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The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular to youngsters....   [tags: Extreme Sports] 1262 words
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Articles on the Topic of Extreme Drought in Africa - My topic is the extreme cases of droughts that are occurring throughout Africa. Drought is a local or regional lack of precipitation such that ability to raise crops and feed animals is seriously impaired. Our Environmental Science textbook covers this topic in chapters 9 and 20. Environmental Science is the branch of science concerned with environmental issues. My topic relates to environmental science because in developing countries such as Africa, food, water, clothing, medicine, and many other essential needs for life is extremely limited and situations such as droughts make it even harder for people to live and go through life....   [tags: Extreme Drought, Africa, Environmental Science, En] 970 words
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Extreme Euphemisms - ... What occurred in the concentration camps such as Auschwitz was genocide. On the contrary, there was no order given to exterminate an entire race and culture and have six million individuals murdered at Abu Ghraib. Sontag knows that her readers would never usually think to compare themselves to Nazis. However, she does so with the intent of heightening the reader’s emotions; causing the reader to feel discomfort and possibly insulted and angry at the botched parallelism to Nazis. Sontag knows she is making a bold and extreme comparison which most readers would only be able to meet with and agree to less than halfway; however, she makes her point anyway aware that the reader will continue to think of the comparison....   [tags: Language] 1514 words
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Extreme Measure Comes With Extreme Percaution - ... A similar event happened with my brother last summer when he was returning to California after coming home for my high school graduation. Every year, my brother Wesley flies in from San Diego to visit and never checks any bags; instead, he chooses to travel with only a carry-on and backpack. Once he arrived at the airport to head home, he realized the departure time had changed. He quickly checked in and rushed to security where he took everything out of his bags in order to speed up the process....   [tags: National Security]
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Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Works Cited Missing “Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s” (Petrecca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called “extreme sports”. What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme. Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becoming mainstream so there is no other classification other than extreme sports....   [tags: Skydiving Snowboarding Sporting Essays] 939 words
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Extreme Rationalism - Extreme Rationalism Rationalism is the idea that we can gain knowledge through the processes of mind alone. Empiricism is the idea that we can only gain knowledge through the senses. Empiricism has been adopted by the Western world because it is the foundation of the scientific approach to life that we use. Various popular sayings such as 'seeing is believing' and 'I heard it with my own ears', show that we accept the use of the senses without question....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Extreme Roles - Extreme Roles In every country, city, town and neighborhood in the world, there are stereotypes. We all live in a classified area where you can be regarded as rich, poor or middle class. Within those three types there becomes sub-categories, where ethnicity , gender and sexuality also become a part of the environment. The list goes on and on. In David H. Hwang’s M. Butterfly, the roles of men and women in the Eastern and Western society are extremely limited in that men and women are both expected to act there part....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology - Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology Many people in America work at jobs where they are separated from Nature and other people, sectioned off in cublicles, plugged into a machine, doing work which neither challenges their intellect nor is fulfilling personally. As a result, a separation forms not only between others and from Nature itself, but from themselves, and their purpose in life. A feeling develops that are not living life to the fullest. Much of our interaction these days is "virtual interaction", taking place between us and a screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1911 words
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Going to Extreme Lengths in "The Crucible" - Have you ever been overwhelmingly passionate about something that you would do anything it took to accomplish it. Sometimes people go to extreme lengths to get what they want. The Crucible is a play that shows us that trait. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams does just that. Abigail William's desire for John Proctor creates her dishonest and manipulative actions that affect the whole village. Abigail loves John Proctor even though he is already married and has a strong desire for him....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller, ]
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Extreme Political Polarization - Extreme Political Polarization The political climate today is increasingly becoming more turbulent as Republicans and Democrats volley for superiority in Washington. The two parties are becoming more polarized by the hour, and this is affecting the ability of the government to move forward and pass legislation and continue to improve America. The Senate is in a state of gridlock on some of the most important issues to the people of the United States to date, and yet the senators which the people elected are instead caught up in fighting the people on the other side of the aisle....   [tags: Politics] 1033 words
