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Good and Evil in The Horses - Good and Evil in The Horses The concepts of good and evil resonate throughout the work of the Scottish poet Edwin Muir. In Muir’s important poem “The Horses,” guilt and innocence, good and evil, are also in the plainest view. But the poem is not sabotaged artistically because of it, as so many such poems are. “The Horses” is about the unexpected return, after an apocalypse, of new horses that restore the “long lost archaic companionship” with the surviving humans. The narrator condemns the “old bad world” that wreaked the damage: Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came....   [tags: Horses] 414 words
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The Horses - ... Dictionary, 2006). Muir, came from an isolated place and lived around two world wars, (b. May 15, 1887, Deerness, Orkney, Scot.—.d Jan. 3, 1959, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng), (Encyclopedia, Britannica, 2010). It is a tempting thought that living on a lonely island and through two world wars, heavily influenced him for the poem. Edwin Muir's poem 'The Horses' tells the story of a devastating war on mankind, perhaps that of a nuclear war, that has left the world on the brink of extinction, 'Barely a twelve month after The seven days’ war that put the world to sleep,' (Assignment, Book, 2008)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Muir] 638 words
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Interpretation of Muir's Horses - Interpretation of Muir's Horses My interpretation of Edwin Muir's poem entitled "Horses" is one of a past memory and the conflict and anger brought about by this memory , a conflict between light and darkness, good and evil in the mind of a elderly dying man, fearing death as he gazes out across a field. The memory being that of a day from his past, where he as a child farm worker watched a team of horses ploughing the stubble back into the field during a rainy day which gets progressively more stormy....   [tags: Muir Horses Essays] 595 words
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Edwin Muir's Poem The Horses - Edwin Muir's Poem "The Horses" "The Horses" is a poem by Edwin Muir. It tells the story of a world ravaged by nuclear war, where the few survivors live hopelessly in a desolate reality. Their outlook is changed by the arrival of the horses, a relic of the past which lets them rediscover humanity's bond with nature. "The Horses", as well as being a very beautiful and moving poem, has an important message to convey. The poet uses various methods to illustrate this. Throughout the poem, there are many biblical references....   [tags: Horses Edwin Muir Essays] 626 words
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Pride in Greenleaf and Spotted Horses - Pride in Greenleaf" and Spotted Horses Pride is a feeling that most people in the world have always shared. Pride can be a great thing to have, but when a person has too much pride, the situation becomes very different. Pride can cause a person to do things he would not do under normal circumstances, and it can cause a person unhappiness. Mrs. May in "Greenleaf" and Henry Armstid in "Spotted Horses" both have a sad type of pride that leads to untimely death and demise. In Henry's case, his pride is the direct cause of his injuries done by the horses, and Mrs....   [tags: Greenleaf Spotted Horses Essays] 799 words
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All the Pretty Horses - All the Pretty Horses John Grady is not your average cowboy. All the Pretty Horses is not your typical coming-of-age story. This is an honest tale. Cormac McCarthy follows John Grady as he embarks on his journey of self-discovery across the border. Armed with a few pesos in his pocket, a strong horse and a friend at his side, John Grady thinks he’s ready to take on the Wild West of Mexico. At their final steps in America, a stranger, aged thirteen, joins our heroes. This unexpected variable named Blevins challenges John Grady, testing his character and pushing him to uncomfortable limits....   [tags: All Pretty Horses Essays] 1459 words
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Significance of the title All the Pretty Horses - Significance of the title All the Pretty Horses The title of Cormac McCarthy's novel, All the Pretty Horses, reflects the significance and variance of roles that horses play in this coming-of-age story, as they relate to John Grady. The horse, which was the social foundation of Western American culture until the mid-20th century, is described as an economical and practical asset to the boys. However, McCarthy also describes horses' abstract qualities using idyllic and impassioned diction, depicting them as animals of a highly advanced spiritual nature, similar to humans in some ways....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses Essays] 1633 words
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Effective Use of Dialogue in All the Pretty Horses - Effective Use of Dialogue in All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy, is, among other things, an exploration of its main character, John Grady Cole. The author chooses words carefully and sparingly when creating dialogue for Cole. In doing so, McCarthy creates poetic effects and rich meaning from limited verbiage. This novelist lets his readers get to know his main character largely through dialogue instead of through direct description. In this way, readers find the techniques used by McCarthy similar to those used by Ernest Hemingway in many of his books and short stories....   [tags: Pretty Horses Essays] 860 words
