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Taking Care of Your Pet

- Taking Care of Your Pet Many of you received your first pet when you were three. Buddy was his name and he was your cat. He was your companion. He would curl up beside you for a nap. He would listen when you talked. Though he wasn't very good for giving you advice, you enjoyed his company. You loved that cat and showed your appreciation by carrying the cat around everywhere you went. You had tea parties with him, you dressed him up in you doll clothes, and made sure to tell him goodnight before you went to bed....   [tags: Animals Essays]

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what we ought to eat

- Christine Cuomo spoke about many interesting topics on what we ought to eat. She presented a very good argument on how eating meet is what we should no be eating and that rather more healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables are better for us in several ways and for many reasons. Christine is an ethics professor at the University of Cincinnati and during here presentation she made arguments that were somewhat controversial about what people ought to eat and what they shouldn’t ought to eat; and why....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Riding Blind in Taylor’s Riding a One-Eyed Horse

- Riding Blind in Taylor’s Riding a One-Eyed Horse As with human friendship, the bond that exists between humans and animals can sometimes contain secrets. The hidden mysteries between humans and animals are ironically open because humans tend to talk about the inward discrepancies of their pets with others in front of them. In the poem, "Riding a One-Eyed Horse," by Henry Taylor, the narrator creates a peaceful tone that flows throughout the poem as he/she somberly instructs a potential rider how to ride his one-eyed beast....   [tags: Riding One-Eyed Horse Essays]

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It’s Time to Demand More from Corporate America

- It’s Time to Demand More from Corporate America Michael Moore exposes corporate America's dark side in Roger and Me, Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint, and The Big One (Moore).  These show that corporate America is committing a form of domestic terrorism by dehumanizing and exploiting their workers then forcing them to the streets to survive. The actions by individuals such as Roger Smith and Phil Knight are perfect examples of capitalists constantly oppressing the working class described by Karl Marx.  By dehumanizing workers business owners are able to push them to the streets by closing factories and remain a good public image.  Who cares if these degenerate people lose their jobs?  T...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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I Have Created My Own Walden Pond

- I Have Created My Own Walden Pond Thoreau believed in “Living deep and sucking all the marrow out of life,” and so he lived on Walden Pond for two years to see how he could simplify in order to live to the fullest. I have created my own “Walden,” a place I could retire in order to escape the materialism of my society. The place that I created to go where there is no materialism and I can be myself and be who I want to be is a place that’s far away deep in the woods. This place is a place that anything is possible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Companies Should Support Local Communities

- Companies Should Support Local Communities In a series of films, Michael Moore presents the fact that some people are greedy with their money. In his first film, Roger and Me, Moore tries to get Roger Smith, President of G.M., to visit Flint, Michigan, so he can see how closing a factory, where 30,000 people used to work, affects a community. (Smith closed eleven factories in America, opened new factories in Mexico and paid the workers $.70 an hour, so he could personally profit.) Moore wants Roger Smith, to be aware of how his actions hurt a society and instead of using the money to enrich himself he should assist those in his own community....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Animal Experimentation is Necessary

-      A contingent of those against the dog labs at the university protested last month, waving signs that read, "Kill. Heal. What's It Gonna Be?" and "The U Kills Dogs."  A fairly recent article in the Washington Post ("A Terminal Learning Environment"; Nov.  5, 2000) manages to move beyond the emotion and sloganeering used by these protesters to some of the real arguments of those in opposition; that the dog labs are "cruel, unnecessary and a waste of money" and that they "should be eliminated."1   However, the arguments used by the Washington Post (and ultimately, those in opposition) are insufficient to justify the termination of the dog labs at university.  The claim that the dog labs a...   [tags: Argumentative, Synthesis Essay Examples]

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Cats As Carnivorous Predators

- Cats as Carnivorous Predators Throughout the course of evolution the cat’s ability to survive in the wild has become extremely dependent upon its hunting ability. In order for feral, or undomesticated, cats to survive on their own in the wild they have developed hereditary traits and instincts from their ancestors throughout time. Though these hereditary traits that they have inherited are helpful for undomesticated cats, they can often cause problems when domesticated house cats revert back to the ways of their ancestors, often influencing the ways that cats kept as pets are managed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Robinson Crusoe and Isolation

- Robinson Crusoe When Robinson Crusoe gets shipwrecked and stranded on a desolate island “I am cast upon a horrible desolate island void of all hope of recovery” p.91, in the Caribbean he first considers it a place of captivity holding him back from his dreams and wishes like a prison, but when he is finally able to leave it some twenty-eight years later to return home to England he yearns to return back to the island. Why. You may ask yourself, read on and I will answer that question. Crusoe grows to enjoy being the ruler of his own world, he also becomes antisocial, and starts to enjoy being alone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Taxidermy in Victorian England

