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Violence & Scars of The Past - In the novel, Solar Storms, violence plays a key and essential role of the story’s plot. The reader is able to observe both the traditional ways in which Angela's foremothers attempt to battle it as well as the current struggle of Angela's relatives to keep their land and water rights from the white government. Bush, whom was Angela's step-grandmother, informs the reader about the Native traditions when she tries to defend Angela from her mother, Hannah, abusive ways. Being convinced that Hannah Wing, Angela's mother, is a troubled woman with many ‘demons’ in her, while viewing the vulnerable and unsafe Angel in her custody, Bush prepares a mourning feast in order to protect Angela from Hann...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Book Scars by Cheryl Rainfield - Self-harming has always been a sensitive and harbored topic for the people worldwide. They see the concept of self-injury from text books, media, novels, and celebrities. Cheryl Rainfield, the author of the book Scars, has delivered a significant and strong message about self-wounding through the main character, Kendra, and her story. With the use of imagery and the alternation of Kendra’s past and present, Cheryl Rainfield has revealed the struggles that lead to Kendra’s way of living such life....   [tags: self-harm, parasuicide, emotional distress] 1760 words
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Treatment for Acne Scars - Treatment for acne scars Description: - Acnes scars of different type. Some are permanent like and some are likely to be cured. So the treatment options can be adopted according to the type and severity of the acne. Key words:- Acne scars, Acne scars, Acne scar treatments, treatments for acne scars, Laser treatment for acne scars, Home remedies for acne scars, Home remedies for acne scars Treatment for acne scars Acne scars occurs because of the infection that occurred to the acne. This is the age of cosmetic surgery helps a lot to cure this problem....   [tags: Health] 1061 words
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Faded Scars - Holding my knee's tightly to my chest, I can't help but notice the faded scars that line my shins. Each mark tells a story of adventures and mishaps I've encountered over my seventeen years - constant reminders of mistakes and discoveries I've made thus far in my shortly lived life. I begin to day dream, carefully recalling each detail as I sit comfortably on my bedroom floor. On the inside of my left ankle I see the very faint scar from the summer I turned six. My oldest brother Geoff was out riding his bike and invited me to join him....   [tags: childhood,] 746 words
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Unseen Scars - All around the world there are soldiers of every country who are fighting and participating in battles of every kind with assignments to destroy, defeat, and conquer all that is distructive and evil. These heroes put their very life on the line so that a remarkable goal of the near or distant future might possibly be met. These soldiers are protective and defensive, brave and strong. They have the power and weaponry to destroy almost everything, but yet show care to the less fortunate, and support one another with encouragement and praise....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Topical Treatment for Prevention or Treatment of Scars - TOPICAL VITAMIN E Over the years, the development of hypertrophic scars has remained an unsolved problem in wound healing. Topical Vitamin E (tocotrienol) is increasingly popular among the public for scar prevention and treatment. A significant number of health professionals believe that topical vitamin E could help in improving the appearance of scars despite the lack of scientific evidence. There is little evidence from well-controlled and randomized clinical trials to justify the beneficial use of Vitamin E in surgical scars....   [tags: literature review, vitamin E]
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Scars Left from the War in Afghanistan - Here in America there is little tangible evidence of the war in Afghanistan, no visible scars besides the ones involving processions of caskets coming from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The mentality though remains. People are tired of this war; they have lost the patriotic spirit that had been created after 9/11. With the war reaching a decade people are losing hope and faith in the government. They are losing the desire to continue in their support for the war. People have taken negative viewings to Muslims as well because of this war and have become very aggressive over those coming from the Middle East and of Islamic origins even if they have been citizens of the United States before...   [tags: ethnics, terrorism, weary]
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Great Information About Laser Treatment for Acne Scars - ... Laser treatment This is the main procedure that you have to do to remove your acne scars. During this treatment, the laser is going to penetrate your skin pores. Some experts believe that this treatment can restore the pigmentation on your skin. This technique is very helpful in restoring your skin color to become your natural color. The laser treatment is usually done very quickly. Most doctors are able to perform this treatment for less than an hour. c. Apply the medication After you get the laser treatment for removing your acne scars, you should get the medication from your skin doctors....   [tags: procedure, medication, beauty] 896 words
