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Unspoken Mottled Emotions - Unspoken Mottled Emotions The decision process for choosing life over death can be very complex. However, choices and its consequences will eventually manifest. While it may appear the American has decided in favor of the abortion, the conversation continually goes back and forth in undertones. The question posed in this situation is whether Jig has total control to decide autonomously to have an abortion. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, the short story describes an American man and a girl traveling to Madrid to have an abortion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 842 words
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The Unspoken Dangers of Tanning Beds - The Unspoken Dangers of Tanning Beds Tanning beds are devices that emit ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) in order to darken one’s skin complexion. It is believed that approximately 28 million Americans are tanning indoors, in some 25,000 tanning salons nationwide (http://www.fda.gov/ cdrh/consumer/tanning.html ). The rising popularity of tanning beds came about a few decades ago when the media and society started emphasizing that bronzed skin was “in.” A variety of people use tanning beds, both men and women, and for a variety of reasons; some use them as a weekly (or even daily) routine, others use them seasonally (when it’s hard to get a tan in the winter) and then of course there a...   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania - Unspoken Comparison in Tacitus's Germania Tacitus's Germania is a thoroughly itemized ethnographic text detailing the geography, climate and social structure of Germany and its people. Unlike his Histories and Annales Tacitus doesn't offer a story line to be followed, but instead, he nudges forth an unspoken comparison to be made between two cultures. Each of the Germania's 46 passages deals with a particular area of German civilization among which Tacitus develops a two-tiered theme. The two points he tries to make generally clear are the following: A) The Germans are barbaric, savage and stupid…but… B) The Germans are quaint, noble and have some redeeming qualities that mak...   [tags: Germania] 2072 words
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Unspoken Death - The world of comics enables comic-artists to create a whole other dimension of consciousness. The scale of emotions is enormous, allowing complete freedom for the comic-book drawer to paint a world of new understanding. As coming-of-age memoirs, Persepolis I and Persepolis II tell the story of Marjane Satrapi’s struggle to realize her true self in a world torn apart by civil unrest. Marjane Satrapi’s minimalistic drawing style enables the books Persepolis I and Persepolis II to convey the gruesome concept of death in a larger-than-life manner....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Unspoken Lullaby: Women, Music, and Oppression - Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Throughout history, the highly evocative language of music has played a major role in influencing societies and individuals. Some may say that music is the most complex form of expression. It communicates in a language that penetrates beyond the mind; it goes directly to the emotions and creates an environment or a feeling that defines that very moment. That music has the power to express and convey our thoughts and our emotions is without question, however, the idea that music has the power to reflect an entire society and can recreate an identity is not as well accepted....   [tags: Music ]
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Tacit Gender Rules in Society - Society is not a realm in which all of the rules are listed on paper; people naturally abide them due to their countless experiences. The results of these incidents or the incident as a whole sometimes transform itself into an unspoken code that people are assumed to know by heart. For example, humans are treated differently - usually with more respect and higher expectations (such as CEOs or famous actors and actresses) - when they are in a very high position or level in an industry. No matter how much or little they do, they are frequently noticed more by the media than anyone else....   [tags: sociology, gender,] 500 words
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Sula by Toni Morrison - Pruitt, Claude. "Circling Meaning in Toni Morrison's Sula.” African American Review 44.1/2 (2011): 115-129. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Summary: In Claude Pruitt’s article on Sula, Pruitt describes the circular meaning of the text using her own perceptions and the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ralph Ellison’s the Invisible Man. Pruitt reads the text in circles and circles to find the subtext which she believes provides for its meaning. Pruitt’s article discusses how Morrison circles around the subject of the text to showcase the culturally focused discretions displayed in the 1900’s....   [tags: circles of sorrow, race, pruitt ] 1390 words
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Urban Living in New York City in by Siri Hustvedt's Essay, Living with strangers - Living with strangers The essay; ”Living with strangers,” written by Siri Hustvedt deals with the attitude of urban living in New York City. There are many different rules of living between the country side and the city and there exist many unspoken rules in all cultures and societies. Siri Hustvedt tells us that she grew up in the country side rural Minnesota were it was a custom to greet everyone you met or else you could be accused of the worst possible sin, snobbery. Then she moved to New York City in 1978....   [tags: ethos, trustworthness, unpredicability]
