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Free Essays - The First Man

- Albert Camus’ novel, The First Man, shows how one man, Jacques Comery, who’s father died while he was an infant, and is forced to grow up in a poverty stricken part of Algiers with his mother, grandmother, brother and uncle in a small two bedroom apartment. Has come to an understanding of love, death, poverty, and life. The following passages are some of Camus’ best examples of how Jacques has come to this understanding, as well as some of Camus’ own opinions on these and other matters. This first passage is a conversation between Jacques and his friend Malan it tells us about Jacques opinion on life and death....   [tags: first]

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The Primary Purpose Of The First Crusade

- The Primary Purpose of the First Crusade The history of the Crusades in the early parts of the 11th century is one that was filled with battles fraught with much adversity and hardship, along with their shares of success in accomplishing the church’s goal of reclaiming as much control over the Holy Land as possible. The First Crusade is no exception to this. This campaign had a very specific objective laid out by the church, which was successfully accomplished and equally brought some control back to the church as future crusades did....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Christianity]

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Who Pays On The First Date?

- The first date is where both parties make a first impression on one another and it sets the tone for what kind of relationship will continue in the future. This first social exchange often determines whether the two parties will even continue communicating from here on out, or if communication will be abolished all together. In this day and age men and women are closer to equality then they have ever been within society. This includes the dating scene. Because of this change in the social status of women, the questions continues to be raised, which sex is responsible for what roles....   [tags: dating, relationship, first date]

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The World Of The First Crusade

- The First Crusade was well known for their main goal for the European Christians to regain the sacred city of Jerusalem. Before the First Crusades became to be, they were knights at first because they had sworn a vow to successfully reach Jerusalem and were granted taking of the cross or the crux that would be with them in the entire journey. In 1095, Alexius sent mail to the pope to request mercenaries to protect them from the Muslim Invaders. That’s when the pope decided to assist Alexius, to regain some lost territory that’s when Pope decided he wanted to send the European knights to Jerusalem....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Jerusalem]

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The Desired Effect: First Impressions

- The Desired Effect: First Impressions Whether we like it or not, it takes just three seconds to come to a conclusion about someone new (Flora, 2004). First impressions strike like lightning and before you hear the thunder, you have formed a first opinion. In First Impressions Matter, “According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make eleven decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact: (1) education level, (2) economic level, (3) perceived creditability and believability, (4) trustworthiness, (5) level of sophistication, (6) sexual identification, (7) level of success, (8) political background, (9) religious background, (10) ethnic background, and (11) s...   [tags: Psychology, First Impression]

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Is First Love, Real Love?

- Is love at first sight real. According to “Your Tango”, “nearly fifty–eight percent of Americans believe that love at first sight is real. Also fifty percent of Americans claim that they have experienced it themselves” (Behan). The controversy over whether or not a couple can fall in love quickly can be debated. However, the truth about love is that it can occur in a split second. With evidence from the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there is proof that love at first sight does exist....   [tags: first sight, Romeo and Juliet]

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The First Amendment

- Introduction Since the first freedom of speech case was brought to the Supreme Court in 1919, the debate over whether it is an absolute or qualified right has persisted. As the Court attempts to capture the meaning of the First Amendment and its free speech clause, they create many tests and qualifications for the protection of the First Amendment. Many of the discussions revolving around free speech exceptions concern, at least in part, hateful and offensive speech. The paradox that plagues this argument is that speech cannot be qualified without encroaching on some rights, yet speech cannot be absolute without threatening the peace that rights are intended to protect....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Great Awakening

- THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING The First Great Awakening was an extremely important religious revival that moved through the American colonies. This spiritual revival took place in the American colonies around 1730 to 1760. The First Great Awakening was able to gain a lot of momentum because of the influential preaching that taught the citizens of these colonies that the only way to salvation was by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Many of the colonists believed that they lived proper and just lives by attending church and doing good deeds....   [tags: Christianity, First Great Awakening]

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First Class Mail Guidelines

- The following first class mail guideslines were designed to reach these goals. Guidelines for handling other classes of mail and using special services begin on p.28. A postal rate chart apears in Appendix D (blue pages). 1. Key envolope addresses in block style, using uppercase letters and omitting punctuation (except for hyphens). 2. Place the address block about four inches from the left edge and two inches from the top edge of a No.10 envelope, or use the default setting of the Evelope feature on the word processing software....   [tags: first class, mail, guidelines,]

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The First Four Crusades And The Crusades

- Lasting from 1095-1290, The first four crusades lasted for 196 years.(Phillips) The crusades were motivated by the idea of spiritual freedom, new land, monetary incentives, and many other wordly goods. In recent years historians have learned more information about the first four crusades. This information helps answer some of the questions surrounding the first crusades. Outcomes varied from crusade to crusade, as did responses from Muslim governments, all of which shaped Muslim culture today. Motivations Incentives for taking up the cross ranged from pilgrimage, monetary gains, and things such as political power or fame....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Byzantine Empire]

