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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Summary, Plot, Analysis]

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The World War II: Air War

- World War II was one of the deadliest military conflicts in history. There were many different battles that took place within this war; some more important than others. World War II began once Germany’s new dictator, Adolf Hitler, decided that he wanted to gain power for Germany and for himself. One of Hitler’s first moves in power was invading Poland on September 1, 1939. Many other countries became involved in this war because of the alliance system. The two sides during this war were the Allies and Axis powers....   [tags: hitler, german, airplanes]

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Reflecting on St. Augustine at ACS

- ... Ambrose provided Augstine the tools for his conversion to Christianity. “The Odyssey,” “The Aenid,” and “The Inferno” explore literature and poetry by examining the heroes epic journeys. Odysseus, Aeneas, and Dante use adventures set upon by a greater force to achieve their own respective goals – whether it is to figure out how to get home or how to start a home or just who you are. These characters use their heroic personalities to overcome struggles to achieve their respective goals. These stories correspond with “The Confessions” because the book is full of questions that are confusing to understand....   [tags: personal journey]

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Clash on Investiture: King Henry IV

- From the beginning of the Christian church, there have been multiple clashes over what powers go to the state and what powers go to the church. One of the most prominent disputes was in the late eleventh century over which side would be able to appoint bishops and other churchmen, otherwise know as investiture. The church and Pope Gregory VII believed they had the right to solely pick churchmen because they believed the church and pope were all-powerful. Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, however wanted this power to protect the state....   [tags: Christian church and state]

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The Reasons Behind The Nazi War

- Most often, hunting is defined as a sport; occasionally hunting will become a necessity for survival. However, there are those who hunt for a different prize, a Nazi. While numerous Nazis were prosecuted in Nuremberg, some managed to escape to sympathetic countries. Nearly seventy years after World War II has ended there are still those who wish to bring escaped Nazi’s to justice. Although some would wish to continue the search, the remaining Nazi’s living in secrecy should not be hunted down and prosecuted because it benefits no one and is best left alone....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, Adolf Hitler]

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Should Marijuana Be Illegal Or Not?

- • Do not set up a workshop until students have been assigned. As you can see the numbers are low for this sanction. • Have students begin their counseling sessions at the Winther Counseling Lab right away. • Be up front with the students that this is not a session on whether marijuana should be illegal or not but rather what are the effects of marijuana. I found that this upfront attitude kept students from taking the course to that place. AODA Coalition I served on the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Coalition, which is chaired by Amanda Krentz, the AODA Educator at University Health and Counseling Services....   [tags: Education, Student, Students' union]

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The War Of The Cold War

- A common desire among those who study history is to determine who is to blame for the occurrence of significant events; but can it be done. Since the late 1940’s, historians have been engaged in a running debate over who caused one of the longest and most complex conflicts in US history, the Cold War. The tension between the communist Soviet Union and capitalist United States originated in 1917 with the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, when the communists expressed their hatred of western capitalism and desire to “communize” the rest of the world (Gardner, 403)....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Cold War, Russia]

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Off To See The Wizard

- The air was frigid and I couldn't move. Where am I. I couldn't see anything and it felt like my body was going to explode, something was strangling me to death. I attempted to reach my wand, but my hands were frozen in fear. This has never happened before. This place feels as if it's filled with the darkest magic. Is... this my final resting place. The unknown force continued to strangle me. My whole body was shaking. The strangling suddenly loosened, but my fear did not cease. A door opened and was slammed shut....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The first battle of Fredericksburg

- “My God, General Reynolds, did they think my division could whip Lee's whole army?”—Major General George G. Meade to Major General John F. Reynolds, on the afternoon of December 13 "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it.”—President Abraham Lincoln upon hearing of Burnside’s defeat at Fredericksburg The first battle of Fredericksburg marked a new low point in the civil war for the Union. With over 200,000 soldiers on the field, it was the largest battle in the war. Notwithstanding his overwhelming superiority in numbers, Major General Ambrose E....   [tags: Civil War]

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The Trouble of Alzheimer's Disease

- Growing old is a cause for concern in the minds of many. Frequently people find themselves worrying daily over the lack of time that is left in their lives. This is natural. Once a person reaches this time period they find changes in themselves, both physical and mental. Physical symptoms of old age are wrinkles, hair color change, loss of finer athletic abilities, and possibly things such as Arthritis, eye sight loss, or hearing loss. Mental signs of old age are often associated with slower thinking, forgetfulness, and senility....   [tags: Research, Causes, Patient Increase]

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Oral Surgery Improved Oral Health

- Over the years, oral surgery has helped improve oral health throughout the communities in the world. It is important to know how oral surgery became what it is today. When you think of oral surgery the first things that pop in your head is pain, anesthesia, hospital settings and the recovery, but as you know more about it, it is not really that bad as you may think. For example a simple wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure of oral surgery. It mostly treats problems with your jaw or any damage to your mouth....   [tags: tooth, extracted, headaches]

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The Human Origins And Evolution

