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Representations Of Masculinity And Femininity In Miguel Street

- Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street It has been said about V.S. Naipaul's novel Miguel Street that "One of the recurrent themes... is the ideal of manliness" (Kelly 19). To help put into focus what manliness is, it is important to establish a definition for masculinity as well as its opposite, femininity. Masculinity is defined as "Having qualities regarded as characteristic of men and boys, as strength, vigor, boldness, etc" while femininity is defined as "Having qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness, weakness, delicacy, modesty, etc" (Webster)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Miguel's Education

- Miguel's Education It is said that in Ecuador you can pay off your teachers or professor for good grades, or even for a degree. So my question is: how much do I owe you for the grade on this paper. Whoa Al, this is the United States of America. In this country we work hard to get a degree and good grades in school. Maybe that's why Miguel came to America, to get a good degree the right way, by learning. Maybe you are wondering at this point what this paper is about and who Miguel is. In this paper I will discuss the life of Miguel and the cultural differences between Ecuador and America by examining the interview I had with Miguel....   [tags: Papers]

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Don Quixote, By Miguel Cervantes

- Love posses multitudes of definitions ranging from “a person or thing that one loves” [ ] to “sexual intercourse” [ ]. A relatable modern definition of the word love can be seen as “an intense feeling of deep affection” [ ]. The word love has been around for centuries, and love’s definition fluctuated with time and the ushering in of new ideas. Until the 18th century, arranged marriages were the most common form of relationship and were very much associated with the word love [ ]. In those archaic times, love could be defined as a social or political necessity instead of an emotional fulfillment or desire....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Novel, Miguel de Cervantes]

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Quixote De La Mancha Don Quixote

- In the Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha Don Quixote takes on many exploits and is often broken and beaten along the way. Whether he is fighting with imaginary giants or the knight of the White Moon, Don Quixote ends up defeated. In City Lights Chaplin’s tramp endeavors to make money in order to help the blind girl. After being fired from his recent job as a street cleaner, the tramp enters into a boxing contest for 50% of the winnings. However, things do not go as planned and the tramp finds himself in a predicament....   [tags: Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Miguel de Cervantes]

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The Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes

- What is an adaptation. According to the Oxford dictionary, adapt is “making (something) suitable for a new use or purpose, in other words to modify. So why do artists such as, writers, filmmakers, musician and painters tend to make revamp old things to suit a new purpose, but there is a time when these adaptions tend to go off to a new piece with little hints of the old masterpiece, this is shown in a novel by Miguel de Cervantes “Don Quixote”. The Don Quixote piece was adapted into films, novel, song pieces and art pieces....   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Sancho Panza]

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Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes

- Don Quixote is a Spanish novel written by the Miguel de Cervantes. This novel contains two volumes, the first one was written in 1605 and right away become on of the most famous books at that time period. The second value of the book written in 1615 and also become popular very quickly. During that period of time in the Spain was written more than 120 chivalric novels. All of the chivalric novels were very similar and had exactly the same structure and the idea. All of them were about knights and their adventures and good thing that they did for the name of their beautiful lady....   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Novel]

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Analysis Of Miguel De Cervantes ' Don Quixote

- Reading comes alive as the reader falls into the author’s voice and connects to the protagonist. When individuals read they involuntarily relate themselves to the protagonist. Therefore, a slightly different meanings of the story is created based on the individual’s personal experiences and beliefs. For instance, a novel could be considered a humorous parody of chivalric romance, but another individual could view the work as containing a serious philosophical message. This is a common scenario for Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote in which individuals can conclude many different meaning, and character analysis....   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Novel, Dulcinea]

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The Odyssey And Miguel De Cervantes 's Don Quixote

- Leo Buscaglia, a motivational speaker and American author, once stated, “Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time” (thinkexist.com). The quotation reveals that anyone can have an adventure because life is an adventure. Homer’s the Odyssey and Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote tell the stories of Odysseus and Don Quixote. The two men’s lives are full of adventure, but they are two completely different adventures. Odysseus continually fights for his life, whereas Don Quixote simply fights for chivalry....   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Romance]

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Imagination in Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes

- "Life itself seems lunatic. Who knows where madness lies. To be too practical is madness, to seek treasure where there is only trash, to surrender dreams may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness, but maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be." -Miguel Cervantes In his novel, Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes proves that a strong imagination is necessary to lead a fulfilling life. The main character, Alonso Quejana, is a man close to the age of fifty who has spent most of his life reading books about the medieval knights....   [tags: European Literature, Miguel Cervantes]

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Gender Roles During The Time Of Miguel De Cervantes ' Writing Of Don Quixote

- During the time of Miguel De Cervantes’ writing of Don Quixote in the early 1600’s, gender roles were much different than they are today. In present time, it is much more common to see fluid gender roles and equality amongst males and females as opposed to the more traditional gender roles of males being dominant over females. The setting of Cervantes’ Don Quixote is after the time of chivalry where men performed honorable deeds to impress the lady of their desires. Being the only male who is practicing knight errantry, which was very popular during the historic period of chivalry, Don Quixote is the only male character who repeatedly demonstrates respect towards female characters as well as...   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Sancho Panza]

