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Symbol, Allusion, and Myth in Irving Layton's Rhine Boat Trip

- Symbol, Allusion, and Myth in Irving Layton's Rhine Boat Trip        "...haunted/by the ghosts of Jewish mothers/looking for their ghostly Children" (Layton). Though physical evidence of the Holocaust is now slightly limited, as time tends to destroy the tangible, the cry for justice and the remembrance of systematic genocide by a sadistic people enacting ignorant dogma will ring indefinitely throughout the world. Humanity will always be guilty of the atrocities that it instigates. Irving Layton, in his poem, Rhine Boat Trip, depicts the eternal evidence of the Nazi Crime, a stain of culpability that is reducible from all who have witnessed it....   [tags: Rhine Boat Trip Essays]

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Gone Fishing Trip On The Beach

- Gone Fishing Every year me and my Family would go to Florida for vacation, it is the best the whole family would make it a point to go and spend time with everyone. My Uncle had a condo down in Indian Rocks and that is where we would all stay, it didn’t matter if some of us had to sleep on the floor. We always make sure to go to the best places around such as Crabby Bills, which is a really good seafood restaurant. John’s Past, which is a strip mall with all of these little stores with anything and everything you could ever need for the beach....   [tags: Fishing, Fish, Angling, Recreational boat fishing]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- No Bricks and No Temples: Coping with Crisis in “The Open Boat” Stephen Crane’s story “The Open Boat” concerns four people who are trying to reach land after surviving a shipwreck off of the Florida coast. During the course of the story, they face dangers that are real physical threats, but they also have to deal with trying to make sense of their situation. The characters in this story cope with their struggles in two ways: individually, they each imagine that Nature, or Fate, or God, is behind their experiences, which allows them to blame some outside force for their struggle, and together, they form a bond of friendship that helps them keep their spirits up....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Man]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Open Boat '

- Literary Criticism Essay “The Open Boat” fixates on the idea that Nature doesn’t care about man, and gives a glimpse of how men form a bond of brotherhood to overcome it. Stephen Crane’s poem War Is Kind exemplifies the disdain ways of nature and how it engenders it to be dispassionate towards men. Crane exemplifies that Nature finds man unworthy of its consideration by the way he writes about death. In the beginning of the poem Crane writes “Because your lover threw wild hands towards the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Literature, Man]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- American author, Stephen Crane often wrote about different predicaments that his fellow men encounters. “The Open Boat” is a fictional account of his experience as a correspondent shipwrecked while on expedition to the Cuban revolutionaries in 1897 (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/stephen-crane) where he spent over 30 hours on a life boat with three other passengers. This realistic story depicts how four men are forced onto a 10 foot dingy after their ship sinks. Crane takes a realist approach when describing the natural elements such as unsettling winds and the raging seas which represent the uncaring and unforgiving nature of life....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Nature, Man]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane There are many inspiring literary works from the short stories, plays and poems but there is one in particular that will have a lasting and profound effect on my perspective concerning the strength and determination of mankind, “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. Crane presents the epic battle of man against nature with such vivid imagery that it ignites the imagination. It is an attribute of mankind to seek supremacy against each other, fate and nature itself, as can be seen in this short story....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Man, Perception]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- Never rely on others “Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world. Because even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness” (lbn Taymiyyah). The idea of this quote may seem ridiculous to some people that do not depend on anyone, because in this world, people have too many families and friends that we can rely on. However there are some situations that our friends and families cannot help up out. Like in the story “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, tells a story about four men-a captain, a cook, an oiler, and a correspondent who float in an open boat over the sea....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Help me, A Story]

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Analysis Of Stephen Crane 's ' The Open Boat '

- Analysis of “The Open Boat” In 1897 acclaimed writer Stephen Crane boarded a freighter commissioned to smuggle weapons and munitions to Cuba; he was to document the journey, but quickly after departure, the freighter sank. The literary classic "The Open Boat", which Crane penned after surviving this disaster, had nothing to do with the intended purpose of the voyage, but instead focused on the will of man versus nature and is the greatest short story of Naturalistic literature. Protagonists carry a great significance in Naturalism( )....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Nature]

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Trip Gone Wrong: My Brother Went Missing

- “C’mon, Jake. We’re going to be late!” I yelled at my far behind brother. “As fast as I can, sis.” The thing is, we’re heading on our first trip to Paris. Jake is going to leave for a few months to go back to the army for his shift as a Special Forces candidate. “Flight 54 to Toulouse, France now boarding. Plane doors close in eight minutes!” The loud woman’s voice echoed through the gigantic, busy building. As soon as we made it to the luggage scanner, I grinned with joy. “I can see it now, Jake....   [tags: plane, family, trip, france]

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An Analysis Of Stephen Crane 's ' The Open Boat '

- A Mysterious Treasure Hidden in “The Open Boat" A tone readers clearly find in “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, is loneliness. That particular tone is easily seen when; a group of four men are in a ten foot dinghy with nothing to either their north, south, east, or west except the water around their position. “The men seem to recognize that they are helpless in the face of nature. Their lives could be lost at any moment by the most common of natural phenomena: a wave, a current, the wind, a shark, or even simple starvation and exposure....   [tags: The Open Boat, Stephen Crane, Ocean, Commodore]

