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Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day

- Heroes and Heroism in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day       When one asks a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" a usual response is "a fireman" or "a ballerina."  In Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day, however, the young Bim and Raja are somewhat more ambitious; they answer that they want to be a hero and heroine.  Later, Bim asks somewhat bitterly, "The hero and heroine-where are they?  Down at the bottom of the well-gone, disappeared" (157).  Bim has lost track of her heroes; however, Raja and Tara have not.  The three siblings have very different relationships to heroic ideals....   [tags: Clear Light Day Essays Desai ]

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Family Feud in Anita Desai´s Clear Light of Day

- Until a child is eighteen years old, the parents have full responsibility. They provide a stable and loving environment for their children. As the leaders in a household, caring and loving parents also maintain the bonds that hold the family together. However, absence of loving parental guidance can create tension between family members. Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day shows how war, specifically the partition of India, affects a particular family. The partition of Indian in 1947 created the separate countries of India and Pakistan, consequently ripping families apart....   [tags: patents, guidance, war, family]

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Comparing Freedom at Midnight and Clear Light of Day

- Comparing Freedom at Midnight and Clear Light of Day        'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.'-- Samuel Johnson (quoted from a proverb).   The various forms of oppression, over race, class, or gender, all operate with one uniform principle: a belief in their own superiority over another. Just as women have always suffered under the oppression of men in patriarchal systems, a quarter of the world, the natives of India, the aborigines of Australia, the Canadians and Africans, endured the iron hand of British rule for centuries....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Creation of Feminine Space in Clear Light of Day

- Language constitutes a necessary factor in the analysis of a female voice. Femininity in writing can be discerned in a privileging of the voice: writing and voice are in fact woven together. The speaking woman is entirely her voice for she physically materializes what she is thinking: she signifies it with her body. Woman, in other words, is wholly and physically present in her voice and writing is no more than the extension of this self- identical prolongation of the speech act. What we find is that by adopting a feminine mode of writing Anita Desai is trying to create a feminine textual space, for the woman occupies a space in this world and this allows the existence of a female utterance...   [tags: Anita Desai]

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Comparing Tension and Conflict in Things Fall Apart and Clear Light of Day

- Tension and Conflict in Things Fall Apart and Clear Light of Day       How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart", and Desai's "Clear Light of Day".           In both Achebe's and Desai's novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness.   In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting out its battles in the characters portrayed within.   Achebe makes his stand in eastern Nigeria while...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Effect Of Light On Human Perception

- ... This was partially due to the clouds covering the sun at times. Regardless, it seemed like the landscape’s brightness was taken down a notch and no longer had the powerful glow it once did. Furthermore, this resulted in the sharpness and clarity of the landscape to be reduced. In the final minutes from around 6pm onwards, the sun set rapidly and it was evident that brightness of the landscape also diminished accordingly. However, it seemed like the gradient from light to dark transitioned seamlessly....   [tags: Light, Color, Book of Optics, Eye]

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The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

- The Light in the Forest Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest.  True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four.  He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga.  He became a part of the Indian culture.  Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and all white captives were to be returned to their people, including 15-year-old True Son.  However, True Son had learned to hate the white men and their ways....   [tags: The Light in the Forest]

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Light in August by William Faulkner

- Light in August by William Faulkner Light in August, a novel written by the well-known author, William Faulkner, can definitely be interpreted in many ways. However, one fairly obvious prospective is through a religious standpoint. It is difficult, nearly impossible, to construe Light in August without noting the Christian parallels. Faulkner gives us proof that a Christian symbolic interpretation is valid. Certain facts of these parallels are inescapable and there are many guideposts to this idea....   [tags: Light August william Faulkner Essays]

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Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

- Mama Day by Gloria Naylor The comparisons--North vs. South, city vs. country, technology vs. nature--are numerous and have been well documented in 20th century literature. Progress contrasts sharply with rooted cultural beliefs and practices. Personalities and mentalities about life, power and change differ considerably between worlds... worlds that supposed-intellectuals from the West would classify as "modern" and "backwards," respectively. When these two worlds collide, the differences--and the danger--rise significantly....   [tags: Mama Day Gloria Naylor Literature Essays]

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Clear Lake

- I looked ahead of myself, letting my feet do the work, for a moment. The trail seemed so distant and lengthy in front of me. The blue sky filled with scattered puffy, white like cotton clouds. The long grasses tickled at my legs, which were covered with nothing more than my shorts. My boyfriend and I were on our annual hike to Clear Lake. An obviously attractive name for a beautiful body of water. Clear Lake was an icy cold from the glacier run off but after a 2 day hike up a mountain ridge it always seemed enjoyable and refreshing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How the divided line relates with the cave and the light of the sun.

