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A Comparison of Dorian Gray and The Elephant Man

- Dorian Gray compared to The Elephant Man At the beginning of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Basil paints a portrait of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel, Dorian is viewed and is treated by the world as art. As art, Dorian is constantly changed by the influences of his different artists. The most influential and main artist of Dorian is Lord Henry. Lord Henry corrupts Dorian into a vain, selfish, arrogant, hedonistic, and cruel man. A similar artist to art relation exists between Mr....   [tags: essays papers]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- In “Hills like White Elephants”, the setting of the story is symbolic to the main character’s dilemma. The author, Ernest Hemingway gives just enough information by using symbols in the story so the reader can draw a deeper meaning to what is being detailed. As the main theme of the story, he relies on symbolism to convey the idea of an abortion. The description of the two different landscapes of the railroad tracks represents Jig’s difficult decision of whether she should keep her baby or continue a ruthless lifestyle with the American....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Columbine High School Shootings, By Virginia Tech Shooting And Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

- ... The result of the massacre was 15 dead, including Klebold and Harris and 24 injured. Following the Columbine shooting, schools across the United States instituted new security measures such as see-through backpacks, metal detectors, school uniforms, and security guards. Some schools implemented school door numbering to improve public safety response. Several schools throughout the country resorted to requiring students to wear computer-generated IDs (Tuchman, 1999). In response to expressed concerns over the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and other school shootings, some schools have renewed existing anti-bullying policies, in addition to adopting a zero tolerance approach...   [tags: Columbine High School massacre]

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School Shootings in America

- The school shootings at Westside Middle School were orchestrated by two juveniles. On Monday, March 30, 1998 two boys ambushed students and teachers outside Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden a youth of 11 years and Mitchell Johnson who was 13 years old were responsible for this hideous tragedy. Apparently, Mitchell Johnson hid in the woods while Andrew set off the fire alarm causing the students and teachers to run out of the building. Armed with three stolen rifles and four handguns, the documentary explained that the two youth flushed kids and teachers out of the school by means of a false fire alarm then opened up on them....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- Hills Like White Elephants “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. […] The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes. It stopped at this junction for two minutes and went to Madrid” (290 paragraph 1). Ernest Hemingway crafts a well written dialogue in this story about a man and a girl....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants

- “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way” (E. Hemingway, Brainy Quote). It is evident that this is why Ernest Hemingway writes the literary pieces he writes. Hemingway proves this by writing his short story, Hills Like White Elephants. Hemingway also quoted, “I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me” (E. Hemingway, QuotesPedia). This also relates to Hemingway composing Hills Like White Elephants along with many of his other works....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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School Shootings in America

- Liza Sencion Two students killed and thirteen others left wounded, six schoolmates shot by fellow classmate, 13 people dead and 23 wounded in a High School, Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 people wounded during a false alarm in school…Those were the headlines of all newspapers at one time or another. High School shootings have been occurring throughout the United States. Why is it that a student would come into their school and open fire....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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School Shootings in America

- Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan, and Tennessee are the sites in which some of the most viscous school crimes have occurred. In this day and age it seems as if school isn't a safe haven for America's children anymore. School shootings are on the rise more than ever in today's society with kids as young as 9 years old committing these gruesome crimes against their classmates and instructors. To see this type of action among kids is heartbreaking and sad. People wonder what makes a child want to kill another or how did they get their little hands on such a powerful weapon....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]

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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- Swaying trees in the distance, blue skies and birds chirping, all of these are examples of setting. Setting can create the mood and tone of characters in a story. In the story Hills Like White Elephants, the story starts out with our two characters, Jig and the American, also referred to as the man, on a train overlooking mountains. “The girl was looking off at the line of hills. They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry” (Hemingway). In the case of this short story, the hills provided Jig something to take her mind off of the grueling conversation she was having with the Man....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- Kenneth G. Johnston once wrote, "His stories came back in the mail, slipped through the slit in the saw-mill door where he lived, 'with notes of rejection that would never call them stories, but always anecdotes, sketches, contes, etc,'" (Johnston). This statement that may suggest that Hemingway's stories were not very well liked, but in the end they were a big hit. Literature is a very interesting topic and is a very helpful tool to the future. The best kind of literature are short stories....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- “Hills Like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway is a short story from 1927 that describes a couple drinking at a train station in Spain, and the story is relayed by an outside narrator. The third person narrator in this story gives the reader the events pieced together, told afterward, and translated to English. It is clear throughout the story that the girl (who is never named) does not speak Spanish, while her boyfriend does. When he first orders two beers, he does so in Spanish through stating “Dos cervezas,” which emphasizes that the gentleman is indeed speaking Spanish, but the narrator is translating the affairs for the reader (Hemingway 114)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This?