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Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses In All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy reveals the limitations of a romantic ideology in the real world. Through his protagonist, John Grady Cole, the author offers three main examples of a man’s attempt to live a romantic life in the face of hostile reality: a failed relationship with an unattainable woman; a romantic and outdated relationship with nature; and an idealistic decision to live as an old-fashioned cowboy in an increasingly modern world. In his compassionate description of John Grady, McCarthy seems to endorse these romantic ideals....   [tags: All Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy Essays] 1407 words
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Development of Character in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses - Development of Character in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses In a journey across the vast untamed country of Mexico, Cormac McCarthy introduces All the Pretty Horses, a bittersweet and profoundly moving tale of love, hate, disappointments, joy, and redemption. John Grady sets out on horseback to Mexico with his best friend Lacey Rawlins in search of the cowboy lifestyle. His journey leaves John wiser but saddened, yet out of this heartbreak comes the resilience of a man who has claimed his place in the world as a true cowboy....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses] 1358 words
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Blood in Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses - Blood in Cormac McCarthy's All The Pretty Horses In All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy uses blood as a unifying concept allowing it to flow within the body of the text; the reader gets a sense that the novel is giving life to someone while simultaneously bringing upon its death. The reality of John Grady exists within the use of blood, connecting his life to the natural beauty and animals through which his character emerges. Blood is essential for the human race; we need it to live, once having bled we learn and if we lose it all, we die....   [tags: McCarthy Pretty Horses Grady Essays] 947 words
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Flight in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses - Flight in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses In an enticingly realistic novel, contemporary western writer Cormac McCarthy tells the coming-of-age story of a young John Grady Cole whose life begins and, in a sense, ends in rustic San Angelo. Page by page, McCarthy sends his protagonist character creation on a Mexican adventure, complete with barriers, brawls, and beauties. The events which bring about John Grady’s adventure and the reasons behind his decision to flight familiarity are the most intriguing aspects of the novel....   [tags: McCarthy All Pretty Horses Essays]
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Suffering in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses - Suffering in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses In All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy tells the tale of John Grady Cole’s quest to capture the ideal qualities of a cowboy as he sees them: laid-back, unfettered, nomadic and carefree attitudes. These qualities soon clash, however, with the reality of darkness, suffering and mystery that seems to follow him. Reality constantly subverts his ideal dream. Time and time again, John Grady Cole works to be this fantasy, but through reality’s constant rejection of his fantasy, he lives the dream....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy Pretty Horses Essays] 1402 words
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The Power of Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? - The Power of Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They. Professor’s Comment: The premise of this essay is to highlight the capacity of Noir literature to defy Modernist values and pioneer later avant-garde literary movements. This student produced a focused, organized, well supported essay. Nearly half a century has passed since most films and texts in the Noir tradition were created, yet one may wonder how much is really known about these popular American products. Scholars remain fascinated by many aspects of Film Noir, yet it appears that its fictional precursors (such as the texts of Cain, McCoy and Hammett) may have been too quickly ignored within the canon....   [tags: They Shoot Horses Don't They]
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The Role of Dreams in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses - The Role of Dreams in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses Works Cited Missing Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses depicts the American romanticized view of the west. John Grady, emerging from a dilapidated family ventures out on a journey in pursuit of his dream of the cowboy lifestyle. Through out the novel there is a constant tension between John Grady destiny or fate and the nature of his dreams. Dreams keep the dreamer from reality and because they are unreal, they paralyze the dreamer’s reality....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy All Pretty Horses] 1665 words
