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Rethinking the American Dream in Coney Island of the Mind, Why Wallace?, and Goodbye, Columbus

- Rethinking the American Dream in Coney Island of the Mind, Why Wallace?, and Goodbye, Columbus       Webster defines a dream as "something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality." This seems, logically, something that everyone desires to obtain. However not everyone is the same therefore each dream is not the same. According to certain works of literature regarding the 1950's-60's though, it appears as if many people are quite disillusioned and believe their dream is the one and only dream suitable for everyone....   [tags: Coney Wallace Columbus]

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Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

- During the late nineteenth century, America was undergoing a cultural change in society. An island with Amusement Parks and vast beaches was underway in development to change the face of America in ways no one could have imagined at the time. The island was referred to as Coney Island. Coney Island Amusement Parks was built in a span of 30 years that would provide the American people a place to relax and enjoy time together with their friends and family. As a whole, Coney Island at the turn of the century, offered the ways of the future in distinctive ways; through technological advances of the era....   [tags: development, industrialization]

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Coney Island

- Coney Island The want to relax and to be entertained has always been a part of human nature. It seems that business has always been able to find ways to fulfill this want. But throughout the history of the United States the job of achieving this task has not been easy. More attractive ideas and inventions were constantly knocking out the old ways to enjoy life. In the second half of the nineteenth century genteel reformers seemed to have found a new way to entertain the crowds; pleasure parks....   [tags: Papers]

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Tara Altebrando's Dreamland Social Club

- ... Leo, Jane’s crush, also has an indirect relationship to Jane, both of their moms were friends and members of the original “Dreamland Social Club” together. A big part of the role Jane’s mom plays that brings her closer to Leo is leaving behind hints that lead to keys. These keys give her access to certain rides around the amusement park but what would be the fun if she goes alone. As Leo and her adventure more and more together they dive into the new clues and information Jane starts really understanding who she is....   [tags: Coney Island adventures, story analysis]

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Description and Analysis of Easter Island

- Pacific Ocean covers almost a third of our planet. In the central and south-western parts of the island are located in Oceania. Looking at the map, you can see that the farther to the east of Australia, the smaller size of the islands are, the rarer they are. And then thousands of kilometers of water surface - and her continent of South America. People inhabit the ocean as far as the most remote islands. Despite the enormity of these distances, Polynesians speak related languages ​​and are very close to each other in physical type and culture....   [tags: pacific ocean, easter island, pastoralists]

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A Comparsion of Coral Island and Lord of the Flies

- The Coral Island and Lord of The Flies have a matching basic story but diverse things within the stories. The Coral Island, by R.M. Ballantyne, was the basic plot of the story Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. The island is the same in both books; likewise, the main characters; Jack and Ralph are the same people in both stories. Ballantyne’s story is about three British gentlemen whereas Golding’s is about boys that turn cruel and against each other. There are dissimilarities between the characters in the way that they act....   [tags: characters, island, plot]

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Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island

- Mental disorders can be accompanied by dangerous and harmful side effects. In Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island, there are many effects of a mental illness that are damaging to an individual. However, there are three effects that seem more harmful and long-term. First, many people who are sleep deprived tend to develop difficulties with their mental state. Furthermore, a mental illness can often cause an individual to respond to an emotional situation in a violent fashion. Most importantly, when one’s mental state is damaged, flashbacks and distorted memories are common....   [tags: shutter island, dennis lehane]

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Analysis of Chapter 28 in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island

- ‘Treasure Island’ was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, although it previously appeared in children’s magazine ‘Young Folks’ between 1881 and 1882 under the title of ‘The Sea Cook’ but it was later changed to ‘Treasure Island’. The novel is split into five parts-I will analyze chapter twenty eight, it is the first chapter of the last part of the novel called ‘Silver’, and Silver is the main character in this chapter. While analyzing this chapter I want to look at its contribution towards the story as a whole, the themes and messages in this chapter....   [tags: Treasure Island]

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The Role of Money in Society Depicted in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

- The love of money is the root of all evil, a statement that has proved itself true through the centuries. Loving money traps us, as human beings. It is not a bad thing to enjoy what money can do; however, the love of money is a wasted effort that can put all in grave peril. It is at our advantage that we have the ability to choose whether we ‘want’ to fall into that trap. Unfortunately, that choice is difficult since society associates one’s character with wealth and financial management. The mishaps, deaths, and hardships that occur from the beginning of the tale are the result of deliberate deception for personal gain....   [tags: Treasure Island]

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Descartes ' Theory Of The Mind And Body

- The foundation of Descartes’ theory of the mind and body rests upon his famous notion: ‘I think therefore I am’. As a prime advocate of modern philosophy, Descartes was both a rationalist and a substance dualist. He proposed the mind and body dualism theory in an attempt to explain everything physical. For Descartes, in order for material things to exist, the mind and body have to be separate entities. This essay will explore Descartes’ account on the relationship between the mind and body, through his accounts in his series, Meditations and go onto analyse Descartes’ arguments for the separation of the mind and body as two clear and distinct entities....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Dualism, Thought]