- What’s a Nice Elephant Like You Doing In a Place Like This. How Zoos Are Killing Elephants In the wild, African elephants (Loxodonta Africana and Loxodonta cyclotis) live for an average of 56 years. African elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 17 years. In the wild, Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) live an average of 47 years. Asian elephants who live in captivity in zoos live an average of only 19 years. Why is there such a large discrepancy between the two. Can living in a zoo significantly shorten the life span of both African and Asian elephants....   [tags: Animal Welfare]

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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- "Literature is a luxury: Fiction is a necessity" (Chesterton). Literature is a single phenomenon that will always remain in the lives of people throughout the years. According to Andre Maurois, "In literature, as in love, we are astounded by what is chosen by others." Fiction Literature is one of the most fascinating types of Literature. There are many types of Fiction Literature read across the world and with much selection, the greatest are short stories. Out of those, one very memorable short story is called "Hills Like White Elephants"....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Preventing Mistakes in The Lottery and Hills like White Elephants

- Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: The Lottery, Hills like White Elephants]

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Hedonism in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- The search of pleasure has always been an inherent desire in human nature. The roaring twenties witnessed the uprising of a society that extolled such desire through the creation of a culture solely dedicated to consume. Ernest Hemingway analyses the behavioral patterns of such culture in his short story "Hills Like White Elephants", where the concept of Hedonism- fathomed as an egotistical action whose only purpose is to bestow pleasure- and its consequences on the individual is explored. Through the characters' dialogue in which they avoid a substantial conversation and implicitly state their disappointment in life, Hemingway explores the emptiness generated by pleasure-seeking actions....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Lessons Learned on Becoming a Better Person

- The authors of the essays we read this semester, all had the same idea of becoming a better person. All of them wanted us to stand up for ourselves and take control of our lives. Four essays stood out to me this semester that I believe really bring this idea to life. “What Really Scares Us” tell us how to take control of our life with numbers and facts. “Aria” tell us how to become a more competent person with making sacrifices. “Shooting an Elephant” tells us to stand for ourselves by telling a story of a man being forced by others....   [tags: Reflection ]

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California School Shooting

- California School Shooting On March 5, 2001 a fifteen year-old freshman at Santana High School in Santee, California shot and killed two classmates and wounded thirteen other people. The San Diego Country District Attorney, Paul Pfingst says, "The fifteen year-old will most likely be tried as an adult". One student John Schardt saw the shooter stepping out of the bathroom with a smile on his face while shooting rounds at people. When the shooting started the faculty tried to evacuate the school before anyone was injured and it was said that it was utter chaos by some of the students and some off the students had no idea what was going on....   [tags: News]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- In Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants we follow a couple’s conversation as they wait for a train. The majority of their dialogues evolve around abortion. He perfunctorily tries to convince her to abort the child while she reluctantly tries to please him. As the story goes along the female protagonist continually consumes alcohol, although she is presumed pregnant. I claim that her volition to keep this baby strongly can be argued, since it is common knowledge alcohol can harm an unborn child....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Bill of Rights and the Right to Bear Arms

- The United States Constitution is the most important document in history and to our nation. It was signed on the seventeenth day of September in the year of seventeen eighty-seven. It is a governing principle our nation, the foundation of the United States, and it provides structure for the nation and sets limitations on the ruling government as far as the dos’ and donts of their powers. In addition to these many functions, it also informs citizens of their rights. When this document was proposed and later ratified in 1791, the writers of this document named the first ten amendments the “Bill of Rights”....   [tags: Guns, Shooting]

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Ecstasy to the Deepest Grief in Polly Clark's Short Story, Elephant

- Elephant Imagine a world without dreams; would it not be empty and meaningless. Have you ever wondered how your life in the end will turn out to be. Have you at any time really taken control of you own life or do you simply not care. No one can live without dreams and aspirations, goals to reach. You have to strive for something in life; otherwise your life is at risk of becoming monotonous and uneventful. Having no dreams tends to isolate you. It is not unlike living in a box, an empty box, where everything feels the same....   [tags: dreams, childhood, expectations]

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Synapsis of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

