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Different Definitions of the Word "Pious" Depicted in Plato's Socratic Dialog Euthyphro - Plato's Socratic dialog Euthyphro is in many ways archetypal of the sort of philosophy that Socrates is thought to have been interested in. In it (as in most classic 'Socratic dialogs'), Socrates seeks out a person who claims to have a certain sort of knowledge. He then proceeds to show that these experts do not possess this knowledge by getting them to contradict themselves. With this in mind, I will discuss the three definitions of the word 'pious' that the character Euthyphro gives to Socrates, and Socrates' problems with each of these definitions....   [tags: Euthyphro] 1244 words
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War as a Form of a Dialog between Cultures - If we are talking about dialogue, the first thing that comes into our mind is verbal, oral dialogue. And a good example of this in contemporary cultural context is translation. However, this is fairly new form of communication and the three much earlier and older ones are: war, love and trade. At first sight they seem to be rather different, but in fact they have a lot of common features and in real life are closely linked together. A good illustration for this is marriage, which clearly belongs to the love-discourse....   [tags: World Cultures] 761 words
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The Gold Card - " I always told you kids don’t buy it unless ya got the money." "Hey let’s go grab a bite to eat." "Yeah. that sounds good. I heard there is a new restaurant down on Grand that’s suppose to be good." "Okay", said my friend Shannon. We arrived at the restaurant and sat down. The waiter brought our menus. "I’m gonna get the broiled salmon in creamy herb sauce" "I’m gonna have the vegi ravioli" Shannon said. "MMMM that sounds good." I replied. The server brought our food and we enjoyed catching up with each other....   [tags: Dialog Essays] 510 words
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Cloning Dialoge - Cloning Dialoge The setting is a small college's biology class where only three students out of twenty students have come to class because it is the last day before spring break begins. The three students' names are Andy, Kristen, and Eric. Seeing only three students in the class, the professor changes his lecture material into a class discussion involving the recent scientific breakthrough in the field of cloning. During the discussion, the professor explains how the cloning of a sheep named Dolly was done....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 3248 words
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The Legend of Colton H Bryant - I very much enjoyed The Legend of Colton H. Bryant by Alexandra Fuller. It captured me right away in the beginning scene of Colton racing away from the Kmart Kids on his bicycle. I loved how Colton could take a sad event and turn it into a lighter topic. For example, in the first chapter, Colton was being bullied and harassed. Even though he was crying, he made it lighter by chanting his mantra “‘Mind over matter. I don’t mind so it don’t matter.’” (Fuller 7) There are other examples of Colton behaving in this matter....   [tags: Alexandra Fuller, characters, writing style]
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Journal Writing and Adult Learning - Journal Writing and Adult Learning The value of journal writing to a course with adult students cannot be overemphasized. (Sommer 1989, p. 115) Journals and diaries have a long history as a means of self-expression. Several themes prevalent in adult learning--coming to voice, developing the capacity for critical reflection, and making meaning--are reflected in the way journals can be used in adult education. Journals are useful learning tools in a variety of adult education settings. Dialog journals, for example, have become popular in adult literacy and English as a second language classrooms....   [tags: Teaching Writers Authors Essays]
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Suicide in A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger - A Perfect Day for Bananafish follows the events leading up to the eventual suicide of Seymour Glass. In the story, Seymour is described as a lost spirit who sees himself as being fundamentally different from his social environment following his wartime experience; he leaves the war “seeing-more” and as a result, awakens to find that he has lost touch with the material world. Salinger uses the story’s dialog as the medium for conveying Seymour’s struggle; he establishes the shallow nature of the environment Seymour is exposed to using the dialog between Muriel and her Mother while simultaneously giving clues about Seymour’s character from the perspectives of the two women in his life....   [tags: A Perfect Day for Bananafish] 2071 words
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not a real paper - I'm just trying to join this site. Sorry I don't actually have a paper to donate. If I had the time to do it I would find a paper to give. But I don't. Maybe later. Printing overview When you create a document or enter data into a spreadsheet, you may want to see what your work looks like in print. To do this, you must install a printer. The printer might be attached directly to your computer, or it may be a shared network printer located in a common copy room. Once installed, the printer will be listed in the Printers folder as well as in the Print dialog box of the program you are using....   [tags: essays research papers] 445 words
