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Fear in Cellar Stairs

- Fear in Cellar Stairs        Poetry is about emotion -- not only the emotion displayed in the many layers  of a poem's language, but also the emotional layers created in the reader.   Some poetry can be light and happy, other poetry can be ecstatic and ethereal;    and at the opposite extreme, poetry can be dark and downright threatening. Such     a poem is "Cellar Stairs" by the contemporary poet Thomas Lux.              "It's rickety down to the dark," states the first line. The poem starts out with  an image of darkness, compounded by the feeling of instability ("rickety")....   [tags: Cellar Stairs Essays]

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Theodore Roethke's Root Cellar

- Theodore Roethke's "Root Cellar"      Theodore Roethke was raised in Michigan, where cities and towns are woven with lakes, streams, and rivers. This atmosphere gave Roethke a “mystical reverence for nature,” (McMichael, 1615) and allowed him to take a grotesque image and transform it into natural magnificence. A great example of this is Roethke’s poem “Root Cellar.” The poem describes a cellar, which most people would consider to be a death-baring, cold place. Instead, Roethke gives the dungeon life and enchantment....   [tags: Root Cellar Theodore Roethke Essays]

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The Cellar - Original Writing

- The Cellar - Original Writing During one boring December afternoon, I decided to wrap some of my Christmas presents. I found everything I needed, except for the wrapping paper and I soon came to the conclusion that it must have been placed in the cellar when I had recently moved. Eager to get the wrapping paper, I made my way to the cellar. What happened next I will never forget: I reached the bottom stair, and squinted my eyes to try and get accustomed to the darkness that enveloped the room....   [tags: Papers]

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A Gate At The Stairs

- Throughout the books, A Gate at the Stairs, We Need New Names, and Towelhead, each of the characters coming of age moments show major similarities and differences but in the end, they were all taught the same lesson. These experiences taught them how to handle life and the uncomfortable situations that may follow. In the book, A Gate at the Stairs, Tassie has many coming of age moments that she never expected would happen. Tassie’s first big change is when she chooses to leave home and go to college....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Education, Mother]

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The Next Flight Of Stairs

- The next flight of stairs includes establishing morals. Now that a solid foundation has been created with values and principles, it is time to determine between right and wrong. Morals are ideals that help us decipher between right and wrong. Throughout life people grow up and experience things, which allow them to develop a moral sense. This experience is referred to as socialization. Morals act as simple ideals that set apart right and wrong. They also act as a “rule of thumb when appraising a situation” (Cooper,1998 p....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Virtue, Philosophy of life]

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The Hart Cellar Act The United Nations

- Due to the Hart Cellar Act the United Nations became a unique country. The years following the act’s passage diversity grew exponentially. The nation became the true definition of a melting pot, as individuals poured in from Africa, Asia, South America and Central America. The public often enjoys highlighting the negative impacts of the increased immigration. Yes, one cannot acknowledge immigration without bringing up a few drawbacks, but the positive impacts, advancements, and growth of the nation surpasses the negative impacts....   [tags: United States, Hispanic and Latino Americans]

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Movie Analysis : ' The Stairs Of Basement Morning '

- INT. STAIRS OF BASEMENT-AFTERNOON BETH, 16, petite with black hair tied in a bun is walking down the stairs to her empty basement. Her phone begins to ring and the theme of X-Files sounds off. She reaches the bottom of the stairs and takes out her phone from her sweatshirt pocket. She slides her phone open. A text message is floating on the film screen. It reads, From: Katy (heart emoji) (bear emoji) ​​Hey Beth, I know you haven 't responded to my text messages or calls but, how are you. I know you 're moving today, good luck....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Bedroom, Black hair]

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Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs

- Investigation of a Relationship Between Stairs In this project I am going to investigate the relationship between different stairs placed in different places in a number square, which is numbered from one to one hundred. I will be trying to find a formula to get a total of any stair any place. Example 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 4...   [tags: Papers]

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Number Stairs: Totals and Positions

- Number Stairs: Totals and Positions When I have worked out the formulas for 5 different size stairs on 3 different grid sizes, I will go on to investigate the relationship between all of the formulas. From this I will be able to discover the ultimate formula that will allow me to work out any stair size on any size grid and in any position. As any other formula I will need to predict and prove it, to check that it is correct. But I also need to investigate if there is anywhere on the grid that my formula will not work....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sefton, Sitting On The Stairs, Felt Useless And Out Of Place

- The Comparison of Sefton & Ben “Sefton, sitting on the stairs, felt useless and out of place.” (Evenson 2). This quote is referring to one of the main characters, Sefton, in the short story by Brian Evenson, “Anskan House”. Even though we don’t know much about Sefton and his character, we are still able to feel the emotions of Sefton and understand a little bit more about his personally. On a more direct note, as the story unfolds Sefton 's character becomes even more clear to the reader and the audience....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Novel, Short stories]

