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Death In The Hours by Michael Cunningham - The men and women of The Hours view death as an escape from an ordinary lifestyle which lacks anything truly extraordinary or exhilarating. Laura Brown considers death as an alternative to the constraints of her role as a mother and a wife. Both Richard Brown and Virginia Woolf ultimately commit suicide in order to escape their illnesses and their failures to live up to society's expectations. Though Laura does not end her life, she does die symbolically to her family. Over the period of a day, Laura Brown gradually succumbs to her overwhelming desire to liberate herself from her mundane life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours] 1022 words
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Homosexuality, Suicide and Feminism in Cunningham's, The Hours - Homosexuality, Suicide and Feminism in Cunningham's, The Hours In "Man of The Hours", an interview published in People magazine, Michael Cunningham describes The Hours as "essentially an optimistic book that deals with the terrible things that happen to people"(105). More precisely, the book is about three women living in different eras and addresses several issues, among them homosexuality, suicide, and feminism. Much Cunningham's portrayal of Virginia, who is working on her famous novel "Mrs....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Cunningham's The Hours: The Mind of Virginia Wolf - While writing a fiction novel, I would think that the writer would have to dig deep into their mind and into their heart in order for them to convey realistic emotions through their characters. This process could almost be related to hypnosis where the writer relies on his or her inner thoughts and feelings to effectively add depth to their novel's fictitious characters. In the novel Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf used a technique called stream-of-consciousness in which she attempted to write the novel in the same patterns as her brain's thought process....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance - Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]
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Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death - Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham is a complicated story that explores life and death. Cunningham attempts to distinguish his writings from author Virginia Woolf's by characterizing sanity and insanity while each protagonist contemplates their own life and suicide. Each woman in The Hours wrestles tension and confusion throughout the novel giving a sense that these issues transcend time. By introducing issues of homosexuality, infidelity, and suicide the reader is invited to think of life's experiences within the context of daily life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours - Parallel Experiences of Three Troubled Women in Cunningham's, The Hours According to Chronicles magazine, "Woolf was undeniably a brilliant writer." Woolf's work of Mrs. Dalloway was read by fifteen-year-old Michael Cunningham in order to impress an older girl in school. As he stated, "the book really knocked me out." Once older, Cunningham wanted to write about Mrs. Dalloway, but thought not too many people would want to read a book about reading a book. He then thought he might want to read a book about reading the right book....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Women and the Patriarchal Society in Michael Cunningham's The Hours - Women Pressured by the Demands of a Patriarchal Society in Michael Cunningham's The Hours In Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Laura Brown, one of the novel's protagonists, is trapped by the responsibility of being a housewife and mother. Cunningham's story uses one of Virginia Woolf's works, Mrs. Dalloway, as a template to weave the lives of three women together in a narrative delicately split into three branching tales that echo each other. One branch of the story leads to a fictional account of Virginia Woolf creating the first draft of her famous novel....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
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Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction - Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction Lawrence S. Cunningham's The Catholic Faith: An Introduction is a difficult book to muster up a response to. One is tempted to quip "there it no there there,"although more accurately I would say that there is little there that inspires much more than an indifferent shrug in response. Perhaps the blame lay in the purpose of the book, which is set out first to not be "an encyclopedia of Catholic trivia" (Cunningham, 8). I was disappointed to read this, since while an explanation of the meaning of the different titles and offices in the Catholic hierarchy, or an explanation of the various vestments and ceremonies may be "trivia" to some, at least it is information....   [tags: Lawrence Cunningham Catholic Faith Essays]
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The Hours by Michael Cunningham - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references managing to intertwine the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the queer genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and I will discuss several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to say that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel, but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: The Queer Genre] 1441 words