- Taxidermy in Victorian England: The “Bone Articulators” “Taxidermy” is Such a Funny Word. The word “taxidermy” has its roots in Greek, and it means “to arrange skin” (Historical Review of Taxidermy 1). The text from which I found most of my material (A Historical Review of Taxidermy) stated that taxidermy could have meant many things in ancient times, such as preserving mummies, or even leather working (arranging of animal skins) but by the time it reached England it was known quite solely as the arrangement of animal skins to represent life (1)....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Backyard Chickens

- One particularly warm evening last summer, I walked into my backyard to relax and enjoy some fresh air. Instead, I was greeted by the loud shriek of a chicken. We had an uninvited guest in our vegetable garden. Unfortunately, such chicken invasions are a common occurrence in many areas of Stockton, California. Throughout the United States, municipalities small and large are debating whether or not they should enact residential livestock ordinances, specifically in regards to poultry. Considering that they are often a public nuisance and pose a health risk, local officials should consider restricting the private ownership of chickens in heavily populated urban areas....   [tags: Food]

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Animal Overpopulation

- There can be no doubt that shelters in the United States are overcrowded, feral cats roam our city streets, thousands of dogs live in grotesque conditions in puppy mills across the country, and yet most American citizens when polled will readily declare that their cat or dog is like ‘a member of the family’. The state of companion animals in this country is precarious at best; caught between scientists who subscribe to Descartes’s idea of ‘anima ex machina’ (unfeeling, a living example of biological processes without the status of ‘being’) and the more common phenomenon of people who pamper their pets in ways that most people would envy....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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pet therapy

- 1. Studies have shown that the children who grow up in homes with animals have a better ability to show empathy later and as adults. Pets are easy to communicate with, and their body language is much simpler than a human’s. This simple body language allows children to learn to empathize with them, a skill they can carry with them as they go through life (Holistic Online, 2007). Every person needs physical touch, no matter what. We are made to thrive off of it. There are some people that for whatever reason are not comfortable with the physical touch of another human....   [tags: Physical Touch, Blood Pressure]

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Project Tamarin

- While on this earth, we humans have made a tremendous impact on our environment, both good and bad. Unfortunately, humans have had more of a negative impact than positive, especially concerning the state of our world’s forests. We have been on a tree cutting rampage in order to create more space for the growing human population. While this may sound perfectly fine for many people, doing this robs the animals of our planet their home and their food which is why many species of animals and plants are becoming extinct....   [tags: Endangered Animal, South America]

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Poe and Perversely

- One might ask the question what is perversely. Or even ask how can a person is perverse. So what is perversely, as defined in the Webster Dictionary Perversely means “1.) Turned away from what is right or good. 2.) Obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable o accepted.” So perversely just basically means that someone does something that they know is wrong but they do it anyways. Everyone that is human is perverse at some point in their life. Which leads me to the second question a person might be asking, “How can a person be perverse?” Being perverse is basically just someone making a decision to perform an action that is considered wrong in the world’s eyes, but they continue to do tha...   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Animal Testing Discussion

- The major ancient philosophers, Thomas Aquinas and Rene Descartes, argue that animals lack a moral status because they do not engage in rational thought, are not conscious, and do not behave morally (Wilson, 2001). However, contrary to their beliefs, non-human animals do display the characteristics that Aquinas and Descartes claim qualifies humans for a moral status. In this paper, I will argue that animals should have an equal moral status to that of humans. This is due to the lack of relevant differences between humans and animals in the areas of thinking rationally, having a conscience, and behaving morally....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Animal Ethics]

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Of Mice of Men

- Mice of Men The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is about two ranch hands, George and Lennie. George is a small, smart-witted man, while Lennie is a large, mentally- handicapped man. They are trying to raise enough money to buy their own ranch, by working as ranch hands. During the setting of the story, they are at a ranch whose owner’s name is Curley. It is in this setting that the novel reveals that the main theme is death and loss. Lennie accidentally killing all of his pets establishes that the theme of this novel is death and loss....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Of Mice And Men

- Every day, people are faced with responsibility. Some thrive under the pressure while others crumble. Responsibility is a sign of independence. Teenagers with greater amounts of responsibility feel freedom from their parents. In the same case, too much responsibility can put more stress on that freedom-seeking teen and can have devastating effects. John Steinbeck shows the theme that in life, responsibility is best taken in moderation in his novel Of Mice and Men. In Of Mice and Men, George shows the weight of responsibility on taking care of Lennie....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Goat Whisperer

- Living in the country, I decided to start a small farm raising horses and goats. After my first year, it was clear to me that there is a difference between raising horses and goats and it has been my experience that goats are easier to raise and maintain. By owning horses, their sizes range from one thousand to twelve hundred pounds. As a colt they are born weighing at least one hundred pounds. Within three months a colt can weigh two to three hundred pounds. Transporting these horses require a large and sturdy trailer....   [tags: Animals]