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The First Amendment Right Of Speech

- ARGUMENT I. THE LOWER COURTS CORRECTLY HELD THAT THE OFFICERS APPROPRIATELY RESTRICTED PETITIONER’S UNLAWFUL RECORDING BECASUE IT VIOLATED FIRST AMENDMENT REASONABLE TIME, PLACE, AND MANNER RESTRICTIONS. A. The First Amendment is not absolute; it is subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions Sergeant Cagney’s restriction on Petitioner’s recording was appropriate because the First Amendment does not allow an unrestricted right to gather any and all information. See Zemel v. Rusk, 381 U.S....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Amendment Right On Pornography

- The First Amendment right relates to pornography in that and obscenity in that pornography has not always been treated in a manner that would equate to free speech. The common argument for or against it is that it is or isn’t a work of art, and has had multiple interpretations and definitions set and revisions since 1973 by the supreme court. (CITATION) There have also been processes created by the supreme justices, most notably of Justice Burger, who in the case of Miller v. California served as chief justice, gave the majority opinion in that “[t]he basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether 'the average person, applying contemporary community standards ' would find that...   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Crusade Of 1095

- The First Crusade from 1095 to 1099 has been seen as a successful crusade. The First Crusaders carefully planned out their attacks to help promote religion throughout the lands. As the First Crusade set the example of what a successful crusade should do, the following crusades failed to maintain control of the Holy Land. Crusades following after the First Crusade weren’t as fortunate with maintaining the Holy Land due united forces of Muslims, lack of organization, and lack of religious focus. The First Crusade was established in 1095 in a council of the Church in Clermont....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Kingdom of Jerusalem]

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First Amendment Rights Of Schools

- First Amendment Rights in Schools Students’ rights in schools are limited or just taken away. Kids are forced to do whatever the officials at their school, either the principal or the teachers, tell the students to do. One of the main right that gets taken away or limited is students’ first amendment rights, which is the freedom of expression. Students can gets suspended by just doing things the staff at the school does not like, including saying things that they don 't like or supporting a religion that the school does not support....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Crusades From The Islamic Perspective

- Carole Hillenbrand tries to illustrate the first crusades from the Islamic perspective. Although the historical resources are few, she does her best to give the reader a detailed information about the topic. The author discusses the reasons for the failure of Islamic World in the first Crusade. She talks about the political situation in Muslim countries and mentions several arguments that explain those failures. First and foremost, she emphasizes the disunity and weakness of Muslims. The author believes that if Crusaders had arrived about ten years earlier, it would not have been that easy to gain victory....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Islam]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

- In Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes does and experiment with wax to try to prove that things actually exist in this world. This essay is going to prove how we can tell that things actually exist and what can perceive the wax. Rene Descartes starts off with a description of the wax so he can prove to us the changes that will happen throughout his experiment. “Let us take, for instance, this piece of wax. It has been taken quite recently from the honeycomb; it has not yet lost all the honey flavor....   [tags: meditation on first philosophy]

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The First Crusade And The Crusade

- In 1095, Pope Urban II called the first crusade. Happening between 1096 and 1099, the first crusade was both a military expedition and a mass movement of people with the simple goal of reclaiming the Holy Lands taken by the Muslims in their conquests of the Levant. The crusade ended with the capture of Jerusalem in July 1099. However, there has been much debate about whether the First Crusade can be considered an ‘armed pilgrimage’ or whether it has to be considered as a holy war. This view is complicated due to the ways in which the Crusade was presented and how the penitential nature of it changed throughout the course of the Crusade....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Alexios I Komnenos]

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The First Argument Of The Crusades

- Crusading was a big fuss of cruelty, politics, acquisition and nothing more. Historians have made opinions on the first Crusade as if it was something righteous and true. It was not. Some debates or opinions were more biased, while others were inadequate in comparison. In 1,098CE Roman, French and Germanic forces came together to defeat early Arabic cultures in Constantinople and Jerusalem. There are no misconceptions when discussing the opposing viewpoints of Latin and Muslim Crusading too writer justifications....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Alexios I Komnenos]

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Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession

- Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession "I decided that, between one thing and another, I must have broken the whole ten commandments, all on account of that old woman, and so far as I could see, so long as she remained in the house I had no hope of ever doing anything else," (page 189). This quote from the text of "First Confession" by Frank O'Connor exquisitely shows which point of view O'Connor selected for his story. Frank O'Connor chose the first-person point of view to tell his tale....   [tags: First Confession]

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The Skills Of Being A First Aid Responder

- IB Students would like to know more about CPR or skills because they are all rounded students as they have all the skills needed to help people. Some who is knowledgeable would like to help with CPR or know this skills because a knowledgeable person/skill is something(one) who likes to have knowledge about a lot of things. They also want to have the knowledge of different disciplines and helping someone is a type of discipline each person should have in their lives as they need to respect every life and help people in need....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, First aid, Mind]