- In one of Plato’s most famous three analogies, that of the divided line, which was perfectly, rather clarified in the book The Republic. It is one of the most articulate stories. Plato brought out these models of truth, knowledge, and the natural world of truth along his analogy of the divided line. However, Plato’s analogies are over 1900 years old, I believe but they can still play a big role in today’s world. Plato believes that his manner of knowledge produced in his divided line, can be a significant part in creating a healthier culture and community....   [tags: Plato's Analogies, The Republic, Analysis]

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How the Divided Line Relates with the Cave and Light of Sun

- In one of Plato’s most famous three analogies, that of the divided line, which was perfectly, rather clarified in the book The Republic. It is one of the most articulate stories. Plato brought out these models of truth, knowledge, and the natural world of truth along his analogy of the divided line. However, Plato’s analogies are over 1900 years old, I believe but they can still play a big role in today’s world. Plato believes that his manner of knowledge produced in his divided line, can be a significant part in creating a healthier culture and community....   [tags: The Republic Essays]

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Jesus Is The Light Of The World

- Kayla Waid Professor Dennis Crump RELI 1003-M09 29 September 2015 Jesus is the Light of the World In John chapter eight verse twelve it quotes, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” In my opinion that has some of the strongest words just in one verse. John was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. In John it gives us an up close and personal look at Christ’s identity. This verse has so many interpretations....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Trinity, God in Christianity]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain

- Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain And God said, Let there be light; And there was light. And God saw that the light was good; And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. (Genesis 1:3-5) (1) The sun has been an endless source of inspiration, both physical and spiritual, throughout the ages. For its light, warmth, and the essential role it has played in the maintenance of the fragile balance of life on earth, the sun has been honored and celebrated in most of the world's religions....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Balance of Novelty and Similarities

- The article “When Innovations Meet Institutions: Edison and the Design of Electric Light” by Hargadon and Douglas analyses how Edison successfully introduced and commercialized the electric lighting system within the resistant social context. One method he used is to apply robust design, which the authors believe as a useful tool of helping Edison’s innovation to acquire social acceptance and break lock-in of gas lighting institutes. The notion of robust design requires the innovators and entrepreneurs to make sophisticated decisions including what to present as new (novelty), what to present as old (similarity), and what to hide (Hargadon and Douglas 2001, 476--501)....   [tags: light, similarities]

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My Favorite Day of the Week

- Everyone has a favorite day, my favorite day happens to be at the end of the week. Monday to Saturday I work to what seem to be never ending shifts and go to school. Working all day just go to school at night. The week consist of hard work and hours of studying. When Sunday comes along all of that changes. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. Early in the morning I wake up cold, feeling my partners warm body across the bed. I snuggle up to him for warmth. The movement of my body awakens him....   [tags: Sunday, personal reflections]

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Pompei: The Day the Sun Hid

- The vibrant mosaic tiles of the bath house became monochrome as thick grayness shrouded it, hiding the sun behind a wall of dust and ash. The bathwater, previously still and clear, rippled and reflected the dark sky. A glaring spew of fire lit the darkness, taking over the top of Mount Vesuvius. Nothing cascaded from the volcano except for rocks and ash. People stood up, confused as to where the day went. But soon, debris dropped from the sky like pebbles thrown from the heavens, covering the town and causing destruction in its path....   [tags: Vibrant Mosaic Tiles, Bath House, Mount Vesuvius]

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The Modern Day Religious Movement

- ... To me, Islam has a much more explosive mix with religion and politics than Christianity today, although not in the past. You don’t even have to look at the extremists like ISIS, Al Qaeda, or the Taliban. You can look at already established Islamic countries or majority opinions on some issues. Saudi Arabia might be the perfect example of gross human rights violations. The most recent high profile case is of Raif Badawi, an ex-Muslim blogger born and currently living in Saudi Arabia. He is currently convicted and sentenced to 1,000 lashes because he dared to speak out against Islam....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Sharia, Muhammad]

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A Day I Will Wake

- ... Are there no more lives to be watched over. No more souls to save. I wonder. But there it stands, poor old thing, alone, peaceful, serene. Lonely, perhaps. No, not with so many to look and appreciate it. And yet, it stands neglected, no use for its gifts any longer. Sad. It is an old man, perched at the edge of the water, gazing out at each passing dawn and dusk, waiting for time to finally take its ultimate toll, chiseling away mortar by stone until it crumbles to dust beneath its weight. Time is immensely heavy, you know....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Victory or Demise, Same Faces in a New Light

- Loyalty and nobility are supposedly infallible characteristics to most people. Nevertheless, the honorable influence of others and venomous influence of greed is a common threat, shattering bonds between others. The good of others and greed tends to blind a person, weakening the connection between people, killing off trust, nobility, and shared bonds. In George Orwell's 1984, love, friendship, and loyalty are crushed by the hands of an oppressive government and trust is scarce. A totalitarian government is threatened and helped by individuals, however, one thing is common, the obligation to love of the authority, Big Brother....   [tags: betrayal,loyalty,nobility]

