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The Crying of Lot 49

- Technology has long been recognized as a mixed blessing. Its up/downside nature was illustrated nicely in Walt Disney's Fantasia by the myth of the Sorcerer's Apprentice:not only does the "magic" of the machine produce what you desire, it often gives you much more than you can use--as Oedipa Maas, the heroine of this stark American fable, discovers on her frenetic Californian Odyssey. Information which strains to reveal Everything might well succeed only in conveying nothing, becoming practically indistinguishable from noise.But there is noise, and Noise....   [tags: The Crying of Lot 49 Essays]

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Thomas Pynchon's The Crying Lot 49

- Peter Barry says of the cultural materialist approach to literature that “it is difficult to know how to ‘place’ writing of this kind” (189). By “writing” Barry refers to cultural materialist criticism itself—not the work being criticized—but it is probably safe to assume that the analysis properly reflects the analyzed in this respect. It is certainly arguable that Thomas Pynchon’s THE CRYING OF LOT 49 qualifies as “difficult to place,” and this may be its only legitimate connection offered to a cultural materialist reading....   [tags: Pynchon Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49: No Escape

-      There are two levels of participation within The Crying of Lot 49:  that of the characters, such as Oedipa Maas, whose world is limited to the text, and that of the reader, who looks at the world from outside it but who is also affected the world created by the text.3  Both the reader and the characters have the same problems observing the chaos around them.  The protagonist in The Crying of Lot 49, Oedipa Mass, like the reader, is forced to either involve herself in the deciphering of clues or not participate at all.4 The philosophy behind The Crying of Lot 49 seems to lie in the synthesis of philosophers and modern physicists.  Ludwig Wittgenstein viewed the world as a "totality of...   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Embattled Underground

- The Crying of Lot 49: Embattled Underground In May of 1966, Richard Poirier wrote an article on Thomas Pynchon's latest novel at the time, The Crying of Lot 49. Clearly a fan of Pynchon's earlier novel V, Poirier praises what he calls another sample of Pynchon's "technical virtuosity" at "apocalyptic sat[ire]," of "saturnalian inventiveness" comparable to John Barth and Joseph Heller (Poirier 1). He admires Pynchon's adept confidence with philosophical and psychological concepts &endash; "his anthropological intimacy with the off-beat" (1)....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Symbolic Deconstruction in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Symbolic Deconstruction in The Crying of Lot 49      The paths leading toward knowledge (of self, of others, of the world around us) are circuitous. Thomas Pynchon, in his novel The Crying of Lot 49, seems to attempt to lead the reader down several of these paths simultaneously in order to illustrate this point. Our reliance on symbols as efficient translators of complex notions is called into question. Beginning with the choice of symbolic or pseudo-symbolic name, Oedipa Maas, for the central character of his novel, Pynchon expands his own investigation of symbol as Oedipa also attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the muted horn of the Tristero....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Making a Connection in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Making a Connection in The Crying of Lot 49        For as long as I could read comprehensively, I have always believed that great writing centered around well written stories that would both provide a certain measure of unaffected pleasure, as well as challenge the readers perception of the world at large; both within and outside of the sphere of its prose. Thomas Pynchons' The Crying of Lot 49 encompasses both of those requirements; by enfolding his readers, through a variety of means, within the intricate workings of his narrative....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Disorder and Misunderstanding in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Disorder and Misunderstanding The Crying of Lot 49   When reading Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" one is flooded with a deluge of historical references (dates, places, events) and, unless a historical genius, probably feels confused as to the historical accuracy of such references. As critics have shown, Pynchon blends factual history with fiction and manages, as David Seed writes in "The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon," to "juxtapose(s) historical references with reminders of the novel's status as artefact so that the reader's sense of history and of fiction are brought into maximum confrontation" (128)....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Her Errand Into the Wilderness

- The Crying of Lot 49: Her Errand Into the Wilderness One of the central themes touched upon in Pierre-Yves Petillon's Essay, "A Re-cognition of Her Errand Into the Wilderness," is the general sense of awakening one feels when he reads Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Petillon begins his essay by expressing the opinion that "it is rather odd that The Crying of Lot 49, a slim novella should have become an overnight classic (O'Donnell, p.127)." What at first seemed like a typical piece expounding the virtues of LSD, turned out to have much more under the surface than a first reading would reveal....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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The Disdainful Use of Names in Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49

