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A Nightmare - My eyes hollow, I went about my normal routines, preparing me for sleep, dreading the respite, pupils flickering unseeing before me, afraid to blink, fearing the darkness and the images spawning from it. My dreams played across the natural blinds, taunting me with each flutter of my lids, sparks of isolation, suffering, terror, all twisting and twining to form each strike at my heart, flashes of pure hateful white contrasting yet complementing the abandoned black. As the memories returned, dreams collided with reality, the two fusing seamlessly together, my breath quickening, heart quivering in my chest, the fear beating its wings viciously, trying to escape the confines of my mind once aga...   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1035 words
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The Nightmare - The Nightmare Dreams are often visions of the conscience that hold the most truth. In the novel, Cracking India, by Bapsi Sidhwa, the narrator Lenny, has a reoccurring nightmare that contains much truth about the state of India. In Lenny’s nightmare, Children lie in a warehouse. Mother and Ayah move about solicitously. The atmosphere is businesslike and relaxed. Godmother sits by my bed smiling indulgently as men in uniforms quietly slice off a child’s arm here, a leg there. She strokes my head as they dismember me....   [tags: India Indian Politics Essays]
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The Nightmare Maker - Chapter Four: He looked me in the eyes as I listened to what he said. "So I think you are in grave danger with the other nightmare makers because they want to know what you do to get through the dream catchers," he finished. I nodded slowly, I felt his eyes on me as I began to walk back to my desk. "That's it!. You're not going to worry at all?" he asked me with a pitch of anxiety in his voice. I lifted my eyes slowly after I turned around. Once I met his eyes there was a bit of humor in my voice when I said, "Worry....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1532 words
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The Nightmare - ... Either from fear, or pain I am not sure. The next thing I knew I was lying in my bed, in my apartment. Sunlight streaming through the window. I had no recollection of how I came to be there; images of violence and screams of the innocent still echoing within my head. There was a knock at the door. I called out, but no one answered. The knocking continued, this time more insistent. Light headed and exhausted, I stumble feebly to the door. But by the time I arrived and flung open the door, whomever it had been was gone.....   [tags: creative writing] 1347 words
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Nightmare On Elm Street - I was one of the very many die hard Freddy fans who did not condone this remake, in fact I was heavily against it, but I always try to go in with an open mind no matter what my expectations are. This remake gave me pretty much what I expected. Unfourtantley Nightmare On Elm Street suffers the same fate that many of the remakes do now a days. For starters it relies way too much on phony jump scares that just don't do the trick for me, and it made the Cardinal mistake of picking an attractive cast instead of pure acting talent....   [tags: Film Review] 674 words
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The Standardized Testing Nightmare - As children grow up some of their frightful memories include a visit to the dentist or to the first day in elementary school. Perhaps their greatest nightmare is standardized testing. Since starting school as first graders students are taught to test in the United States. In many cases students are placed in remedial classes or even held back because of their low grades. Many do not realize that the students with low grades are mainly students who are not good test takers, and educators start to believe that these students are low achievers....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Holiday Shopping Nightmare - Holiday shopping, for me, is a nightmare because of the abundance of crowds, all of the fighting and competitiveness. I believe those last minute shoppers are the worst, they are the ones that are rude and impatient. For some people, with lots of patience, dealing with holiday shoppers is a good experience. For people like me, who has very little patience, it is a dreadful experience. Another aspect of shopping during the holidays is dealing with tired, overworked and frustrated employees. They are just trying to get their jobs done as quickly as possible, so they can go home to their families....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare - Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare People of higher authority choose to haze others for a myriad of reasons. From inside the hazer’s mind, they may feel that what they are doing is not wrong and is tradition. Other reasons for hazing may include: keeping the new pledges under control, creating a rite of passage, and showing that a person is strong enough to endure the process (“Preventing Hazing – Reasons Not to Haze” 2). Furthermore, the hazer may not feel confident enough, resulting in bullying others in order to feel more powerful (“Hazing Fratricide of Brotherhood” 5)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Movie Industry: A Nightmare on Elm Street - ... For example, let us say there was a scene in the movie where the main character was killed by a ceiling fan that fell from the roof and in the main room of your house there was a fan as well. The uncanny would be the fear that the fan would fall on you as well. The fan has always been there and the risk factor of the fan has not changed since the time you saw the movie. The uncanny was brought out of the fan when you made the subconscious effort to bring that idea from the movie and apply it to the fan....   [tags: fear, horror films, anxiety]
