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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- It is interesting that Louisa May Alcott writes Little Women, in which she incorporates her own feelings and experiences. In fact, Jo's character is a near replication of Alcott herself. This makes the novel all the more interesting and personal, with the author speaking directly through the protagonist. Alcott writes the novel from third person limited point of view, focusing chiefly on Josephine March. She develops the characters brilliantly throughout the entire work, especially the March girls....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Louisa May Alcott Bio

- Louisa May Alcott Biography Best remembered for her books about the March family, especially her children’s masterpiece, Little Women, Alcott also wrote sensational novels and thrillers for adults. She was a very creative, difficult, and willful girl who was both moody and loyal. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832, Louisa was the second daughter of Abby May and Amos Bronson Alcott. Being one of four sisters, who were Anna Bronson, Elizabeth Sewall, and Abba May, the Alcott sisters had a very happy childhood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Discovering Alcott

- Discovering Alcott When I was a child, I spent all my free time reading. I loved the Nancy Drew series of mysteries and even read a few Hardy Boys. I also read every other book available in our house, especially the children’s book I read to my younger brothers and sisters. Each of them had a favorite book. Those books were read over and over at bedtime or to entertain them while my mother was busy. As I grew older, the responsibility of reading to the other children passed to my younger sister, Cathy....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott Writers Essays]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women by Louisa Alcott would definitely appeal to women of all types and ages. Little Women appeals to a broad audience, its full of the values and beliefs, and it paints a very real picture of most American’s lives at the time. The reason for this book appealing to such a broad audience lies in all the characters’ personalities. Mrs. March is a strong, independent woman who never falters, therefore she relates to all independent women; but she is also a mother who plants strong values in her girls and is the rock foundation of the family, with that she relates to all mothers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on What Dreams May Come

- What Dreams May Come When mortality is contemplated, issues of life, death, and the hereafter are usually the first of a myriad of topics to spontaneously arise as if they are from the dark depths of a person's soul. I believe that this is most eloquently stated by Hamlet: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. (III. i.) This passage served as inspiration for Richard Matheson, the author of the novel, What Dreams May Come....   [tags: What Dreams May Come]

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Essay About My Love of Reading and Learning

- I read voraciously as a child. I grew up in a college town and spent my summers in Middlebury, Vt, where my father taught summer school. That meant I was surrounded by libraries and by people who love to read and discuss literature. During the Vermont summers, one of my favorite places was Middlebury College's rare books room where I read first-edition Louisa May Alcott novels. Besides this immersion into a world of books, I credit my love of reading to the fact that my parents only let me watch an hour of TV a day....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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No Gentlemen Admitted

- "No gentlemen were admitted" writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is especially obvious when male authority figures such as Mr March and Mr Lawrence are markedly absent for most of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women: An Essential Part of the Civil War

- Women became an essential part of the Civil War. They took roles as nurses, spies, and even soldiers. Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was an author, teacher, and a reformer. As a reformer, Dix created dozens of institutions for prisoners and mentally ill in the United States and Europe. She greatly helped improve the common people’s perception of these populations. During the Civil War, she helped with military hospital administration and worked as an advocate for female nurses. Dix gave up her time and volunteered to organize and outfit the Union Army hospitals in April 1861....   [tags: American history, crucial roles]

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Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times

- Role of Men in Louisa's Life in Hard Times In Hard Times Charles Dickens portrays Louisa Gradgrind as a realistic character who faces conflict from the start of her life. Louisa encounters three major psychological conflicts in the form of three different men: Mr. Gradgrind, Mr. Bounderby, and Tom Gradgrind. Men play a very important role in the shaping of Louisa's life. Instead of being her own person and expressing her own feelings, Louisa falls under the realm of these three men. Since the beginning of her life, Louisa isn't allowed to express herself because her father continually stresses the facts....   [tags: Dickens Hard Times Essays]

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Times May Not Be A’Changin’

- Times May Not Be “A’Changin’” Although portrayed in a particularly gruesome scenario, author Shirley Jackson conveys the importance of upholding tradition in her short story, “The Lottery.” While the climactic execution-by-stoning isn’t quite a modern example, it still serves to show us that some traditions are worth upholding. In our society today, it seems as if there is a growing movement to look forward and embrace the new instead of remembering our past. But to effectively make changes and plan for the future, it is essential that we turn to our history....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Late April, Early May

- Late April, Early May Eileen was special. At least, that's how all of the teachers described her. But all of the kids knew that saying she was "special" was really just a nice way of saying that she was handicapped, or retarded as most of the kids said. The problem with Eileen was that she wasn't completely retarded so she knew when she was being made fun of, which was often. Whenever I'd see her in the halls there would always be a string of kids behind her making jokes and doing impressions of her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Dreams may not always come true

