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The Promise by Chaim Potok

- The Promise by Chaim Potok 1.In 10-12 sentences, write a brief outline of the plot of the novel. Be sure to make clear the major conflict of the story. 1.In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Reuben, is spending some time with his father at their cottage. His friend, Rachel is also vacationing nearby. Reuben finds out that Rachel's 14 year old cousin, Michael, is mentally ill, and Reuben seems to be the only person Michael will talk to. Near the end of the summer, Reuben's best friend Danny comes to visit Reuben and the Gordons (Rachel's family) invite Danny over to discuss Michael because Danny is a genius, and he is studying psychology....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism of Chaim Potok's Promise

- "Promise" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar is filled with symbolism. The basic definition of the word "promise," the title of the poem, refers to something to be given, granted, or willingly kept for the future. Yet no promise is fulfilled. A study of the plot reveals there really was no promise or guarantee at all--only an assumption. The "gardener" in this poem symbolizes a lover who, only to satisfy his (or her) own selfish desires, nurtures and cares for another. The "rose" symbolizes a loved one, a loved one eventually lost because the lover tries to hold onto, earn, and force love....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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Irony of Situations and Satire in Chaim Potok's Promise

- "Promise" is a poem about the time and love put into one rose. The rose then blossoms, and blooms, and grows more and more beautiful. But before the rose reaches its peak of beauty, it was picked. The conflict is that the rose wasn't seen at its most beautiful stage by the one who nurtured it. This rose can symbolize any one sacred thing to one's heart. The author of this poem, Paul Lawrence Dunbar uses irony of situations and satire in this particular poem. The red rose that was picked by the inconsiderate child portrays the feelings of parents losing their offspring before complete maturity....   [tags: Chaim Potok Promise Essays]

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The American Dream in The Chosen by Chaim Potok

- Baseball is a rugged sport, uniquely American. Two Jewish boys meet during one of the most hotly contested baseball games of the high school season, in New York City during World War II. The teams’ rivalry—one team are Hassidim, the other orthodox—fuels intense acrimony between them until a freak accident during the game sends one to the hospital with an injury that nearly costs him an eye. The near loss of the boy’s eye creates a bond between the boys which develops into a deep and lasting friendship....   [tags: The Chosen, Chaim Potok]

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Human Nature Exposed in Chaim Potok's The Chosen

- Human Nature Exposed in The Chosen A bad thing is only truly bad if you fail to make good of it. The Chosen by Chaim Potok is a testimant to the human ability to learn, grow and prosper from adversity. The story is filled with examples of situations in which something that may seem bad at the time, later reaps great rewards. In the initial portion of The Chosen one of the main characters, Reuven Malter, is struck in the eye by a baseball hit by the other main character, Danny Saunders....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen

- Role of the Fathers in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen is the story of a lasting friendship that blossoms between two Jewish boys, Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter, during and after World War II. On a deeper level, much of the plot focuses on the character of their fathers–Reb Saunders and David Malter–whose beliefs and ideals are rooted in two separate worlds. Reb Saunders is a zealous Hasidic rabbi who wants to impart his knowledge of his religion upon Danny and expects his son to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok

- "When a trout rising to a fly gets hooked on a line and finds himself unable to swim about freely, he begins with a fight which results in struggles and splashes and sometimes an escape. Often, of course, the situation is too tough for him." ---KARL A. MENNINGER By developing a relationship between two people who come from completely distinct worlds, Chaim Potok was able to instigate and investigate a profound and deeply moving story of true friendship and the importance of father-son interconnection through self-realization in the work of The Chosen by explicitly introducing...   [tags: Chosen Chaim Potok]

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Chaim Potok's The Chosen

- Chaim Potok's The Chosen In the book The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, Reuven Malter is shaped by everyone around him. During this interaction his character becomes more developed and engaging. Through the interactions, it becomes apparent that Reuven’s father is always teaching his child how to improve himself. The conversations between Reuven and his father help prepare Reuven develop the mentality and the personal qualities, such as wisdom, compassion, and tolerance, necessary to become a rabbi. In all of their conversations, Mr....   [tags: Chaim Potok Chosen Essays]

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Silence in Chaim Potok's The Chosen

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

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Chaim Potok's The Chosen

- Chaim Potok's The Chosen David Malter was part of the Jewish sect that took on a more modern approach. He is very understanding, and he cares very deeply for his son Reuven. Reuven and his father's relationship would be considered healthy by most people. They love each other very much, and they have a very open communication with each other. David Malter sought for every opportunity to teach his son from the Talmud, the Jewish Holy book. At the beginning of the book, Reuven was in the hospital as a result of Danny Saunders intentionally hitting a fast line-drive that hit Reuven in the face....   [tags: Analysis Chosen Potok]

