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The Victims

- The process of addressing memories of private suffering within “The Victims” by Sharon Olds is implied through contradictive perspectives. In the poem there is a shift in focus and tone during line 17. The poem addresses issues of suffering from two distinct perspectives, the first coming from a little girl and the second a grown woman. The narrative, imagery and diction are different in the two contrasting parts of the poem, and the second half carefully qualifies the first, as if to illustrate the more mature and established attitudes of the narrator in her older years – a stipulation of the easy imitation of the earlier years, when the mother’s views dominated and set the tone....   [tags: Analysis, Sharon Olds]

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Anger in The Victims

- Anger in The Victims In The Victims, by Sharon Olds, the author reveals the dark side of a society where divorce is prevalent, some family members find it hard to cope with. In the first half of “The Victims”, it sounds like a young child is telling the experience regarding her parents’ divorce. The speaker expresses anger toward the father. “When mother divorced you, we were glad.” (Line 1) The “we” is probably several children and their mother. It appears they all experienced an unpleasant life with their father....   [tags: Victims]

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Sharon Olds' The Possessive

- The Possessive Teenage rebellion is typically portrayed in stories, films, and other genres as a testosterone-based phenomenon. There is an overplayed need for one to acknowledge a boy’s rebellion against his father, his life direction, the “system,” in an effort to become a man, or rather an adult. However, rarely is the female addressed in such a scenario. What happens when little girls grow up. Do they rebel. Do they, in a sudden overpowering rush of estrogen, deny what has been taught to them from birth and shed their former youthful façades....   [tags: Sharon Olds The Possessive Essays]

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Confusing Sexuality with Love in Sharon Olds’ “Sex Without Love”

- Sharon Olds’ “Sex Without Love” is one of her many published poems. “Sex Without Love” was first published in 1984 through a collection of poems in her second book The Dead and the Living. Since then, even educational textbooks, all across the nation have featured Olds’ poems for student analysis. Reported in an essay, Literary Critic Ann D. Garbett states, Olds was born in San Francisco, California on November 19, 1942. Olds grew up in an unstable home, with her alcoholic father, mother, abusive grandparents, and sister....   [tags: Sharon Olds, Sex Without Love, poetry, argumentati]

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Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds

- Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 'Sex Without Love,' by Sharon Olds passionately described the author's disgust for casual sex in which she vividly animates the immorality of lustful sex through the variety of her language. The sarcasm used in this selection can easily be misunderstood and quite confusing if the words and lines are not analyzed with specific construction. Olds' clever use of imagery and frequent uses of similes, to make the reader imagine actual events, makes this poem come to life....   [tags: Papers Analysis Sharon Olds Sex Without Essays]

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`` Rite Of Passage `` By Sharon Olds

- Loss of Innocence In “Rite of Passage,” The author, Sharon Olds, introduces the idea that “rites of passage” exist in all cultures. In addition to defining the milestones people celebrate, one’s culture dictates what rituals are used to celebrate these milestones. In the poem “Rite of Passage,” Sharon Olds addresses a boy’s loss of innocence through the use of imagery, similes and irony to suggest that the loss of innocence is necessary when transitioning from boyhood to manhood. The author uses the mother’s interpretation of her six-year-old son’s masculine identity to describe to her reader how his loss of boyhood innocence helps shape his adult identity....   [tags: Boy, Man, Men, Coming of age]

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Analysis Of Sharon Olds ' The Pact '

- Those who commit the offense of having sex without love are solitary creatures - like lone runners, skaters, dancers - whose pleasure comes from a partner who is simply a “factor” (21), and share only in their own euphoria. Through use of simile, metaphor, and literal and figurative language, Sharon Olds reveals her disgust of those who make love without love, and also a somewhat aesthetic awe at the majesty of the act. Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and grew up in Berkeley, CA. She was the child of a drunken, abusive father and a meek, depressed mother, both described eloquently in her poem “The Pact”: “like a stuck buffalo, baffled, stunned, dragging arrows in his side”, of her fat...   [tags: Human sexuality, Sexual intercourse, Orgasm]

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The Loss Of Innocence By Sharon Olds

- Loss of Innocence The loss of innocence is necessary when transitioning from boyhood to manhood. In the poem, “Rite of Passage,” the author, Sharon Olds uses imagery, irony and similes when writing about a mother’s interpretation of her six year old son’s identity. Olds carefully uses literary devices as she conveys the message that a boys’ loss of his youthful innocence is an important part in the shaping of his adult identity and sense of self. The author uses words and phrases to create a mental image for her readers....   [tags: Man, Boy, Men, Coming of age]

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The Promise By Sharon Olds

- To think of pulling the plug on a loved one’s life can be without a doubt unthinkable. To be denied the right to end one’s own life or be granted to live longer creates a dilemma. By just reading the title “The Promise” you’d believe this poem would be about an ordinary promise made, yet this promise shares a scary depth to it. This poem is an intriguing poem for the words, ideas, and images that are not usually talked about by people can be appreciated by many. Its meanings layered upon each other to depict deep emotions people are discussing in today’s world....   [tags: Poetry, Mind]

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Analysis of the Poem, 35/10, by Sharon Olds

