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Opposite Corners - Opposite Corners In this piece course work I am going to investigate opposite corners in grids. I will start by investigating a 7x7 grid. Within this grid I will use 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and a 7x7 grid. I will do this to find whether I can find a pattern. I will do this by multiplying the two opposite corners together then subtracting them. I will try to find the patterns and do a formula that will work for all grid sizes and shapes. I will experiment shapes and sizes of all different grids....   [tags: Papers] 2031 words
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The Use of Humour in The Opposite Sex. - Discuss the use of humour in The Opposite Sex. The Opposite Sex is a small story, which although diminuitive in length, fits its' purpose well as a humourous short read. The use of language, the portrayal of certain images and the dexterous use of imagery in literary terms such as similies are all well within place in the story- all contributing to the laughable effect that it has upon its' readers. I believe that 'The Opposite Sex' is set and based on the times that the writer Laurie Lee had when he was a young boy....   [tags: English Literature] 1227 words
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Relationships with the Opposite Sex - Relationships with the Opposite Sex The importance of making decisions has always been very topical. People go shopping, eat, study, work, love, hate, spend their free time -- and they always face the problem of making choices. Choice itself is connected with the change, because when we decide what to choose (and when we have already chosen something) we immediately move from something old that we had to something new. And that is how people come to the innovations in their life that are defined as any idea, process, or thing that is perceived of as new to a person or a society....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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Communicating with the Opposite Sex - Communicating with the Opposite Sex Each of us came from a man and a woman, a mother, and a father. Our parents or the people who raised us had an important impact on our development. Each of us may have had one or more sisters or brothers who also had an impact on who we are. And each of our parents was also influenced by the family she or he was born into, the personalities and life situation they encountered, the struggles they had, the learning they brought to these struggles and passed on to their children....   [tags: Papers] 702 words
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Pro-Life: The Opposite of Pro-Death - Pro-Life: The Opposite of Pro-Death Careful attention to the truth has never been standard operating procedure for pro-abortion advocates. Therefore, it should not be any suprise that half-truths, and misrepresentations, and many outright lies have permeated the pro-abortion propaganda campaign. Pro-choice is just a phrase used by people who know the absurdity of legal abortions and infanticide. Pro-life advocates have a more simple and straight forward approach: Pro-life is not the opposite of pro-choice, but the opposite of pro-death....   [tags: Anti-Abortion Pro Life] 899 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Two Opposite Worlds - The earth matures and changes every day; therefore, the life which lives upon its surface develops with it. Because communication and story telling has always had an immense importance, literature has had a vital impact on everyday life all throughout history. Each day as the earth changes, so does literature, thus explaining why personality traits of characters and the setting in which novels take place are modified every day and shift with every time period. However, even when written in different eras, two stories can display similarities even in their most obvious differences....   [tags: Literature]
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The Use of Humour in The Opposite Sex by Laurie Lee - Examine fully the writers use of humour in The Opposite Sex by Laurie Lee This essay aims to examine the use of humour in Laurie Lee's short story 'The Opposite Sex'. It tells the story of a teenage boy who is led to his first sexual experience. As much of Laurie Lee's writing was autobiographical or loosely based upon his own life we may assume that this is the tale of Lee's first sexual encounter, yet there is no definite proof to support this argument. Lee was born in 1914 and raised in his birth-town of Slad, Gloucestershire where he later went on to set many of his novels, including 'The Opposite Sex'....   [tags: English Literature] 1931 words
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Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof - Understanding the Behavior of the Opposite Sexes in How to Talk to a Hunter and Woman on a Roof The understanding of attraction between opposite sexes and the impact they have on each other has qualities of both mystery and accessibility. These complex issues are elusive and cannot be fully comprehended. Only small pieces of knowledge about them have been captured in literature, in scientific and analytical studies, and in individual's search and speculations. Two literary works by Pam Houston and Doris Lessing explore some aspects of this puzzling and complex issue concerning relationships between men and women and their behavior....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted - Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted Introduction The purpose of this investigation is to explore the answer when the products of opposite corners on number grids are subtracted and to discover a formula, which will give the answer in all cases. I hope to learn some aspects of mathematics that I previously did not know. The product is when two numbers are multiplied together. There is one main rule: the product of the top left number and the bottom right number must be subtracted from the product of the top right and bottom left numbers....   [tags: Papers] 3752 words
