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The Misrepresentation of Pit Bulls in the Media

- The misrepresentation of Pit Bull breeds in the media has been reflected in American culture. As these dogs were incorporated into World War I propaganda, they were perceived as symbols of courage and strength, the archetype of American dog breeds5. When, in the 1920s and 1930s, American Staffordshire Terrier “Pete the Pup” starred in the comedy Our Gang, later known as The Little Rascals, Pit Bulls were considered “nanny dogs” and family-friendly pets7. When the media focused heavily on illegal dog fighting rings and gang culture in the 1970s and 1980s, Pit Bulls were called demonic and unpredictable....   [tags: dog attack, american culture, animal violence]

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Business Plan: Dog For Rent

- I. Step 1- Making the commitment While sitting in Small Business Management class one day, Ed Kanai leaned forward to his good friend Mark Oellig and said to him, "How about we rent Roods out to funeral homes and make money." For the purposes of this business plan, Roods is Ed's pit bull dog, whose real name is Rudi. Ed and Mark had been in mortuary school for some time now, both suffering through a failed class, and they are now finally ready to go out in the real world and make some serious cash....   [tags: Marketing]

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The Baddest Dog in Harlem by Walter Dean Myers

- THE BADDEST DOG IN HARLEM The fictional short story “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” is written by the African-American writer Walter Dean Myers, and is part of his collection “145th Street”, which was published in 2001. Drawing from his own experiences growing up in Harlem, Myers have often written about the challenging realities that face today's urban youth. The fictional story could easily have been a real story from the ghetto district. The composition is constructed chronologically and takes place at 145th Street in Harlem, a very poor and highly populated area with slums, gangs, crimes and a high rate of unemployment....   [tags: gangs, slums, crime]

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The Character of Christopher in the Curious Incident of Dog in Midnight

- In this essay, I shall be analysing the autistic protagonist Christopher, from Mark Haddon book, the Curious Incident of Dog in Midnight (2003). It will look at Christopher’s inability to understand people’s emotions, reactions, and behaviour. Christopher demonstrated a list of features that may suggest the signs of Asperger’s syndrome (ASD) in this essay I shall also highlight the events, that occurs in Christopher’s life while investigating the mysterious death of his neighbour’s dog. Whilst, unfolding this event, he faced with, multiple challenges and how his needs were shaped accordingly, by these events....   [tags: Mark Haddon]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

- Mahatma Gandhi, known as one of the great peacemakers of all time, previously said "As human beings, our greatness lays not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves."* This quote's inspiring message of self improvement can be taken to heart and applied to any individual's life. This statement holds true in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, in which several of its characters follow this idea. Christopher had autism but, other than being some of the most brilliant people in human history, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Michelangelo, Isaac Newton, Andy Warhol, and Bill Gates have all been speculated to have som...   [tags: Haddon Book Analysis]

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Wag the Dog Theory: Domestic Scandal and Foreign Policy

- Wag The Dog Theory: Domestic Scandal And Foreign Policy [Author] [Institution] Wag The Dog Theory Of Domestic Scandal And Foreign Policy The “Wag the dog” theory of domestic scandal and foreign policy is advanced by some pundits through which, the US presidents committed the United States to overseas conflicts in order to divert public attention from national unrest or outcry does not necessarily apply to all US presidents. Some of the US presidents have indulged in foreign affairs, foreign tours, summits with foreign leaders, foreign conflicts or certain bold or rash decisions when faced with problems of economic or political nature on the domestic front....   [tags: president, personal failure]

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Short Story About a Dog

- “That dog is so futile. All he does is sniff, bark, and whine. I can’t tolerate with such a dog!” I sighed to myself as my beagle, Puddles, circumnavigated around me, twitching his tail. I pushed him away and perambulated off to my room. I am not friends with animals, and even though I live on an old farm with my grandfather and grandmother, animals are not one of my interests. Puddles, was an old dog but with much energy. He was constantly jumping up and down on people with his muddy, and feculent paws....   [tags: Creative Writing Example]

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Morality of the Decision Made in Claire McCarthy's Dog Lab

- Sometimes one must make a decision that puts to question what they believe is right, what they believe is wrong, and what they are willing to give up to make the decision. In the essay “Dog Lab” by Claire McCarthy, she recounts a story from when she was in medical school and her teacher gives them a choice on whether or not to participate in an experiment to learn about the vascular system. This experiment involves taking a perfectly healthy dog and putting him under anesthesia, cutting them open and pumping them full of different chemicals to see what they do to the heart....   [tags: believe, right, student]

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Stubby: World War I Hero Dog

- Historians who study World War 1 have argued about Stubby’s importance on many occasions. An argument that comes up frequently is this; Is Stubby is only regarded as famous in the world of military animals because he was the first American military dog. Although his actions were great, they were not incredibly unique, as European war dogs had been involved in battle too, and had been doing just as well as Stubby for a longer amount of time (Tamara). However, whether or not Stubby’s actions warrant fame and recognition is irrelevant....   [tags: American military, sargeant, trenches]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