- Ancestors. The Human Origins and Evolution. Prehistory in a logical and natural way, would begin with the appearance of the “Homo” and follows its evolution over millions of years until the creation of the state which is defined as an instrument of social organization. To understand the emergence and evolution of the human throughout prehistory, we should take a closer look at our ancestors, or better said to the presumed ancestors, while the reconstruction of their early emergence and evolution is full of mysteries and has still many unknown elements that are waiting to be discovered....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Neanderthal, Africa]

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The Political Parties Of Canada

- In this following essay I will be talking about the political parties in Canada. What will be included is their history, their current leaders, and the current platforms they pursue. There are about twenty political parties that run in the Canadian elections every 4 years. The ones that I will be talking about are Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, and New Democratic Party. I will be explaining who their current leader is, the history of each of the parties, and each of their platforms....   [tags: Canada, Pierre Trudeau, John A. Macdonald]

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Materialism Is The Society Better

- Materialism makes the society better, increases the economics, and provides lots of benefits for human. According to the prompt “In Defense of Materialism During This Busy Holiday Season” by Jay Ambrose, it shows that materialism makes the agriculture, trade, and technology better. Which means that money is the most important thing than any other kinds of materials, if we have money, we are able to eat better, dress better, and even able to live longer. However, materialism only can satisfy your material life and needs, it makes you seems like you are a happy person, but in fact, you do not feel satisfied by those....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Socrates, Ethics]

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Jefferson Becomes a Man

- Injustice. Blacks were not treated fairly. Jefferson achieves his goal of becoming a man at the conclusion of the story. He achieves this goal by speaking out, opening up to others, and accepting his death. At the beginning Jefferson didn't feel that he was a man, because he has been called a hog multiple times to try to prove to the jurors that he wasn't in the right state of mind when the shooting took place. As a result he became psychologically in tune with the discriminatory label he was given during his trial ....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Comrades of Easy Company

- Comrades of Easy Company Easy Company from its inception in July of 1942 to its disbandment at the end of World War II was an elite paratrooper force made up of “voluntary citizen soldiers” meaning they were in Easy Company of their own accord and for the most part where all previously not in any form of military. (Ambrose p. 16-17) "Easy company included three rifle platoons and a headquarters section. Each platoon contained three twelve-man rifle squads and a six-man mortar team squad.” Easy also had one machine gun attached to each of its rifle squads, and a 60mm mortar in each mortar team....   [tags: Military History ]

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Exegesis Paper: Matthew 26:36-46

- Introduction One of the greatest debates that continues to rage on amongst theologians, as well as others, is in regards to the balance between the humanity and the divinity of the person of Jesus Christ (also known as Christology). This debate can be especially challenging in the Scripture passage of Matthew 26:36-46 where the reader finds Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Many of the ancient and medieval theologians worked to explain away apparent humanistic characteristics seen in this section of the text, while more modern theologians seem to be more open to embracing these characteristics....   [tags: Theology, Jesus, Gethsemane]

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Differential Diagnosis of Stuttering

- According to Ambrose and Yairi, the purpose of this report is to provide such a reference. To develop, refine, and answer theoretical questions concerning stuttering characteristics at early stages of the disorder, and to provide a basis for clinical needs of differential diagnosis of stuttering from normal disfluency, their objective was to obtain data from sample size, representing population variability of very early stuttering for preschool-age children. Ambrose and Yairi have questions in addition to providing normative data for dysfluency types for early stuttering and normal disfluencies, regarding possible gender and discrete age differences with the preschool range were addressed....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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An analysis of Schools of Psychotherapy as they relate to Anger Management

- An analysis of Schools of Psychotherapy as they relate to Anger Management Anger is a basic human emotion that transcends cultural boundaries. However, despite its universality, an exact definition agreed upon by all people is lacking (Norcross & Kobayashi, 1999). Physiologically, brain centers in the amygdala are connected to anger processing. Because the information processing that takes place in this brain structure is primitive, anger can be triggered inappropriately and without the individual's knowledge of the cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Contributions of St. Augustine and Brigid of Kildare to Christianity

- The Contributions of St. Augustine and Brigid of Kildare to Christianity St. Augustine and Bridgid of Kildare were two very influential people in the church during the fourth and fifth centuries. St. Augustine and Bridgid of Kildare were most famous for the monasteries that they founded. Both St. Augustine and Bridgid were devout Christians who contributed greatly to the growth of Christianity. Both of these people encouraged the spread of Christianity, the belief in a life of solitude, and inspired many to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: Papers]

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Techniques of Argumentation in Stuart Greene's Essay, Arguement as Conversation

- The essay by Stuart Greene certainly drives home the quote that “there is nothing new under the sun”. In fact, in trying to discover who to give credit for this particular quote Shakespeare, Bierce, and Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 was cited for saying it. The point here is that research is crucial to writing arguments on any topic. Without research, a person will possibly be reiterating what has already been said, which does not propel an argument forward. Although research is vital to a convincing argument, it is only the beginning....   [tags: dialogue, framing, topic]

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St. Augustine's Conversion to Christianity