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The Other Boat

- The Other Boat Who am I. Why do I do what I do. When can I break the rules of society without being guilty. In the unique agony of seeking understanding, acceptance, and love, these several questions echo poignantly throughout human history. For all people these introspective problems—while difficult—desperately need answers, as answers to these questions dictate the choice to stay within the bounds of accepted ethics or to step out. The importance and difficulty of finding good answers to these questions intensifies for atheists and agnostics, since they must formulate answers with the full responsibility for their conclusions resting on their own shoulders....   [tags: Other Boat Edward Morgan Forster]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"        “None of them knew the color of the sky.” This first sentence in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” implies the overall relationship between the individual and nature. This sentence also implies the limitations of anyone’s perspective. The men in the boat concentrate so much on the danger they are in, that they are oblivious and unaware to everything else; in other words, maybe lacking experience. “The Open Boat” begins with a description of four men aboard a small boat on a rough sea....   [tags: Open Boat Stephen Crane Essays]

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The Power of Nature Revealed in The Open Boat

- The Power of Nature Revealed in The Open Boat     In 1894, Stephen Crane said, "A man said to the universe: 'Sir, I exist!' 'However,' replied the universe, 'The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.'" This short encounter of man and nature is representative of Crane’s view of nature. However, he did not always see nature as indifferent to man. In 1887, he survived a shipwreck with two other men. "The Open Boat" is his account from an outsider’s point of view of the two days spent in a dinghy....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]

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Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimism in The Open Boat

- Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimism in The Open Boat         In Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat", the American literary school of naturalism is used and three of the eight features are most apparent, making this work, in my opinion, a good example of the school of naturalism. These three of the eight features are determinism, objectivity, and pessimism. They show, some more than others, how Stephen Crane viewed the world and the environment around him.         Determinism is of course the most obvious of the three features....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]

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Indifference to Anxiety in Crane's The Open Boat

- Indifference to Anxiety in Crane's The Open Boat    In recent years, critical response to Stephen Crane's The Open Boat has shifted dramatically, focusing less on the tale's philosophical agendas than on its epistemological implications. The story no longer stands as merely a naturalistic depiction of nature's monumental indifference or as simply an existential affirmation of fife's absurdity. Instead, we have slowly come to realize a new level of the text, one that, according to Donna Gerstenberger, explores "man's limited capacities for knowing reality" (557)....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- Stephen Crane's The Open Boat Humanity often tends to see itself as being somehow important in the grand scheme of the Universe. We speak of 'fate' as if we were put here for some reason, or purpose. We have our religions, which often serve as an engine to drive our lives and as a means to give meaning to them. But why do we think of ourselves in such a superior fashion. Do we really matter at all. Would the Universe stop if we were suddenly taken away. In his short story, 'The Open Boat,' Stephen Crane shows us a Universe totally unconcerned with the affairs of humankind; it is an indifferent Universe in which Man has to struggle to survive....   [tags: Stephen Crane Open Boat Essays Papers]

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Man and the Vain Struggle Against Nature & Himself: Determinism in Stephen Crane’s The Open Boat

- Stephen Crane’s short story, “The Open Boat,” conveys the experiences of four men who survive a shipwreck and find themselves set afloat on a life boat in the middle of the ocean. On the surface, the story paints a picture of the perils of being lost at sea and of the way that four men can come together in a time of distress and count on one another for strength and companionship. However, the story also discusses the theme of determinism, or the ideas that there are forces acting upon an individual, that these forces are beyond the control of the individual, and that these forces impact and shape the lives of those on whom they are exerted....   [tags: shipwreck, life, boat, ocean]

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Analysis of The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

- Analysis of The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Story: “The Open Boat,” 1897 Author: Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Central Character: There is no real central character in this story. All the men on the boat are spoken about more or less equally and no prominent character jumps out at the reader as being the central character. Although more emphasis is put onto the correspondent, and Billie the oiler. Other Character: The cook: bails water from boat. Billie the oiler: steers and rows boat, is the only of the men that does not make it alive to land....   [tags: The Open Boat Stephen Crane Essays]

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Analysis of The Boat by Alistar MacLeod

- “The Boat”, narrated by a Mid-western university professor, Alistar MacLeod, is a short story concerning a family and their different perspectives on freedom vs. tradition. The mother pushes the son to embrace more of a traditional lifestyle by taking over the fathers fishing business, while on the other hand the father pushes the son to live more autonomously in an unconstrained manner. “The Boat” focuses on the father and how his personality influences the son’s choice on how to live and how to make decisions that will ultimately affect his life....   [tags: Dreams, Desires, Tradition]

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Symbolism and Devices in Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- An Examination of Symbolism and Devices in The Open Boat     The struggle for survival by mankind can be found in many different settings.  It can be seen on a battlefield, a hospital room or at sea as related in “The Open Boat”, written in 1897 by Stephen Crane.  The story is based on his actual experiences when he survived the sinking of the SS Commodore off the coast of Florida in early 1897.  “The Open Boat” is Stephen Crane’s account of life and death at sea told through the use of themes and devices to emphasize the indifference of nature to man’s struggles and the development of mankind’s compassion....   [tags: Open Boat Essays]