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Alcatraz Is Not An Island

- After centuries of the United States Government ignoring and mistreating the Indigenous people of this land, the Alcatraz occupation in 1969 led by righteous college students, became the longest Indian occupation of federal ground in the history of the United States and a landmark for Indian self-determination. The documentary, Alcatraz is Not an Island, describes the occupation that made Alcatraz a symbol for Indigenous people as motivation to stand up against the cruelty that they have experienced since the arrival of the Europeans....   [tags: Alcatraz Island]

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Diversity on Long Island

- Long Island also known as a diverse community to many people helps many of us come more aware of other cultures and religions. Having a combination of different religions and life living together makes us more known to the world. We as an island surrounded of millions of people don’t appreciate the unique and wonderful things that are being given to us. Others like tourists or people from all around the world might not feel the same way though. In many nations around the world people don’t get to experience the social interactions and bandings one might get to feel and understand....   [tags: Diversity, Long Island, ]

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My Mind And The Mind

- Consciousness is the subjective experience of an individual on the world and the mind, that is utterly private to oneself. The defining feature of this subject is the experience that comes along with it. Although some people might explain it as just being awake that is not necessarily true. The story of Belle Riskin being conscious while going through surgery has also occurred to me. Whenever they were removing my wisdom teeth I was conscious in the middle of it but not for long it was only a few seconds....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Psychology, Unconscious mind]

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The Easter Island Located Near Chile

- Easter Island is a Polynesian island that covers roughly 64 square miles in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, and it is located near Chile’s west coast and east of Tahiti. Easter Island is famous for its giant stone statues, or moai, that were carved from basalt, obsidian, red scoria, and tuff during 1100-1680 CE (Beck, J. Warren 2003). When Polynesians, who settled the island first, brought bananas, taro, sweet potatoes, sugar crane, chickens, rats, and other plants and animals. Although Easter Island is an isolated island, fish accounted for less than a quarter of their diet....   [tags: polypesian island, tahiti]

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Case Study of the Maui, Hawaii Island

- Case study of the Maui, Hawaii Island: The Island of Maui of the Hawaiian Island is the second largest island. The Hawaiian island includes a series of coral atolls, the North-western Hawaiian Islands, and the eight main Hawaiian Islands which are Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Ni’haul, Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaii. Figure Map that shows the Hawaiian island chain. Pollutions occur from the land based sources such as runoff from agricultural fields or farming, human waste products, and sediment....   [tags: island chains, geographical analysis]

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Treasure Island's Author Craft

- In Robert Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jim, the protagonist, tried to get Captain Flint’s legendary treasure while fighting the lying and deceitful pirates. Robert Louis Stevenson used suspense, imagery, and foreshadowing as part of his craft to tell the story of Treasure Island. Each literary technique had a significant impact on the plot and characters. One example of author’s craft in Treasure Island is suspense. One way suspense is used is leaving cliffhangers at the ends of many of the chapters, making the reader want to continue....   [tags: robert stevenson, treasure island, suspense]

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The Bahamas Chain Island

- The Bahamas is a chain of about 700 islands and nearly 2,500 cays in its entirety. It is a country full of many exciting attractions and unique people. This nation provides a wonderful experience to everyone who lives there and those who visit. That’s why people have settled here since at least 600 A.D. It’s rich culture and heritage are like no other in the world. The Bahamas are 100,000 square miles across the western Atlantic. Only about 30 of the 700 islands are uninhabited. New Providence Island is home to a large part of the nation’s population and capital, Nassau....   [tags: harbour island, unique experience, visitors]

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Gruinard Island: Weapon of Mass Destruction

- Gruinard Island is just one metaphoric piece of debris left over from the fallout and effects of Germany during World War 2 (WW2). This is just another testimony to the underappreciated fear of the invisible killer, the quiet storm and the science of the dragon’s breath also know as Weapons of Mass Destruction. This example is played out on the island of Gruinard merely a proving ground in fear of Germany’s biological program. Gruinard Island “Anthrax Island” an unsettling silence always follows whenever this is spoken....   [tags: anthrax island, germany, biological program]

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The Body And The Mind

- The body and the mind are seen as the two driving points in the development of a self. The “body” in the development of the self refers to the physiological body that is conscious and can make decisions. This part of the self is the physical self, and it experiences everything in the physical world. The “mind” is the area of the self that takes the information that is presented to it by the body, analyzes it, and reacts and changes the self accordingly. They both act in unison, but the mind cannot exist without the body, because the body is how the mind receives its information....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Perception, Brain]

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Letter from a Character in Island of the Blue Dolphins

- This is Won-a-pa-lei, or Karana. As you may know I was left stranded on an island with my late brother Ramo, or Chief Tanyositlopai, while my sister Ulape and the rest of our tribe left to unknown land. I wish to not point fingers, but Ramo was at fault for their departure without us. He was a stubborn child who went to collect his spear quickly before they could have left. I had to go after him because what’s an older sister to do. With my parent’s death and Ulape’s obsessive crush with Nanko, she sure was not going after him....   [tags: Island of the Blue Dolphins]

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Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island

- Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island   Everyone has two sides to their personality. Sometimes one side is displayed and other times the opposite side is displayed. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson created, Treasure Island. While some of the characters in this novel are extremely witty, and courageous; others are full of animosity, deceit, and greed. In this novel the main character shows all of these characteristics. Jim Hawkins is introduced from the opening of the novel....   [tags: Treasure Island Essays Stevenson Papers]

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Is The Peace Of Mind?

