the Iroquois Confederacy of upper New York. In the early 18th century the Muscoggee nation consisted an estimated ten thousand people including more than three thousand warriors....   [tags: World Cultures] 970 words
(2.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Satire in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Satire in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a play by Oscar Wilde, set in the late 1800's. His actors are playing upper class citizens who are very self-absorbed. The play is set amongst upper class, wealthy people. They appear not to work and are concerned with their own pleasure. Nothing is taken seriously except trivial things. Firstly, Algernon Moncreiff talks about absurdly trivially nonsense with a complete irrelevance, as when talking about the importance of science, he asks, "Have you got the cucumber sandwiches"....   [tags: Papers] 857 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Presentation on DNA Vaccines - Vaccines • Vaccines are “one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine” • In developed nations, vaccines have almost exterminated polio and smallpox and tightly controlled diseases like hepatitis A and B or typhus • There are three generations of vaccinations • First generation vaccines are either weakened or killed forms of whole organisms • There is a problem with first-gen vaccines: the pathogens can still revert to dangerous forms and cause diseases in immunocompromised vaccine recipients....   [tags: Powerpoint Presentation] 1527 words
(4.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Food Of China - Food of China The people of China regard eating as an art. Fragrant, Colorful, and Delicious are some of the characteristics of China's diverse cuisines. China's cuisines are consist of eight different types of schooling, known as the "ninth art". These include from Szechuan, Jiangxu, Hunan, Fujian, Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Anhui. Chinese cuisines has a extensive history and are known for its delicious flavor and pleasant color. The typical Cuisine entrée is made up of three to five colors, made up for the main ingredient, with added secondary ingredients of contrasting color and consistency....   [tags: Eating Food] 1595 words
(4.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Fashion and Reflexive Advertising - Fashion and Reflexive Advertising Missing Works Cited Ads are ubiquitous. Contemporary media-literate audiences know that one-third of a half-hour sitcom will be commercials, that magazines will contain more ads than articles, and that they will be bombarded with advertisements on the internet. The pervasiveness of ads has created spectators who are: "increasingly media-literate, cynical, and alienated...and because the number of ads continues to increase (clutter), advertising has undermined its own effectiveness by unintentionally negating the ability and the desire of viewers to respond" (Goldman and Papson, 83)....   [tags: Alienation Advertisements Ads Media] 3375 words
(9.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Memories in a Jar - Memories in a Jar I wiped the sides of the last jar of strawberry freezer jam, screwed on the lid, and stepped back to admire my handiwork. It didn’t matter that my shoes stuck to the floor, or that the countertop was spattered with red stains from the strawberry juice. I didn’t even care that I would have to shower in order to remove the sugary stickiness from my arms. The jam looked heavenly and I could hardly wait to slather a heaping spoonful on a thick slice of homemade bread. As a young girl, I loved to visit my grandmother....   [tags: Personal Narrative Farming Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 3 Sources Cited
1759 words
(5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
August Chores - August can be a terrific month in the garden. Traditionally August is the beginning of the tomato harvest season and all warm season vegetables should be maturing this month. In addition, gardeners can plan for fall crops of lettuce, spinach and other greens. August is not all sweetness and light however. Heat, insects and disease can take their toll. Don't let neglect destroy a summer's work. Weed, water and watch. Stressed plants are more susceptible to the ravages of disease and insects, and an overly-dry plant is a stressed one....   [tags: Gardening ] 627 words
(1.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Timeless Message of Equality in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest   Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes Victorian society.  The witty epigrams of his characters provide light comedy masking the underlying theme of criticism of the Victorian way of life.  Wilde's effective use of humour diffuses the tense theme of his work.  In a Victorian society that emphasized progress, it was precarious for artists like Oscar Wilde to express an imperfect interpretation of life in nineteenth-century England.  Wilde's attack on the ethics of his era is an attempt to fulfill the author's prophecy that art has the power to dictate life, not merely imitate it (614-615).  At a time when the world measured progress in empirical research, Wilde chose to use the English language rather than the scientific method as his mean to transform society.  