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I Remember Being Four Years Old And Daydreaming About Getting Hit By A Car

- I remember being four years old and daydreaming about getting hit by a car. I would look at them in a hazy state as I waited to go into a restaurant or school and seemed to be drawn to the busy road. I thought about how it would look when I, little girl that I was, would wait out in the road and then how it would feel when it hit me head on, imagining most vividly the part where I would see my body going under the wheels of the car. These thoughts would scare me when I was not actively having them and I could not process with my young mind why I was envisioning throwing myself in front of moving vehicles....   [tags: Suicide, Parasuicide, Thought, Mind]

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The Hidden Treasure of Love: A Haunted House by Virgina Wolf

- The Hidden Treasure of Love         Death parted them when the life of his wife was taken from him suddenly. After her death, he left the house and sealed up all of the windows leaving the house empty. After both of them left this world, the dead couple reunited back in their old place of living. Now two ghosts wander through an occupied house that they lived in over a century ago in search of the hidden treasure. The ghosts search and search while the living couple listens and tries to figure out what they are looking for....   [tags: short stories, literature]

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The Christmas Spirit By Mary Ann And Uncle Joe 's House

- Aunt Mary Ann and Uncle Joe’s house has become a staple in traditions since any of us can remember. Every year we would open presents from Santa Clause and anticipate the twelve-minute drive to their house two towns over. Dad’s sister made dinner—every other sibling was in charge of side dishes and desert. Six siblings often came in handy when it came to the holidays. This year was different. The Christmas spirit was in full bloom as we anticipated it this year. I was eight—still young enough to believe in Santa, but acted twice my act to hangout with all of our older and cooler cousins....   [tags: Christmas, Family, Mother, Parent]

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A Teacher 's Perspective On Development And Learning Theories

- Teachers have a lot of ways that students can learn in the classroom setting. In order to see how learning takes place, a teacher needs to know about the different type of learners and about children developing their own metacognition. For the purpose of this interview the teacher I interviewed is named “Mrs. Jones”. The teachers name is not really Mrs. Jones but I have changed her name to respect her privacy. Mrs. Jones is a kindergarten teacher. She works as a teacher at a school called Pleviak in Lake Villa Illinois....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Cognition]

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Did Esther Trap Herself in "The Bell Jar"?

- The Bell Jar is an autobiography of a female sophomore. The girl-Esther, who is 19 years old, came from suburban area of Boston. As she had talent writing skills, she was invited to New York to serve as guest editor in a national fashion magazine office. In her one-month stay in New York, on one hand, Esther was cautious and conscientious to learn from an able and efficient female editor-Jay Cee, and she dreamt to follow Jay Cee’s successful step. On the other hand, she met various men and women in her colorful social life....   [tags: bell jar, ]

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Gothic Elements in The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Oscar Wilde`s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is written primarily out of the aesthetic movement of the Nineteenth Century. Therefore, the text contains a profuse amount of imagery which reflects the concepts of beauty and sensory experiences. By taking the aesthetic approach, Wilde was able to revive the gothic style through grotesque imagery of the portrait and the character whose soul it represents. Wilde is not using gothic elements to shock his audiences; rather he uses the gothic to capture the hideousness of Gray`s corruptness which leaks out of the painting and into the tone of the entire text....   [tags: oscar wilde]

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Conflict in The Masque of the Red Death

- Conflicts affect the mood of the main characters in a story, by expressing the insecurities, Death,” a couple of conflicts are exposed throughout the piece. In the story “The Masque of the Red,” a couple of conflicts are expressed throughout this piece. The conflicts man versus fate and man versus himself are the conflicts that are displayed several times within this story. From major conflicts to minor conflicts, this story clarifies the problems that Prince Prospero faces within himself....   [tags: The Masque of the Red Death]

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"A Way of Life" Movie by Amma Assante

- “A Way of Life”, set in Wales, depicts a harsh environment where the occupants struggle to find ways to get by. This includes single-mother, Leigh-Anne. While presented as a victim of her current situation, she clearly lives in constant fear. This repressed fear feeds into the aggression Leigh-Anne, Robbie, Gavin, and Stephen act on with Hassan. My argument will focus on the several forms of social abjection that occur in “A Way of Life” whether to Leigh-Anne, her group, and Hassan (as a representative of racial/ethnic minorities)....   [tags: social abjection, welfare queen, racial tension]

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Analysis Of ' The Things They Carried '

- Facing Reality Detachment from reality is what the main characters in both Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” express. “The Things They Carried” is the collection of interrelated short stories of Lieutenant Cross and his experiences throughout the Vietnam War. “The Masque of the Red Death” is the story of a prince who fears the “Red Death” who hides himself, along with some townspeople, to escape from the terrible disease. Each character, despite having two very different roles in their lives, have to face reality....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death]

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Instructional Effectiveness Evaluation : Horn Lake Intermediate School

