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Exemplification Essay: Why The World Is Doomed

- Every day when looking out a window, people see a beautiful earth. The earth is intriguing, but hinges on a delicate balance. Many natural resources keep the grass green and the sky blue. Man has made quite an impression on our world, and has transformed the earth's resources into tools to make life easy. However, mans' manipulation on earth has become detrimental to the health of our planet and the safety of mankind. Through the use and production of resources such as oil and energy, man is gradually poisoning the earth....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: Separation of Church and State

-   Because of my strong beliefs, I have been called the Antichrist, a witch, an atheist, and a Satanist. Fervent Christians have told me that my “kind” is solely responsible for the downfall of American morals.   Actually, none of these labels fits me. I am not a witch because the only modern religion to practice witchcraft is Wicca (American Heritage 1381), and I am not a Wiccan. I am not a Satanist because modern Satanists do not believe in Satan as an actual entity; instead, they follow a "religion of the self," as the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey, put it....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Exemplification Essay: War and World Peace

- World Peace is something that will never happen. Too many countries have too much military power and don't want to give in to any other country. War is something that the world is going to have to deal with because there has been very few years over the history of the world that have been war free. Like one quote by an unknown author says, "Peace is rare: less than 8% of the time since the beginning of recorded time has the world been entirely at peace. In a total of 3530 years, 286 have been warless....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Exemplification Essay: Welfare, A Vicious Circle

-     It's Diana's turn at the tiny glass window. Her face burns red with shame as she is handed her monthly check. Two small children tug at her dress, their stomachs growling from a day without food. She looks down at her two children, her face filled with pain and guilt. What had happened to their happy life. With just the stroke of the pen across a divorce decree, Diana and her children were thrust into the humiliation of the welfare line. For two years now, Diana has tried to get back on her feet, but with only a high school diploma, she can't find a job to support her family....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Exemplification Essay: Cruising Should be Banned

- Most of us have enjoyed "cruising" sometime in our lives. For many, it was one of our favorite pastimes. If you lived in the "American Graffiti" era, it was the in thing of to do. I remember when cruising was a popular activity on Main Street in Mesa for many years, until it was banned a few years ago. Now the controversy is over whether to ban cruising on Central Avenue in Phoenix. City officials are trying to reroute the weekend riders to Washington and Jefferson streets. Although cruising may be enjoyable to quite a few teenagers, there is no positive purpose for it....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

- Jack has just been in a serious car accident. He is suffering from brain damage and paralysis. His family does not want him to live the rest of his life this way, but do they have a choice in ending the pain and suffering of their loved one. According to most state governments and countries, the answer is no; however, there is method allowed in some states to stop the pain and suffering for both the patient and his family. This method is called euthanasia. Euthanasia is the deliberate, painless killing of persons who suffer from a physically or emotionally painful or incurable disease or condition....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: America Needs Leaders

- Today, everyone is too concerned with the now to worry about the future. Of course, there are a few who scrimp and save a few dollars here and there so that they will have some when they retire. However, none represent the ideas or beliefs that are destined to change our society. So I ask you are all the idealists gone, or are they just too scared to stand up.   Throughout the course of history there have always been those who took a stand against society in order to further their cause....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: The Dead-end of Professional Sports

- In 1995 Scotty Thurman was on top of the world. Thurman led the Arkansas Razorbacks to a NCAA basketball championship with one great performance after another. After this miracle season, Thurman made a decision that would change his fortunes. Rather than come back for his senior year and get his degree, he elected to make himself eligible for the NBA draft. With a NCAA championship under his belt, Thurman was confident he was ready for the NBA, but NBA scouts had different ideas. Thurman could only sit and watch the draft from start to finish....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Exemplification Essay: The Need to Improve the Apathetic Attitude of Young People

- Are young people in today's society enamored with themselves. Do they care about others. Are they unfeeling; show little or no interest or emotion; unresponsive, indifferent; passionless or void of feeling. What is the cause or reason for apathy in young folks today that wasn't there a hundred years ago. Quite possibly it is a lack of mental stimulation. As responsible citizens of the United States, we should decide to not put up with indifference but encourage young people to get involved in their communities and to be concerned about what is going on in the government and around the world....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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Olaudah Equiano 's Exemplification Of The Evils Of Slavery

- Olaudah Equiano’s Exemplification of the Evils of Slavery In his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Equiano describes his early life in Africa and the shattering effects of the slave trade. From growing up and learning to be a man under the watchful and loving eye of his mother, to being torn from his family and home and being forced to travel throughout Africa before ultimately finding himself aboard a slave ship headed for America, He gives readers a unique view of life as an African during the 1700s....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Africa]

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Veronika Decides To Die Exemplification

