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The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings

- The Motivation Behind the Columbine High Shootings Every major spectacle carries with it the potential of a new way of looking at the past and implications of a future. Usually within a brief period after the event, a consensual "explanation" is fashioned through the news media and by the political pundits who occupy much of the space and time dedicated by the media to the event. Political pundits seated in front of the camera become part of the event, often becoming a part of the process of transforming an event in time to a spectacle....   [tags: Columbine High School Violence Murder Essays]

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Acceptance of Loss in Eveline and Hills Like White Elephants

- The End of Love and Acceptance of Loss in “Eveline” by James Joyce and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway At least once in a lifetime, most people will experience the end of a love and have to deal with the difficulties of moving on. The end of a romance can occur either through choosing to leave your other half or being the one who is left. In the short stories “Eveline” by James Joyce and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway there are particularly good examples of the end of love and acceptance of loss....   [tags: The End of Love and Acceptance of Loss]

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Desperation in the Hills like White Elephants' Novel

- The basic plot of the short story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, is about a couple in between stops on their journey through Spain for an unsaid purpose. The only hint to their purpose is that they are on their way to have an “operation” done for the female protagonist. Hemingway has a careful and precise way of writing (Allen 142). This specific story that he wrote is “deceptive with its simplicity” (Bloom 1). The word “operation” actually means “abortion” which gives this story a darker meaning....   [tags: ernest hemingway, desperation, abortion]

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Kent State Shootings

- The shootings that occurred at Kent State University, Ohio, on May 4, 1970 have been a dark spot in American history for almost 36 years. It is a day remembered by many names, THE KENT STATE SHOOTINGS, MAY 4 or the KENT STATE MASSACRE. Four students were killed and nine were wounded, all of America suffered. The student body at Kent State numbered about 20,000 and had been considered conservative, but not overly political. In fact they were thought of as rather passive politically. The shootings were a culmination of four days of demonstrations by members of the student body....   [tags: American History]

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George Orwell's: A Hanging

- A world famous Essayist, a Novelist, and Critic, George Orwell is a name most people have heard at one point in their lives. His work continues to be used for educational purposes and held to a very high standard by many. Best remembered for his twin satires on totalitarianism, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell was a major participant in the British socialist movement. Although championing a radical politics of collective ownership, he extolled tradition and love of country while drawing a sharp distinction between patriotism and nationalism ("ORWELL, GEORGE." )....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- ... Typical of his character, “The American” suggests the two should have another drink, plainly ignoring or not paying any attention to the opinion of “Jig” (which is another effort of Hemingway’s to show the couples inability to communicate truthfully). Alcohol plays a less important role in the absurdity of “Hills Like White Elephants”; however, it is still a strong metaphor for the two’s desire to distract themselves from reality. This is apparent in their consumption of alcohol right from the beginning of the short story....   [tags: unexplainable absurdity, hamlet, shakespeare]

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Commentary on "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Heminway

- In "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Heminway it is easy to sympathize with the woman, to like and admire her more than the man in the short story. In the story the woman's name is "Jig," and the man is being called "the American." Throughout the story Hemingway makes it easier to sympathize with and easier to admire Jig by conveying her likeable traits throughout the conversation being held by her and the American, who is portrayed as very unlikeable. In Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants," the story starts with a scene that opens on a railway station in Spain where the Barcelona-to-Madrid express is....   [tags: Abortion, Selfish]

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Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- ... Spending so much time together eventually lead the two into falling in love and having an affair. Hadley, Hemingway’s wife, found out about the affair and Hemingway in response asked for a divorce. Hadley agreed to grant Hemmingway the divorce under one condition. That one condition required Hemingway and Pfeiffer to be separated for one hundred days, in order to see if they still loved each other (Baker 173). This separation period has been thought to have greatly affected Hemingway’s life and his literary works....   [tags: a life story, spain, writer]

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Isolation in Hills Like White Elephants and Girl

- Isolation; the feeling of complete loneliness does not always occur when one is alone, but this desperate feeling that there is no way out can happen even if once is not physically isolated. Emotionally though, one can feel utterly alone and abandoned. Simply, what happens is that one becomes so caught up in mainstream society that they lose an ability to interact successfully with others. Eventually, they will begin to feel that they have become so insignificant that nothing the do will be able to pull themselves away from the barren abyss....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Love in The Lady with the Dog and Hills like White Elephants

- Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway both convey their ideas of love in their respective stories The Lady with the Pet Dog and Hills like White Elephants in different ways. However, their ideas are quite varying, and may be interpreted differently by each individual reader. In their own, unique way, both Chekhov and Hemingway evince what is; and what is not love. Upon proper contemplation, one may observe that Hemingway, although not stating explicitly what love is; the genius found in his story is that he gives a very robust example of what may be mistaken as love, although not being true love....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Comparing]

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Roman Fever and Hills Like White Elephants