- Instructional Effectiveness Evaluation Methods Horn Lake Intermediate School is comprised of over one thousand students in grades three through five. Information was gathered from the school site to evaluate the effective instructional practices at Horn Intermediated School. I started the morning off greeting my principal. She entered her office and turned the computer on to check emails. She played several voice mails and called a couple of parents back concerning students’ academic grades. At seven-thirty, the intercom came on for the pledge of allegiance....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Post-it note, 3M]

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My Literacy Journey Commenced At A Young Age

- My literacy journey commenced at a young age. My story begins with the typical bed time stories and slowly progresses into complex novels. Some points in my literacy journey have made me admire the written word but other times literacy frustrated me. These ups and downs within my story have made me the person I am today. My parents noticed that my reading was not up to par with other children in kindergarten and I was diagnosed with mild dyslexia at the age of five. My parents provided me a reading mentor named Mrs....   [tags: Reading, Dyslexia, Reading, Writing]

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Buying or Adopting a Puppy: Which One?

- ... Making sure a puppy will fit into the lifestyle you have is very important. Do you have enough time for a puppy. Are you a first time pet owner. Do you have patience for all of the messes you are going to be dealing with. Do you have small children. Before getting a puppy, these are the questions you might want to ask yourself. Puppies require a lot of work and training. Somebody with a full time job will definitely not have the time for these little rambunctious creatures. A puppy is similar to having a baby; both have specific needs....   [tags: cost, process, dogs, pet store, breeder]

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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata: A Story of Passion

- Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes The Passion of the Moon Das Leidenschaft auf dem Mondes (The Passion of the Moon) The piano sits peacefully near the corner, its rich mahogany wood reflecting the bright moonlight streaming in from the rooms only open window. The rest of the chamber lies shrouded in shadows, hiding the plush carpet, embellished furniture, and the expensive artwork hanging on the wall. Somewhere out the window an owl hoots her wisdom into the night. The door slowly creaks open and a tall, dark figure slips into the room....   [tags: Classical music, history]

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Low Cost Storage for a Metalwork Shop

- Low-Cost storage Having the right tool for the right job is very important, but being able to find that tool when you need it is important too. An organized shop will help you find your tools; also it will save you valuable time and money. The specifics of how a shop is organized are preferential, but there are many constants there are many commercially available storage items. Most of them are very good for their intended purpose, but they are not perfect. A combination of store-bought, homebuilt and repurposed storage containers will allow for a customized effective system....   [tags: business strategy, planning]

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Modernism Brought Much Change into the World

- ... ​During this movement there were European modern poets and English language modern poets. An influencing English language poet during the time of modernism that caught my attentions was the various works of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was recognized as a very important poet during his time, a time known as the “Harlem Renaissance”. This was a time were a lot of black poets were emerging. Hughes believed that everyone under the same race could live together, which became a downfall during this time....   [tags: character, industrial revolution, poety]

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The Negro Artist And The Racial Mountain

- Throughout the course of Black American Writers in Paris, we have read the literature of numerous authors who were influential not only to the Harlem Renaissance but also to the coming generations. Being that the Harlem Renaissance served as an awakening in the black community which allowed black people to celebrate their blackness and their personal individuality. There were many breakout stars during the Harlem Renaissance ranging from Countee Cullen to Josephine Baker to W.E.B. DuBois and so on....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Edgar Allan Poe : An American Writer

- Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, best known for his poems and short stories. His exceptional writing was influenced by his own experiences of darkness and mystery in the course of his life. He wrote many poems and short stories, which majority of them were misunderstood in the American literature. Edgar Poe was born in January 19, 1809 to his mother Eliza and David Poe Jr. His father abandoned Poe when he was only one-year-old. Poe’s mother struggle as a single mom actress, to raise three children on her own....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe]

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World War II : The United States

- Introduction World War II, also recognized as the Second World War, and also, that was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 towards 1945, although connected conflicts start earlier. It engaged the vast common of the world 's nations—counting all of the great powers—finally forming two opposing armed alliances: the Allies as well as the Axis. It was the generally widespread war in the record and directly engaged more than 100 million citizens from over 30 nations. In a state of "total conflict", the chief participants threw their complete economic, industrial, as well as technical capabilities behind the battle effort, erasing the dissimilarity between civilian as well as military resource...   [tags: World War II, United States, Soviet Union]

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Selling Your Home for Maximum Profit

- If you would like to sell your home or property, but are tired of the high commission fees and rates, online estate agents may be the best choice. Online estate agents are now taking advantage of the fact that ninety percent of real estate searches begin online. They often charge significantly less fees than traditional real estate agents and garner the same results. Online estate agents should be NAEA qualified, and have experience in the field of real estate in order to be assured of the best possible outcome....   [tags: Online Estate Agents]

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Character Consciousness Anne Enright's Yesterday's Weather”

- The protagonist Hazel in ‘Yesterday’s Weather’ carries the insights of her slightly unhappy marriage and her motherhood. The story illustrates the occurrence of family gathering and how Hazel was affected by this particular trip. In this piece of the story, the readers will pick up on Hazel’s using the third person narration. “Third person limited point of view offers the thoughts and motivations of only one character” (Wilson, M & Clark, R. (n.d.)). That is to say, third person’s usage in the story is only able to give the set of emotion and actions....   [tags: Unhappy Marriage, Adulthood, Literary Analysis]

