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Poetic Structure in Ozymandias - Despite the vast differences between the many cultures that make up the world’s population, certain key characteristics, some good and some bad, have shown themselves in every civilization, regardless of time or location. One negative characteristic that has repeatedly made an appearance in the world’s history is man’s desire for power. In the sonnet “Ozymandias”, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, power, which humans consistently fight over and which is also the cause of arrogance in many, is shown as insignificant through the description of a statue’s ruins....   [tags: world population, cultural differences]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Dangers of Secrets In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the characters come to learn that secrets do more harm than good through Edward Rochester’s secrecy after the fire in his room, Mrs. Reed not telling her about the letter from her uncle, and Edward Rochester’s secret marriage with Bertha. First, Rochester, who really knows what happened during the fire in his room, refuses to tell Jane the full truth so as to not hurt her. Secondly, Mrs. Reed and Jane do not have the best relationship; the hiding of the letter only strains this relationship further....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Eyre, Characters]
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FullMetlal Alchemist and Daoism - Alchemy Real Alchemy and the Alchemy used in Fullmetal Alchemist both start with similar bases, Chemistry. Though, in Fullmetal Alchemist the use of chemical science is only scene a few times, for example when Edward and Alphonse were attempting to bring back their mother, but even if not shown the thought is still there in the Law of Equivalent exchange. In the scene I stated above, they used a series of elements that a human body is made up of, they then mix these ingredients to help with the bases of the experiment, this is connected to the process of real alchemy....   [tags: transmutation circle, alkahestry]
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Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451 - With a spout of kerosene and a flick of a match, a fireman sets fire to a house and all the books inside it, not waiting for the heat to reach 451 degrees farhenheit; the temperature in which it is said books ignite. This may seem a strange thing, a fireman setting fire, but in the futuristic world author Ray Bradbury created in his work Farhenheit 451(1951) this is the norm. A fireman's job is to hunt those with books and set destroy all the books with thier flames. In the Bradbury's book, the government has deemed books and all who possess them public enemy Number One, and society has accepted that with no questions asked....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Describing a Natural Disaster - Written Task 1 Good morning everybody, by now all of you will have seen the morbid and shocking images on television. Known to man as one of the most damaging, disastrous and detrimental typhoons in history, Super Haiyan ravaged through our entire country leaving nothing to spare. Within a split second those which were known as our most prized possession were instantly consumed by the monstrous typhoon. Our initial reports show that this monstrosity left a wake of massive destruction that is unthinkable, unprecedented and horrendous....   [tags: written assignment] 719 words
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Domestic Corporal Punishment Analysis - George Orwell once said, “I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.” I believe this quote also relates to domestic corporal punishment because spanking has determined and always will determine how a person acts and treats others. Spanking should only be used as a last resort of punishment for children. This also teaches children right and wrong actions, because they must know that there must be a punishment for their wrong actions....   [tags: spanking, punishment, discipline]
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A Display of Decay - Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is a fourteen-line symbolic sonnet that demonstrates a decline in power and the loss of possessions as the central theme. A sonnet has fourteen-lines, usually written in iambic pentameter, and is one of English greatest poetic forms (Holman & Snyder, 2014). However, Shelley’s sonnet is committed to the definition of a sonnet but his sonnet really helps the reader to really appreciate the lyrics contained. Shelley sonnet depicts two stories: one traveler viewing the sites of ancient ruins and second traveler is Ozymandias, a Greek name, an ancient Egyptian king, and ruler during the thirteen century B.C, whose sculptor tells the king’s story....   [tags: poetry, mood, permanency]
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Winding Up Turbines Anywhere - Should a person be able to put up a wind turbine or turbines on their own property however big they want. It is strongly believed that people should be able to put wind turbines up on their own property. Many people would say that the building of a wind turbine on one’s property should be the concern of only the property owner. A wind turbine is a great way to capture wind energy in a clean way and if someone wants to put a turbine up on their property, they should be able to do so with no trouble from others....   [tags: property, wildlife, community] 582 words
