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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O' Conner

- “Evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name 'evil.” Saint Augustine said this after much research and deep thought because evil is not easily defined. Evil comes in several forms and carried out in many ways, so that to point at one person and name them as the purist of evil is impossible. However, some traits of a person doing “bad” are recognizable. In “Good Country People” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Flannery O' Conner depicts evil as a mutation; however, the identity of the mutation is not limited to a common standard of evil....   [tags: evil, saint augustine, villains]

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Short Story: The Importance of Upholding Recycling Day

- It’s just another sunny day in Glendale New Jersey, full of manicured lawns with white picket fences. Mrs. Bethel was out pruning her garden filled with begonias and prize winning tulips, and Mr. Johnson was outside enjoying the view, walking his black and white spotted poodle around the block. This is the norm in the sleepy town of Glendale. A place where everyone knows their neighbors name and the most exciting thing to happen is the annual bake sale at the Old Catholic church every October 15th....   [tags: creative writing, environment]

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Opposite Corners

- Opposite Corners In this piece course work I am going to investigate opposite corners in grids. I will start by investigating a 7x7 grid. Within this grid I will use 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and a 7x7 grid. I will do this to find whether I can find a pattern. I will do this by multiplying the two opposite corners together then subtracting them. I will try to find the patterns and do a formula that will work for all grid sizes and shapes. I will experiment shapes and sizes of all different grids....   [tags: Papers]

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Flannery O’Conner: Deep South Scribe

- Dead at the age of thirty nine years young, Flannery O’Conner lost her fight with lupus, but had won her place as one of America’s great short story writers and essayist. Born in Savannah, Georgia, within the borders of America’s “Bible Belt”, she is raised Catholic, making O’Connor a minority in the midst of the conservative Protestant and Baptist faiths observed in the Southern United States. In the midst of losing her father at the age fifteen, followed by her diagnosis and struggle with the same physical illness that took him, as well as her strong unwavering faith in the Catholic Church are crucial components of O’Connor’s literary style which mold and guide her stories of loss, regret,...   [tags: Biography, Writer, Analysis]

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Modern Fascination with the Post-Mortem Procedure

- The coroner’s inquest maintained its status as a popular construction of earlier criminal justice systems even through great scrutiny and disapproval. (Burney 1994) Although the job of the coroner and the coroner’s inquest are no longer significant staples of the American criminal justice system, the fascination with death, bodies, and the post-mortem examination has all but decreased. The process of the post-mortem examination has become a method of entertainment visible in many forms of media including, but not limited to, crime and detective novels and crime-based television shows....   [tags: coroner, death, crime]

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Tell Me What You Eat, and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

- I love food. I mean, who doesn’t. Sweet food, spicy food, Mexican food, Chinese food, the list could go on forever. We all have our own preference or favorite dish. My favorite is corned beef and cabbage. Being of Irish American descent, this dish was tradition in my house on St. Patrick’s Day. Just mentioning corned beef and cabbage brings me back to my childhood, watching my mother prepare it and waiting to taste the salty meat that as a child I called the “stringy meat.” Every year my mother would prepare the dish and everyone would sit down and enjoy it together....   [tags: Irish, corned beef, family]

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Flannery O Conner

- Flannery O Conner If you try to get more from a writer than what you seen on the page , usually depends on the writer and their ability to make you see, and of course your own imagination. When the writers stories are so different and the characters are so clear, you sometimes think you know something about that writer and who they were. People say that a writer can be found in their words. However, some writers are good writers not only because of their words and works. One writer that goes beyond words is a writer that we have recently read a story on....   [tags: essays papers]

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Laser Eye Surgery

- " Laser eye surgery " What makes someone with law Vision have a laser eye surgery?. "Laser eye surgery" or "Lasik" or "laser corneal sculpting" it’s a revolutionary mutation in the field of medicine. Thanks to Lasik people have no more to wear their glasses or lenses. In this operation the surgeon uses a specific kind of laser to reshape the cornea. Although there is a very small ratio for the mistake or the Failure of this kind of surgery, but it is a very effective way to treat the deficiency of the sight....   [tags: reshaping the cornea]

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The Nature of Boston Peace Groups

- The Nature of Boston Peace Groups Like many other Brookline residents, Amy Hendrickson spends every Saturday at Coolidge Corner. But unlike most Coolidge Corner visitors, she’s not catching a movie at the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre or grabbing a latte at Starbucks. Every Saturday at noon for the past two years, Amy Hendrickson has held a peace vigil for soldiers who have died in Iraq. Hendrickson is the founder of Brookline Peaceworks, a community peace activist group and offshoot of United for Justice with Peace....   [tags: War Iraq Papers]

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Aniridia: A Panocular Developmental Malformation

- Introduction: Aniridia (OMIM 106210) is a Panocular developmental malformation with complete or partial Iris hypoplasia being major feature of spectrum.(1) The prevalence of Aniridia (AN) is 1:40,000 to 1:100,000 without any known predilections for sex or gender.(1-3) The spectrum involves not only iris, but also the cornea, lens, optic nerve and fovea.(4) AN can be familial with Autosomal Dominant Inheritance (AD) in two third of cases, while sporadic in rest of the patients. It can occur as an Isolated Ocular malformation without any systemic involvement or as part of Wilms tumor, Aniridia, Genital Anomalies, Retardation (WAGR) syndrome.(4, 5) AN results from mutations in the Paired Box g...   [tags: gene deletion, cornea, iris]