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Relationship between the Individual and Nature in The Open Boat

- Relationship between the Individual and Nature in "The Open Boat"         From the beginning, the four characters in the aftermath of a shipwreck do not know "the colour of the sky" but all of them know "the colours of the sea."  This opening strongly suggests the symbolic situations in which human beings are located in the universe.  The sky personifies the mysterious, inconceivable cause of reality , which humans cannot understand, and the sea symbolizes the earthy, mundane phenomenon, which humans are supposed to perceive.  The symbolic picture generated by the above conflict implies the overall relationship between the individual and nature.   In fact, the daily life of human beings...   [tags: Open Boat Essays]

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The Father of Modern Psychology: J.B. Rhine

- Many highly regarded intellectuals and physicists have taken interest in the probability of telekinesis over the years, leading to experiments in the field of study. One of the most renowned names in the research and study of psychic phenomenon is J.B. Rhine, also referred to as “The Father of Modern Psychology”. He has been documented as the first to build a research center that focused on finding evidence that people may have abilities unexplainable by science. The Rhine Research Center used Zener card tests which allowed people to demonstrate their ability to acquire information with, none previously given to them and without use of any of the five senses (The Parapsychological Ass...   [tags: mind, matters, human energy]

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Over the Rhine

- Over the Rhine      It is a rare occurrence in today’s over-amplified, bass-kicking sound world to leave a concert feeling as if you actually heard the music. Over the Rhine provided one of those concerts on Thursday October 2nd at Birdys Bar and Grill in Indianapolis. My personal congratulations to the sound guy, who’s mixing allowed the audience to really hear all the different layers of music and different instrumentation really being played.      Another rare occurrence; real songwriters and musicians playing their own music....   [tags: Music Musicians Bands Essays]

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A Report on the River Rhine

- A Report on the River Rhine Introduction ============ The River Rhine stands to be the 3rd largest river in the whole of Europe, yet is one of the most influential rivers in the world; some even call it Europe’s main artery. The Rhine is responsible for 10% of the world’s chemical production, as well as huge amounts of production of refineries, textiles manufactures, metal works and plastics. On average around 250 million tones of cargo are transported along the river Rhine to the necessary factories a year....   [tags: Papers]

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A Fishing Trip At Remember

- A Fishing Trip to Remember It was June 6th, 2013. Our family set off for a fishing trip in the crystal blue waters of the South Miami Sea. We had heard reports of a hurricane coming in from the north, but dad decided they were just rumors; who could blame him. The sky was as clear as could be and not a single cloud to be seen. A gentle, cool breeze blew in from the south blowing my hair over my eyes. My little brother Adrian swiped my hair back behind my ears; “ ”There you go sis.” he said. Adrian is the best little brother a big sister could ask for....   [tags: Sun, Sky, Family, Mother]

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A Trip into the Artwork of Salvador Dali

- A Trip into the Artwork of Salvador Dali On May 11th, 1904 a young artist by the name of Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. An artist who would grow and who works would impact the world. Dali has several museums around the world with his artworks displayed. During my visit to the Dali Museum located in Saint Petersburg, Florida it was an intriguing and informative trip into the artwork of Salvador Dali. During his journey as a young artist before finding his home in the realm of surrealism, Dali had experiences with other styles of painting such as realism, impressionism and cubism....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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The Long Journey Of A Slave Trip

- Its 1683, on a hot summer day in Charleston, South Carolina, as the long journey of a slave trip is finally coming to an end. A boat packed with human cargo has arrived at Charleston Harbor. The next day, several potential buyers showed up for the slave auction, where Jubari Okafor, a freed slave, met Samuel Breckenridge, an owner of twelve tobacco plantations as they were both inspecting and evaluating a young girl named Claudia. Okafor and Breckenridge got to talking, and realized their very different views on slavery....   [tags: Slavery, Caribbean, Cuba]

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The River Rhine Case Study

- The River Rhine Case Study The River Rhine rises in the Swiss Alps about 3,353 metres above sea level and flows north, passing through or bordering Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands and then its mouth is located at the North Sea. The Rhine is usually at its maximum volume during the seasons of spring and summer; this is due to the fact that there is the melted water of snow and glaciers. In this enquiry I am looking at the aspect of river flooding in the Rhine, particularly in 1995....   [tags: Papers]

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Chemical Spill Damage: The Red River Rhine

- ... The Sandoz chemical plant was an ex machinery storehouse, and as such was unlikely to be affected by fires before it's conversion. Unfortunately, during this conversion, no further sprinklers, fire alarms or partitioning walls were installed, leaving the building woefully unprepared. Had the proper framework been implemented, the fire would most likely have been dealt with long before it reached such dangerous levels. But Sandoz itself is not the sole recipient of blame. The Swiss government was slow to warn its neighbours of the disaster, leading to avoidable damage to the ecosystems of these countries....   [tags: ecosystem devastated, sandoz chemical warehouse]