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Personal Narrative: My Day

- The light from the sun reflects off the pure white wall, illuminating the room. The dust floats, undisturbed by the empty house. This is what I see as I launch myself out the door, into the hot summer air, into the sounds of playing children. I was four, I was carefree, I was full of life. Outside, we were free to do anything. My cousins, sister, and I could do whatever we wanted. The thoughts slipped through my mind, quick as a flowing river, and I did not have a care to catch it. All I was thinking about was a way to satisfy my immense and never ending curiosity....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Organic Light Emitting Diodes

- Technology has changed our lives in ways that we only imagined in our dreams. Imagine a high quality and flexible display that is simple and low cost. Television or computer screens the size of a wall, but only as thin as a sheet of plastic. With colors so bright and vibrant you will feel like your right in the action whether you?re watching your favorite movie or playing your favorite computer game. Sound very unlikely with today?s bulky, heavy, and power hungry Cathode Ray Tubes many times referred to as CRT?s....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Day of Defeat

- The Day of Defeat Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-day, took place on June sixth, 1944; though, it was not originally planned to happen when it did. In August 1943, “President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, meeting in Quebec, Casablanca, or at Yalta with Stalin, would approve or disapprove these plans. One of the first decisions to be made was the agreement to defeat Germany first and fight a holding action in the Pacific until Hitler fell.” (Dank, 7)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Reality of Sex Slavery in the Present Day

- In Margaret Atwood’s novel,  Oryx and Crake,  she  constantly  places the reader in an uncomfortable environment. The story takes place in a not so distant future where today’s world no longer exists due to an unknown catastrophe.  The only human is a man who calls himself the Abominable Snowman or Snowman for short, but in his childhood days his name was Jimmy.  If the thought of being all alone in the world is not uneasy enough, Atwood takes this opportunity to point out the flaws of the modern world through Snowman’s reminiscing about Jimmy’s childhood.  The truths exposed are events that people do not want to acknowledge: animal abuse for human advancement, elimination of human interacti...   [tags: oryx and crake,margaret atwood,modern slavery]

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Seventh Day Adventism and the Branch Davidians

- According to a recent article, Seventh-day Adventism is the fastest growing Christian denomination in North America. Yet in 1986, a Gallup poll taken in the United States showed that 30% of Americans had never heard of Seventh-day Adventism. Of those who had, none could provide any further descriptions of Seventh-day Adventists other than that they worshipped on Saturdays. Even earlier, in 1970, a similar poll had respondents confusing Mormon history with Adventist history. Although these polls are 25 years or more outdated, they do address the general populations ignorance of Adventists....   [tags: Religion]

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The Saddest Day

- It was one of those superb days that makes you forget all your problems and makes you grateful that you are alive. The sun was beaming down scintillating honeyed rays to the earth, turning everything they touched into gold. The wind was a light blowing breeze, like angels breathing softly upon the world. The birds were singing their most beautiful songs turning the trees into radiant symphony orchestras. The crystal clear sky must have transformed into a mirror over the Caribbean Sea, for it was of the most beautiful shades of blue I had ever laid eyes on....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Focault's Theory of Panopticism and Chris Otter's Article "Let There Be Light"

- There are numerous ways to see Foucault’s panopticism take form in modern society. It can be spotted with cameras placed in various institutions, from street intersections to shopping malls, clearly surveying the area. It can be noticed in classrooms as teachers discipline their students and security looks on from their surveillance rooms. It can even come from the ever impressive NASA satellites in space, hovering above the massive globe and constantly taking in the brightness of so many places on Earth....   [tags: focault]

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Long Band Red Light Phototherapy On Perennial Allergic Rhinitis And Nasal Polyposis

- Having read and studied the trial by Ittai Neuman, MD and Yehuda Finkelstein, MD titled “Narrow-band red light phototherapy in perennial allergic rhinitis and nasal polyposis” a meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate it. The trial was analysed under the following ten headings. Patient Characteristics There were strict guidelines that needed to be followed in terms of inclusion and exclusion of participants. For patients to be included they must have allergic rhinitis or nasal polyposis of which they must have daily symptoms and they must be between the ages of 12 and 68....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Acupuncture]

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A Day as a Physical Therapy Volunteer

- As usual, John is late. Because the other two Physical Therapists (PTs) are busy on their rounds, I just wait, sitting on the therapy tables reading the assorted pamphlets that are available to the patients. Every part of the body is represented in these books on the shelf. A slight humming sound comes from the air conditioner. The freshly waxed tile floor reflects the light that shines from the ceiling tract lights. Since I am a volunteer, the lowest on the totem pole of health care, I have no specific duties....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]

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The Beach: A New Day

- A new day has begun. Slowly ascending into the cold dark sky, the sun glows vibrantly with delight. The passionate colours fill the sky with warmth like the pink grapefruits, zesty lemons, citrus oranges and cherry red. The sea so subtle sparkles preciously as it strolls up against the shore. The crystal water that stretch out far into the horizon gets darker and deeper but stays very calm. Walking on a land of gold, the sand being so soft and smooth, glistens as it reflects the suns rays with joy....   [tags: descriptive, narrative]

