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The Ten Greatest Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - The Ten Greatest Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Its a certain fact that business these days is more competitive than its ever been. To stay alive these days, you just cant just offer a quality product at a fair price. These days, you have to know how to market effectively. Unfortunately, most businesses have no idea of how to get the most out of every marketing dollar that they spend. You should demand that ou get the best results from every dime you drop into marketing. Most companies spend more time planning their company Christmas party than they do creating powerful, persuasive, marketing communications....   [tags: Business Marketing Mistakes Companies Essays] 5515 words
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Mistakes and Murder - William Shakespeare presents us with a prominent example of a tragic hero in his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Because they experience misfortune and loss, tragic heroes fall from a high status to a low, pitiful existence. This fall is brought about through mistakes and flaws in their own character. Brutus is one of the tragic heroes appearing in this work of literature. He begins as a popular senator in Rome’s democracy who plots to overthrow is superior. Because of the murder of Caesar he begins a journey to a downfall of his own creation....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Polonius' Mistakes - Polonius' Mistakes Polonius' Mistakes There are many parents who are too strict and do not let their children do things that might embarrass them. Other times a parent may use their child to do certain things in order to gain social prestige. Polonius demonstrates a similar type of behavior in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Polonius is "a domestic tyrant wreaking on his son and his daughter revenge for his own spoiled life" (Bloom 111) and "is an elderly and longwinded courtier and chief counselor" (Dominic 96) to the king....   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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Learning From Others' Mistakes - Learning from others mistakes Growing up generally feels like a rollercoaster. The bumps, the laughs, the cries, and most of all the alarming quickness from which I am sent right back from where I started. Life moves quick as a wink, I am always seeking for ideas and reasons to make my life more rewarding and worthwhile. Even though the journey is not easy, I am sure the no one has mastered the task of living a mistake-free life. I find each day too short for all the things I want to do. I learn from my mistakes and from the mistakes of others to make my life better....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 661 words
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The Mistakes of the Undeserving Poor - The poor have always been analyzed, criticized and examined. Also they have been identified and categorized. Two theories of poverty are the “Undeserving Poor” and the “Deserving Poor. I believe that poverty is global plague, that has been studied and analyzed to come up with a solution to put an end to poverty. The theory of the Deserving Poor, there were those whose inability to support themselves might be considered innocent and permanent, the disabled, the elderly, the parentless, were the most easily recognized and least controversial....   [tags: deserving poor, poverty, sociology,] 698 words
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The Mistakes of the Brilliant General, Napoleon Bonaparte - The assumption held by many that Napoleon Bonaparte was a brilliant general and an exceptional leader is debatable when the Frenchman’s many mistakes are revealed. Bonaparte was born to a wealthy family with previous political connections (Wilde 1). He entered a military academy at only nine years old and entered the French Army Artillery Regiment seven years later (Wilde 1). As Bonaparte moved up in the military ranks, he made himself known with his political opinions and his successful leadership of the revolutionaries’ armed forces (Wilde 1)....   [tags: Napoleon Bonaparte, military, france, history, ] 1039 words
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Realizing Mistakes in James Joyce's Araby - Many times in life, people set unrealistic expectations for themselves or for other people. This is not a very wise thing to do because people often feel disappointed and embarrassed for getting their hopes up so high. One good example of this is the narrator in the short story, Araby, by James Joyce. In the story Araby, a young man develops an infatuation with his friend, Magan’s, sister. Because his infatuation is so strong, he fears he will be unable to express his feelings to her, so when she mentions she cannot go to the local bazaar she has wanted to attend, he seizes this as a perfect opportunity and volunteers to buy her a gift....   [tags: James Joyce, Araby, ] 745 words
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Humans And Their Ability To Make Mistakes - Humans And Their Ability To Make Mistakes In today's pop culture, there is one very popular view of the future. All humans will be free to do as they wish, because robots and computers will work for us. Computers are viewed as the ideal slaves. They work non-stop, never complain, and above all, never make mistakes. It is often said that computers don't make mistakes, that it is the person using the computer who commits errors. What is it that makes humans err, but not computers. I will prove that it is simply the way humans are built that makes us commit errors....   [tags: essays research papers] 1368 words