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Do Animals Dream

- Do Animals Dream Introduction: Having various animals growing up I have always wondered what they were doing while they slept. Did they just lay there in a deep sleep or could they have the capability of having a dream. This is a question I have never answered over the years and would like to explore now to find out the answer. I've watched different pets throughout my life while they slept but could never tell if they were dreaming. I noticed that different kinds of animals sleep in different positions and I ask myself, "does this effect if animals dream?" When I was younger, I had several cats, some inside and some outside, and they all acted differently....   [tags: Papers]

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Narrative Essay

- MY BEAUTIFUL PARROT AND MY TROUBLED ROOSTER I remember when I was ten years old, and my dad used to tell me how attractive parrots were. But I argued with him that roosters were more beautiful than parrots because I had never seen a parrot before. I remember Dad when he brought me a parrot in a cage and said to me it was the one that he believed to be the most attractive bird in the world. I looked at him and turned around and stared at the parrot because I was amazed. Since that day I have become convinced that parrots have many qualities, which make them superior to roosters....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Bio-ethics and Cloning

- Bio-ethics and Cloning The idea that humans might someday be cloned-created from a single somatic cell without sexual reproduction-moved further away from science fiction and closer to a genuine scientific possibility on February 23, 1997. On that date, The Observer broke the news that Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute announced the successful cloning of a sheep by a new technique that had never before been fully successful in mammals. The scientists from Roslin Institute of Edinburgh isolated differentiated somatic cells of Finn Dorset sheep and fused them with unfertilized enucleated eggs....   [tags: Biology Science Genetics Essays]

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Comparing the Narration of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe

- Comparing the Narration of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe is the author of many great pieces of literature. He uses his narrators to explain situations that are going on in their life. The narrators of "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat" demonstrate their love for mans inhumanity to man and animals through horrific murders. In "Cask of Amontillado", Montresor is the narrator....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature]

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Death in Do Not Go Gentle, City Cafeteria, Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents

- Death in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, City Cafeteria, And Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents        Death is a highly personal event. It affects each of us differently. It affected Peter Kocan's man in the City Cafeteria by making him look empty and disoriented. It affected Dylan Thomas by making him think about what there was afterward, and what you could do to avoid it. Death even affected Robert Lowell by making him realise how much it changed his life. I, fortunately, seem to have avoided death in many ways, but also have been touched by it, even recently....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Chapters 1 and 6 in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- Comparing Chapters 1 and 6 in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Steinbeck uses the opening of his novel to introduce to us the main characters of the novel and also to hint at the forthcoming events that are yet to come in the novel. In the opening Steinbeck describes the setting as a tranquil and peaceful scene, which is almost like the Garden of Eden this, is almost too good to be true this also describe George and Lennie's dream. Everything in the setting is natural, 'the deep green pool of the Salinas River' and 'a far rush of wind sounded and a gust drove through the tops of the trees like a wave....   [tags: Papers]

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Adventure

- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they are the two stories that have appealed to me the most. How does the writer create the sense of: · Setting and atmosphere · Tension · An understanding of the central character’s dilemma. There are a number of stories in the collection of Nineteenth Century Short Stories which create the sense of setting, tension and the character’s dilemma. However, I have decided to focus on ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as they are the two stories that have appealed to me the most....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Animal Usage is Needed to Benefit the Human Race

- Animal Usage is Needed to Benefit the Human Race In today's world, one could split our country into two groups. One is those who are for animal rights in every aspect, and the other is those who are not. Those who are for animals' rights are commonly labeled "Vegans" by people of the opposing viewpoint, and sometimes even by their own. These people may belong to certain organizations such as PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or ALF, the Animal Liberation Front. These people commonly believe that animals should have every right that a human has....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Let’s Put an End to Corporate Power and Greed

- Let’s Put an End to Corporate Power and Greed I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. -- Abraham Lincoln These days more and more of the corporate powers are migrating in search of cheap labor and huge profits, carrying away with them the primary sources of living of many people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945

- Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945 Amid a growing anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which called for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Many individuals and families evacuated to assembly centers and eventually internment camps in ten inland locations across the country. Among the more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned, many of those were children, and most of these children were American citizens....   [tags: Photos Japanese American Children Essays]

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Creating a Robot to Guard Property with Lego Mindstorm

- The Protectobot Abstract My final project is to build a robot that will use non-violent techniques to keep animals out of yards. Using the Lego Mindstorm Kit I was able to complete this project. When certain animals walk by my robot, it throws gears towards the animal to scare it away. It can tell the difference between good animals and bad, and does not harm them in any way. Background For many years people have been trying to find non-violent ways to keep animals out of their yards and away from family pets....   [tags: Robotics]