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Cooking At Home And Eating Out

- There are some kinds of people who love life and enjoy the lifestyle. Even though it is so hard but they still insist to cook at home. Decently I figure out the difference between dinning at home and eating out. Eating out are kind of lazy personality, poor nutrition and noise. Cooking at home is healthier, more comfortable and more organized than eating out. Cooking at home needs a significant plan. As a good planner, it is necessary to think earlier for preparing the food. It is necessary to make a list before going to grocery shopping....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Restaurant]

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The Sustainability Goals For My Farm

- The sustainability goals for my farm will involve creating a diverse agricultural system that uses the natural elements of the environment to produce high quality organic produce. It will be important for me to educate the locals on how to be sustainable as well, due to the ongoing negative impacts to the Earth. In addition, I will produce a sufficient amount of organic crops that I can sell to the local people of New Hampshire and Vermont. Practicing good habits that will not negatively impact the future of the surrounding environment will be important for my farm....   [tags: Agriculture, Organic farming, Organic food]

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Buddhism And The Vietnamese Buddhist Association

- Buddhism is one of the most popular religion in Vietnam, besides Catholic. Growing up in a Catholic family with a long history of the religion, I only focus on my religion. It is thus, I barely know about other religions, nor encourage to learn about them. However, I heard many stories and myths of other religions through friends and news. Apart from that, I learned quite a bit about Buddhism through many popular Chinese shows that aired in Vietnam. For example, it is very common for Buddhism to say: “Namo-adida-phat”, that I saw the monks said that on every single scene they showed up....   [tags: Buddhism, Religion, Vietnam, Gautama Buddha]

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The Song of the Lark

- The French 1884 oil on canvas painting The Song of the Lark by Jules-Adolphe Breton draws grasps a viewer’s attention. It draws an observer in by its intense but subtle subject matter and by the luminous sun in the background. Without the incandescent sun and the thoughtful look of the young woman, it would just be a bland earth-toned farm landscape. However, Breton understood what to add to his painting in order to give it drama that would instantly grab an onlooker’s interest. The focus of the painting is a young woman, most likely in her late teens or early twenties....   [tags: Formal Analysis, Art]

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Secrets of Walt Disney World

- “Magic flows out of the tricks you don’t see. It is the magician’s way of weaving what is right in front of your eyes with something subtle, something hidden. It is a blending of your expectations of what should happen with a delightful surprise of something far more creative.” (The Hidden Magic of Disney p.5) Is Walt Disney World really what it seems. Cinderella’s castle that glistens in the background, Main Street U.S.A that rolls out the red carpet for the visitors that wander in every day, and Mickey Mouse, who is front and center for all of Disney....   [tags: magic flows, expectations, childhood]

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Are Scented Candles Killing You?

- Are Scented Candles Killing You. Some believe that scented candles are helpful in covering smells and also with aromatherapy. Others believe scented candles, air fresheners, and some oils are very harmful to the body and could be killing you. So, what are scented candles really doing to your body. The sense of smell is one of our strongest senses. Melissa Breyer states, “What’s clear is that we thrive on good smells; and it seems to me like we have been subtly strong-armed into thinking that synthetic “fresh” smells are better than the natural smells of living” (Breyer)....   [tags: toxins, allergy, chemicals]

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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

- As a young girl with the name of Eliza gazes out beyond the boundaries of her beautiful flower garden, she spots a magnificently dressed woman. The woman, draped in fine jewelry and a lavish evening gown was very beautiful and incredibly well off. The young girl Eliza thought to herself about what made her so different from the woman, and why she could not ever aspire to be as prosperous as this duchess. The reasoning for this difference in power is not one of personal or physical attributes, but rather one that deals completely with the time period of this age....   [tags: literary analysis, social classes]

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The Collapse Of Ming Dynasty

- The collapse of Ming Dynasty in 1644 marked the beginning of the last imperial dynasty of China - Qing. Qianlong, the son of Yongzheng Emperor and the grandson of the Kangxi emperor, was one of the most successful rulers not only under Qing, but also in entire history of China. Under his ruling, China was once the largest and richest country in the world. Qianlong’s success extended well beyond economics and politics. Through commissioning, acquiring (including confiscating), and receiving tributes, Qianlong expanded the Chinese imperial collection to an unprecedented scale....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, Manchu, Kangxi Emperor]

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Silence : A Year Ago

- A Year Ago Sitting in the high seat of my 1992 teal Astro Van, coined as “Beb” for her license plate of 242-BEB, I turn the ignition on and defrost the windows. Its chilly out. The week of halloween. Ground frosty, leaves crunchy, the season resembles itself a year ago. A year has passed since I gained Beb, but lost an even more important possession. A Grandfather. I shiver at the memories, but soon the heater warms up, the windows defog, and I shift into drive. I have 30 minutes to go. Me and the fake plastic rose bouquet that lies in the passenger seat....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Rosary, Coffee]