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16th and 17th Century Child Care and Child Discipline in Europe - The children of Europe in the fifteen and sixteen hundreds lived lives that greatly differed from the lives of modern children. Fatality was extremely common among the youth, which caused them to be seen differently in society. Families also consisted of a larger amount of people than they usually do today. To teach kids discipline and morality, some parents and teachers used reasoning to articulate as why to a certain act or behavior is considered disrespectful. On the contrary, other parents used harsh punishments, either because they didn't love their children, or simply believed that it was the only way to ensure that their child would never commit the act that warranted such a conseque...   [tags: European history, parenting, ] 1498 words
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Jobs in Computer Science: Video Games vs. Computer Systems - Computers are everywhere. Almost everything that uses electricity has a computer inside it. The industry is growing fast, too. The computer in your phone is more powerful than the computer systems that put a man on the moon. Computers are used for everything from entertainment, such as gaming; to work, such as compiling financial records and rendering architectural models. As the field of information technology continues to grow rapidly, the varied industries, tech or non-tech, need more and more trained professionals....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Artists Use of Facial Expressions Through Words and Illustrations - Neil Gaiman's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream from his book The Sandman: Volume 3: Dream Country is a twisted version of the well known Shakespeare play that includes an audience of strange creatures, some of which were used in the play. With the help of artist Charles Vess, Gaiman's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes alive through bold colors and imagery and the use of facial and body expressions that differ among those who are human and those who are not. This paper will look at the different forms of facial expressions that the artists used both with words and illustrations: from the somber and diminutive expressions of the humans to the sinister and gleeful sm...   [tags: A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Neil Gaiman]
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Analysis of Ah, Are you Digging on My Grace? - The poem under analysis is called Ah, Are you Digging on My Grace. and it is written by the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. There are two main speakers in the poem, although other characters were referred to as well. The first main speaker is a deceased woman, who is trying to identify the visitor of her grave. The second main speaker is her living feline companion, which responds to her questions. The dog quotes other characters whom presence is questioned by the woman. The referred-to characters are her lover, family members, and enemy....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - “Hills Like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway is a short story from 1927 that describes a couple drinking at a train station in Spain, and the story is relayed by an outside narrator. The third person narrator in this story gives the reader the events pieced together, told afterward, and translated to English. It is clear throughout the story that the girl (who is never named) does not speak Spanish, while her boyfriend does. When he first orders two beers, he does so in Spanish through stating “Dos cervezas,” which emphasizes that the gentleman is indeed speaking Spanish, but the narrator is translating the affairs for the reader (Hemingway 114)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Can Television Make You Smarter? - In Steven Johnson's article "Watching TV Makes You Smarter" he discusses the intellectual merits of television programs. The essence of Johnson's argument is that the complexity of certain current shows can get one to think at a higher cognitive level, and that shows have become more "cognitively demanding"of their viewers over the past few decades. Johnson's argument, that is in favor of watching quality television and the benefits that one can get from it, is reinforced by some good points the author makes....   [tags: Article Analysis] 1493 words
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How to Cleanse and Repair Your Sluggish Computer - More and more developers are creating programs that are supposed to fix everyday problems. What the common person doesn’t know is that even though it might seem that your computer is fixed, most likely your computer is in even worse condition than before. For some reason college students, right out of developing class, like to attach Ad-ware and Spy-ware to the programs they create. Have no fear, I will walk you through the cleansing and repair of your sluggish computer. Over long periods of using your computer, applications and files will add up slowing down the time it takes to search your computer for the files you want; this process is called Indexing....   [tags: Process Essays] 530 words