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Every Dictator's Nightmare, by Wole Soyinka - Wole Soyinka's essay "Every Dictator's Nightmare" in the April 18, 1999 edition of the New York Times magazine seems almost prescient in light of the events currently occurring geopolitically. The recent events occurred in Egypt are certainly representative of the themes present in Soyinka's essay; “the idea that certain fundamental rights are inherent to all humanity" (476). Soyinka, the 1986 noble peace prizewinner for literature, portrays not only his well-formed persona in his essay, but also his well formed thoughts, devoid of literary naiveté common in so many of today’s writers....   [tags: Summary, Argumentative]
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Dream Interpretation of Sigmund Freud - ... Using the dreams of his patients who were undergoing psychoanalytical treatment was problematic because he felt that the patients he worked with were emotionally unsuitable and were not good examples of dreams; Freud states, “the dream-processes were subject to undesirable complication owing to the added presence of neurotic features”. He also worried that his patients would leave out parts of their dreams if they found them to be embarrassing or private and that they would forget much of their dreams upon waking....   [tags: nightmare, private thoughts]
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The Nightmare of The Yellow Wallpaper - "The Yellow Wallpaper" was one of the first works to chronicle the process of going insane. Its harrowing quality derives from the fact that the author knows whereof she speaks. But even though it is based on Gilman's own breakdown, the story is crafted as a work of art, because the nightmarish motif of the yellow wallpaper itself serves as a metaphor for the disintegration of the protagonist's mind. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" has no name. Generally, when the protagonist of a first-person story remains unnamed throughout the work, we take this to mean that the character represents all humankind....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays] 842 words
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Black America and the American Nightmare - Black America and the American Nightmare "The Myth of Sisyphus" parallels the lack of an "American Dream" in black America. In " The Myth Of Sisyphus, " Albert Camus describes the tragedy of Sisyphus, forever punished by the gods to push a rock up a mountain, watch the rock roll down the mountain, and then push it up the mountain again. In the words of Camus, "there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor." The "American Dream" is still alive for white Americans. They still dream of large houses, big paychecks, and hard work leading to a comfortable retirement....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 2762 words
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The Miracle Cure or Nightmare Drug? - The Miracle Cure or Nightmare Drug. I. Introduction It is pretty safe to say that the majority of the population, if given the opportunity, would like to be in good physical shape. For men it’s the perfect “V” shape, with muscles so finely sculpted, Michelangelo himself would be hard-pressed to mold a finer figure out of clay. For women, the desired look is the “hour glass” figure, with voluptuous breasts, thin and firm abs, and sharply defined legs. Of all those who desire to have a great body (basically everyone), an even greater majority of these people would like to achieve this with as little effort as possible....   [tags: Ephedra Health Weight Loss Essays]
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Human Cloning is an Ethical Nightmare - Technology today is growing at an alarming rate. Things that seemed impossible only a few years ago are now a reality, and some far fetched things such as time travel, that are present in today's science fiction movies, might possibly become reality soon as well. One prevalent idea that seemed impossible a few years ago but that is now a reality is the idea of human cloning. The fantasy that some people had about having clones of themselves or of animals a few years ago is not a fantasy anymore; it is a reality....   [tags: Clones Biology Ethics] 3119 words
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The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing - The Birthday Nightmare - Original Writing It was the misty morning of Charl's 21st birthday. Herself, her partner and her best friend were preparing to travel from dull-skied Trenton, their hometown in New Jersey to Glamorous New York to celebrate Charl's birthday. Her best friend Sarah was to drive the kitted out van and her partner Leone was to accompany Charl on their first travel from the time when they were at college. Now geared up, they set off to New York. The Dodge Durango STL was travelling down the B849 at a steady speed as Leone luckily escaped a fatal car crash when he was 11, so he was slightly uncomfortable about travelling on reasonably sized jo...   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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Miami is a Commuter’s Nightmare - Miami: A Commuter’s Nightmare Several surveys have shown the city of Miami to be one of the least preferable cities in which to drive. Every morning there is an exodus of Biblical proportions, as thousands or cars tightly pack into highways six lanes wide. More discouraging about driving in Miami is the mind-numbingly slow pace with which traffic moves. Moreover, bumper-to-bumper traffic causes many minimal damage accidents that ironically have larger, more negative, effects on traffic congestion than they actually should....   [tags: Traffic]