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The Use of Symbolism in The Paring Knife by Michael Oppenheime - ... Upon the finding of the paring knife under the refrigerator, the narrator, tells us that he/she had “since forgotten about it”. The paring knife held that separation that they had encountered that particular night yet had until now been remembered. This contributes to the plot of what their relationship went through . Furthermore,the paring knife symbolizes the initiation of their disconnection.The narrator explains that the night they fought , they must of “overlooked the knife”. When the author talks about the overlooking of the paring knife, this symbolizes the need to oppress the event that placed them in a distant state of mind that culminated to their unspoken separation they wen...   [tags: disconnection, conflict, relationship] 735 words
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Analysis of the Poem My Papa´s Waltz by Theodore Roethke - Drinking has and always will influence people, for the better or the worse. Alcohol clearly influenced Theodore Roethke's poem "My Papa's Waltz." In his poem, there are two main characters along with a largely anonymous third party. Theodore, an adolescent, dances with his drunken father while his birth mother watches apprehensively. The characters represent a past memory of Roethke's childhood. In his recollection, Roethke's father comes home drunk after a hard day of work. The young boy and his father decide to partake in a little dance....   [tags: alcohol, druck, dance, child] 593 words
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Mother-Daughter Bond in "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" - Motherhood begins from the moment a woman conceives. The mother and the child have an immediate bond. The ability to create life and bring it into the world is magical and it changes the woman emotionally, physically and mentally. An example of a remarkable mother-daughter bond in history would be that of the Native American women and their daughters. In A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris, the bonds between the three main characters, Rayona, Christine and Ida is a complete contrast to that of the Native American women....   [tags: Literary Review] 1607 words
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Brief Book Summaries on Various Well Known Classic Novels - ... This makes people think that things can always be worse. 3.) Notes Civil war bloodiest conflict in american history over 600,000 soldiers died twice as many soldiers died of infections over combat wounds Lieutenant poured company's supply of coffee on his rubber blanket Corporals and other representatives came for each squadrons portion he had it divided equally man was assaulted he winced like a man stung, swayed dangerously and then straightened horse could be heard astonished by the catastrophe puffs of white smoke came from the forest officer held his sword confused couldnt sheathe the sword Sergeant put the sword in the scabbard for him meaning of ants, potentates, wars, cities,...   [tags: Quotes, Plot] 3059 words
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The Strength of Peer Pressure on the Youth - Peer Pressure Have you ever been peer pressured. If so, what did you do. How did you feel. Peer pressure doesn’t only happen to teens, it happens to people of all ages. Who knows, you could have possibly pressured someone into doing something without even knowing it. Not all peer pressure is done intentionally; and it isn’t always bad, but that doesn’t mean it is always good. All people handle these types of situations differently, some better than others. Overall, peer pressure is positive because it enforces kids to try new things, it just takes a responsible teen to know their morals....   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis] 777 words
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Hills like White Elephants by Earnest Hemingway - In the classic short story, "Hills like White Elephants,” by Earnest Hemingway, Hemingway tackles a subject that has plagued society for decades. Though throughout the story it remains unspoken, the subject of the story is abortion. The story was written in 1927 at a time when abortion was illegal. Abortion was something that nobody talked about openly. It was a something that would be looked down upon. Hemingway writes “Hills Like White Elephants” with multiple metaphors to mask the idea of abortion....   [tags: abortion, metaphors, ideas]
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Public Display of Religious Garments - In many religions, the use of garments such as the Jewish yarmulke or the Islamic hijab are not merely worn out of choice, but out of strict ritual or religious obligation. Donning traditional dress is not just seen as religious duty, but ties closely with spiritual practice identity. Widespread use shows that it has become an integral part to the continuity of multiple religious practices. Provided that wearing religious garments is based on manifesting central religious beliefs, to what extent can a State hinder this expression of freedom....   [tags: identity, military, freedom, culture, religion]
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Examine the Argument that Places Can Be a Source of Inclusion and Exclusion for Specific Communities - ... This is almost automatic, yet if normal behaviour is breached without repair, it is immediately noticed. In addition, anything outside of these values of normality is viewed negatively or with suspicion, this in turn can lead to exclusion of those outside of these so-called ‘norms’. Identities of groups refers to differences as well as similarities; writer, Jonathan Raban visited New York during the 1980s. New York was experiencing record numbers of homeless living on the city’s streets. Raban noted how negatively other people described them: ‘Long-term mental patients discharged from hospitals…crack addicts, thieves, alcoholics (Raban, cited in Taylor, 2009, P....   [tags: identity, sociological analysis]