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Surviving Ater the Earthquake - December 29th. It’s been four days since the earthquake. I’ve been walking around the church with a map since this morning. I’m jotting down where crevices have formed and places where it’s flooded. It’d be fatal to go to such dangerous areas in the future if the snow covers the ground, and we’ll also be able to tell the difference even if any other aftershocks change the terrain. And this isn’t a practical reason, but gathering information should give us some peace of mind. We still do not have any information, and we have no way to find out what’s happening....   [tags: personal narrative] 1139 words
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NAMPEYO - Hopi Potter - NAMPEYO - Hopi Potter Nampeyo, the best potter of her time, helped revitalize the original form of Hopi pottery, Sikyatki. She developed her style from the traditional bowls, pots, jars, and water carriers of the Tewa and Walpi people, which were the tribes of her parents. Although, Hopi pottery had survived through many generations, it was beginning to disappear during Nampeyo's youth. Nampeyo was credited for bringing the dying form of Sikyatki pottery back to life. She helped rekindle the interest of Hopi pottery into the lives of the consumer and her contemporaries....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Lebanon: A Globe-trotters Guide - Lebanon: A Globe-trotters Guide I planned my trip to Lebanon from December 26th to January 5th. The mountains in Lebanon are covered with snow and I thought this would be the most beautiful time to visit the Middle East. The round-trip airline ticket should cost approximately $2,160.00. I also found a hotel in central Beirut, The Holiday Suites Hotel, which should range between $350 and $750 for the entire stay (travelocity.com). Also, there must be taken into account the cost of meals which should be no more than $300 total for the entire trip....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Biblical Motivators - “…Without prayer we probably won’t risk great things for God.” -Don Fields When we look throughout the Bible we can see a consistent theme when there are things to be done: Man needs motivation. Various men rose to the occasion to motivate their brethren and in each case we see great love come forth. Love can do many things. This paper will address three things that love has done and can do. Love can build a temple, love can build a wall, and love can spread the Gospel. For us to have a firm grasp of the first two points, we must look at the events that happened that made a need to rebuild the temple and the wall....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Atlantis Resort - The Atlantis resort is a casino and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The resort officially opened in 1998, it’s Coral and Beach towers opened as the Trump Plaza. After the Royal towers were built the name of the resort changed to Atlantis. Later the Coral and Beach towers were refurbished to match the theme of the Royal towers. A 600-suite luxury hotel was opened on March 28, 2007, called The Cove Atlantis. The Reef Atlantis, another tower with 497 rooms, opened December 19, 2007....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]
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The Renaissanc Era - The Renaissance Era The Renaissance Era, could be described as the era of rebirth many would see it as the era of creativity. Many findings and inventions were developed within art, science, politics, religion, and humanism. The Renaissance period began in Italy, during the mid-fourteenth through the mid-seventeenth century to begin the rebirth of a new world. (p.65, Major) The Renaissance period broadcasted different philosophies, theories, and innovators as a way to advance the mind state and environment of civilization....   [tags: World History ]
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European Romantic Writing - In the novels of De Stael and Constant, women are used as a foil to their male counterparts. Corrine and Ellenore as the main female characters can be seen to be muses but in different circumstances. Corrine’s portrayal of muse is closer to classical mythology whilst Ellenore’s muse seems to be darker and closer to a femme fatale figure. This can be explored in the descriptions of Corrine and Ellenore, their relations to the male protagonist and the protagonist’s relations with other women. Corrine and Ellenore appear to share similar backgrounds, both have been forced to live away from their home country, lack parental upbringing, desire love and have been seen as unsuitable matches by the...   [tags: Female Characters, Muses, Male Protagonists] 774 words
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Early Renaissance Art - Art has gone through many significant developments throughout history. The most important turning point was the renaissance. Art took a huge turn before the 1500’s and even after. The Renaissance has assisted the world of art in breaking away from a classic structure and shaping it to what it is day. Prior to this cultural rebirth, artworks were mostly not made to scale. Paintings were unrealistic and disproportionate. Religious figures seemed to be the focus of many works. The Renaissance changed the old social context of art by introducing humanism, new themes and techniques....   [tags: art, The Renaissance, Europe, realistic techniques]
