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The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence

- The Power of Dillard's A Field of Silence   In her essay, Annie Dillard wrote: "There was only silence. It was the silence of matter caught in the act and embarrassed. There were no cells moving, and yet there were cells. I could see the shape of the land, how it lay holding silence"(396)1. The story in which she talked about the silence of the land was published in 1982, and today, almost two decades having gone by, A Field of Silence, is still able to relate to its readers.   A Field of Silence is a story about one of Dillard's religious experiences....   [tags: Field of Silence Essays]

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The Blue Wall Of Silence

- ... On a daily bases are subjected to the things that most people cant or just don’t want to deal with. For instance, when someone is shooting police officers don’t run away, they run toward it 100% trusting that the men and women standing next to them will have their backs till death. When people are faced with these types of situations and scenarios they tend to think of them as family. The law enforcement profession is not the only profession that has an issue with having a wall of silence. Think of the most dangerous occupations to be in, Military, Deep Sea Fishers, Loggers, Truck Drivers, etc....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police brutality]

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Overcoming The Silence of Generational Poverty

- Today's news is full of speculation and debate about the national debt, taxes and potential cuts to vital programs that serve those in need. However, the conversation often seems overly caught up in the finer points of politics and media coverage rather than the real people that these decisions affect. I think it's fair to say that American attitudes toward the poor are more often than not, disdain and fear. There's a common myth that people are forced into poverty because they are simply lazy or inferior, the truth is it is harder to feed and clothe your family than ever before....   [tags: poor, rich, economy, prosperity, United States]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Field Of Moving Colors Layered '

- ... It is possible that Villanueva formed his poem in such a way to give the audience the ability to strictly focus on the imagery and portrayals he demonstrates. On the surface of the poem, Villanueva is merely describing multiple artworks and using them to construct his thoughts. The second stanza especially used to allude to other works saying: “Right then my mind leaps to Cezanne: his dark-blue vest in Self-Portrait (1879–1880); the Seven Bathers (ca. 1900) wallowing in blue; his blue beyond in Château Noir (1904)” (Villanueva)....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Art, Social movement]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Football Field

- The Football Field The wheels on the bus went round and round, all the way to Paonia. The ten mile trip seemed to last forever. Whoosh, Whoosh was the only sound could be heard as the wheels ran through the new rain puddles that were created earlier that day. It was dead silent, you could have heard a pin drop. We all knew what was at stake. For each of us it was a different thing, but on both sides of the ball we knew that in order to have bragging rights for the rest of our lives this would be the game that we would have to win....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig

- Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig In this oral assessment I am going to talk about Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, Haig was a war leader in the First World War who led the army on few occasions. One of his most memorable battles was the battle of the Somme; in this battle the allies suffered over 2 million causalities and over 500,000 deaths. We may have won the battle and the war, but at a huge cost. In this assessment I am going to try arguing the case that Haig was a fool who cost the lives of too many British soldiers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Silence Of The Lambs

- The topic of dehumanization has an interesting dynamic in Demme’s film The Silence of the Lambs. This consists of the fact that the Clarice Starling’s own humanity is consistently undermined and almost immediately rectified by Dr. Lecter. Lecter in himself is an ironic character since while he has no fear about killing someone through cannibalism. One of the highest symbolic forms of dehumanization possible, he still respects and guards Starling’s humanity. This character receives even more complexity as Lecter is revealed as more and more calculating and cold throughout the series, almost appearing desensitized to most human emotions, interactions and concerns....   [tags: The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling]

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Rethinking Silence in Elementary Classrooms

- There has always been a great deal of value placed on class discussions and open communication between peers in elementary classrooms. The benefits of effective communication in the classroom have been researched and proven many times over. As a result of this association between talk and success, silence has come to acquire a negative connotation. These negative feelings that educators have toward silence in their classrooms is causing an oversight of the potential benefits it has to offer. The research provided in this paper aims to change the way educators perceive silence and encourage teachers to rethink the amount of importance they place on talking....   [tags: teachers, strong silence, weak silence]

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How does Shakespeare Explore the Theme of Words and Silence?

