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Re-creating Visions of Childhood in Lively's 'Oleander, Jacaranda'

- Re-creating Visions of Childhood in Lively's 'Oleander, Jacaranda'        Penelope Lively's 'Oleander, Jacaranda' is a novella that incorporates three large, complex issues. Lively describes aspects of her childhood, discusses the philosophy behind these 'frozen moments' as she tells of the incidents she recollects and gives a thorough portrayal of Egypt in the nineteen thirties and forties. Lively uses a number of different techniques and language skills in this rather complicated novel. I will discuss the way she attempts to achieve this and will summarize with my personal opinion as to whether or not I think she succeeds....   [tags: Oleander Jacaranda]

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White Oleander, by Janet Fitch

- White Oleander is an exciting novel written by Janet Fitch. It is a novel that describes the life of Astrid, a teen girl that had to experience abuse, sexual awakening, grief and occasionally a glimmer of love. Ingrid Magnussen was Astrid's mother, she would play an important role in Astrid life. It is a novel that describes how Astrid's own life experiences and her own intellectual knowledge influences her mind to become a better person in society. This novel created has a double meaning for me because it helps me to realize that I am able to apply what I have learned from other human beings to better myself....   [tags: White Oleander Essays]

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White Oleander

- White Oleander, a dramatic fiction by Janet Fitch, was published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston. The story is about a mother and daughter, Ingred and Astrid have a very unusual relationship. Ingred loves her daughter but never asks her what she thinks so therefore doesn't know her daughter too well. Such as she does not know of her daughter's yearning for a father. Ingred makes it very clear that she will not allow herself to get close to a man. She is a very brilliant, beautiful poet, who is adored by a man named Barry Kolker....   [tags: essays research papers]

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White Oleander

- White Oleander: Book vs. Movie Like with most books that are made into movies, this was definitely a disappointment. I have always found that books can tell much better stories than what you see on screen, this was no different. The movie easily cut out very important parts of the story. The beginning of the book is so important because you really get the feel for the weird mother-daughter relationship between Astrid and her Mother. In the movie you only get to see a small portion of how Astrid’s Mother treats her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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White Oleander

- As a result of her mother’s incarceration, Astrid is thrusted into a myriad of unmerited situations- the foster homes. One evil stepmother leads to another in this tale of adversity and just when Astrid’s prospects brighten under a shining sun, the clouds roll in and it begins to rain. “White Oleander” is a Cinderella story with all the ingredients of misery and misfortune but the wrong ending. At the beginning of her first real encounter with calamity, Astrid is inundated with a deluge of emotions, leaving her dazed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Flowering Tree Guide for Plants in the Los Angles Area

- Jacaranda In Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, blooming jacaranda trees announce the coming of spring. This visually stunning tree can grow up to 100 feet tall, but most top out between 25 and 50 feet. Early growth is fast, but mature trees grow more slowly. Although some jacarandas exhibit an upright pattern, usually the branches are long and spreading, creating a wide and open crown. The bark is silvery gray to almost black and the lacy, fern-like foliage is bright green and abundant, providing plenty of filtered shade....   [tags: tree, flowers, los angles]

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Are Exams a Relevant Form of Assessment in the Education System?

- ... Wright insists that making students take exams inflicts such sadism, and that other means of assessment are more humane and give more indication of the qualities of the candidate. She believes that when children do well, it may be as a result of them being confident and healthy, and if they do badly they may be scared stiff or simply ill on the day (BBC). Wesley Paxton, another teacher present at the conference argued that exams were not the best way to assess students, as they lead to “damaged students” up to the point of nervous breakdown....   [tags: test for memory more than real understanding]

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A Comparison of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and Mandela's Glory and Hope Speech

- I Have a Dream and Glory and Hope were two speeches given, respectively, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela at times of great need; at times when ignorance and racially-based hubris intertwined themselves in the sparse gaps of human understanding. At first glance, the facets of humanity and blanket tranquillity seem to be in natural accord. Philosophers have struggled with the reason behind the absolute absence of peace as everybody, by definitions both classical and modern, longs for peace; conflict arrives from the disagreement on how to obtain it....   [tags: comparison compare contrast]

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Living in Harmony with the Wildlife

- The drought had broken after three long years, and the drops of rain that fell for hour after sodden hour replaced tear drops that had fallen uncontrollably as I watched the life sapped out of plants I’d known since they were fragile seedlings and that I’d tended with the devotion of an earth mother through previous, though less severe droughts. This cruel drought, the worst in Australia’s history, might have been a symbol of climate change, or simply part of a natural cycle of brutal weather events that have repetitiously wrecked havoc across the landscape since Adam was a boy....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Transforming Ikea into Reality

- The Idea of IKEA (Home Furnishings) The IKEA Idea is based on providing a variety of well developed, efficient house holding items at prices so low that as many individuals as possible will be able to manage them. Rather than selling expensive furniture that only a few can buy, the IKEA Idea makes it possible to provide the many by giving low-priced items that promote helping more individuals live a better life at home. The IKEA Idea books the way IKEA items are developed, produced, transferred, marketed and constructed....   [tags: home furnishings, pricing, store design]