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Use of Allegories in A New England Nun

- Use of Allegories in A New England Nun    In "A New England Nun", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman depicts the life of the classic New England spinster. The image of a spinster is of an old maid; a woman never married waiting for a man. The woman waiting to be married is restricted in her life. She does chores and receives education to make her more desirable as a wife.          This leads to the allegories used in this short story. The protagonist life paralleled both of her pets' lives, her dog Caesar's and that of her little yellow canary....   [tags: New England Nun Essays]

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Lennie's Worst Enemy in Of Mice and Men

- Lennie's Worst Enemy in Of Mice and Men Lennie Small is a gentle giant who possesses and almost superhuman strength that ultimately leads to tragedy. We first read about Lennie's great strength in the opening scene when he has killed, probably by accident, the pet mouse he has in his pocket. We learn that it is not the first time Lennie has killed pets. During the same scene, Steinbeck compares him to a bear and a horse, both strong animals. This imagery of Lennie as an animal continues. He is also compared to a terrier, indicating that he is a faithful and loyal companion to George....   [tags: Papers]

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The Alternative Food Source for the 21st Century

- The Alternative Food Source for the 21st Century It's taken for granted that dogs are man's best friend. But what would a puppy taste like in a nice teriyaki sauce with a side of mushrooms. Would a collie taste better than a nice strip loin steak. Or would you rather substitute your hot dog at the ballpark for a real dog, maybe a terrier. Dogs can be both tasty and nutritious and are the new wave of edible animal in the 21st century. Crazy you say. Ludicrous you yell. Inhumane you complain. Nonsense....   [tags: Papers]

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Money and the Corruption of American Society

- Money and the Corruption of American Society The American dream Sweet as a new millionaire The American dream Pre-packed, ready-to-wear The American dream Fat, like a chocolate eclair As you suck out the cream Luck by the tail How can you fail. And best of all, it's for sale The American dream - The Engineer (Miss Saigon) Money is very important in American society today.  Your status in America is greatly influenced by how much money you make.  We see the effects of money while reading the paper, wathshing the evening news, and in Micheal Moore’s movies.   As we see in all three of Micheal Moore’s films Roger & Me, Pets or Meat, and The Big One, money can affect a society in...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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PIE CHART - Data Visualization for Businesses

- Pie Chart Data Visualization for Businesses A picture is worth a thousand words. The ability to graphically represent your business data gives you the power to make informed business decisions quickly. (Microsoft.com, 2002) This representation must be visually appealing and easy to understand. By keeping it simple, it allows the broadest number of users to interpret the data, gain insights as to its meaning and facilitate communication on the data ultimately to solve the company¡¦s problem. Data visualization is the use of interactive, sensory representations, typically visual, of abstract data to reinforce cognition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Impact of West Nile Virus on Humans

- The Impact of West Nile Virus on Humans (or Why We Should Worry) West Nile virus can infect humans, but there are more drastic ways that it affects our lives. The virus normally lives in birds and is transmitted among them and other animals by mosquitoes. There is no other definite method of transmission, and people do not have to worry about contracting the virus through contact with infected humans or animals. Hundreds of species of birds and many mammals, including several endangered species, are vulnerable to the virus....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease]

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Artificial Intelligence in William Gibson’s Neuromancer

- Artificial Intelligence in William Gibson’s Neuromancer      Artificial Intelligence is a term not too widely used in today’s society.  With today’s technology we haven’t found a way to enable someone to leave their physical body and let their mind survive within a computer.  Could it be possible?  Maybe someday, but for now it’s just in theory.  The novel by William Gibson, Neuromancer, has touched greatly on the idea of artificial intelligence.  He describes it as a world where many things are possible.  By simply logging on the computer, it opens up a world we could never comprehend.  The possibilities are endless in the world of William Gibson....   [tags: Neuromancer]

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It’s Time to Stop Corporate Downsizing

- It’s Time to Stop Corporate Downsizing Michael Moore is very opinionated. He can be very blunt and sarcastic, but he gets his point across. In his documentaries Roger and Me, Pets or Meat, the return to Flint and The Big One he is not speaking out for what someone has done to him, but for what they have done to the people of Flint, Michigan. In Roger and Me, Michael focuses on how Roger Smith, the CEO of General Motors (GM), closed his factory in Flint to open factories in Mexico. The closing of the plant left more than 30,000 people unemployed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Marketing - The Pet Food Market

- 1. Describe the nature of the ‘exchange process’ which marketing facilitates in up to 100 words. The ‘exchange process’ is seen as the basic principle of marketing and involves the simple concept of needs and demands. In the world of marketing this can be any organization offering a product, service or even an idea. The customer then agrees to pay an amount of money for these goods. The whole exchange process works under the important condition that both parties value the goods offered by the other party to that extent that they are willing to fulfil the demands of the other party in return....   [tags: Business Management Studies]