- “Dreams may not always come true, but they make life worthwhile.” Dreams are a part of everybody’s life, this term dream is widely used to express mental images of something we may want, or something we whish we where. Dreams usually are seen as false, or just a child’s thing however this is seen mainly as the dreams conflict with reality. Many films of the post-modernism era can be seen that you would have the stereotypical way of someone wishing for something and it comes true. Even so Dreams are worthwhile and this will be shown below: In the book looking for Alibrandi we see a typical year 12, student whom has never seen her father in her life and has always had the life long dream of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Molecule may be key to nicotine addiction

- A single molecule may be partly to blame for nicotine’s addictive allure, a finding that researchers say could lead to potential therapies to help millions of smokers quit a life-threatening habit. More than 4 million people around the globe — 440,000 of them Americans — die from smoking-related causes each year. And, the nicotine-laced smoke damages more than just their lungs. The California researchers not only pinpointed a molecule responsible for nicotine addiction, they also created specialized mice to make it easier to search for other molecules impacted by nicotine addiction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Gender Politics of Work Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper

- The Gender Politics of Work Exposed in The Yellow Wallpaper      The literature of the nineteenth century cataloged the social, economical and political changes during its period. Through it many new concerns and ideologies were proposed and made their journeys through intellectual spheres that have endured and kept their relevance in our own period today. The literature, sometimes quite overtly, introduced the issues arising with the changes in society specifically due to the industrial revolution....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Little Women - Movie vs. Book

- Little Women - Movie vs. Book According to the Internet Movie Database's exhaustive records, Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" has seen itself recreated in four TV series, four made for TV movies and five feature length movies since 1918. The most recent version appeared in 1994 and features Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Eric Stoltz, Susan Sarandon, and Gabriel Byrne. As a long time fan of the novel, who has happily carted her large leather bound gold-gilded unabridged edition whenever she has moved, I find that I was disappointed in this newest movie version....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Exploring the Different Ways Christians May Respond to Abortion

- Exploring the Different Ways Christians May Respond to Abortion There are two main views taken by Christians on the issue of abortion. One is the absolutist's view, which reflects the Roman Catholic teachings, which say that abortion is never justified under any circumstances. This can also be described as the sanctity of life argument. If the foetus is handicapped the parents have the choice to abort the baby or not. A Roman Catholic would say that the foetus should not be destroyed for any reason....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Graduation Speech: May You Have Joy and Sorrow

- I would like to begin my speech with these beautiful words of wisdom: "Not enjoyment and not sorrow is our destined end or way but to act that each tomorrow brings us farther than today." Did you hear that. "Not enjoyment and not sorrow is our destined end or way, but to act that each tomorrow brings us farther than today." What, do you all have hearts of stone. Where are the tears. Don't you see it even rhymes. Way-today, today-way, see that. I guess I sound a little too bitter about this don't I....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour

- How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour 4. A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he had a number of alcoholic drinks at a party. The next day he was behaving quite normally and was quite concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the previous night. Explain how alcohol may affect human behaviour. Some Facts(1) Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of sickness caused by alcohol. Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious crimes in Australia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864

- May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant's southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Old Cold Harbor. May 31, 1864 After sparring along the Totopotomoy northeast of Richmond, Grant ordered Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry to move south and capture the crossroads at Old Cold Harbor....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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No-calorie Powder May Substitute For Foods Fat

- No-Calorie Powder May Substitute for Food's Fat George E. Inglett of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Biopolymer Research Unit in Peoria III invented a no-calorie fat substitute called Z-Trim. It is a mix of crushed fibers made from the hulls of grains. It can replace the fat and some of the carbohydrates in foods such as chocolates, brownies, cheese, and ground beef. He spent three years trying to perfect Z-Trim to be smooth because he made it out of tough hulls of corn, oats, and rice....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drug Problems May Decreased If Marijuana Is Legalized

- From the executive that sits behind his desk collecting his money, to the drug dealer on the street trying to make his money in order to survive, the drug dealing business gives money to criminals, while innocent users are being put away in jail. The issue of legalization and/or decriminalization of marijuana use have been a highly controversial issue over the years. At present, it is a crime to possess and use the drug commonly known as weed or pot. While the government has spent almost 10 billion dollars a year fighting the war on drugs, members of the medical field have spent their dollars in much wiser ways(): Medicinal Marijuana....   [tags: legalization of marijuana]

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Investigation of Factors that May Influence the Way People Learn

- Investigation of Factors that May Influence the Way People Learn In this task I am going to explore the factors that can influence the way people learn. Learning is a difficult word to give a definition to as it can be used in many different contexts. However, most people take the word ‘learning’ to mean acquiring new knowledge or skills. Some types of learning can result in a permanent change in behaviour or cause us to act in a certain way. In this task I am going to explore some theories on why this happens....   [tags: Papers]

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The Internet May Harm a Child’s Physical Well Being and Mental Health

