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Alcatraz Is Not An Island - After centuries of the United States Government ignoring and mistreating the Indigenous people of this land, the Alcatraz occupation in 1969 led by righteous college students, became the longest Indian occupation of federal ground in the history of the United States and a landmark for Indian self-determination. The documentary, Alcatraz is Not an Island, describes the occupation that made Alcatraz a symbol for Indigenous people as motivation to stand up against the cruelty that they have experienced since the arrival of the Europeans....   [tags: Alcatraz Island] 722 words
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Diversity on Long Island - Long Island also known as a diverse community to many people helps many of us come more aware of other cultures and religions. Having a combination of different religions and life living together makes us more known to the world. We as an island surrounded of millions of people don’t appreciate the unique and wonderful things that are being given to us. Others like tourists or people from all around the world might not feel the same way though. In many nations around the world people don’t get to experience the social interactions and bandings one might get to feel and understand....   [tags: Diversity, Long Island, ] 637 words
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Treasure Island - Treasure Island         Treasure Island is an epic adventure: a tale of pirates, treasure, and exploration of an unknown and mysterious island.  Throughout the course of the book, many lessons are learned that give the reader advice so he/she can better survive in the real world.  The literal Treasure Island itself represents the world in which we live, a world with many hazards and scattered rewards to be found.  The bookís most important lesson to be learned though, is that a solid command of the language and knowing when to use it can make life much easier for a person.  Although this story takes place centuries before our time now, this useful lesson found in it can still be applied to our lives today....   [tags: Treasure Island Essays] 774 words
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The Island of Crete - The Island of Crete Although once a strategic military site even up through World War II, Crete is now a wonderful Greek asset full of history, culture, and beauty. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is not only home to more than 550,000 Greek citizens; it is also the destination for more than one quarter of all visitors that come to Greece. Crete is an island full of culture and celebration. Each town celebrates the day allocated to their patron saint, and there are cultural and wine festivals throughout the summer....   [tags: Crete Island Geography Geographical Papers]
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Analysis of Chapter 28 in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island - ‘Treasure Island’ was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, although it previously appeared in children’s magazine ‘Young Folks’ between 1881 and 1882 under the title of ‘The Sea Cook’ but it was later changed to ‘Treasure Island’. The novel is split into five parts-I will analyze chapter twenty eight, it is the first chapter of the last part of the novel called ‘Silver’, and Silver is the main character in this chapter. While analyzing this chapter I want to look at its contribution towards the story as a whole, the themes and messages in this chapter....   [tags: Treasure Island] 2571 words
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The Role of Money in Society Depicted in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island - The love of money is the root of all evil, a statement that has proved itself true through the centuries. Loving money traps us, as human beings. It is not a bad thing to enjoy what money can do; however, the love of money is a wasted effort that can put all in grave peril. It is at our advantage that we have the ability to choose whether we ‘want’ to fall into that trap. Unfortunately, that choice is difficult since society associates one’s character with wealth and financial management. The mishaps, deaths, and hardships that occur from the beginning of the tale are the result of deliberate deception for personal gain....   [tags: Treasure Island] 1019 words
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The Island by Gary Paulsen - The Island by Gary Paulsen     The book I read was The Island by Gary Paulsen. It is about a 15 year old boy named Wil Neuton who moves with his family to northern Wisconsin. There he finds an island on Sucker Lake where he stays to learn about himself.     Wil likes riding his bike early in the morning. He also likes watching nature. He is very tall for his age-6 feet 2-but well-built and strong. He is honest,cares about others and prefers to talk things  through than resort to violence....   [tags: Paulsen Island Essays] 414 words
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Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies - Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies Compare and Contrast the ways in which "Robinson Crusoe", "the Coral Island" and "Lord of the Flies" present and develop the experience of being marooned on a desert island. Show how the texts reflect the ideas and beliefs of its own author and the period in which it was written. In all three novels a person or a group of people are marooned on a desert/tropical island. All three crash of scupper on or near the island they eventually live on....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Coral Island Flies Essays] 1427 words