- "Veronika Decides to Die," is a novel by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian writer with many inspirational works such as The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist. This novel begins in the city of Ljubljana; capital of Slovenia, its main character is Veronika, a young and beautiful girl of 24 years of age to whom the monotony of her life has led to suicide. Veronika was certain that at her age, she had achieved everything she wanted. She believed that the only thing that could be missing to live was the bad things of life....   [tags: Paulo Coelho, Brazilian Author, Literary Analysis]

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Summary-Literary Analysis of Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean by Gloria Naylor

- ... She had to ask her mother what the boy had called her that day. She grew up with the understanding nigger could be a reputation, quantity, gender, perspective or pronunciation from how her close-knit family would talk. All that Naylor knows becomes questionable due to a quite different reality shaping her thought of that word in her language. Her family-oriented word to describe a person or another family member is altered as well. Gloria does not give recognition to nigger in its hateful fashion, even though that fateful day in third grade an ignorant boy adds a disappointing definition of the word to her vocabulary....   [tags: language, reality, exemplification]

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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard

- Part A: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard is an autobiography recounting the chilling memories that make up the author’s past. She abducted when she was eleven years old by a man named Phillip Garrido with the help of his wife Nancy. “I was kept in a backyard and not allowed to say my own name,” (Dugard ix). She began her life relatively normally. She had a wonderful loving mother, a beautiful baby sister,, and some really good friends at school. Her outlook on life was bright until June 10th, 1991, the day of her abduction....   [tags: sexual abuse, abduction, imagery, exemplification]

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Exemplification Essay: Abortion is Wrong

-    For years many different people from many different walks of life have had different opinions about abortion. For some abortion is never wrong, for others under certain circumstances it is O.K., and for still some others it is never right. Abortion is wrong not only because it goes against what God has said, but also because most women are so rushed into and unsure about their decision they regret it later in life. Although the Bible ; the old testament used by Jewish believers; both the new and old testaments used by Christian believers, does not specifically deal with abortion it does place validity on life before birth....   [tags: Argumentative, Illustration Essay]

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Creon' Exemplification of Aristotle's Tragic Hero in Antigone by Sophocles

- Throughout literary history, tragic heroes have been defined as a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. However, philosophers such as Aristotle tried to find connections between tragic heroes in Greek plays. This in-depth analysis of tragic heroes lead Aristotle to create six criteria for a true tragic hero: He or she has to be a Noble figure of royalty and noble in character, has to be imperfect by design, has a flaw or error that is a choice, is punished excessively for this choice flaw, has to undergo a downfall that leads to a realization, and the story of this tragic hero has to make the audience reach a moment of catharsi...   [tags: noble, flaw, downfall]

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Cognitive Dissonance: Definition, Political Implications, and Personal Exemplification

- Every individual has a unique composite of values and is readily presented with contrasting choices in their daily lives. As individuals act on these choices, they are sometimes presented with a conflict of interest between the beliefs they hold and the actions they commit. Such internal conflict is defined by Leon Festinger as cognitive dissonance: “a psychological state in which an individual’s cognitions—beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors—are at odds” (Bloom, Santos, & Egan, 2007, p. 978). Sendhil Mullainathan and Ebonya Washington (2009) describe cognitive dissonance as “the internal need for consistency” (p....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Exemplification Essay: People Have a Right to Die

- What’s that you say Doctor. I’ve got cancer… That doesn’t sound good, and by the way that you’re telling me, it’s probably worse than that. Well, I knew that this day was coming… Doctor. I don’t know why, but I’m not as upset by this news as I thought I would be – but I do know one thing, I don’t want it to hurt. What will “Fred” choose to do. What is Fred allowed to do. Fred had his mind wrapped around the idea of his death years ago, but who can be completely ready for the moment when we hear the news that our life will be over soon....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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Exemplification Essay: Mixing of Religion and the State

-   We have based the very existence of our country on the belief that complete separation of church and state is best for the church and is best for the state. However, throughout history the roles between religion and American public life remain interwoven and continue to shape our beliefs and values. In order to begin to understand the role of religion in American public life, one must first recognize that religion is present in many aspects of one's life. Even though the United States' Constitution provides for separation of religion and government, most aspects of government include religion as a basis for its operating procedures....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Exemplification Essay: Gun Control Not the Answer

- A man carrying two revolvers and two 9mm semi-automatic handguns calmly strode into the Dunblane Primary School. Two people quickly spotted the firearms and tried to tackle the man; he shot them and left them wounded as he continued his journey down the hall of the school. Finally, the man reached his destination: the gym, where a class a kindergartners were having P.E. In the gym, he pulled out the guns and started picking off the five-year-olds one by one. The room was splattered with blood as young children broke like porcelain dolls under the power of the gun....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Exemplification Essay: Sex Education In Public Schools

- Sex education in public schools has been a controversial issue in the United States for over a decade. With the HIV and teen pregnancy crises growing, sex education is needed. Some of the American public believe that sex education should be taught at home by the children's parents. They feel that sex education programs in schools do not put an emphasis on abstinence and encourages children to have sexual intercourse. American culture is very sexually oriented. Sex can be seen all over the media....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Concept of Race in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