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My Nightmare - Original Writing - My Nightmare - Original Writing It was Monday morning, my first day of babysitting. I wanted some extra money and because it was the school holidays, I decided that babysitting for my mum's friend (Elizabeth) was a good idea. I had to look after baby John who was six months old between the hours of 9 and 4, Monday-Saturday, which I didn't mind doing because I loved kids. Elizabeth, had moved away with her husband Steve, a few years ago because of his job, but still they kept in contact....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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Rape: A Living Nightmare - Rape: A Living Nightmare Is anyone truly a stranger to nightmares. Has anyone not woken up in a feverish sweat with a racing pulse or pounding heart. Whose eyes have never wildly searched their room for the phantoms of a dream. Now, what if the familiar consolation of learning it was all in your head never came. How do you wake up from a nightmare that is, in fact, a reality. I think I’m getting ahead of myself. What I mean to say is, I was raped, and rape is a nightmare. I am a 19-year-old girl, far too old to think I know everything....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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Eminem and Urban Nightmare - Alex Radovanovic uses some very successful persuasive writing in his article Eminem: an urban nightmare. He represents his views vividly with acute detail of his point of view on the issues. His main contention in the article is that Eminem the more he is ignored will not go away and the issues of violence, racism and sexism will fester in the minds of our youths. Alex’s opinion of Eminem songs and lyrics are as he refers to ‘make me uncomfortable – some of them are downright repulsive”. This use of strong persuasive language portrays to the reader that he thinks Eminem is not someone to be admired and that his lyrics are not peaceful but despicable and unacceptable....   [tags: essays research papers] 354 words
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The Nightmare - Exhausted and beat, Kai grasps his face. The prominent slap that the girl he saved has left a mark. The battle that left one town saved and a hero in pain. His shoulder gashed deeply, a painful memory of the dragon’s last attack before being dismantled and left headless. Kai stands in distraught his right-hand holding his left shoulder and his left hand grasping his face. He watches as the girl he saved stampedes off with steam coming from her ears as her ass imprinted with a bloodied hand, the hand print that Kai had accidentally left....   [tags: Fantasy, creative writing, fiction writing] 4389 words
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My American Nightmare - My American Nightmare Many people today talk of their American Dreams…how much they want to fulfill a fantasy of houses, wives, cars, and jobs that pay well. To me, becoming the same as everyone else…fulfilling the dream of a life that I don’t want is in truth not a dream, but a horrible nightmare which my education has tried to direct me towards, and that I have fought at every turn. Anyone can live the life of another person. It’s quite simple to just copy others desires and dreams, to seek that which they seek....   [tags: Education Careers School Essays]
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My Worst Nightmare - My Worst Nightmare The howling wind rattled the windowpanes in the bitter, damp night outside. I twisted and turned under my thin covers. My teeth chattered in the chilly air around me. I couldn't sleep. My sweat dripped down my forehead and my heart was thumping hard at my chest. I was always afraid of the dark and I still am. But this was the first time I had slept alone in a hollow, ominous and shadowy room with no wallpaper....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Methamphetamine as a Sleepless Dream or Addictive Nightmare - Methamphetamine as a Sleepless Dream or Addictive Nightmare Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of "party" drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare. Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the marketing, high-speed transportation and pharmacology of this modern age has evolved....   [tags: Drugs Sleep Narcotics Speed Essays] 4515 words
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First Day at a Nightmare - Original Writing - First Day at a Nightmare - Original Writing I sat uncomfortably in the back seat with a stony expression set hard on my face. Surrounded by my childhood possessions that travelled everywhere with me; my bear, my blanket and my christening bangle, I could escape reality for a while - with them I wasn't on the way to a new school where I knew no-one - they were my protection from the harsh actuality of the real world. As the school loomed ever nearer in the dark, ominous mist of the frosty December morning, I became overwrought with nerves, shivering with apprehension, filled with dread....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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My Worst Nightmare- Original Writing - My Worst Nightmare- Original Writing As I Walked down that bitter and harsh road I looked back as he continued to walk out of my life. I t was then I realized I was making a big mistake. “Thomas” I called my words falling upon deaf ears. I had a sudden urge to wring his neck like a piece of cloth. He continued to walk on though he did look behind “Why so you can hurt me like you did to Jason?” “It wasn’t me!” I lied I should start from the beginning. My name is Debra Witch Anna Craft .Put those words together and you get Debra Witchcrafts Yep you got it in one I am powerful I don `t know how to say it let’s just say between me and you I am powerful enoug...   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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Authority Abusers are Spreading Like a Disease: Wole Soyinka's 'Every Dictator's Nightmare' - Ever since the beginning of time, rulers and dictators have tried to control the so-called lesser beings into doing anything they want them to do and made them slaves for their own pleasure. These lords of leadership have cruelly made their peasants scrub the toilet full of putrid smelling feces, lay there crying while they rape them every night, and work a field with calloused, arthritic hands that will never put the bountiful harvest to their malnourished lips because slaves are not worthy....   [tags: Dictatorship, Analytical Essay] 752 words