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The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau - The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau For thousands of years man has dreamed of finding or creating a better world. Better worlds are even quoted in the bible, 'Moses led the Jews into the chosen land' and also Heaven. For a long time man has realised that nothing is perfect, even at the inner depths of his/her psyche, images created cannot be perfect. The Island Of Doctor Moreau, written by HG Wells, is a book based on many themes, one of them 'Creating a Perfect World,' is a theme that keeps coming back to the reader....   [tags: Island Of Doctor Moreau Essays] 1110 words
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The Island - The Island (based on Lord of the Flies) Having crashed onto this unknown island, survival seemed almost inevitable, especially after the deaths of the pilot and our English teacher Mrs. Ammon. All 15 pupils of the grade 10a had miraculously survived the crash. This led to a unity among the class, which eventually deteriorated. Everybody was in a state of shock, and it took some time for everybody to find one another. The last person to be found was Jasper Kessel, who had jumped into tree, in order to get a better view of the island....   [tags: Short Story Lord of the Flies] 1348 words
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The Island - In the middle of the mammoth-sized ocean positioned a diminutive isle by the name of Jarca. A mere country whose economy is superb, but highly unknown by the rest of the world. Castles dominate the island, the origin of circa 1200s. The island of Jarca is, in any archaeologist’s words, a dreamer’s paradise. Sparkly wet cobwebs draped over the towering trees. A vast canopy of stars blanketed the heavens above called the skies. Drops of water showered the land as if it were sprinkles. Waves were splashing against sharp pointy rocks that seem almost chilling....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2057 words
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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood? - Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson] 1304 words
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Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island - Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island   Everyone has two sides to their personality. Sometimes one side is displayed and other times the opposite side is displayed. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson created, Treasure Island. While some of the characters in this novel are extremely witty, and courageous; others are full of animosity, deceit, and greed. In this novel the main character shows all of these characteristics. Jim Hawkins is introduced from the opening of the novel....   [tags: Treasure Island Essays Stevenson Papers]
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Island - I came to the conclusion that Langston was writing about te struggle to freedom for blacs. Lanston Hughes wrote about racism often in his poems, and this particular poem seems to follow that pattern. Hughes gives the feeling of loneliness and dismay at the fact that he is not considered equal to white people. The poem represents the struggle for freedom and to be considered equal. The speaker conveys a feeling of sadness and loneliness in the tone of their voice, as stated in the opening sentence of the poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies - The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies At first sight, ‘Coral Island’ seems an extremely pompous and arrogant novel. This, however, is because the book is being read from a 21st century perspective, whereas when Ballantyne wrote ‘Coral Island’ it was seen as a thoroughly enjoyable story. This is because the book was written in the 19th century, when the people of Britain felt that they had developed an organised society where humans were at their best and flourishing....   [tags: Coral Island Lord of the Flies Golding Essays] 1488 words
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Pirate Island - The building of the island community of Kalleeamas has been an interesting study in governmental organization. We were faced with challenges from the moment we arrived on the island. Thirty strangers thrown together and forced to figure out how to survive. First, we had to address our basic needs. Second, we had to decide what was the most efficient way to go about doing this. Third, the community had to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and obstacles from outside sources. I want to share with you the building of a community, and how it succeeded....   [tags: Government] 949 words
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Fox Island - Fox Island is a 605-acre park that is in southwest Allen County. The park’s address is 7324 Yohne Road. Fox Island is twelve minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, eight minutes from Lutheran Hospital and nineteen minutes from downtown Fort Wayne. The park’s neighbors include Interstate 69, National Serv-All’s landfill and Eagle Marsh Preserve. Fox Island is a park within a park that has 270 acres dedicated as a State Nature Preserve. This area protects unique plants, animals and geographic features....   [tags: Tourism ]
