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Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other people can appreciate and subsequently find gaiety therein. Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one's need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives....   [tags: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Essays] 1977 words
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The Heat in Sunshine - It must have been a hundred degrees when we arrived in Florida. I took off my shirt and used it as a towel to wipe the perspiration off my face. How do Floridians live in this heat. How am I going to live in this heat. Those postcards I’ve seen of people in bathing suits at Daytona Beach must be true because it’s too hot to wear regular clothes. “As soon as we stop, I’m going to cut these pants and make them into shorts,” Big Al said. LeAnn smiled warmly at Big Al, and flirted with well-placed hand on his shoulder....   [tags: Personal Experience] 907 words
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Meet me in Montauk Have you ever wanted a bad memory erased. Is love erasable. These questions are attacked head on in the wonderfully complex drama Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. After working together on the film Human Nature, director Michael Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman discussed the possibility whether or not they would have their memory erased of a bad relationship should the opportunity present itself (dvdtalk). Out of that discussion a movie idea was formulated, pitched to a studio, and a film was created showing the potential impact of doing so....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]
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Philiosophical Analysis of Eternal Sunshine - ‘Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind’ is a philosophically provocative film which tracks the relationship of two main characters, Joel and Clemantine, in their search for happiness. Saddened with the heartbreak from ending their relationship, they both undergo a memory removal proceedure to erase their memory of each other in order to eliminate their emotional suffering. As the film unfolds, it becomes clear that having a ‘spotless mind’ does not ensure ‘eternal sunshine’, contrary to what the title suggests....   [tags: Joel and Clemantine, film]
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Sunshine Inn Turnaround Analysis - The hospitality industry in the United States is large, complex and intensely competitive. Within this industry is a segment comprised of hotels and motels, which will be the relevant sector for this marketing plan. To note, the hotel and motel industry in the United States had an estimated value of $137.5 billion as of the end of 2012 (MarketLine, 2012). The industry is forecasted to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2011 to 2016, to attain a value of $179.5 billion (MarketLine, 2012)....   [tags: hotel, motel, leisure, hospitality industry]
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, a movie that confuses yet entertains, with action, comedy, and most importantly the value of love. At times I became confounded between what was happening in the movie and what significance it had. Although it was amusing trying to figure out why I had to understand certain parts, it was also frustrating when I realized what I thought was important was really irrelevant. Comedy, another feature in this film was used very lightly; I felt as if it was there simply to keep the dull parts entertaining, and help clarify the confusing ones, on the contrary it complicated matters and it still lacked relevance....   [tags: Movies Film] 1336 words
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing the alternative worlds of particular kinds and types. We might consider as a good example the techniques in which the contrast worlds are being embodied in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, and how, in that film, main character Joel Barish attempts to regulate his memories and not let them be vanished. While watching this film we unwittingly get involved into the alternate world of Joel’s memories. The integral aspect in the film’s successful portrayal of the parallel reality from the first sight seems to be related to the specific film shooting or editing technique; however, the philosophy of the film depend...   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - One of the most critical factors in creating “good” films is the approach in creating the emotional foundation of a story. Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing particular scenes in order to make the audience share the emotions, which main characters go through on the screen. Despite the fairly long history of film production, many scholars are still examining the issue of emotional responses to films. One of the investigators, Alex Neill, puts an edge on the question of two different types of emotional responses to the film fiction: empathy and sympathy, in his essay “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Vanishing Memories in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - What would it be like if any bad memory or any sad memory could be erased out of the brain forever. In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) had that opportunity available to them which they took full advantage of more than once. Thanks to the company Lacuna who does the erasing of Joel’s brain, we see the operation happen inside the thoughts of Joel. As the operation happens we see Joel slowly start to regret his choice of erasing Clementine....   [tags: memory, childhood, Jim Carrey, Lacuna]
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Film Analysis: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry’s 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, deals with themes of memory, identity and love. The film focuses on a lonely man named Joel Barish and his progressively dysfunctional relationship with Clementine Kruczynski. As their relationship deteriorates, they both decide individually to get the memories of each other erased from their minds at Lacuna Inc. Throughout the film, Joel demonstrates to the viewer, that although he is thoroughly unhappy, he begins to regret his agreement to the procedure and desperately tries to cling onto the happiest moments of his life....   [tags: lonely man, dysfunctional relationships]