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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

- A major theme in ‘Our Day Out’ is the lack of education and opportunity for young people in the inner city. Using scenes from the play, show how Willy Russell makes the audience aware of this theme. Introduction. The play that I am writing about is called ‘Our Day Out’ and it was written by Willy Russell. The main theme of the play is to tell the reader what life was like for people (mainly children) in Liverpool in the 1970s and what their education was like. During the 1970s 100 000 jobs were lost in Liverpool because the docks had been closed and all of the factories were closing down....   [tags: English Literature]

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Changing Views of Family in Society

- A Family Portrait: How the Picture Keeps Changing Growing up I believed that the three bears in the tale of Goldilocks were a family because they lived under the same roof and ate at the same table. I also believed that Barbie and her little sister, Skipper, were family because they looked alike, and that Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head were family because they were married. Now that I am grown, my understanding of family has matured, and many sources have helped shape my belief. Carol Shields points out in her article, “Family Is One of the Few Certainties We Will Take with Us Far into the Future,” that all around us there are different definitions and symbols of family (Shields 558)....   [tags: Family]

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Public Safety or Public Trickery

- Public Safety or Public Trickery In past years, the debate over human and mountain lion interaction has been quite heated. The California Legislature has addressed issues concerning the hunting of mountain lions for over 80 years. On March 26, 1996, the most recent ballot measure deciding the fate of the California cougar (Felis concolor), Proposition 197, was not passed. This would have repealed the 1990 passing of Proposition 117, which banned all trophy hunting of mountain lions, allowing only trained Department of Fish and Game officials to kill lions that became a threat to public safety and welfare....   [tags: Proposition 197 Mountain Lions Wildlife Essays]

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Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program

- Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program Biodiversity may be our most precious gift on this planet. It is amazing to think about how much we know about our fellow creatures, and even more amazing to realize there is still so much to learn. From the smallest pollen to the biggest whale, every species has evolved to be a special part of its ecosystem. It is when we lose sight of the intrinsic value of all this life that we find ourselves destroying the delicate web and irreparably damaging ourselves as well....   [tags: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wildlife Essays]

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Domestic Violence Facts and Myths

- In this paper I will be telling you many different forms of domestic violence. I will include the physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, spiritual abuse, economic abuse, social abuse, and emotional abuse. I will also describe the "cycle of violence", teen dating violence, and why women stay with an abusive partner. Physical abuse takes many forms including hitting, punching, pulling hair, slapping, grabbing, biting, kicking, breaking bones, bruising, burning, twisting arms, throwing victims against walls and furniture, throwing objects and using weapons....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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What is the Bubonic Plague?

- What is the Bubonic Plague. The Bubonic Plague is a disease that is caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis. It is spread to humans by fleas from infected rodents. In the 1300s, fourth of the population of Europe was destroyed. The disease causes swelling of the lymph glands (up to the size of a hens egg). The Greek word for groin is boubon, which is bubonic. The number of reported human cases of this plague in the United States has increased since the 1960s because the environment isn't staying clean....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Children and Violence on TV

- Children and Violence on TV In the past twenty years, violence on TV has become more common and more acceptable in society. This generation is growing up in an increasingly cruel world – where children are exposed to violence, murders and bullying on TV. Guidelines have been put in place – but are they really enough. In this essay I shall be discussing the positive and negative effects of violence on TV and ask if legislation is the way forward for TV. Violence is shown in all types of children’s programmes, from cartoons like “Tom and Jerry”, to children’s dramas such as “Byker Grove”....   [tags: Papers]

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Urban Legend of the Goatman

- Goatman Version 1--Montgomery County, Maryland It seemed from my story-collection that nearly everyone knows of some urban legend, but I found one story to be especially interesting because it is a relatively famous legend that has roots here in Maryland. The story of “The Goatman” has a number of variations, as with most urban legends. My roommate told me that he first heard the story from his parents when he was about 12 years old. He suspected that it was probably a joking attempt to scare him from playing outside so late at night because the sound of the basketball dribbling in the driveway would keep his parents awake....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Jersey Devil: Real Or Myth?