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Poetic Relief And Historical Reference Written By Miguel De Cervantes

- Don Quixote is a parody of comedic relief and historical reference written by Miguel de Cervantes. The storyline follows the misadventures of a manic Don Quixote in his distorted view of reality. Cervantes uses the trajectory of Don Quixote’s madness to reveal that there is lunacy in everyone. Insanity is defined as a deranged state of mind or more commonly doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The word quixotic, based on the name of Don Quixote, means optimistic or idealistic in a way that is not real-world....   [tags: Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, Sancho Panza]

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The Broken Spears by Miguel Leon-Portilla

- "The Broken Spears" by Miguel Leon-Portilla The author argues that the Spanish were completely at fault for the total destruction of the Aztec Empire. In Broken spears, the author explains how many factors other than Spanish power contributed to the downfall of the Aztecs. Not only did the Spanish have many advantages over the Aztecs, but also they also exploited them and took advantage of the cultural difference. The main key aspects to the Spanish victory, is that the Spanish were viewed as gods at first because of their appearance, the Aztecs welcomed the Spanish with gifts and festivities, which showed the Spanish had total control of people....   [tags: Aztecs Broken Spears Miguel Leon-Portilla Essays]

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The Failure of High Street Retailers

- Based on retail change theories, explain the failure of high street retailers. A Case Study of Comet The recent financial meltdown that started unfolding in 2008 had a massive toll on businesses and impacted economies around the world. Adversities of the economic fallout were felt by a plethora of business sectors. Starting from the financial sector, the contagion then moved to the automobile sector, and later infected a number of downstream industries that owed their business viability to easy access to cheap credit that characterised the pre-crisis macroeconomic environment of the developed world....   [tags: Death of High Street Retailers]

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Street Dancing In Salt Lake

- Could you imagine having the title of originating street dancing in Salt Lake City. Being famous for starting a brand new attraction in Salt Lake City. I can, and I have the power to do it. Street dancing in Salt Lake City can involve into something great, into a huge exciting attraction. I know Salt Lake has what it takes to bring dance talent to the floor. Salt Lake is growing in population more and more every day. Not only the population, but Salt Lake has a huge rave scene, full of thousands of diverse people who none stop dance threw out the night....   [tags: dancing, street dancing,]

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LGBT Rights on Wall Street

- Two important trends facing Wall Street are its expansion of LGBT employee rights over the past decade and its entrance into non-traditional banking centers. These trends are interrelated and deeply affect the LGBT community. As Wall Street has greatly improved its treatment of LGBT employees, it has an opportunity to share this accepting attitude as it expands into new markets. The 1980s were notorious for rampant homophobia on Wall Street, where traders routinely screamed “faggot” on the trading floor and a closeted culture prevailed throughout firms....   [tags: Wall Street, Employee, Trends]

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Street Art And Graffiti Art

- The majority of people if asked, would not be able make any distinction between street art and graffiti art. Though in reality they are actually quite different; Graffiti writing and street art are often confused with one another. They both display their work out in the open instead of in a gallery. Though, graffiti artists display their work publicly, they are really only concerned with relating to other graffiti artists; rather than the general public. On the other hand, street artists just want to catch the attention of the general public by making a statement with their art....   [tags: Street art, Graffiti, Art, Banksy]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Wall Street '

- Wall Street I made the fourth option and watched the Wall Street movie. Oliver Stone directed this movie in 1987. The movie talks about the big business world and Wall Street. The two main characters in the movie were Charlie Sheen, named Bud Fox and he is a new stockbroker who wanted to be rich, and Michael Douglas, named Gordon Gekko who works as a banker, real estate agent, and manager of Wall Street. Gekko character was a man who will do anything to make money, even if it requires break the laws....   [tags: Wall Street Crash of 1929, Stock market]

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Street Art Vs. Art

- We are constantly seeing in the news how people have painted entire city walls; often times though, the news fails to mention the one beautiful piece out of the hundred other tags. The news is making these masterpieces look ugly and juvenile, even though street art can be just as stunning as art you would find in a museum. ‘Street art’/Graffiti is a form of art because of the precision painters are using, because of the fact they play off our emotions just as any other artist would, and because they can make something that is old and dying into something new and vibrant....   [tags: Art, Artist, Street art, Painting]

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Street Art : The Transfiguration Of The Commonplaces ' Riggle

- In ‘Street Art: The Transfiguration of the Commonplaces’ Riggle presents his theory of the conditions in which an artwork can be considered ‘street art’. One of the most important of his points being "An artwork is street art if, and only if, its material use of the street is internal to its meaning” (246). Riggle also presents a series of conditions for art to be considered street art. These are conditions are: 1. The art is open to being destroyed, stolen, defaced etc. 2. The artist relinquishes any claim over the works integrity 3....   [tags: Art, Graffiti, Street art, Banksy]

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Urban Renewal: Clean Up Barton Street

