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Coming of Age in Ferris Beach

- Coming of Age in Ferris Beach Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach is set in the 1970's, which is a transitional period in American history. The book is a buildings roman of Katie Burn's coming of age. Her maturing is complicated by the transition that is occurring in the time period. At the time, the Civil Rights movement had just ended, and there is a movement towards a more modern society, which included the integration of races and equality among men and women. In the book, the movement is characterized as a transition from the 'Old South' to the 'New South.' Different characters symbolize each time period....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Kate and Merle in Ferris Beach

- Kate and Merle in Ferris Beach Kate's perspective and understanding of deceptive appearances is heightened by her encounter and ensuing relationship with Merle Hucks. Kate had gone to school with Merle and been his neighbor for many years, but never knew him as anything more than a bully and a Hucks. However, Kate finally meets Merle one day at Mrs. Poole's house and learns that all her judgments and fabricated perceptions of him were based on his appearance and on rumors, and they were way off target....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Thresholds in Ferris Beach

- Thresholds in Ferris Beach    Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach is an enchanting novel that depicts the intellectual and sociological development of Kate Burns. As Kate comes of age over the course of the story, she crosses numerous thresholds, each of which has a profound impact on her unique maturation. The thresholds mark the several stages of Kate's life and stimulate her understanding of the complex world around her. Kate learns that she lives in a world of random chances and opportunities, a world where there are no guarantees, but there are infinite possibilities....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Ferris Beach: Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols

- Ferris Beach:   Automobiles and Motorcycles as Symbols          During adolescence, one makes a transition from a child to a young adult. It is common for an adolescent to be confused and frustrated with new ideas regarding morals and beliefs. People, places, and experiences teach adolescents about life and how to handle different situations., and the environments of the individuals become instrumental for their development. In the novel Ferris Beach, Jill McCorkle provides an example of the learning process of an adolescent girl in the 1970's....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach - Search for Permanency

- Ferris Beach: Search for Permanency Jill McCorkle's novel, Ferris Beach, fits perfectly into the popular genre of the bildungsroman. Ferris Beach tells the story of Kate Burns and her struggle to find her identity in a rapidly changing world. Kate looks for permanency in the swiftly changing environment of the New South. Kate's search for permanency forces her to deal with many of the other vital questions in her life. The struggle to deal with change, a central theme in most bildungsromans, certainly plays a major role in Ferris Beach....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Exploration of Mortality, Sexuality, and Humanity in Ferris Beach

- Exploration of Mortality, Sexuality, and Humanity in Ferris Beach       Throughout the journey of life, each person experiences events, emotions, and consequences that cannot be explained. Situations do not always turn out for the best, and it is human nature to attempt to come to some type of understanding or answer as to why things are the way they are. In Ferris Beach, a bildingsroman, or the story of a girl's coming of age, Kate Burns grapples with questions of life and death as she seeks some sort of explanation for her problems....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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The Effects of Kate's Birthmark in Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach

- The Effects of Kate's Birthmark in Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach "'It's a birthmark', my mother said over and over. 'Lots of people have birthmarks'"(p.44). In Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach, Kate Burns has a birthmark. The presence of her birthmark causes Kate to be shy and self-conscious. It is her weak spot, affecting how she perceives both herself and others. Because of the focus Kate's birthmark draws to her face, she places great importance on appearance. Kate's stress on the way things look affects her relationships with everyone around her and especially the women in her life....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach: Loss of Innocence

- The most enduring and fragile aspects of one's childhood remains naive innocence. In Jill McCorckle's Ferris Beach, Katie Burns grows up during the course of the novel, loosing her innocence in the process. Hardships, tragedies, and losses dramatically change a person's perception of the world around them. Katie, like almost all children, sees the world through naive and inexperienced eyes as a child, and her perception of the world is filtered through her own imagination and ideas about life. As the child grows up, they face turning points in their life, points when an unmerciful reality strips them of their innocence....   [tags: McCorkle Ferris Beach Essays]

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Vacation In Myrtle Beach

- Last summer my friends and I packed up and took a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The excitement of the strip and the relaxation of the beach allured me to this particular vacation spot. If you are looking for an entertaining and relaxing way to spend the hot days of summer, Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer. Myrtle Beach stretches up the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina. The drive takes approximately six hours from East Tennessee State University. Our trip during the summer made for a great vacation, the temperature stayed between the 80’s and 90’s, perfect sun tanning weather....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris

- In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ]

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My Experience At The Beach

- ... On the other hand, if I was to add too much factual information into my ideas people would be led off and just become bored. They wouldn’t be able to establish a personal connection with the text. In my opinion a paper that is primarily based on factual information is just annoying. If I wanted to read facts on a specific place, I would look it up online or even look in a travel brochure. This resource (My Map) here gives the readers some personal insight into what these places are like for families with children or elderly couples who don’t want to be mixed in the wrong crowd....   [tags: The Reader, English-language films, Beach]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Dover Beach ' By Matthew Arnold