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Religion and Separation of Family in Eliza Suggs’s Shadow and Sunshine - Eliza Suggs’s slave narrative titled Shadow and Sunshine tells the story of her parents’ experiences with slavery. It also details the life of Eliza Suggs living as child just one generation removed from slavery. Shadow and Sunshine was copyrighted in 1906. The narrative opens with an introduction written by Burton R. Jones that informs the reader of Suggs’s character. He emphasizes Eliza Suggs’s strong beliefs in Christian doctrine, resilient nature, and positive outlook. Burton urges the audience to read the narrative by asserting that “good will be accomplished” if people read her narrative....   [tags: christian faith, parents]
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Character Exposition Through Mise-en-Scène in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Mise-e-scène is one of the most recognizable conventions in filmmaking. It translates literally from the French to “staging” or “to put in the scene” in English. When applied to film studies, mise-en-scène refers to all the visual elements within a particular shot or sequence. Mise-en-scène consists of 5 distinct categories which assist in the development of a film’s visual narrative: Setting and Design, Costume and Make-up, Lighting, Acting and Movement, and Framing. These elements together and separately help to inform the viewer by giving them visual cues as to the nuances of meaning within a film’s structural form....   [tags: Michael Gondry, ascetic lifestyle] 1417 words
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The Child of Sunshine - Molly looked down from her bedroom window and watched the two boys until they rounded the road’s curve and disappeared from sight. She loved her son dearly and it weighed heavy in her heart that he was transforming from the playful child he had been, into the young man that he was becoming. Her gaze wandered further across the road and out onto the open fields towards the colliery. The spinning wheels of the headgear caught her attention as if to reach out to her and remind her that they would soon be sending her beloved Billy to the place that he had been born to go....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]
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Beauty Queens Don't Eat Ice Cream: Conceptions of Beauty in "Little Miss Sunshine" - Since the Miss America Pageant was established in 1921, conceptions of the beauty of American women have been based, in part, on the winner of this pageant. Sarah Banet-Weiser writes in her book, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, that “the woman selected as Miss America apparently 'represents' the nation” (Banet-Weiser 56). As a result of representing the American nation, the winner of the Miss America pageant is looked up to as a model for style and beauty among women. Since its inception, the Miss America pageant has come under attack from feminist organizations for exploiting women's bodies despite the fact that it is a scholarship program; the pageant rewards contestants a scholarshi...   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Free College Essays - Symbolism in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter - Symbolism Nathaniel Hawthorne uses symbolism several times in the book, The Scarlet Letter. Some examples of this are when they talk of the scaffold, the brook, the forest, and the sunshine. The one that I will discuss is the sunshine. Hawthorne uses sunshine in the novel to symbolize purity and hope several times throughout the book. In one scene of the book, Pearl requests that Hester grab some sunshine and give it to her to play with. Hester then replies, "No, my little Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 603 words
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Nature’s Pearl, Nature’s Dim, and Hester Prynne - Through Pearl’s, Hester Prynne’s, and Arthur Dimmesdale’s interactions with nature in The Scarlet Letter, author Nathaniel Hawthorne concedes that the Transcendental belief in the connection between man and nature exists and hints at one’s spiritual purity, but he adds that the connections between man and nature sometimes results in aiding the sinner on the path of attaining salvation and in the individual gaining wisdom and compassion, while other times the sinner receives corrupt knowledge leading to weakness and eventual destruction, death, and damnation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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United States and South Korea Policies - The United States (US) and the Republic of South Korea (ROK) has had several significant policy agreements and disagreements between each other for several decades after the Korean War. During President George W. Bush’s tenure in office at the White House, a couple key policy agreements between the US and ROK came to light, such as President Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy1” officially known as the Policy of Reconciliation and Cooperation toward North Korea. The Sunshine Policy did not fare to well with Bush’s administration and they considered Kim naïve and completely annulled the Policy all together....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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The Secret to Happiness - There is an ever-growing problem with our world; unhappiness. Unhappiness has plagued everyone at a time or two, sometimes even more. Because of this our world is suffering enormously: shootings, hate crimes, and wars are a few results of this widespread unhappiness. One might say there is no hope for our world, but there is. To end this unhappiness everyone should eat Skittles, own a goldfish, and get plenty of sunshine. One may ask, what can Skittles do. When the question should be what can not Skittles do....   [tags: Happiness Essays] 454 words
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Symbolism in the Scarlet Letter - In the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne symbolism is used to represent the evolution of the characters primarily that of Hester Prynne. Two of these symbols as they are used repeatedly create underlying truths telling their own story of growth and understanding as sunshine and the letter "A" bring to light who Hester Prynne truly is. The first and perhaps the most obvious use of symbolism in the novel follows the progression of meaning of the letter "A" that Hester is forced to wear on her chest....   [tags: American Literature] 857 words
