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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... Some signs of physical child abuse are inconsistent injuries, multiple types of injuries , injuries at various healing stages, poor hygiene, bruises and/or burns in the shape of common objects (Giardino). Liver injury, pancreatic injury, urinary tract injury, and intestinal injury are also common signs of physical child abuse (Giardino). Physical injuries are treated as appropriate.The parents will need counseling or an intervention of some type. In some cases, the child may be temporarily or permanently removed from the home to prevent further danger, this information was found in Child Abuse - Physical (Child Abuse - Physical)....   [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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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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Floridian Manatee Populations and Anthropogenic Influences - ... These areas provide a warm refuge between feeding periods in sea grass beds. The predicted decline in these warm water refuges in the coming decades will be a serious threat to manatee population stability (Runge et al. 2007). Maintaining and protecting these refuges will be essential for manatee management efforts. Thermal plumes generated by power plants provide a much needed source of warm-water in winter conditions. Unfortunately these crucial areas are being lost to technological improvements that are more energy efficient and produce less heat....   [tags: environmental concerns, ]
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Child Abuse: An Inexcusable Crime - Child abuse occurs in families of all different social classes and of all different cultures. According to the Heritage Foundation, abuse and neglect of American children has increased 134% since 1980 ("The Child Abuse Crisis”). No excuse for child abuse exists. Children are among the most defenseless group of people in society, and to harm those who are defenseless is simply unacceptable. Abusers may make excuses for their actions or even deny they are harming the child, but they are wrong. Child abuse causes significant damage to the victim’s physical and psychological health, the victim’s behavior and social skills, and society as a whole....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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A Will to Live - “We need to learn how to help ourselves and help the doctor help us.” This quote is from the American Trauma Society’s website where they make sure the physical aspect after a traumatic event is tended to. Unfortunately being a victim of a traumatic event scars the injured party deeper than people sometimes are able to realize. Heather Abbott, a bomb victim from the Boston bombing on April 15th was seriously injured including about 120 others (Baltimore News Journal). The effects from not only the bombing but other destructive happenings leave many with emotional turmoil....   [tags: Boston Bombing, Bombing Victims]
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Proton Therapy for Tumors - Cancer is the form of disease, when abnormal cells divide uncontrolledly and invade other tissues. Cancer is not one type of disease because there are more than 100 types of the cancer spread in the world ( National Cancer Institute 2013). Every third person in the world has a cancer. Based on statistics, in the USA in 2013 the cancer was a cause of death for 580,350 people ( The American Cancer Society 2013). The aim of this project is to evaluate all aspects of proton therapy. It will be argued that proton therapy is the most effective treatment for cancer conventional treatments....   [tags: health, disease, tissues]
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Overview of Child Abuse - Child Abuse Child abuse has been known one of the major destructions of lives in the society. National center for injury control and prevention for child maltreatment has made it known that over a million of children suffer from child abuse, while some children lose their lives from maltreatment. More than seven children die as a result of child abuse, and some programs have been developed in order to help children from being abused. There are only four major types of abuses: emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect....   [tags: Social Issues, Family Violence]
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Essay on Toni Morrison's Beloved - Misuse of Language - The Misuse of Language in Beloved In Toni Morrison's Beloved many negative methods of communication used by the white people are effectively hijacked by the black people. The black people create a completely new message and a positive form of communication. These forms of communication, in turn, empower the oppressed black people, providing channels for the expression of ideas, thoughts, and memories. Such was the case in the American culture of the mid 1800's as depicted in Beloved because of the gap in the social status and power of black versus white Americans....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays] 784 words
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Living With Endometriosis - Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders which affect 5.5 million women in the U.S. and 176 million women worldwide. It is a chronic disorder found within the pelvic area of women. This disease is found to affect women of all ethnic and social backgrounds. While it has not yet been determines exactly what causes endometriosis there seems to be certain trends that may contribute to this disease. There also seems to be a link this being a hereditary disease. Symptoms can vary widely from case to case which can sometimes make it hard to diagnose endometriosis in the beginning....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Literary Elements and Time Setting in Ethan Frome - Ethan Frome Love does not always have happy endings. People can fall in and out of love as easily as changing clothes. "Ethan Frome," a novel by Edith Wharton, explains how a married man named Ethan struggles on with his life, secretly distracted by the yearning for his wife's cousin, Mattie Silver. The author uses literary elements and time setting in the story. Wharton has been generous in using literary elements in the novel. She has put together senses of personification and similies to thoroughly describe the plot of the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Living with Epilepsy - Living with Epilepsy The person suddenly cries out, loses consciousness, falls to the ground, and foams at the mouth. Their arms and legs jerk convulsively for several minutes. What would your reaction be. As a bystander, would you know how to assist this person. Could this happen to you. Epilepsy has been studied for a long time and it is important to have a basic understanding of this disorder. According to Epilepsy.com, Epilepsy is " a neurological condition that affects the nervous system."(2006) Epilepsy is also known as a seizure....   [tags: Health] 1922 words