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Biography of Nelson Mandela

- ... Whether you are pink, yellow, black, blue or white we are all equal and stand to have a good future ahead of us. This term was also found by the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, later Nelson Mandela elaborated this by saying: "Each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld - a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world" (Guardian 11 May 1994 cited in Billig 1997:97)....   [tags: discrimination, apartheid, south africa]

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Overview: A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul

- V. S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas is a story of Indian Hindu migrants whose grand-parents have been migrated in Trinidad and Tobago as indentured labourers on the sugarcane estates and started living there permanently. Two families have been described particularly in the novel in the main plot. One is Mohun Biswas’s family and other one is Tulsi family in Arwacas. Hindu rituals, rites and customs have been criticized in the novel at many places. Mr. Biswas tragic Hindu life starts when he was a mere child....   [tags: hinduism, Trinidad and Tobago]

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Forming the Pomegranate

- Forming the Pomegranate pome·gran·ate Punica granatum Punicaceae Derived from Old French pome grenate: pome for apple and grenate, having many seeds. And there is also Latin: grantus, granum, grain, seed. This skin of a pomegranate is like tissue, the inside of the body, like blood clotting. Soft tissue. At least twenty-seven different hues of red. Or any other number, perhaps it is more. Pomegranate red when a lip is bitten, the inside of the mouth--soft tissues of the mouth. The fruit's body is deformed, rough, parched....   [tags: Fruits Foods Papers]

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Investigation Of Reproduction And Development In Animals

- Investigation of Reproduction and Development in Animals Cycles, Conception and Contraception Fertility is the condition of being fertile. The aim of contraception is to inhibit fertility in individuals, hence, slowing population growth. The system by which all female contraception must operate: the menstrual cycle. What is the menstrual cycle. and what hormones are involved in controlling it. After puberty, the female produces an egg each month. Other changes take place on a cyclic basis including the uterus lining and hormone levels....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Trip to Africa - Original Writing

- Trip to Africa - Original Writing In October 2004, myself and 23 other well travelled (and not so well travelled) locals went on a two-week adventure in South Africa. Within a few hours of stepping off the plane in Jo’burg International Airport we had seen the famous Jacaranda trees, visited two places representative of South Africa’s’ diverse history and learnt the exciting and challenging journey of the Vortrekker settlers. We soon realised that to fit in everything on the itinerary this wasn’t going to be a sunbathing break, but anything was possible with our fantastic tour guide (and friend) Liese, and our driver (and chief bird spotter) Roy....   [tags: Papers]

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Somewhere to call home

- Somewhere to call home The Middle of Somewhere stresses the important facts of racism and equal rights among human beings. This interesting and compelling story is about an African family who fought the government for what they believed was right. In the times of segregation, the white people pushed around the blacks. It was the few blacks that chose to stand up for themselves and fight back for what they believed in. “The middle of somewhere”. If spoken aloud, it makes you think. This must be a place where you call home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn By Franz Xaver Winterhalter

- “Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn” By Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1843 Franz Xaver Winterhalter was born of peasant stock, in Mensenschwad, a small village in Germany’s Black Forest. His early training, as an apprentice in a studio in Freiburg, began when he was thirteen. He learned engraving and he supported himself as a lithographer, while he studied painting in Munich (nga, par.1). Even though he is known to be an academic painter, this seems to be a contradiction, as Webster’s Dictionary states that an academic painter followed rules and conventions, while a painter from the Romantic Movement broke away from convention and painted more by feeling and freedom of form, which i...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Abstract Expressionism

- Abstract Expressionism is making its comeback within the art world. Coined as an artist movement in the 1940’s and 1950’s, at the New York School, American Abstract Expressionist began to express many ideas relevant to humanity and the world around human civilization. However, the subject matters, contributing to artists, were not meant to represent the ever-changing world around them. Rather, how the world around them affected the artist themselves. The works swayed by such worldly influences, become an important article within the artists’ pieces....   [tags: Art ]

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John F. Kennedy as My Role Model

- John F. Kennedy as My Role Model I can't really think of many role models I have. I am positive somewhere throughout my life I have looked up to people. I guess John F. Kennedy is a good one to write about. I can't go wrong with him. Out of all the things he said that were very important and meaningful to me one stands out in particular. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly." This quotation is so very true if you take a second to think about it. I can't think of any times that I have achieved greatly without failing at first....   [tags: Papers]

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Paint It Black By Janet Fitch

- Paint It Black By Janet Fitch First came White Oleander, Janet Fitch's earliest successful novel, and then came Paint It Black, a tale no less mesmerizing. The story is set in the 80's Punk scene in LA and follows a young girl named Josie Tyrell as she copes with the suicide of the only person that she ever truly loved. Josie was just white trash before Michael Faraday entered her life. He read her poetry, taught her how to dream, and filled her with a light that she never knew existed, but then it was gone, and she was left in the dark, alone....   [tags: Janet Fitch]