- ... Montag finds to what extent people are attached to their technology by asking his wife a question. "Millie. Does the White Clown love you. Does your `family ' love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?" (Bradbury 73). Because of her lack of response, Montag learned that she must feel some connection to her fake television characters while she feels no devotion towards Montag since she turns him in almost immediately for having books. When people in a society feel more love towards a fake person than a real person, that society has an unrelenting sadness....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Dover Beach]

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Essay on Dover Beach: An Analysis

- An Analysis of Dover Beach Dover Beach intrigued me as soon as I read the title. I have a great love of beaches, so I feel a connection with the speaker as he or she stands on the cliffs of Dover, looking out at the sea and reflecting on life. Arnold successfully captures the mystical beauty of the ocean as it echoes human existence and the struggles of life. The moods of the speaker throughout the poem change dramatically as do the moods of the sea. The irregular, unordered rhyme is representative of these inharmonious moods and struggles....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Mockery of Victorian Values in Hecht's Parody, Dover Beach

- Hecht's parody "Dover Bitch" is a mockery of Victorian values shown in "Dover Beach", as well as those of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach.". The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he writes " There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl......All over, etc., etc.". He take the soft calming words of Arnold and gives them a harsh New Jersey accent. His representation of an educated woman sets the reader up to think that the woman will not sit quietly and be told what to do by her husband....   [tags: Dover Beach]

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Essay on the Victorian View of Dover Beach

- The Victorian View of Dover Beach      As the narrator of Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" looks out his window, he sees a beautiful world of nature: the sea and the cliffs under the glow of the moon. Describing this scene to his lover, he invites her to "[c]ome to the window" so that she might see it too (6). However, it is not just a beautiful beach that the speaker wishes his lover to see. Rather, he wants her to see Dover Beach as an ironic image that is a representation of his whole world....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Perceptions in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Perceptions in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach Matthew Arnold’s “Dover beach” describe the way in which perceptions are mislead society. The use of metaphors, symbolisms, allusiveness, technical quantities, and imagery assist the speaker’s thought regards between what is seen and what is real. Dover beach was written during Victorian era. Which brought civilization based on industry, value and money. This is the time which people start questioning the existence of God. The speaker observed the plight of Victorian era....   [tags: Matthew Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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A Revolving Attraction: The Ferris Wheel

- A Revolving Attraction As urbanization arises, the demand for new technology also occurs. That demand was not only met to increase technology for necessities, but it also increased technology for pleasure. It was George W. G. Ferris who incited this innovation. Inspired by the attraction of the Eiffel Tower, George W. G. Ferris wanted to complete an attraction that would surpass the Eiffel Tower, and in doing so, he created the first ever “Ferris Wheel,” which took place in Chicago, at the World’s Columbian Exposition....   [tags: Chicago, Fair]

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Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach' Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach' employs the sounds of language in three ways, through onomatopoeia to aurally represent the actions occurring on the beach, a varying meter which mirrors the varying heights of the waves on the beach, and a rhyme scheme which searches for its identity. In each stanza of the poem when the sounds of language are chaotic, the visual descriptions in the poem are tranquil, but when the visual descriptions are chaotic, the sounds of language become tranquil....   [tags: Matthew Arnold Dover Beach Essays Poem]

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Harsh Perspectives of Youth in Garland’s The Beach

- Harsh Perspectives of Youth in Garland’s The Beach    As his narrator, Garland offers us Richard, a less than balanced individual, in possession of a tenuous grip upon reality. He is arrogant and reckless, often believing himself to have nothing left to learn ("Fucking New Guy. ... New to what?" p87) and convinced of his own immortality ("Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the evilest motherfucker in the valley" p87) The beach is supposed to represent the highest level of escape attainable, but can only be from the outset a disappointment, because it is already built up in his mind into something unobtainable; "It's silly really....   [tags: Garland The Beach Essays]

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Essay on Technical Qualities, Symbolism, and Imagery of Dover Beach

- Technical Qualities, Symbolism, and Imagery of "Dover Beach" In "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold creates a dramatic monologue of the Victorian Era that shows how perceptions can be misleading. Arnold conveys the theme of "Dover Beach" through three essential developments: the technical qualities of the poem itself, symbolism, and imagery. The theme of illusion versus reality in "Dover Beach" reflects the speaker's awareness of the incompatibility between what is perceived and what truly is real....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays]

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Labor Relations At Ferris State

- It was a pleasure to meet Steven B. Stratton, IPMA-CP, and Director of Labor Relations at Ferris State since August 2006. He has worked as a director level position since 1987, including: Genesee County Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations; City of Flint Director of Labor Relations; and Michigan AFSCME Council 25 Director of Arbitration and Special Projects. With many more accolades, it was very interesting to hear that he has been on the management and Collective-bargaining sides of business and education....   [tags: Collective bargaining, Trade union]

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Brighton Beach Memoirs Family’s Struggle