- Many times in life things are not as they seem. What may look simple on the surface may be more complicated deeper within. Countless authors of short stories go on a journey to intricately craft the ultimate revelation as well as the subtle clues meant for the readers as they attempt to figure out the complete “truth” of the story. The various authors of these stories often use different literary techniques to help uncover the revelation their main characters undergo. Through the process of carefully developing their unique characters and through point of view, both Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway ultimately convey the significant revelation in the short stories, “Roman Fever” and “Hills...   [tags: Comparative]

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Male Dominance In "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Chrysanthemums"

- Both Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums portray oppressed female characters in the early 1900s. In Hemingway’s short, Jig is oppressed by her lover known only as “The American,” whereas, the main character in The Chrysanthemums, Elisa Allen, feels the weight of oppression from society (male dominated) as a whole. Although the driving force of the two women’s subjugation varies slightly, their emotional responses to such are what differentiate the two....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Love with Courage in Sara Gruen´s Water for Elephants

- ... He doesn’t care about August and his cruel ways, he just wants to be with Marlena and he’ll audaciously find a way to make it happen. This clearly portrays that Jacob is bold enough to fight for and obtain his love. Furthermore, following the moment when Jacob tells Marlena he loves her, she stands there anxiously, facing the floor. She slowly looks up teary eyed and says, “I think I’ve loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. But don’t you see. I’m married to August” (Gruen. 274). Marlena has been in love with Jacob ever since they saw each other in the menagerie....   [tags: consequences, portrays, protect]

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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- “Hills Like White Elephants” is a one-of-a-kind short story. Hemingway clearly felt the need to be straightforward and direct stylistically, a trait that is said to have carried over from his work in journalism . In this story, he decided to use the third person objective point of view, making the plot both thought-provoking and confusing. One might ask, was it really necessary for Hemingway to use such a detached and vague narration. Is the third person objective point of view crucial to the story....   [tags: catholicism, symbolism, meaning]

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Ten Thousand Proud Elephants

- Ten Thousand Proud Elephants I wore a dress to the gay pride parade this year. It’s a grand parade, fun filled with hundreds of stories like this, and how people go there looking for voice and they scream so loud for it that they come home voiceless. I wore my voice in the threads of a dress. I’m not gay but these are the bravest, most respectable people I’ve ever seen, and I wore a dress for hope that people feel safe to be people. The day began with a beer breakfast morning. My lover, Stephanie and I walked our dog, bleu (whom we think is secretly gay), and then came home to countless phone calls from friends planning to get together, all of them recognizing that the reason they were doi...   [tags: Personal Narrative Homosexuality Essays]

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Rate of Juvenile Offenses and the Juvenile Justice System

- “Palm Beach County, Fla. -- On May 26, 2000, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill shot his teacher, Barry Grunow, with a .25 caliber handgun in school. Palm Beach County prosecutors tried Brazill as an adult for first degree murder. The jury found Brazill guilty of second-degree murder and the judge sentenced him to 28 years in an adult facility. After his release, Brazill will face two years of house arrest and five years of probation.” (Klug) Does this sentence appear too severe, or perhaps too tolerant....   [tags: legal issues, shooting, Brazill]

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The Expansion of Malala Yousafzai's Dreams, Despite the Odds

- "I speak for education of every child, in every corner of the world," Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan in July 1997. (“Malala Yousafzai Biography” 1) She is now 17 years old. Malala was shot in the head for campaigning for girl’s educational rights in Pakistan. After she got shot, her dream expanded to every child to have a right go to school. How does Malala stand for children’s rights. She created funds, continued to go to school, and raised awareness....   [tags: shooting, education, children]

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Video Games and Their Role in Violence and Bullying

- ... Even after all these studies many still want to blame the video games for the child’s aggressive behavior, since it is the easiest to blame and the easiest to try and fix the problem. Another defense to why we should not blame video games as the child’s problem is different types of video games. Not every video game that is mature cause youth to want to commit criminal behavior. Youth who play contact games like football do not want to go out and tackle and try to give people concussions. With different types of violent games they cannot truly be linked to aggressive behavior in youth and children....   [tags: Teenagers, Shootings]

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Without Warning: A War Short Story

- Without Warning All I remember is someone yelling at the top of their lungs “RUNNNNN,” as shots rang out behind us echoing across the valley. Everyone scattered and scurried up the mountain as if we were ants and someone had stomped on our nest. A sense of despair came across me, I froze for a few seconds like a stunned mullet. I looked around at my platoon scampering up the desolate mountain face searching desperately for a place to take cover, orange rocks flying everywhere with the constant sound of bullets whizzing past....   [tags: Battle, Death, Shooting]

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The Pathos Used in Barron's Article