- ... The exemplification of Malcolm X’s life is depicted as one of an angry man tired of being seen as inferior to other based on the color of their skin. In any case, these examples show that conquering racism is much more difficult than it may seem, on both sides. In like manner, Gregory Fowler also uses allusions to prove his thesis. In the beginning of the essay, he alludes to multiple examples of racism in a more violent form. He cites past examples such as the Civil War, but also more recent ones such as James Byrd Jr....   [tags: racism, slaver, allusions, exemplifications]

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Cell Phone Use Should be Banned While Driving

- You are driving down the road in your brand new Cadillac Escalade. The sky is bright blue without a cloud in the sky. Your phone rings and you answer it. You start talking and get deeply involved in the conversation. Before you know it, you just ran a red light and get side swiped by a school bus. Your life is now upside down. Finally, you are able to pull yourself out of your new Escalade with no injury. However, a few of the students have been injured and one killed. Now you have to live with that for the rest of your life....   [tags: Exemplification Essay]

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High Schools Should NOT Support Costly Athletic Teams

- High school sports culture, after developing for more than a century, has become an indispensable part of the daily life of American teenagers. However, the issue whether high school should continue supporting sports teams arouses a debate recently, because the cost of operating them are too high to afford (Ripley, 2007, p.5). Supporters of high school sports teams claim that the existence of sports teams can increase social capital and lead to academic success, but considering the amount of budget occupied by school-sponsored sports teams and the potential educational, health and social benefit brought by replacing sports teams with general sports activities, high schools should stop suppor...   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Prostitution Should Be Legalized

- Prostitution is the act of selling ones body for any type of sexual intercourse in exchange for money. Today, both men and women are willingly and forcefully engaged into the industry of sex and prostitution. It is most common for young teenage girls to be involved into this industry rather than a male or older woman. There are several different ways to how individuals are first brought into prostitution. One way is to be kidnapped and forcefully put on to the streets by a "Guerilla Pimp". "Guerilla Pimps" are the men who use their ability and force to kidnap young girls and throw them on to the streets to work as prostitutes (Youth Radio)....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Exemplification Essay: Greek Organizations Should NOT be Part of the College Experience

- College life brings many thoughts to mind…friendships, football , pizza, late nights, parties, fraternities, sororities, as well as racial discrimination, binge drinking, hazing and dying. The latter part of this list may not come naturally to most people, but they are frightening realities of the Greek system. Parents send their children to college assuming they will be in a safe, educational environment while enjoying all the benefits campus life has to offer, including fraternities and sororities....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Exemplification Essay: Three-Strikes Law is a Mindless Response to Crime

- In 1983, a young man named Michael was brought before a Pennsylvania court on a charge of armed robbery: he stole $50 from a taxi driver using a toy gun. A few days later he was arrested and was subsequently convicted. Although the trial judge sentenced Michael to 6 months in prison and required that he repay the $50, the prosecutor demanded the 5 year minimum sentence required by state law. The trial judge ruled the mandatory sentencing law unconstitutional, and Michael served his prison time and repaid the money....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Exemplification Essay: Abortion and America’s Lost Moral Compass

- In America, we live among the wealthiest of people. We are advanced in education, economics, research and medicine. We consider ourselves the most powerful and protected people in the world. Our economy is booming, information is flying, and opportunity abounds. We consider ourselves the most religious and the most generous of all people. We have the most stable government in the world, yet we find ourselves in a national crisis. As Americans, we have lost our moral compass and we are facing a national crisis today....   [tags: Illustration Essay, Argumentative]

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The Death Penalty is a Necessary Deterrent to Crime

- The Death Penalty is a Necessary Deterrent to Crime   Murder and rape are serious crimes, although they aren't the only crimes that could be considered serious. Others that might be considered are stealing, which has numerous categories under it such as grand theft auto, etc… The following story is the true account of a young female named Donna. This story tells of Donna's rape and then her murder by a man named McCorquodale and his friend Leroy. The author is telling this story in order to create the mental picture of what murder and rape really are....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses

- The Prevalence of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses One night, “Amy,” a student at State, was hanging out with some friends in her room. “A bunch of people were there, and one guy I didn’t know was obviously drunk and kept asking me out. I tried to brush him off, and didn’t take it seriously because he was drunk. I left to go to sleep. “He followed me to my room and kept banging on my bedroom door, trying to push it open and asking me to talk to him. I talked to him for a little while just to appease him.” Finally, the guy’s friends coaxed him away from Amy’s door....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment