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Why For Selling Vacant Homes

- Why Not Living in Your Home Makes it Easier to Sell Were you aware that it 's ten times easier to sell your home when you 're not currently living in it. If not, then this article is for you. The majority of the homes for sale on the market are vacant for a reason, because owner occupied homes generally are not "motivated sellers". Therefore, it 's best to keep your home vacant while you are conducting the showings, or at least make it appear that you have already moved out. Overall, having your home on the market for sale while a tenant, or you yourself, is living in it, makes the situation an undesirable one for all of the buyers who come into the home to see it, and here is why....   [tags: Real estate, Sales, Home, 2007 singles]

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Hucklebery Finn Literary Figures

- The Adventures of Huck Finn CHARACTER: Character Name Description Quote Huckleberry Finn A young outcast boy who is always forced to survive on his own due to lack of authority. He is quick-witted and able to make intelligent decisions, but is often influenced by his friend Tom. Jim A black slave that belonged to Miss Watson but escaped after she threatened to sell him. Huck and him went off together on the river looking for the free states. The king & the duke Fugitives that joined up with Huck and Jim on the raft....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of the Negro Bank in Invisible Man

-      The early Americana coin bank which the narrator of Invisible Man discovers one morning in his room at Mary's house is a reflection of the narrator's state throughout much of the novel. The offensively exaggerated Negro figure provokes an instant hatred in the narrator due to the tolerance it suggests. However, the narrator becomes personally offended by the object because of the similarities it holds to himself. While smashing the pipes with the bank, he yells out to his neighbors who are banging on the pipes, "'Get rid of your cottonpatch ways....   [tags: Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man]

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The Homeless Man

- Otis sat at his tattered corner booth, the pale pink and teal upholstery ripped and worn by all those who had rested there before him. His charcoal-grey hair was oily and unkept as if he hadn’t known the pleasure of a shower or a comb since his early days in the war. His once green army jacket, faded to a light grey, covered the untucked, torn, and sweat-stained Goodwill T-shirt under it. He wore an old pair of denim blue jeans that were shredded in the knees and rested three inches above his boney ankles; exposing the charity he depended upon....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Compare Aeneas and Odysseus as Heroic Figures

- Odysseus and Aeneas are very alike in some ways and very different. They are both epic heroes except that one is Greek and the other is a Trojan. Odysseus is from the Greek tale The Oddessy, which was written by the famous Greek poet Homer. His quest is to find his way back home after a long journey. Aeneas is from the roman tale The Aenied, written by Virgil a famous Roman poet. Aeneas’s mission is to find a new home for him and his family. Both these characters had many similarities and differences in their ways of fighting....   [tags: The Aenied, The Oddessy]

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A Doll’s House

- As a child progresses through the various stages of life, he or she may crawl across the knots of knitted carpet, gallop around the plastic structures of a schoolyard and weave amongst a mass of people, each one traveling a different route to arrive at destinations poles apart, but unless a sense of worth, instilled by a parent’s assurance, overflows from the mouth of this developing being, the journey to find oneself amid the throng of individuals will prove an arduous and extensive one—possibly spanning one’s lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kate Chopin]

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The Frozen Hope

- ... We went into the meeting room. It had eight chairs and a long silver table. "So, my lord, will you join us?" He asked, closing the door behind us. I sat down in one of the chairs and said, "Why would I join you?" Tenko ran his fingers across the table. "Because I am on the winning side," he said with a smile. "I will not join you or anyone. My people will not be part of this war!" I shouted, I surprised myself at how loud my voice was. The General laughed and said in a cold voice, "If you do not join anyone, the war will be brought to your planet," I gulped, I couldn't hide how nervous I was....   [tags: narrative, edih, kalag]

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Poe's The Masque (Mask) of the Red Death as Fantastic Genre

- The Mask of the Red Death as Fantastic Genre       American author Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) wrote many poems and short stories back in the 1800s. Poe is said by some to have virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. These works include "The Raven," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Fall of Usher House," and "The Mask of the Red Death" (April 30, 1842). In the fantasy short story Poe uses certain magical elements that are not accepted by the reader as being real....   [tags: Mask Masque Red Death Essays]

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Vic Wilcox in David Lodge's Novel "Nice Work"

- Vic Wilcox in David Lodge's Novel "Nice Work" In the opening chapter of "Nice Work" we are introduced to Vic Wilcox, Managing Director of "J. Pringle & Sons Casting and General Engineering". He lives in an upmarket house on the outskirts of Rummage with his wife Marjorie and his three children. Raymond, Sandra and Gary. Vic is man who is quintessentially British. So much so that he refuses to buy goods made out of the country, the reason for his annoyance at Marjorie wanting a microwave (96% manufactured in the East) and for buying a Japanese clock radio....   [tags: Nice Work David Lodge Essays]

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Partytime Equals a Lifetime - Original Writing

- Partytime Equals a Lifetime - Original Writing Tears roll down my cheeks as I lay staring at my bedroom ceiling. Memories of the previous week, still haunting me. The distorted image of his face appearing everytime I close my eyes, the smell of his breath still tickles my nose, the thumping of the base still bangs in my head as I can feel the weight of his body pressing against me. Even the hairs on my arms stand to attention as I remember my 17th birthday party. The alcohol concoction that my best friend Kelly handed to me from my dad's overtowering cupboard; burnt my throat as I swallowed....   [tags: Papers]

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Discuss Fitzgerald’s use of symbols within The Great Gatsby.