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The Day I Found Joy

- "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -- Oscar Wilde One of the things that has always puzzled me is human nature, our joys, fears and madness. The very source of the painful cramps of the soul that we call sadness, and the source of the multicolor soft parade that we call happiness. Those feelings have been with us since we saw the light, and are going to be there until the dark and graceful death decides to cover the light of life with her soft wings. They shape everything that makes us, our face, our expression, our spirit, our minds, our future and our past....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer

- The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer The following are excerpts from a research project undertaken by Ramya Bavikatte on her Washington Semester at American University. Ramya traveled with her class to Kenya, where she learned more about the issues of small holder agriculture and the Gikuyun farmer. The purpose of this research project is to study the economic and social implications of smallholder agriculture in Kenya. The shift of smallholders from subsistence farming to cash crop farming created significant changes in the standards of living, social security, reproduction, and the sexual division of labor....   [tags: Economics Kenya Agriculture Essays]

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lighthod Light and Dark in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Light and Dark in Conrad's Heart of Darkness In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the author adverts to the idea that the "entrapment of light by darkness [that] is continually suggested" (Bloom 46) is comparative to Marlow's personality and perspective of his expedition down the Congo River. Light symbolizes any object or concept that is positive while darkness represents anything that elicits malice. The way in which Conrad approaches the novel by using darkness constantly prevail over light shows a continual theme of foreboding and gloom....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Value of Color and Light in Henrik Ibsen's Wild Duck

- The Value of Color and Light in Henrik Ibsen's Wild Duck   In the Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen begins his play by emphasizing the value of color and light. He uses the theme of light to contrast Old Werle, a stingy rich man, with Old Ekdal, a poor helpless man. Ibsen connects the color green with the loss of eyesight of Old Werle. A possible affair between Old Werle and Gina, Hedvig's mother, may suggest the cause of Hedvig's loss of sight. By using sun and moon, Ibsen establishes the atmosphere of the scene....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Wild Duck Essays]

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Light and Darkness in Remembering Babylon by David Malouf

- The story takes place in the mid-19th century in a remote settlement of Queensland, Australia. One day as a group of children are playing at the edge of the village, a remarkable figure stumbles out of the bush. This dark, unkempt person (Gemmy) turns out to be a white man who fell from a ship 16 years earlier (when he was a 19 year old sailor) and has lived with an aboriginal tribe ever since. He hardly remembers English, and his culture and sensibility have become those of his adopted people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Types Of Vision And Colour Of Eyes

- For this task I thought long and hard about the types of vision and colour of eyes I wanted, the colours I would want is a little complex, I would have a completely blood red Iris while the border of the pupil having a touch of yellow starry rings, to give the looks of a soul that have been ravaged and in pain for centuries. I choose this for no particular reason other than personal preference. Night Vision I initially turned to night vision, initially this sounds nice, but after some thought on the basic principles of how night vision works, I decided against it for several reason....   [tags: Electromagnetic radiation, Light, Eye, Infrared]

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The Best Day of their Life - Original Writing

- The Best Day of their Life - Original Writing The ground was set with fresh frost from the cool night before. Ice covered the once lively pond, with only the lone duck perched on the ice. Icicles hung from the church roof like the cold fingers of the dead, pointing at the floor, and the final destination of all. The headstones of all the patrons of the church lay scattered about the graveyard, all of them in a bad state of disrepair. Some had been vandalised, many had just fallen foul of time....   [tags: Papers]

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World War II - D-Day

- D-Day Throughout the course of World War II, there were several American raids, or invasions, of European soil. Young American soldiers risked their own lives in order to save those of thousands of others. The most famous of these invasions happened on the beaches of Normandy, Where US and British forces ran into a strong German resistance . This battle has been studied and glorified by many American historians throughout the years. Every historian has his or her own take on this event, but almost all American historians will express it as an important United States victory....   [tags: American History]

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Elements of Light which Create Blue Skies and Red Sunsets

- Elements of Light which Create Blue Skies and Red Sunsets Throughout history, many people have wondered exactly what makes the sky blue and what makes some sunsets red. This can be done by examinations on how the scattering of sunlight by the Earth's atmosphere produces blue skies and red sunsets. Red sunsets have also been called orange sunsets because they are actually more orange in color. Blue Skies To understand why the sky is blue, one needs to understand a little about light. Light is a form of radiation, electromagnetic energy that travels in the form of waves possessing electric and magnetic properties....   [tags: Papers]

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Light Over Dark: The Choice Romeo And Juliet Didn’T Make

- Light Over Dark: The Choice Romeo and Juliet Didn’t Make The purpose of the light/dark motif in Romeo and Juliet is to show how Romeo and Juliet are unable to tell light from dark, or good from bad. I think everyone has the potential to discern what choices lead to “light” and what choices keep them in the “dark”. So Romeo and Juliet had that potential but I don’t think they wanted to know about that, since nothing else mattered to them but them. In this play, Romeo and Juliet do never make a clear choice of light over dark because they almost do not want to deal that decision in the midst of their romantic bliss....   [tags: Shakespeare Romeo Juliet Analysis]