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The statesman - Final Paper. The concept of written laws and their place in government is one of the key points of discussion in the Platonic dialog the Statesman. In this philosophical work, a dialog on the nature of the statesmanship is discussed in order to determine what it is that defines the true statesman from all of those who may lay claim to this title. This dialog employs different methods of dialectic as Plato begins to depart from the Socratic method of argumentation. In this dialog Socrates is replaced as the leader of the discussion by the stranger who engages the young Socrates in a discussion about the statesman....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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Feminism in Drama, Fiction and Poetry - Literature is a part of human culture and values because humans are social animals that communicate through speech, music and writing. Literature comes in three forms; Drama, Fiction and Poetry. By using these forms of literature, we are able to send and receive messages in a creative and imaginative way. We are able to receive a deeper meaning from its content by reading and understanding literature. People write creative works to express their opinions or feelings from a particular subject or issue....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Website Ownership - Most small or large business owners are experts in their given field; therefore, they choose to hire experts in other fields. When you purchase a TV from Sam’s, you expect it to come with all of the components. If the power plug or the remote control is missing, you call the store for the missing part. When you buy a chicken salad from McDonalds, you expect the chicken to be a part of the salad, when you purchase a hamburger From Burger King you know beyond the shadow of doubt that somewhere in between the buns, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo that there is a hamburger on that bun....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Blue Sky Marketing - Blue Sky Marketing FilmWatch Division Marketing Plan Trey's Best Opportunity to Dominate Market Research for the Film Industry How To Use This Report Template Change the information on the cover page to contain the information you would like. For the body of your report, use Styles such as Heading 1-5, Body Text, Block Quotation, List Bullet, and List Number from the Style control on the Formatting toolbar. This report template is complete with Styles for a Table of Contents and an Index. From the Insert menu, choose Index and Tables....   [tags: Essays Papers] 662 words
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Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Though "Hills Like White Elephant," by Ernest Hemingway, is mostly composed of a dialog between two people, the reader may learn a great deal about the characters and the meaning of the story indirectly through symbolism, word clues, and tone. The passage from lines 13 through 27, reveals the tarnishing of innocence, as a girl's wanting curiosity discovers the disheartening and bitter realities of life. Word clues in the passage illuminate the character of the girl enough so that the reader can understand her position in the story....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 502 words
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Elian Gonzales and the Way Socrates Sees the Problem - Elian Gonzales, the way Socrates sees the problem Should an individual abide by the laws of his country no mater what or should he fight back. This is the question Socrates is trying to answer to Crito in this dialog by Plato. The dialog is also closely related with Elian Gonzalez situation because the people are split on whether to send him back in Cuba or let him in US. Socrates will answer this question based on the explications given to Crito. The dialog starts with Crito sitting on Socrates bed in prison....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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The Theme of Nature in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - The Theme of Nature in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth, and all of William Shakespeare's other works include several universal themes. Shakespeare incorporates these themes into his works to emphasize meanings and points. Several times in Macbeth nature is out of order which coincides with unpleasant events occurring. This happens many times in Macbeth. Shakespeare demonstrates this using setting, characters, and dialog. One of the major ways Shakespeare shows disturbances in nature is use of setting....   [tags: Papers] 493 words
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Off The Cuff (Improvisation) - Off the Cuff Do people always know what to say next. To use actions never thought of ahead of time. To carry on a conversation when the person talking to you throws out a question way off base, and yourself, the person receiving the question, doesn’t know what to say. Welcome to the world of Improvisation. We all know how these questions make us feel, using improvisation is just the fancy term used. A theatrical skill used in comedies, dramas, and mostly in small time theatre groups (The Groundlings)....   [tags: essays research papers] 566 words
