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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: Fictional Writing] 1532 words
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A claustrophobic 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 again, craving the freedom it’s discovered in my sleeping horror....   [tags: Fictional Writing, hallucinogen, drug] 1035 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - Missing Works Cited 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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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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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 journeys....   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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The American Dream...Now A Nightmare - The American Dream Turned Into A Nightmare This whole crisis started with the boom of the Real Estate market and the banks started lending money by offering loans at low rates attracting buyers and investors. Many banks offered loans such as interest only, option arms, and negative accumulating loans at very low interest rates so buyers would choose them over regular fixed rate loans thinking they were saving money, and most importantly it was easier to qualify. The banks did not advise the buyers of the high interest rates they would be facing in a period of time and told them their home value would increase more giving them a chance to resell it for a profit later on, but now they are all stuck....   [tags: Economics] 1917 words
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Hazing: Fun-Filled Nightmare - ... Tim Marchell said that one individual will be harmed by a hazing activity that others consider acceptable (Grynberg 3). Unfortunately, once a person is hazed, they are much more likely to haze others as revenge (“Research & Theory 4). Travis Apgar, associate dean of students for fraternity and sorority affairs at Cornell, explained that while some people have the ability to deal with a certain level of physical or mental abuse, other may not be able to deal with the same kind of treatment. (Grynberg 3)....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: The Nightmare - 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: Yellow Wallpaper essays] 842 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 enough to speed up the end of world....   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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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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O'Brien's Things They Carried Essay: An American Nightmare - The Things They Carried: 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....   [tags: Things They Carried 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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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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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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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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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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Kayla's Nightmare - Kayla was about thirteen or fourteen and her sister was twelve. Their mother asked them to walk to the store to get a few things before it closed because it was about to close at 8:30pm and it was already 8:00pm. They said ok and they began to walk to the store to get what she’d already asked. And once they left the store they began to walk back home. It was dark and Kayla knew they needed to rush home. So this car was pulling on the side of her and her sister and was driving slow but the windows were dark so the girls couldn’t see....   [tags: Fictional Writing, descriptive] 901 words
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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 - ... In the conclusion of Death of a Salesman Willy takes his own life because he cannot handle the pressure of his job or anything in his life, the conclusion of Fight Club the narrator almost takes his own to kill the alter ego that is can represent the ruin in his life. Yes, Tyler Durden was trying to let his followers of both fight club and Project Mayhem escape the conformity America but instead creates another dystopia but when he created fight club he then created another dystopia for the men to drown in....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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A Man's Nightmare - ... The vivid description of her chaotic dressing room does not fit the portrayal of a refined and traditional lady. Thus, Strephon begins to wonder what kind of lady Celia is. Therefore, Swift condemns the glorification women receive from society in order to destroy the unrealistic and capricious ideals of love. Moreover, as Strephon surveys deeper into the room, nothing gets past him. He finds more items that begin to turn his bowels such as the basin where “she spits and here she spews” (ln 35) and articles of clothing that can only be assumed to have been worn on plenty occasions as they have been apparently greased and stained (ln 35-54)....   [tags: Character Analysis, Swift, Celia] 1560 words
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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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The American Dream. Or Nightmare? - Benjamin Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorne were both very important to America’s early literature. Franklin’s “Autobiography” and Hawthorne’s “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” represents the extremes of leaving home. Franklin makes accomplishing the American dream of the self-made man look easy. Hawthorne, however, revises and critiques that dream, showing the harsh realities of the real world. Franklin reveals his life story as a way to show the people of America that determination, hard work, and intelligence lead to success, while Hawthorne describes the harsh world waiting once youth and innocence are gone....   [tags: essays research papers] 1358 words
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The Nightmare of Waking Up - As I wake up, I force open my eyes breaking through what the sandman has deposited from the night before. I must have slept with my mouth open because I can taste the stale saliva that is now in my mouth, making me desperately want a glass of water. Rolling over to the edge of my bed I started gazing lazily at my small and cluttered room. My eyes pass around my room and over the different girls in bikini posters that multiple friends have given me over the years until I reach my alarm clock, seven-thirty....   [tags: fiction, narrative essay, descriptive essay] 669 words
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The American Dream to the American Nightmare - ... This loan offered borrows the option of paying the interest accumulated only for a set time frame which is usually 5-10 years (Utt 2008). This type of loan is cheaper in the beginning due to the fact that they were not paying any of the principal. In 2006 the numbers of these loans have reached 1.4 trillion and accounted for 48% of residential mortgages (Utt 2008). These loans and lending practices greatly contributed to the foreclosure rate and overall housing collapse, but they were not the only contributing factors....   [tags: Economics ]
