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The Zebra Fish and Human Diseases - 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Zebra Fish The zebra fish is commonly used for studies involving human diseases. (7). The zebra fish, has a very common genome in relation to humans and serves as a great tool of research for many human diseases. 300 million years separate the zebra fish and the humans last known common ancestor. Shockingly enough their genome is still a great resource for cancer research and many other genetic diseases due to their vast genomic similarities (1). The zebra fish is a model organism in many disease studies such as, cancer, human genetic diseases, neurological disease, Alzheimer’s and many more(8)....   [tags: genome, research, obesity]
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The Zebra Mussel - Populations of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), were first found in the Laurentian Great Lakes in 1988 (Hebert et al., 1989). This species is native to the Caspian, Aral, and Black Seas and the rivers that drain into them but has spread throughout Europe, principally during the 18th century. Since it is restricted to estuarine and freshwater habitats, it is presumed that it was introduced into North America by ballast waters of transoceanic vessels. Based on the substantial amount of genetic variation found in these initial populations, as estimated from electrophoretic variation of allozymes, the colonization of the Great Lakes was by a large number of immigrants and...   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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The Purpose of the Narrator in The Zebra Storyteller and The Yellow Wallpaper - The Purpose of the Narrator in The Zebra Storyteller and The Yellow Wallpaper "The role of the narrator influences the type of relationship we have not only with him or her but also with the story" (Landy 75). This quote was taken from our Literary Studies book in which we have read several stories concerning different styles of narration. Narration is one of the most important components of a story. The characters, plot, setting, and theme are also significant, however the narrator sets the mood and also the pace of the story....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Ballast Water is the Most Important Vector Responsible for the Invasion of Zebra Mussels into the Great Lakes - Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are one of the most problematic invasive species in freshwater systems globally (Aldridge et al., 2004). McGinley (2011) reports the US legal definition for invasive species as an organism that is introduced, either accidentally or deliberately, to an environment that they are not native to. The organism must form an established community, and their presence must lead to negative consequences on the aquatic or terrestrial ecosystem. Both accidental and deliberate introduction may be due to natural causes....   [tags: fresh water, environmental science]
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The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine - The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine Anchee Min, a Chinese novelist, has written many books about life in China revolving around the Cultural Revolution, including her autobiography Red Azalea. In her novel Katherine (1995), readers are exposed to life after the Cultural Revolution. The story focuses on two bold characters—Katherine and Zebra. Katherine, an American schoolteacher, comes to China to teach English to the younger generation. Her western ideology—free spirit, free will, and her stylish appearance--influences her students to think differently about the ways they live....   [tags: Katherine]
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The Natural History of Whale Sharks - What is the largest fish in the world. The answer would be the Rhincodon typus, or commonly known as, the whale shark. The whale shark is vey unique because unlike normal sharks, the whale shark is a filter feeder and so, does not have use of its teeth. The whale shark is also about the size of a bus. However, like many animals in the world today, they are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN. They are seen often in the tropical areas, but many behavior and movement mechanism of the whale shark are still unknown....   [tags: Rhincodon typus, sharks, zebra sharks]
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The Causes for Animal Disappearences - From 1970 to 2006, about one-third of the vertebrae species of animals have been considered to be endangered of extinction (Generation Extinction). Nearly fifty percent of primates and thirty percent of amphibian species are already extinct or are endangered of becoming extinct. The Greater and Lesser Scaup duck species of ducks, from Canada, have plummeted from right around 6 million to about three and half million (Martin). There are many reasons why are disappearing in the rate that they are but, habitat destruction, using unethical methods of hunting, and diseases from starvation and dehydration the majors....   [tags: animal extinction, white rhino, zebra mussels]
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Yann Martel's Grandeur in "Life of Pi" - Throughout the ages authors have dedicated themselves to trying to find a literary formula that will transport readers to another dimension and get them fully absorbed in the world they have created. Inside this world, through trials and triumph, sorrow and success, adversity and achievement, a story takes place. Symbols and images are carefully woven into the text to enrich the themes the author believes will enlighten his or her audience. Yann Martel makes a memorable contribution to this pool of authors in his novel Life of Pi....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi]
