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Personal Note On Fear From Within

- Fear From Within On October 12, it was a chilly night here in Dallas. It was 4 A.M and I was accompanied with Hector and Terrance. Two friends I’ve gone way back with since middle school. Anyone our age who’s out that late is never up to no good. All three of us were past the legal curfew time, and I didn’t have a valid license to drive my car. It was getting late and to drop Terrance off home before my mom woke up the next morning. As we go through the mazes of roads in Richardson, we eventually give up and pull to the side....   [tags: English-language films, Mother, American films]

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Hell: United Yet Contrasted By Fear

- The fundamental ideals behind the afterlife have vastly changed between Grecco-Roman Tartarus and Christian afterlife; specifically pertaining to the idea of hell and punishment. While there are also essential commonalities between the two afterlife views, the adaptation that has occurred over time contrasts the two views harmoniously. Fear is the underlying theme that eventually connects yet juxtaposes the ideas of life after death. Hell threatens a peaceful life after death, it is abnormal where it is not tangible, and has horrifying views associated when referenced by the grotesque nature of punishment that some believe Hell provides....   [tags: Afterlife, Mythology, Religion]

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Should The General Population Fear Globalization?

- Take-Home Final Exam Juniata College EB 223 01 EB105: Int’l Economic Issues You must answer these questions: 1) Pick any two topics from this course that the public at large and economists have different opinions of. Why does this difference of opinion exist. Now describe any international economic topic covered in class that you think was glossed over, ignored or not paid sufficient attention to by the readings or by me. What are my profession (and me) missing. One topic that the general population and economists view differently is globalization....   [tags: International trade, Economics]

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Ray Bradbury's Fear of Modern Technology

- ... He later states, “Clearly, radio served as America’s most significant source of information and entertainment at the time the country entered World War II.” Radio and television have tuned more people in rather than newspapers. “Newspapers face serious challenges despite the convenience and extensive coverage they offer. Most of today’s citizens obtain their news from television viewing…At the same time, there is a growing trend toward obtaining news through the Internet” (Gardner). On the same note, television and the Internet have replaced newspapers for electoral information....   [tags: farenheit 451, e-books, tv, radio]

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My Life Is My Biggest Fear

- Ever wonder what your life would be like if you lost one of your parents. Growing up with a single mother losing my mom was always my biggest fear. Although growing up without a father figure in my life was challenging, overall it made me a stronger, more independent woman. The reality of never having that “daddy 's girl” bond hit me strongly at the age of six when my sisters and I were forced to talk to a family court specialist. I recall walking into the courthouse surrounded by people dressed in fancy suits and carrying briefcases....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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Instilling Fear Through Dirty Bombs

- People often associate the word bomb with the idea of a weapon of mass destruction, but in reality fear can be a weapon in of itself. Such is the case of the dirty bomb, it is a weapon aimed at instilling fear in the local population thus making it a weapon of mass disruption. The similarities between a dirty bomb and an improvised explosive device (IED) are remarkable. In our modern wars of Iraq, Afghanistan and several other theaters of operations the IED has been the weapon of choice for insurgents....   [tags: mass destruction, terrorists]

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Why We Should Fear University

- What stands out about American universities today. Is it the academic opportunities offered to students, experienced faculty, or strong sense of community. Or...perhaps they have lost their focus. It is not uncommon for universities to focus their efforts and budgets elsewhere; by building state of the art gyms, for example, remodeling luxury dorms, grooming campuses, or creating more management positions. College students and professors alike are subject to the nationally occurring changes in higher level education....   [tags: University, Higher education, Student, Academia]

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Why We Should Fear University

- A Modern College At traditional colleges today, students live on campus at some point of their academic career and one physically attends lectures. In “The Future of College?”, Graeme Wood reports Minerva College as an alternative to traditional colleges that eliminates the problems in higher education. Minerva is a revolutionary college that challenges the traditional way of learning by operating online and minimizing the traditional campus size. In “Why We Should Fear University Inc.,” Fredrik De Boer discusses the way colleges are mismanaged and has led to students feeling entitled to avoid discussions due to their feelings....   [tags: University, Higher education, Education, Student]

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Fear in Macbeth

- No Fear Fear motivates many people to act upon matters, right or wrong. This emotion has been important in many events in both works of literature, and in the real world. It has forced military geniuses into retreat, and influenced them to plan another method of attack. Fear can be both a positive and a negative acting force in one’s life, a quality that can motivate one to success as well as to downfall. In the play Macbeth fear was a major motivating factor in character’s actions. Macbeth was fearful of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done – this led to the murders that followed he killed King Duncan....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Causes of Fear

- Causes of Fear Fear was originally a developed sense that was supposed to guard us against things that may cause harm to our bodies. It was based on past experiences as well as that “gut feeling” or instinct. In today’s world a large amount of fear can be traced back to unreasonable paranoia aroused by the media and movies. These form of mass communication often stirs up many emotions about things like violence and plane crashes and other such rare events. People become so accustomed to seeing it that they think it’s a common occurrence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fear of Terrorism