- Brighton Beach Memoirs          Family’s Struggle             Brighton Beach Memoirs is the story of one family's struggle to survive in the pre-World War II age of the "Great Depression". This was a time of great hardship where pain and suffering were eminent. In this play, Neil Simon gives us a painfully realistic view of life during the late 1930s.             The setting takes place in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, in the fall of 1937. It is a lower-income area inhabited by mostly Jews, Irish, and Germans....   [tags: Brighton Beach Memoirs Essays]

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Conflicting Imagery in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

- Conflicting Imagery in Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach           In the poem Dover Beach, the poet uses conflicting imagery to give meaning to the poem. The differences in the way that the poet sees the relationship between the beach and the sea and the way that most people would see it become more pronounced as the poem develops. He also uses the change in attitude from the first stanza to the last to emphasize his message.           The poem starts with  the normal image one would expect of a beach and a peaceful moonlit night, but quickly moves to an entirely different point of view....   [tags: Arnold Dover Beach Essays Poem Poetry Analysis]

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On The Beach

- Every thought of man originates from an emotion. Most of the times our actions are carried out from the heart rather than the mind. We respond to various situations on the basis of how we feel rather than what we think. However, we should not let our emotions take absolute control so that we make careless decisions or do something for which someone else has to suffer. In the novel, On the Beach, Nevil Shute creates an emotional impact on the reader by showing how man misuses his intelligence, how people react to the situation and the effect of the loss of a loved one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Huntington Beach as a Summer and Winter Beach

- Introduction Within this paper, the differences between a summer and winter beach will be explained thoroughly, and the sand samples taken from the back shore portion of Huntington Beach, located in South Carolina, will be used as proof of these differences. The sand samples taken at both summer and winter periods will be defined and analyzed in great detail, as will the beach area itself. Once having read this paper, the general background information on the type of sand collected, specifically about Huntington Beach, will be evident, as will the differences in the beach during winter and summer time....   [tags: coastal, subtropical, shorlines]

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Ferris Bueller: Possible or Not?

- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Possible or Not. Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron spend one amazing day ditching school, exploring the great city of Chicago and take time to visit many landmarks and take part in many exciting activities. The day depicted in the movie would be a great and exciting day for anyone, but is it possible for them to have done all of the things they did in one day. I believe it is reasonable to believe that Ferris and company may have been able to do all the things they did in the movie in one day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Day At The Beach

- ... (Sorry, papa I 'll just finish my breakfast and then I 'll get it for you.) She leaves to go and finish her breakfast. F: Jessica, can you get me some shorts please. I need to get out of bed and ihi, I am getting desperate. J: Unsa, Sir. (What, Sir?) F: Shorts please. J: Unsa, Sir. Jessica comes back with a shirt. F: No that 's a shirt, Jessica, I need some shorts to cover my lubot please. J: (Laughing) Unsa, Sir. F: Forget it. J: Ko adto lang ug paghuman sa paglaba sa mga sinina, Sir. (I 'll just go and finish washing the clothes, Sir.) She leaves to wash the clothes....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Camera]

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Living on the Beach

- Everyone has a place where they go to escape the pressures and the worries of their hectic lives. There’s always that one place that you can go to, to clear your head and soothe your problems away when you are stressed. For me that place is the beach, it is my ultimate cure for stress. When I’m there, all my worries and obligations are suddenly lifted and I feel calm and free. Thoughts of living at a beach house, for most of us, bring about images of clear blue skies and beautiful tropical blue beaches as we dream up fantasies of ultimate relaxation and well-being....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Life Is a Beach

- ... When Hurricane Sandy hit last October the boardwalk was destroyed. Now, after many anxious months of waiting and government issues it is restored. Before it was all wood that gave splinters and creaked every time someone took a step. Now it is a brand new plastic material called trex that continues to endure numerous joggers, dogs and baby carriages. It is a beige smooth surface that tickles the bottom of your foot every time you walk. 20 avenues make up Belmar’s boardwalk. The most popular of these is 16th Avenue due to its abundance of shops and restaurants across the way....   [tags: problem, pictures, sound, smell]

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Walk on the Beach

- Water has such a cleansing quality. If only it could have the same lasting effect of a Jackson Pollack's seemingly dismissive splash of white acrylic on top of a previously unencumbered canvas. Instead, its prowess is diminished by each resurfacing wave and by the scraps of the ocean's debris that it leaves behind. I stood along on the sandy, forlorn beach, as a rain squall was wiped out to sea by a cold, unfriendly nor'eastner. Perhaps reminiscent of my days as a second string soccer player---never could withstand the impact of the zebra stripped ball as it pummeled off my head, making me a ideal candidate for long spells of bench warming, while others got the fans and the hot cheer leade...   [tags: Personal Experience]

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the beach

- The beach 1. people - Richard: a british traveller, who comes to Bangkok and gets a map to a secret hidden beach. He has seen every movie about Vietnam, and he sometimes believes being there. He also is addicted to video games. - Daffy Duck: the man who gives Rich the map; he had been on the beach before and had left it for some reason. After his death, he often appears in Richs daydreams. He always speaks about Vietnam, and he knows everything before it happens. - Etienne and Françoise: a french couple that Rich meets in Bangkok....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The beach