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Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival - Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival Born in Shanghai, China, in 1957, under the rule of Chairman Mao, China’s communist leader, Anchee Min followed the teachings of Mao (Book Reporter). In 1974, she worked at a labor camp for some time. In 1984, she came to America, and by 1994 her memoir, Red Azalea, became an international bestseller (book jacket). Katherine, her first novel, was published in 1995. Min’s Katherine has been called by a Vogue reviewer, “a powerful lesson in survival” (book jacket)....   [tags: Anchee Min Katherine Essays]
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Carnavale, Mingarelli, Malpuech BS 3-MC Syndrome - Carnavale, Mingarelli, Malpuech and Michels syndrome; also known as 3-MC syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome that becomes apparent at birth itself. The symptoms of this disease are characterized by facial clefting, craniosynostosis, caudal appendage, growth retardation, mental retardation, kidney and heart failure, micropenis and genital disability and skeletal malformations (Kerstjens-Frederikse et al. 2005). It was discovered in 1983 reported by Malpeuch et al. 1983. The symptoms of Carnavale, Mingarelli, Malpuech and Michels were almost the same and hence they were combined together as one disease (3-MC)....   [tags: facial clefting, craniosynostosis]
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The Unnapreciative Horse - Far, far away in a zoo called The Honolulu Zoo, there lived a horse named Harold. Harold was a horse who was in a constant popularity contest. His fellow friends, Hogan and Hally, were content just with their friends, but Harold always wanted to be the most popular. He yearned to trot the zoo with all the “perks” of being a zebra. The zebra were the most popular group of animals all around, or so it seemed. Harold thought they had everything; the black stripes, the endless abundance of grass, and all the ladies of course....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1458 words
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Education as a Tool Against Nonnative Aquatic Species - Water is one of the most essential resources in the world. It provides electricity and allows products to be shipped from remote recesses of the globe. However, one issue that comes with transporting goods from distant countries is the native species that get transported in the ballast tanks or attach themselves to the outer hull of the ship that is traveling. Ballast tanks are spaces in the bottom of ships that are filled with water to increase balance. When ballast tanks are filled with freshwater from their port of exit, there is a possibility of small larvae, called veligers, and even adult specimens being pulled into the tank....   [tags: Nonnative Aquatic Species]
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Madcap Case Analysis - Madcap Case Analysis Problem Definition: Considering 4 elements of the marketing mix and the case discussion of the general trends in the industry, it seems that MCB is experiencing problem with place and determining its target market. The case provides many examples of the company's difficulties in gaining more retail locations, maintaining sufficient inventory level, and, the most important, improper positioning of its product, which impeded the MCB to reach its potential customers. Key Facts: <ul> <li> 95% of beer was distributed through a three-tier system: producer - wholesaler - retailer....   [tags: Marketing Management] 1502 words
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Aquatic Invasive Species - Invasive species have been destroying Minnesota waters for many years. The measures that are taken to stop and control them are not as thorough as they should be. The biggest characteristic with invasive species is that, they are not native. This means they are not supposed to be in Minnesota waters. Invasive species can be a plant or an animal, such as a mussel, fish, weed, or snail. Some effects of invasive species are that, they can kill native fish, destroy spawning beds, and cause much more environmental harm....   [tags: Minnesota, Water]
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Life of Pi by Yann Martel, first published in 2002, is the story of Piscine Molitor Patel. Piscine, later shortened by himself to Pi, is the main character, the protagonist, and throughout most of this novel just a teenager. At the beginning of the story the reader is taken to the world of Pondicherry, India and to the Pondicherry Zoo run by the Patel Family. The Patel family consists of Pi’s mom, Gita, his dad Santosh and his older brother Ravi. As Pi grows up he takes you through his good and bad times, he takes you through the four religions....   [tags: Life of Pi, Yann Martel] 689 words
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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - Life is a repeating cycle of endless trials and unexpected changes. No matter how many trials had been experienced, the test in faith never ends. This is very similar to the series of numbers that make up Pi; they always come in unexpected order and are recognized as an endless series. The story Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is a novel about how the influence of geometry had helped a boy hold his faith in God and survive the incredible shipwreck that shaped his life forever. Piscine Molitor Patel is the main character of the story Life of Pi, known to as the nickname Pi....   [tags: Geometry and God]
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The Life and Works of Shel Silverstein - “If you are a dreamer, come in” (Silverstein 9). The opening line in Where the Sidewalk Ends, the first book in his popular trilogy, Shel Silverstein offers the reader a seat by his fire and a few tales to hear. He sets out his theme, for this book and others, of adventure, imagination and creativity. Silverstein’s style of poetry is often referred to as peculiar or unconventional. Each of his poems, though off the wall, has an underlying message or advice on life, love, school, family and many other topics....   [tags: Biography of Shel Silverstein] 1312 words