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The American Nightmare: Money's Hidden Curse - ... Embedding himself within his dreams, Gatsby finds solace in his fantasy of wealth and the false joy of having it. Taking pleasure from such a materialistic item dulls Gatsby's soul until it is as cold as the cash he covets so much. For Gatsby, like many upper class Americans, fails to realize that the American dream is not merely about wealth, but finding contentment in living, one luxury that Gatsby never achieves. Instead of following the American dream of 'pursuing happiness' Gatsby focuses on using his assets to bring consummation to an otherwise empty life....   [tags: American Literature ]
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Spanking: A Parent and A Child's Worst Nightmare - ... They do not connect the spanking to their actions; they only feel the pain (Straus, 2011). After time, the children become helpless because they cannot get the pain to stop because they do not know the indecency of their actions (Family Times, 2011). As children mature, they begin to believe that their own parents do not respect them; the spanking was humiliating, so why should other people respect them. Parents who spank their children argue that it demonstrates their disapproval. Discipline is derived from the Latin word disciplina which means instruction; because spanking lacks communication, it does not qualify as a form of discipline (Family Times, 2011)....   [tags: Parenting]
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Genetic Enhancement: Society's Worst Nightmare - ... John gets accepted into a prestiges school, while Joe goes to technical school. John ends up becoming a doctor and making a six-figure annual salary, while Joe ends up becoming a welder making between an annual salary between $30,000 and $40,000. Judging by what was labeled successful in the beginning of the paragraph, the more successful person is obviously John. Of course this is just a hypothetical example and Joe could just as well become a doctor without being genetically enhanced or John (genetically enhanced) not becoming a doctor....   [tags: Informative, Social Issues] 1975 words
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The American Nightmare: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun - In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, she uses the African American Younger family as a representation of the entire race’s struggle for the American Dream. America has always had slogans such as “the land of the free” and “liberty and justice for all”. The Younger family is finding out, like generations before them, the American Dream isn’t at all what it seems if you’re black. The family eagerly awaits the insurance check from the death of their father, while living a life of constant struggle and hardships, in a Chicago neighborhood, on the Southside of town....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun, racism, ]
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Nightmares - Nightmares Usually when you end up drifting off to sleep, you fall into a deep sleep and begin to experience a so called dream.” However, most children, and even some adults, experience some even more terrifying so called dreams. These dreams are called nightmares. Nightmares have been occurring in people’s sleep for hundreds of years. People have been interested in them for centuries and they have quite an interesting past to them. People used to believe that the dream anxiety attack was caused by a demon pressing up against a person’s chest during their sleep....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Okalahoma critical analysis - Okalahoma critical analysis The original production of Oklahoma opened at the St. James Theatre, New York, on Wednesday March 31, 1943. The top ticket price was $4.80. It ran on Broadway for over five years, besting the previous record holder Hellzapoppin by more than two years. For fifteen years, from 1946 until 1961, Oklahoma held the record as the longest running show in Broadway history. When Okalahoma closed on Broadway May 29, 1948 after 2,212 performances, more than four and a half million people had seen it there....   [tags: Drama] 1135 words
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Orwell and Totalitarian Propaganda - A totalitarian government's use of propaganda to psychologically manipulate its citizens is an idea that concerned Orwell greatly. He predicted that psychological manipulation would create problems in society by taking away individual expression and enforcing thoughts amongst the people. It is clear to see his negative attitude towards this subject through the comparisons of governmental propaganda use between "Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War" and in the novel 1984. The fundamental ideas of political strategy during the Spanish Civil War are magnified through use of propaganda by Oceania's government in 1984....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 1901 words
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Dreams: Nightmares The Myths & Facts About It! - When we go to bed at night we close our eyes and hope we have a great dream. What happens when the dream is not so pleasant. Instead you have a horrible dream called a nightmare. Nightmares can be very disturbing. When it comes to the human mind, it is hard for us to know why it acts a certain way, but we can always try to learn. Everyone has had a nightmare one time or another maybe when they were a child or even as an adult. But what happens when the nightmares are constant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Reality is Like A Dream in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates - Reality is Like A Dream in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates intrigues readers in her fictional piece “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by examining the life of a fifteen year old girl. She is beautiful, and her name is Connie. Oates lets the reader know that “everything about her [Connie] had two sides to it, one for home, and one for anywhere but home (27). When Connie goes out, she acts and dresses more mature than she probably should....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Free Essays - Comparing Time in Macbeth and As You Like It - A Comparison of Time in Macbeth and As You Like It In Shakespearean drama, a dynamic and explosive fusion of jealousy, pride, anger and ambition is characteristic for heroes’ behaviour. The tragedy was caused by the excessive flaw in character - self-respect and dignity combined with the feelings of hate and revenge. A disaster usually occurred to lead to destruction of the protagonist. Due to divine justice, punishment is inevitable and therefore no happy ending is possible. Therefore, time is the hero’s main enemy, mercilessly working against him....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 528 words
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Lord Of The Flies Essay - The book, Lord of the Flys, can be interpreted in many different ways. Depending on the point of view of the reader, William Golding has opinions on man and society. Golding is inaccurate for making the assumption that all people are born with evil within them and are not affected by their surroundings. In the book, the author uses a being called “the beast” to simulate the fear and evil people have inside. The boys on the island apparently see a beast in the forest, which scares them and gives them nightmares....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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