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Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners - Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners The Prize: Equal Rights Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela are two men who dedicated their lives to fight for equal rights. They are united by common goals but walked on different paths in their struggles against the oppressors. The major commonality, which made both men brilliant leaders and revolutionary thinkers, was their passion. The passion they had for their beliefs and turning their visions into reality. Tosh and Mandela’s divergent approaches started during their youth and followed both individuals through a lifetime struggle....   [tags: essays papers]
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male female relationships - My impressions of the opposite sex are diverse and have changed throughout my life. As a child born into a family of three girls, my exposure to the opposite sex was limited. The only real male in my life was my father. I never viewed him as the opposite sex because he was my dad. He was a strict, authoritative figure and a great protector. My early impressions of the opposite sex were that of great strength and security, both physically and emotionally. As I entered adulthood and encountered the opposite sex on a new level it was quite a learning experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Qualities of a Worthy Leader - Qualities of a Worthy Leader In our community the best way to lead is a way that satisfies the whole community. A leader in our Proctor community should be both loved and feared. One should always be aware that men are always competing. A leader should always stick with his or her beliefs and know opposite qualities, so their power will never be questioned. It is important that a society respects their leader, so there will be no chaos. A leader in our community should be both loved and feared....   [tags: Leadership] 610 words
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Newton's First Law - Newton's First Law According to Newton's first law, an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. It is the natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they're doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an oject in motion will maintain this state of motion....   [tags: Papers] 949 words
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Seven Virtues vs. Seven Sins - Seven Virtues versus Seven Sins Virtues are character strengths consistently applied to moral decision making. They show positive patterns of behavior. However, vices are negative patterns of behavior, often harmful to one’s self or others. The seven virtues are faith, hope, charity, prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed, and sloth. Practicing one virtue can protect one from the temptation to perform an act which is sinful....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Co-ed versus Same Sex Physical Education Classes - ... The way students acted and preformed in gym classes was very different. There were fewer distractions because students did not have to worry about pleasing the opposite sex. For example, the girls did not have to worry about looking good in class and they could just play the game and have fun, and if they were sweating it would not matter. They were also able to focus a lot more because of these less distractions, and get their work done much more efficiently. This resulted in students having a much better work ethic because there were not as many distractions, which means that students would receive better grades in their classes....   [tags: Social Issues, Legal Issues, Gender Roles] 1487 words
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The Real Inspector Hound. - The Real Inspector Hound Contrasting settings, ideals and people dominate The Real Inspector Hound. Almost every character has an opposite, and is otherwise totally unique. Cynthia is opposite to Felicity, Simon is the contrast of Magnus, and so on. Tom Stoppard has included these contrasts for a variety of reasons and effects that combine to create the disturbing effect of the play incredibly effectively. But what individual effects do his characters create by opposing each other so accurately....   [tags: Papers] 1838 words
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Same Sex Marriage - What are others doing. Canada is not the first country in the world to address whether and how to legally recognize same-sex unions. Indeed, Canada is coming to the debate later than many countries. Several countries have debated this issue for many years and have come up with a variety of approaches, ranging from same-sex marriage in the Netherlands to the legal recognition of domestic partners, registered partnerships and civil unions in Scandinavia, parts of Europe and parts of the United States....   [tags: International Policy] 1368 words