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Label Pro - Label Pro Gerri, The information on the manual is highlighted in yellow. LabelPro 3.0 for Windows Welcome to LabelPro 3.0, designed to take full advantage of the Windows 95/Windows NT 4.0 User Interface. LabelPro 3.0 comes with Win32s to allow it to work with Windows 3.1x as well. New Features in this Version: 1. Start Up Dialog: Helps you decide what task you want to accomplish . 2. Quick Input Assistant. Provides you pre-designed templates that are already linked with lists. All you do is enter the data and print....   [tags: Essays Papers] 558 words
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PowerPoint Process - PowerPoint Process What is PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a graphics program created to make it easier for the user to produce a quality presentation. Every few years Microsoft, the company that owns PowerPoint, will release a new version of the program. This is done to keep up with any new technology or to add new visual effects to the program. Just as most innovative pieces of technology do, PowerPoint has undergone a process to become what it is today. Background Information PowerPoint, formally known as Presenter, was originally created by two PhD students of the University of California-Berkeley in 1984....   [tags: Microsoft, Graphics Program, Presentation]
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Out of the kitchen: An Examination of the American Dream in the Poetry of Langston Hughes - Out of the Kitchen: An Examination of the American Dream in the poetry of Langston Hughes The Harlem Renaissance gave a voice to many gifted artists, writers, and poets. Perhaps, for the first time, people were using the arts on a broad scale to give national and international voice to the long-silenced personal and political struggles of America’s ethnic other, specifically the African-American. Among the many gifted poets of the movement, Langston Hughes is, easily, one of the most recognizable and influential....   [tags: African American Culture, Metaphors]
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Intelligent Tutoring System: A Proposed Approach to Javanese Language Learning in Indonesia - The Javanese language is becoming endangered, although it is one of compulsory subjects at schools. Students become unmotivated when they learn the language at school because of boring and irrelevant teaching and learning materials. Furthermore, their closest mentors such as teachers, parents and relatives can not provide motivating conditions to learn the Javanese language. In order to preserve the Javanese language through education at schools, Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) is proposed for Javanese language learning....   [tags: education, languages]
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The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet - While The Taming of The Shrew played in theaters in the spring of 1967, the Summer of Love was about to explode in San Francisco and London, signifying the height of the hippie, counter-culture movement. This was a young generation that rebelled against the war in Vietnam and demanded relevance in higher education (Tatspaugh 140). In addition to anti-war protests, sexual exploration was another hallmark of this young generation, to which Romeo and Juliet was the perfect metaphor. This is confirmed by Sarah Munson Deats as cited by film critic Patricia Tatspaugh in her essay, “The Tragedies of Love on Film,” in which Deats is quoted, “This (Zeffirelli's) film was intended for the counter-cult...   [tags: seferilli, sexual exploration]
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"Bean Counter": Analysis of Television Commercial for Apple - Successful product advertisement relies upon the use of images and ideas that are easily recognizable by modern audiences and express a common point of view. Companies often use cultural stereotypes, exaggerated characters, and iconic representations of larger social groups to quickly and effectively portray a message about their product and the type of people who use it. Apple, the makers of Macintosh computers and electronics, use familiar stereotypes of computer users to appeal to their target demographic and increase the appeal of the items they are trying to sell....   [tags: advertising, technology]
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Counterterrorism Techniques: Diplomatic Initiatives vs. Military Force - 3. When it comes to counterterrorism, some critics argue that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may prove to be far more effective than using military force in countering and reducing the popularity of terrorist groups like al Qaeda in Muslim countries. Do you agree or disagree and why. Debate over formulating appropriate responses to terrorism has raged for many years. In the case of extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and their operations in the Muslim world, many critics have argued that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may contribute more to a long-term solution than the application of military force ever could....   [tags: Terrorism] 1400 words
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The Portraiture of Women During the Renaissance - This essay will discuss how women were represented in the portraiture during the Renaissance period. It will explain how the women’s body was pictured in portraiture as; marriage celebrant, husbands beloved, figures of fertility, mothers, display of wealth, paragons of virtues, husband’s passive representative, indication of fashion and more (Brown, 2003). Next, it will include analysis from the two female portraits of Leonardo de Vinci’s Ginerva de’ Benci and Sandro Botticelli’s Portrait of a Lady....   [tags: Portraiture of Women]
