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Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich - Ethical Issues in film Erin Brockovich There are many ethical issues in the movie Erin Brockovich. This movie is about a mother of three who uncovers a water poisoning case by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) in southern California. Once it was proved that the company had knowingly dumped hexavalent chromium into the ground water, the utility company was found liable for a $330 million dollar verdict. Erin has the responsibility to feed and educate her three children and she has a general distrust of people....   [tags: Ethics Movie Movie Erin Borckovich Essays] 1531 words
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Erin Brockavich - At the opening of the film we see Erin struggling: as a single mother, as a human being with potential, courage and individuality, and as a sexual being as well. Erin is a St. Joan of the white underclass, a Green Guerrilla, Mother Jones and Madonna all rolled into one. Unlike the image of second wave feminism which distanced itself from any robust sexuality it felt to be reductive at best or degrading at worst, Brockovich's iconic status is post-"third wave" feminist, that is, eroticized, as it borrows heavily from underground Grrrl culture, aware of being both a body and a mind, and utilizing both to their fullest....   [tags: Movies Film] 1177 words
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Erin Brockovich - Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant, is based on the true story surrounding the film's protagonist. Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) personifies a young and energetic, unemployed single mother who has neither money nor education to back up her unshakable principles and her determination to support her family. It is a film in which there is a very strong feeling of two scenarios; these being the notorious 'American Dream' so often utilised by American film makers, and a 'David and Goliath' feel which would magnetise virtually all of the 'Blue Collar' public in America....   [tags: Papers] 631 words
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An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich - An Analysis of the Opening of Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich is a film based on the true story of a poor single mother who becomes a lawyer. The film is basically a comedy drama, although not laugh out loud funny, just ironically funny. Steven Soderbergh directs it, and it is his 12th film after his hugely successful film 'Traffic'. The first scene is in some sort of doctor's office; she is applying for a job. The first thing I noticed when watching this is the position of the camera, it is almost a point of view shot of Erin, slightly offset of the doctor, but none the less she is slightly below the camera, and we are very close up....   [tags: Papers] 1010 words
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Erin Brockovich-Environmental Economics - Erin Brockovich-Environmental Economics Economists often talk about letting the economy work through the mechanism of the free market versus government control and regulation. Some believe that if the market is allowed to "do its thing" unprohibited and without government interference, then resources will be allocated efficiently, equilibrium will be found, and so on… However, this is not always possible. Of course, government control is not always perfect either. Thus, it would seem that at times the market may be more appropriate than the government; other times the government may be needed because the market is not able to function properly; and other times a combination of the two working in unison may provide the best and most effective and efficient answers....   [tags: Enterprise Nature Papers]
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Erin's Causal Argument - Erin's Causal Argument "Nothing meant more to people who went West in the 1840's and 1850's than mail from home." - National Park Service Pony Express Historic Trail Brochure People moved West for many reasons: the prospect of a new beginning, free land, even Gold. Leaving family behind was a hardship that many settlers dealt with. And at this time, the only way to communicate with those left behind was to write letters. Moving was, and still is, a very traumatic process. Picking up and moving everything you own and leaving behind everything familiar – it was a very trying experience....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery - Bitter Sweet Symphony by Erin Flannery True, it was a hard decision when I was decided which of my classmatesí papers to choose as ìthe one.î I considered a question when trying to decide. I asked myself, ìWhat purpose this time capsule will serve?î My answer told me that the song inside this time capsule must be one that can still teach a message while telling the future generation something about our time. I believe the culmination to this answer was found in Erin Flanneryís ìBitter Sweet Symphony.î The title is fairly self-explanatory when it refers to the word bittersweet....   [tags: Music Creative Writing Flannery Essays]