- In the poem, “35/10” by Sharon Olds, the speaker uses wistful and jealous tones to convey her feeling about her daughter’s coming of age. The speaker, a thirty-five year old woman, realizes that as the door to womanhood is opening for her ten year old daughter, it is starting to close for her. A wistful tone is used when the speaker calls herself, “the silver-haired servant” (4) behind her daughter, indicating that she wishes she was not the servant, but the served. Referring to herself as her daughter’s servant indicates a sense of self-awareness in the speaker....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds

- Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds Who is the birthday party a rite of passage for, the birthday boy or his mother. In the poem, "Rite of Passage," by Sharon Olds, the speaker, who is a mother, goes into detail about her son's birthday party celebration. Let us first begin by analyzing the title of the poem, "Rite of Passage," Encyclopedia Britannica describes a rite of passage as a ceremonial event, existing in all historically known societies, that marks the passage from one social or religious status to another....   [tags: Poetry Poem Analysis Poet]

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Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds

- No matter how bad the situations seem they all happen for a reason. Sharon Olds had to realize this through her own pain and suffering. She portrays herself as the speaker who goes back to May of 1937, and sees her parents. In “I Go Back to May 1937” she tells a story of when her parents were still just dating. They were just about to graduate and get married. Instead of feeling joyful or smiling at the sight of them she had a completely different reaction. She wanted to go up to them and stop them....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Meanings Of `` Sex Without Love `` By Sharon Olds

- Meanings of “Sex without Love” by Sharon Olds Poets often times share their opinions through their poems. It is not always easily understood. Poets use metaphors, similes, and play with their words to show how they feel about a certain situation. In “Sex without Love” by Sharon Olds, a lot of this comes into play. Sharon Olds is not incredibly fond of those who have sex without love. This, one can easily figure by the first line in her poem, “How do they do it, the ones who make love/ without love?” Throughout the poem, we can see how she feels, such as in line five where she refers to those in the act as “steak”; she could be trying to make them out to be just a two pieces of meat; using...   [tags: Simile, Poetry, Metaphor, Analogy]

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An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem, Feared Drowned

- An Explication of Sharon Olds’ Poem “Feared Drowned.” Fear is an amazing emotion, in that it has both psychological as well as physiological effects on the human body. In instances of extreme fear, the mind is able to function in a way that is detached and connected to the event simultaneously. In “Feared Drowned,” Sharon Olds presents, in six brief stanzas, this type of instance. Her sparse use of language, rich with metaphors, similes and dark imagery, belies the horror experienced by the speaker....   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, critical analysis]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Last Night ' By Sharon Olds

- This poem dramatizes the conflict between love and lust, particularly as this conflict relates to what the speaker seems to say about last night. In the poem “Last Night” by Sharon Olds, the narrator uses symbolism and sexual innuendo to reflect on her lust for her partner from the night before. The narrator refers to her night by stating, “Love. It was more like dragonflies in the sun, 100 degrees at noon.” (2, 3) She describes it as being not as great as she imagined it to be and not being love, but lust....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Loss of Innocence in Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds

- Loss of Innocence in Rite of Passage by Sharon Olds A rite of passage is defined as a ceremony marking a significant transition or an important event or achievement, both regarded as having great meaning in lives of individuals. In Sharon Olds' moving poem "Rite of Passage", these definitions are illustrated in the lives of a mother and her seven-year-old son. The seriousness and significance of these events are represented in the author's tone, which undergoes many of its own changes as the poem progresses....   [tags: Papers]

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"Sex Without Love:"by Sharon Olds

- Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco. After graduating from Stanford she moved east to earn a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. Olds describes the completion of her doctorate as a transitional moment in her life: standing on the steps of the library at Columbia University, she vowed to become a poet, even if it meant giving up everything she had learned. The vow she made--to write her own poetry, no matter how bad it might be--freed her to develop her own voice. Olds has published eight volumes of poetry, includes The Dead and the Living (1984), The Wellspring (1996), The Gold Cell, (1987) etc....   [tags: Poetry]

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Explication Of Sharon Olds Poem, "Late Poem To My Father"

- Sharon Olds’ poem “Late Poem to My Father” exposes the profound effect that childhood trauma can have on someone, even in adulthood. The speaker of the poem invokes sadness and pity in the reader by reflecting on the traumatic childhood of her father, and establishes a cause and effect relationship between the abuse he endured as a child and the dependence he develops on alcohol as an adult. The idea of emotional retardation caused by childhood experiences is not uncommon, especially in our modern world of prevalent substance abuse, dysfunctional families, and child abuse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Men as Victims

- According to RAINN, (2009) approximately 10 per cent of all victims of sexual assault and abuse are adult and juvenile males. In terms of the nature of assault, real figures include a compendium of reported incidents ranging from unwanted sexual touching to forced penetration. To qualify this statement, it must be understood that the percentage does not reflect a vast number of crimes that go unreported due to issues that will be discussed in the present paper. Sexual assault is an under-reported crime....   [tags: Sexual Assault, Male Victims]

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Other Victims of The Nazis Persecution