- Impact of the Industrial Revolution on the Environment Human population growth on this planet has followed a long, slow J-curve shape leading up to a nearly exponential growth beginning around the time of the modern Industrial Revolution in the 1800s (Southwick, ch. 15). As the Industrial Revolution continues to spread to less-developed countries, their population growth is now skyrocketing as increased access to food and medical care raises the standards of living around the world, while many cultures have not yet responded with a lowered birth rate....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Cultural Impact of Technology Transfer

- Cultural Impact of Technology Transfer Human history has demonstrated that the flow of information is inevitable; cultures across the world have been trading ideas for thousands of years. Dick Teresi claims, however, that "a technology evolves within a culture and its particular demands and preoccupations, intertwined with that society’s particular environment.” (Teresi, 356) While this statement holds true for many innovations, not all technologies are direct products of the cultures using them....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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The Necessity of Gun Control

- As a result of the many school shootings that have taken place in the last few years, there has been a push for stricter gun control laws. Many people don't feel safe in today's society. The government has been listening to the people and has already passed some laws. There are some people who are opposed to stricter gun control laws. Many gun enthusiasts don't believe that gun control laws will resolve the problem. They claim that only law abiding citizens would obey the laws - and they aren't the ones creating the problem....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Argument Against The Death Penalty

- "The question with which we must deal is not whether a substantial proportion of American citizens, would today, if polled, opine that capital punishment is barbarously cruel, but whether they would find it to be so in light of all information presently available. -Justice Thurgood Marshall Family members of the wrongfully convicted, This letter is for everyone out there who has ever suffered. Anyone who has ever felt the infallibility of our criminal justice system. Anyone who believes that death is scary....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Race, Ethnicity, and Discrimination

- Race can be closely matched to stereotyping. Someone's race is as unimportant as the car they drive. Yet both tell us something. It tells us how much better he or she is compared to another. It has nothing to do with that person's abilities or intelligence. The fact is a better car equals a better person. We see this not as a biological reason, but as a way that we divide ourselves as individuals. This is very similar to the "micro-level" of racism mentioned in the writing by Michael Omi and Howard Winant, which separates two people by a noticeable factor....   [tags: Exemplification Essays]

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Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline Song, Can't Take God Away

- Keeping God in the American Culture as Depicted in the Audio Adrenaline Song, Can't Take God Away Music has always been a big part of our culture. People sing and listen to songs for entertainment and for encouragement. Explore folk songs or Negro spirituals for instance. Many slaves sang spirituals for encouragement and hope to carry them through the rough times they experienced. Even today, most people enjoy listening to music because they can relate to the things about which the artists sing....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Music Essay - America Needs Rap and Hip Hop

- America Needs Rap and Hip Hop Ever since it became popular in the late eighties, hip-hop music has been a target of moral disapproval. Many critics have labeled the music as an offensive, vulgar, misogynist form of expression, which negatively influences its listeners, particularly children. Early in rap music's' development "concerned citizens" and various government officials held protests against the release of certain rap albums. Rap music's opponents demanded strict censorship. But hip-hop was increasingly attracting large audiences and its supporters were ready to fight the censors who they believed were taking away their constitutional right of freedom of speech, and the fre...   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Criminal Is Not Solely Responsible for His Crime

- Clarence Darrow in his "Address Delivered to the Prisoners in the Chicago County Jail," presents a convincing argument for the complicity of society with the criminal. In essence, Darrow believes that when one man steals from another, the community is as culpable as the criminal, since no man who "already had plenty of money in his own pocket" (82) would risk his life and liberty to rob or steal from another. According to Darrow, the root of the problem lies in poverty and the hoarding of wealth by a handful of people who become rich by exploiting the poor through cheap labor, or by appealing to their vices....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment?

- Is Flag Burning protected under the First Amendment. There is a proposed amendment to make flag burning illegal. Congress tried to pass the Flag Protection Act of 1989, but the act failed because it is seen as a form of public protection. There have been other attempts to pass legislation to protect the American flag but all of the attempts have failed so far. Flag burning is very controversial because people have different definitions of what “freedom of speech” means and what our flag stands for....   [tags: Persuasive, Exemplification Essay]

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Professional Wrestling is Not a Sport, It’s Entertainment

- Professional Wrestling is Not a Sport, It’s Entertainment In what All-American sport can skin-tight spandex be worn and women flaunt giant biceps, while brandishing names such as Disco Inferno or Manna the Headhunter and still are adored by a mass audience. Why, in wrestling, of course. The dramatically choreographed sport entertains an audience of violence-starved fans who covet moves, such as the coined "People's Elbow". In fact, wrestling rises emotion from almost every viewer the industry draws in....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Organized Religion Assists People in Becoming Spiritually Fulfilled

- Organized Religion Assists People in Becoming Spiritually Fulfilled There are many different religions around the world that people belong to. Although each religion has its own doctrine and history, most religions share the same aim of providing people with a sense of morals and spiritual meaning. Catholics believe in the Virgin Mary while Jews do not, and Buddhists believe in nirvana rather than heaven. Religious principles and histories help people find themselves through faith in a higher power and faith in community....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Decline of Morals and Morality in America