- The Disdainful Use of Names in Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 While reading Pynchon’s, The Crying of Lot 49, I found myself fascinated with the names of the characters. I tried to analyze them and make them mean something, but it seems that Pynchon did not mean for the names to have a specific meaning. This deduction made me think about the satirical nature of the naming of the characters. Which led me to muse on the chaotic nature of the naming. The apparent disdain for the characters by their naming seems to imply that the author is poking fun at the reader and society through the characters....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays]

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Journey of Self-Discovery in Thomas Pynchons' The Crying of Lot 49

- Journey of Self-Discovery in Thomas Pynchons' The Crying of Lot 49   Thomas Pynchons' The Crying of Lot 49 challenges the readers' perception of the world by enfolding his readers, through a variety of means, within the intricate workings of his narrative. It centers around would be heroine Oedipa Maas whose life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has been made executor of the estate of old flame and entrepreneur Pierce Inverarity. When she is imposed upon to travel to the fictional city of San Narcisco, where Inverarity is said to have numerous real estate holdings, in order to carry out her task, Oedipa stumbles upon a muted post horn; the first of many clues leading her...   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays Thomas Pynchons]

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

- Whether a person’s life is something experienced authentically, or factually written down as literature, there are more complexities faced then there are simplicities on a daily basis. This multifariousness causes constant bewilderment and hesitation before any sort of important decision a person must make in his or her life. When it comes to characters of the written words, as soon sensations of ambiguity, uncertainty, and paranoia form, the outlook and actions of these characters are what usually result in regrettable decisions and added anxiety for both that character as well as the reader....   [tags: oedipa mass, paranoia]

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon's

- Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, has characters such as Oedipa Maas, whose world is limited to the authors text. The reader is drawn into the story and also affected by the world created by the author. Both the reader and the characters have the same problems observing the chaos around them. The whole story is a fairy tale.  Even while reading the story, you wonder why it is written in such a fashion. When you realize it was written in the l960's, you can basically see where the author is coming from.  However, poor Oedipa gets a pretty hard deal throughout the tale.  Why her problems seemed to be unclear is finally answered, but it takes a bit of figuring out. Odepia is considered...   [tags: oedipa maas, chaos]

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

- In Thomas Pynchon’s novel The Crying of Lot 49, we meet Oedipa Maas; she travels down a rabbit hole of her own making, like Lewis Carrols Alice, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Where Alice comes to self realization, Oedipa’s life ends up falling apart as she becomes more and more isolated and ends up with no closure. She goes through her life, in this story, assigning importance to things that may not be important at all, making a picture into a puzzle. In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice is thrown into situations in a strange world where she believes she can make sense of it all but always ends up frustrated....   [tags: oedipa maas, stereotypical housewife]

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The Crying of Lot 49

- There are two levels of apprehension to The Crying of Lot 49: that of the characters in the book, whose perception is limited to the text, and that of the reader, who has the ability to look at the world from outside of it. A recurring theme in the novel is the phenomenon of chaos, also called entropy. Both the reader and Oedipa have the same problems of facing the chaos around them. Through various methods, Pynchon imposes a fictional world of chaos on the world of the reader, a world already full of confusions....   [tags: Oedipa Maas]

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Pynchon’s Vision of America in The Crying of Lot 49

- ... As Oedipa delves deeper into the investigation she begins to question her own sanity. The mounting evidence affirming the Tristero’s existence, like the prevalent sightings of its emblem, a muted version of a post horn, is inextricably tied to Pierce’s estate holdings. Thus, Oedipa has to confront her growing sense paranoia that suggests the whole investigation is either a figment of her imagination, or (far worse) a manipulative ruse being imposed upon her by some unknown external entity (Pierce....   [tags: entropy, conspiracy, system, society]

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The Crying of Lot 49: Oedipa the Conspiracy Theorist