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Dangers in Skyrim - ... His answer is not what I expected. He asked for a daedric sword. This is composed of one deadra heart and ebony steel. To get such mighty ingredients would be a grueling task. I told him that if I was going to make him a daedric sword he would have to bring me the items. The next day he came back and said he had a deadra heart and some ebony. I was shocked. To get a deadra heart would mean killing a mighty demon from oblivion. They are very hard to find now after the oblivion crisis. And by the nine divines it is one of the rarest metals in all of Skyrim....   [tags: personal narrative] 881 words
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Understanding Jeremiah's Prophecy - ... Due to their constant on and off obedience during the allotted time to serve Babylon the serving got more and more sever till Babylon was forced to devastate Jerusalem. Page 1030 RNWT Watchtower new Bible recognises the original prophecy is specific Nations to serve Babylon for 70 years (11) These also refer to 70 years for Babylon Zech 1:12 So the angel of Jehovah said: “O Jehovah of armies, how long will you withhold your mercy from Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with whom you have been indignant these 70 years?” Zech 7:5 ‘When you fasted and wailed in the fifth month and in the seventh month for 70 years, did you really fast for me....   [tags: babylon, calamity conditional, daniel] 450 words
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The Solstice Canyon - ... Keller ended up paying the Prudhommes a whooping price of $1400, about 10 cents per acre of the entire rancho. They say it is to believe that Keller’s stone cottage is the oldest existing stone building in Malibu. As a matter of fact the stone cottage house has survived many wildfires but was destroyed 2007 by the Corral Fire. Matthew Keller soon died in 1881. Other then the fact that solstice is a beautiful landmark, it also presents an important site for early pioneering space research. Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge rented 10 acres from the Roberts family from 1961 to 1973 and placed technology laboratories and other equipment was placed on the land....   [tags: california, chumash] 588 words
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The Harappan Civilization - ... The whole system was interconnected…”(Johnson 58) As it can be seen, the drainage system in Harappa was technologically advanced. The houses also were designed in a special face so they faced a small alley and that wind acted as an air-conditioner when temperature went to extremes. The houses had a frame made of timber and adjacent houses were separated by a narrow space of land. Archaeologists found mounds such as the huge fortification wall. The huge fortification wall, found in the center of the civilization was built over mud bricks and served as a public well....   [tags: afghanistan, society, archeologists] 1096 words
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The Only One - ... I might be able to find out who I am, where I came from, and what has happened. He walked through the town. Starting in the west sector he searched. All he found was businesses and stores. Next he headed toward the north sector where he found nothing but entertainment. Next was the east sector where there was nothing but a shopping mall and ruins of an old city. He was tired of looking, but he searched in vain. Finally, he came across a cantina. He remembered he was hungry so he headed into the cantina....   [tags: short story] 1746 words
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A Comparison of Newspapers - A Comparison of Newspapers There are two main types of newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets. The tabloid focuses on people and often reports on celebrities. Some types of tabloids include The People, Daily Star, The Mirror, The Sun, News of The World and Daily Sport. Tabloid papers are usually read by working class males as they feature many ‘articles’ about females....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Belize Honeymoon - Belize honeymoon DESCRIPTION: Belize honeymoon makes sure a different experience with full of love and romance to the newly married couples. The cultural heritage and rich tradition make the Belize honeymoon a unique experience. The various destinations and numerous activities attract the people to this country. KEYWORDS: Belize honeymoon, Belize honeymoons, Honeymoon in Belize, Honeymoons in Belize, Belize honeymoon destinations, Belize honeymoon destination, Belize honeymoon activities, Honeymoon activities in Belize, Honeymoon destination sin Belize, Honeymoon destination in Belize, Belize for honeymoon, Belize for honeymoons, Belize as a honeymoon destination, Perfect honeymoon in Belize...   [tags: Travel ] 693 words
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Plans Go Astray: Shown in Of Mice Of Men by John Steinbeck and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Robert Burns once said “The best laid plans of mice men often go astray” In other words, ideas do not always go the way they would like. Many would agree to this statement to be true. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare prove this quote true. These authors used irony into showing that these characters smartest plans still go awry, such as George and Lennie’s or Romeo and Juliet’s did somewhat go askew, and this is also additionally shown by conflict and characterization by the authors....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck] 582 words