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Film Review- Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood - ... He died from a heart attack caused by sheer pressure of work and the stress of the heat. The workers were not permitted to leave their workstations for the entire shift for any reason. A common theme in Silkwood and Erin Brockovich was whistle blowing. According to the text Ethics and the conduct for business, Whistle blowing is the voluntary release of nonpublic information, as a moral protest, by a member or former member of an organization outside the normal channels of communication to an appropriate audience about illegal and/or immoral conduct in the organization or conduct in the organization that is opposed in some significant way to the public interest (Boatright, 1997/2009)....   [tags: Film Review]
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interview - The family member that was interviewed was Erin. The relationship between the interviewer and the interviewee is third cousins through marriage. The interview took place in Erin’s apartment living room. Since she is an RA she lives in one of the apartments of Sara Tracy Dorm. When the interviewer walked into the room he could tell that she was very clean and rather sophisticated, just by the way her room was set up. The interviewee was sitting on her futon and was very alert. There were pink and yellow carnations on the table, which I found out that they are not real....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Trust in Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver - Both Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Jamie Esclante in Stand and Deliver faced students stuck in low-income backgrounds and neighborhoods of crime. Despite the low achievement of these students, both teachers were able to foster a mastery of a subject to their students. Even though the subjects of English and math are extremely different, one method united both teachers and allowed them to teach their students effectively— trust. Erin and Jamie were successful because of the trust they put in their students....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1156 words
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Racial Conflicts - What is race and ethnicity. Can racial conflicts be eliminated by education. Can there be a time where one’s colour or background did not matter. Every modern day society faces racial conflicts. Humans are equal, whether they are white or black, etc. Hatred among different racial groups is common in out modern day society. Ignorance of the equality of every human causes racism. Humans need laws to follow and the lack of these laws cause conflict between humans. Erin Gruwell was optimistic about teaching a class of so many different backgrounds but it was much more challenging to get through to such angry teenagers....   [tags: Race] 1142 words
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Mama’s Gone - Mama’s Gone She had been sick for a year, at least. The reason for her illness went undiagnosed, that is, until three days before she went away. A doctor finally said, “Osteoarthritis-- it’s treatable.” We blew a sigh of relief. Three days later relief was nullified-- forever. I discovered my mother gone, and her leaving left a hole in my life, heart, and soul. Saturday, July 25, 1998, started out with a drive to Eckerd Drug across the city of Norman to pick up more prescriptions for my mother, who had been throwing up and suffering from diarrhea all night long....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Dying Family Essays] 1209 words
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My Best Friend is Dead - My Best Friend is Dead My best friend and I were together all the time, doing nothing without the other. But one day I realized that somewhere along the road somebody failed her, and every day I cannot help but wonder if it might have been me. Everything she went through, I was there for her, but I guess some things are too hard for even friendship. Not a day goes by that I don't remember. How could I ever forget. I'm sharing this story for the first time since it happened. The last time we had no worries, well, that were apparent, was on August 20 of '97....   [tags: Friendship Essay] 592 words
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interview - Tuesdays With Morrie For the past day or two I have spent time with my sister, discussing different topics with her about life. I closely observed her feelings and I recorded what she had to say. We talked about regrets- Ever since my sister Erin started school she got excellent grades. She doesn’t really have any regrets. She only regrets some choices she made with her friends. She thinks she could have picked better friends because she doesn’t have any true friends. She also wished that she stayed with the sports she played in the past....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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Track State Championship - Track State Championship The pit of my stomach felt as if it was being eaten away by gnawing insects inside. It wasn't just the ordinary butterflies but evil-biting insects. I was standing impatiently on the track quickly sliding further toward the inside as the incoming runner completed her handoff. Screaming encouragements, I waited for Rachel to make her way down the last stretch. We successfully completed our exchange of the baton and I was off. We arrived at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo, Colorado our normal two hours early on a dark, rainy Friday morning....   [tags: Memoir Essays] 1261 words