- Christopher is a fifteen-year old boy with Aspergers Autism whose life is full of uncanny surprises. His main focus is on school, and his ability to take the maths A level exams. Unfortunately, that was his focus until he finds Wellington dead on Mrs. Shears’ lawn. Christopher wants to know who killed Wellington and why. He investigates and finds out not only who killed Wellington, but he discovers secrets about his mother and father. In the book “The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time”, the author, Mark Haddon, shows us how courageous Christopher is throughout his journey....   [tags: Courageous, Character Analysis]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

- Christopher Boone is a 15 year old male young-adult, of British descent. Christopher describes himself as a machine, We have reports of him saying “I sometimes think of my mind as a machine” (Haddon 7). Christopher is currently living with his mother, who has asked not be named, and his father, Edward Boone. Christopher comes from Swindon,UK, where he was born and grew up, until the divorce of his parents were his mom moved away with Roger Shears (Christopher’s former neighbor and ex-husband of his father's former girlfriend)....   [tags: Protagonist Analysis, Asperger's]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

- Every individual's mind functions in a different and unique way. We all have idiosyncratic behaviours and functions. These distinctive characteristics are what make us who we are. But not all neurological differences help us in our day -to-day lives. Every individual also possess some psychological defects. These issues are clearly portrayed in the novel, The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon. In this story the protagonist is an autistic boy who faces many challenges in his life....   [tags: autistic main character]

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First Person Narration in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

- The curious incident of the dog in the night time was narrated in first person by Christopher Boone however If it was narrated in third person the audience would not have understood the way Christopher was feeling. Communication, Social Interactions, Relationship’s and Christopher’s Autism spectrum disorder were some of the main areas expressed in the novel. Christopher’s communications was quite precise, which let the reader understand the text in more depth which made it easier, yet if the book were written in third person the reader would not have understood the social interactions projected....   [tags: Autism Spectrum, Personality, ]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

- ... i do not like hugging people so we do this instead. It means he loves me”. Through the simple sentences used in the first person narration, the intricate nature of human communication is expressed whereby the limitations of Christopher’s condition inevitably forge a barrier between him and the outside world. However, the love Ed has for Christopher, enables them to pursue a level of consistent and mutual understanding, thus, strengthening the dynamics of their relationship. This notion is juxtaposed through the relationship between the protagonist and his mother Judy....   [tags: communication, love, conflict]

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Mark Haddon's The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night

- Why would being born with a birth defect make you abnormal. it’s not it’s just thought upon as abnormal. In the present day and age many people are classified based on their physical traits and are told what they can and can’t achieve in their lives. A sentence that you are given that constricts your abilities and makes you believe that you can’t attain something that is very possible if you want it. In the book Left Neglected by Lisa Genova and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, both main characters don’t only prove people wrong but they attained bliss and achieved a goal they were told weren’t possible....   [tags: psychological and literary analysis]

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Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

- Society has labelled mothers with autistic or schizophrenic children as a ‘refrigerator mother’ or a ‘refrigerator parent’. In ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” written by Mark Haddon, Christopher’s mother, can easily fall into the ‘refrigerator mother’ stereotype because she is not able to cope with the responsibility of having a son with Asperger syndrome. Haddon also focuses on the every day struggles that people with Asperger’s or Autism face. However, disabilities come in many forms, and are partly genetic, they can also have a significant environmental aspect like mother care....   [tags: autistic/schizophrenic children, story analysis]

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

- ... He attended Richland High School and received a commission as Second Lieutenant upon graduating Central Washington University in 1972. General Mattis quickly rose to popularity with the Marines he served with and become known as one of the most esteemed Marine Corps officers of his generation. Due to his candor attitude and unapologetic manner, General Mattis was well educated adjusting to the conditions at hand, with the main focus on completing the mission in the smartest fashion. With a career of combat achievements under 42 years of service, General Mattis served many roles commanding at every level in the Marine Corps....   [tags: leadership qualities]

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Love in The Lady with the Dog and Hills like White Elephants

- Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway both convey their ideas of love in their respective stories The Lady with the Pet Dog and Hills like White Elephants in different ways. However, their ideas are quite varying, and may be interpreted differently by each individual reader. In their own, unique way, both Chekhov and Hemingway evince what is; and what is not love. Upon proper contemplation, one may observe that Hemingway, although not stating explicitly what love is; the genius found in his story is that he gives a very robust example of what may be mistaken as love, although not being true love....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Patch: A Shorty Story of a Boy, a dog and an Uncle

- PATCH This journey had been anything but amusing. I have never been in a truck. This old or this size. Ever. The whole experience seems to come with more pain and discomfort then necessary. I am young and here. I’m no expert in what we are about to undertake. It’s a combination of my uncles driving skills, the dusty roads, constant pot holes, cattle grids, silence and open space that’s making this seem strange. The radio is just static. My uncle is just stoic. My hand is resting on patch. We both like the contact, Patch the mongrel, Mitch the problem child....   [tags: Adventure, Truck, Pet]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