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The First Amendment Rights Of The United States

- On July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. Eleven years later on September 17, 1787 the Constitution was signed. The Constitution was written to replace the Articles of Confederation because it did not grant enough power to the federal government. However, the Constitution limited the power of the federal government. The purpose of the Constitution is to protect but not grant the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The First Amendment in the Constitution is very important because it protects freedom of speech, religion and the press....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Amendment Guarantees Freedom Of Speech

- Two ideas that were similar and that were shared by the sources are that the first amendment guarantees freedom of speech. Source #3 and source #4 explain how they would harm innocent people and would accomplish nothing positive. Source #3 proves that it is good for us to have freedom to say what we want but that there should also be limits to what we have the right to say. Source #3 states, “ The First Amendment to the United States Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech. But what if a person were to shout “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater when there was no fire at all ....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Meditations On First Philosophy By George Orwell

- In the book "Meditations on First Philosophy", author talks about knowledge and doubt. He considers doubt and knowledge a very strong tool and thus, states a philosophical method which is actually an extraordinarily powerful investigation of mind, body and rationalism. He formulates six meditations in this book, where he first discards all of his previous beliefs where things are not completely certain and then he tries to build things that can be surely known. He believed that people should do their own discerning and by using the process of simple mathematics, they could proceed on a path to an unquestioned knowledge....   [tags: Mind, Ontology, Meditations on First Philosophy]

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Residential Schools On First Nations Children

- During the late 1800s and early 1990s, over 100,000 First Nations children in Canada attended residential schools. At the schools, the children were subjected to emotional, physical, and profound sexual abuse. This led to children growing up without any recollection of whom their families were. Furthermore, they were isolated from both their cultural and spiritual roots. The course of action was to teach the Natives as young children, so that once they became adults, they would run with the Jesuits back to their gathering and help the clergymen with teaching the Nation....   [tags: First Nations, Aboriginal peoples in Canada]

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The First Crusade Was Called By Pope Urban II

- The First Crusade was called by Pope Urban II in November 1095. Urban made a simple proposal to his people: “Whoever for devotion alone, but not to gain honor or money, goes to Jerusalem to liberate the Church of God can substitute this journey for all penance.” This proposal sounded very appealing to many. There were several motivations behind the Church calling for the Crusades. Some of these motivations helped persuade the knights to take up arms and help reclaim the Holy Land. Urban figured that it was a win win situation....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Islam]

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My First Choice Is The Opium Wars

- My first choice is the Opium Wars. Throughout the beginning of major overseas exploration and trade, China had remained with its doors closed to most foreigners. Tobacco was one product that China did buy from Europeans in the seventeenth century (WTWA 4th ed. 588). Not long after, opium was integrated into the cigarettes (notes. Nov. 26). In 1729, China banned the import of Opium, but it continued to circulate in the Chinese society (WTW 4th ed. 588). In the early 19th century, Britain was comfortable with selling drugs to China....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade, First Opium War]

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Article Analysis : ' A First Amendment Junkie ' By Susan Jacoby

- What is the First Amendment. According to the “Webster-dictionary” The First Amendment is “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech.” Since the First Amendment was written by our founding fathers and is part of the constitution it should not be violated. This amendment secures the freedom of individuals to express their thoughts freely. In the essays “First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby and “Let’s Put Pornography back in the closet” by Susan Brownmiller both authors write about the First Amendment....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Analysis Of The Article ' First Amendment Junkie ' By Susan Jacoby

- According to the Webster-dictionary The First Amendment is an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Since the first Amendment was written by our founding fathers and is part of our constitution it should never be violated. Being able to say and express what one thinks without been afraid of going to jail. In the essays “First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby and “Let’s Put Pornography back in the closet” by Susan Brownmiller both writes about the First Amendment is when one can express them....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Argument Of School Uniforms Are Not A Violation Of Their First Amendment

- Position Memo Proponents of school uniforms agree that students’ school uniforms are not a violation of their First Amendment of the U.S. constitution right. In the case of Canady v. Bossier Parish School Board, the Fifth Circuit upheld that “students remain free to wear what they want after school hours. Students may still express their views through other mediums during the school day” (Canady v. Bossier Parish School Board). Advocates for school uniforms argue that school is for learning, and that self-expression is for after-school hours....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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How The First Amendment Rights Have On Advancing Democracy

- Democracy is a form of government that limits the national government, while expanding the rights of the people. “Americans have long believed the limits of the power of government are an essential part of what makes America free” (Bardes, Shelley, 2014). In the Bill of Rights, the most famous of the first ten amendments was the First Amendment. The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the impact the First Amendment rights have had on advancing democracy in the United States. The First Amendment guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, press, assemble and petition to the national government....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Atheism Should Be Covered Under The First Amendment

