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Description of Enteroctopus Dofleini Giant Octopus - There are over 200 different octopus species found worldwide, but the North Pacific giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is the largest octopus of its species; its name derives from its genus belonging to the enteroctopus, located in the coastal north pacific in shallow waters. “Perhaps the most reviled and misunderstood' ( William L. High September 1976) creature; they aren't harmful but they are curious beings, not vicious sea monsters like we see in movies. They don't have an aggressive nature; their curiosity is a remark of their incredible intelligence....   [tags: pacific octopus, octopi, marine biology]
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Consumer Benefits from the Octopus Dominance - Introduction Octopus Card is a single card which integrates in our daily life and plays a significant role in the country. Since 1997, the Octopus officially launched the fare collection system in Hong Kong (Octopus Cards Limited, 2014). The early Octopus Card allowed user to travel across various public transport such as bus, rail and ferry. It is a successful starting to make everyday life easier for users. The Octopus obtained Deposit-taking Company authorization from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in 2000 (Octopus Cards Limited, 2014)....   [tags: credit card services, hong kong]
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The Octopus - Review - At the turn of the century, American readers were interested only in stories with happy endings, where goodness was praised and evil was punished. They did not particularly care if that was a false interpretation of the way life really was. When men such as Frank Norris, the author of The Octopus, wrote angrily of the injustices and poverty to be found in America, readers turned away. The Octopus made them change their minds. The course of the novel and the reality of its characters held the readers’ attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 1000 words
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The Octopus Man - The Octopus Man They change color, texture, and body shape... have three hearts... are jet powered... have members in every ocean of the world... have inspired legends and stories since recorded history... are the most intelligent of all invertibrates, yet are related to clams and oysters... have eyes and senses that rival our own... and can make their own smoke screen decoys out of ink. They are Cephalopods - octopi, cuttlefish, squids, etc. - and they are far more fascinating than one might think....   [tags: essays papers] 741 words
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Octopus - Recently, researchers have discovered the existence of an extremely unique type of octopus. The species, known as the Indo-Malayan octopus, has the ability to alter its shape, form, and color pattern to mimic or imitate other sea creatures in order to avoid predation (2). The discovery of the mimic octopus is noteworthy because no other type of cephalopod is known to have impersonation abilities. The octopus is also not limited to one imitation. Researchers have observed up to eight different formations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1097 words
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Life of Octopus Dofleini - Life of Octopus Dofleini Introduction This is a research report on octopuses in general, however will focus in on a particular species of octopus, the North Pacific Giant or octopus dofleini , which is a bottom dwelling octopus that lives on coasts of the pacific ocean, from California to north Japan. This report will cover the habitat, and lifestyle of this amazing mollusk, that is so often misunderstood. The octopus is a very intelligent, and resourceful invertebrate whose natural abilities should make this a fairly interesting reading....   [tags: essays research papers] 1459 words
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Comparing Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus - Motivation of Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus       In both William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus by Frank Norris, a character is faced with the moral issues involved with operating his business. Howells' character, Silas Lapham (The Colonel) and Norris' Magnus Derrick are both desirous to have a prominent position in their respective societies, but are in the precarious situation of having to deploy immoral methods to achieve this coveted stature during the course of harder times....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena Maculosa - The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena maculosa Hapalochlaena maculosa, commonly known as the blue-ringed octopus, is a golf ball-sized cephalopod inhabiting the waters around Tasmania and southeastern Australia with a highly potent neurotoxin that it uses as a predatory and defensive mechanism. H. maculosa does not actually synthesize its venom, but rather, the neurotoxin (known as maculotoxin) is produced by a bacterial symbiont of the octopus that lives in its salivary glands. While not overly aggressive, H....   [tags: Poisonous Australia Wildlife Essays]
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Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid - Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid * Since early times, tales of horror have been gone around strange sea creatures, especially the giant squid and the fearsome octopus. They are among the largest, strongest, fastest, most cunning, and ferocious of all animals. Many of them, however, are quite harmless and are useful in a variety of ways. _________________________________________ *The Eight-Armed Octopus The octopus is a soft, bag-shaped creature. It has eight long, slender arms, with cup shaped suckers and connected by thin membranes (a thin flexible tissue in the body), which reach out in all directions....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Zoology Biology Quiz: Arthropods and Worms - ... a. Radial symmetry b. Bilateral symmetry c. Digestive tract d. Endoskeleton Answer: D, endoskeleton 2) Most reproduction in the phylum echinoderms is. a. They’re hermaphrodites b. Asexually c. Sexually d. They don’t reproduce Answer: C. they reproduce sexually and externally Cnidarian: Cnidarians were the first species to have muscles and nerves to produce behavior; they were also the first to have a mouth and a stomach to digest food. Each Cnidarian has a different way of living and they have various body shapes/sizes....   [tags: Annelids, Chordates, Insects] 1274 words
