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Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette - Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette Eliza Wharton has sinned. She has also seduced, deceived, loved, and been had. With The Coquette Hannah Webster Foster uses Eliza as an allegory, the archetype of a woman gone wrong. To a twentieth century reader Eliza's fate seems over-dramatized, pathetic, perhaps even silly. She loved a man but circumstance dissuaded their marriage and forced them to establish a guilt-laden, whirlwind of a tryst that destroyed both of their lives. A twentieth century reader may have championed Sanford's divorce, she may have championed the affair, she may have championed Eliza's acceptance of Boyer's proposal....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster The Coquette]
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Youth in Foster Care Populations At Risk - A population-at-risk I have chosen was the youth aging-out of foster care. By calling it "age-out" I’m referring to it as occurring both before and after leaving foster care. Nationally, there are 20,000 youth in foster care who are at the aging out of foster care. Generally, these children has been abused or neglected. There are those who feel as if foster care can have some type of impact on this particular lifestyle for these youth adults aging out of this care. Some feel that there may be some foster care homes that may possibly not help the child deal with their situation for leaving their family homes....   [tags: Foster Children]
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David Foster Wallace in Doubletakes - David Foster Wallace in Doubletakes The one author whose style I could appreciate most and who I could connect with best in “Doubletakes” was David Foster Wallace. His ability to capture one moment that most people would normally take for granted and to freeze this moment like it is occurring in slow motion, taking into account all five human senses (touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing), color imagery, similes, metaphors and all of his unique description of the scenes surrounding the actions of the main character really make him stand out in my mind....   [tags: David foster Wallace Doubletakes Essays] 660 words
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Poor Educational Achievement and Opportunities for Foster Youth - ... When this population of abused children leave the child welfare system, they are on their own. Most foster children, because of their abuse and histories of neglect, seldom reunite with their families or find alternative permanent homes. According to the John Burton Foundation, difficulties facing youths who leave or retire from the foster-care system are: “Lack of stable or affordable housing leading to homelessness - Lack of employment opportunities - Lack of medical care / coverage - Mental health problems - Early or unplanned pregnancies” (JBF)....   [tags: foster kids, foster care, Education]
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Importance of a Family: Foster Kids Need Support Too - ... Family does not necessarily mean the parents have all the responsibilities but it expects love and respect from children as well. If a child decides to disrespect his/her parents and treat them as a money provider, his/her parents might start doubting their own abilities and the love between the two resulting in paths to separation. Without a family, there is no happiness and life without happiness is not worth living (Brooke Beck). Foster family can be different. According to Dictionary.com, The word ‘foster’ means to promote the growth or development of something....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Care] 2667 words
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Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster - Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster In Amy Foster, Joseph Conrad has written a great story that shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on The Mythology of Love. The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see the differences between him and the English people as the others of Brenzett do. However, later in the story, compassion turns to passion....   [tags: Amy Foster Essays] 1003 words
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Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette - Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette                       Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette, published in 1797, has long been regarded as a sentimental novel with little literary quality. Though The Coquette was a best seller at publication and remained in print for most of the 19th century, critics gave it little attention other than to ridicule the novel. Not until 1978 with the publishing of Walter Wenska’s The Coquette and the American Dream of Freedom did Foster’s book receive critical attention and praise....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster Croquette Essays]
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Former Foster Youth: Are These Kids at a Disadvantage with regard to Getting a College Education? - ... Foster youth experience frequent placement changes which lead to disruptions in their ties with their communities, families and other significant people. More importantly, foster youth are able to develop social networks after emancipation from foster care despite the inconsistent support of families. A study from Merdinger et al. (2005) reported that 75.7 percent of their sample had someone to borrow $200 dollars from, 47 percent had a family member, and 87 percent had someone to ask for help or advice....   [tags: education, foster kids, college]
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Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier - Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier The concept of male estrangement in an alien environment is portrayed in both Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster, as well as in Rebecca West’s book, The Return of the Soldier. First, there are adverse reactions to the male protagonists’ placement in their environments. The reactions vary between the protagonists and the people they come into contact with. Second, there are similarities and differences between the way the two authors chose to explore the situations presented....   [tags: West Soldier Conrad foster seclusion Essays] 2160 words
