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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 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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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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Website Ownership - ... The user spends some time looking at the page, and then clicks on a link or a browser button. The system responds by presenting a new page. The user looks at that, then clicks somewhere. There is an interaction between the user and the Web site. With any luck, the Web site is responding to the user's actions in a predictable way, and the user, in turn, is reacting to the Web site. This can be seen as a conversation between user and Web site, or between user and site designer. The objective of good dialog design is to facilitate the user finding the page he/she is looking for (i.e....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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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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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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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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my vacation - Frequently Asked Questions on Programmer's File Editor -------------------------- [Answers in this file refer to facilities available in PFE 1.01.000] You may find information on any problem you have encountered in the problems.txt file, which lists known major problems in the current release ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q. What version of PFE is recommended for my current environments. A. PFE is supplied in two forms: the 16-bit edition (PFE.EXE) and the 32-bit edition (PFE32.EXE)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2540 words
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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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Jobs in Computer Science: Video Games vs. Computer Systems - ... Although games are rarely the product of a single person or small handful of people, hiring businesses look for those with experience working with many different aspects of the design process. While game designers of course spend a considerable amount of time working with computers, they also spend much of the early stages of development researching. For example, a level designer would be better able to recreate a battlefield after visiting the actual battlefield rather than just Googling images of it....   [tags: Information Technology]
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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 consequence again....   [tags: European history, parenting, ] 1498 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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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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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: Papers] 502 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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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: Informative, Expository, information technology ] 530 words
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labor history - UberFLAC v0.89 - tools to help with ÜberStandard 3.0/FLAC rips ============================================================== These rather hackish tools help with ÜberStandard 3.0/FLAC rips. FLACScript enforces and checks MD5 sums for FLAC rips, and does it better than oggscript. It also generates standard-compliant MD5 checksum files now, that anything else like md5sum or hksfv can check too. UberTrans allows you to safely transcode FLAC rips to the other UberStandard formats. Yes, it only works on FLAC....   [tags: essays research papers] 601 words
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Feminism in Drama, Fiction and Poetry - ... Descriptions of places and the characters’ emotions in drama are in the characters’ dialog. Drama authors do not include details because they use their characters to describe it for them through a series of acts and scenes without narrations. Drama is all about characters . Trifles used female characters as their focal point to show feminism. The author showed the struggle of these women to show women are capable of self reliance and power. While Drama uses dialogs, Fiction uses both dialog and descriptions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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mr - Automatic Private IP Addressing feature in Windows DHCP processing that assigns a class B IP address in the 169.254.0.0 range to the client when a DHCP server is unavailable While APIPA can automatically self-assign a TCP/IP address to a Windows 98 system, it does not generate all of the information typically provided by a DHCP server, such as DNS and WINS Server addresses. Therefore, a system relying on APIPA can only resolve domain and NetBIOS names via broadcasts. Currently, APIPA systems can only communicate with systems that also have an APIPA address....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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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: Dolls House essays]
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Industry essay: What are Web Services? - Industry essay: What are Web Services. Web services have been hyped over the past year to be the most innovative improvement that has come to the Internet. It has been adopted by many companies, and has reached the forefront of applications development. So what is all the hype about. Web services can be described as an application that can be deployed or called over the Internet that allows applications to communicate with each other- regardless of the language in which they are written or which systems platform and operating system is being used....   [tags: Computer Science] 991 words
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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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Necklace Assessment - Necklace Assessment The story begins by showing the reader the main character, Mathilde Losiel. The narrator tells the reader about Mathilde's thought towards her life. The character seems unhappy because she thinks that by some error she was born lower in the hierarchy, than she was made for. You are drawn into the story when you see the differences between her supposed life and the life she is living. You feel that she might get to live her supposed life when the story progresses. You are also held in by the event of her husband getting an invite to a party of the rich....   [tags: English Literature] 1013 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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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 Two Films - 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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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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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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"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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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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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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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 Power of Relationships - ... Although Celia may not share the same love, there is optimism, persistence, obsession, and passion to win her love. Jonson opens the poem with the speaker pleading to his love, Celia, to “Drink to me only with thine eyes, / And I will pledge with mine;” (1-2). He is asking his love to look in his eyes and pledge her love and he will return the promise. The persistence to hear Celia return his love grows as Jonson notes: “The thirst that from the soul doth rise / Doth ask a drink divine;” (5-6)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Culture, Conflict, and Mediation - ... Moreover, the eminence of insider mediators is that they are familiar to stakeholders of the conflict rather than outsider mediators. The significance of insider mediators’ involvement is also buoyed by the facts# that people engaged in conflict feel more comfortable with insider mediators, as the proximity of either the same area/country or culture enable the insider mediators and disputants to establish informal encounters. Commencing talks with conflicting parties particularly the hardliner groups is not an easy task, and it is exceptionally risky –the insider mediators often put their life in danger....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Fall of the House of Usher - ... He laughed a little the other day, and said I seemed to be flourishing in spite of my wallpaper. I turned it off with a laugh. I had no intention of telling him it was because of the wallpaper- he would make fun of me. He might even want to take me away.” (Gilman 79). Both of our main characters as you can see hide things, as well as feel trapped, trapped within themselves and their surroundings. With the theme of two characters loosing their minds, they also give us two completely different views of why they feel the way they do....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Poe, Gilman] 1237 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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Unlikely Christ - In the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor tells the tale of a family taking a road trip to Florida. Unlike the many trips they had traveled before, this one presented them with a morbid surprise. After a startling, but non-life threatening car accident, the family is assisted by a run away convict by the name “The Misfit”. This criminal and his two counterparts assassinate the entire family not long after his identity is revealed. O’Connor does something very unlikely with this grim character; she correlates him to Christ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Essay on Blanche DuBois as Butterfly in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - The Portrayal of Blanche as Butterfly or Moth in A Streetcar Named Desire        In A Streetcar named Desire, Williams uses description and dialog to develop the play’s characters. In the beginning of the play, Williams describes Blanche as a "moth". A moth and a butterfly seem to be very similar; however, they have very different outward appearances and habits. A butterfly is very "showy " as it flits throughout life, whereas a moth tries hard not to bring attention to itself. Butterflies are open and very visible, but a moth is nocturnal and secretive....   [tags: Streetcar Named Desire]
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Little Women - Movie vs. Book - Little Women - Movie vs. Book According to the Internet Movie Database's exhaustive records, Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has seen itself recreated in four TV series, four made for TV movies and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version appeared in 1994 and features Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Susan Sarandon, and Gabriel Byrne. As a long time fan of the novel, who has happily carted her large leather bound gold-gilded unabridged edition whenever she has moved, I find that I was disappointed in this newest movie version....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 805 words
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The Set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - The Set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.         For a play as drastically depressing and oppressive as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the set needs to augment the mood as much as possible. Albee’s play calls for several props, and all of these have to be provided, but more than that, the set needs to look as real as possible, to show that these people are not vastly different from the rest of us. And because in that fact the true horror of the play resides the set is all-important. Luckily, the performance featured a realistic, intricate, close set....   [tags: Whos Afraid Virginia Woolf] 875 words
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Garrison Keillor's The Prodigal Son vs. Luke's The Parable of the Prodigal Son - Garrison Keillor's The Prodigal Son vs. Luke's The Parable of the Prodigal Son The classic story of the Prodigal Son is one of the best known parables in literature. A parable is often times described as a short narrative which teaches a moral; however, the plot is more realistic, than say a fable, and the characters are humans as oppose to animals or natural forces within nature. Parables are also presented in a more suggestive tone, which leaves them more open to interpretation. The play Prodigal Son told by Garrison Keillor differs greatly in terms of style compared to Lukes The Parable of the Prodigal Son told in the Catholic scriptures....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Hume's Wide Construal of the Virtues - Hume's Wide Construal of the Virtues ABSTRACT: The term "virtue" has traditionally been used to designate morally good character traits such as benevolence, charity, honesty, wisdom, and honor. Although ethicists do not commonly offer a definitive list of virtues, the number of virtues discussed is often short and their moral significance is clear. Hume's analysis of the virtues departs from this tradition both in terms of the quantity of virtues discussed and their obvious moral significance....   [tags: Hume Virtues Virtue Philosophy Papers]
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barzuns science - Barzun's unsettling depiction of history is a fitting beginning to The Qualitative Report in that a narrative of qualitative and critical inquiry also rejects absolute, finality, and authority and embraces ambiguities, uncertainties, and diversities of human experience. Just as talk of qualitative and critical reflection is a multiversed experience, so too is talk about that talk: What are possible and impossible shapes and forms of a twelve or so page publication dedicated to re- presenting a phenomenon which seems to resist and to tease con-formity....   [tags: essays research papers] 1628 words
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Heather - Announcement #38: (a/o 6/24/02): Updates, Deadlines & "Convergence'": 1. All work posted a/o this morning has been read and graded EXCEPT the Final Project papers (Exam) which I'mgoing to wait until most of the se are posted and grade them together. 2. DEADLINES: All work including the Final Project paper must be posted no later than 11:00 PM EST on 7/10/02. This gives ne 5 days to grade all work and to compute all final course grades for posting onto the UMUC IFIS system by my deadline to do so....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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