- Review from Los Angeles Times Book Review, 02/02/1997: "[A]rresting though no masterpiece....Garland's message is complex and acute. The self-indulgence of a generation of young Westerners--seeking isolated and well-funded paradises and ignoring the miseries and needs around them--can itself breed monsters. There is more than one kind of Vietnam....The reader's suspense in this intelligently conceived and often effective novel, may consist more in wondering what the author will do than in what his characters will do." -- Richard Eder Review from Times Literary Supplement, 10/18/96: "This exceptional first novel by...Alex Garland creates a picture of an ideal society gone...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beach

- The Beach Brothers and sisters grow up arguing, screaming, and fighting from dusk until dawn. The arguments range from talking on the telephone, sharing the bathroom, to who gets dibs on the car. These confrontations appear to be the norm between siblings. In reality, when one comes face to face with losing a sister, all the arguing, screaming, and fighting seem of little importance. I realized this during a blistering hot July afternoon sojourn at the beach. The long drive felt like a never-ending adventure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beach

- The perfect seal of the horizon begins to break to reveal the gleaming crown of the sun: a new day has begun. Slowly ascending into the cold dark sky the sun glows vibrantly with delight, the intense colours fill the sky with warmth; pink grapefruits, zesty lemons, citrus oranges and cherry reds detailed in the sky, very much like a brightly coloured Persian rug. The sea so subtle sparkles preciously brushing up against the seashore. Looking at the crystal waters that stretch out far into the horizon getting darker and deeper but still very calm, the ripples are gentle....   [tags: poem, poetry]

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The Beach

- The Beach “The Beach” is a recent movie that has been released on videocassette. The movie starts off with a young man traveling around the world in pursuit for a perfect society. During his journey he visits Bangkok, Thailand where he meets a rather unstable and somewhat insane man. Throughout their conversation, the insane man kept referring to an island of paradise. On this island, there are beautiful waterfalls, crystal clear water, and enormous fields of marijuana. The exact environment the young man was searching for....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Beach

- "The Beach" "The Beach" has turned out to be a very controversial film, imposing positive and negative views. Harry, in "The Juice," gave the film an A1 rating with all optimistic remarks. Matt Wolf gave the film a very negative review, mocking every aspect of it. I am going to cover audience, tone, content, organization, and the overall effect. Audience- The audience that Harry tried to reach was a younger crowd that would appreciate the smaller keynotes of the film....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Teen Movies: Pretty in Pink and Ferris Buellers Day Off by John Hughes

- The Breakfast Club: Why Breakfast Was So Important to the ‘80s Almost everyone in America today has seen one of John Hughes’ iconic 1980’s teen movies. From Pretty in Pink, to Ferris Buellers Day Off, these iconic 80’s hits are still viewed as pop culture even two decades after their release. None of John Hughes movies has had as great an impact on society in America as The Breakfast Club. The 1980’s in America were filled with nuclear threats from the Cold War, President Reagan’s war on drugs and an increasing gap in wealth distribution....   [tags: breakfast club, vietnam war, freedom]

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Description Of A Beach Bum

- I was born in Boca Raton near the beach, moved to Jupiter and lived near the beach, then moved to Jacksonville Beach. I have always lived in Florida within proximity of the beach, 5 miles distance at most. My love for the beach and all sensations associated with it is so immense and only grows with time. Certainly I can classify myself as a beach bum – racing to the beach nearly every day with my skimboard, body board, and my heart full of excitement. I don’t know what you envision when you hear the word ‘beach,’ but I like to think I have a one-of-a-kind mindset when it comes to the subject....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Friendship, Foot]

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Hazards Of Huntington Beach : Hazards

- ... If the earthquake is big Covarubio 2 enough it could cause tsuanmi to happen where there would be big tidal waves crashing onto shore. People would have to move to higher ground if they had the time so they would not be swept away into the ocean. This would cause a traffic jamm and the flight effect would take into effect which in return would cause mass casualty....   [tags: Ocean, Water, Hazard, Weather]

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Susanna at the Beach by Herbert Gold

- Susanna at the Beach, by Herbert Gold, presents a tale of the virtues characters admire strictly contrasting with the vices for which characters are consumed. The characterization of the main character, Susanna, is portrayed as embodying seven “heavenly virtues” including chastity, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness, humility, and charity. While the other characters in the story personify the seven “deadly sins” including lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, and greed. Herbert Gold depicts a theme of virtues versus vices utilizing the literary device of characterization in Susanna at the Beach as supported by the character depiction from the biblical reference of Daniel and Susa...   [tags: Book Analysis, Vices, Virtues]

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The Impact Of Rock And Roll On The Beach

- ... He told me that he really wanted to have one and he was going to get one. I didn 't know how he could afford it, but miracles do happen. In this case I didn 't see the manifestation of it, but I saw the obsession entering my friend 's unconsciousness. He didn 't know before that day of the existence of a boom box, especially one of that size, it was the biggest I ever saw. Not knowing the existence of it, the need wasn 't there, it didn 't exist. Now that he saw it and he knew about it, he wanted one....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Cambodians in Long Beach, California

