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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the "unhealthy" condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfuric acid, some of its uses and the effects of it as a pollutant in our environment....   [tags: Acid Rain Environmental Nature Essays]
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The Rain Man - The Rain Man The Rain Man stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The movie was made in 1988. The movie is about an autistic man named Raymon, who is a idiot savant played by Dustin Hoffman and his fast, talking self absorbed, egocentric brother Charlie Babbitt, who is played by Tom Cruise. A egocentric person is a person with the simple recognition that every living thing views the world from a unique, self-oriented perspective(LIFE: Inherently Egocentric written by James Craig Green http://pw2.netcom.com/~zeno7/ego.html)....   [tags: Movie Film Rain Man Rainman Essays] 1713 words
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Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain - Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain      The opening paragraph of "Cat in the Rain" presented itself as a vivid painting, with Hemingway being the artist mentioned (Hemmingway, 167). This was the first in a series of mirrors that Hemingway placed in this short story. Reading this story was like being placed in a mirrored room, each mirrored wall being an element of the story reflecting upon another.   The reflection of Hemingway and the painter in the first paragraph was the first parallel that the reader is presented....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]
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Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain - Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain I chose to write about Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" in part because it is one of the few of his stories I have read which has an "ending." There is a specific event at the end of the story which wraps up the story's events and gives the reader a sense of finality not found in most of Hemingway's short works. Written in his characteristic sparse style, "Cat in the Rain" is seemingly simple in plot and character, but a careful reading reveals deeper meaning behind its elements....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays] 789 words
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The Effects of Acid Rain on Statues - The Effects of Acid Rain on Statues Introduction ------------ During this investigation, I will use dilute hydrochloric acid as the acid rain and crushed calcium carbonate as the chemical of the statues. Then I will time how long it takes for the limestone powder to react until there is no more left when the acid is added to it. Rain contains acid naturally as it collects carbon dioxide from the air and makes carbonic acid. Rain normally has a pH of about 5.5 – it is slightly acidic due to the carbon dioxide dissolved in it....   [tags: Acid Rain Chemical Reactions Essays] 2232 words
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Rain - ... The shower of tears allows people to feel renewal and come closer to the state of perfection. Rain is clean, new, and fresh. As a person lets the cool rain wash over them, a feeling of renewal and cleanliness is created. Depression rates skyrocket during the dark and dreary seasons. This condition is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. About 5-percent of adults in the United States live with this condition. The loss of sunlight and increase of poor weather – snow, rain, wind – contribute to the severity of the disorder....   [tags: Creative Writing ] 1218 words
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Symbolism in Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway - Symbolism in Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway In his short story Cat in the Rain, Ernest Hemingway uses imagery and subtlety to convey to the reader that the relationship between the American couple is in crisis and is quite clearly dysfunctional. In other words, the reader has to have a symbolic reading of the images. In fact, what seems to be a simple tale of an American couple spending a rainy afternoon inside their hotel room serves as a great metaphor for their relationship....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway Cat Rain Hemingway]
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Exploring Autism in the Movie, Rain Man - Exploring Autism in the Movie, Rain Man Autism is considered a unique disorder that affects 1 in 500 people. Autism impairs three main areas of human development: speech, communication, and social interaction. The trademark feature of autism is impaired social interaction. All impairments can range from mild to severe. Individuals with autism may lack speech altogether or only learn basic language specific to their needs. In the area of social interaction, the individual is often withdrawn from others....   [tags: Rain Man Movie Film Autistic] 1106 words
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Marriage in Ernest Hemingway's Cat in the Rain - Marriage in Ernest Hemingway's Cat in the Rain In today's society, people have the assumptions that we have evolved far beyond past cultural notions and marital stereotypes. The reality to this is that we are not so superior and tend to take the easy way out in relationships. This is reflected through our atrocious divorce rate. The American wife in Ernest Hemingway's 'Cat in the Rain,' although controlled by her husband, George, is an obvious victim of marital neglect. While vacationing in Italy, the romance capital of the world, George's use of control and carelessness cause the wife to focus on a stray cat for fulfillment....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway Cat Rain Essays]