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Mr. Cunningham's Retreat in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Mr. Cunningham's Retreat in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The previous evening, Saturday, a group of men led by the sheriff, Heck Tate , came to the house. They told me that as Tom Robinson’s trial was nearing he was to be moved to the Maycomb jail. The sheriff then told me that because of this the possibility of a lynch mob have arisen. At about 9:30 I decided to take the car to town. I was concerned about Tom Robinson and I thought that their was a possibility that he could get hurt. I decided to go to the Jailhouse to try and protect Tom Robison....   [tags: Mockingbird Harper Lee Kill Essays] 397 words
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The Truth About Witchcraft Today by Scott Cunningham - This is a paper written about my impression of “The Truth About Witchcraft Today” by Scott Cunningham. To explain my commentaries I have to state a something about myself that you don’t really care to know. I have been introduced to Wicca before, know many wiccans and sometimes considerer myself a wiccan. But after reading this the most I could call myself would be “Non-practicing Wiccan” I hold wiccan beliefs to my heart but have never tried to perform an act of magic, nor do I hold the sabbats and esbats special....   [tags: Wicca Witchcraft] 1015 words
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The Theme of Mental Health Illustrated in Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Cunningham's The Hours - ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, by Virginia Woolf is a derivative text of ‘The Hours’, written by Michael Cunningham. The novels both share an important theme of mental health. The circumstances of mental health are commonly sympathetic, and empathetic. The characters Septimus and Clarissa in ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ and Richard, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’ show the strongest symbols for this theme. Most of the problems and treatments these characters face are in direct result of the age they live in....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Literary Analysis] 453 words
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Darmok at Tanagra Cunningham and Kehle at Bloomington Gauss With Chalk in Hand - Darmok at Tanagra Cunningham and Kehle at Bloomington Gauss With Chalk in Hand This essay is the first of three short reflexive papers intended to identify the issues and implications that result from viewing mathematics education through a semiotic lens. By mathematics education I mean to include consideration of mathematics itself as a discipline of on-going human activity, the teaching and learning of mathematics, and any research that contributes to our understanding of these preceding enterprises....   [tags: Math Mathematics Mathematical Essay]
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Noah Webster, A Man Who Loved Words by Elaine Cunningham - The book I read was "Noah Webster, A Man Who Loved Words." It was written by Elaine Cunningham. The book has twelve chapters. The book has 176 pages in it. This book is a very good book. I would recommend it to anyone my age. The book was kind of sad also. In the beginning of the story, Noah is five. He was always eager to learn. Noah could not wait to learn. When he could go to school, he was so excited. One thing that was upsetting to Noah was that the older boys could only go to school during the cold seasons....   [tags: Book Review Summary Report] 785 words
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The Hours - The Hours The Hours is a novel that deals with the various cultural aspects of life. Michael Cunningham's writing reflects the various nuclear families, the different economic conditions, and the social issues involving the three women in the novel. The Hours begins with Virginia Woolf who is married to Leonard. They do not have any children of their own. Woolf lives in London in 1923 battling mental illness and struggling to write a book, Mrs. Dalloway. She struggled and finished the book according to Tony Peregrin "at the age of 43"....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays] 627 words
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An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours - An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours Works Cited Missing In Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours contradictory and almost altered views of death are presented. Virginia Woolf and Michael Cunningham portray death as escape for some, but an entrapment for others. It is no longer treated as a subject to worry about or fear, which society now views it as. A line from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, "Fear no more the heat o' the sun / Nor the furious winter rages," sums up what the authors of Mrs....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Michael Cunningham] 1675 words
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The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society - The Hours: A Story of Three Women Trapped in the Roles of Society Many books have been written about women and their problems in life. "The Hours" is not just about women, It is a novel about life. It is about contemporary American society. "The Hours is about passion, depression, obsession and especially the ways women are shaped ,hindered and occasionally even inspired by masculine structures and expectations that engulf them"(1) It is a story that tells us how the behavior of mother can affect the life of a child....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays] 466 words