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Ellis Island - ... The impact and effects of Northern industrialization is truly apparent in the rise of immigration and the further economics advances made possible by these immigrants. The Industrial Revolution served as a catalyst to begin the diversification of America and the assimilation of her culture. Most immigrants were Jewish, Irish, Polish, Czech, or of similar European descent (Anderson 114). The particular grouping of these immigrant races indicate the possible deterioration of life in the countries from which these people emigrated....   [tags: Immigration, Industrial Revolution, American Histo] 1086 words
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Palm Island - ... Vibro-Compaction Since Dubai is located near an earthquake zone, the possibilities of liquefaction were relatively high , also the dredging process left the sand with a loose state of density which meant it was unstable and would result in settlement therefore vibro-compaction was done. Liquefaction would simply mean the island sinking back to sea. Vibro-compaction stabilizes granular soil using a down hole vibrator. This vibrator is suspended from a crane and lowered into the soil. Backfilling was done to compensate for reduction in soil volume....   [tags: technology, construction]
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Roanoke Island - ... The majority of the men were in the twenty and early to mid-thirties, most of the women were late teens and twenties. All the children were boys, age between three and twelve (Horn 1) The Roanoke Colony was England’s second colony in America (Lost Colony 1). The new colonists at Roanoke Island moved into the houses that had already been built at Roanoke (American Heritage New Illustrated History Of The United States 1). The colonists once again had to rely on friendly Native Americas to help them survive (Johnson 1)....   [tags: New World, English colony, native americans]
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Neoland Island - Background Neoland is a large island consisting of five providences with a population of 62, 000. Neoland Island is located in the far north of the equator; it is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean.. The climate is dry with an average of minus fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Neoland is ruled by an independent government. The island is well known for its rugged coast lines rich in plankton, exotic fish and mammals. It has diverse mountain vegetation and many types of whales such as the white whale, pilot whale and sperm whale; the citizens’ favorite hobby is whale watching....   [tags: Country Analysis]
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Ellis Island - On December 31, 1890 a transition in history occured. New York City would start a new era in the history of the United States starting with the opening of Ellis Island as an immigration depo. This attracted many immigrants to the United Stated because of more job opportunities and as means to start a new life. As more immigrants came to America, it began to be known as the "land of opportunities". Immigrants coming in filled work spaces in industries with the hopes of someday becoming successful....   [tags: American History, Immigration] 1702 words
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The Repeating Island - In The Repeating Island, Antonio Benintez-Rojo writes on postindustrial societies inaccurate views of the Caribbean as a common archipelago and calls on postindustrial societies to reexamine their view of the Caribbean. In this paper the following topics in The Repeating Island will be examined in validating Benitez- Rojo’s perspective that the Caribbean is a meta-archipleago with no boundaries or center: Columbus’s machine to the sugar-making machine, the apocalypse to chaos, rhythm to polyrhythm, and literature to carnival....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Benintez-Rojo] 809 words
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Island Homicide - Many years ago off the coast of northern Maine occured a horrible incident. Several people were hung, branded, and brutally tortured by the psychotic serial killer. A total of 24 people were murdered and hung by the warped, twisted, gnarled limbs of a willow tree. One of the victims was the wife of the sheriff. It took 6 weeks 6 days and 6 hours precisely; for the police to apprehend the sick cruel mind of "Brian" Wright. The trials were long and tedious, until the verdict of guilty was conceived....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1856 words
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Shiutter Island - ... Cawley is strained. In one scene Teddy wants to interview the nurses and some of the patients and the Doctor says that he will try his best to get them but can’t promise anything and Teddy gets angry at him and starts yelling. Most of his relationships are normal, he gets mad when it’s appropriate and talks normally. Teddy interacts with everyone just as any “normal” person would. He asks them questions about the “missing patient” and tries to find out what is really going on in the island, just as any US Marshall should....   [tags: Psychology, FIlm Analysis] 1137 words
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Ellis Island - Ellis Island In the 1600's, Ellis Island was known as Gull Island by the Mohegan tribe and was simply two to three acres. During high tide, the island could barely have been seen above the rising waters. After being discovered for its rich oyster beds in 1628, Dutch settlers renamed it Oyster Island. And then in 1765, which was the hanging of Anderson the Pirate, the island was again renamed the Gibbet Island, after the instrument used to hang him. Finally on January 20, 1785, Samuel Ellis purchased the property and gave it his name, which is still the name of the island today, Ellis Island After passing through a few generations of Ellis's descendents, the island was bought by the state of New York, and then sold to the federal government in 1808 for ten thousand dollars....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Easter Island - Stony sentry’s, carved years ago by Polynesian craftsmen, gaze over one of the most remote places in the world. With their land enlarged by overuse, islanders now draw on a revival of their culture to attract visitors. I intend to tell about this small island off the coast of Chile named Easter Island. Easter Island, submerged volcanic mountain range in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is located 500 miles South of the Tropic of Capricorn, and 2,200 miles West of Chile. This area is located were it is swept by strong trade winds....   [tags: essays research papers] 981 words
