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Alice Walker's Meridian: The Exploitation of Idealism

- In this historical and realistic novel, Meridian, written by Alice Walker, portraying the brutalities of life which most African Americans, especially women in the deep South, were forced to endure during the civil rights movement in the 1960s was a both a universal hardship and triumph for all of society. As the main character, Meridian Hill, repeatedly questions the value of her life through death and rebirth, she also seeks to discover the idealized woman, whom certain people repeatedly try to see inside of her while she repeatedly tries to bury that notion in the ground....   [tags: Book Analysis, Racial Issues, Civil Rights Era]

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Context, Violence and Leadership in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

- Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” does a marvelous job of highlighting the violent nature of mankind. The underlying cause of this violent nature can be analyzed from three perspectives, the first being where the occurrence of violence takes place, the second man’s need to be led and the way their leader leads them, and lastly whether violence is truly an innate and inherent characteristic in man. Cormac McCarthy once said, “I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone can live in harmony is a really dangerous idea.” (Overview) This quote leaves us with the impression that humanity as a whole is innately violent, and we will explore this idea by examining...   [tags: Gang, Bloodshed, War]

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Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian

- Depravity and Destruction in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a passionate, lyrical, and ugly novel of depravity and destruction of life in the Old West. It is a story of a hellish journey where violence and corruption are currency in a life of murder and treachery. Contrasting scenes of scenic beauty, poetically described by McCarthy, are negated by his gruesome accounts of despicable scenes of human cruelty in the examination of evil. Like all of McCarthy's earlier novels, Blood Meridian (1985) had a lukewarm arrival to the literary world in the sense of sales and publicity, in part due to McCarthy's own aversion to self-promotion (Woodward 28)....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays]

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Judge Holden of Blood Meridian

- Judge Holden of Blood Meridian Although Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian tells the story of the kid and his journey through the harshest of environments, much of the action in the novel centers around Judge Holden. Judge Holden is a mystery from his very first appearance in the novel and remains so until the very end of the novel, when he is one of the few characters surviving. The kid first comes face to face with Holden in a saloon after a riot and eventually joins with Holden and a gang of misfit scalp-hunters to roam the Mexican-American borderlands....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays]

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The Setting of Blood Meridian

- Cormac McCarthy's setting in Blood Meridian is a landscape of endless and diverse beauty. McCarthy highlights the surprising beauty of combinations of scrubby plants, jagged rock, and the fused auburn and crimson colors of the fiery wasteland that frame this nightmarish novel. Various descriptions, from the desolate to the scenic, feature McCarthy's highly wrought, lyrical prose. Such descriptions of the divine landscape seem to serve a dual function. While being an isolated highlight to this gruesome novel, McCarthy's beautiful setting also serves as an intricate device in defining the novel's themes and creating the reality in which it is set....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays]

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Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian

- Journey through Hell in Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian details what can only be described as the kid's journey through hell. Throughout the novel McCarthy gives the reader the sensation of being in hell. The is brutal and unforgiving physical setting adds a hellish atmosphere in which there is no evidence of any morals or sympathy for the innocent. Judge Holden is even described in terms reminiscent of the devil. All of these factors lead the reader to compare the kid's journey through the Mexican-American border country with a descent into hell....   [tags: Blood Meridian Essays]

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The Past, Present And Future

- The past, the present and the future. Can they exists at the same time. Today I was driving one of my best friends to the airport, she stayed for one week in Miami; while I was crying saying goodbye at the airport, I remembered the good time we had in the last week and how fast it passed. Now we are in the present, saying goodbye. This is how we start seeing we don 't have three separated times. In our minds time is always mixed with: past, present and future. Like professor Phillip Zimbardo said on the psychology of time video: we can be oriented at the time we choose, some people tend to worry excessively about the future and all they do is work for it; some can be past oriented either in...   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Past]

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The Color of Water: Remembering the Past

- Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Studying history is necessary for people to avoid making the same mistakes. Whether it is about a country’s glory or personal misfortune, analyzing the past provides valuable lessons for people from all ages. They can draw wisdom and adjust their present behaviors. In his memoir, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, James McBride illustrates this concept when he quests his mother Ruth’s old times and his new world....   [tags: history, the past, memories, james mcbride]

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One’s Past is Like a Shadow

- Zadie Smith’s White Teeth epigraph “What is past is prologue,” means that what has occurred in the past has led up to what is happening in the future or present. Smith illustrates the struggles three families go through for identity, legacy, striving for a good future while holding onto the traditions of the past, and maintaining ones religion or beliefs. Through the text, the thematic significance of the past occurs often with the recurring flashbacks which sometimes goes as far back to 1857; with Samad’s mutinous great-grandfather and 1907 with Irie’s past about her great-grandmother and white colonial great-grandfather....   [tags: zadie smith, past, white teeth]

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The Ontological Question Of Reality Of The Past, Present And Future