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Macbeth's Mistakes in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth’s Mistakes At times man is prone to call into states of disillusionment, whether it be their own fault, or that of others, and this may cause them to commit grievous errors. The character of Macbeth suffers from a delusional view of the world. The diluted ways in which he interprets many of the prophecies foretold by the witches brings forth a detrimental effect upon many of his peers and acquaintances and leads him to execute grave mistakes. It is Macbeth’s choice to interpret things in a more literal meaning, rather than a prophetic one, that becomes the downfall of many characters in the story....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Sophocles' Antigone - Creon's Mistakes - Creon's Mistakes in Antigone In the awe-inspiring play of Antigone, Sophocles introduces two remarkable characters, Antigone and Creon. A conflict between these two obstinate characters leads to fatal consequences for themselves and their kindred. The firm stances of Creon and Antigone stem from two great imperatives: his loyalty to the state and her dedication to her family, her religion but most of all her conscience. The identity of the tragic hero of this play is still heavily debated....   [tags: Antigone essays] 699 words
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Mistakes People Make With Steroids - Mistakes People Make With Steroids Most people have the goal and dream to have the perfect body. They believe they will be more popular, or attractive if they achieve the body that they desire. But what lengths will people go to, to get the perfect body. One of the biggest problems in sports today, as many people know, is Steroids. Steroids can do wonders for your body, not only on the positive side, but the negative side as well. We all know they work, but are we willing to risk our health and life to get stronger and bigger....   [tags: essays research papers] 1178 words
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Learning from Mistakes in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - How is one supposed to learn from their mistakes when they do not even know they made them in the first place. All people make mistakes, but only those that are wise learn from them, and actually realize they made them, while others simply overlook them. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, one is able to witness how serious mistakes that were left unrealized, and forgotten, led to the tragic death of the two protagonists. Errors and mistakes should be corrected, before it is too late. Most of the characters in the play have caused the death of the protagonists, one way or another....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet,] 598 words
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We All Learn From Our Mistakes - Everyone, at some point in their life, has made a mistake. Sometimes we get lucky and only falter a little, making it through the problem relatively intact. Other times, we mess up a lot and have to fix what was damaged over a long period of time. However, the same is true for most, if not all cases—those who make the mistake learn from it. Often times, our failures teach us valuable lessons that we only gained because of the experience we gathered after messing up. I have personally achieved a wealth of knowledge and experience just from all of my own little mishaps, and a few major ones....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 643 words
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Mistakes of Modern Science Related to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Victor Frankenstein's life was destroyed because of an obsession with the power to create life that no one had tried before.  The monster he created could be seen as an image of all the mistakes in science.  We can use Frankenstein to compare life in modern society, and show that there is a danger in the distant relationship that science creates between the scientist and his work. This is why I think Frankenstein has been read for so long. When Mary Shelley started to write Frankenstein people were starting to be more liberal with passion, rule breaking and nature because for so long people were under strict religious rules they had to follow and whereas the romantic period started people were not under so many restrictions....   [tags: Frankenstein Essays] 697 words
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Preventing Mistakes in "The Lottery" and "Hills like White Elephants" - Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: Lottery, Hills like White Elephants, ] 1115 words
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Mistakes of Mankind Exposed in Quinn's Ishmael - Mistakes of Mankind Exposed in Quinn's Ishmael Most humans are confused. Some know what the problem is, but most haven't even realized something is wrong. The novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is an attempt to bring about awareness of the mistakes that people have made and have continued to repeat through the course of human history. At its core, the story has two main characters: a teacher and a student. The teacher represents a solution to the destructive road that mankind has been traveling down and the student represents us: eager to mend our ways but apprehensive about the changes that will occur....   [tags: Quinn Ishmael Essays] 1298 words
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Mistakes Were Made, but Not By Me, by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson - ... 77) Another cause of self-justification is the judgment from supposed physiological experts. Using hypnosis and other techniques, self-trained "doctors" supposedly recovered their patients memories, bringing up false memories of former sexual, mental,and other kinds of abuse. These "doctors" proceeded with these treatments because their patients were experiencing symptoms that pointed to abuse. Cognitive and behavioral methods are used to diagnose eating disorders, panic attacks, depression, and other disorders....   [tags: Cognitive Dissonance, Self-Justification] 1467 words