- Peace of Mind Can peace of mind ever be achieved during one’s lifetime. For many years, some of the greatest thinkers of all time have pondered this question. Philosophical questions such as this one can often become intimidating due to the fact that peace of mind can have different meanings depending on the person and his or her life experiences. For example, peace of mind may be described as being healthy or having a strong network of friends for some people, while for others, it can be defined by financial success or job security....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Stoicism, Suffering]

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The Mind of a Killer

- The mind of a killer is one that is not easily comprehended. The events of their lives deeply root and morph themselves into disturbed thoughts and mind sets that fuel a killer to commit murder. In Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, the case of the quadruple homicide of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas involved murderers who were two very different individuals that had teamed up to commit an important “score”. The plan was devised by Dick Hickock to rob and murder the Clutter family and he brought about his cellmate from prison, Perry Smith to assist him with the job....   [tags: Psychology, State of Mind]

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The Island of Crete

- The Island of Crete Although once a strategic military site even up through World War II, Crete is now a wonderful Greek asset full of history, culture, and beauty. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is not only home to more than 550,000 Greek citizens; it is also the destination for more than one quarter of all visitors that come to Greece. Crete is an island full of culture and celebration. Each town celebrates the day allocated to their patron saint, and there are cultural and wine festivals throughout the summer....   [tags: Crete Island Geography Geographical Papers]

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The Human Mind Types Of Fear

- Imagine a place of complete control of every action during any given day. This unattainable goal goes under the rug; however, this elusive place is attainable only in one 's mind. The dictating factor of all human actions lies within the emotion which derives from the inner depths of the sea. The sea monster which swims through the human body, leeching on to our brains and controlling them. Through the sea monster antagonizing fear into human`s consciousness, this brief attack dictates everyday actions....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, MIND, Identity]

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The Human Mind Part Of The Mind And Your Brain

- Most of the body’s functions such as, thinking, emotions, memories and so forth are controlled by the brain. It serves as a central nervous system in the human body. The mind is the intellect/consciousness that originates in the human brain and manifests itself in emotions, thoughts, perceptions and so forth. This means that the brain is the key interpreter of the mind’s content. Jackson and Nagel seem to resist identifying what we call “mental events” with brain events, for different reasons, while J.J.C....   [tags: Philosophy of mind, Mind, Brain, Dualism]

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The Mind Body Interaction : How Mind And Matter

- Since ancient times, philosophers have debated on the relationship between how mind and matter relates, and interact, if at all. One such view became known as dualism, where the mind and body (matter) are two distinct, non-identical entities. Under dualism, lies interactionism, or mind-body interaction; a type of dualism where the physical world causally affects the mental world and vice versa. A strong supporter of dualism was Descartes who believed that physical and mental phenomenon only affects what goes into the brain, but opponents heavily criticized such view claiming it is not humanly conceivable and inconsistent with known laws of science....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Psychology, Metaphysics]

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The Doctrine Of Theory Of Mind And Body

- Descartes studied the notions of truth, belief, and justification. His pursuit was to find the truth with certain knowledge that he acquired. Descartes’s believes that our mind and body are separate; therefore he could not trust his own senses. In order to reconstruct his knowledge to the point were there was no doubt he must only trust clear and distinct ideas. He argues that the mind is immaterial and the body is material, which he states as dualism and are independent substances. He states that the only thing to be trusted is the mind since it is what defines that “I” exist....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Thought, Philosophy]

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The Theory Of Mind And The Minds

- Current research has suggested that until the ages of four, children are unable to recognize that other people’s knowledge are different from theirs because they find it hard to distinguish between reality and the beliefs and knowledge in their minds (ref). They think these are a representation of their current reality. Theory of mind enables one understand that reality can be misrepresented by the mind thus beliefs can differ from reality .The possession of theory of mind enables an individual influence the behaviour of others by manipulating their beliefs....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Philosophy of mind, Perception]

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The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing

- The Mind: A Truly Enchanting Thing The mind is so complex; it is hard to describe it in words in general. The mind consists of many things; wants, wishes, philosophy, and everything a person says, does, or thinks. The mind is described from intellect and intuition to focus, each commenting on aspects of the mind. However, Marianne Moore’s use of the word “enchanting” in the poem “The Mind is an Enchanting Thing” is the more effective and correct way to describe the mind. In Merriam-Webster, enchanting is defined as charming with synonyms like charismatic and appealing....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Mind, Psychology, Cognition]

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The Between The Mind And Body