- St. Augustine's Conversion to Christianity Aurelius Augustinius, St. Augustine, was born in 354 A.D. in Tagaste, a town in North Africa. Born just over a century before the fall of Rome, Augustine would live his entire life within the Roman empire. Augustine was a great Christian thinker and wrote numerous works which survive today, and offer us a vivid glimpse into the period. His works and thoughts on Christ, the nature of God, the role of the Church, and myriad other topics, shaped much of medieval thought....   [tags: Papers]

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Person-Organization Fit Theories

- Earlier research by Bhattacharya and Sen (2004) showed that informing stakeholders is the only way to positively influence the attitude and behaviour of stakeholders regarding the organization and its CSR policies and/or business activities. Positively influence of the attitude and behaviour of stakeholders is also important organisations want to attract highly skilled and qualified workers. This is important because “the success of a business ultimately relies on the type of employees who work there (Blackman, 2006, p....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Corporate Social Responsibilities

- The present study was designed to determine to what ways Corporate Social Responsibilities in communication vacancies influence the motivation of prospective employees from the Radboud University Nijmegen, particularly prospective employees who are Bachelor or Master students of Business Communication when searching for their first job and if so, which aspect of CSR has the greatest influence on applying for a job and to what extend are aspects of the needs motivation theory important. This chapter will give an answer to this Research question by discussing the motivation, the Corporate Social Responsibilities and the appreciations by answering the questions....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Richard Trenton Chase

- “You’re impossibly fast and strong. Your skin is pale whit and ice cold. Your eyes change color and sometimes you speak like -- like you’re from a different time. You never eat or drink anything. You don’t go out in the sunlight…” (Bella, from the movie Twilight) At that point in the movie Twilight, Bella is putting pieces together that Edward Cullen is a vampire, but can vampires actually be real in real life. All that is really needed to be considered a vampire is by the want and urge to drink human blood....   [tags: The Dracula Killer]

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The Little Rock Top Battle

- The biggest battle of the Civil war lasted only 3 days on 26 acres of land.This was the Battle of Gettysburg. The area might sound very large but an acre is roughly about 76% of a football field; as a result it was big but not huge by modern day standards in terms of battlefields. One battle within Gettysburg was Little Round Top, A small battle with a big impact. Located in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863 Little Rock Top was the smaller of the two hills on the south end of Gettysburg ....   [tags: American Civil War, Battle of Gettysburg]

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Comparing Two Sources

- Comparing Two Sources There are disagreements and agreements between source A and source B. Source A was from a report written by a journalist Humphrey Tyler, who worked for a South African magazine. The report was written later on the same day that the shooting occurred. Source B was from an English newspaper, published the day after the shooting. Source A and source B both agree and disagree with each other over different things. In both sources they agree that there were Saracens involved, but they disagree on how many were there....   [tags: Papers]

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Augustine And Conversion

- Augustine and Conversion Conversion can best be defined as surrendering a particular way of life in order to accept another. The very nature of this process indicates the presence of sacrifice. The convert acts almost entirely on faith, giving up the life that seemed right, a life in which they were comfortable, relying only on the assumption that letting Jesus into their hearts will give their life more meaning and direction then what they had known before. Augustine says that conversion requires cooperation of intellect and emotion, which may have a crippling effect of habit on will, and a need for God&#8217;s grace to have an unhampered will....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Citizen Soldiers essay

- In the book Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose, the title explains mainly what the book is about. The title itself gives you the insight about how the war was fought through the perspective of a regular citizen fighting in the biggest war in history. During the war there were many casualties, as a result more regular citizens were being drafted to go right into battle. In this book Ambrose exemplifies the fact that there were many regular citizens in the war and that they took the situation that they were in and made better of it and overcame it to come home as heroes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Saint Augustine

- Saint Augustine was born on 354 CE in Tagaste, Africa. His given name was Aurelius Augustinus. His father was Patricius, a pagan who was baptized Christian before he died, and his mother was Monica, a baptized Christian with an influential role in the life of her son. Augustine is regarded as one of the most intelligent Christian theologians and bishops of all time. His works and actions have left a major imprint on the Church and its doctrine. As a boy, Augustine was not baptized and grew up in the Roman Empire....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Battle of Gettysburg as the Turning Point of the Civil War

-      Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred over three hot summer days, July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The causes of the Civil War, and the Battle of Gettysburg, one must understand the differences between these two cultures. The Confederacy had an agricultural economy producing tobacco, corn, and cotton, with many large plantations owned by a few very rich white males....   [tags: History Historical USA Papers Essays]

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Ecofeminist Analysis of Militarism and the War on Terrorism

- Ecofeminist Analysis of Militarism and the War on Terrorism      Since the start of our retaliation against terrorism, war, and the military-industrial complex used to support war, have become extremely important topics. While accomplishing its primary objective, war also destroys the innocent. War hits the young, old, women and children. The environment is partially destroyed in the country in which the war is fought. Both a feminist and environmentalist perspective are useful when analyzing militarism and its policies of domination and oppression....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Rise and Subsequent Fall of the Third Reich