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Correlation Between Lessons and Number of Mistakes Made - Correlation Between Lessons and Number of Mistakes Made Introduction This experiment has the aim of proving the hypotheses (that I shall develop) by handling data and managing it effectively to instigate realistic results. The hypotheses will be based upon test results from a driving school. Hypotheses: I hypothesize that the number of mistakes made by people will decrese if the number of hours that they spent on lessons increased. This is because more lessons will instigate an increase in driving experience and henceforth reduce the number of mistakes that are made....   [tags: Papers] 1077 words
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Personal Narrative: I Learned from My Friend's Mistakes - Imagine having the advantage of knowing what to do before you could make a mistake. Imagine not having to pay the price due to the lack of experience. I wouldn’t say I am an expert at life, but when those tricky situations come, I am one step ahead of the game. How would that be possible you say. I owe it all to my best friend; she gave me the best advantage, simply by having to watch her suffer the consequences of her mistakes. We’ve been best friends since pre-k, we always had fun with each other, and we were both so innocent....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 580 words
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Bill Clinton: Should We Condemn Him for his Personal Mistakes? - Imagine your life, your every move, your every decision being scrutinized under the microscope of the condemning public eye. Would you pass their standards. Would your personal life be perfect enough to uphold the image of one such as the president. Imagine losing your career and never being able to get it back because of one mistake. When one’s personal life is examined in such a way that Bill Clinton’s was people are bound to find flaws. In a very short time, your personal mistakes can become the next biggest story on the news....   [tags: Politics]
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Hitler's Mistakes During World War Two - Hitler's Mistakes During World War Two In the beginning of the war Hitler seemed unbeatable. By 1941, Hitler had used his blitzkrieg attack to overcome his opponents in a short space of time. This offensive was effective and successful against Poland, Holland, and France. Hitler still had to make some crucial decisions in the war if Germany were to be victorious. In this essay I will explore the decisions Hitler made and decide whether these were appropriate decisions or foolish decisions....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 1245 words
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I Have Learned to Accept My Mistakes - I Have Learned to Accept My Mistakes The influences that have shaped my identity are my parents, who always taught me right from wrong. Who were always there for me even though I may have disappointed them at one or more times in my life. Although, I had to quit college after only attending one semester because I got pregnant my parents were still there to guide me and support my decisions. I am a good thinker because I have grown to be honest with myself I have learned to accept my mistakes and learn from them....   [tags: essays research papers] 913 words
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Ten Mistakes Parents Make in Choosing a Boot Camp - The past twenty years has seen a major change in residential programs for self-destructive and struggling teens. In the past virtually every residential intervention available was funded and controlled by governmental agencies, including decisions as to who would be enrolled. What has changed is that we now have a rapidly growing network of private residential schools and programs focused on allowing parents more choices. Usually this involves parents paying the tuition, or at least making arrangements for payment through their insurance policy or other resources....   [tags: essays research papers] 1895 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Learning from Mistakes - Learning from Mistakes One day that I will probably never forget is the day that I had to play Jonathan Walker. He was easily the best table tennis player in our school and he had even been offered to play on the National Junior team. I remember the match as if it was yesterday. It was the time of year when competition smelled thick in the air and everyone was excited about Inter-House Sports. I was particularly involved in Tennis and Chess but I was really excited about Table Tennis as I had been named Vice-Captain....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1165 words
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Considering All the Facts: Mistakes About Standardized Tests - Considering All the Facts: Mistakes About Standardized Tests There has been a lot of talk about standards for schools. Politicians have made this issue a campaign debate. Now everyone has jumped on the “bandwagon” and wants accountability of students’ education (Shafer, 2002). When there is a problem in the education system, teachers are the first to be blamed. They are left with the responsibility of proving they are teaching what needs to be taught. States as well as the federal government use standardized testing to assess learning....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Mistakes That Should Not Last A Lifetime - Teenage pregnancy seems to be a growing problem in today’s society. The stereotypes that come along with being a pregnant teen have also grown. Most teenage mothers today are labeled as irresponsible, and at time are considered bed parents without being given a chance. It is true that careless decisions had to be made in order for the mother to have ever become pregnant, but it is completely unfair for all teenage mothers to have to carry these normal stereotypes. I believe that all teenage mothers should be given a chance to prove that they too can be responsible parents....   [tags: essays research papers] 716 words