- America is in a Moral Decline       The founders of America believed that a popular government and its laws necessarily rested upon an underlying moral order that preceded both the state and man-made law. They referred to this transcendent moral order in the Declaration of Independence as "self evident truths" and "the laws of nature and of nature's god" (Barr pg. 211). For a republic to work, the founders thought, the people had to internally guided by commonly shared moral values. The founders viewed themselves as launching a great experiment: Could a free people retain a moral culture that would promote the self-discipline and virtues needed to restrain corruption....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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It's Time to Sin More, and Hate Less

- It's Time to Sin More, and Hate Less My soul is embedded with classic Catholic-sin like crimson rubies buried in a sandbox. And I'm not just talking about eating two helpings of double-decker chocolate cake (although I do that, too) - I swear, I lie, I mock the Bible, I use the Lord's name in vain (to name a few). I love the very term "sin" - never has there been a three-letter word with so much power, such drastic implications. But as far as I'm concerned, my sins are holy....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Should We Respect Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestlers?

- Pro Wrestlers – Why Can’t They Get Any Respect. Time to point out the obvious: pro-wrestling is not a sport. Why. Because pro-wrestling involves no sport[ing]. Wrestlers do not show up to work every day trying to do all they can to win; they show up to work trying to do all they can to do their job, which is entertain the fans. However, this line of thinking often leads to another conclusion: If pro wrestling is not a sport, then wrestlers are not athletes. This could not be further from the truth....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Is it Time to Change the Humanities Requirement?

- Is it Time to Change the Humanities Requirement. The University’s Humanities Core represents a vital though enigmatic aspect of the curricular philosophy. Considering that the Core seems so anomalous compared to the curricula of similar universities, it is interesting to note that the Humanities Core seems to have an especially distinguished significance. For example, humanities is the only sequence which is taken almost uniformly by first year students; it is also one of two or three Core sequences that cannot be replaced by AP credits or placement tests....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Double and Triple Taxation Must be Eliminated

- Double and Triple Taxation Must be Eliminated President George Bush states that "it's unfair to tax money twice." This statement is actually an example of normative economics and only describes an opinion. It cannot be proven because the term "unfair" is relative to different people; however, not many people would dare to disagree. Especially if the double tax was not aimed only at the large corporations or the richest 10% of the nation but at every hardworking American who brings home a paycheck....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Life Saving Benefits of Organ Donation

- The Life Saving Benefits of Organ Donation There is one clear fact that every person in this world can agree on: at some point in our lives, we are all going to face the reality of death. Death is imminent to each and every one of us, and the prospect of death is usually unknown and very tragic to most people. It is the unknown that can instill the fear of dying in a person or a family. Tragic accidents and terminal diseases are often the source of many deaths, and invariably in those instances we are unable to control the end result, which is death....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Cults and the Moral Decay of Society

- I. Introduction A. Cults are becoming prominent in our society. B. Main points Secret organizations such as cults have been around for a long time and yet, more our emerging into our society. Cults preform acts, that are against the laws of the countries that govern them. C. More cults are emerging from society, and therefore is causing more rebellion against the spirit of goodness. II. Opposing view A. Some people believe that religious cults, are not cult at all, instead they are communities that promote personal wealth and well -being....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

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I'll Die for My Confederate Flag

-   "America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad. Cause it's going to put up a fight. It's going to say, you want free speech. Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil.....Who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free. Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest....   [tags: Free Exemplification Essay]

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The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws

- The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws     Bicycle accidents have increased dramatically in the United States. About 500 American children and teenagers die each year in bicycle accidents, and three-quarters of those deaths come from head injuries (Jacques 1). Recent federal safety reports suggest that helmets can reduce the risk of head injury, but that only 4% of children under the age of ten wear helmets when bicycling. The percentage drops even more for young riders, particularly the rebellious 11- to 14-year-old age group....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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How Can We Encourage Organ Donation?

- How Can We Encourage Organ Donation.       Thousands of people die each year in the United States alone waiting for organ transplants. In 1997 the United States Department of Health and Human Services reported that 56,716 people were waiting for hearts, lungs, pancreases, and kidneys. By 1998 this number had increased to 64,423 people waiting (Charatan). The list of those people in need of transplants increases almost twenty percent every year while the number of donors increases only ten percent during the same time (United Network for Organ Sharing [UNOS])....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Without Knowledge, Life Would be Worthless

- Without Knowledge, Life Would be Worthless       The quest for scientific wisdom does not progress too far; rather, it is merely at the origin of upgrading society. Because knowledge is a concept most important to the establishment of any society, it is the building block of the future. Without knowledge, there would be no means of advancement, for society would lack the potential to do so. In other words, human society is on the verge of experiencing, processing and making use of the vast amount of knowledge present and on the brink of exposu re....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Weak Enforcement of the Bankruptcy Laws