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Ben Franklin Norris - Benjamin Franklin Norris, one of the leading figures in the naturalistic style of writing, was born in Chicago in 1970. During his teenage years he moved to 1822 Sacramento Street to live with his father in San Francisco. He traveled to Paris and studied Art and was first exposed to one of his influential writers Emile Zola. He returned to San Francisco and studied the philosophy of evolution at the University of California at Berkley. He transferred to Harvard and took writing classes under Lewis E Gates....   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Menacing Monsters in "The Sea Raiders" by H. G. Wells - Human's infatuation with monsters bind the works on the English 23 syllabus into one common theme: monsters. Monsters have stood the test of time, and their stories continue to be one of the most common themes in fictional literature. All of the short stories and books assigned to English 23 are full of monsters: Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead, John Gardner's Grendel, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein all have some sort of monster intertwined within their plots....   [tags: European Literature] 741 words
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Love in a Snow Globe - Love in a Snow Globe Packing for college is a normal and exciting event in many newly turned legal adults’ lives. It is the first time they get to live with peers in place of nosy parents. Some items are packed are out of necessity, such as clothes, and others are to decorate the bland white walls and wooden desks to show some personality, which are all the things every teenager tells their parents they “need” to bring. When it was finally my turn to pack for college, there were many boxes that I “needed” to bring....   [tags: Snow Globes Personal Narratives Essays] 1001 words
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Improving Student Perception of Grammar - Its time to come clean, face the facts and admit the truth - students are scared of grammar. From the days of crayons and nap time straight through high school they always hope and pray that a random fire drill, a.k.a. a gift from God, will disrupt the dreaded grammar lessons and exercises. As the semesters continue to pass by students become elated as grammar turns into nothing more than a minute beep on the radar screen that is the weekly lesson plan. However, nearly every student walks into English class dealing with the fear that he will be called on to explain even the simplest rules of possession or number....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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The Wiggles: A Children's Show - Show #2: The Wiggles 1. Give the title or brief description of the television program or scene. The Wiggles are four men who entertain children with song and dance. The characters of the show are Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus , Captain Feathersword and the friendly Pirate . In this show they were singing a song encouraging children to be friendly even if they have a bad Day. The song also validated childrens emotions, saying it is okay to feel that way . But there is also something that you can do about it....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard - Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard Zarathustra is always a favorite, with the ringing of God is dead throughout the mountains. Re-evaluating our idols, discovering the significance of their dethroning and how it relates to the intricate web that we create for our lives. Zarathustra, holy man in his blasphemy, ushering in a new era where the last men are eradicated, the filthy vermin masquerading intelligence led by the promise of cheese. Formerly the world was a mad place, filled with mice traps, and the drool pours down their uncomprehending faces....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
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Ultimate Pets: How an Independent Pet Shop Competes with Giant Pet Store Chains - This essay explains how I intend to open an independent pet store, Ultimate Pets. Although there are already several pet stores in my community which are owned and operated by the giant pet super-store chains, I will position Ultimate Pets in the market so that it can successfully compete with the established pet super-store chains. As a business in the pet industry, an exotic pet shop offers many products that a large corporation would, but differentiates in a way with the wide range of animals it actually carries in stock....   [tags: pet industry analysis, entrepreneur essays]
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SWOT Analysis of the Balanced Scorecard in the UK Banking Sector - In the last two decades of the 20th century, the UK banking industry experienced huge change because of three factors: deregulation, new technology and increasing competition (Gardener et al, 1999, cited in Hailey et al, 2005). Some banks such as NatWest, Halifax and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), have successfully survived from the impact of the new century. Just as the head of employee at RBS indicates, the most significant part of their success is the use of the Balanced Scorecard in the performance of employees....   [tags: Finance]
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The National Aquarium In Baltimore: An Educational Experience For Everyone - Did you know that the frog species were the first animals with vocal cords. Did you know that seahorses are actually fish not little serpents or mermaids as legend tells us, and that it is the male who becomes pregnant, not the female. Did you know that an area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. If not, then you should definitively consider making a visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Dramatic architecture and bright outdoor graphics invite you to investigate further this jewel of the city's vital Inner Harbor area....   [tags: aquatic animals, marine animals, marine] 1782 words
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Finding Stress Relief in the Ocean: Literature and Pop Culture - No life is without stressors of physical, biological, and environmental origins. Each stressor has a unique affect on an individual, but most people can handle these affects in moderation. However, when stressors become intense or compound upon each other, they can cripple individuals. To prevent such debilitation, people must find temporary escapes from the pressures they normally face. Among many forms of release, the ocean can act as both a mental and physical barrier. The ocean’s otherworldly qualities can captivate individuals and distract them from their issues, providing a temporary escape from overstressing, which can have extremely negative health effects, and can even lead to the p...   [tags: Stressor, henry wadsworth]
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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]