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Evolving Human Societies - Human societies are forever evolving. For instance, developing from preindustrial societies such as hunters and gatherers into modern industrial societies based on capitalism. A capitalist economy is defined as an economic system based on private ownership of capital. I believe that capitalism as a way of thinking that is fundamentally individualistic; that the individual is the center of capitalist endeavors and should be free to pursue their own interests. Thus individuals that are pursuing their own interests will guarantee the interests of society as a whole, which is the complete opposite to the hunter and gathering societies....   [tags: evolution, ] 1012 words
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Physics of a Car - Physics of a Car The average driver doesn’t think about what keeps their car moving or what keeps them on the road, but that’s because they don’t have to. The average driver doesn’t have to worry about having enough downforce to keep them on the road or if they will reach the adhesive limit of their car’s tires around a turn. These are the things are the car designers, professional drivers, racing pit crews, serious sports car owners, and physicist think about. Physics are an important part of every sports and racing car design....   [tags: Physics Car Driving machine Essays] 1540 words
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The Idea of Antithesis in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - The Idea of Antithesis in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I am going to look at how antitheses are a big part and how they are central to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There are many antitheses and oxymorons in the play and I will be examining how they are used and how they drive the play on, entertaining and involving the audience. There are so many examples of opposites in the play, covering language, characters, scenes and backgrounds, focusing in the main on the central theme throughout the play of love and hate....   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Unrealistic Expectations of Women - Unrealistic Expectations of Women I can’t tell you how many times I have opened up a fashion magazine, listened to adds on the radio, watched commercials on TV, or observed the stereotyping in today’s extremely judgmental society and seen the effects that our expectations have had on people, especially young women. There are so many instances throughout the course of everyday life, that I feel expected to live vicariously through the body of a Victoria’s Secret model. I can only wonder how many others feel this way as well....   [tags: Media] 371 words
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Compare and Contrast Mitosis and Meiosis - Compare and Contrast Mitosis and Meiosis Meiosis and mitosis describes the process by which cells divide, either by asexual or sexual reproduction to produce a new organism. Meiosis is a form of cell division that produces gametes in humans these are egg cells and sperms, each with reduced or halved number of chromosomes. The number of chromosomes is restored when two gametes fuse together to form a zygote. A cell with two copies of each chromosome is called diploid cell and a cell with one copy of each chromosome is called a haploid cell....   [tags: Biology] 493 words
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Arthur Asa Berger's Analysis of Cheers - "Cheers" - A Semiotic Analysis by Berger      In Arthur Asa Berger’s essay, he conducts a semiotic analysis of the comedy television show "Cheers." In his analysis of the show he points out many characteristics that refer to semiotics. Even though one could not agree with all of his findings, many of them are reasonable. One discrepancy someone might have with his ideas is that he applies his analysis to simply one episode rather than the entire series. Berger could have been able to conduct a more thorough examination if he used the whole series as a basis for his semiotic analysis....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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The Four Humors - The Four Humors Medieval doctors had quite an understanding of the human anatomy, considering their lack of equipment and knowledge. Most doctors in medieval times were philosophers more than actual medical doctors as most people know them today. Much of the knowledge they did acquire may have only been speculation, but quite a bit of it was due to concentrated observation. Many scientists studied wounds and diseases intensely and one scientist in particular, Empedocles, came to the conclusion that that body consists of four main fluids, or humors....   [tags: European Europe History] 597 words
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teenage alcoholism - Socraric Method The Socratic Method of philosophy is basically a series of question leading to an answer. In order for this method to work though, two conditions must be met. The first one is that the interlocutor has to say what he believes. The second is that the answers must be kept short. Here is a classic example of how this method works. It is a dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro. The thesis is “What is dear to the gods is pious, what is not is impious.” Next Socrates gets Euthyphro to agree to the following points....   [tags: essays research papers] 382 words
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Physics of Billiards - Physics can be found anytime, anywhere. Billards is one game where the more you know about physics the better a player you will be. Some of the main physics principles in Billards are: Newton's Laws: 1st: An object in motion tends to stay in motion while an object at rest will stay at rest, unless acted upon by an outside force. 2nd: Force is proportional to mass times the acceleration. 3rd: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Conservation of Momentum: In an isolated system, (a system with no outside force acting upon it) then the total momentum will remain constant....   [tags: physics sport sports pool billiards] 382 words