- Imagine yourself camping in the Pine Barrens. You hear a noise and then see a strange creature lurking in the shadows. Could it be the Jersey Devil. The Legend of the Jersey Devil began in 1735, it was supposedly the thirteenth child of Mrs. Leeds. When she found out she was pregnant with her thirteenth child, she cursed it and said it better be a devil. When it was born, the midwife died of shock and the Devil ate its twelve sibilants, sparing its mother and flew out the chimney (Juliano 1). Another version of the story is that Mrs....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Comparing My Twin Cousins

- Comparing My Twin Cousins For years I have been fascinated by that mysterious quirk of nature called twins. In my family, there are several sets of identical twins, and I have always concentrated on their similarities. I did not realize that identical twins also have many differences. My identical twin cousins, Sue and Heidi, appear to be perfect mirror images. They love to dress alike. They can feel each other's pain. They sound alike and can complete each other's sentences. But upon taking a closer look, I have found that they are as different as day and night....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Cloning of Dogs

- The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science Essays]

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Korean Dog Eating Tradition

- Korean Dog Eating Tradition The Korean practice of eating dog meat has always been considered a peculiar tradition by foreigners. In recent years, this tradition has come under increasing pressure from animal rights activists, including Bridget Bardot, who wish to see the practice outlawed altogether by the South Korean government. This controversy came to a head in 2002, when activists convinced FIFA to put pressure on South Korea, the co-host of the World Cup, to ban dog meat. William Saletan discusses this controversy in his article ?Wok the Dog,....   [tags: Wok Dog Saletan Essays]

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Comparing Two Murder Mysteries

- Comparing Two Murder Mysteries We read two murder mysteries; 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and 'The Speckled Band', which we were required to compare as murder mysteries. Murder mysteries are stories or films in which one or more murders have been committed and the characters are trying to find out who the murderer is. Usually the suspect is someone who is very close to the victim, but suddenly kills the victim, which makes it harder for the detectives to solve the mystery, as they would not think that the suspect was the killer....   [tags: Papers]

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Animal Rights

- "Animal rights - moral or legal entitlements attributed to nonhuman animals, usually because of the complexity of their cognitive, emotional, and social lives or their capacity to experience physical or emotional pain or pleasure." (Britannia encyclopedia online, n.d.). The definition of animal rights is so clear to us. Human rights need to be protected, so do animal rights. In 1976, in New York City, thousands of cat lovers were beaten when they heard a painful test to be taken for pets’ sexual behavior....   [tags: Contemporary Moral Issues]

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Sherlock Bones

- Deep in one of the crumbling abandoned towers of DragonSpyre in a granite chamber, Sherlock Bones and the others waited to apprehend the scoundrel that had stolen the drake egg. Indeed, the scoundrel would get the fright of his life when he lifted the door latch to step into the small chamber. Sherlock’s nose wrinkled at the scent of molten lava which indicated Boris Blackrose was near. Boris often worked with Sherlock, he was brave, obeyed orders well and, if need arose, possessed vast strength....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Farewell Fido

- As of 2007, over 35 million households owned either dogs and/or cats (U.S.). However, there are some people who find owning such animals mundane and often opt for an exotic pet, which can be easily purchased via the internet. Most animals not native to an area are considered exotic. In the United States popular forms of exotic pets include big cats, primates, and different reptiles. Although these animals are adorable when young, they often require special care that is both expensive and time-consuming....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Animal Testing

- The ethics behind using animals for experiments and tests has been questioned and debated for years. Many people believe that animal experimentations can be crucial towards medical breakthroughs such as the cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS or asthma. Meanwhile others argue that animals that are used to test cosmetics such as make-up and perfumes are inhuman because is not going to help improve the human race. Animals suffer through multiple types of torture such as being forced to ingest poisonous chemicals, blinded, burned, stapled, and infected with disease viruses....   [tags: ethics, experimentation, cosmetics, medicine]

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Wonder Collar

- Wonder Collar Pet owners, you know that technology has given us great many tools to make life easier and happier for you and your pet. With things like invisible fencing and the microchip ID, you pet's safety is greatly increased. And with noise training products, you can live at peace with you pet humanely. But the problem with these products is that you have to buy four or five different products each with its own collar. It is impossible to use them all at one. Well this is a problem no longer with the WonderCollar....   [tags: Animals Product Advertisement Essays]

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Human Domination

- Human Domination Humans have changed nature in many ways since their existence on the earth. Some of these changes were good, but many were not. People have made the world easier for themselves to live in, but harder for other animals. In “Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight” by Ursula Le Guin, the main theme was the domination of the world by the human race. Gal experienced firsthand how the animals lived before the humans took over. Chickadee explained to her “When we lived together it was all one place....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Animal Control

- The Maricopa County animal control has evolved over the last century and the best way to understand animal control is to look at it through history. During the first quarter of the 20th Century, Maricopa County communities were rural and sparsely populated. Dogs and cats were valued for what they contributed to this rural lifestyle. Dogs were working dogs earning their keep on a local ranch or farm, or they were used for hunting to help put food on the table. Some dogs, as well as cats, were used as mousers to help keep small rodents out of the homes and barns....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rabies Control