- Weak Enforcement of the Bankruptcy Laws          In an article in The Business Journal Mukherjee tells of "A health club executive in Texas persuaded a bankruptcy judge that his Rolex watch was off-limits to the creditors because the watch was a part of his look and personality. Stripping it would make him feel naked" (69).  They even let him keep it.  This is the kind of thing that need to be dealt with.  It just sends an image that the government and the courts want people to get away with bankruptcy fraud....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Disposable Containers for a Disposable Environment

- Disposable Containers for a Disposable Society As society goes through its day-to-day activities, it consumes an enormous amount of liquids. Of course, those liquids are packaged in various types of apparatuses, many of which are disposable. But disposable to whom. "Out of sight-out of mind," maybe. Granted, disposable and throwaway containers are a convenience for the moment, but they are rapidly becoming a devastating eye sore. Disposable bottles and cans invite enormous hazards to the environment....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Government Should Respect Property Rights

- The Government Should Respect Property Rights Imagine you’ve been enjoying your backyard picnic table and chairs for the past 10 years when suddenly, for no apparent reason, you are served notice from a government agency that you will be fined $6,000 a day unless you remove them. Or, imagine you would like to add a stone walkway to your garden. You begin to research the procedure and costs, only to learn that a lengthy application will be required, with multiple hearings before a state commission....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Sexual Harassment is No Joke

- Sexual Harassment is No Joke      "Hey that's sexual harassment and I don't have to take it!" Many women have made this comment in any uncomfortable situations. In today's society there has been confusion over what constitutes sexual harassment. It has been agreed upon that unwanted physical contact is classified as sexual harassment. However, all inappropriate language with a sexual overtone is also sexual harassment. Verbal comments such as sexual jokes and indecent comments reported or not, is sexual harassment....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Beliefs Taken to the Extremes

- Beliefs Taken to the Extremes          Belief is a fundamental human trait. Belief in many things is what helps humans continue living their lives. Religious beliefs are one of the strongest forces of human emotion and often times those emotions can create dangerous situations. When people's religious beliefs are taken to extreme levels innocent people can be hurt. All throughout history there have been examples of just such incidents occurring. From the Inquisition, to suicide bombers in Israel, to the fighting in Ireland, to the recent events at the World Trade Center religious beliefs taken to extremes have been seen....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Tragedy of Video Cameras

- The Tragedy of Video Cameras Wisps of hair playfully chased each other across my face as waves of hot, humid air gently blew across the park. Paper cups, chased by the wind, bounced merrily across the ground, pursued by laughing children. The children seemed unaffected by the heat and humidity, while the adults sat in abject misery, wishing the day were over. Dipping a napkin into a cup of ice water, I began wiping my face and neck, seeking relief from the heat. I was hot and perspiring heavily, causing my mascara to make black circles beneath my eyes....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Data Collection and Individual Privacy

- Data Collection and Individual Privacy In deliberation of the topic of the use of individual information, the moral issue of importance is whether public or private sector entities have the right to create individual profiles of consumers and their obligation in protecting the consumer's privacy is in question. The exponential growth of the information age in particular the personal computer has created a situation where economies of the public and private sector are at odds with the privacy of the consumer or citizen....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Many Faces of Freedom?

- The Many Face of Freedom. Freedom is a concept that people are often willing to die for and it is the cause of much fighting. However, few people ever claim to dislike freedom. This raises an interesting question: how can people fight over what is generally considered to be a positive idea. Does this mean that someone must be against freedom. The answer is that people cannot agree on what freedom is, thus numerous groups can claim to be "for freedom" while strongly disagreeing on the means by which to achieve it....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Christopher Columbus Was a Murderer

- Christopher Columbus Was a Murderer The second Monday in October is celebrated across America as Columbus Day. It is a celebration of the man who discovered America. In school, children are taught that Christopher Columbus was a national hero. In actuality, the man was a murderer. It is true that he found a land that was unknown to the "civilized" world, yet in this discovery, he erased the natives inhabiting the land. With slavery, warfare, and inhumane acts, Christopher Columbus and the men who accompanied him completely destroyed a people, a culture, and a land....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Wage Discrimination against Women

-    The Women’s Equal Rights Movement has made dramatic progress in the last one hundred years. As a result, a woman can now vote, choose almost any career, and defend her human right to happiness. But, in spite of the progress made in the area of equal rights, wage problems in the workplace still exist which deny women equal pay for equal work.   SUCCESSES Women are closing the gender gap in workplace and higher education. They are starting to climb the corporate ladder and are moving into managerial positions....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Cancer of Ebonics