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Hiroshima Essay - The most significant theme in John Hersey’s book “Hiroshima” are the long- term effects of war, confusion about what happened, long term mental and physical scars, short term mental and physical scars, and people being killed. The confusing things after the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima where that the city had been wiped out, all means of communication where gone, all the roads and street signes where wiped out, destroyed or blocked by collapsed buildings “…saw through the darkness that all the houses in her neighbourhood had collapsed.”1 People not knowing what had happened as there had been no siting of a plane before the bomb was dropped, not being sure if a bomb or a fire had caused a...   [tags: essays research papers] 649 words
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A Victim of Despair - A Victim of Despair How many of you have read or heard the story of Frankenstein. I'm sure some of you may remember reading Mary Shelly's novel or watching one of the many versions of the movie.Have you ever noticed that most of the stories about Frankenstein are shown only through Victor Frankenstein's experiences. What about the monster he created. Have you ever wondered what the monster's side of the story was. Well, you're in for a big surprise because tonight on Novel News, the monster that Victor Frankenstein created will be here to share his side of the story....   [tags: Frankenstein Mary Shelley Creative Essays]
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Alice Walker's Everyday Use - In every family there seems to be a child that is bestowed with all of the positive aspects of her parents. Unfortunately, for every perfect child there is, it seems that there is one child that is less talented and less beautiful. In the short story, "Everyday Use", these two character descriptions fit perfectly in relation to the characters of Dee and Maggie. Dee is the gifted and beautiful child, whereas Maggie seems to have been left behind by the gene pool and luck. In her short story, "Everyday Use", Alice Walker utilizes language, the tragedy of the fire burning down Maggie's family's house, and her portrayal of Dee to pain an extremely sympathetic portrait of Maggie....   [tags: Everyday Use Alice Walker] 1207 words
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Influence of Society in Meena Kandasamy’s Social and Poetic Identity Reflected in her Poetry - According to Jonathan Culler, “the fundamental identity of characters emerges as the result of actions, of struggles with the world, but then this identity is posited as the basis, even the cause of those actions” (111). The same cause is mirrored in the works of Meena Kandasamy (b. 1984) who belongs to that category which has the past tendency to get subjugated and suppressed the most – Dalit and Female. Kandasamy regards her writing as a process of coming to terms with her identity: her “womanness, Tamilness and low/outcasteness” that she wears with pride (Sarangi, par....   [tags: violence, social groups, identity]
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Therapeutic Writing: A Comparison of Alice Walker and Her Characters - In the short story, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, the author's life parallels with each family members characteristics. The narrative is about a mother who is self-sufficient. The narrator lives with her youngest daughter, Maggie. The younger sibling is very self-conscious due to her scars from a house fire. When Dee, the oldest daughter, arrives the family is awkwardly reunited. Dee begins to lay claim to various household objects. However, when she tries to claim quilts that were promised Maggie, Mama turns her down....   [tags: short stories, literature]
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What the Cinderella Story Has to Teach Young Girls - At first glance, what makes a fairy tale a fairy tale may seem obvious—some kind of magic, hidden symbols, repetition, and of course it’s evident it’s fiction—but fables are more than that. As Arthur Schelesinger puts it, it’s about “[expanding] imagination” and gaining understanding of mysterious places (618). While doing this, it also helps children to escape this world, yet teach a lesson that the reader may not be conscious of. A wonderful story that achieves all of this is Cinderella, but not the traditional tale many American’s have heard....   [tags: Literature, The Rough Faced Girl]
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Life in Prison for Criminals that Rape a Teenager - Your mother, your sister, your aunt, your daughter, and your wife are the target victims of rapist. There are no particular people who are not in danger of being raped. The reasons why rape suspects if found guilty, deserve the harshest punishment that the law allows because rape ruins a person’s life. For instance, in the articles “Thanks for Ruining My Life” and “Dead California Teen’s Family Sue Suspects in Sexual Assault Case,’ the victim express depression and deep emotional scars which were dug deeper by the court system not believing the victim....   [tags: sexual assault, depression, substance abuse]
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Escape From Camp 14: The Story of Shin Dong-Hyuk - Summary Shin Dong-Hyuk was born a prisoner in Camp 14, a long established North Korean labor camp. The author, a writer who has set up a series of interviews with Shin to reveal his life story and his incredible status as the only person born in a North Korean labor camp to escape. He grew up learning to snitch on his friends and family would earn him food in an environment where almost everyone was always starving. His parents were chosen because of their “good behavior” in the camp to get married and have children; they could only see each other five days per year....   [tags: Shin Dong-Hyuk, North Korea]
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The Dangers for Models of Being Overly Skinny - “My lips and fingers were blue because I was so thin that my heart was struggling to pump blood around my body”, said teen model fashion Georgina (Carroll 1). The new skinny has become excessively scrawny. Is it definitely not normal for today’s society models to walk around with blue fingers starving themselves until their organs start failing. As for the model agencies, they couldn’t care less of the pressure and dangerous practices they put the models through in order for them to stay thin for the runway....   [tags: models, starving models]