- In Much Ado About Nothing, there are many ways in which Shakespeare looks into the theme of words and silence through the characters of Dogberry, Don John and Hero. Shakespeare analyses this theme through how the characters use their own words to help themselves whether it be their weapon, shield or a weapon against themselves. Also, what effect their words have on the audience and other characters such as fear, humour and allowing the audience to get more involved. The theme also shows how they express their feelings of love, hatred or authority through silence....   [tags: shakespeare, silence, don john]

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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

- The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris The novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is said to fall under the genre of psychological horror. The stories that fall under the genre of horror include a few essential elements: a villain or one seen as evil to create an initial story line. The foil is the next element; a foil is a person who tries to stop the villain from going through with the evil plan or plot. These two elements naturally lead to conflict between the two persons or groups and then from this conflict -- suspense, the last element is added....   [tags: Thomas Harris Silence Lambs Essays]

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Silence : Silence And Silence

- Silence Silence. All I hear is the creaking of floorboards and the drips of the faucets. I sit in silence under a dim light. The book I am reading is good but it is not holding my attention. I am too focused on what is not going on around me. I miss the noise of normal. I wait for the others to return. Their return will bring me back to life out of silence. Silence. I hear the wind whipping around like vines outside. There is no sound inside except the creaking floorboards and the dripping faucets....   [tags: English-language films, Sound, Debut albums]

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Shusaku Endo's Silence

- Shusaku Endo's Silence The novel Silence has provoked much discussion on Loyola's campus this semester. As a predominantly Christian community, we find that the themes and dilemmas central to its plot land much closer to home for us than they would for many other schools: to non-Christians, the question of whether to deny (the Christian) God--for any reason--may not necessarily be such a personal one. Jesus' commandments to love God above all and one's neighbor as oneself do not find a parallel in all religions or cultures, nor does the seriousness with which Christians--specifically Catholics, and more specifically, Jesuits--have traditionally treated it....   [tags: Silence Christianity Religion Essays]

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The Wrilgey Field Confines

- Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois and has served the Chicago Cubs since 1916. In 1914, it was built for the Chicago Whales. Opening on April 23, the first Cubs game was played on April 20, 1916. The first night game was scheduled for August, 1988 but did not get played until the next day due to rain. Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot” happened there along with Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin.” It takes many workers to run the park and to keep it going. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, took much construction to build the lights and to design the stadium but held numerous important events....   [tags: Wrilgey Field, Chicago, ]

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History and Renovation of Soldier Field

- Soldier Field is an attraction for thousands throughout the state of Illinois. Soldier Field was first built in 1924 as a multipurpose sport arena dedicated to war veterans. At the time it was known as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. Municipal Grant Park Stadium was home to many events before the Chicago Bears came to play in 1971. A controversial renovation was proposed in 1986. The cost would be over 660 million dollars. If renovated, Soldier Field would be stripped of its National Landmark Status....   [tags: Soldier Field, Chicago, Bears, historic,]

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The Silences in Mansfield Park

- The silences in Mansfield Park are there to tell us something about a character or a scene. Some of Fanny’s silences are there to reveal something about the other characters; sometimes her silences are there for the sake of her character. Fanny began growing up with her large, rambunctious family in a cramped house; then she finishes growing up with the Bertrams. She gets the chance to live in a large country house that is filled with unknowns. These unknowns challenge Fanny because she is naturally shy....   [tags: Jane Austen, silence, role, family]

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Analysis of Field Placement Experience and Philosophy

- Analysis of Field Placement Experience and Philosophy Part I: Pertinent Contextual Information Part II: Teacher’s Perspective and Approach to the Social Curriculum and Social Studies Part III: Reflection on My Field Placement Experience Part I: Pertinent Contextual Information: The small town of L is located in central New York. In 2010, the population of L was 4,952 people. This town is considered suburban and rural. It is suburban because it is located about 15 miles from a major city. It is rural because majority of L town is composed of farm land....   [tags: Reflection on Field Placement Experience]

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The Silences in Mansfield Park

- The silences in Mansfield Park reveal the nature of each character. Fanny’s silences reveal her inner self, the core of morals. They reveal that while Fanny looks like a timid, frail being but inside she possess a set of principle that are unyielding to any outside force. Through her silence, Fanny becomes the selfless conscience of Mansfield Park. Fanny is strong-willed in her steady continual silence. She is sole unmoving thing in a fluid, ever moving time. Fanny grew up in a large, ever-growing household, where quiet was so hard to come by....   [tags: Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, silence]

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Field International Case Study

- Field International is a large production company that operates for fifteen years. This company has three divisions: Field Production, Field Music, and the new venture, Field Advertising. The president and chairman of the board, Lawrence Field, has operated this business in a pooled interdependence fashion. Each division is directed independently by a vice president, and evaluated in the same independent basis. Recently, two major clients complained directly to Field about some production delays of the Advertising Division....   [tags: Field International, Case Studies, business, ]

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The Nursing Health Field

- Like most colleges, nursing had a problem with allowing African Americans to go through the same education as a white student. There were all black programs that only allowed African Americans to participate in it. Only until the mid-twentieth century was segregation of nursing programs to be abolished. When World War I started there was a great need for special skilled nurses. (American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel pg. American Nursing: An Introduction to the Past) About 23,000 nurses served in the military for the war....   [tags: montana, career field, skilled nurses]

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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger

- Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,]

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Ethics and Its Complications in the Nursing Field

