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At Grass by Philip Larkin - In the poem "At grass" by Philip Larkin the poet writes about his encounter with two retired horses. A passage of time is significant in this poem as it is only after the poet thinks back to what the horse’s life was like before it they retired that he has a change of mind and realises that they are probably better off now than they were in the past. The first hint that the poet gives us, is in his title of the poem "At Grass" as this gives the impression that the horses are at rest and away from all the races and secondly lets the reader know that the horses are retired....   [tags: Poetry] 1097 words
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The Qualities of the Houyhnhnm’s Civilization in Gulliver's Travels - In part 4 of Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver is abandoned on an island by his crew. As Gulliver begins to explore his surroundings, a group of savages attack him. These savages appear to be human, however they behave like wild animals. Gulliver is rescued by a couple of horses. The horses are called “Houyhnhnms” are rational creatures which are capable of speech and thought. The horses refer to these human-like creatures as “Yahoos” and treat them as wild animals incapable of reasoning. Gulliver is very surprised how the Houyhnhnms speak to each other, while the Houyhnhnms are equally surprised at the appearance and behavior of Gulliver....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels] 831 words
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PREPARING YOUR HORSE FOR SHOW DAY - In the world, there are approximately 75,000,000 horses and 350 breeds of horses that can be found around the world (circlerranch.com). Horses are amazing and beautiful creatures that may be used as show horses or a family pet. Show horses require many hours of daily preparation in order to be competitive in the show ring. I have grown up with horses my whole life. I watched my mother show horses and followed in her footsteps. The most important aspects of show day are the appearance and the way the horse presents itself to the horse judge....   [tags: Animals]
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Horse slaughter. Is it really worth it? - Horse slaughter. Is it really worth it. Horse slaughter has been going on for a long time now and humans have increased their horsemeat consumption because of the mad cow disease. Mad cow disease is issued from the fattening foods farmers give to their cattle. In the food are sheep’s’ bones grinded into tiny, tiny bits. Ignorant till the outburst, makers didn’t know that in sheep bones there is the virus of the dreaded disease. The disease doesn’t affect sheep as it is only in their bones but when the cows eat it, it gets into their systems and is passed on through their meat to humans....   [tags: social issues] 2550 words
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Improving the Economic Crisis - Improving the Economic Crisis As hard as it is to say, the economic crisis started around the same time the equine slaughter plants closed down. In no way did this create crisis, but a landslide action that caused many industries to plummet. One of these industries is the farming industry. While it is a sad situation to start up again, opening the equine slaughter plants will strengthen many industries and open a few more jobs for people. Supporting our farmers will also give everyone the needed push in this economy....   [tags: Economics] 1000 words
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Benefits of Horse Slaughter Industry - The horse is a highly respected animal in United States culture. It has been worshipped and paid tribute to through art, books (Misty of Chincoteague, Black Stallion), movies (Black Beauty, Spirit), and television shows (Mr. Ed). The horse industry is huge in the United States, encompassing everything from rodeos and racing to horses owned for purely pleasure. There have been statues erected of famous racehorses, as well as museums devoted entirely to equines. "Horse culture" is a huge part of American culture....   [tags: Current Events] 1914 words
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A Journalist's Audience - There are many different types of articles: newspaper articles, journal articles, editorial articles, research articles. Each one of these articles target a different audience. The authors takes into account who will be reading their article and how much knowledge he or she has on the topic being discussed. The style of each of these articles depends on the audience. The comprehensibility of a newspaper article will be much greater than a research journal article written by a scientist. The audience has a large impact on the style, structure, word choice, credibility and understanding of different articles....   [tags: Journalism] 2034 words
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Re-opening horse slaughtering plants in the US - As one who is often pegged as an animal lover, I seem to get an overwhelmingly negative response when I tell people I am for the re-opening of horse slaughter plants in the US. The common assumption amongst most people, it seems, is that currently no US horses are being slaughtered. This view couldn’t be further from the truth. If plants did re-open in the US horses would receive better care while in the holding pens, as the US holds many more animal rights regulations than Mexico and Canada, the current areas we send horses to for slaughter....   [tags: Animal Welfare]