- The Cancer of Ebonics          American society has made concessions for many groups of people with special interests, such as animal activists, environmental activists and a host of ethnic groups. Tough animal rights laws have been passed to ensure the safety and future of a variety of species ranging from the domestic cat to the bald eagle. The development of Wetlands has been curtailed in an effort to protect our swamps and forests from extinction. Our educational system has implemented a program known as, English As a Second Language, which lends itself to the special needs of immigrants in our school systems....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Advertising, Food and Children

- Advertising, Food and Children "Peanut, peanut butter and jelly." Advertising has an impact on its audience. From songs to logos to characters, food product advertisers must keep in mind their audiences. Competition is the force which causes advertisers to target children. Children are targeted through the use of cute phrases, animated characters, and toys in these competitive advertisements. Many types of food have a phrase associated with them. Commercials use these phrases to implant their product into the audiences memory....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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The Benefits of Xenotransplantation

- The Benefits of Xenotransplantation New technology has opened many doors of opportunity for advancements in medical science. Not even in our wildest dreams would we have imagined a world where animal organs could be safely transplanted into humans. A few years ago, this process called xenotransplantation, was completed for the very first time. The only dilemma critics had with the process involved the chances of infection and organ rejection from the patient. Through experimentation and advances made in the process, these problems have been greatly reduced....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Prevention of Employee Theft

- Prevention of Employee Theft Why do employees feel free to steal. Most employee theft occurs because it is too easy. What can a company do to prevent employee theft. What should a company do to employee thieves. The following paragraphs summarize a few ideas. Employee theft is a crime that is costing U.S. companies a great deal of money. Employee thefts are growing in number, partially because the perpetrators really do not see themselves as criminals and rationalize what they are doing in much the same way as taxpayers rationalize income tax fraud....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays Stealing Work]

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- Depression The complex topic of depression can be looked at from various perspectives. Two such perspectives are the biological view and the psychological view. The main focus of this paper will be from the biological side. The symptoms of mental illness creep over you like a cold damp fog. The number of people at probable risk of depression is climbing, up from 5.2 percent in 1994/95 to 7.1 percent in 2000/01 (Hawaleshka, 38). One particular subject, Sarah Hamid started feeling the symptoms of depression at age 18....   [tags: Exemplification Journalistic Essays]

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The Tragedy of Date Rape

- Exemplary Essay - The Tragedy of Date Rape In the fall of 1995, Kristin Cooper was a sophomore at Baker University in Kansas. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, an expert skier from the mountains of Colorado, a swimmer, and was active in band, choir and drama. On the night of New Year's Eve of that same year, her mother Andrea Cooper came home to find Kristina dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the family room floor. Cooper shared the story of her daughter's last months through an essay titled "Kristin's Story"....   [tags: Expemplification Essays]

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The Fourth Of August And Black Men And Public Space

- In both “The Fourth of July” and “Black Men and Public Space” the narrators did one very important thing; they expressed how the encounter made the narrator feel. This is crucial because it almost allows the reader to share the feeling of helplessness that was felt. In “The Fourth of July”, Lorde explained how she truly did not understand why the family was treated differently. She tells of her parents’ fruitless effort to shield their children from the harsh realities of Jim Crow by planning out virtually the whole trip....   [tags: Narrative, Narrator, Odor, Olfaction]

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The Great Awakening Of The Eighteenth Century

- The Great Awakening of the eighteenth century was mainly a time of Puritan revival in the young English colonies of North America. Many preachers, or circuit riders, traveled around giving long sermons to engage listeners and persuade them to a life of faithful and committed relationship with God. Jonathan Edwards, a respected circuit rider of the time, used the method of terror to persuade his audiences by giving examples of their impending doom in the afterlife. Edwards persuasion as a speaker was supported by his use of multiple rhetorical elements such as the rhetorical appeals, imagery, symbolism, and thematic discussion....   [tags: Rhetoric, Appeal, Audience, God]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Why I Write '

- Why do authors choose to write books and essays. In Why I Write, George Orwell claims that he writes because “he has the desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other people’s idea of the kind of society that they should strive for”. Another literary work, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, describes how instant decision-making is as effective and complex as a cautiously thought-out decision. The author explains why people should be striving to make quick but advantageous decisions. Although the writer does not “push” for a change in society, he makes the deliberate choice to alter the way people think....   [tags: Rhetoric, Critical thinking, Cognition, Thought]

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Obesity : An Emerging Approach For Healthy Weight Management

- Obesity in developed countries is a cause for global concern, and the health, economic, and social costs of poor dietary decisions needs urgent attention. There are many traditional methods used to control excess weight and promote healthy weight regulation but they have not been successful. Therefore, research of a new method used to regulate and maintain a healthy weight is needed to confront this public health challenge. An article by Ingrid Elizabeth Lofgren introduces a new method called Mindful Eating, which helps people feel more in control of their food, and beverage related decisions....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care, The Reader]

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Humanism : The And The Statue Of David