- Discuss Fitzgerald’s use of symbols within The Great Gatsby. Throughout his novel ‘The Great Gatsby’, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism. Symbols are objects, characters, figures or colours used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. The first symbol we see appears at the end of Chapter one. It is a green light, situated at the end of Daisy Buchanan’s East Egg dock and is only just visible from Gatsby’s expansive West Egg back garden. In Chapter one Nick (the narrator) describes his mysterious neighbour stretching “out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way’, this is Gatsby reaching desperately out to the green light, which represents his hopes and dreams for the future (which inc...   [tags: English Literature]

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How Bronte Uses Setting to Reflect the Experiences of Her Characters

- Explore how Bronte uses setting to reflect the experiences of her characters. Bronte describes every setting in "Jane Eyre" in a vast amount of detail, using a number of different language techniques, so as to portray the experiences of her characters, almost subconsciously, to the reader. As well as this, she conveys the moods of her characters using methods such as pathetic fallacy and symbolism, in order to express their emotions indirectly. Furthermore, Bronte uses all of these methods, in addition to a number of scenes containing juxtaposition, as well as the overall structure of her writing style, consistently throughout the book, following Jane through her life....   [tags: English Literature]

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Society of the 60’s portrayed in Catch Me If You Can

- Society is everything we see around us - the atmosphere we live in and the place we call home, the average people and their beliefs and what is accepted and what is not. It is in other terms, the world around us. In the film, society is represented as a gullible, and stereotypical place, as people tend to generally go with what they see, and believe everything they see. In some cases, the film is a true reflection of society in the 1960’s. However there is a vast difference between its setting and society today, hence it is arguable that it is not true reflection of today’s world and society At the beginning of the film the setting is quickly portrayed....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review]

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Chapter 25 of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

- Chapter 25 of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck In the twenty-fifth chapter of his novel The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck presents the reader with a series of vivid images, accompanied by a series of powerful indictments. Steinbeck effectively uses both the potent imagery and clear statements of what he perceives as fact to convey his message. This short chapter offers a succinct portrayal of one of the major themes of the larger work. Namely, the potential bounty of nature corrupted and left to rot by a profit-driven system, a system that ultimately fails....   [tags: Grapes Wrath John Steinbeck Papers]

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The Role of Cleopatra's Children in Defining Her Character

- The Role of Cleopatra's Children in Defining Her Character Abstract There are few roles that Cleopatra has not been made to fulfill. She is queen, goddess, lover, whore, wife, witch. Yet it is her role as mother that most defines how she is to be perceived, and which of these other roles she will take on in a given work of literature. Cleopatra's children, or the absence of them, play a definitive role in characterizing Cleopatra. When Cleopatra is childless, she acts like a child herself, either petty and selfish or so deeply in love that she ignores all else....   [tags: Egypt History Queen Essays]

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Reports of God's Death Are a Bit Premature

- The Reports of God's Death Are a Bit Premature        Arguing the death of God is a debate that will last until eternity. Regardless of exploration or religious zeal there are far too many human viewpoints leaning towards the idea of and the strong need for faith. Believing in God for some is as natural as walking upright and it would seem that through such unquestionable faith God would somehow still be alive. But perhaps He is only surviving with the help of life support.   For example, it would be difficult to tell a passionate Fundamentalist Christian that God was not alive in his or her heart....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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Use of Patriarchy and Religion to Oppress Women

- Evil, sinful, lover of Satan are just a few adjectives used to describe women throughout history. Nevertheless, women were not always portrayed as so. Women once held a strong and dominated figure within the society. In the ancient Egyptian society, women were equal to men in status and prestige. Within the XVIIIth Dynasty, women such as Nephertiti and Hatchipsoot reign the country "In that period, Pharaonic women labored in textile and carpet manufactory, traded in markets and shared in hunting side by side with her husband (El Saadawi....   [tags: Islamic Women and Religious Oppression]

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Lost in the Sky at Grandpa's Cabin

- Lost in the Sky at Grandpa's Cabin My grandfather carries on entire conversations while he salts his food. He salts indiscriminately: His corn, his pasta, his fish, even his fruit. He never samples his food before reaching for the shaker: He knows it has yet to be salted to his liking. The one thing my grandfather doesn't salt is his beer. If there's one taste my grandfather likes more than salt, it's the wheaty, fizzy flavor of Labatt's Blue. It comes in cans at fifty cents a pop. There is a full-sized refrigerator rigged up in the basement of my grandparents' summer cottage to accommodate my grandfather's beer....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