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Improvisation of a Rebellion Scene - Improvisation of a Rebellion Scene The task set was to improvise a rebellion scene. From this we were put into two groups and asked to plan how we were going to stage our rebellion. The improvisations were to have a beginning, middle and ending. We decided to stick to the idea of leadership and have 3 horses as the leaders rather than the pigs in Animal Farm. I played the role of one of the horses. We based the idea of a rebellion on the fact that the horses hadn't been let out of their stables....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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The World of Chariots - The World of Chariots Chariot Racing, popular public game in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, in which horses pulled a two-wheeled chariot, or small cart, driven by a charioteer. Often the chariot driver stood in the chariot, rather than sitting. A chariot driver cracks his whip to encourage his horses. Chariot racing was a popular pastime in ancient Greece and Rome and was recorded as an event in the ancient Olympic Games. At the ancient Olympic Games, which began in 776 bc, the chariot race was often the first and most spectacular of the events....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Santa Anita Park Thoroughbred Racing Fans - ... This group usually stays together near the race track watching the horses gallop toward the starting post. At least once, members of this group may try their luck by betting on the races. Lastly, the peer groups are mostly men of the same age who are collaborating to pick race winners. There are group of young men in their early twenties, group of retirees, and mix group that includes couples. These peer groups can be heard debating on their choices of horses to win. On some groups, one member within the group is in charge of placing bets on a race....   [tags: Horse racing, Experience, Betting] 977 words
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Use of Imagery in D.H. Lawrence's The Horse Dealer's Daughter - Use of Imagery in D.H. Lawrence's The Horse Dealer's Daughter Circumstances force three brothers and their sister from home in D.H. Lawrence's "The Horse Dealer's Daughter." The brothers, and their friend Jack Fergusson, worry because the sister, Mabel, will not tell them what she intends to do with herself. The author uses Imagery to symbolize a rebirth in Jack and in Mabel. Lawrence uses dog and horse imagery to describe the family members. Joe stands in "horsey fashion," Fred Henry is an "animal which controls," and Malcolm has a "jauntymuseau." In fact, the entire family has an "animal pride." Lawrence describes the brothers in terms of horses apparently to emphasize the importance of the horses in their lives; once the horses are gone, life as they know it will be over....   [tags: Horse Dealer's Daughter Essays] 357 words
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Equine Nutrition - Equine Nutrition The digestive system of the horse consists of a simple stomach, small intestines, cecum, large and small colons, rectum and anus. The horse’s stomach is comparatively small for its size. The stomach of an average horse has a holding capacity of about two gallons. This may be the reason horses eat small but frequent meals. From the stomach food moves to the small intestine, which is the main site of digestion. The small intestine empties into the cecum. The cecum; along with the large colon; make up the large intestine....   [tags: Biology Anatomy Horse Essays] 2998 words
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The Lipizzan - Lipizzan The Lipizzan (or the Lipizzaner as it may sometimes be called) trace their history back to the early 1560's when the finest Arab blood was introduced and fused with the local athletic Spanish horses during the Moorish occupation of Spain. Interest in the art of classical riding revived during the Renaissance period when the Spanish horse was considered the most suitable mount because of his exceptional sturdiness, beauty and intelligence. Maximillian II brought the Spanish horses to Austria about 1562 and founded the court stud at Kladrub....   [tags: essays research papers] 804 words
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Horse Therapy - There are a few different types of therapy that uses horses. Hippotherapy means- “treatment with the help of a horse” (Naomi Scott). The word hippo is used because this term is derived from the greek word hippo which means horse. “Hippotherapy is generally indicated for children and adults with mild to severe neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.” (Naomi Scott). This type of therapy uses the horses motion to improve on the neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction of the patient. These dysfunctions can include “abnormal muscle tone., impaired balance responses, impaired coordination, impaired communication, impaired sensorimotor function, postural asymmetry, poor postural control, decreased mobility, and limbic system issues related to arousal, motivation, and attention....   [tags: Psychology ] 1133 words
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The Poetry of Philip Larkin: A Comparision - The poems “Church Going” and “At Grass” were both written by Philip Larkin. “Church Going” is about a man entering a church and questioning the future of it, whereas “At Grass” documents the life of a (perhaps retired) racehorse. It is for this reason I thought for a start they wouldn’t have much in common, however, when I looked closer at them, I realised they contained very similar themes and were written in very much the same style. Like “At Grass”, “Church Going” conveys a sense of uncertainty from the start....   [tags: Poets, Poems] 648 words