- Thomas Pynchon’s novel, The Crying of Lot 49, is set in California during the 1960s in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and in the midst of the Vietnam War. It is also a period of counterculture and social revolution when drug use becomes popularized and sexuality is explored. This historical context is evident in the novel as the main character, Oedipa, attempts to establish order and meaning in life. This essay will explore how Pynchon uses Oedipa as a projection of increased paranoia during this historical age....   [tags: social revolution, Linda Wagner, meaning]

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A Comparison of On the Road and Crying of Lot 49

- In both Jack Kerouac’s, On the Road, and Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49 the characters act in a deviant manner outside of social norms. This in turn leads to a deviant sub-cultural group which competes with the institutionalized authorities for power. Deviance in both novels is usually defined as a certain type of behaviour, such as an inebriated professor babbling on in a lecture hall filled with students or a group of teenagers frolicking naked in a city park on a hot and sunny afternoon. However, deviance can also encompass both ideas and attributes (Sagarin, 1975)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Sound and the Fury and The Crying of Lot 49

- The Sound and the Fury and The Crying of Lot 49 It is fitting to discuss the recollection of the past in an age advancing to an unknown futurity and whose memories are increasingly banished to the realm of the nostalgic or, even worse, obsolete. Thomas Pynchon and William Faulkner, in wildly contrasting ways, explore the means by which we, as individuals and communities, remember, recycle, and renovate the past. Retrospection is an inevitability in their works, for the past is inescapable and defines, if not dominates, the present....   [tags: comparison Compare Contrast essays]

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Comparing Journeys in Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49

- Parallel Journeys in The Crying of Lot 49 The Crying of Lot 49 offers two journeys into the text: that of it's protagonist Oedipa, and that which the reader is forced to take with her. His brilliant use of detail and word plays blur the lines between the two. The main factor in this journey is chaos, here referred to by its’ more scientific name entropy. Oedipa and the reader get lost in a system of chaos and the task of deciphering the clues within the intricate system. The reader has no choice but to become part of this system through cleverly employed tactics Pychon uses to draw one in....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise

- A Comparison of Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise   Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49 has much in common with Don DeLillo's book White Noise. Both novels uncannily share certain types of characters, parts of plot structure and themes. The similarities of these two works clearly indicates a cultural conception shared by two influential and respected contemporary authors.             Character similarities in the two novels are found in both the main characters and in some that are tangential to the plots....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Women in Anna Akhmatova’s Lot’s Wife, Crucifixion, and Rachel

- Powerful Women in Anna Akhmatova’s Lot’s Wife, Crucifixion, and Rachel “But Lot's wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” (New Geneva Study Bible, Gen. 19. 26). “Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and Zebedee's wife, the mother of James and John” (Matt. 27:56). “Jacob went over to the well and rolled away the stone and watered his uncle's flock. Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and tears came to his eyes…But when Jacob woke up in the morning – it was Leah....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Lot Can Happen in an Hour Kate Chopin's Story of an Hour

- The Major theme in “Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is the forbidden pleasures of freedom for women. This story was written in a time where women had no independence. They lived their lives for their husbands and not for themselves. While reading we see the oppression women faced in marriages, and the guilt they faced when desiring their freedom from the lives that they lived. In the beginning of “Story of an Hour” the readers are introduced to Louise Mallard who found out that her husband has died in an accident....   [tags: woman's freedom, oppression, husband]

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The crying game

- ¡§Texts both inform us of the social identities available to us, and problematize them; both police our social selves and subvert them.¡¨ Both texts, The Crying Game by Neil Jordan and Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas, use characters within the discourse to project social identities that have been problematized due to social constraints. Throughout this essay, I will focus on sexuality, as this type of social identity has been depicted as a central theme in both texts. The characters from the texts work to, police and subvert their own sexual identities within their social milieu....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Wedding Reception Was A Lot Of Fun

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A Lot is Accomplished in My Class

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It Takes a Lot to Break a Man

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Huge problem in a lot of schools

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Race to the Kmart Parking Lot

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A Lot Of Miyazaki 's Films

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Salem's Lot by Stephen King

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Save-A-Lot and Giant Eagle

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Parking Lot Paradise: Callowhill

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Montgomery Vs. Montgomery 's Arms Crying For Help

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What A Lot Of People Do Not Know

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The Phantom Of Liberty Lend A Lot The Story