- Some people say The Holocaust is our worlds weakest and most vile moment in history. With the death of eleven million helpless and innocent victims, it was a traumatic time of blood and tears. Six million of these deaths came from the Jew population. While about 2/3 of the Jewish population was killed in Europe, others suffered too. The Gypsies, the Poles, those who were mentally disabled, and twins were also targeted during the time of the Holocaust. Many people lose sight of the deaths of anyone other than the Jews, but the road was long and hard for everyone involved....   [tags: holocaust, innocent victims, jews]

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Crime Victims and the Media

- Introduction The media’s job is to entertain, inform, and educate society on what is going on around the world. The media entertains society by reporting stories that amuse people. The educational function of the media is about allowing society to know their legal rights. The informational aspect of the media does not need to be explained; it is self-explanatory. Within the last three decades, the media’s role has changed dramatically. The media went from using telegraphs, post offices, newspapers, magazines, radio, and television to using cell phones and tablets....   [tags: Crime Victims and the News]

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Traddicking Victims Proection Act

- Trafficking Victims Protection Act is an organization establishes to prevent individuals from becoming victims of human trafficking. It also protects the victims of human trafficking, and seeks justice against the traffickers. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act is well put together; their mission is to assist trafficking victims around the world. The organization was established in the 2000. However, since its establishment it has been unsuccessful attaining its goal. Subsequently its performance has little effect, due to the fact that only a few fractions of victims have received aid....   [tags: human, traddicking, victims, goals]

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Innocent Victims in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Who would want to kill a mockingbird that sings and keeps people at peace. Only mean and cruel people for example Bob Ewell, a drunk and abusive father. This symbol of mockingbird appears in the story many times. According to Merriam-Webster’s Middle School Dictionary a mockingbird is a songbird of the southern U.S. that is noted for the sweetness of its song and for imitations of the notes of other birds (482). The symbol of killing a blameless bird is repeated through out the story when Harper Lee describes Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Calpurnia....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, victims, Harper Lee, ]

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The Issues Posed by Blaming Victims of Rape

- In contemporary North America, if one were to ask almost any member of society what were the most heinous crimes a human being could commit, almost assuredly rape would be listed amongst every top five. Maybe it would even be competing for the number one spot. It is highly unlikely, absurd even, to think that any reasonable being would not find rape (or the broader term of sexual assault used in Canada) to be an abhorrent act becoming of no real human being. However, knowing this: that is, that the vast majority of citizens in North American society are in agreement on the nature of such a crime, it is all the more puzzling that many continue to harbour a mindset that gives th...   [tags: Rape, victims, crime]

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The Role Of The Organization Of Victims And Victims ' Rights

- The next question in the interview was, define the role of the organization in relation to victims and victims’ rights. Poitras (personal communication, November 25, 2016) stated she is the support worker and that most of the time victims of crime are unaware of the victims support workers or the victim services units. Poitras (personal communication, November 25, 2016) explained that the unit will look over all of the files and logs from the previous day and then determine which one the units will take....   [tags: Victim, The Victim, Need, Want]

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The Physicians Role in Identifying and Aiding Victims of Sexual Assault

- Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act performed by one person on another without consent. It may result from the use of force, the threat of force, or from the victim's inability to give consent. Lifetime prevalence of sexual assault in the United States is estimated to be 18 percent in women and 3 percent in men [1]. About 50 percent of sexual assault victims have some acquaintance with their attackers. Two-thirds of assaulted women over 55 are assaulted in their own home or in a care facility [2]....   [tags: Aiding Rape Victims]

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Sex Without Love by Sharon Old

- Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” wonders at the ability for two people to have sex and not involve emotions or pretenses of love. The poem argues that it is better to have sex without love under the premise that love is a false savior for people, and everyone is all alone anyhow. In other words, the claim is that personal interactions do not serve a purpose other than being a distraction, and they will inevitably end. However, the notion that attachment and love are false hopes for people and each person is all alone does not account for the inevitability of human interactions and the underlying importance of relationships....   [tags: affection, emotions]

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Illegal Victims Of Human Trafficking

- The United States is home to international victims of human trafficking from all over the world. These individuals, mostly women and children, leave their native countries with promise of safety, refuge, and work but in turn, are unwillingly made prostitutes or forced into different types of labor. The individuals that are saved, or the ones who escape this imprisonment, want nothing more than to have the new safe start in life in the land of opportunity that they were promised. Instead, they are threatened to be deported back to their home countries only to be persecuted against and live their lives in fear....   [tags: Human trafficking, Victim, The Victim, Slavery]

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Bullies And Their Victims : Bullying

- Bullies and Their Victims A situation where a child is victimized and it occurs on the way to or from school, on school grounds, to or from a school event, or at a school event, it is considered school violence (CDC, 2015). Bullying can be in the form of physical harm involving behaviors like hitting, or in the emotional form which involves more verbal or indirect forms of attack. Bullying can also take place over the internet meaning kids can now be bullied right from the comforts of their own home; that is called cyberbullying....   [tags: Bullying, Victimisation, Abuse, Victim]

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Identify the Victims of Disaster