- Philosophers are divided on the ontological question of the reality of the past, present and future. While nearly all contemporary philosophers agree that the present time exists, there has been substantial disagreement over the existence of the past and future. In this essay I will argue that it is not that case that only the present time exists. I will argue that conclusion by discussing the ideas put forward by Presentists. This will then be contrasted with the ideas given by Eternalists, with a brief look at the Growing Block Theory....   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Past]

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Meridian, by Alice Walker

- The women of the late sixties, although some are older than others, in Alice Walker’s fiction that exhibit the qualities of the developing, emergent model are greatly influenced through the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Motherhood is a major theme in modern women’s literature, which examines as a sacred, powerful, and spiritual component of the woman’s life. Alice Walker does not choose Southern black women to be her major protagonists only because she is one, but because she had discovered in the tradition and history they collectively experience an understanding of oppression that has been drawn from them a willingness to reject the principle and to hold what is difficult....   [tags: Motherhood, Traditions]

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Did I Do That?: A Look Back at Past Mistakes

- Admit it, if you had the opportunity to go back in time to smack your younger self in the face you would. It would be a dream come true, just to be able to look directly into the eyes of the little fifth grade version of yourself and then take a huge front hand swing right to the side of the face. I’m getting excited just thinking about it. The younger versions of ourselves were stupid and we did embarrassing things. By going back in time and leaving a big red mark on your own child like face, you would be doing your younger self a favor....   [tags: proud, past, consequences, change]

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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

- In the novel Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, he illustrates how bloody and gruesome the expansion to the west really was. Deconstruction is defined as “a critique of the hierarchical oppositions that have structured western thought: inside/outside, mind/body, literal/metaphorical, speech/writing, presence/absence, nature/culture, form/meaning” (Culler 126). The author uses deconstruction so that the reader can see how dark the movement to the west was. As previously mentioned, deconstruction of a culture can take place in one’s mind, and by reading this book, the reader’s thoughts on American westward expansion changes because of the dark elements the author uses in his book....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]

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Speech About Her Past, Present And Future

- ... She then went straight into a brief description of her past, which involved a lot cheerleading and college at USA. She didn’t spend too much time talking about it anymore and moved on to her present situation as a fulltime student at MGCCC and working at a store in Mobile. Then goes on into stating that she plans on getting married and finishing her degree in the medical field. It was somewhat very “Listy” sounding, but she did manage to get her points across. As for Torree’s verbal aspects of the performance, I would say that she could try to be more personable with the audience....   [tags: Time, Future, Past, Nonverbal communication]

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The Color Purple And Meridian By Alice Walker

- ... Kilt it out there in the woods. Kill this one too, if he can” (Walker 2). The “it” Celie is referring to is her unborn child. Celie was impregnated by her father on multiple occasions and she became used to her children unborn or born being taken away from her. Once Celie’s father was done with her he tried to sell her to men, “But I can let you have Celie. She the oldest anyway. She ought to marry first. She ain’t fresh tho, but I spect you know that. She spoiled. Twice. But you don’t need a fresh woman no how” (Walker 7)....   [tags: The Color Purple, Alice Walker, Woman, Abuse]

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Analysis of Denise Levertov's A Time Past

- Analysis of Denise Levertov's A Time Past   In Denise Levertov's poem, "A Time Past," she focuses on an inanimate object that reminds her of a former love and her many feelings about their relationship and its termination.  In addition, she comments on other special people in her life and moments she spent with them.  Levertov seems to share her very real and personal feelings in this poem.  It is not totally clear whether or not she is reflecting on her life with her former husband, Mitchell Goodman, in the poem but it is very possible.  Goodman was "arraigned with other notable persons for 'conspiracy'" during the Vietnam War (1110).  The two may have divorced soon after this in...   [tags: Levertov Time Past Essays]

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

- Blood Meridian The ending of the Blood Meridian is both abstruse and compelling. The setting when the kid first walks into town (pp.324) seems almost too familiar. This town could be any number of different towns located throughout the Midwest, but it seems strangely related to the town of Nacogdoches. The Kid, once thought to be on some sort of migratory movement to the West, has now completed a full circle and has returned to the place of his birth. Birth not in the physical sense of being delivered from his mother’s womb, but rather the Kid experienced a rebirth in the form of one of the judge’s “great clay voodoo dolls (pp.13).'; Throughout the whol...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past

- Marcel Proust Defines the Self in Remembrance of Things Past Proust seems to be unique among the twentieth century authors in that his denial of rational thought is through the use of sensation to respond to the problem--instead of experience, for example--by defining the self as a retrievable essence comprised of all past experiences. Our human condition is defined by mortality, contingency, and discontentment. This reality combined with the new outlooks of relationships between our lives and the objects that surround us in our world, have caused authors in the twentieth century to question traditional Western thought....   [tags: Remembrance Things Past]

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Blood Meridian

- In Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy describes a lawless and godless group of men ordained to cleanse the West of lesser people. This group wanders through the West leaving a trail of slaughtered people in their trail. The emptiness and ruthlessness of their hearts is reflected in the harsh and unforgiving landscape. McCarthy uses reoccurring themes of war, religion, and dance to paint a graphic picture of the savageness of life in the West. As men ordained on a mission, Glanton's Gang is paid to seek out the scalps of Apaches and return them to the Mexican town of Chihuahua City....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy]

