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American Religion in Long Days Journey into Night

- American Religion in Long Days Journey into Night The modernist sentiments throughout Long Days Journey into Night, by Eugene O'Neill, are apparent in many different ways. Among the methods he used was the portrayal of America's withdrawal from traditional religion and modes of behavior. He used his immigrant Irish family, the Tyrones, as a pedestal for this idea by highlighting their departure from traditional Irish beliefs and their struggle to form new, uniquely American, ones....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Character Profiles from O'Neils Long Days Journey Into Night

- Character Profiles from O'Neils Long Days Journey Into Night Description: James Tyrone is 65 years of age, but looks to be in early 50’s. He is about 5ft 8inches tall, is broad-shouldered, and deep-chested but appears taller and more slender due to his soldierly posture. Walks tall, head up, chest out, stomach in and shoulders squared. Very attractive for being older, he has deep set dark brown eyes and thinning gray hair. Sports a full white beard. Personality can be described as cheap, penny- pinching and stubborn....   [tags: Papers]

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The Key Character Mary Tyrone in Long Days Journey into Night by Eugene O´Neill

- ... Ultimately, each person has to make a choice to move forward in their life, and sometimes there is never a good choice, just a less bad one to make. A situation is reached because of one’s previous choices, not because one’s fate is resolute and already decided how you end up. That is decided by the route the individual chooses to take. There is always a choice. Mary is the central character in the play, if for no other reason that if not for her the family would not exist. Her husband points out that, “when you have the poison in you, you want to blame everyone but yourself.” is a large part of the problem....   [tags: families, function, glue, blame, issues]

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Significance of Fog in Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill

- Long Days Journey: The Significance of Fog (8) A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill, is a deeply autobiographical play. His life was rampant with confusion and addictions in his family. Each character in this play has a profound resemblance, and draws parallels and connections with a member of his own family. The long journey that the title of the play refers to is a journey into his past. Fog is a recurring metaphor in the play; it is a physical presence even before it becomes a crucial symbol of the family’s impenetrable confusion....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Long Day's Journey into Night

-   Symbolism is used throughout O¹Neill¹s Long Day¹s Journey into Night, a portrayal of the  author¹s life.  The three prominent symbols, the fog, the foghorn, and Mary¹s glasses, represent the characters¹ isolation from reality.  The symbols in ³Long Day¹s Journey into  Night² are used to substitute illusion for reality.  Although Mary is the character directly associated with living in illusion, all characters in the play try to hide from the truth in their own ways. At the beginning of the second act, O'Neill notes a change in setting which has taken place since the play opened.  No sunlight comes into the room now  and there is a faint haziness in the air.  This haziness or fog o...   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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The Ending to Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night

- The Ending to Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night It is understandable that so many people in our class did not find the last act of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night a satisfying one; there is no tidy ending, no goodbye kisses or murder confessions; none of the charaters leave the stage with flowers in their hands or with smiles on their faces and none of the characters give explanatory monologues after the curtain falls, as we've become accustomed to by reading so much Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day’s Journey into Night

- In the early 20th century, America was moving up socially and economically because of the advancing technology. The standard of living was vastly improving, and people lived a much better condition; however, women were still trapped in the world of patriarchy during this time period. Patriarchy is a social system that “privileges men by promoting traditional gender roles” which casts men as “rational, strong, protective, and decisive” while woman as “emotional (irrational), weak, nurturing, and submissive” (Tyson 85)....   [tags: Patriarchy, Psychological Issues]

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Night, A Journey Of A Young Boy

- In the novel, Night, a journey of a young boy who teetered between life and death for so long is told. The struggle he faced, the strive to survive, and the desire to remain by his father’s side are all difficulties he encountered. The holocaust was a horrifying time- millions were murdered because they were considered a subspecies slowing down the evolutionary processA time of misery and fear for people of the Jewish religion, Wiesel shares his experience during this petrifying time. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet Transylvania on September 30, 1928....   [tags: Auschwitz concentration camp, Elie Wiesel]

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The Past in Long Day’s Journey into Night and August: Osage County

- The past has a funny way of catching up with people. Sometimes, those individuals relish revisiting the olden days. For others, the past is something to be hidden away and never spoken of for fear of stirring up cruel memories and disturbing secrets. For the four members of the Tyrone family, the past is an escape, but also an inescapable prison. Each character in this play longs to return to a point in the past where they were happy, yet they are also haunted by their respective pasts. Some of the Westons of Osage County are also haunted by the events that transpired in the past....   [tags: Tracy Letts play analysis]

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Night by Elie Wiesel

- In the novel Night, by Elie Wiesal presents the readers with many theme’s throughout the long journey of Elie, and his miraculous survival of one of the toughest experiences known to man. The major theme throughout the whole story is Elie’s struggle to maintain any sort of faith in god or a god like figure. As we meet Elie in the beginning, we see that God is a constant in this young boys life. He even stated “Why did I pray. . . . Why did I live. Why did I breathe?” (Wiesal) Here we see that there is no second guessing his faith in god and how strong it was....   [tags: Night Wiesel]