- Cambodians didn’t just appear in Long Beach, CA out of nowhere. Long before Long Beach, CA became the epicenter of a very large Cambodian population, Cambodians migrated from Cambodia, a country in Asia that sits next to Thailand and Vietnam. In the early 1960s Cambodians began arriving in various cities within California, Long Beach in particular witnessed mass numbers of Cambodians flooding into the area in Southern California. One year later, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), which was the very first assistance/aid organization set up for a foreign country (Impact of U.S Refugee Policies on U.S Foreign Policy/Carnegie Endowment for...   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees]

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Beach Replenishment Plans and Problems

- Beach Replenishment Plans and Problems Introduction Imagine sitting on the beach on a bright sunny day, ocean water dripping and gently being air-dried on one’s skin by the cool ocean breeze. It seems to be a feeling of paradise for many. Year after year, individuals from all parts of the east coast flood to the shore for at least one weekend every summer to rest, relax and create great memories with friends and family. However, nearly every year some form of natural disaster occurs and washes away a good amount of the beaches....   [tags: coastal communities, east cost]

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Tsunami Of A Tsunami At One Beach

- ... Actually, tsunami not only happened within the U.S., also at Chile, Japan, Netherland and some countries nearby the ocean. For now, the most recent huge tsunami happened in 2004 at Indian Ocean earthquake. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The shock had a moment magnitude of 9.1–9.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX. The undersea megathrust earthquake was caused when the Indian Plate was sub-ducted by the Burma Plate and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people in 14 countries, and inundating coas...   [tags: Earthquake, Tsunami, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake]

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On The Beach by Nevil Shute

- In Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, the story of the last days of the lives of the last humans on Earth is told. Victims of Global-Thermonuclear war, which they took no part in, they are aware of the massive radiation cloud drifting south towards Australia. The main focus of the novel is not the plot, but the characters, who they become and what they do in their last days. Two such characters are John Osborne, a scientist studying the effects of the radiation, and Mary Holmes, a Navy-wife and recent mother....   [tags: global-thermonuclear war, humans, earth]

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Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

- Written by Matthew Arnold around 1851 while one his honeymoon, Dover Beach is a dramatic monologue addressed to his wife, Frances Wightman, and “any woman listening to the observations of any man” (Cummings); during this time, the world had just come out of the Romantic era and was entering the era of the industrial revolution. New inventions in technology were changing the world and science such as biology and astronomy were challenging long held beliefs of the church and by the church. The church which was going through trials of its own with the Church of England splitting into the low, broad, and high churches (Unknown)....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

- The fundamental characteristic of magical realism is its duality, which enables the reader to experience both the character’s past and the present. In the novel, Monkey Beach, Eden Robinson uses this literary device to address the the trauma and mistreatment of the Haisla community in Canada by unveiling the intimate memories of the protagonist, Lisamarie, and the resulting consequences of this oppression. Monkey Beach illustrates how abuse in the past leads to another form of self-medication in the future - a neverending, vicious cycle for the members of the Haisla community....   [tags: magical realism characteristics, literary analysis]

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The Cost of Beach Erosion and Beach Replenishment

- Sand Dollars Abstract The beach is a main catalyst in attracting individuals to cities and towns along the United States’ shoreline. It is a very valuable natural resource that is diminishing gradually. I provide background information regarding the process of both beach erosion and beach replenishment. Then I analyze two cities that underwent beach nourishment, Miami Beach and Bradley Beach, by comparing the financial aspects of the projects for these Florida and New Jersey beaches. This includes amount of sand needed, area covered, cost of project, and methods of finance....   [tags: Environment Economics Beaches Agriculture Essays]

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The Juno Beach Invasion

- Indroduction Juno Beach is the code name for the one of the five sectors of the Normandy beaches that the Allies invaded, Operation Overlord, on 6 June 1944, otherwise known as D-Day, during the Second World War. Juno beach was located between Sword and Gold sectors; this beach is 7km long and located between the villages of Graye-sur-Mer and St-Aubin-sur-Mer, the center of the British sector of the Normandy invasion. The unit responsible for the Juno sector was 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and commandos of the Royal Marines from Great Britain, with support from Naval Force J, the Juno contingent of the Naval invasion forces....   [tags: World War II]

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Misquamicut State Beach Park

- My family has sold Italian grinders out of a small shoppe near the beach in Westerly, Rhode Island for the last fifty years. The Giardino Delicatessen is situated directly across from the popular Paddy's Wigwam Bar and Grill. From the deli I could see the entire three mile stretch of beach known as the Misquamicut State Beach Park. The white sand of misquamicut extends from Weekapaug to Watch Hill jetting between dark, porous rocks. I used to bag my roast beef and brie grinder and carry it with me as I headed down the uneven cobblestone streets to explore the historical beauty that exists in Westerly....   [tags: hurricane Sandy, community pride]