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Two Extreme Views on Gun Control - Take away all registered guns in America and abolish the second amendment and now America is the least violent country in the world. That’s the opposite of what my family NRA (National Rifle Association) card holding friend would say he simply disagrees. (Babcock) “You would leave the general American public defenseless against all the criminals that would still possess firearms.” (Babcock). It’s an obvious problem facing the American society today. “America is the most violent nation in the Western World” (Strahinich 23)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Extreme Frugality: An American Co-culture - ... Proverbs enable a culture to pass on wisdom in manageable bites. Frugal sayings permeate the English language, but few outside the frugal community appreciate their true meaning. “Waste not, want not,” “The best way to double your money is to fold it in half and stick it in your pocket,” “A penny saved is a penny earned,” “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without,” and “Save for a rainy day,” are some of the most recognizable, and pithy, proverbs on this subject. They contain a great deal of wisdom and stress the value of not only saving money, but also being satisfied with ones’ circumstances....   [tags: Finance]
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The Extreme Right in Britain - The Extreme Right in Britain Introduction Perhaps, one of the highly debated issues in the electoral procedures of different European nations is about the extreme right. Based on the premise that the nation is the primary unit of social and political organization, extremist nationalism has been revived since the demise of communism. Unlike civic nationalism, which stresses equality and solidarity, the exaggerated, chauvinistic, and aggressive nationalism of the extreme right upholds the significance of the nation and national identity against any other value....   [tags: Political Politics]
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Extreme Depictions of Feminism - Extreme Depictions of Feminism in John Irving's The World According to Garp and Catherine MacKinnon's Sexuality In the classroom, in popular culture and in suburbia, to call someone or something 'extreme' is enough to completely eliminate his, her or its credibility. 'Extreme' has become a derogatory comment. In this paper, I will be dealing with two extreme depictions of feminism; one from John Irving's novel The World According to Garp and the other Catherine MacKinnon's essay "Sexuality." It is important to keep in mind that some have argued that the extreme views of any movement for social change are important because they push boundaries and make other voices of the movement sound more reasonable (thus gaining more support)....   [tags: John Irving World According to Garp]
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Extreme Roles of Women in Sports - Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent. The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite war, but it might as well be war without causalities....   [tags: Females Athletics Gender Papers] 1122 words
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Abortion in Extreme Circumstances Only - Abortion Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of survival. This issue has created moral and social concern since the beginning of time. Individuals as well as the church, which is very influential on some people, have had to take a stand on either side of this controversial issue. There are many different views being taken on abortion making the decision of right or wrong that much more difficult to make. The act of aborting a fetus deals with a very complex definition of what a human life is....   [tags: Papers Pregnancy] 1349 words
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Extreme Passion Illustrated in Peter Shaffer's Play, Equus - One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." But Emily Dickenson wrote Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Novelists and playwrights have often seen madness with a "discerning Eye." Select a novel or play in which a character's apparent madness or irrational behavior plays an important role. Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain what this delusion or eccentric behavior consists of and how it might be judged reasonable....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 724 words
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Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer: Extreme Characters - Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer – Extreme Characters The Adventures of Huckleberry, Finn by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal run-away slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the expense of other people. Towards the end of his journey he is reunited with his old and close friend Tom Sawyer. The two once were very similar but now have many differences which are quite obvious....   [tags: Literary Characters] 692 words
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Extreme Gambling Habits: Addiction or Just an Obsession - Gambling in the United States seems to be as American as apple pie. Going to the convenience store to pick up your weekly lottery ticket, then day dreaming about what you would do if you won. I have actually divided out how much I would give to each family member, how many houses I would buy and trips I would take. Once a year I take my wife to the casino for her birthday and we take a couple hundred dollars and spend all night at the roulette table, then end the night at the slot machine. It can be an expensive, however rewarding night out....   [tags: Psychology ]
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A Woman’s Place: The Catastrophe of Sexism Taken to the Extreme - ... Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860, she was raised by a single mother and grew up to be an artist and art teacher. She married in 1884 and had a daughter the following year. However, after her pregnancy she sank into a deep postpartum depression and was sent to a sanitarium for women. There, the prescribed treatment of rest and isolation nearly drove her insane and after a month there she fled. Gilman went to California where she became a feminist lecturer and writer. Eventually she married again, but this did nothing to curb her feminist spirit ....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) - The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]