- ... In this example, the action implies fear and sorrow. The fact that students did “duck under their desks” is a stronger appeal to the reader’s perception. Finally, Barron writes: “who led his 4-year-old daughter from the school down the street from the elementary school” (Barron). The author describes a parent’s action appealing to desperation, agony and anguish. Thus, the actions described such as “look[ing] the doors,” “turn[ing] off the lights,” “clos[ing] the blinds,” “duking under the desk,” and “[going] down the street” work together to bring several pictures of the scene into the reader’s minds....   [tags: mass communication, shooting]

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Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants

- Animals are frequently used in literature to capture the reader’s attention and cause them to fall in love with the featured creature. In such cases, whether or not they talk, grant wishes, or save the day, the work is better remembered for the unforgettable creatures that will remain in the hearts of the audience forever. This featuring of animals is prominent in Kenneth Oppel’s Half Brother and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. Both authors have incorporated the use of dynamic animal characters into their stories to contrast their main characters....   [tags: Animals in Literature, Literary Analysis. Readers]

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Personal Narrative- First Job Anxiety

- Personal Narrative- First Job Anxiety Thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump. My heart began to race as I climbed in my truck early Monday morning. Anticipation grew inside of me at the thought of starting my new job. Would it be difficult. Would I get frustrated. I kept asking myself these questions, but I didn't want to know the answers. All the confidence that I had built up before that day had diminished and I was left with dread. I tried to reassure myself that it was just a summer job and that I would never have to go through it again, but my anxiety had already overcome me....   [tags: Personal Perspective]

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A Challenging Short Story, Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway

- Ernest Hemingway wrote a challenging short story about a couple that faces an awful issue. He sets his story, “Hills Like White Elephants” on a hot day at a train station, which is actually a stopping point between Barcelona and Madrid for the two main characters. They have to then decide where to go, whether or not to go with each other and/or to continue their relationship. The difference between the white hills and barren valley emphasizes the division between life and death, which comes to the choice Jig faces between having the baby and going through with the abortion....   [tags: relationships, american, jig]

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Jig and the Stream of Life in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”

- I see many people as I wander through the streets, yet I can only hear silence. I see couples getting into a restaurant, order, check their smartphones, eat, and I wonder why they do not look up, face each other and genuinely communicate. What I perceive, are men and women living not with, but next to each other. This is exactly what I imagined when I read Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”. A couple waiting to catch a train and as they sit and drink some beers, they start talking about Jig’s pregnancy and the option of abortion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway, Comparisons]

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We Must Work To End Gun Violence

- Gun control and gun rights are crucial topics that have been debated for years. Some people believe that civilians should not have the right to own a gun while others believe it is our god given right to bear arms. The second amendment of the Bill of Rights states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”(Shermer). This is a right that society has had for years and is one of the main reasons why no solution has been reached yet....   [tags: mass shootings]

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Similarities between Eveline and Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway

- ... In the short story “Hills like White Elephants”, a couple is faced with a major decision to make. It is implied that this young couple is expecting a child. The pregnancy or baby can be seen as the “elephant” in the room. This couple is trying to decide whether or not to get an abortion. The antagonist in this short story is the male the main character (Jig) is taking to at a bar in a train station. In the story this male character is simply referred to as the American. The American does many things that make us believe he is mainly the decision maker in their relationship....   [tags: decisions, consequences, dilemma]

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Importance of Setting in The Cask of Amontillado and Hills Like White Elephants

- Short stories have particular settings to supplement their themes. The eerie catacombs during a carnival in “The Cask of Amontillado” supplement the themes of revenge, and deception, which the protagonist takes responsibility in; whereas in “Hills Like White Elephants”, the atmosphere around the Spanish train station emphasizes the themes of miscommunication between characters and their evasion of responsibilities. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, the combination of the carnival and the catacomb settings contribute to the themes of revenge, and deception which the protagonist takes responsibility in....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway]

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Moving to the Girl’s Side of ‘Hills like White Elephants

- Abortion is a major obstacle in any relationship, leaving the woman to decide to “terminate the baby” or to keep it. During the 1920s, around the decade in which Ernest Hemingway wrote “Hills like White Elephants,” abortion was illegal and frowned upon. Hemingway writes about an American man and a girl named Jig who finds out that she is pregnant. Throughout the essay, the couple is mentioning about having “an operation” or not. With their relationship at toll as well, Hemingway ends the story without the readers knowing what happens with the abortion and the relationship as well....   [tags: abortion, ernest hemingway, baby's life]

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Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You

- Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You Studies from around the world have proved and disproved the fact that the violent content in some games causes violent acts in people. The research and studies also show that this is not an issue of gender with almost as many girls playing video games as boys making them a large portion of people playing today. Boys though in this instance seemed to be more prone to violence than the females participating in the studies. Another problem I found in the gaming society is the fact that some parents were not abiding to the rating system put out by the ESRB....   [tags: shootings, crime]

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Drive-by Shootings at Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond

- In Walden, Henry David Thoreau said, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, then I came to die, discover that I had not live." Perhaps the last part of that statement is the most difficult aspect of our lives. A plethora of philosophers and everyday people alike have maintained that you should live your life as if it were your last day. Few, however, have been able to adopt that philosophy....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Pond Essays]

