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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]
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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] 1069 words
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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...   [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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The Invention of Childhood by Hugh Cunningham - Contemporary anxieties about childhood have often fuelled the incentive into historical research on the subject, with childhood enjoying a high status in our social, political and cultural debates. This has been reflected in what can be described as a ‘lively field’ of historical investigation , aiming to give us a wider perspective on the changing conceptions of childhood, and an understanding of the experiences of children through time. The publication of Philippe Ariès’ L’enfant et la vie familiale sous l’ancien regime in 1960 helped to stimulate an upsurge of interest in the field, with Ariès managing to convince most of his readers that childhood had a history, and that ideas about chi...   [tags: old testament, education, correction]
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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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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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A Home at the End of the World: What is Love? - Love is an emotion you feel towards your friends, families, coworkers and pets; however, it is an emotion unable to be permanently defined. Love is redefined by the people and revolving situations that make each relationship unique. In A Home the End of the World by Michael Cunningham, the author challenges the emblematic definition of love. Some relationships can be explorative, intimate and platonic, dynamic, or sexual; nevertheless, a trait each relationship possesses is uniqueness. Our first loves are always one of the most clearly remembered relationships we have ever had because they are the ones in which many different aspects, especially in terms of who we are as individuals, are br...   [tags: emotion, Michael Cunningham, relationship]
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To Kill A Mockingbird Argument Paper - Education has progressed positively since the 1930s. Some would argue education was better in the 1930s because we did not have all the technology that ‘fries our brains’ and the students could leave for harvesting time. However, I believe education is at its best now because there is no physical abuse and attendance is required. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird the teacher Miss Caroline tried her best. She did not have the right ideas for education though. Miss Caroline scolded Scout for knowing how to read and write....   [tags: harper lee, walter cunningham]
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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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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 - 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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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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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - ... The Cunningham's behavior is a great contribution as to why the family is respected. They behave accordingly to their moral code. This is shown in even the youngest of the Cunninghams, Walter Cunningham. During school Miss Caroline unaware of his situation at home offers him money for lunch and unintentionally embarrasses him. Walter does not take the money because he is a Cunningham and "Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back" (Lee 26) despite the urge to eat. Mr. Cunningham leads a good hard-working life as he struggles to feed his family on a daily basis....   [tags: literary analysis]
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International Environmental Laws and Policies - The health of the biosphere has been declining as human populations grow exponentially. There are problems that we face now that couldn’t have been planned for in the past. The global climate is changing and resources are dwindling with astounding speed. To head off the problem or even just slow the degradation, states have set laws and regulations on potentially harmful practices. In doing so, they protect the environment, everything, and everyone in it. “According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), human activities release some 147 million metric tons of air pollutants (not counting carbon dioxide or windblown soil) into the atmosphere each year in the United States alone....   [tags: global climate, tap water]
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The Importance of Freedom in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” - Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” grabs its readers from the start and creates an unexpected twist at the end of the short story. Louise Mallard is given the news that her husband has died in a terrible train accident. To her surprise, he arrives home and “did not even know there had been one” (Chopin, 607). Upon the death of Louise who once believes she was a widow only to find that her husband is still alive, the confusion begins. The death of Louise is questioned by many critics as a state of shock, depression, and sadness....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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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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Discuss the value of understanding sociological approaches to the family in enhancing effective partnerships with families and children’. - This essay aims to give an overview perspective of three sociological approaches to the family; Functionalist, Marxist and Feminist, how each approach sees society and how each approach perceives the family. Secondly, each perspective will be evaluated and critically analysed. Finally, the values of the theories highlighted in this essay, will be discussed in relation to how, as an early years practitioner I can use this knowledge to improve my practice. According to Taylor et al (2005), the sociology of the family was traditionally governed by functionalist theory which highlights the universal and functional role the family played in society....   [tags: Sociology] 2019 words
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Global Warming: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue - Throughout history climates have drastically changed. There have been shifts from warm climates to the Ice Ages (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.204). Evidence suggests there have been at least a dozen abrupt climate changes throughout the history of the earth. There are a few suspected reasons for these past climate changes. One reason may be that asteroids hitting the earth and volcanic eruptions caused some of them. A further assumption is that 22-year solar magnetic cycles and 11-year sunspot cycles played a part in the changes....   [tags: Climate Change, Academic Essays]
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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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Global Warming Essay: Union of Concerned Scientists vs Competitive Enterprise Institute - Global warming has been an issue for quite some time now and only recently has it been adopted by a mass amount of people in their efforts to fight against it. However, there are people and organizations who claim that global warming does not exist or is not caused by human activities. After reading my text, Taking Sides, on the debate between members of UCS and members of the CEI, I wanted to do a little research of my own to see if the claims they were making were accurate. Even though members of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Competitive Enterprise Institution argue two opposite sides of the global warming issue, they have much in common within their tactics to win the debate....   [tags: greenhouse gases, climate change] 1644 words
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Looking at a Woman - Women have made great advancements in improving their rights and roles within society and are now less likely to be viewed as inferior by males. Nevertheless, they are still facing many challenges including being perceived as objects and being expected to dress and behave a certain way. In his essay “Looking at Women,” Scott Russell Sanders analyzes how men often perceive women as objects because of their indecent wardrobe and their willingness to put their bodies on display. In her essay “Why Women Smile,” Amy Cunningham explains the value of a smile and how it does not always reflect how a woman is truly feeling on the inside....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Scott Russell] 1456 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird - 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: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1041 words