- Rabies Control Rabies is widespread due to the lack of control, especially in third-world countries that obtain the virus usually through being bitten by the animals in the wild. Nevertheless, rabies cases overall has decreased compared to previous years due to increased restrictions that includes vaccinations and laws. This has made countries such as the United States and Great Britain average about only a couple of cases of rabies a year. Unfortunately, rabies will most likely remain as it is impossible to vaccinate every mammal and there are animals that can live successfully with the disease....   [tags: Disease Vaccine]

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Fresh Water Turtles

- Fresh Water Turtles Fresh Water turtles are small, yet amazing creatures to have and care for in your home. River Cooters, Red Eared Sliders, and Painted turtles are all common pet’s found in America. Though turtles are fun to have around they do require special care just like any other pet would. In most cases they make great pets but turtles aren’t the easiest pets to have so depending on your lifestyle you should think about how much time you’re willing to put into a turtle. They are usually cheap to buy yet the equipment for your turtle can get expensive....   [tags: science]

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Animals Save Lives

- Animals Save Lives Suppose a family member was suffering from a disease and the doctor announced that thanks to animal research they are coming close to finding a cure. Would it then be acceptable to experiment new drugs and treatments on animals, even if it meant death for the animal. This is a controversial issue, which has many divided as to whether animal testing is a good or bad thing. The vast majority of animal research is; however, devoted to finding curse for human disease....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Scarlet Letter

- Sherlock Holmes: Is a detective who solves mysteries. Watson: Is detective Sherlock Holmes partner. Helen Stoner: A woman who wants Sherlock Holmes to solves the mystery of her twin sister Julia’s death. Julia Stoner: Helen Stoner’s twin sister who mysteriously died the night before her wedding day. Dr. Grimsby Roy Lott: Is Helen and Julia’s stepfather who had a bad reputation with murder and doing bad things to people and some how keep getting away with it. Mrs. Farintosh: A friend of Ms. Helen Stoner who told her about where she could find Sherlock Holmes for help....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Veterinary Medicine

- Veterinary Medicine Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of animals. Treating pets is one of the most profitable fields in veterinary medicine. The proper vaccination of animals and the diagnosis of diseases are part of a veterinarian’s duties. The first step to a career in veterinary medicine is deciding that it is the right path for you. If you like animals, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a challenging job with different responsibilities, veterinary medicine may be right for you....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Electric ID

- Electric ID Each year hundreds pets are stolen from their owners and resold because they have no permanent ID. Thousands more are turned into shelters and euthanized because their owner is unknown. These pets could have been returned to their owner if they had the proper ID. When most people look for a way to identify their pet, many people choose a simple dog tag. However, tags can fall off or the information can wear off. There are more permanent ways to ID an animal; traditionally tattoos were used but today technology has given owners a better option, the microchip....   [tags: Technology Animals Essays]

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Digital Angel

- Digital Angel What is Digital Angel. Digital Angel is a location and condition system that can alert you of the exact location or people, pets, or objects in real time. When you purchase the system, it comes with a clip-on system monitor and a ThermAlert watch. It will alert you when if the person wearing is in trouble, and since the monitor is accompanied with a Global Positioning System (GPS), you can pinpoint the person's location to 75 feet. You can also check the status of the person at any time of the day through a hotline, or visiting the website....   [tags: Digital Angel Technology Human Chips Essays]

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21st Century

- Alternatives to animal testing Imagine you are walking down the cosmetics isle at your grocery store. While picking up some deodorant or toothpaste, have you ever stopped to think if your favorite product has been tested on animals. You probably haven’t, but the chances are very high that it has been. Two of the main reasons why companies continue to use animals to test their products are to determine possible dangers to human health and to avoid product liability suits, but now there are many reliable tests that can be conducted to determine the safety of products without the use of animals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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child development

- “Fact: Middle children have it hard” Bello, Fausat Child Development 1 Hammond, Online education Name: Lindsey Age: 15 Grade: 11 Household #: 5 Siblings: 3 Other : Middle child 1. Your favorite nickname. Fritz 2. Do you have any pets. Yes, two rabbits. 3. What is your favorite color. Black & pink 4. What is your favorite scent. Vanilla & strawberry 5. What's your favorite drink. Red Wine 6. What food do you hate. Liver (not liver spread) 7....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Drug Dogs

- Drug dogs are classified into three categories &#8211; those that are aggressive, those that are compulsive, and those that are very laid back. These dogs go through very extensive training before performing their tasks. Training takes anywhere from three to twelve weeks. Dogs come out of this training with different types of personalities. The first of this category would be the aggressive dog. This dog is the one that tends to be forceful and damaging. The aggressive dog will tear things apart when searching for drugs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Dog