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A Plan to Help Prevent, Mitigate, Respond and Recover from an Extremist Incident in a College Campus

- Active shooter, a term that is all too often heard on the campuses across our great country. It’s a student, parent, administrator, faculty and members of the community’s worst nightmare come true. Someone has entered the campus with a loaded firearm, has an objective and wreaks violent, unforgiving havoc on innocent victims. It has become a growing epidemic as well as a growing concern for school administration, faculty and students, as well as law enforcement. The need for an Active Shooter Emergency Plan is at its highest....   [tags: school shootings]

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Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre

- ... With the combination of college and homeschooling by his mother, Nancy Lanza, Adam earned a GED. Throughout school, Lanza was known for his intelligence, but he seemed nervous to many. Teachers and other students took notice to the amount of friends he had. Lanza had no true friends throughout most of his life. Which lead to him being a homebody and resorting to other hobbies to get him by. Such as, spending time with his mother who was a gun enthusiast and took her sons shooting at ranges quite frequently....   [tags: school shootings]

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Comparing A & P, A Rose for Emily, and Hills Like White Elephants

- The short stories “A & P,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “Hills Like White Elephants” are like puzzle pieces because they are all hooked together by common similarities. “A & P” by John Updike, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway may be different in some aspects, but they are very similar to one another. The similarities between the three short stories are themes, symbolism, inner conflict, and tragic occurrences. By reading a short story, you learn valuable messages that you can use in life....   [tags: ]

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Edmund Perry

- On June 12th, 1985 Officer Lee Van Houten was attacked by two young, black men who tried to mug him. The youngest of the boys, Edmund Perry, my client was shot by the officer. The jury has just convicted Edmund on charges of assault, battery and resisting arrest, crimes of which are punishable with sentences of up to 30 years. However I do not believe Edmund attentively committed the crimes because of his remarkable character and academic achievements. Instead, he did it as a result of the expectations of him at Exeter, his home in Harlem, and the local junior high school Wadleigh, all of which are conflicting against each other....   [tags: Police, Shooting]

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Personal Narrative- Bartering in Italy

- Personal Narrative- Bartering in Italy People everywhere are yelling in a distinct accent that I have come to recognize in my week here in Italy. As I walk down one of Florence’s many markets with my father, men and women alike are shouting out descriptive adjectives for their products in butchered English. They were just a part of the medley of noises around me. Tourists are laughing and clicking away at their cameras; drivers are slamming doors to their vans after dropping off the merchandise to the vendors....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Elements of Comparison between Hill’s Like White Elephants and The Birthmark

- Both “Hill’s like White Elephants” by Ernst Hemingway and “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne have many common elements of comparison between them. The main element of the stories that will be compared is this thought of an operation. Both stories stem from these two operations and the comparisons derive from how the women react and respond to the two men in the story. Both stories are comparable by the common theme of a life changing operation, how the women first react to the operation and how the characters develop throughout the stories....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Literary Analysis: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Hill Like White Elephants"

- The nature of human communication requires that only a certain number of details may be expressed. A photograph leaves out what is beyond its frame, statistical data generalizes answers into categories to make results meaningful, and words distinguish between specific concepts to present ideas. The author of a written work chooses the details to express not only what they want, but how they want the audience to feel about it. I will analyze what the author chooses to include and to ignore in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemmingway....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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You Must Have an Abortion in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- ... This also introduces the dynamic between them. When he brings up the topic of her abortion, “‘It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig,’ the man said. ‘It’s really not an operation at all.’” it is easy to tell that he is pushing her to do what he wants. Despite the fact that he probably doesn’t know much about the operation at all, he continuously points out the simplicity of it, (“I know you wouldn’t mind it, Jig. It’s not really anything.”), (“But I know it’s perfectly simple.”). After his constant pushing, Jig exasperatingly agrees saying, “Then I’ll do it....   [tags: procedure, controversial, relatioship]

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Personal Narrative- A Lesson in Culture Shock

- Personal Narrative- A Lesson in Culture Shock “ You want to be the same as American girls on the outside.” (Tan, Amy) Like Tan in her narrative “Fish Cheeks”, everyone has had a time in their lives when they wanted to fit in at school or home. Sometimes it is hard to try to blend into the surroundings. Moving from Boston to Tallahassee has taught me a lot about such things like honor, pride, and self-reliance. Such is related to us in Wilfred Owens’s “Dulce et Decorum est” which is about his experience in World War I....   [tags: Personal Perspective]

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Love and Happiness in Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

- Happiness is essential for one to be sane. Love leads to happiness and this is shown in the novels Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Characters in both novels try to find happiness through love, but it ultimately leads to despair because of the death or loss of a loved one. Happiness is fulfilled through the form of love. To begin with, Jacob has respect and love for his parents that have been there every step of his life. The Dean of the University calls Jacob into his office and Jacob fears “Dear Lord- if I get expelled now, my father will kill me....   [tags: The Book of Negroes]