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Learn From Your Mistakes - ... Look angry at me, Joe. Strike me, Joe. Tell me of my ingratitude. Don’t be so good to me!’”(Page 493). With the use of irony that Pip accuses Joe of “[breaking his] heart”— which Pip did himself many times to his own family and friends— and with the constant use of “me” and “Joe” Dickens indicates that Pip now understands the true value of family and friendship, which is not essentially about having money or belonging to a higher class, but to have people who care. Determined to regain both control and dignity revolving from her betrayal, Miss Havisham chooses her lifestyle....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Character Analysis] 951 words
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Kite Runner Shows That It Is Better To Confront Our Mistakes Than Attempt To Leave Them Behind - In Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, mistakes and their confrontation is a major theme. The Kite Runner takes us on the journey of life as an immigrant through the eyes of refugee Amir. It is through the mistakes of Amir and his family and friends that the novel develops. The most significant and central mistake in the novel is of Amir not standing up for Hassan whilst he is being raped. Although this mistake is the most significant and central one, I will also look into two others; Baba cheating with Ali’s wife and Soraya and her previous marriage....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini] 773 words
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Personal Narrative: Learning From My Mistakes - There is a point in everyone’s life when they step back and realize “I can’t do this anymore, it’s ruining my life”. Many of my friends have started smoking cigarettes while drinking at a very young age, and continue to use this drug currently and don’t realize the affect it has on their future. While I have been smart enough to avoid smoking, I haven’t been as wise at making decisions when it comes to drinking. The amount of partying I’ve done in college has taken over my life, and has had a huge impact on my grades....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 945 words
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Born Gay? ...God Doesn't Make Mistakes! - God has declared through His loving kindness and His righteousness how He enjoys heterosexual relationships, as Creator of man and woman. God created a woman from Adam’s rib so that Adam would not be alone. Upon completion of God creating woman, God asked Adam to name her; Adam declared she would be called woman as she was created with man’s rib, but her name will be Eve as she is the first woman. Therefore, that pleased God, and we have the first marriage. A marriage where to people man and woman come together....   [tags: Homosexuality] 837 words
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Mass Media Mistakes: Implications of Archaeological Misportrayal - If you ask the majority of citizens in the United States about their opinion on the validity of geography-based cultural heritage claims, chances are they will either look at you like you are crazy or dive into an explanation about the most recent show they saw on the history channel about the repatriation of the Kennewick Man. Like any other topic, a person’s scope of knowledge in regards to archaeology is limited to the material that they have been exposed to. In today’s society, the majority of this information is gleaned from popular media sources such as National Geographic, the History Channel, Wikipedia, and other mainstream “educational” resources....   [tags: Media] 1612 words
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Great Gatsbys Past & Mistakes about it - The Reason for the Past In the words of Jan Gildewell, “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest, that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” Jay Gatsby in the book The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, didn’t only cling to the past and forget about the future but also tried to recreate it. There are symbols from Gatsby’s past that display his yearning for a different life all through this piece of literature. Gatsby’s mind can only conceive one way to change his current and undesired path of existence, and that single idea is to recreate and modify his past....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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Making Money When the Market is Mistaken! - Making Money When the Market is Mistaken. Part 1.) I did my program review on a one-hour show I watched straight through. It was called, “Making Money when the Market is Mistaken.” The lead man basically running the show was Conrad De Aenlle. He is also a writer for the New York Times and is an expert on making money. The show was basically on Stocks and how J.P. Morgan runs their company. Now nobody has ever gone broke by thinking others where stupid. There are many managers that work for J.P....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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My Mistake - Is life worth living, if you don’t see anything in front of you…?.” “Oh night in which the stars feign light, all night that alone is the size of Universe, make me, body and soul, part of your body, so that-being near darkness- I’ll lose myself and become night as well without any dreams as stars within me, nor a hoped for sun shining with the future” (F.Pessoa, “Book of Disquiet”, passage 280 ). How do I begin to tell you the story of myself. To tell you how hard it is to fight with the inner you....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 841 words