- Fear of Terrorism Since the events of 9/11, we in the Western World have finally gotten ourselves in tune with the most basic and vital of human instincts: fear. From the beginning of time, as we cocooned ourselves in our cave dwellings (early precursor of the gated community), and trembled at the prospect of roving sabre toothed tigers, passing storms, and even clouds crossing the face of the moon, fear has been our constant companion. It has been fear of one kind and another that has been responsible for all of the wars, laws and technological developments that have shaped and guided our great civilizations....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Culture of Fear

- Culture of Fear Culture of Fear, by Frank Furedi, is a book that looks at how widespread fear impacts Western cultures like the United States and Great Britain. Frank Furedi believed that society tends to panic too much, as we actually enjoy "an unprecedented level of safety." I admit that Frank Furedi's novel is based upon a novel concept, and an interesting one at that. However, Frank Furedi comes off to me as little more than a fear monger and an intellectual elitist. His book, to me, seems redundant more often than not....   [tags: Frank Furedi Western Culture Essays]

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Metaphors of Fear

- Metaphors of Fear “Resistance to science is born of fear. Fear, in turn, is bred by ignorance. And it is ignorance that is our deepest malady.” (Lunsford 241) This quote from “Enemies of Promise”, by Michael Bishop, clearly illustrates why people are so opposed to scientific progress. The fear of the unknown causes chaos, and begins people on a downward spiral of misinformed conclusions opposing scientific discovery until no logical thought remains. Leaving nothing but pure fear to cause people to blurt out phrases such as, “those people are bringing DNA into my neighborhood.” People’s fears are unfortunately a very profitable target....   [tags: Science Scientific Papers]

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Perspectives on Fear

- “At the University of California at Irvine, experiments in rats indicate that the brain’s hormonal reaction to fear can be inhibited, softening the formation of memories and the emotions they evoke” (Baard). Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. I lie in bed for hours while my mind churns through endless streams of fragmented thoughts and memories, bits of brain matter that I do not have time for in my waking life. I have tried the homeopathic remedies. I drink “calming” teas, take showers, and inhale scents advertised to promote sleep and relaxation....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Fear of Polio

- Fear Of The Unknown GMO Products Parents and children today may have no memory of the dreaded disease called polio, which struck both young and old by the score from the 1930s to the 1950s. School children and parents were as frightened of polio as they were of nuclear bomb attacks on the United States. When the polio vaccine was finally discovered, people all over America were inoculated. Still, there were scores of people who did not trust doctors, did not like the use of needles – and some who even feared that the vaccine would give their child polio....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great Fear

- Times change and people come and go, but fear is a constant, and in “The Great Fear” by J. Ronald Oakley, he describes the wave of fear that occurred in the 1950s. In 1692, the townspeople of Salem were scared into believing that they were among witches, and in 1950’s the “Red” Scare destroyed thousands of peoples lives that were accused of being Communists. Those accused in both witch hunts were put on trial, and while many were killed in Salem, the Red Scare had blacklisted those persecuted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Conquering of Fear

- Conquering of Fear For as long as I could remember I have had a chronic fear of crashes at high speeds and that my best friend Joseph has never feared anything. He would jump off the Eiffel Tower if he got the chance. On the day that I would finally conquer my fear I was in the back seat of Joseph’s uncle’s Ford Expedition with the whole seat to myself. If I were to turn my head around I would see the large speeder boat the car was pulling behind it. We were on our way to the Delta Marina. Our plan was to go tubing in the water....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Lord of the Flies: Fear of the Unknown

- A distressing emotion aroused by impending evil and pain, whether the threat is real or imagined is described as fear. Fear is what William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies encompasses. By taking three major examples from the novel, fear will be considered on different levels: Simon’s having no instance of fear, Ralph’s fear of isolation on the island, and Jack’s fear of being powerless. Fear can make people behave in ways that are foreign to them, whether their fear is real or imagined. In response to fear, people may act defensively by attacking, fear can either stop one from doing something, or it can make one behave in an irrational erratic manner....   [tags: William Golding]

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Importance of Fear in The Lord of the Flies

- Importance of Fear in The Lord of the Flies       The boys in the book, The Lord of the Flies, are controlled by their fear of the beast.  This fear is not of the beast itself, but of the unknown. It comes from not knowing whether or not a beast exists.   The children start as one united group.  They are a community in their own.  Slowly, rules started to get broken, individuals began to leave, and the group broke apart.  The one thing that causes this break-up is the beast. The beast means different things to everyone, but each boy is afraid of it....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Essays]