- William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew In the beginning of “The Taming of the Shrew”, some say Shakespeare portrays Katherina as a very shrewish figure. Others may argue that she is not shrewish but just a very strong willed person. At the end of the play some people say she is transformed into a very kind and gentle person, while again others will argue that she is not “tamed” but just putting on an act to “show up” her younger sister Bianca, whom has always been more beautiful and charming....   [tags: Shakespeare Taming Shrew Essays]

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The Story of Chris Smith the Vampire

- The Story of Chris Smith the Vampire It was a perfectly normal cold, wet winter's day as Chris a polite and co-operative businessman drove his car home from a hard day at work. Chris was seen as a likeable guy, not married, but still a nice guy. Chris was relieved at the sight of his house, he just wanted to get home and watch Television. He parked his new Lotus Elise in his garage and slowly walked in with a satisfied grin on his face....   [tags: Papers]

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- When reading the literature of Langston Hughes, I cant help but feeling energetically charged and inspired. Equality, freedom, empowerment, renaissance, justice and perseverance, are just a taste of the subject matter Hughes offers. He amplifies his voice and beliefs through his works which are firmly rooted in race pride and race feeling. Hughes committed himself both to writing and to writing mainly about African Americans. His early love for the “wonderful world of books” was sparked by loneliness and parental neglect....   [tags: Poet Langston Hughes Poetry Analysis]

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Criminal Psycho - Original Essay

- Criminal Psycho - Original Essay Michelle was lying motionless in the blood soaked satin sheets. A murky figure eerily crept around the house gathering items to incriminate Tom. The night was encroaching and the clock ticked in the spiritless house. Tom opened the bedroom door and let out a blood curdling scream. Frozen to the spot he shook violently until he managed to gain his composure again. After the initial shock he raced to his beloved Michelle and cradled her in his arms....   [tags: Papers]

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Was Marie Antoinette a Cause of the French Revolution or Just a Victim?

- ... In the year of 1774, Marie Antoinette married to Louis Auguste and became a Dauphine of France. In 1775, Louis XV died, and gave his throne to Louis Auguste, so he became Louis XVI. Although French citizens like her personality and beauty a lot, but Austria and France were enemies during that time. Even though she was going to become a queen in a palace, but she doesn't like her life, because her husband ignored her and they didn't have children for some years, so they lived separately. Since she had no child to take care, she had to find some entertainments for herself....   [tags: notorious French historic figures]

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- Funeral - Personal Narrative I gaze around. I see one family, brought together, to mourn for one of our own. Countless numbers of dark figures stand on parade, speaking in unison to pay our respects to one whom we adore. The sadness corrupts my inner soul and my heart bleeds a river inside. Nothing could change the wretchedness I feel. We leave, what seems to me, not a holy church, but more of a devil's palace. But the worst is yet to come. Still shedding tears I climb into the hearse, my eyes fixed upon the noble man in the back, in the vain hope that there would be life in him once again....   [tags: Papers]

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The Art of Letter Writing

- Phyllis Theroux once described the art of writing and sending letters as, “… a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” However handwritten letters, which have long been on the endangered species lists, can now be considered effectively extinct. The current generation has become so swept up in the influx of technology that we have all but lost the art of letter writing. It can be argued that if society does not take the steps to revive this art, it will be nullifying a very important skill that benefits present and future generations....   [tags: Notable Historical Figures]

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Events of The Patriarchs Lives

- In the events of the patriarchs' lives by which the foundations of the nation Israel were laid, begins with the life and Faith of Abram’s obedience to the covenant of God, before his name was changed to Abraham. Moses still being the great Patriarch of the scriptures explains the existence of how the founding fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, began as these great leaders, he starts by telling their life story, which began with the day Abram was born and received the call of God. (Genesis 12-50) Abram was born in 2166 B.C....   [tags: Biblical Figures, Story, God]

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- Historically, leadership has evolved from leader to people centered; this leap has paved the way for emerging, organic leadership. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (later Mahatma Ghandi) was one of the few leaders at the time who exercised his power with the people, not over the people and others lead by his example (Ghandi, 1927). Through his leadership of the Indian National Congress he led India to independence and inspired like movements of freedom universally (Ghandi, 1927). His practice of nonviolence, noncooperation, pacifism and protests greatly influenced outstanding leaders of the time such as Martin Luther King Jnr....   [tags: notorious figures in India's independence]

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Some Cannot Forget

- The Vietnam War Purpose: To illustrate my view on the Vietnam War. Audience: Anyone with an interest in the Vietnam War. Some Can't Forget I awaken and bolt upright in bed, my heart racing and sweat beginning to bead on my forehead. My chest heaving with ragged breaths, I try to figure out what startled me out of sleep. Then I hear it: The terrified scream of my father piercing through the eerie silence. My heart skips a beat and I shuffle my feet under the covers, letting them fall off the bed and land on the carpet....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Caretaker by Pinter