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The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) - Growing up in Florida, the sunshine state, all my years of schooling was practically determined in the months of February and March, by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, most commonly known as the F.C.A.T. The Florida department of education (2005) presents (to parents and guardians of the students), the F.C.A.T. as a test given to Florida students to measure what they know and are able to accomplish in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. This test is a part of Florida’s plan to improve student’s achievement....   [tags: Education, testing, school tests, ] 1216 words
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Chiaroscuro in the Scarlet Letter - Chiaroscuro is a literary device that displays the juxtaposition of light and shade. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses chiaroscuro affectively in The Scarlet Letter to define which side of good and sinfulness envelops the characters of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Pearl. Hawthorne consistently places Hester in shade to portray her as sinful and hiding the truth. In the beginning of the novel, Hester spends days in prison with Pearl. When Hester and Pearl are finally released, Hester is described as "a black shadow emerging into the sunshine"(49)....   [tags: American Literature] 439 words
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Autobiography and Life, in Pictures - Often when recalling events from memory, we are constructing them from a subjective and biased point of view. Our view of our past and the stories that make it may differ from the views of others who share these elements of history, bringing the truth of the autobiographic process into question. In the book Inside Out, E. Stuart Bates states "because the author cannot describe events objectively, even the most accurate autobiographies have fictional elements" (Bates 7-10), and even aside from objectivity, memory itself can be forgotten, modified, and even merged with fictional events from other works of art such as films or novels....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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Relation between Pearl and Nature in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Relation between Pearl and Nature in The Scarlet Letter       In Nathaniel Hawthorne's work, The Scarlet Letter, nature plays a very symbolic role. Throughout the book, nature is incorporated into the story line. One example of this is with the character of Pearl. Pearl is very different than all the other characters due to her special relationship with Nature. Hawthorne personifies Nature as sympathetic towards sins against the puritan way of life. Hester's sin causes Nature to accept Pearl....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter]
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Assessment the extent to which solar energy is a viable alternative energy for oil in Saudi Arabia - The diversification in terms of sustainable energy and the utilization renewable energy options in various practical uses have become one of the most significant factors as a substitutable source for oil and gas. In addition, it could be a viable solution for environmental problems. Omubo-Pepple et al. (2009) believe that the effective solution for environmental degradation, resulted from the use of fossil fuels which caused some dangerous problems such as acid rain, green house effect and ozone layer depletion, is to increase in renewable energy options uses....   [tags: Energy]
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A Comparison of Two Advertisements - A Comparison of Two Advertisements Introduction Advertising and media are part of everybody’s everyday life, with or without them realizing. Each day we see adverts on the television showing us new lifestyles that look glamorous, we hear adverts on the radio, we see slogans emblazoned on people’s clothes, on the side of buses, on billboards, everywhere!. Big companies know that they need to make their product appeal to as many ‘niche markets’ as possible and they do this by ‘audience segmentation’....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
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"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" - The stories that lock together to make up The Gold Bug Variations are held together by common threads. One of those threads is the art of music. Several of the characters are heavily influenced by the melodies and harmonies that arise from the different scenes. The selection that I chose to dive deeper into and explore the many connections that music has to offer is from Variation III, section heading: "We Are Climbing Jacob's Latter." The particular part that grabbed my interest was the reference to Elvis changing the meaning of "Aura Lee" by releasing his variation of the song titled "Love Me Tender." The section starts by Ressler entering the state of Illinois in 1957....   [tags: Song Analysis] 1338 words
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The Role of an Angry God in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter - The Role of an Angry God in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter was a novel that was written in the early 1850s by a renowned author, Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. Some people say that Hawthorne intended the book to portray God as a benevolent, forgiving, and loving god. Others, such as myself, believe that he had a different idea of who God was; The Scarlet Letter was written in a way that would portray God as an angry, vengeful, being that was slow to forgive. God put seven years of suffering upon Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, for a sin whom he committed with Hester Prynne....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Essays] 1068 words
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Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer - Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer        Ferdinand de Saussure developed his "theory of the sign" as part of a more general course on linguistics he taught in the nineteenth century.  The "sign" represents the arbitrary relationship between the signifier (a word, or even a sound), and the signified (the meaning we give to the word or sound in our minds).  For example, the word "can" signifies a cylindrical container to me, but could mean something entirely different to someone who does not understand English.  The relationship of the word "can" to a can is completely subjective.  It's nothing but a trigger for my pre-existing notion of a can....   [tags: Prussian]