- Urban Renewal is something Hamilton is currently working on doing. We are surround by all these streets that are all boarded up and a lack of jobs surround us. Solution. Take those buildings and create something new. Renew Hamilton and make it a thriving beautiful city that all want to visit. We’ve already taken a few steps to doing this with Locke Street. Locke Street is one of the busiest commercial streets in the area. It has been that way since the 1850’s although the focus of the street has changed its has always been a thriving commercial street....   [tags: dirty, unsafe street, buildings]

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The House on Mango Street and Esperanza’s Relationship with It

- Throughout the course of Mango Street, Esperanza’s relationship towards her house change. As time passes her feelings about the house itself change and the emotional impact of the house of her changes as well. Esperanza’s house on Mango Street symbolizes her Mexican culture. For so long she has wanted to leave it. She envisions a different type of life than what she is used to - moving from house to house. “this house is going to be different / my life is going to be different”. One can look at all the things she envisions - the "trappings of the good life" such as the running water, the garden etc....   [tags: Mango Street, culture, Esperanza,]

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Analysis of Leadership as Depicted in the Movie Wall Street

- Preface This report is an analysis of Leadership in the movie Wall Street (1987), directed by Oliver Stone. This report explored the concept of leadership and how it depicted in the movie. The reports explain leader’s use of power and influence tactics. As the report proceeds it shows leader’s attributes and style and how it influences on movie character’s action and the environment in which they operates. In the end, it gives an analysis of the effectivness of the learder. This reports justify analysis based on existing theroy, research evidence and empiricallly grounded data....   [tags: Wall Street Movie]

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Cause Of The Wall Street Crash Of 1929

- The Causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 The roaring twenties came to an abrupt halt on October 29, 1929 as the stock market crashed. The steep descent started October 24, 1929, and lasted four days with over sixteen million shares being traded. Now known as Black Tuesday, economist have studies this day to get the the bottom of what caused the economic crash. Economist have found that social presence, decreased industry, loss of agricultural growth, and the invention of credit is inevitably what caused the market to crash that October day....   [tags: Wall Street Crash of 1929, Stock market]

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An Analysis of the Relationship Between Corporate America and Wall Street in Liquidated by Karen Hos

- In Karen Hos’ Liquidated, she aims to study the relationships between corporate America and the worlds greatest financial center. . . Wall Street. She puts all her three years of research in her ethnography and thus the very first page of chapter one, we can already understand Hos’ determination to understand what Wall Street is all about. The first main theme explained is the relations in Wall Street that are based on a culture of domination of staff members, their irresponsibility dealing with corporate America, and constant changes that occur during this process....   [tags: wall street, domination, profit]

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Beauty in The House on Mango Street

- Beauty in The House on Mango Street “Someday, I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my secrets to. One who will understand my jokes without me having to explain them” (9). These are the longing words spoken by Esperanza. In the novel The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is young girl experiencing adolescence not only longing for a place to fit in but also wanting to be beautiful....   [tags: House Mango Street Analysis]

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An Analysis of The House on Mango Street

- An Analysis of The House on Mango Street In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second class citizens. A society that is dominated by men, and a society that values women for what they look like, and not for what is on inside. In her Novel Cisneros wants us to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally. In the Book women are looked upon as objects by men whether they are boyfriends, friends fathers or husbands....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Cisneros' The House on Mango Street

- Sometimes in life, people wish for things they do not have. No matter how hard people wish on a star or on a candle, the wishes never seemed to be answered. Everyone has felt that bitter disappointment on Christmas morning when they finally realize that they were never going to be able to get what they wanted. This is the same exact feelings that the characters in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. Unlike us, the disappointment for these characters last throughout their childhood. Esperanza, Rachel, Nenny, Sally, and Lucy are among the kids growing up on Mango Street....   [tags: Cisneros House Mango Street]

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The House on Mango Street

- The House on Mango Street At the novel's end, Esperanza declares that she is too strong for Mango Street to keep her forever. What is the nature of her strength. How does Cisneros establish this characteristic elsewhere in the book. Esperanza feels she is too strong to live on Mango Street. She feels her life would be better if she lived somewhere else. She wants to leave Mango Street so that she can find herself. Esperanza knows that she is not like the others on Mango Street, and she wants to move to a place "with trees around it, a big yard and grass growing without a fence" (page 4)....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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The House on Mango Street

- The House on Mango Street This book is so powerful because Sandra Cisneros gives a first-hand account of the everyday magic and misery of young Esperanza, simultaneously applying themes of her desire for escape and love for the people and bittersweet childhood of Mango Street. In many other novels of this sort, the dialog comes across as an extended complaint, a long and tiresome negative report of how down-trodden and hopeless is a given situation, and how arrogantly nonchalant are those who benefit from or cause it....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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The House on Mango Street

- As a young girl, Esperanza is a young girl who looks at life from experience of living in poverty, where many do not question their experience. She is a shy, but very bright girl. She dreams of the perfect home, with beautiful flowers and a room for everyone. When she moves to the house of Mango Street, reality is so different than the dream. In this story, hope (Esperanza) sustains tragedy. The house she dreamed of was another on. It was one of her own. One where she did not have to share a bedroom with everyone....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Essays]