- Internet May Harm a Child’s Physical Well Being and Mental Health While online exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can also be exposed to many dangers exploring the information highway. If not used properly, the Internet may be severely damaging to the mental and physical health of children. There are many different hazards on the Internet. Chatting on the Internet, which enables people as well as children to communicate, without revealing their true identity, is probably THE most dangerous area on the Internet....   [tags: Technology Computers Children]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott is best known for her novel Little Women. She was educated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margret Fuller, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who were family friends, and also educated by her father. Her novel is always in the top ten of the most-read books next to the Bible. Little Women takes place during the 1860s in Concord, Massachusetts. The story begins with four young girls trying to understand the importance of not being selfish, and it follows the lives they live and how they transform into “little women.” Since there is really no antagonist or bad guy portrayed in this novel, Jo March is considered the protagonist....   [tags: Essays on Little Women]

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Little Women

- “Captured the nuances that still move me to laugh and cry” (Delamar xiii). Louisa May Alcott is such a wonderful woman who was known not only as a great writer, but also a fighter for justice and advocate of human rights. No matter how many difficulties Louisa faced in her life, she had succeeded in achieving her dream. She wrote one of the greatest books of her era, Little Women. She participated in anti-slavery activities, and was a non-official feminist. She worked hard for fans and neither for fame nor money....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Louisa May Alcott]

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Religious Imagery in Flannery O'Connor's The Life You Save May Be Your Own

- Religious Imagery in Flannery O'Connor's The Life You Save May Be Your Own The religious imagery in Flannery O'Connor's 'The Life You Save May Be Your Own' gives the story a cynical undertone along with a healthy dose of irony. O'Connor uses allusions to Jesus and Christianity to examine the hypocrisies of the religion and its adherents. Her character Tom T. Shiftlet is portrayed paradoxically as both the embodiment of Christ and an immoral, utterly selfish miscreant. By presenting these polarities side by side within one persona, O'Connor shows the dichotomies between so-called Christian morality and the reality of the Church....   [tags: Life Save May Be Your Own Essays O'Connor]

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Little Women

- Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Book Theme: In the arduous journey from childhood to adulthood, a young woman is faced with two things that need great attention and balance - the progress of her individual social standing, and the welfare of her immediate family. Main Conflict: The book does not really follow the traditional single plot line characteristic of many stories (especially during the time it was written). Alcott illustrated the roads the four March girls Amy, Beth, Jo, and Meg take in their lives as they become young women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Little Women Bliss

- In Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, some of the recurring themes include learning to appreciate what you have and that having money does not guarantee happiness-- family and love are just as important for the well being of oneself. These themes are taught to the five girls of the March family- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy- by their thoughtful, affectionate mother. The mother’s wisdom is gradually passed down to her four daughters, teaching them the importance of love, gratefulness, and selflessness....   [tags: self-acceptance, family, love]

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Contemporary Realism

- Adventure stories are one area of genre we find under the heading of contemporary realism. Survival stories are adventures that focus on a person or group of people up against the forces of nature with which they must overcome or become a part. Island of the Blue Dolphins and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe are classic examples of survival novels.. Mystery or detective stories are a form of romance, diversion fiction creating a world which is more exciting, dangerous, and beautiful then we believe our own to be....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life and Work of Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Historical Background Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4th, 1804 and died on May 19, 1864. The Hawthorne legacy was one of the strict Puritanism which grapped with his stories and his novels. The original family name was Hathorne he added a ‘w’ to distinguish himself. In 1848, Zachary Taylor won presidency, Hawthorne lost his job which was given as a part of the Democratic Party, and Taylor’s presidency left the Whigs in change and Hawthorne without a job. He married Sophia Peabody at her parents’ home in Boston....   [tags: legacy, scarlett letter, writer]

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First Impressions May Be Deceiving

- First Impressions May Be Deceiving Michael Jordan For many years now, people have been fool by appearances. Someone may look at the exterior of an object and expect one thing when actually the exact opposite is waiting inside for them. For example, an unexpecting person picks off a grape from the bunch and bites into the fruit while dreaming of a mouthful of juicy, sweet grape but in reality receives a surprisingly bitter splash with the first bite. Or when a person first looks at a power vision 3-D picture they only see mass chaos until a few short seconds later a sailboat evolves out of the picture floating among the earlier seen chaos....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The May 4th Massacre

- May 4 massacre April 30, 1970. President Nixon orders U.S. troops into Cambodia. Four Days and a shocking 13 second burst of gunfire brings the war comes home in Kent, Ohio. The 67 rounds fired kill 4 and wound 9 of the students. How does such an event occur. It was the height of the Vietnam War. Americans were unsettled on why we were fighting and losing our youth in a country that we didn’t care about anyway. President Nixon was supposed to be drawing back and bringing home our troops. In early 1970, Nixon ordered air strikes of the VC operations(Cite airstrikes)....   [tags: Cambodia, Riots, Nixon]