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The Easy Four Credit Class Of The Lot

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A Lot Of Speculation Around Story Of Transfiguration

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Food Safety Affects People A Lot

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Crying Away Stress

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The Story Of Eden - Original Writing

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It's Time to Redesign the Parking Lot

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The Story of Lot and His Daughters

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Salems Lot and The Shining

- Stephen King sets up the perfect horror scene in room 217 by buliding off of Hitchcock and hos own previous work, Salem's Lot. King uses Hitchcock's definition of great horror to set for the scene in romm 217. He also uses background from his old work, Salems Lot. Alfred Hitchcock's idea of horror involves human suspense and teh realistic aspect of scary situations. Hitchcocks masterful directing leads the audience to be the frist to understand what is going on. The characters are left in the dark until the suspense reaches its climax....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Pattern of Residential Lot Size Zoning in Guangzhou, China

- ... Additionally, the onset of the 1982 economic reforms also led to the use of a GIS (Geographic information system) to govern the use of land, including population distribution, location of factories, infrastructure development and other plans. This was majorly done so that the region could have a record of land development and a historical record fort the major changes that took place in the region. According to a publication be the APA journal, there were huge projects for housing under development at the periphery of the city, most commonly, near the ETDZ of Guangzhou (Economic and Technological Development Zone)....   [tags: residentical zoning practices, urbanization]

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Sleep Insomni A Serious Problem For A Lot Of People

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I Learned A Lot From Interviewing The Coach Maldonado

- ... I mean hey, if your that good then good for you. If I got any advice out of this interview it’s a few things actually. The more work I put into something the greater the results will be at the end. Also, I took away that discipline is a very important part of life and is seen in sports all around. Discipline is the price, and victory becomes the reward. If we can discipline ourselves in every aspect of life, we can go on and teach others about discipline and how important it is in life. Some positive things I took away from this interview were, I got to meet a new coach here on campus, learned how others see sports and how they influence everyone around us, and that we need to make sur...   [tags: Want, Psychology, Jonathan Coachman, Thing]

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The Biblical Allusion of Lot's Wife in Slaughterhouse-Five

- Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five, uses the biblical allusion of Lot’s wife looking back on the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to parallel the story of Billy Pilgrim during the war and his experience after, when he returns to the United States. Although the reference is brief, it has profound implications to the portrayal of America during World War II, especially the bombing of Dresden. Although Lot’s wife’s action dooms her to turn into a pillar of salt, the narrator emphasizes her choice to indicate the importance of being compassionate and having hindsight....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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American Dream Dying : The Economic Lot Of The Least Advantaged

- ... Pension is also a part of what a company promises when you work under them. According to dictionary.com pension is a fixed amount, other than wages, paid at regular intervals to a person or to the person 's surviving dependents in consideration of past services. Suppose if a twenty- two-year-old planned to work for a company for forty years before retiring. During those forty years the employer of the company would give that person money that was set aside for each month for the rest of their life but now many companies have taken that opportunity away from their employees. Going to college is also a part of Americas debt the average American pays 20,000 a year to go to school and also...   [tags: Debt, Money, Investment, Finance]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Song Of Solomon A Lot Of Betrayal '

- ... Some don 't. I believe they decide on it anyway. People die when they want to and if they want to. Don 't nobody have to die if they don 't want to. In the Story Song of Solomon a lot of betrayal, racism, love and death is going on. Milkman Dead is the protagonist of the novel. He is a young man who is raised in the privileged of an African American upper-class family as the only son. Milkman is bored and think he must escape his family’s pressures and tragedies with a search for gold. Milkman steals what he thinks is his Aunt Pilate’s stash of gold....   [tags: White people, Black people, Toni Morrison]

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Cosmetic Surgery And Its Effect On The Lives Of A Lot Of People

- ... The majority of the cosmetic procedures done on teens have been to clear acne scarring and are non-surgical (Hyde). However, these procedures still categorize under plastic surgery. Subsequently, the number of cosmetic treatments treatment options has escalated due to the increased demand. Procedures range from botox injections to extraordinary procedures. Innovations, new research, and technology have allowed surgeons today to do the unimaginable (Weatherford 175). For example, Dallas Wiens was drastically injured in an electrical accident in 2008....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Breast implant, Cosmetics]