- “Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)” – René Descartes Possibly the most well-known of all philosophical quotations; ‘I think, therefore I am’ was devised by the famous 16th century French philosopher René Descartes. He believed that all knowledge, rather than being facts, is only composed of varying levels of belief and hence our knowledge is dubitable. However, one thing he knew for certain is that he himself must exist, because in order for him to question the nature of his existence, there must exist something to actually ask the question....   [tags: Mind, Soul, Philosophy of mind, Consciousness]

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The Mind As A Recursive System

- Hand in Hand: Descartes and a Functionalist The mind is a powerful thing, to which is still yet to be fully understood. In similar ways both dualism and functionalism help shed the light on the issue of understanding the view of the mind. The mind being a recursive system is one joint way, but there is a few more that will be explained. Furthermore, I am going to explain why there is not a sustainable difference of that of Descartes Mediations 1 and 2 and that of a functionalist when it comes to viewing the mind....   [tags: Philosophy of mind, Mind, Consciousness, Dualism]

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The Theory Of Mind Body Dualism

- RECALL: The writer makes several important points in “Body and Mind” from “Problems from Philosophy”. The writer discusses the idea of the body being a material entity and the mind as an immaterial entity. The mind and body problems arise due to the different types of facts and their relation with each other. The concept of mind body dualism is an attempt to solve this conflict between these two entities and the main points discussed in the chapter are: 1) According to the ‘Conceivability Argument for Dualism’, presented by Descartes, the mind and the body cannot exist without each other and if they were to do so, they would not be the same thing; 2) Physical facts are proven through observ...   [tags: Philosophy of mind, Mind, Materialism, Metaphysics]

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The Island by Gary Paulsen

- The Island by Gary Paulsen     The book I read was The Island by Gary Paulsen. It is about a 15 year old boy named Wil Neuton who moves with his family to northern Wisconsin. There he finds an island on Sucker Lake where he stays to learn about himself.     Wil likes riding his bike early in the morning. He also likes watching nature. He is very tall for his age-6 feet 2-but well-built and strong. He is honest,cares about others and prefers to talk things  through than resort to violence....   [tags: Paulsen Island Essays]

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The Differences Between Mind And Soul

- The differences of mind and soul have intrigued mankind since the dawn of time, Rene Descartes, Thomas Nagel, and Plato have addressed the differences between mind and matter. Does the soul remain despite the demise of its material extension. Is the soul immaterial. Are bodies, but a mere extension of forms in the physical world. Descartes, Nagel, and Plato agree that the immaterial soul and the physical body are distinct entities. Descartes’s approach to understanding the difference between mind and matter initially began by him doubting all truths which he had grown up believing to be true....   [tags: Soul, Mind, Philosophy of mind, Perception]

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Descartes And The Mind And Body

- Descartes states that the mind and body are two separate substances. I will argue against this claim for there are three reasons to not believe Descartes. The first reason is that we generally come to know things through our senses. Second, there is no empirical evidence to support other minds. Third, there is a close connection between the mind and the body. Descartes theory of substance dualism states that there is a difference between the mind and the body; your mental state is not affected by your physical state....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, René Descartes]

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The Theory Of Mind Body Dualism

- The Theory of Mind-Body Dualism is the view that there are two different kinds of things or substances that make up human beings: a physical body and a non-physical mind or soul. “Many dualist believe that a materialistic account of the mind is insufficient to explain everything we want to about the nature of mind and that the mind can be ‘embodied’ or ‘disembodied’” (Mind Body Dualism 1 Notes). Two famous arguments that breaks down dualism a little is The Argument from Conceivability says that the mind can exist without a body like a “disembodied mind” and the body cannot exist without a mind....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Soul, Free will]

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The Mind Body Problem Of Dualism

- The Oxford Dictionaries define dualism as “the division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects, or the state of being so divided.“1 Dualism is the essentially the notion within a belief or theory that there lies two extremities. Dualism can be thought of as the two sides of an idea like justice and injustice. However, with dualism there are many branches that stream from it, be it in the philosophical, the psychological or the religious sense. In  the philosophical sense, dualism is more so the distinction between both the body and the mind....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Perception, Dualism]

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Dualism : The Mind And Body

- Dualism, A philosophical concept is ultimately the relationship between the mind and the body. The mind-body dualism cannot be perceived with our senses, we cannot feel, see, or touch mind-body dualism. Moreover, there is no legitimate way for one’s thoughts to be traced or known. Additionally, you cannot study the mind, one can only study the brain. This concept was adopted by major philosophers including, Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes. Furthermore, the soul can be interchangeable with real identity from the human body and the senses....   [tags: Mind, Soul, Philosophy of mind, Perception]

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A Brief Note On The Mile Island Is A Nuclear Generation Facility

- Introduction Three Mile Island is a nuclear generation facility located on three miles in the Susquehanna River, South of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the Londonderry Township in the United State of America. The construction of this nuclear generating facility unit started on the 1968 and opened on September 2, 1974. The facility has two separate units, three mile Island One (TMI1) and the Three mile Island two (TMI2) and these together has an annual generating capacities of 6645 tones. Accident The TMI incident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979, in one of the units’ nuclear reactors....   [tags: Nuclear power, Three Mile Island accident]

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Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies

- Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies Compare and Contrast the ways in which "Robinson Crusoe", "the Coral Island" and "Lord of the Flies" present and develop the experience of being marooned on a desert island. Show how the texts reflect the ideas and beliefs of its own author and the period in which it was written. In all three novels a person or a group of people are marooned on a desert/tropical island. All three crash of scupper on or near the island they eventually live on....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Coral Island Flies Essays]

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What Does The Mind?