- Great social skills, or great intelligence. The ability to make friends in a heartbeat, or the ability to solve quadratic equations in a second. This choice comes easy for Christopher John Francis Boone, the protagonist in the book: there is no choice. Christopher was presumably born with autism, and suffers from certain disabilities and challenges. On the contrary, he also excels in certain things. Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time demonstrates the types of challenges and rewards that autistic people experience on a daily basis....   [tags: social skills, great intelligence]

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

- ... Also Judy, Christopher mother had left Christopher for anther man and because she couldn't handle Christopher and didn't know how to be a mother to him. I think that Christopher is better off with Ed because Judy's boyfriend, Roger didn't even want Christopher living with them and was very mean to Christopher. Christopher was also scared of Roger and didn't feel comfortable being in a room alone with him. Ed is a very good father too Christopher hes very patient and understanding with Christopher most of the time....   [tags: asperger syndrome, autism spectrum disorder]

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What The Dog Saw and the Rise of the Global Market

- History is an odd thing. History last forever but events in history start and end. History sometimes repeats itself and other times it is considered myth because it never happens again. Luckily for the 20th century almost everyone remember it and are aware of what occurred. An example of current history is “globalization”, the UN’s intervention in Kuwait, China’s economic reforms, the rise of technology, and the rise of the global market. Yet, out of all these historical changes I believe that the rise of the global market has been the most significant due to the constant tug-of-war it has caused....   [tags: literary analysis, malcolm gladwell]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime by Simon Stephens

- Have you ever had the feeling that someone has changed drastically over the course of time. Perhaps your friend has not been the same as when you two were little. We know this has happened some time to everybody as it has also happened to the main character Christopher from The Curious Incident of The Dog at Nighttime. From the start of the book Christopher has changed drastically demonstrating that he is a dynamic character and this change is plain. Christopher is changing drastically demonstrating that his experiences not only shape his character and allow change, but in fact his challenges, fears, and curiosity can give him the courage and intrepidity to keep changing during the book....   [tags: Christopher character analysis]

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My New Dog Neechi

- My New Dog Neechi The time I got my first new dog, Neechie, from the Clarion Humane Society was real joy. I remember making the phone call to the Humane Society in Clarion, Pennsylvania, on July 5, 1994. I had just asked the volunteer worker who answered the phone, “Do you have a little dog there that needs a loving and caring home?” She said that they had just received a little puppy a few days before. My heart leaped in my chest. I was so excited that I wanted to get there as fast as I could....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Taco Bell Dog

- 1 Oversize corn chip + 1 Undersized dog = Millions of dollars Many people say that the US is the land of opportunity, but the latest money making opportunity has come from south of the border. Chihuahuas, Talking Chihuahuas. Taco Bell has struck a gold mine in its latest advertisement campaign involving a talking Chihuahua, fueling an instant craze for the little dogs, and all of their merchandise. The actual filming for all of the commercials was shot in western LA using a simple white background....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Apu and his dog

- Scene Starting - A Hobo walks up to a group of chairs, where 2 other people are Sitting, and sites next to them. Nar. This poor old Hobo use to be rich, now he has nothing left in the world except his pride Hobo Hello Sir. Sir (Turns to the side) I can’t believe this hobo is talking to me. What Gaul, to think he wants to talk to me. (Turns back toward the hobo And say in a snobby voice) Can I help you. Hobo Why yes, would you listen to my story. Sir (Gets up) Sorry this is my bus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urolithiais: Male Goat Disease

- Urolithiais is a common and sometimes dangerous condition that is frequently seen in goats with males more commonly affected than females. Left untreated this disease can quickly lead to serious complications, such as a ruptured urethra, a ruptured bladder, or death. This condition is caused when uroliths form somewhere in a goat’s urinary tract and become lodged, and the goat is unable to pass them. Urolithiasis can cause the goat to be unable to urinate, despite the fact that urine is still being produced....   [tags: diet, water, age, breed, urine]

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Outline: Adopting a Dog is Better than Buying a Dog from Pet Stores and Puppy Mills

- I. A few years from now you might be living in off campus housing or you have graduated college living life more on your own in an apartment or house. II. You are feeling good and free and more like you can live by your own rules, but something is missing. III. There is an absence of some happiness, slobbering, begging, and love. IV. You grew up with a well-loved dog, and your sofa is starting to look bare without anyone to shed on it. V. According to the U.S. Humane Society, about 58% of people will get a dog after the age of 24 (ASPCA, 2014), which means probably many of you in this class will as well sometime in your life....   [tags: love, humane society, living conditions]