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The Power of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen

- The Power of The Chosen Throughout the book, 'The Chosen', Chaim Potok used the way of the Jewish lifestyle to teach his readers of the Jewish people. Potok used a variety of techniques including diction where he introduced Jewish terms, the theme of silence, and conflict between father and son to make the novel appealing. Furthermore, this novel tells us of the life of Jews and their commitment to religion; "We are commanded to study His Torah. We are commanded to sit in the light of the Presence....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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Chaim Potok's The Chosen – Rueven and Danny

- The Chosen – Rueven and Danny In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok successfully captures the strange customs of a Jewish community through wit and satire. Potok's novel focuses on two Jewish boys, who live in a world where their families expect high standards of achievement of them. The wish to become an insightful leader in the Jewish community was an always-predominant custom of the two families. But with hard work and perseverance, the two boys (Rueven and Danny), find out that they really are, and what lives they will lead in the future....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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The Lesson of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen

- The Lesson of The Chosen The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is about two boys from different religious sects that become friends despite all of their conflicts. Danny and Reuven participated in a baseball game against each other and Danny smacked the ball directly into Reuven's face, shattered his glasses, and a piece of glass penetrated his eye. Danny went to visit him in the hospital but, before he could say anything, Reuven started screaming at Danny and commanded him to leave while Danny only wanted to say that he was sorry....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok

- The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and did not support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Thematic Analysis]

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The Chosen, by Chaim Potok

- Chaim Potok is a gifted author who lets his imagination and emotions combine to create a touching and exquisite novel. He was born on February 17, 1929 and was raised in New York City. He began to write fiction at the young age of sixteen. At that time, Potok also had graduated with a B.A. in English literature and earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a rabbi. With his brother following in his footsteps, he too became a rabbi, and both of their sisters were to marry rabbis in the forthcoming years....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Chosen, Chaim Potok

- The book, The Chosen is a book that has inspired many people in the world. It’s the story of two Jewish teenage boys coming of age in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York between 1944 and 1949. The author of this book, Chaim Potok was a well known writer in the late 1960s. Chaim rose to literary prominence’s when The Chosen became a best seller in 1967. Born in Bronx, New York, in 1929, Chaim like the two teens in his novel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Both his mother and father were strictly observant Orthodox Jews and didn’t support his interest in writing, because they didn’t want any of their sons involved in activities outside of their community....   [tags: Background, Thematical Analysis]

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Analysis Of Chaim Potok 's The Chosen

- Have you ever had a conversation with someone who had completely different views and beliefs from your own. If you were open to hearing about their thoughts and ideas, did you find the conversation to be more engaging than most. In Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, he explores the relationship between two boys who found their differences to be quite intriguing. Reuven Malter, an Orthodox Jew living with his father, is a brilliant boy who excels in both mathematical and Talmud studies. Danny Saunders, a Hasidic Jew who is next in line to inherit his father’s dynasty, is also extremely gifted in Talmud studies....   [tags: Hasidic Judaism, Judaism, Halakha]

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Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok

- Extremes Collide In My Name Is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok In My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok writes about a young boy in a Landover Hasidic community in Brooklyn who is an excellent artist. Asher travels through childhood hanging onto his art, but when his art interferes with his religious studies, Asher's two worlds of art and Torah collide. Potok deliberately chooses the extreme icons and symbols of secular life, such as the world of art, on the one hand, and of Judaism, Hasidim, and the Rebbe, on the other hand, to intensify the contrast between them, because he wants to mold the characters into visions he has, and to show how different the two worlds are and how they conflict and...   [tags: Potok Asher Lev]

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Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen

- Modern Versus Traditional Views in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Chaim Potok’s The Chosen shows how people with traditional ideas view the world differently than those with modern ideas. For example, David Malter has modern views of his faith, whereas Reb Saunders cannot let go of traditional practices. Also, Reb Saunders and David Malter have different methods of raising their children. Finally, David Malter believes in Zionism, whereas Reb Saunders wants to wait for the coming of the Messiah to preserve his religion....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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Creation of Identity in Chaim Potok’s The Chosen

- Creation of Identity in The Chosen Many forces can powerfully change the identity of a person. In the novel, The Chosen, a few of these forces are religion, family, and friends. Religion is one of the main points in anyones identity and much of the book is based around the fact that the main characters, Reuven and Danny, are Jewish. In Danny's case religion changes the entire way he was raised, as his father puts it, "I did not want to drive my son away from God, but I did not want him to grow up a mind without a soul." (Potok pg....   [tags: Potok Chosen Essays]

