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Danger and Excitement in Speed - Danger and Excitement in Speed The film speed was released in 1994. It was directed by Jan de Bont. The film is titled speed for a good reason, the film never lets up in its suspense. The stars in the film are Keanu Reeves who played the part of Jack Tavern who is the hero in the film. Dennis Hopper plays the role of a nasty villain called Howard Payne. The genre of speed is action and adventure and in such films, the things we expect to see are explosions, suspense and tension, combat, car chases, jeopardy, guns, acceleration, love interest, special effects, technology and the sense that a good person is going to overcome an evil person....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Excitement Created in the Opening Sequences of James Bond Films - Excitement Created in the Opening Sequences of James Bond Films Introduction If we closely examine the opening scenes of many Bond films, we are very likely to find the following: Þ Action Þ Stunts Þ Use of high technology/gadgets Þ Exotic setting Þ Women Þ Appropriate camera positioning Þ Professional looking, (dark coloured) choice of clothing Þ Weapons Þ Fighting and killing Þ Music resembling what is actually going on in the background Þ Showing how quick James Bond uses his brain, and how well he gets himself out of dangerous situations....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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Dramatic Excitement in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge - Dramatic Excitement in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge In this essay I am going to analyse the scene at the end of Act 1 of 'A View from the Bridge' and demonstrate how Arthur Miller, the best playwright of his time makes it dramatically exciting. I am also going to be writing about the three most important dramatic devices used by Arthur Miller which are use of the narrator, (Alfieri) dialogue and stage directions. Arthur Miller starts off by showing us that Alfieri is a lawyer and is going to have the job of a narrator in the play....   [tags: Papers] 1376 words
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The Fun and Excitement of Easter Traditions - Easter is full of traditions with my family, from celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, to the dyeing of Easter eggs. Easter comes during the most beautiful time of year, SPRING. With all of the wonderful colors of greens, pinks, lavender, and yellows; they are so inspiring when picking out the colors to dye our Easter eggs. Alyce E. George (2011) writes in her article; Easter Traditions: From Pagan Rites to Christian Delights, What Does a Jelly Bean Laying Chocolate Rabbit Have to Do with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?, “A typical Western Easter Sunday involves the immediate family meeting with their relatives and attending a church or mass service ....   [tags: Holiday Traditions, Jesus, Eggs]
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Romeo and Juliet 's Theme of Youth and Excitement Rather than Sentimental Love - Romeo and Juliet 's Theme of Youth and Excitement Rather than Sentimental Love Although scenes of youth and excitement do exist, I totally disagree with the critics. I believe the play consists of sentimental love between Romeo and Juliet and that the scenes of youth and excitement are used only to implement tragedy. I will now back up my opinion with evidence and quotes from the play. To begin with, the first fight occurs between the servants, this serves to inform the audience of the feud and prepares us for the fight scene in Act 3 Scene1....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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William Shakespeare's Creation of Interest and Excitement for the Audience in Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare's Creation of Interest and Excitement for the Audience in Romeo and Juliet In this scene Shakespeare uses a variety of methods to increase the audience's interest of the play. Shakespeare also creates a very dramatic story in this scene which is exciting for the audience in itself. Ultimately the events in this particular part of the play, will contribute to the eventual the deaths of the two main characters - Romeo and Juliet. The first speech is Benvolio telling Mercutio that if they don't go home they will meet the Capulets who are out on that day....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 876 words
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Excitement and Suspense in Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Excitement and Suspense in Act 1 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this assignment, I'm studying the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. I'm looking at Act 1 Scene 5. Where Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. This play was written between 1593 and 1596. The story is about two rival families in Verona, each family has a child each, Juliet and Romeo. These young people meet accidentally and fall in love. They marry in secret, without parent's acknowledgement or consent....   [tags: Papers] 668 words
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Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann - Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann Romeo and Juliet is directed by Baz Lurhmann and was produced in 1997 .In the opening scene of the film is set in a petrol station . The Montague boys and the Capulet boys happen to meet each other and a quarrel ensues and this leads to a big gun battle accompanied by western music that adds humour to the scene. The techniques the Luhrmann uses are lighting ,camera angles , setting and different aspects of mis en scene to create drama and excitement for the audience....   [tags: Papers] 1042 words