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Fear In Lord Of The Flies

- Fear is a driving force in The Lord of the Flies. How does fear in all of its forms influence the boy's attitudes and behaviours. One of many prominent themes in William Golding's novel, the Lord of the Flies, is Fear. From the very first chapter, until the last, fear plays an important role in this text. It is the only thing, which stops the boys from acting rationally at times, from questioning curious circumstances and it physically hindered so many of the boys, so many times. The active role of fear in Lord of the Flies, was intentionally used by Golding, because he knew what images it would create....   [tags: William Golding]

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Fear in The Lord of the Flies

- Fear in The Lord of the Flies In The Lord of the Flies, fear is the cause of all destruction and violence, which leads to savagery, and disobeying of human morals. Throughout the entire book fear is what drives these young innocent boys into savagery, and what also pulls most of them away from expectable human behavior. Without the normal rules of society helping to guide them, they become disoriented with the new surroundings, therefore freighting them into savage ways. After the traumatic plane crash the boys became frightened because their world of comfort was no longer visible, and a dark scary place awaited their arrival....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of the Amygdala in Fear and Panic

- The Role of the Amygdala in Fear and Panic The definition of fear has proved to be an elusive mystery plaguing scientists. While there is much agreement as to the physiological effects of fear, the neural pathways and connections that bring upon these effects are not well understood. From the evolutionary standpoint, the theory is that fear is a neural circuit that has been designed to keep the organism alive in dangerous situations (1). How does it all work. Learning and responding to stimuli that warn of danger involves neural pathways that send information about the outside world to the amygdala, which in turn, determines the significance of the stimulus and triggers emotional responses...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Fear in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth    The Tremendous Power of Fear Fear motivates us to do many things, whether they are right or wrong.  In the play Macbeth, fear was the main motivation that influenced the outcome of the play. This can be proved by the subsequent murders after Duncan's. Why were these committed. Macbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done.  Also, look at Lady Macbeth. The constant washing of her hands, sleepwalking, and other behavior like this is done out of fear....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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The Importance of Fear in The River Warren

- The Importance of Fear in The River Warren        In Kent Meyers' The River Warren, the reader can detect many examples of symbolism. The basic theme throughout the novel focuses on the river. The River Warren, in its past and present state, means different things to each character in the novel. Many important scenes take place on the river and its banks emphasizing its importance. As the river winds through the land around Cloten in the story, its symbol winds through the lives of the characters and the lives of readers....   [tags: River Warren Essays]

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Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Fear motivates us to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong. In Macbeth fear was the main motivating factor and in the end fear influenced the outcome of the play. All of Macbeth’s actions were done out of fear, not only fear of being caught but also fear of the witches’ prophecies. He was afraid that they might be true and tried at all costs to prevent them from happening. The whole play was inspired by fear and what it can do to a person....   [tags: Papers]

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Fear in Lord of the Flies

- Fear in Lord of the Flies In the novel the Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, fear is the cause of all of the problems that take place on the island. At first, the island is thought to be splendid and a paradise, but as the boys' stay on the island increases, so, too, do their fears. The boys soon become afraid of each other and soon after that the boys break up and fight because of the fear. The boys' original fears are of what they think are beasts. "Then people started getting frightened" (Golding, 88)....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Essays]

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St. Benidict And Fear Of The L

- St. Benedict and the Fear of the Lord Throughout the ancient world the God's were something that people loved and hated. They did have a certain fear from their gods, but it wasn't like that kind of fear of the Middle Ages. With Christianity coming into full stride, the mentality of the time was that God was something to be feared. This is something of importance, the middle ages are riddled with the fear of god and people spend their whole lives in that constant shadow. This is noticeable in our first reading....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fear and Loathing in the Creative Process

- Fear and Loathing in the Creative Process A student at Illinois Wesleyan University recently confessed to holding a morbid fear of parked cars. He said, “I’m terribly afraid one of them will roll right over me” (Hamel). The actual odds of a parked car suddenly rolling over him are extremely slim; however, that does not alleviate his fears. It takes this poor boy a great amount of personal will power just to walk across a street where there are parked cars. As senseless as a fear of parked cars may be, people constantly allow their lives to be manipulated through fears....   [tags: essays papers]

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Fear and Cowardice in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth:  Fear and Cowardice   William Shakespeare's great tragedy, Macbeth is a play based more on character than deed. The play is a journey along the life of Macbeth, beginning at the apex of his career and following him to his demise. The cause of this sudden deterioration has been debated for centuries. Some attribute Macbeth's quick degeneration to ambition. Although Macbeth is not lacking in ambition, this is not the essential element that causes his demise. It is fear that permeates Macbeth--utter cowardice drives his will into sinful acts resulting in regression....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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The Effects of Fear on the Society

- The Effects of Fear on the Society Economics of population is, at its simplest, the study of a distribution of resources. As demographic and environmental factors change, the careful balance of supply and demand becomes altered. This change in the distribution of resources is usually a slow developing process, as rising fertility rates or environmental waste can decade by decade create a greater imbalance between what is available for consumption and what is needed for survival. Still, sudden unexpected events sometimes arise that greatly disrupt the environmental balance....   [tags: Economics 911 september 11 Essays Papers]