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Rhine Flooding Case Study

- Rhine Flooding Case Study Introduction: - The River Rhine is one of Europe's largest and most used waterways. The source of this great river can be found in the Swiss Alps, where it stretches 1,320km until it flows out into the Dutch North Sea. The Rhine has a long history of intense flooding and recent devastating floods in the 1990's have caused considerable damage and are well remembered by the local population. [IMAGE] Causes: - The causes of these forceful floods can be traced back to a number of different things including human factors such as deforestation, the greenhouse effect (this is show by the facts stating the 1°C temperature rise in sout...   [tags: Papers]

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A Trip to the Store

- A Trip to the Store There once was a man, a ordinary man named John. John had a family with a wife and three kids, a house with a garage and two cars, very much of an average person was our John. One day John's wife asked him to go to the store to get some bread. As John put on his coat and found the keys to the car he already knew how he would get to the store. He would pull out of the driveway and turn left on Hazelwood Road. He would go past the neighbors on whose land he bowhunted every fall, down the hill, between the swamps and up the next hill to the highway....   [tags: Parables Short Stories Essays]

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My Trip

- experience to go places and see things where something historical or amazing happened, or to see a view so wonderful that I cannot even grasp its beauty. When I travel I have enormous amounts of me time. It’s nice and peaceful. I can lose all my worries in the many different and beautiful places I visit. The most enjoyable and extensive trip I have taken so far was in 2001 when I was ten; I traveled all over the USA for five weeks. Everything about the trip was enjoyable. Even getting ready was enjoyable....   [tags: Travel]

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The Open Boat

- “When it came night, the white waves passed to and fro in the moonlight, and the wind brought the sound of the great sea’s voice to the men on the shore, and they felt they could then be interpreters” (Crane 370). “The Open Boat,” written by Stephen Crane, describes the journey of four men stranded in a dinghy in the middle of the ocean and the hardships that had to be faced in order to survive. This story is not only a riveting story, keeping readers on the edge of their seat, but the story also makes the reader realize how precious life truly is....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Stephen Crane]

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Dominic's Field Trip to Ellis Island

- ... They decide to leave the country in the morning so the town doesn’t find out who murdered Randizzi. On their journey back Salvatore’s stomach starts hurting severely. Soon they find a place to spend the night. They plan to leave early in the morning to get to the dock, but to their surprise Salvatore dies in his sleep. On the way to the dock, they find out that they weren’t allowed to bring pets on the boat and Francisco has a pet goat that he has to get rid of which made him really upset. Finally, they reach America only to find out that two of them had to go to New York and one could go to New Jersey....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The narrative of the Olive Boat

- One object in the Palace Museum in Taipei classified as a “curio,” is a small light brown oblong object that upon closer inspection is a detailed boat complete with cargo and a crew carved from an olive stone. This boat provides insight into the interaction between artist and view as well as demonstrating some traits typical of Chinese art. First, the object itself provides a narrative of Chinese boast and offers insight into how this object was meant to be viewed. Second, the material of the object is unusual and suggests the skill and intellect of the artist as well as mirroring traditional Chinese thought about material....   [tags: object landscape, palace museum, chinese boast]

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The Found Boat by Alice Munro

- “The Found Boat” by Alice Munro is a story about five teenagers that learn to explore and have a sense of freedom after finding a boat washed ashore after a flood. The boat becomes a common ground used between the characters to become closer friends and explore things in the world around them. This boat that they find gives these kids a new found form of freedom and they embrace that. When the boat was initially found by the girls the boys didn’t see it at first, after they find it they become closer friends and this newfound friendship takes the teenagers on an adventure....   [tags: teenagers, freedom]

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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

- “The Open Boat” is short tale of endurance, suffering, and redemption. The story focuses on four interesting sailors on a journey towards survival. They try their best to overcome the adversities of the water and raging storm. Crane focuses on the constant struggle of man’s immobility to control his own life. “The Open Boat” is a nonfictional fiction some call it. It typically is argued as only fiction, but many lean toward its nonfictional quality. Crane wrote the story based off his real life experience of a shipwreck he tragically endured....   [tags: suffering, redemption, oiler, sailors]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Open Boat '

- "The Open boat" directly tells the readers that facing the power of nature is actually a test of a person 's psychological strength rather than the physical strength. Throughout the story, multiple ways are used to depict characters ' emotion, mentality, and behaviors by the Author. Furthermore, the author shows the reader the importance of psychological strength and how effective it is to influence others by using one 's psychological strength. At the beginning of the story, the author used most of the contents to describe the characters ' psychological movement....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Thought, Mind]

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Can A Cardboard Boat Float

- As surprising as it may seem, one of the most common household items, cardboard, can be used to construct a boat. Building a cardboard boat has become a fun activity that anyone can take part in. Towns and schools hold annual cardboard boat regattas, judging the entrants on speed, design, and creativity. In New Richmond, Ohio there is even a cardboard boat museum. These special boats are more than just a box thrown into water; they are designed using elements of engineering and physics to make them not only water ready, but fast and durable....   [tags: history, stone age, log boats]