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The Middle East Has A Lot Of Domestic Pressure On The Area

- ... At one time they had people and control over quite a bit of area within the Middle East and has smaller support groups in countries around the world, they were working hard to spread their beliefs and also terror. With the control of this territory and also the people they have supporting them they are a major threat to the countries in the Middle East. This issue already has the involvement of the international community, and they should be there to help. ISIS is a threat to the Middle East and also countries outside of that region....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Iraq, Jordan]

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Love Is The Underlying Motive Behind A Lot Of Our Actions

- ... Sure, sometimes he may have acted crazy. O.K. But he loved me. In his own way, maybe, but he loved me. There was love there, Herb. Don’t deny me that’” (Carver 2). When Herb asks for their opinion on whether they would distinguish his barbaric behavior as love, Nick confesses that one can never know about other people’s circumstances. Love may be different for everyone yet is typically linked with affection and care. Is there room for abuse in love. Correspondingly, affection and care may be counterfeit when the motivating feelings are not contemporaneous....   [tags: Love, Short story, Marriage, Fiction]

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Factors That Influence The Tourism Industry Has Developed A Lot

- ... Nonetheless, there is still confusion whether these theories can be applicable in practice and have accurate data and results (Holloway&Humphreys, 2012). In the following essay, a comprehensive literature review is conducted which will initially develop a definition and evaluation of important theories of travel motivations and typologies of tourist behaviour; then, it will continue by assessing if those theories are applicable in practice, in relation to the available tourism data and how efficiently can be supported and used....   [tags: Motivation, Maslow's hierarchy of needs]

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Society Gains A Lot By Supporting Culturally Diverse Environments

- ... Having a diverse and discrimination-free work environment helps businesses avoid these costs.”(source 1) When companies aren’t diverse they may lose employees that are highly qualified to do their work if they are being treated worse than other employees that aren’t as qualified but may be white males. If the company can avoid the diversity then they can avoid the cost because know they don’t have to worry about hiring someone to replace an employee that just up and leaves. When companies bring together workers with different qualifications, backgrounds, and experiences they are more to being helpful in problem-solving on the job.” Similarly, diversity breeds creativity and innovation....   [tags: Racism, White American, White people, Race]

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How Technology Has Done A Lot For Us?

- ... Since all of this can be done over a laptop, and more recently a decent enough phone, people tend to rely on these forms of communication heavily because of its convenience, and quickly disregard the act of talking face to face. These types of people eventually become used to the idea of instant texting disregard social skills, and when placed back into a physical social setting can barely hold a decent conversation. They’d rather text a person two blocks (or two rooms) away from them instead of talking to their face like a well-adjusted human being....   [tags: Human, Thought, Internet, Humans]

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I Am A Lot From Project 1

- ... The synthesis part, however, I felt I had the hardest time in doing. It was mainly because I had trouble trying to find those “gaps” between the readings that we read in class, so I had to really dig deep and find those connections. I think I did a great job with identifying and explaining the connections that the readings had with each other. Even though it took me some time to find the certain connections between the readings, I feel as though it was somewhat easy to explain how those ideas were combined and similar to one another....   [tags: Facebook, Social network service, Twitter, MySpace]

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The Key To Master Writing is to Write a Lot

- “Write a lot.” Could this idea be the foundation of a sound writing pedagogy. It seems almost too simple. It also seems solidly in line with Peter Elbow’s ideas for the “teacherless class”and therefore, if we believe Berlin’s formulation from “Rhetoric and Ideology in the Writing Class”, perhaps part of a pedagogic philosophy that can easily marginalize certain students or be “co-opted by the agencies of corporate capitalism” (697; in Cross-Talk). But I’m thinking more in terms of establishing writing for students as something that ought to be done in volume in order to build it as a habit....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]

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Argumentative Essay : Cry And Cry

- To Cry I cry easily and it has taken me a long to come to terms with that. Last trimester in a screenwriting class and during a critique of our screenplays, my turn came to read my screenplay aloud to the class. This was my first time reading to an audience and having spent all night working on it I was both apprehensive and excited. As I read, someone whispered to the person sitting beside him that my writing was terrible. I heard him and I heard the other agree. After I finished reading, the class began to critique me mercilessly saying things such as “This is terrible”, “this doesn’t make sense, and why is this here”....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Psychology, Crying]