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Fear In The House Of Usher : E

- The Fear in the House of Usher The short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, uses a rational first person narrator to illustrate the strange effects the house has on the three characters within it. Everything about the house is dark and supernaturally evil, and appears to convey some fear that is driving its occupants insane. The narrator enters the story as a man with a lot of common sense and is very critical of the superstitious Usher, but he himself senses these same powers only he tries to escape the reality of the phenomena by reasoning or focusing on something else....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ablutophobia: The Fear of Washing and Bathing

- Ablutophobia The Fear of Washing or Bathing Ablutophobia, defined as the fear of washing, bathing and cleaning is an intense fear that poses no or little danger. Just thinking about bathing could cause a number of symptoms such as: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or even an anxiety attack....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Most Common Fear Children Have Growing Up

- A great majority of society feared the monster under the bed or in the closet. Perhaps they were just afraid of the dark and the weird noises when home alone. Those are common fears that children have growing up. What is fear. Does everyone have fear. Does fear control one’s life. Can fear be controlled. Fear is something everyone experiences in life. Fear is a part of life. According to the Oxford Dictionary, “fear is an unpleasant emotion triggered by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat”....   [tags: Emotions, Feelings, Rational, Irrational]

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Importance of Fear in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Importance of Fear in Macbeth Fear motivates many to act upon matters, be they right or wrong. In the play Macbeth it was fear that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play. Macbeth was fearful of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done – this led to the murders that followed after the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth's actions were also driven by fear of the witches' prophecies - he was afraid they would come true and tried to stop them from happening....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Fear

- FEAR ?@ Recently, earthquakes have hit many places like, Kobe, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan. Moreover, some scientists predict that a huge earthquake will hit the Tokai area and it will have enough power to destroy the Tokyo area. I fear earthquakes for 3 reasons: anticipation of disaster, being on the point of death in the rubble, and becoming injured or sick. First, when any size earthquake hits, even a small one, I feel fear because my mind says, ?gSomeday there will be huge earthquake?h....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter

- Patriotism and Fear in The Scarlet Letter Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards are both spectacular speakers and have the ability to influence a crowd. Henry uses his ability of persuasion to sway the Virginia House of Burgesses. Edwards uses persuasion to give a sermon directed toward sinners and natural men. Henry and Edwards have many parallels and variations in their works. One can distinguish the similarities and differences between Patrick Henry and Jonathan Edwards in the purpose, repetition, and rhetoric of their writings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Music Industry's Fear of the MP3

- Corporate Fear of the MP3 The mp3 audio format is widely championed as the new great leveling format in the music business and the savior of local and unknown performers in the face of conglomerate-owned record labels, portrayed as giant, bloated entities who fear and despise the new format and seek to curtail its popularity and accessibility. In reality, the mp3 format is no different than previous innovations in portable recorded music software -- vinyl, cassette tapes, or compact discs all improve on their predecessors in sound quality and portability -- the mp3's novelty is its extreme accessibility, and once a conglomerate fully realizes the potential with which to exploit the new medi...   [tags: Media Delivery Digital Music]

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Fear

- Fear The poem “Fear” by Gabriela Mistral, dramatizes the conflict between a mother and her fear of her child growing up. The mother is the speaker in this poem. The mother is frightened of her child growing up and not needing her as much as she does as a child. In stanza 1 line 1 it says, “I do not want them to turn my child into a swallow”. The swallow symbolizes a bird leaving the nest. The mother is fearful of her daughter growing up and moving out. This line is repeated in line 7. The mother refers to “them” when she talks of who is going to change her she is referring to society....   [tags: essays papers]

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Tension and Fear in Great Expectations

- Discuss how Dickens creates tension and fear in the early chapters of Great Expectations. There is a lot of tension and fear created by Charles Dickens throughout the early Chapters of Great Expectations. In Chapter 1 tension is started off when Philip known as Pip hadn’t seen his parents of any kind, Charles Dickens stated that in 1960 - 1961 they never had photographs of any kind, therefore Pip didn’t even know what his parents looked like. Pip was able to see his parent’s tombstones; the shape of the letters on his father’s grave gave him an odd feeling that his father was a square, stout, dark man with curly black hair....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Crucible - fear and suspicion

- In the Crucible, Arthur Miller shows us how fear and suspicion can destroy a community. As the play develops, Miller shows us how fear and suspicion increase and destroy the community. Throughout the play it becomes apparent that the community gets more and more divided as time goes on. In the beginning there were arguments about ownership of land between some of the villagers. As the story progresses people fear for their own safety and begin accusing their neighbours of witchcraft in order to escape being hanged....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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The American Fear of Being Sued

