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Sharks - Sharks Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of of sharks in the sea as we know today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks. A shark's most common natural enemy is an another shark. Most sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of the bodies. Some sharks crush their prey. Others take out small pieces off flesh from large fish. Sharks also feed on dead or dying animals. Sharks have the reputation of attacking human beings....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Sharks - Sharks Although sharks belong to the class Chondrichtyes, there are many different types. Sharks arose about 350 million years ago and have remained virtually unchanged for the past 70 million years and still comprise a dominant group. It is thought that sharks almost certainly evolved from placoderms, a group of primitive jawed fishes. It took a long series of successful and unsuccessful mutations with fin, jaw positions etc to give us all the different designs of sharks around today. When asked to draw a shark, most people would draw a shape along the lines of the whaler shark family, tigers or a mackeral shark such as a porbeagle....   [tags: Papers] 2601 words
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Sharks - SHARKS There are more that 250 species of sharks, ranging from the harmless whale shark to the ferocious great white. I will describe the feeding habits and localities of the three greatly known to mankind: the great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias), the tiger shark (Galeocerdo Cuvieri), and the bull shark (Carcharhinus Leucas). The great white shark, known as Carchardon Carcharias, feeds regularly on marine mammals, such as seals, sea lions, otters, dolphins, and whales. Samuel Gruber in Discovering Sharks writes that the great white consumes marine mammals when they come across a deceased one....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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SHARKS - Out of all the species walking, flying, slithering or swimming, there aren't many who have been around as long, survived as well, or come in so many shapes and kinds as the shark. The earliest evidences of sharks are isolated spines, teeth and scales that appeared about 430 million years ago in the Silurian Period, known as the "Age of Fishes". Sharks have a sleek, streamlined design which helps them swim without using up a lot of energy.They certainly need to conserve their energy because they never really sleep and most of them never stop swimming....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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Importance of Sharks - EGTETFTF Thesis: Sharks should be conserved because they are an important part of the ocean, attacks are often incidental, and human behavior influences the behavior of sharks. I. Sharks are essential for survival of ocean life. A. Sharks are a vital part of medical research 1. Cartilage extracts slowed the growth of tumors in cancer patients. 2. Corneas of sharks have replaced the damaged corneas of humans. B. Sharks are an indispensable food source. 1. Shark liver oil is a major source of vitamin A....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Hammerhead Sharks - Hammerhead Sharks Marine Science/ Per. 1 Sharks are one of the most feared sea animals. They live in oceans across the world but are most common in tropical waters. There are over three hundred fifty species of sharks. They can be broadly categorized into the following four groups: Squalomorphii, Squatinomorphii, Batoidea, and Galeomorphii. The shark family Sphyrnidae that includes the Hammerheads are part of the Galeomorphic classification. They are probably the most easily recognizable of all the sharks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tiger sharks - Tiger Sharks The tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, is a large (up to 18ft) predator found in tropical and subtropical waters world wide. Tiger sharks are one of the three main shark species known to attack humans, and are responsible for most shark attacks in Hawaii. Less than one shark attack occurs per year on average in Hawaii (compared to an annual average of 40 thousand drowning) and mosts attacks are non-fatal. This attack rate is surprisingly low considering that thousand of people swim, surf and dive in Hawaiian waters every day....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks - Evidence on Prehistoric Sharks One of the previous papers in English class required the class to pick a paper to explore, this question will be concentrated on further in the synthesis essay. What evidence do scientist have to prove that prehistoric sharks existed. The reason behind picking this question wasn’t just to find proof that these monsters swam the seas, but to learn more about them from different resources. One of the resources that were used was a chapter in Angelo Mojetta’s book Sharks, called “ The Birth Of A Legend”....   [tags: Archeology]
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About All Sharks - About All Sharks SHARK FAMILIES: There are more then 350 know species of sharks today, which can all be placed under 8 scientific orders that contain 30 families. They are placed into these categories by their shared characteristics, this is called taxonomy. The more closeley related species are placed in another family in the order. SQUAINIFORMES: The angel shark as they are commonly known are characterized by their RAY like flattened bodies. This order has one family which is called SQUATINDAE that contains about 13 species....   [tags: essays research papers] 770 words