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Sheltering Sky versus Blood Meridian

- Extreme circumstances bring about substantial changes in people. At least that is what Paul Bowles and Cormac McCarthy seem to be saying in the writing of their respective books, The Sheltering Sky and Blood Meridian. Both authors place their characters in difficult locations, dealing with difficult people and expect them to emerge changed, for better or for worse. In The Sheltering Sky, Bowles takes his American trio and places them in the desert lands of the African continent where the wide, dry impossibly desolate terrain takes its toll on their minds and bodies....   [tags: Paul Bowles Cormac McCarthy]

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Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

- Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Violence has always been part of society. A cursory glance at the evolutionary periods to the classical ages up to the modern time shows that many breakthroughs were made after violent upheavals to either remedy the wrongs in society or to ensure survival of one group against the other. Such instances include the wars for territory where one group was faced by extinction if they didn’t rise up in arms such as the regular French-Germanic wars....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future

- Death in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Maddy's No Past, No Present, No Future Death is an inevitable fact that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Whether it is losing a friend, family member, someone famous and well known, or finally themselves, everyone knows what it's like to deal with the topic of death. In The Wasteland T. S Eliot is describing death with a very different approach which makes death seem poetic yet very dreary and uninviting. On the other hand, in Yulisa Amadu Maddy's book No Past, No Present, No Future death is not poetic at all but very cold and melancholy....   [tags: Death Eliot Maddy Wasteland Future Past Essays]

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Life Lessons in Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s No Past, No Present, No Future

- Life Lessons in Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s No Past, No Present, No Future An age-old cliché states that one really never appreciates what he or she has until it is gone. Does this mean that nobody has ever truly appreciated the gift of life while living. Such an assumption cannot easily be made because no one can truly know the experiences or feelings. One can only try to understand by relating it to personal experience. On the other hand, this cliché would seem to explain the changes that people undergo as a result of a close brush with death....   [tags: Death Maddy No Past Present Future Essays]

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future

- Death and Dying in T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Yulisa Maddy’s No Past No Present No Future I am immortal. Although I realize that I will die, I don’t believe it. The fear of death motivates me to ignore my mortality and, in motivating me to ignore, allows me to live a jaded, happy life. If death were a predominant thought, then appreciating life would seem difficult—unless of course I changed my name to Harold. Everyone confronts the idea of death sooner or later; different people just deal with death in different ways....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Future Present Past Essays]

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A Sense Of The Past

- How far do you agree that the characters and events in the play are shaped by a sense of the past and this is the basis of their tragedy. Tennessee Williams intended the past to be one of the main themes of the play. The narrator of the play Tom is telling us a story from his memory. Williams intended to show the inescapability of the past by using many different techniques to convey this to the audience. The play is unrealistic because it comes from a characters memory. Memories are fromed from experiences from the past and can be manipulated and subjective....   [tags: Plays]

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The Paintings of the Past

- An important communication tool was utilized during the Neolithic time. Cave drawings are essential to archeologists today because it is man’s method to illustrate the story of evolution. The symbols, colors, and locations will catch the eye of many, but the ultimate question still remains. How do the cave and rock drawings connect to the prehistoric times. Why is it important. Where is it located. The importance of Art presents archeologist with a picture into the Past. From Cave and rock art, to the preservation of the paintings, to finally the meaning behind the art, archeologists then can discover how people lived and what it was like back then....   [tags: research paper, neolithic time, caves]

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The Wrongs Of The Past

- ... In Austria alone “historians estimate the total amount of property seized from Austria’s Jews at roughly $14 billion, of which 60 percent was never returned and never compensated” (Timmerman). Each case carries its own body of evidence. Some have a clear paper trail and irrefutable proof of ownership and theft, while others are less clear cut and need to be investigated more thoroughly. Each claim needs to be investigated with the same care and application of the law. This is the only way to ensure fairness and proper restitution and reclamation for the victims and their families....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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A Woman Of The Past

- ... In 1765, after the death of French monarch Louis XV, his grandson, Louis-Auguste, heir to the French throne was pledged to marry Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette was describes as a young, delicately beautiful, with gray-blue eyes and ash-blonde hair and 14 years lazy and extremely frivolous child. -On May 16, 1770 Marie Antoinette and Louis-Auguste were married. in 1774, and Louis-Auguste became king of French and at age at 19, Marie Antoinette queen of France. As Marie Antoinette got older she was seen as vivacious, outgoing and bold, a social butterfly who loved gambling, partying and extravagant fashions (Editors, 2016)....   [tags: Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette]

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A Hobby Of the Past

- Life would be absolutely tedious and dull without hobbies. Everyone has an activity they like to do on a daily basis. Whether it be reading a good book, playing Sudoku or crosswords, gardening, or color coding the sock drawer; everyone has their own unique hobby that they have adapted to. My hobby is a thing of the past that I have not participated in in a long time. However, ten years ago, I had no inkling that my hobby would be my career that I will pursue in the future. This activity originally started when I was about six years old....   [tags: Autobiography, Personal Experience]