- The Rise and Subsequent Fall of the Third Reich Living in the crumbled remains of Germany, or the Weimar Republic, in the 1920’s was a dismal existence. Hyperinflation was rampant and the national debt skyrocketed as a result of the punishing features of the Treaty of Versailles. During the depression, however, a mysterious Austrian emerged from the depths of the German penal system and gave the desperate German people a glimpse of hope in very dark times. He called for a return to “Fatherland” principles where greater Germany was seen as the center of their universe with zealous pride....   [tags: Weimar Republic Germany Nazi Essays]

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Nineteenth Century Short Stories and the Gothic Genre

- Nineteenth Century Short Stories and the Gothic Genre The three short stories that I have chosen to compare and contrast are: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, An Arrest by Ambrose Bearcy and Napoleon and the Spectre by Charlotte Brontë. All these stories were completed by the mid to late eighteenth hundreds. The Signalman is set by a railway in Britain, along a lonely stretch of a railway line in a steep cutting. An Arrest is set in America and for the most part in a forest. Napoleon and the Spectre is set in Paris....   [tags: The Signalman An Arrest Essays]

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James Joyce's Araby - Setting in Araby

- Setting in James Joyce's Araby   In the opening paragraphs of James Joyce's short story, "Araby," the setting takes center stage to the narrator. Joyce tends carefully to the exquisite detail of personifying his setting, so that the narrator's emotions may be enhanced. To create a genuine sense of mood, and reality, Joyce uses many techniques such as first person narration, style of prose, imagery, and most of all setting. The setting of a short story is vital to the development of character....   [tags: Joyce Dubliners Araby Essays]

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John Steinbeck’s The Leader of the People

- “The Leader of the People”      In John Steinbeck’s “The Leader of the People,” a theme that is portrayed throughout the story is that of the contrast between dream and reality. In the story, Grandfather cannot come to grasp that his dreams of the West and moving across the plains are over and that reality has set in. Another story that contrasts dream and reality is Ambrose Pierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” In this story, Farquhar cannot tell the difference between dream and reality until the very last second, when he is hanged....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying

- Grant Wiggins has been teaching on a plantation outside Bayonne, Louisiana, for several years when a slow-witted man named Jefferson is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson claims he is innocent of the crime. He says he was on his way to a bar, but changed his mind and decided to tag along with two men who were on their way to a liquor store. Upon arriving there, the two men began arguing with the storeowner, and a shootout ensued. The storeowner and the two men died, and Jefferson remained at the scene of the crime....   [tags: Lesson Before dying Review]

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American Honor and Saving Private Ryan

- American Honor and Saving Private Ryan "In a battlefield cemetery each marble cross marks an individual crucifixion. Someone-someone very young usually-has died for somebody else's sins. The movie 'Saving Private Ryan' begins and ends in the military cemetery above Omaha Beach. By sundown of D-Day, 40,000 Americans had landed on that beach, and one in 19 had become a casualty. The military brass purposely chose troops with no combat experience for the bulk of the assault force. The brass reasoned that an experienced infantryman is a terrified infantryman....   [tags: Papers]

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The Wars And Band Of Brothers

- The Wars and Band of Brothers A war is a historical event that has the ability to change a person's life both positively and negatively. Ironically, during the months preceding both World War One and World War Two, for many men the opportunity of going overseas to prove themselves worthy as men was rarely refused. However, many of the soldiers who were involved in either the First or Second World Wars quickly realized that war was not only a brand new experience; it was a new lifestyle. In both novels, Band of Brothers by Stephen E....   [tags: Book Comparison Analysis Band Brothers Wars Stephe]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - The Parson

- The Parson: What He Said and Why The Canterbury Tales offer many characters whose vocation does not match his or her tale. This often provides humor and provokes much thought. Yet Chaucer makes the parson match his tale. This provokes a more serious train of thought. Thus Chaucer shows forth his brilliance in his versatility of subject matter. The first thing one should notice in the Parson's tale is that the Parson refuses to tell a fable. In lines 30-36, the Parson gives his reasoning for a straightforward prose....   [tags: Parson Essays]

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A Lesson Before Dying

- A Lesson Before Dying In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, Grant and Jefferson are black men in the era of a racist society; but they have struggles with a greater dilemma, obligation and commitment. They have obligations to their families and to the town they are part of. They lived in a town were everybody knew everybody else and took care of each other. "Living and teaching on a plantation, you got to know the occupants of every house, and you knew who was home and who was not.... I could look at the smoke rising from each chimney or I could look at the rusted tin roof of each house, and I could tell the lives that went on in each one of them." [pp....   [tags: essays papers]

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Roslyn's Birthday

- Roslyn looked at the tower once more. It was tan, with aging stone blocks and dark, forest green vines creeping up from the sides. The top was arched up in an awkward position, curving up then looping down. There were windows, yet they weren't much of a help. The windows were barricaded with gray concrete for some unknown reason. Roslyn felt scared and intimidated. The tower seemed dangerous, much like the ones in Dragonspyre she had seen in her textbooks. "Could Professor Ambrose be conspiring my deathbed....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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The Battle of Fredericksberg

