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Integumentary System and Albinism

- All organ system work together; in order to keep and support the conditions that the cells, tissues, and organs need to function properly. Each organ system has an important function in the body. There is one system that is not as well known as other; it is the integumentary system. Most people know the organs of the integumentary system, but they do not know that these organs work together to form this system. The integumentary system is composed of the skin and the structures related to the skin, which include the hair, the finger nails, the sensory receptors and the glands (Shier, Butler, & Lewis, 2009)....   [tags: Anatomy, Organ System]

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The Work Spouse

- Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor’s Social Penetration Theory provides for a deeper analysis on how relational closeness develops. A multi-layered onion model is used to depict the personality structure of an individual. Each layer constitutes perspectives and beliefs about oneself, other individuals, and the world (Griffin 114). Self-disclosure, the process by which we “peel back the layers,” is a gradual process that is motivated by what we perceive as the outcome of an interaction. The depth, level of intimacy, and breadth, the extent of self-disclosed areas, are essential to forming an intimate relationship....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Louisiana Purchase

- Such were the words written by a newspaper contributor describing a monumental event that would impact the history of America forever: the Louisiana Purchase. The history of the Louisiana Territory was mostly that of ownership transfers between Spain and France. It was originally claimed by Spain during the exploration of the New World. However, Spain lost the territory to French setters, who called the area New France. After the 7 Year’s War Spain regained Louisiana. During this time, the port city of New Orleans grew to become a major trade center in North America....   [tags: History, Expansion, Exploration]

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Book Review: Divided Highways

- Since the beginning of the United States the American people have been on the move. Public transportation has played a major role in the development of this nation and in bringing its citizens together. In the book “Divided Highways”, author Tom Lewis takes the reader on a journey of the building of the Interstates and the consequences(good and bad) that came from them. Lewis believes that the Interstates are a physical characteristic of America and that it shows “all our glory and our meanness; all our vision and our shortsightedness”(xiv)....   [tags: Book Review ]

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The Male Characters in Alice in Wonderland

- It is amazing that nearly all critics of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland focused solely on the character and adventures of the female protagonist/hero. A somewhat right-wing and didactic critique at Decent Films writes, “Alice embodies the gender feminist narrative of vibrant young girls losing their mojo as they come of age in patriarchal society.” The woman’s magazine, Jezebel, while praising the movie as “refreshingly feminist” seemed to notice only that the hero who fights against the forces of evil is a woman....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland Essays]

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Strategies to Prevent Bullying in Elementary Schools

- ... From the majority of the evidence presented above one theme can be identified: education. Education of faculty and staff, as well as victims, bullies, and other students will help quash incidents of bullying and victimization. Students not directly involved in the bullying incident need to be educated, as well. Students need to know how to react and help their peer when they see bullying and harassment occur (Brunner & Lewis, 2009). Students who are supported by their peers while they are a victim will be more likely to report the bullying behavior and work through the issue....   [tags: effective intervention strategies]

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Criticism of Democracy in Different Countries

- Muslims were pioneers of enlightenment in Europe, but they were certainly not following a system of governance through a popular choice (Lewis 62). Concepts of liberty and freedom were unknown during those days. Nonetheless, the Muslims at large chose to go against their own teachings of sorting out their affairs through consultation and were caught in the web of adopting the rules of the West (Lewis, 57). The reason for the criticism of democracy and secularism in Muslim countries, has often been described in some cases to be the influence of the fundamentalist approach of Islam....   [tags: governing method, islamic community,muslim]

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Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia

- Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia       C. S. Lewis, a well-known author and apologist, is best known by people of all ages for his seven volume series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia. As Lewis wrote about the land of Narnia, an imaginary world visited by children of this world, he had two obvious purposes: to entertain the readers and to suggest analogies of the Christian faith. Although some feel that his stories are violent, Lewis is successful at using fiction to open peoples' hearts to accepting Christ as their Savior because he first entertains the audience with a wonderful story....   [tags: Chronicles of Narnia Essays]

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Who Cares About Gay Rights?

- People seem to have an opinion about everything these days whether it is about the color of another person’s shirt or gay rights. On a personal note, I believe that gay rights should not be affected by public opinion because not everyone is homosexual. Throughout the findings in “Public Opinion and State Action on Same-Sex Marriage” Gregory B. Lewis and Seong Soo Oh have found that most Americans favor opposite-sex marriage rather than same-sex. The major question found within the article lies within the research findings; Are Americans’ opinions so important about same-sex marriage that states must act upon the majority favor....   [tags: same-sex marriage, public opinion, relationships]

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The Acceptance of Interracial Marriages

- Introduction Interracial marriage is a union between two people from different racial backgrounds. Over the past decades, interracial marriage has been on the rise and has predominantly become popular among recent generations. Interracial marriages, despites the challenges it faced in the early centuries due to slavery and racial segregations is now common across many cultures. Since the abolishment of laws banning interracial marriages in the late 1960’s, society has embraced interracial marriage disregarding racial and cultural differences in the process....   [tags: culture, challenges, divorce]