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A Brief History of Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

- “I am not learned, but I have as good feelings as any man.” – Joseph Smith Jr. It was Joseph Smith who brought the Mormon religion about again. It was about while Christ was alive but fell away as people only took part of what he said and created their own religion. As time passed it was forgotten and only came about again after God prophesied to Joseph Smith and told him what to do. Joseph Smith became the first prophet and brought the Mormon religion back to the surface. Now the Mormon religion relies on their history to teach of Joseph Smith, the Mormon trail, and of Mormons today....   [tags: Religion, Prophets, Persecution ]

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The Day I Decided I Didn't Want to be a Doctor

- The Day I Decided I Didn't Want to be a Doctor We've got one unconscious 14-year old male, struck by a train. Breathing is labored and shallow. A weak carotid pulse is 42. BP is 80 over 60. Skin is cyanotic, moist, and clammy. Pupils are dilated and non-reactive. Multiple complicated injuries: broken ribs protruding through left side, tension pnuemothorax, distended abdomen with obvious internal bleeding, fractured humerus, and pelvis. Massive injuries to head and face: lacerated nose, fractured zyogos, fractured cranium with obvious ecchymosis around eyes, hemorrhaging and leaking cerebrospinal fluid from ears and cranium....   [tags: Personal Narrative Medicine Papers]

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The Day After the Nuclear War

- I weaved in and out of the old, dusty streets. The once caramel colored bricks of the buildings were now a dull gray. The air was almost visible as light brown, full of soot and dust. The buildings had large, dark spots that looked like shadows of a person that was not there. All of this, along with the holes in the wall and the shattered glass littering the ground, was a constant reminder of the great darkness that had overcome this city. I passed an old couple on the opposite side of the road....   [tags: short story]

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On Tumblr: How it Gave Light to Pseudonymity and Cyber-bullying

- Today’s generation utilizes a different medium of communication which is social networking. Different social networking sites are introduced over the years such as Facebook, Twitter, Formspring and lastly, Tumblr. Tumblr, a social networking site that gained popularity in the Philippines, is becoming an avenue for people to express themselves which is being overused through pseudonymity and degrades the self esteem of an individual. Tumblr is defined by Pearson (2009) as a social-networking site which is a photo-blog platform which enables its users to post anything that they wish....   [tags: Social Media ]

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A Day at the Lake

- A quaint aroma of pure harmony and happiness is abroad the marvelous lake designed by years of change. It is a therapeutic retreat hidden from the world we entertain. Soft winds caress your neck as one nears the out-lying woods that surround this satisfaction achieved dwelling. As soon as the beautiful trees with fall colors start to dispel their leaves, it is as if a blanket is covering the forest for a nice nap. There is a road with winding turns, telescopic mountain passageways, and marvelous tunnels to enter the lake....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation]

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City Boy versus Country Girl

- City Boy versus Country Girl Gloria Naylor’s novel, Mama Day, shows how two loving people can unite in marriage, while being from two separate worlds. The way that Naylor creates the anxiety between these two characters is by the differences in their backgrounds--including their families, traditions and their geographical origins. Cocoa and George are extremely different; however, this is what makes their marriage so strong. Raised by the two most respected women in the town, Cocoa grew up on a small southern island with a loving family, while George grew up in a boys’ home without a family in urban New York....   [tags: Mama Day Gloria Naylor Essays]

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Aliens for Peace: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Bernard Hermann, and Enhancing Emotion Through Music

- The Day the Earth Stood Still is a classic science-fiction film, ranked as one of the most important movies in American history. It explores the possibilities of aliens and life beyond our planet, while also touching on religious ideas. Specifically, the movie has underlying themes on the idea of a higher power, even beyond those with much higher scientific and technological intelligence than humans from earth. In the movie, Klaatu, the visiting alien, presents an ultimatum to the humans—stop fighting one another, or the entire planet will be destroyed....   [tags: Klaatu, Film Analysis, Soundtrack]

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A Day in the Shoes of a Teenager Who Lives in a House of Seven People

- A Day in the Shoes of a Teenager Who Lives in a House of Seven People Growing up in a relatively larger-than-average household with seven people who are somehow related to you in one way or another, life is pretty hectic; especially when you're a 15 year-old teenager with hormones raging inside of you. It is known that young people at this stage of their lives feel that the whole world is against them....   [tags: Papers]

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D-Day

- The Great, the Wondrous, the D-Day Offensive World War II is the costliest battle in the history of the world. It affected every country that existed and brought some more into establishment. It was Axis, (strongly made up of: Germany, Japan, and Italy) versus Allies (strongly made up of: United States of America, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the United Kingdom, and China). For a while it looked as if the Axis were headed towards victory, then the Japanese carried out Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 which made the U.S....   [tags: World War II History]

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Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter