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Swimming on Chincoteague’s Beach

- It is 9 A.M and I am 32,000 feet above the ground on my way to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Chincoteague is by the Chesapeake Bay which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. I am exhausted from getting up at 5:30 so that we could be at the airport three hours early so that we could get through security. I have flown many times but after 9/11 it has been become more and more difficult to fly. My grandma is on my right reading her love novel and her friend Deloris is on my left falling in and out of sleep....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Past the Beach Roses

- Growing up on an Island is an adventure. The summers are full of swimming, boating, and lobster bakes. Floating the incoming tides on a found piece of driftwood in the warm afternoon sun. Summer residents, and tourists would arrive early in June; making our sleepy little Island explode with activity. The cove filled with people having picnics on the beach. A warm evening with a heavy full moon reflecting on the water watched over the occasional street dance. Lobster boats shared the waters around Casco Bay with assorted pleasure crafts....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Life's a Beach, and then...

- I turned off the car and took a deep breath. Looking slowly up into the pink sky, I began to watch the golden sun go to sleep. The beach seemed deserted, quiet, but peaceful. I opened my door and put my feet out on the soft sand. I started taking my shoes off, then my socks. I threw them in the passenger seat, and then shut the door. I looked out over horizon of the lake and started walking towards the still water. With each step I took, I could feel the warm sand crunch between my toes. Then suddenly, a sharp rock, but not sharp enough to break the skin....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Narrative]

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Description of The Beach

- The waves are crashing. The sun is setting. People are laughing and embracing under the sunset. I feel the sand squish slowly through my toes as I gaily walk down the shoreline of the Outer Banks. My all time favorite place to be is the beach. The weather at the beach is the most quarreling of all places in the world. One minute you are relaxing lazily on the sandy seashore reading a most invigorating book. I sit engrossed and allow the foamy mist from the rampant ocean spray your face lightly as though it was the touch of a feather....   [tags: Personal Narratives, Descriptive, Observation]

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Volleyball at the Beach

- Volleyball at the Beach Park Nestled between high-rises filled with lavish condominiums and quaint beachfront shops lies the center of teenage life on Saturday mornings, Laudermilk Beach Park. It is here that all of the problems of everyday life are forgotten for a few hours every Saturday, and teenagers are able to relax and do what teenagers do best, play volleyball. The day’s events begin around 10 o’clock a.m. when most adolescents make their way from their beds to their bathrooms. After showering and dressing in the customary cut-off T-shirt and swim trunks (most often shorts adorned with flowered designs), teens start their cars and head off to the Laudermilk Park, about a thirty-min...   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Dover Beach

- We humans are a crafty. Since the dawn of time immemorial, we have labored to make sense of an existence that, by and large, defies comprehension. There have been some successes; science, philosophy, love, and religion have all been forged and wielded in this struggle to offer the occasional light of truth. The problem is that they all deal in the definitive, but in a world without absolutes there might only be one human convention capable of truly answering the biggest questions of life: poetry....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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South Beach Diet

- History of South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet....   [tags: Health, Diet]

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Comparing Beach Vacation and City Vacation

- Where to go on vacation is a popular conundrum in many households every year. People enjoy going out of town to relieve stress and get away from work for a short time. The beach and the city are both great places to vacation. They are both open anytime of the year. It depends on what you want to accomplish where you should decide to go. I hope the next few paragraphs help you make that tough decision easier. The items you need to bring with you can differ between the beach and the city but it can also be the same....   [tags: compare and contrast]

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Patterns Of Dune Vegetation Of Flinders Beach

- ... Even though several types of dunes exist, the most common ones are formed by wind action, being denominated ‘’Aeolian Dunes’’. The dune system is in constant transformation, as a result of its movement according to the wind direction and the presence of vegetation (Elbelrhiti et al. 2005). The native vegetation plays an important role in dune formation and fixation, by reducing the wave erosion, wind erosion and also providing protection against storms (Miller 2010). These plants require adaptations to extreme environmental conditions, such as high salinity, sand movement and grain friction (Brunbjerg et al....   [tags: Dune, Sand, Wind, Moreton Bay]

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The Hunington, Seal and Hermosa Beach Piers

- Hunington, Seal, and Hermosa Beach Piers all serve as popular multicultural leisure settings. Having personally not visited a beach in years, let alone ever been on an actual pier, my visits were new learning experiences. Although I had no prior experience on piers to compare them to, my experiences were not as different as what I had expected beach-life to entail. Since I visited these pier on the long weekend provided by Veterans day, these sites were not short of their visitors. As one of the most ethnically diverse state in the country, visitors of all ethnicities were found enjoying leisure on these beaches and piers....   [tags: popular multiculural leisure settings]

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The Intertidal Rocky Shore of Caloundra Beach