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Death of a Naturalist and At Grass - Death of a Naturalist and At Grass Death of a Naturalist is about change of views about certain things, in this case it is about nature. The poem is written in first person. In the first line one can see that the narrator has a fascination with nature, as straight away he talks about flax, which is a plant. Plants are natural however the poet sometimes uses negative language about the plants and language not associated with plants, such as 'festered', so unnatural language is used to describe natural things like plants....   [tags: Papers] 627 words
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Holiday On Mackinaw Island - Audience: Vacation Takers, Recommended for Over 20 Years OldAlthough Mackinaw Island is very small, it is very beautiful and has lots of exciting activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, buggy riding, and fudge shopping. Mackinaw Island is located in the upper part of Michigan between Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It makes a perfect place for a quick getaway. The tourist season runs from mid-May to mid-October. The Island, being only 8.2 miles around, looks like a small old-fashioned town....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Passion in Peter Shaffer's Equus - The play Equus is about a young boy who viciously blinds six horses with a metal spike in a stable and the psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, who investigates the boy&#8217;s mental state. It is a very complex, multileveled story, with many relationships effecting Allen&#8217;s (the stabber) behavior. The relationship between Alan and Equus is a very complex one. His worship for the horse comes from his mother&#8217;s beliefs in God. She is very religious and pushes religion on Alan. His father was the opposite....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 495 words
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Horse Training Methods Measured Against Success Criteria - Success in the equestrian world can be difficult to achieve. There are many different principles and ideas as to how it can be accomplished. There are a variety of horses, disciplines, and trainers. Training a young horse can be a difficult task, and often for beginning trainers a confusing task as well. Striking out on one’s own and deciding how to train a horse is a highly debated project. Many trainers choose to either follow the treaded path of traditional training methods or natural horsemanship techniques....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animal Breeding Ethics - Horse racing has become increasingly popular as demonstrated by the growing amount of money bet on events each year. The Kentucky Derby, horse racing’s most well known event, is an applicable example. While lasting just over two minutes, the main race generated $112.7 million in wagering, up 7.8% from the year prior. (Brisnet.com) Some critics, however, feel that the sport as a whole has become artificially supported through genetic enhancement used to achieve the high level of precision and strength necessary to excel....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Columbian Exchange: Between the Old World and New World - The Columbian Exchange is a global exchange of goods and ideas between the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa) and the New World (America). When Columbus first discovered America, Spain wanted to set up colonies. Columbus found some people that he named “Indians.” They colonies started to trade with each other, and by doing do, they started the Columbian Exchange. Many countries were involved in this trade, including China, Africa and Italy. This exchange of new ideas, traditions, food, religion and diet changed cultures everywhere....   [tags: Columbian Exchange, ] 485 words
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Exploring Different Methods of Horse Training - Exploring Different Methods of Horse Training The cowboy climbed aboard and gave a wild yell. The men holding the head of the horse let go and jumped back. Almost immediately the horse began bucking. The cowboy stayed with him though. The horse bucked around the pen slamming into the fence and off the post that was set in the middle of the pen. Finally the horse began to slow down and the cowboy got him under control. It would take another week of this before the horse would allow himself to be handled without blowing up.(Rashid 102) This is the way horses used to be broken to ride, but is that the best method to use....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Animal Imagery In Timothy Findley's The Wars - Animal Imagery In Timothy Findley's The Wars Works Cited Missing The abundant animal imagery in Timothy Findley's book The Wars is used to develop characterization and theme. The protagonist, Robert Ross, has a deep connection with animals that reflects his personality and the situations that he faces. This link between Robert and the animals shows the reader that human nature is not much different than animal nature. The animals in this story are closely related to the characters, especially the character of Robert....   [tags: Timothy Findley Wars Essays] 1811 words
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A Chariot Racing Day in the Roman Times - A Chariot Racing Day in the Roman Times The Circus Maximus was the oldest and the largest of all the circuses where chariot races took place holding up to 250, 000 spectators. It was traditionally founded in the sixth century BC by Tarquinius Priscus, the fifth king of Rome. In 329 BC, permanent starting gates were constructed and, in 174 BC, that they were rebuilt and seven large wooden eggs were set up to indicate the completion of each lap. The track was originally formed by the low ground of the valley....   [tags: Papers] 1262 words