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Analysis of Henry Stewart´s Movie Review: Why 12 years a Slave is a Bad Movie - 12 Years a Slave, is a movie based on the story of Soloman Northup, a free African-American man who was sold into slavery. 12 Years a Slave shows the hardships that Northup had to face as well as Northup eventually being set free again. Henry Stewart writes an article titled “Why 12 Years a Slave is a Bad Movie”, in his article Stewart tries to tear down 12 Years a Slave but fails to because of his weak assumptions, lack of evidence to support his claim, and the overall feeling that Stewart did not fully grasp the basic concept of the movie that he is claiming is a bad movie....   [tags: Point of View, Slavery, Film] 694 words
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Between the Lines: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication - Between the Lines: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication The symbols we use to communicate are the vital fabric that holds human society together. Every day, billions of people around the globe use a plethora of symbols to relay information, exchange ideas, and solve problems. When these symbols are used in an effective way, they can change how someone views life, rouse people to a common cause, or infuse emotions and ideas into those that can understand. But what kind of symbols am I referring to....   [tags: Communication] 1228 words
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The Epic of Gilgamesh and Oryx and Crake. - The more thought that is put into the true nature of human beings, the clearer the realization seems to be that as a species, humans are inclined to challenge limits that are thought to be understood and transcend set boundaries. This truth of human nature is quite effectively revealed in both The Epic of Gilgamesh and the novel Oryx and Crake. The Epic of Gilgamesh reveals more about the human disposition to push mortal boundaries. It explores the desire to challenge religious boundaries, which hold extreme repercussions, as well as fears that were faced when dealing with the truth of human mortality....   [tags: compare, contrast, comaprison essay] 1968 words
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The Illusion of Seperateness by Simon Van Booy - The running theme that all of our choices and subsequent actions can have a wide ripple effect in life is a strong presence in The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy. Although there are many examples within this story, the French farmer Paul, chooses under great personal threat to help John. This unselfish choice likely saves John’s life; unknowingly Paul’s decision has an indirect, yet profound effect on many people. Paul’s simple nursing and support, despite his own significant loss is not lost on John....   [tags: German soldier, violence, killing, enemy]
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Gender, Religion and Race in the New World - History of the Americas and the history of what became known as the New World demonstrates an array of diversity that existed amongst the different cultures, their views regarding gender roles and the intertwining of economics, religion and race. This diversity ranged from the holistic existence of native americans to the traditions that the white man brought with him from Europe. Based upon history, one could easily assume that gender roles inferred unspoken rules that ultimately controlled all other aspects of life....   [tags: Making of America]
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Between the Lines: Culture and Business in Asia - Introduction In my experience learning about Asian business culture one things stands out to me more than any other, the importance of etiquette. In Asia minding your manners and understanding unspoken social cues is just as important, if not more important than making a good business proposition. Accidentally being a little rude can break down a whole business partnership. For every country there are different traditions and different etiquette rules to be followed. Each country also seems to have their very own unspoken set of subtle social cues....   [tags: Asian Business Culture, Business, Work, Jobs]
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Society Pressure in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - ... Stevenson was a sickly child, but this was no problem because the family was able to pay for medical bills and medicines. Being an only child, Stevenson’s parents were able to easily tend to their child’s needs, even providing him with a personal nanny. (Poetry Foundation) Stevenson’s childhood was similar to other children’s, there was nothing out of the ordinary. Stevenson and his family lived a comfortable life with no worries. However, as Stevenson began to rebel against this lifestyle and the Victorian standards....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, story analysis]
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Pleasure: The Realisation of Place through the Senses - ... It is the form of experience. In order to attain pleasure in a space one must experience it first, it is through these experience that one is able to relate to a space both physically and emotionally. Tuan (1975) argues that human beings in their nature require a sense of belonging and purpose, therefore a place should engender a sense of belonging and identity. This can be achieved through the nature of experience for example through visual qualities in the environment, a distinctive odour, texture of something, seasonal changes in temperature and taste of some foods....   [tags: sensory qualities are subjective] 1030 words