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The Island of Aruba - The Island of Aruba From Aruba’s discovery at the end of the thirteenth century to present-day, its history is filled with change. Its changing possession and the three economic booms that it experienced form the outline of thousands of years. The changes the island has gone through are truly remarkable, and it is unbelievable that the island that now seems to be saturated with tourism was once a desolate landscape with little agricultural promise and economic hope. Unfortunately Aruba’s history is lacking documentation, but it is undisputable that even before the island was claimed, there were inhabitants on the island that would soon be considered the first chapter of Aruba’s history....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]
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The Barbados Island - HISTORY Barbados is one of the eastern most Caribbean islands, found at 13.4n, 54.4w. The island that is less than one million years old, the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates created it, along with a volcanic eruption. Later coral formed, accumulating to about 300ft. It is geologically unique. It is. Two land masses that merged over the years. The fist people were the Amerindians who arrived there from Venezuela....   [tags: essays research papers] 1925 words
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The Island of Jamaica - The Island of Jamaica The island of Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is in a group of islands called the greater antilles. It has an area of 10 991 km squared or 4 244 sq. miles. Jamaica spans 230 km east to west and from 80-36 from north to south. It is third only to Cuba, which is the largest, and Hispaniola which is the second largest island. Jamaica lies in the Caribbean sea which is a part of the much larger Atlantic ocean. The island is 960 km south of Florida, 160 km southwest of Haiti, and 140 km south of Cuba....   [tags: Jamaica Countries Geography]
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Wake Island - When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America was at last forced to officially enter World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially declared war on the Japanese and in his famous radio address to the American people, he professed that December 7 was a day that would live in infamy. Americans and Japanese alike, still remember Pearl Harbor Day, but how many remember the gallant, fighting Marines who served on a tiny atoll in the Pacific by the name of Wake Island....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Easter Island - Easter Island was once a haven for its inhabitants. It provided them with all of their needs, food, shelter, tools, and even the ability to create great works of art. They abused this Eden, and turned it into a disaster, with almost no natural resources. This could very well happen to us, because our earth is the same Eden that Easter Island once was. The people of Easter Island came over to their new land, and recognized that it was ideal for them to settle. The land was lush; the sea was providing a bounty of fresh fish, and other seafood....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Treasure Island - Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the only child of Thomas Stevenson and Margaret Isabella Balfour. Stevenson's father belonged to a family of engineers who were responsible for many of sea lighthouses built around the coast of Scotland. His mother, Margaret, came from a family of church ministers and lawyers. Due to his father's distinguished career, it was naturally believed that Stevenson would follow in his father's footsteps, just as other family members had accomplished through the generations....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Roanoke Island - In 1584, explorers Phillip Amanda and Arthur Barlowe were the first people to set eyes on Roanoke Island. It is explained to be characterized by thick marshlands and stands of live oaks teeming with wildlife. The explorers were sent there by Sir Walter Raleigh. HE was a poet soldier and a statesman. The trip was for one specific reason, to search for an ideal location for settlement. The queen was very pleased about what was being done. She was so please that she granted Raleigh a patent for all the lands he could occupy....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Boracay Island - The scent of the ocean assaulted my nostrils as I had walked passed it. The palm trees blew in the mist of the cool sudden gust of the tropical, morning air, like smooth feahers swaying side to side. As the majestic giant Philippine eagle swoops past my shoulder I suddenly found myself in my most favorite place to visit on the face of this planet; the island paradise of Boracay in the Philippines. Boracay Island combines crystal clear waters, sugary beaches that squeak, and lush hilly landscapes into an idyllic tourist haven, that's guaranteed to fascinate anyone into tranquil harmony with its simplistic beauty....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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Coney Island - Coney Island The want to relax and to be entertained has always been a part of human nature. It seems that business has always been able to find ways to fulfill this want. But throughout the history of the United States the job of achieving this task has not been easy. More attractive ideas and inventions were constantly knocking out the old ways to enjoy life. In the second half of the nineteenth century genteel reformers seemed to have found a new way to entertain the crowds; pleasure parks....   [tags: Papers] 372 words