- The American Fear of Being Sued Something basic has been stolen from American life. We have lost much of our individual freedom due to the theft in our society. Our thieves come in the form of "sue happy" Americans. Doctors are paranoid, teachers are weakened and religious consultation is decreased. You would have to be a fool to say what you really think in the workplace. Increasingly, people believe that they cannot make a difference. Today, the medical industry has been transformed. Doctors must live by a different code of ethics other than their oath....   [tags: Papers]

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Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap

- Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap The usual signification of the French feminist's "gap" transformed by Jack Bushnell from silent entrapment to a meaning that signifies the "gap" as that which frees the other and allows for the generation of a voice of the other's own Circus of the Wolves. The famous masculine--self and feminine--other opposition will be freely utilized with the man and the circus representing the former and Kael and nature the latter. Gaps appear literally and figuratively throughout the text and with each appearance its meaning slowly, slowly, alters in the previously stated manner....   [tags: In the Damp and Dark Gap]

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Fear and Suspense in A Single Shot

- Fear and Suspense in A Single Shot      Matthew F. Jones' novel A Single Shot is a disturbing tale of one man's unfortunate mistake and the hellish consequences it brings him. John Moon, in need of money to support his estranged wife Moira and their infant son Nolan, sets out early one morning to hunt an impressive buck he has recently spotted grazing near his mountain home. Having weighed the value of the deer meat against the thousand dollars in fines and two months in jail he can expect to serve if caught shooting the animal out of season on state land, he decides it is worth the risk....   [tags: Single Shot Essays]

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Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

- Fear and Misery in the Third Reich On the 6th October 2005 I went to see a production of ‘Fear and Misery in the Third Reich’ by Bertiot Brecht at the Markova Theatre. The production was performed by the Watford Palace travelling theatre company. During the performance once performance really did surprise me. It was the performance of the ‘Jewish Woman’performed by Sarah Stanley. The reason I found this a very surprising performance was that I was incredibly moved by her performance....   [tags: Papers]

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Fear of Failure in The Catcher In The Rye

- Fear of Failure in The Catcher In The Rye       Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher In The Rye, feels that he needs to protect people around him, because he failed to protect his brother Allie from death. Holden feels that he has to care for those close to him. He watches over Jane, Phoebe, and even Mrs. Murrow when he meets her on the train. Holden tries to shield these people from distress. He does not want to fail anyone else.   Returning back home from getting kicked out of Pencey, Holden meets the mother of Ernest Murrow, a classmate of his, on the train....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays]

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Fear in Crane's The Blue Hotel

- Fear in Crane's The Blue Hotel Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel" is, according to Daniel Weiss, "an intensive study of fear." The story uses a game to show how fear unravels itself. He also discusses inner fears as opposed to fears existing in reality, and the ways that they bring each other about in this short story. Weiss begins by pointing out how Crane used the stereotypical 1890's American West as his setting. The Swede comes to the Blues Hotel with the assumption that he will witness, if not be involved in, robberies and murders....   [tags: Blue Hotel Essays]

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The Importance of Fear in Hamlet

- The Importance of Fear in Hamlet       Fear plays an important role in Shakespeare's tragic play, Hamlet. Within the play, the main character, Hamlet, attempts to overcome his fear and fulfill his father's revenge. Hamlet's apprehension toward death prevents him from carrying out the murder of Claudius. Although confrontation with death is avoided for as long as possible, Hamlet comes to recognize his weakness, and faces this anxiety.   Displaying an 'antic disposition', Hamlet first attempts to side step his trepidation by feigning madness....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet]

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Fear and Control of the Unknown

- Throughout history many communities have been persecuted for being different from the general public. Society has often forced these unique individuals to assimilate or be constrained because of the public's fear and anxiety of the unknown. Such insecurities led to the mistreatment and restraint of both the slaves as portrayed in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and the mental patients in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. One of the most apparent and important themes in both One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is control....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail

- Fear and Loathing On The Campaign Trail ’72 was a book about a writer for the Rolling Stone and his coverage of the presidential elections in 1972. These elections were between the incumbent Republican, President Richard Nixon and the Senator from South Dakota, George McGovern. The election of 1972 saw McGovern come out of the democratic National Convention over Senators Muskie and Humphrey but only to lose to the incumbent president Richard Nixon. Hunter S. Thompson writes about the Election of 1972 from December 1971, before any primaries, to December 1972 after Nixon has won the election....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Atmosphere of Fear and Tension in Rebecca

- Atmosphere of Fear and Tension in Rebecca Shy ladies' companion is staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer when she meets the wealthy George Fortescu Maximillian 'Maxim' de Winter. Max is still troubled over the death of his first wife Rebecca, who was killed in a boating accident the year before. She and Max fall in love and get married. They return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall. The second Mrs. De Winter meets the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers and discovers that Rebecca still has a strange hold on Manderley....   [tags: Papers]