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Contemplating The Hours - Contemplating The Hours The Hours is about 3 women, Virginia Woolf,Laura Brown and Clarissa Vaughan who all have the same feeling in common. Each of the the women in three different time periods from in the 1940's, 1950's and the 1990's all share the thoughts of failure. Woolf thought she had failed as a writer, Brown thought she was a failure as a wife and mother, Vaughan also thought she was a failure as a writer. Each of the women also desired to escape out of their lives in the manner of suicide....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays] 743 words
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Free To Kill a Mockingbird Essays - The Families of Maycomb - The Families of Maycomb In the novel there are two families in the town of Maycomb that are very different. The Cunningham's and the Ewells have contrasting and opposite reputations. The Cunningham's are very respected in the town while the Ewells very much despised by the community. The Cunningham's show the respectability of hard worker or, where as Ewells are considered lazy. Miss Maudie is another character in the town who lives next to the Finch family. She is similar to the Cunningham's because she is a trusted figure who faces hard times very bravely and works hard in her garden....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 507 words
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The Importance of Freedom in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” - ... The springtime symbolizes her realization that she is finally able to be happy. Another symbolic reference is apparent through “spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own” (Chopin, 608). Again highlighting new beginning and the positive, bright days that lay ahead without her husband present in her life. Cunningham also states “Louise does not collapse immediately upon hearing of Brentley’s death, nor immediately upon realizing the freedom open to her” (Cunningham, 52)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Global Warming: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue - ... 85% of Mount Kilimanjaro’s ice cap has disappeared since 1915. Venezuela had six glaciers in 1972; it is now down to two. Montana’s Glacier National Park is now down to 30 glaciers, while in 1910 it had approximately 150 (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.209). Furthermore, studies show that as a consequence of the melting ice and glaciers, sea levels are rising. Between 1961 and 2003 the average rise in global sea level was 1.8 mm per year. 1993 to 2003 showed the fasted rate of sea level rise, with the average being 3.1 mm per year (Alley et al., 2007, p.5)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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Discuss the value of understanding sociological approaches to the family in enhancing effective partnerships with families and children’. - ... However, functionalists do not recognise the changing way in which families in society are made up, for example, reconstituted families, single parents and same sex families (Williams 2005). The family therefore, is viewed positively, by the functionalist approach, in terms of the functions the family performs for the benefit of society and individuals (Taylor et al 2005). However, the presence of social disorder provokes a criticism of the functionalist approach (Ingleby and Oliver 2008). For example the situation in Iraq in 2003 following the displacement of Saddam Hussein, led to a break down in authority, leading to chaos (Cunningham and Cunningham 2010)....   [tags: Sociology] 2019 words
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The Two Types of Underprivileged People in "To Kill a Mockingbird" - In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character, “Scout” learns that there are two types of underprivileged people in this world. The first type of poor people are those such as the Cunningham’s, who are so humble, that they manage live with the very little that they have. The next types of poor people are those such as the Ewells, who are a load of filthy, drunkyards. This family takes everything for granted, without the least bit of appreciation. These two families are examples of the poor people in this world....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, poverty, ] 574 words
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The Cultural Significance of "The Hours" - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references while intertwining the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours into a piece of queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to create the illusion that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: Homosexual Literature] 1909 words
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Prejudice - Prejudice, the act of judging someone based on outward appearance or social standing. In the 1960’s Harper Lee wrote a book called To Kill a Mockingbird, about prejudice and how hard the times were. In To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many examples of prejudice showing how morally wrong it was. There are several examples of prejudice in the book: Tom Robinson because he is African American, Boo Radley because of his standing in their society, and the Cunningham Family because of how poor they were....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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Global Warming Essay: Union of Concerned Scientists vs Competitive Enterprise Institute - ... According to their website, they are “the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company” (ExxonMobil, 2010). They have funded multiple organizations that come to cost them about sixteen million dollars (Easton, 2009). The Union of Concerned Scientists also claims that ExxonMobil is the largest contributor to global warming pollution in the world, and according the UCS, they produced about 1,047 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions (Easton, 2009). On the other hand members of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argue that the UCS is manipulating the human population that global warming is worse than it really is....   [tags: greenhouse gases, climate change] 1644 words