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Voltaire's Candide Exposes Extreme Optimism - Philosophy of Extreme Optimism in Candide It is often said that a person's life is shaped when he or she is a child. This is very much so with Candide - Pangloss was his tutor in "metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology" (Voltaire 18) since Candide was a child, and instilled into Candide's mind his philosophy of extreme optimism. Pangloss belief that "all is for the best in this world" (24) somewhat stays with Candide throughout his travels and is more of a burden to him than anything else....   [tags: Candide essays]
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Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home - Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home This Maxim climbing gear ad is an example of using both aggressive language and images to promote climbing as an extreme sport. North Face uses this image in their web page. If you wear North Face gear, you too can take your ice axes and back-counrty skis into the Tibetan wilderness. Adidas uses this image in their trail running ads. The caption in the image reads "Runners. Yeah, We're Different." It invites people to relate to some of the more intimate details of a separate subculture....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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Extreme and Moderate Characters in Moliére’s Tartuffe - Extreme and Moderate Characters in Tartuffe In Moliére’s Tartuffe (Moiré 1664), the reader is able to see a great contrast of Extreme and Moderate characters. Extreme characters being those who are seen as over the top, or very passionate people, and the moderate characters having a more calm and subtle approach to ideas. The extreme characters in this case would be Madam Pernelle, Orgon, Tartuffe, and Dorine. The moderate characters are seen as Cleante and Elmire. One of the characters that obviously fall into the extreme character category would be that of Madam Pernelle....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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The Need For Extreme Criminal Justice Reform In California - THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA ORIENTATION FACTORS: I. Basic Introduction and description - Introduce basic sides of Criminal Law and Elaborate II. General History and Development - Discuss the history and modifications of Reform Laws in California III. Main Problems and Concern Stimulants - Point out real life statistics and point out incidents IV. Conclusion - Point out the need for an extreme reform and what can be done SENTENCE OUTLINE I. An analysis of Department of Corrections data by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco, CA, in Nov, 1995 indicates that since the enactment of California's "Three Strikes" law two years ago, 192 have "struck out" for marijuana possession, compared to 40 for murder, 25 for rape, and 24 for kidnapping....   [tags: essays research papers] 2776 words
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Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates - Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates First of all we need to understand what ectothermic and endothermic animals are. Animals differ in their abilities to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation). We sometimes use the terms "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded." Most reptiles feel cold to the touch, while mammals and birds often feel warm. Somewhat more precise descriptions can be made by using the terms poikilothermic and homoiothermic. The body temperature of poikllotherms is relatively variable, while that of homeotherms is relatively constant....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice - Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice      Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters in Shakespearean tragedy have the power to affect us because they tap what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious , the "omnipresent, unchanging, and everywhere identical condition or substratum of the psyche per se" (14)....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451      Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short period in the life of the protagonist, Guy Montag....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury] 719 words
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Extreme Apathy in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation - Extreme Apathy in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation Many authors go to great lengths to explore the limits of human experience, testing realms beyond the imagination. Anything from physical boundaries to social boundaries are broken and thus redefined; Kafka explores the life of a man turned into a bug, Nabokov examines the life of a man ruled by a sexual desire that is taboo. With so much effort focused on the extremes of life, one work, a play by John Guare entitled Six Degrees of Separation, stands out....   [tags: Guare Six Degrees Separation Essays]
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Exploring Whether Nazi Measures Towards Jews Became More Extreme With Time - Exploring Whether Nazi Measures Towards Jews Became More Extreme With Time From the initial stages of Nazi Germany, and even years before, Hitler made his hostility towards people of the Jewish faith apparent. While in prison, Hitler wrote his autobiography, ‘Mien Kampf’ written in 1924-26, he openly blamed the Jews for the German defeat of the War and all other troubles within Germany. As a result of these feeling, when Hitler came to power in 1933 many laws and actions were taken in hope to eradicate Jews from Germany....   [tags: Papers] 1174 words