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Sharks - Rulers of the Ocean - Have you ever seen Jaws. Do you remember that blood-curdling scream as one of the girls was being attacked by the great white. That is how I felt as the sharks started to circle us. You could see the fear in our eyes. You could feel the ocean shudder as we all shook from excitement and trepidation. This is how most people feel about sharks. That is why researchers are trying their hardest to dispel all of the rumors about sharks. The only problem the researchers have is the local governments. They setup regulations banning people from coming in contact with any endangered animal....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 801 words
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The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer - The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer Thumbing through the pages of Business Week, the headline read Maybe Jaws Can Put the Bite on Cancer. Interested, I continued to read the short article. According to the reporter, Otis Port, researchers at California State University in Fresno say that they have isolated four substances in shark cartilage that appear to inhibit cancer (93). Curious, I continued to read the rest of the article. The chemicals block a mechanism discovered in the mid-1980s at Harvard University: Tumor cells secrete a protein called angiogenin that entices blood vessels to grow close to cancers and nourish them....   [tags: Fish Illnesses Medicine Papers]
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The Secret Life Of Great White Sharks - Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and people’s imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark. The great white, among the least understood of Earth’s creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Beware of Sharks - Their cottage was large enough to accommodate guests, and Neil, missing his friend, asked if Gabe could join them. Esther agreed and invited his mother as well. They came up on a few weekends and then by persuasion, expanded to a couple of weeks. Gabe was allowed to stay the entire summer. When Mrs. Turner remarried, Gabe's new step-father, Mr. Walter Hawkins, began coming up on weekends also. Mr. Hawkins would make his appearance on Friday nights and leave Sunday after dinner. He always insisted on taking them all to dinner on Saturday evening, always surprising us with unexpected international cuisines; from oriental to western, Moroccan to Indian....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1172 words
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Shark Population Decline - Every Jaws fan knows the shark gets it in the end. What they do not know is that too many sharks have gotten it; and that has caused a rapid decline in the shark population over the past thirty years. Since the 1970's, sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shores have declined eighty-five percent. Sharks are vital animal to our world's ecosystem, and if the decline is not controlled; we could be facing devastating problems in years to come. Information has been obtained from two books: The Shark Almanac by Thomas B....   [tags: Sharks Extinction Population Endangered Species] 1505 words
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Shark Conservation - Shark Conservation Abstract Arising over 350 million years ago, the shark species has been labeled as a human devourer. Now, with the increase in human population, the demand for shark meat, fins, and cartilage are at an all time high; therefore, the existence of the shark is becoming a concern (Budker 1971). Individuals are conditioned to think of sharks as a negative aspect to the environment, which is prolonging the effort to save shark species from becoming extinct. With that in mind, some private as well as national organizations have accepted the challenge of educating and informing people about the existence of the shark specie and its importance to the sea....   [tags: Sharks Sea Life Animals Essays]
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Shark Attacks - Shark Attacks The serious attacks are mainly by four species. The Bull shark. the Tiger, the Great White and the Oceanic Whitetip shark. The Grey Nurse (Sand Tiger) and the Bronze Whaler have for many years been blamed for many attacks but it seems nearly all were mistaken identity. The Grey Nurse is now protected in most States in Australia. The Great White is the largest and has a high percentage of fatal attacks. The Bull shark is responsible for a lot of attacks on swimmers and people in shallow water....   [tags: Sharks Ocean Life Attacks Essays] 4150 words