- Over the past several months, my family and I noticed that Molly, our 12-year-old dog, had progressively become more torpid about the house and outside. At first, we thought something was wrong. We believed that she had come down with some sort of sickness. After a while, we came to our senses and deduced that it was probably just old age. Then, she stopped eating. Again, our natural intuition told us wrong, as we figured that it was just a stomach bug, nothing deleterious. Before this time, I had always felt that Molly was a young, vivacious, cheerful, and gregarious member of our family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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RFID Tagging

- Radio Frequency Identification Detection (RFID) is a technology that involves a silicon chip and an antenna, which together is called a TAG. The tags emit radio signal to devices that are called readers. One of the things that is important to know about the Electronic Product Code (EPC) is that some people use RFID and EPC interchangeably, but they are different. Would RFID work to track Products. Well, Bar Codes require a line of sight, so a person(s) with a bar code reader has to get right up on the bar code and scan it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biased Media

- Biased Media The Craig and Bentley case hinges on the meaning of the words Derek Bentley used on the roof of the night of the shooting "Let him have it" These words could be interpreted in two ways. One way could mean shoot the police officer to get him off Christopher Craig. Another way this could be interpreted is give the police man the gun. I am going to discuss how the film and article are biased. The word "Biased" Means something is emphasised more on one side than another without knowing the other facts that could change the meaning of the case....   [tags: Papers]

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Animal Rights

- Animal Rights A percentage of the population believe that non-humans, otherwise known as animals, have rights similar to humans, so doesn't this mean that animals should be treated with similar respect to us. However, in most cases, this is not true. On one hand, many people see some animals (their pets) as members of their families. On the other hand, these very same people think nothing about eating animals other than pets, wearing skins, using them in experiments, or exploiting them for entertainment in films, circuses, and zoos....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Implants

- Human Implants People have a lot of questions about if a microchip should be implanted in humans or animals. The system would be admitted slowly at first to try and let people get use to the idea of a microchip in their arm. The reason for this admission slowly of the new microchips is to keep them from there unease of the system usage and appearance the microchip may give off. Many people would benefit from a microchip implant in their children, to have immediate access to their medical records and even to a person's criminal background....   [tags: Biotechnology]

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Rabies

- Rabies What is Rabies. Who gets Rabies. Rabies is a viral disease of humans and other mammals. It is most common in carnivores. The word rabies comes from the word "hydrophobia", fear of water. Rabies is a potentially deadly disease. There are many things you can do to prevent yourself from meeting rabies. The most important thing to do, is to be certain your pets have updated vaccinations. Your pets can first get their vaccinations when they are three months old. After that booster vaccinations must be given every one to three years according to your state and city laws....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hurricane

- “Safety in Hurricanes” Hurricanes are one of the most damaging forces of nature. These tropical storms, with possible winds speeds of over eighty miles per hour, have the potential to destroy millions…including you. Which is why I write to you, the population of Southern Florida, in hopes of informing you about the dangers of hurricanes. Many precautions have been taken in the past. Though, some safety measures are unreliable. Having the attitude of “ Oh…what are the chances of a hurricane hitting me?” or “ What are the odds of that happening to me?” will not surpass as a justification for not taking the proper precautions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Veterinarian

- Veterinarians are doctors who treat diseased and injured animals and give advice on how to care and breed healthy animals. The first veterinarian appeared around 2,500 B.C. in Babylon and China. There are two main types of vets. For example, there are large animal veterinarians that work with cows, horses, elephants, and numerous other large species. But there are also small animal veterinarians that work with smaller species, such as companion animals (pets). There are many different places of employment for veterinarians....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vet

- Veterinarians The topic I chose was veterinarians. What is a vet (short for veterinarian). “Vets are animal doctors” says Dee Ready. They care for sick animals. “Just as people visit the doctor when they are sick, animals need help of doctors too” says Betsy Imershein. What do veterinarians do. The vet may operate, fix a broken bone or give an animal a shot. Whatever is wrong with an animal is what the vet has to do. There are different kinds of vets. Some care for pets. This includes dogs, cats, birds and things of that nature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Euthanasia

- Euthanasia Euthanasia is a highly emotive issue, which is habitually avoided contemplation because it deals with unsettling issues people often choose to disregard. It is exceptionally difficult for people to converse about grave illness and its implications, which is undoubtedly why so many people are left unaware of why this issue is so significant. The increasing number of grave diseases emphasises the magnitude of this issue. 1 out of 5 people have or will develop cancer in this modern age....   [tags: Papers]

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Robotics

- Robotics What do you think of when you think about ‘robots’. If you think they are only the stuff of space movies and science fiction novels, then think again. Robots are the largest growing technological devices in the world. They perform many functions ranging from space exploration to entertainment. In the following essay the functions of robots, the various types of robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using robots will be discussed. The reasons for using robots are almost endless for example ; robots are ideal for jobs that require repetitive , precise movements....   [tags: Technology Robot]

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