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Education and Income as Primary Factors of Disparitites - ... Even in today’s society there is an unwritten code which allows some people to benefit race while other are oppressed for the same exact reason. In an news article written by the associated press (2006) it was expressed by Dalton Conley A sociology professor at New York University that “Race is associated with class in the United States that it may not be direct discrimination, but it still matters indirectly” and “It doesn’t mean that it’s any less powerful just because it is indirect it is apparent that although we have equal opportunity laws for all United States citizens those laws sometimes does not benefit the minority/ethnic citizens....   [tags: race, ethnicity, minority] 2827 words
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Fluent in the Language of Food - The experience associated with the preparation and consumption of food always fosters some method of communication. Even without words, food provides information about a person’s religion, lifestyle, wealth, and culture. In Babette’s Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman, this experience of food is primarily how the characters communicate and always involves everyone gathering together. In each film, communication revolves around the consumption or preparation of food. With Babette’s (sometimes unwanted) help, Martine and Philippa come to realize how good food is actually nourishment to the mind and body and evolve from their jaded ways....   [tags: preparation and consumption of food]
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Inclusion and Inclusive Practices in Education - Introduction Inclusive education allows equal opportunity for students with a disability to enter mainstream schools with students without a disability (Hyde, n.d.). Inclusion is the right of a child and parents to participate in mainstream or special schools, it is the schools responsibility to accept the child and make reasonable adjustments if needed. Every child has a right to reach their goals along with satisfaction and self-achievement. Educational policy and procedures In March 2002 there was a focus on social inclusion, to improve positive outcomes for disadvantage students in mainstream schools....   [tags: equal opportunity for students with disabilities]
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Nonverbal Communication and Body Language - Actions speak louder than words. When having a conversation with someone, your body language speaks louder than your words. Men’s brains and women’s brains work differently, which causes them to have slightly different forms of interaction. Men have different proxemics, kinesics, and paralanguage than women do. Understanding these differences allow us to communicate effectively. All individuals give and receive nonverbal cues during conversation. Most individuals, when unsure whether to consider the speaker’s verbal or nonverbal cues, will pick nonverbal cues....   [tags: Actions, Conversations, Communication]
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D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse-Winner - Goth. A name that has had many meanings over the centuries. Beginning as the name used for Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine that were the adversaries of the ancient Roman empire, to the style of architecture popular in medieval Europe, to the literary subset of Romantic literature, and the children of very concerned parents. D.H. Lawrence while his personal relationship with his mother may concern many a parent, was however extraordinarily influenced by Gothic literary thought evident in "The Rocking Horse-Winner"....   [tags: Goth, Germanic Tribes, World History, Centuries]
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The Origin of Civilization - The idea of free expression of political thought really came into its own in 18th century Europe. Writers and thinkers like Adam Smith, Rousseau, and Edmund Burke shared their ideas that still give reasons for consideration even today. Rousseau gave the underpinnings for the French Revolution. Smith gave us the foundations for modern economic theory. Burke gave us the idea of Conservatism, which fathered all other -ism's. While all three of these writers gave us so much, it is important to look back and and see not only where their ideas came from, but also how there were in some ways just different interpretations of the same thing, and where they were in stern disagreement....   [tags: Philosophy] 1909 words
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Peer Pressure on Teenagers - Have you ever stopped and realized that 30% of teenagers have shoplifted, over half of all teens will experiment with alcohol, and 40% have tried drugs all due to peer pressure. Also, did you know that the majority of teens with substance abuse problems, began using drugs or alcohol, as a result of peer pressure. This is bare proof that it needs to be taken more seriously because it is influencing people of all ages’ lives, every single day. I personally do not think any individual should ever feel pressured into something they are not comfortable with, or ever feel uncomfortable with their surroundings....   [tags: influence, drugs, conformity] 591 words
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The War in Iraq Being an Oil Currency War - The War in Iraq Being an Oil Currency War Although completely unreported by the U.S. media and government, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking -- it is in large part an oil currency war. One of the core reasons for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves....   [tags: Oil American Currency War Gas Essays] 4130 words