- On November 7th of 1862, President Lincoln had had enough of General McClellan’s incompetence. He relived him of his command and turned it over to General Ambrose Burnside. Burnside planned to take Richmond, the confederate capitol, by Fredericksburg. After getting his plan approved, his army of 115,000 went to Fredericksburg and arrived on November 11th. The Confederate camp in Fredericksburg had only a few thousand defenders. But Burnside could not attack because the pontoon bridge equipment has not arrived....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War At Gettysburg

- The War at Gettysburg Getting There On the way to Gettysburg was tough. It was a long hard and tough journey getting there because there was no other way to get there for the army besides walking. It was so hard that some people died, and some got sick. The trip there was very long. Only about half all the people going there survived. The most of all people that died were Confederate men. The Population There was a lot of people involved in The War at Gettysburg. Major Joseph Hooker had 115,000 men in his army....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Research Proposal: Business Process Outsourcing In South Africa

- Research Proposal: Business Process Outsourcing In South Africa Table of Contents 1 Introduction and Background 1 2 Definition of Research Problem 2 3 Preliminary Literature Review 2 4 Research Design and Method 4 5 Timeframe 5 6 Framework for Proposed Study 6 7 Provisional List of Sources 6 8 Date of Completion 7 1 Introduction and Background In the nineties corporations realised that due to economic and business pressures, corporations need to focus on core business activities. In addition rapid technology advances rendered the provision of IT services free from the business location....   [tags: Research Methodology Business]

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Words to Describe Edgar Allen Poe

- Words to Describe Edgar Allen Poe "Hoaxter, liar, impostor, and plagiarizer" (45) are words Kaplan used to describe Edgar Allan Poe. Poe as he claimed to be, was the best when it came to deception and perversion. In living his life and even in his manner of negotiating death, Poe was a captive of the imp of perversity. But with art as his shield, the realms of perversity became a haven for his troubled soul. . . Perversion is a complex strategy of mind, with its unique principles for regulating the negotiations between desire and authority....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of the Bloor Street Viaduct as a Setting in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion

- The Bloor Street Viaduct is a landmark bridge linking the eastern part of Toronto with the downtown core. Completed in 1919, the controversial bridge spans 490 meters across and 40 meters in the air above the Don River valley. (Carr 165-166)Designed by Edmund Burke and pushed through by public works commissioner Rowland Harris, the bridge plays a central role in the history of Toronto and in the Michael Ondaatje’s novel In the Skin of a Lion. The description of constructing the bridge in the second chapter of book one introduces the reader to several important characters and themes that carry throughout the narrative but whose importance and connection are not fully realized until much later...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Philosophies Through the Years: Augustine of Hippo, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and Karl Marx

- Early Church Augustine of Hippo - One philosopher that I found interesting was Augustine and his involvement in the early church. "Augustine is acknowledged as having been one of the most important influences on the development of the western Christianity. The theological system he developed dominated the mediaeval church until the thirteenth century and its influence is still felt today (Bradshaw, 2009)." In researching his life, I found interesting facts that originally he did have a Christian belief system....   [tags: Changes in Philosophy]

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Knowledge Rather than Correct Opinion: Analyzing the Nature of Augustine’s Confession and Reflection

- In his book Confessions, Saint Augustine writes about his conversion from a Manichee to a Christian. He confesses to God and asserts that God is “incorruptible and inviolable and unchangeable” (Augustine 111). Based on his deep faith in God, Augustine abandons the concept of Manichee dualism and believes in God as “not only [the] good but the supreme good” (114). At first he has no idea what the nature of evil is, but finally he starts to understand that the nature of evil is not a substance at all, but rather “a perversity of will twisted away from the highest substance [– God]” (Augustine 124-126)....   [tags: Christianity, Truth]

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Ethics And Ethics : The Tuskegee Study, Henrietta Lacks, And The Tudor Study

- Ethics has changed over the years as perspectives and ideals have developed. Professionals alike now question what was once seen as entirely ethical. Today speech-language pathologists have a written code of ethical standards to adhere by; to ensure the most ethical practices as seen by today’s standards. This code has changed several times throughout history due to the unethical procedures of others research. This code is used by both researchers and clinicians to facilitate the safety of all those involved....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Morality]

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The Shifts Of Patrick 's Worldview And Its Effect On His Demeanors

- The shifts of Patrick’s worldview and its effect on his demeanors Michael Ondaatje’s novel, In the Skin of the Lion, is the story centered on the life of Patrick Lewis. The tale depicts his adventure of romance, passion and discovery with the lives of the immigrants who built the city and those characters who has driven Patrick demeanors through the course of his life. During this course, Patrick interacts with the lives around him and forever alters his outlook towards others and himself. The way Patrick chooses to go through allows him to be exposed to diverse characters, which helps him to gain the elements of self-identity....   [tags: Emotion, Interpersonal relationship, Life, Novel]

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The Importance of What Becoming Truly Converted Means to a Mormon