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The For The Past Decade

- ... However, LIFO profits are more stable than those generated by the FIFO method. “LIFO produces a better measure of income and a higher quality of earnings” (Willmore, 2015). Using LIFO could lower taxable income, resulting lower tax liability for the firm. Switching inventory methods would increase taxable income for the firm. When the convergence happens, the switching in inventory methods would cause The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) potentially issue additional penalties if companies did not amend their cost of goods sold for the full year (Willmore, 2015)....   [tags: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles]

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The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future

- The Connection of Mortality with One’s Love of Life in T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Yulisa Amadu Maddy's No Past No Present No Future Through many writers’ works the correlation of mortality and love of life is strongly enforced. This connection is one that is easy to illustrate and easy to grasp because it is experienced by humans daily. For instance, when a loved one passes away, even though there is time for mourning, there is also an immediate appreciation for one’s life merely because they are living....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy No Past Present Essays]

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Mcpherson 's Troops As They Destroyed Rail Road Tracks Heading Out Of Meridian Mississippi

- ... Grant, setting out destruction and fear. Sherman’s next plan was taking the Confederate stronghold of Georgia, Sherman knew he had to plan the coordinated attack with his Generals and forces, to push through the state of Georgia, essentially splitting it in half to force the Union forces to scramble and become disorientated. Sherman’s Plan was to take the city of Atlanta, the state capital itself Milledgeville, then down onto the eastern seaboard and capturing the Confederates main shipping hub of Savannah; before turning north and taking the Carolina’s....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Marriage Is Outdated And A Thing Of The Past

- Throughout history we as a society grow and change, who we are and what we stand for. We look at those who have come before us, and try to make improvements to better fit our current lives. Looking at our countries history from the 1950’s forward, one can see the roles and purpose marriage have changed. Some would even dare to say marriage is outdated and a thing of the past. Many factors have changed how our society acts or thinks about a certain subjects, one being marriage. The government passes laws and legislation to move the country in one path or another....   [tags: Divorce, Marriage, Family law, No-fault divorce]

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Ethics in Journalism: The Past and Now

- From the times of Walter Williams to now, journalism and especially ethics have been changing. Ethics in journalism is very important for journalists in today’s society. Williams was a 20th century journalist that founded the first American journalism school, the School of Journalism at Indiana University (Ibold). He brought a global perspective to journalism at a critical point while American journalism and code of ethics were developing (Ibold). Everything changes with time. So, has ethics in journalism changed from the past to now....   [tags: Journalism]

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Racism Is A Thing Of The Past

- Racism is a thing of the past; it is not still present in 2016. Racism is dead. These are widely misunderstood or incorrect phrases people tend to say. Actually racism is everywhere; it is in our news, entertainment, everyday life etc. People continue to deny it even though it is plainly here in our faces. It is 2016 and the KKK (a terrorist organization against African Americans) is still rallying, but people think racism does not exist anymore. The KKK even rallied at the University of Missouri....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, African American]

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Is Human Spaceflight a Thing of the Past?

- "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong (Dunbar). When Armstrong took those first steps on the moon he probably never realized that, in the future, people would be questioning whether we should continue spaceflight. Some question whether human space flight is worth all the money that goes into it. So why not send robots, others inquire, they are less expensive to send. Some question whether space flight is necessary at all and plead with others to focus on the problems we face here on Earth....   [tags: space exploration, space flights, apollo 13]

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The Hamartia of Successful Leaders of the Past

- When looking at successful leaders of the past, each one had a hamartia, or a flaw, that destroyed their rule. For example, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was one of the greatest rulers Egypt has ever had, but too much power lead to prison. Being in power for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak had an economic growth of 5-6% for the last 5 years, he kept peace for 30 years, he had no religious elements in politics, he gave freedom to leave and enter Egypt, he gave freedom to transfer money in and out of Egypt and had good relations with most of the world....   [tags: flaw, dies, suffers, king]

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History and Accurately Reconstructing the Past

- The past is complicated and often difficult to comprehend, making reconstructing history a challenging task. When trying to piece together the past, there are numerous issues that can arise for historians, mostly catered toward sources - anything historians use to gain information on the past. Among these issues, the most prominent include reliability of said sources, bias, and lack of information. These problems only serve to complicate the process of reconstructing the past accurately....   [tags: Bias, Sources, Events]

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The Past and Future of Suspension Bridges

- For many centuries, mankind has worked tirelessly to adapt his environment to his needs. This means artificially fertilizing soil, genetically engineering plants, even attempting to create rain artificially (Mone). However, sometimes, water has gotten in the way, so, when man wants to build his roads across them, his solution was: Pick up the road and carry it across. Many suspension bridges are already well known for their frequent usage. For example, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Union Bridge connecting England to Scotland, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which expands New York City to surrounding islands....   [tags: Bridges, engineering, ]

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Letters Are a Thing from the Past