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Changing Roommates - Changing Roommates Choosing to leave the comforts of your family and home to go away to college is a life-changing decision. The roommate you get matched up with can make or break your experience. The girl I was matched up with changed my life considerably in a way I didn't like, so I moved out. Moving was the best choice I could have made. The first sight of my new dorm room was not at all what I expected. There were boxes and papers everywhere. Out from behind a tower of boxes emerged the girl I knew I would be living with for the next few months....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 630 words
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Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists - Those Backwards Neo-Classicalists One of the principal themes of our class was that Neo-Classicalism is wrong, not only wrong but backward. It seemed that everywhere we turned we found one example after another that supported this conclusion. In a nutshell Neo-Classicalists believe that Capitalism is completely fair and that in a Capitalist system one can never be cheated. This erroneous theory extends even into the environment and pollution. The movie "Erin Brockovich" does a wonderful job of illustrating just how wrong the Neo-Classicalists are when it comes to this particular subject....   [tags: Neo-Classicalism Capitalism Capitalist Essays] 1077 words
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Freedom Writers - A Message of Hope - 2007 drama film, Freedom Writers, directed and written by Richard LaGravenese (whose previous screenplays include The Fisher King and The Bridges of Madison County) starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell (teacher by profession) who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. Hilary Swank stars in this enthralling movie of ghetto kids raised on street corners, underprivileged boys and girls who use drugs, have served time in prison, and are very angry about living in a war zone where people are killed regularly on the streets....   [tags: Film Review] 850 words
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My Goals as a Teacher: Changing Student's Lives - “To teach is to touch lives forever.” Erin Gruwell is an inspirational teacher that set an example of how a teacher should teach. She put her students first. So often teachers get so caught up in the standards and TEKS that the reason they became teachers in the first place is forgotten. The reason people go into teaching is because they have a passion for children and the reason teachers succeed is because they never forget that passion. In an individual life according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs the ultimate accomplishment is self-actualization....   [tags: Education, teaching] 734 words
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Chemistry of Biology - Chemistry of Biology There are many parts to every living thing. These basic parts have specialized jobs, which give shape and function of everything in the universe. The basic building block for all mass is the atom. There are many different parts to the atom. The electron is a negatively charged particle that revolves around the nucleus in electron shells. The electron is one of the smallest particles that make up the atom. The counterpart to the electron is the proton. This is a larger positive charged particle....   [tags: Papers] 560 words
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A Family Vacation to Canada - A Family Vacation to Canada This is the actual story of a trip I took with Smith Family into Canada. The total head count was 19, including myself. The trip took 8 days to complete. We left on Saturday, June 24 at 12:00am and got back on Sunday July 1, around 3:00pm. This is the list of names of everyone who went along. (All their last names are Johnson) Harry- Grandpa Johnson has taken the most trips to Canada. Says the word “Prit-neer” a lot. Craig- The only one of Harry's kids with a family, has three daughters....   [tags: Personal Narratives Canada Vacations Essays] 5768 words
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Essay - Unit 1: Narrative Essay Feeling complete with your own personal mental and physical standpoints is essential if you ever want a fulfilling relationship. Knowing your own ability to live vigilantly day to day, being gratified with the prospects of how you are living your life up untill this point. This is what determines wether your ready to take the step into entering a relationship. Every point in ones life is a learning experience. Treating past relationships as learning experiences help to better your understanding of what your really looking to gain out of future relationships....   [tags: essays research papers] 763 words
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Edwin Arlington Robinson's Richard Cory - Edwin Arlington Robinson's Richard Cory I have always secretly envied my dearest high school friend Erin.  It was easy to be jealous of Erin since she was tall with beautiful blonde hair that turned many heads.  She possessed grace and style and had the coolest car.  Though people try to resist envy, most succumb to it from time to time.  As people focus on all that they lack, they tend to ignore the flaws in those they envy.  The observers in the poem Richard Cory allow envy to cloud their perception of themselves.         Cory appears to have it all.  The poor townspeople look at him and they see the qualities that they themselves lack.  An ugly person may believe that if they were beautiful then happiness would be secure.  A lonely person believes that finding someone to end his loneliness would diminish his sadness.  This is evident in the first three stanzas.  The townspeople notice Cory’s appearance as superior to their own.  “He glittered when he walked” (Robinson 986).  