- When a mass disaster happens everything is absolute chaos, everyone in the area is affected. It does not matter if the disaster was caused by nature, or man, the disaster victims must be helped. Between the time of the disaster and until a victim is found, many times there are family member waiting. Waiting to hear if their loved ones survived. Sometimes these families have to wait for a team of experts to identify their loved ones, by bits of their bones, or of their DNA. From the time of the disaster to identification, it is long and challenging but it is a job that must be done, to help the victims and their families find closure....   [tags: disaster, victim, identification]

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Bullying: Victims on Both Sides

- Three million bullying incidents are reported each year in the U.S. and over 160,000 kids skip school each day because they are scared of being bullied (Havenrich). Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds and sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds ("Bullying"). Bullying has been going on for decades (Garby), and goes unnoticed by many everyday. One out of every four school students encounters taunting, teasing, shoving, and called names daily by school bullies (Havenrich)....   [tags: psychology, children relationships]

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The Victims

- ... I can still hear the echoes of his authoritative voice booming through my head. ‘You stupid, stupid, stupid girl.’ His belittling, recurring phrases hammered my head unremittingly. I tried to block out his demeaning and reprimanding words. Slowly and slowly, I could see his facial features appear before my eyes. His wicked, distinguished smile combined with his piercing grey eyes effortlessly discredited you in an astonishing manner when they scrutinized you for no reason. Just thinking about it anchorages a fierce pain in the pit of my heart....   [tags: personal narrative]

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News Reports On Victims And Sexual Violence

- As a consequence of increased sensualised news reports the details, characteristics and actions of the victim tend to be described within news reports. It could be argued that a focus on victims’ actions and behaviour is presented to attribute blame to the female victim. Meyers (1997) suggests the description of the victim’s actions aims to represent female victims as “responsible of her own suffering because she was on drugs, drunk, not properly cautious, stupid, engaged in questionable activities or involved in work or exhibiting behaviour outside the traditional role of women” (p.60)....   [tags: Victim, The Victim, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Stop Blaming Victims for Sexual Assault

- “You damned man, you damned existence, [and] you damned this earth, but never dared to question your code. Your victims took the blame and struggled on, with your noble curses as reward for their martyrdom-while you went on crying that your code was noble, but human nature was not good enough to practice it. And no one rose to ask the question Good?-by what standard?” Society’s view of sexual assault is shifting in a negative way in that members of society openly persecute victims of sexual assault, and certain types of popular visual media promote such violence....   [tags: Avoiding Victim Blaming]

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Blaming Rape Victims in the United States

- Victim blaming occurs when a victim of a crime is held responsible, partly if not entirely, for the wrongful act committed against them. In the United States, victim blaming is most prevalent in circumstances of rape and other sexual assaults towards women. This stems from being a society that views women as lesser beings, as evidenced by unequal pay, under representation in the media, and an inadequate presence in government. When women are viewed as lesser beings and are not respected, violence against women prevails....   [tags: Victim Blaming, Rape Essays]

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The Role Of Victims Of The Criminal Justice System

- In recent years the role of victims in the criminal justice system has risen into prominence, inspiring much research into victim experience and possible reform. There are a multitude of factors that influence policy makers in relation to reforming the criminal justice system, one of which is victims. However, victims while they can be catalysts for reforms such as the case of James Ramage among others, they still play a relatively minor role in influencing policy change. The idea of victim-oriented crime prevention holds that the majority of victimisation that occurs centres around a relatively small percentage of the population and that targeting crime prevention efforts and policy at pote...   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law, Victim]

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The Public´s Perceptions of Victims and criminals

- Such shows like America’s Most Wanted have been instrumental for the victims’ rights movement here in America. “America’s Most Wanted has become one of the most important programs on television, having played a major role in the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives in the U.S. and 30 countries, including 17 on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, rescue of 61 children and Missing persons since its launch in 1988” (Welch, 2013). The host of the show John Walsh was a victim in his own right when his son Adam was taken from a Florida mall in 1983....   [tags: america´s most wanted, fbi, victim´s rights]

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Bang, By Sharon Flake

- I’ve completed the novel, BANG, by Sharon Flake. In my story the protagonist name is Mann, he grew up in a ruthless environment. Mann had a little brother that died and it drove their father crazy and he was determined that he would not lose another son. He threw Mann into the world to see if he could become a man. Mann, the protagonist of BANG by Sharon Flake and I are alike in many ways. We share some of the same views of the world, are viewed by the world in similar ways and I would respond in a comparable way to the central conflict of the novel....   [tags: English-language films, American films, Family]

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Brigadier Robin Olds as a Leader of Character

- ... The commanding officer seemed surprised, but Olds recollects that “we had learned that officers do not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those that do. We simply did what we were conditioned to do” (Olds and Rasimus 21). Olds continued to prove himself as a leader of character during his time as a pilot in World War Two. One of the major influences during this part of his career was his roommate in England Wally Wallace. Olds initially thought of Wallace as a coward, but came to understand that he was one of the bravest pilots that Olds ever met....   [tags: notorious American fighter pilots, WWII, Vietnam]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Victims From Birth '