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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

- “The Open Boat”” “From the first moment [sentence referencing “the sky”], … The Open Boat proceeds as a traditional sea journey to knowledge, and the knowledge it attains is equally as mysterious or religious as that envisioned in other great American sea journeys ---…” The “Open Boat” is a short story written by Stephen Crane (1871-1900). This story develops the tragic fate of the SS Commodore. This ship had for mission to transport ammunition for the Cuban rebels from Jacksonville, Florida to Cuba with his 28 Souls On Board....   [tags: Short Story Analysis]

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Themes in The Boat by Alistair MacLeod

- “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” At some point in life one is faced with a decision which will define the future, but only time will tell whether or not the choice was right or wrong. The Boat by Alistair MacLeod demonstrates that an individual should make their own decisions in life, be open to new experiences and changes, and that there is no way to obtain something, without sacrificing something else. The story describes the protagonist who is coming of age as torn between the two worlds which he loves equally, represented by his mother and his father....   [tags: Decisions, Life, Choices]

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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

- In the story "The Open Boat," by Stephen Crane, Crane uses many literary techniques to convey the stories overall theme. The story is centered on four men: a cook, a correspondent, Billie, an oiler who is the only character named in the story, and a captain. They are stranded in a lifeboat in stormy seas just off the coast of Florida, just after their ship has sunk. Although they can eventually see the shore, the waves are so big that it is too dangerous to try to take the boat in to land. Instead, the men are forced to take the boat further out to sea, where the waves are not quite as big and dangerous....   [tags: Short Story Analysis, Writing Techniques]

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Can a Cardboard Boat Float?

- ... in their boats, known as longships. These ships were the main naval vessel of the Scandinavians. Their boats were built for speed due to their shallow draft hull design. During that time these boats were very intimidating. Today, however, we have boats that have reached over 300 miles per hour and ships that are 1,600 ft. long. After hearing that you can make a boat out of cardboard you may be wondering why boats even float. The reason a boat can float, is based on the gravitational force and the buoyancy force....   [tags: incorporating topics learned in class ]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- “The Open Boat” was written by Stephen Crane in 1897. This is an extremely powerful short story fictionalized by one of Crane’s own experiences out at sea. He is able to use what has happened to him, and spice it up to turn his story into a fictional account everyone can relate to. The reasons this story is so powerful is because of the literary devices Crane uses throughout the story, especially symbolism. In “The Open Boat,” Crane uses the four main characters, the dinghy, the waves, and the sea-weed as symbols to produce a microcosm of society....   [tags: literary analysis, fiction novels]

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Autobiography in The Open Boat

- The Open Boat is based off the true story of the sinking of the Commodore. Stephen Crane had a traumatic shipwreck in January 1897. After the crash on the 10-foot boat, Crane was lost at sea for 30 hours. He was later rescued and wrote 3 different writings on the sinking of Commodore (Eye). Crane’s afterthought of the sinking of the Commodore led to the short story. It was initially published as “Stephen Crane’s Own Story” (Hayes). The Open Boat is now a fictional tale written by Stephen Crane to portray his struggling experience....   [tags: sinking of the Commodore]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- In the short story “ The Open Boat,” by Stephen Crane, Crane does an outstanding job creating descriptive images throughout the entire story. With saying this, Crane uses symbolism along with strong imagery to provide the reader with a fun and exciting story about four guys who 's fight was against nature and themselves. Starting early in the book, Crane creates a story line that has four men in a great amount of trouble in the open waters of the ocean. Going into great detail about natures fierce and powerful body of water, Crane makes it obvious that nature has no empathy for the human race....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Natural environment]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- Nature is its own being. It does not care how it affects people, nor does it care whether its actions are understood by man. Nature does not set out to purposely harm nor help anyone. In other words, it is not cruel or compassionate. It is simply its own indifferent being. Stephen Crane shows this in his short story, “The Open Boat”. Stephen Crane writes this story from a real life experience in which he too was stranded on a dinghy after being shipwrecked. Through this story, his feelings about nature are revealed (Spofford 1)....   [tags: nature's indifference, literary analysis]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Boat '

- Alistair MacLeod has a unique style of writing in the story, “The Boat”, which is composed of fairly simple words to present the reader with a smooth read. The context of the passage is witnessed in the eyes of the narrator, and it voices the dedication of his father; whom works diligently as a fisherman with his son following his footsteps. The excerpt from the story relates to the story as a whole since his father carried on the tradition of fishing at sea from previous generations - despite his appreciation for books, he gave up on his dreams for the sake of family heritage....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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The Boat: The Pursuit of Self- Fulfilment

- . In the short story The Boat, written by Canadian author Alistair Macleod, the main storyline revolves around the idea of self-fulfillment and the factors that affect one’s path to achieving it. The story bases itself off of a families pursuit of self-fulfillment within each individual and the limitations that obstructs their opportunities of achieving it. The main character, the Son, is faced with an internal conflict between choosing what his aspirations in life will truly will be. Two very influential characters that affect his decisions include the mother, who is very strong willed in what she believed, and his Father....   [tags: Alistair Macleod, story analysis]