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An Argument For Identity Theory

- ... The mental state would be the slotted discs which when aligned properly cause the the lock to unlock or a physical phenomena to occur. Considering his argument that mental states cause physical phenomena in the same way a proper combination unlocks a lock, he is arguing that particular mental states are identical to the physical phenomena it causes. The first premise of his argument is that a mental state is defined by the causal role it fills, or in other other words, mental states are causally efficacious to physical phenomena....   [tags: Causality, Metaphysics, Philosophy of science]

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Charlie and the Hat

- In 1868 there was a young man by the name of the Charlie. One day he was walking when he walked by a hat sore and saw a hat in the window. He walk into the store and bought the hat. He walked into his favorite bar. “Hey, Charlie New hat?” the bartender said as Charlie walk through the doors. “Yes sir bullfrog just bought it a while ago.” Charlie responded. Charlie sat down and ordered his drink when Crisco came through the doors . “hey barkeep get me some whiskey and make it fast.” Crisco said....   [tags: short story]

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Gothic Fiction: An Analysis of Space in The Monk

- Gothic Fiction: An Analysis of Space in The Monk. Space is inseparable part of every text of literature. In the Gothic fiction space is extremely important, as the Gothic fiction is mostly based on creating images connected with human perception. During the process of reading readers often use their imagination. Therefore, depiction of old castles, ruined abbeys, monasteries, subterranean passages, vaults, or secret panels, is a standard method of creating the atmosphere. As Izdebska claims, “[t]he subject of a story is event in some space, but also the space itself” (33)....   [tags: literary genre, literary criticism, term paper]

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The World of Narnia: Allegory or Fairy Tale

- Religion influences every aspect of a true devotee’s life. After the year 1931, C.S. Lewis was a devoted Christian and member of the Church of England. This means his faith when he wrote The Chronicles of Narnia was influential in what went into the writing of these stories. This influence was noticeable throughout all of the books in this series however it does not make the story automatically anything more then a great story. There are several basics of the Christian faith that C.S. Lewis believed and that are demonstrated in his writing....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Overlap in the Theories of Chagnon and Morgan

- Cultural anthropology is defined as a branch of anthropology deals with human culture, especially in respect to social structure, language, law, politics, religion, magic, art, and technology (“Defining Anthropology”). In this essay, I will talk of the lives of two very prominent anthropologists. The first is Lewis Henry Morgan who was active in the late 1800s and second, the controversial anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon who started his work in the 1960s. Even with the large gap in time, quite a few of their ideologies and theories do overlap....   [tags: Cultural Anthropology, Anthropologists]

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The Theme of Bravery in Today's Literature

- Chivalry, honor, bravery, and loyalty are virtues that play a major role in people’s lives. They played an even larger role in the lives of people back in medieval times. Bravery has been expressed not only in medieval times, but it has been expressed in today’s movies and literature as well. It belongs only to the truest of heart, and comes only from their self-confidence. Many battles were fought where brave heroes boldly went into the field of battle and returned victors. They fought against numbers larger than theirs, and did not even slow their hand....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Horrors of the Salem Witch Trials

- In all of human history, people have written about inhuman beings, many of which include gods, demons, wizards, sorcerers, and witches. Nowadays, mystical beings are seen everywhere in media. Most of society stopped believing in these creatures years ago, but for 17th century Salem, witchcraft became a living nightmare (Fremon, 1999 The reason for the bizarre events that occurred during the Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693 in Massachusetts has been the focus of speculation and curiosity for many years....   [tags: puritans, women, gods, demonds]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Lucy '

- ... Kinkaid’s use of colloquial diction in the quote can give the reader the impression that Lucy is being as honest as her knowledge allows her to be because she uses words such as perhaps. She mentions the infidelity with an almost careless, monotone tone, or numb voice as if the pain brought by men’s disloyalty had already been too much for her to bare. Hurt by the pain brought because of her father’s infidelity she states “One women he had children with tried to kill me when I was in my mother’s stomach” (Kincaid 80)....   [tags: Novel, Fiction, Character, Novella]

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The Novel Deliverance as a Prophecy of Man

- The Novel Deliverance as a Prophecy of Man A true survivor can only depend on himself. The novel Deliverance is a story about four characters each with different views on surviving. Every man in the world can relate to one of the three secondary characters in the novel Deliverance. Men can relate to Lewis Medlock for his primitive views, Drew for his rationality, or Bobby for his lack of ability to survive. Many people say that Lewis is the man that most men want to be like, Drew is the man that most men are like, and Bobby is the man that most men fear becoming....   [tags: James Dickey Deliverance Essays]

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Masculinity in Deliverance by James Dickey

- Masculinity in Deliverance by James Dickey The novel Deliverance by James Dickey portrays the essence of middle-aged men experiencing the mid-life crisis through which they must prove to themselves and more importantly every one else that they still possess the strength, bravery, intelligence, and charm believed to be society's ideal of "masculinity." Dickey's four main characters undertake a risky adventure to satisfy their egotistical complexes and prove to the world that they are still the strong young men their wives married....   [tags: Establishment of Masculinity in Deliverance]