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People Have Various Emotions Inside Themselves

- ... For example, when bad news comes to a situation, the immediate response for several is to cry; when a great news is given to a situation, a smile comes to the faces and when humor comes to the scenario, laughter is a common response. Thus, some do respond in a “negative” way when someone gets too happy. When a soldier comes back from their duties, family members and loved ones go to them and immediately hug them and confront them. “Even though something great has just happened, you are telling people that you need someone to comfort you,” (Basu)....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Laughter, Crying]

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Every Pregnancy Is A Happy Pregnancy

- ... I became so sick that I was retching to vomit, but was only encountered by the awful bitter taste of acid reflux. The ride to the hospital felt like it was an unending road. The amount of time it took to arrive caused a great deal of fear as I pondered over the situation asking myself, “What could possibly be wrong with me?” Upon arrival I could feel the pain becoming worse as the pain of throbbing quickly escalated into a stabbing like pain. My mother rushed through the heavy swinging doors and I instantly felt the cool air against by face....   [tags: Pregnancy, Mother, Crying, Tears]

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The Concept Of Family Has Change A Lot Over The Past Decides

- The concept of family has change a lot over the past decides. Not only this, but the notions of family are very different depending on the countries, but the idea of a family (mother, father, children) has remained the same. In the 1950 's the normal American family consisted of a breadwinner father, homemaker mother, and several children, all living in homes in the suburbs on the outskirts of a larger city. It was a narrow view of a model family, yet it saturated the media and was widely accepted as the ideal and most normal....   [tags: Family, Gender role, Marriage, Gender]

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The New Iom Report Has Put A Lot Of Responsibilities On The Healthcare Industry

- ... Yet the doctors won 't write orders we need to make us the bad guys in the patient 's eyes.” Assuming that we are on the same page in caring for patients we always keep everyone involved in the care informed of any changes and needs the patient may have because really we are at the bedside all the time. It is normal to be alerted when something is changing on the patients’ status or whenever the patient is complaining about something. We call doctors whenever we deem is necessary because we are the voice of the patient and their advocate....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance]

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Free Trials Can Make Your College Life A Lot More Easier?

- ... Clear doesn 't offer a free trial but a free demo. If you have OS X Yosemite you can check out quick demo on you Mac and if it is towards your liking you can purchase for one time fee of $11.99. Todo If haven 't been using Todo on your mobile device, you are definitely missing out or at least somewhat cluttered. Todo, like Clear, helps you stay organized with a checklist service. The clean layout and easy-to-navigate icons and function make Todo one my favorite apps. It helps me get things done but also reminds me to complete a task....   [tags: Time management, Management, Procrastination]

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How Chinese Economy Has Undergone A Lot Of Reforms And Changes

- ... On the one hand, cheap Labor force cannot be the advantageous reason to attract buyers anymore due to the increasing in the cost of manufacture and workers; on the other hand, the structure of exports still follows the same pattern. We can see in the graph 1, manufactured good respectively shows the highest value among 9 types of commodities in the different sections of 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. Nowadays, multimedia becomes a trend and traditional media mark the low in the cycle. The development of technology and widespread use of Internet creates a new business model for Chinese economic structure....   [tags: People's Republic of China, China, Silk Road]

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What I 've Traveled A Lot Since They Sold Me

- I’ve traveled a lot since they sold me. I always think about people who own me, their attitude, their thoughts, how they treat me, what they feel, what I mean to them, why I am so valuable to them. No one knew me, but I know them. They find in me something they are missing in their lifes. Now I live with Cornelius Engelbrecht, am placed right across the fireplace. He refers to me as the most extraordinary painting in which a young girl wearing a short blue smock, over a rust-coloured skirt sits in profile at a table by an open window....   [tags: Love, Girl, Marriage, English-language films]

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Randolph Bourne Crying Out Against the Betrayal of the Values of Civilization