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The Way Shakespeare Creates Tension and Excitement in Act 1 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet - The Way Shakespeare Creates Tension and Excitement in Act 1 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet In act 1 scene 4, Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio make their way to the Capulet house, determined that they will not apologise for attending the Capulet party uninvited and consider staying only briefly. Mercutio is telling rude and offensive jokes trying to lighten up the mood, while Romeo is still going on about his only love Rosaline. On the way to the Capulet house Romeo looks anxiously into the future and has a sign of death....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 487 words
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Movies - ... The aspect that makes us addicted also has to do with how we relate to the characters in the show or movie, and how we have relationships similar to them, even though we live in a different world. People’s normal everyday lives aren’t that exciting and that is why they look to TV shows and movies to further entertain their needs and excite them with different worlds where we can see how certain characters and types of people act or behave. When you see something scary it makes you jump off your feet and it makes you feel a certain way you feel a certain exciting way that you can’t feel with anything else....   [tags: horror, excitement, entertainment] 614 words
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Explorations of Modernity and Excitement in Two Poems: The Teachers and In Mrs. Tilscher's Class - Poems- ‘The Teachers’ and ‘In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’ I am going to be comparing two poems, ‘The Teachers’ by Liz Lochhead and ‘In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’ by Carol Ann Duffy. The two poems talk about the same thing, which is teachers, but in different ways and the way that the poems' structures are created for the reader. Both the poems recall parts of their school days and talk about memories of teachers they once had. Carol Ann Duffy talks about her fond memories of a teacher she once had, saying about how playful her school day was, she uses ‘skittle of milk’ to describe the joy of being able to have milk, also, she relates many parts of the poems to toys, including her teacher, ‘Mrs...   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, poem comparison] 1528 words
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XFL Excitment Or Excuse - XFL: Excitement or Excuse Football is something as American as apple pie. It is thought of as gritty, physical, and all around fun just as most Americans like to be thought of. For decades the NFL has dominated the world of football. However, Vince McMahon, the founder of the WWF, has introduced a new and controversial professional football league called the XFL. Much of the controversy is about whether the XFL is a force to be reckoned with or just another of McMahon’s clever marketing ploys....   [tags: essays research papers] 841 words
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Exploring the Film Genres of Horror, Science Fiction, and Action Movies - What makes people fascinated and amused to watch movies. I think all kinds of movies are, in there own way, great. Practically the excitement of horror movies, and science and technology of science fiction movies, and action and enthusiasm in the action movies are some credits that makes people’s engrossment. Even so could all movies create an entertainment and make people experience their thoughts of imaginations in the real world. What are the most interesting things about these film genres, which could establish a fantasy world for their fans to escape to their imaginations and live with it....   [tags: movies, films] 814 words
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Equus by Peter Shaffer: Overview - In the play “Equus”, written by Peter Shaffer, a guy named Alan creates his own god and worships it passionately. Dysart a psychiatrist who lives a life without worship and commitment becomes fascinated and envious of Alan. By living through the treatment of Alan, Dysart realizes he is able to have passion and commitment in his own life. Peter Shaffer is able to gradually show Dysart’s awakening throughout the play with a sense of excitement, suspense, and climax through Alan Strang’s treatment....   [tags: Play Analysis]
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a day in my life - The Day My Life Changed I stepped through the door to my grandmother and grandfather's home without even aknock. My grandpa looked up from the television he was watching, from his cozy comer chair.He had a head of snowy white hair gleaming in the room. Over his broad body, hung a navy bluedress shirt and a fuzzy cardigan sweater. He wore slacks, held up awkwardly by a belt, allowinghis small potbelly to hang over it. His face showed the years of worry and stress, and his whitebushy eyebrows and growing second chin showed his old age....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
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Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis - Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis Young people supported the Nazis because of the excitement and activities. However there were other reasons, which attracted young people into supporting the Nazis, I will explain these in my essay. I agree with the statement 'the most important reason why young people supported the Nazis was the excitement and the activities'. The youths took part in many activities such as marching, signalling, fixing bikes, collecting scrap metal etc… There was a large emphasis on sport and fitness, this built up teamwork....   [tags: Papers] 740 words