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Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Belief in primacy of the individual, freedom (negative freedom), democracy, free-market. It can be argued that INDIVIDUALIST anarchism is classical liberalism to its logical extreme. Individualist Anarchism: - FREE market. - Highly individualistic. - Optimistic view of human nature - Stateless society. - Emphasis on freedom and civil liberties (as well as emphasis on equality) Comparison between individualist anarchism and liberalism: View on Human nature/individual: - Both believe in the primacy of the individual – highly atomistic (atomism and Stirner-egoism) Egoism implies that the individual is at the centre of the moral universe with everything revolving around them....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta - Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta Many people throughout the world have a hard time understanding what it means to be a Rasta. For some their troubles in understanding Rasta’s come because they look as Rastafari as only a religion. When one does this they run into many problems. This is because Rastafari is much more than a religion. It is a way of life, a social movement, as well as a mind set. Another reason why western people have a hard time understanding Rastafari is because the movement lacks the structure that the western world is use to....   [tags: essays papers]
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Extreme Isolation: Home Schooling - Most people believe a person is born with a personality that is passed on to them through their family’s gene pool. But no one is really born with a concept of themselves. Personality, love, freedom, justice, morals, and reality are all products of social interaction; so basically humans are the social creation of society and a person’s personally is developed through socialization, This is the reason out of the home-schooling is so important and is such an essential need for people’s lives. Just ask Horace Mann because he codified the myth of empowerment through education....   [tags: Home Schooling, isolation, Horace Mann,] 671 words
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The Extreme Cruelty of the Middle Passage - There is no other experience in history where innocent African Americans encountered such a brutal torment. This infamous ordeal is called the Middle Passage or the “middle leg” of the Triangular Trade, which was the forceful voyage of African Americans from Africa to the New World. The Africans were taken from their homeland, boarded onto the dreadful ships, and scattered into the New World as slaves. 10- 16 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic during the 1500’s to the 1900’s and 10- 15 percent of them died during the voyage....   [tags: slavery]
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Cancer From One Extreme to Another - ... They just know that sickness happens and depending upon their age, they will question and adapt accordingly: Indeed, children, especially young children, do not understand details about tumor markers, surgical options, etc. They are, however, focused on the basic questions of whether the treatment will succeed, whether their needs will be met and by whom, whether the treatment will change their parents emotionally and physically, and how the structure of life will change (Baider, Cooper, and Kaplan 240)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Genocide in Rwanda: Extreme Denial of Human Rights - Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali once said, "We were not realizing that with just a machete, you can do a genocide." To be candid, nobody anticipated the Rwandan Genocide that occurred in 1994. The genocide in Rwanda was an infamous blood-red blur in modern history where almost a million innocent people were murdered in cold blood. Members of the Tutsi tribe were systematically hacked or beaten to death by members of the Interahamwe, a militia made up of Hutu tribe members. In just 100 days, from April 6, 1994 to mid-July, 20% of Rwanda's population was killed; about 10,000 people a day....   [tags: war, african studies, rwandan genocide]
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Dimensions Through Physics: An Extreme Approach - As stated by the relativity laws we are able to understand the relative motion of matter at higher velocities and the phenomena of length contraction and time dilation. We have arguments stating these irregular behavior at incredible speeds. The theories put forward by many scientists just satisfy the particular need but it fails at some place and a new theory was laid to make up the gap. Do you know the real thing. Our ancestors have made the background of Physics. It is really hard to imagine if they have made a little blunder that can collapse the entire World's scientific situation....   [tags: Physics] 1284 words
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Skydiving - Why do we skydive.      Skydiving has been around since ancient Chinese times as a form of aerial stunts. Leonardo da Vinci and the Chinese are both credited for creating the parachute, but it was really in the 18th century when France both created it and used it by basically throwing themselves out of planes. Little did anyone know that skydiving would be one of the craziest sports today. Jumping out of a plane two and a half miles up into the sky would not be someone’s idea of a normal day. As bad as two and a half miles up in the sky is, try doing it traveling at a rate of one-hundred and sixty miles per hour with just a parachute to save you....   [tags: Extreme Sports Skydive essays research papers] 902 words