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Foster Care - Foster Care INTRODUCTION      An ideal environment for the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children does not always exist in today’s society. Family units that have become separated due to family or behavior problems often contribute to delays in these areas. In order to promote continuity in the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children who have been victims of family disruption, children are often removed from the home and placed in foster care. Placement in the foster care system affects children in a unique, individual fashion....   [tags: non-parental custodians]
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Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons, the author of the novel Ellen Foster, believes that a quote from the Emerson’s “Self Reliance” is connected with Ellen’s struggle to survive and find her way in the world. The first line of this quote says, “Cast the bantling on the rocks” is related to Ellen herself. A bantling is an abandoned child. Ellen is a bantling even though she was not abandoned, she was deprived of a normal childhood. Her life as a child was extremely hard, physically and emotionally. She never had a mother or father take care of her through her entire youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 379 words
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Ellen Foster - ... The first dialogue with the magician takes place at Ellen’s mother’s funeral (Gibbons 20). Just as they are lowering her mother into the ground, Ellen makes contact with the magician. She asks him if she has to watch the ceremony, and if her mother is still in the casket. The magician replies “It is all done with the lights” (Gibbons 22). This means that it is a trick, and that her mother isn’t in the casket anymore. She feels as if she needs to hear this, to silence her wrongfully placed guilt....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1285 words
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Ellen Foster - At the age of ten, most children are dependent on their parents for everything in their lives needing a great deal of attention and care. However, Ellen, the main character and protagonist of the novel Ellen Foster, exemplifies a substantial amount of independence and mature, rational thought as a ten-year-old girl. The recent death of her mother sends her on a quest for the ideal family, or anywhere her father, who had shown apathy to both she and her fragile mother, was not. Kaye Gibbons’ use of simple diction, unmarked dialogue, and a unique story structure in her first novel, Ellen Foster, allows the reader to explore the emotions and thoughts of this heroic, ten-year-old girl modeled after Gibbons’ own experiences as a young girl....   [tags: essays research papers] 748 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster Ellen Foster is the compelling story of a young girl who is thrust into reality at a very early age. Written by Kaye Gibbons, the novel is a documentary of the saga of growing up. It is a recurring theme, growing up, depicted through many events over the course of this girl^s childhood. This growing up theme is evident through the experiences she has, as well as the many hardships she faces. Ellen^s awkward situation of two dead parents forces her to lose her innocence at a young age, and mature much faster than any other person her age....   [tags: essays papers] 788 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." [P.1], says eleven-year-old Ellen. Thus the young narrator begins her life-story, in the process painting an extraordinary self-portrait. “Ellen Foster” is a powerful story of a young girl growing up in a burdensome world. As one reads this work presented by Kaye Gibbons, a chill runs down their back. Ellen, the main character is faced with a hard life dealing with endless losses, with the deaths of both her parents and her grandmother being included....   [tags: Essays Papers] 662 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster The majority of families were once considered perfect. The father went to work everyday, while the mother stayed at home and cared for her two children, “Henry” and “Sue”. The children never fought and the parents were involved in all the community events. Our society has grown to accept that there is no such thing as a perfect family. Eleven-year-old Ellen from the book Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons, grows up in a household where her father is an abusive alcoholic and her mother is too sick to complete everyday tasks....   [tags: essays papers] 1450 words
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Foster Care - ... The adjudication hearing typically occurs within 60 days following the removal of a child from the home, however, some jurisdictions set shorter time limits and some jurisdictions may take longer because of events such as newly discovered evidence or unavoidable delays in contacting parents (NCJFCJ, 1995). Disposition While the goal of the adjudication hearing is to decide whether the facts support the allegations of abuse and/or neglect, the disposition hearing is to decide how the state should proceed, including placement options for the child, concurrent permanency plan development, needed services for the child and parents, visitation/family time scheduling and supervision, among other things (NCJFCJ, 1995)....   [tags: Social Issues, Adoption and Safe Family Acta] 2114 words
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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster - Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster Racism cruelly and completely corrupts the heart, body and intelligence not only of the oppressed, but it dehumanizes and brutalizes even the oppressors. In the autobiographical diaries, Black Like Me, written by John Howard Griffin, and A Place Called Heaven, written by Cecil Foster, both main characters alter their lifestyles, one in America, one in Canada, only to suffer raw hate, violence, crudity and inhumanity from white racists....   [tags: Black Like Griffin Heaven Foster Essays] 2163 words