- The Caretaker by Pinter: A Play Can Be Confrontational, Challenging and Disturbing to the Values and Assumptions of An Audience. Discuss With close Reference The Caretaker, written by the British playwright Harold Pinter in the late 1950's and early 1960's disrupts the audiences perceptions of existence and their understandings of it. The play deconstructs perceived notions and conceptions of reality, and disturbs the audiences perception of their own identity and place within a world which is primarily concerned with the search and need for identity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- “Kitty, are you OK?" Camy asked me Yes, Camy. I was just looking at the garden in the closed gate near us— Peach Pond. I love the exotic plants and wild animals—of course they do not bite…they are such a sight. You should go and look at them Camy…would you like to come with me. “Oh, there you are.—Kat, you cannot go near Peach Pond again, is that understood?” her voice was hoarse; her face was a pale, portraying a petrified Camy. Yes, but why not Camy. Is it wrong to look at the fruits…will something appalling happen if I do....   [tags: personal narrative]

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General George S. Patton

- ... At Ft. Sheridan Patton gained a reputation to be a hard-driving leader, a reputation that his superiors liked (General George). At the end of 1911, Patton was sent to Ft. Myer, VA, where he befriended Henry Stimson, who was the Secretary of War, and then Patton became his aide (General George). In 1912, Patton was twenty-six years old, and he represented the United States at the Stockholm Olympics in the first Modern Pentathlon (The Official, Bio). In the shooting portion, Patton got deducted points because they said he missed the target (The Official, Bio)....   [tags: notorious figures of WWII]

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Athletes: Playing for Pay

- ... It is crazy to think that someone could be so selfish to old out of their contract because they need more than seven million dollars to eat. The average physician makes roughly $191,000 a year, which is a tenth of what a professional athlete makes for playing a game ("Physician: Salary"). A doctor also has to go to college for four years, then turn around and go to medical school and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars, whereas to go to the NBA a player only needs one year of college experience....   [tags: sports industry, astornomical figures]

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- Dave Dave was howling like ‘An American Werewolf In London’. Although 35 years old and having just left the army, Dave was receiving his first tattoo. It was a half-peeled, silver-skinned, rip banana on his left ankle. He did not particularly want a banana on his ankle as his friends would probably suspect that he was a bit fruity, but the fact of the matter was he did not have a lot of choice. ‘Tantalising Tony’s Tiny Tattoo Clinic’ was the only place around that would work for £5-95 per tattoo....   [tags: Papers]

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My Cousin’s Funeral

- My Cousin’s Funeral I dreamt once that I was in love with my cousin Rob Campbell. In the dream, he was rosy and cherubic. When we kissed, he was soft. In the morning, my lips remembered Rob’s kisses. I felt the sensation dancing quietly just above my skin, woven and brushed, like a cashmere sweater. I talked to my dad over instant messenger and told him that I had a dream that Rob was my lover. I didn’t want to tell him this, embarrassed, but something seemed to propel me forward. He typed his response, slowly....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Coleridge vs. Robinson

- Coleridge vs. Robinson Both poems make a point to stress loneliness. Robinson’s poem seems to be addressing the reader more in a universal way, which is in keeping with the typical female writer of the time. The characters in Robinson’s poem do not have any names, thus enhancing this universality of the piece. The first line of the poem inserts the reader into the scene without any address or notice, “Upon a lonely beach,” and a theme that exists for both writers becomes apparent—that of loneliness.(see poem) Robinson does not harp on it as Coleridge does....   [tags: Poems Poet Poetic Essays]

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Women as Authroity Figures in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Richard III by William Shakespeare

- One cannot escape one’s fate. The theme of fate and freewill is central to William Shakespeare’s play Richard III, in which Richard III battles with the two in his quest for the crown. Richard seeks to escape his fate as a deformed and unfinished hunchback by using what little power he has to gain more power and respect. Although Richard thinks that he is acting on his own free will, fate still controls him throughout his journey. In addition, Richard’s fate is expressed in the form of a curse that Margaret delivers as punishment for his crimes against her and her family....   [tags: culture, priestess, power]

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Wikrungs Geschichte of King David and How It Affected the Song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

- ... Saul then began to become jealous of David when he was successful in a battle against the Philistines. Saul had tried to kill David by throwing s spear at him and even though Saul wanted him dead, David stayed with Saul and was offered his daughter Merav as a wife. He was also offered Saul’s second daughter Michal, in exchange for the foreskin of one hundred Philistines, it was a price David had paid. When Saul’s jealousy had grown, he resulted in asking his son Jonathan to kill David. Jonathan hid David instead and convinced Saul to promise not to kill David....   [tags: biblical figures from the Old Testament]

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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader

- ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history]

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Hamðismál A Poem by Anthony Faulkes

- The topic of this essay is the poem Hamðismál. This poem is about the aftermath of a woman, Svanhildr, being killed, and the actions taken by her family to avenge her death. An introduction will be given to the poem in terms of what it is about and events leading up to her killing, and the events that took place after her death. The first two stanzas can be seen as an introduction to the story which the reader is about to read. It tells of a grievous deed that has taken place. A woman by the name of Svanhildur has been killed by Jörmunrekk, who was king....   [tags: Male, Female Figures, Poetic Analysis]