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Animal Abuse - Robert Gonzales, from Bakersfield, seemed like an average, ordinary man. One night however, he was accused of splashing beach on a small dog, and wrapping the dog’s mouth with duct tape. His goal was to discipline the dog. Gonzales was caught and arrested for abusing the animal. Animal abuse is an occurring problem in the U.S. But can be prevented if we take action. Robert Gonzales is only one of many people to commit animal cruelty. Kevin Brunson was also accused of harming an animal. He starved his dog, Rambo, until he weighed only fifty-one pounds....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Animal Cruelty] 2021 words
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The Poetics of Carol Muske and Joy Harjo - The Poetics of Carol Muske and Joy Harjo I began a study of autobiography and memoir writing several years ago. Recently I discovered two poets who believe that recording one’s place in history is integral to their art. Carol Muske and Joy Harjo are renowned poets who explore the intricacies of self in regards to cultural and historical place. Muske specifically addresses the poetics of women poets, while Harjo addresses the poetics of minority, specifically Native American, writers. Both poets emphasize the autobiographical nature of poetry....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Design of Life - God or Evolution? - The Design of Life - God or Evolution. Life has indeed been designed, but by whom or what is the central controversy. Creationists believe it was an intelligent designer, namely, God; evolutionists believe it was a driving force of nature, namely, natural selection. Natural selection works when life forms with advantageous survival traits live long enough to breed, therefore passing on those traits to the next generation. Life forms with weaker traits die before breeding, and therefore disappear from the gene pool....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1327 words
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Equine Protozoal Myeloencepalitis - Equine Protozoal Myeloencepalitis Equine Protozoal Myeloencepalitis is a serious neurological disease in horses caused by a parasite protozoa thought to be sarcosystis neurona. The disease was first identified in the 1960’s when lesions and inflammation were seen in the brain and spinal cords of horses that had died of severe neurologic disease. Protozoa were discovered on the lesions in 1974, however the vector was unknown and the disease considered rare. Recently the opossum has been isolated as the probable vector and the likely parasite organism identified as Sarcosystis falcatula....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Banning of Motorbikes in Public Places - The Banning of Motorbikes in Public Places Last Sunday, I was out on the usual Sunday cycle with friends when 7 monster motorbikes came roaring past and up the steep muddy hill that we was cycling down. It was only when we had to pedal downhill through the churned up tracks of the motorbikes that I realised the problems that motorbikes cause. At that moment I began to ask myself should there be a ban on motorbikes in public places; or is it too late. I have arrived at the conclusion that motorbikes should be banned because they damage the ground on which they ride, if they are ridden irresponsibly....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Frank T. Hopkins - In the Old West days, several people changed the course of history for the United States. If I could be any of them, I would have wanted to be Frank T. Hopkins. If I were Frank Hopkins, this would be my life. I was born shortly after the Civil War in a log cabin in Fort Laramie, Wyoming. My father was an army scout and my mother was the daughter of a Sioux chief. Growing up, I often rode with the Indians to capture and break mustangs. In my early teens, I rode dispatch for Generals Miles and Crook....   [tags: Biography] 1235 words
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Lewis And Clark - The Lewis and Clark expedition across the present day United States began May 14, 1804. With the approval of President Jefferson and the U.S. Congress, Lewis and Clark gathered an exploration party of about four dozen men. These men headed off to discover Western America. On September 1, 1805, they arrived at the Bitterroot Mountains, near present day Idaho. This began a nightmare that would not end until they reached modern-day Weippe. September 1, 1805, the explorers set out traveling west, heading into rough, seldom traveled, mountainous country....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Horse Camp - As I opened the door to the barn, I could smell the strong scent of hay and I heard a horse whinny. As soon as I saw a tall horse more than twice the size of me, a twist of nervousness formed inside me and I wondered how I would ever be able to ride that thing. As the councillors from the “Horse Camp” put the sattles on the horses and handed us our helmets. (I later learned that my horses name was Bailey.) We all walked our horses out of the big scarlet coloured barn and attempted to put their feet in the stirrups and hop on....   [tags: Personal Experience] 695 words
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Preparing your Horse to Ride - Any good horseman should know that there are three very important steps to take into consideration when preparing to ride your horse. The following three steps; grooming, tacking up, and warming up, if done properly should lead to a trouble free enjoyable ride. Making sure your horse is thoroughly groomed is the first step to making him comfortable. Assuring the feet are picked and free of pebbles or stones are imperative to prevent any injuries to your horse’s feet. Next, comb out any tangles or debris from the forelock, (the horses bangs) mane, and tail....   [tags: Horse Riding] 706 words