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Freshwater Mussels - Freshwater Mussels Mussels are a species of marine life that inhabits many of the bodies of water in the United States. They serve as an important aspect of the ecological system of the water in which they occupy. However, the number of mussels have been declining such that many are now considered as endangered species. There are a few reasons for the decline in population, including domination by a single species of mussels called the zebra mussel. Conservation has begun on mussels because of their strong environmental influence....   [tags: Marine Life Mollusks Conservation Essays]
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Paper Airplane Test - Results The purpose of flying paper airplanes was to see which plane would be the fastest and slowest out of 20 planes. The main purpose was to see which plane had the lowest velocity. Table 1: Distances Flown (in meters) by 20 Paper Airplane Designs over 5 Test Flights Design Names Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Average Dist. Antelope 1.78 1.80 3.40 4.29 4.90 3.23 Catfish 4.17 3.94 3.56 2.46 2.34 3.29 Chestnut 5.28 3.94 8.43 3.71 2.84 4.84 Clipper 1.91 5.11 5.46 4.57 3.63 4.14 Elk 2.21 2.77 3.71 2.31 1.22 2.44 Galleon 3.13 3.30 5.16 4.29 2.16 3.61 Gazelle 8.94 4.45 2.59 2.92 3.05 4.39 Hickory 6.71 9.34 4.98 6.35 6.02 6.68 Ketch 2.31 4.11 2.79 3.05 3.30 3.11 Minnow 4.62 4.45 5...   [tags: Physics] 515 words
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Filial and Sexual Imprinting - Filial and Sexual Imprinting Affectionate bonds are formed as a result of interactions with the attachment figure, that is, between child and parent. Emotional life is seen as dependent on the formation, maintenance, disruption or renewal of attachment relationships. Imprinting of various degrees of intensity is now known to occur in many birds, such as the zebra finch. The zebra finch raised with Bengalese finches preferred mating with the Bengalese finch. Even after forceful mating with the zebra finch, these birds would still go back and attempt to mate with the Bengalese finches....   [tags: Free Essays] 432 words
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The Significance of Richard Parker in Life of Pi - Picture yourself in a peaceful sleep. Suddenly, you are awake. The crackle of lightening and the swaying of the boat startle you. You get up to see what all the commotion is about. Now you are standing on the deck with the wind knocking you down. The skies open up with buckets of rain smacking against your skin with the cooling mist from the high waves are gently falling upon you. A piercing alarm and the screaming of people scratches at your ears. A second later you are standing in water up to your knees....   [tags: analysis, behind the name]
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Accomplishments of Jean Piget: Genetic Epistomology - Jean Piaget was one of the most influential theorist of the 20th Century. A constructivist, he was born in Switzerland in 1896, he published his first paper at the age of 10 on an Albino Sparrow. At the age of 16 he was offered a position as curator of a museum but had to turn down as he was still at school. Piaget went on to University and studied Biology, Psychology and Philosophy and rather than choose one he combined all three into a new discipline which he called “genetic epistemology”, meaning “the developmental theory of knowledge”, how we know the world....   [tags: Learning Stages, Logical Thinking]
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Rhetorical Structure: Contrasting Positive And Negative Paragraphs - “Seeing Rhetorically” Writing Exercise My Roommate’s Bed - Positive My roommate’s bed is spotless. She always has it made. Never is a single pillow ruffled; no sheets peek out from under the comforter. Over the summer, she and I decided to make animal print the dominant characteristic of our room. Although I stuck to zebra stripe, her bed linens incorporate every animal print imaginable. She chose a bed set that has small zebra print running the length. In between is a larger strip of dark leopard spots and a deep tan background....   [tags: essays research papers] 1078 words
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A Comparison of Two Advertisements - A Comparison of Two Advertisements Advertising is a tool used by businesses to inform us about their products and to persuade us to buy them. Advertisements are all around us: on billboards, in magazines, in newspapers, on the Internet, on airplanes, in shop windows, on posters and banners, on leaflets and so on. Advertisements attempt to persuade the subconscious that our lives would be improved if we bought the product on offer. Advertisements affect our lives because we see a product that we want and love so we buy it and when a new and better product comes along we push the old product to the back of the cupboard or even throw it away; this encourages...   [tags: Papers] 1255 words
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The Best Reading Websites For Children - A child’s brain development starts from the birth and the significant changes occur before he/ she reaches six years. The teachers have a crucial role in moulding the academic efficiency, especially the reading skills of a child. They should take effective measures to maintain a conducive learning environment for a child. Go through this article to know more about the best reading sites that will help the child. Introduction. The academic brilliance of a child depends on many factors and the language skills have an important role....   [tags: Early Childhood Education] 640 words