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HORSES IN MYTHOLOGY - Gods and goddesses were used in most civilizations. The Greeks and Romans had the same gods and goddesses, but with different names. The Romans used planet names for most. Poseidon is the Greek name and Neptune is the Roman name. Zeus is Greek and Jupiter is Roman. Hades is Greek and Pluto is Roman. Selene and Helios are Greek and Luan and Sol are Roman. The main reason for myths is to explain things that the people couldn’t. They were depicted in mythology as providing transportation, companions to the gods and goddesses, and to defeat monsters....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Why Horses Are called Horses - Why Horses Are called Horses Around stables and in the circles of horse lovers every where, names such as, "horse," "pony," "stallion," "mare," and "foal," are some of the words verbalized. These names are spoken absent mindly without a thought to their origin. The word horse in theory comes from an ancient term of a similar meaning,"swift," or "running." Hence the word horse is an appropriate name for an animal that has increased the mobility of humans since the domestication of the beast. A small horse that is not over fifty-eight inches, or in equine language, fourteen hands, high regardless of age or sex is referred to as a pony....   [tags: miscellaneous] 607 words
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Contrasting Perspectives on Horse’s Representation in Various Media Venues - ... This method fails with sprit. Spirit is captured by a brave and escapes on his back. He also tricks him to a coral with his beloved mare, but shows respect and wins some trust. As the railroad arrives, the Indian village is wrecked and Spirit gets captured for use as a draft-horse. When the stallion realizes this project threatens his whole world, he escapes and unleashes the fury of a force of nature, ultimately teaming up with Little Creek. The character has human emotion and aspects of executive function with regard to reasonable views....   [tags: Horses]
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Slaughtering for the Humanness of Horses - Slaughtering for the Humanness of Horses The closing of slaughterhouses in the United States for horses has resulted in inhumane treatment and gross neglect for thousands of horses. Congressmen, lobbyists, activists, actors, and every day people have petitioned for these death traps to be destroyed, all for the benefit of the horse. The horse, who cannot speak, can only react to his surroundings. The ones to be benefited are the people who see this as cruel, and inhumane; to give them a clear conscious, because they feel endeared to this animal....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Horses of the Wild West and the World - ... Today, there are 2-3,000 horses on the island, divided among different stallions. The horses’ coat color is mainly bay, followed by chestnut, but there are also some palominos, browns, and blacks. The horses stand around 14 hands, and are still acknowledged for being one of the toughest breeds in the world. The islands of Chincoteague and Assateague are inhabited by wild stock. Majority of the ponies live on Assateague, which is now a National Park. In 1933 the islands were managed by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, who looked after the well-being of the ponies....   [tags: Animals]
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All the Pretty Horses - ... About what. About anything. She can go where she wants to” (8). Her history of abandonment makes Texas feel less like a home for John Grady. Especially, because his father is sick and expected to die soon giving John Grady less reason to stay around and watch it happen. The final “push” comes when he loses his family’s ranch after his grandfather’s death. The ranch is left to his mother, being the aspiring actress that she is, she has no use for a ranch: “Son, not everybody thinks that life on a cattle ranch in west Texas is the second best thing to dyin and goin to heaven....   [tags: Character Analysis, John Grady] 1566 words
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All the Pretty Horses: It Takes Time - ... Books such as Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger and To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee use the length of the novel to confirm loss of innocence in the characters. For example, Holden in Catcher in the Rye does not show his new found maturity until the end of the novel when he cleans the bad words off the playground. It takes a novel’s worth of experiences for him to “grow up,” just as it did for John Grady. Cather in the Rye is famous for its theme of coming of age, and All the Pretty Horses follows in its footsteps....   [tags: Literature]
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The History and Future of Mustang Horses - The History and Future of Mustang Horses I can remember being a little kid and listening to stories my Grandpa and Great Grandpa told about the mustangs that used to be around the Black Canyon. They used to tell stories about when they would put their mares out with the mustangs during the winter to get bred. Then they would go out in the spring and catch their mares. They told stories of the times they had to chase the mustangs from the fields during the winter so the cattle could eat. They told of when they would go and capture the colts from the herd to keep for themselves....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2130 words