- ... My own father has killed me. I feel so betrayed as if my heart has been ripped out of my chest. I felt so loved by my family, but know they have killed me. I shall be alone forever. Hills Like White Elephant (the lady) The bar I worked at was located at the side of a train station that shades us from the sun. We sat in the valley of the Ebro. Today there was a strange couple that sat outside of the bar. They were an American man and a young girl. They looked like they were waiting for the train....   [tags: american dream, success, elephant]

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The United States Must Keep Pushing the Boundaries

- Two-hundred years, two-hundred years, is roughly the age of this great nation, it is relatively young, yet magnificently extraordinary. In two-hundred short years, the United States has become perhaps the greatest country on earth, not by sitting around and waiting, as it has been recently, but by acting and “shooting for the stars”. Mars is greatness waiting to happen, but the United States must once again grab the reins and head in that directions. The United States must keep pushing the boundaries, and it must keep the mindset of Paul Brandt when he said, “Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon” because there is not limit they must keep going they must put...   [tags: shooting for Mars]

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The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of Inda and China and What It Means for All of Us

- The novel The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us written by Robyn Meredith, is a very interesting thought provoking book that discusses how India and China are changing our world. The elephant in the title represents India and how it has been slowly lumbering along to gain economic strength. Conversely, China symbolizes a dragon that is intimidating and moving tremendously fast in its rise to power. Throughout the book, Meredith gives examples of what is happening and what will happen to the world economy....   [tags: book review, Robin Meredith]

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Police Shooting/Diallo Case

- In our society today, it is very sad that the African-American community has lost a great trust and respect for the Mayor, the police commissioner and the N.Y.P.D. Amadou Diallo's shooting was very upsetting for the African-American community. The shooting shock many people because an unarmed innocent black male was shot 41 times in front of his home by four officers that assume him to be a rapist. Amadou Diallo was a black man in a primarily black neighborhood who saw four guys in the middle of the night and perhaps he thought these four undercover police were somehow looking for trouble....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preventing Mass School Shootings

- December 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a freshman in West Paducah, Kentucky opened fire on his classmates, killing three and wounding five. One year later, on March 5, 1998, Mitchell Woodward shot and killed five classmates and wounded eleven in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Just one year after that, Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold committed the most heinous act of school violence in United States History in Littleton, Colorado. There, in Columbine High School, Harris and Kleibold killed twelve students, a teacher and later took their own lives....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]

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Preventing Mass School Shootings

- In order to solve the problem of violence in schools, we must first find out who the problem is. Being that not every teenager is prone to participate in such violent acts as what happened at Columbine, there must be specific environment imposed on a particular biology to turn a teenager into an Eric Harris or a Dylan Klebold. These are not normal, healthy teenagers, and they don’t just become killers overnight. They become killers because they are already deeply disturbed individuals who can be sent over the edge by all sorts of innocuous influences....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]

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Manipulation of Syntax in Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway has a superbly unique style of writing in Hills Like White Elephants. His short, to the point syntax and sentence style plays a great role in helping readers understand the theme of this short story. The critique M.A.K. Halliday observed, “The story is frequently generated by the repetition of words, clauses, and groups of related words or ethical sets” (Link, Alex). The first set of dialogue that can be pulled from this story is story is short and to the point. The American states, “We can have the whole world.” Jig replies with “No, we can’t” (Hemingway, Ernest)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: President Obama´s Speech

- According to Blitzer’s Rhetorical Situation the main components in a speech are looking for a fitting response, an audience that’s listening, constraints and a rhetorical response. (Bitzer, 1968) The speech that I used to illustrate what Bitzer’s rhetorical situation was the speech President Obama gave about the shooting that took place in Connecticut, at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. The school shooting took place on December 14th, 2012. A twenty-year-old man by the name of Adam Lanza shot and killed twenty-six people then killed himself; Adam Lanza killed twenty children and six adults....   [tags: prevent tragedies, parent, future]

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American Schools and Shooting Incidents: The Massacre of The Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012

- After the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school, in 2012, a great deal of security measures were taken in American schools and shooting incidents became a disturbing idea for students. Shooting incidents registered in January 2014 reached 11 in the American schools, while classrooms and campuses lockdowns occur more frequently. It became a daily habit that alerts occur in the different educational institutions. Mayors Agains Illegal Guns, an organization concerned with gun control advocacy, indicates that shooting incidents registered in 2013 reached 28 in American schools and collages (TheGuardian, 2014)....   [tags: shopping mall, gun control advocacy]

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LaPierre vs. Harris in the Tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

- In the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Adam Lanza, the shooter, murdered 20 children and 6 teachers. Some people look at this event as a terrible tragedy because it struck them emotionally that 20 children had died. While others look at this event as a tragedy because it is rare, one of kind and a freak accident that definitely do not happen every day, or even years. According to nces.ed.gov, the chance of a random shooting to occur at any elementary school in the U.S is 1 in 88,962, and the chance of any elementary child to get killed is roughly around 1 in 23 million, this is less than the chance of hitting a jackpot for an average lottery which is at 1 in 15 million....   [tags: pathos, language, speech, auidence]

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Does Crossed Hand-Eye Dominance Affect Basketball Shooting?