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Life of Pi - Life of Pi Pi Patel is on a ship to a whole new world. He’s leaving his whole world behind except the zoo, it‘s on board with him. When awoken by a sound, Pi goes to explore. He finds that the ship is sinking and before he can wake his family he is thrown into a lifeboat. A zebra falls into the lifeboat, breaking its leg. Without truly realizing what he is doing, Pi helps Richard Parker onto the lifeboat. Then he realizes, he is on a lifeboat with a 450 pound Bengal tiger. Pi builds a raft out of oars and life jackets so that he can stay a safe distance from the lifeboat....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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Describing the Filter Feeding of Invertebrates Such as Mussels - Describing the Filter Feeding of Invertebrates Such as Mussels This essay will be analysing the occurrence of filter feeding and demonstrating it as a unique adaptation for marine mammals. It will also analyse how filter feeding, combined with invertebrates such as mussels, produces a complex, yet distinctive foraging strategy. This essay will also discuss the features of molluscs and how they are adapted to use their features to aid their particular means of feeding, including the full process of how this form of consumption occurs....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Ecosystem Instability: The Incumbent Problems and Possible Solutions - Ecosystem Instability: The Incumbent Problems and Possible Solutions Thesis Ecosystem instability is a problem that we can no longer put off to the side. We are being confronted with this problem and we need to find ways to resolve the present situations. The forms of confrontation are through foriegn invaders and lack of apex predators (to name a few). We must realize that through research as well as changes in lifestyle we can save our planet. These changes must occur individually for them to be a true success....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]
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Life of Pi (Unabridged) by Yann Martel - The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea....   [tags: Life of Pi Unabridged] 1326 words
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An Enhanced Genotype: Ethical Issues Involved with Genetic Engineering and their Impact as Revealed by Brave New World - An Enhanced Genotype: Ethical Issues Involved with Genetic Engineering and their Impact as Revealed by Brave New World Human society always attempts to better itself through the use of technology. Thus far, as a species, we have already achieved much: mastery of electronics, flight, and space travel. However, the field in which the most progress is currently being made is Biology, specifically Genetic Engineering. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, humanity has taken control of reproduction and biology in the same way that we have mastered chemistry and physics....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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The Evolution and Gentic Basis of Human Pigmentation - SUMMARY. Studies in the field of ancient DNA began thirty years ago. Key discoveries proved that ancient DNA is an important tool in the search for difficult answers pertaining to our past. Studies on pigmentation genetics showed that adaptation for different UV radiations was the major factor contributing to the formation of the current pigmentation pattern in Europe, but there is evidence which highlights the additional effect of sexual selection. From the various genes described to play a role in the determination of human skin, hair and eye color, HERC2, SLC24A4 and SLC45A2 seem to be most strongly associated with this phenotypic characteristics....   [tags: DNA, pigmentation genetics, melanin]
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White Male Power vs the Other - Abstract Thomas King’s story, “‘You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ Is Always a Great Way To Start”, " Race, Class and Gender in Asian America" by Yen Le Espiritu and " Zebra: Growing up Black and White in Canada" by Lawrence Hill all illustrate how people of minority deal with their intersectionality of gender, race and ethnicity and their limitations that the dominant ideology of the west puts on them. Introduction Since the beginning of time stories were a major influence in the ways generations would pass down knowledge to the younger generations....   [tags: Race, The Power of an Illusion]
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Want Some Pi. A piece of cake. This story is more like a slice of pie. To make this pie you will need ingredients that aren’t usually in pie. The ingredients you will need include a multi-religious 16 year old Indian boy, an adult male Bengal tiger, a Zebra, and a hyena. You will then mix all of the ingredients up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean all in the confines of a 26 foot lifeboat and then you will let it sit for 227 days. The tremendous survival story is called Life of Pi by Yann Martel....   [tags: indian boy, God]
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Why We Should Stop Extinction - The extinction of indigenous animals has been an ongoing problem that has not received the attention it deserves. Biologists have studied the pattern of mass extinction with growing concern. The world’s species are declining at a rate 10,000 times faster than normal according to a census of the world’s species (Dugan). What is causing such a rapid increase in extinction is unknown however there is one thing that is indisputable: human interference is playing a direct role. Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals....   [tags: biology, zoology, animals] 2509 words
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The Destruction of our Environment - One of the greatest arguments of philosophy and the scholastic disciplines of the sort has been the debate on the degree of influence that nature has on the growth and development of human beings and the civilizations that define them. By examining the interactions of the environment and the living creations that reside within, one is able to examine and define the type of relationship in place between nature and the creatures of the world. Upon first glance, one will notice that the fundamental roles of the environment and the creatures within respectively are that of a cyclical reciprocity wherein the environment serves as a primary provider in a great cycle of life and death, a cycle tha...   [tags: essays research papers] 1797 words