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Street Gangs: Removing them from the community

- Street Gangs are becoming popular in many cities across the country. According to the Department of Justice's 2005 National Gang Threat Assessment, there are at least 21,500 gangs and more than 731,000 active gang members (Grabianowski). Gangs bring fear and violence to neighborhoods, drugs, destroy property, involve youth in crimes and drive out businesses. When you have gangs in a community, it affects everyone in the community. An alarming amount of young adults are joining gangs and becoming involved in illegal activity....   [tags: Street Gangs, Big Cities, New York, California]

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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values

- The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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The House on Mango Street Cisneros's Style

- The House on Mango Street Cisneros's Style Sandra Cisneros's writing style in the novel The House on Mango Street transcends two genres, poetry and the short story. The novel is written in a series of poetic vignettes that make it easy to read. These distinguishing attributes are combined to create the backbone of Cisneros's unique style and structure. The novel has confused many critics and readers because it reads like poetry, yet in actuality it is a narrative. Cisneros admits that many of the vignettes are "lazy poems." This means that they could be poems if she had taken the time to finish them (Olivares 145)....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Symbols and Subversion in 13 Happiness Street

- "13 Happiness Street" is a political satire which relies largely on the subversion of conventional symbols to convey its message. By subversion, I mean the process by which Bei Dao uses unconventional meanings of conventional symbols to undermine accepted literary norms. That is, he offers in place of the common associations of a symbol, another symbolic association that draws its meaning from the context of the narrative. Indeed, the very meaning of the narrative is couched in the language of metaphors and symbols....   [tags: 13 Happiness Street Essays]

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Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen

- The book that I chose to do is Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen, the book has 297 pages, the reason I chose this book is personally I am tired novels taking place years before I am born. This novel pertains to urban problems and one kids' attempt to survive in the pressures of present day Brooklyn. Within the novel, there are several subplots, one being his love interest, Alyse, and Ty's fight to stay in school. As well as, his fight not to lose money or control of his territory. It is interesting to watch this young man, balance these things in his life and not let them interfere with each other....   [tags: Street Pharm Diepen]

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Ann Petry’s The Street

- Ann Petry’s The Street In our society of today, there are many images that are portrayed through media and through personal experience that speak to the issues of black motherhood, marriage and the black family. Wherever one turns, there is the image of the black woman in the projects and very rarely the image of successful black women. Even when these positive images are portrayed, it is almost in a manner that speaks to the supposed inferiority of black women. Women, black women in particular, are placed into a society that marginalizes and controls many of the aspects of a black woman’s life....   [tags: Black motherhood Petry Street Essays]

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Problems Faced By Rosa And Miguel

- Presenting Problem Rosa and Miguel are experiencing relationship problems due to developmental and financial stressors. This has created a turbulent home environment. Miguel’s verbal abuse and open hostility has Rosa emotionally overwhelmed. He is not physically abusive; however, his anger is upsetting the household. The children are also displaying emotional and physical stress related symptoms. Rosa and Miguel come from emotionally unstable homes, which has impacted their ability to communicate and manage their emotions....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Review of movie Wall Street

- Review of movie Wall Street In the big city of New York there always exist those who push the envelope a bit, and stretch the law. One such man played by Michael Douglas makes money buying and selling others' dreams. He is a stock speculator; but one that succeeds based on illegal inside information. As he puts it "I make nothing, I own" Released in 1987, Oliver Stone's Wall Street is a representation of bad morals and poor business ethics in the business world. It also shows the negative effects, bad morals and poor business ethics can have on society....   [tags: Stock Market Wall Street Film Essays Papers]

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Review of Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

- For this assignment I decided to read the book Code of the Street: decency, violence, and the moral life of the inner city by Elijah Anderson. This book is about how inner city people live and try and survive by living with the code of the streets. The code of the streets is basically morals and values that these people have. Most of the time it is the way they need to act to survive. Continuing on within this book review I am going to discuss the main points and arguments that Anderson portrays within the book....   [tags: Elijah Anderson, respect, street crime, family]

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The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street

- The Character of Carol Kennicott in Main Street The protagonist in this story is Carol Kennicott. She is a young woman attending college in St. Paul Minnesota. She wants to go somewhere in her life. She has gone out and gotten a college education so that she won’t have to be a house wife. She has an outgoing personality and is continuously trying to change the things around her. She meets a man named William Kennicott. They fall in love and move to the small town of Gopher Prairie. While there Carol tries to change her home, as well as all of the other buildings in town....   [tags: Main Street Carol Kennicott Essays]

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The House on Mango Street and the Style of Sandra Cisneros

- The House on Mango Street and the Style of Sandra Cisneros Clearly, Sandra Cisneros' writing style is one representative of a minority voice. Her amazing style allows her readers to take an active part in the minority experience. For this reason, I believe Cisneros has had a lot of influence and success in the status of minority writers, especially in the canon of what is read and taught in schools today. But, more than anything, Cisneros has shown that liberation can come through creativity and literature, and not just through geographical excursion....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Analysis of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