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Dreaming and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: The Connection - ... A possible conclusion to why the dreams are recurring could be seen in a statement by Rick Nauert in a study by PsychCentral, “dreams are a clear indication that the sleeping brain is working on memories at multiple levels, including ways that will directly improve performance”… “Our unconscious brain works on things it deems are most important” (Rick Nauert, 2010). When connecting this statement to the research done connecting trauma and the brain, it can be seen that if the brain is “stuck” in alert mode and constantly sending out danger signals, these signals may be only seen in the unconscious, through recurring nightmares or dreams, attempting to let the conscious part of a PTSD vic...   [tags: nightmare disorder, terrors]
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Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV - Comparing Eraserhead and Nightmare on Elm Street IV essay iam going to be looking at two films in particular. Eraserhead, a successful surreal film by D. Lunch, and Nightmare on Elm Street iv. These are films that distort the real. he contributions of surrealism to twentieth century art and literature are widely recognised. It would be almost impossible to write a survey of modern art or a history of modern literature or literary theory without the inclusion of surrealism. The aesthetics of the surrealists, and their impact on later artistic styles and movements in Europe, America, and elsewhere, are the subject of a growing body of work....   [tags: Papers] 1176 words
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Essay on African-American American Nightmare in Song of Solomon - American Dream or African-American American Nightmare     The Declaration of Independence was written so Americans could achieve this dream, but the African slave was never intended to be a part of this American Dream. To the African-American, there were and still are many restrictions that go along with the American Dream.   In Toni Morrison's novel, Song of Solomon, Macon Dead craved for the American Dream. He was in denial and believed that he could be just as successful as the white man....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]
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The African-American Nightmare Exposed in Black Literature - African-American Nightmare Exposed in Olaudah Equiano, Narrative of Frederick Douglass, Song of Solomon, and Push   The American Dream was founded on the concept that "all men are created equal"(Jefferson 729) and that everyone has the capability and resources to "pull themselves up by their bootstraps." The Declaration of Independence was written so Americans could achieve this dream, but was not written with the African slave in mind. The African slave was never intended to be a part of this American Dream, therefore, not capable of obtaining it....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]
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Toys R Us and the Nightmare before Christmas - Toys R Us and the Nightmare before Christmas When I tell people I worked at a toy store, they tend to respond with, “Ah, that’s so cool,” or “So, you got to play with toys all day.” I had been known to perfect my video game skills and snag action figures, but a toy store is not as fun as you may think. Children looked at me as though I was the epitome of fun and enjoyment as I offered assistance in my blue vest with a huge transfer of Geoffrey the Giraffe on the back. Parents came to me thinking I was an encyclopedia of dolls and board games....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1888 words
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Reliving the Nightmare: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Reliving the Nightmare: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After the terrorist attacks on September 11th, horrific images of the towers collapsing, survivors fleeing, and the rescue and recovery efforts inundated television viewers. In the weeks following the attacks, numerous news accounts reported increasing general anxiety among Americans, with many individuals reporting sleep difficulties and trouble concentrating. Additionally, much attention focused on the effects on those who directly witnessed and/or were injured the attacks, and whether they would suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD (4)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Foreclosure Nightmare - The American Dream is always becoming bigger and bigger. Since the end of World War II the United States has been obsessed with suburbia and America’s people have been building and borrowing ever more. The early years of this decade may have paved the way for every family to get a piece of the American Dream, but as we can all see, in the past couple of years, the financing options that enabled just about everyone to own a home were not options that were good for those consumers or the United States’ economy....   [tags: Foreclosures,]
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The American Nightmare - Dystopia- A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control, Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about, when given the definition of a dystopia famous literary works such as 1984 or A Brave New World seem to flutter the mind, but we don’t think of popular books of today that can make just as big of a dystopian impact....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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A Man's Nightmare - Jonathan Swift’s poem, “A Lady’s Dressing Room,” represents a man’s love for a woman as the author, Strephon, and audience explore the happenings inside a woman’s bedroom. Like many other men, Strephon is an obsessed lover whose vision of women is distorted by eighteenth century radical ideals of love and beauty. While the poem is a satire, Swift tries to establish that love is blind and presents that love is only based on beauty of women. By introducing an idealistic lover into a realistic environment, he examines the disturbing end results as Celia falls from her godlike state....   [tags: Character Analysis, Swift, Celia] 1560 words