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Beliefs Taken to the Extremes - Beliefs Taken to the Extremes          Belief is a fundamental human trait. Belief in many things is what helps humans continue living their lives. Religious beliefs are one of the strongest forces of human emotion and often times those emotions can create dangerous situations. When people's religious beliefs are taken to extreme levels innocent people can be hurt. All throughout history there have been examples of just such incidents occurring. From the Inquisition, to suicide bombers in Israel, to the fighting in Ireland, to the recent events at the World Trade Center religious beliefs taken to extremes have been seen....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok - Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok In My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok writes about a young boy in a Landover Hasidic community in Brooklyn who is an excellent artist. Asher travels through childhood hanging onto his art, but when his art interferes with his religious studies, Asher's two worlds of art and Torah collide. Potok deliberately chooses the extreme icons and symbols of secular life, such as the world of art, on the one hand, and of Judaism, Hasidim, and the Rebbe, on the other hand, to intensify the contrast between them, because he wants to mold the characters into visions he has, and to show how different the two worlds are and how they conflict and interact....   [tags: Potok Asher Lev] 1138 words
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The Boy Next Door and the Psycho Killer: Producing Society’s Extremes - The Boy Next Door and the Psycho Killer: Producing Society’s Extremes Two boys walk down the corridor of a friendly, residential, public high school. As they approach, the crowd slowly parts as its bystanders just stare at the boys. The boys walk with a certain aire about them, as their trench coats swing from side to side and their gloomy faces meet the eyes of the rest of the students. They are pointed at and called names such as fag or freak-- for they are members of the infamous trench coat mafia....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3429 words
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Feminism Taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny - Feminism taken to Extremes in A Streetcar Named Misogyny                As women's studies programs have proliferated throughout American universities, feminist "re-readings" of certain classic authors have provided us with the most nonsensical interpretations of these authors' texts. A case in point is that of Kathleen Margaret Lant's interpretation of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in her essay entitled "A Streetcar Named Misogyny." Throughout the essay, she continually misreads Williams' intention, which of course causes her to misunderstand the play itself....   [tags: Streetcar Named Misogyny Essays]
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Microfinance and MicroFranchises: A Solution to Poverty - ... This, however, can be a daunting task if the government is riddled with corruption or benefits from the disenfranchisement of certain segments of the population. Goals must clearly be established to reward governments who work to uphold human rights and denied to those who do not. For example, if a government wishes to qualify for assistance or debt forgiveness they should be expected to meet certain human rights achievements. As rates of health and education increase, so too do the rates of financial assistance or debt forgiveness....   [tags: poverty essay] 1123 words
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Global Warming is a Reality That Must be Taken Seriously - Global Warming is a rising epidemic that is one of high controversy. The growing concern that Global Warming is going to thermally destroy the earth is causing concentrated precautions to take place. With worry mounting in the lives of the human race, it is intensifying the idea that things must be done to stop the depletion of the ozone layer. There are several problems around the earth that prove the occurrence of Global Warming. It is very real. The world could end at any given time in the next century, due to foreseen occurrences such as, rising in sea level, extreme climate changes, and the unexplainable spreading of tropical diseases....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay] 509 words
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Globalization: The European Union is a Flawed Model - ... When a policy decision might only advance the extreme nationalist’s nation only slightly, even though it may cause extreme suffering in another part of the world, the extreme nationalist supports it as national interests come first. The extreme cosmopolitan feels that when there is a conflict between national and human needs the needs of humanity come first. This person feels that “patriotism is not a virtue and loyalty to one’s country is valuable only insofar as it promotes the interests of humanity” (Audi, 2009, p....   [tags: Political Policy]
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Edward Albee: Uniting the Realistic Storyline With the Absurd - Edward Albee's reputation as uniting the absurd storyline with the realistic storyline is beautifully portrayed in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and The Zoo Story. In both of these plays, the preceding quote could have provided story-changing advice for two characters who did not know how to live life outside of their expectations. In Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Nick was a drop of reality poured into an absurd world. Likewise, in The Zoo Story, Peter was that same drop and similar to Nick, had no idea what he was about to experience....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 709 words
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Reality Television Today - X Games In today’s society “reality television” and competitions that involve high risk behavior are extremely popular. In particular, the X Games are a great example of an extreme competition that attracts viewers from every age, race, and sex. Its popularity can be directly contributed to the fact that it involves high risk behavior, and competition. Two things that no warm blooded individual can resist. As sports around the globe become increasingly intense, there is always that drive for something more extreme....   [tags: TV Media]
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