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The Loveless Sex in the Ghost Road - In the Ghost Road, one of the main characters, Billy Prior, is the one who crossing multiple boundaries in this novel. He is born in working class but, with his effort, he services as an officer. He has a complicated view toward the war: He thinks the war is “bullshit”, but he still willing to go back to the front. Also, he is engaged with Sarah Lumb, but at the same time, he is highly promiscuous. Besides, he is a bisexual. Therefore, sex scene seems appear frequently in the Ghost Road. When speaking of sex, it is common accompany with love, connection and passion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Act.I Sc.V ========== Act I Scene V is a very exciting and dramatic scene in the play. I am going to comment on the way that William Shakespeare makes this scene engaging for the audience. This scene takes place at the Capulet household. It is the moment when Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. Also it is where Tybalt recognizes Romeo, this adds tension and excitement to the scene. Then when Romeo and Juliet discover that each are from feuding families, they are both distraught....   [tags: Papers] 1272 words
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Auto Racing - Auto Racing      It's another Sunday and the auto racing community is getting ready for the green flag to drop. Thousands of people travel hundreds of miles to go to the track, while millions stay home to watch the event on television. The sport of auto racing is the fastest growing spectator sport today. Nascar, NHRA (drag racing), CART, and The Indy Racing League are some of the biggest auto racing events in the world. Every racing style has the element of excitement, sadness, greed, and violence....   [tags: Expository Descriptive Sport Entertainment Essays] 623 words
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Teenage Crush - Butterflies. Daydreaming. Embarrassment. Stumbling of words. Excitement. Sweaty hands. Shyness. Thrill. Confusing signs. Giggles. Blushing. Crush. A crush is generally a term used for children or even more often, teenagers. It is typically a small infatuation with another person that seems to be more important than it actually is. Teenagers develop a lot of different emotions when experiencing a crush. Usually, they become somewhat shy around that person and begin to get nervous. Many people mistake the term “crush” for love or something along the lines of love....   [tags: Relationships] 502 words
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Romance - Fear Of Death Gives An Aphrodisic Like Effect - There are many ideals related to romance, including such things as love, excitement, violence, fear and commonly war. This is presented in such texts such as the ‘Trojan war’ where men are fighting for the love of a woman. In Romeo and Juliet where Romeo is excited by fear of the Capulets, or in ‘My Sweet old Etcetera’ where the soldier is thinking of his lady rather than of the ensuing battle. Thus it is evident that romance is commonly related to violence, danger, and fear of death (particularly in the young) often giving the effect of a potent aphrodisiac....   [tags: essays research papers] 1078 words
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Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands - Western world convention dictates, primarily through religious teachings, that a marriage should be comprised of one male and one female. Polygamy is legal in some countries, under Islamic law, and in some African nations. Based upon their religious and cultural foundations, the system of polygamist marriages has stood successfully for centuries in those countries. In Western culture, there have been attempts to establish polygamist groups, primarily based upon differing religious viewpoints; however, most of these have not been able to withstand the pressure applied by the religious and cultural majority....   [tags: essays research papers] 966 words
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The Sexual Response Cycle in Men and Women - The Sexual Response Cycle Men and women sexually go through a cycle. This cycle is known as the sexual response cycle. The sexual response cycle is made up of four different phases, the excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution phases. The cycle is also categorized in two ways, vasocongestion and myotonia. Vasocongestion is where swelling occurs because blood rushes to certain areas of the body such as earlobes, for women to the opening of the vaginal area, and for men around the testes, it also causes the erection of the penis....   [tags: sex, sexual dysfunction] 1174 words
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Christmas and Love in the Air - Who can argue about Christmas not being the best time of the year. Yes, Christmas triggers strong emotions which many cannot ignore. From emotion of love to the emotion of pity; Christmas never fails to bring it out. Christmas is the magic that everyone believes in. From little children who stay up in the wee night of Christmas Eve to hear Santa’s sleigh to adults whose hopes and dreams were once shattered are restored. Even though it is rather difficult to argue about Christmas, there are actually some people out there who dare to bacon the call....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 868 words