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Naturalisn In The Open Boat

- In most traditional happy ending stories, there always appears to be evidence of supernaturalism. However, Stephen Crane leaves out all fairy tale elements and mystical creatures in his “The Open Boat”. Throughout the whole story, there are constant examples of the raw, realistic and indifferent parts of life. In Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” naturalism is apparent through the use of language, literary techniques, and thematic elements. First of all, Crane’s use of language played a large part in the naturalistic feel of the story....   [tags: Stephen Crane]

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The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

- “When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples.” In other words, nature is an apathetic force that acts upon the lives of human beings simply as a consequence of their existence. However maddening and frightening this may be, man is in essence a byproduct of the environment and its conditions....   [tags: Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome, Nature]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

- Stephen Crane’s story, “The Open Boat”, retells a tragic event that actually occurred in his life. This story is told from a third person point-of-view. He chooses to let a narrator reveal the character’s emotions and inner thoughts. From this perspective, the reader can fully experience what happened during their struggle to survive. Crane wants the reader to connect with each individual character and feel their independent struggle as they work together to reach the shore alive. The narrator helps the reader to feel the despair of the freezing, drowning men and the pain of losing one of the “Brotherhood”....   [tags: Story, Personal Narrative, Literary Analysis]

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The Trip Of A Lifetime

- The Trip of a Lifetime Standing tall and confident as if nothing could destroy it, the steel, glowing from the lights, stretched from the ground to the night sky. I never thought it would stand right before me. The only thing I could think about was seeing this in person. As a bright sunset shined through the holes in the steel and people crowded all around me, my eyes gazed up to see layer upon layer of steel which formed the Eiffel Tower. This was the trip that changed my view on lifestyle forever....   [tags: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Bastille Day, Gustave Eiffel]

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A Trip of a Lifetime

- Everyone has those days that will continue to leave an imprint on their lives forever. Those days that can be relived just by thinking about them. For me, one of those amazing days took place in the summer leading up to my senior year of high school. My two best friends, Nolan and Jack, and I were beginning a trip that will always be defined as a pivotal moment in my life, from the friendships it solidified to the transition to adulthood we all began to undergo. At this point in time, we were all seventeen year old kids, without a care in the world in the midst of summer....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Boat, by Alistair Macleod

- A household is a precious and sensitive system of a group. Everyone has a role and responsibilities and even if someone took a sliver of more than the rest the balance could be broken. In the short-story “The Boat” written by Alistair MacLeod, the mother controls decisions in the house and abuses them even if they are not for the better of the house. She refuses to accept the daughter’s gifts, she discourages her family towards getting a better education and she married their father and pressured him to be a sailor....   [tags: Abuse of Power, Family]

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The Boat By Alistair Macleod

- This passage defines the character of the narrators’ father as an intelligent man who wants a better life for his children, as well as establishes the narrators’ mothers’ stubbornness and strong opposition to change as key elements of the plot. Alistair Macleod’s “The Boat” is a tale of sacrifice, and of silent struggle. A parent’s sacrifice not only of their hopes and dreams, but of their life. The struggle of a marriage which sees two polar opposites raising a family during an era of reimagining....   [tags: Mother, Family, Life, Narrator]

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Trip of a Lifetime

- Most people making a visit to Italy try to see all of the famous sites that we have all grown up with in our history books. The majority of visitors to Rome are happy to see the Vatican, St. Peters Basilica, or the Coliseum; little do they know that there is so much more to be seen. While researching our trip that we would make to Rome, I discovered a part of St. Peter Basilica that is rarely seen by most tourists. Because of research, determination, and good old American persuasion, this led us to obtaining tickets to the “Scavi” and an experience of our lifetime....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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A Trip to Spain

- Throughout life, many of us have had an opportunity to visit different places, so memorable that we cannot avoid sharing the experience with our friends and family members. During holidays, family members or groups of people would always want to go on vacations but unfortunately, they simply have no idea on how to plan for their vacations. This is a plan for a vocational trip of 25 people to Spain. It includes places to visit and accommodation during the vacation. Day of Arrival Taking a British Airways economy class flight from New York to Spain costs roughly $ 870....   [tags: vacations, wine, tourism, accomodation]

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A Trip to London

- ... These war rooms did not become operational until August 27, 1939, also they were not bomb proof until December of 1940. This came after the intense bombing of London by the German army. The underground bunker is amazing in size, accounting for nearly 30,000 square feet. These war rooms were closed on August 16, 1945. When is was closed many of the employees simply cleaned out the desk and left and never returned. Because of this, the furnishings of the bunker remained together and never touched since that day....   [tags: personal experience, cruiser]

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Summary Of ' Reyes Santos '

- Yanibel Reyes Santos She just got up one day and decided to almost give her life up for her kids. Well she did not legitimately give her life away but you would think she should have after hearing our famous family story. What 's ironic about it is that it does not get told that often it rarely gets told, it just a story you know because it got told to you once and then after that you just knew. The young kids don 't get told it though. It took them literally 17 years to tell me the story I just recently found out....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, A Story, Trip]