The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes two main social constructs:  social class and gender relations....   [tags: Importance Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1958 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Section 377 - Section 377 On October 6, 1860, the Indian Law Commission, lorded over by Lord Macauly (Bhaskaran 15), took out a giant-sized Elmer’s glue-stick and applied quantities of super-sticky lines to the reverse of Section 377, a colonial antisodomy statute to be included in the Indian Penal code (15), which was on a massive slice of parchment perfectly India-shaped, before it was pastily placed over the subcontinent of Asia. Like a shimmering gem in a place setting carefully crafted by a jeweler for a crown worn by a foreign conqueror heading the globe, its broadcast with the seduction of TV: Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine....   [tags: History Historical 377 Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited :: 4 Sources Cited
1789 words
(5.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Designer Foods - Designer Foods Have you ever turned on your television set and what you viewed was a child that looked like a skeleton, nothing but skin and bones. Many third world countries experience food shortages due to misfortunes of nature and/or lack of the latest technology. Are you cognizant of the possibility that the food you have been eating may be genetically engineered. An important aspect of genetically engineered foods (also known as Designer Foods or Franken Foods) is the possible future elimination of shortages of food by increase production....   [tags: Papers] 528 words
(1.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Investigation of Coral Reefs - Investigation of Coral Reefs Coral Reef, ridge or elevated part of a relatively shallow area of the seafloor, approaching the sea's surface. It is formed by a rocklike accumulation of calcareous (calcium-containing) exoskeletons of coral animals, calcareous red algae, and molluscs. Built up layer by layer by living corals growing on top of the skeletons of past generations, coral reefs grow upwards at rates of 1 to 100 cm (0.4 to 40 in) per year....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
(1.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Republicans and Internet Pornography - Republicans and Internet Porn      In this paper we survey the psychological damage done to the Internet porn industry by simply having Republicans in the White House. The fears of reform run so deep that numerous changes are taking place spontaneously - without initiation by Justice Department lawsuits.   The L.A.-based porn industry survived the Reagan/Bush years and has grown into a thriving enterprise, an octopus with multibillion-dollar tentacles that reach deep into the Web. In Los Angeles originates seventy percent of the porn in America....   [tags: Cyberporn Essays Research Papers]
:: 3 Sources Cited
1057 words
(3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Creating a Writing Technology - Creating a Writing Technology Who would have thought of writing as a technology. I surely did not I took for granted the fact that I could read and write as with most of society. As Baron says in his essay From Pixels to Pencils, creating my own writing technology has shown me that writing truly is a technology (Baron 39). The written word is an invention, like many other technologies such as the computer or the printing press; for me the written word is a way to express myself and I can share my words with others if I choose....   [tags: Invention Writing Technological Papers]
:: 2 Works Cited
1391 words
(4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Using Food to Build A Community - Using Food to Build A Community Two blocks from the city courthouse in Goshen, tucked into the corner of W. Washington Street, is the Mill Race Farmers Market. Some older members of the community may remember this gray-sided building as a sawmill or later, a furniture warehouse powered by energy created on the Mill Race. In May of 2000, however, families biked down the Mill Race bike trail, and cars, and tractor beds transformed the deserted parking lots surrounding the building into a place of bustling activity....   [tags: Produce Agriculture Farming Essays] 1281 words
(3.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
A Piece of Eden - A Piece of Eden Spread out on two acres of rolling green Cal Poly land in between the rodeo arena and the dairy unit sits the Cal Poly Student Experimental Farm. From the outside looking in, the farm looks peaceful and quaint. But when inside the fence, it becomes clear that there is more than what meets the eye. The Cal Poly Student Experimental Farm is more complex than it seems. With vermicular bins, composting areas, raised agricultural beds growing on newspaper pages, and straw and mud dwellings, the farm is a bustling organic and agriculturally sustainable piece of land....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays] 1300 words