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The Truth behind The Foster System - ... “Since the permanency roundtables started, 175 foster children now have permanent families; 69 were reunited with parents; 38 are in custody of relatives; 36 were adopted; 32 now have legal guardians who are not relatives, according to Blanco” (Chavers 24). Both of these programs have made a big change in the foster care system and are still at it today. Along with Georgia and Los Angeles County, Charlotte, North Carolina is another place that is helping foster children in the system. Charlotte is not necessarily helping foster children find a home, but providing them with education and a temporary living environment....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Foster - Twentieth Century Hero - Samuel Selvon's second novel "An Island Is a World" (1955) introduces the readers to the middle-class protagonist, Foster. As the narrative unfolds, Foster is exposed as an introspective cogitating protagonist whose actions do not positively correlate with his thought processes. He can be seen as, "a character whose attractiveness or interest consists of the inability to perform deeds of bravery, courage or generosity." Consequently, it can be said that Foster possesses traits of the common unheroic working-class protagonist present in twentieth century literature....   [tags: World Literature] 2790 words
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Is Foster Care Really Better? - ... The most common reason is abuse but it is not always the reason for a child’s placement into foster care. Several factors play a role, such as, abandonment, death of a parent or guardian, incarceration, and physical or emotional illness (American, 2005). Over the past ten years, there has been a decrease in the number of foster parents, who are non-relative, available to care for children. The main purpose of foster care is to reunify children with their families or find other permanent living arrangements when children cannot safely return home (Ohio, 2008)....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Ellen Foster Book Report - Author Biography Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Growing up she loved to write. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1978 and went on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While in college she wrote her first book, Ellen Foster, it was a huge success. Ellen Foster won the Sue Kaufinan Award for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and many other awards. Also, it has recently been translated into many languages and gained recognition worldwide....   [tags: essays research papers] 2136 words
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Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons - This book is about a girl name Ellen Foster who is ten years old. Her mother committed suicide by over dosing on her medication. When Ellen tried to go look for help for her mother her father stopped her. He told them that if she looked for helped he would kill them both. After her mother died she was left under her fathers custody. Her father was a drunk. He would physically and mentally abuse her. Ellen was forced to pay bills, go grocery shopping, cook for herself, and do everything else for herself....   [tags: Book Review] 936 words
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A Foster Girl Who Blossomed - ... I asked the case worker if there was any way I could help her and found out that because I had a working relationship with her for over a year I qualified to be her next of kin. Within three days my husband and I went through a home background check and training to become her foster parents. We were able to pick her up in that next week in March of 2006 from the shelter. I think she was shocked and relieved to see me. I got the biggest hug from her that I have ever had before. She was safely home with us; she had her own clean room with a new bed to sleep on....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1147 words
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Does The Internet Foster Isola - One of the most talked, known and controversial issues today is the Internet. Internet is a large network made up of a number of smaller networks. Almost every computer in an educational facility and in home and small office use is connected to some type of a network. People spent a lot of time on the Internet, which may make them seem isolated. However, the Internet does not foster isolation, because it may be used for many different things like communication, education, problem solving and etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 988 words
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The Foster Care Sytem - The Foster Care Sytem I. Introduction It is a clear summer night and you are out with your friends at a park enjoying the cool evening breeze. Everyone is having a good time when all of a sudden you hear screaming coming out from the woods. When you go to investigate what the screaming is all about, you witness a woman being held down on the ground by two guys while a third guy is sexually assaulting her. Never witnessing such an atrocious event in your life, you all panic and run away. A week later you come to find out that this woman was not only raped, but murdered as well....   [tags: Papers] 2407 words
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Foster School of Business - ... When I was growing up, it was hard to tell what Uzbek culture was. Though it had a long history, the decades under the Soviet regime had a very significant impact on it. In addition, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the vacuum created by the absence of the Soviet propaganda was filled by various mixes of ideologies such as radicalism, religious extremism, socialism, and nationalism. Hence, the country needed time to trace back to its cultural roots and heritage. Despite these developments and challenges, there are many beliefs and values that Uzbek people have held dear....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1214 words