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Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted

- Investigating The Answer When The Products Of Opposite Corners on Number Grids Are Subtracted Introduction The purpose of this investigation is to explore the answer when the products of opposite corners on number grids are subtracted and to discover a formula, which will give the answer in all cases. I hope to learn some aspects of mathematics that I previously did not know. The product is when two numbers are multiplied together. There is one main rule: the product of the top left number and the bottom right number must be subtracted from the product of the top right and bottom left numbers....   [tags: Papers]

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Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners

- Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela Fighting from Opposite Corners The Prize: Equal Rights Peter Tosh and Nelson Mandela are two men who dedicated their lives to fight for equal rights. They are united by common goals but walked on different paths in their struggles against the oppressors. The major commonality, which made both men brilliant leaders and revolutionary thinkers, was their passion. The passion they had for their beliefs and turning their visions into reality. Tosh and Mandela’s divergent approaches started during their youth and followed both individuals through a lifetime struggle....   [tags: essays papers]

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Visual Effects Gun Sequence Pre-Production

- So this is my first time using nuke, it was a difficult task to complete but I got there in the end. It was a lengthy process when key framing certain aspects of the sequences. Which subsequently made it a difficult task to complete. When it came to filming I had a basic idea of what I wanted to film. With the network being down it mean’t we could use the opportunity to film. That never always worked out we had to wait for keys, technician and memory cards. Before we got the chance to film it was so late in the assignment, that the sequence that was captured had to be used....   [tags: resident evil, flash, flare, filming]

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Exploring the Women’s Rights Movement with Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O´Conner

- Flannery O’Conner came from a well-established Christian family, yet her writing demonstrated a wildly different perspective on life when compared to her upbringing (Gordon). O’Conner published “A Good Man is Hard to Find” in 1955, which became wildly popular due to the way it portrayed family values, yet twisted violence into its plot at the same time (Gordon). This particular writing style helped set her apart from authors of her time. Unfortunately, she died on August 3rd, 1964 and would never see the recognition that her work achieved over its lifetime (Gordon)....   [tags: equal pay, violence against women]

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Flannery O’Conner’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Selfishness That Doomed Them All

- Selfishness occurred many times throughout Flannery O’Conner’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Every character except for the baby show signs of selfishness, some more severe than others. The worst person in this story is the grandmother. She is the center of all the conflicts in the story and were many of them ended. Other characters have selfish parts but those have a minor effect on the story. Without selfishness in A Good Man Is Hard to Find the outcome would be very different. There may have been some conflict, but that would be the basic family road trip conflict that would have minor to no effect on the end of the story....   [tags: conflicts, grandmother, kill]

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The Naming of Domino Park in Miami

- The Naming of Domino Park Domino Park resides in one of the predominantly Cuban districts of the greater Miami area. It is located on the corner of Calle Ocho and fifteenth-avenue in Little Havana. Domino Park is a gathering place for the men and women of Little Havana. They have congregated in the mini-park for years, challenging each other to domino games. Although players sometimes choose to challenge each other to games of chess, the main staple of the park is dominos. The park received its nickname, Domino Park, for that very reason....   [tags: Little Havana Cuban Community]

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Organic Produce in Chinatown

- Currently, New Chinatown does not hold any farmers’ market or community garden. There was, however, a weekly farmers’ market held in Chinatown a couple years ago but was discontinued recently. The reasons were unclear, though some of the residents pointed out that the overall indifference of the Chinese community to these organic food markets might be to blame. In a later interview, one of the residents and also the business manager of Wonder Bakery in New Chinatown stated that the farmers’ market was not especially popular, as they did not see a real need in paying higher prices for the same type of produce, apparently because of their ignorance about the health benefits of organic foods....   [tags: Produce, Gardens]

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The Homeless: Discarded Like Garbage

- Homelessness affects millions each year within the United States with poverty-stricken children roaming the streets, prostitutes on every street corner, and Vietnam veterans sick with mental illnesses. With today’s failing economy, homelessness is a common thing to see in massive cities such as Los Angeles where Central City East, more commonly known as Skid Row, contains the largest amount of homeless persons within our country. Inside this area, camping tents are frequently seen on the streets and cardboard boxes litter the sidewalk for use as makeshift beds for those without a roof....   [tags: homelessness, poverty]

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Chinese History: Hawthorne´s Chinese Heritage

- ... These changes spurred the Chinese who remained to adapt and make a living as gardeners, launderers, craftsmen , labourers and domestic servants. The economic depression of the 1890s stirred feelings of resentment toward thriving Chinese businesses and the Victorian Factory and Shops Act of 1896 had several clauses which were blatantly discriminatory. The Act stipulated that a business was considered a factory if it employed a minimum of four European workers, or just one Chinese worker. This meant that small Chinese businesses were regulated and kept under the scrutiny of inspectors and other government officials much more than non-Chinese businesses were ....   [tags: chinese migrants, chinese communities]

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Unwind Me: Conner´s Conflict