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Ellis Island - Ellis Island Ellis Island was 'the door to America' which was opened on January 1st, 1892. Immigrants came here from their countries to stay in ours. It was a major immigration station for the United States from 1892 to 1943. It has been part of the Statue of Liberty since 1965. Between 1880 and 1900 9 million immigrants arrived in America, which was the largest number of arrivals in a 20 year period. The immigrants mostly stayed in the New England areas, such as New York and Massachusetts. This alarmed older Americans, because they feared that the country and system would fail because of the new 'impurities' in the land....   [tags: History] 834 words
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treasure island - Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson The main character in the story is Jim Hawkins. He is a young boy who looks for adventure. He and a few experienced men search for Ben Gunn, and want to have him enlist in their cause. They steal the Hispanolia (a ship) and return it to the captain to which it rightfully belongs. Ben is a member of Flint’s original crew. He was forced to live on the island for three years and survive on his own. He found Flint’s treasure, and then buried it. Trying to keep it away from the pirates that try to capture Jim and Sliver....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Parris Island - PARRIS ISLAND “GET OFF MY BUS. YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS TO GET YOUR THINGS, GET OFF MY BUS, AND GET ON THE FOOTPRINTS OUTSIDE.” It was the middle of the night, we had just arrived by bus from the airport and we were scared to death. Welcome to Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. This is a brief overview of Parris Island as seen through the eyes of Recruit Smith, Platoon 1040, B Company. Marine Corps boot camp is thirteen weeks of physical and mental anguish....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Lord Howe Island - ... They are a pink colour during the day, and then at night, the pink fades into a bright glowing green. The mushrooms are found in the palm forests, and continue glowing for a number of days after being picked out of the soil. The glow is bright enough that it can be used at night for reading. Because of the great distance of Lord Howe Island from any other large landmass, large vertebrate animals are absent. When the Island was discovered, the only land animal (Such as wild dogs, possums and kangaroos) apart from birds were two species of lizards and a small bat....   [tags: Flora, Fauna, Location] 1000 words
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Fire Island, A Historical Overview - Fire Island, A Historical Overview “Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife—Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries” The origin of Fire Island's name is not quite clear; there are many stories as to where the Island got its name. It is thought that its Native American name was Sictem Hackey, which translated means “Land of the Secatogues”, an Indian tribe in Bay Shore, New York. It was also part of what was called the "Seal Islands."Some historians have also suggested that the name Fire derived from a misinterpretation of the Dutch word "vijf" ("five") or in another version "vier" ("four") referring to the number of islands near the Fire Island inlet....   [tags: Geography]
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Grace Nichols' Island Man - The mood of this poem is very soothing and is a sense of relaxation and security. Grace Nichols is showing that the island mans first home is the Caribbean. “the steady breaking and wombing.” The word “wombing” is a made up word by the writer. It has many associations but it makes us the readers imagine a place of comfort and security but more importantly a sense of home and belonging. The reason why this image is put in to the readers mind is because babies grow in the mothers’ womb, so we could say that the womb is everyone’s “first home”....   [tags: Grace Nichols, poetry, poems] 1815 words
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Coney Island at the turn of the Century - ... (Source 2) People were in awe over the new electricity that lighted their own Park. One progressive reformer stated, “I came to see the lights, it was something I was not used to seeing, it was such an exciting sight to see.” (Source 2) With these new inventions in place at Coney Island, people from all over the nation came to see the potential that the park had. At the turn of the century, architecture eclecticism skyrocketed as a source of transforming a purpose of a building. (Source 3) Fredric Thompson started developing Luna Park as a place to be indulged in rich ornament and stylistic flights to give an environmental feel of effortless lightness and increased symbolism throughout his very own park....   [tags: development, industrialization]