- Hand eye coordination is used every day in just about everything. Athletes need good hand eye coordination if you just want to be a decent player. When shooting a basketball you need to be able to know how to shoot a basketball and you need to be sure you know your dominate hand and dominate eye to see the best results. The way people shoot a free throw has been done pretty much the same way for years. People walk up to the line and right handers put their right foot in the middle of the line, while lined up with the hoop....   [tags: depth-perception, free throw, balance]

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The Controversial Issue Ever Since The Acquittal Of The Shooting Of Trayvon Martin

- ... Another concern of the BLM movement is that more blacks are arrested than any other race. They feel that even though blacks commit no more crimes than other races, they are arrested in higher numbers. They also believe that blacks are arrested simply for being black. They are detained and questioned as suspects to crimes based off of the description of their skin color alone. There appears to be a separate set of rules when determining sentencing for blacks involved in crimes. Lastly, the organization feels blacks are unfairly judged and stereotyped to be up to no good by law enforcement....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal law, Arrest]

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Oppression and Conflict of Holocaust Represented in the Poem, Shooting Star by Carol Ann Duffy

- The poem "shooting stars" by Carol Ann. Duffy is characterized by a constant use of imagery that helps the reader understand the oppression and conflict represented in the Holocaust. The poem is from the point of view of a woman that died and was a victims of the Nazis, and makes the public relive and comprehend the time of suffering of the Jewish by Hitler in order to accomplish his final solution, in order to make the readers feel sorry for them. The first stanza opens up by saying "after I no longer speak", which suggest that the speaker of the poem passed away....   [tags: jewish, victims, torture]

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President Obama's Use of Pathos in His Tuscan Shooting Memorial Speech

- President Obama’s memorial speech following the Tuscan shooting carefully utilized the Aristotelian appeal of pathos, or emotional appeals through his word choice, which aligned him with the American people while still conveying a sense of authority, and his use of biblical allusions, which drew his audience together on the basis of shared ideologies. In his opening lines Obama shows his compassion for the victims and mourners of the shooting stating: “I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow.” With just this short statement Obama aligns himself with the American people, showing his empathy and comforting t...   [tags: empathy, religon, tragedy]

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Aftermath Of School Shooting: Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School

- ... I will be holding a meeting which will address upcoming plans for the tragic in on dear school. I will also be pointing out six steps on how we can improve on school security so we can our students and staff members in the awake of Sandy Hook. I will be also be addressing how we can respond and also give tip to parents on how to help their child cope. We have counseling sections for our students and staff where they will have someone to talk to. When a tragedy like this strikes us, it leaves us with an unhappy ending but that should not bring us down....   [tags: school violence, safety]

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jimmy cross and george orwell comparison

- George Orwell and Jimmy Cross Character Comparison In the two short stories, Shooting an Elephant and the Things They Carried there are certain similarities and differences that George Orwell and Jimmy Cross hold. Each character in the short stories has there own different situation they are in, but they both are in a foreign land and they both have to take orders and do what there country is asking of them. However, even though each situation is different they both deal with some of the same emotional issues throughout each story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Wake Of The Shooting At The Paris Based Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo

- In the wake of the shooting at the Paris based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January of 2015, the issue of Muslim alienation in French society was given a brief spotlight. Journalists in the United States speculated that the attack could be, at least in part, a response to the discrimination that Muslims undoubtedly felt living in France. Many people in America were hearing about the racial and ethnic divide in France for the first time. In reality tensions within French society have been building for decades....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, French people, Islam]

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Perspectives on Unplanned Pregnancies: Hills Like White Elephants, and Good People

- In Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” and Wallace’s “Good People,” both of the young females, Jig and Sheri, experience an unplanned pregnancy and must decide whether an abortion is the right choice. While the former story employs dialogue to depict the relationship of an adventurous, carefree couple in the 1920s, the latter uses third person limited point of view to show a faithful young couple whose religion is their source of morality. Thus, Wallace digs much deeper since both religion and love are a factor in Sheri’s ultimate decision....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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The Destructive Power of Peer Pressure