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Personal Narrative- Wearing Christian T-Shirts - Personal Narrative- Wearing Christian T-Shirts A life defining moment of mine was when I started wearing Christian t-shirts instead of everyday t-shirts. The old t-shirts just seem so bland to me now, and I did not really care for them as much as the others. I also preferred the messages that were on the Christian t-shirts. Most of the time the messages would make fun of something, like laundry detergent Tide, or commonly use phrases, such as armed and dangerous. After a short period of time, I started to shop only at Sunshine for my t-shirts....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 394 words
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Tom and lily contrasted - The Final Everyone in a story is bound to be a dynamic character for it to become more interesting. Samuel, Lily, and Tom were all filling this role as dynamic characters in these two stories. This essay of the stories Searching for Summer and A Son from America will be analyzed. They will first be explained in how Tom and Lily went to a Ms. Hatchings house, and also will speak of why Samuel went to America. The essay will explain the reasons for coming back and what some of their worries were about....   [tags: essays research papers] 991 words
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Investigation of South Africa - Investigation of South Africa South Africa is located in the southern part of Africa. It takes up a very large part of the African continent. [IMAGE] It is to the south of the world, it is on the southern parts of the equator and above the Antarctic. It is to the south of the U.K. [IMAGE] The South African landscape =========================== There are many landscapes in South Africa. There are desert, forest, bush land, High Mountain and sub tropical. Each region in South Africa has different landscapes....   [tags: Papers] 1395 words
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Extremism in Romance - As the two lie down holding hands on the frozen Charles River, Joel realizes that he is meant to be by Clementine’s side, but with this realization the scene changes abruptly to a dark sidewalk where she slides away into nothingness. Joel, knowing that he made a big mistake, screams for the technicians to stop erasing the memories of his relationship with Clementine. The attempt is futile, however, for he is stuck within his own mind, systematically being wiped of everything, despite his attempts to hide the girl even within his deepest, most painful memories....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America - Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students....   [tags: american history, florida]
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Analysis of The Giver Book by Lois Lowry - The Giver starts off as the ordinary story of an eleven-year-old boy named Jonas. When we meet the protagonist, he is apprehensive about the Ceremony of Twelve, at which he will be assigned his job. Although he has no clue as to what job he might be assigned, he is astonished when he is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. He learns that it is a job of the highest honor, one that requires him to bear physical pain of a magnitude beyond anyone’s experience. As the story progresses, we realise that the society in it is not as ordinary as it seems....   [tags: Pre-teen, Memory, Novel]
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Hester's Romantic Ideals in The Scarlet Letter - “Be true. Be true. Be true!” (202). This powerful and simple message can be seen throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter. The characters Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale portray this message clearly. Hester lived this message. She was very true to herself and wore her “A” proudly giving her a more fulfilling life. She was true to herself and everyone around her allowing her to make her own experience, a concept the Romantics values greatly. Romantic literature portrays messages and characters like the ones in The Scarlet Letter to explain the value of truth and experience....   [tags: Lliterary Analysis, Character Development]
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Eco-Spiritual Concerns in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha - We currently exist in a world hemmed with electronic media and information technology that affords no queries or space for any quests whatsoever. The world, bereft of any spiritual values, with technological avant-gardism has sped us unconsciously into a world of wares and expenses. The enquiries that met the intellectuals of the past about the problems of the flesh and spirit have been left apart as groundless and inappropriate for the youth of the contemporary world. There is, in such a situation, no space for spiritual experience and satiation....   [tags: spiritual experience, ecological discourse, praxis]
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Essay on the Use of Chiaroscuro in The Scarlet Letter - Use of Chiaroscuro in The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne the author of The Scarlet Letter uses the literary device of chiaroscuro to effectively develop his characters. Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 to a prominent family. His father passed away on a voyage when he was four years old. His relatives recognized his talent, and they helped pay his way to Bowdoin College. Hawthorne and his classmates became the most prominent people in America at that time. He had many strong ties with important people from attending Bowdoin, such as: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 748 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne. The name strikes fear in the hearts of high school students everywhere because Hawthorne's 'wordy' novels, especially his 1849 The Scarlet Letter, have been at the top of English classes' required reading lists for years and will continue to be for years to come. In general, students have grown accustomed to superficial analyses of books, which encompasses reading and regurgitating 'literary facts' on multiple choice tests. However, when reading engaging, well-written, stylistic and ambiguous novels, such as The Scarlet Letter, one must go deeper and actually examine the novel and the elements that the author so effectively uses....   [tags: Free Scarlet Letter Essays] 1010 words