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Intergumentary System

- Organisms are composed of atoms that form molecules which form macromolecules (Shier, Butler, & Lewis, 2009). These molecules join and form organelles which structure cell that for tissues (p.3). Tissues form organs and the organs working together form organ system (p3). These organ systems make up the organism (p3). Each organ system has an important function in the body. These systems all work together in order to keep and support the conditions that the cells, tissues, and organs need to function properly....   [tags: Biology, Organisms, Atoms]

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Critical Review of Undaunted Courage

- Critical Review of Undaunted Courage Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage is a remarkable piece of nonfiction literature. His work is so thorough that one wonders how he has time to do much more. Yet he has created time in his life to go west and go camping and hiking and canoeing in the summers with his family. Which possibly shows that anything can be raw material to the open mind, for it was on those trips that he developed a great fascination with the Lewis and Clark expedition that explored the West when the country was twenty-five years old....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

- The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Throughout his writing career, CS Lewis has been known for writing many books with a hint of biblical connotations in them. As Kathryn Lindskoog states, "CS Lewis is known for opposing the spirit of modern thought with the unpopular Christian doctrines of sin and evil" (2083). Lewis himself has said, "You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you" (Freaks 60)....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays]

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The Role of Buddhism in the Cultural Change of Japan and Korea in China's Cultural Pathway During the Postclassical Period

- Critical Bibliography / Research Project Which role did Buddhism play in cultural change of Japan and Korea into China’s cultural and political path during the postclassical period. Introduction As early as 5th century, due to Chinese outstanding civilization and remarkable innovations in technology and economy, neighboring cultures started imitating China. Japan and Korea adopted most of Chinese cultural and political practices during this period. Buddhism, a religion China picked from India and was passed to Korea and Japan from China played a big role during the cultural transformation....   [tags: historical analysis, religion]

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Is East Carolina University ( Ecu ) Helps Provide The Highest Values Of Leadership And Services?

- East Carolina University (ECU) strives to provide the highest values in leadership and services. ECU opens its doors to a wide variety of students with many developmental backgrounds. This widespread population makes it critical for ECU’s staff to provide student support and counseling services. East Carolina is accredited university that can award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees (Ecu.edu, 2014). We chose to interview two departments that serve the diverse students in counseling, student affairs, and developmental programs....   [tags: University, Academia, Dean, Academic degree]

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Should Professional Athletes Be Allowed To Play After Committing a Crime?

- Crime is any act that violates the law. Many times professional athletes become involved in crime and it seems that they are above the law. The athlete’s notoriety makes it seem that professional athletes are committing crimes more than average people, whether they are felonies or misdemeanors. Should athletes be allowed back into their respective leagues after they commit such crimes. Many people believe that professional athletes are “above the law”. In reality, they are human beings like you and me who, no matter what the circumstances, can and will be charged like an average person....   [tags: Sports Ethics]

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Understanding the Occurrence of Interracial Marriage in the United State

- Richard Jr. Lewis. and Joanne Ford-Robertson, authors of Understanding the Occurrence of Interracial American in the United States Through Differential Assimilation, are sociologists who conducted research to see what trends appeared in interracial relations among individuals in the United States between 1980 and 2006. Their article discusses the patterns they noted and some ideas they inferred from those patterns. American society has come a long way since the 1960s, in the way that it views cultural differences; the civil rights movement opened people’s minds to the idea of diversity....   [tags: intercultural marriage, differential assimilation]

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The Impact of Industrialisation by Invitation on the Caribbean

- This paper is endeavouring to demonstrate the concept of Industrialisation by Invitation and its social impact on the Caribbean. The concept of industralisation is considered as the process of social and economic changes whereby a society is transformed from an agrarian society to a more capital intensive economy, based on manufacturing, specialized labour, and industrial factories, where the economy gains much more capital. After the post World War II, Sir Arthur Lewis a Saint Lucian Economist, Nobel Laureate (1915 – 1991) recognized the need for the Caribbean to not only depend on agriculture because the level of agricultural productivity in the Caribbean has been very low....   [tags: Caribbean Industrialization]

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Slavery Is The Most Shocking Phenomena Of Our World

- ... During the Amistad trial in 1840, Lewis helped recruit John Quincy Adams to defend the captives and agitated for public support. In the 1840s, the brothers split and created the Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The brothers were advocated in 1850 by the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and Arthur began supporting the Underground Railroad. Their abolitionist efforts made the Tappan brothers two of the most influential anti-slavery advocates of the antebellum era. The 1800 was a time of hardship and disbelief for the blacks....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Black people]

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Lowering Drinking Age

- ... Now that we have talked about what could happen if we lowered the drinking age in America, let’s look at countries that have actually done it. In Australia there have been three states that lowered the drinking age from 20 to 18, they are South Australia, Queensland, and Western Australia (Smith & Burvill, 1987). When researchers did the experiment they only looked at male‘s for it (Smith & Burvill, 1987). They found after looking at the data the numbers from all three states were about the same (Smith & Burvill, 1987)....   [tags: from twenty-one to eighteen]