- Randolph Bourne Crying Out Against the Betrayal of the Values of Civilization John Dos Passos wrote, that if ever a man had a ghost it was Bourne: A tiny twisted unscared ghost in a black cloak hopping along the grimy old brick and brownstone streets still left in downtown New York, crying out in a shrill soundless giggle: War is the health of the state. Dos Passos, 1919 (N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1932), pp. 105-106. When World War I erupted it came as a surprise to the overwhelming majority of American intellectuals....   [tags: Randolph Bourne Writers Essays]

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Graduation Speech On School Attendance

- Most schools expect students to attend all of their classes. After all, what would be the point in enrolling students to get an education and then figuring they didn 't need to actually show up. Specific attendance policies can vary from one school to another or even from one class to another. According to Wake Tech attendance policy,” a student is required to be present 90% of his/her class schedule. An absence is defined as missing one-third or more of any regularly scheduled class meeting. In the event that a student 's absence in a class exceeds 10 percent and the absences are not justified to the satisfaction of the instructor, the instructor will submit Student Course Withdrawal Form t...   [tags: Parking lot, Parking, Parking space]

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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Little Things Mean a Lot

- Little Things Mean a Lot in Trifles Susan Glaspell's play, Trifles, explores the fact that women pay attention to the little things that may lead to the solving of a bigger problem. Why are women so into the little things. The attention to detail seems to be the starting point to solving the bigger problem. Think of the little things as pieces of a puzzle. When the small pieces come together you see the bigger picture. In the play Trifles the men seem to think the women only worry about the little things, or trifles....   [tags: Trifles Essays]

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Being The Hyper Little Kid

- ... Though at the time, I didn 't know the real reason about why I had gotten this cute little puppy. I thought it was just a special present since I had been good. But the real reason, as I found out later, was that I would have a special friend that I could tell everything to and never feel alone. My grandma knew that my grandpa 's sickness was getting worse, his time was coming to a close, she didn 't know when but if she couldn 't comfort me she knew this little animal might be able to. I carefully took the small puppy out of the palm of my moms hand....   [tags: Family, Mother, 2007 singles, Crying]

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The Effects Of Granite School District 's Curriculum

- ... Is it truly being implemented and are students actually understanding the material. Then, to what extent are students aware of the air quality issues in Salt Lake City, Utah and does it affect the way they act. A survey conducted for this research at Sunshine High School in Granite School District should be able to answer these questions effectively. High School Survey This survey had a total of ten questions that asked the students simple questions about their view on air quality and if they have been taught about air pollution in any of their science classes....   [tags: High school, Education, Parking lot, Air pollution]

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Walmart 's Store Front And Parking

- ... Walmart adds other stores to the inside of their store, so it creates a one stop and done affect. This means that when you come to Walmart, you can get your groceries, your oil changed, haircut, nails done, and have lunch all in the same spot, it’s convenient for the shopper. Like many other grocery stores, Walmart opens with fresh fruits and vegetables. Jack Hitt, author of “The Theory of Supermarkets,” writes, “Most supermarkets begin with produce; others open with flowers. The idea is to introduce the consumer into a realm of freshness and crispness, of color and beauty.” The freshness and crispness was created by the use of a sprinkler system that periodically waters the vegetables....   [tags: Supermarket, Grocery store, Parking lot, Wal-Mart]

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Being Pregnant Includes Making A Lot Of Important Decisions For You And Your Baby 's Health

- Being pregnant includes making a lot of important decisions for you and your baby’s health. Thus, includes the birth of your child, a very important aspect for both of you’ll life. Once you enter your third trimester you being to think deeply of all the methods there is in delivering your baby into this world. Are you going to want a medicated or non-medicated birth. Or perhaps you decide you much rather have a C-section instead of a vaginal birth. Maybe you prefer a more traditional way of delivery and choose a homelike birth center instead of a hospital....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Vagina, Pregnancy]

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What to Do with a Lot of Money

- If I was to receive $3,000,000 and had to spend it in one month, what I would do is this. First, I would donate forty-five percent of the money to various charities, then I would take another thirty percent and use it to help out my family, and finally what I would do with the last twenty- five percent of the money is buy a few things that I would need. Whatever I do not use of my twenty- five percent will go to charity. $3,000,000 is an impressive amount of money. How would somebody be able to spend that much on themselves, when there are people and animals out there suffering from disease and homelessness, and not feel bad about it....   [tags: personal narrative]

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In chapter 5 a lot of different ideas come out about the beast.