- The main conflict Connor was afflicted with is society desiring to get rid of the “problem child” by having him unwound. Besides Ariana-Connor’s girlfriend, Sonia, and the Admiral, everyone wants Connor dead due to his intolerable behavior, resulting in a man verse society conflict. For instance, Ariana’s parents remark about their disapproval of Connor by saying, “We always knew he’d be an Unwind, you should have stayed away from that Lassiter boy” (Shusterman 5). Connor only had two options. He could have run from the Juvey Cops, his parents, and the reality that he’d probably end up being unwound or he had the option to give society their way by giving them exactly what they desired; to h...   [tags: problem child, behavior, unwound]

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Alcoholism and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

- Alcoholism is one of our nation’s largest social issues to date, and carries with it many negative aspects, the most dire being death at the hands of this disease. Alcohol and alcoholism have been part of societies for centuries. This habit was brought over to the new world when the first settlers landed on the shores of what was to become America. Furthermore, in bringing alcohol to this new land an entire nation of Native American Indians were introduced to a product that has affected them more negatively than any other to date, and continues to suffer from today and probably well into the future....   [tags: Alcohol ]

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The Cultural Heritage Site of the Anstey’s Building

- About the Anstey’s building According to UNESCO, heritage is considered to be our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. This extract will specifically examine the cultural heritage site of the Anstey’s building, but prior to that, one must first define what cultural heritage is or is conceived to be. Cultural heritage is an embodiment of sites or people, particular to this investigation, cultural heritage sites are portrayed through architectural designs which display a certain uniqueness of that particular building....   [tags: south africa, monumental art deco]

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Missoula´s Homeless Population

- Missoula homeless population   Missoula should be working harder to help the Missoula homeless population. Driving around downtown Missoula you can see a homeless person on every corner. Missoula is a tourist destination but having homeless people on corners in Missoula’s downtown district begging for money looks unattractive and makes Missoula look like a garbage pit. Missoula isn’t doing anything to combat this situation; instead people will drive or walk by and ignore the problem. The real question about homeless people on Missoula’s streets is this: do the homeless really want the help....   [tags: Beggars, Poor]

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Subdivisions of Corneal Ulcers and Treatment

- Subdivisions of Corneal Ulcers and Treatment The eye is one of the vital organs in a human being. As seen on figure 1, the eye is composed of many different parts and function. The cornea is a clear covering over the colored iris and the pupil of the eye. The function of cornea is to help focus light on the retina and protect the iris, lens, etc. so that the eye can see. The cornea is best to compare with a standard contact lens. Although, the function of a cornea is to protect from harmful microorganisms, it is also vulnerable to those same unicellular organisms....   [tags: Eyes Cornea Vision Health Medical Essays]

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The Influence of Geography and Social Networks on Gang Violence

- Gang violence is becoming a known threat in our country. Gang violence is defined as a group of people by repetitive socializing individuals or close friends with recognizable influence and inner coordination. These gangs will claim full control over a region in a community, town, or specific area which will lead to the involvement of violent crimes and unlawful behavior as a group or even by oneself. Since these gangs are increasing in size in communities, citizens of certain areas are beginning to move out or avoid going to these locations in order to avoid becoming the next victim to one of the community gangs waiting to engage in their next deviant act....   [tags: communities, poverty level, crime]

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Low Income Families Living in Food Deserts

- Many of the people living in food deserts are people with low income. These low-income families often turn to the junk food provided at the convenience stores and fast food restaurants because it is all they can afford. Socio-economic status is a defining characteristic of food deserts. Food deserts are most commonly found in areas dominated by minorities and low-income families. Studies show that wealthy areas have about triple the amount of supermarkets as poor urban areas do. In addition to this, predominantly white communities have about 4 times as many grocery stores as predominantly black ones do....   [tags: fats, sugar, southern los Angeles]

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Irony of The Setting in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Irony of The Setting in "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson The setting set forth by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity. This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader, the image of a typical town on a normal summer day. Furthermore, Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending. First, Shirley Jackson begins The Lottery by establishing the setting. To begin, she tells the reader what time of day and what time of year the story takes place....   [tags: Lottery Shirley Jackson Essays]

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Importance of Setting in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

- Importance of Setting in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery        The setting in the beginning of The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity.  The image portrayed by the author is that of a typical town on a normal summer day.  Shirley Jackson uses this setting to foreshadow an ironic ending.        First, Jackson begins by establishing the setting.  She tells the reader what time of day and what time of year the story takes place.  This is important to get the reader to focus on what a typical day it is in this small town.  The time of day is set in the morning and the time of year is early summer....   [tags: Shirley Jackson Lottery Essays]

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The Daily Collegian of University Park

- The Daily Collegian of University Park Dear students, professors, and residents of the State College area, The 2004 presidential election is right around the corner, only several days away. This election is one of the closest races in American history. It is very hard to tell which candidate is going to win the election. Of the two presidential election candidates, John Kerry of the Democratic Party and George Bush of the Republican Party, they have totally different styles and policies. Their policies will significantly affect our future in various aspects....   [tags: Persuasive Presidential Political Politics Essays]