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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams - According to a survey, about five to ten percent of adults have nightmares once a month or more frequently (Dr. Phil, 2013). In my case, I experienced dreaming about failing the exam when I was preparing for entering university. These kind of dreams which are repeated with the same patterns are called recurring dreams. Generally, recurring dreams have a tendency to appear in a form of nightmares, and most of the people who experience these dreams are tormented by negative feelings such as fear and anxiety....   [tags: dreaming, nightmare, journal, self-discipline]
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The American Dream to the American Nightmare - Today’s real estate market is one of uncertainty and instability. As property values continue to drop and foreclosures lead to the depreciation of more and more neighborhoods, the true bottom of the housing market is still a guessing game. The subprime mortgage collapse has taken its toll on home owners, investment groups, financial institutions, and the economy as a whole. The once thriving market that saw the construction of 2,068,000 new homes in 2005 alone has since imploded (Utt 2008). Until the foreclosures and short sales that saturate America’s neighborhoods are gone, there is no chance for any home to regain its value....   [tags: Economics ]
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The SAT: A Needless Nightmare For Students - Driving to Ferguson Senior High that morning felt like I was driving to my imminent death. I’m sure my fellow classmates would agree as well. Waiting online to enter the building is a blend of emotions between nerves, exhaustion and stress. Then hearing the proctor say “go!” and it’s a race against the clock and your future. Only one acronym has the ability to make any high school senior cringe: SAT. The exam will be the most nerve wracking four hours of your life. The silence of the room, the pronounced ticking of the clock, and going into a frenzy when the proctor says there’s five minutes left....   [tags: SAT Exam]
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Urban Sprawl: The American Nightmare - Many Americans would be shocked to learn that the American Dream may be the cause behind some of society’s most troubling problems. The dream of owning a house, a car, and a yard with a white picket fence is the driving force responsible for the phenomenon known as urban sprawl. Urban sprawl, sometimes referred to as suburban sprawl, is characterized by low density development, geographic separation of essential places, and dependence on automobiles (mackinac). Since the 1990’s, an ever-widening range of organizations have come forward to support policy promoting socially and environmentally intelligent growth, known as smart growth, in reaction to the many undesirable features of urb...   [tags: Informative Essay] 1568 words
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Epilepsy: A Parents’ Worst Nightmare - Jawaharal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India, once asserted, “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Everyone in the world face challenges, most of them face them every day of their lives. The challenges that people go through make them who they are. It determines what becomes of them and what they will do in life. If someone just gives up because of a challenge, like a disease, and thinks that they will never amount to anything then they will not ever measure to anything....   [tags: Epileptic Seizures, Treatment]
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Review of James H. Cone's Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or A Nightmare - Review of James H. Cone's Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or A Nightmare Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare written by James H. Cone is a book that takes an in depth look at Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, their ties to each other and what they meant to American society. Before the reader can understand why Martin and Malcolm developed such varying views on civil rights, he first discusses the details of the social and economic lifestyles that each man was raised....   [tags: Papers] 1304 words
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America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day - America Must Awake from the Nightmare of the Past to the Light of a New Day Nostalgia is America's fatal disease. We love to "go back," to talk of the good old days, to wish we could return to an era forever gone. This rhetoric that warms our hearts, though, is, ironically, the impetus for our national self-destruction. Nostalgia valorizes a past that never was, casts a dark shadow of distortion across the present, and prevents us from projecting a viable, sincere vision of a better future....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2414 words
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The Nightmare of Prohibition -            On midnight of January 16, 1920, American went dry. One of the personal habits and everyday practices of most Americans suddenly diminished. The Eighteenth Amendment was passed, and all importing, exporting, transporting, selling, and manufacturing of intoxicating liquor was put to an end. The Congress passed the Amendment on January 16,1919, but it only went into effect a year later. The Volstead Act was passed with the Eighteenth Amendment on October 23, 1919. The Act was named after Andrew Volstead, a Republican representative from Minnesota....   [tags: Eighteenth Amendment ]