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Jaws: A Bite Out of Reality - ... The week long charters revolved around one thing, the shark feed. After working with sharks for over three years, I feel as though it is my responsibility to try and educate the public about sharks. To begin, there are a growing number of people who respect and love sharks, to many we are called crazy. Crazy or not we have a special bond with these animals and weather it is your first dive that you see a shark or your 200th you owe the sharks you dive with respect. Diving or swimming in their environment is breath taking and if they allow you in their domain you have to take away a new look at the “man eating machines.” Project aware is a major agency that specializes in protecting wildlife in the ocean....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark - Proposal for Dissection of a Male and Female Shark For my project that I'm doing for biology , I'm doing a dissection. I'm going to be performing my project with Trevor Johnson , Tyler McCaskill, and Tom Shudt .The dissection that we decided to do was the dissection of a male and female shark. We are doing a dissection on a shark because we want to learn about the shark anatomy and the way the sharks organs work to keep all the water out and still eat fish while they are swimming around in the ocean.We also want to know how the sharks skin is so resistant to cancer ....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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The Greenland Shark - The Greenland Shark Sharks live in almost every part of the oceans, from coastal environments to deep-sea habitats. They also live in the warm waters of the tropics to the cold frigid waters of the polar region. The Greenland shark, also known as “somniousus Microcephalus,” lives in the dark, cold waters of the North Atlantic (I 65). The Greenland shark belongs to the order Squaliforms, more usually known as dogfish sharks. There are 70 species in this order, which includes the spied sharks, spiny dogfish, Sleeper sharks and lantern fish (I 50)....   [tags: science]
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We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction - We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction The Great White Shark, immortalized by the Hollywood film Jaws, is at the midst of an international controversy. The shark, despite its notoriety, is in danger of extinction. A conflict over the fate of these sharks has existed for decades, but with recent attacks the debate has come to the forefront. The environmental conflict over the Great White Shark has yet to reach a conclusion, as many factors exist that hinder resolution possibilities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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A "Net" Loss - ... (Peschak, Scholl, 9) Shark nets are an unnecessary stressor on an already stressed population. Shark-finning, poaching and over-fishing have threatened the shark population for several decades. The shark hysteria of the 1970s, after the release of “Jaws”, did not help matters, especially for the Great White. Some people hunted Great Whites for sport and it seemed they wanted to exterminate them all to alleviate their fear. Until 1993, South African authorities killed all Great Whites found alive in shark nets....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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The old man in the sea - The Old Man and the Sea Book report The title of this book is The Old Man and the Sea . The number of pages is 127. Copyright date is 1952(re-newel date is 1980). The type of book is fiction. This book takes place in the Gulf Stream, and its time is in the past. This book is told in third person point of view. One of the main character’s was an old Cuban man named Santiago who was thin, with deep wrinkles in the back if his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. The other character was a young boy named Manolin, which Santiago taught how to fish ....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick - The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick Stubb decides to give Old Fleece a lecture on religion after waking him to complain about his overcooked whale steak. Not only does Stubb ask Fleece to "preach" to the sharks who are making a considerable din eating the dead whale chained to the ship, but he compares Fleece's inability to "correctly" cook a whale steak to Fleece's un-Christian ways. This passage is an excellent example of the theme of the hypocrisy of religion in Moby Dick. Before Stubb calls on Fleece, Ishmael compares the actions of the shark to the actions of man....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]
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Santiago's Code of Behavior - Santiago's Code of Behavior Exemplifying Dignity Belongs to the Conquered. Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest American writers of all time, is known to write of his main characters having a "code of behavior." The two main parts of this 'code' are to never give up, and to be humble and respectful of others. One of Hemingway's novels, The Old Man and the Sea, consists of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago going out to sea, catching a gigantic thirty-foot marlin, but eventually losing it to the sharks....   [tags: English Literature] 789 words
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Old Man and the Sea - ... He believed that he killed the marlin for a good cause, which was to feed himself and many others. He claimed that if killing the marlin was a sin then everything was a sin. Two hours later, two sharks arrive at the skiff. After losing his harpoon to the other shark, Santiago fastens his knife to the end of the oar and now uses this against the sharks. He kills the first shark easily, but while he does this, the other shark is ripping at the marlin underneath the boat. After some struggle, he kills this shark as well....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1229 words