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Descriptive Essay - The Old Root Cellar

- The Old Root Cellar Our summer trips to Colorado seemed to take forever. I was an eager four year old child who couldn't wait to get to my secret place. Every child has a special place: it might be a fort made out of sheets and couple of chairs, or maybe it's an easy chair that serves as a stage coach or a fighter plane. Maybe its a bed that becomes a ship protecting you from sharks. My special place was at my grandparents farm. My childhood was spent on military bases or in suburban neighborhoods....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Number Stairs

- Number Stairs Introduction I am going to investigate relationships between 3 step stairs on a ten by ten grid. I also intend to find algebraic expressions to link the 3 step stairs and there positions and totals. 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 3...   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair

- Investigating the Relationship Between the Stairs and the Position of the Step Stair We have been set a problem which is to investigate step stairs. Throughout this report I will be planning how to tackle the problem, break it down simpler into an equation. All the results will be put into tables so I can look for a pattern. I will then produce my own rule to use and test and justify it. The problem to which I am solving is creating my own rule to use to calculate the 3step-stair....   [tags: Papers]

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A Brief History of the Cellar Phone

- There have been many inventions that have served Americans, but very few have had an overall impact on the course of humanity as the cell phone. The history of cell phones has been compared to our discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel. This is partly due to its adaptability to many aspects of human life, as well as its mobility to influence and reach geographical areas that extend to global ones. Around the world, cell phones are used in schools, corporate conglomerates, even religious institutes....   [tags: mobile communication technology]

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"Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs.

- "Christopher' My mother and father shouted from down stairs. I jumped out of my bed and peered at my alarm clock. I was just bale to see it as I the darkness of the winter mornings had taken over my room. "Christopher" this time it was shouted louder. "I am up" I shouted back not quite as loud as I may have got in trouble. I could not be bothered to have a shower this morning so I just slipped on my clothes and headed for down stairs. As I was walking I had felt something rough pass under my feet....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Commen Elemements of Fiction

- Anyone that is well situated into the world of literature knows of the literacy genius Edgar Allen Poe. Most of Poe’s works do not have the slightest bit of joy or happiness in them. His literature mainly consists of a dark and gothic mood; mostly due to the fact that his actual life was worse than his stories. For those who have read a few of his stories or poems you might notice a similarity in plot. In his works“ The Cask of Amontillado,” “ The Black Cat,” and “ The Tell-Tale Heart,” there is clear similarity of plot between the three stories....   [tags: Literature ]

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Short Story - The Thud

- Short Story - The Thud The thud came again. Rose clicked the television on mute, straining her ear against the storm that splattered the roof with a mixture of rain and hail. The soft thump came from the basement, as though someone, or something, had knocked a book to the floor. Rose gripped the arms of the chair and cursed her husband for leaving her alone on a night like this, knowing she was fearful of storms, empty houses and prowlers, however imaginary they might be. She'd already lit every lamp and overhead light in the house, but they failed to dispel the damp, dreary feeling of impending doom....   [tags: Papers]

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The Frog Prince - Original Writing

- The Frog Prince - Original Writing She almost got away with it, she nearly did but one perky young prince caught the evil old witch as she was about to turn the towns food, which was stored in a great cellar under the castle, rotten. The boy was playing with his favourite toy, a simple bat with a ball on a string. When the string snapped and the ball went flying down the 151 stairs to the great cellar he was distraught. He could hear the ball bouncing off each step and getting further and further towards the town’s food supply....   [tags: Papers]

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Blood Stains The Candle Holder

- He stares silently as his father mercilessly beats his mother, he 's sure she 's gone numb from all the rapid hits he throws at her. His heart breaks, soon there will be nothing there to call a heart. He doesn 't think as quick as his actions do and when he finally realizes what has happened, it 's too late. Blood stains the candle holder, blood stains his clothes, the walls and the floor, blood stains all. His arms feel heavy and a sudden urge to ejaculate all the contents his stomach holds makes a presence, instead of stopping himself, he lets everything come out....   [tags: Mother, Family, Son, Blood]

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Fairy Tales: Changing with the Culture and Community

- Once upon a time, there was a literary genre commonly know as fairy tales. They were mystical and wonderful and a child’s fantasy. These fairy tales were drastically misunderstood throughout many centuries, however. They endured a hard life of constant changing and editing to fit what the people of that time wanted. People of our own time are responsible for some of the radical changes endured by this undeserved genre. Now, these fairy tales had a young friend named Belle. Belle thought she knew fairy tales very well, but one day she found out just how wrong she was....   [tags: culture, fairy tales, cinderella, critical theory]