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Paxton Island Constitution - Paxton Island is a relatively new landmass, formed by centuries of volcanic activity. The vast resources make the island an idyllic setting for civilization, and soon enough, settlers enigmatically appeared on this utopia’s shores. Government was methodically constructed to ensure order at a federal level, as well as at municipal levels within each of the five communities on Paxton Island. Paxton Island established a democratic government, meaning that the people of the island nation have the right to vote, regardless of ethnicity or sex....   [tags: Government] 779 words
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Simon's Life on the Island - In the novel, Lord of the Flies, all the characters have an significant role and each individual shows a different impact than others in the society. Simon’s innocence through the novel impacts his behavior and the way he treats the littluns with care. He is a flat, static character who has an active role and gives his full support in everything he does. Simon does not give up hope on being rescued and becomes the light of the island as he does everything he can throughout each situation. As the characters and plot develop, the boys begin to change as each character loses their innocence because of their freedom....   [tags: Character Analysis] 750 words
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Movie Review: Shutter Island - The movie Shutter Island is an excellent movie presenting memorable twists and not to mention, many aspects from a psychological point of view. The suspense thriller movie exceedingly measured up to its genre, providing the action and adventure to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Shutter Island not only made the audience speculate, but the script had an apprehensive and steady flow. I argue that Shutter Island be considered art, based on the criteria of the plot and script. Throughout the storyline, there were instances presented that are believable....   [tags: Film Review ] 1286 words
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Saving Hunting Island - Hunting Island is an area located in South Carolina in the USA. The weather there is sunny and warm most of the year with a cool Atlantic breeze. It is a valued area; a popular state park, lagoon and beach. However recently the area has suffered from coastal erosion, the island is constantly changing shape and size, losing 15 feet of sand a year. Qualities Hunting Island is an area with many qualities and consists of 5000 acres of beautiful land. Each year, at the beach, dozens gather to watch all the hatched eggs of the rare Loggerhead Turtles, making it a perfect natural breeding ground for turtles and a great tourist attraction....   [tags: Conservation] 921 words
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Shutter Island versus The Shining - Rene Descartes was a philosopher who introduced a popular philosophical method called Radical Doubt in his book Meditations on First Philosophy. Descartes “proposed discarding any kind of belief that could be doubted, [because it] might be false”. In both Shutter Island directed by Martin Scorsese and The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, the viewers are introduced to characters that doubt the very existence of reality, much like Descartes, and who are drowned in the depths of insanity. Fear, paranoia, and doubt are the main ingredients that make both movies a psychological mind maze that constantly teases the brain in every turn....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Battle of Sullivan’s Island - The Battle of Sullivan’s Island The Palmetto Patriots One would ruminate that 1100 men equipped with 30 pieces of artillery defending an un-finished fort would be no match for three thousand men and nine war ships armed with 270 cannons. Contrarily, on 28 June 1776 during the Revolutionary War, the American Forces proved a decisive victory against the British, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence was days later. The Patriots, under the leadership of Colonel William Moultrie, made a fort of the indigenous Sabal (cabbage) Palmetto Palm tree and took advantage of the British’s poor planning and lack of integration for a decisive American victory....   [tags: American History]
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Island of Vivid Dreams - I was on a cruise to Alaska for a glorious seven days filled with fun when suddenly the ship hit an iceberg and the ship began to sink. There were people screaming and trying to save their belongings as well as figure out how to get to safety. Several people were about to get to lifeboats and just as I began to try to get to one of them, I spotted this island way off in a distance. I grabbed all of my belongings that I could salvage. I then began swimming to the island. Once I arrived on the island, which I named “Island of Vivid Dreams”....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1229 words
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The People of Easter Island - When I first picked this book up looking at the comic style cartoon on the cover my initial thought was that it was just another children’s introduction to problems in the environment type book, but as I began to read it this book is turning out to be much more than that. Chapter one begins with the mystery of the statues on Easter Island where the few inhabitants lived a meager existence on the scarce resources that they had available. The island was covered in large stone statues that were erected by the first people to come ashore centuries ago....   [tags: Life Science] 709 words
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