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Self Discovery in Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King - Self Discovery in Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King Have you ever felt like a complete social out cast. Some one who has trouble fitting in and has never quite found their true calling. Being shunned by those closest to him and being unaccepted by society, the character in this novel is a perfect example. Saul Bellow's character Eugene Henderson, in, Henderson the Rain King, (1959), is a man who struggles to change his ways and find out his true calling. In this novel, a 55-year old man, tries to get through a mid-life crisis....   [tags: Henderson the Rain King] 610 words
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Nature Imagery and the Life Cycle in Robert Frost’s The Wind and the Rain - Nature Imagery and the Life Cycle in Robert Frost’s The Wind and the Rain In his poem “The Wind and the Rain,” Robert Frost develops a central theme, presenting a man’s reflection upon his life. As the man ages, he realizes that he spent much of his life worrying about his inevitable death instead of living his life to the fullest. The man expresses his desire to renew life at all costs; he would rather die living than spend the rest of his life concerning himself with death. Robert Frost’s theme in “The Wind and the Rain,” therefore, is that life should be lived, and one should not worry about his inevitable death, for he does not have the power to control death, only the way he lives his life....   [tags: Frost Wind and the Rain Essays]
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Response to Rain, Steam and Speed by Joseph Mallord William Turner - Response to Rain, Steam and Speed by Joseph Mallord William Turner Turner has out-prodiged almost all former prodigies. He has made a picture with real rain, behind which is real sunshine, and you expect a rainbow every minute. Meanwhile, there comes a train down upon you, really moving at the rate of fifty miles a hour, and which the reader had best make haste to see, lest it should dash out of the picture....as for the manner in which 'Speed' is done, of that the less is said the better, -only it is a positive fact that there is a steam coach going fifty miles and hour....   [tags: Paintings Rain, Steam and Speed Essays] 3590 words
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Acid Rain - The Effects of Acid Rain on Lakes and Trees Acid rain has long been argued by society’s most formidable minds. It indirectly destroys ecosystems that surround forests and lakes (Taylor, 26). People need to make decisions dealing with the destruction of nature and the role acid rain plays in it. Acid rain destroys millions of forests and lakes (Taylor, 26 ). Studies show that acid rain is one of the largest contributing factors in the death of forests and lakes. Acid rain indirectly kills millions of acres of forestland each decade....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Acid Rain - Acid rain is rain that is more acidic than normal. Acid rain is a complicated problem. Caused by air pollution, acid rain's spread and damage involves weather, chemistry, soil, and the life cycles of plants and animals on the land and from acid rain in the water. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil. Power plants use that coal and oil to produce the electricity we need to heat and light our homes and to run our electric appliances....   [tags: essays research papers] 3431 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Do you ever look outside on a rainy night and think to yourself why are we destroying our own habitat. Of course you don’t. You are more rapped up in the beauty of a calm and serene shower with the wind blowing and a gentle howl of the breeze trickling through the trees. Why would you think of something bad. Well, maybe you should start thinking of rain as a bad thing. Maybe not rain, but what is in the rain. Not enough attention is being put toward the well being of the Earth. There are definitely forces at work destroying our environment as we speak....   [tags: Papers] 930 words
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Acid Rain - ... But with the advancement of technology almost everyone use a motor vehicle (some use more than one) and obviously the amount of fossil fuels combusted has increased drastically in number which in turn results both in emission and atmospheric precipitation of oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. EFFECTS Acid rain without any doubt can be understood that is harmful to nature and natural resources. Imagine you are walking on the roads on a fine day and suddenly heavy volume of acid falls on your head....   [tags: Environmental Science]