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The Black Cat Analysis

- Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Black Cat immerses the reader into the mind of a murdering alcoholic. Poe himself suffered from alcoholism and often showed erratic behavior with violent outburst. Poe is famous for his American Gothic horror tales such as the Tell-Tale Heart and the Fall of the House of Usher. “The Black Cat is Poe’s second psychological study of domestic violence and guilt. He added a new element to aid in evoking the dark side of the narrator, and that is the supernatural world.” (Womack)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, violence, guilt, alcoholism]

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Gram Stains And Its Effects On Society

- Assignment 1 Gram stains are commonplace in many labs. It has many advantages including: The gram stain assists medical professionals in identifying if bacteria are the cause of an infection and then it helps determine a course of treatment. Treatment of Gram-negative bacteria results in the releases of the toxin Lipid A. The longer the delay in treatment results in more bacterial growth, the more bacterial growth the more toxins the patient will be subjected to. If enough toxins are released it could result in death....   [tags: Tuberculosis, Bacteria, Gram staining]

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Shadows On The Wall by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

- Shadows On The Wall by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Dan Roberts: Dan is the main character in Shadows On The Wall . He is constantly seeing and feeling some very strange things on his vacation . Every morning he takes a jog very early around Micklegate Bar . He also makes a new friend on his journey to York , England . Dan is 15 years old . Joe Stanton: Joe is a cab driver . He and Dan become really good friends . Joe is an old but wise man in many ways . He also takes Dan to see all the sites in York and drives all the people around , but mostly the people staying at the Hotel ....   [tags: Shadows Phyllis Reynold Naylor Essays]

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Sunil Mittal: The Evolution of the Celular Phone in India

- ... In fact, his name comes across world’s top 25 philanthropists. His vision lies in imparting education to the needy. This is a bitter truth that apart from being the fastest developing country of the world and attaining so much we are still lagging behind in the field of education. We hold on to having the most number of illiterate of the world. Every two out of five illiterate is from India. Mittal is very much effective in the field of delivering education to all the sections of the society....   [tags: excellence, success, entrepreneurship]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Black Cat '

- Research paper 1. “The Black Cat” is a short story by the famous Edger Allen Poe, which features many examples of irony throughout it. “The Black Cat” is a tale that teaches how wicked human nature can be. It is about an unnamed narrator, and his cat Pluto. It starts out with the narrator talking about his love for animals in his early age. Then goes on to explain his alcoholic tendencies made his love for animals shift toward hate. Now this man was a friend of the cat for the first few years, and the cat was very fond of him too....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart]

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Using Peeping Tom ( 1960 ) Directed By Michael Powell And Psycho

- In this essay I will be analysing the use of cinematography in two films, using Peeping Tom (1960) directed by Michael Powell and Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The reason why I choose these two films is because although they are from the same genre, and from the same period, the methods both films use are similar and at the same time completely different. To begin with, the cinematography in Peeping Tom is very clever and subjective especially in the murder scenes. The main character uses the tripod of his 16mm film camera in order to murder people, and showing the audience his footage rather than shooting it how the rest of the film is shot creating a suspense and tension that...   [tags: Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock, Color, Film director]

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Franco Zeffrelli´s Hamlet

- Franco Zeffirelli portrayed a more effective version of the famous to be or not be soliloquy by having it set below in the family mortuary. Having violently rejected Ophelia, Hamlet climbs down the stoned stairs of the medieval castle and into the cellar where all his ancestors’ burial tombs lie, including his father’s. Surrounding himself in tombs and skeletons, he intones the to be or not to be speech in isolation and darkness. Having this particular set design, Zeffirelli enhanced the scene by creating a cold, dark, and suspenseful atmosphere....   [tags: design, soliloquy, lighting, custom]

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The Celluar Phone

- In our current generation cell phones are the most important devices we attain in our daily lives. They were once only a means of simple communication, and now have transitioned into mini-computers. The timeline and development of the cell phone from 1983, when the first cell phone was introduced, to modern day compare the level of tech-savvy that various generations today acquire. In life, comparing cell phones to people, there are the Motorolla Razrs’, the iPhones’, and the Blackberry Bolds’. The Motorola Razr was first introduced in 2005, and immediately at the time became the hot new commodity....   [tags: Technolgical Devices]

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Collecting the Evidence From a Crime Scene

- Collecting evidence from a crime scene is a crucial aspect of solving crimes. Before evidence can be seized, there must first be a court order approving the search of the crime scene and the seizure of the evidence found at the scene. Standard protocol for officers is for them to always use latex gloves, avoid plastic bags, double wrap small objects, package each object separately, and to collect as much evidence as possible. It is better to have too much evidence than to not have enough. There are countless amounts of evidence that can be found at a crime scene....   [tags: criminology, blood stains]

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The Black Cat

- A Glimpse Into the World of 'The Black Cat'; Those who have read any of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories know that most of them are full of suspense and mystery and that they efflict a feeling of horror and shock upon the reader. Poe studies the mind, and is conscious of the abnormalities of his narrators and he does not condone the intellectual expedient through which they strive, only too earnestly, to justify themselves. He enters the field of the starkly, almost clinically realistic investigation of men who, although they may feel uneasy about their mental states when their tension lets up, are too far gone to understand their mania, let alone to control it (Gargano 171)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Night - Original Writing