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Keeping Up with Our Mansion

- Regular maintenance makes taking care of a mansion difficult but manageable. We had let our maintenance program slide after Dad died. We did replace the boathouse dock nearest the beach in time for the 1883 centennial celebration with funds we received from selling the Consuelo, but we not only had to go to court to gain possession of Comfort Island, we also inherited no funds that would have assisted our maintenance efforts. New York State has the distinction of levying the highest overall taxes in the country, and the local tax collectors have a predisposition to fleece the islanders who receive no services in return....   [tags: personal narrative]

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A Ritual in American History, the Ghost Dance

- The Ghost Dance began in 1888 with a with a holy man called Wovoka who received a message during a solar eclipse that a messiah would come and the world will be free of white man. The Indians could then return to their lands and Wovoka new that all this would happen during the spring of 1891. He and his followers meditated and had visions and then chanted and performed which became as the known “Ghost Dance.” The ghost dance soon began to spread all throughout the rest of the south and west which became a movement that many Indians started to follow and everyone performed it....   [tags: sioux indians, tragedy, battle]

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Flannery O Conner

- Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah Georgia, on March 25, 1925. In her works she portrays the southern character and atmosphere. Her obsession with the grotesque is revealed in the dark and morbid plots of her stories. In the short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” she uses Christianity as a fundamental thesis. The search for the meaning of the Christian faith in the story is based on her view that modern society was changing for the worst. O’Connor views the lifestyles of the elite Southern people to be a front....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Throgs Neck in the Movie Summer of Same Directed by Spike Lee

- ... If you are driving into Throgs Neck then you will notice its main highways the Cross-Bronx Expressway and the Throgs Neck Bridge. The Throgs Neck Bridge connects the Bronx to Queens. The area Throgs Neck once was “Vriedelandt” later changed to Throgs Neck. For a while, people have been arguing whether or not Throgs Neck has two GG’s or one. The name Throgs Neck originally comes from an English man named John Throckmorton who was able to stay as the Dutch had allowed him to, in 1642. Ultimately, the American Indians drove out the Dutch....   [tags: crime, neighborhood, parades]

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Castle Doctrine in Conjunction with Home Safety

- ... This current technological roadblock can prevent cell phone only citizens from a quick emergency response for break-ins or burglaries. These occupants cannot divulge their location or are incapable of communications during network congestion or due to faulty cellular phone equipment. The Castle Doctrine is a valuable provision giving self-defense and legal shelter for otherwise helpless residents attempting to save their own lives. Even if the cellular network and mobile phone equipment are in working order, increased police response times will still put occupants at grave risk of personal injury....   [tags: ]

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History of the Methodist Church

- By 1913 the major Methodist church in the East End was Milby Memorial, formerly Harrisburg, which had entered into the appointment system by 1873. Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1917, soon followed the Milby church. This particular church, Park Place, history was emblematic of the church growth in the Houston area. In the East end just south of the city of Houston a suburban community called Park Place had developed. This particular community was not significantly different than the others that had been cultivated as the population of Houston grew....   [tags: religion, spirituality, christianism]

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Bury St. Edmunds

- Bury St. Edmunds Bury St. Edmunds is a quaint little town in the most remote corner of the South-East of England. It is apparently ‘famous’, as claimed by its inhabitants, yet 99.9% of people I know have never heard of such a place, so I am forced to give them the crude description of “It’s somewhere near Cambridge” to satisfy their curiosity. The source of the town’s reputed fame is an old story that St. Edmund was slain by the Danes in 869 and was buried in the cathedral. However, that was over 1100 years ago, but the residents of Bury St....   [tags: Great Britian]

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Draft-Research at Williamsburg

- This neighborhood which is a small corner in Brooklyn, is defined in part by the intersection of Bedford Avenue. This is the longest street in Brooklyn, and as such displays a great deal of variety of structures and subcultures from single-family homes to large apartment buildings. The street has a long history: As Bedford Road it was already an important road in the 18th century, connecting Flatbush and Newtown Creek. By the 19th century it became one of the earliest paved roads in Brooklyn. The particular section of Bedford Avenue of concern here is the section between Third and Fourth streets....   [tags: Urban Research ]

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Held Captive by Indians in The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos

- ... From this vantage point, they observed the villagers as they prepared for the night. There were rumors accumulating but by 1704 there were so many over a long period of time that everybody just ignored but still took precaution. Since they had been alerted to the possibility of a raid, they all took refuge within the palisade, and a guard was posted. The raid occurred in winter which was atypical. There was a couple feet of snow on the ground. The Indians would have to walk nearly 300 miles to get to Deerfield and return back with captives....   [tags: raid, journey, interpretation]

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City or Suburban Life?