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Introduction ------------ Acid rain as the name suggests is rain that is acidic, the term is used to describe rain with a pH below 5, before the industrial revolution rain had a typical pH of 5 to 6 this was before the increase in air pollution brought about by the burning of fossil fuels, that are burned in factories, vehicles and power stations. The term “acid rain” was first used over a hundred years ago by the British chemist Robert Angus Smith. When he realized that the smoke from human activity could change the acidity of precipitation, despite this it was not until the 1950’s that concern was raised about the environmental effect and even then this situation was allowed to continue to rise until it reached crisis proportions in the late 1970’s The only forms of air pollution were caused by geological events for example volcano eruptions, lightning and bacterial action in soils etc....   [tags: Papers] 1514 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Fossil fuels are a major part of our society today. With the start of the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels became a very vital source in our day to day lives. Without fossil fuels our lives would be difficult-we would not be able to have cars, electricity, heat, and many other objects we use on a daily basis. Although fossil fuels are beneficial to us, fossil fuels possess a negative side effect. Fossil fuels have contributed to many environmental concerns. One of the most hazardous concerns caused by fossil fuels is acid rain....   [tags: Environmental Fossil Fuels Essays]
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Acid Rain - ABSTRACT This report involves a well description on acid rain as well as a focus on acid rain in eastern Canada. This report contains a very helpful basic background on acid rain as well as a questionnaire. It involves an annual report on the Federal-Provincial Agreements, sulphur dioxide emissions in the seven most eastern provinces, trends in acid deposition in the Atlantic provinces from 1980-1994, as well as acid precipitation in Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia. It also includes data tables, graphs and interesting facts concerning acid rain....   [tags: essays research papers] 3104 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain If it was possible to peer into the future and see the environmental consequences of mankind’s actions, humans’ harmful contributions to the highly acidic rain levels would be apparent. Seeing the possibility of a tragic environment in the future would change the ways we treat our environment today and forever. The environment receives its main punishments from a variety of sources, ranging from car smog to industrial smog and waste. Acid rain, fog, sleet and snow all have severely harmful affects on our environment....   [tags: Environment Ecology Nature Essays Papers] 709 words
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Acid Rain - Don’t you always wish to taste the fresh rain in April. Nowadays, you may want to think twice before doing something like that. The rain might turn out to be acid rain. You may be wondering what acid rain is. Acid rain looks, feels, and tastes exactly like normal rain, but it is very different and very dangerous. Acid rain is caused by a chemical reaction in certain substances. These substances originate from many pollution sources. The most abundant chemicals in pollution are sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides....   [tags: pollution, informative, Environment] 770 words
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Acid Rain - There is a considerable problem today in our world, and its effects are astronomical. This problem is acid rain. Acid rain is any precipitation; rain, snow, or fog that contains acids such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These chemicals are byproducts of industrial processes and or burning of fossil fuels. The United States pumped a disgusting 16.8 tons of SO2 into the atmosphere in 1995 (Alm 349.) Nitrogen oxide emissions come mainly from the combustion engines, that operate our vehicles, furnaces, industrial and electrical utility boilers and engines....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Characterized as containing harmful levels of sulphur dioxide; acid rain is damaging and potentially deadly to the earth's fragile ecosystems; acidity is measured using the pH scale where 7 is neutral, values greater that 7 are considered alkaline, and anything measured below 5.6 is considered acid precipitation; note - a pH of 2.4 (the acidity of vinegar) has been measured in rainfall in New England. acid rain How acid rain is formed in industrial areas and distributed over long distances, where it can kill trees and damage buildings and statues "Acid rain" is a broad term used to describe several ways that acids fall out of the atmosphere....   [tags: Papers] 2426 words
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Acid Rain - Acid rain is a form of precipitation that contains high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids. In simple terms, acid rain is hail, rain, snow, or sleet that is more acidic than normal. Precipitation naturally is a little acidic but when the pH level drops below a set standard it is acid rain. In general, acid rain is a very complicated problem that is caused by many factors. In this paper, I will discuss how emissions caused by humans effect pH level in precipitation. First, I will define, in detail, what acid rain is....   [tags: essays research papers] 866 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain If you have ever wondered why precious monuments are fading away, or the reason your car starts to look old, or if you can't understand why the bricks on the side of your house are breaking, look up the term Acid rain in your encyclopedia. Acid rain is the cause of all of this and much more. Acid rain is a widespread term used to describe all forms of acid precipitation (rain, snow, hail, fog, etc.)( ). Precipitation is naturally acidic because of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain The Problem of Acid Rain Acid rain is a well-known phrase that is being heard more and more often during the past few decades. We all know that it exists but many do not understand what it is. [IMAGE]Acid rain is formed when several gases dissolve in rainwater to form acids. The most common natural acid forming gases are carbon dioxide and chlorine (from salt), which dissolve to form carbonic acid and hydrochloric acid. Carbonic acid is very weak, and little hydrochloric acid is formed, as chlorine is quite rare....   [tags: Papers] 376 words