- What is Mind. In philosophy, the majority of studies relate to the mind. Whether it is the main subject or just a helpful side topic to move the main subject along, this term is used often. Defining the term mind is difficult, and is a topic that is popularly studied and debated among philosophers. These qualified and knowledgeable people try to determine whether or not the mind is who people are or if they are their body or a combination. Although they have learned many helpful truths and defined other useful terms, the debate is still evident in the philosophical community today....   [tags: Philosophy of mind, Mind, Consciousness, Dualism]

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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood?

- Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson]

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The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau

- The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau For thousands of years man has dreamed of finding or creating a better world. Better worlds are even quoted in the bible, 'Moses led the Jews into the chosen land' and also Heaven. For a long time man has realised that nothing is perfect, even at the inner depths of his/her psyche, images created cannot be perfect. The Island Of Doctor Moreau, written by HG Wells, is a book based on many themes, one of them 'Creating a Perfect World,' is a theme that keeps coming back to the reader....   [tags: Island Of Doctor Moreau Essays]

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The Mind And Perception Of The Brain

- Everything we know may be a lie. The world, the universe and everything we know of may not be as they appear. When you look at something, light bounces off of the object and into your eye. This image is then processed by the brain, allowing you to see. But can we be sure that the way we see, hear, feel or smell the things in our environment is an accurate representation of what they actually are. The senses themselves cannot be trusted as they can be deceiving, also the brain must process the sensory information before we can experience it, and this information may be altered in some way by the brain to make sense of it....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Sense, Psychology]

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A Reflection On The Mind Over Matter

- This article above all else reaffirms my strong belief that the phrase “mind over matter” is one of the most accurate saying uttered by man in our brief existence. The mind has always had the power to heal and destroy. This can be proven throughout the thousands of years of recorded history that we have at our disposal. Though this article was recently written. It is obvious that man, perhaps instinctually, always knew to some extent that the best way to live was with an optimistic point of view....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Pessimism, Optimism]

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Is Test Anxiety All Of The Mind?

- Is Test Anxiety All In The Mind. Stress and anxiety is assumed to negativity affect a students ' performance when taking tests. Research studies have actually revealed that students with insignificant amounts of test anxiety achieve greater scores on evaluations than those with high anxiety levels. This has been proven both with children taking test all the way to their adult counterparts. Do female students have higher test anxiety levels compared to male students. What are some ways that both genders can implement so that their test scores can be raised....   [tags: Anxiety, Psychology, Mind, Experiment]

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The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

- The “Dream Factory” is described as the psychological intersection of the phantasy (dream) and reality (factory). Films represent this combination of the forces of society by posing the difference between phantasy and reality. In the film, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), after a nasty break up, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) has her memory erased of boyfriend Joel Barish (Jim Carrey). After learning of Clementine’s actions, Joel has the same procedure performed at the seemingly low scale medical company, Lacuna....   [tags: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind]

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Embodiment: The Mind Controlling the Body

- ... (8) 1.3 19th Century: Carl Lange and William James created the James-Lange theory of emotion. This states that actions are not the result of emotions, but rather the opposite. They believed that physical reactions were the result of an experience one has. Emotions were therefore a result of the body interpreting those physical reactions. (2) 1.4 Present: Nowadays, much focus is put on the influence of the body on the mind. The benefits of exercise on one’s mental health are commonly discussed....   [tags: emotions, psychological, mind]

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The Mind Body Problem : Dualism And Monism

- The mind-body problem is a philosophical debate that can be approached by simple questions: what is the relationship between mind and body. Accordingly, what is the relationship between mental assets and physical assets. When examining the mind-body problem there are three fundamentals that should be considered: the subject as an observer of both the external and internal world; the conditions of observation that include certain external and internal tactics of observation; and the observed object or entity (Vacariu, 2011: p....   [tags: Philosophy of mind, Mind, Psychology, Dualism]

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The Human Mind And Its Functions

- According to Google, psychology is “the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.” A simpler explanation would be that psychology is the study of how the human mind works, and why people do the things that they do. It is important to study this branch of science for a few reasons, the first being that when we do this, we have a better understanding of ourselves. We can understand not only our actions, but our thoughts, on a deeper level....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Cognition, Thought]

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The Changing Of The Human Mind

- The Changing of the Human Mind Humans are an ever evolving species that changes all the time. When written language came along it radically changed the thought process and humans overall outlook on the world. While writing is still our main form of communication when technology comes to mind everyone 's first thought would be either a phone or a computer. These technologies have molded their way into society and are now common place. From human speech patterns to human processing it has changed us in a similar format that writing has....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Psychology, Human]