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Personal Narrative: My Mistake - Although high school was over for me in June 2009, I still think about the memories of my freshman, sophomore, and junior years. In these first three years of my high school experience I did not participate in school activities except drama club and a beauty pageant. I regret my decision of not participating in clubs, or going to the sport games, and not attending events in school. I would go back and change this decision for many reasons. Not participating in school resulted in me not meeting as many classmates as I could have....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 565 words
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National ID Card: A Mistake - Bali – October 2002. When a suicide bomber entered Paddy’s Pub Nightclub and detonated a bomb in his backpack, everybody who survived from the attack fled outside the club only to find a more powerful bomb, planted in a parked van opposite the club waiting for them. As many as 202 lives were taken away by the tragic accident, and injured 240 others. Unfortunately, it was fellow Indonesians who carried out the attack, on their own soil. They confessed to targeting foreigner in the attack. However, it is still an imaginable act of treason to one’s own country by carrying out terrorist acts in one’s own country....   [tags: National Security ]
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Mistaken Identity - I used to serve tables and one particular table will forever haunt me. After a normal meal, an older gentleman gave me his credit card to pay for his meal. The name on the card was none other than Gordie Howe. I was star struck to say the least. When I approached him, I immediately asked for his autograph on my grandparent’s fiftieth anniversary card. He looked the part and acted the part as well. After giving the card to my grandparents as a gift, I then had it appraised. I was happy to find out an authentic Gordie Howe autograph is worth anywhere from $300 to thousands, pending on the autograph....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Oedipus The King] 1461 words
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Mistaken Identities in The Taming of the Shrew - Mistaken Identities in The Taming of the Shrew     Throughout the play "The Taming of the Shrew," William Shakespeare has utilized several ingenious techniques resulting in an effective piece of work.  One of the more unique and creative methods is the use of mistaken identity.  With the use of mistaken identity, Shakespeare has successfully given the play an element of humor from the beginning to the end.   The mistaken identity within the two induction scenes must have been quite humorous for the upper-class noblemen who watched the play.  In Shakespeare's time, the upper-class often found their amusement in the poorer, more unfortunate lower-class.  Christopher Sly was no exception.  When the lord finds Sly, a drunk beggar, he immediately plots a practical joke to play on him.  The lord, who is very wealthy and obviously has a lot of time on his hands decides to treat Sly as a nobleman and see how he reacts.  In addition to ordering his servants to treat Sly as their master, he too pretends to be a servant.  The most amusing part of this induction occurs when Sly becomes convinced that he is indeed a nobleman.  When he first awakes, he thinks that everyone is playing a joke on him.  After some convincing, Sly gives in and believes that he really was suffering from a long sickness.  When Sly asks the page, who is pretending to be his wife to undress and join him in bed, the audience must have reacted with loud laughter knowing that his 'wife' is actually the same sex as he....   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays]
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The Grounds and the Grave Mistake - The Grounds and the Grave Mistake The fall weather was perfect for this. It was moist and foggy. The suns rigid rays cut across the sky and its tungsten glow illuminated the grit that separated our boards’ wheels and the cold damp ground. Kick, push, kick, push went my feet with each pace increasing my speed. Cool, crisp air gently brushed against me, caking my shirt to my sweaty chest. I flew across the concrete, hit the bowls side and ollied over the half pipes gap. I had it. I almost had it. Mid-air, the double kick flip not quiet finished, I was coming down, landing perfectly, until I slipped....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1404 words
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Mistaken Identities: Problems of Movie Discussion Boards - Mistaken Identities: Problems of Movie Discussion Boards “There’s always another mind there. Its like having the corner bar, complete with old buddies and delightful newcomers and new tools waiting to take home afresh graffiti and letters, except instead of putting on my coat, shutting the down the computer, and walking down to the corner, I just invoke my telecom program and there they are. It’s a place” is how Howard Rheingold described online communities in his essay The Virtual Community (94)....   [tags: Online Cyberspace Web Essays]