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Myth of Narnia

- There are many Christian believers out there that consider the bible to be a collection of all the pieces of writing from Jesus’s disciples about all of his teachings. However, to others, the bible, Jesus, and the Lord are considered a myth. One Christian believer named C. S. Lewis, is most well known for his famous novel series, The Chronicle of Narnia. When someone reads the book series or watches the movies, they may just see a magnificent fantasy world full of mystical creatures and war. The series may be seen as having no real purpose of being created other than to entertain the audience....   [tags: christianity, allegory, resurrection]

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Jane Lewsi Case study

- The Situational Leadership Model and the Jeanne Simmons Case Introduction: The Situational Leadership Model The situational leadership model is based on certain assumptions. One of these assumptions is that there are different levels (or situations) in which a leadership style is played out. In the same way that there are four different levels of readiness on the part of staff or “followers”, there are also four leadership styles. On the whole it is the level that the followers are to be found that is most important element in the equation when a leadership style is seen to be to be the appropriate style and is chosen from among four possible styles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Creation of Israel Was a Mistake

- Has there ever been a day where your home has just been taken from you. Life as a Jewish refugee in the Middle East was definitely a difficult thing during and after WWII because there was so much fighting between nations. The Jewish people just wanted a homeland so they could be free from persecution. The Arab people that were already living in the existing state of Palestine were extremely upset with the attempt to form the Jewish state of Israel; other countries that weren’t interested with the countries assisting the Jewish people used the Arab’s anger and resentment to their advantage....   [tags: Israel was a Mistake]

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The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

- ... Aslan has the Christ like characteristics. The other lion at the battle talked of how Aslan and he were just the same and that’s what he liked about Aslan and why everyone follows him because he doesn’t put himself over the rest of the animals. He is not boastful but makes them all feel the same. We see where he is patient with Edmond when Edmond first sides with the witch. He later takes Edmond off to the side and speaks with him alone which is a sign of forgiveness for his wrong doing. He could easily have been angered by the choices that Edmond made yet he continues to protect and honor Edmond even to the point of sacrificing himself....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, White Witch, Aslan]

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legal case

- MEMORANDUM INTRODUCTION You have asked me to determine whether our client Diana Lewis committed unauthorized practice of law by providing her services. I have done research on statutes and cases. This memorandum will address the issue of this case, California Bar’s claim, and Ms. Lewis’s possible defense. STATEMENT OF FACTS In May 2001, Diana Lewis earned her Associate of Art degree and Paralegal Certificate from City College of San Francisco. In June 2001, Ms. Lewis opened her business to prepare legal paperwork for clients involved in uncontested divorces....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Research Philosophy

- Research philosophy, refers to the development of knowledge adopted by the researchers in their research (Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill, 2009). In other words, it is the theory that used to direct the researcher for conducting the procedure of research design, research strategy, questionnaire design and sampling (Malhotra, 2009). It is very important to have a clear understanding of the research philosophy so that we could examine the assumptions about the way we view the world, which are contained in the research philosophy we choose, knowing that whether they are appropriate or not (Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill, 2009)....   [tags: Ontology, Epistemology]

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Pericles: A Man of the People

- Pericles was born in Athens to an aristocratic family roughly in 493 BC (Lewis). His father, Xanthippus, was a military leader in the battle of Mycale in 479 BC where the last vestiges of Xerxes’ fleet were defeated (Halsall). Pericles’ mother, Agariste, was a member of the Alcmaeonid family (Lewis). Given that he was of aristocratic birth Pericles obtained his education from some of the greatest minds in Greece (Lewis). He was educated musically by Damon and philosophically by Zenon of Elea and Anaxagoras (Pericles (c....   [tags: Government]

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Hidden Inside High Fantasy Fiction

- Religion has spread throughout the world playing many important roles in people’s lives. Christianity is about of one of the dominant religions that has influence ideas, traditions, morals and values. However, the spread of Christianity has also become an influence in sports, television, news, movies, music, art, books and other aspects of popular culture. The popularity and importance of this religion have even inspired the world of fantasy fiction. Three of the New York Times Best Sellers are influence by Christianity....   [tags: religion, christianity, harry potter, pop culture]

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Burnout And Professionals : Burnout

- Burnout and Professionals Research has depicted burnout in professional fields of teaching, business, doctors, nurses, occupational therapy, dieticians, care providers, police officers and professional counselors (Chang, 2009; Cheug & Chow, 2011; Edwards & Dirette, 2010; Gingras, de Jonge, & Purdy, 2010; Law, 2010; Lee, Cho, Kissinger, & Ogle, 2010; Loo, 2004; Wilczek-Ruzyczka, 2011). According to Cordoba, Tamayo, Gonzalez, Martinez, Rosales, and Barbato (2011), high levels of stress effects much of the working population....   [tags: Patient, Health care, Health care provider]

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Professional Standards And Institutional Ethics