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Horses as My Pen - Horses as My Pen When I was told that I had to develop a form of writing using solely nature, my initial reaction was a groan. Despite the fact that nature is abundant where I live--on a farm--is was the middle of winter and my creativity was definitely limited. Additionally, I actually felt lost that I couldn’t use a writing utensil, Dennis Baron was definitely right when he wrote, "We have a way of getting so used to technologies that we come to think of them as natural rather than technological....   [tags: Invention Writing Technology Papers]
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Analysis of a Horses by Edwin Muir - Analysis of a poem- Horses by Edwin Muir It is said that one should forget the past and live in the present It is said that one should forget the past and live in the present. However, Edwin Muir’s ‘Horses’ is a poem of past memories only. The interesting part is that it deals with many conflicts and issues which are prevalent even today. It is thus a bridge between the past and present and is expressed in the form of a piece of literature. Muir himself said that in writing about horses in this poem, he was reflecting his childhood view of his father’s plough horses, which must have seemed huge, powerful and mysterious to a boy of four or five....   [tags: English Literature] 868 words
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Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles - Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles      Henri Regnault's Automedon with the Horses of Achilles looms large in the East wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The painting is over ten feet by ten feet in area and is truly spectacular. It is impossible to miss this massive work of art when walking through the hall. The painting is encased by a beautiful wooden frame and hangs in between many other outstanding paintings. This paper will cover a description of the painting, the meaning of the painting, and the background of how the painting was brought to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston....   [tags: Painting Art Review Essays Papers]
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All the Pretty Horses - All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole, the last in a long line of west Texas ranchers, is, at sixteen, poised on the sorrowful, painful edge of manhood. When he realizes the only life he has ever known is disappearing into the past and that cowboys are as doomed as the Comanche who came before them, he leaves on a dangerous and harrowing journey into the beautiful and utterly foreign world that is Mexico. In the guise of a classic Western, All the Pretty Horses is at its heart a lyrical and elegiac coming-of-age story about love, friendship, and loyalty that will leave John Grady, and the reader, changed forever....   [tags: essays papers] 636 words
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The Horses by Edwin Muir - The Horses by Edwin Muir The Poem that I am going to talk about in this essay is "The Horses" by Edwin Muir. In this essay I am going to talk about the poems use of language to convey a picture, the theme of the poem and how the poem has affected me. On the first few lines of the poem, the word choice is crucial, the poet uses the phrase "Barely a twelvemonth after", the word twelvemonth is an old word and this conveys one of the poems main reoccurring images of time....   [tags: Papers] 1229 words
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The Godmother of All the Pretty Horses - The Godmother of All the Pretty Horses In analysis of the character, Duena Alfonsa, in the novel All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, facets of her character are clearly revealed. From her physical deformity to her feelings of her father keeping her exiled in her own country, seventy-two year old Alfonsa is filled with a lifetime of complex situations. Her character was consistent and motivational in wisdom and provided greatness in her role in the novel. She is a grandaunt and godmother of Alejandra, a young teenager still in school....   [tags: Essays Papers] 788 words
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All the Pretty Horses - Missing Works Cited The story begins with the death of Grady's grandfather. The grandfather's death leads Grady to begin searching for a life that he is losing. Moreover, the death of Abuela at the end of the novel finds Grady as a man saying goodbye to the last person from his childhood who loved him as a child, in essence, saying goodbye to his childhood. The journey between childhood and manhood is filled with experiences that develop the person that John Grady becomes....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy]
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Spotted Horses vs. Mule in the Yard - 'Spotted Horses'; Vs. 'Mule in the Yard'; William Faulkner wrote two short stories, which are alike in many aspects. 'Spotted Horses'; and 'Mule in the Yard'; are short stories that both involve comic animal chases and financial transactions. Even though the stories are written by the same author, have similar characteristics, and share similar plot features, they are entirely different stories. The stories are both examples of interpretive literature, however 'Spotted Horses'; is a more interpretive short story than 'Mule in the Yard because 'Spotted Horses'; fits Perrine's profile of interpretive literature, and 'Mule in the Yard'; seems to replicate Perrine's profile of escape literature....   [tags: essays research papers] 960 words