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Mistaken Presumptions - Stimulating characters that evolve with the plot are fundamental in most novels. These characters could range from the Mary Sue protagonist to the chaotically evil antagonist. In A Lost Lady, Niel Herbert is a significant character along this spectrum. Although Willa Cather herself pointed out he is merely a "peephole" and a "subordinate" to the woman she truly cared for, Niel is a central aspect since he carries the story (132: 20). Early in the novel, he is already portrayed as the classic hero as he injures himself trying to alleviate the woodpecker of its pain....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Little Mistake - Original Writing - A Little Mistake - Original Writing “Alex please report to the office, Alex to the office please,” blared over the loudspeaker into the English classroom. “Ooooooooohhhhhh!!!” the class replied in standard form, implying I must be in trouble. But I was in trouble and I knew it. I walked to the office and waited in a chair for the assistant principal to come and lecture me about how what I did was wrong. However, I wasn’t wrong, at least I didn’t think so. Tick-tock, tick-tock, seconds seemed like hours as I waited for my dreaded sentence....   [tags: Papers] 414 words
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Personal Writing - Mistake - Personal Writing - Mistake He sat there, eyes locked onto the screen. It cast an eerie glow onto his face, the only source of light in the otherwise dark room. His eyes never moving, he ran his fingers over the keys, hammering them clumsily. The long day at school had taken its toll on him. No one understood him. It filled him with a burning hate. His fellow students avoided him as if he had some sort of hideous abnormality. The teachers picked on him just because he did things differently....   [tags: Papers] 1195 words
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Damien's Big Mistake- Personal Narrative - Damien's Big Mistake- Personal Narrative This morning I arrived back at school after a brilliant half- term to find that my perfect dorm had been changed around (now where my bed was, another was placed next to it there). Not thinking much of this interruption I followed the staircase out of the top floor in my house across the 5-a-side to the dining hall, to consume an utterly disgusting school breakfast. I returned to my house to find a new face standing there in the entrance hall and I overheard Mrs T saying "And that way is the T.V room." Then my eyes caught her eyes and I pondered whether or not to slide away sneakily or to stay and find out who the intruder was....   [tags: Papers] 465 words
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The Anxiety Caused when a Mistake is Realized - The Anxiety Caused when a Mistake is Realized Sigmund Freud believed himself to be a scientist. He believed that he was not a philosopher, just a scientific thinker. Freud carefully thought everything through and always backed up his views. Before any idea went into print, Freud worked hard to make sure that he covered his theories from all angles and that he himself could not disprove one of his theories. As a scientist, Sigmund believed that he must continue to test his theories. While continuing to investigate the workings on the human mind, Freud realized that his views of anxiety tended to contradict each other....   [tags: Papers] 1014 words
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Comparing Mistaken Identity in Merchant of Venice, Comedy Errors, Twelfth Night and As You Like It - Mistaken Identity in Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and As You Like It   The ploy of mistaken identity as a plot device in writing comedies dates back at least to the times of the Greeks and Romans in the writings of Menander and Plautus. Shakespeare borrowed the device they introduced and developed it into a fine art as a means of expressing theme as well as furthering comic relief in his works. Shakespeare's artistic development is clearly shown in the four comedies The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Measure for Measure where he manages to take the germinal idea of mistaken identity and expand it to peaks its originators never fathomed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1103 words
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Truman’s Horrible Mistake to Use the Atomic Bomb - Truman’s Horrible Mistake to Use the Atomic Bomb The war was coming to a victorious conclusion for the Allies. Germany had fallen, and it was only a matter of time until Japan would fall as well. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson was at the forefront of the American war effort, and saw atomic weaponry as a way out of the most monumental war ever. As discussed in Cabell Phillips’ book, The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession, Stimson was once quoted as saying that the atomic bomb has “more effect on human affairs than the theory of Copernicus and the Law of Gravity” (55)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Intel Knows Best? A Major Marketing Mistake - INTEL Knows Best. A Major Marketing Mistake Problem Statement When Thomas Nicely, a mathematician at Lynchburg College in Virginia, first went public with the fact that Intel's new Pentium chip was defective Intel admitted to the fact that it had sold millions of defective chips, and had known about the defective chips for over four months. Intel said its reasoning for not going public was that most people would never encounter any problems with the chip. Intel said that a spreadsheet user doing random calculations would only have a problem every 27,000 years, therefore they saw no reason to replace all of the defective chips....   [tags: essays research papers] 1780 words
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