- ... Also, she ought to have informed and lobby other nurses to stand with her in condemning the abuses patients were experiencing in the nursing home. This would have given her an advantage over the administration when they advocate for the rights of patients in numbers. There is security in numbers. Thus it could have helped her avoid victimization like it was the case where she was threatened to lose her job in case she proceeds with reporting cases in future. Whistleblowers are individuals who decide to expose corporate malpractices or unhealthy practices that endanger the lives of their clients and other stakeholders....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]

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What Christian Literature Is

- What Christian Literature Is Lewis here writes about Christianity and literature, specifically what is Christian literature and how does it differ with secular literature. He read this paper to a religious society at Oxford fairly early in his Christian walk. The question he seems to be answering is, "What is Christian literature?" His main argument is that the rules for good literature are the same for both Christian and non-Christian. He writes, "The rules for writing a good passion play or a good devotional lyric are simply the rules for writing tragedy or lyric in general;" He goes on to use a typical Lewisian styly argument by discussing a Christian cook book, "Boiling an egg is the sa...   [tags: Christianity Literature Religion Essays]

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U.S. Labor History-Rise Of Industrial Unionism

- Rise of Industrial Unionism In 1935 the citizens of the U.S. were still struggling to put together loss of due effects of the depression, leaving people to questioning the ideas of the American dream. Where what was once the land of hope and optimism became the land of despair. The American people were questioning all the maxims on which they had based their lives - democracy, capitalism, individualism. The economy during the depression had been significantly damaged, thus in 1935 and through out the 1930's economics dominated political discussion and policy....   [tags: American History Depression Study]

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The Guru Mandala Ritual

- “Newar Buddhists inhabit the Kathmandu Valley and make up 5.5 percent of Nepal’s population.” Edward Irons, who constructed a history data base regarding Newar Buddhists, discuss the aspects that contribute to Newar Buddhism and what it consist of. There are various texts within this religion to which are very important. The differences pertaining to Newar Buddism is the use of rituals and texts within the Sanghas. When looking at Buddhism in itself, it is recognized as a religion that spread through countries such as Sri Lanka, Tibet, Burma and China, as well as many other Asian countries....   [tags: Tibet, Burma and China]

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Orientalist Art Masterpieces

- Eugene Delacroix and John Frederick Lewis are regarded the orientalist painters of their time. The paintings, The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix and The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis are inspired by the art and culture of the Middle East. The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix is oil on canvas and it can be found in the Louvre in Paris to this day. The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis is a pencil, watercolor, body color, and gum Arabic on woven paper and it owned by a private owner in London....   [tags: Art History]

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Healthcare Innovative Strategies

- Healthcare Innovative Strategies: Changing Outcomes for Lewis Blackman The “Lewis Blackman Story” told by Helen Haskell, a person who continues to advocate for change and improved quality of care. Lewis Blackman the son of Helen Haskell died at age fifteen after developing complications after surgery that included incorrect administration of a medication and a nursing team who failed to see the changes in patient’s condition and effectively and sufficiently respond to the change in a timely manner ultimately resulting in failure to rescue and the patient’s death....   [tags: quality, Helen Haskell, care, health, policy]

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Islam and Democracy

- Democracy, being a well-known system of government run by elected members of parliament, has been recognized by the most powerful countries as being one of the most liberating methods of overseeing a country. This system is said to comprise social, cultural, racial, and religious equality, leading to a free and impartial form of government. While conveying the message of equality in terms of all religious backgrounds, various individuals still believe that Islam cannot be compatible with democracy....   [tags: islam, democracy]

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Medicinal Marijuana: Should It Be Legal in All States?

- There has been a lot of debate on whether or not marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes in all fifty states. Many people believe that marijuana is an unsuitable substitute for many of the medications we have today. On the other hand, many researchers have conducted extensive studies that have shown how beneficial medicinal marijuana can be. Many states have already picked up on this, and have laws set in place to allow the use of medicinal marijuana. Medicinal marijuana has a wide variety of uses, and should be allowed for medicinal purposes in all fifty states....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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Sinners or Survivors: An Interpretation of "Deliverance" Through Dante

- The characters of Lewis, Ed, and the hillbilly rapists can be examined in terms of the circles of Hell found in Robert Pinsky's translation of "The Inferno of Dante." Each circle of Hell is reserved for a particular type of sinner with very specific punishments. When the characters from James Dickey's "Deliverance" are viewed from the perspective of Dante's nine circles of Hell, their actions seem to be much more sinister then when they are taken in the context of Dickey's novel alone. What could be viewed as justifiable homicide in Dickey's world suddenly places Lewis and Ed in the pits of Hell, right alongside the rapist, murdering hillbillies....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Redeeming the Faith: Three Writers Rework Christianity

- Redeeming the Faith: Three Writers Rework Christianity “Mommy, why do I have to go to church?” With choruses of foreign words, series of ritualistic movements, and the drone of pastoral voices, it is no wonder many a whiny child protests attending worship services. In response, some choose to reject faith altogether. Some grow out of their criticisms and simply accept it as their own tradition. But a small fraction of whiny children mature to write classic novels, found humanitarian movements, or become the forerunner for a century of theology....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Arthurian Features in That Hideous Strength