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Media Portrayal of Celebrities

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- Sometimes, when I lie on my back in the solitude of my room and the carpet bristles my skin, the ridges in the ceiling spread like daddy-long-legs in port-o-potties. Sometimes, when I lie in bed in the hush of the night and the moon is precisely angled outside my window, the global light streaks across my pillowcase like tadpoles in silver ponds. Sometimes, when my mind wanders… I’m fearless and flawless. And sometimes, at these dreamy times, I am not an eighteen-year-old prom junkie standing in the middle of my floor, facing my mirror, and whispering to the butter-fairies in my stomach to buzz someplace else....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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The Closet

- The Closet Wolfgang knew about his father's past. It wasn't talked about much, but when it was, Wolfgang's mouth would perspire saliva and he would swallow it with fear. His past scared him, scared him so much one time while listening a small puddle began to form around his left leg. His father had never hit him or anything. His friends, they all got the belt, slap across the butt. Wolfgang tried to explain to them the stories, but they all thought he had it easy. The stories consisted of a kid, a non descriptive child....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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- Child Labour Child Labour In the past few years, a great deal of attention has been drawn to the global problem of child labour. Virtually everyone is guilty of participating in this abusive practice through the purchase of goods made in across the globe, usually in poor, developing nations. This issue has been around for a great length of time but has come to the forefront recently because of reports that link well known American companies like Wal-Mart and Nike to the exploitation of children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Helen Stoner

- Helen Stoner Helen Stoner is instantly stereotyped by readers as a judicious and unpretentious lady of high society England. Conan Doyle pulls the strings of the Victorian males desires and creates a 'damsel in distress', who comes to a man for aid that she does not have the resources to conclude herself. He portrays her as a woman who is wronged and in great danger therefore adding to the suspense of the story. Analysing the assortment of clothes that she is wearing the reader can conclude that she is of sufficient 'breeding' and discreet....   [tags: English Literature Helen Stoner Essays]

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Outline on John Bede Polding

- Outline on John Bede Polding John Bede Polding- John Bede Polding was born at Liverpool on the 18th of October 1794 and died at Sydney, 16 March 1877. During his life he contributed in many ways to the growth of Catholicism in Australia through many different events. He was the first Catholic Archbishop in Australia, although he was ordained in England. He came to Australia in 1835 ¡¨and at once set to work to organize his vast diocese. He found only three priests in New South Wales and one in Tasmania; these with the three or four Benedictine monks whom he had brought with him constituted the entire force at his disposal....   [tags: Catholic Figures Bishops Science Essays]

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What UTP Ethernet network cable would you use to connect a PC to a router using console?

- What UTP Ethernet network cable would you use to connect a PC to a router using console. Rollover cable is a kind of null modem cable that is the most commonly used to connect a PC to the console port as shown in figure1[1]. It likes other type of cables that their names are come from how they are wired. So, it is called rollover cable because it has one end that is rolled in a way reversed from other. Lastly, the purpose of this kind of cable is to allow making a connection between a computer terminal and other device such as router or switch in order to configure them as needed [2]....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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- Home      My definition of home is not a word I can say or a thought I can think, but a feeling. This feeling is like a calm that settles over me like a blanket, just a quiet assurance telling me I belong in that place. It took me forever to understand where exactly that place was, and the answer was always right in front of me. This feeling would come and go, and I would never recognize it because I knew that only my address and the house that I parked my car at and went in to eat and sleep for 18 years was my home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Home Descriptive Observation]

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- Culture Culture is everywhere around us.It is what makes us who we are.When growing up in a certain environment for so long it is hard to adapt to anything else but what we have been brought up with.This past summer I took a trip where my culture in the United States did not match up with the vacation my family and I planned.Trying to adapt to a new cultural environment takes time and patience that took me about the whole trip to figure out.This trip to Italy was a trip of a lifetime, and to make the best of it, I needed to adapt to the culture around me....   [tags: Cultural Customs Essays]

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Goodyear Case

- Goodyear Case In 1992, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company decided to reconsider the offer from Sears to sell Goodyear's Eagle brand tires. The reasons that Goodyear was contemplating this offer was that Sears was replacing worn out Goodyear tires at a large amount every year. The tires were not being replaced with Goodyear tires because the customers at Sears wanted to replace their tires with the best possible tires that Sears offered, and the Goodyear tires were not in the offering. The company's major options in this decision were whether to sell only the Eagle brand tires or all of the Goodyear tire brands....   [tags: Case Study Tires Business Essays, solution]

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Fractal Geometry

- Fractal Geometry In the past, mathematics has been concerned largely with sets and functions to which the methods of classical calculus could be applied. Sets or functions that are not sufficiently smooth or regular have tended to be named as " pathological" and not worthy of study. They were regarded as individual curiosities and only rarely were thought of as a class to which a general theory might be applicable. However, in recent years this attitude has changed. Irregular sets provide a much better representation of many natural phenomena than do the figures of classical geometry....   [tags: Mathematics Math Geometric Essays]

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