- Given the opportunity to live in a major bustling metropolis or in a surrounding nestled suburb what would you choose. Surprisingly, a number of people contend with this decision everyday. Some relocate because of employment opportunities, warmer weather, to be closer to family or simply for a change of scenery. The reasons for moving are as abundant as the options when considering city or suburban life. When considering either choice, one may be attracted to the luxurious high rises and breathtaking views of the city or the sprawling greenery and family oriented atmosphere of the suburbs....   [tags: Real Estate]

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Secrets of Walt Disney World

- “Magic flows out of the tricks you don’t see. It is the magician’s way of weaving what is right in front of your eyes with something subtle, something hidden. It is a blending of your expectations of what should happen with a delightful surprise of something far more creative.” (The Hidden Magic of Disney p.5) Is Walt Disney World really what it seems. Cinderella’s castle that glistens in the background, Main Street U.S.A that rolls out the red carpet for the visitors that wander in every day, and Mickey Mouse, who is front and center for all of Disney....   [tags: magic flows, expectations, childhood]

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Character Sympathy in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O´conner

- There are many different types of characters in stories, and each has been described differently leaving different impression to readers. Reading some stories gives the readers the feeling of empathy for characters. Speaking about characteristic, it is great to know how a character feels in order to understand the story. Through this essay, I would like to show how stories make the readers feel empathy to other’s concerns, feelings, and troubles. Referring to the readings “A good man is hard to find,” written by O'Connor, and “ Bartleby the scrivener” written by Melville, both stories have described the characters in away which leaves the empathy feeling to the readers....   [tags: feelings, crime, punishment]

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Modern Urban Planning in The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

- ... This sort of familiarity develops a trust and respect which is important for the development of a social capital which could be used during the times of need. This rarely occurs in neighbourhood based on single use conventional planning practices as private realm is much more focused than public and social interaction does not happen spontaneously but happens very formally and infrequently. SEASIDE The first new urbanist community called Seaside in Florida is an 80 acre resort community. It was intended to be Mixed used with town hall, school, open air market, post office and retail....   [tags: architecture, communities, pakistan]

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Environmental Injustice Endured by the Native Americans

- Native Americans have suffered from one of America’s most profound ironies. The American Indians that held the lands of the Western Hemisphere for thousands of years have fallen victim to some of the worst environmental pollution. The degradation of their surrounding lands has either pushed them out of their homes, made their people sick, or more susceptible to disease. If toxic waste is being strategically placed near homes of Native Americans and other minority groups, then the government industry and military are committing a direct offense against environmental justice....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Steakhouses at Their Best: A Comparison of Perry´s Steakhouse and Grille and Texas Roadhouse

- From a succulent filet mignon to a mouth-watering order of ribs, everyone loves some type of steak house. The residents of Texas are lucky; restaurants specializing in steak in Texas are plentiful. Many locals consider Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille and Texas Roadhouse to be the best. Although they both serve wonderful, steak, the differences in the menu, the service, and the overall atmosphere set them apart from one another. Perry’s Steak house offers elegant, elaborate dishes on its menu, while the food described on the menu of Texas Roadhouse is the sort which tastes best when accompanied by an ice-cold drink and a large plate of French fries....   [tags: meny, service, atmosphere, steak]

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The Tar Creek Mine Environmental Disaster

- The tar creek mining site originally was owned by a Native American tribe, the Quapaw. The Quapaw wanted to keep these lands, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs deemed members opposing a transaction to mining companies “incompetent” (1). In such a case the business could continue and the Bureau of Indian Affairs sold the lands to mining companies. In essence these lands were stolen from the Quapaw because they were ripe for mining. These mines were then used from approximately 1891 to 1970. In the 79 years the mines were open 1.7 million metric tons (~3.75 billion pounds) of lead and 8.8 million metric tons (~19.4 billion pounds) of zinc were withdrawn from the mine (2)....   [tags: The Tar Creek Mining Disaster]

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The Best Solution To Youth Obesity

- What if I told you that there was one solution to all of America’s problems. Would you believe me. We live in a world that has many issues to solve. One of those big issues is in our own back yard. This issue is known as obesity. I firmly believe that obesity can only be control when adults become better educated concerning the causes of it. I also firmly believe that in order to prevent obesity from spreading, that the youth must become better educated than their ancestors whom caused it. In order to do that in today’s world, we must seek to educate the parents and their youth to prevent obesity....   [tags: public health, overweight infant]

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Port Orchard: A Natural Disaster

- Port Orchard, Washington is a town overflowing with rich forests, fresh air, and spectacular views. As Isaac Suttle walks from his front door, he can see the Two Brothers to the west and Mt. Rainier to the east. His home sits quietly in an area of Port Orchard surrounded by trees, the nearest neighbor hundreds of feet away. Like that of most western Washington, the weather is cool and rainy throughout the year with little relief in the summer. The drizzly rain can last for months; Isaac can remember a time when it persisted for 93 days straight....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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Water in New Jersey

- Water in New Jersey Residential, commercial and industrial development is the largest contributors to landscape change in the state of New Jersey. When buildout occurs in one region, development pressure begins in another, virtually insuring the Megalopolis concept of one huge urban corridor stretching between Boston and Washington D.C. Year after year, farmland dwindles, roads become congested, and more residents are left to compete for diminishing natural resources. Desperate measures and newer technologies are incorporated to replace poor planning and lack of vision on behalf of decision-makers caught between competing interests....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]

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Eating Healthy: Classism and Choice

- What we eat, the way we do it, and why we do it, will always be scrutinized and in this article the author does just that. She argues that eating healthy or not depends on witch social class we fit in; witch can be true in a way. However, eating healthy or not can also be a question of choice. Obviously having more money will always give you more choices and the option to go for expensive products with higher quality. The journalist goes back to the 19th century saying that white bread was a luxury that only rich people could afford but showed no evidence that, by eating white bread they were healthier than the poor who could not afford it....   [tags: classism, eating, health,]

