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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 - I waved to my friends as they disappeared down the street in a hansom cab. I had just spent a pleasant evening with them at the theater. Laughing and making merry. But now I needed to be alone. Throughout the course of the evening, a pressure had been building within my head. At first it had been slight, but by the end of the evening, I was finding it difficult to concentrate. This was not the first time it had happened to me. Over the course of a few months I had started to feel it, as if there was something within me trying to get out....   [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 - Through the years, countless movies have been made with the central theme of scaring the viewer. What is fear. According to Merriam-Webster, Fear can be defined as being as being afraid of someone or something. When studying about horror movies, it is important to know the definition of fear and horror. “Horror dares to say that everything is not okay. The control was never ours to being…something other, rather than something else, is at work…The function of horror is incredibly simple. It reminds us that we are not alone” (Yeats)....   [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 - Everyone in the world has had at least one dream in their lifetime. Most people don’t think much about the dreams they have, unless they are recurring. Most people today wake up from a dream or nightmare saying, “thank heaven that was a dream,” or “too bad that was just a dream.” Many times these dreams or nightmares have more meaning than we think. After a friend told me about some weird dreams he had been having I decided to research the meaning of dreams. I will focus on Sigmund Freud’s idea that understanding our dreams can help us to understand ourselves, and live a much happier and fulfilled life....   [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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Nightmare- a 10 year old Quarter Horse Gelding - Case study #1: Nightmare a 10 year old Quarter Horse gelding HISTORY AND PRESENTATION: Nightmare presented for evaluation of his poor appetite and poor manure production. He has been uninterested in food for three days or more prior to his arrival. He has been treated in the field 2 days or more prior. He was referred for suspected gastric ulcers or mild colic. There was no improvement in appetite despite Banamine, nasogastric intubation with mineral oil and water, and anti-ulcer medication. He had not defecated for 24 hours....   [tags: Poor Appetite, Poor Manure Production]
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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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Dramatic Energy, Symbolism and Emotion in Fuseli's The Nightmare and Poe's The Raven - ... The incubus posing on the woman's stomach is off centered, and instead his shadow on the deep red curtain serves the perspective center of the work. The woman's body twists dramatically and her arm hangs limply off the bed. Poe, in The Raven, creates a similar sense of dynamic drama. He employs consonance, writing "the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain," and the repeated sounds reflect the ssshing sound curtains make. This consonance creates the eerie atmosphere that perturbs the narrator....   [tags: Art, Romanticism]
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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 - Introduction According to the dictionary diagnosis in PsychCentral, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is defined as a “debilitating mental disorder that follows experiencing or witnessing an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event” (PTSD Info & Treatment, 2013). While this definition describes the general definition of PTSD, the DSM-IV states that the criteria for being diagnosed with PTSD varies between a person who “experienced, witnessed, or was confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others” and/or “the person’s response involved intense fear, helplessness, or horror” (DSM-IV, Ap...   [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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My Nightmare - It was a freezing Friday afternoon. It was superbly cold outside, that’s why Aria, Blair, and I snuck into Mrs. Clark’s class for recess instead of going out. We walked into the warm cream colored classroom, it was simple yet comforting. In the back was an oak wood shelf on top of it was a cage holding Mrs. Clark’s pet snake, Regis. Next to Regis’ cage was something standing tall in the back of the classroom. The odd object was covered in a shimmering gold cloth. At that time, we were still standing in the doorway as Aria said,” I forgot my cupcake in my locker, I’ll be right back.” Blair and I slowly walked to the mysterious cloth, wondering what we would find....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay] 607 words
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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 Dream, the Global Nightmare - There is no escape. It encompasses every factor of the modern American lifestyle. It all begins with "The American Dream," in which everyone strives to become part of the ideal, the obsession, that supposedly defines how happiness can be obtained. But happiness is not, contrary to the beliefs of the American Dreamers, measured on a checklist including 2.5 kids, 1 dog, 1 cat, quaint house in suburbs, white picket fence, 2 car garage, freshly mowed lawn, etc. That image is a facade over the ever-crumbling ashheaps of our world....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 1421 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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Jay Gatsby the Dream: Charlie Wales the Nightmare - Whenever a prospective writer enters their first workshop the golden rule is write what you know, even when it comes to less than realistic texts like Science Fiction. There might not be humanlike androids walking around, but writers can use their personal feelings of oppression and isolation to make the story flow and feel realistic. Realistic aspects of fiction is what makes stories attainable. This is even true when it comes to writers from the early 20th century; “Babylon Revisited” not only stands out a national story with the fall from the grace that was the Jazz Age, but is also the personal story of Fitzgerald’s fall from a Gatsby character to Charlie Wales....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Capital Punishment: California's Financial Burden and Legal Nightmare - Capital Punishment in the state of California represents the ideals of justice in no way which can justify the great financial and legal burden required to maintain a system that has not actually put any person to death since 2006. It is somewhat of a mystery why California voters allow the process to continue despite having opportunities on fairly recent ballots to discontinue the practice. The current implementation of capital punishment in the state of California spends large amounts of money on the many legal proceedings and processes, while carrying out so few executions of death row prisoners that some would label California as a “De-facto prohibition” state regarding it's practices o...   [tags: inneficient, ineffective, death sentence]
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Utopia, by Thomas More: Your Wost Nightmare - Utopia is a brilliant novel written by Thomas More. The idea of a utopia seems impossible, how can anyone live in a perfect place when perfection is in the eyes of the beholder. The Utopia in this novel is nothing more than abundant of already established ideas therefore it can’t not truly be a Utopia. The abolition of private property is one of More's chief criticisms of Utopia; it seems to mimic the common understandings of communism, which Thomas More’s character Raphael has been accused of protecting not only by me, so this not a new concept....   [tags: Utopia, Thomas More]
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The American Dream: Too Frequently a Nightmare - I think that the American Dream is a social ideal based on equality in social, political and economic rights and privileges. The constitution of this country suggests that every person who lives on American soil is free. In the United States’ Declaration of Independence our founding fathers:"…held certain truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." I consider these words to be the foundation of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 1866 words
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The Truth Behind Nightmares - The Truth Behind Nightmares Introduction Have you ever experienced a dream that caused you to awaken feeling utterly terrified for no apparent reason. If so, then you have most likely experienced a nightmare, which everyone has at least once in his or her life. Nightmares are dreams that are extremely realistic and vividly disturbing to the victim and occur during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (Chanin, 2012). They are not to be confused with night terrors, which occur when the victim has first fallen asleep and are only feelings, not actual dreams, and the victim cannot remember why they awoke feeling frightened (Chanin, 2012)....   [tags: anxiety, rage, sorrow, or disgust]
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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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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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Reading Nightmares - Reading Nightmares Reading nightmares exist at many different levels. There are nightmares at the national and state levels. There are nightmares within the field of reading education, and with teachers across all subject areas. This is a key point in the article “Exploring reading nightmares of middles and secondary school teachers” by William P. Bintz. At the national and state levels, research indicates that students experience a declining interest and slowing development in reading from the seventh grade on (Farr, Fay, Myers , & Ginsberg, 1987)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Human Genetic Engineering: Dreams and Nightmares - Technological breakthroughs and advancements have occurred so rapidly since the dawn of the information age, that one often overlooks the great power humanity holds over the building blocks of life itself. While our understanding and mapping of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences has been slow coming since Friedrich Miescher’s isolation of the double-helix shaped molecule, efforts in recent decades to map the human genome have opened many doors to the potential manipulation of life’s basic elements....   [tags: human genome, human genetics, cloning]
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