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The Theory Of Mind And Body Dualism

- An Argument in Support of Renee Descartes Interactive Theory of Mind/Body Dualism This philosophical study will support the theory of interactive mind/body dualism in the writings of Renee Descartes. The distinction between the energy of the mind is typically separated from the function of the body, yet Descartes found that they interacted to form thoughts. Descartes’ theory of dualism also defines how the mind can generate thoughts through the bodily function of the brain. In this context, Descartes found that the pineal gland was an example of a bodily organ, which could transmute the pneuma (aka....   [tags: Mind, Soul, Brain, René Descartes]

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Sigmund Freud 's View On Unconscious Mind

- Sigmund Freud’s unconscious theory states how different mental states belong in different conscious minds. Freud explains the importance of the conscious, unconscious and preconscious mind. The conscious mind is in which individuals are aware of their thoughts and surroundings. As for the unconscious mind, it deals with ideas and thoughts that were once conscious but now are not, and lastly, the preconscious mind deals with the ideas that are not yet conscious. Sigmund Freud explains a well-developed theory about the conscious/unconscious mind as they both connect to each other when processing mental states....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Mind, Consciousness]

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The Teaching Of Viewing The Mind

- In the teaching of “viewing the mind”, Shenxiu taught that meditation could clarify the mind in the direction of sudden enlightenment, which became the fulcrum of daily meditation practice. Historically, the conflict between the disciples of Hongren in the Eastern Mountain School began to show distinctions in the perception of meditation through Shenhui’s criticisms of this form of mediation as a “gradual” form of enlightenment. In The Platform Sutra, the symbolic use of a “lamp” describes the vehicle of meditation as a way to achieve sudden enlightenment, which is utilized by Shenhui to criticize the symbolism of “polishing the mirror” that Shenxiu implies through mediation....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Psychology, Buddhist meditation]

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The Basic Ideas Of Science Of Mind

- INNER WORK Usefulness “The fundamental thing you have to remember is that this is a spiritual process of making yourself fully receptive;” The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind, pg. 67-68 On pages 66 - 67 Holmes draws upon the parable of The Talents for imagery we might use in creating the mental equivalent of the factual experience we desire. The lesson of the parable is that all we have to do, all we must do, all we are required to do to have a greater experience of Life is to use what we 've been entrusted with....   [tags: Thought, Idea, Meaning of life, Mind]

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What Makes A Mind?

- Earlier this semester, we discussed the differences of what has a mind and what does not. My evidence of having a mind was that if something was able to make decisions and act on instinct, it had a mind, not a systemized process. Therefore, animals and humans have minds, but machines do not. In doing more reflection and through progressing in this class, I think I have changed my perspective of this. I do not think it is fair to classify all animals as having a mind. Different animals have different levels of intelligence, such as an ape that can perform sign language and handle its own pet compared to a fish in an aquarium....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Free will, Psychology]

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Understanding The Function Of The Mind

- There are constructs which validly explain the function of the mind. They are complex and multifaceted. The application of this knowledge toward the art of teaching is ill-structured. Thus, society has been slow to discover, agree upon and proclaim them as true. Moreover, there is an appreciable amount of disagreement therein. I hope to clarify at least for myself a catholic theory of learning which seeks to consider and combine the major theories with which we have become acquainted. Most importantly, I seek to distill a few points upon which I believe our most prominent thinkers would agree....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, Mind, Cognitive science]

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A Beautiful Mind By John Nash

- “I’m sure I am a schizophrenic, the problem is I cannot tell the difference between which one’s which, which one is the real me” (Nick Rhodes). In A Beautiful Mind, John Nash begins to have schizophrenic symptoms during his graduate years at Princeton University. Just like Rhodes, John is not able to recognize the problem for himself. Schizophrenic individuals deal with situations that they are not able to control. The stigma of schizophrenia categorizes individuals in a situation of no return, and at many times they are highly neglected and judged....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Mental disorder, A Beautiful Mind]

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Analysis Of Ballet And The Mind

- Ballet and the Mind In dance I often struggle with being brave and committing to the movement. I got to thinking about what if instead of getting down on myself I could use dance to better my mind. Being clear of mind and relieving my stresses is something that I have always used singing for, but if I can take dance,something that actually stresses me out,dance, and make it a stress reliever. I can help myself and hopefully others as well. In researching this topic I found that there have been a few studies that have explored dance and mental health....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Mental disorder, Schizophrenia]

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Critical Review : Mind Wandering

- Critical Review Essay – Mind Wandering This essay will peruse the literature on mind-wandering in regards to its involvement in consciousness, the methods of its measurement, the causes of the phenomenon, what makes one more susceptible to it, the content of it, the psychological and cognitive costs and benefits of it and the influence these costs and benefits have on academic life. Mind-wandering is important because it is a ubiquitous part of our psychological lives. Despite our intuitions, Killingsworth and Gilbert (2010) have shown mind-wandering occurs during 46.9% percent of our psychological lives....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Mind, Semantic memory]