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Globalization and the Identity Crisis of Prague and Berlin

- "…North American Culture will ultimately impose itself, standardizing the world and annihilating its rich flora of diverse culture. In this manner, all other peoples, and not just the small and weak ones, will lose their identity, their soul and become no more than 21st century colonies - zombies or caricatures modeled after the cultural norms of a new imperialism that, in addition to ruling over the planet with its capital, military might, and scientific knowledge, will impose on others its language and its ways of thinking, believing, enjoying and dreaming." -Mario Vargas Llosa, 2001 The social, economic and political consequences of globalization have been monumental in cities all over t...   [tags: Europe Western Culture Essays]

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Why We Need Universal Healthcare

- Why We Need Universal Healthcare Many would argue that here, in the United States, we have the best healthcare in the world. We benefit from the most up to date medical technologies, medications, and services. People come from every corner of the world to take advantage of our top notch physicians and facilities. But is this reputation warranted, and if so, at what cost. The average annual cost per US resident is $7,681; this comprises 16.2% of our gross domestic product. These costs rank us among the highest of industrialized nations (Lundy, 2010)....   [tags: Health Care, Medicare]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Queens Quarter’s is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the center of St. Croix; however, it also has its drawbacks. For example, it has nearly everything a resident might want, such as beautiful, picturesque Caribbean sceneries, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers on island, such as the performing arts theater. Nevertheless, the roads can be some of the most dangerous on the island of St. Croix. This is especially true of the streets late at night....   [tags: St. Croix]

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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson takes great care in creating a setting for the story, The Lottery. She gives the reader a sense of comfort and stability from the very beginning. It begins, "clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." The setting throughout The Lottery creates a sense of peacefulness and tranquility, while portraying a typical town on a normal summer day. With the very first words, Jackson begins to establish the environment for her plot....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Foreshadowing in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

- Foreshadowing in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery       "The Lottery," a short story written by Shirley Jackson, is a tale about a disturbing social practice.  The setting takes place in a small village consisting of about three hundred denizens.  On June twenty-seventh of every year, the members of this traditional community hold a village-wide lottery in which everyone is expected to participate.  Throughout the story, the reader gets an odd feeling regarding the residents and their annual practice.  Not until the end does he or she gets to know what the lottery is about.  Thus, from the beginning of the story until almost the end, there is an overwhelming sense that something terrible is...   [tags: Shirley Jackson Lottery Essays]

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Setting Up Microcosms

- A critical element to any novel is the setting. Setting is “the time and place of the action of a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work” (“Setting”). A clever author will craft the setting with a purpose. While the characters of a novel live in the setting, “it can help set the mood, influence the way characters behave, affect the dialogue, foreshadow events, invoke an emotional response, reflect the society in which the characters live, and sometimes even plays a part in the story” (Benedict). Both Charles Dickens and F....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Barnes and Noble

- The local Barnes and Noble on Veterans Boulevard houses a host of fascinating characters, creating a museum of people for the watchful reader who, seated in a plush chair in the corner of the store, can occasionally look up from his book and shoot curious glances at the people surrounding him. As customers, browsers, readers, and studiers walk through the double doors of the book lover’s haven, the seated observer can watch each individual move towards his task, whether it is simply browsing the countless shelves of the store for an interesting find or selecting an assortment of magazines with which to waste time in the company of his Starbucks coffee....   [tags: Book Store, Readers, Cafe]

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Analysis and Action for a Community's Health

- Community: Riverdale Riverdale is an upscale community in the Northwestern corner of the Bronx bordered by the Hudson River, Broadway, the Bronx/Westchester county line and the Harlem River. It is accessible by the BX buses 7, 9, 10, & 20, the 1 & the 9 train, the Bee Line 1,2 & 3 and the Metro North Railroad. It is also accessible by the Henry Hudson Parkway. Riverdale is apart of Community District 8 and the 10471 zip code, which includes Kingsbridge, Marble Hill and Spuyten Duyvil This community is composed of many hills and slopes, which can be a potential danger during the winter months....   [tags: Health]

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The Images Ye Have Made of Me

- In the Old Testament book of Genesis, it is written that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, the lights, the waters, the stars, the great sea creatures, the livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth (ESV Study Bible, Genesis 1:1-24). Last of all, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). Likewise, man became a creator and he too built great things. From the glorious civilizations of ages past and present to the splendor of the churches, history bears witness to man’s creations....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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The Newark Riots of 1967

- The Newark riots of 1967 were very extreme and terrible time in Newark, New Jersey, one of the worst in U.S. history. The riots were between African-Americans and white residents, police officers and the National Guard. The riots were not unexpected. The tension between the city grew tremendously during the 1960's, due to lack of employment for Blacks, inadequate housing, police brutality and political exclusion of blacks from government. In 1967, Newark's police force was 1500 members strong with only 10% being Black....   [tags: American History]