- Candra awoke with a slight headache in a small, cold room that she had never seen before. Her hands tightly bound in duct tape behind her back with matching duct tape over her mouth. She squealed and wriggled, but could not break herself free of the tacky substance that held the tape tightly to her wrists. She glanced around the dark room. She could not see anything but a small light underneath a door that seemed to be a long way from where she was laying. Her eyes had not yet adjusted to the darkness in the cellar....   [tags: Bathtub, Bathroom, Carbon dioxide]

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Terror of The Thing.

- ... No mud on the old rickety porch and no footprints in the soft saturated soil. Zebadiah swiftly closed the door, locked it and hurried to resume his seat by the fire. As soon as he sat down the sound of feet hurrying down the stairs echoed through the house. He quickly grabbed an old, well used fire iron. He slowly made his way to the steps moving inch by inch as to not make a sound. He peeked around the wall to gain a look at where the intruder was. Yet nobody was there. Zebadiah hastily went to the mansions dreary cellar and grabbed a bottle of 1868 raspberry brandy....   [tags: personal narrative]

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- Dewey Dell’s conflict Dewey Dell is the fourth child, and the only daughter, of Anse and Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying. “Dewey Dell monologues are characterized with unarticulated wishes, powerful but poorly misunderstood emotions, and weakness.” From the dialogue, Darl said to Dewel Dell that Addie is going to die and she will die before they get back from the lumber job. Based on the story As I Lay Dying, does Dewey Dell hates Darl or she doesn’t. If yes, what is the reason....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense

- The Use of Various Media Techniques to Deceive the Audience in The Sixth Sense “The Sixth Sense” is a mystery film which utilizes many deceptive and shocking tactics in order to shock the audience and fascinate the audience. It invites the them into the film by using the characters emotions to bring the film to a much more personal level, a level which in many ways the audience can associate with. By using a, what seems like, perfectly happy couple having an “evening in”, and turning it into a truly horrific sequence of events which result in the death of Malcolm....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Gregory Rusputin

- Biography of Gregory Rusputin Gregory Rusputin was born into a Siberian family on the 10th of January 1869. He spent his early adult life becoming a monk and wandering Russia. After the first Russian revolution in 1905, Rasputin had gained access to the inner circle as the last in a long line of majestics. Also his astounding ability to cease the bleeding of royal couple King Tsar Nicholas II and Alexandra's son, caused by haemophilia, made him indispensable to them. Between this time and 1914 he was known as a kind person who charmed everybody that he met, and soothed the distressed women who were his disciples....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Analyzing the Opening Sequence of the Film Twister

- Analyzing the Opening Sequence of the Film Twister The title of the film is “Twister”. It comes from the action/drama genre. The director of the film is Jan De Bont. The film “Twister” has a very short story line but has incredible scenes of special effects. The film is about the young girl Jo who grows old and becomes interested in hurricanes because her father died in a hurricane. Jo and her ex husband Bill who is a meteorologist chase tornadoes. He decided to give up chasing tornadoes to become a weather man....   [tags: Papers]

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William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- Modernism is a period of writing where artists broke free from the traditional way of thinking. Works of literature revolved around experiences of loss, despair, and alienation. The format of writing also changed, the plot of the stories no longer unfold chronologically; the past, present, and future scenes are all blurred together. A portrayal of these characteristics can be found in William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily.” The main character, Emily Grierson, becomes a prisoner in her own home and the author or her own demise after the tragic death of her lover....   [tags: Short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner]

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The Assassin - Original Writing

- The Assassin - Original Writing The silvery shadow could be seen up against the dark wall of the damp, dimly lit cellar, it oozed a musky smell of mould and there was a distinct waft of a dead forest floor. The walls were covered with peeling paint and dark, aged wallpaper. The cellar was carpet less, just old, wooden floorboards and a dirty rug in the corner. The shadow of a man, around six feet tall was quite skinny, with long arms and legs and dressed in a smart, long black coat....   [tags: Papers]

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Childhood Memories: My Top Secret Laboratory

- How many children have their own top-secret laboratory at the age of eight. Deep in the cellar of our family home were stored a great variety of discarded machines and components, random materials, and my father’s collection of tools. I took advantage of this neglected and forgotten underground space to create a fully functional laboratory and workshop where I was free to imagine and perform scientific experiments. I created my own curriculum of scientific study, I learned at my own pace and in my own way....   [tags: Personal Narrative 2014]