- In chapter 5 a lot of different ideas come out about the beast. Lord of the Flies In the lord of the flies there where a lot of things happening on the island but one thing that was mentioned through out the story was the beast, there where a lot of different sightings and mentioning of it. The firs time the beast is mentioned is in chapter 2 when a younger child asks Ralph what he is going to do about the beast, he asks Ralph through piggy as the child is to scared to say it in front of everybody....   [tags: English Literature]

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Jay Gatsby’s character encompasses a lot of characteristics at once

- Jay Gatsby’s character encompasses a lot of characteristics at once Great Gatsby -ambitious. Jay Gatsby’s character encompasses a lot of characteristics at once, making him one of the most diverse characters in the book. As we move deeper and deeper into the novel, we discover that we can narrow down Gatsby’s characteristics down to a few adjectives. One of the main adjectives that can be written onto Jay Gatsby is ambitious. We can say to a very large extent that Gatsby’s character is very ambitious....   [tags: English Literature:]

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I Don 't Remember Like It Was Yesterday

- ... So I told her everything was fine. Of course Aiyana had to investigate further so she went downstairs to question my family. She floated down those stairs as she always did, nothing was different. I don 't know who told her but soon there was screaming. Aiyana released a piercing scream of pain that no child, especially not a 13 year old, should ever feel. From that point I remember an endless amount of screaming, not only from Aiyana. But Aiyana’s screaming is what I remember the most. She was screaming for her cousin....   [tags: Crying, Tears, 2007 singles, I Cried]

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The Bitter Truth - Original Writing

- ... Pulling away to draw breath, his forehead resting against hers, he whispered; "We can figure this out. My uncle, your father, our people. Whatever it is, we can figure it out. Together." He brushed away the tears that stained her beautiful face. But Sigrid found her own moment of courage, and she met his eyes sadly. "Fíli, I 'm to be betrothed." His hand fell numbly from the side of her face as he stepped backwards. "Dale needs me to forge an alliance, to buy what our gold cannot; to gain land that your uncle can’t give." Her lips trembled....   [tags: Crying, Tears, 2007 singles, Debut albums]

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Laughing to Keep from Crying: An Analysis of The Film As Good as it Gets

- Americans function in a normative society, where outliers are either considered dangerous or laughable. The patriarchal ideals upon which the United States was founded placed white heterosexual males at the top of the social ladder, but in so doing, all those who fall short of this specific condition are left struggling to climb toward normalcy. This ideal, however, is challenged by the blithely offensive, obsessive-compulsive main character of the film, As Good as it Gets. It is difficult to imagine an actor besides Jack Nicholson playing the part of Melvin Udall, whose neurotic behavior is a part of his particular brand of charm....   [tags: homsexuality, mental disorder, melvin, frank]

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Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's

- Frank-n-Furter, Michel Dorsey/Dorothy Michels, and Dil: alternative masculinities in film from the 70's to the 90's The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Tootsie (1982), and The Crying Game (1993) are united by their overt concern with sexuality and gender; particularly non-dominant gender and sexual identities. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Michel Dorsey, of Tootsie, and Dil, of The Crying Game, challenge conventional masculinity, and, the latter two especially, expose gender roles as nothing more than performances or social constructs....   [tags: Movies Film Films Tootsie Rocky Crying Essays]

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Family Loving Can Mean a Lot of Things

- I found the differences between sentimental and realist writing strikingly obvious, but the details as of why were hidden to me until I went deeper into analyzing the text. To figure out the exact differences and similarities that set these two writing eras apart, I examined The Island of Bornholm, a sentimentalist story written by Nikolai Karamzin, and The Family of a Vourdalak, a realist piece by Alexis Tolstoy. With a gap of forty-six years between the two pieces, there is bound to be certain differences in style and word choice, but beyond this were variances in character details, scene descriptions, and tension building that made these two stories so unique to the reader....   [tags: differences between sentimental & realist writing]

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