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Acid Rain - Acid rain is a problem that has plagued earth for years. It is poisoning our waters, animals, plants, soil, and more. It is a problem that can not be ignored or it might have catastrophic results on our environment. Acid rain is caused by air pollution, which is due to man-made actions. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil, which is used to produce the electricity we need to heat and light our homes and to run our electric appliances....   [tags: essays research papers] 1576 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Acid rain is polluted rain. The pollutants go up to the atmosphere and when it rains it brings the pollution down with it. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are the gases that form the acid rain. When these gases mix with moisture it can make rain, snow, hail, or even fog. The scientific term for acid rain is acid deposition which means when the acid is taken from the air and is deposited on the earth. Major industries, coal burning factories, power plants and automoble engines are the main sources of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which caues acid rain....   [tags: essays research papers] 1519 words
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Acid Rain - ... Entire populations of fish can be wiped out from an acidic body of water. Because the organisms in these ecosystems are highly interdependent, the extinction of one species can mean less biodiversity and the end of other plants and animals. For example, frogs can tolerate somewhat acidified water, but their prey cannot. As a result, the frogs would go hungry and would start to die out as well (Haeuber 7). Organisms in aquatic ecosystems aren’t the only beings affected by acid rain. High acid levels in soil cause depletion of valuable minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium (Lerner and Lerner 2)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Acid Rain - When thought of acid rain, some people may think of green, burning acid falling from the sky, destroying everything in sight. This may be a bit ridiculous and hard to believe, but as absurd as it sound, it is not far from the truth. Acid deposition has long been a subject of debate because of the widespread environ-mental damage it is responsible for. As one of the major results of air pollution, acid rain can corrode metal and limestone structures, leach important minerals, decreased fertility of soils, and lower pH in lakes and ponds....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain "I am for, the reduction of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, emissions, by 90% by the year 2010. We need to take drastic action because the effects on us are all very serious. We must protect ourselves and safeguard our future." Acid rain is the term used to describe one of the worst effects of nature. Acid rain is a mixture of sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, which are gasses being emitted into our atmosphere. These gases combine with water droplets in the atmosphere, to produce acid rain....   [tags: Papers] 1119 words
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Acid Rain - ... Once a lake has become acidic, the aquatic microorganisms will suffer, the first ones being crayfish and clam. The backbone to the lake’s food chain is the plankton-minute organisms which are also affected. Fish would suffer from the incapacity to regulate their body chemistry, a reduction in egg deposits, a DNA alteration in young fish and vulnerability to natural diseases. As aquatic life diminishes, water-eating birds will begin to disappear simultaneously. However, species such as lake-bottom plants, mosses and black fly larvae strongly benefit from acid rain (5)....   [tags: Environmental Science, Informative] 2147 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. It causes harm to our own race as well because we eat these fish, drink this water and, eat these plants. About 20 years ago scientists first believed that acid rain was due to entirely air pollution. They were partially right. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in England, pollution had been affecting all the trees, soil and rivers in Europe and North America. The use of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, are largely to be blamed for almost half of the emissions of sulfur dioxide in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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Acid Rain - Normal rainfall is slightly acidic because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere dissolves in the raindrops to produce hydrogen ions. Yet, normal rainfall is not considered acid rain. Acid rain is a form of air pollution in which airborne acids produced by electric utility plants and other sources fall to Earth in distant regions. The corrosive nature of acid rain causes widespread damage to the environment. The problem begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, and oil, and from certain kinds of manufacturing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1916 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain "I am For the reduction of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission by 80%by the year 2010.We need to take drastic action because the effects on us all are very serious. We must protect ourselves and safeguard our future" Acid rain, it is dangerous and destructive. The main culprits for producing acid rain are the very industrialized countries; the UK and U.S.A are the two main countries that cause acid rain. These two countries have many coal mines, working factories, power stations and oil refineries all these places produce huge amounts of sulphur dioxide....