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Fear of Polio in the 1950s

- Fear of Polio in the 1950s Paralytic poliomyelitis, "polio", held a reign of terror over this nation for decades. But unless you were born before 1955, polio may seem to be just another ephemeral disease that has been nonexistent for years. Those born before 1955 remember having a great fear of this horrible disease which crippled thousands of once active, healthy children. This disease had no cure and no identified causes, which made it all the more terrifying. People did everything that they had done in the past to prevent the spread of disease, such as quarantining areas, but these tactics never seemed to work....   [tags: Disease Illness]

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Heart, Mind and Fear in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

- Fear is an emotion that negatively influences people to shy away from their plans. Throughout the novel, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, many characters are overcome with fear and more specifically, the fear of loss and fear of the future. Coelho repeatedly shows that by conquering these fears, people are freed from the bounds of fear and therefore willing to take action on their dreams. To begin with, the fear of losing beloved things or people presents people with dilemmas that influence the continuation of their journey and they can only bypass these dilemmas by getting rid of the fear altogether....   [tags: dream, conquer, encourage]

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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

- Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers....Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw eit...   [tags: Film Movie Movies Films Las Vegas Essays]

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Fear Is A Powerful Motivator And Ruthless Governor Of Thought And Emotion

- Fear is a powerful motivator and ruthless governor of thought and emotion; it is used as a tool by society in order to control behavior, and often times, paves a path towards vulnerable and thoughtless conduct. Much to the regret of society, the dark face of fear is an unavoidable phenomenon, which can be found in all of life’s domains. For instance, politicians run campaigns where fears are created in order to manipulate the masses to believe that they are the solution. By the same token, companies abuse society’s insecurities and create fear through advertising campaigns, while, journalists illustrate fear and wrongfully form and influence public opinion....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy tale, Sociology]

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Living with the Extreme Fear Created by Anxiety Disorders

- ... 1073). Animal phobias include fear of specific animals, like fear of rats, fear of spiders, and fear of dogs. Natural environment phobias involve fear of heights, fear of water, fear of the dark, fear of storms, and many others. Blood-injection-injury phobias include fear of injury, fear of blood, fear of needles, and other medical procedures. On the other hand, examples of situational phobias – fears triggered by specific situations – include fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of bridges, among many others (Smith et al., 2013)....   [tags: mental, phobia, treatment]

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Measuring Safety & Fear of Being Victimized on College Campuses

- Measuring Safety & Fear of Being Victimized on College Campuses Introduction This study attempts to measure the fear of crime on the campus of mainly the University of New Mexico and other campuses across the nation. I attempt to explore the fear of crime from a student’s perspective. This research will enhance the research that has been done on the issues and topics of fear and crime on college campuses. This study will measure the level of perceived risk by taking into consideration various variables such as demographics, routines, and prior experiences with victimization....   [tags: university of new mexico, literature]

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Fear and Loathing in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Fear and Loathing in Hamlet When you hear the excuse, " My environment made me do it." You expect to hear it from A former gang member on an early morning talk show. But to hear it from Hamlet requires a double take. I think that Prince Hamlet was a victim of the people around him. I.E. Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Polonius, Laertes, Gertrude, and Claudius. I will start off by telling you why Claudius is involved in Hamlet's destruction. The first time is in Act I, scene 2, line's 109-117....   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays]

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Is Digital Cash Something To Fear?

- Is Digital Cash Something To Fear. I. INTRODUCTION In today's society, cash is quickly becoming obsolete. The vast majority of transactions can now be completed without cash. If a person has direct deposit, they can directly deposit their paycheck into their bank account. Using their home computer, that person can pay their monthly bills electronically by using a third-party bill paying system authorized by their bank. Credit cards, once reserved for major purchases, are now accepted at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, pay phones, and coffee shops....   [tags: Digital Cash Money Essays]

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Abbey, And His Fear Of Progress

- Abbey, and His Fear of Progress Edward Abbey The day that the gray jeep with the U.S. Government decal and "Bureau of Public Roads" on it, Edward Abbey knew that progress had arrived. He had foreseen it, watching other parks like his, fall in the face of progress. He knew that hordes of people and their "machines" would come (Abbey 50-51). Most people see progress as a good thing. Abbey proclaims. "I would rather take my chances in a thermonuclear war than live in such a world (Abbey 60)." "Prog-ress n....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Abbey, And His Fear Of Progress

- Abbey, and His Fear of Progress The day that the gray jeep with the U.S. Government decal and "Bureau of Public Roads" on it, Edward Abbey knew that progress had arrived. He had foreseen it, watching other parks like his, fall in the face of progress. He knew that hordes of people and their "machines" would come (Abbey 50-51). Most people see progress as a good thing. Abbey proclaims. "I would rather take my chances in a thermonuclear war than live in such a world (Abbey 60)." "Prog-ress n. forward motion or advance to a higher goal; an advance; steady improvement (Webster's)." Is progress really all of that....   [tags: Progress Technology Innovation]