(3.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Conflicting Emotions - Conflicting Emotions I want us to do better. I want us to be stewards of our lands and keepers of our brothers'. I want men and women to be peaceful, loving creatures across the board and across the world. I have hope for these things. Yet, I am angry. I am frustrated and overwhelmed by the legacy from which I have come. My ancestors are murderous, violent people who are responsible for such evils as colonialism, slavery and genocide. They ravaged not only countless ethnicities around the world but the natural environment as well....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1223 words
(3.5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Nicole Jumper - Nicole Jumper The desire to change one’s body image is very prevalent in today’s society; and in most cases what people want to change is their weight. Companies who market diet programs and miracle diet drugs are very much aware of this commonality among consumers and take advantage of the susceptible nature of those who want to lose the weight and lose it fast. Among the multitude of pills, programs and promises that are offered as cures to the unhappiness of being fat, one new concept has emerged that stretches the boundaries of logic: the catabolic diet....   [tags: Weight Loss Diet Nutrition Papers]
:: 4 Works Cited :: 7 Sources Cited
2157 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Study of Existents in Sandpiper - The Study of Existents in Sandpiper In a short story like "Sandpiper", where the protagonist does little except move around in her beach-house in an uneventful afternoon, thinking her thoughts, readers must look for an attraction alternative to the plot. Indeed, the writer, Ahdaf Soueif, has chosen to offer to us an interesting array of existents, in place of the story line, as the main focus of this narrative. In the following essay, I shall discuss how existents--the collection of characters and setting--are used to invoke feelings of dispossession and displacement in the story "Sandpiper", which are essential in raising the main issue of the story, which is the question of one's identity....   [tags: Ahdaf Soueif Sandpiper Identity Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1539 words
(4.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Garlic: A Taste for Health - Garlic: A Taste for Health Culinary garlic is one of the most medically studied herbs today. it has been cultivated since the Neolithic period around 10,000 BC. This bulb has flavored the food of hunters and nomads after the discovery of its intensively robust flavor. The summarians (2600 BC-2100 BC) were actively practicing the healing powers of garlic, and some believe the summarians to have introduced garlic to China, from where it later spread to Japan and Korea. However, some taxonomists believe garlic to be endemic to China....   [tags: Botany]
:: 6 Sources Cited
1615 words
(4.6 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Ital is Vital - Ital is Vital Food is more than fuel for our bodies, it nourishes our souls and feeds our hearts. A significant part of Rastafarianism is eating Ital. Ital is a rastafarian term for a saltless and vegetarian diet. Not all rastafarians strictly follow this diet, however it is held as an ideal. In Nyabinghi ceremonies, eating Ital is part of the ritual protocol for all participants. There are many different aspects of an Ital diet, many different singular beliefs and philosophies on eating Ital, however, there are a few unifying beliefs that exist....   [tags: essays papers] 3226 words
(9.2 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
The Benefits of Having a Greenhouse - The Benefits of Having a Greenhouse There are many benefits of having a greenhouse or growing space attached to the average family home. A well-built greenhouse can utilize solar power in such a way that it becomes a positive addition to the household in every way. Greenhouses present an opportunity for everyone to be able to grow some of their own food, save electricity, gain practical experience, and soothe their mind and body. Throughout history gardens have served as a food source for families....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 3 Sources Cited
1518 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Food: A Link in African American Culture - Food: A Link in African American Culture Four different people, four different lifestyles, all with at least one thing in common—their races (or so we have yet to discover). I began my interviews wanting to show the similarities and differences in eating habits and traditions with the African American perspective in mind. Although race is used as the combining factor in this situation, each individual’s lifestyle, cultural behavior, and even eating habits are all very unique. My interviewees consisted of four Americans, as mentioned before all of same race, with similar yet very distinct backgrounds....   [tags: essays papers] 1797 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Elizabethan Food & Dining - Elizabethan Food & Dining For the well-to-do, eating during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods was a fancy affair. A king or queen when going abroad could expect banquet tables filled with hundreds of dishes--for just one meal. There was much pageantry and entertainment. At Leicester, Queen Elizabeth I (predecessor of King James VI & I) was greeted with a pageant of welcome displayed on a temporary bridge. There were cages of live birds--bitterns, curlews, hernshaws and godwits. One pillar held great silver bowls piled with apples, pears, cherries, walnuts and filberts....   [tags: European History] 639 words