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Extending Childhood in Great Britain - For the purpose of this essay, Britain will be concentrated on to discover the historical approach to child labour along with compulsory schooling, plus the effects this had on the lives of children and their families. Dating back from the 1800’s to 2000 is explored to recognize the issues surrounding prolonging childhood in Britain. It was here child labour was initially recognised in factories, mills and mines in the early nineteenth century. In addition to this, the various changes during this period, and the differences between the working class and upper class childhoods compared with today, will be demonstrated....   [tags: Labor Issues]
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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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Child Labour and its Effects on Children and Their Families - For the purpose of this essay, Britain will be concentrated on to discover the historical approach to child labour along with compulsory schooling, plus the effects this had on the lives of children and their families. The last two hundred years from the 1800’s to 2000 are explored to recognize the issues surrounding prolonging childhood in mainly Britain. It was here child labour was initially recognised in factories, mills and mines in the early nineteenth century. This essay will demonstrate the various changes during this period, and the differences between the working class and upper class childhoods and the differences between the childhoods of two hundred years ago, and that of today....   [tags: Britain, Family economy, compulsory schooling]
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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - If a poisoned seed is planted, an unhealthy plant will grow. Its offspring will be rooted in poison, and if it is not destroyed nothing healthy will grow. Maycomb is like a venomous plant, raising its young to hate one another and divide themselves among castes. The town is unwilling to destroy the old, to create beauty and peace from the ruins. Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning historical fiction novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, describes the life of a young southern woman in the 1930’s, and the many obstacles she and her family face....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2482 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: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 643 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee contain a very engaging family who are the Cunninghams. The Cunninghams are very poor; they are people who live in the woods. They are a family who depend highly on crops. Walter Cunningham, the 'father' of the family has to work hard on the cultivation of crops because crops is the only form of wages for them. The Cunninghams have no money. Their only way to survive is through paying others with their crops. The Cunninghams are not main characters in the book, but they are characters who 'brought out' other characters' personality....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 545 words
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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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Understanding the Global Warming Debate - Throughout history climates have drastically changed. There have been shifts from warm climates to the Ice Ages (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.204). Evidence suggests there have been at least a dozen abrupt climate changes throughout the history of the earth. There are a few suspected reasons for these past climate changes. One reason may be that asteroids hitting the earth and volcanic eruptions caused some of them. A further assumption is that 22-year solar magnetic cycles and 11-year sunspot cycles played a part in the changes....   [tags: Climate Change Crisis, Myth]
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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: Free Essay Writer] 531 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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Subjective Definition of Recklessness - Should the subjective definition of recklessness in criminal law be maintained. The subjective definition of recklessness is where the defendant takes an unjustified risk and was actually aware of the consequence, has been seen here to be the best approach when understanding reckless behaviour. Although within criminal law, the term recklessness has a second definition which is known to be objective recklessness. The objective definition argues that a person is reckless when the defendants take an unjustified risk and was actually aware or should have been aware....   [tags: criminal law, objective definition, mental state]
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The Death of Louise Mallard and Female Identity in The Story of an Hour - In Chopin’s thousand work short story The Story of an Hour, the protagonist Louise Mallard is afflicted with heart trouble but learns that her husband has died in a railroad accident. Upon her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard catches a glimpse of what independence feels like, but it is quickly taken away from once her husband returns unharmed. Chopin’s feminist ideals form the basis of this story where she explores female identity in a patriarchal society. For women of her time, marriage could be likened to prison where only death could set their “body and soul free” (Chopin 237)....   [tags: kate chopin, female identity, feminist ideals]
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Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - 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 - 3.3 Subject to Different Cultural and Educational Manipulations Culture has been severally defined as the way of living of a given people residing in a particular geographical region. To this end, the way of living may incorporate a wide range of values, beliefs, doctrines, ethics, and rituals. These values are normally embodied in practices such as clothing styles, eating habits, political systems, communication styles, as well as economic systems. It is generally agreed that culture may change from time to time due to social influences such as intermarriage, education, trade as well as through adventurous interactions....   [tags: Culture ]
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Linear Time Structure of the Western World - Thanks to the linear time structure of the western world, time is no longer infinite. People of our culture constantly have to stress over rushing to arrive at an appointment on time, turning in an assignment by a particular day, or having a prepared meal on the table at 5 o’clock on the dot. As days are filled with schedules dictated by time, the time itself just seems to slip away. This passing of linear time creates the worry that life is too short and this generates the concern about death, especially about what happens when one dies....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Circular Time] 1441 words
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The Problem of Evil in Our World - During World War II about 65 million people died, during the famines in British India about 27 million people died, during the fall of the Ming Dynasty about 25 million people died, during the Stalin Dictatorship about 20 million people died (White), during the Boston Marathon Bombing three people died (“Boston Marathon Terror Attack Fast Facts”), and according to the Central Intelligence Agency out of 100,000 people, 839 die per year (“The World Factbook”). Have you ever wondered how many of those 829 people are actually murdered, stripped out of their lives....   [tags: Good vs Evil]
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Academic Abilities of Children with Selective Mutism - ... For example, after the child is able to be comfortable talking to me, I may introduce them to a knew adult and have them work on speaking to and in front of them. I might also gradually increase the size and diversity of the group that the child talks to. However, I would take the information on what I know promotes or diminishes the student’s capabilities to learn and relay that to the teacher (AG 3.16). For example, if I learn that the child works best in groups of the same gender, I may suggest that learning environment to the teacher....   [tags: language development, behaviors]
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How does Scout develop and mature as the novel progresses? - How does Scout develop and mature as the novel progresses. Atticus says, "Scout , you're not old enough to understand some things yet" Scout Finch, who is a six-year-old girl at the beginning of the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, is nine by the end of it. The novel, written by Harper Lee, is written in a very adult style because Scout is recounting memories of her childhood in Maycomb County, Southern Alabama. Scout is a very lively, intelligent girl but has a hot temper, which gets her into a lot of trouble with the adults....   [tags: English Literature:] 1927 words
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