- Arthurian Features in That Hideous Strength                Tales change with every teller. Features may be added or subtracted, stories may be broken apart or combined. Often the story-teller will adapt the tale for his own purposes to emphasize some theme of his own. C. S. Lewis uses and modifies older sources in many ways in his novel That Hideous Strength, incorporating themes and portions of Arthurian literature to add color and emphasize the subjects of his plot.   Lewis includes many direct references to older Arthurian literature in his novel....   [tags: Hideous Strength]

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Abolition Of Man

- Every culture ever known has operated under a system of values. Many varied on exact principles, but most applied the idea of Natural Law. Or, as C.S. Lewis would refer to it in his Abolition of Man, the Tao. In this particular book Lewis discusses the implications that would follow could man overcome this basic value system that has been in place since the development of rational thought. However, paradoxical as his opinion may seem, he holds that to step beyond the Tao is to plunge into nothingness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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“The Pieta” by Michelangelo

- Introduction Just as other works that reflect art, pieces in the category of fine arts serve the important message of passing certain messages or portraying a special feeling towards a particular person, function or activity. At times due to the nature of a particular work, it can become so valuable that its viewers cannot place a price on it. It is not the nature or texture of an art that qualifies it, but the appreciation by those who look at it (Lewis & Lewis, 2008). There are a number of artists involved in this field who used their works to pass specific information such as Leonardo da Vinci....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Native American History

- Popular culture has shaped our understanding and perception of Native American culture. From Disney to literature has given the picture of the “blood thirsty savage” of the beginning colonialism in the new world to the “Noble Savage,” a trait painted by non-native the West (Landsman and Lewis 184) and this has influenced many non native perceptions. What many outsiders do not see is the struggle Native American have on day to day bases. Each generation of Native American is on a struggle to keep their traditions alive, but to function in school and ultimately graduate....   [tags: American Indian Culture]

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The Israeli Creation

- Has there ever been a day where your home has just been taken from you. Life as a Jewish refugee in the Middle East was definitely a difficult thing during and after WWII because there was so much fighting between nations. The Jewish people just wanted a homeland so they could be free from persecution. The Arab people who were already living in the existing state of Palestine were extremely upset with the attempt to form the Jewish state of Israel; other countries that weren’t interested with the countries assisting the Jewish people used the Arab’s anger and resentment to their advantage....   [tags: Jewish History]

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Longfellow's Unique American Hero in Evangeline

- Longfellow's Unique American hero in Evangeline       Abstract: Longfellow's portrayal of the American Adam is set apart in that he does not praise this character as a role model for others. The concept of the American Adam is seen in a different light through the depiction of Basil in the narrative poem Evangeline.   R.W.B. Lewis explores the quest of the writers of the American Renaissance to create a literature that is uniquely American in his 1955 text, The American Adam: Innocence, Tragedy, and Tradition in the Nineteenth Century....   [tags: Longfellow Evangeline Essays]

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Exploration in Nature

- Exploration in Nature Lewis and Clark led the way and took part in an amazing adventure, and an expedition is exactly what it was. They dared to venture into a region unknown to them. Among the unknown was the nature surrounding the paths they were to take. Lewis and Clark, as well as everyone else on the expedition, had only ideas of the geographic areas they were braving. This is shown throughout The Lewis and Clark Expedition. The journal entries throughout this book show just how important nature was to the explorers....   [tags: Papers]

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Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer

- Over the past decade, advances in the field of cloning have allowed for the possibility of human cloning. By using the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), in which the DNA from an adult cell is transferred into an unfertilized egg, scientists have developed the ability to clone numerous types of animals related to humans. Cloning has proven to be useful in several areas of science, improving scientists' understanding of the functions of genes and the cell cycle. In addition, scientists are on the path toward using cloning in order to create organs, tissues, and other technologies useful for the treatment of humans with serious diseases....   [tags: Biology]

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Great Divorce

- This book is delightfully insightful in it is content. Lewis is the narrator of his story, which begins in Hell, a dreary town full of empty streets. Lewis uses a dream as the vehicle to carry his ideas. Lewis boards a bus for Heaven with other ghosts from the town. It is not until the last chapter of the book that the reader finds out that Lewis is actually having a dream. Lewis finds himself in a dark and dreary place, where the houses are gray and empty, a dismal rain never stops, and time is eternally stuck in the bleak period just before sunset....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Does Anything Break Because it is Fragile?