- ... Neil L. Andersen says, “As we remain faithful during the fiery trial of our faith, we are spiritually refined and strengthened” (“Trial of Your Faith”). Becoming spiritually refined and strengthened can lead individuals to becoming truly converted. Those who chose to feel sorry for themselves when faced with trials and question why they were given a certain struggle are the ones who aren’t growing. The people who chose to look to the Lord for strength in their trial are the ones becoming truly converted....   [tags: religion connection, LDS]

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What is a Brand Identity? The Case of Coca-Cola and Apple

- Coca-Cola. And Apple. Two companies from two very different industries, yet both have such strong brand identities, it has become iconic. A brand identity should be “the heart and soul of a brand.” [2] (Aaker, D. A., 2010, p. 68) But it’s not just a strong brand identity that has made these two brands internationally known. In both cases, it has been a strong combination of brand identity and well-considered packaging, which have put them at the forefront of their respective markets. This paper argues why both brand identity and packaging are vital to a successful marketing strategy, and that they are more powerful intertwined, than as two separate elements....   [tags: competitors, packaging]

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How Grant Wiggins And Jefferson Are The Novel 's Dual Protagonists

- Grant Wiggins and Jefferson are the novel 's dual protagonists. Their individual survivals depend on their mutual support. Although it is Jefferson 's story, it is narrated by Grant, with the exception of Chapter 29, in which Jefferson is finally able to tell his story in his own voice, through his diary. And although Grant has taken on the monumental task of making Jefferson a man, as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Grant 's fate is inextricably bound to Jefferson 's. In order to help Jefferson "stand," Grant must first come to terms with his own inner demons, which threaten to make him an emotional cripple like his predecessor, Matthew Antoine....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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The Relationship Between Physical Activity And Cognitive Abilities Of Older Individuals

- Literature review: This literature review is aimed at gathering relevant information on the subject of the relationship between physical activity and cognitive abilities of older individuals particularly those suffering from cognitive disease. Cameron, Lucas & Machado’s 2014 article examining the relationship between a chronic physical activity levels (CPAL) and cerebrovscular and cognitive functioning in healthy young women predicited that healthy young adults would exhibit positive relationships between CPAL and cerbral oxygen avaliability....   [tags: Cognition, Psychology, Memory, Cognitive science]

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The Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point of the Civil War

- Introduction Americans had been engaged in a Civil War which had been begun in April of 1861 with shots fired on a fort in South Carolina. In the summer of 1863 in a small town called Gettysburg, there would be a fierce battle fought between the Union Army of the Potomac led by General George G. Meade and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee. The events of the battle would overcome the losses suffered by the Union and put the Confederacy on the run. “Over 165,000 men would converge, and before the fighting ended, the ground would run red with blood....   [tags: Battle of Gettysburg]

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A Brief Note On Transport Jar And Its Storage Jar

- Archaelogical reasearch on transport jar and its storage jar antecedents confirms the superior functionality and technology represented in the latter. During the LBA there was a surge in pottery production along with local industry to meet the widespread consumer market demands and it reached a unprecendated capacity during this period (Gonen 1992: 232-234). The Canaanite commercial jar for the export of local produce to foreign markets was the hallmark of the period as reliefs on the royal tombs in Egypt attest (Gonen 1992: 232-234) The commercial jar was made on a potters wheel “which not only facilitated the production of greater numbers and more regular shapes, but also allowed the side...   [tags: Coca-Cola, The Coca-Cola Company, Value added]

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Trends Of Dating : How Your Parents Meet Your Soulmate?

- Trends in Dating Think about how your grandparents met; was it at a job they both worked at. Then think how your parents met, through their friend group. Now, how do you plan to meet your soulmate. Over the past ten years, dating has done a complete 360-degree turn. A study done on Americans by the Pew Research Center found, “66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% of online daters say they have met a spouse or long term relationship through these sites (Smith and Duggan).” From a boy asking a girl’s parents permission to date their daughter, to today when people resort to dating apps and websites like, Okcupid or Tinder....   [tags: Online dating service, Dating, Dating system]

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Affect of Literary Patronage on Early Eighteenth Centruy Poetry

- Examine how literary patronage affected the role of the poet in the early eighteenth century. The eighteenth century saw both the emergence and growth of a willing to learn, literate middle-class and the death throes of patronage. Poets still sought patrons , but, gradually, their own writings would support them, at least partially . This is a period of writers’ quarrels between those supporting patronage and those who did not, as well as between those supporting the Tory party —also known at the beginning as the “Court Party”, in favour of the gentry, the English Church and the restoration of the Stuart monarchy—, and those supporting the Whig party —originally called the “Country Party”, o...   [tags: Poetry]

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Use of Headphones Can Cause Hearing Problems for Teenagers

- Headphones are duos of small loudspeakers held close to an operator’s ears and associated with a signal source such as a radio, CD player, mp3 player or iPod. Teenagers/Individuals whom expose themselves to excessive sounds via headphones for a long time can damage their hearing/ear. There are plenty benefits and limitations of science in creating the technology [music players] for people’s usage of earphones such as volume limits and etc. Different headphone types, genres of music, music players and etc....   [tags: headphones, deafness, science and technology]