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Women During The Civil War

- Women During the Civil War " ‘I want something to do…' ‘Write a book,' Qouth the author of my being. ‘Don't know enough, sir. First live, then write.' ‘Try teaching again,' suggested my mother. ‘No thank you, ma'am, ten years of that is enough.' ‘Take a husband like my Darby, and fulfill your mission,' said sister Joan. ‘Can't afford expensive luxuries, Mrs. Coobiddy.' ‘Go nurse the soldiers,' said my young brother, Tom. ‘I will!' (Harper 14)." This is a dialog of Louisa May Alcott with her relatives....   [tags: History Females Civil War]

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United States in the Years 1860-1870

- United States in the Years 1860-1870 The United States between the years 1860-1870 was in turmoil, but from a historical point of view, this decade is one of the most exciting times in U.S. history. In 1861 there were still fifteen slave states, seven states open to slavery by the Dred Scott Decision and only eighteen free states in the north (Ferrell Atlas). This was a time of growth and change in the U.S. For example in 1867 the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for a scant $7,200,000 (Museum)....   [tags: Essays Papers History Essays]

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Why I Want to Become a Biologist

- Whenever asked what my favourite subject is, Biology has been, and will always be, my only answer. It was bewildering to compare my body to a machine working harmoniously. The digestive system, the respiratory system and the circulatory system are coordinating with each other right underneath my skin. Realising that the 'blue lines' visible beneath the flesh of my hands are actually veins carrying deoxygenated blood fueled my desire to know more about how my body functions. To me, it has always been about getting to know my self better....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]

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What isTranscendentalism?

- American Transcendentalism was a philosophical, political and literary movement that flourished between about 1836 and 1860. It began as a reform movement in the Unitarian Church which sought to extend the application of William Ellery Channing's thinking about the God within and the significance of intuitive thinking. Transcendentalism was based on a monism holding the unity of the world and God, and the immanence of the world. "Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself....   [tags: unity, thinking, mind]

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The Impact Divorce May Have on an Individual

- With reference to literature, critically discuss the impact that a particular life stage transition may have on an individual. INTRODUCTION The essay will aim to critically discuss the impact divorce may have on an individual focusing on prior, present and post-divorce and how the impact can differ between them. It is of importance to note the difference between change and transitions. It is suggested that change is a situational process whereas transition is seen to be psychological; it what happens in individuals minds as they go through change and demands personal and psychological adjustment....   [tags: stress, transition, psychological adjustment]

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E. E. Cummings' Message from Objects in Nature

- E. E. Cummings’ poem, “Maggie and Milly and Molly and May,” tells of an adventure of four girls who each learn a lesson in their experiences. To explain these lessons, Cummings uses poetic devices such as alliteration, simile, and symbolism, to elucidate the messages in an appealing way. In “Maggie and Milly and Molly and May,” Maggie, Milly, Molly, and May find a shell, starfish, crab, and stone, in which each object sends a message. In the beginning of the poem, Cummings swiftly describes the initial encounter at the beach: “and maggie discovered a shell that sang / so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and” (3-4)....   [tags: Maggie and Milly and Molly and May]

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Absolute Monarchy May Be Better than a Democratic Government

- Absolute Monarchy Many people will question whether an absolute monarchy is better than a democratic form of government. Absolute monarchy is a much smarter idea due to the fact that it can provide the stability to a country or a nation that democracy in many situations is unable to provide. A big factor in the difference between a monarchy and a democracy includes how the successor comes into play. In a democracy, the successor is determined through voting, this allows inexperienced people to take a major job which has a lot of things relying on it, considering they are typically running the country....   [tags: Successor, Government]

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Death of a Dog in Poem, Question by May Swenson

- ... This only reinforces the fact that they are attached to this animal in more than just a physical way. They clearly do everything with this dog, which made them so emotionally attached. I can compare to the author because I've had a handful of animals growing up. It is relatable because they are easy to become emotionally attached to and they seem as though they do you no harm and only good. Speaking from personal experience, it is in fact very easy to become extremely attached to pets. I have been raised around animals my whole life and I understand how they are easy to become emotionally attached to....   [tags: loyalty, animals, friend]

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Mingle With Other Cultures: You May Suprise Yourself

- Mingle with other cultures: you may surprise yourself The ethnic mix on Alberta Avenue is a learning opportunity The Alberta Ave neighbourhood is a mosaic of ethnicities with their varying world views. To some, this mix of foreign outlooks is difficult to understand and may even be frightening. What they are missing is an opportunity for intercultural interaction which is necessary to be successful in our modern world. With expanding globalization, we need to be able to interact positively with people from different cultures to lead a fulfilled life that stretches our potential....   [tags: ethinicity, communication, interpersonal harmony]

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Informative Speech: Recycling May Be Bad For the Environment