- Through centuries nurses were given the title “Caregivers”. Unlike some doctors, nurses actually care for their patients, not necessarily saying doctors do not; they both just have a different way of caring. Yes, doctors cure illnesses, but nurses are just as important because they help with the healing process. Most nurses can have the same exact education or knowledge as a medical physician but the only thing individuals see is a name tag with either the acronym CNA, LPN, R.N. and PH.D. Of course PH.D will get all the credit, seeing as how nurses do not exactly diagnose patients....   [tags: caregivers, doctors, nurses, medical field]

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Silence And Insanity - Silence Insanity

- Silence Insanity He wondered if he had gone mad. He covered his ears with both of his hands, but he could still hear the garbled voices that were echoing around the room. He sat for a moment behind his desk and slowed his breathing, telling himself that he was simply tired. A sudden knock at the door caused his heart to skip a beat and with trembling hands he opened it. "Boo!" His receptionist teased and then watched in dismay as he nearly jumped out of his skin. "Is everything alright Doctor Andersen....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Storytelling, A Story]

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Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History

- Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History [1] Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. When people hear the word "America," they think of apple pie, meat and potatoes, July 4th, and inevitably the everlasting love of this country, baseball. The credit is given to a man named Alexander J. Cartwright, who drew up a set of rules for a game played with a bat, a round ball, and a glove. Along with the rules came a sketching of a diamond-shaped field on which the game was to be played. The rules that Cartwright wrote up in 1845 may have very well changed somewhat, but the game of baseball has remained remarkably constant throughout history into today....   [tags: Field of Dreams Essays]

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The Note On The Silence

- ... It may also have been an attempt to motivate and win buy-in from the managers and assuming that the business rationale for the offshore venture was probably shared in greater detail. Assuming the shoes of the MD, first, a senior executive change champion team should be formed comprising of all the relevant strategic heads of department to present a unified strategic front when news of the offshoring decision was released. This would effectively create wider and more specialized points of reference for managers to seek out more in-depth information on the change and how it would impact their respective areas at a more individual level....   [tags: Management, Change management, Leadership]

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Silence in "The Chosen"

- Chaim Potok uses many different types of silence in The Chosen. He utilizes many of them to facilitate illustrating the characters’ beliefs and emotions. The silence helps to buoy the imagery and strength of the emotions and assists in adding depth to the moment. Each silence also helps to clarify the messages that pass through the story, making them sharper and additionally refined. Chaim Potok’s use of silence helps to exemplify the utter sorrow and angst of the Anti-Zionist Hasidic League (led by Reb Saunders) when the bloody fighting is occurring in Palestine....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Power of Silence

- Within the two short stories this paper shall focus, the use of silence allows for a deeper understanding of the main characters and the dynamic of their relationships. By keeping secrets locked inside themselves, the characters within these stories suffer. Within Joy Kogawa's short story that is called “Obasan”, the secrets the family keeps about their past internment in Japanese-Canadian camps is the cause for estranged relationships and, to a certain extent, death. The silence that this family embraces to protect themselves in actually only hurts them on a personal, physical and emotional level, particularly for Obasan herself....   [tags: Literature]

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Eliminating Abbreviations Errors in the Medical Field

- • How can eliminating abbreviations reduce errors. The use of abbreviations shortens length of many words thus really help healthcare professionals in saving time spent in writing notes. Abbreviations however do not always provide positive contributions due to misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations leading to commitment of errors in the practice. Similarities in abbreviations for instance could root to a grave mistake. For instance the q.d. which an inscriber would like to indicate as every day could be erroneously interpreted as q.i.d....   [tags: Medical Field]

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The Pain of Silence

- “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.” - Thomas Carlyle best stated when he saw that within society no one wants to judged or be seen different, so silence was the best cure for them; in bottling up their real thoughts and emotions provided them with safety. In Audre Lord "The Transformation of silence into Language and Action," Lord saw her life as a secluded darkness that she continued to endure just to escape the risks of being judged, misunderstood or even killed for speaking the truth....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Silence of the Lambs

- " Silence of the Lambs " is a classic of the genre which is a thriller. A cult film which signed up in history of cinema. A masterpiece performed by Anthony Hopkins. The film is based on the book by Thomas Harris of the same name (Harris, 1988) . Although it was filmed in 1991, it remains one of the best psychological thrillers ever made. Jonathan Demme's film goes beyond the classical framework of the genre, playing with intellect viewer with associations . The movie surprises, though, even the predictability becomes a attractive - predictable places, characters, and events....   [tags: thriller genre, film analysis]

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Silence of the Lambs

- In the movie “Silence of the Lambs”, the secondary antagonist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, was interrogated by FBI trainee Clarice Starling on the whereabouts of the main antagonist nicknamed Buffalo Bill. Starling asked Lecter for his help on solving the case because he is a brilliant psychiatrist and psychopath, currently incarcerated at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Buffalo Bill was kidnapping young women and skinning them in order to make a “woman suit” for him to wear, being a deranged transvestite....   [tags: film analysis, fbi, buffalo bill]

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Silence At A Funeral.