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Hitler Blindfolded Germany: Elie Wiesel's "Night"

- Promises of honor and prosperity, blind folded Germany and granted Hitler the power to implement his Final Solution. The Holocaust ravaged Europe, hopelessly Jews were slaughtered and fed to the flames. In attempt to cheat death, Jews could hide among loyal neighbors or confront the horrors in a Concentration Camp and pray for liberation, either path was a perilous journey. Elie Wiesel endured years of starvation and oppression in Concentration Camps, while Bronia Beker was constantly on the run and hiding from the Nazis....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, night, holocaust,]

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The Journey Of The Potato Famine

- ... At midnight on Saturday night, the time had come to sneak onto the ship, we had loaded what little we had into one suitcase. The ship was massive and brightly lighted, the men that were loading the freight onto the ship seemed to be almost done, we didn’t have much time. We waited, hidden behind a large container, for what seemed like hours. We finally saw that the men were done loading and had left the ramp down, we ran to the boat and climbed on the long ramp to the massive ship. Once onboard, we ran to the stern of the ship, and all found different crates the hide behind....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Transport]

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Our Journey to Strange Lands- Narrative

- We grew up in a land where the sun never sets. The Mother Earth fed us generously. Wild strawberries, blueberries and blackberries fruited every night in the nearby forests. Rivers and streams were abundant in numerous fish species that voluntarily plunged into our nets. Loaves of bread and jars full of the sweetest milk and honey hung on the trees. We played together with bees, cows, sheep and goats in the flowery meadows that never withered. We used to put twigs back on branches to not let trees miss their children....   [tags: invaders, castle, dragons]

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My Literacy Journey : My Life

- My literacy journey began long before I had actually learned how to read or write. While recently going through baby pictures with my mother, we came across a photo of my father and I book shopping on the Logos boat, a boat that would come to my island every year that was filled with books for our purchasing. Upon looking at this picture, my mother was quite nostalgic and explained how they began my journey to literacy through experiences like this. My earliest memory of experiencing literature was as a small child....   [tags: High school, Writing, Secondary school, Paper]

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Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night

- Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" As the fog descends around the Tyrone’s summer home, another fog falls on the family within. This fog is that of substance abuse, in which each of the four main characters of Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey into Night face by the end of Act IV. Long Day's Journey into Night is a metaphoric representation of the path from normalcy to demise by showing the general effects of substance abuse on human psychology and family dysfunctions through the characters Mary, Jamie, Edmund and Tyrone....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill

- 	In the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well documented by O’Neill through the proficient utilization of theme, characterization, plot, setting, and style....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Johns Bul Dau 's Journey

- Johns Bul Dau’s Journey John Bul Dau is just one of the many lost boys of Sudan. His story takes us away from our everyday lives and shows us the hardships that the people of Southern Sudan faced as they fought for survival. Growing up into the man he is today, John narrates the story of his past life in an inspirational book titled “God Grew Tired of Us”. From age thirteen and into adulthood, he faced many challenges. Some of his challenges include: encountering conflict with Northern Sudan soldiers, handling the disturbances of nature, and questioning his own religious views.To this day, he remembers these hardships and has done what he can to help his people....   [tags: Sudan, Lost Boys of Sudan, John Dau]

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The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

- ... Wiesel and his father were separated from his mother and sister during the first round of the selection process, one that separated the females from the males. “Men to the left. Women to the right!” (p29). Wiesel had no idea that watching his mother and sister walking away would be the last time he would see them both, neither of them knew that the ladies were on their way into the crematorium. During the second round of selection Wiesel and his father ensured that they would be together, something that could only happen if they lied about their ages and their professions....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz concentration camp]

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The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night

- The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus said in his theory of the Universal Flux that "everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others go ever flowing on... Time is a child moving counters in a game." (Allen 103) And so it is with the characters in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Time is little more than a game in which they move as checkers, if not pawns....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary

- Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary In the play ¡°Long Day¡¯s Journey into Night,¡± by Eugene O¡¯Neill, the writer depicts a typical day of the Tyrone family, whose once-close family has deteriorated over the years for a number of reasons: Mary¡¯s drug addiction, Tyrone Jamie and Edmund¡¯s alcoholism, Tyrone¡¯s stinginess, and the sons` pessimistic attitude toward future. In the play, all of the four characters are miserable about life, and they all remember the past and try to escape from reality by drinking alcohol or taking drugs....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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The Holocaust and Night

- The Holocaust and Night There is a Jewish tradition, honored by the survivors of the Holocaust, to respect the memory of the dead by letting them rest in silence. However, to not talk about the sickening events of the Holocaust is disrespectful to the millions of Jewish people who fell victim to the Nazi camps. As a bearing witness to the Holocaust, Weisel gives his testimony about the crimes he has seen. These statements will bring remembrance for those who died and expose the perpetrators....   [tags: Papers]