- The Two Jiltings of Granny Weatherall Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” is a short story illustrating the struggle of an old woman trying to face death with personal dignity. At the story’s heart is a masterful characterization of the protagonist, Granny Weatherall. Katherine Anne Porter has developed the character of Granny Weatherall “with such clarity and force that her life story becomes a prototype for everyone’s, regardless of age or circumstance” (Blake 3465)....   [tags: sexist criticism, light, darkness]

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Using Caffeine is a Sin Against God

- Using Caffeine is a Sin Against God One of the most widely misunderstood commandments in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Word of Wisdom.  The question that seems to trouble many members of the church is whether or not caffeine is part of the Word of Wisdom.  In this paper, we will find that as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we cannot drink caffeinated beverages and say that we keep the Word of Wisdom.      President Hinckley asked and answered a question in General Conference on October 4th of 1997....   [tags: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]

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The Day The World Ended

- SONS AND LOVERS Relationships have, and always will contain many different levels. These levels can produce somewhat of a state of confusion in ones life, and have many different impacts. But when a change and a transformation takes place, one can reach a point of clarity and a new found direction. In the comparison of two novels, we see several relationships portrayed along these lines, and how the two main characters transform to find what is most sacred to them. Paul Morel is the main character in D.H....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of Advertising and its Impact in the Modern Day

- Advertising has been an essential facet of marketing for as long as there have been human civilization and interaction. It is human nature to “advertise” oneself or to expose certain aspects of ones life that create an image or facade of how that person would prefer to be perceived by their community and peers. Advertising generally involves the promotion – and many times an exaggeration – of the positive aspects and the cloaking of negative attributes related to the particular item in question....   [tags: Advertising ]

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The Evolution of Advertising and its Impact in the Modern Day

- Advertising has been an essential facet of marketing for as long as human civilization and interaction occurring between 90,000 BCE – 60,000 BCE. It is human nature to advertise oneself or to expose certain aspects of one's life that create an image of how that person would prefer to be perceived by their community and peers. Advertising generally involves the promotion – and many times an exaggeration – of the positive aspects along with the cloaking of negative attributes related to the particular item in question....   [tags: Advertising ]

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Accounting for the Differences Between the Front Pages of Two Daily National Newspapers Printed on the Same Day

- Accounting for the Differences Between the Front Pages of Two Daily National Newspapers Printed on the Same Day National newspapers are split into two categories; tabloids and broadsheets. Tabloids contain many articles on celebrities and gossip, some news and many large pictures. Popular tabloids are ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Mirror’, but are also nicknamed ‘red tops’, often because the names of the papers are printed white on red, while broadsheets print on a more conventional black on white....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects Of Light Pollution On Earth

- ... Light Trespass can also interfere with your sleep and reduced privacy (Lerner, et al). Street lights are also a good example of trespass pollution; because “the light from the outside can come inside your home” (Crawford). Sky glow is another form of light pollution that can cause serious problems. Sky glow is the “light that escape upward from light fixtures or lights that are pointed upward” (Bower) sky glow effects what we can and cannot see in the sky, it can block our view of the stars, sun moon and sky in general....   [tags: Light pollution, Lighting, Light]

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The Light Of The Sun

- As I lay on the minute golden grains of sand, I looked up at the brilliant sky, adorned with flashes of pink and orange and purple, mirroring the colours of a flawless seasoned apricot. The goddess-like sun’s face is being embraced by the demure navy fingertips of the skyline. The dull light of the sun somehow manages to kindle my senses in a way I had never seen or felt before. Everything felt like it came to a standstill and the effect of the light made the scene look like one in a painting. The waves break gently into white foam on the black beach....   [tags: Sun, Light, Sky, Sunrise]

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The Invention Of The Light Bulb

- Light. It is such an important part of peoples everyday lives. In modern day especially, artificial lighting and energy is the basis of living. It is relied on it so heavily and many do not even think about how it works or how it came to be. It all started with the invention of the light bulb. The invention of the light bulb can be considered to be the starting point to technological advances in lighting and other technological discoveries and inventions. Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Edison was not the sole genius behind the incandescent light bulb....   [tags: Incandescent light bulb, Light, Fluorescent lamp]

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Don't Light Up My Night

- Don’t Light Up My Night I remember gazing at the stars with my mom when I was a kid. She pointed out the Milky Way and a number of constellations. She told me, “there are way too many stars to count!” Now, 50 years later, when I walk outside and look up, I see only a few identifiable constellations, no Milky Way, and I would venture to say there were so few stars that if I took a little time, I could count them all. Are there really fewer stars in the heavens. Not at all. The stars are up there, they just cannot be seen by the naked eye from the vast majority of heavily populated vantage points anymore....   [tags: Light Pollution ]

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The Invention Of The Light Bulb

- Do you ever wonder how many times you use a light bulb. Do you ever think how your life would be without light bulbs. Well, without the invention of the light bulb, our lives would be completely different than it is today. Furthermore, just by the help of most of the oddly shaped, wired figures have helped a vast variety of people to conquer the day and we hardly even realize it. The light bulb was invented somewhere in the 1800s by a man named Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison is one of the most powerful human beings who ever lived....   [tags: Thomas Edison, Incandescent light bulb]