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Racial Discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird - To kill a mockingbird is an extremely powerful book highlighting the horrors of racial discrimination in the “Deep South” of the United States of America. Discuss. To kill a mockingbird is an extremely powerful book highlighting the horrors of racial discrimination in the “Deep South” of the United States of America. It focuses on the racial issues concerning a staunch, typically “white” country town in the “Deep South.” This essay however deals with the various trials and tribulations endured by a young girl during her schooling years....   [tags: English Literature] 643 words
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Extending Childhood in Great Britain - ... In contrast to the children being kept off the streets and out of discontent, some of the work they endured put them in danger, such as young girls selling on the streets, and having to work through the night in the dark pits as eight year old Sarah Gooder experienced (Cunningham 2003). Sarah quotes ‘I would like to be at school far better than in the pits’ (2003, p.86). This is a comprehensible example of an discontented child whose childhood was brief seemingly to support her family economy....   [tags: Labor Issues]
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The Term Recklessness and How It is Currently Applied to Offences in the English Law System - The Term Recklessness and How It is Currently Applied to Offences in the English Law System In everyday language, Recklessness means to take an unjustified risk. However, its legal definition is not quite the same. To find out the meaning of Recklessness, careful direction is to be given to the jury. There are tow types of Recklessness, which were named after the cases they were defined in: R v Cunningham (1957), which is the Subjective version of Recklessness and MPC v Caldwell (1982), which is the Objective version of Recklessness....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Looking at a Woman - ... These airbrushed models whose bodies were “implausibly smooth and slick” and were “free of sweat and scars and imperfections”, were fabricated to be admired and adored by the public (Sanders 121). Cunningham also agrees that a woman’s external appearance masks the emotions that are honestly felt by her, as she believes that women excessively smile no matter what they are feeling on the inside. What is on the surface “may have little connection to what [women are] feeling” as smiles are merely a tool used to demonstrate a woman’s “happy, willing deference” (Cunningham 151)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Scott Russell] 1456 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral - To Kill A Mockingbird - Moral In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author intends the reader to learn that you shouldn't judge people by there race. Later on I will be telling you about a life as the Cunningham's, Bob Ewell, and Atticus. So if you listen up and pay attention you will almost be as smart as me. The Cunninghams were the poor family they were so poor they couldn't afford shoes for the family and they also never had any food. "Walter Cunningham's face told everybody in the first grade he had hookworms....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 675 words
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Children's Rights - ... Although the first four modes of child rearing are filled with cruelty and neglect, DeMause claims that the last two modes, socializing and helping, are the child rearing modes currently used in society. Through the guidance of the family unit, DeMause identifies how the socializing and helping modes foster parents to take active roles in the rearing of their children (DeMause par.23-46). In light of this, DeMause suggests that loving children unconditionally will result in children having positive self-esteem and enable them to develop a positive psychological well being....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Rearing] 1681 words
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to kill a mocking bird - In the widely known novel To Kill A Mockingbird there are two families that are very diverse and are text book examples of complete opposites on the moral ladder of success. The Cunninghams and the Ewells have two very distinct and opposite reputations. The Cunninghams which are very respected while the Ewells very much despised. The Ewells are given the privilege to hunt out of season, so that the residents of the small town of Maycomb would not have to tolerate their continuous begging twenty-four hours a day for seven days a week....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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Lesson Taught By Atticus Finch - What would kids do if they had no role models to look up to and to teach them important life lessons. Atticus is an ideal father because he displays a balance of comfort and support as well as discipline. He maintains a strong bond with both Jem and Scout since he always finds time for them even though he is always very busy with work. Atticus, being an open-minded and honest man, is able to teach his children many important life lessons. He teaches his children to tolerate others, to act courageously, and to judge people on what’s beyond the exterior....   [tags: Classic American Literature]