- Silence at a Funeral It was July 20, 1969 and we were sharing a pallet made in the floor of our small trailer watching Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. I had a stomach virus and my Mom, Dad, and I lay together in the small quarters of our living room watching one of the most significant events in human history. Why this memory resonates in my mind remains elusive to me. Maybe, it was the closeness of being with my family and sharing such a momentous event with them. At the age of six, I am not sure how much I grasped at the moment, but I know it sticks in my mind and I can recall this early morning in July of 1969 as if I had a Polaroid emblazoned on my brain....   [tags: Girl, Female, Boy, Woman]

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Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams

- Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind. Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary town....   [tags: Film Movies Field Dreams Essays]

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The Force Field Analysis

- The Force Field Analysis Problem solving can be a tricky and complicated process. Often times the initial step of identifying the problem and coming up with possible solutions is the hardest part. Businesses, schools, and any team settings around the world use many established problem solving tools and techniques. These range from brainstorming, mind mapping, imagining, and many others. Groups use these techniques to add some order to a potential chaotic experience. One popular tool is known as Force Field Analysis....   [tags: Force Field Analysis Problem Solving Essays]

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Spiral of Silence

- Public communication is very important when in a discussion with coworkers and such. The one weakness that some people run into is silence. The spiral of silence theory by Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann explains why certain people fall under the pressure and seclude to silence. Silence may not always be a bad thing, but according to a study by Lucy J. MacGregor, the fact is that silence during a speech or conversation is absolutely bad. With this, silence while talking to a large group negatively affects the listeners in a way in which some words in the speech will not be remembered....   [tags: Communication ]

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Bullied Into Silence

- Harvey Fierstein, noted journalist, encourages us to “never be bullied into silence. Never allow ourselves to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition for your life. Define yourself”. In the novel “The Story of Zahra” written by Hanan al-Shaykh, Zahra was bullied into silence because she allowed herself to be made a victim by accepting others definition for her life; she did not define herself. Conversely, in the play Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes, the protagonist, who went against all odds, was anything but a victim by taking the leading role in a protest against the men; she took a stand for what she believed in....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Silence : The Silence Of The Tragedy Of Oedipus, King Of Thebes

- ... Throughout the play, the answer Oedipus seeks lies within his parentage. It is this truth which evaded him in loud silence that would have changed the course of the play. Tiresias, who knows all truth, by default knows who his real parents are. The same parents the prophecy speaks of- “Who are your father and mother. Can you tell me?” Tiresias hints upon raging persistence from Oedipus- Tiresias did not want to disclose their identity to Oedipus. In fact, he begged not to reveal this truth. But why did Tiresias refuse to tell Oedipus the truth....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta]

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The Field

- In my imagination, the field is always sere and brown and dusty (although I know at some point in my childhood it must have been green). Yes, there is always green Johnson grass and other green weeds. There are green stickers (always clogging the laces of my sneakers). But the landscape is more like an African savannah than anything else. In the summer, much of the verdant growth of April, May and early June would crisp into brown and yellow husks. Only the trees retained their green leaves, just as one would see on the African plains....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Awakening The Society From the Silence

- Awakening the society from the silence There are a number of ways to create silence and noise today is the most common way to create silence. The sound of silence connotes a meaning of our inability to communicate with one another in the midst of our own voice in which it builds barriers that separate people from others. The key for better relationship in people, community, society and the world is to challenge and fight for decentralization of power that ultimately leads to silence of the public....   [tags: Creating a Song, Sounds, Music, Lyrics]

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Analysis Of ' Solitude And Silence '

- Solitude and Silence According to Dallas Willard two of the most important spiritual disciplines are solitude and silence. They are both disciplines of abstinence. They both make space in one so that God can work deeply within one and through us in relationships with others (Gaultiere, 2005). Silence described by Peter Scazzero is, “practice of quieting every inner and outer voice to attend to God. In silence, we quiet our thoughts, desires, and worries and focus on God’s voice.” (About Silence, 2014)....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Fasting, Jesus]

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Studying Of Silence And Studying With Music

- Studying in silence as appose to studying in music Tellis Frank California State University, Long Beach Lab Monday 9:00AM & Class MW 8:00AM Abstract The aim of this experiment is to see if you are better able to retain information studying in silence or studying with music. The participants will all be listening to jazz at a constant medium level for the entire time there aloud to study. The hypothesis is that participants will be better able to retain information when studying while listening to music, rather than studying in compete silence....   [tags: Memory, Mnemonic, Media multitasking, Multitasking]

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Silence Throughout "Under the Net"