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The Great Gatsby

- Since F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, Jay Gatsby has been one of the most enigmatic fictional characters of all time. On one hand, there is the dangerous bootlegger who turned Prohibition into an opportunity to build up his wealth. A hopeless romantic who has waited five years to return to the love of his life rests on the other hand. While Fitzgerald expertly created an image of this two-sided complex individual through Gatsby’s words, actions, and acquaintances, the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby did a better job of illustrating the complicated story of Jay Gatsby through its use of various elements of mise-en-scène and sound, which when combined cre...   [tags: film adaptation, intensity, Scott Fitzgerald, film]

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A Christmas Carol

- A Christmas Carol Lots of people take great pleasure in listening or telling ghost stories. People enjoy this because it gives them a chance to tell people maybe some of their own experiences, stories or their ideas. Some of these may be very scary and some may only be mildly scary. It is also a good way of socialising as you are talking to people and sharing experiences that people may find extremely interesting, resulting in them thinking you are very intellectual, as telling stories can be more in depth than just having a conversation....   [tags: English Literature]

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Compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan

- Compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Show how each writer creates a sense of mystery, And uses character description, themes and vocabulary to make an effective short story. In this assignment I am going to compare and contrast the stories of Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I am going to show how each writer creates a of mystery and uses character description, themes and vocabulary to make an effective short story. I have read the Lamb to the Slaughter and Roald Dahl wrote it....   [tags: English Literature]

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Confinement in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- Confinement in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman      Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society.  However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman's struggle to deal with both physical and mental confinement.  This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today's context where individual freedom is one of our most cherished rights. This analysis will focus on two primary issues: 1) the many vivid images Gilman uses to illustrate the physical and symbolic confinement the narrator endures during her illness; and 2) the overall effect of, and her reac...   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays Gilman]

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Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought

- The Bell Jar  - Feminist Thought The Bell Jar   This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther discovers that she was not selected to take a Harvard summer school fiction course, and subsequently starts to slip into depression....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens A Christmas carol was written in 1843, by Charles Dickens, who was born in 1812 at Portsea, in Hampshire. A Christmas Carol as a great success. In its text, were many social issues that concerned Dickens. He wanted to highlight the plight of bad working conditions, child labour and the poor education system, at the time of writing. Dickens knew that the poor could be helped by the rich upper class. Dickens drew Scrooge as a stereotypical figure as he compared him to the rich men, who miserly gave nothing to the poor....   [tags: Papers]

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- Twisted Audience: General Audience / Instructor Purpose: Literary work To explain how a tornado can affect a family. Thesis Sentence: Although an event may be traumatic it is not necessarily life changing. Outline: I. Describe the setting A. Where / When B. What was heard 1. What did the tornado sound like 2. How did parents direct us C. What was seen 1. How did the storm look 2. What did the tornado look like II. What was on the farm A. House B. Storm Cellar C. Animals D. Trees E....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Paradise by Toni Morrison

- Paradise by Toni Morrison Nine patriarchs found a town. Four women flee a life. Only one paradise is attained. Toni Morrison's novel Paradise revolves around the concept of "paradise," and those who believe they have it and those who actually do. Morrison uses a town and a former convent, each with its own religious center, to tell her tale about finding solace in an oppressive world. Whether fleeing inter- and intra-racial conflict or emotional hurt, the characters travel a path of self-isolation and eventual redemption....   [tags: Papers Essays]

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Experiment: The Effect of Different Temperatures on Germinating Beans

- The experiments we conducted studied the effect of different temperatures on germinating beans and how effective the cellular respiration of these beans are under these varying conditions. We performed two experiments, the first with temperature at 22ºC and the second with the temperature at 13ºC, both as the independent variable. Then, we measured the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen from the bean container as the dependent variable. Our hypothesis was that the germinating beans respiration would be most effective at the room temperature....   [tags: hyphotesis, celular respitation]

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Importance of Recycling Electronic Waste

- Should We “Recycle” Our Electronic Waste. Where did the electronic waste go. When we throw out our old equipment, old TVs and computers end up in landfills, there are various toxic metals can cause various environmental problems. Yet even recycling the electronic waste, it might not be good to our environment. Have you even thought of how the United States shipping their electronic waste to some developing countries and the problems it may cause. As the United States passed the laws to recycle the electronic wastes, the companies can ship the electronic waste to the so-called recyclers in other countries legally....   [tags: Celular, Phones, Metals]

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The Yellow Wallpaper

- Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an observation on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. The story itself presents an interesting look at one woman's struggle to deal with both mental and physical confinement. Through Gilman's writing the reader becomes aware of the mental and physical confinement, which the narrator endures, and the overall effect and reaction to this confinement. The story begins with the narrator’s description of the physically confining elements surrounding her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

- Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho', is his most well known, and widely regarded, his best, film. Shot over three weeks in 1960, even by today's standards of technology incorporated in films, it is considered one of the greatest horror films to date, terrifying audiences for over 40 years. Alfred Hitchcock created a masterpiece with Psycho, and bought the horror film into the modern era of terror. Psycho effectively tells two stories. The first; of Marion Crane, a young city banker who, on her lunch breaks, often meets her long time boyfriend, Sam Loomis, in a hotel room....   [tags: Papers]