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Industrial Capitalism in Each Man’s Son by Hugh McLennan - Each Man’s Son, by Hugh MacLennan, is set in Cape Breton where the mining industry acts as the focal point in the lives of most characters. Mining brings “great wealth and prosperity, as well as great misery and environmental destruction” (Armstrong et al. vii). Industrial capitalism, in Each Man’s Son, is a toxic force that aids in presenting the negative social and physical effects on the community of Broughton through the changes in environment, the physical and emotional repercussions of the colliery being bombarded onto men, and the emotional effects the colliery has on women....   [tags: environment, mining industry, coal]
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Perception of Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society - To What Extent Does a Person’s Relationship With Their Family Members Influence Their Perception of Their Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society. Although there are many cultures within the Australian society of today, to what extent does a person’s relationship with their family members influence their perception of their culture. It seems that for many of the Eastern and Australasian cultures that have integrated themselves into Australian society, these relationships are definitely something that influences their perception of their culture....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
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Sperm Whales: Physiology of the Deep Diver - Introduction The Order Cetacea is one of the most distinctive and highly specialized groups of mammals. Over the course of evolutionary history, cetaceans have become adapted to surviving and prospering in a vast aquatic environment. One of the most important obstacles they have overcome is the ability to be obligate ocean dwellers while still breathing oxygen. Cetaceans are able to remain underwater for extended periods of time, returning only to the surface to exhale. Diving beneath the surface is an essential component of life for these species since almost all of their food sources are found under the surface of the ocean....   [tags: order cetacea, biology]
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Marine Life: Seychelles and Scuba Diving - Seychelles is considered to have some of the top scuba diving sites of the world. The marine life is plentiful enough to satisfy even the most imaginative underwater enthusiast, and the picturesque setting of the granite formations make delving into the blue waters a magical experience. The Seychelles offers a multitude of dive sites that are diverse and cater for all levels of experience. The Seychelles is made up of the world’s most beautiful islands lying just four degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Archipelago, Tourist Attractions] 1133 words
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Modern Like Me: The Casa Malaparte - Modern Like Me When analyzing a form of art it is important to understand the context in which it was created, as well as the creator. This is especially true when anazlying the Casa Malaparte, designed by Curzio Malaparte. Curzio referred to the Casa Malaparte as “a house like me,” and wanted it to be a house-as-manifesto for modern architecture. Casa Malaparte emanates a sense of modernity with many architectural elements from the see through fire place, to the white curvilinear bris soleil on its rooftop terrace....   [tags: The Mediterranean, European Art]
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Philip Rosedale’s Coffee & Power - Coffee & Power is the name of a new online crowdsourcing website. It seeks to match up workers with work using the power of freelance initiative and mobile devices, like laptops and cell phones. It is enhanced by having not only an online address but a café located in downtown San Francisco that serves as a focal point for the site. Other enhancements include a “virtual currency and payment system, live communications and public chat and a game-like rating and review system.” (blog) Users can log in remotely to sign up for jobs or check into the café to power up with free coffee, check the boards for new jobs and network together....   [tags: Technology]
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The Extinction of The Dinosaurs - Extinction of Dinosaurs Many different theories exist as to why the dinosaurs went extinct. We know for sure most dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The majority of scientists agree on a number of theories as to what brought the end of the dinosaurs. The most popular theory is that an asteroid ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Another theory, massive climate change in the pre-historic atmosphere, caused all the dinosaurs to die. Some scientists believe that mammals out competed dinosaurs for food and other resources....   [tags: asteroid, shock wave, crater]
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Personal Impression of Spanish Food - For this project, I went to an authentic Spanish restaurant named Cafe Iberico. The restaurant was centered around tapas, or small dishes. The inside was covered in tile which was similar to Spain where they used tile on all the buildings and even sidewalks. The rest of the restaurant looked very genuine, with Spanish paintings hung along the wall. The restaurant had a tapas bar which presented a large display of tapas in a large glass case where people could order from the bar. The restaurant even had a small deli in the back where people could get Spanish cheese, and many types of Spanish sausage that included chorizo and morcillia (blood sausage)....   [tags: Paella, Spain, Restaurant]
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Recreational vs. Technical Diving - After two years of recreational diving I have learned some of the ins and outs of the dive community. Diving has become such an enjoyable experience for me that I have decided to make a career change and work towards my dream of being a commercial diver. Before making such a life altering decision, it is important to understand the differences between the two in order to further understand the depth of my decision. In this essay, I will compare portions of recreational diving to its equivalent in technical diving....   [tags: Diving]
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Today’s Global Culinary Scenes - I love to eat all kinds of food from all over the world from bold, flavorful Asian and Caribbean cuisine to complex and technical French cuisine, etc. But sometimes nothing compares to eating simple food with minimal fresh ingredients and preparation. Today’s global culinary scenes are dominated mostly by Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Tex-Mex and even French cuisine, which I think is too pricey and overrated. One type of cuisine which I think is delicious, exquisite, tasty, etc. And underrated is Greek cuisine....   [tags: greek cuisine, greece, greek food] 834 words