- After having read the novel “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros I will now concentrate on the background of the novel that moved Sandra Cisneros to write it by investigating the novel with special regard to its different dimensions. 1. The Novel 1.1 Summary The novel “The House on Mango Street” is written by Sandra Cineros. It deals with family, neighbourhood and dreams of a young Mexican girl, Esperanza Cordero growing up in Chicago. The novel begins when the Corderos move into a new house on Mango Street in the Latino section of Chicago....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Essays]

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The American Dream in The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

-      The American Dream, yes everybody has one, it can be from living in a large house and having a million dollars to just having the privilege to live in America and try to make something better for themselves in this new life or new start they are trying to grasp. There are many traditions and dreams of every American today while some dreams are practical and some are not and most of all their dreams are from the heart. The American dream is really simple--it consists of a house a job a car three kids and one dog but this is not always the case....   [tags: The House On Mango Street]

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Importance of the Monkey Garden in The House on Mango Street

- Importance of the Monkey Garden in The House on Mango Street Life as a kid is effortless, where the only motive is to have fun. Some people never want to have responsibility and complexity that comes with being an adult as they realize they must take accountability sometime. Likewise in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza tries her best to avoid is renegade against the normal expectations of women on Mango Street. Esperanza's only way to avoid having to become part of the adult world around her, is by entering The Monkey Garden where she gets to be a kid....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street

- Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street            Malouf is very skilled in creating a sense of place in 12 Edmondstone Street. This essay examines the different techniques he uses in describing 12 Edmondstone Street and Tuscany. The section set in Brisbane is seen through the eyes of a young boy, giving the reader a very clear impression of his views about and feelings towards the house. Malouf has conveyed this by basing 12 Edmondstone Street on the idea of coming back into ordinary daily life and living out what it is that you’ve seen in that moment of epiphany Malouf does this through the boy’s views, thoughts and feelings by conveying them through images and de...   [tags: 12 Edmondstone Street]

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Morals and Ethics in the Movie Wall Street

- Morals and Ethics in the Movie Wall Street The movie 'Wall Street' is a representation of poor morals and dissapointing business ethics in the popular world of business. This movie shows the negative effects that bad business morals can have on society. The two main characters are Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen and Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas. Bud Fox is a young stockbroker who comes from an honest working-class family but on the other hand, Gordon Gekko is a millionaire who Bud admires and wants to be associated with....   [tags: Film Movie Wall Street Investing Market Essays]

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Miguel Cervantes

- Born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra grew throughout his lifetime to become an accomplished and well-known author in the sixteenth century. While little is known about his early life, Cervantes’ joined the Spanish Armada at a young age. His service to Spain upheld his idea of taking risks for honor and liberty, and he portrayed this concept through many of his works, one of which being The Adventures of Don Quixote. During his time in the Spanish Armada, he fought chivalrously in the Battle of Lepanto and received a gunshot wound to his left hand, rendering it useless....   [tags: Literature]

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What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street

- What a Home Really is in The House on Mango Street “Home is where the heart is.” In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros develops this famous statement to depict what a “home” really represents. What is a home. Is it a house with four walls and a roof, the neighborhood of kids while growing up, or a unique Cleaver household where everything is perfect and no problems arise. According to Cisneros, we all have our own home with which we identify; however, we cannot always go back to the environment we once considered our dwelling place....   [tags: The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros]

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Life of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the father of the modern novel and innovative Spanish author, was also a distinguished soldier and Humanist. Born September 29, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain to apothecary-surgeon Rodrigo de Cervantes and Leonor de Cortinas, he grew up in Córdoba, Cabra and Seville. Much of his life is undocumented, so dates and events have been surmised by scholars. Cervantes studied under Lopez de Hoyos at the Estudio de la Villa in Madrid. Hoyos was fond of his student and commissioned him to write poems for inclusion in a volume commemorating the death of Elizabeth of Valiois....   [tags: the father of the modern novel]

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The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz

- “The Fifth Agreement” by Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz and Janet Mills is presented as “A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery”. This book is a follow up to Don Miguel Ruiz’s 1997 book “The Four Agreements”. From a young age, I have always sought to categorize all aspects of my life. I have achieved this through the implementation of certain attributes. These include objectiveness, perfectionism, officiousness, industriousness and decisiveness. I thrive upon structure, without which I experience excessive anxiety....   [tags: ocd, perfectionism, anxiety, depression]

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Toomer's Seventh Street, Depicts Life and Issues in the Prohibition Period

- Toomer's Seventh Street, Depicts Life and Issues in the Prohibition Period Toomer captures very deep thoughts in his writing in fairly simple language. The way he works his ideas into the text is amazing. In "Seventh Street," an excerpt from his larger work, Cane, Toomer blends ethnic ideas together while speaking about issues that involve the whole public spectrum. He begins with a four-line verse that draws the reader in and helps him to visualize the setting. Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts, Bootleggers in silken shirts, Ballooned, zooming Cadillacs, Whizzing, whizzing down the street-car tracks....   [tags: Toomer's Seventh Street Essays]