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Yaeger’s Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening - Yaeger’s Critique of Chopin’s The Awakening In “‘A Language Which Nobody Understood’: Emancipatory Strategies in The Awakening,” Patricia Yaeger questions the feminist assumption that Edna Pontellier’s adulterous behavior represent a radical challenge to patriarchal values. Using a deconstructionist method, Yaeger argues that in the novel adultery functions not as a disrupting agent of, but, rather, as a counterweight to the institution of marriage, reinforcing the very idea it purports to subvert by framing female desire within “an elaborate code [of moral conduct] that has already been negotiated by her society.” A reading of The Awakening that can envision only two possible outcomes f...   [tags: Chopin Awakening] 992 words
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Nature in Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney - Nature in Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney Using nature to express picturesque images, Heaney portrays the purity of the unspoken terms of love in one of his love poems – “Twice Shy”. The title of the poem “Twice Shy” seems to have been taken from the age-old proverb, “once bitten, twice shy”, and we are, as a result, led to expect that the characters in this poem have had a bitter experience in the past, therefore they are treading carefully and attempting to recoup. There are five stanzas of 6 lines, most lines structured as single sentences which draw out tension and nervousness....   [tags: Papers] 478 words
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THE QUINTESSENTIAL ARTIST - Solitude feeds both the genius and the estranged. It frees one from convention thus allowing for deep thought and reflection, which inevitably leads to great discover. Yet there is a delicate balance that one must take carful pains to follow. For without constraints (as defined by society) there are no rules (or laws) to structure and contain the wild nature of the human mind. Chaos ensues; madness seeps in, and the soul is engulfed. Uncontained raw passion is dangerous, insatiable and destructive....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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1984 vs Today - 1984, a novel by George Orwell, represents a dystopian society in which the people of Oceania are surveilled by the government almost all the time and have no freedoms. Today, citizens of the United States and other countries are watched in a similar way. Though different technological and personal ways of keeping watch on society than 1984, today’s government is also able to monitor most aspects of the people’s life. 1984 might be a dystopian society, but today’s condition seems to be moving towards that controlling state, where the citizens are surveilled by the government at all times....   [tags: literary analysis, george orwell]
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Religious Head Garments - In many religions, the use of garments such as the jewish yarmulke or the islamic hijab are not merely worn out of choice, but out of strict ritual or religious obligation. For religious groups, donning traditional dress is not just seen as religious duty, but ties closely with spiritual practice and provides a sense of spiritual identity. Widespread use shows that it has become an integral part to the continuity of multiple religious practices. Provided that wearing religious garments is based on manifesting central religious beliefs(SOURCE), to what extent can a State hinder this expression of freedom....   [tags: religious beliefs and expressions] 3092 words
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College Admissions Essay - Defining Myself - The joy of writing admissions essays. I think it's good that I do this, that I solidify my thoughts into writing. Yet in pouring my feelings into words, I worry that they will become the structure I give them; that my liquid essence will take the shape of whatever phrases I choose; that my thoughts will be defined by the words I use and confined to the rigid boundaries of a language unable to accommodate the fluidity of my mind; that they will be limited to one distinct avenue when a linear direction does not suffice to express these multi-variable musings....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 333 words
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Character of Seldon in The House of Mirth By Edith Wharton - Character of Seldon “He declared himself entirely at her disposal: the adventure struck him as diverting. As a spectator, he had always enjoyed Lily Bart; and his course lay so far out of her orbit that it amused him to be drawn for a moment into the sudden intimacy which her proposal implied.” Source: The House of Mirth, By Edith Wharton It should be noted that the role of Selden is highly important because it is a stock role in the novel of manners, and therefore helps in clearing and highlighting the unspoken conversation between people....   [tags: marriage, happiness, novel] 576 words
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The Four Important Factors in Assuring Efficiency and Quality in Production - Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling The four important factors in assuring the efficiency and the effectiveness in the productivity of a company or organization is planning, organizing, leading and controlling. These four factors can guide a manager in terms of helping themselves to manage a better organizations and achieving their goals. First is the planning factor. Planning is the function of management that involves setting objectives and determining a course of actions for achieving those goals....   [tags: Planning, Organizing, Leading, Controlling] 675 words