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Physics of How Tires Throw Rocks - Many of us have gotten rock chips, but how many of us understand how those pesky rocks hit our windshield. A common misconception is that the car in front of us throws rocks "backward" and hits the following car's windshield. A rolling tire cannot throw a rock backwards. A tire is a rolling object, thus every point along the tire is moving forwards. There is no force going in a backwards direction. Only direction part of a rolling object can go is a combination of up or down, and forward. The velocity of the rock at any given point can be determined by adding it's translational velocity at the center of mass (the orange arrow) with it's rotational velocity....   [tags: physics tire rock] 419 words
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Comparing Melville's Moby Dick as a Man's Story and Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife as a Woman's Story - Comparing Melville's Moby Dick as a Man's Story and Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife as a Woman's Story Throughout my reading of Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife, I was disturbed by the fact that the most tempting way to situate the two novels in a relationship was to categorize them as "male" and "female." Moby Dick was, of course, the man's story and Ahab's Wife was its womanly counterpart. This comparison makes sense when you consider the gender of the authors, Melville and Naslund, the gender of their respective narrators, Ishmael and Una, and the experiences portrayed throughout the texts....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Murder? Oh wait! You Mean an English Paper! Oh! OK! - Murder. Oh wait. You Mean an English Paper. Oh. OK. If you ever wanted to kill someone, Like bury their body in your backyard kind of kill, It was probably the moment your English teach spoke these words… “Your. Next. English. Paper. Is. Due. Next. Monday.” Cringing, you think desperately for a topic to write about. A topic you feel strongly about, A topic worth 20% of your grade. Oh goodness, you begin to hyperventilate. What do you feel strongly about again. You’re only seventeen!!. You’re supposed to know that already?....   [tags: Poems] 1096 words
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How to Play Cricket - How to Play Cricket Everybody knows that soccer is the most played game in the world but very few people know that the second most played game after soccer is cricket. Cricket had it origin in 700 A.D. Baseball was derived from cricket. The word cricket came from French word ‘criquit’. Most of people who don’t know about cricket think cricket is very complicated game but it is not true. Cricket is a very simple game if one knows these simple rules. If anyone wants to know how cricket is played he must first know some basics of cricket....   [tags: Process Essay Descriptive Games Essays] 952 words
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Continetal drift theory - Continental Drift, the theory that continents move slowly about the earth's surface, changing their positions relative to one another and to the poles of the earth. In the past the theory has been discussed but not generally accepted, most geologists believing the continents to be fixed in place and subject only to vertical movements, such as those observed during mountain uplift. In recent years, however, a sound body of evidence in support of a modified form of the drift theory has been found....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mitosis and Meiosis - Cell division may happen by either mitosis or meiosis, depending on what type of cell is invovled. Mitosis is a process by which a cell divides to form two daughter cells. They each have the same exact number and kind of chromosomes as the parent cell. Meiosis occurs in the primary sex cells leading to the formation of viable egg and sperm cells. They reduce the number of chromosomes to half in each gamete so that when they are getting furtilized, the species chromosome number is kept even. Mitosis happens in the reproduction of unicellular organisms and in the addition of cells to a tissue or organ in a multicellular organism....   [tags: essays research papers] 930 words
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Oppositional World Views: Plato & The Sophists - The Sophist views and beliefs originated in Ancient Greece around 400 B.C.E. The Sophists were known as wandering rhetoricians who gave speeches to those who could afford to listen. The Sophists deeply believed in the power of rhetoric and how it could improve one’s life. Plato on the other hand was opposed to all Sophist beliefs. He viewed the Sophists as rhetorical manipulators who were only interested in how people could be persuaded that they learned the truth, regardless if it was in fact the truth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1786 words
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Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church - Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one should love the opposite sex it was believed that they secretly wanted to be that sex....   [tags: Papers] 2335 words