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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Acid Rain - For years ever since most of the world has been industrialized, the effects of pollution have plagued nations alike. Acid rain is one of the largest contributors to this industrialized form of pollution. Throughout this report an explanation of the devastating effects to the environment caused by acid rain will be given along with what is being done to stop it. Acid rain is made when pollutants arise from the use of coal in the production of electricity, from base- metal smelting and from fuel combustion in vehicles....   [tags: essays research papers] 783 words
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain Within this past century, acidity of the air and acid rain have become recognized as one of the leading threats to our planet’s environment. No longer limited by geographic boundaries, acid causing emissions are causing problems all over the world. Some laws have been passed which limit the amount of pollutants that are released into the air, but tougher legislation must be implemented before this problem can be overcome. Acid rain is produced, when automobiles, smelters, power plants, and other industrial factories burn fossil fuels such as gasoline, coal, and fuel oils....   [tags: essays research papers] 970 words
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Acid Rain - Acid rain is a very big pollution problem in the world. It has killed fish and other aquatic life in many lakes and streams. It harms human health, disfigures monuments and erodes buildings, and, along with other pollutants, threatens forests. The story of acid rain can be compared to the plot of a science fiction movie. In the 1950s an invisible force begins to destroy lakes and rivers, killing trout and salmon. By the 1960s it is harming the waters of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Acid Rain - Acid Rain For acid rain to form, several different chemicals must be released into the air. The primary pollutants (sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and hydrocarbons) react with sunlight to create ozone. This produces sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3.) These acids are stored in clouds, and when it rains, you have acid rain. Another way acid rain can be formed is by the burning of Fossil Fuels. Fossil Fuels are coal and oil from decomposed trees and plant material from thousands of years ago....   [tags: Papers] 531 words
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Acid Rain - ACID RAIN - DEFINITION Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. The main chemicals in air pollution that create acid rain are sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Acid rain usually forms high in the clouds where sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react with water, oxygen, and oxidants. This mixture forms a mild solution of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. Sunlight increases the rate of most of these reactions....   [tags: Geology] 1341 words
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The Cat In The Rain - The Cat in The Rain In the short story the "The Cat in the Rain" by Ernest Hemingway, the cat is a symbol around which the story revolves. As a central symbol, the cat reveals the psychological state and emotional desires of the American wife. When the cat is first observed it is "crouched under one of the dripping green tables. The cat was trying to make herself so compact that she would not be dripped on."(56) Even though the wife is standing to far from the cat to determine its gender, it is described as "she." This choice of words helps to make a connection for the reader between the wife and the cat....   [tags: essays research papers] 622 words
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November Rain - November Rain I pass a shop display and view my reflection in the glass-a well built man of thirty with a tanned complexion, dark eyes and hair. I seem to have a certain charm and grace that can-and does-go down very well with the ladies. I open the door, pull out the chair, buy the drinks and surprise them with gifts. I stay at their flats after a night out; I leave my belongings there. You could say that I’m just a bachelor with a lust for living-if I wasn’t married. I’ve been married ten years and it feels like 40....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 977 words