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok

- The Chosen by Chaim Potok The novel, The Chosen, written by Chaim Potok, is a very interesting novel that opens a reader's mind to the religion of Judaism and the different trials Jews had to go through. Throughout this book, many thoughts and ideas can get the readers attention, but the most appealing idea is the decisions that Danny Sanders had to make. Danny struggles with culture expectations concerning his dress, the decision to follow the Hasidic family tradition, and keeping his Jewish faith....   [tags: Papers]

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My Life Paragonned to the Women in the Asher Lev Books by Chaim Potok

- “Asher Lev, an artist is a person first. He is an individual. If there is no person, there is no artist” (Chaim Potok). An individual with different characteristics has a different mindset, attitude, confidence and respect from those around them. In Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, Asher is a Ladover Hasid who grows up in a Hasidic community, who is deeply committed to his Jewish faith and finds difficulty between the expectations of his traditions and his gift. He is an individual with a broad mindset, who wants to do things inversely....   [tags: women studies, status]

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Good Characteristics to Live By in The Chosen by Chaim Potok

- Qualities of a Good Person What are things that make someone a good person. Is it their ability to get along with other people. How about the choices that the person makes. Or is it the way that he or she treats his or herself and others. All of the qualities make someone a good person. In the novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Danny and Reuven learn many qualities that make them to be better people. Respect, responsibility, and honesty are all important qualities for one to have in order to become a better person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Struggle in Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev

-        "If you were a genius in mathematics, I would understand. If you were a genius in writing, I would also understand. If you were a genius in Gemorra, I would certainly understand. But a genius in drawing is foolishness, and I will not let it interfere with our lives. Do you understand me, Asher?" (Potok 136). The struggle begins for young Asher Lev, a talented artist who tries to convince his father and the rest of his family of his artistic ability, when his father refuses to recognize his talent....   [tags: My Name is Asher Lev]

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Relationships in Potok's The Chosen

- In The Chosen, Potok describes the Jewish culture during the period of World War I. Beginning with the affluence of Polish Jews before the war, Potok established a circle of relationships. In the book, there are three main relationships. The first one is father-son, between Danny and his father, Reb Saunders and between Reuven and his father, David Malter. The relationship between Reuven and Danny is the second main relationship in The Chosen. The third main relationship is Hasidism verses Zionism....   [tags: Potok The Chosen Relationship Literary Criticism]

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The Provider Of The Promise Delivers

- The provider of the promise delivers as agreed. And the “customer” acknowledges delivery. Craft promises carefully, and you enhance coordination and cooperation among colleagues. Equally valuable, your company builds the agility required to seize new business opportunities. Good promises share five qualities: They are public, active, voluntary, explicit, and mission based (Sull, Spinosa). As an effective leader, you know that you will only succeed, and the business objectives will only be accomplished, if your team is successful....   [tags: Good, Customer, Form of the Good, Promise]

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Contributions to Society and its Effects in Capote's Cold Blood and Potok's My Name is Asher Lev

- Contributions to Society and its Effects in Capote's Cold Blood and Potok's My Name is Asher Lev Truman Capote’s characters, Perry Smith and Dick Hancock, used in one of his most famous works In Cold Blood, find ways in which their contributions to society, within their personal lives as well as in their surrounding community, leads them to a fatal state of regret, remorse and actuality, all of which were consequences caused by their very own actions and decisions. Chaim Potok, author of My Name is Asher Lev, creates a similar theme of his characters’ ways of contributing to society....   [tags: Potok Asher Lev Cold Blood Capote]

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Go My Son by Chaim Shapiro

- ... After nearly starving to death on an assignment in the Ural Mountains, he deserts the Battalion, escaping to Chelyabinsk, where he joins a military school. Upon completion, he is sent to fight at the front in a Polish Army Reserve, achieving his goal of fighting against the Germans. He continues to fight until the end of the war on May 17th, 1945, when Germany surrenders to the Allied Nations. As Chaim moves from place to place, he is constantly faced with the dilemma of avoiding Chillul Shabbos in communist Russia, where religion is not only abhorred but illegal as well, and one can be sent to Siberia on just the suspicion of him practicing religion....   [tags: story analysis]

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The Chosen by Chaim Potok, Centered Around Two Jewish Families in WWII

- The Chosen takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950’s. It was the time where everyone has their radio on all the time, just to keep up with recent news on World War II. It is centered mainly on two boys and their families. Despite both families being devotedly Jewish, they treat their religion in a very different way and end up influencing each other. Reuvan Malter is one of the main characters and he also narrates the book. His dad teaches at the school he goes to, which makes Reuvan very smart and friendly with most of the students....   [tags: friends, college, baseball]

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A Promise Is A Promise

- A Promise Is A Promise The room was ridiculously cold and my skin was damp against the sheets. No matter how extreme the temperature, I am addicted to the calming lull of the air conditioner as I sleep. It’s what they call my “white noise.” The afternoon sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds as its rays snuck in through the blinds. The muscles in my neck and shoulders were throbbing. I was still trying to get used to my awkward dorm room bed. A muffled voice traveled through the paper-thin brick wall and the sound of familiar music took center stage in my dreams....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Friendships Papers]