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Class Politics in 45 & 47 Stella Street and Everything That Happenes by Honey

- Class Politics in 45 & 47 Stella Street and Everything That Happenes by Honey The story of 45 & 47 Stella Street and everything that happened (Honey, E 2000) is written from a first person narrative perspective. This is evident from page 5 of the book when the narrator, Henni introduces herself to the reader and does not from change from Henni to another narrator throughout the text. The reader sees the story through Henni’s point of view of the world around her. The implied reader would be aimed at children around the same age as Henni so the reader can relate to her....   [tags: Stella Street Analysis Honey]

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Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street

- Dr. Seuss’ And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street The story of how a stupid horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street grows into a story that no one can beat. The adventure of Marco, and the things that he saw on Mulberry Street, began during the summer of 1936. Ted and Helen set sail for Europe aboard the new luxury liner, the M.S. Kungsholm. Ted, finding it impossible to settle while a summer storm hammered the ship, strode from one Kungsholm bar to another. While sipping on vodka on the rocks, he took a piece of stationery and started scribbling a rambling plot that began with “a stupid horse and wagon.” As the ship plowed the sea for eight days, the chugging rhythm of its engines re...   [tags: Dr. Seuss Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street]

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Wall Street-Financial Markets and Management in Corporations: Examined

- Wall Street: Financial Markets and Management in Corporations The film Wall Street is a movie that portrays the corruptness that can exist on Wall Street. Bud Fox is trying to establish a name and a living for himself, and thus he has the endless task of trying to increase the number of clients that he represents. In the end he is taken by the prospect of becoming rich, and it would seem that to do this requires illegal actions, such as insider trading. It is quite amazing how this can, almost overnight, lead to great riches and power....   [tags: Wall Street Film Movies Films Papers Business]

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Sculptures in James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk

- In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, Douglass describes his overseer as “a man of the most inflexible firmness and stone-like coolness” (Andrews 181). He adds that his mistress’s “tender heart became stone” (Andrews 188). When he first tries to free himself from such people, Douglass ends up “all alone, within the walls of a stone prison” (Andrews 208). Throughout these references, the image of stone is repeatedly linked with the stonehearted and dramatic Caucasian oppression of African-Americans....   [tags: James Baldwin Beale Street Could Talk Essays]

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Baseball Players: José Miguel Cabrera Torres

- Miguel Cabrera, also known as “Miggy”, was born in Maracay, Venezuela on April 18, 1983. His real name is José Miguel Cabrera Torres. Miguel was raised by his parents, Miguel Sr. and Gregoria. As a young child Miguel first started playing baseball with his neighbors. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in his home country of Venezuela. Miguel came from a very poor part of Venezuela. One thing that kept his family going, was baseball. His father played baseball as a child on up to his twenties....   [tags: miggy, marlins, dogers]

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Biography of Miguel de Cervantes

- Miguel de Cervantes was a famous novelist in Spain in the sixteenth century during the Renaissance. Cervantes lived in Spain during the Golden Age which helped him become a recognized writer. He was very talented, and he showed his talents through the interesting and wonderful novels he wrote. The most famous novel he wrote was called Don Quixote. Cervantes had a very exhausting and enthusiastic life, full of excitement and success. Miguel de Cervantes has great histories which lead him to write his wonderful novels and plays, and these have been very influential during the Renaissance and today’s writers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville

- Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brook’s “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” came from her book called Street in Bronzeville. This book exemplifies Brook’s “dual place in American literature” (Smith, 2). It is associated with Modernist poetry, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. This book is known for its theme of victimizing the poor, black woman. “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” is a poem that uses tone to represent the complex mood of the ballad. While tone and mood are often used interchangeably, there are differences even though they often work together in a poem....   [tags: Ballad Pearl Gwendolyn Brook Street Essays]

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¨ A Woman On The Street ¨

- ¨A Woman on the Street¨ Walls describes her mother scrounging through a Dumpster in New York City (1). She mentions, "I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a Dumpster."(1). The writer is a witness to her mother looking through a dumpster. "She had tied rags around her shoulders to keep out the spring chill and was picking through the trash." (2). Jeannette also describes her mother, by being able to recognize her mother 's body language (2)....   [tags: Anxiety, Mother]

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The Code Of The Street

- Anderson’s Code of the Street introduces readers to a society in Philadelphia consisting of decent and street-oriented individuals. Old heads are considered to be role models who set powerful examples of work ethic and responsibility to youths. Old Heads consists of the decent daddy and the black inner-city grandmother. This paper will compare and contrast the characteristics of my father and grandmother to Anderson’s description of the decent daddy and decent grandmother. Based on Anderson’s Code of Street, “The decent daddy is a certain kind of man, with certain responsibilities and privileges: to work, to support his family, to rule his house-hold, to protect his daughters, and to raise...   [tags: Family, Extended family, Nuclear family, Mother]