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Comparison of Hills like White Elephants and FAT

- Comparison of Hills like White Elephants and FAT Both Hill like White Elephants and FAT are short stories about current issues that have to be resolved. The issue in FAT regards obesity in America and is shown as a conversation between the narrator and ‘Rudy’. Hills like White Elephants, however, the issue is abortion and the author uses direct speech creating the effect that we are near the couple, eavesdropping on the conversation. In FAT, the author uses indirect speech because the person is retelling the past events to a friend....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Speculations about Columbine

- Speculations about Columbine have been made, however with the death of the killers; the best evidence to examine is what has been left behind. Looking at the killers, examine both the possible genetic and environmental factors that may have precipitated this tragedy. Missed opportunities for intervention or prevention of this tragedy lead in potential blame. There are many to blame, the most horrific being in the wake of the deaths. In blame game there are several emotions from events that range from anger to guilt leading to eventually of forgiveness....   [tags: shooting, massacre, depression]

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The Tradition in Octavia E. Butler´s Parable of the Sower

- ... It meant that there were a few educated people, and the rest of them could not read and write. Consequently, Butler implied that education was not universal, and many people lost their rights to learn knowledge. In the American society today, education endlessly produced problems as well. Education was an essential element of social development. Everyone had equal rights to learn any skills to develop and create a new better life; however, getting education became more and more difficult for many people....   [tags: community, collapsed, chaos, guns, shooting]

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Blame Games: Does Violence in Video Games Influence Players to Commit Mass Shootings?

- Does the famous video game Pac Man influence its players to abuse the use of prescription pills. It may sound ridiculous, but that is how news media specializes in the alteration of false information. By arriving at conclusions without providing accurate research and facts to back it up, news media blames extreme video games for causing violence in our society. They ignore factors such as population, mental health, and home life as they quickly jump to conclusions that violence portrayed through media influences individuals to cause harm to others....   [tags: violence, challeging entertainment, crimes]

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Thailand: Heart Warming, Beautiful Place

- ... Surrounding the city temples are made of pure gold. Thailand’s Language is Thai. This language is a special way to show the handmade culture. Elephants in Thailand are considered to be like dogs in America. Elephants walk around freely throughout Thailand. Elephants also might leave or escape wildlife reserves to search for food ( The money in Thailand is called baht. If you had 10 dollars in Thailand you would technically have 100 baht. The flag of Thailand was adopted in 1917, the flag has red, white, and blue stripes....   [tags: bangkok, visitors, elephants]

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Politics and George Orwell

- Politics and George Orwell Works Cited Missing      Books are a medium through which the author can express his views; whether they concern social injustices, current issues, or in Orwell’s case, politics. For centuries writers have weaved their opinions into their work, conveying to the reader exactly what they intended. “Orwell saw himself as a violent unmasker of published pretentiousness, hypocrisy and self-deceit, telling people what they did not want to hear….” (Crick, 244). Orwell accomplishes this unmasking of these facades through his use of rhetorical strategies to relay his views to the reader....   [tags: George Orwell Politics Political Essays]

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Orwellian Control

- Orwellian Control ‘“I had no money, I was weak, I was ugly, I was unpopular, I had a chronic cough, I was cowardly, I smelt…. The conviction that it was not possible for me to be a success went deep enough to influence my life’” (qtd. in “George Orwell”, 13). George Orwell is one of the most anthologized authors ever. He wrote numerous novels, essays, and critical writings. His work is believed strongly to be largely autobiographical because a lot of his real life has influenced his writing. Orwell’s works are greatly political....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants and deMaupassant's The Necklace

- In Hemingway's, "Hills Like White Elephants" and deMaupassant's "The Necklace", the couple faces a crisis. In each story the couple handles the situation in different ways, which caused one couple to suffer for a very long time and the other, due to the choice that they have made, gave them a better life. In "The Necklace", the couple was not wealthy; the husband was a store clerk. When it came to going to a ball, she did not want to attend not just because she did not have anything to wear but she did not have any jewelry....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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188 Shots, 2 Assassins, and a Lasting Impact on American History

- One ubiquitous concern of parents is that of their child’s safety. Parents go through life making decisions that they hope will benefit the child. One of the decisions parents must make for their child is where he or she will attend school. School is meant to be a safe haven, a place in which a child is encouraged to grow and prosper. Tragedy strikes, however, when that safe place is twisted and morphed into a place of fear and anguish. This was the shocking reality for parents of high school students in Columbine, Colorado....   [tags: School Shootings, Columbine, Safety]

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Video Game Violence Sparks Real World Controversy

- Video Game Violence Sparks Real World Controversy A loud crack echoes through a school hallway and what seemed to be a peaceful day of education, turn into a lesson in terror and fear. For years, school related violence has always been on the table for debate. Of all the topics that come up, the one that strikes fear and panic into the hearts of many is a school shooting. When one occurs, people are in a frenzy to figure out all the information as quickly as they can. As a result, many fingers get pointed in all sorts of directions....   [tags: school shootings, sociology]

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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

- WC: 754 Title: Sacred Moments Close interpretation of the story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway leads the reader to an issue that has plagued society for decades. Understanding of the human condition is unveiled in the story line, the main setting, and through the character representation. The main characters in the story are an American man and a female named Jig. The conflict about abortions is an issue that still faces society today. Architectural and atmospheric symbolisms are used to set the mood and outline the human condition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gun Control: Are Guns Really The Problem?