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The Rain of Fish - The Rain of fish I grew up in Honduras, Which is country full of tradition and mystery. Especially in small towns like Yoro were my grandparents were born. I can remember summer time was the best time of the year for me, because I was on vacation from school and I was able to go visit my grandparents. Ever since I can remember, I had heard of the rain of fish that some people said happens every year sometime between June and July. Others believed it was only when God blesses the town and there are the ones that just do not believe in the occurrence of the rain of fish....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1081 words
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Gifts of Rain - Gifts of Rain Seamus Heaney's poem Gifts of Rain is divided into 4 sections. These 4 sections could symbolise the stages of life which consists of birth, childhood, adulthood and death. It could also symbolise the stages of the river in which it suggests the development of the river from it's source to where it gets strong. Or of course, it could symbolise the stages of the water cycle. Water is the symbol of life, but i can also be seen as purity, freshness or youth. In this mysterious poem, Heaney takes a simple view of life and it seems almost documentary-like....   [tags: English Literature] 804 words
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ACID RAIN - Acid Rain Acid rain is caused by extra amounts of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Natural sources of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides do exist, but are balanced by nature. Normal rain reacts with alkaline chemicals from the region's bedrock that are in the air, soils, lakes, and streams. This neutralizes the rain. However, if rain is more highly acidic, then the natural neutralizing chemicals can eventually become depleted. This is what is happening with more than 90% of the sulphur and 95% of the nitrogen emissions coming from humans....   [tags: essays research papers] 731 words
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Cat In The Rain - Cat in the Rain The short story, “Cat in the Rain';, by Ernest Hemingway describes the stereotypical relationship between two married American tourists, one of whom is striving to recover a “poor kitty';. This seemingly mundane plot becomes symbolic and purposeful as the reader gazes beneath the surface to find the true intent of the short story. There are three characters in Hemingway’s story which help convey these meaningful analogies; in addition, the cat, the American woman, and the American man all represent something different in our present American society....   [tags: essays research papers] 450 words
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Rain Main - Rain Main Rain Man, a film about an exceptional person, portrays the life of Raymond Babbot and his struggle to be understood and loved by his brother Charlie Babbot. This academy award-winning drama stars two incredibly talented actors - Tom Cruise (Charlie) and Dustin Hoffman (Raymond). These two brothers, separated at a young age by Raymond’s exceptional condition, find themselves later in life brought together by their father’s death. The movie grabs the heart of it’s audience in an attempt to bring together the life of the “exceptional” person with that of the “normal” mainstream life....   [tags: Film Movies] 1010 words
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Singin' in the Rain - Singin' in the Rain Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for budget of $2.54 million, released April 10, 1952 by MGM and grossed $3.6 million, Technicolor 35mm negative, 1.37:1 screen aspect ratio, mono sound, 103 mins.; Laserdisc released 1991; restored theatrical print from original 3-strip Technicolor negatives released 1992; DVD released 1997 with remastered Dolby digital sound Production: Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green Produced by Arthur Freed Original music by Nacio Herb Brown, Lennie Hayton Cinematography by Harold Rosson Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan Sound recording by Douglas Shearer Special Effects by Warren Newcombe, Irving G....   [tags: Movies Film] 1397 words
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Rain Man - Released in 1988, writers Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow created a compelling story by introducing many to the world of autism. These two writers brilliantly plotted the dramatic story of a brother's greed developing into love in the 1988 Oscar winning movie Rain Man. Charlie Babbitt, the first main character played by Tom Cruise, is an arrogant, selfish businessman, striving to be wealthy, but his business is failing. The second main character in the film is Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman, who is an autistic savant who lives and is cared for at a mental institution....   [tags: Film] 1182 words
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A Wish of Rain - A Wish of Rain "Close your eyes and imagine," he told us. "Imagine it is late at night. A train pulls up to the place where you are standing. The doors open and the hundreds of people who were standing inside begin to jump down. A young Jewish boy of sixteen and his family are among this tired, hungry, beaten crowd. Eventually, they are separated into two lines; the boy and his father are pushed into one line, his mother and sister into the other. Then they are marched off into the night. "I was never to see my mother and sister again....   [tags: Essays Papers] 651 words
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Black Rain - BLACK RAIN by Masuji Ibuse The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out what the weapon used was called and made out of....   [tags: essays research papers] 1366 words