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Narrative Writing

- Narrative Writing The young girl remained motionless by the tree, and Gabriel descended into the village of Weatherbury. She sat there, still looking at the stars. Oak had faded into the distance. She began walking slowly in the direction of Weatherbury. She arrived in the silence of night. Nothing or no-one were around. The temperature had plummeted way below zero. She began to feel the bitterness of the cold as only a hooded cloak was her cover. Fanny decided to seek shelter, and crept quietly, not wanting to wake anybody in the village, towards the local inn....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Byu Should Be The Top Of Campus

- Stairway to Heaven. “The only thing that’s standing between me and my education are these stairs.” This was a remark made by a student as she started her walk up the staircase by the Smith Field House. I’m sure most students have felt this same way as they approach what seems to be the longest staircase in the world. Everybody who has walked up these stairs knows that the climb to the top is no easy task. BYU should invest in a shuttle that will transport students to the top of campus so they can get to where they need to go without having to walk up 106 steep, laborious steps....   [tags: Physical exercise, Exercise, Exercise intolerance]

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Roman Art : Ancient Greece

- Roman artwork is extremely intricate and diverse, however, a lot of what is referred to as Roman art can better be described by the cultures it conquered. The ancient Greeks were the most influential of these cultures, from their temples and sculptures, to their reliefs and paintings. Greece was the first culture to create major programs for sculpture, painting, and architecture. Many of the first Roman artists were of Greek descent as their artwork reflects the Classical and Hellenistic periods of ancient Greece....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Rome, Roman Republic]

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Immigration And Nationality Act Of 1965

- The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, also as known as the Hart-Cellar Act, was a crucial act about immigration policy of the United States in the twentieth century. This act was enacted by the 89th United States Congress. It became effective on June 30, 1968. The 1965 Immigration Act caused a steady increase in immigration. It made some major adjustments about immigration’s target population. It created the basic standards for new admissions of immigration which were mostly still applicable today....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Environmental Interactive Intervention for Employees

- The purpose of the program plan was to implement a 6-week environmental interactive intervention on the staircase of an employee worksite and evaluate whether it motivated workers to increase stair usage. The setting was two different employee work sites each equipped with stairs and an elevator. The target audience included an intervention site with 140 employees and a comparison site with 140 employees who worked there daily. Each site had a 3 story staircase located adjacent to an elevator allowing the employees to have an easy choice on which use....   [tags: Program Plan, Employee Worksite, Stair Usage]

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- Before the interactive oral, I noticed the numerous dreams and hallucinations in the novel Crime and Punishment, but I was not quite able to grasp the deeper meaning of some of the dreams and hallucinations. After this interactive oral, I see how important dreams are in this novel. They serve to illuminate the state of a character in a way that would not otherwise be clear. During this interactive oral, it was pointed out that the dreams in this novel are very influential to a character’s state of mind and actions....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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Who is Charles Dickens?

- The Victorian Age was beginning to show when Charles Dickens lived in England. It was between 1812 and 1870 as imperialism and industrialism emerged, a democracy bloomed, and middle classes were developing within the city. He wrote about his life in this period of time, taking to the streets and all the villages that surrounded London. Most of the “fictional” characters he wrote were portrayals of people from his daily life and were from the perspective of the poor, working, and middle class that is recognized through the ages....   [tags: Biography, Victorian Age, England]

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Wine Collecting

- If you are an avowed noncollector who never has more than one-or-two month supply of wine on hand, you do not need to worry about how your wines are stored. You can keep your bottles lying down on the rack in the den or the dining room or any other room, as long as they are not right next to the radiator or in direct sunlight. Even if they are standing upright, they will survive for a few months. If you have decided to collect a few bottles, however - or if you discover that a wine collection is happening to you – please take heed....   [tags: How-To Essay, Wine]

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The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

- “The Cask of Amontillado” When looking for a story full of irony, suspense, mystery readers can always turn to basically any story written by the “father of the detective stories”, Edgar Allan Poe (Work Cited – Biography website). In what is considered his most perfect short story of all, “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe integrates irony even in the tiniest aspects if the entire story (Work Cite – Cliff Notes). For the reader to completely understand Poe’s creepy, perfectionist style they should know some background on Poe himself....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Fiction]

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Night Of The Living Dead By George Romero

- Night of the Living Dead Even though George Romero, director of the film, Night of the Living Dead, did not intentionally intend to create racial controversy, the film broke a lot of ground considering the year it was filmed in 1968. By making a black character, Ben, the most intelligent and resourceful of all the white characters, as well as the protagonist, Romero, shattered racist stereotypes in the horror movie genre as well as mainstream film. This was mainly due to the fact that Night of The Living Dead was one of the first films to follow a black protagonist who was filmed in a positive light....   [tags: Black people, African American, Racism]