- Gun control is a very controversial topic, but banning every gun will not stop all the shootings that occur. Gun control can go in either direction of the debate. There is something that needs to be done to try to reduce as many shootings as possible, whether it is background checks for every gun purchase or required classes after buying a firearm. Banning every weapon, though that is classified as an “assault” rifle or has a magazine that carries more than ten rounds is not fair to gun lovers who have never done anything wrong in their lives....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Shootings, Violence]

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Teachers Should Have an Option to Be Armed

- Teachers should have an option to be armed The topic ‘Teachers should be armed” interest me so much because I have met a teacher who dealt with a school shooting and he truly believed if teachers were armed the shooting would have never occurred There have been so many cases of shooting inside of schools, innocent people getting hurt and students and even staff members not feeling safe in school. I myself have met a person who had to deal with a deadly tragedy of a shooting inside of Columbine High School watching his own students’ lives end because of 2 boys who thought taking ones live can make theirs better....   [tags: safety after school shootings]

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Crime and Domestic Terrorism in the United States

- ... The symbolic interaction it's theory would apply to this man and his heinous crime. In society, most people are receptive to how others think of them. The symbolic interactionist theory states that individuals tend to alter their behavior based on how they think or what others think of them. If the views of you are positive such as you are a smart person, you will most likely adapt good study habits and keep the grades up because people are receiving you well when you are smart. If the feedback is negative such as people see you as a fat slob, you can develop bad habits such as skipping meals and/or becoming anorexic....   [tags: shootings, deterrence theory ]

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Being Asian American

- Would You Like Some Rice With That. To be young and Asian in America is a special brand of torture. There is an unspoken dictum of silence that grips Asian youth, a denial of our place in popular culture. Asian youth walk in America not quite sure where we fit in-black children have a particular brotherhood, Hispanic children have a particular brotherhood, white children own everything else. We cannot lay claim to jazz or salsa or swing; we cannot say our ancestors fought for equality against an oppressive government or roamed the great hallways of power across the globe....   [tags: Asia Asian Culture Cultural Essays]

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Biography George Orwell

- Most people have very strong political views, but not everyone can express their political opinions like George Orwell. Orwell got to express his opinions in his writings. He wrote about the sociopolitical conditions of his time. For a man whose career started as a dishwasher, he came a long way to be known as the great author he is known as today. In this paper George Orwell's early life, his variety of jobs before becoming a writer, his many successes and failures and some of his best known novels and critiques of them, and his sad death will all be discussed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography: George Orwell

- George Orwell was the pen name of British author Eric Arthur Blair, born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India where his father, Richard Walmesley worked as a civil servant for the British Empire. Orwell's mother, Ida Mabel Blair, moved him and his sister Marjorie to England a year later as that they could be brought up in a more traditional Christian environment. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College. Orwell went to prep schools and went on to Eton College from 1917 to 1921. He began to write and publish some work in college periodicals....   [tags: George Orwell Author Biography Eric Blair]

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Are Video Games Truly a Game or a Reality

- Is it a game or is it reality. Video games have been around for a long time and have become exceedingly popular, especially the violent, explicit, and gory ones. Some of these violent games have had a negative impact on children, such as acting more aggressive or bullying others and having behavioral problems at home. The problem today with violent video games is that many people blame them for influencing children and teens to think that it is natural to be violent and aggressive towards others....   [tags: violence, school shootings, ]

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Comparing Where Are you going, Where Have You Been and Hills Like White Elephants

- Authors of great stories often use good technical writing skills. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast two short stories: Where Are you going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates and Hills Like White Elephants by Earnest Hemingway. The comparison and contrast will be done based on their use of plot, point of view and character development. The short story where are you going, where have you been is about a teenage girl who is, vain, self-doubting and affixed in the present. She does not know anything about the past or doubts it and has no plan of the future....   [tags: Comparing and Contrasting]

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Should Gun Control Laws be Stricter?