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Six Objectives for Using Windows XP - Objective 1 was to start Windows XP. I've managed that, after some difficulty, which I attribute to using a Citrix product. We deal with Citrix in the Air Force, and I've never had good luck with their programs. Nevertheless, I now have XP running slowly on my computer that is already busy running Vista slowly. I also have a Java update available... interesting... First, we boot up, then we learn the joys of moving the mouse. Next, on to Objective 2. In this three-step process, we learn to start and close a program....   [tags: Windows XP, ] 806 words
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Fall of the House of Usher - What do our two characters have in common but the simple fact that they are loosing their minds. In the “Fall of the House of Usher” Poe tells the story of an individual deeply plagued by a dieing sister and a long line of family mishaps. He is a prisoner within his own mind, with no possibility of escape. As with “The Yellow Wallpaper” Gilman tells of a woman deeply plagued by her own mind. She is drawn into a reality of her own where she is the only one that can free herself. In being prisoners these two main characters share a common theme and a sense of symbolism in the way that they live and go about each day....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Poe, Gilman] 1237 words
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The Comedic Stylings of Nathan Fielder - On February 7th, 2014, the coffee shop “Dumb Starbucks” opened its doors to LA coffee enthusiasts, who waited in line for hours to be served by a staff of “dumb baristas”. The shop is a complete replica of a traditional Starbucks, but with the word “dumb” placed in front of everything. You can order a “Dumb Venti Americano”, pick up a “Dumb Nora Jones Duets” CD, and even drink from a traditional Starbucks cup with “dumb” cropped into the classic green mermaid logo. The whole thing was created by comedian Nathan Fielder as an elaborate prank to parodize coffee culture....   [tags: nathan for you, t.v. show]
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The Power of Relationships - Relationships between two people can have a strong bond and through poetry can have an everlasting life. The relationship can be between a mother and a child, a man and a woman, or of one person reaching out to their love. No matter what kind of relationship there is, the bond between the two people is shown through literary devices to enhance the romantic impression upon the reader. Through Dudley Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham,” Ben Jonson’s “To Celia,” and William Shakespeare’s “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” relationships are viewed as a powerful bond, an everlasting love, and even a romantic hymn....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Culture, Conflict, and Mediation - Introduction Culture and conflict are two interplay entities. Culture, as defined by Olivier Faure and Gunnar Sjostedt#, is a set of meanings, values, and beliefs that characterize a particular community, and serve as formative factors upon the way of thinking, behavior, and relationship of the community members. It is therefore a supra-structure that also helps shape system of conduct to orient the behavior of the individuals in the community. Each community has a unique, different culture to others....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Sympathy for Nora in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House - Sympathy for Nora in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House In "A Doll's House," Henrik Ibsen primarily addresses issues not only relating to women in Norway, but to women embarking on twentieth century life in general. To achieve his desired effect, he employs the use of contextual dialog and places Nora as the central character, which gives her a great edge. Because of her prominent role throughout the play, she becomes familiar, and what is familiar is favored. With the lone exception of the exchange between Mrs....   [tags: A Doll's House Essays]
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Guide to Spybot Search and Destroy - Missing Figures Getting Rid of Spyware: A Guide to Spybot Search and Destroy Preface According to CloudEight Security Tips, Spyware and adware are the number one threat to computer users (“Say” 1). Computer users whose computer system or internet connection is slower than normal are a victim of this threat. According to Wikipedia, spyware is any piece of software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge (Spyware 1). They have also defined malware, a piece of software intended to do harm to a computer, as a classification of spyware....   [tags: Spyware Adware Software]
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The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 626 words