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Assessing the Results of Neck Reconstruction in Patients with Burn Scars - Background Neck reconstruction is considered as one of the most important surgeries in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The present study aimed to assess the results of reconstructive surgery of extensive face and neck burning scars using tissue expanders. Methods This descriptive prospective study was conducted on 36 patients with extensive burning scars on the neck and face. Operation for tissue expander insertion was performed and tissue distension started two or three weeks later, depending on the patients’ incisions....   [tags: research, expanders, donor] 2784 words
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The Story Behind the Scars, The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir - The Story Behind the Scars “The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir” is a vivid recollection of Staceyann Chin's traumatic childhood as she discovers her voice and identity growing up in Jamaica beginning in 1972. At the age of four, Staceyann is already experiencing the oppressions related with being a girl. Delano, her older brother by two years, is the only male in the house as both of their fathers are out of the picture. Since they are both raised by their deaf and illiterate grandmother, Delano exercises his masculinity over Staceyann in numerous ways, even at the age of six....   [tags: Stacyann Chin, literary analysis]
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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks - Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars] 535 words
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Emotional Scars - The Emotional Scars of September 11 Walking past the courthouses and city hall toward Ground Zero, you enter an uncanny world that is both completely familiar and totally strange. Though street signs and landmarks remain unchanged, axes of orientation no longer line up as they once did. It is not just the reduction of people and traffic; something else, something palpable yet far more difficult to articulate is loose on the streets. I visited the site with my friend, Aaron, who had been in the World Financial Center at the time of the attack....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 923 words
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Scars Don't Hurt - As we perambulate through life, we pass by people with unseen scars; people who have faced the unimaginable yet the remnants remain hidden and concealed away beyond what our eyes can perceive. Tremendous triumphs, exultations and tribulations underly every untold testimony. So often survivors of abuse have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted; but the truth cannot be denied. For if there is light, darkness is unable to exist. Both, Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and the autobiography “Scars Don’t Hurt” by Margaret and Blake Davidson deeply submerge the reader into the world of sexual abuse and the suffering that it produces; yet the abused prevails and th...   [tags: Margaret and Blake Orbidson, Maya Angelou] 1973 words
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scarsbel Using Scars to Communicate in Toni Morrison's Beloved - Using Scars to Communicate in Beloved There are certainly complications to assumptions of how scars are used as a means of communication in the novel, Beloved. The character named Beloved has her own distinct scars that bear significance in the story. Her scars are distinct not only in their origins, but also in their meaning, and create a point of diversion from the traditional pattern established by the role of scars in the lives of other characters. The scratches on her forehead and the cut across her neck were not made by a white oppressor, but instead by her own mother, Sethe....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays] 573 words
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Scars of Sethe and Paul D in Toni Morrison's Beloved - The Scars of Sethe and Paul D in Beloved Scars are undoubtably an incredible means of storytelling in Beloved. No matter how a person changes or what happens to them, these marks are another bit of tangible history, following each of them wherever they may go. These physical characteristics are what one can believe in, more than what is said or written. When written and oral language can many times not be trusted, physical characteristics provide another more certain form of communication--one that cannot be biased or altered....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays] 745 words
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Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery - ... However, one’s true unique characteristics should be much more valued over that of the status quo. Also, the long term effects of cosmetic surgery should be of the upmost importance when this resort is being considered. Cosmetic surgery, as with any type of surgery, poses large risks to be taken such as: possible ruptures, permanent scarring, challenges in breastfeeding (for females), and the possibility that he/she may change their mind when it is too late. Teens may want to change or add something to their body that may be in the process of forming already and surgery could disrupt that natural growth process....   [tags: scars, nipping, sewing, recovery] 1282 words
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The Effect the Theft of Colonizers Had Phisically and Spiritually on Post-Colonial Authors and Literature - ... There was an almost paranoidal and pathological wanderlust for the authors and poets who were displaced. I will be using the word migration in this article interchangeably with exile, as one could not be without the other. Migration, the act of moving from one place to another, instigates displacement, for it involves more than just the abandonment of physical land. A migrant must relinquish his past and dismantle his notion of history in order to face what he encounters in the present. In Bassam Frangieh’s article, ‘Mahmoud Darwish, Exile’s Poet: Critical Essays’, he states ‘…home is no longer constituted by land or people but by the possibility of a poetic gathering of voices.’ (41) Ev...   [tags: Mahmoud Darwish, scars in Arab psyche] 1571 words