- Specific Purpose: To inform the audience that recycling may be bad for the environment Attention Getter:     Most of the people present here today probably recycle; some more than others. And probably, most people assume that they are saving natural resources and helping the environment. However, this is not always true. Thesis:     There are many myths about recycling. Preview:      Today in my speech, I will give you facts that may surprise you and that you've probably never heard about landfills, natural resources, and energy conservation....   [tags: Informative Speech on Recycling]

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Psychological Processes that May Be Involved in Obedience to Authority

- Psychological Processes that May Be Involved in Obedience to Authority Obedience is the following of someone else's instructions or orders to do something. The instructions are usually from someone who has authority such as a parent or teacher. Milgram proposed the agentic state theory; this is where we act as an agent of someone who has authority, it means that we find it easy to deny personal responsibility for our actions because we have just been following orders or doing our job....   [tags: Papers]

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Video Games May Desensitize Youth, but Nothing More

- Parents have a reason to be afraid. In this age, youngsters can casually hop online and quickly find an easy recipe on how to make their favorite deadly explosive, many schools now have metal detectors at the doors to prevent armed students from massacring their peers, drugs flow freely down suburban streets, and children have unprecedented access to. . . . .video games. It may seem a bit odd to place video games in the same category as the other frightening facts parents have to deal with, but in the past few years, violent acts of crime have become more and more common among teenagers....   [tags: Sociology]

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Why Editing Othello May Have Changed the Context

- An editor who is given the task to edit any play written by William Shakespeare has a sizeable task to fulfill. The main objective in editing is to both make the play more understandable with altered language and also to give one's own perspective on how the editor wants to project the play on stage. I chose page 142 of Act 5, Scene 2 in Freeman's Othello because this page has become the springboard of the climactic turning point in the play. My personal decisions to alter certain lines and words on page 142 are made to give a new light and a fresh point of view on how I feel that particular scene is to be perceived....   [tags: European Literature]

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To find any problems that may be encountered arising from an online

- To find any problems that may be encountered arising from an online presence and also any key business opportunities and how the online presence could improve the Heritage Park business. 1 The beginning 1.3 Terms of reference The deadline of this report is 7th January 2005 and the purpose of it is to find any problems that may be encountered arising from an online presence and also any key business opportunities and how the online presence could improve the Heritage Park business. 1.4 Methodology/Procedures To do this report I will be finding out what major barriers there are to a business with an online presence and also the potential of development of E-commerce to a business....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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Batman as a Man Who May be Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder

- Batman as a Man Who May be Suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder Many of us have grown up watching cartoons throughout our childhood. Of the many cartoons on television is Batman. This cartoon has been on television for many years. It is a story of a man who is a successful businessman during the day and a mysterious superhero by night. Bruce Wayne is the man who is this mysterious man with the two identities. He is both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Only a selected few know both of his identities....   [tags: Papers]

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Louisa May Alcott: Daughter, Author, and Transcendentalist

- While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalist, ]

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Little Women, By Louisa May Alcott

- ... For example, at the beginning of the novel the March sisters’ father sends them a letter in which he calls them little women (Alcott, Little Women 15). The context in which little women is used by the father is an affectionate adjective to encourage the March sisters to behave and strive to become good people. Going back to the very beginning of the story, Amy is described as little which in this context means small and vulnerable, because at that moment Amy is sniffing and the sniff is described as injured, suggesting vulnerability, a negative connotation (Alcott, Little Women 2)....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

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The Importance of the Family in Louisa May Alcott Little Women

- Many times people are asked to think about what is important to them. A person may say their home, car, children, material items and some may even say family. In the book Little Women (1868-1869) written by Louisa May Alcott illustrates several family values. The story of the March family starts out during the civil war in New England. The family is left to survive on their own because their father went to protect his country. During the years of life the March children, Margaret (Meg), Josephine (Jo), Beth and Amy, had to face the fact that they were very poor, and couldn't have everything that they fancied....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- ... Davis, Amy’s teacher whips hers on her hand for bringing pickled limes to school, she grows paranoid of the situation and so do all her sisters. Marmee even pulls her out of the school. To us, all thit seems quite extreme. But the narrator really wants us to understand why they reacted so strongly: "To others it might seem a ludicrous or trivial affair, but to her it was a hard experience, for during the twelve years of her life she had been governed by love alone, and a blow of that sort had never touched her before." (119) The narrator's affection for Amy and sympathy for her situation is strongly communicated to us in this example, as it is throughout the novel for each of the sister...   [tags: symbolism, poverty, religion]

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Louisa May Alcott's Behind a Mask

- Behind a Mask is a book that demonstrates the power a woman possesses. During a time in which those who are not rich are considered mere human beings, Louisa May Alcott creates a character by the name of Jean Muir who surpasses the society she lives in. Muir is a woman who seeks to have a prestigious title that will give her the recognition she desires. As governess to the Coventry family Muir puts in play a plan to marry Sir John, the old uncle in the family, whose title she wants. In the process of getting sir John’s tittle Jean causes controversy in between the family which results as a positive thing for the family as a whole....   [tags: A Woman's Power, story analysis]