- ... The 5 major zones of a rocky shore are the Supra-littoral zone, Upper littoral, the middle littoral zone, the lower littoral zone and the sub-littoral zone. Each zone contains its own distinctive indicator species which allow us to identify different regions with more accuracy. The indicator species which were found in our research were Nodular Periwinkle, Blue Grey Periwinkle, 6 plated Acorn Barnacle and Green/Brown algae. The rocky intertidal zone is among the most physically harsh environments on earth....   [tags: science and evironmental education]

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Stranded Ship on East Hampton Beach

- Stranded Ship on East Hampton Beach Thomas Moran is known for his oil paintings of the natural world. He captures nature at the moment in which he sees it; this may, in turn, be serene but also show the dramatic and violent natures of his momentary surroundings. In the compositions chosen he illustrates, as the title infers, a vessel caught in the turbulent, tumultuous sea. As he captured this image, he kept in mind the destructive nature of water also the constructive nature of water. Water has the ability to enable cultures to thrive and to barely survive....   [tags: Art]

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Review of The Au Pairs and The Beach Lane

- ... Unfortunately, the moment they get a reality check never came, but toward the end Eliza and Jacqui do make some strides toward becoming half decent people, though they still have a long way to go. I am quite looking forward to reading about them again and seeing more of their personal growth. And Mara too, though she's already pretty great, she still needs to learn no to always be such a pushover. 24 of 29 people found the following review helpful 2.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight "Au Pairs", October 9, 2004 This review is from The Au Pairs (Hardcover) Melissa de la Cruz has made a literary name for herself writing fluffy stuff about celebrities and the haunts of the idle rich....   [tags: kids, money, job, boy, girls]

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My Stay at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

- Disney world, Paris, Australia, Italy; all amazing places I’m sure, but I’ve never been. Although there is one place I have been to; it was none other than Blackpool Pleasure Beach. So you say to yourself, on one hand there is Blackpool and on the other there is Australia… now I know which one I’d rather go to. However, it all boils down to one thing: money. Good old money; that “green stuff” which makes the world go around. So with lack of that very thing, it had to be ‘sunny old Blackpool’: how exciting....   [tags: narrative, travel, descriptive]

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Comparison: Ode to a Nightingale & Dover Beach

- John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale,” and Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” were written at different times by very different men; yet their conclusions about the human condition are strikingly similar. A second generation Romantic, Keats’s language is lush and expressive, strongly focused on the poet as an individual; while Arnold, a Victorian in era and attitude, writes using simple language, and is focused on the world in a broader context. While Keats is a young man, struggling with the knowledge he is soon to die; Arnold is a man newly married, to all accounts healthy, and with a long life ahead....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Suffering]

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Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach

- One of the most significant cases in maritime law the last few years is the Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida. This case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and brought forth the issue of what is a vessel and what is not. Mr. Lozman owned a floating home which he brought to a marina owned by the city of Riviera beach. After being pursued by the city for not complying with paying docking fees, the city took a federal admiralty lawsuit against him. The City looked for compensation for their docking fee's and for damages for trespass....   [tags: maritime law, Florida, Supreme Court, docking fee]

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Christianity in Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

- The theme of spirituality takes place in many novels that we have read this semester. Natives has used spiritual guidance as a means of connecting with their past and honoring their ancestors. To Natives, spirits have always played an important role in their culture and everyday lives. When Natives were forced to convert to Christianity and over time have their beliefs sucked out of them, the spiritual connection was broken as generations passed. One novel that particularly spoke to me on this subject was Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson....   [tags: spirituality, god, culture]

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Analysis Of Dover Beach By Matthew Arnold

- Relationships can be a roller-coaster of emotions especially when time is changing as people know it and often times in those relationships the individuals handle the change in different ways resulting in relationships failing. Such is the case in “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold a poem that discusses a man’s fear of the changing world around him and how it could potentially affect his own personal relationship. However the poem is only told from one perspective leaving the audience to infer that the person he is talking to agrees with his ideas....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Matthew Arnold]

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The Big Surf From Venice Beach

- ... There must be probability of serious injury to the state.” The Big Surf group has not acted on any of their statements. They are still protesting peacefully while making statements to the media. The statement alone is not enough for the federal government to bring them to court. There would have to be some other action taking place in addition to the speech. Therefore, Whitney would not have been convicted had she fought with clear and present danger according to Brandeis and Holmes. In fact, a later case reversed the decision made in the Whitney v United States case....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Long Beach Unified School District

- ... All of the new leaders were former elementary school principals. Full day kindergarten was expanded at a number of schools. Learning walks were instituted for principals and educators to help department chairs learn to recognize good instruction and give better support to classroom teachers. There was a stronger focus on literacy at the middle school level and all elementary schools were mandated by the state to adopt the Open Court reading curriculum. Steinhauser wanted a standards based, data-driven approach to reforming the schools from the kindergarten to the 12th grade level....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Educational stages]

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The Beach Boys

- The Beach Boys The Beach Boys formed in 1961. The band members are; Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson who are all brothers, Al Jardine and Mike Love. All but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was ‘Surfin’ that was credited for starting the ‘surfing craze.’ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song ‘Surfin Safari’ hitting the U.S Top 40. 1963 ‘Surfin U.S.A’ reached #3 on the charts....   [tags: Art]