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Summer Camp - Original Writing - Summer Camp - Original Writing It couldn't be happening again, the second attack in a month, each one with more aggression than the last. The surfers and swimmers were the target as they thrashed about in the water undistinguishable from seals. It was suicidal to be in these waters in the middle of summer during feeding time, but the swimmers and surfers didn't know, how should they know the sharks were hungry. The coast guard hadn't warned people to stay out of the water, no, they didn't care, as long as they were getting paid, they didn't care....   [tags: Papers] 735 words
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Old Man and Sea Essay - Perserverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perserverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through the ups and downs that life hands everyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Old Man And The Sea - In the book, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway tells a story of an old fisherman. The old man, named Santiago, had gone for eighty-four days without catching a fish. Santiago feels that the following day would be a good day because eighty-five is his lucky number. The following day he gets up before dawn and sets out for a day of fishing. He had set one bait at forty fathoms, the second at seventy-five fathoms, and the third and forth were at one hundred and one hundred and twenty-five fathoms....   [tags: essays research papers] 1339 words
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The Old Man And The Sea - This book takes place in the past and is about an old man that loves fishing in the Gulf Stream. The old man was a thin with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck and had scars on his hands from handling the fishing rope. He taught this young boy how to fish and the boy loved him. He even brought him fishing many times. But the past 84 days the old man had not caught one fish. After 40 days of not catching anything the boy left and fished on another boat. The boy still loved him and brought him food and fresh bait to fish....   [tags: essays research papers] 731 words
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The old man and the sea - ... Of course, the sharks alone would be rendered insufficient, accomplishing nothing, like the efforts of a single villager attempting to outcast Santiago. One villagers trying to outcast Santiago would be pointless, and would be passed off as a crazy person. Hemingway’s use of sharks in his novel adds a new perspective combining peril and terror to recapture the audience of readers. Towards the middle of the novel, Hemingway shifts the focus from ordinary symbolism to key religious references paralleling with the Christian faith....   [tags: Literature, Hemmingway]
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Fishes - There are two classes of fishlike creatures in the Chordate Phylum. The first is Chondrichthyes Class, which comprises mainly of Sharks and Rays. The seconds is the common Bony fishes of the class Ostechithyes. The apparent similarities between each speech are only skin deep. They have similar dapperly solely because of convergent evolution and not because of any close evolution connection. There paired fins can identify class Chrondrichthyes, which comprises namely of sharks and rays, their completely cartilaginous skeletons and biting jaws characteristic of the group....   [tags: essays research papers] 506 words
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Fossil Discoveries in Kansas - Fossil Discoveries in Kansas Did you know, in the state of Oklahoma it is against the law to either hunt or catch whales. Sounds sort of ridiculous when you think logically about it, but according to paleontologists it isn’t that far fetched. Over 65 million years ago Kansas, including the whole Midwest Region of North America from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico, was covered by the Sea. Due to the continental uplifts of the mountain ranges in North America during the Pangaea stage, the once shallow sea of Kansas became shut off from the sea-water flow and dried out to what we know it as today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Shark Infested Waters - The sun shines brightly on a crisp day in May, the boat bobs up and down, gently, on the waters off the coast Seal Island, South Africa (apexsharkdiving.com). The ocean’s gentle swaying does nothing to quail the nerves coursing through your veins. As you look over at the crew members making the last adjustments, you take deep breaths trying to calm the panic rising in you chest. “Ready?” says the Captain, clasping a hand on your shoulder and causing you to jump. Staring blankly at the frigid waters, you notice pointed fins cutting the water like knives....   [tags: Marine Life] 2746 words
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Comparing the Creatures and Crew in Moby Dick - Similarities Between Creatures and Crew in Moby Dick    When looking at the cycle of life one sees that creatures usually hunt others that are opposited from themselves. The relationship between cat and mouse is the apotheosis ot this idea, a classic case of one preying on the other where the two are looked upon as complete opposites. In Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" the whalers are hunting down the white whale. So according to my statement above this should make the crew members of the "Pequod" the absolute negation of Moby Dick....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1159 words