- 1. Yes, atheism should be covered under the first amendment because everyone is allowed to believe in what they want to be believed and have their own opinions. Each person has different beliefs, which sets us apart from one another and makes everyone unique. If they did not allow religions that didn’t involve a god such as Christianity or Islam, then they would choosing religions over one another, which is against the first amendment (Cripe, Pearlman, Kosiak, 2013). Everyone is protected by the first amendment and everyone’s religion is protected as well, no matter the controversy over the religion....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Effects Of First Person Narration ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

- Kawanda Garner Ms. Roesch ENC 1102 29 April 2016 The Effects of First-Person Narration The first –person narration style of “The Cask of Amontillado” is vital in creating the quality of the story. The story allows one of the main characters in the story Montresor, to tell the story from his point of view which gives the reader intimate yet disturbing look into the mind story teller thinks and feels which the reader doesn’t normally get from other narrative styles. The narrative style of this story is important because it sets the tone of the story....   [tags: Narrative, First-person narrative, Style]

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Does The First Amendment Protect False Campaign Speech?

- DOES THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECT FALSE CAMPAIGN SPEECH. AN ANALYSIS OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST V. DRIEHAUS AND FREE SPEECH INTRODUCTION The 2016 Presidential election season has come with no shortage of defamation news. Republican nominee Donald Trump famously said that if he won, he would “open up those libel laws,” so that “when they write purposely negative and horrible and false article, we can sue them and win lots of money.” On the opposite side of the same coin, Republican operative Cheri Jacobus filed a defamation suit against Trump for allegedly publishing false statements intended to damage her reputation....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Why Do Authors Use A First Person Versus A Third Person Narrative?

- Looking at everyday life, people observe the world from the first person, from their eyes. It’s arduous to imagine watching life from an outside perspective, from third person. One can hear others say, “I’d like to be a fly on the wall” when referring to an occasion they are not a part of. From a first person point of view, even if someone is in the same room they don’t always learn everything that’s happening whereas a third person view witnesses everything. The question is raised: why do authors use a first person versus a third person narrative....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative]

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First Lesson by Phillip Booth

- A Father's Encouragement in First Lesson by Phillip Booth A fathers encouragement is essential to the development and learning process of a child. This is true for any situation, from teaching a child how to swim, or introducing a child into the real world. The poem, "First Lesson," by Phillip Booth shows a fathers encouragement by teaching his daughter to float in a "stream" so that one day she can float by herself in the "sea." Metaphorically the father is preparing and guiding his daughter to be in the real world alone and survive....   [tags: First Lesson, Phillip Booth]

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I Attended A Cpr / First Aid Training From The American Red Cross Association

- INTRODUCTION While I attend Barstow Community College, I attended a CPR/First Aid Training from the American Red Cross Association. This course was two Saturdays in a row from 9am to 5pm. The courses were very beneficial, because it taught me the basic information to help someone in need. The First Aid class was simple and basic. The CPR class was superficial with hands-on practice. It revealed to me how a little bit of knowledge can go a long way in saving a person’s life. I. CONCRETE EXPERIENCE The first Saturday was the instruction on CPR for adults and infants....   [tags: First aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation]

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An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle

- An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle   Gwendolyn Brooks' "First fight. Then Fiddle." initially seems to argue for the necessity of brutal war in order to create a space for the pursuit of beautiful art. The poem is more complex, however, because it also implies both that war cannot protect art and that art should not justify war. Yet if Brooks seems, paradoxically, to argue against art within a work of art, she does so in order create an artwork that by its very recognition of art's costs would justify itself....   [tags: First Fight.Then Fiddle]

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First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi

- First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi The question of paparazzi threatening privacy and First Amendment rights is often to situational to argue in a conventional manner, but certainly there are many facets of the issue which can be addressed in a quite straightforward manner. Celebrities who feel they have the right to privacy in public places often muddy the waters of this issue. Oddly enough, those celebrities who have chosen to speak out against what they feel are violations of their privacy most always begin their campaigns with a large press conference....   [tags: First Amendment Right to Privacy]

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Analysis of Jonson's On My First Son

- Analysis of Jonson's On My First Son   The poem entitled On My First Son  is a pouring out of a father's soul-a soul that pours out every last drop of pain, anguish, and love for his deceased son neatly into a beautiful poem.  Ben Jonson illustrates his love and loss with concreteness and passion.  Just as an artist creates a painting on paper with a pallet of colors and different types of brushes, Jonson uses thoughtful phrasing and strong diction to create a vivid word painting of his son.       The phrasing of this poem can be analyzed on many levels.  Holistically, the poem moves the father through three types of emotions.  More specifically, the first lines of the poem depict the f...   [tags: Jonson On My First Son]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