- The Renaissance was a time of great change and discovery that expanded through many years of ancient history. Perhaps one of the greatest marks of the Renaissance was that of the rise and emergence of the individual. In this finding of one’s inner self and the belief that instead of looking to church authorities, individuals should look to their own inner conscience as a guide. During the Renaissance time period the human theme of morality is expressed through the cultural concept of humanism and is exemplified by Hamlet and the statue of David....   [tags: Renaissance, Middle Ages, Thought, Michelangelo]

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Two Ways to Belong in America

- In America, it is a common misconception that all foreigners are similar; it is believed that they all have similar dreams and each of them end up chasing after the same jobs. However, this is not the case. Not only do immigrants from different countries hold different dreams, but those with a shared background even have varying hopes and dreams for the future. This is evidenced in Bharati Mukherjee’s essay, “Two Ways to Belong in America.” She utilizes several rhetorical strategies in order to show that immigrants have the ability to be assimilated into the American culture, but that they should not be deported if they choose not to conform to said culture....   [tags: foreigners, dreams, immigrants, culture]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984

- Factors of one’s proximity can manipulate ones perception of reality. Any individual or group that obtains power over a city or country can enable one into accepting that certain aspects in their proximity are productions of the real world. As portrayed in George Orwell’s novel 1984, Orwell notes how political power can evidently control reality. One’s depiction of a powerful figure in society can ultimately persuade on into implementing their reverence into that individual because of the position the figure acquires in society....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mind, Political party]

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We Wear the Mask

- William Shakespeare once proclaimed that “the past is prologue.” Are we really bound by history. Is our present a mere continuation, a monomorphic continuation if you will, of the novel that is our existence, or can it be developed in a bifurcated fashion. Paul Lawrence Dunbar, prominently noted as the "Poet Laureate of the Negro Race" (p 905) is a prime example of how the past can be depicted in a multifold manner. His two works " We Wear the Mask" and "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" illustrate the double-consciousness that Dunbar was most notorious for....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Paul Laurence Dunbar]

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Tim Moore 's Idiot Nation, And John Taylor Gatto 's `` Against School ``

- When analyzing the arguments of both Michael Moore’s “Idiot Nation” and John Taylor Gatto’s “Against School”, their most distinct aspect is the tone in which their arguments are presented. Moore’s informal writing invokes a reaction within the reader. He capitalizes entire sentences to make them appear louder and draw attention. How can referring to a president as an “Idiot-in-Chief” not elicit a certain emotion within the reader. Moore is a well-known activist who is quite aware of popularity and infamy....   [tags: Logic, Argument, Education, Critical thinking]

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Analysis of Propaganda: First Theories of Decoding and Effects

- 1) assumptions In this paper I discuss several assigned articles with regard to the assumptions, focus, time and space contexts, stated purpose, and comparison between certain articles. Except for one article, all articles in this weekly reading are assumed to use post-structuralist paradigm. In their article, Lobao & Meyer (2001) encourage the readers to use combination of macro, meso, and micro approach in understanding agricultural transformation rather than only macro approach. For example, they urge the Human Ecology Theory (PEP), which is micro theory about individual’s adaptation to the dynamic of environment like population density, culture and technologies, and bio-physical environm...   [tags: Agricultural Transformation, Human Ecology Theory]

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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

- English is an invisible gate. Immigrants are the outsiders. And native speakers are the gatekeepers. Whether the gate is wide open to welcome the broken English speakers depends on their perceptions. Sadly, most of the times, the gate is shut tight, like the case of Tan’s mother as she discusses in her essay, "the mother tongue." People treat her mother with attitudes because of her improper English before they get to know her. Tan sympathizes for her mother as well as other immigrants. Tan, once embarrassed by her mother, now begins her writing journal through a brand-new kaleidoscope....   [tags: broken english, native english speakers]

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Idiot Nation

- In “Idiot Nation,” Michael Moore discourses on the collapse of American education system and the three main reasons behind it: politicians’ ignorance, shortage of teachers, and the rise of Corporate America. Moore first points out how ignorant the President and politicians are by stating that the President cannot simply identify whether Africa is a nation or a continent. Next, Moore attributes the lack of funding in education to the fact that politicians prefer to build bomber than to improve our education system; this leads to shortage of resources, overpopulated classrooms, and decrease of books available for students....   [tags: Education]

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Revelations of Dark and Light in Heart of Darkness by Josephy Conrad

- ... Old knitter of black wool. Morituri te salutant” (Conrad, pg 10-11). The door of darkness refers to Africa and the black wool is the people of Africa who are being used by the ivory traders and the two women are a representation of Europe as well as the ivory traders who see the Africans as children who behave as foolishly. Conrad is obviously trying to say that the two women represent how the European traders see the people of Africa, as a commodity to be used and the door of darkness is Africa....   [tags: journey, symbol, morally, morality, immorality]

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