They also noted the main character’s manner and abundance of material possessions.  The observers were too busy working to have time to put effort in improving manners and could not even think of saving money when they were lucky not to starve.  Many people want to be more outwardly beautiful or to have more money.  My aunt and uncle were coming home to Indiana from Iowa for the Thanksgiving holiday six years ago when they met a drunk driver in a head-on collision.  I remember the anguish my family felt for the following few days when we were unsure whether my uncle was going to survive.  He did survive though he was altered for the next few years and suffered permanent damage to his body.  Insurance companies are set up to right wrongs with the use of money.  This large wrong granted my aunt and uncle a large amount of money.  They since moved back to Indiana and live across the street from my parents.  They have new cars and have even bought their children new cars and houses.  Some people may feel jealous at what my aunt and uncle possesses.  They no longer have to work and they will never need to worry about money.  I am not jealous of their money.  Money could not compensate me for going through the pain and suffering inflicted on my family.  The observers’ in Richard Cory were envious of his wealth but they did not consider at what cost they were willing to obtain similar wealth....   [tags: Edwin Arlington Robinson Richard Cory Essays]
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Personal Narrative - Mother Ireland - Mother Ireland My family is proud to boast a long and rich history mothered by the Emerald Isle of Erin, which is Gaelic for Ireland. My family's clan was first called the O'Neills, and we inhabited the outskirts of a small village which now goes by the name of County Cork. We were minstrels, actors and musicians in the courts of our family's home for many generations. An interesting piece of recent history about my family is that we are closely related to the Kennedys on my father's side....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 1097 words
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Essay About Family: Inside the Nightstand - Inside the Nightstand We live together now, my boyfriend and I. It’s still new to both of us. 41 North State Street- that’s us. The quiet apartment lined by two rows of cement drive, an oak tree, and his step-mother’s opinion that we are “too young to be living together seriously.” We share our bedroom, square in shape, with the bed pressed tightly to the far wall, curtains embracing the narrow sides of the mattress. It’s ours- the bed, the room, the oak tree, and the way my toothpaste sticks to the sides of the white sink....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family] 2384 words
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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Mother-daughter Relationships - The relationship between parents and their children is one of the most basic human interactions. Mothers and daughters provide both physical and emotional care for their young sons and daughters. In the process, parents will instill children with family values and goals, while teaching them the accepted norms and values of society. This is done in hope that parents will one day see their own children become mature adults, with their own goals and purposes in life.      Mother-daughter relationships can be complex, but also filled with compassion and love....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Over-diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - The Over-diagnosis of ADHD In Bobby's second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, "That is it!" On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of his seat seven times to go sharpen his pencil, each time accidentally colliding into other students desks and chairs, sending papers and books plunging to the floor. Bobby screamed out comments to every slightly comical part of the book that the teacher read. His teacher's last straw was when, after repeatedly kicking the desk in front of him, it toppled to the floor, spewing all it's contents to the ground....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]
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H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island - H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island H.M. Scott Smith's, the Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island, is a candid look into the more architecturally and historically significant buildings located on Prince Edward Island. Focusing particularly on those constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Historical Houses of Prince Edward Island, features structures from the early days of the Micmac wigwams to the elegance of the Victorian presence. His purpose is to trace the evolution of the Islands housing in their form, decor, and construction over the course of time....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes - The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes “It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.” In the novel Angela's Ashes, (1996) by Frank McCourt, a life of poverty is the only life this family knows. It is a memoir about a young boy born in New York City. Frank, born ten months prior to his brother Malachy, was raised in a small apartment with his parents, Angela and Malachy McCourt....   [tags: Frank McCourt Angela’s Ashes]