-      Descartes believes that knowledge comes from within the mind. This is a single indisputable fact to build on that can be gained through individual reflection. While seeking true knowledge, Descartes writes his Six Meditations. In these meditations, Descartes tries to develop a strong foundation, which all knowledge can be built upon. In the First Meditation, Descartes begins developing this foundation through the method of doubt. He casts doubt upon all his previous beliefs, including “matters which are not entirely certain and indubitable [and] those which appear to be manifestly false.” (Descartes, p.75, par.3) Once Descartes clears away all beliefs that can be called into doubt, he c...   [tags: Meditations on First Philosophy Essays]

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Newton's First Law

- According to Newton's first law, an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. It is the natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they're doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an oject in motion will maintain this state of motion. This is often called the law of inertia. Consider for instance the unfortunate collision of a car with a wall....   [tags: Newton's First Law Essays]

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My First Memory

- There's always one life-altering, mind-blowing, view-changing point in human existence when memory starts. The first substantial memory I hold in my memorial arsenal is the memory of a play day outside with my oldest brother. I remember this day like it were yesterday; the healthy, cared for grass was green as money; the sun was shining like the face of a newly made contest-winning billionaire. My brother and I were masters of outside play, just like a sensei is master to his students. My oldest brother, Sam, was a gorilla of a brother....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples]

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First Love by John Clare

- First Love by John Clare How do different poets convey the idea of Love. “First Love” by John Clare was written in the 19th century. It is a poem about how the poet had fallen in love but it turned out it was unrequited. Whereas “Song” by W.H.Auden written in the 20th century, is a poem about how someone has been in love but then lost them to death. They are both quite similar in the fact that they are both about loving someone but not being able to have them. However they are different because “Song” is about two people having been in love and then losing it, rather than “First Love” in which the love is unrequited, and not being fulfilled....   [tags: First Love John Clare Poems Poetry Essays]

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Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First

- Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First       "[W]hen thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth" counsels the Bible, thus setting the precedent for all well-meaning members of western society concerning their charitable intentions (Matt. 6.3). Humanity's motivation to aid others, regardless of the outcome, is oft times spotted by the subtle struggle between selflessness and selfishness. Flannery O'Connor captures this classic conflict between good and evil in Southern Grotesque fashion through her characters, the protagonist Sheppard and his foil, Rufus Johnson, in [comment2] "The Lame Shall Enter First".[comment3] Challenging the literal paradigm of light...   [tags: Lame Shall Enter First Essays]

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First Person Essay on George Orwell

- "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." -George Orwell My name is Eric Arthur Blair, but many of you may know me as the author George Orwell. Looking back on my lifetime I have had many accomplishments and I've made a big difference in many lives by using fictional and non fictional books to speak to the readers. In my lifetime I have been many things; a writer, a political critic, an enforcer, a prisoner, a teacher, a soldier, and most importantly a free-thinking individual....   [tags: George Orwell Author First Person]

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O'Connor's The Lame Shall Enter First

- O'Connor's The Lame Shall Enter First "The Lame Shall Enter First" concentrates on the relationship between Sheppard and, on the one hand, his son Norton, and on the other a boy in a reformatory, Johnson. Sheppard's wife is dead and Norton misses his mother. Sheppard can't understand Norton at all and chooses to spend all of his time helping Johnson, who tells him that Satan has him in his power (150). Sheppard of course does not believe in Satan and tries to rationalise the whole situation. He brings Johnson home and Johnson interferes with Norton's mother's belongings which, of course, greatly upsets Norton....   [tags: Lame Shall Enter First Essays]

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Beliefs Beyond Doubt, What All Other Respond To: Rene Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy"

- Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is considered to be one of the most important works in modern philosophy. John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and countless other philosophers wrote largely in response to Descartes. Yet there are serious doubts related to the treatise's major argument. In the Objections and Replies, a collection of objections to the work along with Descartes personal and often very detailed replies to said objections, the philosopher Antoine Arnauld raises the question of whether or not Descartes was guilty of circular reasoning....   [tags: Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy,]

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explication of cummings' poem since feeling is first

- explication of e. e. cummings' poem since feeling is first       e. e. cummings' "since feeling is first" is about feeling (802).  This is immediately evident from the title and first line, which emphasize the word "feeling" in several different ways.  The stresses on "feel-" and "first," as well as the alliteration between those two words, make explicit their connection and importance, and the repetition of the same line in both title and first line serves to enhance the effect.       The meaning of the first line is clear, but because of cummings' characteristic absence of punctuation and capitalization as well as sentence structure, the next few lines are more ambiguous.  The first t...   [tags: since feeling is first]

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Jamaica Kincaid's On Seeing England for the First Time

- Imagine your culture being thrown aside and a new one was all that was taught to you. How would you react to it. In this story the author, Jamaica Kincaid, is talking about how she reacted to this and what happened to her. The author grows up in a place where England colonization had taken place. She grew up in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean. She is taught all her life about England, a place she has never seen. At an early age she started to realize that the English had taken over her culture....   [tags: On Seeing England for the First Time]