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Two Sides to Every Story: Victors and the Truth

- Victors and Truth Throughout history, it has often been the victor’s point of view or story that is told but does this make it true. History is usually written by the victors, but this does not mean that their interpretation or view of what happened is the most accurate. The victors in history are usually those that have the power and education to spread their ideas and back them up to a certain extent. For example, through history the church has been an extremely powerful force and anyone who tried to contradict the church ended up in jail....   [tags: Aryanism, history, point of view]

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Comparing the Military Leaders of the Civil War

- When we compare the military leaders of both North and South during the Civil War, it is not hard to see what the differences are. One of the first things that stand out is the numerous number of Northern generals that led the “Army of the Potomac.” Whereas the Confederate generals, at least in the “Army of Northern Virginia” were much more stable in their position. Personalities, ambitions and emotions also played a big part in effective they were in the field, as well as their interactions with other officers....   [tags: American History]

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Las Casas and Authority: Rulers, Church, and Freedom

- Bartolomé de Las Casas presents, for its time, an astounding claim human equality before God. Defending the native people of the New World from the violence executed by Spain and the claims to authority given voice by Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Las Casas provides a precocious assertion of human rights and the limits on civil and church authority. In this paper I will argue that Las Casas makes a nuanced assessment of civil government, to which he gives a vital but limited authority. I further propose that Las Casas, even while holding to the traditional and scriptural authority of the church, ascribes a similarly circumscribed earthly authority....   [tags: Social Issues]

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MG Hancock’s Division at the Battle of Fredericksburg

- MG Hancock’s Division at the Battle of Fredericksburg Introduction of the battle of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg was the meeting place of the Armies of the Potomac and of Northern Virginia because of political pressure for the Union to achieve a decisive military victory. Winfield Scott’s Anaconda plan, which would have strangled the Confederacy into surrender through economic warfare, was overshadowed by impatience in Washington D.C., and by the aspirations of officers who were students of the grand Napoleonic victories that occurred less than a century prior....   [tags: Military History]

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United States Foreign Policy Involvement with Latin America

- Politicians resolved that “US foreign policy could be made on the assumption that the unbalanced system could never be effectively addressed by Central Americans. The United States then continued to integrate with Latin America into its political, economic and military orbit. While the findings suggested the challenges and limits relying on an authoritarian government, American dollars steadily increased their presence in El Salvador, increasing 18 million in investment in 1950 to 31 million in 1959, without much attention to the regime’s governmental style....   [tags: political, military, alliances]

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The History of the Antiguan Girls High School

- ... At that time suitable accommodations became a pressing problem and so the idea of a building fund started. It was also decided that a governing body be created and have complete control of the school. In 1964 the school became government owned. During the 1960s the school's curricula was rather limited. Subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and Music were excluded from the school's curricula. At the end of Secondary School, many of the young ladies were only able to teach Latin, French, and English....   [tags: williams, school´s curricula]

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The Skin Of A Lion By Michael Ondaatje

- What makes us who we are. Is this the real you. Questions such as these seem odd. Identity in today’s modern day society a person’s identity is based on how the person looks or where they come from, gender, race, and class. In the novel, In the Skin of a Lion written in the year 1987, Michael Ondaatje uses a variety of different themes such as the power of language, the immigrant experience, search for identity and many others to make the novel interesting. Along with these interesting themes Ondaatje makes it more interesting with the novel’s non-chronological order....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Character, English-language films]

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The Skin Of A Lion By Michael Ondaatje

- What makes us who we are. Is this the real us. Questions such as these seem odd, but the idea of there being a person’s true identity, is obvious. In today’s modern day society a person’s identity is based on how the person looks or where they come from, gender, race, and class. There are many things in our culture around us which sort of reinforce the idea of us having a unique identity. Identity is more about the collections of personal experiences and the changes that they bring rather than it being about judging people by their gender, race and class....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Character, In the Skin of a Lion]

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Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases Within Women Ages 15-24

- Reducing sexually transmitted diseases in women ages 15-24 does not have a simple solution. In fact, changing sexual behaviors encompasses various different approaches that can at times be difficult to reach. For an approach to show significant improvements a consistent change in personal factors, environmental factors, and human behaviors must occur (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute, 2005, p. 20). The social cognitive theory describes these three important factors and introduces how they are all intertwined to produce the desired outcome of changing health behavior....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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The Siege Of Petersburg By Robert E. Lee

- The “siege” of Petersburg took place approximately twenty-three miles outside of Richmond in Petersburg, VA. Although there were many battles fought in the Civil War, Petersburg was by far one of the most significant. It was here that Lee was forced to flee to Appomattox, where he would surrender to Grant and bring an end to the Civil War. However, this victory did not come easily for the Union army. This battle involved over 100,000 soldiers and produced up to 60,000 casualties. Petersburg is often referred to as the longest “siege” in American history, but this is not technically correct....   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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The Hominin Expansion Of Homo Erectus / Ergaster