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The Things they Carried by Tim O´Brien - ... O’Brien highlights his fear to indulge in a war he does not care about, but he does not want to appear cowardly to his peers. For him, patriotism and dedication to his country’s cause in the war take back stage (Brien 25). He cares more about his reputation. His sentiments echo those of the other members of his group. The fear of shame is so urgent such that it affects the relationship between the men. Social acceptance is the main motivating reason for reluctant men to go to war. Jimmy Cross goes to war because his friends are going and this reflection of his bad leadership is testimony....   [tags: war, scars, death, torture, destruction] 1963 words
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The Ugly Scars of Hatred - Why is hate so fundamental and eternal to the human psyche. Hate is like a boomerang that eventually consumes the life of the person who harbors it. The only alternative to hate is love since it is too much of a burden to constantly live with hate. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the love of Romeo and Juliet never sees the light of the day because their love is forbidden by their feuding families who thrive on hate. The night unites them by shielding their love, whereas the day separates them by threatening to reveal their love....   [tags: Love, Hate, Romeo Juliet] 791 words
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The Last Space Lord - ... When I made it to the small kitchen in my ship a wave of disappointment struck. Right there in front of me was my sworn enemy the Virus Fang. It was one of their beasts. A scout. That meant I had only a few minuets until the real troops arrived. I remained motionless I couldn’t move like I was glued to the floor. The smell of hot cocoa kept me there. The reason the Virus Fang send the scouts first is not to find out how many enemies there are but to freeze the enemies in their tracks. So they can’t escape when the others arrive....   [tags: planet, legof, scars, enemy, hug] 1347 words
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Healing the Emotional Scars of Antwoine Fisher - ... As an adolescent, he experienced a psychological crisis of of Intimacy and Isolation. Here, a developmental task would include discovery; in other words, he needed to find his gender identity, which plays a role the sensitivity to the process of identity development. This is addressed by such questions such as the meaning of life, or who are you as an individual. This was a big struggle for Fisher because he just had one question, “why”. At this stage, Fisher used people around him as punching bags and frequently displayed displaced anger....   [tags: group identity and alienation] 742 words
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Scars Of War - The ride through the countryside was quite amazing. If you did not know, you would swear you were driving down a back road in Pennsylvania. The only visible difference were signs written in Cyrillic for little shops along the road. As the contours of Sarajevo came into focus, you could not miss the gaping, rubble-filled holes that were once buildings. I was not ready for the scenes of destruction that I was about to witness. I have hiked the hollow fields of Gettysburgh, read stories of the war in Vietnam, listened to stories from friends and colleagues that had served in Panama and Somalia, and watched the “100 Hour War'; on CNN....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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The Long Term Effects of Child Abuse - ... The parents who do this are damaging their kids. A prime example of child abuse through the indoctrination into religion is shown in the 2006 American documentary Jesus Camp. The film centers around Becky Fisher’s evangelic Christian summer camp in Devils Lake, North Dakota and focus on three children (Levi, Rachel, and Tory) and their journey through “Jesus Camp”. One scene in particular really made it clear that what Becky Fisher is doing at this camp is in fact abusive to the children....   [tags: emotional and psychological scars] 616 words
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Symbolism in Alice Walker's Everyday Use - There are many examples of symbolism in Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use.” Whether it’s representing Mama Johnson, Dee or Maggie. Even everyday household objects. Symbolism is used to express or represent ideas or qualities in english, art, mathematics, science,etc. In many ways symbolism can be used to represent an idea that means more than the literal meaning. In “Everyday Use” Mama Johnson and Maggie are awaiting for Dee’s arrival after several years of not being able to see her. Dee had left for college a while back and had wrote a letter saying she was coming to visit....   [tags: dee, household objects, the scars]
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - ... Jakes vulnerability and helplessness becomes more apparent as the book goes on, and the reader starts to understand Jake as an individual. At the end, we come to learn that Jake can analyze and critique others very well, yet he still cannot figure out who he is himself. As a result of the war, Brett and Jake have also lost a part of their religion. War can alter ones perspective on life. In the sun also rises, to Brett and Jake, the world has lost its innocence and traditional morality is no longer apparent; It took away most of their hope and faith....   [tags: world war I, emotions, scars] 900 words