- Does Anything Break Because it is Fragile. ABSTRACT: I maintain that dispositions are not causally relevant to their manifestations. The paper begins with a negative argument, which is intended to undermine David Lewis’ recent attempt to restore causal potency to dispositions by identifying their instantiations with the instantiations of their causal bases. I conclude that Lewis’ attempt to vindicate the causal credentials of dispositions meets obstacles that are analogous to (though importantly different from) those that beset Donald Davidson’s attempt to accord a causal role to the mental....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophers Essays]

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The Purposes of Different Cinematographic Techniques

- The Purposes of Different Cinematographic Techniques Explain how the director uses cinematographic techniques to realise the scenes which are not/only referred to in the text Amidst today’s high-budget, multi million pound cinema, there are a huge number of cinematographic techniques used for many different purposes. In the box-office hit, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which was directed by Mike Newell, the flying Horntail dragon and other mythical creatures, as well as the illusion of playing Quidditch on a magic, flying broomstick, are created using all kinds of advanced digital effects....   [tags: Papers]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe In C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the main perspective was the struggle between good and evil. The main characters Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan are given choices in which they are to decide on whether they follow the right or the wrong paths in life as well as in Narnia. By choice, the children walked through the wardrobe into Narnia, only to find that they were destined to be there. They are given the quest to save Narnia from the clutches of the White Witch and save the land and its inhabitants from her evil spell....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Martin Luther King

- April 12, 2005 According to Lewis, Martin Luther King, JR’s goals and tactics can be divided into two periods, before Selma and after. The first period is distinguished by a decade of pioneering protest tactics in use to accomplish conventional citizenship rights for Afro-Americans. The second, less than three tumultuous years, was a time of nontraditional tactics in search of progressively more fundamental goals for the larger society. The first was moderately triumphant, but its accomplishment highlighted what yet lingered to be done before the poor, the powerless, and the racially disadvantaged could begin to attain equality of opportunity in America (Lewis, 245)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exploring Time Travel

- An essential requirement for the possibility of time travel is the presumption that future and past were somehow real. But according to one popular view only the present is real, and to suppose that the past or future are also real is to suppose that the past and the future are also present -- a contradiction. According to this sort of Heraclitean metaphysical conception, the future is genuinely open: there is no realm of determinate future fact, no denizens of the future to identify or talk about, though of course -- in the fullness of time -- there will be....   [tags: Reverse Causation ]

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Gideon's Trumpet

- Gideon's Trumpet In Gideon's Trumpet Anthony Lewis documents Clarence Earl Gideon's struggle for a lawyer, during an era where it was not necessary in the due process to appoint an attorney to those convicted. Anthony Lewis was born in New York City on March 27th, 1927. As a prominent liberal, Lewis is responsible for several legal works such as, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment, The Supreme Court and How It Works: The Story of the Gideon Case, and Portrait of a Decade: The Second American Revolution....   [tags: Literature Gideon's Trumpet]

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Legalize Prostitution

- “No person's human or civil rights should be violated on the basis of their trade, occupation, work, calling or profession” (“Committee” 1). Often considered the world’s oldest profession- prostitution, since the beginning of recorded history, has been in existence in nearly every human civilization on Earth. Social attitudes surrounding prostitution have evolved and changed many times from a notable necessity to a cultural malevolence. With the rise and evolution of many religious movements throughout history, primarily Christianity, prostitution has been criticized, shunned, blamed, persecuted, and demonized....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Chastity in Today's Society

- Chastity in Today's Society In today’s society chastity has become less of a standard in most cases. The topic of sexual morality is a rising conflict with people of all ages. Sexual morality is mandatory in becoming a strong Christian. Many look at sexual morality as an unimportant virtue. “Modern people are always saying Sex is nothing to be ashamed of.”(Lewis 98) Lust is the main purpose of the disobeying of this moral outlook. It is a desire everyone is born with and is very difficult to ignore, especially in the adolescent years....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of The Chrysanthemums

- Analysis of The Chrysanthemums The short story "The Chrysanthemums" gives insight into the life of its author. John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. The locale of the story is of key resemblance to the Salinas in which Steinbeck was born and bread. "Salinas was a typical American small town, [differing] only in location and a few distinctive features" (McCarthy 3). The protagonist of this story, Elisa Allen, also resembles Steinbeck's first wife. "Steinbeck probably based the character of Elisa Allen on his own first wife, Carol Henning Steinbeck....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Fog in James Dickey’s Fog Envelops the Animals the Novel Deliverance

- Comparing Fog in James Dickey’s "Fog Envelops the Animals" the Novel Deliverance Written before Deliverance, James Dickey’s "Fog Envelops the Animals" portrays a hunter in a thick cloud of fog. He is standing in the forest with only his arrows, a bow, and the instinct to kill or be killed. The weather conditions are poor for hunting, but it does not matter. The brave speaker walks into the forest where all you see are his teeth, and they disappear into the fog: "rows of candles go out" (25). The man is completely devoured by the fog and yet is determined to stay there and hunt....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Colin Dexte

- Believe that it would have been harder for Conan Doyle to write detective stories than Colin Dexter; this is because now there is a lot of forensic science that helps Inspector Morse to solve his cases, but Conan Doyle. Compare and Contrast two crime writers who used clever detectives as their main characters. Sherlock Holmes was created by one of the most famous crime writers from the pre-20th century; his originators name was Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is identified by most people from his famous phrase, “Elementary my dear Watson”....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Representation of Teenagers in the Media