- Letters Are a Thing from the Past When was the last time you wrote a hand written letter. Probably, “not recent.” When was the last time you sent an e-mail. You’re thinking, “I’ve sent a couple just today.” Smart phones, laptops, and tablets are taking over the world. Texting is the number one way of communication these days. The advancement of technology is the reason why hand-written letters are a thing from the past. Technology is the main reason why hand written letters are getting lower and lower in quantity....   [tags: communication methods and influence of technology]

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Slavery As A Thing Of The Past

- Slavery is often presented as a thing of the past. It is not one. Textbooks portray slavery as something of the Old South; they show it in narrow terms in which slavery is something that ended after the Civil War. It is not. Just as slavery existed long before Cristoforo Colombo stumbled upon the Americas, it has endured long since the Thirteenth Amendment was passed. But such a portrayal is comfortable for America because if slavery is over, then we are free of guilt; instead, we can regret, which is far less painful to live with....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Chinese Immigrants of the Past and Present

- Chinese immigrants to the United States of America have experienced both setbacks and triumphs in the quest to seek a better life from themselves and their families. First arriving in America in the mid-1800s to seek jobs and escape poor conditions in their home country, the Chinese found work as labors and settled in areas known as Chinatowns (Takaki 181-183). In the early years, these immigrants experienced vast legal racism and sexism as women were forbidden to enter the country and the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented laborers from entering the country for years (Takaki 184-192)....   [tags: Chinatown, discrimination]

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Abstinence Is A Thing Of The Past

- One way to teach Sex Ed is an abstinence only method. This method has schools emphasize saving yourself until marriage with help of speakers. Abstinence only programs have speakers that work with organizations like W.A.I.T (Why Am I Tempted), A.P.E(Abstinence protects everyone), and No Screwin’ Around. One speaker named Shelly Donahue works for W.A.I.T and she uses tape and puts it on the arm of six boys to represent the average six sexual partners americans have, the tape in this situation represents a woman saying after each guy the tape “lost it’s ability to make a tight bond” and the speaker uses other techniques, but none as damaging as that one(Kopsa)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' The Past '

- ... 5). Coates ( 2015) wants to transfer his message effectively to his audience that "America believes itself exceptional and America as a society is intentionally blind to its race described shortcomings and America as a society emphasizes that racial issues are inherent and unavoidable human experience"( P. 29). Based on Coates 's personal experiences, he was able to apply persuasive expression in his article how he and black young males felt. He mentioned( 2015) that how growing up in the west of the Baltimore area taught him the criterion of behaviors regard to the life of the street to gangs and to other black Americans who were resemble to him or attempting to protect their lives( P...   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, Racism]

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Cryptography : The Past, Present And Future

- ... Around 100 BC, Julius Caesar used a form of encryption, a substitution cipher called the Caesar cipher, to give secret messages to his army generals. To explain further, “a cipher is an algorithm used for encryption or decryption” (Red Hat). So, in the substitution cipher, each character of text you see is represented as a different character according to the cipher code. Let’s fast forward to modern times. IBM was needing to create a form of encryption because of market demand. The result was a cipher called “Lucifer”....   [tags: Cryptography, Cipher, RSA, Key]

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Pain, No Past History Of Arthritis

- GEN/CC: I can barely fit into any of my shoes my ankles are all swollen and I am having difficulty breathing. HPI: EO is a 72 year old Caucasian female who was on holiday with her husband from Canada presents in the emergency room with a 3 weeks history of progressively increasing breathlessness, orthopnea and ankle swelling. The breathlessness comes on with minimal exertion and she denies a history of chest pain. Her husband forced her to come to the emergency room because she had difficulty breathing while sitting down....   [tags: Myocardial infarction, Hypertension, Heart failure]

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Inclusion: The Past, Present, and Future

- There are millions of children that are passing through the United States school system every day, not all children possess the same traits, and not all children can learn at the same rate, and do not perform at the same ability. The fact that all children learn differently and some have difficulties learning in general classrooms, special education was put into place to try and take care of these issues. Special education programs were put into place to help all students with disabilities. These children range from general disabilities to more complex and severe disabilities....   [tags: Special Education Essays]

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The Great Empires Of The Past

- There are many common themes between the great empires of the past. The commonality that allowed these empires to prosper is the development of agriculture. People need to be fed and being able to grow enough food to feed the inhabitants of a city, as well as having excess that could be traded with others, allowed groups of people and civilization to grow and thrive. Creating canals for irrigation and domesticating animals allowed farmers to grow enough crops for food and trade. The domesticated animals also allowed trade routes over land which created wealth for cities and merchants....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Social class]

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Lookin Past the Surface of Discipline

- When the majority of the population hears the word discipline they automatically associate the word with terms like punish and control. These clichéd adjectives will limit a person’s ability to expand their thinking past an evident definition. This limitation blinds them from seeing more than one interpretation of the word, thus preventing the consideration that maybe discipline is more than just a form of punishment. Discipline is to enforce a firm collection of guidelines either to correct an undesirable behavior or to achieve a certain goal with the intended objective of beneficial results....   [tags: punishments, timeout, self-control]

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Technology in Education: Past and Present