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Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins and Little Women

- Louisa May Alcott was said to be “the pioneer in the delineation of sprightly young-girl life, brim full of animal spirits, yet overflowing with a desire to be true and brave and helpful”(Delamar). As a classic, inspiring author, Alcott is best known for her novels concerning poverty and family struggles to overcome obstacles, and female independence. Alcott incorporated these ideas through her works in Eight Cousins and Little Women. Even though Rose in Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins and the March sisters in Little Women are brought up in different types of socioeconomic environments, they share common traits and themes, such as moral lessons, feminist ideas, coming of age, and illness a...   [tags: Struggles, Orphans, Poverty]

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Aesthetic of Character: Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

- ... For example, while men were allowed to be active, assertive and dominant, women should have been submissive, dependant and passive. Exceptions, both for men and women, were not gleefully accepted in the society. This is the main reason for appearance of another term, which is closely connected to the terms gender roles and gender performance, called gender stereotypes. Examples for gender stereotypes can even be found in the book Little Women, mainly through the characters of Mr and Mrs March, Meg, Beth and Amy....   [tags: anthropomorphised animals or objects]

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Analysis of Louisa May Alcott´s Behind a Mask

- Behind a Mask is a book that demonstrates the power a woman possesses. During a time in which those who are not rich are considered mere human beings, Louisa May Alcott creates a character by the name of Jean Muir who surpasses the society she lives in. Muir is a woman who seeks to have a prestigious title that will give her the recognition she desires. As governess to the Coventry family Muir puts in play a plan to marry Sir John, the old uncle in the family, whose title she wants. In the process of getting sir John’s tittle Jean causes controversy in between the family which results as a positive thing for the family as a whole....   [tags: Woman, Manipulative, Smart]

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Film Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott´s Little Women

- Little Women Film Adaptation Louisa May Alcott’s powerfully written story Little Women has been famous for generations. Alcott wrote was about four young women in the March family who struggled against societal norms during the time of the Civil War. Multiple film adaptations have attempted to retain the emotional impact of her material while retelling her story on the big screen. The most recent adaptation, directed by Gillian Armstrong in 1994, was able to capture many hearts with its feminist twist on the classic novel....   [tags: Sisters, Novel, Screenplay]

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Independence of the March Sisters in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

- Little Women shows the independence of the March sisters, what actions make them independent, and how they become independent women. The Laurence and March family show every different kind of love in this story, from love of family to romance. The March girls and Laurie Laurence face challenges and are taught that, in the end, experiencing problems in life are there to teach them to learn from their past mistakes, ultimately helping them grow and make wiser choices in the future. Unbelievably different from when they were teenagers, Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, and Laurie grow tremendously by learning happiness, love, and independence....   [tags: love, wealth, values]

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The Development of the Hero in Little Women

-  Louisa May Alcott furnishes a probing look at the hero through recognition of how the imaginary hero of romantic fiction is not always the ideal while bringing the reader to see the heroic in the everyday lives of four young women with the primary emphasis falling on Jo. In the chapter, "Castles in the Air," as each of the characters envisions the distant future (ten years hence anyway), Jo remarks, "I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle-- something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Death and Love in Little Women

-   "Four women, taught by weal and woe To love and labor in their prime. Four sisters, parted for an hour, None lost, one only gone..." (365-366). Jo wrote these lines in a poem, after Beth died. This is the most significant struggle for Jo. Jo and Beth are the two middle sisters in the classic novel, Little Women (1869) written by Louisa May Alcott. This is a classic novel about an American family of four daughters, a father who is off at war and a mother who works for the food. Jo and Beth are best friends and Jo sets the example for Beth....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women]

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Alcott and Hawthorne's Portrayal of Feminine Roles

- In the nineteenth century domestic, maternal women were considered the ideal. Several authors challenged this ideal while others glorified it and showed it as completely pragmatic. After all, who better to raise and feed the family than the one who is responsible for giving life to them. Louisa May Alcott shows her primary female figure in Transcendental Wild Oats, Hope Lamb, in a strong traditional female role. Hope is arguably the strongest character in the story and serves as an alternative to the typical modern feminist society promotes today....   [tags: American Literature]

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Individualism in the Film Jane Eyre

- ... Tom’s essay speaks of how “historically, people have not been kind to that which is different”, yet however, she encourages this drive within individuals as she goes on to say, “this [in fact] is what has driven the evolution of society.” Though many historical events such as the Holocaust and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have not been greeted with gratitude nonetheless, Tom explains that the acknowledgement of such events results in the evolution and change of an individualistic society. The importance of embracing one’s individuality through recognition of the barriers set by one’s society, is further exemplified in Alcott’s novel, where Marmee March, a mother of four wonderful daugh...   [tags: creativity, little women, alcott]

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Women Empowerment: The Construction of Female Gender in Anne of Green Gables & Little Women