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Ozone Season Just Ahead

- With ozone season just around the corner, big cities everywhere are getting worried about low visibility and magnified allergies. The season begins Monday, May 1st and extends through September 30th. Jilayne Jordan, Spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation says that, Elderly people, kids with asthma or allergies and people who exercise outdoors that when there’s a smog alert day, it’s extremely hard on the lungs. Mark Ressler, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, says weather can worsen the problem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Absolutely Different, Sadly Non-existent in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- If the world was black and white, ninety-eight percent of the population would be gray. Leaving only a handful as black & white; which in this case, is a synonym for complete opposites. It just so happens that in Harper Lee’s only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird, there exist a pair of opposites. Yes, Attics Finch and Bob Ewell represent the extreme opposites of Maycomb’s society; from their contrasting viewpoints to their thoughtfulness (or lack of) resulting in their vastly different impressions. To begin with, being opposites, they hold the two different viewpoints held Maycomb’s society....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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The United Kingdom & Ireland: A Comparison of Healthcare Systems

- (92%) The United Kingdom and Ireland, a set of European countries connected by a common border, share at least one other trait, and that is, they both have universal healthcare systems. The majority would expect the two countries’ health system to operate in a similar manner, due to their close proximity and the fact that they are both universal, but in fact the opposite is true. The Irish healthcare system and structure is very different from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (Gold, 2011)....   [tags: Comparative, Health Care Systems]

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Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places: Search for Weapons

- Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places, Search for Weapons Temporary Questioning of Persons in Public Places; Search for Weapons In the City of New York, it is not unusual to feel uncomfortable or petrified when approached by an officer of the law. It is not uncommon to notice the disrespect that individuals have towards the New York Police Department. It is not strange to see the misconduct that police officers use on the public. It is not unusual to see the corrupt in the New York Police Department....   [tags: misconduct of the NYC police officers]

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An Obese Town of St. Albans in Queens, New York

- ... In comparison to New York City’s total population of 8,175,133, St. Albans constitutes less than 1 percent of New York City’s total population. New York City differs from St. Albans in its predominant population makeup with New York City being predominantly white non-Hispanic population size of 2,722,904 or 33.3 percent. Hispanic origin is next with 2,336,076 or 28.6 percent, and black/African American non-Hispanic only constituting 22.8 percent or 1,861,295. Asian non-Hispanic had 12.6 percent of the population or 1,028,119 persons, non-Hispanic of two or more races 1.8 percent or 148,676 persons, and some other race non-Hispanic 1.0 percent or 78,063....   [tags: health, children, education]

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The Effects of Fast Food on Americans' Health

- 50 million. That is the average number of Americans that are served in a fast food restaurant each day. There are about 990 thousand fast food restaurants in America today. With new chain restaurants popping up on every corner and new restaurants opening everyday, it is obvious why so many people eat at these places. Although people think the food is tasty and cheap, they do not realize that they are causing more harm than good to their body. 60 percent or 100 billion Americans are considered overweight or obese....   [tags: American Diet, Nutrition]

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A Demolished Society in George Orwell´s Novel: 1984

- Written in 1948, George Orwell’s “1984” shows the negligent actions of a government within a dystopian novel. Orwell depicts a dictatorship society where the government uses mind games, and even an altered past, to misguide the country’s citizens. Due to a lack of individualism, people act in accordance to the commands of the government and the concept of family ceases to exist. Throughout the novel, the citizens’ minds are psychologically altered in order to maintain a solid, totalitarian society....   [tags: Government, Dystopian, Society]

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The Effects of Divorce on All Parties Involved

- ​Growing up on the outskirts of the city, known to many as the “hood”, a lot of my friends were victims of divorced mothers and fathers. Growing up with these kids from elementary to high school they were often always the ones getting in trouble, fighting, and being expelled from school. On the other hand, children like me that came from married families hardly ever got in trouble, and we had much better social skills towards our peers and also the teachers. This made me realize, that maybe the reason they act this way is because they received a lack of parenting and discipline at home....   [tags: family breakup]

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Lack of Funds and the Foreclosure Crisis

- Experts and gawkers have often been referring our current situation as the worst housing crisis in decades and some modern day crystal ball gazers grimly predict that the worst only lies ahead. We are seeing thirty-somethings that once acted as though they had life gripped in the palms of their hands reduced to living in their cars and the predictable toppling of a financial empire that became too top heavy over a short period of time. The best questions to ask have nothing to do with who is at fault or what we, as a country, could have done to better protect ourselves from a tsunami of greed and irresponsibility....   [tags: foreclosures, economy, ]

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Traditional Building Materials in Contemporary Chinese Architecture

- In traditional culture, Naxi people, who are the minorities live in the region, believe that mountains are the backbone of their culture, while water is the soul. The design honors this belief, the walls are built with stones from surrounding mountains and a reflecting pool is included in the community center courtyard. Li also believes that the design should be sustainable and respecting the nature. Therefore, he maximizes the use of local materials. Most of the local buildings are built with a type of clay-rich stone, known as “monkey-head” shown in Figure 4....   [tags: community centers,china,li xiaodong atelier]

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Buying and Using Quality Materials in Carpentry