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The Promise Of Gayness : Queers And Kin

- While the general knowledge of family is available and understood in many societies, the understanding of the those who identify as gay is still in the making its progress. Especially in a country like South Korea, where those who are gay are generally not accepted due to the conservative ideas of Korean society. In our class, we have discussed the importance of family and kinship in Korean society and history. However, the views of homosexuals and their roles and relationships remain to have a minor presence in society and are rarely discussed....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Queer]

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The Promise, by Oral Lee Brown

- Keeping the Promise In her book The Promise, Oral Lee Brown discusses how she set out with the intention of helping one little girl and ended up changing the lives of twenty three children. She starts her narrative with a description of a child whose poverty worried her so much that her face haunted her dreams, and recounts how her search for the child brought her to Brookfield Elementary where she adopted a first grade class with the promise of sending them all to college if they graduated high school....   [tags: Summary, Philanthropic Actions]

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The Promise By Sharon Olds

- To think of pulling the plug on a loved one’s life can be without a doubt unthinkable. To be denied the right to end one’s own life or be granted to live longer creates a dilemma. By just reading the title “The Promise” you’d believe this poem would be about an ordinary promise made, yet this promise shares a scary depth to it. This poem is an intriguing poem for the words, ideas, and images that are not usually talked about by people can be appreciated by many. Its meanings layered upon each other to depict deep emotions people are discussing in today’s world....   [tags: Poetry, Mind]

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Product Branding : Brand Promise

- Product Branding Brand Promise A brand promise is clear statement and vision of what the brand delivers to its customers. Consumers will find and use a brand product if there is an expectation of experiencing the values the brand promises to deliver (Punjaisri, Wilson, & Evanschitzky, 2008). However, failing to deliver on the brand promise will adversely affect consumer relationship in terms of trust and commitment (Punjaisri et al., 2008). Seeking to create the best brand experience, Fitbit’s brand promise and vision, is “[t]o empower and inspire you to live a healthier, more active life....   [tags: Brand, Brand management, Branding, Trademark]

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C. Wright Mills' The Promise

- According to C. Wright Mills’ “The Promise”, he feels that an individual’s life and how they act is based on the society and what is happening around them at that time. Mills states in his essay that the sociological imagination helps us understand each individual’s background, lifestyles, and habits and/or traditions. It also allows us to understand the influence society may have on a person and how “historical” events led to it. Based on what he wrote, to understand this “imagination” we must be able to connect a person’s public or personal issues with the events happening within society during that time....   [tags: book report, literary analysis, society]

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The Promise of Global Business

- ... And the answer to that for now is only slightly. Nevertheless, for businesses who were passed in the last decade to reach the internet goldmines, it can be expected that reaching new international markets will happen just as fast, if not faster, for those who already have their focus set to global. For the early birds who find themselves venturing into the international market during the next decade, it will truly be an eye-opening experience in how fettered various economies around the world can be....   [tags: internet, market, technology]

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Education Is A Broken Promise

- Education is a broken promise, a dream never turned into an actuality, or a possibility turned into reality. Many Native American youth can attest to the mocking hand of an educator who has told them sheer drive and stubbornness will be enough to sustain them through what is arguably, for anyone, the most difficult years of public education they may or may not be able to endure. Personally, it is not a challenge for me to remember the years I have undergone to jump through the hoops and obstacles of earning my high school diploma....   [tags: Family, Education, Teacher, High school diploma]

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What Kind Of Promise?

- What Kind of Promise. It is early January and the New Year has just started, President Barrack Obama takes his podium on the chamber floor of the United States House of Representatives to deliver his 2015 installment of the annual address that has become a political tradition, the State of the Union. The State of the Union is a unique address for the president and his advisors because it is a well-known and widely watched event. In other words, President Obama knows he has the opportunity to capture the nation’s attention....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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The Promise: President Obama

- When Barack Obama stood before a cheering crowd in his home state Illinois and announced his candidacy, no believed that this guy had any chance of winning the nomination. Majority of Americans did not believe that the country was actually ready for an African-American president with a promise of changing the course of politics in Washington. However, on November 4, 2008, for the first time, the citizens of the United States elected an African-American president with a name Barack Hussein Obama....   [tags: American Government, Politics, Obama's First Year]

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The Promise Of Pentecost

- The Promise of Pentecost "I am going to send you what my Father promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:49(NIV) Since the Old Testament, the Spirit of God was promised to come to the people of God. The prophet Joel wrote: "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." (Joel 2:28 NIV) Nine hundred years later, the Spirit of the living God was poured upon His church in an event named Pentecost....   [tags: Church Religion Religious ]