(1.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Food Division In Grass Soup - Food Division in Grass Soup Zhang's attitude towards splitting up food rations at the reform camp suggests he has not been completely broken down and reformed by The Party. The significance of the dividing of foods illustrates his remaining integrity and emotions that the hunger has affected, but not removed. "Unfortunately, no matter what group I was assigned to, the others always trusted me" (164). Being trusted usually is a positive sign of your character, but Zhang feels it is an unfair burden and responsibility that he would rather not have dealt with....   [tags: essays research papers] 824 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Oceans - Oceans Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water. The ocean contains ninety seven percent of the earth’s water and covers almost three quarters of the planet. There are four different oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic. Tides and currents occur in all three of these oceans. Many different kinds of fish and mammals also make their homes in these oceans. All of these oceans are connected to each other in some way. Humans find oceans to be very interesting, beautiful, and exploring....   [tags: essays research papers] 680 words
(1.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Personal Essay: Classroom Observation - Personal Essay: Classroom Observation      Carrie and I were going to observe a kindergarten classroom social studies class that combined their lesson with a first grade class. We were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. When I arrived at 1:50 PM, Carrie was waiting outside the school and informed me that she had already gone in and was told that there was going to be a fire drill in just a few minutes. We waited for the fire drill to finish and then went into the class. The time was about 2:10 at this point, so the teachers were running a little behind....   [tags: Teaching Education] 995 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Report on Gullivers Travels, Part 3 - Report on Gulliver's Travels. Part III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib. Luggnagg, and Japan In October of 1726 Jonathan Swift published his most famous work, Gulliver's Travels. Most readers are familiar with three of the four parts of this work: the land of the little people (Lilliput), the land of the giants (Brobdignag), and the land of the ruling horses (Houyhnhnm-land). However, modem readers may not be as familiar with Part III, which has not received as much critical attention....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Sources Cited
1387 words
(4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
South Korea - South Korea South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, country in northeastern Asia that occupies the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. South Korea is bounded on the north by North Korea; on the east by the Sea of Japan; on the southeast and south by the Korea Strait, which separates it from Japan; and on the west by the Yellow Sea. It has a total area of about 38,023 sq. mi., including numerous offshore islands in the south and west, the largest of which is Cheju (area, 1829 sq....   [tags: essays research papers] 1348 words
(3.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Philippines - The Philippines is bordered by the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It has three major island groups which are the Luzon, the largest island and where the capital is located; Visayan, and Mindanao. Eleven islands make up 94 percent of the Philippine landmass, and two of these--Luzon and Mindanao--measure 105,000 and 95,000 square kilometers, respectively. They, together with the cluster of the Visayan Islands that separate them, represent the three principal regions of the archipelago (many scattered islands in a large body of water) that are identified by the three stars on the Philippine flag....   [tags: essays research papers] 1400 words
(4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Don Quixote - Anyone who reads Don Quixote for the first time inevitably has some preconceptions about it, beginning with the dictionary def MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA was born in Alcala de Henares in Spain near Madrid in 1547. Nothing is certainly known about his education, but by the age of twenty-three, he enrolled in the army as a private soldier. He was maimed for life in the battle of Lepanto and was taken captive by the Moors on his way home in 1575. After five years of slavery, he was ransomed; and two or three years later, he returned to Spain....   [tags: English Literature] 1186 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]


Your search returned 102 essays for "cucumber":
[1] [2] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2014 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service