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A Night in Afghanistan

- "Shhhh!" my mother whispered as the tanks rumbled by under the cold Afghan night, the stars twinkling above the mountains surrounding us. From our hiding place in the brush along the shoulder of the dirt path through the Khyber Pass, I could see tanks stretching to infinity and, try as I might, I could not find an end to the convoy of trucks. Huddled along with my father, mother, and infant brother and sister, we peered anxiously as the Russian Spetsnaz scouts rolled past us in jeeps ahead of the convoy heading toward the Afghanistan-Pakistan border-the very place our destination lay....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay]

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The Journey to Manchester - Imaginative Writing

- The Journey to Manchester - Imaginative Writing Driving along a country lane, trees surrounding the long winding roads. Three people in their own little worlds'. Alex munching on sandwiches, Sally singing along to a song playing on the radio and then Daniel, head in his books'. "How come you needed to hitch hike anyway", asked Sally. There was no reply. This made Sally dubious, she had heard rumours about dodgy hitchhikers. However Daniel was reading his book and was into it that much that he hadn't heard Sally's question....   [tags: Papers]

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A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor

- A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor A Trilogy of Love From the moment we met in early spring, as she stepped out of her car and threw her hair back, I knew I was in love. “Her long dark hair, her beautiful smile…when she say’s “hi”, I’m faint for a while”. While gazing into her soft beautiful eyes as she spoke, I couldn’t help but notice her laughter that accompanied that mystifying beauty. “Her laughter echo’s, the silence awakes…her beauty abound.. just makes my heart ache..” She told me she was from the mountains in Kentucky and how much she loved and wanted to return some day....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Elie Wiesel's "Night"

- In the memoir, Night, author Elie Wiesel portrays the dehumanization of individuals and its lasting result in a loss of faith in God. Throughout the Holocaust, Jews were doggedly treated with disrespect and inhumanity. As more cruelty was bestowed upon them, the lower their flame of hope and faith became as they began turning on each other and focused on self preservation over family and friends. The flame within them never completely died, but rather stayed kindling throughout the journey until finally it stood flickering and idle at the eventual halt of this seemingly never-ending nightmare....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Night ' By Jonathan Smith

- Night book report By Jonathan Smith The book night by Eliezer Wiesel is a memoir about a teenager who survives the holocaust. Eliezer starts the book of as an innocent teenager who is very into his religion and changes dramatically during the book. From a young kid to a forced to become an adult or die. Eliezer has a family in the beginning of the book but he is separated from everyone except his father Shiomo. Shiomo is a religious leader throughout the Jewish community. He did not have a good relationship with his family because he was not home often....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust, Jews, Judaism]

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The Water Droplet's Journey

- Day 1 Once upon a time high above the earth, fluffy white clouds drifted through the atmosphere. In the clouds lived a family Droplet of water, round and content with life. For as long as I could remember, I spent my days lying on my back, relaxing and soaking up the sun's warm rays. One day, I took my usual place in the sun but the light didn't seem to be as bright. In fact, as the day went on, it grew darker and darker, loud claps of thunder shook the cloud, and the Droplet felt as if he were getting so heavy he could hardly move....   [tags: Water Cycle Essays]

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Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night

- Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O’Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey into Night deals with tragedy and its attendant focus on character rather than plot. Another emphasis on the play is on the past that ceases to haunt his characters. O’Neill’s characters of A Long Day’s Journey into Night struggle with the past. These characters all seem to agree with Mary Tyrone who claims that a person “can’t help being what the past made him” (Baym 1313)....   [tags: A Long Day's Journey into Night Essays]

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Success in The Best American Essays by David Foster Wallace

- There was once a man, for the sake of the story we’ll name him James. James had been lucky enough to be born into a great family. His parents had decent jobs their whole lives, so his family had money. With that money and a little bit of hard work it was not too hard for James to make it into one of the top universities, and graduate straight into a decent paying job. After a few years working at that job James had earned a nice house and a beautiful car. At this time he realized that he felt like he needed something more....   [tags: change, role model, life, journey]

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Book Review of Night and Dawn

- Book Review of Night and Dawn "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust....   [tags: Papers]

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Journey to Aruba

- ... But as I told you before, you are not permitted to go near any of them. Do you understand me?” he intimidated. I answered him with a bit of excitement in the tone of my voice, “Yes!” He started to walk away, and I knew it was safe to let out a little scream. I finally walked through security safely, and caught up with everyone else. It was ultimately time to board and we gathered in a single file line to give our boarding passes to the flight attendants. Stepping onto the plane itself was the world’s best feeling....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Importance of Joseph Conrad’s Congo Journey

- It was the year 1868. A young boy of about nine years of age stood looking at a map of Africa. The boy raised up his hand and stuck his finger directly into the middle of the “dark continent.” “When I grow up I shall go there,” said this boy with great enthusiasm (Conrad 13). Little did he know that some years later his childhood wish would come true. Joseph Conrad grew up to become quite the sailor, starting as an apprentice on a French vessel in 1875 and working his way to become a master of English ships from 1878-1889 (Jean-Aubrey 19)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Elie Weisel's Night