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The Sniper - Original Writing - The Sniper - Original Writing The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay covered in mist and enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that glazed through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the Lake. Around the deserted Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Physics of Rifle Recoil - Missing figures Recoil, commonly referred to as "kick," occurs as a result of Physical properties at work. However, it is often undesirable because it can be uncomfortable for the shooter and can reduce accuracy. The purpose of this webpage is to discuss the physics involved with rifle recoil in order to address various methods of minimizing it. Rifle recoil is most simply explained by Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion. When a rifle is fired, a force is exerted on the bullet that projects it forward....   [tags: physics recoil gun guns] 1157 words
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STudent Living Conditions Satisfaction - The survey conducted shows Saint Paul’s College students feelings on their campus housing. Questions was ask about on-campus housing were six men and four women giving the survey were they answer the questions. do you have a roommate. Where do you stay. Do you have cable. Do you have an air condition unit. Where would you prefer to stay. Do you feel you should have your own dorm. Do you like having a roommate. Would you want to have an opposite sex for a roommate. Are you satisfied with your living conditions....   [tags: Survey Student Housing] 897 words
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The Paradox of Patriarchy - There is a notable absence of women in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that suggests woman is complicit in the scheme of Patriarchy, either as in denial of her power, or in fear of her power. This thesis engages an analysis of Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Second Sex’ argument against Patriarchy and the consideration that Patriarchy is paradoxically flawed: if woman is deemed to be the opposite of man, she is in effect equal and cannot therefore be lesser or indeed, inferior....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Homosexuality: Equal Rights For All - ... “The term gender has been increasingly used to distinguish between sex as biological and gender as socially and culturally constructed. However, it ignores the existence of persons who do not fit neatly into the biological or social categories of women and men, such as intersex, transgender, transsexual people and hijras.” (Esplen & Jolly, 2006) With an imperfect society that has different opinions and beliefs, thus the social construction of gender changes with the society. For instance, women are restricted to wearing skirts and dresses during the pre-modern eras, whereas for now, women are allowed to wear pants, jeans and shorts whenever they want to....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Free Essays on Sonnet CXXX - Sonnet CXXX In our class we have been discussing sonnet cxxx. Many of my classmates believe that Shakespeare was saying that, although this girl is ugly, he still loves her. While others claim that he was not making any statements about her looks, but instead being realistic. It is my view that he was making a point of claiming that his girlfriend was a regular person and not a mythological goddess. Most people have heard on television or in movies, some guy tell his girlfriend that she has eyes as deep as the ocean or lips as soft as velvet....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 679 words
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An Explication of She Walks in Beauty - An Explication of She Walks in Beauty Many Romantic poets embrace the concept of self -expression through the use of imagination to convey their personal visions of love and life. The power of emotion is evident in Lord Byron's poems. It can be possible that light can be emitted through the darkness of night. In his poem, "She Walks In Beauty", Lord Byron epitomizes the balance between two opposing forces. The two forces involved are the darkness and the light at work in a woman's beauty both internal and external....   [tags: She Walks in Beauty Essays]
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Perspectives of Marriage in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Perspectives of Marriage in Jane Eyre Many novels speak of love and indulging in passion, but few speak of the dynamics that actually make a marriage work. Jane Eyre is one of these novels. It doesn't display the fleeing passions of a Romeo and Juliet. This is due entirely to Bronte's views on marriage and love. The first exception to the traditional couple the reader is shown is Rochester's marriage to Bertha. This example shows the consequences of indulging in passion. The opposite side is shown through another unlikely would-be couple, Rosamund and St....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 656 words
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The Red Scare Reality - The "Red Scare" Reality During the cold war, fear and hostility toward communism were the driving forces behind many of the social and foreign policies in the United States. How much of this fear actually was grounded in reality. During the "Red Scare" America was totally taken over by a fear of communism, or anything/anyone that had anything to do with communism. Much of this fear was really unnecessary when you put things into prospective. American's were afraid of a communist takeover, which would almost never happen in the US....   [tags: American America History] 539 words