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Cosmetic Surgery - No Longer Only For the Rich and Famous - Cosmetic surgery companies offer many options in which to finance cosmetic procedures for individual of all income levels. There were over 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2008, as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). (Surgery, 2009) The statistic mentioned, clearly shows how many of us now would be willing to undergo cosmetic surgery. But, have you asked why. In today’s society, plastic surgery is the number one chosen alternative decision for the augmentation of physical appearance, scar repair and for the repair of a deformity, whether it be a birth defect or disfigurement from an accident....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays] 1399 words
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Wound and Scar Management - Introduction Advances in science over the centuries can be seen in various areas of medicine. One such area is in the treatment and healing process of wounds. In the past, wounds were treated and left to heal naturally where scar formation was common. However, times have changed and people are more concerned with their physical looks than they were two decades ago. The rise in plastic surgery operations is a clear indication of this increase in physical awareness. This change has led to medical research aimed at discovering ways in which wounds after treatment can be made to heal without forming scars....   [tags: Treatment, Healing Process]
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Use of Aphorisms in Steinbecks "The Winter of Our Discontent" - In John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Winter of Our Discontent, one can find many general truths and principles, also known as aphorisms. Ethan Allen Hawley, the main character, seems to gift the reader with another aphorism at the turn of every page, but some of these sayings may be considered more remarkable than others. One of the more noteworthy aphorisms is a statement made by Ethan at the end of chapter 6: “To be alive at all is to have scars”. While this may not be the theme that Steinbeck concentrates on the most, it is surely one of the most important....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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The Physical and Emotional Horrors that Slaves Suffer - Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison, highlights the physical and emotional horrors that slaves suffer after their escape from slavery. The symbolism of trees is prominent in this novel as a cultural symbol of life. However, Morrison uses trees to illustrate more than just a representation of life. She uses them to show how in a time of oppression and suffering, one can always mend the pain, escape from it, and eventually begin a new life. The idea that trees symbolize healing, freedom, and life is portrayed by the actions and feelings of the main characters, Sethe, Denver, and Paul D....   [tags: slavery, toni morrison, beloved] 555 words
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A Form of Expression in Tattooing - ... According to Beckwith, Fischer and Fitzgerald, scarification in African culture can only be done to the human body; therefore it is not allowed for pots or vases to look like they have patterns of scarification (beckwith). Among African cultures scarification is a sign of civilization, which distinguishes the “civilized” human body from its ordinary state and from the bodies of animals. The scars left from scarification within African cultures can mean different things, depending on the tribe....   [tags: culture, modifications, scarification] 1290 words
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Skin Elasticity And How To Keep Skin Elastic - ... Skin with decreased turgor stays in extended position and takes more time to return to normal status. Topical Treatments To Retain Skin Elasticity One of the basic elements of healthy skin is to adopt a balanced diet and gather ample rest on a daily basis. Cleaning and washing the skin regularly helps remove dirt and other impurities thereby preventing clogging of sensitive skin pores. Ideally, the skin must be washed at least twice a day with mild soap devoid of fragrance. Subtle use of make-up does tend to improve elasticity....   [tags: aging, cosmetics, topical applications] 615 words
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Symbolism in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from the literal sense. Symbols are used all over the world not only in stories but symbols are also used by helping people understand that some chemicals may be toxic by showing a skull on it. Others may have a recycling symbol to help the environment. You may not notice these kinds of symbols but if you pay close attention you’ll understand how these things are useful. Deaf individuals understand the world way better by having these symbols around to help them understand what they are useful for, because they are not able to communicate with other people....   [tags: hands, tough life, new house]
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V Beam Laser - V-beam laser treatment produces a gentle but intense burst of light that destroys the blood vessels in the area of treatment. The V-beam laser can successfully treat the following skin conditions: • Acne • Facial, chest and neck redness • Face veins (telangiectasias) • Rosacea • Hemangiomas (small and large red bumps or growths) • Scars • Vascular lesions • Red birth marks (port wine stains) Working of V beam laser: The V beam laser utilizes an intense light burst that targets the blood vessels which turn the scars red or pink....   [tags: Health] 848 words