- Elie Weisel's Night In the book Night, Elie Wiesel, the Author, and his family go through a system of horrible “Concentration camps,” or labor camps, where they were killed. It all starts when the police make all the Jews stars of David “For their ‘safety’ ”. Then, all of their valuables are taken. After that, they all have to move to ghettos. There were two ghettos, a large and a small, in different parts of town, and in different shapes. Elie and his family had to go to the big one. Then they went to the small ghetto....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lisa Rosen's Journey to Become a Doctor

- Nearly everyone in the world wants to be a doctor due to that prodigious salary, but the steps necessary in order to become one can seem a bit tricky. How can a wacky curly headed girl at UT Austin pull this off. Her college days might be blended as she puts it, but it is obvious that her research and experiments have an exclusive part of her heart. Needless to say Lisa Rosen accomplished this goal with flying colors, and she now has a life that wouldn’t be traded for the world. Orange and white buildings, orange and white sidewalks, and orange and white clothed students are all that this graduate student would see during her days at UT Austin....   [tags: college, graduate, research]

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Change of Perspective after Meditiational Journey

- When people hear the word sustainable, most will instantly connect this with the “green” movement or being environmentally responsible. I have instead twisted the definition. To me, something that is sustainable is something that has the ability to endure anything that it goes through. Following this definition, what has consistently sustained me through my life has been my family. My family have not only supported me in whatever I am passionate about, but even now - with many miles in between us - their impact is clearly evident in my everyday activities....   [tags: three week trip account, personal reflections]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Night '

- She had everything a 15 year old girl could ask for, a loving father, a caring mother and a best friend, Lolo. On a Thursday evening her parents took Lolo to the Vet and asked Ayesha to water her mom 's favorite pink roses after coming back from her dance class. But what she did not expect was to lose everyone she adored and loved in one single day. Her father had stopped the car abruptly to save a small child who jumped on to the road from nowhere, when a bus crashed on to their car from behind at that exact moment....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Want]

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Analysis of Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

- The novel, Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry is set in the city of Mumbai, India, during the year 1971. The book explores the journey of a Parsi man named Gustad Noble and his relationships with others as he goes through the difficult times in his life. The book is not just about Gustad’s personal life journey but it also explores the political background during that time. The battle between India and West Pakistan during the Bangladeshi Liberation War that helped East Pakistan form their own sovereign state, Indira Gandhi's socialist and corrupt government and Shiv Sena's fascist regime led by their ethnocentric leader, Bal Thackeray influenced the background of the novel....   [tags: journey, relationship, political, government]

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Symbolism In "Long Day's Journey Into The Night"

- Symbolism is prevalent throughout the play, Long Day’s Journey into Night. The three most notable symbols, the fog, the foghorn and Mary’s' glasses, interpret the author’s life at best. There is double meaning to fog in this play because it is seen as the substance abuse issue and the atmosphere of the family. These are representations of illusions and the family as a whole not wanting to face actuality. The Tyrone family appears to progress during the day and possess a sense of normality, but pulled into the past and the essence of night they are faced to confront their demons....   [tags: American Theater]

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Long Day 's Journey Into Night

- ... It is of no consequence, however, since her manipulation of her son succeeds. Mary has shamed him into listening to her and trusting her enough to leave her to her own devices at the end of Act One. Jessica Lange, who portrayed Mary in a production of the play in 2000, says: “Mary is also a master of manipulation. She controls every moment she is on stage, and at the same time she is barely in control of herself. Her innocence and helplessness and, in the next moment, her capacity for cruelty, to wound those she loves the dearest....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction]

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Steve Wozniak's Journey to Creating Apple Computers

- Steve Wozniak was the kind of person who liked to tell jokes and pull pranks at the schools he attended. During high school, he decided he wanted to become an engineer. He graduated with honors from Homestead High School, California in 1968. He tried to convince his family to send him to Colorado University for the engineering program, but his family encouraged him to go to a nearby community college in California instead. After going to the community college to register for classes, he found out that the calculus, physics, and chemistry classes he wanted to attend were all full....   [tags: Steve Jobs, Information Technology]

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Long Day’s Journey into Night

- ... While living under the same roof, between families’ members are what we say disrespect and misunderstanding. Ironically, the problem originates from their aim to earn more money to support their family. Heavy workload buys people less time to communicate with each other, leading to all those misunderstandings and in turn family quarrels. As a result, the aim to earn money turns out to be the cause of losing their family. Don’t you think it’s sarcastic too. For addiction, Mary struggles from a morphine addiction that lasts over two decades....   [tags: isolation, tyrone family, struggle]

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Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill

- Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill is a complicated story. It shows a day in the life of a dysfunctional family. This family is made up of four extremely different personalities. Tyrone is the sympathetic father. Mary is the morphine addicted mother. Jamie is the difficult older son and Edmond is the sick younger son. Everyone in this family has their strengths and weaknesses. In Tyrone’s case his strengths and the weight of his family’s weakness makes him the most sympathetic. Jamie is the opposite....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