- Spending money economically when working in carpentry is always the way to go. Theres a good amount of research on this and usually the author is more about high quality than low quality. Many sources have diverse arguments on the subject for many reasons these authors are all primarily all where or are carpenters with a great deal of experience, low quality supplies in carpentry and the outcome of using both high quality and low quality materials. Quality, quantity and time are three key factors in carpentry and they very much all do matter, but It’s beneficial to buy expensive building supplies because they are more reliable and dependable....   [tags: carpentry, carpenter, construction]

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The Social Problem of Crime in America

- Over the past twenty years, the prison system has grown and crime has increased dramatically. Since last year, violent crime rates have increased fifteen percent and property crime rates have increased twelve percent. Police are now present at almost every public corner, every school, every workplace, and every community across the nation yet the crime rates are still increasing. The "militarization of the police" in America is doing little to help decrease crime rates and is becoming a large part of American life today (Madar)....   [tags: education, unemployment, legal, system]

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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- Introduction November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy had five days tour in Taxes. He planned to make a speech in commercial business center in Dallas. President Kennedy was sitting in an open top limousine. The motorcade drove a very slow speed in the streets of Dallas. Many residents watched and welcomed John F. Kennedy and his wife. After making a turn in the main street, a sniper hided in the sixth floor window in the City Library, shot President Kennedy by two bullets, one on the head one on the neck....   [tags: Oswald, Dallas, JFK]

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Should Downtown Atlanta Have Free Parking

- Should Downtown Atlanta have free parking. Atlanta is one of the most visited cities in America. The most common place people like to visit when coming to Atlanta is Downtown. Downtown Atlanta is a huge place located at the center of the city. Downtown has everything to offer from shopping centers to historic buildings. These are the many things that Downtown Atlanta has to offer. Downtown being the most busies place in Atlanta creates a lack of parking that has become a big issue for the visitors and residents....   [tags: policies, public works]

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Experiencing New Orleans Through Media

- Visiting Maple Street The visit to the Maple Street Book Store was one of my first real introductions to the history of New Orleans. Walking in the neighborhoods of New Orleans – or walking anywhere in general, actually – gives one a different view of the sceneries than if one were to drive through the neighborhoods. The houses in New Orleans all have a distinctive flavor to them, and passing by John Kennedy Toole’s house on the corner of the street showed that even though he was this terrific writer, he was still somewhat normal and similar to everyone else....   [tags: New Orleans]

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Suroweicki's The Wisdom of Crowds

- John Heywood once said, “Two minds are better than one”, and this just may be true when people need the best solution to a problem. In Suroweicki’s book, The Wisdom of Crowds, he expresses a common belief that if a group is working towards a mutual goal, than their results will by far surpass those of a single individual. The Law of Averages helps determine a group’s ability to collaborate its ideas into a single outcome, which confirms how Surowiecki’s ideas that a larger group of people can provide many accurate predictions....   [tags: The Law of Averages, Results]

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Hijab Battles Around the World

- I was born into a family of mixed cultures and religions. My father was Christian and my mother was of an Islamic descent. I was always respectful to any religion, regardless of it’s beliefs, because it is a symbol of devotion and peace. When I grew up, I was fascinated to see how quickly Islam started to spread in Western parts of the world. My fascination was also followed by disbelief of how ignorant and cruel anti-islamic activists were, blaming every single act of terror and violence onto a religious group....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, discrimination]

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The Perfect Life of Pittsburgh

- Once upon a time in a land named Pittsburgh it lived a full land of people that had no fear of anything brought upon them. A man named Ray Ray, that lived in Pittsburgh all by himself, for many years he wished that someone would just end up in the town and spread the word so he can become a king of a town like he has always dreamed of. Years went by and Ray Ray was almost about to give up on his dreams and head back to the mysterious town he had come from, while packing his things someone whispers hello from around the corner of his room....   [tags: king, dream, talking, control]

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Educational Injustices in Smallville, Ohio

- With less than 5,000 residents living in Smallville, Ohio, it is an ideal small town where everyone knows each other, multiple generations of families live and grow and barely any crimes are committed. The main road leading into Smallville is like a never-ending run of corn fields, silos and dairy farms. It's an old town with old traditions. As brief as my residency was in Smallville, I witnessed the social injustices and educational issues that plague small town living. During my first few weeks, I met a student named Joseph....   [tags: Education Essays]

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Shanghai International Settlement

- Finance Capital, the novel takes place in the International Settlement of Shanghai after WWI, during the 1920’s. Within the international settlement a battle between the Chinese Communist Laborers, the European, the American, the Japanese, and the Chinese financial oligarchies rages for supremacy of Shanghai’s financial markets. The financial oligarchy according to Lenin, is the major owners of capital . Koya was a Japanese born Shanghai resident and was a member of the Forestry Division of the Muramatsu Steamship Company, a company (zaibatsu) of Japan....   [tags: lenin, shanghai's market, finance capital]

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Finch and Ewell: Opposites

- If the world was black and white, ninety-eight percent of the population would be gray. Only a handful would be black & white; which in this case, is a synonym for complete opposites. It just so happens that in Harper Lee’s only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird in the main setting of Maycomb County there exist a pair of opposites. Yes, Attics Finch and Bob Ewell represent the extreme opposites of Maycomb’s society; in their contrasting viewpoints, considerations/thoughtfulness and impressions. To begin with, being opposites, they hold the different viewpoints held in Maycomb’s society....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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