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Culture of Japan - Culture of Japan The Japanese have been around for many years. They are a very distict population where their culture influences many aspects of our lives. A brief history of Japan will enlighten the many ideas and topics in which explains how and why these ideas play a role in their culture. Shinto is the older animist religion of traditional Japan. However, Japans’ religious status is Buddhism. This faith has been sacred for just litte over twelve hundred years. These two religions have intertwined and influenced each other and Japanese culture....   [tags: Japan] 690 words
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Radio Frequency Identification - I. INTRODUCTION RADIO frequency identification (RFID) technology is gaining attention both from academicians and from practitioners. RFID has the potential to serve as a fundamental technology for ubiquitous services where both objects and people can be identified automatically via attached RFID tags [35]. However, with the promise of RFID technology come issues that need to be addressed for its widespread acceptance by consumers. For example, the use of RFID technology by retailers and government agencies raises questions about potential violation of personal information privacy [35], and potential security threats to personal information [40]....   [tags: Technology, Communication] 1455 words
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The Bottlenose Dolphin - Have you ever wondered how the Tursiops Truncatus dolphin got its name. It got its name because it's nose, which is short and stubby. The Tursiops Truncatus' coloring is different from other dolphins. Their physical appearance is intriguing and distinctive. They have fascinating family life and eating habits. You can even see bottlenose dolphins in many places in the U.S.A. Their main home is the Pacific Ocean, but they also live in many other places. The coloring of the bottlenose dolphin is unique....   [tags: Animals]
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Abbey Road - “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Arcimboldo's Water - Arcimboldo's Water The picture is of a head made up of many different sea features with a plain black background. It would be nearly impossible to name all the aquatic animals that make up this head. It seams as though there is a chest plate at the top of the body which is made of a crab and there are also shoulder plates which are made up by using a turtle and a large mussel, an octopus has also attached itself to the shoulder plates. Hanging around the neck there is a necklace made of pearls....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 481 words
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Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings - Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature, by Leon Kass takes a unique view of examining the body and soul by focusing on the eating habits of human beings. He uses this in order to distinguish humans from animals and the divine element (God). In this book, Kass touches on the point of sanctified eating. In Kass' final chapter, he looks at the "created order", the dietary laws in the chapter of Leviticus in the Holy Bible and the problem of eating....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I - The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I World War I had claimed many lives and was a great tragedy; the reason the war had started was because most of the other European countries had great empires consisting of many other countries. However Belgium did not have anything to do with these great empires instead she opted out of any wars and any political fights, so she became a neutral country. Even though she had refused to fight, Belgium helped the wounded and anyone who sought medical aid....   [tags: Papers] 2617 words
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Free Process Essays - How to Travel with a Small Child - How to Travel with a Small Child When you travel with a small child, a properly packed diaper bag is the key element to a successful journey. The necessities of young children are many, and a pre-prepared satchel containing all of the required paraphernalia is of fundamental importance. When the diaper bag is not well stocked, the minutes before leaving the house are spent snatching diapers, seizing bottles and formula, searching for pacifiers and scouring the playroom for favorite toys in a haphazard attempt to collect all of the essentials....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 689 words
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The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films - The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films Why is it that in Disney created films, the motherly figures and role models are completely diminished whereas the fatherly roles are extravagant. Why does mainly a woman play the role of the vilan. If you notice, you will find that in just about every classic Disney film, the mother is portrayed in a horrible and questionable fashion. But, there is always a fatherly or male figure that everyone boasts about. First, let us start with the films where the main character fails to have a mother mentioned or seen at all: The classic movie of Aladdin; neither Aladdin nor Princess Jasmine had a motherly figure....   [tags: Movies] 874 words
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We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind - We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind What would it be like to live in a world of blindness. Those who are capable of seeing would probably shudder at the thought of permanently living in this state of dark and seemingly cloistered existence. Yet, one should not fail to realize that, despite their inability to see, the blind do, in fact, dwell in a world filled with a vast array of acute sensations which fully compensate for their lack of visionary capabilities. If anyone is interested in entering, at least temporarily, into the realm of sightlessness, then he should visit the restaurant, Dans le Noir in France....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays] 1275 words
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Agrarian Discontent In The Late 1800s - "Why the Farmers Were Wrong" The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the bulwark of agriculture, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farmers to make a profit off them. Furthermore, improvement in transportation allowed foreign competition to materialize, making it harder for American farmers to dispose of surplus crop....   [tags: essays research papers] 1400 words
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