- Peer pressure and acts of mass blind obedience are all too common occurrences in our everyday society. A person, who under any other circumstances would never act in such a way, will commit unthinkable acts when backed by a single person or even worse, a large mass of individuals. It’s almost always destructive, and the person or persons involved usually always end up feeling regretful and bewildered by their actions. When thinking about group peer pressure, there are several other words that come to mind such as; conformity, compliance, brainwashing and social influence....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants

- Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants “Hills Like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway, is a short story published in 1927 that takes place in a train station in Spain with a man and a woman discussing an operation. Most of the story is simply dialogue between the two characters, the American and Jig. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story such as choices and consequences, doubt and ambiguity, and how men and women relate....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Hills Like White Elephants

- The story “Hills Like White Elephants” is about a couple who discuss an abortion. The American in the story addresses it as a “simple operation,” (487) while Jig seems to feel it is the wrong choice. I feel the man is encouraging her to have the abortion done in his own selfish way. I feel the American is being very selfish and thinking what a simple operation it would be. He tells Jig, “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig.” (487)”It’s not really an operation at all.” (487)How easy it would be for the American to have an opinion like this since he would never have to experience the pain....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Why I Write: The Art of Writing

- George Orwell in his essay “Why I write”, written in 1946 and published in London, addresses the reasons that made him become a writer and eventually sets four main general principles that are the main drive force for every piece of writing. “I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” By showing his inner drive to write he portrays a greater picture about writing as he shows how one writes consciously about what concerns one’s feelings and subconscious thinking....   [tags: george orwell]

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A Tragic Event in Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy

- A poem that I have recently read that deals with a tragic event is Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy. This poem is explaining the hardships that the Jews faced during Hitler's reign in World War II. This poem is set during the Holocaust in one of the many concentration camps. It describes the pains and suffering that they Jews had to face up to but many more other innocent people were suffering as well because one person wanted to annihilate them. The title of the poem is Shooting Stars. I've analyzed it and come up with a few ideas why it was called this....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Case of Arkansas School Massacre

- Imagine the fire alarm going off at a school. Following the typical, pre-planned guide to a fire the children and teachers inside of the school begin to line up and file out the doors of the school and into a nearby safe zone. Then, unexpectedly, as the children and teachers reach a safe zone they are met with a downpour of bullets. Imagine the feeling of being pinned down in the open with nowhere to go and not knowing what could possibly happen to you next. This is the exact feeling that the students and teachers of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas experienced....   [tags: mass shootings,school safety laws,school shooting]

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Linda Mcquaigs Shooting The Hippo: Causes And Results Of Debt

- Linda McQuaig's Shooting The Hippo: Causes and Results of Debt Linda McQuaig's most recent book, "Shooting the Hippo" is about the causes and results of the debt. It is a look at both the factual causes and the arguments which are merely presented to us through the various elements of the media. McQuaig delivers an insightful overview of the extensive media coverage which has bombarded us over the past few years. "With the excitement of a mystery writer, McQuaig tells the real story behind the debt." ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

- Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants      Everyday people make decisions that affect their future lives. Do people make the right decisions. What makes a decision a right one. What may be right to some, may be wrong to others. There are no right or wrong decisions but those that people choose and believe to be right varying from each individual. In Hemingway's realistic story, Hills Like White Elephants, Jig attempts to make a crucial change in her life by making the right decision, but is unable to because of her weak characteristic flaws....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays]

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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

- In the story 'hills like white elephants' by Ernest Hemingway, we read about two characters, a girl and an American man. They have short conversations between them, and these conversations can hint of many clues about them and their relationship. In the story, we discover what the characters are like, through what they say, and also through the things they don't say. First, in the story, we understand that the American man has money, and he is an adult because he seems to knows what he is doing....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Reading: Hills Like White Elephants/Ernest Hemingway 1. What are they talking about. (Evidence…) The man and the girl are talking about getting an abortion. Evidence: the "white elephants" ~ White elephants are sacred in some countries, but usually a white elephant is not considered to be something good…the idea is that it would be really nice to own a white elephant, but once you get one it becomes clear that it has no real value and costs a lot to maintain…also, rulers of India often sent white elephants to those who they hated b/c then the person would be financially destroyed trying to maintain such a pri...   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Impacts of the Arkansas School Massacre

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