- The Representation of Teenagers in the Media Throughout the media we see representation of teenagers. This can show teenagers in positive and negative lights. Teenagers are found in magazines, advertising, television and films, and they are targeted by newspapers and magazines etc. There are two different newspapers reports from the ‘Daily Mail’ and the ‘Dorset Echo’ that are part of this representation. “Perverted tennis club coach jailed for seducing pupil of 15." This report is written by a tabloid called the Daily Mail and is about a perverted tennis club coach who has been jailed for seducing and under-age, pupil protégé....   [tags: Papers]

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In The Skin Of A Lion

- Canada has been credited by the United Nations for being the most multicultural nation for over forty five years. People have been migrating from all over the world to “the New World” due to economic struggles, wartime affairs or simply a chance for a new beginning. Various works of literature and media representations have been made to retell, relate and reflect upon the difficult journeys made by these immigrants. The novel, In the Skin of A Lion, by Canadian immigrant and author Michael Ondaatje, has been noted to be, “...the best story of the Macedonian voice in the building of Toronto’s Waterworks.” (Brouhl, 159....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje Immigration Book Review Analysis]

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Pericles

- Pericles was born in Athens to in an aristocratic family sometime around 493BC (Lewis). His father, Xanthippus, was a military leader in the battle of Mycale in 479BC who defeated the last vestiges of Xerxes’ fleet (Halsall). Pericles’ mother was Agariste was a member of the Alcmaeonid family (Lewis). Given that he was of aristocratic birth Pericles received his education from some of the greatest minds in Greece (Lewis). He was educated musically by Damon and philosophically by Zenon of Elea and Anaxagoras (Pericles (c....   [tags: Ancient History ]

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Granting Time Its Passage

- Granting Time Its Passage Many philosophers who support a four-dimensionalist metaphysics of things also conceive of experience as a state of a mind having temporal extension or existing as a momentary feature of the dimension of time. This essay shows that such a strict four-dimensionalism — suggested in works by D. M. Armstrong, Mark Heller, and David Lewis — cannot be correct, since it cannot allow for the passing of time that is essential to awareness. The argument demonstrates that the positing of any temporal process at all must compromise the strict four-dimensionalist view of the temporality of experience....   [tags: Endurantism Philosophy Papers]

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The Monk

- The Monk: A Rebellious Offspring of the Age of Reason Understanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and without some understanding of Augustan principles and their role in eighteenth-century thought it is difficult to understand the purposes of the Gothic revival, either in terms of history or in terms of the way in which it offered a new conception of the relations between man, nature and a supreme being....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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After life

- The afterlife, in many cases, sounds more magnificent than life as we know it. Beliefs about an afterlife are, in fact, beliefs and not perfectly accurate information. Having specific beliefs about a person’s destiny after death is a way for many people to cope with death and have a sense of closure. Ideas about the afterlife may vary greatly, but one thing all religions and cultures have in common is that they trust that their own specific beliefs are the only way. There is, and always will be, a broad range of views on the ideas of afterlife, from traditions as diverse as apocalyptic Judaism to Hellenistic religious culture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nat King Cole

- Nat "King" Cole Music is a universal language, a language that many can speak; however, one that only few can master. One of those masters was Nat &quot;King&quot; Cole. A true legend, Nat not only could carry a song with his voice, but also through his incredible skills with the piano. Today, Nat is most remembered for that soft, soothing and so powerful voice; however he is recognized as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all-time. The man today known as Nat &quot;King&quot; Cole was actually born in Nathaniel Adams Coles, in Montgomery, Alabama on March 17, 1917....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Undaunted Courage

- A Brief Look at Stephen E. Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Undaunted Courage is a very detailed account of what Ambrose considers the most important expedition in American history, Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the west. Ambrose attempts to project Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a country that stretches from sea to shining sea, of an open road to the west, of an “Empire of Liberty”. Ambrose repeatedly shows how important the expedition was to the United States and especially to Thomas Jefferson by giving examples of the powers given to Lewis by Jefferson in order to complete the expedition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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SNCC

- SNCC The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, was created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh in April 1960. SNCC was created after a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service. This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in college towns across the South. SNCC coordinated these sit-ins across the nation, supported their leaders, and publicized their activities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Manifest Destiny

- Introduction Many Americans in the early 1800s believed that it was the destiny of America to control all of the North American continent. This belief was called "Manifest Destiny." The term originated from a New York newspaper editorial of December 27, 1845, which declared that the nation's manifest destiny was "to over spread and to possess" the whole continent, to develop liberty and self-government to all. In the eyes of the Americans, it meant that it was God's will that Americans expand their territory from coast to coast....   [tags: Manifest Destiny Essays]

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Babbit

- Babbit The depressing tragedy known as Babbitt, by Lewis Sinclair, accurately portrays the convention of life in the 1920’s. Sinclair precisely evokes the conformity and orthodox life styles that shaped a growing culture. Man, in the 1920’s, is caught in a lifestyle where he is continually fed on what to think. Lewis cunningly explains the constraints of convention that plagued George Babbitt, and mocks society as a whole for its lack of liberal views. Babbitt throughout the novel seems to be trapped in a maze, and is told by “the machine” when to turn....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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