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What is Acne and How should it be Treated? - ... It normally happens throughout duration of lifestyle once the unhealthy sweat glandular comes back again. How to Cure Acne: There is plenty of ways to deal with Acne but first of all we need to know the purpose of pain. It happens from plenty of causes but we will talk about some causes and also provide the best pimples organic remedies 1. Constipation 2. Dirty epidermis (oily skin) 3. Hormones changes 4. Disorder of intestinal system Some other tips for acne treatment are as follows: Vitamins For people having minor acne scars, vitamins especially vitamin C can be really helpful....   [tags: skin, pimples, scar] 551 words
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A Fictional Essay: Space Lords vs. Virus Fang - I am number 69, the last of my kind. We were the space lords; there were 70 of us on earth. We came because the Virus Fang destroyed our planet and we were the last of our kind. We arrived here through each of our own way of transport- no two-space lords came together. The way that I made it here is by a Legof. A Legof is the name of our spaceships back on my planet that can travel in any atmosphere and disguise itself as anything. The Legof is as living as I am. Most of us traveled that way, but there were a few of us who knew how to teleport....   [tags: virus fan, planet, space] 649 words
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Symbolism in Everyday Use By Alice Walker - Symbolism isn’t as simple as it sounds. Symbolism is for objects that have true meaning to them. For example when you see a stop sign its true symbol it’s trying to show us is to stop. When it’s your birthday and you get something from someone really special to you it gets a true symbolism to you. The symbol on the streets explains to us in what directions we may go and what no to do, so the symbols in the streets are to show us what to do. In this short story ‘Everyday Use’ Alice Walker uses symbolism for the objects that had been passed from the ancestors....   [tags: heritage, slavery, stop sign, ]
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The Inflammation Theory or Clinical Creations - ... Some advice from Vidya is to keep on studying no matter how hard it get; it will eventually pay off at the end. “Keep on studying and keep yourself updated with new advances in the medical world”. Doctor Pai means to keep experienced through the medical field is to keep learning about new technology. By keeping updated, dermatologist will use new technology on patients to make more money and gain new patients (Pai). Dermatologist faces many patients’ problems every day. The most common problems Dermatologist tends to face are aging, acne, and sun spot troubles....   [tags: skin care, surgery, dermatologist] 1069 words
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Laser Treatment - Laser is an acronym used for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser treatment is a procedure used to cure skin problems with a strong beam of light. Experienced cosmetologists and dermatologists use this new technology to cure many ailments. Side effects of laser treatment: Several side effects can be experienced with acne blemish laser treatment like irritation, redness and swelling on the affected areas. These side effects persist only for a few hours or a day. In certain cases of laser therapy that cures the pimple scars can lead to pigmentation changes....   [tags: Medical Science] 938 words
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Taking a Closer Look at The Cambodian Genocide - ... Cambodia lost 25% of its population, with over two millions killed. When more than two million innocent people are killed, it is hard, if not impossible to call what happened in Cambodia, not Genocide. Many people witnessed the deaths of their family and friends, leaving them with nightmares and emotional scars (Carney 1). Another strong argument that helps prove what happened in Cambodia was genocide was the terrible treatment that the people were forced to endure every day. The Khmer Rouge was relentless with what they did....   [tags: Pol Pot, mass killings]
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Black Mamba: The Female Badass - What defines a real “Badass?” Most will agree that this label applies to a tough and rebellious individual who follows his own path. However, this term is inherently masculine as it involves rough qualities associated with a powerful male. In Jack Katz’s analysis in “Ways of the Badass,” he refers only to males when he deconstructs the persona of this strong character. Despite this imbedded conception, can a female be considered a badass if she possesses the associated qualities. In Quentin Tarantino’s action film Kill Bill Volume 1, the main character seeking revenge through many brutal murders is not a man, but a strong and dominant female....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1535 words
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Types and Signs of Abuse - There are four types of Abuse psychological, verbal, physical, and sexual. And most importantly, the abuser can be anyone. Children everywhere are being abused from the rich to the poor. Abuse is not classified by race, age, income, background, or even country. Any child can be the victim of abuse, with that being said this is what people should know. First, As said in Emotional Abuse “Psychological child abuse is defined as behavior that impacts a child's social, emotional and self-worth development”(Emotional Abuse)....   [tags: psychological, verbal, physical, sexual]