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley’s passage narrating a fertility rite conveys his reverence and awe for both the ritual and the people of the Old World. Huxley’s passionate imagery is aided by inspired diction and precise narrative pacing to evoke the excitement and sanctity of the affair. Through his voice comes realization of the ritual as genuine and crucial to a culture; this is in stark contrast to the baseless practice of the Solidarity Service held in the New World. The imagery in the passage is focused upon the participation of the people in the fertility ritual – its effect portrays a ceremony of the utmost sacredness....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 924 words
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Street Gangs of Los Angeles - Once we finished watching the documentary street gangs of Los Angeles two theories were most prevalent in my mind for why there was gang formation in that area. The first being Travis herschi’s “social bonds”. Second being Walter miller’s “focal concerns”. Social bond theory is not a crime causation theory but a pro social behavior theory that helps explain deviance. This theory identified four social bonds that promote adherence to society’s laws and values. The four bonds being: attachment, commitment, involvement, and belief....   [tags: Film Critique] 1055 words
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Importance Of Being Earnest - Love equals Excitement Mr. Algernon "I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact" (Norton 2180). Through this statement and others in The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde creates a mockery and joke of the most sacred tradition in society; marriage....   [tags: Oscar Wilde] 1086 words
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A Tale of Dunixi - Jacinda stood on the roof top, the skirt of her ball clothes flowing behind her. She heard laughter and music below her. She sighed, thinking how wonderful life was when it was as exciting as hers. She was a spy in the home of the false rulers of Dunixi. She, her sister Jamille, and her friend Rashia were all posing as loyal nobles to the Garraitzes. She loved this life. There was always excitement, far more than there was in her boring life when she lived at home. The only times that it had been really exciting then was when she was with Alasandrese and Rashia....   [tags: spies,] 2043 words
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Front Street in Lahaina - As my feet touch the pavement, I can already feel the excitement in the air. All around me people are walking around, shopping or just plain browsing. It’s the peak of tourist season on Front Street in Lahaina town and the masses of people never seem to come to an end. As far as you can look down the road all you can see are people walking, riding bikes or driving. The feel in the air is carefree, full of excitement and completely contagious. I can’t help but notice the spring that has come to my step, as I remember coming to this very place as a child, then as a teenager, now as an adult....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 869 words
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In Just E.E. Cummings - 'in Just- ' Poem Analyzation What is the a year without spring. Spring is one of the most majestic occasions of the year. It is during the spring time when plants and flowers are blooming with heavenly colors and fragrant odors. In the spring, children dash around in their yards while letting out chuckles. They play games in the flawless weather during this perfect time of year. The sun's shine is more vivid than ever now that winter has passed weeks ago. Who would not want to reminisce this spectacular moment of life....   [tags: poetry, spring, literary tools]
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Frost's Desert Places - Desert Places      In the poem Desert Places by Robert Frost, the author describes the scenery in which he came across with. It was on a winter day, and the day was turning into a night. As he went across a field, he saw that the ground was almost all covered in snow. But then he noticed a few weeds and stubble on the ground.      On the first line, Frost talks about how the night falling fast. This is referring to how fast Frost felt concerning time, which went by fast in real life. At the end of the line, Frost added two simple words which seems to add a sense of desperation, or even a sense of hopelessness, to the whole idea of time going by fast....   [tags: Robert Frost Poem Poetry essays research papers] 507 words
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Free Essay on Homer's Odyssey: Penelope and Odysseus - Homer's Odyssey: Penelope and Odysseus Homer revealed the characters' inner thoughts to add to the suspense that builds up in books 19 and 20 of The Odyssey. Some question whether Odysseus was recognized by Penelope and if this helped to build up the intensity of the story. Joseph Russo mentioned this topic in "Interview and Aftermath: Dream, Fantasy and Intuition in Odyssey 19 & 20." The lies told by Odysseus also increased the excitement of The Odyssey. Russo believed that Penelope, in her subconscious, did recognize Odysseus disguised as a beggar....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays] 529 words