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The Truth behind the Foster Care System - ... The state of Oregon in one of the select states that had a case that took the issue of not paying attention to files into effect. According to Gene Evans, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon had approximately 14,000 foster children had been neglected or abused while in care in 2008. (par 38). A 13-year-old girl, one of the 14,000 foster children, was being sexually abused by her foster father and the foster system failed to recognize the signs of abuse (par. 33-34)....   [tags: Social Services]
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College Attending Former Foster Youth - ... & Payea, K. (2004). Education pays: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society (Report No. 040341318). Retrieved from http://www. collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/press/cost04/ Education Pays2004.pdf. Blome, W. (1997). What happens to foster kids: Educational experiences of a random sample of foster care youth and a matched group of non-foster care youth. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 14, 41-53. California State University, Long Beach. (2005). CSULB freshmen 2005: Degree aspirations....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 - Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 Before this bill was signed into law the Federal Government provided about $70 million per year to conduct programs for adolescents leaving foster care that are designed to help them establish independent living. Research and numerous reports from States conducting these programs indicate that adolescents leaving foster care do not fare well. As compared with other adolescents and young adults their age, they are more likely to quit school, to be unemployed, to be on welfare, to have mental health problems, to be parents outside marriage, to be arrested, to be homeless, and to be the victims of violence and other crimes (Cook, 1991)....   [tags: Papers] 3124 words
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Strengthening The Foster Care and Adoption System - Many potential adopted parents have experienced heartbreak, anguish and other problems that can be associated with adoption. There is an imbalance in the Nations foster care system and the system needs to be strengthening and the quality of services improved. Despite attempts in the foster care system agencies under the guidelines of the “Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997” (ASFA) to locate suitable homes and families for foster children, many remain in foster care. “Too often, Child Welfare policy and the agencies responsible for it – offices that respond to child abuse and neglect, oversee foster care placements, and seek to reunite children with their parents to find adoptive families- are out of sight and out of mind except for fleeting moments of tragedy, such as a child’s death”....   [tags: Social Work]
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Comparing Characters of Ellen Foster and Into the Wild - Comparing Characters of Ellen Foster and Into the Wild The raging cold screams against his back at night. Her father's drunken jeers make her shiver as she cowers in the corner of her room. Both have natural families, yet both have been driven to flee from these families. She flees because her life amongst family is terrifying, loveless, and oppressive. He flees because he believes that his family has grown arrogant and materialistic, and is thus oppressive as well. She is the title character of Kaye Gibbons' Ellen Foster, and he is Chris McCandless, a real young man portrayed by Jon Krakauer in Into the Wild....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 878 words
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Improvement of Foster Care: Stability in the Lives of At-Risk Children - ... Holmes asserted that 65 percent of the interviewees had experienced seven or more school changes, with very few having completed high school by eighteen or nineteen years old and only 2.7 percent having completed a bachelor’s degree (“Improving Family Foster Care: Finding from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study”). This lack of follow through in education was due to the instability of the interviewees’ environments while in the custody of the state. Because of such basic education, over one-third had poverty level incomes and lacked health insurance at “twice the rate of the general population” (“Improving Family Foster Care”)....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Foster Care: Protecting Bodies but Killing Minds - ... All other children are scarred for life. Child abuse and neglect have numerous effects on children. Three of these main troubles are mental, social, and lifestyle problems. A child who has been abused or neglected may have mental problems caused by fear. More than eight out of ten abused children are by their own parents (Guillaro). According to Joanna Saison: “Children who are abused have a difficult time trusting others because they cannot trust those who brought them to this world… these children go home to an unpredictable world, which is why they cannot trust people who they do not know.” Upon entering school children become intimidated and intrapersonal....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Foster Creek Post Office Case Study - Foster Creek Post Office Case Study Background of Case This case is about an experienced city postal carrier who has recently filled a position at a small town post office and has difficulty adjusting to a different way of life. The central characters include: Larry (the postmaster of Foster Creek), Jim (a senior carrier) and George (a senior carrier). The Foster Creek Post Office exists in a small town and the typical way of life is carried through at the post office. Harry has arrived at Foster from a fast-paced big city post office....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 752 words
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Stability for the Children Leaving the Foster Care System - ... This has been proven to be beneficial to them so that they can have a role model that they can look up to. They also have Social Workers that look after their needs while they are in the system. All of this contributes to their overall wellbeing and to make sure that they feel that they have someone to talk to when they encounter problems in their lives. However when they age out of the foster care system they may encounter less attention from federal agencies in the form of help. This lack of funds and overall dismissals of these young adults has contributed to them finding themselves in situation such as teenage pregnancies, abuse of controlled substances, homelessness, mental illnesses and incarceration (Fowler, Toro and Miles 1454)....   [tags: Social Issues] 1662 words