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William Faulkner's Spotted Horses and Mule in the Yard - William Faulkner's Spotted Horses and Mule in the Yard "Spotted Horses" and "Mule in the Yard" are two short stories by William Faulkner that deal with comedic animal chases. Although both provide entertaining examples of Faulkner's work in very similar settings, on the scale of literary value, "Spotted Horses" rises above "Mule in the Yard" in depth and insight. This superiority is result of both it's narrative style and character development, which causes "Spotted Horses" to produce an overall more powerful effect than "Mule in the Yard"....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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John Grady's Journey in All the Pretty Horses - John Grady's journey is one that leads him from innocence to experience and lets him find the 'paradise' for which he is looking. Grady is an outcast. At beginning of the novel he feels out of place in the world in which he is living. On top of that he neither understands why it is changing nor is he willing to accept it. As he is sitting in the theatre watching his mother's play, the narrator tells us his thoughts: 'He'd the notion that there would be something in the story itself to tell him about the way the world was or was becoming but there was not.' The times are changing and he's unwilling to give up the past....   [tags: essays research papers] 1123 words
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Spotted Horses - "Spotted Horses" Vs. "Mule in the Yard" 	William Faulkner wrote two short stories, which are alike in many aspects. "Spotted Horses" and "Mule in the Yard" are short stories that both involve comic animal chases and financial transactions. Even though the stories are written by the same author, have similar characteristics, and share similar plot features, they are entirely different stories. The stories are both examples of interpretive literature, however "Spotted Horses" is a more interpretive short story than "Mule in the Yard because "Spotted Horses" fits Perrine’s profile of interpretive literature, and "Mule in the Yard" seems to replicate Perrine’s profile of escape literature....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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The Rite Of Manhood - The Rite Of Manhood At some point in childhood, most people consider running away, most for a few days but, in some cases, forever. Many causes influence a child to run away, including fights, abuse, and unhappiness. In All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, two boys run away into the Wild West to find a life you can only read about. Though they can never find this perfect place, the journey itself is extraordinary. The reader is taken on a ride that entails danger, love, and, ultimately, self discovery....   [tags: All the Pretty Horses Maturity Essays] 1343 words
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Saddle Breaking and Training a Horse - The art of breaking a horse, really just depends on the horse and rider. Before you ever ride, or tack up your horse, you always have to know if the horse is ready, willing, and responsive to you on the ground, then you can start. If he or she is not willing or responsive to you when you are on the ground, he or she will not respect you when you are riding. Make sure the horse knows the terms walk, trot, canter, and whoa, or any terms you use in replace of walk, trot, or woah, it will be a lot easier for you, and the horse will understand more....   [tags: training a horse, horses, animals, tips, ]
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Contrasting Interactions with the Environment Depicted in Alice Munro's The Shining Houses - How is our character revealed through our interaction with the natural world around us. Do we adapt to fit in with nature, or do we force the landscape to conform to our ideals of lifestyle. In the short story “The Shining Houses”, Alice Munro addresses the contrast in lifestyle ideologies between two generations through their interactions with the natural environment they populate. The older generation is content to live in harmony with the existing natural world and develop its infrastructure amongst the present landscape....   [tags: The Shining Houses] 677 words
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The Decoration of Houses - ... Falk, the writer of “‘The Intolerable Ugliness of New York’: Architecture and Society in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence” emphasizes that the van der Luydens “[are] rarely in New York City,” but they stay at “two family estates, which clearly demonstrated their long-standing elite positions” (26). Their home in the city might not be as important then, but their heritage is. However, both their house in the city and the estates farther away show their status. Gastel claims that all “these mansions ....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Edith Wharton] 1867 words