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Ghost Dog

- Ghost Dog problems with format Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a self-taught samurai, living by an 18th century code which is written in the book ?Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai?t. Living on a rooftop within the skyline of a modern day city, with a coop of homing pigeons that he uses to communicate with Louie (John Tormey) a lower member of the local Mafia. Their strange relationship formed when Louie saved Ghost Dog as a teenager, and then in way of the samurai became his Master with Ghost Dog as the Retainer....   [tags: Movies Papers]

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sleepy dog

- “Sleepy Dog” I remember many important reading experiences in my life. I was interested in reading at a very young age. While most young children despised reading, and preferred coloring pictures or hot wheels, I was fascinated with reading from the start. I used to observe my parents at the kitchen table while they read the newspaper. I was always interested in what was going on. I would always walk over to them and I would ask them what all the different articles said. The only things I could identify were the pictures....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Dog

- When I was thirteen years old, my family brought our second dog home to live with us. She is a Miniature Schnauzer and her name is Lucy. She was born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee by a woman named Mrs. Newport. Her previous cage was located outdoors and because of the various weather conditions she was subjected to, she had very poor health. Her black ears were severely infected, cracked and swollen. Her only source of nutrition was the one piece of white bread she received daily. In addition to taking care of herself, she also had a new puppy to watch over....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Sled Dog

- Life is Like… There was once a dog. When he was a puppy he ran and played like all other puppies do. His owner took good care of him and fed him well. He had all the comforts a dog could want. Life was good. As he grew he started to get bigger and stronger. He still played and ate well and had fun. He watched as the grown dogs would work, but he paid no attention. He hadn’t a care in the world. His life was easy and that’s all that mattered to him. After a while the dog was full grown. He was the biggest and strongest he had ever been....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Dog Soldiers

- Dog Soldiers is a story laced with despair, paranoia, and several other not so fuzzy moods, and this quote from the main character elegantly demonstrates this mood. The tone of the book was a point of interest and displeasure for me, since this was one of my first experiences with total negativity, it was a fun struggle for me to understand the point or the necessity of such an angry mood. At the same time it made me very uncomfortable, sometimes to the point where I would have to stop reading for the day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dog Dreams

- Dog Dreams For the past five years my dream has been to own a male Saint Bernard pup out of my old Saint Bernards, Samson and Delilah. Patty, the woman that owns my old companions called and informed me that Delilah was pregnant and was expected to deliver within the next week. I knew that my dream was coming true and I would get my pup. That whole week I was on cloud nine all I could think about was this dog. I went ahead and made plans to pick out my new bundle of joy the following Monday after they were born....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Dog

- Over the past several months, my family and I noticed that Molly, our 12-year-old dog, had progressively become more torpid about the house and outside. At first, we thought something was wrong. We believed that she had come down with some sort of sickness. After a while, we came to our senses and deduced that it was probably just old age. Then, she stopped eating. Again, our natural intuition told us wrong, as we figured that it was just a stomach bug, nothing deleterious. Before this time, I had always felt that Molly was a young, vivacious, cheerful, and gregarious member of our family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dog Company

- Frontiline “A Company of Soldiers” To Whom It May Concern: 1st Calvary Division C/O PAO Maj. Phil Smith Building 2800 761 Tank Battalion Blvd. Ft. Hood, TX 76544 Dear Dog Company, I recently had the opportunity to view your documentary concerning your division “A Company of Soldiers” with my English 12 writing class. Words can not depict the heroic actions portrayed and emotions generated from within as each second passed before me. I would just like to state how grateful this heart is for the efforts exhausted, they are not taken for granite....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cat v. Dog

- Cat v. Dog Many households occupy pets. Deciding on a pet can be a difficult decision. The majority of the time people tend to choose either a dog or a cat for their pet. There are many similarities as well as differences between a dog and a cat. However, the differences outnumber the similarities and usually serve as the deciding factor between the two. With either a dog or a cat, there will be a new addition to the family. Much responsibility comes along with this new member....   [tags: Papers Pets Household Pet Essays ]

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my dog Trooper

- Trooper Two memories stand out from when I was a kid. One was the day the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. The other was the day “a boy’s best friend” came into my world. Who would have thought that this day would become one of the happiest days of my life. It was in the middle of spring on a nice sunny day. I had just finished my last game from my recreational basketball league. Our team lost, but I put in my two points, along with two solid quarters of bench warming. I was never much of an athlete, but rather a “mathlete”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Process Essay - Bathing a Large Dog

- Bathing a Large Dog Bathing a large dog in a bathtub is a test of human endurance equal to the most trying of Olympic events. It is, however, well worth the effort. You will be rewarded in knowing you are helping to keep your pet healthy. Additionally, you will know your home won't smell like the primate building at the zoo. To begin, prepare the bathing area. Gather several large bath towels; usually six are adequate. Put two of these on the floor near the tub. Place the additional towels on the closed commode....   [tags: Expository Process Essays]