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Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

- Through attention to detail, repeated comparison, shifting tone, and dialogue that gives the characters an opportunity to voice their feelings, Elizabeth Gaskell creates a divide between the poor working class and the rich higher class in Mary Barton. Gaskell places emphasis on the differences that separate both classes by describing the lavish, comfortable, and extravagant life that the wealthy enjoy and compares it to the impoverished and miserable life that the poor have to survive through. Though Gaskell displays the inequality that is present between both social classes, she also shows that there are similarities between them....   [tags: social classes, rich, poor]

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Space By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- In 19th century art, architecture and literature specific spaces such as the attic, studies and private garden were perceived as places of imagination and contemplation within a home. There is no one meaning to the term ‘space’ and throughout time and with the evolution of literature and architecture, space can be seen and understood in many different ways. It can be as literal as erecting walls and a roof creating a surrounded space or in the way Gaston Bachelard in ‘the poetics of space’ so deeply analysis, that it is our own creative minds and imagination in which we create intimate spaces....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mind, Perception]

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My Experience At The Floor

- Every day as I go up a pair of stairs I’m only consciously aware that my body feels tired after I reach my destination. The majority of the places I go there are stairs, especially now in the fall semester, I encounter many stairs living on campus and walking to my classes. The main example I will be using are the stairs in my building to get to my dorm. I live in Spens-Black on the sixth floor and because I don’t like waiting for the elevator that takes a while to reach the lobby I decide to take the stairs....   [tags: Neuron, Nervous system, Brain, Acetylcholine]

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Marriage is not a Game as Seen in Margaret Atwood's Habitation

- Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist and poet whose writing usually treats contemporary issues, such as feminism, sexual politics, and the intrusive nature of mass society. While she is best known for her works as a novelist, her poetry is also noteworthy. One of her notable poems, “Habitation,” discusses the seriousness of marriage. The speaker basically gives a message that the marriage is not a game or a play; rather, it is a serious, unstable condition that calls for a lot of effort and attention to maintain harmony....   [tags: Margaret Atwood, poems, Habitation, ]

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The First World War

- World War I – Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail was the eldest of five being born on the 10th of December, 1877 in Clare, South Australia. Trestrail served in the First World War as a nurse following in her mother’s footsteps who was a trained nurse, Acting Matron of King Edward Hospital in Perth and also had involvement within the Red Cross and the Saint John’s Ambulance Services. Trestrail’s younger siblings also had involvement within the First World War with her two younger brothers; John Henry and Amarald Glen, serving in the royal Flying Corps and respectively, 1 Machine Battalion....   [tags: Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail, biography]

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Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher versus Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

- Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo is very similar in a couple of ways. One way is that they both have friends that help with a murder. Second, both stories have death, mystery, and trickery involved in them. In the movie Vertigo John “Scottie” Ferguson gets a phone call by Gavin Elster, who is an old friend, to help him with a job. In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” Rodrick Usher calls for his old friend to help him with a job also....   [tags: comparison between story and film]

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Plot, Irony, and Symbolism in "The Black Cat"

- The Black Cat is a story about a man’s downward spiral into delusion as a result of alcoholism. The story starts out with the narrator proclaiming that he is sane despite the horrific events that he describes. The tale revolves around the narrators black cat, an innocent creature that is abused through no fault of its own. As the story progresses, the narrator becomes more and more violent, which leads to the murdering of his wife and his ultimate demise. In order to have a good story there are certain criteria that it should be judged on....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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All the World's a Stage: Shakespeare's Globe Theater

- In today’s society there are things like television, movies, Internet, cell phones, and video games for entertainment. None of these luxuries existed in the time of Elizabethan Theater, but that does not mean there was no source of entertainment available. Instead of people going to the movies or playing video games, Renaissance folk would flock to the Globe Theater to see plays written by the great William Shakespeare. The Globe Theater, also known as Shakespeare’s Globe, was not only the most important structure for Shakespeare’s dramatic career but also the the pinnacle for the bustling environment with citizens in frenzy for entertainment....   [tags: entertainment, elizabethan teather]

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Survival in the Wild Children by Felice Holman

- As Charles Darwin states it, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” In Felice Holman’s “The Wild Children”, the twelve-year old protagonist, named Alex faces the struggle to survive during the Russian Revolution. He learns that survival is more than just having a family there to support him. It is what a person or group does to keep on surviving. The band including Alex experiences many difficulties that they have to overcome to survive....   [tags: shelter, food, collaboration]

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All the World’s a Stage: The Globe Theater