- Today’s society consists of numerous individuals who are diagnosed with disabilities that prevent them from partaking in their everyday tasks. Not everyone gets the chance to live a normal life because they might have a problem or sickness that they have to overcome. Deafness is a disability that enables people to hear. All deafness is not alike; it can range in many different forms. Some people like Gauvin, can be helped with a hearing aid, but some can’t because of their situation and health reasons....   [tags: Deaf culture, Hearing impairment, Deafness]

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Benefits Of Recruiting And Advertising Victims Online Is Not An Achievement Enough

- As if recruiting and advertising victims online is not an achievement enough, traffickers exploit the fact that using the Internet will benefit them in a long run due to the capability of the Internet to store information timelessly. According to Moldovan, the Internet allows “permanent retransmission of data without the victim’s possibility to prevent it. The site is visible anywhere in the world connected to the network at any time” (90). The information about the victims will remain online unless removed by the uploader....   [tags: Human trafficking, Victim, The Victim]

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Are Sixteen Year Olds Ready to Drive?

- Turning the age of sixteen is a huge step in the life of a teenager. When becoming the age of sixteen a new challenge is brought into that person’s life, and that new challenge is driving a car. But are sixteen year olds ready for this for this task. Some people would say that driving a car can be very problematic for a sixteen year old. Those people are right, sixteen year old should not be driving cars at that age, and just leave it for the people who are eighteen or even older to handle such a task....   [tags: teenager, driving, distraction]

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A Meeting Sharon Reese And Marcia Henry

- In a meeting Sharon Reese and Marcia Henry both have an MBA, and 20 years of experience in Human Resources, however they both come from different size companies. Sharon has been the HR manager for UWEAR for over 17 years and has seen many changes, she has that mentality that if you want something done, do it yourself, which I feel has hindered the growth of UWEAR. A good manager depends upon their team to assist in meeting the goals of any company. Then we have Marcia, whom I feel is what an HR manager represents for any company, she believes in the implementation of a plan, which for the most part cuts out repetitive tasks, and she looks toward her team for contribution....   [tags: Management, Management styles, Policy]

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Survival Of The Sickest By Dr. Sharon Moalem

- The mindset of every living organism is to survive and reproduce. As such, it may be surprising to hear that diseases actually plays a crucial role in the survival of our predecessors. In the book Survival of the Sickest, Dr. Sharon Moalem discusses the role these hereditary disorders played in keeping our very ancestors alive. Three examples mentioned in the reading selection include hemochromatosis, diabetes, as well as favism. All the diseases I mentioned had a specific aspect, to which I found particularly appealing....   [tags: Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Genetic disorder]

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Flat Broke with Children by Sharon Hays

- ... For example, a lot of time is to be dedicated to gaining job references as part of the Work Plan but then a lot of time is dedicated to finding the fathers of children as part of the Family Plan. Group member Amanda Parks brought up the point that fathers of children on Welfare want to deal with children on their own because money that is paid to the state stays in the state. It rarely goes to the actual mothers involved in the Welfare case and alienates fathers from taking care of their children....   [tags: welfare reform, book argument analysis]

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Hardships in Copper Sun By Sharon Draper

- In life we go through very hard times that’s just how life circles, but do these problems really help shape your spirit to who you are today and who you will be one day in the future. In the book Copper Sun by Sharon Draper Amari overcomes some of the most complicated problems in the history of the U.S., in which I personally don’t think I would have been able to handle as swiftly and fast as Amari had. With the help of others Amari was able to create a strong backbone to carry her thought out the way and support her in her worst times....   [tags: Slavery, Village, Perseverance]

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Out Of My Mind By Sharon Draper

- “Some things may never get better, but your ability to deal with that problem will improve.” This was said by, Wayne Kirk. In the book, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, the main character Melody was born with cerebral palsy. She has an active and bright mind but you are not able to see that because she can’t use her words to speak. Having a child with special needs is extremely challenging. You don’t get the chance to watch them grow up like the other kids, you watch them struggle and fight to be heard....   [tags: Want, Need, Special needs, Special education]

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The Impact Of Victims Of Crime On The Criminal Justice System

- The Impact of victims of crime have long been considered to be overlooked when it comes to the criminal justice system. It is common for victims of crime to feel powerless and without a voice in the criminal justice system. However, since 1980 Australian victims have had the chance to be heard through a document called a Victim Impact Statement, giving the victims a chance to tell the courts about the effect that the crime has burdened on them individually, physically and emotionally as well as their families and friends as a society....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Victim impact statement]

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The Victims Of The Holocaust

- According to Goldhagen (2009), the perpetrators of the Holocaust were responsible for murdering a variety of victims on average per year. This represents a unique component of the genocide. With that said, the Holocaust does contain several unique elements that are not characteristic of other documented genocides including their choice of victims, the source of the genocide’s ideology, and the desire to exterminate all Jews. Nevertheless, using Goldhagen’s new perspective on genocide, the Holocaust is not a unique eliminationist event in its totality....   [tags: Germany, Nazi Germany, World War II]

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The Vampire And Their Victims