- The history of higher post-secondary learning is a long, interesting, and fruitful one. Universities date back close to a thousand years and has been seen grow, expand, and now become a center for the future of every nation. The fast increasing pace that technology has education and technology has been closely linked and now have their future, success, and fate are carefully intertwined. Because of technology we’re now seeing education finally moving away from the traditional setting and expanding without much restriction....   [tags: Education]

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Criminology in the Past and Today

- The Law today is a summary of various principles from around the world from the past and the present. Early practises of law were the foundation of the law that we know and abide by today. These practises were referred to as the Classical school. Over time however, different criminologist have altered and greatly improved the early, incomplete ideas and made them more complete and practical to more modern times. This newer version is referred to as the Positivist school. This rapid change from the classical to the positivist perspective was due to the change and growth of civilization....   [tags: History Crime Law]

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Labor: The Past, Present, and Future

- ... He was never unemployed, however, moving forward he left his job at the dental lab to work for Prudential Insurance Company. He found his main occupation through a childhood friend who was in the business. As an Insurance agent, he was a member of an AFL orientated labor union for the agents of Prudential Insurance. He was not a member of the union for long as he was promoted to a Sales Manager position. His managerial position, excluded him from the union, but he still feels favorably toward the labor union stating that they collectively bargained for his contract....   [tags: survey, economic recession, interviews]

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Print- A Thing of the Past

- “Ten years ago, everyone bought paper- and hardback books. Many people now read on iPhones, Kindles, Nooks, plus a variety of other electronic devices, and many books are published exclusively as e-reads” (Dawson-Cook 21). As technology progresses, so does the way the world reads. No longer must enthusiastic bookworms pay retail for costly hardcovers or spend hours searching library shelves, only to find their desired book already checked out. Does this mean libraries are going to close. No. Many libraries are already offering eBooks for checkout (Wogan)....   [tags: Paperback Books, Digital, Technology]

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Ping-Pong, A Blast to the Past

- Blast to the Past The origins of Table tennis can be traced back to as early as 12th century AD. The game descended from the game of “Royal Tennis” (also know as Court Tennis), which was played during the medieval era. During the 1800’s the game had become quite fashionable among the upper class in England. There was also a board and dice game that was called Table tennis. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s when existing evidence of the game appeared. A set made by one a David foster, which was patented in England which are table versions of the outdoors lawn tennis....   [tags: table tennis, england, championship]

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The Internet: Past, Present, and Future

- The Internet Past, Present, and Future Whether easily recognized or not, the internet has changed the way the entire world functions. Innovations as simple as how a businessman in New York acquires his daily schedule, to how a teenager in Japan searches the internet for the next purchase. The internet has simplified many tasks of everyday life, and for many jobs. Anything from obtaining lunch, to filing tax returns can all be done from home with a computer and internet. These tasks are possible because of what started in 1966 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, innovators such as Robert Kahn, the NSFnet, and modern day technology (Internet History from ARPANET to Broadband...   [tags: communication, ARPANET, innovation]

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Memories Of The Past Changing Today

- ... Strides to make the nation safer from outside enemies, in return, catalyzed cultural sensitivities related to privacy rights and personal liberties. In contrast to this finding, however, a study was performed by professors Marc J. Hetherington and Elizabeth Suhay over the war on terror following 9/11 in which national surveys revealed surprisingly high levels of American support on government policies that refute the long-established American ideologies. Furthermore, the counterargument suggests that more government regulation was needed to keep the nation safe from foreign enemies....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States, Al-Qaeda]

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Cars Of The Past Vs. Cars

- ... The Romans were the first to realize that a car is only as good as the road it travels on. So they linked up their empire with a huge highway network. Roman roads were cutting-edge technology. They had a soft base underneath to drain away water and a harder top made from a patchwork of tight-fitting rocks. Things finally started getting interesting toward the end of the Middle Ages. In 1335, Dutchman Guido von Vigevano drew sketches of a "Windwagen". It had the three key parts of a modern car: an engine, a set of wheels, and gears to transfer power between them....   [tags: Automobile, Internal combustion engine]

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“Past consideration is no consideration”

- A contract is generally considered to be an exchange of promises or an agreement between parties which in due course legally binds the parties; this can be enforced by the English Law. A contract is always, referred to the basic foundations of Contract Law, which refers to promises being kept amongst two parties. It is clear that all people make contracts nowadays and do not even consider for a moment that they are forming contracts; these can be formal or informal, oral or written. In English Law consideration is one of the three main areas of an enforceable contract....   [tags: Law]

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Individualisation - Past and Present

- The purpose of this essay is to describe the effect of individualisation and its impact on today’s society in contrast to the past. The main focus will be on women and the changes which have been implemented from the past to the present day. Individualisation has been defined by Ray (2005) as a theory of decision taking by an individual engaged in living ‘a life of ones own’, this has emerged as an influential category of contemporary Western society. It is concerned with the way that social action is increasing mediated through and by the individual person....   [tags: Social Studies]