- Long Day’s Journey Into Night ,a family drama written by Eugene O’Neill, demonstrates the tension and resentment present in family members who suffer from substance abuse. The characters in the drama are all addicts as a result of dramatic past events. Jamie Tyrone’s monologue strongly represents struggles the characters face because of substance abuse. Throughout the monologue Jamie Tyrone verbally attacks Edmund Tyrone, and blames his brother for many of their families’ problems. In this essay, I shall argue that O’Neill’s play demonstrates the impact of addiction on familial life....   [tags: family drama due to substance abuse]

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night Analysis

- Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is not morbid, full of despair and hopelessness or unpleasant. James, Mary, Jamie, and Edmund Tyrone all had the opportunity to change their ways. The Tyrone family had opportunities of redemption to help each other and help themselves but they chose to not to take them, even though they all loved each other they couldn't help one another as much as they needed but the opportunity of hope was still present. O’Neill’s play is not morbid because of the meaning of the word....   [tags: eugene o'neill, hopelessness, hope]

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Long Day 's Journey Into Night By Eugene O ' Neil

- ... In the novel, Eugene O’Neil states, “Everything’s the matter with him. Even in this hick burg he’s rated third class. He’s a cheap old quack. Hardy only charges a dollar. That’s what makes you think he’s a fine doctor” (602). James is very stingy with his money especially when it comes to his family. James is rich but feels like he should always be careful with money but does not really know how much it is affecting his family. He pays for his wife and Edmund to go to a sanatorium but it is a very cheap place, so therefore it would take a long time for them to recover....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Alcoholism, Morphine]

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Waking in the Middle of the Night

- It happens more often than not- waking in the middle of the night. As I become conscious of my surroundings, I am filled with a sense of foreboding. The soft hisses and puffs escaping my loved ones lips while deep in the throes of sleep provide the only distraction from the all-encompassing silence. As I strain to hear the sounds of life surrounding me the ominous sensation of being alone, abandoned, is ignited within me. It feels as if my loved one have left and gone to somewhere that I am no longer welcomed and I must stay behind, long forgotten....   [tags: night,]

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Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

- Religion is one of the reasons why Parsis are a minority in Bombay, India. They believe in Zoroastrianism while most Bombayites are Hindus. The other religions that are minorities are Christianity, and Islam. One of Gustard's friend, Malcom, said to Gustard, "we are the minorities in a nation of Hindus" (Such a Long Journey, pg. 23). Malcom was a Christian and they used to fight about their different religions and who's religion came first. Gustard told Malcom "Our prophet Zarathustra lived more then fifteen hundred years before your son of god was even born; a thousand years before Buddha; two hundred years before Moses....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Such A Long Journey

- Rohinton Mistry’s “Such A Long Journey” is the story of turbulent life of Gustad Noble and his family, who lives in Khodadad Building north of Bombay. The story portrays the series of events such as his son Sohrab’s refusal to attend Indian Institution of Technology, hardships faced by his friends and family, political turmoil and chaos caused by the war between India and Pakistan. Gustad transforms from a stubborn, materialistic and awful person to an open-minded and more adaptive to circumstantial changes in his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mistry, Character Analysis]

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Parsi Cultural Identity in Such a Long Journey

- Parsis form a dwindling community of fewer than 1,25,000 people worldwide, most of whom are concentrated around Bombay. (Vinodhini, 1) During the 7th century, they had fled Iran to avoid conversion to Islam. India had offered them a home free from religious persecution. Most of the small community rose to affluence by working as tradespeople. Under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s first term (1971-1977), India remained their safe haven, but they were marginalized as nationalized banks seized their enormous share of the banking industry....   [tags: Politics, Indian Culture, Gandhi]

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A Short Night Means Long Consequences

- Bzzt Bzzt Bzzt. The clock reads six o’clock in the morning, and blaring buzzes of the alarm clock awakens sleeping teenagers from their slumber. As they drag their still lethargic bodies through the door on their way to the car or the bus, they tell themselves every single day that they need more sleep. This is more true than they can fathom, as the effects of sleep deprivation in teenagers prove to be quite damaging in both the short and long term. Teenagers stay up late to get to all sports practices, music practices, and possibly even their job, and then they come home to multiple hours of homework which they stay up until midnight, and many days even later than that, to finish it all....   [tags: Health, Sleep Deprivation, Teenagers]

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The Long Journey Of Ethical Principles

- Ethics, often referred to as morals or principles, are a set of self-instilled ideas that help us govern our sense of right and wrong. As soon as a person is born and starts having the ability to interact with others, they learn what kinds of actions are expectable, and which ones are not. They are starting the long journey of ethical enlightenment. I say long journey, because it will take a person’s entire infancy, childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood to have a fully developed sense of ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Police, Constable, Morality]

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The Journey Into Night By William O ' Neill