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Evolutionary Attitudes - In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee describes a time when discrimination was extremely common. In the fictional society of Maycomb County, we can see the primitive forms of discrimination emerge through definition of social classes due to wealth, background and association, as well as the predominant theme of racism towards African Americans. Although in present day Victoria, the subjects of discrimination encountered are different, society’s attitude and response to these flaws are much the same....   [tags: essays research papers] 1518 words
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Misunderstanding in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Misunderstanding in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Walter Cunningham arriving and presenting himself at the finch household poses some questions for Jem. Firstly she cannot understand the agricultural terms as Atticus and Walter discuss crops. “…but there’s another’n at the house now that’s field size.” Jem takes this as Walter saying that he has employed someone to help with the cutting and thus asks him if he paid with a bushel of potatoes. Jem’s mindset of the Cunningham’s not paying money but paying in whatever ways they can comes from Atticus’ advice in the previous pages....   [tags: English Literature] 531 words
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Prejudice in "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Prejudice is the preconceived and usually negative attitude or opinion of something or someone based on irrational feelings, inaccurate knowledge or preexisting stereotypes. It is a universal theme that is learned up subconsciously (usually influenced by our surroundings) that often leads to the hatred, fear, or mistrust of a certain race, ethnicity, nationality, or social status. Prejudice has always been a problem throughout history; it has especially led to unnecessary conflicts and rifts among people....   [tags: Literature Analysis ] 1180 words
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Subject to Different Cultural and Educational Manipulations - ... Red color is considered the most emotional, sex and the best in attracting attention. The color has recently been used to express love as evident in the world valentine celebrations. However, ancient communities considered red color as danger and people never wore clothes made of intense red color for the fear that death might happen. Colors pink, purple, blue, yellow and green had no much impact on the dressing of the ancient British and Chinese societies as well as the modern societies. However, every color had its own role in dressing and many societies observed the dressing codes....   [tags: Culture ]
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Linear Time Structure of the Western World - ... Dalloway, for example, the day is structured by the tolling of Big Ben. Woolf explains that “the sound of Big Ben striking the half-hour struck out between them with extraordinary vigour, as if a young man, strong, indifferent, inconsiderate, were swinging dumb-bells this way and that” (Woolf 48). Later, she says that “it was precisely twelve o’clock; twelve by Big Ben; whose stroke was wafted over the northern part of London” (Woolf 94). There is a similar situation in Micheal Cunningham’s The Hours as people are constantly looking at clocks to see what the time is....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Circular Time] 1441 words
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Advocating Change for the American Poor - Advocating Change for the American Poor In his review of Leon Dash’s book, Rosa Lee, Dan Cutler feels that the protagonist, Rosa Lee Cunningham, is doomed to a life of poverty because she does not believe she has any chance of success. He says that she had “little faith in the achievement ideology,” which made her feel that she was the “victim of hopeless circumstances” (Cutler). His understanding of the area Cunningham lives in is accurate, however, as a member of America’s underclass, Cunningham cannot waste time aspiring to become middle class, she must spend her time surviving....   [tags: Poverty Poor Society Essays] 547 words
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Prejudice In "To Kill A Mockingbird" - The prejudices present in the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, display the views of the Old South. Defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a prejudice is an adverse opinion formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. A significant prejudice present is sexism against women. The segregation of social classes is also exhibited in the novel. Most importantly, racism plays a dominant role in To Kill a Mockingbird. Although very common in the South, the prejudices displayed are morally wrong....   [tags: Literary Themes] 611 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird - ... On the other hand, Boo is prime example of a white southern gentleman because of his well-known family name of good social standing; however, society shuns him because they are blinded by whom he was and not whom he is now. Maycomb’s citizens treat Boo like a gothic monster that threatens the known world for the citizens and forces a mysterious embodiment of fear upon the town (Hovet and Hovet 116). Years of seclusion has stripped Boo from himself leaving nothing but vulnerability and essential goodness....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2482 words