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How I Learned To Ski - How I Learned To Ski I Love to snow ski, to me it is the epitome of excitement. I first tried to ski when I was only about four years old. My father, who is a tremendous skier, thought he should teach his first son just how to ski. Through practice and time I have made my father a happy teacher. I owe all my skiing knowledge to my father who has spent hour upon hour teaching me the so called "tricks of the trade". However, I have broken more than one bone learning what proves to be a very intense and serious sport and you should not take the excitment for granted....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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Modern European History - Modern European History 1. What did Paul Valery mean in saying that the mind of Europe doubted itself profoundly. Before 1914, people in Europe believed in progress, peace, prosperity, reason, and rights of individuals. During that time, people began to believe in the Enlightenment, industrial developments were just starting and scientific advances began to take place. People then really believed in progression and further developments. Unfortunately, World War I broke out. Nevertheless, the optimistic people of Europe still did not doubt the outcome and were so convinced that it was not going to have any long term effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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You Really Can't Go Back - You Really Can't Go Back As we grow older and return to the places of our childhood, we are often surprised to discover things are not as we remember. A child's memory of a place, such as a family vacation spot, will be very different from that of an adult's. Particular details like size, glamour, and level of excitement are often escalated in the eyes of a child. One place I loved as a child was Mayville Amusement Park in Mayville, New York. The day after school was out, my parents would take me, my brother, and a few of our friends to Mayville Park....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 626 words
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The American Civil War - The American Civil War emanated feelings of joy, exuberance, and glory, yet it substantiated loneliness, destruction, and death. In the antebellum South, nationalism and pride forged a new path, and society saw soldiers as heroic actors and war as their stage. While these actors played out their roles, the audience, the world, could see that their stage did not make them heroes, but war deprived them of body and soul. In Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier develops this excitement and progression to hardship in both Ada and Inman’s journeys....   [tags: American History]
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The Roaring 1920's - The Roaring 1920's Roaring can be defined as a time of prosperity, happiness and excitement. It is a positive change. The 1920s were roaring for some people in America but not for everyone. The main reasons why the 1920s was not roaring for everyone in the U.S was discrimination and prohibition. For these people the 1920's were roaring. ====================================================================== Cities in America were roaring in the 1920s. In cities there were well paid jobs therefore people who lived in cities benefited from the better paid jobs....   [tags: Papers] 1408 words
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Analyzing Top Gear - Today’s cars are sold on television and on paper. Most people live busy lives and do not have the time to inspect their top car choices in between their lunch break or when they get home; most people have a life. So when a car manufacturer impresses our motor heads with more horse-powers, environmentalists with fewer emissions, commuters with better miles per gallon, soccer moms with safer cars, and rock-stars with more speed, there is something to be said in a commercial or professional review....   [tags: Car Sales, Episode Summary]
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How Does Shakespeare Make Act 1 Scene 5 of Macbeth More Dramatic for the Audience - The play Macbeth is set in Scotland, where the Scottish are at war with the Norwegians, and the battle has just been won and the thane or Cawdor as just been found to be guilty of treason. The landscape is mountainous and dull and the weather is always cold and miserable. The supernatural is always associated with storms and lighting etc. Which were thought to invoke the forces of evil. Macbeth castle looks very drab also although Duncan referred to it as pleasant “this castle hath a pleasant seat, the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses." Macbeth’s letter to his wife tells her of what the witches foretold, in the letter Macbeth seems to be treating Lady Macbeth...   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 825 words
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Profit and Compassion: How They Affect Relationships in The Great Gatsby - Imagine walking through the crowded streets of New York, surrounded by dreamers and those willing to allocate their money at the tip of a hat; Passing cake eaters or "ladies men" driving the latest motor cars and women dressed in their finest attire. It's no wonder Scott Fitzgerald set his novel, "The Great Gatsby" in the decade that earns the title, "The Roaring Twenties." Throughout the novel, there is an evident comparison between the themes of compassion and profit. Compassion, known as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, is compared to profit, or a financial gain....   [tags: fitzgerald, jazz, american dream]
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An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge: A Manipulation of Time - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Essay An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge: Present-Past-Present Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which is a short story released in 1890, gained much popularity over the years. It is most famous for it’s manipulation of time. Though the events in the book only take seconds, the story is over eight pages long. Time seems to slow for the man in the noose and at the same time speed up for the reader. In this way, Bierce presents his manipulation of time in the story....   [tags: Literature Review] 698 words