- Edmund’s Insight Family is something that is prevalent in everyone’s life, whether it’s biological, non-blood or estranged. Eugene O’Neill’s play shows how his family of four deals -- or doesn’t deal -- with their issues with themselves and eachother. The autobiographical play serves as a catharsis for O’Neill as he reveals his inner thoughts and feelings through his own character, Edmund. Long Day’s Journey into Night illustrates the ironic but important life lesson that Edmund learns that results in a deeper understanding of life and family....   [tags: Family, Mother, 2006 singles]

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Essay on Twelfth Night: A Gender-Bending Journey

- Twelfth Night: A Gender-Bending Journey      Shakespeare enjoyed writing passionate plays about young lovers, but, after a while, the formula became exhausted and the Bard was forced to dig deeper, creatively speaking. Twelfth Night is an example of a Shakespearean love tale with a slight twist to keep things interesting. This play was the “Tootsie” of its time. Twelfth Night takes the audience on a gender-bending journey, while maintaining all the elements of true love throughout. At one point, Olivia wears a disguise in order to take on the traditionally male role of wooing her romantic interest, Cesario, who is also disguised....   [tags: Twelfth Night essays]

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Presentation of Political Upheavals in Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

- Rohinton Mistry is well versed with all the undercurrents of Indian politics. Though, Mistry left India in 1975 to settle in Canada, but even then he has complete knowledge of Indian politics which is not far removed from reality. His novels expose the day to day activities of our Indian politics, as for instance, corruption, politically motivated schemes, layman’s sufferings and the dominance of the corrupt officials over the downtrodden masses, etc. During his stay in Bombay, Mistry learnt a lot about socio-political background of his country before he left for Canada....   [tags: bangladesh, pakistan, indian politics]

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Graduation Speech : School Can Be A Long, Strenuous Journey

- ... Another thing I am doing to prepare me for my future is graduating early. There are classes available during the summer that help you get ahead in school. These classes are called Credit Advancement. I am taking two online classes this summer and after completing these I will graduate. Credit Advancement only last from the beginning to the end of June. You must be registered in May and attend an orientation at the end of May to take these classes. A semester of Credit Advancement cost fifty dollars, for my two classes I had to pay two hundred dollars....   [tags: High school, College, Need, Want]

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The Significance of the Night of Long Knives

- The Night of Long Knives, one of most noteworthy events during Hitler’s rule, was a purge that occurred on the 30th June 1934. Hitler ordered the murders of conspicuous Conservative anti-Nazis such as Kurt Von Schleicher and Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Left wing Nazis such as Gregor Strasser and many members of the SA including its leader Ernst Rohm. It could be claimed that the murders were significant as they ended a possible takeover by the SA, deterred and intimidated Conservative critics while gaining their support, saw the rise of the SS, introduced terror and dictatorship into mainstream life and reassured the elites and the army....   [tags: German History, Anti-Nazi]

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Jerome Groopman's The Measure of Our Days

- Jerome Groopman's The Measure of Our Days is a compelling look at what we can learn about living when life itself can no longer be taken for granted because of severe illness. Jerome Groopman, M.D., one of the world's leading researchers in cancer and AIDS, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His laboratory helped to develop the new protease inhibitors for the treatment of AIDS, and in January of 1998 his laboratory identified another gene that appears to play a role in breast cancer....   [tags: Illness Groopman Measure Days]

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A Doctor Is A Hard, Long, And Exhausting Journey

- ... There are even stories of doctors diagnosing patients with diseases they do not even have. In 2010, Doctor Sean Orr diagnosed his former patient Amber Taylor with Multiple Sclerosis, which is also known as MS. It is an incurable disease that can disable the central nervous system. This means that the body blocks signals from getting to the brain. It can even cause paralysis in extreme cases. Doctor Orr prescribed Taylor with a drug that cost around $37,000 a week. Doctor Orr destroyed Taylor’s life....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Hospital, Doctor]

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The Night And A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

- Some of the most fabled stories of our time come from individuals overcoming impossible odds and surviving horrific situations. This is prevalent throughout the Holocaust. People are fascinated with this event in history because the survivors had to overcome immense odds. One, of many, of the more famous story about the Holocaust is Night by Elie Wiesel. Through this medium, Wiesel still manages to capture the horrors of the camps, despite the reader already knowing the story. In addition to him having to overcome difficult odds in order to survive for himself, he also had to care for his weakening father....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days

- Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne’s 19th century novel about the travels of the “eclectic” Phileas Fogg at first seems a quick read, an adventurous tale written in a light-hearted vernacular. Yet a close reading of passages, such as the paragraph at the beginning of chapter two, reveals more complex, latent themes amidst the pages of such “mass” fiction. An analysis of one passage in particular1 [1] suggests that this classic novel has little to do with travel, adventure and love, but rather that it makes a statement about the human condition....   [tags: Around World 80 Days]

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Night: A Survivor's Journey

- Night: A Survivor's Journey The unforgettable story of Night, has become a phenomena sweeping across the nation. Readers can not seem to get enough of what some could not believe even a true story, yet actually happened in History, and is revealed first hand by Noble Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel. The autobiography begins with what seems to be a normal life of a fifteen year old boy. Being Jewish Elie Wiesel practices all traditions, and never questions why. Wiesel explains the weary Jewish journey that all began when he and his family were placed into a town ghetto, with many of their friends....   [tags: Biographical Review]