- According to Wittgenstein, “Only in silence can one remain in truth.” Constant events and running around hinder an individual from finding the truth or the individual is somehow ignoring the facts that surround them. This idea can be related to Jake Donaghue in Iris Murdoch’s first published novel. Jake, a character who wanders with no aspirations to the homes of friends looking for the easy way, in time comes to realize what life is about. He struggles with the idea of silence and truth merging together hand in hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Sounds of Silence by Gordon Hampton

- In our busy lives we often forget to stop and listen to the wonderful sounds our ancestors heard everyday. Our lives are now filled with the constant hum of a car going by or the constant drum of airplanes overhead among other noises. In the video package “Sounds of Silence” Gordon Hampton encourages people to experience nature and all of its magnificent sounds. Hampton shows though, that even where he wishes his square inch of silence is, he can’t escape the sounds of an industrialized nation. The package begins with quick detailed shots showing scenes of a city....   [tags: video package]

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The Sound of Silence Discussion

- Dictionary.com defines silence, as being an absence of a sound or noise, but for John Cage this could not be farther from the truth. Most people would agree with the dictionary definition that no noise is silence but Cage believed that silence is sound. Cage was not only a great composer but is known for his odd perspective and philosophy on silence and sound. His unique outlook differs from many composers, he believed to let “sounds be themselves” and to not manipulate them (“John Cage- Music, Sound and Silence)....   [tags: music, john cage, dadaism]

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Brooklyn and the short story Silence

- In the novel Brooklyn and the short story Silence, both of the lead female characters live their lives in silence. Although, they have very strong feelings towards the things they experience, they do not outright express them to anyone. Neither one of them really lets anyone in to know how they are feeling; they hold in their emotions. Eilis from the novel Brooklyn is being sent to America for work by her mother and sister. She is opposed and she wished her sister would take her place. Instead of voicing her feelings to her family she keeps quite and goes along with what they have planned for her....   [tags: female, feminism, women rights]

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The Call Of Silence By William Deresiewicz

- ... While hanging out with friends, we spend most of time on our phones. I remember, once I lost my phone and I was feeling completely discombobulated. I felt lost and wondered what was going on in world and was feeling left out. Not only solitude but also technology has resulted in loss of face-to-face conversations. Most people think that technology has enhanced our social skills but it is not true, it has actually abated our social skills. We can say that it has led to awkwardness when we talk to each other face to face, so we just prefer talking through texts or emails....   [tags: Social network service, MySpace, Facebook]

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Speech On The Practice Of Silence

- The practice of silence is one I find to illicit a state of present moment awareness. The simple act of purposefully abstaining from verbal speech resulted in a heightened awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations in the moment. It also increased my ability to listen to others in a way that supports them. Over the course of two weeks, I chose to practice silence along with the practice of suspension during my listening of others. I was surprised by the process and results of these combined practices....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Slow, The Practice]

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The Field Of Nursing Is A Wonderful Field

- ... You have many options as to where you would like to work”. She also said “being a nurse was a great experience. It is challenging, but it would all be worth it when you’re working with your patients and see positive results”. While I was shadowing in the NICU, I learned many things. First, you have lots of help. Once a baby’s monitor starts beeping due to the fact that their oxygen is going down everyone will make sure the baby is okay. Secondly, there are three stages to the NICU, the babies who are in critical condition, the ones who have minor problems, and the stable babies....   [tags: Nursing, Academic degree]

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Frankenstein: Victor, Suffering in Silence

- Throughout the book of Frankenstein, the creator of the being Frankenstein, Victor, is experienced as a suffering being. He recalls from the very beginning a time during his childhood where he was happy and surrounded by love, a time when his mother lived. Victor’s downfall or the beginning of his disgrace, initiates with the death of his mother. Victor leaves his family to start a new stage in his life, he leaves on quest for answers a true quest for knowledge. Personal motivation will lead Victor to take on the challenge of overcoming death, or to be more specific, give life to a dead body....   [tags: character analysis]

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Neumann's Spiral of Silence Theory

- It is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, and one that for some cultures could result in very harsh consequences. Stating an opinion that does not relate to the majority’s opinion can be a very frightening experience, yet at the same time be a very refreshing, calming experience. The Spiral of Silence theory, created by Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, explains why people fear to express their opinions when their opinion does not match that of the majority’s. Her research and discoveries will be discussed as well as those that did not feel that her theory was adequate to explain such phenomena as the Spiral of Silence Theory consists of....   [tags: Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, public opinion]

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Wall Of Silence Journal Assignment

- ... What about you, your friends, and family. In my experience, I do not believe that a lot of patients and consumers investigate their provider or facilities before making a selection. Even though, I did not investigate my doctor. I did not know about it until I read the book Wall of Silence. The same way my family and friends also do not know about it. What usually happens most of the time is that one doctor puts a consult for another doctor for the specific specialty treatment and patients just assume that the consultant doctor must be good because your primary doctor referred it to you....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare]