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Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports - Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports As an athlete or a spectator, it is easy to both feel and see the impact sports have on people of both genders. Athletes are able to experience sports personally, while spectators usually experience sports through different channels of mass media. Realizing the effects that the world of athletics has on individuals and society as a whole is vital to the understanding of how sports can positively and negatively effect athletes as well as spectators. To deepen our understanding of the cultural values embedded in sports and to explore current values and power structures regarding men and women, it is necessary to investigate the effect that the media may possibly have in influencing beliefs about gender-appropriate sport behavior....   [tags: Womens Issues Essays] 1005 words
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Cyberculture and the Future of Print - Cyberculture and the Future of Print The technology that is available to the public today is mind-blowing. In my lifetime alone, I have seen astounding technological progress: from the home computer to the DVD player, to truly surreal medical breakthroughs. A new era is taking hold of society. We are faster, better educated, richer, and livelonger. All of these things can be attributed to the technological advances that have occurred within the last fifty years. Thanks to the “modern marvels” of our time, we can watch big-screen quality movies in our own homes, brew an awesome cup of French espresso without leaving the kitchen, and cooler still—communicate with someone in China, without ever picking up the phone or using a pen....   [tags: Technology Writing Technological Papers]
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Young People Question their Antidepressants - Young People Question their Antidepressants Like many eager freshmen this year, Amy* made Northeastern University her home with a burst of optimism and the excitement of a fresh start in a strange, new place. But just over a year ago, while a high school senior, she almost lost her chance for the college experience—her grades plummeted with her as she fell deeper into depressive episodes, putting her life and her academic future in jeopardy. The scars she etched in her body tell of her battles with depression, a painful mental disease she dealt with in secrecy for four years before finally seeking help....   [tags: Psychology Pharmacy Papers] 2262 words
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A Race United - When the first Irish immigrants landed on the eastern shores of America in the 18th century, they were met by intolerance from the Native whites who saw them as a threat to the American way of life. The Dangers of Foreign Immigration, an article written by Samuel Morse in 1835, exposits much of the anti-immigrant sentiment prevalent in the 19th century. To the natives, the Irish were simply "niggers turned inside out" (Anonymous Satirism), who came to America as refugees from Ireland to deprive them of their wealth and prosperity....   [tags: American History] 913 words
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The Life of Helen Cusker - The Life of Helen Cusker At the present moment Helen Cusker is 73 years old. She came into the world in her mother’s kitchen floor on the 5th January 1931. In those days children were rarely born in a hospital as home births were very common. A neighbour stepped in and acted as a midwife to deliver the baby. It was a long and painful labour which lasted seventy-two hours. From the day Helen was born, she stayed in Yorkhill, a small area near Partick in Glasgow’s west end. Admittedly it was not the best area to grow up in but there was a real sense of friendship and reliability within her small community....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Orson Scott Card - Orson Scott Card. Who is Orson Scott Card. Orson Scott Card (from now on OSC) is a comtempory writer from the USA. He is a prolific writer of numerous genres but best known for his sci-fi novel "Ender´s game" and the sequel "Speaker for the Dead", on which he won two of the most prestigious awards, the Nebula and the Hugo awards, in consecutive years. OSC writing is dominated moral issues and the relationship between characters. A devoted Mormon, he believes that all fiction has a strong moral message....   [tags: Biography] 1466 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Mudie's Peom My Father Began as a God and the Movie Freedom Writers - The poem ‘My Father Began as a God’ by Ian Mudie is about how a boy (probably him) changes his views on his father, as he grows older. As a child, he saw his father as a ‘god’ whose laws were ‘immutable’. He was a fearless hero, able to do anything: “He fearlessly lifted me to heaven by a mere swing to his shoulder”. However, by the time he was an adolescent, his father had become a ‘foolish small old man’. He was no longer superhuman, but a father, just like any other: “With silly and outmoded views of life and morality”....   [tags: Films, Poetry, Poem Analysis] 981 words