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The Effects Of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem - The Effects of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem The effects of foreign species introduction into an ecosystem are very profound. From small microorganisms to species of large mammals, many foreign species introductions occur every day. New implications of their introduction are found just as often. When a foreign species is introduced into an ecosystem, often the ecosystem contains no natural predators for the new species. This lack of predators sometimes leads to; in conjunction with a supply of food suitable for the new species, a period of exponential growth of the species....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Evidence for Evolution - Evolution and Diversity
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Aspects of Pi in Richard Parker - Life of Pi - Aspects of Pi in Richard Parker: Humans often see themselves as having split personalities to a degree, be it when they're angry or calm, happy or sad, or drunk and sober. They may have different views of which of these personalities are better, which may be 'evil,' but they exist in almost . In the novel The Life of Pi by Yann Martell we see Piscene Patell (Pi) has allowed for this other personality become personified as a tiger on his lifeboat, which he calls Richard Parker. This persona is one of necessity, and the main conflict of the story is Pi trying to tame this side of himself, while still surviving on the hostile environment....   [tags: literary analysis] 543 words
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The Disuniting of America and The Other America - The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that had no real control on how the environment would take to it. Both The Disuniting of America and The Other America show history repeating itself or foretelling the future. So we mustn’t have boundaries as to how far back it dictates. We must critique the past from the Mesozoic era. Nature is the final word to the progress made in time....   [tags: The Disuniting of America, The Other America] 1183 words
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The Dawn Of Understanding: Three Years Later - Throughout my life, the same scene in the television screen registered in different ways. The camera zooms in for the last shot of a lone hyena wheezing his way out of life. He may be dying of heat exhaustion or thirst or hunger, but his small eyes roll side to side slowly and then....just.....stop. Equally significant and striking is the close-up of the very violent death of a baby seal as a hyena simultaneously shakes him into submission and breaks his spine. The camera is always held steady; no one is shocked or upset yet the sense that something important has happened is always instilled in me....   [tags: essays research papers] 1010 words
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Life of Pi by Yann Martel The book Life of Pi was basically about the life and times of Piscine Molitor Patel. Pi grew up in India with his mother, father, and his older brother Ravi. In the following paragraphs you will learn more about what I read. Growing up in India was the best place to be to Pi. Pi's family owned the nearby zoo that was called the Pondicherry Zoo it was the only zoo in all of India. They named it the Pondicherry Zoo after the town they lived in. All the people and animals in the zoo knew Pi very well....   [tags: Life Pi Yann Martel] 1090 words
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Love of God replaces love of humanity in Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred’s recollections of her past life, especially of her husband, are ones filled with passion and happiness as she remembers his tenderness towards her. Much more emphasis is put on the physical human form in her memories; she often remembers lying with her husband while she wears little or no clothing. Appreciation of the human form is an essential component of loving humanity....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Handmaid Tale Essays] 1418 words
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Comparison: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor - Throughout the history of literature, several narrative elements become prevalent in order to effectively create an appropriate literary framework unerring to each contributing piece. In various cases, setting often marks a considerable plot drive. The two individual pieces, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, by Flannery O’Connor, appear entirely unrelated on the surface; however, they share an undeniable thematic parallel- the innumerable facets that setting encompasses often prompts individuals to persist in a specific manner impartial to their well being....   [tags: aquatic world, dramatic transformation]
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Socially Constructed Stereotypes in All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show. - Eye witness accounts of events are not always accurate. The accounts depicted by depend on how witnesses read the situation. The same is true when interpreting the depiction of race and/or ethnicity in media productions. Because situations gain meaning through the process of social construction (the interpretation of a situation based on one’s knowledge), the same event can be viewed and internalized by witnesses who render opposing viewpoints. This analysis will compare the depiction and rejection of socially constructed stereotypes relative to race and ethnicity in three situation comedies: All in the Family, The Jefferson’s and The Cosby Show....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, Stereotypes]
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Animal Dreaming and Substantiation: A Potential Field in Science - Animal sleep is presented in various patterns like hibernation, nocturnal activity, and even napping. For example, penguins rarely sleep in case of abrupt attacks of predators. They sleep in standing positions for only a few minutes to provide security. In some occasions, penguins take naps in the ocean after a full meal. As this example demonstrates, the state of sleeping in animals is confirmed based on scientific research. The evidence of animal sleep is obvious, mainly characterized by temporary unconsciousness, non-responsiveness to external stimuli, and passivity in movement....   [tags: REM Sleep, Involuntary Body Movements]
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