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Anti-Transcendentalism in Nathaniel Hawthorne´s "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" and Edgar Allen Poe´s "The Fall of the House of Usher" - ... So essentially, each writer effortlessly demonstrates the traits of Anti-Transcendentalism. In "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" Hawthorne explores many elements of Anti-Transcendentalism including the supernatural.He creates an eerie setting through his writing by using a detailed description in order to elucidate or explain the surroundings an example of this can be found on page when he writes "Between two of the bookcases hung a looking-glass, presenting its high and dusty plate within a tarnished gilt frame....   [tags: Tragedy, Isolation, Society] 553 words
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How One Life Can Change Yours: Of Clay We Are Created by Allende and Graham - Tragedies affect the innocent and the weak, turns the helpful helpless. In 1985, November fifth in Columbia, the Nevada del Ruiz eruption shattered thousands of lives and killed even more. However, tragedies are often told in many different ways, a blunt article or a tear-jerking fiction story. Bradley Graham tells the event mainly focusing upon a nameless girl stuck in the crumble of houses, while Isabelle Allende tells of the same eruption with a fictional twist and even gives the girl a name, Azucena....   [tags: eruption, emotion, innocent]
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The Nature of Man in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... The boys retain their English civility in the face of the truly horrific catastrophe that is the plane crash that strands them there, but slowly over the course of the narrative their moral conditioning wears away and they become what Golding believes to be the true darkness present in all men. But what went so horribly wrong. In the beginning they seem to be faring so well. They survive a plane crash and are able to survive off the islands amenities. Everything takes a turn for the worse though when games of power begin to emerge....   [tags: society, order, evil]
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DNA and Pregnancy are a Reality in the Movie, Gattaca - ... I do not believe that it was at all irresponsible for the father to want to leave some things to chance. In my opinion, I think that some things should be left to chance because no matter what you decide for your child, it doesn't plan out their whole entire life. I also think that knowing everything about your child before they are born ruins the surprise factor and you know almost exactly what to expect. Some families may enjoy knowing everything about their unborn child but I believe that leaving things to chance creates surprise and whatever happens you still love your child....   [tags: classroom, genetic makeup, engineering]
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Love and Relationships in Sure Thing" by David Ives - Relationships often fail. They are frail, unstable saplings when they first start out. Many couples won't make it very far. Even when they do, there seems to be never ending reasons for the pair to leave each other. Different backgrounds, tastes, and beliefs tear people apart before they get the chance to experience the sensation of love that is so desperately sought out. If two people cannot share these basic values, they may find it very difficult to continue dating. Then, the relationship is doomed already....   [tags: two lovers, keeping people apart] 561 words
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Montag’s Gradual Change in the Book Farenheit 451 - ... He apparently gets an adrenaline rush from burning and is totally ignorant of whatever he is burning. Also, he seems to pride himself to “burn ‘em to ashes then burn their ashes” (12). As one can see (connecting phrase), firemen are used to create destruction, instead of to combat it, as they do today. Although fire represents destruction at the beginning of the book, fire reveals a new start for Montag, later on in the book. Montag slowly realizes the utter reality of his so-called utopia....   [tags: Ray Bradbury novel, character analysis] 552 words
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Farming in Canada is a Backbreaking Occupation - Farming in Canada is a backbreaking occupation. Due to the fact that many tribulations come alongside farming, the outcome is not always a positive one. Many problems can occur with the climate and soil, which creates difficulties in crops and livestock. This essay will show that farming is an extremely tough job in Canada. The sources that will be used are “Food and Agriculture”, “Fruit Growing Industry in Canada”, “Making Connections” and “www.omafra.gov.on.ca”. Canada’s climate has a big impact on Canadian farming....   [tags: Canadian studies, agriculture]
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Romancing the Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Imagine this: You are abandoned by your creator because you fill his heart with horror and disgust. While searching for food and shelter, villagers attack at you because of your frightening appearance. Even worse, you observe a young girl drowning weeks later. When you run trying to save the senseless girl, a bystander fires a bullet at you. Wouldn’t you react with violence after eyewitnessing such gruesome circumstances. The monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is driven to violence by poor human social relationships and environmental circumstances....   [tags: violence, relationship, environment]