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The Past of South Korea

- South Korea is famous of fastest-developed nation in the world; actually South Korea was a really poor country in past era. Many Koreans struggled with starvation because of the Korean War. As a Korean, I would like to introduce the history of my motherland. To write my country, I found many sources from my high school textbook. Yunhun Kim is a professor in Seoul University; he wrote Korean history textbook, South Korea Past to Present, for high school. This book explains well about fact of South Korea in the past era; I will use this book to explain South Korea in the 1960s....   [tags: fastest-developed nation in the world]

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Plundering the Past by Picasso

- Art evolves over time, adapting influences from past artists, from society and from current events. Recently it seems artwork has taken on a subjectivity that allows artist and viewer alike more of an ability to interpret the artwork. John Richardson’s essay within A Life of Picasso entitled “Plundering the Past,” discusses the approach that viewers of artwork should look at a piece of artwork and try to see the influences the artist had while creating it. These influences could be from past artists or past periods of art history, or it could be influences from events in society....   [tags: Art Analysis, Pablo Picasso, Art History]

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Memories Of The Past Memories

- If the world had no memories of the past through the present the world and the people who live in it would be better. Through the past, there have been some distant but fairly new memories that could be embarrassing or exciting. In your past memories there have been some embarrassing thoughts. These thoughts could have been you or someone else. For example, you could have said the wrong answer in class or sent and embarrassing text to someone else, but all those are little things. You could have tripped over the cord at a dance and ruined it or said and embarrassing speech in front of the school....   [tags: Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Thought]

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My Past Present and Future

- Introduction This paper is supposed to be a reflection of my past and a glimpse into my future. I have a really hard time talking about my past because I don’t recall much of my child hood. I have managed to block out a lot of the memories the bad along with the good. I am not sure why but when I started blocking memories it also took the good along with the bad. So I will tell you what I can remember and what I have been told about my childhood. I will also tell you what my future holds for me and how I plan to reach that goal....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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Racism: Past, Present and Future

- Prologue While coming up with a topic for this paper, one of my questions dealt with war and cultural groups. I will be the first to admit, Racism was the last thing on my mind. The original question being, “How does war affect a Social Culture and how does it stand today?” When I started thinking about Cultures that had been so deeply affected by war, one of the first that came to mind were the Japanese in World War II. Then I recalled what one person had told me of their younger days at college, when they were attending school....   [tags: Racial Issues]

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Genetics: Past, Present and Future

- Throughout the ages, patterns of inheritance have always been studied. People have always been curious about what causes the appearance of certain traits in individuals. However, by the time the 21st century commenced, science found that the answers to these questions can be found in each cell of the body. Genes. But what are genes truly. Who were the scientists who contributed towards their discovery. What are the recent advancements in the field of genetics, and what does the future hold for this field....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]

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The Past Affects the Present

- ... On the other hand, when Holden is feeling lonely and thinking about death, he suddenly remembers Allie and his funeral. “I have about fifty aunts and lousy cousins…They all came when Allie died, the whole goddam stupid bunch of them. I have this one stupid aunt that kept saying how peaceful he looked lying there. I wasn’t there. I was still in the hospital” (201). When Holden is at his lowest, he seems to go back to the negative aspects of memories. Holden does not talk a lot about not going to Allie’s funeral because it would cause him too much pain....   [tags: J.D. Sallinger's The Catcher in the Rye]

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Slavery : Past And Present

- Slavery: Past and Present The significance of slavery and the slave trade in the 19th century was an economic engine driving colonial America. The Atlantic slave convey and their labors touched all corners of the world. Its complex existence greatly impacted social views, politics and many industries in colonial America, these effects would transcend that era. Frankly, its shadowy existence is still part of America today. This controversial part of America’s history is often unspoken, misunderstand, overlooked or flat ignored at this day and time....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Guns : Americas Past Time

- Guns: Americas past time The culture and laws of a country are heavily influenced by its history. The United States of America was born out of violence. On July 4th 1776, prestigious individuals in America signed The Declaration of Independence, officially announcing Americas separation from Great Brittan and initiating the Revolutionary War. Once America emerged as victors of the war in 1783, laws were created by members of parliament to protect the civil rights of American citizens. Today, one of the most controversial laws can be found under the second amendment of the Bill of Rights....   [tags: Firearm, Rifle, Gun, Machine gun]

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Cultural Upbringing And Past Experiences

- ... As counselors work with Muslims or other refugees, it important to understand that refugees are people that fled from their country because of persecution. This means that many refugees may have faced years of persecution abuse, and torture. In turn, many refugees are prone to depression, PTSD, and, anxiety disorders (Sue & Sue, 2013).There is also the stress of possibly learning a new language, negotiating new society,and economic, political, educational, and social systems (2013). To make matters even more difficult, many refugees experience discrimination and prejudice once they arrive in the United States....   [tags: Discrimination, Racism, Refugee, Locus of control]

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Math And The Past Years

- ... I dreaded completing word problems in my homework. I never understood the word problems because they never related to my life. In Math in Society (2012), Lippman mentions, “In real life, problem solving requires identifying an appropriate formula or procedure, and determining what information you will need (and won’t need) to answer the question.”(p.1) This is what I thought I would never be able to do until taking this class. This concept has improve my ability to use math in my everyday life....   [tags: Problem solving, Mathematics, Problem]