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The Promise Of Nanotechnology

- The Promise of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology is designing and building machines in which every atom and chemical bond is specified precisely (Hall 21). Products of nanotechnology are anything that is smaller than 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology is a broad term used for various parts of biomechanics. There are many promises of nanotechnology in the fields of environment, transportation and health. And this is just a small glimpse into the world of nanotechnology. But because nanotechnology is so broad and covers so many aspects of life, in this essay I will only discuss the promises in the health field....   [tags: Technology Nanotechnology ]

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California's Promise

- In the 1960’s California experienced reverence through the reputation of being a promising great state. The increasing population as well as the massive publicity, contributed in highlighting this notion. However, in 2011, California no longer holds the same reputation in the eyes of its residents. With a current state deficit of $25.4 Billion, many Californians believe that the state is hopeless and can no longer regain to its past stardom. Famed Historian, Kevin Starr argues that California has lost its promise entirely; however, California has not lost its promise entirely for the fact that California is still the eighth largest economy in the world....   [tags: State Government, State Deficit]

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Charlie's Promise.

- Father works in a factory, and Mother passed away from Influenza four years ago. But with three children, the money they make doesn't care for them well; and the lack of food and coal for heating specifically is troublesome. Charlie’s father sent her away and as awful as that may sound, Charlie would disagree. She's paid a dollar a week, though it is not as much as in the factory, she lives in better conditions. Though she was away from her family Charlie promised her father to always take care of her sisters....   [tags: short story]

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I Promise: A Promise I Could Not Keep to My Sister

- ... 3 months earlier “Come on Brianna, you’re never ready!” “I’m almost done, stop complaining!” “I’ll look better than you anyway, so why try?” “We’re twins, stupid!” ( her favorite line to say when I say I look better than her) Moments later we were finally on our way to the party. Music blasting, we were talking and laughing like we always did. We finally convinced our parents of letting us drive the car, well mostly me since I was licensed. When we pulled up to the party, Brianna became nervous....   [tags: twin, life, druck, drive]

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The Preamble Is A Promise For The Citizens Of The United States

- The Preamble is a promise to protect the citizens of the United States. It is an introduction to the beginning of the Constitution. The Preamble was written September 17, 1787. Before the Preamble there were The Articles of Confederation, which did not really help our country. The Framers knew that they had to do something. Therefore the Preamble was created to state that the government would protect the rights listed in the Preamble. Some Americans believe that it is a promise to the people of our nation....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Machiavelli and Obama: The Benefits of NOT Keeping a Promise

- In chapter eighteen of The Prince, Machiavelli tells the reader how to be successful and when not to keep your word. It is seen through out history that people of power constantly renege on their promises. This philosophy can be connected to our most prominent political figure of this modern day: President Obama. In this chapter, Machiavelli has two major premises: the nature of man, and the nature of fighting. After explaining the natures of both man and fighting, Machiavelli makes the argument that it is better to be a fox (thus successful) and gives a basic outline on how to be one....   [tags: The Prince, Machiavelli ]

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The American Promise : A History Of The United States

- In my opinion and based on my readings of our textbook The American Promise: A History of the United States by James Roark, the most pressing issue the young republic faced after the new congress took power under the new constitution in 1789, and George Washington became president was searching for stability. In the young republic 's search for stability they needed to cover many bases politically, socially, and culturally. Being a new nation America needed to become secure and stable in the world....   [tags: United States, English-language films, Politics]

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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds

- Introduction The political possibilities of popular music particularly in the sixties served as a reflection on the society of the United States of America, as it has been suggested throughout my thesis. I have argued that blues revolutionized music and folk politicised it. Now, I will demonstrate how rock contributed to a widespread and far-reaching cultural exchange between black and white America in regards to the issues the counter-culture was concerned about. Rock also reflected the political conflicts of the day and through which the young generation sought liberation and self-respect....   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]

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Eliminating Deficits: Finding the Promise in Teachers

- Setting the Stage for Positivity Much discussion has been given to the idea of reframing our views of and interactions with school-age children from culturally, linguistically, ethnically, and economically diverse (hereafter, CLEED) backgrounds. The discussion typically revolves around ending the deficit paradigm—which views students from these backgrounds in a negative context—and developing a new lens through which to view diversity. This new lens focuses not only on the strengths that a diverse student holds, but also on finding the positive aspects of those characteristics that people would typically view as negative....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]

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The Olympics' Promise to Bring Countries Together

- ... Oppossing the law would go against South Africa's law which would tie into political aspects. In 1968, two black American male athletes made history at the Mexico Olympics by making a silent protest against racial discrimination during the American National Anthem in the victory ceremony. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200m run stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played. Both men wore black socks and no shoes and Smith wore a black scarf around his neck....   [tags: apartheid, competition, ceremony]