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Comparing the Characters in Laurents' West Side Story and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Meshing Together of Characters in Arthur Laurents' West Side Story and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The meshing of characters between Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West Side Story formulate significant similarities between the two. In Romeo and Juliet the story of “Two households both alike in dignity,” (Montagues and Capulets) who have been feuding is parallel to the two gangs in West Side Story (Jets and Sharks). This grouping of loyalties keeps the segregation of the two groups at a dead lock, thus producing the tension that keeps the two lovers in each play (Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria) in the unattainable, intangible realm of their idealistic love....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Great White Shark - The Great White Shark Beginning with the simplest one-celled organism, an extraordinary animal rose in the murky waters entitled to a non-comparable killing-eating machine. This organism has become nature’s most genuine and most successful creature that it has remained unchanged for over 250 million years. Nature finally invented the perfect king of the sea. This animal has given the sea it’s “living” adjective; in turn, it was entitled—the “great white shark.” The Great White Shark derived from a series of evolutionary advancements that took several billion years....   [tags: essays papers] 2123 words
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Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea was written by Ernest Hemingway and published in 1952. This is a captivating fiction story about a man named Santiago and his adventure when one day, he goes on a fishing journey to catch the big one. However, this adventure quickly becomes one of pain and suffering when things take a turn for the worse. The Old Man and the Sea takes in place in Havana, Cuba and the fishing waters off the coast of Havana. The Spanish names, Santiago and Manolin, are typical in Cuba....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1384 words
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oldman and the sea - The Old Man and The Sea Old Man and The Sea, a great book by Ernest Hemingway, is about a fisherman’s struggle to save his career. This book is very different than any other book that I have read. It is different because this book doesn’t have multiple events that happen in the story. Santiago, an old fisherman, goes out fishing and hooks a giant marlin. The book explains his struggle to kill the fish and bring it back home. The book symbolizes the struggle of the author to write a great book....   [tags: essays research papers] 992 words
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West Side Story - West Side Story 1. Point out how the general setting of the play is established. Give at least two examples. The play West Side Story takes place in a suburb on the West Side of New York City. We can conclude that we are talking about a socially disadvantaged suburb as the surrounding area is described with high brick walls, not very attractive and by the presence of the two gangs – the Jets and the Sharks. We are also able to say in which time period the actions take place. As an indicator we are using the dance at the gym in Act I,Scene 4, where Tony and Maria first meet....   [tags: English Literature] 1122 words
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Deep Blue Sea: Don't Waste Your Time - Deep Blue Sea is a pathetic attempt at a heart racing, action packed, adrenaline pumping thriller. The only thrilling moment of this multi million dollar catastrophe was the laughable special effects and far fetched plot. The film, set in a research facility at sea, is about a group of scientists developing a cure for Alzheimer’s. All hell breaks lose when the sharks escape and are out for revenge....   [tags: Films, movie, movie review, Film Analysis] 969 words
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Santiago in "The Old Man and the Sea" - Many characters in the history of literature, such as Odysseus were obviously portrayed as heroes and were offered accolade. However, some characters are not easily recognized as being heroic. The old man, Santiago, in The Old Man and the Sea is one of them. The old man and the sea is a novella about an old Cuban fisherman, Santiago, and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin fish. Throughout the novella, Santiago is portrayed in different perspectives. He is tough and refuses to give up at any time....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea, Steinbeck, heroes,] 640 words
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How Tone is Established in Moby Dick - Herman Melville was a very creative and intelligent writer for his time. With his usage of figurative language and his many allusions to Shakespeare and the Bible, one cannot fully grasp the depth and perception of Moby Dick. One can never truly understand the full meaning behind the text. The classic novel, Moby Dick, unfortunately, did not become popular until after his death and is arguably one of the most famous works of American Literature. Moby Dick, or The Whale, is often referred to as “The Great American Novel”....   [tags: Herman Melville] 676 words