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Society 's Silence On Sex

- ... With deception there is no possibility of having morally permissible sex since there is no way to have voluntary informed consent. Mappes argues, “Consent must be voluntary; coercion undermines individual autonomy. Consent must be informed; lying or withholding relevant information undercuts rational decision making and thereby undermines individual autonomy” (Mappes 273). In this excerpt, Mappes is explicitly saying that consent is violated if coercion or deception have anything to do with the consent....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Sounds of Silence: Gordon Hempton

- ... He is talking about a topic, but while he is in action and not just sitting in a chair in some room. He is doing what he is talking about. The reporter also adds voiceover throughout the story as well to unite and continue the flow of the video. Through the use of different shots, varied angles, and subjects, the videographer was able to create continuity and compress hours of footage into a continuous flowing five-minute clip. One visual element used to compress time and action in the video was a kind of sequence, “A compressed action”....   [tags: musical artists]

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Personal Experience: Suffering in Silence

- ... My dreams are my only escape. If I could, I’d love to, oh-so-neatly, slip into the shoes of one of my friends who smilingly surround me. What does it feel like to be loved for real or to laugh your way though the day. I must have done something awfully wrong to deserve this punishment. Am I unworthy of the happy times that others get to be a part of so effortlessly. As I reach the closet I stare at my reflection in the mirror putting one hand on my waist, while running the other through my long pile of misspent hair and each strand seems to go its own way, determined to defy me, what I see in my reflection disturbs me: I don’t see that young girl with potential who my parents say I am; r...   [tags: sleep, depression, mom]

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Silence by Shusako Endo

- In the late 16th and early 17th century, Jesuit missionaries went to Japan in order to spread their Christian faith. In the beginning these missions went well, with nearly 300k converting to Christianity. However, over time their presence was frowned upon, as they were seen as outsiders interested in changing Japan’s culture. As a result, Christian missionaries began to sneak back into Japan. This led to the systematic elimination of many Japanese Christians, and Jesuit missionaries. In the novel Silence, Shusaku Endo illustrates the discrimination, and suffering many Christians endured in Japan during this period....   [tags: Japanese persecution of Christians]

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Silence by Shusaku Endo

- The United States imposes speed limits, seat belt, and drunk driving laws. The Soviet Union banned all political parties except the communist party until the 1990’s, and France has banned Ketchup from schools, as it is not considered ‘French’. These are all ways for a country to protect their citizens, and to preserve their culture. However, should countries be allowed to ban a religion. In France, during the French Revolution, all things Catholic were systematically eliminated. In 17th century Japan, Christians were discriminated against, martyred and eventually banned from the country....   [tags: summary, historical fiction novel]

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Silence in a Classroom

- Silence in a Classroom How can silence be put to use in a feminist classroom. What are the positive ways to cultivate silence, ways which empower, rather than shut down. Audre Lorde has been widely quoted on the negative impacts of silence on women. She uses the term "silence" as an active verb; those with power have historically silenced others.But I am interested in the other implications for silence, namely, using silence as a tool:for discovery, creation, and real critical thinking.Our culture is afraid of silence.We bombard ourselves with cell phones, television and radio....   [tags: Learning Teach Teachers Papers]

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The Virtue Of Silence

- THE VIRTUE OF SILENCE Of all the virtues that most men and women disregard, it is silence. People go about in their everyday lives not even noticing the beauty of one's "inner silence." Try an experiment: Close your eyes. Tune out the sounds from everything that's surrounding you, and focus on what is going on inside you. Take a deep breath and just listen. How many inner voices did you hear. Most people do not even realize the amount of noise that is carried around in the human body....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Right of Silence

- The accused is not compellable as a witness in his own defence but a decision not to testify is usually regarded as tactically astute. In certain situations, s35 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 permits the jury to draw “such interference as appear proper” from the accused’s failure to give evidence or his refusal to answer to a particular question put to him. Despite the fundamental nature of the rights involved in silence, very great public dissatisfaction arose at the ease with which many defendants appeared able to evade justice by resorting to silence in the knowledge that this could do their case no harm and might well allow their very silence as...   [tags: Papers]

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The Theory Of Inheritance Within The Field Of Genetics

- ... The carriers would have to be both parents. They carry the gene, but because it is recessive, they themselves do not have the disorder. There is a 25 percent chance that a child born to 2 carriers will inherit the abnormal genes and develop the disease. Types of Autosomal Recessive Disorders are Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease, and Fanconi Anemia. X-Linked Dominant Inheritance is when the dominant gene is carried on the X chromosome. It is a less common pattern of inheritance than X-linked Recessive....   [tags: Genetics, Genetic disorder, Gene, Gregor Mendel]