- Introduction The antebellum period brought about many changes in American society. One of those changes was the manner in which American households were organized. Robert Max Jackson argues in his account on gender inequality that up to the 1820s a patriarchal ideology predominated the American household giving fathers absolute authority; they would rule their homes as “communal enterprises” in which husband and wife worked together in order to earn a living. However, from the 1820s onwards the economy rapidly expanded as a consequence of the industrial revolution and many men started to work away from home in industrial and commercial firms, leaving their wives at home to carry out the dom...   [tags: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women]

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Louisa, Please Come by Shirley Jackson

- “Louisa, Please Come Home,” by Shirley Jackson, is a first-person narrative story that tells the experience of Louisa in the small town of Rockville during the 1950s. The main characters are Louisa Tether, Mrs. Peacock, Carol Tether, Mrs. Tether, Mr. Tether, and Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Tether, Mrs. Peacock, and Paul worked together to solve the problem of Louis running away from home. The main character Louisa Tether is a nineteen-year-old-girl, who is fair-haired, five feet four inches tall, and weights one hundred twenty-six pounds....   [tags: Character Development, Narrative]

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Louisa, Please Come Home by Shirley Jackson

- “Louisa, Please Come Home,” by Shirley Jackson, is a first-person narrative story that tells the experience of Louisa in the small town of Rockville during the 1950s. The main characters are Louisa Tether, Mrs. Peacock, Carol Tether, Mrs. Tether, Mr. Tether, and Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Tether, Mrs. Peacock, and Paul work together to solve the problem of Louisa runs away from home. Throughout the story, Shirley Jackson shows the life of Louisa, and ultimately, aspects of this character’s personality shine....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Character Development]

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Louisa, Please Come home by Shirley Jackson

- “Louisa, Please Come Home,” by Shirley Jackson, is a first-person narrative story that tells the experience of Louisa in the small town of Rockville during the 1950s. In fact, there are six characters in this story. The protagonists of this story are Louisa Tether, Mrs. Peacock, Carol Tether, Mr. Peacock, Mrs. Peacock, and Paul. Carol and Louisa are sisters, and the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Tether. Paul is a neighbor of the Tether family, and Mrs. Peacock owns the rooming house where Louisa Tether lives....   [tags: Narrative Analysis, Character Development]

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“As We May Think”

- It is obvious that Bush viewed and approached the dissemination of information as just as much a science as physics or engineering, and that he was a scientist first and foremost. (He also resembled Max von Sydow, but that is beside the point.) Throughout “As We May Think,” the comparisons are there, and he speaks very highly of the sciences and the benefits they have brought our world. He recognized that the sciences and their results are only as good as the ability scientists have to record their findings and share them with the rest of the world, and that at the time the article was written, the methods for the recording, storage, and retrieval of that information were severely insufficie...   [tags: Article Analysis]

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The Feminist Philosphoy and May Wollstonecraft

- Fiercely independent and far from conventional Mary Wollstonecraft called for more equality between the sexes; she ignited the flame that would turn into the feminist movement we know today. Wollstonecraft was a key founder of feminist philosophy. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) stated her view that women should have a wider access to education, not taught to depend on their beauty. “A committed women’s liberationist cannot retire from the job, only die at it.” (Dann, 1985) Mary Wollstonecraft encompassed this perfectly....   [tags: education, beauty, independent]

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Why It May Be Necessary For An Organization

- 1. Discuss why it may be necessary for an organization to alter its targeting strategy over time. The characteristics of a market are always evolving, so it can be vital to the success of a company to alter their targeting strategy to meet the changes within the market. According to Lewison & Hawes (2007), “A target marketing approach requires a focus on one or more selected market segments and the development of separate marketing programs for each segment” (p.16). The reasons for alteration in the targeting strategy can include low sales, changing demographics, new competitors, and changes in market research....   [tags: Marketing, Target market, Target]

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Teratogens May Cause Birth Defects

- A teratogen is a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of an embryo fetus or breastfeeding baby that may lead to birth defects, developmental malformations, or even death. It is usually something in the environment that the mother may be exposed to during her pregnancy. It could be prescription/nonprescription medications, illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol use, vaccines, or environmental exposures. It could also be a disease present in the mother, which could increase the chance for the baby to be born with a birth defect....   [tags: embryo, breastfeeding, high-riskpregnancy]

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A Happy Life May Not Be A Meaningful Life

- ... Why I choose this essay is that I want to know: how I can have a meaningful life, and is a happy life equal to a meaningful life. From this essay, the answer is “no”, and I totally consent to what the author said. First, she demonstrated that what made us happy were usually not correlated with meaning. Exactly, I think eating delicious food and wear nice clothes are something that can really please me, however, I cannot feel a sense of meaning from these things. It seems that many people’s favorite happy life styles are meaningless....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Positive psychology]

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A Happy Life May Not Be A Meaningful Life