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Fear And Its Effect On Someone 's Life

- Fear is an emotion that expresses from a person to be afraid and worried of something or someone. It can lead to an impact on someone’s life and the emotion has the ability to control of how a person behaves. Fear can affect a person by their decisions, communication, productivity, and physical abilities. Fear has the ability to control a person’s decision by the consequences and how it will effect in the future. The fear of decision, or decidophobia, can be a sign of depression by having a thought of making the wrong choices and suffering the consequences....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Communication, Psychology]

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From Fear to Love: Motivations in the Christian Search for God

- With weary eyes, wretched souls, and wounded hearts, people pray to God for deliverance. Throughout salvation history, in times of suffering, grief, and strife, fear motivates people to seek refuge in God. Simultaneously, love inspires people to remain steadfast in God, trusting that, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian 80). Both fear and love dynamically shape the Christian search for God. The following essay will, firstly, examine how Israel’s state of fear and oppression in Exodus, in contrast with John’s assurance of love, shapes understandings of God; secondly, explore how fear “pushes” and love “pulls” Augustine closer to God; thi...   [tags: augustine, Martin Luther]

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The Fear Within the Boys in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- “The thing is – fear can’t hurt you any more than a dream” (“William Golding quotes.”). Fear lives to haunt and torment the person to a point of destruction and can be within everyone. Although a person is able to overcome fear, it is still very dangerous because it affects the person as well as everyone and everything around. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys are all so overwhelmed by fear that the island starts to recede into a state damaged beyond repair. In this case, Jack’s fear of not being leader originally starts to affect him, but it gradually starts to affect Ralph, and the rest of the boys....   [tags: ralph, piggy, destruction]

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The Power of Fear in The Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- The Power of Fear Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The power of fear can lead to one’s destruction. In Chinua Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart, he uses fear to demonstrate the evolution of the protagonist- Okonkwo. Achebe uses conflict, irony to demonstrate the influential aspect of fear in his well-known novel which is examined by Robert Bennett in a literary criticism. Achebe uses internal conflict within his protagonist to demonstrate the power of fear....   [tags: literary criticism, okonkwo]

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Salem Witch Trials And Religious Extremism, Fear, And Delusion

- The unknown in the universe makes humans uncomfortable. Throughout history, people have emerged with answers to mind-boggling universal life questions. Why do humans exist. Are supernatural forces real. How was the earth created. People have attempted to answer these questions with science, theories, and most of all religion. But humans don’t always get the answer to the mind-boggling universal questions right. Salem’s colonial witch trials were horrific examples of religion encouraged by fear of the unknown and imagination....   [tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Puritan]

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Media and Fear of Crime

- The mass media is a vehicle for delivering information and to entertain. But implications that the media do more harm than good concerning its practices and its effects on the public. The two main categories of mass media are print media and electronic media. Although they overlap in some areas, they differ mostly in the subject matter they cover and in their delivery methods. Research had been conducted in using both these forms to gauge the impact that each one has on the public. Print media tends to be more factual based whereas electronic media tend to focus more on visual aids to help relay the information....   [tags: Media TV Crime Television Essays]

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Fear of Science and Technology

- Fear of Science and Technology Traditionally, most people think of science in form of physics, chemistry, biology. They might also include the social science , anthropology, economics, psychology, and sociology as a branch of science. In truth, within each of these fields have emerged a new subdivision of science which continue emerging at present time and in future rapidly. Science branches are being vaster in every moments of our life; Science has come one of the dominant force in our time. By a glance in our environment, we immediately will notice that every aspect of our life has been touched by science and its leading role in our world....   [tags: Research Essays]

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Discrimination of the LGBT Community: Religion, Fear and Unnaturalness

- I grew up in a semi-religious but open household and have a lot of religious fanatics on certain sides of my dad’s family. Though, I still never officially came out of the closet to the rest of the family, I’ve stated gender means nothing in love multiple times or that I don’t care about a person’s gender or previous gender. I know for a fact I would be shunned away from certain parts of family because of my outlook on love. My story isn’t as bad as some families get. Teens are thrown out on the street because they like the same-sex or relentless bullying from peers or family leaves suicide as the only option young teens can think of....   [tags: gender stereotypes and beliefs]

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The Role of Fear Depicted in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

- The play “The Crucible” is an allegory for the McCarthyism hysteria that occurred in the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s. Arthur Miller’s play “the crucible” and the McCarthyism era demonstrates how fear can begin conflict. The term McCarthyism has come to mean “the practice of making accusations of disloyalty”, which is the basis of the Salem witch trials presented in Arthur Miller’s play. The fear that the trials generate leads to the internal and external conflicts that some of the characters are faced with, in the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis]