- Carmilla is an example of a woman who loves her food far too much. Carmilla is consumed entirely by her food, even sleeping in a coffin of blood: “The limbs were perfectly flexible, the flesh elastic; and the leaden coffin floated with blood, in which to a depth of seven inches, the body lay immersed” (Le Fanu 102). There exists a unique relationship between the vampire and their victims. Food becomes defined in terms of victimhood, distinctly separated from humanity’s general consumption of meat....   [tags: Vampire, Dracula, Death, Sheridan Le Fanu]

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The Victims of The Holocaust

- While the Germans and the rest of the world were focusing on World War I, many innocent people experiencing a different type of nature. They were subjected to being publicly humiliated, shaved and branded, and placed in tormenting concentration camps. Persecution and Emigration, Origins of the Holocaust, Fighting Back and Anne Frank are all big roles during this time period. No one will ever know the exact feeling of the trauma people were facing and how many people were actually killed. During the time of the Holocaust, Jews were not the only victims of murder....   [tags: WWII, nazism, the Jewish question]

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Bullies and Their Victims

- Bullies choose their victims wisely, targeting kids who are disliked and less likely to be defended by their peers. These kids become frequent targets of verbal and physical attacks or other forms of abuse. What sustain these repeated assaults are retreat cycles between pairs of children. Research indicates that about ten to twenty percent of children are bullies, while there is a fifteen to thirty percent who are repeatedly victimized (Salmivalli & Voeten, 2004). Bullies are both male and females but mostly males....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Are Anti-trafficking Initiatives Failing to Identify and Help the Victims?

- In the words of Wayne Dyer “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery” (Brainy Quote). Today there are millions of modern day slaves all around the world of human trafficking. Some countries are more troubled with this problem than others, and it’s often accompanied with other crimes. There have been undertakings done to prevent and stop human trafficking, but 20 million men, women, and children all over the world still suffer from being sex slaves (Joseph 1)....   [tags: human trafficking, sex slaves, exploitation]

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Why Year Olds Should Not Be Allowed At New Zealand

- Why 16 Year Olds Should Not be Allowed to Vote in New Zealand New Zealand is considered a democracy. This means that ideally all people are equal and have the right to decide how the country is run. However, currently it is only for people that are over 18 years of age. This should remain so, and the voting age should not be lowered to 16. Sixteen year olds should not be allowed to vote due to their legal restrictions on what they are allowed to do. According to New Zealand law, people who are of 16 years of age cannot leave home without parental consent, cannot be tried in an adult court and cannot undergo medical or dental procedures without parental consent....   [tags: New Zealand, Democracy, Voting]

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The Lonely American, by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz

- In The Lonely American, by Jacqueline Olds and Richard Schwartz, many sources are used to reinforce the main points of the book. In chapter two, “Frantic Without a Peep”, the authors use many sources to better back their ideas; in particular they paraphrased statistics from The Overworked American by Juliet Schor. Upon further review, although Olds and Schwartz cited the statistics correctly, they did not present them in the context they were originally given. Olds and Schwartz, moderately manipulated Schors research to ensure the findings fitted their points more accurately....   [tags: unexpected decline, government]

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American Fighter Pilot Brigadier General Robin Olds

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The Secret Life Of 4, 5 And 6 Year Olds

- Introduction The following report will discuss the differences between 4, 5 and six year old in terms of language, motor skills and the way they interact. Throughout the discussion an explanation of how play help to promote these developments. The report is based on the Chanel 4 documentary, The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 year olds and the SQA unit Play in Practice. Overview Dr Sam Wass, Dr Elizabeth Kilby and Psychologist Paul Howard Jones take a look at children from the age of 4, 5 & 6 years. In particular they observed differences in how they socially interact, communicate with peers, and learn to share, stand up for themselves and find their place in new social groups....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Secret Life]

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Combating Human Trafficking Should Go Towards The Recovery Of The Victims

- A large portion of the funding dedicated to combating human trafficking should go towards the recovery of the victims. According to the Dream Center, an organization dedicated to helping the victims of human trafficking with over 100 centers worldwide, the four phases of recovery include rescuing, rebuilding, restoring, and pre-transition. So these four phases include getting the victim away from their trafficker with help from local law enforcement, establishing a relationship based on trust with the victim, helping the victim get the appropriate papers needed, such as an ID or passport, providing therapy and medical help in response to trauma, and placing the victim in a safe transition ho...   [tags: Human trafficking, Victim, The Victim]

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Research Outdoor Play For Two Year Olds

- In this investigative report, I have gathered and presented information for my chosen topic, which is to research outdoor play for two to three year olds and it’s importance in my setting. I have researched the five objectives that are in my action plan and I have critically analysed and evaluated them, using a variety of sources. As a result of my research, here are my findings in relation to each of my objectives. Objective 1 What is the current recommendation and guidelines in Scotland provided for 2-3 year olds regarding outdoor play....   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Learning, The Play]

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Choosing Their Own Outfit : A Typical Six Year Olds

- A typical six-year-olds biggest decision is choosing their own outfit, while mine was choosing which house I’d rather stay at. I was too young to understand the true meaning of what a divorce was. I actually can’t recall a time when my parents lived together, even though I have a few pictures to prove it. Because they did decide to separate early, I just remember the big question, “Who would you like to stay with?” My parents looked me in the eyes very intensely waiting for my response. I could see the happiness in my mothers’ eyes as I wouldn’t hesitate to say “Mommy”, while my Dad was not phased by my response....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Parent]