- ... Why I choose this essay is that I want to know: how I can have a meaningful life, and is a happy life equal to a meaningful life. From this essay, the answer is “no”, and I totally consent to what the author said. First, she demonstrated that what made us happy were usually not correlated with meaning. Exactly, I think eating delicious food and sleeping is something that can really please me, however, I cannot feel a sense of meaning from these things. It seems people are born to be lazy; we are not willing to work or to contribute ourselves to society....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Positive psychology]

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Language Attainment May Begin in the Womb

- Neuronal plasticity found in infants, and the learning process has been of keen interest to neurobiologists for some time. How does the brain develop and attain the skills we need as one grows is fascinating. It is commonly understood that a crying infant can only be consoled by his/her mother, and is able to recognize her voice over the voice of a stranger. A number of studies have also been done on the distinct reaction of infants to sounds of their own language versus a foreign language, familiar melodies or fragments of stories they may have heard repeatedly during the fetus stage (Partanen et....   [tags: Fetus Development, Development]

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Video Games May be Able to Help

- There is a common misconception that video games “brainwash” kids and do nothing but damage their intellect. Although that is not the case, video games have been proven to improve one’s everyday motor skills and even improve vision. Some parents may believe that their son/daughter will grow up to be some sort of lonely psychopath due to video games, but that is not the case. The truth of the matter is that video games do little to no damage to kid’s brains. There are many more things that improved rather than decreased....   [tags: brain wash, common misconception]

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The Recycling Controversy

- Are policies that force recycling necessary to reduce the effects of the global warming despite the high cost of recycling in comparison to the other methods of waste management. Recycling is a controversy that has become known due to the recent pressure caused by scientific evidence of global warming. At this point recycling is mainly seen as a positive because it has proven to improve our ecological footprint. However there is a negative to recycling, which has been mapped out and described in various articles: this has been viewed as the ‘myth’ of recycling....   [tags: Recycling May Be Bad for the Environment]

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"March"

- One of the most well-known American Literary Classics is “Little Woman”. Louisa May Alcott’s stirring tale about hardship, loss, and coming of age is appealing to girls and women alike. In an homage to this classic story, Geraldine Brooks gives us “March”. Written for an older crowd, “March” is the harrowing account of Mr. March, the father and wife of the protagonists in “Little Women”. The companion novel details his adventures in the South, and the events that lead to him joining the Union Army in his 40’s....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Role of Gretchen in Goethe´s Faust

- In Goethe's Faust the two main characters are seen as male figures, one being indeterminable. Despite this books blatant masculine centric view the book could easily be used by modern Feminist as a feminist view of Goethe's society. As for the novel being used by the feminist movement, their purpose would be to show how women were/ are seen versus how they truly are. Generations of readers and critics of Faust I have seen Gretchen as a sign of selfless, idealized femininity, who will ultimately lead to the redemption of Faust....   [tags: modern feminist, gender system, sexuality]

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The Trends And Events Surrounding The Irish And German Immigration Movements

- The Market Revolution 1.Discuss the issues and events surrounding the Irish and German immigration movements of the 1840s and 1850s. What is “nativism”. -Nativism is when massive immigration of the Europeans to America inflamed the prejudices of American nativists. The Americans opposed to the immigrants due to religion. Many of the Europeans were Catholics. Protestants and Catholics were involved in riots. The Irish immigrated to the United States because the Potato femine was destroyed. They were too poor....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Compromise of 1850]

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Children With Down Syndrome May Be More Friendly

- ... A GP can support the child by dealing with general health issues. They can refer the child to hospitals and specialist when appropriate. The Paediatrician is a doctor specialising in the care of babies and children. GPs can refer children onto the Paediatrician, who can then offer advice and information on Down syndrome. They can also refer the child to specialist doctors and consultants. Specialist doctors and consultants are specialists who can help with certain healthcare needs that the child with Down syndrome may have....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Down syndrome]

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Kwangju Massacre: Forgotten Tale of May of 1980

- The Kwangju Massacre, also widely known as the Kwangju Democratic Uprising to those who support the movement played a significant role in the course of democratization of South Korea. This research paper focuses on why the Kwangju Uprising occurred and the role of the United States. Many South Koreans felt that the United States supported President Chun’s military government and outlook the injustice that was taking place in Kwangju. The Kwagju Massacre ended with the army seizing the Province hall once again on May 27th 1980....   [tags: World History ]

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No Child Left Behind May Leave Some Behind

- School districts all over the country have undergone countless changes in just a few years. Are these changes for the better. Children in the current school system are faced with numerous tests every year. Why are they being constantly tested. The ceaseless use of standardized testing is a result of the No Child Left Behind Act. Continuous talk about the No Child Left Behind Act can be heard in the hallways of schools nationwide, but why does it matter. The No Child Left Behind Act plays a major role in our students’ education....   [tags: public school policy, education]

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