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The Journey of Human Life

- ... Phoenix says, “‘Ghost,’ she said sharply, ‘who be you the ghost of. For I have heard of nary death close by” (Welty 315). This shows that she is imagining things in her own way by thinking that death may have come for her. The ghost may also be considered the bringer of death and she is not ready for it. When Phoenix reaches the city and is questioned about her grandson’s health she states, “My grandson. It was my memory had left me. There I sat and forgot why I made my long trip” (Welty 318)....   [tags: phoenix jackson, physical and spiritual journey]

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Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey Paradigm

- Joseph Campbell is known to be the creator of the Hero’s Journey paradigm. Where an individual leaves the known world to an unfamiliar world.The hero then faces difficulties in the process that make them a stronger individual, learning from their mistakes and becoming well aware of both their ordinary world and unfamiliar world. “Again and again I vowed that someday I would end this hunger of mine, this apartness, this eternal difference; and I did not suspect that I would never get intimately into their lives, that I was doomed to live with them but not of them, that I had my own strange and separate road, a road which in later years would make them wonder how I had come to tread it” (Wrigh...   [tags: Stages of the Hero's Journey]

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The Days

- It all happened so fast; it felt like a dream. I wish I could tell everybody my story but no one is listening now. Yeah, that was the best: the dreams we had. Nothing mattered except for those otherworldly dreams. Every day, Louie and I would wake up, whether it be in a high school boiler room or a urine-soaked alley, and talk about what we dreamt. He used to always have dreams with that Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters in them. We talked about it for a while and came to the conclusion that Louie probably just wanted to sleep on a pillow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anarchy and Caste Aberrations in Rohinton Mistry’s Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance

- Rohinton Mistry with his novels like Such a Long Journey (1992) and A Fine Balance (1996) showed to the literary world that he is a novelist who believes in depicting life as it really is. Both the novels exhibit his excellent understanding of Indian social life. A veracious portrayal of the Indian middle class is the high point in Mistry’s narratives. His bitterness and disappointment with the government’s hostile attitude towards the poor is evident in his novels. Such a Long Journey (1991) is a great work of art by Rohinton Mistry....   [tags: socio-political irregularities]

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Theme of Journey in Into the Wild, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, and The Crucible

- When it comes to the plot of a story, it seems that someone “taking a journey”, would be a pretty dull choice. It isn’t until you look deeper into the actual meaning of the word that you really begin to understand how truly profound it can be. The word journey can be put into such simple terms as a “passage or progress from one stage to another”, but it so much more than that. Whether physical or metaphorical, it can be anything from a simple event to a life-changing experience. It can describe a trip you took one summer, or your entire life; the possibilities are endless....   [tags: Journey Themes]

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George Orwell's 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days

- Political corruption and dissatisfaction affected many people in the early twentieth century; especially the prolific writer George Orwell. George Orwell’s works 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days, through their ubiquitous uses of stunning imagery, extreme totalitarianism, and raw diction, warn of the dangers of ambitious figures, corrupt governmental control, and the recurrence of vicious tyrannies while reflecting impressionable events in his life. Born on June 25, 1903 to parents Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel, “George Orwell” was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India (Merriman, “George Orwell”)....   [tags: 1984, Animal Farm, Burmese Days]

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R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End

- R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" 'Journey's End' by R.C. Sherriff is set in World War One. It is set in 1918 in St Quentin, when the war was coming to an end. The play was first performed in 1928 when people were ready for a change in society. R.C. Sherriff's portrayal of the effects of war is similar in there to that of the poetry of Wilfred Owen Siegfried Sassoon and would prompt audience's to question their attitudes to World War One. The characters in the play are, Captain Dennis Stanhope of the 'c' company and his men, Trotter, Osborne, Raleigh, Hibbert and Mason, the chef and cleaner....   [tags: R.C. Sherriff Journey's End Essays]

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Sheriff's Aims in Journey's End

- Sheriff's Aims in Journey's End What were Sheriff’s aims in writing Journey’s End and how successful was he in achieving those aims. Drama has been popular for ages because it is very entertaining. Another important feature of a drama is that they provide a message. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of the most popular dramas in the world and is of a romance genre. It was written by the great writer, Shakespeare in 1595. ‘Journey's End’ is a play which portrays a picture of life in the First World War trenches....   [tags: R.C. Sheriff Journey's End Literature War Essays]

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Stanhope and Raleigh in R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End

- Stanhope and Raleigh in R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" Journey’s End is a well received play written in 1928, by R.C Sherriff. The play is set in a trench system, which were used during most of the Great War. In the play we get an insight into a fascinating relationship between a Junior officer, Raleigh, and the commanding officer, Stanhope. The relationship shows us some effects of the war and it has many ups and down which are well portrayed. During this essay I will comment about the ever changing relationship between young Raleigh and Stanhope....   [tags: Sherriff Journey's End Essays]