- The hominin expansion of Homo erectus/ergaster is known as Out of Africa 1; whereas, Out of Africa 2 saw the original movement of modern humans from Africa beginning approximately 13,000 years ago (Bar-Yosef and Belfer-Cohen, 2013:36; Boivin et al., 2013:32; Dennell and Roebroeks, 2005:1102; Derricourt, 2005:130). Additionally, Just as with Out of Africa 1, it seems that modern humans may have dispersed at several different periods, both before and after the Toba eruption (Boivin et al., 2013:35)....   [tags: Human, Africa, Human evolution, Supervolcano]

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An Individual 's Behavior Patterns, Actions, And Habits

- Health behaviour is defined as ‘behaviour patterns, actions, and habits that relate to health maintenance to health restoration and to health improvement’ (Gochman, 1997). An individual’s behaviour towards their health is influenced by their social, cultural and physical environments. Behaviours are categorised as being health-enhancing or health-impairing. Engaging in health- enhancing behaviours, for instance, taking regular exercise and eating a balanced diet, can lead to increased health benefits and reductions in illness....   [tags: Motivation, Psychology, Self-efficacy]

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The Emancipation Proclamation And The Battle Of Gettysburg

- lost. He was later elected two years later on the Whig ticket, but he served on the lower house. Lincoln then campaigned for Senator under the Republican Party against Stephen A. Douglas, but lost. However, he became more well known for his debates against Douglas. He ran for president against Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, and John Bell. He won both the electoral and popular vote at the age of 52 despite not being on the southern ballots. When the war came, Lincoln appointed generals to fight for the Union....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Theologian

- St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, was one of the greatest theologians of his time. He is still regarded in the highest manner. He was raised in a divided home, but through time he found the truth. He was always a superb student. He fully mastered Latin; however, he never grasped Greek. He was also very crafty in speech - a black-belt of rhetoric if you will. After his teenage flings and rebellions, he found a heretical sect in which he became involved for a while. He traveled and landed in Milan for a while where he met the bishop....   [tags: Biography]

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St. Augustine: A Man of Great Genius

- Throughout the ages, there have been countless influences on not only social and political life, but on religious character and prevalence as well. Aurelius Augustine, who would eventually rise to the position of bishop in the early Catholic Church, was one of the most interesting characters that would surely leave his mark on the Roman Empire, especially in the few decades before the western part of the empire was to be taken over by Germanic tribes from the North. Perhaps, his most influential characteristic that history still records today, was his striking tenacity to preserve the Christian religion as it was ‘supposed’ to be and to spread that influence to all who walked the earth....   [tags: Theologians ]

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The Northern Anti-War Press and Abraham Lincoln

- In present day America, there is still great concern for the preservation of the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press. Recent controversial incidents include the incarceration of journalist Judith Miller for refusing to reveal the identities of anonymous sources, as well as the revelation of a U.S. attempt to track the finances of terror groups in the pages of the NY Times in 2006. Both of these examples illustrate the continuing rift between the U.S. government and the American media....   [tags: Opposition to American Civil War]

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Failure of Mission Command by General McClellan

- The Battle of Antietam could have been a devastating and fatal blow to the Confederate Army if Gen. McClellan acted decisively, took calculated risks, and veered away from his cautious approach to war. There are many instances leading up to the battle and during the battle in which he lacks the necessary offensive initiative to effectively cripple and ultimately win the war. This paper is intended to articulate the failure of Mission Command by GEN McClellan by pointing out how he failed to understand, visualize, describe and direct the battlefield to his benefit....   [tags: war, Antietam, union army, soldiers, confederates]

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The Influences in the Advancements of Prosthetics

- From peg legs and hooks to robotic arms and legs, prosthetics have made an outstanding leap. Prosthetics have enabled amputees to regain mobility and their lives. The advancements in prosthetics have also led to a better understanding in surgical amputation and the construction of prosthetics. The question is what influenced the advancements of prosthetics and how it affected prosthetics. The answer lies within the history and the physiological components of prosthetics. Mobility and function, physiological components, and war all played an important role in the advancements of prosthetics....   [tags: Mobility, Function, Physiological Components]

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Hooker At Chancellorsville: A Failure to Adapt

- Just two months before the tide-turning 1863 Battle of Gettysburg of the American Civil War, the southern Confederacy was riding high. After a string of previous victories, including the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee had decisively beaten the Union Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville. The Northern forces, therefore, needed some assessment and introspection to turn the tide in their favor. Almost immediately, the demoralized army turned its introspection toward its leader, Major General Joseph Hooker and his command during the Battle of Chancellorsville....   [tags: Gettysburg, Civil War, American History]

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Memoires of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

- Each living being experiences the world in a proprietary way that, though capable of resembling another’s, can never be fully duplicated. These differing perspectives, in their inherent complexity, are a principal patron to the chaos and beauty that perpetually plague and gift mankind. With over seven billion individuals (Population Clock), it is intelligible to claim that with so vast a sea of differing vistas; the power of perspective is the most influential contributor to modern civilization and the human spirit....   [tags: Salvador Dali, Swans Reflecting Elephants]

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