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Technology in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradburry - Have you ever wanted to just stay home and do nothing, just watch TV. Thats what life is like with technology in this book Fahrenheit 451. The Author Ray Bradbury writes about a character Montag and his wife Mildred. Montag and Mildred are alike in the beginning, but when Montag meets Clarisse, he will have a different point of view and really questions his life. Technology ruins people's lives in these three ways; their relationship with other people, addictions, and appreciation of nature. People get easily distracted by technology and that leads to people in the book Fahrenheit 451 being unable to develop meaningfull relationships with other charcters....   [tags: montag, midlred] 533 words
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Taking a Look at the Chernobyl Disaster - ... In the following paragraphs, some major nuclear accidents and the public acceptance of nuclear energy will be discussed. There have been lots of nuclear accident around the world. One of the accident that had a major impact on the world was the Chernobyl disaster. The disaster took place on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The disaster was caused by a reaction explosion induced by design faults and staff application errors. The accident took place in the course of scheduled tests to check the power supply mode in the event of external sources loss....   [tags: nuclear power plants] 521 words
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Prelude and The Wasteland by T.S. Elliot - ... In Preludes by T.S Eliot, a city is being described by all the things that happen in the evening. The smell of steaks is everywhere. When this poem was composed, steaks were inexpensive and were commonly eaten by members of the lower class. I can relate to this part of the poem because my family cooks steaks and my town “calms” down in the way that the city being described does. The poem then goes on to describe how “a gusty shower wraps the grimy scraps of withered leaves about your feet and newspapers from vacant lots.” The streets are gross and unattractive and the street lights flicker on and off....   [tags: poem analysis] 534 words
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Reconstruction in the Post-Civil War Era - After the Civil War, the South lay in ruins. Streets were lined with the lifeless bodies of Confederate soldiers whilst the buildings smoldered right down to their foundations. In an effort to restore the South to its former charm, the U.S. government plunged the country into what is now called the Reconstruction Era. President Lincoln’s approach towards reconstruction, known as the 10% Plan, was rivaled by the collaborative effort of Henry Davis and Benjamin Wade; known as the Wade-Davis Bill. Both plans never made it into effect, but they set a precedent for more rivalries to come....   [tags: USA, American History, American Civil War] 664 words
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Privileges and Inquiry Powers of Legco - The Basic Law and the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (Cap 382) (‘PPO’) provide the Legislative Council (‘Legco’) some privileges and inquiry powers. PPO authorises Legco to investigate issues of public concern by summoning related persons to provide evidence in the chamber of Legco. Such check and balance is important under the concept of separation of power. Although such powers seems to enshrine the rule of the law in Hong Kong, it is superficial as some previous inquiries were deemed to be politically motivated and more importantly, Hong Kong does not have democratically elected Legco....   [tags: legislation, law, formative] 641 words
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Legalization of Mariguana Trade in Uruguay - On December tenth, Uruguay admitted to legalize marijuana trade, becoming the first nation to carry it into an action in the contemporary world. The Uruguay government allows its nations for growing, selling and using the drug which is illegal in any other nations. From the voting, the Broad Front majority advocated for this cause and won, and the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, signed it into law. The reason that I choose this news is that it was related to my interested subject area, the drug issues....   [tags: corruption, addiction, drugs] 553 words
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Water's Influence on Settements in Egypt - ... There are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt, or for that matter elsewhere in the world, than the Great Pyramids at Giza. The pyramids of Giza have affected some tourists in beliefs and personally/emotionally. They are, without question, the icon most associated with the Egypt. They have been both the main destination for tourists, and a source of imaginative thought to the world for over three thousand years. However, there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, many of them are relatively unknown to anyone who is not an ancient Egypt enthusiast....   [tags: nile, pyramids, ancient tools] 593 words
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The Benefits of Space Exploration - Many citizens of this country often wonder why our government spends millions of dollars on space exploration every year. Well, new observations and data are essential to our society to advance in the understanding of life and the possibility of life on another planet. In reality, science is the true foundation for technology and economic growth. We cannot constantly depend on current facts and knowledge; rather, we must look beyond the horizon and expand our understanding about the world around us....   [tags: Space Exploration Essays] 646 words