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Richard Foster's Book, Innovation: The Attackers Advantage - Innovation, the ability to change and take risk; is a key attribute to success. No company has become successful by keeping their old ways, or staying to the “tried and true” (Foster, 1986). No successful business can stay successful regardless of how much money or technology they have, if they do not know how to keep evolving with time. Success isn’t built off one tool; it is built off a variety of tools. This book taught me that one must constantly adapt to the world around you, because it won’t slow down....   [tags: business, Innovation] 1431 words
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The Development of the Theme of the Title of the Novel in Foster's A Room with a View - The Development of the Theme of the Title of the Novel in Foster's A Room with a View The novel's title 'A room with a view', suggests both a literal and metaphorical meaning. The novel expresses the trappings and restriction of the society and the medieval views of the higher social class. Lucy represents in the novel, the escape from the restricted view of life and religion. She has been enclosed in a straightjacket of high-class (supposed) morals, but wants to widen her view of life....   [tags: Papers] 1265 words
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Eliza's Responsibility for her Own Downfall in Foster's The Coquette - A coquette is a woman who flirts without a sincere affection to gain the attention of the man. Eliza Wharton does her fair share of flirting in Hannah Webster Foster’s novel. She is stubborn and refuses all the advice she is offered. Eliza misses things right in front of her and doesn’t realize her mistakes until it is too late. Eliza Wharton was responsible for her own downfall. From the beginning of The Coquette Eliza Wharton is a headstrong, freedom-seeking woman. Having escaped her impending marriage with the death of her fiancé, Eliza is determined to enjoy herself, regardless of the consequences....   [tags: The Coquette] 984 words
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Memories of my Abusive Childhood and Foster Care - It was the summer of 1984, cat calls, car horns and heavy tension filled the air. It was like clockwork, the winter months brought about a little peace on the streets, but the hotter the summer, the more violent the concrete jungle seemed. It’s amazing how even at a tender age I understood the dynamics of the streets, maybe because my home was no different. As the sunlight gleamed into the dimly lit room I found myself basking in the rays in an attempt to escape to the flawless home I so longed for....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 613 words
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Citizen Kane: Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? - Citizen Kane: Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He. The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane's last dying words. The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees is the owner of Walter Parks Thatcher's estate and holdings....   [tags: essays research papers] 628 words
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David Foster Wallace’s essay Consider the Lobster - Consider the Audience The gluttonous lords of the land capture those who are unable to defend themselves, boil the captives alive, and then feast on their flesh. Could this be the plot of some new summer blockbuster. It could be, in fact, but for now we will focus on how this depiction of events compares to David Foster Wallace’s essay, “Consider the Lobster,” which starts as a review of the Maine Lobster Festival, but soon morphs into an indictment of not only the conventions of lobster preparation, but also the entire idea of having an animal killed for one’s own consumption....   [tags: Wallace Animal Rights]
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How to Foster Breakthrough Innovation for 3M Way - How to Foster Breakthrough Innovation for 3M Way Innovation at its Core 3M's innovation culture comes from the times when the five entrepreneurs who created a company to explore a mine of what they thought being corundum, realized that all they had was a low grade anorthosite, which would not meet the requirements of the booming abrasive industry as they initially believed. Quickly they had to adapt and focus on producing sandpaper products. But it was with McKnight, who joined the company in 1907 has a bookkeeper and later would become Chairman for more than 40 years, that 3M really developed a culture towards systematic innovation....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis] 1482 words
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Characteristics of Gilgamesh and Enkidu in Foster's The Epic of Gilgamesh - Everyone has qualities that are heroic and noble, and everyone has their flaws. No matter who they are, or how perfect others think they are, people still have some negative qualities that can hurt their heroic ones. In the book, The Epic of Gilgamesh, by Benjamin Foster, both Gilgamesh and Enkidu had positive and negative characteristics that affected the outcome of their journey and their adventures they experienced throughout their lives. Gilgamesh was considered a hero because he had many great qualities, such as loyalty, perseverance, and heroism....   [tags: Character Analysis] 830 words
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Gilgamesh's Lesson in Humility in Foster's The Epic of Gilgamesh - Gilgamesh was destined to perfection from birth. He was created as a divine mortal, two thirds divine and one third human (5). He was a man destined to live a lavish life with all the riches a man could ever want. Unfortunately his arrogance and superior strength got in the way (Foster5). Gilgamesh was created by the gods to be perfect in every regard. But what the gods couldn't prepare him for was life and human emotions, instinct etc. Gilgamesh built a wall that protected Uruk, his home (3). He was destined to live a life like a god among his people....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Literary Analysis] 694 words