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The Effects of Color and Light on Your Mood

- When I was younger and felt “under the weather” or was having a bad day, my mother always used to kick me to the outdoors and tell me to soak up some sun. I always thought that it was all mumbo jumbo, the sun can not really have an effect on my mood, can it. As a young child I thought it was a myth, just another way for my mother to subtly tell me to stop moping around the house and get me out into the fresh air. Come to find out, her words of wisdom were true, the sun really does have an impact on your mood....   [tags: Environment, Light, Colors]

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Light Exposure on the Regeneration of Dugesia Dorotocephala

- Light exposure on the regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala Introduction The objective of this experiment was to test the effect of light exposure on the regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala. Dorotocephala is a species which belongs to the kingdom Animalia, class Turbellaria, order Seriata, these worms are classified in the suborder Tricladida based on the three main branches of their digestive system. They are further subdivided based upon ecological habitat. They come in freshwater, marine and terrestrial forms (Alvarado, Reddien)....   [tags: Experiment, Light Exposure, Worms]

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How the Sun Produces Light and Heat

- When we look up into the sky, what do we see. During the day, we often will find the sun. The sun is much more than a ball of fire that we see in our daily lives. The sun gives earth life, from the condition of the season of the life that is produced. Overall, when we think of the sun we think of heat and light, but one might question; how does the sun produce the heat and light that is necessary for the earth to sustain life. The sun is also known as a star, just like the stars we see at night that illuminate the night sky....   [tags: Sun, Light, Heat, Energy, Fire, Power]

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The Green Light in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Green Light Essay Question: “Gastby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... and then one fine morning - So we beat on, boat against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald, 171) Why is this quote one of the most significant quotes from the novel. Answer this question whilst referring to the way in which this quote sums up, and is, a metaphor for Gatsby....   [tags: summer romance, daisy buchanan, light]

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In the Shadows: Examining Light and Dark Imagery in "Romeo and Juliet"

- John Steinbeck once said “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone”. In order to appreciate something for all that it truly is, one must learn to compare it to its opposite. These opposites both complement each other and bring out the worst in one another. Moreover, they also produce energy through the tension they create. This is true of opposition everywhere, literature included. Authors often make use of it, thus making their works more interesting and relatable....   [tags: energy, light, dark, setting, love]

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How A Camera 's Aperture Determines The Amount Of Light Reaching The Retina

- ... Mary inside the room represents the camera or a certain machinery approach to quantifying sights by gamma and aperture. We are Mary outside the room, who experience the concept of colour by creating a correlation from spacial distribution of the colour blue against the sky. These things come naturally to us but that’s because we root them from other aspects we know to equal the feeling of understanding colour. While details like colour can cause a sense of awe, because we are rooting from our mathematical knowledge of space....   [tags: Light, Color, Qualia, Slavery]

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Reading's Contributions to Clear Thinking

- When you hear someone being called a nerd, what do you think of, big glasses and braces, perhaps. What about their hobbies. Reading books and doing homework for fun. Well, it turns out that those “nerds” are on to something. Reading does, in fact, get you better grades. Just think about it, “While you read you’re building images, thoughts, and opinions… You’re using critical thinking and logic to process the information. Reading leads to… clear thinking.” (“Why Reading Makes”). But “clear thinking” alone isn’t going to save your grades, reading also helps in most, if not all, areas of learning....   [tags: focus, confidence, stress]

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Physics of Incandescent Light bulbs

- The incandescent light bulb, since its fairly recent invention, has quickly become a basic essential of modern technological life as we know it. It took many years to create an practical bulb despite the simplicity of its structure. I believe a majority of us take them completely for granted as a normal part of life. Early man knew the sun as his lightsource and when the sun set, he knew the moon and the stars. As his intelligence increased and he learned about the world in which he lived he became associated with fire....   [tags: physics light bulb]

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The Evolution of the Light and Electron Microscope

- Birth of the Light Microscope In Circa 1000AD the first vision aid was invented (the inventor is unknown) it was called a reading stone. It was described as a glass sphere that magnified reading material when placed on top of an object. Someone picked up a piece of transparent crystal thick in the middle than at the edges, they looked through it, and realized it made objects look bigger. “Magnifying glasses” are mentioned during the first century A.D by Roman philosophers Seneca and Pliny the Elder, but never used much until the invention of spectacles, at the end of the 13th century....   [tags: evolution, eletron, light]

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The Speed of Light Analysis

- When a curious observer looks to the cosmos, he/she travels back in time hundreds, thousands, millions, even billions of years. The photons from the mysterious stars he/she is looking at have traveled through time at 186,000 miles per second, until his/her eyes caught them. Light is the one particle that sheds luminosity over everything, and is the only way of seeing the elusive and magnificent nature of the universe. But to understand light is too understand its speed—a speed so great that nothing with mass can ever reach it....   [tags: physics, light, gelileo galilei]

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Characterization in The Remains of the Day