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Mingle With Other Cultures: You May Suprise Yourself - Mingle with other cultures: you may surprise yourself The ethnic mix on Alberta Avenue is a learning opportunity The Alberta Ave neighbourhood is a mosaic of ethnicities with their varying world views. To some, this mix of foreign outlooks is difficult to understand and may even be frightening. What they are missing is an opportunity for intercultural interaction which is necessary to be successful in our modern world. With expanding globalization, we need to be able to interact positively with people from different cultures to lead a fulfilled life that stretches our potential....   [tags: ethinicity, communication, interpersonal harmony] 565 words
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Why I Keep Playing House - My favorite game to play as a little girl was “House”. I remember at pre-school, kindergarten, or summer camp, that I was the first child to put on an apron and begin “cooking dinner” and refused to stop even after all the other children lost interest. I never restricted myself to one role. I was the loving mother, or the adventurous teenager, or even the annoying puppy that wouldn’t stop barking. Playing house allowed me to imagine a new world and be whoever I wanted to be. I was addicted to it....   [tags: acting, discover, productions, character] 554 words
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - In a utopia where the inhabitants thrive on the simple idea of sameness, the truth of the unspoken of past, was entrusted in the unexpecting young mind of a boy named Jonas. The Giver, by Lois Lowry, created an entire community which carries out each day full of bliss while completely ignorant about what they are lacking. When Jonas was selected to carry out the heavy and draining job of receiving the memories of things such as colors, feelings, and music, he was finally able to comprehend that a utopia without these, is not a utopia at all....   [tags: utopia, controlled, regulated] 579 words
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Reflection of English 20 - The discourse community to which the text belongs to is the Engl 20, section 47 class. The professor, Daniel Hammond, is the expert in this community who helps teach the novices, the students of that class. The text acts as a guide from the expert for the novices to follow. Without such a piece of writing, the students would not not know what is expected of them in the class and basically what to expect, in general, from the course they are attempting to take. In a way, the text also serves as an unspoken contract between the novice and experts so there is an understanding of what is required between both parties....   [tags: discourse, syllabus, rhetoric] 608 words
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Comparing Brad Manning’s Arm Wrestling With My Father and Itabari Njeri’s When Morpheus Held Him - Comparing Brad Manning’s short story “Arm Wrestling With My Father,” and Itabari Njeri’s “When Morpheus Held Him”      The relationship between a father and son stems from an unspoken competition in many countries. Whether it is a physical or mental rivalry the superior role slowly transcends on to the son as he grows into a man. In Brad Manning’s short story “Arm Wrestling With My Father,” and Itabari Njeri’s “When Morpheus Held Him,” both contain admiring sons and impassive fathers. Despite both stories similarities in unspoken emotions they differ in the aspect of their physical relationships....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 678 words
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The Integrity and Strength of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The Integrity and Strength of Huckleberry Finn        When one is young they must learn from their parents how to behave. A child's parents impose society's unspoken rules in hope that one day their child will inuitivly decerne wrong from right and make decisions based on their own judgment. These moral and ethical decisions will affect one for their entire life. In Mark Twains, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck is faced with the decision of choosing to regard all he has been taught to save a friend, or listen and obey the morals that he has been raised with....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]
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The Deterioration of Romero in El Tonto Del Barrio - The Deterioration of Romero in El Tonto Del Barrio       After reading Jose Armas’s story, "El Tonto Del Barrio," I was greatly touched by this simple yet effective story of how the village idiot is used to teach a lesson to the audience. However, after researching the topic, I found that there had been no literary discussion concerning Armas or "El Tonto del Barrio." I was shocked to find this out, and I believe this is an interesting and important story which should be looked into. "El Tonto del Barrio" is not just a story about a college-bound young man named Seferino who tries to help the community "idiot" Romero, but it is also a story about a man who slowly deteriorates when his pr...   [tags: Tonto Del Barrio Essays]
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Racism and Prejudice - Fear and White Flight - Fear and White Flight No one in my family participated in the Civil Rights movement. Nor were any of them members of Ku Klux Klan. As a white American descended from European immi-grants long since gone, my own racial history is largely absent from the American conscience. Y et this history, found in the movements of whites across cities and across time informs us of the movement of ethnicity in America as much as any other. I am not far removed in my origins in Europe. My father's mother, Marie Devlin, grew up in Kensington, an Irish neighborhood inside the city of Philadelphia....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays] 1252 words
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