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Prostitution and Its Unfortunate Aftermath - Prostitution and Its Unfortunate Aftermath Life..the greatest adventure. This statement, so powerful yet for many teens who enter the dark world of prostitution, it happens to be the furthest thing from the truth. This life of despair can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering (Farley www.prostitutionresearch.com). Many teenagers resort to prostitution out of desperation. The unfortunate popularity of teen prostitution has led to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, physical and emotional scars and health problems in the lives of these teens....   [tags: Papers] 1321 words
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Laser Resurfacing Treatment - As we age, we develop wrinkles and fine lines on our face due to the repetitive movements of the facial muscle. Other factors like diet, exposure to sun and smoking can also affect your skin. Laser resurfacing treatment is a good option for treating the various skin problems including scars, age spots, wrinkles, brown discoloration, some types of acne scarring and stretch marks. The skin color, extent of damage and age are the factors that determine whether laser resurfacing treatment is appropriate for you....   [tags: Medical Science] 869 words
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Paul Dunbar's Poem, Sympathy, Grasps the Cry for Freedom by African Americans - In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, Sympathy, He grasps the all-inclusive cry for freedom, the theme of African American literature since black poets first began writing poetry. Dunbar uses the greatest power that he has, his words. In this poem the speaker begins with a sentence that is direct and describes his feelings from the beginning, which is “I know what the caged bird feels, alas,” the word alas meaning and expression of grief or sadness the speaker is feeling for the caged bird. In this poem the speaker represents the black Americans of that time in the vivid description of the caged bird and its experiences....   [tags: blacks, bird, imagery]
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The Usability of Symbolism in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Symbolism is a technique that author’s uses to bring out the main importance of an object, but more emphasized details are being extracted in the usage of it. Alice Walker uses quilts, for example, to symbolize a “bond between women” (Spark Notes) a relationship between women, that would get passed down from generation to generation. In this story, symbolism plays a big role that makes this more attracted to the reader’s eyes. The characters such as the following: Mama Johnson, Dee, and Maggie all symbolize a manifold of different things that happened and/or took place back in the 1950s and 1960s....   [tags: quilts, civil rights movement, heritage, culture]
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The Effects of Emotional Abuse on an Individual - A persons emotions influence every aspect of ones lives. Especially when you’re a child, your emotions are vulnerable to every interaction they receive. When these emotions are beaten down and destroyed continuously, a common name for this is abuse. For example, Dee, a young married women, was emotionally abused everyday by her husband. He treated her as more of a servant than a wife and she eventually hated her life. She became depressed and eventually contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until then that she considered getting help (YWCA Mohawk Valley, 2014)....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]
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The 21st Century Romanticism of Personable Mutilation - ... He never once said he wanted to die, he just wanted to be fit. The thing about self harm that people tend to skim over, it isn’t just a female-related problem. Men and women of all ages are suffering from depression and anxiety related self-harm daily. There are fighters and survivors everywhere. One may not specifically have a death wish when they hurt themselves, but some do, because they are so far gone from this world. The media and people on social networking sites tend to glorify, or romanticise self harm....   [tags: self-harm, stress, recovery, suicide] 1154 words
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Floridian Manatee Populations and Anthropogenic Influences - Introduction: The West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, is a distinct species of manatee that is found in the warm coastal waters and rivers of Florida (Lefebvre et al. 2001). Globally the West Indian manatee is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (2014). The populations of West Indian manatees that call Florida’s waters home are not doing as well. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) list the West Indian manatee as endangered (2014)....   [tags: environmental concerns, ]
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Movie: Diary of a Black Woman - ... The woman had more power over Helen’s feelings because Charles realized his children needed him. Charles left Helen without much to do, kicking her out of the wealthy life she carried with him. Helen then went to live with her family. This experience influenced her to seek for revenge. Helen was always the type of woman to have everything perfect to satisfy her husband, she was always caught with a smile until the day her life came down. Throughout the experiences she acknowledged Helen became a woman with a heavy attitude....   [tags: plot summary] 536 words
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