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Joseph Porter 's A River Of Promise

- Joseph Porter’s, “A River of Promise” provides a detailed report of the first explorers of the North American West. The piece engages in a well written secondary source to argue that the expedition of Lewis and Clark, the two famously known for exploring the American Western frontier, were credited for significant findings that were not completely their own. Joseph C. Porter utilizes text from diaries and journals to highlight the help and guidance from the natives and prior European explorers which ultimately allowed the Lewis and Clark expedition to occur....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Promise v. Reality of Equal Opportunity

- The history of the United States is littered with exclusionary methods that create complex webs of structural racism that have persisted from the times of indentured servitude and slavery to the modern day. During the 1970s specifically the practice of redlining was in full swing, and many people of color were forced to work unskilled or semi-skilled jobs due to widespread workplace discrimination. These structures serve to create obstacles to the success of minorities, those not traditionally considered to be ‘white’....   [tags: My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor]

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Stem Cells Offer Great Promise

- Stem cells offer great promise for success in future medical treatments. However, there still remains to be biased opinions on whether or not the use of stem cell for research is the most appropriate and effective tool for medical research. This topic is especially important for people who are suffering from disease that is capable of being treated through stem cell use. For these people, the treatment has the potential to change their outlook on life to a positive one. The advancements are diverse and have the potential to help cure numerous diseases and illnesses....   [tags: stem cell research, AMA, cloning, USPTO]

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America 's College Promise Act

- I am a student at Norco College and I see myself being an advocate for the “America’s College Promise Act”. I see this as a great opportunity for individuals to learn, grow and not have to worry about debt which is one of the biggest reasons why a lot of people do not attend college. A lot of the times people don’t have money to afford the fees the school require even when they are employed. Being a community college student who works part time to attend school full time I know how expensive it can be to be a student....   [tags: College, High school, Coming out, Education]

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Covenant and Promise

- COVENANT AND PROMISE • BERITH = Hebrew word for covenant • Berith is found in the earliest records in the Bible and is fundamental to Hebrew religion. In Latin it is Testamentum. • The Old Testament and the New Testaments means the old and the new covenants. A covenant is a promise. • Chesed = Hebrew word for the attitude of loyalty and faithfulness which both parties should observe towards one another in a covenant relationship. • The covenant ‘chesed’ of God is so strong that it can never pass away....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Child's Promise

- A Childs Promise This Friday night seemed just like any other with Mom and I lounging on the sofa watching the Grand Ole Opry. I could feel the joy that the Opry brought to my mom just by the look in her eyes as she watched, listened, and sometimes sang. Well she hummed more than she sang but that was my mom’s way of singing. As we watched her eyes would glow. Sometimes I would see a sparkle. As I watched her I knew what I had to do. I hugged my mom and said “Mother, when I’m all grown up I’m going to take you there”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pursuing a Promise

- It was a cold winter at night, Saleem was sent to the nearest hospital after suffering an accident during his football game, Saleem had dislocated his knee, ironically right after scoring the wining touchdown for his team. " Look at his left knee!. I am not sure it's either broken or dislocated!. We need a doctor. Someone call an ambulance!." Coach Achiron knew it was a very serious injury, he also knew this could easily end Saleem's career. In pain and agony Saleem was screaming, not being able to speak....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical

- Paideia, Prejudice and the Promise of the Practical In an age of radical pluralism it is increasingly difficult to affirm and sustain the educational aspirations of Greek paideia (Latin humanitas). The most challenging attacks on these aspirations come from standpoints which share a postmodern attitude of opposition towards inherited cultural ideals, especially those which claim universality. This paper first examines optimistic and pessimistic prospects for the educational heritage of humanitas, concluding that, in the face of cultural disparateness which is increasingly evident in post-Enlightenment cultures, the pessimistic case seems to be more convincing....   [tags: Philosophy Diversity Science Papers]

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A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural

- A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change Bell Hooks was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952. She was born into the era of segregation and was in high school during the start of civil rights movements. Since Hook’s was a young African American that attended one of the first integrated high schools, she experienced racism and segregation first hand. Her writing explains how it was to live during these times and also exhibits how her experiences effected her emotionally....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Bell Hooks Essays]

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The Promise of the Dietary Supplement

- The Promise of the Dietary Supplement Fat Busters, Fat Trappers, Fat Magnets and Fat Absorbers all have one ‘miraculous’ agent in common – chitosan. Why is this supplement all the rage in today’s weight loss market. Will chitosan live up to its touted potential. The dietary supplement, chitosan is the processed, more water-soluble form of one of the most common substances in nature: chitin (KITE-in). The exoskeletons of arthropods (ants, shellfish, etc.) and the walls of many molds, yeast and fungi contain this building block of nature....   [tags: Research Science Diet Essays]