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Fear and Courage in To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is an excellent story that gives a profound meaning to many essences in life. The story showcases many cases of great qualities such as fear and courage. Also this book contains characters with impressive personalities, but in contrast there are many characters with poor qualities and personalities. Back in the 30s, when a negro faced a white man in a courtroom, the white man will win whether he is lying or not. This would give many negros tons of fear. In addition to this book, there is a lot of mystery within the story....   [tags: Bravery, Novel, Discrimination]

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We Should Not Fear Cloning

- We Should Not Fear Cloning   With the successful cloning of animals, many people have reacted with frightening and usually uninformed ideas about what cloning is and what researchers hope to achieve through it. Many wish to ban all cloning without even looking at the positive things that cloning will be able to provide for us in the future and with continued research. Like any new technology, people are at first afraid, but this is no excuse to abandon research that could one day save millions of people through cloned organs or give an alternative and safe means of reproduction to sterile couples....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Fear is a Poor Teacher

- Fear is a Poor Teacher I dipped my face into the frigid water, able to see somewhat clearly with my mask on. The water was so cold I felt every drop of icy ocean water squirming through my wetsuit. We were a few hundred feet from the shore, bobbing in the water like giant fishing lures. I thought back to my dive training and forced myself to believe what I was told. You're going to love this, it will change your life forever. You will never be the same, resonated through my head. These were the words my gray-haired, 60-year-old, diving instructor said exactly one week ago....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Fear is the Path to the Dark Side in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... While being questioned by Hale, Abigail fears for her life and tries to push the blame onto Tituba. Tituba falsely confesses to dealing with the devil and scapegoats numerous other people, allowing fear to win once again. Seeing a way out Abigail and her friends start blaming more and more innocent people. However, the scapegoating does not stop at Abigail, as every accused “witch” is forced to falsely accuse both themselves and the people around them under the fear of death. The city of Salem is driven by fear....   [tags: diabolical, sacrifice, innocent]

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A Fear of Death: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum

- Death is unavoidable no matter the circumstances. However, how one dies, that is a subject of the unknown. In the end, if one had the choice of how to die, the decisions could fluctuate between countless possibilities. It is a natural human instinct to fear death because of the unknown and Edgar Allan Poe does not deny this claim. In Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum, the narrator of the story is tormented in a prison during the Spanish Inquisition; this fear of death is created from natural human instincts....   [tags: Psychological Process, Dream State]

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Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence

- Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence Fear is created not by the world around us, but in the mind, by what we think is going to happen. Why is it that in almost all of the movies starring cyborgs, the cyborgs are either inherently evil or the cause of trouble. We human beings seem to have a problem with the idea of a person enhanced with technology, or a robot enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Norbert Wiener, a mathematician, coined the term cybernetics . Although many of his idea's are still used today, Wiener himself began to second guess the value of his work....   [tags: Papers]

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Fear of Change Illustrated in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- Some people hide from change thinking that it will never find them, but change is happening all around, whether it is the seasons or how people think and act things change. Sometimes though, as quickly as the world changes, there are people and things that may not change with everything else. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are people who refuse to acknowledge the world changing around them and try to reverse the changes that have already occurred. Two of these people afraid of changes are Bob Ewell and Walter Cunningham....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Freedom From Fear By Aung Sun Suu Kyi

- In “Freedom from Fear” Aung Sun Suu Kyi focused on clarifying that fear is what corrupts a person and eventually a nation, not power itself. She declared that “Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” Being an activist made her appearance stronger because of the fact that she is writing about how fear is what degrades society while she’s facing house arrest, and she does not allow the obstacles to stand in her way. That added character to her demeanor as a writer, especially in this piece....   [tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Aung San, House arrest]

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Personal Narrative- Fear of Technology

- Personal Narrative- Fear of Technology My grandmum spoke for us all that Christmas when she opened her gift from my aunt and uncle. She only half-unwrapped the box before launching it at my father across the room, crabbing “Now what in the hell am I supposed to do with THIS?” She proceeded to sulk, the way only my eighty-year-old gram can, arms crossed, lips pursed, but laughing the whole time despite herself. My aunt and uncle had done the extreme disservice of buying my gram an answering machine....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Racism is Ignorance and Fear

- Racism is Ignorance and Fear            Racism is really another word for ignorance. It's another way of saying that nature should have had only one type of flower or tree. It's another way of looking at the world with your eyes closed to diversity and change. Racism is another word for fear. Fear of the unknown is understandable, of course, and for many of us those of different races and creeds are the great unknown. Most of us are brought up in a particular environment with a particular type of people....   [tags: Racism Race Discrimination Essays]

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Fear in the Great Depression

- Fear in the Great Depression We have every reason to believe that fear played an important role in the Great Depression. I would not go as far as to say that it caused it; it is more analogous to the fuel that fed a tiny flame into the conflagration, it exacerbated it, but did not cause it. Nor do I believe that the depression is in any way caused by the stock market crash. The crash was merely a symptom of a failing economy, not the cause....   [tags: Papers]

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