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The Affordable Health Care Act - Although the Affordable Health Care Act represents a step in the right direction towards encouraging all Americans to benefit themselves of medical services, the bill fails to address the source causes of problems in the system. The American health care system is imperfect because it is a nonprofit model that places profits far ahead of patients. When profits come ahead of patients, the result is an incapability to fulfill the ethical duties of being a health care worker. A progressive transformation of the American health care system would systematically undo the wicked link between corporate interests and the interests of health care....   [tags: medical services, doctors, drug companies]
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The Newfoundland & Labrador - Travel advertisements are created to inspire. They are constructed to be visually appealing and intriguing, yet they must also maintain a distinct trace of the exotic. The embedded foreignness in travel advertisements spark curiosity, which in turn seeks to enlighten the reader’s sense of adventure. The advertisement coauthored by the Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Tourism (henceforth referred to as “NL Tourism”) and the Canadian airline WestJet is no exception. What sets this particular advertisement apart, however, are the elements of publication dynamics and design that combine harmoniously to sell an idea....   [tags: Advertising] 866 words
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Seeking Perfection and Utopia - Jonas gradually stepped outside his house. He turned left and right and saw Eights beginning to ride their bicycles and Twelves who were excited to be getting their job assignments. As he strapped on his helmet and edged his way onto his bicycle, he saw an apple his friend was throwing around change. It was instantaneous. There one second, gone the next. His friend threw a confused expression on his face when Jonas asked if he saw the change. Maybe it had been a hallucination. What had it been....   [tags: The Giver, Modern Day Society] 1295 words
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Calypso in the Caribbean - Pansy ENG 401 Dr. Champagne December 11, 2013 Calypso in the Caribbean “She say she don’t like bamboo/but she don’t mind meh cane/She say cane juice real sweet/it does reach to she brain” are song lyrics from the calypso song “Sweet Cane Juice” sung in Roger McTair’s short story, “Visiting”. According to Britannica Encyclopedia, calypso is “a type of folk song primarily from Trinidad though sung elsewhere in the southern and eastern Caribbean islands. The subject of a calypso text, usually witty and satiric, is a local and topical event of political and social import, and the tone is one of allusion, mockery, and double entendre”....   [tags: music, Roger McTair, Visiting, Trinidad and Tobago]
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Scarlet Letters Use Of Symbolism To Show Psychological Effects Of Sin - "The act…gross and brief, and brings loathing after it." This was said by St. Augustine, regarding immorality. This is discovered to be very true by the main characters in The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's story of a woman (Hester) who lives with the Puritans and commits adultery with the local minister (Dimmesdale). In his novel, Hawthorne shows that sin, known or unknown to the community, isolates a person from their community and from God. He shows us this by symbols in nature around the town, natural symbols in the heavens, and nature in the forest....   [tags: essays research papers] 1114 words
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the scarlet letter - The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter is a story that shows a love that cannot be. “Mother,” said little Pearl, “the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom. It will not flee from me, for I wear nothing on my bosom yet!” This quotation is how I see the love that cannot be. The sunshine is the love of a man (Arthur Dimmesdale) and it does just what Pearl says - it runs and hides itself from the scarlet letter....   [tags: essays research papers] 381 words
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Ethanol as an Alternative Energy Source - Biofuels: Ethanol an Alternative Energy Source Abstract In today's society, when someone wants to go to the movies, work, school, library, or mall, they drive to their destination. The average amount of gasoline consumed per year is about 146 gallons in the U.S. (Biofuels for Transportation, p1). Discoveries of huge petroleum deposits kept gasoline cheap for decades and biofuels were forgotten (Leen, p1). However, with the recent oil prices, along with growing concern of global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions, biofuel regained popularity (Leen, p1)....   [tags: Biofuel Bio Fuel Essays Papers]
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Cockfighting is Not Cruelty to Animals - Cockfighting is Not Cruelty to Animals Cockfighting involves the pitting of two gamecocks in a fight, sometimes to the death. It is an activity that is illegal in most of the United States and is a quickly vanishing part of our culture. The sport is usually found revolting by most people in mainstream society, but has thousands of devotees nonetheless. Those involved in the sport of cockfighting are very dedicated to their pastime despite it's rejection by the majority of Americans. Cockfighting is considered cruel and brutal by most people....   [tags: Free Essays] 404 words
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The Sieve - Mommy’s about to pop some cake in the oven, but before she does that, she uses this handy kitchen tool that allows her to strain the wanted particles from the unwanted ones using a filter maid of mesh or net. This kitchen tool I am talking about is the sieve. Just like it, the brain also does some straining and filtering. The brain is said to be the “Master Organ” of the human body. It has the power to control bodily processes that happen in every human from the time of their birth to death. One of the bodily processes that happens in between birth and death, and that involves the brain is memory imprinting or simply, making and remembering memories....   [tags: Film Review]
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