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Victims of Rape

- Rape is a form of victimization that is highly underreported. The crime of rape has been denied throughout the ages. Women were believed to secretly desire the prospect of being raped. In addition, there was even the belief that rape was not possible (Pilkington, 2011, Lecture Unit 4). In some ways, this denial of rape has continued within our society. Denial about victimization has only added to the negative feelings rape victims have and why they choose to let their victimization go unreported....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Tears Of A Tiger by Sharon Draper

- Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper After a basketball game, four kids, Andrew Jackson, Tyrone Mills, Robert Washington and B.J. Carson, celebrate a win by going out drinking and driving. Andrew lost control of his car and crashed into a retaining wall on I-75. Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. escaped from the four-door Chevy right after the accident. Teen basketball star and Hazelwood high team captain was sitting in the passenger's side with his feet on the dashboard. When the crash happened, his feet went through the windshield and he was unable to escape....   [tags: Tear Tiger Draper Analysis Review]

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Sharon 's Drug Addiction Emerged At The Age Of 22

- Sharon’s drug addiction emerged at the age of 22. She started drinking alcohol at parties, not imagining its future consequences. Drugs replaced the alcohol and she began smoking marijuana. She believed it of little harm to her because she did not consider it a “hard” drug like cocaine or morphine. Fueled by her personal and family problems, Sharon’s abuse of crack cocaine then began. To fund her drug addiction, she worked as a prostitute and a hustler for drug dealers, but started selling drugs herself to make a larger profit....   [tags: Drug addiction, Drug, Addiction, Heroin]

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Victims of Haiti

- It affected 3,000,000 people, left 1,000,000 homeless, injured 250,000 people, and took the precious lives of 170,000 innocent victims. The reason for such a disaster may never be fully understood, but other conclusions can be made by analyzing the information that we are able to attain. These victims of Haiti are in need of help, and will be for a long time. The victims of the earthquake in Haiti are dealing with several catastrophic effects including physical damage and economic troubles; however, they are also benefiting from one positive effect: the help from the world around them, coming together to as one to assist those in need....   [tags: Natural Disaster]

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Victims of Stereotypes

- Who is the best looking. Who is the richest. Who is the most popular. People are always quick to judge others, but sometimes people take their judgments to far and form stereotypes on certain individuals. All Muslims are terrorists. All Women are to stay in kitchen. All homosexuals are evil. Falling victim to one of these common stereotypes can have a devastating effect on one’s lifestyle. Scared to go back out in public, stereotyped people live a life full of depression and isolation. The main characters in “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Paul’s Case” are two individuals who fall victim to common 20th century stereotypes and succumb to a life of isolation and depression....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Victims or Victors

- It was September 11th, 2001. The morning began like any other: people went to work, schools were in session, and businesses conducted commerce. That would soon end. At approximately 8:46 a.m., a large plume of smoke billowed from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. America was under attack and this was only the first target. The ensuing carnage would soon claim 2,977 American lives in New York City, Washington, DC, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania (CNN Library). However, victors would soon arise from the rubble....   [tags: September 11th, terrorist attacks]

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Title And Author- Survival Of The Sickest By Dr. Sharon Moalem

- 1. Title and Author- Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem with Jonathan Prince 2. Why I chose this book- To be quite honest, I had a few books that have been suggested by classmates that I plan on reading over the summer. I ordered them all on Amazon, and this was the first one to arrive. 3. Synopsis of the book- Chapter one focused on hemochromatosis, a genetic disorder where iron builds up in your body. Though hemochromatosis can be fatal, they think there could be some benefits to it, and that there is a reason why it has been passed on for so many generations....   [tags: DNA, Genetics, Immune system, Black Death]

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Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper

- I was deeply touched by this book. I found myself in tears as I read of the challenges and triumphs of the main character Melody. Due to the short period of time we had to read this book, I thought I would skim through it and try and find the main highlights to write this post. I found that after the first chapter, I was hooked and read the book in one sitting. I could not put the book down. That to me is a sign of an amazing writer and Sharon M. Draper is all of that, if not more. She speaks of her reason for writing this poignant and meaning story of a brilliant mind trapped in an uncooperative body on her website....   [tags: melody, parenting]

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Human Trafficking : The Victims Of Trafficking And Violence Protection Act Of 2000

- In the United States, the most crucial piece of legislation against human trafficking is the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. Additional reauthorization acts of this legislation were passed in 2003, 2005, and 2008. These were enacted in the continual effort to combat human trafficking, protect the victims of trafficking, and ensure prosecution and punishment of offenders. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 also establishes an inter-agency task force to prevent and fight human trafficking....   [tags: Police, Victim, Human trafficking]

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Primary And Secondary Victims And Secondly By Identifying The Essential Elements Of A Claim For Psychiatry Injury