- Characterization in The Remains of the Day   The Remains of the Day is a book that believes in defining its characters to remarkable detail. Even minor characters are brought to life, using a variety of methods; some subtle, others more overt. This essay will discuss the entire novel - just the first eight pages. Many novels would still only be setting the scene at this point but, with The Remains of the Day, many of the main characters have already been described in a fair amount of detail. Creating detailed and believable characters is usually a key factor in a book's success....   [tags: The Remains of the Day]

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Faulkner's Light in August - The Measure of a Man

- "Light in August": The Measure of a Man         One of the most influential people in the world during the past two thousand years may be surprising to some people. He is the center of controversy after controversy; nations have risen and fallen because of his name. Year after year, men and women are persecuted and killed because of their devotion to a man who walked this earth before any of them can even trace their ancestry, Jesus Christ. One might say that Joe Christmas, William Faulkner's unforgettable version of a rebel without a cause, is the complete opposite of Jesus....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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Faulkner's Light in August - Hightower's Epiphany

-  Light in August - Hightower's Epiphany           Most criticism concerning Faulkner's novel, Light in August, usually considers the character of Joe Christmas. Christmas certainly deserves the attention paid to him, but too often this attention obscures other noteworthy elements of the complex novel. Often lost in the shuffle is another character, the Reverend Gail Hightower, who deserves greater scrutiny. A closer examination of Hightower reveals Faulkner's deep concern for the South and the collective suffering of its people....   [tags: Light August Essays]

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The Light In The Forest

- The Light In The Forest Conrad Richter's book, The Light In The Forest, is about a boy from Pennsylvania who was adopted into an Indian family. After a long period of time, True Son had to go back to his white family. The ordeal in the story is that he wanted to go back to the Indians and not stay in the white village. When he came back, he made a big mistake and got kicked out of the Indian village. In my opinion, Cuyloga made the most difficult decision in the novel when he decided to send True Son away at the end....   [tags: The Light In The Forest]

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Many of you probably did not realize that you could spend twenty dollars for a light bulb, and most of you are wondering why you would. The answer will surprise you: to save money. Before you decide that I have completely lost my mind, hear me out. The light bulb that I am referring to is a compact fluorescent light bulb, commonly called a CF. This is a self‑contained fluorescent light that fits into standard 120‑volt light fixtures. When compared with incandescent bulbs, CFs use only 25 to 30 percent of the energy and will last up to ten times longer....   [tags: CF Electricity Light Bulb Essays]

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Religion vs. Morality in Light in August

- “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” George Washington According to George Washington, morality can only be maintained or exist when religion is there to guide it. While this may seem like a simple concept to understand, matters of religion and morality are more complex. Many religions have value systems regarding virtues and morals that are meant to guide their followers in determining between right and wrong; however, just because a person is religious does not necessarily mean they are moral and just be...   [tags: Light in August Essays]

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Developing Clear-Sighted Vision

- Author Ralph Ellison, examines the concept of blindness and clear-sighted vision in “Invisible Man” in regards to race. The characters can be broken down into two categories: sightless or clear-sighted. The category and characters expand off of their predetermined category and positively affect the growth of the narrator. Ellison acknowledges the characters in “Invisible Man” that intentionally (or unintentionally) refuse to acknowledge the African American community in regards to social inequalities and racial advancements....   [tags: blindness, invisible man, sightless]

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Organizational Clear Objectives

- 5- Conclusion and Recommendations 5.1 Recommendation: 5.1.1 Organizational clear objectives: Clear and the final steps necessary for the results of the motivation approach to ensure all staff. Managers, who will help you, evaluate your team they need to identify and to ensure. What happens if you do not have a vision and plan of action. The coach, football is not a personal book, and each player tries to coordinate activities. Staff clears guidance and a clear vision for the organization effectively and efficiently through production, which will ultimately lead to the goals of the organization to achieve it, should be present....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Review of the Band Periphery and Their Album Clear

- ... The concept behind Clear was quite a daring one, but Periphery pulls through with an amazing album because each track has its unique identity, while the record still flows well as a whole. If I had to pick one adjective to describe Clear, I would probably pick “fun.” Clear is an extremely fun album to listen to, as the different vocals styles and epic instrumentals make it very dynamic. The mood shifts quite fast and dramatically at times, but this album is still coherent as a whole. “Overture”, “Zero”, and “Extraneous” are the instrumentals, and they are all phenomenal, giving off a progressive/djent feel that fans of this genre love, while still able to show off their technicality....   [tags: metal, tracks, lyrics]

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Is it Possible to Travel at the Speed of Light?

- Ever since 1966, when the first episode of Star Trek aired, there has been a question lingering in the mind of humans; fans, children, and scientists alike. To some, it is just wishful fantasizing, but to others, it is a goal to pursue and an idea that may not be so far-fetched -- Is it possible for humans to travel at the speed of light. If so, why should humans attempt this and will they. If not, what are some of the limitations of travel at the speed of light and are researchers trying to resolve them....   [tags: light speed, star trek, star wars]

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