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The Other Side of Silence, by Urvashi Butalia

- Urvashi Butalia in her book, The Other Side of Silence, attempts to analyze the partition in Indian society, through an oral history of Indian experiences. The collection of traumatic events from those people who lived through the partition gives insight on how history has enveloped these silences decades later. Furthermore, the movie 1947 Earth reveals the bitterness of partition and its effect of violence on certain characters. The most intriguing character which elucidates the silence of the partition is the child, Lenny....   [tags: Partition of India and its Effects]

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Speaking Through Silence

- Introduction Keith H. Basso’s research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in western United State assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up On Words]

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Speaking Through Silence

- Introduction Keith H. Basso’s ethnographic research titled, To Give up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture is an investigation of situations when members of a certain Apache community in the western United States assume the state of silence as a form of social interaction. In this paper, I will first note details of the society under consideration and Basso’s interests in regards to the questions he is trying to answer. I will introduce some anthropological concepts that are suitable to the discussion, followed by Basso’s observations regarding silence in the Apache community, including his methods, arguments, and conclusion....   [tags: Keith H. Basso, To Give Up on Words]

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Rebellious Silence, a Photography, by Shirin Neshat

- ... Years after, political reforms started to follow such as the White Revolution in 1963 (Sullivan 225). The white revolution resulted in an act was approved that permitted Iranian women to contribute in the political life. Moreover, in the years between the White Revolution and the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many women were elected to the parliament (Cleveland 10). Shortly after this reforms, a new modernizing ideologies formed by Ali Shariati. Shariati texts shared an anti-imperialist form of Marxism with Shiite notions in a revolutionary method and greatly impacting the younger generation to establish a change of the regime....   [tags: iranian women, modernization]

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The Field Of A Tribe

- ... It might be hard at times, but it is possible. Tribes provides the reader with a new perspective on what it takes to lead and who in fact one will be leading. However, the most important guidance it delivers to the readers is the answer as to why one should become a leader. Tribes Application to Nursing Tribes has content all throughout that can be applied in the nursing field. To me, nursing is a tribe in itself because it includes a group of people connected to one another, a leader, and an idea (Godin, 2008)....   [tags: Nursing, Leadership, Florence Nightingale]

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Prisoners of Silence

- Belief perseverance is defined by Meyers as "Persistence of one's initial conceptions, as when the basis for one's belief is discredited but an explanation of why the belief might be true survives." This phenomenon is readily observable and at many times throughout the film Prisoners of Silence. It can be observed in the man who discovered facilitated language, parents of autistic children, teachers, facilitators and even in the view of the film. The video begins by introducing a revolutionary new possibility in the understanding of what autism is and how to approach those persons afflicted....   [tags: Social Psychology]

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Beauty and the Power of Words in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

- Hedda Gabler as a character speaks against the patriarchy of 19th century Europe through her desire for beauty, her power of over words, and her silence. During the first matinee performances in London in the early 1890’s, one of the women who watched the performance exclaimed, “Hedda is all of us” (Moi 436). In a society constructed by men, Hedda Gabler take the lead role in the story named after her. Henrik Isben gave Hedda’s character a sense of power in entitling the work after her. It forces the reader to recognize Hedda as a person of her own rather than as the general’s daughter or Tresman’s wife....   [tags: silence, patrichy, ]

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The Field of Ergonomics

- Background The field of ergonomics stresses the idea of designing the perfect product for people so that whenever the people interact with the product, they are having a beneficial experience and their health and safety is protected by the shape and design of the product. Not only is ergonomics focused on protecting the body, it is also focused on protecting the cognitive abilities (the mind). Therefore, companies should all have ergonomic or human factor departments within their organizations so that the products that they manufacture can have a design that is safe for both the body and mind....   [tags: Design, Perfect Product, Health, Safety]

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The Field of Medicine

- Introduction One among the fields that have profited from the rapid technological progress in the previous centuries is the field of medicine. Conditions and Diseases that scientists had trouble in understanding and curing are now cured successfully and with virtual ease. More people as well as the incurably-ill now survive longer than before. Development in the global population has been distinguished in the 20th century. The old and young population has increased pressure on medical care resources internationally with the intention that no nation is currently capable to compete with the demand for medical -care and its supply....   [tags: Medical Care, Treatment]

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Two in the Field

- Introduction Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Much controversy revolves around the words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 24:40. Those who believe the verse points to the pre-tribulation rapture say that this is the precise moment when the church is removed from the earth, and the final tribulation begins, leaving those who were left behind one more chance to accept Jesus as their Lord and savior. Others believe this passage describes an event that happens after the tribulation at the second coming of Christ, and is showing that the one who accepted Jesus will be taken to heaven, and the one who rejected Him will be left behind to be destroy...   [tags: Scripture Analysis]