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Field Trip To Double Haven and Ap Chau

- In this field trip, I have visited Lai Chi Wo and Ap Chau. In the morning on 8th March, we got on the boat at Ma Liu Shui Pier. The boat entered the area of Double Haven through the Tolo Harbour and North Channel. We arrived at Lai Chi Wo after two-hour boat ride. Lai Chi Wo is in the Double Haven marine park of Hong Kong Global Geopark of China. It is located in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong. The features of this place include Hakka walled village, Fung Shui woodland, Lai Chi Wo Nature Trail, mangrove and wetland....   [tags: Lai Chi Wo, China tourism]

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Historic New York and Its Diversity

- New York City has always been an example of how diversity can exist in a successful and peaceful place. Full of action, enthusiasm, and a combination of many cultures, New York is rich in every sense of the word. For example, taking a walk down the busy streets not only opens your eyes to the small but meaningful details of the city and the different people that revive it but also the numerous worlds that are somehow fused in this magical city, like Little Italy, Chinatown, Little Syria, Korea Town, and many others....   [tags: liberty, city, culture, trip]

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German Museum: Art Over the Water

- The museum, Kunst über der Wasser, translated from German as “Art Over the Water,” is located in Boppard, Germany along the Rhine River. With large open windows that flaunt the stunning landscape and steel accents representing the river’s current, Kunst über der Wasser extends over the Rhine River illuminating the emphasis on works of art that showcase Earth’s greatest feature, water. Curators will strive to use only natural lighting in the Kunst über der Wasser in order to achieve a relaxing nature-like feel to the museum....   [tags: rhine river, claude monet]

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The True Essence of Modern Technology as a Standing Reserve According to Martin Heidegger

- The True Essence of Modern Technology in Standing-Reserve According to Martin Heidegger Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher that argues in “The Question Concerning Technology," the essence of technology; especially that modern technology is essentially dangerous. He believes that modern technology forces us to misunderstand the world around us, including ourselves. As a result, modern technology takes away essential purposes such as freedom. This freedom revolves around man’s self-knowledge and truth....   [tags: airliner, nature, rhine]

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A Fly-In Fishing Trip

- A Fly-In Fishing Trip It was the summer going into my sophomore year of college and my father and I decided to spend some time together before leaving. We had decided to take a fishing trip. We both love to fish and have spent many hours together in a boat, but never really caught anything to brag about. My father had joined Walleyes Unlimited through a close friend of his he has known for a long time named Bill Weaver. There was an opportunity to join Bill, his son Bryce, and about twenty others from Walleyes Unlimited, for a six-day, seven-night fly-in fishing trip to Manitoba, Canada....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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The Importance of Traditions in A Rose For Emily and The Boat

- The loss of tradition is a sub theme in both short stories, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Boat by Alistair Macleod. In the former, the loss of tradition is seen by Miss Emily losing her way of life in the old South. In the latter, the boat is the tradition for the story. The tradition is lost as outsiders come in and the daughters leave with the effeminate strangers and abandon the community and the cherished way of life of their mother. However, this tradition represented by Emily’s house and the boat gradually disappears in both stories....   [tags: Compare and Contrast]

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The Facinating Competetion of Dragon Boat Racing

- ... It’s an amazing sight to see, and even more experience. Now let’s go back a little about some history of the two sports. It is believed that dragon boating originated along the Yangtze River of the southern region of China 2,500 years ago. There are various accounts as to the history of the sport but no reliable sources can be found. Although the main underlying theme of the history comes back to the sacrificial nature of the culture to the dragon deity to either provide agricultural prosperity or justice....   [tags: team, sport, rowing]

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Bumper Boat Fiasco

- Bumper boats are stupid. Or so I thought. A complete waste of time and money. Seriously, who wants to buzz around in a poorly constructed piece of scrap metal surrounded by rubber for clueless little children. These were my thoughts until one of the weirdest and most hilarious events occurred a few summers ago. Then my opinion of bumper boats immediately changed. It was the summer of 2006 in late July after my sixth grade year at Harrold Middle School. My parents surprised my brothers and me by telling us that our family, including my grandparents and aunt’s family, would be traveling to Cook Forest in Clarion, PA....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Boat ' By Alistair Macleod

- The reading of “The Boat” by Alistair Macleod, and “Simple Recipes” by Madeleine Thein, both display many components that draw attention to different family dynamics, as well as how each member is tested when if comes to love. The reading of “The Boat” by Alistair Macleod is an interesting and sad story that displays many elements figuratively and literally. The first figurative element is the boat. At a literal perspective, the boat is used for fishing and boat rides, although these are not the only things that the boat represents....   [tags: Family, Love, Marriage, Short story]

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My Family Needed a Reliable Boat

- For islanders boating is a necessity. For sportspersons, vacationers and outdoors enthusiasts, recreational watersports is the reason most visitors come to the area. My observation is that summer boating, and pleasure craft activity has become more popular with each passing year. I’ve not only watched, but I have also been an active participant in exploring the river. I’ve watched fishing boats and pleasure craft darting in and out of the channels between and around the myriad of nearby islands....   [tags: islander, sports, activities]