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Cognitive Errors Of The Mind

- Cognitive Errors of the Mind "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" - Aristotle. This well-stated quote is representing the logical idea that a human can investigate, gather evidence, understand others’ opinions, and still not accept the thought. People can hold a theory in their minds yet not completely commit to it, knowing it could be proven false. The problem is that there are errors occurring the mind subconsciously....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Critical thinking, Psychology]

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The Mind Plays Tricks By John Locke

- In John Locke’s work he talks about how we obtain our thought and belief of the real world from our sense like smell, touch, sight. His argument is that you cannot get representation about everyday life through experience you need your sense to help find the truth of reality. In the reading above Locke talks about internal ideas, and those ideas being taken from particular things, this is stating that the mind plays tricks by creating stereotypes for us to compare ourselves to everyday in our reality....   [tags: Mind, Empiricism, John Locke, Philosophy of mind]

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The Understanding Of A Boundless Mind

- The Understanding of a Boundless Mind An analysis of Emily Dickinson’s Poems Early American literature is an imperative part of the history of the United States; it is something that help define who we are and how our current politics and lifestyle came to be. A significant part of early American literature and the shaping of our country is poetry. Parini says, “The relationship between poetry and national culture is always an intimate if troubled one, and to a large extent what American poets have accomplished as a whole is a measure of what American culture itself has accomplished.” In learning and studying early American literature, reading poetry and deriving its meaning by using your o...   [tags: Thought, Mind, Psychology, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

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Treasure Island

- Treasure Island         Treasure Island is an epic adventure: a tale of pirates, treasure, and exploration of an unknown and mysterious island.  Throughout the course of the book, many lessons are learned that give the reader advice so he/she can better survive in the real world.  The literal Treasure Island itself represents the world in which we live, a world with many hazards and scattered rewards to be found.  The bookís most important lesson to be learned though, is that a solid command of the language and knowing when to use it can make life much easier for a person.  Although this story takes place centuries before our time now, this useful lesson found in it can still...   [tags: Treasure Island Essays]

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The Mind 's Eye By Bill Mckibben

- Our mind is probably the most important part of our body. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to control any of our movements, actions, or our senses, touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste. Sometimes, our mind does things that we are not aware of such as changing ways of how we say, do, or see things. Georgina Kleege, a teacher, novelist, essayist, and translator, was about eleven years old when she started to lose her sight. In her memoir, The Mind’s Eye, she describes how her blindness has impacted her life and the way she sees the world while being “visually challenged.” Similarly, in Television and the Twilight of the Senses, by Bill McKibben, a naturalist and author, he reflects on his e...   [tags: Perception, Sense, Mind, Taste]

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Schizophrenia And Theory Of Mind Social Cognition

- Schizophrenia and Theory of Mind Social Cognition There are many different mental illnesses, but schizophrenia is one of the least understood illnesses. Since schizophrenia is one of the least understood illnesses and has many different causes that makes it harder for doctors to help try and cure the illness, especially if it is not detected early. Just like any other serious illness, schizophrenia is critical to one’s life if not treated early on, which is why research on schizophrenia is so important....   [tags: Cognition, Psychology, Mind, Brain]

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Innocence : The Mind Is Incapable Of Becoming Hurt

- Innocence: The Mind is Incapable of becoming Hurt The city was crowded today, more packed than I had ever seen before. My six year old self was intrigued at the commotion all around. Downtown St. Louis was full of people and I was loaded with excitement. Everywhere I turned my head, more people seemed to pop up. Music was blasting, and the environment was light up with smiling people and cheery happy faces. All the streets were blocked off and lined with booths and tents filled with the more than enough free samples for a six year old to handle....   [tags: Mind, Emotion, Thought, Family]

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What Is Barry 's Unthinkable Mind?

- To me, the simplest understanding of Barry’s unthinkable mind is entering a mindset free of judgment, free of bias, free of all negativity, and one free to create anything. At first, this seemed almost impossible to me, as the mind is always thinking. However, when I took a moment to digest what Barry was saying and what she wanted us to experience, I realized I have been reaching what I can now call my unthinkable mind for years. To me, it is a select state right in the middle of thinking about what “nothingness” means, and the state right after I lose track of a calm and relaxing memory that simply fades away....   [tags: Psychology, Mind, Thought, Cognition]

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Critique on Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz's Theories on the Mind

- Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz has the view that the mind of a substance, including humans, is not a composite entity. To Leibniz, the mind is similar to a mill, in the sense that it is like a machine where all of the parts of it work together. When, in reality, the mind is something that is complex, and needs both an intellectual and a technical side to it for it to function –quite unlike the machine Leibniz claims it is. His argument, known as “The Mill Argument”, states that if a person were to walk into a mill, he or she would observe the inner workings of it, and not know what the parts are made of, or how they are related....   [tags: mind, thinking]

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Does The Mind Have Healing Abilities?