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Agroecology and Miguel Altieri

- Agroecology and Miguel Altieri Agroecology and agriculture in general took a giant leap forward in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. Previously, the New and the Old World only shared three species: sweet potato, bottle gourd, and coconut. Now that this New World had been discovered, there was much that could be gained, and it was more than just gold (Bermejo 1994). Many attempts at growing crops in the new and very different environment proved frivolous, but others found success....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays Papers]

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Miguel Cervantes

- Miguel Cervantes Miguel Cervantes and William Shakespeare, two authors at the pinnacle of the cultural rebirth of Europe during the 1500s, ironically died on the same date (this fact is a bit confused by the distinction between the Julian and Gregorian calendar. Indeed they both died on the date of April 23, 1616, but England had not converted to the Gregorian Calendar, so they did not die on the same day, but they did on the same date, as Spain's Julian calendar correlated Cervantes' death to Shakepseare's)....   [tags: Biography Artist Writer ]

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Analysis Of Wes Talks About What Living On The Street Is Like

- The author Wes talks about what living on the street is like. He explains the description of the streets very well. It influences young boys that are in school to do things that no one their age should do. It influences them to get caught up in the drug game and doing things that men three times older than them are doing. They have things in their hands like drugs, and guns that shouldn 't even be talked about that they are dealing with. Kids are dropping out of school just to mess around in drugs and they are blind by all the money they are receiving....   [tags: Mother, Family, Military, The Streets]

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Miguel Angel Asturias

- Miguel Angel Asturias Miguel Angel Asturias was born in Guatemala City in 1899. He received his law degree from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. After finishing at the University, Asturias and a few colleagues founded the Popular University of Guatemala for those who could not afford to attend the national university. In 1923 he went to Paris where he wrote El Señor Presidente. Due to it's political implications he was unable to bring the book with him in 1933 when he returned to Guatemala....   [tags: Papers]

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Miguel de Cervantes

- The Renaissance was a time of rebirth of learning. The Renaissance was about 300 years long ranging from about 1300 to 1600. The Renaissance started in the Italian cities and spread to France and the German States, Holland and England. There were many artists during this time period. One excellent and well-known artist is Miguel de Cervantes.Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcala de Henares which is near Madrid in 1547. The date of his birth is not known for sure but people believe he was born on September 29....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Miguel de Cervantes

- Born in 1547--a very important year in European history. Frances I of france died, opening France to half a century of religious turmoil. (for Spain to exploit). Henry VIII died in England, only a year after Martin Luther (in mid-sermon), thus proving to Catholic Spain that God was enthusiastic to its religious cause by removing the two heretics!. Also, in 1547, Emperor Carlos V defeated the Protestant armies at Muhlberg. His explanation, "I came, I saw, and God conquered!" As Hernan Cortes died in Seville, in the countryside around Alcala de Henares, on Oct....   [tags: European History]

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The Spaniard Quietist Miguel de Molinos

- The Spaniard Quietist Miguel de Molinos I. Factors. The Church, since its origins has suffered from the attack of heretics and their heresies which have caused many controversies and schisms within it. However, many of the conflicts are the result of other than heresies. There are cases where conflicts arose because of ambition of power, lack of moral, and intrigues, other because of lack of wisdom and a poor theological understanding. One of the instances in which a mixture of the elements mentioned above were present was the case of the Spaniard quietist Miguel de Molinos during the XVII century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Lonely Street

- The street is quiet, and seems like it is dead. The sounds I can hear are the leaves rustling in the breeze, and the pitter-patter sounds of raindrops falling on the ground. Together, they compose a brilliant song of nature. No din from the high-school students, no irritating noise from the car. No one, not even a soul dares to make a sound to disturb this moment. Everything is silent, as if it isn’t even alive, just like a ghost street that only emerges in the mid-night and will vanish when the first sunlight strikes down from the sky....   [tags: short story]

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Broken Spears by Miguel Leon-Portilla

- The Broken Spears is a book written by Miguel Leon-Portilla that gives accounts of the fall of the Aztec Empire to the Spanish in the early 16th century. The book is much different from others written about the defeat of the empire because it was written from the vantage point of the Aztecs rather then the Spanish. Portilla describes in-depth many different reasons why the Spanish were successful in the defeat of such a strong Empire. Portilla starts out by giving a thorough background of the culture and religious beliefs....   [tags: Aztecs History, Motecuhzoma]

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What Makes U Street, U Street

- As one emerges from the dark depths of the metro and receives a quick breath of fresh city air they are quickly overwhelmed with the sights and sounds of U Street. Depending on where you are, you may smell coffee and an overwhelming aroma of chili and cheese from Ben’s Chili Bowl as cars whiz by. As you are facing Ben’s Chili Bowl and look to your left it is clear that the urban renewal, that began in the mid 1990s, has been effective with many nice new buildings and luxury condominiums. However, as you look to your right, the drastic changes that U Street has experienced become evident....   [tags: Community Analysis]