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The Picture Book Ziba Came On A Boat

- Imagine, if only for a moment ‘being on an old soggy fishing boat that creaked and moaned as it rose and fell, rose and fell, across the endless sea...’ Traveling from her war-torn homeland in search of safety, and freedom, with only her mother’s comfort, such a long and anxious journey was a reality for young Ziba. The picture book Ziba Came on a Boat is an emotional and touching story, based on fictional events, and personal experiences, which evoke incredible empathy towards Afghan refugees....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Memory, Ocean]

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Fresh Off The Boat By Eddie Huang

- Fresh Off the Boat is loosely inspired by the life of Eddie Huang, and it is a sit-com starring an Asian-American family. The Huang family consists of Grandma Huang (Louis’ mother), Louis (the father), Jessica (the mother), Eddie (the eldest child), Emery (the middle child) and Evan (the youngest child). The family was originally from Chinatown of Washington, D.C. now lives in Orlando, Florida. They moved to Florida so the father, Louis Huang, could open up a cowboy-themed restaurant. One of the things that make this show interesting is that it is about an Asian-American family and currently there is no other show out about Asian-American families....   [tags: Race, Family, White people, White American]

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How Kayaking Can Be an Urban Sport in New York City

- How Kayaking can be an urban sport in New York City, and should not be relegated to rural parts of New York State. What is Kayaking for some they would categorize as an excretions sport, requiring them to drive far from salvations to take part. Like the lakes in Upstate New York. This makes Kayaking not readily excisable for New York City residents, defining kayaking as a suburban or an elite’s activity. Leave those without the space or the financial means unable to take part. But this is false if you live in New York City....   [tags: state, city, boat, power]

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Scuba Trip

- On May 22, 1994 it was my ninth birthday. My mom and dad decided to go on a cruise to the Bahamas. We went on one of the Carnival cruise ships. This boat was the biggest boats I ever saw. When we rushed to get on the cruise ship I saw that there were so many rooms and shops. My favorite room was the Game room, when I entered the game room there were so many games and seemed like there were hundreds and hundreds of them. I started to get bored so I left. When I went to back to our room my dad was thinking about going scuba diving....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Open Boat

- The Open Boat is a particularly interesting story because of the great detail that author extends and because of the solitary reflections of the characters in consideration of their demise. The story possesses amazingly vivid description. This attention to detail affords the reader the greatest degree of reading pleasure. Crane paints such glorious images in reader's mind with his eloquence. "The morning appeared finally, in its splendor, with a sky of pure blue, and the sunlight flamed on the tips of waves"(387)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Open Boat

- Open Boat Symbolism allows writers to suggest their ideas within a piece of literature. This is found in most types of writing. Stephen Crane expresses this in his short story, The Open Boat. Through symbolism and allegory, it is demonstrated that humans live in a universe that is unconcerned with them. The characters in the story come face to face with this indifference and are nearly overcome by Nature’s lack of concern. This is established in the opening scenes, the “seven mad gods” and in the realization of the dying soldier....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Old Person Trip

- Old Person Trip The people that will be able to participate will be those who have the ability to use a fishing rod. The pontoon boat that will be used will be wheelchair accessible for those who are inclined to be in one. As far as the psychomotor domain goes, the participants need to be in fair to good condition so that they are able to withstand the boat ride, both physically and mentally, and also to be able to reel in the fish. For the cognitive domain, the people will need to be aware in case they have a fish on the line....   [tags: Papers]

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The Myth Of An American Road Trip

- The myth of an American Road Trip is one that has existed in some way or another for nearly as long as European settlers came to North America. Even the very migration of European protestants to the New World could be seen as reflective of the same aspirations of road trippers today. To explore, seek, and see beyond the surrounding of their early years. In many ways, it is also possible to think of the Oregon Trail as the first and ultimate road trip before the advent of the automobile. These first road trippers were some of the first to truly go bolding into the unchartered and vast lands of the American West....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Analysis Of The Founder Of Quick Trip

- In 1957 Burt Holmes, the founder of Quick-Trip decided to open a convenient store called Bantam store in Oklahoma. One year later he convinced his junior high school classmate to invest in the business and rename the store Quick Trip. “When they stated they struggle but did not gave up after 4 years of hardship they complete their fiscal year with $1,090,008 (QuikTrip ). “They opened their first store outside of Tulsa, in Miami, Oklahoma on May 15 1964. In 1967 the company operates 43 stores with an annual sale of $5.5 million and 167 employees....   [tags: Convenience store, 7-Eleven, Filling station]

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Book Report On The Field Trip

- Friday 1/9 I wanted to reflect on the field trip we took on Friday to the Grotto and to the Synagogue. As the trip got closer I tried to leave my mind open to new experiences that I might encounter on the trip. As I sure many pilgrims did before they traveled to new places. In Cousineau’s book it talks a lot about going to these holy places with an open mind, to be almost at peace within you before going. Going to the Grotto I knew it was going to be more focused on the Catholic faith, which I am a member....   [tags: God, Religion, Islam, Christianity]

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