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Plan for Reunification of Child in Foster Care with Birth Family - ... Placement of Christina with her Aunt increases the likelihood of the parents receiving support. Gaining the Aunt’s support will facilitate reunification and the family’s goal of reuniting (Family Reunification: What the Evidence Shows, 2011). Christina’s strengths derive from her personal characteristics. Christina has been described as a good student, who is extremely shy and quiet. Being shy and quiet is not necessarily bad. Her good stature as a student and quietness most likely means she is well behaved at school....   [tags: Social Work]
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How To Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster - How to Read Literature Like A Professor In the skillful novel, "How To Read Literature Like A Professor" by Thomas C. Foster, there is neither a protagonist nor antagonist. As a whole, the novel gives insights on how to pick up signs of symbolism, irony, and many other hidden details that are buried within the words of literature. Foster refers to many classis novels by classic authors to demonstrate the use of logic in writing. The novel is extremely educational, leaving many insightful questions and interpretations to the reader's opinion....   [tags: Book Review ] 1173 words
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A Social Injustice: the effects of social inequalities in foster care and child welfare - As an adult, people that I encounter in my everyday life often wonder how I got to be the person that I am today – an understanding, open-minded individual who does not look down upon anyone that is less fortunate than I am and who does not look to “more” fortunate individuals as role models. When I am asked how I got to be so understanding, I answer giving credit to my parents’ value system they instilled in me as well as acknowledging their duties as public servants in the City of New York. My father was a police officer who worked in a number of precincts in some of the worst, crime ridden areas of Brooklyn and my mother worked for the Department of Social Services in Child Welfare and the Bureau of Public Assistance, initially as a case-worker, in Brooklyn as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 3173 words
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Literary Devices Utilized in Thomas Foster's Book "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" Put to Use in "Pulp Fiction" - ... He faces trials and tribulations along the way, including having to enter and win a dance competition with Mia and Mia overdosing on heroine, which she found in Vincent's jacket pocket. In the end, Vincent asks Mia is the events of the evening can stay between them and Mia agrees. The final outcome of Vincent's quest is that the two form a friendship with trust and respect. This mini story is just one example of how quests are used in “Pulp Fiction”. Archetypes or symbols are described in Foster's book as being easy to identify but almost impossible to define....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Interracial Adoption - ... The research showed that around 66.6% of white Americans adopt children and the remaining 33.4% are minorities and of that percentage 23.6% are black (Sabir, 2008). If you take into consideration the number a majority of children who wait to be adopted are minorities and the race matching practice continues then the numbers will continue to rise. There are individuals who disagree with the notation of interracial adoption on the basis that the children will not have their needs fulfilled by nonminority parents....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Care, Racial Relations] 2221 words
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The Desire for Everlasting Life and Gilgamesh - The desire for everlasting life or immortality has been the first and the oldest quest of mankind. At the beginning of time, man was designed to live forever. When God created Adam, he created him to dwell on the earth and to fill it with his offspring’s. At no time was he told that this was a temporary arrangement. He was to live forever unless he ate from one certain tree. If he ate from that tree, then he would die. We are then left with several questions, if he had not eaten from that tree, would he still be alive....   [tags: immortality, Epic of Gilgamesh, Foster] 1272 words
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Denver Rescue Mission - ... These lists were comprised of all foster care adolescents between 17 and 17½ years old, in state care at least 1 year prior to their seventeenth birthday in Wisconsin and Iowa, and a random sample of approximately 67 percent from the overall population in Illinois meeting the same criteria. Eligible youths were excluded for refusal to participate, no youth contact or contact information, the youth was a current runaway or missing person, or out of state placement. Youth with developmental disability, incarceration or psychiatric hospitalization at the time of the interview, severe mental illness, or inability to participate in an interview in English were also excluded (Courtney, Terao, & Bost , 2004, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Equal Rights for Adoption - ... al. 15). Likewise, this argument has also created a movement to prevent homosexuals from being foster parents. Unlike the findings on child outcomes from gay parenting, studies have shown developmental problems arise in foster children who are frequently moved to different homes. These problems include behavioral difficulties, a rise in their mental healthcare, and negative impacts to academic performance (Gates, et. al. 17). Study results on children allowed to age out of system. Consequently, it is not within the best interest of the children involved to ban gay foster parenting....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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