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Ben Jonson's On My First Sonne

- Ben Jonson's On My First Sonne Ben Jonson writes On My First Sonne from a father’s point of view grieving over the death of his very young son. The title alone suggests which time period this poem is from i.e. it is from the 17th century (1603)- when the poet’s son Benjamin died- through the use of language of the time. This poem has been written in memory of a seven year old child whose death has dealt a great blow to a father. Throughout the poem, the use of religious comparisons and words creates a vivid picture of the thoughts running in the mind of Ben Jonson and we know almost exactly what he feels....   [tags: Poem Ben Jonson First Sonne Essays]

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Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first

- Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first   E. E. Cummings' poem "since feeling is first" is a poem which shows how emotions dictate people's actions and why the narrator thinks they should. The poem implies that to follow one's heart is better than following one's mind, yet, at the same time the poem is the narrator's analysis of why emotion comes before thought. The last line of the poem brings a twist on theme that the rest of the poem seems to be following. It speaks of death and of thought, rather than of life and emotion, showing that death is something that should not be ignored in life, and that thought is important even with the domination of feeling....   [tags: since feeling is first poem poetry]

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The Importance of the First Amendment of the United States’ Bill of Rights for Democratic Government and its Citizens

- Being expression one of the most important rights of the people to maintain a connected society right to speech should be accepted to do so. The first amendment is one of the most fundamental rights that individuals have. It is fundamental to the existence of democracy and the respect of human dignity. This amendment describes the principal rights of the citizens of the United States. If the citizens were unable to criticize the government, it would be impossible to regulate order. By looking freedom of speech there is also freedom of assembly and freedom of press that are crucial for the United States democracy. According to the “Derechos, Human Rights”, freedom of speech is one of the most...   [tags: First Amendment, USA, Bill of Rights, Democracy, G]

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First Time Homebuyer

- First Time Homebuyer      The first thing to do when you're going to buy your first home is to go right ahead and be pre qualified for a loan. In order to do this you need to sit down with your lender and learn about the different types of loans. Together you and your lender can come up with the best loan for you. The main three are FHA, VA, and Conventional loans. FHA loans limit you to an $118,750.00 buying power. But, the bank is more lenient on slow credit and you can use 100% gift funds....   [tags: Buying House First Time Directions Essays]

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How Poetry of the First World War Changed

- How Poetry of the First World War Changed The First World War broke out on the 4th of august 1914. It was the first major war near bye Europe for hundreds of years. It sparked fantasies of becoming a war hero in young boys' and men's minds and because the government had assured everyone that the war would be over by Christmas, those young boys and men decided to join up in an attempt not to miss the excitement of war. Little did they know that they were being led to an untimely death at the hands of Germany....   [tags: First World War Poetry Poems Essays]

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Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s First Confession

- Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s “First Confession” Word Count includes detailed outline David W. Madden believes several of Frank O’Connor’s stories reflect his personal life and goals. Jackie, the young protagonist, in the “First Confession,” loves his mother as equally as O’Connor loved his mother. Madden also believes O’Connor should have selected a religious calling because the priests mentioned in his stories incorporate the instrumental impact on the “laity’s lives” (3227). Understanding women, contributed by his mother’s influence, frequently are displayed in O’Connor’s writings....   [tags: First Confession by Frank O’Connor]

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First Step : First Word

- First step. First word. First time-out. Firstborn a 14th century word used to define a couples first born child. The Firstborn by nature tend to be over achievers, perfectionists, and often have trouble admitting they are wrong. It is easy to see how the oldest can become tightly wound first-time parents become overprotective and overly strict putting pressure on the firstborns to be the role model, setting the example for other the children to follow, as the oldest grows up with their sibling they begin to feel a sense of reasonability over their sibling....   [tags: Sibling, Birth order, Parent, Family]

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Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile

- Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile Kenneth Fearing's poem "Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile," expresses the wide range of emotions experienced in an argument. The poem depicts the all too familiar situation of a lover's quarrel in which the persona, whom we can assume is male, struggles to resolve an argument during a taxi ride. During his attempts to resolve the quarrel, the persona experiences a variety of emotions ranging from apologetic to accusatory to sarcastic to romantic....   [tags: Love 20 cents the First Quarter Mile]

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First Day Of A First Time Place

- First Day in a First Time Place I walk down the large cramped hall trying not to be trampled. It was all new for me, I saw the little cliques all around me all asking, “Who is the new kid?”. No one knew my name or anything about me. I grew up being popular and well liked kid and I always liked to be a little part of every clique. It was terrifying to be dumped somewhere that I had no friends. The whole first day I kept my head down and stayed in my own little world. I had never been shy because I grew up with the kids I had left behind on day 2....   [tags: High school, Graduation, Clique, The Other Guys]