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Dog Fashion Disco

- Dog Fashion Disco What do you think of when I say this for a band name, Dog Fashion Disco. You never heard of them, have you. There a Five piece band from Washington DC, who are signed with Spitfire Records. Their lineup consists of Jeff Siegel/keyboards, Stephen Mears/bass, Tod Smith/vocals/guitar, John Ensminger/drums, and Greg Combs/guitar. Their new CD, "Anarchist of Good Taste", was produced by Drew Manzurek and was released on March 6, 2001. Their type music is a genre of music within itself....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Laughing Dog Bicycles

- Laughing Dog Bicycles Laughing Dog Bicycles is located on Main Street in Amherst, its one five bicycle service and retail stores in the local area. The store is actually located in the rear of the Amherst Peter Pan building, however the friendly sign hangs facing the street. In order to enter the store one has to go down a narrow alley, which has been greatly aged by time. The pavement is filled with irregularities and the tall walls on both sides are cracked and their paint is faded. The alley leads to a small parking lot, which has a secluded yet friendly atmosphere of local businesses....   [tags: Papers]

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Dog Day Afternoon

- In the movie, Dog Day Afternoon, there were many things that the police and the FBI did wrong. It seemed as if there was no manual to guide the police officers and the FBI through the hostage situation. Sonny and Sal never really thought about what they would do if they were to get caught. One of the first mistakes that officer Moretti made was when he called the bank to let Sonny know he was in there. I think that there never would have been a hostage situation if officer Moretti would have let Sonny and Sal think they were going to get away and grab them when they came out the bank....   [tags: movie film]

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

- In Mark Haddon's contemporary novel, "The curious incident of the dog in the Night-Time", the protagonist, Christopher Boone, does seem completely unsuited to narrating a novel, as he takes on his authorial voice, thus demonstrating symptoms of his disability, 'Asperger's Syndrome.' This is a syndrome that enables him to see the world only through his limited perspective, which is closed, frightened and disorientated - which results in his fear of, and inability to understand the perplexing world of people's emotions....   [tags: Mark Haddon]

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time chronicles of Christopher Boone of Swindon, England. The book is written by Mark Haddon, who formerly worked with autistic individuals, describes the world through the eyes of Christopher, who is self-proclaimed “special needs”. The novel never explicitly says what Christopher’s diagnosis is, but from the text it is apparent that he would fall on the higher functioning end of the Autism Spectrum. The book begins with, as the title suggests, a rather curious incident with the neighbor, Mrs....   [tags: Mark Haddon Book Review Analysis]

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My Best Friend, My Dog

- Six months ago I decided that I needed an animal companion. I did a lot of research about Maltese dogs. I looked through the internet to learn if that was the right dog for me. After I was done with my research about Maltese, I looked through newspaper ads and visited the animal shelter to see if I could find one. I came upon an ad in the newspaper for some six month old Maltese puppies, which a lady was selling. When I first saw the puppies, I was surprise to see how cute they were....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Hamlet: The Dog Will Have His Day

- "The Dog will have his Day" When fear overcomes individuals, it acts like a "poison"; it paralyses them, which forces them to escape. In the play, Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals how it is human nature for people to run and hide from a quandary. Hamlet being burdened with the sins of Denmark tries to find a proper escape that will not force him to take decisive action. To Shakespeare the desire for escape is an unpredictable one. Eventually fate has its way; a person can try to avoid it but it will eventually devour you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Little Yellow Dog, Long Goodby

- Comparative Essay: The Little Yellow Dog & The Long Goodbye a Every human being must have a set of moral codes. These morals are usually set out by the people and environments that one finds themselves surrounded by. Easy Rawlins, the main protagonist in The Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosely, is exposed to crime at an early age, and is surrounded by it for most of his life. On the other hand, Philip Marlowe, the main protagonist in The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, grows up in a peaceful and pleasant environment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pit Bulls

- Audience: • Uninformed people who believe in the stereotypes of “aggressive” dogs. • Parents of younger children because they are protective. Purpose: • Convince people that the stereotype of Pit Bulls being inherently aggressive is completely misrepresentative of the breed. • Convince parents that Pits are loving and a good family dog and not the vicious animal that people are led to believe because of media influence. • I want to open the eyes of others to the fact that any dog can be aggressive....   [tags: stereotype, aggressive, dog attacks, dogs]

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What to Do With A Canine Escape Artist

- Once Boomer successfully escapes from the yard, he's likely to continue this undesired and potentially dangerous behavior. (See References 1) Being able to explore his surroundings beyond the yard, chasing teasing squirrels or cats, and getting that often desired social interaction, is rewarding and reinforces his behavior. To avoid having to deal with an escape artist dog, reinforce your fencing before allowing your furry pal in the yard. Chicken Wire to the Rescue A chicken-wire extension attached to the bottom of your fence can effectively deter Boomer from digging his way out of the yard....   [tags: dog, fence, yard]

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How Owning and Petting a Dog Can Improve Your Health