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Prejudices in "The West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents - The book West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love. The “difference’s” between these characters is centered on the prejudice’s they had against each other. Prejudice is a harsh opinion or feeling formed previously without any knowledge or reason. The Jets and the Sharks used many prejudices against other races, sex, and age....   [tags: West Side Story, Arthur Laurents, Shakespeare, Rom] 806 words
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"Romeo and Juliet" and "West Side Story": A Thematic Comparison - Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story share many similar themes. Romeo and Juliet both chronicle a story of overcoming prejudice and hatred, forbidden love, and defying stereotypes that nobody thought could be broken. The two stories are similar in a multitude of ways, even though their settings are centuries apart- Romeo and Juliet set in the 1500’s, and West Side Story set in the 1950’s. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story both teach a lesson of how prejudice can teach you how to hate, and how one of your rivals may be the one who helps you remember how to love....   [tags: Literary Themes] 1190 words
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Internal and External Conflict in "The Old Man and the Sea" - Nature is man’s greatest struggle besides himself. Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea constantly endures struggles against nature the affect him externally and internally. There are many examples of the hardships of man versus nature that Santiago endures. Santiago struggles with nature in order to catch the giant marlin in the Gulf Stream. He also struggles with himself and his abilities that have collapsed with his aging body. Santiago also faces struggles with the shark that attacks his prized marlin....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 525 words
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The Environmental Revolution - Since the first time having blown bubbles in my Open Water class, I've logged over 100 dives.  This love for diving has evolved into an intense passion towards protecting the ocean, and all of its inhabitants.  I've chosen to put my love for the ocean into action, as an environmentalist.  Actually, this passion extends out towards efforts that look to help all the planetary domains gain protection.  As such, I appreciate when others take the time educate me on those other realms for which I know less about.  To be an environmentalist, one must choose the cause which resonates within ones sole, and run with it.  One must be willing to educate people about the environment while being open to education from those people who support other causes.  Together we can help each other towards learning how to become a true "Environmentalist"....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 362 words
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A Summary of West Side Story - West Side Story      The drama/musical, which parodies the story of Romeo & Juliet, takes place in a city of New York, probably in the early 50’s late 40’s. It is a tale of two rival gangs, which despises the other in a vicious circle of hate. Riff leader of the Jets; a group mainly of Polish origin and the Sharks of Spanish origin with their leader Bernardo. It seems as though the two rivals have been at their quarrels since before the story took place. Through mysterious fate the neutral one’s from either side meet....   [tags: West Side Story] 378 words
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Comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story - Comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story In this piece of coursework I will be analysing the technical aspects of the opening scenes in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. I will be talking about the body language, costumes, colour schemes, the sounds, music and camera angles used in each of the films. Both these films are about two lovers who fall in love despite being in rival gangs or families, which eventually leads to both lovers from both the films to being killed or committing suicide....   [tags: Papers William Shakespeare Movie Film Essays] 922 words
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Film Analysis of Jaws - Film Analysis of Jaws The film Jaws was directed by a popular director called Steven Spielburg. Steven Spielburg directed some great well known films, e.g. E.T, Close Encounters of the 3rd kind and this film is a good example. The film Jaws is about a gargantuan great shark which is a man eating shark. The shark attacks many people in different terrifying and horrifying ways throughout the film and the shark slaughtered many people throughout the film. The film shows us our natural fear against the shark....   [tags: Papers] 955 words
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Comparing West Side Story and The Outsiders - West Side Story and The Outsiders West Side Story is a book about two gangs living in a large city. The Outsiders is a book with the same concept, two gangs that are archrivals. Even though two different authors wrote these books during two different time periods, they have the same story line. These books are realistic, because gang rivalry is still going on today. They are different, since they were written separately. Also, both these books have different problems between the main characters....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 607 words
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