- Should gun control laws be stricter. Every day some news related to gun violence are being heard all over the world. Shooting in driveway, public places, schools, homicide and suicide are some of different types of gun violence. Shooting on people and killing them is a big issue in the world and different comments are provided about that. One of the most important of them is about gun control laws. Stingl (2013) says “The term gun control as it is used in the United States refers to any action taken by the federal government or by state or local governments to regulate, through legislation, the sale, purchase, safety, and use of handguns and other types of firearms by individual citizens.” A...   [tags: shootings, gun violence]

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Media Relations: Macro Structural Level

- Macro Structural level is the analysis that focuses on the structure of society and provides a way of seeing society as a unified whole. Micro structural level involves effects on individual media consumers themselves. The media influenced the macro structural level after the Sandy Hook Shooting because it stirred up gun control debate. The US as a whole has been overwhelmed with several shootings in schools, movie theaters, and courthouses. The rise in shootings has taken its toll on society and is only getting worse....   [tags: social constructionism, shootings ]

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How Basketball Works

- Did you know that the first ever hoops were simply just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire. Surprisingly in 1972 college basketball was only televised regionally. Interestingly enough Walt Fraizer was the first player to get paid to where certain shoes!. Starting from the days of the peach baskets basketball has come a long way in the rules, the teams, its history, and the NBA. Basketball was invented in 1891 by a man named James Naismith and the first game was played in December 1891....   [tags: shooting hoops, indoor team sports]

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Gun Violence and Gun Laws

- Gun violence has recently become an issue of the United States as more and more tragedies have arisen with relation to gun use. United States are among the top armed nations around the world, and roughly 270 million guns are held by US civilians (Brussel). With such a mass number of guns, it could become unpredictable without proper gun control. As an example, one of the most tragic events was brought upon the nation on December 14 2012, twenty children and six staff members were killed by a single man at Sandy Hook Elementary school....   [tags: preventing mass shootings]

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Memoires of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

- Each living being experiences the world in a proprietary way that, though capable of resembling another’s, can never be fully duplicated. These differing perspectives, in their inherent complexity, are a principal patron to the chaos and beauty that perpetually plague and gift mankind. With over seven billion individuals (Population Clock), it is intelligible to claim that with so vast a sea of differing vistas; the power of perspective is the most influential contributor to modern civilization and the human spirit....   [tags: Salvador Dali, Swans Reflecting Elephants]

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Security Issues and Precautions in Church Environments

- ... Locks and alarm systems are also a must to keep vandals out when the church is not in operation. Nevertheless, churches can also use policies and procedures that are written in case of an emergency. The interdepartmental dependency might just work with the volunteer structure of a church because people are from all backgrounds. It does not matter whether you are a store clerk, corporate executive, butcher, or a police officer. Each and every one within a congregation has different skills that they have obtained and put to use in their everyday lives....   [tags: arson, bombings, shootings]

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- In most societies, adults play a lead role in maintaining civilization. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, there is no adult guidance which drives the children to spiral out of control. No authority means there are no consequences for bad behavior; therefore the children were not afraid of getting in trouble for the things that they were doing. When fear of “The Beast” takes over the island, it begins to possess the boys and motivates them to do whatever they need to feel empowered and accepted....   [tags: children, bullying, shootings]

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Impact of Violent Video Games on Adolescents

- Video games already have a bad reputation when it comes to the teenage generation. The video games that are being released in the past ten years have caused some speculation if they are suitable for kids to play. Some states have even tried getting involved with the issue by banning the distribution of offensive video games to minors. First-person shooting games have increased in popularity, and some experts say it is also increases violent behavior in the adolescents that are playing it. The increase of games that are more realistic, engaging, and increasingly violent will lead to more violent behavior in teenagers in the upcoming years....   [tags: Teen Behavior, Shootings]

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Individual Rights and Gun Control

- One of the safest yet deadliest tools available to the common man, guns have shown to be protectors in times of need and killers in the hands of wrongdoers. A newly proposed bill, House File 163 aims to limit the ability of criminals to commit crime by limiting the maximum amount of ammunition that a magazine can contain. Due to the gravity of the subject, many Iowans agree that limiting magazine size and gun use is the answer, while others argue that this is unconstitutional and will prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves....   [tags: shootings, killers, wrongdoers]

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Texas: Gun Free Fortified Zone

- Throughout the year working class parents across America take their beloved children to school each morning. The morning drive usually ends with a few wise parenting words of encouragement and a shared loving glance before parting ways. For most, this routine will repeat itself year after year without any incidents. As parents work throughout the day they will likely never receive a call about their children's welfare. They leave their children at school each day without questioning their safety during school hours....   [tags: shootings, schools, violence]

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The Ivory Trade Ban

- A small herd of elephants spends the afternoon grazing on the wind swept grass of the savannah in the sweltering African sun. A few young calves playfully bounce around their mother’s legs. This peaceful vision is just a time of quiet before a bloody scene unfolds. What this small herd is blissfully unaware of is that poachers are quietly stalking them with murderous intent. This herd of elephants has a plethora of “white gold”. These poachers are after only one thing from the elephants, they are after their tusk made of ivory....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Police Legitimacy and Accountability