- Introduction: Pet ownership in America has more than tripled since the 1970s, when around 67 million households had pets. In the year 2012, approximately 164 million families owned pets. (The Humane Society, 1/30/14) So why do so many people enjoy having a pet, or specifically, a dog. Research shows that having a dog around has shown to people’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social wellness. (Rider, 5/22/12) Blood pressure is one way to measure a person’s wellness, and studies show that dogs can help lower blood pressures....   [tags: decreasing heart pressure]

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The Effects of Foreshadowing in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- ... The two pairs both have a strong bond and friendship. In the very beginning of the book it becomes almost immediately apparent that George and Lennie are running from something, and that their style of life is leading up to unfortunate events for the two of them. When the pair are on the run and they stop on their road to the new ranch and they camp out in a setting that becomes a very important aspect of the story. George mentions their plan about owning their own ranch in which Lennie tending the rabbits....   [tags: predictions, friendship, dog]

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Marley and Me Was Based on a True Loving Family

- ... The complication then starts to unravel, the first day Marley was brought home he was left home alone in the garage so he wouldn’t destroy the house, but John had no idea what the little puppy was capable of. A major thunder storm appeared out of nowhere and Marley was terrified. When John arrived with Jenny they open the garage excited to see Marley. They were both shocked when they saw the mess he made, everything was on the floor chewed up and dry wall had a massive hole from being chewed on it was a disaster....   [tags: dog, euthanize, laborador]

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Reminiscing & Looking Back At My Life

- My earliest memory of childhood joy was more of a feeling. I recall living in Queens, New York. My family consisted of my older sister, myself, my brother, and my little sister. My mother was the full time parent always at home no matter what. My father was always gone. He worked fulltime and lived across town closer to his job. At that young age, I just noticed him gone. I remember the feeling of being extremely happy and thrilled when he came by to visit because we missed him and he always gave us money....   [tags: family, memories, dog attack]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time VS Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

- ... Observing the way the protagonists react to conflict in books, may shape the way we think. In the curious incident of the dog in the night time Christopher solves many of his problems by screaming, as a pose to Victor Frankenstein dealing with his problems by using his brain and attempting to find a solution. The book Frankenstein provides readers with strong characters, and wise themes. Frankenstein and The curious incident of the dog in the night time represent several themes, a few of them directly contradict each other....   [tags: victor, monster, christopher, orange]

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The Call to Help My Neighbor: A Fictional Narrative

- ... There were opposing wobbles in her body when he jarred her. It reminded me of a jello salad when you bumped it. His round eyes never left my face. “No.” The dog wagged his tail and sat. Then he whined and jumped his front paws on the ground as if urging me to do something, anything. By the time the ambulance stopped in front, the phone was stuck to the sweat of my cheek. I'd been a good girl and stayed beside the woman. I slid it into my pocket, stripped the band from my brown hair and retied it away from my forehead....   [tags: dog, garden, neighbor, weeds]

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Analysis of Autistic Protagonist Christopher in the Curious Incident of Dog in Midnight by Mark Haddon

- In this essay that follows, I shall be analysing on the autistic protagonist Christopher, from Mark Haddon book, the curious incident of dog in midnight (2003). It will look at Christopher’s inability to understand people’s emotions, behave, and think differently than others. Christopher, demonstrates list of features that may suggest the signs of Asperger’s syndrome (ASD).In this essay I shall also highlight on the events, that occurs in Christopher’s life while investigate on the mysterious death of his neighbour’s dog....   [tags: emotions, behave, theories]

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Love in Lady with the Pet Dog, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice

- Topic: Human nature and relationships between people –focusing on the idea of love in literary works: “Lady with the Pet Dog”, Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice. Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature. One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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Truth Change in Mark Haddon´s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

- In the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, we are met with a question can truth change. In the book the protagonist is Christopher, an autistic child living with his father. Throughout the book, many things that he thought to be true change. Firstly, Christopher thought that his father would never hurt anything, but he did. Secondly, he was not allowed to take the A-Level Maths because he went to a special school. Lastly, he thought that his dad would never lie to him and that changed as well....   [tags: autistic, hurt, math, lie, test]

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Character Analysis of Lara Ritchie in Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn

- INTRODUCTION The novel ‘Thunderwith’ by Libby Hathorn is a heart touching novel which relates to a teenager called Lara Ritchie. In the novel, the protagonist Lara feels completely alone after the death of her mother, which forces her to move to her father’s family in Bulahdelah Mountains. She is an intruder in her father’s family where she has to face multiple day to day problems between Gladwyn (stepmother) and her kids. Lara feels she will never be accepted and loved until she finds the mysterious dog Thunderwith .In the text, the author has used some literary devices such as cohesive devices, spelling, language devices, to enhance the story within itself....   [tags: alone, dog, devices, text]

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Statement of Purpose for Undergraduate Program