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Study of Yanomami Culture: Day In The Field - In my day in the field, I will be writing in the point of view of the person filming Professor Chagnon, as well as pictures while he does his research on the Yanomamo. I am a resent male graduate with a major in filming and major in anthropology helping Professor Chagnon in his studies. For this trip, we will be focusing on the Yanomami warfare, and violence within the village to give us a better understanding on their culture, and why the resort to raids and violence. It will be taking place during the spring, and we will mainly be discussing with the men....   [tags: yanomamo, napoleon chagnon, culture shock]
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Symbolism used in Everyday Use by Alice Walker - Symbolism is a literary technique used by a manifold of authors. Symbolism is using an object, person, place to represent something greater than what it actually is or means. For example, the crucifix symbolizes the honor and sacrifice and love off all men. Symbols also represent suggestions for ideas, like traffic lights, red symbolizes stop, yellow symbolizes slow down, and green symbolizes to go. Symbolism is even used to celebrate, in the Hispanic culture a quincenera is used to symbolize a female child becoming a young lady....   [tags: guilts, crucifix, african-american women]
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Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Children - “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living in a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.” This is a quote from Dave Pelzer, the author famous for his autobiography “A Child Called ‘It’.” For those who do not know what the book is about, it is about his life, and how he grew up, being abused by his mother everyday. As a result of child abuse, children have to deal with psychological consequences, social difficulties, and economic difficulties later in life. Initially, psychological consequences can be many things, but the main points are the personal feelings of a child, cognitive delay, and emotional feelings....   [tags: psychology, mental hygene, development]
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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts - Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation] 1410 words
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The Effects of Homelessness on Children - Imagine a young child growing up, learning, and trying to further his or her life to obtain success in the future. For an “everyday” child this can be challenging, however “everyday” obstacles can be overcome. For thousands of children in the United States, this dream is almost impossible to achieve. These children are a part of the homeless population that is spread throughout the United States. Many times these individuals try to hide this major secret from the rest of the world, but homelessness is very prevalent among these youths today....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Time is Now: End Bullying - One of the most horrendous hate crimes is sweeping the nation: bullying. What is a bully. As defined by Oxford Dictionaries, a bully is “a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker” (oxforddictionaries.com). In most situations when the term “bully” is mentioned, the mental image of the grotesque creature standing over a small child is created. This is not always the case, however. Bullying takes place daily and in more forms than physical brutality. While physical bullying is serious, there is also indirect bullying, verbal bullying, and cyber bullying....   [tags: Hate Crimes, cyberbullying, cyber bullying]
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The Influence of the 1913 Lockout - In this essay, we will examine the 1913 Lockout and how the Lockout influenced the future landscape of an Independent Ireland. We will look at the prelude to the Lockout and the outcomes of the Lockout. We will trace the issues that brought about the Lockout and we will analyse how the Lockout steered Ireland in a direction it could not change. Throughout the United Kingdom, the divisions between the labour movement and employers had deepened greatly in the early years of the twentieth century. Strikes had occurred frequently in many places, but it seemed that industrial relations were becoming more settled in the beginning of the second decade of the century....   [tags: Causes, Outcomes, Ireland Landscape]
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Medical Care for Human Trafficking Victims - Human trafficking is a rising global issue and is a dark human behavior that has been happening since the beginning of recorded history. These victims experience both mental and physical effects that are damaging to their lives, stripping their identity as individuals. Millions of women and children go through these traumatic experiences and have psychological consequences that need to be addressed but get little attention. This literature review suggests steps to be taken in order to treat these patients with the proper medical care by responding to the following questions: 1....   [tags: global issues, human behavior]
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The House on Mango Street - When I grow up, I want to be a black gum tree. Black gum trees are known for their internal strength. Instead of dwelling on outward beauty, they spend more time focusing on their inner growth and developing their core. Only after they have achieved this goal can they produce beautiful fruits that draw animals near to them. Any surfaces that the berries touch are stained as to say, “I was here and made a permanent difference.” After they have utilized their outward influences, they use their internal scars and hollow places to protect the animals surrounding around it....   [tags: Character Analysis, Esperanza] 1182 words
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The Science of Positive Psychology - A man with a deeply troubled look sits on a black couch while a doctor, who is out of his sight, attentively listens to him. As the troubled man speaks, the doctor scribbles on his pad. Oh my, how am I going to nail this. I seriously need to hit it out of the park for this project. I mean, I cannot be such a failure right. This is something that really matters to me and I really want to pull this off… The good doctor puts the pen down, taking advantage of the patient’s break in his speech, and says, “I see that you talk a lot about being a failure....   [tags: Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud]
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At The Mind’s Limits - “If one speaks about torture, one must take care not to exaggerate,” Jean Améry view of torture comes from a place of uneasiness (22). He discusses in his book At The Mind’s Limits, about the torture that he underwent while a prisoner in Auschwitz. In his chapter titled “Torture”, he goes into deep description of not only the torture he endured, but also how that torture never leaves a person. Améry goes to great lengths to make sure that the torture he speaks of is accurate and as he says on page 22, not exaggerated....   [tags: Analysis, Jean Améry ] 1583 words
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