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Compare and Contrast The Day After Tomorrow and Outbreak - Which of these movies provides a more effective wake-up call about impending global catastrophes. “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Outbreak” both raise important concerns regarding the world that we live in. The first movie seems to serve mainly as a warning that as a people of this planet we need to do everything in our power to stop destroying our world. “Outbreak” demonstrates the vulnerability of the United States and for that matter all nations of the world in dealing with large epidemics. Though both movies raise legitimate concerns they also both are quite sensationalized in order spice it up for moviegoers....   [tags: Movie Film Compare Contrast] 603 words
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Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" 'The Crucible' was written by Arthur Miller. Arthur Miller was brought before a committee in 1956 to answer charges of 'communist sympathy' and to name the people he had had meetings with up to twenty years before. Liberal writer, film directors, actors and actresses were all called before the committee. The committee often had lists of names of people who had attended meetings yet they still forced witnesses to recite names, to see if they would comply and give the right names....   [tags: Arthur Miller Crucible Essays] 942 words
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The Loving Dead - Love, Lust and Death are universal human experiences and perpetual literary themes. "The Loving Dead" blends them in a way that I have never seen before. Amelia Beamer's debut novel involves: Oakland California, twenty-something slackers, their angsts and relationships, and a zombie apocalypse. Its characters are realistically self-centered, its apocalypse realistically dealt with more through text messaging and comment threads than through the main stream media, and its ending is different than any horror/zombie/apocalypse story ending I've ever read or heard of....   [tags: Literature Reveiw] 1232 words
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Trapped in Her Garden - Throughout history, women have often been portrayed as inferior to men or considered the "weaker sex." As a result of these social assumptions, women have been fighting to dissociate themselves from this stereotype and gain their independence. John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" is a classic illustration of the frustration felt by a woman before she was observed as being more than just her sex. Elisa Allen, the main character, lives on a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California with her husband, Henry....   [tags: American Literature] 426 words
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How to Overcome a Fear of Change - “Thought processes and relationship dynamics are fundamental if change is to be successful.” (Lynco Assoc.) People fear change because it pushes them out of their comfort zone. One of the greatest fears in the world is the fear of the unknown. Although fear can create a large amount of energy in a person, you can choose to use that energy in a positive manner and take control of the situation. Focus on your convictions; be confident in your abilities and be proud of the work that you do. Do not allow insecurities to damage your focus....   [tags: Psychology, Comfort Zone] 516 words
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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence - I read the “Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. It was a fairly interesting story that kept me from wanting to put it down. This story was about a young boy named Paul, and his family. They lived in an upper-middle class life in a large house. There was one problem though, both parents did not earn enough money to live up to their social status but, kept up impressions as if they could. One day, the young boy approached his mother and asked a series of questions concerning their families life style....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence, gambling,] 585 words
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Sonny’s Blues, by James Baldwin - Although presenting just a small sample for comparison there are definite points in this story where the lives of Sonny and his brother coincide with that of James Baldwin; the location of the story is from his childhood; the fact that the narrator’s name is never mentioned and the other characters are referred to by their familial position suggests Baldwin’s feelings about his place in his own family; as the oldest child and the only one in the home that didn’t share biological parents. If there were further doubt that a writer draws from their own lives to create their tales, James Baldwin himself states "One writes out of one thing only -- one's own experience." (Baldwin) Sonny’s Blues is...   [tags: Biographical Critique]
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For Your World - For Your World A story consists of many small parts. When these parts are put together they create a piece of literature that conveys a message. This message can be about almost anything. Literature can tell a story about happiness or an experience of love. It all depends on what pieces and how they are placed together which makes a story. Anton Chekhov has written a wonderfully pieced together short story titled “Misery”. The elements which allow me to understand “Misery” are narrator point of view, setting, character, and theme....   [tags: essays research papers] 1526 words
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