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The Symbolism of Ophelia’s Character - Name Subject Instructor Date The Symbolism of Ophelia’s Character The name Ophelia has been most commonly associated with William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, where she is referred to as the title character's mad lover. She is believed to have killed herself out of madness by drowning herself in a river. Interpretations about Ophelia's character have ranged from being a woman who lost her sanity upon her father, Polonius' death to being the object of hatred by Hamlet. However, despite her supporting character in the play, her personality has roused numerous criticisms and interpretations from philosophers and critics....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Stranger in a Strange Land - The dark, black sky was covered with a million bright shining stars. The moon shimmered above a small town in the suburbs of London. The gentle wind swept past the bare trees and danced with the leaves below it, creating a colourful array of orange, yellow, red and brown. Across the street, a light was on in a small house where a tall, dark haired woman stood, talking to her two children Nicola and Erin. While she was tucking them in Erin asked, “Mummy, will you tell us a story please?” “I’m sorry but its time to go to sleep now,” she said....   [tags: Creative Writing] 842 words
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Online Communities - My experience online has included years of habituating virtual communities patterned on the electronic frontier motif as defined by Rheingold in the subtitle to his book, The Virtual Community. He offers this definition of the subject: Virtual communities are social aggregations that emerge from the Net when enough people carry on those public discussions long enough, with sufficient human feeling, to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace. (web) When I first found community online, I lived a rather isolated life in a small rural town, not given to readers or writers....   [tags: Internet]
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Gendered Pathways Into Crime = Gendered Pathways Out of Crime - ... Noted originally in Belknap’s studies (as cited in Covington, 2007, p. 2) “research confirms that women offenders differ significantly from their male counterparts in terms of their personal histories and how they enter into crime.” For example, in the US they are more likely to be a young, undereducated, single parent who is a racial minority from a low-income background. Female inmates were more likely than males to have children under 18 who were living with them at the time of incarceration (Bureau of Justice Statistics [BJC], 1991, p....   [tags: Gender Studies ]
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Gifted and Talented Case Study - ... I would take it a step further to changing the look and feel of my classroom depending on what cultural group we would be covering. It would be beneficial for the students I switch the class environment to good with the lesson. I would hang up posters of certain influential figures that pertain to the lesson. This would really appeal to the visual learners in the class. My classroom layout won’t the classic straight rows facing the classroom. I would rather have the student’s desk set up in groups of 4-5....   [tags: Case Study]
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Social and Economic Conditions of the Northern and Southern states in the years 1820-1850 - Social and Economic Conditions of the Northern and Southern states in the years 1820-1850      In the early to mid 1800s the United States seemed to be split into two sections, the Northern states and the Southern states. Although they had the same flag, spoke the same language, and had the same president, the two regions seemed to be two separate countries, each one having different views and political opinions. But, because they were the same country, there were also many similarities. This mostly showed in the social and economic conditions....   [tags: North vs. South 1820-1850 American History] 508 words
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a story full of tests and inner challenges, was written by an unknown author somewhere in the late 14th century. The poem begins the same as it ends: with the mentioning of the fall of Troy. After the fall of Troy, the Trojan survivors ventured to Europe where each began a new kingdom. "Ticius to Tuscany, and towers raises, Langobard in Lombardy lays out homes, and far over the French Sea, Felix Brutus on many broad hills and high Britain he sets, most fair." (Norton p....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]
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Bog Plants and Their Use in Medicine - Bog Plants and Their Use in Medicine Although most of the modern world does not often resort to bog plants for medicinal uses when there are more widely accessible forms of medicine to treat certain health needs, there exists numerous medicinal uses for bog plants. The various medicinal uses of different bog plants have developed and changed over the course of history. Bog plants were more commonly used by Native Indians as medicine such as the Ledum groenlandicum (Labrador tea) for sore throats and colds....   [tags: Research Biology Medicine Essays]
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Graduation Speech - I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to address you all during this wonderful and momentous celebration. Each and every one of you deserves the greatest congratulations. You have paid a price to be here; put sweat, frustration, anger, effort, tears, blood and now triumph into your years at Napier High School. You all should be incredibly proud of yourselves. You know that you make your life whatever you want. And what you put in, you get out. Like the cross country girls' motto: "Where you find success you find sacrifice," if you give, you shall receive....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 600 words
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