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Thematic Elements in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - “All are born with extremely good and evil hungry desires. The question lies; in which of the two, do they take pleasure in starving the most?” –Enrique Vega. This quote asks a question that we don’t really think about. We never grow up and say that we want to be evil or good. It all happens from experience and choice. In Lord of the Flies many extreme events, like kill one another for thrill, happen causing the boys to choose between having an evil or good identity. Identity is one of the main themes in Lord of the flies by William Golding because it shows us the struggle of choosing to be a moral, honest good person or a dishonest, violent evil person through external conflicts, internal...   [tags: symbolism, piggy]
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Comparing “The Daffodils” and “Miracle on St. David's Day” - “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth is a very well known poem which was written in 1803. It is written with a traditional style and has a flowing rhyme scheme which makes the poem flow well with a nice rhythm when red aloud. The writer describes in first person narrative the beauty and joy of nature as he is wandering beside a shoreline in the lake district. “Miracle on St David's Day” by Gillian Clarke is inspired by “The Daffodils” and was written around 1980, it contrasts the “The Daffodils” in style because it is deliberately made to flow unsteadily and confuse the reader which reflects the nature of the mental patients Gillian Clarke is describing....   [tags: Poetry] 2278 words
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The Churches Need to Reach Out To Young People - We live in a society today that paints a very negative image of the youth of our nation, this is in part as an imagined truth and one that the media seeks to embellish but it is also, as with any stereotype, based on truth in a lot of areas. One only has to look as the national statistics online database1 to realise that figures - such as the consumption of alcohol is at its highest in young people since 1990 - are common place. These figures are the first things that the majority of the countries population see when they look at young people today....   [tags: Religion]
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Gambling in Intercollegiate Athletics: The Perception, Reality, and Consequences - Gambling can be found in places such as casinos, local stores, and online. Over the years, gambling has found more homes. College campuses and college sports are among the various places in which gambling is taking place. College students and more specifically student-athletes are engaging in gambling for various reasons. According to (Huang, Jacobs, Derevensky, Gupta, & Paskus, 2007)“the top 3 reported reasons for student- athlete gambling were “for fun” (75.6%), “to win money” (53%), and “for excitement (52.1%).” College students are participating in all types of gambling most of them being legal....   [tags: Athletics ]
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Factors That Influence Customer Satisfaction With Hedonic Services - 1.0 Introduction This report aims to explore all the research literature available on the topic ‘factors that influence customer satisfaction with hedonic services’. Customer satisfaction is a very important concept because it leads to repeat patronage, positive word of mouth and ultimately increased profits for the business. It is therefore of much benefit to understand the factors which influence customers satisfaction to allow businesses to better serve their customers. This report begins by defining hedonic services and customer satisfaction according to the relevant literature....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Violent Games Do Not Cause Teens' Behavioral Problems - ... Scientists decided to stop the game and let the students leave. When information on students was examined, three emotions kept popping up: excitement, frustration, and disappointment. Scientists said that students have only shown these emotions in response to the cause (Brandon 2013). For example, when a student received the controller, he became excited to play. The same emotion would present itself when he was winning. Now, when a student begins to play the game and he knows that he is about to lose, he becomes frustrated because he is putting all his effort into winning this game....   [tags: psychology, social phobia]
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Emile Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life - The crux of Emile Durkheim’s The Elementary Forms of Religious Life lies in the concept of collective effervescence, or the feelings of mutually shared emotions. Through a hermeneutical approach, Durkheim investigates the reflexiveness of social organization, the balance between form and content, and the immense cooperation in collective representations. In his work, society is the framework of humanity and gives it meaning, whereas religion acts as the tool to explain it. Since society existed prior to the individual, the collective mind must be understood before the concept of the individual can be grasped....   [tags: emotions, society, individualism]
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