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Night, by Eliezer Wiesel

- Eliezer Wiesel is a 14-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Sighet, Transylvania. Elie has one younger sister Tzipora, 2 older sisters Hilda and Bèa, and is the only son. His father is a prominent leader of the Jewish community. Ellie wants to study Jewish mysticism, but his father tells him he is too young. So he befriends Moche the beadle, a handyman, so he can be taught mysticism. Moche teaches him to ask God the right questions even though he will never receive the right answer. in 1944 Germans came to power an occupied Hungary, and soon controlled Sighet....   [tags: nocturnal silence]

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Silence as Power in The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary

- Silence symbolizes power. Silence showcases the ability of restraint and often times angers those who participate in the other end of an argument and do not have the ability to restrain themselves from bursting. Similarly, In The House of the Spirits and Madame Bovary, Isabel Allende and Gustave Flaubert emphasize the symbol of silence in order to emphasize the lack of power from which Esteban and Charles suffer within their families, within society, and within their marriages. Allende distances Esteban from his family by wedging silence between them as a barrier....   [tags: Literary analysis, Allende, Flaubert]

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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen

- Silence in The Chosen In the book The Chosen the four main characters have different views on how children should be raised. Danny Saunders was said to be raised in silence. Danny was raised in silence in that communication was cut off between Danny and his father, except when they were studying Talmud. The reason Danny’s father did not speak to his son is because Rabbi Saunders wanted to have Danny think things through himself. Reb Saunders also wanted Danny to grow up in the same manner he himself was raised....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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Silence and the Notion of the Commons

- The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Ii - Silence Is The Plot

- In this play of challenge and debate, could it be possibly suggested that King Richard had a part to play in the murder of his uncle the Duke of Gloucester. Could the reader possibly pick up this assumption having known nothing about the play. These are all factors that one must find by reading in between the lines, noticing and understanding the silence that is exchanged. For the silence is just as important as the speech.Why is it assumed that King Richard II has anything to do with the murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued

- Their Eyes Were Watching God: Silence is Something to Be Valued Silence: the absence of any sound or noise. The act of being silent or quiet is something that happens everyday, and as a result, often possesses no significance. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston addresses that silence can have a purpose through the main character Janie. Janie, a woman struggling to find and express herself, is often silenced along her journey towards self-revelation. Silence is often an obstacle of hers, yet at the same time it allows time to take in the situation and analyze....   [tags: Literature]

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Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs

- Evaluation of The Silence Of The Lambs The film which I am evaluating is called "The Silence of the Lambs" and is based on Thomas Harris' novel and is directed by Jonathan Demme. The film was shot in Pittsburgh and is set in West Virginia. In the making of this film careful research was carried out in bringing each character to life especially Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb. This included the actors being at crime scenes and viewing files about previous serial killers in order to fit into their characters properly....   [tags: Papers]

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Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence

- The theme that will be explored in this essay will be the dominant culture, prevailing cultural attitudes, and the mental environment/state. The two short stories that will be discussed in this essay are Marianne Villanueva's Siko and Silence. In both short stories the leading characters show signs of breaking down because of physical, but also their mental stress. Marian Villanueva's Short stories Siko, and Silance can relate in many ways. For instance the main characters of both stories seem to face relatively similar struggle, but in different context....   [tags: Compare Contrast Short Story]

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The Medical Field

- There are many different careers in the world. One of the largest career fields is in medicine. The medical field consists of many different jobs, some of which are physical therapists, surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, and anesthesiologists. All of these jobs help people when they are sick, injured, or recovering. Being a surgeon is one of the tougher jobs in medicine. Becoming a surgeon is a long journey filled with many hours of hard work, but if one finds saving people’s lives rewarding, then it is the perfect occupation....   [tags: neurosurgery, physical therapists, surgeons]

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The Morality of Giving Up in Silence

- It is perhaps one of the less widely recognized truths of our time that a person's failure to act can be every bit as morally reprehensible as his/her overt actions. Though apathy is viewed, in a general sense, as a vice, it is frequently not apparent to people how the things they don't do can have as much of an impact on the world around them as those they do. The Catholic Church uses the term "sins of omission" to describe the wrong we commit when we fall short of our responsibilities, but to the majority of our society, the possibility of sinning in such a manner just doesn't seem real....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Silence

- Silence In Maxine Hong Kingston’s autobiographical piece “Silence”, she describes her inability to speak English when she was in grade school. Kindergarten was the birthplace of her silence because she was a Chinese girl attending an American school. She was very embarrassed of her inability, and when moments came up where she had to speak, “self-disgust” filled her day because of that squeaky voice she possessed (422). Kingston notes that she never talked to anyone at school for her first year of silence, except for one or two other Chinese kids in her class....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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