- “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” – Albert Einstein From my childhood, I developed an inquisitive nature which helped me to improve my knowledge. Even when a few of my teachers discouraged me from asking too many questions, I had always been persistent in quenching my curiosity. I believe in the age-old adage that a person who is curious enough to dig deep, is always the one who achieves success. I would like to share an incident which could shed light on my curios nature - One of my good friends in high school showed the sophistication with which the “Big Dog”, a robot intended for carrying heavy loads on field, was designed....   [tags: robotics, big dog, electronics]

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The Call of the Wind

- The Call of the Wild is a book that follows a dog named Buck throughout his journey from the soft and civilized world to the harsh Alaskan tundra. There are several events throughout the story which that illustrate Buck’s gradual decline from a civilized state of mind to a savage and primal mode of thinking (though Jack London seems to believe that the civilized state of mind is a decline from the primal state of mind ). Jack London makes the implication that Buck is a wild dog, but I would argue against that claim....   [tags: book, dog, creature]

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A Child Case Study Report

- The child that I did my child case study report on is named Malachi. Malachi is two and half years old. His height is 29 inches, and his weight 26 pounds. This is around the average weight for a child his age. He has curly and short black hair that he gets from his mother. He has round brown eyes and a short nose that he gets his from his dad. He is a very physically active child. He is physically developing well for his age. He can be social at times, but most of the time he shake or nods his head....   [tags: physical, social, dog, father]

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The Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge

- This paper examines the language of prose concerning the use of humour. In order to do this, I will compare The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge. In my paper I examined the question how the authors use their senses of humour to make their novels more enjoyable. Furthermore, I will highlight the fact that the books published in different ages express the humour in very different ways. I would like to prove the fact that language is the tool of the author through which they can make us smile and laugh....   [tags: fiction, similarities, differences]

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The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov and Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates

- In an interview given to Joe David Bellamy, Joyce Carol Oates explained how she was “putting together a group of short stories called Marriages and Infidelities, which include stories that are re-imaginings of famous stories.” While the stories in her collection were meant to be autonomous, they were also testaments of her love and devotion to other writers who helped her become the writer she is today. She showed her “marriage” to Anton Chekhov by reworking his short story “The Lady with the Dog,” almost a century after the original was published....   [tags: story and character analysis, literary comparison]

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- Though, as of this point in my life, I do not yet know what career I would like to pursue, or even what general field I would like to study or work in. I do have certain goals that I know I shall work to attain. These goals are fairly common among most people. Such as the goal of financial security, and financial ability to support a family; the goal of continuous intellectual and physical competitiveness; as well as a goal of general well being, and happiness. In America, many people with these goals go to a college or university in order to achieve them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Frankenstein Info.

- Author: Mary Shelley Country England Title Frankenstein Genre: Fiction/Horror 1. Characters, with a brief description of each. Victor Frankenstein: He is the main character, a paradigm of ambition and curiosity. He does not know when to stop, and therefore loses everything. Elizabeth Lavenza: She is the sweet sister-bride of Victor. With flawless personality, she represents the hope for escape to a good future. Caroline: As Victor's mother, she is as generous as can be. A bit controlling, she desires the marriage of Victor and Elizabeth from day one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bruce Lee info

- What is Jeet Kune Do. Simply put, it's English translation is "way of the intercepting fist." Bruce studies all types of fighting from American Boxing to Thai Kickboxing. His simple philosophy was rather than block a punch and hit back with two distinct motions, why not intercept and hit in one, fluid stroke. Fluidity was the ideal. "Try and obtain a nicely-tied package of water," Bruce would taunt. "Just like water, we must keep moving on," Inosanto reitterates. "For once water stops, it becomes stagnant." Water, Bruce would always give as an example, is the toughtest thing on Earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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DJ Scratch Info

- Turntablism - The art of manipulating/restructuring previously existing phonograph recordings to produce new, musically creative combinations of sounds using turntables and a mixer. Hamster Style - Normally a DJ setup would be configured with the right turntable playing on the right channel of the mixer and the left turntable playing on the left channel of the mixer. With a hamster style setup, however, the opposite is true. The right turntable plays through the left channel, and the left turntable plays through the right channel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- University of South Carolina-Columbia Applying: % Applications Admitted: 67%. 76-100% of students had H.S. GPA 3.0 or higher. Regular Application Deadline: 12/15/Previous Year Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $7,314 Cost/Credit Hour (In-State): $324 *Health professions have higher undergraduate fees. Financial Aid Distribution: 56% (Scholarships/Grants), 44% (Loans/Jobs). Average % of Needs Met: 89%. Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 520-620 SAT Reasoning Math: 520-630 ACT Composite: 22-27 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT w/writing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Richard Russo's "Dog" and Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"