- In todays society there are things like television, movies, Internet, cell phones, and video games for entertainment. None of these luxuries existed in the time of Elizabethan Theater, but that does not mean there was no source of entertainment available. Instead of people going to the movies or playing video games, Renaissance folk would flock to the Globe Theater to see plays written by the great William Shakespeare. The Globe Theater, also known as Shakespeare’s Globe, was not only the most important structure for Shakespeare’s dramatic career but also the the pinnacle for the bustling environment with citizens in frenzy for entertainment....   [tags: shakespeare´s globe, elizabethan theater]

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A Brief Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father abandoned the family and mother died the year after he left his sance man when it came to his explorations of the written word.. He was an orphan with a troubled childhood who became America’s first great lyric poet, the inventor of the modern detective story, a pioneer of science fiction, and the master of the macabre. Over forty years, Poe became the first internationally influential American writer....   [tags: influential American writers, gothic genre]

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The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, focuses on the position and treatment of females in a patriarchal society. This story is simply the account of a woman being driven into madness, written from the perspective of this female narrator, during her rest-cure treatment. However, underneath the layer of this plot, Gilman is driving a deeper tale, one of repression and the struggle for freedom. This story is truly about breaking free from the oppression that a patriarchal society places upon females, refusing them a place in society to express themselves....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Evolution of the Haunted House in Early and Modern Gothic Novels

- Evolution of a Haunted House: The use of setting in early and modern gothic novels The setting for a novel plays a big part in how the story and its characters relate to the reader. This paper will examine how setting in gothic literature, plays an important role in the telling of a story by using Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Shirley Jackson’s The House on Haunted Hill as examples. During the eighteenth century, the Romantic period of literature emerged. The works of this time were often filled with imagination, strong emotional contexts, and freedom from the classical notions of art and social conventions (   [tags: Gothic Literature, Townsend, Jackson]

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William Bowers Bourn II

- William Bowers Bourn II was born on May 31, 1857 in San Francisco, California. His father, William Bowers Bourn I was a successful Massachusetts merchant who brought his wife, Sarah Esther Bourn, west to San Francisco in search of wealth. It was not long after their arrival in 1850 until he established himself in the financial world of San Francisco. His investments included a commercial banking business, mining stock and the San Francisco Gas Company. William developed a special interest in mining, and took full control and ownership of the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California....   [tags: Biography]

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Sojourner Truth Was A Major Activist Of The Abolitionist Movement

- Sojourner Truth was a major activist of the abolitionist movement. She was born into slavery in Ulser County New York to James and Betsey as Isabella Baumfree. It is estimated that she was born in between 1790 and 1800. Her life story helps illustrate why her passion and steed ruminated throughout the abolitionist movement. For once, the African American slave woman could share her thoughts, ideas, experiences and hurts about slavery. Her upbringing and experiences as a slave contributed to many of her great speeches and writings, which helped bring awareness to the monster known as slavery....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Gothic Element of The House of Seven Gables

- Among the most striking features of the Gothic genre is the style of its architectural settings. In early Gothic, these were often medievalist, involving ancient stone buildings with elaborate, “Gothic” arches, buttresses, passageways, and crypts. This was to become the mise en scene of Gothicism, replete with trappings of hidden doorways and secret chambers, incomprehensible labyrinths, speaking portraits, and trapdoors. (Allen Lloyd-Smith 7) Gothic Element of the Seven Gables The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathanial Hawthorn is filled with gothic tropes and features....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne novel analysis]

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How Playgrounds Can Be A Savior For Tired Parents

- Playgrounds can often be a savior for tired parents. Children in early and middle childhood can spend hours playing on the various equipment found at a playground. Monkey bars, oversize tic-tac-toe, and slight staircases are just a few types of equipment that provide stimulation to children. The reprieve offered to parents is not the only benefit as playgrounds can also help facilitate the growth of gross and fine motor skills, the senses, and play for children. The purpose of this paper will be to analyze a playground and its equipment in the context of the support it offers to physical growth in children....   [tags: Motor control, Motor skills, Learning, Childhood]

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The Novel Room By Emma Donoghue

- Children develop normally by stimulation and from the experiences around them. Usually when a child is shut out from the world they will become developmentally delayed, but that is not the case with Jack. In the novel Room by Emma Donoghue, Jacks mother, Ma, has been kidnapped and held prisoner in a shed for seven years and five year old Jack was born there. This room is the only world he knows. But, despite being locked in a room for the first five years of his life, according to the four main points of development, Jack has developed normally intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Childhood, Normality]

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Invisible Man Essay: Values of the Invisible Man

- Values of the Invisible Man       Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the story of an educated black man who has been oppressed and controlled by white men throughout his life. As the narrator, he is nameless throughout the novel as he journeys from the South, where he studies at an all-black college, to Harlem where he joins a Communist-like party known as the Brotherhood. Throughout the novel, the narrator is on a search for his true identity. Several letters are given to him by outsiders that provide him with a role: student, patient, and a member of the Brotherhood....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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