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The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative

- The Broken Promise- Personal Narrative “Thirty years ago in this very room, my father told me a few things, things that I want to tell you today. He said life offers you many paths to choose from. You have to choose the one that is right, the one where you never have to bend down, one where you never fall. Never take any step that will bring shame to your family name or prestige. I have not forgotten his words till today, and neither should you. Promise me that you will follow the traditions of this family....   [tags: Papers]

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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate

- Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops...   [tags: DCPNI, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Promise Land ' By John Trudell

- “Society of broken promise, economies war citizens whores, political pimps leaving us flat on our backs, creating today waiting for the promise land” (Trudell). The U.S government intends on taking what they want from the Indians with resistance. John Trudell, who was a Native American wanted his voice heard. He spent a decade moralizing to stand up to politicians and to appeal the reason for why he did not trust nor approve of the political system. “The government has been literally the most bloodthirsty, brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet, that is not civilization” (Trudell)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Reflection Paper on Living in the Land of Promise Article

- Have you ever wondered what true happiness is. Or what is living in a Promised Land like. Or just wondering how can a priest live a happy life if they are to give up on a lot of things. Or have you ever wondered of your purpose on life. On why we are all here on Earth. I believe, each and every one of us, is living in this world with a purpose. It may be a great or a simple one but we are all called by God to fulfill certain tasks. And as we fulfill whatever that task is, we should always be ready to face all sorts of challenges along the way....   [tags: Theology]

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Reflection and Enemies of Promise

- In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies]

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The Promise of Human Cloning

- The Promise of Human Cloning Cloning opens many doors of opportunities in the agricultural aspect of the United States of America. It has already been a major factor in saving the lives of many humans. I feel the society as a whole can not and should not degrade this scientifical finding. I feel that human cloning should not be done and that this subject raises too many ethical questions. I would like to focus on an agricultural aspect if I may. People raised hell when animal parts were put into humans to save lives and today it is an accepted part of medicinal science....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Women´s Literature: The First Promise by Ashapurna Debi

- The primary question that comes up while we look at a certain text is the way in which the author has exercised the choice in terms of narrative modes, and the ways in which the imaginative world is communicated to the reader. In case of writers who are women, these questions demand a more rigorous reading of the text in terms of the dominant ideological frame against which the test is displayed. Speaking about the complex relationship between women’s writing and the social matrix, Tharu and Lalitha point out that, in the post independence era Indian women engaged with “the profound rearticulation of the political world and of imaginative life that took place in the 1940s and 1950s with...   [tags: narrative process, voice, modes]

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Keeping The Promise For All America 's Children

- What does it mean to have a disability. It means that either someone has a mental, physical, or emotional handicapped that causes obstacles in their lives. So having said disabilities caused intelligent and gifted people from being truly recognized for their true potential. In Secretary Arne Duncan 's essay titled Keeping the Promise to All America 's Children, he asserts the idea that everyone, no matter race, gender, or disabilities, should have a proper education. This essay was a good argument because his recollection of past events, going against both current and past stigmas, and showing America 's progress in making everyone equal....   [tags: Disability, Developmental disability]

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The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger

- The book The Promise of Mediation, written by Baruch Bush and Joe Folger, outlines two different approaches to mediation: problem-solving and transformative. A problem-solving mediator uses a highly controlled process that directs the “substance of the discussion” (Burgess, 1997). Problem-solving mediators highlight the areas that the parties agree on, while avoid areas of disagreement. This approach means that problem-solving mediators play a large role in in “crafting settlement terms and obtaining the parties' agreement,” even though in theory all decisions are made by the participants (Burgess, 1997)....   [tags: problem solving, transformative mediation]

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Health Care Reform And Equity : Promise, Pitfalls, And Prescriptions

- Article Four Review The purpose of this paper is to serve as an overview and summary of the major points found in “Health Care Reform and Equity: Promise, Pitfalls, and Prescriptions” (Fiscella, 2011) This article outlines both good, potentially bad of health care reform and possible solutions to improve on the program. Key Points There are six major take away points from this article. The first key point discussed is “improving health care system access” (Fiscella, 2011). The poor under privileged are typically the people who have the least amount of access to effective health care....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Healthcare reform]

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Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise

- Science and Technology in Reflections and Enemies of Promise        The controversy over science is the central argument in both Max Born's "Reflections" and J. Michael Bishop's "Enemies of Promise." Science and technology have greatly influenced and improved the way people live in a society. However, while Born argues that science is the essence of the "breakdown of human civilization" (208), Bishop strongly disagrees with Born's views: that scientists must take responsibility for their inventions and discoveries....   [tags: Reflections Enemies]