- Richard Russo's "Dog" and Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" are stories that illustrate the negative impacts parents sometimes have on their children and the unintended consequences that occur as a result of their parenting. In "Dog," Henry Devereaux grows into an adult who has difficulty connecting emotionally with others, a man who is not easy, and though entertaining, is not comforting. In "Two Kinds," Jing-mei was a failure many times over in her mother's eyes, finally dropping out of college and only accepting of herself later in life....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Killing of Candy's Old Dog in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- The Killing of Candy's Old Dog in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men George is a small man but has strong features and Lennie is a giant but has a mind of a child. They are the main characters and are two more migrant workers who travel together from place to place because of Lennie's stupidity and ability to get attracted to trouble. The main reason for this is he loves to feel soft things, which leads him to trouble and eventually to his death. They have a dream of owning land and settling down, so did millions of other Americans but only a few succeeded....   [tags: Papers]

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Background Info on My Forbidden Face

- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an Afghan girl under the rule of the Taliban. This question is answered in the book My Forbidden Face. Latifa, a young Afghan girl, discusses her struggles throughout the book. Latifa faces several different problems while being under the rule of the Taliban. She handles these problems with the best of her ability. First of all, Latifa had to deal with the struggles her mom was facing. Latifa’s mother was very ill so she dealt with the situation by trying to help her mother out in every way possible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Beneful Commercial analysis

- A strong healthy dog is pulling a wagon of a pretty bag of dog food that looks healthy and tasty. The dog food sets perfect and looks great in the wagon. The little puppy is pulling this big wagon of dog food up a steep winding road, to show his strength from eating Beneful dog food. The wagon with the dog food in it says “Incerdibites Bring out the incredible in your small dog. The advertisers attended audience is anyone who owns a small dog. The ad also says “it’s not the size of your tail it’s how you wag it....   [tags: dog food, advertisement, fear]

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The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

- The Guide Dog Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner Benny - He is one of the Alden children. He is six years old.. Jessie - She is one of the Alden children. She is twelve years old. Henry - He is one of the Alden children. He is 14 years old. Violet –She is one of the Alden children. She is ten years old. Grandfather Alden – He is the grandfather of the Alden children. They live with him. Jason Peters – He is a trainer at the Greenfield Guide Dog School. Mrs. Carter – She is the owner of the Greenfield Guide Dog School....   [tags: Gertrude Chandler Warner Guide God Mystery]

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Personal Narrative: My Run Away Dog

- "Honey," my mom yelled to me one sunny afternoon, "Go out and feed Sugar." Sugar was our dog, a big, husky lap dog. I went to our kitchen, and got some food. Then I stepped outside, into the warm, fresh August air, looking for Sugar. I glanced to where I kept Sugar, and couldn't believe my eyes. Sugar was not there. I ran to the place where Sugar slept, I saw that the leash was elegantly coiled up. I knew that Sugar could not have run away. I thought that she must have chased a deer or another animal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mary Crow Dog in the American Indian Movement

- During the American Indian Movement, many Native Americans tribes came together as a unit and fought against the injustices that were thrust upon them by American governmental polices. The fact that many Native people were ?whitemanized. through Christianity and other things that such as boarding school played a role in shaping Native peoples identity. However, the involvement in the American Indian Movement shaped the identity of Mary Crow Dog by making her accept who she was ?an Indian woman, and by making her more willing to fight for the rights of Native Americans....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Power of Love in Moulin Rouge and To Dance With the White Dog

- The Power of Love in Moulin Rouge and To Dance With the White Dog       The power of love is exposed in the films Moulin Rouge and To Dance With the White Dog. In each movie, each individual must overcome obstacles within themselves in order to overcome the obstacles in their relationships. Although the love shared by each couple is different, both cases of love are real and run deeply. Satine and Sam Peek each handle their romantic relationships differently according to their situations....   [tags: Moulin Rouge Essays]

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Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge

- Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge     In the novel, To Dance with the White dog, Terry Kay crafts a love story about Sam Peek and his wife Cora, that seems to extend beyond the grave in the form of a white dog.  At the same time, the film Moulin Rouge is a fast paced, tensely dramatic, love triangle between Christian, the poor writer, Satine, the courtesan that everyone fancies, and the Duke, who has the money to transform the Moulin Rouge into a theatre with real merit....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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What Does a Dog Tell Us about God?

- Pictures pictures pictures - stories stories stories. Jesus peppered his teaching with illustrations taken from the daily lives of his hearers. If they had had dogs and cats, rabbits and hamsters I'm sure there would have been stories about the escaping hamster or the disobedient dog. But I don't think they did - it was all sheep and shepherds as far as animals were concerned with the odd pig and sparrow thrown in for good measure. But back in the Old Testament there were a few more animals. And in today's psalm the writer tells how all the animals in the wild, large and small tell us how wonderful God is....   [tags: Religion]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon

- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon Collapsing upon crisp sheets with a good book in hand on a breezy afternoon when the sun is too hot to bear, may be one of my favorite feelings of summer. I started reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon, in the very beginning of summer, savoring the relaxation and leisure of reading on my own time. I took it with me to the pool where I would lie out in the sun and read a few chapters but mostly I just liked to sprawl out in my bed and read to my heart’s content....   [tags: Novel Analysis]

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