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A Different Look at Flannery O’Connor - A Different Look at Flannery O’Connor A murdering messiah. A Bible-selling prosthesis thief. A corpse in full Confederate regalia waiting in line a Coca-Cola machine. One of the most haunting qualities about Flannery O'Connor's fiction is the often shocking but always memorable images adding intensity to her stories. Her violent comedy is a fusion of opposite realities--an explosive meeting between contradictory forces. She creates characters from the southern grandmothers, mothers, preachers, neighbors, and assorted "good country people" populating her world, using their traits, words and behaviors to give her fictional world life....   [tags: Flannery O’Connor] 548 words
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The Constrasting Characters Biddy and Estella from Great Expectations - The Constrasting Characters Biddy and Estella from Great Expectations Dickens describes Biddy as an uncomplicated character He makes it seem that she is better suited to Pip. He uses phrases such as “ a blessing” and “ beautiful at heart.” Dickens uses almost pleasant words when describing Biddy, this makes the reader feel that she is the good character in this novel. On the other hand he describes Estella has “cruel and cold.” This makes her seem more and more patronising and inconsiderate. Obviously not the good character in this novel....   [tags: Great Expectations Charles Dickens Essays] 553 words
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Women in Tickets Please are More Assertive than Those in Tony Kyters, The Arch Deceiver - Women in Tickets Please are More Assertive than Those in Tony Kyters, The Arch Deceiver 'Tickets Please' was written by D.H. Lawrence in the ending phase of World War One a time when women were beginning to realise that they were equal citizens to men and that they did not have to stay at the houses cooking for a loving husband. The protagonists of this short story are Annie a rather well build woman who has a way with the opposite sex and also knows fully well that she is feared as the ringleader of the pack of women that now haunt the tram tracks of the Midlands, and there is also John Thomas a somewhat good-looking man who - knowing that most men are off at helping in the war effort - realises that he has all the women at his back and call....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Thomas Hardy Women Essays] 646 words
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Twisted Expectations in Lorrie Moore's "How" - "So all things limp together for the only possible." ~ Excerpt from Samuel Beckett's Murphy The "you" in Lorrie Moore's "How" is almost the completely opposite of the stereotypical roles we have assigned to men and women. "You" is assumed to be a female, mainly because of the fact that the other partner in the relationship is a male. Moore never specifies whether "you" is a female or male but because of the American view of a relationship, readers assume that "you" is a female. The narrator leaves you wondering how the characteristics of "you" contribute to the epigraph from Beckett....   [tags: American Literature] 443 words
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Describing My House - Describing My House My house has often been referred to as 'Amytiville', since the sun rarely shines in the back garden. However the enclosed front garden is a perfect spot for sunbathing as there are no houses on the opposite side of the road, only a marvelous view of Barry Docks. It is an old Victorian three-storey house and stands between two others just like it. They are bigger than the other houses along that road because (rumour has it) they belonged to some Victorian ship-owners or perhaps Admirals....   [tags: Papers] 415 words
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Behavior Involved in Mate Selection and Attraction - Behavior Involved in Mate Selection and Attraction Reproduction in Homo sapiens, as in all animals, is a primary driving force and has been elaborated upon since the beginnings of society. Humans must take part in sexual reproduction to produce offspring, thus initiation behaviors can be studied. Commonly, the male makes advances and the female is the selector, or chooses the mate. For humans, this holds true and behavior is modified to maximize competitive receptability. This phenomenon carries across all cultural boundaries and is deeply rooted in the overall behavior patterns in the people of the culture....   [tags: Papers] 528 words
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Physics of Firearms - Shooting is a popular activity and it is enjoyed by many people, so much so that it is also done at a competitive level. Although many people may have shot a firearm of some sort, few of those people actually realize how much physics is involved with the shot. So what exactly is Ballistics. Ballistics is the science or study of the motion of projectiles and in the case of most firearms, these projectiles are the bullets. There are two things that affect the flight of a bullet once it has been shot out of the gun....   [tags: physics gun guns firearm ballistics] 615 words
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Could Expressing Stereotypes Actually Decrease Them? - A stereotype is a generalization about a group in which the same traits are applied to all members, despite individual differences among them (lecture, 1/28/2010). In 1994, Macrae’s experiment shed light on stereotype “rebounding,” or the idea that people’s attempts to suppress stereotypes actually causes their stereotypes to be stronger (lecture, 1/28/2010). This leads one to question: if the concept of “rebounding” is true, can the same be said for the opposite. This experiment will allow one to look into the hypothesis that having subjects describe a person of a different race as stereotypically as they can will lead them to evaluate them more favorably later on....   [tags: Stereotypes] 715 words
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