- Does the Mind Have Healing Abilities. The mind has a great degree of power. It displays this as we go through our everyday activities, continuously displaying the powers of logic, thought, memory and creativity. Yet, can the mind be more powerful than we know. Can the mind heal the body. It is possible that mental states have the capability to reduce or even eliminate pain, illnesses, and diseases of our physical body. In order to understand if the mind can heal the body, we must first specify the connection between the body and mind....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Placebo, Cognition]

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Taiwan, Taipei: Why Does the Chinese Communist Party Place so Much Emphasis on Naming the Island?

- Taiwan, Taipei: why does the Chinese Communist Party place so much emphasis on naming the island. To attempt to answer this question, first the origin of the conflict has to be analyzed. Beginning in the 1940’s, the CCP’s victory over the Kuomintang symbolized the beginning of cross-strait issues. However, it wasn’t until 1992 when George Bush Senior decided to announce that the United States would sell D-15 fighter jets to Taiwan. This action caused cross-strait tensions to reach an all time low between Taiwan, China, and the United States....   [tags: successful island nations, international relations]

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What Makes Up The Mind?

- What Makes Up the Mind The study of psychology has been a subject that still has many mysteries unlike the rest of the human body and physical world. The complexity of the human brain and how it works is considered to be the final frontier of human biology and anatomy due to the lack of knowledge compared to the rest of the biological sciences. Many theories have been developed about the human psyche including Sigmund Freud’s “The Oedipus Complex”. The idea that there is a desire of a child to sleep with the mother and kill the father, and is ultimately repressed, was the basis of many of Freud’s ideas....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud]

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The Differences Between Mind, Body, And A Person 's Identity

- Daniel Dennett’s essay “Where Am I?” tries to argue against dualism. In this essay, Dennett tackles the difference between mind, body, and a person’s identity. Dennett’s views seem to be of empirical monism. In his story, Dennett has his brain removed and preserved in a vat. His body stays alive, and radio transmitters make it so he can still function. Dennett starts to question who “he” is and where he is. When Dennett first goes to look at his brain, his first thought is that he is outside of the vat, looking at his brain....   [tags: Mind, Philosophy of mind, Soul, Dualism]

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Functionalism And The Functional Theory Of Mind Defines Mentality

- Ned Block in Troubles with Functionalism offers his Absent Qualia Argument. The argument provides a counter example to functionalism. The essential aspect to the functional theory of mind defines mentality in terms of its functional states of a system. The functional states of a system match states according to their inputs, outputs, and internal states. Block’s counter example argues for the possibility of two systems to have the same functional states which determines their functional equivalence....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Philosophy of mind, Output]

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Bali is My Island of Peace

- ... I will be able to move around and explore whenever I feel the need. I will not feel like I have to cover my skin to protect myself from Mother Nature’s harsh weather conditions. Also in this climate my skin will thrive. Feeling the warmth of the sun on my shoulders and the nourishing moisture of the humidity on my cheeks would just jump-start my mood every morning. It doesn’t really matter to me what time of year it is as long as the climate is on point. To me when on holiday, your vacation doesn’t really start until you forget what day it is, so the date of my trip is insignificant....   [tags: ocean, climate, travel]

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Sigmund Freud 's Theory Of Personality And The Topographical Model Of The Mind

- When a person makes a decision they make it based on the environment action as a stimulus working together with their internal thought process. Sigmund Freud first developed the theory of personality and the topographical model of the mind where he described the mind as a reservoir of water with an iceberg in it. Freud used this model to describe balance of the conscious and unconscious mind; the iceberg he used to model the conscious mind and the vast reservoir of water he used to symbolize the unconscious mind....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Unconscious mind]

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Shutter Island versus The Shining

- Rene Descartes was a philosopher who introduced a popular philosophical method called Radical Doubt in his book Meditations on First Philosophy. Descartes “proposed discarding any kind of belief that could be doubted, [because it] might be false”. In both Shutter Island directed by Martin Scorsese and The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, the viewers are introduced to characters that doubt the very existence of reality, much like Descartes, and who are drowned in the depths of insanity. Fear, paranoia, and doubt are the main ingredients that make both movies a psychological mind maze that constantly teases the brain in every turn....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Simon's Life on the Island

- In the novel, Lord of the Flies, all the characters have an significant role and each individual shows a different impact than others in the society. Simon’s innocence through the novel impacts his behavior and the way he treats the littluns with care. He is a flat, static character who has an active role and gives his full support in everything he does. Simon does not give up hope on being rescued and becomes the light of the island as he does everything he can throughout each situation. As the characters and plot develop, the boys begin to change as each character loses their innocence because of their freedom....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The People of Easter Island

- When I first picked this book up looking at the comic style cartoon on the cover my initial thought was that it was just another children’s introduction to problems in the environment type book, but as I began to read it this book is turning out to be much more than that. Chapter one begins with the mystery of the statues on Easter Island where the few inhabitants lived a meager existence on the scarce resources that they had available. The island was covered in large stone statues that were erected by the first people to come ashore centuries ago....   [tags: Life Science]

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