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Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egypt One of the most interesting aspects of ancient Egypt is its religion. The depth of Egyptian thinking and rich imagination displayed in the creation of ideas and images of the gods and goddesses is beyond compare. On elaborating their beliefs, the Egyptians were working on the cosmic plane searching for an understanding of the most basic laws of the universe (Religion). The ancient Egyptians instilled their religion into every aspect of life including their art and architecture. The Egyptians were humanistic, naturalistic and polytheistic in their ardent faith....   [tags: Ancient Egypt Egyptian History] 1120 words
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Inequality Affecting the Canadian Public - Inequality in Canada is not as prominent as many other places around the world, although it does remain in certain segments of Canada. There are many forms of inequality in Canada and internationally, although this papers main focus is going to be the inequality of wealth. According to Steven Kerstetter “Canadians may view their country as a land of opportunity, but it is also a land of deep and abiding inequality in the distribution of personal wealth” (Kerstetter 2002). The “gaps between the rich and poor remain evident in Canadian statistics” (Kerstetter 2002), Canadians have always kept financial security as an essential element of life and have tried to obtain and sustain it within their lives....   [tags: Canadian Government ]
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Expanding to China - Expanding to China The purpose of this proposal is to explore the potential challenges involved in expanding business activities in China. Of specific concerns are (1) the need to identify expatriates; (2) recruit local talent to staff the business units; (3) develop those employed in the expansion project; and (4) identify and address cross-culture issues that will inevitably emerge and determine the most efficient and effective strategies for addressing the deployment of expatriates and local talent....   [tags: Business Management]
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Desertification: A Worldwide Problem - ... This also allows for soils to be degraded by winds but more importantly, it can have an effect on the rain fall in this location. Fewer plants lead to less transpiration by those plants which can lead to less accumulation of moisture in the air. Water is most certainly an important resource to us all – plants, animals and humans alike. Due to this fact, water scarcity can be a contributing factor to desertification as well. “[W]ater scarcity limits the production of crops, forage, wood, and other ecosystem provisioning services” (GreenFacts)....   [tags: Environment ]
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His Fifteenth Year Crystallized - ... In a sense both Jim Cunningham and Kitty Farmer live in a constant state of denial. Donnie also rejects the fact that he is mentally disabled. Donnie Darko uses the defense mechanism of displacement onto other characters for fear of dying alone. Displacement is when one redirects their feelings onto a target. Darko displaces his repressed fears of dying alone by destroying the water main at school. He denies his mental disorder when he hallucinates to see Frank the Bunny telling him to destroy the water main at school....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Depression in the Hours - ... Symptoms can defy the expected manic-depressive sequence”. Clarissa Dalloway unlike Laura and Virginia does not directly suffer from some form of depression. Clarissa is content with her life although, it is not considered perfect. Clarissa spends her day planning her party for her close friend and ex lover, Richard. She goes about her day inviting guests, buying flowers and remising about her past. Richard had been diagnosed with AIDS that quickly changed into leukemia. Clarissa’s blissful attitude toward life prevents her from seeing Richard’s depression, “Richard, in the other room, sits in his chair....   [tags: Mental Illness, Literature]
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Bullying Prevention - ... The Committee for Children has been constructed on an operation of over 15 years, the most recent, “Academic, social and emotional research, the Second Step program focuses on essential competencies; empathy, impulse control and problem solving and anger management” (Robinson and Maines).School staff and children, third, fourth and fifth-grade were chosen at random; pre and post outcome analyses included 2,940 students. They implemented the program with the students and teachers using prevention strategies....   [tags: Education]
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Theories of Visual and Auditory Attention - ... Therefore, the larger the focus area is, the slower and less efficient the processing. This model of visual attention has received a lot more popularity and supporting research evidence than that of the spotlight model (Style, 2006), which would suggest that the construct validity of this model is high and so better than the spotlight model. Nevertheless, as with the spotlight model, the physiological correlate of the zoom lens model has been shown through fMRI technology (Muller et. al., 2003, p.3561-3565), indicating that there is a physiological basis for both the spotlight and zoom lens model....   [tags: Medical Research]
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