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Dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Oprah Winfrey once said, “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” But, what actually is a dream and what do dreams really have to do with one’s everyday life. In essence, a dream is a series of mental images and emotions occurring during slumber. Dreams can also deal with one’s personal aspirations, goals, ambitions, and even one’s emotions, such as love and hardship....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Summary Of ' Days Living As A Muslim '

- ... Yet, from this video all I saw was that he was far from comfortable going through this experience of “living as a Muslim”. He was not happy praying in a foreign language, nor happy with the fact that he had to kneel when he prayed. Most of all his interview at the radio station proved it all. He sounded still resentful about September 11 and very closed to the idea of the existence of other religion, because of the fact that he thought Muslims were sincerely apologetic about the unfortunate actions the terrorists are committing....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muslim, Muhammad]

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A Longing For the Days Gone By

- The simple yet extraordinary emotion of nostalgia has been ingrained in mankind since inception. Every single individual has experienced this intense emotion at one point their life, sometimes even regularly. A feeling of sentimental longing for the past, sometimes referred to as 'looking back on the good old days' are typical of being in a state of nostalgia. Robert Frost demonstrates the natural emotion of nostalgia in his poems “Birches” and “The Road Not Taken”. Although both poems convey the feelings of wistful yearning for the days gone by, each poem addresses different kinds of nostalgia: the longing for a carefree, adventurous childhood of the past and the nostalgic reflection of...   [tags: emotions, nostalgia, sentimental longing]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Night '

- ... The next scene begins with a high angle, long shot of Da Mayor sleeping in a small bed in a bedroom. Coming from a broken blind covering the window, are a combination of amber, orange, and red colors. The colors are shown on Da Mayor, his bed and other surroundings near him. This is done to show the intense heat of the setting and to show the frustration and tension still not yet present on the film. We see that the room is very cluttered and small. It 's obvious that the inhabitant doesn 't have much money....   [tags: Long shot, Close-up, ZOOM, Film techniques]

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Around the World in 14 Days

- Quite a bit of time has passed since I have last had any communication with you, so I am pleased to be writing this letter. It is exciting to think about what it will be like at the reunion of our class; what everyone will look like, and what they have done with their lives. Living out here in Antarctica, I tend to feel fairly isolated. On the cruise, I plan to first visit Casablanca, then ride the ship to Rome, where I will visit both modern and ancient Roman sites. Following this, I will take a visit to Athens, and top it off with a serene experience in the Austrian Alps....   [tags: personal travel plan]

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The Death Of A Few Days

- ... anguished. The expression on his face echoed his tone. Leaving her--even briefly--was more than he could bear. “I will explain all... when I return. Please trust me...” He sadly repeated, “I will disclose everything.” Hearing his words distressed her more than his quiet despondency. Her brows pursed up, manifesting her concern. “When will you be leaving?” she asked, her voice controlled. “I shall make arrangements to clear my schedule and existing obligations then I will be able to leave. But...” he continued, “indulge me the opportunity......   [tags: Debut albums, 2006 albums, 2007 albums]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard C. Morais

- Thesis:- Food meant a lot for people, it gives us livelihood, and one cannot image his life without food. Hundred foot journey novel is based on the theme of food, in which author tells his journey from his grandfather’s restaurant (Mumbai) to Paris where he owns his Three Star restaurant via London And then Lumiere, a small town in France. Although “the hundred-foot journey “seems very short physically, it took so long to Hassan become the French chef. 1) Madam Mallory hunger strike and Papa’s approval....   [tags: hundred foot journey, french food]

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The Eight Days of Hanukkah

- The Eight Days of Hanukkah Hanukkah is a religious holiday celebrated by the Jewish, it involves the burning of eight candles, one each day. Some people say that Hanukkah is basically a Jewish Christmas, but its not, no holiday is celebrated is the same way as Hanukkah. Also, what holiday has more than three names, Hanukkah does. Its names are Hanukkah, Chanukah, Festival of Lights, the Feast of Dedication, and the Feast of the Maccabees. How Hanukkah Began Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after it was reclaimed from the Syrian Greeks....   [tags: jewish christmas, religious holiday]

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All Night Long, Directed By Basil Derdan

- The Shakespearian tragedy usually includes manipulation, betrayal and over all jealously. In “All Night Long” directed by Basil Derdan, all of those aspects can be seen within the film. Though they are included, the way the film follows the tragic structure can be both conventional and unconventional, seeing as we do get most of the aspects of a tragic structure throughout, but not a drastic downfall. All Night Long and Othello share many differences in time, place, and action, but similarities in the story line....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare, Emilia]

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Personal Statement : Surviving Days

- ... For me, I was recently placed in a situation where I was given a list of 50 core values. I was then asked to cross off half of them. I could pick only 25 values, and then I could only pick 10 values. 10 things that I believed in strongly. I found myself crossing off values I did not want to give up, I felt like I was giving myself up and throwing parts of myself out the window. Why should I sacrifice health, respect, world peace, wealth, responsibility. Aren’t these all very important. The answer is yes....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2008 singles, 2002 albums]

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