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Gender Inequalities, Past and Present

- In current society, social divisions feature a lot on the prospects of people within each society. This essay will explain how the in such concepts as women being forced into unpaid labour, male dominance over females in employment, the sexualisation of women in the media as well as briefly looking into inequalities within violence. Through discussing each of these concepts, we can compare the historical context of gender inequalities to the present day to see if things have improved or deteriorated in modern society....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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Women During The Past Decades

- Women, in the past decades, have undergone a revolution. They have earned the right to vote and the right to be a man’s equal under the law. They have confronted the obsolete values of male superiority. They have even manage to destabilize the firm belief that only men could be in power. Despite these accomplishments, women have also made a point that we are not equal, simply, men aren’t superior to any women. In many cultures, patriarchy is embedded in customs. Head of state, head of the family, leading positions would usually fall on a man, and woman would have the privilege to support them as implied second-class citizen....   [tags: Gender, Man, Woman, Female]

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Assignment : A Past Conflict

- ... My contribution to this conflict was due to the fact that I was still upset over a recent death and more sensitive to the subject than normal (usually jokes and remarks like the ones he was saying do not bother me and sometimes I even find the humour in them). When I finally confronted my co-worker about this issue I was much too harsh with him and almost yelled at him. My lack of action by not brining this problem up earlier negatively impacted the situation. If I could relive this conflict I would have brought up my problem with him much earlier and in a much calmer manner....   [tags: Conflict, Dispute resolution, Thought, Comedy]

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Learning From The Past

- ... They call for the doctor, but it does no good and the boy dies. Today the entire family would have stopped working and began to mourn the loss of their family member. In this poem, however, they family just goes back to their daily duties because they were not the ones that had died. This gives people such an appreciation for their ancestors because they are able to see how hard many people worked. They were also able to see how they were able to overcome so much without making a huge deal about it like so many people do in today’s society....   [tags: robert frost, poetry, teaching]

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Obasan: A Never-ending Past

- In life, people live in moments that later become great memories that they look back at and smile about. At the same time, people also experiences memories of undergoing hardships and unfortunate events that may cause them distress and trauma. In Joy Kogawa's novel about a family of Japanese Canadians, Obasan, it is seen that traumatizing experiences that one faces can carry a burden on them for the remainder of their lifetime. This is conveyed through internal conflicts faced by various characters in the story, the style the story is written in, and the setting the story takes place in....   [tags: Joy Kowaga novel, story analysis]

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Facing Past and Present

- ... Amir and his best friend, Hassan, used to do everything together when they were children. They were like two peas in a pod. Whatever Amir would do, Hassan would be by his side. “Hassan never denied me anything” (Hosseini 4). Also, Amir wants to please his dad, whom he calls Baba. He wants to be like his dad to please him, but he never feels the true connection between them. Amir’s father is not very proud to say that Amir is his son. “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d never believe he was my son” (Hosseini 24, 25)....   [tags: Khaleid Hosseini's The Kite Runner]

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Learning From Past Presidents

- PAPA 501 6/8/10 As time passes it brings about the coming and going of the Presidents of the United States. It is important to learn from our past Presidents and take heed toward their future warnings, while embracing the demands of the current age. From the farewell address given by our first President George Washington, to the intentional policies of the current Administration, similarities and clear differences resonate throughout the administrations. President George Washington gave his farewell address to a growing nation, a nation that had hope for the future....   [tags: U.S. Government]

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Past the Beach Roses

- Growing up on an Island is an adventure. The summers are full of swimming, boating, and lobster bakes. Floating the incoming tides on a found piece of driftwood in the warm afternoon sun. Summer residents, and tourists would arrive early in June; making our sleepy little Island explode with activity. The cove filled with people having picnics on the beach. A warm evening with a heavy full moon reflecting on the water watched over the occasional street dance. Lobster boats shared the waters around Casco Bay with assorted pleasure crafts....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Genocides Past and Present

- ... The other was a war of annihilation against Jews. It lost the first war. In the main, it won the second.” (Reich 1) Though many Jews living near Germany in the mid-1900's did not live to express their stories to the world, a few have. The experiences shared by these survivors opened the world's eyes to the horror that took place and showed the cruelty that humans were truly capable of. Elie Wiesel is one of the most influential men to survive the Holocaust. Born in Sighet, Transylvania, Elie belonged to a Jewish household that consisted of his mother, father, and three sisters....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]

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Going through the Past

- History taking induces connections to the patient’s past problems to his or her reasoning for visiting the doctor today. During history taking, two different things are occurring: the doctor attempts to shape and validate the patient’s visit while the patient discusses his or her medical problem. As seen in the “Sore Shoulder” clip, history taking highlights the patient telling her doctor of her past medical issues with bursitis. Simultaneously, the doctor, in the clip, tries counteracting the patient’s prediction of having bursitis with an acute problem....   [tags: Health, Doctor-patient Relationship]

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