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The Day I Witnessed the Raining of Fish - I grew up in Honduras, a country full of tradition and mystery. This is especially true in small towns like Yoro where my grandparents were born. I can remember summer time was the best time of the year for me. I was on vacation from school and able to go visit my grandparents. Ever since I can remember, I heard stories of the rain of fish. Some people say that it happens every year between June and July. Others believed it only came when God blesses the town. There are also the ones that just do not believe in the occurrence of the rain of fish....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1130 words
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Therapeutic Riding - Therapeutic riding is usually done with children because its easier for their bones to mend and recover. The goal of physical therapy for children with cerabal palsy is to decrease the influence of abnormal muscle tone. There are a few different types of therapy that uses horses. Hippo therapy means- treatment with the help of a horse from the greek word hippo. Hippo therapy is generally used for people with mild to severe neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. Hippo therapy is not for every patient with disabilities....   [tags: Riding Programs]
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New Day Ranch - Boots crunch in the leaves signaling the start of a new day’s work. Maria is the owner of the New Day Ranch, a sanctuary for horses of all kinds. She wakes up every morning at the crack of dawn to tend to the dozen horses that reside at the Ranch. It is almost winter and she wanted the horses to enjoy the time they had outside before it would snow. Maria opened up the stables to let the horses out into the pasture accompanied by her two dogs Max and Twilly. She pulled them by the bridle, two at a time until the six that slept inside were freed into the fenced in fields....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 846 words
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Gruesome, Unique Twist on Classic Story - Gruesome, Unique Twist on Classic Story Shakespeare’s Macbeth is similar to the 1971 film dramatization of Macbeth directed by Roman Polanski since the film reinvents Macbeth’s hallucinations, horses breaking free from their stalls, and the symbol of sleep. The two versions differ in terms of the characterizations and of the witches and Lady Macbeth, the amount of violence seen by the audience, and the ending of the play. In addition, most of the film takes place in daylight while most of Shakespeare’s Macbeth takes place at night....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Mongolian Empire - The Mongolian Empire was an empire which consisted of nomadic peoples. In addition, this empire would transform Afro-Eurasia into a place where alliances were formed. However, the Mongolians never had a stable empire but “…succeeded in bringing parts of the world together.” (text, 459) This empire would eventually stretch to all four corners of “…Afro- Eurasia’s main worlds.” (text, 462) This was also an empire that was made up of forest and prairie peoples. The Mongolian Empire was somewhat unstable but, skillful in military campaigns, and provided many roles for women; furthermore, the Mongols brought various regions of Afro- Eurasia together....   [tags: World History, informative, research paper] 677 words
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The Early Years of Keeneland History - The Early Years of Keeneland History Kentucky’s open grasslands had attracted the type of settler who loved horses because of its great beauty. Also, Kentucky imposed richness of soil minerals, abundance of water, and suitable climate, terrain, and vegetation that attracted these people. People that lived in Kentucky possessed a great love and pride for sporting horses. Their love and passion of horses would shape the Thoroughbred world of today. The horse industry in Kentucky expanded rapidly with the great passion of breeding and sporting horses....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm by George Orwell The animals on the farm were enraged. They knew the pigs had betrayed them, and they were prepared to get even. The next few days were the worst in the farms short history. The pigs had changed a lot in the eyes of the animals. Napoleon was no longer a leader but rather a traitor. All Squealer's beliefs had become worthless and were all seen as fake. The older animals were now assured that things had changed for the worse since Jones's days. This was the last straw in their eyes....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 749 words
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Comparison of Sitcoms - Comparison of Sitcoms All 3 of my sitcoms I have chosen are great British, hugely popular and critically praised. All of them were written by there own single writer unlike in America where they had a team of writers to produce a single sitcom. The 3 sitcoms I have picked are Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers and Porridge. Only Fools and Horses was first shown on the BBC in 1981 and started with a total of 3 main charters and 5 regular sub-characters. The 3 main characters they started out with were Del, Rodney and Granddad Trotter....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Representation of Gender in Television Sitcoms - Representation of Gender in Television Sitcoms “Men behaving badly” and “Only fools and horses” are both exceedingly hilarious sitcoms, Only fools and horses was shown on the BBC and Men behaving badly shown on ITV (but later moving to BBC with a later time), when it first hit our screens. Although they eventually began to fade out the sitcoms, well at least off of the standard channels of one to five. Now days the BBC and ITV only produce special episodes around Christmas time and on other special occasions....   [tags: Papers] 613 words