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The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity

- The Promise Of Employment and Causes of Hitler's Popularity Adolf Hitler was a manipulative and purely evil dictator who killed and hurt many innocent people in Germany, and eventually all over Europe. But how did a man like this ever become so popular. How could a man like this sweep his country into something like this. In January of 1933 Hitler was made Chancellor of Germany. His Nazi party were becoming more and more popular. But how was this happening. I think the main cause of Hitler's popularity and growing votes was because Germany was in such a bad state of depression, and so many people were unemployed....   [tags: Papers]

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General Rules of Contract Law

- 1.0 Introduction In this Essay we will be discussing of what does a consideration consist of and how to recognise the element that is influencing the court’s decision when the issue come in relation to perform their exiting duties. We shall also discuss what are the general rules when comes for the formation of a contract and what are the different solutions when comes to the breaching of a contract with example of some cases. This topic need an analysis how can consideration has the main role to play when it comes of an enforceable contract....   [tags: breach, consideration, promise]

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The Consequences of Eating from the Tree of Knowledge

- ... Waltke follows Leupold in claiming that this death was primarily spiritual. He does this because it is very evident in the subsequent chapter that when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they did not immediately fall down and die. Instead we read in Genesis 5 how they continued to live what seems to have been long lives. We are not told this in the case of Eve, but we read of Adam living to an advanced old age of 930 years. This brings us to the crux of our problem. It is a problem between promise and fulfillment....   [tags: death, forbidden, promise]

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How The Panhandle Promise Project Is Helping End The Cycle Of Incarceration

- Integrative Paper Introduction 1. Explore and analyze how the Panhandle Promise Project is helping end the cycle of incarceration in the family by attaching theory to practice, identifying intervention, providing research and evaluation, understanding how policies affect clients. Furthermore, this paper explore my own journey in understanding and applying social work to the community in an attempt to keep fighting for social justice. As part of my learning experience it is require for all graduate students to do an internship at different agencies, my internship was in the Panhandle Promise Project....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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3d Nano Scaffolds Provide Promise For Neural Cell Growth

- 3D Nano-scaffolds Provide Promise For Neural Cell Growth There has been an increasing amount of research on the effects of age on the bodies systems, most importantly the locomotor system1. As with age, injury to the spinal cord resulting from trauma, neurodegenerative diseases, or ischemia are the leading causes of disability in humans2. All factors are exacerbated by an increase in age, and is accompanied by a reduction in the number and diameter of motor neurons within the spinal cord3. The reduction in density of cells within the spinal cord leaves the elderly with decreased muscular strength and a stooped posture....   [tags: Neuron, Axon, Cell biology, Synapse]

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The Ship Shape By David Sedaris

- “In response he expected us to play the part of an enthusiastic family, but we were unwilling to resume our old roles” (Sedaris 5). In life, unreliable people surround us. These people often break promises, bringing disappointment in one’s life. Sometimes the unreliable person may not realize the disappointment the broken promises bring to others. Like in the quote from “The Ship Shape” by David Sedaris, the father expected the family to be excited about the promises, but instead they were disappointed because they had been let down numerous times....   [tags: Mother, Father, Promise, Family]

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Online Channels During The U.s. Shows Promise For Moving Djo Global Shoes

- Highlights Online channels in the U.S. shows promise for moving DJO Global shoes. The potential for online channels to buy large quantities of shoes at once will be successful if we find the right buyers. By selling large quantities at once, we can help free space, lower costs and avoid any possible barriers from selling to international buyers. Analysis Our team decided to focus on eBay and Alibaba for acceptable online channels. Our research through these channels starts with the type of buyer that we are looking for and what that buyer is looking for....   [tags: Sales, Selling, Buyer, Valet parking]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells Hold Great Promise in Medicine

- Stem cells are versatile cells that have great promise in medicine. There are two main types of stem cells: adult and embryonic stem cells. For many years, embryonic stem cells were considered the most useful for research and advancements in medical therapies. Embryonic stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be prompted to become any tissue in the body. That is why they are considered so important, however, the pluripotence of the embryonic stem cell can also be their downfall. Since these cells can become anything, this also means they can mutate into tumors and other undesirable things....   [tags: research, immune system, transplant]

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One Laptop per Child cannot promise a Better Future

- The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and director of MIT Media Laboratory. The OLPC mission aims to “empower the world’s poorest children through education” by providing them with “rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected” laptops (About the project mission, n.d.). OLPC claims that the 200-dollar XO computer is designed for “collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning” (About the project mission, n.d.). They follow five principles wherever these laptops go: children get to keep the laptop, the age group is from six to twelve years old, OLPC gives enough laptops at a time for entire schools or classes so nobody feels left out, the lapt...   [tags: Technology, Education]

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