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The Island of Jamaica

- The Island of Jamaica The island of Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is in a group of islands called the greater antilles. It has an area of 10 991 km squared or 4 244 sq. miles. Jamaica spans 230 km east to west and from 80-36 from north to south. It is third only to Cuba, which is the largest, and Hispaniola which is the second largest island. Jamaica lies in the Caribbean sea which is a part of the much larger Atlantic ocean. The island is 960 km south of Florida, 160 km southwest of Haiti, and 140 km south of Cuba....   [tags: Jamaica Countries Geography]

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Women in Chinses History

- Women in Chinese History Although there have been women in China that have held positions of power and even lead in prominent positions, the history of the Chinese civilization has been one of male dominance. “Unfortunately, no level of leadership, education or social prominence for women has changed the patriarchal nature of traditional Chinese society (Perry 279).” Women in Chinese society are still considered to be a possession of the man or are looked upon as servants. Because they are seen in this manner, except for a few, women have not been able to contribute spiritually, politically or scientifically to Chinese society....   [tags: China Females Historical Essays]

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Female Infanticide and Foeticide

- Female Infanticide and Foeticide It is regrettable that female infanticide and foeticide are rapidly decreasing the female population throughout India. The main factors that is responsible for the increase in the incidence of female infanticide and foeticide is the low status of women, son preference, and the practice of dowry across all casts groups. The low status of women and girls is due to cultural beliefs and the material cost they represent to their families. Vanaja Dhruvarajan says that there is a belief regarding the nature of men and women: "Men are ritually pure, physically strong, and emotionally mature; women, on the other hand, are ritually pollutable, physically weak, and lac...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Deserts of the World

- Deserts of the World I have been presented with the task of researching deserts, hot & cold, where they are, what type they are and so on. I have therefore created the following graphs containing the information needed. Cold Deserts of the World The main form of precipitation in a cold desert is snow -- but only ten inches or less per year. Cold Deserts of the World Name Location Size Physical Features Some Plants & Animals Special Facts Atacama Coasts of Peruand Chile 54,000 mi2 140,000 km2 Covered by sand dunes and pebbles....   [tags: Papers]

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Audience Research

- Definition of Research Research plays a critical role in decision making. It provides information that helps individuals at the agency and client better understand their product and target audience, the marketing environment, and the effectiveness of the product's advertising and media placement. Research helps inform advertisers' judgement so that they can identify their range of option and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each option. Primary research -It is first-hand research. It may include interviews which you conduct....   [tags: Business Case Studies]

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Jurassic Park

- Hammond would have succeeded in the planning of his park if he and his team hadn’t been so overwhelmed with greed and power. Since he would be the first to open a park of this type, he would be able to charge what ever he wanted. Was he just out for the money or did he just want people to learn about his discoveries of being able to clone prehistoric dinosaurs. One of errors that caused the park to fail was the fact that Hammond and the other designers of the park didn't think about the unpredictability of nature itself....   [tags: Movies Film]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- Vincent van Gogh, the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a bookseller's daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of twenty-seven. Over the course of his decade-long career (1880–90), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper. Ironically, in 1890, he modestly assessed his artistic legacy as "of very secondary importance." Largely self-taught, Van Gogh gained his footing as an artist by zealously copying prints and studying nineteenth-century drawing manuals and lesson books, such as Charles Bargue's Exercises au fusain and cours de dessin....   [tags: Biography]

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Who is Rabindranath Tagore?

- “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” These are one the finest thoughts of India’s eminent poet and educationist, Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore was an institution himself. As a distinguished scholar, poet, political thinker and educationist, Rabindranath Tagore was a personality with ideas of nationalism, democracy, freedom and rationalism. His contribution to the field of Indian education is not only great but also relevant to the present....   [tags: India, poet, educationist, biography]

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Bullying Within the Nursing Profession in Australia

- Workplace bullying is increasingly being recognised as a serious problem in society. Reports from the general media and professional press suggest that there is increasing evidence that the scale of bullying, harassment and violence amongst health care staff is widespread (UNISON, 2003). Chaboyer, Najman, and Dunn (2001) explain that although nursing in Australia is now considered a profession, the use of horizontal violence, bullying and aggression in nursing interactions has been identified as a serious problem....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Business: The Proyect Management Process

- ... In the first step the manager should determine the purpose of the stakeholder management process and plan the activities. Second and very important step is to identify existing and potential stakeholders through checklists, interviews and brainstorming. The third step is ideal for evaluation of stakeholders according to their interests and how positive or negative they are about the project. There is a stakeholder mapping technique, which is called power/interest matrix, where project managers can evaluate and categorize stakeholders according to their power and interest for the project (Olander and Landin, 2005)....   [tags: stakeholders, timing, and requirements]

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- Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of I. INTRODUCTION Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of (Arabic Al Mamlakah al Urdunniyah al Hashimiyah), kingdom in southwestern Asia, bounded on the north by Syria, on the east by Iraq and Saudi Arabia, on the south by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of Aqaba, and on the west by Israel and the West Bank, an area previously held by Jordan that has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The area of Jordan is 89,556 sq km (34,578 sq mi). Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan....   [tags: essays research papers]

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