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The State Fair Horse Show - The State Fair Horse Show As a small child, my parents and I made an annual pilgrimage to the State Fair. For my parents, the primary objective of the trip was to attend the World Championship Horse Show in Freedom Hall. My major enjoyment as a young child was the midway and the fair rides; however, this changed as I grew older. My perception of the State Fair was one filled with amazement and adventure. The loud music of the rides and the familiar, huge crowds overwhelmed me with excitement....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 474 words
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The Russian Horse: Vitality, Personality, and Politics - Horses in Russia were necessary for so many things, it's no wonder they were presented in literature so often. They have a significant presence as far as the story line is concerned, due to the fact that most traveling is done with a horse or horses, horses are used for work, and, in Kasbich's case, they act as friends who will never share your secrets. Their significant presence hence lends itself to an even greater role. Since they were already an integral part of the tale, Russian authors gave more importance to their roles, and it only makes sense for horses to act as symbols and metaphors for all sorts of things, such as livelihood, an important character's personality, or allusions to the current events of Russia....   [tags: European Literature] 1010 words
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Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels - Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels 1.) Interpret the ending of Book IV in Gulliver’s Travels. How are we to understand Gulliver’s very strange behavior. In Book IV, Lemuel Gulliver’s fourth and final journey places him in the land of the Houyhnhnm, a civilization of intellectual, sensible horses, and senseless, inferior, and indecent humans. As Swift does throughout the novel, he ties his satire closely with Gulliver’s perceptions of the different world around him in his last adventure; these chapters do not change the method of Swift’s satire....   [tags: essays papers] 513 words
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"I Want to Know Why": A Reality Check - Sherwood Anderson's "I Want to Know Why" shows how a young boy realizes that his role model is not who he thought would be. The boy had just turned fifteen and had a passion for thoroughbred horses. His small town of Beckersville was filled with men who owned farmland and raced horses, his friends were just as passionate as he was. The boy and three of his friends from Kentucky went on a trip alone to see a horse race in Saratoga.. Before the race began, he wandered down to see Sunstreak, a beautiful thoroughbred, and knew for a fact he would win the race hands down that day....   [tags: American Literature] 416 words
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Billy Pilgrim's Struggle with PTSD in Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five - In order to illustrate the devastating affects of war, Kurt Vonnegut afflicted Billy Pilgrim with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which caused him to become “unstuck in time” in the novel. Billy Pilgrim illustrates many symptoms of PTSD throughout the story. Vonnegut uses these Slaughterhouse Five negative examples to illustrate the horrible and devastating examples of war. The examples from the book are parallel to real life experiences of war veterans, including Vonnegut’s, and culminate in a very effective anti-war novel....   [tags: Slaughterhouse Five]
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The Rain of Fish - The Rain of fish I grew up in Honduras, Which is country full of tradition and mystery. Especially in small towns like Yoro were my grandparents were born. I can remember summer time was the best time of the year for me, because I was on vacation from school and I was able to go visit my grandparents. Ever since I can remember, I had heard of the rain of fish that some people said happens every year sometime between June and July. Others believed it was only when God blesses the town and there are the ones that just do not believe in the occurrence of the rain of fish....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1081 words
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The History of Veterinary Medicine - The history of veterinary medicine dates back to the earliest of times. Early in time it was not considered a science, but referred to as an art. This was a crude and sometimes barbaric practice. It was not until the ancient Romans that the treatment of animals became more serious. However even then their understanding was still at the very basic level of comprehension, with their entire focus on the maintenance of military horses, which led to the development of farriers. The largest advancement did not come until the 1400's to the 1700's thru the accumulate understanding of anatomy of animals and even people and the development of veterinary science and the founding of the first School of Veterinary Medicine in Lyons France....   [tags: Medical History ]
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