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The House Of Usher Response - The Fall Of The House of Usher is a terrifying tale of the demise of the Usher family, whose inevitable doom is mirrored in the diseased and evil aura of the house and grounds. Poe uses elements of the gothic tale to create an atmosphere of terror. The decaying house is a metaphor for Roderick Usher’s mind, as well as his family line. The dreary landscape also reflects his personality. Poe also uses play on words to engage the reader to make predictions, or provide information. Poe has also set the story up to be intentionally ambiguous so that the reader is continually suspended between the real and the fantastic....   [tags: Literature Review] 633 words
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The Research on Cyrstal Myth - ... (Defalque, Wright). With increased use occurring in midwestern states. An estimated 4.7 million Americans (2.1% of the U.S. population) have tried MA at some time in their lives. (Anglin; Burke; Perrochet; Stamper; Dawud-Noursi). Clearly meth was used in certain instances, so how is it used today. Usually meth is smoked, but it can also be injected, snorted, or swallowed. When smoking meth it is usually done with a glass pipe. The user is careful not to touch the lighter to the actual pipe or it can cause meth to burn....   [tags: drug, additive, used, effets, illegal] 531 words
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My Passion for Historial Studies - ... When standing over what once used to be the capital of the largest empire I was sparked with desire to know more. How could a small group of farmers, who started off fending wolves to just protect their livestock, eventually become the greatest empire in all of history. This question lead me to read Simon Baker’s “Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire” which I found to be very interesting as it successfully illustrates all the major changes in Roman history and how the Roman culture impacted the rest of the world....   [tags: knowledge, discovery, travel, sites] 567 words
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The History of Architectural Decay - Architectural decay was not always considered an appropriate subject for photography because it was considered aesthetically unpleasant. But in the late 1800s, photojournalists began to see the need to photographs derelict buildings as a form of social documentation and since then architectural decay photography has evolved into a form of fine art. The earliest photographer to be recognized for his photography of architectural decay was Jacob Riis, a photojournalist who documented the squalid living conditions in New York tenements in his book, How the Other Half Lives, published in 1890....   [tags: photographs, photography, photojournalist] 613 words
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Reasons Why To Visit Rome - Rome—or Roma in Italian—is the capital of Italy. It is also the largest city in the country. Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman history, art and architecture. Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage, making it one of Europe's world’s most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. You will get to explore superb sightseeing, perfect palaces, grand romantic ruins and many more beautiful historic places that Rome provides....   [tags: rome, roman history, vatican city] 580 words
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Foreshadowing in Socrates´Oedipus the King - What if even before someone was born his or her fate was already set. What would that person do. What changes would they make, or what things would people around them do to try to make this person’s fate not come true. The character, Oedipus, in the book Oedipus the King by Sophocles has to deal with this exact situation. Before Oedipus is born, his parents receive an uncanny prophecy, which states that their child would grow up and kill his father and have children with his mother. After this is prophesied, Oedipus’ parents try to kill their newborn to keep this awful prophecy from coming true....   [tags: Fate, Prophesy, Literature] 540 words
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Bible: The Problem with Belshazzar - ... Taylor in its ruins. The cylinder has scriptures from Nabonidus himself praying to the moon-goddess Sin that his first-born son never fails the goddess. It is still not clear to many what relations Belshazzar has to Nebuchadnezzar, but all assumptions suggests that he is the maternal grandson of Nebuchadnezzar. (Unam Sanctam Catholicam) The statement that Belshazzar was the son of Nebuchadnezzar shows that the historical data of the Biblical could be at fault. It is impossible to know for sure what Daniel 5 means when the text says "son"; it can mean descendant or grandson....   [tags: historians, ur, cuneiform tablet] 526 words
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Downtrodden Empires: Japan and Russia - ... In order to do this, both had to change a reigning czar, Peter I, revolution finalized the change as the communist leaders Lenin and Stalin ousted the czars and nationalized national assets. In Japan, the Mejii restoration had to stop and warring factions and creates a single ru.er. From there, the only newly centralized government could dictate what had to be done to expand. Thus new centralization worked extremely well. A major difference is that Russia used foreign loans to build its infrastructure and assets including railroads and heavy manufacturing ordinarily this would be economic ruins as was the case for ottomans but Russia nationalized those or essentially stole them during th...   [tags: world history] 535 words
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