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Personal Narrative: My Horse - Some people think of them as animals. Some people think of them as objects. Some people think of them as friends. Then there are the few who think of them as family. Horses have always been like family to humans, except sometimes closer. There are many benefits to owning or being around horses. They come in many different colors. There is a multitude of breeds, also. Additionally, they have a long history with humans. Horses have unique behaviors. Showing horses has been the past-time or even career of many people....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 2608 words
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Halfway Houses/Hawthorn Heights - ... Examples of rewards for achieving higher level status include weekend passes and later curfews during the week. In many cases upon nearing completion of the program, offenders are able to maintain their own residence, but are required to return to the facility as scheduled to be assessed on their progress. (Alarid and Del Carmen 183-184) Certain key elements remain standard from program to program, while others vary according to the needs of the community and clients being served. “Characteristics of halfway houses include: 1) an identified process for selecting persons to live in the halfway house; 2) involvement, outreach and potential oversight by representatives of the community; 3) a local, regional, or statewide commitment to funding and oversight of the operations of the halfway house; 4) delivery of service of clients within a specified geographic area; 5) inter-agency collaboration, shared resources and problem-solving concerning offender case management; 6) delivery of specific clients’ services pursuant to contracts, standards and memoranda of agreement; and 7) feedback mechanisms, client case monitoring, follow-up and reporting of outcomes.” (Shilton 4) Offenders who have successfully completed their sentence in a halfway house/residential facility have reported positive results from the experience....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Flipping Houses and the Foreclosure Crisis - While investigating this subject and trying to figure out ways to “creatively solve the foreclosure crisis”, I began asking questions. What are the causes of these foreclosures. Where these foreclosures unavoidable. How will all this affect me. Are there opportunities for other people to benefit from all these foreclosures. A few years ago, there were several sub-prime mortgage defaults. People lied about their income in order to get a loan. The loan brokers in many instances did not even bother to verify their income, did not require down payments, and eventually made some very bad loans that really could never be paid back....   [tags: Foreclosures,] 1100 words
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BLM’s Wild Horse Management - ... Despite the laws prohibiting it, BLM has announced it plans further reductions of as many as sixty additional wild horse areas. The Act, stipulates that wild horses "be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands." The Act defines "range" as “the amount of land necessary to sustain an existing herd, or herds of wild free-roaming horses and burros, not to exceed their known territorial limits, and which is devoted principally but not necessarily exclusively to their welfare....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Goat Whisperer - Living in the country, I decided to start a small farm raising horses and goats. After my first year, it was clear to me that there is a difference between raising horses and goats and it has been my experience that goats are easier to raise and maintain. By owning horses, their sizes range from one thousand to twelve hundred pounds. As a colt they are born weighing at least one hundred pounds. Within three months a colt can weigh two to three hundred pounds. Transporting these horses require a large and sturdy trailer....   [tags: Animals] 515 words
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Horse Therapy - I have always wanted to be a Special Education teacher. I started deciding what I wanted to do in the eighth grade. This was also around the time I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is an autism spectrum disorder; people with it show difficulties in social interactions, and reading body language. For me, I have trouble making friends and having age appropriate conversations. It is difficult to read people’s emotions, which sometimes gets me into trouble. I have been given the gift to be able to help teach other children with special needs how to ride horses, and also learn about how the horses communicate with these riders differently then a “normal” person....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1813 words
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The Houses of The Great Gatsby: Functional and Symbolic - The Houses of The Great Gatsby: Functional and Symbolic Present within many novels that deal with class are intricate descriptions of the homes, the grounds, and even the neighborhoods that the characters live in and aspire to live within. While the descriptions are often lyrical their presence is far from superfluous. The estates in such novels nearly always have specific functions that are integral to the narrative and just as often serve a symbolic purpose. The novels we considered this semester are not exempt from this assertion, in fact, one illustrates the principle precisely....   [tags: Classic American Literature] 1186 words
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