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Hamlet's First Soliloquy

- Hamlet's world is crashing rapidly down over his head as the era of Old King Hamlet comes to an end and the era of Claudius comes into being. The world has not allotted Hamlet a moment to grieve before his mother and the kingdom has moved on without him. His mother has remarried to what he believes is a villain. Without being able to return to Wittenberg, Hamlet no longer has an escape from his problems. The ideals, religious beliefs, and family have betrayed. With his father dead and his mother a villain's whore, he has no one to confide in....   [tags: Hamlet First Soliloquy]

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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment is the first section of the Bill of Rights and is often considered the most important part of the U.S Constitution because it guarantees the citizens of United States the essential personal freedoms of religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly and the freedom to petition the Government. Thanks to the rights granted by the First Amendment, Americans are able to live in a country where they can freely express themselves, speak their mind, pray without interference, protest in peace and where their opinions are taken into consideration, which is something not many other nationalities have the fortune of saying....   [tags: bill of rights, constitution, Madison]

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The First Crusades

- The principals of human nature force people to fight for what they believe in; therefore, defending religion is not objective to that principle in the case of the crusades. In the case of the First Crrusade many people did just that, volunteered knowing that many of them would die defending their religious beliefs. In the days of the Byzantine Empire, a person’s faith or religion determined how they would live their life. It is the nature of people to fight for what they believe in; therefore, defending ones religion is not objective to that principle as in the First Crusade....   [tags: Religious History ]

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The First Blood

- As they arrive to the HQ, Viktor wakes up first and looks out to see that Mrs. Baltimore arrives safely. Mrs. Baltimore smiles as she pulls into the open garage, and eases the SUV in as she turns off the vehicle. Stretching, Viktor feels rested as he whispers softly calling out to Jerry, Mina, and Holligan, waking them. “Where are we?” Mina said, stretching out and waking up from the nap. “We’re back at the headquarters,” Viktor whispers smiling. “Oh,” Mina replies with a blush. Unable to pick up on her blush, Viktor stares into her eyes as Jerry’s grunt startles both of them....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The First Amendment

- America has been built on freedom throughout the years. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within that of the law. America’s law has been designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. It assures citizens that the federal government shall not restrict freedom of worship. It specifically prohibits Congress from establishing an official, government supported church....   [tags: The Bill of Rights]

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The First Olympics

- This year, the Sochi Olympic Winter Games will be an event full of exciting sports and breathtaking stunts. But have you ever thought about what the first Olympics were like in ancient Greek history. With the fans, not crowded around a television screen, but all seated and watching firsthand the events about to unfold. Just think about that, observing some of the strongest men in the world throw weights and men to the ground, chariots crashing together in an effort to place first. Now keep those images in your mind as I lead you through a day in the Olympics....   [tags: sochi olympic winter, greek history]

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The First Trauma

- The first trauma shown in this story was related in her family. The war was the memory for her to want to forget totally. She lost her father during the war, that is the first tragedy. Even she overcame this sorrow, she lost her two brother. The reason why the death of two brother was sadder for her was sense of guilt. When she discussed with her mother about their shelter, she suggested the location in the house. Unfortunately, that night, the location was bombed, and then they caught two boys’ tared body parts....   [tags: Love, English-language films, American films]

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First of Twelve

- The year was 1944; John Wares joined the Ranger to could change the world. He and his fellow Rangers had a very strong bond having completed boot camp and training together. Their friendship would soon be tested. Unlike most of the men, John had a wife of ten years and two small children he would be leaving behind in the city of New York. John had known his Sargent, since high school. Were they now friends or was David Peace just his commander. David had completed college, unlike John, who wanted to see the world and do something else; getting married at twenty had postponed those dreams....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The First Environmentalist

- “We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us; we are the same as everything. If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves” (Buddha). This quote from Buddha depicts the essence of Buddhism and its intimate relationship with the environment. Buddhism new and old is intertwined with nature and the environment. Buddhism is intrinsically, at its core, environmentalism. Environmentalism shines through many aspects of Buddhism: the middle way, Samsara, Karma, iconography, and impermanence....   [tags: Buddhism Environmentalism]

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The First Crime Recorded in the First Book of the Bible

- How far would one have to think back in history that the first reported criminal trial happened. Would it be similar or different than the ones held today. What would it be about. Would the punishment be similar to ones that are issued today. This article by William R. Riddell gives the audience an inside look to what happened in history on that fateful day. This particular crime was recorded, but it wasn't until the first century of our era that was shown to our world. Since the record was in an ancient piece of document, Riddell is wanting to bring out the fact that he is not writing this article as a story but as breaking the story down as a lawyer for the audience....   [tags: god, law, money]

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The First Lightning: The First Russian Nuclear Atomic Bomb