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Spanking: A Parent and A Child's Worst Nightmare - As a child, I remember my father threatening to spank me. I left my Barbie dolls out and he stood on one. He told me that I would never forget again, so I screamed at the top of my lungs. A neighbor telephoned the police; all because of the fear of a spanking. Parents should avoid spanking their children because of the physiological and psychological pain that a child endures from this form of punishment. To commence, parents should avoid spanking their children because of the physiological consequences....   [tags: Parenting]
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The American Nightmare: Money's Hidden Curse - The American dream stands as a symbol for hope, prosperity, and happiness. But F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, examines the American dream from a different perspective, one that sheds light on those who contort these principles to their own selfish fantasies. Fitzgerald renders Jay Gatsby as a man who takes the Dream too far, and becomes unable to distinguish his false life of riches from reality. This 'unique' American novel describes how humanity's insatiable desires for wealth and power subvert the idyllic principles of the American vision....   [tags: American Literature ]
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O'Brien's Things They Carried Essay: An American Nightmare - History has shaped every country and their people, in particular negative experiences like the Holocaust in Nazi-Germany or the Vietnam war, involving the United States in a grueling controversy from 1964 until 1975. The author Tim O'Brian confronts an American audience in his short stories "The Things They Carried" with the inhumane consequences of political and military power decisions by rewriting history from a subjective,individual point of view. Thus he forces the audience to take a stand, to ask questions, to get morally and ethically involved....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]
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Napster - Stare And Live The Nightmare - For many years the record companies have fixed record prices to avoid competing with each other and to maximize their profits. Currently, the record companies are collaborating in order to force Napster to shut down. The record companies are claiming that Napster is breaking copyright laws. Napster is a peace of software available for free on the Internet, which allows you to download almost any song you can think of. All you need to get Napster is a computer and Internet connection, the faster the better....   [tags: essays research papers] 1349 words
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Capital Punishment: California's Financial Burden and Legal Nightmare - ... On the 31st of January, 2011, a private practice California attorney by the name of David Andersen reported spending “most of the previous year on one death penalty trial.” [The Death of the American Death Penalty , 122] This is a significant fact because Andersen states there are “few qualified attorneys”, and the state is very strict about not “[appointing] unqualified ones.” Even after all of the time and resources, Anderson claims that “most prosecutors and judges don’t have much experience with death penalty cases and don’t know what they are doing” [The Death of the American Death Penalty , 122], causing them to make appeal warranting mistakes very often....   [tags: inneficient, ineffective, death sentence]
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Kids Worst Nightmares - Kid’s Worst Nightmare The worst nightmare for a child in elementary school is to hear his/her teacher say they will have no recess. Most children look forward to recess every day and some could even play everyday all day if they could. It is a time for them to let off all the stress that has built up from school work, and a time for them to be themselves. The council on Physical Education for Children agree that recess is a necessity, they state that “Recess is a time that gives children opportunities to engage in physical activity, to developing, healthy bodies which in return would create healthy minds and bodies that would be capable for learning” (COPEC, 2001)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1177 words
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What is the Purpose of Dreaming - ... “As an adult troubling or frightening are often an indication of unresolved issue from the past.” (Roberts, 2011) The reasons why kids have nightmares is because kids go through a tantrum stage. This is because they often have bad dreams because they’re too young to articulate what’s bothering them, so this way dreams are manifested in their dreams. They usually dream about monsters which is reflected as the problem. When kids have nightmare we should talk to them and ask them what’s wrong so that they can let go of what is bothering them....   [tags: lucid dreams, sleeping, REM, nightmares]
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Why do People Crave Horror Films - ... Like with the fear of heights, most humans have this fear. It takes courage for someone who’s afraid of heights to climb the Statue of liberty to check out the view. King implies that humans put themselves through this “nightmare” to satisfy their pathos, it gives them a sense of normalcy. Fear is something we are all programed to experience. King points out people with a “hysterical fear of snakes, the dark, the tight place, the long drop” (405). With use of these examples he better illustrates his definition of what fear means to him, which is someone with a mental illness....   [tags: horror movies, stephen king, insanity]
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