- This essay evaluates the statement above by firstly explaining the difference between primary and secondary victims and secondly by identifying the essential elements of a claim for psychiatry injury. Following, is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the current set of rules dealing with psychiatry injury and the proposed reform to the aforementioned rules. Lady Justice Hale in Hatton v Sutherland [2002] EWCA Civ 76 states that “Where psychiatric harm is suffered, the law distinguishes between “primary” and “secondary” victims....   [tags: Common law, Law, Victim, Tort]

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Ideologies Are Blame The Victim Of The Victims Of Inequality

- Ideologies are to blame Secondly, dominant ideologies in the media represent criminals as demoralized and dangerous individuals while, on the other hand, police officers are depicted as “honest and heroic public servants” (Hirschfield and Simon 2010: 155). In turn, these forms of ideologies lead to individuals blaming the victims for their experienced abuse. In addition, according to William Ryan (1976: 3) the formula for blaming the victim is, “justifying inequality by finding defects in the victims of inequality”....   [tags: African American, Race, Victimisation]

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Why the Victim Fear to Testify in Court of Law

- Fear of Victims Most of the time people wonder why the victim fear to testify in court of law, and people also imagine what might happen to victim that testify in the court, but to find out the answer, we must first look at the definition of a victim. A victim is a person who has been attacked, injured, robbed, or killed by someone else (Mariam Webster). The victim may be a witness and have to give evidence. More generally, research made it obvious that victims don’t want to testify in court because they fear what may happen to them or their loved ones before, during or after witnessing....   [tags: testify, victims, evidence, court]

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The Effects Of Crime On Victims And Society

- Module seven gave me a better understanding on the impact of crime on victims and society. When crime is committed it affects everyone around whether is the crime victims, their families and friends, and communities. “A victims is a person that has suffered direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a crime”. (2WEB). Violent crimes are different because crime victims have a more difficult rime coping than property crime victims. Society now days is difficult as well as different, we see shootings, burglaries, kidnapping, assaults, drunk driving and other crimes is daily basis....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Economics, Term]

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The Silent Victims Of Domestic Violence

- SILENT VICTIMS Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that includes physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual violence. Society tends to associate domestic violence with women being battered by men. However, women aren 't the only victims. Men are also the victims of domestic violence, victims of woman abusers and victims of society. The under-reported and understudied cases of violence or abuse against men by women makes it difficult to collect accurate statistics....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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The Impact Of Hate Violence On Victims

- The Impact of Hate Violence on victims Introduction The research topic, as developed in week one for the Final Research proposal is “The Impact of Hate Violence on victims.” In the past, there have been several criminal acts such as prejudice based on religion, race, and ethnic as well as sex, commonly known as hate violence. The research topic is important for the study as it will help us explore the nature of hate violence among victims in the US, especially the minority groups who include African Americans in the country as well as the Hispanic community (Stemler, 2001)....   [tags: Scientific method, Qualitative research]

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The Rights Of Victims And Offenders

- The use of evidence and witnesses is a mechanism in which the law attempts to balance the rights of victims and offenders in the criminal trial process. Evidence used in court are bound by the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) and have to be lawfully obtained by the police. The use of evidence and witnesses balance the victims’ rights to a great extent. However, it is ineffective in balancing the rights of offenders. The law has been progressive in protecting the rights of victims in the use and collection of evidence and witness statements....   [tags: Jury, Jury trial, Law, Plea]

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Psychosocial Aspects of Bullies and Victims

- Summary This article investigates the psychosocial adjustment of bullies, victims, bully/victims, and a control group of adolescents unaffected by violence. Indicators of adjustment were self-esteem, symptoms of depression, stress, loneliness and satisfaction with their life. 1,319 adolescents from seven state schools in Spain were given self assessment inventories in these five categories. ANOVAs revealed the bullies were similar to the control group in self-esteem, lack of depression and loneliness, but were similar to victims and victim/bullies regarding higher stress and lower satisfaction with life....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust

- The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust Many people look back on the Holocaust today and realize that so many abysmal and hideous things happened. The genocide of the Jews is known but what may be less well documented is Hitler’s design to eradicate all groups other than the blue-eyed, fair-haired Aryans. So many of them were forgotten and just pushed in with the major race of the Jews, who were said to be unworthy of life. The people were not ready, nor expecting to be forced into such an egregious state of being....   [tags: Holocaust]

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The Other Victims of The Holocaust

- During the tragic times of the German Holocaust, many innocent people were brutally murdered. Jews were not the only victims during this dark time. Roma (gypsies), Poles and other Slavs, the mentally and/or physically disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, African-German children, priests and pastors, and many other miscellaneous groups all fell victim of persecution and murder by the Nazis for various reasons. According to A Teachers Guide to the Holocaust, the nomadic people from northwest India, also known as gypsies, were included in the implementation of Hitler’s race laws....   [tags: homosexuals, disabled people, nazi]

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A Dry Eye For Victims Of Violence

- It is often criticized and debated that video games influence an individual toward gaining an aggressive or violent behavior. The main audience associated with gaming is usually children or teens, their amount of playing dominantly shapes their attitudes, values, and behaviors. Constantly, gaming companies enhance their video games with more realistic graphics, sounds effects, and scenarios. These enhancements not only lead the game to be depicted as more realistic but, as well, visualized as more violent and aggressive....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres, Violence]

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