- Two o’clock in the morning on August 29,1949 the first nuclear atomic bomb was dropped known as the “First Lighting.” It was dropped on the testing site in Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan. This nuclear bomb was produced by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) also known as the Soviet Union. Igor Kurchatov was the director of the scientific soviet nuclear bomb program. There were two practice rounds two weeks prior to the explosion. During these two weeks period the Special Committee on the atomic bomb sent Lavrentii Beria to go and watch the assembly work, and return back and show Joseph Stalin the Soviet leader, their progress....   [tags: testing site, effects, soviet union]

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First Things First Of The United States Federal Government

- First things first The U.S. was built on land taken from Indian nations, and indigenous peoples across the country are still living with the reality of dispossession. Can America really home of the free. Take a minute and imagine if the United States Federal Government was in charge of all your best interests. Picture every important decision you make needing approval, and several approvals coming with colossal regulations. Imagine there’s even an organization set up to look over your affairs....   [tags: United States]

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The History of the First Emperor of China

- On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' First Impressions '

- At the time of its initial publication Pride and Prejudice went by another name. This name, much like the current, represents a principle theme of the novel: first impressions. The first impressions of many of the major characters are responsible for much of the action of the novel. In particular, the first impressions of characters like Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Charles Bingley, Mr. Collins, George Wickham, and Lady Catherine DeBourgh have serious consequences. When Darcy and Elizabeth were first introduced at the Netherfield ball their relationship could hardly be thought of as positive....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet]

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Analysis Of The Book ' First Crushes '

- The first thing that I want to say about this article is that it isn’t what I was expecting when I went into reading this. The stories that we have previously read from this anthology were either about first crushes, loves, or even failed relationships, but they existed with real people. Coake makes the decision to write about a crush that never had a possible future of becoming a relationship. It is an interesting take on the nonfiction piece because it becomes almost theoretical at times. Coake seems to be using the theme of “first crushes” in order to make a point about the pure nature of love....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Lust, Writing]

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The Freedom Provieded by the First Amendment

- Civilizations and empires throughout history had risen and collapsed for just one word. Some like a summer night died young, while others lasted for centuries. The word was repeated consecutively by the greatest men of all times, and their blood was shed in order to fulfill it. Starting or even before William Wallace and until our present time with the raging of the Arab Spring people have been demanding freedom. It is true that it is only one word, thus, its impact is great. People who sought independence in the United States in 1777 had clearly realized the importance of that word, and vividly insisted on in the opening of the independence declaration statement: “We hold these truths to be...   [tags: religion, assembly, press]

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The Events Of The First World War

- The First World War involved many countries and lasted for several years, except, it could not be singled out by one event, however, it was triggered by numerous issues ranging from economic, political, military, and historical events. Although, the First World War can be seen as a global conflict, the two International Relation theories, Realism and Classical Marxism highlights some of the significant factors that led to the causes of the First World War and indicating the effects it bought on the various countries involved....   [tags: Capitalism, Marxism, World War I, World War II]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The First Thanksgiving '

- The first Thanksgiving was believed to be a feast after the first harvest; The Native American Wapanog tribe taught the first settlers to cultivate vital crops and sustain off the land1. Thanksgiving is an American holiday that values this union and cooperation between immigrant groups; the term “Native Americans” designates the very first immigrants2. The influx of immigrants gave birth, shaped, and developed American society. But immigrant groups, in modern context, have been politically and socially exploited....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The First Amendment Of The United States

- Briana Muirhead Professor Phillips Government 2305 14 October 2014 The First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (FindLaw). While studying the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it is crucial to understand the history behind writing the law. History of the First Amendment The First Amendment has a long history....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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First 5 : An Advertisement For Parents

- First 5: An Advertisement for Parents As a mother, I have seen a lot of children having difficulties in society’s activities, lost confidence, or difficulties making friends. Most could have prevented those problems if children had been preparing for their future years earlier by parents. Parents consider spending time for their children to play and share different activities because those activities have important effects to grow up children in physical and mental health. Therefore, in the First 5 advertisement of Fresno County, to convince the parents spending time with their children to talk and play with children, there is a big, bold red text on the left “Stop and Play, Make Time Today...   [tags: Family, Learning, Play, Play]

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The Industrial Revolution : The First Revolution

- The Industrial Revolutions The first industrial revolution lasted from approximately 1760 until 1830, while the second industrial revolution would occur from roughly 1830 until the early 1900’s. The first industrial revolution would permanently change human society forever. Power, transportation and production were key aspects that contributed the first revolution. The second revolution will see a increase in business size and business organization. It was prior to the first industrial revolution that traditional manufacturing was operating on a small skilled and custom scale....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Cotton]

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Analysis Of The Article ' First Job '

- Iliana Roman was a self-made woman. She wrote the essay “First Job”. She was a young single mother when she started working. She tells us how she valued hard work, of how she used work experience as a way of education. She then went to cosmetology school to learn fashion. Afterwards she used past experiences -from both work and school- to open her own hair salon. She now is planning on going back to school for real-estate, and she sees herself as a role model to her sons and the young girls living around her....   [tags: Play, Learning, Sales, Education]

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