- Policing relies on the public trust, police legitimacy and accountability, which can be destroyed by unjustifiable police shootings (Squires and Kennninson, 2010). Within this country, there is a recognition that the police do not always adhere to the rule of law (Newburn and Reiner, 2012: 809), which has led to consistent public outrage at the lack of effectiveness and legitimacy the police has maintained. Therefore the deliberate decision to enforce police to attend to the streets unarmed was employed to reassure the public that the police were not to be feared (Waddington and Wright, 2010)....   [tags: police shootings, law]

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We Must Do More to Prevent School Violence

- Abstract It is necessary for the schools in the United States to take more action in order to keep the students safe during the day. It is obvious that schools are not safe, forcing everyone to take a part in stopping the violent behavior which takes place in schools on a daily basis. There are many warning signs and ways to prevent this violence from taking place, it is just a matter of using money more wisely and creating more programs for preventing violence before it erupts in schools. There is no excuse for students to feel unsafe in an environment which the government forces them to be in....   [tags: School Shootings]

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Underlying Meanings in Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants", is a story about a doomed relationship. Hemingway uses symbolism, dialogue, and also setting to tell this story. Behind the words said by the characters, and sights explained to the readers, are hidden meanings that when analyzed, bring the story to another level. Alcohol holds a certain amount of symbolism in the story. The two main characters, "Jig", and a man we only come to know as "The American" are sitting in a bar. The pair order drinks, and they also talk about them....   [tags: American Literature]

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Comparison of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants and Cat In The Rain

- Comparison of Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and "Cat In The Rain" "Cat In The Rain" is set in an Italian hotel where we meet an American couple. Outside a cat is trapped in the rain, and the wife wants to save it. When she goes to get it, it is gone but the maid later brings her one. The point of view in the story is a third person narrator, but the perspective changes going from the wife to the husband and an objective narrator who tells it like it is. The story is told retrospectively in the past tense....   [tags: compare contrast]

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Violence in America

- The rate of violence has tremendously increased in America for the past decade. I know many people will not agree with this statement, but it is the truth of the matter. It is high time both the government and the public focused their attention on this issue. Acts of violence often accompany other common crimes not only in America, but also other parts of the globe. Research shows that the normal occurrence of crime defines the modern American lifestyles. Additionally, it determines the way we relate with each other....   [tags: shootings, murder cases]

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Pistol Packing Professors

- Pistol Packing Professors School shootings are nightmares that have become a reality for some in recent years. They are fueled by rage, passion, and even hatred for your fellow man. In response to the violence, bills have been brought forth calling for teachers to be able to carry weapons in the classroom. This has its positives and negatives; though some support the call to take up arms against these violent assailants, others along with myself say that it is the wrong way to go. Although student safety is of the upmost importance, putting weapons in the hands of educators violates all sense of logic and accomplishes nothing....   [tags: school shootings, student safety]

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The Columbine Massacre

- When the day was over twelve students, one teacher, and the two murders were dead. Twenty-one people were injured. April 20th,1999: what seemed like it was going be another day of learning for the students and staff attending Columbine High School in Colorado, but for Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, this was the day their master plan was going to finally happen. At 11:10 a.m. on a Tuesday Dylan and Eric both drove in separate cars into the parking lot of Columbine High School. Into the lunch room they carried twenty-pound propane bombs in duffle bags with the timers set for 11:17 and put them near the tables....   [tags: dylan, erick, bombs, shootings]

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Finding the Root of the Problem of School Violence

- Finding the Root of the Problem of School Violence After shootings at Jonesboro, Ark, Paducah, Ky, Springfield, Ore, Pearl, Miss, and Littleton, Co, serious questions arise such as has school violence risen, and, if so, what can we do to fix it. The truth is, school violence is on a rise, and it can be attributed to factors such as disinterest in learning, the total preservation of the civil rights of the students at all costs, and the lack of power the teachers and administrators have to punish misbehavior....   [tags: Shootings Violence Crime Essays]

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School Violence - Giive Peace a Chance

-  "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." ( Buddha.) Beginning in 1997, the frequency of school shootings has been increasing at an alarming rate. On December 1, 1997, Mike Carneal walks into Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky and opens fire on a daily prayer group. When the spray of bullets ceased, three young girls lay dead and five others were wounded. Classmates claim that Carneal hung out with people who did not believe in God and would sometimes heckle the morning worshippers....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]

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Gun policy

- Gun control has been a big debate across America due to the high crimes that involves a gun. Oklahoma has nearly half of the states citizen owning a gun, due to Oklahoma laws are so lay back on their citizens owning a gun. Crimes in this state is are near the top half of the United States that involve some sort of firearm. Today there are more tragic mass shootings that are occurring in the United States, in which some are involving small children. This is why the state of Oklahoma needs to put a stricter gun policy to the citizens of this state, so that the crime rates that involve a gun will go down....   [tags: Mass Shootings, Background Check]

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