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Analysis of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City

- The World Fair of 1933 brought promise of new hope and pride for the representation of Chicago, America. As Daniel Burnham built and protected America’s image through the pristine face of the fair, underlying corruption and social pollution concealed themselves beneath Chicago’s newly artificial perfection. Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City meshes two vastly different stories within 19th century America and creates a symbolic narrative about the maturing of early Chicago. From first impression, Burnham found that Chicago had a murky factorial image lined with a “fantastic stink that lingered in the vicinity of Union Stock yards” (41)....   [tags: Chicago, Ferris Wheel]

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Comparing the Mountains and the Beach

- Comparing the Mountains and the Beach I do not like the beach very much personally. I can vacation anywhere I choose to, and I choose the mountains. I prefer the mountains to the beach because the mountains have better weather and are so much prettier than the beach, and because I feel more comfortable and at home in the mountains. The beach is hot. It is not just your average "Oh no, I'm sweating" kind of hot, but unbelievably, unbearably hot. The mountains, however, are temperate, cool, and comfortable....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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history of the port of long beach

- History of the Port of Long Beach The San Pedro Bay breakwater began construction in 1899. This was to facilitate the building of the Port of Los Angeles. It served well as a breakwater for both ports. In 1909 the Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Company purchased about 800 acres of marshes and mudflats at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. On June 24, 1911, in a grant from the State of California, the City of Long Beach was given the tideland areas in trust for the people of the state. The theory behind the tidelands was that although they were mostly shallow water, they could be dredged to make deep water....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Connection Between Ernest Hemingway and Sylvia Beach

- Ernest Hemingway (1899- 1961) and Sylvia Beach (1887-1962) both came to Paris from America with goals of reaching success. Although drastically different, each managed to achieve his or her goal on their own and with the support that the other gave, their goals became much easier to accomplish. Through the opportunities Beach provided, Hemingway transformed from an aspiring writer to a Nobel Prize winner in Literature. The influence of Sylvia Beach and her bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, provided to be the stepping-stone—through readily available novels to study and opportunities to meet other notable authors—Hemingway needed as a young, novice writer in Paris to flourish into the great...   [tags: Writers, America, London, Literature]

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The Climax in the Beach Scene in Jaws

- The Climax in the Beach Scene in Jaws The spectacular film “Jaws” was filmed in 1975 and directed by Steven Spielberg at the age of 27. The film was based on a book titled ‘A Stillness In The Water’ by Peter Benchely. The scene being analysed reflects the main plot in the book. It is set on a beach and involves a young boy, who is later attacked by a shark. The essay will analyse how the use of cinematic techniques such as lighting, colour, sound, camera shots, camera edits/movements and mise en scene help to prepare the audience for the climax in this particular scene....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Reading on the Beach

- “Reading on the Beach”, has now been running for 4 years, it takes place in the first two weeks of every August on Lowestoft’s South Beach. We’re setup just in front of the Lifeguards station, on the beach, in a circle of windbreaks. Inside this circle of Windbreaks, you would see a collection of all different sorts of people, people of all ages, backgrounds, and places. The readers are all varying in age; the youngest we had was 10. Pairs or small groups of readers then go out handing out invitations to families sitting on the beach, who have young children, up to the age of about 10....   [tags: narrative]

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Four Sources of Beach Material

- Four Sources of Beach Material Most beaches of composed of rock breakdown with varying proportions of biological material usually shell fragments. However if its an accumulation of material at the high tide mark the following may be included; 1) Canada-timber beach 2) USA-tin can beach A beach may be a store in a bay or a mobile stream along the coast. Four Sources of Beach Material; · 1) Material eroded from headlands dependant on the rock type....   [tags: Papers, informative]

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Dioxin and The Times Beach Evacuation

- Dioxin and The Times Beach Evacuation The Jingle Bells of 1982 did not bring in a merry Christmas for the residents of Times Beach, Missouri, a small town of some 1400 people. During the annual town Christmas dinner the residents finally received the news that they had hoped would never come. The residents of Times Beach were to be relocated and the town were to be bought out by the federal government. This was the first time such a thing was done since the founding of the nation. The buyout of Times Beach and some 50 other sites in Missouri by the government beginning in 1983 was prompted by the largest civilian exposure to dioxin in the United States....   [tags: Nature Place Essays]

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The Beach, Makeshift Docking, and Evenings at Comfort Island

- I remember the first time I explored the beach area. Up on the grass above the sand I found a pile of rotting wood. As I examined the mound more closely, I noticed several sections of boards had ribs attached. This appeared to be the skeleton of a boat. I asked Dad and he said, “I think that may be the remains of the original one-cylinder Comfort. Apparently there were at least two small launches with one-cylinder engines used by workers and the caretaker at the island. The function of these launches was primarily to run errands, or to get to work and then back to shore at the end of the day....   [tags: personal narrative]

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