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Spanish Leadership and Cruelty in An expedition by Miguel López de Legazpi

- ... finally gained control of the Philippines. Spanish injustices, bigotry, and economic oppressions fed the movement, which was greatly inspired by the brilliant writings of José Rizal. In 1896, the revolution began in the province of Cavite, and after the execution of Rizal that December, it spread throughout the major islands. The Filipino leader, Emilio Aguinaldo, achieved considerable success before the new revolution, when the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898. On May 1, 1898, the Battle of Manila Bay took place as part of the Spanish–American War....   [tags: central rule, phillipines, malayans]

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The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery, by Miguel Ruiz and Jose Ruiz

- My life experience might be simple, but I have learned a lot from my life. It is not necessary that someone’s experience has to be a good one to talk about; the point is he should have a passion to learn lessons from it. Every time you go through a bitter experience either in your travels, work, or somewhere else, I would have to say “Congrats. You have got a story to tell your grandsons someday.” I have learnt a lot of lessons from this life and taught myself beautiful lessons. I taught myself to stand firm, never give up, and do my best....   [tags: Essays on The Fifth Agreement]

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel Cervantes

- Through the use of tone, authors can appear objective, while in reality they use their attitude to influence their readers. The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha is a novel written in episodic form, by Miguel Cervantes in 1615. By ridiculing Don Quixote, the protagonist, this novel parodies medieval romances and satirizes the hero knight. Joe Darion’s songs, “The Impossible Dream” and “Man of La Mancha”, are from the 1965 musical Man of La Mancha. In this musical, a more serious tone is applied, since Don Quixote is regarded with respect....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tone]

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The True Value of Street Art

- Mention the word graffiti and what typically comes to mind is something unpleasant and distasteful like indecent language scribbled on a wall of a store or crude pictures. Most graffiti is characterized as vandalism on property that does not belong to the culprit. Graffiti also displays negative graphics that promote some type of vulgar message such as violence, sex, drugs, gangs, and racism. On the other hand, when the terms “street” and “art” come together, a blast of colorful creations upon blank slates on the street comes to mind....   [tags: When Does Graffiti Become Art?]

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Street Harassment Is A Serious Issue

- Whistling and clicking of the tongue is how most people call a dog to get it’s attention. If that’s so, then how come 38 percent of women are whistled at monthly, and almost 95 percent at least once. Why is okay to use behaviors that humans reserve for dogs on women. Street harassment is a serious issue that needs to be stop, and although many men think a catcall is a compliment for many women it’s uncomfortable and threatening. Street harassment affects women’s lives more than people think. Because of street harassment women are constantly on guard and fearful on the streets....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Sexual harassment, Harassment]

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The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

- The Monsters are Due on Maple Street “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” is an episode from the popular tv series The Twilight Zone. Twilight zone was created by Rod Serling, and first aired in 1959. The series is a dramatic fantasy and science-fiction anthology. The episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple street” is based around aliens. At least from the surface the episode seems to be about aliens. The average viewer would not see that the episode also has a deeper meaning, one that relates to history....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism, United States]

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The Street Children of Latin America

- An eight or nine year old boy with dirt in his face, wearing ripped jeans, shoes and a dirty shirt doing his best to stop one of a thousand cars in order for him to wash the windshields of a car for a miserable wage. This young man was struggling to carry a large container with soap and water and a small red rug which he held with his small, left hand. His facial expression revealed fear, doubt and resignation. The inside of me wanted to cry and at the same time, I wanted to take him with me and give him a warm cup of milk....   [tags: Homelessness]

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The Criminal Of A Street Offender

- Introduction The explanation of a criminal act is a two way street, while being simple, it’s often very complex. Often society asks how such a crime could occur, what was going through the individuals mind in committing, what was the cause. All factors that influence criminal deviant acts can be encompassed in the lifestyle and culture of a career criminal. Regardless of the subtype a criminal falls in, all offenders have many attributes that parallel each other and lead to deviant behavior. In studying the most common type of criminal, a street offender represents this two way street explanation....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Criminology, Gang]

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Street Crime Is Not A Crime

- Street crime is any type of crime that occurs outside on the street. It can be robbery, theft, harassment, criminal damage or assault and can happen to anyone. Young people may be especially at risk because they are out and about a lot and may also be involved in gangs. These crimes can happen anywhere that children and young people go - at school, at home, in parks, at clubs and leisure centers. The perpetrator may know the victim they may not. Wherever it happens, or whoever does it, it is still a crime....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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The Street After The Antique Business

- city, Hudson rebound itself by turning into a tourist city. Official people renovated many buildings on Warren Street after the antique business became a big thing and tourists started coming in. After our talk, I decided to go find out how the north side is like. Buildings in the north side were clearly plainer and older. They had put up light strings on the tree on Warren Street but the all blocks in the north side were poorly-lit and seemed a little scary in darkness. With a feeling of unsetting, I was eager to leave the neighborhood and go back to Warren Street....   [tags: New York City, New York, Antique, Tourism]

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