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Black Rain - Black Rain      The novel, Black Rain, is a first hand recall of the events of a man’s life during the bombing of Hiroshima. The main character, Shigematsu Shizuma, is concerned that his niece, Yasuko, will be unable to marry because prospective husbands are scared off due to the fact that she was near the bombing and that her or her children will suffer the effects of this radiation sickness that had already affected so many. In his quest to find a husband for his niece he decides to rewrite his journal of the bombing of Hiroshima....   [tags: Japan WWI Hiroshima Bombing Atomic Essays] 1042 words
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The Rain Forest - The Rain Forest      The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6 percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrifying speed of 150 acres per minute or 75 million acres per year (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html)....   [tags: Ecology Environment Research Papers]
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Singing in the Rain - The hit musical "Singin' in the Rain" may possibly be one of if not the greatest musicals of all time. With it's tale of the film world of the mid 1920's and its creative underlining love story between Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), it provokes the interest of someone who would not generally be attracted to a musical. It is a classic masterpiece that set the standards that musical films of today will be judged by. It is a classic performance by the great Gene Kelly and displays outstanding performances by Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor....   [tags: essays research papers] 1883 words
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Selling the Rain - ... When facing an economic recession you would expect this frivolous spending to be cut back, but this market has still seen marginal growth during the recession. Why we are willing to pay so much more for water in a downturned economy is a question even bottled water executives have a hard time answering. One of the most popular reasons for the purchase of bottled water is the convenience of the bottle. It would be foolish not to acknowledge that drinking fountains can be dirty and hard to find, which certainly makes bottled water more convenient in many cases....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Acid rain is pollution - Acid rain is a common term for pollution caused when sulfur and nitrogen dioxides combine with atmospheric moisture to produce a rain, snow, or hail of sulfuric and nitric acids. Such pollution may also be suspended in a fog, or the pollutants may be deposited in dry form. Environmental damage from acid rain has been reported in northern Europe and North America. High levels of acid rain have also been detected in other areas of the world, such as above the tropical rain forest of Africa. Acid rain has destroyed plant and animal life in lakes, damaged forests and crops, endangered marine life in coastal waters, eroded structures, and contaminated drinking water....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effects of Acid Rain - The Effects of Acid Rain Acid rain looks, feels, and tastes just like clean rain, but there is a difference that is found on the pH scale. Acid rain is formed by one of three processes. In some cases hydrochloric acid can be directly let off into the atmosphere. Mostly nitrogen oxides or sulfuric dioxides are released into the atmosphere in the form of gases. After being released into the atmosphere, sulfur dioxide settle on the land and come in contact with dew that is also known as acid rain....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Acid Rain 8 - Acid Rain is a type of air pollution, which is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine with atmospheric moisture to yield sulfuric and nitric acids, which may then be carried long distances from a source before they are deposited by rain. This pollution may also take the form of snow, fog, or a dry form of precipitation. Acid rain is currently a subject of great controversy because of widespread environmental damage, for which it has been blamed, including eroding structures, injuring crops and forests, and threatening or depleting life in freshwater lakes....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Acid Rain 10 - Acid rain is exactly what it suggests- rain that is acidic. The definition of "acid rain" is rain with a pH of below 5.6. Rain becomes acidic because of gases that dissolve in the rain. Approximately 70% of acid rain is a result of dissolved sulfur dioxide (SO2) which forms Sulfuric Acid. The remaining 30% or so comes from various Nitrogen Oxides (mostly NO2 and NO3 which has collectedly adopted the mane Nox). There is also a small percentage of hydrochloric acid that makes up hydrochloric acid as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1751 words
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Acid Rain's Effects on the Environment - Acid Rain's Effects on the Environment Acid rain causes damage to limestone bulidings. Scientists are concerned that increased air pollution may cause an increase in the concentration of acid in the rain. If this is the case then it would increase the damage done to limestone bulidings. Acid rain is caused when we burn fuels. When we burn these fuels we make a gas called sulphur dioxide. This gas goes into the air. The sulphur dioxide reacts with the oxygen and then dissolves inot droplets of rain....   [tags: Papers] 2131 words
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